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  • Central High School
    Principal: Scott McKissick
    1120 Main Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: (563) 323-9900
    Fax: (563)324-9129

  • News, Events, and Announcements


    FAFSA Assisstance

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline is quickly approaching.  This form is required for prospective college students in order to determine their eligibility for financial aid including grants, Federal student loans, and work study. Our guidance department is dedicated to helping our students take the next step in their academic journeys.  Please visit the College Preparation Information page to  view mini-work shop dates and worksheets that have been designed to meet your needs. You can also visit the Iowa College Access Network page for more information. Please do not hesitate to contact the Guidance Office with any questions.

    Click on the link below to access  the District’s FAFSA resources and guide http://www.davenportschools.org/parent-and-student-resources/fafsa/.

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    TAG’s School Board Presentation

    Talented and Gifted (TAG) students recently had the opportunity to present to the School Board some of the amazing opportunities, competitions, and programs offered through our TAG program, lead by Gail Heninger.  Students also presented an informational video that they created over many months of hard work. To watch the video, please visit http://youtu.be/kBBPK18-Z-s. Great job!


    What About the Boys Conference

    The Boys to Men group participated in the “What About the Boys Conference”, at the Western Illinois University Quad City Campus on Friday, April 11, 2014.  This conference is designed to address the challenges and opportunities presented to young men today.  The conference topics include: What it Means to be a Man, The Road to Success, Achieving Real Success, Passion, Preparation, and Purpose, Get Rich Giving, Invincibility and the Criminal, Justice System.


    Shades of Success Dance Marathon

    On Saturday, April 5, 2014, The Shades of Success and over 600 St. Ambrose students danced for 10 hours.  In their 2nd year, the students raised over $132,000.  It was a great night for everyone involved!  The Dance Marathon is a yearlong celebration of life.  It provides emotional, financial support for the Children’s Miracle Network and the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.  The students also heard stories from families who have benefited from the Children’s Miracle Network.


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    DSF Great Minds Program For Music Education Fund Raiser

    Local Scene Magazine has organized a concert at the RME in downtown Davenport (129 N. Main St.) for this Saturday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are just $5 and all proceeds will go to the DSF Great Minds program for music education. Have some fun, get your friends together and support Davenport Schools! Click here to view the event poster.


    Parent -Teacher Conference Change

    Due to the change in the start date of D-term, Parent – Teacher Conferences will be now be held April 30th from 3:10 until 5:30 instead of April 23rd. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


    Special Olympics Track Team

    Congratulations to the Central High school Special Olympics team on their performance at the regional track and field competition at North Scott High School on Saturday. All 11 athletes received at least one 1st place ribbon which qualifies them for the state competition in Ames on May 22-24. Athletes participating were: Antonio Salazar, Athen Carrington, Baylee Norris, Bradley Keding, DJ cooke, Hannah Olson, Hunter Songaila, Jacob Heald, Karl Lanzky, Shy’A Hughes and Tony McDonnell. Good luck to this impressive group of athletes!


    MTI Welding Competition

    CHS recently attended a welding contest at Midwest Technical Institute.  Students competed against 12 other schools and 66 students.  Congratulations go out to Pat Nelson, who earned 3rdplace and a cash award, and to Sam Vuckovic, who finished an impressive 6th place overall.  Great job!  The next contest will be held at Kirkwood Community College.  Good luck!

    Letters about Literature

    Letters about Literature Contest

    Central recently received notice that several Central High School students have been recognized in the Letters about Literature Contest, sponsored by the Iowa Center for the Book.  Sophomore Emily Delleman received a third place finish in the state of Iowa for her letter to Dr. Seuss about the impact that the book Oh, the Places You’ll Go has had on her life.  We also had three finalists in the contest:  Katy Axel, Rachel Lyle, and Kate Pearson.  Arika Allen was recognized as a semi-finalist.  Congratulations to these talented writers.


    Army JROTC Marksmanship Team

    A huge congratulations goes out to the following 4 Army JROTC Cadets who participated on the Army JROTC marksmanship team this year. These 4 Cadets traveled to Des Moines recently and competed in the Junior Olympics and Iowa State Shooting Championships. There were approximately 75 people competing in this tournament and championship. Kane McDonald placed 17th, Jacob Heber placed 24th, Roy Schindler placed 28th, and Ian McDonald placed 37.

    This is an outstanding accomplishment. Way to go Cadets!