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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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  • Registration Information for the 2019-20 School Year

    In preparation for the first day of classes on Friday, August 23, e-Registration will be open for the 2019/20 school year beginning Thursday, August 1. Once registration is open, parents and guardians can log into their PowerSchool account to complete the e-Registration process by using the following link...

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  • Iowa Central School Bus Open House

    Is your student riding the bus this year? Are they (or you!) a little nervous? Are you interested in seeing the brand new fleet of buses for yourself? Do you have questions about school bus safety, or learning more about Iowa Central School Bus - Iowa City, the Iowa City Community School District's new school bus transportation provider?

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  • School Board Election Information

    The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors has four (4) seats up for election on November 5, 2019. Nominations for open seats can be filed between August 26, 2019 and September 19, 2019. The deadline to file is 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

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  • Summer Food Service Program

    The Iowa City School District and the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County are participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. Read on for dates, times, locations, and eligibility requirements.

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  • 2019 Summer Reading Resources

    District teacher librarians have compiled a great list of resources for summer reading! From recommended book lists by grade level and links to online books, to area library reading programs, free bus ride to the library, and the current location of the bookmobile, this newsletter has it all.

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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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