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  • Mid City High School
    Principal: Jenni Weipert
    3801 Marquette Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52806
    Phone:  1-563-336-7600
    Fax:  1-563-445-5955

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    View Dr. Kobylski’s Graduation Message

     

    View a short video message from Davenport Community School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Kobylski regarding graduation: 

    https://youtu.be/cR0i8OYHUzE

    Return To Learn Update

    Return to Learn Video Update from Superintendent Dr. Robert Kobylskihttps://youtu.be/UXhfH8gIzwc
     
    Click here to read the video transcript in English, French, Spanish, Vietnamese or Swahili.
     
     
    The Davenport Community School District developed this survey to assess your concerns and needs about sending your students back to school in the fall.
     
    This survey will also assess your needs regarding technology, physical and mental health, school scheduling and childcare, and other issues.
     
    Answering all of the questions helps the Davenport Community School District make decisions that will affect how we return to learning in the fall.
     
    Please complete this survey no later than Monday, July 6, 2020.
     
    Survey Links:
     

    Families – We Need Your Help

     

    Parents and Families,

    The State of Iowa would like to ask you about technology access for your household. This information will help in planning for next school year, should learning from home need to occur because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our district encourages you to complete this survey so your technology barriers are known to the State.

    • The survey should take less than five minutes to complete.
    • The survey only needs to be taken one time for your entire household.
    • In your responses, only include students who will be in grades preschool through twelfth grade, or participating in post-secondary education, during the 2020-21 school year.
    • There is a drop-down in the upper left corner of the survey to change the survey language from English to Spanish. If your household needs the survey in another language, contact Dawn Anderson – Rascher, andersonrascherd@davenportschools.org (563) 336 – 7471

    Please click on the link below to take a short survey about the learners in your household. The survey will be available through June 24th.

    http://bit.ly/iowatechsurvey

    If you have any difficulties while completing the survey, please email support_iowa@panoramaed.com or contact Jenni Weipert at weipertv@davenportschools.org  (563) 3356- 7708 or

    Pam Kirsch at kirschp@davenortschools.org

    Thank

    Drop Off Days and Pick Up Days

     

    Dear Mid City Parents and Families,

    We know that some families are moving, already have technology in the home, or are concerned about the costs of breakage or damage to checked out items and would like to return the Chromebook (bag and charger) or other items checked out such as textbooks and library books to their student.    

    We will have staff available tomorrow, Friday, June 12th from 9:00am to 3:00pm for parents to pick up personal items left by students or for parents who would like to return library books, textbooks, or chromebook that are checked out to your student. 

    We will also have Ms. Skoff available on Monday, June 15th from 9:00am – 2:00pm for students to pick up their yearbooks or drop off items (chromebook, bag, charger, textbooks or library books).  

    In accordance with CDC guidelines, we have set up a drive up system that will allow you to stay in your car to drop off the items to a staff member in the parking lot at Mid City.   

    Thank you!

      

    Yearbooks Are In! Buy Yours Today!

     

    There are only 11 yearbooks left!  Get your yearbook online at https://yearbookforever.com/

    You will need to type in your school name and city to begin ordering your yearbook online. There are only 11 copies left so don’t delay! Buy a yearbook today!

    Cost: $14.00 

    When restrictions are lifted and the district office okay’s students picking up their yearbooks, we will make arrangements for families to pick them up. Thank You!

    Drop Off Date

     
    Mid City Students,
     
    We have had many students and parents asking when they can pick up personal items and/or return chromebooks -bags -chargers, textbooks, and library books to the school.   We are working on scheduling a date in the near future so keep an eye out for a message from the school later this week for information.  IF the yearbooks arrive by the pick-up date, those who bought yearbooks can come to the school to pick them up as well. 
     
    Thank you and check back the end of this week for a date.
     
     

    Drop Off For Thursday, June 4th Is Cancelled

     

    Due to the state of emergency in the city of Davenport, all school district buildings are currently closed until further notice. Mid City will have to reschedule the Chromebook, textbook, and library book drop off that was scheduled for tomorrow, June 4th.  

    Please regularly check our website, Facebook page, or Twitter page for a date to be determined at a later date.  Thank you!

    Summer School Being Offered At Mid City

     

    What/Who: High School Summer School is for credit recovery only, meaning it is for students that have previously failed a high school course. The program used is an online program called Edgenuity and is staffed with qualified teachers and paraeducators to support students through the course content and with the online platform.
     
    Where: On-site at Mid-City High School, following COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. There is a possibility that restrictions may result in summer school being conducted entirely online.
     
    When: July 6- August 7, Mondays through Thursdays (no class on Fridays). There are two sessions held per day, one from 8:00-10:00 and the other from 10:00-12:00.
     
    How: Counselors and administrators may refer a student to summer school based on their knowledge regarding the student and their academic standings. Parents may contact their child’s school counselor or administrator via email if they have questions about this.
     
    NEW THIS YEAR: Parents/guardians or students may request to be enrolled in summer school by completing the enrollment form – click here to fill out the form:  Summer School Request Form.
    Sections are limited on space, please submit all requests by

    Important Message Below

     

    Dear Mid City Parents and Families,
     
    We know that some families are moving, already have technology in the home, or are concerned about the costs of breakage and would like to return the Chromebook or other items checked out to their student.
     
    We have scheduled a CHROMEBOOK DROPOFF DAY on June 4th for parents who would like to return their student’s Chromebook. We will encourage you to return textbooks and library books that are checked out to your student.
     
    If you have any library books or textbooks from another school in the Davenport School District, please return them at this time and the school secretaries will be sure they get returned to that school.
     
    In accordance with CDC guidelines, we have set up a drive-up system that will allow you to stay in your car to drop off the items to a staff member in the parking lot at Mid City.
     
    ATTENTION SENIORS ONLY – We are accepting your items for turn-in on May 28th when you pick up your Cap and Gown.
     
    Thank you!
     
     

    Only 18 Yearbooks Left!

     

    Reminder to get your yearbook online at https://yearbookforever.com/

    You will need to type in your school name and city to begin ordering your yearbook online. There are only 18 copies left so don’t delay! Buy a yearbook today!

    Cost: $14.00 from May 1 – May 29, 2020

    When restrictions are lifted and the district office okay’s students picking up their yearbooks, we will make arrangements for families to pick them up. Thank You!

     
     
     

    Updated Information for Mid City Families

     
     Mid City High School
    May 8 Update
     
    Graduation  
    As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Davenport Schools have reduced the graduation requirements for the class of 2020 to 20 credits.  We are committed to finding a way to celebrate graduation in person, but the ceremony planned for the end of May has been postponed. The district is exploring a variety of options, including a live ceremony.  A virtual ceremony will be held on June 6–this is in addition to a live ceremony for Mid City High School which is planned for 7/15; more details will follow. We will monitor Covid 19 progress and follow all state and local guidelines as decisions are being made. We believe the graduation ceremony is extremely important and will do everything we can to honor our seniors with a celebration that is fitting for their accomplishments.
     
    Caps and Gowns  
    We have not confirmed cap and gown pickup at this time.  We are working on confirming a date and a location to be determined.  Additional communication about this process will be provided as soon as available, so please be sure to check your email.
     
    Yearbooks 
    Yearbooks

    Message for our Seniors

    Dear Seniors,
     
    As you may have heard, the DCSD Board of Education voted on and approved lowering the graduation requirements for the class of 2020 from 26 to 20 at last Monday’s board meeting due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  In addition, state requirements for specific coursework have been waived, meaning that 20 credits could have been amassed from any content area.  We are working to assist with students who may still be credit deficient to develop plans for credit recovery and now have a limited number of wifi hotspots available for senior students who have access difficulties. 
     
    With this news, we have been permitted to resume planning for numerous events that accompany a student’s senior year, including graduation announcement distribution, cap and gown distribution,  yearbook distribution, and locker cleanout.  Planning Information about these pieces and other pertinent topics will be communicated as soon as possible – there are some limitations on what we are able to do due to COVID 19 restrictions. 
     
    We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility during these unprecedented times.  I will assure you that we are doing everything we can to communicate as quickly and clearly as possible, and

    Yearbook Information

     

    Reminder to get your yearbook online at https://yearbookforever.com/  You will need to type in your school name and city to begin ordering your yearbook online. There are only 29 copies left so don’t delay! Buy a yearbook today!

