Davenport Community Schools Celebrates Junior Achievement Day!

JA Day In recognition of Thursday, April 2, 2015 being named as Junior Achievement Day throughout the region, we wanted to thank these important partners for supporting financial literacy in Davenport classrooms. All Davenport 5th Graders complete the Biztown Curriculum and 8th graders participate in JA Finance Park. The culminating activities for… Read more

DCS Students Named to All-Metro Basketball Teams

Basketball Congratulations to the following students for being named to this year’s All-Metro Basketball Teams! Girls Basketball All-Metro Honors: West’s Chrislyn Carr, along with North’s Jinaya Houston and Jacionna Stowers, made the First Team. Honorable Mentions went to Central’s Makayla Buck, North’s Paige Bradford, and West’s Sydney Mayes and Mariah Mayfield.… Read more

Walcott Intermediate Student Wins Quad City Art Award

Walcott_Kylie Welch anne frank painting honor 1 Walcott 7th grade student Kylie Welch won first place (a $500 award) in the Meyer and Frances Shnurman Holocaust Visual Arts Contest with her painting of the Amsterdam row houses where Anne Frank and her family went into hiding. The theme for this year’s contest was “Imagery and Expression: A… Read more

Central High JROTC Wins “Best Youth Group” Award

CHS JROTC parade A huge congratulations goes out to the Davenport Community Schools Army JROTC Corps of Cadets as they won the “Best Youth Group” award for the 2015 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Over 100 Army JROTC Cadets and friends marched Saturday in this magnificent Quad City event. This parade is recognized as… Read more

Central High Special Olympics State Basketball

CHS olympics Congratulations to Central High’s Special Olympics State Basketball participants. The basketball team of Baylee Norris, Jalynn Nunnally, DJ Cooke, Nick Laster, Athen Carrington, and Esston Menke played some of their best games and fought hard for an amazing third place/bronze medal finish! In addition, Tony McDonnell got a 3rd place/Bronze… Read more

West’s Combustible Lemons Qualify for FTC World Championships in St. Louis!

WHS_combustible_lemons_advance_to_Worlds_4-1-2015 The “Combustible Lemons,” West High’s FIRST Tech Challenge team, qualified to the FTC World Championships in St. Louis on April 22-25th! This is their third trip to the international competition in four years, with their last attempt ranking them 24th in the world among high school robotics teams. At the… Read more

Central High Students Selected for ISTA Honors Orchestra

CHS_ISTA_honors_orchestra Congratulations to the top-achieving string players of Central High for being selected to the state-level ISTA Honors Orchestra that will be held at the University of Northern Iowa on May 16th. Orchestra members include violinists Aldon Dorsett and Michelle Hernandez, violist Gabriel Lance, cellist Collin Bracey, and bassist Connor Essary.… Read more

Mid City High iJAG Student Meets with Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds

DCS_MCHS_James_Salkil_des_moines_3-26-15-A Mid City High student James Salkil went to Des Moines for iJAG Legislative Day. Legislators from the House and Senate were truly impressed with James, and multiple iJAG teachers, program managers, and the CEO/President talked about how captivated they were by his confidence, presence, and ability to speak with others.… Read more

West High’s Combustible Lemons Win Awards at State Contest

WHS_Lemons_2_2015-3-26 The “Combustible Lemons,” West High’s FIRST Tech Challenge team, recently participated in the Iowa FTC State Championship, and we’re proud to say the Lemons won the Inspire Award and were also the Winning Alliance Captain! Congratulations, students. The team is currently at the Super Regional competition, so wish them luck!… Read more

Central High Named State Exemplar for College and Career Readiness

CHS_building The Iowa Department of Education has selected Central High as a state exemplar for career readiness and preparing students for college. Central was asked to submit examples of the things they are doing to help students prepare to be successful, and the committee was quite impressed by the school’s commitment… Read more

Davenport Community Schools Wins Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting

Final 2014 ASBO Letterhead PRINTER.indd The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded Davenport Community Schools the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. DCS was recognized for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending 2014.… Read more

Davenport Community Schools Expands Google Apps for Education

gafe-300x120 The Davenport Community Schools will expand the outreach and impact of its Google Apps for Education services for high school students beginning fourth quarter of the 2014-15 academic year. This expansion will allow sharing of resources from around the world including file sharing and classroom connections. Grades 3-8 will still… Read more