- Iowa immunization law requires 7th grade students to have Meningococcal vaccine and Tdap vaccines BEFORE starting 7th grade. Schedule your doctor appointments now!
- Note to all 8th graders entering High School in 2018-19: Iowa law requires that 9th grade students entering high school submit an Iowa Department of Public Health Dental Screening Certificate. This screening can be done no earlier than one year prior to date of high school enrollment. The certificate of screening must be signed by a dentist or a dental hygienist.
News, Events, and Announcements
Please join us on Tuesday, 12/19 from 5:00 – 6:30 for our Make It, Take It Family Night! Enjoy a free meal with your family and make something to take home with you that night. Use them as gifts or keep them for yourself. Each family in attendance will receive a gift and be entered into a drawing.
Contact Brandy Huesmann if you have any questions.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.