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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Students will be dismissed at 12:00 Noon on Friday, December 19, 2014
Christmas Holidays - December 22, 2014 - January 6, 2015
Teacher Work Day - January 5, 2015
Students Return - January 6, 2015
Thank You Representative Dexter Grimsley for your support of Dothan City Schools
A Parent Community Meeting with Mr. Scott Faulk, Director of Secondary Schools
Topic: "Attendance...What Parents Need to Know"
Location: James A. Smith Convocation Center at Northview High School
Date & Time: Monday, January 5, 2015, at 6:00 pm
The program is one hour long and parents from ANY Dothan City School are invited to attend.
This is the first of four meetings to be held at various schools.
There will be door prizes!
Congratulations 2014-15 Teacher's of the Year
Congratulations to Jeanie Solomon (Beverlye Magnet), Jane Belsches (Carver Magnet), Ashley Crutchfield (Cloverdale), Patty Fowler (Dothan High), Jennifer Walworth (DTC), Shannon Mitchell (Faine), Judi Lindey (Girard Elementary), Alison Holley (Girard Middle), Monica Montalvo (Grandview), Leah Oppert (Heard Magnet), Dr. LaVonda Senn (Hidden Lake), Sonya Strassburg (Highlands), Nicole Womack (Honeysuckle), Terri Lee (Kelly Springs), Sonia Crutchfield (Montana Magnet), Allison Lindsay (Slingluff), Helen Hovanic (Northview High), Susan Smith (PASS Academy) and Valencia Saffold (Selma Street).
Jeanie Solomon, Judi Lindey, Alison Holley, Monica Montalvo and Leah Oppert not pictured.
DCS has had teachers progress to the finals for the Alabama Teacher of the Year for several years. BEST OF LUCK to these amazing teachers! Thank you for your dedication to our students!
Check out the VIDEO......HERE (Large File - Takes a Few Minute to Load)
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.
Blue Ribbon School's Awards
On behalf of Beverlye Magnet School, the following faculty members accepted the Blue Ribbon School Award on November 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
Beverlye Magnet School Pre-Engineering Teacher, Mr. Chris Manasco
Beverlye Magnet School Instructional Coach, Mrs. Jeanie Solomon
Beverlye Magnet School Prinicpal, Mrs. Maria Johnson
Beverlye Magnet School Counselor, Mrs. Angelia Brown
On behalf of Heard Magnet School, the following faculty members accepted the Blue Ribbon School Award on November 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
Heard Magnet School 5th Grade Teacher, Ms. Ehren Johnson
Heard Magnet School Computer Teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Edwards
Heard Magnet School Principal, Mrs. Peggy Maddox
Heard Magnet School Counselor, Mrs. Leah Oppert
Heard Magnet School 4th Grade Teacher, Mrs. Elizabeth Landwerlen
Heard Magnet School 4th Grade Teacher, Mrs. Brooke Elizondo
Girard Middle School LinC goes CSI
Mrs. Kevin Bowden, the LinC teacher, at Girard Middle School constructed a Problem Based unit on “The Case of the Missing Lunchbox”. This unit is an investigation in which students must use chemistry experiments along with analysis of the crime scene and judgments about suspects' alibis to solve the mystery. Students were presented with a scenario in which some items were stolen and there was a white substance found at the crime scene. They did experiments on the mystery powder and several other powders and compared the results to determine what the mystery powder was. This information is combined with the footprints and note at the crime scene and information about the suspects to determine who took the missing lunch items. This activity is designed to combine the typical elements of a literary mystery with physical science experiments and higher order thinking skills. Mystery Science gives students the opportunity to get excited and have fun while learning. This activity encourages active participation and promotes higher-level thinking skills.
To view more photos from this learning activity, go to Mrs. Kevin Bowden's page and click on her photo album.
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.