Today was our first College Seminar! We had visitors from 13 different colleges and universities, including technical schools, junior colleges and four year universities. Students learned a lot and had a great time. Thank you to our guest speakers!
News, Events, and Announcements
Our online book fair with Barnes & Noble runs through Thursday, Nov. 29th! Spend $25 and get free shipping! Mid City will receive up to 20% of all purchases!! Go to BN.com/bookfairs to start shopping and on the page where it prompts you to put in your payment information, there is a spot to put in our book fair code which is #12454781 so we receive a portion of the sale. Thank you very much for your support!!
Support Mid City’s First Book Fair Fundraiser!!
Do your Holiday Shopping at Barnes & Noble Northpark Mall on Saturday, November 24th (one day only) and show our barcode when you check out at register OR BN.com/bookfair using our Voucher number #12454781 (online book fair runs from November 24-28)
Our goal is to sell over $10,000 which will earn Mid City High School at least $2,000 that we can put toward field trips and school supplies for our students and classrooms!
Barnes & Noble sells more than just books! You can a lot of your Holiday Shopping at Barnes & Noble Northpark Mall or BN.com/bookfair (spend $25 and get free shipping!) Below is a list of some of the items available to buy instore and online:
- Book sets, Recorded Books, personalized books, autographed books, etc.
- Toys – stuffed animals and dolls, educational toys
- Arts & Craft kits
- Building sets and Legos
- Family and Classic games
- Planes, trains and autos
- Science kits
- Outdoor Fun kits
- Collectibles – cards and card games
- Gift sets
- Nooks and eBook
- Mind, memory and logic games
- Strategy games
- Party games
- Textbooks for your college kids
- Bags and totes
Cristina Lopez presented information about her robotics club, Flaming Squirrels, to students at Mid City. Cristina participates in robotics competitions both locally and in other states. After the presentation, Cristina showed students and staff how to maneuver the robot.
QC Women of Color Forum donated the book “The Degree Experience: If We Can College So Can You!” by local author Jasmine Bozeman to MCHS library. Reps gave an inspirational speech and held a discussion with several of our young ladies. Thank you QC WOC!
Ninth grade students are required to have a dental screening. The purpose of the dental screening requirement is to improve the oral health of Iowa’s children. Parents must bring their student’s certificate of the dental screening to their school nurse. If you have not done this yet please do so. If you have any questions please call our school nurse Kristen Swisher at 563-336-7600.
Teen moms worked on baby blankets bought with funds from the Teens for Tomorrow grant. Thank you to the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend!
We want to thank our community partner Amber Carlson from the Davenport Public Library. She included us in the “Great Stories Club” grant from the American Library Association. We have 12 fabulous MCHS readers participating in the book club!! They each get a free copy of the books we read and more! Go Mavericks!
We want to thank our Community Partner Susan McLoone from Motherhood Matters and Kindred Minds for volunteering to work with our teen mom class on relaxation techniques to use while in labor, rituals to have to help with labor, and how rhythm plays a role as well. Susan is a certified birth Doula and certified Yoga Instructor. She also shared with our teen moms on techniques to help their babies relax. Her partners Dr. Sara Rausch (Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Yoga and Birthfit Regional Director) and Heather Balhoff (Masters degree in Education, Baby & Me Yoga, Toddler & Me Yoga, and Sound Healing) also volunteer to work with the teen mom class.
We want to thank our community Partner ‘Iowa State Extensions’ for providing us Sanjuana Shores who does a fantastic job of teaching our teen moms about nutrition, exercising, and healthy eating! If the girls participate every session over a 9 week period, they earn a crock pot or a skillet.
Online Registration is open for all new and returning students for the 2018-19 school year. For returning families, please use your Parent Portal account to access your child’s registration documents. Returning families that do not have a current Parent Portal account will receive an email with their personal activation key or can access this code by contacting their school office or the Davenport Community Schools Welcome Center at (563) 336-5018. In the summer months you will have to contact the Welcome Center because the office staff will not be available.
Please note that this year hard copy forms will not be available at the schools or on the district website. Online registration will be required to be completed before your student/s can return to school in the fall.
Support will be available on Registration Day on August 8th and 9th from 11:00-5:00 for 10th-12th grade students or August 15th during Freshman Orientation for Freshman if you have any difficulty registering from your home computer.
Parents should still plan on coming in for registration on one of the days above to complete a few other pieces of paperwork.
Students who earned the most Mav Money this year got the chance to throw a pie in a teacher’s face or the principal’s face! Great way to start our morning!
