Wednesday, April 10, 2013
High School science students showcased their mousetrap-powered cars in the school's first annual Mousetrap Car Derby.
At Whitefish Bay High School, mousetraps aren't used to catch mice – they are used to teach physics. Students enrolled in Foundations of Chemistry and Physics classes recently showcased their physics knowledge and design creativity in the school's first annual Mousetrap Car Derby. Students gathered in the main floor hallway to test run the cars, which were powered by the spring mechanism of a mousetrap. The students came up with a wide variety of creative designs, and focused on producing cars that would travel the farthest, move at the greatest speed, and be the lightest weight. Here are the results of the 2013 Mousetrap Car Derby: Longest Distance 1st Place: Justin Johnson and Lindsay Schroeder - 29.5 meters 2nd Place: Joe Noonan and …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Twelve high school students qualified to the National Catholic Forensic League Grand Nationals in Philadelphia.
A record-breaking number of Whitefish Bay forensics students qualified for a national tournament this weekend. In a weekend tournament, 12 students on the Whitefish Bay High School Forensics and Debate team qualified to the National Catholic Forensic League Grand Nationals in Philadelphia. This is a new school record - beating last year's record of eight national qualifiers. This is the most diverse team Whitefish Bay has brought to nationals, with students from both Debate and Forensic events, including several freshmen. The team is led by coaches Shawn Matson, Dedra Walls, Mary Wacker, Zack Vrana. These students qualified for the NCFL tournament: Alternates to nationals include:
Sunday, March 24, 2013
John Stone, Morgan Byers, Glenn “Buzz” Wilson, Lois Wolf, Todd Wienke and Bob Albrightson were awarded in the second inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame awards ceremony.
Six Whitefish Bay alumni were honored for their athletic accomplishments at Whitefish Bay High School Saturday. Whitefish Bay High School started its Athletic Hall of Fame last year. This year's hall of fame class includes John Stone, Morgan Byers, Glenn “Buzz” Wilson, Lois Wolf, Todd Wienke and Bob Albrightson. Here is a brief introduction to this year's inductees: John Stone (Athlete, Class of 1959) John starred in basketball, baseball and track while a Blue Duke. In the 1958-59 basketball season, John was named 1st team all-state, averaged 35.5 points per game, including a 53 point game, and led the team to a 23-1 record and a number 2 ranking in the state. John was captain of the 1963 Marquette University basketball team, coached the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The second inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class includes John Stone, Morgan Byers, Glenn “Buzz” Wilson, Lois Wolf, Todd Weinke and Bob Albrightson.
For the second year in a row, the Whitefish Bay School District will honor athletes, coaches and others that have contributed to the school's strong athletic tradition. Whitefish Bay started its Athletic Hall of Fame last year with a ceremony honoring the Milwaukee Brewers' Craig Counsell, financial contributor Sheldon Lubar and Pettit National Ice Center director Randy Dean. This year's hall of fame class includes John Stone, Morgan Byers, Glenn “Buzz” Wilson, Lois Wolf, Todd Weinke and Bob Albrightson. The induction ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on March 23 in the Whitefish Bay High School Link, located between the main high school building and the field house. Here is a brief introduction to this year's inductees: John Stone (…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Find out how some members of the Class of 2012 are doing as college freshmen.
Whitefish Bay athletes are used to success, which leads to many of them participating in college. Here is an update on some members of the Class of 2012 as they embark on college careers: Freshman Lindsey Agnew played five games for the University of Calgary women’s basketball team. Her only 3-point attempt of the season led to her only points. Also off to Canada is Anders Bjella, playing for the McGill University lacrosse team. Full statistics were not available but he was credited with at least two goals during the season. Freshman Brandon Threats runs track and field for DePaul University. He finished 10th in the Big East Conference Indoor Championships in the 200, and was part of a 4 x 400 relay team that finished third and broke a 10…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Students were charged with building a complex machine to complete a simple task in at least 20 steps.
Whitefish Bay High School was one of 20 Wisconsin high schools that competed Friday in the 2013 Milwaukee Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at Waukesha County Technical College. The competition involves creating complex machines to complete a simple task. This year’s task was to hammer a nail. The contest challenges students to take an elementary task and provide a complicated solution using ordinary objects and mechanical gadgets – in 20 steps or more. Machines are required to be no larger than 6 feet by 6 feet by 6 feet. Janesville Craig was the winner; Waunakee was second and Antigo third. Janesville Craig and Waunakee will advance to the national Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on March 16, also at WCTC.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Check out a video of "My Favorite Things," as well as many other scenes from the 1959 Rogers and Hammerstein musical.
Whitefish Bay High School will unveil its production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music on Friday night. Maria, a postulant from Nonnberg Abbey, takes on the role as governess in the home of Captain von Trapp and his seven children. Through her zest of life and love of music, Maria brings joy back into this Austrian family. With the help of her wise and caring sisters from Nonnberg Abbey, Maria, the Captain, and his seven children are able to unite as a family, stand up against the rise of Nazism, and start a new life. With such wonderful numbers as The Sound of Music, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Every Mountain, and Edelweiss, this night at the theatre is sure to delight audiences young and old. The performances …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Cast members went on TMJ4 Tuesday morning to perform "Climb Every Mountain" and "Do-Re-Mi."
Whitefish Bay High School took to the television airwaves Tuesday morning to promote its upcoming production of The Sound of Music. The lead Whitefish Bay cast members from the classic Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical went on TMJ4's Morning Blend to perform Climb Every Mountain and Do-Re-Mi, which can be viewed by clicking on the links. The performances will be held at Whitefish Bay High School this weekend and next weekend. This week's performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Next week's performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 9. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 for children. All tickets can be purchased at the door. The Sound of Music tells the story …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The meme that has taken the Internet by storm the last few weeks has made its way into high school classrooms and pep rallies.
Whitefish Bay has caught "Harlem Shake" fever, making its way into high school classrooms and pep rallies. Harlem Shake is the latest Internet meme, "with people everywhere grabbing a bunch of friends, schoolmates, colleagues, or whomever, really, and having a 30-second dance extravaganza," as Slate put it. The Atlantic Wire also has a good run-down of the Harlem Shake. USA Today has an article explaining the key ingredients of a good Harlem Shake. Do we understand it? Not really. Are they funny to watch? Absolutely.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The boys, who are now facing juvenile charges, brought the guns to basketball games and into school classrooms undetected for two days.
Four Whitefish Bay Middle School students are now facing juvenile charges and school disciplinary measures for pulling unlocked bb guns and pellet guns on their teammates before basketball practice last week. Since the incident was first reported two weeks ago, the subject of guns in schools, school safety and disciplinary repercussions have elevated in the Patch comments section—a dialogue similar to the gun culture discussions occurring in Congress and in the media since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. The four students involved—a 13-year-old boy and three 12-year-old boys—have not been in school since Jan. 17. The School Board is meeting in closed session Monday to hold expulsion hearings, although …