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Senior Spotlight: Alexis Schutters

Senior Spotlight: Alexis Schutters

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

Instead of dwelling in the past on things that can’t be changed, senior Alexis Schutters prefers to live in the present. Schutters is inspired by her aunt who was has taught her a lot about not dwelling on the past and living in the now. Schutters is a very kind and caring student, who tries her b...

German Club offers immersive opportunities for students

German Club offers immersive opportunities for students

Tyler Newman, Reporter

December 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

German Club at West High offers opportunities to explore the world of German culture and heritage while allowing students to partake in a variety of activities such as studying language, throwing cultural parties and playing board games. The club meets every Monday in Room 209 and is run entirely by...

Redefining the role of an educator

Redefining the role of an educator

Zak Keel, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Showcase

Through enduring an existential realization, sustaining a career change, and pursuing seven college degrees, AP Calculus teacher Michelle Pearce has managed to pinpoint exactly how she will imprint the minds of future generations. Stemming from her experiences as a teacher, Pearce has reached the underlyi...

Band department hosts trivia fundraiser

Band department hosts trivia fundraiser

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Friday, Nov. 30 band trivia night was held at the American Legion to raise money for the music department. Teams participated against one another in trivia. Each team consisted of eight members per table, each participant had to pay $10. “We [marching band] are raising money to help buy new...

District under fire for overspending and discrimination

District under fire for overspending and discrimination

Dani Reitz, Co-Managing Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

State-issued audits, 83 positions to be cut, and over $13,000,000 in budget cuts. Due to violations made by the Davenport Community School District, all those listed are now inevitable. The district is under fire for mismanaging money and education violations, which include poor education management for o...

Senior Spotlight: Gunner Avis

Senior Spotlight: Gunner Avis

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

If you’re out and about at the mall anytime soon, you may come across Hollister sales associate and senior Gunner Avis. Working retail is something Avis has been involved in ever since he was eligible to work. Avis plans to go to Kirkwood for his first year after high school then move on to Io...

Senior Spotlight: Alexa Glandon

Senior Spotlight: Alexa Glandon

Naomi Walker, Social Media and Business Manager

November 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

Throughout high school, senior Alexa Glandon has made many friendships, learned about herself, and participated in many activities. Glandon has been involved in volleyball all four years, she is the Vice President of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), a member of the blood drive committe...

Senior Spotlight: Kaitlyn Mays

Senior Spotlight: Kaitlyn Mays

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

Senior Kaitlyn Mays is known for her good sense of humor and ability for making everyone around her laugh and smile. Her primary focus, however, is on school and getting good grades, rather than spending all of her time at sporting events. Mays has learned many things from her high school experience tha...

Formulating fall festivities

Formulating fall festivities

Joseph Potts, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As the fall season arrives, West students and teachers prepare for a Thanksgiving dinner that will be held at the cafeteria on Monday, Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. The idea came originally as a way to help students and families that may not have the means to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas. The idea of...

Davenport schools host German exchange students

Davenport schools host German exchange students

Tyler Newman, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The German exchange program is an opportunity for students to learn about Germany by going on an interesting experience. On the trip, students get see a new part of the world, experience german language up close, and stay with a german family. Students also get to try new foods, put their german ski...

Painting fundraiser saves outdoor classroom

Painting fundraiser saves outdoor classroom

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

November 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Nov. 16 West’s Ecology Club hosted a fundraiser in the cafeteria at 5:30. The money went towards fixing the outdoor classroom. After a rainy summer, the stumps for people to sit on in the classroom became worn and the group knew it was time to start fundraising. Ecology Club advisor Jodi Zimme...

West receives new addition to behavioral support team

West receives new addition to behavioral support team

Kelly Snawerdt, Print Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Showcase

All teachers have a distinct reason for why they chose to have the profession they have today. Whether it be that their mother or father was a teacher, they love shaping the minds of the future, they truly love children, or maybe a combination. The new behavioral support teacher Justin Shiltz’s reaso...

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