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In anticipation of four upcoming school board vacancies, we are holding an Information Session on June 18th, 2015, from 6:00-7:30 pm to provide more information about Board of Education roles, responsibilities, and expectations as well as the process for completing and filing nomination papers. Directors Ken Krumwiede and Nikki DeFauw will be in attendance to answer questions. The meeting will be held in the Jim Hester Board Room at the Achievement Service Center, 1606 Brady Street. RSVP by June 15th to Mary Correthers, Board Secretary, by calling 563-336-5087 or emailing email@example.com. To access more information on school board elections right now, click here.
Congratulations to the Central High School Special Olympics team in their outstanding showing at State Summer Games for track and field. Competitors who brought home a gold medal include Hunter Songolia, Baylee Norris, Claire Tibbetts, Jalynn Nunnelly, Antonio Salazar, and Tony McDonnell. Athen Carington-Parker received two silver medals. Nick Laster, Jalynn Nunnelly, Karl Lantzky, Dwight Cooke, and Esston Menke all returned with ribbons for their hard work and effort. This team is full of strong competitors with GREAT sportsmanship!
Mid City High School student Luke Liska will be receiving the Scott Community College Future Leaders Scholarship, a $500.00 award. Luke is planning to attend Scott Community College to pursue a business degree.
On Saturday, May 23rd, MidCoast Fine Arts hosted the 2015 Art Works Expo at the Bucktown Center for the Arts at 225 East 2nd Street in downtown Davenport. Central, North, and West High School students competed for prize money to support supply budgets. Students had 5 ½ hours to create a large scale pastel creation on two four foot by eight foot panels on a theme they chose. The pastel murals from all ten competing high schools will be on display in MidCoast Fine Arts’ Bucktown Gallery through June 26th, when a closing reception is planned and winners will be announced. Please consider a visit to the gallery by June 26th so you can vote on your favorite!
NHS team members are Austin Robertson, Donna Knox, Cassidy Barker, Josie Tipsword, Hannah Olka, and Kristine Tran.
Many students from Central, North, and West High Schools qualified for the State Girls & Boys Track Meet in Des Moines, and here are the results that have come in on student/team placements:
From West, Kyle Verdon took 8th place in the discus finals, Anna Hedges took 3rd places in shot put finals, Tirael Malone placed 12th in long jump finals, and the 4-by-200 meter relay team of Savannah Strunk, Dyon Hickman, Zaria Lambert, and Diamond Combs took 9th place in the finals.
From North, Mariah Anderson placed 22nd in the girls’ 400 meter dash finals. The 4 x 200 relay team of Josh Reid, Zeke Hayslett, Calvin Conger, and Kevin Murphy placed 22nd in the finals.
From Central, Bella Solis ran a lifetime-best in the 400 hurdles to earn a 4th-place medal in finals, and Lauren Lamourt jumped a lifetime-best to earn a 6th-place medal in the long jump finals.
Congratulations to the Mid City High School Class of 2015! You looked amazing last night, and the ceremony was inspiring and wonderful. As Principal Dr. Klipsch said in his remarks, “Go out and make the world a beautiful place.” Great job, Mavericks! You make us all proud! To view a nice QC Times story and photo album, please click here.
Garfield Elementary students and staff recently planted the new Garfield School Garden. Megan Gilbert, FoodCorps service member, led the project. FoodCorps is supported by the DCSD’s Iowa Nutrition Network school grant Pick A Better Snack program.
Congratulations to ten members of Central High School’s girls track & field team who qualified for the State Championships in Des Moines! Bella Solis will participate in the high jump, 100 hurdles, and 400 hurdles; Lauren Lamourt will participate in the long jump; and Alex Dodds, Bailey Nelson, Bella Zepeda, and Kara Jakubsen will participate in the 4-by-800 relay. The 4-by-400 relay by Gabi George, Nelson, Dodds, and Solis also qualified with relay alternates Kendall Cline, Grace Estes, and Aaliyah Serrano. Good luck Blue Devils!