Full day 8:57 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1st day 8:57 a.m. to 11:51 a.m.
Half days 8:57 a.m. to 11:51 a.m.
56775 Rice Street
New Hudson, MI 48165
Principal - Megan Goodemoot
Main Office - 248-573-8400
Fax - 248-486-4322
Dolsen Mission Statement:
The Dolsen community is committed to developing 21st century learners that know how to take care of themselves, each other, our school and the world. We are devoted to providing the highest quality education, so that all students can excel as individuals and become leaders of their learning.
Dolsen Vision Statement:
Dolsen Elementary strives to cultivate life-long learners who are able to communicate, collaborate, problem-solve, and think critically in all areas of life. We are committed to developing the whole-child by immersing each student in experiences that develop empathetic individuals who are positive and contributing members of society. With the support of our community, we shall create a quality learning environment that provides and promotes diverse educational opportunities for all.
Our school has undergone extensive remodeling over the years. We sport a separate gym and cafeteria, as well as a media center. Dolsen students have multiple opportunities to use technology as an instructional tool to enhance learning. 5 Google Chromebooks are supplied for each K-5 classroom, with touch-screen interactive devices for K-1 classrooms. We also have an interactive SMARTBoard, iPads, an ELMO document camera, and projectors in each K-5 classroom. Google Chromebooks are supplied to students through multiple Google Chromecarts used throughout the building.
We have over 500 students in grades K-5. We have library, physical education, music and art in addition to our regular classroom curriculum. Our staff is dedicated to providing a quality education for their students. All are very caring individuals toward all of our students. Our staff is fully certified and meet federal and State qualifications for providing student instruction. Children’s academic and social education come first at Dolsen. Our staff use their expertise to creatively deliver the South Lyon Community School core curriculum.
Our school is AdvancED Accredited. We encourage you to become familiar with our progress and goals, by reading our school improvement (SIP) report and annual reports, available in our school office. Our curriculum is aligned with the Michigan Department of Education’s Common Core State Standards. These standards are included in our South Lyon Community Schools curriculum guides, available in our school office.
Dolsen Elementary utilizes a variety of assessments to improve instructional delivery. Some of these are teacher generated, some are district generated, and others are State standardized tests. We administer the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (M-Step) to our third, fourth and fifth graders in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Parents receive information about our school in numerous ways. Upcoming events and pertinent information are included in our parent newsletter The Dolsen Discovery. Parents may also learn about our school through this website or by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Teachers at Dolsen also provide classroom newsletters, containing more specific information to their classroom, as well as class website and Twitter accounts.
School Improvement Goals:
Dolsen Elementary School has embraced the AdvancED transitions accreditation plan as the central focus of our school improvement plan. Student assessment data is analyzed, and specific best practice teacher strategies are implemented with students where needed. Our building shared involvement team serves as this plan's steering committee. Our building shared involvement team includes support staff, teachers, parents, and administration.
Our carefully written mission and its supporting belief statements guide our building plan. Our performance goals are:
Focus Area: Reading: All students will be proficient in reading comprehension when engaged in both narrative and expository text (including topics within the science and social studies curricula).
Focus Area: Writing: All students will be proficient in writing (including topics within the science and social studies curricula)..
Focus Area: Math: All students will be proficient in mathematical reasoning and fluency.
The plan is a work in progress, which we modify to align with AdvancED and our student needs. We hosted a successful External Review in the winter of 2016, where we maintained full accreditation.Dolsen Belief Statements: