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dogwood elementary school
Posted by: usernmae44 ()
Date: January 30, 2012 07:41PM

anyone know what its going on? That school has 4 Vacancy's. Mid-year till June.

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: fo ()
Date: January 30, 2012 07:52PM

That school is about as ghetto as it gets outside of SE DC.

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: January 30, 2012 07:57PM

fo Wrote:
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> That school is about as ghetto as it gets outside
> of SE DC.


That's no joke. That whole area back there is chock full of section 8/illegal trash. It didn't used to be like that - I'm talking early 90's.

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That's not a ladybug, that's a cannapiller.

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: grad-survivor ()
Date: January 30, 2012 08:16PM

I went there back in the 70s... It was terrible. I am a white person, and I certainly learned about racism. On the upside, I got pretty tough- that's what happens when you are in first grade and sixth graders who are like 14 decide they want to fuck with you every day. It got so bad that my folks moved out of there though. In first grade one of my classmates literally fought the principal three times during the year- he damn near won too. It burned down about ten years ago, maybe more, and even after all these years I was glad the fucking place was embers.

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: who ca ()
Date: April 10, 2012 09:15AM

nothing to see here.

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: FIRE ()
Date: April 10, 2012 09:21AM


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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: Parent2 ()
Date: April 10, 2012 09:25AM

Well, these last updates are older and my child was not enrolled during this time. However, this is one of the worst schools in the entire Fairfax County Public School system. I say that not only as a parent of a child who attended there, but with input from 3 separate Fairfax County School Teachers. I have two friends with children that attended kindergarten the same year my child did. The material that their children learned in the beginning of the year, my son was learning towards the end of the year. They have no interest whatsoever in assisting children with special needs. Fairfax County has some wonderful schools (so I have heard) but this is definitely not one of them.
—Submitted by a parent

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: Parents reviews ()
Date: April 10, 2012 09:25AM

my children has attended Dogwood Elementary. We've endured bad press, a devastating fire and 3 Principals. I have been a Dogwood supporter all these years. I am involved and often in the building, so I see first hand what goes on there. My kids continue to perform well above average on tests like the SOL's. My oldest child was well prepared and continues to do well in challenging IB courses offered at South Lakes High School. We love Dogwood's diversity. I consider it the best kept secret in Reston!

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: BAD SCHOOL ()
Date: April 10, 2012 09:26AM

Sadly, I believe that the color of your skin and your economic level greatly affects the way you and your children are treated at this school. If you are diligent in monitoring what you are told about what is, or will happen in the school and classroom vs. what actually does happen in the school and classroom you may find what I found--a large discrepancy. Some infractions are minor while others are major and can have a negative impact on not only your child's education but on his or her self esteem. For those who will disagree with me that is fine, and of course it's your prerogative. All I'm suggesting is that you monitor your child's experience at Dogwood very carefully and this includes making unscheduled and unexpected visits to the school. Listen and learn. I sincerely hope that your experience is different from mine. Just because a staff member or part of the administration smiles politely at you and tells you what they believe you want to hear does not mean that your child will be treated well.

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: BAD SCHOOL ()
Date: April 10, 2012 09:26AM

I wish county would realize they can't just throw money at the problem, because the school has been so bad it gets a lot of funding, free lunches, free after school programs, but if the problem is the student body is bad best chance for those kids is to ship them to other schools and make this one a magnet school. You can have the best intentions and funding but until the makeup of the student body changes, it's going to be a bad school.

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: mario ()
Date: April 10, 2012 09:28AM

It cant be that bad. The Hot principal was honored as Principal of the year by the Washington Post.

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: April 10, 2012 10:21AM

I find it odd...a school named after a cartoon charecter?
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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: yes it is ()
Date: April 10, 2012 10:57AM

mario Wrote:
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> It cant be that bad. The Hot principal was honored
> as Principal of the year by the Washington Post.



3 teachers quit half way trhough the 2nd quarter.

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: connection ()
Date: April 10, 2012 01:47PM

Isn't this principal married to a guy who was involved in a scandal?

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: gt3 ()
Date: April 10, 2012 03:59PM

Yes, and she just got principal of the year! I"m sure that the fact she is boning the Asst Sup. had nothing to do with it. What ever happened to her husband the coach at Centreville.

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: Cursive ()
Date: April 11, 2012 04:26PM

FFCPS allows parents to request and sit-in on on a full day of their child's classes. A parent in the room will surely change the daily dynamic but you might get some piece of mind or discover issues that need to be addressed with the staff to improve a student's future experience in the school.

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: keith ()
Date: February 09, 2013 11:10AM

Dogwood is a flower.......... thats what its named after..

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: VmVCG ()
Date: February 09, 2013 11:33AM

keith Wrote:
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> Dogwood is a flower.......... thats what its named
> after..

Dogwood is a dump --- in fact, it burned down and was rebuilt and is now worse than ever --- makes trailer trash seem like a step forward.

Once again, another nail in the coffin of the not-so-good fairfax county school system.

And a poster image of why there must be charter schools in fairfax county ASAP.

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Re: dogwood elementary school
Posted by: Two? ()
Date: February 11, 2013 07:27AM

Wow, no other FCPS has two threads named after them, way to go Dogwood!

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