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.
Madison Esters: DHS Senior Spotlight
Where were you born?
I was born in Dalton and grew up here, as well. I have lived here for 17 of my 18 years.
Elementary School: Brookwood
What were you involved in at DHS?
-National Honor Society (President)
-National Art Honor Society
-Marching Band: Flute Lieutenant in 10th grade, Flute section leader in 11th and 12th grade
-Philosophy Club (Secretary)
High School highlights, achievements and awards: I am an AP Scholar with Distinction, I was the speaker at the 2018 Young Georgia Authors Ceremony, and I was a Governor's Honors Program semifinalist in communicative arts.
Plans After Graduation: Attend the University of Georgia in the fall. After college graduation, I want to work for a publishing house as an editor and write books on the side.
What do you plan to Major in? English with an emphasis in creative writing.
What did you enjoy most at DHS?
Marching band because of the friendships I built and how much fun marching is.
Favorite teacher and why?
Mrs. Massingill because she cares deeply about her students and treats them as people. She is compassionate and loving and I'm going to miss her!
Favorite subject or class: It's a tie between math and English.
What has been your great accomplishment? Becoming an AP Scholar with Distinction – that title represents years of hard work finally paying off.
What has been your greatest challenge?
Losing Mr. Davidson... I love him so much and I miss him dearly. He was one of my absolute favorite teachers and losing him was like a punch in the gut.
The one thing I'm most proud of is.... The fact that I've maintained a vegan lifestyle for two years and I'm still going strong with it.
Who will you miss most at Dalton High? My underclassmen friends in the flute section.
I would describe myself as a hard worker at DHS.
Something people know me for is... being studious.
What do you like to do in your free time? Paint, draw, play piano, play video games, and sleep.
Person who has influenced your life the most and why? My mom has influenced my life most because her guidance, patience, and support for me has kept me going even through my darkest days.
If you knew you could not fail, what would you do? I would get a degree in astrophysics from Harvard and work for NASA.
If money was not a consideration, what would you do? I would travel all around the world and do everything on my extensive bucket list that is currently written out and taped to my wall.
My favorite memory at DHS is.... Winning first in class at Peach State for the very last band competition of my senior year.
In 5 years, I hope I... have graduated from UGA, found a job as an editor and possibly settled down with a partner.