We just completed Teacher Appreciation Week. We had a new staff member on Friday report that he has worked in 14 schools throughout his career and that Davis Middle School is the best school he has worked in. I think he is right. Davis is the “Place To Be.” I hope our parents and students have taken the time to let our teachers know how appreciated they are. Remember, the staff at Davis spends seven hours each day helping your child be the best they can be. I have loved my first year at Davis and look forward to many great years to come. I am really going to miss our Eighth Graders next year, they have made my first year at Davis one that I will never forget.
John Hattie did a meta-analysis looking at 195 influences that are related to learning outcomes, from very positive outcomes to very negative outcomes. Of the six most negative outcomes, one was summer and one was television. We need our students reading over the summer. Please make sure your child is reading an enjoyable book daily throughout the summer. We will be competing with other middle schools throughout Wyoming for having the most time reading this summer. Let’s show them who is the BEST!
I will be meeting with our Seventh Graders on Wednesday to discuss Teton Science School for next year. I am hope that all students can go and if they start raising money now they can earn the $400 fee. Thanks for your support.
As we close in on the final five weeks of the 2016-2017 school year, let’s have each other’s backs and work hard to finish strong.
The Wyoming Department of Education will conduct community input meetings on Wyoming’s Social Studies Content and Performance Standards as they pertain to Wyoming’s new “American Indian education program” legislation.