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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.


    Monday, March 18, 2019
    Back to School

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    College visit: Scott Community College; 9a @ CHS Counseling & Student Services Center
    Blue Devil Boys Track & Field ~ Lancer Invitational; 4p @ North Scott High School

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    NO Early Out; 4th Block ends at 337pm

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    Friday, March 22, 2019
    CENTRAL Station ~ FAMILY DISTRIBUTION DAY:  2p – 4:15p          
    CENTRAL Station will be open from 2-4:15 PM today!  Enter through doors 10 W during this time period.  If you would like to receive text message notifications on days CENTRAL Station is open please email your phone number to wurdingerj@davenportschools.org or call Judy Wurdinger at 563-723-5048.

    Saturday, March 23 2019
    DC Gear Up ~ Catch Up Academy; 830a-1130a @ CHS Library

    Sunday, March 24, 2019

    Monday, March 25, 2019

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    NO Early Out; 4th Block ends at 337pm

    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    Blue Devil Girls Track & Field ~ Lancer Invitational; 4p @ North Scott High School
    Blue Devil JV Boys Soccer vs DBQ Senior; 530p @ Brady Street Stadium
    Blue Devil Varsity Boys Soccer vs DBQ Senior; 7p @ Brady Street Stadium

    Friday, March 29, 2019
    Blue Devil Boys Track & Field ~ CR Invitational; 430p @ Kingston Stadium, Cedar Rapids

    Saturday, March 30 2019
    Iowa State Quiz Bowl Championships; Central Academy, Des Moines IA
    Blue Devil Girls Track & Field ~ Iowa City Invitational; 11a @ IC High High School

    Sunday, March 31, 2019


    Mark Your Calendar: 

    End of 3rd Quarter: Friday, April 5, 2019; 2hr Early Dismissal

    4th Quarter/D-Term Begins:  Monday, April 8, 2019

    NO SCHOOL; In-Service Day:  Friday, April 19, 2019

    NO SCHOOL; Memorial Day:  Monday, May 27, 2019

    Blue Devil Class of 2019 Graduation:  Sunday, June 2, 2019; 11a @ TaxSlayer Center, Moline IL

    Last Student Day for the 2018-2019 School Year: Thursday, June 6, 2019; 2hr Early Dismissal.


    DC Athletics

    Attention senior athletes—if you are planning to play at the collegiate level and have signed or are going to sign a letter of intent or commitment, please stop in and see Mr. Ehlinger in Activities if you would like to be part the signing ceremony on Apr 10.  You must have documentation from the school that you are attending stating you are playing a sport.  See Mr. Ehlinger with questions–thanks

    The Spring Season Activity bus to Brady Stadium:  There will be 2 buses that will start running on Monday Mar 18 for the athletes to get to practices.  They will leave from the Grensing FH/Sports Lobby Entrance 10 min after the final bell rings (3:47pm).  These buses are on a tight schedule and will not wait. 

    DC 2019-2020 Blue Illusion Dance Team Tryouts:

    Blue Illusion Dance Team Tryouts are Saturday March 30 at Central High School. Doors will open at 7:30am, tryout material will be taught beginning at 8:00. Lunch will be taken at 12:00 (bring your own), and tryouts will begin no later than 1:00pm. Students are asked to stay until the end. Please fill out this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/mHFtfCTbUxl1OsaI2 and come with the attached permission slip in order to tryout. If you cannot make March 30, please contact Coach Meredith Dennis in advance, at blueillusiondance@gmail.com to arrange an alternate tryout time. You can also contact Coach Dennis with any questions about tryouts. More information is available at www.blueillusiondance.com



    CHS GEAR-UP Iowa News

    GEAR UP Updates

    For the Gear UP Class of 2020

    A special Gear Up ACT Exam is being held at Central High on the morning of Wednesday, April 24th. The test is fully paid for by Gear Up Iowa, a $17,000 investment!  All Juniors have been pre-registered and will soon begin filling out non-test materials in advisories. If you have questions or concerns about the test, please call Mr. Johnson at: 563-723-5062 or email johnsonm@davenportschools.org

    Support available for all students:

    Is your student struggling for academic help?  Gear Up and Central offer after-school tutoring every Tuesday with Math and Language Arts teachers, and every Thursday with Science and Social Studies teachers.  Tutoring runs from 3:45pm-4:45pm, snacks are available.

