News and Notes: June 2019

News and Notes: June 2019
Posted on 06/10/2019
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Congratulations Class of 2019!

West Allis Central High School
Class of 2019 awarded $1,640,684 in scholarships

Valedictorian: Joseph 
Salutatorian: Holden Skeels

Top Ten
Joseph Koenig
Holden Skeels
Makayla Molleson
Hunter Turcin
Julia Jarosz
Tyler Drezek
Riley Whitted
Sierra Malvitz
Jacob Fierst
Xander Rodriguez

West Allis Nathan Hale High School
Class of 2019 awarded $2,667,175 in scholarships

Valedictorian:  Anna Kolman
Salutatorian: Erika Koester

Top Ten
Anna Kolman
Erika Koester
Joseph Robers
Olivia Tiarks
Isabella Kirkpatrick
Kimberly Winston
Isaac Lawson
Emily Hayes
Paige Schaar
Grady Wagner

James E. Dottke High School
Class of 2019 awarded $70,050 in scholarships

Shared Journeys
Class of 2019 awarded $107,250 in scholarships

Central High School:  Sodexo’s, Chef Jorge, was recognized by the senior class for being a person that has a positive impact on the school.

Shared Journeys:  

  • Destiny Roberts, Danielych Heben and Amber Muffler were selected to attend a fully paid summer camp for teen parents in Michigan.  

  • Destiny Roberts and Amber Muffler successfully completed their CNA training.  

  • Bradley Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant for the Infant Lab.  

  • The Knights of Columbus presented a $40,000 gift to install an emergency door exit in the Infant Lab.   

Frank LLoyd Wright Intermediate School:  Carrie Clark with the help from Madeline Maag, Ashley Gorski, Krystal Klemme, Jennifer Kempka, Joe Laurishke, Katelyn LeMay, Jennifer Krouse, Kelly Dodge, Christine Morrissey, Joe Wesolowski, Mary Jo Martin, Shawn-Anne Pierner, and KC Switlick, organized the "Ford Drive for your School" event on May 15, 2019.  The amazing FLW crew raised $8,000 for FLW’s deeper learning communities.

Irving Elementary School:  

  • Congratulations to Special Education Teacher, Christina Martello, who was awarded the Cooperating Teacher Service Award for Exceptional Education from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.  

  • Congratulations to the Irving PTA for being awarded District PTA of the Year at the district banquet on May 17, 2019.

Jefferson Elementary School:  

  • 4K teacher, Anna Robillard, received $200 from Jefferson PTA for Flexible seating in her classroom.

  • Music teacher, Robin Uttke, received $800 from Jefferson PTA to attend Opera for the Young.

Madison Elementary School:  Edward Lorona, 5K, was recognized by the West Allis Police for making a heroic phone call to 911 that helped bring medical personnel to his home.

Pershing Elementary School:  

  • Kristin Pagenkopf represented Pershing in Madison on May 20, 2019 as we received the Wisconsin DPI School of Recognition Award for the fourth time in the last five years.

  • Barbara (Grandma) Hart has volunteered at Pershing Elementary School every Wednesday since 2007. Over the past 12 years, she has read over 978 books to 4K students. Her dedication and compassion for students knows no limits and her presence will sorely be missed!  

Walker Elementary School:  We would like to thank Amanda Barber, Katie Hart and the rest of the Walker Staff for organizing and running a successful Home and School Connection Night on May 23, 2019. Amanda worked with the Kohl's Wild Theater Program to offer a free theater show for our families. Students also met with their team teachers to co-create a Summer Learning Contract for how students were going to avoid the summer slide and continue learning over the summer. We currently have 91% of our students that have created a Summer Learning Contract with their teachers so far.

Leadership and Learning:

  • Brooke Smith represented the work she and the team from Pershing are doing around PBIS and SEL for a Webinar with EdWeek. She did an amazing job of sharing the successes at Pershing and the work across our District.

  • Brandn Lindsey was selected to join a team comprised of teachers, college advisers, professors and business partners to write the new personal financial literacy standards for Wisconsin.

Communication Department: On Friday, May 31, 2019, the owner of Fujiyama Restaurant at 2916 South 108th Street in West Allis donated $1,000 to the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Education Foundation. Fujiyama Restaurant has been a supportive partner making this donation annually since the launch of the Foundation.