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Jan 15

Congrats to former Dolphin Ananya Nanduru!

News Release

Moody Middle School seventh-grader captures Henrico Schools’ divisionwide spelling title

 

Henrico, Va., Jan. 15, 2020 – Ananya Nanduru topped competitors from across Henrico County Tuesday night to become Henrico Schools’ 2020 Divisionwide Spelling Bee champion. The Moody Middle School seventh-grader won in Round 8 by correctly spelling “breviary,” a book of daily prayers, hymns and psalms. The contest features spelling champions from 46 HCPS elementary schools and 12 middle schools, and determines who will represent Henrico County Public Schools at the regional competition. Pocahontas Middle School sixth-grader Weston Kasberger was runner-up.

Among the words Nanduru spelled to win the title were “schadenfreude,” “tritium” and “kielbasa.”

With Nanduru’s win, Moody retains the spelling title, and Henrico Schools’ spelling trophy. Last year’s champion, Vishnoy Vadakkancheri, was also a Moody student. The trophy, topped with a whimsical bee, was made possible by a donation from four-time Henrico spelling champion Tejas Muthusamy. Muthusamy, now a student at Maggie Walker Governor’s School, donated money for the trophy to the Henrico Education Foundation, which had the trophy made.

Nanduru will compete next in the Richmond Times-Dispatch Regional Spelling Bee March 21 at the Library of Virginia. The regional winner will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which is held in late May and televised by ESPN.

Permanent link to this article: https://davis.henricoschools.us/2020/01/15/congrats-to-former-dolphin-ananya-nanduru/

Jan 14

We are a Common Sense Media School!

Jackson Davis has just been approved as a Common Sense School, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion. The recognition acknowledges our school’s commitment to helping students build skills that are essential for their well-being today—and for the opportunities they’ll have tomorrow.

This honor is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

We are one of the more than 65,000 schools across the country that use Common Sense Education’s groundbreaking education resources. As a result, our students are better equipped to navigate the digital world and use devices for learning. We hope you will encourage other schools in our district to take advantage of them. If 75% of schools in the district become Common Sense Schools, we can earn recognition as a Common Sense District.

To learn more about Common Sense Education, visit www.commonsense.org/education.

 

Permanent link to this article: https://davis.henricoschools.us/2020/01/14/we-are-a-common-sense-media-school/

Oct 21

Monthly Newsletters

Click here for the JDES Staff November News

See our October News and Specials Newsletter here or under the Principal’s Message page.

Permanent link to this article: https://davis.henricoschools.us/2019/10/21/did-you-miss-our-october-newsletter/

Oct 08

VIDEO: Henrico Learning Today


HCPS TV stopped by Amanda Reed’s First Grade class for a Science lesson on migration.

Permanent link to this article: https://davis.henricoschools.us/2019/10/08/video-henrico-learning-today/

Oct 04

Gifted Identification Process

The referral window for Henrico County Public Schools Gifted Identification Process opens on Monday, January 6  for students in kindergarten, first, and second grades. Referrals to the process will be accepted by our Gifted Identification Coordinator, Amy Ford, from January 6-24.

Please submit all written referrals to Amy Ford  by sending her an email at:  agford@henrico.k12.va.us  

Parents, guardians, community members, students, and teachers may submit referrals for students in grades Kg-2 during the window. The gifted referral window closes on Friday, January 24 and will be the last day gifted referrals are accepted for students in grades Kg-2.

More information about the HCPS Gifted Identification Process can be found at http://henricoschools.us/gifted/

Permanent link to this article: https://davis.henricoschools.us/2019/10/04/gifted-identification-process/

Oct 01

Important Dates

Click here for the 2019-2020 JDES Calendar

March 2: One School One Book Kickoff and Book Reveal!   Spirit Day: Fox in Socks

March 3: Student Holiday

March 4: Spirit Day: Wacky Wednesday

March 5: Spirit Day: Hop on Pop Jump rope Day           International Night!

March 6: Spirit Day: Oh the Places You’ll Go- Travel Day

March 12: One School One Book Finale Night

March 13: Spring Picture Day

Permanent link to this article: https://davis.henricoschools.us/2019/10/01/important-dates/

Aug 30

An important message for families of students who use bus transportation

Where can I find bus information?

Bus stop information is now available on our website as well as through Rycor Online Forms and PowerSchool. We recommend students be at their morning bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Please review bus stop safety procedures and follow the direction of bus drivers.

Will you let me know if the bus is running 10-15 minutes late?

Pupil Transportation staff makes every effort to notify parents of significantly late buses through School Messenger text messages. For more information on our automated communication methods, click here to visit the Communications and Community Engagement page 

What if I need to call someone in the Transportation department?

If you would like to speak to someone in our Transportation department, you can do that too by calling one of our zone offices. Henrico is a big county that is served by several different transportation zones. To find the zone office that is responsible for your student’s school, click here.

How do I make a formal request regarding my student’s transportation?

Transportation staff receives hundreds of written requests from parents in September. Parents should complete the “School Bus Request Form,” also linked on the web page.  Priority will be placed on assigning new or recently moved students. Requests for changes to bus stop locations will be addressed as a lower priority.

Here’s to a great 2019-20 school year!

Josh Davis
Director, Pupil Transportation

Permanent link to this article: https://davis.henricoschools.us/2019/08/30/an-important-message-for-families-of-students-who-use-bus-transportation/

Aug 28

Henrico Schools using “Anonymous Alerts” system to improve communication about safety concerns

What is Anonymous Alerts?

The Anonymous Alerts safety and anti-bullying reporting system helps combat negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.

The system allows for one-way or two-way anonymous encrypted communication between those submitting reports (students, parents or community members) and school division administration and staff members. System users have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report.

How does it work?

To use the new app, students, parents or others simply visit the Henrico County Public Schools website and click on the “Anonymous Alerts” button or the text link to submit a report expressing a concern. Anonymous Alerts apps can be downloaded directly from the Apple, Google Play or Chrome stores.

Users enter Henrico Schools’ Anonymous Alerts activation code – Henrico – and select the school to which the message should go. Informational posters explaining how to use the system will be displayed in HCPS schools and offices.

To send reports from the internet, go to: https://report.anonymousalerts.com/henrico.

To send a report from your phone:

  • Download the free Anonymous Alerts app from the Apple Store, Google Play store or Chrome store.
  • Launch the app and enter the activation code, Henrico.
  • Send important reports to school officials.
  • If desired, add a screenshot, photo or video about the incident.

 

Permanent link to this article: https://davis.henricoschools.us/2019/08/28/henrico-schools-using-anonymous-alerts-system-to-improve-communication-about-safety-concerns/

Aug 23

Calling All Dolphin Dudes!

Be a Dolphin Dude for the 2019-2020 School Year

Who: Dads, Uncles, Grandfathers, Older Brothers, and any other dude, or a dudette in a student’s life.

When: You pick a date that works for your schedule!

Time: You pick a time frame that works for your schedule! (one hour, ½ day, whole day)

Why: Support your student and the Jackson Davis Community.  You will have the chance to work in a variety of classrooms and your student’s class.

Read this Dolphin Dude document for more information.

Contact Mrs. Neylon with questions.  jrneylon@henrico.k12.va.us

Sign Up using this link.

Permanent link to this article: https://davis.henricoschools.us/2019/08/23/calling-all-dolphin-dudes/

Jan 10

VIDEO: Dolphin Shine Club


The Dolphin Shine Club at Davis Elementary made bird feeders after school.

Permanent link to this article: https://davis.henricoschools.us/2019/01/10/video-dolphin-shine-club/

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