Cortez Receives Appointment to West Point U.S. Military Academy

DHS CortezFifty-eight Dalton High School students received various scholarships to multiple institutions amounting to $1.8 million dollars, not including the Hope or Zell Miller Scholarships. One of the students is Jesus Cortez and his scholarship is worth $450,000.

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DHS Receives National Recognition as Best High School for Sixth Time

Grad_Hat_2014For the sixth year, U.S. News and World Report has recognized Dalton High School as a Best High School nationally. They received a silver medal and remained in the top eight percent of high schools nationally. The school ranked as the 44th Best High School in Georgia and is the highest ranking area high school to make the list. DHS ranked 1,621st nationally out of 19,753 public high schools reviewed. Continue reading

Twenty to Retire from DPS

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Representing over 500 years of experience in education, 20 Dalton Public Schools employees were recognized as they retire from the district. The Dalton Board of Education held a reception in their honor to celebrate their contributions to the students and schools in the district.
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DHS Students Recognized in Cording Ceremony

CordsThe Dalton High School Career Technology and Agriculture Education (CTAE) Department held its annual cording ceremony on in the DHS Lecture Hall. CTAE recognized the students who had successfully completed their end of pathway examinations and received credentials in their chosen pathway.

Eighty-one students were recognized in eight career tech areas. Sixty-two students were recognized for meeting the criteria to be a member of the Career Tech Honor Society. Dr. Doug Shults, DHS assistant principal, addressed the audience and awarded the cords to the recipients.

“One of our goals at Dalton High is to prepare students for the next step. Whether it be the work force or college, these students are ready for the next step!” said Shults.

The DHS graduation ceremony is May 22 at 8 p.m. at Harmon Field. Morris Innovative High School’s graduation ceremony is May 22 at 5 p.m. at the Rockbridge Wink Theatre.

DEF Awards 26 Classroom Grants

DEF logoThe Dalton Education Foundation (DEF) recently awarded 26 classroom grants for the next school year.

“DEF remains focused on rewarding and promoting innovation and excellence in our local schools,” said Bob Bethel, president of the foundation. Continue reading

Little Cats Helps Jumpstart Success for Parents, Children

Cats 4For Little Cats to Catamounts, Dalton Public Schools offers many opportunities for parents to be involved in their students’ academic careers. Today, 22 preschoolers graduated from Little Cats, a yearlong program to assist parents by working with their preschool age children on basic literacy skills to be ready to transition into Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

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Run, DPS, Run!

Track 15The Fourth Annual Dalton Public Schools Elementary Track Championship run on the Dalton High School track brought third, fourth and fifth grade students together for a day of fellowship, friendly competition and beautiful weather. Continue reading