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Dooley Receives 2017 National Blue Ribbon Award

Dooley students with Pompoms celebrating More Dooley students celebrating with pompoms

Today was an AWESOME day!   Thomas Dooley Elementary School was recognized as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School.  Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education, announced that we won this award in the category of an exemplary high performing school.  Schools in this category are among their state’s highest performing schools measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.  Across the nation, only 342 schools received this coveted award today.  16 of them were from Illinois.  We are ecstatic to find out that we are among the highest achieving schools in the state of Illinois!

This award proves that working together as a school community; we can achieve anything!  Staff, students and parents working toward the same goal and supporting each other along the way is one of the reasons we have excelled.  Our School Board, Superintendent and Cabinet continue to guide us and provide Dooley with the resources needed to reach our greatest potential. We work hand in hand with the district directors, coaches and mentors to ensure we are using best practices to teach our students.  This award is not only a celebration for Dooley School but for District 54 as well.

Today we celebrated in style.  The school was decked out in blue along with our staff and students.  We had an assembly that was attended by the Board of Education, Superintendent and District 54 Cabinet.  The students entered the assembly under a blue balloon arch holding blue pom-pons.  During the assembly the children sang songs, danced, watched a video about Dooley School and listened to the School Board President, Mrs. Prusnick talk about how proud she is of all our students.   This assembly was truly one of the best days at Dooley School.

We are not finished celebrating.  The staff has organized “A Week of Blue” in honor of our Blue Ribbon.  Please read Dooley Blue Ribbon Week 2017.pdf  about what we have planned for our amazing students.  These activities are closed for our staff and students only.  Parents please note on Wednesday, October 4, we have time set aside for you to come and celebrate with your child(ren) at Dooley.  Please refer to the flyer for details.

The video that was shown at the assembly is available through this link……

Thank you for being an incredible parent community!  It is an honor to work with you and your children!

Congratulations Dooley School Community!

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We have an amazing week of activities lined up to celebrate the monumental achievement of Dooley School. These activities are designed as a celebration for students and staff. Parents are invited to join us on Wednesday, October 4th at 8:45AM. Below you will find a summary of the days:

Friday, September 29th

Dooley Spirit Day—Wear Dooley Spirit Clothing

Tie-Dye T-shirt Project- Each student will make a blue tie-dye shirt to wear Thursday, October 5th. Dyed shirts will come home with your child along with instructions on how to complete the process to make an AWESOME shirt!

Monday, October 2nd

Schaumburg High School Cheerleaders/Drum Line

Blue Ribbon Door Decorating

Tuesday, October 3rd

Jessie White Tumblers Assembly

Wednesday, October 4th

Parent Day

8:45-9:15—Parents only go to the gym to watch Blue Ribbon Video.

Special video will showcase Dooley students and staff.

9:15-10:00—Parents go to classrooms to work on Family Blue Ribbons.

Families that are available to celebrate this amazing day are invited to create a “Family Blue Ribbon.” If your family has multiple students at Dooley, you will work with all your children in one classroom as a family. We understand that many parents have work commitments that will keep you from attending. Your child will have time to work on it at school or it can be sent home for you to work on it as a family.

Thursday, October 5th

Wear your AWESOME Blue Tie-Dye T-shirt to school

Walk/Bike to School Day!

Dooley Carnival

Students will celebrate their successes with a Blue Ribbon carnival including face painting, and inflatable obstacle course, and outdoor games!