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  • Flu Vaccine Clinics

    The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will hold flu vaccine clinics in our schools. Check out the schedule to find out when the vaccine clinic is at your school!

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  • District Announces 2023 National Merit Semifinalists

    Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of the Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The Iowa City Community School District congratulates the following seniors in the District who have earned this honor.

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  • Meet Our New Administators!

    Meet our new administrators for the 2022-2023 school year, and learn more about their goals for their new role and some fun facts about them!

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  • Staff Feature: Student and Family Advocates

    There are 32 Student and Family Advocates (SFA) in our District, who support students and the adults in charge of them. Meet four of these SFAs working every day to not only meet those needs but to meet them head-on.

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  • Update on Free Meal Program

    We would like to share information with you regarding meal costs for the 2022-23 school year, including the end of the government-funded free meal program and summer meals.

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  • Students Navigate Emotions and Stress with the NESTT

    City High created a centralized space for students who are experiencing mental health needs. This space is called the NESTT, which opened in January 2021. Learn more about the NESTT, its development, and what the future holds.

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Principal's Message

  • 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 our 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 Main Office, and I can be reached at (319) 688-1050 or by email at gross.mitch@iowacityschools.org. The main office, phone number (319) 688-1050, also houses Assistant Principals Jenny Eustice, Maureen Head and Molly Abraham. They have a great track record supporting students, parents, and teachers. Athletic Director, Craig Huegel, can be reached at (319) 688-1055 for any questions involving our extracurricular programs.

    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

    Mitch Gross, Principal
    (319) 688-1050
    gross.mitch@iowacityschools.org

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