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 is located on Rice Street near the intersection of Grand River, Pontiac Trail and Milford Road, in New Hudson, Michigan.
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 White Board, iPads, an ELMO document camera, and projectors in each JK-5 classroom. Google Chromebooks are supplied to students through multiple Google Chromecarts used throughout the building.
We have approximately 500 students in grades JK-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 online and 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 online and 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 Student Test of Educational Progress (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.Dolsen Belief Statements