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West Econ Class Makes Food for St. Anthony’s

West students make sandwiches On Monday, January 9th, Mr. Achs’ economics class at West High helped those in need by making 80 sandwiches for St. Anthony’s Care and Share Program in downtown Davenport. The program began in 1985 when then pastor Fr. Kenneth Martin set aside funds from the weekly parish collection to aid the poor and needy in honor of St. Anthony, patron saint of the poor. To facilitate food distribution, Father Conroy opened what became known as the McAnthony Window at the rear of the rectory, which feeds over 200 homeless and needy persons five days per week.

Mid City Students Create App to Promote Davenport History

Mid City student working on history app Students in Mid City High’s Digital Innovator course are creating a “walking tour” app to promote the city of Davenport’s history. When it’s completed, users will be able to scan a bar code to get more information on points of historical interest. Go here to see the story as featured on KWQC.

Fillmore Fifth Graders Work Together at BizTown

Fillmore fifth grader at BizTown Fillmore Elementary fifth graders had an amazing day at Junior Achievement BizTown. They worked together as a team taking on various roles to run their businesses and their town smoothly and effectively. All Davenport fifth graders complete the BizTown curriculum and eighth graders participate in JA Finance Park. The culminating activities for these important programs are held at JA World, which hosted over 2,000 Davenport students each year. In addition, many of our elementary schools have volunteers who come into the classroom at younger grades to empower youth to own their economic success.

Central Yearbook to Be Featured as an Example of Quality

Central yearbook staff Central High’s 2016 Blackhawk yearbook has been chosen to appear in the 2016 publication of the Walsworth Possibilities book, which showcases the best in yearbook publications from across the country. A Walsworth representative said, “We select only the strongest examples in theme, design, and photography to be showcased in this book that is printed once every two years. … This book will be seen by hundreds of yearbook staffs across the country to help inspire them to create excellent design and photography ideas for their books. …” In addition to this amazing award, the 2017 Blackhawk, currently in production, has also been selected to be one of 65 yearbooks from across the country to be sent out as a “sample book” to other schools as an example of a high-quality publication to use for inspiration in making their own yearbooks.

West INSPIRE Students Work on FIRST Challenge

FIRST STEAMWORKS video still photo This year’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition is called STEAMWORKS because the machines created collect fuel for a mocked up steam boiler that drivers an imaginary air ship. West High INSPIRE students have been working hard to prepare for the challenge. Their team, named DI (Disruptive Innovation) #6317, has six weeks to build the ultimate machine that could result in trophies and scholarships from FIRST. Go here to see a video about the challenge.

Mid City Holds Mid-Year Graduation Ceremony

Mid City High graduates Twenty-four Mid City High graduates were honored in a ceremony on Wednesday, January 11th, at the Galvin Fine Arts Center at St. Ambrose University. The school offers two graduation ceremonies annually with a second ceremony scheduled for June for year-end graduates.

Mid City Iowa Youth Congress Presents to Elected Officials

Mid City students speak with state representatives Mid City High’s Iowa Youth Congress held an informational meeting with elected officials, including State Senators Roby Smith and Rita Hart, State Senators-Elect Jim Lykam and Mark Lofgren, and State Representative Phyllis Thede. Youth Congress members Ayiana Litt, Jalen Crawford, Chrissy Bein, Morgan Kurtz, Taylor Lance, Jade Arnold, and Maddie Pineo presented their bills on School Funding Equalization and Hands-Free Cell Phone Use While Driving, making quite an impact and receiving many compliments on their research and writing as well as a good deal of support for their proposals. Go here to see the Quad-City Times’  event coverage.

Davenport Students and Directors Selected for Honor Choir

IDCA Logo Congratulations to the students and their directors below who were nominated to the Iowa Choral Directors Association 2017 Southeastern Iowa Honor Choir festival on Friday, January 27th, at the Tipton High School Auditorium. Fifth and Sixth Grade Elementary Honor Choir: Smart Intermediate: Brayden Kerschner, Alto Kelsey Graham, Alto Kaydence Kitzmiller, Sop II Isabelle Shipley, Sop II Emily Hauschild, Sop I Joshua Keeney, Director Sudlow Intermediate: Jacob Fee, Alto MiaJoy Newmyer, Alto Ella Hickenbottom, Alto Ian Hopkins, Alto Kate Ebeling, Sop I Merin Crowder, Sop II Anna Burke, Sop II Delany Graves, Sop II Katie Mahl, Sop I Tonya Lindskog, Director Walcott Intermediate: Hailey McClure, Alto Alexandria Petersen, Alto Alaina Lake, Alto Paige Sinksen, Alto Isabel Sinksen, Sop I Anna Dennis, Sop II Isabel Martinez, Sop II Clare Lotspeich, Sop II Halee Clare, Sop I Dawn Johnson, Director Wood Intermediate: Adam Reed, Alto Wyatt Weipert, Alto Sully Mayer, Alto Marissa Pedersen, Sop I Ella McMahon, Sop II Maliyah Carter. 
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