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  • Why the Dawson Community is Stronger Together

    Each year, Dawson faculty and staff choose a throughline that helps anchor our greater purpose and keeps our community connected. Head of School Roxanne Stansbury shares her take on this year’s throughline, Stronger Together, and what it means to the Dawson community.
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  • Dawson Spotlight: Tara Krametbauer

    Have you met Tara Krametbauer yet? Tara Krametbauer was born in San Diego, California, and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from UNLV with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in literacy education. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. Currently, she teaches second grade and you can learn more about her in this edition of #DawsonSpotlight!
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  • Dawson Spotlight: Jahvin Cosey

    Have you met Ms. Jahvin Cosey yet? Ms. Cosey was born in Los Angeles, California. Before moving to Las Vegas, she lived in Chicago, Illinois, and Des Moines, Iowa. She has bachelor's degree in sales and marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master's degree in elementary education from DePaul University. In her free time, Jahvin enjoys spending time with her husband and son, being a baseball mom, selling real estate, swimming, cooking, and setting goals and crushing them. Currently, she teaches third grade and you can learn more about her in this edition of #DawsonSpotlight!
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  • New Podcast On Dawson's Curricular Philosophy & More!

    We're kicking off the 2021-2022 school year with Head of School Roxanne Stansbury and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Brandon Wiley in conversation with Assistant Head of School Andrew Bishop about curriculum innovations at Dawson and around the world. Topics include educational trends, personalized learning, using data to set up frameworks for student success, and casting vision for the future of education and project-based learning at Dawson. You'll also hear about Dawson's Design Lab, the core of excellence, a new education committee, and what parents should look for in Curriculum Night. Tune in as we set our community up for success this year!

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  • Why the Dawson Community is Stronger Together

    Roxanne Stansbury, Head of School
    Each year, Dawson faculty and staff choose a throughline that helps anchor our greater purpose and keeps our community connected. Head of School Roxanne Stansbury shares her take on this year’s throughline, Stronger Together, and what it means to the Dawson community.
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  • Dawson Alum Profile: Lauren ('06) & Carmen ('08) Hollifield

    Shea Phillips, Marketing Communications & Events Manager
    When the Hollifield family relocated from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas in 2001, Lauren and Carmen joined the Dawson community in the School's second year as fourth and second-grade students, respectively. Lauren graduated from the eighth grade in 2006 and Carmen graduated in 2008, and now 20 years after they first became Dawson Bears, both sisters have pursued advanced degrees and careers in medicine, crediting the Dawson experience with making a huge impact on their educational and professional paths.
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  • Read the Latest Edition of The Petroglyph Magazine, Spring + Summer 2021

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  • Meet the Team: Spring 2021 Golf



    We are excited to announce our first-ever Bears Golf team, led by Coaches Kyle Baker and Lee Shurtleff! The team will kick off the season with its first match tomorrow vs. The Meadows School and Las Vegas Day School.

    GO BEARS GO!

    You can learn more about our program at adsrm.org/athletics or on the MyDawson Resource Board.
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  • Meet the Team: Spring 2021 Tennis


    Today, we are excited to announce our Bears Tennis team, led by Coaches Amanda Brazell, Jan Brazell, Nancy Myster and Lee Shurtleff! 

    GO BEARS GO! #BearsAthleticsLV

    You can learn more about our program at adsrm.org/athletics or on the MyDawson Resource Board.
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  • Dawson's Early Childhood Bike Day 2021

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  • Meet the Team: Spring 2021 Track & Field



    Are you ready for Dawson's Spring 2021 Athletics season?! Today, we are excited to announce our Bears Track and Field team, led by Coaches Jess Balzano, Corey Drummond and Malcolm Hodge! The team will compete in its first meet on Thursday, April 22.

    GO BEARS GO! #BearsAthleticsLV

    You can learn more about our program at adsrm.org/athletics or on the MyDawson Resource Board.
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  • Thank You For Supporting the Dawson Annual Fund!



    As we all know, this academic year in particular required a lot of sacrifice, resiliency, and steadfast commitment as Dawson navigated some remarkably uncommon challenges. Yet, when our 100 in 100 Annual Fund campaign began in December, we never could have predicted the generous outpouring of support we would receive. 

    We’ve strengthened many important relationships across several constituencies and made unimaginable strides in support of our campus and facilities; health and safety initiatives; teaching and learning resources; diversity, equity, and inclusion work; and our all-around “I Love Everything About Dawson” designation. The unwavering dedication and determination of this School should make all of us proud, and we are thrilled to announce the following donor highlights from over the last 100 days:
    • 365 Individual Donor Goal: 124% participation from 454 donors
    • Faculty & Staff: 100% participation
    • School Leadership: 100% participation
    • Alexander Dawson Foundation Trustees & Parent Trustees: 100% participation
    • Parents: 61% participation
    • Grandparents: 26 gifts
    • Alumni & Alumni Parents: 24 gifts
    Reinforcing Dawson’s foundation as a center of academic excellence means inspiring a culture of philanthropy across campus. So with this year’s success as a beacon for the future, we hope to establish a new tradition of giving amongst our families, as you all play a special and vital role in our community as loving supporters of our students and their education. Thank you for being a part of the Dawson Difference, and thank you for making a profound impact on the lives of our young learners. 
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  • What's One Thing Students Love About Dawson? Teachers!



