On Thursday, September 13th, Davenport Community Schools joined other Quad City area districts for the kickoff of the Challenge 5 attendance campaign. “Challenge 5” means our students are striving for fewer than 5 absences during the school year. Our overall elementary school attendance numbers for this year’s kickoff were higher than last year’s, and we congratulate all schools on this endeavor. Washington Elementary topped off this year’s list with 98.9% of their students in attendance, and 12 elementary schools were at 96% attendance or above. This year we feature photos from Hayes Elementary, where staff rolled out the red carpet and greeted students and parents on the big day. Nice work, everyone!