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What’s The Iowa And Illinois Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

May 9th, 2022
What's The Iowa And Illinois Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

The weather is finally starting to become brighter, but regardless of whether it’s rainy or sunny, there’s always sunny news in the Quad-Cities! Every month, we at QuadCities.com, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present you with a smattering of that positive news in our What’s The Good News? column. So, what’s the good news for May? Read on… Bettendorf Teacher wins Art Education Leadership Award Herbert Hoover Elementary School and Mark Twain Elementary School art instructor Meghan Purcell is the recipient of Artsonia’s 2022 Art Education Leadership... Read More

Iowa’s Bettendorf Community School District Teacher Honored with 2022 Art Education Leadership Award

April 26th, 2022
Iowa's Bettendorf Community School District Teacher Honored with 2022 Art Education Leadership Award

Herbert Hoover Elementary School and Mark Twain Elementary School art instructor Meghan Purcell is the recipient of Artsonia’s 2022 Art Education Leadership Award. The award honors pioneers in the art education community who continuously inspire their peers and engage students. Purcell’s peers and Artsonia selected her among thousands of instructors as one of 15 national winners of this award. “Being recognized as a leader in arts education is an incredible honor,” Purcell said. “I truly love what I do, and as every educator does, I constantly wonder if I am doing enough. This award reminds... Read More

What’s The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

January 18th, 2022
What's The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

The weather outside is frightful, but the good news is so delightful! We’re back again with What’s The Good News, our team-up every month with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” to highlight some of the great news going on in and around the Quad-Cities! So, what’s the good news for January, Quad-Cities? Glad you asked! Rock Island Math And Science Helps QC Paws Rock Island Center for Math & Science raised $1,000 for QC Paws through its Leader in Me service project “Cause for 4 Paws”! Students and staff raised funds through various fundraisers the school held and presented... Read More

Bettendorf Holding State Of The District Community Information Fair

January 12th, 2022
Bettendorf Holding State Of The District Community Information Fair

Mark your calendar for our first Bett State of the District and Community Information Fair on Monday, January 24th at Grant Wood Elementary. Come for the fair, stay for the presentation. Open to the public! 5-6 pm – Community Information Fair – GW Gym Community and district displays with information and services for kids and parents. Interested in Hosting a Display? Cost – $10 donation to Bettendorf Schools Outreach Program. Contact Celeste at (563) 359-3681 or cmiller@Bettendorf.k12.ia.us. 6:15 pm – Bett State of the District – GW Commons Presented by Dr. Michelle Morse, Superintendent An... Read More

Bettendorf State Of The District Event Coming Up

December 25th, 2021
Bettendorf State Of The District Event Coming Up

Mark your calendar for our first Bett State of the District and Community Information Fair on Monday, January 24th at Grant Wood Elementary. Come for the fair, stay for the presentation. Open to the public! 5-6 pm – Community Information Fair – GW Gym Community and district displays with information and services for kids and parents. Interested in Hosting a Display? Cost – $10 donation to Bettendorf Schools Outreach Program. Contact Celeste at (563) 359-3681 or cmiller@bettendorf.k12.ia.us. 6:15 pm – Bett State of the District – GW Commons Presented by Dr. Michelle... Read More

SCRA Grants Bettendorf Schools $46.5K

December 23rd, 2021
SCRA Grants Bettendorf Schools $46.5K

Thank you to the Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) for awarding Bettendorf Schools $46,500 for two grants. Herbert Hoover Inclusive Learning Playground – $42,500 The funds will be used to supplement the renovation of the Herbert Hoover Elementary playground with inclusive play space and additional accessible opportunities. Funds will help cover the installation of a new outdoor learning structure. Safe Bus Stops for Bettendorf Students – $4,000 The grant will fund stop-arm cameras for Bettendorf school buses. The cameras will be mounted on the bus below the stop arm and are... Read More

BREAKING: Iowa Schools Requiring Masks On All Buses And School Vehicles

September 20th, 2021
BREAKING: Iowa Schools Requiring Masks On All Buses And School Vehicles

BREAKING NEWS: Davenport and Bettendorf School District schools will require masks on all buses and school vehicles starting Wednesday, Sept. 22, according to an e-mail sent out to all students in the districts. The following e-mail was sent out today: Beginning on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, masks will be required on all school buses and other district vehicles based on the CDC requirements and affirmation by the IDPH and Iowa Department of Education. This guidance was posted in the Iowa Department of Public Health “COVID-19 and K-12 School Update for Fall 2021” guidance which... Read More

BREAKING: Eastern Iowa Schools Defy Reynolds, ‘Strongly Encouraging’ Mask Use, Will Rules Change?

August 18th, 2021
BREAKING: Eastern Iowa Schools Defy Reynolds, 'Strongly Encouraging' Mask Use, Will Rules Change?

BREAKING NEWS: As the covid delta variant rages across the state, in alignment with CDC guidelines and other school districts around the country, Eastern Iowa schools — including those in the Quad-Cities Davenport and Bettendorf districts — are “strongly encouraging” mask use and putting in place other covid precautions. The Davenport District released its revised the plan for the 2021-2022 school year to align with updated guidance from local and state public health officials. Face coverings are strongly encouraged. Read the Return to Learn plan, here: https://bit.ly/3CPluXX. Linn... Read More

Help Quad-Cities Schoolchildren With ‘Pack The Bus’ Today In Eldridge

August 5th, 2021
Help Quad-Cities Schoolchildren With 'Pack The Bus' Today In Eldridge

Genesis Health System will help area students and families get back to normal when schools reopen. “Pack the Bus’’ debuted two years ago as part of the Genesis anniversary celebration of 150 years of health services. The needs are even greater as families continue to recover from COVID-19 disruptions. “The Genesis ‘Pack the Bus’ campaign will assist families and the schools again this year by providing the tools they need for learning,” said Shirley Gusta, director of the Genesis Business Intelligence Center, who is coordinating the Genesis volunteer effort. “There is never enough... Read More

Quad Cities Chamber Hosts Four Superintendents to Discuss Education Changes

February 5th, 2021
Quad Cities Chamber Hosts Four Superintendents to Discuss Education Changes

Last week, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a new law mandating schools offer 100% in-person education, and on Friday morning, three Iowa Quad-Cities superintendents discussed that impact – as well as other school changes in an online forum hosted by the Quad Cities Chamber. The United Township district superintendent also participated in the webinar on Iowa and Illinois priorities in education. Bettendorf students will return to 100% in person (from a hybrid model) on Tuesday, Feb. 16, said district superintendent Michelle Morse. A recent parent survey showed 83 percent supported returning their... Read More