West High’s Carina Grady Wins National Defense Industrial Association Scholarship

carina_grady_NDIA_scholarship_2015_combo Congrats to West High senior Carina Grady, who was selected for a $2,000 scholarship at the Quad City Engineering and Science Council Banquet hosted at John Deere World Headquarters. Her scholarship was funded by NDIA, the National Defense Industrial Association. Carina plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall… Read more

Fun Learning in “Mad Scientist” Class at Mid City High

MCHS_mad_scientist_combo Students in Mid City High’s “Mad Scientist Beginner Level” class constructed a working microphone out of a matchbox, pencil lead, wire, and a 9v battery. The students were rather excited when they found out it worked and they were able to hear quite clearly using the microphone. Students involved in… Read more

Children’s Villages Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Dr_Suess_CV_West Children’s Village West celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd and continues to celebrate throughout the rest of the week. Teachers and students have been reading their favorite Dr. Seuss books, and as you can see in this photograph, Mrs. Kathy (substitute teacher) brought Dr. Seuss to life for Mrs.… Read more

Central High Special Olympics Basketball Team Finishes 4th In Cedar Rapids Tournament

CHS special O Congratulations to the Special Olympics basketball team on their 4th place finish in the tournament in Cedar Rapids. They had some VERY difficult competition but kept playing hard throughout the games. They have earned a place at the state competition in Iowa City in March.… Read more

Davenport West Teacher Honored for Inspired STEM Teaching

Davenport_West_Logo Jason Franzenburg, a Project Lead The Way Master Teacher at West High School, found out moments in in advance that he was being presented with a 2015 STEM Education Award for Inspired Teaching by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.  Franzenburg was one of six teachers in the State to  be… Read more

ALCOA Foundation Visits West High PLTW Program

John Riches at WHS Feb 2015 On Friday, Feb. 20, West High School had a visit from John Riches, communications and public affairs manager for Alcoa Davenport Works. He was able to see first-hand the work of the Combustible Lemons engineering team in the nationally renowned Project Lead the Way program. He saw the PLTW classrooms… Read more

Central Students Named Recipients of CVM-Illinois Youth Mentoring Health Scholarships

CHS scholarship Central is proud to announce that three of our accomplished students have been named as recipients of CVM-Illinois Youth Mentoring Health Scholarships. Madeline Spain, Hailey Smith and Jacob Houghton completed the highly competitive and rigorous application process for this award. These students were each selected as one of 15 recipients… Read more

We Want You! Apply for Youth Corps

americorps As part of the National AmeriCorps program, Davenport youth who are 16, 17 or 18 years old and meet eligibility criteria can participate in a summer of service, spending 300 hours learning valuable career development skills while giving back to their community in tangible ways. Youth Corps members are placed… Read more

Central High Dancers Named to All-Iowa Honor Dance Team

CHS six dancers Congratulations to the six talented athletes who were chosen as members of the All-Iowa Honor Dance Team. The young ladies include Madeline Darland, Cassidy Jarrett, Caitlyn Oliger, Justine Doyle, Dayna Tanner, and Victoria Taylor. They are headed to Des Moines Thursday, March 5th, and Friday, March 6th, to perform at… Read more

A Special Guest in Speech Class…

WHS_dalton_therapy_dog_COMBO West High’s Dalton Donald recently brought a special guest to speech class to help him deliver his “How to Train a Dog” speech. As you can see in the photos, “Onyx,” a certified therapeutic dog, helped Dalton out with his presentation. Very cool!… Read more

Davenport School Board Hosting Legislative Forum

Iowa State Capitol The Legislative Advocacy Committee of the Davenport Community Schools School Board will be hosting an Education Forum on Saturday, March 7th from Noon – 1:00 p.m. at the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University. The primary discussion of the Education Forum will be on legislation proposed by the committee to… Read more

Jackson Elementary Celebrates African American History

P1080790_low_res Students from Jackson and their families recently came together to Celebrate African American History. The students portrayed different famous African Americans as “wax” statues that came to life when their button was… Read more