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“I just go with whatever life throws at me. If something goes wrong just keep going because there is nothing you can do to change it now. If you do bad things and don't move forward then you won’t grow,” said E. Brooks.

Naomi Walker, Social Media and Business Manager

November 9, 2018

Taking time out of her day to volunteer and further her own personal growth, junior Emily Brooks is known for her kindness and many involvements at West. Brooks participates in Student Senate, is Junior Class President, and a member of the junior varsity and competition cheer team. “I am p...

West drives home the Student Hunger Drive

Student Senate, cheerleaders, dancers, and the band went to feeder schools and promoted the student hunger drive and supplied them boxes.

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor & Business Manager

October 31, 2018

Throughout the month of October, Student Senate held multiple events and rallies in order to promote the Student Hunger Drive and collect non-perishable food and money for those in need. The series of events began with a hunger drive kick-off and skit competition on Sept. 24 to get students excite...

Senior Spotlight: Haley Dawson

Senior Spotlight: Haley Dawson

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Business Manager

October 8, 2018

Q: What is your favorite part about West? “Probably the school spirit we have. Even though we do not win a lot of games we still support our teams.”   Q: What was your favorite class and who was your favorite teacher? “I would say show choir this year because of our new directors, Laura Engles...

Fifty-eight students inducted into National Honors Society

Junior Mackenzi Burns takes the

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Business Manager

September 21, 2018

On Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m., 58 new juniors and seniors were inducted into National Honors Society (NHS) for the 2018-19 school year. These students were joined with the 63 NHS inductees from the 2017-2018 school year. “The initial criteria is that students have to have a 3.5 or higher GPA at the en...

Welding students refurbish 9/11 memorial

Junior Madison White hand paints the American flag.

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor & Business Manager

September 20, 2018

On Sept. 11, Mr. Zinn’s Vocational Welding class began their project to refurbish the 9/11 memorial located in the front of the school. “We built the memorial 17 years ago in my class and refurbished it once about five or six years ago. I was driving by it and thought it was time to make it look...

Senior Spotlight: Carson Kahley

Kahley poses with his quince drum in the band room.

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Business Manager

September 17, 2018

Q: What was/is your favorite part of West? A: My favorite part of West is drumline. I’ve been in drumline for four years and I just enjoy it. We are a pretty tight group, so it is fun.   Q: What do you play in drumline? A: I play quince. There are five drums in one instrument and they a...

Humans of West: Jane Kroening

“I love West High School. I bleed red and white. I’ve been running these hallways since 1963. My dad was a teacher here and I remember coming here with him when I was a little kid. I graduated from here in 1976. I’ve coached several sports here: volleyball, swimming and tennis. I’m just a big supporter of West High School,

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Buisiness Manager

September 7, 2018

Jane Kroening has taught English at West for 14 years and claims she bleeds red and white. “When I first came here my son and daughter [went to school here]. I was teaching at Walcott. I was very involved in the Booster Club [at West] and saw a position open up. I was spending a lot of my time ...

West High way

Williams decorated her door with a poster and a Packers flag to show her personality.

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor & Business Manager

August 28, 2018

Falcons begin the 2018-2019 school year with an almost all new administration headed by new Principal Cory Williams.   New Falcon faces Imagine sitting at home recovering from surgery and getting a text from the Associate Superintendent Rob Scott. Williams was in this exact position when s...

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: Mike Wells

Q: Do you think your skills will change at Central? Why or why not?
A: I will always continuously reflect on what I do or try to find something better or new. So yes, but I will still be the same teacher I am now because of what I learned here at West.

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 31, 2018

Q: How long have you taught at West? A: I am finishing my eleventh year here at West.   Q: What will you miss most about West? A: I will miss the staff, and a lot of the students. I’ll miss fun times at events and the extra things we do here, like the lip sync battles and all those...

Retiree: Barbara Lipnick

Spanish teacher Barbara Lipnick retires after 28 years of teaching at West.

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 23, 2018

Q: How long have you taught at West and all together? A: I have taught 35 years in the Davenport Schools, and I have taught at West for 28 years.   Q: Where did you go to college? A: University of Iowa, but I went to school in Mexico City and France as an undergrad. I also went to Spain...

2018 boys track places at State

Seniors Tyler Williams, Darnell Mosley, Brady Richlen, and junior Anthony King pose for a picture after placing sixth in the shuttle hurdle relay at the State meet.

Naomi Walker, Report

May 22, 2018

On May 17-19, boys state track state was held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where four of West’s runners placed. Seniors Brady Richlen, Tyler Williams, Darnell Mosley, and junior Anthony King placed sixth in the shuttle hurdle relay. “Breaking the school record was crazy to me becaus...

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