District News

Congratulation to the LES Students/Stars of the Month
The Dayton Band Boosters Craft and Vendor Show
DMS/DHS Students of the Month

Dayton High School would like to congratulate our November Students of the Month. We also want to recognize our Artist/Athlete of the Month. These students will be recognized at our next Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, November 28th at 6:00. Congratulations Greendevils!


Kaydence Mullins - 7th Grade...
Lucas Hundemer - 8th Grade
Joseph Watson - 9th Grade
Jordynn Straub - 10th Grade
Jasmine Wardia - 11th Grade
Abby Coleman - 12th Grade
Rachel Holaday – Artist of the Month
Elizabeth Lukens - Athlete of the Month

HealthPoint Family Care, Hours of Operation

The School-Based Health Center days have changed this year. During the 2018-2019 school year, the School-Based Health Center will be open Monday and Thursday 7:30am - 4:00pm.

The School-Based Dental Center will be on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00am - 3:30pm.  Please note that this service will roate to other districts every two months.  Please call 859-655-6104 for availability.


Dayton Independent - HealthPoint Family Care flyer

Vocational School Orientation Night! Thursday, August 9th, at 6:00pm

Parents and students!  Vocational school orientation night is on Thursday, August 9th, from 6:00-7:00pm If you have questions or you'd like to get more information, contact Mrs. Embry at rian.embry@dayton.kyschools.us. 

7th Grade Orientation Night, Monday, August 6th, 6:00-7:00pm

Parents and students!  7th grade orientation night is on Monday, August 6th, from 6:00-7:00pm If you have questions or you'd like to get more information, contact Mrs. Embry at rian.embry@dayton.kyschools.us. 

Grades 9-12 MacBook Pickup & Information Sessions with Freshman Orientation

All 2018/2019 Dayton High School students in grades 9-12 can receive a MacBook laptop to use at school and at home!  Follow these two steps...

Student MacBook, pickup dates

All 2018/2019 Dayton High School students can receive a new MacBook laptop to use at school and at home!  Follow these two steps to receive your MacBook...

1. Register for one of the training sessions at this Signupgenius link.  Students MUST attend with a parent/guardian.  Sign up today.  Some sessions have limited seating so sign up today. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c44afa92ca7fa7-dayton 

2. Sign the responsible use agreement and pay the technology fee during your training session when you pick up your MacBook. The technology fee will be set during the July 25th board of education meeting and is not expected to exceed $25 per student.

Available Sessions:

     July 31st… 6:00pm (special session – receive $5 toward your technology fee!)

     August 1st… 11:00am, 2:00pm or 4:00pm

     August 7th… 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm or 6:00pm


What's special about the July 31st session?  The first session on July 31st will include a social media safety presentation. Students and parents will learn which apps are safe, which ones are not and how to stay safe online. Students in attendance at the first session will earn a voucher from Mrs. Chan for $5 off their technology fee!  Register today.  The first session will be limited to the first 45 students.

Hep A and Meningococcal Letters

New Kentucky requirements for Elementary School students - please download the Letter Here

New Kentucky requirements for middle school students - please download the Letter Here

Regulation requirements for High School students - please download the Letter Here

Dayton Middle and High School, Supply Lists

Click Here to download the full list of school supplies. 

Lincoln Elementary, 2018-2019 School Supply Lists

Lincoln Elementary School's supply lists now available.  Click Here to download all supply lists (K-6) in one file.

Dayton Preschool Supply Lists - Click Here to download

Student Issued Laptops, Grades 9 thru 12

Parents and Guardians,

Our district 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.  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.

Please take a moment complete this survey:



Dishwasher Machine - Invitation for Bid

Dayton High School serves a community of 400 students grades 7-12 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving meals through School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, and At Risk Supper through Child Adult Care Food Program, or CACFP. Dayton is accepting Bid Proposals for Dishwashing machine, with a bid opening date of June 22, 2018. Please find Dishwashing Bid Specifications attached here.

RFP - Energy Management Project

RFP Proposal Request

The Dayton Independent Schools Board of Education will receive Proposals from Qualified Providers for services to be provided under KRS 45A.352 – Guaranteed energy savings contracts involving local public agencies.

The intended Project is for the identification, design and implementation of energy conservation measures on a guaranteed energy savings contract basis. 

Click Here for the Full RFP

Summer Food Program

Dayton Independent Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

Dayton High School: June 4 – August 2

Breakfast 8:00 – 8:45 Monday – Friday; Lunch 11:15-12:15 Monday – Friday

Lincoln Elementary School: June 4 – August 2

Breakfast 8:45- 9:30 Monday – Friday; Lunch 11:45-12:45 Monday - Friday

Summer Learning Program

Dayton High School's Summer Learning Program is titled the "Globetrotter's Club".  Students in upcoming grades 7th - 11th were invited by special invitation during the last week of school (spaces are limited). The Globetrotter's Club is a free program that will run from June 11 through July 6, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.  During this summer's learning opportunity students will be immersed into a new cultural experience through exciting activities and field trips.  There will also be three interactive presentations called the Global Classroom, which are provided by the World Affairs Council (WAC) of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  The WAC will bring native experts from three different world regions to discuss life in their countries and to complete crafts native to the area the speaker is from.  Then students will have the amazing opportunity to compete for one of the top three prizes by presenting their culminating activity to judges from the WAC, which provides an authentic audience for Dayton's students. 

Graduating Class of 2018

We would like to congratulate the Class of 2018 for their hard work and determination.


Congratulations Class of 2018

Dayton High School Class of 2018 - 18 photo Dayton High School Class of 2018 - Group photo

We want to congratulate our students and staff on a wonderful 128th Commencement Program last night at Davis Field.

The achievements of this group are impressive! Here are just a few of the accomplishments this class has achieved since arriving at DHS:

* 9 Conference Athletic Team Titles
* ACT average of 20.3 (State average 19.3)
* Progressed District from a state ranking of 171/173 to 70/173
*From a Needs Improvement to a Proficient to a Distinguished Middle School
*From a Needs Improvement to a Proficient to a Distinguished High School
*From a Needs Improvement to a Proficient to a Distinguished District
*The earning of Gateway College Dual Credit has become the standard many students are striving towards.
*Paying it forward by being One to One Reading Coaches for Lincoln Elementary Students.
*Record number of students enrolled in Drug Free Clubs of America (nearly 50% of school)
*DHS being recognized as a Bronze Medal U.S. News and World Report High School (Top 30% in Nation)

We greatly appreciate our Seniors living out our mission to be Inspired, to be Engaged, and to be willing to always Grow!

We wish you the very best along life's journey! And as the Dayton High School Alma Mater says:

After we leave your halls,
Pass from your sheltering walls,
Still, while the warm world calls,
We'll think of you.

Keep Growing!

Cross Country Sign-ups

Cross Country sign-ups - see Coach Clifton for questions. For sign-up forms:

Lincoln Elementary Form: Click Here

Dayton MS/HS Form:  Click Here

School Closure - April 13, 2018

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed on Friday, April 13, 2018 due to a lack of sufficient substitute teachers.

Stay Engaged.

10th Annual Fine Arts Festival

Dayton High School will host the 10th Annual Fine Arts Festival on Thursday, April 12th from 5:30 - 7:30.  There will be Student Art Gallery and Sale, Band Concert and Color Guard, Drama Skits, Poetry, and Guitar.  You will be able to make and take art activities.  We will also provide a free dinner with proceeds going to St. Bernard's Food Pantry.  We hope to see you there!

Teachers Holding Walk-In before School, Friday March 30th

Show your love for your public school! This Friday, March 30th, Dayton Independent Schools teachers will be holding a walk-in before school to rally support for public education in Kentucky.

What is a walk-in? A walk-in is a peaceful gathering where people can express their ideas and concerns to their community. A walk-in allows teachers and staff to show support for public education without interrupting your students’ instruction.

Current budget proposals in the Kentucky legislature could have serious negative effects on YOUR school and YOUR students. Programs and staff will likely be cut if these proposals go through.

We are asking parents, students, and community members to join us if they would like to express their support for public education. We will meet outside both Lincoln Elementary and Dayton High School this Friday morning at 7:20am. We hope to line Greendevil Lane all the way from Lincoln to Dayton High School. Please wear RED to show support for public education, and you are welcome to bring a simple poster or sign (I love my public school, Honk if you support public ed, etc.). Please consider joining us and standing in solidarity as we fight for our schools and our students!

You can also voice your concerns to your legislators by calling the legislative message line at 800-372-7181.

NKCES and Northern Ky Superintendents, Op-Ed

The included Op-Ed was written collaboratively, and printed in Sunday’s Enquirer, by the 17 Northern Kentucky School Superintendents and the Executive Director of NKCES to support our great public schools in Kentucky.


NKCES OpEd Article - Graphic

Author Kristen Simmons visits Dayton HS

Special guest Ms. Kristen Simmons spoke to Dayton Middle/High School Students about her path to becoming an author. After, she did a book signing for those that purchased a book.

Author Kristen Simmons with Students

Author Kristen Simmons speaks to students

8th Grade Rapping PI - 2018

Dayton Middle School students rapping about PI on PI Day - Happy PI Day! 

Family Fun Night, Amazing Race

Family Fun Night, Amazing Race Flyer

RSVP Form with link

"What's So Cool About Manufacturing?"

Dayton Middle School GoPro Club

Dayton MS Go Pro Club PosterThe Dayton Middle School GoPro Club students spent a day with our business partner Armor.  Armor manufactures ink ribbon technology - the kind used to print expiration dates on food packaging like chip bags. Our students and Mrs. Boyers visited Armor, shot video and interviewed employees before editing the video for Dream it Do it.  Please take the time to vote on their video at the link below.  You can vote once a day.

Voting is March 5-7th please Click Read More below

"What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?"
Video Contest Awards Celebration

Thursday March 8, 2018, 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Northern Kentucky University Votruba Student Union Ballroom

Please join us as fifteen Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati Middle school teams and their Advanced Manufacturing partners will be recognized for their outstanding work creating profile videos answering the question, “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?”  

WLWT Channel 5 News Anchor Courtis Fuller will serve as the Master of Ceremony. Light refreshments will be provided and parking is free in the Kenton Garage on Kenton Drive.

Office 365 Email Migration

Teachers, Staff, Administrators, and Students:

The email migration is finishing up with the OneDrive content.  Email service has been restored.  Please follow the Post Migration steps in the directions website 

Click Here for Progress and directionshttp://www.dayton.kyschools.us/Content2/324

Meet Author Kristen Simmons

Author visit - Kristen Simmons photoStudents may purchase her book(s) at a discounted price and then have her sign them in the school library after her presentation.  All books must be preordered so that we can get them in before her visit.  Order forms and payment are due to Ms. Boyers, the school librarian, by Friday, Feb. 23.  There will be no extra books for sale the day of the event.  All books MUST be preordered.  [click here for order form]

Make-Up Days

Good afternoon! This message is to inform you that Dayton Independent Schools will be in school this Friday Feb. 16th and Monday Feb. 19th. These are two of the makeup days that we will be using this year. School will also now be in session on March 16th as well.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ron Kinmon, Director of Student Services
Dayton Independent Schools.

Spelling Bee Winners - 2018

School Spelling Bee Winner - C. Chambers

 C. Chambers - School Spelling Bee Winner - 2018

Class Spelling Bee Winners:

Group Photo - Spelling Bee classroom winners


The following students participated in the 2018 Spelling Bee on February 6: 

4th Grader from Mrs. Sceifres class... Emily Hall
4th Grader from Mrs Schwierjohann's class... Hailey McVey
4th Grader from Miss Anderson's class... Lavery Hollingsworth

5th grader from Miss Centers' class... Rielee Chokie
5th grader from Mrs. Clayton's class... Kevin Buemi
5th grader from Mr. Clifton's class...Charlie Chambers

6th grader from Mrs. Burnette's class... Kayla Butcher
6th grader from Mrs. Ellison's class... Sammy Garcia
6th grader from Mrs. Hagaman's class... Illijah Maines

Congratulations goes to 5th grader Charlie Chambers  who won the 2018 Spelling Bee held at Lincoln Elementary. Charlie moves on to the final local Spelling Bee on March 17, 2018 at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy at 2 pm.

Schools - Closed today February 7th

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, February 7, due to icy conditions.

Yearbooks, Now on Sale

The 2017-2018 yearbooks are now on sale!  The starting cost is $45 for each yearbook.  There are extras that you can order that will increase the cost, such as having your name printed on it.  Sales will end on April 27, 2018.


Click here to purchase your yearbook:   https://yearbookforever.com/#


Yearbook Flyer - Click Here

Dayton Independent Schools, closed today

Due to inclement weather, Dayton Independent Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  Be safe and stay warm.

Schools Closed Today, January 8th

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed today due to icy roads and hazardous sidewalks.

School is Back in Session, January 5th

Good news!  Good news!  Good news!  We are excited to announce that Dayton Independent Schools will be open tomorrow (Friday, January 5).

We greatly appreciate everyone's understanding during this time period.

We look forward to Inspiring, Engaging, and Growing together in the New Year!

Dayton Schools to be closed for Staff and Students

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed for students and staff on Thursday, January 4th due to continued complications caused by a water main break.  All high school evening athletic activities will continue as scheduled.  This school day will be made up on Friday, February 16th, as this is the first make-up day in the school calendar.

School Closed for Students, Teachers and Staff to report

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed for students on Wednesday, January 3rd due to a water main break.  Teachers and staff are to report for a work day on this day.

Holiday Celebration - 2017

Watch us Live - 12/15/2017 at 1:00pm 


Honor Roll Students - Quarter 1

Honor Roll Students Quarter 1 - Page 1

Honor Roll Students - Quarter 2 - Page 2

Super Honor Roll Students - Quarter 1

Dayton HS Quarter 1 Super Honor Roll


Party in the Park, Postponed

Hello everyone!

Due to many reasons we have decided to postpone our party in the park on October 21st and combine with the city in efforts to reach more community members for another Winter Concert. The date and location are still TBD, but it will fall on a weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will keep everyone updated as soon as we decide on the details!

Thank you for your understanding and continual support!

Go Band!

Burning of the Tiger

We will have our annual Burning of the Tiger on Thursday, October 12th about 8:00pm - 8:15pm.  Please come out and support our Greendevils as we host Bellevue High School this Friday night - Battle for the Paddle (also Senior Night).  Go Devils!

The Healthy Families Series

The Healthy Families Series - Flyer

CERT testing begins on Monday, Oct 2nd

Dayton Middle/High School will have CERT Testing beginning on Monday, October 2nd.  Our middle school will test out of their content related classes Monday - Wednesday.  All High School testing will take place on Tuesday, October 3rd.  CERT testing influences students' class schedules.  Please encourage your child to get a good night of sleep, eat a breakfast, be on time for school, and to give their very best effort on CERT Testing. 

Dayton Band Concert


Hello everyone!

Due to many reasons we have decided to postpone our party in the park on October 21st and combine with the city in efforts to reach more community members for another Winter Concert. The date and location are still TBD, but it will fall on a weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will keep everyone updated as soon as we decide on the details!

Thank you for your understanding and continual support!


Go Band!

Dayton High School Band Concert - Saturday Sept. 30

Important Notice Regarding Solar Eclipse and Extended School Day...Dismissal at 3:50 PM on Monday, August 21

As many of you know, next Monday, August 21, we will experience a near total solar eclipse from approximately 1:00-4:00 pm. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely covers the sun. While we are not located in the area for a total eclipse, we will still be able to view 93% of totality.
This will be an extraordinary educational opportunity for our students as the last solar eclipse occurred in the USA in 1918. I know many of our schools have already planned special activities or lessons for this day to accompany the event. While the event is extremely exciting for our students, we must also acknowledge the importance of proper eye safety. Our district has purchased NASA-approved, ISO-certified viewing glasses for all students and staff members to help us navigate this day safely. Like any other day, looking directly into the sun without proper protection can damage eye tissue; this becomes much more of a risk when looking at the sky to see an eclipse. Normally, our bodies instinctively protect us from harm via reflexive squinting/blinking and constriction of our pupils in response to the brightness of the sun. During an eclipse, however, the shadow created makes it dark enough to fool our body's natural defense mechanisms, and partial but permanent eye damage may occur without proper eyewear for viewing the eclipse. The risk of eye damage is present for the entire eclipse....


