DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL

Eagles Report - March 2020

Honor - Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence

ADMINISTRATION

Greetings,

March 18 will mark the end of the third quarter. The winter sports season is wrapping up and the spring activities will soon be here. To keep up to date on all the activities and events taking place, please visit the Davies High and Fargo Public Schools websites.

The Davies High counselors have finished registering students for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. Parents received a verification sheet in the mail starting Feb 25 with their student’s course requests. Parents should review this information with their student to make sure the proper courses were selected. If you have any questions regarding your student’s selection, please review the instructions on the verification sheet or contact your Davies High counselor.


As we turn our attention to the spring, I would like to call your attention to the upcoming events and information:


  • Course verification sheets will be sent via US mail the week of Feb 25. Parents can review the course selections their student has chosen for the upcoming school year. Any changes should be returned to Student Services by March 8.
  • Spring athletics practices have started or soon will be. Check inside the newsletter for any pertinent dates.
  • March 18th is the next activity eligibility check to regain eligibility.
  • All juniors will take the ACT test on March 3.
  • There will be no school March 19-20.
  • Prom is April 25.


I would like to thank you in advance for supporting Davies High School staff and students during the 2019-2020 school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Dr. Dale Miller

Assistant 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-D)................... 446-5612

Jennifer Toso-Kenna, Counselor (E-J).......... 446-5614

Debbi Osowski, Counselor (K-Q)................... 446-5613

Anita Mahnke Counselor (R-Z)...................... 446-5615

Dona Sabby, Registrar.................................... 446-5616

Sylvia Gonzalez, Career Center...................... 446-5617


ATTENDANCE

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

Toni Nelson (K-Z)............................................ 446-5610

District Annual Report

District Annual Report

As evidence of Fargo Public Schools’ commitment to our patrons, the FPS 2018-19 Annual Report is now available, and it showcases the qualities and services of our school district. The publication provides a wide array of information to familiarize families and the community with Fargo Public Schools. Report details include enrollment, staffing, and budget numbers, and overviews student services and student assessment data. Thank you for your continued support as we serve the citizens of Fargo by providing its students an excellent educational experience. Access the full document at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/AnnualReport.

Picture of Kindergarten child

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Fargo Public Schools Kindergarten Registration [OR attached Photo Graphic]

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2020 opens online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration on February 1, 2020. Child must be age 5 by July 31, 2020 to attend school in the fall.


Registration is a two-step process: online registration and document submission.

STEP ONE: Registration can be completed at home online anytime or at computer kiosks in the office at each Fargo Public elementary school building on the following dates with extended office hours:

  • February 25, 27, and March 2 – 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

STEP TWO: Once online registration has been completed, families MUST bring the following documents to the school their child will attend to finalize their child’s registration:

  • Child’s certified birth certificate
  • Child’s current immunization record
  • Document (i.e. current city utility bill or bank statement) that includes parent/guardian name and address to verify the correct neighborhood school


If you do not know which school your child will attend, call 701.446.1043 or check online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/boundarymaps.

Questions? Call the school office or Betsy Beaton at 701-446-1043.

SUMMER SCHOOL

Summer School Registration

Registration for Fargo Public Schools 2020 Summer School is open, with programs and classes for elementary through high school students. Offerings include enrichment, transitions, remedial, English Learners, and high school credit courses, along with sports, music, and technology camps. Sessions begin in June and July. The 2020 program catalogs and full program details are posted online. Printed catalogs are also available in the main office at each school building.

STANDARDS BASED GRADING

SENIOR FINALS EXEMPTION POLICIES - SEMESTER 1 & 2

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.

SCHOOL LUNCHES

You may now pay for your school lunches on line, through School Pay, just as you paid for them at registration. Following the same procedure by clicking here or clicking the PowerSchool icon on this icon at the Davies website or the FPS website.


Using this program, you can see the dollar amounts you have put into your student’s lunch account as well as how much is used each day, and there are NO transaction fees.

