• Smart Intermediate School
    Principal: James Caparula
    1934 West 5th Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52802
    Phone: (563) 445-5100
    Fax: (563) 445-5957

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    8th graders – Apply to be a Davenport Digital Innovator

    Apply here!

    Smart is pleased to be offering the Davenport Digital Innovators (DDI) course second semester for 8th grade students. Davenport Digital Innovators is an opportunity for students to learn in a completely different way. The class is an online/F2F (face-to-face) hybrid. Instruction is provided through Google Classroom, where assignments and discussions will be posted, and through regularly scheduled in-person teacher visits. Mentors from business and industry, local colleges, and the community will also mentor students. The objective of the class is to have students work independently, with adult guidance and supervision, to solve a real-world problem using technology, then present their end-product to a panel of community experts for evaluation. 

    Students also learn project management, collaboration and presentation skills through the “Code Ambassadors” component. Code Ambassadors plan and present an “Hour of Code” to elementary school students in the Davenport district.

    DDI Students will also travel to several off-campus locations, including Hamilton Tech, ATEEC (Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center), the City of Davenport City Hall and other, locations to learn about future jobs, educational requirements, and practical applications of what they are learning in the DDI class.

    Enrollment in DDI is competitive. Students must complete an application, essay, and request teacher recommendations. Read more

    Free Dental Care!

    The Give Kids a Smile! Mobile dental van will be at Smart Intermediate on December 18th. Licensed dental professionals will offer free dental care for students who otherwise may not receive dental care.
    Permission forms will be sent home this week. Please fill it out and return to the School Health Services office at Smart Intermediate. If you return your form before November 27th, you will be entered into a drawing for a $20 Walmart gift card!
    Note to parents of 8th graders: This dental examination will meet the requirement next year for all 9th graders to submit a dental screening to their high school.

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    See Wonder! Earn $$ for Smart!

    This weekend you can see Wonder, based on the New York Times bestselling novel by R.J. Palacio, AND benefit Smart!

    All you have to do is go to www.filmraiser.com, click “Buy Tickets”, search for and select our school, and click “Buy Tickets on Fandango.” You’ll be redirected to Fandango where you can purchase your tickets online.

    Smart will receive $1 from every ticket sale made through the site for Wonder‘s opening weekend. Only tickets purchased through the link will count. If you have questions, feel free to email Mrs. Simpao or Mrs. Burkhart.

    Our organization is not yet live on Filmraiser. This post will be updated when it becomes available.
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    Smart Students Attend Workshop at River Music Experience

    On Wednesday, Oct 25th students participated in a music workshop led by guest artists Nina Little and Coleman Harris at the River Music Experience. Students learned about the power of music, musical careers, and participated in hands on piano/singing activities with the guest musicians.

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    Smart Students Perform at SAU Middle School Honor Band Festival

    On Saturday, November 4th, ten students from Smart Intermediate School participated in the St. Ambrose Middle School Honor Band Festival. Schools within a one hour radius of St. Ambrose University can nominate students to participate in an ensemble that represents some of the strongest middle school musicians in the region. These students come together to spend a day rehearsing together, which culminates in a concert that evening. Congratulations to these students for being recognized and for their hard work participating in this festival!

    Smart Choir to Perform in Annual Benefit for Churches United Food Pantries

    Smart Concert Choir (7-8th grade) will be performing in a concert with groups from around the Quad Cities. It is a free concert, but the charity will be collecting donations for the food pantry.

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    CANCELLED – Veterans Day Band Performance

    Attention Seventh and Eighth Grade Band Families:

    After calling the National Weather Service, the decision has been made that the DCSD Marching Bands will NOT participate in the Friday, November 10, Davenport Veterans Day Parade due to the forecast for unseasonably cold weather and wind chill.

    The National Weather Service at Mt. Joy just informed me that the forecast for the 9:00am staging time is 23 degrees, with winds out of the ENE at 11 mph. That results in a wind chill of 12 degrees. The meteorologist I spoke with said, “It’s the coldest air of the season.”

    Our policy regarding performance conditions:

    Student Safety:

    • Marching performances will not take place if the temperature is below 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Wind chill factors must also be considered. If the wind chill results in a temperature effect of less than 36 degrees, performances will not take place. Performances in rain, sleet, and snow will not take place.
    • Warm weather performances in which lightning is a possibility must be considered carefully.
    • Night performances must include assurances that staging areas and parade routes will be well-lighted and safe.

    Equipment Safety:

    • Performances in which damage to uniforms or musical instruments must be avoided. (Rain, sleet, and cold weather are of particular concern.)

    It’s always tough to make a weather related decision for an outdoor event. Read more

    Smart PTO Meeting 10/19

    The Smart Parent Teacher Organization will be meeting this Thursday, October 19th at 5:30 in the Family Room.

    See you there!

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    7th Grade Football Undefeated!

    Congratulations to the 7th grade football team on an undefeated 6-0 season. They wrapped up the season with a 30-13 win over Bettendorf! Way to go students and coaches! Read more

    Skill of the Week: 10/4-10/10

    Skill of the Week: Staying on Task 1. Look at your task or assignment.  2. Think about the steps needed to complete the task. 3. Focus all of your attention on the task. 4. Stop working only when instructed. 5. Ignore distractions and interruptions from others. Read more