The Dayton Family Resource Center and Youth Services Center are hosting a district wide Readifest at Lincoln on August 9th from 1-3 p.m. Community agencies will be in attendance providing information on their resources. Students will receive school supplies, clothing, haircut coupons, and schedules (grades 8-12).

Lincoln Elementary Open Houses

**Important Dates**

LES Open House- Thursday, August 10th, 5:30-7pm (grades 1-6)

Kindergarten Open House- Monday, August 14th, 5:30-7pm

Preschool Open House- Tuesday, August 29th, 5:30-7pm

7th grade parent and student orientation night on August 8th

6:00 - 7:00pm

Class of 2017 Graduation

Congratuations to the Class of 2017!

Graduation May 26, 2017

Dayton Preschool Celebrations

Dayton Preschool Celebration Program. 

Morning Program

Afternoon Program

Summer Learning Program

Dayton Middle School and Dayton High School will be offering a Summer Learning Program (SLP) again this year and we have paired up with the DASH program for even more summer fun! Students are invited to join us for programs in Writing, Reading, and Math, followed by a variety of field trips to use what we have learned. Trips include Electrofishing at Thomas More Biology Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Museum, and Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in addition to 5 more trips through the DASH program. The program will run for six weeks beginning the week of June 12, 2017 and ending on July 28, 2017.   Note:  The program will be closed on July 4 and the week of July 17- 21   The daily times are 10:00a – 12:30p Monday – Friday. Daily schedule:  Reading 45 minutes, Writing 45 minutes, Math 45 minutes. Breakfast is available from 9:00a – 10:00a daily and lunch is available between 12:00p - 1:00p daily. 

*Please refer to the flyers for D.A.S.H dates and times.

You can register for the Summer Learning Program and the DASH program here

Seniors Walk Lincoln Elementary Halls

The Dayton High School Senior Class of 2017 walks to Lincoln Elementary School to showcase their accomplishments; showing Lincoln Elementary students that they can do it too.  Lincoln Elementary School students holds signs up for the Class of 2017 as they pass through the halls.

Class of 2017 walk to Lincoln Class of 2017 walking to Lincoln, passing 6th grade
Seniors walking the halls of Lincoln Elementary Students holding signs for Class or 2017


Academic Awards

Dayton Middle/High School will host our academic awards program for underclassmen on Friday, May 19th.  The high school awards program for grades 9-11 will begin at approximately 8:20 a.m. in the gymnasium.  Our middle school awards program will follow and begin at approximately 9:30 in the gymnasium.  Any student receiving an award will be notified on Wednesday, May 17th, so parents will be made aware.  You will need to check with your son/daughter to see if they are receiving an award.  Please arrive and enter through the cafeteria doors if you plan on attending the academic awards program.  You will not need to check in at the main office.  We look forward to celebrating our students academic achievements with family and friends. 

Senior Award Night

CORRECTION: Dinner is only for the graduates and two of their guests.  Everyone is welcome to attend the awards program.

Dayton High School will host our Senior Night awards program on Tuesday, May 23rd.  A dinner will be served at 6:00p in the cafeteria for the graduates and two of their guests.  We will move to the gymnasium for the awards program at 7:00p.  We look forward to celebrating our seniors for their academic achievements with family and friends. 

For dinner, RSVP deadline was May 10th. Please contact Mrs. Embry  ( rian.embry@dayton.kyschools.us ) with any questions or concerns.

Dayton Talent Show

The Dayton Talent Show will be streamed to YouTube Live! 7:00pm


Dayton Talent Show

Dayton HS sponsored Blood Drive

Dayton HS Sponsors Hoxworth Blood Drive - Flyer

The National Honor Society and Educators Rising would like to invite our community to participate with us to save lives through blood donation!  The students have requested that the May 3rd blood drive have extended hours in order to allow members of our community to also participate from 3pm-5:30pm.  Appointments are available!

DHS SBDM Parent Nomination Form

Dayton High School Site Base Decision Making Council Parent Nomination Form - 2017-18

Yearbook Sale EXTENDED!


Due to many requests, we have extended the yearbook sale to end THIS FRIDAY! After Friday, you will not be able to order a 2016 - 2017 yearbook! You can order them through yearbookforever.com or by contacting Ms. Webster (sarah.webster@dayton.kyschools.us). There are also forms in the Front Office. Payments are due May 17th!


Senior Parents/Guardians,

Please make sure you order your Senior Shout Out this week (This is your chance to tell your senior how proud you are and show off those CUTE baby pictures. Prices start at $10)! Also, yearbook orders with names on them will only be accepted until Friday! Thank you for your continued support! 

The Little Mermaid

Join us for The Little Mermaid on April 21st and 22nd at Lincoln Elementary!

Little Mermaid Jr Flyer - April 21st and April 22nd at Lincoln Elementary

6th Grade Trip to Frankfort

On March 15th our 6th grade class went on a field trip to Frankfort. The trip included a tour of our current state Capitol building, a tour of the KY History Museum, and a tour of the Old State Capitol. The students learned new things about the three levels of government which govern our state, as well as interesting facts and information from the history of our state from prehistoric time up to current day. 

6th Grade pictured in front of Capital Building, Frankfort, KY

ACT on March 21st! ACT
On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, your junior son or daughter will be taking the ACT (American College Test) at Dayton High School. The Kentucky Department of Education is providing this opportunity free of cost for all 11th grade students throughout the Commonwealth. The scores on the ACT exam will count as the official and required pre-admission testing for most colleges and universities.
This testing day is very important and below are a few tips that will help your student perform to his/her fullest potential:
• Make sure they get plenty of sleep (think 8-9 hours) the night before the ACT, as well as the week leading up to the test
• Eat a good breakfast the morning of the test. Avoid sugar, which can cause a brief energy rush but then send you crashing. Make sure to hydrate with a few glasses of water.
• Make sure they get an early start to the day to get their blood flowing and their brain functioning.
Testing will begin at approximately 8:15 a.m. Your student should arrive early if they would like to have breakfast at school before the test begins and any student arriving after the test begins, will not be allowed to participate.

Unfortunately, due to a scheduling issue the Drama Camp scheduled for March 18th has been cancelled. 

Professional Development Day


The Professional Development site has been updated.  To access, Click Employees and then Professional Development. The direct link is: http://www.dayton.kyschools.us/Content2/246

Family Literacy Night

Lincoln Elementary School - Literacy Night Flyer

Dayton Parents with children Birth to 5 years old

Attention all Dayton Parents with children Birth to 5 years old. Please complete this survey to help us continue to GROW!!!


Inspiring Bright Futures image

Washington DC Trip - Cancelled

It saddens me to announce that with the first payment deadline just a few short days away, the 8th/9th grade Washington DC trip does not look  like its going to happen.  As of today I only have five people who have made any payment and the travel company is in dire need of payments in order to reserve accommodations.  So unfortunately, I am making the difficult decision to cancel the Washington DC trip for the 2016-2017 school year.  Any person who has made payments towards the trip will be receiving a refund check within the next week.

Thank You for Your Understanding,

Mrs. Beth Fields-Hunt

Parent/Student Mobile App

Having troubles with the Infinite Campus Mobile App?

Infinite Campus Mobile App - error

Try these steps:

  1. Log out
  2. Select Change District
  3. Put in the exact same District ID VVWSSH
  4. Log back in with the same username and password
Infinite Campus, Back Online

Teachers, Students, Parents, Guardians, and Administrators:

Infinite Campus portals are now back online.  The new web addresses have been updated on our site. Parents and Students for quick reference, the Parent/Student portal is as follows:  https://kyede3.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/dayton.jsp  Please update your favorites with this new web address.

6th Grade - Holiday Bounce

6th Grade students doing the Holiday Bounce during the 2016 Holiday Celebration

Great job 6th grade students!

Holiday Celebration 2016

Broadcasted Live - December 21, 2016 at 9:00am.

Due to a network connection issue to YouTube, the last two acts were not recorded.  These two acts have been recorded by a viewer and we are working to get these videos. They will be published to the Dayton Independent Schools YouTube channel and shared here; and on our Facebook Page.

Thank you to all of the performers and guests!


Students Sign Pledge Allegiance

Ms. Woughter's class signing the Pledge of Allegiance.


Local Business sponsors First Grade Students

We are always grateful for others who think of our little devils at the holidays. A Northern Kentucky business sponsored our entire first grade class and delivered presents to them today off their wish lists! As you can see, we had a lot of happy first grade students today and many appreciative adults.


Infinite Campus Outage - Dec. 23 - 29th
Parents, Guardians, and Students:

This is a reminder about our Infinite Campus outage over the break:

Over winter break, Infinite Campus will not available from December 23, 2016 starting at 4:00pm through December 29, 2016 ending at 5:00pm. This includes both the App and the Parent/Student Portals. During this period, Infinite Campus will be migrating our Student Information System to new servers. The only changes will be a different web address (URL) and District ID – for the mobile app. The current District ID for the mobile app will continue to work. The new District ID will be published into the Parent and Student Portal on December 30, 2016 for easy access. The new web address will be updated on our web site after this migration is completed. Your username and password will continue to work after the migration is completed.

Also, the security settings have recently changed for the Forgot My Password and Forgot My Username. Photos are no longer required to recover your username or password.
Infinite Campus down - Dec. 23rd to Dec. 29th

Parents, Guardians, and Students

Over winter break, Infinite Campus will not available from December 23, 2016 through December 29, 2016.  During this period, Infinite Campus will be migrating our Student Information System to new servers. The only changes will be a different web address (URL) and District ID – for the mobile app.  The current District ID for the mobile app will continue to work.  The new District ID will be published into the Parent and Student Portal after December 29, 2016 for easy access.  The new web address will be updated on our web site after this migration is completed.

Your username and password will continue to work after the migration is completed.

Also, the security settings have recently changed for the Forgot My Password and Forgot My Username. Photos are no longer required to recover your username or password.

DHS/DMS project update!

We wanted to provide everyone with an update on the Dayton High School Construction Project that is getting ready to start a 1.6 million dollar building project. There have been several questions asked about the status of the project and when it will be completed. The Board of Education accepted the bid for the project from Leo Brielmaier Co. on October 13th. We met with their company and several of their sub-contractors last Thursday to discuss timelines and other details of the project. We are excited to say that they will start construction around Nov. 14th and are expected to complete the project by July 1st , 2017.

We want to remind everyone that funding for this project comes from state building funds that can only be used for building improvements. In 2013 we used this same pool of money to make 1.3 million to Lincoln Elementary School where we added a secure entrance, new floors, new restrooms, new Smartboard technology, new gym floor, and much more....

Click Read More below to get full article.

Front view of High School - image Side view of High School - Image

aerial view of plan - image aerial view of plan - image

Senior Haunted House

Senior Hanted House Flyer - Click More for more information

Dayton MS and HS Rated Distinguished

Dayton Middle and High School were rated distinguished.  Visit our Celebration page at: http://www.dayton.kyschools.us/Content/274

There, you will connect with our Youtube Live feed of the Celebration.

Special Election: Minority Representation on SBDM

Public Notice:

Nominations are being accepted for a special minority parent member election. Nominations must be submitted to the school’s main office no later than Wednesday, October 26th, at 3:00 pm. A nomination form and parent letter is available on our web site, http://tinyurl.com/jkkqvcr . Nominations for this council seat must meet minority criteria. The special election will take place on Wednesday, November 16th, from 7:30am-4:30pm in the main office. Please contact the school administration with any questions at 292-7486.

Preschool Partnership Grant!

Car Wash Fundraiser!

Clever Login - Compass Learning Missing

Students and Parents utilizing Compass Learning - Updated

The issue with the Missing Application - icons - has been corrected.  Please use the Clever Portal login (https://www.clever.com/in/daytonisdky ) to access all available appplications.

School Report Card Shows DHS/DMS Distinguished and District Proficient

Here We GROW Again!  DHS/DMS Distinguished Schools

District is a Kentucky Proficient District

Results from our spring 2016 assessments are in and the news is fabulous.  For the first time our District has been named a Kentucky Proficient District and our High School and Middle School have earned the highest standard, being named Kentucky Distinguished Schools.  Our Elementary school showed continued progress and improved their overall accountability score by 0.7 and is only 1.7 points from reaching the proficiency level.

We are very proud of the effort of our students, staff, and community to reach these high levels of achievement.  Our students have worked hard and are seeing that they can learn at high levels when they put their minds to it.  Our staff have inspired and engaged students at all levels.  Inspired and engaged students equal positive growth and we are clearly seeing the results.

We also want to take a moment to thank our community, parents, and families for trusting us and working with us to grow forward. 

Together we GROW forward!

Respectfully submitted,

Jay Brewer

Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools

CERT Testing

CERT Testing Monday October 3rd to Wednesday October 5th


Paying for College 101

Dayton Middle and High School Open House

Bus Transportation Reminder

A quick reminder that beginning with the 2016-17 School year, Dayton Independent Schools will be a Special Needs only transportation district.  The district will no longer provide bussing services to and from school for any other students.  The district will continue to provide bus services for field trips and athletic events when needed.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call Ron Kinmon at 491-6565.


Ron Kinmon

Director of Student Services

DHS Registration Information

LES Open House Events

West Side Story Activities, Dinner, & a Play

Join Us at Dayton High School, on Friday, July 29th, for a learning experience you are sure to remember!

Activities, Dinner, and a Play

Free Event from 5pm - 10:30pm

Permission Slips are in the front office and due Wednesday, July 27th


We are excited to launch our new web site.  Our new web site is mobile ready - so you can access our web site on any mobile device; phone or tablet.  Our website can be accessed from the SchoolPointe Stay Connected App (free from the app store).

Apple IOS:       

Google Android:   

After installing this Free APP, Go to Settings, Select District, and select Dayton Independent School District. The app will give you quick access to Events and News from the schools and district.

Dayton Readifest

Need school supplies? What to register for the School Based Health & Dental Plans?

Come to Dayton High School gym on August 4th from 1pm - 3pm for Dayton Readifest!

Lincoln Elementary Supply Lists

The Class supply lists are now available.  Please click on the Read More below to see the entire list.

MS and HS School Supply Lists

The teacher's supply lists are now available online. Please click Read More below to get the entire list.

New Website Coming Soon!

Our website is changing!

On July 21, 2016, we will be launching our new web site that will include our Facebook and Twitter feeds.  We will be providing access to a Mobile App that allows our website to be viewed from mobile devices.


Lincoln Elementary School Principal Selection Survey

Lincoln Elementary School is in the process of hiring a new school principal and we are seeking your input. Please click the link to complete the survey:


Dayton High School Principal Selection Survey

Dayton High School and Dayton Middle School are in the process of hiring a new school principal and we are seeking your input. Please click the link to complete the survey:


LES SBDMC Seeks Parent Members




We are seeking one parent to serve on the Lincoln Elementary School Based Decision Making Council (SBDMC) for a one year term – July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

New Council members will receive a six hour training to prepare them for their role on council. The council meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Library throughout the year, with some special meetings added to the calendar as needed.

The school council decides on school policies, works on the allocation of staff, plans budgets and curriculum.

Qualifications:  The parent council member shall be a parent, stepparent, foster parent, or legal guardian of a student attending this school during the council member’s term of office.  The parent is ineligible if he/she is an employee or a relative of an employee of Lincoln Elementary or the Central Office, is a member of the local Board of Education or married to a School Board member.

Eligible candidates who would like to serve on council should fill out this short nomination form  and return it to the school office.

Nomination forms must be turned in by Tuesday, June 21 2016.  A sample ballot will be posted on the school website and the LES Facebook page on Wednesday, June 22. The election will take place on Wednesday, June 29 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm in the school’s main office.

Thank you in advance for your commitment to the students of Lincoln Elementary School.  You can make a difference.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016

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Congratulations Class of 2016!

Summer Reading Newsletter

Summer Reading Program - The Dayton High School Library is kicking off some summer reading fun on June 6, 2016.

Free Dyslexia Screening

DHS Garden Plant Sale

Available starting now.  Please contact Lisa Klette if you have any questions.


