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Garfield Elementary Mileage Club participants who reached milestones during the school year were recognized at the school’s end-of-year awards assembly. Mileage Club is open to students who want to walk/run laps around an outdoor course during recess time; approximately five laps equal one mile. For the assembly, physical education teacher Mrs. Schultz wore a t-shirt with the number 11,353 on the front, representing the total number of laps ran by all Mileage Club students during the school year (this equates to over 2,270 miles!). One hundred twenty students were awarded certificates for completing at least 40 laps during the school year, and the top five students were awarded t-shirts showing the number of laps they ran. Pictured with Mrs. Schultz are these top five students who were recognized for their achievement: Daphney Graves, Tori Rangel, Delylah Graves, Reese Miller, and Keasia Edwards.
McKinley 5th grade students partnered with local artists Pat Bereskin and Brad Bisby to create two large paintings this May. The students started by taking field trips to Isabel Bloom, to Pat Bereskin’s art gallery, and to Lindsay Park to create sketches of the East Village. Afterward, students worked with Bereskin and Bisby to paint the final, large canvases. These original paintings will be displayed in City Hall during the month of June, and then at local art galleries and libraries in Davenport. This project would not have been possible without the support and vision from teacher leader Karen Tallman, along with Girard Graphic Designs, a Great Minds Grant from the Davenport Schools Foundation, the Davenport Morning Optimist Club, and the John J. Quail Great River Community Foundation.
West High Falcon Friends members spoke at the Davenport QC Morning Optimist meeting to thank them for putting on a treasure hunt with metal detectors at West. Go here to see more photos.
At the beginning of the school year, AJ Brown, professional architectural photographer and Monroe Elementary volunteer, decided he’d like to start a youth photography club. As result, he partnered with the One Eighty club to start such a group at Smart Intermediate, which was incorporated into the after school program. AJ taught the club members about digital photography, including composition tips like leading lines, the rule of thirds, and getting closer. He was also recently featured here as one of “Local 4’s Finest.”
Central High’s James Porter from the Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) program and Rodney Tatum of the Boys to Men mentoring program were recognized by the group, 100 Black Men of the Quad Cities’ “Stanley Moore Mentoring Program” for their collaboration in helping seventh- and eighth-grade students transition to high school and future careers. Mr. Porter and Mr. Tatum organized panel discussions at Wood Intermediate about making positive transitions and the best choices for advancing their lives and career goals.
Each year, area schools are invited to select seniors to be highlighted in the Quad-City Times “Salute to Academics and Achievement Series.” Follow the links to see the full list of students from each high school featured: Central, Mid City, North, and West.
To the Class of 2017,
Congratulations to our graduates of Central, Mid City, North, and West High Schools! We are proud your accomplishments during your time in our schools and look forward to following your achievements in the future.
Best wishes as you begin your new adventures,
The Davenport Community Schools Board of Directors, Superintendent Art Tate, and the Davenport Community Schools Administration, Teachers, and Staff
North High’s boys tennis coach, Chris Hall (above left), was named MAC Coach of the Year. Jeff Dietz (above right), North girls golf coach, also earned Coach of the Year honors.