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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.

For news on individual schools, please check out School News on this page...or visit the school websites.

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It is very important that all DCS parents are aware that they MUST complete and return a Magnet School Application if they are interested in their child's data being reviewed for Magnet School eligibility.  On the application, it states they do not, but that was mistakenly left on the application from last year.  We have advertised on our Facebook Page, DCS Website, and Dothan Eagle that DCS students must have an application.  Applications are being sent home this week with all K-7 currently enrolled non-magnet students. 



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.



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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"Photo and Article Courtesy of Dothan Eagle"

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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, 2014Grades 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.


Anonymous Alerts

Students or parents in the school community can anonymously submit any suspicious activity, bullying or other student related issues to a school administrator(s). We encourage you to report important issues. Once you complete the contact form below, you will receive a confirmation that your information has been submitted to the school district. False reporting will be taken seriously to the full extent of the law.   Click ANONYMOUS ALERTS to make a report.





AMBUCS - Creating Mobility and Independence for People with Disabilities

School News Remind 101 Updates Jump Rope For Heart Jump Rope for Heart National Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot Winners at Hidden Lake WATOTO African Children's Choir to perform on Jan. 30th beginning @10:00 am in the cafeteria. Cloverdale announces new SGA President! Apply for summer employment with the city of Dothan. Prom and Graduation Information KSE will be hosting Jump Rope for Heart on Friday, February 20, 2015. Keep these important dates in mind: Envelopes passed out: January 20, 2015. Envelopes DUE: Friday, February 20, 2015. Date of the event: Friday, February 20, 2015! So let's get on board with heart-healthy habits and raise funds for important research and education for the American Heart Association! February 13, 2015 will be declared WE LOVE KELLY SPRINGS day! Wear a pink, white, or red top to show your LOVE for our fabulous school! SGA Jan/Feb Activities: "We are Soup-er Students" During January and February SGA will be collecting Campbell's Soup ONLY. These will be used to build our CANstruction for the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank. Students will be allowed to wear jeans on the Fridays remaining in January and in the month of February if they bring in 1 can of Campbell's on each Friday. January 2015 Good Citizens at Hidden Lake SUBTRACTION IS FUN!!!!!! 139 "A CONDUCT" STUDENTS RECEIVED TREATS BRIGHT KEY! - A COMMUNITY SCHOOL MEETING! Jane Belsches, Dothan City Schools Teacher of the Year Congratulations NHS Minority Academic & Achievement Council Northview High School Juniors attend “College Prep Workshop” at UAB! THANK YOU, SARAH REGISTER!!!! "THE VOCABULARY BOWL WINNERS ARE......!!!!!" SUPPORT OUR BLUE JEAN DAYS TO BENEFIT RELAY FOR LIFE!!!! Elementary Teacher of the Year 2015 - 2016