District Mission

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To educate and develop each student, within a safe and supportive environment, to his or her fullest potential academically, socially, physically, emotionally, and culturally in order to become a responsible, respectful, and productive member of American and global society.

Frank Galicki

Welcome to the Dallas School District

Home of the Mountaineers!

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Our Award Winning Elementary Schools!


Middle School


Award Winning High School


2015-2016 Annual Operating Budget
Proposed Preliminary Presentation

DSD Comprehensive Planning
DSD Comprehensive Planning Link
Comprehensive Planning, a Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) mandated process, formerly known as the Strategic Planning process, allows districts to self-assess their programming and to formulate plans related to future growth and progress. The plan is submitted online and considerably more focused and streamlined as compared to the former Strategic Planning process. The draft of the district’s Comprehensive Plan, accessible by clicking the link below, is the culmination of several months of work by the Comprehensive Planning Team, a group comprised of teachers, parents, community members, administrators, and school board members. PDE requires the plan be made available for public review prior to its submission. Please contact Dr. Thomas J. Duffy, Assistant to the Superintendent, with questions about the Comprehensive Planning process at tduffy@dallassd.com

Committee to Consider Options UPDATE – December 19, 2014

Following our November 3, 2014 school board meeting and subsequent communication via our One Call system and website, numerous variables related to options for elementary programming have been discussed, analyzed, and studied in detail. Many of the topics we included on our meeting agendas from July until October were re-visited in great depth.

As a result of those discussions, we have decided that the next step in this process must be a current, complete structural engineering evaluation of Dallas Elementary. While we know Dallas Elementary School is safe, a structural engineering report will provide data related to the buildings overall life expectancy. We have retained the consulting engineering firm of Joseph B. Callaghan Inc., Philadelphia PA, to complete a comprehensive inspection of DES and to issue a report to the district. This onsite evaluation will take place prior to end of the calendar year with a report to follow.

While it’s important to maintain our committee and to continue to communicate, no additional information will be solicited prior to the structural engineering report being completed. While we are anticipating a January 2015 meeting we will not schedule a meeting until the structural engineering report is issued and reviewed.

Thank you for your continued interest and input throughout this dynamic process.

Best wishes for an enjoyable Holiday Season!

Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract
Request for Proposal

Information on Enterovirus D68
CDC Link

Dallas Kiwanis Sponsor Students

The Dallas Kiwanis donated the cost of four students’ lunches to assist Dallas students in need. Student lunches were purchased for the entire school year with a monetary donation from the Kiwanis. Each year the club collaborates with the administration and Metz, the food service provider, to establish a confidential opportunity to pay for student lunches. Pictured with the Kiwanis members is the Dallas School District Administrative Team.

FRONT ROW #1: Mr. Frank Galicki, Superintendent; Mrs. Dawn Keifer, Director of Special Ed; Mr. Lee Fett and Ms. Beverly Atherholt, Kiwanis Representatives; Dr. Thomas Duffy, Assistant to the Superintendent; and Mr. Jeffrey Shaffer, Principal of Dallas High School.

BACK ROW #2: Mr. Bill Gartrell, Director of Technology; Mr. Thomas Traver, Principal of Dallas & Wycallis Elementary Schools; Dr. Paul Reinert, Principal of Dallas Middle School/Director of Curriculum; Mr. Mark Kraynack, Director of Building & Grounds; Mr. Grant Palfey, Business Manager; and Mr. Jason Rushmer, Assistant Principal at Dallas High School.



The newly formed UNICEF Club promotes awareness of childhood hunger and poverty worldwide, including here in the USA.

The whole month of October, the UNICEF club is fundraising via several activities. They are selling bracelets for $5 that entitle each student to a dress down day each of the 5 Fridays in the month. Also, they are collecting money at all home football games. Lastly, students are excited about the Trunk or Treat they are organizing for Halloween. It will take place at the Dallas HS parking lot on Halloween, Oct 31, from 3-6pm. For more information, or to register a car, email trunkortreat2014@gmail.com.

