We are excited to start another school year and look forward to our students, staff, and schools growing forward. As much as we are excited and proud of the progress that we have made over the past several years, we must continue to press forward and look for ways to get better. As we look forward to the 2018 -2019 school year, here are a few highlights and areas of focus:
-------Our High School is now one-to-one take home with MacBook Air
-------Both schools are working on PBIS (a national Positive Behavior
-------Both schools are working with the University of Louisville and
-------Our HealthPoint Clinic is open to students and staff on Monday’s
and Wednesday’s and has a nurse practitioner on staff. We will also
continue our dental clinic.
-------We currently have over 50 juniors and seniors either attending
Gateway College to earn college dual credit or are attending the
Area Technical School for career certification.
-------We continue to Grow our membership in our Drug Free Club of
America. We had the highest rate of student membership of all
NKY public high schools last year.
-------Every Lincoln Elementary School student received a new pair of
shoes to start school thanks to Samaritan’s Feet. Our high school
students did a great job volunteering on this day.
-------Three times this year our Lincoln Elementary students will receive
a free book of their choice at a Scholastic Book Fair event.
-------We will continue to grow our staff through focused professional
learning through training in Kagan strategies, Jensen book studies,
and Junior Great Book Shared Inquiry approach to teaching and
-------Our Core Life character building program will continue at Lincoln
-------We will implement new assessments to monitor student mastery of
-------Our teachers will Grow in Google Classroom instruction and
teaching above the SAMR line.
We continue to celebrate:
-------Dayton High School being most recently named by U.S. News
and World Report as a Bronze medal school for 2018.
-------Our Five Star Preschool and Head Start programs.
-------Dayton Independent Schools being recognized as one of Kentucky
Distinguished School Districts.
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools,
Our one to one rollout with students, teachers and parents has been an enormous opportunity. Over 340 students and parents attended nine device information and pickup sessions in July and August, including a special session on social media awareness in collaboration with local police departments. More than half of all middle and high school teachers are using Google Classroom and over 80% of our high school students are home users (they’ve taken advantage of the opportunity to use a MacBook at home!). Our student technology leadership program (STLP) and GOTIT team (Greendevil Operations Technical Instructions Team) has grown tremendously this year with 22 high school students solving technology problems for students and teachers throughout the school and at our STLP help desk. We also have 17 eighth grade students taking a yearlong introduction to STLP course with our blended
learning media specialist, Angie Boyers.
Juniors and Seniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT at Dayton on Tuesday, October 2nd. This ACT is referred to as the District ACT and the district is paying the cost of the ACT for all Juniors and Seniors who have not yet met College Readiness Benchmarks. Juniors and Seniors who have met College Readiness Benchmarks may still take the ACT, but pay for the cost of the ACT. As a reminder, the district is picking up the cost for Juniors and Seniors who have met College Readiness Benchmarks to attend Gateway and earn College Credits. We have 25 students attending Gateway for dual credit college courses this year, as well as 30 students attending technical school for programs such as information technology, electrical, auto body, auto tech, welding, health science, masonry and carpentry.
Luke Roth was recognized with a special dinner and ceremony in August by the Boone Masons for achievement at the national masonry competition in Lexington. He earned 8th place among competitors from 32 states! It was only through the generosity, sponsorship and support of the Masons that Luke was able to attend the competition. Please congratulate Luke for such an incredible achievement.
Ryan Kellinghaus, Principal
Dayton Middle and High School
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!
Our students in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade 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 25th Parent/Teacher conference.
We are off to such a great start with our continued implementation of PBIS, our school-wide positive behavior system. We have been focusing on the character traits: Respect and Responsibility. Students receive marks on their Devil Cards for making positive choices and can shop at the Devil Store once they have their cards filled. We are so proud of the amazing character choices our students have been making.
Our annual Mumkin Sale at Lincoln will run from August 31st – September 17th. 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. This year there is an online purchase and payment option, too.
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.
Proudly serving the students and families of Lincoln Elementary,
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal