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Central Freshmen Welcomed at Freshman Fest

Students on basketball court at Central Freshman Fest The Central High class of 2021 celebrated Freshman Fest organized by the administration and Student Council on Thursday, September 7th. All freshmen were invited to get to know one other and have a good time during this Blue Devil tradition. The 100 students in attendance enjoyed several events, including basketball, volleyball, dancing, and socializing. Students were then taken to the football game at Brady Street Stadium to help cheer on the Blue Devils.…

North Drama Enjoys Successful Kick-Off Week, Visits Chicago

North Drama officers outside of theatre in Chicago North High Drama’s kick-off week was a huge success with 80+ students attending the kick-off pizza party on August 29th and 53 students going to see Hamilton in Chicago on August 30th. Pictured are the North Drama 2017-2018 Thespian Officers, Abigail Bastian, JJ Pierce, Emma Saskowski, and Kelsey Harrell, outside of the Private Bank Theatre in Chicago.…

West’s Beak ‘n’ Eye Starts Year Off Strong

Beak 'n' Eye staff holding donation check West High’s Beak ‘n’ Eye overcame the challenges of learning how to produce eight issues and update their website to earn a second place international rating from Quill and Scroll. In addition, on Monday, August 28th, newspaper staff held a “press conference” with administration, Principal Weipert, and West’s social worker, Jenn O’Hare, to discuss pressing issues important to the student body for the 2017-2018 school year. Finally, the Beak ‘n’ Eye got a head start on fundraising with a check for $1,320 from Signe “FUND” Lund.…

Central Yearbook Featured in Showcase

Central yearbook staff Congratulations to the Central High 2017 yearbook staff for being inducted into the Walsworth Gallery of Excellence, a showcase of the best yearbooks from the Walsworth Publishing Company. Only a small percentage of yearbooks they publish are chosen every year. The 2017 Central yearbook will be taken to other schools, workshops, and conventions as an example of a superior publication.…

North Environmental Science Class Explores Mississippi River

North students learning from Robin On Friday, August 25th, North High’s Environmental Science class took a field trip to explore the Mississippi River. With Robin Dunn from Davenport Public Works, the group enjoyed an interactive walk from Credit Island Lodge to the Marquette Street boat ramp as part of the Iowa Watershed Project in which the students will be developing a solution to raise the grade of the Mississippi River Watershed from a D+.…

Congressman Loebsack Visits Mid City Urban Farm

Congressman Loebsack speaking with Mid City students on urban farm Congressman Dave Loebsack stopped by the first week of school to learn what it means to be a Maverick and to tour the Urban Farm that John Deere helped Mid City High create. Students enrolled in the Environmental Science class tend the farm during the school year. Iowa Youth Corp workers helped Ms. Meyers, science teacher, with the farm over the summer.…

Elementary Schools Hold Events to Kick off Attendance Initiatives

Fillmore (left) and Madison (right) attendance initiative kickoffs On Wednesday, August 30th, Fillmore Elementary kicked off the “Strive for Less than 5!” program, a partnership among several Quad Cities school districts and the United Way to increase attendance (pictured above left). Fillmore challenged every student to come to school to get the year started off right and “rolled out the red carpet” to bring awareness to this initiative. The first 150 students to walk the red carpet and go through the door received a special attendance tattoo. On Thursday, August 31st, Madison Elementary kicked-off its “Challenge 5” promoting fewer than five absences throughout the year with help from…

Central IJAG Teacher Receives Accolades

Central IJAG teacher, Mr. Porter At the 34th Annual National Training Seminar for Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (IJAG) this summer, Central High teacher, Mr. Porter, was recognized as an IJAG Level III Specialist. This incredible achievement was announced at the seminar in Las Vegas while Mr. Porter’s achievements were honored during a seminar and ceremony at the Honey Creek Resort in Moravia, Iowa. At the same seminar, Mr. Porter was also recognized as a five-of-five on his IJAG Performance Outcome Standards which include graduation rate, employment rate, positive outcome rate, full-time jobs rate, and full-time placement rate. Mr. Porter will now act as a…
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