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Yoder ‘kills it’ in the classroom

Science teacher Brandon Yoder’s goals for his classes vary throughout the year, but he is always just as involved in the class as his students are.
“I believe that every student is capable of doing well in my classes,” Yoder said. “It is my job to guide them where they need to go, to a certain extent they need to do things on their own, but I want them to pave that path to help get them there.”

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

April 12, 2019

Entering room 119 one will encounter the aroma of fresh air coming from the courtyard windows, and popcorn. Depending on the day, you will find a deceased Anna Garcia mannequin laying on the floor, or students measuring blood splatters. Science teacher Brandon Yoder has been teaching Principles of Bio...

50 years and counting

Language arts teacher Pat Sheehey assists senior Brooke Hildebrant with paper revisions sporting a smile. “I think it is very important to develop skills in English, and to write well, speak well, and to read,” Sheehey said about the subject she has been teaching for the past 50 years.

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

March 27, 2019

50 years of grading papers. 50 years of finals. 50 years of watching kids grow. 50 years of kindness and hard work. 50 years with generations of students preparing them for what’s to come. This has been the everyday life of language arts teacher Pat Sheehey for the last 50 years of teaching at Davenpor...

Bowling team rolls on

The west bowling team, like many other groups at West is recognized for its excellence in teamwork through acknowledging and appreciating its members.

Tim O'Leary

February 14, 2019

This past week the bowling team has proved their ability in the sport with 2 of the team’s bowlers, Zach Hainline and Erica Henderson qualifying for the all-district team. The team as a whole takes pride in their sport as well as the odd quirks and boons of it. Bowling is a much different sport compared t...

Battle of the Books

Senior Skylar Hintze (Left) and Junior Anton Kordick (Right) holding participation ribbons after the Battle of the Books competition (2017-18) at the Bettendorf Public Library.

Tyler Newman, Reporter

February 12, 2019

Battle of the Books is an Iowa Quad Cities regional competition that involves students reading a wide variety of books. At the competition, there are a series of questions asked about the books’ author, setting, story… There is a level for each grade ranging from third grade to seniors. In addition t...

Winter sports kick off excites Falcon athletes

 The Diamond Dancers performed their pom routine at the kick off before leaving for state on Nov. 30.

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

November 15, 2018

On Nov. 14 the winter sports kickoff was held in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.. The night started off with Athletic Director Kevin Petersen handing out the fall sports awards. Petersen congratulated senior Kameron Morgan for his performance at the state cross country meet, as well as congratulating...

Breaking the stereotype

Amia Combs is a person that will always stick up for her friends and anyone and need.

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

October 29, 2018

She sits at the table during dinner, discouraged and angry. She is over being disrespected and feeling out of place. She goes to her mom to bring her out of this state of mind, her mom reminds her that this is life and things don’t come easy. Her dad reminds her that he went through the same discri...

A student today, teacher tomorrow

Dani Reitz, Voice Editor

October 24, 2018

For senior Noah Hensley, the journey of self-discovery has not been an easy path. Despite facing many obstacles throughout his 17 years of life, Hensley continues to remain open-minded, as well as a person of sound character. Growing up in Davenport, Hensley attended Williams Intermediate. Derived from ...

Challenging hunger

Themes throughout the week will be 'Merica Monday, country vs. country club Tuesday,  out of this world Wednesday, and mathletes and athletes Thursday.

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

October 16, 2018

West’s Student Senate finishes up the third week of the Student Hunger Drive. Each week until the drive is over, Student Senate will host a different challenge and goal to meet all to raise money and food to end hunger. Oct. 8-12’s challenge was to raise $1500. To help meet this goal staff me...

Student Senate competes for pounds instead of gold

West performs a skit of

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

September 25, 2018

On Monday Sept. 24 Davenport West student senate competed in the River Bends student hunger drive kick off. Each school had the chance to create a one minute skit about the hunger drive. The winning team would receive 2,000 pounds of food to start off the hunger drive. "We all win when we donat...

Friday night fights

The West varsity football game against Clinton was cut short when head football coach, Justin Peters, called the game in the fourth quarter.

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

September 6, 2018

Football is a heavy contact sport, but sometimes that contact can go too far. On Friday, Aug. 31, the Falcon football team got a first hand glimpse at what “too far” means when they versed the Clinton Riverkings. At the end of the fourth quarter, with about three minutes left, junior quarterba...

Fresh faces of administration: Cory Williams

“Mrs.William is amazing. She is a people person, she was in here right away during the summer and is devoted. She is very easy to talk to, student orainanted and I am excited about her ability to communicate. She has been in my classroom twice already in the first two days of school and I think that is very important,” history teacher Christine Coyne-Logan said.

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

August 28, 2018

Cory Williams receives a new principal for the 2018-2019 school year

Moving on: Jason Smith

This year Smith taught Family Consumer Science. He taught foods in particular.

Joseph Potts, Reporter

June 4, 2018

What do you teach at West? A: This year I just taught food classes.   Q: Do you have any advice for people that want to teach? A: Find a content area that you are passionate about and go for it.   Q: How long have you been teaching at West?  A: One year.   Q...

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