Davenport Schools Compete in Art Works Expo 2014!

1111111625715_323141864505586_6679618783379084526_n Three of Davenport Community Schools’ high schools participated in MidCoast Fine Arts’ Art Works Expo at the Bucktown Center for the Arts in downtown Davenport. The heart of the event is a pastel competition, a five and a half hour marathon session where high… Read more

Central High Track & Field Wrap-up from State

Central logo Congratulations to the girls track & field team for their excellent performances at the State meet. Athletes included 15 girls who competed in 11 events, recording 5 lifetime-bests and 10 season-bests. A few highlights include Tadaisha Thornton placing 7th in the 100 hurdles, Tanasha… Read more

North High Celebrates 10th Annual Run/Walk/Stumble/Crawl

NHS_walk_run_chrity_event The North High School family recently gathered to participate in the 10th Annual Run/Walk/Stumble/Crawl.  During this event, staff and friends of North run and walk around the neighborhood to the east of school to promote wellness and raise money for local charities. This year participants chose to support student Tylor… Read more

DCS Students’ Photographs Part of National Exhibition

NHS_Forrest_photo_solo Hailey Forrest (North), Lydia King (Central), and Will McKay (Central) have all had artworks accepted into the Photography Society of America’s 2014 Youth Photography Showcase. All three will have their photographs featured in the September issue of the PSA Journal, and will be on… Read more

DSF Scholarships Awarded at West Honors Night

10301352_870176849675873_6850273885763444592_n At the West High Honors Night, several West students were announced as Davenport Schools Foundation scholarship winners. Congratulations to Jiselle Henderkott, Haley Burney, David Solbrig, Moesha Poole, Madison Walker, Leah Hermann, Jessica Bennett, Olivia Terronez, Matt Kronfeld, Nick Keppy, A.J. Petersen, Dawn Vickers, and… Read more

Wood Students Participate in National History Day and the National Geographic Bee

Wood_Intermediate_combo_pic (Top photograph) Four Wood Intermediate students qualified for the State level National History Day competition. Esmee Belzer presented her performance “Nelson Mandela: a Misunderstood Dissident,” and Holden Conner, Amber Ehlers, and Daniel Orozco presented their group exhibit board titled “The 1912 Lawrence, Massachusetts Textile Strike.” (Bottom photograph) The National Geographic… Read more

Journalism Honors at Central High School

CHS_quill_and_scroll Congratulations to Selena Flores, Lydia King, Hailey Smith, Kayleigh Slater, and Claire Trimble, Central High students who were inducted into the Quill and Scroll Honorary Society for Journalism. Central would also like to congratulate the following members for becoming their newly elected leaders of Central’s local Quill and Scroll Chapter: … Read more

A Celebration of the 2013-14 Blood Drives at Davenport Community Schools

blood-donation Throughout our district this year, a combined total of 19 mobile blood drives were held, for a total of 1,236 donations. In addition to that impressive number, there are 26 “Gallon Grads” at our high schools this year – senior students who have hit the 1-gallon mark as a blood… Read more

Corey Iossi Receives Bernie Saggau Award

NHS_iossi Corey Iossi was recently named as the North High School recipient of the Bernie Saggau Award. This award is presented annually by the Iowa High School Athletic Association to the graduating student-athlete who best exemplifies a patriotic spirit, with strong religious and moral convictions, living and professing the qualities of… Read more

West High School Visits West Lake and Wapsi

10174944_317193161767123_7870297278708165606_n This April, Ms. Saladino’s Freshman Leadership class at West High School visited the Wapsi Educational Center and West Lake Park on a “Great Minds” trip funded by the Davenport Schools Foundation. Students learned about nature, water safety, canoeing and kayaking. As important, the students… Read more

Central High Junior Selected for Prestigious Summer Program at U of Iowa

CHS_luke_eure Central High junior Luke Eure has been selected to attend the Innovation Institute, a residential summer technology and innovation immersion program at The University of Iowa. Students will work in teams led by industry experts to become full stack web developers. Students will then pitch innovative technology design ideas and… Read more

Fine Arts Honors at North High

NHS_three_students_different North High seniors Caroline Emory and Jared DeFauw were selected as the North High School Fine Arts Students of the Year for 2014. Caroline has participated in choir, show choir, and drama during her career at North, earning All-State honors in 2014. Jared has been involved in band, the drum… Read more
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