Dogwood Elementary School

DES is a PreK-5th grade school dedicated to empowering students to grow into world-changers πŸ¬πŸ’™

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Woo-hoo! We’ve got something to celebrate πŸŽ‰ Our amazing school just got even cooler with a brand new sensory room, thanks to the incredible support from the Germantown Education Foundation! πŸ™Œ

This space is going to be a total game-changer for our students, providing a calm and soothing environment to help them focus, relax, and thrive. Can’t wait to see the positive impact it’ll have!

A huge shoutout to the foundation for their generosity and commitment to enriching our students’ learning experience. You rock! 🀘 We’re so grateful to have champions like you in our corner.

Photos from Dogwood Elementary School's post 05/20/2024

It’s time to celebrate our amazing retirees - Mr. Phillips, Ms. Kenley, and Mr. Bozeman! πŸŽ‰

For years, they’ve poured their hearts into our school community, going above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of so many. Their dedication, kindness, and passion have truly made this place feel like a family.

As they embark on this next chapter, we’re filled with immense gratitude. Mr. Phillips, Ms. Kenley, and Mr. Bozeman, you deserve every moment of rest and quality time with loved ones. You’ve earned it!

Thank you for your service, your wisdom, and your friendship. Cheers to relaxation, new adventures, and the incredible legacies you’ve left behind. This school won’t be the same without you, but we know your influence will continue to inspire us all.

Wishing you all the best in retirement! πŸ’•




🌟 Happy to our very own Karen Cunningham! We've borrowed this page to write a post about her. We couldn't tell the GMSD story without her! In case you didn't know, Karen manages her school's social media presence--a HUGE job well done. She is truly one of the best in the business. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ.


The Dogwood XC Team is recruiting rising 3rd, 4th and 5th graders of all levels to join the team. Parents and athletes are invited to a XC Meeting on Tuesday, May 14th at Dogwood Elementary to discuss summer running plans, cross country meet schedule, cross country camp and regular practice schedule. The girls team has a goal to win the TN State Championship Meet for the third year in a row and the boys team is stronger than ever as they placed third in the State Meet last year. We are a very fun and competitive team that typically races the 1 mile distance.


We're pumped up to celebrate Mrs. Morris and Mrs. Mink! πŸ™Œ

These ⚑️rockstar teachers⚑️ are sharing their classroom expertise in their Year 5 Blue Chip presentations. This districtwide initiative helps new educators grow through mentorship and professional development opportunities. πŸ’™

Let's give a huge round of applause to these awesome teachers who are going above and beyond to level up their skills and support our students! πŸ‘

Photos from Dogwood Elementary School's post 05/06/2024

Calling all future zoned for DES! πŸŽ‰ Kindergarten Orientation Sign-ups are live - don't miss out on this event! Visit the link in our bio to make it official.

Whether you're attending in June or July, get ready for a day of exploration, fun activities, and a glimpse into the amazing world of DES. This is your chance to get a head start and feel confident about starting next year!

Have any questions? No problem! Just reach out to [email protected] and the team will be happy to assist.

Can't wait to welcome you to the DES family! 🐬🀩

Photos from Dogwood Elementary School's post 05/03/2024

πŸš’πŸ©ΊπŸŽ¨πŸŒ± From Careers on Wheels for our littlest learners to the big Career Day for our 3rd-5th graders, our community really showed up in a big way this week. We had firefighters, pilots, entrepreneurs, and so many more incredible experts share their passions with us! πŸ™Œ πŸ’™βœ¨


πŸ₯³ Today is National School Principal's Day, and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate the one and only Ms. Woody. From her warm greetings in the morning to her enthusiastic waves in the carpool line, she's ALWAYS supporting our school community!

We are so grateful for your heart to make our school the best it can be. Thanks for your hard work, your guidance, and your genuine care for each and every one of us.πŸ‘

Let's show Ms. Woody some major love today! Comment below with a message of appreciation. πŸ’•


Congratulations to our rising star teacher 🌟Elizabeth Grimm🌟 on being named New Teacher of the Year by the Germantown Education Commission! πŸŽπŸŽ‰

Parents and students are raving about the energy and enthusiasm Ms. Grimm brings to the math classroom. She's not just teaching - she's sparking a love of learning in her students through her encouraging, patient approach ☺️ We are excited for her to continue to shine as a growing educator!

Photos from Dogwood Elementary School's post 04/29/2024

Woohoo! πŸ₯³ Our Dogwood Track & Field athletes brought home the hardware at the Memphis Youth Athletic Championship Track Meet this weekend! πŸ†

The girls team crushed it, taking 2nd place overall out of over 20 teams! And the boys put in an amazing effort, landing in 7th place. Talk about teamwork making the dream work! πŸ’ͺ

Photos from Dogwood Elementary School's post 04/26/2024

Dogwood's Got Talent 2024 was an absolute BLAST last night! 🀩 The energy in that room was off the charts as we PACKED the house to support 17 of the most INCREDIBLE talents our school has to offer.

Every single act had the crowd on their feet cheering and applauding - from the breathtaking dance routines to the showstopping musical performances. This community really knows how to put on a spectacular show! πŸ‘

DGT just keeps getting BIGGER and BETTER each year. We are so proud of all our students who poured their hearts into these mind-blowing talents. This is why we love being part of such a vibrant, enthusiastic school community.

