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Administrative Assistants Introduce Themselves

Mason Hagarty, Features Reporter

July 14, 2020

Ms. Schraufnagel has been working here for approximately two years as a Registrar, handling all student grades, transfers out and in, and report cards among other things.  “Anything relating to grades is my primary job,...

This Year’s Carl Sandburg Winners

Alyssa Houseman, Features Reporter

March 5, 2020

The Debate team went head on in competition on January 25 at Carls SandBurg Highschool around the Chicago area. The competition took place over a weekend.  “Friday when the team got there they first worked together on their debate. Sa...

The January Student and Staff of the Month

Sadie Kruchten, Feature Reporter

January 30, 2020

Belleville West is filled with students constantly doing good deeds, and upholding the Maroon Way. Each month four students and one staff member are recognized for their virtuous character. “This is my first time getting Student of...

Discuss Japan With Kaoruko Funahashi!

Abby Blakey, Editor

October 22, 2019

  Where are you from? Japan Who are you staying with? Delaney Holliday’s family What was the culture shock like going from your home country to America? The biggest culture shock was ‘the Teens’ English’. That was t...

Chat With Exchange Student Elma Focic

Abby Blakey, Editor

October 16, 2019


Talk With Exchange Student Maginur Dzhaparova

Abigail Blakey, Features Editor

October 9, 2019

                              How do you say hello in your language and where are you from?    Саламатсызбы! Менин атым Магинур, мен Кыргызстанданмын!   Всем пр...

Speak with our Exchange Students

Alyssa Houseman, Features Writer

September 26, 2019

Aisha Irfan QUESTION How do you say: Hello my name is Aisha Irfan in your language? ANSWER اسلام علیکم! میرا نام عائشہ ہے. QUESTION What is it like in your home country? ANSWER So b...

Meet the New Staff

Abby Blakey, Features Editor

September 17, 2019

Mr. Solomon Q: How long have you been working here? A: “This is my first year here at Belleville West.” Q: Where did you previously work? A: “I worked at Riverview Garden school district in St. Louis Missouri. ...

New Belleville West Staff Introduce Themselves

Abby Blakey, Features Editor

September 11, 2019

Kaitlin Richardson  Q: Why did you want to be a librarian? A: "I wanted to be a librarian because of my love of libraries and when I was little, I used to spend all of my time in libraries. A lot of my librarians inspired me."   Q: What are you looking forward to most this school ye...

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