Academy of Environmental Sciences

Where Wonders Grow!

DFES Belief Statments

  • 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 a culture of wondering and questioning.
  • We believe learning should be viewed 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 our actions should be aligned with our beliefs.



  • increase student math achievement
  • sustain and build upon student writing achievement

Strategies for accomplishing goals:

  • inquiring into writing engaging curriculum for and with students through environmental education
  • inquiring into instructional strategies


We are excited that Beatriz Gantt officially begins as our full time Spanish teacher Tuesday. She is just as excited and is looking forward to the journey ahead.

DFES Magnet School Open House

Tuesday, Jan. 20th, 6:30-8pm


Our site based magnet school open house is designed to give prospective families insight into our environmental sciences magnet theme in action. We are excited to showcase how our students take on the identity of scientists. Please refer to the email sent by E. Perkins regarding further details.

We will utilize parking in the rear so that prospective families can park in the church and cafeteria lots.

District leadership team members will meet as regularly scheduled. However school based committees will not meet due to our school event.

2nd Nine Weeks Report Cards Go Home Thursday, January 22

Tag of Honor Ceremonies

Friday, Jan. 23rd, 8am-2pm


We recognize our Fox Cubs for their efforts and hard work during the 2nd nine weeks. A reminder to utilize rear parking so that visitors have access to parking in the church and cafeteria parking lots.

Birthday Wishes!

  • 1/18 D. Toth
  • 1/23 K. Spitzform

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