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A New Twist to Parent/Teacher Conferences: Student Led

Save the date of January 15 for new Student Led Conferences! Come listen to your child be a leader of their own learning! They will walk you through their Leadership Notebooks, discuss their personal and academic goals, talk about their academic progress and show you samples of their work.

Since January 15th is an early release day, there will be two time slots available for your conferences: Car rider students and parents are encouraged to take the 1:30-3:00 PM time slot, while bus riders and their parents are invited to come back from 5:30-7:00 PM. Watch the short video below to understand Student Led Conferences better.

PLUS logo and link

PLUS (Polk Library User for Student) 

has officially launched!  This partnership between Polk County Library Cooperative (PCLC) and Polk County Public Schools (PCPS) will bridge our resources and community providing a seamless connection to the tools our students need to thrive in school and in life. To learn more about PLUS, click on the logo above or visit the Media Center page.

ESTAR Club Form Now Available!

Current clubs run through December break. New clubs start in January. If students wish to continue a club, they still need to fill out a new form.

Anyone can join ESTAR to do a club!

The Club form is attached.


In the News...

Coach Searls Recognzed by SHAPE FL

Such an amazing day at the SHAPE Florida Coach Searls and Dexter Jackson2019 Conference! Coach Susan Searls was awarded the first annual Program Advisor of the Year award, and Dexter Jackson spoke to the attendees about the importance of including all children in physical activities and healthy eating practices! It was an amazing time with these amazing advocates of the SHAPE program! 


Teacher and Employee of the Year

See what makes Mr. Wilmoth and Mrs. Stamper special!


Easy Ways to Support DSA

Box Top Collections

Tyson Chicken Labels

Seussical Cast Announced

Seussical the Musical will have 127 students involved when it opens this spring. The newly announced cast list is available on the Drama Page.

It's Time for the Jingle Bell Run

Davenport School of the Arts will host our next Cross Country Meet for the 2019-2020 school year on Thursday December 12, 2019@ 4:15. This is our 14th Annual Jingle Bell Run.  We call this the Jingle Bell Run because we put bells on everyone’s shoes!The event is open to anyone in grades K-8 who is interested in running the 2-mile course BUT all students in grades K-2 Must run with a parent or they are not permitted to participate

Students should be able to run/walk at a steady pace to ensure they are able finish the 2-mile course. Parent, alumni and family are also welcome to come participate!  Start a new family tradition and run as a family. Permission slips are required and due by Wednesday 12/11/19. Download the PDF here.

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Space Night Coming

The space camp scholarship application is now available. This is available to students fourth grade and older at Davenport School of the Arts. Applications are available in the main office as well as hanging in an envelope outside of
Mrs. Janice Kolowith Katz's door. All applications are due by 3:45 p.m. on Friday, January 10th.
The recipient of the scholarship will be announced at space night on Friday, January 24, 2019 by astronaut Bob Springer!! This will be the 22nd student we will send to Space Camp!!

Create Your Dedication Now Before It's Too Late!

Follow this link to go to and the DSA page. Follow the prompts to create your yearbook ad.

Yearbook ad link

Coming Up...

December 12 - Jingle Bell Run 4:00 PM

December 12 - PTO Holiday Pot Luck 6:00 PM

December 13 - Ugly Sweater Day

December 13 - Middle School Winter Dance 3:45 PM

December 17 - Elementary Music Concert 6:30 PM

December 18 - 3rd gr. to Epcot & 5th to Space Center

December 19 - Middle School Music Concert 6:30 PM

December 19 - Resendez to Eagle Ridge Mall

December 20 - 1st gr to Explorations

Testing Calendar


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Get information about dress code, discipline, enrollment, the Parent Portal, and how to volunteer.

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Communicate with teachers, get helpful links and see students in the news.

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Middle School

Get information about award days, communicate with teachers, see what's happening in the Arts.