The Office of Workforce Development at SOWELA Technical Community College will host Youth Camps this summer for elementary, middle and high school students. These camps include: • Fusion Welding Camp • Wacky 3D Printing and Circuitry • Culinary Camp • Kids in the Kitchen • A La Cart 101 Camp • Grandparent and Me Camps To register, call SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Development at (337) 421-6964 or visit www.sowela.edu/workforce-summer-camps to sign up online.
We are so proud of Mrs. Julie Ortego, our Dolby Assistant Principal, for being named the Louisiana Association of Principal's Assistant Principal of the Year. Mrs. Ortego is a 20-year veteran of Calcasieu Parish schools and an outstanding administrator. She will represent Louisiana in the National Association of Elementary School Principals' Outstanding Assistant Principal Award Program in 2016. Congratulations to Julie Ortego and the entire Dolby Elementary family.
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/
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