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.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Parents, if you have pictures from the big dance, add them to the Waukesha West prom photo gallery.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Waukesha Express Swim Team has a visit from Olympian Dara Torres, who competed during as a swimmer for three decades and into her early 40s.
Dara Torres, a 12-time Olympic medalist who competed in her 40s after giving birth to her daughter, told young swimmers with the Waukesha Express Swim Team how she agonized moments after placing second in the Beijing Olympics – missing the gold medal by a fraction of a second. Despite the initial disappointment, Torres told the swimmers at Waukesha South High School on Tuesday, she knew she had given it her best try. Torres’ inspirational visit at the school was made possible by Koss as Torres talked about her years as an Olympian for three decades. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she wasn’t sure how she fit in with the rest of the team. In her early 40s, …
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…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Prom was this weekend at Catholic Memorial High School and Waukesha South High School. Share your photos with Patch!
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Prom is Saturday for Waukesha South High School. Share your photos on Patch!
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, …
Monday, April 22, 2013
As runner Bradley Woodford gets ready to depart Waukesha South this year for the University of Minnesota, he is recognized for his astounding academic achievement by the WIAA.
Bradley Woodford, a senior at Waukesha South High School, was selected as a 2013 scholar athlete by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. Thirty-two scholar athlete finalists, both boys and girls, were chosen from among 750 seniors nominated by more than 375 high schools in the state. Woodford, along with the other finalists, will be recognized at an awards ceremony Sunday, May 5 at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau. Former Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packer Bill Ferrario will speak at the ceremony. Woodford, a 4.0 GPA student, has excelled in a number of cross country and track & field events during his four years at Waukesha South. He's been a Cross Country Sectional champion, two-time Track & Field Regional champion…
Olympian Gwen Jorgensen competed at the Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego in Mission Beach over the weekend where she snatched first place.
A Waukesha native has become the first U.S. woman to win a World Triathlon Series race on Friday. Olympian Gwen Jorgensen snatched the lead in the last mile of the triathlon and won the Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego in Mission Beach, reported the Journal Sentinel. Jorgensen, a standout swimmer at Waukesha South High School, was recruited to run triathlons when she was studying at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The 26-year-old woman was an accountant at Ernest and Young in Milwaukee when she made the USA Olympic team. She came in 38th place in the London Olympics after she got flat tire during the bike leg. Jorgensen finished the triathlon with a race-best run split of 33:10, reported the Journal Sentinel.