Billboards for Education Awards First Ever Grant to City Park School

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Saniah Nunez is all smiles after receiving her iPad. back row (left to right): Matt Richman, Daryl Cole and J.T. Finley.

Caitlin LeQuire’s second-grade class wasn’t totally sure what to think when a handful of people walked into their classroom with cameras. However, it didn’t take long for them to warm up when they saw Matt Richman’s face, founder of Billboards for Education. Continue reading

Blue Ridge Learning Garden Comes to Life

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Spring has officially arrived with its blue skies and warmer weather, creating the perfect time for Blue Ridge School and Dalton High School to team up and bring the Blue Ridge Learning Garden to life. Continue reading

Roan School, Dalton Community Partner to Celebrate Arbor Day

RN Tree 1Roan School celebrated Arbor Day and the 25th anniversary of the Tree City USA accreditation given to Dalton by the National Arbor Day Foundation with a ceremony and by planting 14 different trees around the campus. Multiple volunteers from the Tree Board, Dalton City Public Works, Dalton Public Schools and the community came together to help plant a variety of trees, including a Japanese Maple that turns a fierce shade of red in the fall, and a Zelkova that will provide an immense amount of shade in the summers. Continue reading

DHS Kicks Off Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

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Sophomore Samantha Fraire signs the pledge banner during Dalton High School’s Distracted Driving Awareness campaign kick off week.

According to the World Health Organization, car crashes are the number one cause of death of teenagers worldwide. Dalton High School kicked off its yearlong Distracted Driving Awareness campaign this week in an effort to inform students about the dangers of being distracted when behind the wheel. Continue reading

MIHS Students Receive CPR, AED, First Aid Certification

MIHS GroupIn the event of a first aid emergency, 35 healthcare students at Morris Innovative High School are now certified to administer Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), and first aid. Continue reading

DHS Hosts 3rd Annual Literacy Night

Approximately 300 students, parents and community members attended Dalton High School’s 3rd annual  Literacy Night. School and community resource tables lined the walls with information, books and opportunities for parents to become more involved in their child’s education. Continue reading

Westwood Participates in Peter’s Free-Wheelin’ 5K, Wins Award

Westwood School students Addie Simmons, Esme Miller and Ariana Avila participated in the 2nd annual Peter's Free-Wheelin' 5K, a fundraiser that benefits St. Mark's Episcopal Preschool Program.

Westwood School students Addie Simmons, Esme Miller and Ariana Avila participated in the 2nd annual Peter’s Free-Wheelin’ 5K, a fundraiser that benefits St. Mark’s Episcopal Preschool Program.

The 2nd annual Peter’s Free-Wheelin’ 5K brought hundreds of Dalton community members together in chilly weather to raise money for St. Mark’s Episcopal Preschool program, including many Dalton Public Schools students and staff. Continue reading