The 9th DH vs. Sigourney has been canceled for Thursday, July 9th. Even though the game is canceled, our boys will have an intra-squad scrimmage beginning at 10:00.
Week 7 is here! Do you love science and art? Well this week is just for you! Join us to combine Newton's First Law of Motion with painting to creat a fun and *messy* masterpiece! Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/201664533909156
We wanted to give a heads-up to our parents who will be attending tonight's softball game at Twin Cedars. They will be charging admission at the gate. $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Wow, I'm excited for Week 6! We are going to be diving into the world of photography. Using cyanotype paper, we are going to create and develop our own unique photographs! Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/201664533909156 We are also going to having a photography contest with the help of local photographer, Collyn Ware! There will be two categories: cyanotype and traditional. Each registered Take Home student can enter up to three photos total. Entries will be taken from 7/7 to 7/11. Winners will be announced 7/14. Enter your photos here: https://form.jotform.com/201815569087059
Tonight's Softball game at Lonetree has been canceled due to wet weather conditions.
The Boys Baseball Game that was scheduled for tonight in Fort Madison has been cancelled.
July 1st our Softball team will travel to Lone Tree to play at 5:30.
Due to the holiday, summer food meals for Friday, July 3 will be included with meal delivery on Thursday, July 2.
Davis County 2020 Graduation Ceremony will be broadcast on the Ottumwa Radio News Facebook page beginning at 2:00 pm. The ceremony will be recorded for later viewing as well.
Graduation will continue as planned for today with the ceremony beginning at 2:00 pm. Bleachers will open for guest seating at 12:00 pm. Please consider bringing a towel to dry your space if needed. Seniors are expedted to arrive at their assigned times. Thank you.
The school district will use NOAA for predicting adverse weather in the event of postponing graduation Sunday. The hourly graph provided by NOAA will be used to determine the weather conditions as accurately as it can be, knowing how difficult it can be to predict weather. A decision will be made by 10:00 am on Sunday. Thank you for understanding the sensitivity of the decision.
Seniors, it is important that you check the following link for specific instructions regarding the graduation ceremony on Sunday. Thank you. https://5il.co/hi1p
I CAN'T believe that we are halfway through the summer. We are ready for Week 5 of Tuesday Take Homes. This week, we are switching gears a little bit and diving into the world of music! Have you ever wanted to be an instrument creator? Well now is your chance! Click here to sign up - https://form.jotform.com/201664533909156
The 10:00 Baseball game vs. Sigourney has been cancelled for today due to wet field conditions.
The Davis County Community School Track and Football Stadium will be closed this week due to preparation for our graduation ceremony this weekend. Thank you.
Graduation Ceremony Details Hello Seniors! This Sunday we will hold our Class of 2020 Commencement at the DCHS Football Stadium at 2:00 pm. Please plan to dress comfortably and for the weather. You will be walking across grass as well as the track surface so wear comfortable shoes. When you arrive, please go to the visitor bleachers on the south side of the football field to get your flower, program, and line up. Please remember to bring your cap and gown! We ask that you arrive in a staggered fashion as follows to ensure social distancing: Last name beginning A-E arrive at 1:10 pm Last name beginning F-L arrive at 1:20 pm Last name beginning M-S arrive at 1:30 pm Last name beginning T-Z arrive at 1:40 pm Please be on time! Feel free to email Mrs. Donels with any questions. I'm excited to see you all on Sunday! Mrs. Donels
The Girls JV/V Softball game at Lone Tree has been cancelled for tonight.
DC Cheer Tryouts July 1st and July 2nd 8:00 am - 12:00pm Sign Up outside the High School Call or text Britt Bremer @ 641-208-7510 for more
There will be limited prime handicap seating in the stadium bleachers for the graduation ceremony. We will do our very best to accommodate any handicap overflow. Please email Caci Brus at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Donels email@example.com if you have guests that require handicap seating.
Class of 2020 Families, Ottumwa Radio Facebook will be live-streaming the graduation ceremony on June 28 for anyone that cannot attend.
Check out this fun project from The Iowa State Extension Service in Bloomfield. Did you know that soybeans are the strongman of the field? This week, we are going to test the strength of a crop field regular. Click this link to sign up! https://form.jotform.com/201664533909156
Seniors and Senior Families, The DCCSD School Board has determined that the 2020 graduation ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 28 in the football stadium. The ceremony will remain as traditional as possible, but will include maintaining social distancing of six feet between family units or any individuals that attend. Due to the requirements for social distancing, each graduate will be allowed to invite 4 guests to sit in designated areas in the stadium bleachers during the ceremony. Seniors, please make sure to arrive at the football stadium at 1:15 for additional guidance for the ceremony.
Davis County Back to School Resource Fair Pre-Registration Now Available! https://rb.gy/yhif00 The 2020 Davis County Back to School Resource Fair will be held as a drive-thru event this year on Tuesday, August 4th 5-7pm at the Davis County Fairgrounds Small Animal Building. In order to register your child(ren) for a backpack and school supplies, you will need to fill out a form via the provided registration link. *Make sure you fill out a form for each individual Davis County student K-6th grade that needs a backpack and/or school supplies. This will be open to the first 300 students; first come, first serve. No registrations will be accepted after June 26th. If you successfully filled out the form for your child(ren), you will pick up your student(s) supplies on Tuesday, August 4th @ the Davis County Fairgrounds in the small animal building from 5-7pm. Please follow the pick-up schedule below to ensure this flows well for all involved: · Parent/Guardian Last name A-J will pick up from 5pm - 6pm. · Parent/Guardian Last name K- Z will pick up from 6pm - 7pm. Thank you for your understanding on the change in event logistics for this year!
Our summer food program will continue serving meals through August! Meal pickup is 11:00AM - 12:30PM Monday - Friday at the high school. Delivery is also available. Please continue to use our hotline for meal updates and changes 664-1234.
BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Tonight’s baseball and softball parent meetings are going to be held online due to the rain. Please use the zoom link below to join the meeting tonight. The softball meeting begins at 5:30pm with baseball following at 6:30pm. The same link will be used for both meetings. Thank you! Join Zoom Meeting https://gpaea.zoom.us/j/97712075032?pwd=dFZsODlYdmUvQ3hHWDlqdWJoTVg3dz09 Meeting ID: 977 1207 5032 Password: 139016 Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
SENIORS- you may stop in at the high school Thursday or Friday of this week (May 28 & 29) between 10am and 2pm to pick up your banner that was hanging on the fence. You will also have the opportunity to pick up your diploma at this time.
ALL STAFF End of the Year "Reverse Parade" - The Staff at Davis County Community Schools would like to say one last "See Ya Later" to end the 2019-20 school year. Please come see us this Thursday May 28 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm for a "Reverse Parade" You can drive by using the map routes below. **The rain make-up date will be Friday May 29 from 6-7PM. Our High School Staff will be lined up on Locust st. and our Middle and Elementary Staff will be lined up on North street. Please see the maps for details of parade routes. A few things to remember: - Please stay in your vehicles while you drive by the staff for this parade - wave and cheer loudly!! - Feel free to have your student decorate the vehicle or make signs etc. with their names on them so we can identify them from the side of the street. - Feel free to cheer loudly at us as much as we will be cheering for you! - Safety of everyone involved is our top priority!! High School Staff Route and Line Up - https://5il.co/gpzw Middle and Elementary Route and Line Up - https://5il.co/gpzx
MIDDLE SCHOOL Girls Softball has been canceled for the 2020 season. This was not a local decision it was made at the state level.
A reminder this week, starting on Tuesday May 26 students and families will have an opportunity to collect their belongings and return any school-issued supplies and equipment. Middle and High school students will also clean out their lockers. Students should come on their designated day between 10:00AM and 2:00PM. On Tuesday, May 26 students with the last name beginning with A through E are scheduled, Wednesday, May 27, students with last name F - J, Thursday, May 28, students with last name K through Q, and Friday, May 29, students with last name R - Z are scheduled. More details and specific health and safety information can be found in your email. If you have any questions, please contact your building secretary or call our hotline at 664-2200 x.1234.
Davis County Student Item Pick-Up/Drop Off is scheduled for May 26 - 29. Click here for more information. https://5il.co/gcsp
Our food service program has served 22,615 lunches and 20,100 breakfast meals to date! A total of 42,715 meals in 9 weeks!!! Way to go! #DCstrong
Starting on Tuesday May 26, students/families will have the opportunity to collect their belongings, clean out their lockers (MS/HS only), and return school issued supplies/equipment. More details and specifics will be released next week. Tuesday, May 26, 10:00AM - 2:00PM, Students with last name A - E Wednesday, May 27, 10:00AM - 2:00PM, Students with last name F - J Thursday, May 28, 10:00AM - 2:00PM, Students with last name K - Q Friday, May 29, 10:00AM - 2:00PM, Students with last name R - Z
Our 2020 yearbook is shaping up to be pretty awesome! Here are a few ways DCHS students can get some more coverage in the yearbook: 1. After receiving several submissions, we have decided to dedicate a page in the book to prom attire! Please consider sharing a photo with Mrs. Mason of you all dolled up! Not just for juniors/seniors - ANYONE can submit a photo. 2. Our book will be going to print on July 1st and we want to be sure to celebrate our seniors! Try on your cap and/or gown and have a little senior photo shoot. 3. Have you had a birthday during our school closure? We'd love to see how you celebrated! We have a few photo entries already and would love to add to that. This year has definitely been a memorable one - thank you for your willingness to share your photos with us during the school closure. It has been extremely helpful. It's also great to see what our students have all been up to! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Congratulations to Davis County's South Central Conference Academic Award Winners! https://vimeo.com/416086321
Mrs. Byrd wants you to get your sidewalk chalk and share your creativity and imagination to decorate your world! What will your image look like? Will it be a design, animal, your favorite sport, your name in cool block letters? Maybe try your hand at creating a special message for the Class of 2020! Need some inspiration? Check out these links: https://www.gritsngrace.com/sidewalkchalkideasforkids/ https://www.pinterest.com/sollunagirl/chalk-the-walk/ #mustangsloveachallenge
Great news! Our Music Booster Fundraiser items will be delivered to the MS for pick up Monday, May 18th! We don't have the specific times yet because the fundraiser company coordinates with an outside trucking company. We will have more details and guidelines for social distancing when picking up items and delivering to customers when the date gets a little closer.
"Attention DCHS Community! This year's art show will be online. Have you taken an amazing photograph or created any amazing artwork? Has your student been staying creative and made something awesome? Share it with us! If you want your work displayed in the DCHS Virtual Art Show, please email Ms. Batterson (email@example.com) or Mrs. Ware (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the link to upload and share your art! Please submit or upload images of your artwork by Friday, May 8th. Public access to the Virtual Art Show will be posted on Wednesday, May 13th. More information can be found at the High School Resource page." Student Art Collage.jpg This following link is a doc that can be posted to the High School Resource Page. DCHS Art Show Info - Resource Page
The last day to buy high school yearbooks online is May 22nd. You can order at jostensyearbooks.com. You can also place your order directly through Mrs. Mason through May 28th. Unsure if you've ordered one? Please contact Mrs. Mason at email@example.com. This will be a school year to remember! Be sure to reserve your piece of history!
Attention Elementary and Middle School families! Lee's Photography will be in the Middle School "S" drive to hand out spring picture packets on Thursday, April 30 from 10:00AM - 1:00PM. If you ordered pictures, please drive through and pick up your packets during this time.
Mrs. Burchett wants to remind you that April is national poetry month. Find a creative way to share a poem you enjoy with others. It can be a favorite poem, a silly poem, or a poem you have written. You can recite it to your family at home, call to share it with a loved one or friend, share a link in the comments below, or create a video to post. Here is a link to a fun poem to get you started http://www.shelsilverstein.com/media/fun/images/PoetTree_1600x1200.jpg.1024x960_q85.jpg #Mustangsloveachallenge
During tonight's Light Up Iowa initiative, Mustang stadium lights will come alive at 8:20 (20:20 in military time) and glow for 20 minutes, 20 seconds – a connection to the 2020 lost spring sports season. Feel free to come by (in your car) and enjoy the show!
The High School Science Department wants to present a challenge to the high school science students! Using the Periodic Table: - You may look up a copy of the Periodic Table or use your own! - Create words from the symbols (example: Nitrogen gives you the letter N and Oxygen gives you the letter O, creating the word NO) - Create sentences from the created words - The symbols must stay in the appropriate letter case (upper versus lower). Refer to the periodic table for help. Your goal is to create as many words and sentences as possible. Provide a list of the words created as well as the sentences you formulated from your created words! Feel free to take a picture to share and show your work! #Mustangsloveachallenge
Davis County is one of several districts that has partnered with nonprofit companies across Iowa to make parts for face shields that are desperately needed by health care professionals. Mr. Brus has been working each day to make these parts which are then sent to Des Moines where the face shields are put together. Thanks for your hard work, Mr. Brus! #Mustangsloveachallenge
Music Booster Fundraiser Status: All order forms and money have been turned in at this point to our knowledge. The delivery is delayed at this point due to the school closure. The Boosters and directors will be working with the fundraising company and the school to establish a new delivery date when we have a safe location to distribute the items and can safely send students to peoples homes to deliver. We do not know that date yet. We will be making an announcement on the “Davis County High School Band” Facebook page, the school website and Facebook page, and an email to all of our students and parents that have provided the school an email. Thank you everyone for your patience. This is just one of many things that is up in the air at this time and we will work through it the best we can. Thank you to everyone for your support of the Music Boosters!
We want our Graduating Class of 2020 to know just how much your school and community loves you!! We want to thank McKane Wells for his amazing drone skills! We hope that you enjoy the pictures and the short video that he has prepared. https://youtu.be/f04LJHgKbEw #BETHELIGHT #DCSTRONG
Attention Elementary Parents - In an attempt to streamline our efforts to support voluntary learning at the PK and elementary level during the closure, teachers are developing some suggested weekly activities for our PK through 4th grade students. Please check out the new link with suggested weekly learning activities located on our DC School District Website. Elementary Resources - Suggested weekly activities by grade level! When you open that link you will find a folder for every grade level with suggested activities in all content areas that can be used to support your child’s continued learning anytime during the week. These plans will be updated on Monday of every week moving forward. You can also refer back to look at previous weekly plans. As always you can contact your child’s classroom teacher if you have any questions!
Seniors, Please know that we will continue to work on making graduation a special occasion. There will be more information posted soon. Check out the football stadium. The lights will be on every Friday evening from 8:00-8:20pm to honor the Class of 2020. Miss seeing you all!
In light of the incoming weather, there will be extra food distributed today. We will be sending meals for today (Thursday), tomorrow (Friday), and Backpack Buddies all in today's pick up/delivery. Our food service family is working hard to have it all ready to go! #DCstrong
Just a few quick reminders for you today... First, a reminder that the school closure has been extended through April 30. Second, we are continuing to offer meals Monday - Friday, available for pick up or delivery. Third, we have some options for families with no Internet access and/or no device for students to access educational resources. For more information on meals and technology, please visit our website and fill out the “School Closure Needs Assessment” in the News section or reach out to our hotline at 664-2200 ext.1234.
Fourth grade teachers accepted a challenge put forth by The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and now they want you to join the fun. Work with your family to put everyday items you have at home to new use as you recreate a classic painting. Post your pictures with #mustangsloveachallenge. Have fun and be safe!
Seniors and spring sports participants, please check your email for a survey from Mrs. Mason for the yearbook. Also, the yearbook staff would like to thank those who have shared photos and stories of high school students from over the break. We'd love to know what you've been up to! Please consider emailing photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to help us with our Corona-cation coverage!
The 2020 Homecoming date has been set for Friday, October 16th.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPzKuc-feaI Get up and move! Blast some music and lead your family (or your neighborhood) in an invigorating workout. Post your pictures in the comments below or on your own page using #Mustangsloveachallenge Move it Mustangs!
“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.” - Mason Cooley Lots of Mustangs have been catching up with some of their favorite books over the last couple of weeks. What’s your favorite place to read a little every day? Share your favorite place to snuggle up and enjoy a good book! #Mustangsloveachallenge
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” - Mr. Rogers Here are some of the helpers we found...Look for the helpers in your part of the world and write them a note or make them a picture to thank them. You can mail your picture, display it in a window or yard, or deliver it from a safe distance. Let’s be sure everyone knows how much we appreciate their help at this time! We would love to see pictures of the helpers you've found! Share using #mustangsloveachallenge
Thank you notes from some of our families! Reminder that you can still sign up and/or adjust your meal count and delivery options on our website (https://forms.gle/FaofJWZQF2FSSuFR6) or by calling 664-2200 x.1234. Note: The link is inactive from 9AM - 3PM daily so we can have accurate numbers for the meal count.
DC Families - Thanks for your patience as we work through our serving process. We are adjusting our pick up time for meals. Meals can be picked up from 11:00AM - 12:30PM. Thanks!
Davis County Community, We realize that today is the end of the 3rd quarter and due to school closure, we will not be issuing any grades or report cards by quarter for the remainder of the school year. Once school reopens, we will pick up educationally where we left off and issue Semester 2 grades at the end of the semester/school year for the middle and high school and end of the year report cards in the elementary. This means we will not issue either 3rd quarter or 4th quarter grades or report cards, only Semester 2 grades and end of the year report cards.
1,535 meals served in 4 days! 390 breakfasts served today! Our staff would like to thank our community for the welcoming smiles, encouraging words, and random acts of kindness this week! We really are "One School, One Community, One Goal... The Best That We Can Be!" #DCstrong
Our food service folks have been hard at work preparing food for our families! Just a reminder that meals can be picked up daily between 11:00AM - 1:00PM at the High School front door. If you have signed up to pick meals up and that will no longer work for you, please let us know and we would be happy to switch you to delivery! You may continue to sign up, if you haven’t already done so, by using this form: https://forms.gle/FaofJWZQF2FSSuFR6, going to our website, or by calling this number: 664-2200 x.1234.
The 2020 Visual Arts Day at Indian Hills has been canceled.
***Attention Spring Driver's Education Students*** Spring Driver's Education classes have been put on hold until our projected return date of April 14th. We will keep you updated as that date gets closer of what decisions will be made moving forward.
The High School Girls Track Apparel orders have come in today. We will have the orders placed on tables in the HS Commons beginning with your alphabetical last name. We will follow the same social distancing guidelines that have already been set up for students entering the buildings. 11:00-2:00 Wednesday-Last names beginning A-G. Thursday-Last names beginning H-O Friday-P-Z
****PLEASE SHARE***** Attention all Football Players and Band/Choir Members, any forms and money from your recent fundraisers MUST BE TURNED IN BY FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH!! You can bring those to Tish Johnson, who will be in the High School office and Penny Gregory, who will be in the Middle School office from 10:00-2:00 on Wednesday, March 18th, through Friday, March 20th.
Please read this entire message as there is a lot of important information. Davis County CSD has cancelled all classes and activities through Monday, April 13. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 14, pending further guidance from the State. While we will not require our students to do any school work during that time, we can offer resources to families who are interested in continued learning. Please stay tuned to the building pages on our website as resources will be posted soon. Additionally, Prom has been postponed. We are working on if and when it can be rescheduled. Please be responsible about contacting vendors you’ve made arrangements with regarding cancelling or delaying orders. If your Middle or High School student needs to pick up something essential from the school, you or your student may come 11:00AM - 2:00PM on your designated day. You will be buzzed in and must follow social distancing guidelines. On Wednesday, March 18 - Students whose last name begins with A-G may come get essentials. On Thursday, March 19 - Students whose last name begins with H-O may come get essentials. On Friday, March 20 - Students whose last name begins with P-Z may come get essentials If your Elementary student needs an essential item from school, please contact the elementary office. The school nurse will contact parents directly regarding medications. Please call 664-2200 x.1234 with any questions and we will answer as best we can.
Parents, students, and Music Booster Supporters, Mr. Cook spoke with the fundraising company the Music Booster are going through. We are going to collect the forms whenever we all return to school. Give your forms and the money you have collected to your parents to keep in a safe place that you won’t forget about if we don’t return to school for awhile. The people that purchased items from the fundraiser can be told that they will still receive their items, but it will be significantly later. It is all dependent on when we return. We will set up a new delivery date at that point. Thank you all for your understanding. We want to do our part in limiting virus exposure by not trying to arrange a form/money turn in date or delivery date in the middle of a pandemic. Contact any of us by school email if you have any questions or concerns regarding this. Thank you! Mr. and Mrs. Cook Mr. Gingerich
Davis County Schools will begin serving meals on Tuesday, March 17. You may pick up meals at our Drive Thru location at the High School 11:00AM - 1:00PM. If you have signed up for delivery, those meals will begin Tuesday as well and will be delivered betweeen 11:00AM - 2:00PM. Please help us by completing the form online if you have not already done so. https://forms.gle/FaofJWZQF2FSSuFR6
Davis County Schools are suspending classes indefinitely, pending new announcements from the Governor. To prepare for possible extended closure, we are collecting information from families to determine access to food and technology at home. Please help us by filling out this form in your email, on our website, or calling this number 664-2200 x.1234 so we might prepare for food pickup/delivery and access to online education. We appreciate your continued patience, understanding, and flexibility during this time of uncertainty. https://forms.gle/FaofJWZQF2FSSuFR6
In light of the Governor’s recommendation to close schools for the next four weeks, as of now, Davis County Schools are cancelling classes for Monday, March 16. No teachers or staff will report tomorrow. Administrators will meet so we can learn more from our state leaders and determine our next steps. As we learn more, we will communicate future plans as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please stay tuned as there will be more information to follow.
Come on down to the High School Commons Tuesday night to enjoy some great music performed by the Davis County Middle School and High School Jazz Bands. The Notes of Sweetness Concert will begin at 7 pm. Admission is $5 per person, with a $20 maximum per family. Desserts will be included with the price of admission! Hope to see you all there!
Mustang Pride Day for High School Students is set for Tuesday, April 14th with a rain date of Wednesday, April 22nd. Please call the high school office at 641-664-2200 ext 1132 if you would like a group of students to assist you with any projects!
Prom and all of its festivities will be on April 18th. This year’s promenade will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Prom will follow immediately after at the Mutchler Center and will go until 12 a.m.
To allow the county additional time to clear roads, Davis County Schools will be running on a two-hour delay schedule on Friday, February 14. Buses will run on regular routes.
Due to weather and road conditions, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Thursday, February 13.
Davis County Schools buses are back to running regular routes on Monday, February 3.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Thursday, January 30.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Wednesday, January 29.
Davis County Schools buses will be running on hard surfaces only on Tuesday, January 28.
Davis County Schools buses will be running on hard surfaces only on Monday, January 27.
Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Friday, January 24.
Davis County Schools will be running on a two-hour delay schedule on Friday, January 24. Buses will be running on hard surfaces only. A map of our hard surface routes can be found on our website.
Due to weather and road conditions, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Thursday, January 23.
Davis County Schools will be dismissing classes at 12:30 on Wednesday, January 22. Buses will be running on hard surfaces only before and after school. Please visit our website for a map of our hard surface routes.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Wednesday, January 22. A map of our hard surface routes can be found on our website.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Tuesday, January 21. Please visit our website for map of our hard surface routes.
Pekin has cancelled the girls basketball games for tonight due to their road and parking lot conditions. Also, the 9th grade boys basketball team will be traveling with the JV and Varsity basketball teams tonight to EBF. Games will begin at 5pm.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Monday, January 20. Please visit our website for map of our hard surface routes.
Davis County Schools have cancelled all events and activities for Saturday, January 18. Reminder that school will be in-session on Monday, January 20.
Davis County School have cancelled classes for Friday, January 17. All evening activities are cancelled. Activities for Saturday are yet to be determined. Stay tuned for more information.
Davis County Schools will be dismissing classes at 12:30 on Friday, January 17. Buses will be running on hard surfaces only, before and after school. All evening activities for Friday have been cancelled. Activities for Saturday are yet to be determined. Stay tuned for more information. For an updated map of our hard surface bus routes, please visit our website.
Due to hazardous road conditions in the northern portion of the county, Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only for the rest of this week - Thursday, January 16 and Friday, January 17. Please visit our website for an updated map of our hard surface bus routes.
Due to today's school cancellation (Wednesday, January 15), all practices and evening activities are cancelled for tonight. Additionally, school will now be in-session on Monday, January 20 as it is a planned school make-up day. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Wednesday, January 15 - Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for today due to hazardous road conditions.
Due to road conditions, Davis County Schools will be running on a two-hour delay schedule on Wednesday, January 15.
Davis County Schools will be returning to regular bus routes on Wednesday, January 15.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only, before and after school, on Tuesday, January 14. A map of our hard surface routes can be found on our website. Stay tuned for daily updates!
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only, before and after school, on Monday, January 13. A map of our hard surface routes can be found on our website. Classes will be running on time.
Friday, January 10 - Due to incoming weather, Davis County Schools will be dismissing classes at 1:00 today. All after school practices are voluntary. Activities schedule for Friday evening and Saturday are cancelled.
IMPORTANT CALENDAR CHANGE: Please note that the district Professional Development day scheduled for Monday, April 27 has been changed to Monday, April 20. We are making this change in order to provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to our high school students. As part of his 99-county Roots & Wings Tour, Simon Estes - world-renowned opera singer and Centerville, Iowa native -- will be working with students from Davis County High School and Van Buren High School. A concert at Davis County High School is planned for Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 pm. On Monday, April 27, Mr. Estes will spend time with high school students talking about his own experiences in overcoming poverty and racial discrimination.
Seniors, the yearbook needs your senior headshot by January 31st. Please email it directly to Mrs. Mason. It must be a vertical head/shoulders photo. No black/white photos will be accepted. Please also submit a baby picture (age 5 or younger). We can scan these photos if needed
Due to expected poor road conditions in the morning, tomorrow's professional development start time is being delayed until 9:00 AM. Please take your time and drive safe.
Due to lack of teams, the DCHS Ironman Volleyball Tournament is cancelled for tonight. We will reschedule for this event to happen in the spring!
Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) individual student results are being sent home today with students. Please be watching for these!
There will be a senior class photo in the gym on Wednesday, November 20th during Advisory period. Students will be dismissed from 4th hour at 11:15 and will receive their senior shirt prior to taking the photo. Contact Mrs. Mason if you have questions.
Monday, November 11, 2019, Davis County Schools will be running on a two-hour delay schedule today. All early morning activities are cancelled for today.
Dear Davis County Parents and Community, This morning the district went into what we call a “soft lockdown” and did not allow anyone to enter or leave the middle school and elementary buildings for about an hour. We took this precautionary measure because of a safety concern involving a threat made by a student yesterday who did not come to school this morning as expected. This student is now in the custody of the Bloomfield Police Department and no longer poses a threat. We have returned to our normal building safety posture which includes controlled access to the buildings. We will be working closely with the authorities to ensure this student will not pose a threat to the safety and well being of anyone at school in the future. Please know again that actions the district took this morning we’re precautionary and part of our Emergency Operations Plan designed to maximize efforts to ensure safety for our students, staff, and guests. Thank you to the Bloomfield Police Department for their quick response and cooperation in this matter. We will continue to be vigilant in our planning and emergency response efforts to support our number one priority of SAFETY. Please direct any questions you might have to the superintendent’s office. Sincerely, Dan Maeder, Superintendent
Davis County Schools will be running on a two-hour delay schedule today, Thursday, October 31. All early morning activities are cancelled for today.
The photography club meeting at the high school that was scheduled for after school today has been postponed due to potential weather conditions. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
The Jr. Optimists Club are selling Homecoming Mums! Due to the late notice, we only have 50 to sell - first come first serve!! They are $10 each. Email Michelle Grove at email@example.com, or call the high school office at 641-664-2200 ext 1132 to order yours today! They will be delivered Thursday afternoon to the high school, and distributed from there! Go Mustangs!!
Next week is Homecoming week! Below you will find this year's Homecoming Week schedule! Also, if you are looking to put a float in the parade this year, please contact Caci Brus in the high school office at 641-664-2200 ext 1132. Parade lineup will begin at 12:45 on Arkansas Ave, with the parade beginning at 1:30. Lineup is first come, first serve! Let's Go Mustangs! DCHS Homecoming Week October 6th – 13th This year’s theme is: Deck the Demons Monday, October 7th Dress Up Day: Marvel Day_(Superhero Day) Student Council Window Decorating on the square 9th Volleyball @ EBF 5:00 p.m. JV Football @ EBF 6 p.m. Swimming @ Ottumwa 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 8th Dress Up Day: Senior Citizen Day Cross Country @ Centerville 4:30 p.m. 9th, JV, V Volleyball @ Centerville 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 9th Dress Up Day: Decade Day Powder Puff Game 6 p.m. Mustang Stadium Mustang Games 6:45 p.m. Mustang Softball Field Bonfire 8:30 p.m in east gravel parking lot of the high school. Thursday, October 10th Dress Up Day: Career Day Homecoming Coronation 7 p.m. High School Gymnasium Friday, October 11th Dress Up Day: Mustang Pride Day 12:30 Dismissal for High School ONLY 1:30 Homecoming Parade Varsity Football HOME vs Albia 7 p.m. Homecoming Dance to follow game in HS cafeteria -12p.m. Saturday, September 12th 9th Volleyball @ Burlington 9 a.m. JV Volleyball @ Mediapolis 9 a.m. Varsity Volleyball @ HOME (Mutchler Center) 8:30 a.m. Sunday October 13th Student Downtown Window Clean-Up
Reminder: ALICE parent meeting tonight (Thursday, October 3) at 6:30PM in the Middle School Commons. All parents welcome!
There have been a couple of changes for the High School Homecoming festivities! The bonfire will be in the east gravel parking lot of the high school this year following the Mustang Games on Wednesday, October 9th! This will allow for less traveling, and hopefully more attendance! Also, we have added on a rescheduled cross country meet to Thursday, October 10th. This will mean we will push back the start time of the Homecoming Coronation from 7 to approximately 7:45 or 8 pm to allow all of those athletes to attend! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the High School office at 641-664-2200 ext 1132.
The parent meeting about ALICE training will not take place tomorrow (Monday) night. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 3 at 6:30PM in the Middle School Commons.
In an effort to help the city conserve energy due to recent power issues, the school will not be running air conditioners on Monday. Because of our effort and the high temperatures expected, Davis County Schools will be dismissing at 12:30 on Monday, September 30. Activity practices will be held immediately after school and activity buses will leave the middle school at 2:35 and the high school at 2:40pm. A decision for the JV football game tomorrow night has yet to be made. Please check our website and Facebook page as an update will be made as soon as possible.
eRegistration is now open for the 2019-2020 school year! Please login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal to complete registration. If you would like assistance or have any questions about registration, please attend Registration Day on Monday, August 5, 2019 11:00AM - 7:00PM in the High School Media Center. We will have computers available and staff ready to help!
Davis County Hospital, DC Public Health, DC School District, and various community organizations are excited to share we are hosting the Davis County Back to School event again this year. It will take place on Tuesday, August 6th from 5-7pm at the Mutchler Center. At the Back to School Resource Fair event, we provide K – 6th grade aged children in Davis County, with a school bag and supplies needed to start the school year. There will also be immunization information, haircuts, free shoes, a free meal and much, much more! This event will introduce parents and children to a wide range of education, health and social services. All Davis County children (ages K-6th grade), are encouraged to participate in this event.
The back-ordered Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough orders are in. Coach Anderson will be at the Middle School Wednesday, June 12th and Thursday, June 13th from 4:30-5:00 for you to come and pick those up. Thank you for your patience!!
