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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. 

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. 

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:


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 directions

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.

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:


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.

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!

FAFSA Workshop with KHEAA

Seniors get one-on-one assistance completing a FAFSA with Bob McDermott from KHEAA from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM in the HS Library.

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

Student Led Conferences

Parents, Guardians and Students, please join us for Student Led Conferences on Wednesday, September 20th! 

Paying for College 101

Thursday, September 7th, from 6:00-7:00PM in the HS Library

This informational meeting is for Juniors, Seniors AND their Parents.   Please join us as we welcome Bob McDermott from Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) as he presents us with valuable information about Financial Aid Options for college tuition.

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).

Super Honor Roll Students - Quarter 1

Dayton HS Quarter 1 Super Honor Roll


Honor Roll Students - Quarter 1

Honor Roll Students Quarter 1 - Page 1

Honor Roll Students - Quarter 2 - Page 2

2017-2018 Student Handbook