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Welcome, Mr. Sanders!


I am proud to say I am product of the Okaloosa County School District.  As a student at Bob Sikes Elementary,
Richbourg Junior High and Crestview High School I gained a firm foundation to carry me to the many places I have been,”
said Sanders.

Jay began his teaching career in 1993 teaching sixth grade math at Baker School.  After spending three years at
Baker, he moved to Richbourg Middle School and then on to Davidson Middle School.  He transferred to Crestview High
School in 1999 where he would teach Geometry, Drop Out Prevention and Advanced Placement Economics. 
He also served as assistant to the athletic director. 

Sanders was named Teacher of the Year in 2011 and in 2013 was named the Dean of Students at Baker School. 
He became an Assistant Principal at Baker School in 2014.  

“As a coach,  I led the Richbourg Middle School boys basketball team to two County Championships, the Crestview
High School Girls basketball team to  its first District Championship in more than twenty years, the Cross Country team
at Crestview to State six years in a row, and  I coached the first undefeated ninth grade football team at Crestview,” said Sanders. 
“I believe educating students requires you to motivate students, making them do more than they believe they can.
  It is about instilling in them a work ethic and sense of pride.  It means taking care of the small details in order to be
successful. Most of all whether you are in the classroom, on the field, or in the front office, it is about giving it your best
and always doing what is right for the students.”

Jay holds a Bachelor degree in Business from Troy University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership
from the University of Texas at Arlington.  He has been married to Stephanie Sanders for twenty eight years and
they have two children, Matt and Jacey. 

“My career has brought me full circle, and I am proud to say I am once again a Davidson Panther!” said Sanders. 

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Congratulations to Mrs. Toney's 3rd and 5th periods for
earning CHOICE MS certifications!  
Way to go, Panthers!


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Okaloosa Turns Corner on FCAT to Recoup Top-10 in Reading for all Grades 3rd through 10th; Middle Schools Move to Top 5!

                In her first full year in office, Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson takes great pride in the fact that Okaloosa Schools are back near the head of the pack among Florida’s sixty-seven counties.  Most every grade level moved up in state rankings in both reading and math, and all grades, 3rd through 10th, are among the state’s top 10 in reading.  The district also excelled in science, with students finishing in the top five in both of the assessed grade levels (5 and 8).

For the past few years, Okaloosa County has shown a pattern of decline on the FCAT. “We knew we had work to do,” says Jackson “and I wanted to support our teachers who have worked tirelessly this year to get the job done.” Jackson has been concerned about the pressures on the school administrators and faculties who have all had to deal with added stresses ranging from blended standards to rigorous teacher evaluations. “Our schools were tasked with implementing new standards that began as Common Core and shifted to Florida Standards, all the while knowing that our FCAT assessments were going to be based on the old Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSS).  We had to start talking to our teachers about the instructional shifts while making sure that NGSS were still being addressed.”

Marcus Chambers, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, attributes the rise to the work going on at the school-level. “Each school’s leadership team made up of administrators, instructional coaches, and teachers, met with the Directors of Curriculum for quarterly reviews to analyze school-specific data and discuss how each school would address soft spots in the data. That required an enormous effort on the part of each school, and the payoff is clear.”    

There were some declines in grade-level performance. The 5th grade saw losses in both reading and math, while the 4th grade moved from 17th to 27th in the state for math. Jackson explains, “At first glance, it looks like a loss. More important than comparing last year’s 5th grade to this year’s 5th grade (which is how the data has been released to the media), we’re more interested in tracking the same group of students over time. If you look at the data, 5th grade students actually performed better than they did as 4th graders a year ago in both reading and math – from 11th to 8th in the state for reading and 17th to 8th in the state for math.”

“Our scores are starting to rise again,” Chambers continues, “and we have a strong plan in place as we move forward.” The District will continue to meet with principals throughout the summer and a new School Performance Plan (SPP) will be put into place. Each school’s SPP will help teachers make the shifts towards new statewide assessments for both English/Language Arts (ELA) and math. “We want to be aggressive, not just for state ranking, but to make certain Okaloosa students are college and career ready.”

