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Bulletin, Thursday, January 26, 2017


Davis Senior High School

                                          Daily Bulletin                                                

Thursday, January 26, 2017


THIS DAY IN HISTORY:  1905 - The Cullinan diamond now known as the “First Star of Africa” at 3,106.75 carats, was found by Captain Wells at the Premier Mine near Pretoria, South Africa. This is the world’s largest diamond found to date. 


LUNCH CHOICES: Steak Tacos w/Chimichurri and Sour Cream on Corn Tortillas w/Black Bean, Corn and Cilantro Lime Salad, Chicken Parmesan Sandwich w/Pesto Pasta, Yakisoba Noodles w/Chicken Teriyaki and Vegetables


TODAY:  Seniors: It is not too late to order graduation announcements! Our Herff Jones representative will be here today at lunchtime. 


Do you like debating international topics?  Come join Model UN on Thursdays in P-25, Mr. Haws’ room.  We will be going over important information for the upcoming Berkeley MUN Conference, so make sure you come if you are interested in attending!


ATHLETICS: Snowboard Team Slalom race @ Alpine Meadows          dismissal: all day 

Ski Team Giant Slalom race @ Sugar Bowl                                           dismissal:  all day

Boys Soccer @ Monterey Trail – 3:30V-5:00JV                                     dismissal: 1:30V

Girls Soccer vs Monterey Trail – 3:30V-5:00JV                                     dismissal: 2:00V


DHS Spring sports are starting soon! Reminder that an Athletic Clearance Card is needed in order to participate in conditioning and tryouts. Bring your completed sports physical packet to the DHS Athletic Office during school hours or on Tuesday, January 31 from 6-8pm in the North Gym lobby. If you played a Fall or Winter sport, a copy of the clearance card is needed for your spring sport also. Questions? Call DHS Athletics at 757-5400 x125.


It’s not too late to join the 2017 Track and Field team.  If you are interested in joining, but you missed the informational meeting, there will be a makeup meeting in room L-25 during lunch on Wednesday, 2/1


9th-12th grade girls interested in trying out for Girls Lacrosse this spring should contact Head Coach Jenn Morris: jennmorris22@gmail.com prior to tryouts.  Tryouts begin February 6th.  All players must have completed physical packet on file with the Athletic Office to participate.


Girls in grades 9-12:  Interested in Badminton this Spring? Preseason conditioning will be every Monday and Tuesday 4:10pm at DHS. Meet outside of the weight room. You must have received your athletic clearance card from the DHS Athletics Office prior to any participation. Season begins in early February. Questions? Email Coach Brown at tyjzori03@yahoo.com  


Want to join Blue Devil Swimming? Season starts February 6th! No experience necessary.  Any 9-12th graders can join. Join us on Thursday, January 26 at 7pm in the DHS library for the pre-season parent/athlete meeting. Questions? Email bluedevilswimming@gmail.com or visit the team website davishighschoolswimming.com


Interested in playing Boys Volleyball this spring? Join us at preseason lifting and conditioning currently underway on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4pm at the DHS weight room.  Bring your Athletics Clearance Card.  Tryouts will begin Feb 6th. Questions? Contact Coach Liz at liz.serrahsu@gmail.com


ACADEMICS: Any student wishing to take AP Art Studio during 2017-18 must turn in a portfolio to any Art Teacher on Wednesday, February 18th.  Please check in A-1 for further information.


PSAT scores: Students can pick up their PSAT scores during lunch at the Career Center.


Are you looking for a quiet place to study? Need to use a computer?  If you answered yes to these questions, come to the Internet Afterhours program at DHS Library.  We are open every Monday through Thursday from 5:00-7:15 pm.  All DJUSD students and their families are welcome.


AP exams are available for purchase in the Webstore now!  $98 per test.  Online and in-person sales: now until 2/28 @ https://BlueDevilOnlineStore.myschoolcentral.com.  In-Person: DHS lunch time only at the Finance Office outside window.  If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact your counselor. 


Are you a Latino student wanting to earn a college degree?  If so, you should attend the annual Steps to College Fair to learn about college opportunities and financial aid available to Latino students. The event will take place on Saturday, February 4 from 8:00 - 3:00 at the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento.  Come to the Career Center for more information.


Are you interested in biology?  If so, you may want to take the USABO Open Exam in February.  The USABO Open Exam is a 50-minute multiple-choice exam available to all high school students.  It focuses on animal and plant anatomy and physiology, cell biology. Genetics and evolution.  Students who qualify could represent the United States in international competition.  Contact dhsusabo@gmail.com for more information.


OPPORTUNITIES/EVENTS/MISCELLANEOUS:  Congratulations to the following Davis Idol Finalists: Maddy Lemmo, Andrea Pincilotti, Shybria Roberts, Simone Gamble, Wesley Romer, Abhi Vemulapati, Jasmine Svoboda, Megan Abanat, Cinna Dale, Amy Fang and Lauren Duan. Come to Saturday’s show to see them perform and find out who the two winners will be!


Blue Devil Pride Week (BDP) is coming up! This week full of school spirit kicks off this Friday, January 27th with BlueOut Spirit Day and the Women’s Break the Record Night Basketball game vs. Elkgrove @ 6:00 pm.  The week continues into Saturday with boys’ soccer vs. Jesuit @ Capital Christian.  Monday – Prep Day, wear your preppie clothes to the girls’ basketball game vs. St. Francis, Tuesday – Jersey Day – Wrestling Match at 5:00 pm, Wednesday is Workout Wednesday and t-shirt wearing lunchtime activity, Thursday is BLACKOUT! Blackout women’s soccer game @ 5:00 pm, Friday is WHITEOUT! Boys Break the Record Night Basketball game @ 7:00 pm, North Gym.  For your weather report, next week will be cloudy with a chance of Blue Devil Spirit!


Friday, January 27th is the last day to pre-order your yearbook! All pre-ordered yearbooks are $100.  Make sure to visit the Blue Devil Online Store to place your order.  There will be a limited amount of yearbooks after the pre-sale deadline.


JUNIORS:  The Rotary Club is sponsoring Camp Venture for juniors, an all-expense paid training and motivational summer camp for juniors interested in pursuing a career in business, particularly as entrepreneurs.  The camp will be held at CSU Maritime Academy in June.  The deadline to apply is February 17.  Come to the Career Center for an application.


JUNIORS:  Would you like to participate in Rotary Club’s all-expense paid Camp Royal youth leadership camp this summer?  This leadership-training camp for juniors is filled with information, ideas and strategies that will help you become a more effective leader. The deadline to apply is February 17.  Come to the Career Center for an application.


The DHS PTA presents a Gap Year Fair Tuesday 2/28/17 for students to learn more about gap-year options. The fair will run from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., with speakers presenting in the theater from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. and the fair is taking place in the multipurpose room from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free but space is limited. Pre-register for free at www.eventbrite.com.Visit usagapyearfairs.org/fairs for more information.


It's College Tour time!  The City of Davis is offering its annual So-Cal Safari College Tour trip for high school students.  Colleges on the tour are UC Santa Cruz, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, and USC.  The trip will take place March 27-30.  Cost is $515, which includes transportation, college tours, breakfast, dinner and hotels.  Come to the Career Center for more information. 


Applications are now available for the annual UC COSMOS four-week summer program for students in grades 8-12.  Students live on a UC campus, attend classes and labs and work with renowned researchers to explore STEM-related fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Come to the Career Center for more information.

SENIORS:  This is the time of year to apply for financial aid to help you pay for college!  To be considered for federal and state financial aid, you must apply by March 2. Come to the Career Center for information about the financial aid process.


Juniors interested in learning what it’s like to be an FBI agent can now apply for the FBI’s spring 2017 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy on Friday, April 7 at the Sacramento FBI headquarters.  Students will participate in hands-on activities and hear presentations on terrorism, cyber, public corruption, polygraphs, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of an FBI office.  Come to the Career Center for more information.


CLUBS:  Come to Interact this Friday, January 27 at lunch in Room L-28.  We will be talking about our UC Davis mentorship and reading buddies.  Join Interact to make an impact!


Want to come volunteer hours and help out your community?  Come to the Book Access Club in L-28 on Wednesday at lunchtime.


Ahn-yong-ha-sey-oh! In Korean, that means “hello!”  Do you want the opportunity to experience a life-altering cultural exchange trip to our sister city of Sangju, South Korea?  Then come check out Davis Cultural Exchange Club in P-14 on Tuesdays at lunch!


Like to write?  Want to talk to other people who like to write, discuss books and poetry as well as eat yummy food?   Come to the Creative Writing Club on Mondays during lunch in L-28.


Hey Key Clubbers, current and future! We are having registration for new members (please bring $6) during lunch from now until 1/31/17.  Current members, don’t forget to turn in your hours sheets too! We hope to see you at our table in front of S-12!


Attention NHS members: there will be an NHS meeting next Monday, January 30th.  The meeting can count for the first or second semester.  We will talk about general information, community service events and registration details.  Hope to see you there!




1/28       Davis Idol Finals 7:00 pm Brunelle Theater

1/30       Elections Assembly – Assembly Schedule

1/30       Blue Devil Pride Week

1/30       White Out Boys Basketball 7:00 pm North Gym

2/2         9th Grade Parent Night for incoming 10th Grade students                     7:00 pm Brunelle Theater

2/3         Quarter 3 Progress Period ends

2/3         Spring Dance 7:00 South Gym

2/9         Catalina Parent/Student pre-Trip Meeting 6:30 pm Library

2/10       Friendship Day

2/11       Jazz Choir Cabaret 6:00 Emerson JHS

2/12       Jazz Choir Cabaret 6:00 Emerson JHS

2/16       Orchestra Outreach Concert 10:00 am & 12:00 noon,                            Brunelle Theater

2/17       Academic Center Awards

2/18       Cabaret Concert Version – Jazz Choir 7:00 pm, Brunelle                     Theater

2/23       Open House at DHS!

2/28       Gap Year Fair 6:00 – 8:30 Vet’s Memorial

3/2         Secondary Articulation – Early Release



Posted by: Christine Treece Potts Published:1/25/17
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