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Thoughts behind SEL (social and emotional learning)

Spanish teacher Stephanie Hansen helps her advisory student sophomore Caleb Heskett sign up for Falcon Flex. Hansen allows her advisory students to sit in the back chairs by her desk, allowing conversations to flow throughout the class.
February 11, 2020

You walk into school on a Monday morning to a room of familiar faces. You sit down, pull out your chromebook, and sign up for flex. This is the usual, however, what about the occasional lessons and slideshows?...

Silence below the surface

Junior Kyleigh Ortiz started playing the guitar a couple of years ago.
January 16, 2020

To the outside world, junior Kyleigh Ortiz seems like the average girl. She goes to high school like the average girl. She also has dreams after high school like the average girl. But, don’t always believe...

A day in the life of a performer

“I like that you get to learn more about different eras of history from the music you’re singing and that the audience and performers can interpret in so many different ways. [Choir] provides a sense of togetherness that I really appreciate,” senior Alexis Syverson said.
Senior Spotlight: Alexis Syverson
October 31, 2018

Although standing below blinding lights with every move being watched by an audience isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it is the environment where senior Alexis Syverson thrives. For as long as she can...

Leo Club helps hunger drive

Food that the Leo Club collected sits in the West garage before waiting to be shipped of to the food bank
October 19, 2018

West's Leo Club had a Student Hunger Drive canned goods pick-up on Oct. 17. Students in the club donated their time to help go around eight streets (Fairmount through Clark) by West and pick up the food...

Senior Spotlight: Christian Jacobsen

“No one changes over just one year,” senior Christian Jacobsen said. “But over their four years at West High, they definitely could.”
September 13, 2018

The West High spirit of helping other Falcons fly demonstrates itself in senior Christian Jacobsen. Jacobsen went to Williams Middle School, where he played football and made his way through each class....

Humans of West: Stephanie Hansen

April 23, 2018

Stephanie Hansen is a favorite among her students. Her secret?   “Just care about people. I have this freakish empathy... I put myself in people’s shoes and how I would feel if I was in their shoes......

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