News, Events, and Announcements
|Cans and money were raised as students played Powder Puff Football for the Student Hunger Drive. Only one band-aid break for a broken finger nail…just sayin’. Thanks to all who participated—especially Mr. Mosier and Mr. Bells who officiated. Let’s hear it for the girls! For more pics, click here.|
|Last March, we started an application to the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam foundation to receive a $10,000 grant to invent a product. Over 300 schools across the nation applied for the InvenTeam grant, and we are 1 in 15 schools that received it. Next summer, we will be going to Eurekafest at MIT in Cambridge to present our project. We wanted to create a product to change the world and save lives. Vehicular heatstroke is tragic problem to children and pets; we came together to create a solution. We proposed a bracelet/collar that will alert the parent or pet owner when the wearer is reaching dangerous temp. levels. Communication features include text messaging and monitoring the child from a distance. Click.|
|Business Education teachers, Meredith Tangen and Steve Verdon, were honored at the Iowa Business Education Association (IBEA) State Convention on October 12-13, 2014 in Johnston, Iowa. Meredith received the “Outstanding New Secondary Business Educator” award; she was nominated by 30 of her former students and several of her colleagues. Meredith has taught at West High School for 3 years. She holds an MA in Business Administration from St. Ambrose. Meredith is also deeply involved in many aspects of West High. Both Steve and Meredith received the “IBEA Best Award,” and Steve received the “Excellence” award for 15 years of service. The Dutrac Credit Union received a “Distinguished Service Award” for Area 9. Dutrac is the first credit union in the state of Iowa to have a branch office within a high school building. It is run strictly by Business Academy Students at West High.
The Band Spectacular will be postponed until Monday, October 20, due to the forecast for continued inclement weather. Thank you for your preparation of students and support personnel for tonight’s performance. We look forward to better weather (0% chance of rain on Monday) and seeing you all on Monday, October 20, following the same time schedule with the public performance beginning at 7:00 p.m.
|Kasey Gaylord—Class of 2014
Courtney Long—Class of 2012
Shelby Tracy—Class of 2013
Drum Line—Hawkeye Marching Band!!!!