Wow! Time sure has flown by. Here at Dubose, lots of exciting events have been happening and we continue to prepare for important events in the days to come. Our 6th grade students will be taking a Math Benchmark on Tuesday, March 10 and Reading Benchmark on Wednesday, March 11. Science Benchmarks for fifth grade students will be administered on Tuesday, March 10. Please assist us in ensuring your child is getting a good night’s rest. Breakfast will be served here on campus. We also ask your help in reminding your student how important benchmarks are and the importance of taking the benchmarks seriously. Benchmarks assist your child’s teacher in knowing where a student continues to struggle, is a good predicament of whether students have the stamina needed to be successful on a STAAR test and assist us in planning and moving forward in the days leading toward our actual STAAR assessment dates. Please know that fifth grade students will be STAAR testing very soon. STAAR assessment dates are as follows:
April 7: STAAR Test for grade 5 Math
April 8: STAAR Test for grade 5 Reading
As always, thank you for your continued support!
Principal, Lorie Orta
Dear Alice ISD parents and guardians,
Dubose has had children recently diagnosed with Flu and Strep. Please be assured the district has implemented the disinfecting process as of the first confirmed case. Please monitor your child for symptoms and take your child to be evaluated by his/her physician if you suspect your child may have the flu or sore throat (strep).
To avoid the spread of the Flu, Flu like illnesses, stomach viruses and other contagious illness, Alice ISD would like to remind all parents of the following district policies.
A child will be sent home with the following: Suspected contagious disease, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or if your child feels too ill to remain at school.
If your child has any of the above symptoms in the morning before coming to school, please keep them at home or take them to their physician or Pediatrician. If you are called to pick up your child, please make arrangements to pick them up quickly..
Your child may return to school only after contagious symptoms have cleared and your child has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications (such as Tylenol or Motrin) and / or when a return to school slip is provided by the doctor.
Remind your children / students to practice good hand washing techniques every day before eating, after using the bathroom, after coughing or sneezing on them, and whenever they are visibly dirty. Wash your hands using friction for at least 20 seconds then rinse thoroughly for 10 seconds. Then dry your hands,
Thank you, Stephanie Lozano LVN
Dubose Intermediate Nurse & Alice ISD Health Services
Formula for Success
Parents + AISD = TEAM
TEAM ( Healthy body + Healthy minds) = Strong, Healthy and Successful Students!
Parental Involvement has been working together with 5th grade Science teachers to create a carnival theme for 5th-grade students upcoming projects they're working on. Our recent project was district-wide & it was a success. It was our Veteran's Event which took place at our very own Alice High School. It was a heartfelt ceremony from finish to end. Parental Involvement encourages any parents, grandparents, or community members who enjoys volunteering their time to come on in & fill out one of our volunteer packets. There is always something to do and our volunteers are a part of our Dubose family!
Yvonne De La Garza
Teachers: Mrs. Barerra / Mrs. Garcia
5th Grade Math
5th Grade Math will be working on the last 2 Unit Exams this six weeks. Unit 3 will cover Financial Literacy. Students will be working on a project that will cover both of these units. Thereafter, student will be having Spring Break. When students return from Spring Break, they will be Assessing the weakest skills from their Benchmark Unit 10 will cover Data Analysis. 5th grade Math teachers will be working closely with Administration to do a 10 Day Review. Once the 10 Day reviews comes to an end, Students in the 5th Grade will be testing the first administration of their Math STAAR.
Teachers: Dr. Perez/Mrs. Sprouse
6th Grade Math
6th Grade math has started Geometry (chapter 9) and will test on Unit 9 March 5th and 6th. After Geometry, we will work on Data Analysis (chapter 10). Our Math Benchmark test date will be March 10th. Students must score higher than last year's STAAR score to show improvement. All students should be studying each night and reviewing their notes/workbook content. Students should be reading for 30 minutes each night. Students can also use Dreambox to study and review skills.
Mrs. Howard/ Ms.Stephens
5th Grade Science
This past six weeks we covered the Earth, Sun and Moon section. Students analyzed how the Earth rotates using a globe. Before students enter 5th grade, they are under the impression that the Sun actually moves in the sky. We used a Sun and shadow model to show that the sun does not move, it is actually the Earth that is rotating. This causes the Sun to "appear" to move across the sky. Our next unit that is being covered is Ecosystems. We had a fun lab this past Thursday and Friday that the students were able to eat and understand a food chain. Thank you to all the parents. Your support is greatly appreciated. Below is a picture of our completed lab.
