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Soles for Christ

Soles for Christ plans to hold their annual shoe program for Doniphan County students. Please see flyer for all details. 

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2021-2022 HS Cheer and Dance

Please help me in congratulating the 2021-2022 Doniphan West High School Cheer and Dance Teams!!!!

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Weekly Activities

Please use the following link to see an updated list of what is going on at DWJH and DWHS this week.   Weekly Activities Schedule (May 24-29)

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Job Opening

Doniphan West Elementary is seeking a full-time night custodian for the 2021-2022 school year. Interested parties may submit a letter of application and resume to the USD 111 District Office at PO Box 308, Highland, KS  66035 or by email . . .

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Summer Weights Program

Please see attached flyer for all details about summer weights. 

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BPA Day of Service

In conjunction with the National BPA organization and hundreds of other chapters around the country, Doniphan West High School Business Professionals of America participated in the National BPA Day of Service on May 7, 2021. D-west . . .

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Delbert Larson Memorial Scholarship

The 2021 recipient of the Delbert Larson Memorial Scholarship was Naomi Libel. Thank you to Delbert Larsons’s family for offering continuing support of the Doniphan West High School seniors who plan to study math or science. Naomi will . . .

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Class of 2025 Slide Show

The class of 2025 was promoted from Junior High to High School on Monday, May 17. Please see following link to view the class slideshow.  Class Slideshow

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DWES Students Excel in Poster Contest

  Doniphan West Elementary School students participated in two different art contests during Art class this school year.  First, students created posters for the Doniphan County Conservation District following the theme . . .

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DWES Talent Show

Doniphan West Elementary students put on their end of the year talent show. Please click the following link to enjoy a video put together by Mrs. Rachel Gibson.    https://youtu.be/ZIMLMV354Ew

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HS Graduation

The 16 Doniphan West seniors received diplomas and accomplishments were celebrated at the graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 15. The ceremony included speeches from class president Joscelyne Keller, salutatorian Alexis Wilson, and . . .

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Doniphan West Business Student Places 7th in Nation

Claire Cole, sophomore at Doniphan West High School ranked 7th in the nation for her performance at the National Business Professionals of American Virtual Conference.  Cole was judged on her computing skills in the Integrated Office . . .

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Message from the Senior Class President

This essay was written by the class president   The class of 2021 will go down as a class of strong willed, determined kids just trying to enjoy the years we have together. The final year for us is not what anybody could have . . .

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Public Retirement Reception

USD 111 Doniphan West Schools will be hosting a public retirement reception on Wednesday, May 19 at 3:30 p.m. at Doniphan West High School. This year's retirees include Linda Collins, Cook, with 25 years of service; Nancy Helmstetter, . . .

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Job Opening

Doniphan West Elementary is seeking a full-time Library Aide for the 2021-2022 school year. Interested parties may submit a letter of application and resume to the USD 111 District Office at PO Box 308, Highland, KS  66035 or by email . . .

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Community Resources

Visit this website to find information on medical services (dental, eye-care, mental health), food & meal services, and shelter & transportation services. Once you click on the website, you can narrow down your search by county . . .

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DWHS Track is Breaking Records

Three school records and many personal bests were set by the Mustangs tracksters at their own track meet on Thursday, April 22, at the HCC field. Overall, the D-West girls placed second and the boys placed third.  Setting school . . .

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Senior Project Day

Doniphan West High School Seniors invite you to come listen to their Senior Project Speeches. They have worked hard all year and are excited to be at the end of the journey. Please use the following link to access the invitation and access . . .

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Kansas Youth Community Change Conference

Registration for the Kansas Youth Community Change Conference (KYC3) is now open! KYC3 is a FREE action-packed virtual event open to all middle and high school aged youth. Through youth-led interactive sessions and high . . .

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Teen Vaping Awareness

Attached are a few great resources for learning about a growing problem in our community, vaping.   The Do's and Don'ts Teen Vaping; What to watch for

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Third Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to all the students who made the honor roll at Doniphan West for the third quarter! 

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Boston Trip 2022

Dear Parents and Students (11th through 6th grade),   I’m pleased to announce that we’re offering a once-in-a-lifetime trip to  Boston  in  2022 . Imagine your child . . .

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DWHS STUCO Fundraiser

DWHS STUCO will be playing Easter Bunny this year! Please see flyer for details. 

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JH Track Apparel

Attached is the order form for the JH track apparel. All track members must have the short sleeve shirt. Please see form for more information. 

