West High School's Weekly Updates: February 15 - February 21
West High Swimmers Cap off Season in Record Style
Mark McGlaughlin was named Outstanding Swimmer of the meet and the voting couldn't have been close. Mark first won the 200 IM, beating the previous best in the state by over 2 seconds. Next he won the 100 free, also setting a new state record. In the sprint relay, his lead-off 50 was clocked at 20.15 which is the fastest ever in Iowa.
Will Scott didn't miss out on record breaking swims either. His 20:29 in the 50 free was a new state record. He also finished 4th in the 100 free. He also anchored the record-setting 200 relay in an amazing 20:17.
Aidan Keen displayed amazing toughness in the distance events. He actually broke the state record in the 500 freestyle, but was out-touched by a fraction of a second and finished 2nd. His final 50 was pure grit. Aidan also finished 3rd in the 200 free.
Multiple sport athlete, Oliver Martin was also impressive. He won both of his individual heats and moved up to 8th place in both the 100 fly and 100 breast stroke. Oliver is also in the record books in the state tournament, as he has been a member of the fastest 200 medley relay (2015), 200 free relay (2016) and 400 free relay (2015).
Finally, a new crop of West swimmers also competed on Saturday. The medley relay team of Brennan Keen, Nassim Adu-Dagga, Ben Berhow, and Noah Bruns swam above their seeding, finishing 17th, while Lane Griffis competed very well in the 500 free, cutting his best time by over 2 seconds.
West High swimmers now own the all-time state records in 6 of the 11 events at the state meet. These swimmers leave quite a legacy when they go on to college. Best of luck to all for continued success.
Week End Update
The West Wrestling Team competed in the district wrestling meet on Saturday. Winners and runners-up qualify for this week's state wrestling meet. The Trojans qualified 5 wrestlers:
Hans vonRabenau (106)
Nelson Brands (138)
Carter Rohweder (160)
Nate Kelsay (170)
Donovan Doyle (195)
Congratulations to all the varsity wrestlers who competed on Saturday and best of luck in Des Moines this week.
Show Choir Competition Results
Both Showtime and Good Time Company competed in the Benton Community 'A Touch of Class' show choir competition this weekend. Showtime finished 2nd in the prep division. Good Time Company took home a bronze in the varsity division, with the band earning the award for Best Band. Congratulations to our outstanding musicians. The West High show choirs have placed at every competition they have competed in this year.
Silver Cord Changes
This Week on WesTV
Live shows can be found on this page of the West website: http://www.edline.net/pages/WestHighSchool/STUDENT/WesTV. Live shows can be viewed there along with links to the West Livestream page so you can always locate our archived shows.Tune in to the following event this week:
- Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Dubuque Hempstead, Thursday, February 18, 7:30 pm.
West High Show Choir “Swing Into Spring”
The West High show choirs will host the annual “Swing into Spring 2016” special event on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Show choirs will present two performances – a matinee at 2 p.m. as well as a 5:30 p.m. show at the West High Auditorium (2901 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City).
Both the matinee and evening shows will feature The Good Time Company, which is the premier show choir under the direction of Mr. David Haas, and West’s Showtime, the prep show choir directed by Mr. Jeff Knutson. In addition, the Northwest Jr. High Show Choir, under the direction of Jill Anderson, will perform at the 2:00 p.m. show. The North Central Jr. High Show Choir, directed by Diane Thayer, will perform at the 5:30 p.m. show.
Reserved seating is available for both shows. Tickets are available at West High during the following times:
Week of February 15-19
Tuesday, February 16 - 6:00-7:00 pm outside the choir room at West High
Friday, February 19 - 11-12:30 pm (in the West High commons area)
Week of February 22 to February 26
Wednesday, February 24 - (11-12:30 pm in the WHS commons area)
Friday, February 26 - (11-12:30 pm in the WHS commons area)
Day of Show, February 28
Sunday, February 28 - One hour prior to each show.
Ticket order questions, contact: Theresa Weeks or Kris Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission is $8 for the show. Please note that the school district family music passes are not accepted at this special event. Proceeds will benefit Iowa City vocal programs.
Notes from the Guidance Office
3rd trimester schedules: All students should start checking their 3rd tri schedules now on Powerschool. All schedule changes must be made before the start of 3rd tri. Counselors will not be making any schedule changes once the 3rd trimester begins on Friday, Feb. 26th.
2016-2017 Registration: The registration process for the 2016-17 school year begins on Friday, Feb. 26th. Current freshman, sophomores, and juniors will receive their registration forms on Feb. 26th and must have their online registration completed by Friday, March 4th. Counselors will be available in the Salinger Lab during all lunch periods on Wednesday and Thursday, March 2nd and 3rd to answer questions regarding the online procedure.
Finals Schedule Begins on Wednesday
Wednesday, February 17--English and World Language
Thursday, February 18--Social Studies and Science
Friday, February 19--Math and Practical Arts and Fine Arts
Monday, February 22--English and World Language
Tuesday, February 23--Social Studies and Science
Wednesday, February 24--Math and Practical Arts and Fine Arts
Hoover Uncommon Student Awards Available
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association in West Branch sponsors the award. The program identifies and honors up to 15 Iowa High School Juniors who propose and accomplish a project of their own choosing and design. The application postmark deadline is March 15, 2016.
Students are not evaluated on the basis of grades, test scores, or financial need. Applicants submit a proposal for a goal they want to accomplish. For application materials, visit http://www.hooverassociation.org.
High School Juniors: Become a College Prep Scholar
Who should apply?
High school juniors who:
-have strong academic records
-come from households earning less than $65,000 per year
-may be part of the first generation in their family to attend college
How to apply?
Fill out an online application
Apply by March 23, 2016