DCS Students Win Photography Competition Awards


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Creative Arts Academy Information Meetings for 11th-12th Grade Students & Families


Several parent information nights have been scheduled for families of incoming 11th and 12th grade students in the Davenport Community Schools. The meetings will provide an opportunity for parents to learn more about the Creative Arts Academy, a unique educational experience offering high school students who aspire to careers in the arts and creative fields.

These high school students will concentrate on their required coursework and other electives … Read more

Central High School AP Biology Class Visits with Scholar

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Advanced Placement Biology students at Central High School had a reading assignment over Spring Break exploring natural selection and evolutionary biology. Their teacher, Mr. Trujillo, reached out to the author Dr. Jerry Coyne, Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago and New York Times bestselling author. On March 25th he spoke to the AP Biology class via Skype about his motivation as an author and then answered … Read more

Davenport Community Schools Wins “Best Community for Music Education” Award


Davenport Community Schools was one of six districts in the state of Iowa to receive a Best Community for Music Education Award from the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation this year. Mary Luehrsen, NAMM Foundation Executive Director, states that the winning districts “make a strong commitment to music education in the core curriculum supporting its essential value to a well-rounded education for every child.” It is through the … Read more

Battle of the Books Winners at Buffalo, Blue Grass, and Walcott Elementary Schools


Three student teams from Buffalo, Blue Grass, and Walcott Elementary schools recently competed against 10 other teams from the Quad City area in the Eastern Iowa “Battle of the Books” competition. The pictured students read 23 Iowa Children’s Choice Award books, and were the overall winners for their school. They all did a great job at the competition, and a special congratulations goes out to them from Teacher Librarians Terri … Read more

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