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General Mitchell Elementary School Opens Outdoor Classroom
Posted on 05/22/2018
According to Principal Ryan Johnson, “Our outdoor classroom provides space for science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) activities. We also believe that learning outdoors can have a positive effect on wellness and student engagement.”  READ MORE...
New Season of "13 Reasons Why"
Posted on 05/21/2018
We want to make you aware that season two of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” based on a young adult novel, begins airing Friday, May 18, 2018.   READ MORE...
FREE Healthy Meals for Kids and Teens!
Posted on 05/16/2018
The following locations will be serving the free meals this summer!  READ MORE...
WAWM RCS Introduces AM ACTION Before School Care Program
Posted on 05/15/2018
The new before school care program, called AM ACTION. It will be held at all 11 elementary schools from 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. each day school is in session.   READ MORE...
Nathan Hale High School Concert Choirs Perform World Premier of Piece Written by Award Winning Composer
Posted on 05/12/2018
Nathan Hale High School Choirs presented their spring concert featuring the world premiere of a piece written by award-winning composer of contemporary concert music, Dr. Thomas LaVoy.  READ MORE...
Teaching is a Work of Heart: Brendan Kelly Helps Move Education Forward
Posted on 05/10/2018
Brendan Kelly is experienced at moving forward. At 34, he’s lived in the Pacific Northwest, made a significant career change, and now helps lead the charge in education’s newest frontier: technology.   READ MORE...
WAWM SD Youth Summer Sports Camps
Posted on 05/09/2018
Sign up today!  READ MORE...
A Winning Attitude - A Winning Season
Posted on 05/09/2018
Sotiros and his coaches set to work making sure their players started to feel the sense of pride that comes with being part of something special.   READ MORE...
You're Invited to the Parent Advisory Circle!
Posted on 05/08/2018
The District Parent Advisory Circle is an opportunity for parents and community members to meet with district leadership and provide feedback regarding a variety of topics (e.g., budgeting, technology, instruction, facility usage, enrollment, strategic planning, and program development).   READ MORE...
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators Honors WAWM Teachers
Posted on 05/07/2018
Teachers were nominated by their principals for their hard work and dedication to their school and District.  READ MORE...
Mindfulness on Full Display at Walker Elementary School
Posted on 05/07/2018
Over 40 four and five-year old kindergartners participated. They were excited to show others what they’ve learned this year about mindfulness.  READ MORE...
2018 Employee Recognition
Posted on 05/07/2018
Our success would not be possible without their dedication to education. Their work is valued and we are deeply grateful for all you have done on behalf of our children.  READ MORE...
Nathan Hale High School Hosts 10th Annual Safe and Sober Family Night
Posted on 05/04/2018
“We’re heading into summer and lots of our students are going to these big events,” explains Principal Matt Lesar. “We want them to make positive choices that keep them safe.”  READ MORE...
Partner Profile: Glenn Rieder
Posted on 05/04/2018
According to K-12 Career and Technical Education Coordinator, Gwen Skoyen, “As innovative, companies such as this join our community, they will be looking for cabinet makers with twenty-first century skills. We are in the process of establishing a partnership Glenn Rider. We want students in our youth apprenticeship program to be part of a training opportunity like this.”  READ MORE...
Morning Walking School Bus Pilot at Three Elementary Schools
Posted on 04/27/2018
A Walking School Bus is a way for school children to walk to school along a set route in much the same way a school bus would drive them to school.  READ MORE...
High School Students Place at Automotive Competitions
Posted on 04/24/2018
Students from both West Allis Central High School and West Allis Nathan Hale High School attended the competition. All participants were the proud recipients of tools from Snap-on, Matco, and Gearwrench.  READ MORE...
Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services Awards
Posted on 04/23/2018
On Friday, April 20, 2018 the Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services, Ltd. (WCASS) hosted an awards celebration to recognize four staff members and one student from the WAWM School District.   READ MORE...
