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  • Use of “Iowa City West High School” Title/Name

    Over the past decade we have experienced an increasing number of “outside of school” athletic and activity clubs who refer to their team or group as Iowa City West High School team players. At times this has occurred with our tacit approval, and other times not. Due to our desire to maintain a close accounting of the use of our school title/name, i.e., fundraising and related issues, we will no longer approve any use of Iowa City West High School for outside group team names or titles. Iowa City West High School will only be used to refer to those teams and activities that are directly supported and sponsored by the Iowa City School District.

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District News

  • Message to Families

    Today, we have officially reached the unconventional end to this history-making school year. The circumstances over the last two and a half months were something we never could have predicted, and were certainly less than ideal; however, the incredible strength and resiliency of our community have become more apparent than ever. For this, we could not be more proud.

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  • Grab & Go Meal Program Summer Schedule

    We have a few updates to share regarding our Grab & Go meal service program. Since the beginning of our school closures in March, we have served over 250,000 free meals to local children and we are excited to announce that we will be able to continue providing meals to students beyond the end of the school year.

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  • High School Baseball and Softball Update

    As we have shared with you, following the recent proclamation by Governor Reynolds, Iowa City Community School District high schools (City High School, Liberty High School, and West High School) will participate in the baseball and softball seasons this summer. We are able to start practices on June 1, 2020, and the first games are slated for June 15, 2020. The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) has announced their game schedules for Sophomore and Varsity Baseball and Varsity Softball.

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  • Update on Summer Activities

    Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced that schools will be allowed to reopen certain school-sponsored activities beginning June 1, 2020. This includes high school baseball and softball. Per the Iowa Department of Education, first contests may occur as early as Monday, June 15, 2020. Given this announcement, some of our students and families have reached out with questions about how we will move forward.

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  • Update for Families

    We hope that this update finds you and your family well. On behalf of the entire Iowa City Community School District staff and Board of Directors, you remain in our thoughts and we continue to wish you good health throughout this uncertain time. Below you will find updates and information on multiple topics surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Please know that we continue to put the physical and mental wellness of our students, staff, and families first in our decision-making. We are here to support you in any way that we can; please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.

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  • Graduation Update

    We have decided to conduct graduation this year in a series of in-person, individual ceremonies at each high school. These will take place at City High, Liberty High, Tate High, and West High over the days of May 28, 29, and 30. This will allow us to limit the number of students present at one time, while providing the opportunity for each graduate to wear their cap and gown, walk across the stage to receive their diploma, and have a professional picture taken. This also allows for families to be a part of this individual ceremony with their students.

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Principal's Message

  • Gregg Shoultz

    2020 Niche Best Schools

    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. 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. This document will help you navigate the services at West, https://www.smore.com/ncsfz.

    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
    (319) 688-1050
    shoultz.gregg@iowacityschools.org

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