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English teacher Lori Duquette will move to Wilson Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year as a guidance counselor.

Moving On: Lori Duquette

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter June 4, 2018

Q: How many years have you taught at West and in general? A: I've taught at West five years and taught/been a counselor for 33 years.   Q: What got you into teaching? A: I used to play...

Choir director Colleen Schloemer has been teaching for 28 years. She will be leaving West and retiring after the 2017-18 school year.

Retiree: Colleen Schloemer

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter May 31, 2018

Q: How many years have you taught at West? A: Six years   Q: How did you get into teaching? A: I would say that I accompanied. I was originally a pianist and I played piano for choirs....

Associate principal Adam Pagett shows off his Falcon pride with his

Moving on: Adam Pagett

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter May 29, 2018

Q: How did you find out about the switch? A: We know in our positions as associate principals that there are times where our boss, the assistant superintendent Mr. Scott, can move us around. He is the...

Associate principal Guy Heller will be transferring to Central High School due to district wide changes for the 2018-19 school year.

Moving on: Guy Heller

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter May 24, 2018

Q: How long have you been at West? A: This is my fourth year.   Q: Where will you be going next year? A: Central High School.   Q: How did you find out you were going to have...

Biology teacher Renne Lietz and her honors biology students dressed in their Blue Out outfits.

2018 Charity Week recap

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter May 15, 2018

During the 2018 Charity Week, students and staff alike participated in spirit days, and other activities raising funds for student senate to donate. Charity Week was run by Student Senate and all proceeds...

Student Senate members Whitney Martinez, Breelyn McMahon, Haley Dormire, Ashlyn Arp, and Brianna Blake dress in ears and Disney-themed shirts.

Charity Week: Disney Day

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter May 11, 2018

“Since high school has started, I’ve become more independent. I don’t expect anyone to hold my hand when it comes to academic, athletic, or social success,

Humans of West: Alex Solbrig

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter May 3, 2018

“One of my favorite memories was at my church camp in Ames when my friends and I left our cabins during the night and played games outside until 5 a.m." -sophomore Alex Solbrig   

“I wish I could travel more. I would start with traveling to places around the United States that I know I want to see. Then I would probably go abroad to an extent because since I’ve been in Ecuador, I know I don't want to go somewhere with a language barrier unless I’d have a guide with me.”

Humans of West: Katie Choate

April 16, 2018

“I studied abroad my senior year at St. Ambrose during the winter for a three week span in Cuenca, Ecuador. I stayed with a host family for those three weeks. I fulfilled one of my education requirements...

 Students notice adware virus on Chromebooks when using search engines such as Google.

Students notice adware virus on Chromebooks

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter January 25, 2018

Students and staff have noticed adware on their Chromebooks that directs them to searches they may be interested in. Adware is a term for software that displays or downloads advertising material. This...

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