June 23, 2014

Grade 8 Graduation Details

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Mandatory rehearsal for all graduates
  • 6:00 p.m. Graduates must be in their assigned rooms
  • 6:00p.m. Doors open for guests with tickets
  • Event is sold out! No more tickets available.
  • 6:30 p.m. Ceremony begins
  • 8:00 p.m. Reception for graduates and guests on front lawn
  • 8:30 p.m. Dance begins for all WGD graduates — pizza dinner provided
  • 10:00 p.m. Dance ends — parents please pick up or arrange pick up for your graduate

A Day in the Park

A Day at the Riverside Park

When: June 25, 2014

Who: All Grade 7 Students

What: Co-operative Games and Team Building

For Full Schedule Please Click Here: Riverside letter

Davis Year End Activities Days

June 3, 2014

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014  - Rotation of Activities, with a special sale at the Tuck Shop

  • Students will rotate through a variety of teacher driven activities that will focus on character and community development

 Thursday, June 19th, 2014

  • AM – Career Carousel – Students will listen to presentations about various jobs available for their possible career

  • Special sale at the Tuck Shop for lunch

  • PM – Motivational Speaker – Bruce Nicholson – Speaking about the Pressures placed on Kids

 Friday, June 20th, 2014

  • School trip to Bingemans – Students will spend the day at the Bingemans Water Park

  • Please return permission form and money ($20.00) by June 11th.  (Grade 7 to Mrs. Strome, Grade 8 to Mrs. Morwood)

Parents please be note that these are regularly scheduled school days and attendance is expected.

 Any questions, please call the Main Office (519-653-2384).


Davis’s very own SCHOOL OF ROCK will be preforming live and in concert on June 13th

7:00 PM in the Gymnasium

All community members welcome!

Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Grade 6 Orientation Package

May 23, 2014

The Razorback Spirit is starting early with our incoming families. William G. Davis was proud to welcome over 500 parents and students to the Grade 6 Orientation Night.  We look forward to seeing all our new students when they visit with their classroom teachers on June 11.

Please find the handouts below:

Recommended Supply List

Communication Survey For Parents & Guardians

May 16, 2014

In order to help us better understand our parent/guardian preferences for receiving information, an on-line survey has been created to gather input on ways to improve communication, streamline processes and reduce the use of paper within school communities. This initiative is in alignment with the continued work of engagement and communication within the Waterloo Region District School Board.

This survey can be accessed through a link called “WRDSB Communication Survey” found on the Waterloo Region District School Board website at:

The survey will open on May 15th and will close on June 5th. All parents/guardians of Waterloo Region District School Board students are requested to complete this short survey at their earliest convenience. Responses to the surveys are anonymous and confidential.

Thank you for helping us understand your preferences for receiving information.

Fall 2014 Transportation Information

Transportation details will be available on August 21, 2014. Parents and students will be able to login and view their transportation details for the next school year.

  • Please Note: any address changes need to be done through your school. If you are moving this summer or change your sitter arrangements for the fall, you should communicate the change of address to your child school before the end of the 2013-2014 school year.
  • Find your transportation details by visiting
      • and click on Student Login
  • To login you will have to enter the following information:
  • Ontario Education Number (from report card)
  • Student’s birthdate (day, month, year)
  • Street Number (street # from student’s home address)
  • School (select school from the drop down
  • Since most JK students will not have an OEN number prior to September, STSWR will be sending a direct mail out to the families of Junior Kindergarten students that will be transported next year. Senior Kindergarten students will receive a postcard with Student Login Information. Letters and Postcards will be mailed out during the week of August 15th.

A direct mail out will also be sent in August to the families with special needs students that will be transported in September.

Gr 8 Graduation

May 14, 2014

Graduation will be held on Wednesday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m. at Wm. G. Davis School. Graduating students are requested to be at the school at 6:00 p.m. Guests may also enter the building at this time through the front doors. The ceremony will continue until 8:00 p.m. Students and their families will then have an opportunity to socialize and take pictures following the ceremony. A dance will be held from 8:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. While there is no charge for tickets, we are asking for $10.00 from each graduating student to cover the cost of the pizza, pop, and dance. This dance will be for graduating students only. Parents are requested to make arrangements to collect their children at 10:00 p.m.

Graduation Tickets (Click here for ticket order form.  This form was sent home in hardcopy with all Gr 8 students)

Safe Caring Inclusive School Survey

May 2, 2014

Parents and Guardians,

Please read the information in the letter below and take our take our Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools Survey!

SCIS parent letter

or via a link posted on the school’s website


Lang’s Mental Heath Fair

On Thursday, May 8, 2014, students will be participating in a Mental Health Awareness fair, as part of the Physical Health & Education Program.    This learning event is scheduled during National Mental Health week.

Over the course of the day, students will be supervised in walking to Lang’s Farm Community Centre, at 1145 Concession Road.   Lang’s is a neighbourhood-based organization that provides a range of health, social, educational and recreational programs and services.  Lang’s is the host organization of the Fair, which has been planned jointly with William G Davis, St. Michael and St. Joseph schools.


Mental Health Fair 2014 (Click here for more information)

Yearbooks! Get your Yearbook!

Yearbook Sales!!!

Students can pre- order yearbooks beginning May 8th.  The cost is $15.00 (cash only). Sales will run until Friday, May 23rd. Bring money to Mrs. Strome (rm 105) at the beginning of the first nutrition break!!

The yearbook this year is bigger, better and full colour!

Don’t miss out and get yours today!!

Rock & Roll Literacy with Sigmund

April 28, 2014

Davis Presents

Rock and Roll Literacy with Sigmund Brouwer

Author of The Seven Series and Orca Sports

May 15

Sigmund uses music and humor to show students how to embrace reading and writing, the skills that are crucial to reaching for your dreams.

Sigmund Brouwer (Click here for more information)

SigmundBrouwer2 (Click here for more information)

‘Checkout’ Sigmund’s extensive list of books with Mrs. Nussli in the Library.

Day With a Difference

Day With A Difference is a one-day conference for girls in grade 7 and 8. It is an exciting day filled with hands-on workshops by female presenters from careers based in science, math and technology.
Saturday May 3, 2014 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Conestoga College Cambridge Campus 850 Fountain St. Cambridge, ON (click here for more information)

Dancefest At WGD

April 25, 2014

Dancefest is a celebration of dance, where schools from all over Cambridge come together to showcase three months of hard work! This year Davis is proud to host the 2014 CAMBRIDGE DANCEFEST. Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00pm.  Doors open at 6:15

WGD Global Issues Group will be selling popcorn and water with proceeds supporting Free the Children and building a school for children in Nicaragua.


Nutrition For Learning Fundraiser

At William G. Davis, we offer a Nutrition for Learning Program for students that come to school without breakfast or lunch to sustain them an entire school day. Over 50 students at our school take part in this program each day.

Students coming to school hungry don’t perform well in the classroom, have difficulty concentrating, less alert and are often lethargic.

In an effort to raise funds for our program (and encourage Spring-like weather!), we are collaborating with Just Perennials to subsidize the cost of providing food to run our program. One gallon perennials will be sold for $8 each, 2 for $15, or 3 for $20. Cash payments are due with order.

Order Forms were sent home with students on Monday, April 28th.

Cash orders will also be taken at our Spring Concert on May 1.

Just Perennials Parent Letter (click here for more info.)