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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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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

PDE Letter

Board Presentation 11-28-16

Dallas School District School Board Letter to Community Regarding Teachers' Contract Negotiations


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

Corey Ehret 5K Event
On the 19th of November at 4 p.m. we will hold the 5th Annual Corey Ehret "No Pain, No Gain" Twilight 5k and Family Fun run/Walk.

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

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.



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: Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2017