Monday, May 20, 2013
You don't have to wait until prom night 2013 to share those awesome pics. Share the fun of picking out that dress, snagging those designer shoes or picking out that really retro suit from Goodwill!
The Waukesha North High School prom, the glamour event of the year for students and their families, is Saturday, May 18. It's one long photo op, and Waukesha Patch is the perfect place to share them with the community. There's no limit on the number of photos you can add. Share your shots from: Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the left and show off those awesome pics!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Have great pictures from Saturday night's prom? Add your pictures to Patch.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Who has great pictures from Waukesha North's prom? Upload them here!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The number of suspensions statewide have dropped consecutively for five years; find out what the low is now, and check out some local data.
When it comes to the number of suspensions given at Waukesha high schools, which school was the worst offender in 2011-12? All three high schools in Waukesha’s suspension rates are above the state average. Statewide, 5.21 percent of students were suspended at least once during the year. This is the lowest percentage since data was kept beginning in 1998-99, and the figure has dropped five consecutive years. The rates are: The 10th grade class at Waukesha West High School were the worst offenders in Waukesha high schools in 2011-12, according to the Department of Public Instruction information. Thirty-eight students were suspended, accounting for 12.5 percent of the students enrolled in that grade level. See a breakdown by specific grade …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Waukesha North girls softball team beats Waukesha South twice on Monday.
The Waukesha North girls softball team beat Waukesha South twice in Monday's double header at Waukesha South High School. North outscored South 36-0 during the two games. The first game was 14-0 and the second was 22-0, according to Wisconsin Sports Network. North (10-6, 7-4 conference) is currenty in third place in the Classic 8 Conference. South (2-6, 0-6 conference) is No. 7, just one place away from Waukesha West High School.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Fifty-five Wisconsin high schools made The Daily Beast and Newsweek's ranking of America's Best High Schools, which include Waukesha West, South, North and eAchieve Academy.
Waukesha North, South, West and eAchieve Academy have ranked in Newsweek's list of America's Best High Schools. In the national ranking of 2,000 high schools, Waukesha West ranked 1,265, Waukesha South ranked 1,678, Waukesha North was ranked 1761, and eAchieve Academy ranked 1,667. All the data analyzed was self-reported by each school for the 2011–12 school year. Over 5,000 high schools were invited to participate in the survey this year, and nearly 2,500 responded. Newsweek and The Daily Beast have compiled this list for the past two years and each year the methodlogy is tweaked. This year the methodology weighed the percentages of four-year, on-time graduation rate (25 percent); 2011 graduates who were accepted to college (25 percent…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Waukesha County Sheriff's Department Detective Bob Brenner was more than 400 pounds in May 2012. A year later, he is stepping on the scale in front of hundreds of people just to see how much weight he lost in a year.
Imagine stepping on the scale in front of hundreds of people, all eyes on you as the three numbers flash for all to see. While it might seem like a nightmare for some people, for Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bob Brenner, it will be a victory. For Brenner, a one-time 400-plus detective, it marks a victory and an end to his yearlong weight loss journey with Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. And you are invited! The streets in downtown Waukesha will be closed Saturday, May 18, at the Five Points for a portion of the taping from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. However, the big reveal happens at Carroll University’s Schneider Stadium on Sunday, May 19. The May 18 filming does not include a crowd and the streets are closed to allow the …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Twenty-seven Wisconsin high schools made the Washington Post's ranking of America's Most Challenging High Schools, which include Waukesha West, North and South.
Editor's note: There's been an update about the disparity of graduation rates. Waukesha North, South and West have made the Washington Post’s list of America’s Most Challenging High School. In the national rankings of 1,900 public and private schools, Waukesha North was ranked 1,647, Waukesha South ranked 1,399 and Waukesha West 1,368. The Washington Post’s formula, the Challenge Index, takes the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and is divided by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June. According to the Washington Post: Waukesha North has a four-year graduation rate of 94 percent, an average ACT score of 21.6, …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Students at four Waukesha schools will receive iPads next school year. When the program is rolled out to all schools in September 2016, it is expected to cost about $3 million a year.
Students at four Waukesha schools will receive iPads next fall as the Waukesha School District begins a technology pilot program it hopes to implement at all Waukesha public schools. Some teachers at Waukesha North, Blair, Bethesda and Hillcrest schools already have the capability to use iPads in their classrooms. However, students will be able to take home the devices next school year at the four schools. The use of technology in the classroom is increasing throughout the country. School districts across the nation are adding iPads and other tablets to their education system with some apparently positive outcomes. A recent study showed that students who use iPads in class score higher on literacy tests, according to Time Magazine. Using …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Waukesha Northstar Players will take on the fairy tale musical this week.
Waukesha Northstar Players will present Once Upon a Mattress at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices: