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Accepting Applications for 4-Year-Old Preschool

We are now accepting applications for 2019-2020 4-Year-Old Preschool.

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Administration Center Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm | Friday: 7:30 am - 4 pm

Summer Hours - June 10 - August 2
Monday - Thursday: 7 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 -11:30 am

Student Day
Preschool: MT & NA 8:30 am - 1:30 pm | GW & TJ 8:45 am - 1:45 pm (Wed. Release 1:20 pm)
Elementary: 8:30 am - 3:20 pm (Wed. Early Release - 2:30 pm)
Middle School: 7:55 am - 2:56 pm (Wed. Early Release - 2 pm)
High School: 8:10 am - 3:20 pm (Wed. Early Release - 2:10 pm)


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Four positions in the seven-member Bettendorf Board of Education will be up for election this November. Learn more

  • Aug. 26: First day to file nomination papers with board secretary
  • Sept. 19: Last day to file nomination papers
  • Sept. 24: Last day candidates may withdraw; last day to file objections
  • Nov. 5: Election day - 7 am - 8 pm

Accepting Applications for 2019-2020 4-Year-Old Preschool Program

2019-2020 MT/TJ Elementary Schools Transition Plan

We are on track to open the new Mark Twain School to students in January 2020. The district has evaluated options for the completion of the new building as well as demolition of existing school and required site work. Please see information sheets about the plans for the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year that will answer many questions. 2019-2020 MT/ TJ Transition Packet | Additional Questions & Answers - Feb. 20 Meeting

Category: Board Minutes

June 17 - School Board Meeting - Minutes & Audio

Link to the minutes and audio for the June 17 board meeting.

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BHS Students Awarded Seal of Bilteracy

Congratulations to our 17 BHS students awarded the Iowa Seal of Biliteracy!

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June 3 - Board Committee of the Whole Meeting - Minutes & Audio

Link to the minutes and audio for the June 3 board committee of the whole meeting.

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June 17 - School Board Meeting - Agenda

View the agenda for the June 17 school board meeting.

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Category: District News

Mark Twain Elementary Moving Sale - June 13

Don't miss the Mark Twain Elementary moving sale - 12 - 3 pm on Thursday, June 13

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Honoring Our 2019 Retirees

Please join us in honoring our 2019 retires for their dedication and years of service.

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Congratulations to the BCSD Employees of the 4th Quarter

Congratulations to the BCSD Employees of the 4th Quarter!

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May 20 - Board Meeting - Minutes & Audio

Link to the minutes and audio for the May 20 board meeting.

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BHS StuCo Earns 2019 National Gold Council of Excellence Award

Congratulations to the BHS Student Council for earning the 2019 National Gold Council of Excellence Award!

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Iowa School Performance Profiles Updated

The IA Department of Education announced new features have been added to school accountability reporting system.

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Lindsey Burken Named BCSD Employee of the 4th Quarter

Congratulations to BCSD Medicaid Nurse Lindsey Burken for being named one of the BCSD Employees of the 4th Quarter.

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Summer Meals for 1-18-year-olds @ Neil Armstrong

BCSD will have a summer meal site for 1-18 year-olds at Neil Armstrong Elementary. Check out the dates and times!

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BHS CTE Red Carpet Night

Congratulations to the students honored at the BHS CTE Red Carpet Night!

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May 14 - Special Board Meeting - Minutes & Audio

Link to the minutes and audio for the May 14 special board meeting.

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2019 District Satisfaction Survey - Results

Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 District Satisfaction Survey!

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Motion to Consider Termination of Superintendent Failed

At May 14 meeting, board motion to consider the termination of Superintendent Mike Raso failed.

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May 14 - Special Board Meeting - Emergency Closed Session - Agenda

View the agenda for the May 14 Special Board Meeting - Emergency Closed Session

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May 14 - Special Board Meeting - Agenda

View the agenda for the May 14 Special Board Meeting.

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Iowa DE Seeking Input for Career and Technical Education Standards

The Iowa Department of Education is seeking the public’s input on proposed standards for career and technical education (CTE).

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Grit! 5th Grade Track Meet

May 9 BCSD 5th-grade students came together for the annual 5th Grade Track Meet!

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Looking for Volunteers to Help Move - June 10-12

June 10th - 12th we will be moving classrooms and the offices out of Mark Twain and we need your help!

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Mississippi River Flood Donation Center Opening May 10

The Flood Donation Center will be a location for individuals to donate items, and to receive items.

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Mobile Food Pantry - April & May 2019

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2019 School Board Election - November 5

Information about the 2019 School Board Election - Tuesday, November 5.

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School Nurse Day - May 8

Join us in recognizing the contributions our school nurses make every day to improve the health and success of our students!

