Central High Special Olympics Team Advances to State

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Congratulations to the Central High Special Olympics team on their performance at the regional track and field competition at North Scott High School on Saturday. All 11 athletes received at least one 1st place ribbon, which qualifies them for the State Competition in Ames on May 22-24. Good luck to this impressive group of athletes!… Read more

Talented Madison Elementary Student Gets Visit from Mayor Gluba

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Mr. Nickell, art teacher at Madison Elementary, has a project where he asks his students to start something at home or outside of art class, bring it in, and “see what we have.” For the project, Amara Whitfield brought in something cool – a drawn portrait of Mayor Gluba. Amara and Mr. Nickell talked through some ideas for finishing the artwork, and now that it’s done, it will be hanging … Read more

North High Earns Awards at IHSMA Small Group Contest

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The North High Vocal Music Department recently received many different awards at the Iowa High School Music Association’s Small Group Contest. Over 50% of the Wildcat vocalists who participated received Division I ratings, and the Men’s Ensemble (pictured) received a perfect score and was named “Best of Center.”  Way to go, Wildcats!… Read more

Madison Walker Wins Joey Schlader Memorial Scholar Athletes Award

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Congratulations to Madison Walker of West High for receiving the Joey Schlader Memorial Scholar Athletes Award! Madison was presented with her $500 scholarship and award at the FCA Night of Champions, held on April 10th at the Stoney Creek Inn. The scholarship is in honor of Joey Schlader, North High School graduate of 2009, who passed away in 2012.… Read more

DCS Students Win Photography Competition Awards

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Several Davenport Community Schools students won honors at the Augustana College “Sights and Sounds” Student photography competition. North High students Tylor Moss, Ashley Mull, and Sabrina Sprout won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively. West High’s Victoria Ornelas Steeb, and Central High’s Kiara Shivers and Emily Erwin, received Honorable Mention awards. Congratulations, students!… Read more

Combustible Lemons Send STEM Equipment to Friend in Africa

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Last year, Sherifa Atangiba, an exchange student from Ghana, Africa, was part of the FTC Robotics team at West High. While at West, Sherifa had the dream of bringing robotics and STEM education to her home country. Now that she’s back in Ghana, her old friends on the Combustible Lemons robotics team have been working to make her dream a reality. The Lemons have raised money to purchase robotics equipment … Read more

Central High Students Win Mock Trial Regional Awards

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The Mock Trial regional awards have been declared, and Central High has received several outstanding attorney and witness awards from recent competitions in the middle of March. Students receiving Outstanding Attorney awards were Alexandra Doner, Maddie Spain, and Pablo Haake. Students recognized as Outstanding Witnesses were Mickey Sloat, Hannah Hansen, and Matt Heinrichs. Congratulations to these talented students for their achievements and contributions to the program!… Read more

Students & Parents Show Interest in the Creative Arts Academy

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Students and parents are coming out in solid numbers to attend family information nights to learn more about the new Creative Arts Academy being launched by the Davenport Community School District for the 2014-2015 school year. Current fifth grade students and their families have been attending meetings held at various elementary schools this week. High school students and their families have meetings scheduled April 14-16th. Application forms and information about … Read more

North High Students Visit Camp Courageous

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On Tuesday, April 1st, six North High students from Mrs. Arp’s class took a field trip to Camp Courageous in Monticello, Iowa.  At Camp Courageous, the students participated in activities such as dancing, archery, the rock climbing wall, and other outdoor activities.  The students learned many skills and were able to spend time with peers from across the state.… Read more

West High Students Win Awards at Trap Shooting Event

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Congratulations to the Davenport Youth Trap Team for their fine showing at last Saturday’s double duel trap meet at Otter Creek in Cedar Rapids. This is one of the biggest meets of the year besides state, and there were over 300 shooters from all over Iowa in attendance. West students Cody Berg, Brad Belz, Nick Keppy, Noah Osborn and Brockton Frank took home the 3rd place trophy in the morning’s … Read more

ISU Extension Educator Visits Harrison Elementary

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During the months of March and April, ISU Extension educator Jodi Becker provided all 100 first grade students at Harrison Elementary a series of science lessons tied directly to the Iowa Core. The first grade curriculum teaches the life cycle of plants. Students study a variety of basic earth materials and learn about the life cycle and needs of plants. The extension visits reinforced classroom instruction, bringing learning to life … Read more

Marine Corps JROTC Brings Home Awards

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On April 4th, the Davenport Community Schools Marine Corps JROTC, located at North High School, competed in a drill, shooting, and physical fitness competition in Des Moines. Cadets performed very well and brought home a total of FIVE trophies. Congratulations, team!… Read more

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