Here We Grow

Our Mission: Inspire, Engage, & Grow each of our Students

Superintendent's Message

Summer is a Time to GROW!

Often we have the mindset that summer is at time to kick back and relax. I believe that summer is a great opportunity to GROW in other areas. We need to remember that we are our own product. By this I mean we need to envision ourselves as someone that is always learning, improving, and getting better. We need to realize that we need to continuously build into ourselves and make ourselves better. The importance of self-education and investing in your own personal development is a critical aspect of success. One of my favorite quotes comes from Jim Rohn in his book “My Philosophy of Living.” He states, “Don’t wish your life were easier, but instead focus on making yourself better.” I totally agree!

My number one recommendation in personal growth is to read! Reading can take you places that you can’t afford to go, reading can allow you to experience things you are unable to experience, and reading can introduce you to ideas you couldn’t possibly think of. Reading also allows you to bring different cultures, perspectives, histories, and people into your life.

As we look at summer opportunities we are looking to get better! We have put great effort into expanded programming for our students. We greatly appreciate the efforts of our YMCA and United Way in supporting and leading many of these programs. I am excited about the book initiative at Lincoln to provide a box of books for EACH student for summer reading. Lincoln will also have their library open for students this summer. The high school and middle school have also expanded reading opportunities for students this summer including summer reading programs and book studies. Our Little Library is up and going at the entrance of DHS.

If you want to GROW…go READ!


Jay Brewer

Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools

Professional Development

Professional Learning Opportunities – Please contact Rick Wolf if you are interested in attending any of the professional learning opportunities that will be occurring throughout the summer and early fall.



June 13, 2015

Parent Professional Conference


No Cost

Click here to register

June 17 – 18, 2015

KY Behavior Institute

KY International Convention Center

Member Cost $130.00

NonMember Cost $150.00

Click here to register

June 22 – 25, 2015

Para Ed Conference June 22nd Closed

Ralph Rush Center June 23rd Click here to register

Minna Hammons June 24th Click here to register

No Cost June 25th Closed

June 22 – 25, 2015

Advanced Continuum – Orton Gillingham

Gateway Community College

Michele Wenger

Special Ed Cost $400.00

Regular Ed Cost $850.00

Click here to register

June 23 – 24, 2015

2015 Ready Kids N KY Conference

The METS Center

To register: Contact Julie Goodpaster at 502-839-2513

June 24, 2015

NKY Principals Professional Learning

TPGES/Instructional Coaching


Vanessa Groneck and Jenny Ray

No Cost

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July 7 – 8, 2015

CBB Module ~ Algebraic Thinking (Grades 6 – 8)


Kim Snowball

Limit 20 participants

Cost $50.00

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July 8, 2015

Alternate K-PREP Science

NKCES – Conference Room Upstairs

Kim Weber

Limit 20 participants

Cost – none

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July 14, 2015

KY Peer Support/Peer Network Summer Training

Northern KY – Location TBD

Dr. Harold Kleinert, Patti Parsons, Katie Hastings, Kim Weber & Others

No limit

Cost – none

To register contact: Katie Hastings

Or contact: Patti Parson

July 14 – 15, 2015

CBB Module ~ Ratios & Proportionality (Grades 6 – 8)


Kim Snowball

Limit 20 participants

Cost $50.00

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July 15 – 16, 2015

The Flipped Classroom

NKY University – Room TBD

Ted Hodgson & Team

Limit 60 participants

Cost $25.00

Registration TBA

July 21 – 22, 2015

CBB Module ~ Geometry (Grades 6 – 8)


Kim Snowball

Limit 20 participants

Cost $50.00

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July 20 – 24, 2015

Orton Gillingham – Basic Training

Gateway Community College

Michele Wenger

Special Ed Cost $400.00

Regular Ed Cost $850.00

Click here to register

July 27, 2015

Standards Based Grading & Reporting

Dietz Auditorium (U of KY)

Dr. Thomas Guskey & Dr. Leann Jung (U of KY)

Cost $200.00

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August date TBD


Date: TBD


Cindy Schmidt

Limit 30

Registration: TBD

August 13, 2015

New Teachers & Staff IEP Training


Linda Alford

Cost – none

Limit 30

Registration: TBD


September 22 – 23, 2015

Coaching Classroom Management

Gateway Community College

Tricia McKale Skyles

Cost $150.00

Click here to register

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Be In The Know

Rank Change Reminder

Verification of completion of the course work necessary to achieve a change in Rank for 2015-16 must be on file in the Central Office by September 15, 2015.

