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!
News, Events, and Announcements
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!
The Mid City High School Future Educator Club visited Chicago State University on March 8th. During the visit, they met with personnel in the admissions office, the college of education, visited the college of pharmacy, and participated in a student panel discussion.
Genius Hour students Jade Arnold, Kyla Taylor, Kennedy Covey (not pictured), and Jess McHugh (not pictured) entered a stop-motion video entitled, “The Story Of Life” in the Davenport Public Library video contest. The premiere was held at the Putnam Museum where the students received trophies for “Best Unexpected Ending of a Video” and a cash prize for “Audience Favorite.” Way to go Mavericks!
Thanks to the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend “Teens 4 Tomorrow” grant funds, teen moms were able to make baby blankets for their children.
Mid City Junior Jade Arnold poses with the computer that she built during her RTI period. It is a Windows 10 64bit computer that Jade will be able to take with her to college. She had to completely assemble and repair the computer that was donated to this class by Chad Nixon from PC Computers in Davenport. Jade learned how the computer functions, how to test and install components, set up a network connection and find and install software on her journey to being computer literate. This class is offered on a “when we have computers” basis and we are always willing to take donations of used computers for the students to build into their own first computer.
Mr. Schlichting’s Speech students had a lot of visitors to their job fair! What a great success!
For the upcoming 2018-19 school year all students entering, advancing, or transferring into 12th grade and born after September 15, 1999, will need proof of two doses of meningococcal (A, C W, Y) vaccine; or 1 dose if received when the student was 16 years of age or older. This vaccine must be done before school begins in August and proof brought to the nurse. State is mandating that there will be NO exemptions for lack of immunizations at the 12th grade level for vaccines upon entering school.
There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. Students not meeting this requirement may not begin the school year until this has been met. Please keep in mind that there must be at least an 8 week interval between the two doses.
For more information you may call the Scott County Health Department at 563-326-8618 or visit www.scottcountyiowa.com/health. You may also call the health office with any questions at 563-336-7600.
Teen parents participated in the 2nd United Way Born Learning session. Today’s topic included what children need to know before entering kindergarten, building relationships, children’s social and emotional development are key parts of school readiness, and helping their children understand their emotions.
With a recommendation from Mr. Russell, Mr. Schellenberg’s Construction Tech I Class makes award plaques for Ganzo’s Cinco DeMayo 5K Run. The students cut, mill and sand the plaques then Ganzos Mexican Restaurant glues on the hats and engraved plates. The two students pictured are Elliott Wentz and Maya Williams.
Amber Carlson from Davenport Public Library had story time with our Teen Mom’s and their babies. Great way to start the day!
On Wednesday February 7th, Mid City IJAG students took a tour of John Deere World Headquarters. The purpose of the tour was to connect them with business leaders and reinforce the idea that they are the future leaders of our society. Students participated in a STEM activity, learned about the history of John Deere, and enjoyed lunch in the executive dining room.