Chambers explains that schools will have a clear focus going into the 2014-15 year, “Using data, we will provide school, grade-level, and subject-area support to assist all students. Content-area teachers will continue to implement close reading, writing with evidence from text, and student talk in the classroom, while math students will focus on Math Practice 3, constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others.”

Jackson admits there is still work to do in certain pockets, “Elementary math will be a focus for our district, and we’re going to continue professional development that supports our progress in writing.” Both 8th and 10th grade showed significant improvements in writing – 8th moved from 35th in the state to 18th while 10th grade went from 21st in the state to 11th. “As soon as we know what’s coming from the state, we will point our teachers in the right direction.” This year was the last year for the Florida Writes, and each district is awaiting the state’s decision about the type of writing that will be assessed. “Most of the late-start and early-release time this year was dedicated to unpacking the new argumentative writing standards, identifying instructional gaps, and analyzing the feedback drawn from practice Okaloosa Writes tests that aligned with the new Florida Standards. We want everyone to be ready.”


For more information about Okaloosa County School’s performance this year, go to http://www.okaloosaschools.com


Links to access the FCAT Scores:



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Volleyball Forms Available Here.


Check out the NEW Military Families link on the right sidebar 

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Free Summer Math Program for Families!
Click the link below to explore the website:)


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Sixth grade students in Mrs. Morris’ Earth and Space Science class at Davidson Middle School have investigated the impact that humans have on our Earth and created visual displays on the topics of deforestation, agriculture, urbanization, and mining to share with their classmates.   In recognition of Earth Day they have created a display to share with the entire school.


Crestview High School Band, "The Big Red Machine", announces Color Guard auditions
for the 2014-2015 school year.  
Auditions are May 19-23, 2014, from 3:30-5:30pm in the
auditorium at Crestview High School.  Click on the link below for 
the entire list of
requirements and to download the information.







Spring Pictures are due April 11th

All Spring Sports Schedules have been updated!  
Click on the Sports tab above to view.




Mrs. Jackson presents Davidson Middle School's A+ Award.


Click here for information about
Mrs. Toney's Technology Choice Class

Spring Portraits will be taken on Wednesday,
March 12, through Language Arts Classes.



Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade Mixed Chorus on their amazing performance at the Florida Vocal Association District Music Performance Assessment. They received the highest rating of Superior from all three concert adjudicators and the sight reading adjudicator! The judges were highly complementary of their stage performance, as well as their behavior in the concert hall.   So very proud of them! Our chaperones did a wonderful job helping us to have a safe and
successful event. One thing is for certain, we love to sing!


        Congratulations, Miss Davidson Pageant Winners!






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Track Tryouts will be on Monday, Feb 24 and Tuesday, Feb 25 after school until 4:00. 
Students must a parent permission slip and current physical on file in the front office and
a 2.0 grade point average in order to participate.



The February Calendar is updated!  Click the Calendar Tab Above.

Click here for more Robotics pictures and video:






Click here and scroll down to see the
Okaloosa Testing Calendars: 

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Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Click Below for Davidson Dash Information and Registration Form:


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                Click on Calendar for December events.


During Bully and  Drug Free Week, Mrs. Parker, our Guidance Counselor, and Officer Ellison, our Resource Officer, sponsored a Poster Contest and Door Decorating Contest.  The whole school participated and the pictures below are the winners.



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Basketball and Soccer Schedules are now posted
on the Sports Page. Click on the Sports Menu Bar to access.

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Students at Davidson Middle School honored Mrs. Emily Cassity during
the Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 8, 2013. The Band and Chorus performed
inspirational music, and Mrs. Howard and Mr. Cadle presented Mrs. Cassity
with a declaration honoring Mrs. Cassity for her service during WWII.

