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  • WHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert Dec. 12

  • Wrestling meet at Linn-Mar High School Dec. 13

  • Girls and boys bowling doubleheader against Kennedy on Dec. 14

  • Girls and boys basketball doubleheader at Linn-Mar High School on Dec. 14

  • Boys swimming meet at Mercer Park Aquatic Center on Dec. 15

Redistricting roundup

Redistricting roundup

Eleanor

September 10, 2011


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  At a time when no one can seem to agree about the future of the Iowa City Community School District, there was relatively little contention at the forum held Sept. 8 from 7-9 p.m. for the candidates running for the ICCSD School Board. The forum focused on redistricting, and was the final public ...

Reichonomics

Reichonomics

Eleanor

September 7, 2011


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Robert Reich accepts a medal honoring him as the 2010-2011 Distinguished Lecturer in the University of Iowa Lecture Series Robert Reich is just another Washington bureaucrat talking about the economy and jobs. Except that he is one of the best bureaucrats and most acclaimed political ...

Bridget Novak wins first in state for editorial cartoon

Bridget Novak wins first in state for editorial cartoon

May 24, 2011


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West Side Story art editor Bridget Novak '11 won best in the state for her editorial cartoon "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor" for Class B schools today. Eric Moore of Pella High School won for Class A schools. The Iowa High School Press Association announced winners for this year’s editorial...

Social studies dept. adds new program

May 17, 2011


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By John Alatalo Students interested in social studies will have yet another option this August. Beginning next year, the new Historical Collective group will be a part of the National History Day program. Students in the Historian Collective will research a historical figure or event and have the option of pres...

Documentary about the ICCSD budget cuts

April 25, 2011


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A group of students created a documentary in response to the proposed budget cuts in the school district. Watch it here:

Teachers, students to rally against staffing cuts, potential teacher layoffs

Teachers, students to rally against staffing cuts, potential teacher layoffs

April 18, 2011


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The ICCSD is facing serious cuts in staffing and potential teacher layoffs. Voice your concern to the school board and state legislators by attending a rally tonight at 5-5:30 at the corner of S. Clinton and Harrison streets (opposite the Post Office) in Iowa City.

Watch Robotics competition live online today

Watch Robotics competition live online today

March 11, 2011


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The F.I.R.S.T Robotics Team (#167) is competing in Milwaukee today and tomorrow. Watch the live Webcast here. Team 167 Match Times: 10:39 am 11:15 am 11:51 am 2:15 pm 2:50 pm 3:38 pm 4:36 pm Find out match results here. West Robotics Students: Alex Kaaret Jackson Cameron Sydney Beaurivage Ben Sheff Ray Ockenfels Brad O...

Jazz Ensemble participates in Urbandale Jazz Colloquium

Elizabeth Lin

February 8, 2011


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This Saturday, West High's Jazz Ensemble woke up bright and early for a trip to Urbandale High School. The Urbandale Jazz Colloquium is an event that features a number of high school jazz bands from around Iowa. Each jazz band gets the chance to listen to other high school bands, perform on stage and h...

Teacher diaries

Teacher diaries

Elizabeth Lin

December 16, 2010


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West High teachers shared their childhood diaries. “I wish that i could have kept writing for longer. My stories are so scrumptious, I was such a little dweeb” said Margaret Shullaw, English teacher. The extended diary entry of Carolyn Walling, chemistry teacher. More photos of Walling's chi...

Behind the veil video interviews

December 13, 2010


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The WSS held video interviews with some of West High's students. What are your experiences while wearing the Hijab? What have people's reactions been like and how has it affected your Along - conditioned smell buy cialis for daily use slide great Serum. For neptun-digital.com ortho tri cyclen with...

West High participates in All-State Music Festival

Elizabeth Lin

November 22, 2010


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This weekend, more than sixty West High musicians participated in the All-State Iowa Music Festival in Ames.  The All-State band featured conductor Dr. Myron Welch, a retired Director of Bands at the University of Iowa.  His energy and humor translated throughout the band.  At one point, Welch w...

Music Auxiliary Car Wash Saturday

Elizabeth Lin

October 8, 2010


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The Iowa City Music Auxiliary will be hosting a car wash on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various locations around town.  This annual car wash and fundraiser supports music programs in the Iowa City Community School District. “The Music Auxiliary car wash generates about 25% of the bud...

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