Friday Family Update
Davis Middle School
Friday, September 22, 2023
Happy Friday Davis Families,
We had such a fun spirit week to celebrate Start With Hello week! We love to see the school spirit and also watching students make connections and have fun conversations. Thanks to the group of student council members that worked so hard to put this week together! See below for just a few examples of all of the great spirit wear.
A quick reminder for all students who may be attending the Scioto Football game tonight, and any other school event that is hosted at Davis or any other school: all school rules apply at extra-curricular events. Families, please help us remind students that we expecting them to Live the Irish Way outside of school as well as inside. Thanks for your support in this, as we know we are better together in these efforts! 😊💚
I hope you all have a great weekend.
September 27 -- PTO General Assembly Meeting 7 PM - virtual, link to be shared that morning
September 28 -- Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30 PM
October 3 -- Community Conversation, 7 PM, DMS Media Center (more information below)
October 10 -13 -- 8th Grade Trip Week
October 19 -- Fall Festival; 35th Birthday Celebration
October 20 & 23 -- No School for Students
8th Grade Families -- PSAT Information
Dear Dublin Families,
Beginning in 2016 school districts in Ohio were required to select and administer a college entrance exam during the school day for the junior class at no charge to the student. The state’s decision to add this assessment opportunity aims to support students in meeting graduation requirements and planning for their futures. It is Ohio law that the District administers a college entrance exam free of charge, and Dublin City Schools will be giving 11th grade students the SAT this school year March 5, 2024.
Dublin City Schools is committed to providing students exposure and experience to college readiness assessments. During the 2023-24 school year, all 8th grade students will be given the PSAT 8/9 assessment at no cost to the student. The PSAT 8/9 is the first in the series of SAT suite of assessments through the CollegeBoard.
PSAT 8/9 Test Administration Date:
Wednesday,Oct 18, 2023
When 8th grade students receive their PSAT 8/9 results, they will also have access to a personalized support plan which includes free online resources that can be accessed at home. These free resources help deepen students’ understanding of what is needed for college and career readiness. The learning resources also provide practice material aligned to the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT which will help to prepare students for further CollegeBoard tests.
Students are not permitted to have any electronics on them during testing. We encourage students to leave their electronic devices at home or in their lockers prior to testing. Cell phones and smart watches will be collected if brought into the testing environment. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact your school counselor or building administrators.
Coordinator of Data and Assessment
Learn the Facts at a Community Conversation!
Members of the Dublin City Schools district leadership team are hitting the road and joining the principal of every school for a co-hosted Community Conversation. These Community Conversation events will be levy-focused, providing an opportunity to learn facts and ask questions about the upcoming levy and bond issue. Our school’s Community Conversation event will be Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 7 PM in the Davis Media Center. We welcome everyone to come and be a part of this informative session. Together, let's make our community stronger through open dialogue and shared knowledge. See you there!
Flu Shot Clinic at DMS - 10/3/23
We will be hosting a flu shot clinic for students at Davis during the school day on Tuesday, October 3. If you would like your student to receive a flu shot, please fill out this consent form and have your student turn it in to the clinic at any time prior to October 3. Students will only be called down for the flu shot if they have a completed consent form on file.
Junior Teen Institute
Junior Teen Institute is a leadership group for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. At the meetings, students learn life skills to help them make positive choices. They do this through fun games and activities. One focus of the group is to encourage drug-free lifestyles. Junior Teen Institute is responsible for planning Red Ribbon Week, which is a nationwide drug-free awareness week.
If your student is interested in joining JTI, please check out this permission slip for more information.
Enriching Kidz Better Babysitting Class
Enriching Kidz is offering a Better Babysitting Class at Davis MS this fall. Please see this flyer for more information about the class and to register your student if they are interested.
Davis PTO Updates
High Five Fundraiser!
Our Fall fundraiser ends on Monday, September 25th! If you are able to give, we really appreciate the help!
This fundraiser is so easy and will go to benefit so many programs, activities, and events at Davis Middle School!
How do you donate to our High Five Fundraiser? See this letter for details on how to give through Square or PayPal (credit card giving option available on PayPal link) or click on one of the links below!
Paypal/Credit Card: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=REG6P4RHC28S6
Please put your contact info and for every $25 you give, you will be entered to win a Spirit Basket that will be awarded on September 26th!
We know that times are challenging but know that every single dollar counts and we appreciate any support that you are able to give! Thank you!
First General PTO Meeting on WEDNESDAY!
Our first General Davis PTO meeting will be Wednesday, September 27th at 7 pm. This will be a virtual meeting and you will be emailed a link the week of the meeting. We hope you can join us for updates and information on everything PTO for the 2023-24 school year!
