Weeks of preparation and school-level social studies bees for fourth and fifth grade students culminated in the 2018 District-Wide Social Studies Bee.
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Members of Dalton First United Methodist Church bought every student at City Park a new book for Christmas from the school's book fair and hand delivered them to each class!
Dalton Public Schools celebrated American Education Week November 13-17 through the annual tradition of kindergarten photos with the superintendent!
The week of September 18 - 22 is known as Constitution Week, and students at schools across the district took the opportunity to learn about and show their patriotism.
DEF supports great instruction by funding innovative teacher grants in Dalton Public Schools. This year, the DEF awarded 41 fully or partially-funded teacher grants, investing almost $43,500 in the school district.
Francisco Carrillo, ELL teacher at City Park, will serve on the board of directors for the Early Childhood Education Assembly, a subgroup of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Weeks of preparation and school-level social studies bees for fourth and fifth grade students culminated in the 2018 District-Wide Social Studies Bee. The district started with 48 school-level finalists and held two semi-final rounds to narrow the competition down to 12 students.
Fifth grader Robin Dong was the winner of the championship round, and fifth grader Scottie Miller was the runner up, both from Brookwood Elementary. Dong said he knew the answer to the final question, "What large gulf separates Saudi Arabia from Iran?," was the Persian Gulf because it was the same question used in last year's competition in which he was a spectator.
Chick-fil-A of Dalton, Ga provided lunch for the day, and Advocates of the Dalton Challenge Program, a support group for gifted students, provided snacks and the t-shirts. See photos from the competition below.