Hiram DoddElementary School

Clubs and Activities

Boy Scouts
The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. The Dodd Boy Scout Troop #444 meets once a week after school to help build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts also offer opportunities for additional activities, such as day camps, overnight camps, a competition called the Pinewood Derby, and trips to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball games.
      Led by Mr. Giandomenico
Girls on the Run
Dodd Elementary participates in the national program, Girls on the Run.  The program prepares girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living, by empowering girls to:
  • Develop a positive self-image and strong sense of identity;
  • Build supportive relationships and learn teamwork;
  • Resist peer pressure, set goals and strive for their personal best;
  • Improve their body image and increase their health and physical activity;
  • Have fun and celebrate being a girl.
The Girls on the Run program is held in the springtime at Dodd.  Girls are selected to participate through a project, presentation, and interview process.  The girls attend practices twice a week and work towards participating in the End-of-Season 5K Event.
Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts of America is the largest girl-serving organization in the world.  Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  Dodd’s Girl Scout Troop #62061, offers programming to girls in 2nd to 5th grade.  The troop meets once a week after school to help girls earn Journeys to help enhance our education and awareness of the world around us.  Service Projects allow the troop members to impact their community in a positive way.  The Girl Scouts also offer opportunities for additional activities, such as hikes, camping trips, and Service Unit trips.  And don’t forget those unforgettable Girl Scout cookies.
         Led by Mrs. Lint 
Police Athletic League (PAL) Basketball
Dodd Elementary will be participating in basketball through the Police Athletic League. The Allentown Police Athletic League was chartered in 1956 as a perpetual organization. The purpose of this organization shall be to stimulate, create, provide and maintain wholesome recreational activities for youth throughout the City of Allentown and thereby: 

     a.  Improve the moral, physical, educational and civic standards of youth. 

     b.  Promote friendship, fairness and good will among our youth.
      c.  Stimulate a respectful and friendly relationship between youth and police officers. 
      The team will play one game a week against another Allentown School. Mr. Sallit will be coaching the team.
Safety Patrol
Dodd Elementary has selected its Safety Patrol consisting of 4th and 5th Grade Students. These students will be everywhere during arrival and dismissal times to overlook the safety of all students.