Breakfast $1.55

Lunch $2.70

Breakfast will be served from 7:15 – 10:30 am.


Students will be assigned to one of three lunch runs.

  1. Lunch 4A - 10:52 - 11:20
  2. Lunch 5A: 11:47 - 12:05
  3. Lunch 5B: 12:42 0 1:00

WHAT'S COOK'N IN THE DAVIES KITCHEN

What’s Cookin’ In Davies Kitchen……….

March 2th-6th is National School Breakfast week. Each day we will be offering something different to celebrate so please stop on by.

  • Monday – Hot Apple Cider
  • Tuesday- Daminal yogurt
  • Wednesday- Yogurt Bar with fresh fruit
  • Thursday- Hot Chocolate
  • Friday – Chobani Yogurt


Shannon Nowak

Davies Kitchen Manager

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR


  • March 3 - ACT for Juniors
  • March 18 - END of 3rd Quarter
  • March 19-20 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
  • March 24 - ACT Make-up testing date
  • March 24 - NDSA SCIENCE Period 1 & 2
  • April 6 - North Dakota Association of Honor Society Induction
  • April 10 - NO SCHOOL Good Friday
  • APRIL 13 - STORM DAY MAKE-UP - THERE WILL BE SCHOOL TODAY
  • April 25 - PROM
  • May 1 - No School
  • May 6 - Seniors - Caps & Gowns distributed

  • May 4-15 -AP (Advanced Placement Classes) Testing

NURSES CORNER

IMMUNIZATION UPDATE: GRADES 11 AND 12

For the school year 2020-2021, a second dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) is required for students entering eleventh or twelfth grade. This means your student will need proof of two doses of MCV4 before returning to school in the fall. This rule went into effect for the school year 2018-2019, so many of the seniors (Class of 2021) should have already received this vaccine last year.


Ideally, children should receive one dose of MCV4 when they are eleven to twelve years old and a booster dose on or after their sixteenth birthday. Please schedule with your child’s health care provider or your local public health. Please have your child receive this booster prior to the start of the school year. Also, remember to bring in proof of the immunization documentation to the school.

If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse, Beth Kobbervig, at 701-446-5621.

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.

GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES

2020 CLASS A ACADEMIC ALL-STATE TEAMS

The 2020North Dakota Academic All-State Teams has been selected. The high school seniors are nominated by their school principal and complete for the honor on a state-wide base in both Class A and Class B divisions. Student selections are based on overall grade-point averages, ACT or SAT test scores, extracurricular activities, community involvement and leadership qualities.


Gold, Silver and Bronze Team members will be presented a certificate of merit by the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals. In addition, WDAY and Forum Communications will present a medallion to each team member during a televised “Parade of Academic Champions” at the Class A Basketball Tournament in Fargo on Friday, March 13, 2020.


Certificates of Merit will be sent to Honorable Mention Team members from the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals.


The following students have qualified as a member of the 2020 Class A Academic All-State Team (Gold, Silver or Bronze).

NATIONAL QUALIFIERS

Congratulations to James Lin and Pablo Nunez – Policy Debate and Allen Wu – Congressional Debate, who participated and placed during the North Dakota Rough Rider National Speech and Debate National Qualifier on Thursday, February 6 in Fargo. They will be advancing to the National Speech and Debate tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico this summer.

STATE CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to Davies Eagles Elite dance team who competed in the ND Association of Dance and Drill State Competition January 24-25 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The Eagles Elite earned a State Championship in Class A Large Varsity Jazz, Second in Large Varsity Hip Hop, Second in Large Varsity Pom, and Third in Large Varsity High Kick.

Group picture of Davies Eagles Elite dance team.

DAVIES GIRLS HOCKEY

Congratulations to the Davies High School Girls Hockey team for being State Runner up. The State Hockey Tournament took place on Saturday, February 29 at the Scheels Arena in Fargo. (Photo courtesy of Houston Klassen)
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CADETS VOLUNTEER

On Saturday, February 1, more than 30 cadets from AFJROTC volunteered to pack meals for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) at the Scheels Arena. FMSC is a Christian non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food to people in developing nations. The students packed 734 boxes, which equates to 158,544 meals.

