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Congratulations to two members of the Central Symphony Orchestra. At the Southeast Iowa District Honor Orchestra Festival, Madison West was awarded Associate Concertmaster, and Gabriel Lance was awarded Associate Principal Viola. Because of these high honors, they were selected for the Iowa String Teachers Association state-level Honor Orchestra at UNI in May.
Team #5466 The Combustible Lemons finished their season at Super-Regionals April 5th. The Lemons finish in the top 7% of FTC robotics teams in the world. Season Highlights include; Ghana Outreach project, Think Award and Inspire 3rd place at Iowa State Championships.
Walcott Trust and Savings Bank, Walcott Community Club and the Walcott Day Committee have teamed up to donate $9,000 to Walcott Elementary and Intermediate Schools to purchase smart boards for the remaining elementary classrooms that do not have them. Pictured here is the Walcott Trust and Savings Bank contribution of $6000 towards the $9000. School principal Jenni Weipert and some of the students greeted bank officials and representatives of Walcott Community Club and the Walcott Day Committee for the check presentation. Adults pictured, left to right, are Randy Moeller, representing Walcott Community Club; bank VP Daron Oberbroeckling; bank VP Stacey Koberg, also representing Walcott Day, bank president Cal Werner; bank CEO Sue Daley; bank director Will Moon, bank VP Tammy Blick; bank director Kent Paustian; Weipert; and bank director Bob Garman. Unable to attend were Walcottt Day co-chairmen Joe and Kelly Quick.
Junior Pablo Haake recently had the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., as a recipient of the prestigious U.S. Senate Youth Program Scholarship. The scholarship included a $5000 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. Student delegates had the opportunity to see the relationship between the three branches of the federal government and meet with senators, cabinet officials, and other government leaders and policy makers. They also had the privilege of meeting President Obama and listening to him speak at the White House. Pablo gained first-hand knowledge and witnessed government in action while visiting Capitol Hill, the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, the Supreme Court and other sites in Washington D.C. The program is sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.
On April 28, 2014, the Iowa High School Press Association (IHSPA) released its IHSPA Scholar academic awards honoring the state’s top journalism students. Thirteen students in Iowa were honored for 2014 and three of those students are from Davenport Central High School.
Honorees are: Selena Flores, Justin Sanchez, and Jacob Lamantia.
Students must have a minimum of three semesters of high school journlism, a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average, approved community service, and they must submit an essay discussing the lessons they’ve learned as a high school journalist.
Fourth and fifth grade students at Fillmore Elementary School are getting hands-on experience in environmental studies and having fun in the bargain. The students, known as “Kids in the Creek,” adopted a small creek near Division and Rdgeview Dr. behind the school about four years ago. The students meet weekly to learn about and care for the creek and the surrounding watershed.
Among their activities, students test the pH level of the creek and hold an annual clean up of the creek. The pH data collected by the students is included in a statewide initiative on water quality. To read more about this learning experience, check out the story in the Quad City Times at http://tinyurl.com/jvs3qk3.
The City of Davenport and the Davenport Community Schools are sponsoring an important event from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29th in the North High School Cafeteria, 626 West 53rd Street, Davenport. We invite our parents, students, staff, and community members for this opportunity to receive information regarding the warning signs of suicide and the community resources that are available to help. Suicide is a difficult and sensitive subject to address. We believe it is important to provide our families with access to resources that can offer support.
The Davenport Community Schools Marine Corps JROTC recently participated in a drill competition in Chicago, and the team of cadets won 1st place in unarmed exhibition! The group also took 2nd place in armed platoon exhibition, unarmed IDR squad, and unarmed squad exhibition; and 3rd place in unarmed and armed IDR platoon. Congratulations, cadets!