Schools are amazing places full of opportunities. Davis High is the place to have a positive impact and to make memories. As Davis High School continues to serve the incredible people of this community, now is a perfect time to reflect on the traditions and the people that have made this school such a great place. It is also an opportune time to reflect on the positive mark that we will make as we begin this school year together. This year we have the unique opportunity to more fully look at ourselves in the mirror as we engage in a thoughtful "self-study" process through re-accreditation. Accreditation is an independent review by an outside visiting team. The visiting team will look at the things we are doing and will determine if the educational programs at Davis High School meet standards of excellence. We recognize we can never waiver from our pursuit of academic excellence. It is part of our DNA at Davis High School. Our school must continue to serve as a vehicle where excellence can be achieved through talents developed in the arts, in athletics, and through serving in clubs. Regardless of our pursuits, the common theme throughout is the term, “excellence”. A wise man once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”. This is precisely what makes Davis High School so special and unique. Excellence is a habit that has been in place at Davis High School for more than 105 years. No matter what your interests or your purpose, “excellence” is what sets Davis High School apart from the ordinary. “Excellence” is what we strive for. It has always been our goal.
This coming school year our student body officers have chosen the theme, “Go for the Gold!”. It is an Olympic-related theme (and the Summer Olympics do take place during the Summer of 2020 in Tokyo, Japan). However, the thought behind their chosen theme revolves around the idea that Darts are confident in their own ability to achieve excellence in all things; and are bold and resilient in the face of challenges while being compassionate in times of need. This year a new group of students will join several generations of “Darts” in the pursuit of excellence as we strive to make those who have gone before us proud. “Go for the Gold!” will be our mantra. The rich traditions of Davis High School will be our standard. At Davis High School it is our mission to educate and to inspire. As educators at Davis High School we are committed to providing a first-class experience to all of our students, and this experience will sustain our students as a foundation for their future. As the leadership team at Davis High School we recognize the precious worth and potential of each individual student. We desire to offer a world-class education to all. We encourage our students to take full advantage of the rigorous academic opportunities that Davis High School offers. We also hope that both our students and our parents will be highly involved, engaged in service, and making our community and our world a better place. We encourage you all to dream, and to pursue those dreams to the fullest.
Davis High is a unique school because of the people. It is the students, the parents, and the educators who make Davis High School a truly magical place. We are grateful to those who have set the example. We look to the traditions and the culture that are in place as a springboard for our future success. Today is our day to write a new chapter in the proud book of history that is Davis High. Rest assured, we will “Go for the Gold!”!