Points of Pride

We're an amazing school

  • Dresden is a state of the art facility with immediate access to wireless technology throughout the building for promoting 21st century skills and every general education and special education classroom has an interactive whiteboard

     

  • In addition to every staff member being 100% highly qualified, all K-2 staff has received intensive professional development in the area of the blended learning model and science instruction. With our new reading series Reading Wonders being implemented this year our 3-6 grade staff has been trained through professional development in this as well as Discovery Science and the Leader in Me initiative.

     

     

  • The teaching staff K-2 (including support staff) is devoted to early intervention through incorporating the personalized learning model into the classroom.  We are continually monitoring progress and implementing interventions K-6 using the Multi-Tiered Support System model that addresses all student needs.

 

  • Dresden’s teaching staff continually assess student achievement and utilizes research -based strategies and intervention in every classroom to meet student needs.

     

  • Summer math and literacy lessons based on identified areas of need are developed and shared with students and parent and made available on-line for summertime fun.

     

  • Dresden is a Leader in Me school We are a Leader in Me school which is an all school initiative based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  The first phase includes transforming the environment-grounds and inside of school- using the Leader in Me language and vocabulary.

The 7 Habits:

Habit 1. Be Proactive – You are in Charge

Habit 2. Begin with the End in Mind – Have a Plan

Habit 3. Put First Things First – Have a Plan

Habit 4. Think Win-Win – Everyone Can Win

Habit 5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood – Listen before ou Talk

Habit 6. Synergize – Together is Better

Habit 7. Sharpen the Saw – Balance Feels Best

In addition to the 7 Habits, the Leader in Me emphasizes three factors: creating a leadership environment, providing opportunities for shared Leadership for everyone and                   offering leadership events that nurture and honor the greatness in each individual. 

 

  • Students participate in numerous curricular and non-curricular enriched opportunities such as Academically Talented and Gifted Program, Student Council, Numerous Student Leadership Teams, Chess Club, Talent Show, Math Olympiad, Science Olympiad, 4-H, Ski Club, District Art Fair, Band, Honors Choir, Service Squad, and Safety Patrol. Fifth and sixth graders participate in a 4-H Outdoor Adventure Challenge Club.  Our Staff and PTO together offer a Walk a Thon that financially supports our Leader in Me initiative.

     

     

  • Students are active participants in community service projects such as Pint Size Heroes, Red Cross, Hat, Mitten and Canned Food Drive to support the Extended Hands Program, Pennies for Patients supporting the Leukemia Foundation and staff fundraisers that sponsor our own Dresden families during the holidays.

     

  • We welcome several area senior citizens into our school in the Senior Stars program.  Our Senior Stars work with our teachers to support our students’ learning at Dresden.

     

  • The Future Educators from Henry Ford High School also support our teachers and students on a daily basis.