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Free Meal Distribution Continues and All Students are Eligible for Free Meals at School
Posted on 01/15/2021
As we move to Distance learning in second semester, it is important for families to know that Sodexo will continue their free meal distribution program.  READ MORE...
West Milwaukee Intermediate School Teacher Says Remote Learning Taught Her to 'Slow Down' and Check In with Students
Posted on 01/15/2021
“Over the past ten months, I have been reflective on my own teaching practices and tirelessly working to create a positive virtual environment focused on connecting with my students.”  READ MORE...
January District Recognitions
Posted on 01/14/2021
Each month, District Recognitions are read at our Board of Education Meetings. We are proud and thankful for the many contributions made by the members of our learning community. Together or apart, we are united in our dedication to education!  READ MORE...
Preparing for Phase 2 and 3
Posted on 01/14/2021
Our Board of Education has approved a revised plan through which we will gradually return students to school based on internal health metrics while we continue to monitor external metrics for surges. Each day we will calculate a 14-day average Case Rate of COVID-19 in our District and in each of our schools  READ MORE...
Welcome Back Distance Learners!
Posted on 01/14/2021
If all goes according to plan, families who selected to send their children to school for two days per week will soon be able to do so!  READ MORE...
The New School Supply: Face Coverings
Posted on 01/14/2021
All students (unless on a specified mask break or approved medical documentation), staff, families, and visitors are required to wear face coverings on school grounds (does not include inside of vehicles) in school buildings and on buses.   READ MORE...
Magellan Makes Donation to Dottke’s Community Closet
Posted on 01/13/2021
Magellan provided us with lots of great supplies for our families,” explains Goelz. “From water bottles, backpacks, to lots of clothing in every size, We were truly moved by their generosity and thoughtfulness.”  READ MORE...
Shared Journeys & Camp Champions Give Back
Posted on 01/06/2021
To help “bridge the gap” during the pandemic, Colla’s student worked on preparing Holiday Greeting cards for residents. They sent over 70 cards to the residents to help spread some holiday cheer.   READ MORE...
Virtual Field Trips for Adults and Families!
Posted on 01/01/2021
Remember the fun you had as a child taking field trips? Well, that fun can continue into adulthood.   READ MORE...
Passion Projects Help Connect Learning with Interests
Posted on 12/14/2020
What happens when you unify learners and classes across our District with projects they are passionate about? Students learn, create, build, collaborate, communicate and problem-solve!  READ MORE...
Wilson Elementary Teacher Featured on NPR Radio
Posted on 12/14/2020
As part of a series exploring how teachers are engaging students while teaching in a virtual learning environment, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Education Reporter, Emily Files, interviewed Amanda Hendrickson, a kindergarten teacher at Wilson Elementary School.   READ MORE...
Zoom Call with Santa!
Posted on 12/14/2020
December 21, 2020, 6:00 pm registration information is provided at the bottom of the flyer.  READ MORE...
Theater Team Produces a Radio Play to Keep Actors in Step
Posted on 12/13/2020
Hey! Let’s put on a show! During a pandemic? Without patrons? How? That is what the high school theater team faced as they thought about students performing this year.  READ MORE...
James E. Dottke High School - Virtual Open House
Posted on 12/13/2020
On December 2, 2020, the students and staff at James E. Dottke Project-based Learning High School held a virtual open house to help 8th graders and their families determine if partial or full enrollment at James E. Dottke Project-Based Learning High School is a good fit for the coming school year.  READ MORE...
Student is Rock Solid when it Comes to Kindness
Posted on 12/13/2020
When Elena May, 7th grader at Lane Intermediate School, looked at the “orchestra choice board” for a project related to kindness, respect, responsibility, and community, she came up with an idea all her own.   READ MORE...
District Seeks Substitute Teachers
Posted on 12/13/2020
The shortage of substitute teachers has been an issue for districts before COVID-19 -- now there is an extreme need to find those willing to help out in classrooms.  READ MORE...
Helping Hands
High Schoolers Work to Help Others during the Holidays
Posted on 12/13/2020
A food drive was sponsored by Nathan Hale Rotary Interact Club, National Honors Society, and Student Council at Nathan Hale High School. According to Sophomore Class Advisor, April Ellery, “For two days in December, we collected food.   READ MORE...
