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CAA Students Help to Market Festival of Trees

CAA students volunteering a Festival of Tress volunteer Eighth-grade Creative Arts Academy (CAA) Digital Photography students are working with the QC Arts’ Festival of Trees contracted social media consultant, Crystal Milburn, to increase attendance at this year’s event. They’re using the dedicated volunteers’ stories to answer the questions of what would entice people to attend, how they can engage people in a fun way, and how they can use communication and media arts to connect with the community. They are also creating a digital volunteer wall and a time-lapse video documenting setup progression.…

Class of 2022: North High Freshman Orientation for Current 8th Graders

Hunter Bell, North High Graduate Current 8th grade students and parents/guardians are invited to attend two orientation events at North High School this fall term. Check out the video feature above! First, current 8th graders and parents interested in the Accelerated Associate Degree Program can attend an informational session at North High on November 29th, 2017 at 6:00pm. Student applications into the program are due by December 8th, 2017. Materials are on North’s web site at www.davenportschools.org/north. Click on the “Dual Graduation” quick link on the left side of the homepage. Second, Current 8th graders and families interested in attending North High School for…

Upcoming Open House Events for Preschool Students and Families

preschools students working on art project Visit our Children’s Village early learning centers for 3 and 4 year old preschool open house events for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. These events are for all families living in the Davenport Community School District who have a child who turns 3 or 4 by September 15th, 2018. Information sessions and tours will be held on the following days and times: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00pm At Children’s Village Hoover 1002 Spring Street, Davenport (Just west of the Village of East Davenport) and Wednesday November 29th at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00am At Children’s Village West…

Davenport Students Dominate at State Thespian Festival

West students at State Thespian Festival at UNI Central, North, and West drama students attended the Thespian Festival at the University of Northern Iowa November 10th through 11th. They competed in individual events and attended workshops on numerous topics, including Solo Musical Theatre, Monologue Acting, Group Musical Theatre, Duet Acting, Stage Management, and other design and performance areas. Central’s Savanna Picket won first place in sound design, Hunter IntVeld won first place in Lighting Design, and Ajay Williams won first place for his monologue, which he was selected perform in front of the entire delegation. Seven Central students, Lucas Thompson, Nichole Maitlen, Jeremy Weinstein, Peyton Reese, Joe Lasher,…

West Team Wins JA Titan Logo Competition

Team 2 for JA Titan Challenge West High students competed in the Dr. David and Agnes Palmer Junior Achievement (JA) Titan Competition on November 2nd at St. Ambrose University. JA Titan® allows high school students to apply their business knowledge by competing online in a fictional industry. While simulating business quarters, students make decisions on price, production, marketing, capital investments, and research and development. West’s teams took fifth place and eighth place overall, and Team 2 won the marketing logo competition, the third time in four years a West team has won this competition.…

Mid City Students Train Monroe Students in “Hour of Code”

Mid City student helping a Monroe student during "Hour of Code" Mid City High Code Ambassadors in the Davenport Digital Innovators class, Saul Boyles and Dylan Lane, trained fourth-graders at Monroe Elementary in an “Hour of Code.” The Davenport Digital Innovators class engages students in problem-based learning scenarios where they solve a problem within the community using a digital tool. Students learn a programming language and collaboratively develop a creative solution such as a website or mobile app.…

DCSD School Bands Will Not Participate in the Festival of Trees Parade Saturday

West High School Band Marching in Parade After calling the National Weather Service and consulting with administration, the decision has been made that the Davenport Community School District High School Marching Bands will NOT participate in the Saturday, November 18, Festival of Trees Parade due to the forecast for inclement weather due to wind chill and precipitation. Please note: While we are canceling DCSD Band participation in this parade, Quad City Arts has NOT canceled the Festival of Trees Parade itself. The National Weather Service at Mt. Joy has informed us that the forecast for the 9:00 a.m. staging time is 39 degrees, with sustained winds out…

JROTC Educator Honored at University of Iowa Ceremony

Mike Matson Army JROTC educator and city alderman, Mike Matson, was presented as the Fight for Iowa honoree at the University of Iowa football game on November 4th. Sergeant Major Matson served as an Army Ranger for 20 years. His family has a long history of military dedication: his grandfather served our country during World War I, his father served in the Korean War, and his son, Joe, is currently stationed on an Army base in Georgia. Joe and Matson’s father were also at the presentation.…
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