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Nothing is going to stop her. Irakoze is working hard in her class. Her favorite class she’s taken so far is Art class. “[My sister made me get into drawing] because I was drawing in my room and she was  like ‘I like your drawings, you should actually start drawing’,” Irakoze said.

New faces and new places

Luke Loving, Reporter April 23, 2021

Moving to a completely new area is often difficult because you basically have to start over from scratch. You don’t know anyone and no one knows you. Now imagine moving to a new place AND trying to learn...

Head counselor Erin Soedt helps a student and offers a helping hand when it comes to schedules, post-high school plans, and advice.

Helping hands of West

Madison Barton, Reporter February 6, 2020

On average the student to counselor ratio is 482 to one, according to the American School Counselor Association. As a school counselor, his/her job is not only to figure out students’ schedules, but...

From left: Becca Saad (Lebanon), Andjela Ognjanovic (Serbia), Syafira Adani (Indonesia) and Farnaiza Gulam (Philippines) pose to show their Falcon spirit. These foreign exchange students are spending an academic year at Davenport West to experience what American high school life is like. I would like to say thank you for making me feel welcomed! You guys are the best, junior Becca Saad said.

Exchange students give perspective on life as Falcons in Iowa

Farnaiza Gulam, Reporter November 26, 2019

International education has become a crucial part of building bridges for understanding, across cultures and borders. For the past few years, West has welcomed about 30 foreign exchange students with four...

Students log into a practice test for the upcoming ISASP test which will be done entirely online. When tests are administered, they will begin via an application that prevents students from viewing other windows to make sure testing is an accurate gauge of student’s understanding.

Iowa standardized tests go digital

Cameron Wilson, reporter April 18, 2019

     Iowa Assessments are given to students in order to rate the state in education by comparing scores nationally. This will be the first year that Iowa Assessments go online.      The new test,...

Part of the Falcon spirit at West includes the victory bell. When sports teams and clubs win a victory, they are able to ring the bell during the morning announcements. In the past the bell has been reserved solely for athletic achievements, but this year victories from any school activity can be recognized with a bell ring.

West is best

Sophia Iniguez, Reporter April 5, 2019

Davenport West High School is much more than just a school, it's a place where students make memories, come together with friends, and join activities and clubs that they will never forget. With more than...

Iowa Assessment testing is from 8:10 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in students advisory classroom.

West takes on the Iowa Assessments

Kate Kealey, Editor in chief April 3, 2018

On Mar. 4, the Davenport School District will conduct the Iowa Assessments to gather information on student and school academic progress.Testing is from from 8:10 a.m. until 12:40 p.m. Lunch will be offered...

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