Safety is Key

Officer Miller keeps our school safe   Monitoring the entrances, roaming the halls, and checking the security cameras are a few of the responsibilities school safety officer Adam Miller has to do to keep the  school a safe place. When he’s not patrolling the school, he is a city of West Lafayette police officer. Working in […]

New Nurse Rolls Into West Side

It’s the middle of the school day and Anna Trautman doesn’t feel well, so  Mrs. Holderly takes her blood pressure and explains everything. In the end Anna was okay and got to return to class pain free. New nurse Mrs. Holderly has wanted to be a nurse since she was a young girl. When she was […]

Food for Thought

Meet new Food Service Director You might think that planning the meals for a total of ten schools isn’t easy. According to the new Food Services Director Courtney FitzSimons, you are most certainly correct. Courtney graduated from Ball State University and worked at the Anderson School District before coming to West Lafayette. She is married, […]

An Instructor’s Return to Teaching

As teachers welcomed new and old students to West Side this year, students did the same for many teachers. This school year has brought a great variety of new staff members. Mrs. Boyd is one of those. However, she has a little something that makes her special. Although she is a new teacher this year, […]


A teacher plays an important role in making sure students learn and live to their full potential. Mr. Josh Hembrough, health and PE teacher, was inspired by his middle school teacher, who was also his track coach, to become a positive influence for kids. Hembrough said, “I really liked how he taught the class and […]


Marine veteran and experienced band director Cory Chapman takes on teaching at West Side. As a high school student, Chapman played percussion in his school’s band, which made him want to pursue a career in band. “Music has an ability to reach everybody at a certain level and I want to be able to share […]

Abrams Makes the Long Haul

Mr Abrams is the new guy on site.  He is passionate about his profession and cares about the kids here. When asked what is his favorite thing about teaching here at West Lafayette, Mr. Abrams said, “The students. They are good kids and seem to value their education.” This is one of the main reasons […]

New FACS Faculty Excited for a New Year

“I have really enjoyed getting to know the students here with such a diverse population,” said new FACS teacher, Ms. Hart. After seven years at Rossville, she decided to return to the West Lafayette area, where she graduated from Purdue. She liked the area so much, she came back to teach here. “I took all […]

The Reappearing Act: Monsieur Tetrault Returns

New administrators, new teachers, new students. As the school year picks up speed, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of new faces roaming the halls this fall. A familiar face the school is thrilled to welcome back, however, is that of Michael Tetrault. Returning after a two-year break, Tetrault is here part-time teaching Exploratory […]

Transition To Teaching

New teacher and former journalist Mrs. Riley loving it here From copy editing and interviewing to leading a classroom, new teacher Mrs. Riley applies her journalistic writing skills to her new job teaching advanced composition and ENL. After high school, Mrs. Riley went to college for journalism. Following her graduation and undergraduate degree in journalism, […]

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