Vae View leader named state elementary principal
The Utah Association of Elementary School Principals named David Pendergast, Vae View Elementary, as the Utah Elementary Principal of the Year. He will represent Utah at the National Distinguished Principal Conference in Washington, D.C.
Pendergast has been at Vae View for three years. He has been a principal in the district for 12 years.
"The only reason I am standing here right now is because of all the great things that everybody does at this school," Pendergast said. "This isn't my award, this is our award."
Vae View also was recognized as a Platinum STEM school recently.
District represents at Microsoft Exchange
Four Davis School District educators recently participated in the Microsoft Educator Exchange (E2) held in Paris. Alberto and Mario Herraez, Courtney Geisler and Jennifer Morgan were selected to represent Team USA — an unprecedented number of invitees from one district.
Three hundred educators from over 100 countries attended the event to share innovative ideas, collaborate on projects, and showcase how they’ve integrated Microsoft technologies into their classrooms.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela
Packing a parachute for success
By Superintendent Reid Newey
Charles Plumb was a U.S. Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent six years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now speaks on the lessons learned from that experience.
One day, when Plumb and his wife were sitting in a restaurant, a man at another table came up and said, “You're Plumb! You flew jet fighters in Vietnam from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. You were shot down!”
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