News, Events, and Announcements
Smart is pleased to be offering a new course second semester open to 8th grade students! Davenport Digital Innovators is an opportunity for students to learn in a completely different way. Using Problem-Based Learning ideals, students will determine their own path of study to solve a problem within the community using a digital tool. Students will collaboratively work online to learn a programming language to develop a creative solution to a problem of their choosing. Teams will work with community mentors and a Davenport teacher to manage projects, refine solutions, and share innovations at an exhibition event for the community.
To be enrolled in Davenport Digital Innovators, students must first complete an application and select a teacher to complete an online recommendation by December 10. Applications must be turned in to Miss Goodknight by December 10. They will then reviewed by a committee. Selected students will be notified by January 5, 2015.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in, stop by the library to pick up an application from Miss Goodknight. For more information, visit the Davenport Digital Innovators website. Read more
**UPDATE 11/20**: Due to the National Weather Service forecast for Friday evening and the possibility of heavy snow and strong winds, the Anti-Bullying Dance Marathon will be postponed to a later date and will not happen tonight, November 20. The winter storm is tracking more quickly than anticipated causing us to change our plans. We greatly value the efforts of our students, staff, and the volunteers who have helped with this event. We also stand behind the anti-bullying message that our students are supporting. In order to make this event as successful as possible, we are going to reschedule for a later date which we will communicate when we have more time for planning. Thank you for your support and have a great and safe weekend.
UPDATE 11/19: Due to the National Weather Service forecast for Friday evening and the possibility of heavy snow and wind, the Bully Prevention Dance Marathon will start at 4:00 pm and end 6:30 pm. Student safety is our main concern when making changes due to weather forecasts. If the snow starts earlier we will make an announcement cancelling the dance for the evening.
Smart Intermediate is sponsoring an Anti-Bullying Dance Marathon to raise awareness against bullying. Read more
8th grade parents: Information about North High’s Accelerated Associates Degree Program is now available! Please contact our counselors for the application and materials.
Two important dates are below.
December 1: Family meeting in the North Auditorium at 5:30 PM. Attendance is not required, but it will be a good opportunity to ask questions.
December 4: Applications due Read more
8th grade parents and students!
High school orientation for incoming 9th grade students will be taking place in the next couple of weeks. Please make sure you visit and learn about the unique opportunities and programs at these schools. You will have the chance to meet counselors, administrators, teachers, and coaches.
|8th Grade Orientation Nights|
|North High School||Tuesday, November 17, 2015||6:30 pm|
|Central High School||Wednesday, November 18, 2015||6:30 pm|
|West High School||Thursday, November 19, 2015||6:30 pm|
|Mid City High School||Tuesday, December 1, 2015||6:00 pm|
This year, 69 Smart students participated in the Quad City Area Teen Reading Challenge – a competition among area public libraries to see whose teens can read the most during the month of October. Between October 4th and October 24th, participating Smart students read 61,667 minutes! That is nearly four times last year’s total.
The competition closed with a party at the Moline Public Library to celebrate Teen Read Week. Students who read 250 minutes or more were eligible to attend. Read more