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Notes: Superintendent's Office

Note of Thanks: Holmes JH Closure Response
Posted by: Madison Shumway Published: 11/17/17
Dear DJUSD Parents/Guardians, 

As your holiday break approaches, I would like to extend a special thanks to the Holmes Junior High staff and our partners in the Davis Police Department for all of their support and hard work as we continue ... Read full story

Holmes Junior High School Closed Nov 17 for Safety
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 11/16/17
Dear DJUSD Parent/Guardian,

 

I want to inform you that Holmes Junior High School will be closed tomorrow, November 17.  There has been a targeted and anonymous threat that a gun would be brought and used at Holmes Junior High... Read full story

Recent Hate Incidents Have No Place in Our School
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 11/3/17
 

As many in our school community have heard, there have been a series of incidents of graffiti perpetrated at Davis Senior High school including swastikas, anti-Semitic slogans, racial and other slurs including the “N”-word&rd... Read full story

Superintendent Bowes addresses We All Belong and Suspension of DACA
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 9/7/17
Excerpt from Superintendent Comments at the September 7, 2017, Board of Education Meeting

 

As I start my second year here in Davis, I think the greatest long-term reward our schools and community will reap is our commitment to inclusiv... Read full story

¡Bienvenidos al año escolar del 2017-18!
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 8/22/17
 

Estimadas familias y amigos del Distrito Escolar Unificado Davis,

Me complace darles la bienvenida de vuelta a la escuela a estudiantes y familias para el nuevo año escolar. Estoy muy entusiasmado de conducir el equipo del Dist... Read full story

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 8/22/17
Dear DJUSD Family and Friends,

It is my pleasure to welcome students and families back to campus for the new school year. I am very excited to lead the Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) team for my second year as your superintendent. ... Read full story

End of the School Year Message: Core Challenges for Our Schools
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 6/7/17
This week we are gathering for a number of graduation ceremonies to celebrate the achievements of our graduates, and to honor them as well as the teachers, staff, family and friends who have partnered in their accomplishments. As our graduates ope... Read full story

Presentation on AIM to the Board of Education April 6, 2017
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 4/7/17
 

 

AIM Presentation to the Davis Board of Education

April 6, 2017

 

John A. Bowes, Ed.D. 
Superintendent

 

(Slides and Text are available for download at the end of this document)

 

The fo... Read full story

Holiday Message
Posted by: Bill Storm Published: 12/21/16
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We are one DJUSD family

 

The holiday season brings an occasion for giving as well as time to enjoy the company of family and friends.  For so many of us, this time of year brings rest, reflection and good cheer.  There ... Read full story

DJUSD in the wake of the nation's elections...
Posted by: Bill Storm Published: 12/15/16
The recent national election has left our country and community divided on many fronts. This dissension has caused a myriad of emotional responses among members of our school community.  Of particular concern to many is the possibility of any... Read full story

A Moment for Giving Thanks 
Posted by: Bill Storm Published: 11/21/16
For those of us who hail from Southern California, the changes in the trees, the temperature and roaming turkeys are real and poignant reminders of the season. Schools are winding down as students and staff prepare for the holiday break. For me, T... Read full story

Election - November 2016
Posted by: Bill Storm Published: 11/14/16
Dear DJUSD Parents/Guardians:
 

In recent days, the presidential election has excited emotions across our country, our state, our community and within our schools. It has caused dissension among students and even a student demonstration o... Read full story

Our Schools Should Be Places Where All Students can Flourish - October 2016
Posted by: Bill Storm Published: 10/3/16
[Link to Davis Enterprise Op-Ed]

 

This is a tumultuous period in our country and in our world. As leaders struggle with the crises of the times, educators are preparing future leaders for the challenges of tomorrow.

Public education... Read full story

Welcome Back Letter - July 2016
Posted by: Bill Storm Published: 7/11/16
I feel honored to greet you as the new superintendent of the Davis Joint Unified School District to say welcome back to the new school year! I look forward to meeting you and hope you will introduce yourself if you see me out and about at school s... Read full story