Last month, a team of four students from East High School won the Wisconsin ProStart Invitational, a statewide cooking competition for high schoolers. Led by teacher Natalie Aguirre and assisted by professional chefs Mark Walters and Ami Shimanek, the team will represent Wisconsin in the National ProStart Invitational in Rhode Island at the end of […]
In the wake of the nation’s most recent school shooting, Thursday host Tony Castañeda speaks with students at East High School, who say they are always concerned about the possibility of a school shooting. They were invited to testify at the Capitol this week by State Representative Chris Taylor, during debate to take up a bill […]
Madison’s East High School is one of the most diverse schools in Wisconsin. Its students come from a variety of races, religions, and social classes. The potentially divisive aspects of the student body don’t phase Principal Michael Hernandez. Instead, he is using them to build a community within the school and bring the outside community […]
Teacher Helena White has been interviewing student at East High School about their interests, experiences, and concerns. She presents them in a collage of audio pieces, with introductions to the pieces read by two other students. (This is Helena’s 9th annual Access Hour offering on East High!)
WORT news volunteer and Madison teacher Helena White presents her seventh annual program of words, thoughts, and music from the kids of East High. This year, kids of La Follette High join them. A student or two are also to be in the station to introduce the presented pieces and maybe offer some teen perspective.
On Monday August 6th, WORT summer Intern Jalika Ceesay got the chance to sit behind the microphone and interview her teachers and supervisors involved with the AVID/TOPS program at East High School and the Dane County Youth Governance Program. She had the opportunity to interview her coordinators as well as share her own experiences in […]