November 21, 2014

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Bates students learning Spanish

Bates kindergarten Spanish students had fun while learning "Hola" and "Adiós"… Click image for more info ...

Bates students learning Spanish Bates students learning Spanish

Staff Professional Development

Friday, October 24th was a professional development day for the Dexter Schools' staff.  Teacher learning is a key link to improving student learning.  The teaching staff in Dexter is committed to improving their craft for our students.… Click image for more info ...

Staff Professional Development Staff Professional Development

Blue for Bullying

  On Monday, October 6th the students at Cornerstone wore blue for standing up to bullying.  Cornerstone students want Cornerstone to be bully free and the students are helping this happen by being "upstanders."  An "upstander" stands up for themselves and others.  Please help us stop bullying!… Click image for more info ...

Blue for Bullying Blue for Bullying

Young Five students visit Independence Lake

The young five students all visited Independence Lake this past week to learn about fall.  The students looked at plants and used their senses to see, hear, feel, and smell things associated with fall.  It was a beautiful day and we appreciated all the information the staff at Independence Lake gave… Click image for more info ...

Young Five students visit Independence Lake Young Five students visit Independence Lake

News and Notes

Please click HERE to download a pdf of the inaugural edition of the Dexter Community Schools News and Notes, a quarterly electronic newsletter. Over the past year, we’ve been focusing a lot of effort on improving communications.

Our weekly Events Lists provide an at-a-glance summary of major events in the district. Our twice-monthly Community Mailing e-mails are a way for local non-profit school and community groups to share their goings-on with a large audience. The Dread Strong Facebook page is a casual bulletin board where students, parents & teachers cheer each other’s accomplishments and events.

Parent Groups at several buildings have started their own Facebook pages. Superintendent forums have helped staff and families share their short- and long-term goals for the district.

And we’ve added a Talk To Us app to our website, where people can ask questions and raise concerns anonymously or request a personal response.

Last, but certainly not least, we are totally revamping the district website. We hope you will find it informative, attractive, and an accurate reflection of all the wonderful things going on in the Dexter Community School District. Stay tuned for a late fall/early winter launch!

Upcoming Events


Thursday, November 20
NHS Blood Drive at DHS Band Room - all day
Creekside Student Council Meeting 7:15am-8:00am
Sixth Grade all Music Concert at CPA 7:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, November 21
ABCD Barn Blast at Cottonwood Barn 7:00pm-11:00pm
Dexter Hockey WLN Tournament at Vets Ice Arena 5:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, November 22
Extended Open Swim 1:00pm-7:00pm
Dexter Hockey WLN Tournament at Vets Ice Arena 3:00pm-7:00pm

Sunday, November 23
Extended Open Swim 9:00am-4:00pm