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  • MYP personal project vandalized, will return stronger

    MYP personal project vandalized, will return stronger

    Mackenzie Hora, Staff Writer

    September 18, 2018

    Personal projects have been at West since the school embraced the Middle-Years Program a few years back.  The International Baccalaureate program, which focuses on grades 6-10, uses the Personal Project as an opportunity for students to follow a passion on their path to becoming well-rounded individuals. Most...

    Madison Ewing's personal project artwork was recently vandalized. She plans on repainting the staff and installing plexiglass to make sure it sticks this time.

    Mackenzie Hora

  • Assistant principal holds high hopes

    Assistant principal holds high hopes

    Hailey Ortega, Staff Writer

    September 10, 2018

    This year Greeley West welcomed new assistant principal Mr. Aaron Allen. He recently came from China with his family and has really enjoyed being here. So far he has been really impressed by how hard teachers work and how caring they are towards students. In addition, Allen has been impressed with...

    New Assistant Principal Mr. Aaron Allen works with Ms. Hannah Webster in his office. Allen is excited for the school year after his first two weeks.

    Hailey Ortega

  • Smile for the camera

    Smile for the camera

    Hailey Ortega, Staff Writer

    September 10, 2018

    This year Greeley West has made security a top priority and made many improvements to keep the school safe. 80 new cameras have been installed along with a new visitor ID system to keep the school a safer place and to help keep people who shouldn’t be at school out. Campus monitor Mr. Rudi Danford...

    A student walks outside of the 500 hallway on her way to class Friday afternoon in front of a security camera. Students will be on camera all day, each day as a new security measure.

    Hailey Ortega

  • Math teacher conquers 50 mile race in Mile High City

    Math teacher conquers 50 mile race in Mile High City

    Mackenzie Hora, Staff Writer

    September 10, 2018

    Greeley West math teacher Ms. Loni Harris endured a 50-mile course through Denver over labor day weekend and lived to tell the tale. Even more impressive: she did completed the trek in under 20 hours. Harris helped a team of five finish in third place at the GORUCK run, where participants are required...

    Ms. Loni Harris (second from the right) celebrates finishing her competition with her team.

  • New social studies teacher adjusts to West’s size, freshmen students

    New social studies teacher adjusts to West’s size, freshmen students

    Haylie Juhl, Staff Writer

    August 31, 2018

    Mr. Ryan Hilbig is a new social studies teacher from Cedaredge, Colorado. Greeley West is his third school in his eight years of teaching. At West, Hilbig teaches U.S. History to sophomores and Street Law to freshmen. He looks forward to facing a new challenge:  Hilbig has never taught freshmen before. ...

    Mr. Ryan Hilbig lectures to his Street Law students last week. Hilbig is one of the newest members of the West staff, after moving from the Western Slope this past summer.

    Haylie Juhl

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September 19, 2018

Despite data, college athletes should stick with playing for fun

May 14, 2018

Teachers deserve more from states

May 14, 2018

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Student council works to make West great

September 18, 2018

Yellow ribbons handed out last week

September 18, 2018

Freshman Pom follows sister’s path to Spartan Pride

August 31, 2018

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