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All high school seniors should complete the FAFSA form since it’s the first step in determining your eligibility for financial aid to continue your education beyond high school graduation. You can get expert help in completing your FAFSA at two upcoming workshops in Davenport and, best of all, there’s no charge!
FAFSA workshops are being offered on Saturday, March 8th at two locations:
From 9 a.m. to noon in the Library at West High School
From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Belmont Campus, Scott Community College, Bettendorf, IA
Be sure to bring your completed tax returns for both the student and parent/guardian. For more information check our website at FILE YOUR FAFSA.
A big congratulations goes out to Central High junior Lindsey Chavez! Lindsey’s sculpture “Abraham Ackles” was selected to be displayed at the 17th annual National Ceramics Exhibition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lindsey was selected out of 1,154 entries and one of 111 juniors to have their work on display. While there, her sculpture will be viewed by ceramic artists and visitors from all over the country. This is a great honor, as Lindsey’s work will be an exhibit with the very best in the country. Way to go Lindsey!
Students at McKinley Elementary School are writing songs about kindness this week with the help of visiting artist James Hersch. Each year McKinley Elementary students have a theme and this year’s theme is kindness. Students have been reading age-appropriate books about kindness with older students and teachers reading the book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. A total of 12 songs are being written during this week and one song will be chosen for all of the students to learn. Other songs will be sung at school assemblies for the remainder of the school year. For a glimpse into the process, join WQAD on a visit to a fith grade classroom at McKinley http://tinyurl.com/ny67yfn.
Students at Mrs. Daniele Busher’s advisory class at Smart Intermediate have been involved in an important service project this year. The class found out that the Maysville Greyhound Shelter needed blankets for the bottoms of the greyhounds’ cages. Greyhounds are very lean animals and will suffer from bed sores if they as the dogs are very lean animals and lack the proper bedding on the bottoms of the cages to cushion their bodies. The class had already made 26 blankets by the end of January and are working to make more blankets. Mrs. Pamela Douglas, another teacher at Smart, brought the greyhound she adopted so the students could see what a difference the blankets could make to the animals’ well-being and learn more about the advantages of greyhounds as pets.
North High freshmen Jinaya Houston and Jacionna Stowers finished 1st and 2nd in the MAC Conference in scoring for the 2013-14 girls’ basketball season. Houston led the conference with a scoring average of 18.9 points per game. Stowers was right behind her with an average of 18.5 points per game. Houston also finished third in the conference by averaging 8.3 rebounds per game. Great job, Wildcats!
Congratulations to Central High senior Matt Moran for being selected to the All-Academic All-State team in basketball this year. The Iowa Basketball Coaches Association selected Matt because of his academics and basketball success this season. To be selected, an athlete must start in 90% or more of the basketball games, have an ACT of 28 or higher, and a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Excellent job Matt!
On February 23rd, the West High competition cheer team competed at “The Grand Finale” at Pleasant Valley High School. West took home top honors, having the highest overall score from all the high school teams competing. This was the 3rd time this season the team won overall Grand Champion at a competition. The group also won 1st place at 5 competitions this season. Congratulations on a great year, team!
Davenport Reads is a joint project sponsored by the City of Davenport, Davenport Community Schools, and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges to help increase reading at home and support for struggling readers of all ages. Please check out the new Davenport Reads website http://www.davenportreads.org/ to find reading resources. While you’re there, we hope you’ll join us in taking the pledge to read 20 minutes per day, have a library card, and have age-appropriate books/reading materials available at home. Take the Pledge and support Davenport Reads!