The Westwind

Cross Country team wins big in Saturday meet

Jack Roberts, Sports Editor

September 1, 2017

Arvada West’s cross-country team placed first in both the men’s and women’s Cross Country races this Saturday, August 26 at the annual D’Evelyn Dash 5K race.   The meet was attended by over a thousand runners from 35 differe...

Are French and German obsolete?

Michael Cowden, Reporter

May 23, 2017

Are French And German Obsolete?   Out of the 6,500 existing, (some extinct) languages, only three are taught here at Arvada West High School. Evidently, there are many ways people communicate around the world. Some commonly...

Counting eggs before they hatch at A-West

Michael Cowden, Reporter

April 25, 2017

Arvada West offers a lot of classes, some more popular than others. One class that is growing in popularity among the students is the agriculture class, where baby chickens are currently hatching. “We had 18 eggs to start...

The ACT is out; the SAT is in

Caitlin Danborn, Assistant Editor

April 21, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11, the junior class of 2018 took the SAT, the first class to take the SAT as a state-mandated test since 2001. In 2015, Colorado lawmakers decided that the Colorado Department of Education needed to choose a new college entrance exam and a new ex...

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

Caitlin Danborn, Reporter

October 31, 2016

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, 2015

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, 2014

   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...