ORAU Awards Kindergarten Teacher, Lisa McCollum, Second Grade Teacher, Lucy Brooks and Principal, Mrs. Sherwood, with Education Grants for DVES!
Our students and staff at Dutch Valley is our top priority. We will abide by the following procedures:
- All exterior doors will be locked during school hours.
- All visitors and volunteers must use the buzzer system and check-in with the
office their reason for entering the school.
*All visitors and volunteers will be required to wear a visitor or volunteer badge.
- You nay be asked to show ID when picking up a student. *Only the individuals specified on the student registration sheet will be allowed to pick up a student.
- If a student's method of transportation changes, you must send a note to
Log-in at FoodCity.com or ask the cashier to link your card to Dutch Valley Elementary!
*Remember you must link your card every year!
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Students are responsible for handling the books with care as they are shared with everyone. Please keep books away from pets, foods, and liquids.
Please report to the library any damage to a book so we can attempt to repair it.
Library books may be borrowed for one week. No check outs will be allowed if the student has an overdue book. Grades 1 and 2 will be allowed to check out one book, grades 3-5 may check out 2 books.
If a book is lost or damaged beyond repair, parents will be asked to pay for a replacement. Students are encouraged to keep their books in their backpack when they are not reading it as this will prevent loss and damage, as well as having an overdue book.
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Many people think music class is just singing, but in my classroom we do many other musical activities. We will learn about various composers and their time periods, instrument families, as well as play the different instruments. We also move around as much as possible during music class.
I try to make learning the state required music standards as fun and active as possible. You might see us skating to the beat on our paper plates, showing strong and weak beats with racquet balls, or melody lines with scarves. We generally have two music performances a year one for K-2 and another for 3-5.
My love of music began at the age of 5. My mother worked at the local music store "Clark-Jones" in Oakridge, and I fell in love with the sounds of all the instruments particularly the piano. I went with my mom to work every Saturday and when I was old enough I worked at the music store during school breaks.
I graduated from Norris High School in 1982 and then went to Tennessee Wesleyan College for my degree in music education. I graduated from TWC in 1986. After college I taught general music at North Clinton Elementary for three years. I also gave private piano lessons for 28years. Along with this, I have also played for many church choirs.
I live in Clinton with my two sons Cade and Corbin. We have two dogs but I love all animals, well, not spiders or snakes. Some of my interests are reading, hiking, swimming, traveling, and of course music of any type!
*April 29~K-2 Field Trip
*May 2-6~TnReady Testing Window
*May 9~Field Day
*May 12~3-5 Field Trip
*May 17~4 & 5th
*May 18~Year Book Day
*May 19~School-Wide Fun day
*May 20~Awards Day & Kindergarten Lunch
*May 24~1/2 Day,