The senior class is off to a great start on their Senior Service Project with a visit from Roger Grein, Magnified Giving's founder. Seniors have learned about philanthropy, non-profit organizations, and have identified social issues they want to use their $1,000 grant to support.
Drug Free Club continues to grow with over 150 members! Our freshman members and club officers attended the Campbell County Drug Free Alliance Youth Summit during Red Ribbon Week.
Blended Learning Media Specialist Angie Boyers is coaching our first middle school GoPro team in the What's So Cool About Advanced Manufacturing Video Competition. Armor, a thermal transfer technology manufacturer in Hebron, is our competition partner. Our GoPro team will visit Armor and interview employees to publish a video as they work through pre-production, production and post-production. Watch for more news on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
As we approach the midpoint of the second quarter, our students have settled in and are in the midst of a great school year. We have completed our Fall standardized testing, including the CERT, ASVAB, and KYOTE tests. Our senior class has 55 students on track for graduation, along with 2 juniors who will be graduating early. We have had admissions counselors from EKU, UK, NKU, Thomas More, Sullivan University, and Morehead State University visit the high school. So far, 13 potential graduates have been accepted to 11 different colleges and universities along with $236,000 in scholarship money offered.
Ryan Kellinghaus "Mr. K"
Principal, Dayton Middle & High School
We would like to congratulate our October Students of the Month. They are:
Jasmine Nelson - 7th Grade,
Monica McGlone - 8th Grade
Tatum Turner - 9th Grade
Brianna Holt – 10th Grade
Savannah Maxwell – 11th Grade
Indyah Mobley – 12th Grade.
As the leaves fall and the weather turns colder, November is a time for us to reflect, be thankful and to start getting ready for the holiday season.
The VFW will hold their annual Veteran’s Day service on November 11th at 2 PM at the War Memorial at the Town Center at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Berry Street. In the event of bad weather, the service will be held at VFW located at 828 Sixth Ave.
The Dayton Kentucky Business Association and the Dayton Main Street Advisory Board are proud to announce the First-Annual Dayton Kentucky Holiday Market! The Dayton Kentucky Holiday Market is an up-beat and eclectic holiday pop-up shop, and the perfect place to find your handmade and unique gifts this holiday season. The shop will be located in the Raimey Building at 635 6th Avenue in the heart of the Dayton business district
The Dayton Kentucky Holiday Market will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, starting Black Friday November 24th through Saturday December 23rd. The hours will be Fridays from 4pm-8pm, Saturdays noon-8pm and Sundays noon to 5pm.
The Dayton KY Civics Activity Board will be hosting “Light Up Dayton” for the children of our community on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the former YMCA building at the north end of Berry Street.. At Light Up Dayton, Santa and Mrs. Claus will hand out gifts for the children who will be served hot dogs, chips and drinks and more. At 5:00 p.m. everyone will head to the town square for caroling, storytelling, lighting of the trees and wish lanterns as well as serving hot chocolate and cookies for everyone.
Also on the development front the remodel of the former Hasco Building is almost complete and several businesses are getting ready to occupy the building. Also, Redknot has begun construction on the first of sixteen custom built homes at their site at 10th Avenue and O’Fallon Avenue in Dayton. These custom built homes will range in price from the mid 500 thousands to the mid 700 thousands.
Wishing you a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving,
Mayor Virgil Boruske
We would like to recognize Abby Coleman as the October Artist of the Month. She was nominated by Mr. Schwartz who said, “Abby has some of the best attendance in the band. She’s always on time, and always engaged in whatever we are doing; even when she is injured. I can usually rely on seeing her trumpet in the hallway every morning because she practices so consistently. She has also recently taken more of a leadership role by helping some of our younger students.” Way to GROW Abby!
Submitted by: Katie Newsome, Administrative Assistant
Lincoln Elementary was full of great energy during the last weeks of October with the Red Ribbon Week activities, the PTC Fall Festival, the grade level Halloween activities, our fall Parent/Teacher Conferences, and our 1st Quarter Recognition Assembly.
Red Ribbon Week was a big success with students participating in the daily theme days that focused on saying NO to drugs. Thank you to Mrs. Sceifres and the LES Student Council for their inspiring morning messages in helping everyone to know the harmful effects of drugs. During this week we were also proud to hold our first Healthy Family Series event collaborating with Campbell County Drug-Free Alliance. We will be holding our next Family Series event in January.
Our Parent/Teacher Conferences were held on November 2nd. Every family was encouraged to attend this opportunity to meet face to face with their child’s teacher(s) to discuss their individual progress. The turnout at this important event was again exceptional!
