Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia

Clubs and Organizations

Involvement with clubs and organization is a key element to connecting with peers outside of the classroom. The following are the various clubs and organizations sponsored by Dalton High School.

  • Buddy Program: sponsor - Melanie Franey; mission - to mentor and support at-risk elementary school students through weekly visits; resources and administration provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Georgia.
  • DHS Players (Drama Club): sponsor – Wes Phinney; mission – To promote theatricals arts at Dalton High School through presentation of three major theatrical productions/year including GHSA Regional One-Act Competition, membership in International Thespian Society and participation in annual Georgia Thespians Conference. Membership in Players/Drama Club is open to all students. Membership in International Thespian Society (DHS Thespian Troupe 1702) is limited.
  • eSports: sponsor - Joey Wills, Virginia Luna; The members share their expertise and play video games and participate in gaming competitions.
  • FBLA: Future Business Leaders of America: sponsors- Joey Wills; mission – to bring education and business together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
  • FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes): sponsor -Ryan Scoggins and Grant Sane; mission - FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel.
  • FCCLA: sponsors – Nathan Greven; mission – national student organization that promotes personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family members, wage earners and community leaders. Open to all students.
  • FIRST Robotics: sponsors -- Davin Norton: mission -- to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
  • French Club: sponsor – Shanda Hester; mission – to promote interest in the French language and to provide a setting for students who share that interest and to promote service learning through service projects.
  • German Club: sponsor – Ava Wyatt; mission – to encourage and promote German language and culture.
  • Interact Club: sponsor – Larry Tripp; mission – a Rotary sponsored organization dedicated to service and international understanding that provides an opportunity for students to work together.
  • International Thespian Society: sponsor Wes Phinney; mission -to honor student achievement in theatre and enrich their theatre education experience.
  • JROTC: sponsor - CSM (Ret) Heriberto Vazquez and First Sergeant (Ret) Eugene Jackson
  • JROTC Academic Team: sponsor – CSM (Ret) Heriberto Vazquez; mission –to
    • Improve SAT/ACT scores
    • Increase interest in college admissions
    • Demonstrate academic strength of JROTC program
    • Boost esprit de corps
    • Earn the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital
  • JROTC Color Guard: sponsor – First Sergeant (Ret) Eugene Jackson; mission – to present the national and state colors at competitions, sporting events, parades, and various school functions and other civic events in the community.
  • JROTC Drill Team: sponsor – First Sergeant (Ret) Eugene Jackson: mission – to perform in school, local, area, and state activities and competitions.
  • JROTC Leadership Team: sponsor – CSM (Ret) Heriberto Vazquez; mission –to
    • Increase interest in college admissions
    • Improve leadership skills
    • Demonstrate academic and leadership strengths of the JROTC program
    • Boost esprit-de-corps
    • Share your leadership experience and best practices with other JROTC units
    • Earn the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital
  • JROTC Raiders: sponsor – CSM (Ret) Heriberto Vazquez; mission – to learn military skills and to accomplish personal physical challenges in an outdoor setting.
  • JROTC Rifle Marksmanship Club: sponsor – CSM (Ret) Heriberto Vazquez; mission – to promote air rifle safety and competitive marksmanship.
  • Latin Club: sponsor – Dana Miller; mission – to promote interest and the study of the Classics
  • Literary: sponsor - Meredith Andersen and Chrissie Dillard; a competitive group representing Dalton High in contests related to performance and writing.
  • Mock Trial Team: sponsor – Amy Mayfield; mission – to participate in academic competitions to promote student achievement and academic excellence and to compete for scholarships.
  • Model UN: sponsor--Meredith Andersen and Cody Smith
  • National Art Honor Society: sponsor – Trevor Ledford and Melissa Lambert; mission – to inspire and recognize students who have shown ability and interest in art.
  • National Beta Club: sponsor – Annette Buckner, Ed Hoy, and Sarida Hoy; mission – to promote character, to develop leadership skills, to encourage service involvement and to recognize achievement. For grades 10 – 12. Requires a GPA of 3.0 and 40 Service Hours.
  • National Honor Society: sponsor –Marybeth Meadows; mission – to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership and to develop character.
  • Pep Club: sponsor – Dee Curtis; mission - to promote school spirit by decorating lockers, school hallways and competition areas.
  • Philosophy Club: sponsor – Michael Coulter; mission – to encourage and promote the independent study of philosophy and critical thought.
  • Student Info Tech Assistance (SITA): sponsor -
  • SkillsUSA: sponsors – Nancy Hallsworth; mission – to promote job skills, service, leadership, and competition. Affiliated with the national and state SkillsUSA organization.
  • Spanish Club: sponsor – Sandy Crow; mission – to expose students to the Spanish language, culture and civilization.
  • Student Council: sponsor –Chrissie Dillard and Nick Amonett; mission – to provide an official voice of students’ opinion through elected officers and representatives, to promote the exchange of information and ideas among students at DHS and to act as a liaison between the student body and the faculty and administration.
  • Tr-M Music Honor Society: sponsor - Janna Pye; Mission - to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.The Tri-M Music Honor Society® is a program of NAfME which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Tri-M® is the only national honor society for student musicians in grades 6-12. There are more than 1,900 chapters across all 50 states, involving more than 75,000 students.
  • Yearbook: sponsor - Melanie Patrick; mission - to design a publication that reflects the spirit and values of Dalton High School. Students must apply for the class and have recommendations from teachers. Books are published for Spring distribution.