We are currently surveying interest among students to start an official esports online gaming team at Dayton High School this year. The new sport is sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. KHSAA will be leading Kentucky to be among the first states to offer esports this this year as part of PlayVS’ Season Zero featuring League of Legends — the most played PC game in the world and a key driver behind the growth of esports. We hope to be among the first schools in Kentucky to compete in esports! If you know a student who is interested, please ask them to see our athletic director, Barbie Lukens, or our digital learning coach, Dillon Mears.
Our music program is growing! The Dayton High School bands are taking off this year! We offer a wide variety of courses for all students in grades 7-12, including electronic music classes, guitar classes, and 7-12 concert bands! This is a very exciting time for the DHS Marching Band! Our marching band is currently ranked ahead of our neighboring rival Bellevue by over 10 points, and only 3 points behind Simon Kenton who placed 7th in the region in 2017. The remainder of the DHS Marching Band schedule is as follows: October 6th – LaSalle HS, October 13th – William Mason HS, October 29th– West Clermont HS, and November 3rd – Norwood HS (Championships). We would love to see some familiar faces rooting us on throughout the season, as we take on 29 other bands throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Go Greendevils!
Our Drug Free Club is off to a strong start again this year. Students are welcome to join the Drug Free Club at no cost. We will be providing fun incentives and field trips for students participating.
Lastly, please contact Georgia Harris if you are in need of food or know any students who are in need of food. The food pantry will be open the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 1 to 3 pm for families with students at Dayton Independent Schools.
Submitted by: Ryan Kellinghaus
Principal of Dayton & Middle High School
Dayton Community News