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Join us for a conversation with Debbie Kearns! We discuss internships and career exploration with Debbie and special guest: Director of Curriculum and Instruction - Robin Van Buren.

Episode 13 - Dave Rucklos

Join us as we speak community development with the city of Dayton's Tourism and Economic Development Director, Dave Rucklos. Dave brings valuable insight about the various constructions and development projects that are happening in the city - including John's favorites: the U.G.B. and the foot bridge.

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Join us as we speak with Dayton School District Board Chair Larry Ringnalda and Board Director Kraig Albright. Both Larry and Kraig are long time Dayton residents and have been involved with Dayton youth sports for a many years

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Students explore nature and biology with first hand experience

Our sixth graders had a great time at outdoor school. You could not have asked for better weather. 

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March edition of the Dayton Grade School parent/ guardian newsletter. 

2024-25 YouthGovernor: Kenneth "Cash" Yount

We are so proud of the Dayton Youth and Government group that particpate in the Oregon YMCA Youth and Government Conference. Dayton's own Kenneth "Cash" Yount was elected the Youth Governor for 2024-25. Congratulations!

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We "Meet the Hosts" in this episode. Our hosts Amy Fast and John Bixler share their own stories and backgrounds in education. We learn more about the people behind the podcast.

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Family STEM Night

Family STEM Night ~ Next Thursday, February 22!

6:30pm - 7:30pm in the Grade School Cafeteria/ Commons

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En este episodio, Ana Lundren y María Alcaraz-Reyes hablan sobre sus ocupaciones como Enlace Familiar para el distrito escolar de Dayton. Como madres que navegaron por un nuevo sistema educativo, Ana y María se convirtieron en firmes defensoras de sus propios hijos.

In this episode, Ana Lundren and Maria Alcaraz-Reyes discuss their roles as Family Liaison for the Dayton School District. As parents navigating through a new educational system, Ana and Maria became strong advocates for their own children.

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Save the date: Febraury 14th. JH Dance in the Multi/ Cafeteria.

Room 12 student reads with Gracie.

Mrs. Gray’s top readers for the month of January had the opportunity to read to Gracie today!

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Recess is more fun when we're all together!

The February edition of the Dayton Grade School parent/ guardian newsletter..

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Thank you to our wonderful counselor's for all of your hard work and the love you share with our students and staff.

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Semester 2 schedules are available. See your class advisor or view in Home Access Center.

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We jump right into it in this episode. There is so much to cover as we welcome Steve Sugg back to the district. Recently retired, Steve was the Superintendent of Dayton Schools from July 2020 to June 2023. He provided stability during a major school disruption (pandemic/ distance learning) and guided us during a multi-million dollar Facilities and Improvements Bond. There was no shortage of stress. Yet, those weren't the things that made him lose sleep at night. Learn how retirement is treating Steve, and why his heart remains with the Dayton Community.

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Come meet long-time resident, parent, and pre-school teacher, Tiffany Ashley. We discuss together the phrase 'daycare desert' and how that pushed Tiffany to develop her program from the early days of a cooperative to being partnered with the school. We also spend a bit of time discussing siblings and the debate of "Nature v.s. Nurture". Tiffany's positivity shines through during this discussion. To learn more about this program, contact the school or follow up on our website.

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Flooding on Grand Island

Bus #1 called in this morning and said that Grand Island is flooded and he will be on the flood route. All students that are passed the Bridge will need to meet the bus up on SE Grand Island rd before the bridge so he can make his turn around at the drive way of 17921 Grand Island Rd

Portrait of Mitch Coleman

Cher, Pele, Shaq, ... Mitch. Today we interviewed Dayton's single name celebrity, Mitch Coleman. Referred to mostly by his first name, Mitch has been teaching Agriculture and leading our nationally recognized FFA program since 1990. Learn what drives him to success and how he's changed his perspective over the course of his long, celebrated career. It's easy to see why so many Dayton families have gone through Mitch's classes over the years. His passion and work ethic are on full display in this episode.

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Staff Holiday Breakfast

The DGS staff enjoyed breakfast together on Friday and Secret Santa’s were revealed! Such a wonderful group of people!

JH Counselor Door Decor

We had such a fun Winter Week! Ms K’s class won a hot chocolate and apple cider party for winning the door decorating contest!

Food Drive Winners: Grade 4

Our annual food drive to support our local Dayton food Pantry was a success! DGS donated 1350 pounds of food this week with the help of our Dayton Fire Department!

December Attendance and Student of the Month winners

Last Friday we celebrated our students good attendance and grades as well as Student of the Month for Honesty. Congratulations and keep up the great work!

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December edition of our parent/ guardian newsletter. Have a happy holiday season!


Join us as we speak with long time Dayton School District supporter and coach, Benjie Hedgecock. Benjie is always entertaining and has a lot on his mind. You won't want to miss this episode. 

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I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new Superintendent of Schools. From the moment I arrived for my first interview last spring I have been struck by the warm sense of community and the deep pride that runs through the veins of Dayton. It is an honor to serve you, the students, and the entire community. 

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Town Hall Meeting

Thank you to all who came out to our town hall as we began the discussion about who we want to be as a district/community and what we want most for our students.

Senior Parent Night

Upcoming Events for Senior Parents - Mark your Calendars!

You are invited to join us at a Senior Parent Night on December 13th at 6:00 pm in our Library.

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The Dayton School District has a brand-new podcast, Buried Treasure. Our hosts: Amy Fast (Superintendent of Dayton Schools) and John Bixler (Director of Technology) explore the untold or rarely heard stories of growth, passion, and hope buried within the small town of Dayton, OR.

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