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A message from our Superintendent on 13 Reasons Why

In the Kenton County School District, our students’ safety and security are one of our utmost priorities. Last year, we made you aware of a controversial Netflix series about suicide called 13 Reasons Why. Netflix will release the second season of the series on May 18, 2018. This series may raise different emotions, concerns, and questions for our students.

KCEF Summer Golf Outing is June 22

Support our high schools! Get your foursome together for a fun-filled day of golf, prizes, food and beverages.

Mallory Beil receives Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

Congratulations to Sr. Mallory Beil for receiving a Yellow Ribbon Scholarship in honor of Dixie Alum, SSgt. Daniel Tyler Lee (2003) "De Oppresso Liber". Lee was a 2003 Dixie grad who died in Afghanistan in 2014.

KYAEA High School All-State Art Competition Maddie Schowalter

Maddie Schowalter won an Honorable Mention for her Painting at State AND won BEST OF SHOW 3-D FOR HER SCULPTURE!!!


Congratulations Maddie!

KAGC Scholarship Available

KAGC will provide a non-renewable $500 annual scholarship to one Kentucky public high school senior who intends to study communications/journalism at any postsecondary institution.

KCSD musicians participate in Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra Riki Nagai and Emily Dickman

Congratualations to Riki Nagai, a senior flutist from Dixie Heights, and Emily Dickman, a senior percussionist from Scott, for their participation in the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Dixie Student Accepted at Gatton Academy Gatton Academy

Congratulations to Ian Storrs for his acceptance into The Gatton Academy! 

FBLA Success at State

FBLA State Leadership Conference highlights:

  • Haley Bruss and Caleb Roman received 5th in Website Design 
  • Dixie Heights FBLA received Largest Membership % Increase in the Medium Division and with 119% increase.
  • Dixie Heights FBLA was also recognized for participating in Local Leadership Challenges, recruitment of professional members, and participating in a KY FBLA Fundraiser. 

Please take a moment to congratulate Haley and Caleb! Below is a link to the website they created. They did an excellent job!   http://fblahelpinghands.weebly.com/

Congratulations to our GSP & GSA participants GSP

Congratulations to all our students who have been selected as participants in the Governor's Scholar Program and the Governor's School for the Arts. We are so proud of you all. It is such a great honor! (Please click more to see student names.)

Summer Opportunities

Summer break is just around the corner, what do you have planned?  There are several exciting academic opportunities located on Dixie's web page under Guidance Services.  Check them out!  http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/olc/page.aspx?id=68067&s=1827

Dixie Supporters for #TeamKenton & Public Education

Many thanks to all those who participated in some way in yesterday’s rally for Kentucky’s public schools. It was such a wonderful effort from everyone: our bus drivers, our cafeteria workers, our staff, our students, and our parents; those who made the trip or who participated in the Florence protest, and those who contacted their representatives. #TeamKenton stood up for our students and staff and we will continue to make our voices heard as we strive to provide all students with a world-class education in our public schools. Way to show our #DixiePride!

Graduation date has been set. Class of 2018

Dixie's graduation will be Friday, June 1, 2018 at BB&T Arena, on the campus of NKU, at 7:00 PM.  Any questions, please contact Mr. Spritzky.

From the Dixie Heights P.B.I.S. Committee…..

THANK YOU to the following community partners for their generous donations to our students who show their Colonel P.R.I.D.E.

(Positive Attitude, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, Excellence).


  • Full Throttle Indoor Karting
  • Mackenzie River Pizza Co.
  • McDonald’s
  • Graeter's Ice Cream
  • Lazer Kraze
  • Newport Aquarium
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Dave & Buster’s

We could not do it without you!!!


If you’re interested in volunteering to join the PBIS Committee for the 2017-18 school year, or would like more information about donating to our Colonels’ Corner rewards store, please contact Lafon Benton, Associate Principal, at 341-7650 or lafon.benton@kenton.kyschools.us.

High School Graduation Dates set

The following dates and times have been set for high school graduations:

Dixie Heights FBLA Success!!! FBLA

FBLA had an amazing day at the Region 4 Leadership Conference. Our kids did an outstanding job at competing, showing their professionalism as young business leaders, and showing their Colonel Pride! We have 13 students that have qualified for the State Leadership Conference in April! I am beyond proud of our students for their hard work and dedication to FBLA. If you see any of them, please congratulate them on their success!

