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On Friday, the Doss staff spent the morning engaging in discussion around furniture at our new campus.  The purpose was to ensure they had an understanding of what they could and could not bring with them this summer and to help them make more informed decisions about selecting their modernized furniture on Tuesday. We also conducted an annual compliance training over the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) and reviewed…

Doss Parents and Families, We are in need of parent volunteers for judging our annual Science Fair this Thursday, January 23. Some key points: 1. Judging is highest priority need. 2. Even if you can spare an hour, it can really make a difference on how long students have to wait to be judged.  Our goal is to reduce the student waiting time as much as possible. 3. Judging is super…

Happy New Year Doss parents and families! I hope you all had a wonderful time with your family over the break.  Over the past two weeks I got caught up on reading (Leaders Eat Last was one of the best) and got to spend a lot of time with my family.  My oldest, Vail, and I went camping for the first time at Arkansas Bend State Park in Lago Vista.  While it…

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This week we’re celebrating Kindness Week!  Click here for more information. Monday, November 11 Be the “I” in KIND Wear neon/bright colors to let your kindness shine! Tuesday, November 12 Kind is cool Wear sunglasses to school, because kindness is cool. Wednesday, November 13 World Kindness Day Pair up with others to show unity and friendship. Plan to dress alike with your classmates! Thursday, November 14 Crazy about kindness Wear crazy socks and hair to…

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We need volunteers in our cafeteria! We’re going to try a Sign Up Genius for time slots for the lunch times needing the most support. The shifts will begin Monday, Nov. 4th and the Sign-Up will go out on a weekly basis. The students are doing a great job of following our campus wide expectations; however, the cafeteria is a very small space and having extra adults in there to help…

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Would you like to become a sub? Do you know anyone who would like to be?…Doss needs you! Inspire, encourage and support AISD students by becoming a substitute teacher. You will enjoy a flexible work schedule, competitive pay starting at $70-85 per day and up to $120-$130 per day and the opportunity to teach a variety of subjects. https://www.austinisd.org/tad/careers/substitutes If you have any questions, please contact the Substitute Office at 512-414-2611…

Doss has been named one of Austin’s Healthiest Schools! On Friday, September 13, Principal Steenport and Coach Mosby accepted this award on behalf of our school and community at a ceremony in Austin City Hall. We’re so proud of our staff and students for promoting healthy living here at Doss!

This week we welcomed our new assistant principal, Hannah Wankel.  Ms. Wankel served as a special education teacher at Widen Elementary here in AISD and is a native of Illinois.  If you see her around campus, please introduce yourself and welcome her to our wonderful school!