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The North High Student Senate members joined students from 19 Quad City schools to provide food to those in need at the Student Hunger Drive’s Mobile Food Pantry at Lourdes Catholic Church in Bettendorf. The following businesses, schools, and organizations have teamed up with Mid City High for the Student Hunger Drive: The DCS Achievement Services Center, The Mississippi Bend AEA, Trinity Lutheran School, The Juvenile Court Services/ Scott County Courthouse, DCS Operations, Grandview Baptist Church, Villa Maria Daycare and Early Childhood Center, and CASI. West High’s Student Senate, cheerleaders, and drumline dropped in on Walcott students to enlist their help with the Quad City Student Hunger Drive.
Parents and guardians of Davenport Community Community Schools students will see some changes to their student’s report card. The district has moved to a standards-based report card for elementary school students that will provide more information about a child’s individual progress. Learning standards and benchmarks identify the essential knowledge and skills that are taught at each grade level and define what students should know and be able to do at that level. Parents and guardians will gain a better understanding of their child’s strengths, as well as areas that require additional development. Click the following link for more information on the Elementary School Report Card Changes.
On Monday, October 12th, Buffalo Elementary students and families worked together to design the highest standing candy structure, engineer the strongest spider web bridge, and create the furthest-launching mini pumpkin catapult. After the initial challenges were complete, parents joined the PTA for a meeting and students continued to explore some of the new technology like the Makey Makey board, which allowed them to become a piano by touching hands and completing a circuit; exploring the Eiffel Tower through Google Goggles virtual reality tours; and creating circuit boards to make sounds, move fans, create lights, and more. Here’s a video link showing the fun.
Last month, North High’s Culinary Arts group served a dinner of pulled pork, cheesy potatoes, cookies, and ice cream to 36 people in downtown Davenport at Timothy’s House of Hope, which strives to reach out and help the hungry, homeless, and hurting. The kids and their guests loved it.
Approximately 60 second grade students at McKinley Elementary School had a hands-on class on class in making salsa with Chef Robert Lewis on Tuesday, October 20. Chef Robert serves as Executive Chef for Happy Joe’s. He has also published a number of cookbooks as the “Happy Diabetic.” Chef Robert, with the help of his staff, parents and volunteers, worked with groups of students at different stations prepping the items needed to make their salsa. Roma tomatoes, onions, garlic, jalapenos, fresh limes, and cilantro were used in the salsa and the prepping stations gave students the opportunity to work with fresh produce and herbs. Finally all of the ingredients were brought one by one to be added to a large pan and Chef Robert added the final touches of seasoning before the students enjoyed their very own salsa and chips snack.
Congratulations to all of the amazing Central High athletes who participated in the Regional Special Olympics Bowling Tournament at Miller Time Bowling on October 2nd. Hunter Songalia finished 3rd; Athen Carrington-Parker and Claire Tibbetts placed second. First place finishers, who will advance to the state competition in November, were Jalynn Nunnley, Nick Laster, Antonio Salazar, and Esston Menke.
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Mr. Mike Maloney and the Hayes Elementary Green Team/Environmental Club worked together to develop an incredible outdoor classroom at the school to enhance student learning through environmental studies on site. Plans for a student made greenhouse and garden are also in the works.
On Thursday, October 8th, West High held a national online “hacking competition.” High School Capture the Flag (HCTF) is the first computer security/computer science competition designed by high school students for high school students. It focuses on computer security, cryptography, reverse engineering, programming, languages, and computer forensics, among other topics. Problem solving is an important part of the competition. Though Capture the Flag competitions are traditionally for college students or industry professionals, this high school version has been designed for students in grades 6-12 in the United States. David Vick, Team 1A leader, took home first place, followed by Dylan Benson, leader of the Fluffy Pandas. A total of 18 Falcons participated. In three to four weeks, they will compete as a school against other schools throughout the nation.