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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.

Latest News

Dallas High School LifeSmarts

The Dallas High School LifeSmarts team coached by Kevin West won the National Championship in Denver, Colorado on April 12. The team consisted of the following students (left to right in picture): C.J. Good, Matt Metzloff, Chris Biesecker, Lauren Hudak (captain), and Troy Reinert. The team members also finished in the top 5 in each individual tested category. Chris Biesecker finished in first place in Technology. Matt Metzloff finished second place in Health and Safety. Troy Reinert finished in second place in Personal Finance. C.J. Good finished in third place in Consumer Rights and Responsibilities. Lauren Hudak finished in fourth place in the Environment category.

Dallas Area Student Recognized By Senator Lisa Baker

Adriana Kopalek, a third grader at Wycallis Elementary School, is among 50 students statewide named winners of the 24th annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest, hosted by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

During a ceremony in The State Museum of Pennsylvania on April 5, Kopalek was presented with a Senate Certificate from Senator Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township, recognizing her achievement and wishing her future success. Adriana is the daughter of Joseph and Brenda Kopalek of Dallas Township.

According to the PLCB, nearly 1,300 students from 49 counties across the state participated in this year's contest, using crayons, ink, colored pencils, paint and computer-generated imagery to create their posters. Their entries were judged on presentation and message. Since the poster contest began in 1992, almost 35,000 entries have been submitted, and thousands more students have participated through projects in their school classrooms.

This year's winning posters are on display in The State Museum of Pennsylvania the week of April 4.


2015-2016 School Calendar Updates

The Dallas School District will be closed on March 24, 25 and 28 for Spring/Easter Break.

May 27, 2016 is a teacher in-service day and there will be no school for students.

June 8, 2016 will be the snow make up day for February 16. June 8 will be an act 80 early dismissal day.

Additional snow days will be made up after June 8.


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.

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Last Modified: Monday, Apr. 18, 2016