Teaching Certificate Renewal Reminder

If your Teaching Certificate expires this June please make sure to turn in your renewed certificate to the Central Office before the school year begins.

Faculty & Staff News


We want to congratulate Rian Embry on being chosen as the May “Inspire, Engage, and Grow” Employee of the Month for Dayton Independent Schools. Rian was chosen for “going above and beyond for her students on a daily basis!” To quote one of her nominations, “(Rian) has a very energetic attitude that inspires the students. She stays much later than required to assist with any student that needs extra assistance. Another nomination stated, “She truly cares about each one of her students. Every day I walk by her room and she is constantly challenging her class to succeed.” Rian is also our Senior Sponsor and does a great job of leading students through their senior year. The work she did in leading this year’s group on the painting of the underpass is just one example of how she sets high expectations for students! Thank you Mrs. Embry for all that you do for Dayton Independent Schools!

June Birthdays

Marti-Jo Griffith- 1st

Amanda Berringer- 2nd

Theresa Fisette- 4th

Karen Fuchs- 8th

Shena Hagaman- 11th

Abby Jones- 11th

Angela Gumm-Buschle- 13th

Kelly Christen- 27th

Christopher Martin- 28th

Brittney Howell- 30th

Student News


Star Ritchie is nominated for the May Artist of the Month for going above and beyond in her work. She is passionate about the arts, Music and Drama especially, and she is a great asset to our school.


Samantha Scott is the April Athlete of the Month. Sam is a dedicated student-athlete who works hard to reach her goals while at the same time she pushes her teammates to aspire to be more. She is a born leader that leads by example, working hard on improving her game and helping the younger players. She has committed to playing fastpitch at the collegiate level for Union College. Currently Sam plays third base and also pitches. Her batting average is currently a .364 and in five mound appearances she has struck out 23 opponents. Sam's GPA is 3.54.

Megan Downard is the May Athlete of the Month. As just a freshman, Megan Downard has achieved a status in Kentucky Track and Field that only a few others have. She already has staked claim to 4 individual school records. These are, but certainly will not be the only ones:

800 Meter Dash

Pole Vault

Triple Jump

55 Meter Indoor Hurdles

She competed in the 2015 Track and Field State Championships in the 800 Meter Run - finishing fourth, the 100 Meter Hurdles, the pole vault and anchored a season best time on the 4X400 meter relay.

There were 10 different events that Megan could have qualified for the State Championships in. This is an unprecedented amount of talent and versatility. There are big things to be had for Megan and the very young track team here at Dayton High School. She currently has a 3.6 GPA and she is the only athlete to receive Athlete of the Month twice this year (August, May).

Safety Corner

Heatwave Guidelines:

The following measures should help prevent the development of heat-related illnesses:

1. Slow down in hot weather. Your body’s temperature regulating system faces a much greater workload when temperature and humidity are high.

2. Heed early warnings of heat stress, such as headache, heavy perspiration, high pulse rate, and shallow breathing. Take a break immediately and get to a cooler location. Watch for heat stress signs among your co-workers.

3. Dress for hot weather. Lightweight, light-colored clothing reflects heat.

4. Drink plenty of water. Don’t let yourself “dry out”.

5. Increase your salt intake, preferably adding salt to your food. (Consult your physician if you are on a salt-restricted diet.)

6. Try and get used to warm weather gradually. Take it easy for those first two or three days. Your body will have a better chance to adjust if you take it slow.

7. Get out of the heat occasionally. Physical stress increases with time in hot weather. Take breaks in a cool, shady location.

8. Wear a hat and log-sleeved shirt to prevent burning (which we know can increase the risk of skin cancer.)


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Board of Education Meeting

Tuesday, June 23rd, 6pm

200 Clay St

Dayton, KY