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Doniphan West Business Professionals of America Chapter Attending State Leadership Conference

Business Professionals of America is a dynamic youth organization, which provides leadership and business opportunities for high school students to prepare them in their selection as they make decisions on their future careers. The skills . . .

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JH Scholar's Bowl

Junior High Scholar's Bowl Schedule (2020-2021)   Monday, February 8 @ Centralia Thursday February 11 @ Doniphan West Thursday February 18 @ Axtell Monday February 22 @ Troy (OTL Tournament)   . . .

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2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations on our second quarter honor roll students! Please see the attached flyers for the different levels. 

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Senior Fundraiser

The Senior Class will be selling Texas Roadhouse Rolls!! There are two different options available. You can buy 1 dozen rolls for $6.00 or you can buy 1 dozen rolls and a $6.99 appetizer coupon for $10.00. Extra butter is also available for . . .

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FRS Youth Tour and Scholarship

Rainbow is partnering with Foundation for Rural Services to sponsor two students on a once in a lifetime trip to Washington D.C. Rainbow also has a scholarship opportunity for Seniors that is only available through the NTCA website. . . .

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OTL Basketball Tournament

Attached are the JH Girls and Boys Basketball OTL Tournament brackets. 

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Winter Royalty 2021

DWHS is set to celebrate Winter Royalty week Jan. 25-29. Throughout the week, the students are encouraged to participate in dress-up days and class contests; on Friday, students will decorate the gym and play glow-in-the-dark volleyball; . . .

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TVL Tournament 20-21

Attached are the boys and girls brackets for the TVL tournament. The girls first game will be Monday, January 18 at Frankfort. They will play the winner of the Clifont-Clyde and Onaga game. The boys will play Saturday, January 16 at Onaga vs . . .

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Free School Meals

Meals are still free for ALL students this semester! 

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Criteria for Students to Return to School

Please see flyer for details.    Here is a  link to the new shortened-quarantine policy  that the county health department is following. 

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Free and Reduced meal application

YOU COULD GET PAYMENTS FROM THE STATE  IF  USD 111 SWITCHES TO REMOTE LEARNING  AND  YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE/REDUCED MEALS The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act (P.L. 116-159) extends . . .

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Kays Canned Food Drive

The JH/HS will be having a canned food drive competition. Each class will have a designated box to put their non perishable items in. The class with the most wins and ice cream party!!!! The food drive will be from December 16 through . . .

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Winter Sports Teams

Winter sports are kicking off for both Doniphan West High School and Junior High. Look to the weekly activities list to see each weeks games and times. Thank you for all your support! 

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KVC Project Rise

Please see flyer for all details on KVC's Project Rise. 

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Cross Country State Champ Gear

The Cross Country Girls are selling State Champ gear! Please see attached flyer. 

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PTO Gift Cards

PTO is selling gift cards again! Please see attached flyer for all details. An order form is attached below.    Order Form

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College Tour

Sign-up for a virtual visit to Pitt State University! See attached flyer with dates and how to sign up! Virtual Tour Flyer

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DCEC Child Find

DCEC still has a few scheduled dates for their Child Find program. The next date is January 27, at the Highland Community Center. 

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Surviving Virtual Learning!

Check-out these ideas for surviving virtual learning! Keep up the great work, Doniphan West students & teachers!

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Doniphan West Drama Department to present a murder mystery

Doniphan West Players will perform "How to Host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party," a one-act play by Brian D. Taylor, on Saturday, December 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 6 at 1 p.m.  Guests will be required to wear masks, . . .

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Substitute Teachers Are Needed!

Do you have an interest in being a substitute teacher? We could use your help!  If you have at least 60 college credit hours, you can apply for an Emergency Substitute License!     Questions? Please contact Amy . . .

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Booster Club Donations

The Doniphan West Booster Club is asking for donations. We encourage all parents and community members to make a donation. All are appreciated!! 

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Another Mustang Apparel Order

Hello, Mustang fans! I am doing a second Mustang apparel order. This one has some additional items, so check it out! The due date is Tuesday, Nov. 10. If you are able to, could you please forward this message to . . .

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First Quarter Honor Roll 20-21

Congratulations to all the Mustangs that made first quarter honor roll!!!! This is a different and challenging year and we are proud of all the hard work the students have put in! 

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Apply Kansas

Today was Apply Kansas Day at DWHS! Apply Kansas is a campaign put on by the state of Kansas to encourage college applications. Our seniors submitted college applications to Highland Community College, University of Missouri - . . .

