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Madison Cousins awarded Dooley Scholarship

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

April 20, 2018


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Senior Madison Cousins was awarded the $20,000 2018 Dr. Thomas Anthony Dooley Memorial Scholarship at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018. The scholarship is awarded to a student in the Davenport Community School District in the top 10 percentile of their graduating class. Along with considering the clas...

One last drop for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

One last drop for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

Naomi Walker, Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Update: West donated a total of 93 pints at the Apr. 19 blood drive. On Apr. 19 the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center held the last blood drive of the school year in the YMCA gym from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. “The goal for this blood drive is to make sure the students who are close to hitti...

Problematic weather for sports

Problematic weather for sports

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

For the last couple of weeks there have been many cancellations for spring sports because of the cold weather. The sports that have had cancellations are boys and girls tennis, track, soccer and girls golf. “When we don’t have a meet, we usually practice. Since the weather has been so bad, we...

The truth about the future of IGESS

The truth about the future of IGESS

Danielle Stevens, Reporter

April 16, 2018


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IGESS stands for Integrated Geometry Earth and Space Science, a class run by math teacher Ryan DeGeeter and science teacher Jason Hensel.  Both teachers have been a part of IGESS for four years, but there has been a rumor swirling around that IGESS might be over as of next year. IGESS is different...

Student work ethic

Student work ethic

Joseph Potts, Reporter

April 13, 2018


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Over the last decade, there has been discussions about the work ethic of high school students. The work ethic of students varies, with some showing effort and going beyond what is expected, while others just do the bare minimum. “Some students have a superb work ethic, but certainly not all do,” Englis...

Internet slowness plagues district

Internet slowness plagues district

Martin Morales, Reporter

April 13, 2018


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Update: Internet is back Issues with internet slowness across the AEA-covered schools has seemingly been resolved. Internet speeds Thursday and Friday were back to normal. For the last five days, schools in the Davenport district have been struck by a lack of internet, along with surrounding I...

Tate requests 1.5 million reserve fund dip for school security

Tate requests 1.5 million reserve fund dip for school security

Billie Jo Sherman, Reporter

April 11, 2018


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The infamous Feb. 14 Florida Parkland school shooting has motivated Superintendent Dr. Art Tate to strongly review school security for Davenport Schools. On Mar. 29, Tate sent a letter to Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa legislative leaders requesting school districts an opportunity to use reserve funds to strengt...

Preview of “Oklahoma!”

Preview of “Oklahoma!”

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

April 7, 2018


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Every year the West Falcon Theatre puts on both a play and a musical and this year it is "Oklahoma!". The musical is set in Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th Century. There is a rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys, which delivers the backdrop for the love story between...

Light it up blue

Light it up blue

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

April 6, 2018


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On Tuesday, Apr. 3, students and staff wore blue shirts in honor of autism awareness month. T-shirts could be purchased the past few weeks in the activities office. Students who purchased shirts received them on Tuesday, Mar. 27. Athletics secretary Nicky Haas ran the awareness campaign and ...

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