Dove Life

  • Field Day 2017

    Dove students and staff enjoyed the cool weather for Field Day 2017!  Thank you PTA, we are having a blast!

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  • Student Author Visits Dove

    Elise, a student at Cannon Elementary, visited our school to share the book that she has published and is selling on Amazon.  One of our first grade students had the opportunity to sit down with her one-on-one and share the story he has written.  Elise has inspired a lot of our students and teachers to work on their own stories to publish!

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  • PTA Reflections Contest Participants

    The 2016-2017 Reflections Art Contest participants were recognized Thursday, May 11, 2017.   The theme this year was What Is Your Story?  Seven Dove students participated and were awarded this year in three categories: Literature, Photography, and Visual Arts.


    Primary Division (K-2) for Literature:

    Thomas Norton, The World Series, earned the Award of Excellence - Advanced to GCISD Council of PTA level of judging and received Honorable Mention


    Intermediate Division (3-5) for Photography:

    Olivia St. John, Selfie Story, earned the Award of Merit


    Katie Norton, Nature, Animals & Art, earned the Award of Excellence - Advanced to GCISD Council of PTA level of judging and received Honorable Mention


    Primary Division for Visual Arts:

    Kinlee Jordan, This is Me, earned the Award of Merit


    Taylor Lemerand, Who I Am & What I Want to Be, earned the Award of Excellence - Advanced to GCISD Council of PTA level of judging and received Honorable Mention


    Intermediate Division for Visual Arts:


    Keira Mize, My Cheer Life, earned the Award of Merit


    Sophia Ralston, Passions, earned the Award of Excellence - Advanced to GCISD Council of PTA level of judging and received the Participation Award


    Over the next couple of weeks this artwork will be on display in Ms. Mery’s case outside the 4th grade hallway.  Take time to view the artwork and congratulate these students.

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  • Dove Elementary Approved Candidacy for International Baccalaureate

    IB Dove Elementary School (DES) has been approved as a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

    “We are honored to be granted status as an IB Candidate School,” said Cindy Galloway, DES principal. “Our teachers have already begun designing experiences that allow the students to explore learning while making an impact on the world around us.”

    This past year, DES has been working towards becoming a candidate for IB, which encourages both personal and academic achievement by challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. Now that DES has been approved for candidacy, the campus will embark on a two-year process to fulfill the requirements for authorization as an IB Primary Years Programme.

    Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

    “Our new approach to classroom instruction enables Dove Elementary to develop strong academic and social characteristics while encouraging students to think independently and drive their own learning,” Galloway said. “Through inquiry-based learning, our students will be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world and emerge as leaders.”

    According to IB, the Primary Years Programme prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. This focus aligns with the elements of LEAD 2021 and the GCISD Portrait of a Graduate.

    To read about a project completed by fifth-graders during the 2015-2016 school year benefiting LIMBS International, click here. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

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Welcome to Dove Elementary School! The mission of Dove Elementary School is to create a positive and supportive environment in collaboration with all members of the school community.
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  • School Colors - Royal Blue & White
  • Mascot - Dolphins
  • Enrollment - 490
  • Year Opened - 1972
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Campus Announcements

  • box tops

    The final box top collection will be this Friday, May 19.  The class with the most box tops will earn 10 minutes extra recess from PTA!  Remember to turn in box tops in the office as well.  If we fill the container, then the whole school earns a pajama day!  Click here if you need an extra collection form.

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District Announcements

  • Special Programs Applications

    Interested in applying to one of our Special ProgramsApply Online!
    Applications received in this second round will be added to program waitlists or placed in available seats in the order received.

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  • STAAR Math and Reading scores for 5th and 8th Grade (March 2017 Administration)

    The 5th and 8th grade STAAR reading and mathematics results from the March 2017 administration have been released. Districts are not receiving confidential student reports (CSRs) until late summer due to the redesign of the reports by TEA. As a result, we have made student results available to parents through Skyward Family Access. Learn more...

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  • Cannon Construction Updates

    Interested in the Construction Updates for Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School? Visit our Cannon Construction page to sign up for alerts and learn more about the process.

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  • Math Telescoping (Grades K - 7)
    Registration for the Summer Math Telescoping Exam kicks off Thursday, May 11. The deadline to register is Thursday, May 25. Learn More!

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  • Summer Programs

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  • The LEADer

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Elementary Announcements

  • Parents as a reminder, if your student has any medication in the nurses office it needs to be picked up on or before June 4th. Any medication left after June 4th will be discarded.
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  • Kindergarten Registration
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  • Restorative Practices Survey
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