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Meet and Greet Sessions for the Education Showcase Thursday, January 29, 2015
Congratulations to Mrs. Jane Belsches, Carver Magnet School - Dothan City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mrs. Sonia Crutchfield, Montana Magnet School -
Dothan City Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year
The Dothan City Schools offer four magnet school programs: Montana St. Magnet School and Heard Magnet School for elementary grades (K-5) and Beverlye Magnet School and Carver Magnet School for middle school grades (6-8). Magnet School Application period is February of each school year. February 2 - 27, 2015 will be the application period for the 2015-16 school year. Magnet School application booklets will be sent home with all DCS non-magnet students in grades K-7 beginning Monday, January 26, 2015. Please read HERE for more detailed procedures and a copy of the Magnet School Application Booklet.
On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Selma St. Elementary School will hold a meeting to discuss Bright Key, a new opportunity presented by Dothan City Schools and the Wiregrass Foundation. Parents and school faculty are encouraged to attend. The initial meeting will define the new concept and gauge feedback on bringing the program to the school. The meeting will begin at 5:30 in the school cafeteria. Selma St. will serve dinner.
On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Grandview Elementary School will hold a meeting to discuss Bright Key, a new opportunity presented by Dothan City Schools and the Wiregrass Foundation. Parents and school faculty are encouraged to attend. The initial meeting will define the new concept and gauge feedback on bringing the program to the school. The meeting will begin at 5:30 in the school cafeteria.
Parent Meeting Held Monday, January 5, 2015
Excerpt from The Dothan Eagle
Dothan City Schools Secondary Curriculum Director Scott Faulk had some real talk for parents about student attendance Monday night.
Faulk spoke to a gathering of parents at Northview High School’s convocation center about the system’s plans to crack down on absenteeism by students.
The city schools attendance rate ranges from 93 to 97 percent. The state accountability goal is 95 percent. Faulk said accountability goals are important, but getting kids to attend school as much as possible is more important.
“Absent from school is absent from learning,” he said.
Faulk reminded parents of some critical points concerning the school system’s attendance policies, including:
- Parents may only write 10 excused absence notes per year. After that, a doctor’s excuse is necessary.
- Students have only two days after an absence to turn an excuse in to the school.
- Parents should check with the school to ensure students turn in excuse notes.
- After five unexcused absences, the school system may pursue remedies such as requiring parents to go to truancy classes or filing criminal charges against parents who don’t send their children to school.
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Guinness World Record - Dothan City Schools and Patti Rutland Jazz
They Did IT!!! Largest Hip-Hop Dance DCS Elementary Students
Dothan City Schools partnered with Patti Rutland Jazz Company to participate in the largest dance performance given by children for the Guinness World Record. All DCS elementary schools (grades K-5) participated in this exciting event on November 19, 2014. Grades 3 - 5 gathered at the Dothan Civic Center and Grades K-2 participated at their schools. A Big Thank You to Patti Simpson, PRJ Outreach, Mrs. Teresa Davis, DCS Elementary Schools Director, Mr. Todd Weeks, Interim Superintendent, All DCS Administrators, Teachers and Staff. Thank you to all of the parents and students for supporting this event.