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German class students from Central High and West High went to Chicago on Thursday, December 1st, to see the German exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry. After the museum, they went to the German Christmas market, Christkindlmarket, in downtown Chicago to shop for German goods from vendors who come from the German-speaking lands with their food and wares.
Buchanan Elementary’s third, fourth, and fifth graders, with the help of volunteers from John Deere, participated in the Hour of Code on Tuesday, December 6th. The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.
North High’s Ambassadors helped out at the Happy Joe’s Holiday Party for fellow Davenport students with special needs. (Pictured from left: Gabriel Quinn, Megan Cirian, Rachel Luong, Austin Budde, Melanie Anderson, and Megan Anderson.)
Mid City High’s digital innovator students, Jalen Crawford, Ray Gaona, and Steven Boyd, went to Madison Elementary to teach third graders about computer coding using JAVA. It was a great experience for all involved. Go here to see the visit as featured on Channel 4 News.
Congratulations to the West High Diamond Dancers on a successful competition at State. They finished third in both the lyrical and the kick dances they performed and earned a Division 1 rating with their pom routine. The public can watch them perform these award-winning dances at West’s home basketball games.
On Friday, December 9th, 26 school buses dropped off approximately 1,200 Davenport third graders at the Adler Theatre to enjoy a performance of the Quad City Ballet’s The Nutcracker. This is the second year that Davenport’s third graders attended the performance at no charge to their families through the Great Minds Program of the Davenport Schools Foundation. Prior to the show, dancers from Ballet Quad Cities visited all third-grade classrooms to prepare students for the performance with the story line, a close-up look at some of the hand-made costumes, and rehearsal of some of the performance’s movements.
North High School’s Junior Optimist Octagon International (JOOI) club has volunteered to ring the bells for Salvation Army at NorthPark mall for the first three Fridays in December. (Pictured: Bailey Tuttle (left) and Misha Mikami (right)).
A total of 138 students and staff signed up to donate blood at Central High’s December blood drive with a goal of 78 successful donations. They exceeded their goal with 108 successful donors, equaling 324 lives saved. At West High, Ms. Rommel’s and Ms. McFate’s students prepared snacks for its blood drive that took place on Thursday, December 8th.