We held our first student recognition assembly of the year on November 3rd as we celebrated the hard work of our little devils’ and their successes in academics and attendance. We continue to acknowledge our Stars and Students of the Month at the monthly Board of Education Meeting and also by sharing a special incentive including the Primary Star Student Breakfast sponsored by McDonald’s and the Intermediate Student of the Month lunch. We are very proud of our students for their dedication in working hard to be the best they can be.
The annual PTC Fall Festival was held on Friday, October 27th. The event was organized by some very dedicated parents and teachers with the purpose of offering a fun family event. The evening was definitely that! We also appreciate their hard work to put on a fun Halloween Dance for our older students. Thank you to our PTC officers and volunteers. They are busy planning their upcoming holiday events, so please attend their 5:30 November 16th meeting to volunteer.
On Friday, November 10th @ 9 am our district will be holding our annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Dayton High School. The entire community is welcomed to attend this beautiful ceremony when the students of our schools will honor the veterans of Dayton.
We sincerely appreciate the support from our families and community members, and we encourage you to reach out to us with your ideas, questions, and/or any concerns.
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
We would like to recognize Seth Chinn as the October Athlete of the Month. Seth, aside from being crowned Homecoming King by the student body, is currently up for athlete of the week from the Cincinnati Enquirer. On the year he has 792 rushing yards, 5 Td's, 799 Passing yards, and 6 touchdown passes. He is looking to be the first Dayton quarterback in 13 years to throw for 1000 yards and rush for 1000 yards. Seth carries a 3.4 GPA while being a 3-sport athlete and is also a member of the drug free club. Way to GROW Seth!
Once again I had the privilege of organizing the Senior Citizens Picnic. I would like to thank all of the Senior Citizens who attended this year’s picnic. I enjoy seeing and talking with everyone each year. I hope everyone enjoyed the grill out from Lother’s Catering and the desserts from Kate’s Catering.
I’d like to give a special thanks to Mayor Boruske for all of his support, work, and generous donation. Thanks to the VFW for allowing us to use the VFW Hall and Jim Lucas for calling bingo. I have a special group of people that I can rely upon every year to help out: Bellevue-Dayton Fire Department, Jane Hebel, Amber Menning, Tammy Cornett, Cindy Moore, Peggy Strange, Peggy Perkinson, Sam/Avenue Pharmacy, Ben Baker, Shane Snyder, Eugene Hamblin, and Mayor Boruske. Below is a list of all of the people who donated cash or door prizes so our seniors could have a wonderful time and leave with a nice door prize and bingo money……Thank You!
Hansman’s Corner Market, Dayton Eagles, Barb Tucker, Cindy Moore, Jane Hebel, Civic Club, Dayton Board of Education, Desmond Insurance, Dennis Ashford, Mayor Virgil Boruske, Tom Edge-City Attorney, New Beginnings Community Church, Arby’s, Fastemp Glass, Riverside Market, Councilman Bill Burns, Barbie Case Lukens-DHS, Cash Express, McGlasson’s Farm, Avenue Pharmacy, Councilman Jeff Volter, The Salon Shop & Brow Bar, NKADD-Dee Neary, Split Ends, Amber Menning.
Submitted by: Donna Leger, Clerk/Treasurer
Congratulations to our October Students of the Month. They are:
Kindergarten – Bentley Arnett, Klaire Tucker, Lilyana Stetter
1st Grade – Scarlett Vanover, Joseph Guaman, Daegan Claybern, Brian Giglia
2nd Grade – Caleb McIntosh, Aidan Clifton, Isabella Whalen, Swayze Flannery
3rd Grade – Zoe Peters, Brooklyn Moreno, Robin Scott
4th Grade – Anna Karnes 5th Grade – KeAriah Smith
6th Grade – Owen Overman Principal’s Pick – Uriah Varchetta
Our Youngest Greendevils are Growing!
It is with great pride and excitement that we announce the results of this year’s kindergarten readiness numbers. As you know, raising kindergarten readiness is a community initiative. Parents are often our children’s first teachers and with the help of preschool, childcare agencies, churches, family/friends, local businesses, and other community programs our littlest devils are GROWING! This year’s group has our highest rate, to date, for readiness with 57% of our students meeting the measure for being “kindergarten ready.” It was just four years ago that only 28% of our kindergarteners hit the benchmark for “ready” and with avid family and community engagement we have doubled that number.
One of the things that make this number so exciting is that we have placed great focus and intention on growing our youngest devils. As part of preschool we are providing rich experiences that result in students having greater capacity to learn, self-regulate, and function in a group setting. All of our staff have worked hard on providing quality preschool experiences for the three and four year olds that are part of our community.
