DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL

EAGLES REPORT - MAY 2022

Honor – Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence

ADMINISTRATION

I will admit, it is CrAzY to think that I am drafting the final newsletter for the 2021-22 school year. Even crazier than the Winter we all experienced this year and the Spring we currently are experiencing. It seems like it was just yesterday when I was crafting our August newsletter’s opening page. Truth be told, we have just over four weeks to go until the doors close on this school year. Many of our senior parents are putting the final touches on plans for graduation parties and our seniors themselves are finalizing their plans after high school for next fall. We have so much work yet to do in such a short period of time; yet as I reflect on the past eight months, our school has accomplished so much. There is no doubt in my mind that Davies High School is an Amazing place, because of our students, staff, and parents!


Even beyond our strong academic record at Davies High School, I need to draw attention to the volume of talent our students have. From their athleticism, to their musical and theatrical talents, to the different leadership or community service roles our students have participated in. One does not have to look too far as you will always find our Davies kids’ names at the top of the list. Our school has enjoyed so much success this past school year. I could not be prouder to be serving as building Principal at our school. I would not hesitate for one second to match our students against any other in this great state and nation knowing full well we would be represented very well.


Our students deserve our very best efforts and we will continue to work to meeting their every need.


Some final dates to be aware of and include on your calendar as we come down the final stretch of the year are:


  • May 2-13 AP Testing (see the schedule inside this newsletter)
  • May 18 Academic Awards/Senior Scholarships Ceremony @ 7:30am – (by invitation only)

** Also, the Davies Day ChalkFest & Activity Day

  • May 20 All on-line classes/credits need to be finished for Seniors
  • May 26 Last day of classes for students
  • May 27 Graduation practice **Required for Seniors** - 8:30am @ Fargodome

o Seniors who will miss due to a school activity will be contacted for a make-up rehearsal earlier in the week

  • May 29 Davies HS Graduation – 6pm @ Fargodome

Please call the high school office @ 446-5600 with any of your questions/concerns or if we can assist you in any other way as it relates to your child’s involvement here at Davies High School. It is a constant goal of ours at Davies High School to develop strong partnerships with parents and/or guardians. The strength of our partnership is directly related to the ability we have to influence our young people today. Your unconditional support, strong communication, and involvement in our school has assisted us in accomplishing our mission of: Honor, Integrity, and the Pursuit of Excellence.


We hope to build upon our existing relationship as we move forward into the coming school years with your child.


I trust that each and every one of you will have a strong finish to our school year and an even better summer!


Warm regards,

Troy A. Cody

Principal

GRADUATION DETAILS

The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022 will be held on Sunday, May 29th @ 6pm at the Fargodome. The ceremony will be live streamed and can be viewed at this link: https://youtu.be/5SyxLxRS8bU.

Prior to graduation, several items need to be completed by your son/daughter.


  • All course work, tests, and detention time must be completed before Thursday, May 26th.

- Students will need to complete their detention prior to receiving their Cap & Gown.

- Jostens will be handing out Caps, Gowns, and Tassels on Tuesday, May 3rd in the Commons.


  • All independent study, Virtual Academy, NDCDE and any other on-line correspondence course work must be completed by Friday, May 20th.

  • Any unpaid bills must be settled (media center, athletic equipment, lab equipment, book damages, etc.) by Friday, May 27th. You may call Mardel Hermanson, Davies Bookkeeper at 701-446-5619 to make payment.

  • Mandatory graduation practice will be held on Friday, May 27th at 8:30am at the Fargodome.


All graduating seniors who are planning on participating in the Ceremony must attend the Rehearsal. This is required for any senior planning on participating in the Graduation Ceremony.


  • All students who participate in the commencement ceremony are expected to dress in an appropriate manner. Cap, gown, tassel, honor stole (if applicable), and shoes are required.

- No other personal additions will be allowed to be worn without Admin permission.


Only students who have completed their graduation requirements as per Fargo Public Schools AP 4310 will participate in the graduation ceremony. The list of students who will be participating in the ceremony will be finalized on Friday, May 27th, 2022.


We are proud of our students and are looking forward to the Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, May 29th, 2022 @ 6pm.


Please give us a call at 701-446-5600 if you need any of your questions answered.