    There are only THREE weeks remaining in Dawson's "100 in 100" Annual Fund Campaign! In this video that asks, "What's one thing our students love about Dawson?" it's all about our amazing educators. Watch now to hear more from our students and then help us reach our goal of 100% participation by making your Annual Fund donation at adsrm.org/giving

    PIZZA + FREE DRESS: This week, any grade level that achieves at least 75 percent parent participation by March 14 will win a special day of free dress and a homeroom/advisory class pizza party on Tuesday, March 23!
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  • What's One Thing Students Love About Dawson? Campus & Facilities!


    There are only FOUR weeks remaining in Dawson's "100 in 100" Annual Fund Campaign! We're continuing the video series in which we ask "What's one thing our students love about Dawson?" This week is all about campus and facilities - Watch now to hear more from our students and then help us reach our goal of 100% participation by making your Annual Fund donation at adsrm.org/giving

    ENTER TO WIN: When you give a minimum of $100 this week only, you'll be automatically entered to win one FIRST-IN-LINE CARPOOL PASS for the remainder of the school year(!!!) or one of (3) Dawson YETI mugs. Winners will be contacted by email.
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  • What's One Thing Students Love About Dawson? Health & Safety!



    There are only FIVE weeks remaining in Dawson's "100 in 100" Annual Fund Campaign! We're excited to kick off a video series in which we ask "What's one thing our students love about Dawson?" This week is all about health and safety - Watch now to hear more from our students and then help us reach our goal of 100% participation by making your Annual Fund donation at adsrm.org/giving.

    ENTER TO WIN: When you give a minimum of $25 this week, you'll be automatically entered to win one of (3) $100 gift certificates for Bear Wear or one of (3) Dawson YETI coffee mugs.
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  • Dawson Alumni honor the faculty who had the greatest impact on their lives




    Join #AmazingDawsonAlums Elijah, Cameron and Grace in honoring the Dawson faculty who've made the greatest impact on your life! Dawson's "100 in 100" Annual Fund Campaign is in full swing and you can GIVE NOW in honor of your favorite faculty member at adsrm.org/giving.
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  • This Isn’t an Upbeat Education Blog

    Megan Gray, Chief Communications Officer
    A Special Note (1/06/2021): Over the course of winter break, I wrote this blog about the challenges of keeping a school open during the pandemic, firmly believing that with some time away from campus to reflect on the year so far - more specifically, on the need to continue supporting each other through the next wave of the pandemic by “holding” one another - it would help me and others feel more connected and hopeful about the new year and new semester. I could have never anticipated that five days after we shared this blog, our community would suffer an indescribable loss with the tragic passing on New Year’s Day of a bright, vivacious Dawson eighth-grade student. 

    This blog uses tidal waves as a metaphor for the challenges that the pandemic has wrought; this was a different tidal wave to hit our campus and unlike all the processes and protocols we put in place to control some of the effects of the pandemic, there is simply no way to prepare for the loss of a life. Over and over, the sorrow and disbelief continue to slam into each Dawson student, family, faculty, and staff member who knew her. Our collective grieving has just begun, and the only way to work our way through it is together, as one school community. For me, the concept of holding is more real and precious than ever before, and we must continue to hold one another without judgment or expectation. It is in this spirit that we are resharing this blog post. While framed within the context of the pandemic, we hope the general emotions and thoughts the blog conveys are relatable on a larger scale and the resources shared on grief and holding are just as helpful. 
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  • A Message From The Alexander Dawson School

    Dear Dawson Community,

    The Alexander Dawson School is devastated to share the news that Dawson eighth-grade student Aumnie Halper, a vivacious, bright, and joyful member of our community, passed away on January 1, 2021. There are no words to express the deep grief and sadness our community is feeling, and there are no words of comfort that seem adequate. 

    Aumnie has been at Dawson since kindergarten, and there are few on campus who have not experienced her infectious laughter, sense of humor, and lovely smile. She was an advocate, an outgoing community bridge-builder, performer, artist, and athlete. Her positive impact on our campus was palpable, and her passing leaves a void that cannot be filled.

    In addition to supporting Aumnie’s family, our primary concern is to care for our students, families, faculty, and staff. We want you to know that when our students return to campus on Tuesday, January 5, we will have developmentally-appropriate opportunities for students to come together with trusted faculty and counselors to process their grief, support one another, and begin to heal. For the eighth-grade class, in particular, Tuesday will not be a normal school day; instead, the class will be together with their teachers to talk, share, and grieve. We will also have additional grief counselors on hand to help all of our students, faculty, and staff process their emotions.  

    We know communicating a tragedy of this nature to children is difficult, and asking questions and seeking details is a natural response in their attempt to process. We recommend that you show caution in sharing details, but do allow your child to express themselves and share their fears and concerns. Most importantly, reassure them they are safe and loved. These are often the simplest yet most impactful ways to help children work through the confusion and fear a tragedy such as this brings to the surface. If you need additional support finding appropriate phrases and words to discuss this with your children, we highly recommend the following professional articles/resources:



    Our strong sense of community will be a source of strength as we grieve this profound loss. We will continue to hold Aumnie’s mother, family, and friends in the light as they struggle with her untimely departure, and we will continue to hold each other as we all remember Aumnie’s beautiful spirit.
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The Alexander Dawson School

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 academics, wellbeing, and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners and leaders. At Dawson, students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.