DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL

EAGLES REPORT - SEPTEMBER 2022

Honor – Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence

GREETINGS, EAGLES!

What a great start to the school year it has been! I’m not exactly sure what to attribute this to, but I believe we are off to one of our best starts in several years. Huge shout out to all our staff and students for making it a great start to the year.


Homecoming week will kick off with Coronation Monday, September 19, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium and will conclude with the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, September 24, from 8:30-10:30 pm. Between these days we will have a week full of activities here at Davies. If you have not had an opportunity to cheer and support our student athletes, I encourage you to find an activity this week to come support our kids.


One of the many things that makes Davies High School such a great place for kids to learn and grow is the many different activities students can be a part of. Involvement in school activities has endless benefits ranging from leadership development, organization, communication, to simply having fun. On top of the many opportunities students have in athletics and theater arts, there are about 50 different clubs, groups, and organizations for kids here at Davies High School. With Davies clubs and activities ranging from Science Olympiad, Art, World Languages, FCCLA, DECA, Philanthropy and Youth, and Clay Target to name a few, I have no doubt there is something out there for everyone. If you or your child has any interest or questions about joining these clubs, have them start by checking the message board or visiting with a club advisor, administrator, or counselor.


The first round of parent teacher conferences this fall will be held the evenings of September 28 and October 3 from 4:30-7:30 pm. More information will come out as we approach these important dates for parents.


Eagle Hour is open for all students every day at 8:00 am. Eagle Hour is simply a block of time each morning from 8-8:40 am where students can meet individually with their teacher or para to get academic help for anything they need. If parents have any questions about this please call administration or your child’s classroom teacher.


Thank you,


Go Eagles!


Sean Safranski

Davies High School Assistant Principal

HOMECOMING

The week of September 19th through the 24th is homecoming at Davies High School. Homecoming week will kick off on Monday the 19th with the crowning of our homecoming king and queen. Coronation will begin at 7:30 pm and will be held in the Davies Theater.


Thursday, September 22nd an all-school homecoming pep fest will take place. The pep fest celebrates eagle spirit as well as recognizes fall sports teams.


During homecoming week, students are encouraged to participate in themed spirit days. The spirit days for this year are as follows:

· Monday: Adam Sandler Day

· Tuesday: Western Day

· Wednesday: On Wednesdays We Wear Pink (Pink Out)

· Thursday: Jersey Day

· Friday: Eagle Spirit Day


Homecoming t-shirts will be distributed from the concession stand during lunch on Monday through Thursday. If your student pre-ordered at t-shirt, please remind them to pick it up. There will also be a limited number of additional shirts for sale during that time. Shirts cost $12.00.

The Homecoming dance will be held on the evening of Saturday, September 24th from 8:30 -10:30 pm. Doors will open at 8:00 pm. The dance is semi-formal, and tickets will be sold in the commons Wednesday – Friday of homecoming week. Tickets cost $5.00 per person. Students must have made up all detentions before they can purchase a dance ticket. If students are planning to bring non-Davies guests, they need to register those guests when they buy their dance tickets. Guests must be in high school or under 21 years of age. All students and guests must bring an ID the night of the dance. Students may only bring one guest.

Student Pictures

Scherling Photography was here in August, during orientation and again on September 7th to take student pictures. All underclassmen should have been photographed for their student ID and for the yearbook.


If you are still hoping to order, extra order forms can be picked up from the Student Services Office at Davies HS.


Phone Number: (844) 211-5713

Email Address: customerservice@scherlingphotography.com
Website: www.scherlingphotography.com

STUDENT ID's / Activity Passes

Students should have received their student ID on the second day of classes. If your student has not received theirs yet, have them check with the Main Office. Activity passes can still be purchased, but must be done so in the Main Office or over the phone by calling the Main Office at 701-446-5619. Student activity passes are $30 and can be used to get into all FPS regular season athletic events throughout the 2022-23 academic year.


The first ID is free. Should a student lose their ID, there will be a $5 replacement charge.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent/teacher conferences will be held on the below dates in the Davies High School gymnasium. We have some traveling teachers who share time between other schools in the district. Please watch for an email communication coming soon with when those teachers will be available to meet.


Wednesday, September 28th: 4:15pm - 8:15pm

Monday, October 3rd: 4:15pm - 8:15pm

YEARBOOKs

2021-2022

The 2021-2022 yearbooks were distributed during orientation. Students must have paid for a yearbook prior to the end of this past school year. If you purchased a yearbook and have not picked up, you must stop by the main office. There are a few extras that can be purchased on a first come, first serve basis. Cost is $60 and must be paid via cash or check only.


2022-2023

Students can purchase a copy of the 2022-2023 yearbook for the price of $50 until December 1, 2022. After that date the cost for a yearbook will increase to $60. These can be purchased through SchoolPay, stopping into the main office, or calling the main office at 701-446-5600.


Email daviesyearbook@fargoschools.org with any questions.

SENIOR pictures

Senior Pictures are due March 1, 2023. 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 below.