We want to thank our amazing preschool staff, Head Start, and Children, Inc. as they have all worked collaboratively to form one amazing team focused on growing students. We are also grateful for our community childcare agencies; Dayton Youth Center, Care Bears, and Angels in Training for embracing this work and action planning alongside our preschool programs. Together we are better!
We also want to recognize that this year’s kindergarten class is the first class to participate in 2 years of our “Book a Week” initiative. Through this work we have been able to provide over 60 books for these students to build home libraries. This initiative mirrors the work that is being done with other terrific partners. The Lincoln Family Resource Center and United Way provides resources to families and runs our Born Learning Parent Academy and Me and My School summer jumpstart program for incoming kindergarten students.
In closing, we want to thank our amazing parents who have trusted us to grow their children. You have been wonderful to work with. Our work isn’t over…but we are clearly growing and on our way!
Inspired, Engaged, and Growing,
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
To date, Seth Chinn and Megan Downard have been selected as our athletes of the month. This is no surprise when you watch them on their fields/courts of play. They have both also been chosen as the WLWT Channel 5 Athletes of the week. Seth was also named the Cincinnati Enquirer athlete of the week. They were also crowned as Homecoming King and Queen.
The volleyball team finished up their season with a 19-11 record on the season. The team won their home tournament in 5-0 fashion and also won the Ludlow Classic for the first time in school history. We are super proud of this team with the many coaching changes they have had over the years and hope to see their success be repeated next year.
Of all fall athletes, 66.1% have earned the status of being an honor roll student. The cross country team showed an outstanding 90% of its members being honor roll students with Soccer and Cheerleading right on their heels. This is only more evidence that Dayton has kids who can do it all! We love being Greendevils.
Submitted by: Barbie Lukens
The Annual Northern KY Kite Festival was a huge success this year. It was a beautiful day, the wind was cooperative and everyone had a great time. We purchased some great kites this year that were both easy to put together and flew great even with the smallest hands. It was exciting to see. The inflatables were a big hit! Thanks to Cincinnati ArtsWave for the generous grant. If you missed this event, you missed a great time.
I want to thank all of the volunteers who came through for us again this year. For fear of missing anyone, I won’t publish a list. Without such good support from our residents and friends, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. You know who you are and the Dayton Civic Activity Board sincerely thanks you!
I would like to mention a few Dayton residents who ALWAYS come through for every event we have. There are a lot actually but these 3 in particular go above and beyond Every. Single. Time! Tom Hansel and the Roadmen, Tom and Melody Dilts and family, and Colleen Carr. We love you guys! Thank you!
Thanks to all the hard work and energy from both our Music Fest and Kite Fest we are able to once again have the annual Light Up Dayton. This year it will be held on December 3 at the old YMCA building from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. I would like to touch on a few changes this year. The line to see Santa will be formed outside. Please make sure your children dress appropriately for the weather.
Due to the layout of the building and everything we are having this year, strollers will need to be left outside. You won't be disappointed, as we will again have Santa and Mrs. Claus, stockings filled to the brim, craft tables, Toy Land, free books, a Christmas photo booth ($3.00), hot dogs, popcorn and drinks for all of the kiddies and maybe even a surprise or two.
Immediately following we will proceed to the monument and festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. We hope you are able to join us at both events.
Dayton Activities Board
Tammy Cornett, Jessica Lovins, Nathan Gifford, Craig Cornett and Tiffany Gifford
On tournament day I got up at 3:15 and we got the hitch changed out and boat hooked up to my car just fine. I believed my partner would jump in and we would head for the park. Instead he said since I had to go slow with my small car instead of a truck, he would meet me there with the other guys. I went the only way I knew how to get to the place.
When I got to the ramp the other guys came up and said they thought I might have gotten lost. We then got the boat into the water just fine. I loaded my gear on board. I then asked my partner once again WHERE were we going. He then informed me 20 miles SOUTH which meant we would be going out in Lake Erie! I was not thrilled with that news to say the least. At that moment we had a light rain falling with lightning all around the area.
When I noticed the visibility was poor at best, I asked my partner HOW we would know where we are going. His reply was the other boats in the group were going to WAIT for us. Our boat had a smaller motor than any of their boats, and as it turned out they DID NOT WAIT for us.
We got lost for a good hour before one of the locals gave us good directions on how to get out into Lake Erie. The 20 miles or so on the Lake was beating with 2-3 foot swells. My rear end and lower back were slammed against the bow deck floor more times than I can remember.
We also did not have a working depth finder which made us blind as to how deep the water was or where the fish were holding. We were given suggestions where to anchor by the other boats in the group. It took some time getting set up with the anchors and such since neither one of us had used this boat before.
