Belleville High School-West

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Belleville Township High School-West
Address
4063 Frank Scott Parkway
Belleville, Illinois 62223
United States
Information
School type Public Secondary
Motto Maroon Way: Respectful Responsible and Kind
Opened 1916
School district Belleville Township District 201
Superintendent Jeff Dosier
Principal Rich Mertens
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,182 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s)               
Nickname Maroons
Newspaper Hy-News
Yearbook Bellevinois
Website

Belleville Township High School West (also known as Belleville West) is a public comprehensive high school in Belleville, Illinois that is part of Belleville Township High School District 201.

Athletics[edit]

The Maroons, as West teams are known, compete in the Southwestern Conference The sports at West are divided into three separate seasons - held respectively during the Fall, Winter and Spring. Each season has its own individual and team sports which begin with a try-out session and an introductory night of activities and ends with an awards ceremony. A season lasts for approximately 3 months. The sports within a season are organized by teams, usually based on age and athletic ability, with the varsity designation as the highest level. Athletics at Belleville West are governed by the by-laws of the Illinois High School Association.

Activities[edit]

Fine and performing arts[edit]

Little Theatre is an organization that promotes theatrical events on the Belleville West campus. The group sponsors monthly informational meetings, social events, and a spring honors reception. The theater always puts on a total of five plays per year. These include a fall play, a children's play, a musical, and contest play in the second semester. There is an evening of one-acts every year as well for freshmen and sophomores.

Hy News[edit]

The Belleville West Hy News has been reporting the news of Belleville Township High School and then Belleville West High School for over 80 years. This student publication is a co-curricular activity, produced by its 38-member staff, which includes freshmen through seniors.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belleville High School-West". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 30, 2017.