• 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

    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. 
    We hope you’ve enjoyed reading along with us! Read more

    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

    One School, One Book – Ghost Chapter 6

    It’s time to read chapter six of our One School, One Book selection Ghost by Jason Reynolds. Trivia and activities for chapter six begin on Thursday, January 3rd.
    If you’d like to listen along, here’s 7th grader, Mikalah Phelps, reading chapter six – World Record for the Longest Run After the Most Runaways in a Single Day. In this chapter, Ghost makes it to practice to find out it’s long-distance day. Find out how Ghost does and what the Motivation Mobile is.
    We’ll post a new chapter here and on our Facebook page every Tuesday and Thursday. 📖❤️😊 Read more

    One School, One Book – Ghost Chapter 5

    It’s time to read chapter five of our One School, One Book selection Ghost by Jason Reynolds. Trivia and activities for chapter five begin on Tuesday, December 18th.
    If you’d like to listen along, here’s school counselor, Emily Krist, reading chapter five – World Record for the Most Runaways in a Single Day. In this chapter, Ghost heads to school wearing his recently altered sneakers. Find out what happens when the kids at school see them.
    We’ll post a new chapter here and on our Facebook page every Tuesday and Thursday. 📖❤️😊 Read more

    One School, One Book – Ghost Chapter 4

    It’s time to read chapter four of our One School, One Book selection Ghost by Jason Reynolds. Trivia and activities for chapter four begin on Thursday, December 13th.
    If you’d like to listen along, here’s 7th grade student, Aaliyah Long, reading chapter four – World Record for the Worst Day Ever. Find out what happens while Ghost is suspended.
    We’ll post a new chapter here and on our Facebook page every Tuesday and Thursday. 📖❤️😊 Read more

    One School, One Book – Ghost Chapter 3

    It’s time to read chapter three of our One School, One Book selection Ghost by Jason Reynolds. Trivia and activities for chapter three begin on Tuesday, December 11th.
    If you’d like to listen along, here’s our Teacher Librarian, Emily Simpao, reading chapter three – World Record for the Most Altercations. Ghost made a deal with his mom and Coach Brody to stay out of trouble so he could be on the track team. Will he be able to stay altercation-free?
    We’ll post a new chapter here and on our Facebook page every Tuesday and Thursday. 📖❤️😊 Read more