Dawson Athletics

Athletics are an essential component of The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain educational experience and is central to the School’s mission of mind, body and character. Through athletics, students face both success and defeat, preparing them for the achievements and disappointments of life. Participation in competitive athletics provides students the opportunity to experience and the value of dedication, sacrifice, time management, and teamwork. Students also develop leadership skills and strength of character.

Dawson leadership, in coordination with the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) and our Red Rock Athletic Conference (RRAC), will delay all middle school athletics during the fall 2020 season. Our athletics schedule will be revisited in November with RRAC with the hope for a winter season. 


Seasons

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Red Rock Athletic Conference Championships

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  • Basketball

    2010 - 7/8 Girls
    2018 - 5/6 Boys
  • Cross Country

    2016 - 5/6 Girls
    2018 - 7/8 Girls
  • Football

    2004 - 5/6th
    2006 – 5/6th
    2009 – 7/8th
    2010 – 7/8th
    2011 – 7/8th
  • Swim

    2015 – 7/8th 1st place Individual 100 freestyle 
  • Tennis

    2011 - 14U/USTA
    2015 – 5/8th Tournament Singles Champ
  • Volleyball

    2008 – 5/6
    2016 - 5/6
    2017 - 5/6

Dawson Athletics Philosophy

The focus of the Middle School athletics programis for students to gain experience in various sports and athletics skill development. The athletics department, coaches and athletes work together to create an inclusive, competitive team environment, while preparing students for the transition to high school athletics. As student-athletes at a Challenge Success school, our Dawson Bears will also gain experience in life skills such as time management. 

Dawson Athletics offers a no-cut policy that encourages students to be multi-sport athletics and take risks in learning new skills. However, representative roles are based on many factors such as being a great teammate, demonstrated ability and commitment.

Program Goals

  • Develop sport-specific skills
  • Develop knowledge of game strategies and rules
  • Have the opportunity to work cooperatively towards team goals
  • Develop a positive attitude towards teammates and opponents
  • Promote sportsmanship on and off the court/field at all times
  • Promote the concept of “nothing without labor”
  • Encourage the development of leadership qualities
  • Provide each athlete the opportunity to work toward a healthy lifestyle 

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 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.