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Service Organizations

CHICK-FIL-A LEADER ACADEMY – Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy is a national high school leadership program focused on impact through action.  The world needs more leaders who impact their local communities, and we believe high school students are the answer!  Contact Nathan Chart at for more information.

KEY CLUB – Key Club is affiliated with the Mayfair Kiwanis Club and is designed for students who are interested in serving both their school and community through various service activities throughout the year. Some of these include volunteering for local and national causes, helping children and raising money for school based scholarships. Meetings are held bi-weekly. District and International Conventions are held in the spring and summer. Contact Kathy Schulz at or Christie Toye at for more information.

LINK CREW – Contact Chris Lazarski at , Steve Oliver at or Nick Becker at for more information.

OLYMPIAN – Do you have an interest in graphic design? Are you a good writer? Would you like to create artistic, photographic layouts? Would you like to be a copywriter? West’s yearbook, the Olympian, provides students with training in all of these areas. Printed annually, the Olympian tells the Tosa West story for the year in copy and pictures.  Contact Nicholas Heiting at for more information.

STUDENT SENATE – The Student Senate promotes the general welfare of the student body and works with the administration, faculty and staff in an advisory capacity. Student Senate provides for student activities, promotes the common good, gives students a share in the management of the school, develops high ideals of personal conduct, and seeks to interest students in school affairs. In addition, Student Senate helps solve problems that may arise and involves students in school activities while promoting school spirit and school pride.  Events sponsored by the Student Senate include Homecoming, fundraising, and other similar activities. Contact Padi Kong at for more information about Student Senate.

WEST SIDE STORIES – Working on West Side Stories, our school newspaper, gives students the opportunity to increase their skills in many areas. Students are given hands-on experience in communicating with people, meeting deadlines, working as part of a team, writing correctly and concisely, and using the latest technology. Student journalists also enjoy participation in workshops, conferences, competitions, and social activities related to their newspaper staff membership. Students who make outstanding contributions may also be eligible for nomination to Quill and Scroll, a national organization for student journalists. Contact Chris Lazarski at for more information.

Academic Clubs

APPSE TEAM – American Public Policy Special Emphasis (APPSE) is a government/civic education course that we offer at Wauwatosa West.  The class takes an in-depth look at government structure, rights, court cases, and current events as we prepare for the Center for Civic Education’s We the People competition held in January each year.  The class breaks off into six distinct learning groups that research, write and learn to argue and defend stances on historical, political and social issues.  If the class wins the Wisconsin state competition, they move on to compete at the National competition in April.  Contact Chad Mateske at for more information.

ART NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY – After taking only 1 art class and getting a B or higher, you are eligible for NAHS!  This group operates West’s very own art gallery, Gallery 114.  We also contribute to the arts in our building.  We meet about once a month.  So, take an art class and join us!  Contact Jessica Belich at or Selena Marris at for more information.

BROADCAST JOURNALISM – Wauwatosa West Broadcast Journalism students learn the tools to critically evaluate and examine our media rich world while learning the skills to produce high quality, professional grade video journalism stories.  We train students in all phases of the production broadcast news process and provide students with detailed understanding of the latest video equipment and production techniques.  Students produce youth focused stories about their community and these stories are distributed widely.  Additionally, student producers are responsible for producing all aspects of the bi-weekly live advisory announcements program, producing live coverage of weekly sporting events as well as working with the PBS News Hour Student Reporting Labs program to complete youth focused assignments for the nationally syndicated public news program.  Students attend regional and national journalism conventions. Contact Chris Lazarski at for more information.

FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America meets after school twice a month on Mondays. The activities include competitions in business and technology related areas, community service projects, and field trips. Through these activities, members develop business leadership skills and an understanding of the American business enterprise.  Scholarships are available to senior members. Contact Nicholas Heiting at for more information.

FRENCH HONORARY SOCIETY – Members of the French Honorary Society are recognized for their excellent achievements in French. Membership is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in an advanced level French course. Students must maintain an A- average in French and an overall B- average.  Contact Amie Brooks at for more information.

GERMAN NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY – Open to all eligible German students who are members of the above mentioned German Club.  You must have 2 years of high school German and meet a required academic grade point average. Contact Karin Awve at for more information.

GLOBAL SCHOLARS – The Global Education Achievement Certificate (Global Scholars) is an exciting program available to any student who is studying a foreign language.  This program allows students to explore global issues, use their second language in context, expand their multicultural experiences.  Students graduating from Wauwatosa East and Wauwatosa West high schools may be awarded the distinction of Wisconsin Global Scholar through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction if they have completed the following requirements:

  • Four consecutive years in one world language while in high school. (B or better).
  • Four credits (1 year= 1 credit) with global content. One of those credits may be one year of a second world language. (Min. B or better in Global Content courses).
  • Reflections on eight books (fiction or non-fiction) with global content. Alternately, up to four reflections may be on art, music, or film.
  • Participation in school-wide global activities with completed reflections.
  • A minimum of twenty (20) hours of global service learning with completed service learning log and reflection.
  • A yearly, student self-evaluation with descriptive feedback from an adviser using the Global Leadership Rubric.

