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The 13-member Central High Blue Devil Productions Thespian Troupe #2951 recently attended the State Thespian Festival at the University of Northern Iowa, competing in the individual event round and placing in three categories, the most placings Central has ever received. Ben Greiner placed second in Stage Management, Emily Beck placed second in Scenic Design, and AJay Williams placed second in Monologues. Out of over 200 entries, four Troupe #2951 members received superior ratings and advanced to compete at the International Thespian Festival this summer at the University of Nebraska: senior Ben Greiner for stage management, senior Jack Theiling for monologues, sophomore Ajay Williams for monologues, and sophomore Jeremy Weinstein for monologues.
On November 10th, several Mid City High students attended the annual Quad City Youth Minority Partnership Conference (QCMP) in Iowa City where they learned about the importance of continuing their education after high school and developing leadership and spoke with prospective colleges. Tyraine Bostic was acknowledged by Valerie Garr, the President and Founder of QCMP, for to her outstanding leadership skills at the conference!
West’s Speech and Debate team recently had its first tournament weekend at the Bettendorf Bulldog Invitational, where some students competed for the first time and others tried out new events. Congratulations to Madison Cousins for placing third in informative speaking and Alleyah Melendez for placing fourth in congressional debate.
Almost 548,000 meals will be provided to the food insecure in the Quad Cities thanks to the 2015 Quad Cities Student Hunger Drive. The total weight collected was 657,582 pounds thanks to the hard work of over 15,000 high school students along with area business and corporate challenge partners.
Congratulations Central High School on collecting 14.79 Lbs per student!
Congratulations Davenport West High School for collecting 13.23 lbs per student!
Congratulations Mid City High School on your first Student Hunger Drive, collecting 21 lbs per student!
Congratulations Davenport North High School for collecting 11 lbs per student and being designated Most Improved!
Mrs. Waite’s class at Sudlow Intermediate is learning about culture in social studies, including about elements that influence/affect world cultures by exchanging pen pal letters with students in Ireland. They recently received their first letters and are excited to write back, appreciating the opportunity to communicate with students outside of their comfort zone. “I think this is a good thing to do because we are communicating with people outside of our community that we normally wouldn’t talk to,” Sofia Terrell said. “I think this is interesting because I am meeting someone from another country and am able to learn about their culture and what they like,” Kyle Laake said.
The Central High Show Choirs, under the direction of Michael Reese and Emily Schrank, hosted their fourth annual “Blood, Sweat, Cheers” blood drive, raising $286 dollars for the HAVLife foundation for their continued support of the arts in the Quad Cities. To date, the show choirs have collected over 150 blood products to help the community and donated almost $1,000 to the HAVLife foundation.
One hundred percent of West High’s Mrs. Lipnick’s AP Spanish class earned a 3 or higher on the AP Spanish exam, earning 8-16 hours of college credit.
Area 8th grade students and parents/guardians are invited to attend the upcoming Class of 2020 Freshman Orientation sessions at Davenport Community Schools. Event dates and times for our four high schools are:
North High School: 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Central High School: 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
West High School: 6:30pm on Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Mid City High School: 6:00pm on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
These fun events are a great resource for families wanting to learn more about our high schools. Many student clubs and athletics teams will set up staffed information tables, and school bands and show choirs are also slated to entertain during these nights.
Private school and home school families are also invited to attend, as many previous private and home school 8th graders are currently attending DCS for high school.