The Weekly

West High School's Weekly Updates: February 8 - February 13

Kapoor and Termini Named to Robotics Dean's List

The West High Robotics team concluded their season this weekend. This hard working group competed against 25 other teams. Their task was to build and program a robot to perform various tasks in a specified field of play against three other robots.

The team was recognized for two different accomplishments. The team was awarded the Motivate Award for Community Outreach and two students were finalists to the Dean's List. Khushi Kapoor and Jared Termini will represent West High at individuals at the State Tournament. Congratulations to coach Dominic Ianonne and the rest of the team.

Stiles Wins Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award

Sheila Stiles has been named a national Gatorade & SSACT Athletic Trainer Award winner. SSACT, Secondary School Athletic’s Trainers Committee, is part of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. Sheila will be getting a trip to the National Convention and some fun Gatorade supplies for the school. For more details, follow the link:

Note from the Guidance Office

Attention seniors, please check the Diploma List posted in the main office window to ensure that we have the correct spelling of your name to be printed on your diploma and in the graduation program. The diploma list can also be found on the Guidance web site under the link for Graduation information.

Meetings for current sophomores and juniors interested in taking a PSEO course at UI next Fall will be held on Thursday, February 11th at the start of each period in the Guidance Office. Students must attend one of these meetings to obtain registration materials and review the registration process. If you have any questions regarding PSEO courses, please contact your child’s counselor at 688-1053.

This Week on WesTV

Live shows can be found on this page of the West website: 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 Wahlert, Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 pm.

High School Juniors: Become a College Prep Scholar

The College Prep Scholars Program was designed to give high-achieving, low-income juniors and early advantage in college admissions to top colleges.

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

PSAT Results To Be Distributed on February 9th

PSAT results will be distributed on Tuesday, February 9th in the Little Theatre at the beginning of periods 1, 2 and 3. Students must attend during one of the three periods. Distribution and a brief presentation will take approximately 20 minutes, then students will be sent back to class.

Additional information regarding PSAT results can be found here. If students or parents have any additional questions after the presentation, please contact the Guidance Office at 688-1053.

West Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

On Wednesday 8 students signed letter of intent to continue their athletic careers in college. Austin Miller and Spencer Wiskus will attend Kirkwood Community College and join the baseball team. J.D. Goodfellow will also attend Kirkwood Community College and play golf. Four girls will be continuing on in soccer, Katie Olson is headed to UNI, Claire McDonnell is going to Winona State, Payton Pottratz will play for ISU and Caitlyn Ryan will go to Waverly, Iowa to join the Wartburg team. Bryson Adcock will play football at Augustana College.

West Graduate Publishes Memoir/Cookbook

Sea and Smoke is a new memoir/cook book by West High graduate, Blaine Wetzel. Blanie graduated in 2005 and was a noted soccer player at West. Blaine pursued a career in the culinary arts and he has been collecting awards ever since. Blaine was a James Beard award winner in 2012 and in 2015 he was named Best Chef of the NW. Blaine lives on Lummi Island in Washington and he is co-owner and chef of the Willows Inn.

Swimmers Qualify for State

Congratulations to the West High Swim team for winning the district swim meet and qualifying in 10 of 11 events for next week's State Swim Meet in Marshaltown. The team won 8 events to win the meet by over 100 points. The Trojans qualified in all three relays and the following swimmers qualified individually: Oliver Martin, breast stroke, butterfly, Aidan Keen, 200 and 500 freestyle, Mark McGlaughlin, 200 IM and 100 freestyle, Will Scott, 50 and 100 freestyle and Lane Griffis, 500 freestyle. Good luck, gentlemen!

Show Choir Does Well at Competition in Lincoln

The West High Show Choirs concluded a successful but long trip to Lincoln, Nebraska last week. Showtime won their division, coming in first of 7 prep groups, while Good Time Company finished 2nd overall in the competitive varsity division. Noah Tiegs was named outstanding male soloist. Congratulations to both groups.
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