The Early Years
Originally named New Berlin High School, the school opened on September 5th, 1961. It was the first high school in New Berlin, Wisconsin. The total cost of the building came to $2,400,000. The original floor plan was designed to allow possible expansion of the school in the future. Originally, the school was built large enough to house 1,200 students and a total of 2,400 lockers. Despite these accommodations, only 500 students attended the school the first year.
In true Wisconsin fashion, New Berlin High School held its first dance in October of 1961. The first athletic activity was Girls’ Bowling, held every Monday after school. Later in the first year, Pep Club originated; at the time, it was advised by Mrs. Belich. As time passed, many sports were dropped, and many more were added, finally making up the athletics that are still available today.