DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL

EAGLES REPORT - APRIL 2022

Honor – Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence

Happy Spring Davies Community

With winter activities and some interesting weather days behind us, we look forward to our spring activities and 4th quarter of the school year.

We have had many things to celebrate at Davies this winter season, as we had state individual champs (girls state champion in girls wrestling and boys swim/dive), team championships (Debate, Dance, and Academic team), many student honors / recognitions, and successful events throughout our programs. Congratulations to all students for their involvement in making our programs successful, and thank you to those who attend, volunteer, and support our Davies programs.


With many activities going on and possible changes in schedules, I would encourage you to stay updated through FPS and Davies websites. For a current calendar update, please use Rschool located on Davies website or go to: http://www.easterndakotaconference.org


Below are some dates of spring events that may be of interest to many:


  • April 4 - National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
  • April 9 - PROM - Please look for information on Grand March and Post Prom
  • May 27 - Mandatory Graduation Practice for all Seniors @ 8:30AM – Fargodome
  • May 29 - Davies HS Graduation Ceremony @ 6:00PM – Fargodome
  • May 29 - Senior All Night Party @ Davies High School (look for more information from committee)


Lenny Ohlhauser

Asst. Principal/Activities Coordinator

COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEE - DENISH MARSH

Davies High School Senior Denise Marsh was awarded one of three Community Achievement Scholarship from Concordia College. During her time at Davies, Denise has been involved in Orchestra, Choir, Theatre, National Honor Society, and Davies Little Rock Society. She plans to study Political Science.

SAFRANSKI SIGNS NLI

Congratulations to Taylor Safranski on signing her National Letter of Intent to compete at the next level! Safranski committed to play basketball at Concordia College.

PROM 2022

Prom at Davies High School is being held on April 9, 2022. The theme for this year’s prom is “Hollywood Nights.” 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 dance will conclude at 11:30 pm.
  • The Grand March will be broadcasted live via a YouTube link on our Davies High School webpage.


Things for students to remember:

  • Tickets will be sold Tuesday, April 5th – Thursday, April 7th and will be available in the commons during 4th and 5th periods and in the mornings during Eagle hour. Tickets are not available at the door.
  • Tickets are $20/person or $30/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.
  • All students will be breathalyzed before being admitted into Grand March/Prom.
  • 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 3:00 AM. Your ticket for prom allows admission into post-prom. For students not attending prom, but still wanting to attend post-prom, tickets will be available through the main office for $5/person. Students will also be breathalyzed before being admitted into Post Prom.


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

GRADUATION

The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022 will be held on Sunday, May 29th @ 6pm at the Fargodome. Prior to graduation, several items need to be completed.

The following is a checklist of all obligations to be met by each student before a Fargo Public School’s diploma will be presented.


  • All course work, tests, and detention time must be completed before Thursday, May 26, 2022.
  • All independent study, Virtual Academy, NDCDE and any other on-line correspondence course work must be completed by Friday, May 20, 2022.
  • All bills must be paid (media center, athletic equipment, lab equipment, book damages, etc.) by Friday, May 27, 2022. You may call Mardel Hermanson, Davies Bookkeeper at 446-5619 to make payment.
  • Graduation practice will be held on Friday, May 27th at 8:30 a.m. at the Fargodome.

All graduating seniors must attend the practice session. This is required for any senior planning on participating in the Graduation Ceremony.

  • All students who participate in the commencement ceremony are expected to dress in an appropriate manner. Cap, gown, tassel, and honor stole, and shoes are required.

- No other personal additions will be allowed to be worn without Admin permission.


Only students who have completed their graduation requirements will participate in the graduation ceremony. The list of students who will be participating in the ceremony will be finalized on Friday, May 27, 2022.

DAVIES ATHLETICS SUMMER PROGRAMS

Please take a moment to view what athletic camps are being offered this summer.


DAVIES/SANFORD POWER SUMMER STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

GIRLS BASKETBALL

BOYS BASKETBALL

FOOTBALL

WRESTLING

VOLLEYBALL

NURSES CORNER - COLLEGE BOUND

Are you aware that many colleges have immunization requirements for incoming freshman? They also have some immunizations that are recommended. Now is the time to review your immunization records and determine which immunizations you might need to receive.


