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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.

Literacy Goal

By May 2019, all students in grades K-5 will increase their achievement in Reading Comprehension as measured by the EOY Scholastic Reading Inventory and/or Benchmark Assessment System.

Math Goal

All students in grades 3-5 will increase their achievement in Mathematics on the CCRS Summative Assessment from 50% in SY 17-18 in Performance Levels 4 and 5 to 60% in SY 19-20.

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NED's Mindset Mission Virtual Assembly

NED's Mindset Mission is a character education program that centers around three important messages that have lifelong relevance: Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best. During the assembly, students will learn about the importance of these three life skills while also enjoying storytelling, magic, humor and yo-yo tricks. 

Dexter will have a virtual NED's Mindset Mission Show on November 19th.  

For more information about NED's mindset mission and how you can help pay it forward please see the parent letters below:

English Parent Letter

Spanish Parent Letter

Free School Meals for All Students!

The USDA has approved ALL kids ages 0-18 to get free meals through June 30, 2021! We will provide more information soon by memorandum placed in the Student Meals Program page of our school's website regarding how we will provide meals on non-holiday weekdays (teacher training days, etc.), and when your school will stop meals distribution this year.

Please continue to submit your meal applications! The free or reduced meal status for the 2020-21 school year will carry over through the first 30 days of the 2021-22 school year. If necessary, contact your installation's Child Nutrition Director for more information. Stay Safe!

Flu Shot Tuesdays!

Military, TRICARE Beneficiaries, Others (3 y/o and above)

bee wise27 October 2020 1300-1700

3 November 2020 1300-1700

17 November 2020 1300-1700

Martin Army Community Hospital
Visitors Parking Garage, Level 1

No appointment needed!

Immunizations administered by Publix; $10 gift card will be provided

POC: LTC Scott Robinson, MD, C, Dept Prev Med


**Updated: 21 October 2020

Reporting Requirements for COVID

Parents, please see the attached flyer for more information about how COVID cases will be reported within the schools while we are in HPCON B.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is almost here!  Join us during the week of October 26-30 as Dexter students participate in a Red Ribbon Spirit Week!  Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and drug awareness campaign which occurs annually in October. During this week, Dexter students may dress up according to the following themes:

Monday, October 26, 2020- "Drug Free is the Way to Be" (Wear as much RED clothing/accessories as you can)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020- “Drugs are Tacky" (Wear tacky attire from head to toe)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020- "Follow Your Dreams and Be Drug Free" (Wear your favorite pajamas)

No School -Thursday, October 29, 2020- “Give Drugs the Boot" (Students, continue the RRW spirit week by wearing your favorite pair of boots AT HOME.)

No School- Friday, October 30, 2020- “Team Up Against Drugs" (Students, end the RRW spirit week by wearing your favorite team shirt and/or hat AT HOME.)

For more information about our Spirit Week, please see the attached flyer.

"Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free"

Dexter School Hours

School and Office Hours

Grade Regular Hours Tuesday Hours
K - 5 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM 8:45 AM - 2:15 PM
Pre-K AM Session 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM 8:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Pre-K PM Session 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Tuesdays are Early Release days


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From Around DoDEA

National American Indian Heritage Month

National American Indian Heritage Month

October 30, 2020 DoDEA joins the nation in recognizing American Indians for their respect for natural resources and the Earth, having served with valor in our nation's conflicts and for their many distinct and important contributions to the United States.
Military Family Appreciation Month

Military Family Appreciation Month

October 30, 2020 During Military Family Appreciation Month, DoDEA renews its commitment to the families and communities we are proud to serve.
Principal of the Year Nominations

Principal of the Year Nominations

October 27, 2020 Honor your favorite school principal by nominating him/her for Principal of the Year! Deadline for nominations is November 13th and our online form makes it fast and easy.
Programs, Students and Staff, Academic
DoDEA Green Ribbon Schools

DoDEA Green Ribbon Schools

October 23, 2020 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.
Education, Organization
DoDEA offers in-person or virtual school options for spring SY20/21

DoDEA offers in-person or virtual school options for spring SY20/21

October 16, 2020 DoDEA will continue to operate full-time in-person schools for the remainder of the school year and also provide a full-time virtual learning option for K-12 grade students.
Teacher of the Year Nominations

Teacher of the Year Nominations

October 06, 2020 Do you know a teacher who has had a positive impact on your child, your child's school, or your community? Nominate them for Teacher of the Year Nominations are opened until November 13, 2020.
Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying Prevention Month

October 01, 2020 DoDEA actively acknowledges National Bullying Prevention month in October in order to help educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.

Annual AHERA Notification

October 01, 2020 DoDEA facilities have been inspected, or re-inspected, for Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) every three years as required by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986.
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Dexter ES

School Address
99 Yeager Ave, Bldg 1400
Fort Benning, GA 31905-6522
Phone: 706-545-3424
Fax: 706-545-9106
DSN Phone: 835-3424

Upcoming Events

 Nov 2
No School for Students: Parent/Teacher Conferences

 Nov 11
No School: Veterans Day

 Nov 12
No School for Students: Teacher PD Day

 Nov 19
NED's Mindset Mission Assembly

 Nov 25 - Nov 27
Thanksgiving Break

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

Recent News

Dexter First Grader Wins Fire Prevention Poster Contest

November 04, 2019
A Dexter Elementary School First Grader won the 2019 Fort Benning Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Read More

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 Interactive Customer Evaluation

Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) - Fort Benning