8th Grade Committee Update
The Davis PTO 8th grade committee would like to thank Creative Edge (www.cecurbing.com) and the Romeo’s Pizza on Hard Road for sponsoring the 8th Grade Tailgate at the Scioto Football Game this past Friday! 8th graders had fun eating pizza, playing games and hanging out before the big win at Scioto! We appreciate community support so much and please check out both of these Davis Family businesses!
Spaghetti Dinner and Auction
Davis PTO is very excited to bring back the Spaghetti Dinner but we are in need of volunteers and donations to make our first year back a success! If you would like to volunteer or know of a business interested in donating or being a sponsor, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We are so excited for this event on Friday, December 1, 2023!!
Davis Winter Sports Update
Winter Sports for Davis are right around the corner! The Davis Athletic Department offers girls 7th & 8th basketball, 7th & 8th boys basketball, and co-ed wrestling for 7th & 8th graders. (Winter Basketball Cheer teams have already been chosen in the Spring)
Open gym/mat schedules as well as tryouts for girls and boys basketball will be posted Monday morning, September 18. If you have a student interested in participating, please check the Athletic Website for specific dates, times, and locations for our basketball and wrestling programs.
What do you need to participate in Middle School Sports?
Final Forms Registration - All athletes must be signed up and registered in our Final Forms System prior to participating in any optional conditioning or practice. Directions and links can be found on the Athletic Website.
Current Athletic Physical - All athletes must have a completed (current) physical on file in the Athletic Office prior to any participation in optional conditioning or scheduled tryouts. The physical can be brought with you the first day you attend and MUST be on the official Ohio High School Physical Form (OHSAA) which can be found for printing on the Athletic Website.
Contact the Athletic Office if you have any questions.
Family and Student Athletic Passes
We are pleased to offer our Dublin Middle School Family Athletic Pass & Student Passes for the upcoming school year once again. This Family pass will allow admission to any Dublin Middle Schools athletic events for the members of your immediate family for the 2023 - 2024 school year. This pass will save your family considerable money over the course of this year’s events and is good at all Dublin Middle Schools. (This pass is not valid for any High School events, away contests, fundraising tournaments or the PTO Dance.)
The Dublin Middle School Family Athletic Pass can be purchased for $85. If you choose, you may also buy individual Student Athletic Passes for $25 per student. (Family not included/student only). This pass is good for Davis Athletic events only.
To purchase either the Family Pass or Student pass, you have two options. You can complete the appropriate section on the pass form linked below and return form and payment to the Main Office, Athletic Department, your students Head Coach or Academic Team Leader. You may also purchase either card online as well. (Fees do apply) Checks for passes are made out to: Davis Middle School
- 2 Family Pass Cards will be issued for each family and student ID cards will be marked for each student. Passes will be made and distributed after school pictures and ID cards are taken in August. Until the cards are completed, your Family / Student information will be on the “Pass List” at each athletic function in Dublin. Athletic Pass Cards can be picked up at any athletic gate you attend once the cards are completed.
We hope this pass will offer a convenient and efficient way for you to enjoy your child’s middle school athletic events as well as save you money. As always we thank you for your attendance and support of Irish Athletics.
For 6th Grade -- Little Irish Wrestling Club
The Little Irish Wrestling Club is gearing up for the 2023-24 season and registration opens soon! Introductory and competitive programs are available for youth wrestlers of all skill levels in grades Kindergarten-6th. The season runs from November 14- until February 11 and includes five league competitions.
- In-Person registration will be held at Dublin Scioto High School (use the athletic entrance) at 6 pm on Thursday October 26 and Thursday November 2.
- Visit: https://www.sciotowrestling.com/little-irish for more information.
- $125 per wrestler
- Limited scholarships are available
- Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org
Scioto Football Club Discount Card 2023
The Scioto Football Club is selling 2023 discount cards. Cards are $20. Please see the pictures below for the available discounts. If you would like to purchase a discount card, please contact Liz Sauer email@example.com
Dublin City Schools District Information
Mathematics and World Language Parent Survey
Dublin City Schools is committed to providing the best education possible to ensure all students are prepared for success. This year, we are inviting parents and guardians to provide feedback in the areas of Mathematics and World Language programming in Dublin City Schools via the survey below. Please complete the survey no later than Monday, October 2.
From the City of Dublin
Shred and Destroy: Document Destruction Day
Bring your old docs to the City Fleet Complex, 6351 Shier Rings Road, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 14. There will be one on-site shredding truck and one off-site shredding truck. The material in the off-site shredding truck will be securely transported to an off-site shredding facility. Be sure to read the full list of accepted items.
Help Build the Sustainable Side of Our Community Plan
As part of Envision Dublin, we invite your family to contribute to our Dublin Sustainability Plan at an evening input session on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Dublin Community Recreation Center, Talla room 3! During this time, you will get to see the City's current sustainability conditions process and provide ideas about the goals and themes of the new sustainability plan. Mark your calendar.
Davis Middle School