Davis A&M Family Newsletter

Nov 7, 2022

Principal's Message

Davis Students & Families,

Thank you to all of the families who attended our SPA Conferences last week. Having SPA conferences is a way for you, your student, and our staff to gain a well-rounded understanding of that student's academic, social, and emotional progress. If you were unable to schedule a conference last week, please call the school to schedule a time for your child's advisor.

A friendly reminder that students have a shortened week. All CMSD buildings are closed this Friday in observance of Veterans Day.

If you have questions about any of the announcements below, please call the school at 216.838.2500

In this Newsletter, you will find information about:

  • OSTs start this month.
  • Parent Café - this Saturday
  • Sign Up for Family FAB LAB Saturdays - starting this Saturday
  • Join the Davis School Parent Organization (SPO)
  • Davis Winter Formal Ball Announcement
  • Social & Emotional Learning Update
  • College Now Update
  • Parent University College Bus Tours
  • Davis In Action
  • Parent Volunteers Needed
  • Take the SAY YES Family Survey
  • Community Resources & Student Opportunities
  • Year-Round School Calendar Dates
  • Update Your Contact Information

Ohio State Tests Coming Up Soon

11th & 12th OST Retakes in the following subjects will take place on Nov 29th & 30th

  • Algebra 1, Geometry, American History, American Government, and Biology

The following classes will take their OST on December 8th

  • All Biology classes
  • Ms. Rorapaugh's 3rd Block Algebra class

** All students not taking an OST are still required to report to school on those days

Davis Parents, We Need You!

Please attend our Parent Cafe hosted by the Davis A&M Parent Ambassador, Mrs. Charmain Campbell, and our Family Support Specialist, Ms. Taylor Molton.

This is an excellent opportunity to have your parent voice heard and to participate in the Fab Lab Saturday event (details below).

When: Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 at 9 AM

Questions: Email Charmain.Campbell@DavisAm.org

Sign Up for Family FAB LAB Saturdays

Fab Lab Saturdays are a monthly opportunity to allow the opportunity to learn and use a specific machine in the Davis Fab Lab, such as the laser cutter, vinyl cutter, the heat press, and other hand tools. This is the same machinery your student(s) use in their Davis thematic courses.

Each month will focus on learning one machine, and families will take home a product they created that day! THIS SATURDAY you will learn about and use the Roland Vinyl Cutter.

The first FAB LAB Saturday is THIS SATURDAY, Nov 12th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the DAVIS AM Fab Lab. To attend you must click here to sign up!

Join the Davis School Parent Organization (SPO)

Want to become a more regular support for Davis? Consider joining the SPO.

The primary role for parents and guardians in each SPO is to support the academic achievement of all scholars. The SPO encourages and supports parent engagement in a variety of ways, including helping to plan workshops and programs that are aligned with school improvement goals

SPO members can also volunteer at schools, help develop effective two-way school-parent communication, plan fundraising activities to support student events, and collaborate with the community.

To learn more about joining the SPO, please come to the first meeting! Two sessions are offered. Attend the session that is most convenient for you.

Where: Davis A&M 1440 Lakeside Ave

When: Tuesday, November 15th at 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM

Both sessions are available through Zoom as well:

ZOOM ID: 791 9789 0520 Password: Davis22

Winter Ball at Davis - December 2

Davis Students are invited to the Winter Formal Ball

Where: Davis A&M 1440 Lakeside Ave

When: December, 2 2022 from 7:00 - 10:30 PM

Who: All Davis Students. Guests from outside of Davis permitted with permission slips.

Attire: Formal

Additional information about tickets will be shared with students soon.

Social & Emotional Learning


One of the components of educating students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is providing a safe learning environment for them. Here at Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School there is a conflict resolution program. Students were trained as peer mediators thru the Winning Against Violent Environments (W.A.V.E.) Program to assist in resolving conflicts and/or issues amongst their schoolmates.

We understand that conflicts are normal, we all have them. It’s how we deal with our conflicts that’s important. Mediation plays an important role in our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) services, as indicated in the CMSD Student Handbook.

As the coordinator for the SEL program here at Davis, I want to make sure you are aware and know how to access this service should the need arise. Parents/Guardians/Caregivers, students, faculty and staff can refer individuals for mediation. Referral forms are available at the school or you can contact me and I’ll create one.

We look forward to promoting a safe and healthy environment for our scholars to thrive in. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Leslie A Scruggs, S.E.L. Coordinator


College Now

Thank you to all students and family members who attended FAFSA Night. No worries if you were unable to attend. You can schedule a one-on-one appointment through my booking at http://cngc.org/DavisAerospace or by email at rclement@collegenowgc.org.

If you have any questions on applying for college, scholarships, and other questions on your student's post-secondary education. Please don't hesitate to reach out or schedule an appointment. I look forward to continuing to work with all of you throughout the school year.

Parent University College Bus Tours

CMSD is relaunching Parent University College Bus Tours this year in partnership with College Now of Greater Cleveland. CMSD is only offering tours to current 9-12 grade scholars enrolled in a CMSD high school.


  • Wednesday, November 9th - Youngstown State University
  • Thursday, November 10th - Kent State University

Parents/caregivers MUST attend with their scholars.

All tours will leave from East Professional Center parking lot.

Visit www.clevelandmetroschools.org/College-Tours for Fall Tour dates.

Davis In Action

Parent Volunteers Needed

Would you recommend Davis to other families? If so, we are looking for volunteers to help represent and advertise Davis A&M at events. Please fill out this short contact form if you can help us spread the word!

Take the Say Yes Family Survey

If you have not already done so this school year, please complete the Say Yes Family Survey to help us connect your child and family with important free services and programs. With your child's Student ID number and birthday, click here or scan the QR Code (pictured to the right) to begin the survey.

If you have questions about the survey or student/family support services, contact Ms. Molton, the Davis A&M Family Support Specialist at TMolton@DavisAM.org.

Community Resources & Student Opportunities

Free Dental Clinics

When: Friday, & Saturday, November 18 & 19

Where: Huntington Convention Center; 300 Lakeside Avenue

Are you in need of dental care? Medworks is offering cleanings, fillings, extractions, children's sealants, and prosthetics, 100% FREE.

Walk-Ins only! Patients are seen on a first come, first served basis.

Doors open at 7:00 am!


Visit medworksusa.org or call 216-231-5350

Click here for the flyer

Year-Round School Calendar Dates:


8th: No School for Students - Election Day

11th: CMSD Facilities Closed - Veterans Day

23rd - 25th: CMSD Facilities Closed - Thanksgiving Break

December 19th - January 9th - No School for Students - Winter Break


10th: Classes resume

13th: End of Second Marking Period

16th: CMSD Facilities Closed - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Is Your Contact Information Up-to-Date?

If you recently changed your phone number, address, or email, please email Ms. Bowen at LBowen@DavisAM.org to update the information.

You should be receiving:

  • Davis Emails
  • Davis Newsletters
  • Davis Text Messages

If you are not, please email Ms. Bowen at LBowen@DavisAM.org to let her know which you are not receiving, and she will add or update your information.

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