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Central Student Named PowerPoint State Champion

AJ Smith campus photo Central High senior, AJ Smith, recently took the Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2016 exam and was named as Iowa’s State Champion. As a result, AJ has qualified to compete in Certiport’s 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship in Orlando, Florida. Congratulations, AJ, and good luck!…

Harrison Students Make and Deliver Blankets to Care Center Neighbors

Harrison fifth-graders with their blankets Mrs. Snarr’s fifth grade class at Harrison Elementary received a grant from the Realtor Foundation of Iowa in memory of Jack Lindaman, a six-year-old boy who passed away from Spinal Muscular Atrophy in 2010. The money was used for a rewarding and memorable “Pay It Forward” project where students made fleece blankets and delivered them to Harrison’s neighbors who reside at the Lutheran Home Care Center.…

Garfield Elementary Recognizes Top Student Runners in Mileage Club

Garfield Elementary mileage club winners with PE teacher Garfield Elementary Mileage Club participants who reached milestones during the school year were recognized at the school’s end-of-year awards assembly. Mileage Club is open to students who want to walk/run laps around an outdoor course during recess time; approximately five laps equal one mile. For the assembly, physical education teacher Mrs. Schultz wore a t-shirt with the number 11,353 on the front, representing the total number of laps ran by all Mileage Club students during the school year (this equates to over  2,270 miles!). One hundred twenty students were awarded certificates for completing at least 40 laps during the school…

McKinley 5th Graders Create Paintings of Village of East Davenport

Finished McKinley art mural McKinley 5th grade students partnered with local artists Pat Bereskin and Brad Bisby to create two large paintings this May. The students started by taking field trips to Isabel Bloom, to Pat Bereskin’s art gallery, and to Lindsay Park to create sketches of the East Village. Afterward, students worked with Bereskin and Bisby to paint the final, large canvases. These original paintings will be displayed in City Hall during the month of June, and then at local art galleries and libraries in Davenport. This project would not have been possible without the support and vision from teacher leader Karen Tallman,…

West Falcon Friends Speak at Optimist Meeting

Falcon Friends members holding a photo collage West High Falcon Friends members spoke at the Davenport QC Morning Optimist meeting to thank them for putting on a treasure hunt with metal detectors at West. Go here to see more photos.…

Smart Intermediate Starts Photography Club

Still of Local 4's Finest video At the beginning of the school year, AJ Brown, professional architectural photographer and Monroe Elementary volunteer, decided he’d like to start a youth photography club. As result, he partnered with the One Eighty club to start such a group at Smart Intermediate, which was incorporated into the after school program. AJ taught the club members about digital photography, including composition tips like leading lines, the rule of thirds, and getting closer. He was also recently featured here as one of “Local 4’s Finest.”

Central Program Recognized for Helping Intermediate Students Transition to High School and Careers

iJAG and Boys to Men at Central Central High’s James Porter from the Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) program and Rodney Tatum of the Boys to Men mentoring program were recognized by the group, 100 Black Men of the Quad Cities’ “Stanley Moore Mentoring Program” for their collaboration in helping seventh- and eighth-grade students transition to high school and future careers. Mr. Porter and Mr. Tatum organized panel discussions at Wood Intermediate about making positive transitions and the best choices for advancing their lives and career goals.…

Davenport Students Highlighted in QC Times Salute

Collage of 2016 graduates Each year, area schools are invited to select seniors to be highlighted in the Quad-City Times “Salute to Academics and Achievement Series.” Follow the links to see the full list of students from each high school featured: Central, Mid City, North, and West.…
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