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Yanira Alfonso teaches English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Dalton Middle School. Yesterday, she completed a monumental project several months in the making: Visiting the home of every single one of her students.
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.
Despite graduating in May 2019, Leydi Ballesteros, Morris Innovative High School alumna, continues to spend her Fridays giving back as a volunteer with the school's Translation Academy.
On October 31st, Westwood School hosted its annual Career Day in which students were encouraged to dress up in costumes that represent what they want to be when they grow up. The students had the chance to listen to local professionals speak about their respective careers and how they can pursue certain opportunities when they finish school.
Five Dalton Middle School eighth grade students committed to be a Georgia REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Scholar at a ceremony on October 29. Jesus Guerrero, Emily Nunez, David Guzman, Esmeralda Alegria Chavez and Ana Perez make up the fourth class of DMS REACH Georgia Scholars.
Students from Dalton Middle School's Studio D Photography Team recently competed in the North Georgia Camera Shootout, hosted at Dalton State College. Competing against more than 150 adults from all over Georgia, students had the opportunity to win prizes in five different categories: Missing, Stairs, Story, Rough and Nature.
Miguel Gonzalez was selected as the Northwest Georgia 2019 Mentor Teacher of the Year by Georgia's P-20 Collaborative. Gonzalez, who teaches English in the Newcomer Academy at Morris Innovative High School, was selected for this honor for his work with Dalton State's English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher candidates over the years, as well as his mentorship of his current student teacher.
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 the Translation Academy at Morris Innovative High School won the 2019 Live to Give Video Challenge.