WHS Today

Students plan to take on Italy

McCloud poses above a city in Verona, Italy.

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

October 17, 2018

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

“Health and wellness is something that inspires me and something I like to do in my spare time,” Shelman said.

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

September 28, 2018

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...

Welding students refurbish 9/11 memorial

Junior Madison White hand paints the American flag.

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor & Business Manager

September 20, 2018

On Sept. 11, Mr. Zinn’s Vocational Welding class began their project to refurbish the 9/11 memorial located in the front of the school. “We built the memorial 17 years ago in my class and refurbished it once about five or six years ago. I was driving by it and thought it was time to make it look...

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