Dalton Public Schools Employee Convocation Kicks Off 2018-19 School Year

Thursday, July 19, 2018

All Dalton Public Schools employees will gather for convocation on Aug. 1, their first day back from summer break, to celebrate the start of the 2018-19 school year. The district will honor each school’s Teacher of the Year and announce the winner of the District Teacher of the Year.

The guest speaker will be Casey M. Bethel, the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year and an AP Physics, AP Biology and Physical Science teacher from New Manchester High in Douglasville, Georgia. 

The convocation will be from 9-11:30 a.

m. at the Wink Theatre, 115 W Crawford St. in Dalton. 



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