WHS Today

Thoughts behind SEL (social and emotional learning)

Spanish teacher Stephanie Hansen helps her advisory student sophomore Caleb Heskett sign up for Falcon Flex. Hansen allows her advisory students to sit in the back chairs by her desk, allowing conversations to flow throughout the class.

Reagan Hoffman, Reporter

February 11, 2020

You walk into school on a Monday morning to a room of familiar faces. You sit down, pull out your chromebook, and sign up for flex. This is the usual, however, what about the occasional lessons and slideshows? Some teachers try to connect and open discussions with their students, some get through them...

Is PBIS enough?

English teacher and newspaper adviser Alissa Hansen's Introduction to Newspaper class of 33 works hard on a social media webquest. Classes of this size are not hard to find, sometimes having more students than desks.

Megan Dunn, Reporter

October 15, 2019

In December of 2018 the Davenport Community School District was ordered to cut 13.2 million dollars by the 2019-2020 school year in order to balance the budget. This meant offering retirement incentives, getting rid of teachers, and a hiring freeze. The impact at West has been evident with some clas...

Women of West: Angela Staber

Everyone dressed in black and jeans for the annual Staber family photo in her AP English class.

Elise Frohna, Reporter

March 16, 2018

“Why I teach is difficult to summarize. There are so many reasons, but I think I teach literature and writing because I recognize the great power of the written word. In a world where it appears we listen and follow the loudest voice, I wish for my students to recognize that is not the method to make ...

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Angela Staber