West High School's Weekly Updates: January 10 - January 17
Mock Accident Provides Sobering Lesson
Local community partners include West High SADD, the IC Police Department, ASAP Towing, Kalona Funeral Home, and AT&T. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration 2013 report, teen drivers have the largest population of drivers whom were distracted. Twenty seven percent of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes were in their twenties, and ten percent of drivers of all ages under the age of twenty involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash (2013). Check out the story in the press-citizen here and the by KCRG here.
Parent-Teacher Conferences/Midterm Grade Reports This Week
PSAT Scores Available
PSAT scores have been available online since Thursday, January 7th and can be accessed at this website: studentscores.collegeboard.org.
If a student already has a CollegeBoard account, they will need to use the same log-in. If a student does not have a CollegeBoard account, they will need to create one.
Schools have not yet received paper score reports; those are set to arrive by the end of January. The guidance office will be distributing paper score reports, along with PSAT test books, sometime in February. At that time the guidance office will also present information on how to interpret scores.
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor at (319)688-1053.
West High Debaters Finish 2nd at State Tournament; Team 3rd Overall
Yearbook Calls for Senior Photos
Senior photos for the yearbook are due in the main office by Tuesday Jan. 19, which is the day after Martin Luther King Day. Please be sure to drop off a wallet-size print in the main office by that date. Print your name on an envelope with the photo inside.
The photo needs to be wallet-size and vertical in proportion. It can be color or black and white. A head shot or a head-and-shoulders shot works best. The yearbook will not include photos from a home printer because they reproduce poorly. Either use a professional photographer or a photo retailer to print the photo.
West High Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.
Here is a list of the events on Friday at West High:
Period 1--All school video on labels and stereotypes featuring West High staff and students
Period 3--Prof. Michael Hill will be a guest speaker in the main auditorium
Period 5--A Time for Justice--America's Civil Rights Movement, Little Theater
Period 6--Mighty Times--The Children's March--Little Theater
Period 7--Selma, The Bridge to the Ballot--Little Theater
3:00--All School Video featuring a spoken word performance by Ala Mohamed
Student Produced Innovative Theatre (SPIT) Productions
Thursday, Jan. 14th, 7pm
West High School Little Theater
West High Poms Keep Winning
American Computer Science League Contest Results
The week of Dec. 14 – 18 was the first of four American Computer Science League contest weeks. In these International contests, each participant can score up to 10 points. They can earn up to 5 points for successfully completing a programming challenge and up to 5 points for correctly answering questions on a quiz. The topics on this first quiz were Recursive Functions, Computer Number Systems, and Assembly Language. The sum of the top 3 scores at each high school represents the team score.
Here at West we had 3 students score perfect 10’s so our team score was a perfect 30 points. The names of our top scorers are listed below:
Kevin Liu Sophomore 10 points
Casey McClenathan Junior 10 “
Jiahua Zhang Senior 10 “
Frances Dai Freshman 8 “
Walt Wang Senior 7 “
Ian Pope Senior 7 “
Lydia Guo Freshman 6 “
You can find out more about these contests at acsl.org. West is in the Senior 3 Division.
WesTV Covers Varsity Sports and Concerts on The Cube
Varsity Girls vs. Dubuque Walhert, Tuesday, Jan. 12--https://thecube.com/e/593888
Men's Choir Concert, Wednesday, Jan. 13--http://thecube.com/e/595131
Varsity Wresting vs. CR Washington, Jan. 14--https://thecube.com/e/593890
Varsity Boy BB vs. Linn-Mar, Jan. 15--https://thecube.com/e/593890
For a complete listing of competitions from freshman to varsity, go to rschooltoday.com.