John J. Doran Community School

The Doran Dolphins baseball team just recently wrapped up their second season of competition. The team made the playoffs for the first time in only their second year of play!
I would like to congratulate all of the scholar-athletes who were a part of the team this year. From seasoned veterans to first-year players, together you displayed tremendous effort, and commitment to supporting each other. Your actions were a model for the Doran way! ("Effort creates ability")
Also, I would like to thank all of the students, faculty and parents who helped out with this year's team. Whether attending the games, helping facilitate practice or just simply offering words of encouragement, your continuous support and generosity was greatly appreciated!
Hats off to the 2015-2016 Doran Dolphins!
From left to right - front row, Elijah, Isacc Paiva, Ethan, Iann Brazoban, Jean Carlos Martinez, Marco Brazoban back row. Christopher Raiche, Coach Patrick Viveiros, Axel, Ethan DeCosta, Aneury Corcino, Alex Goncalo, Edop Bergollo-Colon, Alex
This photograph was taken after an 11-1 win over the Talbot Tigers

I Love Reading Month Contest
Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 at Doran took part in an I Love Reading Month contest during the month of March. Students were in homeroom teams, and they interviewed each other about the books they read in order to get credit.
6 Yale won first place, with over 50 books read in one month! Here they are enjoying their prize: an ice cream social.

Special recognition was given to Caren Cartagena who, having read 12 books, was named the Most Valuable Reader.

Congratulations to 6 Harvard and 7 Yale for coming in 2nd and 3rd.
We look forward to next year's contest!!

Milk Carton Recycling Project

Doran Grade 4 scholars have been learning about the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuseand Recycle), Sustainability and the Cause and Effect relationship between human decisions and the environment.

Recently they planned, organized and assisted in a milk carton recycling project with students in Kindergarten to 4th grade. 4th grade students created posters for the cafeteria informing students of 3 types of wastes and ways recycle every day materials, like milk cartons! They recycled over 300 milk cartons in 1 week!

They also reused 100 milk cartons and planted marigolds, green beans and sugar snap peas with 1st grade students in Mrs. Andrade's and Ms. Oliveria's classes. Students in both grades have been studying living organisms.

Professor Rak from Bristol Community College met with grade 4 students and demonstrated alternative energy forms and sustainability.



























News and Notices

2016-2017 Doran School Day:
Please note new school hours
Breakfast 7:55 Daily
Monday through Friday: 7:55 - 2:52
First Day of School:
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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Doran scholars believe that

"Effort Creates Ability!"