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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.
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?...

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.
The low down on West's Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program
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...

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.
A highlight of some of Davenport West High School's amazing graduates
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...

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.
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...

Formulating fall festivities

Falcons prep for fall events around the school
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...

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.
West's food pantry prepares to start its second year
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...

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.
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...

Falcon’s Nest helps students in need

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

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