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  • Congratulations! Dolby Achieves Lighthouse Status!

    Dolby Elementary is the first Lighthouse School in Lake Charles, and in Calcasieu Parish! The Leader in Me Lighthouse School title is awarded by Franklin Covey to honor the attainment of a well-rounded leadership model. Lighthouse Schools serve as models of leadership and mentors to other schools. It is sort of like getting your black belt. Throughout our journey into the Leader In Me process, Lighthouse Status has been our End in Mind. We are so proud of our students, faculty, and parents for the hard work and dedication they have shown in achieving this goal. We are creating LEADERS every day! Our journey doesn't end here! There are only 139 Lighthouse Schools in the world. Now that we are one, we will continue to grow through the Leader In Me program and shine as a model LIM School. For more information, check out the Leader in Me website at: http://www.theleaderinme.org/

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  • 2014 - 2015 Student of the Year: Desmond G.

    Desmond is a well-rounded student who not only maintains excellent grades, but is also well-loved by his peers. He is responsible and uses the 7 Habits in his daily life as well as at school in order to achieve his goals. Congratulations Desmond! We are so proud of you!

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  • 2014 - 2015 Student of the Year Nominees

    Congratulations to these students for qualifying as Student of the Year nominees! We are so proud of them! Bryson H., Seth S., James S., Adam R., Kennedy M., Madie C., Brit G., Derrick W., Kaeleb R., Bryanna W., Jenny V., Abby S,, Malayah D., Declan H., Andrew S., Khalil J., Shannon J., Amy-Joy J., & Desmond G.

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  • 2014 - 2015 Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Palombo

    Mrs. Palombo has been teaching for 7 years and has been at Dolby for 3 years. She currently teaches 3rd grade. She is passionate about teaching, children, and life. She is always positive, and she is loved and respected not only by her students and parents, but also by her coworkers and everyone who comes in contact with her. We are so blessed to have her at Dolby!

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  • 2014 - 2015 Student Lighthouse Team

    Introducing the 2014-1015 Student Lighthouse Team! 5th Grade: President Ayanna J., Vice President Katelyn B., Reporter Cydney L., Secretary Abby S., Class Reps Desmond G. & Jenny V. / 4th Grade Class Reps: Elly H., Emery W., Noah B., Libby P., & Gracee M. / 3rd Grade Class Reps: Zane Z., Madelyn N., & Halle O.

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  • Read Across America Balloon Release Responses

    1. Jennings, La / 3-14-14 / Mrs. Houston's Kindergarten class / Drew Brees “Coming Back Stronger” / We found your slip of paper in the swamp 4 miles north of Jennings.

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  • 2013 - 2014 Student of the Year: Sabrina G.

    Sabrina G. is Dolby's Student of the Year and also Calcasieu Parish's First Runner Up for Student of the Year. Congratulations Sabrina! We are so proud of you!

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  • Yearbook and Spirit Lines Deadline Extended to February 14th

    The due date for purchasing your yearbook and spirit lines has been extended to FEB. 14th. Don't miss out on this opportunity! Get yours now!

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  • Leader In Me Coaching Day with Michael Webb

    On Feb. 6th, students are asked to wear a Dolby Spirit Shirt and be prepared to discuss how they use the 7 Habits to make good choices and be the best that they can be.

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  • Winter Storm Safety

    Officials from the American Red Cross of Southwest Louisiana would like to pass along the following information to teachers, students, and parents, in order to better prepare them for the potential winter storm.

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  • Dolby Elementary Students Get Their Hands Dirty, but Mom Would Approve

    Planting gardens improves kids’ attitudes toward fruits and vegetables Dolby Elementary of Lake Charles, La., is planting an American Heart Association Teaching Garden sponsored by CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital, as part of an education initiative to help build healthy bodies and minds.

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  • We are ready for Build Day!

    A BIG THANK YOU to St. Patrick's Hospital and the American Heart Association! Our supplies have arrived!

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  • Welcome to Dolby Elementary!

    A Leader in Me School.... Today's changing world has a whole new set of rules. The Leader in Me gives children the tools to develop essential life skills and characteristics they will need for success in the 21st century. The Leader in Me process also helps to create a common language within a school, built on proven principle-based leadership skills found in Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Habit 1: Be Proactive® • You're in Charge Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind® • Have a Plan Habit 3: Put First Things First® • Work First, Then Play Habit 4: Think Win-Win® • Everyone Can Win Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood® • Listen Before You Talk Habit 6: Synergize® • Together Is Better Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw® • Balance Feels Best

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