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!
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Jason Franzenburg, a technology education teacher at West, was presented with a 2015 STEM Education Award for Inspired Teaching by the Governor’s 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.
Davenport West’s Girls’ Basketball Team supported Iowa Women’s Hawkeyes Basketball Team on Pink Out Night as they defeated Wisconsin 78-74.
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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.
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.