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Walcott Fourth-Graders Enjoy Having a “Trucker Buddy”

Walcott students in front of Hummer truck Walcott Elementary fourth-graders enjoyed having a “Trucker Buddy” this school year. Matt, a driver for Hummer, visited at the start of the year and has sent postcards throughout his travels that students used to create a map of all the places he works. Matt also wrote a letter about the class to Hummer which donated $500 to the school. Hummer also sponsored an end-of-year field trip to go to the Iowa 80 Truck Stop.

Marine JROTC Welcomes Guests to Leadership Breakfast

MJROTC members The Marine JROTC Leadership Breakfast held in the North High auditorium on May 3rd welcomed several guests, including Superintendent Dr. Art Tate, Rock Island Arsenal Base General Brigadier General Dix, and Mayor Klipsch.

Wood Chalks the Walk with Positive Messages

Chalk the walk message Wood Intermediate students submitted positive statements anonymously to their advisory teachers and then organized a class vote on them. Students who received the most votes chalked their statements onto Wood’s front door sidewalk. Go here to see more chalked statements on Wood’s website.

Amy Liss Inspires West Students

Amy Liss speaking at West Amy Liss, who was born prematurely with cerebral palsy, spoke to West High advisory students on May 11th. Amy’s condition hasn’t stopped her from living a good life; her motto is live a “Life of Gratitude with Attitude.” She has appeared on ESPNW and is featured in Julie Foudy’s book, Choose to Matter.Watch this YouTube video to learn more about Amy’s life.

Students Present Projects in Public Works’ “Showcase of Applied Learning”

Students sharing their project [Show picture list] Davenport Community Schools students had another great year at the “Showcase of Applied Learning” in partnership with the City of Davenport Public Works. Nearly 200 presentations were featured by students from Smart, Sudlow, Walcott, Williams, and Wood Intermediate, as well as fifth-grade students from Hayes Elementary. Projects focused on our use of natural resources and potential solutions to environmental challenges. The event also featured announcements of the Public Work Department’s “Our Water” Photo Contest as well as displays and demonstrations of various city functions that contribute to the environment and use of our community’s natural resources.

North iJAG Takes First in Banner Competition

North iJAG students North High Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) students attended the Career Development Conference in Des Moines, taking first place out of 32 programs in the banner competition.

Central/ CAA Artist Earns State Honors

Janiece Maddox with her artwork Central High/Creative Arts Academy (CAA) student, Janiece Maddox, was recently selected as Visual Arts 1st Team in the 2017 Arts Educators of Iowa All State competition. Ninety-three students from across Iowa submitted portfolios consisting of ten works of art and three essays to the All State competition. Nineteen students, the top 20% percent, were awarded Visual Arts 1st team recognition. Janiece was recognized for her honors at an awards ceremony and reception held at the Des Moines Art Center on April 29th.

West Spanish Club Explores Chicago

Spanish Club in front of "Cloud Gate" sculpture in Chicago West High’s Ms. Lipnick and Spanish Club members went to Chicago for Cinco de Mayo, visiting the Art Institute of Chicago and the Mexican Fine Arts Museum to view one of the most famous Hispanic art collections. The group is pictured in front of the “Cloud Gate” sculpture, informally known as “The Bean,” by Anish Kapoor at Chicago’s Millennium Park.
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