Group picture of ROTC students that volunteered at "Feed My Starving Children".

ONE ACT FESTIVAL WINNERS

Congratulations to the students who placed during the 7th Annual Fargo Area One-Act Festival. The festival took place on February 10 and 11 at Davies High School. During the festival, students performed one-act plays, musical ensemble numbers, engaged in inter-school theater games, attended performing arts workshop taught by local theater professionals, and competed in individual performance and tech events and theater olympics. To see the list of winners, click here.
Group picture of Drama Student at the "One Act Festival"

Tri-State Art Fair

Congratulations to the students who participated in the Tri-State Art-A-Fair Juried Art Competition at Minnesota State University Moorhead on Friday, February 7. Schools and students placed as follows:


  • Honorable Mention Award of Excellence in Sculpture: I'm Fine..., Olivia Propeck, Davies High School
  • Honorable Mention Award of Excellence in Printmaking: Obsession with Bones, Haylie Tritch, Davies High School
  • Honorable Mention Award of Excellence in Drawing: Heart of the Woods, Jennifer Chao, Davies High School

TUTORING CLUB

Davies High School now has a Tutoring Club that will offer tutoring services for all students in need of academic support. The goal of the club is to help students succeed, whether it is bringing their grade from an F to a C or a B to an A. The services are offered and organized by Davies students and are completely free.


The club has two options available for tutoring.


  1. The first is “open house tutoring,” where students can come to scheduled sessions with multiple tutors that have expertise on a specific subject. These sessions will have a designated subject (such as science, math, social studies, etc.) and will be held on a regular basis, which will be posted on the Tutoring Club website.
  2. The second option is one-on-one tutoring where a student will be matched with a tutor based on subject and availability. It will be guaranteed that the tutor will have an appropriate level of understanding of a subject before they are assigned to a student. This individual tutoring method will allow for a personal connection between tutor and student, which can dramatically increase the quality of help a tutor can provide. Teachers can’t always establish this connection with each student because they don’t have enough time.


Since English courses are difficult to tutor, the Tutoring Club will also be offering a peer-review process. Students are able to submit their essays through a Google form on the Tutoring Club website which will then be peer-reviewed by a tutor with an appropriate level of English expertise. The tutors will only be allowed to comment on the students’ essays, not directly edit. This process does not guarantee a perfect score, but the goal is to help the students better their English writing skills through peer-reviewing and self-reflection.


To secure a tutor for your child, or more information, click here or visit www.fargo.k12.nd.us/DaviesTutor.

MUSIC

ORCHESTRA


Davies Orchestras will perform as part of the All-Eagle Strings Concert “Irish Myths and Legends” on Monday, March 16th at 7:00 pm in the Davies Main Gym. We will be joined by string students from Kennedy, Eagles, Centennial, Bennett and Discovery.


Selected Davies Orchestra members will perform with the NDMEA All-State Orchestra in Bismarck on March 24th at 1:00 at the Bismarck Civic Center.


Regional EDC Strings Solo & Ensemble Contest will be held at Hope Lutheran South Church in Fargo on Thursday, April 2nd from 8:00 am to approx. 4:00 pm.



CHOIR

Choir:

Vocal solo and ensemble EDC will be held on Friday, April 3rd at Hope Lutheran South Church in Fargo.


MUSIC DEPARTMENT
Congratulations to the following Davies students on being selected into the 2020 North Dakota All-State Ensembles. These students will collaborate with students from around the state March 22-24 in Bismarck with culminating concerts on Tuesday, March 24th at the Bismarck Event Center.


