Ohio Department of Education clarifies limited qualifications for students eligible to opt-out of State Testing.
We understand that many districts are receiving communications from some families refusing their children’s participation in state tests this spring. The department encourages schools to talk with families about their concerns regarding testing. To help inform this conversation, the department has developed this information for districts and families about student participation in state tests. There is no law that allows a parent or student to opt-out of state testing and there is no state test opt-out procedure or form. It also details the consequences for students, teachers and districts when . . . read more
For the 2014 Christmas season the Student Council at Dalton High School decided to help everyone get in the Christmas spirit by starting a contest. The students in the 1 st period class had one period to decorate their classroom door. Rushing to make the most festive and nicely crafted door out of the entire school, all students did their best to get the amazing prize of donuts. There were a total of 13 doors that competed for the prize. Meredith Beatty, a Junior at Dalton High School, was one . . . read more
This school year 2014-2015, Mr. Andy Ryder, a former graduate of Dalton High School, became our new Industrial Technology teacher after Mr. Jon Peterman retired in 2014. He attended Bowling Green State University after high school and majored in education. “I had several teachers who made an impact on my life and I decided I’d like to be able to do the same for others. I really enjoy interacting with students on a daily basis” mentioned Mr. Ryder. He took Industrial arts when he was in high . . . read more