21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant Program at Doran

 

Mission Statement

The John J. Doran School, located on 101 Fountain St., is a 450-student Pre K-6 elementary school that seeks to develop and maximize the potential of each of its students. The mission of our school is to ensure that each of its students develops habits, concepts and attitudes which are necessary to achieve a lifelong love of learning, as well as to instill in each of them an appreciation of the importance of academic success.

The social aspect of education is also a large part of our mission, as it cannot really be separated from the academic-they are entwined together in each child. Therefore, we seek to identify and service the social needs of our students as they relate to academic success and an appreciation of learning.

 

Activities at Doran for Fall 2011

  1. MUSIC TO MY EARS

Description:- Students will play simple instruments and learn about rhythm, music vocabulary and relationship to math.

Day conducted:- Monday

Teacher incharge:- Keith White

Location:- Music Room

   2.  THEATER

Description:- Students will learn about different types of dance and music and will develop confidence to perform on stage.

Day conducted:- Thursday

Teacher incharge:- Jen Wilkinson

Location:- Music Room

   3.  YOGA

Description:- Students will learn the basics of yoga relaxation skills and the keys to a healthy lifestyle.

Day conducted:- Monday

Teacher incharge:- Jillian Desbiens

Location:- Gym

    4.  WORLD CRAFTS

Description:- Students will create crafts from around the world and learn about the countries and the origin of the crafts. Diversity and social studies will be emphasized.

Days conducted:- Tuesday and Wednesday

Teacher incharge:- Jean Pacheco

Location:- Art Room

   5.  SCIENTIFIC EXPLORERS

Description:- Students will use fun experiments and everyday materials to learn about our scientific world.

Day conducted:- 

Teacher incharge:-

Location:-

   6.  DANCE TO YOUR HEALTH

Description:- Students will learn technique, dance skills, communication, teamwork and self confidence.

Day conducted:- Wednesday

Teacher incharge:- Kelly Souza

Location:- Gym

   7.  FUN WITH HEALTHY EATING

Description:- Students will create healthy foods while reading recipes and measuring ingredients. Students will learn about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity by engaging in fun activities and games.

Day conducted:- Thursday

Teacher incharge:- Judith Lederman-Lechan

Location:- Cafeteria/Teacher's Room

   8.  FALL RIVER HISTORY

Description:- Students will learn about the history of the river after which the city was named in a Community Service Learning Project.  Activities will include field trips and explorations of the city.

Day conducted:- Monday

Teacher incharge:- David Jennings

Location:- Computer Room/Library

   9.  BRING A BOOK ALIVE

Description:- Students will use literature to create a fun performance piece while enhancing team building skills as well as confidence, respect and support.

Day conducted:- Monday

Teacher incharge:- Maureen Estes

Location:- Library

  10.  EXPLORING AND CREATING GAMES

Description:- Students will learn strategy and predicting skills as they play various board games and create new ones.

Day conducted:- Monday

Teacher incharge:- Elizabeth Texeira

Location:- Science Room

  11.  LEADS PROGRAM (Required for 6th Grade)

Description:- Students will learn leadership skills using a fun engaging curriculum from UMASS Dartmouth.

Day conducted:- Tuesday

Teacher incharge:- Ryan Andrade

Location:- Room 243

  12.  PHOTOJOURNALISM

Description:- Students will learn the basics of photography, learn to operate a digital camera, and compile a journal and develop their writing skills. There will be a gallery exhibition at the end.

Day conducted:- Tuesday

Teacher incharge:- Donna Viera

Location:- Computer Room

  13.  CULTURE HUNTERS

Description:- Students will learn about foreign cultures in a student guided activity in which they decide what information they need to know if they were to move the countries they study.

Day conducted:- Wednesday

Teacher incharge:- Ellen Rodrigues

Location:- Library

  14.  STRINGS ATTACHED

Description:- Students will learn the fundamentals of acoustic guitar and the relationships between music and math.

Day conducted:- Wednesday

Teacher incharge:- Kevin Boulay

Location:- Music Room

  15.  KOOL KIDS COMPUTER LAB

Description:- Students will learn basic computer skills using word processing and internet search in a organized supervised environment.

Day conducted:- Thursday

Teacher incharge:- Herb Tracy

Location:- Computer Room

  16.  BREAKING NEWS

Description:- Students will become newspaper writers, photographers, editors and publishers and create a school newspaper.

Day conducted:- Tuesday

Teacher incharge:- Adam Miranda

Location:- Library/Computer Room

  17.  FUTSAL

Description:- Students will learn the rules and fundamentals of Brazilian soccer in a fun and educational setting.

Days conducted:- Tuesday and Thursday

Teacher incharge:-

Location:- Gym

  18.  FOUND SCULPTURE

Description:- Students will imagine and create a sculpture out of found and recycled materials, leading to an exhibition of their work.

Day conducted:- Monday

Teacher incharge:- Mark Gleicher

Location:- Art Room

  19.  SCRAPBOOKING

Description:- Through scrapbooking, students will integrate creative writing and thinking with visual representations.

Day conducted:- Wednesday

Teacher incharge:-

Location:- Science Room

  20.  SCIENCE

Description:-

Days conducted:- Wednesday and Thursday

Teacher incharge:- Mauritha Sidebottom

Location:- Art Room

  21.  CAPOEIRA BRAZILIAN MARTIAL ARTS

Description:-

Day conducted:- Thursday

Teacher incharge:- Lamar Randolph

Location:- Library/Science Room

  22.  HEAT CLUB

Description:-

Day conducted:- Tuesday

Teacher incharge:- CD Rec

Location:- Cafeteria/Teacher's Room

 

 

Site Coordinator/Contact Personnel :Paul Moniz

email: paulmoniz@fallriverschools.org