On the way back to the dock one of the other boats in the group had a problem. Fortunately we were behind him to help out. His live well lost its water somehow. We had a portable pump we loaned him so his fish would be live at the weigh in.
Later at the weigh-in, a boat SANK right at the dock area somehow. They were able to bail it out and get it up on the trailer and drag it out of there. I had already been back my hotel cleaning up and trying to get a short nap. I had gone down to the motel desk at 3:30 and said give me a call at 5:30 so I would not miss the awards get together. So much for that, as they called me late, so I rolled over and went back to sleep.
So those are just the THINGS that happened to me. I am sure 48 other teams had at least some unexpected things pop up on them. So be ready to ROLL with them as best you can. Below are the rest of my tips, should you ever decide to enter a professional catfish tournament…..GOOD LUCK!
1. Take good rain gear, your best life vest, check your tackle box or bag. Don’t forget your sun screen, drinks and food. If going to fish a lake take a COMPASS! Even if you see land, all too often those bays and shore lines start looking the same. Have a good flashlight if fishing at night or early morning. Now days take your CELL PHONE, have phone numbers of the tournament officials at the launch site on you. This way if you need help returning to the dock, they can give you help getting safely back.
2. Count and recount the number of the legal fish long before you get back to dock for the weigh-in. A team that was good enough to help lead us back to the ramp was in the MONEY! They had caught their limit of 10 catfish. Since they had some work to do later in the day they headed back in to weigh their fish early. Then somewhere before they got to the park they stopped and counted their fish. They really had 13 instead of the required 10 fish limit. I take it they weighed the largest 10 and released the rest. In their excitement about how much money they would win they STILL MISCOUNTED. When they got to the dock they somehow came up with 11 fish, they were later DISQUALIFIED!
3. Fish a tournament on your home waters for your 1st big tournament. Stay on home water where you know some of the HOT SPOTS. You have fished them when the water was high, low, muddy, and clear. You have an idea where to run if the favorite holes are not producing any fish. You know how long it takes to get from the furthest hole to the ramp for the weigh-in on time. You know how much gas you need to cover all the area you want to fish. You know where to get fresh live bait if you need it.
These are all IMPORTANT factors in any tournament. Get a feel for all the things taking place during the tournament: seminars, the fishing, weigh-ins, and awards presentations. The people are a lot more helpful with tips and information at the awards presentations than at the seminars. This is because the competition is over, so the reasons to guard information as to baits and places fished are no longer that important.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Author of KINDLE E-BOOKS, Rod Bending Catfish & Shop to Save
After listening to news stories about hurricanes Harvey and Irma, fifth graders at Holy Trinity Elementary decided to take action. The path of destruction caused by these recent storms affected the students. The students were empathetic to all of the people who were touched by these destructive storms and wanted to lend a helping hand. After brainstorming the students decided to hold a school-wide collection. Some fifth graders created and presented a Power Point explaining hurricanes and the destruction they cause. This was shared with the student body in K-5. Posters and donation jars were then distributed to each classroom. To date $778.51 has been collected for this cause. The donation will go to Matthew 25 Ministries.
In good times and bad, God is the reason. We have all had that good day when everything is going our way. We think to ourselves, “This is my lucky day; I am doing everything right today!” While on our bad days, we may place blame and think, “God, where are you?” It is human nature, but it’s not the whole story.
The truth is God is always with us in good and in bad. On good days, He is shining down on us, celebrating with us. On bad days, He is with us, holding us up and surrounding us with comfort to help us make it through the rough patch.
We are all very quick to put the glory on ourselves for the good times, forgetting to say, “Thank you Lord, for the blessings that have been sent our way.” We are just as quick to blame others when things go bad; “Where are you, why did you let this happen to me?” We forget how much worse things could be if God wasn’t lifting and surrounding us with love and comfort. God is with us always.
We live in a world where good and bad coexist. There is confusion and darkness. We must be the light that shines hope. God protects, guides, and shows us the light. We cannot be too proud. One light is all that it takes to spread hope like a wild fire. Share your light, and share the spirit of love of Jesus Christ!
Join us on Sunday mornings… You’ll be glad you did!
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
The Dayton Kentucky Business Association and the Dayton Main Street Advisory Board are proud to announce the First-Annual Dayton Kentucky Holiday Market! The Dayton Kentucky Holiday Market is an up-beat and eclectic holiday pop-up shop, and the perfect place to find your handmade and unique gifts this holiday season. The shop will be located in the Raimey Building (the old carpet building) at 635 6th Avenue in the heart of the Dayton business district
The Dayton Kentucky Holiday Market will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, starting Black Friday November 24th through Saturday December 23rd. The hours will be Fridays from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., Saturdays noon until 8 p.m. and Sundays noon until 5pm.
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