Academy of Environmental Sciences

Where Wonders Grow - September 22

Second grade zoologists in action.

First grade botanists and their investigations.

Third Grade Saluda Shoals Field Study Monday, September 22.

Scott out of office

I will attend a portion of Monday with the 3rd graders at Saluda Shoals as I did with 2nd and 1st grade classes. I also have a 12:00 SCASA meeting. Please see Mrs. Poore should you need assistance.

2nd Grade Data Team Fishbowl

Monday, Sep. 22nd, 8-9am

DFES conference room

One of the district initiatives includes Data Teaming. Data teaming is a process where grade levels/teams collect data, analyze data, set SMART goals, determine instructional strategies, and evaluate results. This process has been proven to positively impact student achievement.


Each school in the district has selected one team to be observed and given feedback by some gurus of the data team process along with members of our district instructional staff. Our second grade team will represent DFES this year. Last year our first grade team was observed and the fifth grade team went through this process two years ago.

Tuesday, September 23 afternoon PD

The fourth Tuesday of each month is designated for data teams. Our certified staff will meet with their respective data teams from 3:15 - 4:15. Each grade level has determined their respective meeting location.

Fox Trot Fundraiser Kick off begins Wednesday, September 24

5th Grader to be honored by Irmo/Lake Murray Rotary

Congratulation are in order for Anna Sycamore. Anna achieved the highest possible score for the writing portion of PASS testing this past spring. She and her parents will attend the Rotary meeting Wednesday morning to be recognized.

First nine weeks interims to go home Thursday, September 25

DFES Family Night (formerly curriculum night)

Thursday, Sep. 25th, 6-7:30pm

7900 Broad River Rd

Irmo, SC

Given our schedule for this night we will send a remind text message to parents which hopefully means that homeroom teachers will receive RSVP's this week. Please refer to Mrs. Poore's email regarding this event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

5th Grade Reconstruction Trunk

Friday, Sep. 26th, 8am-12pm

DFES mini theatre

Looking to learn more about reconstruction. You don't want to miss this touchstone experience by our fifth graders. You will walk away with learning about this period of time from multiple perspectives.

Mission Statement

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