First Grader Zayne Bowen Attends National Gymnastics Team Training Center

2014_08_08_11_22_33-3 This summer, former Hayes student Zayne Bowen (now entering first grade at Buffalo Elementary) was invited to attend Chow’s Gymnastics Olympic Camp and train with Olympian Gabbie Douglas. Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute is part of the U.S. National Team Training Center. Way to… Read more

North High Senior Spent Part of Summer as a Boys’ State Representative

NHS_Nicholas Kaperka North High School senior Nicholas Kaperka was selected by the Davenport American Legion as a representative at Boys’ State from June 15th-20th. The Boys’ and Girls’ State program is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students, and participants become a part of the operation… Read more

Central High Freshman Awarded Aviation Scholarship

Central logo The Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc., has announced that Central High freshman Alex Mester has been selected for a 100% scholarship from the Quad City EAA Chapter to go to an EAA Flight Camp in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This amazing opportunity will allow Alex to work with professionals while learning about the… Read more

United Way 2014 “Day of Caring” at Davenport Community Schools

photo 1 On August 20th 2014, a community-wide “day of caring” brought together teams of volunteers to take action and complete projects for area non-profit organizations. Fillmore, Hayes, Jackson, Truman and Washington Elementary Schools all participated in the event, with teams of volunteers spending time on… Read more

North High Pom Cats Win Awards at UDA Summer Camp

NHS_Pom_Cats_Combined The North High Varsity Pom Cats attended the Universal Dance Association Summer Camp at Western Illinois over the summer and came home with numerous awards. The team earned a Superior rating and a 1st Place trophy in the Home Routine Competition, the Leadership Award (which was voted on by their… Read more

Central High Marching Band Will Represent Iowa in 2015 Independence Day Parade

CHS_marching_band The Central High Blue Devil Marching Band, led by Director Alex Wilga, has been selected to represent Iowa in the 2015 National Independence Day Parade in Washington D.C.  Groups invited to attend the parade can only participate with a congressional nomination, and Central was nominated by Congressman Loebsack. Congratulations to… Read more

Now Launching…DCSD Virtual Backpack!

virtual_backpack_1inch_thumbnail Traditionally, the Davenport Community School District has permitted the distribution of  materials from our non-profit community partners informing our families of programs and activities that are focused on improving the health, education, or welfare of our students. With the start of the school year, the Davenport Community Schools has launched… Read more

North High Junior Selected to National Society of High School Scholars

NHS_Jenna Hartman Jenna Hartman, a North High School junior, has recently been selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.  The NSHSS was formed in 2002 to recognize academic excellence at the high school level, and it encourages members to apply their unique talents and potential for… Read more

Now Accepting Model Teacher Nominations

10477-DCS TLCS Banner PROOF Do you know an exceptional teacher that you would like to nominate for recognition?  Or are you an excellent teacher who would be willing to open your classroom door to fellow teachers and discuss your practice? If so, you might want to consider the role of Model Teacher. Davenport Schools… Read more

Davenport Schools Roll Out Teacher Leadership Program

Sarah McGlynn & Melody Oswald Davenport Community Schools have rolled out their Teacher Leadership program with the start of the 2014-2015 school year. The District has received approximately $5 million per year for the next three years to invest in implementing a teacher career path system that offers stipends to teachers who apply and are… Read more

Graduation Destination 2014

Graduation Destination 08162014 031 A steady crowd of families came through the River’s Edge during Graduation Destination on Saturday, August 16, 2014. During the kick-off portion of the event, Mayor Bill Gluba, Board President Ralph Johanson, and Superintendent Art Tate spoke to students, their families, and the community… Read more

Davenport Community Schools Students “Unpack Their Backpacks”

Jefferson Unpack Your Backpack 08142014 003 Davenport Community Schools students and their families enjoyed last night’s traditional “Unpack Your Backpack”  event.  “Unpack Your Backpack” gives students the opportunity to meet their teacher and check out the classroom before the first day of school. For our parents, it’s an opportunity to meet their child’s teacher and also… Read more
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