Category Archives: Events

We’ve Moved!

11800504_888001141265618_9006027121746929538_nThe Communications Department, school webmasters and media specialists have been working hard to roll out a new website and it’s officially live!

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Little, City Park, First United Methodist Church Receives Honors

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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

Summer PreK Students Learn About Recycling

SummerPrekRecyclingStudents in the rising Pre-Kindergarten Summer Transition program at Blue Ridge enjoyed having Liz Swafford, executive director of Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful and recycling and education program coordinator for Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority, visit their classroom. Ms. Swafford wore her dress made entirely from recycled materials and taught the students how they could recycle, reuse and reduce trash in our community. Shown with Ms. Swafford are students Miranda Barajas and Leonardo Jarquin.

Morris Innovative Adds History, Color to Downtown Dalton

Mural 4It’s hard to miss when driving over the Waugh Street bridge. What once was a plain wall is now the home of five Dalton heroes’ portraits: Catherine Evans, General Joseph Johnston, Teresa Sosa, Curtis Rivers and Bob Shaw. Continue reading

Big Red READS Returns for 6th Year


Rising sixth grader Adriana Plata checks out books at Big Red READS.

Big Red READS is back for its sixth summer of reading and building home libraries. Every Tuesday and Wednesday through July 29 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., the Big Red READS bus will be near Dalton parks and schools with books for all grade levels. Continue reading

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

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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