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Moving on: Tyler Finley

Tyler Finley is moving onto a different career after teaching at West for ten years.

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

May 29, 2018

Q: What is your most memorable part of being at West? A: I have too many great memories to choose just one, but all of them include watching my students be successful in and out of the music classroom!   Q: How many years have you worked at West and what all have you taught? A: I have...

Retiree: Mark Bigler

Gym teacher/boys basketball coach Mark Bigler retires after 14 years of teaching at West.

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

May 25, 2018

Q: How long have you been teaching at West and in general?   A: Fourteen years at West and 41 years of teaching.  Head basketball coaching for 37 years and head track coaching for five years.  I was an assistant track coach for 15 years and also coached baseball and softball.   Q: What a...

Musical review: “Oklahoma!”

The musical

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

May 7, 2018

West Falcon Theatre presented the musical “Oklahoma!” Apr. 4-6 in the Liddy Auditorium at West High School. This was director Nic Anderson’s first time directing a musical at West. Anderson and the cast most definitely did a stellar job. “Oklahoma!” is set in Western Indian Territory just...

Successful money making apps, websites

Real apps that pay

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

April 30, 2018

Who would have guessed that you could make money by taking quizzes, turning your phone off during class, or by shopping? Pocket money is a nice thing to have at any age, so you can do the things that you enjoy. There are some legit websites and apps that give people money by doing simple tasks. Here are...

Problematic weather for sports

Senior Tyler Williams hurdling at one of the few meets that the boys track team had at Brady Street Stadium.

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

April 19, 2018

For the last couple of weeks there have been many cancellations for spring sports because of the cold weather. The sports that have had cancellations are boys and girls tennis, track, soccer and girls golf. “When we don’t have a meet, we usually practice. Since the weather has been so bad, we...

Senior Spotlight: Mary Baril

“My spirit animal has to be a sloth because I like hanging from trees and I can be a bit slow at times.”

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

April 13, 2018

1. How does it feel to be a senior? Being a senior is one of the greatest feelings but also one of the saddest feelings. It’s a great feeling because that means I get to start the next chapter in life, but I’m also sad to be a senior because that means I part different ways with my friends....

Just a friendly reminder: Grown men hitting on underaged girls is not okay

Just a friendly reminder: Grown men hitting on underaged girls is not okay

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

April 10, 2018

Sunday nights at the gas station where I work are filled with long hours that seemingly drag on like a drama in a soap opera. In between the very few customers, I like to ogle the food we have on display, wipe down an already sparkling counter or recount the money in the drawer— literally anything—to...

Preview of “Oklahoma!”

Choreographer Steph Delacy teaching the cast of

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

April 7, 2018

Every year the West Falcon Theatre puts on both a play and a musical and this year it is "Oklahoma!". The musical is set in Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th Century. There is a rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys, which delivers the backdrop for the love story between...

Davenport North/West Marine Corps JROTC wins big in Des Moines

Davenport MCJROTC receives nine trophies at the award ceremony. Photo published with permission by Ryan Rice.

Billie Jo Sherman, Reporter

April 1, 2018

On Saturday, Mar. 31, the Davenport North/West Marine Corps Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) program competed in a drill competition at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa. They competed in seven different competitions throughout the day. The Raiders, a term used for cadets th...

Women of West: Bree McMahon

Women of West: Bree McMahon

Billie Jo Sherman, Reporter

March 31, 2018

"Getting involved in high school is important because it allows you to create great friendships, as well as good experiences that you can potentially use when you graduate high school!" - senior Bree McMahon...

Women of West: Kassie Remley

“In my four years at West, it has taught me that you will always meet new people, teachers are always willing to help you, and there are so many opportunities that you will discover everyday at school.”

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

March 29, 2018

“In my four years at West, it has taught me that you will always meet new people, teachers are always willing to help you, and there are so many opportunities that you will discover everyday at school.” - senior Kassie Remley

Sophomore and varsity boys basketball take a W at Muscatine

Coach Rob giving the boys a pep talk during a timeout.

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

February 10, 2018

Final scores Sophomore: 60-59 West Varsity: 58-48 West

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