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Science teacher Brandon Yoder’s goals for his classes vary throughout the year, but he is always just as involved in the class as his students are.
“I believe that every student is capable of doing well in my classes,” Yoder said. “It is my job to guide them where they need to go, to a certain extent they need to do things on their own, but I want them to pave that path to help get them there.”

Yoder ‘kills it’ in the classroom

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief April 12, 2019

Entering room 119 one will encounter the aroma of fresh air coming from the courtyard windows, and popcorn. Depending on the day, you will find a deceased Anna Garcia mannequin laying on the floor, or...

Themes throughout the week will be Merica Monday, country vs. country club Tuesday,  out of this world Wednesday, and mathletes and athletes Thursday.

Challenging hunger

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief October 16, 2018

West’s Student Senate finishes up the third week of the Student Hunger Drive. Each week until the drive is over, Student Senate will host a different challenge and goal to meet all to raise money and...

“Mrs.William is amazing. She is a people person, she was in here right away during the summer and is devoted. She is very easy to talk to, student orainanted and I am excited about her ability to communicate. She has been in my classroom twice already in the first two days of school and I think that is very important,” history teacher Christine Coyne-Logan said.

Fresh faces of administration: Cory Williams

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief August 28, 2018
Cory Williams receives a new principal for the 2018-2019 school year
It is a great feeling to be a part of this great senior class, and to see our hard work pay off, senior Brett Erwin said. 
We went through everything we are going to be doing on Sunday. They told us what the itinerary is going to be and had us walk through a fake stage.

2018 graduates prepare to walk the stage

Naomi Walker and Kate Kealey May 31, 2018

On May. 31, West's 2018 graduates practiced for the graduation ceremony scheduled for June 4. Seniors received their cap and gown, as well as graduation cords that were awarded to them for achievements...

Q:What has changed about you in the last three years you have been at West?

A:My braces, my first year teaching is when I got them on and this year, I now have them off

Moving on: Jared Perez

Kate Kealey, Editor-in-chief May 30, 2018

Q: How long have you been at West? A: Three years, and this was my first school I taught at. I will be moving to West Chicago Community High School.   Q: How do you feel about leaving West? A: It...

On Apr. 20, a select group of West students took part in the Big Table event along with all other public schools in the Quad Cities. Big Table was a a two-day event that sought to bring 5,000 people to 500 tables across the Quad Cities to discuss the future of the community. The event brought people from all over the community together to address issues and identify solutions.

There is nothing more empowering than bringing people together and hearing their thoughts and allowing them to speak to see how they change peoples behavior, Nate Clark Vice President of the John Deere Foundation and the Associate Director of the  Corporate Citizenship for John Deere said.

Falcons big role models at Big Table

Kate Kealey, Editor in chief April 23, 2018

West is the only school that was able to go to St. Ambrose for National Biomechanics Day.
I think this is a great opportunity for students to talk to young professionals, professors, and to explore new possibilities. It is great in so many ways, Anatomy and Physiology teacher John Arnold said.

Falcons become bees for the day

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief April 12, 2018

Iowa Assessment testing is from 8:10 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in students advisory classroom.

West takes on the Iowa Assessments

Kate Kealey, Editor in chief April 3, 2018

On Mar. 4, the Davenport School District will conduct the Iowa Assessments to gather information on student and school academic progress.Testing is from from 8:10 a.m. until 12:40 p.m. Lunch will be offered...

The team usually lifts two times a week before running. Workouts contain a variety of leg and arm workouts such as squats, bench presses, lunges and curls.

Keeping up with the girls track team

Kate Kealey, Editor in chief March 28, 2018

The Davenport West Girls Track Team has their first outdoor meet on Thursday, Mar. 29 at North Scott High School. The girls have been practicing since January. Practices consist of lifting and running...

On Mar. 14, schools across the nation took part in a walkout aimed to end gun violence.

Adults walk over the walkout

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief March 18, 2018

On Wednesday Mar. 14, nine students, including myself, arranged a walkout against school violence on West’s band field.  We met for a total of 20 hours within the five days before the walk out, making...

Students hold up signs in an effort to change the world and end gun violence.

West walks out for change

Samantha Makl, Reporter March 14, 2018

Thousands of schools across the country are walking out to honor those who died in the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida and to call for stricter gun laws. Today students at West High School...

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