We invite you to view recent news stories about the preservation of the Forest Grove School.

Bettendorf Restoration Project will get National Attention
QC Times, February 19, 2018

Old school:  Bettendorf community comes together to renovate historic Forest Grove School
QC Times, December 18, 2017

Forest School project deemed ‘most significant ever’
QC Times, October 9, 2016

School achieves milestone in tower installation
QC Times, September 7, 2016

Midmorning in the Cities: Forest Grove School Preservation
Radio Interview, July 9, 2015

Old School Gets New Look
QC Times, July 2, 2015

Forest Grove School benefit tonight in Davenport
Dispatch February 12, 2015

Workers will re-create old Forest Grove School Door
QC Times February 9, 2015

Old School gets new Shingles
QC Times October 1, 2014
KWQC Video October 2, 2014

Historic Forest Grove School Gets a New Roof
QC Times July 14, 2014

Early efforts to raise funds to support Forest Grove School
Car Wash, September 8, 2012

Historic School, stagecoach inn, listed as ‘endangered’
QC Times April 9, 2014

Iowa seeks new uses for abandoned public buildings
QC Times January 26, 2014

Forest Grove School earns historic designation.
QC Times October 28, 2013

Group Hopes Spot on Register Aids Restoration Plan
KCRG News October 27,  October 27, 2013

Bettendorf group hopes listing by National Register aids plans to restore historic school.
The Republic, Associated Press Article October 27, 2013

On Solid Ground . . .Roof next for old one-room school
QC Times October 3, 2012

Ringing the Forest Grove One-Room School Bell (video)

Saving a School House (video)
KWQC TV 6 News

Forest Grove image
QC Times September, 2012

Forest Grove Schoolhouse Benefit Screening Event features Emmy® Nominated “Country School: One Room – One Nation” and Filmmakers
Press release September 7, 2012

Bettendorf Group Rushes to Save Historic School
QC Times August, 2012

Alumni Reminisce About Forest Grove School
Moline Couple’s School Doc Wins National Award
Volunteers are working to raise funds to restore Forest Grove School, a one-room school in Bettendorf, Iowa, and the memories of the students who went there.
Forest Grove’s future in private hands
Forest Grove School can be saved at high cost, architect says

Landmark School Gets Chance at New Life
QC Times February 25, 2012

Kelly and Tammy Rundle documentary on one Room Schools
QC Times Feb. 20, 2011

Preservationist: Forest Grove Can be Saved
QC Times June 14, 2007


Country School: One Room – One Nation
From the first schools in new states to the demise of their widespread use in the 1950s and 1960s, Country School: One Room – One Nation tells the dramatic true story of Midwestern country schools and their impact yesterday and today.  Many thanks to Kelly and Tammy Rundle for bringing attention to these historic treasures.  Check out their  DVD highlighting schools like Forest Grove School which is featured in the movie several times.

Preserving a Scott County Treasure