  • Danielle Bach
  • Abigail Becher
  • Owen Beller
  • Abagail Berg
  • Ethan Blesie
  • Tessa Brandt
  • McKenna Brye
  • Therese Byankuba
  • Jace Catalan
  • Zachary Catalan
  • Hanson Chen
  • Jessica Chen
  • Ben Diers
  • Anna Gieser
  • Marcus Hart
  • Seth Hansen
  • Tyler Horne
  • Aidon Huck
  • Hannah Khan
  • James Lin
  • Joanna Lin
  • Cole Meyer
  • Mark Rohleder
  • Zack Rohleder
  • Nicholas Sholy
  • Marvin Tian
  • Seema Tian
  • Forrest Weintraub
  • Pearl Whitehurst
  • Allen Wu
  • Isabella Zimprich
  • Victoria Zimprich

FBLA

The Davies Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members fundraised funds this year for the American Heart Association. The members planned and participated in fundraising activities during the week of February 3-7th. Activities included collecting donations for t-shirts, a miracle minute during a home boys basketball game, a Kahoot during lunch periods, decorating of hearts, and encouraging all to participate in National Wear Red Day (February 7th). The Davies FBLA members raised a total of $1,224 and have donated the money to American Heart Association. Thank you to all that supported the students during these events! During March 29-31st, the Davies FBLA members will be attending the State FBLA Conference in Bismarck, ND. Good luck to those members that are competing!

DECA

The DECA students (combined with FBLA) teamed up for a Championship finish at the Emerging Leaders Conference in Valley City at the end of January. They are hoping to take that momentum into the State Career and Development Conference on March 15-17 in Bismarck. DECA students who qualify in Bismarck will have the chance to take their talents to the International Career and Development Conference in Nashville at the end of April. Here is a picture of the students at the Emerging Leaders Conference. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Students need to be enrolled in a Marketing/Management/School Store class to be able to participate in DECA.

Picture of DECA and FBLA students at Emerging Leaders Conference in Valley City

FCCLA

On February 5, 2020, the District 6 Family and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) STAR Events competition was held at Olivet Lutheran Church. Students from area schools competed in a variety of events.


Congratulations to the following Davies FCCLA members for achieving gold and advancing to state:



  • Ayla Hovland, Tessa Thurlow & Callie Ressler in Professional Presentation
  • Mataya Stenerson, Brenna Barnick & Callie Ressler in Chapter Service Portfolio
  • Amorelle Upton in National Programs in Action



The state competition will be held during the FCCLA State convention in Bismarck April 19-21.

Picture of FCCLA students  who won advanced to state.

BACK ROW: Ayla Hovland, Callie Ressler, Amorelle Upton, Tessa Thurlow, Brenna Barnick, Gabrielle Johnson FRONT ROW: Hanna Millar, and Mataya Stenerson

EAGLE LANDING - School Store

We are open during the school day from 8:05 to 3:30 daily. We would love to help you find some great Eagle Gear! Find us on Facebook or Twitter by searching, ‘The Eagle Landing.’ We will post sale dates and times on Facebook and Twitter as they become available.


*FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET 20% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE. COME IN SOON WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB

There are a few spots still open on the Saturday march 14th ski and snowboard club trip to Giants Ridge for any student that is interested. If you have not been a part of the club in the past, it does not matter! You can come along for the last trip of the season. If you have questions email Mr. Taragos at taragom@fargoschools.org

PaY - PHILANTHROPY AND YOUTH

PaY has received confirmation of the organizations we will be conducting site visits for. They are the following: F5 Project, Center, Inc., Cullen Foundation, Diamond in the Ruff, Homeward Bound, Hope, Inc., Jail Chaplains, Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society, PATH North Dakota, Inc., Perry Center, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, Red River Children’s Advocacy Center, River Keepers, Ronald McDonald House, and Youthworks. Groups will begin meeting to start the communication process with these organizations, conduct research on these organizations, and plan site visits to these organizations.

PROM 2020


Prom at Davies High School is being held on April 25, 2020. The theme for this year’s prom is “An Evening Under the Stars.” The junior class hosts prom. All members of the junior and senior classes are invited to attend. Underclassmen are only able to attend if escorted by a member of the junior or senior class. Middle school students are not able to attend.



