Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Harold R. McAlindon
Welcome to all Discovery Charter School families and their students! You have chosen an exciting and unique learning partnership that is a major product of family choice in educational opportunities for their students. Twenty-First century educational opportunity is providing more and more options, both public and private for families. The Discovery Charter School is one of those options.
The Discovery Charter School, in its second year, has doubled in enrollment, and is ready to more clearly define the family-student-school shared challenge of partnership learning. We have worked hard to identify and hire additional educators to assist us in breathing real life experiences into the learning process we are calling Project-Based Learning. The strength of Project Based Learning lies in the interest and questions of students, shared and encouraged by families, and guided professionally by the insightful and confident teachers. We all need each other to make this work.
We understand the importance of developing strong reading, calculating, writing and thinking skills in each student as we prepare families and students to aggressively pursue the areas and questions that they are most excited to use to guide their learning.
So much, this is your family’s school! Please use it totally! Please be a daily part of your student’s learning! Please take hands with the Discovery Charter School staff and be active partners as we define and create family-centered, student-targeted, project based learning experiences.
Sincerely, Dr. Price
Meet the Advisors & Support Staff
The new school year is upon us; we welcome back many familiar faces as well as present a few new ones.
Hillpointe Campus Admin/Support @ Both Locations
Mrs. Childs Kindergarten Dr. Price Director of Educational Services
Mrs. Takemoto Teaching Asst. Mr. Price Site Administrator
Mrs. Meier Elem. Advisor Miss Lisa Office Manager
Ms. Laman Elem. Advisor Mrs. Diasparra Finance Officer
Ms. Frazier Elem. Advisor Miss Gwenna FASA
Mrs. McNeese Elem. Advisor Mrs. Parshall FASA
Mr. Anderson Elem Advisor Mrs. Story Parent/Student/Community Liaison
Mrs. Suhr M.S. Advisor Ms. Tiller Instructional Aide
Mr. Bernstein Elem. Advisor/Sped Mr. Takemoto PE/Health
Mrs.Darden Student Teacher
Mesa Vista Campus
Ms. Kritzler Kindergarten
Ms. Rubino Teaching Assistant
Ms. Ayala Elementary Advisor
Ms. Rivera Elementary Advisor
Mrs. Hall Elementary Advisor
Ms. Selig Elementary Advisor
Mr. Grimyser Elementary/Middle School Advisor
Mrs. Tolman Middle School Advisor
Ms. Ajuziem SPED
Miss Lisa’s Corner
If you have not filled out the supplemental health card for your student or the Family Economic Data survey, please visit either the Mesa Vista or Hillpointe office to do so.
Weekly Informational Meetings
Parents and Guardians please join us for the weekly information meeting. Your voice is valued and this is your opportunity to share your thoughts and address any concerns. Meetings will take place every Wednesday at 8:20 am at the Hillpointe campus and every Thursday at 8:20 am at the Mesa Vista campus. Meeting minutes are posted at www.dcslv.org .
Advisors love helpers! If you would like to schedule time to volunteer in your child’s classroom please contact Mrs. Story. Astory@www.dcslv.org
Box Tops and Labels for Education
Feel free to send in any Box Tops and Labels for Education you have saved over the summer with your student. These programs help with supplies needed for the school and additional program funding.
Mark Your Calendars….
Monday September 3 Labor Day- No School
Wednesday September 19 Lango Spanish begins at Hillpointe Campus
Thursday September 20 Lango Mandarin begins at Hillpointe Campus
Thursday September 20 Count Day!! Please arrive at school on time!!
Tuesday October 16 Skate Night for Hillpointe Campus 6:30-9:30pm
Wednesday October 17 Skate Night for Mesa Vista Campus 3:30-6:30pm
Wednesday October 17 Picture Day at both Hillpointe and Mesa Vista
Monday October 22 Hillpointe Scholastic book fair
Monday October 29 Mesa Vista Scholastic book fair begins
Wednesdays Hillpointe Parent Meetings
Thursdays Mesa Vista Parent Meetings