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- Softball Open Throw February 2nd, 4th,9th, and 11th from 3:30 - 5:00 in the gym.
- Tryouts- Febrary 15-from 3:30 - 5:00
Make-up days have been scheduled:
- Students will now attend school on June 8 and June 9.
- June 9 is now the last day for students and will be an early release day.
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Real Tools for Schools
Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in power tools and the official power tools of NASCAR, awarded Davie County High School with a $10,000 grant to fund improvements to its automotive vocational program. As a Real Tools for Schools grant recipient, Davie County High School will use the funds for improvements to the automotive classrooms and courses with updated equipment, supplies, instructor training and curricula.
Since 2014, there has been a decline in the enrollment in vocational automotive programs nationwide due to lack of teachers, restricted school budgets, high operational costs and other factors. Yet, automotive technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated, and employers prefer to hire automotive technicians and mechanics who have completed a formal training program.
“These students are the future of the automotive technology industry. Ingersoll Rand is proud to support technical education for students that prepares them for success and enhances job readiness,” says Donny Simmons, president of Ingersoll Rand Power Tools.
The Ingersoll Rand Real Tools for Schools program is sponsored by the Ingersoll Rand Foundation and the company’s Power Tools business to enhance education for students in automotive technology programs. The program provides grants of up to $10,000 per school and has awarded a total of $120,000 to schools across the country as of December 30, 2015. In addition to the grants, Ingersoll Rand Power Tools employees are partnering with participating high schools to deliver seminars, hands-on training and learning enrichment experiences for students enrolled in automotive technician programs.
Students and teachers are also eligible for discounts to purchase Ingersoll Rand power tools.
For more information about the Real Tools For Schools grant: www.ingersollrandproducts.com/RealtoolsRealSchools/
PTEC Signature School Award
Congratulations to Cooleemee Elementary for being name a 2016 Piedmont Triad Education Consortium Signature School!
Cooleemee Elementary School set an ambitious goal of increasing growth in every grade level and over the past two years has charted this course carefully. Principal Karen Stephens and Assistant Principal Cindy Stone established a Leadership Team comprised of administrators, reading specialists and an instructional coach who researched specific data and designed strategies to meet their academic and behavioral challenges. Working with their Academic Team of teacher leaders to plan and deliver monthly staff development and monitor growth, this Leadership Team, together with their dedicated teachers, was in regular communication, bringing ideas and data together from every part of their school.
Monthly staff development sessions to examine vertical alignment of reading/math standards, understand key vocabulary, and share anchor chart ideas were created. Teachers were able to participate in 55 minute reading and math grade-level PLCs at least twice a month. Focusing on understanding standards, developing appropriate lesson pacing, analyzing student work and assessment data, creating spiral reviews to address the needs of students, and modifying materials to meet the rigor required by state assessments, produced notable results. Cooleemee experienced an increase in the grade level proficiency of every subject and every grade. The increase ranged from 4.7 points to an amazing 32.4 points in Math Grade 5. They saw the greatest gains in Math, while still improving Reading across the board. Cooleemee Elementary went from a EVAAS growth level of "Does Not Meet Expected Growth" with an index of -2.35 to "Exceeded Expected Growth" with an index of 2.93.
The entire school also focused on behavioral norms through consistent implementation of PBIS, incorporating tracking of school-wide data. A rewards system was instituted for students maintaining Level 4 in behavioral objectives. Student ownership of learning was strengthened by revising the level of accountability for completing daily assignments and showing progress. Student input was valued and led to such rewards as “Bubble Gum Day” and “Pie in the Face Day.” Building a community of learners, the entire Cooleemee team continues to strive for excellence on a daily basis.
DCHS Best School in Davie County
Congratulations to Davie County High School for being named the Best School by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.
DCS Spelling Bee
Mark your calendars! The Davie County Schools' Spelling Bee will be held at 3:45 PM on Thursday, February 4, in the Board Room at Central Davie Education Center, located at 220 Campbell Road in Mocksville.
Winter weather has slowed down some of the concrete and masonry work, but that is to be expected during the winter months. Electrical and mechanical installations continue, and the project is still on schedule for completion in May 2017.
We received confirmation in December that the conversion of the access road to the Davie County Youth Park (DC Little League park behind NDMS) was officially approved by both state officials and the National Park Service. War Eagle Drive to the new road to the park is open and the existing road has been closed. The contractor is proceeding with the construction of the stadium. Throughout the conversion process, we have communicated with the leadership of the Davie County Little League on this change and we appreciate their continued support. I also want to thank all of the staff in county government for working with us on the conversion process that took much longer than anyone ever anticipated. We are glad to receive approval and are moving forward.
Darrin L. Hartness, Ed. D.
Fellowship of Christian Students will meet Monday, Feb. 15th 'til 4:00.
The Anime Club will be meeting Friday, Feb 19th 'til 4:00 in Mrs. Cline's room 106.
- OPEN THROW - Thursday, Feb 18 & Friday, Feb. 19 (Not mandatroy but encouraged)
- TRY-OUTS - Thursday, Feb 22 - only pitchers and catchers need attend
- TRY-OUTS - Tuesday, Feb 23 & Wednesday, Feb 24 - ALL PLAYERS NEED TO ATTEND
In order to tryout, you MUST have a current physical, ON FILE at North Davie. If you do not have a current physical, you CAN NOT try out! You must also meet eligibiltiy requirements.
Student Ambassadors will meet on Wed. Feb 10 3:15 - 4:15.
Davie County Schools Exceptional Children's Department Parent Night
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
4:00 - 6:00PM
Central Davie Education Center Gym
220 Campbell Road, Mocksville
Come learn more about current programs and how you can plan for your child's future!
- Future Ready Core
- Occupational Course of Study
- Davidson Community College
- Group Homes
- TransMath, NumberWorlds, Fusion, Letterland
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Wellness Center
- and MUCH MORE!
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