Saturday, April 20, 2013
See Waukesha's most recent graduation and drop-out rates, and how they compare to the rest of the state and surrounding districts.
Graduation rates in Waukesha are below the state average, although the rates varied throughout the district, when it comes to the number of 12th grade students enrolled in 2011-12 receiving a diploma, according to data from the state Department of Public Instruction. Statewide in 2011-12, 88.6 percent of enrolled high school seniors received diplomas, and 5.5 percent of students dropped out of school. That year in Waukesha, 84.8 percent of students received diplomas, according to DPI data, and 7.55 percent dropped out of the Waukesha School District. By comparison, in Elmbrook, the graduation rate was 97.6 percent, with 1.1 percent dropping out. However, the data includes information from all three high schools and charter schools, …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Four public high schools work together to present a fashion show that will benefit the Hebron House of Hospitality.
Last December, an idea was created on Twitter as area high school students were sharing in 140 characters or less how they wanted to help Waukesha residents. “We wanted to do something philanthropic for the holidays because we were seeing all the hurt in Waukesha and we wanted to give back,” said Ashley Romasko, a junior at Waukesha North High School. Three months, four high schools, 5,000 clothing articles, 95 outfit creations, 30 models and one dress rehearsal later, the organizers of Strut Your Stuff are about to see that idea come to fruition. Romasko and Waukesha North senior Paige Goodings have organized Strut Your Stuff, an ultimate fashion show involving models from Waukesha South, Waukesha North, Waukesha West and Kettle Moraine …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Concert benefits the Vista Verde gardner at Waukesha South High School
Friday, April 12, 2013
A Waukesha South junior has launched a massive social media campaign that is gaining support from the two underdogs in the Classic 8 Conference.
It’s no secret that Waukesha North and Waukesha South’s football teams are the underdogs in the Classic 8 Conference. The two teams have struggled each year – last year South won two games and North brought in one win. When they had their game at South, it was a close game with South bringing in the win at the end. Other opponents are top playoff contenders – Arrowhead and Catholic Memorial high schools won the state championship game in 2012. The two teams face each other next fall for South’s homecoming game. And that’s why South junior Isaiah Pitchford’s launched a massive social media push to get MY24 Thursday Night Lights to film the homecoming showdown. “Last season, it was a really close game and it is a crosstown rivalry,” …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Blackshirts seniors outscored the faculty 53-49 in a close game on Wednesday.
The Waukesha South High School seniors beat the school's faculty Wednesday 53-49 during the second annual basketball game match up. In front of the whole school, Waukesha South staff fought hard to catch up to the seniors but last minute points couldn't save them in the end.
Monday, April 1, 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!
Waukesha South High School prom, the glamour event of the year for students and their families, is Saturday, May 4. 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!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Elementary schools from throughout Waukesha competed in the annual swim meet.
The Waukesha Optimist Club held its annual swim meet at Waukesha South High School on Saturday. Swimmers from area elementary schools competed during the all-day event.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Bill Prochniewski won the state wrestling match by defeating a wrestler who hadn't lost in two years.
Waukesha South High School senior Bill Prochniewski started wrestling when he was 4 years old with the West Allis Wrestling Club before moving to Waukesha in fourth grade. He hasn’t given up the sport since he first stepped on the mat– and it shows. His high school record is 159 and 23 and he ended his senior season being crowned the state champion in individual wrestling. “In the finals this year, I beat a guy who hadn’t lost in two years and had only lost one time in his career … two now!” Prochniewski said. Prochniewski recently was honored by the Waukesha School Board for his success in wrestling. While Prochniewski hadn’t settled on a college in mid-March, he hopes to study chemistry. He has been accepted at several top schools “I am …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Winter sports teams help with community projects.
Editor's Note: The following news release was provided to Patch via a news release from Waukesha South Athletic Director Dan Domach. Waukesha South High School has taken on a mission for each of its sports teams to participate in a community service project during the 2012-13 season. The winter sport teams have been involved in the following community service projects:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Blackshirts win 71-68 to advance in WIAA playoffs.
An impressive half-court shot and a slam dunk in the first half of the Waukesha South High School's playoff basketball game against Hartford Union High School didn't appear to be enough to put the Blackshirts in the lead. Trailing at the half, the Blackshirts made a comeback to win 71-68 in overtime Tuesday night. Waukesha South will face Germantown High School on Friday.