Here We Grow
Our Mission: Inspire, Engage, & Grow each of our Students
Here We GROW Again!!
The mission of Dayton Independent Schools is to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our Students! We are proud to announce that the state assessments scores for 2015 have been released and we are excited about the continued progress of our district. We want to thank our students, staff, families and community for their efforts to make this progress happen. We know that even brighter days are ahead as we continue to GROW together!
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Please watch for OPEN ENROLLMENT information October 12 thru October 26, 2015.
Faculty & Staff News
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: September
Very few teachers can Inspire and Engage students like Tim Chenot! In the classroom and on the field Tim Chenot challenges students to become the very best that they can become. When you enter Tim Chenot’s classroom you know right away that you have entered the engagement zone!
One nomination said, “Tim is always looking for ways to inspire and motivate his kids. His rapport with his students and colleagues goes above and beyond the normal educator. He is always looking for new and critical ways to reach and challenge his kids.”
Tim is also a Youth League football coach and he has done a great job of growing this program in our community. This year Tim has worked to incorporate John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success. It is not uncommon to hear our youth football players saying Wooden’s “Two Sets of Three” as they come off the field, “Don’t lie, don’t cheat, don’t steal and don’t whine, don’t complain, don’t make excuses.”
Tim brings great passion to everything he does. His energy and optimism are unmatched! It is without a doubt that Tim lives the mission of our school district as he Inspires, Engages, and Grows each of his Students!
Congratulations on being our September Inspire, Engage, and Grow Employee of the Month!
STARS/STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Maggie Fletcher – Principal Pick
DAYTON HIGH SCHOOL:
ARTIST OF THE MONTH:
Our Artist of the Month nomination is Phillip McDaniel. Phillip is a senior and has made great strides in the Percussion Class at DHS. He shows great interest in learning this new skill.
ATHLETE OF THE MONTH:
Sophomore Megan Downard is a starter and co-captain for the Dayton High School girls Varsity soccer team. For the month of August Megan has a 3.59 GPA and has scored 10 goals in four games to help her team to their first 3 victories of the season during the month of August. Her hard work and relentless effort, both on the field and in the classroom, is why Megan Downard is the Student/Athlete of the Month for August.
SCHOOL BUSES & SCHOOL ZONES
Taking in the Whole Picture includes checking the sides and rear of your vehicle, using your mirrors and being aware of hazards inherent with school zones. The hazards are increased in elementary school zones because of the younger children. Younger children are easily distracted and may not be paying attention to vehicles while walking to and from school.
School zones mean pedestrians, bicyclists, school crossings, crossing guards, parents dropping off children and school buses. Children may also be playing in school playgrounds and may kick or throw balls, etc. into the adjoining streets.
Rather than just being "careful" we need to slow down, expect the unexpected, keep your eyes moving, and be far sighted by looking at least a block ahead while in residential and school zones.
With school being back in session we must also be alert for school buses. State laws usually require that drivers must stop for a school bus that is stopped with its red signal lights flashing whether it is on your side of the road, the opposite side of the road, or at an intersection you are approaching. You must remain stopped until the flashing red lights are no longer operating. Watch carefully for children near the school bus and children crossing the roadway before proceeding. State laws may vary on the required action of the driver on a divided highway and what constitutes a divided highway. "However, in all cases on divided highways, traffic behind the school bus must stop." Regardless of the state in which you operate a motor vehicle, you must know and obey the law.