School Spirit & History


Norma Dorsey Elementary School ...

...welcomed 602 students on August 12, 1996, the first day of school.Office Mural located in the rapidly growing community of Rowlett, Texas.

...has a floor plan that is one of a kind.   Since the building site is on a slope, the design has three terraces.   

...has a natural spring bubbling beneath it.

... has won multiple attendance awards, safety awards, and Gold Performance awards. a "Keep Rowlett Beautiful" campus.

...has Awards Assemblies each grading period to recognize student success.

..has several murals painted by Kathy Holland that decorate our main office, cafeteria, gymnasium, and each of the grade level wings.  They were graciously donated by the PTA.

Wildcat Pledge

Respect yourself, adults, classmates and your school.

School Song

You're gonna hear from Dorsey!
You're gonna see us shine.
We will make our presence known.
Watch us as we learn and grow.
You're gonna hear from Dorsey!
Watch out here we go.
You're gonna hear from the Dorsey Wildcats.
We are ready to roar!
(written by Barbara Crosthwait)


  • Wildcat Welcome -- A chance for parents and students to come an see the classrooms and meet the teacher before the first day of school.
  • Blood Drive -- Dorsey proudly hosts a blood drive each year.
  • Veteran's Day Program -- Several  Veteran's come to share with students.
  • Grandparents Day-- A day to celebrate families and share with our Grandparents what we do at school, as well as, listen to their stories of school.
  • Turkey Trot-- On the last day before Thanksgiving we have a race/ fun run to celebrate fitness.
  • Holiday sing-a-long -- All the school gathers together to sing traditional songs.
  • 5th grade camp
  • End-of-year talent show

A Brief History 

Picture of Norma Dorsey

Our school was named after Norma Dorsey, a life-long Garland educator. She taught in Garland I.S.D. for thirty-two years.   As a teacher, Norma never failed to put her students first. She was known as the "fighter of fighters for student achievement." She inspired students to become better citizens through her sponsorship of educational study trips to Washington, D.C., the National Honor Society and the Beta Club. She retired from teaching in 1987 and passed away in 1990. She left a legacy of love and compassion to her "family of friends." Schools are a place where teachers will practice their profession and students will discover a love for learning. In the years to come, this school will serve as an appropriate monument to a woman who personified all that is right with education.






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