Plastic grocery bags FULL of dayliliy seedlings (various colors and sizes) $5 each

Named daylilies $3 to $5 a clump

Iris $1 to $5.  Everything from miniatures to tall bearded

Black eyed Susan's $3. Regular and miniature sized blooms

Cone flowers $3. Magnum (lav. purple)

Strawberry plants $1 each (June bearing)

Chameleon plant $3 grocery bag full

Missouri primrose ( pale pink and white) $2 a bag full

Columbine ( shades of pink and pale purple) $2 


Girls Soccer Meeting

Big Bad Musical

The Dayton Drama Devils proudly presents The Big Bad Musical.

Kindergarten Kick Off

Varsity and JV girls’ basketball games - Cancelled

Tonight’s Varsity and JV girls’ basketball games vs. Lexington Sayre have been cancelled.  Please remember Dayton Independent will have school on Wednesday, February 17.


This message is from Jay Brewer, Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools:

As many of you are aware our school district received a threat that concerned our district administrators and city police department enough to decide to close school for today, Tuesday, February 16. The Dayton Police Department has been successful in identifying the source of the threat and has now apprehended a juvenile suspect and has them in custody. Dayton Police Department has also worked with regional police departments to determine that all school buildings are safe and secure for our students and staff at this time.
We want to let everyone know that all evening games for tonight will be played as scheduled and school will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17. Student and staff safety and security will continue to be our first priority.
If you have any questions, please call 859-491-6565

This message is from Jay Brewer, Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools. 

Our school district has received a threat that has concerned our district administrators and city police department enough to decide to close school for today, Tuesday, February 16. We want to let everyone know that the safety and security of our students and staff is our first priority. The Dayton Police Department was successful in identifying the source of the threat, however the individual has not be apprehended at this time.  Dayton Police Department has worked with regional police departments to determine that all school buildings are safe and secure for our students and staff at this time.  However, at this point we are going close school for today, February 16.

We will continue to work with our local and regional police departments on this event and will communicate additional information as our efforts progress.  Again, Dayton Independent Schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 16 due to a concern for student and staff safety. 

If you have any questions, please call 859-491-6565


4th Grade Gives Back

Our 4th Graders show how they can give back by collecting over 270 canned foods for the St. Bernard Food Pantry. Great Job!  

Thank you to every one for helping our 4th grade collect 277 (and counting) cans for St. Bernard Food Pantry.


Dayton Kindergarten Readiness Improving

Dayton Independent Schools' kindergarten readiness scores are showing great improvements.  Just two years ago, 27.7 percent of the students were ready to start their kindergarten class. In 2015, the percentage jumped to 52 percent.  Read more on this trend on the Northern Kentucky Tribune site:  Read More Here

Senior Chipotle Fundraiser

Next Monday, January 25th from 7-10pm, DHS Seniors will receive 50% of all sales at the Chipotle in Newport, Kentucky.  Please physically or electronically present the attached flyer at checkout.


As you may know, the Class of 2016 is raising funds for a Senior Class trip to New York City.  All help is greatly appreciated!

Free Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccine

With the report of known cases of whooping cough at Bellevue schools,  the Northern Kentucky Health Department is offering FREE pertussis vaccines for all Bellevue, Dayton and Newport residents (staff, family and students) at Grandview Elementary on 1/25 from 3-6.

Schools Closed due to Weather

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed today, January 20, 2016 due to inclement weather. 

All athletic events and the Special Board meeting are cancelled for tonight.

Baseball Fundraiser

The Dayton baseball team is selling window decals!  These decals are perfect for your car or home window.  Please help us in our pursuit of new uniforms and display your Dayton pride to the world!

 The price of these decals are:

5” = $10


10” = $20


To order now:

Please contact one of the players directly or you can contact Coach Fussinger by email: justin.fussinger@dayton.kyschools.us

~ checks should be made out to Dayton High School

Wrestling Team, Fundraiser

The Lincoln Elementary School Wrestling Team is currently selling Donatos Pizza/Sub Cards to raise money for uniforms and tournament entry fees. The cards include 8 free pizzas and 4 free subs; no expiration. If interested in purchasing a card and supporting the team, please email Mr. Schwartz. The cards are $10 and the wrestling team receives 70% of the profit. Thank you in advance for your support.


Dayton High School Seniors Spend the Afternoon Christmas Shopping

Dayton High School Seniors Spend the Afternoon Christmas Shopping

As part of a community service project, Dayton High School Seniors designed and performed in a Halloween haunted house at the Dayton YMCA Teen Center this past October.  With this event and other fundraising, our 2016 Senior Class raised $1500. Seniors when shopping for those Lincoln Elementary School students that would otherwise go without a Christmas gift this Christmas Season.



More photos on our Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/DaytonHSKY/



Dayton High School Seniors Fundraiser

The Class of 2016 is fundraising for their Senior Class Trip to New York City.  Snappy Tomato Pizza in Ft. Thomas will donate 15% of sales to DHS seniors on December 8th!

Dayton Drama Club - Fundraiser at Chipotle

Boy's Basketball Spirit Wear Sale

The boys basketball team will be selling spirit wear for the upcoming season through Friday, November 20th. All proceeds will benefit the student/athletes of the program. If interested in buying a shirt, sweatshirt, sweatpants or shorts contact Billy Rogg or Brian Volpenhein through the high school’s main office.

DHS Seniors Snappy Tomato Fundraiser

The Class of 2016 is fundraising for their Senior Class Trip to New York City.  Snappy Tomato Pizza in Ft. Thomas will donate 15% of sales to DHS seniors starting Tuesday, November 10th!

Haunted House Discovered

Need a Fright?  Come and get a scare to support the Dayton High School Senior Class in raising money for Christmas gifts for the children at Lincoln Elementary that are in need.

Here We GROW Again!

Here We GROW Again!!

Congratulations to our students, staff, and families on another GREAT year! Please click the Read More link to see the exciting news about our latest academic growth!


Football game postponed until Saturday night.

Tonight's football game vs. Pendleton County has been postponed due to weather until tomorrow (Saturday night).  The game will kick off at 8:00 PM at historic Davis Field in Dayton!

Go Greendevils!!

LES Picture Day

Lincoln Picture Day will be on Tuesday, September 22nd.  Picture envelopes will go home with students on Monday, August 31st.

LES Mumkins, Mumsters, and Mums Sale

LES is selling Mumkins, Mumsters, and Mums from September 4-18th to help raise money for the student activities.  If you are interested please contact Connie Levy at 859-292-7492.

Free Family Photos; Post Pone

Due to district teacher opening day tomorrow and other priorities to prepare for student opening day on August 12th, we have decided to post pone our Free Family Photos scheduled for tomorrow, August 7th. We will be rescheduling for another fall date. We look forward to seeing all of our families soon.

Northern Kentucky Harvest's 15th annual Backpacks & Breakfast

Northern Kentucky Harvest's 15th annual Backpacks & Breakfast will be held on August 15, 2015 from 9:00a - 11:00a at Goebel Park in Covington.

District Parent Survey

The mission of Dayton Independent Schools is to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our Students.  In an effort to continually improve we need feedback on how we are doing.  On our district website you will find a short survey (20 questions) that we would like to take.  This survey can be found on our district webpage under the link on the left hand column labeled District Survey.  The survey we would like you to take is titled District Parent Survey.   The survey can also be found on our main page under District News and on our District Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/DaytonISDky 

Here is direct link to the survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GD66H2H

We would appreciate you completing this survey by Friday, August 14. 

We greatly appreciate your continued support of our schools.


Local Restaurant supports Chess Program

It's a restaurant cash mob! Support a local business by coming out to dinner at Buona Vita in Dayton, KY on Thursday, July 23, from 5:00pm to closing.

Our good neighbors will be donating a portion of the profits to the Dayton Independent Schools Chess Program.

Make your strategic move by going to Buona Vita and helping us support two great causes!

Davis Field Clean up Day

Volunteers needed!!

When:  July 18, 2015 from  9 am to 1 pm

We will be doing painting and general cleaning at Davis Field. Come out and help Dayton Schools and support our athletic teams!

Bornlearning Academy

School Based Health Center, Open Thursday July 16th

The School Basec Health Center (SBHC) will be open from 8:00am to 3:00pm on Thursday, July 16, 2015.  If you know of any student or athlete who is in need of a physical, sports physical, immunization or check-up, please contact Lincoln Elementary and ask for Gina, so we can get them on the schedule.  If you are a coach, please remind your athletes to have the KHSAA physical form filled out before they come.  If they are not already signed up for the SBHC, they will need to have those forms filled out as well.

Free Skechers Shoes

Dayton High School Supply Lists

The Dayton High School 2015 - 2016 school year supply lists are now available. Click the Read More link for the entire list.

Dayton Middle School Supply Lists

The Dayton Middle School 2015 - 2016 school year supply lists are now available. Click the Read More for the entire list.

Lincoln Elementary School Supply Lists

School Supply lists for the 2015-2016 school year is now available below.

Please click the Read More link to view the entire list.


Garden Plant Sale
Dayton High School - Garden Plant Sale
Many of the beautiful plants need thinned in the school garden.  This is your chance to support Dayton High School and get great new perennial plants for your garden!
Daylilies - both named cultivars and seedlings starting at $3 a clump and most selling for $5 a clump.
Iris - tall bearded and a few miniatures for $3-5 a clump
Coneflowers and black eyed Susan's $3 each
Mornings and evenings are the best time for us to dig your plants.  Please contact Lisa Klette through the school office (859) 292-7486 or by e-mail lisa.klette@Dayton.kyschools.us to arrange a time. Go Big Green!
New Summer Food Hours

New Summer Hours for Breakfast and Lunch

Starting on Monday, June 29 our summer hours will be:


Breakfast: 9am – 11am
Lunch: Noon – 2 pm

Breakfast and lunch are free to all students 18 and under. Every Monday the Campbell County library is here during the lunch time with different activities.

7th Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Middle School students give their summer reading suggestions in a video to their classmates.

Click this link to go to the Youtube video

Camp Learn-A-Lot, Boating

First graders have been participating in Camp Learn-A-Lot during the last week of school and are working to earn badges.  Today they worked to earn their Boat Badge--they constructed boats and tested their buoyancy. Such fun!!

Academic Awards Program

This Friday, May 22 nd we will be hosting an academic awards program for Dayton Middle and High School.   The middle school academic awards program will begin at 1:00 in the high school gymnasium.   The high school academic awards program will follow immediately after in the gymnasium at 2:00.   If you plan on attending please enter in the back of the building through the cafeteria doors.   Doors will be open beginning at 12:45.   We encourage all parents and family members to attend this celebration.  Go Devils!

District Wide Professional Development Day

Today, we Engage in a district wide Professional Development. Click HERE to get to the Professional Development site that contains the Matrix, Agenda, and electronic hand-outs.

Knight of Chess Tournament held at Lincoln Elementary

The Knight of Chess Tournament was held at Lincoln Elementary on Friday May 8, 2015.  Players from Bellevue Independent, Dayton Independent, and Fort Thomas Independent competed in four rounds of intense battling - Knight vs Knight; Bishop vs Queen; and ultimately the opposing King was captured.

View the Photo Gallery - A special thank you to Jim Seward of Bellevue Independent for taking the photos.

May 1 - School Lunch Hero Day

Its a bird..... No its a plane.... No, its Dayton Schools own Jan Crone. Today is SCHOOL LUNCH HERO Day, and we at Dayton Schools think Jan Crone is OUR  SUPER HERO.  One of the  things Jan works very hard at is finding delicious and nutritious  meals , so all of her sidekick lunch ladies can prepare a great meal for the students and staff. Just another GREAT  example of  Go, Grow, and Inspire !!! 

Kids Voting Civic Leadership Award

Congratulations to Dayton High School 10th grader Noelle Brooks for being selected to receive the Kids Voting Civic Leadership Award.

The Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday, April 29th at the Radisson Riverfront in Covington. 

Her hard work, positive attitude, and commitment to her school, community, and academics is inspiring. 

Congratulations Noelle!

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Beauty and the Beast, Jr

Dayton Middle School Scheduling Night

Dayton High School invites all 6th and 7th grade students and their parents/guardians on April 21 at 5:30 to learn about scheduling, meet the teachers, and extracurricular activities that are available to Middle School students.

School Based Dental Center - Opens April 8!

Dayton Schools has partnered with Healthpoint to offer Dental Services.

Cast your Vote or Nomination for SBDM


REQUIREMENT FOR SITTING ON THE COMMITTEE: The nominated person has to be a parent or legal guardian of a student in the middle/high school.

Nominations for the Site Based Decision Making (SBDM) Committee are being held from Monday, April 6, 2015 through Thursday, April 9, 2015. Nominations will cease at 3PM on April 9, 2015.

Nomination forms are available in the middle/high school office. There will be a box in the middle/high school office to place your nominations in.

Voting will be held on April 20, 2015 through April 23, 2015. Voting will cease on April 23, 2015 at 3PM. There will be a box in the middle/high school office to place your votes in.

The Dayton Booster Club will count the votes and inform the middle/high school principal of the top 2 winners within 24 hours of the close of the election.

College Signing Day

Dayton High School will be hosting College Signing Day for our seniors on Friday, March 27th.  The ceremony will begin at 1:45 in the gymnasium.  Our seniors will be recognized in  front of the whole school as they share with us the college they have chosen.  We are very proud of our senior class!  Go Devils!

Chess Team at Queen City Classic

The Lincoln Elementary Chess Team (33 students participated) enjoyed a great day on Saturday.  Competing against many chess teams from around the USA the Lincoln teams fared very well.

Lincoln’s 2nd grade team finished third overall, the 3rd grade team finished fourth overall and the 4th grade team finished sixth overall.  Also, several players were awarded individual trophies.

This was Lincoln’s second year competing.  The students who attended last year finished higher in the standings than they did the previous year.  There is no doubt that the students are making continuous progress.

- Mr. Ed Long

Find more photos at our facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/LincolnElementaryKY

Cris Collinsworth Pro Scan t-shirt Design Contest Winner

Congratulations to Lincoln Elementary School's 4th grader, Gabrielle Francis, on winning the Cris Collinsworth Pro Scan t-shirt design contest for the Queen City Classic Chess tournament. Gabrielle’s design was selected from hundreds of others. She will be recognized at the tournament this Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium. Way to GROW!!

Literacy Night, rescheduled to March 12, 2015

Dayton Schools - Closed

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed today, March 5, 2015 due to inclement weather.

After School Events Cancelled

All after school and evening activities will be cancelled for Dayton Independent Schools for Wednesday evening due to the Winter Storm Warning.  This includes the cancellation of all YMCA 21st Century programs. 

6th Grade Lady Devils plays in Championship

The 6th Grade Lady Devils play Newport Middle at 9:00a at Sharp Middle School (35 Wright Road, Butler, KY 41006) Saturday February 28, 2015 for the Championship.

Come support our Lady Devils!!

Book Release - March 5

Saturday Games Changed

The JV/Varsity girls game vs. Ludlow scheduled for Saturday, February 21st is cancelled due to weather.

The District Basketball Tournament is scheduled for Monday, February 23rd.

All games will be played at Newport High School.

The girls will play Bellevue at 6:00 and the boys will play Highlands at 7:30.

Come out and support our Greendevils!

Employees of the Month

Employees of the Month

January 2015 - Barb Berringer
December 2014 - Eric Reynolds
November 2014 - Wes Newsome
October 2014 - Linda Eddy
September 2014 - Angela Buschle
August 2014 - Karen Fuchs

Students of the Month, February

Dayton Middle/High School would like to recognize our Students of the Month for February.  These students will be recognized at our Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, February 25th at 6:00.  Congratulations!


Sophia Halfhill - 7th Grade

Abby Coleman - 8th Grade

Tamara Rogers - 9th Grade

Aspyn Thomas - 10th Grade

James Prince - 11th Grade

Mackenzie Watson - 12th Grade

Athletic Events Cancelled for Today

All athletics are cancelled for Thursday, February 19th.

Schools Closed due to Weather

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed tomorrow, February 19, 2015 due to inclement weather. 

Evening Extracurricular Activities - Cancelled

All evening extracurricular activities are cancelled for Wednesday, February 18th.

Schools Closed

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed today, Monday March 3, 2014, due to inclement weather.

