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Dr. Scott publishes a monthly column in the Dalton Daily Citizen about relevant topics in our district.
In a ceremony on November 15, 2022, a new class of eighth grade students committed to the Georgia REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Scholars program. Gabriel Cuello, Caleb Guzman, Mia Hurtado, Paulina Miguel-Martin, Andrea Najera, and Isabel Perez make up the district’s seventh class of REACH Scholars.
Dalton Junior High School teacher Amanda Triplett and Hammond Creek Middle School Theatre Arts teacher Courtenay Cholovich were both recently awarded prestigious fellowships to support their educational research and training.
This year, Dalton Public Schools launched two new after school programs for students in junior high school and high school. Cat City is for students attending Dalton Junior High School (8th – 9th grade), and Cat University is for students attending Dalton High School or The Dalton Academy (10th – 12th grade).
Last year, after much evaluation of our existing reading program and numerous discussions with principals and teachers, it was clear that we needed to add a more targeted phonics program to our balanced literacy framework.
While students at Dalton Junior High School commemorated the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, they were able to hold a piece of the nation’s history in their hands.
The Dalton Board of Education has tentatively approved to reduce the operating millage rate to 7.95 mills from 8.095. This would be the second consecutive year to reduce the operating millage rate which was at 8.20 mills in the 2020 year.
Dalton Public Schools was recently awarded two new 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grants by the Georgia Department of Education. The district will receive a total of $2,077,910 over five years.
For his work as the lead custodian at Dalton Junior High School, Marvin Tallent was named the 2022 Classified Staff of the Year at the district’s annual Employee Convocation. Tallent has worked in the district since 2007, both as a bus driver and as a custodian.