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From the Principal

Davis Families,

As a reminder to parents/guardians;  below are two important school policies for this year that was included in our start of year information...

  • Student ID and Lanyard Information – please read the information on Student ID cards and lanyards in the newsletter.  All students will be required to wear their school issued IDs on school provided lanyards.  We are requesting that all students have these visible at all times during the school day on a lanyard.   
  • Cell Phones are only allowed before and after school and at teacher discretion in their classrooms.  There may be occasions when students can use the cell phones during lunch time.  Other than those times, student cell phones should be placed in their locker and/or bags in their lockers.  Students should not be carrying these or have them visible.  We ask for your help with this as we have had many issues with cell phones and social media in the past that disrupt 
  • the school day.  

In addition, to help with drop off and pick up and to avoid students late to class, the school doors open everyday around 7:45 a.m., so students can be dropped off earlier than the 8:10 a.m. school start bell.  Many parents will also designate a spot in the subdivisions around school to meet their child everyday to bypass the parking lot altogether, which helps lighten the parking lot traffic. I know that together we can provide a safe environment for our children. This year, we have requested that the Sterling Heights Police Department add Davis Junior High to their morning and afternoon role call board to assist with any traffic concerns in our parking lot.  Please be aware that they have issued tickets before to parents that are not following the observed traffic rules.

Lastly, Principal/Parent meetings provide parents with information about the school as well as current education issues in an informal setting. (see calendar for dates) – all are welcome to attend!   

- Brian Shepard, Principal

The Davis Junior High Mission is dedicated to creating a successful partnership of staff, parents and community to prepare our students to be positively-contributing members of society, and productive and responsible citizens.  We promote understanding and respect for all people and strive to inspire our students to become knowledgeable, caring, self-directed and productive learners who readily meet the challenges of a diverse world and global economy.

Students must have their ID card on them at all times during the school day.   All students will receive an ID at the beginning of each school year. 
Please click on the Raider Review tab for all information, consequences, and more  with regards to the school ID requirement.
Replacement ID's are $5 and can be purchased in the main office at Davis.

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.