September 29, 2010 Update—
With the posting of the picture of the lighted,
completed Clark Davis Way sign, this serves as
our final “Thank You” for the generosity
displayed by the community during the
fundraising and construction efforts that led to
the completion of the Clark Davis Way Project.
Many individuals contributed their money, time,
and manual labor towards this tribute to Mr.
April 13, 2010 Update—
want to start this update with a loud "Thank You!" to all the
community members and others who have so generously supported the
Clark Davis Way Project. Donations received now total over $8,000
and, except for some final touches and the installation of lighting,
the project is complete! Here's a quick recap:
Last fall a committee was organized by
Board of Education member Kevin Kemmerer to discuss an appropriate
way to honor former Superintendent Clark Davis and the "Clark Davis
Way Project" was born.
The entry way to the high school was
officially named for Mr. Davis.
A suitable sign designating the drive as
Clark Davis Way Drive was designed and constructed. Lighting should
be complete by the end of May.
A bronze plaque honoring Mr. Davis has
been installed in the high school entry lobby.
here for a view of the plaque.
Any additional donations received will
continue to go toward the cost of the Falcon Sculpture Project
planned for the high school courtyard. To learn more details about
the Falcon Sculpture Project, please
We'd like to give special thanks to four
major contributors to the project--Mark Lorenzi, architect; Elisha
Lorenzi, designer; John Brewer, mason; and Don Hillyard, local
contractor for the excavation work.
Once again, we'd like to thank all of
you who supported these efforts and thus contributed to a fitting
tribute to our friend
Mr. Clark Davis.
February 26, 2010 Update—
Despite the winter weather, the Clark
Davis Way Project continues to roll along! You’ll remember that our
initial goal was to raise enough money to construct a sign at the
high school designating the entrance drive as Clark Davis Way. Any
additional money collected beyond this cost would go towards the
purchase of a bronze plaque, to be installed in the high school
entry lobby, in honor of Mr. Davis. The community has been so very
generous! Donations received now total $7,320 which, along with some
work to be donated by some equally generous residents, is enough to
pay for both projects! Thanks to all those who made this project a
reality. Again, any additional donations received will go towards
the cost of the Falcon sculpture planned for the high school
courtyard. To learn more details about the Falcon Sculpture Project,
If you haven’t already done so, then as
time permits, we hope you will be able to stop by our new high
school to view the bronze plaque honoring Mr. Davis. It has now been
installed in our main lobby area. If you’re unable to stop in to see
it, you can
here for a view of the plaque.
An appropriate spot on the high school
entrance driveway has now been laid out with temporary stakes –
please check it out and give us your feedback. The project’s
sub-committee has met a few times with both the designers of the
sign and the mason who will construct the sign. Masonry materials –
brick, limestone, and pre-cast concrete beams – have been selected
and ordered. Everything is on track for an April start, with May
15th the goal for completion. Thanks again for all your support.
January 22, 2010 Update--
It has now been about one month since
fund raising efforts began for the Clark Davis Way Project and it’s
time to update everyone. You’ll remember that the total cost of the
project is estimated to be $6,400. Donations received to date now
total $4,125, putting us about 65% of the way towards our goal.
Thank you to all who have donated!
The sign sub-committee has continued to
meet and is in the process of finalizing details. Sample materials
are being gathered and a specific site location on the high school
drive is being discussed. Temporary site pins will be installed in
the near future, and then the site will be reviewed to make sure of
the exact placement of the sign. Plans continue for an April start,
with May 15th still the goal for completion.
Finally, the plaque honoring Mr. Davis
has been received and will be in place by the end of next week. You
will be able to view it in the high school entry lobby, centered
above the display case.
Thanks again to all who have donated to
make this plan become a reality!
In the fall of 2009 a group of area
citizens, Fairfield Union teachers and administrators, and Board of
Education members met to discuss ways to honor former Superintendent
Clark Davis for his vision and leadership that served as the
foundation for academic excellence and facilities construction in
the district. This committee decided an appropriate way to recognize
Mr. Davis’s contributions would be to name the entry drive to the
new high school Clark Davis Way.
In December, the group met again to view
sketches of possible designs for a structure that would accomplish
two purposes—to clarify traffic flow around the circular drive and
serve as a tribute and reminder of Mr. Davis’s many contributions to
the Fairfield Union Schools.
The Board of Education is committed to
the project. Our committee’s goal is to raise as much as possible
towards the estimated $6,400 cost of the project. If you are
interested in contributing to the Clark Davis Way project, you may
download the donation form below.
Davis Way Donation Form
If you have any questions, contact Mike
Destadio, Assistant Superintendent, at the Fairfield Union District
Office at 536-7384.