Things for parents to remember:

  • Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Spectators should enter through Door 4.
  • Grand March will be held in the main gym. Seating is limited, so it is recommended that you come early to assure that you have a seat in the gym.
  • Cost for Grand March is $5.00 per person. All proceeds support the post prom party.
  • Tickets for Grand March will only be sold at the door the night of prom.
  • Doors to the gym will close right at 7:30 pm so that Grand March can promptly begin.
  • Grand March will kick off with the crowning of Prom King and Queen.
  • It is requested that all parents and guests remain seated for the duration of Grand March. It is disruptive to the participants as well as other guests when spectators are up and moving during the march.
  • The dance begins immediately following Grand March, approximately 9:30 pm. It is requested that all parents and guests leave the building by 9:30 pm so the doors can be locked, and students can enjoy the dance.
  • The Grand March will be broadcast live via a YouTube link on our Davies High School web page. This live feed will also be played in the theatre the night of Grand March and spectators will able to sit in the theatre if they choose.
  • There is a professional photographer available prior to grand march for pictures of couples, individuals or groups. Students will be given an order packet when they purchase their tickets.


Things for students to remember:

  • Tickets will be sold Tuesday, April 21st – Thursday, April 23rd and will be available in the commons during 4th and 5th periods and 8th period. Tickets are not available at the door.
  • Tickets are $15/person or $25/couple.
  • All detentions must be served prior to buying tickets.
  • Doors to the school open at 6:30 pm. Students should enter the building through Door 10 (the pool door) at their assigned time according to ticket number.


Ticket numbers 1-150 arrive no later than 6:45 pm

Ticket numbers 151-300 arrive no later than at 7:00 pm

Ticket numbers 300 and up arrive no later than 7:15 pm


  • Line up for Grand March will take place in gym 2.
  • Grand March starts promptly at 7:30 pm and should conclude by 9:00 pm.
  • If you are bringing an outside guest to prom, they must be under 21 years of age or in high school and will be required to show an ID when admitted. If they are from another high school, they must be in academic good standing at their school. No middle school students are allowed.
  • All students will need to have their IDs and prom tickets for admission on Prom night.
  • Following Grand March, doors to the building are locked. If you leave the dance and building, you will not be allowed to reenter.
  • Post-prom is being held at the NDSU Memorial Union from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM. Your ticket for prom allows you to get into post-prom. For students not attending prom, but still wanting to go to post-prom, tickets will be available through the main office for $5/person.


Thanks for your attention to all the details. We hope that you will enjoy a fabulous evening at prom!

YEARBOOK

Senior Pictures are due March 1, 2020. 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, 2020.
  • Senior pictures will not be accepted after April 1, 2020.

Thank you for your cooperation; we are working hard to make sure that all seniors are included in the 2020 Yearbook.


Grad Ads for the 2020 Yearbook will be sold only March 1-31, 2020 (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 2020.

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 2019 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)

PTSA Logo

PTSA

Seniors: It’s a wrap! ~ “SrAP” ~ Senior All-Night Party – mark your calendars for the Senior All-Night Party on May 31st. Celebrate your graduation from 10pm-2am at Davies with fun & games, and amazing prizes! Come together one last time as “The Class of 2020” to celebrate on graduation night. Parents, please watch for a letter in the mail to see how you can help make this a great night for the seniors.


Senior Scholarships – The PTSA awards a $500 scholarship to one Senior boy and one Senior girl each year. Parents must be a member of the PTSA. Application forms can be found in Student Services. The deadline to submit your applications is April 8th.