Teachers: Mrs. Staff/ Miss. Botello
6th Grade Science
Our scientists have been working very hard studying the transfer of energy from one system to another. We have investigated thermal energy transferring through convection, conduction and radiation this past six weeks using light bulbs, chocolate and colored water! This next six weeks we will be investigating the structures of the Earth and the classification of rocks by the process of their formations! Keep up the great work!
Teachers: Mrs. Gonzalez/ Mrs. Patton
5th Grade ELAR
This six weeks we were all about DRAMA. our students analyzed multiple dramas and the different elements that this text encompasses. After the students studied different types of dramas they were able to brainstorm and create a drama of their own. Students wrote and created props to perform for their classmates in their ELAR classes. Next six weeks we will review POETRY and poetic elements.
Teachers: Mrs. Toerck/Ms. Beltran
6th Grade ELAR
During the 4th six weeks our students were busy analyzing argumentative texts. We even took a side and wrote our own argumentative essays over drilling for oil in protected areas. We took our unit 4 exam and our students did well. As a class, we have moved to analyzing many different genres as we prepare for our benchmark coming up.
Teachers: Mrs.Best/ Mrs.Oyervides/Mrs. Grey
This six weeks the Technology Applications Classes are working on creating slide shows using Google Slides. Students are creating a slide show about themselves while learning how to use the application. We also are continuing with practicing our keyboarding skills. Many of our students are doing a great job at mastering typing.
Teachers: Mrs. Gomez/ Mrs. Perez
5th Grade Social Studies
Students studied about the United States involvement in the First World War and the causes and effects of The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Students also learned about the United States participation in the Second World War. Students really enjoyed learning about these events.
Teachers: Mrs. Perez/Ms. Montgomery
6th Grade Social Studies
The past 4th six weeks has consisted of learning about Russia and the Eurasian Republics. Students leaned and discussed the different societies and the conflict between various ethnic groups. Identifying the impact of Cultural diffusion is always an interesting topic for the students.The creation of the and end of Apartheid in South Africa and the roles of Nelson Mandela and F.W De Klerk brought many questions from the students.
We have our very own Historian in 6th Grade. Aden Tunchez competed in History Day 2020. "Breaking Barriers in History" at TAMUK on February 21, 2020. We are proud to announce Aden has advanced to state in Austin. We wish him Good Luck at state!!!
These students have met their AR Goal for the 4 th Six Weeks. They
will be given a free dress pass to wear on Thursday, February 27.
They will also be rewarded with a pizza party at 2:45 p.m. in the
library. They will receive their tickets during the week.
38 total students met their AR Goal!!! Congratulations to all
students and teachers for all of your hard work!!!
Congratulations to Mitchell Hacker Fleeger for earning 139.2
points during the six weeks. He is the top AR point earner in 6 th
grade! He has also read over 2 million words for the school year!!
Top 3 Point Earners in 6 th grade
Mitchell Hacker Fleeger-139.2 points
Lino Garcia-68.4 points
Tiffany Kim-26 points
Congratulations to Benjaimin Ragland for earning 115.9 points
during the six weeks. He is the top AR point earner in 5 th grade!
Top 3 Point Earners in 5 th grade
Benjamin Ragland-115.9 points
Eli Walker-110 points
Isis Rodriguez-40.3 points
6th Grade- 20 total students
Aubrey R. Garcia
5th Grade- 18 students
P. Patton- 2
M. Garcia 4
Y. Howard 2
K. Stephens 2
M. Gomez 1
Spelling Bee Champion/Runner Up
Eli Walker, 5th grade Spelling Bee Champion
Aubrey R. Garcia, 6th grade Spelling Bee Runner Up
Marlaina De La Garza
Ha Chau Hoang
Jose Valencia Taraco
5th Grade A Honor Roll
Ha Chau Hoang
5th Grade A/B Honor Roll
Marlaina De La Garza
A Honor Roll 6th Grade
6th Grade A/B Honor Roll
Nicolas Del Bosque
Skylar Van Der Zeeuw
Sponsors Mrs.Taylor/Mrs. Staff
These past six weeks your student have been working on their mile times. We have been practicing on trying to make their time. We had 34 students sign up for the St. Elizabeth 5K Glow run, we are really excited to taking our running to another level. Students have been working hard on raising money volunteering at our concession stand during Lil Dribblers games.