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  • Mid City High School
    Principal: Dr. Jake Klipsch
    3801 Marquette Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52806
    Phone:  1-563-336-7600
    Fax:  1-563-445-5955

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Gear Up College Visits

     

    Gear Up students did two college visits today – they visited Western Illinois University in Moline and St. Ambrose in Davenport.

    Author & Actress Dana Davis visits Mid City

     

    Mid City was thrilled to have author and actress Dana L. Davis present today! She is so inspiring and gracious! 

         

          

    2019 Graduation Ceremony

     

    Congratulations to the 2019 graduating class of Mid City High School!

    Students accepted into YEW Internship Program

     

    Mid City is pleased to announce that Alex Koch and Nic Schaedig have been accepted into the competitive Midwest Writing Center’s 2019 Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program.  The YEW Summer Internship Program is for young people in the Quad Cities who are passionate about writing, the MWC offer this selective seven-week program from June 3rd through July 17th, 2019.  YEW is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and/or drama. The ultimate goal of the program is development of intern writing abilities and the production and distribution of a literary journal representing the best work of the participants.

         

     

    Art Installation Night

     

    Ms. Lewis is able to inspire her students to create amazing art work. Last night was their annual Art Installation. Amazing!

                                   

    Davenport Public Library Promotes Summer Reading Program

     

    We value our community partnership with Davenport Public Library! Emily Simpao and Amber Carlson visited classrooms to tell teens about their summer reading program.

         

    Mid City’s Outstanding Seniors featured in the QC Times

     

    Check out the Mid City High School seniors that were selected by the district as outstanding!

    To see the article,  click here

     

    Thank you United Way!

     

    Teen Moms graduated from United Way’s Born Learning program today earning them a tablet and free educational apps from Amazon! Great job ladies!

    College Visit

    Mid City students visited Indian Hills Community College today!

    MC student receives Rotary Club Scholarship

     

    Congratulations to Mid City senior Ayiana Litt! She is the recipient of a $2,500 Scholarship from the Davenport Rotary Club!

    iJAG Students take 1st and 2nd place in events

     

    Mid City iJAG students participated in the annual Career Development Conference in Ankeny, Iowa. They participated in several competitive events throughout the day. Alexis Larson took 1st place for Best Showmanship and 2nd place for the market junk game. Go Mavericks!

       

    Mav Money Market

    Our MAV Market is open for business! Throughout the year we teach our students what it means to be a MAV:

    • M = Make Meaningful Relationships
    • A = Accept Feedback and Adapt
    • V = Value Ourselves and Others
    • S = Show up Ready to Learn

    Students who demonstrate these skills are recognized with MAV Money! MAV Money is an electronic system and it allows us to keep track of how much MAV Money each student gets. This week our MAV Market opened. Students were able to “buy” items using their MAV Money. On our first day of the Market, 58 students cashed in 1,045 MAV Money tickets! If you have any items you’d like to donate to our MAV Market, we are taking donations! The MAV Market will be open again this Friday!

            

    Cristina Lopez wins Teacher’s Choice Love Girls Magazine Award

     

    Congratulations to Mid City Maverick Cristina Lopez! She was the winner of the Love Girls Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award for having a positive attitude and working hard. Way to go Cristina!

        

    Another Successful Career Fair at Mid City

     

    Community partners came together to deliver information about their various careers and what it took to get there.  Students filled out surveys ahead of time so we knew what kinds of careers they were interested in and which sessions to place them in.  Each student had the opportunity to hear about three different careers that day.

             

    Mid City Art Students Advance in Competition

     

    Artists Apryl Taylor and Caitlyn Wilford represented Mid City at “Emerging Excellence” in Art. The exhibition/workshop and awards took place at the Creative Arts Academy in downtown Davenport. Both young ladies advanced to E. I. Emerging Excellence First Exhibition! Go Mavericks!

         

    Gone Fishing!

     

    Students in Mr. Thede’s Recreational Equipment class show off the fishing poles they made. Nice job Eli and Broderick!

    MC students participates in ProStart Event

     

    Mid City students Grace Henry and Serenity Jones participated in the annual ProStart event that invites community members in to celebrate this program and it’s achievements. 
    This is a 4-term class open to juniors and seniors. The class offers both classroom learning and work experience to succeed in these careers. After completing the four terms of class and the hours of employment, students receive a national certification that qualifies them for articulation at a community college culinary arts programs and some 4-year programs. These courses award college credit.

                

     

    Award Winning Mid City Student

     

    Mid City Senior Jade Arnold has been named to The “100 High School Students America needs to Know About” list sponsored by Workforce and Career Readiness. Way to go Jade!

    What About The Boys Conference

     

    Mr. Mason and Mr. Parks took young men to the Bethany Conference titled, “What About The Boys?” There were three themes at the conference: statistics, grades and behavior.

         

    Finals are today and tomorrow!

     

    Master Builders of Iowa Career Fair

     

    Mid City High School students Nate Blumberg and Alec Lewis attended the “Master Builders of Iowa” Career fair. They met with over 20 of the largest employers in the building trades in Iowa to learn about a career in construction. 

         

     

    Visit to West High School

     

    Mr. Schlichting took his Acting class on a field trip to West High School to watch the play “Little Shop of Horrors.”

          

    Mid City Student’s Art Work On Display

     

    Congratulations to Maison Masters whose artwork was chosen to be displayed at the Davenport City Hall.  Here he is pictured with his mother and Art teacher, Ms. Lewis. 

              

    Trivia Night May 11th

     

    School Dance

     

    Mid City High School’s dance was a lot of fun and a huge success! Thank you to all of our community partners and volunteers!  Also, kudos to the dance committee for their exceptional job in organizing and decorating or the dance!

                             

    Student Of The Week

     

    Congratulations to our student of the week Elizabeth Vesey!!

    Mock Interviews

     

    John Deere employees conducted mock interviews with all of the iJAG students in the conference room and in Mrs. Brennan’s classroom.

          

    Hands Free CPR Training

     

    The HEARTSafe Coalition, which is made up of people from several Quad City agencies, taught our Health classes and Teen Mom class Hands Only CPR. Teen Moms were also taught infant CPR. The HEARTSafe coalition donated a “Family & Friends CPR Anytime” kit for students and teachers to check out of the library to learn more. Thank you to our community partners for making this happen!

         

    Video Contest Winner

     

    Congratulations to Kyla Taylor for winning “Audience Favorite” and “Best Art Direction” at the Davenport Public Library Teen Video Contest! The red carpet event took place in the Imax Theater at the Putnam Museum. 

          

    Paying It Forward

     

    iJAG students have recently started partnering with CASI. In this picture students spent a class period helping dust their facilities. Go Mavericks! Way to pay it forward!