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    Principal: Mike Lawler
    3505 West Locust Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52804
    Phone:  563.386.5500
    Fax:  563.386.5508

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  • News, Events, and Announcements

    West’s Student Senate Food Drive Dodge Ball Is a Huge Success!


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    Round 2 Winners The Cheese Balls

    Round 2 Winners:  The Cheese Balls

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    Thanks to all the Dodge Ball fanatics who raised a total of $774 and several boxes of cans for West’s Hunger Drive with Round 1 and Round 2 of the Hunger Drive Dodge Ball competition.  Congrats to the Round 2 winners, The Cheese Balls, a freshman team with one veteran junior! Thanks to Mr. Stocking, announcer extraordinaire, and refs Mr. Kyle and Ms. Gray. Click here for more pics.

    West Government Class Honors Vets

    achs cardsMr. Achs’ Government Class made Veterans’ Day cards to cheer up vets in the VA Hospital in Iowa City.

    West Students Become Glass Blowers

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    On October 1st and 8th, 6 Davenport West students took classes at the Hot Glass glassblowing studio, located downtown Davenport. Kylie Barraclough, Paige Roehlk, Darius Klinkner, Gary Landstrom, Kyle Herrick, and Matt Weiser each learned how to make a paperweight and a glass-blown piece. Joel Ryser, executive director of Hot Glass, was able to hold these classes for these students through grants from Hav Life and the Iowa Arts Council. 

    West High’s Band Participated in the Band Spectacular


    West’s IJAG Attends IJAG Leadership Development Conference


    LDCgroupLast week, IJAG Career Association officers from all across the state gathered in Johnston for the annual Leadership Development Conference. Students came up with service and fundraising plans for the remainder of the school year, and competed against one another in various problem-solving activities. Seirra Potter was part of the group that won gold medals! Students found the event to be gratifying and a lot of fun.

    Winter Sport Parent Meeting

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    West High’s Student Senate’s Powder Puff Football

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    Photo Credit:  Kelsey Morton

    Photo Credit: Kelsey Morton

    Cans and money were raised as students played Powder Puff Football for the Student  Hunger Drive.  Only one band-aid break for a broken finger nail…just sayin’.  Thanks to all who participated—especially Mr. Mosier and Mr. Bells who officiated.  Let’s hear it for the girls!  For more pics, click here.


    West High’s Endotherm Team Wins a $10,000 Grant


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    Endotherm Team

    Last March, we started an application to the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam foundation to receive a $10,000 grant to invent a product. Over 300 schools across the nation applied for the InvenTeam grant, and we are 1 in 15 schools that received it. Next summer, we will be going to Eurekafest at MIT in Cambridge to present our project. We wanted to create a product to change the world and save lives. Vehicular heatstroke is tragic problem to children and pets; we came together to create a solution. We proposed a bracelet/collar that will alert the parent or pet owner when the wearer is reaching dangerous temp. levels. Communication features  include  text messaging and monitoring the child from a distance.  Click.


    West Business Education Teachers Win Awards

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    Ms. Tangen

    Mr. Verdon

    Mr. Verdon

    Business Education teachers, Meredith Tangen and Steve Verdon, were honored at the Iowa Business Education Association (IBEA) State Convention on October 12-13, 2014 in Johnston, Iowa.  Meredith received the “Outstanding New Secondary Business Educator” award;  she was nominated by 30 of her former students and several of her colleagues. Meredith has taught at West High School for 3 years. She holds an MA in Business Administration from St. Ambrose.  Meredith is also deeply involved in many aspects of West High.  Both Steve and Meredith received the “IBEA Best Award,”  and Steve received the “Excellence” award for 15 years of service.  The Dutrac Credit Union received a “Distinguished Service Award” for Area 9. Dutrac is the first credit union in the state of Iowa to have a branch office within a high school building. It is run strictly by Business Academy Students at West High.



    Chances of Rain Postpone Band Spectacular

    The Band Spectacular will be postponed until Monday, October 20, due to the forecast for continued inclement weather. Thank you for your preparation of students and support personnel for tonight’s performance. We look forward to better weather (0% chance of rain on Monday) and seeing you all on Monday, October 20, following the same time schedule with the public performance beginning at 7:00 p.m.