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Registration for 2015-16 Stepping Stones after school programs opens on Monday July 6th, 2015.
All forms are available in the Stepping Stones office at 318 E 7th Street, Davenport, or online at www.davenportschools.org/steppingstones. In order to register, all registration paperwork, a $25 registration fee, and one month prepayment is required. Stepping Stones does accept 3rd party payment, notice of decision must be provided in order to be considered registered, families are still responsible for the $25 registration fee. Please call the office at 563-528-0973 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.
Buffalo Elementary’s theme for the summer is read, read, and read some more! In addition to sending a book home with every student this summer, courtesy of their business partners, they have also added another new feature to encourage reading this summer! With the help of Mid-City High students, a “Little Free Library” has been installed outside for students to refresh their personal libraries all summer long. After trading in a finished book for someone else to enjoy, families are encouraged to choose a new book to read.
We recently teamed up with Mickle Communications to produce a YouTube video designed to help high school students stay in or return to school. The video, titled I’m Here for You, gives faces to the many individuals at the District ready and willing to help students who are struggling to complete their degree and students who have already dropped out to drop back in and finish. The video can be viewed by visiting this link.
Click here to learn more about DCSD’s graduation rates and other programs to keep students in school or return them to school.
Congratulations to J.B. Young’s 8th Grade AVID students for completing 3 years of the AVID college readiness program. These students have the opportunity to continue with the AVID program when they attend Central High School next year. The AVID program has flourished at J.B. Young under the direction of teacher Jessie Bishop; next year she will start with a new cohort of sixth grade students.
Congratulations to Juniors Katy Axel and Jack Moran, and Senior Hannah Quick for being selected as 2015 Alcoa Scholars. These three Central students will be participating in an all-expenses paid program for two weeks this coming August in Yosemite National Park in California, including 10 days in the field. There were only 24 students selected out of 190 who applied, and three of them were from Central!!! These students will address the environmental challenges that our world faces as they work in teams to investigate and find solutions to those important issues. We are so proud of these three students! We are anxious to hear about their experiences and see what service learning projects they being home with them!
Seventh grade students at J.B. Young, under the direction of Art teacher Jamie Bond, repurposed old chairs that were going to be thrown away into art. Students started out by sanding and priming the chairs. Next, they drew a non-objective design on their chairs and painted them in a monochromatic color scheme. The finished products turned out amazing. They are very proud and excited to take them home!
On Friday May 15th and Saturday May 16th, Central High School’s Blue Devil Productions and Boys to Men saw giant success with its Variety Show. We had lots of laughs and it was a great ending to the year. There were a lot of great acts; from boxing to singing, a magic act, and the funny MC acts, it was two nights of fun and great memories.
These talented students performed for a packed audience of Central’s student body on Friday, May 15th. The audience was amazing and very supportive. The drama department and Boys to Men thank the students for being such a good audience!