Academic clubs and competition spans the curriculum and are designed to complement and expand upon what students learn in the classroom. Through practice, students use and improve critical thinking skills, memorization skills, and listening skills. UIL clubs at KDE include Music Memory, Ready Writing, Creative Writing, Spelling, and Storytelling.
Membership Requirements: Enrollment in the grade-level specified by the desired UIL event; maintain passing grades in all academic subjects with a 70% or above average; maintain an "S" or above in citizenship; attend weekly practices regularly; maintain A+ attitude.
Battle of the Books is a competitive reading competitions. Students read fie novels and then compete with other campuses answering questions related to the novels. The top three campuses are awarded medals and trophies for answering the most questions correctly.
Membership requirements: 3rd and 4th graders. Students must be willing to read the novels and be able to discern which book the questions come from. The top five students are then allowed to attend the district competition and represent their campus.
This morning broadcast team provides our student body the opportunity to hear announcements, messages from the principal, lunch menu, weather, and future school events. DNN meets on a daily basis - the students learn to write scripts, filming, editing, and to speaking skills.
Membership requirements: 4th graders. Recommended by a teacher, audition, good character, citizenship, and admirable academic success.
Friday Clubs consists of various types of clubs each year. Students take a survey to pick their top 3 clubs they would like to be in. The students are then put in one of these clubs to be a part of the rest of the year. Friday clubs meet once or twice a month. These clubs consists of:
Arts & Crafts
Membership requirements: Every student at Davis is part of a club. However, most of the clubs are designed for specific grade levels. Students have to meet the grade level requirement.
The purpose of the club is to "strengthen basic math concepts and skills that align with National and State Mathematical Standards and stimulates creative thinking while depending on problem solving". The students develop a deeper understanding of sportsmanship and how to respectfully agree and disagree.
Membership requirements: K-4th Grade. Commitment to the club and to participate in the tournament, excellent citizenship, and a flexible attitude.
Students learn coding, engineering, and other STEM techniques to compete in a district wide competition. The teacher acts as a facilitator and encourages students to design and code robot as a team. Students are scored on design, cooperation, teamwork, completion of tasks, and accuracy of tasks.
Membership requirements: 4th grade, strong academic standing, follows school and classroom expectations, and leadership qualities