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Davenport Sixth Grader Gets Real World Experience As A School Superintendent

February 13th, 2024
Davenport Sixth Grader Gets Real World Experience As A School Superintendent

When you were in sixth grade, what was your dream career? For Davenport Garfield’s 6th grader Tahj Lee, the answer is clear – he wants to be a superintendent! Last week, Davenport Community School District Superintendent Schneckloth sat down with Tahj to share what the responsibilities of a superintendent are and the education to pursue to become one. DCSD is proud to inspire the next generation of educators and hope that Tahj continues to dream big!    Read More

Davenport Community School District Receives STEM BEST® + HD Program Award

January 31st, 2023
Davenport Community School District Receives STEM BEST® + HD Program Award

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ STEM Advisory Council announced Davenport Community School District as one of the 37 school districts joining the STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) + HD (High Demand) Program. The STEM BEST Program brings schools and businesses together to provide students with real workplace experiences, introduce businesses and career opportunities in Iowa and gain career-ready skills. The STEM BEST + HD Program encourages teachers and industry professionals to work side-by-side to develop a work-based learning model that incorporates STEM subjects like mathematics... 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

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

BREAKING: Davenport Schools Vote To Install Mask Mandate, Masks Now Required In All Schools

September 16th, 2021
BREAKING: Davenport Schools Vote To Install Mask Mandate, Masks Now Required In All Schools

BREAKING NEWS: The Davenport School Board voted 5-2 tonight to install a mask mandate for all Davenport Community Schools. TJ Schneckloth, Superintendent of the schools, issued the following statement tonight: Dear DCSD Families and Staff, On Monday, September 13, 2021, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa issued a temporary restraining order regarding the State of Iowa’s current mask requirement ban.  With the issue of this temporary order, until further notice, Iowa school districts can require face masks in schools. Following a special Board meeting on Thursday,... Read More

Davenport Schools Website Offers Free Summer Learning Resources

June 27th, 2021
Davenport Schools Website Offers Free Summer Learning Resources

DAVENPORT, IA – The Davenport Community School District website offers a wealth of free online educational resources, which can be found on the Summer Learning page at https://www.davenportschools.org/summer2021. Media specialists have prepared summer reading lists for students, grades 1 through 12. The lists are divided into groups for grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. These lists will help students and their parents to find enjoyable books, at the right reading level, during the summer months. “Learning doesn’t have to stop during the summer,” said TJ Schneckloth, Superintendent at Davenport... Read More

Engineering Instructors Create Face Shields for Davenport Schools

February 24th, 2021
Engineering Instructors Create Face Shields for Davenport Schools

During the COVID-19 pandemic, creative, intelligent people are being asked to find new ways to meet unexpected challenges. That was the case when West High School teachers Greg Smith and Jason Franzenburg received a request from TJ Schneckloth, Superintendent of Davenport Community School District, back in June 2020. At that time, Schneckloth needed a reliable source of face shields for District employees. Smith and Franzenburg, industrial technology instructors, teach Project Lead the Way Engineering and Career and Technical Education. “TJ was looking for an efficient, creative way to take care... Read More

Quad Cities Chamber Hosts Four Superintendents to Discuss Education Changes

February 5th, 2021
Quad Cities Chamber Hosts Four Superintendents to Discuss Education Changes

Last week, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a new law mandating schools offer 100% in-person education, and on Friday morning, three Iowa Quad-Cities superintendents discussed that impact – as well as other school changes in an online forum hosted by the Quad Cities Chamber. The United Township district superintendent also participated in the webinar on Iowa and Illinois priorities in education. Bettendorf students will return to 100% in person (from a hybrid model) on Tuesday, Feb. 16, said district superintendent Michelle Morse. A recent parent survey showed 83 percent supported returning their... Read More