LAYTON — Astronomy Camp for teachers was held June 14-17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp was specifically for professional development for current Davis School District teachers. The camp was split between Farmington Junior High (150 S. 200 W.) and Northridge High School (2430 N. 400 W.).
Elem. schools host summer education
CLEARFIELD — Hill Field, Layton, Doxey, and South Clearfield Elementary Schools are participating in summer school. Hours vary depending on location. For more information, contact each school: Hill Field, 801-402-2350; Layton, 801-402-3500; Doxey, 801-402-2250; South Clearfield, 801-402-2500.
Graduates celebrate new beginning
DAVIS COUNTY — In graduation ceremonies last Thursday and Friday, 4,188 students graduated from Davis School District schools. Parents, grandparents and other family members and friends gathered in the Dee Events Center, Bountiful Regional Center and Northridge High School to celebrate the milestone with the Class of 2010.
Eight high schools and three adult education programs held graduation ceremonies. Northridge High School Principal John Haning joked that the senior class will be missed, but school was going to have to continue without them next year.
Other speakers urged students to remember lessons learned in high school as they move on to the next phase of their lives.
In the past, the Davis School District has been recognized as having the top graduating percentage in the nation. This year, Davis School District superintendent Bryan W. Bowles announced that just more than $28 million was given to Davis School District students in scholarships.
In a board meeting on Tuesday, Bowles and other board members said they were impressed with this year’s graduating class.
“These students know where they’re going,” said Davis School Board member Kathie Dalton.
Bowles announced that Harvard, MIT, Arizona State, and more have accepted students from the district. Dalton also said that a large percentage of students will be attending Weber State University.
While the district graduated close to 4,200 students, new students are constantly entering the district. Davis is welcoming 960 for the 2010-11 school year.
DSD May newsletter available online
DAVIS COUNTY — The May edition of the district's Uniquely Davis newsletter is now available online in a pdf format.
In this month's edition one can read about a familiar substitute teacher, the value of teacher grants and more. To access the May 2010 newsletter, please visit www.davis.k12.ut.us.
Along with the newsletter is a video about E.G. King Elementary's chess tournament. Visit www.davis.k12.ut.us to view the video.