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Davenport Schools Students Can Eat for Free in Coming School Year

August 4th, 2021
Davenport Schools Students Can Eat for Free in Coming School Year

All Davenport Community School District (DCSD) students will get free breakfast and lunch during the 2021-2022 school year, as part of the Seamless Summer Option funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will allow all students to eat for free every day, regardless of income. Students and their families who would like to qualify for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) or other income-based benefits must still apply through the school district on the Free and Reduced Meal Application to be eligible for the funding. This application must be completed annually.   Students... Read More

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program Helps to Feed Quad-Cities Students

August 1st, 2021
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program Helps to Feed Quad-Cities Students

Even though vaccines for the COVID-19 virus are being distributed, the health crisis is still active and many families continue to struggle with their finances. As our community works to recover from the pandemic, it is important for students to receive nourishing meals. The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program of the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service provides food assistance benefits to children, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals, due to changes in instruction schedules and... Read More

BREAKING: Davenport Schools Cautions Public About Recalled Chicken Products

July 6th, 2021
BREAKING: Davenport Schools Cautions Public About Recalled Chicken Products

BREAKING NEWS: Tyson Foods Inc., based in Dexter, MO, is recalling ready-to-eat chicken products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). “Some of those products were served at our weekly meal pick-up site from Davenport Learning Center on these dates: Feb. 9, March 30, May 4, May 18, June 22 and June 29,” said Coni Dobbels, DCSD Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services. “If anyone has the chicken fajita meat still in their possession, it must be disposed of immediately.” The frozen,... Read More

Davenport Schools’ Christa Andersen Wins Iowa Manager of the Year Award

June 1st, 2021
Davenport Schools’ Christa Andersen Wins Iowa Manager of the Year Award

Christa Andersen, Food and Nutrition Services Manager for the Davenport Community School District, has received the Iowa Manager of the Year Award from the Iowa School Nutrition Association. The honor was announced at a Davenport Community School District board meeting on May 24. According to Coni Dobbels, Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services at Davenport Community School District, Andersen was selected from managers throughout the state of Iowa to receive this award. “Christa was selected based on her ability to provide staff development and leadership within our district, school and community... Read More

United Way Quad Cities Gives Out Over $109K for Covid Rebuilding

March 12th, 2021
United Way Quad Cities Gives Out Over $109K for Covid Rebuilding

A year into the pandemic, United Way Quad Cities has awarded $109,528 to 11 local nonprofits helping to meet residents’ emerging and evolving needs related to their education, income and health. The third distribution of United Way’s Covid-19 Rebuilding Fund grants provides resources for families to receive mental health support, women to find stable employment after a Covid-related layoff, and students and at-risk youth to receive remote learning support or mentoring. “In one way or another, this pandemic has impacted everyone — and even a year in, many Quad Citizens are struggling to... Read More

Davenport High Schoolers Helping Garfield Elementary With Homework Online

February 14th, 2021
Davenport High Schoolers Helping Garfield Elementary With Homework Online

Garfield Elementary in Davenport, has recruited high school students to provide online homework help to elementary students. The high-schoolers are called the Gator-Aides, after Garfield’s alligator mascot. The mentors provide their assistance from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., every Monday and Friday and will continue for the remainder of the school year. “Our high school volunteers meet with the grade level students through Google Meet, an online meeting program that’s a lot like Zoom,” said Sarah Oltmanns, School Administrative Manager at Garfield Elementary. “So far, 28 students from Central... Read More

Davenport Dance Students Come Together to Make Hopeful Video

January 8th, 2021
Davenport Dance Students Come Together to Make Hopeful Video

Is there a more fitting song for our tense, troubled times than “Together”, by the contemporary Christian act For King & Country? Its lyrics include: “If you’re lookin’ for hope tonight, raise your hand If you feelin’ alone and don’t understand If you’re fightin’ in the fight of your life, then stand We’re gonna make it through this hand-in-hand “And if we fall, we will fall together.” Dance students with Sudlow Junior High School and the Creative Arts Academy (CAA) of the Quad Cities recently did an interpretive dance to the May 2020 song,... Read More

It’s a Marching Band Spectacular at Brady Street Stadium!

October 6th, 2018
It’s a Marching Band Spectacular at Brady Street Stadium!

Can’t get enough of the marching bands this season? Then you’re in luck! The Davenport Community School District’s Band Spectacular is happening this Tuesday Oct 9 at Brady Street Stadium (3560 N Brady St. Davenport). The fun begins at 7 p.m. This tradition spans over 50 years and showcases amazing performances from Davenport West, North and Central High Schools, as well as district intermediate bands. Band Spectacular is free and open to the public. Donations are, however, accepted at the entrance. Don’t miss this long-standing tradition. Come out and enjoy some glorious marching band... Read More