Waukesha West High School
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|Waukesha West High School|
|3301 Saylesville Road
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53189
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Waukesha School District|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue, White, and Gray|
|Slogan||Be the Best|
The department provides a foundation in photography, drawing, painting, and ceramics, while performance art, installation art, video art, and other media forms are explored. An art show occurs every year, and in the 2005-2006 school year, the department hosted its first art sale, which included the sale of student and professional artists' works.
The Concert Choir has performed at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison and has opened for the Nordic Choir and Lawrence Choir. The Concert Choir and Master Singers from West's Choir Department performed at the Viking Festival in the 2004-2005 school year. In 2005-2006, the Concert Choir placed first for all groups (Jazz, Concert Choir, and Treble) at the San Diego Heritage Festival and moved on to national competition. In 2006, they recorded a Christmas CD called Carols of Christmas. In 2008, they were invited to sing in an NCACDA convention in Fargo, North Dakota. The other choirs of Waukesha West are Treble Choir, Master/Jazz Choir, and Varsity Choir.
Waukesha West's Academic Decathlon team has won the state competition and advanced to nationals every year between 2002 and 2012. The school placed third or better at the nationals competition every year between 2002 and 2009, and finished fourth in 2010. The team has been the highest-scoring Division II school each year in that time (except for 2006, when they were classified as Division I). The school has also been the national runner-up three times, finishing second to Moorpark in 2003, 2008, and 2009.
At the 2008 National Championship, Moorpark and Waukesha West achieved the two highest team scores ever recorded at any AcaDec competition.
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Waukesha West High School's marching band, The Cadets of Waukesha West, have won the Wisconsin State Music Association (WSMA) marching band competition seven times, in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006. The band has traveled to a numerous amount of places over Spring Break. In 2013 they went to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando where they performed, and in 2015 they went to New Orleans. Some of their recent shows include, "Artistry in Rhythm"-2012, "Picasso Sketches"-2013, "The Home Front"-2014 and "Into The Sunset~A Silent Movie"-2015 They have two amazing band directors who will do anything to make sure their students achieve
- Football - 2004, 2010
- Gymnastics- 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008
- Men's cross country- 1999
- Women's cross country- 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005
- Women's track and field- 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006
- Dan Solwold, professional wrestler with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
- Erik Sowinski, professional runner
- Joe Schobert, NFL football player for the Cleveland Browns
- Waukesha West makes it 8 straight at Academic Decathlon
- Waukesha West makes it 7 straight
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