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The entire Wilson Elementary community, including the school’s PTA and staff members, collaborated during the week of the Mississippi Valley Fair to provide parking for patrons attending the event. All of the proceeds raised are going back to the students at Wilson, and the school wanted to express thanks to fair-goers by saying “We are extremely grateful to everyone who donated their time to staff this event and to all of the fair goers who utilized this service. Thank you for helping all of our students SOAR here at Wilson Elementary School!”
Wood Intermediate School recently held its annual “Jump Academy” event to welcome this year’s incoming 6th graders. During the orientation, students were given a tour of the halls, classrooms, cafeteria, and library; they learned about their daily schedule; and they practiced new daily tasks such as opening up their lockers. WQAD featured Wood’s Jump Academy with an article and video starring a couple new 6th graders. Enjoy the news piece here! https://wqad.com/2018/08/01/sixth-graders-take-over-wood-intermediate/
Approximately one-hundred K-5 Jefferson Elementary School students participated in 5 1/2 weeks of learning and fun this summer through our first year of Camp Re-Imagine, held at the school. At the camp, students participated in activities such as coding, using a 3-D printer, planting a butterfly garden, building bookcases, writing a book for incoming pre-K students, and constructing a vehicle and deciding how to power it to navigate an obstacle course. The pilot program, developed by Davenport Community Schools and the Mississippi Bend Area Education Association, was designed not only to help stem summer learning loss, but also to engage students to the extent that they would make gains in their learning over the summer. Data on student learning was collected and will be studied to guide decisions about future camps.
Please enjoy the following “look back” video that features members of the Class of 2018 as they recall their experiences at Davenport Community Schools, memories of inspirational teachers, and their plans for the future. We are extremely proud of all our graduates, and we wish them the best as they begin their lives after high school!
The Davenport Community School District’s Achievement Service Center will be moving its offices across the street to the top two floors of the former J.B. Young School July 16th through August 3rd. The new address is 1702 N. Main Street, Davenport and the entrance is on the Main Street side of the building. If you have an appointment scheduled or need to speak with someone in person, please call our main line at 563/336-5000 so we can help route you to the correct building during this transition. We may experience brief delays in responding to email and phone calls during this time. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this move!
The Davenport Community Schools Achievement Service Center has continued the practice of summer hours (four 10 hour days per week). The final Friday of Summer Hours is August 3. The ASC will resume regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning the week of August 6th.
School’s out for summer…time to get a jump on registration for next year! Beginning in the 2018-19 school year the Davenport Community Schools is asking all K-12 families to use our Online Registration system. Online Registration is currently open for new and returning families and is required for students to return to school in August. This system allows for easy upload of required documents, simple verification of current information for returning students, and offers quick links upon submission for paying fees, school meals, and other helpful topics.
New families will find the link to this easy online registration service on the homepage of the district’s website. Returning families must use their Parent Portal account to access the link for their child’s registration. Families that haven’t used their Parent Portal before were sent an email with their personal activation key.
Congratulations to the 10 and under Davenport North Wildcats youth baseball team, who were named Champions of the 10U State Tournament held in West Des Moines on Sunday, June 24th. The team is coached by former North High standout T.J. Sheedy, and is made up of students from Truman, Harrison, and Fillmore Elementary schools.