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Blue Devil Marching Band Receives Invitation to 2022 London New Year’s Day Parade!

We can't stop thinking about the big announcement the Davenport Central High School Marching Band received last week! This talented group of musicians was invited to perform in the 2022 London New Year's Day Parade! Congratulations students on this tremendous recognition and achievement!

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2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration

Join Davenport Community Schools for Kindergarten Roundup, taking place on Thursday, March 5, at your neighborhood school. Families will learn about the routines of the school and meet key staff members.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Course

Youth Mental First Aid Training Course Youth Mental Health First Aid is a free 8 hour course that will prepare you to be even more supportive to our students as they experience struggle with mental health crises, substance use challenges, or when their lives are more chaotic than usual. This training is open to all DCSD staff! By learning to recognize the signs of mental health distress in others and knowing how to communicate effectively with those experiencing difficulty, we can be part of an immensely impactful intervention. Moreover, if these issues are identified early, we can increase the likelihood of both the short term and long term success of our students. Sessions Currently Available: February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. March 3, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. April 21, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. May 11, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Where: Achievement Service Center 1702 North Main Street Davenport, Iowa If you would like to participate and become certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid, please contact Sarah Brennan at brennansa@davenportschool.org or (563) 336-7484

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Eisenhower Elementary Fourth Grade Students Raise Money for Australian Bushfires

On Thursday, January 30, 2020 fourth grade students at Eisenhower Elementary participated in a celebration where the entire fourth grade class donated $2,070.09 to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund from a project Eisenhower Elementary fourth grade students had been participating in called Pennies for Percentage.  Megan Determan, fourth grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary, created this project to raise money for the Australian Bushfires, starting with an original goal of raising $200. "The concept came about by teaching Social Studies and talking about how humans make an impact on the environment and other humans, as well as how the environment impacts humans. I’ve been wanting to do a service project with this group, and with the bushfires being such a current event at the same time as teaching this Social Studies standard, it felt right to show the students how they can directly make an impact when humanity is at its most vulnerable," said Determan. To raise money, students who wanted to participate set a ST Math goal. Then, students would have one week to reach their ST Math percentage goal.  Students found sponsors from home, including friends and family, to donate a certain amount of money per percentage gained that week. After sponsor forms were turned in, it became clear to Determan that the amount raised was going to be quite a bit more than $200. Determan reached out through social media and emails to local businesses to see if anyone would be willing to match the classes donations, up to $500. Martin Family and Cosmetic Dentistry agreed to match donations up to $500. Whitey’s Ice Cream contributed $100. Today's event was a huge success! The students were overwhelmed with joy when they got to see how they can personally make a difference in others’ lives no matter how far away or how old they may be. 

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Great River Show Choir Invitational, February 21 and 22

Great River Show Choir - Feb 2020 An exciting event is fast approaching for DCSD Show Choir students, it's the Great River Show Choir Invitational! This is a two-day event that will be held at the Adler Theatre on Friday, February 21, starting at 5 p.m. and Saturday, February 22, starting at 8 a.m. The Great River Show Choir Invitational will showcase area high schools and even ones from across the Midwest, as these talented singers face off in competition style. So remember, mark your calendars for Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22! We can’t wait to see you there!  Learn more: http://www.greatrivershowchoir.com/

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A Message From Dr. Kobylski on the State Budget Review Committee Decision

Yesterday, we had a very favorable outcome at our meeting with the School Budget Review Committee. It was a momentous day for the Davenport Community School District, but it was a greater day for the students of the Davenport Community School District. The School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) voted to forgive more than $9 million in previous District overspending, and allow the District to move forward in a financial way that provides for our students. I want to thank all of the staff who put together the proposal, and the School Board for their support. I also want to thank the SBRC, as they had a complex and a difficult decision to make. I believe the SBRC made their decision yesterday based on the fact that they want to do what is best for the students within our District.

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Truman Elementary Principal Receives $300 Pay it Forward Award

Truman Elementary Principal Receives $300 Pay it Forward Award One Davenport Community School District Principal has just been recognized for her efforts to always give more to her students. On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, Chrissy Willis, Principal at Truman Elementary, was awarded a Pay it Forward award from Ascentra Credit Union that included a $300 donation to use toward improving her school! Chrissy first started at Truman Elementary as a teacher and when given the opportunity returned as principal. She has always put together innovative ideas. Some including the “KIND wall”, her pride and joy, the Truman Sensory Walk, and now Chrissy has plans to install a rock-climbing wall for her students. She’s always thinking outside the box! Chrissy stated, “It is an incredible honor to be recognized for the work that I do, and I couldn’t do the things that I do without the amazing support of my family.” Chrissy was nominated by her mother-in-law, Barbra for the Pay it Forward award.

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Michael Hill, Davenport West Student Musician, Wins Concerto Competition Prize

A picture of Michael Hill playing the symbols Michael Hill, a student from Davenport West High School, was recently selected to perform "Ney Rosauro’s Marimba Concerto No. 1" at the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Youth Ensembles Winter Concert on February 23, 2020, accompanied by the Youth Symphony Orchestra!  Michael has been playing percussion for eight years and string bass for nine years. This is his second year in the Youth Symphony Orchestra, but he has been involved with the Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles for eight years.

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