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Congratulations to Central High students, Isabelle Kern and Haley Simpson, for being selected for the National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) 2018 Journalism Honor Roll. The NSPA says, “This achievement recognizes these student journalists for staying focused on their academic career, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, as well as balancing the rigors of being active on your media staff for two or more years. Their dedication to scholastic journalism and academic excellence has earned them this prestigious award.”
On Friday, March 16th, West High Boys’ Track Team captured the 2018 University of Wisconsin (UW)-Platteville Tri-State Meet title, placing ahead overall above the other 12 teams in 15 events scored. First place finishers were:
Trevor Burkhart in the 200 Meter Dash
Andrew Wright in the 800 Meter Run
Andrew Wright in the 1600 Meter Run
Andrew Wright in the 3200 Meter Run
Trevor Burkhart, Tyler Williams, Malik Westerfield, and Darnell Mosley in the 4×200 Meter Relay
Mike Anfinson, Jackson Huffstutler, Jordan Gravert, and Brett Wisor in the 4×800 Meter Relay
Go here to see a PDF of all the individual competitors’ standings.
Buchanan Elementary held Family Game Night on March 8th. Approximately 125 attendees enjoyed walking tacos and lemonade and played board or card games. Each student was able to take home a couple of games to enjoy there with their families.
The Lady D basketball team, comprised of eighth-grade students from Central High’s feeder program, finished their season 50-1, winning 15 tournaments and being named Girls State Champs in their travel league.
Fillmore Elementary recently participated in Read Across America Week with Dr. Seuss-themed activities, including a door decorating competition, Dr. Seuss-themed dress-up days, and a Dr. Seuss Family event.
Garfield Elementary hosted 18 guest readers during its “Real Men Read” event on March 2nd. Male role models visited the classrooms to talk about their occupations, education/training required for their jobs, and how they use reading in their everyday lives. They also read a book to students, which was then presented to the classroom to keep. Guest readers included Davenport Schools Superintendent Dr. Tate, Davenport Police Chief Sikorski (pictured), Mayor Klipsch, as well as district staff, city employees, television news personalities, St. Ambrose University professors and staff, River Bandits staff, and many others.
In this edition of “My Davenport Schools Story,” Daniel Sheridan, Artistic Director of Davenport Junior Theatre, talks about his experience as an alumnus of Hayes Elementary, Smart Intermediate, and West High School. Daniel tells the story of how an opportunity in elementary school sparked a chain of events that would take him to national competitions in speech and debate and ultimately to theatre stages both nationally and internationally. Watch the video here. If you’d like to learn more about participating in this series, please visit this web page: http://www.davenportschools.org/my-story/
On March 10th, North High environmental science students put on the first ever Getting Ahead of our Watershed expo featuring 22 interactive booths and an art show. Over 200 people attended and were impressed with the students’ presentations. Go here to see the Paula Sands Live segment about the expo.