Activities
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Don’t underestimate the importance of having fun participating in school activities. Some of the best times and memories students have are the experiences of belonging to a club or participating in an after school activity. Clubs and activities are important to join just for the enjoyment that they will bring to most students, but they also allow the students to more easily make friends because the groups are small and they get to be themselves!

Clubs and activities provide students with many positive experiences that help them to become well-rounded individuals who are ready for college or the workplace. It helps students to become active in their school and to feel a connection the school and to others. It provides a sense of pride and school spirit and it is a positive influence on our youth today.

There is something for everyone! Get involved!

What is Battle of the Books? Simply put, Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in 5th grade. The purpose is to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.

How does a student participate? A student participates by reading from the book list provided for that year’s Battle of the Books. Students must pass a quiz on each book they read to make the team. Students may count books they have read before if they pass the quiz. However, they cannot count books that they have only seen on a video or a movie. You must read the book! You will keep up with all book quizzes, summaries and interactions in Canvas 🙂

What is a Battle? “A typical “Battle” is a tournament or game, like College Bowl or Family Feud, in which students’ teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the book list. The “Battle” consists of three rounds.

  • Round 1 is the Round Robin round where each team is alternately given questions to answer.
  • Round 2 is the Lighting Round. In this round, the librarian asks a question and teams buzz in to answer. Answers in Round 1 and 2 are the titles of the books from the book list.
  • Round 3 is the Bonus Round. The questions in the Bonus Round are answered by buzzing in first and giving details about the book. At the end of the game, points are totaled from the different rounds and whoever has the most points is declared the WINNER!

Girls who Code is a free after-school club offered to girls in grades 3 through 5. The core values of this club are sisterhood, coding, and impact. The curriculum is designed for students with a wide range of computer science experience. The girls do not need any coding experience to join this club. The skills taught in this club include: teamwork, confidence, time management, communication, function, variables, conditionals, and loops. Girls will also work with one another to complete an impact project, where they use computer science to solve a problem relevant to their club and community. The club meets once a week, on Thursdays after-school from 4pm to 5pm. The club will begin on October 3rd and end December 19th. Interested girls need to turn in their permission slips no later than Monday September 30th.

The Swingers are a jump rope performance team that conducts exhibitions for charities, service groups, festivals, sporting events and schools.  The Swingers are members of the United States Amateur Jump Rope Federation and the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Inc. The team competes in state, regional and national competitions.  Performances consist of choreographed single rope, double dutch, Chinese wheel, and synchronized group routines.

Come check us out at A.M. Davis Elementary

Boys and girls of all ages are welcome to participate.

Practices are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

For more information email Gail_Kingrey@ccpsnet.net

AM Davis will be taking part in Chesterfield County’s first elementary robotics competition. The event will be held on March 7th at Clover Hill High School. We will be able to take 4 teams containing 4 students each. The teams will consist of 2 teams formed by students in grades second and third grade and 2 teams with students from fourth and fifth grades. At this time, students in Kindergarten and first grade will not be able to attend. More details about the event to come.

STEAMmania is a Chesterfield County STEAM competition. From the STEAM website, students will work in teams during on-site challenges to solve a problem using the knowledge of two or more STEAM contents. Students from AM Davis have been selected based on an application process. These students have practiced every other Tuesday from 4 to 5 pm in their teams. There will be a brief parent’s informational session on January 7th at 4:50pm. 

The event will be held on January 11, 2020. AM Davis will participate in the Innovator’s Bracket from 8-9:30am, and an awards ceremony will take place at 9:30am. The event will be held at Cosby High School. Team awards will be presented at the end of every challenge. These award ribbons will be in addition to the overall trophies given out during the Awards Ceremony. There will be trophies for First through Fifth place in each challenge category. More information about the event can be found at this link: www.bit.ly/ccpsSTEAM

Run Club is a before school program that is affiliated with KidsRunRVA. 

This program exposes students to team sportsmanship and encouraging others. The  run club provides these students the opportunity to experience running and the impact it can have on their well being. Along with becoming healthier themselves, we believe that good fitness and nutrition can be contagious. Run Club will help to build the whole child, which aligns with Chesterfield County Public Schools Imagine Tomorrow. Thus we hope the runners of Davis will become ambassadors of healthy living to their friends, teachers, families, and the whole Reams Community.

Runners will train to run 1 mile for the culminating race Marathon Jr. on October 26th. 

Run Club will be offered in the Fall and Spring. The Fall Season will start on October 1st and meet every Tuesday and Thursday before school.

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