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Congratulations!  We are Panther Proud!
On Wednesday November 6, 2013 the National Defense Industrial Association awarded number of grants to Northwest Florida teachers.  Three of Davidson Middle School Science teachers were among the recipients; Sharon Richardson, Cathy Morris and Cynthia Bratton.  The grant money will be used to fund programs, projects or activities which demonstrate creativity and innovation in teaching.  All three teachers from Davidson have previously received this award.


Click the link below to view the Panther Trax Show:


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These girls earned All American at our dance camp this summer. 
They had to learn 4 dances in three days and perform them for
the All American competition.  Melanie Candelario, Madison Anglin,
 Amber McGovern, Maggie Fowler, Martina Hart.


“Panther Band students receive the winning prize from CCB Community Bank for having the
best participation in the Teach Children to Save program. This program is designed by the
University of Florida to encourage young people to learn the benefits that come from regularly saving a portion of their income. “

Click the link below to create your 8th grade ad:

How to Create Your 8th Grade Ad.pdf

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            forms filled out and turned in before they try out
         Forms can be picked up in the front office.

             Friday, Oct. 25 in the gym. 

Eighth Grade Tribute Ads

Dear Parents,

It’s that time of year!  It’s time to buy a yearbook tribute ad to honor your eighth grade student.  Advertisements can be purchased in three different sizes: quarter page ($45), half page ($80), and full page ($145).  All ads will be published in COLOR!  Ads will be sold until November 5th, or until all spaces are filled.  Spaces are limited, therefore ads will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.  Late submissions will NOT be accepted.   You may purchase multiple ads if you want to create separate ads from parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends. 

All ads must be purchased and built online at www.balfour.com.  Enter Davidson Middle School and Crestview, FL into the box that reads SHOP YOUR SCHOOL. Click on the YEARBOOK icon.  Scroll down until you see INDIVIDUAL YEARBOOK ITEMS.  Click on the ad size that you would like to purchase. You will then be asked to log in/create an account. 

 In the ad builder website, you simply upload your photos, drag the photos onto a template of your choice, add your text, and pay online with a credit card.   This allows you to see the page as it will appear in the yearbook.  We cannot edit these pages, so please proofread them carefully.  This does not have to be completed in one sitting, so purchase ASAP to guarantee your space.  If you need help getting started, please contact me at scelzik@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us.

Thank you,

Panther Pride Yearbook Staff


Survivor Bracelets For Sale:
The sale benefits the Robotics Team and Relay for Life.
See Mr. Sexton, Mrs. Morris, or a Robotics Team member.


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Click link below for the Volleylball Brackets link:

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The Panther Trax Show link has been updated.  Click the link below:).

6th grade girls basketball tryouts will be on Monday, October 28.
Varsity girls basketball tryouts will be on Tuesday, October 29 – Wednesday, October 30.
Time: 2:00-3:30
See Coach Carnley in room 401 for more information.
Students must have current forms turned in to try out.

Boys Basketball tryouts will be October 28th, 29th and 30th  from 4:00 to 5:30.
Players interested in trying out must sign up in Mr. Olson’s classroom, room 604.
Students must have current forms turned in to try out.

Fall sports and club pictures will be taken on Friday, October 25th.  

Go Panthers!!


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The Fall Sports Schedules are now updated on
the Sports page and on the links below:


Cross Country



Click link below to watch the Panther Trax Show online:


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        School Starts August 19, 2013        





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June Newsletter

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Just Read, Families!

New! Just Read, Florida! Summer Reading Information



Just Read, Families! is a summer reading program which provides parents with information about actively reading with their children during the summer months. Former Governor Bush first proclaimed May 2003 as Just Read, Families! month.


Research shows that children who do not continue reading through the summer can lose a month or more of progress made during the school year. By encouraging their children to read, parents are playing a critical role in achieving our goal of having every child reading at or above grade level by 2012. Now is the time to take advantage of the many activities and resources available on this website. Keep your children engaged in reading!


Children are a precious gift, and the opportunity to inspire a love of reading is both a great honor and an extraordinary responsibility. With your help, we can make Florida's reading goals a reality.



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Congratulations to the Odyssey of the Mind Team!
They took 4th place in the state competition.


