Carol VanWaardhuizen

Ezra Shirtcliff, Reporter/Editor

May 24, 2019

These are the final days for the amazing FCS teacher Carol VanWaardhuizen. She hosted several clubs, co-wrote a book, and recently became a grandmother. VanWaardhuizen began her career with food when she was a kid. Before she moved out of the house, VanWaardhuizen used to live on a dairy farm. The cons...

Why Study Philosophy

Why Study Philosophy

Ezra Shirtcliff, Editor

April 18, 2019

How was the world created? Is there any will or meaning behind what happens? Is there a life after death? How should we live? People have been asking these questions throughout the ages. We can’t name a culture which has not concerned itself with what humanity is and where their home came from. ...

The Electoral Threat

The Electoral Threat

Ezra Shirtcliff

December 15, 2018

Centuries ago, the first president of the United States, George Washington, gave a warning to political parties in his farewell address. ““However political parties may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambi...

New Faculty

Ezra Shirtcliff, WEB Staff

October 19, 2018

Associate principal Brian Carico My primary responsibilities include attendance, discipline, testing, AP and student services.  This is my 22 year as a school administrator. I have been a school administrator in Des Moines, Johnston, Indianola, Waukee school districts.  I have also worked at Grand V...