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Hello DES Families, 

I'm excited to share with you one of the more exciting Driswood/community collaborations in an effort to support student mental health/social emotional needs.   

Trauma informed researchers continue to remind us that moving the body is one of most impactful things we can do to reduce the effects of trauma.  Students will  walk the book walk with their class and take time to discuss different forms of bravery and how they have been brave lately.  

The book and posters were created and given to us by the Shepherdstown Library. 

Mrs. McDonald, School Counselor

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Mrs. Young's Class Participates in Nearpod Activities!

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Ready for Rainbows at DES!
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Driswood Highlighted!

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Jefferson County Schools (JCS) had the chance to highlight some of their programs Friday when Aimee Viana, the United States Department of Education Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, visited Driswood Elementary School (DES). Ms. Viana received a tour of the school from DES Principal Kelly Osborne and had a chance to observe teachers and students in the classroom.
The tour included a trauma-informed sensory classroom, a first-grade classroom featuring Balanced Literacy, an essential skill initiative in coding, and a fourth-grade gondola STEM Project. Ms. Viana said she was especially interested in the Balanced Literacy program and the EL Summer Camp hosted at Driswood for the last few years. The ten-day language-rich, cultural experience for English learners in elementary grades across the district is held in the summer. The experience focuses on arts integration as a key strategy for developing English language proficiency in a safe, welcoming environment. The summer experience culminates with a musical performance by participants, which family and community members attend.
Third Grade Students Explore Learning to Celebrate Yourself and Others with Tanya Dallas Lewis!

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STEM Student Initiative!



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BTFEOverview 2019.pdf

PTO Newsletter
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March 2020 Newsletter.pdf

 To assist our families that may have no, or limited internet access JCS has worked to make available over 35 sites, including every school in the county, 9 community sites, multiple mobile Wi-Fi buses, and take home hotspots to enable students to have access free WiFi for their schoolwork. 
Click the link for information
HotSpot Poster.pdf

Lets Create!
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Checkout Mr. Ratliff's Class Using the StopMotion App! Click Below!


100 Days Smarter!

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