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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


    Blue Devils Visit Germany

    Several Central students had the unique opportunity to take a 3-week trip to Germany as part of the German-American Partnership Program. The mission of the program is to enhance students’ connections and understanding of German and American cultures.
    Students stayed with host families and visited Berlin, Munich, Heidelberg and Tuebingen. While in Germany, the group saw many historical sites, visited capital buildings, and toured several business around various cities.


    River of Words Iowa Environmental Poetry and Art Competition

    Several TAG students recently received many awards in this year’s River of Words Iowa Environmental Poetry and Art competition.  In the poetry category, Victoria Taylor was the winner with her poem titled Transformation.   The runner-up in the poetry division was Lorraine Pereira, with Honorable Mentions going to Alexis King, Arika Allen, and Collin Herington.  In the  Art category, Michael Helmich received the runner-up award with his piece titled The Crown.    Rachel Lyle and Hannah Hansen received Honorable Mentions for the pieces.  Congratulations to these incredible students!


    Lorraine Pereira Studies Genetics at the SSTP Event

    Congratulations to junior Lorraine Pereira for her summer participation in the Secondary Student Training Program at the University of Iowa. SSTP is administered by the UI Belin and Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent  Development.  The five-week program for high school sophomores and juniors started June 22 and culminated with a presentation/poster session on Friday, July 25th.  Lorraine worked with a UI Biology professor at the University of Iowa and studied the modeling of epilepsy in larvae of seizure-prone fruit flies. Her poster explaining her research won first place at the event.  Lorraine was one of  forty students who participated, and one of only five students from Iowa chosen for the program.  Congratulations to Lorraine on earning the opportunity to participate in such an amazing event.


    Hannah Hansen Visits Luther College

    This summer, Junior Hannah Hansen participated in Luther College’s pre-college program for environmental studies.  The program is a week-long experience that covered a variety of environmental studies topics With hands-on opportunities in both outdoor recreation and fieldwork, Hannah developed leadership skills and research abilities, while engaging in data collection and lab work. Congratulations, Hannah on being selected for the amazing summer opportunity!


    Football Players Prepare JB Young Stepping Stones Students

    Central football players volunteered their time to prepare students from the JB Young Stepping Stones program for the Pass, Punt, and Kick portion of the  Brady Street Games.   Volunteers included Brady Cartee, Jacob Houghton, Wesley Freeman and Jordan Holcomb. The students in the Stepping Stones program were from kindergarten through 3rd grade.  The students learned a lot from the football players about dedication, practice, having fun, and love for the game. Central’s principal, Scott Mckissick, gave Central decals to the students and Coach Roering provided jerseys for the kids to wear.  Thank you to all involved for making this a successful event.


    College Fair in Des Moines September 28th

    Visit 140 Colleges in One Day

    Please plan to attend the Golden Circle College Fair in Des Moines on Sept. 28. The Golden Circle College Fair is traditionally the largest in Iowa. Last year, 140 colleges, universities and career experts exhibited to more than 2,000 students and family members. Take advantage of this opportunity to speak one-on-one with school representatives from across the country.

    Golden Circle College Fair

    Iowa Events Center – Hy-Vee Hall

    Des Moines

    Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

    12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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    CHS Garden

    TAG students recently harvested several tomatoes, peppers, onions, and other produce from their garden project which was distributed to various locations around the city of Davenport.  The garden was funded by Lowes Garden Center, Wallace Garden center, Hy-Vee Garden Grant, and our local Farm 2 School chapter.


    Host Family Needed

    A host family for a Central foreign exchange student is needed. Kwamena, from Ghana, is a 16-year-old boy who loves basketball. He also enjoys biking, running, ping pong and watching movies. If you are interested in providing a home for Kwamena during the 2014/2015 school year, please call Deb Bowen at (309)582-4882.

    American Cultural Exchange (ACES) is looking for host families for foreign exchange students to come to Central.  If you would be interested in hosting a foreign exchange student for a brief time, a semester or a school year, or for further information, please contact Shane Renfro at (309)716-0780 or email or contact Deb Bowen at  The ACES website is

    Drama Masks

    Wanted: Energetic Actors, Singers, Dancers and Musicians!!!

    For the first time in the Quad Cities, Tony Award winning In the Heights, is this year’s fall musical.  This is an amazing opportunity for Central High School. Auditions for In the Heights will be August 27th and 28th, callbacks are August 29th in Kahler Auditorium from 4:00-6:00.  Audition forms can be picked up in front of the main office. Please review the music selection for the audition at or at does not need to be memorized prior to the audition.  We will teach the music and a 1-2 minute dance piece beforehand.  You do not need to prepare a monologue; we will have a selection for you to audition from the show.  If interested in performing in the pit, please pick up information in front of the auditorium. For more information please see Mrs. IntVeld in room 417.

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    Alex Mester to Attend Flight Camp

    The Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc., has announced that freshman Alex Mester has been selected for a 100% scholarship from the Quad City EAA Chapter to go to an EAA Flight Camp in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This amazing opportunity will allow Alex to work with professionals while learning about the various facets of aviation. He will attend several classes, workshops, and even have flight experiences while attending the camp and pursuing his passion for aviation.  Congratulations on this remarkable achievement!