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Congratulations to the two West High teams who placed second and third in the Regional Battle of the Books competition held at Bettendorf Public Library. Pictured left to right are Skylar Hintze, Maesi Geigle, Allyssa Dawson, Ress Alzahrani, and Anton Kordick.
On April 20th, Army JROTC visited the Iowa City Veteran’s Administration Health Care System facility. While there, cadets spent time learning about the facility and its faculty as well as talking to veterans. Some cadets spoke with veterans being treated at the hospital while some went to the University of Iowa’s campus to learn about the college level Army ROTC program.
Davenport sixth graders toured some of Davenport’s green infrastructure as part of a day-long watershed field trip. The event was part of a collaborative effort by the district and Public Works to provide students with authentic hands-on learning experiences that support classroom instruction and promote stewardship of our natural resources and citizenship. Designed to engage students in learning about all aspects of the water cycle, including the impact of human activities, the activity taught about watersheds, water quality, storm water run-off, floods, potable and wastewater treatment, and ways to protect our water and other natural resources, incorporating technology, engineering, art, math, and language arts.
The North High Wildcat Girls Golf Team won the Falcon Invitational Golf Tournament on April 20th with a team score of 420, including scores from Mckenzie O’Brien, Hailey Fisher, Natalia Kirby, and Megan Fisher. Mckenzie O’Brien also earned tournament medalist honors by shooting the low score for the day. In addition, North freshman, Shelby Fick, carded a hole-in-one in a Junior Varsity Golf Meet with West at Red Hawk Golf Course on April 19th, acing the 90-yard ninth hole with an 8-iron.
West High teachers, counselors, administrators, and DuTrac employees worked together to provide students with a sense of financial responsibility at a financial literacy fair. Students chose a career, noting their gross and net income, and then visited booths set up around the gym to deal with different expenses like food, clothing, housing, utilities, savings, tuition, and real-life setbacks, like furnace repair. After they met their obligations, students verified their check registers and monthly budget, sometimes experiencing shock at how quickly their net value dipped into the negative.
Central High’s cast for the musical, Beauty and the Beast, attended a fundraising event at Barnes and Noble on April 15th at Northpark Mall. In full costume, they mingled with and took photos with shoppers. They will be performing the musical April 28th and 29th at 7 p.m. and April 30th at 2 p.m. in the West High auditorium. Tickets, $12 for adults and $8 for students, children under 12, and seniors, are available at the door.
Congratulations and good luck to all the Davenport students competing at the Drake Relays this weekend. Go here to see the Quad-City Times article on North High’s relay team, and here to see their article on other local qualifiers.
The public is invited to attend a Community Conversation with the Davenport School Board of Directors at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The event will be hosted by One Eighty at their location at 601 Marquette Street, Davenport, Iowa. This is a good opportunity to ask questions and share your thoughts with our school board members. There will be no action taken or board deliberation permitted at this meeting. We hope you can join us!