Davis A&M Family Newsletter

April 25, 2022

Principal's Message

Davis Students & Families,

The weather is getting warmer and we are moving quickly to the end of the year. We have a number of field trips coming up over the next couple months. Please ask your child about them. 9th graders specifically will be participating in a multi-day Spirit of America Boat program once they finish earning their Boating License in Maritime Science.

SPA Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. At Davis, we ask our parents to meet with their child's advisor. Students have been preparing goal sheets in Crew that will be discussed, so they should join the conference. This is an important meeting that we value greatly at the school. If you have not made an appointment to see your child's advisor yet, please call the school.

To accommodate conferences, there will be an early dismissal at lunch on Wednesday. Students with conferences that afternoon will be allowed to stay at school to wait.

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:

  • OST & Make Up TESTING: This week
  • Student-Parent-Advisor Conferences: This week
  • Class of 2022 Update
  • Dean of Student Engagement Update
  • Davis Students featured in Cleveland International Film Festival
  • Invest In Girls
  • Vote for PHASTAR
  • Community Resources & Announcements
  • Update Contact Information with Davis A&M
  • Year-Round School Calendar Dates


OST testing and SAT make up exams continue this week. Any student who does not have a test or a make up test scheduled will have an asynchronous day instead of reporting to the school.

Thursday, 4/28/22

  • ALGEBRA 1 OST - Mr. Durban's Algebra Class & some 10 graders
  • Government, US History, Biology, Algebra, Geometry OST Make-Ups
  • SAT make-up day

Student-Parent-Advisor Conferences

Student-Parent-Advisor (SPA) Conferences are this week. Your Davis student's advisor should have reached out to schedule your conference. If you do not yet have conference scheduled, please contact your student's advisor or the school 216.838.2500.


  • Tuesday (4/26) 3:15 - 6:45 PM
  • Wednesday (4/27) 12:15 - 5:15 PM -- STUDENTS ARE RELEASED EARLY AT 12:15PM THIS DAY

Class of 2022 Update:

Please review the Senior Updates Document for the most up-to-date details about the following events:

Prom- June 10th - SENIOR AND JUNIORS can attend. $75 per ticket

Senior Week- June 13-16

Senior Trip/Cedar Point: June 15th

Graduation- June 17th

Update from Dean of Student Engagement, Ms. Tierra

Over the past few months, Davis students and staff have been reviewing and discussing school policies and procedures. Please click on each link below to learn the updates to:

Davis students’ short films featured in Cleveland International Film Festival

from CMSD NEWS BUREAU 4/19/2021

What began as a class assignment for Davis Aerospace and Maritime ninth graders has turned into three short films that are part of the 46th Cleveland International Film Festival.

The films are part of CIFF’s FilmSlam Streams, an educational program for students, and can be viewed online.

To teach literary elements of a story, English teacher Darlene Jeter came up with the class project of either writing a short story or producing a film.

For the full story, links to student films, and student interviews, CLICK HERE.

Invest In Girls

On April 4th, 11 Davis females started the Invest In Girls program. This is a 6-week after school program that focuses on financial literacy for females. When they complete the program, not only will they be more knowledgeable about saving money, building credit, their money-spending personalities, and budgeting, they will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card.


Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer readers will recognize the most purpose-driven and impactful nonprofits in the area. WITHOUT A DOUBT....it is PHASTAR! PHASTAR works to make sure Davis students partake in thematic activities, like flight lessons, boating club, and fab lab club. PHASTAR also plays a huge roll in Davis students receiving internships and summer jobs with companies like United Airlines and local partners like Youth Opportunities Unlimited.

This is our opportunity to give a little back to PHASTAR. All you have to do is VOTE. Voting is open, and you can cast a vote for PHASTAR EVERY DAY through May 4, 2022. Click here to vote NOW. Then remember to vote every day!

The nonprofit with the most votes will receive a cleveland.com marketing campaign valued at $10,000, and three runners up a campaign valued at $5,000 each.

Community Resources & Announcements

"Principles of Finance" Family Roundtable

A Family Round Table will be held next Wednesday, April 27 through Zoom. There will be 2 sessions, one at 10:00 am and one at 5:00 pm. The topic for this session will be "Principles of Personal Finance". Please consider joining this informational event. For more details, click here to view the flier.

Principles of Personal Finance

Our mission is to serve the community by teaching the basics of personal finance, empowering individuals to achieve their financial goals.

Financial education is a critical part of everyday life that is missing from today’s general curriculum. Everyone can benefit from having a deeper understanding of their current financial position and by having a clear path towards reaching their financial goals.

Session 1 Link:

Session 2 Link:

Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Educational Savings Program

The ACE Educational Savings Account program provides qualifying families with a $500 credit that can be used to pay for a variety of enrichment activities that will accelerate learning for students between the ages of 6 and 18. Click here for eligibility details and to apply.

These funds can be used for:

  • Before- or after-school educational programs;
  • ​Day camps, including camps for academics, music and arts;
  • Tuition for learning extension centers;
  • Educational, learning or study skills services;
  • Field trips to historical landmarks, museums, science centers and theaters – including admission, exhibit and program fees;
  • Language classes;
  • Musical instrument lessons;
  • Tutoring.

Step Forward Programs

Step Forward helps people find hope, believe in their future and take steps to make it a reality. Step Forward helps low-income individuals and families address immediate needs and build long-term skills to transform their lives through many FREE programs, including Baby and Mommy Support, Tax Services, Anger Management, Job Readiness, Counseling Services and much more. Click to view the fliers for all of their programs.

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:


  • 26th: Student-Parent-Advisor Conferences - from 3:15 - 6:45
  • 27th: Student-Parent-Advisor Conference - from 12:20 - 5:15
    - Half-day for students
  • 28th: OST Testing Day - Students who do not test will stay home on this day.


  • 30th: Memorial Day - All CMSD Facilities Closed


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