2018 Greendevil Cross Country
*8/18 Jaguars Kick-Off
8/28 Pendelton Co.
*9/1 Grant County
9/5 Simon Kenton
9/8 Mason OH
*9/15 Scott Invit.
9/26 Campbell County Championships
*10/10 KTCCA Area 5 Regionals
10/17 NKY Championships
10/20 Meet of champions
10/27 KHSAA Regionals
*Dates have been verified (other dates are based on last year's calendar)
2018 Greendevil Varsity Football
August 10 Scrimmage @ Newport 7:30
August 17 Bishop Bossart 7:00
August 24 Bellevue 7:00 -- HOMECOMING
August 31 Bye
September 7 @ Pendleton County 7:30
Sept 14 @ Trimble County 7:30
Sept 21 Bracken County 7:00 – HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
Sept 28 @ Eminence 7;30
10/4 @ Ludlow 7:00 -- THURSDAY
10/12 @ Bellevue 7:00
10/19 Beechwood 7:00
10/26 Carroll County 7:30 – SENIOR NIGHT
2018 Greendevil Junior Varsity Football
Aug 10 Newport Away 7:30 Scrimmage
Aug 20 TBA TBA TBA
Aug 27 Newport Away 6:00
Sept 3 Labor Day No Game
Sept 10 Pendleton County Home 6:00
Sept 17 Bellevue Away 6:00
Sept 24 Ludlow Away 6:00
Oct 1 Bishop Brossart Home 6:00
Oct 8 Holmes Home 6:00
Oct 15 Bellevue Home 6:00
Oct 22 TBA TBA TBA
2018 Lady Devils Soccer
2018 Lady Devils Volleyball
July 24th (T) Scrimmage @ Silver Grove 10 AM
August 2nd (T) Scrimmage vs. Grant County 5 & 6
August 7th (T) NCC 6 & 7 – 3/5
August 8th (W) NEWPORT 6 & 7 – 3/5
August 9th (TH) Tri-Match for Ludlow Classic @ Dayton 5, 6 & 7 – 2/3
August 11th (S) @ SHAC for Ludlow Classic TBA
August 14th (T) @ Heritage 6 & 7
August 15th (W) @ SHAC vs. Holy Cross 7:15
August 20th (M) Tri-Match for JV Classic 5, 6 & 7
August 25th (S) @ JV Ludlow Tourney Play TBA
August 27th (M) @ Holy Cross All A Tourney TBD
August 28th (T) Silver Grove 6 & 7
August 30th (TH) @ Highlands 5 & 6 – 3/5
September 4th (T) Bellevue 6 & 7
September 11th (T) Calvary Christian 6 & 7
September 12th @ Silver Grove 6 & 7 (JV & MS)
September 14th & 15th (S) @ LaRue County – Tournament TBA (Overnight)
September 18th (T) @ Villa Madonna 6 & 7
September 20th (Th) Bishop Brossart 6 & 7
September 25th (T) VFTC @ Ludlow 5, 6, 7
September 29th (S) RCC – Home Tourney All Day
October 2nd (T) @ Covington Latin (Griffen) 5:30 & 6:30 – 3/5
10-8 – 10-12 DISTRICTS @ N.C.C. TBA
10-15 – 10-19 REGION @ Newport TBA
It took until June 22, but I finally got my boat on the Ohio River for the first time this season! The river had been down; however the heat indexes were over 100 degrees the past 4 days. I picked up my grandson around 08:00, then headed to get gas for the boat motor. We then took off for the ramp to do some catfishing. I was disappointed when we reached the river; for the current was very fast. The water was muddy with a lot of drift coming downriver.
We got the boat in water around 08:50 and headed down river to where my grandson had caught some fish the other week. We had some problem getting our anchor to hold in the current, but finally got the lines in the water at 09:15. We had no action at that spot so we moved down river a short distance at 10:05. The sun finally showed up and the downriver breeze felt good. At 10:32 my grandson got a bite but missed the fish. 10:40 he hooked into a fish at last! The Bluecat was 22 inches 4lbs. 2 oz. It hit a chunk of onion salt seasoned pork! That was the same bait he had the earlier bite on.
