We have had so much to celebrate at LES over the past month of school because of the many great accomplishments of our students and due to our continued community partnerships. At our recent quarterly Recognition Assemblies, primary and intermediate students were recognized for perfect attendance and for academic excellence (Honor Roll, Sight Word Stars, etc.) for the 2nd quarter of school.
Our students also have shown their hard work in areas outside of the classroom. So many of our students take advantage of the many after-school clubs that our amazing teachers provide for them. Our Academic Team and STLP club continue to be stand-outs in the region; our Drama Club is already working on their upcoming production of Lion King Jr. set for April 26th and April 27th; our Robotics Team continues to prepare for their upcoming March state competition; our student council members meet weekly to plan various leadership projects for around the school; the Kind Hearts Club continues to meet monthly doing kind deeds around the school which include their High Five Fridays.
There are so many great things to help our little devils grow outside of the classroom, too. The community partnerships that we are lucky to have secured continue to bring great opportunities for our students. The Scripps Howard Foundation donated an amazing Scholastic Book Fair to our students last month. All 591 preschool through sixth grade students got to participate in this opportunity, which allowed every student to select two books of choice to take home. Our Reading One to One Program through the Northern Kentucky Education Council continues to bring adult and Dayton High School volunteer readers into our school weekly by providing reading and math mentoring to our students in the primary grades.
We are also so very grateful to our Dayton partners. We would like to give a BIG shout out to Tim and Crystal Hall, owners of Hometown Heroes, for their continued support of our school. This week they walked in with a donation of 50+ hats and gloves for our Family Resource Center and later this month our fifth graders will be enjoying their annual trip to Camp Joy thanks to their $3000 donation from the fundraiser they held back in the fall. We love and welcome our community members to become a part of our school community!
We are extremely proud of our students’ hard work and dedication in becoming the best person they can be. We are also very grateful for and proud of our dedicated staff members and community partners who help inspire, engage and grow EACH Lincoln student.
Proudly serving the students and families of Lincoln Elementary,
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
Children Will Be What They See
We are excited to announce that Dayton Independent Schools has been awarded an Innovative Approaches to Literacy Grant that will span three years and bring books, resources, technology, and additional instructional support to our students and staff. This is yet again, another step forward as we look for ways to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our Students.
Our district continues to put great effort into improving literacy for all students. We just recently finished one of three Scholastic Book Fairs in which each child at Lincoln Elementary, preschool thru 6th grade, received two free, self-selected books. We anticipate at least two more of these free Book Fairs.
So, you might be asking yourself, “What’s the big deal about reading?” Great question. Like nothing else, reading alters a child’s academic and intellectual trajectory. Research supports that there is a compelling relationship between time spent reading and reading achievement. If a student at the 30th percentile merely read for an additional 10 minutes per day, they would be reading the same amount as those at the 70th percentile.
As famous author Aldous Huxley writes, “Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant, and interesting.
Let’s work together to make sure that every Greendevil is spending time in school and out of school reading. One of the best ways to make this happen is to model this practice in our homes. One of my favorite quotes is “Children will be what they see.” Do they see you reading?
Proudly Serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools