Message from the principal

Principal HowardDexter Families,

I am looking forward to a 3rd quarter filled with learning, leading, and laughter! Since coming to Dexter, I’ve tried to create a common language in efforts to unite our school. Below are several phrases our students consistently hear from Dexter’s staff that stress the importance of education and showing good behavior.

“We are here to LEARN and LEAD.”

We want our students to understand that they have 2 jobs at school. We want our students to be learners. A learner is someone who is gives his or her best effort to become a reader, writer, mathematician, scientist, and historian. In addition to learning, we want our students to be leaders. A leader is someone who helps another person become a learner.

“It’s time to BRAVE UP.”

BRAVE UP means doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. We want Dexter students to understand that doing the right thing helps them in all areas of their lives.

“We don’t babysit at Dexter.”

School is a place of learning and we want our students to understand that teachers are at school to TEACH and they are at school to LEARN and LEAD. We encourage our students daily to ignore distractions and focus on being engaged in the classroom.

Thank you for being a partner with us as we educate your child. Dexter is a school on the MOVE and I’m excited to be on this journey with you and your child.

Finding joy in the journey,

Travis Howard, Principal