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Puerto Rico, Strong and Resilient
Following Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico, most schools are still operating under difficult conditions but have begun to rebuild with promise. Administrators, teachers, and students at Fort Buchanan and Ramey School shared their accounts of the recovery effort and the progress being made towards normal operations with the DoDEA Director. As teaching and learning at Fort Buchanan and Ramey resume the DoDEA community in Puerto Rico has demonstrated a resilient spirit in the wake of the storm.

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New DoDEA Emergency Alert Notification System

Parents, DoDEA is establishing a new emergency notification system.  The system will be used to send messages and alerts to parents during an emergency event, to notify of changes to daily school operations (such as weather related changes), or for other important information.  Our goal is to ensure that you receive information from our school leadership quickly and conveniently through this messaging system. In order to do this, Dexter Elementary needs your current contact information.  If you are unsure whether the contact information you provided at the start of the school year is still current (in terms of phone numbers and email addresses), please visit our front office or call (706)545-3424 or email our secretary Ms. Driggers using the address below to review and update your contact information. We will begin testing the new system in late January 2018, to ensure parents are able to receive messages (via phone, email, or text messages).   For more information about the new Emergency Alert Notification System, please see the attached flyer.

Get Ready for the Dexter Spelling Bee!

"Bee" ready 4th and 5th Graders,  Dexter Elementary School will be participating in the Southeast District Spelling Bee this coming March!  In preparation for the event, we will be holding Spelling Bees at both the classroom and the school level.  Winners at the school level will progress to the Southeast District Bee!  The classroom Spelling Bees are fast approaching and will be held between January 22nd and 26th.  For More information about the words for this year's Spelling Bee, please see the attached word lists.


Fourth Grade Classroom Level List

Fifth Grade Classroom Level List

Winter Break

Winter Break will be from Monday, December 18th, 2017 to Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.  Students will return to school on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018.  Have a safe and happy Winter Break, Dexter Eagles! We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

PTO Box Tops

The Dexter PTO is collecting Box Tops!  Each month the class who brings in the most Box Tops for the month will win a prize!  

Parents, It's Time to "Speak Up!"

"Speak Up" is now open for input! Speak Up is a national research project from Project Tomorrow.  Speak Up is a quick and easy way for students, parents, educators, and community members to voice their thoughts about digital learning.  Your input is valuable to the Southeast District and may influence future technology buys for our schools.  For more information about Speak Up and how to participate, please see the attached flyer or visit: Project Tomorrow.

  • Permanent Link to Neighboring Schools Celebrate the Holidays Together

    Neighboring Schools Celebrate the Holidays Together

    On the evening of Tuesday, December 5th, Dexter Elementary hosted E.A. White Elementary students for an evening of Fall and Winter holiday celebrations. Learn More

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    Three Native American Tribes Visit Dexter ES

    On Tuesday, November 14th Dexter Elementary School was visited by representatives of the Seminole Nation, Muscogee Nation, and the Alabama Coushatta Tribe of Texas. Learn More

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    Dexter Honors “Our Heroes” with Pastries for Patriots Event

    On Thursday, November 9th, Dexter Elementary School held their annual Pastries for Patriots Event. Learn More

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    DoDEA Announces 2017 Teacher of the Year

    Kelisa Wing is the 2017 Department of Defense Education Activity Teacher of the Year. She teaches 8th grade Language Arts and Reading to military children at Faith Middle School in Fort Benning, Georgia. Learn More

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    Restructuring for Student Achievement

    The future state structure was designed to achieve system-wide standardization—one school system with consistent policy, top quality aligned educational programs, and effective/efficient business functions. Learn More

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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DoDEA Teachers of the Year Program
The 2019 Applications for District Teacher of the Year are due at DSO: January 12, 2018

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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

Full Calendar

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

 Interactive Customer Evaluation

Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) - Fort Benning

Recent News

Dexter Chorus Participates in CSU’s WinterFest

On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 Dexter Elementary participated in WinterFest at Columbus State University. Read More...

November Fun Run

On Friday, November 17th, Dexter Elementary students, teachers and parents came out to participate in an early morning Fun Run. Read More...

Dexter's October Fun Run

On Friday, October 20th, Dexter Elementary students, teachers and parents braved the chilly morning air to participate in an early morning Fun Run. Read More...

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...

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