It has been an exciting first few weeks of the school year at Lincoln Elementary. The teachers and staff are so happy to have our little devils back to school! We are thrilled to announce that our enrollment is up by almost fifty students this school year. With the addition of more students also comes the addition of more staff members. Our kindergarten saw the largest increase of little devils this school year with 90 students enrolling. We are very grateful that Superintendent Brewer and the Dayton Board of Education approved the hiring of another kindergarten unit (teacher and instructional assistant) to be added. This will now allow each kindergarten class to be at an ideal class size.
Our students in grades Kindergarten through 6 have been working hard on their MAP tests. Our students take these nationally normed online benchmark tests three times throughout the school year. These important tests help us to track individual student progress while also allowing us to analyze how our students are performing in the areas of reading, mathematics and language compared to students from around the country. The student reports will be provided to parents/guardians at our October Parent/Teacher conference.
We are off to a great start with the implementation of Core Life, our new school-wide character education program which includes fifteen key character traits. We have been focusing on the character traits: inclusion, goal setting, following rules, and kindness. Students are participating in weekly Core Life lessons and are working very hard to be recognized for their positive choices. When your child comes home with a special sticker, please make sure you ask what they did to receive this. It definitely means they are making great choices!
We have welcomed back all of the littlest little devils, our preschool students. All of our preschool staff has worked so hard preparing for the students’ return and it has been so wonderful seeing the kids back and so eager to grow and learn.
Our annual Mumkin Sale at Lincoln will run from September 9th – September 19th. The money earned from this annual sale goes to providing students with instructional resources, incentives, etc. It is our main fundraiser of the year, so please consider buying a beautiful fall Mumkin from an LES student.
Lastly, we continue to encourage you to read with your child(ren) nightly. The students should have their 1st quarter Accelerated Reading (AR) goal set, so please talk to them about this goal and ask often about their progress in meeting their goal. Please always feel free to contact us with questions, feedback, your ideas, etc. as we are always looking for ways to inspire, engage, and grow each of our students……….Go Little Devils!
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
The Inspire, Engage, and Grow Classroom!
This school year we have worked to clearly identify what our mission statement means in the classroom setting. As we are all familiar our mission statement is to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our Students. In the classroom it looks like this:
This year we will continue to live out our mission statement in the classroom, on the sports fields, and in the community. We are looking forward to another great year as we Grow Forward!
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
We want to congratulate our August 2016 Inspire, Engage, and Grow Employee of the Month.This teacher leads by example and certainly knows that hard work and determination are the key ingredients to life success.Mrs. Heather Stuempel is an amazing teacher, leader, and friend at Lincoln Elementary and she lives our mission to Inspire, Engage, and Grow our students each and every day.
Heather Stuempel continues to inspire others through her dedicated work in many different areas of our school community. Her leadership and teamwork is to be commended and is admired. Heather has served as the coordinator for the Me and My School Program at LES for the last three years. She works tirelessly to make this summer learning program an engaging experience for our incoming kindergarten students and their families. Heather also continues to lead our Literacy Night event each winter at LES by researching and collaborating with others to make it a memorable evening for everyone involved. Heather also has been a long-standing member of the Lincoln SBDM council and is one of the first to volunteer for any work needing to be done for our team and for our little devils.
As one nomination stated, “Heather is always there for you.Her belief that it can be done helps all our Lincoln staff stay inspired throughout the school year.”
Thank you Heather Stuempel for your continued dedication in making learning authentic and engaging for our littlest little devils!!
I have many highlights to share from our first few weeks of school. I've met with students at every grade level to answer questions and discuss expectations, tips for success, gradebook, college/career readiness, testing, effort and taking pride in "Our House". We celebrated with a pep rally in preparation for our big game against Bellevue. Our varsity Greendevil football team was victorious in a 14 - 13 win over Bellevue in a special extended game on Saturday, August 27th, after the game on the previous night was delayed due to lightning. Fans and players were cheered on and inspired by our Greendevil Band of Pride and cheerleaders. Trevor Simpson made 2 game securing interceptions! In soccer, three lady Devils scored in the victory over Bellevue, leading the Greendevil soccer team to a 3 and 1 record. Libby Lukens picked up the all- tourney honor at the soccer All A Classic. Our volleyball team won the runner up trophy at the Ludlow Classic. Emma Donelan and Morgan Kubala earned all-tourney honors.
We're elated with a strong academic start this year. In 2015-2016, we had 4 vocational school students. This year we have 18 vocational students enrolled in industry certification programs, including masonry, medical, auto repair, carpentry and electrical. In 2015-2016, we had 9 students enrolled in dual credit classes at Gateway, an opportunity for our students to complete their freshman year of college prior to graduating from high school. We are proud to have 23 students enrolled in dual credit classes this year! We began our 2015-2016 school year with approximately 19% of our Seniors college and/or career ready. The Class of 2017 seniors have begun our school year with 32% college and/or career ready.
Students enjoyed watching teachers behave like students in a PBIS video edited by student council members with the help of teachers Wes Newsome and Beth Fields-Hunt, who was recognized during our pep rally as teacher of the month. Teachers and students have been focused on positive schoolwide expectations, common area expectations and classroom expectations with the goal of becoming a model tier three PBIS school (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports).
We received a Magnified Giving grant for our Seniors to research, defend and award $1,500 to one or more non-profit organizations. Magnified Giving was founded in 2008 by Roger Grein, an active philanthropist in the area. YSC Coordinator, Sherri Chan, will take the lead with students on this grant opportunity and work with science teacher, Rian Embry. It will be a unique opportunity for our students to learn through service. We are poised for continued success and greatness. Watch for more news this year as we pursue opportunities and grants to engage more students in 21st century skills, problem solving, invention, service learning and 3D modeling technology.
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Ryan Kellinghaus, Principal