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2018 homecoming court Q&A

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Buisiness Manager

September 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles

Naomi Walker Jenna Dougherty How do you feel about making homecoming court? ¨It is really exciting because I’ve wanted to be on homecoming court ever since I was a freshman.¨ What first went through your head when you found out you made court? ¨I was like ‘I have to tell my mom!’ because my mom really wanted me to be...

Fresh faces of administration: Cory Williams

Fresh faces of administration: Cory Williams

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

August 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Showcase

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

Fresh faces of administration: Charlie Driscoll

Fresh faces of administration: Charlie Driscoll

Kelly Snawerdt, Print Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles

Safety in high schools is a concern for students, teachers, and administrators around the country, and new Associate Principal Charlie Driscoll has safety at the top of his priority list. The 57-year-old Davenport native came from Central and worked there for the past six years as an associate p...

Fresh faces of administration

August 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles

Fresh faces of administration: Michael Orfitelli

Fresh faces of administration: Michael Orfitelli

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles

A sign that the school year is about to begin is the release of West High students’ schedules. Screenshots of schedules are posted, classes are compared, and there is an abundance of chatter about what the new school year will bring. Much of the excitement that schedules bring is thanks to Associate Pr...

Moving On: Lori Duquette

Moving On: Lori Duquette

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

June 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

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 teacher in third grade at my grandma's house, and ever since then I knew I wanted to be a teacher. ...

Moving on: Jason Smith

Moving on: Jason Smith

Joseph Potts, Reporter

June 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

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...

Moving on: Mike Wells

Moving on: Mike Wells

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

Q: How long have you taught at West? A: I am finishing my eleventh year here at West.   Q: What will you miss most about West? A: I will miss the staff, and a lot of the students. I’ll miss fun times at events and the extra things we do here, like the lip sync battles and all those...

Moving On: Kelleen McFate

Moving On: Kelleen McFate

Martin Morales, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

Q: How long have you taught at West? A: I have taught at West for three years.   Q: What is the length of your full teaching career? A: 22 years.   Q: What will you miss about West? A: The camaraderie. I love the students and I love the staff and the enthusiasm. Q: Where a...

Retiree: Mark Kretschmer

Retiree: Mark Kretschmer

Danielle Stevens, Managing Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Retiree

Q: What college did you attend? A: I attended The University of Iowa.   Q: How many years have you been a band director? A: I have been teaching overall 39 years.   Q: How long have you been teaching at West? A:I have been teaching at West for 38 years.   Q: Why did you de...

Retiree: Colleen Schloemer

Retiree: Colleen Schloemer

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

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. I really liked being in the classroom and decided that I would go back to school and get a second d...

Moving on: Mike Garnica

Moving on: Mike Garnica

Danielle Stevens, Managing Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

  Q: How long have you been working at West? A: I have been working here for six years.   Q: What school are you going to after this year? A: I’m going to be transferring to Walcott.   Q: What is your favorite part about West? A: I really like all the different...

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