Pictures should be digital. Senior pictures can be emailed to daviesyearbook@fargoschools.org. Make sure to follow the digital photo requirements found below. You will receive a confirmation email when the picture is received.


  • Hardcopy photos are accepted at a $5 charge. They can be submitted to the main office.
  • A late fee of $10 will be charged to any senior picture received after March 1, 2023.
  • Senior pictures will not be accepted after April 1, 2023.


Thank you for your cooperation; we are working hard to make sure that all seniors are included in the 2023 Yearbook.


Grad Ads for the 2023 Yearbook will be sold only March 1-31, 2023 (no exceptions). There will be a limited number of ads available (once they are sold out, no more ads will be sold). Order forms will be available in January 2023.


If you have any questions about Senior Pictures or Grad Ads, please feel free to call Jenna Johnson Uphoff at 701-446-5751 or email at johnsoj3@fargoschools.org.


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 dress code, policies, and/or behavior codes
  • Displays of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, gambling, or weapons of any kind
  • Inappropriate gestures, facial expressions, postures, or hand gestures

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. Davies Yearbook Staff can crop original pictures if needed. Screenshots of pictures should not be submitted. Pictures need to be saved as a JPG file. Picture files must be named with the senior’s last name and then the first name (ex: Smith_William.jpg).

NURSES CORNER - Headaches

Headaches in children are common and usually aren’t serious. Children can develop different types of headaches, including migraines or stress-related headaches. Children can also have chronic headaches. In some cases a headache can be caused by an infection, high levels of stress or anxiety or minor head trauma.


Most headaches aren’t serious, but seek prompt medical care if you child’s headaches:

  • Wake your child from sleep
  • Worsen or becomes more frequent
  • Change your child’s personality
  • Follow an injury, such as a blow to the head
  • Feature persistent vomiting or visual changes
  • Are accompanied by fever and neck pain or stiffness


Headaches in children can usually be treated with over the counter pain medication and healthy habits such as a regular schedule for sleeping and eating. Some simple tips to help prevent headaches would be to practice healthy behaviors such as getting plenty of sleep, staying physically active, eating healthy meals and snacks, drinking up to eight glasses of water daily and limiting caffeine.


Another prevention tip is to reduce stress. Be alert to things that may cause stress in your child, such as difficultly doing schoolwork or strained relationships with peers. It would also be helpful to keep a headache diary to help determine what may be causing the headaches.

Avoiding headache triggers will also help prevent headaches. One example of a trigger could be food or drinks with caffeine that seem to trigger headaches. Finally follow your health care providers plan.


11-2021 Reference Mayo Clinic


Beth Kobbervig

School Nurse

family health care

Family HealthCare will once again be bringing their mobile unit to do immunizations at Davies. Our date is set for October 24th. If your student is in need of immunizations, and you would like those to be taken care of at school, please fill out the necessary forms. Forms can be obtained by emailing the school nurse at dhnurse@fargo.k12.nd.us. Completed forms must be turned into the nurse’s office by Friday, September 16th. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Beth, the school nurse at Davies, at 701-446-5621.

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Cultural Food Mobile Food Pantry

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lunch accounts

Students are offered a daily breakfast and lunch meal provided through the USDA’s National School Lunch Program. The USDA waivers which provided free school meals during the pandemic have expired. Starting fall '22 students will need to pay full price for school breakfast and lunch. Students must have the funds available at the time of purchase either in their lunch account or in cash.


With the free meals expiring, the Board of Education set meal prices for the 2022-23 school year. The prices are:

  • Secondary Breakfast $1.60
  • Secondary Lunch $2.75
  • Adult Breakfast $2.25
  • Adult Lunch $3.60
  • Extra Milk $0.40


Funds can be added to the student’s lunch account on-line through PowerSchool or by placing a check in a Nutrition Services envelope, which can be picked up in the Main Office.


Households may apply, on an annual basis, to qualify for either free or reduced-price school meals. The application is the Student Fees Assistance and Benefits Application. The preferred method for households is to complete and submit an on-line application at www.EZMealApp.com. If you need assistance please contact Nutrition Services at 701-446- 1152.

BOOSTER CLUB

Now is the perfect time to join the Fargo Davies Booster Club. Your membership helps support the entire Davies community. The Booster Club wishes all students and faculty the best of luck during the 2022-2023 school year. Go Eagles!


There are new membership levels now available! Check them out at www.DaviesBooster.com.


Become a member of the Davies Booster Club or donate to support the Davies community. Visit www.DaviesBooster.com for more information.


Granted Funding Requests – July & Aug 2022

The following is an update regarding the recent funding requests the Booster Club was able to grant in July and August, helping Davies students and the overall Davies community.


  • Davies Track – Funding provided to purchase a laser to measure the distance in the shot put which will eliminate the need to find another volunteer.

- Will benefit all Davies “throwers” and their coaches.


  • 4-6-3 Foundation – Funding provided to help pay for a national speaker to speak to Davies High School and Discovery Middle School students and at a community event regarding mental health issues that impact high school and middle school students.

- Will benefit the entire community, in addition to all Davies and Discovery students.