At 11:10 we decided to move back up river for about 30 minutes, to no avail, so we tied up at the restraint for some lunch. We had hoped that we could drop our lines in the area where the fish gather for scraps from the customers. It did not work out that well today, but we did see the fish smack the crumbs we threw in the water.
We got back on the water to fish at 12:15, with no luck at the spot so we moved down to the end of the marina. While we were watching our rods a huge trunk section of tree drifted and wedged on top of our anchor rope. I did not know all the rope was out trying to get stuck in the current. As I tried the move the boat the weight of the drift snapped the anchor rope. What are the ODDS of drift finding my boat on the whole river, then smacking my anchor rope?
At that point, we had no choice but to head for the ramp and call it a day. Getting the boat secured to the dock was not an easy task with the fast current, since we had to tie to the down river side of the dock. I was glad my grandson caught a fish, but it was a shame the river was so messed up. I’m not sure when the river is ever going to get back down for me to try again.
Until next month,
Author of KINDLE E-BOOKS, ROD BENDING CATFISH & SHOP TO SAVE
We realize how important it is for young children to continue their learning over the summer months. It is for this exact reason that we have made a commitment to provide our students with a variety of summer learning opportunities. Forty-eight of our incoming intermediate students attended a very engaging summer learning experience in early June for two weeks, which was included a fun-filled mystery unit, an outside speaker, and a field trip. We are fortunate to receive a United Way grant for another year in order to offer our “Me and My School” program for our incoming kindergarten students. This transition program helps to ensure our preschoolers make a successful transition to kindergarten. Our 21st Century Summer Program has offered a very active and intentional all day five-week experience to approximately 45 of our Lincoln students. This program includes structured and fun learning, and many additional away-from-school experiences, too. We will be offering a Chess Camp for our second graders this summer as well. We are proud of the proactive approach that we are taking to address the summer learning gaps that occur with students over the summer months.
We want to remind our students about their summer reading/learning projects, too. All of our kindergarten and first grade students received an activity calendar to work on over the summer while our students in second through sixth grades each received a book. The expectation is that the students have their book read and AR test taken by the by the first day of school. Students completing this will receive a Kona Ice. Our littlest devils who bring back their activity calendar marked with activities they completed will also get the delicious Kona Ice treat. Keep reading over the summer kids!!
Please mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars:
Wednesday, August 8th – Readifest in LES Gymnasium
Thursday, August 9th – Open House for grades 1 – 6
Monday, August 13th – Kindergarten Open House
Wednesday, August 15th – First Day of School for the 2018 – 2019
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
We were able to hire both a full-time and a seasonal worker to our public works crew early this month, which puts us back to a full crew for the summer. The homeland security cameras are all up and running well and staff has been trained on their use.
Stage I plans were approved at our June Planning and Zoning Meeting for a new multi-family development project at Manhattan Harbour. Construction timeline for the project is TBD. The developers are currently putting together the financing.
Phil, Rick and I also met with the owner of the property causing some hillside slippage on Dayton Pike / Boone Street. The owner has hired an engineer and we discussed on site what the options would be. The have agreed to put in a block retaining wall by late this year. The engineer doesn’t anticipate the hillside moving any more until next spring.
The Mayor and I met with the County to discuss next steps to help address the cat colony issue that we discussed at the June council meeting. After several meetings with all parties involved the number of cats in the troubled area seems to be diminishing.
Rick and I met twice with FEMA to review our claims for the February Ohio River flooding. While we didn’t sustain any damage, we were able to submit for preventative maintenance costs. Our case is pretty simple and we should be able to be reimbursed for overtime wages, rental, and material cost. We will continue to work with FEMA on submitting the claim and it will likely take a while for everything to process through the system.
The Main Street Boards, “I 8 in Dayton” promotion should start in July. Participants get 8% off their meal at participating restaurants and a limited edition t-shirt if they get all of the restaurants punch on their card. Punch cards are available at participating restaurants and here at the city building.
The city broke even on our 2017-2018 Budget which ended June 30, 2018. We will post a copy of the budgets online sometime next week. The 2018-2019 Budget will hear a 2nd reading in July.
The Mayors of Bellevue and Dayton, along with the personnel committee of the Fire Board, interviewed applicants for the open Fire Chief’s position late this month. Chris Adkins was offered the job unanimously by the Fire Board at the June 27th Fire Board meeting.
Manhattan Harbour: The framing of the Gateway project started late this month and should continue full speed ahead during the month of July.
The developers of the 265 unit Tapestry site are eagerly waiting to close on the project so construction can begin this summer.
The group of developers responsible for the Gateway project are putting together financing for a smaller multifamily project on lots 6-9 on the west end. Once complete we will have a better idea on when the plan to break ground.
Riverfront Commons (Design Phase): ROW forms were sent in to the state for review. We are eager to bid out the construction of the project.
Sidewalk Improvement Project (Design Phase): Plans have been submitted to KYTC. Once approved, we can move into Right-of-Way acquisition.
Sixth Avenue Lighting Project: Phase I, which consisted of concrete and electrical work, has commenced and is all but complete at this time. Phase II will see the new ornamental poles put into place and we should be able to wrap up the project by the first or second week of July.
New City Building (Design) Questionnaires were filled out by the police department and administrative offices to help KZF gather some information. Later in the month KZF hosted a Kick-Off meeting to review the questionnaires and to start to lay the preliminary groundwork for the first phase of design.
To reiterate, Phase I of design will lay out the location of the building along with a floor plan and estimated costs to complete the project.
City Council Meeting – July 17th
Main Street Board – July 31st
Comprehensive Plan Board Meeting - TBD
The Computer is the Pencil of the 21st Century
For many of us, the pencil or pen was the go to “tool” that we needed for school. We wouldn’t be found in a classroom without one. As we know, progress happens, and we now find ourselves living in a world that changes every minute due to advancing technology. We are excited to announce that Dayton High School will be Engaging in a Digital Conversion Initiative by issuing each student in grades 9 -12 an Apple Macbook Air laptop that will allow them to Grow by encouraging deeper learning, doing more creative and innovative projects, and providing opportunities for greater individualized learning. These devices will be on loan to students, and they will consider it to be their personal learning tool, for the entire school year. Students will be able to take these laptops home and extend their learning into the evening and weekends.
Several Northern Kentucky school districts have been providing laptop computers for students and we are proud to Grow forward and join these school systems in providing the most current learning opportunities for our students. Our district leadership team and high school staff have worked tirelessly to secure grants that will provide funding for the bulk of this initiative. Our teachers and staff have been highly engaged this past school year in professional learning to ensure that these devices are used to make learning more challenging and Inspiring, not just easier and more fun.
Our mission at Dayton Independent Schools is to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our students. We firmly believe that our students at Dayton deserve the same opportunities that students throughout our state and nation are afforded. We can no longer allow our students to sit in classrooms without the tools they need to communicate, research, design, create, and collaborate.
We are proud to take another step forward in improving learning for our students. Our students are the BEST and deserve the BEST!
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
Sweet Action Student Ministry in service to others
First Baptist Dayton is very proud of our youth from Sweet Action Student Ministry, who recently returned from a week serving at Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries (SMARM) in Sevierville, Tennessee. They cleaned, stocked shelves, and moved heavy equipment, sorted donations and much more. The folks from SMARM said they were one of the hardest working groups they’ve ever had. The kids also participated in Bible study and worship every day during their trip. Thanks, kids, and congratulations on a terrific job!
Sweet Action Student Ministry 2018: First Baptist Dayton youth and leaders served at Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries recently and others who weren’t able to attend helped with Vacation Bible School. Recently they shared the story of their journey. Left to right: Troy Richardson, James Long, Will Clark, Aiden Moser, Greg and Nancy Wingate, Pat Bonapfel, Monica McGlone, Talia Stockton, Fate Jones, Alyssa McGlone, Faith Richardson, and Matthew Turner. (Not Pictured, Madison Turner and Jadyn Johnson)
Father’s Day 2018: First Baptist Dayton recognized fathers who attended on Father’s Day.
