Here We Grow
Our Mission: Inspire, Engage, & Grow each of our Students
Your Time is What Matters the Most
As we head into the holiday season we are always searching for that one great gift that will “change” things for the better. We all know that this gift cannot be purchased online or be found in a store. It is the gift of your time. Your presence is always the greatest present one can give.
As we look at the success of our students we cannot overlook the importance of emotional readiness and how this starts at day one! Students who succeed have what we term strong “emotional readiness” and have a basic foundation of well-being and social competence. So what can we do to build emotional readiness? Great question!
Make sure that children have a trusted and protected relationship with an adult who provides a consistent and predictable environment in which to grow and learn. Children need to have a strong attachment to a trusted adult.
Demonstrate proper behavior. This one is hard, as we all know that actions speak much louder than words!
Children need to be read to and with. They also need to have a steady supply of books from which to choose. Every child needs his/her personal library. Children that read…lead.
In closing, having a responsive, consistent, and loving relationship with an adult is essential at all stages of a child’s development. We need to remember that relationships are the cornerstone of early development. Having a go-to adult is the first step to a healthy and robust childhood.
Don’t forget…your actions speak loudly. And your time matters more than anything else.
Parents remember… “The days are long, the years are short.”
Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
Round Two of the Eric Jensen Book Study will begin in December. All staff will be getting an email and calendar invite for the session that they will be attending. If you have not signed up for a chapter to focus on, please do so by emailing Rick Wolf.
Faculty & Staff News
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: October
The best way to summarize the work that our October Inspire, Engage, and Grow Employee of the Month does is taken from a student nomination, “She is hardworking, smart, fun, generous, dedicated and inspirational.” We want to congratulate Mrs. Anna Muennich as she is our October Employee of the Month.
Mrs. Muennich has been teaching seven years at Dayton High School and she is the English department chairperson. Mrs. Muennich’s recognizable teaching brand is well known by students, parents, and staff as a teacher that has high expectations for students. Through these high expectations Mrs. Muennich challenges students to become the best that they can become.
An additional student nomination clearly supports the great work that Mrs. Muennich is doing each and every day. “I believe Mrs. Muennich deserves to be Employee of the Month. She demonstrates and encourages the Dayton mantra "Inspire, Engage, Grow." Every day during bell changes she is out in the hallway connecting with the students, whether it be past, present or future students she still smiles at them and says "Hi". She puts forth non-stop time and effort for her students and her job, yet still manages to find time for her family. Things could be crazy and stressful for her but she never lets that stop her, she keeps her head held high and her students on task. She is also one of the most organized teachers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. You always knew what you were going to do in class that day but it was never boring, she always found a way to make it fun and exciting. She takes her time to make sure her lesson plans are entertaining but also serve the purpose of testing your knowledge. She pushes her students to succeed not only in the classroom but in the real world too. Mrs. Muennich's determination and hard work is why I believe she deserves Employee of the Month.”
We are proud of Mrs. Muennich’s efforts to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our students.
STARS/STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Jewel Stewart – Principal Pick
DAYTON HIGH SCHOOL:
ARTIST OF THE MONTH:
Jacqueline Blades is the Artist of the Month for October. Mrs. Spahr nominated Jacqueline for her love and enthusiasm for Visual Arts. Jacqueline is always willing to try new processes, she exudes C.A.R.E. as we have defined it here at DHS, and she is a true asset to our school.
ATHLETE OF THE MONTH:
Junior Priscilla Michaels is co-captain and starter for the Dayton High School Girls Varsity Soccer team and co-captain of the Varsity Cheerleading Squad. In the classroom, Priscilla has a 3.5 GPA and is taking a dual credit course at Gateway Community College. On the soccer field for the month of September Priscilla had two hat-tricks which led the Lady Devils into their victories over Carroll County and Holmes. Her lead by example and can do attitude in the classroom and on the field is why Priscilla Michaels is the Student/Athlete of the Month for September.
Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility
Who do you consider to be responsible for safety at your job? Your immediate supervisor? The Human Resources Department? Your company’s Safety Committee? You should answer yes to all of these options. But an equally important answer is YOU!
So what can you do to reduce accidents and workplace injuries?
Take responsibility for yourself:
Develop a positive attitude toward safety.
Know your company’s rules and regulations- and follow them.
Familiarize yourself with the hazards of your job and know how to avoid them.
Take your time and don’t take shortcuts.
Wear suitable clothing and use the appropriate personal protective equipment.
Use the proper ergonomic techniques, whether lifting, sitting at a desk or operating a piece of equipment.
Practice good housekeeping.
Take safety training seriously.
Help those around you:
Report all accidents and injuries to your supervisor.
Report any observed hazards such as spills, improperly stored flammables, broken tools or equipment.
Stay calm in an emergency situation.
Don’t partake in unsafe behavior or horseplay. Instead, encourage others to have a good attitude toward safety.
Following these simple steps and practicing a positive, common-sense approach to safety, will help not only you but your co-workers and your company too. Managers and supervisors may be doing their part but the rest depends on you. Remember, safety is everyone’s responsibility.