Can't wait to see what Dogwood's Got Talent has in store for us next year - the bar has been raised even higher! πŸ™Œ

Photos from American Heart Association - Tennessee's post 04/10/2024
Photos from Dogwood Elementary School's post 04/08/2024

🌟 Eclipse experience at Dogwood Elementary! πŸŒ’πŸ€©

When the universe puts on a show, it captivates hearts of all ages - students and staff alike! What a magical moment for our dolphins today! πŸŒ πŸŒ™βœ¨


This week we are ready to kick off donations for Dorothy Day House!


🌟 Let's CELEBRATE Ms. Phipps and Mrs. Perkins! 🌟

Our school wouldn't be the same without these incredible assistant principals leading the way. They work behind the scenes, shaping teachers and students to create a positive environment for all our dolphins! 🐬πŸ’ͺ


Our Fine Arts Night was an absolute blast as families and friends united to celebrate creativity, inclusivity, and diversity! πŸŒŸπŸ–ΌοΈπŸŽΆ

From the vibrant art displays to the shimmering musical performances, our school was buzzing with energy and talent🎨🎀

The theme 'Dolphins Belong' symbolized the beauty of inclusion and diversity that makes our school community so special. 🐬❀️

Here's to a night filled with laughter, music, art, loveβ€”and of course, delicious food truck delights! πŸ§πŸŽ‰

Photos from Dogwood Elementary School's post 04/04/2024

On School Librarian Day, Dogwood has a new one! Meet Lenoir Caen, librarian for the day πŸ«ΆπŸ»πŸ€©πŸ“š

Photos from Dogwood Elementary School's post 03/26/2024

🎨✨ Save the date! πŸ—“οΈ Fine Arts Night is back, and it's going to be an evening to remember! 🎢 Join us on Thursday, April 4th from 4:30-6pm for a dazzling showcase of talent, delectable food trucks, and unforgettable musical performances! πŸŒŸπŸŽ‰ Visit the link in our bio for pre-order information


πŸŒ› Kindergarten Preview NightπŸŒ› is TOMORROW 3/26! This is for parents of our future dolphins πŸ’™πŸ¬

Exciting news for all soon-to-be Kindergarten parents! πŸŽ‰πŸ¬ Mark your calendars for our Kindergarten Parent Preview Night at Dogwood Elementary School on March 26th at 6pm! πŸ“šβœ¨

This event is designed for parents. No kiddos if possible, please!


🌟 Tonight was nothing short of magical as we welcomed prospective teachers to our school with open arms and a sprinkle of luck!πŸ’–πŸ€ Lucky to be a Dolphin! 🐬✨ Our school is more than just a workplace - it’s a family where growth, support, and joy thrive every day 🫢🏻

Photos from Dogwood Elementary School's post 03/21/2024

If you haven't checked out the silent auction yet - you are missing out.
Head to // and see all of the wonderfully generous donations and make your bid!

Photos from Dogwood Elementary School's post 03/21/2024

Thank you to our Blue Sponsors! We appreciate your support of Dogwood Elementary and the PTO.

Photos from Dogwood Elementary School's post 03/20/2024

Thank you to our White level sponsors! We appreciate your support of the Dogwood Elementary School PTO!

Be sure to check out our Silent Auction and get your bids in. New items dropping every day!,1,SjMvSsGExwokCAxkEIAaZYXGOxTYlA3P7fX4nIJXVGshS4IR0jMxdNq-qD6Onu3qk9fVdUjM0Kk45K0ZV_20pHFbOvLJw92wWEwr9K1cAQlNCBZiqOyaP7Ea4AQ,&typo=1

DolphinFest is this Saturday, March 23rd from 10:00 - 2:00!

Photos from Dogwood Elementary School's post 03/19/2024

We are SO excited for DolphinFest THIS Saturday! Thank you to our amazing sponsors!


Calling all 5th grade parents and students!!


Exciting news for all soon-to-be Kindergarten parents! πŸŽ‰πŸ¬ Mark your calendars for our Kindergarten Parent Preview Night at Dogwood Elementary School on March 26th at 6pm! πŸ“šβœ¨

This event is designed for parents. No kiddos if possible, please!


πŸŽ‰ Save the Date! πŸ—“ DolphinFest is just around the corner on March 23rd! 🐬 Get ready for a day filled with fun, food, and fantastic finds at our annual event! Follow on Instagram for all the exciting updates, ticket info, and sneak peeks at our amazing silent auction items.

A huge shoutout to all our incredible community sponsors who are making this event possible! 🌟 We can’t wait to celebrate with you all - see you there! πŸŽ‰

Photos from Dogwood Elementary School's post 03/08/2024

πŸ“šToday, our hallways were filled with beloved book characters coming to life, spreading joy and the love for reading everywhere they went. 🌟

From Cat in the Hat to Harry Potter, every character was a symbol of our commitment to literacy and creativity. We love turning pages together and inspiring a new generation of readers during ! πŸŽ‰πŸ“–

Photos from Germantown Education Foundation's post 03/08/2024

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8945 Dogwood Road
Germantown, TN

Opening Hours

Monday 8:45am - 3:45pm
Tuesday 8:45am - 3:45pm
Wednesday 8:45am - 3:45pm
Thursday 8:45am - 3:45pm
Friday 8:45am - 3:45pm
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