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On April 15th, the Central High Special Olympic athletes all finished in first place at the regional track meet, advancing to the state track meet in Ames. Congratulations to Claire Bloom, Jalynn Nunnally, Jonathan Lorber, Nick Laster, and Hunter Songaila.
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Hundreds of students, parents, staff, community leaders, and corporate partners filled the River Music Experience to celebrate student and staff accomplishments from the year. The event featured 17 musical and theatrical performances across two stages, over 20 school demonstrations and exhibits, hors d’oeuvres by the ProStart Culinary Arts program, and a Highlights Reel and videos of hundreds of student and staff accolades from the year. Guests were asked to join the district’s “Good News Network” and make a commitment to celebrating youth and their positive impact on the Davenport community. Go here for more information or to join the “Good News Network” or call the Davenport Community Schools Welcome Center at (563) 336-5018.
The Davenport Community School District has been working hard on energy conservation for the past several years and we’re showing savings to the budget. Recently our District’s Sustainability Council, which has been working on energy conservation, launched a contest open to Davenport Community Schools students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. We challenged students to create a “poster” with a logo and tag line to encourage students and employees to save energy. The first place winner in each level- high school, intermediate school, and elementary school-would receive a $200 check for their school. We had outstanding entries at all grade levels which were judged by a panel.
The winning entries at each level were:
High School: Jarod Schueller, 9th grade, West High School
Intermediate School: Eleanor Rubalcava Hernandez, 7th grade, Creative Arts Academy
Elementary School: Harrison Elementary School 5th Grade TAG Development Group
Congratulations to all who entered the contest!
Mid City High students toured the Culinary, Auto Mechanics, and Dental Assistant programs and spoke with instructors and faculty about the programs and life at Scott Community College.
Several Central High student-athletes helped out with CommUNITY Day on April 9th by cleaning the yard at an abandoned house and raking leaves. CommUNITY Day is sponsored by Quad City Bank and St. Ambrose University with the goal of improving the Hilltop neighborhood by helping houses and businesses with yard work and repairs.
Two Sudlow Intermediate students exemplified this year’s National History Day theme of “Taking a Stand in History” by qualifying for the state contest. Maitreyi Shrikhande created a website on Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “Women’s Rights” (pictured). Kaya Baca created a website on Adolf Hitler, “Fight for the Universal Race.” They will take their projects to the state contest with over 100 other students from Iowa on May 9th in Des Moines.
North High Student Ambassadors visited the River Bend Food Bank to help package 1,620 backpacks for the community, providing food for students to take home to sustain themselves over the weekend.
Fillmore Elementary welcomed visiting author and illustrator, Tim Read, author of My Very Silly Monster. Students were engaged with giggles and smiles throughout Mr. Read’s presentation about creativity and his drawing skills.