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
Student Council members represent the student body of A.R. Davis Elementary school and must be responsible, hard-working and of good character. The Student Council demonstrates leadership by organizing and completing many activities on campus (campus and community service projects, etc.). Being a part of Student Leadership helps promote leadership skills in areas such as team building, public speaking, time management, meeting skills, budgeting, and conflict resolution. This is also the time when decisions are made that impact the students of A.R. Davis.
Director: Mr. Snelson
Running Team is a once a week after school fitness activity for qualifying 2nd and 3rd graders coached by Mrs. Easley. Students participate in a variety of fitness games and challenges with a focus on skill building running techniques.
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.
Box Tops for Education is a program that is sponsored by General Mills and helps our school earn cash for books and technology equipment, just to name a few. We appreciate parents, grandparents, and friends clipping their box tops and sending them to the gymnasium.
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.
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.
The aim of HERO week is to increase student awareness of respecting classmates and exemplifying good citizenship, while focusing on the prevention of bullying in schools and communities. Davis has many activities during that week that encourage self-confidence and respectful behavior towards others.
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.