Final Montreal Parent Meeting

April 9, 2014

If your student is attending the Montreal trip, please join us for an important Parent Information Night on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the gymnasium. There will be a brief presentation, a question and answer period, and a parent package distributed. Please link below  for details!

Montreal May Meeting

 

Gr 8 Youth Symposium

April 8, 2014

The Grade 8 students of WGD have won the Youth Symposium lottery and will be attending this event on April 8, 2014.  Please visit the following links to view the speakers list and the students’ timetable for the day of the event.

2014 YS Timetable

2014 Youth Sympoium Booklet


 

Preston High School Hosts – Experience Technology Workshops

Experience Technology is a series of workshops for grade 7 and 8 students aimed at providing students and their parents with a hands on experiences in high school shops.  Workshops will introduce students and their parents to a variety of technical skills and equipment that they may otherwise not have access to.  The workshops will cover a variety of topics from computers to home repair including electrical, welding and fabrication and vehicle service.  Preston High School’s Technological Studies staff and local industry will present the workshops.  Any grade 7 or 8 students accompanied by an adult are welcome.

April 15th

  • Bird Houses
  • Participants will build a birdhouse that they can take home

April 29th

  • Programming the Arduino
  • Arduino is an electronic micro-controller that can be programmed to control other devices
  • Participants will learn about the Arduino and basic programming
  • Previous participants will be able to take on more complex programming tasks

May 13th

  • Armature Puppets and Animation
  • Participants will create their own armature puppet and use it to learn how to create an animation

For more information or register use the following links:

http://teachers.wrdsb.ca/quosaim/experience-technology/

http://goo.gl/m/72ub1

 

Summer High School Prep & Reach Ahead Courses

March 21, 2014

Looking for an opportunity to have your student brush up on their numeracy or literacy skills?  Summer High School Prep Courses are your answer.  These courses are geared towards grade 7 and 8 students who are achieving less than 70% in either math or language and would like to consolidate their skills to move towards greater achievement.  For more information please contact the school for registration packages before April 25th.

Reach Ahead Summer School Brochure

Gr 7 & 8 High School Prep Brochure

Grade 8 HSP Parent Letter

Gr 7 HSP Parent Letter

Summer Camp Opportunities

March 5, 2014

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!! Olympia Sports Camp in Huntsville, Ontario is offering three sessions of “The Total Volleyball Camp Experience” that provides pathways to performance potential. They offer a wide variety of other sessions as well, including basketball, mural art, hip hop, laser tag, gymnastics, and many more! For more information please go to their website www.olympiasportscamp.com to register online.

Join Lang’s Farm Basketball Clinic

Basketball clinic 2014

Divergent Movie Excursion

February 25, 2014

Classes across the Davis School community have been studying various, themes and media techniques that are used in literature, advertising, graphic texts and film.  On March 21 all students are invited to participate in a culminating task that includes the viewing of the film Divergent based on the series by Veronica Roth.

Tickets, including transportation,  can be purchased at the school for $8.00.  Forms and money must be received by March 6.

Divergent Parent Letter

Montreal Fundraising Opportunity

For those Grade 7 and 8 students travelling to Montreal in June, please see the attached information in regards to raising money to apply to a declining balance model.

Montreal Fundraising

Babysitting Course

February 18, 2014

Babysitting Course At Lang’s Farm

Facilitated by St. Johns Ambulance

Wednesday March 12, 2014

8:30am-4:30pm

Langs – 1145 Concession Rd, Cambridge, ON

Pre-registration is required – $25.00

Please contact Jill McArthur – Community Youth Worker to register – 519.653.1263 ext 365

Please bring a lunch and wear comfortable clothing

Imagine Peace Art Card Sale

February 11, 2014

Images of Peace

Provincial Report Card

February 10, 2014

The First Term Provincial Report Cards were sent home today!

Razorbacks, remember to reflect on “Your Best Work” & “Goals For Improvement” on the 3rd page and return them to your advisor teacher with a parent or guardian signature.

Parents and Guardians, please take the time to review these reflections with your students as they prepare for success in second term.  For those wishing an interview we ask that you phone the school and leave a message with our Elementary Head Secretary.  The teachers will schedule your choice of a face-to-face meeting or phone interview.

 

Gr 8 High School Course Selection

Grade 8 Transition Packages:

Grade 8 transition packages were sent home February 10, 2014 in preparation for high school course selection on February 18 and 19.  This package contains information that will open discussion with students about future career plans and high school courses needed to achieve these ambitions.

Preston Course Selection:

  1. On Tuesday, February 18th and Wednesday, February 19th, all grade 8 homerooms will be visiting the computer lab with Ms. James and Mrs. Bell for an entire period to choose their courses online for grade 9. Students will walk through this process called Secondary Online Course Requests (SOCR).
  2. Two copies of the course selection sheet will be printed in the computer lab. Both copies go home; one is for parent’s records and the other needs to come back signed, along with any changes parents would like to make.
  3. ALL STUDENTS from every grade 8 homeroom class will go to the computer lab even if they are applying to a magnet program, going to a Catholic High School, or moving for the 2014-2015 school year.
  4. Teacher recommendations for applied or academic courses will be done online by the teachers. These recommendations appear when the students are in the computer lab doing their course selections and on the print outs sent home for parent signature.
  5. Students who have applied to Magnet Programs will receive notification of acceptance by March 1st.  These students will fill out paper copies of the course selection form in event that they do NOT gain acceptance to their Magnet program and will attend their home high school.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. James or Mrs. Bell through the Main Office. (519) 653-2384


Follow Davis on Twitter

February 6, 2014

For all the latest news and updates follow Davis on Twitter

@WG_Davis

Red Maple Reading is Here

February 4, 2014

Choose The Next Award Winning Canadian Author 

Students are busy reading the 10 books short listed for the Ontario School Library Association’s Red Maple Award. Students who read at least 5 of the 10 titles are able to vote for their favourite book when voting takes place across the province towards the end of April. What makes this award unique is that the winner is chosen by the students!

Be sure to check out our Red Maple Student Reviews in the right sidebar or visit. http://wgd.wrdsb.ca/red-maple/

Library News (click here for more details about the Read Maple Award Program)

Girls’ Basketball Season Has Started

January 27, 2014

Go Razorbacks!  Wooo PIG Sooie!

Thursday, Jan 23  Davis Away game against Doon

Tuesday, Jan 28  Davis Home game against Woodland

Thursday, Jan 30  Davis Home game against Hespler

Tuesday, Feb 4  Davis Home game against Doon

Thursday, Feb 6  Davis Away game against Woodland

Tuesday, Feb 11  Davis Away game against Hespler

Come out and support our Team.