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CAA Students Participate in “Yarn Bombing” Projects

Tree wrapped in a yarn project The Creative Arts Academy (CAA) hosted a visiting crochet artist in conjunction with the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art. Carol Hummel spoke to students about her community Yarn Bombing projects. Some CAA students are taking the opportunity to participate in a local Quad City Yarn Bombing Project that will have two installation locations at Rock Island and the Figge Art Museum Plaza in Davenport.…

Truman Teachers Get Creative With Recruiting Efforts

Truman teacher video still shot Truman Elementary is a Leader in Me School, and Truman’s teachers recently had fun recruiting students for the school’s Student Leadership Team by using a unique and engaging approach: Carpool Karaoke! Check out the video here.…

ProStart Alumnus Returns to Teach Culinary Techniques

Gianni Nunn showing a central student cutting techniques ProStart alumnus, Chef Gianni Nunn of Hemisphere Bistro, came back to train students on culinary knife cuts, one of the fundamental culinary skills used in professional kitchens. Students appreciated the hands-on learning experience under professional guidance.…

McKinley Hosts Sixth Annual Cooking Day

Chef Robert Lewis showing McKinley students how to cook McKinley Elementary hosted their sixth annual cooking day with vegetables harvested from the school garden on Friday, September 22nd. Chef Robert Lewis led second-grade students through a cooking lesson and gave a demonstration about eating healthy foods. This year’s menu was ratatouille with carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, and onions. Go here to see the Quad-City Times coverage of the event, and go here to see WQAD’scoverage.…

Social Media Threats-Superintendent’s Letter

Davenport Community Schools Color Logo To All Davenport Community Schools Families, Employees, and Community Members, Social media threats of shootings at our schools began yesterday (Tuesday, October 3) at the Johnston Iowa School District. Those threats found their way through social media to Davenport on Tuesday evening.  The Davenport Police Department and the Davenport Community School District administration immediately assessed the source and content of the media posts and determined there was no credible threat; therefore, it was decided that school would continue on the normal schedule today.  All of us, including our children, become aware through media any time there is violence in our…

Come Join Us at the 2017 Band Spectacular!

Marching bands on the field The 2017 Band Spectacular Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (rain date Monday, October 16) Time: 7:00 PM Location: Brady St. Stadium Participants and Program: North, Central, and West High Schools will present their IHSMA State Marching Band Contest Shows. Smart, Sudlow, Walcott, Williams, and Wood Intermediate Bands will each take the field to their own drum cadence and then perform Party Rock Anthem, Ex’s and Oh’s, and Uma Thurman as one 326-piece ensemble. For the GRAND FINALE, the three high school bands will join the intermediates on the field to close the show with a medley of You’re A Grand…

Central High AP Exam Awards Announced

Central AP Scholars with Distinction Seventeen Central High students earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams last spring. Eight students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with a score of three or higher. Five students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and a score of three or higher on four or more exams. Four students (pictured) qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on…

North Students Experience Language and Culture in Costa Rica

North students in Costa Rica Over the summer, North High students, Esmee Belzer, Lilian Essex, Alexis Poehls, Mark Rappel, Brik Ridenhour, Logan Anderson, and Robert Harley, accompanied by teacher, Mike Van Hulle, spent two weeks in Costa Rica practicing their Spanish and learning about the culture. In the first week, they traveled to the Monteverde Rainforest, Manuel Antonio beaches, and the Arenal Volcano region where they learned about tropical biology, coffee production, and wildlife conservation. In the second week, they stayed with individual host families in Tobosi, where there were completely immersed in the Spanish language.…
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