Principal's Welcome

Principal with baby

Welcome to Dalton Junior High School! 

My name is Missie McKinney, and I am excited by the opportunity to serve as your principal.  I am delighted that you are going to be a part of our amazing learning community.  As the first class of DJHS, I will welcome and value your input and positive energy as we work together to build the culture of our school.   

This will be an incredible and productive school year!  Our staff are already excited about building relationships with you and designing work that meets each of your needs and sparks your passion.  We all look forward to getting to know each of you with your unique personality, learning style and interests. 

At Dalton Junior High School we strive to encourage every person every day to learn and grow together.  We will intentionally design experiences that will ensure that every student every day is feeling connected and challenged by new ways of engaging with their content. 

Our goal is to build a culture of learning based on hard work, collaboration, laughter and fun.  We promise to invite you daily to try new things, make mistakes and take chances.  If you accept this challenge, you will build the capacity to find success in all areas as you move into the high school of your choice. 


Welcome Cats!  Each of you is a vital part of our family; we have a lot of work ahead of us, and we can’t wait to get started! 

Mrs. McKinney