West High School's Weekly Updates: May 9 - May 15
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Top Five for May 9 - May 15
1. AP Testing All Week see schedule below.
2. Senior Recognition Assembly 9:00am, Wednesday, May 11, Arganbright Auditorium
3. District Annual Art Reception 5-6pm, Wednesday, May 11, ESC, 1725 N. Dodge St.
4. Girls Soccer vs Waterloo East 5:00pm, Barker Soccer Field, Friday, May 13
5. PROM at the IMU 8-11pm, Saturday, May 14, (No tickets available at the door, must purchase at West High by end of school on Friday)
Bonus: Get Moving For Healthy Kids 5K walk/run, City High School, Sunday, May 15, Register at www.getmovingforhealthykids.org.
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The Yearbooks Have Arrived
The books were passed out after school on Thursday and Friday, but students who pre-ordered books can still pick up their copy in room 113.
Future Engineers Explore Careers in STEM
SSIKED Recognition Program Honors High Achievement
Over 200 people attended the annual SSIKED (Successful Student Inspired by Knowledge, Education and Diversity) Recognition Program on Friday, April 29. The program was kicked off by two speakers. Chad Simmons, CEO of Diversity Focus, and Prof. Juanita Limas from Kirkwood Community College, spoke to the audience about staying active in education and the community. Angela Mosley, also of Kirkwook Community College, spoke to the students as well, but she ended her words of wisdom with an inspired performance of Hero.
Ala Mohamed, Jade Merriwethe, Jilliam Baker and Sarah Ahmed gave a moving spoken recitation of Dylan Garity's poem, Rigged Game.
The following teachers were recognized for being voted Most Inspirational Teachers, West High students:
Marianne McGrane (9th grade)
Sakinah Ellickson (9 & 11 grade)
Karen Meyer & David McNair (10 grade)
& Jeff Conner (12 grader
And finally, the program recognized over 50 students for maintaining a GPA over 3.5 while at West High.
Seniors Graduate May 22
Human Right Commission Honors Two
To hear Hiba and Nada discuss their work as co-presidents of SSIKED, click on this link to a recent podcast with Dr. Shoultz and next year's president, Antionio Clipperton.
iJAG Students Bring Home Hardware
iJAG held its 17th Annual Career Development Conference on May 3rd. This day is full of competitive events in order to showcase student skills as they prepare to enter the world after high school graduation. Iowa City West brought home five medals.
· Suha Suleman, 6th Place in the Cover Design Contest
· Nancy El-Sheikh, 2nd Place Team in the Junk Game
· Gwen Jambor, 3rd Place Team in the Junk Game
· Austin Moore-Praska, 2nd Place Team in the Business Math Challege
· Dhamani Stevens, 2nd Place in the STEAM Banner Presentation
West also got third (out of 30 schools) for the Most Professional School. This is determined based on the scores from the events throughout the day, but also on professional attire and behavior.
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Two New Offerings at West High for the 2016-17 School Year.
Partnerships with both the University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College have yielded two new course offerings for next year. Students can earn both high school and college credit for these courses. If enrollment allows, both courses will be offered as a "zero hour" option, which means they will be taught before the first period, approximately 7:55--8:45 am.
Beginning Chinese will be offered as a Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) to qualifying juniors and seniors. This class will be taught by the University of Iowa's Department of Asian and Slavic Languages. According to the University of Iowa course catalog, this is the first course of a 4-course series of beginning Chinese offered through The Confucius Institute at The University of Iowa and designed for students who have little or no Chinese language background. The purpose of this course is to lay groundwork for the study of modern Chinese. The course will provide instruction in all four language skills of aurally understanding, speaking, reading, and writing.
How College Works is offered by Kirkwood Community College and it is geared to students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college or students who are otherwise wishing to learn about how to do college. How College Works explores students' individual strengths and life and vocational goals. Students taking this course will examine college study skills, including goal-setting, time management, note-taking and test taking strategies. The course will also highlight aspects of personal responsibility such as self-advocacy, communicating with professors, social media awareness, physical and mental wellness, gender violence prevention, leadership and student involvement.
Students interested in either of these courses should visit with a counselor as soon as possible, but no later than April 29.
WHS Summer Athletic Camps Open for Registration
Coaches are now preparing for West High Summer Athletic Camps. Camps will occur throughout the summer so use this link to learn about times, dates and locations. Don't get left behind, sign up today. http://www.icwestsportscamps.com/