    Cost:  $12.00 from March 31 – May 7, 2020

    Cost: $14.00 from May 1 – May 24, 2020

    When restrictions are lifted and the district office okay’s students picking up their yearbooks, we will make arrangement for families to pick them up. The yearbooks are being produced by Walsworth Yearbooks and they will arrive around May 24th, 2020.  Thank You!

    April 19-25 is National Library Week

     

    This week is National Library Week and is a time to celebrate having access to rich robust resources from our school libraries as well as public libraries.  Mid City High School has benefited from the many collaborations with our public library partners from book clubs, to grant partnerships, to author visits brought to our school.  Library workers nationwide cannot wait until the day they can open their doors once again and serve their communities. 

    Below are links to Mid City’s school librarian website and to the Davenport Public Library website.  Take the time to visit these sites to engage with the various online resources they have to offer.

    https://www.davenportlibrary.com/  

    www.wakelet.com/@MissBLibrary

     

    Mid City Student Authors A Book

     

    Mid City sophomore Augie Rockwell has authored a book in collaboration with www.abookbyme.com. Augie travelled to Geneseo, Illinois last Spring to interview World War II veteran Pastor Virgil Juliot to learn about his life so he could write a book about this great American hero. We are so proud of Augie for his accomplishment! 

     

    Meal Site Information

     

    Due to the impending weather, DCSD meal sites will offer an extra meal today, April 16, and be closed on Friday, April 17, 2020.

    Pertinent Information:

    Any child between the ages of 1-18 years old may receive a lunch and breakfast at no cost at one of the following locations between 11am-1pm, Monday – Friday:

    1. Achievement Service Center, located at 1702 N. Main Street, Davenport
    2. Sudlow, located at 1414 East Locust Street, Davenport
    3. Williams, located at 3040 North Division, Davenport
    4. Frank L. Smart, located at 1934 West 5th Street, Davenport
    5. Wood, located at 5701 North Division, Davenport
    6. Buffalo Elementary, 1000 Jefferson Street, Buffalo

    We also remind those driving to one of the meal sites to OPEN THE TRUNK of their car, or LEAVE A SEAT OPEN where staff can place the food. This is all an in effort to help reduce contact and practice a higher level of social distancing for our DCSD team, parents and students.  The child does not need to be present, but parent or guardian will be asked to provide child’s name and school.

    Message For Our Mid City Families

     
    Students and families, please click on the image below to view a message from our Mid City High School principal, Mrs. Weipert.
     
     
     

    District Continuous Learning Site Available

     

    Shout out to all the Mavericks who want to keep learning even though it is not required!  Your teachers and other district personnel have worked countless hours to create a site with grade level activities to engage and inspire you.  Click on the link below to begin your learning adventure: 

    https://sites.google.com/davenport.k12.ia.us/dcsddistancelearning/home    

    Mid City Senior Receives Full-Ride To College

    Congratulations to Mid City Senior Damion Holmes! Damion got a full-ride to Graceland University! Way to go Damion!

    Today In History

     

    Hello Maverick families!  

    Some day, people will look back in time to see what was going on this day, March 30, 2020. So today, we are going to take a look back in history…

    March 30, 1981 President Reagan’s assassination attempt (I can’t remember what city it happened in, do you?).
    March 30, 1907 The first commercial air flight (look it up – pretty funny! Glad commercial airlines have improved!).
    March 30, 1867 Alaskan Purchase (the US bought Alaska from the Russians – guess how much they paid per acre?).
    March 30, 1987 A record amount of money was paid for a Vincent Van Gogh painting (do you know how much was paid?).
    March 30, 1891 The First U.S. National Forest was designated (do you know which one it was?)

    And lastly, this inventions is a students favorite! On March 30, 1858 the first pencil with an attached eraser was patented! Who do we have to thank for this amazing invention?

    DCSD’s Web Site offers Activities & Resources For All Grade Levels:

     

    A District and community priority while schools are closed is to provide students and families with what is needed to keep students engaged and on track for success.

    The Davenport Community School District has created a website filled with online learning resources to support families and students at this time, organized by grade level. We hope that this website will assist you during the school closure.

