Zoom university: Freshmen share their experiences

Laying out her papers, freshman Allison VanValkenburgh does her homework. VanValkenburgh is getting used to switching over from paper to digital. “in normal school we would've had more paper assignments.and I learn and test the best on paper,” VanValkenburgh said. “With learning being 90% online, it's hard adjusting to the new norms and expectations.”
October 2, 2020

Virtual schooling has hit the mid quarter mark now, and the freshmen class has adjusted to their first weeks of high school, well actually, virtual school. From online PE to learning music through a screen,...

People of West: Bailey Goughenour

April 19, 2018
Junior Bailey Goughenour reflects on her development as an artist and how it made her who she is today.

Sophomore Brynn Haun elected to homecoming court

Being escorted by sophomore Walker Piles, sophomore Brynn Haun is given a standing ovation during the coronation ceremony.
October 16, 2017

The school community continues to support sophomore Brynn Haun in her fight against cancer by electing her to be a homecoming court maid. “It was really awesome to see her [at homecoming], and it...

Throwback Thursday : Allison Privitt

Privett poses in a garden for her senior pictures.
May 4, 2017

Pathfinder: What was your childhood like? Privitt: Back when I was a kid we had no cell phones, we just had iPods and regular telephones. Back then, when somebody wanted to call somebody else, and...

Throwback Thursday Carson Brown

Helping students with disabilities to be successful in physical education, Brown participates in the P.E. mentor program for leadership and experience.
April 13, 2017

Pathfinder: How would you describe yourself to somebody who has never met you? Brown: I would describe myself as a quiet person who enjoys being around other people. I enjoy being around other people...

Throwback Thursday: Michael Butler

Michael Butler is a senior at West.
March 23, 2017

Pathfinder: How would you like people to remember you for who you are?    Butler: I would like people to remember me for my kindness and my personal accomplishments on the football team like earning...

Throwback Thursday: Dima Berry

Dima Berry plays on the JV water polo team.
February 16, 2017

Pathfinder: What is one of your happiest memories? Berry: One of my happiest memories was going to Costa Rica for vacation with my family. The weather was mild, warm and very sunny.  I went on the...

Throwback Thursday: Chris Landig, SSD teacher assistant

Chris Landig
May 19, 2016

Pathfinder: What high school did you go too? Landig: I went to Mehlville Senior High School. When did you graduate? I graduated in 2006. What were your least and favorite subjects? My...

Throwback Thursday: Mary Kiesel, special school district teacher

Throwback Thursday: Mary Kiesel, special school district teacher
May 12, 2016

Pathfinder: Where did you go to high school? Kiesel: I went to Parkway West High School. How was high school similar/different to high school now? It was much bigger when I was here and there...

Throwback Thursday: Betsy Niswonger, class of 2017 secretary

Betsy Niswonger
May 12, 2016

  Pathfinder: Where did you go to high school? Niswonger: I went to Affton High School. How was high school similar/different to high school now? It was way different; it was a lot smaller,...

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