Middle School Social Studies Gettysburg/DC Trip Fundrasier

Hello all of my fellow Devils,
I am in dire need. I have applied online athttp://www.DonorChoose.org/ for financial help for our Gettysburg/DC trip. We have 11 days to raise $699.65 otherwise we lose the $500.35 that has already been raised. I know that many of you give and give to help our students and if it is not possible for you to give this time around I understand. However, I messed around with some numbers and if 35 people donate $20 towards our trip via DonorsChoose we will meet our goal. So please consider making a donation, ANY amount will be greatly appreciated. Please pass this information along to anyone that you think might be willing to help. To donate, click here: http://tinyurl.com/ksacwx6

Thank you so much, 
Beth Fields – Hunt, Dayton Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Lincoln Elementary - Buckhead Fundraiser

Pancake Dinner Fundraiser

The Drug Free Club will be hosting a pancake dinner fundraiser from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4th during College & Career Readiness night.  The cost is $5 per person for all the pancakes you can eat. (while supplies last)  Please come and bring your family to support the Drug Free Club.

The Dayton Independent School District will be on an one hour delay, Tuesday January 28, 2014 due to inclement weather.

ACT Bootcamp!

Today Dayton Independent Schools and Bellevue Independent Schools kicked off a collaborative effort to better prepare students for the ACT.   A Bellevue based company, TorchPrep, is leading twenty students from Dayton and twenty students from Bellevue in this thirty hours of ACT preparation.  For more about TorchPrep please visit their website:


DHS Holiday Concert

Congratulations to our DHS Greendevil Concert Band on an outstanding performance at the First Baptist Church in Dayton.

Way to go Greendevils!

DHS Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our Hall of Famers!
The four inductees this year are: Sam Wilburn (1970), Rhonda Scott (1922), Jerry Hoepker (1959), Roger Ferguson (1964).

Cyclones Hockey Players come to Play

Earlier this month, one of our third grade classes were visited by three Cyclone's hockey players (Chris Reed, Dave MacDonald, & Logan Shaw). Chris, Dave, & Logan played hockey with the students for the entire Physical Education, assisting in the teaching/learning process. Everyone had a great time and we can't wait to see the Cyclones again next year.

Dayton Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Our girls basketball game on Monday, December 16th vs. Bellevue will be our Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

The ceremony will take place immediately after the girls junior varsity game which begins at 6:00.

The four inductees this year are: Sam Wilburn (1970), Jerry Hoepker (1959), Roger Ferguson (1964), and Rhonda Scott (1992).

This game will also be broadcast online radio at:

Special Board Meeting

There will be a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, December 12, at 5:00 p.m.  This Special Meeting is for Informational Purposes Only – Closed Session

Dayton Independent Schools

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed today, December 6, 2013.

Big Box of Books III

What:  Lincoln Elementary of Dayton Independent Schools will be hosting “My Big Box of Books” event at Lincoln Elementary on Thursday, December 5th with a light dinner starting at 6:00 PM and then reading sessions with helpful tips starting at 6:30 PM.   This event is sponsored by ReadAloud.org and the Northern Kentucky Education Council.  Families must have a reservation to attend and children in attendance will receive a “Big Book of Books” that are valued between $40-$50.  Along with receiving great free books parents will rotate through three reading sessions that focus on what to do to improve literacy for emerging readers.

Who: Dayton Independent Schools families (reservations must be made in advance).

                          When: Thursday, December 5th from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM.

                         Where: Lincoln Elementary School

Info: The hour-long program arms participants with the tools they’d need for their Read Aloud journeys: great books to read, a little bit of know-how, and enthusiasm for the long and wonderful trip ahead.

Lincoln Elementary 3rd Grade Students visit Dayton Heritage Museum

Lincoln Elementary 3rd grade students were the first group of students to ever  visit the Tharp Dayton Heritage Museum on November 20, 2013.  Third graders have been learning about communities in Social Students and were able to learn more about the history of the Dayton community through this local museum. Community members Tina Neyer, Jane Hebel, Michael Giffen,  and Shirly Akins helped guide the third graders around the museum and answer questions about the many pictures and artifacts on display.  Some of these artifacts are included in the attached pictures. Our third graders even had their picture taken to be put on display as the first class to ever visit it.  What a great learning experience!

World War I Plaque to be Rededicated at Veteran's Day Assembly

The Dayton Independent Schools' annual Veteran's Day Assembly will be Monday, November 11 at 9:00 AM in the high school gym.  At this year's assembly the World War I plaque honoring the Dayton, KY soldiers who died in service of their country will be rededicated and then proudly displayed in the hallway of the school.


Girls on the Run Team

Lincoln's Girls on the Run Team posing for their team photo.

Mrs. Berringer's Class visit Great American Ballpark

Mrs. Berringer's class pose for a class photo sitting in the Red's DugOut during their visit to the Great American Ballpark.

Turn Around article on Dayton Schools
Here is a link to an article that appeared on the front page of the Monday, November 4 edition of The Kentucky Enquirer.


Lincoln Elementary Star Students Breakfast
Congratulations to these students for working hard and earning a breakfast with the principals.


Truth or Consequences

Dayton High School students learn harsh realities of drug abuse

Event shows freshmen the fallout of risky behaviors



Truth or Consequences
What:  A program designed to allow students the opportunity to see the consequences of using drugs and alcohol.

Who:  9th grade students

When:  October 24th – 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Where:  Dayton High School Cafeteria


Students will rotate between 4 different activities.  Students will learn the story of guest speaker, Brad Fritz, a survivor of a drinking and driving accident in one rotation, then view an educational video in another session.  We will also have school counselors processing the program with students during one session.  For the final rotation, students will role-play scenarios dealing with various substance abuse-related behaviors.  Scenarios will include:  possession of prescription drugs, driving under the influence, possession of alcohol, drug paraphernalia, and illegal drugs, trafficking, stealing drugs, etc.  Depending on the scenario , students will visit appropriate officials and/or agencies to experience the consequences of their behavior.


Agencies and Officials Involved:  Judge Karen Thomas, Campbell Co. Attorney (Steve Franzen and/or Cameron Blau), city law enforcement, school resource officer, Campbell Co. Coroner (Mark Schweitzer), therapist (John Mueller), school principal, minister/faith based advisor, pharmacist (Sam Coletta), Dept. of Juvenile Justice, Health Dept., Hospital Worker/Nurse.

New One to One Reading Coaches
Today 6 new adult coaches and 20 new student coaches will be attending a 6 hour One to One Reading training to become One to One Reading Coaches.


Tharp Dayton Heritage Museum Grand Opening
The Tharp Dayton Heritage Museum Grand Opening will be on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Mr. Charlie Tharp, now 88, fell in love with the city of Dayton at age 5. Mr. Tharp is best know in Dayton as the Dayton Historian. Read more about the Tharp Dayton Heritage Museum and Mr. Charlie Tharp on the site below.


Postgame Handshake...The Tradition Continues at Dayton! Postgame Handshake
In response to KHSAA’s latest “recommendation” to not have athletic contests end with the long standing tradition of a postgame handshake, we want the fans, athletes, parents, and community members of Dayton Independent Schools to know that we will still expect our athletes to participate in this display of respect and sportsmanship.  We believe that learning how to win and learning how to lose are all part of the game.  Outstanding sportsmanship has been, and will continue to be, a cornerstone of our athletic tradition.
Superintendent Community Advisory Team being sought

Your Voice Counts!

As I move into my second year with Dayton Independent Schools I am looking to create three advisory teams.  I have already formed and met with the Student Advisory Teams at the elementary school and at the high/middle school.   We have formed our Staff Advisory Team and we will be meeting soon.  The third team is a Community Advisory Team. 

There are several goals for these teams.  One goal is to allow for two-way communication to occur on how we are doing.  Another goal is to ... 

Congratulations to our Students and Teachers for Big Gains!
Congratualations to the Students and Teachers!
Here We Grow! Schools Jump in Scores
Dayton Indepenent Schools celebrate today as the test scores are released and we show our students are growing. School's test scores are up from the previous year showing that our students are getting it.



Like Us on Facebook!
Like Us on Facebook!  Dayton Independent Schools now has a Facebook Fan Page. We will be posting all of the Good News and the Great Work our Teachers and Students are doing here at Dayton ISD on our Facebook Page.



Dayton High School Band Collaborates With Campbell County Library

Celebrate the Freedom to Read during this year’s Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Visit the link below to see the Dayton High School band collaborate on this project:



NKYFAN.COM...Skyline Spotlight: Dayton's Dylan Adams

Dylan Adams has had an unusual start to the 2013 football season. After starting at quarterback last year as a freshman on the varsity level, Adams came into this year expecting to pick up where he left off. A dislocated pinky and ring finger set him back in the preseason though, and he was moved to the slot receiver position. He was then moved back to quarterback this week when his replacement suffered a concussion.

To read more click on this link:


2nd Graders Engaged in French

Mrs. Louise Brouillette, retired Dayton High School French Teacher, donates time in teaching Lincoln Elementary second graders French. Mrs. Berringer's second grade class look on as Mrs. Brouillette explains salutations in French. She starts by teaching them Bonjour (Hello).

Grandparents' Day Read Aloud!

Sunday, September 8th is Grandparents' Day and to honor all grandparents, Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is sponsoring a photo contest with I See Me! books and a free subscription to GRAND Magazine for all of our newsletter subscribers.

Monday, September 9th is the last day for photo contest entries and voting for favorites ends on Sunday, September 15th.  Please click here to enter.

Read Aloud 15 Minutes

Youth Service Center Product Survey Seeks 100 Volunteers

Youth Services Center Product Survey
Tuesday, August 27th in the High School Cafeteria

100 Volunteers are needed to complete various surveys for only 30-45 minutes between 2 and 6 p.m.  Participant time slots are available every half hour.  Participants might be taste testing food items, and/or providing feedback on the look or use of various household products.  Each participant could raise between $6-9 for student programs such as the Drug Free Club or the Big Devil/Little Devil Mentoring Program.  Please contact Sherri Chan at 859-292-7486 or sherri.chan@dayton.kyschools.us to sign up as soon as possible.  Thanks, in advance, for supporting the Dayton students!

Lincoln Elementary, First day in newly rennovated building

Local news station, Channel 9, stopped by Lincoln Elementary School to do a story on the newly rennovated building. The video is online at: Channel 9 News

New Faces of Dayton Schools

Meet the new faces of Dayton Schools. Photographed are: (from left to right) Mr. Jeremy Dodd (Dayton HS Principal), Ms. Erin Goetz (Middle School Math), Mr. Ben Taylor (High School Math), Ms. Karen Bruce (High School English), Mr. Chris Jefferson (High School Social Studies), Mr. Wes Newsome (Spanish), Ms. Hannah Weisel (Preschool Teacher), and Mr. Brett Newton (Dayton HS Counselor).

Not photographed:  Ms. Melissa Frederick (High School Receptionist), Ms. Lisa Coleman (Lincoln EL Teacher Assistant), and Tammy Vercheak (Lincoln EL Special Education Teacher)

Meet Dayton HS New Principal, Mr. Jeremy Dodd

On July 29th, I joined the staff of Dayton Independent Schools as the new high school principal. Arriving around noon, after cleaning out my old office and saying goodbye to my former colleagues, I began meeting the eager staff members and quickly realized what great people we have here in our district. I have been welcomed with open arms and am enjoying my experience thus far. Around 6 p.m. that same day, I was able to attend and speak at the 7th grade orientation of our students. I met many of our community members and parents, and was again in awe of what this community has to offer. Great things are in store at Dayton Independent Schools.

Dayton HS Students give back

Dayton High School. and YMCA 21st Century students had a great time volunteering at the Free Store Food Bank’s “Giving Fields” in Melbourne, KY.  Students picked pounds of fresh vegetables that’ll be used by St. Bernard Food Pantry to serve Dayton families.  Go Devils!

Lincoln Elementary - $1.7M Renovation Project Spotlighted

Community Recorder reports on $1.7 Million renovation project at Lincoln Elementary School.


Dayton Middle/High School - School Supply Lists

Listed below are the class supply lists for Dayton Middle and High School for the 2013-14 School Year

Grade Level Downloadable Link Document Format
Dayton Middle 7th & 8th Grade Supply List
Dayton High 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grades Supply List

Lincoln Elementary - School Supply Lists

Listed below are the class supply lists for Lincoln Elementary for the 2013-14 School Year
Kindergarten Supply List
1st Grade Supply List
2nd Grade Supply List
3rd Grade Supply List
4th Grade Supply List
5th Grade Supply List
6th Grade Supply List

Dayton HS Principal Selection Survey

To complete the Survey - Click HERE

Dayton Schools Continues One-to-One Reading Program

Dayton Schools continues the One to One Reading Program started during the 2012-13 school year. Mr. Jay Brewer, Dayton Schools Superintendent, hopes to grow the program, allowing more students to benefit from the experience.

If you would like to volunteer to be a reading coach or would like more information rearding this program, contact Heather Dragan, Assistant Principal of Lincoln Elementary, at 859-292-7492 or by email at heather.dragan@dayton.kyschools.us .

Read more by accessing the following link:


Lincoln Elementary Construction Project


During the Summer, Lincoln Elementary School will be undergoing some major renovation. The renovation will include new flooring, new bathrooms, and interactive technologies in most classrooms. During the renovation, photos of the progress will be taken and posted here. 

During Spring Break, the hallway floors were removed; leaving behind exposed concrete floor.  This is the start of the project.

Photo Gallary - Flooring removed

Here is a side by side photo


Students of the Month - May 2013

Dayton HS Family Bowling Night, Free Event

Visit Bellewood Lanes for Dayton High School Family Bowling Night for two hours of Free bowling. The event will be on June 20, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Shoes are included during this free two hour event.

Lincoln Elementary, undergoing $1.7M renovation

Lincoln Elementary is undergoing some renovation this summer. During this renovation, the front office has been temporarily moved to the board office and high school. For any enrollment information, Mrs. Ruth and Mrs. Connie are located in the board room at the board office.

Mr. Duty and Mrs. Dragan are both at the high school on the second floor, near the elementary school summer school program.

Mr. Greg Duty, Selected for executive leadership training

Congratulations to Mr. Duty for being selected for the excutive leadership training.



Sports Physicals

Sports physicals for DHS and Lincoln students participating in DHS sports June 5. Click Here to download the application.


Congratulations Graduating Class of 2013

Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2013 for your hard work!

Big Box of Books - Things That Go

The Big Box of Books event went very well. A Special Thanks goes to readaloud.org for Spring Big Box of Books Event!

Slidshow Video



Slideshow by Nikki Brooks

Photo Gallery

Click Here for the Photo Gallery

School Safety news segment

Below is a link that highlights the collaborative effort between Dayton Independent Schools and the City of Dayton.  This is a great example of how working together we are better!

I want to thank Chief Scott O’Brien and his staff for working with us on this project to improve school safety for our students and staff.  I also want to thank Patty Patterson and Casey Woods for their efforts in leading the way on our end.

Again, this is a tremendous plus for our schools and city!



Jay Brewer
Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
200 Clay Street
Dayton, KY 41074


Saturday, in the Garden

This Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 9am to 1 pm we have an volunteer group from Go Cincinnati, that will be here to help us clean and weed our gardens both at Lincoln Elementary and Dayton High School.

We would love to see staff, students and community members help too! If you can join us, please try to bring gloves and a shovel. Light refreshments will be provided for workers. Some of the plants we are moving/thinning out will be available for workers to take home (free). Others will be sold at reasonable prices to help pay for garden needs (tags, fertilizer, weed control, etc.)

Can’t join us but interested in purchasing some plants? Contact Mrs Klette

Click the Read More for photos and more information.

Summer Food Service Program

Summer Food Service Program

The DAYTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS are participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

Where: Dayton High School Cafeteria

When: JUNE 3, 2013 – AUGUST 2, 2013 Monday through Friday

Site will be closed July 4, 2013 and July 26, 2013

BREAKFAST: 8:30am – 9:30am

LUNCH: 11:30am – 12:30pm


2013 Track State Championships, this Saturday

7th grader, Megan Downard, 8th Graders Marquelle Spencer and Priscilla Michaels, 11th graders Maranda Walling and Ryan Meyer will be representing Dayton in the 2013 State Championships in the 4 X 800 and the Open 800, this Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Yard Signs - Parents who Host, Lose the Most

Attention DHS parents- "parents who host lose the most" yard signs are available in the main office during school hours.  Please stop in and pick one up to show your support for a safe prom weekend.

