Davis A&M Family Newsletter

November 22, 2021

Thank you, Davis Families

As we approach Thanksgiving and reflect on what we are thankful for, we send a huge THANK YOU to our Davis A&M Families. We feel and appreciate all the ways you continue to support your learners and our school:
  • Attending Student-Parent-Advisor Conferences
  • Communicating absences and requesting student work
  • Participating in "Bring Your Parent to Clubs" Week
  • Monitoring student grades and schoolwork on Schoology
  • Participating in Parent Advisory meetings
  • Celebrating student success at certificate ceremonies

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

In this Newsletter, you will find information about:

  • Counseling Corner - SEMESTER ENDS IN 16 SCHOOL DAYS
  • OST Testing Coming Soon
  • Classroom Corner
  • Spanish Class Collaborates in the FAB LAB
  • FAFSA DAY & College Now Update: SENIOR PARENTS
  • After-School Academic Support
  • Class of 2022 Update: Cap & Gown Orders
  • Captain's Log: PHASTAR Update
  • Community Resources & Announcements
  • Update Contact Information with Davis A&M
  • Year-Round School Calendar Dates

Counseling Corner

The end of the marking is only 16 school days away. Progress reports will be passed out to your child and mailed home. Please talk with your child about their progress in each class. Waiting until the last minute may cause your child to not pass every class. Remember, credits are given out at the end of each marking period.

If you have any questions concerning your child's progress, schedule, or grades, please contact Mr. McCain at 216.838.2500 or through email at RMcCain@DavisAM.org

OST Testing Coming Soon!

As soon as we return from Thanksgiving Break, Ohio State Testing begins. Please make sure your students gets enough sleep and makes it to school on time.

Test Dates are:

Nov 30th - Dec. 3rd: US History, Algebra, ELA OST RETAKES

Dec 7th - Dec 9th: Geometry, Biology, and Government OSTs

Classroom Corner

Right now in class...

  • 9th graders are preparing for the first ever Short Story & Film Festival at Davis, which will be on 12/14 from 10AM-12PM. What is your student creating?
  • 10th graders are reading The Crucible in English. Who does your student think is the most reasonable character? Why?
  • 11th graders just designed a habitat for Mars in Engineering class. How did your student design theirs? How did it do when bad weather struck?
  • 12th graders are writing a research paper in English. What topic has your student chosen? What have they learned?

Spanish Class Calaveras (skulls)

Students from Ms. Corey's Spanish class used their creative talents to design calaveras using image editing software. After saving the artwork to a thumb drive, they came down in groups to the Fabrication Laboratory. In the Fab Lab, they were giving a brief description of the LASER engraver/cutting. With support from PHASTAR'S Mr. Redding, they were then able to engrave and cut out their skulls in a piece of 6X8 plywood to take with them.

College Now Update from Mr. Markusic

Join us for FAFSA DAY on December 8th, from 11AM - 6PM at Davis in-person or virtually by appointment. Please contact Mr. McCain or Mr. Markusic or use this link to schedule an appointment.

This year's FAFSA form has officially opened! In case you didn't know, the FAFSA is a form that you can submit to find out what kind of free money your student might get for college. The FAFSA is a requirement to receive the Say Yes to Education Scholarship, and between these two sources, your student could get over $10,000 in free money for college! And who doesn't want that?

To submit the FAFSA, you will need your 2020 taxes and an FSA ID, which you can create at fsaid.ed.gov.

You can submit the FAFSA on your own or provide your taxes and login information to your student to submit it with Mr. Markusic. We will also be having a FAFSA Day when you will be able to schedule a time to complete your FAFSA, either in-person or virtually. More information is on the attached flyer.

If you have any questions about the FAFSA process, please reach out to Mr. Markusic, our College Now advisor, by email (mmarkusic@collegenowgc.org) or text (216-507-1768).

**ALSO: Students who submit their FAFSA before 1/1 will not have to pay SENIOR DUES!!**

After-School Academic Support

16 SCHOOL DAYS LEFT IN THE SEMESTER. Please make sure your student is taking advantage of our Cleveland State University tutors for after-school academic support. CSU tutors can help with current coursework or is completing credit recovery. Snacks are provided, and students are not required to stay for the full hour.

Support is available MONDAY - FRIDAY 3:15 - 4:15 in the 5th floor atrium.

Class of 2022 Update: Order Graduation Cap & Gown

Senior Cap and Gown orders can be placed. Please ask your senior to check their emails for details.


Family Survey - Let Us Know How We're Doing

Davis Families,

Please take a moment to let PHASTAR know how we're doing. Complete this quick survey to provide input concerning communication about clubs and student opportunities.

B'LASTER Walleye Fall Brawl

PHASTAR'S Captain Pete and Captain Steve took a few of our Davis kids out on the lake last night for our first fishing excursion of the fall. The students are participating in the B'LASTER Walleye Fall Brawl for the chance to win some awesome prizes. The competition runs through the end of Nov., and we will be taking Davis students out fishing as the weather allows. Good luck to all our fishers!

Robotics Club

Students participating in the Tech Challenge Club began to turn their ideas into parts. Using materials provided in the kit from last year's FIRST Robot Competition, designs were being finalized and metal was starting to be cut. In the coming weeks, students will build a set of mechanisms they brainstormed to pick up small plastic balls and place them in target containers simulating an actual competition. With the skills being learned, the students will be better prepared for the 2022 FIRST Robotics Competition which will kick off the first week of January.

Breakfast with Santa

Women in Aviation, Cleveland chapter, is holding their annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser, at our very own Discover Aviation Center. Tour light airplanes, enjoy pancakes, and take pictures. All are welcome! Come watch Santa fly in to sit with all children present.

Where: Discover Aviation Center at Lorain County Airport

44050 Russia Road, Unit 6 Elyria, OH 44035

When: Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 9AM - 12PM

For more information: visit WAICLEVELAND.ORG or email WAI.Cleveland@gmail.com

Community Resources & Announcements

Thanksgiving Dinner Locations

Tri-C Access Centers - Adult Educational Programs at NO COST

The purpose of the Access Centers is to support individuals and families on their path to success by providing affordable as well as no-cost community-based educational and workforce programming.

Workforce Success Course - Sharpen your job skills to succeed in the workplace. Identify academic pathways and resources to achieve your career goals. Develop your resume. Earn one college credit. Completed Tri-C application required.

Basic Computer Skills - Learn basic computer skills like using email, file sharing, navigating websites and more. Includes Microsoft Office.

To start your application process for these courses, preregister here or call 216.862.7350

Stay Connected With Davis

A lot of important messages from the district and the school are being announced. Make sure your contact information is updated so that you receive the latest information.

*To update your address or phone number, please call the school. 216.838.2500

*To receive our school texts, please email LBowen@DavisAM.org with your cell # and your student's name

*For the latest updates: Follow us on Instagram @therealdavisam

Year-Round School Calendar Dates:


  • 24th - 26th: Thanksgiving Break
  • 30th - Dec 9th: Ohio State Tests (see more details above)


  • 17th: End of Second Marking Period
  • 20th: Winter Break Begins (CMSD Schools Closed)


  • 10th: Year-Round School Classes Resume


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