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Davenport Community Schools High School Students selected for Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band and Honor Jazz Band

On Saturday, January 11th, Davenport Community Schools had multiple students selected for the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band and Honor Jazz Band. Congratulations to the following students: Intermediate Schools Jared Beck, Percussion – Wood Emma Berger, Clarinet – JB Young Sophia Buckley, Alto Sax – Smart Grace Carr, Trumpet – Sudlow Liam Cleveland, Baritone Sax – Sudlow Hannah Coonfare, Bass Clarinet – Sudlow Gavin Dodd, Trombone – Wood Sabrina Duran , Clarinet – Wood Chane Eckhardt, Percussion – Williams Ethan Gabriel, Trumpet – Williams Sarah Howell, French Horn – Sudlow Kersten Kahley, Clarinet – Williams Molly Kretschmer, Clarinet – Williams Michael Mathews, Tenor Sax – Sudlow John McAtee, Percussion – Sudlow PJ O’Dacre, Euphonium – Sudlow Hannah Olka, Bass Clarinet – Wood CJ Parker, Tuba – Wood Olivia Penniston, Flute – Sudlow Sam Sarvestaney, Tuba – Wood Zoe Tanner, French Horn – Walcott Lucas Thompson, Oboe – Sudlow Olivia Tobin, Alto Sax – Sudlow Carmen Vavra, Clarinet – JB Young Jeremy Weinstein, Percussion – Sudlow   High Schools Nick deBlois, Alto Sax – Central Halie Dodd, Clarinet – North Rachel Garlock, Bassoon – North Tommy Hathaway, Trumpet – Central Abby Luntz, Flute – Central Ally Luntz, Oboe – Central Cole Neese, Percussion – North Tony Nguyen, Tuba – West Hannah Quick, Clarinet – Central Angelica Rua Rodriguez, Alto Clarinet – West Aryana Sarvestaney, Oboe – North Korben Wilson, Bass Clarinet – Central

Central High Students Qualify for National History Bee and Bowl Competition in Washington, D.C.

Central High recently hosted the Eastern Iowa Regional National History Bee and Bowl Competition. Central’s varsity team placed second overall in the tournament (out of 10 great teams), and the junior varsity team placed second overall in their division. Because of those finishes, both teams qualify for the national competition in Washington, DC in the spring! Students participating in the tournament and contributing to the teams’ successes were Graham Atkinson, Jake Byrne, Will DeBlois, Susan Dircks, Pablo Haake, Hannah Hansen, Hannah Mandell, Josh Moestaert, Cameron Moeller, Teresa Rossmiller, and Thompson Teasdale. Individually, Pablo Haake placed second in the Varsity History Bee competition, and Graham Atkinson placed second in the JV History Bee competition. Both students qualify for nationals with their impressive individual finishes!

Upcoming Transition Activities for Incoming WHS 9th Grade Students

Davenport West High School has a number of activities planned to help incoming 9th grade students for fall 2014 make a successful transition from intermediate school to West. For more information, please call the West High School Guidance Office at 386-5500. You may also want to check out the school website to learn about some of our students’ achievements at West High School.  

Parents of Incoming 9th Grade Students Attending North High School Fall 2014

If your student will be starting 9th grade in the Fall of 2014 and plans to attend North High School please call the school’s Guidance Office at  388-9880 for information about upcoming transition activities that will help your student get off to a strong start in high school. You may also want to check out current student achievements and activities at North High School.

Twenty-eight Students Graduate from Kimberly Center High School during December Ceremony

Kimberly Center High School’s December Graduation was held at the Galvin Fine Arts Auditorium on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Twenty-eight students graduated from KCHS in December. Board president Ralph Johanson, Superintendent Dr. Art Tate, and KCHS Principal Sheri Womack presented remarks for the graduating seniors. The Madison Jr. Blue Vibes, under the direction of Mary Beth Dircks, performed two songs for the graduates – “Peace Round” and “I Wish.” A slide show presentation of the graduates was presented by counselors Leanne Anderson and Jessica Hankins. Congratulations to the graduates for the completion of their high school education!

CHS Blue Devil Productions Presents “Brighton Beach Memoirs”

Central High School’s Blue Devil Productions will present “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simon January 16 and 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Kahler Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students & senior citizens. “Brighton Beach Memoirs”first premiered on Broadway in 1983. It is a coming-of-age comedy based on Neil Simon’s memories of growing up in Brooklyn in the years just prior to World War II. The story revolves around adolescent Eugene Morris Jerome, the youngest son of the family, and his interaction with other members of his family, each of whom is facing some type of personal challenge. There are some scenes that may not be appropriate for children due to sexually explicit and profane language.  

Summer Program Open House at McKinley Elementary School

The McKinley PTA is hosting a Summer Program Open House on January 9, 2013 from 3-6 pm in the McKinley gymnasium.  All community members are invited to attend and will receive information from 15 local organizations on events available for children during the 2014 summer.  Organizations that will be present include: Stepping Stones, AEA (College for Kids, Kid University,  Computer Camp), Camp Abe Lincoln, Scott County YMCA, Camp Conestoga, Putnam Museum, Camp Shalom, KinderCare, Davenport Parks & Rec, Davenport Library, Rivermont Collegiate,  KinderCare,  River Music Experience, Davenport Junior Theater, and the Bettendorf Family Museum.        
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