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.

Senior Parents – FASFA Information

Hello senior parents,

If your student is going to college next year, an important step in the process begins October 1. The first step of the financial aid process is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA determines a student’s eligibility for Federal Pell Grants, and guarantees every student an opportunity for federal student loans. It is recommended that every student file the FAFSA form.

The FAFSA form becomes available on October 1st — which means you can file the FAFSA next week! Every college or university has its own deadline for the FAFSA — some as early as December 1st — so check out to find the priority dates for the schools your student is applying to.

This year senior families should use 2017 taxes to file the FAFSA for the 2018-19 school year. The FAFSA is solely based off of 2017 taxes, so you won’t have to update the FAFSA with 2018 taxes. Visit to file the form.

The extended timeline is beneficial to families because it will allow students to receive their financial aid award letters earlier in the spring semester. This will give students more time to make a final decision about where they want to go to school. Students may receive financial aid award letters as early as January or February, and they still have until May 1st to make their final decisions.

If you have questions about paying for college, or would like free help filing your FAFSA, the Iowa College Access Network offers free resources for college planning and financial aid. You can visit their website, to schedule an appointment, or call their toll free number, 877-272-4692 to talk to an advisor.

You can also visit a FAFSA Ready Iowa event which offers free assistance without an appointment. Visit to find a location near you.

Stay on top of the process, and file your FAFSA as soon as possible!

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.

Start at:


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.

Start at:


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.

Start at:

Notre Dame Bus Trip – Saturday, October 13

Come and visit the beautiful campus of the University of Notre Dame! On Saturday, October 13,  the Notre Dame Club of the Quad Cities will be driving round trip leaving early morning from the Schnucks parking lot.

The Club’s allotment of football game tickets  (against the Pitt Panthers) have already been sold, but there remain 10 seats on the bus for anyone who would like to visit campus or who can find their own tickets to the game.

The round trip bus package (excluding game tickets) is $65 and includes the coach and driver, a tailgate lunch and selection of beverages including bottled water, assorted soft drinks and beer.

Please contact Rob McMonagle at (563) 343-1291  to reserve your seats or to ask questions. His email is: After Rob confirms that you have a seat on the bus, please make checks  payable to Notre Dame Club of the Quad Cities and send to Robert McMonagle, 1810 East River Drive, Davenport, IA 52803.


The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) tests will be given at Assumption High School on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM  If you are interested in taking the PSAT tests, please register by Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by paying the $16 registration fee in Student Services and picking up a PSAT study guide.  (Checks can be made out to Assumption High School) For more information on the PSAT/MNSQT test, visit their website at