Now Accepting Model Teacher Nominations

10477-DCS TLCS Banner PROOF Do you know an exceptional teacher that you would like to nominate for recognition?  Or are you an excellent teacher who would be willing to open your classroom door to fellow teachers and discuss your practice? If so, you might want to consider the role of Model Teacher. Davenport Schools… Read more

Davenport Schools Roll Out Teacher Leadership Program

Sarah McGlynn & Melody Oswald Davenport Community Schools have rolled out their Teacher Leadership program with the start of the 2014-2015 school year. The District has received approximately $5 million per year for the next three years to invest in implementing a teacher career path system that offers stipends to teachers who apply and are… Read more

Graduation Destination 2014

Graduation Destination 08162014 031 A steady crowd of families came through the River’s Edge during Graduation Destination on Saturday, August 16, 2014. During the kick-off portion of the event, Mayor Bill Gluba, Board President Ralph Johanson, and Superintendent Art Tate spoke to students, their families, and the community… Read more

Davenport Community Schools Students “Unpack Their Backpacks”

Jefferson Unpack Your Backpack 08142014 003 Davenport Community Schools students and their families enjoyed last night’s traditional “Unpack Your Backpack”  event.  “Unpack Your Backpack” gives students the opportunity to meet their teacher and check out the classroom before the first day of school. For our parents, it’s an opportunity to meet their child’s teacher and also… Read more

Dr. Maryanne Wolf Presents at the River Center

Maryanne Wolf 08142014 018 Dr. Maryanne Wolf, an internationally renown literacy expert and professor at Tufts University, spoke to more than 300 Davenport Community School District teachers and administrators, along with employees of the Mississippi River Bend AEA, on August 14, 2014 at the River Center in downtown Davenport. The petite and dynamic Wolf  … Read more

Reminder: Unpack Your Backpack on Thursday, August 14!

DCS1ACR Just a quick reminder to our parents of elementary school students that Unpack Your Backpack will be tomorrow, Thursday, August 14th various times depending upon your child’s school. For a complete list, please click on Unpack Your Backpack and click on the link in the first paragraph for a listing… Read more

Davenport West’s Pitcher Named Captain of the Quad City Times All-Metro Baseball Team

Davenport_West_Logo Tommy Dorton, pitcher for the Davenport West High School baseball team had a great season that has been capped off by being named captain of the Quad City Times All-Metro baseball team. Dorton helped fuel the Falcons to 27 victories and their first Mississippi Athletic Conference in more than 20… Read more

CHS Cheerleaders Garner Awards at Summer Cheer Camp

Varsity Cheerleaders 2014-15 The Davenport Central Varsity Cheerleaders recently spent 4 days at a National Cheerleading Association summer camp hosted at the University of Northern Iowa with other cheer teams across Iowa.  As a team the girls received: a 1st place trophy for their Champion Chant competition, a 1st place trophy for their… Read more

Join Us for “Graduation Destination 2014!”

Graduation_Destination_rainbow We hope you’ll join us for a special community event, Graduation Destination, on Saturday, August 16th at the River’s Edge, 700 W. River Dr., Davenport. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and there’s no charge to attend. During the past three years we’ve cut the drop out… Read more

MAC Baseball Player and Coach of the Year Awards go to West High

Davenport_West_Logo West High pitcher Tommy Dorton was recently named the Mississippi Athletic Conference baseball Player of the Year! In addition to this wonderful award, West also had the honor of their baseball coach Chad Jones being named MAC Coach of the Year. Congratulations! To learn more about this story, visit the… Read more

CHS Junior Takes First Place in University of Iowa Research Program

Lorraine Pereira Lorraine Pereira, a Central High School junior, participated in the Secondary Student Training program at the University of Iowa this past summer. The program is administered by the University of Iowa Belin and Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. During the five-week program, Lorraine worked with a University… Read more

Truman Elementary School Registration News

Due to the ongoing renovation at the school, Truman Elementary families are invited to come by the school office to register their student(s) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays beginning Wednesday, August 6, 2014.  Truman will not be able to hold a traditional “Unpack Your Backpack” event on August… Read more
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