December 5, 2019

“Come From Away” has been a smashing hit on Broadway since its release on March. 12, 2017. According to the New York Times its a “big bearhug of a musical” and “allows you to make that move [to Canada] for an eventful 100 minutes.” 

“Come From Away” is a musical based i...

December 4, 2019

The director of global education programs for the World Food Prize, Kelsey Tyrrell, will speak about the organization on Friday, Dec. 6, during PRIDE in Spencer Mesick’s classroom.  Tyrrell directs the Iowa Youth Institute which attracts Iowa high school students to a...

December 4, 2019

Junior Lydia Bloome was awarded Best of Show and first place at the Festival of Trees Nov. 23 for her artwork.

Bloome worked on her pieces in AP Studio Art taught by Tim Solbrig as a part of building her portfolio. Each piece required a week of class time and out of sch...

November 25, 2019

Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and Women’s Chorale will perform at the Festival of Trees Nov. 25 at the River Center. The performance time slot is 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

The Festival of Trees, sponsored by Kwik Star, is known to provide activities for children and their famil...

November 21, 2019

Desiree Rowland, the new addition to the science department, is teaching Honors Chemistry I, Chemistry I, and Chemistry II and has been teaching for nine years. She started her teaching career student teaching at Pleasant Valley High School and started full time teachi...

November 13, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 8, the football team defeated an undefeated Cedar Falls team 24-14 in the UNI Dome for a spot in the state semifinals.

Touchdowns were scored on two runs by Harrison Bey-Buie and a touchdown pass from Joe Byrne to AJ Douglas.

Reed Shea was perfect on PATs...

November 13, 2019

After a disappointing loss in the sub-state game last year, the team is eager to get their season started. 

“It should be a really good season this year. We have a solid team and all the boys want to work hard,” junior Oliver Bakeris said.

    Bakeris played varsity l...

November 8, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 1, the Bulldog football team defeated the Linn-Mar Lions 42-14 in the first round of the 4A playoffs.

Bettendorf started off quick with a 62-yard touchdown run by Harrison Bey-Buie, the point after was good by Reed Shea.

Next, it was the Lions’ turn. On t...

November 7, 2019

Girls cross country ended a successful season as the 14th best in the state on Nov. 2 in Fort Dodge.

Sophomore Hannah Beintema finished in the 28th for individuals and 37th overall with a time of 19:38. 

Junior Samantha Foht, finished 67th overall with a time of 20:06,...

November 6, 2019

Elizabeth Woolley, an English teacher, spent her summer abroad in Indonesia after being granted a Fulbright scholarship. 

Fulbright Teachers for Global Scholarships is funded by the U.S. Department of State and Irex to send American teachers abroad to create intercultur...

November 5, 2019

The co-ed cheer/dance team placed first as grand champions and the Timeout team placed sixth overall. 

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the co-ed cheer/dance team and the Timeout non tumbling team traveled to the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Des Moines State Fair Grounds to co...

October 31, 2019

The National Merit scholarship is a prestigious honor presented to the top one percent of juniors who have taken the PSAT in each state. From Bettendorf, Breanna VerMeer, Oskar Skogman and Jason Jiang have been recognized as commended scholars. Justin Hettlage and Alli...

October 22, 2019

Boys cross country took second place in the MAC championship in Muscatine on Thursday, Oct. 18.

The Bulldogs had a score of 68, behind only Pleasant Valley who scored a 19.  Pleasant Valley has won nine straight MAC titles.

The Bulldogs were led by senior runner, Kyler C...

October 21, 2019

Finals are coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 23- 24. Here are some useful strategies to stay on top of your schoolwork and succeed for first quarter.

  1. Create your own study guide. By creating your own study guide, you’re re-teaching yourself the information...

October 21, 2019

Bettendorf Student Council will host their first Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6-10 p.m. Admission costs $6 and all proceeds go to the Student Hunger Drive.

Students can participate in activities such as painting pumpkins, watching scary movies, enjoying caramel a...

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