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We are very proud to announce that the following students received awards at the
Florida Science and Engineering Fair over spring break.

Third Place: Jacob Kitchen
Fourth place: Shawn Cutchins
Special recognition: Hannah Kelsey and Alexandra McCallum


8th graders interested in trying out for CHS cheerleading:
The information is on the CHS website.

Print out your paperwork from there.

Congratulations to our Symphonic Band students for their outstanding performance last Friday at the district band assessment.  Our band earned the highest possible ratings from all of the judges for the program that they played on stage and for their sight reading ability.  This makes another all Superior year for our Davidson Music Department.  Way to go Band and Chorus!

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7th and 8th Grade Treble Chorus 2 at Florida Vocal Association District Music Performance Assessment
Both choirs received Straight Superior ratings in concert and in sightreading. Way to go, Panthers!

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6th Grade Chorus at Florida Vocal Association District Music Performance Assessment
Both choirs received Straight Superior ratings in concert and in sightreading. Way to go, Panthers!

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The Spring Book Fair will be Monday, March 18-Thursday, March 21. 
Family night at the Book Fair will be Tuesday, March 19, from 4:30-6:30. 


Parents may also order books from our book fair online:

 The online fair is open March 13 - April 2.

  • Send wish lists to family and friends
    • Browse an expanded book selection
      • All orders ship free to the school

        The online fair is open March 13 - April 2.


      Spring Break Holidays

      Monday, March 25th to Friday, March 29, there will be no school.

      End of the 3rd Grading Period

      Thursday, March 21st is the End of the 3rd Grading Period.

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      Click on it to see the March calendar for Davidson.

      Click here to see the list of the Golf Team.  Go Panthers!
      The golf schedule is posted on the Sports page.

      Click here to see the list of the Softball Team.  Go Panthers! 
      The softball schedule is posted on the Sports page.

      Click here to see the list of the Baseball Team. Go Panthers! 
      The baseball schedule is posted on the Sports page.

      Click here to see list of the Track Team. Go Panthers! 
      The track schedule is posted on the Sports page.

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      Congratulations to the Lady Panthers BBall Team for receiving
      the Spirit Ribbon in celebration of their County Championship!

      CHS/DMS Odyssey of the Mind Team is going to STATE!

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      Congratulations to the team members:
      Coleman Young
      Quinn Stegner
      Chiante Peacock
      Ethan Mitchell
      David Ness (CHS)
      Jacob Cyrus
      Josh Cyrus (CHS)

      Coaches: Shirley Young and Eric Mitchell

      Congratulations to our pageant winners!

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      8th Grade Miss DMS: Chelsey Owens, First Runner Up: Leah Carter
      Second Runner Up: Alexandra McCallum

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      Junior Miss DMS: Kricket Kronmiller, First Runner Up: Macey Kervin
      Second Runner Up: Jodie Meeks and Charlsy Sweatt

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      Petite Miss DMS: Lindsay Smith, First Runner Up: Lindsay Huckabee,
      Second Runner Up: Rachel Kelsey


      Congratulations, Mrs. Holland!  Davidson's Teacher of the Year!

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      Congratulations to the winners of the East Panhandle Science Fair!
      Front row, L to R: Alexandra McCallum, Coleman Young, Shawn Cutchins,
      Cailey Ness,Kathleen Clark, Katelyn Bialorucki, Jodie Meeks, Klarrisa Williamson,
      Chelsey Owens.
      Back row, L to R: Karlie Henderson, Quinn Stegner, Jacob Cyrus, Sarah Wayer
      Not pictured: Hannah Kelsey, Jacob Kitchen





      2012-13 Davidson Middle School East Panhandle Regional Science Fair Winners

      Place Awards


      2013 Florida State Science and Engineering Fair Participants

      Karlie Henderson _ First Place- Medicine and Health

      Hannah Kelsey- First Place- Mathematics

      Alexandra McCallum- First Place- Environmental Management

      Shawn Cutchins- First Place- Physics

      Jacob Kitchen-(alternate for state) First Place- Physics

      Behavioral Sciences                                                         

      Quinn Stegner- Second Place                                              
      Coleman Young- Third Place 

