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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




    Monday, April 16, 2018
    Boys & Girls JV Track ~ JV Relays; 4p @ Brady Street Stadium
    College Visitor:  University of Northern Iowa – 10:30am              

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    DC Talented and Gifted Program Fundraiser at Panera Bread; 4p to 7p
    Boys JV/Var Soccer vs PV; 530p/730p @ Brady Street Stadium
    Boys JV/Var Track ~ Gateway Classic; 4p @ Clinton HS
    College Visitor:  Mount Mercy University – 9:00am; University of Wisconsin Platteville – 10:30am;

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    CHS College Commitment Day for Student-Athletes; signing at 1:40p in George Marshall Gym
    Girls Var Golf ~ West Invite; 9a @ Emeis
    Girls JV/Var Tennis vs North; 4p @ Larry Jacobsen Courts – Brady Stadium
    Boys JV/Var Tennis; 4p @ North HS
    College Visitor:  Upper Iowa University – 10:30am

    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Boys JV/Var Tennis; 4p @ Clinton HS
    Boys & Girls Var Track ~ Bettendorf ABC Meet; 430p @ Bettendorf HS
    Girls Var Golf vs North Scott, PV & West; 315p @ Emeis
    Girls JV/Var Tennis; 4p @ Larry Jacobsen Courts – Brady Stadium

    Friday April 20, 2018
    Boys JV/Var Soccer; 530p/730p @ Bettendorf HS

    Saturday, April 21, 2018
    Boys & Girls JV Track ~ JV Relays; 4p @ Brady Street Stadium
    CHS Junior/Senior Prom ~ “Dance with Me”; 7p-10p @ The Golden Leaf in Davenport
    We need at least 30 more Central Parent Volunteers to help work the games, food tables, monitor during the hypnotist and clean-up.   
    We cannot make this happen without your help and support — Thank you!
    Please click on the link below to sign up or contact Holly Herington if you can help or have questions at (563) 343-7522 or
    Volunteer Sign-up Genius link:


    Mark Your Calendar: 

    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018; IOWA ASSESSMENT TESTING 9th-11th grades
    • Wednesday, April 25; 4th term Parent/Teacher Conferences 330p-630p
    •             **DC Spirit Store OPEN for business 230p-630p**


    From The Athletic Director

    Central will be celebrating our college commitment day for student-athletes on Wed Apr 18.  Please stop in to Activities to get the paper work to be a part of the ceremony.  This will be the only ceremony conducted.  Please see Mr. Ehlinger in Activities with questions.

    • Game Management Opportunities ~ the Central Athletic Department has the following Opportunities available for the coming summer:
    • 9th Baseball- scoreboard operator (must be available for 10am games)
    • Softball-scoreboard operator for 9th/JV Softball (must be available for 10am games)
    • Softball-scoreboard operator for varsity Softball (must be available for 4pm games) and announcer for varsity Softball (must be available for 4pm games)


    If you have an interest in any of these positions, please contact Brian Ehlinger via email ( ).  Thank You


    Central Station Pantry

    Friday, April 13 from 2p-4p:  Family Distribution Day at Central Station pantry.  If you would like more information on this service, please contact Judy Wurdinger in the Counseling Office.


    Counseling & Student Services Center

    Many scholarship opportunities are available for graduating seniors.  Scholarship information and links to applications are available on the Central High School website.  Go to “Student Life” and in the drop down, select “Scholarships”.  All scholarships are listed by application due dates. 


    From GEAR-UP:

    Sophomore parents and guardians:

    Scores for each student’s practice ACT results were sent out last week with a letter that briefly explained the results.  If you would like to better understand these results, and hear about the GEAR-UP / Central ACT plan for 2018-19, please plan on attending the upcoming informational session from 4:30-5:30 on April, 18th.  Immediately following is a special GEAR-UP / Iowa State University GEAR-UP Family Night from 5:30-7:00pm where Information, activities and a complimentary meal will be offered.  Let us do the cooking!  RSVP to Mr. Johnson: 563-723-5400 ext. 425 or




    Note From After Prom Committee:

    Dear Parents:

    Prom season is approaching and it is time to start rounding up committee members, volunteers and donations for this year’s After Prom event.  It is vital to the success of the event that we get as many parents involved as possible.  It takes nearly 100 volunteers each year to help plan, set up, run, and clean-up this event for the 650+ kids that attend.  This year After Prom will run April 21st from 10pm – 2am.  Volunteers are needed in shifts for registration, set up, games, food and clean-up.  If you are unable to physically help at our event, we also need help fundraising and transporting games to/from the mall.  Or you can help with donations like cash, gift certificates, or merchandise to help cover expenses and prizes used for the evening.  Please consider helping where you can to help keep this a free, safe, and fun night for the kids.  


    Committee Needs:

    • Senior Parent Co-Chairs – Holly Herington (CHS) – Beth Dvorak (NHS)
    • Junior Parent Co-Chair – Need one or two parents from each school
    • Treasurer – Robyn Goree (CHS)
    • Publicity – Heather Norberg (CHS) – ? (NHS)
    • Games – Mike and Lisa Tanner (CHS) – Joel and Amy Purcell (NHS)
    • Prizes – need parents from both schools
    • Volunteer Coordinators – ?(CHS) – ?(NHS)
    • Entertainment – ?(CHS) – Beth Dvorak(NHS)
    • Food – Traci Swanson, Deb Weber, Patty VanCamp(CHS)- ? (NHS)
    • Registration – Lisa Prior(CHS) – ? (NHS)
    • Fundrasing – One or Two parent Co-Chairs from each school 
      Nurse – Traci Swanson (CHS) 

    Thank you for your consideration!! 

