Dorsey News Team
Join the Fire Reel Award Winning Dorsey Morning Announcement Team! Our team is made up of 8 students who not only appear on screen, but also work behind the scenes learning technical, management, and teamwork skills. Auditions are 3 times a year. The team starts our mornings at Dorsey with pledges, important updates, weather, birthdays, fun facts, what's for lunch, and more!
Our Dorsey Honor Choir is made up of 5th Grade students who love to sing. Everyone is welcome, there is no tryout for choir. Rehearsals are during our specials time every Friday. We sing many performances every year, including Veterans Day, our Holiday Concert and Tour Day, a cluster concert with other choirs in our area, PTA programs and a Choir Festival/competition at the end of the year.
To be eligible for Pride Council, students must have an eighty average in all subjects and all S's in citizenship. Pride Council is a group of 4th and 5th grade student leaders at Dorsey. Pride Council are trusted helpers around the campus and coordinate service projects throughout the year.
All 4th and 5th Grade students participate in World Music Drumming instruction in their regular music classes. Students learn the importance of leading and following, of joining in and listening to others. Students that enjoy drumming can audition for our Dorsey Drum ensemble that meets after school. We play music from many cultures and give performances for our school and community.
Watch D.O.G.S is the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family and community engagement, organization. D.O.G.S stands for Dads of Great Students, but it’s not limited to just dads! Grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles or any other father figure can volunteer to help out in a variety of school activities.
The Dorsey Chess Champs Club is for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. There are 12 members who meet after school on Tuesdays and before school on Fridays in the library. They start out learning basics of the pieces and board setup and quickly move on to well known openings and defenses. By learning chess, students are also learning critical thinking skills, pattern recognition, sportsmanship, patience, and problem solving.