Our mission is to empower all students for the choices and challenges of the twenty-first century. We believe that we should teach students to respect themselves, others, and the environment, that we should teach students to participate productively and responsibly in a rapidly changing society, that we should teach them to communicate effectively, that we should teach them to use cooperative and independent learning strategies, that we should teach them to apply problem solving processes, and that we should teach them to set and meet high standards.
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A Plan For “Every Child, Every Future”
Four community meetings will be hosted by the Dothan Education Foundation to discuss the draft for a five year strategic plan for Dothan City Schools. Superintendent Tim Wilder will discuss the draft plan and welcome community input toward a vision of success for our students.
Twenty members of the community came together in the construction of the draft. It is a process that has been evolving for six months. Several focus groups including students, parents and Adopt A School! Dothan partners participated in its development. The draft plan is titled “Every Child, Every Future.”
The community meetings are scheduled for:
Tuesday, May 13
Dothan-Houston County Library, Main Branch -Community Room
445 North Oates Street
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14
Dothan-Houston County Library, Main Branch- Community Room
445 North Oates Street
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 14
Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center- Rotary/Lions Hall
795 Ross Clark Circle
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 15
Andrew Belle Community Center
1270 Lake Street
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dothan City Schools 2014 Kindergarten Summer Bridge Program
Congratulations Mr. Ryan Richards - Northview High School Science Teacher
Dothan AP Teacher Receives "Teacher of Promise" Award
Mr. Richards is the recipient of the 2014 Fannie Mae Nelson Teacher of Promise Award, which he recieved during the February meeting of the Alabama Science Teachers Association. Please check out this article from the A+ College Ready Site -
District II Secondary Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mr. Chris Payne, Art Teacher at Dothan High School and Dothan City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year. Mr. Payne has been selected as the District II Secondary Teacher of the Year. Mr. Payne is now a member of the "Sweet 16" - A pool from over 150 outstanding educators from across the State of Alabama. The field will be narrowed to the "Final Four" and then on May 14, 2014 the State will announce the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year. Mr. Payne is a dedicated and committed educator who is an asset to his profession, his students and Dothan City Schools. For more info on Mr. Payne, visit his webpage. Mr. Payne is also the SADD Sponsor at Dothan High School and was the 2012-13 Advisor of the Year - Check out what SADD is doing here...
Summer reading has changed and YOU get a vote!!!
Current Students Grades 8 - 11 Cast Your Vote!
All students will read the same novel. See your English teacher or Media Specialist for more information on each novel choice! This Reading Survey contains short summaries for each novel.
Cast your vote here - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QV27VD6
Dothan City Schools Anonymous Alerts
Dothan City Schools is excited to introduce a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts®. Anonymous Alerts® allows students or parents to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across all of our school campuses. The system encourages students, parents and staff to confidentially report bullying, cyber-bullying, gang-related issues and other sensitive topics through private messages to school officials by building. Dothan City Schools does not support, encourage or tolerate any behavior that prevents any student from reaching their full potential. Please visit the information page to learn more about the anonymous reporting.....
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There is a link to the Anonymous Alert reporting page on the bottom right hand side of this main page under Quick Links - DCS Anonymous Alerts.
At the Dothan City Board Meeting on Monday, March 17, 2014, the Board approved the Dothan City Schools 1 to 1 Initiative. The initiative includes the purchase of iPads for use by all students in grades 4 – 12. The implementation timeline will be effective during the 2014-2015 school year.
Through the 1 to 1 Initiative, I CONNECT, Dothan City Schools continues its commitment to offering students and teachers access to best practices and modern technology to improve the classroom experience. The I CONNECT initiative is designed to transform teaching and learning and empower students to build stronger connections with their peers, educators, their communities and the world.
2014-2015 Dothan City Schools Calendar approved Monday, February 24, 2014
PLAN 2020 - The Innovation Zone/Flexibility Application is contained within the Alabama State Board of Education's PLAN 2020. Dothan City Schools is making application requesting a waiver on certificate reciprocity.
Dothan City Schools seeks relief from current guidelines surrounding out-of-state certificates. To view the Application visit here.......
