falcons_300x250B-BBSONY DSCdiamond dancers w captOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwhs-drone-viewwhs_pltw_school_slideshow_imageOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABldg. 4WHS_band_spectacular-491x197endotherm w captPowderPuffimg_0287_touched_upOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABldg. 6frontbldgsuncheerBldg. 2Picture1Bldg. 3OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIMG_0133(2)BoysBBvsNorthfreddyIridiumLemonswcaptWrestlingPosterfalcon blackishBldg. 5OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADWblackish
  • WEST HIGH SCHOOL
    Principal: Jenni Weipert
    3505 West Locust Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52804
    Phone:  563.386.5500; Fax:  563.386.5508
    Webmaster:  Katherine Searle

    ATTENTION:  Must have Photo ID to enter building.

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    INSPIRE-ing WEST HIGH STUDENTS

     

    CaptureCLICK HERE to watch an awesome video about West and INSPIRE. Ensuring our young people are equipped with 21st Century skills is a key initiative identified as critical for our region to fulfill the Q2030 vision. The Q2030 Regional Action Plan seeks to position all area students to graduate high school interested and prepared for college and/or careers, whether it be a community college or university education, learning a vocational trade, or jumping right into a high-value career. Davenport West High School is putting its students ahead of the game with the INSPIRE program.INSPIRE allows Davenport West students to develop skills that lead to post-secondary careers or college. Students can choose from five academic disciplines: computer science, engineering technology, engineering, finance, or health services. Through the INSPIRE program, Davenport West High School is preparing young people to serve our region well as the upcoming crop of CREATIVE PEOPLE.

    The Birds!

      Dave Murcia, from the Wapsi River Environmental Center, brought three raptors—two owls and a falcon. He spoke to students about adaptation of a predator (bird of prey), their habitat, human impact on their environment, and how  endangered birds are rescued and  reintroduced  to the wild.

     

    West’s Term 3 Blood Drive

    West’s Blood Drive is going strong.  Ryan Hayes, Iris Hayslett, Isabella Othon, and Minh Le reached Gallon Grad status with today’s donation. Way to go, Falcons.  

    Multicultural Youth Summit Coming Soon

    Capture

    High School Portfolio Day @ the Figge

      West students participated in the Figge High School Portfolio Day on February 4th. They met with local colleges and received feedback about their work. Very professional looking art students!

    Celebrate Darwin Day in West’s LMC

    download

    Feb.9 – Feb. 16 – Celebrating a week of science in the LMC

    Speakers for the week:

    Friday, Feb. 12 – Dave Murcia from the Wapsi River Environmental Center

    Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Christine Chandler, Curator from the Putnam Museum

    Displays for the month:

    Life-size cutout of Darwin (Where we got our Portable Darwin

    Come take a selfie with Darwin!
    Evolutionary Chart of Man window display
    3 Karpeles Mini Museums
    Fossil display on loan from the Putnam Museum on loan until 2/16/16
    Rocks and mineral display from WHS Science Dept.
    Petrified wood
    Darwin quotations
    New science books

    Selected Websites on Darwin:

    Darwin: A Naturalist’s Voyage Around the World (an interactive)

    Darwin Day

    Darwin Online 

    Darwin’s Timeline 

    Evolution of Man (facial simulation)

    Charles Darwin & Evolution 

    The Genius of Charles Darwin  
    Science Myths 

    West Robotics Hosts FIRST Tech Challenge League Championship

    Combustible Lemons

    Combustible Lemons

    Davenport West High School Robotics hosted  the FIRST Tech Challenge League Championship. Twenty-five teams from as far as Iowa City converged on West High School on

    Mortal Combots

    Mortal Combots

    Saturday, Feb. 6,  to compete in the

    Iridium Falcons

    Iridium Falcons

    Championship with hopes of advancing to the State Championship next month in Coralville.  The Championship at West would allow only 5  teams to advance to the State Championship.  The Mortal Combots won the PTC Design Award and made the robot semi-finals. The Combustible Lemons won the Think Award, 2nd Place Inspire, and were robot runner-up.  The Combustible Lemons  advanced to the State Tournament in Coralville on March 4th and 5th.  Click here to read the article in the Quad City Times.

    West Art Work on Display at Northpark

     The West Art Department would like to congratulate the students  selected to have work displayed at the Davenport Community Schools District Secondary Art Exhibit located at North Park Mall between JC Penney and Von Maur, which  runs through February 22. Please give these students an extra congratulation: Andrew Richards, Cassaundra Wulf, Billie Jo Sherman, Hannah Jones, Chloe Butler, Gary Martel, Colton Cargill, Savanna Miranda, Hailey Crisci, Andrea Wesley, Andre Garcia, Hannah Garcia, Mileena Morgan, Katie Melville, Anastasia Smith, Emilee Thompson, Hannah Perry, Ethan Gabriel, Tianna Manley, Niko Sanders, Heather Statz, Khoa Tran, Bruna Martins de Oliveria, James Casad, Morgan Shaffer, Alicia Madson, Alexa Christensen, Mia Truong, Arianna Scarsella, Bruna Oliveira, Esmerelda Vela Pesina, Betty Garnica, Kylie Barraclough, Samantha Cockayne, Kaylee Gerdts, Bella Othon, Emma Shipley, Katelyn Cox, Kaitlyn Weidell, Thang Truong, Jaime Henderkott, Katie Melville, and Gracie Guiterrez. 

    You Can Help Combustible Lemons Get to Kenya

    panera combustible lemonsThe Combustible Lemons need your help to raise funds to travel to Kenya for two weeks this summer.  The team will be teaching between 400-600 Kenyan students about STEM using robotics.
    There are several ways you can help.
     
    Go to Panera Bread by North Park Mall on Wednesday, Feb. 24th from 4-8 PM.    (Show this flyer or take a picture and show it when ordering)
    Purchase a Gift Card to the Blue Grass Drive-In.  $25 Gift Card (See Greg Smith).  
    Share with your family and friends
     
    Thank you for your time and consideration,
    Greg Smith, Jason Franzenburg, Doyle Massey, and the Combustible Lemons
     

    ORDER YEARBOOKS NOW

    Shaheen ad (2)