Duxberry Park Arts
IMPACT Elementary School
Duxberry Park Arts IMPACT Elem.
1779 E. Maynard Avenue
Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: (614) 365-6023
Fax: (614) 365-6022

Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Principal:
Nicole Henry
 
Mission Statement:
District: "Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community."
School:  We provide exemplary education through the Arts IMPACT process. Arts IMPACT enriches and exposes students to our diverse global community. 
 
Motto: Imagine - Create - Achieve  
 
Mascot:
Duxberry Dragon
 
School Colors:
Blue, Lime Green, Purple, and Yellow
Academic Brief

Duxberry Park is the citywide, 100% School Choice, Arts IMPACT Elementary School where the arts are infused deeply into the basic academic curriculum. Duxberry has a full-time arts team composed of certified teachers in visual art, music, dance, and drama. We have a wooden dance floor, well-equipped rooms for all arts classes, and a stage with computer board theater lighting. In the area of technology we have laptops, Thin Client P/C's, Nook eReaders & digital cameras available for student classroom use, and Smart Boards in most classrooms. We collaborate and expose our student population to varied arts forms through our connections with the Greater Columbus Arts Council Artist in the Schools auditions, our Arts Festival, projects with Ballet Met, Jazz Arts Group, Columbus Children’s Theatre and Phoenix Theatre.

Duxberry Park has an active Site Based Council that meets monthly during the school year to support and contribute to the vision of the school. Teachers, staff, parents and community members are represented on the council.

Vision Statement
Our mission is to provide the finest elementary education through the Arts I.M.P.A.C.T. process. Arts I.M.P.A.C.T. enriches and reinforces learning in the academics and the arts, fosters creativity for interpreting the world and solving problems, and builds a global and multicultural appreciation for the beauty and harmony of life for all students at Duxberry Park I.M.P.A.C.T. Elementary School.

Arts I.M.P.A.C.T. is a teaching/learning approach in which the arts are infused deeply into the basic academic curriculum. Our central goal is to make the educational process more thoughtful, humanizing, challenging, productive, and enjoyable for everyone involved: students, teachers and parents.
* to reinforce the academic program by integrating arts activities and skill development for all children * to help children discover the joy of learning by enriching their creative, appreciative and expressive capacities which will, in turn, make them want to come to school
* to allow children the joy of experiencing success and constantly striving to improve
* to help students to become self-directed, self- controlled, self-respecting, dignified human beings.
Teacher Contact Information
Class/Name Room: Pre-Kindergarten: 107 Erin Hughes, Kindergarten: 101 Anette Hayes, Kindergarten: 102 Mary Tinsley, First: 103 Keisha Trammell, 104 Briana Francis, Second: 105 James Morris, 106 Michelle Hall, Third: 201 Ashley McClain, 202 Micah Lewis, Fourth: 203 Dez Taylor, 204 Kimberly Belford, Fifth: 207 Michelle Innis-Dorsey Arts: Visual Art: Mrs. Davis, Dance: Ms. King-Cavin, Drama: Heather Wetmore, Music: Luke Smith, Inst.Music: Sam Kearney, Library: Tia Boston. Special Education Teachers: 108 Anna Amer (Primary), 205 Melissa Littin (Primary), 208 Paige Dematteo (Intermediate), Specialists: 206 Francine Mattison (Instructional Coach), Kelly Adams (Secretary) Part-Time Staff: Nurse: Jenny Black, Psychologist: Ben Wein (Thurs.), SLD: TBA(AM),  Speech: Leah West (Mon & Fri), Counselor: Christine Wolfe (Thurs. & Fri.), Physical Education: Carol Comanita (Weds. & Thurs.)
Profile:
Please read our Duxberry Park Library Media Center Blog: http://duxeslibrary.blogspot.com/ Check for quarterly updates on Library Science & Technology lessons and activities. 
Clubs
Student Council, Chess Club, Math Club, Drumming Club, Drama Club, Cub Scouts, Library Pages, & Football Friday. Students may also participate in Accounting for Kids, Spelling Bee, Invention Convention, Math Madness, Arts Festival, Student Achievement Assemblies, Peaceful Playground Leaders & Assistants, Safety Patrol, Good Behavior Celebrations, Fun Fridays. 
Academic Links
Check the Grade 2-5 Quarterly Reading Journal and Lapbook assignments at:
http://duxeslibrary.blogspot.com/
Academic Support
READING PROGRAM: Common Core Reading, LLI
Curriculum
Reading, Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Arts I.M.P.A.C.T. (integrated with academics are the disciplines of Visual Art, Dance, Drama, Vocal Music, and Instrumental Music). Technology integrated with academic subjects such as Destination Math, Destination Reading, and Study Island are utilized.
Dress Code:
District Dress Code Policy is available at www.columbus.k12.oh.us, click on "Parents & Students" box, and click on "Student Dress Code" to review the policy.
Fun Activities:
Students are encouraged to participate in one of our many clubs which include our Student Council, Cub Scouts, Chess Club, Duxberry school newspaper, Library Pages, Modern Dance, Drama Club, and Drumming Ensemble. We also host an annual Arts Festival with artists from around the city demonstrating their art work. Ballet Met has several programs which involve literacy integrated with dance. We have several authors and artists in residence each year working with all the students. There are quarterly sharings where students use the arts to express what they have learned.
Homework Information
All students will have Homework assignments Monday through Thursday, and Reading is a Daily 30 minute assignment. Students should have a peaceful, quiet space with good lighting.
PTA/PTO Contact Information
PTA/PTO Leaders:
President: Lakeia Jackson
Vice President: Nikisha Daniels
Secretary: Alisha Chenault
Treasurer: Sarah Ferguson

 Meetings are the third Thursday of each school month at 6:00 P.M.

Parent Involvement
We have a substantial Parent-Teacher Organization which meets the third Thursday of each month during the school year. Duxberry parents are invited to visit their child's classroom whenever possible.
Community Partnerships
Plaskolite, Inc. (Adopt-A-School), St. Stephens Community Center, Dr. Dodley, Columbus Jazz Arts Group, Ohio Dominican University, Phoenix Theatre, Opera Columbus and Ballet Met. Staff support from Magnetic Springs Water Co.
Lunch Menu:
Principal - Nicole Henry
(614) 365-6023  |   1779 E. Maynard Avenue Columbus, OH 43219
duxberryparkes@columbus.k12.oh.us
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