Category Archives: High School

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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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

#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.

Dalton Staff Prepare for School Start


Employees from across Dalton Public Schools returned to work on Monday for pre-planning to kick off the 2015-16 school year. The day was filled with meetings, greetings and preparing classrooms and the school for students to return on Thursday, Aug. 6. Most school principals started the day off with staff meetings but gave their teachers time to meet with their grade level or teaching teams and start readying their rooms for students.

Charlie Beckler Wins Young Georgia Authors Division

charlie becklerA Westwood School rising second grader is one of 13 students across the state who has won the 2014-15 Young Georgia Authors writing competition, an annual competition sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Council of Teachers and English. Charlie Beckler won in the first grade category with her original work “Animals.” Continue reading

Dalton Board of Education Votes to Suspend 6-12 Secondary Facilities Proposal

New logoThe Dalton Board of Education voted unanimously at its meeting on Monday night to suspend indefinitely a proposal for a 6-12 school for 1,400 students. As part of the decision, the board stated it intends to initiate a cooperative planning process with the Dalton City Council and other organizations to develop a plan for enrollment growth. Additionally, the Board and administration have challenged themselves to complete a new directive with success criteria as soon as possible, but no later than January 2016. Continue reading

Napier Honored by Georgia Senate

BethelNapierState Senator Charlie Bethel recognized Dalton High Coach Bill Napier with a resolution approved by the Georgia Senate at the June meeting of the Dalton Board of Education. Senator Bethel sponsored the resolution to recognize Napier’s work as a teacher and coach as well as the influence he has had on thousands of young people over the course of his career. Napier has taught and coached for over 30 years in northwest Georgia, most recently with Dalton High School.

Dalton Board of Education Chairman Danny Crutchfield also expressed appreciation for Coach Napier’s work at Dalton High. “We are very proud that Coach Land brought Coach Napier to Dalton High as part of our team.” Crutchfield added.