Welcome to the Davis School District History Day Contest

Important Dates & Times

WELCOME to the Davis School District History Day 

  • Contest Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
  • Time: 8:00a.m - 2: 00p.m
  • Registration Deadline: February 14, 10:00 p.m.
  • Website and Paper Entries Due: February 21, 2020
  • Location: Kendell Building, DSD District Complex (70 East 100 North, Farmington)

Student Registration Steps Handout

Attention Historical Paper and Website Contestants:  

Your projects must be completed and submitted by February 21, at 4:00pm.  Paper entries will need to send 3 copies of their paper to the following address.   A digital copy should be mailed to Monica Flint mmurdock@dsdmail.net as well by February 21. Websites will be locked at 10p.m. on that day as well.

Exhibits, Documentaries, and Performances are due at the contest.

Interview Times:

Documentaries, Performances, and Paper interviews will have a scheduled time for their entry judging which will be emailed to them. Students may check in 30 minutes prior to their scheduled time and do not need to remain at the event for the remainder of the event

Competition Schedule

8:00-9:00       Student Check In & Exhibit Setup

9:00- 9:30      OPEN HOUSE for the public

9:30-12:30     Judging

12:30 - 2:00   Judges Meeting & Decisions

* This schedule is subject to change. 

Results will be posted on the DSD Social Studies website by the end of the day. 

https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/academics/elementary/social-studies 


Monica Flint
DSD Teaching & Learning Department
70 East 100 North
Farmington, UT 84025

Welcome Students!

Welcome and congratulations for being chosen to represent your school at the Davis History Day. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Kendell Building in Farmington, (70 East 100 North).  You may begin checking in at 8:00a.m. and will need to be set up by 9:00a.m..

You will briefly share your entry during a public open house from 9:00 - 9:30.  Judging will begin at 9:30 and last until 12:30 or until judges are done.   Upon the signal of the event coordinator, you will be invited to clean up and dismiss.

How to Know if Your Registration is Complete

1. Check your NHD Student Account.

  • Login to the correct contest with your NHD username and password. Find the Login button at the top right of this page. After you login, your name will appear there.
  • Click on the Students Main tab.
  • Look for two banners at the top that say Account Created and Waivers Accepted. 

2. Your teacher can check their MY STUDENTS list. A "thumbs up" by your name means that your registration is complete.

3. Check your email account for a Registration Complete email from NoReply@zfairs.com. It might be in your spam folder. This message is sent only to the student's email.

Your Student Account Lasts All Year

Your NHD Student Account is good for one whole contest year. Please DO NOT open a new account if you advance to the next level of competition. If you advance to the regional contest, your NHD Student Account and entry information will be transferred automatically. 

You can access your NHD Student Account at any time to update the information we have about your project.

Write down your username and password and keep them in a safe place. You'll need them to access your NHD Student Account throughout the year.

If you change the title of your project, you should provide the new version in your student account. Please be sure we have accurate emails for you and your parent/guardian so we can contact you if needed.

To access your NHD Student Account:

  • Login to the correct contest with your NHD username and password.
  • Click on your name.
  • Select My Profile.

Chaperone Policy

  • All students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone while at the contest.
  • Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge.
  • One chaperone may supervise up to 10 students. 
  • Utah History Day is not responsible for supervising minors at any time.

Student Behavior Expectations

  • Students are expected to conduct themselves, in person and online, in a manner that brings credit to themselves and their schools.
  • Treat other competitors with respect at all times.
  • Clean up your messes.
  • Pack out everything you pack in, including trash and contest supplies.
  • Do not leave exhibits or performance props behind.
  • We are guests at the contest venue and want to be invited back. 

FAQs

  • Every student will be interviewed by a judge at the contest. Students should be familar with their projects and annotated bibliographies. 
  • Parents should not be near their child during judging times.  
  • Judges' evaluation sheets will be returned to teachers. If you need to make different arrangements please contact the coordinator in advance.

