WELCOME TO DAVIDSON!


 

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Dr. Dre' Graham, Florida's Teacher of the Year,
visited Mrs. Angela Hritz, Okaloosa County's
Teacher of the Year, as well 
as Mr. Tredway,
DMS Band Director.  Thanks for stopping
by, Dr. Graham!


 

Attention Parents & Caregivers:

Davidson Middle School MFLC Presents

2019/2020 Lunch & Learn Series

Series will be held every 3rd Thursday of the
month from 12:30-1:30pm in the library.  BYO Lunch!

The link below gives more information:).

2019-2020 Lunch & Learn.docx

 


CROSS COUNTRY PRACTICE

TUESDAY, AUG 13, Wednesday, AUG 14, Thursday,
AUG 15, AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 3:15

 

CROSS COUNTRY PRACTICE

MONDAY, AUG 19 AND TUESDAY AUG 20 AFTER
SCHOOL UNTIL 3:15

 

CROSS COUNTRY TRYOUTS

WEDNESDAY, AUG 21 AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 3:15

 


Will your child be a car rider this year?
Please watch the video below, produced
by the amazing Trace Kerrell.

https://youtu.be/IHU2mH1L94g

 


TIPS FOR PARENTS:  MIDDLE SCHOOL SUCCESS

 


New Spirit Gear - $15!
Available for purchase on Thursday, August 1st
during 6th Grade Panther Camp and during Open House
on Thursday, August 8th.

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Dress Code Policy Information:

Frequently Asked Dress Code Items to Help with School Shopping (Please Note: This is not the entire dress code policy. Complete policy will be available on website and 2019-2020 Student Agenda Handbook)

 

  • Minimum length of clothing should approach the top of the kneecap (front, back and side of leg). This includes shorts, skirts, and skorts. Running shorts are not allowed without leggings. Shirts cannot be longer than the shorts, skirt or skorts. Physical Education attire must also follow dress code standards (PE uniforms will be available for purchase).
  • Shirts or blouses must be worn so that no undergarment will be seen and the back must be covered. Spaghetti strap shirts are not allowed.
  • Midriff (stomach) cannot be exposed. Stomach shall not show when arms are held straight out to the side. Crop tops not allowed.
  • Skin tight clothing, low cut blouses or tops, clothing with cutouts, swimwear, or any other revealing garments are inappropriate for school. Yoga pants, leggings, jeggings, or fitted joggers, etc. are not in dress code without appropriate covering. Appropriate covering means that the shirt/blouse worn falls the below the waist.
  • ALL Pants, jeans, or shorts with holes or frays that expose skin above the knee, must be worn with leggings underneath (Leggings may NOT be see through and/or fishnet).
  • Tops or T-shirts with low cut underarms are not allowed. Shirts with low cut underarms may not expose undergarments or skin.
  • Pants will be worn at the waist level. Sagging is not allowed. Undergarments should not be visible at any time.
  • Extremes in dress or appearance are not appropriate for school. Such extremes in dress or appearance that cause a disruption of school functions are not allowed. Extracurricular activity sponsors (including band and chorus) reserve the right to enforce this expectation. The extracurricular example includes extremes in colored hair.
  • For the safety and protection of our students, body-piercing jewelry which include but not limited to eyebrows, lips, etc., with the exception of earrings worn in the ears, will not be allowed at school or while participating in any school activity.

 


2019-2020 SUPPLY LIST:    (Download PDF here.)

Daily materials needed for all classes:

  • Loose leaf notebook paper
  • Six highlighters—pink, yellow, green, orange, blue, and purple
  • #2 Pencils
  • Pens—black, blue, and red
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Pencil pouch
  • Handheld pencil sharpener
  • Glue sticks
  • Wired ear buds
  • Book Bags: Clear Book Bags ONLY, may be carried throughout the campus during the school day. Non-Clear Book Bags should be placed in lockers when students arrive at school each day.

*** Teachers may ask for additional items during open house.***

 

Donations to 1st period teacher:  Kleenex, hand sanitizer, Band-Aids, ream of copy paper

 

6th Grade

ELA

Math

Science

Social Studies

1   1/2” binder

1   3 subject Five Star Mead

     spiral notebook --college

      ruled w/plastic cover  

1    plastic folder with holes

1    bottle of Elmer’s glue  (SCELZI ONLY)

 

3   dry erase markers

 

*Remainder of the math supply list will be provided by your child’s teacher during open house.

 

1   3 or 5 subject MEAD spiral notebook

1   plastic pocket folder (with binder holes)

1   1 1/2 inch binder(no zippered binders)

2   1 ½ ” binders

 

 

 

7th Grade

ELA

Math

Science

Social Studies

1   3 subject Five Star Mead

     spiral notebook --college

      ruled w/plastic cover 

      (GOUTHRO and DAVISON ONLY)

1   plastic folder with prongs

1   composition book   (SPELLINGS ONLY)

 

3   dry erase markers

1   calculator—TI-30XA (non-

    solar powered, preferably)

 

*The remainder of the math supply list will be provided by your child’s teacher during open house.

