Fremont County School District No. 2
Fremont County School District No. 2
Group of Students

Dubois K–12 School

Dubois School is the K–12 school that educates the Fremont County School District students. We have unique educational challenges that come from living in a small, isolated community. But our geographic location and small population encourage innovative methods of bring the world to our students, and we strive to help all learners reach their goals and their full potential.

While most of our teachers work as a department of one, they engage students in numerous authentic learning tasks to increase student background knowledge and address standards in a real-world context. 

A Message from our Principal

I recently came across an article listing New Year’s resolutions, and the top results of the list were eat better, get better grades, and exercise more. There’s nothing wrong with these goals, and there’s no reason why you can’t accomplish them, but why not shake things up a bit by setting a goal you probably have never thought about. Here are some new ideas to make 2018 wonderful! 

  • Make eye contact with people as you interact with them. If you’re looking to make new friends, this is a great goal to set. Looking people directly in their eyes sends the message that you see and appreciate who they are. 
  • Look in the mirror every morning and say, “I like who I am and I won’t let what someone else says change what I believe.” We think thousands of thoughts every day, and if we’re not careful, many of these can be negative. Repeating a positive, powerful, and hopeful thought to yourself is a great way to keep out all those complaints, criticism, and fears. 
  • Do something besides pull out your phone when you have free time. Set a goal to leave your phone in your pocket or purse every time you get bored or are waiting. Give your mind time to wander. Look around. Notice things. Bored? Good. You can handle a few minutes of boredom. Creativity can happen when you’re bored. 
  • Learn to cook three new meals this year. Think outside the (cereal) box. Reach for some fresh ingredients and kitchen gadgets and wow your family with your chef skills. Whether you love to cook or are brand new to cooking, learning a new recipe is always a good idea. You can find someone who cooks well to help you or you can find some recipes to try yourself. Remember to have fun and clean up! 
  • Try something new every day! Something new can be something little such as sitting with someone new at lunch. Even making the smallest changes can lead to amazing new experiences, and can help you learn new things. 
  • Say “thank you” ten times a day. You can make someone’s day by showing them some gratitude; studies also show that being grateful has a powerful effect on your own mood and well-being. Many people find that the more they focus on things to be grateful for, the happier they are. Want to be happier, healthier, and make someone’s day? Increase your gratitude. (Charlotte Larcabal) 

Whatever you choose, remember it is not enough to want to make the effort, it is in the doing that we succeed in our goals. 

Make 2018 Special!

Every Day Counts: Educate, Engage, Empower

Sincerely,

Dr. Brandon Farris

Principal

Preschool

Our pre-K program runs Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. This is a free program that focuses on kindergarten readiness learning. We use the "We Can! Early Childhood Curriculum."

We have a "best practice" environment, using learning centers and work areas, with whole group, small group, and one to one teaching. Our program focuses on the whole child, helping each child develop mentally, physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Building early literacy, language skills, and mathematics academic skills, social studies, and personal and social development. Throughout the year we focus on STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math projects. 

Please join us at 414 Meckem St, Dubois. It is open (at no cost to you) to any child who resides in FCSD#2 and is four years old on or before September 15, 2016. We do not provide transportation for this program.

Unique Offerings

Technology plays an important role at our schools, with laptop computers available for K–7 students and iPads issued to our 8–12 students. 

Our abundant natural surroundings provide excellent outdoor labs for students, including simulated archaeology digs to study ancient civilizations, water testing through the Dubois-Crowheart Conservation District, and visits to ranches through Ag in the Classroom.

School Improvement Plans

We are committed to doing all we can to improve student and teacher performance at all Fremont County School District #2 schools. Please see our plans for improvement below: