Press Releases and Videos
January 18, 2022
Press Release - Virtual Day (Message from Superintendent)
Dear DCS Families,
We appreciate your time and attention to the COVID-19 survey information you all recently completed. Based on the response we received from families and DCS staff members, there are an increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and potential cases waiting on test results. As a result, DCS will continue with virtual learning on Wednesday, January 19, and Thursday, January 20.
January 14, 2022
Press Release - Message from Superintendent
Dade County Schools (DCS) continues to work each day to promote safe and healthy learning environments for our students. Due to the increase in COVID-19 data for positive cases, close contact quarantines, and with the current student absentee rate of 20%, this makes teaching new content standards difficult.
December 17, 2021
Press Release - Nationwide TikTok Threat
Dade County Families: Dade County Schools (DCS) has been made aware of a nationwide viral threat circulating on the social media platform, Tik Tok. The viral threat calls on students to commit acts of school violence on December 17, 2021, however, no specific school or school district has been identified. We are NOT aware of any threats specific to DCS.
June 21, 2021
Press Release - Dade County Board of Education Announces Mr. Joshua B. Ingle as Sole Finalist for Superintendent
Dade County Board of Education Members: Board Chair Carolyn Bradford, Vice-Chair Johnny Warren, Board Members; Daniel Case, Dr. Jayne Griffin, and Jennifer Hartline met on June 21, 2021, for a Called Board Meeting at the Board of Education, 52 Tradition Lane, Trenton, GA 30752, to announce the Sole Finalist for Superintendent of Dade County Schools.
November 30, 2020
Press Release - 2020 GSBA GOVERNANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR – WINNER ANNOUNCED
The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Governance Team of the Year Award. This year GSBA is awarding this prestigious award to 3 Georgia public school districts’ board of education and superintendent team who have achieved all-around success in their district.
September 3, 2020
Press Release - Dade County School District Using Ecovasive as Part of Evolving Plan to Fight the Pandemic
As part of their evolving plan to ensure teachers and students are as safe as possible during the ongoing pandemic, all the facilities of the Dade County School District are being treated this weekend by the Ecovasive Virus and Infection Control team.
July 28, 2020
Press Release - Dade County Moves First Day of School to August 13, 2020
Dr. Jan Irons Harris, Superintendent, announced, “After much deliberation, the start date for Dade County’s students will be August 13th for all students. The original first day of school was set for August 7th. All other dates remain correct as shown on the official 2020-2021 Calendar.” Open House dates will be held on August 5th and 6th as previously scheduled.
May 30, 2020
Press Release - Lowe’s Provides Resource Grant to SkillsUSA Chapter at Dade Middle School
Congratulations to Shenea Hill! She applied for and received $1,000 worth of educational materials from Lowe’s and SkillsUSA! SkillsUSA and Lowe’s have teamed up on this grant program to support emerging SkillsUSA programs in career and technical education classrooms across the nation.
March 13, 2020
Press Release - Dade County Schools Closure March 16 – 27, 2020
The shared goal of the Dade County Board of Education, Superintendent and Team is to keep our students and their families safe. At this time, the Dade County School District does NOT have any suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus in our schools or offices. I established a health task force that is working closely with the Georgia Department of Education, the Office of Governor Brian Kemp, the Georgia Department of Public Health, and the Dade County Health Department. We are continually receiving guidance on steps we can take to minimize the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
March 10, 2020
Press Release - Michelle Doane-Beeler selected as Principal of Dade Middle School
Today, during a Called Board Meeting, the Dade County Board of Education hired Michelle Doane-Beeler as the Principal for Dade Middle School effective March 11, 2020.
February 26, 2020
Press Release - School District Seeks Community Input to Develop Strategic Plan
The Dade County School District is embarking on a strategic planning process that requires input from citizens, staff, parents, students and civic leaders. The input will be used to ensure that the resulting plan will reflect the wishes of the district’s citizenry.
January 10, 2020
Press Release - Dade County CCRPI Scores and Beating the Odds
At the end of December, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) released information concerning Beating the Odds (BTO) for all Georgia Schools.
