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4th and 5th Grade Honor Roll Assembly: Revised Date

Parents, please note the change in date:  The Honor Roll Assembly for 4th and 5th Grade students will be on Thursday, October 19th at 2:30 p.m. 

October Fun Run

Dexter's next Fun Run/Walk will be on Friday, October 20th from 8:30-9:00. This month's donations will be gently used clothing & shoes. All clothing donations will be sent to hurricane victims.  There will be two donation boxes set up near the front of the school. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

The Griffin Club Keep Columbus Beautiful 2017 Shoe Recycling Campaign

On October 1, 2017 the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission will launch a Shoe Recycling Campaign to divert shoes from our landfill and reuse them by sending them to developing countries (Haiti, Swaziland, Togo, and Honduras). The Commission's goal is to collect 30,000 pairs of worn men's, women's and children's shoes - any condition and any style, to include slippers and flip-flops.

Dexter will be collecting unwanted shoes through November 17th to support this recycling campaign.  Collection bins will be placed near the front entrance of the school.  The students will organize the collection, and the club's sponsor will transfer the donations to the drop-off locations. If you have any questions about the campaign you can contact our school counselor Ms. McRey.

Student/Parent Handbook for SY17-18

The new Dexter Elementary Student/Parent handbook is now available for SY17-18!  The handbook contains valuable information about school rules, policies and procedures.  Please, see the Dexter Student/Parent Handbook attachment for more details.
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School and Office Hours


7:30 am - 4:00 PM


8:15 am - 3:45 PM


K - 5
  • M, W, Th, F: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 2:15 PM

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Dexter ES

99 Yeager Ave, Bldg 1400
Fort Benning, GA 31905-6522
P: (706) 545-3424
F: (706) 545-9106
DSN-P: 835-3424

It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to notify the school every time a student is absent.

Our Mission

To provide a safe and supportive learning environment enabling military children to develop to their fullest potential. We offer all students the opportunity to achieve the skills and confidence necessary to develop into independent thinkers - capable of creating a vision for their future.

Our Vision

We learn from the past to create our own future.

Writing Goal

By May 2017, all students will improve in writing by applying the writing process and integrating their writing across the curriculum.

Math Goal

By May 2017, all students will improve in math by using models, math tools, games, writing, and vocabulary to solve mathematical problems.

Professional Learning Communities Goal

By May 2017, Dexter staff will demonstrate behaviors that foster effective professional learning communities by: Establishing and adhering to team norms and protocols and using data to improve teaching and learning.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 19
    4th and 5th Grade Honor Roll Assembly

  • Oct 20
    October Fun Run

  • Oct 20
    Popcorn Friday

  • Oct 23 - Oct 27
    Red Ribbon Week

  • Nov 2
    Picture Retakes

Full Calendar

NOTE: Please check your school's calendar for information on additional release days for training, parent teacher conferences, and other activities.

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Recent News

Dexter's September Fun Run

On Friday, September 15th, Dexter Elementary students participated in this year’s first Fun Run. Read More...

Dexter Students Participate in “Dash to the Finish Run”

On Friday, May 12th Dexter Elementary School held a “Dash to the Finish” Fun Run event. Read More...

Dexter Elementary School Hosts Volunteer Luncheon

On Tuesday, May 9th the Dexter Elementary Sunshine Committee hosted a special Volunteer Luncheon. Read More...

Dexter Wins 3rd Place in District Spelling Bee

On Thursday, May 4th, Dexter Elementary School took 3rd place in the DoDEA Americas Southeast District Spelling Bee. Read More...

Jump with Jill Comes to Dexter

To celebrate The Month of the Military Child, on Wednesday, April 26th the Ft. Benning Family Advocacy Program arranged a visit from the Jump with Jill show. Read More...