• 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

    Online Registration Is Now Open!

    Online Registration, or OLR, is open for all new and returning students for the 2018-19 school year. For returning families, please use your Parent Portal account to access your child’s registration documents. Returning families who do not have a current Parent Portal account will receive an email with their personal activation key or can access this code by contacting their school office or the Davenport Community Schools Welcome Center at (563) 336-5018.

    Please note that this year, hard copy forms will not be available at the schools or on the district website. Online registration will be required, but support will be available on Registration Day on August 7th if you have any difficulty registering from your home computer. Read more

    Smart Women’s Choir Wins First Place

    The Smart Women’s Choir received first place this weekend at the Music In The Parks competition in Chicago!
    Post-competition was filled by a day at Six Flags Great America/Hurricane Harbor! Check out the F. L. Smart Choirs Facebook page for a video of the competition performance.
    Congratulations, ladies! We are so proud of you! Read more

    Science Showcase

    Science students hosted a showcase on May 23rd. The showcase was an opportunity for students to show off the research projects they worked on for much of 4th quarter. Students created display boards, flyers, brochures, and digital presentations to share with families and teachers attending the showcase.

    6th grade students focused on research topics related to the Mississippi River Watershed. 7th grade students researched a local environmental issue and 8th grade students researched a global environmental issue. Topics included locks and dams, the bats in the Maquoketa caves, how to keep the world’s bees healthy, and much more. Read more

    2018 HAVlife Scholarship Winners

    On Monday, 5/21, Smart held a ceremony to recognize ten students who were nominated for this year’s HAVlife awards. These students were awarded over $3000 in scholarships to pursue artistic and vocational dreams, with opportunities including private music lessons, summer music camps, sewing equipment and supplies, and a fashion design camp.

    The Hunter Vondran Memorial Foundation, or the HAVlife Foundation, was created by Hunter Vondran’s family, Mike, Brenda, and Baron Vondran. The memorial foundation is in remembrance of Hunter, who was a student at Sudlow Intermediate when he tragically lost his life in 2004. The award represents what Hunter stood for: great citizenship and leadership.

    Havlife provides financial assistance that encourages and supports Davenport intermediate-age students’ pursuit of positive youth activities. The foundation’s mission is to create recreational or performance opportunities for youth that may not have been otherwise accessible. In doing so, the Havlife Foundation provides scholarships that invest in DCSD students to assist them in achieving their dreams and reaching their full potential. Read more

    Smart Spring Concert

    On Monday, May 14th, Smart Choirs performed at Davenport West High School for their Spring Concert. For the final song, the choirs were joined by Mr. Carter, Mr. Goddard, and Mr. Caparula. We are proud of all the combined efforts and and impressed by the support from students, parents, staff, and community in attendance that night. Our students do incredible things and this night truly was an example of how our students grow. 
    Check out videos from the concert on our Facebook page and follow F. L. Smart Choirs for more musical updates!

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    River Bandits Book Buddies 2018

    On May 8th, 216 students and 19 staff members enjoyed a beautiful day at Modern Woodmen Park watching the Quad Cities River Bandits beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps.
    In order to attend, students read 400 or more pages in one month and turned in summaries about what they read. Students were treated to a hot dog and Capri Sun courtesy of the Bandits. With the temperatures in the upper 70s and the sun shining, it was a perfect day at the ballpark for these readers. Read more

    Public Forum Wednesday, May 9th

    The first of three public forums regarding Vision 2020 and the proposed school closure options will be held on Wednesday, May 9th from 6:00-7:30 in the Central High School Auditorium.
    Additional forums will be held on June 12th at West and September 12th at North. Please join us at any or all of these forums.

    Please take a moment to review Vision 2020 and the school closing options. Read more

    Author April Henry Visits Smart

    On Thursday, April 26th, New York Times bestselling mystery/thriller author, April Henry, visited Smart Intermediate. All students in attendance received a free copy of an April Henry book and were even able to get it signed.
    Half of the students participated in a writer’s workshop where they learned a method for developing characters and conflict. The rest saw a presentation on her writing process and the, sometimes crazy, hands-on research she does to make sure her books are accurate. A group of students also got to enjoy a special lunch and Q & A session with her.
    Ms. Henry did an exceptional job of encouraging aspiring authors in the audience, writing “I hope some day you sign a book for me!” in one student’s book.
    She said she enjoyed visiting with “such great students.” This was an experience Smart students won’t soon forget. Read more

    Variety Show Thursday, 5/3 @ 6:00

    Please join us Thursday, 5/3 at 6:00 pm in the large gym for the Smart Variety Show. Admission is $1 or free with an adult.

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    Akropolis Reed Quintet Visiting Artist

    On Monday, April 16th, our music students had the opportunity to attend a performance here at Smart, made possible by local grants and the visiting artist program through Quad City Arts. The Akropolis Reed Quintet is an internationally renowned chamber music group, with programs ranging from hard, serious art music to lighter educational friendly fare.

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