On April 28, 2021, Dorris Intermediate School was honored by City of Collinsville Cool Cities Committee for their recycling and sustainability efforts. Deputy City Manager Derek Jackson and CCC Chairperson Lisa Brennan presented a certificate to DIS teacher Anne Blevins and toured the school’s recycling center. Mrs. Blevins leads the DIS sustainability effort. The school was […]
Dorris Intermediate School
May 2021 – In May of 2020, Dorris Intermediate School student Lyric Walton initiated a service project that has helped young girls like her deal with a private, potentially embarrassing problem: the need for feminine hygiene products while at school. Lyric’s mother, Kourtney Walton said, “She was motivated to do this after I suggested she […]
April 2021 – Dorris Intermediate School STEM teacher Jason Watts put together STEMtastic Challenge packets for classes to use and include their teachers and DIS administrators in the fun. Students simply request at STEM kit from their teacher to participate. DIS Principal Mr. Stirnaman going head to head with Courtney in the Bonnie’s Bubble Challenge: […]
April 20, 2021 – Dorris Intermediate School special education teacher Vickie Jones was surprised in her classroom with the news that she was named April 2021 Kahok Educator of the Month. The award was presented by Edward Jones Representative Jason Rehg and DIS Principal Kevin Stirnaman. Principal Stirnaman said the following: “Vickie Jones is the teacher of […]
April 2021 – Dorris Intermediate School education assistant Emily Matthews is the illustrator of a published children’s book: Maggie the Monkey Photographer. The book is available on Amazon.