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Davenport Community School District 8th Grade Signing Day March 8

March 8th, 2024
Davenport Community School District 8th Grade Signing Day March 8

Davenport Community School District Career and Technical Education will hold the 8th Grade Signing Day in the Davenport West High School auditorium from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8. Career and Technical Education includes courses designed to introduce and prepare students for high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. The courses provide students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers, and are aligned to industry standards and needs within our community. The Davenport Community School District offers 15 specialized Career Tech... Read More

Davenport West High Diamond Dancers Score Big At Iowa State Dance Championships

December 7th, 2023
Davenport West High Diamond Dancers Score Big At Iowa State Dance Championships

The Davenport West High School Diamond Dancers achieved great success at the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Association (ISDTA) State Dance Team Championships last Friday. The team received a Distinguished Academic Award (3.5-4.0 Team GPA), 7th place in Class IV Lyrical, 6th place in Class XIV Pom, and 4th place in Class III Kick. Junior Addison Aleksiejczyk also placed 2nd in Class X Solos, which is the highest soloist placing in school history! Congratulations to the Davenport West High School Diamond Dancers on their achievements!  Read More

Davenport West High School Named Special Olympics National Banner Champion School

November 28th, 2023
Davenport West High School Named Special Olympics National Banner Champion School

Congratulations to Davenport West High School on being selected as a Special Olympics National Banner Unified Champion School! West High School and Central Dewitt Intermediate are the only schools in the entire state of Iowa to receive this recognition. A Unified Champion School that receives national banner recognition is one that has demonstrated a commitment to inclusion by meeting 10 national standards of excellence. Way to go Falcons on this remarkable achievement! Learn more about the National School Recognition Program: https://bit.ly/46tnz9K  Read More

Davenport West High School Participates In Unified Golf Event With Special Olympics Iowa

September 11th, 2023
Davenport West High School Participates In Unified Golf Event With Special Olympics Iowa

Davenport West High School participated in a Unified golf event sponsored by Special Olympics Iowa. A total of 17 Unified pairs played in a three-hole tournament at Red Hawk Golf Course. It was a remarkable day of golfing and building relationships between students of all abilities.  Read More

Davenport High Schools Greta Brus And Idris Thomas Shine At Iowa State Track Meet

June 1st, 2023
Davenport High Schools Greta Brus And Idris Thomas Shine At Iowa State Track Meet

Davenport Community Schools had a couple of outstanding performances at State Track: Greta Brus from North High School placed 3rd in Girls Shot Put. She threw 39-04.75. Idris Thomas from West High School placed 4th in the Boys High Jump. He jumped 6-09.00.  Read More

Davenport West High School Hosts Senior Decision Day

May 26th, 2023
Davenport West High School Hosts Senior Decision Day

Senior Decision Day at Davenport West High School took place on May 5th. The following West students completed at least 7 activities on the “Senior 7” to prepare for their futures! Congratulations to these students who have spent time preparing for their future plans. We can’t wait to see all the amazing things you accomplish!  Read More

Davenport West Students Create New Bike Racks For Buffalo Students

May 25th, 2023
Davenport West Students Create New Bike Racks For Buffalo Students

Four former Buffalo Elementary students worked hard during their welding class at West High School under their instructor Andi Zinn, to create two custom bike racks for Buffalo students! Last week, these students personally delivered them to the school! This project was inspired by the welding groups’ bike rack projects in Downtown Davenport! Pictured: Brian Guenther, Zaiden Zoeckler, Trent Kopp, Ryan Ridenour. #growingexcellence #davenportcommunityschool #davenporteducation  Read More

Davenport West Senior Abbey Young Selected For All-State Art Team

May 6th, 2023
Davenport West Senior Abbey Young Selected For All-State Art Team

The Davenport West High School Art Department would like to congratulate senior, Abbey Young, on being selected as 1 of only 9 students in the state of Iowa to make the All-State Art Team for the 4A level. Abbey submitted a portfolio of 10 works and an artist statement that was judged by 4 college professors and recognized as outstanding. She will be receiving a plaque for the school in Des Moines on June 25th. If you see Abbey, please congratulate her on this huge accomplishment!  Read More

Davenport West’s Donna Holeman Wins Iowa School Nutrition Association Manager Of The Year

April 27th, 2023
Davenport West's Donna Holeman Wins Iowa School Nutrition Association Manager Of The Year

Congratulations to Donna Holeman, FNS Manager at West High School, for being named School Nutrition Association’s Manager of the Year for the State of Iowa! Donna was nominated for Manager of the Year for the State of Iowa for all she does each day for her students and staff. She strives to provide choices and ensure her students have the freshest and healthiest options for their lunches, while also developing adaptive ways for students to make their own menu choices in the cafeteria. Donna believes in cross training staff and helping them reach higher goals. She teaches with empathy and knows... Read More

Davenport West High School Students Earn Awards

March 14th, 2023
Davenport West High School Students Earn Awards

West High School honored Students of the Month, department awards, and students earning Falcon/Kestral awards. Falcon Awards are given to 11th and 12th graders. Kestrel Awards are given to 9th and 10th graders. (A Kestrel is a small falcon.) Both are given to honor citizenship, leadership, and academics. Students were recognized with a breakfast highlighted by a keynote address given by Laura Engels, Director of Choirs at West High School. Students honored at this breakfast were chosen by teachers for their leadership and personal focus on positive student behaviors at West High School. #growingexcellence... Read More