MS Day at Dawson

  • 7:45 AM

    Arrival Energy

    There’s energy, then there’s Middle School energy, which thrives in the hallways throughout the day.

  • 8:00 AM


    Excuse me, I need some help.” Small class sizes allow for a lot of one-on-one attention.

  • 8:55 AM


    ni hao ma? Fifth graders study a trimester each of Mandarin, Spanish and French so that in sixth grade they can make an informative language elective decision that they will continue to study throughout their Middle School years.

  • 9:45 AM


    During the daily break period, seventh and eighth graders rotate between participating in clubs such as rocketry, design thinking, leadership, or public speaking to nurture individual interests; checking in with their advisors; participating in clubs; sharing community time organized by MS peer leaders, or participating in a character education program called Passageways.

  • 10:25 AM

    Science Class

    With a 107-acre classroom, learning can take place just about anywhere, including a creek where Earth Science comes to life.

  • 11:15 AM


    Didn’t settle the touch football score earlier in the day? There’s plenty of time to run off adolescent energy after a lunch where two hot entrees, two soups, deli, salad and pb & j bars, and the occassional dessert, has something to please every palate.

  • 12:50 PM

    Technology in Class

    Dawson’s 1:1 iPad program, enhances the way teachers are teaching and students are learning. 

  • 1:40 PM

    Passing Period

    Wait up!” Moving around campus between departmentalized classes is a great way to catch up with friends.

  • 1:45 PM


    We dare to put power tools and saws in the hands of Middle Schoolers as well as paint brushes, pottery wheels, drums, a dance studio and microphones as students have a choice of several art forms to practice.

  • 2:40 PM


    While fifth and sixth graders participate in physical education five times per cycle, seventh and eighth grade students have 12 fall, winter and spring interscholastic opportunities to play.

  • 7:00 PM


    Choral and band classes have formal winter and spring performances, fifth and sixth grades each produce productions, while seventh and eighth grade students collaborate for a full-state musical.