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Douglas Elementary
Creative Arts & Science  Calendar: Traditional


Information for the: 2013 - 2014 school year.

For information about Magnet Programs and how to apply for them, visit our online Magnet Programs Center.

Principal, Grades & Calendar

Principal - Donna Susan Spivey

Grades - k - 5

2013-14 School Schedule - 9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Instructional Calendar

Douglas Elementary runs on the Traditional calendar. Currently, the following Traditional calendars are available for download:

2013 - 2014 Traditional Calendar (PDF)

2014 - 2015 Traditional Calendar (PDF)

2013-14 Care Programs

Before School:  WCPSS

After School:    WCPSS

Contact the Douglas Elementary directly for full information about its before- and after-school care programs. For general information about before- and after-school care programs across WCPSS, go here.


Contact

Phone - (919) 881-4894

Fax - (919) 881-4896

Website - http://douglas.wcpss.net

Location

Address - 600 Ortega road, Raleigh, NC 27609

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Description

The Mary P. Douglas Creative Arts and Science Magnet School is committed to using the interdisciplinary approach allowing every child to use their multiple intelligences or varied learning stylets to become successful lifelong learners.

The A+ Schools Program is an integral part of the Creative Arts and Science Magnet Program. It is an approach to teaching and learning grounded in the belief that the arts can play a central role in how children learn. A+ schools combine interdisciplinary teaching and daily arts instruction, giving teachers multiple opportunities each day to recognize the special skills and learning styles of students.

The NC Standard Course of Study at a Creative Arts & Science Magnet School is delivered through a collaborative interdisciplinary approach that integrates the arts into daily classroom instruction. A four member arts team is employed full-time in the areas of music, dance, drama, and visual arts. The A+ approach to learning is based on Howard Gardner's extensive research on multiple intelligences and is also supported by recent brain research.

In addition to the Arts program, Douglas also has a well-equipped science lab and science specialist who provides instruction based on experimentation and exploration.

Douglas was recognized as a 2004 Magnet Schools of America School of Excellence and a 2005 Magnet School of Distinction at the MSA National Conference on Magnet Schools.








Curriculum: Creative Arts & Science

The Creative Arts and Science program is a natural complement to the IB programme with its emphasis on learning and expression through the integrated arts. The arts teachers and science teachers are specialists who work with classroom teachers to help bring the arts into math, science social studies and language arts. This type of teaching results in classrooms where students are excited about school, challenged in areas where they have a need and are able to clearly see the connections between subjects. Students learn that there are many ways to be "smart" in accordance with the renowned learning research of Howard Gardner and the Multiple Intelligences pedagogy. With the addition of a science learning lab and a specialized science teacher, all students are provided expanded hands-on science instruction beyond that taught in the regular classroom.

Important: Bus routes are subject to change based on actual student distribution, parent appeals, and other factors. The information here will be updated regularly, but updates may take several days to be reflected online. This route information last updated: 2:56 PM, Thu, Apr 3, 2014.

Stop times: Because routes change daily during the first weeks of school, specific stop times are not provided. Parents can anticipate a stop time based on the route start time, estimating 5 minutes between stops in suburban areas, and 5 to 10 minutes between stops in rural areas. The exact stop time will vary during the first weeks of school. Stop times may vary as much as 30 minutes as students settle into their routines. Students should be ready and waiting for the bus at least 10 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive.

Bus schedules: We urge parents to be patient as routes settle during the first few weeks of school. Bus routes may be extended by as much as 30 minutes as students become familiar with a new routine.

Questions?: Contact the Sanderson Transportation Office.

Morning Routes

Afternoon routes are usually the reverse of the morning routes.

DOUGLAS/BROOKS/ RUN #1 RED EXPRESS

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:58:00

LEESVILLE ELEMENTARY

LEESVILLE ELEMENTARY

BRASSFIELD ELE SCHOOL

BAILEYWICK RD YMCA

KROGER SHOPPING CENTER AT MEDLIN CLEANERS

KROGER SHOPPING CENTER AT MEDLIN CLEANERS

SCHOOL: BROOKS ES

SCHOOL: DOUGLAS ES     08:46:00

DOUGLAS/BROOKS ELEM RUN #2 (BLUE EXPRESS) MILLBROOK

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:25:00

FALLS RIVER AVE & SOUTHWALK LN-EXPRESS

FALLS RIVER AVE & SOUTHWALK LN-EXPRESS

MILLBROOK H.S.

SCHOOL: DOUGLAS ES     08:44:00

SCHOOL: BROOKS ES

DOUGLAS ELEM (MAGNET BASE) RUN # 3 PURPLE

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:24:00

E MILLBROOK RD & LEAFCREST CT - RIGHT HAND STOP

CALVARY DR & LAKE RIDGE DR - RIGHT HAND STOP

N NEW HOPE RD & GREEN MEADOW DR - RIGHT HAND STOP

DANSEY DR & TAPERS DR

FOX RD & WENESLY CT

MOSS HILL DR & POTTERY LN

AVENIDA DEL SOL DR & HOLLENDEN DR

SCHOOL: DOUGLAS ES     08:46:00

DOUGLAS ELEM (MAGNET BASE) RUN # 4 ORANGE

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:22:00

CROWN CT & WAKE FOREST RD - RIGHT HAND STOP

CULPEPPER & CASPAN STREET

MILBURNIE RD & CULPEPPER LN

CULPEPPER LN & DERBY DR

DERBY LN & CHATHAM LN

MILBURNIE RD & HABERSHAM PL

MILBURNIE RD & N PEARTREE LN

SCHOOL: DOUGLAS ES     08:46:00

DOUGLAS ELEM. (MAGNET BASE) RUN 5 GREEN

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:35:00

SWEETBRIAR DR & SKIDMORE ST

E MILLBROOK RD & DAN TREE - RIGHT HAND STOP

STEINBECK DR @ TREE TOP APTS 2ND ENTRANCE

E MILLBROOK RD & QUAIL MEADOW DR - RIGHT HAND STOP

E MILLBROOK RD & FLINT RIDGE PL - RIGHT HAND STOP

CEDARWOOD DR & SWEETBRIAR DR

SANDY FORKS RD & THYME PL

SCHOOL: DOUGLAS ES     08:58:00

DOUGLAS ELEM. (MAGNET BASE) RUN 6 PINK

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:24:00

HONEYSUCKLE RD & OLD WAKE FOREST RD

BROCKTON DR & BAYLINER DR

HOYLE DR & MATT DR

CASTLEBAR DR & KILCULLEN DR

3915 GREEN RD

BODDIE DR & ST ALBANS DR

BLAND RD & TRENTLY CT

RONALD DR & FOREST RIDGE RD

3939 WAKE FOREST RD - RIGHT HAND STOP

3531 WAKE FOREST RD - RIGHT HAND STOP

COLBY DR & HARDIMONT RD

SCHOOL: DOUGLAS ES     08:46:00

DOUGLAS ELEM. (MAGNET BASE) RUN 7-YELLOW

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:39:00

ST JAMES CHURCH RD & TURNABOUT CT

KYLE DR & LEVEN LN

JELYNN ST & MARATHON LN

CHARLESTON PARK DR & WEDGEWOOD DR

TRAWICK RD & DOGWOOD DR

LAKE WOODARD DR & SUMMERDALE DR

3055 LAKE WOODARD DR

BROADLANDS DR & E JAMESON RD

SCHOOL: DOUGLAS ES     09:20:00