Davis County Schools will have a two hour delay on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 due to road closures caused by heavy rain.
The 2019 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Davis County High School Gymnasium.
Davis County Community School District and Van Buren County Community School District has a shared position vacancy for the 2019-2020 school year: Social Worker: Shared Full-time position between Davis County CSD and Van Buren County CSD, MSW Preferred from accredited college or university, Experience working with children/adolescents and families, Iowa School Social Work Endorsement or Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE) Statement of Professional Recognition, Valid Driver's license required, Competitive Salary and Benefit Package To apply, please submit an application through: www.teachiowa.gov (Job 54093) Deadline: Until Filled
MS Spring Music Concerts are Thursday, April 25th in the middle school gym 5th Grade Band: 5:45pm 6th Grade Band and Chorus: 6:15pm 7-8 Chorus, Band, and Jazz Band: 7pm
The Davis County Music Boosters is currently holding their annual pizza fundraiser to raise money to help ensure that the school has everything they need to support a quality music education for our DC kids. You may purchase items from any 5-12 band student, or 7-12 choir student. Order forms are due Tuesday, March 26th. Thank you for your support!
Tonight is the DCHS/DCMS 5th-12th grade Band Concert and Soup Supper. Please join us from 5:00-6:30 for our soup supper with the concert beginning at 7:00. Cost is $5.00 for all you can eat soup and desserts.
Due to impending weather, Davis County Schools will be running on a two-hour delay schedule and Hard Surface Routes only on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Please visit our website for our Hard Surface Routes Map.
Friday, February 15, 2019 Davis County Schools will be running buses on regular routes and school will be on time!
Davis County Schools will run buses on Hard Surface Routes only for Thursday, February 14, 2019. Here is a link to our Hard Surface Routes map https://5il.co/6f6x.
There will be a Baseball Parent/Player meeting on Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30 in the DCHS Commons. The meeting is to discuss going to St. Louis in June 2019. The meeting is for 8th-12th students who will be playing baseball this year.
The bowling meet scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed one more day. It is now scheduled for Thursday, February 14th at 12:00 p.m. in Muscatine.
Tonight's 1st Round of Boys Basketball scheduled to play in Albia at 6:30 is now rescheduled to Wednesday, February 13th. Other activities that we have going on for Wednesday, Feb. 13th are: 1A Bowling, Muscatine, IA-Bowlers leaving at 5:45 am. HS/MS SEIBA Honor Band, Iowa City, IA-Students leaving at 9:15 am. Costa Rica Trip Meeting-5:30 pm, HS Library. We have so many good things going on at Davis County Schools despite what mother nature throws at us!! The good news is that ALL of this winter weather will be out of here come May!!!
Davis County Schools will run buses on Hard Surface Routes only for Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Here is a link to our Hard Surface Routes map https://5il.co/6f6x.
Due to weather, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
Well...Mother Nature is hitting us again!! The 1st Round of District Boys Basketball scheduled to play in Albia, has been postponed until Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 pm.
Davis County Schools will run buses on Hard Surface Routes only for Monday, February 11, 2019. Here is a link to our Hard Surface Routes map https://5il.co/6f6x.
Tonight's Boys BB game is being played as scheduled. Action will start at 6:00 pm at New Sharon High School.
Due to weather and poor road conditions, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Friday, February 8, 2019. A decision on activities will be made tomorrow (Friday).
Due to weather, Davis County Elementary Math Nights for 1st Grade and 3rd Grade have been cancelled.
Due to weather, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for today, Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Davis County Schools will have a two-hour delay and run buses on Hard Surface Routes only for Thursday, February 7, 2019. Here is a link to our Hard Surface Routes map https://5il.co/6f6x, please note it has been recently updated.
Preschool Family Night for tonight, Wednesday, February 6, 2019 has been cancelled.
Due to weather conditions, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
Due to predicted weather, Davis County Schools will be dismissing classes at 1:00 today, Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Dear Parents and Guardians, Davis County High School would like to inform you that while we have sufficient heat in all second floor classrooms and in the cafeteria at the high school, we are currently experiencing difficulty with the first floor classroom heat. We have had intermittent heating issues within the last cold spell that has been experienced. Until now the heat levels in the high school were acceptable. The building is operated by two separate heating systems, and the one supplying heat to the first floor classrooms is not working properly. A licensed technician from Trane u.s. Inc, our heating and cooling company, will be here first thing in the morning to repair the system, if not yet this evening. Adjustments have been made to move all first floor classes to spaces in our building that are being properly heated. Despite the change in location, there should be no disruption in the learning or the learning environment. We will continue to monitor the situation, and the progress that Trane is making on the repair throughout the morning. If you have questions, please call the high school office at 641-664-2200.
Attention Senior Parents! You can still purchase a recognition ad in the 2019 yearbook.This is a great way to share a special message and your favorite photos of your senior. Ad design and payment are done completely online through jostensadservice.com. The deadline has been extended to February 8th. Contact yearbook adviser Brooke Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
At tonight's game the Rah Rah Rookies will provide us with half-time entertainment during the girl's varsity game. Rah Rah's please be at the gym by 6:00 pm, remember to wear your pink t-shirt.
Tonight's scheduled Boys/Girls BB games against Albia are still on! Come out and support your local mustang with action beginning at 5:00pm.
Due to extreme temperatures, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Thursday, January 31.
