Be Part of the Solution to Drug Abuse and Addiction
Drug addiction and abuse is a disease of the family. We must come together with concrete solutions to prevent the next generation of kids from becoming victims to this terrible disease. Here is how.
Dayton Middle and High School has proudly sponsored a Drug Free Club of America for over five years. Our student participation rate has ranged from 10% to 20% of our student population. Let’s commit to a gutsy goal of 100% of our students as members.
• Almost 80% of America’s children under 18 have used alcohol.
• 50% have smoked marijuana or tried other drugs.
• Drugs now kill more people than any other non-natural cause.
• Approximately 1 in 12 Americans over the age of 12 is addicted to drugs.
• Drugs are the #1 cause of crime.
• 85% of the U.S. prison population were incarcerated for crimes committed while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
• 80% of kids in the juvenile justice system are there because of problems related to their substance abuse.
Our Nation on Drugs.
• Most drug use begins when people are young – 12 to 18 years of age.
• Median age of initial drug use is 14 and 90% of those addicted begin using before the age of 18.
• Every day an average of 8,120 people age 12 and over try drugs for the first time.
• 12,800 try alcohol.
• This totals more than 7 million people a year.
Why are teenagers so susceptible?
• The posterior subcortical region of the brain – where the go system resides – develops early.
• The prefrontal cortex – the site of the stop system – takes longer to mature.
• We give them a bike with no brakes!
• Studies have shown that the more popular a child and his friends are, the more likely they are to use drugs.
• A person who gets to the age of 21 without using drugs is virtually certain to never abuse or become addicted to them… so we must Delay! Delay!! Delay!!! the use of drugs and alcohol.
Why Drug Free Clubs of America?
What can you do?
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Respectfully submitted by: Jay Brewer
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
The school year is quickly approaching and we are so excited for the students’ first day, August 16th, to be here! Our teachers and staff members have been working tirelessly these last several weeks preparing for the students return. Along with many of our returning dedicated and exemplary teaching and support staff members, we are delighted to have several new and eager members added to our team for this school year. We can promise our students and families that our entire staff is committed to our school’s mission statement: The Lincoln School Community is dedicated to providing the opportunity to develop a positive learning environment, which encourages each student to attain his/her optimal level of achievement.
The new school year not only brings some new faces, but also some new initiatives. Our theme for this school year, that will also appear on the students’ agenda books, is “I am responsible and respectful”. This theme comes from our upcoming work with the program Core-Life and PBIS. Core-Life is an elementary school program designed for building student character and enhancing school spirit, culture, and climate.
For the 2017-2018 school year we are proud to announce that we are a PBIS School. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. School-wide PBIS is a systems approach for establishing the social culture and individualized behavioral supports needed for schools to achieve both social and academic success for all students. We are dedicated to positively influencing children to make good decisions while attending Lincoln Elementary School
We wanted to remind students of their summer learning challenges. All kindergarten and first grade students were given an activity calendar, while our second through sixth grade students were each provided with a grade level picture/chapter book. Students need to have their books read by the first day of school. Those students taking their AR test on their grade level book before school begins will be rewarded with a special incentive during the first week of school. Mrs. Young, our school librarian, is opening the media center/computer lab during our Open House for students to take their quiz. Students may also take their quiz at home. Please encourage your child(ren) to finish reading their book or complete their activity calendar by August 16th.
We look forward to seeing everyone on these upcoming evenings! Please mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars:
Wednesday, August 9th – Readifest in LES Gymnasium from 1 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, August 10th – Open House for grades 1 – 6 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Monday, August 14th – Kindergarten Open House
Wednesday, August 16th – First Day of School for the new school year
Proudly serving the students and families of Lincoln Elementary,
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Dorothy Wells McIntosh, departed this life on Friday, July 7 at the Hospice of St. Elizabeth in Edgewood, KY. Affectionately known as “Mrs. Mac”, Dorothy was a resident of Speers Court Apartments and as a retired Lincoln Elementary School teacher, she enjoyed chatting with former students as she made her way around town.
Dorothy was born in Avawam, KY the daughter of the late Kelly Wells and the late Nora Baker Wells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan McIntosh. She was a member of the Little Samuel Old Regular Baptist and as previously mentioned she was a retired, yet beloved Lincoln Elementary School teacher.