Fire/EMS Career Exploring Program

The Coal Valley Fire Department is looking for motivated students ages 15-20 who have a passion for helping others and who are interested in learning more about the exciting world of fire-fighting and emergency rescue!

Join us at the Coal Valley Fire Protection building on 18th Ave. in Coal Valley on Wednesday, October 3rd anytime between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to learn about our Fire/Rescue Exploring program.

Do you want to get your hands dirty? Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of members in your community? This is the program for you.

Don’t live in Coal Valley? No problem. This is the perfect opportunity for students at Moline, UT, Rock Island, and other local schools. Family and friends are welcome. If you are under the age of 18, please bring a parent to this informational meeting.  Questions? Email  or Call/Text (563) 349-8051


HomeGoods is hiring for their new location in Davenport.  Visit their hiring event to apply: Tuesday – Saturday on September 25-29 from 9am-6pm, and Monday-Friday on October 1-5 from 9am-6pm.  Address: Holiday Inn and Suites, 4215 Elmore Ave., Davenport, Iowa.

Senior Star

Senior Star is hiring servers in the food and beverage department. Pay is $10 dollars an hour, hours are 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Please call (563-484-9942) for more information.

Quad City College Fair

Explore The Possibilities

Visit With Over 60 Colleges and Universities

Monday, October 8

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

St. Ambrose University – Rogalski Center

For a current list of participating colleges and universities, please visit:

Pre-Register for the College Fair at

You will be able to easily provide your contact information to colleges of your choice during the fair using a simple QR code on your phone.

For details about this event please contact Ms. Kelly Bush in Student Services.

Iowa Student Loan

Iowa Student Loan offers several free college funding opportunities as incentives for students and families to adequately prepare for college expenses. With three different programs offering a total of more than $100,000 in awards for the 2018-2019 school year, students and families can earn college cash while learning valuable information.

About the Programs

Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway

Dates: Sept. 4-Oct. 21

Open to: Parents and guardians of Iowa students in grades 6-12.

Awards: Fifty $1,000 deposits into College Savings Iowa accounts.

Requirements: Visit the Parent Handbook guide for important college financing information and enter contact information to register for a random drawing.

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Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

Dates: Oct. 22-Feb. 22

Open to: Iowa high school seniors who will attend college in fall 2019.

Awards: Thirty $2,000 college scholarships plus $250 to each recipient’s high school.

Requirements: Register online and then follow emailed instructions to complete two online components and a related assessment.  Scholarships are awarded to the 30 students with the highest scores.

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College Funding Forecaster Giveaway

Dates: March 18-April 30

Open to: Iowa high school seniors attending college in fall 2019 and their parents or guardians.

Awards: Ten $1,000 awards sent directly to each student’s college for fall 2019.

Requirements: Complete the College Funding Forecaster tool to estimate total college cost over four years and enter contact information to register for a random drawing.

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Upcoming College Visits

The following college representatives will be visiting AHS in the cafeteria during both A and B lunch. If you are interested in attending any of these colleges, please stop by and speak with these representatives.

  • Iowa School of Beauty, Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Western Illinois University, Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Michigan Technological University, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • University of Iowa, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • Monmouth College, Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • University of Notre Dame, Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Central College, Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • Kirkwood Community College, Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Hawkeye Community College, Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Scott Community College, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

National Merit Scholarship Program

Congratulations to Nicholas Carber for qualifying as a National Merit Semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Nicholas has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

ACT And SAT Exam Preparation Courses

Black Hawk College will be hosting ACT and SAT Exam Preparation courses. These courses are designed to help increase student exam performance by reviewing test taking tips and the four sections including Reading, Math, English, and Science.  This course examines calculator usage and includes practice tests and study guide.  For more information call 309-793-8223 or go to: