Junior Pablo Haake is one of only two students in the state of Iowa to be selected for the prestigious U.S. Senate Youth Program Scholarship. The scholarship includes both a $5000 scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to join 102 students from 50 states and the District of Columbia to participate in the program’s 52nd annual Washington Week, March 8th-15th, 2014. Student delegates will have the opportunity to see the relationship between the three branches of the federal government and will meet with senators, cabinet officials, and other government leaders and policy makers. Click here for more information.
News, Events, and Announcements
The Davenport Central Blue Illusion Dance Team competed at the Iowa State Dance Team Association (ISDTA) State Competition. The team did something no other dance team at Central has ever done, brought home 3 Division I ratings and a Distinguished Academic award for a cumulative GPA of 3.5-4.0. The team earned the highest scores in school history. Click here to read more about the team’s many achievements at the ISDTA.
Wednesday, December 18th
6:00-8:00 Drama Club: Alice in Wonderland and Improvisational Review and
Theatre Performance: Alienated
Cost of admission is $3.00 tickets
We will be clearing the auditorium between shows
8:00-9:30 Thespian Showcase $5.00 tickets
All proceeds go towards International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, NE
Finals for B term will be December 19th and 20th. There is a 2 hour early dismissal both days.
|Thursday’s Schedule||Friday’s Schedule|
|1st Block- 7:45-9:45||3rd Block- 7:45-9:45|
|2nd Block- 9:55-11:55||4th Block- 9:55-11:55|
|Buses run as a normal day- 2:35||Buses will run on a 2 hr early dismissal schedule|
C Term will begin Tuesday, January 7th.
The annual Show Choir Dinner Theater event is quickly approaching!
When: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Where: River Center/Adler Theater
Cost: $20 per ticket (price includes a dinner buffet and will feature both show choirs in the premier of their competition shows)
Tickets can be purchased through a show choir member. You can also email Mrs. Emily Schrank at email@example.com to purchase tickets or with questions about the event.
Former assistant coach, Cecil Pettigrew, passed away Monday, December 9, 2013. Cecil began his Blue Devil legacy as a student in the 1970s. He coached girls track & field from 2003-2010. During his career, he coached four consecutive state champions: Christina Airington (’05, ’06, ’07) and Alexis Mitchell (’08). He also coached numerous other state medal-winning sprinters.
Central’s Big Ideas Group recently visited the Genesis Systems Group in Eldridge with teachers Gail Heninger and Jami Killian. The 17 TAG and science/math students toured the facility to learn about robotic welding and the many ways in which STEM subjects have connections in the real world. It was inspiring to have the president of the company, Joel Lorentzen, speak to the group about the importance of science, math, problem solving, working together as a team, and creativity to the students.
The community is invited to attend a commemoration in honor of alumni who were killed in war. This event will take place on Friday, December 6th, at 1:00 pm in the auditorium. U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack and Superintendent Dr. Art Tate will be speaking during the program. Worn-out American flags can be brought for proper disposal by the Civil Air Patrol Davenport Composite Squad. Click here to read more from the Quad City Times.
On December 14th, 1953, Life Magazine published an article entitled “An Examination of Secondary Education: First of a Series; U.S. Public High Schools”. This article featured Davenport High School, photographed by Yale Joel, and chronicled the daily efforts of the students and staff of the time. Click here to view the magazine and read the article (starting on page 133).
We would like to learn more about the individuals featured and photographed in the article. Where are they now? If you have any information about the mysterious motorcyclist, the young lady with her parrot, the students sneaking to the grocery store across the street for lunch, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch for college representative visits in Guidance and find out more about particular colleges of your choice. You’ll find information on daily announcements, the eblast, and the guidance page weekly announcements. Check the web for information about these colleges ahead of time and bring your questions to the college rep visits.