Westwood School Receives Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant

WW Garden 1Many schools across the district are adopting the garden-to-cafeteria mentality, while supplying an outdoor classroom for students to learn about agriculture and science. Westwood School will now be added to the list after the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded the $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to the school. Continue reading

DHS Teacher Dr. Sarida Hoy Receives Tom Jones Educator of the Year Award

Tom Jones 6The Dalton Education Foundation president, Mike Maret, presented the 29th annual Tom Jones Educator of the Year award to Dr. Sarida Hoy during halftime of the first Dalton High School football game. Continue reading

Brookwood School Named Finalist for STEM Education Awards

1st day 70For the third year in a row, the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) named Brookwood School a finalist in the 2015 Georgia Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Awards. This year, Brookwood is a finalist in the STEM Certified School Outreach category. Continue reading

Little, City Park, First United Methodist Church Receives Honors

little award

Dr. Rick Little may have retired in May, but he and his former school, City Park, are still winning awards. The Georgia Association of School Principals presented Little with the 2015 Georgia Distinguished Service Award and the Jim Puckett Outstanding Educator Award. City Park received the 2015 School Bell Award for its “Pay it Forward” program. The Dalton Public Schools Board of Education recognized the recipients during the August Regular Meeting. Continue reading

#DPS1stday Photos from Students, Parents and Staff

Thanks to everyone who tagged Dalton Public Schools in their back to school photos with #DPS1stday. We received a lot of great photos that really captured the first day of school excitement. Scroll down to see all of the photos we received from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Keep in mind, if any of your profiles are set to private and you used the hashtag, we were not able to see them.

First Day of School for Dalton Public Schools

The 2015-16 school year is off to a great start! Check out the photos below from across the district! And keep tagging us in your first day of school photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #DPS1stday.

DPS Urges Motorists to be Cautious as School Resumes and Buses Board

school bus graphicTomorrow morning marks the first day of school for Dalton Public Schools. Thirty-seven buses will be picking up and transporting students across Dalton beginning at 5:45 a.m. and lasting the duration of each day. DPS urges motorists to be extra cautious when driving tomorrow, especially when approaching a school bus, cross walk or school zone. Continue reading