High School Impact Day Demonstrates the Consequences of Drunk or Distracted Driving
Posted on 04/20/2018
Students hope their Impact Day sends a life-saving message to classmates: Don’t drink and drive and don’t drive while distracted.  READ MORE...
WAWM School District Music Education Program Receives National Recognition
Posted on 04/18/2018
The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District’s music program has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.  READ MORE...
James E. Dottke High School Offers Adult Education Program - Making Achievement Possible
Posted on 04/17/2018
Adults needing assistance to meet their personal and professional goals can find FREE support on at James E. Dottke High School.   READ MORE...
Title 1 Schools of Recognition Awards
Posted on 04/16/2018
These awards recognize the work of students and their parents along with teachers, school administrators, and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement. We are working hard to ensure that every student graduates college and career ready.  READ MORE...
James E. Dottke Students Use Shovels to Help Their Neighbors
Posted on 04/16/2018
After a Wisconsin “spring” weekend of rain, snow, and sleet, the principal of James E. Dottke High School, Mr. Goelz saw an opportunity to be a good neighbor.   READ MORE...
Partner Profile: The Farmer's Wife
Posted on 04/13/2018
The Farmer’s Wife is committed to contributing to local economies and sustainable livelihoods in the United States and, in the case of imported products like coffee, in producer countries. In addition to her social awareness and commitment to quality food, Mastera is also partnering with the WAWM School District to provide educational apprenticeship opportunities to students.  READ MORE...
April School District Newsletter
Posted on 04/13/2018
Robotics Clubs; An Interview with WAWM Physical Education Teachers; Teaching is a Work of Heart: Marnie McCann; Partner Profile: The Farmer's Wife; Graduation/Completion Ceremony Dates; and more!   READ MORE...
Franklin Elementary School Student Chosen as Finalist in Maze Maker Challenge
Posted on 04/12/2018
The maze created by Branden Callahan, a 5th grade student from Franklin Elementary School, was selected as a finalist from over 30,000 submissions!  READ MORE...
WAWM Community Coalition Launches Peers With Purpose
Posted on 04/11/2018
“The goal is to use student leaders to send a message that helps prevent alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse,” explained Community Coalition Director, Tammy Molter, “When older students give their presentations to younger students, they communicate authentically. It’s very powerful.”  READ MORE...
Teaching is a Work of Heart: Marnie McCann Goes Beyond the Usual
Posted on 04/11/2018
“Mrs. McCann has a vision for her students and it helps shape our school community at West Allis Central. There is a lot of positive interaction at Central Perk. Her kids do a great job.”  READ MORE...
Mock Interviews Held for Special Education Students
Posted on 04/10/2018
According to Special Education Teacher, Jackie Jacoby, “All the students prepared a typed resume and practiced their responses to a series of questions.” Members of the community were there to help us conduct the interviews.  READ MORE...
An Interview with WAWM Physical Education Teachers
Posted on 04/06/2018
We may all remember “gym class” but things have changed over the past few years  READ MORE...
District Solo & Ensemble Music Festival
Posted on 04/04/2018
On Saturday, March 24, 2018, students from area schools participated in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned District Solo & Ensemble Music Festival.  READ MORE...
Spring Concerts
Posted on 03/19/2018
Here is a list of spring concerts!  READ MORE...
March Madness at West Allis Central High School
Posted on 03/16/2018
March Madness - A time of year that the West Allis Central High School community looks forward to since the traditions began in 2003!  READ MORE...
Partner Profile: Sodexo
Posted on 03/08/2018
According to Sodexo Multi Service General Manager, Steve Kosnar, ”I feel we play a vital role as food service providers and we work hard to make great connections with students and staff. We are proud of the many things we do to be a good partner.”  READ MORE...
Teaching is a Work of Heart: Dan Walker Finding the Artist in Every Student
Posted on 03/07/2018
“Mr. Walker is passionate about what he does. He is welcoming, relatable and he finds the artist in every student.”  READ MORE...
Irving Elementary School Student Receives “Yes I Can” Award
Posted on 03/06/2018
Irving Elementary School’s, Dorian Jaeger, received the news that he is a recipient of this year’s “Yes I Can!” award from The Wisconsin Council for Exceptional Children.  READ MORE...