Virtual Tree Lighting and Orchestra Clinic
Posted on 12/10/2020
On December 5, 2020 at 4:00 p.m., while the Shining Strings performed traditional Holiday music at the Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony for the City of West Allis.  READ MORE...
Sodexo Meal Program Makes a Difference for Families
Posted on 12/08/2020
“We know that many families rely on our meal programs,” said Sodexo Manager Steve Kosnar. “We are glad that the United States Department of Agriculture extended our ability to provide free, healthy grab and go meals for any child up to 18 years old.”  READ MORE...
Keeping Students Safe on District-Issued Technology
Posted on 12/08/2020
In September, our West Allis-West Milwaukee School District announced it had partnered with Gaggle to monitor the use of district-issued technology.   READ MORE...
James E. Dottke High School Open House
Posted on 12/01/2020
American Heart Association Recognizes the WAWMSD for Workplace Health Achievement
Posted on 11/15/2020
The results of the American Heart Association 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index have been announced.   READ MORE...
James E. Dottke High School Logo
James E. Dottke Project-Based Learning High School Now Open to Students Grades 9 - 12
Posted on 11/15/2020
Originally founded as an alternative education option, Dottke has now transformed into our District’s only fully-functioning project-based learning school for students grades 9 - 12.   READ MORE...
Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
Posted on 11/12/2020
What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States, has resulted in the month of November being designated for that purpose.  READ MORE...
District Recognitions
Posted on 11/11/2020
Each month, District Recognitions are read at our Board of Education Meetings.   READ MORE...
Greg and Gary Goelz hold up copies of their new book
What's in Your CORE?
Posted on 11/11/2020
Congratulations to two West Allis-West Milwaukee School District alumni who recently combined efforts   READ MORE...
Open Gym awaits participants
Open Gym Offerings at the WAWM RCS Center
Posted on 11/11/2020
The WAWM Recreation Department opened its doors to their new facility on July 6th.  READ MORE...
Jesse Masloroff
Dottke Uses New Learning Model
Posted on 11/11/2020
When Jesse Masloroff, a senior at Dottke, realized he needed an English credit for graduation,he signed up for a seminar called “Storytelling in Song Lyrics.”  READ MORE...
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District Adjusts Health Metric Dashboard
Posted on 11/11/2020
As a result, we are moving forward with a change to our health metric dashboard that will likely return students to schools in Phase 2 and 3 more quickly than under the original method we’d been using.  READ MORE...
Lane Drive Up Stars Store
Lane Intermediate Students Reach for the Stars
Posted on 11/11/2020
Star Cards are a part of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports  READ MORE...
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Nathan Hale High School Names Interim Athletic Director
Posted on 11/11/2020
West Allis Nathan Hale High School is pleased to announce that Greg Lucas has been named Interim Athletic Director for the 2020-21 school year.  READ MORE...
Nathan Hale High School Celebrates WIAA Division 1 State Cross Country Champion Joshua Truchon
Posted on 11/11/2020
On Friday, November 6, 2020 at 4 p.m., Nathan Hale High School celebrated Joshua Truchon, 2020 WIAA Division 1 State Cross Country Champion  READ MORE...
WAFLT 2020 Recognition of Merit Award Given to Nathan Hale High School’s Theresa d'Haeze
Posted on 11/11/2020
This year, the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers (WAFLT) 2020 Recognition of Merit Award has been given to Nathan Hale High School teacher, Theresa D'Haeze.   READ MORE...
West Allis Community Improvement Foundation to Host Drive-Thru Food Drive on Saturday, November 21, 2020
Posted on 11/11/2020
West Allis Community Improvement Foundation to Host Drive-Thru Food Drive on Saturday, November 21, 2020  READ MORE...
High Schools Hold 9th Grade Preview Night
Posted on 11/11/2020
On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, the annual 9th Grade Preview Night was held for current 8th graders and their families.   READ MORE...
GOOD LUCK AT STATE...COURTNEY NEUENDORF!
Posted on 11/11/2020
As a top-12 finisher in state sectionals, Courtney Neuendorf is a 2020 WIAA Division One State Diving Qualifier.   READ MORE...
