Mr. Verdon receives the Masonic Brubaker Lodge #675 Teacher of the Year Award 2013 from Mr. Rob Myers, who nominated Mr. Verdon for this honor. Freemasonry has a centuries-old tradition that supports education and recognizes skilled and dedicated teachers as the foundation of any nation’s cultural, intellectual, social, and political future. The lodge honors Steve Verdon for outstanding contributions to our children, our state, and our country. Congratulations, Mr. V.
News, Events, and Announcements
AT@T brought their texting and driving simulator to West High School to promote their It Can Wait campaign. West students learned firsthand how driving can be impacted by texting–with disastrous consequences . As a result, many students took the pledge to not text and drive.
National Honor Society advisor Angela Staber and NHS President Troy Gipple attended the National Philanthropy Day Conference Awards Luncheon hosted by the Association Of Fundraising Professionals. Here they accepted the award for Brittany ‘s Gifts as Outstanding Youth Group. A $100 donation was given by the association to help with Brittany’s Gifts’ efforts at the Handicapped Development Residential Center and the YMCAs’ Childcare Watch centers.
The following West High students were honored for their musical abilities: (from left to right) Guadalupe Chavez, accepted into the All State Band on clarinet; Dawn Vickers, soprano singer and now a 2-year All State Choir member; David McVay, accepted into the All State Choir as a tenor; and Amy Pham, singing alto, is now a 2-year All State Choir member. Auditions were held for the entire state of Iowa and only 17% of those who auditioned made the final cut. Additional congratulations to Alex Reed for being recalled as an All…
West High’s Delvaney Olcott won third place in the drawing and painting category of this year’s Festival of Trees High School Art Show. West’s Jordan Jones took second place in the dimensional artwork category. Go, Falcon Nation!
West High’s Kyle Cheatheam has been named a legislative page for the 2014 Iowa State Legislature. Each year, the House of Representatives and Senate select Iowa high school juniors and seniors to serve as pages for the legislative session. Pages assist with tasks such as monitoring the switchboard, delivering messages, distributing legislation, assisting committee chairpersons, and sorting amendments. Kyle will be serving from January through May at the State Capital in Des Moines. Congratulations, Kyle!
Bake sale after school: Thursdays, December 5 and 12; Holiday Hat Days: Fridays, December 6 and 13; Ugly Sweater Contest: Friday, December 13 – $5 to enter, $1 to watch…more details to follow; Winter Wish Grams: on sale in the cafeteria during lunch- $1 Delivered on Tuesday, December 17; Café Express Boxed lunch: Wednesday, December 18.
WHAT: College Planning Night. WHEN: Wednesday, January 22, at 5 PM. WHERE: the West High School Library. This event is put on by the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN). Parents of juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. You may access the website @ www.ICANsucceed.org
Davenport West High’s, Combustible Lemons, Team #5466, qualified for Robotics State Championship for the 5th straight year! The Lemons qualified via an Inspire Award, which is the top honor for a robotics team. They won the Connect Award and were nominated for three other awards. Way to go, Lemons!