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Please consider joining the 2018-2019 DHS PTA board  

Davis High School PTA’s Nominating Committee is currently looking for volunteers to fill vacant positions for the 2018-2019 school year.  If you are interested in getting involved with the Davis High School PTA, then please contact Natalie Lindquist at lindq530@gmail.com to see what position might be a good fit for your area of interest.  We look forward to another great year of supporting the students and staff of DHS next year, and we’d love to have you join our team!

What we have accomplished this year...

I am pleased to share the below list of items that outlines many of the ways PTA contributions were used this school year to support the students and staff of Davis High School:

• Graphic Tablets were purchased for the Art Department.

• A Compassion Garden was built by the Special Education Department.

• A Stage Platform Riser Caddy Cart was purchased for the Music Dept. and Brunelle Theater.

• Cameras and Lenses were purchased for the Blue Devil HUB.

• A new kiln was purchased for the Ceramics classes to replace the broken kiln.

• Document Cameras were purchased for the Math Department.

• Digital Translators were purchased for the Counseling Department.

• Chromebooks were purchased for the Library.

• Printing materials were purchased for the Photography classes.

• Graphing Calculators were purchased for the Math Department.

• Digital interactive maps were purchased for the Social Sciences Department.

• Books were purchased for the English Department.

• Hospitality items were purchased to support the staff at Department Breakfasts and such.

• The Gap Year Fair was hosted by the PTA.

• Davis Parent University received a grant to help bring many amazing speakers to Davis parents this year.

 

This wonderful list gives a glimpse at how much we accomplished this year – and all of this was made possible by having an awesome community of parents! I really appreciate all of you, and all of the ways our working together brought good to Davis Senior High School this year. THANK YOU!

Grad Night is Around the Corner!  

Thank you to the many people who have stepped up to plan for Davis Grad Night. The entire community is coming together to make sure that this will be a special night for all of our graduating seniors!  Please note that volunteer sign-ups for set-up and night-of shifts will be coming after Spring break.   QuestionsContact us at info@davisgradnight.org

 

  • Grad night needs your donations -- We are looking for donations of raffle items and decorations, including: gift cards, dorm items, boxer shorts, Monopoly games, boxes, pillows, pallets, sod/turf and video game gear.  Click here for more info and to donate
  • Cash sponsorships are welcome too -- If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the 2018 Grad Night, visit  davisgradnight.org for information about sponsorship benefits.
  • Follow Davis Grad Night on Instagram and Twitter  -- Send Trish Bosco (tricia@axisjet.com) news and info you’d like to share, especially to generate excitement for the night. Instagram: davisgradnight / Twitter: davis_grad
  • Senior Parents - Don't forget to Submit Kinder Photos -- Each senior should submit a wallet-size digital Kindergarten head shot photo for the popular Kindergarten Wall. If you can't find a school photo, a photo close to that age will suffice. Email the photo to Jenifer Perkins at first2go@mac.com.
  • Tickets are still available for Graduating Seniors --  Tickets are still available at davisgradnight.org Reduce d price tickets are available to those who need assistance. See your school counselor for more information.  

DHS PTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 2017-18

DHS-PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD

President Sally Albertson
Executive Vice President  Lori Benedict
1st Vice President (Grants) Susan Strachan
2nd Vice President   Kristi Gladding
Secretary Lisa Haass
Treasurer  Karen Fee
Financial Secretary   Anne Finkelston 
Auditor  Laura Shapiro    
Parlimentarian  Natalie Lindquist

                                                          

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVES

Davis Parent University Representative Emily Ault
Directory Chair Helen Ma
Hospitality Committee Chair Joanna Purves
Scrip Representative Natalie Lindquist
Senior Awards Chair Christy Freese

 

COMMUNICATIONS    

PTA Listserv Administrator                        Michelle Agnew
Class of 2018 Lister Administrator  Emily Ault
Class of 2019 Lister Administrator  Tracey Long
Class of 2020 Lister Administrator  Alice Belenis
Newsletter Editor   Sarah Modotti
Webmaster Debra Brayton      

 

DHS-PTA CONTRIBUTES

2016-17 PTA accomplishments:

 

  • Monthly free Financial Literacy classes for DHS students
  • PTA will be awarding nearly $25,000 in grants to DHS teachers through its Partners In Education program.  Some of the grants awarded  include:
    •  Chromebooks to help accelerate instruction among DHS English Language Learners’ and students facing learning challenges.
    •  Brunelle Theater audio system upgrades, thus giving students involved with audio production leading-edge equipment to use and learn with -- and enabling a higher-quality theater experience for performers and audiences.
    •  Google Cardboard virtual reality glasses which will enable students to “travel” on virtual field trips to such destinations as Versailles, the Grand Canyon and Civil War Battlefields
    •  Innovative curriculum and instructional materials for special education students

 

2015-16 PTA accomplishments:

  • PTA awarded over $20,000 to the DHS community through its Partners in Education (PIE) grants and will donate additional money by the end of the 2016 school year.
  • PTA survey.
  • PTA Parent Education presented 2 programs that ranged from college finance to student stress management.
  • PTA Hospitality continues to host meals and snacks to thank DHS Teachers/Staff throughout the school year.
  • PTA sends out announcements via our parent listservs and publish monthly newsletters to keep the DHS community informed.