Parent Teacher Association (PTA) 

We are dedicated to promoting our learners' health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, community and teacher involvement.

Membership is open to anyone who believes in the mission and purposes of  the National Parent Teacher Association. Individual membership is payable by annual dues of $5.00. Every person who joins a local PTA automatically becomes a member of both the national and state PTAs. The DPES Staff has met 100% membership. We extend that challenge to the parents and community. To sign up or for more information, please contact Portia Bryant.


WATCH D.O.G.S., a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. Fathers and father figures sign up to volunteer through a ‘Launch Event’ such as a “Dads and Kids Pizza Night” or by calling their child’s school any time throughout the school year. The program is overseen by Ms. Bryant, Watchdog Representative, “Top Dog,” Myron Simon & Travis Griffin, Watchdog Coordinator, who all partners together with administration to coordinate scheduling and identify opportunities for WatchDOGS to provide assistance at the school. WatchDOG dads and volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling.

School Supply Lists 2016-2017

For a list of school supplies, please click here.

Honor Roll Information

To achieve Honor Roll, a student must have a "B" average (no D's nor F's on the report card).  For every "C", they must have an "A". Principal Stars are those students who attain honor roll and good citizenship. Superintendent Stars are those students who attain honor roll, good citizenship, and perfect attendance. Honor Roll students, Principal Stars and Superintendent Stars are awarded at the end of each nine week period.