 

1   ½  binder (no zippered binders)

1   pack of dividers with pockets

1   1 ½” or 2” binder

1   3” or 4” binder for home

2   pkgs. of dividers

1   pkg. of 3x5 index cards

 

Gronberg:

2   2” binders

13   dividers

4   pkgs of 3x5 index cards

 

8th Grade

ELA

Math

Science

Social Studies

1   composition book

1   1/2” binder (VICKERS ONLY)

1   plastic folder with prongs

 

3   Dry erase markers

1  pkg. of graph paper—1/4”

    squares

 

*The remainder of the math supply list will be provided by your child’s teacher during open house.

 

1   1 1/2 binders (no zippered binders)

1   pkg. of dividers (5 tab)

 

1   1” binder

1   3 subject spiral notebook

 

Kerrell:

1   1” binder

2   pkgs of 3x5 index cards

 

 

 

ESE/VE Access Point Classes

Intensive Reading (IR)

Electives/Clinic

 

1   pkg. notebook paper

1   1” binder

1   pkg. of #2 pencils

1   pkg. of pens

1   calculator

1  1” binder

1   pkg. of index cards

1   composition notebook

1   zippered pencil pouch with holes (will stay in binder)

 

*Supplies will remain in the classroom for daily use.

 

Robotics

1   composition notebook

 

Spanish

1   1 ½” binder

1   pkg. of 5 dividers

1   Spanish/English dictionary or

      internet access

1    composition notebook

2    pkgs. of 100 count LINED

      3x5 index cards

 

 

Yearbook

1    USB drive

1    16GB (or higher) SD card

1    composition notebook

 

Chorus

1    1” binder

1    pkg. notebook paper

Pencils

 

Suggested Donations to the Clinic

Kleenex

Hand sanitizer

Band-Aids

 

 


Congratulations to Mrs. Toney's
students for 
earning certifications!

DIT students earned their Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel 2016
certification this year.

Web Design students earned their Site Development Associates certifications
through CIW this year.

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE!
Parents, please pick up all medications from Mrs. Johnson
 by 12:55 tomorrow, 
May 31, 2019.

Medications not picked up by May 31, 2019 will
be discarded.


 

 

NEWS FOR NEXT YEAR:

1.Students will have the option of carrying a
backpack next year ONLY if it's a clear backpack.
2.All regular backpacks will still have to be stored in
student lockers, as is currently being done.
3. If students choose to carry a clear backpack,
they will not be required to purchase a locker.

 

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Friendly Reminder of Okaloosa County Absence Policies:

 After a total of 9 excused or unexcused absences per semester,
the student must have an excuse from a doctor or an official agency.

After the 15th day absent, we can no longer accept Doctors Excuses.
The parent will have to go before the attendance committee for approval.

 

If  a student has missed more than half of a class, they are  counted absent
from that class.


 

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Robotics Congratulations!!
1st Place State Tournament –
Core Values Gracious Professionalism Award

We are "Panther Proud"!


 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to our 8th grade student, Sydney Ganey for being inducted
into the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program!
 #WeAreDavidson


 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


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Congratulations to our DMS baseball team for winning the 2018-2019
Okaloosa County MS Class 2A Athletic Conference CHAMPIONSHIP!!! 

#WeAreDavidson


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Congratulations to our DMS softball team for winning runner-up at
the 2018-2019 Okaloosa County MS Class 2A Athletic Conference! 

#WeAreDavidson


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Congratulations to our DMS track and field team for winning
runner-up at the 2018-2019 Okaloosa County MS Class 2A A
thletic Conference! 
#WeAreDavidson


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Registration form for the girls summer basketball camp.

 


 

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Drop by and get your car washed this Saturday, April 27, 2019.
Cheerleaders will be washing cars from 9:00-2:00 at 
The Porch Life, 100 Old Milligan Rd, Crestview, FL 32536

 


It's Tobacco Free Florida Week.  Please read the flyer below to
learn how addictive and dangerous e-cigarettes and vaping can be,
especially for teenagers.

TFF Week 2019 - Print Ad Full-Page (10x21) - English.pdf

 


Davidson goes "Red4Ed".

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SPORTS PHYSICAL OPPORTUNITY!

NOMC and Andrews Institute will be providing Sports Physicals
on Wednesday 4/17 @NOMC!  

The paperwork is available on the CHS Website under the “Athletics” tab. 
Please print forms and have them completed prior to the physical.  
Students can come without parents,  but there MUST be a parent signature
in order for our Health Care Providers to examine. 

