Dawson Elementary School
Vision: As a diverse community of life-long learners, our multidimensional staff; engaged students; and community of nurturers will collaborate in the creation of an effective and successful learning environment to enable students to reach his or her own individual potential.
Mission: Dawson Elementary mission is: To educate, enlighten, and empower students on the path to personal success that fosters collaboration and coexistences which renders productive 21st century citizens of the world. .
6878 Old 125 Road
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Phone (252) 826-4905
Fax (252) 826-5155
Dear Parents/Guardians/and Students,
Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year!! Our focus will be on providing each child with new challenges that will result in a rewarding school experience. Academic emphasis on core content areas such as: reading, language arts, writing, math, and science will remain a priority as well as providing a rigorous instructional program that builds on each year through the implementation of Common Core and Essential Standards.
Dawson Elementary School offers a strong curriculum for its students. Academically, the teachers strive to allow each student to achieve his/her highest potential. The curriculum is designed to develop a well rounded student.
The instructional day for all grade levels includes 90 minutes of instruction in the core subject areas of reading and mathematics with built in intervention through Daily-5 center rotations in both subject areas to provide extra support to our students. All grade levels are also provided instruction in science, social studies, art, health/physical education, computer lab, and media. Dawson has also built in 30 additional minutes of intervention and enrichment time to address and meet the academic needs of our students in an effort to increase student achievement.
With student achievement as our focus, beginning this year, we are incorporating a Blended Learning Framework designed with three pillars: 1. Personal Learning Experience, 2. Cultural Transformation, 3. Evidence of Learning. Students will experience blended learning in the classroom four modalities: personalized online digital content, direct teacher-led instruction, product/project based activities, and collaborative activities with group work at stations. Our school is equipped with technology that will increase our students’ 21st century technology skills, critical thinking skills, research skills, collaborative skills, and will prepare each student to be life-long learners. Dawson offers or will offer the follow technology: 1. 1:1 laptop for students in grades 2-5, laptops in each classroom, Smartboards in each classroom, laptop cart in the media center for research, two computer labs for classes and testing, and iPads.
At Dawson, it is our goal to help every child reach the highest level of achievement. We work diligently to develop new strategies to make our boys and girls the best citizens possible.
Thank you in advance for an opportunity to provide a quality education to your children as well as an opportunity to build a positive relationship with each of you. Since communication is a priority for us, please read the student/parent handbook to help you better understand information regarding school policies and procedures. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the school’s office. We will be happy to answer any questions or address your concerns.
Yours in Education,
Mrs. Amiee Richardson, Principal