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Fall Virtual Spirit Week

Dexter Elementary will hold a Fall Virtual Spirit Week from October 5th –
October 9th.  For more information, please see the attached flyer or the list below.

Mustache Monday: Pick out your favorite mustache and wear it to all your virtual meetings!

Twin Tuesday: Dress up with your best friend or sibling and match all day!

Wacky hair Wednesday: Pick a crazy hair style and come to your meets looking wacky!

Tie dye Thursday: Wear your favorite tie dye attire to class!

Favorite Team Friday: Wear your favorite sports gear and represent your team!

Remote Fitness Club Grades 3-5

Do you enjoy exercising?  If so, join us for the Fitness Club!  We will have fun while working out and strengthening our fitness goals.  Fitness Club is open to all students in grades 3rd-5th.  Our meetings will take place on Mondays beginning at 3:45 and ending at 4:15. You may join by clicking on the link.

See you Monday, September 28, 2020!

Dexter's MFLC Offers Groups for Students

Dexter's MFLC is offering several online Groups for Dexter students


Kids Unite is a group for students in Grades 2-5 who want to meet online to build friendships and talk about feelings.  Meetings will start on Monday, August 31st from 2:30-3:00 p.m.  For more information, please see the attached flyer.


New Eagles is a group for students who are new to Dexter. Students in this group will meet with the MFLC and talk about moving to a new place, interests and ways to connect with others.  Meetings will be every Tuesday from September 1st-22nd from 2:30-3:00 p.m. For more information, please see the attached flyer.


Sunshine Stories is a group for students in Grades K-2 who want to meet online with the MFLC for story time sessions with puppets and toys to teach lessons about building confidence.  Meetings will start on Wednesday, September 2nd from 2:30-3:00 p.m.  For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Ft. Benning Meals Program

Students enrolled at Faith MS, Dexter ES and Stowers ES will pick up meals at Faith MS.

Students enrolled at McBride ES and White ES will pick up meals at McBride ES. Meal pick up times are 11 am - 12 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Please use this link pre-order meals:


For more information regarding the meals program, please see the attached memo.

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

Dexter Elementary's 50th Anniversary

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From Around DoDEA

National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15

September 14, 2020 Hispanic Heritage observations began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and were expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. The expansion was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
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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

 Oct 12
No School: Columbus Day

 Oct 22
End of Quarter 1

 Oct 23
No School for Students: Teacher Report Card Prep

 Oct 29
No School for Students: Teacher PD Day

 Oct 30
No School for Students: Parent/Teacher Conferences

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

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.

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

Dexter Students Unite Against Bullying

October 30, 2019
In the early morning on Wednesday, October 23rd, Dexter students participated in a “Unite Against Bullying” Family Fun Run. Read More

Dexter PTO Plans a Night of Fun at Fall Festival

October 30, 2019
Dexter’s cafeteria and gym were richly decorated in fall colors as students enjoyed a night of fun at PTO’s Fall Festival on Friday, October 25th. Read More

Dexter Parents Enjoy Kindergarten Literacy Carousel

October 21, 2019
On Wednesday, October 2nd Dexter’s Kindergarten teachers, along with Southeast District ISS Kathryn Van Horn, hosted a Kindergarten Literacy Carousel. Read More

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