Tracy Pruitt is the 2013-2014 Alternate Teacher of the Year. Pruitt, who comes from a family of educators, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Troy University. She has taught in Dothan for the past 23 years in various positions, the last five of which have been spent at Montana Street Academic Magnet School. She is a member of several professional teaching organizations, has served on many education committees and is an active volunteer in her community. Two of her greatest accomplishments are receiving National Board Certification and knowing that her daughter wants to carry on the family tradition and become an educator. Pruitt is passionate about getting parents involved in their child’s education and teaching literacy and math. “My most basic belief drives me every single day: All students can learn,” she said. “The truth is that they all do learn, but how do you teach students on so many levels with so many diverse backgrounds in one classroom? You work hard and never give up on any child.”
WTVY & CenturyLink's April Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to Mrs. Godwin, from Montana Magnet School
Congratulations to Mrs. Donna Godwin, Second Grade Teacher at Montana Magnet School, on her selection as Teacher of the Month for the month of April. This contest is sponsored by WTVY and CenturyLink. Way to go, Mrs. Godwin!
Dothan High School's Media Center Gets A Facelift!
Dothan High School Media Center has a new look. Today was the "Open House" for the newly renovated Media Center at Dothan High School. Mr. Stan Eldridge, Principal, welcomed everyone and thanked all of those involved for their hardwork and dedication. Mrs. Beth Sherrer and Mrs. Kendall DeLoney, DHS Media Specialists, are excited to begin using the newly renovated Media Center. Check out the Photo Album from Today's Event....
Congratulations to Dothan City Schools, the top fund raising team for the Houston County Relay for Life! With the hard work of teachers, students, and parents, our system raised $30,247 for cancer research. The top fund raising school was Beverlye Magnet School. Way to go to all of you and thank you for your hard work! Together, we united as a system and made a difference for our community.
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6 – 10, 2013
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers are a leading influence on to
day's youth. It is their hard work and dedication to their students that puts the joy in learning. As outstanding people making a difference at your school each day it's important to take the time to recognize them. Remember to thank your teacher this week and make them feel appreciated.
School Nurse Appreciation Week
May 6 – 10, 2013
This week we celebrate National School Nurse Week, a time to honor our school nurses who make a difference in the lives of children every day. National School Nurse Day is Wednesday, May 8, 2013. This year’s theme, Advocacy, Access, Achievement: Leading the Way, captures school nurses’ significant role in improving students’ health and academic outcomes. School nurses lead the way by ensuring a healthier and more sustainable future for our children.
Thank you to our school nurses for the job you do every day for the children of Dothan City Schools. We appreciate all of you!
DCS High School Summer Reading List 2013
Honor students are required to read two novels.
General students are required to read one novel.
AP students should read all listed novels.
Students will be assessed on the novel(s) the first two weeks of school.
To see the list visit Summer Reading 2013
Morris Slingluff Memorial Golf Tournament
For the Dothan Education Foundation
Robert Trent Jones - Highland Oaks
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Magnet School Notification
The response during the Initial Magnet School Application Period – February 1-28, 2013 – was overwhelming. There were 546 students that made application with approximately 369 seats available for the 2013-2014 school year. Notification letters were mailed on Friday, April 19, 2013. All qualified applicants that were not selected will remain in the selection pool. Qualifications are based on grades, conduct/discipline and nationally recognized test scores. If the test scores qualify, they are entered and ranked and the top scores, according to the number of seats available in applied grade, are selected. If future openings occur in the applied grade, the top scores will be selected and parents will be notified immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted and selections made, based on openings, through the month of December. Applications submitted after the February 28, 2013 initial deadline will be added and will be selected based on test scores, if and when all initial applicants for applied grade have been selected.
2013-2014 Dothan City Schools Calendar
At the Dothan City Schools Board Meeting on Monday, March 18, 2013, the Board approved two calendars for the 2013-2014 school year. Calendar 1 is based on the approval of the Flexibility Bill and Calendar 2 follows our current law. The approval or non-approval of the Flexibility Bill will determine which calendar Dothan City Schools will follow for the 2013-14 school year. Please visit School Calendars to view both.....
