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Thursday, May 24, 2012

BRAVO!! High School Musical Jr. Packs A Punch!

To say this week at Dobson has been jam-packed would be an understatement.  The annual Art Show set up and Show/Sale and the final rehearsals and performances of High School Musical Jr. concluded on Wednesday, May 23rd.

Almost 300 proud family members, friends and faculty passed through the doors of Dobson to view the wonderful art and fantastic performance.  Congratulations to Ms. Purcell and the Dobson students on a great art show.

High School Musical Jr. brought down the house as it "Broke Free" on the Dobson Stage.  58 cast and crew members came together to put on a powerhouse of a performance.  Rehearsing hard since January, "We're All In This Together" was truly the theme of this production process.  Ms. Tierney and Ms. Plumley can't begin to describe how proud they are of the student's dedication and hard work.  Congratulations to our 8th grade cast and crew members.  To Imani, Keyara, Becca, A'Jahnae, Grayson, Josh, David and Trevor, we wish you all the best in High School.  The Dobson Stage will definitely miss your abundant talents, humor and smiles.  Please take a minute to look at some pictures from their performance!

A big thank you to the Home and School for helping to coordinate our concessions and t-shirts again this year.  We really appreciate all that you do.  Thank you to the faculty for allowing us to borrow the students this week! We couldn't have pulled this off without you. 

 8th Grade Cast Members 

Gabriella and Troy
Sharpay and Ryan




Martha and Jackie Scott


Coach Bolton and Ms. Darbus

Wildcats Basketball Team

Taylor McKessie


Louie on Sound

Chris on Lights

Nick our Stage Manger

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

James Dobson's 2nd Annual Art Show and Sale!

Parents and Friends of the Dobson Family,

Please come out to JDS on Wednesday, May 30th, from 3:30-6:30 pm, to view the exceptional artwork of our student artists.  Every student has one masterpiece on display, and everything is for sale!  Each matted work costs only $10, and all proceeds go toward funding the Graphic Arts Program at Dobson.  Please show your support by attending and possibly purchasing a masterpiece or two!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Coming This Week

Coming Up This Week: 5/14

S.W.E.B.S. Focus is Rule #5

I will show respect with a positive attitude, kind words and actions, and careful use of school property.  

  • Wednesday, May 16th

  • Friday, May 18th
    • Home and School Cancer Walk
    • Student of the Month Assembly at 2:25pm

Thursday, May 10, 2012

News from room 207

Here are a few pics of Mrs. Meier's 5th graders working ever so hard on their Benjamin Franklin projects! The students were fascinated to learn all about Franklin and his marvelous inventions. They were also surprised to learn how much he still impacts us even today!! The finished projects will soon be displayed on the 2nd floor!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Coming This Week: May 6th through May 11th

Coming Up This Week: 5/6

S.W.E.B.S. Focus is Rule #4   I will solve my problems peacefully!

Happy National Teacher's Week!

  • Sunday, May 6th-  Students Run Philly Style.

    • Several of our students have been  been training hard to prepare for the Broad Street Run.  This run is 10 miles down Broad Street in Center City Philadelphia.

      These students are all apart of Students Run Philly Style, which is moderated by Ms. J.  Students run after school to build their endurance, strength and mental stamina. 

      Ms. J, Isaiah, Nick and Evan will be running this race for the 2nd time.  Jalen will be completing this run for the first time.  Pictures to follow!
  • Tuesday, May 8th
    • National Teacher Appreciation Day
  • Wednesday, May 9th
    • Home and School Meeting at 3:15pm
  • Thursday, May 10th
    • This year's All-Philadelphia Middle School Music Festival will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM in the theater of the Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP).  One of our sixth grade students, will be participating! We wish him all the best!  Break a leg, Chris!
    • The program will feature the All-City Middle School String Orchestra under the direction of Tracy Parente and Marjorie Keefe; the All-City Middle School Concert Band is under the direction of Michael Davino and Mac Holcomb.  A highlight of program will be the full orchestra of 200 student musicians performing Rossini's  "The William Tell Overture" conducted by Jason Ikeem Rodgers.
    • The concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Virginia Lam  at 215-400-5902/
  • Friday, May 11th:  Fun Friday
    • 20 Tickets to attend, an additional 10 to dress down

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Countdown to High School Musical Begins

The beginning of May brings many exciting events to Dobson, the Spring Book Fair, a performance from the Walnut Street Theater Community Outreach program,  a fantastic lower school trip to the aquarium, and much more.  The beginning of May also brings about our countdown to our High School Musical performance.  Tickets are now on sale, as our our fantastic T-Shirts (facilitated by the JDS Home and School).  Get your ticket orders into Ms. Tierney ASAP.  Reserved seats are selling fast.  You don't want to miss out on what promises to be another wonderful experience on the Dobson stage.

Reserved Tickets are $8 each (sales have been extended until Monday, May 7th.  General Admission tickets are $5 each.  See Ms. Tierney or email her at with any questions.

22 Days until HSM Jr. Hits the stage (May 23rd at 6:30pm)