Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia

Media Inquiries

Guidelines for Members of the Media

We value our relationship with the media and believe in open communication that fosters understanding and collaboration. This page provides important information and guidelines for members of the media who wish to make inquiries or request access to our district.

Contact the Communications Department:

All media inquiries should be directed to the Director of Communications. Reach out at or 706.876.4040. We will assist you in connecting with the appropriate spokesperson, student, staff, administrator, or other relevant parties.

Guidelines for Media Behavior on School Property:

To ensure the safety and privacy of our students, staff, and school environment, we kindly request that all members of the media adhere to the following guidelines when visiting our school campuses:
  1. Check-In Process: Upon arrival at any of our school campuses, please check in at the front desk immediately. This will help us ensure that you have proper authorization, and helps us to ensure the safety of all of our students and staff.
  2. Prior Permission: Please note that media personnel are not permitted on school property without prior permission. We appreciate your cooperation in obtaining the necessary authorization before visiting our campuses for any media-related activities.

  3. Respecting Privacy: As outlined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), some students may not be photographed, filmed, or interviewed without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We request that you respect these privacy considerations and obtain proper permissions when necessary.

Join Our Email List for Updates!

We value the opportunity to collaborate with the media to share the achievements, stories, and important events happening within Dalton Public Schools. To foster a strong partnership, we offer a weekly email update that includes upcoming events and story ideas from our district. To be added to this mailing list, please send an email to

At Dalton Public Schools, we believe in open dialogue, and we are committed to providing timely and accurate information to the media. By working together, we can enhance understanding, celebrate successes, and support the education of our students.

Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to collaborating with you.

Recent Press Releases

Disc Golf Collage

Dalton Public Schools is excited to announce the recent addition of disc golf courses to each of its schools, thanks to a collaborative effort with Prodigy Disc and Cyra's Simple Goodness. The initiative, aimed at promoting physical fitness and positive mental health among students and staff, has been met with enthusiasm from the community.

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Fall Recap: Highlights of Athletic and Extra-Curricular Achievements at Dalton Public Schools from Dr. Steven Craft

It was an incredibly exciting and successful fall season for the Dalton Public Schools. Dalton High School, The Dalton Academy, Dalton Junior High, and Hammond Creek had a fantastic fall. Thank you to all our amazing coaches, athletic directors, administrators, parents, community members and especially our student athletes for all your hard work and dedication. I have always believed that the Fall sets the tone for the entire school year. I am so excited to see what our winter and spring sports accomplish this year.

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Dalton Public Schools Welcomes Special Guests from Berlin Education Senate

Dalton Public Schools recently had the pleasure of hosting members from the Education Senate in Berlin for a tour of our schools. 

The visit, organized in collaboration with the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation and The School Teachers Enrichment Program (STEP), aimed to provide the guests with insights into the United States education system and a firsthand experience of our school environments.

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Andy Reynoso and Family

The Dalton Academy recently hosted a heartwarming send-off celebration in honor of one of its outstanding seniors, Andy Reynoso. Reynoso, an integral member of the "Puma Nation," has demonstrated remarkable leadership, talent, and dedication to his team and school throughout his high school career.

As a testament to his hard work and commitment, Reynoso has earned the opportunity to take his soccer career to the next level in Argentina. He will depart tomorrow for Mendoza, Argentina, where he has garnered the interest of two prominent teams, Godoy Cruz and Independiente Rivadavia. Reynoso is poised to showcase his exceptional soccer talents on the international stage.

Read More about The Dalton Academy’s Andy Reynoso Embarks on Argentina Adventure