District Recognitions June 2021

District Recognitions June 2021
Posted on 06/01/2021
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West Allis-West Milwaukee School District:  This year, students from West Allis Central, West Allis Nathan Hale, Dottke Project-Based High School, and Shared Journeys earned a combined total of $2.9 million in scholarships.  We congratulate the Class of 2021 and wish to recognize these top students:

West Allis Central High School

Valedictorian
Alyssa Matthews 

Salutatorian
Melody Swift 

Top Ten

  1. Alyssa Matthews

  2. Melody Swift

  3. Dominique Mauhar

  4. Malek Suleiman

  5. Jenalyn Rugzie

  6. Samantha Engel

  7. Desiderio Lopez

  8. Benjamin Page

  9. Laurel Thompson

  10. Savannah Hyke

Nathan Hale High School

Valedictorian
Joshua Truchon

Salutatorian
Lukas Krajewski

Top Ten

  1. Joshua Truchon

  2. Lukas Krajewski

  3. Katrina St. Clair

  4. Patrick Kirkpatrick, III & Emma Seefeld

      6.   Natalie Gumina

      7.   Brennan Kompas

      8.   Amelia Bader

      9.   Sydney Shotton

    10.   Killian Peterson

Note:  Patrick and Emma have the exact same GPA!


Central High School: 

  • Congratulations to the West Allis Central Softball team who was named the Journal Sentinel team of the week on May 11, 2021. The team is off to it's best start since 2008 and is now 6-2 on the year. Good luck Bulldogs!

  • John Redel placed Third - a bronze medal finish in the Power Equipment Technology competition at the Skills USA statewide competition. John had to take online tests, submit a resume and put together a video showing his skills by doing a virtual engine tune-up for the judges.

Nathan Hale High School:  Senior, Josh Truchon, has run the fastest 3,200-meter race on Wisconsin soil.
He set a new record at 8:44 for 3200 meters.  

Dottke Project-Based Learning High School:  Samantha Cooper and Deontay Torres each received a $1,000 scholarship from the First United Methodist Church of West Allis.

Shared Journeys:   

  • Shared Journeys received a $3000 grant from the Rotary Club to purchase child car seats, Pack ‘n Plays and backpack diaper bags for students.  We are incredibly grateful to the Rotary for their support. 

  • Estrella Rodriguez received a $1000 scholarship from the First United Methodist Church.  

  • Estrealla Rodriguez, Taina Feliciano and Kayla Boynton are the recipients of the David Condon Shared Journeys $500 Scholarship Awards  (David was a former student who passed away and we have yearly scholarships in his name.)

Communication and Community Relations: 

  • Special thanks to Senior Director, Ms. Estelle Ninnemann and our friends at ACL Laboratories at West Allis Memorial Hospital for their generous donation of school supplies. We are very grateful for their support.  

  • Special thanks to Principal Matt Lesar, Assistant Facilities Manager, Tim Detlaff, and Technician, Brandon Schumich, and our custodial staff for going above and beyond in planning and assistance with our outdoor graduation ceremony. 

Leadership and Learning: 

  • The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is proud to announce that Nathan Hale High School Math teacher, Donna Krasovich has been named General Education Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services, Ltd. (WCASS).

  • The Wisconsin RtI Center Recognized Schools Program celebrates school progress in expanding, refining, and sustaining implementation of both Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RtI). This year, Franklin Elementary School was recognized with the bronze level award.

Finance and Operations: The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is proud to announce that Caitlin Windler, Director of Finance and Operations, has been awarded the George Gray New School Business Manager of the Year Award for 2022 from Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO).

Recreation and Community Services: We would like to thank the West Allis Central Black Student Union for their generous support and partnership.  Together with the Black Student Union (BSU) we are bringing the Ko-Thi Dance Company to our community for a FREE workshop on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.