The first half of the school year has flown by! Who could imagine that winter break is quickly approaching? The Lincoln Little Devils have been hard at work learning and growing thanks to their teachers’ great learning opportunities. We look forward to an equally successful second half of the school year.
We would like to invite our students’ families and our community to the Annual LES Holiday Program. This program has become a great tradition for our school over the last several years and has significantly grown in interest and attendance. In order to comfortably accommodate all of our guests, we will be hosting this event at Dayton High School this year on Friday, December 21st at 9:30 am. Our students will be using their talents to share the holiday spirit to others on this day. Please consider joining us for this memorable event.
Keeping in mind that everyone’s lives get a little bit busier this time of year, we wanted to communicate some important events and corresponding dates as the 1st semester of school concludes:
We continue to extend the invitation to our families and community members to come to see the great things that are occurring at Lincoln Elementary School. We would love to show off the hard work of our students, teachers and staff. Contact us at 292-7492 if you would like to come for a visit or if you are interested in donating your time, talents, or treasures to enhance the learning of our amazing students. We look forward to hearing from you!
Proudly serving the students and families of Lincoln Elementary,
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
Why attend church?
Many people do not attend church regularly. It is a personal preference, with many reasons for and against. Church is not about getting a star for attendance, but about becoming a part of a living thing. This article will give you reasons to attend that maybe you haven’t thought about. I encourage you to make a New Year’s Resolution to attend a church of your choice.
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
Ask Me About 82.9
This week all of our Dayton High School staff members wore a green t-shirt that said, “Ask Me About 82.9.” 82.9 is the percentage of our 2018 Dayton High School graduating class that was either College or Career Ready, as determined by pre-established criteria by the state. I realize that putting one number out there is difficult to put into context whether this is a good, ok, or bad number. So, please, let me break it down.
Our percentage of 82.9 placed us 2nd in Northern Kentucky, behind only Beechwood High School, and tied with Highlands High School in Fort Thomas. The state average was 61% and the average of our 5 River City Districts in Northern Kentucky was 52%. As you can see this percentage score of 82.9% is something that should make our students and entire community very proud.
Our school district has been very strategic about providing a variety of opportunities for students to become College and/or Career Ready. We have aggressively grown the number of students that are reaching ACT College Ready benchmarks, which allow for them to take Dual Credit classes at Gateway Community and Technical College.
The second option is to become Career Ready. There are currently two ways to do this. The first is to complete one of our two business pathways (4 classes) and pass a certification test. The other way is to complete an industry certification at the Campbell County Area Technical Center.
We have a highly motivated and engaged group of nearly 30 students learning at our Area Technical Center. During their junior year, these students arrive on our campus by 6:30 AM and ride a bus to Campbell County High School where they participate in these courses.
We are very proud of this group of students for showing such dedication to Growing! Positioning our students to be ready for life’s next step is an important part of what we do as we Inspire, Engage, and Grow our Students!
Proudly Serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
The end of December will end my 20 years of service to the City of Dayton - sixteen years on council and four years as mayor. We have accomplished a lot and I am very proud of the work we have done over the past four years.
At this time I would like to thank City Manager Michael Giffen and all the staff for the outstanding job they have done in my tenure as Mayor. Thanks also to Donna Leger and Tammy Cornett for all of their activities and hard work they have done for the citizens of Dayton through Kite Fest, Easter Egg Hunt, Light up Dayton, and Music Fest.
I want to thank Chief David Halfhill and the Dayton Police Department for an exceptional job of protecting the citizens of Dayton. I wish Fire Chief Chris Adkins the best of luck. He has already shown such great leadership and I look forward to watching his career progress.
Without Jeff Haas, Bill Burns, Denny Lynn, Ben Baker and Jeff Volter we would not have accomplished many of the improvements that have taken place in Dayton over the past four years. Thank you, gentlemen, for all of your support.
I would like to take this time to thank Karen Strickley for her support and loyalty, as well as Sara Bin and Jeff Haas for the thankless job they did on the Fire Department Bellevue-Dayton Fire Board.
Finally, I would like to thank my family and the citizens who supported me. I leave my term as mayor with Dayton stronger and more vibrant. I wish the new mayor and council the best. I look forward to their efforts to keep the city of Dayton moving forward.
Help us celebrate the birth of our Savior. Throughout the month of December, we will be celebrating the joyous season of Christmas and the birth of our Savior, and it would be our honor and privilege for you to join us.
Sunday morning services:
Here’s an outline of the themes of Christmas messages:
Sunday, Dec. 2, 10:45 a.m.: Christmas is Waiting & Expecting
Sunday, Dec. 9, 10:45 a.m.: Christmas is Singing & Rejoicing
Sunday, Dec. 16, 10:45 a.m.: Christmas is Loving & Forgiving (Peace)
Sunday, Dec. 23, 10:45 a.m.: Christmas is Lighting & Giving
Another successful year for Operation Christmas Child
First Baptist Dayton prayed over, packed and shipped 75 shoe-boxes full of gifts for children around the world as part of Operation Christmas Child this year. This amazing accomplishment was made possible by the many that donated, shopped, wrapped and prayed for success. Many thanks to everyone!
Submitted by: Gail Myers
My 2018 fishing season started February 25 and ended on October 27th. I had hoped to get a lot of catfishing in out of my boat on the Ohio River this season, but the river was up and down with fast current all this year. My first trip in my boat did not happen until June 22, and the river was running very hard. We had a large tree come down on our anchor rope, snagging it and ending that trip.
In July my grandson and I were fishing with a catfish pro in his boat. Noah had a good day with 3 catfish and 7 Hybrid striped bass. I caught a 4 3/4 pound channel cat. The day was cut short due a thunderstorm moving right up the river.
I did try my luck at lakes in Campbell and Boone Counties when the river was messed up. My grandson did catch some catfish and a couple of largemouth bass. Me, I had one nice cat run me into a snag, so I had to break the line!
The best catfishing I had was a pond my friend had access to for fishing. I did catch a number of channel cats and even a largemouth and a hybrid bass. I fished with my brother a number of times from a dock on the river. He did catch some cats and a perch, but I was skunked every trip. His health finally gave out this fall. He will be watching over me from now on.
So this has been a LOUSY fishing year for me! I only put 1 catfish in my boat all year. Not sure how many years I can handle fishing from the boat in the future. If the reward for effort stays as bad as the last few years, then I will be a bank fisherman,
Submitted by: Norb Wormald
Author of KINDLE E-BOOKS
ROD BENDING CATFISH & SHOP TO SAVE
I would like to thank all of the Senior Citizens who attended this year’s picnic. It was nice to see several people dress to the theme of our picnic “50’s Sock Hop”. I hope everyone enjoyed the food from Hometown Heroes. Thank you, Tim, Crystal, and Sarge. Great job Josh Wilhoit (Officer Wilhoit) for entertaining the seniors with music and singing.
I was amazed at how many people turned out to help. I’d like to give a Special Thanks to my mother, Jane Hebel, and Mayor Boruske, for all their support, work, and generous donations.
Thanks to the Kersten O’Day VFW and workers: Tammy Cornett, Becky Mays, Amber Menning, Cindy Moore, Tiffany Myers, Peggy Strange, Peggy Perkinson, Christina Kelly, Sam from Avenue Pharmacy, Scott Beseler, Phil Liles, Bob Yoder, Fire Department, Public Works, Council Member Bill Burns, Council Member Ben Baker, Council Member Denny Lynn, Council Member Jeff Haas, Council Member Joe Neary, and Council Member Jeff Volter. Below is a list of everyone who donated money or gifts. Thank you very much!
Ron Gunning, Bob Yoder, NKADD-Dee Neary, Desmond Ins., Blue Ridge, Purple Poulet, Dayton Civic Club, Dennis & Denise Ashford, Christina Kelly, Kate's Catering, BB&T- Brandon Devault, Anonymous, Hansmans', Mayor Virgil Boruske, Dayton High School, Buckhead, Jane Hebel, Rose Room, Arby's Restaurant, Tammy Cornett, Body of Art Tattoo, Lee's Famous Recipe, Bill Burns-Council, Tom & Melody Dilts, Queen City Riverboats, Ben Baker-Council, Jeff Volter-Council, Dayton Eagles, Harry & Barb Tucker, McGlasson Farms, Tiffany Myers, Sandy Trutschel, Dayton Community News, Schneider’s Candies, Becky Shanks, Mr. Jay Brewer, Gents, Denny Lynn-Council, Peggy Perkinson, Elite Mechanical Services, Donna Leger, Becky Mayes
Are you looking to rehab a house to live in or to flip? The City of Dayton has several incentive programs that can help.
