Dorr Elementary School
1205 King Road
Toledo, Ohio 43617
Principal: Cheri Copeland-Shull
Doors Open at 8:20 AM
School Starts at 8:35 AM
Dismissal is at 3:00 PM
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The dedication of Dorr's teaching staff is second to none as they work tirelessly and together to help every child be his/her personal best. During the school year, Dorr Elementary School achieved an "Excellent" rating from the Ohio Department of Education. We are very proud of the entire Dorr family - students, parents, faculty, and staff - for consistently being recognized for outstanding academic achievement. We truly are committed to being exceptional - - without exception!
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Testimonial from Dorr parent
Brian and Holly Wahl
We love everything about Dorr Elementary! The teachers and administration are completely student-focused, with one common goal - - meeting and exceeding the needs of each and every student. This is done in numerous ways to address the unique needs of every child. It is abundantly apparent that the teachers enjoy working with children, and truly care about every single one of them. There is such positive energy in every classroom, and parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged! We can't imagine sending our kids anywhere else.
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exceptional - without exception
D.A.R.E. to be Strong!
For many years, Springfield Local Schools has partnered with the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department to bring an important message to its young minds. This year we are fortunate once again to have the insight and experience of Deputy Brett Warner as he works with the fifth grade students through the D.A.R.E. program.
D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. It teaches the students about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and other substance abuse so that they can understand the consequences of those things without having to experience them in their own lives.
Not only does the program explain the harmful truth about dangerous choices – it also emphasizes positive alternatives to them and ways to be assertive. Students practice saying “no” in a firm and confident way. They learn of the different types of peer pressures and the best way to respond to each one.
The program concludes with the students writing a reflective essay and graduating from the program in a ceremony at the Springfield High School Auditorium. Please consider joining us for that on Monday, May 19th, at 10:00 am. The culmination is open to any family member who would like to attend – not just families of fifth graders!
Dorr Elementary Upcoming Events:
Wed., March 12 6-7:15 p. m. Community Forum at Providence Lutheran
Wed., March 12 6:30 p. m. Dorr Parents’ Club Meeting
Mon., March 17 Grade Cards Sent Home
Thurs., March 20 9:30-10:30/6:15-7pm Prospective Kindergarten Visit Day
March 29-April 6 Spring Break
We Are Musicians and We Are Friends
Musicians Welcomed Dr. Woodson
This week we had a wonderful opportunity to have Dr. Craig Woodson, a music educator, come to Dorr Elementary to inspire the students to make instruments out of a variety of materials.
His visit was made possible through grants from Target and Dr. Woodson’s Foundation that were written by Mrs. Jennifer Mercer, Dorr Elementary Music Teacher. The students participated in a school-wide assembly and then had the opportunity to make instruments to share at another school-wide assembly. It was a tremendous educational experience, and the students were truly inspired by his presence. Thank you to Mrs. Mercer for allowing our Dorr students to participate in this worthwhile experience!
This week our third grade students also had the opportunity to watch a show called “Kids on the Block.” This is a puppet program that is specifically designed for third grade students to teach them the importance of accepting others. The puppets have different obstacles that they face such as the need for a wheelchair, having diabetes, and being blind. The show then shares ways that they develop meaningful relationships.
The show’s primary focus is for the students to have a better understanding of these and other disabling conditions and to build empathy for others who have disabling conditions. Through this empathy, the puppeteers work to help the third grade students think about ways they can form better relationships with all students.
It was a very worthwhile program, and we appreciate the opportunity to support our character education initiatives through this program. The program was sponsored by our Dorr Parents’ Club and we are thankful for their continued support!