Middle School Students Learn Energy Sources

Mrs. Klette's middle school students learn how energy is produced - from start to finish.



Holocaust Survivor spoke to 8th grade group

On April 18th Holocaust survivor, Werner Coppel, spoke to a small group of 8th grade students in the DHS library.  These students had just finished a unit studying the history of the Holocaust, along with a book study of Elie Wiesel’s Night.  As a culmination of this unit Mr. Coppel talked to the students about his experiences as a young teenager in the infamous death camp, Auschwitz.  Through hearing him speak many of the students were able to make a more personal connection with the horrible events that occurred, as well as make connections to their own life.  Priscilla Michaels wrote in her impact statement, “no matter how hard life gets or may seem, it gets better.  As long as you try your hardest you truly can succeed!”   Many students also took away lessons regarding prejudice and the impact their words can have on others.  Jyllian Stitzel wrote, “I learned that even the smallest thing you say can be filled with hate.  He made me want to be a better person.”  This is an amazing life-lesson and experience that will stay with this group of students throughout high school and into adulthood.

Dayton Historic Tour, Featured

Mrs. Brown's Policial Science class took to the streets of Dayton, learning about the history of Dayton. Student's researched historic buildings and past events to present this information on their walking tour of Dayton. 


Read more: http://nky.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013304300113&site=AB

Dayton Historic Tour

Ms. Brown’s Political Science Class and a series of city partners will host the Dayton Historic Tour Saturday, April 20. The tour begins at the Dayton History Museum at 718 6th Ave, Dayton, KY. As part of the tour you will get a chance to see the inside of five historical buildings in the neighborhood that will change the way you see the city.

The group has uncovered many forgotten facts including.

  1. Many of the homes on the East Side of Dayton were built over Indian burial grounds.
  2. In the 1800s, one of most important industries in Dayton was hemp farming.
  3. An estimated 1 in 2 men between the ages of 15 and 35 served in WWI.
  4. You could go swimming at Berlin Beach in Dayton

Tour tickets are $20 and will go to support school initiatives.

Tour times: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

Location: 718 6th Ave, Dayton, KY

Tour Length: 90 Minutes

Dayton HS Principal, Rick Wolf, voted Campell County 'Best Boss'

Mrs. Fields-Hunt nominated Dayton High School Principal, Rick Wolf, in the Community Recorder's first Northern Kentucky Best Boss competition. Mr. Rick Wolf has been voted 'Best Boss' in Campbell County and has been featured on nky.com.  Read the full story on the link below.

Congratuations Mr. Wolf on being voted 'Best Boss'!!



Lincoln Elementary - 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Listed are the Honor Roll students from the third quarter and Lincoln Elementary School. Click the image to download this list.

Lincoln Elementary - 3rd Quarter Honor Roll List

Town Hall Meeting - Drug Abuse Awareness

http://tinyurl.com/btrx462 - News article on Town Hall meeting tonight.

Dayton & Bellevue Town Hall Meeting

Northern Lights may be visible

Tonight, Saturday April 13, 2013; the Northern Lights may be visible in Northern Kentucky area. If the sky's are clear tonight, the lights may be visible.  To read more about the phenomena, cick here for more information.

Dayton Drama Club, presents Cinderella Kids

Dayton Drama Club Flyer

2nd Annual College Signing Day

Dayton High School Seniors are recoginized during a March 28, 2013 assembly for furthuring their education in either a College or Military setting. During the 2nd annual College Signing Day assembly, 40 of the 55 seniors took stage with representatives from the universities, college, or technical schools and signed a commitment to attend their school this fall.

Read More here from the Northern Kentucky News: Click Here

5th Grade Students preform Living Museum

Fifth Grade Students have spent the last few weeks preparing to bring a variety of historical characters to life.  They worked both in and out of school to research a famous character from United States history.  They learned all they could about this character’s life and impact on the history of the United States.  Then each student composed a speech from the historical figures point of view.  They designed a visual presentation, prepared costumes, rehearsed, and finally spent the day bringing these characters to life. 

submitted by Mrs. Clayton

Living Museum Photo Gallery:  Click Here

Mrs. Clayton's Photo Gallery

The Dayton Independent School District implements new school safety procedures


The Dayton Independent School District in partnership with the Dayton Police Department has implemented a new school safety procedure.  The Dayton Police Department provided the Dayton Independent School District with staff, visitor, and substitute teacher passes at no cost to the school district. The Dayton Police Department photographed and printed the ID badges for every faculty member, staff member, custodian, and administrator.  These ID’s distinguish between district employees, substitute teachers, and visitors.  The new badges are providing an increased secure building for the students and staff in the Dayton Independent School District which aligning with the new safe school procedures.

Any visitor coming into the buildings will be required to check in at the front office and provide a photo ID or driver’s license in order to be provided with a visitors pass.  This ID will be kept in a secure location in the front office which will clearly identify any visitor in the building. Once the visitor returns to the front office and returns the visitors pass, their ID is returned.

The Dayton Independent School District knows this may be an inconvenience, however, the safety of our students and staff is our main priority.

Bagging for Bucks

Dayton High School is fundraising at Riverside Marketplace on Saturday, March 2, 2013. All tips collected during the Saturday event, will support the students of Dayton High School.

Support the Dayton High School students by shopping Saturday at Riverside Marketplace and tip your bagger. 

Title I, Part A Parent Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Dayton Independent Schools participate in the federally funded Title I, Part A program. The Title I program focuses on providing assistance in the academic areas of math, reading, social studies, and science. Both of our schools utilize a school wide Title I program. As such the schools have funding for staff, professional development and parent involvement.

Title I schools are required to conduct an annual survey of parents in order to plan effective Title I programs. Lincoln Elementary and Dayton High School both have policies addressing parent involvement. These policies are reviewed each year by the individual school site base councils. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of our school policies we would like for you to complete this questionnaire. Your feedback will be used to improve parent involvement activities. Suggestions on how we can better help our students at home or at school are welcome.

This survey is also listed in the District Suveys site, listed to the left.

Dayton HS Senior, Kali Baker, runs Dayton City Council Meeting

As part of our study of local and state government, students were required to interview either a member of the Dayton Board of Education or the Dayton City Council. Kali chose to interview Mayor Ken Rankle. After the interview, he told Kali she was going to lead the next city council meeting. Kali attended the February 5, 2013 meeting and led the meeting from the beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance to taking motions. Although I was unable to attend the meeting myself, I received great feedback from the Mayor and Ms. Donna Leger. Also as part of our study, the students and I took a tour of the city building, police and fire departments. - Mrs. April Brown, Dayton HS Teacher

Congratulations DECA students!

Dayton High School DECA StudentsOn Wednesday February 6th nine Dayton High School students attended the DECA regional conference at the University of Kentucky.  The students in attendance were: Nicollette Brooks, Alyscia Davis, Noah Schoultheis, Chris Johnson, Connor Cadle, Luke Rogg, Ashley Noble, Pat Wear, and Mersades Fornash.  The students competed in events ranging from Principles of Business Management to Sports and Entertainment Marketing.  All nine of these students were able to qualify and place in the top five for the state competition which will be held March 10-12 at the Galt House in Louisville.  Please join all of us as we congratulate these students for their hard work and wish them continued success as they move on to the next level of competition.

Kroger Plus Card - Fundraiser

Kroger Plus Card, Fundraiser Update



The Kroger Company discontinued the Kroger Reloadable Gift Cards as a fundraiser.  We had used these cards for three years and with only a handful of people using them on a regular basis, we raised about $8,000.00.  That money was used to replace the graduate pictures in the outer hallway of the high school. The pictures were taken down so we could replace the framework and picture frames so all would match.   We purchased enough frames for all the graduates plus another 20 years. 

Dayton Schools receives Grant
Latest Inductee into Buddy LaRosa’s High School Hall of Fame
 Adrienne Hundemer Latest Inductee into Buddy LaRosa’s High School Hall of Fame

Dayton High School graduate Adrienne Hundemer was recently inducted into the Buddy LaRosa’s High School Hall of Fame.  Adrienne is acknowledged as having won more state championships-20-than any other Greater Cincinnati athlete.  Beginning as a seventh grader, she was part of the champion 1,600 meter relay team-the first of six consecutive titles in that event.  She went on to win four state titles (12 total) in the 400 meter dash and the 300 and 100 meter hurdles.  She was named to the Kentucky all state team four times.  She went to Marshall University on a track scholarship and was a four-year letter-winner.  Adrienne continues to stay involved in Dayton High School as she is currently the varsity cheerleading coach.


Holiday Classic Tournament Cancelled
District Talent Show
The First District-Wide Talent Show was a success. Lots of students showcased their talents. To view the photos, click the link below.

Talent Show Photo Gallery
District Talent Show
Read Aloud, My BIG Box of Books
Lincoln Elementary is proud to host My BIG Box of Books sponsored by ReadAloud.org

71 families attended
91 boxes of books distributed (ages 0 -8)
25 book sets (2 chapter books) distributed (ages 9+)
34 Dedicated Volunteers

It WAS truly a remarkable event that all came together because of the amazing LES staff!  Your constant passion and concern for our students is evident in everything YOU do every single day.  Last night was just one example of this.  - Mrs. Dragan, Lincoln Elementary Assistant Principal

Image Gallery

Big Box of Books
Lincoln Elementary Boasts 300% Test Score Increase
Lincoln Elementary School Teachers and Students worked very hard on the State of Kentucky standardized test during the 2011 - 2012 school year. This hard work earned a 300% Test Score increase over the previous school year scores.

Local 12 news ran a report on this achievement and can be viewed by clicking the following link.

Student dine with Mr. Charlie Tharp, City of Dayton Historian
Students work hard everyday in their classes, but a few were selected by their teachers to be Students of the Month. These students, in partnership with local pizzeria Buona Vita Pizzeria, had lunch with a special guest, Mr. Charlie Tharp.
New Test Scores Are In!
In 2009, Kentucky legislators passed Senate Bill 1, which required many changes in the state’s public education system. It included a call for new, more rigorous academic standards and new state tests based on those standards. Senate Bill 1 also called for a more balanced assessment and accountability system focused on student readiness for life after high school. 
Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours
Dayton Middle School students participated a the Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours program. Students role-played different scenarios involving illicit and legal substances.
Dayton MS/HS Students, Achieving and Excelling
Dayton Middle and High Schools students are working hard to excel in their classes. The list below lists those students that have achieved A/B or Super Honor Roll.
Lincoln Students, Making the Grade
Lincoln Elementary School students are working hard and making the grade. Listed are the 4th - 6th grade students that have achieved A/B or Super Honor Roll.
Dayton HS Seniors show Greendevil Charitable Spirit Dayton HS Seniors Spirit
Dayton High School Political Science students understand the importance of civic involvement. Early in the school year students were presented with the task of organizing and implementing a project to help improve their community, while also demonstrating their understanding of the concept of civic responsibility. Students quickly decided to organize a walk to raise money to support The American Cancer Society. The project, A Step Can Change A Life was not only a lifelong lesson, but also a huge success.
New Look, coming soon!
Our web page is changing - but not that much.  A few changes are coming soon to our web site. The picture banner above will be enlarged to incorporate a larger image to better see our students working hard!  The resources buttons, at near the bottom, will be removed.  The Resources link about has the Teacher, Student, Parent, and Board Policies listed.
Roy Siemer, Dayton's Picasso
Roy Siemer, Dayton community member and parent of Dayton High School graduate, may be considered Picasso.

Read more at: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20121018/NEWS/310190019/To-Dayton-fans-field-painter-Picasso?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1
Dayton Drama Devils Teams up with Buckhead
The Dayton Drama Devils Day at Buckhead will be on Tuesday September 25, 2012. Present the downloadable flyer to your server to participate  in this fundraiser.
Superintendent Brewer riding Roller Coaster with Students
 Superintendent Jay Brewer riding the roller coaster during the Dayton High School Pep Rally on Friday September 7th. Lincoln Elementary School Principal Greg Duty calls out the moves as the Students, Faulty, and Guests ride the roller coaster.
Dayton HS Teams up with Buckhead
The Dayton High Schools Parent Teacher Club (PTC) has teamed up with Buckhead Mountain Grill again this year in support of the Dayton HS PTC. All is needed is the downloadable flyer and an appetite.
ACT Goal Reached - 18
Dayton High School, current Seniors, reached the ACT goal of a composite score of 18 for the 2011-12 school year. Read the local newspaper headlines here: 

Youth Basketball Coach Volunteers Needed
Dayton Youth Basketball is now accepting applications for volunteer coaches for grades 3 through 6 for boys and girls teams. Those interested should fill out a Youth Leader Request Form for volunteers, which may be obtained at the board office. Be sure to put your SS# at the top of the form, and return it to the HIGH SCHOOL-ATTENTION COACH DILTS.  Former coaches MUST STILL APPLY!  Applications should be returned AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, but no later than September 7th. For questions, you may email Coach Dilts at the following: Tom.Dilts@dayton.kyschools.us
Dayton Schools is a Tobacco Free Campus
Dayton Parents and Community Members,
As many of you are aware, the Dayton Independent Schools are now smoke and tobacco free for all school events. This means that all staff and visitors are not permitted to smoke or use other tobacco products in our buildings or in or on properties owned or operated by the Dayton Independent Schools, including athletic/sporting events.
We would appreciate your support in keeping our campus and athletic events smoke and tobacco free.   We realize that change is not always easy; however, we need to remember that modeling what is best for our students is the right thing to do.
Thanks for leading by example.
Jay Brewer
Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
Come Meet the new Superintendent of Dayton Ind. Schools
Come Meet the New Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
Dayton Independent Schools will be hosting a meet and greet for the new superintendent, Mr. Jay Brewer. At this time he will give a brief background on his experience and give a general overview of the district.   This event is open to everyone and there will be availability for people to submit feedback via our public survey.
Date: Tuesday, August 21
Where: Dayton High School Cafeteria
Time: 7:00 PM
Who: Everyone is welcome to attend
Middle and High School Orientations
7th Grade Orientation will be on July 31, 2012 at 6:00pm in the high school cafeteria. All upcoming 7th Grade students and their families are encouraged to join.  9th Grade Orientation will be on August 1, 2012 at 6:00pm in the high school cafeteria. All upcoming Freshman and their families are encouraged to join.
Drug Free Club of America, coming to Dayton HS

Drug Free Club of America is coming to Dayton High School!  The Drug Free Club rewards students for making healthy choices.  By creating excitement with a drug free culture, positive peer pressure can replace the negative.  Each club member successfully enrolled, receives his membership card with instructions to visit the DFCA website for news and a listing of area businesses that offer discounts.  Check out www.drugfreeclubs.org for more opportunities available with membership.  In addition to the rewards listed on the website, the Youth Services Center plans to offer additional benefits throughout the year for DFCA members.  You will receive more information about this program by mail before the start of the school year.

Dayton HS Daylily Sale
Have you been down to the school garden lately?  The Daylilies are in full bloom and we need to thin a couple beds.  Daylily seedlings (from Rich Surmont  and  Shirley Farmer) as well as several named varieties will be for sale for just $5 each!  Mrs. Klette and student volunteers will be on hand June 19th -21st from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and then again from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for you to pick your daylilies.  They will be fresh dug and ready to go to your garden.  All proceeds will go back into the Greendevil Gardens fund.  If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Klette at 620-7542.
Dayton HS Mattress Sale Fundraiser
Dayton High School Mattress Sale Fundraiser this Saturday, June 9, 2012. Support the Dayton High School Girls Volleyball Program.
Dayton Schools Fitness Center Opens
The Dayton Independent Schools' Fitness Center is now open to the Dayton City community. Adults will need a photo ID and sign in to use the Fitness Center. Children 17 years and younger will need to have a coach present during their workout.

