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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


    February 05 – 13, 2021


    Sport Date Time Opponent Location
    Boys Basketball Fri, Feb 05, 21 6:00/7:30PM PV Central
    9th Boys Basketball Fri, Feb 05, 21 4:30 PM Pleasant Valley Central
    Girls Basketball Fri, Feb 05, 21 6:00/7:30PM Pleasant Valley Pleasant Valley
    Boys Swimming Sat, Feb 06, 21 9:00 AM District Swimming Central
    Wrestling Sat, Feb 06, 21 9:00 AM Junior Varsity Invitational North
    Bowling Sat, Feb 06, 21 1:00 PM MUSCATINE INVITE Rosebowl
    Bowling Mon, Feb 08, 21 6:30 PM North Scott Bowlmor
    Boys Basketball Tue, Feb 09, 21 6:00/7:30PM West Central
    Girls Basketball Tue, Feb 09, 21 6:00/7:30PM West West
    Boys Basketball Fri, Feb 12, 21 6:00/7:30PM Assumption Assumption
    9th Boys Basketball Fri, Feb 12, 21 4:30 PM Assumption Assumption
    Girls Basketball Thu, Feb 11, 21 6:00/7:30PM Assumption Central
    9th-10th Girls basketball Sat, Feb 13, 21 10/11:30AM Assumption Tourney Assumption
    Boys Swimming Sat, Feb 13, 21 9:00 AM State Swimming Central
    Wrestling Sat, Feb 13, 2021 12:00 PM Districts  


    Central Student/Family Return to Learn Guide Feb 15-26  

    DCSD Return to Learn Slide Show–LINKED HERE



    Happy February to everyone.  Majority of you are aware that the Iowa Legislature passed a bill last Thursday requiring all Iowa schools to offer parents the option to choose in-person learning five days per week effective February 15, 2021.  If you are considering changing models please fill out the form below by Friday, February 5, 2021.  Changes are again effective Monday, February 15, 2021

    *Please note that students moving from 100% online to daily in-person instruction will continue with Edgenuity work while attending in person through the end of B Term.

    *Students moving from Hybrid learning to 100% online will be provided instruction through the end of B Term and will begin Edgenuity courses at the start of C Term (March 

    *This information is due TODAY, Friday, February 5, 2021.

    Any questions please call Ms. Pitts or your child’s counselor.  




    Attention current 8th-11th Graders. Are you interested in the Blue Illusion Dance Team, Central’s award winning dance teams? Tryouts will take place March 27 in George Marshall Gym at Central (virtual options available). To learn more information about tryouts please fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/Bv3VvphdAphGqUENA If you have questions please contact coach Meredith Dennis at blueillusiondance@gmail.com Everyone who plans to attend Central for the 2021-2022 school year is welcome to tryout. No dance experience required. Tryout material will be taught the day of tryouts.


    It’s almost that time of year again! You know…..Valentine’s Day! The Girls Learn International group is selling candy grams for $3 from February 4th-February 12th. All proceeds of candy grams will go to fund other community projects and organizations around Central and Davenport. Because this is a special and unique year, there is a google order form for the candy grams, in all grade level classrooms and attached below, so that we are all being safe and keeping everyone healthy while also promoting love and happiness through CANDY GRAMS! If you are interested in getting candy grams for your best friend, loved ones, favorite teacher or random person, just fill out a form for each candy gram you would like to give and bring the money to Mrs. Sodawasser in RM 629, Mrs. Trimble in RM 331 or Ms. Nelson in RM 501. When you access the form you will see that there are several candy options to make your valentine the happiest this year! Let’s help raise that Blue Devil spirit by spreading love and happiness through candy grams for Valentines this year. Candy grams will be delivered on February 15th during your 4th block class. Remember It is also acceptable to send yourself a candy gram! Love and happiness spreads from the inside out!!! Happy Valentines Day Blue Devils!



    Do you want to make a difference in your community?  Do you want to strengthen your leadership skills?  Then join FCCLA:  Family, Career and Community Leaders of America!  Plan to attend an informational meeting in person or via “Google Meets” on Wednesday, February 10th after school in Room 261.  See Ms. McFate for more information.


