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  • Central High School
    Principal: Jon Flynn
    1120 Main Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: (563) 723-5400
    Fax: (563) 445-5952

  • Weekly E-Blast

    To begin receiving the Eblast email, please contact Heather Ehlinger at ehlingerh@davenportschools.org.


    Housekeeping” Item

    As we approach the end of another school year here at Davenport Central, and we have our seniors graduating on Sunday, June 3, 2018 you as parents this may be your last child here at CHS for a year, two or ever.

    I will be keeping my current Eblast Contact List and if you are one who does not need to be “informed” by our weekly & special Eblast throughout the next school year, please feel free to just hit REPLY to the FINAL Eblast you want to receive and type UNSUBSCRIBE and push SEND.  When I receive your return email, I will remove you from my Eblast Contact List.  Thank You


    Monday, June 04, 2018
    Last Student Day for 2017-2018 School Year ~ 2hour Early Dismissal

    Time: Event:
    8:10 – 10:10 am Block 3
    10:10 – 10:20 am Break- Passing
    10:20 – 12:20 pm Block 4
    12:25 – 1:10 pm Lunch
    1:10 – 2:15 pm Teacher time to do grades.

    10th Boys Baseball; 5p @ Pleasant Valley
    9th Girls Softball; 530p @ West Complex
    Boys Varsity Baseball vs Pleasant Valley; 5p @ Brady Stadium

    Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    10th Boys Baseball vs IC Liberty; 5p @ Brady Stadium
    9th Boys Baseball; 10a @ Muscatine
    Girls JV Softball; 10a @ Muscatine

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    9th Boys Baseball; 10a @ Clinton

    Thursday, June 07, 2018
    10th Boys Baseball vs Clinton; 5p @ Brady Stadium
    Boys Varsity Baseball; 5p @ Clinton
    Girls Varsity Softball; 530p @ Clinton

    Friday, June 08, 2018
    9th Boys Baseball vs Clinton; 10a @ Brady Stadium
    Girls JV Softball vs Clinton; 10a @ Brady Stadium

    Saturday, June 09, 2018
    Boys Varsity Baseball ~ Wartburg Tourney; 10a @ Wartburg College


    CHS is NOW on Facebook 

    Please go to:  http://www.facebook.com/Central-High-School-396257763832983/

    LIKE our page……I have already started posting to it today!


    DCSD will be rolling out the MyDCSD Mobile App very soon – look for information to come out soon on this great Social Media tool.  This App will be AMAZING  for getting our parents, students, staff & the Blue Devil Community information about CHS………… it will be right at everyone’s fingertips!


    Central Station Pantry

    Summer Dates:







    CHS Athletic Director

    DC Girls Softball NOTES:

    We will be taking tickets for softball at the gate on 38th St (as we used to do before last year).  Parking is available on 38th St as well as in the Brady Stadium lots south of the tennis courts.


    Sat May 19 is “Central Night” at the Quad City STEAMWHEELERS game.  Game time is 7pm.  Please go online for tickets and use the code: DCENT   Central will receive 20% of the profit from sales using that code.  Our cheerleaders will also perform.  Any student-athlete who has received a varsity letter in any sport in this 2017-2018 school year gets in free to the game and gets their name announced at the game.  If you have received your Major Letter and want to attend the game, please stop in to the Activities Office by Wednesday May 16 at 3pm to get your name on the pass list. 

    If you are coming to the game as a major letter winner, you will need to be at the Tax Slayer Center by 5:30pm to get your free ticket at the Will-Call booth.


    Note from CHS Library:

    ChromeBook turn in is right around the corner.  Seniors will turn in their ChromeBooks on

    May 29th & 30th.  Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors will turn in theirs on May 31st

    All ChromeBooks will be disabled on June 6th and will not be turned back on until school starts in the August. 

    All ChromeBooks not returned will be marked “Lost” and the student will be fined $200


    Note From The CHS Nurse’s Office:

    Attention Parents of Juniors:

    If your child/student has not received a Meningitis Vaccination after the age of 16 years of age, they will NOT be able to enter 12th grade!!!!!  Please make sure to get your appointments set to get this taken care of prior to the 2018-2019 school year.  Thanks


    DC Athletic Booster Club:

    The DC Athletic Boosters is needing to fill Vice President & two At-Large positions.  If you’re interested, please contact us by email at chsathleticboosters1904@gmail.com.  The Athletic Boosters raise funds to support all of the Central Athletic Programs.  We do a lot of fun activities in the process of fundraising, and would like to add some new faces to our organization.  We can’t do it without your help! 