Contact Catherine Munoz at for more information.

MOCK TRIAL – Using facts and case materials developed by Wisconsin attorneys, students in Mock Trial gain a deeper understanding of the court system as they develop their arguments and build their cases. Students have the opportunity to analyze and prepare a case, present as a witness, argue their assigned role, and receive input and feedback from attorneys and judges.  Contact Chris Benes at for more information.

PEER TUTOR CONNECTION – Peer Tutor Connection provides West students with the opportunity to receive academic help from other students.  Peer Tutors are volunteers who give assistance to students in specific subject areas.  Contact Turqoise Welch-Loera at for more information.

SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY – Students must have had at least three semesters of high school Spanish and be enrolled in a Spanish class. A specific grade point average and a teacher recommendation are required for membership.  Contact Hope Bautista at for more details.

MU ALPHA THETA – Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Junior College Mathematics Club.  Any student interested in mathematics may attend the meetings of the Wauwatosa West Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta. To be a member, a student must have completed the Algebra and Geometry courses and have a grade point average for these courses of 3.25 if the courses were taken in the honors track and a 3.5 if they were taken in the regular track.

The students are required to attend at least five meetings per year to earn a certificate of participation.  There are two types of meetings that occur throughout the year. There are numerous presentations that members put on throughout the year, and there are six math contests that the members may participate in throughout the year. Before the math contests are given there is a lottery to determine teams.  Throughout the year, team scores are tallied and awards are given to the top teams.  For more information contact Cathy Razner at .

QUILL AND SCROLL – Quill and Scroll is national organization whose main purpose is to promote excellence in student journalism.  It is open to high school juniors and seniors who meet the requirements.  For Quill and Scroll membership, their publication’s advisor must nominate students for outstanding contributions to the school newspaper or yearbook. Students must also be ranked in the upper third of their class. College scholarships are presented to selected senior Quill & Scroll members.  Contact Chris Lazarski at for more information.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 to recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. The ideals of scholarship, character, service and leadership remain the criteria for selection to membership in each local high school NHS chapter. West is among thousands of high schools throughout the United States who have been chartered and must follow the constitution of the national organization.

Through NHS chapter service activities members maintain and extend the qualities that earned them selection by the NHS Faculty Council. The Council is comprised of the non-voting NHS advisor and five voting faculty members appointed by the Principal. The Principal and Associate Principals are not members of the Faculty Council.  Students do not apply for membership in the National Honor Society; membership is not a right.  Membership is granted only to these students selected by the NHS Faculty Council following recommended selection procedures, prescribed by the national organization. Those procedures include:

  • Membership is open to qualified juniors and seniors who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
  • The NHS advisor notifies students who are eligible scholastically. For selection to West’s NHS chapter they must complete and return the Student Activity Information form.
  • The NHS Faculty Council invites all faculty members to make comments and provide information on qualified candidates.
  • The Faculty Council, along with any other verifiable information about each candidate, reviews the Student Activity Information Form. A point system is used to evaluate candidates. Candidates receiving a majority vote of the Faculty Council are invited into membership.
  • The five appointed members of the Faculty Council make the selections for NHS membership.

Contact advisor Caitlin Dee at for more information.

Performing Arts Activities

FORENSICS – The forensics program offers students the opportunity to participate and compete in a variety of speech and drama activities, such as group discussion, storytelling, poetry, prose, public address, extemporaneous speaking, playacting, and oratory. The forensics team competes against other high school teams at invitational contests, tournaments, and in statewide competition.   Contact Tamara Martinsek at for more information.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE – Contact Guy Kammerer at for more information.

TROJAN PLAYERS – The award-winning Tosa West Trojan Players is the nationally recognized Theatre Department of Tosa West. We produce 2 full-scale theatrical productions a year. The Trojan Players have weekly meetings, held every Thursday after school. The meetings are run by the Players Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Student Technical Directors). The Trojan Players is open to all students and we always encourage new members! Actors, Technicians, Musicians, etc… The Trojan Players is a place where everyone can be involved! We create exceptional experiences for our students and audience. Contact Adam Steffan at for more information.

Other Activities      

A.F.S. – American Field Service Club provides an opportunity for students to further their interests in international understanding and to learn more about cultures different from their own through personal relationships with AFS students. Contact Hope Bautista at for more information.

ANIME CLUB – Contact Emily Jones at for more information.

BEST BUDDIES – The Best Buddies group is a non-profit international organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships between students with disabilities and students without disabilities.  See Ruth Gulotta at or Robyn Kozlowski at for more information.

BLACK STUDENT UNION – A student organization, our mission is to provide a fertile environment for academic success and social growth amongst our African-American students and their peers at Wauwatosa West High School. With an increasingly more diverse population-, we find it necessary for this group to become a part of the fabric of this school and the well-being of its students. As a positive entity, we also intend to spread our message across the community as an uplifting student group.  See Rebecca Kirchman at or Jason Borski at for details.

