WHS Today

Yoder ‘kills it’ in the classroom

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.”

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 students measuring blood splatters. Science teacher Brandon Yoder has been teaching Principles of Bio...

Challenging hunger

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

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 food to end hunger. Oct. 8-12’s challenge was to raise $1500. To help meet this goal staff me...

Fresh faces of administration: Cory Williams

“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.

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

August 28, 2018

Cory Williams receives a new principal for the 2018-2019 school year

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 in academics and volunteer work. Seniors took finals on May 29 and 30, and after finals, they were...

Moving on: Jared Perez

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


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 will be sad because I started teaching freshman and now that they are juniors, I will n...

West takes on the Iowa Assessments

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

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 after the test, but it is not mandatory to stay. Buses will run at 2:05 p.m. Seniors do not...

Keeping up with the girls track team

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.

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 around the school hallways when weather is poor. “My favorite part of track is having fun with girls at...

Adults walk over the walkout

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

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 posters, ribbons, and writing speeches. Over 150 students marched onto the field ready to fight f...

West walks out for change

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

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 participated in the walkout at 10 a.m. to demonstrate their First Amendment rights. “I’m doing this t...

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