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! email@example.com, 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
Please follow me on Twitter: @scottmeyersKY
Lincoln Elementary was full of amazing energy during the last weeks of October with the recognition of KY Safe Schools Week and Red Ribbon Drug Free Awareness Week; as well as some great events including our fall Parent/Teacher Conferences, Samaritan Feet Shoe Project, our Scholastic Book Fair, 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 our Safe Schools Week, we held several anti-bullying activities where students focused and learned on continued ways to show kindness to others.
Our Parent/Teacher Conferences were held on October 24th. 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 1st 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 by offering additional special incentives including the Primary Star Student Breakfast sponsored by McDonald’s and the Intermediate Student of the Month lunch hosted by Dayton’s always supportive Hometown Heroes. We are very proud of our students.
The annual PTC Fall Festival will be held on Friday, November 8th. The event is being organized by some very dedicated parents and teachers. There will be games, raffles and plenty of food for a fun-filled family evening. Please plan to attend during the hours of 6 – 8 pm.
On Monday, November 11th @ 9 am our district will be holding our annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Dayton High School. The entire community is welcome to attend this beautiful ceremony when the students of our schools will honor the veterans of Dayton.
We appreciate the continued support from our families and community members.
Heather Dragan Tim Chenot
LES Principal LES Assistant Principal
Here is a November challenge for you: How long can you be still? This means that you are alone, no noise, no phone, no computer and no distractions. Just you. On top of this – try to empty your mind and think of nothing.....This practice of sitting alone without thought is called stillness. And it is incredibly beneficial for our mental health.
Finding time to be still is challenging, especially as we head into the fast-paced holiday season. During these holiday times, you have so many obligations – holiday parties, family gatherings, shopping, decorating, cooking – the list never ends. Often the last thing you are thinking about is doing something for yourself.
The benefits of stillness are many. They include things such as: reducing stress, improving your ability to let the small things go, anchoring you to being present, bringing greater clarity and perspective, improving your ability to sleep, as well as your overall health. And it might just allow us to be a little bit nicer to ourselves and others.
Along this same line, take time this November to listen to your home. Is it ever quiet? Is it ever still? Often, we leave the TV on all day and never really think about the constant noise it is making. Can we create moments in which our homes are still?
Do something for yourself this holiday season that will ultimately benefit both you and others. Learn to be still.
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
We have a parking lot! Right across the street from First Baptist Dayton our dream has been fulfilled. The parking lot that we have dreamed of for so long is now a reality. There are still a few finishing touches, but it’s already in use for church services and is being dedicated on Sunday, November 3. As a reminder, this is a church parking lot, and is for use only for church activities and with church permission. Thanks for your understanding.
Submitted by: Gail Myers
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 quick to put the glory on ourselves for the good times, forgetting to say thank you 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 coexists. 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 it takes to spread 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
Dayton Community News