WHS Today

Thoughts behind SEL (social and emotional learning)

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.

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? Some teachers try to connect and open discussions with their students, some get through them...

What is MVP?

West social worker Jenn O'Hare talks to student mentors about their next visit to the freshman advisories to discuss violence at all levels for the Mentors in Violence Prevention program.

Olaoluwa Johnson, Reporter

February 6, 2020

The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program was created in 1993 by Dr. Jackson Katz and his colleagues reports MVP Strategies. MVP was established in order to bring awareness to and prevent gender based violence, sexual harassment, and bullying.  Mentors in MVP  consist of 38 students who ...

Awesome alumni: 60 years, 29,079 people served

From left to right: 1969 West graduates Charles Hudson, Jan Rangel, Steve Arp, Bobbie Noel-Behrens, and Jo Faris are members of the West’s class of 69’ reunion committee. They are in in front of the greenhouse that they donated $4,000 to on Nov. 1. 2019. “My years at West were so important in establishing my personal core values. Friendships made at West have endured 50 years and is the main reason for large attendance at our class reunions. The greenhouse project has been the perfect way for the class of 69’ to show our gratitude and ‘pay it forward’ to current and future West students,” class of  69’ West graduate Steve Arp said.

Megan Dunn, Reporter

January 29, 2020

The youngest city council member, a dedicated public servant, and a group who continues to give back. What do they all have in common? They graduated from Davenport West High School. When West first opened its doors the Tuesday after Labor Day in 1960, it also opened many doors for students. Pr...

Falcons give back with annual Thanksgiving feast

Through donations and with the help of Falcon and community volunteers including the boys soccer team, the Falcon Thanksgiving feast was able to feed over 80 people.

Olaoluwa Johnson, Reporter

November 27, 2019

On Monday, Nov. 25, Falcons contributed to the third annual Thanksgiving feast in the West High cafeteria started by social worker Jenn O'Hare. There were approximately 80 people that attended and 24 families were given food.

Formulating fall festivities

Joseph Potts, Reporter

November 19, 2018

As the fall season arrives, West students and teachers prepare for a Thanksgiving dinner that will be held at the cafeteria on Monday, Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. The idea came originally as a way to help students and families that may not have the means to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas. The idea of...

West’s Nest ready for new school year

The main function of the Falcon Nest is to act as a food pantry for West students.

Hanna Seago, Managing Editor

September 8, 2018

West’s own food pantry has begun operation for the school year. The Falcon Nest is run by Jenn O’Hare and provides students and their families with a full service food pantry, clothing closet, laundry room and basic need supply center. “I would say we try to help with basic needs. So food, to help...

Falcon Nest continues to grow

Social worker Jennifer O'Hare has been working to improve the food pantry to ensure that all students and community members have any necessities they need.

Kate Kealey, Editor-in-chief

June 1, 2018

On Tuesday morning, May 29 the Falcon Nest laid a new sidewalk leading to the entrance of the pantry. The food pantry started at the beginning of the 2017/2018 school year and has expanded to providing clothes, prom dresses, and a place where students can do laundry. Junior Presley Roseman believes...

Falcon’s Nest helps students in need

The West food pantry is on its second year of feeding families in the community.

Naomi Walker, Reporter

March 30, 2018

The Falcon’s Nest is a food pantry located at West High. Falcon's Nest has been up and running since the 2016-17 school year by social worker Jenn O’Hare. So far, O’Hare runs Falcon’s Nest herself,but she has many plans on making the food pantry more student-run. Engineering students helpe...

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