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Davis Middle School Newsletter
Principal’s Message
December 2018
We have 59 students on our D&F list.  We have 12 school days before the end of Quarter Two.  Our goal is to have every student passing all their classes by the end of Quarter Two.  Parents, we need you to look at PowerSchool and if your child is not passing all their classes, help them with any missing work and have them stay for Study Tables the first two weeks of January.  Make sure you meet with their teachers on Wednesday, December 19 (Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences) and determine a clear path to success. I know how hard the staff at Davis is working to support students, we need to ensure that the trifecta of students, parents and teachers come together to ensure all students are passing classes.  I will be calling parents in January to ask for your support in getting all students passing all classes.
Our next Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences will be held on Wednesday, December 19. We will hold conferences arena style in the gym from 5:00-7:00pm. This conference is held two weeks before the end of the quarter, allowing for time to fix any concerns.
Davis is working very hard to ensure that we have a safe, orderly and collaborative school environment.  I met with groups of parents in November to review the work we are doing. We want feedback from our parents.  I am asking parents to go to the district web page, select Davis Middle School under the school drop down, go to the HRS Parent Survey and take the survey.
I would again like to meet with parents in January to go through our School Crisis Plan (Standard Response Protocol).  I personally invite parents to come to these sessions.  This will be great training for parents. We will set aside January 31st for these trainings.  We will hold the trainings at 7:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Please save this date and plan on attending one of theses sessions.
Carpe diem!  Seize the Day!  Don’t let this Christmas Break slip away, make something of it.  I encourage students to complete at least one PTA Reflections art project to turn in or to start a Science Fair Project for February.  You could also read a great book that you will never forget, you could memorize the spelling words for the Davis Spelling Bee.  Take advantage of this time and have something to show for it on January 7th.
Please take the time at home to discuss with your child the appropriate use of cell phones and Chromebooks.  I feel that middle school is not developmentally the best time for students to have cell phones.  Please reinforce the importance of avoiding pornography and bullying with these devices. Thanks for your support!
On November 9th Davis Middle School honored Vietnam Veteran Donald Barnard.  This experience was so powerful. The students at Davis were so respectful and thoughtful.  Veteran Barnard was very moved by this tribute and is reading one letter a day from a student at Davis Middle School.  He has enough letters to last him until Veterans Day next year.  Thanks for the amazing students you send to Davis every day.  I am proud to be their Principal.
Thanks for all you do as parents to support our student's success. Davis Middle School is “The Place To Be!”
Chris Brown