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 […]

Seriously Speaking 2/27/14

If you had to rename the school mascot, what would you name it?    

New tech class comes to WL

Starting next year, the school will offer a new course called Computer Repair/Technical Support. This class is designed to fill a void in the technical education offered by this school, namely,  how to physically repair computers. The school board construction approval request describes the class this way: “Students could earn credit for learning how to work on […]

Who am I??? (Issue 4)

I was born on Jan. 6, 1975 in Indianapolis, IN. I went to Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. The most interesting places I have been to are England and Germany. I have two boys. I like to exercise, read, hike, and camp. I have worked 4 years in this building. I went to Anderson […]

New Teachers Flock to West Side


Who am I??? October 10, 2013

I was born in Iowa on December 3, 1982. I went to Camelback High School in Phoenix, AZ. The most interesting place I’ve been to is Pacos, TX. I got my bachelor’s at Arizona State University and masters at Northern Arizona University. The number one thing on my bucket list is to get a PhD […]

In-class movies educate

When a teacher pulls out the SmartBoard remote and queues up the projector, a wide variety of responses can be seen from the students. Some students pump their fists into the air and yell “YES!”, while others groan and roll their eyes, and still others pull on their hoodies and prepare for a 50 minute […]

Are we prepared for college?

Ranked second in the state, our school has a lot of confidence in the way we  prepare students for college. Does West Side live up to its great reputation? We asked West Side alumni from a variety of colleges and teachers for their opinions. Sameer Mishra ’12, a valedictorian last year at West Side,  attends the Ivy League School, Columbia University. […]

Teachers with guns?

In light of the recent shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the National Rifle Association has made a shocking suggestion: to protect our students, we should arm our teachers. The staff of The Scarlette feels that this idea is completely inappropriate; however, we do agree that our school and students in particular do not know […]

Who Am I?

I was born on May 7, 1977 in Danville, Illinois. I have also lived in Greensboro, North Carolina and Hillsboro, Indiana, and I have lived in West Lafayette for 10 years. I have two sisters, one brother, and I am the youngest by 12 years. I attended Elon University for undergrad school, Purdue for graduate, […]

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