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North String Quartet Performs at Kiwanis Club Fall Dinner

Tamarah Hayslett (cello), Lauren Hammas (violin), Zach Ford (viola) The North High String Quartet with members, Tamarah Hayslett (cello), Lauren Hammas (violin), Zach Ford (viola) and Mrs. Hartmann (Associate Orchestra Director as a substitution), performed for the annual Fall Dinner of the Davenport Kiwanis Club on Thursday October 5th, playing for an hour while club members socialized. For their efforts, the students were presented with an honorarium for the North High orchestra program.…

Buchanan and Bettendorf Family Museum Partner for Family Night

Buchanan family working on a project at Flight Night On Friday, September 29th, over 100 people, including 20 student volunteers from North, Central, and West High, attended Buchanan Elementary’s first Family Night. The Bettendorf Family Museum presented Flight Night at Buchanan with different activity stations set up throughout the gym, including flying rockets, making gliders and airplanes, and eating together as a family.…

Photos from the 2017 Band Spectacular

West and North high drummers On Monday October 16th, DCS students, staff, families, and friends celebrated our district’s music programs at the 2017 Band Spectacular at Brady Street Stadium. During the event, North, Central, and West High Schools presented their IHSMA State Marching Band Contest Shows. Smart, Sudlow, Walcott, Williams, and Wood Intermediate bands also took the field to showcase their drum cadence and perform the songs Party Rock Anthem, Ex’s and Oh’s, and Uma Thurman as one 326-piece ensemble. For the grand finale, the three high school bands joined the intermediates on the field to close the show with a medley of You’re A…

Davenport Singers Perform in 32nd Annual Metrofest

Metrofest singers group photo On Monday, October 2nd, North High’s Varsity Singers and Concert Chorale, along with 900 other students from seven other schools, including Central High and West High took part in the 32nd Annual Metrofest at Bettendorf High School. For many, the highlight of the evening was when all 900 students sang “Battle Hymn of the Republic” together.…

Mid City Students Attend Figge’s Portfolio Day

Mid City student discussing art portfolio Mid City students, Jade and Morgan, attended the annual high school portfolio day at the Figge Art Museum where their art pieces were reviewed and critiqued by several local artists and college professors in the fine arts field.…

Elementary Music Teachers Attend Workshop with Internationally Known Teacher

Elementary music teachers at West Liberty conference Ten Davenport Schools elementary music teachers attended an all-day workshop on September 30th in North Liberty, Iowa, where they listened to San Fransisco’s Doug Goodkin on the topic of “Deep Pedagogy.” Doug Goodkin is an internationally recognized teacher of Orff Schulwerk, a dynamic humanistic approach to music education, training teachers in 44 countries worldwide. He’s also the author of eight books and an international speaker and teacher. Pictured in front row, from left: Gail McRill, Linda Dowd, Amy Koch, and Rochelle Schrader; and in the back row, from left: Katherine Jepson, Eileen Andrews, Mitzi Harris-McKinley, Doug Goodkin, Mary Beth Riewerts,…

Central Band Named Grand Champions

Central's Marching Blue Devils band Congratulations to the Central High Marching Blue Devils on an outstanding performance in Muscatine, winning best drum majors, best percussion, best color guard, best horn-line, first place in class 4-A, and overall Grand Champions.…

North Drama Preparing for Fall Production

North drama students building play set North High drama students are working hard to prepare their fall production of Peter and the Starcatcher for performances at Holzworth Auditorium November 3rd through 5th and the Iowa Thespian Festival at the University of Northern Iowa. Two stagecraft classes and a cast of 14 students will be creating the world of Neverland – before it was Neverland!…
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