Please join us on Friday, January 29 as we honor our students at our 2nd Quarter Honors Assemblies.
8th Grade – 9:30 am
7th Grade – 11:30 am
6th Grade – 1:30 pm
Smart Intermediate School
Principal: Todd Hawley
1934 West 5th Street
Davenport, Iowa 52802
Phone: (563) 323-1837
We live in a world surrounded by technology. We know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. However, only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week. More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
We are proud to teach these foundational 21st century skills during our Hour of Code event on Friday, December 11. We believe so strongly in the importance of computer science education that we are not just spending an hour learning to code; we’ll be coding all day. Through a blend of unplugged and plugged in activities we hope to not only teach the basics, but spark an interest in computer science that might help our students become the next generation of tech leaders.
Smart Intermediate is sponsoring an Anti-Bullying Dance Marathon to raise awareness against bullying.
Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Smart Intermediate Gym
Cost: Kids 7 and under are free. Students 6th-12th grade are $1.00. Adults are $2.00.
Purpose: To raise awareness against bullying. There will be a live DJ, food and drinks, a bake sale, face painting, shirts for sale, and plenty of dancing. Once the clock starts you must remain on the dance floor. The last person dancing wins! In the result of a tie, there will be a dance off.
Special Guest: RusHour and Pete the Bull!!
We are in need of parent volunteers to help with this event. If you are available, please call Mrs. Rush at 563-323-1837. Read more
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