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Author, former West teacher’s work comes full circle

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.

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 English teacher and author Jon Ripslinger visited West. He came to talk to the yearbook staff a...

Surfing through West’s Charity Week

Student Senate takes part in Charity Week by wearing jerseys of their favorite sports teams on Wednesday, May 15. They dressed up every day of the week in an effort to raise awareness for the cause.

Cameron Wilson, reporter

May 22, 2019

  Once a year West has a Charity Week run by Student Senate to provide for those in need. The $3, 415 dollars raised from this year’s event goes to West’s own Falcon’s Nest. The Falcon’s Nest provides essential needs for more than 1,000 people and their families social studie...

Humans of West: Jane Kroening

“I love West High School. I bleed red and white. I’ve been running these hallways since 1963. My dad was a teacher here and I remember coming here with him when I was a little kid. I graduated from here in 1976. I’ve coached several sports here: volleyball, swimming and tennis. I’m just a big supporter of West High School,

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Buisiness Manager

September 7, 2018

Jane Kroening has taught English at West for 14 years and claims she bleeds red and white. “When I first came here my son and daughter [went to school here]. I was teaching at Walcott. I was very involved in the Booster Club [at West] and saw a position open up. I was spending a lot of my time ...

Hall of Honor 2018

2018 Hall of Honor Inductee, Dr.  Bryon E. Peterson, presents to West's science courses on Friday, Apr. 27. 2018 Hall of Honor Inductees will be honored at the spring banquet on Saturday, Apr. 28, in the West High Cafeteria from 5:45 to 8:00 PM. The honorees include Dr. Petersen, class of 1976, John Maxwell, class of 1980, and Beth Godwin Calabotta, class 1985.

Naomi Walker, Reporter

April 27, 2018

Dr. Bryon Petersen, John Maxwell, and Beth Godwin Calabotta will be honored at the 2018 Hall of Honor that will take place at West on Sat. April 28th from 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. “The purpose of the Hall of Honor is to recognize alumni who have gone on from West High School and became successful in...

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