    The Davenport Central Baseball Program is looking for ambitious young people who would like to serve as managers for the upcoming baseball season. If you are interested, please fill out the application at: https://tinyurl.com/dcbsbmgr or see Mr. Gisel in Room 505 for paper copies of the application. The following positions are available for the 2021 Season: -On-Field Manager (2)-Data Analyst Manager-Video & Technology Manager Preference will be given to those proficient in the functions of spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel.


    Any boy interested in playing soccer this year should stop in room 513 for information on the off season training and season. See Coach Franco in room 513 if you have any

    questions. If you’re 100% online, send an email to Coach Franco at munozf@mail.davenport.k12.ia.us for more information.


    Below is the link for the Central Virtual Orientation experience.  Please make sure that your students and parents that are coming to Central are aware of and have access to this link. 

     Virtual Orientation Link:  http://bit.ly/dchsorientation

     If you have questions or concerns, please contact Brian Ehlinger at Central.


    The 2021 City of Davenport Youth AmeriCorps Program is now accepting applications for their 2021 Summer Program.  Students who will be 17 years old by May 17, 2021 and meet application criteria are eligible to apply for this service-learning and career training program.  Students selected to participate will serve a minimum of 300 hours from 06/14/21-08/23/21 for a total of 10 weeks. Successful participants will receive 2500.00 for their involvement and an educational stipend of 1311 to use toward higher education.  To learn more about this program, see Mrs. Wurdinger in the Counseling and Student Services office or go to the following website to apply:    www.davenportiowa.com/americorps


    Don’t forget to head to the activities office at Central and order your 2020-2021 Yearbook. It has been quite the year and one you will want to remember. Books are just $85 and can be ordered in the Activities office. See Mrs. Dennis in room 415 with questions. 


    Baseball off-season workouts have started in the weight room and Grensing Fieldhouse! If you have a high schooler who is interested in playing baseball for the 2021 season please reach out to Coach Gisel for more information at giselc@davenportschools.org and see the links below for a schedule and methods of communication.

     Off-Season Schedule: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FxdTwmuGCRzZ1cQDuypDqJc0TdrY97y099_NAO3mhcs/edit?usp=sharing

     Remind Text Messaging Communication: https://www.remind.com/join/dcbsb2021

    Google Classroom Code to Join (anyone with a Gmail address can join!): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qqh50zRZJ2WZrIzZtqa4NEREZerQMZmxvFWRkCTIATg/edit?usp=sharing



     The DCSD has partnered with Family Resources, Inc. to provide several small learning and support groups for students.  Due to COVID-19, all of these groups are being held virtually at this time and occur every Wednesday.  For hybrid students who are in attendance on Wednesday that want to attend a group, arrangements can be made at school for this to occur.  Students should email CHS school social worker, wurdingerj@davenportschools.org who will secure a meeting space for them.  All of the groups are being held via Google Meets and the Google Links for these groups are listed in each CHS Grade Level Google Classroom and can also be obtained by emailing or seeing your school counselor or school social worker, Judy Wurdinger. 

    Wednesdays 12:30-1:30: HS SAFE SPACE Group: This group provides a safe, supportive space for drop-in facilitated discussions that provides information and support to students. All students are welcome to join and can attend as many as they find helpful.

    Wednesdays 1:30-2:30:  HS Survivor Group: This group provides a safe, supportive space for any student who identifies as a survivor of any  violent crime.

    Wednesdays 2:30-3:30:  HS Anxiety/Depression Coping Skills Group: This group provides a safe, supportive space for any student who is wanting to build their coping skills to help manage their feelings and emotions.

    Wednesdays 3:30-4:30:  HS Grief/Loss/Trauma Group: This group provides a safe, supportive space for any student struggling with grief, loss, and/or trauma


    1. Students wishing to be assigned a locker must make a request using a Google Form link that is available on the Central website.  Once the request is made your locker number and combo will be emailed to you by Mrs. Hampton.
    2. Just a reminder that your locker can only be used before and after school—you will not be allowed to stop there during the day.




    Have a great week–GO BLUE!!!