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!
What will the city of the future look like to you?" 4th and 5th grade students are working with community partner, Arts for Learning Connecticut, envisioning the New Haven of the future. Each week students are working with visual artists, Jennifer Rae Cherrington and Gerald Moore, or spoken word artists, Versatile Poetiq, and Carol Glynn, to think about their place in the city as people and how it might be designed in the future. Here students are creating a sculpture and discussing the future of New Haven.
We are very proud to announce our Honor Roll Students for the first quarter. Congratulations to all of our students for working hard!
Distinguished Davis Honors:
Third Grade: Alice Hoak, Caden Stanley, Hudson Zentz
Fourth Grade: Rocio Hogan Perez, Alejandra Reyes, Justin Rosario, Amelia Tamborra Walton
Fifth Grade: Ayoub Abdelfadel, Torre Battaglia, Cassandra Clermont, Isabella Klostreich, Elissa Matthews, Jayona Salmond, Maya Tindill
Sixth Grade: Graysen Byrnes, Stephanie Cabrera Dominguez, Damion Guess, Isabel Karjanis, Jeanelle Prosper, Sophia Rivkin, Hannah Rutherford, Mackenzie Snelgrove, Jannat Zouhad
Seventh Grade: Adrienne Clermont
Eighth Grade: Elena Hogan Perez, Koen Schweiger
Davis High Honors:
Third Grade: Dwayne Babb
Fourth Grade: Otman Elkharraz, Matthias Klostreich, Mack Nelson
Fifth Grade: Liliana Figueroa, Madison Gauvin, Jenna Gentile, Barrington Parker, Jaden Sexton, Inaya Tatman
Sixth Grade: Aminata Cisse, Giavanna Civitello, Munachimso Nwadukwe, Tamia Robinson
Seventh Grade: Keira Mulvihill
Eighth Grade: Raymond Morales
Third Grade: Yusuf Boualem, Makayla Boullie, Ramiah Brooks, Eric Brown, Paschalle Clarke, Jayliana Cruz, Victoria Cumbicos Solano, Kwasi Danso, Shante Davis, Julinet Dejesus, Kailyn Drullard, Tiyana Edwards, Nivi Forbes, Nia Jackson, Taylor Jordan, Edward Joyner, Evan Lennon, Camryn McCarthy, Sanai MCcoy. Savannah McNeil, Roman Morales, Andreana Nawfal, Kosisoahukwu Nwadukwe, Jamar Perkins, Amy Portillo Rojas, Aedan Richards, Anthony Richards, Skyla Rosa, Antasia Sledge, Jordyn Snelgrove, Isabella Thames, Zahir Uqdah Jennings, Ty Wilson
Fourth Grade: Ryan Arauco, Terran Brookshire, Ella Campion, Jaden Davis, Ashanti Francis, Knala Frizzelle, Logan Gentile, Emory Grate, Samira Huckaby, Alonna Jowers, Lillian Lee, Tavon Long, Casey Mulvihill, Taneyah Murphy, Kayla Pressey, Micah Pullen, Scarletrose Tripp, Jayla Witherspoon
Fifth Grade: Aniya Avery, Autumn Boullie, Sydney Bryant, Samuel Cardenas, De'ron Dickerson, Audreay Fitzgerald, Tatiana Gaither, Korey Hobby, Niara Rodriguez, Alysha Sewell, Catalina Smernoff, Aaron Steed, Ali'jah Steed, D'andre Thompson
Sixth Grade: Amine Boualem, Dallas Bouttry, Giovanni Destefanis, Omari Givens, Deyaneh Greene, Eric Jones, Ronald Manning, Tanirah Murphy, Juan Reyes, Jazmyn Washington, Lundyn Williams
Seventh Grade: Leila Ayers, Nasiyah Dixon, Mina Giergis, Caiynin Gore, Taylor Hammond, Sage Hampton, Moira Mackinnon, Janaiea Morrison, Lareija Osumah, Priya Sasidharan, Jazz Solomon, Sophia Tindill, Paris Whitaker
Eighth Grade: Angelina Barrett, Brianna Chancio Reid, Robyn Davis, Nora Hill, Shania Jackson, Alissa Jones, Areile Jowers, Jonisha Mitchell, Olivia O'Connor, Lajeair-Mu Osumah, Norah Rome
Pre-School through Grade 5 students heralded their favorite books throughout the Westville community during their Annual Awesome Autumn Authors Walk today. Students, toting colorful posters and adorned in storybook character headgear, showcased their top literary picks along Fountain, Plant, and Anthony Streets, and Whalley Avenue. If you heard rhythmic drums and catchy chants along the way, it was the Davis Street drummers, beating the band for engaging literature!
It's Pink Day here at Davis! Staff and Students were encouraged to wear pink and donate $1. All proceeds from this event benefit the Lisa Anzel Memorial Book Nook located in our own Davis Street Library. Mrs. Lisa Anzel was a beloved first grade teacher at Davis who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2009.
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is once again offering a FREE concert to all K-12 families, parents, teachers, students, and school staff members.
Check out the great things happening at Davis Street School!