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School Information:
8601 Old Concord Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28213
Courier # 475
P: 980-343-0030 | F: 980-343-0034
Principal: Toyia Matthews
LC: Northeast
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: K-5
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Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide a positive and equitable learning environment for all scholars through the use of collaboration, rigorous instruction, and diverse learning experiences. Scholars will strive for success and develop a growth mindset while immersed in computer science.
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 Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy has been named a TreeRing Green Yearbook School!

Order our DJV Spirit Wear!!!

Charlotte Writers Club- flier linked

If you are interested in honing your writing talent, learn more about how the Charlotte Writers Club can help.  Available to all students in grades 5th-12th.  

Early Release Day- Oct. 6th, 2021

Join Sean Rubin and Aaron Becker on Sept. 8th as they share their recent nonfiction picture books that celebrate the tree that survived the September 11, 2011 attacks on the World Trade Center.

                                                       Click here for all the information!

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DJV Transportation:

The deadline to secure student transportation on the first day of school is August 4th.  Please register by completing the Student Ridership Form before the August 4th deadline.  


If you plan on being a car rider, you will receive car rider tags the first day of school.  Teachers will call each family to ensure how your child will get home from school.


If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation department at 980-343-6715 or DJV at 980-343-0030.

After School Enrichment Program Registration

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year has opened for the After School Enrichment Program.  Please see the attached link for all the information.  

Registration Flyer 2021-2022.pdf

Essay Contest Opportunity for Rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders

     Would you like a chance to tour North Carolina’s great capitol with your Lieutenant Governor? Well, here is your shot! Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson wants to offer students throughout the state the opportunity to participate in an essay contest. This contest is open only to students who are entering grades 4-12 in the 2021-2022 school year. The prompt for the essay will be on the following topic:

  • What does it mean to be a North Carolinian?

     Individual(s) selected from the essay contest will be invited to join Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson on a personal tour of our capitol. This experience will take participants through the North Carolina House of Representatives, North Carolina Senate, North Carolina State Supreme Court, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor’s Office, and many more.

                                  Essay Contest Information Link

EOG Testing Dates...please click the link 

May 3rd-7th Dorothy J. Vaughan will be


2021 Teacher's Favorite Things Responses

Click on Student Flyer - Staff Appreciation 2021 for a list of ways Dorothy J Vaughan will be celebrating our teachers and support staff!

Make sure to give a big thank you to our amazing educators.  They work tirelessly each day for our students!

New Kindergarten Family Orientation

We are excited to welcome our new Kindergarten Families to Dorothy J Vaughan for the 2021-2022 school year.  We will be hosting two virtual meetings to share information about All Things Kindergarten.  

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Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology- Spring Pictures

A photographer from Strawbridge Studios will be at Dorothy J Vaughan on 4/20/2021 and  4/23/2021 to photograph your child's spring pictures.  April 20th will be for In-Person students and April 23rd will be for Full Remote Academy students.  The FRA times on April 23rd will be from 4:30-6:30, and a sign-up genius will be sent out for parents who want to bring their child to the campus for pictures.  

Black History Month is Celebrated at DJV

Students in grades Kindergarten through 5th studied African American figures, both past and present.  To culminate their knowledge, each student chose a person,time period, or historical event and created a project to share what they learned.  To see all of the amazing projects, please click the link below.  

DJV Student Projects

Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology Partnership with Smart Girls HQ

Smart Girls HQ is an organization that focuses on STEM education specifically tailored towards young girls. Take a look at how this program is reaching young students and teaching them how they can thrive in science, technology, engineering, and math.

BBQ and Baseball Family Night for DJV Families

February 24th at 6 pm

Show Information can be found here

February is National Magnet School Month!  It's exciting to include our own school, Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology, in this wonderful group of schools across the nation!

Check out the amazing work our DJV student artists have been creating!  They are led by our talented art teacher, Ms. Nivens.  

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It's time to order your 2020-2021 DJV Yearbook!

                            Click on the link below for all the details!!



Congratulations to our amazing first grade teacher, Mr. Donovan!  He was one of only six K-5 teachers honored by the CMS North East Learning Community for his dedication and resiliency to teaching literacy amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Mr. Donovan's class of students will each be gifted a book, and Mr. Donovan himself was gifted a monetary award through Donor's Choose to purchase items for his classroom.   The staff, teachers, and students at DJV are so grateful to have Mr. Donovan as part of our school family!


Congratulations to one of our very own students for being recognized in the NASA Space Place Art Challenge! 

Gabby, a 6 year old first grade student, created a painting based on her interpretation of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich launch. The satellite will study global warming and Earth's rising sea levels.  


CMS needs to know whether you will attend school in-person or via the Full Remote Academy next semester.

Please complete this Transportation Enrollment Form before Monday, November 30 to let CMS know how your student will attend school during second semester – either in-person or remote – and if your student needs CMS yellow bus transportation.  

Selections made via this survey are effective beginning January 5, 2021 and will remain in effect for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Transportation Enrollment for Second Semester:

  • Families must inform the district about students' transportation needs for the second semester. An enrollment form is posted on the CMS website and will be posted on school websites. Families will need their student ID number to complete the Transportation Enrollment Form.

  • The transportation choice will last throughout the second semester and until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  

  • CMS needs to know the transportation needs for all students – grades pre-K – 12th grade whose families intend for them to attend school in-person during the second semester.

  • Specific note for current in-person Pre-K through 5th grade learners:

o If your child has not ridden the bus as of November 20, 2020, and the transportation enrollment is not completed, we will remove your child's name from the bus roster and they will not receive a bus stop assignment for the second semester.

o If your child does need transportation for second semester, you MUST complete the enrollment form indicating the need for transportation.

Zoom EDU launch

Beginning November 12th, 2020, CMS will be launching ZoomEDU.  Please click on the link, or read below for more information. 



                    Video Clip Link:   Dorothy J Vaughan Shout Out During our Virtual Field Trip


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                          Family Virtual Learning Series

                   Cato College of Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC)

If you're looking for ways to support your Pre-K through Grade 12 student, join UNC Charlotte for a series of Family Virtual Learning Series panel discussions offering tips and resources for succeeding during remote classes!


                      To register for one of the 4 events, please REGISTER at

Reflections Theme Search Competition

Choose a Theme for the 2022-2023 Reflections Program! Help National PTA pick the theme idea that will spark fun and creativity during the 2022—2023 Reflections program! The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100 prize from National PTA.

National PTA Reflections sponsors a student-focused Theme Search Contest annually to determine a future program theme. NCPTA welcomes all students from PTAs in good standing to participate!

NCPTA will select 5 winning themes in November to represent North Carolina in the contest for the 2022-23 Reflections Theme!


  • The 2020– 2021 theme is “I Matter Because”
  • The 2021-22 theme is “I Will Change The World By”

Students can submit ideas for the 2022-2023 Reflections Theme. The student who submits the winning entry at the National level of judging will receive $100 from National PTA and his or her theme will be used to spark creativity during the 2022-23 National PTA Reflections Program!

Themes must be submitted online to NCPTA by October 31, 2020. Submit here!

Let's Celebrate Our Amazing Connect Teachers as we honor Arts in Education Week.

Sept. 13th-19th!!!!! 

    Kindergarten Curriculum Night Slides

    First Grade Curriculum Night Slides 

    Second Grade Curriculum Night Slides

       3rd Grade Curriculum Night Slides 

4th Grade Curriculum Night Slides

5th Grade Curriculum Night Slides





CMS schools will open Aug. 17 for students with fully remote learning. Teachers and staff will report to work in-person for their first day on Aug. 6th.  To read the full article, please click the link below- "CMS Plan C".  

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In preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, we are excited to continue using Canvas as our CMS Learning Management System for students in grades pre-K-12 to ensure a consistent experience for all CMS students and families.

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Please click on the link, Canvas Sessions for Parents and Community Members , to read more about Canvas, and to sign up for VIRTUAL FAMILY NIGHTS to learn how to navigate our communication and teaching platform.  


Full Remote Academy Parent Information

For parents who chose the "Full Remote Academy" option for their child, please see the following links for the most FAQ's.  

(registration for the Full Remote Academy closed on July 26th.)

Full Remote Academy - FAQ 7-16-20_edited SPANISH.pdf:  


@CMS_DJV_Academy...Check out the latest Tweet from our very own DJV family!

Zora just wrapped up her week at . Thank you to , the camp leaders and all of the guest speakers for inspiring my baby

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Congratulations to Alison Gover- 

Dorothy J. Vaughan's 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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