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Category: Board Agenda

May 6 - Board Committee of the Whole Meeting - Agenda

View the agenda for the May 6 board committee of the whole meeting.

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Teacher Appreciation Week - May 6-10

Join us for honoring our teachers for changing the lives of students every day!

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May is School Board Recognition Month

​Thank you to our school board “Superheroes for Public Education” for the incredible work they do!

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Principals Day - May 1

Please join us in taking time to thank our principals for all they do on School Principals' Day!

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Category: Board Minutes

April 24 - Special Board Meeting Facility Work Session - Minutes & Audio

Link to the minutes and audio for the April 24 facilities board work session.

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BCSD Students Place in State National History Day Contest

Congratulations to our TJ, BMS & BHS students who participated in the State National History Day competition!

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Retirement Celebration - Barb Jordan - May 16

Please join us for a retirement celebration for Barb Jordan on Thursday, May 16!

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District Plans to Sell TJ Property to Applestone Homes, Inc.

At the May 6 board meeting, directors will vote on the approval of the sale of the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School property f…

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MT Open House - Celebration of 1956 Building - May 9

Join us for a public open house for the original Mark Twain Elementary building.

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Thomas Jefferson Jubilee Weekend - May 3-4

Please join us for the Thomas Jefferson Jubilee Weekend - May 3 & 4

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Portrait of a Graduate Update - April 2019

The committee is currently in Phase 3 working to gather input from stakeholders to create our plan.

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Joyce Jackson Retirement Celebration - May 30

Please join us in honoring Joyce Jackson for her 59 years of service!

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Administrative Professionals' Day - April 24

Thank you all our administrative assistant for all they do to support our district!

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Category: Board Agenda

April 24 - Special Board Meeting - Agenda

View the agenda for the April 24 special board meeting - facilities work session.

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Category: Board Minutes

April 15 - School Board Meeting - Minutes & Audio

Link to the minutes and audio for the April 15 board meeting.

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Public Schools Volunteer Week - April 22-26

Please join us in thanking our volunteers for all they do!

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5th & 6th Grade Students Selected for Coe College Honor Band

Fourteen BCSD 5th & 6th-grade students were selected to take part in the Coe College Honor Band.

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PN Young Writers Conference

On Friday, April 12, PN hosted their annual Young Writers Conference.

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Collier Named BCSD Director of Finance & Business Services

Please join us in welcoming Brietta Collier to the position of BCSD Director of Finance & Business Services. She begins on June …

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BCSD Invites Community to Participate in District Satisfaction Survey

We would like to know how we are doing and where we can improve.

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BCSD Employees of the 3rd Quarter

Congratulations to our Employees of the 3rd Quarter: Perry Bentsen, Kitty Clingingsmith, and Jackie Leathers

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Category: Board Minutes

April 1 - Board Committee of the Whole Meeting - Minutes

Link to the minutes and audio for the April 1 board meeting.

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Associate Principals Week - April 8-12

Please join us in thanking our associate principals for all they do!

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Looking for Your Support in Fighting Childhood Diabetes

Join the BCSD nurses in the fight against diabetes in supporting the JDRF One Walk

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MT & TJ Come Together to Sign Beam for New School

Mark Twain and Thomas Jefferson came together to put their stamp on the new school by signing one of the steel beams.

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District Wellness Meeting - April 23

​The district wellness meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 3:00 PM at the district administration office.

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BCSD Sets Property Tax at $13.06

Board approves the 2019-2020 levy rate of $13.06 per $1,000 taxable valuation, a $0.90 decrease.

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​New School on MT Campus to Remain Mark Twain Elementary

​The new school being built on the Mark Twain campus will remain named Mark Twain Elementary.

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Little Bulldog Show Choir Camp - June 1

Inviting 4th - 6th grade students to see what show choir is all about.

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Category: Board Agenda

April 1 - Board Committee of the Whole Meeting - Agenda

Check out the agenda for the Monday, April 1, board committee of the whole meeting.

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BHS Theatre Presents "The Wizard of Oz" - April 11-14

Don't miss the Bettendorf High School production of "The Wizard of Oz" - April 11-14

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Category: District Notice

No Early Release - March 28 | No School - March 29

Just a reminder that Thursday is a regular school day and Friday is a NO SCHOOL day.

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Board Minutes & Audio - March 4

Link to the minutes and audio for the March 4 board meeting.

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BHS Dance Marathon - March 28

Dance Marathon to benefit Children's Miracle Network - more than just dancing!

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Board Minutes & Audio - March 18

Link to the minutes and audio for the March 18 board meeting.

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March 18 - School Board Meeting - Agenda

Check out the agenda for the Monday, March 18, school board meeting.

