Students in Grades 8-12 had the opportunity to enter the African American Arts and Writing Competition sponsored annually by Connecticut People’s World Committee.
8th grade art major students at Davis Academy created original artwork depicting how voter suppression has kept people of color from voting. Davis students won all 3 prizes this year.
The winners are:
1st Place with a $100.00 gift card: Stephanie Cabrera
2nd Place with a $50.00 gift card: Aminata Cisse
3rd Place with a $25.00 gift card: (tie between) Dallas Bouttrey and Giavanna Civitello.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Davis Academy for Arts and Design Innovation is in our third year of a MSAP grant focused on inquiry and creating interdisciplinary curriculum. Our Eighth grade students have designed and refined their own rockets, as part of a collaborative unit between science and math called “To Infinity and Beyond”. Over the past several weeks students studied Space Exploration, Astronomy, and rocket design in science and linear relationships of an astronaut’s oxygen tank, and plotting equations on the coordinate plane to design a rocket in math. After testing the students re-designed their rockets using their flight experience from the launch. We appreciate the dedication and creativity of our excellent teachers, Mr. Erickson (Science) and Mr. Wentworth(Math). Student Jermaine Sheppherd reports, “I thought it was fun to see how math and science came together. I really liked testing the rockets outside. The math was hard but it was worth it. The building stage followed testing and refining made me think about what actual engineers have to go through. That they have to start over and over, slowly getting better.”
Davis art students in grade 6 and grade 7 created some holiday cheer for the patients at "The Willows" nursing facility in Woodbridge, CT.
Grade 6 students created watercolor snowflake designs using pencil, sharpie, and a watercolor wash.
Grade 7 students created winter landscape designs using bleeding tissue paper, Modge Podge, and watercolors.
The artwork was presented as a community gift which is displayed at the facility for all to enjoy.
EBT Card ProgramComplimentary general admission is available for Connecticut and Rhode Island SNAP EBT benefit cardholders and up to three (3) guests. Children 2 and under are free. Four (4) additional guest tickets may be purchased for $5.00 each.
This select group of 6-8th grade students attended with me today. During this visit the students were able to talk one-on-one with Dr. Birks about topics such as the strengths of New Haven Public Schools, the areas of growth, and what they would do if they were superintendent of New Haven Public Schools. Our students enjoyed our morning and being able to meet with and discuss these topics with other schools and students in the district.
As part of a global studies initiative, in affiliation with Yale's Gilder-Lehrman Center for Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Mrs. Mullins' Room 204 Shining Stars are working with South African instructors Mam Mary Khuduge and her students to learn more about one another's culture and past histories. Students across continents have been inspired to dig deeper into one another's cultures. They are working on team projects and sharing all they learn with one another. Pictured in the videoclip, our third graders have learned the significance of the South African National Anthem and have mastered singing the first stanza in isiZulu, a language that was once banned in South Africa during the country's Apartheid era. They were elated to receive a response from their South African cohorts, who [featured here] responded in English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, and Portuguese.
Davis Academy teachers showing their support for the Elm City Dream Team, a coalition of New Haven Public Schools’ staff members, students, friends and families. Money raised from t-shirt sales goes for the Autism Services and Resources Connecticut (ASRC) Walk for Autism. The walk is held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford.
Davis Academy's student council organized a very successful Thanksgiving food drive. We are thankful for all of our students and teachers who donated!
NEWS 8 coverage of our centennial celebration!
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Second grade has been busy learning about the life cycle of a monarch butterfly! Students had the opportunity to care for and observe the physical changes from a caterpillar to a butterfly. This week, our butterflies hatched from their chrysalis became beautiful butterflies that we have released into our garden. We released about 30 butterflies!
Congratulations to Alejandra Reyes and Rocio Hogan-Perez who were among the 48 winners from across Connecticut to be winners in the CHET Dream Big essay competition. Both students from Mrs. Brunson's class won a financial contribution to a college savings accounts. CHET received 3,000 entries. What an amazing achievement.
During the 2016-2017 school year, the art department worked with Debe Sham, a Yale Fellow from China on a project called "New Haven Green and i". Students in grade 1 were asked to brainstorm with students in grade 6 to build a miniature prototype of a structure that would benefit the people of New Haven. Selected prototypes were then displayed on the New Haven Green for all to enjoy. Upon Debe's return to China, Burger Collection sponsored her to do a solo exhibition in Hong Kong and to publish a booklet about "New Haven Green & i 2017." This work is now being featured on the Asia Art Pacific in Issue 107 Mar/April 2018 and features some of our talented Davis Street School students.
Read the article here: http://insideburgercollection.org/?p=674
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/Burger-Collection-158947712511/
Today the school was filled with holiday cheer as students across all grade levels participated in the Sights & Sounds of the Season Holiday Extravaganza! From art work that represented Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas, to all of the outstanding performances, it was truly wonderful. Please enjoy some pictures from the day!
Select Choir students grades 2-8 went to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Show in NYC on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Following the performance, they dined at Ellen's Stardust diner which features singing waitstaff. The dancing Rockettes, the orchestra, and singers were amazing. The digital backdrop and sets, as well as the 3-D scenes were impressive!
Check out the great things happening at Davis Street School!