What's New

Revisions to 2019-2020 Calendar
06/19/2019
At the June 17, 2019, Board of Education meeting, the revised calendar for 2019-2020 was approved. May 21 and 22, 2020, will be professional learning days. The last student day will be May 20. All graduations will take place on Thursday, May 21, and Friday, May 22, with three of the graduations taking place during the day.
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DCSS Board Members Earn GSBA Exemplary Status
Douglas County School District Achieves 2019 GSBA Exemplary School Board Status
06/19/2019
Douglas County School System Superintendent Trent North is proud to announce that Douglas County Schools are being served by a Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) 2019 Exemplary School Board.
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Register for Kindergarten Camp!
06/05/2019
Calling all kindergarten students! We invite all incoming kindergarten students to attend Kindercamp free of charge at the school for which they are registered. Children must be registered for kindergarten in Douglas County for 2019-2020 in order to register for Kindercamp. The camp will take place July 22-25 from 8:00 am – 11:30 am. Click "Read More" for a registration link.
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Watch Our Graduations!
05/22/2019
You can watch all of our 2019 graduations from May 25 and 26, 2019. Click "Read More" for links to the videos.
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DCSS Nutrition Department Serving Up Free Meals This Summer
05/08/2019
The Douglas County School Nutrition Program is working to ensure healthy nutrition continues after the final school bell rings. Through the 2019 Summer Meal Program, the Nutrition Department will once again offer healthy nutritious meals to children who may not otherwise have access to such meals. The summer feeding program offers families the opportunity to save time and money by receiving lunch and breakfast at no cost for their children.
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Summer Learning Opportunities Abound
05/07/2019
Students in Douglas County have the opportunity to keep learning all summer! Many specialty academic camps will take place during June and July.
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Please Join Us for Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings
05/03/2019
The Douglas County School System Title I Department invites the public, along with teachers, principals, and parents, to give input on Douglas County School System's Federal Programs, the Comprehensive Local Improvement Plan (CLIP), and the LEA Parent and Family Engagement Policy.
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Kindergarten Registration Opens May 1 for Douglas County, Kindergarten Roundup May 7 at Individual Schools
05/01/2019
Beginning Wednesday, May 1, parents may register their children for kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year in the Douglas County School System. Starting June 3, 2019, parents/guardians may register students will be in grades K-12 AND who will be new to the school system, for the upcoming year.
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Sixth Grade Orientation is May 9
04/30/2019
Students entering sixth grade for the 2019-2020 school year and their parents are invited to Sixth Grade Orientation on May 9 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
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Douglas County School System Taps Six New Principals for 2019-20 School Year
04/17/2019
The Douglas County School System is excited to announce the appointments of six school administrators. Burnett Elementary, Yeager Middle, Beulah Elementary, Winston Elementary, Factory Shoals Elementary and Chapel Hill Elementary schools are among the schools welcoming new leaders for the 2019-20 school year.
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Notice that Special Education Records Will Be Destroyed in September, 2019
04/03/2019
The Douglas County School System Program for Exceptional Children has announced its intention to destroy special education records of the students who were born between: September 1, 1996 through August 31, 1997.
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Student Mathematicians Make Their Mark
03/29/2019
It was all about math at the recent Math Competition in Douglas County. Elementary and middle school students cheered each other on and raced against the clock at the school system’s annual Math Competition.
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Jennifer Baker Selected as DCSS Media Specialist of the Year
03/26/2019
Mason Creek Middle School's media center provides a safe space and activities to inspire readers.
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Schools Celebrate Big Wins at Tome Competition
03/26/2019
Over 250 students, media specialists, and teachers from 20 schools in Douglas County competed at TomeCon, the state competition that celebrates reading and creativity. The annual event took place March 12 at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville.
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Student Helps Teens Say “Yes to the Dress”
Douglas County Teen Turning Prom Dreams Into Reality
03/19/2019
A Douglas County teen is teaming with a national nonprofit to turn prom dress dreams into reality. Douglas County High School sophomore Jordan Griffin is leading a “Becca’s Closet” Prom Dress Giveaway to help teens find style for their big day.
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 A Capella Vocal Group IntoneNation
InTone Nation Winners in A Capella Competition
03/19/2019
Congratulations to the New Manchester High School's Fine Arts Magnet Education A Capella Vocal Group IntoneNation!
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New Manchester High School Uses Badge for School Entry
Douglas County School System Announces Enhanced Campus Security Measures
03/14/2019
Douglas County School System Announces Enhanced Campus Security Measures New Measures Provide Higher Level of Student, Staff Security
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Join Us for Parent University Training!
03/11/2019
Parents of private and home school students along with faculty and staff in private schools in Douglas County are invited to our Parent University Training. View more to see additional information and a link to a flyer with details on date and time.
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Kaleidoscope ~ A Salute to the Arts Welcomes Community!
03/08/2019
Kaleidoscope is a salute to the arts featuring vocal, dance, and visual performances from talented high school students in the Douglas County School System. The community is invited to this special evening of talent.
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Online Course Application Open March 1 - June 1, 2019
03/01/2019
Senate Bill 289 offers students the option of requesting online courses during the school day as a regularly scheduled class, or outside of the school day working independently from home. The opportunity is open to students in grades 3 through 12.
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Teacher Recruitment Fair March 14
02/28/2019
The Douglas County School System is looking for educators ready to impact and inspire the next generation of leaders! The system will host a Teacher Recruitment and Transfer Fair Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 4:30pm-7pm in the New Manchester High School Gymnasium located at 4925 Highway 92/166 in Douglasville.
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Douglas County Students Impress Judges at West GA Regional Science & Engineering Fair
02/26/2019
At the West Georgia Regional Science & Engineering Fair on February 15, judges selected 24 projects to advance to state competition. Sixteen of the projects are from students in Douglas County.
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Rotary Honors STAR Students and Teachers
02/22/2019
Congratulations to the amazing STAR Students and Teachers in Douglas County! The Rotary Club of Douglas County recognized the honorees at its meeting on February 11.
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Water, Water Everywhere!
02/22/2019
Students in grades 3 and 4 will soon know all about drinking water – where it comes from, how it’s treated, and ways to conserve it. The WSA recently donated a mobile water lab for 3rd and 4th grade teachers to use with their students. Through the books, games, and lab activities provided on the mobile cart, students will learn many science standards in a fun and engaging way. Teachers can check out the mobile lab through the district’s office of student achievement.
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You Can Be a Teacher for a Day!
02/15/2019
Would you like to take a peek in a classroom and see what teachers and students are experiencing today?
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High Schools in Douglas County Named 2019 AP Honor Schools
02/12/2019
Superintendent Trent North is pleased to announce that all high schools in Douglas County received recognition on one or more of the lists of 2019 AP Honor Schools announced by State School Superintendent Richard Woods on February 8, 2019. The honors reflect achievement and/or participation on the AP (Advanced Placement) tests administered by the College Board during spring of 2018.
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Now on the Menu: Supper at 27 Douglas County Schools
02/12/2019
Beginning February 7, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on the menu for many Douglas County students. Twenty-seven schools will serve an evening meal after school hours to students still on campus for the After School Program or other approved academic activities.
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Douglas County Education Foundation Opens 2019-2020 Scholarship Application Period
02/08/2019
$50,710 in scholarships to be awarded to 49 graduates from the Class of 2019!
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DCSS Welcomes Two New Head Football Coaches
02/06/2019
The Douglas County School System is pleased to announce the appointment of two new head football coaches: Corey Jarvis at Lithia Springs High School and Kevin Whitley at New Manchester High School. The appointments were approved at the February 4, 2019, Board of Education work session. Both coaches will also teach physical education.
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Elementary Principals Explore Ways to Improve Gifted Education
02/05/2019
The Douglas County School System is committed to providing the best possible services to its gifted students at all levels. Part of this commitment involves researching all options for delivering gifted services and looking at achievement and growth data for Douglas County as well as for school systems around the state that employ other methods of delivering services to its gifted students.
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Welders Win at North Georgia Competition
02/04/2019
Congratulations to the CCI welding students who recently competed in the XCEL North GA Welding Competition! CCI students placed 1st and 3rd in the XCEL North Ga and Lincoln Electric Welding Bead event.
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Community Learns Awareness and Prevention Tactics at Human Trafficking Seminar
02/04/2019
Many school system employees, parents, and community members turned out for a presentation on human trafficking in the theater at Douglas County High School on January 28. If you missed the presentation, please click "View More" and go to the link to see a portion of the presentation.
