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.
News, Events, and Announcements
Robotic’s Mission Confirming With The Judges Research Presentation
January 12, 12:25 Dismissal, End of Second Quarter
January 13, No School, In-Service
January 16, No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 19, Skating Party, Eldridge Skate Park, 6 – 8
January 20, Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff Assembly, 12:30
January 20, Winter Dance, 6:30 – 8:30, Gym
7:05 – 7:25
Student Day Begins (Tardy Bell):
Student Day Ends:
*1:25 dismissal on Wednesdays
Over the summer we received new phone and fax numbers. Please use the information below to contact us:
2827 Jersey Ridge Road
Davenport, IA 52803
Principal – Dave Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary – Jen DeSmith (email@example.com) – records may be requested via email or fax to Jen DeSmith’s attention.
Elementary and middle schools across the Davenport Community School District gathered at the Eastern Branch Library on Wednesday, March 30, 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 16. The Eisenhower team: Allison S., Lola B., MiaJoy N., and Isaac T.
The 5th grade students have been working with computer coding. The students are learning the concepts of computer coding through simulated games of Minecraft and Angry Birds. After learning these concepts, many of the students have had the opportunity to use their new skills in programming the robot – Dash. In the video below, four of our 5th graders will demonstrate the Robot in action and then reflect on this experience.
The following video features our school counselor, Dona Rushford, explaining calming strategies. These strategies are taught and used here at school, but can be used at your homes as well.
Eisenhower Elementary: Inspiring The Leaders Of Tomorrow
Empowering students to be life-long learners in a caring community while inspiring the leaders of tomorrow.
Eisenhower Elementary School and the Davenport Community School District, in partnership with our families and community stakeholders, strive to empower students in a diverse and caring community to be life-long learners. By engaging students academically in a challenging learning environment, and modeling respect, integrity, and perseverance, we believe we are preparing our students to be tomorrow’s leaders.
Respect ● Integrity ● Perseverance ● Empathy ● Citizenship
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:35 – 2:25
Wednesday 7:35 – 1:25
Breakfast 7:05 – 7:25
Office Opens: 7:00 am
Office Closes: 3:30 pm
Please click on the video to learn about Buddy Benches.