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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.
Humans of West: Emily Brooks
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...

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.
Hundreds of students and staff spend time and money supporting the Student Hunger Drive
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...

Senior Spotlight: Haley Dawson

Senior Spotlight: Haley Dawson
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...

Fifty-eight students inducted into National Honors Society

Junior Mackenzi Burns takes the
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...

Welding students refurbish 9/11 memorial

Junior Madison White hand paints the American flag.
17 years after the tragedy, West's welding students restore the memorial to honor those fallen.
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...

Senior Spotlight: Carson Kahley

Kahley poses with his quince drum in the band room.
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:...

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,
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...

West High way

Williams decorated her door with a poster and a Packers flag to show her personality.
Falcons adjust to new administration and policies
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...

2018 graduates prepare to walk the stage

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...

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.
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...

Retiree: Barbara Lipnick

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

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.
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...

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