Where Wonders Grow

DFES Beliefs

  • We believe all people deserve to feel safe, valued, and loved.
  • We believe all children are naturally curious about the world around them.
  • We believe learning is a social process.
  • We believe inquiry fosters an environment of curiosity and wondering.
  • We believe in learning from multiple perspectives.
  • We believe in learning from authentic primary sources.
  • We believe in encouraging learners to take risks.
  • We believe reflection should lead to change and growth.
  • We believe reflection should lead to social action.
  • We believe our actions must be aligned with our beliefs.

DFES Academic Goals


  • Increase student math achievement
  • Sustain and build upon student writing achievement

Actions to achieve goals:

  • Inquire into instructional strategies.
  • Inquire into writing engaging curriculum for and with students through environmental education units of study.

Principal for the Day

So Alex Hill from Windham's class was the Principal for the Day this past Friday. Alex is well read, an avid scientist, and lover of all things "Ohio State." This kid has a tremendously bright future.

PBIS Set Team Evaluation

Tuesday, March 24th, 9-11am


As we prepare for this visit please refer to the email E. Perkins sent February 17.

Data Team Tuesday

Fourth Tuesday's are designated for data team purposes. We will not pull together collectively after school.

Marco's Pizza Night

Tuesday, March 24th, 3-8pm

937 Lake Murray Boulevard

Irmo, SC

Consider Marco's Pizza for dinner this coming Tuesday. Tell them that you are with DFES and a portion of the proceeds will return to our school.

We develop students who care about the world we live in and express critical thinking through natural curiosity and wonder.