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On November 8th, West High’s Clayton Nettleton officially signed to play baseball at the University of Iowa. He posted a 6-3 record last season with a 2.94 ERA; he was also an All-Stater for two consecutive seasons.
During the opening week of the new Jersey Mike’s sub shop in Davenport, customers received a free sandwich with a $2 donation to McKinley Elementary, raising $2,063. The money will be used to purchase software for a new reading program for all McKinley students.
Central High’s The Blackhawk yearbook received an Award of Distinguished Merit for the 2017 yearbook from the Iowa High School Press Association. A yearbook judge completed an in-depth critique of all of the sections and components and rated each section, giving an overall score of “excellent” as well as feedback for improvement.
Washington Elementary recently held a Veteran’s Day Music Program called “We Honor You,” featuring the singing of the school’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders with piano accompaniment of music teacher Mrs. Jessica Dawson. Students honored America’s veterans by singing songs such as “Welcome Home,” “The Spirit of America,” and “I Love that Grand Old Flag.” A special moment unfolded for 4th grader Paul Stoffer when the concert ended… after two years of writing each other, he met his pen pal, retired Naval officer Master Chief Rick Martin. Paul and Mr. Martin (pictured) were assigned to one another when Paul was a 2nd grader at Johnson STEAM Academy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. When his family moved to Davenport in 2016, Paul and Rick continued writing to one another.
Eighth-grade Creative Arts Academy (CAA) Digital Photography students are working with the QC Arts’ Festival of Trees contracted social media consultant, Crystal Milburn, to increase attendance at this year’s event. They’re using the dedicated volunteers’ stories to answer the questions of what would entice people to attend, how they can engage people in a fun way, and how they can use communication and media arts to connect with the community. They are also creating a digital volunteer wall and a time-lapse video documenting setup progression.
Current 8th grade students and parents/guardians are invited to attend two orientation events at North High School this fall term. Check out the video feature above!
First, current 8th graders and parents interested in the Accelerated Associate Degree Program can attend an informational session at North High on November 29th, 2017 at 6:00pm. Student applications into the program are due by December 8th, 2017. Materials are on North’s web site at www.davenportschools.org/north. Click on the “Dual Graduation” quick link on the left side of the homepage.
Second, Current 8th graders and families interested in attending North High School for any reason, not just the Accelerated Associate Degree program, can attend North’s Class of 2022 orientation night on Wednesday December 6th, 2017, at 6:30pm.
Visit our Children’s Village early learning centers for 3 and 4 year old preschool open house events for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. These events are for all families living in the Davenport Community School District who have a child who turns 3 or 4 by September 15th, 2018. Information sessions and tours will be held on the following days and times:
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00pm
At Children’s Village Hoover
1002 Spring Street, Davenport (Just west of the Village of East Davenport)
Wednesday November 29th at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00am
At Children’s Village West
1757 W. 12th Street, Davenport (Next to the Putnam Museum)
Information at these six sessions will *not* be specific to the hosting preschool; it will be a general overview of all Children’s Villages.
Central, North, and West drama students attended the Thespian Festival at the University of Northern Iowa November 10th through 11th. They competed in individual events and attended workshops on numerous topics, including Solo Musical Theatre, Monologue Acting, Group Musical Theatre, Duet Acting, Stage Management, and other design and performance areas. Central’s Savanna Picket won first place in sound design, Hunter IntVeld won first place in Lighting Design, and Ajay Williams won first place for his monologue, which he was selected perform in front of the entire delegation. Seven Central students, Lucas Thompson, Nichole Maitlen, Jeremy Weinstein, Peyton Reese, Joe Lasher, Hunter IntVeld, and Ajay Williams received Superior rankings, moving them to the International Thespian Festival this summer. Central’s Next to Normal and North’s Peter and the Starcatcher were two of only four mainstage shows performed.