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Optional Meeting for 8th Grade Parents

8th Grade Parent Night
When: Monday, December 6th at 6:00
Where: Davenport School of the Arts Theatre

This is an optional parent meeting for our current 8th grade families about the options available for high school. The meeting will consist of going over the information shared in this document and answering questions. Open the document to access links that lead to answers to frequently asked questions.

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New Estar Clubs Starting Soon

This final session of clubs will run from Tuesday, January 4th through Thursday, May 12th, unless otherwise listed in the individual club description. Club descriptions and information may be viewed in the new Estar Club Brochure. Brochures will also be sent home with students this Friday, December 3rd. Registation for the new club session will open Friday. Register early since there is a limit for numbers in each club and some clubs fill up fast.

Clubs are not held on Early Release Days

New Open Enrollment Information

Davenport School of the Arts is a Choice school. Our enrollment is based on a lottery. You can enter the lottery by applying during open enrollment.  Open enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will begin on January 4, 2022 and will continue throughl February 18, 2022. You can access the application for open enrollment through our Polk County Schools website at  Please follow the directions for either “currently in Polk County” or “ currently out of Polk County”. The lottery will begin in March.

You will be contacted through the email you provide on your application. If you are offered a seat, you will have ten days from receipt of the email to provide the school with two proofs of address and follow the direction given to you in the email. Applying to the lottery does not guarantee a seat at DSA. 

Additionally, students currently in 5th grade have the opportunity to audition for 6th grade.  Please contact DSA for more information on our audition process.

Lighthouse Team logoWe are looking for Middle School Leaders!

Please check out the videos below from various student led Action Teams. If you are interested in joining one of the Action Teams, please contact the student leader (e-mails are listed below).

Mentoring Action Team/ or

Leader in Me Videos Action Team/ 

Fill Your Bucket Action Team/ 

Super Staff Supporters Action Team/ contact: 

Student Voice Action Team/ or

Leadership TeamIntroducing our Elementary Lighthouse Team

Fourth and 5th grade students apply and interview before being chosen to be a part of the team. Selection is based on both academics and character, with an emphasis on demonstration of the Leader in Me qualities. Students then participate in various leadership activities throughout the year, serving as models for the Leader in Me principles. Here is our leadership team for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Leadership Team 

The Fall Book Fair was Epic!

Book Fair Book Fair Book Fair

DSA truly outdid itself and took Book Fair family night to a whole new level. Such beautiful work Charlene Stamper and Carmen Moro and amazing parent volunteers! All the student performers did a great job displaying their talents. Great job to all the parent and student volunteers that made it all happen. A very special thanks to the Zimmerman family, Odd-o-Ts' Entertainment. For more pictures, see the Media Center Page.


Continue to Support DSA

Continue to clip box tops and Tyson labels while you are home. See the links below for more instructions.

Box Top Collections

Tyson Chicken Labels


Check Out Our Service Projects

All students are participating in service projects as part of their leadership initiative. Check out pictures HERE.


Mrs. Mosley

Mrs. Moro

Teacher of the Year

Employee of the Year

Mrs. Mosley, scientist Mrs. Carmen Moro





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Get important nformation for parents including enrollment, and parent portal.

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Links for lessons, communication, and resources.

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Middle School

Links for lessons, communication, and resources.