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Genesis Collecting Donations Of School Supplies To Help Students Starting Monday

July 31st, 2021
Genesis Collecting Donations Of School Supplies To Help Students Starting Monday

Genesis Health System will help area students and families get back to normal when schools reopen, and donations begin at various locations on Monday. So if you want to help out local students in need, please stop by! “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... Read More

Help Local Kids By Stocking The Schools With The First Day Project

July 14th, 2020
Help Local Kids By Stocking The Schools With The First Day Project

During this time of covid uncertainty, children and families don’t need any more turmoil and stress in their lives. That’s what makes The First Day Project so important. And this week, you can help make a child’s first day at school a lot more special by helping The First Day Project. Over 25,000 kids receive free or reduced lunches, and therefore they qualify for free school supplies through the project, which relies on the generosity of locals in the community to help out. The First Day Project used to partner with the Postal Service to collect the school supplies but three... Read More

Quad-Cities United Way Looking For Help To Stock The Schools For First Day Project

July 2nd, 2020
Quad-Cities United Way Looking For Help To Stock The Schools For First Day Project

You can help make a child’s first day at school a lot more special by helping The First Day Project. Over 25,000 kids receive free or reduced lunches, and therefore they qualify for free school supplies through the project, which relies on the generosity of locals in the community to help out. The First Day Project used to partner with the Postal Service to collect the school supplies but three years ago they Postal Service stopped the program and United Way stepped in to help. “In the past, we worked mainly with our business community to collect the items but the need is too great... Read More

Rock Island-Milan Holding Kindergarten Round Up Online

May 16th, 2020
Rock Island-Milan Holding Kindergarten Round Up Online

The Rock Island-Milan School District is holding Kindergarten Round Up virtual style! Children who will be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2020, are eligible to begin school for the 2020-2021 school year. To take a tour and learn more about our elementary schools visit here. Please fill out a short survey to let us know if you have a child that will be attending Kindergarten this fall. Parents can fill out the survey online or print a PDF and drop off at a meal distribution site from 9 – 11 a.m. (Rock Island Academy, Frances Willard, Earl Hanson, Ridgewood, Thomas Jefferson, Longfellow or Rock... Read More

Iowa Quad-Cities Schools Closed Through End Of School Year

April 17th, 2020
Iowa Quad-Cities Schools Closed Through End Of School Year

According to an announcement just made by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, all Iowa schools will remain closed through the end of the school year, with distance learning via computer remaining in place through the end of the curriculum year. Chicago’s NBC 5 just broke the story, and QuadCities.com broke the story locally, that Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will be making an announcement at 2:30 p.m. today closing all Illinois schools through the end of the current curriculum year. According to the Iowa story posted by KWWL News 7 Iowa City, the state school districts will be required to continue... Read More

Young Artists At The Figge!

February 22nd, 2019
Young Artists At The Figge!

The Young Artists Exhibit is running at Davenport’s Figge Museum through the end of March, and QC Scene went to check out some of the awesome artworks by area students on display on the second floor of the museum. Lots of amazing work, excellent creations and cool imagination is on display! Make sure to check it out!    Read More