• The SEIBA Honor Band Festival will be held all day on Jan. 21

  • Girls basketball will play Cedar Rapids Prairie at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 20

  • Bowling will play CRX at 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 20

  • Parent teacher conferences will be held from 3:45-7 p.m. on Jan. 18

  • Boys basketball will play Bettendorf at 7:30, Jan. 17

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Join West Side Story

Do you want to be a part of the West Side StoryThere are two ways you can join:

1. Register for the yearlong English elective Foundations of Journalism (previously called Intro. to Newspaper/Yearbook) for next year. You receive English credit, and it is open to grades 9-12 (although seniors need instructor permission to register), and you will learn what you need to know to join a publications staff. You will try reporting, photography, graphic design, video/audio editing and other multimedia projects. At the end of the year, you will decide what aspect(s) of journalism you enjoy the most and apply for that job position on West Side Story print, website and/or broadcast staff or the Trojan Epic yearbook staff.
2. Although it’s rare and we give priority to students who take Intro. — sometimes experienced artists, videographers, business students or web programmers can skip Foundations and apply to join West Side Story print, web or broadcast staff.

Ready to apply to join the West Side Story staff?

-Check back here in March for 2017-2018 staff applications. Applications are due April 4 by 4 p.m., unless you are currently in Intro. to Newspaper; Intro. apps are due May 4.

-If you are a returning staff member, you’ll need at least three staff members to complete this peer recommendation form.

-Want more information? Click here to read detailed West Side Story job descriptions, here to see awards and scholarships WSS staffers won or here to read about summer journalism camp opportunities.

Questions about West Side Story newspaper, website or broadcast? Contact Ms. Whittaker in room 109 or at Whittaker.Sarajane@iowacityschools.org. Questions about Trojan Epic yearbook? Contact Dr. Ordman in room 115.

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