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Moving on: Jared Perez

Moving on: Jared Perez

Kate Kealey, Editor-in-chief

May 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

Q: How long have you been at West? A: Three years, and this was my first school I taught at. I will be moving to West Chicago Community High School.   Q: How do you feel about leaving West? A: It will be sad because I started teaching freshman and now that they are juniors, I will n...

Retiree: Martha Adams

Retiree: Martha Adams

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Retiree

Q: How long have you worked within the school district? A: 15 years   Q: How long have you been working at West? A: Six years   Q: Why are you retiring? A: I am really ready to retire. I want to be able to travel and spend time with my grandkids.   Q: What is your most memora...

Retiree: Joy Saladino

Retiree: Joy Saladino

Joseph Potts, Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Retiree

Q: How long have you been working at West? A: I have been teaching 34 years. I earned my Bachelor of Arts from Marycrest College (1976-1980), then earned a teaching degree from Northern Illinois from 1980-82 - this was a total of six years. My husband and I earned a Master's in Education from Wester...

Moving on: Adam Pagett

Moving on: Adam Pagett

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

May 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

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 one who alerted us that we would be moving and changing buildings. There are a lot of different reasons ...

Moving on: Tyler Finley

Moving on: Tyler Finley

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

May 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

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...

Moving on: Amanda Loucks

Moving on: Amanda Loucks

May 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

“When I found out I had to move schools, it was really bittersweet. I was sad because I love my students and the kids here at West. I was a little bit relieved because I knew I had a job this coming school year. But overall, mostly sad,” Loucks said.    “I’m definitely going to miss my student...

Retiree: Mark Bigler

Retiree: Mark Bigler

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

May 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Retiree

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...

Moving on: Guy Heller

Moving on: Guy Heller

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

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 to leave? A:  I found out just prior to everyone else finding out. My boss came in and said, 'Hey...

Retiree: Barbara Lipnick

Retiree: Barbara Lipnick

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Retiree

Q: How long have you taught at West and all together? A: I have taught 35 years in the Davenport Schools, and I have taught at West for 28 years.   Q: Where did you go to college? A: University of Iowa, but I went to school in Mexico City and France as an undergrad. I also went to Spain...

Retiree: Steve Saladino

Retiree: Steve Saladino

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Retiree

Q:How long have you taught at West? A:38 years   Q: What colleges did you attend? A: I went to North Dakota State. I got by Bachelor of Science, and then I went to Western Illinois and I got my master's degree.   Q: What advice do you have to give to other teachers at West?...

Humans of West: Mason Boland-Lopez

Humans of West: Mason Boland-Lopez

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Profiles

“My favorite sport to watch is football because there is a lot of action, and I have been a Bears fan all of my life. I like to watch the Bears specifically, otherwise I like watching people hit each other. It is a pretty good contact sport, and it’s fun to watch. My favorite sport to play is ba...

Senior Spotlight: Breelyn McMahon

Senior Spotlight: Breelyn McMahon

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Senior Spotlight

Senior Breelyn McMahon received the Prewitt Scholarship for a full ride (all tuition and room and board paid for) to attend Iowa State starting in the fall of 2018 to spring of 2022. “I am in the intro to education class and they gave us a list of scholarships, and I started to apply and one of...

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