Special Events

The Dalat Community is a Vibrant One

The Dalat community is a vibrant one and these events help keep us connected. Parents and siblings of students are welcome to come together on our campus and share with us in these special celebrations.


There are many activities and special events for seniors and their parents leading up to graduation, including Senior Tea, Awards Ceremony, Sports Banquet, Baccalaureate and Commencement. Detailed information about date, time, location, and formality of the event is provided to parents and staff.

Junior-Senior Banquet (JSB)

The Junior Senior Banquet (JSB) is held in April and is sponsored by the Junior Class in honor of the Senior Class and their sponsors. The event is held at a local hotel ballroom and features a scrumptious dinner and entertainment provided by the Junior Class.

This entertainment includes photos of all the individual Seniors as they grow up, skits, music, and tributes that speak words of encouragement and blessing. JSB is one of Dalat’s richest and most treasured traditions.

PTO Events

Each year the PTO puts together various community events including a Family Fun Day and International Food Festival. They provide opportunities for the extended Dalat community to come together for food, games, and other activities.

Specific dates and ways to be involved will be announced through PTO meetings, the Dalat News and daily announcements.

National Honor Society

Dalat International School is an internationally recognized branch of the National Honor Society (NHS). They exist to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.

During second semester qualified students are inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) for grades 11-12. Parents are invited to attend.

Related Link: NHS Website

Spiritual Emphasis Week & Mission Emphasis Week

Spiritual Emphasis Week (SEW) and Missions Emphasis Week (MEW) are coordinated by the spiritual life director. These theme weeks take place at the beginning of second and fourth quarters. Special speakers are invited and a variety of activities are planned around the theme that focus the entire community on their personal spiritual lives and on others around them.

There are sessions during the days and evenings. The entire Dalat community is welcome to attend.

Spirit Days

Spirit Week is a unique way for students from all grades to display their unity and creativity together. The purpose is to promote an excitement for being a Dalat student, engaging all levels to participate in a spirited activity.

Drama Productions

Dalat students of all levels communicate imaginative stories to delighted audiences several times a year.

Students learn the disciplines of memorization, public speaking, and self-expression.

Music Concerts

The middle and high school bands and elementary and high school choirs hold performances each semester to showcase their work.

The high school band and choir usually participate in performance tours in alternating years. These tours involve travel to other cities and may take 3-5 days to complete.

Open House

Shortly after the beginning of the school year the school opens its doors to all students and their parents to visit classrooms and meet teachers. A meal is shared together. All Dalat families are encouraged to attend.

Annual Fund

Every year at the end of the first semester Dalat holds its annual fundraiser to make improvements to the school and our children’s education and environment. All parents, students and staff are encouraged to participate.

Christmas Banquet

The Sophomore Class hosts a Christmas Banquet for all high school students in December. The occasion is semi-formal and students may choose to ask dates.

Battle of the Books

Students spend several weeks working in teams to read books assigned to their grade level. A competition is held asking students to answer questions about the books and prizes are given to teams.

Elementary School Reading Fair Week

During the school year, elementary classes will host a special reading fair week with activities and special lessons.

After Sneak Dinner

The Junior Class, grade 11 students, host a dinner for the Seniors, grade 12, when they return from their senior trip, Sneak. It’s a fun, themed evening with good food, games, and performances.

Volunteer Recognition

At the end of the school year, volunteers are thanked for their service at Dalat. Volunteers help during lunch time, in the classrooms, in the PTO, and with sports teams.