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As we enter 2022 and the second half of the school year, please take a moment to read about what’s come this month for our Dragons and some wrap ups from December.
Gearing up for Semester Two
Students have received their second semester schedules and are adjusting to their new classes. We are looking forward to a lot of activities in 2022, including field trips, competitions, and more.
Math League registration begins this month for the district tournament which will take place on February 9th. Fifteen students will be selected to participate by invitation. Math teams are lead by Ms. Degusipe in 8th grade, Ms. Martz in 7th Grade, and Ms. Fernandez in 6th Grade. Check for information from your teacher if your student has been invited to Math League. Go Dragons!!
2022 Black History Brain Bowl
Congratulations to our Davidsen Black History Brain Bowl team:
Evangelina Bennett, Allie Lewis, Keira Collins, Jack Herman, and Camren Banks.
This year’s Black History Bowl will take place at Blake High School in February, and the team will meet each week before the competition to study and gain knowledge. We are so proud of our great team and wish them the best of luck in the contest!
IN THE CLASSROOM
6th Grade Electives
Arts and electives teachers are excited to welcome their newest 6th grade students. If you have a student who has chosen a performing arts elective, please make sure to check for important information posted on Canvas, and follow music and/or dance classes on social media to stay informed:
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s chosen electives, email Mrs Williams.
Computer Technology: CAB and Coding Fundamentals
Congratulations to Ms. Moumne's Computer Technology students who have completed their ICT CyberSecurity Essentials Certificates. Over 50 CAB students earned their ICT Certificates in December.
In Ms. Hall’s class, art students explored tempera paint and pastels while creating a final project on Henri Rousseau’s “The Sleeping Gypsy”. The group project involved the original image being divided into 4 pieces, with group members making decisions on how their composition would be handled collectively. While each piece was individually rendered, it may be displayed together as one image. In keeping with Rousseau’s background as an self- taught artist, students were given the opportunity to experiment with the media before being given a formal demonstration. This project highlights and celebrates the personal style of each student.
Ms. Smith's classes are also busy with several projects, many of which are now on display at various locations on campus.
Semester Make up Exams continue through January
Students who were absent for any of the semester exams in December will have make up exams throughout the month of January.
Some study tips for students:
Create time to study for each exam.
Find a quiet place to study with no distractions.
Ask for help if you need it-before the test
Go to bed early the night before each exam day
For exam days:
Eat breakfast (and lunch) each exam day.
Have supplies: Paper, pencils, pen, highlighter, calculator as needed.
Stay hydrated, bring a water bottle.
Be present for each exam every day.
OAR (extra help) Schedule
Teachers offer OAR for our students who would like to receive extra help in a subject. Students who have questions or need extra help outside of regular class time should plan to attend their teacher’s OAR during lunch.
OAR Schedule by subject:
Reading/Language Arts: Tuesday
We will announce clubs as they become available.
DMS Yearbook 2022 Dedications
January Stock the Teachers' Lounge
If you would like to help the PTSA "Stock the Teachers' Lounge", just click here! Select an amount and let the PTSA take care of the shopping. Your name (and/or student's name) will be listed as a sponsor on a sign displayed in the lounge each month. If you would like to donate something else, or if you have a business who would like to participate, please contact our PTSA President, Scott.
Let's help keep our teachers energized for our students!
Thank you to our December Stock the Lounge sponsors:
The Galentine Family, The Kwoka Family, The Anderson Family, The Gabonay Family, The Gonzalez Family, The Webb Family, The Guerrero Family, the Luddy Family, the Worme Family, the Grilli Famili, and the Di Guisto Family.
Special thanks also goes to everyone who contributed snacks and goods to our Holiday snack buffet for teachers and staff. Thank you!
Discount PDQ Cards: Get 33% off!
13 Days of Holidays
Winter Concerts and Showcases
Jan 4: First day of Third Quarter
Jan 11: PTSA General Meeting 7pm (zoom link)
Jan 17: MLK Day No School
Jan 18: 8th Grade Tee Day
Jan 19: Practice Writing Assessments (all grades)
Jan 21: 8th Grade N.O.P.E. Assembly
Jan 24-28: Celebrate Literacy Week
Jan 25: Principals Honor Roll Breakfast
Jan 27: Honor Roll Cookies at lunch
Jan 28: Krispy Kreme Sales before school
Jan 28: Honor Roll Jeans and Patio Day
Jan 28: 8th Grade Tee Day
Jan 31-Feb 2: Nature’s Classroom Field Trip
For more information on setting up Canvas, click here
College Readiness and AVID
Ms. Wilton also keeps a collection of gently worn college tees to give out as prizes, and for students who would like to wear, but do not have the means to purchase one. If you have college apparel that you would like to donate to our AVID sponsored college readiness initiative, please contact Ms Wilton or drop off a bag labeled "Wilton, room 407"
You can also sign up to volunteer with the PTSA by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers must also complete the district volunteer form.