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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Dothan City Schools will be closed tomorrow 4/27/15, due to power outages and damage received during yesterday's storm. All 12-Month employees will report to work to assist in surveying damage and needs.
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Interview Schedule for Superintendent Candidates
At the Board meeting on Monday, April 20th, the Board of Education announced the interview schedule for the 6 candidates for Superintendent. The Board welcomes the public to attend any and all interviews.
Wednesday, April 29th
3:00 p.m. - Dr. Carla Evers - Director of Instructional Curriculum - Gulfport School District, Gulfport, Mississippi
5:00 p.m. - Dr. John Green - Education Consultant/Former Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent - Suwanee, Georgia
7:00 p.m. - Dr. Charles (Chuck) Ledbetter - Superintendent at Dublin City Schools - Dublin, Georgia
Thursday, April 30th
1:00 p.m. - Mr. Dennis Coe - Director of Supporting Programs, Alabama State Department of Education
3:00 p.m. - Dr. Kenneth Varner - Superintendent at Tallassee City Schools - Tallassee, Alabama
5:00 p.m. - Dr. Kathy Murphy - Monroe County Public Schools - Monroeville, Alabama
2015-16 Dothan City Schools Magnet School Selection
Over 1,100 Magnet School Applications for the 2015-16 school year were received during the initial application period (February 2 - 27, 2015). Magnet School selections have been completed and all applicants who submitted applications by end of the day on February 27th, should have received their letter of notification. All eligibility requirements listed in the application booklet, must be met for acceptance. Acceptance materials are due to the Magnet School offices by the end of the day on Friday, April 17, 2015. If acceptance paperwork is not returned, it is assumed that parents are forfeiting their child's seat and seats will be offered to students on waiting lists.
Go The Distance - Special Olympics 2015
Dothan City Schools participated in the 39th Annual Dothan/Houston County Special Olympics on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Dothan High School. Go The Distance was this year’s Olympic theme. The games began with the parade of athletes followed by the flame carried in by local law enforcement personnel and Olympic athletes. The officers started their run at Miracle Field - Westgate. Athletes competed in several track and field events to include 50 and 100 Meter Dash, Ball Throw, Standing Long Jump, and Wheelchair Races. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Congratulations to Mrs. Sonia Crutchfield for being selected as the State of Alabama District II Teacher of the Year. Mrs.Crutchfield is part of the "Sweet 16" finalists for Alabama Teacher of the Year.
Highlands Elementary, Selma St. Elementary and Grandview Elementary Schools received their Bright Key banner from Mrs. Melanie Hill, Program Developer.
Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to the following Science Fair Winners and to ALL of the students that participated in the Science Fair. He also would like to thank all of the teachers that helped make this a success!!
Riya Patel (CMS)
Minority Science Award
David Mendez & Iesha Bonner (GMS)
Statistical & Math Award
Ethan Bolton (CMS)
2nd Place - Behavioral & Medical Award
Ally Singley (BMS)
2nd Place - Physical Science
Andrea Shirley & Emma Stapler (BMS)
3rd Place - Engineering
Elizabeth Torres (BMS)
Dothan City Schools Tech Camp! Sixty DCS teachers attended a 3 day technology camp presented by Alabama Technology in Motion and Dothan City Schools. March 2nd - 4th, attendees participated in multiple sessions related to implementing technology into the classroom, creating technology-rich learning environments and project-based learning. Participants will train and assist other faculty and staff in the use of technology within their schools.
Thank You Barnes & Noble
Thank you to Lacey Todd and Barnes & Noble for donating numerous books to Dothan City Schools. We appreciate your support of our schools. Books will be dispursed to schools across the system.