Graduation ceremonies scheduled
Parents, grandparents, siblings and family friends will gather to celebrate the achievements of nearly 5,000 Davis School District graduates Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. This year is special with Farmington High’s first graduation ceremony. The new high school opened in the fall of 2018. Canyon Heights, the district's adult high school, will hold a graduation ceremony at 1 p.m., June 26, at Layton High School.
Graduation ceremonies are scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, May 29
Farmington High School — 9 a.m. Farmington High School
Layton High School — 1 p.m. WSU Dee Events Center
Woods Cross High School — 5 p.m. WSU Dee Events Center
Thursday, May 30
Clearfield High School — 9 a.m. WSU Dee Events Center
Mountain High School — 11:30 a.m. WSU Austed Auditorium, Browning Center
Viewmont High School — 1 p.m. WSU Dee Events Center
Northridge High School — 5 p.m. WSU Dee Events Center
Friday, May 31
Davis High School — 9 a.m. WSU Dee Events Center
Syracuse High School — 1 p.m. WSU Dee Events Center
Bountiful High School — 5 p.m. WSU Dee Events Center
Negotiations include 4.75 percent increase
The Board of Education of the Davis School District approved compensation packages for teachers and classified employees recently that includes a 4.75 percent increase.
The agreement with licensed educators also includes a 1.88 percent increase to steps and lanes based on education levels and years of service, an additional preparation day for all teachers and two additional days for new teacher orientation. The package amounts to a total compensation increase for teachers of 8.33 percent for the 2019-20 school year.
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