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Congratulations to North High senior wrestler Jordan Trowers for winning the 195 lb. championship at the Burlington Invite. Jordan went 4-0 on the day, raising his season record to 11-0. Great job, Jordan!
It’s been a great year for the West High School Coed Cheerleading Team! As we mentioned back in mid-November, the team was crowned Grand Champions for the second year in a row at the Spartan Challenge competition in Dubuque, while also winning the stunt competition against every other school in the competition. Since then, the students have been crowned 2013 Large Co-ed State Champions and 2013 Large Co-ed Regional Champions!
And that’s not the end of the great news…
Seniors Delaney Olcott and Catherine Goodall were named all-state cheerleaders, a recognition given to the top 36 cheerleaders in the state.
Seniors Wade Rollins and Jorge Caldera made the All-American Team at cheer camp this summer and will travel to London over winter break.
Mrs. Cook’s 2nd grade class at Buchanan Elementary has been working on the writing standards of 2.W.3 and 2.W.5, which involve writing a story that includes a topic sentence, details, and a conclusion. Students went through the revision and writing process by preparing a rough draft, making corrections, and writing a final copy. The writing topic was on a subject near to many of the second grader’s hearts: “How Do You Build a Snowman?” After students finished their beautiful writing, they were ready to present their work. Instead of drawing a snowman picture, students were able to use real snow to do a bit more of a “hands-on” creation. Since the weather outside was too chilly to build a snowman outside, Mrs.
The North High School Music Department will be holding an Open House Concert on Monday, December 16 at 7pm in the Paul J. Holzworth Performing Arts Center. This concert is free and open to the public.
The event will feature performing ensembles from the band, choir and orchestra, as well as a combined selection that will feature every music student at North HS on stage at the same time. The purpose of this concert is to celebrate the new and renovated music facilities here at North High, to recognize those who made it possible, and to open the facilities for the public to see.
Students in Tara Rommel’s Life Skills class had a visit from a Quad-City Times reporter on Thursday, December 5, 2013 as they worked together to prepare a holiday meal and celebrate their recent Festival of Trees “Best in Show” win for their tree entry “Making Spirits Bright.”
The West High School Life Skills program teaches special education students practical, daily living skills that can include meal preparation, laundry, cleaning, and handling money at a grocery store or restaurant. The Davenport Community School District has Life Skills programs in each of the high schools, as well as at the elementary and intermediate levels. Students have lessons in scoail studies, communications, English, and math. The goal of the program is to help students gain the skills they will need whether they eventually live on their own, with family or in a group home.
Pablo Haake, a junior at Central High School, is one of two students selected in the State of Iowa to receive the prestigious U.S. Senate Youth Program Scholarship. Pablo has been awarded at $5,000 scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to join 102 students from 50 states and the District of Columbia to participate in the program’s 52nd annual Washington Week, March 8-15, 2014. Student delegates will learn about the relationship between the three branches of the federal government and will meet with Senators, cabinet officials, and other government leaders/policy makers. They will gain first-hand knowledge and witness government in action while visiting Capitol Hill, the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, the Supreme Court and other sites in Washington.
Central inducted 37 new members into its chapter of the National Honor Society. The ceremony took place in Kahler auditorium where students participated in a formal candlelight entrance and received their membership pins and certificates. Membership is based on scholarship, leadership, character, and community service. The guest speaker was Mr. Bill Wundrum who shared memories of his own days at Davenport High School as well as the reminder to pursue dreams even though obstacles may seem to be in the way. Thank you for your uplifting message Mr. Wundrum, and congratulation to the 2013 inductees.
Kimberly Center High School student, Payton Engels, traveled with three other Iowa students to Washington, D.C. on November 20, 2013 for the JAG National Student Leadership Conference. Payton’s trip included a day of meetings with Iowa congressmen and senators. The students enjoyed a Capitol tour and then a luncheon. Payton participated in leadership classes which helped the participants with trusting skills and other activities. She also competed in the employability competition which involved a mock interview. The JAG students had a dance night and talent show while in the US capitol. Payton’s trip ended on November 24, 2013. She said it was an unforgettable trip, and is very thankful that she had the experience of the JAG National Student Leadership Conference.