Girls & Boys Basketball Win District Championship & Advance to Regionals District Champs

Congratulations to the Girls & Boys basketball teams on earning 34th District Championships Friday night vs. St. Henry. Both teams advance to the regional tournament this week at NKU's BB&T Arena. Girls play Tuesday at 7:00 pm and boys play Wednesday at 8:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased pre-sale here at Dixie for $6 or at the door for $8.

Team Kenton Foundation

What is the Team Kenton Foundation?

Team Kenton Foundation is an independent non-profit organization created for the purpose of rasing funds for, and increasing community awareness of, issues that will directly impact student learning and educational opportunities at all levels throughout the Kenton County School District.

Congratulations to the Dixie Swim Team who placed 2nd overall at Regionals!

Congratulations to the Dixie Swim Team who placed 2nd overall at Regionals!

There were 10 school records broken and 1 Regional Record broken!

Dixie Swim Team will move on the State Meet at University of Louisville February 22-24


AP Testing Information

AP Testing Information…..

For the 2018 AP exams, students at Dixie Heights High School will register online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.  Please note:  This year’s registration will ONLY be online.  Students/Families may pay for their exams online at the time of registering OR mail in their payments to Total Registration.  Information regarding the latter will be online and given during the sign-up process.

Scholastic Writing Winners

In addition to our Scholastic Art winners, take a few moments to find and congratulate the Dixie Heights students who won awards in the writing contest.

  • Fifty entries, created by twenty-two different students, earned recognition from the judges.
  • Sixteen entries earned Gold Keys and advanced to National Competition.
  • Fourteen entries earned Silver Keys.
  • Twenty entries earned Honorable Mention.
From our principal...

A message from our principal concerning Marshall County.

Governors Scholars Applicants Advance to State...........

Governors Scholars Applicants Advance to State...........

Congratulations to the following students who were selected by the Kenton County School District to advance to the state selection committee for consideration for the Governor's Scholars Program.  All who completed the rigorous application process represented Dixie well, but these students stood out among all applicants across the district.  We wish them the best of luck as they advance to the final round of selection.  We are proud of you, Colonels!


Elizabeth Blank

Cameron Brewer

AJ Dilts

Bowen Dobson

Catherine Kremer

Aaron Lanham

Emma Lord

Nicole Marker

Samantha Osborne

Bethany Waddey

Open Enrollment and Tuition Forms

Open Enrollment forms were sent home last week to current Dixie students. Those need to be returned as soon as possible. If you did not receive the forms, Open Enrollment and Tuition forms are available in the attendance office. Online forms will be available soon.


Completed applications will be accepted in the front office until January 12, 2018. NO LATE FORMS WILL BE EXCEPTED


Tuition of $500 will be due on August 3, 2018.



Excellence in Education Award

The Kenton County School District held its 3rd Annual Excellence is Everywhere banquet on Nov. 2. The event honors outstanding teachers in our district. One teacher from each school is selected by his or her principal. This year's award winner was Ms. Jennifer Henry. 

Ms. Jennifer Henry

Dixie Freshman Soccer Undefeated Season!

Dixie Freshman Girls Soccer Team went undefeated all season and beat NDA 1-0 for the tournament win.  Congrats Colonels!

Girls Freshman Soccer

Pancake Breakfast NHS Pancake Breakfast

We had a terrific turnout for our Pancake Breakfast Benefit on Sat. We raised $1213!!! and 2 car loads full of nonperishables. The staff is so proud of our Dixie Students for volunteering and donating to this great cause. Thank you to all students who helped make this a success!!!


Mrs. Hanhnel, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Henry, Mrs. Lambert, Ms. Guthier, and Mrs. Taylor helped to make this event a success and run smoothly.


Great job NHS and thanks to everyone for showing their Colonel Pride!!!


Grand Champions Grand Champions

Congratulations to our marching band, who received Grand Champion once again at LaSalle! They also received best music, best visual, best general effect, and best color guard. Way to go Colonels!!!

Inside Kenton County: May 18

Here is the latest edition of Inside Kenton County: 


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