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Upcoming Events & News

Current and Future Substitute Teachers

DSD welcomes all returning daily substitutes and all teachers interested in substituting during the 2018-2019 school year to our

Substitute Teacher Back to School Faculty Meeting.

Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.

Dallas High School LGI Room

R.S.V.P. by emailing subfair@dsdhs.com

Refreshments will be served.

New substitute candidates: Use our online application process to apply in advance.


Attend on August 23. Interviews and on boarding will be completed at this event.

Returning substitutes: Attend with any updated credentials as needed.

District Updates


District Updates

The DEA, the teachers' union, notified the District that the strike date scheduled for May 18, 2018 has been changed to Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

2018 LifeSmarts National Champions

San Diego, CA—The student team from Dallas, PA, coached by Kevin West, was crowned national LifeSmarts champions in San Diego at the 24th annual National LifeSmarts Championship. In an exciting match against the Hawaii state champion team from ‘Iolani High School in Honolulu, the teens from Dallas High School outplayed their opponents in an exciting end to the 4-day competition.

Dallas High School students won the national title in 2016 and 2017 and returned to the 2018 National Championship to successfully defend their title.

Teams from Kansas and New Hampshire placed third.

“We are so proud of these students from Pennsylvania, who represented their state program with class and pride to take the championship for a third year in a row,” said LifeSmarts Program Director Lisa Hertzberg. “They played hard and demonstrated their consumer smarts throughout the four-day event. They are true LifeSmarts champions.”

LifeSmarts is an education and scholarship program run by the Washington, DC-based National Consumers League (NCL), the nation’s oldest consumer advocacy organization. It competitively tests high school students’ knowledge of consumer awareness, with subjects including personal finance, health and safety, consumer rights and responsibility, technology, and the environment. LifeSmarts is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in partnership programs with student leadership programs FBLA and FCCLA.

Teens from each of the 33 state champion teams represented at nationals competed as individuals, and the top five scorers received scholarships from NCL. This year’s winners were:

Environment: Matt Metzloff, PA

Personal Finance: Tim Dobson, KS

Health and Safety: Raymond Perez, PA

Consumer Rights and Responsibilities: Sam Harder, KS

Technology: Jonathan Zhang, RI

Emma Boessen, from Missouri, and Matt Metzloff, from Pennsylvania, were named the 2018 Students of the Year. Sam Schachter (Rhode Island) and Don Zabelin (IL) were named LifeSmarts Coaches of the Year. Long-time State Coordinator Cheryl Varnadoe, from Georgia, earned the Coordinator of the Year honor.

“NCL’s LifeSmarts program is allowing us to rear a generation of consumer-savvy teenagers who often outsmart their parents on issues related to avoiding fraud, credit and debt, and complicated healthcare decisions,” said NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg. In the 24 years that LifeSmarts has been educating high school and middle school teens on consumer issues, it has grown dramatically, with more than 3 million consumer questions answered at www.lifesmarts.org in the online competition during the 2017-2018 program year.

Additionally, Hannah Wolfe finished in second place on the individual Consumer Rights and Responsibilities exam and Caleb Sweitzer finished in fifth place in Personal Finance.

Transportation Changes


Academic All American

Congratulations to DHS Swim and Dive Team Seniors on achieving Academic All American from The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association.

To qualify for this award, you must:

Have a minimum GPA of 3.750 on a 4 point scale, or 93.7500% of the grade scale for 7 semesters, GPA may not be rounded up, be a graduating senior, and have lettered in your high school program (swimming or diving) your senior year.

L to R Gianna Leo, Annalise Cheshire, Abby Zolner, Mikail Krochta, Zach Minarik, Ryan Spears, Andrew Francis

Girls and Boys District II AA Champions

Girls Runner Up State Champions

The 2018-2021 proposed Special Education Plan is available for public review. A copy of the plan is available at the District Administration Office.

Timeline and Checklist 2018.pdf

Dallas School District Updates - March 14, 2018

district updates march 12 2018.pdf

Congratulations David Chopyak and Samantha Mazula - "All-State Soccer Team"

Congratulations - District II Conference Champions!

Bus route changes to BUS #11 due to the roundabout construction on Church St.

Effective Wednesday, October 11th, there will be 2 new stops added. They are: The American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas, PA in the small parking lot and Dallas Fire and Ambulance, 184 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas, PA at approximately the same times. These changes will be in effect for the duration of the construction on Church Street.

DSD Welcomes SFE.pdf

State Champs!

Mountaineers beat South Park 5-0 to win PIAA Class 4A Title.

2017 LifeSmarts National Champions

The Dallas High School LifeSmarts team won the 2017 LifeSmarts National Championship. The team (left to right) consisted of the following students: Troy Reinert, Ann Metzloff, Matt Metzloff (captain), C.J. Good, and Raymond Perez. The team was coached by Kevin West. The students also accomplished the following: Matt Metzloff finished in first place in consumer rights and responsibilities, Ann Metzloff finished in first place in health and safety, Troy Reinert finished in first place in the environment, and Raymond Perez finished in second place in personal finance.

2017 Regional IU STEM Competition

On Friday, March 3, 2017 fourth and fifth grade students from both elementary schools competed at the 2017 Regional IU STEM Competition. Two teams from Dallas Elementary School and one team from Wycallis Elementary School competed at the event. This year's challenge was to build a ride for a new eco-friendly amusement park. Students were judged on design, presentation, creativity, and other factors. The two teams from Dallas Elementary School tied for second place, and the team from Wycallis Elementary took first place. The students from Wycallis will compete in the state competition in Harrisburg in May.

Pictured left are their designs:

On left from front: Jack Barr, Jacob Speicher, Alyssa Loftus, Madalyn Thomas (DES)

On right from back: Jack Dale, Cole Johnston, Rachael Flanagan, Gabby Hodne (DES)

Floor: Lindsey Matinas, Angie Camoni, Kaden Coyne, and Peyton Stauffer (WES)

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.

Multiple Vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi Protected Access and Wi-Fi Protected Access II Cisco Security - Cisco Test Application

  • Key Reinstallation Attacks: Forcing Nonce Reuse in WPA2

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.

2017-2018 Bullying Poster.pdf

Address - 2000 Conyngham Avenue Dallas, PA 18612

Phone Number - (570)-675-5201