Welcome to Dorr Elementary School - home of the Dragons!

Doors Open at 8:15 AM 
School Starts at 8:30 AM
Dismissal is at 3:00 PM
Fax:  419.867.5734



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 Upcoming Dorr Ranch Events:
9/21         Fall Family Fun Night 6:30-8 pm
9/27         Dorr Fall Picture Day
9/28         Kindergarten Outreach
                 No school for kindergarten students
9/28         Spirit Day (Wear Dorr Spiritwear)







Principal: Mrs. Cheri Copeland-Shull
chericopeland-shull@springfield-schools.org



WELCOME TO DORR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The dedication of Dorr's teaching staff is second to none as they work tirelessly and together to help every child be his/her personal best.  Although the Ohio Department of Education's (ODE) system for rating

schools is changing, it is important to reflect that for the past several years, the efforts of Dorr Elementary School students have allowed the school to achieve high ratings from the ODE.   

We are very proud of the entire Dorr family - students, parents, faculty, and staff - for consistently being recognized for outstanding academic achievement. We truly are committed to being exceptional - - without exception!


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TAB (Teaching Artistic Behaviors)
Each school year always brings something new and exciting. One of those things is what is happening with our kindergarten students in their art classes. Mrs. Rachel Haubert, one of our art teachers, has taken on a new approach to teaching our youngest learners. Through this new approach, the kindergarten students are responding positively to the world of art.

This new approach is called TAB, which stands for Teaching for Artistic Behaviors. The students learn about art by assuming the role of artist and directing their own learning. They practice coming up with art problems to solve, asking questions and seeing possibilities in the world around them. Each week, the class begins with a short demonstration or a discussion to inspire new ideas.

Some students will try the new idea, others will observe the demonstration and then work on an idea of their own, or still others will experiment with materials to create new ideas.

Teaching for artistic behaviors by providing choices creates a nurturing community of artists. When everyone is working on different things, there is less of a tendency to compare oneself to others. Students not only feel safe to find their own ways of expressing ideas and investigating art problems but also celebrate each other’s achievements. Students coach each other, discuss artwork, share materials, and often choose to work with friends and classmates on various projects.

TAB classrooms are highly structured environments. Students work at their own pace, following their own direction of inquiry, and develop skills as they need them. Because everyone is involved in their own self-directed work, the teacher is available to work individually or in small groups to differentiate for the diverse needs of students. The students then learn to reflect on their own work and engage in additional artistic behaviors.

This concept has fully engaged the students, and we can hardly wait to see the many masterpieces that will be created from this new instructional practice. Thank you, Mrs, Haubert, for inspiring creativity in our youngest students.