Best of State recognizes district for closing achievement gaps
Davis School District was awarded Utah’s Best of State in the Education, Public School K-12 category during the annual Best of State Awards Gala Wednesday evening.
“It’s just a validation of the great families who have sent us great students and speaks to the competency of our educators and staff,” Superintendent Reid Newey said after receiving the award on behalf of the district Wednesday evening.
Seven students receive National Merit scholarships
Seven Davis School District students will begin their college careers with a little extra help, thanks to college-sponsored National Merit scholarships. The students each received between $500-$2,000 annually toward their studies. To qualify, the students scored highest on the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The students then submitted a scholarship application, which included writing an essay. They also must be endorsed by a high school official and earn high SAT scores.
The students and the university scholarship they received are as follows:
Emil S. Geisler, Bountiful High, University of Utah scholarship; Megan G. Marchant, Viewmont High, University of Utah scholarship; Nathan E. Mills, Woods Cross High, University of Texas at Dallas scholarship; Carter K. Moss, Woods Cross High, University of Utah scholarship; Gabriel E. Ure, Bountiful High, Brigham Young University scholarship; Stephanie D. Smith, Davis High, University of Utah scholarship; and Sterling N. Durrant, Northridge High, Brigham Young University Scholarship.
Additionally, Coleman D. Cook, Davis High, was one of 24 Utah finalists to receive a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela
Celebrate accomplishments of district's 4,910 graduates
By Business Administrator Craig Carter
Last week we closed another outstanding school year. The excitement of students ready to begin their summer break was tangible.
One of the great honors we in the superintendency have each year is to participate in our 10 high school graduation ceremonies. It is a time for students and their families to rejoice in the significant accomplishment of each of our 4,910 graduates.
At each graduation, the faculty and staff were singled out and recognized for the hours of dedicated instruction they shared with each student. That dedication began 13 years ago with a loving and qualified kindergarten teacher and continued through elementary school and junior high school. We are so fortunate to have the best educators in the state teaching and mentoring our students.
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