Davison Community Schools
|Davison Community Schools|
|Motto||Where Futures Begin|
|Grades||Pre-K through 12|
|Asst. Superintendent(s)||Kevin Brown|
|Students and staff|
|Athletic conference||Saginaw Valley League|
|District mascot||The Cardinal|
Davison Community Schools is a public school district located in Genesee County, MI. The district is nationally accredited through AdvancED. In addition, Davison Community Schools serves grades PK-12 among nine buildings and is a part of the Genesee Intermediate School District as well as Saginaw Valley League for athletics.
- 1 Board of Education
- 2 Davison High School
- 3 Davison Alternative High School
- 4 Davison Middle School
- 5 Hahn Intermediate
- 6 Central Elementary
- 7 Gates Elementary
- 8 Hill Elementary
- 9 Siple Elementary
- 10 Thomson Elementary
- 11 Athletics
- 12 DTV
- 13 References
Board of Education
The Davison Community Schools' Board of Education consists of seven members that serve four-year terms. Elections for these positions are held each May and no more than two positions are open at one time. The board is responsible for handling a budget worth close to $45,000,000, 700 full-time & part-time employees, as well as planning and programming curriculum for its 5,500 students.
Board of Education members
Davison High School
Davison High School is home to the district's 9th though 12th grade students. The school has been recognized both statewide and nationally for its DECA and DTV broadcasting program. The high school offers many clubs and programs that include National Honor Society, Student Council, Business Professionals of America, Key Club, Common Ground, SADD, Drama, and many more. The average ACT score is 21.3
The school's mission statement is: It is the mission of Davison High School to effectively educate every student by creating a student centered institution that has a reputation for exemplary academics, exhibits shared core values, promotes cultural diversity, and provides equal access to technology as it cultivates life skills that transcend all areas of a student’s life.
|Julie Malenich||Assistant Principal|
|Jerry Piger||Assistant Principal|
|Dave Beamer||Athletic Director|
|Debbie Alderson||Secretary to the Principal|
|Ann Brand||Secretary to Sue Kenkel|
|Debbie Alderson||Secretary to Jerry Piger|
|Cheri Steinkraus||Attendance Secretary|
Davison Alternative High School
Davison Alternative High School serves students who are at risk of not graduating from a normal high school. The program at DAE runs on trimesters as opposed to four periods allowing students to regain credits that they may have lost not completing courses in a regular program.
The building that houses 150 students was renovated during the summer of 2009 which added windows and updated technology throughout the building. The renovation cost the district $1.42 million.
|Tammi Brandes||Secretary to Principal|
Davison Middle School
Davison Middle School or DMS is Davison Community Schools' home to seventh and eighth graders. The school offers programs such as band, orchestra, choir, theater, athletics, and many other clubs.
The school was renovated in 2004 adding additional classrooms to the west side of the building and updating technology throughout the building.
Hahn Intermediate is the district's newest building. Completed in 1998 the building now houses all of the district's fifth and sixth grade students. Students are able to start taking music classes while in fifth grade and are also able to participate in physical education and art courses.
The school's gymnasium is used every year for the Davison Expo which showcases the best of Davison businesses and activities.
|Verle Gilbert||Assistant Principal|
|Janice LaLonde||Secretary to Principal|
Central Elementary is the district's oldest building having once served as the district's high school. Today the building houses some of the district's first and fourth graders. The building also houses the district's school nurse, psychologist, social worker, and therapist. The school received a multimillion-dollar renovation completed in April 2015, thanks to an $11.9M bond.
|Anne McDonald||Secretary to Principal|
Gates Elementary houses first through fourth graders for students living in the southern part of the district.
|Kellynn Bruns||Secretary to Principal|
Hill Elementary is a kindergarten through fourth grade school located near the center of the city. It also used to be the only school in the district that operates on an eleven-month schedule (year around) with breaks scattered throughout the year. Now however all of the schools run on a year round schedule.
|Ranee Ratliff||Secretary to Principal|
Siple Elementary sits on the northern boundary of Davison Community Schools and serves grades first through fourth.
The school is known throughout the district for its Super Science Day which is held annually. The program introduces elementary students to some of the basic elementary elements of science.
|Anne McDonald||Secretary to Principal|
Thomson Elementary is the only building in the district to offer both kindergarten and junior first grade.
Students at the school have been recipients for several years of free bike helmets that are given away in an effort to promote bicycle safety.
|Anna Wojciechowski||Secretary to Principal|
|Dave Beamer||Athletic Director|
|Richard MacLachlan||Middle School Athletic Coordinator|
DTV is Davison Community Schools' Education station that is located inside of Davison High School. DTV is run by the students of the DTV class offered at Davison High School, it is supervised by Randy Scott. The channel is aired locally on Charter Communications' channel 99 and has recently started streaming programs on MHSAA.tv.
In January 2010 DTV released its special news production A Rx for Trouble. The program highlighted the dangers of prescription drug abuse in conjunction with the district's prescription drug task force. The video has been used at schools across the state of Michigan to highlight the dangers of prescription drug abuse as it tells the true story of how one student who experimented with prescription drugs was expelled from the district for experimenting just one time.
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- "2011 Michigan High School and College Broadcast Awards". Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
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- "Sports". Davison Community Schools. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
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- "Videos Seen on DTV". MHSAA.TV. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
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