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Davis Middle School Newsletter
Principal’s Message
September 2018
 
Welcome Back to Davis Middle School “The Place To Be!” I was so excited to be back with these middle school students. This is such a quality group of students. I know this group of students can break the 60% ceiling on WY-TOPP! We expected a drop in our scores similar to the drop we saw five years ago when the PAWS Test changed. In fact, we went up in five of seven areas, held steady in one area and only went down 1% in another area. We even went up 14% in one area. I have noticed something different about this group. They are compliant and want to be their best. Our Eighth Graders are ready to lead the school to greatness, our Seventh Graders are all personality and fun and we are falling in love with our new Sixth Graders.
 
Middle school parents please hear me loud and clear. The single greatest factor that is going to improve and impact your child’s reading ability is the volume of books they read this year. Please help your children find their home run book this year. Set up the routine for them to read every single night and you will have something to be proud of as a parent as you see your child’s reading star rise.
 
We start Study Tables this week. They are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of every week from 3:00-4:00. Snacks are provided. Any grades that are at a “C” or below should cause students to stay for study tables.
 
Davis Middle School has been recognized by the National PTA as a National PTA School of Excellence. This is a great honor for our school on our path to being “The Place To Be.” I thank our PTA for putting our school in the spotlight. The PTA does so much to make our school great. Please take the time to join our PTA this year. Let’s have the highest number of members in the state of Wyoming.
 
Davis Middle School has made great strides this year to create a safe, orderly and collaborative school environment. We will be updating our camera system and our AI-Phone system will be up and going soon. The Raptor system is up and running to check every person who desires to enter our learning environment. We have received superior training on our SafeDefend boxes and will have them up and going soon. Attached you will find further information about each of these new safety systems. I highly encourage you to take a look at that. I spent the first Principal Power going over all of our new safety measures with students. I hope you as parents and your students feel that Davis is a safe and orderly school.
 
This summer we replaced the soffit around the school, replaced about 70% of our windows, painted the pool area and put down a new resign deck. We also replaced the ceiling tiles in the hallways. We appreciate our school facilities crew for all their hard work and support.
 
Our Late-Start Mondays have provided excellent time for our staff to receive important training.  Thanks for your support.
 
If you have not registered Davis as your recipient school at Smith’s please help out our school and your child by getting registered,
 
Thanks for all you do as parents to support our students success. Davis Middle School is “The Place To Be!”
 
Thanks,
Chris Brown
Principal