Ask Me About 82.9
This week all of our Dayton High School staff members wore a green t-shirt that said, “Ask Me About 82.9.” 82.9 is the percentage of our 2018 Dayton High School graduating class that was either College or Career Ready, as determined by pre-established criteria by the state. I realize that putting one number out there is difficult to put into context whether this is a good, ok, or bad number. So, please, let me break it down.
Our percentage of 82.9 placed us 2nd in Northern Kentucky, behind only Beechwood High School, and tied with Highlands High School in Fort Thomas. The state average was 61% and the average of our 5 River City Districts in Northern Kentucky was 52%. As you can see this percentage score of 82.9% is something that should make our students and entire community very proud.
Our school district has been very strategic about providing a variety of opportunities for students to become College and/or Career Ready. We have aggressively grown the number of students that are reaching ACT College Ready benchmarks, which allow for them to take Dual Credit classes at Gateway Community and Technical College.
The second option is to become Career Ready. There are currently two ways to do this. The first is to complete one of our two business pathways (4 classes) and pass a certification test. The other way is to complete an industry certification at the Campbell County Area Technical Center.
We have a highly motivated and engaged group of nearly 30 students learning at our Area Technical Center. During their junior year, these students arrive on our campus by 6:30 AM and ride a bus to Campbell County High School where they participate in these courses.
We are very proud of this group of students for showing such dedication to Growing! Positioning our students to be ready for life’s next step is an important part of what we do as we Inspire, Engage, and Grow our Students!
Proudly Serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
Please join the Dayton High School Bands at one of our three Winter Concerts this year:
December 2nd: Light Up Dayton @ 6:30PM
December 11th: Lincoln Performance @ 2:00PM
December 15th: Kersten O'Day VFW Performance @ 7:30PM
The 7th-12th grade bands will be performing many familiar Christmas and holiday songs at each concert. Feel free to bring the family and enjoy the festivities - and don't forget to sing along to your favorite tunes! We've also begun celebrating the arts with guest artist, Nikita Gross (DHS class of 1996) on Tuesdays during Art Club. Students are working with Photography, Polaroid cameras and plastic cameras for journaling.
If you know any students who are in need of help with food, clothing or holiday assistance, please contact Georgia Harris in our Youth Service Center. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Ryan Kellinghaus "Mr. K"
Principal, Dayton Middle & High School
Please help me in celebrating our athlete of the month: Libby Lukens. Libby is a 5 sport letterman for DHS. She plays soccer, basketball, track and field, cross country and most recently was the kicker for the football team. Libby is currently ranked No. 1 in her class and will graduate from DHS with over 36 college credit hours. She is looking to continue her academic and athletic career in soccer. She was recently named All-Region for Woman's soccer.
Submitted by: Barbie Case Lukens
The first half of the school year has flown by! Who could imagine that winter break is quickly approaching? The Lincoln Little Devils have been hard at work learning and growing thanks to their teachers’ great learning opportunities. We look forward to an equally successful second half of the school year.
We would like to invite our students’ families and our community to the Annual LES Holiday Program. This program has become a great tradition for our school over the last several years and has significantly grown in interest and attendance. In order to comfortably accommodate all of our guests, we will be hosting this event at Dayton High School this year on Friday, December 21st at 9:30 am. Our students will be using their talents to share the holiday spirit to others on this day. Please consider joining us for this memorable event.
Keeping in mind that everyone’s lives get a little bit busier this time of year, we wanted to communicate some important events and corresponding dates as the 1st semester of school concludes:
We continue to extend the invitation to our families and community members to come to see the great things that are occurring at Lincoln Elementary School. We would love to show off the hard work of our students, teachers and staff. Contact us at 292-7492 if you would like to come for a visit or if you are interested in donating your time, talents, or treasures to enhance the learning of our amazing students. We look forward to hearing from you!
Proudly serving the students and families of Lincoln Elementary,
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal