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Congratulations to the West High Falcon Marching Band for receiving a Division I Superior Rating at the State Contest in Muscatine. The band performed their Wicked show for six critique judges and received the highest rating possible in five of the six captions.
On October 11th, George Marshall Gym at Central High was transformed into a massive testing room for hosting the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). In total, 90 Central students took the test, which can qualify them for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Current 8th grade students and parents/guardians are invited to attend the Class of 2022 Freshman Orientation at our high schools this fall. These events are open to current students at Davenport Community Schools and area 8th graders who are currently enrolled at another Iowa public school, participating in home schooling, attending a private school, or even attending an Illinois school. For dates and times of these fun events, plus a video of recent graduates and photos from previous orientations, please visit http://www.davenportschools.org/2022
Ten students from Mr. Thede’s Robotics and Engineering class at Mid City High visited Genesis Robotic Systems to learn about how robots are developed and integrated into a manufacturing setting. They also learned what education and skills are required to work in this field.
Congratulations to the Central High Blue Devil Student Council for winning the Summer High School Blood Drive Challenge and being presented a $250 check from the Mississippi Valley Blood Center to be used for the Student Hunger Drive. Angela Reese, Mississippi Valley Blood Center’s Donor Relations Consultant, presented the award.
North High’s environmental club member, Kelsi Masengale, attended River Action’s two-day Upper Mississippi River Conference on October 11th and 12th. Three additional students joined her on Wednesday evening for the youth summit and dinner. This year’s conference theme was Big River, Big Challenges with expert perspectives on climate change, its effects, and the measures being taken to counteract them.
At the district cross country competition at Pleasant Valley, West High’s Andrew Wright, North High’s Zach Schocker, and Central High’s Drew Thompson qualified for the state competition to be held at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Saturday, October 28th. In addition, West High’s Marty Leal was named the MAC Boys’ Cross-Country Coach of the Year. Congratulations to all and good luck to the state runners!
Central alumnus, award-winning speaker, director/producer, and blogger, Vanessa McNeal, recently attended Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) training where she interviewed Mr. Porter, Central’s iJAG teacher and mentor. They talked candidly about their pasts, influences, and passions for their professions. Go here to watch the blog video interview.