Sherri Maxwell is retiring this year.
Finalists from the Friday interviews will be invited to mingle at the Dolores Elementary on March 17 and 18 from 3:35 to 5 p.m. One or more will be invited, so if you want to meet all the finalists, participate in both.
"I once worked with a superintendent whose motto was 'Life is a reading test,' and I agree," said Dolores Elementary School Principal Sherri Maxwell.
Strong reading skills are necessary for almost every job and career path. Just ask anyone who has taken the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.
Dolores Elementary School uses the Accelerated Reader program for students in the second through fifth grades to add fun competition to reading, and they apply for a grant from the Kinder Morgan Foundation to encourage students to read over the summer.
Maxwell recently announced another program to support students. Brad Finch is administering a tutoring grant to about 30 students enrolled in the program.
As part of the grant, Finch has provided free books to give to students and parents. A book rack is set up in the front entry of the school.
"We are hoping to operate this as a 'Need a book, take a book, have a book, share the book' basis. Feel free to help yourself to a book. Once you've finished reading it, return it and get a new one. We will also take donations of gently used books you may have laying around. Happy reading!" Maxwell said.
Irish trip fundraiser
Dolores High School teacher Lisa Vaughn will take Dolores students to Ireland this summer, and she could use your help in raising money..
The Ireland Trip Fund-raiser: Please come and support a group of Dolores Middle and High School students who trying to raise money for a trip of a lifetime. We will be working at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores on Saturday, March 21 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and receive a portion of all sales. Please join us for breakfast, brunch or lunch.
March 20: No school for students
March 26: PE Extravaganza 7 p.m. Aux. Gym
March 30-April 3: Spring Break