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Behind the locker tags

Student Senate members and seniors Erica Henderson, Hailey Hansen, and Gillian Collins put up locker tags to recognize students in the building and involvement in clubs and sports.
February 11, 2020

Freshman Faith Rettler is on the volleyball team and is a varsity cheerleader. Senior Ellie Mirfield is in the Ecology Club and Health Careers Club (HOSA). Something you may overlook are the locker tags...

2019 Hunger Drive comes to a close

Student Senate help box up food and load the trucks on delivery day on Thursday, Nov. 14. West collected over 21, 000 pounds of food. “I think that the most successful part of the Hunger Drive was bringing the school together,” Student Senator and senior Madison Fuller said
November 18, 2019

Seventeen high schools in eastern Iowa and western Illinois vy for most cans collected before the Thursday, Nov. 14, delivery date marks the end for this year’s Student Hunger Drive. The Student Hunger...

Surfing through West’s Charity Week

Student Senate takes part in Charity Week by wearing jerseys of their favorite sports teams on Wednesday, May 15. They dressed up every day of the week in an effort to raise awareness for the cause.
May 22, 2019

  Once a year West has a Charity Week run by Student Senate to provide for those in need. The $3, 415 dollars raised from this year’s event goes to West’s own Falcon’s Nest. The Falcon’s...

Volunteer extraordinaire

“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...

Student Senate competes for pounds instead of gold

West performs a skit of
Student senate competes at the River Bend Student Hunger Drive Kick Off
September 25, 2018

On Monday Sept. 24 Davenport West student senate competed in the River Bends student hunger drive kick off. Each school had the chance to create a one minute skit about the hunger drive. The winning...

West’s Nest ready for new school year

The main function of the Falcon Nest is to act as a food pantry for West students.
West's food pantry prepares to start its second year
September 8, 2018

West’s own food pantry has begun operation for the school year. The Falcon Nest is run by Jenn O’Hare and provides students and their families with a full service food pantry, clothing closet, laundry...

Falcon Nest continues to grow

Social worker Jennifer O'Hare has been working to improve the food pantry to ensure that all students and community members have any necessities they need.
June 1, 2018

On Tuesday morning, May 29 the Falcon Nest laid a new sidewalk leading to the entrance of the pantry. The food pantry started at the beginning of the 2017/2018 school year and has expanded to providing...

2018 Charity Week recap

Biology teacher Renne Lietz and her honors biology students dressed in their Blue Out outfits.
May 15, 2018

During the 2018 Charity Week, students and staff alike participated in spirit days, and other activities raising funds for student senate to donate. Charity Week was run by Student Senate and all proceeds...

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