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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?...

Jon Ripslinger’s yearbook photo from when he taught at West in 1973. Ripslinger did not write while he was teaching because he worked part-time jobs outside of West to provide for his six kids. His legacy at West lives on through his daugher and English teacher Jane Kroening.

Author, former West teacher’s work comes full circle

Laurence Walker, Reporter May 31, 2019

When West first opened its doors to students in 1959-1960, an entire school of educators were hired and became West’s first teachers. On Friday, May 24 one of the first wave of West teachers, 86-year-old...

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