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The First Day Project is an annual school supply drive held in collaboration with various Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities school districts to help provide school supplies for children who might not otherwise be able to afford them. Approximately 62% of our students are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program which is used as a guideline for students to receive these school supplies. Postal carriers in the Iowa Quad Cities will pick up donations of school supplies as part of their regular deliveries on Saturday, August 4. The success of the First Day Project has a substantial impact on our students helping them have the tools they need to begin that first day of school with confidence. Thank you for your support!
As part of their youth appreciation efforts, the Davenport Noon Optimist Club and the Quad City Morning Optimist Club presented awards to “most improved” students in several subjects in each grade level at J.B. Young, Smart and Wood Intermediate Schools. Students being honored were: J.B. Young Intermediate School: Alex Wallace, Chandler Brown and Mario Echols, sixth grade math; Mario Echols, Taylor Perrault and Geneva Fredenburg, sixth grade reading; Josh Jones, Destiny Tenorio-Rockwood and Destiny Cobb, seventh grade math; Darren Crimmins, Gwen Johnson and Isabel Britton, seventh grade reading; James Jones, Lakiah Crane and Hannah Baez-Strawhacker, eighth grade math; Cervanteez Almindinger, Mason Boyer and Taneece Hicks, eighth grade reading. Smart Intermediate: Jacob Trujillo, Erin Hunt and Lindsey Dittmer, sixth grade math; Marissa Fox, Angel Reighard and Daibrionna Williams, sixth grade reading; Omar Garcia, Brandy Sullivan and Ryan Foss, seventh grade math; Tyrese Ballard, Regan Jurski and Shawn Starr, seventh grade reading; Taylor Dodd, Sandra Perez and Ethan Wilkerson, eighth grade math; Dalton Powers, Morgan Vaughn and Thalia Liendo, eighth grade reading.