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DWHS Seniors Graduate with HS Diploma and Associates

Three Doniphan West HS Seniors will complete their associate degrees from Highland Community College in the spring and summer. Pictured left to right:  Myah Olson, Kinlee Whetstine, and Joscelyne Keller. Please be sure to encourage and . . .

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ACT Information

Students wanting to take the ACT -- register online at the link below. The ACT will be offered at HCC on the following dates: December 12, 2020 February 6, 2021 April 17, 2021 June 12, 2021 Remember - the state of . . .

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Free School Meals!!

Free School Lunch and Breakfasts extended through the end of this school year!

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Scholarship Updates

Attached is a list of scholarship opportunities. The list will be updated as new scholarships become available. 

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Doniphan West JH & HS KAY Club

The D-West JH & HS KAY Club Membership Drive is currently active! Any JH or HS student may join KAY Club. T-Shirt orders are optional. Membership dues are $5 per student. T-Shirt orders and/or membership dues need to be turned in by . . .

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DWHS Cheer and Dance

The DWHS dancers begin their half-time performance to the song "Juice" by Lizzo on Friday, Oct. 2. Pictured are Ava Gladhart, Annaka Haynes, Alexis Wilson, Aly Gobin, Claire Cole, Jaiden Taylor, Lilly Clark, Naomi Libel, Kyra . . .

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DWHS Volleyball

DWHS varsity volleyball went 1-1 against Riverside in back-to-back matches against the Cyclones on Thursday, Oct. 1. The junior varsity went 0-2. Next on the Mustangs' schedule is a trip to Frankfort on Tuesday, Oct. 6, a pending . . .

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month

September is Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month. Doniphan West Jr./Sr. High School students are participating in various awareness & prevention activities this week to address this difficult topic. Earlier this week, students . . .

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Early Childhood Child Find

Please see attached poster for all information and the number to call with any questions! 

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2020 Homecoming

Kinlee Whetstine and Fletcher Penny are the 2020 DWHS homecoming queen and king. They were crowned during halftime of the DWHS versus Bishop-Leblond football game on Friday, Sept. 11.  Other homecoming activities for the Mustangs . . .

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When To Keep Your Student Home

A Reminder from the Nurse: Please keep your student home if he/she is ill with 2 or more symptoms of Covid-19. This is to keep our students and staff safe and healthy and allow us to stay in school as long as possible. Attached is a form to . . .

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Free School Meals for Students

FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR ALL USD 111 STUDENTS STARTING SEPTEMBER 10! Your student(s) will receive FREE breakfasts and lunches through December 21, or until funds run out. This is possible through waivers USDA has extended for the Summer . . .

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2020 Homecoming Candidates

Myah Olson is the daughter of Brady and Anne Olson. She has an older brother, Lane. Throughout high school, Myah has been involved in basketball, volleyball, cheer, dance, FFA, KAY Club, student council, and . . .

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Available Resources for Doniphan County Residents

Have you been negatively impacted by COVID-19? NEK-CAP may have some resources available for you. Follow this link to apply for resources online.  https://s13.cap60.com/kioskv3/ Home/SetDBName/capNekcapKS   . . .

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Fall Activities Protocol

Please use the following link to keep up to date on fall protocol.    https://bit.ly/32yAoAB

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Bus Monitors Needed!

We are looking for enthusiastic, caring people to ride a bus during the morning routes. The duties include student temperature checks and monitoring social distance between family groups. Please contact Amy Lackey in the District . . .

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DWHS graduation

The Doniphan West High School seniors of 2020 can officially say, "We are outta here!" After graduation was delayed for two months, the sixteen seniors received their diplomas at a traditional ceremony on Sunday, May 12 in the DWHS . . .

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KSHSAA Sports Physical Day

KSHSAA has come out with new physical, and concussion forms, for all JH and HS students that will be participating in any KSHSAA sponsored activities. Please use the following links to access both forms. Please see attached flyer for details . . .

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Community Food Box Giveaway

Doniphan West Community Food Box Giveaway This service is open to the public.  One box per household will be distributed from the Doniphan West High School parking lot.   https://drive.google.com/file/ d/ . . .

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Help us feed students for 2020-21 school year!

USD 111 Beef It Up Program Help us feed students for 2020-21 school year!  With the uncertain cost of beef, and the difficulty in scheduling locker dates, USD 111 could use your commitment NOW to donate a beef for the 2020-21 . . .

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Congratulations on Retirement!

