Dade County Schools Weekly Update


Dade County Schools (DCS) is proud to recognize and celebrate the character of its students and educators as they continue to uphold the value of respect in their daily lives. In this week’s DCS Weekly Update, outstanding individuals who have been honored for their exemplary display of respect, along with other significant news and events within the school district are highlighted.

The character word of the month at Dade County Schools is “RESPECT.”

Character Shout Outs

Dade Elementary School proudly congratulates the following individuals for receiving the character award for RESPECT: Jett Camp, Beatriz Perez Diaz, and Ms. Stephanie Gill. These students exemplify the spirit of respect, and their dedication to this virtue is commendable.


Davis Elementary School also recognizes the importance of respect. They honor Ms. Leah Bible and students Cailyn Campbell, Whitaker Clark, Grace Morgan, and Ariah Edgeworth for their outstanding demonstration of this character trait.



Dade Middle School celebrates Huck McBryar, Hazel Grace Taylor, and Mr. Brooks Mendenhall for embodying the character of respect. These individuals are shining examples of the positive impact respect can have on a school community.



Dade County High School acknowledges Alaynah Case, Lucy Bowden, Jayda Walker, Hallie Hartline, Madison Windsor, Soren Wright, Mason Gann, Tucker Jones, and Mr. Phil Bell for receiving the character award for RESPECT. Their commitment to respect contributes to the school’s welcoming and inclusive environment.


DCHS Featured on WDEF News 12 Now

Dade County High School made headlines last week as it was featured on WDEF News 12 Now’s “What’s Right With Our Schools” segment. Mr. Al Barton’s classes hosted guest speakers who discussed ‘real-world’ finances with students. You can watch the video to learn more about this insightful event.




Congratulations to Ms. Leah Bible

Davis Elementary Teacher Ms. Leah Bible has been honored with the Golden Apple Teacher Award, presented by Food City and WDEF News 12. Ms. Bible expressed her gratitude for the recognition, emphasizing the significance of the nomination and the effort put into achieving this accolade.



Band Scores All Excellent Ratings

May be an image of 2 people and clarinetThe Marching Wolverines represented Dade County well at the Tree City Marching Festival in Warren County, earning scores of Excellent across four categories: Band, Percussion, Auxillary, and Drum Major.

The band is will be working hard in preparation for their next competition in Scottsboro on October 21st.




DMS REACH Application Deadline

Dade Middle School’s 8th-grade students have an exciting opportunity to apply for the REACH Scholarship, with applications available in the school’s front office. The deadline to apply is September 29, 2023, and two deserving students will be awarded this scholarship. To learn more about the REACH Scholarship, visit the website or contact DMS Principal, Ms. Michelle Beeler.

DCS to Host Substitute Teacher Training

Dade County Schools will host a substitute teacher training class on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The training will take place at the Dade County Board of Education building. This initiative aims to ensure a high standard of education delivery in the district.

No School October 9th-11th

Parents and students, please note that there will be no school from October 9th to 11th. Enjoy the extended weekend!

Early Release & Parent/Teacher Conferences

On October 12, 2023, Dade County Schools will host Parent/Teacher Conference Day. Students will attend school for half the day, with conferences following soon after. Release times will be three hours sooner than a normal school day. Specific information for each school will be communicated to parents and guardians.

DC Connect: Share Your Feedback

Dade County Schools values your feedback. Consider using DC Connect, a two-way communication tool, to leave compliments, provide suggestions, or ask questions regarding school matters. Your input is valuable in helping the district improve and grow.

Dade County Schools 2022 Annual Report

Take a moment to explore the Dade County Schools 2022 Annual Report. This report highlights the achievements of students, staff, and the Dade County Governance Team, in alignment with the district’s strategic plan. DCS extends a special thanks to Ms. Kristin Barrett, DCS Social Worker, for her incredible graphic art skills in creating the report.

Calendar of Events

For the most up-to-date events and schedules, please refer to the district calendar. Events may change or new ones may be added, so stay informed by visiting the calendar online.

Dade County Board of Education Meeting

The Dade County Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on September 25, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Dade County Board of Education building. You can access a listing of the board’s monthly meetings on the DCS website.

Dade County Schools continues to foster a positive and respectful learning environment, thanks to the dedication and character of its students, teachers, and staff. Stay connected with DCS for more updates on their commitment to education and character development in the community.