Congratulations to all the Pleasant Valley first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge on Saturday, March 4! Over 280 of our little readers read 10 books in one month and as a reward, were given certificates of achievement, their very own plush Booker Bear, and were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Library for their reading efforts!… Read More


Congratulations to all the Bettendorf first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge this year! Over 289 Bettendorf first graders met the challenge by reading ten books in one month– awesome job first graders! Students along with their families were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 25 where each student was awarded with a… Read More


Congratulations to all the North Scott first graders who completed the Scottie Reads Reading Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 11! This is the 8th year for the Scottie Reads Program, challenging all of the North Scott first graders to read 10 books in one month. This year, 201 first graders completed the challenge and were invited along with their… Read More


Congratulations to all the Bettendorf first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge this year! Over 275 Bettendorf first graders met the challenge by reading ten books in one month– awesome job first graders! Students along with their families were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Public Library where each student was awarded with a certificate of achievement and given… Read More


Congratulations to all the Pleasant Valley first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge this year! These little readers read 10 whole books in one month and as a reward, were given certificates of achievement, a stuffed teddy bear, and were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Library for their reading efforts! Way to go first graders! Readers even… Read More


Congratulations to all the North Scott first graders who completed the Scottie Reads Program! This is the 7th year for the Scottie Reads Program, challenging all of the North Scott first graders to read 10 books in one month. Those who completed the challenge were invited along with their immediate family to a pizza party at Ed White Elementary… Read More


As the grown-ups prepare for New Year’s Eve, the kids got to celebrate today at the Family Museum’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration!  Jumpin’ George was on hand to celebrate the last day of the year and get his picture taken with all his new friends who attended this awesome event.  As the countdown got closer… Read More


Congratulations to all the Moline first graders who completed The Grrreat Tiger Tales Reading Challenge and read 10 books in one month! Way to go! Over 300 Moline first graders met the challenge and those in attendance were treated to a pizza party at the Moline Public Library where they were recognized in front of… Read More


The Inaugural Paul Lensmeyer Golf Outing took place on Monday, Sept. 28 at The Rock Island Arsenal Golf Course.  This golf outing was a way to raise money for the recently established Ascentra Credit Union Foundation, which was created in honor of Ascentra’s late CEO, Paul Lensmeyer. His vision and testament of always listening, caring,… Read More