Announcements

  • Spring ELA, Math and Science Testing

    Testing will take place the week of Aril 22nd for seniors who have not yet passed the state assessment and for off grade level students. Remember, you must pass these tests in order to graduate. All testing will be in the KIVA starting at 8:00 a.m. The schedule is as follows:

    April 22nd                       Senior SBA ELA                      All

    April 23rd                       Senior SBA Math                     A-I

    April 24th                       Senior SBA Math                     J-Z

    April 25th                       Senior SBA Make-Ups            All

    April 25th                       OGL ELA

    April 26th                       OGL Math                        


    Please see your counselor if you have any questions.

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  • Dance

    Tryout packets will be available in the ASB office. You can also download and print the packet here.

    Tryouts are open to all incoming freshman and Davis students grades 9-11.

     

     

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  • Prom Information

    Click the flyers below for details on upcoming Prom related activities.

    Free Prom Dress Shopping Event

    Friday, April 26

    Spirit Days

    Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10

    Free Prom Makeover

    Saturday, May 11

    Prom

    Saturday, May 11

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  • Davis Health Clinic Office and Clinic Hours

    Monday:

    Office Hours

    10:30am – 2:00pm

     

     

     

    Tuesday:

    Office Hours

    Clinic

    10:30am – 12:00pm

    12:00pm – 5:00pm

     

     

     

    Wednesday:

    Office Hours

    11:30am-3:00pm

     

     

     

    Thursday:

    Office Hours

    Lunch

    Clinic

    10:00am – 11:30am

    11:30am – 12:00pm

    12:00pm – 5:00pm

     

     

     

    Friday:

    Closed

     


    Pleas note: the health clinic will only be open when school is in session. Non-school days the clinic will be closed.

    Comprehensive Health of Central Washington is also serving as a Mental Health provider.

    Parents, if you have any questions about the Davis Health Clinic Ryan Bogges and Gabby Arteago Ramos will be staffing the clinic during office hours. They are available to answer questions from parents, students, and staff.

    Students, if you have any questions about the Davis Health Clinic please see your counselor or Michelle McGuirk.

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  • IB Testing Calendar

    Information regarding IB Testing Dates for Davis High School and IB examination information.

    May 2019 Davis High School Testing Dates

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  • After-School Tutoring For Yakima Valley Students

    Davis Extended-Hours Tutoring

    Mrs. Greene    509-573-2507

    Mrs. Parker     509 573-2577

    When

    • Monday: 1:35 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 2:35 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Fridays: No tutoring

    Where

    Davis Library Media Center

    Second floor of C Building

    Davis High School

    Tutors

    • Junior and senior students provide tutoring under the supervision of Davis teaching staff.
    • Certified teachers provide supervision and advanced tutoring.

    Services

    • Tutoring and access to computers.
    • Help with homework and projects.
    • Assistance with research and resumes--as well as college and scholarship applications.

    Patrons

    • All Yakima School District students are welcome to use the program.
    • Elementary students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • Middle-school students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and meet with Mrs. Greene during their first tutoring session.
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District Announcements

  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

    Whooping cough (pertussis) is currently an epidemic in Washington. This means we’re seeing many more people sick with this disease than usual. Whooping cough can cause hospitalization and even death for young babies. Older kids, teens, and adults often spread the disease to babies. This is a serious situation.

    Whooping cough spreads very easily by coughing and sneezing. It begins with cold-like symptoms and develops into a bad cough. Coughing spells can be severe, sometimes ending in gagging or vomiting. Some kids also may have a high-pitched “whoop” after they cough, which is how the disease got its common name (although infants may not cough at all, and some teens and adults don’t have a “whoop” after they cough).

    Adults and children may catch whooping cough and spread it to others, even if they were already vaccinated because the vaccine wears off over time.

    Click for Information for Parents About Whooping Cough (pertussis)

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  • School Board Meeting Schedule Change

    Yakima school board moves Friday morning meetings to Monday afternoons starting April 29, 2019.

    https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/education/yakima-school-board-moves-friday-morning-meetings/article_b9d9ba2c-473f-11e9-a002-2f14f03cbcfa.html

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  • Make-up Days: Feb 15, Feb 19, June 13, June 14

    The following dates will be used as snow make-up days:

    Day 1 (closed Feb. 5) – the make-up day was Friday, February 15

    Day 2 (closed Feb. 11) – the make-up day was Tuesday, February 19

    Day 3 (closed Feb. 12) – the make-up day is Thursday, June 13

    Day 4 (closed Feb. 28) - the make-up day is Friday, June 14th (half day)

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Highlights

District Highlights

  • Thank You YAKIMA MILE!

    We extend a huge thanks to Downtown Yakima Mile for selecting the Yakima School District's Community Schools Violence Prevention Program as the charitable benefactor of the funds raised. #PartnersInEducation #YSDpride

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  • Yakima School Board Votes to Select Trevor Greene as the Next Superintendent

    March 1, 2019 - The Yakima School Board has unanimously named Trevor Greene as superintendent of the Yakima School District, pending contract negotiation. Mr. Greene will replace Dr. Jack Irion who will retire at the end of this school year.
    Click the post title above for more info.

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  • Yakima Public Schools See Growth in Graduation Rates

    In 2018, 79.5% of students graduated in four years. This is up from 72.5% in 2017, 73.5% in 2016, 65.3% in 2015 and 63.2% in 2014. The average graduation rate in Washington State in 2018 was 80.9%. Further, Davis High School and Eisenhower High School saw rates far above the state average of 80.9% in 2018 with 88.7% and 84.8% respectively.