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Category: District News

NA PTA Trivia Night – March 22

Join the Neil Armstrong PTA for Trivia Night on Friday, March 22.

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BCSD Battle of the Books 2019

Congratulations to all our students who took part in the 2019 Battle of the Books competition!

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BMS Honors Program Information

Learn more about the Bettendorf Middle School honors program

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BCSD Students Qualify for State National History Day Competition

Congratulations to all our National History Day Competition participants!

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BCSD Students Perform in Honor Band

BCSD 5th & 6th grade band students performed with the State Young Musician’s Honor Band on February 16.

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Board Minutes & Audio - Feb. 19

Link to the minutes and audio for the Feb. 19 board meeting.

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BCSD Employees of the 2nd Quarter

Congratulations to the BCSD Employees of the 2nd Quarter!

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BMS Introduces Read & Ride

The BMS library media center has introduced a “Read & Ride” option in the library.

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Category: District Notice

Accepting RFPs for the Sale of Thomas Jefferson

The district is now accepting requests for proposals for the sale of Thomas Jefferson Elementary

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Category: District News

School Counselors Week - Feb 4-8

Join us in honoring our counselors during National School Counselors Week - Feb. 4-8

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Category: District Notice

No School - Monday, Jan. 21

No School on Monday, Jan. 21 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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The Moxie Strings with Special Guests Bettendorf Orchestras – Jan. 24

The Bettendorf Community School District proudly presents The Moxie Strings with special guests Bettendorf Orchestras!

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State Release of ESSA School Performance Profiles

The state has released new information on school performance.

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2019-2020 School Year Calendar

The 2019-2020 School Year Calendar is now available!

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Bett STEM Expo - Jan. 26

The Bett STEM Expo is an annual event featuring fun and educational science, technology, engineering and math activities for kid…

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Nelson and Connelly Named BCSD Employees of the 1st Quarter

Congratulations to Bob Connelly and Rhonda Nelson for being selected at the BCSD Employees of the 1st Quarter!

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Dec. 11 G.O. Bond Referendum - Does Not Pass

The referendum was declined by voters with 35.6% of the vote for and 64.4% against the proposed property tax increase.

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Bett Robodog Teams Qualify for State

At the regional competition on Dec. 9, the 5th/6th and 7th/8th teams successfully qualified for the state competition

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​BHS Seniors Recognized by the National Merit Scholarship

Congratulations to Logan Quick, Semifinalist; Sheldon Deng and Emma Doyle, commended scholars in the 2018 National Merit Scholar…

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BHS Ranks 25th in the State of Iowa - 57 Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

Bettendorf High School recently ranked #25 in the Iowa AP Index for the Top 50 Schools. 57 Students Earn AP Scholar Awards.

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Elizabeth Woolley Selected for Fulbright Teacher Program

BHS Language Arts Teacher Elizabeth Woolley has been selected for participation in the 2018-2019 Fulbright Teachers for Global C…

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Looking for Guest Teachers and Paraeducators

Do you know someone who is looking for a part-time position supporting student learning?

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BHS Christmas Star Program - Dec. 10-16

The Donald A Schaefer Planetarium will be showing their annual Christmas Star program Dec. 10-16 at 7 pm.

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Thank You for Your Patience & Understanding Today

Please be mindful of the responsibility each of us has in promoting a safe, supportive school district.

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American Education Week - Nov. 12-16

Celebrating public education and honoring all our staff for making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality …

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Twelve BCSD Students Selected for Iowa Jr. Honors Orchestra

Congratulations to our BCSD 7th-9th-grade students for being selected to participate in Iowa Junior Honors Orchestra 2018!

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BHS Students Selected for All-State Festival Concert - Nov. 17

Thirteen BHS music students were selected for the 2018 All-State Music Festival Concert - Saturday, Nov. 17.

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Category: Board Agenda

Nov. 5 - Board Annual Meeting/Committee of the Whole - Agenda

View the agenda for the Monday, Nov. 5, Annual Board & Committee of the Whole Meetings

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4th Grade Orchestra Concert - Nov. 5

Join the 4th Grade Orchestra for their first concert with the BHS Chamber Orchestra

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5th-12th Orchestra Hauntcert - Nov. 1

Don't miss the BCSD 5th - 12th-grade Orchestra Hauntcert on Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Bettendorf High School Performing Arts Cent…

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It's All Greek to Me

BCSD 4th & 5th-grade ELP students working together to explore advanced math, science, language arts and engineering concepts.

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TJ Night @ Chipotle - Nov. 12

Come into the Chipotle at 5270 Elmore Avenue Suite 3 in Davenport on Monday, Nov. 12 and help support Thomas Jefferson.

