West High Students Win Awards at Trap Shooting Event

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Congratulations to the Davenport Youth Trap Team for their fine showing at last Saturday’s double duel trap meet at Otter Creek in Cedar Rapids. This is one of the biggest meets of the year besides state, and there were over 300 shooters from all over Iowa in attendance. West students Cody Berg, Brad Belz, Nick Keppy, Noah Osborn and Brockton Frank took home the 3rd place trophy in the morning’s … Read more

ISU Extension Educator Visits Harrison Elementary

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During the months of March and April, ISU Extension educator Jodi Becker provided all 100 first grade students at Harrison Elementary a series of science lessons tied directly to the Iowa Core. The first grade curriculum teaches the life cycle of plants. Students study a variety of basic earth materials and learn about the life cycle and needs of plants. The extension visits reinforced classroom instruction, bringing learning to life … Read more

Marine Corps JROTC Brings Home Awards

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On April 4th, the Davenport Community Schools Marine Corps JROTC, located at North High School, competed in a drill, shooting, and physical fitness competition in Des Moines. Cadets performed very well and brought home a total of FIVE trophies. Congratulations, team!… Read more

Creative Arts Academy Information Meetings for 11th-12th Grade Students & Families

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Several parent information nights have been scheduled for families of incoming 11th and 12th grade students in the Davenport Community Schools. The meetings will provide an opportunity for parents to learn more about the Creative Arts Academy, a unique educational experience offering high school students who aspire to careers in the arts and creative fields.

These high school students will concentrate on their required coursework and other electives … Read more

Central High School AP Biology Class Visits with Scholar

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Advanced Placement Biology students at Central High School had a reading assignment over Spring Break exploring natural selection and evolutionary biology. Their teacher, Mr. Trujillo, reached out to the author Dr. Jerry Coyne, Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago and New York Times bestselling author. On March 25th he spoke to the AP Biology class via Skype about his motivation as an author and then answered … Read more

Davenport Community Schools Wins “Best Community for Music Education” Award

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Davenport Community Schools was one of six districts in the state of Iowa to receive a Best Community for Music Education Award from the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation this year. Mary Luehrsen, NAMM Foundation Executive Director, states that the winning districts “make a strong commitment to music education in the core curriculum supporting its essential value to a well-rounded education for every child.” It is through the … Read more

Battle of the Books Winners at Buffalo, Blue Grass, and Walcott Elementary Schools

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Three student teams from Buffalo, Blue Grass, and Walcott Elementary schools recently competed against 10 other teams from the Quad City area in the Eastern Iowa “Battle of the Books” competition. The pictured students read 23 Iowa Children’s Choice Award books, and were the overall winners for their school. They all did a great job at the competition, and a special congratulations goes out to them from Teacher Librarians Terri … Read more

Get Ready for Kindergarten Roundup on April 17th!

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Kindergarten Roundup will be held at all Davenport Community School District elementary schools on Thursday, April 17th. This is an important day for incoming Kindergarten students and their families to visit their school, meet teachers and school staff, and see their classroom. Times vary by school and information for your child’s school can be found at Complete List of Roundup Times. Our schools have fun activities for our newest … Read more

West High Student Wins Brand Boeshaar Scholarship

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West High senior Emma Demarr has been awarded the prestigious Brand Boeshaar scholarship through the Figge Art Museum. The Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Program awards up to four scholarships annually to Iowa/Illinois area students who wish to earn a degree in Fine Art, Graphic Design, or Art Education at a college or university. The scholarship is awarded based on a student portfolio, transcript, and application. Each scholarship award is $3,000 for … Read more

Situation at Hayes Elementary School

 On Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at approximately 2:15 PM, the Davenport Community School Administration notified the Davenport Police Department that three unauthorized video recording devices were found in one of the girl’s restrooms at Hayes Elementary School at 622 S. Concord Street, Davenport, Iowa. 

 The three devices were covertly placed in two stalls, and it appears they were only there for a short period of time before being found by … Read more

Creative Arts Academy Hosts Parent Information Nights

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Several parent information nights have been scheduled for families of our current fifth grade students. The meetings will provide an opportunity for parents to learn more about the Creative Arts Academy, a unique educational experience offering students core coursework along with opportunities for exploration of various disciplines in the arts.

Intermediate level students will spend their mornings in arts learning experiences offered by a variety of community partners, including downtown … Read more

WHS Students Raise Funds for “Pennies for Patients”

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Cassie Daily and Sydney Howard spearheaded the West High School Pennies for Patients Campaign. Cassie was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 13. After one year in remission she was diagnosed again the day after her 15th birthday. She has undergone extensive chemo treatments and had to have a stem cell transplant. Cassie is currently in remission and finishing up her junior year at West. Her goal is to volunteer

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