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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