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Dr. Robert Kobylski has been chosen as the new superintendent of the Davenport Community School District beginning June 1, 2019.
Dr. Kobylski has been the superintendent of the Nicolet High School since July, 2013, and also has been serving as the superintendent of the Fox Point-Bayside School District since July, 2016. He previously served as the superintendent of the Menasha Joint School District, as well as the Kohler Public Schools. He began his career in education as a secondary social science teacher in the Chicago Public School system. He has written for and contributed to numerous professional publications and magazines, including Phi Delta Kappan, Teaching Today, and Chicago Magazine. Dr. Kobylski has been a featured presenter and has conducted many educational workshops at the local, regional and national levels.
Dr. Kobylski received his Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University Chicago.
Congratulations to the student artists and authors from Central High and the Creative Arts Academy who were named Honorable Mention, Silver, and Gold Award winners in the Iowa Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These students were recognized for their original ideas and talent in several different categories. Of the thousands of entries, Gold Keys are awarded to the top 5-7%, Silver Keys are awarded to the top 7-10%, and Honorable Mentions are awarded to the top 10-15%. CAA/CHS Students earned twenty-three Honorable Mentions, thirteen Silver Key awards, and the following students won five Gold Key awards: Lily Chen in Printmaking, Haylie Conger in Drawing and Illustration, Lucas Thompson in Jewelry, and Victoria Young in Sculpture and in Mixed Media. Congratulations!
Congratulations to North High’s Shania Burrage and Central High’s Nia Walker for their selection by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at Iowa State University to receive the Multicultural Vision Program (MVP) Scholarship. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study. As part of their studies, Shania and Nia will take part in an MVP orientation and attend several sponsored events during their first year on campus. At the successful conclusion of their four year experience, Shania and Nia will serve the ISU campus and the MVP program as student mentors and role models.
Congratulations to West High junior Anton Kordick for qualifying to the National Speech & Debate Tournament in the International Extemporaneous Speaking category. The event will be held in Dallas, Texas in June, and this will be West’s 40th Nationals appearance. Good luck, Anton!
Congratulations to Mid City High senior Aiyana Litt (center in photo), who has been named a Promise Award winner by the Davenport Noon Optimist Club. The Promise Award is a $1,000 Scholarship given to a graduating senior.
Seven Creative Arts Academy students were recently selected to be exhibited in the 2019 Youth Art Month Show in Des Moines. Their artwork will hang among approximately two hundred other pieces of student art from all over the state of Iowa. The exhibit runs during the month of March, and students will be honored at a reception and ceremony on Saturday, March 23, at the State Historical Building in Des Moines. Congratulations to the following CAA Students!
Gael Chenus, 6th grade, Self-Portrait – Mixed Media
Dalaysia Dixon, 6th grade, Parents Divided – Acrylic Paint
Julissa Pernell, 7th grade, Nature – Digital Photography
Charlie Soboroff, 7th grade, A Daily Stroll – Digital Painting
Addy Clearman, 7th grade, Alter Ego – Digital Art & Photography
Owen Christy, 8th grade, Alternating Reflections – Digital Photography
Jacqueline Vernon, 8th grade, Pumpkin Mucus – Mixed Media
The Central High freshman/sophomore girls basketball team finished their historical season on Friday night in Burlington with a 62-27 win over the Greyhounds, finishing their season as undefeated Fresh/Soph MAC Champs with a record of 20-0. Leading the way for the Lady D’s were Bria Clark with 14 points, Aliiyah Morgan and Adriauna Mayfield with 11 points each, and Kaitlin Carr with 10 points and 8 steals. What an amazing season!
On January 24th, Mid City High School’s Iowa Youth Congress members Lily Bert and Tyler Huntington met with members of the Iowa House of Representatives to discuss their bill on Parental Liability for Juvenile Offenders. They met with Representatives Bennett, Wolfe, and Thede, and received a great amount of interest in passing this bill in the Iowa House. The bill would increase parental liability for damage caused by minor youth in their custody from a maximum of $2,000 to the actual cost of the damages done by the offender.