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Congratulations to the 66 students from Central High and 19 students from North High who were inducted into the National Honor Society this winter. An invitation to join was sent to students who demonstrated a devotion to their academics. The inductees then had to complete a rigorous application process documenting their strong character, leadership skills, and community service. These students will continue to give back to the community as part of their membership to National Honor Society.
Congratulations to the Varsity History Bowl team from Central High on their second place finish at the recent History Bowl tournament. After winning four matches, the team of Pablo Haake, Hannah Hansen, Cameron Moeller, Josh Mostaert, and Thompson Teasdale took second place behind the team from IMSA (Illinois Math and Science Academy). Because of their strong showing, Central’s team has qualified for national competition this April in Washington, D.C. Congratulations to these talented historians!
The Westboro Baptist Church has scheduled a protest at West High School from 7:40 to 8:10 a.m. Monday, January 26. The protest is one several scheduled at various Quad Cities locations over a three-day period. The Davenport Police Department will be on hand to ensure that no public safety issues arise. The Davenport Community Schools will conduct business as usual on Monday at West High School and in all of our schools throughout the district. Additional information about these protests can be found online on the church website.
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This past Friday, Garfield Elementary honored Martin Luther King Jr. by holding a special assembly. The event featured a drum circle of talented student musicians, a reenactment of the Montgomery Bus Boycott with a student actress portraying Rosa Parks, a dance piece, and other festivities. The focal point of the event was a spoken biography of Dr. King, written and read by 4th grade students Rhiannon Shondel, Makynzee Balluff, and Abi Rangel. After the bio, the three presenters were joined by other Garfield students in the reading of Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. It was a powerful assembly, inspiring all the students and visitors in attendance.
We are proud to present the first graduating class of the new Mid City High School! Congratulations to the following Fall 2014 Graduates: Jordan Anderson, Andrew Buesing, Nichole Connelly, Danyell DeToye, Jake Dobbs, Kayshon Elliott, Melissa Embrey, Apryl Grass, Spencer Hesseling, Nick Jones, Calvin Jones-Jackson, Olivia Meister, Lameishia Moore, Kashia Myrick, Alaina Otte, Rikki Pandori, Jeraisha Powell, Candelaria Ramirez, Anastasia Sadler, Kaitlyn Schmidt, Victoria Sherrod, Tyler Slack, and Sherman Williams Jr. Nice job, students! We wish you the best in all your future endeavors.
On January 10th, band students from Central, North, and West High Schools auditioned for the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association (SEIBA) Honor Band in Fairfield, Iowa. West High was honored with seven students being recalled and five students accepted into the Honor Band. Congratulations to Chane Eckhardt and Kersten Kahley for being recalled, and to David Aust (percussion), Collin Bell (percussion), Sophie Buckley (alto saxophone), Jacob Clearman (trombone), and John Ward (alto saxophone) for being accepted into the Honor band. Central High congratulates ten students who were selected to the Honor band: Ally Luntz, Audrey Killip, Hannah Quick, Maddie Spain, Tommy Hathaway, Sarah Howell, P.J. O’Dacre, Graham Atkinson, Isaac Thompson, and John McAtee. North High celebrates the following five instrumentalists who were selected for Honor Band: Kevin Birdsong (Tuba), Hailey Dodd (Clarinet), Rachel Garlock (Bassoon), Cole Neese (Percussion), and Marisa Robertson (Bassoon).
Congratulations to the North High Varsity Girls Basketball team for continuing their undefeated run this year! They have compiled a record of 12-0 and are currently ranked #7 in the state! They have defeated then #2 North Scott 68-54, Burlington 64-44, and Bettendorf 94-84. Way to go Wildcats!
“Knights of Algorithm,” Williams Intermediate’s Lego Robotics team, has qualified for the State First Lego League (FLL) Competition! Gateway to Technology teacher Michelle Hemming and her students leave on the road today, so wish them the best of luck! The Knights won their bid to State by placing 7th overall at the local FLL competition at the Putnam Museum on December 14th, where they also won the Project Honorable Mention Award. All of our Intermediate Schools participated in this event, where students programmed their robots to perform a series of missions and presented a project on the topic of Campus-based Learning versus Online Learning. Also winning awards were Wood Intermediate taking the Core Values Trophy and Sudlow Intermediate taking the Robot Design Honorable Mention Award.