Dayton Schools is pleased to announce Readifest 2017! It will be held on Wednesday, August 9th from 1:00 to 3:00 in the Margaret Erl Activity Center at Lincoln Elementary School. Readifest is a back-to-school readiness event that highlights school and community resources available to all Dayton students and their families. Booths will be set up for all participants to visit.
Basic student school supplies will be distributed at the booths. An adult must accompany children. Our CARE Closet will also be available to offer some clothing items. For further information, or if your agency or organization would like to participate, please contact either Gina Byrd, Dayton FRC Director at 292-7492 or Sherri Chan, Dayton YSC Coordinator at 292-7486 by August 1st.
Healthpoint Family Care at LES
We are pleased to announce that the Dayton Healthpoint Family Care School Based Health Center at Lincoln Elementary School will be open on August 7th, 10th and 15th , from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. If your child needs updated immunizations, school physicals, or well care visits, we will be available. The SBHC also provides sports physicals for all ages.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky requires all students entering school for the first time (Preschool or Kindergarten) and all incoming sixth graders to have updated immunization certificates and physical examinations prior to the first day of school. If your child will be enrolling in Dayton Schools from another state, they will need a current Kentucky Immunization certificate and school physical prior to starting school.
Please contact Gina Byrd, Family Resource Center Director, at 292-7492 to schedule your appointment. Appointments will be filled on a first come, first served basis. 2017-18 SBHC enrollment packets will be available in the office of Lincoln Elementary. Parents or guardians must fill out the packet prior to your appointment.
Submitted by: Gina Byrd
We realize how important it is for our young children to continue their learning over the summer months. It is for this exact reason that we have made a huge commitment to provide our students with a variety of summer learning opportunities. Our intermediate students attended summer school in early June for two weeks in order to address any deficiencies that may have occurred in the areas of reading, math, science, or social studies. We have also been fortunate enough to receive a United Way grant for the fourth year in a row in order to offer our “Me and My School” program for our incoming kindergarten students. We are excited about our new preschool and speech summer offerings, too.
Our 21st Century Summer Program has offered a very active and intentional all day five-week experience to approximately 45 of our Lincoln students. Later this summer, we will also be offering a Primary Jumpstart Camp right before school starts where students will be working on academic and social skills needed for the upcoming school year. This Jumpstart Camp begins on July 24th and concludes on August 4th with each session being held from 9:00-noon on a daily basis. We are proud with the proactive approach that we are taking to address the summer learning gaps that occur with our students.
We would like to remind our students about their summer reading/learning projects, too. All of our kindergarten and first grade students received an activity calendar to work on over the summer, while our students in second through sixth grades each received a book. The expectation is that the students have their book read and AR test taken by the by the first day of school. Students completing this will receive a Kona Ice. We are also encouraging families to stop by our LES library any day this summer on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 until noon to check out books, take AR tests, read a good book in the cool, etc. Our LES Summer Reading Challenge encourages students to read, read, and read over these summer months. Students reaching their grade level AR goals will receive a special edition Summer AR t-shirt.
Please mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars:
Friday, August 4th – PTC Movie Night
Wednesday, August 9th – Readifest in LES Gymnasium from 1 – 3 pm
Thursday, August 10th – Open House for grades 1 – 6
Monday, August 14th – Kindergarten Open House
Wednesday, August 16th – First Day of School for the new school year
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
READY FOR SCHOOL
Celebrate Readifest with us on August 9th at Lincoln Elementary School from 1-3pm. Students in grades 8-12 can pick up their schedule at Readifest. Mark your calendars for 7th grade orientation and schedule pick-up on August 8th and our first day of school for all middle and high school students on August 16th. Visit our school website and Facebook page for more details on important upcoming events and dates. Join us for our alumni football green/white scrimmage game on August 4th at 7:00pm.
Welcome our new Blended Learning Media Specialist Angie Boyers and Guidance Counselor Rian Embry! Be sure to check out school supply lists on our DHS website at http://www.dayton.kyschools.us/1/Home. Call our office with any questions or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADDRESSING DRUGS AND BULLYING
We are excited to work with the Campbell County Drug Free Alliance to offer our teachers lesson plan content. These lessons pair education on substances such as prescription drugs, alcohol, and marijuana with academic concepts like debate, statistics, logic models, anatomy and physiology. It is critical to reach students with accurate information in order to improve knowledge, awareness, and attitudes related to substance use. Also, students in our summer school program have been writing and working on strategies to prevent bullying. If you are passionate about bully prevention, please reach out to Julie Rubemeyer, Sherri Chan and Rian Embry
STUFF THE BUS
Stuff the Bus will be held at the Newport Chick-fil-A on July 31st from 11am-7pm. Anyone can stop by to donate school supplies for the upcoming year. Those donating 3 or more school supplies will receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich! Proceeds will benefit Dayton, Bellevue, Southgate, and Newport Independent School Districts.
Ryan Kellinghaus "Mr. K"
Principal, Dayton Middle & High School
Year One is done! When I took on the role as Athletic Director for our beloved Greendevils, I knew that there would be challenges. However, I had no idea the blessings that would encompass this job. New uniforms, beating Bellevue in football, basketball (boys and girls), volleyball, soccer, softball and track!
We saw Conference Titles earned by our Girls Basketball team, Girls Track Team and Fast-pitch Softball team! We had our first double Regional Champion in Johnessah Barbiea since 1999. Grace Workman was the Softball Player of the Year. We have so, so much to look forward to this coming year.
We've had new coaches, new players and new rules and regulations to follow. Our kids and coaches have rallied behind each one and made them all work.
The community support that is offered to ensure all of the needs of our teams get met is simply unbelievable. There are so many people to thank for making this year a success that I am afraid to even begin a list for fear of missing so many people.
On to the 2017-2018 school year and many, many more successes! Go, Devils!
Submitted by: Barbie Case-Lukens
DHS Athletic Director