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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…

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.…

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.…

Central Students Visit Museum of Mexican Art

Central students in front of the Chicago Museum of Mexican Art Forty Central High Spanish classes and Latinos Unidos Club members visited the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago on October 26th. They enjoyed a guided tour of the Day of the Dead exhibit and permanent collection and saw a sugar skull making demonstration. They also visited Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood and Water Tower area.…

Davenport Students Excel in Student Hunger Drive Collections

North Student Hunger Drive group photo Central and West   West High won second place in the Quad Cities Student Hunger Drive Class A with 59,526 pounds of food, equal to 34.97 pounds per West student. North increased its donations by 15% to 11 pounds per North student for a total of 12,981 pounds. Central High saw a 23.2% increase, collecting an average of 20 pounds per Central student for a total of 27,318 pounds.…

North Yearbook Wins Award of Distinguished Merit for Excellence

North High yearbook conference attendees The North High yearbook staff won ten individual awards at the Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference in Iowa City. In addition, the 2017 North High Norwica staff earned the Award of Distinguished Merit for Excellence in the Whole Yearbook Contest.…

Central Student Selected as Iowa Legislature Page

Jack Jurgena Campus Photo Congratulations to Central High’s Jack Jurgena who was selected to work as a Page for the Iowa Legislature after completing a complicated application and interview process. Most Pages work the entire legislative session, through the end of April 2018. Pages provide an indispensable service by delivering documents to the legislators and staff in the Statehouse, Governor’s Office, and other state offices.…

Davenport Students Work Together to Help Community Members in Need

Fillmore students with boxes of food Fillmore Elementary student council members packaged 33 boxes full of canned food students collected for the Student Hunger Drive (pictured). Truman Elementary is collecting “Change to make a Change” to purchase hygiene items for families in need. North High students set up a display in front of Younkers at NorthPark Mall on October 28th to raise money for the Student Hunger Drive.…
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