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Davenport Schools Kicks off National Apprenticeship Week

November 13th, 2021
Davenport Schools Kicks off National Apprenticeship Week

Davenport high school apprentices celebrated the start of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) on Friday, November 12th. They were joined by Iowa Workforce Development, local businesses, and education leaders. National Apprenticeship Week is a nationwide celebration of Registered Apprenticeship programs and the critical pathways that these programs create. Joining the event will be students from the Davenport Community School District who are participants in Registered Apprenticeship programs. The district has the second most high school apprentices in the state, with 26 current participants who... Read More

Davenport CSD Sustainability Efforts Win State Award

October 27th, 2021
Davenport CSD Sustainability Efforts Win State Award

Davenport Community School District was honored with the Iowa Recycling Association’s (IRA) Best Sustainability & Education Program award. The award was presented in Cedar Rapids at the annual Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference on October 5, 2021. Davenport Community School District’s environmentally friendly practices started decades ago and their efforts are still going strong. In 2019, they were awarded the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Award and was one of only five school districts nationwide to receive a Center for... Read More

Davenport Schools Working with Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities

October 26th, 2021
Davenport Schools Working with Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities

Flu vaccines will be available for all Davenport Community School District (DCSD) students and their family members. The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program will be available in the region for the fifteenth year this fall. The community is still working through the COVID-19 pandemic. But, seasonal influenza will also return later this fall. Health experts stress the importance of getting a flu shot this fall, and warn about possible serious complications of having seasonal influenza and COVID-19 at the same time. This year’s flu clinics may look different. They will be using all the safety... 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

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

August 16th, 2021
What's The Good News For August, Quad-Cities?

We’re nearing the dog days of summer, but even with the heat and humidity ratcheting up, there’s still plenty to be smiling about in the Quad-Cities! Outdoor music, festivals, and of course, plenty of good news. Every month, QuadCities.com, in conjunction with our media partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present you with What’s The Good News? a look at some of the positive things happening in and around the Quad-Cities over that month. So, what’s the good news for August? Glad you asked! Ravon Johnson Taylor Awarded The GritGrant Award Ravon Johnson Taylor was awarded the... 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

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

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

July 19th, 2021
What's The Good News For July, Quad-Cities?

Summer is in full swing and there are so many things to feel sunny about in the Quad-Cities! There’s always lots of positive news out there and we highlight some of the awesome things going on every month in this column, What’s The Good News, featured here on QuadCities.com and on KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live!” So, what’s the good news for July 2021? Here are some of the headlines… Quad-Cities Podcast Hub Debuts! Looking for your new favorite podcast? Shop local! With the Quad-Cities Podcast Hub! The site, located on QuadCities.com at quadcities.com/podcasts, offers over 50 podcasts... Read More

Online Registration For Stepping Stones Educational Program Begins Today

July 19th, 2021
Online Registration For Stepping Stones Educational Program Begins Today

DAVENPORT, IA – Registration for the upcoming school year for Stepping Stones, a Davenport-based after-school program, will open at 8 a.m., Monday, July 19. Registration will be conducted online only at http://www.davenportschools.org/steppingstones. Stepping Stones serves preschool and elementary students in the Davenport Community School District and is open from 2:50 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 1:50 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Stepping Stones was founded in 2000 and is a collaborative program between Davenport Community Schools, the City of Davenport Parks... Read More