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Botany students show off their green thumbs

W.F. West students are showing off their green thumbs as part of the school’s Botany class, where they are learning the various aspects of planting, growing and caring for a crop of spring flowers and plants as well as how these skills may translate into a future job. Taught by Kyla Bailey, the class is [...]

Botany students show off their green thumbs2019-04-30T13:46:38-08:00

Marine biology students visit Point Grenville tide pools

Juniors and seniors in Gena Dalan’s Marine Biology class participated in a special learning experience with a field trip to explore tide pools at Point Grenville. The field trip was led by Scott Mazzone, marine fish and shellfish biologist who works through the Quinault Indian Nation. For the past six years, Scott has presented to [...]

Marine biology students visit Point Grenville tide pools2019-04-24T15:18:40-08:00

Career and Technical courses help students gain employment skills

W.F. West high school students are gaining employability skills that can help them transition to the next step after high school, whether that is a job or further education and training. One example of this is the school’s welding program, which allows students to try several types of welding and even earn college credit or [...]

Career and Technical courses help students gain employment skills2019-04-24T14:39:10-08:00

Medical terminology class helps prepare students for healthcare careers

W.F. West High School students are gaining skills that will lead them to a career in the medical field thanks to a medical terminology class taught by Josh Petersen. Petersen, who is also the school’s athletic trainer, is teaching the new class which enables students to earn dual credit. This means that students earn credit [...]

Medical terminology class helps prepare students for healthcare careers2019-03-13T13:49:41-08:00

W.F. West student serves as page in the House of Representatives

Curtice Gordon, a junior from W.F. West High School, traveled to Olympia recently to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 19th District Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen. “I learned a lot,” said Curtice. “It’s really eye-opening to see the legislative process and watch proposed laws being debated. [...]

W.F. West student serves as page in the House of Representatives2019-02-06T15:01:53-08:00

Cong. Herrera Beutler visits as students get a science boost from UW Medicine Researchers in Summer STEM Program

More than 40 researchers and UW Medicine volunteers representing 19 labs gave aspiring Lewis County high school students a glimpse into the world of cutting-edge  biomedical research in August at a STEM Camp held at W.F. West High School and in UW Medicine labs in Seattle. The camp is funded by the Chehalis Foundation. In [...]

Cong. Herrera Beutler visits as students get a science boost from UW Medicine Researchers in Summer STEM Program2018-08-14T14:30:33-08:00

W.F. West graduate creates one-of-a-kind artwork for school

W.F. West Class of 1963 graduate Jerry Spady has made a special contribution to the school and students in the form of an original work of art. Entitled, “Homage to the Sciences,” the large sculpture includes detailed components from Biology, Genetics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Molecular Genetics, Earth, and Space sciences. Spady was inspired to create [...]

W.F. West graduate creates one-of-a-kind artwork for school2018-07-11T14:12:12-08:00

W.F. West students tour colleges

Approximately 200 students visited college campuses on Wednesday October 11. W.F. West juniors and seniors were given the opportunity to attend one of six different college tours: Bates Technical College WSU-Vancouver Central Washington University Univeristy of Puget Sound Western Washington University University of Washington (Seattle Campus) The tours are part of Chehalis School District's efforts [...]

W.F. West students tour colleges2017-10-17T12:28:33-08:00