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

Fact Sheet on Per Student State Funding

Davenport Community Schools Logo In response to parent and community interest, Superintendent Dr. Art Tate has compiled a fact sheet regarding the history of state funding and the current debate over funding equity. See below: 1. Beginning in the mid-1970s an Iowa education funding formula set a cost per student which divided the state… Read more

Spring Kick Off: Shoes for Students

shoes_for_students_3-18-2015 Spring is here, and some students do not have appropriate shoes for walking to school or participating in recess and physical education class. Schools are asking for the community’s support to provide students with this basic need. What: New or “like new” athletic-type (closed toe, lace-up) shoes for male and … Read more

West High Students “Spread the Word to End the Word”

WHS_Spread the Word to End the Word_3-11-2015 On March 4th, Falcon Friends members participated in “Spread the Word to End the Word.” This is a national campaign to encourage people to pledge to stop using the R word because it is hurtful to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Students passed out stickers to those who signed the poster… Read more

North High Yearbook Staff Win Neubert Award

NHS_2015_Neubert For the second year in a row, North High’s “Norwica” year book staff received the Neubert Award for the Whole Book Contest for the State of Iowa. This is the top of the top award in the state. Congratulations to all of our “bookies,” including Editor-in-Chief Ana Munson and Photo… Read more

Central High Students Attend QCMP Math and Science Conference

CHS_QCMP_1 Central Students Aaliyah Lopez, Amiah Gooding, Andrew Boyle, Nicole Garth, and Makala Walker attended the Quad City Minority Partnership Math and Science Conference, held on March 6th at Black Hawk College. This program provides an opportunity for 11th grade students to discover, explore, and experience the realm of science and… Read more