Davis A&M Family Newsletter

June 7, 2021

Principal's Message

Davis Families,

As the year ends and you begin to think about plans for your child during the summer, I strongly encourage you to sign them up for the CMSD Summer Learning Experience. It will be at Lakeside Campus and there will be options for kids to complete targeted credit recovery, enrichment projects, and athletics in the afternoon. Many students fell behind during the pandemic this year, and this is a great option for them to get caught back up. Call the school at 216-838-2500 for more information or visit the CMSD Summer Learning website.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: The last day of school for Monday/Tuesday students is MONDAY, JUNE 21ST. The last day of school for Thursday/Friday students is TUESDAY, JUNE 22ND.

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:

  • Tuskegee Airment Plaque Dedication
  • Class of 2021 Update from Senior Class Advisor
  • CMSD Summer Family Workshops & Programs
  • Supporting Your Learner Workshops for Parents/Guardians
  • Message from PHASTAR: Rocket Science Crash Course
  • Presidents' Council Scholarship FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES
  • Community Resources & Announcements
  • Update Contact Information with Davis A&M

Davis & PHASTAR Create Commorative Plaque for Cleveland-area Tuskegee Airmen

Davis students worked with the North Coast Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen to produce a plaque commemorating the men and women from the Cleveland area who were part of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

Teams of students researched, drafted, and refined the text to be included on the plaque. Davis senior Laila Graham took the lead on bringing these designs to fruition. With support from PHASTAR's Mr. Smith and using the laser cutting machine from the Davis Fab Lab, she etched replica patches, labels, and text for the plaque. Impressively, though, are the illustrations of the man and woman at the top of the plaque. These figures were hand drawn special for this plaque, digitized, and laser engraved by Laila.

See the full news story of the Benjamin O'Davis Plaque Dedication here.

Class of 2021 Message from Profe Courey

For an overview of upcoming events and deadlines, please see the Senior & Parent Info Virtual Pamphlet

Profe Courey, Senior Class Advisor


Summer Family Workshops and Programs

Opportunities abound this summer for families to learn with and from each other, to engage in conversations that strengthen families and promote social and emotional well-being, build new skills, and enjoy new experiences.

Programs include safe, in-person and virtual learning opportunities. Check out the offerings HERE to be engaged in summer learning with your scholar.

Supporting Your Learner Parent/Guardian Workshops

Presidents' Council Scholars

Getting African American students TO and THROUGH college by activating the entrepreneurial mindset of the next generation, growing college graduation among people of color, and the growth of expertise in fields where people of color were historically excluded.

This FREE, three-year high school program begins during the sophomore year and continues until the student completes their senior year of high school. PC Scholars meet 2 Saturdays per month on the campus of Case Western Reserve University and receive the following benefits:

  • Eligibility for Paid Internships
  • Opportunity to use program experience as an application and resume builder
  • Eligibility for financial support to not only enter, but complete college
  • Involvement with one of the most prominent African- American Business Groups
  • Discover and develop business and entrepreneurial skills while ensuring students are prepared to enter higher education and the workforce.

To learn more and apply, click here.

Community Resources & Announcements

Weekly List of Job Openings

Step Forward compiles a list of jobs that are available in Greater Cleveland each week. The list here is arranged by industry. Each entry includes brief information about the position with a link to the job posting for more information and to apply.

Community Resource & Employment Service


(216) 651-5188

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:


  • 11th: Senior Awards/ Cap & Gown Pick Up
  • 13th: Senior Prom at Tremont Cityside Ballroom
  • 15th: Required Senior Graduation Practice
  • 16th: Davis A&M Class of 2021 Graduation
  • 18th: Juneteenth Observed - CMSD Facilities CLOSED
  • 21st: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for Monday/Tuesday students
  • 22nd LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for Thursday/Friday students
  • 24th: Diploma Pick up


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