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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Speech Contest

All students K-12 currently enrolled in Davis School District are invited to enter the speech contest.

Objectives: 
To reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Instructions:
Students must memorize an excerpt between 1-3 minutes in length from a single speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Contests at individual schools will narrow it down to 1 winner in each category to compete at the District level.

Awards:
1st Place $100
2nd Place $75
3rd Place $50

Principal letter
Rules Acknowledgement Form
Speech Rubric/Rating Sheet
MLK Poster English * Spanish

Women in History Essay Contest

Students in 5th grade to 12th grade invited to participate.

Objective: Commemorate women gaining right to vote in Utah.

Instructions:
Compose an essay of 500 words or less responding to the prompts. Must be typed, Times New Roman, 12 pt., double spaced.

Multicultural Student Advisory Committee (MSAC)

The MSAC represents the “voice” of the underrepresented students. The MSAC is dedicated to making sure the interests and concerns of students are heard on campus. The MSAC keeps an open discussion policy and would speak to the needs and support all students. 

Mission Statement 

The purpose of the Multicultural Student Advisory Committee, known as the MSAC, is to serve as a voice of the underrepresented students and as a liaison between the student body, faculty, and administration; promote the development of cultural awareness; and encourage equity, cultivate a productive environment, and effective citizenship through student participation in resolving student issues and concerns. 

Multicultural Clubs

Prepare secondary students for a heightened awareness and smoother integration into a variety of cultural environments and experiences.

Latinos in Action

Latinos In Action (LIA) offers an asset-based approach to bridging the graduation and opportunity gap for Latino students, working from within the educational system to create positive change. The end goal is to empower Latino youth to lead and strengthen their communities through college and career readiness. The program focuses on four pillars: leveraging personal and cultural assets, excelling in education, serving the community, and developing leadership skills.

Unified Sports

Unified Sports programs are dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports teams are made up of an equal number of people with and without intellectual disabilities. Teammates are to be of similar age and ability to facilitate meaningful involvement on the field of play and friendships that extend beyond the game.

Native American Education Program

This federally-funded program is specifically for Native American students in the Davis School District. We want every student to succeed and do well in school. 

Services provided:

  • Navajo Language and Government Class Mentoring
  • Credit Recovery
  • Cultural Enrichment Activities
  • Student Advocacy

Teacher Assistant Pathway to Teaching (TAPT)

The TAPT program is a partnership between Utah State Board of Education (USBE), Weber State University (WSU), and six school districts including DSD. TAPT was initially funded by Goals 2000 monies received from the Utah State Board of Education and is still operating due to their support and the generosity of private donors.

Teacher Recruitment Scholarship for Diverse Students (TRS)

The Teacher Recruitment Scholarship is designed to support diverse high school graduates from five districts including DSD, who are interested in becoming a teacher. The goal of the Teacher Recruitment Scholarship is to increase the ethnic diversity of teachers in Wasatch Front schools.

TRS recipients will be encouraged to return to their communities as educational leaders and mentors for future generations after completing their teaching degree. The scholarship will cover the cost of full-time tuition (provided by Salt Lake Community College), and up to $500 per year for books and fees (provided by the school districts). Each scholarship will be renewable for a second year at Salt Lake Community College, provided the student meets all necessary requirements. Upon completion of an associate’s degree, Teacher Recruitment Scholars are encouraged to transfer to the University of Utah to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Teacher Education. Pending available funding, qualified individuals will be eligible for approximately $5,000 per year of funding for a maximum of two years at the University of Utah.

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