DMS Academic Vocabulary
We have completed introducing new school-wide academic vocabulary for the 2012-13 school year. The remainder of the year will be spent reinforcing this year's academic vocabulary.
Parent School Tours:
Thank you to all parents who were able to attend our 2012-13 school tours. They will resume in the Fall of 2013.
5th grade shadow days:
All slots for our 2012-13 5th grade Shadow Days have been filled. Shadow days will resume in the Fall of 2013.
PTA email List
School Safety Plan
Davidson's School Safety Plan is available here .
Mission and Goals
May 2: English Language Arts CST exam
May 7: Math CST exam
May 9: Math CST exam
May 10: Civil War Day
May 14: 6th Grade Field trip
May 15: Honors/Award Assembly
May 17: School to Work Day (8th Grade)
May 21 Choir and Orchestra Concert / Art and Technology Showcase
May 22: Band Concert / Art and Technology Showcase
May 27 Memorial Day - No School.
Honor Roll Assembly May 15
Honor Roll Assemblies:
6th grade: 9:30
7th grade: 10:30
In order to qualify, your student’s GPA must fall into one of these categories:
Academic Honor Roll: 3.00-3.89
We look forward to seeing you!
Cancelled: How Media Can Affect Your Kids' Body Image and Self-Esteem workshop 5/23
The "How Media Can Affect Your Kids' Body Image and Self-Esteem" workshop has been cancelled
BELL Summer Program at Davidson Middle School June 24, thru July 26, 2013 (No school July 4th & 5th) 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Attention Families of Summer Scholars:
BELL and San Rafael City Schools will be having the middle school academic and enrichment program at Davidson Middle School again this summer. This program is for 5th-8th graders. We will be open to the first 140 students, so it is imperative you get your applications turned into the front office at DMS, Shalom Kimble in the LEAP office or to Mr. Kordick in room 52 by May 17th.
We will be having language arts and math classes from 8:30-11:30, Lunch 11:30-12:00, Enrichment classes from 12:00-2:30. These enrichment classes may include art, computer comics, music, sports, and drama.
Busing will be available to and from program. Breakfast and lunch will be served. We will be going on two field trips over the five-week program.
Any questions please contact Tom Kordick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Environmental leadership academy July 15-26, 2013
Students: Do you like getting out in the hills, exploring nature and working in gardens? Would you like to relax and let go of stress? If you said yes, the Teen Environmental Leadership Academy (TELA) is for you! TELA is a two week summer program for middle and high school students who want to make a difference. The Academy will meet from 9 to 3:30 Monday through Friday July 15-26.
The cost is $35.00 for two weeks, lunch included. Interview required for admission. For more information, and to apply: www.greensangha.org/tela/
DMS Principal Dr. Harriet MacLean awarded National Leadership Award
Davidson Principal Dr. Harriet MacLean was awarded the American Association of School Administrators’ 2013 Women in School Leadership Award. The Women in School Leadership Award recognizes the exceptional leadership of active, front-line female administrators who are making a difference in the lives of students every day.
See the press release for more details
Districtwide Safety Measure Update
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Tragedy, San Rafael City Schools has taken steps to review and revise safety procedures which are already in place. You can read the superintendent's message here en aqui .
Safe Routes to Schools Survey information
For the past two years, Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) has surveyed families at San Rafael City Schools about how students get to school. The results of the latest survey along with last year's survey is at this link:
We would like to boost Davidson's amount of green trips (walking, biking, bus and carpool) and reduce single family car trips by this spring. A reasonable goal would be anything from 1% to 5% change. Participation in Safe Routes to Schools activities such as the spring contest and regular Walk and Roll to School Day will help to boost our numbers. We also encourage those people who already take green trips at least once a week to add just one more day!
DMS Makes Biggest Test Score Increase of All Public Middle Schools in Marin County
Congratulations to the DMS Community for posting the biggest gains of all public middle schools in Marin County. In addition, we far exceeded our internal goals for growth in multiple subgroup areas. Great job Davidson!
To see details about our growth over the past 4 years,
DMS Unity Week in the News!
As part of our Unity Week activities, our Tuesday "No One Eats Alone" lunch sponsored by the organization "Beyond Differences" was covered by multiple news outlets. Check it out!
Recognizing Our Classified Support Staff
Celebrate Classified Employees Week ! Classified support staff provide those services that support student learning in every position they hold. Our schools would be unable to function without these invaluable members of our staff. In ... Continue
Cancelled: How Media Can Affect Your Kids' Body Image and Self-Esteem 5/23
The How Media Can Affect Your Kids' Body Image and Self-Esteem on 5/23 has been cancelled Continue
BELL SUMMER PROGRAM AT DAVIDSON MIDDLE SCHOOL JUNE 24, THRU JULY 26, 2013 (NO SCHOOL JULY 4TH & 5TH) 8:30 AM-2:30 PM
Attention Families of Summer Scholars: BELL and San Rafael City Schools will be having the middle school academic and enrichment program at Davidson Middle School again this summer. T his program is for 5 th -8 th graders. We will be o... Continue
Daily Bulletin for 5/23/13