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North JOOI Club Hosts Room at Gilda’s Club Noogiefest

Katie Sturmer, Samuel Rosario, and Mikeyia Taylor North High’s Junior Optimist Octagon International (JOOI) club volunteered at Gilda’s Club Noogiefest the weekend of October 14th and 15th, a Halloween fun night for the community and families going through cancer treatments. The club sponsored a room with a ring toss, spider hunt, and bullseye contest. Pictured are Katie Sturmer, Samuel Rosario, and Mikeyia Taylor.…

Jay Swords Wins 2017 ITAG Distinguished Service Award

Jay Swords speaking at ITAG Davenport Schools’ Jay Swords has won the 2017 Iowa Talented and Gifted (ITAG) Distinguished Service Award. Jay has been involved in gifted education for three decades. Over the years, he has counseled gifted college students through the Belin Blank Center, led site visits, provided summer enrichment programs, co-hosted an award-winning history radio show, presented at ITAG numerous times, directed a statewide creative problem-solving competition, and, most importantly, impacted the lives of thousands of students who have passed through his classroom. Congratulations to Jay on receiving this well-deserved award!…

KWQC’s James Stratton Teaches Garfield Students About TV News

James Stratton with Garfield students Fourth-graders in Mrs. Lindell’s class at Garfield Elementary are learning about the research and inquiry process with a project to create and present a newscast about a natural disaster. To bring their project to life, James Stratton from KWQC TV-6 News talked to students about their different roles to play as anchor, reporter, or citizen. Using Mr. Stratton as a model, students identified the research components needed to create a newsworthy story, explained why the integration of visuals is critical to their newscast, delivered vital information to the community about their natural disaster, and gave any cautionary measures needed for…

Smart Intermediate Football Players Go Undefeated

Smart Intermediate seventh grade football team The Smart Intermediate seventh grade football team wrapped up an undefeated 6-0 season with a 30-13 win over Bettendorf. Congratulations players and coaches!…

Central Students Take Virtual Tour of Mexico

Central students using Google Expeditions Virtual Reality Viewers Students in Ms. Landaverde’s Spanish class at Central High recently had the opportunity to virtually tour Mexico as part of their Cultural Connections unit. Students studied Chichen Itza, Aztec and Mayan Ruins, and other parts of Mexico and Mexico City. All of their efforts culminated in using the Google Expeditions Virtual Reality Viewers to see these amazing places “up close.”…

North Environmental Club Adopts Area to Clean Up

North Environmental Club group photo Mrs. Rowland’s Environmental Club at North High adopted the campus and 53rd Street in front of the building through the ilivehereqc.org program. They had their first cleanup day on October 11th. I Live Here QC is a local affiliate of an organization that “empowers others with information, activities, and resources for becoming a better steward of our environment.”…

Michael Liendo Teaches West Students About JavaScript and Giphy APIs

Michael Liendo with West students Michael Liendo talked to the West High Computer Science students about JavaScript development and working with Giphy APIs. He gave a great tutorial that the students will be able to take and try at home. Michael works for Aquent IT Solutions, a development center and consulting firm. He also represents QC Coders, a group of developers that is highly supportive of the computer science efforts at West.…

Central Students Attend Globalization and Gender Conference

Group photo of Central students at conference Students from Central High’s Girls Learn International attended the Globalization and Gender Conference at St. Ambrose University, serving our school, community, and the world in search of justice for all. Their articulate comments, thoughtful questions, and insightful participation at the conference were noticed by many.…
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