Points of Pride

  • 2019-2020 Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School Nominee (named nominee in second year of CKH implementation).

  • Active and supportive PTO that puts money where it counts: into student learning and rich experiences.  This includes over $5,000 donated for quality reading materials for each classroom, access to home-school online learning experiences, and other upgrades for students and staff.

  • Actively supporting students with social-emotional learning through a wide variety of platforms, including: use of RULER SEL curriculum through morning announcements, school wide PBIS Rewards program, school wide coping kits in every classroom to aide in emotional regulation, buddy benches on the playground, yoga opportunities, and Capturing Kids’ Hearts tools.

  • Enthusiastic promotion of all kids developing a passion for a readerly lifestyle through school wide book buddy classrooms (pairing older readers with younger readers), the successful implementation of Lucy Calkins’ Reader’s Workshop model, and individualized reading instruction for all.

  • Continuing to build a transformative Doherty Family that is growing!  Enrollment rose from 440 students in 2017-2018 to 535 in 2019-2020.

  • A growing and successful mentoring program called Game Changers gives our students to high school mentors that show them what it means to reach their true potential within Laker Nation.

Doherty students enjoying a music lesson
Students involved in the 2019-20 Game Changers program