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April PTA Meeting

Please join us for the April PTA Association Meeting

Wednesday, April 5, 7:00pm
DHS Library West Conference Room

Davis Senior High School PTA is proudly sponsoring a Gap Year Fair!

When: February 28, 2017
Location: Veteran's Memorial Center, Davis
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
6:00 to 6:45 pm (VMC Theater) Speaker Presentation
6:45 pm to 8:30 pm (VMC Multipurpose room) Gap Year Fair

"These events provide students with a broad exposure of Gap Year Programs and the opportunity for face-to-face conversations with professionals in the field." usagapyearfairs.org

REGISTER for this FREE event at: www.eventbrite.com
Space is limited, so sign-up early.  The event is open to the Sacramento region.

For more information on the Gap Year Programs and speakers visit: usagapyearfairs.org

In addition, if you missed our gap year presentation in October by Ethan Knight, founder of the American Gap Association, the presentation can be accessed by clicking on the link below.  Ethan’s presentation, “The Gap Year - Taking the Time to Maximize Your Future” provides a lot of information regarding the benefits of taking a gap year and includes presentations from three gap year alumni.

Here is the link to the presentation:



President Susan Strachan                
Executive Vice President  Lori Benedict
1st Vice President (Grants) Mike Fee
2nd Vice President (Programs) Lisa McDaniel
3nd Vice President (Membership)          Kristi Gladding
Secretary Lisa Haass
Treasurer  Sida Leavitt
Financial Secretary   Anne Finkelston
Auditor  Madelyn Schwartz       
Parlimentarian  Anne Finkelston



Davis Parent University Representative             Emily Ault
Directory Chair   Helen Ma
Hospitality Committee Chair  Lori Schilling-Davis
Membership Chair  Ashley Prince
Programs Chair    Camille Melendres
Scrip Chair   Betsy O'Hanlon
Senior Awards Chair  Brandi Lutzker
Volunteer Chair  Betsy O'Hanlon



PTA Listserv Administrator   Nancy Wright
Class of 2017 Lister Administrator  Stacy Welsh
Class of 2018 Lister Administrator  Emily Ault
Class of 2019 Lister Administrator  Tracey Long
Newsletter Editor   Jennifer Short
Webmaster Andrea Johnston          



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.