Tuesday, March 19, 2013
New Berlin Eisenhower ended their impressive streak of 11 state titles, but a second-place finish sends Waukesha West to next month's U.S. Academic Decathlon championships.
Despite failing to win the state Academic Decathlon for the first time in 12 years, Waukesha West will still attend the national finals next month. West took second place overall with 46,768 points, behind new champion New Berlin Eisenhower. The second-place finish qualifies West for the U.S. Academic Decathlon national championships in Minneapolis, April 25-27. Last year, West edged New Berlin Eisenhower by less than 400 points for its 11th consecutive state title. West went on to finish fourth overall at nationals, and first in Division 2. The 30th annual state championships were at Glacier Canyon Conference Center/Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, according to a news release. Students tested in art, mathematics, music, language and …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Lynnie Lindblom, a sophomore at Waukesha West High School, shares how she took her showcase photo.
Photography students at Waukesha West High School are showcasing their work at Waukesha City Hall. The students were recognized during a special public viewing at City Hall Tuesday night where aldermen and city leaders praised their work. Sophomore Lynnie Lindblom shares with Waukesha Patch in a video how she used light to take her photography piece. Want to check out the artwork? The photography pieces are on display on the second floor.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
March 9 casino night benefits Waukesha West High School.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Proceeds from March 9 casino night will benefit Waukesha West High School.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
After placing high in a number of events, ten swimmers from area Waukesha schools will be competing this weekend at the state meet.
Ten Waukesha swimmers qualified to compete this weekend at the WIAA Division 1 State Meet in Madison after placing high in a number of events at sectional. Over the weekend the co-op Waukesha North/Kettle Moraine placed second at sectional with a score of 313. Trailing right behind in third place was Waukesha South/Catholic Memorial with a score of 295. Waukesha West/Mukwonago placed seventh with a score of 173. Waukesha South/CatholicMemorial senior Alex Swain will be competing in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard freestyle. "Senior Nick Menninga of Madison Memorial is the top returning finisher in the 50 freestyle ... however, senior Alex Swain of Waukesha South/Catholic Memorial has the fastest time in the 100 freestyle entering the …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Do you have pictures from events around town? You can add them to our photo gallery here!
Saturday, February 9, 2013
There are plenty of ways to support the drama departments at Waukesha West, Waukesha North and Catholic Memorial high schools this weekend.
If you’re in the mood for a little culture and are looking for a way to help support the local high school drama departments, there are plenty of options this weekend:
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Athletes from Waukesha high schools took the next step toward their college careers while signing commitment papers.
Dylan Chmura, a standout Waukesha West High School tight end, officially signed his papers to play football at Michigan State University next fall. Chmura is the son of Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Mark Chmura. He is among nearly a dozen students from Waukesha high schools who signed their commitment papers to universities and colleges where they intend to continue competing following their high school graduation this fall. Brad Woodford officially committed to University of Minnesota where he is receiving a scholarship for 30 percent of tuition to run track and cross country. Brad said he liked the team and the college, which helped him make his decision in December. Brad also was attracted by the Minnesota campus because he likes to …
Waukesha West's musical debuts at 7 p.m. Friday.
The stage in Waukesha West High School's auditorium has been transformed with Disney charm as the high school students prepare for their spring musical: Beauty and the Beast. Beauty and the Beast will be performed at the school at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The musical will again play at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 17.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Kids can meet their favorite "Beauty and the Beast" characters at 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by a screening of the film.
Editor's Note: This information was provided to Patch via Waukesha West High School. The characters of Disney's Beauty and the Beast will be at the Waukesha Public Library at 1 p.m. Saturday. In connection with their upcoming production at Waukesha West High School, the West End Players are offering the opportunity for children to meet and greet their favorite characters from the Disney film including Belle, the Beast, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and Cogsworth the Clock. The event is part of the library's Fantastic Flicks Program and will include a 2 p.m. screening of the Disney film in the Children's Performance Area. With more than 150 students involved, and a budget of more than $20,000, this production is the largest ever at Waukesha West …