The fitness center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 12:00pm during the summer. Once school starts for students, on August 13, 2012, the fitness center will have the times changed.
Dayton HS Graduation DVDs now on sale
Dayton High School graduation DVDs are now available to purchase at $15 per DVD. Please contact the Dayton High School front office for more information.
Fifth place in the State Track & Field Championships
Fifth place in the state track & field championships.
Free Physicals to Dayton Schools Students
Attention anyone Dayton Schools student interested in playing sports during the 2012-13 school year.
NovaCare will be in the Dayton High School gymnasium on Thursday, June 7th  from 6:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m. to give physicals for our students. 
Any student who will be playing a middle school, freshman, junior varsity, or varsity sport next year is encouraged to attend. 
This includes any student planning on playing middle school volleyball or  middle school boys/girls basketball.
In addition, any student in a younger grade who will be participating at the high school is included.
Physicals will be provided for free.
Students must bring a 2012-13 KHSAA physical form that has been filled out with them.  
Parents or Legal Guardians must be with their son/daughter if the student is a minor (under 18 years of age).
You can pick up forms in the high school main office or download the KHSAA Form Here.
Lincoln Elementary Robotics Club demonstrates robots to students
May 16, 2012

The Lincoln Elementary Robotics Clubs demonstrates their robots for all grade levels today. Mr. Ed Long, Lincoln Elementary School Gifted and Talented Teacher, started the robotics club this school year. "This year the kids learned about the robots," says Mr. Long. "Next year, we will compete." 
Class of 2012, Graduation
Dayton High School Class of 2012 Graduation will be held in the high school gymnasium beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please plan to be in your seats prior to that time.  Please do not bring in air horns or noise makers as this is a special occasion for the graduates and we want this to be a memorable experience.
7th Annual Basketball Golf Outing
Dayton High School Basketball 7th Annual Golf Outing will be held on Saturday June 23, 2012 at Flagg Spring Golf Course. Registration starts at 7:15am and will continue to 7:45am. Shotgun start at 8:00am.
Dayton MS Students reactions to the movie Bully
Recently, Dayton Middle School Students took a field trip to the movie theater to watch the movie Bully. This movie reflects the life of a middle school boy who is consistently bullied.  The movie also highlights the current response to bullying by school representatives and community members.  Other bullying stories are webbed throughout the movie, some leading to the tragic end; suicide.
Dayton HS hosts Ghost Out Program Ghost Out Program, Dayton HS
In an effort to prevent impaired driving accidents, Dayton High School Youth Services Center partnered with Kentucky Drive Smart and the Dayton/Bellevue Fire Department to provide Juniors and Seniors with a "Ghost Out" program. The program uses the Grim Reaper to select students to represent a victims killed in an alcohol or drug related crash during the "Ghost Out." Once these students are removed from the classroom, they write their own obituaries and participate in a mock funeral during an assembly. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teenage fatalities, with more than one-third of these traffic deaths related to alcohol.
Board Agenda, Online
The Dayton Board of Education Agenda has been posted online. To access the Agenda, please click on the Board of Education link to the left.  On the Board of Education page, to the right will be dates of the upcoming meetings. Below the date, click the Board Agenda link. This will open the Dayton Board of Education Agenda.
Kroger Plus Card, Fundraiser Update Kroger
The Kroger Company is discontinuing the Kroger Reloadable Gift Cards as a fundraiser. We have used these cards for three years and with only a handful of people using them on a regular basis, we have raised a nice amount of money. The money is being used to replace the graduate pictures in the outer hallway of the high school.. These pictures were taken down so we could replace the framework so all would match. At this time the pictures are in storage until we can raise enough money to replace all the framework and picture frames.
First Screening Meeting Agenda
Dayton Independent Schools Superintendent Search Committee first meeting will be held on April 9, 2012 at 4:00pm and the Dayton Board of Education.

Agenda Document - downloadable
Devil Day Tuesdays Devil Day Tuesdays
Buona Vita Pizzeria, of Dayton KY, is introducing Devil Day Tuesdays. Every other Tuesday, Buona Vita will host a Devil Tuesday, starting April 3, 2012. Every carry out order that mentions Dayton High School will contribute 10%  to our school. 

UAH Chargers encourages Dayton Schools' Students
March 20, 2012

Students in grades 3 through 8 had a special visit today from the basketball team of the University of Alabama -Huntsville (UAH). This Huntsville Chargers Division II team is the #1 seed from the South Region and is making a second Elite Eight appearance. NKU is hosting the Division II Elite Eight tournament.


The Chargers' Coach Acuff spoke at Lincoln Elementary School during a morning assembly about the importance of respect, team work, and education. During the introduction of UAH players, their career plans were announced.  These future plans included the following career fields: medical, engineering, law, business and education. After introducing themselves, the UAH players took to the floor with a group of students and played the bump basketball drill.

Commissioner Holliday speaks to Seniors Commissioner Holliday
Prior to signing their College or Military commitments, Seniors had the honor to listen to Commissioner Holliday speak to them about the importance of education, during the Dayton High School 1st Annual Senior Signing Day.
Students Reading, Goal to be reached
Lincoln Elementary School Principal, Mr. Duty, challenged the students to read 1050 books by the end of March during the Read Across America Day - March 2, 2012. Students are meeting their goal one book at at time. 

STOP Tipline - Online/Offline - Bullying, Violence, Risky Behavior

LES Mumkin Sale!

Mumkin Sale

Lincoln Elementary is selling Mumkins and Mumsters again this year! Please contact Connie Levy, 859-292-7492, to place an order. Orders are due September 20th and will be ready for pick-up on Saturday, September 30th in the LES gym from 10am-1pm.   Here is a video with more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8mtDdliv5g&feature=youtu.be

Lincoln Elementary - School Supply Lists

Lincoln Elementary School, school year 2017-18, supply lists are now available online.  Click the ...Read More link below for the complete list.

**All JV Baseball games are cancelled.

Early Childhood Literacy Fair

University of Kentucky Rising Scholar: Polly Carr

Polly Carr has been named Dayton’s “University of Kentucky Rising Scholar!”  High School sophomores are awarded this honor based on academic success, demonstration of leadership, and community service.  As a UK Rising Scholar, Polly will be invited to an exclusive event at UK this summer. Congratulations, Polly!!

Public Auction Notice

Dayton Independent Schools will be hosting an auction/sale on Saturday May 7th at Dayton High School, 200 Greendevil Lane, Dayton, KY.  The auction will be a minimum bid auction.  Bids will be taken on all items on Thursday May 5th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and then on Saturday May 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Bidding will end at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Items up for auction/sale are Industrial Arts equipment and some technology items.

Early Childhood Jamboree

State High Attendance Day!

Mr. Ron Kinmon, Director of Student Services for Dayton Independent Schools, has a Challenge for all Students:

On Thursday September 24th, it is State High Attendance Day.  Our schools are in competition to have the highest attendance percentage throughout the state.  I am challenging our students and our families to have Perfect Attendance tomorrow and show the state what Greendevil pride is all about.  Please make sure that your children are at school tomorrow!  Go GREENDEVILS!!!

Mrs. Brandenburg Wins Statewide Award

Mrs. Linda Brandenburg is the 2015 recipient of the Wanda Luttrell Office Professional Award.  This award is a statewide recognition and was presented to Mrs. Brandenburg by Rhonda Caldwell, Deputy Director of KASA.  The KASA official public release is below.


Dayton Schools Closed Due to Weather

Dayton Schools will be closed tomorrow, February 20, 2015 due to the inclement weather. Stay warm.

Schools Closed due to Weather

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed today, February 18, 2015 due to inclement weather. 

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Schools are on a 1 Hour Delay

The Dayton Independent School District will be on a 1 hour delay, today Thursday February 6, 2014.

Campus Portals - Back Online

Access to the Parent/Student and Teacher Portals from home had to be turned off to protect the Infinite Campus Student Information System. No student data was compromised during the weeklong cyber attacks the KETS Network and the Campus Portals endured.

Staff from the Commonwealth Office of Technology, KDE Technology Team, AT&T, and Infinite Campus, Inc. worked tirelessly to keep the networks secured.  Keeping the portals offline until security measures were put into place had to be made.

As of this evening, security measures have been put in place to protect these networks from these types of attacks. The Teacher and Parent/Student Portals are now available from home.

KSBA News Release can be found Here

Seat in the Garden
Come help build our SEAT IN THE GARDEN made possible by Toolbox for Education, sponsered by Lowes.
Board Meeting Times Have Changed
The Board has voted!  The Dayton Independent Schools Board meeting time has changed from 6:30 p.m. to an earlier 6:00 p.m. time.  Please note it will become effective with the next Board meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
eSports at Dayton HS

Dayton High School kicks off the eSports Tryouts, headed by Mr. Laufmann - eSports Coach


Dayton HS tryouts - eSports


Dayton HS eSports Tryouts

Parent Survey

If you haven't yet had the opportunity, please take a minute and take the Parent Survey.





Parent Survey/Feedback - Fall 2018

“Our Mission Statement is to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our Students. We need your feedback to help us Grow! Please click on the link and complete the Parent Survey so we can continue to improve Dayton Schools.”

Please complete the survey at the link provided below:


Open House & Fall Festival Thursday, Sept 6th, 5:30-7:30
Parents, guardians and students in grades 7-12, please join us on Thursday, September 6th, for our open house and fall festival from 5:30-7:30. Enter through the cafeteria for light snacks, refreshments and a welcome from Mr. Kellinghaus between 5:30 and 6:00.  Visit teachers in classrooms and discover clubs, sports and extracurricular opportunities for students at booths throughout the hallways of our school between 6:00 and 7:30! We'll have a drawing for Chic-fil-a gift cards for students who visit all seven of their teachers with their parent/guardian!

Students, their families, employees, and potential employees of the Dayton Independent Schools are hereby notified that the Dayton Independent Schools district does not discriminate for all students regardless of race, color, national origin including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in Grades 9 – 12 set forth in compliance with the Office of Civil Rights, Title II, and IV, Title IX, ADA and Section 504.

Any person having inquiries concerning Dayton Independent Schools compliance with the Office of Civil Rights Law, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA and Section 504, is directed to contact Ron Kinmon or Rick Wolf, Dayton Independent Schools, 200 Clay Street, Dayton, KY at 859-491-6565.

The Dayton Independent Schools offer the following vocational education programs for students in Grades 9 - 12:  Family and Consumer Sciences and Industrial Technology.  The following vocational school classes are available to students in Grades 11 - 12:  Auto Mechanics, Business and Office, Carpentry, Electricity, Health Services, Machine Shop, Welding, Auto Body, Drafting, Masonry, Visual Art, Diesel Mechanics, Graphic Arts & Child Development.  Keyboarding is offered to students in Grades 9-12.

School Supply List

Dayton High School Supply Lists (combined)

Download HERE the 2017-18 school supply list.

Mr. Hunt's 2017-18 School Supply List

Mrs. Andreadis 2017-18 School Supply List

Lincoln Elementary - SBDM Nomination Form

Lincoln Elementary School Based Decision Making Council Nomination Form

Kindergarten Registration Information

Kindergarten Registration

Lincoln Elementary Wrestling Club Fundraiser

The Lincoln Elementary Wrestling Club has partnered with Chipotle to help raise funds for the club. Download the flyer by clicking the image.  Come out Tuesday December 13, 2016 and help support the Wrestling Club!

Lincoln Elementary Wrestling Club Fundraiser Flyer

SLEEPING BEAUTY June 17th & 18th at 5:30 pm

LES Summer Reading Challenge

2016 Timothy Crane Day Award: Jude Stitzel

Jude Stitzel has been awarded the 2016 Timothy Crane Day Award. The Mercantile Library of Cincinnati presents this award to one student in the junior class who demonstrates superior writing skills.  Congratulations, Jude!!

Dayton High School - Antidrinking at Prom

Dayton and Bellevue High Schools team up to show high school students what effects drinking and driving has on their ability to operate a motor vehicle. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety provided the course and "Drunk Goggles". Students first watched a KOHS presentation; then they drove the course.

2nd Annual Dayton Middle School Spring Parent Event

Please plan to join us on April 26, from 5:30-7:30, for the 2nd annual DMS Spring Parent Event. This event is for all 6th and 7th grade students along with their parent or guardian.

Talent Show Auditions

Tonight: Senior Night

Dayton High School will have our all winter sports Senior Night tonight, February 20, 2015

Dayton High School Boy's Varsity Game will be at 6:00p vs Silver Grove.

The Seniors will be recognized at half-time.

Girls JV/V games have been moved to Saturday at 12:00 and 1:30.

Schools Closed due to Weather

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed tomorrow, February 17, 2015 due to inclement weather. 

Our Students Eating Healthier Foods

Mrs. Jan Crone, Food Service Director, and her team are cooking up healthier food choices for our students. Her team's efforts have caught the attention of several news media outlets. National Public Radio (NPR), The Cincinnati Enquirer, and TV news station WLWT Channel 5, all reported on the positive things happening in the school's kitchens on Tuesday January 13, 2015.

Working with Cook for America, an organization that is helping districts across the nation cook whole foods on a budget, Mrs. Crone can continue to provide more healthier whole foods for our students and inspire our students to choice healthier foods.

Read more on the great things Mrs. Crone and her team are doing, from these news media outlets:

National Public Radio

Cincinnati Enquirer

WLWT Channel 5

New Wrestling Club coming to Lincoln Elementary

Lincoln Elementary School will be offering the sport of WRESTLING for the first time in school history. Wrestling is an individual and team sport that provides all participants with an opportunity to “GROW” and to be “SUCCESSFUL” in the following areas:

-Discipline              -Self-Confidence

-Sportsmanship     -Mental Toughness

-Competiveness    -Physical Fitness


Though wrestling is a very cheap sport to maintain, it is expensive to start. We are currently seeking out sponsors to help bring this new and unique sport to our school, our district and our community. If interested in sponsoring, please fill out the sponsorship form and return it to Lincoln Elementary at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jason Schwartz. See the sponsorship form for contact information.

Microsoft Office available to Students, Free!

Dayton Schools has enabled the free Micosoft Office 365 for Education licenses for any student with an active Dayton Schools student email address. Each student can install Office 365 on up to 5 computers, for Free.

There are two ways to get your installs.  The first way, simply log in to your school email account. Click the Gear icon and then Office 365 Settings.  Click the Software link to the left of the screen. You will then see the installation link for Office 365 for Education.

The second way, simply Click Here and then the green Find out if you're eligible  button. Enter your school student email address and follow the prompts to get to your installs.

2014 Johnny Boles Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament

The 2014 Johnny Boles Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament will be held in the DHS gymnasium starting at 10 am on Saturday 10/4 and will finish up Sunday evening 10/5.  Admission will be $1 and all proceeds go towards the Dayton Basketball Program.  All are welcome and any donations are greatly appreciated.

Make all donation checks out to Dayton High School.

Boy’s Basketball Parents and Players Meeting

To:          All Boys Players and Parents 6-12th Grade
From:     Boys Basketball Coaching Staff
Date:      9/29/2014          6pm        DHS Library

Re:         Important Dates Regarding Physicals, Fees and Practice Times

 The Boys’ Basketball Coaching staff will be holding a meeting for players and parents of boys 6th-12th grades who will be trying out for basketball this year.

We will be discussing important dates for practices and fees.

We will also discuss the team gear package that every player will get and how much the package will cost.

We will cover basic expectations for players and parent behavior throughout the year with more to come at a later date.  This season we will be implementing a player and a parent contract to ensure that our program is headed in the right direction.

Please pass this information to anyone who would need to attend.  We will also post the meeting details on Facebook and other outlets.


Coach Billy Rogg
(859) 907-7135

High Attendance Day Thursday, September 18, emphasizes importance of class time for Kentucky students

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mike Ford, Director of Pupil Personnel
Boone County Schools at (859)283-1003
President, Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel

Karen Kirby, Director of Pupil Personnel for Fleming County Schools, says “For students to learn and achieve at a high level, they have to be in class.”  Ford, the current president of the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel, added “That’s why we have chosen to designate, September 18, 2014, as ‘High Attendance Day’ in Kentucky schools.”  For those school districts that may be out of session on that day, Wednesday, September 17, 2014, will be designated those districts “High Attendance Day”.

On High Attendance Day elementary, middle, or high schools may compete in small school or large school categories. Awards will be determined statewide based on each individual school’s performance, regardless of its district’s performance.  The school in each category with the highest percentage attendance for that day will be awarded...

Public Notice: General Fund Tax Levy Hearing


The DAYTON INDEPENDENT BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold a public hearing in the Dayton Administration Building, 200 Clay Street, Dayton, Kentucky 41074 on August 27, 2014 at 5:45p.m. to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 108.1 cents on real property and 108.1 cents on personal property.