From the Superintendent...
Posted on 02/15/2018
Dear West-Allis-West Milwaukee School Community: My heart breaks again for the families, students, teachers, and community members impacted by the most recent school shooting, this time in Florida.   READ MORE...
Wilson Elementary School Shares the Love!
Posted on 02/13/2018
During the month of February, students at Wilson Elementary School are participating in “Share the Love” a school-wide service learning project.  READ MORE...
Student Nurses Help Promote Attendance at Longfellow Elementary School
Posted on 02/13/2018
As important as reading, writing and arithmetic, attendance is a strong predictor of student achievement in school. For students at Longfellow Elementary School, a new source of help is being provided in an effort to promote good attendance.  READ MORE...
Method Test Prep Now Available in WAWM High Schools Grades 10-12
Posted on 02/13/2018
As a District, we are committed to ensuring that students are college and career ready when they graduate. We hope you will discuss Method Test Prep with your student.  READ MORE...
Light and Unite Red Awareness Campaign 2018
Posted on 02/12/2018
In January 2018, WAWM high school student members of the organization Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) participated in the national Light and Unite Red Campaign.  READ MORE...
Teaching is a Work of Heart: Evan Rosa Once a Student Now a Teacher and Coach at Nathan Hale High School
Posted on 02/08/2018
“Building strong relationships is important to me,” says Rosa, “I know, first-hand, how teachers help shape the vision of who we become.”  READ MORE...
Partner Profile: Blum, Inc.
Posted on 02/06/2018
In January 2018, representatives from Blum, Inc., Bob Dwyer and Logan Sewell delivered a new Hinge Bore Machine (valued at over $2,000) to the West Allis Central High School Technology and Engineering Department.  READ MORE...
WI Humane Society Kind Kids Spotlight Longfellow Elementary School
Posted on 02/06/2018
Longfellow Elementary's Afterschool Action 330 program spent time giving back to animals at the WI Humane Society.   READ MORE...
WAWM Community Coalition Hosts Peers with a Purpose Event
Posted on 02/02/2018
The training included interactive activities designed to change perceptions and educate students on the dangers and consequences of substance abuse.  READ MORE...
Music Teacher Mary Pat Michels Named Civic Music’s Educational Administrator of the Year
Posted on 02/01/2018
On Saturday, March 10, 2018, West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Music Teacher, Mrs. Mary Pat Michels will be recognized as the Civic Music Association’s Educational Administrator of the Year.   READ MORE...
Women’s Auxiliary of Aurora West Allis Medical Center Donates School Supplies
Posted on 01/31/2018
Women’s Auxiliary of Aurora West Allis Medical Center visited the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District to deliver school supplies they collected during a Donation Drive in January.  READ MORE...
WAWM School District Provides Leadership at the Wisconsin Council for Administrators for Special Services Conference
Posted on 01/30/2018
On January 24, 2018, a number of representatives from the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District traveled to Appleton, WI to lead break-out sessions regarding initiatives being used to address the needs of all students.  READ MORE...
Intermediate School Preview Night
Posted on 01/29/2018
The Preview Night will include information about intermediate school programming and extra- curricular activities. There will also be an opportunity to meet staff and tour the building!  READ MORE...
Top Six WAWM Spellers Advance to Regional Spelling Bee
Posted on 01/29/2018
Congratulations to the top six participants of the WAWM School District Spelling Bee who will be moving on to compete in the CESA 1 Regional Spelling Bee.   READ MORE...
2018-2019 School Calendar
Posted on 01/25/2018
On Monday, January 22, 2018 the WAWM School Board approved the 2018-2019 School Calendar.  READ MORE...
WAWM School Board Meetings Now on YouTube
Posted on 01/24/2018
Beginning on January 24, 2018, the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District will use YouTube to livestream School Board meetings and provide access to past meetings on demand.  READ MORE...
