FUSION is Dawson's annual collection of literary, visual, and audio work from students K-12. This year, every grade is represented, across over 100 works. FUSION is published online: Find a link on the Portal and the Dawson homepage. So much wonderful work: Congratulations to all!
Dawson is in the self-study phase of re-accreditation. As part of this effort, after a year-long process with faculty, staff, and trustees, Dawson has approved a new Mission Statement.
"Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students, through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world."
We are proud to implement this statement as a full reflection of Dawson's program and goals.
Dawson School challenges its students to achieve excellence not only in mind and body, but in character. The school adopted four virtues years ago as points of emphasis and focus for us all: respect, compassion, courage, and integrity. Every day, our campus strives to live these values, through gestures big and small. Which virtue did you exemplify today?
THREE wonderful concerts means THREE chances to enjoy our talent musical performers! Wed., Apr. 17, 7-12 Choral/Band concert, Wed., Apr. 24, 4-6 Choral/Band, and Thur., May 9, K-4 Music. PLUS - preceding each event, plan to arrive a bit early and peruse the wonderful visual art on display, a special show from our amazing visual artists in grades 7-12. 6:00p Art Show/reception, 7:00p Concert. Enjoy!
Dawson is delighted to welcome guests from Europa International School in Sevilla, Spain! The two schools have had a long partnership. This year, four students will live with Dawson families for a month and be a part of our community, from classes to prom. Please reach out and make them feel welcome!
Did you see what everyone was up to during Winterim and Immersion programs? The 2019 blog is still up - link on the homepage and in the Portal. There was cool stuff happening, near and far. Surf through and check out everybody's adventures!
Dawson Athletics has been ranked No. 12 statewide - all sports, all classifications - by Mile High Sports Magazine! Earning this recognition from 350+ schools is a testament to the breadth and depth of Dawson's program. Congratulations to our committed students, excellent coaches, and supportive teachers, families, and fans. We couldn’t have done this without everyone involved! #dawsonpride
The cafe next to the Learning Commons - The Pony Express - is now open! From 7:30-10:15 a.m. and from 1:45-3:45 p.m., there will be drinks and snacks available for purchase. Everyone with an ID card - students, faculty, staff - will be required to purchase using that card and an Express Pay account; watch for details on how to sign up!
Starting Monday, hunt for the 11 DAWSON ROCKS hidden outside, all over campus. Find a rock... bring to any admin desk... get a selfie with rock, and give your name and team color... win points for your team!
Dawson's new Learning Commons is open and popular already! There are wonderful spaces for solo and group learning, and a multitude of resources for research and study. Plus it's a gorgeous place to hang out with some of the best views on campus. Digital Literacy guru Tina Hefty calls it home base, as do our learning specialists and IT team. A place for study, collaboration, support, inspiration, and community. Thank you to our Campus Growth early donors and the Alexander Dawson Foundation for bringing this to Dawson!
We are delighted to announce that Dawson was recognized as the best private school in the region in Boulder Weekly's "Best of Boulder" poll for the 13th year. We are honored to have so many people recognize the value Dawson brings to the community, and the importance of excellence in education.
Mark your calendar for DRACULA, the Dawson Upper School Theater's fall play. A hilarious take on this classic tale. Performances Thursday - Friday - Saturday, November 8-9-10, at 7:00 p.m. in the Arts Center Theater. Rated PG for fake blood. Don't miss it!
Dawson is always trying to enhance safety on campus, and to ensure our community is prepared in the unlikely event of a campus emergency. Beginning in October, there will be Lockdown Drills in October, February, and April, Tornado Drills in April and May, and Fire Drills monthly. Please follow instructions quickly and calmly - thank you!
Dawson College Counseling is pleased to welcome over 150 colleges and universities to campus to meet with students and staff this fall. We are proud of our relationships with these fine institutions, and of the remarkable students they come to meet. Welcome - we're glad you're here!
FALL SPIRIT WEEK is September 24-28 and, as always, there will be fun in store! Themed dress up days and special activities lead up to Dawson Fest and Homecoming games and dance. Get in on it! #dawsonpride
DRESS UP DAYS: America Monday, Tropical Tuesday, Pajama Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, Blue & White/Dawson Friday!
Back-To-School Nights are a great way for parents to start the year, meet teachers, see what's ahead. Everyone starts at 6:30pm. Thursday, August 30, Upper School starts in the Dining Commons and Lower School starts in the Athletic Center. Thursday, September 6, Middle School starts in the Dining Commons. FREE CHILDCARE - drop off at gym 6:15p. (Thanks, Upper School students!)
These last weeks of school are jam-packed with final projects, exams, shows, performances, and post-season play. But from moving up to graduation, it is such a wonderful time of year to celebrate our students - not what they have done, but who they have become. Dawson is proud to have been a part of that journey.