Congratulations, State Student-Athlete Of The Week
Jackson 'Smiley' Wilkins, Dade County
*Grade:  Junior
*Position:  Offensive line

Academics: 4.0 GPA (102 average)
Wilkins has a 9.0 smartSCORE in the scoutSMART database (on a scale of 1 to 9) Head Coach Bradley Warren said, "Jackson is a player of extremely high character, a hard worker, a great teammate, and a tremendous student-athlete. He assists the younger players often with getting better and improving on and off the field of play."

Jackson is to be commended for his leadership. He represented the great character of Dade County at the Northwest Georgia HOBY Leadership Conference this past summer. We are proud of you, Jackson!
2018 College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI)
The CCRPI scores were released on October 29, 2018 for all Georgia schools. While there are some changes in the components and indicators used to determine CCRPI this year, we do want to highlight
several data points.

We are proud to announce that Dade County Schools’ overall CCRPI scores surpassed the state average and showed an increase again this year for the district. (GA school average CCRPI 77.6 - Dade County Schools 77.8)

Dade County High School graduation rate (92.2%) once again exceeded the state average of 81.6%. Each category in the CCRPI report increased at Dade County High School, and the overall CCRPI average of 76 exceeds the state average of 75.3.

Dade Middle School showed an increase in three of the four categories and an increase in the overall CCRPI for 2018.

Dade Elementary School also showed increases in three of the four categories and remained constant in the fourth category of readiness. Dade Elementary School’s final CCRPI score of 82 well exceeded the state elementary score of 77.8.

Davis Elementary School, like other small schools who had high achievement in the old CCRPI, represented more volatility. Davis, however, continues to have the highest progress scores in our district which demonstrates academic growth to similar students across the state of GA.

We applaud the faculty, staff and students at Dade County High School and Dade Elementary School for achieving the highest CCRPI scores in the past five years. We are excited about the progress realized across the district during the past year and anticipate future gains for our students.

Dr. Jan Irons Harris
Character Quotes from DCS Young Authors
Theme and Word of the Week: ETHICS
Photos of Dade County Young Authors - Courtesy of Photos by Snap
EQ: What does it mean to be an ethical person?

Monday. November 5
Admin Meeting at 8:30 a.m.
Audio Enhancement Training at 2:00 p.m. at DCHS
Wise leaders are ethical.  Anna Ballard, DMS

Tuesday. November 6
DMS Wrestling at Lafayette 4:30 p.m.
JV Basketball at Home at 4:30 p.m.
DES PTO Meeting with K/1st grade performing at 6:00 p.m.
Generosity, fairness, honesty and justice are all traits found in an ethical leader.  Arianna Clayton, DMS

Wednesday. November 7
DMS Young Authors meet at DMS at 1:30 p.m.
Ethics. Your moral code. Your “compass.” Your sense of right and wrong.  Kaitlyn Hedden, DCHS

Thursday. November 8
CHAMPS at Davis
Ethics: rules by which wise leaders live by.  Ruth Pack, DMS

Friday. November 9
Veterans Day Assembly at DCHS at 9:30 a.m.
Varsity Basketball at DCHS starting at 6:00 p.m.
Ethics are decisions between right and wrong.  Sidney Jones, DMS

Veterans Day Parade - Saturday, November 10th
DES Veterans Day Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. - Monday, November 12th
DCS Board of Education Regular Meeting - Monday, November 12th at 5:00 p.m.