Students excel at district STEM Fair
East Layton Elementary sixth-grader Josiah learned how to persevere while building a motorized skateboard for his Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) project, which was recently on display at the Davis School District STEM Fair.
When Josiah built his first prototype, it didn’t match his intended expectations, which meant reworking his plans several times.
Nearly 500 sixth to 12th-grade students from 47 schools within the district presented their projects at the Davis School District STEM Fair this week. More than 100 industry experts judged the projects and shared their expertise with students.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela
Future bright with women's contributions to U.S. and district
By Asst. Supt. John Zurbuchen
In 1987, Congress designated March as Women’s History Month. Each year since that time, presidents have issued an annual proclamation continuing this designation.
On March 1, 2019, President Trump issued his proclamation which can be read in full here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-womens-history-month-2019/
As stated by the President, “Throughout our history, women have dedicated their lives to achieving equal rights for all Americans.” In so stating, he could well have been talking about Utah. Among all U.S. states, only Wyoming granted suffrage to women earlier than Utah, which did so in 1870, only to have Congress disallow enfranchisement of women in the Utah Territory in 1887. It seems that Utah was too progressive for Congress during the 1800s.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
72,264 students enrolled in 92 district schools
95% graduation rate
$67M in education and athletic scholarships earned by the Class of 2018
33,250 credits earned toward college through Concurrent Enrollment
7 times on the AP Honor Roll
21immersion schools offering French, Spanish or Chinese
$3M raised by Davis Education Foundation for classroom and innovative grants