Family Update

Davis Middle School

Friday, October 22, 2021

Happy Friday Davis Families,


What a great week! A few highlights from the week include:



  • the National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony Wednesday night for 35 8th grade students
  • the 4th Annual Fall Fest on Thursday night was awesome! What a fantastic event and opportunity to be together as a community for the first time in a long time. The weather finally cooperated and the afternoon was great. Students, families, and community members enjoyed games designed and carried out by our Student Council. There was food, music, Kona Ice, and tons of fun. Thank you to everyone that attended. Thanks to Dublin Taiko for performing, to PTO for running a sold out concession stand, and to all of our staff that helped out in any way and/or attended with their families. An extra special thank you to Mr. Snyder, Mr. Martin, Mr. Stagg, and Student Council for planning such a great event!
  • our Irish Spotlight students were celebrated in their Irish Period classes today
  • all 6th grade students received a Davis t-shirt today after completing their 1st quarter of middle school (they couldn't get them at the end of 5th grade due to Covid so we wanted to make sure they still got their Davis t-shirt!)



All of this was packed into a week full of learning! Next week we have fun and spirit planned for Red Ribbon/Spirit Week. I'm already looking forward to it!


I hope you all have a great weekend. Go Irish!


Jaime

A Few Pictures From Fall Festival

Davis MS Updates

Spirit Week - Red Ribbon Week

Next week is Red Ribbon Week and Spirit Week at Davis. Each day will have a theme (see below) to stress the importance of making smart choices when it comes to substance use.


Thursday's theme is Halloween as this is the same day as Trick or Treat night. While students may wear their costumes to school, they may not wear masks that cover their entire face or have full face paint. Students must still wear their Covid face masks. Also, students should not bring any costume props to school (fake swords, toy guns, etc).


We are looking forward to a fun week of learning about the Red Ribbon campaign!

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IRISH ATHLETICS

6th Grade Girls Tennis Camp: The Final day of this camp has been rescheduled for Monday, October 25 from 3:15 - 5:00 pm. Fall camp t-shirts will be passed out next week during the 6th grade lunch periods all week for those that completed and returned their registration


Boys & Girls Basketball Tryouts : Here are the tryout times for next week:

- 8th Grade Boys (Oct 25 & 26) - 3:15 - 4:30 pm

- 8th Grade Girls (Oct 25 & 26) - 4:30 - 6:00 pm

- 7th Grade Girls (Oct 25 & 26) - 6:00 - 7:30 pm

- 7th Grade Boys (Oct 25 & 26) - 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Tryout candidates must be registered in the Final Forms system (links and directions on the athletic website) and have all required forms completed by parent & student. Participants must also have a completed physical (on the OHSAA physical form only) on file in the athletic office. Tryouts will not be extended for missing paperwork or physical. Participants must be present for both days of tryouts. Contact the athletic department if you have any questions.


Wrestling Open Mats: The last "open mat" will take place on Wednesday, October 27 from 3:15 - 5:00 in the Davis wrestling room. Practice begins on Monday, November 1 for all those wishing to join the team. All students must be registered in the Final Forms system (links and directions on the athletic website) and have all required forms completed by parents & students. Participants must also have a completed physical (on the OHSAA physical form only) on file in the athletic office.

Chromebook/Tech Fee Information

Hi, Davis families! Thank you for your continued support with helping our students take care of their Chromebooks. Checking in with them to see if they are charging the Chromebooks every night and looking for operating system updates regularly can help ensure that the devices are working properly.


We also want to send out a reminder that there is a required annual tech fee that covers repairs to student Chromebooks in the event of accidental damage or malfunction. For more information about the annual tech fee and for the link to make the payment via PaySchools if you have not already done so, please go to https://sites.google.com/dublinschools.net/instructional-technology/home/parents-guardians/student-chromebook-11-program/11-technology-fee


Thank you so much for your assistance with our 1:1 Chromebook program!

Dublin Taiko Excitement

This summer, Adam Gilbert, drummer for the band Starset, called and asked if Dublin Taiko would be willing to collaborate and perform on a music video. Adam has a foundation/website called "DrumAbuse" that promotes students being creative, patient and accepting. He has posted this video there as well as on YouTube.


Many of the players in the video are former Davis students. Thanks to Mrs. Blair-Ewing for sharing. We hope that you enjoy it!

"Kashmir" Drum Cover by Adam Gilbert of STARSET

8th Grade Class Trip

8th Grade Washington, DC Trip Information

This link has been updated to include financial assistance information.

Davis Food Pantry

If your family needs assistance with food, please let us know by filling out this form. We are happy to be able to provide this service to our families.

Homework Help Center

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Davis MS PTO Updates

Dublin City Schools Updates

COVID-19 Data

The latest COVID-19 data for Dublin City Schools is posted at this link.


Reminder: No School Nov. 2

Just a reminder there will be no school on Nov. 2 (Election Day) to provide safety and security professional development for staff.


School bus safety week

Thank you to all of our bus drivers for keeping our students safe on their journeys to and from school each day as we celebrate National School Bus Safety Week.


Student Job Resource Page

Dublin City Schools is proud to offer a Student Job Resource page. If your student is looking for a part-time job, this is a great resource. Local businesses interested in hiring students may advertise on this webpage by completing this form.


The Dublin City Schools Zone Podcast - New episodes available every Monday

Join Supt. Dr. Marschhausen and his guests by downloading the DCS School Zone podcasts throughout the school year. In our newest episode, Dr. Marschhausen speaks with Dublin Police Chief Justin Paez.

Covid-19 Information and Guidelines

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Conference Night

Monday, Nov. 1st, 4-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Conference night will continue to be virtual. More information will come from your student's team teachers. Feel free to also reach out to any of your student's teachers to request a conference.

No School - Safety Day

Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, 8am-3:15pm

2400 Sutter Parkway

Dublin, OH

No school for students.