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Davenport Community School District to Host Inclusion Night Gala with Special Olympics

May 10th, 2022
Davenport Community School District to Host Inclusion Night Gala with Special Olympics

The Davenport Community School District is hosting an inclusion Night Gala Wednesday, May 11, 2022. John Kliegl, CEO of Special Olympics Iowa, will be there to celebrate the partnership between Special Olympics and Davenport Schools and acknowledge all the wonderful things Davenport’s Unified Champion Schools have done this year. The event is happening 6:00-7:30 p.m. at The Stardust at 218 Iowa Street, Davenport. The Special Olympics Iowa CEO and Superintendent TJ Schneckloth will sign a board to solidify the partnership. Unified Students and parents will attend, mix and mingle to celebrate all... Read More

Iowa Schools Hire Courtney Olsen As Director Of Equity For Davenport

May 4th, 2022
Iowa Schools Hire Courtney Olsen As Director Of Equity For Davenport

Courtney Olsen has been hired as the Director of Equity and Learning Supports for the Davenport Community School District. Ms. Olsen holds an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology and holds the Director of Special Education endorsement. In addition, Ms. Olsen has five years of leadership experience as a District Support Administrator with MBAEA. In her leadership role at the AEA she has supported Davenport in both a special and general education capacity and has been instrumental in supporting Davenport through the special education audit and citation work as well as the most... Read More

DCSD and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach partner to host Family Cafes

March 8th, 2022
DCSD and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach partner to host Family Cafes

The Davenport Community School District and the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are sponsoring Family Cafes to help families navigate the challenges of raising kids. This is part of a series of conversations about mental health, along with other topics, with families who have similar experiences and a trained professional to facilitate these important conversations. The next family cafe is happening Wednesday, March 9, 2022, from 4:30-5:30 pm at the Davenport Schools Achievement Service at 1702 North Main Street in Davenport in the 2nd Floor Board Room. The session is titled “Improving... Read More

Davenport Community School District Open Meeting Taking Place Today

January 6th, 2022
Davenport Community School District Open Meeting Taking Place Today

The Davenport Community School District is welcoming leadership from the Iowa Department of Education to a special open board meeting. Director of Education for the State of Iowa Ann Lebo and several state board members also attending will be presenting the district with a performance update at this meeting. The meeting will take place Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 1 p.m. in the Hester Boardroom at 1702 N Main St, Davenport, Iowa. Doors will open 15 minutes before the meeting.  Read More

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