Shared Journeys Shares Books on Book Break Fridays
Posted on 11/11/2020
Over the past few weeks, Shared Journeys staff, students, alumni and West Allis-West Milwaukee Community members spend some time reading a book of choice.   READ MORE...
James E. Dottke High School Student Schedules Designed to Support Project-Based Learning
Posted on 10/13/2020
“Over the summer, we held virtual meetings multiple times a week to develop what we feel is a truly unique and highly individualized high school experience for students that attend our school.”  READ MORE...
Franklin Elementary School's Sarah Gutzwiller Juicy Juice Teacher of the Year!
Posted on 10/09/2020
With some help from District staff members, friends, and family, Sarah Gutzwiller has won the "Juicy Juice" Teacher of the Year Contest.  READ MORE...
DOJ Tip Line Designed to Increase Student Safety
Posted on 10/07/2020
SUSO is a free and confidential way to report threatening situations 24/7 so support can be provided to students when needed.   READ MORE...
West Milwaukee Intermediate School Art Students Express Themselves
Posted on 10/05/2020
“We’ve got sculpture (with cookies!), pearlers, diamond dotz, and illustration as part of this show. I am proud of the cultural and expressionistic work shown by our young artists."  READ MORE...
Drive Through to Fight the Flu!
Posted on 10/04/2020
West Allis Health Department is offering three drive-through flu clinics for West Allis-West Milwaukee residents.  READ MORE...
Gaggle Keeps a Watchful Eye on District-Issued Technology
Posted on 10/01/2020
​“We are thankful that our students are reaching out when facing times of difficulty. Our goal is to provide appropriate assistance to students in need. Gaggle is helping us ensure that students are safe, cared for, and supported in times of crisis,” said Roemer.  READ MORE...
Namesake of James E. Dottke High School Dies at 89
Posted on 09/28/2020
He spent over 35 years teaching, coaching, serving as athletic director and principal at West Allis Central High School in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District.   READ MORE...
Moody's Upgrades District's Rating from Baa2 to Baa1 - Says Outlook is Positive
Posted on 09/28/2020
​“The positive outlook reflects the expected ability to maintain our current financial position due to the implementation of increasingly accurate budget tracking measures,” said Director of Finance and Operations, Caitlin Windler.   READ MORE...
Hale Grad Rick Wagner Plays for Green Bay Packers
Posted on 09/20/2020
Rick Wagner, Nathan Hale High School graduate Class of 2008, stepped on the hallowed ground of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The 30-year-old Wagner is now an offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers.  READ MORE...
Pandemic Perseverance Helps Fourth Annual 30 Days of Summer Yoga Thrive
Posted on 09/17/2020
The program also raised over $1,400 for 30 local charities and organizations.   READ MORE...
Intermediate and High School Teachers Use Wednesdays to Check and Connect
Posted on 09/14/2020
​Check and Connect Wednesdays are designed to provide secondary teachers with time to work with small groups of students and connect one-on-one with students who are struggling.   READ MORE...
District Receives Donation for Hope Squad from AB Korkor Foundation
Posted on 09/14/2020
The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District received a $9,000 donation from AB Korkor Foundation to help support the implementation of Hope Squads in each secondary school.  READ MORE...
Schoology Helps Connect Teachers, Students and Parents
Posted on 09/13/2020
We are using Schoology to host virtual learning. The goal is to make learning more streamlined and organized.   READ MORE...
Together or Apart Deeper Learning Continues
Posted on 09/13/2020
“Apart or together, we are working to provide high quality education during this historic time,” said Superintendent, Dr. Marty Lexmond. “We are focused on how to protect the health, safety, and well-being of students, teachers, other school staff, their families, and communities as we prepare for education this fall.”  READ MORE...
James E. Dottke High School Focuses on Project-Based Learning
Posted on 09/12/2020
Dottke’s focus has shifted to delivering a student-driven, project-based learning education to 100% of its students. The school is prepared to serve up to 250 students, grades nine through twelve, of all backgrounds and abilities.  READ MORE...
Gaggle Monitors Student Use of School-Provided Digital Tools
Posted on 09/08/2020
We are using Gaggle to proactively protect students and ensure that they are using these tools safely and correctly.  READ MORE...
