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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

  • Portrait of a Graduate Design Team

    The Iowa City Community School District has joined forces with Battelle for Kids as we prepare to design our Portrait of a Graduate. Our Portrait of a Graduate is a collective vision that articulates our community’s aspirations for all of our students and helps to shape the future direction of our schools. This approach involves the entire school community—educators in partnership with students, parents, businesses, and others—to make 21st century learning a reality for all students.

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  • Teacher Job Fair

    Calling all aspiring teachers! The Iowa City Community School District will be hosting a Teacher Job Fair on Tuesday, March 31. We are looking to hire daily substitute teachers, long-term substitute teachers, and individuals in high need areas such as Special Education, ELL, and more. The District will also be considering applicants for the 2020–21 school year.

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  • ICCSD Application Event

    The Iowa City Community School District is looking for excellent candidates for a variety of positions across our district. We will be holding an application event at North Central Junior High School from 5-7 pm on Thursday, March 26. At this event, individuals will have access to computers and internet services along with assistance with the online application process.

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  • Information on Coronavirus from Johnson Co. Public Health

    The Iowa City Community School District has been working closely with Johnson Co. Public Health (JCPH) in regards to the Coronavirus outbreak in China. JCPH reports that, at this time, the risk to Iowans from this virus remains very low. They have provided the following information for your reference.

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  • Annual Asbestos Notification

    The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires school districts to notify parents and staff of the district's asbestos program, locations of AHERA Management Plans, and schools where asbestos work has been performed.

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  • Final General Obligation Bond Sales

    On January 14, 2020, the District completed the sale of $65,925,000 of General Obligation Bonds Series 2020. This sale is the third and final sale of general obligation bonds from the September 12, 2017 bond referendum of $191,525,000 as approved by district voters.

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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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