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DCSD School Cancelled Today (Wednesday, Jan. 23rd)

Due to weather conditions, classes are cancelled for the Davenport Community Schools today, January 23rd. Please be safe.

2 Hour Early Dismissal, January 22, 2019

Winter snow on evergreen trees DCSD will be dismissing 2 hours early today, January 22, 2019. All evening activities are canceled.

Adams Elementary Students and Staff Paint Colorful Mural

Adams students working on mural Adams Elementary students and staff recently spruced up one of their learning spaces by painting a beautiful large mural. Students loved being a part of this team building experience, and worked extremely hard on creating such a colorful masterpiece. Thanks to Adams art teacher Mr. Ryder for helping execute the vision, Sherwin Williams for donating the paint, and to school staff and students for making this “Adams All-Star Alley” a beautiful learning environment for students and a wonderful experience they will remember forever!

Central High Students Selected for 2019 Kennedy Honor Orchestra

Central High Students Selected for 2019 Kennedy Honor Orchestra Congratulations to Central High’s members of the Kennedy Honor Orchestra: (top row, L-R) Brighton Hall, Alexis Berenger, Sarelle Fredenburg, Jason Bordine, (bottom row, L-R) Maitreyi Shrikhande, and Lily Jewell. These dedicated musicians were selected from over 300 students representing 40 schools in Iowa. All of their hard work and effort will culminate in a performance in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, March 2nd.

Creative Arts Academy Hosts Fashion Shoot Workshop

Creative Arts Academy fashion photography shoot On Friday, January 11th, the Creative Arts Academy hosted Central High’s Advanced Photography class for their first Fashion Shoot Workshop. CAA teacher Mr. Balsar utilized authentic Project-Based Learning to fully immerse the students into the excitement (and hard work) of hosting a fashion shoot. This type of project requires a great deal of additional planning, time, and resources. The students involved in the class are tasked with the organization of the project from start to finish. This project would not have been possible without the support and assistance of amazing community members and participants such as Em Hansen, who located three models and did all of the hair, makeup, and clothing. Special thanks to Riverbend Retro for the loan of the beautiful furniture pieces and props, and to the Creative Arts Academy PTA for providing food and beverages for those involved with the shoot.

Students Participate in SEISTA Honor Orchestra and Advance to State-Level Honors

SEISTA Honor Orchestra The following students performed in the Southeast Iowa String Teachers Association (SEISTA) Honors Orchestra at Bettendorf High School this past Saturday. Those marked with an asterisk* have been selected into the state-level Iowa String Teachers Association Honor Orchestra, with a performance in May! North High: Sophia Heller*, Jackson Blubaugh, Philip Shrake, Zach Ford, Julian Swain*, Ethan King, Ashton Snarr, and Kacie Simmonds West High: Anthony Harkey-Stumpf, Michael Hill*, Jarrod Hulme, Emma Peters, Morgan Shaffer, and Nolan Ware. Central High: Kaia Colvin, Holland Craig, Karlee Davis*, Cole Mitchell*, Aron Mitchell*, and Aliza Oxyer* Williams Intermediate: Paige Barber, Gabby Connolly*, Owen Foley*, Nathan Fornal*, Arwen Hansen, and Kaitlyn Sharp; Williams Cadet Players: Samyr Andilog, Karsten Hulme, and Alex Wohlers Walcott Intermediate: Hannah Leatherman, Zeke Cervantes, and Paige Sinksen; Walcott Cadet Players: Alex Ewoldt and Adam Shipley Smart Intermediate: Marisabela Rivera, Lucero Torres, and Tanner Jones; Smart Cadet Players: Noah Norris and Natalia Rivera Wood Intermediate: Vivian Bonde*, Will Bennett*, Landen Freeman*, Isabelle Sneath, and Ian Thomas*

Dancers Earn Awards at Regional Competition

West and Central dancers Congratulations to our student dancers who won awards at the Dance Team Union Regionals this past weekend! West High: The Diamond Dancers placed 4th in lyrical, 3rd in pom, and 2nd with their kick routine. The team’s soloists also had great performances, with Mia Nelson winning 1st place in the senior solo division and Alyssa Broer taking 4th place in the junior solo division. Central High: The Blue Illusion Dance Team won 1st place for all-male, coed, prop, and junior high pom. The Junior Varsity team took 5th in jazz and 6th in pom; the Varsity team brought home 2nd in jazz and 4th in pom; and soloists all placed in the top 5, with Andrew Park winning 1st place in the junior solo division, Garianna Clinton-Nelson 2nd, Emma Logas 3rd, and Madeline Sottos 5th. In addition to these awards, Garianna also won most entertaining dance and the team earned a best costume award.

Sister Wrestling Phenoms Both Ranked #1 in their Divisions

Tateum and Sydney Park hold up their awards Sisters Sydney Park (Central High) and Tateum Park (North High) are both ranked #1 in their respective wrestling weight divisions and will be competing in the first ever Girls State Wrestling competition. This ushers in a new era for girls wrestling, with the divisions being sanctioned by the Iowa High School Athletic Association! Check out the inaugural high school rankings here.
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