Back to School Videos
Posted on 09/07/2020
District Leans on Process for a Return to School
Posted on 08/17/2020
Over the summer, school leaders, teachers, and staff have been working hard to prepare for what continues to be a challenging time.   READ MORE...
Student Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year
Posted on 08/17/2020
It’s time for families to register their child(ren) for the 2020-2021 school year!  READ MORE...
District Leaders Study Race, Equity, and Social Justice Standards
Posted on 08/16/2020
This summer, Deidre Roemer, Director of Leadership and Learning, her team members, and Student Service personnel implemented a Professional Development program centered on our District's equity non-negotiables.   READ MORE...
District Uses Gaggle to Promote Online Safety
Posted on 08/14/2020
This year, our District will use the Gaggle safety management solution to proactively protect students and ensure that they are safely and correctly using school-provided digital tools.  READ MORE...
Learning Pays Off for Class of 2020
Posted on 07/13/2020
We are proud of the scholarship monies awarded to Class of 2020 graduates:  READ MORE...
Nathan Hale High School Distinguished High School Graduates
Posted on 07/11/2020
We are proud to announce the distinguished graduates of the Nathan Hale High School Class of 2020  READ MORE...
West Allis Central High School Distinguished High School Graduates
Posted on 07/11/2020
We are proud to announce the distinguished graduates of the West Allis Central High School Class of 2020.  READ MORE...
Athletic Director Named at Nathan Hale High School
Posted on 07/09/2020
We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Liz Kayzar has been assigned as the Interim Athletic Director at Nathan Hale High School for the 2020-2021 school year.   READ MORE...
Kori Sack Named New Principal at Hoover Elementary School
Posted on 07/08/2020
We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Kori Sack has been approved by the Board of Education as the new principal of Hoover Elementary School.  READ MORE...
Mrs. Connie Bergmann Named Interim Principal at West Milwaukee Intermediate School
Posted on 07/08/2020
We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Connie Bermann has been approved by the Board of Education as the new interim principal of West Milwaukee Intermediate School.  READ MORE...
General Mitchell Elementary School Wins MMSD Award for Green Infrastructure Project
Posted on 06/26/2020
General Mitchell Elementary School, received $115,791.  READ MORE...
A Seamless Shift to Online Learning
Posted on 06/22/2020
We were connected from the start. As we move forward, we’ll continue to respond to COVID-19. We’re prepared to help students learn whether they’re at home or at school. And we’ll do everything we can to ensure our students stay on track and life ready when they graduate.   READ MORE...
The Superintendent’s 2019-2020 School Year Wrap Up
Posted on 06/08/2020
We are grateful for the cooperation and flexibility to do things in new ways. As we close out this historic year, I would like to highlight some of our work.  READ MORE...
Recreation and Community Services Department Celebrates New Partnership with Bryant & Stratton
Posted on 06/04/2020
“Coach Gritzmacher and his staff and players will be working with Youth Sports Program Manager, Sam Sujecki to conduct skills clinics and coaching clinics for our Youth Basketball Leagues,”   READ MORE...
Talking With Kids About Race
Posted on 06/03/2020
A letter from Dr. Lexmond...  READ MORE...
New Head Football Coach Named at Nathan Hale High School
Posted on 06/03/2020
After a thorough search and interview process, we are excited to welcome Mr. Scott Flood to Nathan Hale High School.   READ MORE...
Casey Unger Named a Quarter-finalist for the 2021 Music Educator Awards
Posted on 06/01/2020
Unger is a Prelude Strings and Orchestra teacher at Irving Elementary School, West Allis Central High School, and West Milwaukee Intermediate School. She has taught in our district since 2013.  READ MORE...
Shared Journeys Alumni Club Connect During COVID-19
Posted on 06/01/2020
They invited seniors to join the Shared Journeys Alumni Club. They created digital connections and shared on the Shared Journeys facebook and twitter sites. They sent cards and positive cheer messages.   READ MORE...
Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate Teachers Make Bucket List Dream Come True
Posted on 06/01/2020
Krouse knew she had to make this dream a reality. She decided to ask her colleagues for help. With their support, she collected the money needed to buy a pair of Yeezys.  READ MORE...
