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Energy Star Certified
Dorothy Fox Elementary School is a member of the District’s Energy Star family. Fox earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

Extra-Curricular Options

Students have a number of programs that they can participate outside of the school at Dorothy Fox as well as through the Camas Community Education Program.

Fox Pack Swingin’ Ukes: (Grades 3-5)

Advisor: Dustin Hunley

Fox is famous for our ukulele program.  Our professional jazz pianist teacher, Mr. Hunley, puts a Jazz twist to create the Fox Pack Swingin’ Ukes who meet after school on Wednesdays.  They perform downtown Camas at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, at Camas High School, and other events throughout the year.

Science Olympiad: Grades (4-5)

Advisor: Lee Ellen Gilronan

The Science Olympiad Program culminates in a competitive regional tournament for teams that qualify.  All participating students practice problem solving and working creatively to address challenge activities after school in the fall and the school is allows to bring 15 to the final event. Information goes home in the fall.  We typically have more students interested then there is capacity which is why the grade levels get limited.

Fox Robotics:(Grades 2 & 5)

Advisor: Michelle Collins

This is a 5-week program in the Spring for students interested in advanced robotics.  Students who have participated in robotics in class or during after school activities are invited.  If more students apply then there is room, students are selected by lottery.  Students practice after school and then culminate with a district competition event against the other elementary school clubs.

Student Leadership Team: (Grades 4-5)

Advisor: Cathy Sork

This club serves as a student council of elected students from each 4th and 5th grade class.   In the fall, each 4th and 5th grade class is asked to elect a boy and girl representative.  The club meets before school  every other week to be the voice of the student body at Fox.  Students begin with a half-day Leadership Workshop and they work on leadership and communication skills throughout the entire year.  The SLT plans community service events, such as the Stuff the Bus Food Drive, the make recommendations to the principal about student issues, run assemblies, plan for recess activities, and help to solve school problems.

Safety Patrol: (Grade 5)

Advisor: Don Holmes

Responsible fifth graders serve as crossing guard support at the corner of Sierra and 28th both in the morning and the afternoon.  Under adult supervison, these students help others to cross safely at this very busy and dangerous corner.  They serve our school in the sun, sleet, rain, and snow!  We are grateful for their leadership.  As a thank you, safety patrol students go to Oaks Park in June for a fun field trip.  Students are selected at the end of their fourth grade year on qualities of citizenship, responsibility, and kindness shown at school.

Water Congress: (Grade 5)

Advisor: Lee Ellen Gilronan

Students prepare to debate environmental issues each Spring at Washington State University with other schools in the region.  Students get information about joining Water Congress in their science class.

 

Through Community Education at Dorothy Fox for a fee. (Grades K-5):

  • Afterschool Chess Class on Mondays in Cafeteria
  • Afterschool Art Class (Session available periodically on Tuesdays in Cafeteria)
  • Afterschool Lego Club on Wednesdays after school
  • Afterschool Mad Science on Wednesdays after school

Other programs available at the ZAC location afterschool for a fee (Grades K-5).  Bus transportation provided.

http://schools.camas.wednet.edu/communityed/