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    1. 1. Girls Varsity Track Meet vs Burlington, Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Muscatine, Prairie, Xavier & City High on Tuesday, March 28th at WHS at 4:30pm
    2. WHS Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 29th in the Auditorium Lobby 11am-4pm
    3. Last Day To Drop Classes is Wednesday, March 29th
    4. Girls Varsity Tennis vs North Scott on Thursday, March 30th at WHS Tennis Courts at 4pm
    5. College Event Night-Wednesday, March 30th
      • Selective College Presentation 5:15pm-6:15pm in the Little Theatre
      • College Fair 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Cafeteria
      • College Planning Night 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Little Theatre
    6. Boys Varsity Tennis Duals Meet vs Dowling Catholic, Linn-Mar & Waukee on Saturday, April 1st at the University of Iowa Tennis Complex at 9am


  • New 12th Grade Immunization Requirement

    Per Iowa law, at the start of the 2017-18 school year, 12th grade students born after September 15, 1999, will be REQUIRED to have at least one meningococcal vaccine (to prevent meningitis, a bacteria that infects the brain, blood and spinal cord).

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  • Message to the Community

    This weekend, much of the world’s attention was focused on an effort by the federal government to impose restrictions on the ability of immigrants and refugees to come to the United States. From protestors at airports and on the streets to lawyers and judges in courtrooms, there was a swift reaction by many in support of immigrants and refugees.

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  • Postsecondary Readiness Reports

    There is a new state resource that provides comprehensive information on student postsecondary enrollment and preparedness that can be connected to every public high school in Iowa. A new web-based tool called the Postsecondary Readiness Reports provides a snapshot of every Iowa public high school in relation to its graduates’ enrollment in colleges and universities, remedial course-taking rates, and postsecondary retention and completion rates. These rates are available statewide and by Iowa high school.

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  • Liberty High Course Offerings Announced

    The Iowa City Community School District is excited to announce the course offerings, as well as the co-curricular and extra-curricular offerings, for the 2017-2018 school year at Liberty High School.

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Principal's Message

  • Gregg Shoultz West High has been a dynamic institution since opening in 1968, and I am very pleased to be part of the tradition of excellence
    that has been built here. This year we are expecting our biggest student body ever--2008 students as we start the year. To meet the challenge of educating over 2000 students, we have a fantastic group of teachers, administrators, secretaries, paraprofessionals, custodians and kitchen workers that number nearly 200 strong. 

    The administrative team is an outstanding one. My office is located in the West Wing, and I can be reached at 688-1090 or by email at shoultz.gregg@iowacityschools.org. The main office, phone number 688-1050, houses Assistant Principals Molly Abraham and Luke DeVries, and they have a great track record supporting students, parents and teachers. Ms. Abraham specializes in special programs while Mr. DeVries coordinates many academic programs including acting as our liaison with the Kirkwood Regional Center on the U of Iowa Campus. Athletic Director Craig Huegel can be reached at 688-1055 for any questions involving our extra-curricular programs. Dean Maria Martin works with me in the West Wing Office, and she works primarily with underclassmen; and Dean Justin Colbert works with the upperclassmen. Rounding out the administrative team are Junior High AD and MTSS coordinator, Jeff Wieck and Career Center Coordinator Russ Johnson.


    • Challenge each student with a rigorous curriculum taught by a diverse, professional, and caring staff.
    • Maintain collaborative partnerships with our families and community.
    • Ensure students become responsible, independent learners capable of making informed decisions in a democratic and global community.

     Dr. Gregg Shoultz

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