Jefferson Elementary Teacher Makes a Surprise Delivery
Posted on 05/29/2020
“I wanted to surprise my students and thank them for their efforts to help children that are sick and in need,” said Kozlosky. “It was so nice to see the students and their families face to face. We really miss each other.”  READ MORE...
#BeTheLightWI
Posted on 05/14/2020
​In April, our Athletic Directors traveled to our fields and the West Allis Athletic Complex in recognition of student-athletes.  READ MORE...
Action Staff Uses Time for Improvement
Posted on 05/13/2020
Action staff set a goal to come out of the “Safer at Home” period professionally better than they were before.  READ MORE...
High School Spring Sports Update
Posted on 05/12/2020
After the WIAA provided guidance regarding high school spring sports, the Greater Metro Conference and Woodland Conference met and came away with similar takeaways moving forward.  READ MORE...
Shared Journeys Hosts Mother’s Day Caravan
Posted on 05/11/2020
We did a Mother’s Day caravan and dropped off a care package on the porch.  READ MORE...
District Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week with Help from PTA
Posted on 05/11/2020
“We worked to find a variety of ways for parents and students to send their thanks online,” said Mrs. Daphne Leigh, President of the PTA Council.   READ MORE...
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators Host Gala to Honor Teachers
Posted on 05/08/2020
The following teachers were nominated by their principals to be honored at the 15th-annual Virtual Teacher Recognition Gala sponsored by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators (MMABSE).  READ MORE...
Little Free Library Helps Make Connections
Posted on 04/22/2020
To the rescue came students, Ben and Chris Jimenez. In April, they rebuilt the Little Free Library on South 58th Street between Greenfield Avenue and Lapham Street.   READ MORE...
Sodexo Features Recipe Created by Irving Elementary School’s Josslyn Welsh
Posted on 04/15/2020
Sodexo selected a creation submitted by Irving Elementary School student, Josslyn Welsh, to be part of its winter promotional series.  READ MORE...
Shift to Online Learning during School Closure
Posted on 04/10/2020
When our district shifted to online learning on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, hundreds of students started connecting with their teachers in a brand new way.  READ MORE...
Music Education Program Receives National Recognition
Posted on 04/10/2020
Our 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...
Title I Schools of Recognition Awards
Posted on 04/03/2020
We are proud to announce that five of our schools have received Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition for the 2019-2020 school year.  READ MORE...
Free Breakfast and Lunch Distribution During Temporary School Closure
Posted on 04/01/2020
“We have served over 10,000 meals thus far. We are proud to help support families in this way. Any child in need of meals is welcome,” adds Kosnar.  READ MORE...
Irving Elementary School Students Feel the Love for West Allis
Posted on 03/20/2020
Irving students devoted time to learning and exploring the city. Each classroom was given the opportunity to showcase a part of our community.   READ MORE...
Prom King and Queen Reunited after 77 Years!
Posted on 03/18/2020
When the Nathan Hale High School Class of 1943 got together for a small reunion, it was a perfect opportunity for a king and queen to be reunited.  READ MORE...
Filippos Italian Restaurant Hosts Youth Art and Music Month Even
Posted on 03/13/2020
On Tuesday March 10, 2020, artists and musicians from our district were featured at Filippo's, a popular restaurant in West Allis.   READ MORE...
Forward Exams Scheduled
Posted on 03/12/2020
From March 23 to May 1, 2020, the District will be conducting the Wisconsin Forward Exam. It is designed to gauge how well students are doing in relation to the Wisconsin Academic Standards.   READ MORE...
Josslyn Welsh Wins Sodexo’s Future Chef Competition
Posted on 03/12/2020
This year's theme was School Lunch Meal-Reimagined.   READ MORE...
Lisa Colla Shared Journeys Program Facilitator Receives 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Awards
Posted on 03/11/2020
We are proud to announce that Shared Journeys Leader, Lisa Colla, was selected for the 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Principal Leadership Award and Teacher Fellow Award.   READ MORE...
Central High School Teacher Carrie Hanson Named 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Teacher Fellow Award Winner
Posted on 03/11/2020
We are proud to announce that Central High School Social Studies Teacher, Carrie Hanson, was selected for the 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Teacher Fellow Award.   READ MORE...
