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Army JROTC dedicated to making students better citizens

Army JROTC dedicated to making students better citizens

Joseph Potts, Reporter

April 4, 2018


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The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps(JROTC) is a class taught by retired military officials teaching lessons on character education, student achievement and leadership. “Sgt. Maj. Matson and Nathan Rozinek came to Walcott and they were talking to all the eighth graders about JROTC...

Soccer holds trivia night for new scoreboard

Soccer holds trivia night for new scoreboard

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Soccer, Sports

On Saturday, Apr. 7, the boys and girls soccer teams will be hosting a trivia night at the Walcott Coliseum. You can reserve a table that seats up to eight people. It is $10 dollars per person to attend. The trivia night has been a recurring event for the past two years. “Our previous trivia ni...

West takes on the Iowa Assessments

West takes on the Iowa Assessments

Kate Kealey, Editor in chief

April 3, 2018


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On Mar. 4, the Davenport School District will conduct the Iowa Assessments to gather information on student and school academic progress.Testing is from from 8:10 a.m. until 12:40 p.m. Lunch will be offered after the test, but it is not mandatory to stay. Buses will run at 2:05 p.m. Seniors do not...

Davenport North/West Marine Corps JROTC wins big in Des Moines

Davenport North/West Marine Corps JROTC wins big in Des Moines

Billie Jo Sherman, Reporter

April 1, 2018


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On Saturday, Mar. 31, the Davenport North/West Marine Corps Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) program competed in a drill competition at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa. They competed in seven different competitions throughout the day. The Raiders, a term used for cadets th...

Students prepare for solo and ensemble competition

Students prepare for solo and ensemble competition

Danielle Stevens, Managing Editor

March 31, 2018


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On Apr. 14, West’s music department is holding solo and ensemble at West. Students from the band, orchestra, and the choir department are able to participate. As of 2018, there were 49 entries, all from soloists and ensembles. “These competitions have been going on for about 70 years,” band director Mark ...

Falcon’s Nest helps students in need

Falcon’s Nest helps students in need

Naomi Walker, Reporter

March 30, 2018


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The Falcon’s Nest is a food pantry located at West High. Falcon's Nest has been up and running since the 2016-17 school year by social worker Jenn O’Hare. So far, O’Hare runs Falcon’s Nest herself,but she has many plans on making the food pantry more student-run. Engineering students helpe...

STEM Innovator teachers bring innovation to the classroom

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

March 16, 2018


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West has a new edition of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Innovator qualified teachers: science teacher Brandon Yoder and Business Education teacher Mark Schlichting. STEM teachers offer students the opportunity to take college level classes in high school, some of which offer college cre...

West walks out for change

West walks out for change

Samantha Makl, Reporter

March 14, 2018


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Thousands of schools across the country are walking out to honor those who died in the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida and to call for stricter gun laws. Today students at West High School participated in the walkout at 10 a.m. to demonstrate their First Amendment rights. “I’m doing this t...

Softball team pitches in to benefit the community

Softball team pitches in to benefit the community

Naomi Walker, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under News, Softball, Sports

On Sat. Mar. 3, 14 members of the softball team and four of the coaches pitched in to help out the community by volunteering at the JB Young Opportunity Center Food Bank from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. “The environment was great. Our team was welcoming and open to talking to all who arrived. I was very ...

Speech and Debate head to Nationals

Speech and Debate head to Nationals

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

March 2, 2018


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Senior Madison Cousins has qualified for Nationals in Speech and Debate and will be traveling to Fort Lauderdale, Florida from June 17- 22 along with senior Spencer Fillman and junior Andrew Lord. Lord and Fillman were first alternatives in their respective events, but will be accompanying Cousi...

West hosts Steamwheelers game

West hosts Steamwheelers game

Naomi Walker, Reporter

March 1, 2018


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West's Diamond Dancers, Pep-Band, and Marching Band performed at the Steamwheelers game on Sunday, Feb. 25. The varsity football team was also honored at the game. This is the first year that the Steamwheelers football team has returned to the Quad-Cities. The Steamwheelers started an outreach...

Courtney Schaeffer awarded second place in Quad Cities Science Fair

Courtney Schaeffer awarded second place in Quad Cities Science Fair

Naomi Walker, Reporter

February 23, 2018


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Saturday, Feb. 17, Courtney Schaeffer was awarded second place in the Quad Cities Science Fair held at the Putnam Museum and Science Center. The science fair lasted most of the day, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. In order to participate, students must be enrolled in a middle or high school within the Quad C...

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