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18th Street Rehabilitation Project

Work on the 18th Street Rehabilitation Project began Oct. 1. The street will be under construction between Spruce Hills Drive and Tech Drive throughout October. It consists of full depth PCC patching and diamond grinding. Construction will be phased in two stages. Each stage will close two lanes with two-way traffic being moved to the other two lanes. The start date and duration of the project are dependent on weather. For more information, contact the Bettendorf Public Works Department at 563-344-4055.

New SCALE Room featured at Bettendorf Middle School

Bettendorf Middle School is now host to a new SCALE Room. The room is based on the TILE room concept used at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and similar setups around the country. The room is arranged to provide multiple levels of collaborative opportunities, ranging from mobile desks and flexible seating to multiple whiteboard spaces including four interactive whiteboards designed for students to have a hands-on experience. When the room is fully completed, it also will include accessibility features like a throwable microphone to amplify voices and two television screens to allow students to see presentations from any space in the room.

This room was funded through a Scott County Regional Authority Grant.

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School PTA hosts 3rd annual Trivia Night

Thomas Jefferson PTA will host a trivia night featuring teams of eight players Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Knights of Columbus, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with play beginning at 7 p.m. Participants may bring food with drinks available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit Bettendorf Community Outreach. For more information or to register, contact Molly at Tickets cost $10 each.

Bettendorf High School to hold Child Development Classes

Bettendorf High School will hold child development classes from 10-11 a.m. on multiple dates throughout the year. This class for children 2-4 years will give high school students a chance to observe children at various stages of development. There will be planned activities as well as free play to observe student-child, student-caregiver and parent interaction. Activities and snacks will be provided. The caregiver/parent needs to be present during play time and younger siblings also may attend.

Dates are as follows:

October 4, 11 and 18

December 6, 13 and 20

February 21 and 28, March 7

May 9, 16 and 23

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kieffer at


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