CHESS CLUB –  Contact Taylor Molitor at for more information.

COLOR GUARD – Contact Katalin Knoll at for more information.

ENGINEERING CLUB –  Contact Jerry Merz at for more information.

FRENCH CLUB – Are you interested in French Culture and scrumptious French cuisine? Members of the French Club meet regularly to participate in Homecoming, Mardi Gras, National French Week, fundraising for French related field trips and the school’s own French café.  All students are encouraged to join if they are interested in the wonderful world of French Culture.  Contact Amie Brooks at for more information.

GAME CREATION CLUB – Game Creation Club is a place to make games and hang out with your friends in the process.  You can make all kinds of games from board and card to video games. Students will work with various software programs to create games and will have an opportunity to share their knowledge and collaborate with others. Contact Nick Heiting at for more information.

GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE (GSA) – GSA is a student-run club that brings together LGBTQ and Straight students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and create a platform to fight for racial, gender, LGBTQ, and social justice.  Contact Sara Weiler at or Nick Becker at

GERMAN CLUB – Cooking, games, breakfast, fieldtrips and fun- no German skills required. Any and all students who would like to expand their cultural knowledge of German speaking countries should contact advisor for more information. Contact Karin Awve at for more information.

HOSA – Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program. The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community. For more information contact Teri Thompson at

IBA – The Intramural Basketball Association is organized basketball for West students who are not part of the Trojan basketball squad. All students regardless of age or gender are invited to play on Thursday nights beginning sometime around Thanksgiving. Students organize their own teams of up to 12 players, and play games with student referees and scorekeepers. Teams may be of mixed age and gender as well. An All-Star team is voted upon near the end of the season, and plays an annual contest with cross-town rival Tosa East. Playoffs are scheduled at the end of the season for both the Recreational and the Competitive Leagues to crown League Champions. Contact Tom Norstrem at , Nick Koepke at , Maureen Brady at, or Sara Looker at for more information.

IVA – The Intramural Volleyball Association is organized volleyball for West students. All students regardless of age or gender are invited to play on Wednesday nights beginning sometime in Spring. Students organize their own teams of up to 12 players, and play games with student referees and scorekeepers. Teams may be of mixed age and gender as well. Contact Kelly Dwyer at for more information.

MULTICULTURAL FAIR PLANNING COMMITTEE – This committee plans and executes the spring multicultural fair at West. See Catherine Muñoz at for more details.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB – The Outdoor Adventure Club is open to student of Wauwatosa West who are interested in outdoor adventures like canoeing and hiking outside. The season runs from early September through June. We meet in room 119 and encourage anyone interested to see Mr. Schneider in room 119.  Contact for more information.

PRAIRIE CLUB – The Prairie Club is welcome to anybody who wishes to restore a small piece of Wisconsin back into a prairie. We meet every 2 to 3 weeks on Tuesdays after school over most of the school year.  Most of our activities are outside, however, we also do a few activities inside during the winter months. So if you want to work on your green thumb, learn about the ways of the prairie and help beautify your school yard, contact Mr. Lund at for more information

SKI/SNOWBOARD CLUB – Contact Mike Reis at for more information.

SPEED & AGILITY CLUB – Contact Matt Good at for more information.

TOP CHEF CLUB – For students who have successfully completed Chef Foods I and Chef Foods II OR who have successfully completed Chef Foods I and are currently taking Chef Foods II.  It is a team of 4 students and 1 alternate who compete in the Wisconsin ProStart Invitational in either the culinary category or the management category.  The competition is for all schools in Wisconsin who are using the ProStart curriculum.  Scholarships and medals are awarded to the top three teams competing from Wisconsin and the 1st place team goes on to compete at the national level.  Contact Kathy Schulz at

TRAP SHOOTING CLUB – The Trap Shooting Club is open to student of Weauwatosa east & West who are interested in shooting sports such as trap, skeet and sporting clays. The season runs from early February through June. We practice at Waukesha Gun Club and compete against other schools in the Southeast WI Youth Trap Shooting Conference of the Scholastic Clay Target Program.  Contact Coach Stockinger at for more information.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB – Contact Ana Baker at for more information.

WAUWATOSA CLIMBING CLUB – Foster a love for rock climbing. Contact Quinten Anderson at or 414-238-7714 for more information.

WEIGHT ROOM ACTIVITY – Contact Robb Widuch at for more information.

WORLD TRAVELERS CLUB – World Travelers Club is dedicated to making students more global, aware, and compassionate individuals through the experience of international travel.  Trips are held during the summer and are open to every grade level.  Preceding the trip, students will attend various club meetings where they will learn about other cultures in order to enrich their travel experience before takeoff.  Joining World Travelers Club is a great way to meet new people and forge friendships that last far beyond the plane ride home.  The club is directed by Ms. Ana Baker, Ms. Maureen Brady, Ms. Caitlin Dee, Ms. Kelly Hetzel, and Ms. Stephanie Lueck.  Contact Ana Baker at or Kelly Hetzel at for more information.

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