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The Westwind

AWest is about to get a lot more a’track’tive

Caitlin Danborn, Reporter

October 31

Filed under News, Sports

The current track at Arvada West High School is fifty-three years old--literally as old as the school--and is only one lane, made of rock, gravel, and cinder. However, the Friends of the Wildcats Foundation is working to change that. The Friends of the W...

Q & A: PARCC Assessment 101 with Principal Bishop

Ayame Castro, Reporter

March 17

Filed under News

WW: Are students able to opt out of PARCC testing?  PB: Opting out of state mandated assessments is not allowed. There is specific state legislation that requires students and parents to participate in this educational...

Out with the old and in with the new: A new way of evaluating our students

Scott Kordziel, Editor

February 13

Filed under News

   Not only will parents and students be awaiting changes within the Jefferson County Public Schools District, they will need to be on the lookout for nationwide curriculum adjustments. As of August 20, 2012, Colorado joined as th...

School board changes are blooming

Scott Kordziel, Reporter

January 23

Filed under News

   There was a major shift of power and philosophy in Jefferson county. The new school board brings in a  new agenda that is different than the current one. John Newkirk, Ken Witt, and Julie Williams all won seats in the schoo...

From “Must See” to “Turn off the TV”: NoBody Cares about NBC Thursdays

Louis Herrera, Editor

January 23

Filed under News

   “Oh, how the mediocre have fallen.” This quote from a character on “The Office,” NBC’s last true Thursday night hit, sums up the position in which the network currently finds itself. Its Thursday night comedy line-...

Star Wars episode VII: strikes back

Louis Herrera, Editor

January 23

Filed under News, Uncategorized

   Star Wars Episode VII has had somewhat of a troubled production thus far. Ever since it was announced by Lucas film (now owned by Disney) earlier this year, anticipation has been rampant among the franchise’s many fans. A...

Arvada West’s elite choirs go to choral celebration

Michaela Cameron, Reporter

November 14

Filed under News

   On Friday November 8, over 30 top choral programs in the state of Colorado gathered in  the heart of Denver for a special event known as the Metro Choral Celebration. This respected festival included two of Arvada West...

Fishing frenzy

Baylee Blair, Reporter

November 12

Filed under News

  On September 26, 2013, two professional fisherman, Frank Villa and Curtis Welch, visited Arvada West. They both have been to nationals many times and they fish in tournaments about two to three times a month. They talked ...

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