OCTOBER 3, 2017 Superintendent's Message
Dr. Jan Irons Harris
Word of the Week:
The mission of Dade County Schools is to ensure that students have the opportunity to become independent, hard-working, life-long learners capable of succeeding in a changing society through: Dedicated teachers and staff, Community and parent commitment, Safe and orderly environments, and Strong leadership committed to excellence.
Dade County High School Homecoming Court 2017
Homecoming Queen Madison Schauer and King Dylan Gibson
and all the Court Members!
Learning with Ruby Payne
Left to Right: Special Programs Director Debra Brackett, Lead Counselor Tinena Bice,(Author) Dr. Ruby Payne, Superintendent Dr. Jan Harris and Dade Middle Principal Dr. Sandra Spivey pause for a photo while learning about A Framework for Understanding Poverty.

AdvancED's Seven System Quality Factors
These are keys to driving improvement.
Clear Direction
The capacity to define and clearly communicate to stakeholders the strategic direction and priorities that the system is committed to achieving.
Healthy Culture
The shared values, beliefs, written and unwritten rules, assumptions, and behavior of the system's stakeholders that shape the social norms and create opportunities for everyone to be successful.
High Expectations
The system sets and commits to high expectations for student learning outcomes, teacher quality, leadership effectiveness, community engagement, and parent involvement.
Impact of Instruction
The capacity of all staff in the system to purposefully and intentionally create an environment that empowers all learners to be successful and reach expected levels of achievement, including readiness to transition to the next level of learning or career pathway.
Resource Management
The ability of a system to plan, secure, and allocate its resources (human, material, and fiscal) to meet the needs of every learner.
Efficacy of Engagement
The ability of the system to engage learners and other stakeholders in an effective and efficient manner to achieve its goals.
Implementation Capacity
The ability of a system to consistently execute actions designed to improve organizational and instructional effectiveness. 
Upcoming Events
October 3 - DMS Volleyball Home
October 3 - FTE Enrollment
October 5-6 - Fall Break
October 11 - State-Wide Fire Drill
October 12 - DCS Board Work Session 5:00 p.m.
October 13 - DCHS Football at Coosa
October 16 - DCS Board Regular Meeting 6:00 p.m.
October 19 - Parent/Teacher Conference Day (Students Half Day)
October 20 - DCHS Football vs. Pepperell Home
October 21 - Dade Middle School Fall Chili Event
October 27 - DCHS Football at Chattooga

November 12-15 - AdvancED Accreditation Review - Dade County Schools

December 9, 2017 - The Dade Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Dade Business Owners Association are very pleased to announce this years version of
THE DADE SMALL BUSINESS CHRISTMAS EXPO to be held at Dade County High School, Saturday, December 9 th , 2017 9 AM – 4 PM Over 1000 shoppers expected to attend this year!
High School
Pep Rally Fun
Dade County High Principal James Fahrney with School Secretary Dianne Meeks at one of the spirited pep rallies!
Dade Elementary Fall Festival