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North High Wildcat Productions is hard at work on the upcoming fall production of “Children of a Lesser God.” Production dates are November 7-9 with performances starting at 7:00 on the 7th and 8th and at 2:00 on the 9th. Ticket prices will be $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for students. Synopsis: After three years in the Peace Corps, James, a young speech therapist, joins the faculty of a school for the deaf, where he is to teach lip-reading. He meets Sarah, a school dropout, totally deaf from birth, and estranged both from the world of hearing and from those who would compromise to enter that world. The two gradually fall in love and marry, and the story follows them through times of happiness and difficulty, as love and compassion ultimately hold the hope of reconciliation.
Annalise K. Buehner, a West High School senior, has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Annalise is the daughter of Colleen Buehner of Blue Grass.
Annalise is one of approximately 34,000 Commended Students recognized throughout the nation for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Students, parents, staff, and administrators celebrated the complete interior renovation of Truman Elementary School on Thursday, September 25, 2014, with a ribbon cutting and open house at the school. The renovation includes a secure entr…ance and the media center (school library) is now positioned as the central hub of the school. This transformation took place in approximately 11 weeks with construction crews working double shifts to have the building ready for the start of the school year. Please check out the story that appeared on WQAD- TV 8 to learn more Davenport School Goes Through Transformation
Andrew Buesing, a senior at Mid City High School, had the opportunity to meet with and interview Dr. Tate earlier this month. The interview took place in one of the building’s common collaborative learning spaces, and Dr.Tate answered questions about the construction of Mid City, the plans for the future addition, and the building process. Andrew’s article will appear in the building’s October edition of “The Maverick,” the brand-new Mid City school newspaper.
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Garfield Elementary School recently welcomed Pete the Cat to their all school assembly. Pete the Cat is a favorite character from a series of books. Fifth graders helped to tell the story of “Pete the Cat Rockin’ in his School Shoes.” Pete came to life as he walked through the door for all of the students to see, and once Pete started sharing high fives with the students, squeals of laughter could be heard everywhere. Pete really showed how Garfield is Rockin’ in Their School Shoes.” After Pete left Garfield he traveled to 9 other schools.
The Central High Environmental Club, sponsored by Mrs. Heninger, recently organized and completed a campus cleanup day. This was another way in which TAG (Talented And Gifted) students came together to beautify Central and the community. Volunteers met on the Main Street steps and cleaned school grounds and the area surrounding Central, collecting several large bags of trash and recycling. Thanks to the Environmental Club for all of their hard work and dedication!
On Friday, December 12, the Wood Intermediate 7-8 grade choirs will have an opportunity to show their school spirit while spreading holiday cheer with the patients at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital! Wood’s student musicians will sing and play for most of an hour in the John Carver Pavillon Atrium located in the Children’s Hospital. The Wood Intermediate Choirs are honored to be able to perform for the kids!
On September 19th, members of “West Connection,” West High’s varsity show choir, performed as part of the HAVlife Foundation’s “Preventing Lost Potential Day” celebration. HAVlife’s mission is “To Prevent Lost Potential™ of youth through support of participation in athletics, music and the arts.” Many students from our district benefit from HAVlife’s hard work. For more information on the HAVlife Foundation, visit http://www.HAVlifefoundation.org