"Headmaster for a Day" In Bettendorf - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

"Headmaster for a Day" In Bettendorf

Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Suspect Identified In Rock Island Shooting

    UPDATE: Suspect Identified In Rock Island Shooting

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:34:39 GMT
    The Rock Island Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Brandon Montrece Brooks of Rock Island for Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Discharge of a firearm.More >>
    The Rock Island Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Brandon Montrece Brooks of Rock Island for Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Discharge of a firearm.More >>
  • Woman Drives Car Up Pole In Davenport

    Woman Drives Car Up Pole In Davenport

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:10:49 GMT
    UPDATE: Police say 47-year-old Lisa L. McCormick of Walcott, Iowa was arrested at the scene. She was charged with OWI 3rd offense and control of vehicle.More >>
    UPDATE: Police say 47-year-old Lisa L. McCormick of Walcott, Iowa was arrested at the scene. She was charged with OWI 3rd offense and control of vehicle.More >>
  • Gas Line Struck Near Walmart In Moline

    Gas Line Struck Near Walmart In Moline

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:52:26 GMT
    Moline police confirm that a gas line has been struck at 41st St. and 38th Ave. near the Walmart store. The Moline Fire Department is on the scene and some lanes of traffic are being shut down.More >>
    Moline police confirm that a gas line has been struck at 41st St. and 38th Ave. near the Walmart store. The Moline Fire Department is on the scene and some lanes of traffic are being shut down.More >>

 

Getting a different view of the QCA and the lives of others is part of the "Headmaster for a Day" event at Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf. It was also a special surprise for one third grade student.
     
Aidan Sears was tagging along with current headmaster Todd Zachary for the day. Zachary was in the Air Force and decided to add special flight over the QCA as part of the experience for young Aidan.
     
He says along with learning in the classroom education is also about new experiences.

"It's also important just to experience new things and see the world in a slightly different perspective," said Zachary.

"I get to go out on an airplane to see a new perspective of high up in the air," said Sears. "I got to see what the headmasters room looks like, check out what kindergarteners were doing in our school and a lot of very fun things like reading to kindergarteners."

The "Headmaster for a Day" is offered as part of the school's annual auction and dinner fundraiser. After the flight the two got to take a tour of the historic Bettendorf Mansion, part of the Rivermont Collegiate campus.