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WHS proposes new AP courses, more post-secondary preparation

Posted November 20, 2019 District leaders have proposed new course registration recommendations for the 2020-2021 school year to strengthen secondary to post-secondary preparation. Among the proposals: the addition of two Advanced Placement courses, more internship opportunities and dual credit, registered apprenticeships and ACT preparation. Westside High School Principal Jay Opperman and District Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning Kim De La Cruz presented their recommendations to the Board of Education on November 19. Click here…

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Seven WHS Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Posted Nov. 11, 2019 Story by Jonathan Snover, WHS Sports Journalism Co-Editor-In-Chief Senior student athletes and their families, teachers and coaches gathered on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Guidance IMC to celebrate each respective athlete signing their National Letter of Intent. Here is what each athlete had to say about their commitment. Trevor Barajas: Baseball at Iowa Western Community College. “Baseball has always been my first love. It feels good to have the decision over…

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Superintendent And School Board Host Third “First Fridays Feedback” Meeting

Posted Nov. 8, 2019 Story by Ava Van Gelder, Westside Wired News Editor Westside School Board members and Superintendent Mike Lucas held their third “First Fridays Feedback” meeting on Friday, Nov. 1. During the meeting, Lucas discussed the School Board’s hard work for the district, a new student advisory board, internship programs as well as ACT preparation. Lucas began the meeting by thanking the school board for all the hard work they do and said…

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Westside Celebrates State Championships & All State Honors

Posted November 1, 2019 https://youtu.be/C15mpiQz9_8 Westside Community Schools continues a tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, and more! Please share and help us congratulate these exceptional students, graduates and educators! #WeAreWestside

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Students Take Part in Find Your Genius

Posted Nov. 1, 2019 Story written by Zev Gordman, WestsideWired Select WHS students participated in an activity called Find Your Genius during the week of Oct. 7 through Oct. 14. The idea of the competition is to solve real-world business problems and engage in career discovery and personal growth. Students invest two to three hours over a seven-day period and can choose to compete in one of three categories: “De-Re” Construct, Invent and Design/Build. Senior…

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Nov. 9 Craft and Vendor Fair Will Aid Girls Basketball

Posted Nov. 24, 2019 A craft and vendor fair with more than 100 vendors will take place at Westside High School, 8701 Pacific St., on Saturday, Nov.  9.  The event will benefit the girls basketball program. The admission cost to attend is $2.  The fair will open at 9 a.m. and run until 3 p.m.

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Principles of Engineering Students Build . . . Boats?

Posted Oct. 23, 2019 Story by Anavela Santos, Wired Staff Writer Westside High School’s Principles of Engineering class recently completed one of their annual assignments in which the students build and then test cardboard boats they have constructed. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the class as well as Engineering and Technology Instructor Paul Cross tested the boats in the high school’s pool. “We started working on these project the week of homecoming,” Cross said. “We built…

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VIDEO: Westside High Modular Scheduling

Posted October 16, 2019 Since 1967, Westside High School has used modular scheduling, which incorporates large group, small group, laboratory, and independent study mods of instruction. Westside High School is one of approximately 10 schools in the country that utilize this system of scheduling. This allows students to take more courses, have access to teachers throughout the school day, and provides students the opportunity to become independent and responsible learners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emj8goqba_U&t=14s

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Warrior Theatre to Present ‘9 to 5: the Musical’

Posted Oct. 11, 2019 The Westside stage will be alive with the styles of 1980 and the songs of Dolly Parton from Thursday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Oct. 20.  Warrior Theatre will present “9 to 5: the Musical.” The storyline — sick of their sexist boss, three office secretaries decide to take matters into their own hands. Starring Delaney Wetjen as Violet, Kelly Kroeger as Doralee, Hannah-Kate Kinney as Judy, Eliot Gray as Franklin Hart…

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High School Parent-Teacher Conferences Take Place Oct. 14 and 15

Posted Oct. 3, 2019 WHS Parent-Teacher conferences for the fall semester will take place Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14 and 15.  On both days, conferences run from 4 to 8 p.m. Teachers will be at tables either near the entrance of the high school or in the main gym.  Information on teacher locations will be available.

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