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

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Committee to Consider Options – Dallas Elementary Report

An independent structural engineering report for Dallas Elementary School was presented at the Tuesday, February 17, 2015 board meeting. A link to the report is provided here. Overall, the report indicated that DES is structurally sound and safe. Several suggestions for maintenance were also included. Additional building issues, for example, the HVAC system, plumbing, electrical, and other elements need to be considered and analyzed as we continue to study future use of the building. As we have communicated, other variables, including student programming, curriculum delivery, best practices, finance, and enrollment will also be relevant as we continue to examine options.

Be reminded that no changes (i.e. realignment) or new programming (i.e. full day kindergarten) will be implemented for the 2015-2016 school year.

Although analysis and study will be ongoing, no further meetings specific to DES will be scheduled at this time. As potential options and considerations emerge we will provide opportunities for communication.

Thank you to those who served on the committee. You have participated in an important process that yielded a wealth of information and enhanced our experiences with considering change.



A Career & Academic Planning Event
Event Details
Student Sessions: Concurrently running sessions covering a variety of career fields, and the steps leading to informed career choice and preparation.

Parent Sessions: Opportunities for parents to explore ways in which they can assist their children with academic and career planning.

Informational Booths: Interactive opportunities with local colleges and universities.

Our Award Winning Elementary Schools!


Middle School


Award Winning High School


2015-2016 Annual Operating Budget
Proposed Preliminary Presentation

Dallas Prepares for Kindergarten Registration for 2015-2016

Kindergarten at Dallas will remain a half-day program with both A.M. and P.M. sections for 2015-2016. We have modified the registration process which will include three required sessions, including an informational night for parents to be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. in the high school auditorium. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend as the agenda will include an overview of the registration process, including specific dates and requirements being shared, an introduction of staff, and highlights of the educational program. Although this event is scheduled for parents, onsite childcare for the duration of the meeting will be available. All Dallas School District residents who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2015 are eligible to register for kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year. Our district administrative offices can be reached at 570-675-5201 with questions regarding kindergarten registration.

Pictured above are Dallas staff members planning for kindergarten registration. FRONT ROW (seated): Rachel Dunn, Kindergarten Teacher; Lynn Bull, Elementary Reading Specialist; Michelle Hodle, School Secretary; Beth Bevevino, Administration Secretary; Dawn Keifer, Director of Special Education; Betsy Jerome, School Guidance Counselor. 2ND ROW (standing): Chris Baron, School Guidance Counselor; Cathy Donner, Administration Secretary; Tom Traver, District Elementary Principal; Thomas Duffy, Assistant to the Superintendent; Jason Rushmer, High School Assistant Principal; Dan Nestorick, Technology; Bonnie Kalish, School Nurse.

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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