Parent Satisfaction Survey
Posted on 03/10/2020
Beginning March 10, 2020, parents will have an important opportunity to provide feedback to West Allis-West Milwaukee School District leaders regarding their work.   READ MORE...
Students Empowering Others: One Cup at a Time
Posted on 03/10/2020
Students from Shared Journeys and Lane Intermediate School came together to work on a project for the West Allis Starbucks located on Highway 100.  READ MORE...
District Begins Celebration of Youth Art & Music Month at Inspiration Studios
Posted on 03/09/2020
On Friday, March 7, 2020 over 90 visitors attended the Rogues Artists Group’s opening reception for their ART IN SO MANY WORDS exhibit at Inspiration Studio in West Allis.  READ MORE...
Jefferson Elementary Principal Helps Kick Off Pennies for Patients
Posted on 03/08/2020
When Jefferson Elementary had their kick-off assembly for the Pennies for Patients collection, a very special “penny” led the way.   READ MORE...
Community Read Designed to Stop the Stigma Around Addiction and Mental Health Issues
Posted on 03/06/2020
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month  READ MORE...
Nathan Hale High School Math Teacher Competes in U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials
Posted on 03/01/2020
John Dewitt, a West Allis resident and math teacher at Nathan Hale High School traveled to Atlanta to compete in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.  READ MORE...
2020 Census in Critical for our District School-Aged Children and their Families
Posted on 03/01/2020
Starting in March, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin counting everyone living in the United States.  READ MORE...
March is Youth Art & Music Month!
Posted on 02/27/2020
Youth Art & Music Month is March 1 - 29, 2020. Student artwork will be displayed around our community.   READ MORE...
Lisa Colla and Carrie Hanson Selected for 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Awards
Posted on 02/19/2020
We are proud to announce that Shared Journeys Leader, Lisa Colla, and Central High School Social Studies Teacher, Carrie Hanson, were selected for the 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Principal Leadership Award and Teacher Fellow Award.   READ MORE...
Dr. Marty Lexmond Named Civic Music Association of Milwaukee’s 2020 Educational Administrator of the Year
Posted on 02/13/2020
On Saturday, March 14, 2020, area educators will be recognized as the Civic Music Association’s Music Educators Awards Reception. Superintendent, Dr. Marty Lexmond has been named Educational Administrator of the Year.   READ MORE...
General Mitchell Elementary School Receives Grant from Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Posted on 02/06/2020
“The areas that were once unusable by the students and our community will become practical, functioning areas that can be used for relaxation and play."  READ MORE...
West Allis Central High School Auto Mechanics Students to Compete at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show
Posted on 02/05/2020
On February 28, 2020, two of West Allis Central High School’s Advanced Auto Mechanics students, Scott Rennert, and Bo Kassa, are going to be part of a competition.  READ MORE...
Horace Mann Elementary Partners with Zoological Society of Milwaukee
Posted on 02/04/2020
On February 3, 2020, the special guest was Bob, the cockroach!” said Jessica Klein, a 4th grade teacher from Horace Mann’s Team Adventure.  READ MORE...
Snowball Dinner and Dance Planned for February 28, 2020
Posted on 02/03/2020
The Snowball Dinner Dance will take place on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Nathan Hale High School.   READ MORE...
Franklin Elementary School Debuts Video about Deeper Learning
Posted on 02/01/2020
“The video is designed to showcase the commitment we’re making to deeper learning.”  READ MORE...
Troop 8168 Raises Funds for District’s Music Program
Posted on 02/01/2020
Their donation was used to purchase new music for the District Orchestra Festival Concert that will be held in April.  READ MORE...
Spelling Bee Finalists
Posted on 01/31/2020
Our District’s Annual Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at West Allis Central High School (8516 West Lincoln Avenue, West Allis) in the auditorium. The Spelling Bee begins at 6:30 p.m with a welcome by Superintendent, Dr. Lexmond.  READ MORE...
Hale-Central Robotics Team Receives Sponsorship
Posted on 01/27/2020
The Hale-Central Robotics Team received a sponsorship of $600 from Kevin Meagher, the President and CEO of Corix Utilities, Inc. in Wauwatosa.  READ MORE...
