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The River Bandits Book Buddies is a four-week reading program that promotes reading by providing incentives that motivate students to practice reading. The Eisenhower program will run through May.
At the end of the program, you can send in the completed brochure for your free student ticket and any additional orders for tickets at that time. Eisenhower’s scheduled game will be on May 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Modern Woodman Park.
On Monday, December 18th, the Eisenhower Lego League was invited to join Fillmore Elementary at John Deere Davenport Works. We were able to present our water efficient bathroom project. We were able to design a bathroom that could save hundreds of dollars per year. Our Lego robot performed extremely well and we were able to complete two missions entirely. The success we enjoyed in each area of the competition led to a 1st place finish. Way to go Eisenhower!
Elementary and middle schools across the Davenport Community School District gathered at the Eastern Branch Library on Wednesday, March 1, to compete in the grades 4-6 Battle of the Books Competition. Each year the Iowa Association of School Librarians nominate around 20 book titles for the students to read, and then in March, the students vote to determine which book will win the Children’s Choice Award. During the Battle of the Books each team had to answer one hundred questions based on the 20 nominated Children’s Choice Books. Eisenhower Elementary finished first with McKinley Elementary finishing in second place. The Eisenhower Elementary team will now represent the district at the regional competition on April 1. The Eisenhower team: Lola B., Elizabeth G., Ava N., Giselle C., and Liana T.
Nine Eisenhower students braved the bitterly cold and snowy conditions on Sunday, December 11, to participate in the FIRST LEGO League competition at the Putnam Museum. The competition consisted of 32 teams from across Eastern Iowa. This fall, the students committed time to research a topic, work in a cooperative team, and build a robot to accomplish specific missions set forth by the judges. The students researched ways to prevent animals from colliding with motor vehicles. They presented this information to a panel of judges by creating a PowerPoint and a Reader’s Theater. The students, coached by Mr. Specht, included: Laney C., Shyam D., Liam E., Aislinn F., Emma M., Ryan Hock., Lola B., Mark P., and Anthony G. The team won the Judges Award, which embodies the spirit and uniqueness of FIRST LEGO League.