Thursday, May 23, 2013
Find out who will represent West and East high school at the WIAA state meet next weekend in La Crosse.
Four individuals and two relay teams from Wauwatosa West are headed to the WIAA state girls track and field meet following performances Thursday at the Waukesha North Sectional. See complete sectional results The Trojans had no champions but picked up three second-place finishes and three thirds to come in second in the team competition. Wauwatosa East will second two athletes to the state meet. State qualifiers were: WAUWATOSA WEST WAUWATOSA EAST Other individuals may also qualify based on time and the entire field will be released before the state meet, May 31-June 1 in La Crosse.
Wauwatosa West performed well in distance races and jumps at Thursday's Waukesha North Sectional; East had a single qualifier.
Wauwatosa West will be well represented at the WIAA state boys track and field meet next weekend in La Crosse. See complete sectional results Taylor Floyd-Mews and Jimmy Reynolds qualified in two events each at Thursday’s Waukesha North Sectional. Reynolds won the triple jump and was second in the long jump. Floyd-Mews qualified in the 3,200 and the 1,600 Nick Pridgeon was the only Wauwatosa East athlete to move on, taking third in the 300 hurdles State qualifiers are: TOSA WEST TOSA EAST Other individuals may also qualify based on time and the entire field will be released before the state meet, May 31-June 1 in La Crosse.
After half a century directing and 16 years leading the Tosa East Players, Tom Thaney will not return as Principal Nick Hughes seeks 'new direction' for school's drama program.
After 50 years in high school drama, the past 16 at Wauwatosa East High School at the helm of the Tosa East Players, director Tom Thaney's contract will not be renewed for next year. Thaney, in a brief statement Thursday, said that East Principal Nick Hughes had taken the decision. Thaney's statement reads: "To all the Friends of Theater Arts, "It is with shock and sadness that I must announce my departure from Tosa East. "Mr. Hughes envisions a 'new direction' for the theater program that will not include me. "I have been honored and proud to be the Theater Director for the last sixteen years. Words cannot convey how this role has enriched my life and how much it will be missed. "Thanks for the memories! – Tom Thaney" Thaney started …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
More than 3,500 seniors graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Sunday. Here's the list of local students who received their diplomas from UWM.
The following individuals from Wauwatosa are among the more than 3,500 prospective candidates for degree who took part in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee commencement exercises Sunday at the U.S. Cellular Arena. Ami Albrecht, BS - Bachelor of Science, School of Education; Oghenetega Afamefune Anene-Maidoh, MS - Master of Science, Engineering & Applied Science; Christopher Daniel Anger, BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration, Lubar School of Busi ness; Daniel Aaron Badger, BS - Bachelor of Science, College of Nursing; Ellen Marie Bartling, PHD - Doctor of Philosophy, School of Education; Eric Robert Berthelsen, BS - Bachelor of Science, College of Letters and Science; Katie Lynn Betz, MSW - Master of Social Work, Helen Bader…
Friday, May 17, 2013
If set-up accident scene doesn't resonate with all students, followup film and testimonials do, as pre-Prom documentary of alcohol-related deaths hits home.
An eleborate mock crash scene set up Thursday morning at Wauwatosa East High School was only the beginning of an intensive two-day course of events designed to drive home the danger of mixing alcohol and automobiles. For some students, Thursday's mockup didn't quite live up to its billing in shock value: It was a little too staged, they thought. They were kept at a distance while firefighters and police officers swarmed around two smashed-up cars that supposedly contained friends of theirs – but they were barely visible. And then, too, the scene was crawling with camera operators intruding on every scene, poking lenses between paramedics and victims, police and perpetrators. It was a little shocking just knowing that was your friend out …
WLC has invited representatives from Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) to solicit some initial feedback from its neighbors on the college’s campus master plan project.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Carmela Rios, who previously challenged incumbent Phil Kroner in April, has been chosen to replace resigning board member Lois Weber.
Carmela Rios will join the Wauwatosa School Board after she was chosen to fill a vacancy left by 37-year board member Lois Weber, reported Wauwatosa Now. Rios challenged and lost to incumbent Phil Kroner for his seat in the April election. Other candidates included Kristy Casey, Tyra Hildebrand, Michael Huitink, and Gay Leigh Calquhoun-Mundy, reported Wauwatosa Now. Rios has been a science teacher at Saint Joan Antida High School and the Greendale School District. The 10-year Wauwatosa resident has a B.S. in Biology from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, a M.S. in Natural Science from Michigan State University and is working on a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Marquette University. Elected in 1976, Weber was been a continuous …
SCORE Complex in Racine hosts the 2013 National High School Rugby Girls Championships, and DHSA and Catholic Memorial are among the eight finalists.
Twelve girls from Wauwatosa are participating this Saturday and Sunday in the 2013 National High School Rugby Girls Championships at the SCORE Complex in Franksville, WI. Eleven are students at Divine Savior Holy Angels, a six-time national champion. They are: Also in the tournament is Haley Richardson, a sophomore at Waukesha Catholic Memorial, which also qualified. DSHA is seeded second in the eight-team Division 1 tournament and faces Amazons of California at 10:15 Saturday in an opening-round match. Catholic Memorial is seeded No. 4 in the Division 1 tournament and opens against Summit, CO, also at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. The championship match at 12:30 p.m. Sunday will be streamed live online.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Wauwatosa West had lost 11 in a row but didn't quit when it fell behind its city rival, and came back for a one-run softball victory.
Megan O’Rourke’s two-run double was the big hit as Wauwatosa West rallied from a 4-1 deficit to defeat crosstown rival Wauwatosa East 5-4 in softball on Wednesday. The Trojans (3-11) had lost 11 in a row and looked to be in deep trouble again in the sixth. East foiled a squeeze bunt with runners at second and third, throwing the runner out at home for the second out. But O’Rourke pulled one just inside the third base line to make the score 4-3. Moments later, a bases-loaded walk sent home the tying run. Dani Savignac scored the winning run in the seventh from second base. She took third on a wild pitch and came home when the throw from the catcher sailed into left field. Ashley Lindstrom was the winning pitcher, tossing all seven innings. …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Boys admitted to police wide discussions of bomb plots before they were overheard and reported, news reports says.
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Saturday, May 11
Two Wauwatosa East High students discussed a variety of plans to plant bombs in the school before being overheard and reported, according to a story on Today's TMJ4 based on police reports released Friday. Wauwatosa Patch reported on April 29, a Monday, when parents were first notified by the School District, that a bomb scare had been uncovered late the previous Friday and that police were investigating more than one student's involvement. At the time, the School District announced, "Last Friday, after the conclusion of the school day, the District was made aware of a rumored bomb threat against East High School." The now-released police reports detail in more than 50 pages the two boys' admissions of discussing four different bombing …