Congratulations, Sharon Peuker!  26 years of faithful service to the students in our district! Thank you for your service and ENJOY your retirement! **A public celebration for Sharon will be held in August**

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Long Time Cook Retires

Congratulations, Tina Helmstetter!  28 years of faithful service to the students in our district! Thank you for your service and ENJOY your retirement! **A public celebration for Tina will be held in August**

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Doniphan West students take strides towards medical careers with CNA work

Doniphan West students take strides towards medical careers with CNA work By Marla Taylor   Eight Doniphan West students have taken strides towards their career goals by becoming . . .

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May Day KAY Day

The JH and HS KAY Club members were challenged to a “May Day KAY Day” and were to help their community or family in some way. Several KAY members delivered May Day baskets or helped a family member. Great job D-West JH and HS KAY . . .

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Doniphan West Elementary Families Rise to the Challenge!

The students and families of  Doniphan West Elementary School were challenged to decorate windows and/or sidewalks as their first art project of distance learning.    Many families and students rose to the challenge, creating . . .

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Counseling Services

Don't forget that our school counselor Mrs. Schneider is still available to students! Email Mrs. Schneider to schedule an appointment. See attached flyer for resources. 

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Sources of Help for Feeding Children

For over two years, Hunger Free America TM  has been operating the USDA National Hunger Hotline. The hotline is a resource for individuals and families seeking information on how to obtain food. The National Hunger Hotline staff connects . . .

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3rd Quarter Honor Roll

With all the changes going on right now, here is a little good news to brighten your Friday! Congratulations to the 3rd Quarter Honor Roll students! Please click the following link.  3rd Quarter Honor Roll  

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Update to Mobile Meal Program

USDA and Kansas Department of Education want to make free school meals available to any child, and understand that each family's situation is different as we navigate distance learning.  They are now making it possible for . . .

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Resources from Nurse Johnson

Attached if a flyer with importan websites and tips from Nurse Johnson and Nurse Dianne!

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DWHS Basketball All League

DWHS basketball players Makinley Smith and Myah Olson have received Twin Valley all-league honors. Smith, a senior, was named to the first team, and Olson, a junior, was selected for the second team.  

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This week in Mustang Activities

A new season is beginning at Doniphan West! We concluded basketball last week as well as wrestling. Wrestling was very successful at state bringing home two medals, one second place and one sixth place!! This week track will begin!

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DWHS student wins $3000 for essay

Writing a short essay about the benefits of volunteerism has resulted in a $3,000 cash award for DWHS junior Alexis Wilson.   Wilson entered a State Masonic Public School . . .

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Summer Softball/Baseball

Attached is the signup sheet for the summer league softball and baseball. Forms need to be turned back in by March 1. Please see the attached sheet for more information. 

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DWHS Winter Royalty

D-West Winter Royalty makeup game is here. The king and queen will be crowned at half time of the boys varsity game on Saturday, Feb 1.  The candidates are pictured at the home of Brandon and Blair Geiger. They are seniors . . .

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Senior Class Fundraiser

The senior class pancake dinner that was originally scheduled for Winter Royalty, has been moved to Tuesday, February 18th. This is also the same night as senior recognition. 

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Great first semester for dual credit students!

Several of the Doniphan West's students took advantage of the dual credit courses offered by Highland Community College. There were a total of 25 students that took classes and a total of 147 credit hours. The average GPA for the semester . . .

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First Quarter Honor Roll

The students making the honor roll for the first quarter have been announced! We are proud of all of these students, they worked very hard and deserve the recognition. Please click on the link to be taken to the list.    . . .

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"Friends For Youth"

Doniphan West is excited to continue the “Friends for Youth" program for our elementary and Jr. High students. We are currently seeking volunteers that would enjoy working with a student or students in the classroom. This program . . .

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Doniphan West High School Graduation

The D-West class of 2019 received diplomas and switched their tassels on Saturday, May 11, at their commencement ceremony. The program included speeches by valedictorian Tucker Holzhey and salutatorian Isaiah Windmeyer and announcement of . . .

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Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! We started out Monday morning with breakfast to start the day off right. We also have the teacher's work room decorated at both the high school and elementary school. There is a backdrop with . . .

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Beef It Up Program

Today we had Sloppy Joes made from locally-produced beef donated by one of our DWest families. Students loved them! Thank you to the Robert and Heather Robinson family for their donation. If you would like to find out more about donating beef . . .

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NEK Early Head Start

NEK- CAP, Inc. is accepting applications for prenatal through three year olds for a comprehensive school readiness program. 

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