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  • Wellness Resources

    Taking care of yourself both physically and mentally is important. Please click the title above for a list of local resources. We care about you!

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  • Equity in Education

    The Yakima School District recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each student, staff member and citizen within the community. Teaming together, the school community creates a learning environment that fosters fair treatment and access to educational resources and programs for all students. The American democratic system depends on equal access to the opportunities for and benefits of public education for all young people: our future leaders, voters, taxpayers, workers, parents and adult citizens (Click the Equity in Education title above for our full policy).

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  • DAVIS I.B. SENIOR ART SHOW AND ADVANCED STUDENTS ART EXHIBITION

    Posted by Carole Huls on 3/4/2019

    Davis IB Art Show Flyer

    The drawing and painting classes at Davis invite you to the 2019 IB Visual Arts and Senior Advanced Art Exhibition.  The opening will be March 11th from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the AC Davis High School KIVA.  IB Art students will be there with their work to talk to people about their individual themed exhibit. The exhibition will continue at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm through March 15th for parents, students, staff and community.  The show will display individual exhibitions from each of our IB Visual Arts students, as well as the advanced art students work that they have done while at Davis.  Viewers will see the visual results of imagination, effort, and perseverance by our Davis art students.  Unlocking the potential within each student, increasing imagination, as well as creative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills are in great demand in our world today.  Art classes are designed to increase these skills. 

    The IB Senior Art Exhibition is only one part of the IB Visual Arts program.  Each IB student will present their theme through their own original resolved artworks accompanied by exhibition texts and a written curatorial rationale that defends and articulates their purpose and intention for each piece that is to have global and cultural connections.  The themed work is based on student choice and executed from the skills, techniques, and knowledge they have gained from the program. The results have been amazing because most of the IB art students had VERY limited knowledge and experience with art, so beginning art also needed to be added to the already full program.   IB students are beginning artists with advanced art student’s tasks, demanding imagination and higher level creative and problem-solving thinking, so students have worked extremely hard to meet these standards.  The individual student exhibition is one portion of IB Visual Arts with a process portfolio, and a comparative study based on art history completing the program.

    The Senior Advanced Art Exhibit will be from the advanced drawing and painting class and will be artwork that students have created throughout their time in the art program through this year and previous years at Davis High School.  They have taken beginning art, as well as some students have continued in advanced art.  The artwork is a result of student choice, exploration and investigation in new techniques, media and personal findings through developing their creative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.  Some art students have had work in fairs and competitive exhibits, as well as several, have sold or done commissioned work over the years and may go into a field of art.

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  • Senior IB Visual Arts and Advanced Art Show March 11-15th in Davis KIVA

    Posted by Carole Huls on 2/20/2019

    Davis High School's Senior IB Visual Arts and Advanced Art student art show is coming up in March.   It will be in the AC Davis KIVA from March 11th-15th.  Opening night will be Monday, March 11th from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm and each IB student will be there with their individual themed exhibitions, as well as the senior advanced art students.  The show is open for family, staff, community and daily student class tours to see.  On the 12th -15th the show will be open from 8:00am-4: 00 pm each day.  The exhibit will display about 150 students work from my drawing and painting classes.  There will be close to 300 pieces of artwork on display and some pieces will be for sale by students.  We hope to see you there!

    Carole Huls,  NBCT

    AC Davis High School

    Visual Arts & IB Art teacher

    509-573-2734

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  • YSD Intensified Algebra Teachers at 85%-95% Student Success Rates

    Posted by Shelby Lockhart-Robins on 2/8/2019

    The nine Intensified Algebra teachers at Ike, Davis, and Stanton are all seeing high rates of success for students! A big shout out to MaryKay Velikanje, Shauna Heilman, Ellen Rundgren, Kevin Calkins, Eduardo Gonzalez, Michael Guaglianone, Marc May, Juan Monroy, Vicente Villanueva, Collette Hefner (YSD Math Instructional Specialist), and Kris Lindeblad (Dana Center Coach) for their focus on positive classroom environments, visual math, engaging instruction, high quality formative assessments, and collaboration. 98% of YSD Intensified Algebra students have been successful so far!

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  • A.C. Davis Band At WSU

    Posted by Brian Beck on 10/29/2018

    Congratulations to the Davis Band Students at WSU.  The Davis Band received the following awards:

     

    Prelims:

    Tied for 1st place in AAAA with West Valley (and tied for first place overall with West Valley and Mead!)

    Best Music caption in AAAA

    Best Percussion caption in AAAA

     

    Finals:

    Best Drum Major overall

    Best Music overall

    Best Percussion overall

    Ended up 4th in finals (about 1 point out of 1st)

    A.C. Davis Marching Band 2018

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  • A.C. Davis Blanket Drive

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 10/28/2018

    A group of AC Davis Seniors will be hosting a blanket drive this Friday at the Davis versus Eisenhower football game at Zaepfel Stadium as a community service project. The students will be collecting new or slightly used blankets to be able to donate them to Rod's House for those in need. Any collections would be greatly appreciated to support the families in the communities throughout the Yakima Valley. There will also be a raffle that will include all participants of the donation, where the hosts will be giving out Pirate gear including shirts and other fun accessories for the winners. Please join us at the game to support both our football team and the Yakima Valley.

      AC Davis Blanket Drive

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