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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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  • Dove Summer Learning

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    Parents, be sure to check out the Dove Summer Learning calendar that was sent home for lots of engaging ways to extend learning into those long summer days!  You can also click on the picture above. Students can bring back the completed calendar in August for a special treat!

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  • Dove 3rd grade Gives Back

    Third grade students at Dove Elementary recently donated over 1,600 cans of food to the Tarrant County Food Bank, as part of a unit on economics.  The cans were raised through donations by all Dove students- who earned two "Economics Dollars" for every can they brought in last week.  Economics Dollars were spent by Dove students at the Third grade Economics Fair held at Dove earlier this week.



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  • Dove 4th graders Visit Austin


    Dove 4th grade recently took a field trip to the state capitol- Austin.  While in 4th grade, students learn about the rich history of Texas and the influential people that helped shape the culture and beliefs of the state.  On this trip, students toured famous landmarks, buildings, and sites as a culmination to their learning this year in 4th grade.


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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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  • Year Opened - 1972
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  • STAAR STAAR scores are in the process of being mailed out for grades 3-8. All results should arrive by August 1.

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  • District of Innovation

    Stay up to date on news and information on the process of becoming a District of Innovation.

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  • GCISD Rangers Night August 17

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  • Backpacks Needed

    New backpacks are needed for more than 1,300 pre-qualified students at GCISD's 5th Annual Back-to-School Fair on August 6. Backpacks for grades K-4th must fit a regular-sized iPad. Backpacks for grades 5th-12th must be able to hold laptops. We appreciate your support!


    Donations will be accepted at the GCISD administration building, 3051 Ira E. Woods Ave, Grapevine, Monday-Thursday, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.

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  • 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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