Extremely talented Mid City Students will have their artwork on display at the Festival of Trees from November 21st-30th. Mediums represented include colored pencil, drawing pencil, oil pastel, watercolor, acrylic, sharpie, and digital photography. Stop by the Festival of Trees event to see their beautiful artwork on display.
News, Events, and Announcements
Mid City iJAG students wrote letters and invited further correspondence to Veterans. Through “A Million Thanks” program, students were able to get their letters of thanks & appreciation for their service to active and retired military. Students additionally wanted to focus on the holiday season as it may be a hard time for active military who are not with their families.
On Friday, November 07, 2014, Mid City Principal, Dr. Jake Klipsch and Associate Principal, Cory Williams were joined with other staff to honor and recognize students for their academic achievements for the 1st quarter. Students who received grades with a “B” average received Second Honors, students with all “A’s and B’s” received First Honors and students with all “A’s “ received Academic Excellence. Great job, Mavericks!
Mid City Service Learning & iJAG students decorated a Christmas tree for the Festival of Trees Budding Designers Showcase. Students chose the theme “Inspirations” and decorated with positive messages. All decorations on the tree were handmade by students. They had a blast showing their positive Maverick Christmas spirit!
Mid City High School iJAG students attended an Automotive and Diesel Mechanics open house at Scott Community College, Bettendorf, IA. Students participated in a facility tour, observed current SCC students working on welding & repairs, and individually got to try out the virtual paint booth.
Mid City iJAG Student, Nick Jones takes a shot at the virtual paint booth. After the student paints the entire picture, there is a results menu that shows a color coded grading scale of whether there was too little, too much, or just the right amount of paint applied. Students are also given an overall percentage based on the application.
Mid City iJAG students read a story about a very involved member of their community who is battling terminal cancer. In hopes to show him encouragement, students made a “Good Day for Des” jar. Inside, students wrote messages & quotes that Des could open if he was having a bad day. Students thought this was a great gift to portray community support and showing appreciation to those who give back & do so much for others.
Mid City High School students are involved in different programs at different high schools. Christopher Clearman Warner attends the Creative Arts Academy because of his phenomenal musical abilities and Nautica Carr (pictured below) attends class at Central as a part of the Prostart Culinary Arts Program. Last week, Nautica prepared and served amazing food at the Davenport Community School District Showcase of Learning at the River Music Experience. In addition to these students, we also have students who are a part of the JROTC programs at Central and North, the welding program at West, and athletic programs at the different high schools!
It was a chilly night for the city of Davenport’s Halloween Parade but five of MCHS students carried banners in the procession. Izzy Parker-Tatum, Kirsten Gumm and Jacob Dobbs carried the Mayors sign while Austin Winters and Jazmine Holbrook carried the Mayor Pro-tem’s sign. They danced and waved their way along the parade route. At the end of the route they thanked the Mayor for letting them join the parade. During the parade they got several texts from other students saying that they just saw them on TV!
Thursday, October 30th, was the Grand Opening of Mid City High School. We had over 100 visitors including special guest speakers Mayor Bill Gluba, School Board President Ralph Johansen, and the President and CEO of The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce Tara Barney. Chance Turkle, Courtney Jones, and Nick Jones introduced the speakers. After the speeches and ribbon cutting the building was open for the public to view, visit classrooms, and speak with students. Many news stations were in attendance to take part in the event. The feedback from visitors was very positive about our school and our students!