Dalton Public Schools hosted a virtual awards ceremony for Young Georgia Author winners. The school, district and RESA winners were announced in a Facebook live video.
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Dalton High School recognized its scholar athletes at a virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 11, 2020. In order to be recognized as a scholar athlete, students must participate in at least two Georgia High School Association (GHSA) sports and have a first-semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Dalton Public Schools is excited to announce the virtual awards ceremony for the Young Georgia Author writing competition! We will be announcing all the winners live on Facebook on Wednesday, May 13 at 2PM.
In response to our extended school closure, Dalton Public Schools has developed a distance learning plan to support our exceptional students.
Luke Skylar McHan will serve as the new band director at Dalton High School starting in August 2019 after the Dalton Board of Education approved the recommendation at their regular meeting on April 15, 2019.
McHan began his career as director of bands with Lanett City Schools in 2009. From 2010-2013, he served as the director of bands at Ider High School with Dekalb County Schools in Alabama. Since 2013, he has served as the director of bands at Susan Moore High School with Blount County Schools in Alabama.
McHan said he is excited to take on his new role as his values line up with those of the district. "My philosophy for education has always been that every student has a place they belong, and I believe Dalton High School has that same philosophy," he said.
Throughout his career, McHan has led concert and marching bands to superior and excellent ratings at state competitions, including a marching band state championship and two winter guard state championships, as well as several Best in Class awards.
McHan's educational credentials include his bachelor's degree in Music Education from Jacksonville State University and his master's degree in Band Conducting from Sam Houston State University. He has been a member of the Alabama Educators Association since 2007 and the National Association for Music Educators and the Alabama Bandmasters Association since 2009.
"The success Luke has shown at his current school in building a 6-12 band program will serve him well as he begins his new role at DHS," said Dalton High School Principal Steve Bartoo. "I'm excited to have Luke join us and look forward to seeing him lead our band program."