WHS Today

I can’t vote, but I can still change the future

Keeping morality high is a priority in all campaigns, which is why the Warren office got a cardboard cut out of her. It makes a fun conversation piece too.

Megan Dunn, Reporter

February 1, 2020

A long line of public service and doing what's right is in my “genes” one could say. I’ve been advocating and volunteering since before I was born. When my mom was eight months pregnant with me she was going around my neighborhood petitioning for street lights, while also terrifying my grandma.  ...

Is PBIS enough?

English teacher and newspaper adviser Alissa Hansen's Introduction to Newspaper class of 33 works hard on a social media webquest. Classes of this size are not hard to find, sometimes having more students than desks.

Megan Dunn, Reporter

October 15, 2019

In December of 2018 the Davenport Community School District was ordered to cut 13.2 million dollars by the 2019-2020 school year in order to balance the budget. This meant offering retirement incentives, getting rid of teachers, and a hiring freeze. The impact at West has been evident with some clas...

Picking up the pace

Students walk through the hallways to their second block class after lunch. Hallways are seemingly cramped with students trying to get back to class after having 25 minutes out of the classroom for lunch.

Reagan Hoffman, reporter

October 15, 2019

When it comes to attendance at West, staff and administration ensures students get to their classes on time. It is now harder for students to skip with policies such as lock outs and sweeps that were instilled the previous year. Although these policies are working, the sweeps have some students start...

Suspenseful speeches

If you want to be a part of the speech and debate team, you can go to room 238 before and after school.

Joseph Potts, Reporter

April 8, 2019

The season of the Speech and Debate team may have ended, but for junior Anton Kordick, it is only the beginning as he prepares for the national tournament this summer. “We had a very small team this year because we’ve had several students graduate the last two years, so we need to rebuild. The s...

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