MULTI-FAMILY CONVERSION GRANT
The purpose of this grant is to reimburse the homeowner for the expenses incurred when a two-family residence is converted to a single family or a multi-family is reduced to a two-family residence. This program can provide up to $1,500 to help with the conversion.
Off-Street Parking Assistance Program
The City of Dayton’s Off-Street Parking Assistant Program is available to residential property owners who add new off-street parking spaces on their properties. The spaces must be paved and access must be from an alley at the rear of the property. The grant award is $500.00 per additional parking space with a maximum of $1,000 for two additional parking spaces.
Property Tax Assessment Moratorium
The City of Dayton offers a Property Tax Assessment Moratorium program that allows property owners to defer the value of building improvements from taxable assessment for a maximum period of five years. This moratorium applies to only the City of Dayton Property Tax and the structure needs to be at least 25 years old and applies both to buildings used for commercial business or existing residential units.
Sherwin Williams Paint Partnership Program:
The Sherwin Williams store at 2292 Alexandria Pike, Southgate, KY offers a discount for Dayton Residents on exterior paint, interior paint, and associated products for both rehabilitation and new construction. Mention: Dayton Historical Discount
If you have any questions reach out to Robert Yoder, Economic Development Director, 859-491-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join the Dayton High School Bands at one of our three Winter Concerts this year:
December 2nd: Light Up Dayton @ 6:30PM
December 11th: Lincoln Performance @ 2:00PM
December 15th: Kersten O'Day VFW Performance @ 7:30PM
The 7th-12th grade bands will be performing many familiar Christmas and holiday songs at each concert. Feel free to bring the family and enjoy the festivities - and don't forget to sing along to your favorite tunes! We've also begun celebrating the arts with guest artist, Nikita Gross (DHS class of 1996) on Tuesdays during Art Club. Students are working with Photography, Polaroid cameras and plastic cameras for journaling.
If you know any students who are in need of help with food, clothing or holiday assistance, please contact Georgia Harris in our Youth Service Center. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Ryan Kellinghaus "Mr. K"
Principal, Dayton Middle & High School
Please help me in celebrating our athlete of the month, Libby Lukens. Libby is a 5 sport Letterman for DHS. She plays soccer, basketball, track and field, cross country and most recently was the kicker for the football team. Libby is currently ranked No. 1 in her class and will graduate from DHS with over 36 college credit hours. She is looking to continue her academic and athletic career in soccer. She was recently named All-Region for Woman's soccer.
Submitted by: Barbie Case Lukens, AD
One Way Kids Ministry is back – Wednesday, Nov. 7
One Way Kids Ministry at First Baptist Dayton will resume on Wednesday, November 7, for children in Grades 1-5. Join us Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The leaders will be Matt & Alicia Sumpter. Watch this space and our Facebook page for more details.
Submitted by: Gail Myers
The City of Dayton has installed two new chess tables in honor of the Dayton Independent Schools successful chess program. On October 31, the City of Dayton, Dayton Independent Schools, and the coaches and member of the Chess Club gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony and few games of chess! This is another example of how the City of Dayton and the Dayton Independent School support each other because WE ALL GROW TOGETHER!
Submitted by: Tyler Mobarry
The Campbell County Animal Shelter has been making positive changes over the last few years. They have reduced euthanasia and increased adoptions for animals in their care. This is very hard work and not an easy task. With this change means animals are staying longer. Due to their extended stays they need enrichment activities to keep them from getting bored in the kennel or cage. Many of the items used are normal household items. Find out what items you can donate to help them pass their time. Also you may want to volunteer your time and walk dogs or play with cats. Just getting the dogs out of their kennel and interacting with them helps tremendously.
The shelter is currently full. If you have considered adding a new pet to your home, please come and visit the shelter. If you really want to help but don’t want to go to the shelter, you can find them on Facebook and share their pets up for adoption. There are many different ways you can help the animals at the shelter. It is everyone’s job to help save animals in your community. Give the shelter a call and get started helping. 859-635-2819.
Submitted by: Terri Baker, Animal Control Officer
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