Here is the latest discussion on Davenport school closures and what's coming next.
Because you're never too old.
Bellevue claimed third place, Wapello finished a few points back in fourth place and Calamus-Wheatland also competed in Class I Novelty on Wendesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at the Iowa State Dance Championships 2023 in Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.
Harris-Lake Park claimed third place, West Monona was fourth and Durant, Wapello, Riverside and Treynor also competed on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at the Iowa State Dance Championships 2023 in Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
West Fork and Mason City Newman Catholic finished 1-2, respectively, in Class II Hip Hop; Council Bluffs St. Albert claimed second place in Class I Hip Hop; and Easton Valley also competed in Class II on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Iowa State Dance Championships 2023 at Wells Fargo Arena in D…
Harris-Lake Park and Remsen St. Mary's in Class I Pom and Kingsley-Pierson and Council Bluffs St. Albert in Class II Pom were among the teams that competed Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the Iowa State Dance Championships 2023 in Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.
A roundup of key highlights and agenda items from recent local school board meetings:
Are you as history rich as these sixth graders?
A vote to determine school closures in Davenport is nearing, though the portion impacting Walcott is now off-the-table. The district's long-range facility plan will go to the board for final discussion this Monday, Dec. 5 at the district's committee of the whole meeting, preceded by a special call open forum from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. The board will vote on the proposed K-5, 6-8 grade configuration pathway on Monday, Dec. 12—a decision that will confirm the closure of Washington, Buchanan and Monroe Elementary Schools effective fall 2023.
Moline Breakfast Optimist Club members distributed 70 brand-new winter coats, hats and mittens and 65 pairs of shoes to preschoolers on Wednesday for its annual "Shoes and Clothes that Fit" project. The Optimists have collaborated with Jefferson Early Learning Center for the project for over seventeen years, working with the school to identify students in need of shoes or winter clothes.
Davenport-based Palmer College of Chiropractic is hitting record enrollment numbers.
Augustana College alumnus Nelly Cheboi is one of 10 nominees in the running for the 2022 CNN Hero of the Year award. She describes her time at Augustana College as "transformational" and regards the Quad-Cities as home.
A roundup of recent school board leadership appointments from local school districts' annual organizational meetings.
Western Illinois University physics and mathematics alumnus Dr. Michael Baxa will deliver a lecture titled "The Importance of Protein Dynamics: From Folding to Function and Everything in Between" at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5 in room 212 of the Quad-City campus's Riverfront Hall. Baxa works as a staff scientist at the University of Chicago's biochemistry and molecular biology department.
In an area with multiple large rivers, school officials often have a sturdy defense for sinking large amounts of money into aging school swimming pools.
As school districts get started after a needed Thanksgiving break, here's a brief overview of upcoming school board meeting agenda items to look out for:
The third floor of Sudlow Intermediate got a makeover as its 8th-grade students finished a six-day-long mural project, collaborating with local muralist Sarah Robb of artsBASICS.
A roundup of key highlights and agenda items from recent local school board meetings
Students worked to finish their collaborative mural entitled, Courage and Identity, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at Sudlow Intermediate School in Davenport.
East Moline is considering selling its riverfront Visitor Center at the Quarter to Living Lands and Waters for just under $50,000.
The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust awarded Western Illinois University a $136,919 grant to equip and expand science laboratories at its Quad-Cities campus to help meet the region's need for STEM-focused college graduates and provide more hands-on experience to prepare students for careers in the industry.
Davenport schools made a change in its venue for the Class of 2023 graduation ceremonies—the decision also prompting date changes for the district's respective high schools. Class of 2023 ceremonies will now take place at the Vibrant Arena at the Mark, the exception being Mid City High School, whose ceremony will be held at the Central Performing Arts Center.
Workers for jobs in the trades are in high demand, and Quad-City high schoolers got another look this week at how they might match up with the many open positions.
Ridgewood Elementary School in Rock Island will host its annual Vendor Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 19. The school's student council holds the fair each year to raise money for Toys for Tots and QC Paws.
An East Moline teen is on the verge of college graduation — at 18.
A new local car show - Hot Roddin' for Scholars - recently raised and donated $4,000 to the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation, creating a new scholarship for students with financial needs. The new annual scholarship will be awarded for the first time in Fall 2023 and will benefit several students each year.
Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Student Services is hosting a virtual Turkey Trot 5K Run through this Saturday, Nov. 19. Those interested in participating can use the app of their choice to record their distance and times. Participants can then screenshot their run and email it to graduate assistant Blake Haas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The kickoff presentation of Augustana College's new Global Lecture Series was delivered by socio-political activist Arun Gandhi, grandson of international ethicist Mahatma Gandhi. He shared his grandfather's message of non-violence and channeling one's anger for good, also diving into the impact of social and economic disparities while offering solutions.