Davis Primary School
1125 South 7th St
St. Charles, IL 60174
School Attendance Hours
8:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
11:25 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Davis Richmond is one school on two campuses spanning grades K – 5. Davis Primary is the K-2 site, while Richmond Intermediate is the 3 – 5 site. Each serves approximately 400 students. Our two buildings are located within a nine-block area at the center of St. Charles. Davis Richmond is one of eleven elementary schools in St. Charles School District 303.
Davis Elementary opened its doors to students in 1956. It was named for Alice B. Davis, a St. Charles graduate and long-time educator serving the district as a 4th Grade Teacher, 7th and 8th Grade Math Teacher and then as Haines Junior High School Principal. We became a primary site in 2011.
Davis Primary is committed to providing a positive and enriching learning environment focused on the development and needs of the young child. Students are encouraged and empowered to become persistent, independent learners. Teachers design experiences to provide time, choice, talk and challenge to meet students’ individual needs.
Our ultimate goal is for our students to see themselves as Readers, Writers, Mathematicians, Scientists, Artists, Musicians, Athletes, and Caring Responsible Members of the Davis Community. To that end, we provide opportunities for students to engage in authentic activities that build foundational skills and allow for ever-increasing levels of expertise and application:
•Readers and Writers Workshops expose students to quality literature and strategies readers and writers use. Students are given time, talk, and choice to apply those skills in their own reading and writing. Teachers confer with students for personal goal setting.
•Math Tasks pose real-world challenges and give students choice in strategies for problem-solving, documenting their thinking, and sharing their work.
•Art Studio – Exposes students to artistic movements, artists, methods, and media, allowing students to explore, create, and refine their own pieces.
•Project Lead the Way takes students through the design process while learning science content and Makers Space allows students to integrate technology into their learning and/or tinker with new tools to use in research, documentation, or sharing their learning.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is essential at this young age. The Second Steps Social Emotional Learning Curriculum, Bullying Prevention Unit, and Child Safety Program are employed in addressing SEL Standards. We also provide Social Thinking Skills learning through cross-grade level opportunities during the school day in “K-2 Family Groups” and in the evening through “Parent Partnership Follow-Up Activities.”
Leadership and enrichment opportunities are tailored to the young learner. Student Council Jr. and Fuel Up To Play 60 encourage second graders to take on leadership responsibilities. Walking Club provides a structured fitness opportunity during recess. After School Enrichment offers students a variety of extra-curricular activities to explore. Our Scouting Program for boys and girls is thriving and active in the community. During the summer, many students participate in our Camp Tiger Cub and Books on the Go Mobile Library Program. Students are also encouraged to participate in Service Learning Projects throughout the year.
Parents are partners in the life and learning of Davis. Our Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) patrol our halls and participate in classroom activities. Family Nights invite parents and students to learn together. PAWS Bags and Content Activity Bags provide reading practice and background knowledge-building at home. Our PTO plans social events that bring our community together and raises money to provide field trips for our students.
We welcome you to become a part of the life and learning at Davis!
Here are some helpful videos for our 2021-22 incoming kindergarten class. Check back each week for a new video.
Welcome to Kindergarten
As students move from 2nd to 3rd grade, they will attend the Richmond Intermediate Campus located just nine blocks north and west of Davis Primary.
Upon graduation from elementary school, students will attend Thompson Middle Schools.
Students will then rejoin old Davis Richmond Friends at St. Charles East for High School, just three miles east of us. Transition and transportation opportunities are provided as students progress through these levels.
At Davis Richmond, we strive to support all students' success through collaboration with parents. An effective parent-school partnership has a positive impact on student academic achievement. In order to clearly communicate roles and expectations of this partnership, we have outlined the school, parent, and student responsibilities for improved student success in the attached Parent Compact. We ask that all Davis Richmond parents and guardians read through the Compact and send any questions or comments to Lisa Simoncelli-Bujak or Denise Liechty. The teachers and staff at Davis Richmond thank you for your continued involvement in your child’s academic success.
St. Charles Community Unit School District 303