Two Dalton schools have been categorized as "Beating the Odds" by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) and two more were within one point of that designation. Eight of the nine schools in the district were either categorized as "Beating the Odds" or Within Expected Range.
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Dalton High School's culinary arts class recently created their own food truck experience, serving lunch to many of Dalton High's staff members. This event was the final project for Chef Nathan Greven's Culinary II class, who completed their food truck unit earlier this year.
Dalton High School recently hosted a parent engagement class in Spanish to help parents understand the importance of college and career readiness for their children.
Documentary filmmaker, Jeremy Monroe, visited Dalton High School on Thursday, November 7 for a special showing of his film, Hidden Rivers. Filmed in the southeastern United States, Hidden Rivers profiles various wildlife that inhabit the many rivers in the region, including nearby rivers such as the Tennessee and Conasauga rivers.
The CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) scorecards were released today by the Georgia Department of Education and Dalton Public Schools received their highest district score ever on the state's accountability measure. The district score for 2019 is 77.8, up 3.3 points from 2018 and above the state average of 75.9.
Students from Dalton Public Schools recently participated in a student K-12 innovation competition called DIA (Dalton Innovation Accelerator) Pitch. The goal of this competition is to have students think like entrepreneurs to come up with and pitch innovative product ideas.
Dalton Public Schools is fortunate to have parents like Castro working to ensure the success of all of our students.
This year, a Dalton Public Schools parent was chosen to serve on Georgia's 2020 State School Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council. Tanya Castro, who has students at Park Creek, Dalton Middle and Dalton High School, is one of 30 parents who will meet during the 2019-2020 school year.
According to the Georgia Department of Education's website the State School Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council is, "a group of parents from across the state that provides input on new policies, projects, and materials that impact students and their families. Advisory Council members are particularly focused on how to increase parent and family engagement to ensure student academic success."
In order to be chosen for the Parent Advisory Council, parents must be nominated by the principal of their school. The criteria for candidates include their involvement at their child's school, ability to lead and responses to application questions.
Missie McKinney, assistant principal at Dalton High School, nominated Castro to serve as a member of the State School Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council. McKinney said she thought Castro would be a valuable addition.
"I felt that Ms. Castro would be a solid member because of her connection to school and community," McKinney said. "She has worked closely with our former engineering teacher Mrs. Ashlock, supporting the engineering and robotics program. Her son completed his engineering pathway and continues to compete in robotics. She has experience working in non-profit, where she helped place high school drop-outs in a variety of careers."
Dalton Public Schools is fortunate to have parents like Castro working to ensure the success of all of our students. For more information on the Parent Advisory Council, visit https://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Partnerships/Pages/Parent-Advisory-Council.aspx.