• Smart Intermediate School
    Principal: James Caparula
    1934 West 5th Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52802
    Phone: (563) 445-5100
    Fax: (563) 323-3093

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Jason Reynolds to Visit Smart March 28th

    We are thrilled to welcome young adult and middle-grade author, Jason Reynolds, to Smart on Thursday, March 28th at 1:45pm. All students will be in attendance and the event is open to Smart parents and families. Please enter through the glass doors on 6th street.
     
    Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. The American Booksellers Association’s 2017 and 2018 spokesperson for Indies First, his many books include When I Was the Greatest, Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), and Long Way Down, which received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.

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    Changes to the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

     
    We’ve had a challenging winter in terms of weather this school year. To date our The following changes have been approved for the rest of the 2018-2019 school year to allow our district to make up instructional hours lost to weather conditions:
    • Starting Monday, March 4th the student day at every school will be 20 minutes longer. The day will start 10 minutes earlier in the morning and end 10 minutes later in the afternoon.
    • Beginning Wednesday, March 6th there will be NO more early release Wednesdays for the remainder of the school year.
    • April 22nd had previously been listed as Spring Break #2 with no school for students. It will now be used as a snow makeup day, and students will attend school as usual.
    • The last student school day will be June 6th if there are no more weather cancellations the remainder of the year.

    Daily Schedule starting March 4th: School busses will run according to the new schedule, 10 minutes earlier and later.

    • 8:40 Breakfast
    • 8:53 First/entry bell
    • 9:00 Tardy bell (school day begins)
    • 4:10 Dismissal

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    Parent-Teacher Conferences 2/20/19

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    Pizza Ranch Fundraiser: Feb 18th

    Looking for something to do on Monday, Feb 18th? Since there is no school that day, you should head on down to Pizza Ranch between 5pm and 8pm and support our choir!

    The choir is raising funds to attend competition in Chicago, IL later this year. All tips and 10% of proceeds go to support our choir. For more information about this event like the choir page @SmartChoirs or go to https://www.facebook.com/SmartChoirs/ 

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    Smart Holiday Book Drive

    On Wednesday, December 19th,  every Smart student had the opportunity to “shop” for a brand new book to take home over winter break. Inspired by our students’ response to our One School, One Book initiative, teacher Michele Browne planted the idea. Soon, a group of teachers was furiously planning on a Friday night.

    Thanks to the incredible generosity of friends, family, and even complete strangers, we collected 644 books in just 17 days! One donor wrote, “Reading is one of the most important skills for anyone and we are thrilled that such importance is placed on the skill at Smart.” Another donor said, “Books were always one of my favorite things to receive and I treasure the memories of reading those books with my mom.” It was a joy-filled experience we hope students carry with them. We are so grateful for our generous community. Read more

    QC Women of Color Forum Donate Book

    Back in December, the QC Women of Color Forum visited Smart to donate a copy of Patina by Jason Reynolds to our library. 7th Grader, Malia Rush, was chosen to be the first to read it and share her thoughts with the organization. In return, we were able to gift our visitors with a copy of Ghost. It was a wonderful visit and we can’t wait for them to join us back here on March 28th for Jason Reynolds’s visit to Smart. Thank you for your generous donation, ladies!

     

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    One School, One Book – Ghost Chapter 10

    It’s time to read the final chapter of our One School, One Book selection Ghost by Jason Reynolds. We’ll spend the whole day celebrating Ghost on Thursday, January 17th.
    If you’d like to listen along, here’s science teacher, Charlotte Shepherd, reading chapter ten – Race Day. 
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    One School, One Book – Ghost Chapter 9

    It’s time to read chapter nine of our One School, One Book selection Ghost by Jason Reynolds. Trivia and activities for chapter nine begin on Tuesday, January 15th.
    If you’d like to listen along, here’s 7th grader, Jacobian Anderson Nelson, reading chapter nine – World Record for Cleaning the Dirtiest Car. In this chapter, Ghost can’t wait to get his uniform, but what if Coach or his mom find out he stole the shoes?
    We’ll post a new chapter here and on our Facebook page every Tuesday and Thursday. 📖❤️😊 Read more

    One School, One Book – Ghost Chapter 8

    It’s time to read chapter eight of our One School, One Book selection Ghost by Jason Reynolds. Trivia and activities for chapter eight begin on Thursday, January 10th.
    If you’d like to listen along, here’s 7th grader, Malia Rush, reading chapter eight – World Record for the Having the Best Secret. In this chapter, the newbies find out there are some strings attached to the meal at Coach’s newbie dinner and they all get to know each other a little better.
    We’ll post a new chapter here and on our Facebook page every Tuesday and Thursday. 📖❤️😊 Read more

    One School, One Book – Ghost Chapter 7

    It’s time to read chapter seven of our One School, One Book selection Ghost by Jason Reynolds. Trivia and activities for chapter seven begin on Tuesday, January 8th.
    If you’d like to listen along, here’s our principal, Jim Caparula, reading chapter seven – World Record for the Best Friday After the Worst Wednesday and Thursday. In this chapter, Ghost is excited for the newbie dinner.
    We’ll post a new chapter here and on our Facebook page every Tuesday and Thursday. 📖❤️😊 Read more