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ProStart students assisted celebrity chefs, Govind Armstrong and Antonia Lofaso, during culinary demonstrations at the National Restaurant Association Food Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The opportunity of working behind the scenes offered students a chance to learn what it takes to pull off a huge show and how to manage equipment and time schedules.
The Des Moines Register has announced that Central High athlete, Lea Grady, will be recognized at their annual Des Moines Register Sports Awards on June 23rd. This year’s program at the Wells Fargo Arena will feature tennis star and celebrity guest speaker, Venus Williams. Lea is being recognized for her incredible accomplishments this year on the track and field team including setting, breaking, and resetting several school records, her first-place finish at State in discus, and her fifth-place finish at State in shot put. Congratulations, Lea!
To the graduates of Central, Mid City, North, and West High Schools: We are extremely proud to see the young men and women you’ve become and are excited for you as you prepare to move on to the next stage of your lives. It’s been our privilege to be a part of your lives and watch you grow; congratulations to you and your families. Please visit this post on our Facebook page to enjoy photos from our Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremonies!
Mr. Schlichting took his West High Sports Marketing Class to the River Bandits game on May 22nd to tour the business operations at Modern Woodman Park to understand how marketing affects attendance and consumer behavior. North High’s Ms. Tangen and Mr. Verdon took their Sports Entertainment Marketing Class to a game on May 23rd (pictured). Students asked the Assistant General Manager questions during their tour to learn more about production, marketing, and business.
North High Taco Club and Culinary Arts Club members celebrated the end of the year with Taco Truck Thursday. Through a Great Minds grant, Juan Garcia from Los Compadres Taco Shop in downtown Davenport brought his Mex 2 Go taco truck to school. Students learned about food trucks, a new emerging market in the Quad Cities for entrepreneurs. Then students got to sample a variety of tacos including carne asada, spicy pork carnitas, pollo, and carne molida.
Central High and West High Advanced Placement Chemistry classes wrapped up the year with a couple of field trips this May. First, students helped judge and provide feedback to fourth- and fifth-grade students during the Blue Grass Elementary annual science fair. Next, they toured the chemical analysis, paint, polymers, advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, sound, electrochemical cell, and robotics labs at John Deere MTIC (Moline Technology and Innovation Center) and students heard engineers from eight labs speak about their work and the technology they use in the field.
On May 26th, 22 Smart Intermediate students competed in the Six Flags Great America Music in the Parks Festival. Women’s Choir brought home a first-place trophy.
The Davenport Community Schools will hold two more public forums on its Vision 2020 plan on:
Tuesday, June 12th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at West High School Auditorium
Wednesday, September 5th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at North High School Auditorium
The proposed school closing options have been updated and can be found on our website at Vision 2020.
Please join us at one or both of these upcoming forums to share your questions or concerns.