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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Friday, March 14, 2014 - Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday
Monday, March 24 - Friday, March 28, 2014 - Spring Break
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.......
2014-15 Kindergarten Registration Information
Dothan City Schools kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year will begin Monday, February 10, 2014. For further information please continue here......
2014-15 Magnet School Procedures
Beginning this year, students currently enrolled in Dothan City Schools will no longer have to submit a Magnet School Application. Out-Of-System students and incoming Kindergarten students will be required to complete an application and return to the Central Office. The application period for out-of-system and incoming kindergarten students is February 10, 2014 - March 10, 2014. Application Booklets will be available at the Central Office, 500 Dusy Street, and all elementary and middle schools beginning February 10. Please visit Magnet School Information for complete and detailed information.
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
Barnes & Noble Donates Books.......
671 new books were donated today to Dothan City Schools.
These books were collected through a Holiday Book Drive held at Barnes and Noble and were donated on behalf of generous community members. All of the books will be disbursed between the school’s libraries and classrooms and will continue to enhance students’ educational experiences for years to come.
Thank you to Barnes and Noble for their continued support of Dothan City Schools and the valuable part they play in the Adopt A School Program! Thank you to Assistant Store Manager, Mr. Madison Woodham for all his assistance.
Thank you to everyone who donated to this book drive.
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 email@example.com. 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...