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  • Empowering students to be life-long learners in a caring community while inspiring the leaders of tomorrow.

    Principal: Dave Martin
    2827 Jersey Ridge Road
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: (563) 723-6350
    Fax: (563) 355-9770

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party

    It’s that time of year again, time for the Davenport Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program!  Readers of all ages are invited to participate from June 4th – July 30th and read for a chance to win fabulous prizes!  Starting on June 4th, you can pick up your reading log at any DPL location.

    There will be a  Kickoff Party from 1:00-4:00 at the Fairmount Street Branch to get signed up for the program, enjoy games, a bounce house, and more!

    Please click on the link for all the DPL summer activities:

    Davenport Public Library Summer Events

    Registration for 2016-2017 Online Now or August 9

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    Register for the 2016-2017 School Year

    Online Registration is now active.  Both Returning Families and New Families can register using the online system.  Returning families will use the link in their Parent Portal accounts and New Families will use the Online Registration Link by visiting our website (www.davenportschools.org) and hovering over the Registration header -> click Enrollment & Registration -> scroll down to Online Registration Service & click link.   If you need assistance, please contact Danielle Heller at the DCSD Welcome Center at 563-336-5018.

    All kindergartners will need proof of residency, proof of birth, immunization, vision screening, dental screening, lead test, and completed enrollment forms (online registration only replaces the enrollment forms).  Call the office with questions at 563.355.2604

    New families, incoming kindergarten students, and any families with a new address will need to come to the building to show a current proof of residence (within 30 days).  Proof of

    Important Dates

     

    Thursday, May 19 – Volunteer Reception, 7:00 am

    Monday, May 23 – 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony,  Sudlow Gym, 6 pm

    Tuesday, May 24 – Field Day

    Wednesday, May 25 – Hug Award Ceremony, 8:30, Last Day  of  School, 12:25 pm dismissal 

    Wednesday, August 23, 2016 – First Day of School

    Summer School 2016

    Calling all Superheroes:  DCSD’s summer literacy program is Superheroes Read…Super Readers Save the Summer! All invited students were given paperwork at our kick-off rally, and paperwork can be returned starting today.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Mrs. Schroeder (Reading Instructional Coach).

    Follow this link for the POWTOON shown to all of the students:

     

    https://www.powtoon.com/online-presentation/bV0WOhxhiBv/?mode=movie#/

     

     

    Eisenhower Wins Battle of the Books

    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.

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    2016-2017 Registration

    Kindergarten Registration:

    Still need to register for Kindergarten?  Contact Jen DeSmith, Secretary, at desmithj@davenportschools.org to set up a time to register your future kindergartner.  All children must be 5 by September 15 to enter kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year.

    For your appointment you will need to bring:

    • Proof of Birth
    • Proof of Residency

    Also needed prior to starting school:

    • Current Immunizations
    • Vision Screening
    • Lead Screening
    • Dental Screening

    All other documents, including the registration forms, can be found at www.davenportschools.org

    Returning Families Registration:

    Online registration will begin at the end of April for all returning families.  You must register by August 1 to hold your seat for the 2016-2017 school year.  You will need a parent portal account.  If you haven’t registered for parent portal you may do so by emailing or calling Ms. Jen at desmithj@davenportschools.org or 563.355.2604.

    Registration day has been scheduled for August 9 from noon –

    Robot Invades Eisenhower

    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.  

    Computer Survey

    Our school has partnered with BrightBytes – an educational research organization – to explore our use of technology for learning.

    We invite you to answer a few questions about your technology use. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete on any device with internet access.

    Follow this link to participate:  http://www.BByt.es/W28UP

    Calming Techniques

    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.

     

    The SLANT Strategy

    As noted in the book, Teach Like a Champion 2.0, it is very important to teach our students procedures in the classroom.  Like practicing the procedures for lining-up, it is also important to teach our students techniques to help them pay attention, focus, and learn in school.  Many of our teachers are using the strategy of SLANT.  In the video below, Mr. Specht’s class created a song to help us all remember this strategy.  SLANT is an acronym:

    Sit up

    Listen

    Ask and answer questions

    Nod your head

    Track the speaker