Students and staff in Dalton Public Schools participated in this season of giving by sharing with those in need. All of our schools donated to a number of community non-profit organizations.
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Dalton High School and Dalton Middle School both hosted Blood Assurance blood drives last week with a combined total of 191 units of blood collected.
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.
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.
Four Dalton High School varsity cheerleaders, Amber Fischer, Mali Payne, Taylor Townsend and Arden Wong, attended The CheerHawaiiUSA Invitational in June.
Payne was the winner of the Most Outstanding Cheerleader Award of the entire camp. There were 12 teams, and one was chosen from each team. Payne was the number one pick of those 12 cheerleaders.
The camp was seven days and had 155 attendees. The girls were nominated by their coach, Shalisa Love, for their basic cheer skills, leadership abilities, desire to learn and improve, excellence in academics and positive attitudes.
This invitational provided an amazing blend of college prep cheer instruction with an incredible Hawaiian experience on the island of Oahu at the University of Hawaii Campus.
The girls were able to focus on three main areas: building cheer skills and preparing for the college level, growth in leadership and experiencing the Hawaiian culture. They combined workout sessions with the experience of some of Hawaii's best beaches and activities.
Some activities the girls were able to attend included beach time on the North Shore, Kailua and Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, shopping at the famous Aloha Stadium Swap Meet, canoe paddling, hula dancing, Waikiki Trolley Ride and the Polynesian Cultural Center Hawaiian Luau and Show.
Shalisa Love, Dalton High School head football and basketball cheerleading coach, was also invited to attend the camp as a camp coach. There were only 12 coaches chosen from all over the United States. At camp, she was in charge of 13 girls from all over the U.S.