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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 ...

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 ...

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