Dondero Elementary School

4-Star Shining Star School

Our Harvey N. Dondero Elementary School Dolphin team is proud to be recognized as a 4-Star, Shining Star school. The academic growth that our students demonstrated came from the continuous hard work and dedication from all of our stakeholders: teachers, students, support staff, families, community and administration. We pride ourselves on having a collaborative atmosphere which embraces our families in order to support our kids, together.

At Dondero Elementary School, our teachers utilize S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts Integration and Mathematics) to encourage active learners through real world applications. In addition, through our teacher-led Professional Learning Communities and Response to Instruction process, we maintain high expectations of instructional delivery driven by the Nevada Academic Content Standards and assessment results for all students.

The students’ names were hung on Hero Trees and each staff member picked a couple of names. In so doing, the staff members committed to covertly going the extra mile to get to know their Hero Tree students who might otherwise have gone overlooked.

Finally, we believe that engaging students in extracurricular activities such as our Future Dance program, musical performances, Arts Alive, basketball, football, cheerleading, soccer, Coding Club, tutoring, violin and other schoolwide events promote a positive climate and culture, which also impacts our student achievement and sense of community

We have Dolphin pride!