1606 Brady St.
Davenport, IA

Superintendent’s Message: Enjoy Your Summer & Be Safe!

We are already half way through the summer break and I hope all of our students and their families have been enjoying their time together.

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation.  It’s also a time to explore learning outside the classroom.  This is a good time to read a book – just for fun. Our community has great resources. Enjoy free concerts in area parks, visit the Farmer’s Market to plan nutritious family meals, explore the Mississippi River with a ride on the Channel Cat Water Taxi, a visit to Cinnamon Ridge Farms offers a close look at a family-run robotic dairy farm, or you could explore the trails at Nahant Marsh to learn the importance of different types of wetlands.  If you’d like some new ideas for K-5 family learning activities that can be done at home please take a look at our Family & Community Learning Guides on our website at http://www.davenportschools.org/family-and-student-resources/parenting-resources/family-and-community-learning-guides/

As we draw closer to the first day of school, August 24, 2017, you may want to re-establish routines for the coming school year. Gradually moving student’s bed times earlier a couple of weeks before school starts helps ensure they are well-rested and ready to learn.

Please continue to enjoy the rest of your summer and be safe!


Dr. Art Tate, Superintendent



Dr. Arthur W. Tate, Superintendent