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Children’s Village West, Hoover, Buchanan and Hayes held their “Million Father Breakfast” event at each location on September 20, 2012. Over 250 adult male role models including fathers, grandfathers, uncles, big brothers joined their pre-school student for breakfast at one of the Children’s Village sites. Staff members at each site provided different breakfast menus ranging from pancakes to muffins, juice and milk.
Wildcat Productions of North High School will present the play “I Never Saw Another Butterfly”at 7:00 p.m. October 12-13, 2012 and at 2:00 p.m. October 14, 2012 in the Holzworth Performing Arts Center, North High School. The play shares the hopes, fears and beauty of the children of Terezin Concentration Camp during World War II. More than 15,000 children passed through the camp during the course of the war and fewer than 100 survived. Their true story is told through the artwork and poetry they left behind which shows that life can continue to flourish and hope remain strong under the worst of circumstances. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students. For information please call North High School at 388-9880.
Three Central High School JROTC cadets, along with Sergeant Major Mike Matson, were requested as guests of the Rock Island Arsenal Sustainment Command at the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the Arsenal. Pictured from left to right are: Sergeant Major Matson, Cadets Roy Schindler, Anesa Lovedy, and Tyler Buck.
Zach Minch, a Central High School senior and running back on the football team, was chosen the fourth winner of the Des Moines Register’s Shining Star award which is given weekly during the Iowa high school football regular season. Mich rushed for a Mississippi Athletic Conference record of 371 yards and four touchdowns (one for 80 yards) during a 75-0 victory over an opponent. He averaged 21.8 yards per carry. Congrats Zach!
The Davenport Community Schools’ Legislative Advocacy Committee sponsored their annual Meet Your Legislator Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 13, 2012 in the Jim Hester Board Room at the ASC. Approximately 100 people attended the event including legislators Jim Lykum, Cindy Winkler, Phyllis Thede, Linda Miller, and Joe Seng. School board members Rich Clewell and Bill Sherwood, along with Superintendent Tate, Rob Scott (CHS Principal) and a number of teachers, administrators and parents were present. Students from the high schools’ AP government classes also took the opportunity to talk with legislators about their hopes and aspirations for the Davenport Community Schools.
Five students at Madison Elementary School volunteered to get their flu shots as part of the annual Flu Free Quad Cities promotion held at Madison. The Flu Free Quad Cities initiative, lead by Genesis Health Systems, has a mission to vaccinate 10,000 Quad Cities students this year. Each flu vaccination received can help protect others from getting the flu, as well. Bob Schneden, Madison SAM, was persuaded by the students to come to the stage and get his flu shot along with the students. Two fifth grade classes and Board member, Rich Clewell were on there to cheer on those who received their flu shots.
John Luedtke, father of Wood Intermediate School student Ryan Luedtke, shared his memories of 9/11 with students at Wood Intermediate School on September 11, 2012. Luedtke is a former New York City police officer who was on the Brooklyn Bridge when the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers took place September 11, 2001. He not only saw the attacks take place, but as a police officer he was also involved in the clean up efforts that followed.
For his final project during the 2001-2002 school year, vocational welding student Patrick Boyle, who is now a minister in South Korea, chose to create a memorial which symbolized his senior year in high school. “A Day That Changed Our Lives” was created from the foundry process, welding, glass work, and concrete and utilized only scrap materials. The 9/11 first responders are honored by the fireman’s hat, policeman’s cap, and a Red Cross emblem. The red squares on both towers symbolize the floors where the planes crashed. The American flag flies high above the sculpture to show the spirit and sense of unity displayed by Americans following these tragic events. A group of senior vocational welding students at West High School have refurbished the memorial for the second time since it was installed.