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Book club is welcoming to anyone who wants to meet new people and discuss their opinions. This was a poster found in the hallway advertising book club.

Book worms

Isabella Martens, Reporter January 31, 2022

Do you like to meet new people with your same interests and get involved with clubs at West? A book club has been started at West and all students are welcome. Book club meets after school on Wednesdays...

Junior Kenzie Schertz studied her final reviews to get ready for finals. She has four finals this term and shes aiming for all As.

Stressed for the test

Isabella Martens, Reporter January 12, 2022

Pulling all nighters to finish late assignments, staying after school to retake tests, filling up notebooks full of notes; everyone feels the stress during finals week. Finals are student’s last chance...

This smile isn’t fake as Eckert has a constant look of happiness wherever she goes. Her joy is contagious to everyone around her!

An eagerness for academics

Sarah Bernick, Editor in Chief April 20, 2021

The road to success can start at a young age, especially for junior Sarah Eckert. As only a junior, Eckert is completing an inspiring level of academics that some can only dream of. Currently dual enrolled...

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.

Thoughts behind SEL (social and emotional learning)

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?...

English teacher and newspaper adviser Alissa Hansens 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.

Is PBIS enough?

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,...

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

Women of West: Angela Staber

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...

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