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The North High School Wildcats have qualified for the state baseball tournament in Des Moines for the second year in a row. The Wildcats will play Des Moines East at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 31st at Principal Park in Des Moines. The Mississippi Athletic Conference hasn’t had a 4A team reach the semifinals since Burlington in 2008. The Wildcats (23-15) are the eighth seed and have drawn a top seed from the Central Iowa Metropolitan League which is Des Moines East (36-4). It’s a Great Day to be a Wildcat!!
The North High JV and Varsity Cheerleaders attended the CSA cheer camp this summer, winning 3 blue and 2 red ribbons for performances and cheers. During this camp 5 cheerleaders (Tamika Tucker, Alex Garrett, Melanie Curby, Brittany Teel and PJ Hilligoss) qualified for All-American status and were invited to cheer in the Capitol One Bowl in Orlando. Congratulations, students!
The annual First Day School Supply Drive is a strong collaboration among Quad City area school districts, local post offices and volunteer groups to help meets the needs of students who may not otherwise have the school supplies they need to be successful. Nearly 20,000 students in the Quad Cities schools are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program. Davenport Community Schools have 62% of their students qualifying for the free & reduced lunch program. Supplies collected are distributed to students in need to help them start the school year with confidence.
The 2013 Collection Date for Iowa will be Saturday, August 3. On this day, Iowa Quad Cities residents can leave donations of school supplies by their mailbox to be picked up by their postal carrier. The Illinois collection date will be Saturday, July 20. A number of other events and collection sites are in the works and that information will be provided as soon as it has been confirmed.
The weather may have been damp and dreary, but the faces of students from the Stepping Stones program had broad smiles as they participated in the 3rd Annual Brady Street Stadium Games on Friday, July 26, 2013. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade competed in a variety of track and field events, along with some other non-traditional timed events including cup stacking, shoe tying and the bat balance. Area media outlets were on hand for the event, as well. The photo shows a triumphant student crossing the finish line with the support from his official timer, District Athletic Director Brad Oates.
For more photos of this fun-filled event, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DavenportCommunitySchools
Parents can now use their Parent Portal account and password to pay fees for the upcoming school year. Just link to the TouchBase fee payment service through your Portal welcome screen. Once there, your child’s fees will be posted, and you can use your major credit card to pay your fees conveniently online. For more information on TouchBase fee payment, please visit http://www.davenportschools.org/enrollment-and-registration-overview/#touchbase.
The West High School Junior Varsity (JV) and Varsity Dance teams recently participated in the National Dance Association’s (NDA) dance team camp in Wisconsin. Both teams received a number of awards. Selected to the All-American Team were Jessica Bennett, Karlee Shaffer, and Kellie Nelson (who was also named the top All-American of the camp). Paige Nelson received the Varsity Spirit Award. The WHS Varsity team received the Superior Showmanship Team award. The Varsity team also received a Superior Rating and 1st place in the Team Routine with the JV team receiving a superior rating and third place in the Team Routine. First place in the Team Leader run-off went to WHS seniors Jessica Bennett, Kayla Latham, Kellie Nelson, and Abby Thumann. West High School also received the National Dance Association’s Team Award which is awarded by the NDA to the all-around superior team in the areas of leadership, teamwork, performance, and positive attitudes.
The Davenport Community Schools and the City of Davenport are launching a new event to kick off the school year Graduation Destination: “Take the Journey-Finish It”. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the River’s Edge, 700 W. River Drive, Davenport. Students drop out of school for many reasons and often, students and their families are unaware of the support and resources available through the schools and in our community that could help them.
Do you have a student who needs support? Are you a Davenport Community Schools student who is considering dropping out or has already done so? You have options! We’ve brought together resources to support students and their families in one place. Davenport Schools staff members will be on site to discuss options available for students who want to complete their high school education.
As we begin a new school year, the District’s Board of Education and Superintendent wish to remind District students, parents/guardians, staff, and volunteers that harassment and bullying of students is against the law and District policy. The District will not tolerate harassment or bullying of students based on the student’s actual or perceived traits or characteristics, including: age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, familial status, or any other trait or characteristic protected by law.
Any student who believes he or she has been subject to harassment, bullying or a hostile environment based on one or more of the characteristics noted above— whether such harassment, bullying or hostile environment is created by a fellow student, school employee, parent/guardian, or volunteer—is encouraged to report the conduct to school personnel.