Dayton High School will be starting a Digital Conversion initiative, in the 2018-2019 school year, by issuing each student in grades 9 through 12 an Apple MacBook Air computer that they will be able to take home each night. High school students will have an opportunity to pick up their device with a parent during an information session a couple weeks before the first day of school on August 15th. Watch for details, the pick-up date and information session to be advertised on Facebook and our school website in July.
We see the need to better prepare our students for the 21st century and provide them the necessary tools to be successful. Students may have far less to carry back and forth to and from school each day. Perhaps more importantly, having technology available to each student in each classroom where learning is taking place will enable us to more effectively utilize it as a real-time instructional tool, providing students with the most up-to-date information and learning opportunities that would not be available otherwise.
Though middle school students will not carry laptops, they will be one to one and have access to computers in all of their classes with computer labs and laptop carts. Students will learn digital citizenship and have the opportunity to explore student technology leadership programs (STLP) as we launch DHS into the 21st Century!
Ryan Kellinghaus "Mr. K"
Principal/Dayton Middle & High School
First off I hope that everyone enjoyed a Happy and Safe Fourth of July!
The Dayton Main Street Board has just kicked off the “I 8 in Dayton” campaign, promoting eight great Dayton restaurants on KY 8 in Dayton. Eat at all 8, and you can get an “I 8 in Dayton” T-shirt. For more information, check out the “I 8 in Dayton” Facebook page.
Congratulations to our Chris Adkins for being promoted to the position of Fire Chief for the Fire Department of Bellevue and Dayton!
The decorative streetlight project for the blocks of Sixth and Walnut, Sixth and Vine, and Sixth and Ervin Terrace is underway and should be wrapping up around the 15th of July. In other news about Sixth Avenue, the plans for the Sixth Avenue Streetscape and Dayton Pike Sidewalk project have been submitted to the Transportation Cabinet.
Don’t forget the Dayton City-Wide Yard Sale is Saturday, July 21st, from 9 AM to 2 PM. You can sign-up at www.daytonky.com/yardsale/ or call Bob Yoder at 491-1600. If you don’t have space in your yard, the Main Street Board is renting spaces in the green space by the War Memorial for $5. To reserve a space contact Bob Yoder at 491-1600.
Until next month,
There’s an exciting new program happening in Dayton KY this summer. To encourage folks to try the great new restaurants along Routet 8, the Dayton Main Street Board has joined with Dayton restaurant owners to create “I 8 in Dayton”. This promotion gives diners a one-time 8% discount on food purchases when they present their “I 8 in Dayton Passport”. After they have collected signatures from all eight restaurants, they can redeem their passport for a free limited edition Dayton t-shirt. Passports can be picked up at participating restaurants or at the Dayton City Building.
Beth Nyman, chair of Dayton’s Main Street Board, said “The Main Street Board has been working hard to attract new development and commerce to Dayton Kentucky, and we hope this promotion calls attention to the exciting things that are going on here in town. Once people come we are sure they will return”. The Main Street Board has also created a picnic table for the Catalytic Fund’s Picnic Table Project with the “I 8 in Dayton Logo” painted on it. That picnic table has been placed at Dayton’s Monument Park at 6th Avenue and Berry. It gives patrons a place to eat their to-go orders should they choose a picnic setting in the center of town.
There is something for everyone in Dayton’s new restaurant scene, no matter what you are craving. From burgers to steak, seafood to Chinese or BBQ to fried chicken we have a wide variety of choices. Councilperson Joe Neary says “This promotion is a great incentive for residents and visitors to our city to visit all of Dayton’s vibrant dining options. The best part is that they are all owner-operated, so all their food and service has a personal touch”. The eight participating restaurants are AA Wok, Buck’s BBQ, Divine Waffles and Weck, Hometown Heroes, Kate’s Catering, Purple Poulet, Riverside Marina and Trotta’s. The promotion lasts until September 3rd, so hurry and get your passport started and enjoy some delicious food along the way.
Submitted by: Doug Sovonick
Dayton Community News