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Hockey players celebrate a goal at the Life Fitness Center during the 2017 Bettendorf Winter Carnival.

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 activities planned for the children as well as free play and student-child and student-caregiver or parent interaction. Activities and snacks will be provided.

Dates are as follows:

February 14, 21 and 28

For more information or to register, call Elizabeth Kieffer at 563-332-7001 or email

Rivermont Collegiate Announces Scholarship Contest

Rivermont Collegiate will hold a scholarship contest for new students applying to 4th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Currently, the school has fewer students in third grade, and is offering scholarships to boost that classes' enrollment.

Rivermont Collegiate is a preschool through 12th grade college preparatory school serving high-achieving, academically driven students.

Scholarships will be reactivated every year, through 8th grade. There will be one 75 percent scholarship, two 50 percent scholarships and three 25 percent scholarships awarded. Winners of the scholarships may also be eligible for financial aid.

The scholarship application deadline is Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The school will hold an Academic Open House 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at the school. The school is located at 1821 Sunset Drive in Bettendorf. For more information, call 563-359-1366 or visit

Bettendorf students art to be displayed at the Figge Art Museum

Several Bettendorf students will have artwork displayed at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, as part of the Young Artists at the Figge series. During this exhibit series art students from area school districts display artwork in the Community Gallery. There will be an open house with free admission and activities for the entire Young Artists series 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

The artwork will be on display from Saturday, Feb. 2 to Sunday, Feb. 10 with a recognition day for students Sunday, Feb. 3. Admission for the recognition day will be free for the student artists, teachers, family and friends. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Thursday evenings until 9 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission to the Figge costs $10 adults, $6 senior citizens/students with IDs, $4 children ages 4-12 years, free for museum members and everyone on Thursdays 5-9 p.m.

Bettendorf to hold third annual Winter Carnival in February

The City of Bettendorf will host its third annual Winter Carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2 at various locations around the city.

Indoor activities

Bettendorf Library

Activities and crafts with:

  • Nahant Marsh
  • The Figge Art Museum
  • Navigators USA
  • Artist Angie Kilmer
  • Master gardeners
  • Creation Studio Residency with calligrapher Amy Nielsen
  • Little Hands Site with activities for ages 5 or younger

For more information, visit

Family Museum

(Activities are free with $5 gallery admission for the day)

  • Make a snowflake in the art studio
  • Play with pretend snow
  • Make a snowman with model magic in the clay studio

Life Fitness Center

  • Pom-pom hockey
  • Snowman bowling
  • Rubber ducky ring toss
  • Snowflake drop
  • Pin the nose on the snowman
  • Snowbell toss
  • Snowball fight
  • Winter coloring station
  • Winter wonderland photo station
  • Make-a-mask craft

Outside activities (weather permitting)

Faye’s Field

  • Snow obstacle course
  • Snow painting

Palmer Hills Golf Course

  • Sledding
  • Cross country skiing (limited ski rental or bring your own)

Frozen Landing

  • Ice skating (skate rentals are $2, and if you bring your own, skating is free)

All activities are free and open to all ages.

Shuttle service will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will make the following stops every 10 minutes.

  • Learning Campus (between Family Museum and library)
  • Palmer Hills Golf Course (upper parking lot behind the Pro Shop)
  • Life Fitness Center (parking lot across from the Life Fitness Center)
  • Frozen Landing (parking lot between Frozen Landing and Splash Landing)

Pleasant Valley Junior High begins course registration for 2019-2020

Pleasant Valley Junior High School will begin preparing for the 2019-2020 school year with course registration. The following information is available to help parents and students.

Incoming 7th grade students:

Parents of sixth grade students entering seventh grade are invited to attend a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Junior High in Gym A. Students are encouraged to attend this overview of the junior high offerings. Course registration and course information will be provided to sixth grade students at the elementary conferences on Feb. 28 and March 5.

Incoming 8th grade students:

Students in seventh grade will receive course registration materials during the school day on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Counselors will discuss the course registration process with the students.

Incoming 9th grade students:

Students in eighth grade will receive high school course registration materials during the school day on Monday, Feb. 11. Counselors will discuss the course registration process with the students.

Parents of eighth grade students entering ninth grade this fall are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12 for students whose last names begin with A-J and Thursday, Feb. 14 for students whose last names begin with K–Z. the meetings will take place at 7 p.m. each night in the Pleasant Valley High School Theater. Students are encouraged to attend.

New students to the PV District:

Students enrolled in another school district, but who plan to enroll at Pleasant Valley Junior High School for the 2019-2020 school year, should contact the Junior High Counseling Office at 563-332-0202 to begin registration and course selection.

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