Davis County Schools will have no after school and evening activities on Tuesday, January 29. Wednesday, January 30, classes are cancelled and building facilities are closed. Thursday, January 31, classes will be running on a two-hour delay schedule.
Due to poor road conditions, Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surface routes only all week; Tuesday, January 29 through Friday, February 1. Here is the link to our Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25. Here is the link to our Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y.
The campus visits to ISU and Simpson College have been canceled for Thursday, January 24. We WILL reschedule this trip for a later date.
Due to weather, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for today, Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
Davis County Schools will have a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Buses will still run on hard surfaces only.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Here is the link to our Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y.
**The HS- G/B BB Game vs. Albia has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 31st, beginning at 5:00. **The MS-Wrestling meet vs. Ottumwa for tonight has been cancelled. **There will be a MS-BBB Game vs. Sigourney Friday, January 25th. (This was rescheduled from 1.15.19)
The Girls/Boys Basketball games vs. Albia have been cancelled for Tuesday, January 22nd.
Are you interested in becoming a substitute teacher? Great Prairie AEA is offering a certification course in Albia. The course will meet 3 consecutive Saturdays, beginning February 16. Iowa law allows an individual who holds a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution to substitute in grades K-12 for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. An individual who holds a Para educator certificate and completes this course is authorized to substitute only in the special education classroom in which the individual Para educator is employed. Use this link #160422 GP - Substitute Authorization Grades Pk-12 https://tinyurl.com/yatweoum to find more information or to register.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Here is the link to our Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Monday, January 21, 2019. Here is the link to our Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y.
All activities have been cancelled and district facilities will be closed Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19.
**Update** Saturday, January 19th--The Winter Indoor Color Guard Competition has been cancelled.
**Update** Saturday, January 19th--Bowling vs. Fairfield has just been cancelled. That meet has been rescheduled for Friday, February 1st at 1:30.
Friday, January 18th--No activities. Friday, January 18th--No Practices. Saturday, January 19th--Cancelled are the following: District Large Group Speech (Rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 21 at 4:00 pm @ Ottumwa HS.) SIEBA Honor Band Pine Box Derby Race No practices Saturday. All school facilities will be closed. Here is what is still happening and we will keep you updated of any changes as soon as we get them. Color Guard Competition Bowling vs. Fairfield
Due to the impending weather conditions and for the safety of our students, Davis County Schools will be dismissing classes at 1:00 today, Friday, January 18, 2019.
Dear Davis County, Please know we decided to cancel school today instead delaying because weather and road conditions would not improve enough in time to run buses this morning. NOAA weather reports show that temperatures will improve enough this afternoon to allow us to host the high school bowling meet and high school basketball games this evening as scheduled. We will also allow high school programs to practice if they chose to do so, but will not require students to attend if they or their parents are not comfortable being on the roads. All middle school events and practices however are cancelled today. Sincerely, Dan Maeder, Superintendent
Due to dangerous road conditions, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for today, Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only again on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Here is the link to our Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only for tomorrow, Monday, January 14, 2019. Here is the link to our Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y.
Attention Senior Parents! You can now purchase a recognition ad in the 2019 yearbook.This is a great way to share a special message and your favorite photos of your senior. Ad design and payment are done completely online through jostensadservice.com. There is limited space and the deadline is February 1st. Contact yearbook adviser Brooke Mason at email@example.com if you have any questions.
DCHS Student Council Toy Drive! Bring in new or gently used toys to the big red stockings in the lunch room. The toys will be given to DCES Kindergartners. This is also a class competition, for a sweet treat before break!
Due to weather conditions, Davis County Schools will have a two-hour delay today, Friday, November 30.
Davis County buses will return to regular routes and regular times tomorrow, Thursday November 29.
Davis County will be running on hard surface routes only tomorrow, Wednesday November 28. This is due to the extreme amount of snowfall in many areas throughout the district. We understand the difficulty this decision places on many families and thank you for your patience and understanding that helps us ensure safe travel for all students to and from school. Sincerely, Dan Maeder, Superintendent Here is the link for the updated Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y
Davis County will be running on hard surface routes only tomorrow, Tuesday November 27. This is due to the extreme amount of snowfall in many areas throughout the district. We understand the difficulty this decision places on many families and thank you for your patience and understanding that helps us ensure safe travel for all students to and from school. Sincerely, Dan Maeder, Superintendent
Davis County professional development scheduled for tomorrow, November 26, will be postponed and rescheduled for a future date to be determined.
Join us for Winter Meet the Mustangs this Friday, November 16th, sponsored by the DC Athletic Club! Starting at 5:30 we will be having a $5 meal sponsored by the Cattleman's Association! Introduction of Winter sports teams will begin at 6:30 and include: 7th - 12th Boys & Girls Basketball, 7th - 12th Wrestling, Bowling, Color Guard, Band and Cheerleaders!
Davis County CSD is seeking substitute teachers, bus monitors, and associates. If interested, please pick up an application packet at the Central Office.
The 7th/8th Football game against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont has been cancelled for tonight.
Because of predicted weather for tomorrow, the SCC Cross Country meet has been rescheduled to Thursday, Oct. 11 at Clarke of Osceola.
The MS and HS Band will not be participating in the Kahoka Parade today. New load time is now 2:45. More than likely, it will be an indoor show tonight.
Because of weather, tonight's Football game at Albia has been moved up to 6:00 pm. FB boys will pull out at 3:30.
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