December 9, 2019
Press Release - Five Georgia districts included on College Board AP Honor Roll
Five Georgia school districts are included on the College Board’s 10th Annual AP District Honor Roll, the organization announced this week.
November 21, 2019
Press Release - Dade County Board of Education Recognizes REACH Scholarship Recipients
Five hard-working, eighth-grade students were named as the 1st ever Dade County scholars of the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen, (REACH) Georgia Scholarship Program at a signing ceremony Monday, November 18, 2019.
October 25, 2019
Press Release - Dade County Students Score Above the GA Average CCRPI Score and All Schools Earn Five Star Climate Rating
The College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores were released today by the Georgia Department of Education. The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability measurement as required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
October 4, 2019
Press Release - Accident
We are saddened to announce that three of our students at Dade County High School were involved in an automobile accident last night, October 3, 2019, at approximately 6:20 p.m. One student, Alexis Moore, age 17, lost her life in that tragic crash, and the other students are in the hospital seeking medical attention at this time.
September 19, 2019
Dade County High School Graduation Rates - 2019
The Georgia State Department of Education released the 2019 four and five-year graduation rates yesterday to the public. The Dade County High School four-year percentage rate of 80.71 is a decrease from last year’s 92.19 rate. However, DCHS did see an increase in its five-year graduation rate.
Read the full Press Release, "Dade County High School Graduation Rates - 2019"
May 6, 2019
Dade County Welcomes New Football Coach Dale Pruitt
The Dade County Board of Education concluded the hunt for a new football coach today. Dade County Superintendent, Dr. Jan Irons Harris, announced that Coach Dale Pruitt will be joining the Dade County team as Head Football Coach and faculty member at Dade County High School.
March 18, 2019
Dade County Schools Earns 2018 Constant Contact All Star Award
The Dade County Board of Education has been named a 2018 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact, an Endurance International Group company and a leader in small business marketing solutions. The annual award recognizes the most successful 10 percent of Constant Contact’s customer base, based on their significant achievements using email marketing to engage their customer base and drive results for their organization during the prior year.
October 22, 2018
Creative Solar USA Installs Solar Panels on the Roof of Dade County High School
Trenton, GA – Creative Solar USA has completed its installation of a solar generation facility on the roof of Dade County High School.
A grant from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority helped pay the upfront cost of solar equipment that will extend the school’s energy conservation efforts. The 60-kilowatt installation is part of ongoing improvements that reduce energy, utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions in school operations. Earlier efforts included a new energy-efficient HVAC system for the school and LED lights, said Dr. Jan Harris, superintendent of Dade County Schools.
Read the full Press Release, "Creative Solar USA Installs Solar Panels on the Roof of Dade County High School."
October 15, 2018
DCHS Solar Panels and DMS Cross Country Track
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October 11, 2018
Safety Further Enhanced with Incident Management System in Dade County Schools
Dade County Superintendent, Dr. Jan Harris, announced today that a Press Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Dade County High School Auditorium to reveal the new Incident Managment System in Dade County Schools.
In response to the needs of Dade County Schools, South Western Communications worked closely with Dade County Safety Personnel and created an Incident Management System that took an already well-designed, well-executed safety plan and used technology to drastically reduce response times in the event of a crisis.” Safety Director Josh Ingle noted, “The Incident Management System has daily functions that improve the communication throughout the individual schools and the entire district.”
Read the full Press Release, "Safety Further Enhanced with Incident Management System in Dade County Schools."
October 5, 2018
DCHS Football 2018 Pregame Video Seven - Homecoming
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September 7, 2018
Dade Middle School Cross Country Course and Access Road
On August 30, 2018, a Ribbon Cutting was held at Dade Middle School for the new cross county course and access road, built by Ron McBryar Excavation. The cost of the project was $82,500 for the cross country course and $356,493 for the access road.
Dr. Jan Harris, Superintendent, said, “We thank the citizens of Dade County for their support."
Read the full Press Release, "Dade Middle School Cross Country Course and Access Road."