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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.
Roan Elementary School used their annual Picnic in the Park event to also celebrate their 50th birthday. The school opened in 1969.
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.
Through Teen Maze, sophomore students in the area spend the day experiencing the consequences of various choices they will face during their adolescence first-hand, such as drinking and driving, teen pregnancy, dating violence or substance abuse. These lessons come at a crucial time as students begin driving and experiencing a higher pressured social life in their sophomore year.
In keeping with the state trend of increasing graduation rates, Dalton Public Schools graduation rate climbed to 81.6 percent, up three percent from 2018, and in line with the state graduation rate of 82.0.
Alecia Halman, a City Park teacher, has helped implement Helping Hands Ending Hunger at City Park. Helping Hands Ending Hunger is a nonprofit that takes uneaten food that would have otherwise been thrown away and redistributes it to students and families in need.
Dalton Middle School recently hosted a workshop series for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students called "Local Conversations About Storytelling." This series was a collaboration between journalism, media arts, and theater at Dalton Middle School.
Dalton Public Schools began a new internal recognition program this year to highlight staff members who exemplify the Dalton Difference.
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.