Davis is a certified AVID school. The AVID Program is a Kindergarten through twelfth grade program that prepares students in academics for four-year college eligibility. It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement gap. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.
College and Career day
Davis host a college and career day every year. Parents and community members are invited to come and share information about their careers and their college experience. Middle school and high school students from Garland ISD also share information about their experience as an AVID student. Lastly, our Davis students present career and college facts about careers and colleges they have learned about throughout the school year
School programs & activities
Our librarian, Mrs. Saldana, hosts two book fairs a school year. These book fairs are held in our library and offer all students a wide range of titles for every level and interest. The book fairs last a week and all students and parents are invited to come. Book fair is open before school and during school.
Davis' field day is held in May. It is a fun filled day of indoor and outdoor activities such as obstacles, games, bounce houses, etc. It is hosted by our physical education department and is held rain or shine.
A variety of field trips are planned and scheduled for each grade level throughout the school year. Students have visited museums, aquariums, zoos, the Arboretum, and high school plays just to name a few excursions.
Canned Food drive
Each fall, we hold a month long food drive to help stock the food pantry for a charity in need. We build a huge mountain of canned and boxed foods in the front lobby which makes it fun as the students watch it grow.
Jump Rope for Heart
This event is sponsored by the American Heart Association. During P.E., the students learn jump rope skills and how to take care of their heart.
Red Ribbon week
During this week long event, Davis has a variety of activities that are aimed at raising awareness on the benefits of preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, and to promote a drug-free lifestyle for students.
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Our kindergarten through fifth-grade students participate in the STEAM challenge every year. Every grade level is assigned a different challenge. Some of the challenges have been building a car that powers with a rubberband, building a rollercoaster, and building bridges. The educational framework for STEAM is for all types of learners with the goal of being more engaging and naturally successful. Students compete at school and district level.