Walker Elementary Conducts Clothing Drive for Purple Heart
Posted on 01/27/2020
Their teachers, Mr. Collins and Ms. Christenson, were excited to report that students collected over 40 bags of clothes for the foundation.  READ MORE...
WE ARE THE DRUM A Celebration of Black History
Posted on 01/27/2020
Capita Productions is hosting two special performances for parents and community members in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District in February!  READ MORE...
Annual State of the Schools Presentation
Posted on 01/23/2020
We would like to invite you to attend one of our annual “State of the Schools” presentations. We will be discussing a variety of topics  READ MORE...
WAWM PTA Council Founder's Day Carnival
Posted on 01/22/2020
Games, inflatables, rock painting, food, raffles, DJ, silent auction, and more!  READ MORE...
Cecelia Santiago Awarded Civic Music Association Scholarships
Posted on 01/18/2020
On January 18, 2020, West Allis Central High School sophomore, Cecelia Santiago, was awarded a Civic Music Association of Milwaukee High School Certificate of Excellence and High School Scholarship.   READ MORE...
High School Students Prepare to Take Final Exams
Posted on 01/15/2020
As the end of the semester nears, high school students are busy preparing for final exams.   READ MORE...
Attend Intermediate School Preview Night
Posted on 01/14/2020
The Preview Night will include information about intermediate school programming and extra- curricular activities. There will also be an opportunity to meet the staff and tour the building!  READ MORE...
Director of Leadership and Learning Deidre Roemer Talks about Refining Education
Posted on 01/10/2020
The podcast aired on an episode of Strange on Purpose and allowed Roemer to discuss how education is changing for the next generation of learners.  READ MORE...
Franklin Elementary School Launches Red Pencil Student Produced Newspaper
Posted on 01/08/2020
“A newspaper is real-life. Students must collaborate and use literacy skills to write the articles."  READ MORE...
Best Staff Door at Horace Mann Elementary School
Posted on 01/06/2020
The school-wide theme of the door competition was “anti-bullying”, for anti-bullying week.   READ MORE...
Nathan Hale’s African American Youth Group Make a Connection at Jefferson Elementary School
Posted on 12/17/2019
“It is an amazing experience for everyone involved. Our students have a great time and the littles really enjoy having teenagers in the building."  READ MORE...
Board of Education Approves 2020-2021 School Calendar
Posted on 12/16/2019
On Monday, December 16, 2019, the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District’s Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 School Calendar.  READ MORE...
Board of Education Approves Facility Planning Guide and Process
Posted on 12/10/2019
On Monday, November 18, 2019, the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District approved a Facility Planning Guide and Process to develop a facility master plan through which plans and designs for significant facility renovation or replacement will be developed.   READ MORE...
Nathan Hale High School Profe Geboy-Helfenstein Leads Her Students Worldwide
Posted on 12/09/2019
Students have always been anxious to learn about the world around them. I’ve had the special privilege of helping them experience more than just a language.  READ MORE...
Village of Manor Park Hosts Annual Kids 2 Kids Event
Posted on 12/06/2019
Students were invited to pick out a toy that would be given to a needy child. There was facing painting, cookie decorating, crafts, hotdogs, and a bouncy house.  READ MORE...
Schools Make a Difference this Holiday Season
Posted on 12/05/2019
4K Information Nights
Posted on 12/04/2019
Is your child going to be four-years-old by September 1, 2020? Join us for a 4K Parent Information Night!  READ MORE...
West Allis Central High School Lights Up with a New Sign!
Posted on 12/02/2019
“The sign was an extremely generous donation from the Knights of Columbus,” said Dave Owens. “We are appreciative of their generosity and thankful to Jerry Falk.  READ MORE...
School Closing Due to Severe Weather
Posted on 12/02/2019
Well, it’s winter in Wisconsin! And over the next few weeks (months?) we want to recognize the need to make special preparations for the safety and welfare of students and staff when faced with severe weather conditions.  READ MORE...
Magellan Promotions Donates to District’s Community Closets
Posted on 11/19/2019
“This is a very generous donation,” said Coordinator of Community Relations, Deann Yaklich. Magellan donated winter coats, hats, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and 200 pairs of socks!   READ MORE...