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It's "Anchovy" for the Win!
02/01/2019
Charlotte Hunter was the overall champion at the Douglas County Spelling Bee on January 31! She won on the fishy word "anchovy" after a tense two-hour competition in Citizens' Hall at the Douglas County Courthouse. Charlotte is an 8th grader at Turner Middle School.
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AHS Chorus to Hold Concert Fundraiser on February 1
01/28/2019
The Performing Arts Boosters of Alexander High School announces a fundraiser to help offset expenses for their kids traveling to New York in April. The chorus was selected last fall to appear at the famous Carnegie Hall in April during the Masterwork Festival series. They will not only perform with the festival chorus, but they will also be performing their own musical pieces conducted by Sandra Chandler.
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DCSS will host a Community Wide Sex Trafficking Seminar January 28
Douglas County Schools Host Community Sex Trafficking Seminar
01/24/2019
The City of Atlanta will welcome Super Bowl in less than two weeks, but it will not welcome perpetrators of human trafficking. To educate parents and the community about the dangers of sex trafficking, the Douglas County School System will present a seminar tackling the nation’s human trafficking crisis.
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Students Demonstrate Exemplary Work at Douglas County Science and Engineering Fair
01/24/2019
Student scientists along with their proud parents and teachers filled the Murray Educational Center on January 17 to hear the winners of the Douglas County Science and Engineering Fair. Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Honorable Mention were given out along with special awards and “Best in Show” for middle and high school.
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Schools Offer Online Learning for Inclement Weather Days
01/18/2019
Thanks to technology and advance planning, snow days will now be “at home” learning days!
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Important Update to the School System Calendar
01/18/2019
The last two days of the school year will now be half days. On May 23 and May 24, elementary students will be dismissed at 11:30. Middle and high school students will be dismissed at 12:30.
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Join Us for the 2019 Science and Engineering Fair!
01/15/2019
Join us on January 17 to see the work of our student scientists and engineers!
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Alexander Students Grant Classmate's Wish
01/08/2019
With hard work, smiles, and determination, a dream team of nine Alexander High School Students made one classmate's NBA fantasy come to life. By working side by side with Dream on 3, an organization devoted to making dreams come true, Kevin Patel’s sports dreams have quickly leaped to life.
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Take a Look at the 2017-2018 Annual Report
01/02/2019
We invite our parents, students, employees, and community members to review our newly released Annual Report for 2017-2018! We are pleased to present test data, demographics, budget information, and accomplishments from the 2017-2018 school year.
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Download the New School System App!
12/20/2018
Superintendent Trent North and the Douglas County School System have unveiled a new mobile app designed to streamline communication between the district and the community.
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Holly Springs Elementary Earns State Award for Outstanding Academic Performance
12/14/2018
Holly Springs Elementary was one of 28 schools in Georgia to earn the Greatest Gains Award at the Gold level. The award was announced by Governor Nathan Deal through the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement on December 5, 2018. The award was based on the school’s outstanding performance on the College and Career Ready Performance Index over the last three years.
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Douglas County Schools Perform Well in 2018 "Beating the Odds" Analysis
12/07/2018
Thirty-one schools in Douglas County were designated as either “Beating the Odds” or performing “Within Expected Range” on the 2018 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), according to calculations by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement released December 7, 2018.
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BOE Chair Appointed to Tourism and History Board
11/30/2018
The Douglas County School System is proud to announce that Board of Education Chair Tracy Rookard was appointed to the Douglas County Tourism and History Board by the Board of Commissioners during the November 20 meeting. Ms. Rookard is a private collector with a primary focus on artifacts and history from the 16th through 19th centuries.
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Inaugural Superintendent's Gala Raises Money for Special Education
11/08/2018
Great Gatsby-Themed Event a Smashing success
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Career Expo Introduces 8th and 9th Graders to Fast Growing Career Fields
10/31/2018
Career minded Douglas County 8th and 9th graders got a jump-start on career planning at the In-Demand Career Expo. Click "view more" to view video and read more about this great opportunity for our students!
