January 15, 2020

This weekend, starting Friday, Jan. 17, the Bulldogs are hosting the Midwest Shootout, a two-day wrestling tournament.

Many of the top teams in the state will be represented as well as teams from Illinois.

“It is a super fun tournament that we get to host and luckily it...

January 8, 2020

Matthew Speak is a new addition to the special education department. This is his fifteenth year teaching, but it’s his first year teaching at Bettendorf High School. He started his teaching career in Los Angeles, California. 

Before teaching, Speak worked as a counselor...

January 7, 2020

The show choir season premiered for Audio Intensity and Surround Sound on Saturday, Jan 4. 

Iowa High School Show Choir is a coed extracurricular activity that competes against other Iowa high schools. Each show consists of four dances and five songs.

“I’m part of the va...

January 6, 2020

Amanda Bohnert, a new addition to the science department, is teaching both environmental science and earth and space classes this year. Having taught for five years, she started her career teaching anatomy and biology at a high school outside of Louisville, Kentucky. B...

January 3, 2020

Snowball, Bettendorf’s winter dance, is being held Jan 11, 2020. Since last year’s dance was canceled due to weather, the theme of “The Polar Express” will be used again.

“Student Council worked really hard to put the decorations together last year, so I’m excited peopl...

January 2, 2020

Although winter in Iowa can be filled with large amounts of snow and below zero temperatures, weekends can still be filled with joy through these winter activities. 

Frozen Landing, an outdoor ice skating rink, is put on by the city of Bettendorf every winter. It is loc...

January 2, 2020

The next Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)  conference is the Regional Leadership Conference which is a qualification for specific state events and takes place on Jan. 18 at Excelsior Middle School in Marion, Iowa.

Events that students are able to qualify for th...

January 2, 2020

Cream cheese mints

Ingredients list:

1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese recommended

1 tablespoon butter, softened 

3 cups confectioners’ sugar 

2 drops peppermint oil 

Food coloring as desired 


In a large bowl, combine the cream...

January 2, 2020

Looking for a change, Bella Miletich ended her swimming career and started rowing for the Y QC Rowing program. 

Rowing is a team sport that takes place year round. During the outdoor season, Miletich and her teammates compete at rowing competitions. Some of the competit...

December 23, 2019

‘The Knight Before Christmas’

Directed by Monika Mitchell

Starring Vanessa Hudgens as Brooke and Josh Whitehouse as Sir Cole

“The Knight Before Christmas” is as typical of a movie as one that would be seen on Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas. The movie is about a knight,...

December 20, 2019

Best Buddies is a club that continues to break barriers between the general education and special education population by pairing one student from each population to create friendships. 

The president of the club, Gabby Manion, said, “I joined Best Buddies because in el...

December 19, 2019

As the fall season comes to an end, winter sports start practices for their upcoming seasons.  These winter sports include basketball, bowling, boys swimming, and wrestling.

Girls basketball started practicing Nov. 11and has won its first three games against Linn-Mar, C...

December 18, 2019

Although the season did not end the way Bettendorf wanted it to, the Bulldog football team still has plenty to be proud of this year.

The team started the season with a big win over rival Pleasant Valley with a score of 20-6.  This was a big confidence builder for the r...

December 17, 2019

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Ava Rowland, Havyn Fish, Talia Cary, Jon’a Levi, C.J. Eliott and Simon Tracy were selected for the 2019 Iowa High School Music Association All State Music Festival. Alex Obert and Alex Berkenbosch were also selected as alternates. 

The selected stu...

December 16, 2019

If you have ever been to E-bay before school, in between classes, after school, or during class, you have inevitably run into a certain group of people: the PDA couples.

“I saw this couple making out, and it was gross. Leave that at your house. It does not need to happe...

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