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  • District families gather for dinner

    District families gather for dinner

    Jana Datteri, Staff Writer

    November 20, 2017

    On Saturday November 11, the District 6 high schools, including Greeley West, organized a Thanksgiving dinner for families that are new to the United States. This event was held at Journey Church in Greeley. The whole event was held to show new families to the area what our Thanksgiving tradition is...

    District families wait patiently for dessert during the CLD Thanksgiving celebration.

  • City’s best orchestra students collaborate

    City’s best orchestra students collaborate

    Megan Battleson, Staff Writer

    November 20, 2017

    Missing class is usually a case of students avoiding a test or staying home sick, however Tuesday, nine West students spent their day with other high school musicians striving for musical excellence. Each year, middle and high schools in District 6 allow their string enthusiasts to become a part of...

    Riley Parham plays during the All-City Orchestra concert last week.

    Megan Battleson

  • Meeker moves into neighboring church after flood

    Meeker moves into neighboring church after flood

    Hailey Ortega, Staff Writer

    November 20, 2017

    On Sunday November 5, multiple water mains broke in Greeley. One of the places where the water main broke was at Meeker Elementary School. The water from it flooded the school that night leaving it with floor and walls destroyed and muddy water in almost every room. Due to the damage, students did...

    Meeker Elementary school first graders play at recess at Greeley Generations Church.

    Hailey Ortega

Administration announces finals schedule

Connor Fagan, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017No Comments

Last week, Greeley West administration released the schedule for finals on Monday, December 18 and Tuesday December 19. The schedule was sent to the staff and posted on the Greeley West website. Students will have four...

3A passes, changes will come to Greeley West

Ivanna Rizo, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017No Comments

On Tuesday November 7, Ballot Measure 3A passed in Greeley, leaving a big impact on Greeley West and the rest of District 6. 3A was a property tax increase where taxes on homes worth more than $200,000 will be raised by...

Open enrollment window opens

Jarod Clark, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017No Comments

Open enrollment for District 6 schools began on November 1. Students will be able to enroll until December 19. Although anyone can enroll at any school, enrollments will not be taken to schools that are already at capacity. There...

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Swim teams combine for super team

Jacelyn Hays, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017No Comments

The Greeley West girls swimming team is going into the season with heads high. This year’s team consists of 30 girls from Greeley West, Greeley Central, and Northridge High School. This is the first time that Greeley has...

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First snow emphasizes cultural differences

Idriss Siyat, Editorial Writer

November 20, 2017No Comments

In Kenya, it would take a miracle to witness snowfall. In fact, we only get to witness snowfall in movies. Living in Colorado, I heard “snow is knocking on the door.”...

Greeley needs to deal with homelessness

November 20, 2017

Proper integration of technology will help

November 20, 2017

Grow up and stop trick or treating

October 31, 2017

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West students ‘strengthen string culture’ at West

Megan Battleson, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017No Comments

On Tuesday November 7, Fraser Hall on the University of Northern Colorado campus was infested with teachers, students, family, and friends as the Campus String Orchestra performed their first concert as...

Catering class provides taco bar to teachers

November 9, 2017

It’s baaaaa-ck – Saturday school returns

November 9, 2017

West turns to Khan Academy test-taking skills

West turns to Khan Academy test-taking skills

November 9, 2017

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The student news site of Greeley West High School
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