WHS Today

FlexiSched: Flexible or not?

“I think Flex gives students the option to get a more intense intervention, if they’re having more difficulty with a class,

Thomas Yates, Reporter

March 19, 2019

It’s Monday afternoon, the bell just rang to dismiss you from your third block class, and you’re on your way to advisory. This is your time to schedule yourself for the week: surely you could have done it any time from Friday after school to now, but you always wait until advisory on Monday to cho...

Signs of love through the vines of valentines

On Feb. 14, students entered a building covered with sticky note hearts and inspiring messages.

Joseph Potts, Reporter

February 16, 2019

On Feb.14, Valentine’s Day, a group of students covered the hallways with sticky note hearts filled with uplifting messages like “Be the Change” and “Embrace the Journey.” The event was a service project done by Youth Mental Ambassadors as way to celebrate the holiday and make fellow Falcons...

Clean water courtesy of West

Members of the Davenport West Invent Team are devoting their time before, during and after school to creating a water filtration system for the African village of Muamba.

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

November 5, 2018

8,133 miles away, there is a village in Kenya that lacks what many of us take for granted ‒ clean water. This daunting and very real issue was brought to the Davenport West Invent team by Joshua Ngao, a resident of Muamba who believed the seemingly impossible task could be tackled by Davenport West st...

Pushing boundaries and making a change

Christiansen is a computer-aided drafter at Deck Supply Services. Utilizing large amounts of math, she designs deck rails in computer-aided drafting software. After high school, Christiansen plans on pursuing mechanical engineering and design.

Zak Keel, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Alexa Christiansen is a student that may just break the record for most hours existing within the walls of West. An average week for Christiansen consists of walking to school at 6:35 a.m. for early-bird some days and staying after school until 8:30 p.m. for Robotics on others. Even when not on a sche...

Not without us if it’s about us

A stress ball was given to each table while training. Students passed the stress ball to one another as they shared stresses in their own life and over the course of the week.

Zak Keel, Reporter

October 23, 2018

Students and teachers from West trained in unison as they received their youth mental health first aid certifications on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Davenport Community School’s Achievement Service Center. The participants attended an eight-hour training session led by Project Aware Mental Health Gran...

Fifty-eight students inducted into National Honors Society

Junior Mackenzi Burns takes the

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Business Manager

September 21, 2018

On Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m., 58 new juniors and seniors were inducted into National Honors Society (NHS) for the 2018-19 school year. These students were joined with the 63 NHS inductees from the 2017-2018 school year. “The initial criteria is that students have to have a 3.5 or higher GPA at the en...

2018 homecoming court Q&A

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Buisiness Manager

September 3, 2018

Naomi Walker Jenna Dougherty How do you feel about making homecoming court? ¨It is really exciting because I’ve wanted to be on homecoming court ever since I was a freshman.¨ What first went through your head when you found out you made court? ¨I was like ‘I have to tell my mom!’ because my mom really wanted me to be...

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