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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

CWA Named National School of Character

Milwaukee, WI (5/16/14) — CWA has been named a National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership, a national advocate for the character education movement. This prestigious honor recognizes schools that have demonstrated through a rigorous evaluation process that character development has had an impact on academics student behavior and school climate. “We are thrilled to have been named … Continue

Awards Event June 20

Milwaukee, WI (5/7/14) — Capitol West Academy will receive their previously announced Wisconsin Promising Practices and State School of Character awards from the Wisconsin Character Education Partnership at a luncheon on Friday, June 20, at Alverno College. Parents who are interested in attending should contact Executive Director Donna Niccolai-Weber at 414-465-1355 or dweber@cwacademy.org CWA was recognized for its 2013 Strides … Continue

CWA Finalist for National Character Award

Milwaukee, WI (3/7/14) — CWA has been named a finalist in the 2014 National Schools of Character program by the Character Education Partnership, a national advocate for the character education movement. The program recognizes schools and districts that have demonstrated, through a rigorous evaluation process, that character development has had a positive impact on academics, student behavior and school climate. … Continue

CWA Named State School of Character

Milwaukee, WI (1/21/14) — The Wisconsin Character Education Partnership announced Jan. 21 that CWA has been named a State School of Character for 2014. Schools of Character must meet the partnership’s standards of excellence in character development. These schools are considered models of excellence, exhibiting best practices for other schools to emulate. The state award makes CWA eligible for national … Continue

CWA Gets $4,000 from Target for Music, Literacy Programs

Milwaukee, WI (8/29/13) — Capitol West Academy recently received $4,000 in grants from Target Corporation. One will support CWA’s growing music program. The second will provide sponsorship for Diane’s Dictionaries and Vocabulary Day, two literacy-based programs. “We are thrilled that Target has chosen to recognize CWA’s curriculum through funding for these programs,” said Donna Niccolai-Weber, CWA executive director. “Target’s support … Continue

CWA Announces Lunch Policy

Milwaukee, Wis. (8/12/13) — Capitol West Academy today announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The school office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The following household size and income criteria will be used for … Continue

Run/Walk to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Milwaukee, Wis. (5/2/13) — CWA will hold a two-mile run/walk beginning at 10 a.m. on June 11. This year, the run has been opened up to members of the Milwaukee Police Department’s District 7 and firefighters from the station on 88th Street in addition to all employees from across our agencies. The event, Stride for Soldiers, will benefit the Wounded Warriors Project in honor … Continue