What To Do If You Need to Cancel Your Registration

If you are in an Individual category and cannot attend the contest, please email the contest coordinator to cancel your registration.

If you are part of a Group entry, but other group members are attending the contest, you do not need to cancel your registration.

 


The results of selected entries to compete at the Weber Regional History Day will be posted on the DSD History Day website. 

Please contact your teacher if you have any questions about registration.
 

Welcome Teachers!

We look forward to seeing your students at the contest!  

How to Know if Your Students Are Registered:

Use your MY STUDENTS list to a) verify your students have completed their registration, and b) make sure their project information is correct. To access your list: 

  • Login to to the correct contest using your NHD username and password. Find the Login button at the upper right of the webpage. After you login, your name will appear there.
  • Click on your name (upper right) and select My Profile.
  • Click on the MY STUDENTS tab on the top of the page.
  • A thumbs up by their name means they have completed their registration.
  • Please double check their registration for errors. Are they in the correct category? Are group entries correctly linked to a single project? Let us know if there are problems so we can help fix them.  
  • You have the power to:
    • View and edit student/entry information,
    • Link/unlink a student to an entry by clicking on the student's name.

Your Teacher Account Lasts All Year

Once you have created an NHD Teacher Account, it is good for one whole contest year. Please DO NOT open a new account if your students advance to the next level of competition. When students advance to the next contest, your NHD Teacher Account will be transferred automatically to that contest with them. 

You can access your NHD Teacher Account and view your student list at any time by logging into the correct contest.

Write down your username and password and keep them in a safe place. You'll need them to access your NHD Teacher Account throughout the year.

Chaperone Policy

  • All students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone while at the contest. Chaperones may include school staff and parents/guardians.
  • Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge.
  • One chaperone may supervise up to 10 students. 
  • Utah History Day is not responsible for supervising minors at any time.

Student Behavior Expectations

  • Students are expected to conduct themselves, in person and online, in a manner that brings credit to themselves and their schools.
  • Treat other competitors with respect at all times.
  • Clean up your messes.
  • Pack out everything you pack in, including trash and contest supplies.
  • Do not leave exhibits or performance props behind.
  • We are guests at the contest venue and want to be invited back. 

FAQs

  • Every student will be interviewed by a judge at the contest. Students should be familar with their projects and annotated bibliographies. 
  • Parents should not be near their child during judging times.  
  • Judges' evaluation sheets will be returned to teachers. If you need to make different arrangements please contact the coordinator in advance.

What To Do If a Student Needs to Cancel

  • If the student is competing in an Individual category and cannot attend the contest, send an email to the contest coordinator to cancel their registration. 
  • If the student is part of a Group entry and other members of the group are attending the contest, do not cancel. With the exception of Group Performances, group projects can compete even if one student can't attend. For Exhibits, Documentaries, and Websites, at least one student from the group must attend to present the project and interview with the judges.

The results of selected entries to compete at the Weber Regional History Day will be posted on the DSD History Day website. 


 

Welcome Judges!

We are thrilled to have you as part of our judging team this year! Did you know that most History Day students work harder on their NHD projects than on any other school assignment? They are excited to present their work to you.  And we hope you come away inspired and energized by our young historians.

Judging Highlights

For a 7-minute overview of what you can expect as an NHD judge, click HERE.

Sign Up to Judge for Us

To sign up as a contest judge, please complete the Judges Registration Form. 

We Will See You There!

After you have registered to judge at this contest, be sure to mark your calendar and we will plan on you. You will receive judging details by email.

Schedule

8:00  Judges Training @ Adminstration Building Auditorium

9:30-12:30  Judging Entries @ Kendell Building PDC & computer lab

12:30  Lunch & Team discussion/ result calculating

2:00 approx.   Dismiss if all entries have been selected. 

If your availability changes and you cannot serve, notify the contest coordinator at your earliest opportunity so they can plan accordingly.  Please arrange a replacement judge to take your slot if possible.

Thank you for your support. 
 

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