Mid City had a very successful Career Seminar with 21 engaging and passionate presenters who gave students background on a variety of careers they had interest in learning more about. We want to thank all of the presenters for sharing their time and expertise!
|Staff Sergeant Paul Schmich, US Army||Michael Johnson, Integrated Design & Tech|
|Jerod Engler, VP at Bush Construction||Robert Mason, Retired Principal|
|Chris Spencer, Juvenile Court Officer||Lynn Gringas-Taylor, Creative Arts Coordinator|
|Billy Kirk, Steele Erection Forman at Tricon||Tim Wilgenbusch, Operations Manager at Tricon|
|Megan Weigel, La’James College||Deb Gustafson, Executive Director, YMCA|
|Seth Rollins, Professional Wrestler||Ezequiel Gonzalez, Scott Community College|
|Zakk Stiles, Creative Director, Video Game Design||Jen Kuhle, Comedian|
|Kevin Hendress, Team Lead ISG Operations||Maria Ricaurte Romza, MSW, LISW MBAEA|
|Nakia Tuttle, Occupational Therapist||Kelly Schmidt, BSN, RN, CCP, RCP|
|Scott Bernick, Veterinarian||Kelly Brinkmann, QC Metrolink mechanic|
|Dollie Carpenter, Director Safe Famies for Children|
Mid City’s community partner Grandview Baptist Church put on an “End of the year” celebration dinner which included honoring our graduating seniors. Over 150 people were in attendance. Thank you to our Case Worker Ms. Pacha and Grandview Baptist Church for an enjoyable evening.
Mid City and Central students joined the DCSD’s Mental Health professionals and State Representative Phyllis Thede to start to develop Mental Health Awareness training for all employees of the District. This team will meet during the summer with the goal of having this training developed for the District by next school year. Mid City Iowa Youth Congress presented a bill to the Iowa Legislature and the bill passed.
We were privileged to have actress and author Dana L. Davis (North High School graduate) present to our students. She did a fabulous motivational speech inspiring students to be all they can be and to give their best every day!
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. honored Brontianna Hare at their 7th annual “Black Girls Who Rock!” Ceremony. Brontianna was honored because she is an inspiration to other with her shining personality and by graduating a year early! Brontianna worked hard, stayed focused, and is now applying to colleges for Fall enrollment. We are very proud of Brontianna and know she will do great things!
Brooke from the Child Abuse Council did a lunch and learn with our staff about brain development.
Elliott Wentz built his dog Diesel a new dog house in Construction Tech class. Great job Elliott!
Students in Mr. Rathjen’s and Mr. Green’s classes had a blast touring the world and outer space with Google Expedition Virtual Reality goggles. The kit is available for checkout through the district’s LIS Department.
Ten student from Mid City attended the Bethany for Children & Families “The Next Step Conference” designed to empower girls as they become adults. The event was held at Western Illinois University Quad Cities location.
Mr. Youngblood and Ms. Berry-Morgan took Mid City’s Future Educators Club Members to the University of Iowa for a college tour. They visited several buildings, talked with various U of I representatives, and enjoyed a delicious lunch.
Ms. Lewis took students to the “Love Awards” which honors young women for their accomplishments & shares their powerful untold stories. “Love Awards” has been hosted in Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee & on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC.
Congratulations to our Juvenile Court Liaison, Megan Tabor! She’s the Iowa Association of Alternative Education’s Newcomer of the Year!
Four teen moms graduated from the Iowa State Extensions “Buy Eat Live Healthy” nine week program. They received a crock pot or skillet and a Chick-Fill-A gift card. Thank you to the Scavo Alternative Education grant for purchasing the crock pots and skillets.
Great morning for a group of our students! First, Pam and Jess from “Dress for Success” presented about the services they provide for young ladies such as resume writing, mock interviews, suiting, employee retention, and networking. Next, Amy from IECC went over the Soft Skills you need to have on any job. We are thankful to have our community partners!!
Mr. Green and Mrs. Eygabroad took a group of Juniors and Seniors to Scott Community College. They learned about supports available in post-secondary education settings as well as having a campus tour and lunch. While there touring the campus, they ran into two Mid City High School graduates!
Mid City’s Robotics students final exam was to work in a group to develop a robotic T-shirt folder device. The first team finished was Tyler Huntington, Ayiana Litt and Andrew Rieck. Team work and creativity were put to the test and they succeeded nicely. Go Mavericks!