Also just a reminder to parents and students, the school calendar does look a bit different this year. The school board adopted a calendar earlier this year, and it does away with early-release Wednesdays. The school days will start for the Elementary School at 8:15 a.m. and end at 3:35 p.m. For the middle and high schools; classes will start at 8:05 and end and 3:35, every day, except for the occasional Friday, which students will have off. Teachers, however, will use the Fridays for PLC time, or Professional Learning Communities. During this time, teachers will work independently or in groups towards common goals to improve student success. The first Friday PLC Day is Sept. 12, followed by two in October: Oct. 10 and 24. Please see the Final 2014/15 School Calendar on the District's Web Site at doloresschools.org. In total, there are 15 Fridays marked as PLC Days or Work Days for teachers.
Schedule change for free sports physicals
There has been a schedule change for free sports physicals this year. Dr. Allan Burnside will provide free sports physicals for Dolores Middle School and High School athletes on the evenings of Aug. 13 and 14 starting at 6 p.m. at the Dolores Secondary Schools. These were previously scheduled on the evenings of registration (Aug. 6 and 7). Burnside's office is at 507 Central Avenue in Dolores. The phone number is 882-7221.
There's still time to cash in on reading logs
Kathleen Butler says that students still have time to turn in their reading logs and will get reading bucks that they can spend on various items at the library for turning them in. Also, don't forget that a full reading log gets you an ice cream at the Dolores Food Market and will qualify you for prizes when you get back to school. Don't forget to read, read, read.
School board plans policy meeting July 31
The Dolores School Board of Education is scheduled to meet on July 31 at 5 p.m. for a policy review meeting followed by the regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the Professional Development room behind the District Office, 100 N. Sixth St.
Football team outdoes itself in Lift-A-Thon
The Dolores High School football team had a great turnout for the Lift-A-Thon over the weekend. Last year, the team lifted a combined weight of about 8,500 pounds. The team lifted a combined weight of 13,550 pounds over the weekend!