Dobson Elementary students and staff celebrated Unity Day by wearing orange to stand united against bullying. We're all together in one giant orange message of hope and support. We wore orange to color our school, (and even our world) visibly showing that our society believes that no one should ever experience bullying. "This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to unite as one family out of respect and love for each other." - Dobson Elementary School Counselor, Steven Smith
Dobson Elementary recently held their 5th annual Parade of Success to jump start the 2018-2019 year. At the start of each new school year, the students and staff of Dobson take a tour around the town. Families and the community show their support by cheering them all on for a successful school year. Dobson Elementary’s principal, Sharia Templeton states, “This annual event is a great way for each of our students to be celebrated! The Parade of Success helps us to show all of our students and staff that there are many people cheering them on. We are so thankful to live in a community that shows such amazing support for our school and our students.” One of the best things about the Parade of Success is the collaboration with the Surry Central Marching Band. They are there to help lead the way and get everyone pumped up. We also couldn’t do this without the help of the Dobson Police Department, the Dobson Fire Department and the Surry Community College Police. These community agencies help to make sure all of the students have a safe parade route. Here’s to an amazing school year! Dobson Tigers ROAR!
Dobson Elementary finished up their Mission Beautiful and Tiger Transformation programs this past week. These programs are for the 5th grade girls and boys to help to get them ready for the transition to middle school. The Mission Beautiful group helps to these girls to have positive self-talk and focus on their true beauty instead of the definition of beauty that is set by the world today. Our boys learn about leadership, confidence and about how to be a gentleman. The groups had their finale events with a day at Surry Community College. The girls visited the Cosmetology Department where they were able to get their hair or nails fixed. The boys took a tour of SCC to see different options available to them for future careers. Then the two groups met back at school for a special event. The girls had a special treat for an important woman in their lives. The boys shared a story they wrote about a male hero in their lives with their own hero. The Character Education Counselor at Dobson Elementary, Mr. Steven Smith shared this comment, "These groups really help to prepare our students for middle school and for life. We don't just want our students leaving our school with academic knowledge, but also life skills." This program wouldn't be possible without the support from Surry Community College, Dobson First Baptist Church and Mrs. Shari Thomas.