    Catch-Up Academy is on Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30am – 11:30am.  This is a great opportunity for your student to catch up on late work or missing exams.  10 teachers are available in Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Foreign Language and Computer Applications.  Register your student today! Email or call Mr. Johnson at 563-723-5062 or johnsonm@davenportschools.org


    CHS Counseling & Student Services Center

    Seniors, If you ordered Graduation Announcements, they will be delivered during the lunches on Thursday March 21st.

    A career and college fair will be held on March 31, from 12:30-3:00pm in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at Hotel Kirkwood.

    The registration deadline for the April 13th ACT is tonight, March 8th!  Late registration will be accepted through Friday, March 25th, but you will be charged a late fee.

    Seniors:  It is scholarship time!  Scholarship info can be found on the Central High School website http://www.davenportschools.org/central/offices/guidance-office/scholarships/  Scholarships are linked by the application deadlines.  Good luck Blue Devils! 


    Note from the CHS Nurse’s Office

    Attention Parents of Juniors:

    If your student has not received a Meningococcal Vaccination after the age 16, they will NOT be able to enter 12th grade!!! Letters for those who still need proof of having this vaccination were mailed home last month. Please start making your doctor’s appointments now. For all questions, concerns, or assistance in completing this requirement, please call Nurse Wendy at 563-723-5027. Thanks for your cooperation!


    CHS Blue Devil Drama Boosters

    Blue Devil Productions will be presenting “Heathers” in the Performing Arts Center.  Come watch a great show and support our kids.

    Dates and Time:

    – Friday, 12 April @ 7P

    – Saturday, 13 April @ 7P

    – Sunday, 14 April @ 2P

    Ticket Price:

    Adults: $10

    Seniors and Students: $8

    Purchase tickets in advance on line:  https://dchsdi.booktix.com


    DC You Know!!!

    Mock Trial – Blue Team Qualifies For State

    Good news!  Central Mock Trial Blue Team qualified for State after some fierce competition at the regional competition!  The team went undefeated during the competition. Both of our Central teams exemplified excellence and skill, with the Red team finishing with one win and one loss. Team Blue members are: 

    • Senior Captains Jess Elliott and Nina Lanciloti
    • Juniors Laura Sitz, Jenny Mahl, Lucas Teasdale, Zeke Wynsma, Isabel Buchanan, Hailey Mandell, Rafe Sullivan, and Jacob Hansen. 

    Many of our team members also received Outstanding Witness and Attorney awards. Congratulations!

    Battle of the Bridges Competition

    Congratulations to seniors, Logan VanItallie, Luke Hummel, and Jeff Buck for winning the Most Innovative Design award at Battle of the Bridges event on Friday. These students competing against teams from all over the Quad Cities, these students won, what is considered First Place in engineering design challenges. Good luck at the trebuchet competition! 

    MAC All-Conference Boys Basketball

    Congratulations to the Blue Devils basketball players recognized by the MAC as remarkable student athletes. These students were named as All-Conference MAC players:

    Senior Keshawn Pegues – 1st Team

    Junior Kaiden Phillips – 2nd Team

    Senior Josh English and Sophomore John Miller – Honorable Mention

     The team finished 3rd in conference and had an overall record of 16-7.  Great job, gentlemen!

    2019 Iowa ProStart Invitational

    Congratulations to Davenport’s Culinary and Management teams for placing 3rd in the 2019 Iowa ProStart Invitational in Des Moines on February 26th. A special thanks to our mentor, Chef Gabe, from the Isle of Capri in Bettendorf. Students Shyesha Taylor, Rebecca Tague, Jesus Trujano Garcia, Grace Henry, Sarah Kakert, Taylor Thompson, and Serenity Jones put out the effort to gain a professional experience which was judged by Iowa’s best! Great job!