Newsletter March 15, 2024



Tuesday, March 19 - 60 minute W hour for Dodgeball Tournament

Wed & Thurs, March 20&21 - 45 minute W hours for Dodgeball Tournament




Rüsselsheim, Germany exchange Host families needed!:

Will you have a student attending Oshkosh West in the 2024-2025 school year? Are you interested in hosting a German student for two weeks? The Oshkosh West Sister School program will be hosting approximately 20 German students for two weeks in October of 2024 (exact dates are to be determined). We need host families! The host families are responsible for providing food, transportation, and sleeping accommodation for the German student. The German students are very well versed in English. For more information about hosting  click here

The plan is we will then travel to Germany in June of 2025 and stay with host families. The approximate cost of the trip to Germany will be around $2500.00. Here are some of the things we have experienced on a previous trip.  If you need any more information please contact Patrick Bertram at or Kelly Wayne at




My name is Chief Petty Officer Drake N. Sass, and I am a local College and Career Counselor with the Navy. I'm reaching out to current JUNIORS, SENIORS, and Educators to inform them of scholarship opportunities available with Navy ROTC. 

The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship is among the best nationwide scholarship programs. Some of the benefits of the program are as follows: 
FULL college tuition coverage 
Monthly allowance 
100% guaranteed Career upon graduation 
Opportunity to lead and manage personnel. 
Unlimited travel opportunities 
30 days paid vacation earned annually. 
Excellent medical/dental benefits
Applicant can apply as long as they passed Algebra II with "C" or better.
Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75

If you are interested in taking advantage of this fantastic educational opportunity, please respond to this email or contact me directly at 920-518-1841 via call or text. Don't wait to start the application process, this scholarship will reopen on April 1st of 2024Juniors will be eligible to apply at this time as they are about to head into their senior year. With that being said, seniors are still eligible to apply up to age 23.
Wisconsin NROTC Campuses;
UW Madison
Marquette University
UW Milwaukee
As well as 160+ Universities Nation Wide

Naval Reserve Officer Training (NROTC) |






Are you or do you have a student athlete who struggles with anxiety or confidence while playing sports?  What about coachability, understanding and accepting your role, communication/leadership skills, self-talk, perfectionism, or the ability to overcome adversity or conflicts?  Good news, we have the perfect class for you!  Mental Strength aims to identify the performance setbacks athletes face that are holding them back from using their athletic skills to the best of their abilities.  It is a unique, hybrid class connected to Strength + Conditioning.  If you are taking Strength + Conditioning next school year, consider getting the most out of your sport by not only training your muscles, but also training your mind by signing up for Mental Strength.  Mental Strength meets once every two weeks during your Strength + Conditioning class.  It will show up in your schedule as an 8th hour, but don't worry you will have no outside of school hour commitment and it will not take away from any of your other scheduled classes.  If you have any questions or you want to sign up, please email Mrs. Hansen ( 



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Are you a Junior or Senior and interested in working in law enforcement or related field?  If so, WALLECA is a great opportunity for you. WALLECA is a 5 day camp that offers physical fitness training, class room instruction and hands on experiences.

The 2024 academy is scheduled for July 29- August 2, 2024 at the Wisconsin State Patrol Training Academy at Fort McCoy.

The academy is totally free to the cadets as we are funded by generous sponsors. The cadets stay in the dorms at the academy, all meals and supplies are furnished.

A graduation ceremony is held on the last day of the academy that friends and family can attend.

Some of the classes offered during the academy are: Ethics, Crash Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Tactical Response. Probation/Parole, Firearms Training, Confidence Team Building Exercises, Physical Fitness training, and many more.

The application process is now open until March 31 – see link below. The application must be printed out,  completed to include all required signatures. It can be mailed or emailed to me at Students that have any questions about the program can contact me directly. Applications will be reviewed in the month of April and all applicants will be notified if they are accepted into the program by May 1.





Do you have a student that is a good public speaker – perhaps involved in Forensics and is knowledgeable about the US Constitution? The American Legion has an Oratorical contest program that is a good opportunity for students to win scholarship monies.

The student must be in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

The students start out by contacting their local Wisconsin American Legion Post. The Post will hold a contest, the winner at the Post contest moves on to a County contest. The winner of the County contest moves on to the District contest.

The winner of the District Contest moves on to the Regional contest scheduled on March 23, 2024 at Ripon College. The winners at the Regional level move on to the Finals contest the same day and the overall winner will go to the National Contest in Hillsdale, Michigan in May to compete for $25,000 in scholarship. The winner of the Wisconsin contest receives a $3000 scholarship.

If the student is interested, and does not know who to contact at their local American Legion Post, they can contact me directly and I can share that information with them.

I have attached the rules, assigned topics and flyer along with a link to our National American Legion website and the Wisconsin American Legion that has a lot of information and videos for those who are interested. - contest information link - National - contest information link - Wisconsin





Click on above graphic for important information on visiting school.  If you are dropping off something for a student, it can be left with the door monitor at Door 38.


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Please click on above graphic for more information about AP Placement Exams!





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Come take a look at our Counseling Website!  You can find  important information including graduation requirements, counseling office staff contact info, scheduling info and more!!



Come check out our Award Winning Newspaper staffed by our own Wildcats!!  You can see so much more on this website, pictures, web packages and past issues!!  Come see!!





Please note that there is an "Information for Senior Families" page on the Oshkosh West website. As seniors approach graduation, there is a lot of information that will be going out and we will be posting this information on this page: Information for Senior Families Further, all past newsletters are also housed on this page.

If you have concerns for your senior's graduation progress, please reach out to their counselor.

Senior Counselors:

Lynn Swoverland

Rob Kerl

If you have questions regarding the graduation ceremony, cap and gown orders, or the senior class field trip, please reach out to Andrew Schaller, Senior Class Graduation Advisor: 



If you receive a call that your student was marked absent for one or more period and you think it was a mistake, have your student go to Student Services and they can get a slip to clear it up.  If you forgot to call, you still can.  Call or email the attendance office to clear it up!  Email or

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