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On December 4th, members of Sudlow Intermediate’s Ukulele Club performed for an hour, entertaining customers, fans, and parents with a number of carols at the Plaid Rabbit in the East Village of Davenport for their Christmas in the Village event. Mid City High’s Winter Concert entertained the largest audience they’ve ever had at one of their concerts. The entire choir, as well as solo artists and small groups, sang a selection of holiday songs planned by Mr. Wilkinson.
Central High senior, Justin Ruefer, has been nominated to participate in the Washington Journalism and Media Conference as a National Youth Correspondent based on his involvement in the National Student Press Association/Journalism Education Association Conference in Orlando, Florida, where his academic excellence and interest in the fields of Journalism and Media were recognized. As a conference participant, Justin will travel to Washington, D.C., in July to network with prominent journalists, media leaders, and media company CEOs as well as attend an exclusive private press briefing event with a deputy White House press secretary.
The Davenport Community School District Board of Directors accepted Director Maria Dickmann’s resignation from the Board at the December 14, 2015 meeting . Board President Ralph Johanson expressed gratitude for her work on the Board. Each of the Board members and Superintendent Tate shared words of appreciation. Director Johanson presented her with a plaque denoting her more than 2 years of service on the Board.
The administrators and staff of the Davenport Community Schools also offer their thanks and good wishes to Director Dickmann as she begins her service on the Davenport City Council in January, 2016.
The Creative Arts Academy (CAA) is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. All application must be post-marked on or before January 15, 2016 for consideration. Application details and forms for the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Art, and Communication & Media Arts are available on the CAA website.
Auditions for the various disciplines have been scheduled as follows:
Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 2016: Music, Theatre & Dance at the CAA Hub, 321 N. Main Street, Davenport
Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6, 2016: Visual Art and Communication & Media Arts at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport
Applications will be notified of their admission status by the middle of February. Accepted students from out-of-district will need o apply for open enrollment with the Davenport Community Schools by March 1, 2016.
Congratulations to retired Central High teacher, Deb Buttleman Malcolm, who recently traveled to Orlando, Florida, where she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Journalism Education Association (JEA). This award recognizes the many years of effort that she put into creating a professional and award-winning journalism program at Central, which affected many students’ lives and careers.
West High’s Xavier Saleh and Rebecca Casad will be representing the school at the 2016 Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference at Drake University on June 24-26. They will be attending thanks to the Davenport Noon Optimists.
Several girls from Mid City High recently attended the “Next Big Step” all-girls conference, which provided tools and techniques necessary to make a successful transition from high school to adulthood. Different breakout sessions covered balancing education, work, and life as well as the topics of healthy behavior, teen parent opportunities, employability, and dealing with stress or depression.
Maggie Warner, a senior and three time all-state violinist in the North High Orchestra, was chosen to perform on stage at the Adler Theater with the Piano Guys, a group of musicians who have become internationally known for their crossover classical/rock renditions of popular tunes arranged for piano and cello.