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  • ALICE Training Opportunity

    The Iowa City Police Department (ICPD), in partnership with the Iowa City Community School District, will conduct voluntary ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training for parents, as well as students in junior high and high school. ALICE Training provides preparation for individuals to effectively react during an aggressive intruder or active shooter situation.

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  • Get Moving for Healthy Kids Annual 5K and Youth Track & Field Events

    Join race ambassador Tim Dwight and Herky for this year's Get Moving for Healthy Kids walk/run on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at City High School. Get Moving for Healthy Kids is the annual walk/run event with a dual purpose — as its name implies. The event promotes and supports Healthy Kids Community Care, our area school-based health clinics. These clinics provide basic health care for children without adequate access to the health care most of us take for granted. The second purpose is to promote activity and exercise for our children (and adults too!).

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  • 1st Annual RUN CRANDIC, Sunday, April 29

    The community is invited to participate in the 1st Annual RUN CRANDIC on Sunday, April 29th, 2018. Choose the 5K, half marathon, or marathon between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. All proceeds from this race will benefit the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids community school districts.

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  • 2017-18 District Calendar Update

    As a reminder, this year there were hours built into the District calendar to accommodate potential inclement weather. Due to this, there will not be a need to make up the snow day that occurred on February 9, 2018. As it stands, the last day of school for the 2017-2018 school year is May 30, 2018. To view the full District calendar, please visit www.IowaCitySchools.org/Calendars.

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  • Movie about West High volleyball’s “miracle season” tells story of tragedy and triumph

    The Miracle Season, a feature-length film based in Iowa City, opens in theaters on April 6. Staring Oscar winners Helen Hunt and William Hurt, the film tells the true story of the Iowa City West High girls volleyball team following the tragic death of teammate Caroline Found in 2011. Inspired by Caroline’s life, the Women of Troy adopted the motto “Live Like Line” and went on to win the Class 4A state championship that year.

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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—2,008 students as we start the year. To meet the challenge of educating more than 2,000 students, we have a fantastic group of teachers, administrators, secretaries, paraprofessionals, custodians, and kitchen workers who 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 (319) 688-1090 or by email at shoultz.gregg@iowacityschools.org. The main office, phone number (319) 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 University of Iowa Campus. Athletic Director Craig Huegel can be reached at (319) 688-1055 for any questions involving our extracurricular 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.

    OUR MISSION

    • 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
    Principal
    shoultz.gregg@iowacityschools.org

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