West Allis Central High School Hosts Career and College Fair
Posted on 11/18/2019
The Career and College Fair gave all West Allis Central students the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of careers and hear from nearby colleges and universities.   READ MORE...
Nathan Hale High School Men’s Cross Country Team in Selfless Pursuit of Excellence
Posted on 11/18/2019
The Nathan Hale High School Men’s Cross Country Team is built on love and selflessness.  READ MORE...
Holiday Music to Fill the Air
Posted on 11/14/2019
The vocal cords are warmed up, the instruments are tuned, and the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District’s talented students are ready for their holiday music performances.   READ MORE...
Schools Improve Again on State Report Card
Posted on 11/14/2019
Each year, as part of the state accountability system, the Department of Public Instruction issues report cards for every district and school in Wisconsin.   READ MORE...
Students at Horace Mann Elementary School Get Busy Saving Bees
Posted on 11/13/2019
“One of my goals is to help students understand that learning about something you are afraid of can lessen your fear and open your mind to a whole new world of possibilities,” explains James.   READ MORE...
James E. Dottke Welcomes Special New Staff Member
Posted on 11/13/2019
“We think Wow can make a difference to our students by giving them one more thing that connects them to school."  READ MORE...
First Quarter Report Cards Issued
Posted on 11/12/2019
On Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. first quarter report cards were posted on Skyward. To view your child's report card, please follow the instructions below.  READ MORE...
American Heart Association Recognizes the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District for Workplace Health Achievement
Posted on 11/11/2019
For the second year in a row, the District achieved Silver level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.   READ MORE...
A Continued Focus on Restorative Practices
Posted on 11/11/2019
As a District, we’re working to integrate restorative practices into our classrooms and curriculum to create a positive, supportive school culture that focuses on the social and emotional health of our students.  READ MORE...
Nathan Hale High School and MYSO Alum Jessica Everts Wins Concerto competition at Bradley University
Posted on 11/11/2019
On November 9th, Jessica Everts played Hummel’s Fantasia for viola and orchestra to win a Concerto Competition at Bradley University.   READ MORE...
Frozen Jr. presented by Lane Intermediate School Patriot Players
Posted on 11/08/2019
“The students at Lane Intermediate School are incredibly multi-talented. We have high quality singers, talented dancers, and a great stage production."  READ MORE...
West Allis Central High School Showcases Hispanic Heritage
Posted on 11/04/2019
“This event was a great way for our students to learn, have fun, and honor the diversity that makes West Allis Central a great school. We are all proud of our culture and it’s wonderful when we can learn from one another,” said Azevedo.  READ MORE...
Franklin Elementary School Initiate Clubs at Recess Time
Posted on 11/04/2019
Although many of us recall recess as the “best class of the day” for some students it can be chaotic and frustrating. Now several clubs are offered during recess.   READ MORE...
Mill Rate Drops for 2019
Posted on 10/30/2019
For the second consecutive year, the school-based mill rate is dropping for residents of the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District.   READ MORE...
Attention All 8th Graders! Attend High School Preview Night
Posted on 10/24/2019
High School Preview Night is an opportunity for 8th grade students and their parents to learn more about the academic, elective and extra-curricular offerings at high school.   READ MORE...
West Allis Central High School Celebrates Homecoming 2019
Posted on 10/21/2019
Students at West Allis Central High School celebrated Homecoming October 14, 2019 through October 19, 2019.   READ MORE...
Ryan Hammernik Named 2019 Outstanding Administrator by Wisconsin ASTA
Posted on 10/14/2019
Hammernik will receive his award at the WiASTA annual membership luncheon in Madison at the WMEA Conference on October 25, 2019.  READ MORE...
Central High School and Nathan Hale High School Present “Tuck Everlasting"
Posted on 10/11/2019
“We have over 40 students involved as part of the cast, crew, and pit orchestra,” explains Director, Jordan Pollard. “We are thrilled to be the very first high school in the state to put on this magical, family-friendly production!”   READ MORE...
Lane Global Students Write about Health and Wellness
Posted on 10/11/2019
This month, students in the Lane Global program were involved in a Deeper Learning Project designed around health and wellness.   READ MORE...