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Central Student Selected as Iowa Legislature Page

Jack Jurgena Campus Photo Congratulations to Central High’s Jack Jurgena who was selected to work as a Page for the Iowa Legislature after completing a complicated application and interview process. Most Pages work the entire legislative session, through the end of April 2018. Pages provide an indispensable service by delivering documents to the legislators and staff in the Statehouse, Governor’s Office, and other state offices.…

Davenport Students Work Together to Help Community Members in Need

Fillmore students with boxes of food Fillmore Elementary student council members packaged 33 boxes full of canned food students collected for the Student Hunger Drive (pictured). Truman Elementary is collecting “Change to make a Change” to purchase hygiene items for families in need. North High students set up a display in front of Younkers at NorthPark Mall on October 28th to raise money for the Student Hunger Drive.…

Central Scholastic Bowl Team Members Awarded as MVPs

Central Scholastic Bowl team Two Central High freshman/sophomore teams, with members, Amelia Balk, LaDella Gallagher, Jennifer Mahl, Hailey Mandell, Peyton Niebuhr, Andrew Park, Laura Sitz, Meredith Sloat, Rafe Sullivan, Nick Vazquez, and Zeke Wynsma, competed in the Moline Invitational Scholastic Bowl. The A-team ended with a winning record, earning them a place in the afternoon finals. Freshman, LaDella Gallagher, and sophomore, Rafe Sullivan, were awarded MVPs after the morning rounds. After a long day of eight rounds, the A-team placed fifth out of 40 teams.…

Representative Loebsack Visits Blue Grass Fourth-Grade Class

Dave Loebsack with Blue Grass fourth-graders Representative Dave Loebsack visited Mr. Benner’s classroom at Blue Grass Elementary on October 19th to highlight the need for rural communities and their schools to have increased broadband internet service. He saw a fourth-grade science lesson and discussed the needs of schools across the district.…

Mid City Students Test Hot Air Balloons in Creative Science Lesson

Mid City student testing her hot air balloon Mid City High students, Ayianna Litt and Breann Sinclair, tested their hot air balloons in the Product Development “Mad Scientist” class. They calculated the volume of hot air needed to float their balloon, the speed that the balloon would need to achieve to break through the thermal layer near the ceiling, and the length of time that it would take to reach a temperature that would allow the balloon to fly. Then they went back to the lab to test load carrying capability and how to make the balloon more stable and come up with a way of releasing their…

West’s Falcon Friends’ Bench Press Competition Is a Success

Central Powerlifters The 3rd Annual Falcon Friends’ Bench Press Competition was held at West High on Saturday, November 4th, and West hosted a record-breaking 51 participants in the contest. Three Davenport students broke Iowa teen state records with their lifts: West’s Aubrey Beazley broke the Teen Female 165 LBS division record, Central’s Lea Grady broke the 181 LBS. division record, and Central’s Kaylin Buckley broke the 198 LBS division record. The strongest teen male lifter at the event was West student Logan Schween and the overall strongest teen female lifter was Central’s Kaylin Buckley. The overall strongest Female Senior was West teacher…

West iJAG Students Share Leadership Skills with Community

West High students who attended leadership conference On November 2nd, eight West High Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) students, Chris Cash, Ryne Schroeder, Austin Manley, Morgan Beatty, Eliyah McBunnette, Mariah Martinez, Dakota Tello-Goossens, and Jenna Nguyen (pictured above right), attended the Leadership Development Conference in Des Moines, meeting with other iJAG officers from across Iowa to learn about their programs and exchange and develop leadership skills. West High and Ottumwa Alternative are teaming up to lead the state in the donation drive for the JAG program in the Virgin Islands that was hit by the hurricanes earlier this year. West iJAG students also recently volunteered to…

Davenport Students Win in Halloween Parade

Marine JROTC Cadets Davenport students participated in Davenport’s Halloween Parade on October 28th, including Davenport’s JROTC cadets. Central High’s Art Club and National Art Honors Association won first place for best Halloween costume in the parade by partnering with Davenport Public Works to create a Kiss-themed bus.…
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