District officials, teachers, staff and school board members are inviting the public to join them, Davies Principal Dr. Jeff Schatz and artist Karen Bakke at Davies High School next Tuesday evening for the official public unveiling of the Judge Ronald N. Davies mural. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the new high school, 7150 South 25th Street.
Bakke will give a short presentation on the 30-foot-wide mural, which hangs above the schools Commons area. It is filled with symbolism, and includes depictions of significant moments in the life of Judge Ronald Davies, as well as those surrounding the school integration events in Little Rock in 1957, the case which thrust him into the national spotlight, changing the face and path of American education and civil rights going forward.
Photographer Jack Discher, who has chronicled the high school construction process since fall 2008, will give a slide show presentation during the event. Other highlights during the evening include an address by North Dakota DPI Superintendent Dr. Wayne Sanstead, a ribbon-cutting ceremony with The Chamber, and open house and tours.
Tuesdays event is being sponsored by the Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation and Alumni Network. For more information, contact Executive Director Carol Johnson, at 446-1041.
Directions: Due to current road construction, Davies High School is only accessible from South University Drive at 76th Avenue South. Attendees to the event should take 76th Avenue 1½ miles west to 25th Street and turn north. Head ½ mile north to the main entrance and turn right. Follow the perimeter road along the south side of the building to the east side student parking lot.