Spring Cleaning? – Are you cleaning out your closets? Will you be doing any Spring Cleaning? Perhaps getting ready for a graduation party? Set aside your unwanted items that can be donated. The Senior All Night Party committee will be coordinating a donation FUNDrive for Savers. We’ll have collection dates beforehand, but the final date will be 4/4 at 4pm. And the benefits are 4-fold:

  • Declutter your home! It feels great to clear out unwanted stuff! We all have TOO much stuff!
  • Prizes for the Senior All Night Party! The SrAP committee will receive money for collecting and delivering the donations. That means more awesome prizes on graduation night! Students who donate will have their names put in a special prize drawing too. Can you spell TV?!?
  • Helping our community! Many people in our community appreciate the great inventory and the affordable shopping that Savers has to offer.
  • · Save the Planet! It is unbelievable how many tons of unwanted stuff goes to the landfill every year. Recycle and re-use! The 50th anniversary of Earth Day will be celebrated in April! Earth Day is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event. Be a part of it, and let’s take care of our planet for generations to come!


Items can be dropped off on Tuesdays in March (March 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st) from 3-4pm and on Saturday, April 4th from 3-4pm. There will be a vehicle by the school parking lot north exit, with a Savers sign, to collect your second-hand donations. For example: clothing, shoes, accessories, hats, mittens, blankets, sheets, towels, toys, games, dishes, electrical items, knick-knacks, housewares, sporting goods, blankets, pillows, curtains, tablecloths, scarves, ties, socks, purses, wallets, backpacks, etc. (Savers cannot accept mattresses, baby gear, appliances, large furniture, auto parts, building materials, cleaning products, or tires.) Thank you for supporting the Senior All-Night Party!!


Our next PTSA meeting is on Tuesday, March 10th, at 7pm at Davies in room H101. Hope you can join us. Thank you to all who helped with providing a meal for the teachers during parent-teacher conferences.

TURF COMMITTEE

Dear Davies Community,


In a growing community and school district we need to continue to find opportunities to provide safe educational and athletic experiences for our children. Our vision for the future is to install a new multipurpose artificial turf field at Davies High School. The installation of artificial turf has numerous positive outcomes including the proven ability to reduce the number of concussions by 44% in our children.


Last fall a group of Davies parents began the journey of exploring the opportunity to privately fundraiser for purchase and installation of artificial turf. The Davies Turf committee was formed with parents, Davies Principal, Troy Cody and Activities Director Lenny Ohlhauser.


Davies High School is the only school in the Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo Metro that does not have artificial turf. Fargo South High School installed turf after an anonymous donor graciously donated all needed funds. Fargo North High School installed turf last year after three entities contributed to their field.


To date, Davies has received in gifts and pledges $762,000 leaving us with $638,000 left to raise of our $1.4 million dollar goal. Currently we are visiting with parents and local businesses to raise the necessary funds to make this project a reality. Every dollar raised makes an impact towards our goal. We’ve had donations ranging from $50 to $300,000 and each one is greatly appreciated.


Our goal is to begin the digging and installation of turf as soon as the 2019-2020 school year ends in May. For us to do this, we must have pledges for the remaining $638,000 by the end of March. This will enable us to sign contracts and move forward with the project. If for some reason we don’t reach our goal, the project will be put on hold until our funds are raised.


If you would like additional information, please check out our website at FargoDaviesTurf or on Facebook @fargodaviesturffund.


We have the ability to continue the success of the Davies Community. No one can achieve this alone; we can only achieve it together. Please consider joining your fellow Davies Community Members and become a Davies Turf Builder.


Sincerely,


Davies Turf Committee,


Steve Barnick, Chad Maloy ,Lenny Ohlhauser,

Troy Cody, Steve Martodam, Kristi Ulrich,

Jon Forknell, Dustin Mitzel, Terry Waltz,

and Rick Lawrence

BOOSTER CLUB

Fargo Davies Booster Club Members:

On behalf of the Fargo Davies Booster Club, thank you for your support of Davies High School activities!


