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Top Events for April 23--April 30

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    1. West High Year 49 and Beyond--A Presentation by Dr. Shoultz and ESC Administration, WHS Little Theater, Monday, April 24, 7:00 pm.
    2. Top 5 tennis match up! Boys Varsity Tennis vs Linn-Mar on Tuesday, April 25th at WHS Tennis Courts at 4:00pm
    3. Girls Varsity Soccer vs Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday, April 25th at WHS Soccer Complex at 6:45pm
    4. WHS Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, April 25th in Arganbright Auditorium at 7:30pm. Watch it from home here: https://livestream.com/WesTV/WHSOrchestra 
    5. Girls Varsity Golf on Wednesday, April 26th at Brown Deer Golf Course at 1:30pm
    6. Boys & Girls Varsity Track at the Drake Relays on Thursday, April 27th thru Saturday, April 29th at Drake Stadium in Des Moines
    7. Girls Varsity Soccer vs Cedar Falls on Thursday, April 27th at WHS Soccer Complex at 6:45pm
    8. Girls Varsity Tennis vs CR Washington on Saturday, April 29th at WHS Tennis Courts at 8:00am
    9. Girls Varsity Tennis vs CR Kennedy on Saturday, April 29th at WHS Tennis Courts at 12:00pm


  • Carver-Hawkeye Arena Accessibility Information for Upcoming Graduation Ceremonies

    The Iowa City Community School District has been notified by the University of Iowa that there will be limited access to the elevators at Carver-Hawkeye Arena during the upcoming graduation ceremonies for both West High School on Saturday, May 27th at 7:00pm and City High School on Sunday, May 28th at 1:00pm.

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  • 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 after the age of 16 (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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