The General Fund tax levied in fiscal year 2014 was 102.9 cents on real property and 102.9 cents on personal property and produced revenue of $1,713,701. The proposed General Fund tax rate of 108.1 cents on real property and 108.1 cents on personal property is expected to produce $1,811,400.  Of this amount, $145,114 is from new and personal property.   The compensating tax rate for 2015 is 103.7 cents on real property and 103.7 cents on personal property and is expected to produce $1,742,506.

The general areas to which revenue of $97,699 (100% collection) above 2014 revenue is to be allocated are as follows: Cost of Collections, $1,465; Building Fund, $5,764; Instruction, $83,670; Transportation, $800 and Maintenance of Plant, $6,000.

The General Assembly has required publication of this advertisement and the information contained herein.

New! District Financial Reports posted Monthly

Per Kentucky Department of Education requirements, we are instructed to post the district’s Monthly Financial reports on our website.  To view these reports, hover mouse over Departments and click Finance.

Summer Food Service Program Closed - Friday July 18th

The Summer Food Program will be closed Friday, July 18, 2014 for both the breakfast and lunch program.  We will reopen on Monday July 21, 2014.

Meet Cross County Coach Seiko

Cross Country Meet and Greet Coach Seiko Monday July 14, 2014 at 5pm in front of Dayton High School.

This short meeting is a chance for students interested in running and their parents to meet our new cross country coach and get an outline of the coming season.

Hundemer to join KHSAA Hall of Fame!

DAYTON GRAD TO BE INDUCTED INTO KHSAA HALL: It was announced on Sunday that Former Dayton High School track standout Adrienne Hundemer is among the 10-member Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Lexington Convention Center. The Class of 2015 will also be recognized during the semifinals of the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16.

Hundemer graduated from Dayton in 1994 and won 20 state titles during her career, including 12 individual titles.

She won four titles in the 300 meter hurdles and four straight in both the 100 meter hurdles (1991-94) and the 400 meter dash (1991-94). She was a part of six consecutive 1600 meter relay championships (1989-94) and contributed to two state championships in the 800 meter relay. Her time of 14.70 in the 100 meter hurdles at the 1994 state meet is still a Class A record.

Hundemer joined the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame and Buddy LaRosa's Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

New Board Member, Mrs. Carrie Downard

Meet your newest board member, Mrs. Carrie Downard.  Here is a little bit about Mrs. Downard:

I have lived in Dayton all of my life and a proud DHS graduate.  I look forward to working with the school district, along with the community in order to continue to grow our schools.    My goal is to provide a great place for our kids to come, making sure they have the tools they will need to be prepared for college and for life.

Mrs. Downard took the Board Member “Oath of Office" given by board attorney Matt DeMarcus on April 23, 2014 at the monthly board meeting.

Lifelines Suicide Prevention Program

The adolescent years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions – difficult for youths, their parents, and educators.  It is easy to misread depression as normal adolescent turmoil; however, depression (among the most common of mental illnesses) appears to be occurring at a much earlier age.  Depression – which is treatable – is a leading risk factor for suicide.  In addition, self-injury has become a growing problem among youth.

Read More Here

Dayton HS to start guitar class
Dayton High School makes the news as a newly created guitar class is announced. Mr. Bill Klopp is hoping that unused guitars are donated to the class for students that do not have access to a guitar.
Next School Year Calendar Posted
The new school year calendar has been posted to our web site. Please highlight over Calendar on the top menu and click the 2012 - 2013 School Year Calendar link to access next school year's calendar.
Lincoln Elementary to host PT3
Lincoln Elementary School is hosting a PT3 (Parents and Teachers Talking Together) night for Lincoln community stakeholders. It will be held from 4:00pm through 8:00pm onThursday, February 16, 2012, in the school library,
8th Grade Chromebooks


8th Grade Students - learning on their Chromebooks

Mr. Mears, Digital Learning Coach, helping 8th grade students with their new Chromebooks. This group is piloting these tools as they are taking high school courses.

Dayton HS Practical Living Students, Supporting Others

Dayton High School Practical Living students are requesting donations of toiletry items to help those in need. As part of our hygiene unit, students learned that good personal hygiene is essential to maintaining a healthy self - both emotionally and physically.

Practical Living Students are requesting toiletry items such as deodorant, soap, tooth-paste / tooth-bush / floss, shampoo,  cosmetic bags, etc... Once donations arrive, students will create toiletry kits to distribute throughout the district as well as to homeless shelters in the NKY community (this depends on how many kits we can create). Students are also asking for donations of fast food gift cards to place in the toiletry kits. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, the students can purchase the items.  

If you are able to help, please contact April Brown at 859-292-7486. You may send donations to the attention of April Brown, 200 Green Devil Lane, Dayton, KY 41016. All checks should be payable to Dayton High School.  

Glow Up the Night - Middle School Dance

Glow Up the Night - Middle School Dance Poster - Friday April 14, 2017

LES Mums Sale Pick-up

We want to thank everyone for supporting the LES mum sale this year!  You can pick-up your mums  on October 2nd in the LES gym from 4-6pm.

April Dayton Middle and High School Student of the Month

Congratulations to the following students for being recognized as Student of the Month in April:

Abby Caldwell – 7th Grade
Libby Lukens – 8th Grade
Angelika Watson – 9th Grade
Makala Buchanan – 10th Grade
Harvest Gifford – 11th Grade
Hannah Heist – 12th Grade

These students will be recognized at the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:00. Congratulations Greendevils!

Activities for Next Week

Monday (Feb. 23rd)
5:00 boys 8th grade Dayton vs Campbell County
6:00 boys 8th grade Bellevue vs RA Jones
7:00 boys 8th grade winner of Dayton/Campbell County vs Newport

Tuesday (Feb. 24th)
5:00 girls 8th grade Campbell County vs RA Jones
6:00 girls 8th grade Tichenor vs Sharp
7:00 girls 8th grade winner of Campbell/RA Jones vs Bracken

Wednesday (Feb. 25th)

Middle School Post-Season Tournament

The middle school basketball post-season tournament scheduled to begin today, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Dayton High School is postponed and will not be played today.

Middle school post season will begin on Wednesday. All games are pushed back one day. 

Special Board Meeting

There will be a special board meeting held on January 21, 2015 at 6:00pm and will be held at Dayton High School in the Library.  The special board meeting will be between the school's SBDM members and the school board. This meeting is open to the public.

5th Grade Camp Joy fundraiser

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

This Friday, December 12th, Dayton High School will induct 4 new members into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.  This year’s inductees are John Wooden (Basketball Coach), Barry Binkley (Track Coach), Kevin Baumann (Class of 1975), and Les Murray (Class of 1953).  The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at 7:15 before the boys home game vs. Williamstown.  Please come out and show your appreciation for these former Greendevil greats!

On a Mission....

Dayton Independent Schools recently revised

the district mission statement. 

This mission statement was constructed by a committee of teachers, parents, administrators, staff members, students, and community members. The committee started their work in December and completed this effort in June. We are extremely proud of the work done by this committee. Our mission statement is anchored by three key terms: Inspire, Engage, and Grow.

The Mission of Dayton Independent Schools is to

Inspire, Engage, and Grow

each of our Students.

We will use these three terms to guide our work. You might ask yourself:

  1. What am I doing to Inspire students, parent, co-workers?
  2. How am I Engaging students in their work? In my job am I compliant or Engaged?
  3. Am I Growing in my job? Are my students Growing? Am I helping others to Grow?
New Mentoring Program
Below is a link to an article on a new mentoring program in Northern Kentucky. Three of our students, Joey Feltner, Jessica Lambert, Nathan Reatherford were selected to be part of this program. This program, called NaviGo, will give our s...tudents the opportunity to expand their growth in the areas of college and career readiness, provide them with job shadowing and internship opportunities, and help them develop a network with professionals in our area. Thirty-three students in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area were accepted into this program out of ninety applications and we are proud to have three in this program.

Dayton Middle/High School Students Take History Trip

Dayton students in grades 8 and 9 are on an adventure of a life time. They are learning about the past in real time as they travel this week.  They stopped in Gettysburg on Day 1 to learn about the history of the Gettysburg Address and battle. They will continue their adventure all the way to Washington DC, our nations capital to learn about our nations history and government.  Follow their adventure HERE and on the Dayton High School Facebook Page.

Day 2 of the student's adventure and learning at the Gettysburg battlefield and sites in Washington DC.

Day 3 of the student's adventure and learning in Washington DC. They visited the Lincoln monument, mount Vernon, capital building, and other sites of interest during this day.


Learning at the Zoo

On Tuesday, May 6th, the third grade enjoyed a wonderful day at the Cincinnati Zoo. The students were able to observe animals in their habitat. In the children's petting zoo several students interacted by feeding and/or brushing the animals. This trip was a great review of the science content of ecosystems and adaptations.


Powder Puff Game Raises $572 for Elementz Organization

Great fundraiser for Dayton and Bellevue High Schools!  This fundraiser raised $572 and added to a previously raised $250 for Elementz. Elementz is an organization that empowers inner-city youth through the arts. ( http://elementz.org/wp/about/our-mission/ )

Check out our Facebook Fan Page for more photos - http://www.facebook.com/DaytonHSky

Powder Puff Game, DHS vs BHS for charity

Powder Puff Game!

In cooperation with Bellevue Independent Schools, come out and support the girls as they raise money to benefit Elementz. The students in the NKU class have come up with this wonderful idea to have some fun and support a charity in the process.

Dayton Drama Club Presents - Annie Jr

The Dayton Drama Club presents Annie Jr.

Come and enjoy a play presented by the Dayton Drama Club students. These students are excited to showcase this play for all, young and old. The play will be on Friday, April 25 and Saturday April 26 at 7:00pm in the Margret Erl Activity Center located in Lincoln Elementary School. 

Ticket Prices 
Adults - $5.00 
Children $3.00

Middle School Students Trip to Gettysburg and DC Fundraiser

Hello all of my fellow Devils,

I have applied online at http://www.DonorChoose.org/ for financial help for our Gettysburg/DC trip, as we still need a little more help. I know that many of you give and give to help our students and if it is not possible for you to give this time around I understand. However, if 50 people donate $20 towards our trip via DonorsChoose we will meet our goal. Over the next 7 days, DonorsChoose will match dollar for dollar. So please consider making a donation, ANY amount will be greatly appreciated. Please pass this information along to anyone that you think might be willing to help. To donate, click here: http://tinyurl.com/mn9ebp4

Thank you so much,
Melissa Hawkins, Dayton Middle School English Teacher

Lincoln Elementary, A part of Toyota Bornlearning Academies

This school year, four Northern Kentucky elementary schools are joining a statewide early childhood learning program aimed at helping parents better prepare their preschoolers for academic success.

Kenton County Schools’ J.A. Caywood Elementary, Dayton Independent Schools’ Lincoln Elementary, Covington’s Glenn O. Swing Elementary and Silver Grove Elementary are now part of the Toyota bornlearning Academies. The program, which includes 12 Northern Kentucky schools, is being expanded with the help of four multiyear grants totaling $136,000 from Toyota.

Read Full Article Here

Source - http://nky.cincinnati.com

Special Thank You from Superintendent Brewer
 It is amazing what can be accomplished when a group of people come together to move a project forward.   A perfect example of this is what occurred on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28.  During these two days over 90 students, parents, teachers, administrators, alumni, and community members came together to prep and paint Davis Stadium.  We want to spotlight the efforts of Mr. Tim Chenot, Lincoln Elementary teacher and Youth Football League Director, and Mr. Ron Kinmon, Director of Pupil Personnel, for their efforts in organizing this event.  We also want to thank the students, including members of both the football and soccer teams, for their efforts to support this project.   This was truly a TEAM effort and we thank everyone for contributions, both large and small, of their time and talent.  A good deal of the funds for this project came from the late Mr. Russ Brewer who left a donation that was designated for stadium improvements at Davis Field.  We want to extend a special thanks to Mr. Russ Brewer and his family for their amazing contribution to this project.
Read Across America Dayton_TheLorax.mp4
Dayton Independent Schools is proud to support and participate in Read Across America. Join the movement by reading on March 2, 2012 along with millions of students across America. 
Lincoln Elementary - Picture Day - Sept. 25th

Parents, Guardians, and Students:

Picture day is coming to Lincoln Elementary School, Tuesday September 25, 2018! Look your best and smile for the camera!

You can order your pictures before picture day, see attached flyer for details.

Lincoln Elementary Picture Day Flyer

Dayton High/Middle School Spring Fling

Spring Fling

LES Picture Retake Day

The Lincoln Elementary School picture retake day is Wednesday, November 11th 10:00 – 1:00.

Class of 1965 Reunion

Class of 1965 Reunion

   May 23          12:30       Lunch at the Buck Head Grill followed by class photo on the steps of the Eight Avenue School - 2:30 pm.

   May 25          10:00     Meet at Sixth and Main Streets to participate in the 86th Bellevue - Dayton Memorial Day Parade.

Remembrance Service to honor deceased class members is being planned.

                Direct questions to    edmyers1946@gmail.com

Preschool Parents - New Texting Service

Dayton Preschool Parents: If you signed up for our new texting service, you will be getting your first text tonight. What to expect: See the letter here: http://tinyurl.com/lxk66kd


Due to the weather conditions all school related extra-curricular activities for Monday, February 16 have been cancelled.

Tonight's all winter athletes senior night will be rescheduled for Friday, February 20th between the Junior Varsity and Varsity girls game. 

We will recognize bowling, cheerleading, and boys/girls basketball seniors on Friday night.

Tonight's boys varsity game vs. Silver Grove will be rescheduled and we will communicate as soon as a definite date is set.

The Board of Education moves to eMeeting format for their meetings

The eMeeting format allows for the public to view most documents provided to the district school board prior to the scheduled meeting.  These documents will be made public on the Monday prior to the meeting.  This move will allow the district to be more transparent and allow those that cannot attend the scheduled board meetings to view the information and be informed of the great things occurring in the schools.  The board Agendas, Minutes, and district financial reports will be available through this eMeeting portal (no registration required). 

The board received their official training prior to the December 17, 2014 board meeting.  During the December 17, 2014 meeting, the board conducted a trial run of the eMeeting with both digital and paper copies in hand.  The first official eMeeting will be held on January 28, 2015.

Important Dates for Dayton HS

Important dates throughout the 2014-15 school year for Dayton High School. Click the image to expand.


Public Notice: Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

Public Notice
Dayton Independent Schools
Notice of Non-Discrimination

Students, their families, employees and potential employees of the Dayton Independent Schools are hereby notified that the Dayton Independent Schools System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.

Any persons having inquiries concerning Dayton Independent Schools’ compliance with Title II, Title VI, Title IX and/or Section 504 may contact:

Brittney Howell, Director of Special Education/Preschool
Dayton Independent Schools
200 Clay Street
Dayton, KY 41074
(859) 491-6565

The Dayton Independent Schools offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 11-12 at the Campbell County Vocational School.  Persons seeking further information concerning the vocational education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact:

Rick Wolf
Director of Teaching and Learning
Dayton Independent Schools
200 Clay Street
Dayton, KY 41074
(859) 491-6565

Teen Center Soccer Clinic

STEM Trip to Gateway Community College

On Thursday, April 24th, Dayton High School students attended a STEM Field Trip to Gateway Community College and Fives (pronounced Fee-ves) Industries.  Twenty-three DHS students received the opportunity to learn about post-secondary options at Gateway, such as the potential to attend college for free while simultaneously working as an apprentice for one of the multiple industries.


Gateway staff began the day by quickly grabbing our student’s attention with Youtube videos about cutting edge technology. Gateway students are being trained and educated to utilize this technology, such as 3d printing.  From there, our students participated in cool hands on engineering and electrical activities.  Our students also received a quick tour around campus where they observed a multiple interactive...


Girls Soccer Program Spring Meeting

PIG Pageant and Race

The students at Lincoln sold Candy Bars in February to help raise money for the student activity fund.  Any classroom that had 35% participation in their room received a PIG to decorate for the PIG Pageant.   The PIGS were then judged by Mrs. Sharon, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Brewer, Ms. Glenda, and Ms. Trish from the Board Office.  The 1st Place winner was Minty Mrs. Cozart Class, 2nd Place Green Lightening Ms. Fisette, 3rd  Place Mr. Oinker Mrs. Sceifres.