Voices of 2022: KFGO honors the graduating class of 2022

KFGO Radio, and It Takes 2 with Amy & JJ, is inviting High school seniors from around the region to speak during our "Voices of 2022" series. This series, now in its third year, has been so impactful and informative.

During the week of May 23, 2022, It Takes 2 will be airing the ‘graduation’ speeches.

Does your senior want to represent their class with this opportunity?

Please contact the main office at 701-446-5605 by Friday, May 6th if interested.

ACADEMIC AWARDS CEREMONY

Davies High School will be having an Awards Ceremony, by invitation only, on May 18th at 7:30am. This ceremony will recognize students that are receiving scholarships and those that meet academic GPA requirements.



The doors will open at 7:15am with the ceremony beginning at 7:30am. The ceremony will be live streamed. Light refreshments will be served.

AP TESTING

Below is a list of each exam date and test format. Most exams will be administered in room H101, students should arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to their exam start time. If it’s another location, Mr. Andres has contacted students with that information.
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2022 ACT TEST DATES

Many students want to know if they can/should retake the ACT. The answer is Yes! and Maybe? Students can absolutely sign up to take the ACT on a national test date (see the chart below). However, should they? That is completely up to the individual and their family. Some colleges have specific score requirements for admissions and/or scholarships, while others do not have any requirements, or have test-optional admissions applications. Also, if you are going straight into the world of work, or into the military, you also may not need an ACT score. If you do choose to retake the ACT on a national test date, keep in mind that students and families are responsible for registration and payment. You *should* already have an account set up at www.myACT.org if you completed your online pre-administration prior to the state-mandated test.
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BAYLEY SCOTT NAMED 2022-2023 NDHSAA/FARMERS UNION INSURANCE DISTINGUISHED STUDENT

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Bayley Scott, a junior at Fargo Davies High School was named the 2022-2023 North Dakota High School Activities Association and Farmers Union Insurance Distinguished Student. Interviews were held April 27 at Valley City State University. Complete press release can be found here.

ZOE BUNDY AWARDED YOUNG WOMEN OF TODAY AND TOMORROW

Congratulations to Zoe Bundy on being among 11 women honored as Women of the Year at the 49th Annual YWCA Cass Clay Women of the Year event on Monday, April 25!


Bundy, a Junior at Davies High School, was named the woman of the year in the "Young Women of Today and Tomorrow" category.


Since 1973, YWCA has paid tribute to over 500 outstanding Women of the Year honorees whose lives, talents, and passions have made a meaningful difference. Twenty seven women were finalists for this year's Women of the Year awards.

NURSES CORNER - SUN SAFETY

As summer arrives, exposure to the sun’s damaging rays increases. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun damages your skin. Children are especially vulnerable because they tend to spend more time outdoors and can burn easily. Staying protected from the sun will allow you and your family to do so safely. The following tips will protect your skin from UV radiation damage:


Time of day - avoid sun exposure in the middle of the day between 10 am and 4 pm when the UV rays are the strongest. Remember that clouds offer little protection, and UV rays can bounce off surfaces like water, sand, snow or pavement, leading to increased UV exposure.

Sunscreen- use a broad spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor, or SPF, of at least 30, even on cloudy days. Apply sunscreen generously and reapply every two hours – or more often if you are swimming or perspiring. Apply lip balm that contains sunscreen because lips sunburn also.


Sunglasses - UV radiation also can burn your eyes. Too much UV light can damage the retina, lens and cornea. Look for sunglasses that block both types of UV radiation the UVA and UVB rays.


Protective clothing - Sunscreens don’t provide complete protection from UV rays. You should also protect your skin with dark, tightly woven clothing that covers your arms and legs, and a broad-brimmed hat that provides more protection than a baseball cap or visor.


Also remember to drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration while outside in the heat.


11-2021 Reference Mayo Clinic


Beth Kobbervig

School Nurse

DAVIES ATHLETICS SUMMER PROGRAMS

Please take a moment to view what athletic camps are being offered this summer.


DAVIES/SANFORD POWER SUMMER STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

GIRLS BASKETBALL

BOYS BASKETBALL

FOOTBALL

WRESTLING

VOLLEYBALL

GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES

THEATRE

The Davies Theatre Department will present

NOISES OFF!