We are requesting a $10 donation as we have in the past, but any athlete
unable to pay can just see a Coach.

Schedule:

CHS 4:45-6p
DMS/SRMS 6-6:30p
Laurel Hill 6:30-7p

 


Healthy Schools April Newsletter

Healthy Schools April Newsletter (Spanish)


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Congratulations to Jaida and Jayla for representing Davidson at the MLK
Oratorical and Poster Contest. We are Panther Proud!

7th grader THOMAS, JAIDA L – Poster Contest            
(bottom black and white poster #3)

7th grader KULIKOWSKI, JAYLA N – Oratorical Contest


2019 Test Yourself Challenge, sponsored by
Algebra Nation.  This challenge is for
ALL Algebra and Geometry students.
The link below explains all you need to know:

2019 Test Yourself.pdf

 


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The job opportunity below is sponsored by CareerSouce
Okaloosa Walton.  Students must have their own transportation.

2019 WT Summer Youth Employment Program Flyer 1-30-19.pdf


April 2019 Newsletter


Dance Tryout Packet and Information


Cheer tryout paperwork is due by April 1st


Interest Survey for 2020 8th Grade Trip


 


 

 

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Congratulations to Mrs. Angie Windham, Education Staff Support Professional of the Year!
Mr. Marcus Chambers, Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools, is presenting the award.


DMS Diamonds Dance Team Information:

Are you interested in trying out for the 2019-2020 school year of the
Davidson Diamonds dance team?  Connect to the remind called Davidson
Dance Tryout Info (see below).  You will get information about upcoming meetings,
forms needed, tryout clinic dates and times.  As always, make sure you
have the athletic packet from the office turned in with an up-to-date physical. 
This must be turned in 24 hours before attending the clinic. 

 


Healthy Schools February Newsletter

Healthy Schools February Newsletter (Spanish)

 


Go cash-free!  Ewallet is a digital

payment method for the book fair. 

Click here for a video.


 


 


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Angela Hritz, Davidson Middle School, was named the
Okaloosa County School District Teacher of the Year
at the annual Banquet held at the Emerald Coast Conference Center
on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Angela teaches
World History at Davidson Middle School where
she has been for over 20 years.
She obtained a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2008.
Her husband, Alec, is retired from the Air Force and together
they have five daughters. Hritz feels the most rewarding part of
her job is the connections she makes with her students.
She is known for incorporating ELA standards within her
social studies classroom and she keeps her students engaged
by using Socratic Seminars to deepen their understanding and
develop communication skills in a respectful environment.

"Teaching is a balancing act between challenging
students and empowering them," said Angela.
"As a former student and now a teacher of 20 years,
the Okaloosa County School District continues to play a prominent
role in my life.  I have spent my entire teaching career at
Davidson Middle School, and I'm blessed to have a job that I love so
much! Teaching World History allow me the opportunity to embrace
different cultures. I've traveled to several places that we study, such as the
Roman ruins and Stonehenge, and I bring that experience into the classroom.
It's an honor to represent Davidson, and it's humbling to be
acknowledged by the Okaloosa County School District."


Congratulations to our FBLA students! 
Davidson has not only created its first chapter
of FBLA but we entered our first competition and aced it.
We competed in only two categories but dominated both fields.
There are only 4 middle schools in District one and only two in
Okaloosa County, ours and Bruner.
We represented Davidson as only our students could do.

 

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The Business Etiquette category which is an online exam,
had seven entries and we placed 1st through 4th and 6th place.

Savannah Martin-1st place
Georgia Jones-2nd place
Leda Jernigan-3rd place
Isabella Parker-4th place
Stacy Fields -6th place

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We also competed in Critical Thinking where the students
were given a case that they could study for 15 minutes.
They then had five minutes to cite the case
and their solutions and all of them had to speak.
We placed 1st through 3rd out of 5 places.

1st place Team         

Savannah Martin

Christian Dooley

Mya Mason

2nd Place Team

Georgia Jones

Leda Jernigan

3rd Place

Isabella Parker

Allyson Chambers

The 1st place team for Critical Thinking and the top four in Business
etiquette will compete at the State competition in Orlando in March.
If you see these students please congratulate them. They had no
time to work on the competition and still made us Panther proud!


Girls Basketball Team
First Annual 
"Treasure Hunt Sale" (Yard Sale)
Location: Davidson Middle School Parking Lot
Date: March 9th, 2019 from 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
All proceeds will go to the
Davidson Girls Basketball Program.
Questions? Please contact Coach Watson at 
nichole.watson@okaloosaschools.com


Experience The National Flight Academy

Come aboard the land-locked aircraft carrier, AMBITION,
at the National Flight Academy located adjacent to the
National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL.   
Go to www.NationalFlightAcademy.com 
and see the flyer below for more information.