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School Bus Safety Week Oct. 22-26

October 22-26 is National School Bus Safety Week! Please join us in honoring our transportation staff for all they do.

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Category: District Notice

Used iPad Sale - Oct. 26

The district will be selling used iPads Friday, October 26, 8-10 am at Bettendorf High School.

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Matthew Garside Named Individual Golf State Champion

Congratulations to BHS Senior Matthew Garside for being named the Individual Golf State Champion!

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BHS Band Showcase Night - Oct. 18

Join the BHS Band for Showcase Night - 9th Band | Varsity Marching Band | BHS Drumline on Thursday, Oct. 18

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Category: District Notice

If you see something. Say something.

Public safety is everyone's responsibility. If you see suspicious activity, report it.

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Mark Twain Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Building

On Thursday, Oct. 4, Mark Twain Elementary hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of their new school.

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Elementary Math Night Family Fun

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October is National Principals Month

Please join us this October in honoring the hard work and dedication of our principals!

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​Iowans Invited to Give Input on Children's Mental Health Services

Iowans are invited to provide input on children’s mental health needs at regional listening posts scheduled statewide beginning …

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Involving Students in Interactive Learning - New SCALE Room

Getting students as involved as possible as the teacher facilitates the experience and interacts with the groups.

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Groundbreaking for Mark Twain Elementary - Oct. 4

Please join us for the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new Mark Twain Elementary - 10 am Thursday, October 4…

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Elem Family Math Night - Oct. 2

Join us for a fun-filled math learning night with learning stations to explore ways to support your student with math.

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TJ Trivia Night - Oct. 13

Join the Thomas Jefferson PTA for a trivia night to benefit Bettendorf Community Schools Outreach Program.

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Challenge 5 Perfect Attendance Day - Sept. 13

Join us on Thursday, September 13, for Challenge 5 Perfect Attendance Day!

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BHS and John Deere Host Career Event

John Deere BERG and Bettendorf High School staff coordinated a career event for area high school sophomores.

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BHS 2018 Homecoming T-Shirts - Orders Due Sept. 11

2018 BHS Homecoming t-shirt order forms are now available! Order by Sept. 11.

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Category: District Notice

MT Bid Release 2 Public Hearing - Sept. 17

BCSD will conduct a public hearing for the New Mark Twain Elementary School construction project.

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Category: District Notice

Sept. 3 - No School - Labor Day

No school Monday, Sept. 3 in honor of Labor Day. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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District Aware of North Scott Incident

​North Scott Junior High has been on lockdown this morning (Aug. 31). We are aware of and monitoring the situation.

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4th-Grade Orchestra Sign Up

4th-grade students can now begin signing up for orchestra!

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5th Grade Band Instrument Try-Outs

Fifth grade band instrument try-outs are scheduled for Thursday, August 30; Tuesday, September 4; and Wednesday, September 5

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Teachers Attend History Day Workshop

A group of teachers attended a National History Day workshop hosted by the Iowa State Historical Society.

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Advertisement for Bids

Advertisement for bids for mass excavation, site utilities, and foundations for new Mark Twain Elementary

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District Opens Stunning New Elementary School

The district hosted a ribbon cutting and open house for the new Grant Wood Elementary School on Aug. 21.

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Plans Underway for New Mark Twain Elementary School

Plans are underway for the new 3-section school at Mark Twain Elementary School. Check out the designs!

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Superintendent Message Re. TJ & MT Consolidation

Superintendent Raso letter to parents, staff and community regarding the consolidation of Thomas Jefferson and Mark Twain Elemen…

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Board Approves Consolidation of TJ with MT

Directors approved a motion to close Thomas Jefferson and consolidate the TJ students with Mark Twain Elementary.

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Grant Wood Elementary Ribbon Cutting/Open House - Aug. 21

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting & Open House for the new Grant Wood Elementary School.

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Looking for School Improvement Advisory Committee Members

The district is looking for representatives to serve on the BCSD School Improvement Advisory Committee.

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Bulldog Booster All Purpose & Football Passes

The Bulldog Booster All Purpose & Football Passes for parents and community members are now available to purchase for the 2018-2…

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BMS National History Day Trivia Night - Oct. 6

​Come show off your smarts at BMS Trivia Night on Oct. 6 at 7 pm at the Knights of Columbus.

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Mesick Working with US Army Corps of Engineers

Spencer Mesick, life science teacher at BHS is spending six weeks expanding his STEM careers and job skills knowledge at US Arm…

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Discussion/Vote to Close Thomas Jefferson to be on August 6 Bettendorf Board Agenda

Superintendent Raso is proposing a consolidation of Thomas Jefferson Elementary with the new Mark Twain Elementary.

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