News, Events, and Announcements
The Davenport Schools Foundation is once again offering Major Saver cards for sale through Davenport elementary and intermediate schools. Students will receive the sales packets Thursday, September 7 and will be selling the $15 cards featuring 20 local Buy-One, Get-One-Free offers until Wednesday, Sept. 20. Proceeds from the sales of the cards directly support the participating schools and the activities of the Davenport Schools Foundation.
Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at www.majorsaver.com. The online sale can be credited back to a particular student and school. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer.
- September 4 – Labor Day Holiday, No School
- September 7 – WatchDOGS Kick-Off, Library, 6:30 pm
- September 8 – Goodies with Grandparents, 7:00 am – 7:30 am
- September 19 – Fall Picture Day; Orders are due online or turned in to teacher prior to picture day
- September 29 – Jump Into Fall, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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.
Robotic’s Mission Confirming With The Judges Research Presentation
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