Dear Dayton High School Family,
We had a great month of October! Dayton High School was on fall break from October 14 – 18. Students and staff worked extremely hard during the 1st quarter of the school year and this break was a great opportunity for everyone to refocus and reenergize. Our return to school on Monday, October 21st was the start of the 2nd quarter – report cards were sent home on Friday, October 25th. Let’s continue that positive momentum!
We would like to congratulate our October Students of the Month. Students were recognized at our Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd. Congratulations Greendevils!
Aaliyah Horton - 7th Grade
Owen Overman - 8th Grade
Riley Davies - 9th Grade
Joe Klosterman - 10th Grade
Brian Raleigh - 11th Grade
Alexis Heaner - 12th Grade
Laci Davis - Athlete of the Month
Lexie Dyas - Artist of the Month
The counseling office has been hard at work with middle/high school testing, filling out the FAFSA financial aid information with the seniors, and working on setting up a college fair in November. The November date for the College Fair is the 22nd, from 1:00-3:00 in the cafeteria. So far, we have 16 colleges scheduled to attend. Parents are welcome as well! The ASVAB is scheduled for November 4th. We have roughly 15 students scheduled to take it, but anyone is welcome. Any student that is 16 years and above is eligible. If any parent or community member needs to ask questions please contact Ms. Wendeln or Mrs. Erdman. Go Big Green! firstname.lastname@example.org, 859-292-7486, Twitter @MsWendelnDHS
It has been a busy month at the Dayton Youth Services Center. Dayton’s Reality Store held on October 11th was a success. Students in 8th/11th grades were able to experience the challenges of living on a budget while supporting oneself. A very special thank you to Mr. Elmer Perry (Advisory Council Chair) and Owen Primm (Campbell County Extension Office) for their hard work to help make the Reality Store possible. Thank you to all of the volunteers assisting with booths.
We had 52 students in Drug Free Club attend the 2019 Youth Summit at Northern Kentucky University sponsored by the Campbell County Drug Free Alliance - this year’s focus was mental health. Our seniors were able to experience the joy of volunteering for Samaritan Feet (an organization providing new shoes to all Lincoln Elementary students) and served as wonderful role models for the younger students. Thank you, seniors, for your hard work and caring hearts!
The holidays are fast approaching. If you are in need of assistance, please contact Georgia Harris at the Dayton Youth Services Center – 859-292-7486. Please remember, the holidays can be a difficult time of year for many people. Depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues can increase. If you are experiencing any of these issues, please tell someone. If you notice a family member or friend is struggling, reach out to them. The following resources are available 24/7 to provide support. Text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for assistance.
The Dayton Food Pantry (at Dayton High School) will be open Thursday, November 7th and Thursday, November 21st from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Appointments: Georgia Harris at 859-292-7486.
Our fall sports are wrapping up and we are proud of our student-athletes. Our Middle School football team took the title in their inaugural season. Just 15 boys deep, they fought, scrapped, and clawed their way to a championship. What a season! There is much to be excited about in the future with Greendevil football.
Speaking of the future, our Greendevil Cross Country teams finished the regional competition with an 8th grade boy and a Freshman girl leading the way. That makes for a bright future on the Cross Country courses! Best of luck to our sole Senior, Trenton Downard, as he moves on to pursue a career in engineering.
Our varsity cheer squad made the decision that competition was in their future. Not only did they compete for the first time ever, they took the title. A huge accomplishment for the girls who dedicate so much of their time cheering for everyone else.
The Greendevil volleyball team finished their season in the District finals with a 16-9 record for the season. The JV volleyball team won the Ludlow Classic with our varsity Devils winning the River City Classic. Lydia Workman was selected to the District All-Tournament Team.
The DHS Marching Band will perform at the MSBA Championships at Simon Kenton on November 9th @ 11:15AM. Please support our Greendevils as they take on 26 other schools in the area! Be on the lookout for the Dayton Bands Winter concert schedule coming out soon! Go Band! It is great to be a Greendevil!
Principal of Dayton & Middle High School
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