WHS Today

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...

Public forum held to address school closures

Superintendent Dr. Art Tate introduces the Vision 2020 plan at the public forum at West High School on June 12.

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

June 14, 2018

On Tuesday, June 12, a public forum was hosted by Superintendent Dr. Art Tate at Davenport West High School. Dr. Tate explained the school district’s current budget plan and provided statistics about the district’s current financial state. Due to the net loss of about 100 students per year, the Dave...

Anatomy and Physiology students visit cadaver lab

West's Anatomy and Physiology class poses on the campus of St. Ambrose before making discoveries at the cadaver lab.

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

May 11, 2018

On Thursday, May 10, the INSPIRE Anatomy and Physiology class took a field trip to St. Ambrose University to visit one of the school’s three cadaver labs. Dr. Neil Aschliman, who has been a biology professor at St. Ambrose for seven years, led the trip. Students were able to “glove up” and tou...

One last drop for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

Junior Emma Day gives blood.

Naomi Walker, Reporter

April 19, 2018

Update: West donated a total of 93 pints at the Apr. 19 blood drive. On Apr. 19 the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center held the last blood drive of the school year in the YMCA gym from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. “The goal for this blood drive is to make sure the students who are close to hitti...

Women of West: Lily Hancock

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

March 23, 2018

"My happy place is my house because I can always count on someone being there; my family, my pets, my friends. My biggest influences are my parents because they support me in everything I do. They give me their input when I need it and let me do my thing when I'm confident in my decisions." -junior Lily Hancoc...

West walks out for change

Students hold up signs in an effort to change the world and end gun violence.

Samantha Makl, Reporter

March 14, 2018

Thousands of schools across the country are walking out to honor those who died in the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida and to call for stricter gun laws. Today students at West High School participated in the walkout at 10 a.m. to demonstrate their First Amendment rights. “I’m doing this t...

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