Dallas School District Maintenance Department - Immediate opening’s available
Positions Available

Pathways Innovation Network
Pathways Innovation Network Survey
We’re working to develop a college/career pathways system that allows every child to graduate high school with a dream and a plan. As part of that effort, we’re surveying educators and community partners to see what assets we already have in place, moving us closer to that end goal.

When we talk about a college/career pathways system, we’re looking at three primary areas:

• Community integration – how schools and communities build a shared vision for student outcomes, and how they work together to achieve those outcomes.

• Middle school career exploration – How we can give middle school students opportunities to explore their options, build a life plan, and be better engaged and prepared for high school.

• High school pathways – How we prepare students through rigorous academics and meaningful learning opportunities outside of the school walls with substantive employer involvement, and help them make a seamless transition to postsecondary education and training.

When we ask about assets in this survey, we’re looking for anything that’s already in place that we can build on in the future. This could include existing community relationships, current education programs (CTE classes, Project Lead the Way, extracurricular programs, special events), community beliefs, or any other resource that can help us go forward.

Please follow the link above to help us understand how far along you feel we are in the sixteen different areas relating to the three main categories above and help us discover what pieces are already in place in our school.

Thank you,
Frank Galicki

Middle States Accredidation Survey
Parent Survey

Parent Information Update

If you need to update your phone number or add a cell number to your account, go to the ONE CALL NOW link on the top left hand corner of this page to update your information. Follow the instructions on the ONE CALL NOW website.

Third Grade

Miss Regan Palfey's and Mr. Michael Viglone's third grade classes recently had their class elections. Their class representative teamed up and came up with a creative way to do a food collection for the Back Mountain Food Pantry. Miss Palfey's class were the Seahawks and Mr. Viglone's class were the Broncos. The class with the most donations in a week were to be an indicator of who will win the real Super Bowl. The Seahawks won in their drive.
Miss Palfey's Class Representatives are:
Class President - Ben Carpenter
Vice-President - Olivia Martin
Class Judge - Jordan Nichols
Class Secretary - Chloe Fosko

Mr. Viglone's Class Representatives are:
Class President - Parker Bolesta
Vice-President - Ryan Borten
Campaign Manager - Anderson Leo

2014-2015 Annual Operating Budget Proposed Preliminary Presentation

Wycallis Elementary a 2013 Blue Ribbon School!


Give the gift of Music
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UGI Energy Services Pack and Purge (filling) of New Natural Gas Pipeline
Informational Bulletin


Attention graduates of the old Dallas High School. Regret not purchasing a yearbook when you were in school? Well now is your only chance to purchase overstocked copies of past yearbooks at the very reduced rate of just $50. Just email Dan Nestorick at dhsyearbook@dallassd.com to setup an order.

Annual IPM Letter
IPM Letter

Right to Know Law and Open Records
Click here to download: Request Form
Governor Edward G. Rendell signed the new Right-To-Know law on February 14, 2008 fundamentally changing the way people access public records of their government. Government agencies must presume that a record is a public record available for inspection or copying. The new law requires government agencies, including school districts, to comply with the new regulations as set forth by the Right-to-Know Law Act 3 of 2008. This new law changes the way citizens have access to public records of their government agencies and the way these government agencies process these requests. To obtain a public record from the Dallas School District, please download the proper form posted below and mail it to the Dallas School District, Attention: Grant S. Palfey, Open Records Officer
***Cost for copies of requested information is $.25 per page.

To Submit a Right to Know Request or for More Information:
Contact Grant S. Palfey, Open Records Officer
Dallas School District
P.O. Box 2000
Dallas, PA 18612
Phone: (570) 674-7231
Fax: (570) 675-0192 or gpalfey@dallassd.com

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Contact Information:
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Phone: 717-346-9903
website: http://openrecords.state.pa.us

CSIU Portals
CSIU Portals Link

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