May 5-7 at 7:30 pm

May 8 at 2:00 pm


Reserved Seating available beginning 4/11/2022 at https://www.fargo.k12.nd.us/BoxOffice

Next Show


May 20 7:30 / Admission $2


SENIOR SHOW

Please be sure to support Davies Theatre Department by attending our many events throughout the year including play productions, student productions, Improv Shows by the Improvable Force, etc.


Come and Be Part of the Fun. All are welcome to be involved.


Any questions? Want to get involved in Davies Theatre?

Contact: Rebecca Saari at saarir@fargo.k12.nd.us

ORCHESTRA

The Davies Orchestras will present the “Senior Honors Concert” on Thursday, May 12th at 7:30pm in the Davies Auditorium. Featured soloists include: Zachary Catalan (violin), Brigitte Byankuba (viola), Meghan Hemmer (viola), Colton Tomanek (cello), Sameer Colbert (cello), and Denise Marsh (viola). This concert is free and open to the public.

Michal Lang, Director

DECA

Congratulations to the following DECA students that finished in the top 30 percent in the country for their DECA events that were held in Atlanta, GA this past week.

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LATIN

In March, students across the nation and in several other countries in the world took the National Latin Exam. Here is a list of the awards given:


  • Gold medal and a summa cum laude certificate awarded to top scorers
  • Silver medal and maxima cum laude certificate to second place winners
  • Magna cum laude certificate to third place winners
  • Cum laude certificate to fourth place winners

Congratulations to the following Davies High School students for their achievements on the National Latin Exam this year!


Latin IV

Owen Beller – Cum Laude

Aidan Hansen – Magna Cum Laude


Latin III

Anna Alm – Cum Laude

Rena Weintraub – Maxima Cum Laude (silver medal)


Latin II

Charlie Giesman – Cum Laude

Noelle Mund – Cum Laude

Vaishnavi Suryawanshi – Cum Laude

Sophia Keller – Magna Cum Laude

Kaitlyn Foote – Maxima Cum Laude (silver medal)

Xavier Honer – Summa Cum Laude (gold medal)

Samuel Li – Summa Cum Laude (gold medal)

SKILLS USA

Students competed in the SkillsUSA Competition in early April and many of our students that participated did very well.


Team works: Taiton Axtman, Mason Kiland, John O’neil, Bennett Hefta reveived Gold

Plumbing: Simon Bleick received Gold

Cabinet Making: Tavian Nelson received Silver

Carpentry: Nick Nyquist received Bronze

Electrical Wiring: Grover Bundy received Bronze


Gold medalists have the opportunity to go to Nationals in Atlanta, GA in June.
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FCCLA

April 10th and 11th, seven students from Davies High School attended the FCCLA state convention and competition. Garyn Koch, Maddie Kjelshus, and Amina Madit were judges for competitive events. Ayla Hovland earned a Silver rating in Interior Design. In the Culinary competition, Lauren Lamp earned a Gold rating, Dorcus Bunnah and Denim Polk earned a Silver rating. Ayla, Lauren, and Dorcus all qualified to attend the National Competition in San Diego in June.

BOOSTER CLUB

Activity Update – May 2022


Inclement weather can’t stop our Eagles! The spring season is underway and the Davies Booster Club wishes good luck to all Davies students, their coaches and their advisors who are participating in an activity or sport!


Join the Club! It is never too late to become a member of the Davies Booster Club or to donate to support the Davies community. Visit www.DaviesBooster.com for more information.


Leave a legacy! Buy a paver for the Davies outdoor concession area and save $50 on your Booster Club Membership. Only a limited number are available so act now. Visit https://daviesbooster.com/become-a-member for more information.


Granted Funding Requests – April 2022

The following is an update regarding the recent funding requests the Booster Club was able to grant in April, helping Davies students and the overall Davies community.


  • Davies Track – Funding provided to purchase a laser to measure the distance in the shot put which will eliminate the need to find another volunteer.

o Will benefit all Davies “throwers” and their coaches.

  • 4-6-3 Foundation – Funding provided to help pay for a national speaker to speak to Davies High School and Discovery Middle School students and at a community event regarding mental health issues that impact high school and middle school students.

o Will benefit the entire community, in addition to all Davies and Discovery students.

  • Davies Hockey – Funding approved to pay for the installation of a permanent Davies Eagles sign in Farmers Union Arena.

o Will benefit all Davies hockey players and fans.