    Throughout our school closures, we plan to keep this website up-to-date with learning activities, resources, guides, and more for students and families. Please use the navigation bar at the top of the website to locate your student’s grade level resources and information.

    View our District Distance Learning Guide for Students and Families here:

    https://sites.google.com/davenport.k12.ia.us/dcsddistancelearning/home

    Locations for Breakfast and Lunch for DCSD Students


     

    Important Notice Below

     

    Your child may have left ESSENTIAL ITEMS (medication or other personal items) at school. You may retrieve those items by scheduling an appointment by leaving a message for the principal @ 563-336-7708, emailing the principal at weipertv@davenportschools.org, sending a Facebook message via the school’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MidCityMavs/ , or you can send a Direct Message to Twitter if you follow Mid City.  All requests are due by Noon on March 25th.   

    As soon as we have your response we will email  or contact you with a pick up time. All items will be bagged and you may get them “curb side” at Mid CIty Items will only be retrieved between March 23rd and March 25th.

     

    Meals Available For DCSD Students

     

    Any child between the ages of 1-18 years old may receive a lunch and breakfast at no cost at one of the following locations between 11am-1pm, beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020:

    • DLC/Keystone, located at 1002 W Kimberly Road
    • Davenport Sudlow, located at 1414 East Locust Street
    • Davenport Williams, located at 3040 North Division
    • Davenport Frank L. Smart, located at 1934 West 5th Street
    • Davenport Wood, located at 5701 North Division, Davenport

    The child must be present to receive the free meal.

    Monday through Friday we will provide sack lunch and breakfast for the following morning will be handed out daily at lunchtime.

    DCSD post from Superintendent Dr. Kobylski

    Following Sunday’s announcements from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, all spring activities of Iowa’s high school Unified Activities partners – the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the Iowa High School Music Association, and the Iowa High School Speech Association – will be prohibited through the state’s K-12 school recommended closure of four weeks. Gov. Reynolds announced the recommended closure in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Public Health, in response to community spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa. Prior to April 10, the schedule will be assessed as necessary with information from the Governor, Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Education, and activity partners at the IGHSAU, IHSAA, IHSMA, and IHSSA. Per CDC guidelines recommending the cancellation of gatherings of more than 50 individuals for at least eight weeks, events following the planned four-week school closure in Iowa will be updated as the situation develops.

    Austin Fuller was DCSD’s Artist of the Week

     

    Austin Fuller is a senior at Mid City High School and he was chosen as DCSD’s Artist of the Week during the first week of March.  His art work is on display at the BuckTown Center in downtown Davenport.  Austin excels in photography which is apparent in the photos he shared below.

           

    March 6th is the last day…

     

    Dear Parents –  

    To meet State requirements, we need our parents to take a survey that will help to determine the level of support needed by schools, and the resources that a school may need to provide the best possible learning environment for all learners.

    This survey has been put on your parent portal and the last day to take the survey is Friday, March 6th. If you don’t have a computer to access your parent portal, you can stop in to our office, and we’ll set you up on one of our computers.

    You can access this survey by logging into Parent Portal at https://tinyurl.com/cfl-survey 

    Your input is very important to our school and we appreciate your help by completing the survey. 

    Thank you for your continued support of Mid City High School!

    Read Across America

     

    On March 2nd Mid City staff and students celebrated Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday by having a day of reading in Mrs. Goddard’s Language Arts classroom. 

    March Student Newsletter

     

    Check out the Maverick March Student Newsletter at:

     http://www.davenportschools.org/midcity/files/2020/03/March2020Newsletter.pdf  

    Mentors In Violence Protection

     

    MVP (Mentors in Violence Prevention) is one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence, sexual harassment and bullying prevention programs in the world.  Mid-City has 8 trained student MVP mentors who facilitate student discussions designed to challenge and change social, cultural, and institutional norms that support abusive behavior.

    This semester, students in Mr. Youngblood’s health classes at Mid-City are participating in MVP  to learn about interventions for specific situations, foster a peer culture that motivates everyone to help create a healthy school culture, and to build a sustainable cadre of students that are able to carry on the program for years to come.  Mentors Maelynn Rogers, Demiico Wilson,  and Arisa Clements lead a classroom discussion on sexual harassment and abusive relationships on February 28, 2020.