WPHS AVID Class Visits Colleges

The AVID class of WPHS was taken to a field trip last Friday, September 7, to get an idea of ​​what a college is like, and the different options that these can offer. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), is a college program designed to help high school students develop the skills they need to be…

The Influence Of Rap

  Many people today say that rap music has a negative impact on the youth culture. It glamorizes racism, violence, drugs, and even sex. Today’s generation has such a different outlook on life opposed to the older generations.Today’s generation will learn everything they learn in rap music, in their daily life, whether it be bad…

Welcome Back Alumna

On August 13, West Phoenix High School had the honor to welcome former student, Lourdes Loreto Sandoval as the new office assistant. West Phoenix High School teacher Mitch Solomon was Loreto’s former teacher. “I didn’t expect her to return to West Phoenix High School as a staff member,” said Solomon. “Although many of our graduates…

Teen Depression

Teen depression is a serious matter that affects a person in many possible ways, including in school. Although many factors contribute to this issue, we can still miss the signs. West Phoenix High School Counselor Jeremy Parker says, “I would say more than half, probably about 50-70% of teenagers have general depression.” Depression is a…

Dress Code

Dress code at schools have had a big impact recently on young students and parents in the U.S. This discipline affects parent’s finances by making them waste more money.  Education law states that schools are generally allowed to create a dress code program within their districts without violating the constitutional rights of students. This discipline…

💰Does a “Dolla” make you “Holla?”💰

“Dolla’s” and “Dolla’s,” everyone needs money to be able to afford a quaint life. But whether you make bank or don’t have enough to fill the tank; does it make you happy in the end? No matter where you are, what your currency looks like or how it is used, it still pushes us to…

Chairs? Posture? WPHS Needs an Update

Posture is affected by the way you sit. Slouching, leaning, and even the chair you sit in has weight on your posture. Students at West Phoenix High School sit in old, worn out desk-chairs. Every student needs to know how to important posture is, and that their school needs better furniture. West Phoenix High School…

Blood Drive at WPHS

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, West Phoenix High School participated in a  Blood Drive. Students 16+ were eligible to participate in donating blood with parent approval. Permission slips went out earlier in the week to ensure parent consent was given. Once slips were turned in, the staff was able to calculate how many students were…

WPHS Doesn’t Walk Out

Teachers from around the districts went on strike this Thursday and Friday, but West Phoenix High School (WPHS) did not do the same. Teachers were in school and teaching their lessons like a regular school day. Teachers from other districts went on strike because they feel they don’t get the salary they deserve or the…

#RedforEd

The teacher walkout occurred on April 26- 27, 2018. Teacher’s in Arizona went on strike to  protest for better education funding.  Teachers at West Phoenix High School (WPHS) decided not to walk out because many teachers decided to keep the school open for the benefit of their students.  The  protest  was for a variety of…