As we head into our last month of this school year, we want to say a sincere thank you to all of those that have made the year extremely positive and successful for our little devils. We want to start by thanking the teachers of Lincoln Elementary School. Our dedicated teachers work diligently to provide each of our students with a supportive and positive learning environment and they go over and above in so many ways! We thank the multitude of support staff that work tirelessly to ensure our students have everything needed to succeed. This support staff includes our instructional assistants, school counselor, school nurse, secretaries, custodians, cafeteria staff, family resource director, bus drivers, and countless others. We also thank our students’ families who trust us daily to care for their most cherished possession. We take our jobs very seriously and appreciate the support that you give to all of us along the way.
This year brought a continued abundance of community volunteers, local organizations, and donors who brought about additional support that enhanced our school environment for our students in so many ways. The genuine care and concern that EVERY person involved in our school has for our students is quite inspiring, proving that we will do anything for the Little Devils of Lincoln Elementary School.
The last weeks of school at Lincoln Elementary will continue to be all about our students. We will be recognizing them, teaching them, and having end of the school year fun with them! Please read about the events below to learn about our continued great happenings at Lincoln.
5/10 – 5/16 – State testing for grades 3 – 6
5/17 – Preschool Celebrations
5/18 – Awards Ceremony – 4th/5th Grades @6pm
5/18 – Awards Ceremony – 6th Grade @7:30pm
5/19 – Awards Ceremony – K/1st Grade @12pm
5/19 – Awards Ceremony – 2nd/3rd Grades @1:30pm
5/22 – College and Career Day at Lincoln
5/23 & 5/24 – PE Field Days and BIG Box of Books event
5/25 – Last day of school (1st Annual Picnic in the Park – Closed to the public)
Students will be bringing home their report cards on this last day of school.
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
Kindergarten: Daegan Claybern, Makayla Hamblin, Lucy Colliver, Lily Hoepker
1st Grade: Nino Cioffi, Keira Hall, Payton Crager
2nd Grade: Nick Whaley, Adriannah Young, Caroline Cabrera
3rd Grade: Sammy McFarland, Ronald Jorgensen, Chris Smith, Airianna Watson
4th Grade: KeAriah Smith
5th Grade: Paul Masminster
6th Grade: Joey Klosterman
7th Grade: Abigail Masminster
8th Grade: Cassidy Dirkes
9th Grade: Nattalie Chester
10th Grade: Chyanne Gross
11th Grade: Kelsey Buemi
12th Grade: Mallory Kubala
Principals’ Pick: Justina Jarboe-Butcher
Being taught is one thing. Learning is another. I am so proud that our students are doing a wonderful job of owning their learning! Two different data points show exactly how far WE have come as a school, a community, and as individual students. The first is our College and Career Readiness rate for this year which is at an all-time high of 91.5%. This is up from 77% last year and up from 2% back in 2009. Our seniors have done a great job of working to hit college readiness benchmarks and complete career pathways to become College and Career Ready!
Not to be outdone our juniors stepped up and set a record high of 20.7 on this year’s ACT! This was up from last year’s score of 19.3 and above the Kentucky state average for the first time. We currently have over half of our students in the junior class that are already College Ready!
We are all very proud of ALL our students for owning their learning. We are also very proud of our wonderful teachers and staff who Inspire, Engage, and Grow them each and every day!
Respectfully submitted by: Jay Brewer
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
The preliminary average for Juniors on the ACT is 20.7! Last year's average score was 19.1 so we're very proud of our juniors. Our college career readiness rate for seniors has now soared over 91% (last year's CCR rate was 78%) and two thirds of all seniors signed college or career commitments on senior signing day. The Senior Class wrapped up their Senior Service Project in late April. The class was given $1,500 from Magnified Giving and raised an additional $300 to award to non-profit organizations helping our community. Students spent time throughout the school year researching non-profits to determine which organization they believed could make the biggest difference with the funding. Students went on site visits and conducted interviews with agency representatives, and presented information to their classmates. The Class of 2017 is pleased to announce that Transitions will be awarded $1,000 and Cinderella’s Closet will be awarded $800 at the Magnified Giving Award Ceremony on May 16th.
Summer is coming! Mrs. Rubemeyer, Mrs. Goetz and several other teachers will lead fun summer academic programs in June and July with 3 big field trips... COSI Science Museum, Air Force Museum and Thomas More College. Contact Mrs. Rubemeyer at 859-292-7486 or email@example.com to sign up and get details. Also, the 21st Century Community learning Center will be having a summer camp at Dayton High School. There will be field trips and swimming time once a week! The dates will be June 5th-8th and July 17th-20th. Times and additional dates will be announced at a later time. For more information, please call 513-646-4809 or you can email Jennifer Allen at Dayton.firstname.lastname@example.org
Meals will be provided in the High School Cafeteria from May 30 –August 4th. No meals will be served on July 4 or July 14-21. Breakfast is served from 9-10 a.m. and lunch is from 11:45 – 1 p.m. Breakfast is $1 and lunch is $2 for adults (18 and over) and FREE for children.
The Dayton High School Youth Services Center Food Pantry will also be open throughout the summer Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please contact Sherri Chan to access the pantry at email@example.com or 859-292-7486.
Ryan Kellinghaus "Mr. K"
Principal, Dayton Middle & High School