After having an excellent start of the season by putting 12 goals in the back of the net and assisting on three other goals, Megan Downard continued her goal scoring in the month of September by adding another 3 goals and another assist to her totals, which helped keep the Lady Devils in good competition. Megan's accomplishment had also continued in the class room by keeping her GPA to a 3.68. She is currently enrolled in Gateway dual credit classes. Great Job, Megan!
Submitted by: Barbie Case-Lukens, Athletic Director
Congrats to Trevor Simpson, a senior, for being selected as the DHS Student-Athlete of the Month for August, 2016. Just 2 games into the season, Trevor had 12 solo tackles, and 3 interceptions. He has been the leader in our secondary on defense. While football is a team game, Trevor had 2 crucial interceptions in the big win over rival, Bellevue. Trevor carries a 3.45 GPA. “Trevor is also one of our offensive threats running and catching the ball,” said Coach Montgomery. Trevor also attends Vocational School in the afternoon at Campbell County High School. Congratulations, Trevor and best of luck as your season continues.
Submitted by: Barbie Case-Lukens, Athletic Director
We would like to congratulate DHS senior Mallory Kubala, as the September 2016 Artist of the Month. Mallory is in Art 3 and works independently on artwork of her choice, while Mrs. Spahr instructs students in Art 1. Mallory is being recognized for her courage to make her first piece a painting.She is working to improve a skill that she says she struggles with; Mrs. Spahr appreciates her stepping outside of her comfort zone and exploring a medium that is not her favorite. Mallory is doing amazing work and is a role model to the other students in her class.
Submitted by: Kati Newsome, Administrative Assistant
Dayton Middle School and Dayton High School have joined the elite top 10% of middle and high schools across the entire state of Kentucky with distinguished ratings! Please help us congratulate our teachers, students, staff and parents for the dedication it takes to reach such an accomplishment and for continuing to find new and innovative ways to inspire, engage and grow our students.
Just this month, we shared examples of the work that elevates our students to such high levels of success, including eleven students who began a mentoring program, failure rates among our students with disabilities decreasing by 44% and another Greendevil Senior became college ready this week after taking the KYOTE test. 33.3% of our seniors are now college or career ready within the first month of school! Extracurricular sports, clubs and competitions contribute immensely to student growth and character so our athletic director, Barbie Lukens, offered to share impressive updates.
Fall sports started off with a bang and are quickly winding down as post season tournaments and games are coming up soon. There have been only 4 days in the fall season when there was not a competition of some sort scheduled! Whew, what a whirlwind our kids are in. We have many dual sport athletes, while also taking college classes, maintaining honor roll status and getting themselves accepted to college. That is how GREENDEVILS roll!
In case you haven't heard, Dayton beat Bellevue this season in football for the first time in 9 years. We have also picked up a win against New Miami in Ohio. We have a few games left before our district competitions and are hopeful to be hosting a home playoff game. In other sports:
On to the post season and the winter sports that are right around the corner. It's a great time to be a Greendevil and I proudly say I love my job as the athletic director for these amazing kids and coaches! Grow, Fight, Win!
- Principal Ryan Kellinghaus & Athletic Director Barbie Lukens-
Results from our spring 2016 assessments are in and the news is fabulous. For the first time our District has been named a Kentucky Proficient District and our High School and Middle School have earned the highest standard, being named Kentucky Distinguished Schools. Our Elementary school showed continued progress and improved their overall accountability score by 0.7 and is only 1.7 points from reaching the proficiency level.
We are very proud of the effort of our students, staff, and community to reach these high levels of achievement. Our students have worked hard and are seeing that they can learn at high levels when they put their minds to it. Our staff has inspired and engaged students at all levels. Inspired and engaged students equal positive growth and we are clearly seeing the results.
We also want to take a moment to thank our community, parents, and families for trusting us and working with us to grow forward. Together we GROW forward!
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
We continue to be so proud of the great work that our students, teachers, and staff are involved in every single school day while inside and outside of the classrooms at Lincoln Elementary School. Our teachers and staff continue to provide the best learning opportunities possible for each of our students inside their dynamic classrooms. So many of these same amazing individuals also put in hours after school and on weekends providing our students with extra-curricular and sports opportunities. We thank our teachers and staff members for their dedication in providing our students with the best elementary school experiences possible. They truly do inspire, engage and grow each of our students.
The LES students are each working hard to learn and grow. Students have just completed their first round of MAP tests, are working toward meeting their first quarter AR goals, and are completing assignments and studying hard for their weekly assessments as the first quarter ends on Friday, October 14th. Students are also learning and working toward being the best person they can be through their weekly Core Life character lessons. Many of our students are also involved with the multitude of “extra” opportunities offered after school hours. The following groups are already up and going at LES: Chess Club, Cross Country, Chorus, Girls on the Run, 21st Century Program, and Student Council. More teams and clubs will be beginning in the near future, too. (Drama, Wrestling, Robotics, Youth Basketball, Academic Team, etc.) We are proud of our little devils!
We would like to thank our LES families, Dayton community members, and staff members who supported our annual mumkin sale. It was another very successful year of sales. Proceeds raised will go directly into the student activity fund which provides our students with continued educational resources and learning opportunities and programs throughout this school year.
Below you will find important upcoming events for Lincoln Elementary. Please continue to find important school information in our school newsletter, on our Facebook page, website, and school marquee, in your child’s Monday folder, and in the Dayton Community News. It is important to us that you feel well- informed and involved in your child’s education. Please reach out to us with your needs, questions, or ideas.
Upcoming LES Events:
October 6 – October 10th – Fall Break
October 14th – Last day of the first quarter
October 17th – First PTC meeting of the school year @ 6 pm in the LES Media Center
October 20th – SBDM meeting @ 4:30 pm in the LES Media Center
October 28th – Halloween classroom parties with costumes
November 3rd – Parent/Teacher conferences from 3 – 7 pm
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal