DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL

Eagles Report - January 2021

Honor - Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence

ADMINISTRATION

Happy New Year to our entire Davies family!


It is always a point of reflection for me when I read or write the January school newsletter. It reminds me our school year is just about half over. It also has allowed me the opportunity to take a quick pause and express gratitude to so many different people. This has been a Crazy year for us all. The last 10 months have been, well, “unbelievable” in so many ways. We have an excellent school with a dedicated staff that is focused on one thing: Helping Students Achieve. It has been very difficult building relationships with our students, yet we will continue to pursue that as we know how important relationships play in student success. I have been extremely impressed with the commitment our students and staff have made in attaining the goal of striving for that pursuit of excellence. School has certainly looked differently, yet our mission has not.


As a school we will take on the task this coming semester to help shape our culture to be a school that will “THINK” before we speak. This acronym reminds us to ask ourselves, prior to saying something to friends or colleagues, is it TRUE, is it HELPFUL, is it INSPIRING, is it NECESSARY, and is it KIND. This is very powerful as we choose our words. This is on the heels of our school wide motto put into place earlier this year encouraging our students and staff to, “Work hard, be Yourself, and Do the right thing!” This includes staying vigilant in our mitigating strategies of wearing our masks and keeping our distance when possible. Despite how different our school system currently looks, being Kind and being Responsible will always be at the forefront of who we are.


A couple different dates to place on your calendar are as follows:


Second Semester Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for:

  • February 10 - 4:00-8:00pm (In Person @ Davies HS)
  • February 18 - 4:00-8:00pm (Virtual Option only via ZOOM)


  • February 15-16 - No School
  • March 2 - Statewide ACT test for ALL juniors at Davies HS
  • March 15-19 - NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
  • April 10 - Prom



Graduation Information

  • Required Rehearsal - Friday, June 4 @ 9am
  • Graduation Ceremony - Sunday, June 6 @ 3 pm



Newsletters and our website (www.fargo.k12.nd.us) are always great ways to stay connected with our school’s activities and your child’s school schedule. Our office staff is always more than happy to help you with any question that you may have.


Thank you for your continued support of our school.


Troy Cody

Principal

CONTACT TELEPHONE 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

Debbie Clapp, Admin. Assistant..................... 446-5605

Cathy Pauly, Activities Secretary.................... 446-5609

Lana Steffen, Bookkeeper............................... 446-5619


COUNSELING 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............................... 446-5616

Kathryn Query, Registrar...................................446-5617

Sylvia Gonzalez, Career Center...................... 446-5625


ATTENDANCE

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

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

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

FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE

Fargo Public Schools Accepting Nominations Beginning January 18 for Teacher, Administrator, and Support Staff of the Year Awards


Parents and community members are invited to nominate a Fargo Public Schools teacher, administrator, or support staff member they feel is serving our students with excellence for consideration of a yearly recognition award. Online instructions, forms, and application process can be found at: www.fargo.k12.nd.us/StaffRecognitionProgram.


Nominations (online only) for each award will be accepted January 18 – 29, 2021.

The District will award the following this Spring:


Teacher of the Year Award − awarded to a certified staff member


Administrator of the Year Award − awarded to a principal, assistant principal, director or coordinator


Support Staff of the Year Award − awarded to an educational support staff member, custodial/maintenance department staff member, or nutrition services staff member

SNOW MAKE-UP DAY

Due to the weather-related school cancellation on December 23, Fargo Public Schools will use the storm make up day built into the school calendar. Fargo Public Schools will hold classes on Friday, April 30, 2021. This is now a day that students and staff are expected to be at school. To see the full 2020-21 school calendar, click this link.

9th GRADE MAP TESTING

On Tuesday, February 2nd, We will be planning to MAP test all 9th grade students. Testing will run from 8:45-11:30 with make-up tests for students absent from school scheduled for later that week. A more detailed schedule of where students will test and instructions for completing the test will be coming as we get closer to our testing date. It will be important that students and parents/guardians do their absolute best to make sure students arrive to school early so we can start testing at exactly 8:45 am. Any questions regarding MAP testing should be directed to Mr. Safranski at 701-446-5606.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES

The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation administers scholarships on behalf of community businesses, families, and organizations. Scholarships are made available through annual donations and investment income from endowed funds. Scholarships are established by people just like you who wish to honor loved ones or recognize someone who has made a difference in their lives. Click here for access to all scholarships that are available.

Graduating seniors from Davies, North, South, and Woodrow Wilson High Schools may select their school below to see which scholarships are available:


Davies High School

North High School

South High School

Woodrow Wilson High School



The Foundation also administers the Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars program and awards an average of 50 scholarships annually to deserving graduates from Davies, North, South, Woodrow Wilson, and other area high schools. Click here to access Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars.

NEWSMAKERS

DR. DALE MILLER - ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, DAVIES H.S.

Congratulations to Davies High School Assistant Principal Dr. Dale Miller for being selected as the North Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year by the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals (NDASSP). Dr. Miller is now in consideration to be the 2021 National Assistant Principal of the Year. To learn more about Dr. Miller and his accomplishments, read this media release from the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders.

Davis Student Selected as Coca-Cola Scholarship Semi-finalist

Davies High School Senior Emily Gao has been chosen as a 2020-21 Coca-Cola Scholars Program Semifinalist. She is one of just over 1,600 semifinalists from nearly 100,000 applicants this year. Coca-Cola will award 150 students with $20,000 through this scholarship program. Winners will be announced at a later date.

FPS STUDENT ATHLETES SIGN COLLEGE LETTERS OF INTENT

This fall, 11 Fargo Public Schools (FPS) student athletes signed letters of intent to play sports in college. These students received the option to have celebratory signing events with their school throughout the fall semester. More FPS student athletes are expected to sign letters of intent in the spring semester.


Davies Students are seen below:

ART STUDENTS' WORK SHOWING AT MSUM'S ART-A-FAIR

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students having their artwork selected for the 2021 MSUM Art-A-Fair Exhibition!


Categories:

Drawing: Sydney Beauvais, Juliana Conlin, Emma Stueve


Painting: Emma Stueve


Printmaking: Jordan Bullinger


Photography: Jude Dill, Isabelle Sunderlin.


The art exhibit will be up from Jan. 12th – Jan. 29th. It can be seen virtually at https://www.mnstate.edu/academics/colleges-schools/art/gallery/

ANNUAL COURSE FAIR for Current Eighth Grade Students

On Monday January 11th 5:30-7:00pm, Davies High School will host its Annual Course Fair for the current 8th graders. The night will include a presentation from Principal Troy Cody and information from the Davies Counseling Department on course offerings and registration. There will also be an opportunity to tour the building and teachers will be available for questions.


If you are unable to make it, we are also offering this experience virtually through this website. https://bit.ly/DaviesCourseFair


The site features information from each department of courses that required for freshman as well as information about electives that students may be interested in.

Graphic of Smart Restart Headline 20-21 Snow Day Procedures

INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION

The season of winter storms is upon us, and we want to reaffirm our mutual commitment to the safety of our students. FPS maintains close communication with the U.S. Weather Service. When storm conditions develop, we must make the decision as to whether school will be held or not. This decision is based on the general conditions which exist for the majority of Fargo students. Weather conditions and distance to school will vary however, and parents should use their own judgment in determining if the weather is suitable for their children to make the journey to school on any particular day. If school is in session and it is your decision that your child should remain at home, that decision will be respected by the school.


If school is called off, the local radio and television stations will be notified as early as possible. School closing notices will also be posted on the internet via FPS and the weather section of In-Forum. In addition, you should receive a connect ed phone call from the district office with the information. If storm conditions develop during the day and it is determined that an early dismissal is in the best interest of the students, the media will be notified and principals will proceed with an orderly dismissal. Elementary principals will dismiss students consistent with the instructions provided by parents on the emergency/weather school closing form.


Fargo Public Schools will do the following if our weather prevents us from having school:


  • School will be cancelled for the first one to two snow days that fall Monday through Thursday. If there is a snow day on a preplanned Friday distance learning day, distance learning will occur. If one to two snow days occur, we will make up the days on either April 30 and or May 17.

  • Any additional snow days after two days will either be a distance learning day at home or will be cancelled and the makeup requirement waived.


This school year has been anything but normal. Fargo Public Schools values in-person instruction. If the weather prevents us from having school in-person, we want our students and staff to be able to make up that time in-person in the spring on the scheduled days in our calendar.


If it is announced that school will be starting late, we will begin the school day with period 2 at 9:30.


We appreciate your continued cooperation and understanding in this important matter. Be assured that the well-being of your children is of utmost importance to us.

NEW RULES FOR MASK WEARING

We have received a revision from the ND Department Health Dept. on which masks we can wear in the in school. See the poster below. We can no longer wear 'gaiters' or 'bandanas' or the face shield without a mask.
Graphic of the right and wrong way to wear face masks
Graphic of systems of COVID 19 - Stay at home if you have these systems  Cough, Shortness of breath, Chills, Sore throat, Loss of smell OR taste, Muscle pain

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.

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR


  • January 11 . . . . . Eighth Grade Course Fair, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • January 17 . . . . . End of Semester 1
  • January 18 . . . . . NO SCHOOL - Teacher PD Day
  • January 19 . . . . . Semester 2 begins with all student present
  • February 10 . . . . Parent/Teacher Conferences IN PERSON 4-8 pm
  • February 18 . . . . VIRTUAL Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8 pm

CURRENT SCHOOL SCHEDULE SEMESTER ONE

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NURSES CORNER

Mental Health

Are You Worried about your Teen?


Most children and young people enjoy good health. However, mental health problems are not uncommon in children and adolescents. Many children go through rough times as they grow. They may have problems at school, with friends, or at home. Usually a child’s behavior will improve as the child or adolescent grows and matures.

When does my child need help?


The following are some signs of mental health problems in children and young people. If you notice some of these signs, contact your child’s school counselor or school nurse. If the problems last more than a few weeks, it may be time to seek help from your doctor or health care provider.


• Inability to get along with other people

• Significant decline in school work

• Marked weight gain or loss

• Changes in usual sleeping or eating patterns

• Fearfulness

• Lack of energy or motivation

• Irritability

• Restlessness, fidgeting and trouble concentrating

• Excessive disobedience or aggression

• Crying a lot

• Spending less time with or avoiding their friends

• Feeling hopeless or worthless

• Reluctance to go to school or take part in normal activities

• Use of alcohol and other drugs


IMPORTANT: If children or young people have persistent thoughts about hurting themselves or wanting to die, they need professional help. If a person is an immediate danger to self or others, call 911.


What can parents and families do?


Parenting and being part of a family are very important to the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. You may not realize it, but you are already protecting your children’s mental health and well-being just by:


• Showing your affection, interest and care for your children

• Encouraging your children to talk about their feelings and to work out problems

• Comforting your children when they are distressed or anxious

• Spending time with your children, working on projects and taking part in activities together

• Being aware of your children’s needs and differences at different stages of development

• Providing consistent care and avoiding erratic or harsh discipline

• Spending time individually with each of your children

• Trying not to involve your children in your arguments

• Seeking help early if your child is experiencing difficulties


If you are worried about your teen, contact the school counselor or nurse. Your family doctor or health care provider can also help.

MEDICATION IN SCHOOL

The school nurse will be available daily from 8:45 am -2:30 pm to provide essential health related services such as assessing health problems, interventions with health concerns, assisting in emergency care plans for identified students, reviewing students’ immunizations, dispensing medications, assisting in health-related programs in schools, and providing advice on health-related issues.


Any medication the student may require during school hours needs to have a consent form signed by the student’s parent/legal guardian on file with the school nurse. The forms allowing the school nurse to give you student OTC (over the counter) medications are on-line. Simply identity any or all the OTC choices (Tylenol, Ibuprofen or Tums) and initial the box indicating consent. The school will provide a limited supply of these 3 OTC medications. If your student requires more than 5 doses of the OTC medications during that school year, we ask the student to bring their own supply to keep in the nurse’s office (FORM AF6720A). Any other type of OTC medication such as cough medicine, allergy or cold/flu medicine also can be administered in school as long as the parent/guardian has sent a statement of use with signed consent, a supply of the medication in the original package, and understanding that the medication will only be administered as directed on the label.


If your student needs medication prescribed by a doctor, then the school nurse must have a copy of Form AF6720C completed. This form must be completed by both the physician and the parent prior to administration of the medication at school. In order to dispense ANY prescription medications by the school nurse or associated staff the following must be in place prior to administering said medication:


  • Student’s name on the bottle
  • Specific time of administration
  • Dosage
  • Physician’s name
  • Medication container and label must match the physician’s order. Ask your pharmacist to give you a secondary school bottle so a supply can be kept both at home and at school in the proper container.
  • No more than a month’s supply should be brought to the school
  • Parent/Guardians are responsible to replenish medicine as needed
  • Unused portions of medications must be picked up at the end of the school year or when the medication is no longer needed. If medication supply is left at school, then the school nurse will destroy said supply according to policy.
  • ANY changes in medication will require a new form (AF6720C) completed with the current changes identified. A new prescription bottle will be required within 30 days of said change.
  • Please have your pharmacist split the medication if the dosage is required to have the medication split in half or quartered.


The medication policy as well as any needed forms can be found on the Fargo Public School website under the tab for Parents. Parents may substitute the AF6720 form with a copy of the prescription written by the physician along with written permission to administer said medication by the parent/guardian. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school nurse at 446-5621.

EVIDENCE BASED REPORTING

Some of the Davies Teachers are grading using Evidence Based Reporting. You can read about Evidence Based Reporting at the website: https://bit.ly/FPSgrading If offers videos and documents about how grades and scores are calculated as well as videos on how to better see your student’s grades. Fargo Public Schools has created this Family Guide that will better help you navigate Evidence Based Grading.

Technology Support

Fargo Public Schools understands that distance learning and additional technology can sometimes be difficult to navigate. If students and parents need help, they can call the support line at 701.446.1450 or email helpdesk@fargo.k12.nd.us. Technology support is available Monday through Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Instructional Platform Help

For extra support, email Brenda Cain at cainb@fargoschools.org to set up a Zoom meeting. Seesaw, Google Classroom, Zoom, and Dreambox are some of the tools she is happy to help with.

GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES

EAGLE LANDING

Due to the Hybrid Schedule catching us when we are open is a challenge since it is a student-led business. Although, we will make a promise that we will get you into the store if you come in between the hours of 8:00 and 3:30 (Mon-Fri.). Talk to our front desk crew when you walk in and they will help you get in the store and checked out. We still have lots of inventory with a huge selection to choose from.

DAVIES THEATER - Auditions for "Addams Family".

Musical Audition Information:

All students auditioning need to sign up for a dance call happening on Saturday, January 30th with Amanda Perlenfein.


For your video submission:



  • Prepare a 45 second section to sing from a musical with a karaoke track, not a cappella. Please do not sing music from the show.



  • Please slate yourself before you begin your audition. Clearly state your name, grade, and what song you will be performing.


  • ALL VIDEO SUBMISSIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BY JANUARY 26TH


  • The flipgrid link will begin accepting submissions beginning on January 18th


  • Audition forms may be picked up beginning January 15th.


  • You will need to provide a picture of yourself with your audition form.


  • Audition forms need to be turned in by January 26th.


  • Please include all conflict and scheduling information on your audition form.


  • Call backs will be on Saturday Jan 30th .


  • Cast list will go up on Monday, Feb 1st.


If you have any further questions, see Mrs. Saari or Ms. Grandner



The Addams Family Characters:


Gomez Addams, Tenor (Bb2 – G4), 35-55: An attractive man who adores his wife, takes great pride in his children, and is immensely proud to be an Addams; caught between his daughter and his wife he feels completely trapped and unable to make either happy, which is his greatest joy; must have great comedic timing, move well, and strong vocals. Fencing skills a plus.


Morticia Addams, Alto/Mezzo Sop. (G3 – Bb5), 35-50: Beautiful, leggy, the real head of the family and the critical and moving force behind it; easy comedic actress with a flirty, dry wit; feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out; a strong dancer.


Uncle Fester, Tenor (C3 – C5), 30-50: Serves as the musical’s narrator; rotund and child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible; a vaudevillian, needs strong comedy and tenor vocals.


Wednesday Addams, Strong pop voice with belt (A3 – E5), 18-25 to play 18: Gothic in an attractive and modern way, witty with a terrifically dry sense of humor; just wants her family to be “normal” for one night to meet the parents of the boy she’s fallen in love with; strong pop belt vocals.


Pugsley Addams, Strong high vocals (unchanged voice) 11-13 to play 12: A charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister; he wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend so he takes matters into his own hands; strong, high vocals.

Grandma, Strong character vocals (G4 – F5) 35+ to play a feisty 102 yr. old woman: Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma; comedic actress with strong character vocals.


Lurch, Bass (Eb2-E4) 25-50: A man of very, very few words, often spoken at half speed; most of what he utters is long, plaintive groans, some tinged with irony or exasperation; must have true low bass vocals.


Mal Beinecke, bari-tenor (C3-A4) 40-55: Stuffy father of 19-year-old Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice; thinks the Addams’ are beyond strange and does not want to spend time having dinner with them, much less be related.


Alice Beinecke, soprano/high belt (Ab3- G#5), 40-50: Mother of 19-year-old Lucas, seemingly mousy housewife who’s devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires; while at the Addams’ family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth; very strong comedic singer/actress.


Lucas Beinecke, Pop Tenor (C3-C5), 18-25 to play 19: Attractive, young man; fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her; experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addams family.


The Ancestors, SATB, 20 and older: Strong contemporary singer/dancers who sing and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus. Must be able to hold tight harmonies and portray recognizable historical archetypes.



Spotlight Production:

Because The Addams Family cast is limited to 21 people (due to COVID) we will be offering another casting opportunity.


*A secondary production - DAVID & LISA co-directed by Emily Onstad and Katie Hanson


The Story:

The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from dissociative identity disorder.


*List of Characters -


  • DAVID CLEMENS . . . . . . .MRS. CLEMENS . . . . . . . . .PORTER
  • SECRETARY . . . . . . . . . . .DR. ALAN SWINFORD
  • MRS. FERRIS . . . . . . . . . .MAUREEN HART
  • JOSETTE . . . . . . . . . . . . .CARLOS
  • SANDRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . SIMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KATE
  • LISA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BARBARA . . . . . . . . . . . . . ROBERT
  • BEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .JOHN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MR. CLEMENS
  • GIRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WOMAN
  • FIRST BOY . . . . . . . . . . . .SECOND BOY


To be considered for this production please mark your preference and interest on your audition form by January 26th

Call backs for this production will be held on January 30th

PaY - PHILANTHROPY AND YOUTH

All site visits requested have been approved, so committee leaders will be setting up the virtual visits to these 13 organization: A Place for Hope: Wellness and Recovery Center, Community Health, Inc., Face It Together, Fargo Union Mission Inc. (New Life Center), FirstLink, Gigi’s Playhouse, Haley’s Hope, Inc., Imagine Thriving, Motherland Health, North Dakota Autism Center, Sharehouse, Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals, and TNT Kids Fitness and Gymnastics Academy. Also, Ms. Seelig accepted a new position with Fargo Public Schools as the K-12 Literacy Coordinator so she will be stepping down from advising PaY. However, Mrs. Yarber will be joining Mrs. Nordmeyer as co-advisor. Mrs. Yarber is an English teacher at Davies and we welcome her to the team!

FACS CLASS SUSHI

Davies High School students in Mrs. Tricia Romaine's Family and Consumer Science class got a lesson in Japanese cuisine. Students constructed their own sushi rolls and learned about ingredients that are not normally used in American food. Student pictured is Rhoda Gbayeh.


(Photo courtesy: Tricia Romaine)

YEARBOOK

Senior Pictures are due March 1, 2021. Seniors can submit either a color or black and white picture. We suggest a face shot if possible and all photos must be portrait (vertical). Senior pictures must meet the requirements to be in the Davies Yearbook. Requirements can be found on the attached page.

  • Pictures should be digital. Senior pictures can be emailed to daviesyearbook@fargoschools.org. Make sure to follow the digital photo requirements found on the attached page.
  • Hardcopy photos are accepted at a $5 charge. They can be submitted to the office.
  • A late fee of $10 will be charged to any senior picture received after March 1, 2021.
  • Senior pictures will not be accepted after April 1, 2021.


Thank you for your cooperation; we are working hard to make sure that all seniors are included in the 2021 Yearbook.


Grad Ads for the 2021 Yearbook will be sold only March 1-31, 2021 (no exceptions). There will be a limited number of ads available (once they are sold out, no more ads will be sold). More information will be available in January 2021.

If you have any questions about Senior Pictures or Grad Ads, please feel free to call Jenna Johnson Uphoff at 701-446-5751.


First Day of School Pictures

Did you take a 2020 First Day of School picture? If so, send your picture to the Davies Yearbook staff at daviesyearbook@fargoschools.org. Please list names and grades of students include in the picture.


Homecoming Pictures

Send your Davies Homecoming pictures from the week to the Davies Yearbook staff at daviesyearbook@fargoschools.org. Please list names and grades of students included in pictures.

SENIOR PICTURES for the YEARBOOK

Fargo Davies High School

Yearbook Senior Portrait Requirements

Every graduating senior is allowed to submit a portrait photo to be used as their picture in the Davies Yearbook. This photo must follow the guidelines and rules from school policy, dress code, and law. Not following these guidelines will result in the photo not being allowed in the yearbook and the student will be asked to submit a different photo.

  1. Subjects including promoting the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, guns, weapons, or depiction of violence may not be worn or shown in the photo.
  2. Photos with accessories (i.e. hats, scarves, jewelry), props (i.e. sports equipment, musical instruments, cars), and domesticated pets are allowed as long as they do not promote or condone illegal activity.
  3. The subject of the photo should be the student, not the props or background. (Yearbook staff prefers head and shoulder photos.)

Photos may be edited or not published if they represent or include any of the following:

  • Violating school policies and behavior codes
  • Displays of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, gambling, or weapons of any kind
  • Inappropriate gestures, facial expressions, postures, or hand gestures
  • Revealing, suggestive, or obscene clothing

All photos submitted must conform to school standards and policies and if needed, may be subject to review or approval by, but not limited to the yearbook staff, the yearbook advisor, and the school administration.


The yearbook staff reserves the right to edit or deny any submitted photo for publication and printing in the book.


The yearbook is a school publication, supervised by a student media advisor, and shall be reviewed by an administrator if the publication goes against school policy. (NDCC Ch. 15.1-19-25)


Digital Photo Requirements:

All photos must be at 300 dpi in resolution and at least 1.5 by 2 inches in size. Pictures need to be saved as a JPG file. Photos files must be named with the senior’s legal last name and then the legal first name (ex: Smith_William.jpg)

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PTSA

Happy New Year, Davies families from our PTSA!


A new year has begun and it's a fresh start ... 2021 will be steps ahead of 2020 in many ways! Our PTSA has many terrific plans in the works, to continue what's worked well and to improve as we go! However, we need TWO things . . . YOU! (Yep, that's really only ONE thing!) If you are willing and able to help our PTSA rock this school year, we need your help one of two ways (both is even BETTER!)


First, we need to build up our new board with awesome people who enjoy appreciating our students, staff and families. We recognize everyone is busy but our Davies family is worth it and I will do my best to make sure we use your time wisely if you're able to lend a hand!


Second, we understand everyone can't help out even when your heart really wants to! YOU can help by your family joining as members which supports our PTSA continuing the great work they do!! It's $12/person so if you and your spouse or student join - $24 - and we will be GRATEFUL! Did you know your student can join as well AND be involved? P(arent)T(teacher)S(tudent)A.


If you are a staff member, Mr. Cody is generously offering - from HIS own fund - to pay HALF of your membership!! Anyone who supports Davies kids, families, school and staff can join our PTSA (your neighbor, pastor, grandparents and more!)


To have a little more fun . . . North Dakota PTA (state level) is offering membership awards!!! Help Davies meet one or more of these!!!


Acorn - Membership meets/exceeds 25% of school enrollment

Golden Oak - Membership meets/exceeds 50% of school enrollment

Oak - Membership increase of 10% over last year's membership

Little Red Schoolhouse - 80% of faculty members are PTSA members

ND PTA Achievement - Membership equals 100% of school enrollment


Watch for more info to come your way SOON!! If you're interested in learning more (we'll work together to make the most of whatever time you can share!) please call or text me, Nikkie Gullickson at 701-412-8141 or email me at nrgullickson@gmail.com


THANK YOU!!!

BOOSTER CLUB

Activity Update – January 7, 2021

Thank you for your continued support of Davies High School activities and athletics! The following is an update regarding the recent funding requests the Booster Club was able to grant in December, helping Davies students and the overall Davies community.


Davies Weight Room – Funding provided to purchase Tendo Power Analyzer machines

o Expected to benefit 500 students


Do you want to become a member of the Davies Booster Club or are you interested in donating? Visit our Membership Page for more information.

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


Advertising

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


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.


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 virtually on Microsoft “Teams.” Email Misty Dietz at MistyLDietz@gmail.com for the invitation.


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:


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Sincerely,

Fargo Davies Booster Club

Student Dress

STUDENT DRESS – AP6325

The purpose of this policy is to enhance the education of Fargo Public School K-12 students by establishing expectations of dress and grooming that are related to educational goals.


GENERAL STATEMENT

The school district is responsible for seeing that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student, that student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student, and that dress code enforcement does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any protected group.


The following is expected at all times:


  • Clothing with opaque fabric that covers the student’s chest, sides of body, midriff, and their entire undergarments must be worn.
  • Pants/Jeans or the equivalent (i.e., skirt, sweatpants, leggings, dress, or shorts) long enough to cover the student’s private areas must be worn.
  • Pants/Jeans or the equivalent should be secured not to reveal undergarments.
  • Shoes must be worn.
  • Clothing advertising or promoting the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, guns, weapons or depiction of violence may not be worn.
  • Vulgar clothing of any kind may not be worn.
  • Vulgar is defined as pictures, images, words, silhouettes of individuals, or sayings that depict sexually suggestive expressions or actions, profanity, obscenity, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, or which degrade the integrity of individual groups.
  • Hats, hoods, or head coverings may not be worn in the building with the exception of a religious purpose, documented medical need, or with special approval by the administrator for special school events/celebrations/circumstance.

Cell Phones

Students can use cell phones and electronic devices BUT ONLY in the commons, hallways, and locker bays. Upon entering the library or a classroom, all cell phones and all non-school issued electronic devices will be put away unless they are deemed to be educationally appropriate by the classroom teacher. If a student is asked to turn their cell phone over after being found to be in violation they must comply. Consequences/protocol will include the following:

First violation – The device will be confiscated by the teacher and returned at the end of the class period, communication with the parent regarding the incident, communicate with student to reset expectations, and submit a log entry.

Second violation – The device will be confiscated by the teacher and given to the office and submit a log entry. Administration will visit with the student and communicate with parents about future violations. Device will be returned at the end of the school day.

Third violation – Device will be confiscated by the teacher and given to the office and submit a lot entry. At this point a parent will be required to pick up the phone in the office and student will face possible suspension from school.

Messages and photos on a cell phone are subject to viewing by administration given reasonable suspicion of a crime and/or school infraction. In the event a student must use an electronic paging device for health reasons, the student and his/her parents must petition the administration for such use.

Lockers

Lockers will be equipped with a combination padlock loaned by the school. Lockers should be kept locked and combinations not shared with other students. Lost or stolen locks will be paid for by the student. The charge for a lost lock is $5.00. Students are responsible for books and personal possessions at all times. STUDENTS ARE ADVISED TO LEAVE VALUABLES AT HOME. Any graffiti appearing on the outside or inside of the locker is considered vandalism and will be the responsibility of the student. School administrators reserve the right to search lockers, but only when it is reasonable to suspect that the locker contains items or articles which may constitute a hazard or contains property that does not belong to the student.

Gym lockers and locks are available to students enrolled in physical education classes. All items placed in the locker room during class must be placed in a locked locker to ensure items are not stolen. Students must refrain from placing personal items of value in gym lockers. The school will NOT be responsible for the loss of unsecured items. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all personal items are properly secured when left in the locker room areas. Lost locks are again the responsibility of the student and a $5 fee will be assessed for a lost lock.

NDHSAA ACTIVITIES - PHYSICALS REQUIRED

Student athletes participating in NDHSAA sanctioned sports programs are required to file a pre-participation health history screening and physical examination clearance form with the school office prior to their practice & participation in any athletic program. Student athletes who plan on participating in fall sports programs need to ensure they have their physical form on file prior to the first practice. Forms can be found on the Davies website under the Activities/Student forms or click here.

ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

The School Board (Policy #6220) recognizes that regular attendance is necessary to achieve consistent educational progress. In addition, North Dakota state law requires all children between the ages of seven and sixteen to be in attendance every day school is in session, with exceptions for illness and certain other in-capacities. Class attendance is imperative for students to achieve consistent educational progress. The Fargo Public School’s senior high attendance regulations are based on the premise that full participation in class activities is very important in the total learning process.

Students will be excused for the absences listed below if the parent/guardian calls the attendance secretary prior to the absence or sends a note or a doctor’s excuse. The attendance secretaries may be reached at 446-5611 (A-J) or 446-5610 (K-Z). Students leaving for appointments during the school day are required to check out with the attendance secretaries prior to their departure and check in when they return. Arrangements for make-up work will be made directly with the teachers of classes that have been missed.

ABSENCES

EXCUSED


  1. Personal Illness
  2. Illness or death in the family
  3. Weddings of relatives and participation in
  4. Family emergencies
  5. School sponsored activities
  6. Religious activities approved by an administrator
  7. Trips requested by parents and approved by an administrator
  8. Funerals of family, relatives, or friends
  9. Required court appearances
  10. Medical & dental appointments


UNEXCUSED

  1. Truancy is defined as being absent from one or more classes without the consent of parent/guardians and/or school officials. Truancy is also defined by behaviors such as failure to report to the office after being sent, leaving class without a teacher’s permission, abuse of pass usage, failure to leave school after checking out with the attendance office, and failure to go to class upon returning to school.
  2. Oversleeping
  3. Transportation problems
  4. Removal from class for disciplinary reasons (administration ordered suspension will not count as an unexcused absence)
  5. Unverified appointments
  6. Failure to check out with the attendance office when leaving school for an appointment.


TARDY POLICY

Students are expected to be in class on time. The following procedures will be followed.


  1. Any three (3) tardy/late marks in a single class will equal an unexcused absence.
  2. Any student arriving more than 10 minutes late for class will have their tardy marked as LATE.
  3. At two truancies or the accumulation of six (6) tardy/late marks in a semester for a student may result in a formal attendance review. The attendance review document will outline attendance expectations going forward and disciplinary action if attendance issues continue.

DETENTION

A detention will be assigned for each period of truancy and for every third tardy. Detention times will be held on Monday - Friday 8:00-8:40 and 3:00-3:40 in H101.

Davies High School

Troy Cody - Principal - 446-5604

Dale Miller, Asst. Principal - 446-5607

Sean Safranski, Asst. Principal - 446-5606

Lenny Ohlhauser, Activities Director - 446-5608