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District announces MLK Speech winners

Student performs MLK speech

Students from throughout the district took to the stage this week to compete in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest.

Students were asked to memorize and present a 1- to 3-minute excerpt from any of King’s speeches. Students first compete at the school level and then move onto the district contest. District level winners receive $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place.

The winners are:

K-2 

First place tie — Austin Cales, Bountiful Elementary, second grade; Gabriella Hayward, Kaysville Elementary, second grade 

Second place tie — Grant Cowdin, Heritage Elementary, second grade; Malan Poll, Mountain View Elementary, first grade

Third place — Jeffrey Dunna Orchard Elementary first grade 

3-4

First place —Nikki Hunt, Mountain View Elementary, fourth grade 

Second place — Maci Steffensen, Heritage Elementary, third grade 

Third place — Poet Bigelow, Endeavour Elementary, fourth grade 

5-6

First place — Beatrice Etter, Endeavour Elementary, fifth grade 

Second place tie — Bode Buys, Odyssey Elementary, sixth grade; Coleman Hall, Mountain View Elementary, fifth grade

Third place — Sadeelyn Savage, Adelaide Elementary, sixth grade 

Secondary (7-12)

First place — Alexa Hatch, West Point Junior High, ninth grade 

Second place — Alyssa Steffensen, Shoreline Junior High, eighth grade 

Third place — Skye Thompson Northridge High, 12th grade

Board meets with stakeholders in Town Hall

The Board of Education wants to hear from you. One Education Town Hall remains for community input.

The final town hall will be held tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Bountiful High School Choir Room. 

Participants can learn more about the District's Strategic Plan, ask questions and share their thoughts with the attending board members. 

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

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Superintendency Message

A little more kind

By Logan Toone, Assistant Superintendent

Our theme for district leadership training this year is “Be the One” – based on a quote from author/speaker Josh Shipp, “Every child is one caring adult away from being a success story.” 

For us, this theme represents more than just a nice message.  It reflects a deeply held belief about our role.  We truly believe that every educator (regardless of their work assignment in our schools or district) is poised and empowered to make an individual difference for students. 

A key accelerator for the work of difference-making is kindness.  At some point in our lives, each of us has seen kindness in action.

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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

95% 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