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Mission Statement
The Dallas School District provides excellence in education to enable all students to learn, lead, and succeed.

Vision Statement
The Dallas School District has vision focused on excellence in education which utilizes a rigorous, relevant curriculum, dynamic instruction, technology, co-curricular opportunities, the workplace and the community. Our students will become collaborative, competitive, resourceful, and constructive, college and career ready citizens. Our community values of responsibility, honesty, appreciation for diversity, and strong work ethic will be central to our schools. The community, students, and faculty and staff will work together to demonstrate life-long learning.

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Dallas High School LifeSmarts

The Dallas High School LifeSmarts team won the 2017 LifeSmarts National Championship. The team (left to right) consisted of the following students: Troy Reinert, Ann Metzloff, Matt Metzloff (captain), C.J. Good, and Raymond Perez. The team was coached by Kevin West. The students also accomplished the following: Matt Metzloff finished in first place in consumer rights and responsibilities, Ann Metzloff finished in first place in health and safety, Troy Reinert finished in first place in the environment, and Raymond Perez finished in second place in personal finance.

Teachers' Contract Negotiations Updates

2017 Kindergarten Timeline
Revised 2017 Kindergarten Timeline

2017 Regional IU STEM Competition

On Friday, March 3, 2017 fourth and fifth grade students from both elementary schools competed at the 2017 Regional IU STEM Competition. Two teams from Dallas Elementary School and one team from Wycallis Elementary School competed at the event. This year's challenge was to build a ride for a new eco-friendly amusement park. Students were judged on design, presentation, creativity, and other factors. The two teams from Dallas Elementary School tied for second place, and the team from Wycallis Elementary took first place. The students from Wycallis will compete in the state competition in Harrisburg in May.

Pictured above are their designs:
On left from front: Jack Barr, Jacob Speicher, Alyssa Loftus, Madalyn Thomas (DES)
On right from back: Jack Dale, Cole Johnston, Rachael Flanagan, Gabby Hodne (DES)
Floor: Lindsey Matinas, Angie Camoni, Kaden Coyne, and Peyton Stauffer (WES)

The Dallas School District will host its annual informational night for parents at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1st in the high school performing arts center. This will be the first of three required sessions. Kindergarten in the district is a half-day program with both AM and PM sections for the 2017-2018 school year.

Parents are encouraged to attend as the agenda will include an overview of the registration process, including specific dates and requirements, staff introductions and highlights of the educational program. On-site child care will be available for the duration of the meeting.

All Dallas School District residents who will be 5 years of age on or before the first day of school are eligible to register for kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.

For more information, call the district administrative office at 570-675-5201.

Dallas School District staff members planning for kindergarten registration are, from left, first row: Shelly Shurites, school secretary; Cathy Donner, district secretary; Victoria Flynn, kindergarten teacher; Lynn Bull, elementary reading specialist; Cheri Daube, school secretary; Beth Bevevino, district secretary; Taylor Burak, kindergarten teacher. Second row: Susan Crahall, kindergarten teacher; Dan Nestorick, SIMS Administrator; Tom Traver, dallas elementary principal; Dawn Keifer, director of special education; Brenda Baird, kindergarten teacher; Maria Hosey, elementary reading specialist; Thomas Duffy, superintendent.

Dallas School District Schedule Updates

District Updates Including School District Schedule


Attention! The 2016 Dallas High School Yearbooks have arrived! Students and family members may pick up their order at the front receiving desk located in the High School lobby. Identification is required!

Dallas September Newsletter 2016
Dallas September Newsletter 2016

NEW for the 2016-2017 School Year - Texts from Dallas

We are pleased to announce that in cooperation with our automated communication vender, ONE CALL NOW, we will be able to offer the Dallas School District Community text message communication. Communication that was previously limited to voice recorded, automated messages will now be sent via text. Voice messages will still be utilized; text will be the preferred method of automated communication. The "Dallas APP" will no longer be necessary and will not be utilized.

Here is how you can update your contact information in our automated communication system,


All users should use the link below to UPDATE their contact information. Users must have a mobile device entered into the system to receive texts. If signing up the first time, your information will need to be verified before it takes affect. This may increase the time it will take to receive confirmation.

One Call Now Link

Once you have updated your contact information and have included a mobile device in your contacts;

Follow these steps to receive texts from the Dallas School District:

1. Using the mobile device you registered with ONE CALL NOW, send a text message to 22300.
2. In the body of the text type alert. Send the message.
3. You will receive a reply that informs you that you will receive texts and text rates may apply.
4. You must follow the above steps from each mobile device you have registered with ONE CALL NOW to receive texts to the mobile device.

The benefit of utilizing and accepting texts include faster dissemination of information and the ability to maintain a log of text to refer back to as needed.

For questions about ONE CALL NOW related to updating your information or setting up text communication with Dallas, contact Mrs. Dawn Williams in our Technology Department at 570-675-5201 Extension 1052 or your building principal.

EI Associates Feasibility Study
EI Associates Feasibility Study Presented June 28, 2016

Guest Teacher Program Opportunity at LIU 18
Luzerne Intermediate Unit #18 Guest Teacher Program
Attention Community Members!
The Luzerne Intermediate Unit #18 Guest Teacher Program is a service offered to our local school districts, Career and Technical Institutes and the Intermediate Unit programs in Luzerne and Wyoming counties. The purpose of the program is to train individuals with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a variety of fields interested in serving as substitute teachers. The program provides substitute teacher training to people who have a bachelor’s degree but do not have a Pennsylvania teaching certificate. The blended training sessions, conducted by Luzerne Intermediate Unit professionals, will provide instruction in Planning and Preparation, Classroom Environment, Instruction, and Professionalism. This will be done in two parts. There is an online training and one ½ day training onsite from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. Guest teachers leave the program with an emergency permit issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and the basic knowledge to be an effective day-to-day substitute teacher in the consortium school districts and/or Luzerne Intermediate Unit classrooms. The opportunities are rewarding and gratifying. For more information visit the LIU website via the above link.


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Last Modified: Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017