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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Red Ribbon Week
Click Here to Take the Red Ribbon Pledge now and be a part of the creation of a drug free America.
What's the Pledge about?
- As parents and citizens, we will talk to our children and the children in our lives about the dangers of drug abuse.
- We will set clear rules for our children about not using drugs.
- We will set a good example for our children by not using illegal drugs or medicine without a prescription.
- We will monitor our children's behavior and enforce appropriate consequences, so that our rules are respected.
- We will encourage family and friends to follow the same guidelines to keep children safe from substance abuse.
I pledge to set guidelines to help children grow up safe, healthy and drug-free.
October is Bullying Prevention Month - The End of Bullying Begins with Me!
Bullying was once believed to be a child's "rite of passage" and people believed that bullying "made kids tougher". However, bullying has devastating effects such as avoiding school, loss of self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and in many cases illness and even suicide. It is imperative that the children and youth of today understand that bullying is no longer accepted. To end bullying, all we have to do is be brave enough to stand up for someone who needs a champion. Stand up and tell someone to stop! Being brave is getting help from a teacher, a cop, a parent -- anyone to see what's going on and help it to stop. If you let people know bullying isn't acceptable to you, and will not be tolerated around you, then it won't happen. Bullying will end.
Every year, countless Alabama students endure painful encounters with peers, in person, as well as through the Internet. The Stop Bullying in Alabama web site provides anti-bullying resources for students, parents, teachers, and school administrators to help fight this pervasive problem. Visit the Stop Bullying in Alabama site for more information.
The "Be a Champion and Read" contest has begun! It is sponsored by the Alabama Education Association as a way to motivate our students to read. Each student in K-5th grade will receive a reading log form. The students must read six books, fill out their reading log form, have their parent sign it and return it to school by the deadline. If they return their form filled out correctly, they will be entered in a state-wide contest to win two tickets to the Iron Bowl! All forms are due back at school by November 5th! Get busy reading! Check with your school for participation information.
Alabama's History Teacher of the Year
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Ms. Dieatra Davis, Northview High School, was recognized as Alabama’s History Teacher of the Year. The event was held in the auditorium of the Gordon Persons Building in Montgomery, Alabama. The Alabama State Board of Education members and State Superintendent, Dr. Thomas R. Bice, presented Ms. Davis with a resolution on behalf of the State Board.
Guinness World Record - Dothan City Schools and Patti Rutland Jazz
Dothan City Schools will partner 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) will participate in this exciting event on November 19, 2014 at Rip Hewes Stadium beginning at 10:00am.
Congratulations to Heard Magnet School and Beverlye Magnet School
The Dothan City School System is proud to announce that Beverlye Magnet School and Heard Magnet School have both been named 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools - Exemplary High Performing Schools!
September, 30, 2014, U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan named 337 schools nationwide as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014. There were 5 schools from Alabama given this prestigious national award! We are one of the few states nationwide to have two or more schools from the same district to receive this award! Congratulations to both principals, Mrs. Peggy Maddox from Heard Magnet School, Mrs. Maria Johnson from Beverlye Magnet School, to our Director of Personnel Mr. Todd Weeks former principal of Beverlye Magnet School, and to our Superintendent Mr. Tim Wilder. For more information on The Blue Ribbon Schools Program, visit their website - Blue Ribbon Schools Program.