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Rock Island Selects Parent And Guardian Of The Month Winners

March 15th, 2024
Rock Island Selects Parent And Guardian Of The Month Winners

The district’s F.A.C.E (Family and Community Engagement) recognizes parents/guardians who are making a positive impact in our school district and community. Schools can nominate a parent/guardian who goes above and beyond to support the needs of children, our school, and/or our community. The winner receives a gift card, a bunt cake, and a sign that can be displayed outside their residence.   Doug and Cathy Mason – RICMS – Rita Entsminger The Mason’s have gone above and beyond to make sure each classroom their child is in has all needs taken care of. This has gone on for... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Names 2024 Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholars

March 14th, 2024
Visit Quad Cities Names 2024 Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholars

Visit Quad Cities is pleased to announce the 2024 Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholarship recipients. Named in honor of Patty Viverito, former senior associate commissioner at the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) and MVC football commissioner, the program recognizes female student-athletes who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership characteristics and community engagement. Applicants were tasked with submitting a 500-word essay detailing their leadership experience, volunteerism and sports participation. With an award of $1,000 per student, the program provides support and empowerment... Read More

Rock Island High School Young Entrepreneurs Win In Pitch Competition

March 5th, 2024
Rock Island High School Young Entrepreneurs Win In Pitch Competition

Rock Island schools’ INCubadatoredu students have been busy! Last Thursday RIHS team The Swaver was the opening act of Fortress Bank’s 2nd annual Bank Tank Entrepreneur pitch competition. The team represented represented the district very well. Swaver is a product you put in your toilet tank that reduces the amount of water flushed, thereby saving both water and money. They received a $5,000 donation to our Incubatoredu program. Then over the weekend, three teams of Incubatoredu Entrepreneurship students had tables at the Black Expo held at Southpark Mall. They did a great job working... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Invites Local Veteran, Leo ‘Doc’ Kaalberg, to State of the Union Address

March 5th, 2024
Illinois Congressman Sorensen Invites Local Veteran, Leo 'Doc' Kaalberg, to State of the Union Address

Congressman Eric Sorensen has invited local veteran Leo “Doc” Kaalberg as his guest for the President’s State of the Union Address to Congress on Thursday, March 7. Kaalberg served as a combat medic in the 1st Infantry Division, completing four tours and earning the Purple Heart twice.  “As a trusted voice for the people of Central and Northwestern Illinois, it is my responsibility to make sure that my neighbor’s stories are heard here in Washington,” said Sorensen. “I am excited to have Leo join me as my guest to this year’s State of the Union Address, where he gets the chance... Read More

Bettendorf High School Robotics Teams Win Awards At Iowa State Championship

March 4th, 2024
Bettendorf High School Robotics Teams Win Awards At Iowa State Championship

Bettendorf FTC robotics teams competed in the Iowa State Championship with great success. Team UBett received the 3rd place Control award for excellence in software and robot control, and Team TopBot was the 1st pick for the semi-finalist alliance in the robot game.  Read More

Rock Island High School 2011 State Champions Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

March 4th, 2024
Rock Island High School 2011 State Champions Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Congratulations to the Rock Island High School IHSA Boys’ Basketball State Champions in Class 3A in 2011 who will be inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 5:30. The team members and the coaching staff will be recognized at a banquet held on the campus of Illinois State University at CEFCU Arena. There is also a reception for inductees starting at 2:15, and they each received 1 complimentary ticket to the banquet. Players, managers, and coaches from the team should reach out to Coach Thom Sigel by cell,... Read More

Edison Junior High Chess Team Competes At Illinois Tournament

March 1st, 2024
Edison Junior High Chess Team Competes At Illinois Tournament

Edison’s Chess Team competed in the IESA State Chess Tournament this past weekend! They competed in 8 matches each on Friday and Saturday. Some of these students had never played Chess until this year when they joined the Chess Club – a part of the 21st CCLC Lights On For Learning Programs at Edison. They competed against 53 schools and came in the top half at 22!! Congratulations to Connor Schultz, Ywa Pweh, Brandi Lee, Mykal Holliday, Chris Pedroza, Colby Howser, Adonius Harmon, Anthony Moa, Joseph Tavernier, Ryan Hearn and Bri Schrempf. They are Coached by Troy Copeland and Tim Carroll.  Read More

Bettendorf High School Boys Basketball Team Qualifies For Iowa State Tournament

February 29th, 2024
Bettendorf High School Boys Basketball Team Qualifies For Iowa State Tournament

Congratulations to Coach Clark and the BHS Boys Basketball team for their win over Iowa City West in overtime and qualifying for state!  Read More

Davenport Schools ProStart Students Compete Against Other Iowa Schools

February 29th, 2024
Davenport Schools ProStart Students Compete Against Other Iowa Schools

DCSD ProStart students recently attended the 2024 Iowa ProStart Invitational to compete against other schools across Iowa. They took home second place in the Iowa 2024 ProStart Invitational Culinary Team and in Management, and the cake decorating team did beautiful work! Read more about the 2024 Iowa ProStart Invitational here: https://bit.ly/48HcK5a  Read More

Rock Island Economic Growth Reaches Financial Milestone

February 29th, 2024
Rock Island Economic Growth Reaches Financial Milestone

On February 7, 2024, Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation d/b/a Economic Growth Corporation (GROWTH) reached a monumental milestone by successfully closing on the complex financing needed to signal commencement of construction for the historic, adaptive-reuse redevelopment of McKee Hall/Hostetter Hall and Dezendorf Hall within Shimer Square. This achievement marks the official start in transforming McKee Hall/Hostetter Hall and Dezendorf Hall into 51 units of quality, affordable rental apartments, catering to various living preferences and lifestyles. The redevelopment effort, with total development... Read More