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Senator Lena Taylor Kept it Local for Read Across America

Milwaukee, WI: Students from Capitol West Academy, a public charter school on Milwaukee’s northwest side, celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a Read Across America celebration on March 2.Honored guest and keynote speaker, Senator Lena Taylor, was on hand to read to 4th graders and address the entire school about the importance of reading. CWA was especially honored to welcome Senator … Continue

2016 Report Card: CWA ‘Meets Expectations’

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) recently released its state report cards for the 2015-2016 school year. Report cards are based on four priority areas: student achievement in English language arts and mathematics, student growth, closing gaps between student populations, and measures of readiness for graduation and postsecondary success. We are happy to announce that Capitol West Academy earned an … Continue

Bully-Free Zone

Over the past decade, a lot of attention has been paid to bullying, which could be unwanted and aggressive verbal, social or physical attacks. Students can play a number of roles, including bullying, being bullied, or witnessing bullying. It’s important for you to know what to do any if any of those happen to your child.According to StopBullying.gov, here are … Continue

Capitol West Academy Recognized for Character-Building Practices

Capitol West Academy (CWA) is a public charter school on Milwaukee’s northwest side. In addition to being a National School of Character, they were recognized over the summer by Washington D.C.-based Character.org. The K4-8th grade school received Promising Practices recognition for the work they do to build character as well as academic accomplishments in students.The Promising Practice used in CWA … Continue

Career Educator Brings Experience to Northwest Side

Milwaukee, Wis. – Capitol West Academy (CWA) has hired Mora Anderson, Ph.D., as Coordinator of Student & Family Services. Dr. Anderson brings 23 years of educational experience to CWA and is pleased to be back in an urban setting and at a K4-8th grade school. Mora Anderson, Ph.D., hired as Capitol West Academy’s new Coordinator of Student & Family Services. Dr. … Continue

Neighborhood Charter School Wins Promising Practices Award From Character.org

Milwaukee, WI (5/19/16) — Capitol West Academy (CWA), a public charter school on Milwaukee’s northwest side, has been recognized by Washington DC-based Character.org for the work it does to build character as well as academic accomplishments in students. The Promising Practice used in CWA classrooms is known as “The Extra Degree,” which refers to that one last degree it takes, … Continue

Elmbrook Rotary Club Donates New Dictionaries to Students

Milwaukee, WI (2/1/16) — In an effort to promote kids’ interest in vocabulary and reading, Diane’s Dictionaries, a program of the Elmbrook Rotary Club, delivered dictionaries to children at Capitol West Academy on Monday, February 1, 2016. Rotarian Barry James created Diane’s Dictionaries in memory of his wife, Diane, who died unexpectedly in 2009. “My wife was a great reader,” … Continue

Girl Scouts Seek Members, Leaders

Milwaukee, WI (9/16/15) — On Wednesday, Oct. 7, during parent-teacher conferences from 2:30-7:30 p.m., representative from the Girls Scouts of America will be available at a booth to provide information about forming Girl Scout troops. Leaders and members are sought. Girls usually are grouped by age levels: Daisys (K5-1st grade), Brownies (2nd-3rd grade), Juniors (4th & 5th grade), and Cadets … Continue

CWA Is a Member of Thrivent Choice®

Milwaukee, WI (8/10/15) — Capitol West Academy recently was selected as a Thrivent Choice program partner. By directing Choice Dollars, Thrivent members recommend where they feel Thrivent Financial should distribute a portion of its charitable grant funds each year. If you are an eligible Thrivent member, please consider CWA when directing Choice Dollars. The grant funding we receive from Thrivent … Continue

Kendra Thiel is New Student Services Coordinator

Milwaukee, WI (7/15/14) — Kendra Thiel, who has taught at CWA since 2009, has been promoted to Coordinator of Student Services. In that role, she is responsible for helping maintain a positive school culture and a focus on character education. She also will oversee curriculum and work with the families of students, to keep lines of communication open. Ms. Thiel … Continue