Madison Elementary Recognized with Regional Community Schools Honor

Steve Mielenhausen, Principal Madison Elementary was recently recognized for its approach to community engagement by the Federation of Community Schools. Steve Mielenhausen, principal of Madison Elementary, received the Leadership Award from this important education advocacy group. He was honored at the Federation’s Annual Conference in Naperville, IL on November 14, 2014, where education… Read more

Davenport Community Schools Employees Donate $42,028

Davenport Community Schools 2014 Employee Giving Campaign was a great success! Over the past 17 years our employees have donated $892,028 to non-profit and charitable community organizations that support families in need. Our total gift raised in the 2014 campaign was $42,028.   We are  proud of our Davenport Community Schools… Read more

Central High Announces Music Scholarship Winner; Marching Band Performs at Nationals

CHS_band_nationals_combo Congratulations to the Central High Marching Blue Devils on an amazing performance at Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Marching Blue Devils were one of ninety four bands that competed over a three day time frame. They finished in 9th place in their class out of… Read more

West High Engineering Team Wins Award at National Competition

IMG_0389_low_res “Falcon Fever,” West High’s Real World Design Challenge Team, participated in the National RWDC contest this past weekend, and we’re proud to say the team has earned the Most Creative Presentation Merit Award.… Read more

DCS Students Selected to All-State Choir

NHS_Pierre_Young_all_state_choir_2014 Congratulations to North High sophomore Pierre Young for being selected as one of the Solo Finalists for the All-State Choir. Pierre sent in his recording and was selected to be a part of the final auditions for the song “Noel.” It is a very high honor to be chosen as… Read more

Sudlow Campus Receives an Upgrade

sudlow trees The landscape at Sudlow has changed recently as eight new trees have been planted. There were a variety of species planted: red maple, sycamore, swamp white oak, red oak, and bald cypress. These were either replacement for previous trees or added to the landscape to improve its appearance. This was… Read more

Mid City High School Ribbon Cutting

IMG_7722-2 (1024x735) Over 100 visitors toured Mid City High School recently during a ribbon cutting / grand opening celebration. Special guest speakers included Mayor Bill Gluba, School Board President Ralph Johansen, and Tara Barney, President… Read more

Great Minds Trip to the Putnam STEM Zone

Students at Putnam Museum This year, thanks to the Great Minds program of the Davenport Schools Foundation; all Davenport Schools 6th graders are attending the newly designed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program at the Putnam Museum.  While there, they investigated many components of the science curriculum, including: law of physics, forces and… Read more

Davenport Schools Win Sportsmanship Firsts From the MAC

Untitled drawing Each year since 1999 the Mississippi Athletic Conference (MAC) has selected area high schools in nine sports to receive sportsmanship awards, along with an overall sportsmanship award in both girls’ and boys’ sports. The competition is sponsored by area Rotary Clubs and the winners are awarded banners to display in… Read more

A Look Back at the 2014 Student Showcase and Ambassadors Rally

Davenport Schools @ RME-9280 (1024x683) The 2nd annual Student Showcase and Ambassadors Rally was held recently at the River Music Experience in downtown Davenport. The Davenport Community Schools Ambassadors Corps are honored guests at the event, and this… Read more

DCS Presents 63rd Annual Holiday Concert

MB900358685 Davenport Community Schools are proud to present their Sixty-Third annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Vickie Ann Palmer Hall (former Lyceum Hall/Masonic Temple), 115 West 7th Street, Davenport, IA. The event is open to the public and there is no charge. Since its inception,… Read more

Candy Reed Named 2014 Iowa School Counselor of the Year

Small 3052 Candy Reed, school counselor at Garfield Elementary, was named the 2014 Iowa Elementary School Counselor of the Year. She was given the award at the annual Iowa School Counselor Association  (ISCA) conference on November 3, 2014 in Des Moines, Iowa. Ms. Reed, who has been a counselor at Garfield since… Read more
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