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March open swim hours at Scott High School Aquatic Center Swimming Pool

The Kenton County School District will offer Open Swim at the Aquatic Center at Scott High School on the following dates and times in March:

2017 National Champs Winning Routine

Military Prep Academy Service Learning Project

Our JROTC Battalion is doing a Service Learning Project. This year we have partnered/are working with “Redwood School” whose mission is: to guide children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential throughout their lives, by providing enriching educational, therapeutic, and vocational services.

 “For over 63 years, Redwood has been a trusted resource for services in the Northern Kentucky region for children and adults with disabilities. The Redwood Express is Redwood's signature annual fundraiser, which transports attendees to a new destination every year. All proceeds from this event support Redwood’s programs to guide children and adults with disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential."

Here's your chance to leave your mark and purchase your very own personalized "brick" on Redwood's yellow brick road mural which will be on display at the 2017 Redwood Express: The Emerald City on Friday, March 3, 2017; Buy one or buy a ton! Purchase one (1) for $10 or three (3) for $25; and have your name grace each purchase you make.

How can you make your way to The Emerald City without taking a trip down the yellow brick road?

 For more information or to purchase bricks, please visithttps://redwood.ejoinme.org/EmeraldCityYellowBrick

Proceeds benefit children and adults with disabilities. Kentucky Charitable License: #0588.

2017 National Champs! 2017 National Champs!

Dixie cheerleaders were crowned the 2017 Super Large Varsity National Champions this past weekend in Orlando, FL!!  They make Dixie very proud both on and off the floor!

Senior Madyson Haynes advances to the finals of the Overture Awards.

Senior Madyson Haynes advances to the finals of the Overture Awards.

She is one of four students in the Visual Arts category from the Greater Cincinnati Area.

Finals will be held in mid March.

GO MADYSON!!!!

Dixie Swim Team 2nd Overall in Region 7 & Headed to State Dixie Swim Team

A shout-out to the Dixie Swim Team who placed 2nd overall in the Region 7 Championships this weekend! 

 

They will head the University of Louisville later this month to compete in the State Championship!

KMEA All-State Experience

Congrats to Breawna Lindsey (JH Choir), Taylor Thurber (HS Choir), Baylee Grout (HS Choir), and Riki Nagai (HS Band) for representing Dixie at the KMEA All-State Experience! They performed along side the best of the best from all over Kentucky! Way to sing and play your hearts out! 

Open Swim at Scott High School Aquatics Center Open Swim times

The Kenton County Aquatics Center at Scott High School is offering Open Swim on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, February 10th: 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Friday, February 17th: 6-7:30 PM
  • Friday, February 24th: 4-7 PM
  • Monday, February 27th: 4-6:30; 7-9 PM
  • Tuesday, February 28th: 4-6:30; 7-9 PM

$1– Kids/$2– Adults — No Registration Necessary

 

Wrestling Wins Again! Wrestling

Congratulations to the Dixie wrestling team who took 1st place in the Wolverine Invitational Wrestling Tournament at East Jessamine High School on Saturday.   Medals were given to the top four finishers in their weight class.  Below is how each of the wrestlers finished in their individual weight class.

 

Joey Delong:  1st place/106 lb

Gages Scaggs:  4th place/126 lb

Austin Nixon:  1st place/138 lb

James Barrie:  1st place/160 lb

Roy Bowers:  1st place/182 lb

Keegan Cundiff:  1st place/195 lb

Jake Peters:  1st place/220 lb

Kairus Washington:  1st place/285

 

Way to go, Colonels!  Keep working hard and finishing on top!!!

Dual Credit Process for the 2017-2018 School Year

Our juniors and seniors have numerous options to take college courses while in high school. Courses may be taught at Dixie by NKU professors, courses may be taught at Dixie by Dixie staff, or a student may go to a college campus and take courses. Each of these has a slightly different procedure and deadline.

Senior Kylie Brock scored her 1,000 point! 1000 points

Senior Kylie Brock scored her 1,000 point in the team's matchup against Scott High School on Jan. 21. Brock entered the night needing 6 points. She scored her 6th point on a free throw after being fouled on a layup.

 

Congratulations to the 2017 Governor’s Scholars’ Nominees who were selected to represent KCSD. GSP

Congratulations to the Dixie 2017 Governor’s Scholars’ Nominees who were selected to represent KCSD:

 


Lauren Hudson

John McCann

Lauren Myfelt

Lauren Nieman

Grace Riedmatter

William Schneider

Madeline Schowalter

Madison Webster

Logan Wibberly

Samuel Wright

Dixie Students Advance in Overture Awards

This weekend several Dixie students competed in the Overture Awards.  

The following students advanced to the Semi Finalist round.

 

Lauren Myfelt - Creative Writing
Madyson Haynes - Visual Art

Ethan Walker - Visual Art

 

They will compete again in early February to try and advance to the final round.
CONGRATULATIONS CREATIVE COLONELS!!!

 

Wrestling Team Takes 1st Place Charlie Moore Invitational Wrestling Tournament

CONGRATULATIONS to the wrestling team who took first place on Saturday at the Charlie Moore Invitational Wrestling Tournament. Way to go, Dixie Wrestlers!!!

The Ascension by Lauren Hudson wins award! The Ascension

Congratulations to junior Lauren Hudson as her book, The Ascension, won the award for Best Young Adult Book at the London Book Festival!

Applications Being Accepted for The Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology

The Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology will begin accepting applications January 11th! 

KCSD Inclement Weather Policy

By Terri Cox-Cruey, Ed. D., Superintendent of Kenton County Schools

The winter can be challenging to our instructional rhythm and overall school operations. It is particularly frustrating when events, scheduled well in advance, have to be canceled or postponed. While scheduling and rescheduling events during inclement weather is challenging, our current policy is to work with each school based on their circumstances to make sure the activity takes place for our students. Positive, proactive communication is necessary for all participants as we work together to disseminate information district-wide. I want to take this time to review how decisions are made when weather takes precedent.

Congratulations to Hunter Blair!  He won the 2016 Yes I Can! Award in the area of Self Advocacy.

Congratulations to Hunter Blair!  He won the 2016 Yes I Can! Award in the area of Self Advocacy.

He was presented with his award at the Annual Kentucky CEC Conference held at the Galt House in Louisville on Monday, November 21, 2016.

Congrats, Hunter!  You are a great example of Colonel Pride!!

Dixie Student Artwork Accepted into the Thomas More High School Art Show

Over the election weekend, the following students had artwork accepted into the Thomas More College High School Art show.

KyAEA Winners

Jessica Sharp / 2nd Place / 3D art

Alyssa Hammel / 3rd Place / 3D art

Sam Martin / 2nd Place / Exceptional Student

Xavier Student Exhibition Award Winners

Congratulations to the following students, whose work was juried into the Xavier University sponsored High School Student Exhibition.  Their work will be on display form November 4th - 18th.

Congratulations to our Dixie Heights Band members

The following Dixie Heights Band members have auditioned for and were awarded positions in various high level musical ensembles associated with the College Conservatory of Music, at UC and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

 

After School Tutoring Transportation...........

Dixie is excited to announce that, beginning Thursday, 9/8, we will offer FREE school bus/transportation service to our in-district students who stay for activities/after-school tutoring/credit recovery!!!

New SBDM Policy
Dual Credit Scholarship Program............

An Executive Order is being issued by Governor Bevin to establish the framework for the Dual Credit Scholarship (DCS) program. The purpose of the program is to ensure Kentucky public high school students have access to free dual credit coursework so they may obtain the education and skills needed to succeed in the workforce. The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) is the state agency responsible for administration of the DCS program.

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