Dixie Magnet Elementary
Dixie Magnet Elementary School strives to positively impact the future by preparing students to be confident, hardworking, and goal-oriented individuals. Our vision is to strengthen students’ abilities to live healthy, balanced lives in which they fulfill their responsibilities and use compassion and creativity to make a positive difference in the world. Our mission is to foster excellence in intellect, creativity, and character. Please visit the About Dixie page to learn more!
What makes our school special?
We strive to individually prescribe education for all students. We offer Chinese, Discovery Lab (STEM), music, band, orchestra, visual art, library and physical education in rotation. In addition, the five components of the arts (music, drama, dance, visual art, and media/digital art) are naturally integrated into daily instruction. This approach engages students toward mastery of higher-level content through arts-infused learning opportunities. Dixie students also apply 21st-century skills: collaboration, creativity, communication, critical and creative thinking, character development, and high-quality human relationships.
Our teachers integrate state-of-the-art technology into all instructional programs. All classrooms are equipped with SmartBoard interactive technology, and all classrooms have individual computer stations. In addition, a Dell/PC lab, Mac lab, portable computer labs and iPods/iPads are available.
Dixie provides regular opportunities for students to learn and develop benchmarked proficiencies in Mandarin Chinese and offers multiple opportunities for all students to experience a range of global cultures, issues and connections.
Our music program is branching out through a digitally interactive curriculum called Quaver Music, which students can access individually from home and school. Fourth- and fifth-graders may participate in the orchestra, and fifth-graders can play in the band. Other opportunities include Glee, percussion and primary chorus.
Dixie has a full-time gifted and talented teacher to provide services in math, reading, leadership and creative writing. This year we also plan auditions in visual art, music, drama and dance to differentiate learning needs. Students meeting the gifted criteria in the arts will qualify for extra services during the regular school day.
For more information about Dixie’s Arts Enrichment Program and extra-curricular programming, visit our school website: www.dixie.fcps.net.
Dixie in the News:
Dixie challenges students to shape their own learning through Arts integration and 21st Century learning skills. Read the FCPS article.
At Dixie, the Practical Living and Career Studies Committee now incorporates the former Healthy Lifestyles Committee, covering everything from consumerism, field days and wellness policies to health content and P.E. activities. Read the FCPS article
Congratulations to two Dixie educators in joining the 187 teachers in Fayette County on completion of National Board Certification. Kelly Fischer, Media Specialist, recently earned her certification in November, and Carla Horn, Second Grade Teacher, joins Dixie having already obtained the certification. National Board Certification is a demonstration of their practice as measured against high and rigorous standards. Dixie is proud to have five National Board Certified Educators! Read the FCPS statement
Dixie students participate in the 'Hour of Code', a nationwide initiative by CSEdWeek and code.org to introduce computer programming to over 10 million students and encourage them to learn programming. Read the FCPS article Read the Herald Leader article
Art leads Dixie teachers into a 'Peaceful Place'. Read the FCPS article about Dixie staff's hour-long painting session, where they picked up helpful tips on the principles of art and design while relaxing and unwinding with colleagues.
Kids say the funniest things! Recently the Prichard Committee interviewed eight Dixie students. Watch the videos to hear what makes a teacher successful, what a principal does all day long, and more from the perspective of the students. Group 1 Group 2
We encourage families to get involved in their children's education. One way is through volunteering; before you can volunteer in any school, you must first fill out a volunteer application.
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