Character matters at Davidson Day School. Each academic quarter, the lower school presents the Student of Character Award to two students in each grade. Recipients are selected for consistently embodying the traits of the Lower School Patriot Pledge: to be honest, courageous, respectful, compassionate, and safe.
Every action a student chooses reflects that student's character and values. Each academic quarter, the middle school honors a student in each grade for an act of character, a time when the student took action and displayed a character trait in line with the Middle School Patriot Pledge, to show compassion and respect, to be a leader and a role model, and to give 100 percent.
Each academic quarter, the upper school honors a student of character in each grade. Such an honor recognizes those students who exhibit character traits in line with the Upper School Patriot Pledge, not to lie, cheat, steal, or plagiarize; nor to tolerate the dishonorable behavior of others.
In late September, 7th and 8th grade artists from Ms. Tiffani Thomas’ class visited the Van Every/Smith Art Galleries at Davidson College. The visit was in coordination with an assignment where the students were asked to research a specific art movement and the artists/ artwork associated with that movement.
15 Davidson Day students traveled to the Belize Valley Archaeological Research Project at Cahal Pech from July 22 to August 5, 2018, the thirteenth such research project through the American Foreign Academic Research (AFAR) program.
Twenty Davidson Day students and four faculty advisors returned to Mieza, a city of major historical significance in Greece, particularly during the Macedonian kingdom, when it housed the residence of Aristotle and Alexander the Great, and Aristotle’s Academy.
For the past 13 years, Mat Saunders, a teacher at Davidson Day, has led full-scale archaeological research projects in Belize, Spain, Portugal, and Greece. Click HERE for the entire article published in the Fall 2018 issue of Independent School magazine.
This summer, Mr. Doug Morrison and Mrs. Stacey Morrison led a trip of a dozen middle school students to Yellowstone National Park. Students planned activities that included visiting Old Faithful, taking photography of wildlife, learning from the Yellowstone Forever Institute, and whitewater rafting. Along the way, they were responsible for cleaning the cabin, preparing dinners and lunches, and traveling together. Here's the recap from the Morrison's.
During a two-week field session of Davidson Day’s American Foreign Academic Research (AFAR) program, the team excavated historically significant areas throughout castle at Zorita de los Canes, Spain, adding more information to this historic site's story.
Congratulations to our January Student of Character award winners! From L to R: Kindergartner Victoria Hawkins, 1st grader Brayden Bobb, 2nd grader Sean Rodesiler, 3rd grader Matthew Francis, and 4th grader Katherine Watson. The focus of the month of January was safety. Thank you for demonstrating self-control and looking out for the safety of others, students!