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Seeking Volunteers for the Penguin Patch

The Dexter PTO is seeking volunteers who would like to help with the Penguin Patch this December.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Dexter PTO. 

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.

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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 Nomination Process is Underway. Nomination your Favorite Teacher of the Year. October 11th - November 10th.

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DoDEA Green Ribbon Schools
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) honors schools each year for their sustainable facilities, health practices, and effective environmental education. The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award (ED-GRS) has had a significant effect on the green schools movement and allowed ED an unprecedented platform to address school facilities, health, and environment.

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American Education Week, November 13-17, 2017
During American Education Week. DoDEA joins the nation in raising awareness about the need to provide every child with a quality public education. Links available to the NEA’s AEW toolkits for artwork, promo materials, activity ideas and fact sheets.

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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

  • Nov 20 - Nov 24
    No School: Thanksgiving Break

  • Nov 28
    General PTO Meeting

  • Dec 5
    Dexter Winter Concert

  • Dec 15
    December Fun Run

  • Dec 15
    End of Second Quarter

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

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...

Dexter Elementary School Hosts Volunteer Luncheon

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