As a reminder, here are some of the ways to engage with and support the Davies Booster Club:


Here’s an easy—and FREE—way to raise money for Davies

Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our club when you specify Fargo Davies High School Booster Club as the Amazon Smile organization? All you have to do is click the link below and then place your order as usual:

Our unique charity link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2716982


Social Media

Please feel free to post scores, pictures, and positive articles you want to share with the Davies Booster community on our Facebook page.


Advertising

Want to get your business in front of the Davies community? Please contact Tom Nelson for current advertising opportunities at indigo1622@icloud.com.


Booster meetings – Join us!

You don’t have to be a member of the board to attend our monthly meetings! We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in person and virtually using Microsoft Teams.


Our next meeting is May 11th at 6:30 p.m. in Davies H101 – All members are welcome!


Sincerely,

Your Fargo Davies Booster Club

NOTIFICATIONS FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

SENIOR ALL NIGHT PARTY

· Senior Parents - we need 10 more volunteers to work at the Senior Party, including two poker dealers. The party will be held on Sunday, May 29th at Davies HS from 10PM to 1 AM. If interested, please contact Laura Feldner at: lfeldner@forumprinting.com.

Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is forming the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) and is currently accepting applications from parents of students who receive special education services.


General membership is open to any FPS parents/guardians of students currently attending FPS. FPS seeks the following four parent/guardian volunteers for membership of the FPS SEPAC, with the following requirements:

  • A person who lives in the FPS District and who is a parent or legal guardian of a student directly receiving special education services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504 Plan or is in the referral process within a FPS school, but not employed by the FPS district.


The role of SEPAC members is to provide insight and support to the SEPAC in the understanding of parent/ family issues and perspectives, and to attend all regular meetings and special meetings as requested.


Read more about the Special Education Parent Advisory Council.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS EXPIRING JUNE 2022

A waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has enabled schools across the nation, including Fargo Public Schools, to provide all students free meals since the COVID-19 pandemic first disrupted K – 12 education in March of 2020. The free school meal benefits will expire after the last school day of the 2021 – 2022 school year.


What does this mean for families? In the fall of 2022, meals will return to paid-for status. Families will need to pay full price for student meals or fill out an application to qualify for free or reduced price meals. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available starting July 1, 2022. Applications will be available on the Nutrition Services Department website after that date and will be shared at the start of the 2022-23 school year with families.

EAGLE LANDING

Please like us on Facebook by searching “The Eagle Landing”. There will be a post once new items arrive. We are open from 8:45-3:30 Monday through Friday. We would love to be your outfitter of Davies apparel! Go Eagles!

SPORTS PHYSICALS

Fall Sports – If you plan on participating in a fall sport – Football, Volleyball, Cross Country (boys & girls), Golf (girls), Soccer (boys), Swim (girls), or Tennis (boys) get your physical into the main office. They need to be dated after April 15th for the 2022/2023 school year. You can’t participate until physicals and online forms are completed.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

School counselors and staff are available during the school day to assist students. After hours and during weekends and holiday breaks, families need to utilize community supports. If you are in need of assistance for yourself or someone else, please contact the following resources:


FirstLink: Dial 2-1-1

(24/7 hour help line for community resources and emotional support)

Suicide Lifeline (answered locally): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Red River Regional Dispatch: 701-451-7660

If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1

EAGLE CUPBOARD

Just a reminder, if you or your family are in need of personal hygiene supplies, household products, food or clothing, the Student Services Office at Davies has a small variety of items. Students and families can access these items by contacting their school counselor. If you need additional community supports, the counselors are available to help connect you with additional supports to meet your needs.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation works with donors who have created annual gifts and permanently endowed scholarships for deserving graduates of Davies High School. To donate to Davies High School Scholarships, CLICK HERE.


Applications can be found at the Davies counseling office, or may be accessed HERE. For questions please contact the Davies Counseling Office at 701.446.5616 . You may also contact the Foundation office with any questions at 701.446.1041 or fpsfound@fargo.k12.nd.us.


Click HERE for Davies High School Counseling Office scholarship resources and help.

YEARBOOKS

Students can purchase a copy of the 2021-2022 yearbook for $60 by ordering online through SchoolPay, stopping into the main office, or calling the main office at 701-446-5600.

NDHSAA - PHYSICALS 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Students planning to participate in athletics in the 2021-2022 school year should get their physical done and turned into the main office. Any physical dated after April 15, 2021 is good for the 2021-2022 school year. All athletes will need a new physical on file before they can participate in their athletic activity.

