Davison High School
Message From the Principal
December is here! The past few weeks have certainly not been without struggle and loss. With the continued shutdowns, isolation, long holiday break, and COVID, we are deeply concerned for the social and emotional needs of our students. Our Guidance Office will continue to be open during the school shutdown, if any of our students need someone just to listen to them. We are here during school hours for a call, email, and/ or to join one of our Google Meet meetings. Also, our wonderful guidance counselors can direct families on where they can go for additional resources for more serious student needs.
As we begin to turn the corner on the first half of the school year, it is important for students to check-in daily with their classes, stay up on their learning activities, review/study, and continue to improve on what they know and understand. Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.“ We must have the courage to meet every challenge and obstacle that lay in our way. We must continue to learn from our mistakes and grow as students and educators. And we will!
Furthermore, final exams are six weeks away and students will be experiencing them in new ways with online learning. For any important learning, especially final exams, students should study early and often to retain this important information. By studying early and often, the knowledge learned will be stored in long term memory for a student to retrieve when they want. If students cram for a test the night before, they will be tired for the test and they will only retain the information in their short term memory, which is lost or useless soon after taking the test.
Moreover, Seniors should be applying for college scholarships now. In the newsletter are the details on how to apply for our local “Davison area” scholarships. We have free money for college, but, every year we beg students to apply to the scholarships. Due to the lack of applications many scholarships go un-awarded and/or are awarded to every student that applied. Don’t let your Senior miss this opportunity.
Please help me in thanking our dedicated staff at Davison High School. Our team has gone above and beyond to help students with the ever changing processes in COVID life. This year has not been easy, however, the staff has stepped up to help students and parents during these difficult times. Also, I like to thank the students for having a growth mindset and facing every obstacle as an opportunity to grow. Finally, I would like to thank our Cardinal parents or as you are known now as, learning coaches. As a parent of an elementary student in Davison, I know just how tough it is to be a parent with students learning from home, so thank you for your support in this important endeavor. This school year would not be possible without all of you on the TEAM! I hope all Cardinal families have a safe and happy holiday season.
Ron J. Jacobs
Davison High School - Principal
Our Schedule for the Next Three Weeks
Inspirational Video During COVID
Cheers to a Successful Fall Sports Season
8 Last day for Cool to Care
9 Face-to-Face Learning Resumes
9 School Photos will be Delivered (Distribution Information will be Sent Out).
15 DHS Winter Virtual Choir Concert 6:30P.M.
16 Picture retakes for all grades
16 Masterpieces Poetic Rap Deadline
21 First day of Winter Break, School Resumes on January 4th
23 NEW Deadline for Senior Headshots for the Yearbook
Meal Distribution Information
As the district transitions to online learning for GSRP-12th grade students, our Food Services staff will be providing meals for any Davison Community Schools' parent/guardian who requests them for their student.
IN ORDER TO PICK UP MEALS DURING DISTRIBUTION, YOU MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE
BY COMPLETING THE FORM BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK:
Meal distribution will take place at each school building. If you have multiple students, please indicate below at which building you would like to pick up the meals for all of your students. You must provide your student's name and Student ID number at the time of pickup. You may send a family member, neighbor, etc. to pick up meals for your student, however, they must have your student ID number. Please indicate below if you are sending someone else to pick up your student's meals.
The weight room will be closed after school until the MDHHS orders expire on December 8th.
NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO WORK OUT IN THERE! NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Fall team pictures are in the athletic office and ready for pick up.
Please stop by to get your athletic pictures TODAY!
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS WHO PARK ON CAMPUS!!
NHS Students are volunteering virtually and face-to-face to help students with their classwork. If a student chooses the virtual tutoring option, there must be a third person in the meeting
(parent, sibling, another student being tutored) for transparency reasons. To sign up for virtual tutoring please click the link below:
NHS students are also offering face-to-face tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:15 in the library. (Face-to-face tutoring is NOT available during the shutdown).
GVSU K-12 Connect Virtual Tutoring is available for any student in grades K-12 beginning. This program is a free, virtual 1:1 tutoring/homework support service in which students can harness additional learning support through connecting with university students, faculty, or staff with expertise in various subjects through Zoom. Whether you are looking for a one-time appointment or recurring, weekly sessions, the tutoring center can accommodate any student's tutoring needs.
Students must bring homework or content to work on to every tutoring session.
Currently, K-12 Connect offers tutoring in the following subject areas and grade levels:
- Language: Spanish (K-12), Mandarin Chinese (K-12), German (6-12), French (9-12)
- Math (K-12)
- English Language Arts (K-12)
- Science (K-12)
- Social Studies (K-12)
FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO FIND A TUTOR
STEP 1: CONSENT
Complete an online parental consent form for every child using K-12 Connect services.
STEP 2: SEARCH AND SIGN UP
Now that you've completed a consent form, you can start the process of setting up for your tutoring session by searching for an available tutor.
Instructions to find your tutor:
- Click "Select an Option" to choose your subject and grade level.
- Click "Show Filter Options" to narrow your search based on availability.
- Next, sign up for an appointment.
Remember, you are only signing up for your first initial session with your tutor. At the end of your session, if you'd like recurring sessions set up, work with your tutor to determine best day/time/length/and duration of sessions moving forward. Your tutor will set them all up for you.
Specific instructions on how to sign up and create an account profile are provided below:
STEP 3: JOIN AND LEARN
Join your first virtual tutoring session through the Zoom link provided in your confirmation email. Be sure to have homework or content for you tutor to assist with. Students will begin in a waiting room until the receptionist is available to check them in and move them into their tutoring room.
