Monday, May 6, 2013
Twelve incidents were reported in the Milwaukee area last year, but a Jewish community organization believes the problem may be bigger than expected.
“Get used to it. You’re Jewish.” That’s what Dave was told by a classmate who repeatedly pushed him to the ground in a gym class basketball game his sophomore year at Whitefish Bay High School. Dave – not the student’s real name – said he felt that same surge of emotions return the following year during study hall, when he overheard another boy bragging about throwing coins at people’s feet. If they picked up the coins, the boy would ask them if they were Jewish, feeding the stereotype of Jewish people being cheap. Although he didn't witness the boy's actions, Dave said he felt a mix of anger and embarrassment in hearing the story and seeing other students laugh along with it. “I was pretty upset by it. I didn’t expect that at the high …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The JCC is partnering with Nicolet School District and WEA Trust to offer a unique wellness program that includes exercise, dieting and camaraderie.
Andi Winkle has tried to lose weight before, but eventually, those lost pounds returned. This time it's different for the Nicolet chemistry teacher, who is one of 32 Nicolet employees in their fourth week of a 12-week exercise program called "The Big Melt Down." The program brings Nicolet staffers together outside school hours to exercise in the Nicolet gymnasium or at the Harry and Rose Samson Jewish Community Center. "This time it's a lifestyle change for me," Winkle said at the end of a recent workout. "I'm not so focused on losing 25 pounds in 12 weeks. For me, it's asking myself if I ate healthy this week and if I feel good about what I did workout-wise, knowing the rest will follow. This is the first time in my life I can say that…
Monday, December 10, 2012
The team entered the season with high hopes, and hasn't disappointed so far this year.
A strong third period helped the combined Whitefish Bay/Nicolet/Shorewood hockey team to a 5-2 win over Brookfield/Catholic Memorial Saturday, extending its win streak to four games. JSOnline.com reported that the Storm (6-1) were down 2-1 in the second period before tying it up, then scored three times in eight minutes in the third period. According to WisconsinPrepHockey.net, the Storm’s only loss was a 5-4 decision at Arrowhead, when the Warhawks scored four times in the third period. WNS opened the season with an 11-1 rout of the Port Washington/Grafton co-op and leads the North Shore Conference with a 2-0-0 record. The team is at Germantown on Wednesday, then hosts Beloit Memorial at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kern Center on the campus of…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Whitefish Bay boys basketball team won its first conference game of the season Tuesday night, putting the Blue Dukes at a 3-0 overall record.
After trailing throughout the entire game, the Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes led a 30-point offensive charge in the fourth quarter to pull off a come-from-behind 66-51 victory over Nicolet in their first conference game of the season. After the win on Nicolet's home court Tuesday night, the Blue Dukes remain undefeated with a 3-0 record so far this season. Nicolet's record is now 0-1 in the North Shore Conference, and 0-3 overall. Whitefish Bay sophomore Miles Sigh led Whitefish Bay's scoring with 17 points, followed by senior Kelin Johnson (16), junior Joe Sherburne (12), junior Jake Casey (9) and senior Bryan Jordan (8), according to WisSports.net Nicolet's scoring was led by senior Tyler Miller (17), followed by junior Greg Pigg (14) and …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Someone posing as a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter is trying to schedule off-campus photo shoots and interviews with area high school students, according to an email sent to Whitefish Bay High School on Friday.
Parents and students in the Whitefish Bay School District were warned Friday that someone posing as a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photographer is contacting high school students under the guise of setting up interviews and photo shoots off campus. "It is alarming that someone would try to trick a child with a few minutes of fame. It is disturbing what this person has in mind," Kat Murray of Whitefish Bay wrote in an an email to Patch. Whitefish Bay Athletic Director John Gustavson said Friday that Journal Sentinel prep sports editor Mark Stewart sent him the following email: Gustvason forwarded the email to parents in the district. Stewart did not immediately respond Friday to an emailed request for comment. "I commend the Journal for …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Ashley Livingston says she goes for the Grace Jones look.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Deysha Smith-Jenkins led Dominican girls to fifth place in D2 finals, while Bay boys took seventh in the D1 competition.
North Shore track athletes took La Crosse by storm Saturday. The combination of Whitefish Bay, Nicolet, Shorewood and Dominican’s track teams did extremely well at the WIAA State Track Meet Friday and Saturday, earning a combined seven medals on a day that saw countless records fall. Whitefish Bay boys kicked things off when James Stecker took sixth in the 100 with a time of 11.06. The junior didn’t have much time to relax, though, as he quickly had to compete in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays. Apparently Stecker works just fine under a lot of pressure, as the Blue Dukes took first place in both events despite being seeded fourth in both. “That was kind of my goal coming in,” Stecker said of the three medals. “I knew our relays had a great …
Friday, May 13, 2011
They are among 53 Wisconsin students headed to national competition in Maryland in June.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Eleven North Shore students won individual categories on National History Day and will represent Wisconsin at the national event, June 12-16 at College Park, MD. National History Day students compete with their peers statewide at junior and senior levels by writing papers, giving performances, building websites, or by creating documentaries or exhibits that reflect an annual theme. This year's theme was "Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences." The Wisconsin Historical Society coordinates the National History Day program in Wisconsin. The winning students from the area, their schools, their categories of competition, and the titles of their projects are The 11 winners from North Shore schools are among 53 …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Winner advances to high school state tournament.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Whitefish Bay High School's boys rugby team, the Berserkers, lost their first game of the season last week to rival Nicolet. Check out the highlights here. The teams square off again in the playoffs at 5 p.m. Friday at Armory Field in Whitefish Bay. Friday's winner advances to the state tournament. Each team is 5-1, as is Muskego. Only the top two teams in the Badgerland Conference advance to the four-team state finals, May 21 in Madison. Nicolet beat Whitefish Bay 38-26 in the earlier meeting, also at Whitefish Bay. Armory Field is at Whitefish Bay High School, immediately east of the football/soccer stadium. There is no admission charge.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A video recap of the week in high school sports.
Whenever Whitefish Bay and Nicolet compete, it doesn't matter whether it's basketball or tiddlywinks — these North Shore neighbors are rivals. But add the physicality of rugby, and it's even more competitive. The two excellent programs squared off in the SportsEdge Game of the Week this week. There are plenty more highlights in the Lightning Round, including soccer, golf, tennis and softball from all around the area. Watch SportsEdge to see if someone you know was captured by our cameras. And if you've not seen the previous editions, check them out here: April 12 Game of the Week — Hamilton at Brookfield East girls soccer April 19 Game of the Week — Lakeshore vs. Brookfield boys lacrosse April 26 Game of the Week — Brookfield Central Skins…