Last month your generous contributions helped the Booster Club fund:

  • Phy Ed Dept for Community Ed, protective helmets for broomball, impact 60 students
  • Discovery Middle School, 8th Grade Transition Day at Davies, impact 340 students
  • Davies Post Prom Committee, Post-Prom Party for food, prizes,and game rentals and equipment
  • Dance Team, new pom-poms, impact 16 students


A FREE and easy 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: Our unique charity link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2716982


Advertising

Want to get your business in front of the Davies audience? Please contact Tom 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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/156775478239912/


2019-2020 School Year-To-Date Booster Funding:

  • Senior All Night Party. Prizes and food for 342 students
  • Eagles Helping Eagles Club
  • Soccer Warm-Ups. Impact 50 varsity members between boys and girls
  • Environmental Club funding for plants in classrooms
  • Davies Administration funding for Academic Awards Ceremony
  • Davies Administration funding for 8 additional TV's to highlight student information around the building
  • Tailgating funding for Boys Tennis
  • Band funding for a district-wide grant project that will impact 1273 students
  • Dance show permit for Davies Dance Team
  • Achievement plaques for summer running for the Boys Cross Country Team
  • Senior Retreat that will occur in November
  • Davies logo on Football warming capes
  • Band Dept to use as stimulus to increase pep band attendance at school events
  • A variety of year-end celebrations (May 2019)
  • A Girls' Cross Country and Track team tent (available to other activities via request)
  • A ticketing office update
  • Soil sample/boring at the Davies football field


Booster meeting - Join us!

You don't have to be a member of the board to attend our monthly meetings! We meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Davies H101 unless otherwise noted.


February 12th @ 6:30 pm

We look forward to seeing you at one of the meetings!


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.

Parking Permits

Students must have an FPS parking permit ($40) to park in the lot for the entire year. Permits may be purchased on line (School Pay) and picked up during orientation. During the school year the permits are available to pick up in the main office. STUDENT PERMITS TO BE DISPLAYED IN THE REAR WINDOW, LOWER LEFT CORNER.

DAVIES PARKING LOT & PERMIT GUIDELINES:


  • All parking lots on the Davies campus require a permit for access. A Student Permit will allow the holder to park in the designated STUDENT parking areas on campus only. Students are not allowed to park in visitor, staff, handicap or other designated areas.
  • Permits must be clearly displayed in the rear LEFT window.
  • ALL motorized vehicles require a parking permit, including motorcycles, mopeds etc.
  • Vehicles advertising violence, insensitive material or ridicules a person or group of people will be asked to remove the material or remove the vehicle from the property.
  • All vehicles parked on campus without a parking permit will be issued a parking ticket payable to the City of Fargo. Parking tickets are $20 for each offense.
  • All parking ticket appeals must be made within two days of the ticket date.
  • Parking permits are pro-rated throughout the year and can be purchased online through SchoolPay or in the Main Office. If you purchase online, your student will need to pick up the permit in the Main Office. You will need to have your license plate information when purchasing.


  • $20 3rd Quarter
  • $10 4th Quarter


  • If you have a vehicle that is in for repair and you are temporarily using another vehicle, you will need to sign in at the Security Desk. You will be allowed to sign in for 3 days, if it will be longer than that, your student will need to receive approval from a Principal.
  • Vehicles parked in areas designated for faculty, staff, administrators, handicapped, and/or visitors will be ticketed.
  • Loitering in parked cars or the parking lot will not be allowed.
  • If your student receives a new vehicle throughout the year, they will need to transfer the parking permit sticker to the new vehicle. They will also need to let the Main Office know the new license plate information so that records can be updated. If the parking permit sticker rips or is not sticking, bring it into the Main Office (even if in pieces) for a replacement.
  • If your student has two (2) vehicles that they use to drive to school, they will either need to transfer their parking permit between the 2 vehicles OR if more convenient, purchase another parking permit for the second vehicle. If the parking permit rips or is not sticking well, bring it to the Main Office for a replacement.
  • Drivers should not exceed ten (10) miles per hour on school property.
  • The Fargo Police K-9 units, under the direction of the Davies High School Administration, will randomly check the parking lots and vehicles parked within it.

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 Wednesday 8:00 – 8:45 am and 3:00 – 3:45 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-3:45, and on Saturdays from 9:00 – 12:00 am. Students who have assigned detentions to serve may NOT participate in selected school sponsored functions until detentions are completed.

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