• Welcome back! We are excited to begin another wonderful year at Dworshak Elementary.  A couple of thoughts as we start the year:

    The first few days of school you will receive a great deal of information from the school and your child's teacher. Please review this information and complete any information that needs to be returned to school.

    This year sees the addition of grades four through six at Dworshak.  In addition, the Kindergarten Readiness Program and Pre-school are now part of our family.

    Inevitably, change requires the need for flexibility. In addition to adding the extra grades, we have adopted a new English Language Curriculum and are in the fourth year of using our Envision Math program. I encourage you to contact your child’s teacher about the curriculum and become involved in your child’s education.  The best indicator of student success is parent involvement. Together we can ensure the academic and social success of our students.

    Establishing good attendance habits and helping your child become more successful in  academic pursuits is a goal we share. In stressing the importance of education to your child, please emphasize that regular attendance is necessary for success.

    Our regular school day is 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Late arrival and/or early pick-up cause the students to miss valuable instruction time. Should your child need to miss school, please contact our office and make the necessary arrangements to pick up missed schoolwork to be completed at home.

    Our goal is to provide a safe environment for everyone. Please check in and out at the office when visiting our school.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. A strong partnership between school and home is necessary to help children achieve success. Together we will make a difference.

    Wes Nyblade







Dworshak Bucks

  • We are excited to be starting a new program at Dworshak this year.


    We understand students may feel like good positive behavior is unnoticed when a teacher has to focus on students making poor decisions. 


    We would like to focus on students who make responsible, positive, safe, and respectful decisions and reward them for doing so.


    Teachers and staff are now encouraged to pass out “Dworshak Bucks” for exceptional behavior. “Dworshak Bucks” may be spent on Fridays at the Dworshak store. Students will have a variety of different prizes. Prizes are geared for students that need an instant reward and for those who choose to save up for bigger prizes. 


    The Dworshak PTO is generously providing the prizes for the school store. Staff members are also encouraged to donate prizes.


    We love our students and want to encourage good citizenship.  This program, we believe, can accomplish that.


    Ask your student what their goal is and encourage them to earn their “Bucks”.


    Below is a list of the items in the store with their associated value: 
    1 Buck: Dum Dum suckers, small candy bars
    10 bucks: Easy read chapter books, crayons, small notebooks
    15 Bucks: Slap bracelets, Play-doh, Green Dworshak cup
    20 Bucks: Sm/Md frisbees, small bounce balls, medium level books, chips, corn nuts
    25 Bucks: Grandmas cookies, Pop, Gatorade, light up rings, disappearing ink
    30 Bucks: Chapter books, small soft basketballs, candy bars
    35 Bucks: Smelly Pencils 
    40 Bucks: Large & XL Frisbee's, DQ ice cream cone certificate
    50 Bucks: Smelly pens & crayons, Silly Markers, Dworshak bags
    75 Bucks: Dworshak T-shirts, Animal Chairs, Lunch with Mr. Payne
    100 Bucks:  Sports balls
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