Moody’s Upgrades WAWM School District Credit Rating Says Outlook is Stable
Posted on 01/24/2018
The upgrade to Baa3 reflects the District's significantly improved financial profile attributed to the implementation of considerable expenditure reductions and receipt of a large lawsuit settlement.   READ MORE...
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Training for Parents
Posted on 01/23/2018
If you have a child with a disability who has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), this training is open to the public and free for parents.  READ MORE...
Nathan Hale High School Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony
Posted on 01/22/2018
On February 22, 2018, the Nathan Hale Athletic Booster Club hosted the West Allis Nathan Hale High School Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony.   READ MORE...
High Schools Welcome 8th Graders with Special Event
Posted on 01/18/2018
“We are focused on helping our students to be college and career ready,” states Superintendent Dr. Lexmond, “This event helped us lay a foundation for what students can expect in our high schools.”  READ MORE...
Cecelia Santiago Wins Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition for a Third Year
Posted on 01/15/2018
Cecelia Santiago, an 8th grade Orchestra student at Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School was named a winner in the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competitions for a third year in a row.  READ MORE...
Partner Profile: S & F Automotive
Posted on 01/12/2018
A profile Business Partners working with the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District to ensure students are college and career ready! “It’s helping me decide what I want to do when I graduate – Read more!  READ MORE...
High School Students Get into Action with Interact Clubs
Posted on 01/12/2018
Whether it’s hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires far away or homelessness, poverty and hunger at home, West Allis-West Milwaukee high school students are making a difference by joining Interact Club.   READ MORE...
General Mitchell Elementary School Moves Full STEAM Ahead!
Posted on 01/11/2018
General Mitchell Elementary School has focused on developing a curriculum around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). This theme has fostered the implementation of programs like Project Lead the Way, MakerSpace, Lego Robotics, Arts in Community Education, and Project-based Learning.  READ MORE...
Nathan Hale Husky Drama Presents "Play On!"
Posted on 01/03/2018
January 25 & 26 at 7:30 p.m. and January 27 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.  READ MORE...
Alumni Greg Zeman Honored at Annual Children's Target Shopping Event
Posted on 12/11/2017
The Zeman Family Foundation has donated over a million dollars to the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District for this event and other projects.  READ MORE...
West Allis Central High School Freshmen Reach Out to Future Bulldogs
Posted on 12/08/2017
The students covered topics related to courses, classroom expectations, homework, school activities (Homecoming!), and extracurricular activities.   READ MORE...
Teachers Bridge the Gap for English Language Learners
Posted on 12/07/2017
At Pershing Elementary School, where 18.4% of the students are considered EL, specialist, Alissa Sawyer, works to individualize lesson plans so that her students reach important benchmarks  READ MORE...
Sodexo Sponsors Local Military Event “Serving Up Smiles!”
Posted on 12/07/2017
The district’s food service provider, Sodexo, sponsored this special event. Military service personnel greeted students and served "Smiley Potatoes.”  READ MORE...
Wilson Elementary Focuses on Literacy Using Nationally Recognized Lucy Calkins Resources
Posted on 12/05/2017
“One of the most important things,” says Gottinger, “is that there is an emphasis on the joy of reading and writing.   READ MORE...
Students Attend Christmas Toy Drive at Village of Manor Park
Posted on 12/04/2017
On Friday, December 1, 2017 students from the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District participated in a special event at Village of Manor Park.  READ MORE...
District Report Card Shows Improvement
Posted on 11/21/2017
The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District (WAWM) saw an overall score increase of 2.8 on the State of Wisconsin District Report Card moving from 65.3 in 2015-2016 to 68.1 on the 2016-2017.   READ MORE...
Red Ribbon Week
Posted on 11/20/2017
Students members of the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) group sponsored by the WAWM Community Coalition organized Red Ribbon Week activities.  READ MORE...
American Ninja Warrior Abel Gonzalez Visits Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School
Posted on 11/16/2017
Gonzalez shared his story about overcoming numerous obstacles while growing up in Edinburg. His message of “believing in yourself and never giving up on your dreams!”  READ MORE...
