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North Community Runs, Walks, Stumbles, and Crawls for Charity

North High students for charity On Wednesday, May 11th, the North High community participated in the 12th annual Run, Walk, Stumble, Crawl (RWSC), which annually raises money for a local charity. Students, faculty, and staff from North and feeder schools ran, walked, stumbled, or crawled their way through a two-mile course. This year, in honor of Braddock Shovlain, the RWSC raised $1,000 for Rick’s House of Hope, a local charity that provides services for grieving and traumatized youth.

2016 Iowa Assessments Results Are Available

Results from the 2016 Iowa Assessments are available to  Davenport Community Schools parents or guardians who have students in grades 3-11 and took the Iowa Assessments in April  2016. There are two ways parents or guardians can access their student’s results: Stop by the office at their student’s school through June 17th and pick up the results Parents or guardians can also view results of their Iowa Assessments in Parent Portal beginning Friday, May 27th. Log into your Parent Portal account, pull up each student’s records and look for IA Assessments on the menu on the left-hand side of the page. Click on IA Assessments and you will be able to view the results for that student. If you have additional questions or need help accessing your Parent Portal account, please contact Judy Evans at 445-5000.

Fillmore Kindergartners Attend “From Cover to Cover” Reading Event

Last week, the Fillmore Elementary kindergarten classes were invited to a special reading event put on by From Cover to Cover, an organization providing children with opportunities to further develop their literacy skills through sponsored literacy nights and book and blanket donations. The students were so excited to hear a Pete the Cat story and sing along to “My New White Shoes.” They also received a new book and a tie-fleece blanket from From Cover to Cover, who complimented the children’s behavior.

Davenport Students Support Village in Bloom

On Saturday, May 7th, 11 Davenport schools entered classroom sculptures in and over 60 Central High National Honor Society (NHS) members volunteered for the Village of East Davenport’s Village in Bloom festival, which celebrates the arts in memory of Isabel and John Bloom. Art exhibits showcased Isabel’s and John’s work as well as those of area children and teens, including sculptures composed of locally available recycled materials; clay sculptures; exhibitions of Isabel and John’s original artwork; performance groups showcasing their talents as singers, instrumentalists, puppeteers, dancers, and actors; and other arts activities. NHS members helped with crafts, chalk art, face painting, performances, and greeting attendees.

Sudlow Seventh Grader Advances to District National History Day Contest

The Sudlow seventh grade honors English classes prepared projects for National History Day. Madeline Sottos competed with her project, “Elizabeth Blackwell: Encountering Prejudice, Achieving Pride,” about the first female doctor in America. Madeline was the only Sudlow student selected as a winner at the district contest held at St. Ambrose University in March. She was then selected to compete at the state level in Des Moines on April 25th where she presented her project to three judges.

Outdoors/Agriculture Day at Blue Grass Elementary

[Show picture list]   On Friday May 20th, Blue Grass Elementary hosted its school-wide Outdoors/Agriculture Day, a fun and educational event where students learned about a variety of topics related to science, agriculture, the environment, history, and more. Inside the school, guest educator Heather Ballou engaged students with a discussion on renewable energy, including wind and solar power and other “green” topics. Dr. Joyce Werning, a local veterinarian, brought several pets for students to interact with and showed pet X-rays to the group as she talked about her career. Blue Grass science teachers taught students a wealth of information about bees, including everything from bee basics to the life of a beekeeper.

Eisenhower Students Meet Their RSVP Pen Pals

[Show picture list] Throughout the school year, students in Ms. Spotten-Martinez’s 4th-grade class at Eisenhower Elementary have been exchanging cards and letters in a Pen Pal program with Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) members. On Monday, May 23rd, the two groups met in person to celebrate a year of written correspondence – a rarity in this electronic age. Students and RSVP members talked with each other about their letters, played games, ate cookies, and decorated and exchanged rocks with meaningful messages. Enjoy the photo gallery!

Wood Choirs Set Record at Chicago Competition

One hundred twenty eight Wood Intermediate sixth, seventh, and eighth graders competed with 24 other schools from the upper Midwest, setting a school record by placing first in five competitions and second in two. Wood was also awarded the prestigious sportsmanship trophy known as the Esprit d’ Corps for the second consecutive year, the first time that has happened in the 31 years of the Music in the Parks competition. It was Wood’s third overall recognition for their character and behavior (2008, 2015, 2016).
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