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Davenport Community School District Registering For Preschool

June 8th, 2023
Davenport Community School District Registering For Preschool

Davenport Community School District is now registering Davenport 3-and 4-year-olds for Preschool taught by licensed teachers. Our curriculum and supports are designed to prepare students and families for the DCSD kindergarten transition. For more information, see the Davenport School District website.  Read More

Free Summer Meals For Rock Island Families And Students Start This Week

June 7th, 2023
Free Summer Meals For Rock Island Families And Students Start This Week

Free summer meals in Rock Island start today! We’re offering breakfast and lunch at no cost to children under the age of 18 for the month of June, regardless of income level or school district boundary area. Meals will be offered at Edison Jr. High School (4141 9th Street, Rock Island) from June 5 -29. Breakfast is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and Lunch is from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meals must be consumed on site. Any questions can be directed to the RIMSD #41 Nutrition Services Department, 309-793-5900 x10216.  Read More

Western Illinois University Alumnus Builds on Education to Become a Burn Boss

June 7th, 2023
Western Illinois University Alumnus Builds on Education to Become a Burn Boss

After graduating from Western Illinois University with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) in 2008 and 2010, alumnus Dale Maxson knew he wanted to work in land conservation. A post-graduation job with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a chance meeting, and the use of some knowledge gained in his Geographic Information System (GIS) classes, taught by WIU Professor Chris Sutton, eventually led to a new career path for Maxson. After more than 10 years of intensive training, Maxson has now achieved... Read More

Davenport Central’s Croix Baker Wins Triple Threat Award From Iowa High School Musical Theatre

June 7th, 2023
Davenport Central's Croix Baker Wins Triple Threat Award From Iowa High School Musical Theatre

Congratulations to Croix Baker from Davenport Central High School for winning the Triple Threat Award for the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards! Next, he will compete at the Jimmy Awards in New York City in two weeks. This has been the third Jimmy Awards nominee from Central High School since 2019!   Read More

Davenport Sudlow Yearbook Staff Receives Third Place At National Yearbook Contest

June 7th, 2023
Davenport Sudlow Yearbook Staff Receives Third Place At National Yearbook Contest

Congratulations to the Sudlow yearbook staff for receiving a 3rd place finish at the 2022 Lifetouch National School Studios Yearbook Showcase Contest! The publications were sorted into four divisions: high schools with more than 1,000 students enrolled, high schools with fewer than 1,000 students enrolled, middle schools/junior high schools, and elementary schools. Yearbooks were evaluated on the following criteria: theme/theme development, design, continuity, photography, writing, creativity, content, and coverage. Back: Gabby S., Raph D., Adviser Mr. Mosier, Callie D., Emily G., Hannah... Read More

Rock Island High School Students Sign Letters Of Intent For Education Program

June 6th, 2023
Rock Island High School Students Sign Letters Of Intent For Education Program

Twenty-five students in Rock Island High School’s Education Internship Program signed letters of intent at a special ceremony yesterday. Education interns learn the foundations of education as well as gain hands-on experience. Interns work directly with district educators to observe and carry out a variety of classroom tasks and activities. Any student who goes through the program and graduates from a college or university with the appropriate education license(s) and endorsement(s) will be guaranteed an interview with the RIMSD#41.  Read More

Thomas Named Director of Western Illinois Campus Recreation

June 3rd, 2023
Thomas Named Director of Western Illinois Campus Recreation

Interim Western Illinois University Campus Recreation Center Director Brian Thomas has been named the permanent director, effective May 1. Thomas has served as interim director of Campus Recreation since June 2022. He was hired as the center’s assistant director in January 2018, and was promoted to associate director in January 2021. He has also previously served as a fitness coordinator and head personal trainer at the McDonough County YMCA, and was an adjunct instructor in WIU’s Kinesiology department in 2022. Thomas received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and his... Read More

Rally For Reid Football Camps Coming Up

June 2nd, 2023
Rally For Reid Football Camps Coming Up

Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Rally for Reid Football & Spirit Camps! Scan the QR code or visit: https://bit.ly/3Mn0VrD to register! Learn more about the Rally for Reid Foundation: https://bit.ly/3MLCplo  Read More

Davenport High Schools Greta Brus And Idris Thomas Shine At Iowa State Track Meet

June 1st, 2023
Davenport High Schools Greta Brus And Idris Thomas Shine At Iowa State Track Meet

Davenport Community Schools had a couple of outstanding performances at State Track: Greta Brus from North High School placed 3rd in Girls Shot Put. She threw 39-04.75. Idris Thomas from West High School placed 4th in the Boys High Jump. He jumped 6-09.00.  Read More

Western Illinois University Environmental Science Program Collaborates with The City of Moline

May 31st, 2023
Western Illinois University Environmental Science Program Collaborates with The City of Moline

MOLINE, IL – – Western Illinois University’s Environmental Science: Large River Ecosystems program is working with the city of Moline to study the concentration of phosphorus in the Rock River. “This is a proactive effort to determine how pending regulatory changes might affect the South Slope Sewage Treatment Plant,” said WIU Environmental Science Director Roger Viadero. The project will consist of student-led groups testing water for basic quality parameters, in addition to nutrients and chlorophyll, which can be an indicator of elevated phosphorus in water. This... Read More