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The ten candidates running for the ICCSD School Board discuss their positions on redistricting in a public forum held at West High School Sept. 8.

Redistricting roundup

Eleanor September 10, 2011

  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...

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich speaks about the need for increased government spending and mitigation of growing wealth inequality on Sept. 7 as part of the University of Iowa Lecture Series.

Reichonomics

Eleanor September 7, 2011

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...

Bridget Novak wins first in state for editorial cartoon

Bridget Novak wins first in state for editorial cartoon

May 24, 2011

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...

Social studies dept. adds new program

May 17, 2011

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....

Documentary about the ICCSD budget cuts

April 25, 2011

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

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...

Watch Robotics competition live online today

Watch Robotics competition live online today

March 11, 2011

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...

Jazz Ensemble participates in Urbandale Jazz Colloquium

Elizabeth Lin February 8, 2011

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...

Teacher diaries

Teacher diaries

Elizabeth Lin December 16, 2010

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...

Behind the veil video interviews

December 13, 2010

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...

West High participates in All-State Music Festival

Elizabeth Lin November 22, 2010

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...

Music Auxiliary Car Wash Saturday

Elizabeth Lin October 8, 2010

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...

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