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Raising The Bar to Become College & Career Ready!
In order for all students to be competitive upon graduation, we have an obligation to expect more from them. We know that they will rise to the challenge and be better prepared for career and college as a result. Below is a video from the NC Department of Public Instruction to explain why we are raising our standards.

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From the Principal

The start of a new school year is always an exciting time for educators, parents and students.  Welcome to Don D Steed Elementary School where we will ensure our students are equipped to realize their hopes and dreams. With the dedication and commitment I see from our staff, our students will continue to benefit from the kind of high quality instruction we know they deserve.

The Common Core is a rigorous set of standards for the English Language Arts and Mathematics curriculum which has been developed based on the best practices of schools and organizations around the country and the world. Parents should expect to see students engaged in building their analytical thinking skills and applying what they have learned rather than simply memorizing information. More 21st-century skills will be integrated and the rigor of work will require additional student perseverance and cooperation.
 
With every new school year comes new students, new families and changes in staff. However, one goal remains consistent and won't change: our commitment to work hard. Working together, our school and our community can and will make this a wonderful year for learning.

Don Steed Elementary is a great place to be - just stop by and visit and we're sure you'll agree.

DSES Convocation Video




Harris Teeter
Don Steed Elementary is now participating in the Together in Education program at Harris Teeter. 

 What is it?
Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program is a fund raising program for schools (public or private- preschool through 12th grade) in our communities.
When customers purchase select Harris Teeter Brand products using their VIC card, Harris Teeter contributes a percentage of those purchase dollars to the schools of their choice.
Schools use the money as they see fit on anything from basic supplies to band equipment or computers.

One Step Sign Up Process
Starting August 1st each year, parents and community members are able to link their VIC cards to your school's Together in Education school code. 
Simply give the cashier your VIC Card and your school's Together In Education school code (1678) during checkout OR  you can register online. 

Thanks for the Support!

Please join us in thanking the following patrons for their support of our school and programs.  Click on the links below to find out more about the companies and organizations that help our children.  Please thank these businesses and organizations when you are there.  If you'd like to become a friend or patron of Don Steed Elementary School, please contact the school at 910-875-1125.


Thank you to Food Lion for supporting our school in many, many ways.



Walmart has supported us by donating book bags and school supplies to needy students and by gifting a teacher with $100.00 to spend on their classroom.



Thank you for supporting our school by sponsoring our float in the NC Turkey Festival.



Barbee Pharmacy supports DSES in many ways.







Taco Bell supports our school through Don Steed Night at their restaurants.









Harris Teeter supports our school through our participation in their "Together in Education" program.