Monday, April 22, 2013
Pair met up in a stairwell in the middle of the school day, daily for two weeks, girl tells authorities, but she complained when he tried to go too far.
A 13-year-old girl told a teacher she was sexually assaulted by a 12-year-old boy in a stairwell during lunch period at Longfellow Middle School, and later told investigators that it wasn't the first time, according to police reports. In fact, the girl told a social worker and police officers, she and the boy had been meeting daily in the stairwell just off the cafeteria for two weeks, engaging in varying degrees of physical contact, before he went too far and made her uncomfortable. A police report described the location as "just outside the cafeteria" in "an alternate and enclosed stairwell that is seldom used." According to the reports: Just after the lunch period on March 14, the girl went to a teacher and said that the boy had made …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Some residents complained, but the fence was part of complying with WIAA regulations for Wauwatosa East High School.
Installation of a fence at the bottom of a Wauwatosa neighborhood sledding hill has upset some area residents. Wauwatosa NOW reported that the outfield fence was installed on the softball diamond at Longfellow Middle School on behalf of Wauwatosa East High School. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association requires an outfield fence on all tournament diamonds beginning in 2014. A 9-year-old boy told NOW that the fence “spoils the sledding,” as it sits as the base of a steep grade beyond the diamond. Watch our ride down the hill — does the fence ruin the sledding? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
After special performance for elementary grades, Longfellow musical theatre production is ready for prime time.
Longfellow Middle School's "The Music Man" is ready for general audiences after a last dress rehearsal Wednesday morning in front of an eager crowd drawn from district elementary schools. The show is actually billed "Music Man, Jr." – a slightly shortened and simplified book and score for younger players – but even so, most missing songs, such as "A Sadder But Wiser Girl" were added back in by director Katherine Dombrowski. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday at the Longfellow Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased at the box office beginning one half-hour before curtain.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
If you can't vote next Tuesday at the polls, you can still cast a ballot if you hurry. And final curtains will fall on two ambitious school musicals, at West and Longfellow.
"Last Chance" is Patch's reminder that deadlines and fleeting opportunities arise every week, and Wauwatosa residents have but days to plan and execute. Some deadlines this week: Absentee voting in person at City Hall ends at 5 p.m. Friday. The Wauwatosa City Clerk's office will mail out ballots through 4:30 p.m. Thursday upon receiving a written request; and your ballot must be filed back with that office by 5 p.m. Friday. Your request must include your address and signature. More than one eligible voter living at the same address may file a joint request, as long as the letter is signed by all requesting ballots. If you want a ballot mailed out Thursday but can't get to City Hall during business hours, you may drop off a request in the …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Grief counseling will be available Monday despite spring break in classes and again when school resumes.
In an e-mail and phone call to parents, Longfellow Middle School Principal Jason Galien announced Saturday afternoon that 8th-grade math teacher Lisa Nass had died unexpectedly on Friday. Nass had taught at Longfellow since 1998. She had previously taught 6th-grade math and science. According to her biography on the School District website, Nass graduated from St. Norbert College with double degrees in both mathematics and education. She grew up in Madison. Despite the spring break in classes this coming week, Galien said that school and district crisis teams would be available to students, staff and parents at Longfellow at noon Monday and again the following Monday when classes resume. No cause of death was announced, and no funeral …