Association honors principals
The Davis Association of Elementary School Principals recently recognized seven principals for excellence in their field. Their nominations now forward to the Utah Association of Elementary School Principals for consideration for the state title.
Those recognized are:
Principal of the Year: Dave Pendergast, Vae View;
Instructional Leader of the Year: Doug Forsgren, Hill Field;
Rookie of the Year: Amanda Keller, Stewart;
Innovator of the Year: Vonzaa Hewitt, Canyon Creek;
Community Leader of the Year: Jeri Thomas, Adelaide;
Student Advocate of the Year: Chris Bertoldi, Parkside;
Principal Mentor of the Year: Steve Hammer, Tolman (now at Creekside).
As forecasts call for snow
As forecasts call for snow, the Davis School District reminds parents about procedures the district will use when it considers closing school for inclement weather.
Schools will typically remain open on scheduled school days unless there is extreme weather.
If the superintendent decides to close schools, that decision will be made as early as possible and before school buses hit the roadways.
In the event of a closure, the district will post information on Twitter and Facebook. Parents and guardians will also be notified through a call out and email. Information will not be sent out if the decision is to hold school.
Parents are also reminded that they may keep their student at home anytime they feel it is unsafe for their student to travel to school. Arrangements will then need to be made with the teacher for makeup work. See Weather FAQs for more information.
I have spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the Nation, doing good.President George H. W. Bush
Personalized learning prepares students for future
By Superintendent Reid Newey
“Personalized Learning,” is a term used frequently by educators to describe a method of student and adult learning.
It is instruction that considers every individual student’s learning pace, place that learning will occur and gives some degree of student choice of curriculum. In Davis District we have made a deliberate effort to establish a more personalized approach to student learning. There are several key areas of focus:
- One-to-One resources — The decision was made two years ago to put into place a three-year plan of making sure that every student had computer access at all times during their learning experience. We will complete that plan by the 2019-20 school year. Some schools may opt for a “take home” model, but that model will be a school-based decision.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey
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