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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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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.


Kindergarten Registration Informational Program is scheduled for February 25, 2016

The Dallas School District will host its annual kindergarten informational night for parents on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, beginning at 6:00 P.M. in the high school performing arts center. This presentation, designed for parents, will be the first of three required sessions. Kindergarten in the district is a half-day program with both AM and PM sessions for the 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 school year.

Families with students who will be transferring to Dallas for the
2016-2017 school year – Grades 1-5 should call Mr. Thomas Traver
at 570-674-7271 / Grades 6-8 – Mr. Jeffrey Shaffer at 570-674-7243 / Grades 9-12 – Mr. Jason Rushmer at 570-674-7251.

For more information, call the district administrative office at

Dallas School District staff members planning for the kindergarten informational program are (left to right) first row: Victoria Flynn, Kindergarten Teacher; Betsy Jerome, School Guidance Counselor; Lynn Bull, Elementary Reading Specialist; Shelly Shurites, School Secretary; Cheri Daube, School Secretary; Dawn Keifer, Director of Special Education; Rachel Dunn, Kindergarten Teacher. Second row: Tom Traver, Dallas Elementary Principal; Maria Hosey, Elementary Reading Specialist; Dan Nestorick, SIMS Administrator; Brian Bradshaw, Wycallis Elementary Principal; Susan Crahall, Kindergarten Teacher; Brenda Burkhardt, Kindergarten Teacher; Dr. Thomas J. Duffy, Superintendent of Schools.

A Free Career & Academic Planning Event


The 8th grade Spanish students of Mrs. Rakowski recently visited the 4th grade students at Dallas Elementary. The 8th grade students made books and worksheets to help them teach the colors and numbers in Spanish. Everyone enjoyed the visit!

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Last Modified: Friday, Feb. 05, 2016