Davis A&M Family Newsletter

November 8, 2021

Principal's Message

Davis Families,

Thank you to all of the families that attended our SPA Conference night. It is very important to us that advisors have a chance to communicate with parents at this time of year. If you were unable to schedule a conference last week, please call the school to schedule a time for your child's advisor to review grades, share transcript status, and help your child set academic goals.

A friendly reminder that students have a shortened week. All CMSD buildings are closed on Thursday in observance of Veteran's Day. Student also do not have school on Friday because of a district-wide staff professional develop day.

If you have questions about any of the announcements, please call the school at 216.838.2500

In this Newsletter, you will find information about:

  • Parent Advisory Meeting - November 16th
  • Class of 2022 Update: Cap & Gown Orders
  • Bring Your Parent to Clubs Week
  • 11th Grade Geometry Presentations
  • After-School Academic Support
  • PHASTAR & Maritime Science
  • PHASTAR Boat Building & Boating Club Update
  • Complete the Say Yes Cleveland Family Survey
  • Community Resources & Announcements
  • Update Contact Information with Davis A&M
  • Year-Round School Calendar Dates

Parent Advisory Meeting - November 16th

Parent Advisory Meetings are opportunities for Davis A&M parents to provide input towards the decisions and direction of our school. Different topics are discussed each meeting, and parents only need to attend the meetings that are of interest to them. Below is the agenda for the upcoming meeting:

  • PBIS Update: Finalized expectations & new Rewards system
  • Discussion on the rise in discipline concerns seen at Davis and throughout schools country-wide. Parents share thoughts and suggestions to make a positive impact on the current discipline concerns facing Davis.
  • Say Yes Update: Meet our Family Support Specialist and consider what other strategies can be implemented to support the whole family’s financial, social, and emotional wellness that would make a positive impact on a scholar's progress in school?
  • Parent Interest Input: What will be our next parent learning opportunity?

When: November 16th at 8:30 AM and at 4 PM. Please attend the meeting time that is most convenient for you.

Where: For the 8:30 AM meeting, please enter through the back entrance on Hamilton. For the 4 PM meeting, please enter through the front door on Lakeside. A Davis staff member will greet you and direct you to meeting room.

If you are interest in reviewing the minutes from previous meetings, please click here. If you have any questions please contact Lauren Bowen at LBowen@DavisAM.org or 216.838.2500

Class of 2022 Update: Order Graduation Cap & Gown

Senior Cap and Gown orders can be placed. Please ask your senior to check their emails for details.

Bring Your Parent/Guardian to Clubs Week

November is National Parent Involvement Month. At Davis, we are recognizing and celebrating this important month during this upcoming week with Bring Your Parent/Guardian to Clubs Week. This is an opportunity for parents/guardians to join their student at their PHASTAR Club. Tag along with your student to:
  • FAB LAB - MONDAY, 11/15 at Davis from 3:15 - 4:15
  • Boat Building & Boating Club - on TUESDAY, 11/16 at PHASTAR (1776 Columbus Rd) from 3:30 - 5:00
  • Drone Club on TUESDAY, 11/16 at Davis from 3:15 - 4:15
  • 10th - 12th Grade Aviation Club on WEDNESDAY, 11/17 at Davis from 3:15 - 4:15
  • First Tech Challenge on TUESDAY, 11/16 and THURSDAY, 11/18 at Davis from 3:15 to 4:15
  • 9th Grade Aviation Club on FRIDAY, 11/19 at Davis from 3:15 - 4:15

All you have to do is RSVP here. Due to COVID regulations, RSVP is required so that we can make sure adequate space is provided. Your student must already be enrolled in the club to attend. Want to enroll your student in a Club? Email PHASTAR's Joelle McNea at JMcNea@Davisam.org

11th Grade Geometry Presentations

11th graders have been working on designing a work of art that uses triangles and rigid transformations. Students presented to Davis staff members this past Friday. Ask your 11th grader to present their presentation to you and family members.