Generally all colleges will require the following:

  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) two doses.


Various other immunizations are required and/or recommended depending on the degree of study. These could include the following:

  • Tetanus and Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis B series especially for students in a health related field Tuberculosis testing for students in a health related field
  • Meningococcal meningitis for students living in residence halls


All of the vaccines should be available at your local health care facility, college student health or public health office.


If you would like further information, please check the Center for Disease Control web site http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines



11-2021 Reference CDC


Beth Kobbervig

School Nurse

GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES

ATHLETICS

BOYS/GIRLS BASKETBALL

Congratulations to both the boys and girls’ basketball teams on claiming 3rd place at State, which was held in Bismarck, March 10-12. Both finished with 20+ win seasons!


Congratulations to Mason Klabo on being named to the NDAPSSA Class A Boys Basketball All-State First Team and to Ian Motschenbacher on being named to the All-State Second Team.

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SWIMMING/DIVING

Congratulations to Davies High School swimming and diving team on placing second at the NDHSAA Boys Swimming & Diving State Meet, held in early March! The Eagles placed first at the Eastern Dakota Conference meet.


Davies swimmer Conner Harr won a state championship in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in 57.94 seconds. The Eagles 200-yard medley relay team finished second in 1:38.48. Davies' Tavian Nelson finished third in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.91.


Congratulations to Conner Harr and Ryder Myers on being named to the NDHSCA First Team All-State.

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THEATRE

The Davies Theatre Department will present

NOISES OFF!


May 5-7 at 7:30 pm

May 8 at 2:00 pm


Reserved Seating available beginning 4/11/2022 at https://www.fargo.k12.nd.us/BoxOffice

Next Show


April 22 7:30 / Admission $2


Featuring Davies Staff

DAVIES THEATRE FESTIVAL RESULTS

Davies High School hosted the Fargo Theatre Festival on Monday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 22. Multiple area high schools sent students to participate over those two days. Below are some pictures from the festival, with results on how our Davies students did. Congratulations to all!

Please be sure to support Davies Theatre Department by attending our many events throughout the year including play productions, student productions, Improv Shows by the Improvable Force, etc.


Come and Be Part of the Fun. All are welcome to be involved.


Any questions? Want to get involved in Davies Theatre?

Contact: Rebecca Saari at saarir@fargo.k12.nd.us

ACADEMIC OLYMPICS STATE CHAMPS

Congratulations to the Davies High School Academic Olympics team on the first-place finish at the North Dakota Class A State Academic Olympics! The state competition was held on March 22 in Bismarck. Pictured from L to R: Coach Brock Stenberg, Patrick Shen, Aaron Qiu, Zach Peterson, Owen Beller, Xavier Honer, and Aidan Hansen.

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AFJROTC Sioux Falls Invitational Drill Competition

The FPS Air Force JROTC Drill Team completed at the 17th Annual Sioux Falls Invitational Drill Meet held at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, SD. The team competed against 5 other JROTC teams from Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota in Physical Fitness and Drill. Overall the team finished in 2nd Place. Individual event were as follows:


Inspection – 3rd

Armed Platoon – 2nd

Unarmed Exhibition - 2nd

Armed Exhibition – 2nd

Varsity Color Guard – 3rd

First Year Color Guard – tied 2nd

First Year Unarmed – 3rd

First Year Armed – 1st

Male Physical Fitness – 3rd

Female Physical Fitness – tied 2nd


Jasmine Schaeffer finished third in female physical fitness and we had 3 cadets finish in the top 10 for Knock Out (Nicholas Borowski and Declan Black 1st and 5th respectively in Armed Knock Out and Carson Moilanen 8th in Unarmed Knock Out).


Members of the team are:


DAVIES: Declan Black, Nicholas Borowski, Mason Denault, Ashton Joffrion, Justin Smith


NORTH: Adelaid Bakken, Pluto Draper, Thomas Lemen, Kaden Liedberg, Jordan Mills, Teriana Richards, Anthony Thompson


SOUTH: Michelle Bent, Faith Hanson-Buethner, Kaeley Hopp, Justyce Johnson, Parker Liedahl, Carson Moilanen, Annalise Oak, Andrew Prak, Jasmine Schaeffer, Marisol Wentling

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FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA)

LOCAL STUDENTS ATTEND NORTH DAKOTA FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE


Bismarck, ND —Members of the Fargo Davies High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the 55th annual North Dakota FBLA State Leadership Conference March 27 – 29, 2022. Over 60 FBLA chapters from across the state participated in this conference, connecting approximately 900 middle and high school students to test business skills against their peers from around the state.


