• From College Softball to Special Ed

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    Mrs. Tripp joins team of teachers Two dreams. One future that could support both of them. And countless hours of work ahead. Mrs. Kelly Tripp arrives at her first year of teaching with a degree and a D1 softball experience under her belt, still not ready to meet her limits.   “I started playing softball as […]

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  • New computer science teacher comes to West Side

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    At West Side High School in the 2021-2022 year, we got several new teachers. They all taught various subjects; Math, English, PE, Computer Science. At the school, computer science is taught by Mr. Woodard. It is his first year here, and there have definitely been changes. “I would say West Side is larger because before […]

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  • Speak Of The Devil Ep:1

    Monday, October 11, 2021

    By Will Sautter, Tori Wood, Cooper Kitchel, Carson Kitchel, Drew Folkers The hit video podcast series is back! In this episode we focus on student athletes and the colleges they are attending. The students interviewed in today’s episode are: Aidan William, Kylie Reif, and Mo.  

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  • Dr. McKee Moves to West Side

    Monday, October 11, 2021

    The ‘21-‘22 school year has seen a lot of new teachers, and one particular teacher is Dr. Ricki McKee, who teaches Probability and Statistics/Trigonometry, Algebra II Honors, and Math 7.    McKee attended college at Purdue University where she gained her PhD in mathematics and Education. “I started out in pre-pharmacy school at Purdue, and […]

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  • Math Never Changes

    Monday, October 11, 2021

    When Mrs. Katrina Elliott was a young girl, she used to set up her dolls and stuffed animals like students and pretend that she was teaching them.  ¨I can’t remember a time of being little and not wanting to be a teacher,¨ she recalled. Mrs. Elliot, who joined West Side this year, teaches seventh grade […]

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Oct
19

From College Softball to Special Ed

Mrs. Tripp joins team of teachers Two dreams. One future that could support both of them. And countless hours of work ahead. Mrs. Kelly Tripp arrives at her first year of teaching with a degree and a D1 softball experience under her belt, still not ready to meet her limits.   “I started playing softball as […]

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Oct
19

New computer science teacher comes to West Side

At West Side High School in the 2021-2022 year, we got several new teachers. They all taught various subjects; Math, English, PE, Computer Science. At the school, computer science is taught by Mr. Woodard. It is his first year here, and there have definitely been changes. “I would say West Side is larger because before […]

Read More
Oct
11

Speak Of The Devil Ep:1

By Will Sautter, Tori Wood, Cooper Kitchel, Carson Kitchel, Drew Folkers The hit video podcast series is back! In this episode we focus on student athletes and the colleges they are attending. The students interviewed in today’s episode are: Aidan William, Kylie Reif, and Mo.  

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Oct
11

First Year Fears

Mrs.Passmore experiences her first ever year teaching at a new school This year is not just a new school or new building, but rather a brand new experience for first year teacher Mrs. Haylie Passmore. University of Southern Indiana graduate, Mrs. Passmore is the school’s new geometry teacher. Although she enjoys doing all sorts of […]

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Oct
11

Dr. McKee Moves to West Side

The ‘21-‘22 school year has seen a lot of new teachers, and one particular teacher is Dr. Ricki McKee, who teaches Probability and Statistics/Trigonometry, Algebra II Honors, and Math 7.    McKee attended college at Purdue University where she gained her PhD in mathematics and Education. “I started out in pre-pharmacy school at Purdue, and […]

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Oct
11

Math Never Changes

When Mrs. Katrina Elliott was a young girl, she used to set up her dolls and stuffed animals like students and pretend that she was teaching them.  ¨I can’t remember a time of being little and not wanting to be a teacher,¨ she recalled. Mrs. Elliot, who joined West Side this year, teaches seventh grade […]

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Oct
11

Mr. Marsh Ready For New Beginnings

From the fields of Benton Central to the bustling streets of Purdue University and West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School, Tyler Marsh is in a new job. Mr. Marsh, though, isn’t a complete newcomer to the community. He went to Purdue and graduated with a degree in math education in 2011.  Marsh’s teaching and coaching career […]

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Oct
11

New music teacher hoping to get back on tempo after virus

COVID-19 is playing second fiddle to the West Lafayette band program with the hiring of experienced band teacher Kelso Daning. Before Daning became a band teacher, however, he spent four years at St. Joseph college. “I went to St. Joe in Rensselaer,” Mr. Daning said. “It was an old college that got shut down.” As […]

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Oct
11

Teaching with Faith

Mr. Bapin introduces French to new students through lecture.     Mr. Abdulai Bapin began his teaching this August. He teaches in the World Language department, specifically teaching French. Before his first year here, Bapin had already taught French for 25 years. He started in Ghana, where he taught for eight years. He then arrived […]

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Sep
23

A Change of Pace

New Head Coach Joins the Red Devils By: Sadie Alge and Meredith Carnahan A team is only as strong as its weakest link, and the West Side boys basketball team can’t afford to have any of those. Luckily for them, Jacob Van Arsdel, the new head coach, is stepping up to ensure the players are […]

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