    If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to email us with your questions or concerns.

    Thank you! 

    Central Boosters Board




    DC You Know!!!

    Quad Cities Science and Engineering Council Physics Challenge Series

    Congratulations to the engineering team of Jeff Buck, Nick Vazquez, Sarah Van Liere, Brandon Howell, and Logan Van Itallie.  These talented students participated in the Quad Cities Science and Engineering Council Physics Challenge Series which was a cardboard boat engineering competition. During the competition,  students worked on the boat as well as demonstrated its functionality on the water. The team received the The Most Innovative Design Award for their boat! After the competition, students visited Grace Engineering for a tour of their design floor. Great job!

    Teachers of the Year

    Congratulations to Brian Heller and Rick Valant on being chosen as Chick-fil-A Teachers of the Year! They got a very special visit from the Chick-fil-A cow and are invited to a chicken dinner and event in honor of amazing area educators. Great job, gentlemen!

    Student Council Donates to Central Pantry

    Thank you to student council for their generous donation to the Central Pantry. The money received through the Life Savings Grant from the spring blood drive was donated to the Central Station Food Pantry to purchase items to provide food for our Central families in need. We are so happy to be supporting our Blue Devil community! To find out how to make donations to the pantry or how to receive assistance, please contact Ms. Judy Wurdinger at wurdingerj@davenportschools.org.

    Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award Finalist

    Junior Nia Walker has been selected as one of 15 state finalists for the 2018 Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award. The Hoover Uncommon Student program awards outstanding Iowa teens. Nia’s project is titled Advancement of Minorities in Advanced Placement. She hopes to encourage more minorities to take the AP Challenge and learn firsthand the many rewards of rigorous coursework and working hard to achieve success. To be selected, students submitted project proposals that they intended to complete after being accepted Congratulations, Nia!

    Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards

    Congratulations to the cast and crew of our musical, Next to Normal, for all of their amazing accolades from the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards!

    Production Awards

    • Outstanding OVerall Performance

    Student Awards

    • Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role- Joe Lasher as “Gabe”
    • Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role- Peyton Reese as “Diana”
    • Outstanding Lighting Design- Hunter IntVeld

    Special Recognition

    • Special Recognition for Ensemble
    • Special Recognition for Performance in a Principal Role -Nicole Maitlen as “Natalia”
    • Special Recognition for Performance in a Principal Role- Jeremy Weinstein as “Dan”
    • Special Recognition for Stage Management- Sarah Bergthold
    • Special Recognition for Community Engagement

    Senior, Joe Lasher and Junior, Peyton Reese were selected in the prestigious Triple Threat Award category as well!!! Bravo!! 
    We will be honored as well as perform on Monday, June 4th at 7:00 pm at the Des Moines Performing Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15.00.  Contact Ms. IntVeld at intveldt@davenportschools.org with purchasing questions.

    GEAR UP Visits UNI

    Davenport Central GEAR UP students had the opportunity to visit the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Students learned about the University’s unique background and enjoyed a campus tour. The visit ended with a Q&A session with current UNI students on campus life and UNI’s rich culture. Thank you to all the students and staff who made this such a great experience. 

    JROTC Service Learning Projects

    Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) teams have launched their annual Service Learning projects. Teams are scheduled to participate in eight projects throughout the City of Davenport. Projects include efforts such as environmental cleanup at Credit Island, collecting canned food for River Bend Food Bank, and coaching intermediate students at Sudlow in physical fitness. Thank you to all of our cadets for giving back to our community!

    Career Development Conference

    Several students in Mr. Porter’s iJAG class recently attended the Career Development Conference (CDC) Ankeny, IA, at the FFA Enrichment Center. The students were required to attend this conference in business attire as they were networking with several business representatives in the state.  Throughout the day, students attending several workshop opportunities in which they demonstrated their unique employability skills , professionalism, and understanding of the business world,  At the end of the conference, student competitors were judged on their timeliness, their performance in their individual events, and their ability to exhibit a professional attitude.  This year, the students in Mr. Porter’s iJAG took 2nd place overall for the state of Iowa as the Most Profession School!

    Individual awards include:

    • Brandon Sanders-2ndplace in Critical Thinking 
    • Travis Schillig -2ndplace in Employability Skills
    • Mikayla Jones- 3rdplace in Creative Arts and Expression

    Thank you to all the dedicated students and to Mr. Porter for doing such an amazing job in representing our iJAG program!