The annual Rising Professionals event for students allows high school students to attend breakout sessions covering a variety of employability and life skills.
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Wes Phinney was named the 2019 Theater Educator of the Year at the Georgia Thespians Conference.
Senior Jackson Wright was named as the STAR Student for Dalton High School and selected social studies teacher Michael Coulter as his influential STAR Teacher.
Most would agree the world needs a little more kindness. And, maybe that kindness should start on the elementary school playground.
February 1 was a first for the school system as it hosted more than 60 various businesses and college programs in an event called Future Fest for all 8-12th grade students.
Forty-one sophomores spent January 30 learning from professionals in their field of interest for the annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day.
Dalton High School students who took the ACT college readiness exam in 2018 had an average composite score of 21.8, up from 20.8 in 2017. This is the third year in a row that average scores have increased for the school. Dalton High School also outscored the state average of 21.4 and the national average of 20.8.
The district composite average score was 21.3, with only 6 students taking the exam at Morris Innovative High School. Schools with less than 15 students who take the exam do not receive an average score.
"I commend Principal Bartoo and the Dalton High staff for their work to prepare students for college readiness exams, such as the ACT," said Superintendent Tim Scott. "Our goal is to offer a rigorous, engaging curriculum that will prepare students for post-secondary education, whether that be a university or technical school. We want to give our students options for their future success and preparing them to continue to learn after they graduate is important for all students."
Scott noted that only 93 students took the ACT test in 2018, down from 153 in 2017. Students may choose to take the ACT or the SAT, tests that each gauge a student's readiness for college classes.