The most exciting aspect of the conference is the competitive events program. Students have the opportunity to test the business skills they’ve learned in the classroom in a variety of individual, team, and chapter events. Students can enter events such as accounting, computer applications, public speaking, job interview, website design, or business ethics. The culmination of the competitive events program is the awards ceremony where winners are recognized for their accomplishments, and we find out who will represent North Dakota at the National Leadership Conference this summer. In addition to the competitive events program, students had the opportunity to attend workshops, vote for the 2022-23 state officer team, and network with members from around the state. This year, members also had the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker, Amberley Snyder, with her keynote “There is no future in giving up” about overcoming adversity.


Fargo Davies High School Placements:


  • Rick Peng & Patrick Shen – 1st place in Computer Game & Simulation Programming
  • Melody Jiang – 3rd place in Organizational Leadership
  • Patrick Shen – 3rd place in Economics
  • Ethan Stroh – 3rd place in Introduction to Financial Math and 6th place in Introduction to Business Concepts
  • melody Jiang & Jordan McLagan – 4th place in Graphic Design
  • Kylie Kruize – 5th place in Business Communication


FBLA is a professional organization for students interested in pursuing business careers. This year’s theme of “Success Starts Here” reflects the goals of FBLA members, some of the best and brightest of today’s young people. The mission of FBLA-PBL is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. To learn more, visit FBLA’s website at www.fbla-pbl.org, ND FBLA’s website at www.nd-fbla.org or visit us on Facebook at ND FBLA or Instagram at northdakotafbla.

DECA

The following students placed in the Top 3 in their competitive events at the State DECA Conference held in Bismarck on March 13-15.


State Champion in role-play: Lars Soforenko, Peyton Bradley, Raj Smith, Esteban Nunez.

Runner-Up in Role-Play: Cole Callies, Brenna Barnick.


Third Place in Role-Play: Linnea Axtman, Patrick Lawrence, Drew Rempher, Isaac Harr, Joe Carlson, Wil Roberts.


Third Place in Prepared Events: Mackenzie Rivard, Brenna Barnick, and Linnea Axtman.


The State Officer Representatives to lead ND DECA for the 2022-2023 school year were elected. Peyton Bradley was elected as a Vice President and Patrick Lawrence was elected as the State President!


Congratulations DECA Students!

BOOSTER CLUB

Activity Update – April 2022


Spring activities are underway! The Davies Booster Club is ready and looking forward to supporting and cheering for all Davies students participating in a sport or activity. Thank you to our members for making this possible!


Join the Club! It is never too late to become a member of the Davies Booster Club or to donate to support the Davies community. Visit www.DaviesBooster.com for more information.


Leave a legacy! Buy a paver for the Davies outdoor concession area and save $50 on your Booster Club Membership. Only a limited number are available, so act now. Visit https://daviesbooster.com/become-a-member for more information.


Granted Funding Requests – March 2022

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


  • Davies Band – Funding provided to purchase a cover for a Xylophone (Will benefit all percussion players)


  • Davies Football – Funding provided to purchase a practice clock (Will benefit all football players and their coaches)


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 in person and virtually using Microsoft Teams.


Our next meeting is April 13th at 6:30 p.m. in Davies H101


Sincerely,

Your Fargo Davies Booster Club

NOTIFICATIONS FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is forming the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) and is currently accepting applications from parents of students who receive special education services.


General membership is open to any FPS parents/guardians of students currently attending FPS. FPS seeks the following four parent/guardian volunteers for membership of the FPS SEPAC, with the following requirements:

  • A person who lives in the FPS District and who is a parent or legal guardian of a student directly receiving special education services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504 Plan or is in the referral process within a FPS school, but not employed by the FPS district.


The role of SEPAC members is to provide insight and support to the SEPAC in the understanding of parent/ family issues and perspectives, and to attend all regular meetings and special meetings as requested.


