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  • WEST HIGH SCHOOL
    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

    National Defense Industrial Association Awards Grady Scholarship

     

    Carina Grady

         Carina Grady

    Congratulations to West High senior Carina Grady, who was selected for a $2000 scholarship at the Quad City Engineering and Science Council Banquet hosted at John Deere World Headquarters. Her scholarship was funded by NDIA, the National Defense Industrial Association. Carina plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall to major in mechanical engineering and minor in industrial engineering. A total of 12 scholarships were awarded at the event; 5 of the 12 recipients were Project Lead the Way students with an average ACT score of 31.  Go, Carina!

    Diamond Dancers to Appear @ 33rd Girls’ State Basketball Tournament.

    Tristan Blumer

    Tristan Blumer

    Katelyn Cooper

    Katelyn Cooper

    Grace Geering

    Grace Geering

    Chelsie Oberbroeckling

    Chelsie Oberbroeckling

    Savanah Roseman

    Savanah Roseman

    Karlee Shaffer

    Karlee Shaffer

    Over 550 dancers auditioned @ Ames High School last fall for a prestigious position in this year’s group.  One hundred high school dance teams are represented in this year’s All-Iowa Honor Dance Team.  All schools are members of the Iowa State Dance Team Association. Fifty dancers will perform a Military Salute for the pregame show,  followed by the National Anthem sung by the Hope Gospel Quintet.The halftime show will be a medley of Conga songs performed by 224 dancers.  Check out our very own Diamond Dancers. Tune in to IPTV on  Saturday, March 7: 4:00 – 6:00 pm – 3A Championship game – Halftime group will perform during the 3A halftime. (Approximately 4:30-4:45 pm).

    West’s Show Choirs End Their Season

     

    West Connection

                       West Connection

    Monday night marked the end of the season for West’s Show Choirs when they performed at the DCSD Show Choir Show Off on Monday night, along with Central and North.  It was a thrilling display of all the hard work that has gone into this show choir season.  Pictured are the seniors sharing a bittersweet moment before taking the stage one last time.  The show choirs ended their competitive season this past Saturday, February 28th, at the Southeast Polk RAM Showcase with some of their best performances of the season!  This Just In! placed 3rd in the prep division.  West Connection made the finals and placed 5th Runner Up.

    West Student Artwork on Display @ Northpark

    Click here for more artwork.

    Girls’ Basketball Awards

    Chrislyn Carr

    Chrislyn Carr

    Sydney Mayes

    Sydney Mayes

    Mariah Mayfield

    Mariah Mayfield

    McKenzie Dunn

    McKenzie Dunn

    The end of the basketball season has arrived, and it’s award time!  Chrislyn Carr broke the score record in scoring with a game performance of 46 points; the old mark was 39 set by Jamie Kelling.  Carr also broke the 3-point field goal mark with 8 in one game. In addition, Carr has been selected to the 1st team All Eastern District Girls’ Basketball team of Iowa and 1st Team All MAC conference.  Given this history, there will be many more to come.  Sydney Mayes, Mariah Mayfield, McKenzie Dunn all were selected to the All MAC Conference Team as well (Honorable Mention).  Congratulations, Falcons!

    West’s Jason Franzenburg Earns 2015 STEM Award

    Jason Franzenburg, a technology education teacher at West, was presented with a 2015 STEM Education Award for Inspired Teaching by the Governor’s Franzenburg STEM Advisory Council during a Science, Technology, Education and Math assembly at the high school.  More than 1500 Davenport high school and intermediate students watched as Franzenburg received the  honor. This first-time award is being presented  to only six teachers across the state. Franzenburg is  quick to share the honor with his teaching partner and fellow STEM coach, Greg Smith. Together, they  teach 170 students in the school’s engineering program. “It’s a great honor,” he said after the ceremony.  “I accept this on behalf of my students. They continue to make me look good.”  Franzenburg was awarded  $3000—$1500 for the classroom and $1500 for himself.  West is VERY lucky to have Franzenburg and the  STEM program.  For more information, click here.

       

     

    West’s Girls’ Basketball Team Goes PINK!

    PinkoutDavenport West’s  Girls’ Basketball Team supported Iowa Women’s Hawkeyes Basketball Team on Pink Out Night as they defeated Wisconsin 78-74.

     

    West Show Choirs Travel to Hayes

    From Ms. Gott, Hayes Principal:  A VERY SPECIAL THANK TO to Mr. Tyler Finley, Mr. Mark Kretschmer, Mr. Mike Lawler, and the West High School Show Choirs for traveling with all of their equipment and 150 musical students to Hayes Elementary School  to perform for the entire Hayes Elementary School!  The kids and staff loved the performance, and it brought music to life for our students like they have not seen before.  This was not an easy task to make happen, and it is an exemplary example of feeder schools working together to build the success of their students.  West High School continues to make it a priority to set the example and reach future Falcons from elementary school on up. 

    Alcoa Foundation Meets with Combustible Lemons

    John Riches at WHS Feb 2015

    On Friday, Feb. 20, West High School had a visit from John Riches, Communications and Public Affairs Manager for Alcoa Davenport Works. He was able to see first-hand the work of the Combustible Lemons engineering team in the nationally renowned Project Lead the Way program. He saw the PLTW classrooms and the FIRST Tech Challenge game arena, as well as the team’s outreach effort in Kenya. The Alcoa Foundation gave a three-year $15,000 grant to PLTW that will help  underwrite projects and competitions from 2013 through 2016. The Davenport Schools Foundation helped prepare the grant application. Seen from left to right are WHS teacher Greg Smith; John Riches; students Tony Nguyen, Brendon Telman, and Tatyana Vaughn; and WHS teacher Jason Franzenburg.

    West High’s Hall of Honor Induction—April 11

    HALL OF HONOR DINNER 2015