Dalton Public Schools began a new internal recognition program this year to highlight staff members who exemplify the Dalton Difference.
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Each year, Dalton High School successfully prepares students for their Advanced Placement exams. The school is now home to 72 AP Scholars for 2019, including four National AP Scholar.
Dr. Tim Scott, superintendent of Dalton Public Schools, will be presenting the State of the Schools on Tuesday, September 17 at 6 pm. The meeting will be held in the council chambers of City Hall, 300 E. Waugh Street.
Hannah Miller was recently awarded the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's flight training scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to 80 high school students from across the country. These funds help recipients pay for flight training as students work towards their primary pilot certificate.
High schoolers at Dalton High School now have a brand-new option in varsity sports. Instead of playing on a field or court, this sport takes place in the digital arena.
Dalton Public Schools and Whitfield County Schools are partnering with Purposity, an app connecting users with one-to-one needs in the community. The partnership aims to match the unmet needs of students with the generosity of those in the community who have a sincere desire to help.
Dalton High School Spanish III and IV Advanced students took the language skills they have worked on this year and presented them to some pretty tough critics: first and third grade students at Westwood.
The assignment was to write a bilingual children's book. Students wrote their stories in English and translated them into Spanish before adding illustrations and creating the finished books online. Each group also made an activity for the elementary students to work on after their story was over.
Sophomore Mincey Jones explained that her group's bilingual story is about a caterpillar who wants to fly but does not have the ability. He takes a nap and dreams that he flies all over the world. When he wakes up, he is a butterfly.
"It's about his dreams coming true. We tried to think of an idea that the kids would know about, like the process of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly," said Jones. "We made a coloring page with a caterpillar and a word box at the bottom so they could write it and learn the words for caterpillar and butterfly in Spanish. It's really cool because all of the kids are really into it and enjoying the activity."
Check out photos from this collaboration below!