The pageant was followed by the PIG RACE.  1st Place was Mrs. Young, 2nd Place Mrs. Casper.  The teachers received $50.00 to spend in their classroom.

This was such fun and everyone seemed to really enjoy the Pageant and the Race.

Local Talent Paints Mural

Local artists from Higher Level Art (http://higherlevelart.com/) created a mural that will inspire our Little Devils to continuously grow in their reading. Artists Danny, Matthew, and Robby worked Friday February 21, 2014 after school had let out through Sunday February 23, 2014 creating the mural in the media center.

The theme was inspired by the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, who selected Lincoln Elementary School as the recipient of the mural.

The mural depicts an elephant standing a top a stack of books, a child reading his favorite book, a happy clown painting the wall, the ring master riding in on his horse, and next to a stack of books; the Lincoln Little Devils pop-up book.

Public Notice - Notice of Board Vacancy

The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Dayton Independent Schools Board of Education.  You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Dayton Independent Schools Board of Education.

Application for Local School Board Appointment
Downloadable Form

Dayton Schools makes the news
Volunteers of  Parents, Students, Teachers, and Administrators help spruce up the front of Lincoln Elementary School the morning of Friday, August 3, 2012. WLWT Channel 5 news stopped by to report on the progress.
Dayton HS Picture Day - Sept 28th

Parents, Guardians, and Students:

Picture day is coming to Dayton High School, Friday September 28, 2018! Look your best and smile for the camera!

You can order your pictures before picture day, see attached flyer for details.

Picture Day Flyer

Infinite Campus - Meet your new Apps

Subject: Delay...Campus Student and Campus Parent Apps

Thank you for your interest in the new Campus Student and Campus Parent apps for iOS and Android. The new apps will not be available today (Monday, September 17) as planned. We regret this delay and apologize if you are fielding inquiries from parents and students who desire the apps.

Two issues were identified this weekend that would have caused your parents and students to have a poor experience if they came across them. Both issues have been addressed and new versions of the apps are in the release process..

When will the new apps be available?

We expect the new apps to be available in the app stores later this week. Both the Apple App Store and Google Play have release processes outside our control. As soon as the stores complete their release processes, the new apps will appear for download by your students and parents. At that time, we will email you and make an announcement on Campus Community.

- Infinite Campus Product Manager

Releasing September 17, 2018

Parents and students,

We are excited to inform you Infinite Campus has two new and improved mobile apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more.

If you are using the old Infinite Campus app, please download the new app. The old app will no longer be supported.

Click Read More to see download links

Preschool Registration and Jamboree

Preschool Registration and Jamboree

New Grades Notification using Infinite Campus

Dayton Independent Schools has started using Infinite Campus to notify parents of any failing grades their child or children may have.  The notification will be for students in Grades 4 through 12 only. This notification will occur starting on Monday September 21, 2015 and will run on every Monday at 4:00pm.  The notifications will be sent to both your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account and an email address you assigned to your Campus Parent Portal Account. 

Don't have a Campus Parent Portal Account; not a problem.  Look for a letter in the mail that contains information on how to create your own account.

All students have their own Infinite Campus Student Portal Account as their account was created for them. With your Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account, you will have access to your children in both Lincoln Elementary and Dayton High School (if applicable) within a single Portal Site.

Auto Tech - Certificate of SkillsUSA Participation

Two of our high school students received their Certificate of SkillsUSA Participation in Auto Technology at the Campbell County Area Technology Center. Congratulations to our students for their hard work and accomplishments!

Way to Grow!



Nurturing Parenting Programs Announcement

Senior Nikki Brooks recipient of the Roger Grein Spirit of Philanthropy Award

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Senior Nikki Brooks received the highest honor, the Roger Grein Spirit of Philanthropy Award.   This award is given to the student that best embody the spirit of philanthropy, in which the Magnified Giving - Student Philanthropy, program strives to teach.

For more information on this non-profit program, visit http://www.magnifiedgiving.org/about

For more photos, visit our Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/DaytonHSKY

Craig Smith, Golf Outing

Come and enjoy a day of golfing with friends and family at Flagg Springs Golf Course in California Kentucky, Saturday June 21, 2014 and support the students at Dayton High School.

Click the registration image below to download the registration form!

Health Point School Based Health Center Sees First Patient!

Health Point opens school-based health center at Lincoln Elementary.

                Health Point Family Care of Northern Kentucky opened a school-based health center April 10 at Lincoln Elementary School in the Dayton Independent Schools.  The health center also will be available to Dayton High School students.

                The Lincoln Health Center will be open on Thursdays, staffed by Health Point nurse practitioner Joanie Combs.  Services include physical exams, immunizations, and diagnosis and treatment of illness.  Parents must enroll their children in the school-based health center before services can be provided.

                School-based health centers provide many advantages for students and their parents, including:

  • The nurse practitioner has the training and authority to diagnose illness and prescribe medication.         
  • Provides convenient, inexpensive care where children already spend most of their day.
  • Overcomes problems of working parents, no transportation, and lack of health insurance.
  • Reduces absenteeism due to illness.

Health Point also operates school-based health centers in the Covington, Erlanger-Elsmere and Boone County school districts.        

Health Point is a non-profit primary care medical and dental practice, serving about 28,800 low-income and uninsured patients at health centers in Covington, Latonia, Bellevue, Florence and Nicholasville, Ky.

First Lady of Kentucky Mrs. Jane Beshear visits Lincoln Elementary

The First Lady of Kentucky Mrs. Jan Beshear visited Lincoln Elementary School today to help promote Kentucky Literacy Week and to encourage our students to continuously read. Reading promotes a great imagination and creative thinking.

Visit Wlwt Channel 5 News' site for the news video of the event.


DHS Fine Arts Festival

Celebrate the arts with Dayton High School's 6th annual Fine Arts Festival  Thursday, March 20, 5:30 - 730pm.  There will be student art work including wood working designs, Spanish projects and the Book Fair in the Library Media Center. Enjoy a free spaghetti dinner in the cafeteria and the band concert will conclude the evening beginning at 7:00pm in the gymnaisium.

To make reservations for dinner contact Cheryl Spahr by Monday, March 17 @ 859-292-7486 or cheryl.spahr@dayton.kyschools.us

The YMCA - 2nd Annual Murriner Culinary Experience Fundraiser

The YMCA is rasing funds to help in their scholarship program.

All of the proceeds raised from this event will provide scholarships to individuals and families struggling in our community. The Campbell & Kenton County YMCAs provide over $100,000 in scholarships each year that allow for participation in our programs and services that otherwise would financially be inaccessible. You could help provide child care for a single, working mom. Your generosity could support our military veterans recovery from their physical and emotional wounds. Your help might also keep a child safe around water this summer. 

Download the Flyer Here


Lincoln Mini-Bank...now open!

Our Lincoln Little Devils are learning the value and importance of saving money as they are now able to open their own savings account thanks to The Bank of Kentucky!  A penny saved is a penny earned!

Parent Notice
Attention Parents:
This is to inform you that the Dayton School Aged Child Care After School Program will no longer be offered at Lincoln Elementary School. If you are in need of a child care referral, please contact Gina Byrd at the Dayton Family Resource Center at 292-7492. Thank you.
2014-15 Supply Lists - Lincoln Elementary

Preschool Supply List - Click Here to Download
Kindergarten Supply List - Click Here to Download
1st Grade Supply List - Click Here to Download
2nd Grade Supply List - Click Here to Download
3rd Grade Supply List - Click Here to Download
4th Grade Supply List - Click Here to Download
5th Grade Supply List - Click Here to Download
6th Grade Supply List - Click Here to Download

Graduates Find Success

Effort starts early to prepare students in higer-need communities for college.


Way to GROW!

SBDM Council

Dear Parents,

Dayton Middle and High Schools are seeking parents to serve on our Site Based Decision Making Council (SBDM).  We need two parent representatives for our next academic year.  By serving on this council you will be helping to make decisions and write policies that will shape the future of DMS/DHS.  Council members meet once monthly for 1-2 hours.  In addition, SBDM council members serve as a hiring committee to select our future educators.  If you are willing to make a commitment to serve on our SBDM council, please fill complete the form and return to Mrs. Brandenburg in the main office by April 15, 2014. 

Downloadable Form

Lincoln Takes on the World in Chess!
Today was a BIG day for our Lincoln Little Devils and their continued GROWTH in chess. Today Lincoln hosted three chess masters! International Grandmasters Maurice Ashley and Irina Krusch along with national champion Rochelle Ballantyna t...ook on our Little Devils in Chess. These are three of the very BEST chess players in the WORLD! We want to thank Mr. and Mrs. Cris Collinsworth and Pro Scan for their continued support of our GROWING chess program. Mr. and Mrs. Collinsworth were in attendance today!

Way to GROW Little Devils!
Way to GO Mr. Long!
Devils Stand Tall Group Meetings

The Dayton Middle and High Schools students have created a group Devils Stand Tall in response to the ongoing problem of bullying in schools.  These students meet every Monday at 3:00pm, right after school in Ms. Montgomery's room to disuss solutions to the issue. Come and join the conversation. If you would like to join the coverstation online, click the image.

Image from: http://www.mywausanews.com/2012/02/4388/

Mrs. Glass Earns Counselor of the Year

Today Dayton High School Counselor, Jennifer Glass, was presented with the Counselor of the Year award today during our Northern Kentucky Counseling Association meeting.


She was elected as the new President Elect for the Northern Kentucky Counseling Association.  Two great things in one day!  We are so excited for Jenn and wanted to share the great news with everyone.  Please congratulate her when you see her!


21st Century After School Programs

Parents and Guardians, the 21st Century is offering students several afterschool activiies that include homework help. Please read, sign, and return to the Dayton High School either or both of the permission forms listed below.

21st Century Activities
Permission Form

Chess Club
Permission Form

Another Step Forward

Today at Dayton High School our students are taking another step forward as we advance our use of technology.These students are using new Surface2 RT tablets to access information and resources in a one to one/on time way.

School Supply List
Lincoln Elementary School, Dayton Middle School, and Dayton High School supply lists now posted Online!
2014-15 Supply Lists - Dayton MS/HS

Dayton Middle School Supplies - Click Here to Download

Dayton High School Supplies Updated - Click Here to Download

Mr. Workman (Health/PE) -  One   1" 3 ring binder

Mr. Jefferson -  Pens?/Pencils and Notebook with more than 100 pages

Mr. Newsome - Spanish - Pencils and  Note cards

Annie Jr Performance, presented by Dayton Drama Club

The Dayton Drama Club students worked very hard in preparing for the Annie Jr play. They rehersed afterschool and on weekends.

They did great during the performance of the play and if you missed it, you missed a great play and energetic students.

Health Point Enrollment Forms - Online

The Health Point Health Center enrollment forms are now available online to download and print.  Click the Forms & Links button to the right to get access to these forms. Simply download the form and print to complete.

The HIPPA Privacy Notice is available to you for your information so that you are informed of your HIPPA Privacy Rights. You may download and print the notice if you choose, but it is not needed for the Health Center enrollment.

Relay for Life

Kentucky First Lady to Celebrate Literacy at Lincoln
First Lady Jane Beshear will travel across the state as a part of the fourth annual Kentucky Literacy Celebration Week March 17-21.

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014,  Mrs. Beshear will be at Lincoln Elementary in Dayton, Kentucky to highlight Kentucky Literacy.

The Kentucky Literacy Celebration was created by the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD) and First Lady Jane Beshear. Established by legislation in 1998, CCLD’s mission is to promote literacy and address the diverse needs of all learners through professional development for Kentucky educators and research that informs policy and practice. The celebration intends to highlight literacy in Kentucky, celebrate the accomplishments and focus on the challenges we still face as a state.

Dayton Schools will be highlighting their outstanding gains in reading over the past several years.

Way to GROW Devils!
Stand for The Silent Meeting

Students: The Stand for The Silent Meeting will be held in Mrs. Montgomery's room on Monday March 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

Come help end bullying at Dayton Middle/High School.

Follow the movement on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SFTSorg or the Stand for The Silent web page http://www.standforthesilent.org/

Chess Grows at Lincoln!

Chess continues to grow at Lincoln Elementary and today we had a Master Chess player visit.  Mr. Wilson toured classrooms and shared insights into the game of chess with our students.  We are excited to be partnering with the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Foundation to fund chess opportunities at Lincoln.  This foundation helped fund over 60 chess boards for our students.  This week our second grade students will be taking on our third grade students in chess.
Way to GROW Little Devils.
For information on the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Foundation please visit:


Mr. Long is Our Shining Knight
Congratulations to Mr. Ed Long for receiving the 5th Annual Queen City Classic Shining Knight Award! Mr. Long is very deserving of this award as he has been a longtime advocate for the game of chess here in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Mr.... Long has been the spark that has ignited a fire for our students here at Dayton as he has started a program teaching ALL second and third grade students how to play chess.

He has also started an after school chess club for the middle school and high school!

Congratulations Mr. Long!
Way to GROW!

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Bornlearning Academy

Last night was night five of six for our Bornlearning Academy at Lincoln Elementary.  We appreciate Gina Byrd, Amanda Minser, Tesa Clark, and Hannah Weisel for all their hard work towards putting together this great program for our parents and kids.

No more early release days this year

Parents and Guardians:

This Wednesday, March 12, 2014 will be a full school day. Due to the amount of snow days we had this year, we will be using our three make up days we have on the calendar. We already used February 14, 2014 and will use both March 14, 2014 and May 30, 2014 as school days.  We will make the last three early release days; March 12, March 19, and March 26, 2014 as full school days.

If you have any questions, please contact the board office at 859-491-6565.

High School Bowler Advances to State Championship

Congratulations to DHS student Elizabeth Masminster as she placed 2nd in the Regional Tournament.  This qualifies her for the state championship.  This is a great accomplishment for this sophomore student as bowling in Kentucky has no class divisions, so all schools compete for one title!

Elizabeth's season average was 161 with her high game being a 204 against Lloyd High School.

Way to go Elizabeth and good luck at state!

Learning about Cultures

Mrs. Wiggins' first grade class has been learning about the arts from West Africa in their Art classes. They used paper plates and paint to create African plate necklaces as an example of functional art.

Lincoln Elementary Earns AdvancED Accreditation

Congratulations to our Lincoln Elementary staff, students, parents, and community on receiving Accreditation from AdvaneEd. This accreditation process was completed yesterday.

Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance deve...loped more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools, and designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards. The accreditation process is also known in terms of its ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education. While accreditation is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution’s organizational effectiveness, it is far more than that. Today accreditation examines the whole institution—the programs, the cultural context, the community of stakeholders—to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students.

Accreditation is a significant achievement pronouncing an institution’s quality of education, as well as a remarkably enriching process for the institutions recognizing the tremendous competitive and performance gains it affords.
The GROWTH occurring at Lincoln Elementary has been AMAZING! The school's state ranking has grown from being 628 out of 706 elementary schools in the state to being ranked 271 out of 730 elementary schools. Our MAP scores are also up in reading and math! Student attendance is also improving every year! I sincerely appreciate everyone’s efforts to provide the very best for our students. They deserve it!
Way to GROW Little Devils!


Dayton High and Dayton Middle Schools Earns AdvancEd Accreditation

Congratulations to our Dayton High and Middle School staff, students, parents, and community on receiving Accreditation from AdvaneEd. This accreditation process was completed yesterday.


Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools, and designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards. The accreditation process is also known in terms of its ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education. While accreditation is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution’s organizational effectiveness, it is far more than that. Today accreditation examines the whole institution—the programs, the cultural context, the community of stakeholders—to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students.

Accreditation is a significant achievement pronouncing an institution’s quality of education, as well as a remarkably enriching process for the institutions recognizing the tremendous competitive and performance gains it affords.

The GROWTH occurring at Dayton Middle and High School has been AMAZING!  ACT scores are up!  Explore scores are up!  Plan scores are up!  College and Career Readiness numbers are up!  KPREP scores are up!  MAP scores are up!  Graduation rate is up!  Student engagement is up!

I sincerely appreciate everyone’s efforts to provide the very best for our students.  They deserve it!

Way to GROW DHS and DMS!