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Rock Island’s Edison Junior High Sending Wrestlers To State

February 28th, 2024
Rock Island's Edison Junior High Sending Wrestlers To State

Shoutout to Rock Island’s Edison Junior High wrestling team who competed in regionals this weekend! It was a great day for the Eagles and we are extremely proud of all of our wrestlers for a great season! Also a big thank you to our coaches, Coach Corlett and Coach Quick for all their hard word this season! Featured are some of our wrestlers that will be advancing. Damiaz Abbey Kendell Brown Jayson Fry Coco Htoo Daniel Htoo Thaliyah Nimmers  Read More

Rock Island High School Holds Black History Program

February 27th, 2024
Rock Island High School Holds Black History Program

 Rock Island High School held a Black History Program yesterday for the students. Rocky’s African American Heritage Club puts together an outstanding program every year. This year’s theme was Come Jam with Us: Music is Food for the Soul. Several of the guest performers are Rocky Alumni!  Read More

Iowa United Way Helps Davenport Students With Vision To Learn Program

February 27th, 2024
Iowa United Way Helps Davenport Students With Vision To Learn Program

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

Davenport Schools Culinary Arts Students Go To Iowa State Championship

February 27th, 2024
Davenport Schools Culinary Arts Students Go To Iowa State Championship

It’s competition time! Join us in wishing our talented DCSD Culinary Arts Students the best of luck today as they compete for the title of State Champion in Culinary Arts at the Iowa ProStart Invitational in Des Moines! 10 talented DCSD students are set to shine in three competition areas – Management, Cake Decorating, and Culinary. Good luck, we know you will represent our district with skill, creativity, and passion.  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

Erin Gruwell to Keynote 4th Annual Women Fighting Hunger Event In Davenport

February 19th, 2024
Erin Gruwell to Keynote 4th Annual Women Fighting Hunger Event In Davenport

DAVENPORT, IOWA– New York Times bestselling author, educator and activist Erin Gruwell will be they keynote speaker at this year’s Women Fighting Hunger event, taking place on March 28. Gruwell began teaching in Long Beach, CA in the mid-90s, helping students “written off” by the system harness the power of education to graduate high school. Her dedication to her students resulted in the publication of The Freedom Writers Diary. The event, hosted at Rhythm City Casino Resort, Davenport, brings together women who are passionate about River Bend’s mission to work to build hunger-free... Read More

Better Health Foundation Opens Spring Innovation Grant Cycle

February 19th, 2024
Better Health Foundation Opens Spring Innovation Grant Cycle

Davenport, IA (February 16, 2024) – The spring grant cycle deadline for nonprofit organizations in the greater Quad Cities region seeking funding from the Better Health Foundation (BHF) is open. Applicants have until Friday, March 1, 2024 to submit a completed online Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for consideration of an Innovation Grant. The Better Health Foundation Innovation grants are intended to help nonprofit organizations think differently and experiment with novel solutions to tackle our region's most challenging public health issues. Innovation at all stages of development will be considered... 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