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DCSD School Bands Will Not Participate in the Festival of Trees Parade Saturday

West High School Band Marching in Parade After calling the National Weather Service and consulting with administration, the decision has been made that the Davenport Community School District High School Marching Bands will NOT participate in the Saturday, November 18, Festival of Trees Parade due to the forecast for inclement weather due to wind chill and precipitation. Please note: While we are canceling DCSD Band participation in this parade, Quad City Arts has NOT canceled the Festival of Trees Parade itself. The National Weather Service at Mt. Joy has informed us that the forecast for the 9:00 a.m. staging time is 39 degrees, with sustained winds out…

Davenport Students Dominate at State Thespian Festival

West students at State Thespian Festival at UNI Central, North, and West drama students attended the Thespian Festival at the University of Northern Iowa November 10th through 11th. They competed in individual events and attended workshops on numerous topics, including Solo Musical Theatre, Monologue Acting, Group Musical Theatre, Duet Acting, Stage Management, and other design and performance areas. Central’s Savanna Picket won first place in sound design, Hunter IntVeld won first place in Lighting Design, and Ajay Williams won first place for his monologue, which he was selected perform in front of the entire delegation. Seven Central students, Lucas Thompson, Nichole Maitlen, Jeremy Weinstein, Peyton Reese, Joe Lasher,…

West Team Wins JA Titan Logo Competition

Team 2 for JA Titan Challenge West High students competed in the Dr. David and Agnes Palmer Junior Achievement (JA) Titan Competition on November 2nd at St. Ambrose University. JA Titan® allows high school students to apply their business knowledge by competing online in a fictional industry. While simulating business quarters, students make decisions on price, production, marketing, capital investments, and research and development. West’s teams took fifth place and eighth place overall, and Team 2 won the marketing logo competition, the third time in four years a West team has won this competition.…

Mid City Students Train Monroe Students in “Hour of Code”

Mid City student helping a Monroe student during "Hour of Code" Mid City High Code Ambassadors in the Davenport Digital Innovators class, Saul Boyles and Dylan Lane, trained fourth-graders at Monroe Elementary in an “Hour of Code.” The Davenport Digital Innovators class engages students in problem-based learning scenarios where they solve a problem within the community using a digital tool. Students learn a programming language and collaboratively develop a creative solution such as a website or mobile app.…

JROTC Educator Honored at University of Iowa Ceremony

Mike Matson Army JROTC educator and city alderman, Mike Matson, was presented as the Fight for Iowa honoree at the University of Iowa football game on November 4th. Sergeant Major Matson served as an Army Ranger for 20 years. His family has a long history of military dedication: his grandfather served our country during World War I, his father served in the Korean War, and his son, Joe, is currently stationed on an Army base in Georgia. Joe and Matson’s father were also at the presentation.…

Central Students Visit Museum of Mexican Art

Central students in front of the Chicago Museum of Mexican Art Forty Central High Spanish classes and Latinos Unidos Club members visited the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago on October 26th. They enjoyed a guided tour of the Day of the Dead exhibit and permanent collection and saw a sugar skull making demonstration. They also visited Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood and Water Tower area.…

Davenport Students Excel in Student Hunger Drive Collections

North Student Hunger Drive group photo Central and West   West High won second place in the Quad Cities Student Hunger Drive Class A with 59,526 pounds of food, equal to 34.97 pounds per West student. North increased its donations by 15% to 11 pounds per North student for a total of 12,981 pounds. Central High saw a 23.2% increase, collecting an average of 20 pounds per Central student for a total of 27,318 pounds.…

North Yearbook Wins Award of Distinguished Merit for Excellence

North High yearbook conference attendees The North High yearbook staff won ten individual awards at the Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference in Iowa City. In addition, the 2017 North High Norwica staff earned the Award of Distinguished Merit for Excellence in the Whole Yearbook Contest.…
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