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Higher ed awards $62 million in scholarships
to Class of 2020

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The school year may not have ended as the Class of 2020 envisioned, but that doesn’t mean those seniors will move on without accolades.

About 5,172 seniors attending the 10 high schools in the district were awarded more than $62 million in scholarships.

Many are now moving on to higher education at such institutions as George Washington University, Kent State University, Seton Hall University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and West Point. Of course, many are also attending local universities including Brigham Young University, Southern Utah University, University of Utah, Utah State University and Weber State University.

Viewmont High, which has one of the smaller graduating classes, saw more than $10.7 million in scholarships, followed by Davis High with $9.4 million and Syracuse High with $7.7 million.

The graduating class included 2,619 male students and 2,553 female students. Virtual graduation ceremonies were held May 26 for all schools, with diploma walks following at the end of the week.

“You can be proud of yourselves,” Superintendent Reid Newey told graduates. “We hope you feel that pride. We are so grateful for the tenacity and toughness you’ve shown sticking it through until graduation. We know it’s not the typical graduation.”

View the virtual graduation videos here.

Presentation to Dane Leifson

District recognizes top employees

Congratulations go out to the 40 Best of Davis Award winners.

The Best of Davis Award is the highest recognition given to the top educators and support personnel in the Davis School District. Awardees were chosen from hundreds of nominations sent in by coworkers, supervisors, parents and students.

The nomination, application and endorsements were reviewed and scored by a committee and then the final selections were made. The list of winners includes 15 elementary educators, 15 secondary educators and 10 support personnel.

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District consolidates lunch distribution sites

Free breakfast and lunch continue to be provided to children ages 1-18. Distribution of lunch and the next day’s breakfast will be curbside daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please note, the meals will no longer be distributed at all schools. No adult or special diet meals will be available.

The District has consolidated distribution to the following locations:

Elementary Schools: Antelope, Buffalo Point, Foxboro, Meadowbrook, Wasatch, Sand Springs, Stewart

High Schools: Clearfield, Northridge

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela

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Superintendency Message

We are here for you

By Reid Newey, Superintendent

I usually write the closing message of the year in May. I have looked forward to that time each year to offer a message of deep gratitude and closure to another great school year. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined I would write this month’s message amid a closure that has lasted nearly a full one-third of the school year — all because of a global viral pandemic!  

It has been a shock to everyone’s system as each one of us has lost the opportunity to do what we entered education to do and that is to interact with and influence students in a direct face-to-face environment each day. Our face-to-face personal interaction with each other has even been greatly curtailed and nearly eliminated. 

As we close out the school year and look forward to next year, we will certainly need to plan for, as they say, the “New Normal.” This will certainly consist of enhanced social distancing requirements and the need for easily transitioned blended teaching and learning formats.

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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.

Davis By The Numbers

72,897 students enrolled in 90 district schools

96% graduation rate

$62M in education and athletic scholarships earned by the Class of 2019

54,451 credits earned toward college through Concurrent Enrollment and AP

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