Monthly Archives: May 2015

DHS Teacher Named Hale-Bowen Recipient

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Former DHS student Kendall Brown, Shanda Hester, and Bob Bethel, DEF president celebrate after Hester received her award.

Shanda Hester, a French teacher at Dalton High School, is the 2015 recipient of the Hale-Bowen Academic Excellence in Teaching Award. The Award is presented annually to a Dalton Public Schools educator at the high school level for excellence in classroom instruction. Continue reading

Class of 2015 Graduation Video

Before graduation, we asked some of the members of the Class of 2015 to look back on their high school experience, thank the people who helped them along the way and talk about the future. Check out the video below!

Blue Ridge Science Fair a Hit with Students

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Destiny Rodriguez explains her experiment during Blue Ridge School’s Third Annual Science Fair.

From testing which foods mold the fastest to figuring out if old dogs really can learn new tricks, students at Blue Ridge School conducted a variety of experiments for the Third Annual Science Fair. Continue reading

USDA Summer Nutrition Program Begins June 1

The Summer Nutrition Program for Dalton Public Schools will serve breakfast and lunch from June 1 – July 24 providing children 18 and under with free meals throughout the summer. Continue reading

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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