The idea to fix up the gardens and greenhouse at Westwood Elementary was the perfect combination of filling a need in the community and allowing him to thank a place close to his heart.
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DPS high school students learned life skills and practiced networking at the fifth annual Youth Leadership Summit, hosted by Congressman Tom Graves.
Third, fourth and fifth grade students participated in a non-traditional school day- attending out of the box classes, helping with a service project and traveling to Dalton High School to learn about different sports.
The CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) scorecards, released by the Georgia Department of Education, have been redesigned to reflect the progress and growth students are making in their learning.
This is the third year in a row that average ACT scores have increased for Dalton High.
A group of German exchange students recently spent a few weeks at Dalton High School through a 22-year partnership with Gerhart Hauptmann Gymnasium.
Four Dalton High School students left the GHSA State Literary Competition 6A as state winners.
Caroline Coleman received first place in Rhetorical Essay.
Georgia Bronson received first place in Extemporaneous Speaking- Domestic.
Hillary Dong received second place in Argumentative Essay.
Keenan Pasqua received 4th place in Oral Performance- Humorous.
Advisor Cindy Wiggins expressed her pride in her students' accomplishments. "They have dedicated a great deal of personal time in preparation for their events and have justly received the rewards of their labor," she said. "Their accomplishments are a testament to the pride they take in reaching their personal goals and the pride they exhibit as Dalton High School students."
This competition allows students to demonstrate literary skills developed over the course of their academic career. Events include domestic and international extemporaneous speaking; argumentative, rhetorical and personal essays; solo, trio and quartet events; and dramatic and humorous oral performances.
The speaking and writing events require students to respond to an undisclosed political or social topic under strict time constraints. These students are judged based on their ability to use language, develop an argument and deliver their argument in a logical, persuasive fashion.
Oral dramatic performances require students to effectively communicate the author's meaning of their selection through vocal and visual techniques. These students must perform their piece based on memory and without props.
"Each of these students worked tirelessly to prepare for his or her event," said Wiggins. "Placing at the state level is not an easy task, as these Catamounts competed against worthy opponents. It is an honor and privilege to work with such exemplary students."