Donelson Elementary

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Once again Donelson has received straight A’s on the state report card in both in achievement and value added. This means that not only our school was honored for having excellent student achievement, but also our students had more than one year’s expected growth. We are so proud of our teachers and students as we have maintained these top grades since the school opened. We are the only local school who has received straight A’s.

 

spellingbeewinnersDonelson Elementary hosted their school Spelling Bee on December 9, 2013. Two representatives from each 4th and 5th grade homeroom competed in the bee.  The winner was Emily Abbott (center), 2nd place was Pryce Jones (left), and 3rd place was Sebastian Edney (right).

 

 

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On December 5th, third graders at Donelson Elementary took holiday cards and goodies to the deputies at the Sheriff’s Substation in Arlington.

 

 

 

DES_betaclubDonelson Elementary 5th graders were inducted into the National Junior Beta Club on Thursday, December 5, 2013.

 

 

 

Students enjoyed shopping for their family and friends at the Holiday Gift Shop in December. Volunteer parents helped the 3rd grade students pick out gifts, pay, and wrap the gifts.

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Rick Eiseman, American Paper & Twine, presents Lori Tooker with a gift basket

Rick Eiseman, American Paper & Twine, presents Lori Tooker with a gift basket

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“This week’s Teacher of the Week, exemplifies what it means to be a great teacher,” said Karen Shaffer, American Paper & Twine Vice President. “We had numerous entries on Mrs. Tooker’s behalf, and we feel she has continually gone above and beyond the standards of an excellent teacher.”

Karen Bartlett, Lori Tooker, and Macy Bartlett, 2nd Grade

Karen Bartlett, Lori Tooker, and Macy Bartlett, 2nd Grade

“My kids have learned so much from her by the different strategies she uses in her classroom,” Said Karen Barlett, Donelson Elementary parent. “For example, this year she has created a ‘Tooker Store, Bank, Court, and Money.’ The kids receive money for things such as good conduct, good deeds, and any kind of ‘extra’ stuff they do to help in the classroom. Once a month the kids get to go to the ‘Tooker Store’ with the money they have earned. If someone turns in homework late, they go to ‘Tooker Court’ and must present their case. The kids are learning how to count money, how to keep their conduct ‘in check’ as well as learning the responsibility for their actions.”

Each week during the Titans’ season, submissions are reviewed to find exceptional teachers. The winning teachers receive a $400 gift basket full of supplies for their classroom, and a new winner is announced every Tennessee Titans game. At the end of the season a ‘Teacher of the Year’ is selected from the Teacher of the Week winners. This deserving teacher will receive an award, a gift basket of school supplies (worth approximately $800) and tickets to the December 29th game vs. the Houston Texans.

Photo Courtesy of DES

Photo Courtesy of DES

K-2 Winners
1st Place Chandler Buntin
2nd Place Lena Carson
3rd Place Bree Alvardo

3-5 Winners
1st Place Alanna Johnson
2nd Place Jared Harris
3rd Place Camryn Ellis

Photo Courtesy of DES

Photo Courtesy of DES


Artwork by fifth grader Hayden Shipman was selected in May to hang permanently in the front hallway of Donelson Elementary School.

Photo Courtesy of DES

Photo Courtesy of DES

On May 9, Pre-K through 2nd graders at Donelson Elementary School were treated to a visit by the Peabody Ducks and Duckmaster Anthony.


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