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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 Student Awarded 3rd Place for Bechtel History Scholarship

    Katie Griffiths

    Katie Griffiths

    Katie Griffith was chosen as one of the 5 finalists for the Bechtel History Scholarship. She presented her paper on May 28 and was awarded 3rd place,  a $1000 scholarship. She was the only finalist from West.  Congratulations to Katie.

    West High Runner Member of Team Iowa


    Diamond Combs

    Diamond Combs

    Please congratulate Diamond Combs, as she has been selected to be a member of Team Iowa, for the 17th Annual Senior All-Star Spotlight Meet.  This year’s meet will take place June 12th-13th, at The University of Dubuque. This is the first West athlete selected in my 6 years, so we are very excited about this honor. —Coach Rietz

    Tuesday, May 26, PLTW students presented the results of their very impressive work to the public in West’s auditorium. What it’s all about:  Capstone Course – Engineering Design and Development (EDD, 1 year)  The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in EDD as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards, completing EDD ready to take on any post-secondary program or career. 

    Peter Brail, Nick Napier, Betty Song, Allison Horn

    Peter Brail, Nick Napier, Betty Song, Allison Horn

    Students engage engineer Brendon Telman

    Student engages engineer Brendon Telman

    Central student Tyler Howell invented a new cue claw.

    Central student Tyler Howell invented a new cue claw.

    InvenTeam answers questions: Tuyen Nguyen, Raymond Marquez, Tony Nguyen, David Tra, Jesus Sanchez, Ellen Friede, David Vick, Kaylee Gerdts, Brendon Telman

    InvenTeam: Tuyen Nguyen, Raymond Marquez, Tony Nguyen, David Tra, Jesus Sanchez, Ellen Friede, David Vick, Kaylee Gerdts, Brendon Telman

    Tuyen Nguyen and Carina Grady from L-MIT InvenTeam, Endotherm

    Tuyen Nguyen and Carina Grady from L-MIT InvenTeam, Endotherm

    Drying Snow Ski Equipment: James Larsen, Colin Purcell, Harrison Slagle

    Drying Snow Ski Equipment: James Larsen,

    West High Pastel Team is the Bee’s Knees!



    The West High Pastel Team created an incredible 64-square foot pastel entry for the MidCoast Fine Arts Area High School Pastel Competition last Saturday, May 24th. The team was: Senior Brianna Hillyer, Juniors Mayli Grady, Kylie Baraclough, Sarah Davis, and Darius Klinkner, Sophomores Kaylee Gerdts and Katelyn Cox. They competed against 8 other area high schools. All of the creations will be on display in the second floor gallery at the Bucktown Center for the Arts on the corner of 2nd and Pershing Streets in downtown Davenport through the month of June. Anyone visiting the gallery should be sure to cast their people’s choice award for Davenport West High School. There will be an awards ceremony Friday, June 26, at 6:30 pm at the gallery.


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    West’s Welding Boys Create Installation for Vander Park


    UntitledZinn’s welding class created this awesome installation for Vander Veer Park.  Look for it soon. Student welders pictured from left to right:  Collin Gomez, Johnny Mathews, Tanner Duncan, and Collin Hurlbut.

    Appreciate Your School Board!


    IASB_thank_you_BoardsMay is School Board Appreciation Month. We appreciate all it does on an ongoing basis; however, we wanted to take this opportunity to especially thank DCSD’s School Board for the groundbreaking work begun this year. These initiatives included supporting actions, programs, and activities to reduce the impact of poverty on our students and their families; improving school climate; and advocating for legislation focused on funding equity for Davenport youth. Next time you see Ralph Johanson, Richard Clewell, Nikki DeFauw, Ken Krumwiede, Jamie Snyder, Maria Dickmann, or Linda Hayes, please extend your personal, “Thank you!” for their commitment to youth and innovative approach to a school board’s work.

    Important information for families entering graduation at the iWireless on May 31


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    The iWireless Center has begun work to renovate and improve select areas of the building.  Those guests with mobility issues will be allowed to enter as normal through the west-end lobby doors and utilize the elevator (the doors closer to the iWireless Center’s parking lots).  All other guests entering from ground level will be directed outside and around the construction area and will enter through the east-end lobby doors (the doors closer to the Radisson).  The Skywalk to the parking ramp will also be open as normal.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause as we work to improve the facility and the patron experience.

    Student Senate Hosts Peach Fuzz Volleyball!

    This year, only three teams participated…and the “professional V-ball players” schooled the boys!  Next year, we hope to have more teams participate.  For more pictures, click here.

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    Testing Schedule for Finals


    Congratulate West’s Senior Honorees


    Congratulations, Seniors.  Quite an evening full of impressive accomplishments.  Click for more pictures.