Read more about the Special Education Parent Advisory Council.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS EXPIRING JUNE 2022

A waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has enabled schools across the nation, including Fargo Public Schools, to provide all students free meals since the COVID-19 pandemic first disrupted K – 12 education in March of 2020. The free school meal benefits will expire after the last school day of the 2021 – 2022 school year.


What does this mean for families? In the fall of 2022, meals will return to paid-for status. Families will need to pay full price for student meals or fill out an application to qualify for free or reduced price meals. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available starting July 1, 2022. Applications will be available on the Nutrition Services Department website after that date and will be shared at the start of the 2022-23 school year with families.

SENIORS - CAP AND GOWN ORDERS

Please make sure your senior placed their cap and gown order with Jostens. Orders can still be placed, however they will be charged a late fee. Please contact Jostens directly at 701-235-1828.


Seniors who have already ordered, can pick up their cap and gown over their lunch break on Tuesday, May 3 at the concession stand.

EAGLE LANDING

We will be receiving a Nike order sometime in mid-April. Please like us on Facebook by searching “The Eagle Landing” and we will make a post once they arrive. We are open from 8:45-3:30 Monday through Friday. We would love to be your outfitter for the upcoming Spring sports! 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

EAGLE CUPBOARD

Just a reminder, if you or your family are in need of personal hygiene supplies, household products, food or clothing, the Student Services Office at Davies has a small variety of items. Students and families can access these items by contacting their school counselor. If you need additional community supports, the counselors are available to help connect you with additional supports to meet your needs.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation works with donors who have created annual gifts and permanently endowed scholarships for deserving graduates of Davies High School. To donate to Davies High School Scholarships, CLICK HERE.


Applications can be found at the Davies counseling office, or may be accessed HERE. For questions please contact the Davies Counseling Office at 701.446.5616 . You may also contact the Foundation office with any questions at 701.446.1041 or fpsfound@fargo.k12.nd.us.


Click HERE for Davies High School Counseling Office scholarship resources and help.

YEARBOOKS

Students can purchase a copy of the 2021-2022 yearbook for $60 by ordering online through SchoolPay, stopping into the main office, or calling the main office at 701-446-5600.

NDHSAA - PHYSICALS 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Students planning to participate in athletics in the 2021-2022 school year should get their physical done and turned into the main office. Any physical dated after April 15, 2021 is good for the 2021-2022 school year. All athletes will need a new physical on file before they can participate in their athletic activity.

Click here to download the NDHSAA Approved Physical Form


Physical Information from NDHSAA:

Prior to participation (including practice) a student participating in NDHSAA sanctioned athletic activities and representing his/her school must have on file with their school, an annual NDHSAA-approved Athletic Pre-Participation Health History Screening and Physical Examination clearance form completed by a qualified health care professional (i.e. Doctor of Medicine of Osteopathy, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant under the supervision of a physician); the Athletic Pre-Participation Health History Screening and Physical Examination is valid for one school year; a physical examination completed before April 15 is not valid for participation the following school year.

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.

ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

Students are expected to be in their classes every day, except in the case of illness, school related activities, family emergency, or religious observance. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their children are in school unless a valid reason for absence exists. The Attendance Office asks that a student’s absence be reported by 9:00 a.m. If a student is not accounted for they will be recorded as truant. Please review the attendance policies found in our on-line student handbook. The Attendance Office may be reached by calling 446-5610 (A-J) or 446-5611 (K-Z).


Page 36-38 of the STUDENT HANDBOOK outlines the Davies Attendance Policy

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


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.

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.

SMILE! YOU'RE ON CAMERA

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

  • April 09 - PROM
  • April 15 - NO SCHOOL/Good Friday Holiday
  • April 18 - School Make Up Day (school will be in session)
  • May 16 - School Make Up Day (School will be in session)
  • May 18 - Davies Day / Academic Awards Ceremony
  • May 26 - Last Day of Classes
  • May 29 - Graduation (6pm @ FARGODOME)

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 Secretary................ 446-5609

Mardel Hermanson, Bookkeeper.....................446-5619

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


STUDENT SERVICES

Joshua Andres, Counselor (A-C).................... 446-5612

Jennifer Toso-Kenna, 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-Ha)................... 446-5616

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

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

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


ATTENDANCE

Kim Martin (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