      Katelyn Bialorucki - Honorable Mention 
      Cailey Ness- Honorable Mention

      Medicine and Health                                                         
      Sarah Wayer- Honorable Mention  

      Jacob Cyrus-Honorable Mention

      Energy and Transportation
      Chelsy Owens 

      Environmental Management
      Kathleen Clark - Second Place                                           

      Environmental Sciences
      Jodie Meeks- Third Place                                                                            



      Special Awards

      Karlie Henderson                                 
      Alexandra McCallum
      Kricket Kronmiller
      Shawn Cutchins
      Jacob Kitchen
      Kathleen Clark
      Reese Gomez

      Cailey Ness                                                                                                      
      Hannah Kelsey 
      Katelyn Bialorucki                                    

      **Klarissa Williamson - DMS/FLVS student received
      Third Place in Animal Sciences and a special award.


      Congratulations to

      Jerrold Gardner

      Cox Inspirational Hero

      Award Winner!

      We love you, JerroldJ


         Click Here for Davidson Dash 5K Results
         Click Here for Davidson Dash 10K Results



      Here's the link for the 8th Grade Washington Trip:  https://www.facebook.com/homeofthepanthers#!/DavidsonsFieldTrip?fref=ts


      To pre-order your yearbook, please go to www.balfour.com.  Type in Davidson Middle School, and then click on the link for Davidson Middle School in Crestview, FL.  This will take you to our page where you can order a yearbook and accessories!


      The students in the photo above will be competing in the

      East Panhandle Regional Science Fair on February 6, 2012. 
      Good luck, Panthers!


      Hoodies for Sale!
      $20.00 Come to the Media Center,
      where the School Store is located.

      The Davidson Middle School Select Chorus recently performed for the JOY fellowship at First Baptist Church, Crestview.





      Veteran's Day Assembly Pictures


      Click the link below for the Just for Parents Newsletter for November


       Click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page for sports tryout forms.

      Congratulations to the Lady Panthers volleyball team on an awesome season.
      6th grade finished 10-5, JV went undefeated 9-0 and Varsity ended 9-1.
      Way to go Davidson!


      On September 8th, Governor Rick Scott embarked on an Education Listening Tour across the state of Florida listening to teachers, students and parents share their ideas to improve Florida’s education system. Governor Scott wanted to hear ideas on how to improve the education of the state’s children.

      “By listening to teachers, parents and children, we will gather ideas to strengthen our education system to better prepare students for college and careers,” said Governor Scott.

      On September 17th, Governor Scott visited Fort Walton Beach High School and Davidson Middle School to meet with teachers and students.

      Click here to see pictures of his visit: Governor Scott Visits Davidson


       PAWS: Panther Actions Worth Sharing!
      Click on the link below to learn how to log-on
      to Edmodo.com and post your positive comments.


      Contest sponsored by Rand McNally:
      Students can win cash and prizes!
      Click the link below for more details.



      Papa Johns Pizza Fundraiser Nights!  Help raise money for our school. 
      We get 20% of the proceeds from these nights:

      Papa John’s Pizza Nights      promo code: Davidson

      Feb. 12-14
      April 23-25


      Homework Help starts Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. 
      Room 600, from 1:40 -2:30. Must have a ride by 2:30.

      Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, except on early




      Cheerleaders earn numerous awards at NCA Cheer Camp!









Jay Sanders, Principal
Greg Brock, Asst. Principal
Laurren Seegars, Asst. Principal

Davidson Middle School
6261 Old Bethel Rd.
Crestview, FL 32536


School Hours:
Staff Hours:


Students arriving at school before 
6:45 should report straight to their
first class of the day.

OCSD Online Assignments

Wednesday's and Thursday's
Media Center 
Students must have work
to work on to attend.


Davidson Middle School BPIE Survey



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Link to Volunteer Application

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Students arriving at school before 
6:40 should report to the cafeteria.