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“I just go with whatever life throws at me. If something goes wrong just keep going because there is nothing you can do to change it now. If you do bad things and don't move forward then you won’t grow,” said E. Brooks.
Humans of West: Emily Brooks
November 9, 2018

Taking time out of her day to volunteer and further her own personal growth, junior Emily Brooks is known for her kindness and many involvements at West. Brooks participates in Student Senate, is Junior...

Ex-gymnast takes over the world of diving

After not qualifying for state last year, Negron qualifies this year after pushing hard at every practice.
November 1, 2018

  Sophomore Tiana Negron has gone 11-0 at all diving competitions she has participated in so far this season. Negron started her diving career in eighth grade when she moved schools. Originally...

Students compete in cyberpatriot competition

Seniors Jack Reis, Chase Thompson, Dusty Beehler, and Adam Gibson are working on Packet Tracer.
October 31, 2018

Cyberpatriot is a competition sponsored by the Armed Forces (mainly the Air Force) for kids who want to enjoy the field of cyber security and computer science. On Nov. 2, Dec.7, Jan.11, and Feb.8 the team...

West drives home the Student Hunger Drive

Student Senate, cheerleaders, dancers, and the band went to feeder schools and promoted the student hunger drive and supplied them boxes.
Hundreds of students and staff spend time and money supporting the Student Hunger Drive
October 31, 2018

Throughout the month of October, Student Senate held multiple events and rallies in order to promote the Student Hunger Drive and collect non-perishable food and money for those in need. The series...

Did you know? Memorable mosaic mural

Stacey Houk makes a meaningful painting dedicated to a former west teacher
October 26, 2018

Did you know that the art piece on the wall by the lunchroom is actually a mural dedicated to a deceased teacher that formerly worked here at West? The art piece (known as a mural, a painting that...

Human of West: Melissa Wallace/Bertelsen

Melissa Wallace/Bertelsen is a social studies and psychology teacher that represents the meaning of authenticity.
October 26, 2018

It's a chilly Saturday, and rows of chairs placed on either side of the aisle. Gusts of wind blow anything and everything around. That’s how Melissa Wallace or should we say, Bertelsen spent her wedding...

Pushing boundaries and making a change

Christiansen is a computer-aided drafter at Deck Supply Services. Utilizing large amounts of math, she designs deck rails in computer-aided drafting software. After high school, Christiansen plans on pursuing mechanical engineering and design.
Senior Spotlight: Alexa Christiansen
October 26, 2018

Alexa Christiansen is a student that may just break the record for most hours existing within the walls of West. An average week for Christiansen consists of walking to school at 6:35 a.m. for early-bird...

Not without us if it’s about us

A stress ball was given to each table while training. Students passed the stress ball to one another as they shared stresses in their own life and over the course of the week.
West students and staff become certified in youth mental health first aid
October 23, 2018

Students and teachers from West trained in unison as they received their youth mental health first aid certifications on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Davenport Community School’s Achievement Service Center. The...

Students plan to take on Italy

McCloud poses above a city in Verona, Italy.
Students are getting the chance to travel to Italy during the summer of 2020
October 17, 2018

Science teacher Ian McCloud is planning a trip for students to travel to Italy. The date is tentatively set for July 2020. The trip will be orchestrated through the company EF (Education First) A meeting...

How would you spend twenty dollars?

West students and staff answer the ways they spend their pocket change
October 10, 2018

Imagine you are walking outside and someone hands you twenty dollars. They do not give you any explanation but enforce that you keep it. What would you do with that twenty dollars? There are some many...

Senior Spotlight: Haley Dawson

Senior Spotlight: Haley Dawson
October 8, 2018

Q: What is your favorite part about West? “Probably the school spirit we have. Even though we do not win a lot of games we still support our teams.”   Q: What was your favorite class...

First fall pep aud of the 2018-2019 year

“Everyone is a falcon, we need to build that community, and the school spirit, this pep assembly will do that,” social studies teacher Christine Coyne-Logan said.
On Friday Sept. 28 the first pep aud of the school year was held in the gym during fourth block.
October 2, 2018

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