Alabama College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) of the Week - Visit here to find this week's CCRS..
NEW ALABAMA CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SURVEY FOR STATE RESIDENT PARTICIPATION
An online survey has been developed to measure Alabamians’ opinions about the quality of education currently being offered in our K-12 public schools—specifically Alabama’s career and technical education (CTE) programs.
Responses to the questions discussed in this survey will help the Alabama State Department of Education to provide better service to students, parents, and local communities statewide.
To participate, state residents should use the following Web link to access this information:
Dothan City Shools Relay for Life - Please view information related to Relay for Life
Congratulations to the 2013-14 Dothan City Schools Teacher of the Year
Secondary Teacher of the Year - Dothan High School – Chris Payne
Elementary Teacher of the Year - Grandview Elementary School – Cindy Blount
Dothan City Schools Teacher’s of The Year
Education is key to success in life and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. A teacher can create a spark in any child, ignite it and take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishments.
Each Dothan City School has selected their “Teacher of The Year”. Congratulations to all of the 2013-2014 Teachers of the Year. "Click" on teacher's name to learn more about them...
Beverlye Magnet School – Matt Smith
Carver Magnet School – Joe Miller
Cloverdale Elementary School – Lindsey Walker
Dothan High School – Chris Payne
Dothan Technology Center – Beverly Thornton
Faine Elementary School – Valorie Chitty
Girard Elementary School – Shannon Harrison
Girard Middle School – Phillip Burns
Grandview Elementary School – Cindy Blount
Heard Magnet School – Elizabeth Landwerlen
Hidden Lake Elementary School – Andrea Forehand
Highlands Elementary School – Heather Merritt
Honeysuckle Middle School – Reva Barnes
Kelly Springs Elementary School – Joyia McCurley
Montana Magnet School – Kim Price
Morris Slingluff Elementary School – Tana Griffith
Northview High School – Dieatra Davis
PASS Academy – Amanda Attaway
Selma St. Elementary School – Melanie Miles
Dothan City Schools Mobile Site
Dothan City Schools now has a Mobile Site available for the DCS Main Page and several of our schools are also activated at this time. Through our website host, we were able to set-up a mobile site for easier access through your smartphone. You can now have all of the information about DCS at your fingertips. Simply open the Internet on your phone and go to the Dothan City Schools Website. Then, add the website to your phone's home screen and you are ready to go. You can also click view full site above the logo to see the complete site. Check your school's website to see if they have activated "Mobile Site". You would follow the same instructions for each school you want to add.
Every Tuesday during the 2013-2014 school year, Technology Professional Development is being offered to Dothan City Schools employees. Half day sessions are scheduled each Tuesday, with training provided from local staff members, as well as outside technology trainers. Trainings include Promethean Boards and Software, iPads (Beginner and Advanced), iNow Student Database, School and Teacher Websites, and much more. Mrs. Lee Jacobs, Instructional School Specialist, developed Tech Tuesdays to provide training for teachers, administrators, secretaries and other designated staff to allow for technology transition into the classroom, office, computer labs, media centers and many other areas within Dothan City Schools. The Tech Tuesday objective is to provide knowledge and experience related to the technology devices used by Dothan City Schools.
Online Lunch Payment
Beginning Monday, September 2, 2013, parents/guardians will have access to pay lunch fees online. Please follow the link Lunch Payment to set up account and begin making payments. Schoolpaymentsolutions.com is a secure online payment portal that allows parents to put funds into their children's school meal account in real time and view student meal activity. Payments are made instantaneously to the Point of Sale terminal. All adjustments and transactions can be viewed by the parent.
The Below Icon will remain under Quick Links on the DCS Main Page for payment selection.
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications for Dothan City Schools can now be found online. Visit Free and Reduced Lunch....Apply Online..
Parent Portal is now active for the 2013-14 school year. If you have a login from 2012-13, it should still be active. If you have problems logging in, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need a new account, please view the information under Parent Portal Information to see requirements for obtaining a login.
AMBUCS creating mobility for those with disabilities. For more information visit AMBUCS Information...