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Mission & Vision


Our Vision:  

DNES will provide opportunities for all students and employees to excel in learning, establish strong relationships and foster positive leadership.

Our Mission:

Every Student Matters. Every Moment Counts.


Discovering Never Ending Success…Full Steam Ahead

Our Beliefs:

  1. Every student is a leader.
  2. All children can learn and are deserving of respect, love and compassion.
  3. All children should be provided a variety of instructional approaches to accommodate various learning styles and be actively engaged in their learning.
  4. All children can and will succeed.
  5. The school, home and community must share responsibility for the needs and development of children, while fostering an appreciation for individual differences and cultures.
  6. Differences in learning styles exist, therefore; students have the right to learn in a way that brings them personal success.
  7. The function of education embraces the act of preparing our students for living successfully in an ever-changing society by providing academic, social, emotional, physical, and character developing skills.
  8. Students and staff have a right to a safe and secure school environment.
  9. Self-discipline is a prerequisite for the development of higher-order thinking skills and lifelong learning.
  10. Each student has a responsibility for actively participating in his or her learning and achievement, as well as demonstrating self- management skills.
  11. Student learning is the chief priority for the school.
  12. Students’ learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school.
  13. The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners