Academy of Environmental Sciences

Where Wonders Grow

DFES Belief Statements

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

DFES Academic Goals 2014 -2015


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

We are seeking to accomplish these two goals by:

  • Inquiring into writing engaging curriculum for and with students through environmental education (units of study)
  • Inquiring into instructional strategies

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Sweet Day!

Monday, Dec. 15th, 12:30-2:30pm

DFES Conference Room

We are inviting staff to bring a something sweet that you have either cooked, baked, created, or even purchased on this day to share with others.

We only ask that items brought in do not require to be kept hot or cold. Thanks!

District and School Based Committees

District leadership teams will meet this Tuesday. All remaining certified staff will meet with their respective school based committees.

School Improvement Council Meeting Wednesday December 17th @ 6:00 p.m.

Cub Reporter to go home Thursday December 18th. Please send with students.

Holiday Luncheon

Friday, Dec. 19th, 10:30am-1:30pm


Karen Erinfolami, parent of a third grader, is providing a luncheon for our entire faculty and staff.

You will have a choice to pick choose 1 meat and three veggies. The menu items include:

  • ham, turkey, baked chicken
  • mash potatoes & gravy, corn, green beans, collards, dressing
  • sweet potato pie for dessert

Sally Somerall's space has been designated for staff members to enjoy this tasty meal.

Birthday Wishes

  • 12/16 P. Riffle
  • 12/19 M. Jordan

Jeans without spirit wear can be worn this week.

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