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Davenport West High School Publications Win National Awards

January 24th, 2023
Davenport West High School Publications Win National Awards

The Davenport West High Publications Groups have BOTH taken home 1st Place in the American Scholastic Press Association National Contest. The Shaheen 2022 yearbook won first place for their book titled Seeing Double and the newspaper team received first place based on two of their 2022 print issues. Congratulations to all of you!  Read More

This Week’s Illinois And Iowa Pet Of The Week Is… Atticus!

January 23rd, 2023
This Week's Illinois And Iowa Pet Of The Week Is... Atticus!

Need a blast of cuteness to start your Monday? Every Monday we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! QuadCities.com is happy to partner with Quad City Animal Welfare Center, 724 2nd W. Ave., Milan! Interested in adopting a pet? Check out our Pet of the Week every Monday! QCAWC Adoption & Education Center is at 724 2nd Ave. W. Milan, IL 61264. The number is (309) 787-6830. QCAWC Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic is at 612 1st St. W. Milan, IL 61264. Number is (309) 787-6830. Also check out qcawc.org This week’s Pet of the Week is… Atticus! “Well, a good dog on the ground’s worth... Read More

Rock Island Wrestlers Take Trophies At Mahomet-Seymour Tournament

January 18th, 2023

The Rock Island Rockswrestlers took 7th out of 26 teams at the Mahomet-Seymour Tournament this week. Battling it out with state ranked wrestlers in all 3 classes of IL, and MO, the following Rocky wrestlers placed in the top 8: Sammy Niyonkuru 3rd, Truth Vesey 3rd, Daniel McGhee 3rd, Amare Overton 3rd, Steven Marquez 2nd, Andrew Marquez 2nd, and Eli Gustafson 4th.  Read More

Davenport Students Selected For Iowa Honor Band

January 18th, 2023
Davenport Students Selected For Iowa Honor Band

Congratulations to the students and directors selected to the 2023 South East Iowa Band Association (SEIBA) Honor Band! The Festival is sponsored by the South East Iowa Band Association and is a one-day event, held at the University of Iowa School of Music. Our musicians will travel to Iowa City and participate in a full day of rehearsal and performance on Saturday, January 21st. Students selected include: Sudlow Jude Elliott, 8th Grade, Bb Clarinet Maya Gibson, 8th Grade, Bb Clarinet Spencer Hall, 7th Grade, Tenor Sax Manny Leveridge, 8th Grade, Percussion Natalie Sharp, 8th Grade, Bb... Read More

Iowa Governor Reynolds Awards Second Round of Child Care Business Incentive Grants

January 18th, 2023
Iowa Governor Reynolds Awards Second Round of Child Care Business Incentive Grants

Governor Kim Reynolds today announced a second round of grant awards targeted at supporting child care slots through meaningful business incentives. A total of $443,234 will be awarded through Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support five projects involving 11 participating businesses that will help create 77 new child care slots. The grant will help increase flexibility in how child care slots can be supported or expanded through employer-sponsored child care. Employers will partner with local and regional child care centers to increase... Read More

Illinois Project NOW Adds Refrigerated Box Truck To Fleet

January 17th, 2023
Illinois Project NOW Adds Refrigerated Box Truck To Fleet

One of Project NOW’s newest fleet additions is literally a life saver. Project NOW’s new refrigerated box truck began hitting the streets last fall to help those facing food insecurity. The truck, which is grant funded, is being used as a mobile food pantry—providing food to areas that have been defined as “food deserts.” Those areas include the west end of Rock Island, the Floreciente neighborhood, East Moline, and Silvis. According to our Community Services Director, Ron Lund, we have already provided 40 tons of food (80,000 pounds) in the community through pop ups, drive-throughs,... Read More

Congratulations To Davenport Musicians Selected For Iowa Strings Honor Orchestras

January 16th, 2023
Congratulations To Davenport Musicians Selected For Iowa Strings Honor Orchestras

Congratulations to the students and directors selected to the 2023 South East Iowa String Teachers Association (SEISTA) Honor Orchestras! The Festival is a one-day event held at Bettendorf High School. Our musicians will participate in a full day of rehearsal and performance on Saturday, January 14. Walcott Jason Beukenhorst – Cello, grade 8 Williams Kaitlyn Le – Viola, grade 8 Julia McCollough – Bass, grade 8 Wood Genevieve Boom – Violin, grade 8 Evelyn Centeno – Violin, grade 8 Kaylee McCreery – Violin, grade 8 Mariah Gayman – Viola, grade 8 Keian Price – Viola,... Read More

Davenport North Baseball Star Klayton Bolkema Commits To University Of Texas

January 16th, 2023
Davenport North Baseball Star Klayton Bolkema Commits To University Of Texas

Davenport North baseball star Klayton Bolkema, the 7th ranked 2024 prospect, has committed to the University of Texas! He led 4A in AVG (.536) and produced a 1.507 OPS! Congrats Klayton!  Read More

Make A Difference For Rock Island Students With The Campaign For Excellence

January 12th, 2023
Make A Difference For Rock Island Students With The Campaign For Excellence

The Campaign for Excellence is an annual campaign that involves both individual and business donors which provide financial support to a wide variety of worthwhile activities and programs throughout the entire school district. Grants are made available and awarded for the benefit all of District 41’s schools, classrooms, teams, and activities. This past year, over $60,000 in grants were approved for many causes including: • Fencing for RIHS Softball Diamond • Gymnasium Scoreboards for Washington • Gymnasium Scoreboards for Edison • Playground Equipment for Frances Willard • Improvement... Read More

Iowa’s Williams Junior High Students Of The Week Honored

January 11th, 2023
Iowa's Williams Junior High Students Of The Week Honored

Congratulations to the Davenport Community Schools Williams Junior High Students of the week! Cali Tucker, Jailyn Leslie, Jack Paul, Logan Phipps, Ethan Young, Haily Sperry, Jada Ruffin, and Lee Clark. Good way to start back after break to celebrate outstanding students. Keep up the good work Williams Hornets!  Read More