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WHS Students Raise Funds for “Pennies for Patients”

Cassie Daily and Sydney Howard spearheaded the West High School Pennies for Patients Campaign. Cassie was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 13. After one year in remission she was diagnosed again the day after her 15th birthday. She has undergone extensive chemo treatments and had to have a stem cell transplant. Cassie is currently in remission and finishing up her junior year at West. Her goal is to volunteer and give back to others; Cassie and Sydney coordinated many activities that helped raise $1007.16 to donate to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Pennies for Patients. They plan to do…

CHS Blue Devil Productions Presents “The Wedding Singer”

Blue Devil Productions will present “The Wedding Singer”  April 3, 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. in the Kahler Auditorium, Central High School, 1120 Main Street. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students, children and Senior Citizens. The musical, based on the 1998 film by the same title. follows the trials of Robbie Hart, a wedding singer who live with his Grandma Rosie in New Jersey. After being dumped at the altar by his own fiancee, Linda,  Robbie becomes angry and depressed and can no longer sing at weddings. A comedy of errors results as Robbie struggles to…

Washington Elementary Artwork Featured at the Figge Art Museum

On Tuesday March 25th, Washington Elementary 5th graders went to the Figge Art Museum for their annual curriculum driven trip, sponsored by the Great Minds program. This year, the students saw something they didn’t expect to see… their very own Pop Art project was on display! The 5th graders worked with art teacher Mrs. Rannfeldt for two months to complete their project. During that time, they learned that Pop Art consists of something that is popular in culture that has been given an artistic vision. Students decided to use the popular rubber band bracelets they are all making and incorporate…

Check Out Our Updated Family & Community Learning Guides Online!

The Family and Community Learning Guides are a series of grade level guides that help families and community partners understand what students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 in Davenport Community Schools should know by the end of each grade level. These expectations are established in character education, language arts, math, science, social studies, visual arts, music, and physical education/health and wellness. Each series of benchmarks includes simple activities and community resources that parents and community agencies can use to support Davenport Community Schools students. Many of the activities are simple to incorporate into other family activities. Family and Community Learning…

North High School Presents “Fiddler on the Roof”

Travel back in time to a small Russian town in 1905 where life is as precarious as a “fiddler on the roof.”  The traditions of the Jewish community include a matchmaker whose job is to arrange a match between eligible women and men in the village. Reb Tevye, the milkman, is a poor man with five daughters. Follow the story of  his efforts to arrange good matches for his daughters in the face of  changing societal traditions among the villagers, against a backdrop of Czarist Russia where a revolution is brewing that will change the lives of the people in…

Central High’s Yearbook Wins Award

The Iowa High School Press Association Whole Book contest recently awarded Centrals 2012/2013 yearbook, titled “Epic”,   The Neubert Award which is “IHSPA’s highest rating category. These yearbooks are deemed exceptional in executing solid journalist, photographic and design principles in yearbook publishing.” This is the second year in a row The Blackhawk Yearbook staff, under the direction of Mrs. Jasper as adviser, earned this top award. The staff worked so hard, and we are so proud of them!…

Davenport North’s Northside Establishment named Grand Champion for the 7th Straight Year

Davenport North’s show choirs-Northside Establishment and Center Stage-competed for the final time this year at the “Stars on Stage” Show Choir Invitational at Fort Madison High School. They competed against 17 other show choirs from across the state and Missouri and Illinois as well. Center Stage finished with their highest placement of the year, won the Prep division, and were selected to participate in finals for the first time in 7 years! They finished 5th Runner-Up and have improved each week! Northside Establishment won the 4A division and defeated another show choir that had twice defeated them this year. They…

Central High School Mock Trial Teams Compete

Central Mock Trial Team Red went one and one in competition at the Scott County Courthouse. Both teams that they faced qualified for state, so they were against the best in the region. They had impressive poise and professionalism. Central is proud of their commitment and dedication in presenting a difficult case. The Central Mock Trial Blue team competed in the Mason City Regional Tournament.  The team went one and one in competition points. These students were impressive – the knowledge, quick-thinking, logic, public speaking skills, and problem solving strategies that the students gained from this experience are invaluable and…
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