Dothan Education Foundation
Dothan City Schools has partnered with Kelly Educational Staffing (KES) to recruit, train, and provide qualified substitute teachers. If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher for Dothan City Schools, please apply with Kelly Educational Staffing. For contact and application information, please see the Kelly Services link under QUICK LINKS.
AMBUCS - Creating Mobility and Independence for People with Disabilities
AMBUCS of the Wiregrass: Contact: Jon Lee at the REAL Project 334-699-7727
AMBUCS is dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. As part of a national grassroots effort, the network of volunteers strives to empower others and make the world a more accessible place. For more information on AMBUCS, please click here to view the AMBUCS flier or visit www.ambucs.org.
2012-13 School Calendar has been revised - ONLY to include testing date changes in April and May, 2013. To look at those changes, please click here....
It’s Time for Scale Back Alabama 2013!
Scale Back Alabama, now in its seventh year, is a free, confidential, statewide campaign for adults age 18 and older held each year to encourage Alabamians to get healthier by losing weight and becoming active. Last year's campaign drew nearly 30,000 people in almost every county with a cumulative reported weight loss of 148,963 pounds. There is no charge for participating in the program.
The Scale Back Alabama School program is an additional component of Scale Back Alabama. The Scale Back Alabama School program gives school personnel the opportunity to be healthy role models for their students by participating as a Scale Back Alabama School. For dates and participating information, please click here......
WTVY and CenturyLink are starting a Teacher of the Month contest this month…..below are the details….
“Teachers play such an important role in the lives of children. WTVY and CenturyLink are looking for Wiregrass educators that go above and beyond to inspire their students. If you know of a teacher that fits this description please visit the website link below and click the submission button above to submit your teacher's name, school, and a photograph (if available), along with a paragraph on why this particular teacher should be selected as CenturyLink’s A+ Teacher of the Month.
The CenturyLink A+ Teacher of the Month contest will begin on the 1st day January 2013 and end the last day of each month that school is in session for the 2013 school year. WTVY will select a winning teacher each month.
The winning teacher each month will receive recognition and a trophy provided by WTVY. A monthly prize will also be provided by CenturyLink.”
SELECT this link to enter your Teacher - http://wtvy.upickem.net/engine/Welcome.aspx?contestid=78488
Pre-K Readiness Brochure
The Pre-K Readiness Brochure is an easy tool to assist parents and pre-school providers in preparing a child for kindergarten. To read the Pre-K Readiness Brochure, Click Here...
Dothan City Schools has developed a new program entitled DCS Project UpLift. A link has been added to the Quick Links section on the bottom right of this webpage. Dothan City Schools (DCS) Project UpLift is designed to find the most needy, best heartfelt, incredible stories about our students and help them. Our goal is to gain sponsors from the Dothan Community to aid us in our cause. Please visit for more information and see how you can help...
Get hooked on the new buying, selling, and trading site created just for the employees of Dothan City Schools. The DCS Trading Post is the new “Craigslist” style forum created to allow the employees of Dothan City Schools to network within the school system to buy, sell, and/or trade items and services. This unique forum has been designed with the DCS employees in mind. Please continue reading for more information...
Parents: Attendance Definitions
Attendance Definitions: Tardy - present for more than half a day, but less than a full day.
(If your child has checked in late or checked out early, you will probably see Tardy on the Parent Portal) (Excused or Unexcused depends on the reason) Excused tardies do NOT count against perfect attendance.
Absent - present for less than half a day - including not present at all.
Present - not absent for any of the day.
“Notify Me” is a FREE feature available on every school’s main website. This feature can be used to:
Call attention to information already posted on the website.
Send quick messages concerning conditions such as: Early dismissal, changes in a previously scheduled event, promote upcoming functions, and any other desired quick announcements.
Dothan City Schools Start and End Times for 2012-2013
Based on the newly mandated 174 day school calendar, it is imperative that all Dothan City Schools meet the required hours for instruction. Therefore, the following start and end times will be enforced at all schools.
Elementary: Start at 8:00 a.m.(Tardy after 8:05 a.m.) - End at 3:00 p.m.
Middle: Start at 8:00 a.m.(Tardy after 8:05 a.m.) - End at 3:00 p.m.
High: Start at 7:55 a.m.(Tardy after 8:00 a.m.) - End at 3:15 p.m.