    If you have questions, would like to volunteer or donate to the event, please contact Holly Herington at or 563-343-7522 Or Beth Dvorak at or 563-570-9112  


    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



    Save The Date!!!

    Davenport Central High School Talented and Gifted Programming is hosting a fundraiser at Panera Bread on Elmore in Davenport! 

    Order at their Davenport location (Elmore and Kimberly Rd) on Tuesday, April 17 from 4 to 8 p.m., and 20% of their proceeds will benefit our TAG program at Central, but only if you do one of the following:

    • Mention DCSD TAG at the time of purchase (mention to cashier before paying)
    • Show the attached flyer on your smartphone.
    • Print the attached flyer and show cashier.

    Support Davenport Central High School TAG programming while enjoying dinner with your family and friends!  Pick up some bagels and/or bread to take home with you for the next day!

    Please come and support the TAG program that has influenced and affected so many of our Central students to become the best that they can be!



    DC You Know!!!

    Deere Mentor Program

    Thank you to all of the volunteers from Deere who work with the mentoring program for coming in to work with Mr. Porter and the students of iJAG.  The goal of the program is to have students train and then do a project where they identify an efficiency gap in their school or community and propose ideas to improve the problem.

    In this particular portion of the training, students participated in the Lego & 5 Wastes program.  They identified problems with an inefficient and under trained assembly line and then worked together to correct the problem.  Following the activity, they split into teams to apply the learning to something “real world issues” at Central, in the community, and their jobs. In the next phase of the training, students will create a project and presentation on what the efficiency issue they selected and their proposal for eliminating or reducing the waste.

    Great job to the students in Mr. Porter’s iJAG class and thanks again to the volunteers of Deere!

    Quiz Bowl Team Takes Top Spot

    Congratulations to the talented members of the Quiz Bowl team! The team includes:

    • Amelia Balk
    • Jack Bevans
    • Sylvia Cruz
    • LaDella Gallagher
    • Jennifer Mahl
    • Hailey Mandell
    • Laura Sitz
    • Meredith Sloat
    • Rafe Sullivan
    • Jayson Taylor
    • Andrew Thompson
    • Logan Van Itallie
    • Nick Vazquez
    • Zeke Wynsma

    These scholars recently participated in the Iowa State University Virtual Quiz competition.  The team scored 576 points which was enough to take the Champion title! Congratulations to this hard-working, committed, and brilliant group of students! Your efforts definitely paid off!

    JROTC Receives Trophy

    On the morning of March 17th nearly 80 cadets from the Davenport Army JROTC marched in the nation’s only Bi-State St. Patrick’s Day parade. This parade was the 32nd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The Blue Devil Battalion was lead by a four cadet color guard followed by the cadet leadership and cadets. Cadets proudly wore their Class-A Army Service Uniforms and marched together through the green streets of downtown Rock Island and Davenport. The Blue Devil Battalion was afterward awarded Best Youth Group by the St. Patrick’s Society for the 8th year in a row.  Great job Cadets!

    Central’s Mini Dance Marathon brings in over $3,000 for Iowa Children’s Hospitals

    Central’s National Honor Society and DC leadership team hosted a mini dance marathon on Thursday, March 1st. In addition to fundraising events at the dance, there were several other activities including bake sales, gathering corporate sponsors, a silent auction, and a charity basketball game.  A special thank you to the following groups and businesses for your help and support: 

    • Shades of Success
    • DC Drama Boosters
    • Tri-M Music Society
    • Power Grafx, Kern Chiropractic
    • Blush Dress Shop
    • Crust Pizzeria
    • Latinos Unidos
    • ProStart, JROTC
    • National Art Honor Society
    • Saint Ambrose University

    #FTK (For the Kids)

    Lance Named IHSPA Scholar

    Congratulations to yearbook student Abby Lance for being named an IHSPA Scholar! This is an academic honor for the state’s top journalism students by the Iowa High School Press Association. Abby has been a committed journalism student for the past two years and served as Organizations Editor this year. Congratulations, Abby!

    Track & Field Travels to Iowa City

    During spring break, the girls track & field team traveled to Iowa City for their first outdoor meet, finishing 4th behind State-ranked Iowa City, Bettendorf, and Mt. Pleasant and well ahead of North Scott and Muscatine. Highlights included 4th place in the 4-by-400 relay of Nakaya Faison, Elizabeth Barfels, Mackenzie Brown, & Taquashia Brown; 4th in the 400 hurdles by Kara Jakubsen; 2nd in the 4-by-200 relay of Nacari Bryant, Faison, M. Brown, & Aiyana Brown-Taylor; 2nd in the 4-by-100 relay of Jakubsen, Hailee Rewerts, Jada Baker & Brown-Taylor; and Cindy Garcia-Flores and Lea Grady taking the top two places in the shot put!

    Special congratulations to Lea Grady for winning the discus throw and BREAKING A 40-YEAR-OLD SCHOOL RECORD with the longest throw in the state this season! Great job, athletes!