After-School Academic Support

They were with us last year online, and we are excited to have our Cleveland State University tutors back, in-person, for after-school academic support. Whether your student would like help with current coursework or is completing credit recovery, support is available MONDAY - FRIDAY. CSU tutors will be present in the 5th floor atrium from 3:15 - 4:15. Snacks are provided, and students are not required to stay for the full hour.

If you have questions, please email Ms. Bowen at LBowen@DavisAM.org

PHASTAR & Maritime Science

On October 27, 2021, the Davis A&M Maritime students celebrated the culmination of the Spirit of America program with a graduation ceremony. To commemorate their accomplishments of completing OBEC, water safety, paddle, power, sail, personal watercraft and large vessel day, the students were presented with a Certificate of Completion along with a Spirit of America challenge coin! Following the ceremony, students and families were invited to board the MV Surf for a boat ride in the outer harbor and out into the lake. A part of the shared experience, anyone willing was invited to take the helm and with it command of the vessel!

In addition to the Spirit of America program, the Maritime students explored various facets of the maritime industry in the course of a walking tour of Voinovich Park, taking notice of various tools and safety apparatus such as lifelines, life stations and different types of mooring devices. The tour also included watching the Good Time III disembark from the dock and noting similarities and differences of excursion vessels and industrial ships, such as the William G Mather and the Good Time III.

Maritime students were also led on a tour of the William G. Mather Steamship Museum with detailed commentary about the life of a merchant mariner on the Great Lakes. Students learned about the responsibilities of multiple jobs in each department of the vessel, including deck crew, engineering crew, and galley crew.

PHASTAR Thematic Clubs Update

We had a great turnout for PHASTAR's first Boat Building and Boating Club. The student's first project was building a tool crate to hold all the tools they will be using this year.

PHASTAR is excited to once again sponsor the Digital Fabrication Laboratory Club in the second school semester. With a new Fab Lab Manager, Chip Redding, students will become familiar with equipment usage by producing fun projects. As students develop mastery with each machine, they will receive achievement stars. After learning the software and hardware for the 3D printers, laser engraver/cutter, and CNC router, they will become eligible to earn a silver star as either a shop assistant or shop mentor. We are hoping the students find the club entertaining while challenging and an overall engaging and rewarding experience.

Complete the Say Yes Cleveland Survey

Your responses to the Say Yes Cleveland Family Survey will help our Davis A&M Family Support Specialist understand how to best support students and their families in health, academic, and social areas.

Parents/Guardians should complete the survey each year. If you have not already done so this year, go to https://cleveland.sytepps.org or scan the QR code pictured to the left. You will need your child's student ID number (found on their school schedule or an old CMSD report card).

If you have additional questions, please contact Ms. Taylor Molton, our Family Support Specialist, at TMolton@DavisAM.org or 216.838.2500.

Community Resources & Announcements

Weekly List of Job Openings

Step Forward compiles a list of jobs that are available in Greater Cleveland each week. The list here is arranged by industry. Each entry includes brief information about the position with a link to the job posting for more information and to apply.

Community Resource & Employment Service


(216) 651-5188

God's Harvest Food Pantry

Serving 3 days worth of groceries. Must bring a photo ID. For more details call: 216-268-0879

Located at

14627 Aspinwall Ave, Cleveland 44110

** Food is distributed in the Aspinwall Outreach Center on the Corner of Saranac & Aspinwall

Open November 16th from 5-7:00 PM

Stay Connected With Davis

A lot of important messages from the district and the school are being announced. Make sure your contact information is updated so that you receive the latest information.

*To update your address or phone number, please call the school. 216.838.2500

*To receive our school texts, please email LBowen@DavisAM.org with your cell # and your student's name

*For the latest updates: Follow us on Instagram @therealdavisam

Year-Round School Calendar Dates:


  • 11th: Veteran's Day - All CMSD facilities closed
  • 12th: Staff Professional Development Day (No School for Students)
  • 24th - 26th: Thanksgiving Break


  • 17th: End of Second Marking Period
  • 20th: Winter Break Begins (CMSD Schools Closed)


  • 10th: Year-Round School Classes Resume


Quick Links

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