Dayton High School Drug Free Club now has over 140 student members, including every volleyball player and cheerleader! Our club is now three times larger than last year. Our students are proud to have made the commitment to stay drug free and are receiving great rewards for their healthy choices. The Dayton/Bellevue Fire Dept. recently visited DHS students and encouraged students to join. We also received generous donations totaling $400 from the Southgate VFW, Sharon Beatsch, and John and Sandra Ranson. Drug Free Club welcomes any community support. If you or your organization would like to sponsor students for memberships or donate any rewards or incentives, please contact Sherri Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students in grades 7-11 completed CERT testing in the areas of science, math, English and reading during the first week of October. CERT testing helps us assess progress, make scheduling decisions, plan intervention and prepare students for the ACT. CERT testing is one of many tools we've used to achieve as a distinguished school. High school students will prepare for another CERT test on December 12th.
The Dayton Marching Band has grown to 27 total members over the past year. We currently have 15 playing members, 7 Guard, and 5 Shadows. Our show incorporates many new elements of music, marching, and even a dance routine. Please join us on Saturday, October 21st for our first annual Veterans Memorial concert at 2PM. Please also join us for our two remaining contests at Colerain High School (28th) and our championship round at Norwood High School (Nov. 4th). Thank you for your continued support of the DMS/DHS Band!
Ryan Kellinghaus "Mr. K"
Principal, Dayton Middle & High Schools
September Employee of the Month
We would like to recognize Joe Workman as the September Inspire, Engage, and Grow Employee of the Month! To quote one of Joe’s nominations, “Joe shows great care and dedication in everything he does. He is extraordinarily organized and well-liked by both students and staff. Joe has a smile that lights up the room and his enthusiasm is contagious.”
Another nomination stated, “Joe goes above and beyond when working with other teachers and students. He is flexible about the use of the gym for other activities when he has class. He is a good teacher and gets everyone involved and often joins the games himself.” Way to GROW Mr. Workman!
September Artist of the Month
We would like to recognize Ryleigh Termini as the September Artist of the Month. Ryleigh has an A average and has been working extremely hard. Mrs. Spahr said she has been helpful to others in class and her artwork shows excellent craftsmanship and skill handling the media. Way to go Ryleigh!
Submitted by: Kati Newsome
We continue to be 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 members 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.
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 20th. 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, STLP, 21st Century Program, and Student Council. More teams and clubs will be beginning in the near future, too. 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, 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 new electronic 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 5th and 6th – Fall Break
October 19th – Monthly PTC meeting @ 5:30 pm in the LES Parent Room
October 19th – SBDM meeting @ 4:00 pm in the LES Media Center
October 20th – Last day of the first quarter
October 27th – PTC Fall Festival
November 2nd – Parent/Teacher conferences from 3 – 7 pm
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
As news of last year’s accountability results is now public, I want to congratulate everyone on our continued growth and progress. We know that our mission to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our Students exists way beyond test scores. Yet, at the same time we know that student achievement results are a key measure for schools.
This year there will be no overall score or labels for schools assigned by the state of Kentucky. However, some folks are attempting to create overall scores so that schools can be ranked and labeled. At this point, I am not commenting on these rankings and labels as I have found them to be inaccurate and confusing. Some of our many highlights from last year include:
Lincoln Elementary School
Dayton Middle School
Dayton High School
We are so very proud of the continued growth of our school district. We so greatly appreciate the wonderful support of our community to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our Students!
Inspired, Engaged, and Growing,
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools