Notice for Public Comment – No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Waiver Application

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Davenport Community School District is collaborating with eight of the largest school districts in Iowa to submit a waiver request to the United States Department of Education from the following requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also referred to as No Child Left Behind (NCLB):  School Choice, Supplemental Education Services (SES), and associated set-aside funds. The public is invited to provide public comment by email to Dr. Kendahl…
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In the News: Jared Svoboda, 2014 Graduate of Central High

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Quad City Times Columnist Bill Wundram recently did a feature on Jared Svoboda, 2014 graduate of Central High. Jared begins attending the prestigious New York University this fall, where he will be one of only 40 students selected for the Music Theatre Program. Check out the article and corresponding video of Jared performing for Quad City Times staff! http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/bill-wundram/young-singer-has-pipes-to-go-far/article_580e545f-7e28-5c34-bfa5-a6a8e95e4690.html

Video – The S.T.E.M. Experience at Davenport Community Schools

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Davenport Community Schools is a regional leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – or STEM – education. Please enjoy the following video about STEM programming in our district’s elementary, intermediate, and high schools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUfv4vYbvkQ&feature=youtu.be 0:00 Introduction to STEM by Kim Gasaway 0:53 Elementary school programming 1:45 A visit to the Williams Intermediate School STEM Club 4:54 A visit with high school pre-engineering students in the Project Lead the Way…
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Preschool Students Plant a Summertime Garden

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Students from Children’s Village West recently planted a garden at Fejervary Park.  Students planted carrots, green peppers, cucumbers and many other healthy vegetables. A plentiful crop should be here by the time school starts in August!

School Start Times for 2014-2015 Chosen

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The Davenport Community Schools Board of Directors has chosen to adopt  a modified version of Option CC, one of the nine options proposed earlier this month. Option CC was modified to allow for earlier school start and dismissal times across all grade levels. Clicking on Modified Option CC will allow you to view the complete list of school start and dismissal times. This option was considered a good compromise as it addressed…
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North High Student Selected for Iowa-Illinois Tennis Challenge

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Wildcat Senior tennis player Will Greer was selected to participate in the inaugural Iowa-Illinois Senior Tennis Challenge on Friday June 6th at 5:00 PM at Riverside Park Tennis Courts in Moline, IL. This was a great honor for Will and for the North High tennis program. Congratulations Will!

Davenport Schools Foundation Awards $64,000 in Scholarships to Graduating Seniors

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The Davenport Schools Foundation recently awarded $51,000 in scholarships to 36 graduating seniors from Central, North, West and Kimberly Center high schools. In addition, almost $13,000 was given to previous winners who won multi-year awards such as the Tate and Grady scholarships. DSF Scholarship Committee co-chairs Manny Fritz and Sherry Freese led a team of volunteers who reviewed hundreds of applications for the scholarships ranging in amount from $12,000 to…
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Davenport Schools Compete in Art Works Expo 2014!

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Three of Davenport Community Schools’ high schools participated in MidCoast Fine Arts’ Art Works Expo at the Bucktown Center for the Arts in downtown Davenport. The heart of the event is a pastel competition, a five and a half hour marathon session where high schools complete two 4′ x 8′ panels using only pastel pigment. The works will be on display at the Bucktown Center through June with an awards…
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Central High Track & Field Wrap-up from State

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Congratulations to the girls track & field team for their excellent performances at the State meet. Athletes included 15 girls who competed in 11 events, recording 5 lifetime-bests and 10 season-bests. A few highlights include Tadaisha Thornton placing 7th in the 100 hurdles, Tanasha Atwater placing 11th in the shot put, Bella Solis landing 10th in the 400 hurdles, and the 800 medley relay team of Deena Gibbs, Dajanique Jackson,…
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North High Celebrates 10th Annual Run/Walk/Stumble/Crawl

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The North High School family recently gathered to participate in the 10th Annual Run/Walk/Stumble/Crawl.  During this event, staff and friends of North run and walk around the neighborhood to the east of school to promote wellness and raise money for local charities. This year participants chose to support student Tylor LeMar, a North High 10th grader who is currently waiting for a heart transplant in Iowa City. With around 110…
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DCS Students’ Photographs Part of National Exhibition

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Hailey Forrest (North), Lydia King (Central), and Will McKay (Central) have all had artworks accepted into the Photography Society of America’s 2014 Youth Photography Showcase. All three will have their photographs featured in the September issue of the PSA Journal, and will be on display at the PSA Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in September. Hailey’s piece, “Words Hurt Stop Bullying” was chosen as the most outstanding work in the…
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DSF Scholarships Awarded at West Honors Night

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At the West High Honors Night, several West students were announced as Davenport Schools Foundation scholarship winners. Congratulations to Jiselle Henderkott, Haley Burney, David Solbrig, Moesha Poole, Madison Walker, Leah Hermann, Jessica Bennett, Olivia Terronez, Matt Kronfeld, Nick Keppy, A.J. Petersen, Dawn Vickers, and David McVay!

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