As the new principal of Jefferson Davis High School, I am privileged and honored to have been selected to lead our school. I am so excited of all that is to come this year and ready to help each of you grow. We have all worked hard to welcome you back for the 2013-14 school year. Our goals at Davis this year are: safety, rigorous academics, and ensuring we offer a variety of activities to provide opportunities for you to be involved and connected to our school. More...
Manuel Rojas graduated from Davis in 2004. This Sunday, Manuel, 27, will participate in a commencement ceremony for UHD as one of the University’s first MBA graduates – and as a “father” figure and role model for his five siblings, whom he encouraged to follow in his footsteps to earn a college degree.
Hailing from an underprivileged Hispanic family with parents who accrued a fifth-grade education in Mexico, Rojas lacked the example of a successful, collegiate mentor to show him the way. At the age of 13, Rojas took time out from school to attend his older brother’s sentencing at the county jail. While his sibling, Angel, faced a 20-year sentence for a crime he committed, Rojas faced a daunting hurdle of his own – becoming a role model for his five siblings while still in middle school. More...
On the 17th day of October 2013, Jefferson Davis HS engaged in the 1st Annual Grad Lab luncheon hosted by the new Graduation Coach and HISD Alum, Erin Steamer. The luncheon highlighted about 30 students that accepted her challenge to recover or gain a credit within the first six weeks of school. Mrs. Steamer did an outstanding job introducing and incorporating the different programs that Davis has to offer such as the Go Center, JROTC and Culinary Arts.
The Alumni and Friends of Davis sponsored the Slater Martin Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday September 30th. The tournament raises money for the students of Davis HS. This year the Culinary Arts students made sandwiches for the golfers and helped pass them out before the golfers teed off. The JROTC posted colors and members of the Davis Golf team participated in the event. Thanks to the Alumni and Friends the day was a huge success!
The Millionaire Club is a coordinated effort by the Departments of Library Services and Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment to keep HISD students reading over the summer months. The title came from the reading goal that was set: 200,000 HISD students reading 5 books over the summer for a total of one million books!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Shared Decision-Maing Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM VG Basektball vs North Forest
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Panther Wrestling vs St. Thomas, Strake
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Wrestling - Dual vs Strake Jesuit
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee With the Principal
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Track & Field Pizza Night at Cici's
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM F&JV Girls Basketball vs Wheatley
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wrestling - Sam Houston Round Robin
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM VG Basektball vs Wheatley
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM VG Basektball vs KIPP Academy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM VB Basketball vs KIPP
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wrestling - Dual Woodlands College Park
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wrestling - Dual vs Lamar Consolidated