Arzate Jumpstarts Future

Mario Arzate[1]Mario Arzate is a lot like a typical high school senior. He loves spending time with his girl friend and friends, enjoys going to sporting events and cannot wait for graduation. But for 25 hours a week, he shifts from being a high school student to a Dalton Utilities employee, working as an engineering apprentice through the work-based learning program offered at Dalton High School. Continue reading

City Park Students Learn about Law Enforcement

DSC_0619When Allison Chlebisch’s second grade students discussed career options and researched careers in the media center, over half of her classroom hoped to become a police officer. Chlebisch’s student teacher from Dalton State College, Fernanda Koop, contacted Lt. Scott Reneau to pay a visit to the classroom. And he brought his partner. Continue reading

Dalton High School Recognized as AP Honors School for Third Consecutive Year

DHS_SignFor the third year, Dalton High School has been named to the list of 609 AP (Advanced Placement) Honors Schools in Georgia for 2015. Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods released the list of Georgia schools receiving honors in his review of The College Board’s AP Report to the Nation. DHS was recognized in two areas: AP STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) School and AP Access and Support School. Continue reading

DPS Enrollment Center Moves to 101 Building

101BldgThe Enrollment Center for Dalton Public Schools has relocated to the 101 Building across from the post office in downtown Dalton. Families wishing to enroll their children in Dalton Public Schools should come to the 101 Building located at 101 North Thornton Avenue on the corner of West Crawford and Thornton Avenue. The phone number, (706) 876-4049, remains the same.

The district purchased the 101 Building back in June because the property is adjacent to City Park School and would provide room for relocation of some district offices.  The enrollment center and special education administrative services are now occupying some of the available office space in the facility.

The Enrollment Center’s hours are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Parking is available behind the 101 Building off of West Crawford Street.

City Park Students Focus on Environment

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City Park School 3rd graders received expert advice from Recycling and Education Program Coordinator Liz Swafford from the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority, but they had to get their hands dirty. Continue reading

Brookwood School Receives M.B. Seretean Arts in Education Grant

Art GrantBrookwood School received the M.B. Seretean Arts in Education Grant awarded by the Creative Arts Guild. The grant money will be used to purchase technology that will be integrated with visual arts with math, science, language arts and social studies. Continue reading

City Park Hosts Science and Math Family Night

City Park welcomed approximately 600 people to its Science and Math Family Night. The Creative Discovery Science Museum from Chattanooga brought nine experiments for students to try out with their families. Engineering projects made by 4th graders in the STEM lab were displayed as well as the fifth grade STEM/Art birdhouses. The classrooms offered parent/child math activities that could be easily duplicated at home. Check out the slideshow below to see some photos of this community event.

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