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Spring Forward Providing Spring Break Camps For Rock Island Students

February 24th, 2024
Spring Forward Providing Spring Break Camps For Rock Island Students

Check out these Spring Intersession Camps our friends at Spring Forward are providing for Rock Island students! Sign your student up here – https://www.springforwardqca.org/  Read More

United Way and Davenport Community School District Team Up To Help Quad-Cities Kids

February 24th, 2024
United Way and Davenport Community School District Team Up To Help Quad-Cities Kids

Did you know? 80% of learning during the first twelve years of a kid’s life is visual. That’s why these students at Jefferson Elementary were smiling extra big on Wednesday! Thanks to the generous support of #UnitedWayQC donors, our Vision to Learn initiative held another glasses party to give 115 students two pairs of glasses at no charge. That brings us to a whopping 283 QC students who have received 566 pairs of glasses since October! Now, these kids will no longer struggle to read the words in their books or the whiteboard at the front of the class. Instead, they’re focused... Read More

Rock Island Teachers Win Those Who Excel Awards

February 20th, 2024
Rock Island Teachers Win Those Who Excel Awards

Two Rock Island teachers are being recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education for excelling in and out of the classroom! Mr. Mertel (RIHS) and Ms. Jett (EJHS) both received Those Who Excel Awards. Mr. Mertel received the Award of Meritorious Service. That award is given to educators who have shaped their school community for the better. These educators frequently employ their talents and passions but also strive to be of service in unfamiliar domains. They have taken on leadership opportunities and their accomplishments are known and valued by multiple populations: colleagues, students,... Read More

Rock Island Schools Hosting FAFSA Workshop Tonight

February 20th, 2024
Rock Island Schools Hosting FAFSA Workshop Tonight

Rock Island High School is hosting its annual FAFSA Completion Workshop night! Families can receive assistance in completing the 2024-25 FAFSA. FAFSA is free and gives you access to the largest sources of financial aid to pay for college or career school. Black Hawk College is also hosting two FAFSA Completions nights. Students can sign up at www.bhc.edu/fafsa – see attached flyer. Space will be limited and registration is required -East Campus – Monday, Feb. 26, 4-7 p.m. -QC Campus – Wednesday, Feb. 28, 4-7. p.m.  Read More

Western Illinois Girls Softball Takes A Split In Doubleheader

February 20th, 2024
Western Illinois Girls Softball Takes A Split In Doubleheader

Western Illinois played two on Sunday, a doubleheader at Arkansas-Pine Bluff that saw the Leathernecks split the day, losing in the first game, but coming up victorious in the second. A massive day at the plate saw senior Gabriela Drager extend her hitting streak to seven games, as she went 5-6 with a walk, two runs, and two RBIs on the day. A Monday series finale saw the Leathernecks take a loss in a game dominated by pitching. The Leatherneck offense took a while to get going in game one, but Leatherneck starting pitcher Emily Price came out hot. Price struck out the side in the first inning,... Read More

Western Illinois University to Offer Virtual Graduate Information Sessions

February 15th, 2024
Western Illinois University to Offer Virtual Graduate Information Sessions

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – Have you thought about going back to school? The Western Illinois University School of Graduate Studies will offer multiple virtual information sessions this semester and summer. Individuals interested in pursuing a master’s degree, post-baccalaureate certificate or who want to take graduate level courses as a non-degree student are invited to attend and will be provided with the information needed to get started. Graduate Studies staff will provide a brief presentation and be present to answer any questions about degree options, curriculum, admission and... Read More

Three Rock Island High School Wrestlers Compete At The Girls Sectional

February 14th, 2024
Three Rock Island High School Wrestlers Compete At The Girls Sectional

Three Rock Island High School Rocks wrestled this weekend at the Girls’ Sectional in Geneseo, Sanna Hampton is the lone State Qualifier, taking 3rd Place! She’ll be in Bloomington in 2 weeks at the Girls’ State Tournament! Congratulations!    Read More

Davenport Sixth Grader Gets Real World Experience As A School Superintendent

February 13th, 2024
Davenport Sixth Grader Gets Real World Experience As A School Superintendent

When you were in sixth grade, what was your dream career? For Davenport Garfield’s 6th grader Tahj Lee, the answer is clear – he wants to be a superintendent! Last week, Davenport Community School District Superintendent Schneckloth sat down with Tahj to share what the responsibilities of a superintendent are and the education to pursue to become one. DCSD is proud to inspire the next generation of educators and hope that Tahj continues to dream big!    Read More

Davenport West Speech And Debate Students Qualify For National Tournament

February 13th, 2024
Davenport West Speech And Debate Students Qualify For National Tournament

Congratulations to the Davenport West Speech and Debate National Qualifiers, Elliot Griffith in Dramatic Interpretation and Trinity Merrick in Informative Speaking! They will compete at the National Tournament in Des Moines in June.    Read More

Rock Island’s Edison Junior High Teaches Children About Podcasting

February 8th, 2024
Rock Island's Edison Junior High Teaches Children About Podcasting

Students in Edison Jr. High’s Publications Class are taking on a new project this year. For eighth grader Nora Clark, it was an easy decision. “That’s all I really talk about is shoes,” said Nora. The elevation behind sneakers is the topic she chose for her podcast. Nora and the rest of her classmates in Publications Class have been tasked with making a podcast. “I wanted to expose my students to different media and I enjoyed listening to podcasts myself,” said Publications teacher Lauren Hall. Seventh and eighth graders in the class got to choose the topic... Read More