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 PLAN OF CARE TUTORING INFORMATION:

Plan of Care tutoring will run from
Thursday, January 17, 2019 to Tuesday, March 12, 2019,
from 1:45pm to 4:00pm.  It is scheduled for the following dates:

Tuesday, February 19
Tuesday, February 26
Tuesday, March 5
Thursday, March 7
Tuesday, March 12.

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January Healthy Schools Letter


TEEN SAFETY MATTERS!
The graphic below gives examples of apps that look like something safe
but are actually more than they seem.  This graphic is brought to you
by our school psychologist, Heather Fleming.

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The Knights of Columbus of Okaloosa County are proud to sponsor
the 17th annual Essay Contest open to all Middle School and
Home School students (ages 11-14) in Okaloosa County. 
The subject of the Essay Contest is “Great American Patriots.”

First Place receives a $300.00 savings bond,
Second place is a $200.00 savings bond,
and Third place is a $100.00 savings bond.
Download the packet here.

Pick up an entry form in the front office or media center.

The deadline for entries is March 14, 2019.


TRACK SEASON INFORMATION:

General Information:

All practices will begin @ 2pm and end promptly @ 3:30pm

All practices will begin in the DMS gym bleachers with attendance

Student athletes will need to provide the following:

- Running shoes (in good repair)

- Appropriate clothing (weather conditions & dress code)

- Personal water bottle

- A coachable attitude & willingness to try their best

Direct questions to the following:

Coach Dobson - Room 511

Coach Jackson - Room 700

Coach Morris - Room 703

Coach Hollinhead - Guidance Office


 

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The boys and girls basketball teams sponsored a Share the Warmth jacket
drive for Children in Crisis.  The teams collected 103 jackets for this worthy cause.


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SAC MEETING REMINDER:

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
at 3:00pm in the Media Center. 


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          DMS Schoolwide Spelling Bee Winner:  Blake Robbins
                                Congratulations, Blake!

 


 

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Congratulations to the Davidson students who scored a 5 on FSA Science last year. 
They were awarded certificates from Governor Rick Scott.  Also, congratulations to
the Davidson students who scored a perfect 5 on their FSAA  Science last year!
Pictured with Mr. Sanders:
Back row: (L to R) Gracie Bridges, Hannah Bishop, Ryan Huynh,
Chrisangelly Lopez-Quinones, Marguerite Raymond
Front row: (L to R) Royce Macks, Caleb Richards, Brandon Kopp

We are Panther Proud!


  T-SHIRTS FOR SALE:

DMS Basketball Teams ( Black shirt/ Teal writing on the front/ white on the back). 
PRE-ORDERS ONLY from Dec. 4 through Dec.14th
ORDERS BEFORE Dec. 13:   $10 per shirt.
AFTER Dec.14:  $15 per shirt.   
Please make checks payable to DMS.
  All orders must be returned to :
Coach Watson (Room 601) or Coach Smith (Portable 412).

 

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December Healthy Schools Letter

December Healthy Schools Letter in Spanish


 

 

Important Announcement:

The Lil' Panther Cheer and Dance Clinic has been cancelled.


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Congratulations to Angie Windham,
Education Staff Professional of the Year!

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Healthy Schools November Newsletter

Healthy Schools November Newsletter in Spanish


 

Congratulations to our Davidson Robotics Teams!  They traveled to
Monticello, FL, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 to participate in a Pre-Qualifier
event for future Robotics competitions.  Two Davidson teams won top
honors in CORE Values and Best Overall Team.  We are Panther Proud!
See the article below for more information.

 

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Congratulations to Mrs. Angela Hritz, Teacher of the Year
for Davidson Middle School!
Pictured left to right:  Mr. Brock, Ms. Seegars, Mrs. Hritz, Mr. Sanders
We are Panther Proud!


Healthy Schools September Newsletter

Healthy Schools September Newsletter in Spanish


 

September 25 Newsletter


BUS DRIVERS NEEDED!!!!
Contact the transportation department at 689-7301.


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HOMEWORK HELP:  Mrs. Bryson, Room 209, and Mr. Guyton, Room 210,
will both be working  with students needing help with homework.  Homework Help
will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons, from 1:45 - 2:30.


 

SURVIVING MIDDLE SCHOOL:  Tips for Parents, HERE.


Link to Dress Code

 

School Meal Charge Guidelines

 

HOMEWORK HELP:

T-W-Th after school until 2:30 in room 209.
Students must have a ride here at 2:30.

 

LINKS

Jay Sanders, Principal

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


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


Phone:
683-7500
Fax:      
683-7523


School Hours:
7:00-1:40
Staff Hours:
6:45-2:15

 


Students arriving at school before 
6:45 should report to the cafeteria.


 

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Link to Volunteer Application

 Link to OCSD ClassLink

 

 

 

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