Situated at the edge of the Spring Mountains and the Red Rock National Conservation Area, our 33-acre Dawson home of flexible space and modern learning abruptly shut down in March. We left our classrooms filled with tangible remnants of the Dawson Bears spirit and headed into an indefinite distance learning reality. Hard questions emerged about how we might maintain who we are as a school while managing a crisis that was beleaguering our community. We grappled with so many uncertainties: What’s a Google Meet? How will we persevere? How do we still continue to provide safe spaces for our students? How can we build connections, provide a climate of care, and allow equitable access to educational experiences through devices? Will we be able to recreate what is unique about our Dawson community, virtually?
Dawson teacher Michelle Rourke reads the New York Times bestseller Sulwe, written by Lupita Nyong'o, illustrated by Vashti Harrison, and published by Simon & Schuster.
This summer The Alexander Dawson School is excited to present family read-alouds featuring diverse anti-bias/anti-racist children’s books. Each reading will also include discussion questions regarding identity, history, race, and more, to help guide these important reflections at home.
For more information about the School's commitment to unity, visit adsrm.org/unity
The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, an independent school located on 33-acres in the community of Summerlin, is Nevada’s first Stanford University Challenge Success partner school for students in early childhood through grade eight. Utilizing the unique Challenge Success framework, Dawson uses research-based strategies and programs that emphasize student wellbeing and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners.
Students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.