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.
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Forty-one sophomores spent January 30 learning from professionals in their field of interest for the annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day.
Future Business Leaders of America competitors walked away from the Region Leadership Conference on January 9 as winners.
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.
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.
Each year, all Dalton city, Whitfield County, and Murray County public, private and homeschooled students in grades pre-K to high school are invited to exhibit individual art for a special exposition at the Creative Arts Guild for their Student Arts Expo. School classrooms also submit collaborative work in the "Art Together" projects category. The galleries are open in March for the public to view.
The O.N. Jonas Foundation awards prizes to the best work. The following Dalton Public Schools students received awards for their work:
Pre-K - 1st Place - Eylin Izaguirre Gomez
First grade - 3rd - Zayetzy Dominguez
Fifth grade - Honorable Mention - Alejandro Torres
Kindergarten - 1st - Elinore Frye
First grade - 1st - Elize Mendez
First grade - Honorable Mention - Charlotte Bramlett
Second grade - 3rd - Ayano Nagaike
Third grade - 2nd - Sara Velasquez
Fifth grade - 2nd - Amani Momin
Third grade - Honorable Mention - Kimberly Esteban
Second grade - 2nd - Ashley Torres
Fourth grade - 3rd - Itzel Ramirez
Third grade - 1st - Osiris Colindres
Third grade - 3rd - Camilla Pena
Fifth grade - 1st - Emma Gentry
Fifth grade - 3rd - Ada Arevalo
First grade - 2nd - Lillie Rodriguez
Sixth grade - 2nd - Juanita Vengas
Sixth grade - 3rd - Claire Miller
Seventh grade - 2nd - Osvaldo Maldonado
Seventh grade - 3rd - Audrey Merriman
Eighth grade - 3rd - Mia Carvajel
Tenth grade - 3rd - Jimena Lopez Florez
Eleventh grade - 3rd - Natalia Gonzalez
Twelfth grade - 3rd - Ricardo Briceno
Twelfth grade - Honorable Mention - Diana Cornejo
Twelfth grade - Honorable Mention - Rhys Mahan
Twelfth grade - Honorable Mention - Morgan Young
O.N. Jonas Foundation Art Together Awards
Westwood - PreK - "Chinese Dragon"
Brookwood - 3rd - 5th grades - "High Tie to Recycle"
Dalton Middle - Picasso's Super Hero City"
Dalton High - Group Weaving