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Students plan to take on Italy

Students plan to take on Italy

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Science teacher Ian McCloud is planning a trip for students to travel to Italy. The date is tentatively set for July 2020. The trip will be orchestrated through the company EF (Education First) A meeting was held Thursday Oct. 11 discussing the specifics of the trip. McCloud’s main reason for t...

Humans of West: Ryan Shelman

Humans of West: Ryan Shelman

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Showcase

New gym teacher Ryan Shelman has been a P.E. teacher for the past seven years at West Burlington High School in southeast Iowa. Although Shelman knew that he wanted to become an educator, he thought he might want to become a history teacher rather than a P.E. teacher. “I planned on being a teacher, I just thou...

Retiree: Steve Saladino

Retiree: Steve Saladino

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Retiree

Q:How long have you taught at West? A:38 years   Q: What colleges did you attend? A: I went to North Dakota State. I got by Bachelor of Science, and then I went to Western Illinois and I got my master's degree.   Q: What advice do you have to give to other teachers at West?...

Humans of West: Mason Boland-Lopez

Humans of West: Mason Boland-Lopez

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Profiles

“My favorite sport to watch is football because there is a lot of action, and I have been a Bears fan all of my life. I like to watch the Bears specifically, otherwise I like watching people hit each other. It is a pretty good contact sport, and it’s fun to watch. My favorite sport to play is ba...

Chromebook turn-in

Chromebook turn-in

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

May 10, 2018


Filed under News

Chromebook turn-in is right around the corner. Seniors will need to have everything turned in by May 30. The Chromebook turn-in date for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors is June 4 after finals. All Chromebooks will be turned off June 6. Chromebooks ($200), the tote bag with the shoulder str...

Humans of West: Kyle Riepe

Humans of West: Kyle Riepe

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West

“Wrestling means a lot to me because it helped me lose weight and made me quicker and also more tough. At times it can be really tough with conditioning and constantly moving, but it’s all worth it if you get your hand raised by the end of the match. My best memory from wrestling would have to be...

Co-ed track takes on Jesse Days

Co-ed track takes on Jesse Days

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track

Results update: Men’s team placed third overall with 108 points Women’s team placed last overall with 9 points On Apr. 12, the annual Jesse Days co-ed track meet will be held at Brady Street Stadium with teams from North Scott, Pleasant Valley, Bettendorf, Davenport Central, Muscat...

Humans of West: Collin Cervantes

Humans of West: Collin Cervantes

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West

“I [ struggle with] always pushing things to the last minute, so I usually end up turning things in late…  I procrastinate a lot. I usually end up getting a C on something even though I could have gotten an A or a B”, Cervantes said. “[For others who have a problem with procrastination], stay foc...

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