Career and Technical Education Classes Preparing Students to be College and Career Ready
Posted on 11/14/2017
Gwen Skoyen, K-12 Career and Technical Education Specialist explains, “One of the most important things we can do is to strengthen the connection between what students are learning in high school and their future careers.  READ MORE...
Irving Elementary School Honors Over 50 Veterans
Posted on 11/11/2017
Irving’s entire school community of students, staff members, and families packed the gym to celebrate over 50 veterans.   READ MORE...
West Allis Police Department Announces Body Cam Program for School Liaisons, Front-Line Officers and Front-Line Supervisors
Posted on 11/10/2017
Recently, the WAPD announced that all school liaison officers, front-line officers and front-line supervisors are being deployed with body worn cameras on a regular basis.  READ MORE...
Multicultural Club at Nathan Hale Collects Donations for Puerto Rico and Mexico
Posted on 11/01/2017
On Saturday, October 21, 2017 the Multicultural Club at Nathan Hale High School drove seven carloads of supplies they had collected during their donation drive to the Latino Expo held at St. Anthony High School.   READ MORE...
WAWM School District Cross Country Run
Posted on 11/01/2017
Thank you to all who participated in our annual cross country run!  READ MORE...
Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate Hosts "Attend School With Your Child Day"
Posted on 10/26/2017
On Thursday, October 26, 2017, Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School welcomed over 200 parents/guardians to "Attend School With Your Child Day."  READ MORE...
James E. Dottke High School Settles in at New Building
Posted on 10/13/2017
Since 1983, James E. Dottke High School has offered alternative learning opportunities for high school students in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District.   READ MORE...
WISN Channel 12 School Shout Outs!
Posted on 10/12/2017
Franklin Elementary School and Horace Mann Elementary School were featured on the WISN Channel 12 School Shout Outs!   READ MORE...
WAWM Works to Address Students with Mental Health and Trauma Needs
Posted on 10/11/2017
WAWM works to design a plan that would better meet the needs of students suffering from issues related to mental health and trauma. Implementing this plan is now a district-wide focus for the 2017-2018 school year.  READ MORE...
WAWM Schools Donate to Hurricane Relief Funds
Posted on 09/26/2017
Nathan Hale High School Advanced Placement Class Celebrates Right to Read
Posted on 09/25/2017
Mrs. Ellery’s Advanced Placement Literature Class at West Allis Nathan Hale High School will participate in a special project centered on national “Banned Books Week.”  READ MORE...
WAWM School District Participation in Act 32 to Fund Energy Efficient Facility Projects
Posted on 09/12/2017
The participation in Act 32 to fund energy efficiency facility projects is focused on maintaining our aging buildings.   READ MORE...
Attendance Makes a Difference
Posted on 09/01/2017
As students head back to school this fall, the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District urges parents to set goals for attendance as well as achievement.   READ MORE...
Energy Efficiency Projects - Fall 2017
Posted on 08/25/2017
This spring, the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District explored an opportunity to participate in Act 32 .Provided by the State, Act 32 is designed to help Districts update/repair their facilities to become more energy efficient.  READ MORE...
WAWM Welcomes Five New Principals
Posted on 08/07/2017
Jeff Taylor, West Allis Central High School; Tom Blair, West Milwaukee Intermediate; Mike Elliott, Hoover Elementary; Chris Gosch, Irving Elementary; Breanne Willms; Madison Elementary  READ MORE...
WAWM School District Finds Supportive Partner in Studer Education
Studer Education helped guide the decision-making about where the organization is going, the actions needed to make progress, and the measures of success.   READ MORE...
Shared Journeys Support Comes from Within
Over the years, the program has sustained a 100% graduation rate. Many of the students that were once part of the program continue their involvement with Shared Journeys after graduation. They donate, volunteer, mentor, and help with special projects. “We are often seen as a lifeline during a challenging time,” says Lisa Colla, Program Coordinator. “We build really strong relationships with our students. So much so, they feel compelled to help out and give back.”  READ MORE...