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The West High Medieval Group spent Labor Day weekend portraying their medieval personalities at the Minnesota Renaissance Faire, the largest Ren Faire in North America. Sophomores, Maesi Geigle and Tim O’Leary, were joined by Class of 2017 members, Tori DeVore, Chris Bernal, Mykala Housholder, Hannah Schreffler, Andromeda Springsteen, and Emma Benge.
North High’s Honors Biology classes presented a case study to a panel of doctors and nurses from Genesis Health Systems. Students diagnosed the patient and created models to compare normal-functioning systems with the patient’s. The doctors gave each group feedback and said they were impressed with the students’ work.
Integration of the Talented and Gifted (TAG) program into the Creative Arts Academy (CAA) curriculum is new for the 2017 – 2018 school year. TAG teacher, Gail Heninger, has been enhancing the curriculum and co-teaching lessons to students. They recently discussed character for the 4th Annual Character Day sponsored by Let it Ripple. The lesson focused on the importance of developing and improving character (qualities like empathy, curiosity, grit, humility, bravery, social responsibility, and many more).
On Thursday, September 21st, the Central High band lined McKinley Elementary’s halls to kick off Central’s homecoming celebration. The band, led by director Alex Wilga, put on an amazing performance while the students paraded around the school, dancing, cheering, and clapping. Some of them were even allowed to play the instruments. In addition, Student Council representatives from Madison Elementary proudly represented their school and students while marching in the Davenport Central Homecoming Parade. They were joined by the “Girls On the Run” group, faculty members, and parents.
Davenport students have stepped up to help hurricane survivors. Central High’s Girls Learn International collected $1,100 for the Houston Food Bank to benefit the flood victims of Hurricane Harvey. Over 1,000 students from 95% of Central’s homerooms participated in the fundraiser. Blue Grass fourth-graders, Greta Burs, Halle Hansen, Lauren White, and Kila Wink, organized a “pocket change” collection event, raising $1,166.29. Blue Grass students also brought in pet items to be donated to a pet shelter in Florida. The West High Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) students are collecting supplies, including water, toothpaste, diapers, baby wipes, baby food, and feminine products for people as well as food, toys, and cat litter for the animals.
The Legislative Advocacy Committee of the Davenport Community School District is sponsoring its annual “Meet Your Legislator” ice cream social and discussion from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in the 3rd floor Board Room, Achievement Service Center, 1606 Brady Street. The event is open to the public. There is no charge to attend. Enjoy pie and ice cream while talking with local legislators about education issues impacting our students.
The Quad-City Times visited Mrs. Newman’s North High class as they learned about the “Flashbulb Memories” and the events of September 11th. Go here to read the article.
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On Friday, September 15th, Fillmore Elementary’s Parent Teacher Organization held a Fun Night filled with games and raffles. Ruhl and Ruhl food truck also sponsored a hot dog meal for families.