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Did you know? Memorable mosaic mural

Did you know? Memorable mosaic mural

Joseph Potts, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Did You Know, Features, Showcase

Did you know that the art piece on the wall by the lunchroom is actually a mural dedicated to a deceased teacher that formerly worked here at West? The art piece (known as a mural, a painting that is made directly on a wall) was made by Stacey Houk, a teacher from Jackson Elementary. Houk graduated...

Humans of West: Amy Murphy

Humans of West: Amy Murphy

Joseph Potts, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Showcase

How did you become a counselor? “I originally was a teacher, then I got my master’s degree in counseling. So now I’ve been a counselor for 17 years.”   Did you always wanted to be a counselor? “I've always wanted to be a counselor, but I knew that I needed to get a master’s degree. To a...

Moving on: Jason Smith

Moving on: Jason Smith

Joseph Potts, Reporter

June 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

What do you teach at West? A: This year I just taught food classes.   Q: Do you have any advice for people that want to teach? A: Find a content area that you are passionate about and go for it.   Q: How long have you been teaching at West?  A: One year.   Q...

Retiree: Joy Saladino

Retiree: Joy Saladino

Joseph Potts, Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Retiree

Q: How long have you been working at West? A: I have been teaching 34 years. I earned my Bachelor of Arts from Marycrest College (1976-1980), then earned a teaching degree from Northern Illinois from 1980-82 - this was a total of six years. My husband and I earned a Master's in Education from Wester...

Boys track team goes to Drake

Boys track team goes to Drake

Joseph Potts, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track

On Thursday, Apr. 19, Davenport West’s track teams won six events in the A Division at the Bettendorf ABC Track Invitational. Senior Andrew Wright won the 1600 meter and junior Kameron Morgan took the win for the 3200 meter race. This will be the first time coach Marty Leal will take a 3200 meter rel...

Humans of West: Nic Anderson

Humans of West: Nic Anderson

Joseph Potts, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West

What do you like the most about working with students? “When kids get creative. That’s my favorite thing. I love it when they are able to figure things out without me telling them what to do.” -theatre, speech and stagecraft teacher Nic Anderson...

Student work ethic

Student work ethic

Joseph Potts, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under News

Over the last decade, there has been discussions about the work ethic of high school students. The work ethic of students varies, with some showing effort and going beyond what is expected, while others just do the bare minimum. “Some students have a superb work ethic, but certainly not all do,” Englis...

Army JROTC dedicated to making students better citizens

Army JROTC dedicated to making students better citizens

Joseph Potts, Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under News

The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps(JROTC) is a class taught by retired military officials teaching lessons on character education, student achievement and leadership. “Sgt. Maj. Matson and Nathan Rozinek came to Walcott and they were talking to all the eighth graders about JROTC...

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