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Douglas County Scores above State Average on CCRPI
10/30/2018
The Douglas County School System (DCSS) scored above the state average on the 2018 College and Career Ready Index (CCRPI). The overall score for Douglas County is 76.9, while the overall score for Georgia is 76.6. All public schools in Georgia are assessed utilizing the CCRPI, a comprehensive school improvement, accountability, and communication platform that promotes college and career readiness for students.
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Class of 2024 REACH Scholars Named
10/29/2018
Scholarship provides extra support, funds for college.
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SAT Scores Increase for Douglas County
10/25/2018
The Douglas County School System saw a slight increase in its SAT mean score for 2018. The score for the district was 1005, up two points from 2017. Chapel Hill High School’s score of 1056 was highest in the county and above the mean score for the state and nation.
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ACT Scores Decrease Slightly for Douglas County
10/22/2018
The number of students taking ACT continues to increase.
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State Board of Education Public Hearing Planned for Douglas County
10/14/2018
State Board of Education member Matthew Krull will host public hearing for the 13th District at Douglas County High School.
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Superintendent's Gala to Benefit, Enhance Special Education Programs
Superintendent's Gala to Benefit, Enhance Special Education Programs
10/08/2018
November 3 Event to Raise Money for Out Of Classroom Experiences
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Join Us for the Superintendent's Gala
10/03/2018
We invite the community to join us for a fun evening of music, dinner, and dancing! The Superintendent's Gala will benefit our students with special needs.
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New Manchester Elementary's Brittania Wright Crowned Douglas County Teacher of Year
10/02/2018
New Manchester Elementary School fourth grade teacher Brittania Wright now holds the title of Douglas County Teacher of the Year.
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School System Athletic Events Boost Local Economy
10/01/2018
While local schools hope for a "W" at the Alexander High School Cross Country Invitational on October 6, restaurants and hotels in Douglas County are sure to come out winners.
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2018 Graduation Rate Surpasses State Average
09/20/2018
The Douglas County School System Class of 2018 high school graduation rate of 86.5% once again surpassed the graduation rate for Georgia.
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Six Semifinalists Named for Teacher of the Year
09/19/2018
Douglas County School System looks forward to naming its top teacher on September 27th!
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Calendar Set for 2019-2020
09/18/2018
The school calendar for the 2019-2020 academic year was approved at the September 17, 2018, Board of Education Meeting.
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Dates Set for Magnet Program Information Sessions
09/17/2018
Middle school parents are invited to learn about the magnet programs at the five high schools in Douglas County.
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AWES Bucket Brigade: Ready to Perform!
09/14/2018
The Bucket Brigade at Annette Winn Elementary delights audiences with their drumming skills!
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DCSS Speech Language Pathologist Stephon Colbert, and DCSS Lithia Springs High School students
Google Technology Grant Helps Students Succeed In Classroom
08/31/2018
A $24,000 Google-powered Classroom Grant is transforming the way more than 150 Douglas County School System students learn and communicate.
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DCSS Committed to Providing Non-traditional Routes to Graduation
08/30/2018
Douglas County has a new name and a new focus for its non-traditional high school programs: the Douglas County Success Center.
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Foundation Has Banner Year
08/16/2018
The Douglas County Education Foundation recently completed a great year of service to the Douglas County School System and is looking forward to another great year.
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LSHS Principal Albert LIndsey and Mrs. Diana Moore
Lithia Springs High School Educator Named Georgia Biology Teacher of Year
08/14/2018
Lithia Springs High School teacher Diana Moore received the news that she is the recipient of the 2018 Georgia Outstanding Biology Teacher Award
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Permissive Student Transfer Applications Now Being Accepted
07/25/2018
Permissive Student Transfer applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now being accepted. The Douglas County School System is using a new process to allow parents/guardians to participate in the Permissive Student Transfer opportunity in a manner designed for greater efficiency and expediency.
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Online Student Registration Now Available
07/25/2018
Online registration is available for all students entering the school system for the first time and those returning to the system after attending school in another county or state.
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Special Education Records to Be Destroyed in September, 2018
07/25/2018
The Douglas County School System Program for Exceptional Children has announced its intention to destroy special education records of the students who were born between:
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Sage Smith volunteered at Georgia Aquarium.
Chapel Hill High School Student Had Busy, Meaningful Summer
Chapel Hill High School student had an amazing summer volunteering with several not-for-profit organizations.
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