7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thoroughly Modern Mille - WPJH
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Board of Education Meeting and Workshop
7:00 PM Guitar Concert - VHS
7:00 PM White Christmas - LHS
Thankful for students, staff, families, communities
"How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age.
Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative—or thankful.
Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people."
— Sir John Templeton
November is a time of transition. Transition from fall to winter, from longer to shorter days, to the anticipation of upcoming celebrations. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the fourth Thursday of November to be a National Day of Thanksgiving, expressing gratitude for the Union Army victory at Gettysburg. Since that time, with the exception of a few years during the Depression, our country has celebrated Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of this month.
There is something almost magical and perhaps somewhat paradoxical in focusing on expressions of thanksgiving during a time of year often dark, cold and colorless. Yet, perhaps even more so, embracing thoughts of thanksgiving during this time of year provides the color and magic of the season.
In the Davis School District, we have so much for which to be thankful. We are thankful for the wonderful and amazing students, families, communities, and staff who create the magic of public education each and every day. It serves us well to remember our good fortune to be a part of this outstanding and dynamic community. Each one of us is an essential part of the best school district in the State of Utah, if not in our country.
Sir Templeton focuses on our children and grandchildren. Yet, his point is applicable to all of us, young and old alike. Looking for the best in others often serves to blossom the best in ourselves. Make it a point to give thanks to another, not necessarily for some grand gesture, but perhaps for some small kindness. “Pay it Forward.”
The Davis School District and its employees are eternally grateful for the opportunity we have been provided by our students, families, communities, and supporters to deliver the best education and environment possible. Thank you all.
— Assistant Superintendent John Zurbuchen