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  • WEST HIGH SCHOOL
    Principal: Jenni Weipert
    3505 West Locust Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52804
    Phone:  563.386.5500; Fax:  563.386.5508
    Webmaster:  Katherine Searle

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  • News, Events, and Announcements

    West Teacher Receives Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education Award

    IMG_0894Meredith Tangen, head of the business department at West High School, was selected to receive an Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education Award (ACTE). The award was presented at a special ceremony at the Iowa ACTE Conference on June 23, 2015 at the FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny, Iowa. The award recognized Career and Technical Education teachers with 3 to 5 years of experience at the middle, high school, or post-secondary levels who have made significant contributions toward innovative and unique career and technical education programs and shown a professional commitment early in their careers.Ms. Tangen was nominated for this award for her professionalism in representing her school’s business program within the high school and in working with local industry leaders to arrange job shadow opportunities for students, an annual Financial Literacy Fair, and other community partnerships designed to offer students opportunities for problem-solving and collaboration. She has shown

    West Student Awarded 3rd Place for Bechtel History Scholarship

    Katie Griffiths

    Katie Griffith

    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!

     

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    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.

    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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    Congratulate West’s Senior Honorees

     

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

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    Student Senate’s Leadership Activities @ West Lake

    Student Senate canoed/kayaked, had lunch on the warm pavement, took an informative nature hike, and participated in team-building activities.  For LOTS of pics, click here.

    West Girl Golfers Medal!

    Allison and her medal.

    Allison and her medal.

    Brianna and her medal

    Brianna and her medal.