  • Davies Hockey – Funding approved to pay for the installation of a permanent Davies Eagles sign in Farmers Union Arena.

- Will benefit all Davies hockey players and fans.


  • Walkway Banners – Funding approved to replace the missing banners along the sidewalk outside of the High School.



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

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:

Our unique charity link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2716982


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.


Advertising

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


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.


Our next meeting is September 14th at 6:30 p.m. in Davies H101 – All members are welcome!


Sincerely,

Your Fargo Davies Booster Club

Counseling Center Newsletter

View the Davies High School Counseling Center Quarter 1 Newsletter HERE.

GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES

Be sure to check the student announcements for information on all the various clubs that have upcoming meetings. You can also view our Clubs and Organizations page to see everything Davies has to offer.

Fall Sports

Our fall athletic programs have kicked off and all are seeing success early on in their seasons. Our athletes would love to have the communities support at their events. View the Fargo Davies Calendar to follow when the next event is scheduled.

ORCHESTRA

NDSTA FALL ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL

Orchestra students in grades 10-12 are encouraged to register for the NDSTA Fall Orchestra Festival at Sheyenne High School September 23-24th. Students from over 11 high schools in North Dakota come together to perform at the festival each year.


Michal Lang, Director

NOTIFICATIONS FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

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ATTENDANCE

Report Student Absence

Under quick links on the Davies Homepage, you will see “report student absence” There are new ways to connect with the attendance office. You can not only call, email, but also text. This can be done 24 hours a day when ever you know your student maybe absent.

Please use one of the following to report a student absence.

Call: 701-446-5610 or 701-446-5611

Email: dhattendance@fargo.k12.nd.us

Text: 701-446-8471

DETENTION

Does your student have detention? Below are the opportunities for student’s to make up their detention.


Monday - Friday

8:05am - 8:45am

3:05pm - 3:45 pm

Room H101


Saturday

9:00am - 12:00pm

F128


Students with outstanding detentions may not be able to participate in certain school sponsored activities. Some examples include: graduation ceremony, prom, and other school dances.

POWERSCHOOL

You may change your address, telephone number, pay your student’s fees or update contact information, etc. all ON-LINE.


https://fargo.ps.state.nd.us/public/home.html

Canvas

In Canvas you can view your student’s daily planner for each class, so you know what homework is due, or when the next assessment is.


https://sites.google.com/fargoschools.org/canvassupport

EAGLE LANDING

Please like us on Facebook by searching “The Eagle Landing”. We would love to be your outfitter of Davies apparel! Go Eagles!

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

School counselors and staff are available during the school day to assist students. After hours and during weekends and holiday breaks, families need to utilize community supports. If you are in need of assistance for yourself or someone else, please contact the following resources:


FirstLink: Dial 2-1-1

(24/7 hour help line for community resources and emotional support)

Suicide Lifeline (answered locally): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Red River Regional Dispatch: 701-451-7660

If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1

CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Students are allowed to use cell phones and electronic devices in the commons, hallways and locker bays. Upon entering classrooms all electronic devices need to be put away. If a cell phone or electronic device is taken from a student, the student may pick up the device from the main office at the end of the day. A second incident will result in the parent being required to pick up the phone from the main office.

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The Fargo Public Schools uses electronic surveillance systems in order to help ensure that school premises and individuals on school premises are safe and secure. Any person entering a school facility, on school property, or at a school function, or riding a school bus is subject to being videotaped. Davies High School has over 75 cameras throughout it's facility.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

  • September 19-24: Homecoming Week
  • September 19: Homecoming Coronation, 7 pm
  • September 23: Homecoming Game vs Minot, 7 pm
  • September 24: Homecoming Dance, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • September 28: P/T Conferences, 4:15 pm - 8:15 pm
  • October 3: P/T Conferences, 4:15 pm - 8:15 pm
  • October 5: Junior Preview Day
  • October 5: ASVAB Test, Seniors
  • October 20-21: No School, NDCEL Convention
  • November 11: No School, Veterans Day
  • November 16: Pre-ACT, Sophomores
  • November 16: ASVAB Test, Juniors
  • November 16: Senior Retreat

DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL CONTACT 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

Kayla Dewey, Admin. Assistant...................... 446-5605

Angela Bartsh, Activities Admin..................... 446-5609

Christina Hopper, Bookkeeper..........................446-5619



STUDENT SERVICES

Amanda Brown, Counselor (A-C).................... 446-5612

Mary Jo Andersen, 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 (A-J)...................... 446-5616

Nicole Peters, Registrar (K-Z).......................... 446-5617

Jody Jahner, Career Center.............................. 446-5625

Alexis Rinas, Social Worker.............................. 444-5627

Derek Johnson, SRO..........................................446-5624


ATTENDANCE

Lori Henrickson (A-J)...................................... 446-5611

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


SCHOOL NURSE

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

Davies High School

Troy Cody, Principal | 446-5604

Dale Miller, Asst. Principal | 446-5607

Sean Safranski, Asst. Principal | 446-5606

Lenny Ohlhauser, Asst. Principal/Activities Coordinator | 446-5608