Click here to download the NDHSAA Approved Physical Form


Physical Information from NDHSAA:

Prior to participation (including practice) a student participating in NDHSAA sanctioned athletic activities and representing his/her school must have on file with their school, an annual NDHSAA-approved Athletic Pre-Participation Health History Screening and Physical Examination clearance form completed by a qualified health care professional (i.e. Doctor of Medicine of Osteopathy, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant under the supervision of a physician); the Athletic Pre-Participation Health History Screening and Physical Examination is valid for one school year; a physical examination completed before April 15 is not valid for participation the following school year.

ADDRESS CHANGES

Address changes, like registration, can now be done ON-LINE. You will see the same format you used for registration in previous years by going into PowerSchool to access the forms, just follow the tutorial.

You may change your address, telephone number, pay your student’s fees or update contact information etc. all ON-LINE.

ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

Students are expected to be in their classes every day, except in the case of illness, school related activities, family emergency, or religious observance. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their children are in school unless a valid reason for absence exists. The Attendance Office asks that a student’s absence be reported by 9:00 a.m. If a student is not accounted for they will be recorded as truant. Please review the attendance policies found in our on-line student handbook. The Attendance Office may be reached by calling 446-5610 (A-J) or 446-5611 (K-Z).


Page 36-38 of the STUDENT HANDBOOK outlines the Davies Attendance Policy

DETENTION

Does your student have detention? Below are the opportunities for student’s to make up their detention.


Monday - Friday

8:05am - 8:45am

3:05pm - 3:45 pm


Room H101


Students with outstanding detentions may not be able to participate in certain school sponsored activities. Some examples include: graduation ceremony, prom, and other school dances.

CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Students are allowed to use cell phones and electronic devices in the commons, hallways and locker bays. Upon entering classrooms all electronic devices need to be put away. If a cell phone or electronic device is taken from a student, the student may pick up the device from the main office at the end of the day. A second incident will result in the parent being required to pick up the phone from the main office.

SMILE! YOU'RE ON CAMERA

The Fargo Public Schools uses electronic surveillance systems in order to help ensure that school premises and individuals on school premises are safe and secure. Any person entering a school facility, on school property, or at a school function, or riding a school bus is subject to being videotaped. Davies High School has over 75 cameras throughout it's facility.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR


  • May 16 - School Make Up Day (School will be in session)
  • May 18 - Davies Day / Academic Awards Ceremony
  • May 26 - Last Day of Classes
  • May 29 - Graduation (6pm @ FARGODOME)

DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL CONTACT NUMBERS

DAVIES MAIN OFFICE

Office Number..................... ............................ 446-5600

Troy Cody, Principal.................. ...................... 446-5604

Dr. Dale Miller, Asst. Principal (A-J)................446-5607

Sean Safranski, Asst. Principal (K-Z)..............446-5606

Lenny Ohlhauser, Activities Coordinator........ 446-5608

Kayla Dewey, Admin. Assistant...................... 446-5605

Angela Bartsh, Activities Secretary................ 446-5609

Mardel Hermanson, Bookkeeper.....................446-5619

Derek Johnson, SRO.........................................446-5624


STUDENT SERVICES

Joshua Andres, Counselor (A-C).................... 446-5612

Jennifer Toso-Kenna, Counselor (D-Ha)......... 446-5614

Beth Weiler, Counselor (He-L)…...................... 446-5626

Sarah Nereson (M-Sa).................................... 446-5613

Anita Mahnke, Counselor (Sc-Z).................... 446-5615

Janessa Berndt, Registrar (A-Ha)................... 446-5616

Nicole Peters, Registrar (He-Z)....................... 446-5617

Jody Jahner, Career Center.............................. 446-5625

Alexis Rinas, Social Worker.............................. 444-5627


ATTENDANCE

Kim Martin (A-J)............................................. 446-5611

Tabitha Janke (K-Z)......................................... 446-5610


SCHOOL NURSE

Beth Kobbervig, School Nurse.........................446-5621

Davies High School

Troy Cody, Principal | 446-5604

Dale Miller, Asst. Principal | 446-5607

Sean Safranski, Asst. Principal | 446-5606

Lenny Ohlhauser, Asst. Principal/Activities Coordinator | 446-5608