• Veterans of Foreign Wars: Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

    A scholarship contest that recognizes up-and-coming artists and encourages patriotism in youth.

    Deadline: March 31, 2021

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  • Veterans of Foreign Wars: National Anthem Singing Contest for Ages Six to 16.

    Get Excited for the Red, White, and Blue!

    A National Anthem Singing Contest for Youth Ages Six to 16.

    Deadline: March 31, 2021

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  • Veterans of Foreign Wars: Illustrating America

    VFW: Illustrating America - An art contest for students in grades 1-8.

    Deadline: March 31, 2021

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  • 2021 Freedom Speaks: The Call of Lincoln and King

    We’re kicking off the 2021 Freedom Speaks: The Call of Lincoln and King high school speech competition and scholarship program. We want to invite you to participate in this unique and rewarding event. It’s a great way for a student to share their opinions on the topic of equality and what it means for our community and our nation. This event is about finding your voice and an opportunity for students from 9th to 12th grade to win a scholarship for college. This year we are excited to announce an increase of scholarships to all students who place!

    The 2021 Freedom Speaks event will take place on Sunday, January 17th at Wiregrass Church in Dothan. There will be a preliminary competition on December 8th, 2020 held in Dothan at Wiregrass Church.  Each participating school will present up to 3 students to participate in the preliminary competition where 8 finalists will be chosen to proceed to compete in the competition on January 17th.

    Students will present either an edited version of Dr. King’s, I Have a Dream speech or President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address – not both.

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  • Southeast Alabama Education Outreach Center

    Southeast Alabama Education Outreach Center are happy to invite your child to secure their position in the Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) in Dothan City Schools (DCS). We have limited spots and would like to extend an invitation to your student.

    Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded program with the following objectives:

    • Identify students with the potential to enroll in college, technical school, or a certificate program (Post Secondary Education – PSE) after high school graduation.
    • Supplement the middle and high school counselor’s guidance in career exploration, career planning, college financial planning, and academic advisement.
    • Monitor student academic preparedness to be ready to enroll in a postsecondary option of choice.
    • Facilitate the completion of the admission process in 11th and 12th grade to review and meet admission, financial aid, and scholarship deadlines relevant to individuals. The average award for 2020 senior $6,000.00
    • In essence, ETS is about creating awareness about one’s curriculum choices to prepare a student for college enrollment and career path.

    To apply for consideration in the ETS, click the following link: https://botform.compansol.com/202296250723047  or go to our website: www.saeoc.org.


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  • 2020 Farm City Elementary Poster Contests

    Houston County Farm City Committee


    Farm-City Poster Contest

    Theme: “Sweet Grown Alabama”

    From juicy peaches and farm-fresh eggs to pumpkins patches and homegrown cotton sheet, Sweet grown Alabama touches all sectors of farming.  It also gives grocers, restaurants and manufacturers a way to distinguish Alabama products from those imported from other states or even overseas.  Shoppers want to know the origin of their food and the “Sweet Grown Alabama” program provides a way for farmers to add value to their farm products increase consumer demand, enhanced probability and sustainability of Alabama farms.  Additional information is available online at www.AlfaFarmers.org or www.AlabamaAITC.org

    GUIDELINES: Size 11 x 14 to 22 x 28 Horizontal format on poster paper. Use pen, pencil, crayon, paint, no 3-D items-do not glue on items.

    AWARDS for both Divisions:  Grades K-3 and Grades 4-6

    1ST PLACE Student- $100     Student’s Classroom- $100

    2nd PLACE Student- $75     Student’s Classroom- $75

    3rd PLACE Student-$50      Student’s Classroom- $50

    Turn entries in to any local ALFA office by November 6, 2020

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Community Bulletin Board Guidelines

  • Dothan City Schools (DCS) welcomes the community’s assistance and the opportunities they provide to our schools. Please remember flyer distribution via DCS is a courtesy and requests should always be to enhance the educational enrichment of each student.

    Due to the recent COVID-19 Pandemic, Flyer Distribution to Dothan City Schools during the 2020-2021 school year will be distributed through an electronic community bulletin board. This method will allow DCS to adhere to our plans to mitigate the exposure of COVID-19 while also allowing our community organizations an opportunity to minimize costs, time, and/or paper associated with printing flyers for hardcopy distribution.

    The following guidelines and criteria must be met in order to distribute flyers via community bulletin board:

    • We limit flyers to school-sponsored clubs/organizations, and events being promoted by our community partners, such as the City’s leisure services department, public library, chamber of commerce, and other non-profit community organizations.
    • We will distribute flyers on behalf of non-profit groups that are not directly affiliated with the schools, as long as they are providing a service to students/families; for example, a summer camp.
    • We do NOT distribute flyers on behalf of any for-profit individual or company; it is our viewpoint that we cannot use our public platform to promote/market any business.
    • All organizations must allow a minimum of five days from the date of submission for the flyer to be approved and posted to the DCS website. Detailed or larger flyers may sometimes take up to 10 school days for review and approval/denial.
    • Flyers should be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the date of the activity/function.
    • Flyers should NOT be delivered to any school and will not be accepted by any school until it has been approved by the Public Information Office.
    • If the request is approved or denied, the vendor or individual making the request will be notified. If approved, the flyer will be posted to the online community bulletin board within 72 hours of approval.
    • Please be mindful of the Dothan City Schools calendar when making flyer distribution requests

    Click here to access the Community Bulletin Board Submission Form