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Dubois Elementary School

120 South Lincoln Ave
Springfield, IL 62704

A Note From the Principal

September 6, 2008

Dear Dubois families -
Thank you so much for your kind words and welcoming attitude! Though I have not met all of you, I have had the privilege of talking to many of you on the phone, at registration or at our open house. I certainly appreciate your patience as we try changing a few things to enhance the educational experience for your children.
The 2008-09 school year got off to a great start on Monday with approximately 97% of our registered students showing up for school and another 23 registering on that day. We also had a large turn out of fathers who brought their children to school on the first day of school for the annual "Father's Walk". Several of our Dads were highlighted on the local news.
As many of you know, all third through fifth graders take the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT) every spring to measure how well our students are doing on Illinois Standards. I'm proud to report that 70 - 80% of Dubois Elementary students met or exceeded the standards for the 2007-08 school year!!! The goal this past year was 62.5% and goal for this year will be 70% in all subgroups, so we will have to continue to work hard with every child.
Thank you for everything you do to help us help your child!
Cindy J. Baugher, principal