Get to you know your tutor and share items you need support in. At the end of your time, decide if this will be a recurring session. If so, agree on a recurring day, time, length, and duration before leaving your session. Your tutor will set up future appointments.
STEP 4: FEEDBACK
Complete the short survey that will be linked in a follow-up email. This will help us to continually improve the virtual tutoring service.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DHS Shows Off Its Christmas Spirit
DTV was awarded 1st place in the nation for Local Climate Change reporting by the National Scholastic Press Association for our documentary Great Lakes: On the Brink: https://youtu.be/0ks9XEJXd8A
DTV Executive Producer Jillian Tate won 3rd place for her Covid-19 coverage, for her story about a front line prison nurse: https://youtu.be/pjm7UzC7UYY
DHS is offering student help time every school day, Monday through Friday, from 2:11pm to 2:41pm. During this help time, DHS teachers will be supporting and tutoring our students in either Google Meet/Zoom meeting, or in a face to face meeting.
Please contact your teacher(s) for support or tutoring.
Live Zoom Time for Counselor Support
There will be live virtual counselor support on school days only between 11:05am and 11:57am
Sign in anytime during this time slot for questions, to make an appointment or to get support.
Daily Live Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 981 1565 8824
Counseling Google Classroom
Attention all students! Please join the counseling google classrooms! Stay up to date on information and opportunities throughout the school year.
9th grade class of 2024: cx26t2k
10th grade class of 2023: 6rum7fu
11th grade class of 2022: uchvi2h
12th grade class of 2021: rutjfeu
SENIORS! Local Scholarship Applications Are Ready
This is your chance to win FREE money for college. These are LOCAL scholarships that are awarded on your senior honors night.
Follow these easy directions to start the process:
1. Go to google classroom.
2. Click the plus sign (+)
3. Enter the class code: z4ffurr
4. “2021 Scholarships” will appear
5. Read and follow directions carefully. Scroll down through the many scholarship
opportunities and start filling them out. Someone has to win and it may be YOU!
Remember, the DUE DATE for ALL scholarships is March 5, 2021!
More Scholarship Opportunities
“Local Scholarships” that are presented to senior students on Senior Honors Night are now offered via “google classroom.” Students should fill these applications out for their chance to win. SENIORS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED THROUGH THEIR SCHOOL EMAIL. Deadline for entries is March 5, 2021. Students should reference back to the list of scholarships daily as new ones may be added.
Other “GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS” opportunities are available in the guidance office to pick up or by clicking the links below. Please note that any statements, material and/or opinions included in those pages/websites are not those of Davison Community Schools.
Genesee County Coaches and Officials Scholarship deadline March 1, 2021
West Flint Business Association Scholarship deadline March 31
Community Foundation of Greater Flint has several scholarships available.
Helena Acre Homegrown Scholarship deadline January 31, 2021
Please also continue to apply to colleges! If you need any help, please contact your counselor.
Need your transcripts? Click this link! https://www.davisonschools.org/Page/34
Any 10th grade student in good standing attending school in Genesee County may apply for the Judge Marable Student of the Month/Year Award.
The purpose of the award is to encourage Flint area high school students to focus on academic achievement and career goals. Each month a student is recognized and awarded a certificate and $75 cash. The award is based on completion of an application and essay. Awardees will be invited to visit the 67th District Court and shadow Judge Marable for a day.
Please visit the attached link for application and details.
Student Writing Contest and Grant Opportunity
The Guidelines are:
1. Entry must be original lyrics created by the student. No copyright material may be used.
2. The rap must be between 12 and 20 lines long. The rap CAN'T include: profanity, vulgar language, and/or politics. The lyrics must be written in English.
3. Only one entry per student.
4. The poetic rap must reflect on one of the following themes: The COVID-19 Pandemic, School Life in 2020, or Celebrating Diversity
5. Each student entry must have an application completed online and a completed Authorization and Liability Release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
The Care Team Hospice is currently looking for volunteers for two programs:
The first is a pen-pal program with current patients in hospice care.
This opportunity requires student consent agreeing to not share any patient information as well as a parent consent if they are under 18.
The second opportunity is for in-person volunteering with hospice patients providing companionship/caregiver respite. To volunteer for this position, you must be 16 years old and have a valid state ID/driver’s license for a background check. You will also need to have a negative TB test and to attending training. This opportunity is mainly on hold due to COVID restrictions, however, we are still contacting interested volunteers to create their file with the intent to continue onboarding them as restrictions are lifted.
For any questions, please contact Ashley Gordon, Volunteer Coordinator at The Care Team Hospice at 833-483-2272 or 810-407-4001.
For any questions about current Community Service opportunities or your hours, please contact Mrs. V. in the Career Center.
Looking to Purchase a Yearbook?
Order your yearbook NOW at $75 before the prices go up! Order online by going to the Jostens
yearbook website at jostensyearbooks.com, call 1-877-767-5217, or fill out an order form and return to the main office at the high school. Order forms can be picked up in the front office at the high school or print off a copy from page 16 of the daily DHS announcements.
Cool to Care Holiday Canned Food Drive
The Cool to Care Holiday Canned Food Drive started on Monday, November 2, 2020, and runs through Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This year the food drive will be a little different than in years past. Students will be able to drop off their donated cans and non-perishable food items to the Security Desk in front of the Main Office and/or donate money through E-funds on the District Website. For every two food items or $1 donated on E-funds, the student’s name will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a gift card. If you or your family are able, please donate to this great local charity.