Students’ Project Becomes Reality

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Windel Ross and Gigi Robertson help register a student for the Special Steps 5K Run/Walk.

Like many students when assigned a project, seventh graders Gigi Robertson and Windel Ross couldn’t quite decide which direction they wanted to take their Passion Projects, a project that stretches beyond the classroom and into the community. But after a brainstorming session in Megan Simmon’s class, Robertson and Ross fused their individual ideas into one plan that will enhance how students with disabilities spend their days at school. Continue reading

Young Georgia Authors Celebrated, Awarded

Hundreds of students, parents and staff celebrated the Dalton Public Schools Young Georgia Authors during a reception and award ceremony. Students from every grade across the district were recognized for their exemplary writing skills. Continue reading

Gretchen Abernathy Named Distinguished Educator of 2015

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Dalton Middle School teacher Gretchen Abernathy and three of her students traveled to the State Capitol to be recognized by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust for their achievements. (left to right): Will Rowland, Hillary Dong, Gretchen Abernathy and Laken Land.

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust has named Gretchen Abernathy the Distinguished Educator of 2015 for her exemplary contribution to the organization’s mission. She was recognized by State Representative Bruce Broadrick (R-Dalton) during the Days of Remembrance Ceremony at the State Capitol for her recent accomplishment, along with three Dalton Middle School student winners of the 2015 Creative Arts Student Contest. Continue reading

Morris Innovative Participates in Teachers in Industry Program

MIHS JJ 2Sheila McKeehan, counselor and Career, Technical, Agricultural Education coordinator at Morris Innovative High school, recently participated in the Teachers in Industry project with J & J Flooring in Dalton, Georgia. Teachers in Industry Program is a cooperative project of the Georgia Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development coordinated locally by the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading

Roan School Begins STEM Grand Prix Tradition

Orange TeamRoan Schools’ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lab green-lighted its first ever STEM Grand Prix. Second graders took their first STEM lab field trip to Pro Edge Motorsports in Calhoun to see math, science and engineering in action. Continue reading

Bridenstine Named District Mathematics Coach

MeleiaThe Dalton Board of Education named Meleia Bridenstine the Dalton Public Schools District Mathematics Coach during its regular meeting Monday night. Bridenstine will provide needs analysis to design and lead professional learning in mathematics as an instructional coach for grades K-12. Continue reading

Brock Named City Park School Principal

BrockThe Dalton Board of Education on Monday appointed Jason Brock as the principal of City Park School for next school year. Brock follows Dr. Rick Little who has been the principal at the school for 24 years is retiring June 1. Continue reading