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Share Your Tech Views

Share Your Views............


Our technology committee wants to hear from Dixie's parents and community members. Please share your views on technology and learning (and more) by participating in the annual SpeakUp survey. We appreciate the time it takes you to participate in Speak Up. We look forward to hearing from your feedback and in sharing the results with our community in 2019.


The survey closes for all stakeholders on January 31st. Contact Shannon Bosley for more information. Shannon.bosley@kenton.kyschools.us 

Click on Read More for the survey links.

Winter Alumni Night

Winter Alumni Night

Mr. & Miss Dixie Voting Begins

To be named Mr. or Miss Dixie, a senior must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, have neither suspensions, nor more than one placement in ICE for behavior during their senior year.  The five young men and five young women who receive the most votes will be the official nominees.  Those students must then submit resumes to Mrs. Hahnel that include academic, athletic, and social service/civic activities from their high school career.  Those ten students will be assessed by a panel of community business people and teachers.  Mr. and Miss Dixie will be chosen by that panel, and then announced Saturday, February 2 at 9:30 at the dance.  (Parents of nominees are invited to arrive at The Gardens after 9:15 pm.)  

Seniors can vote here: https://goo.gl/forms/t9q5ISdugthc2quH3 

Remember, you must be logged in to your Kenton County Google account to vote.

A Message From Your Principal

A message from your Principal,


Due to the recent events at Dixie and around our region it is important for everyone in our community to speak with our children about the impact of Social Media. I am a huge social media user for both professional and personal usage.  We at Dixie Heights have an Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page that we use to showcase the many great things that are occurring at Dixie Heights High School.  I find great pride in sharing with our community student successes, activities, and performances.  I also am happy to showcase the wonderful faculty that we have and the tremendous learning that occurs within the walls of Dixie.


However, social media has also created an avenue for things that are not positive and can cause great concern within our community as was witnessed this past week. We need to be speaking with our students about the negative impact social media can have on individuals, groups, and organizations.  Once something is posted, it is forever out there for people to see.  Please speak with your children about the proper usage of social media. 


Nate Niemi

Principal Dixie Heights



Edgewood Police Department Press Release

12-14-18 press release

Feedback requested for CDIP

Kenton County School District employees, parents, students, and community members are welcome to attend an open feedback meeting regarding our Comprehensive District Improvement Plan (CDIP) at 4:30 on Tuesday, December 18 at Twenhofel Middle School.  The draft CDIP will be posted for review in advance on the district website in the “About Us” section on Monday, December 17.

Dixie Heights cheerleaders are state champs! Dixie Heights Cheerleaders

Congratulations to the Dixie Heights cheerleaders, who won a KHSAA state championship!

Open Enrollment

It’s Open Enrollment and Tuition Form Time! 

The window for grades 1-12 forms is Dec 10th thru Jan 11th. Forms will be available in the school office beginning December 10th.

Nominations being accepted for Outstanding Graduate Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the Team Kenton Foundation's Oustanding Graduate Award.

Weather Decisions in the Kenton County School District

It's the time of year when inclement weather could impact daily operations in the Kenton County School District. Please take a moment to review our inclement weather policy here: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content/786

Tardy Consequences Be on time

Attention all students. Beginning with the second trimester, we will be monitoring our tardy students with a different method. Any student who accumulates 5 tardies to school will be issued an after-school detention on the 5th tardy. After School Detention will be issued for every occurrence up to the 10th one. On the 10th tardy to school, you will be issued a Friday School for every tardy up to number 15. For every tardy over 15, you will be issued a full day of ICE. If you reach 20 tardies for the year, you lose the privilege to park on campus for the remainder of the school year. Making it to school on time is an important part of your success. Please make every effort to be at school and in your 1st period class by 7:40 AM.

Apply for NaviGo Pre-FAME

Due to the fall breaks, we have extended the deadline to apply for NaviGo Pre-FAME to this Friday, October 12th.


KY FAME is a partnership of regional manufacturing companies that offers apprenticeship-style programs after high school graduation. Apprentices get on-the-job training, while taking related coursework at Gateway that is paid for by FAME.

District Disclosure Form and Code of Conduct Sign off Sheet

Please review the Code of Conduct with your Student and sign this form and return to your Child’s school. Our district disclosures are listed on this form with links to opt out if interested.


Back to School Tip: My Bus Buddie Parent Portal

With school back now back in session, it is a good idea to use My Bus Buddie for the first few days to track your child's school bus!

Last Day to Register for Camp Dixie

There is still time to register for Camp Dixie!

The deadline to register is today, 8/10, at 2:30 p.m.  Please understand that students wanting to participate need to have both the registration and medical forms completed and submitted by that time or they may not attend the event. 

Hope to see you all there!

You can find the forms here:  http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/dixieheights/News/69228#sthash.eiCL4nti.dpbs  

Schedule Pick-up Day is Tuesday, August 7th, from 9 AM to 5 PM

Students and Parents are invited to Dixie on Tuesday, August 7th, to walk through their schedules, find new classes, and more! 


Join us any time from 9 AM – 5 PM for:

  • Bus route information
  • Buy your 2018-19 Athletic Pass  (Passes are good for all regular season home games at Dixie throughout the school year. The cost for Dixie students is $20.00 and adults is $50.00.)
  • Join Colonels Club (Dixie’s PTA Organization)
  • Club/Extracurricular Information


***NEW THIS YEAR:  Schedules will be available online through the student and parent portals in Infinite Campus after 8 AM on Tuesday, August 7rd.***

Our New Principal

From the SBDM Council:


On behalf of the SBDM council, please welcome Nate Niemi as the new principal of Dixie Heights High School.  We are excited to have him as our next leader and look forward to many more "great days" at Dixie.


You will be hearing from him and will get to meet him soon.

Principal Search Survey

Please complete the Principal Search Survey to have your voice heard by our SBDM selection committee. Please click on Read More below to access the survey.

Thank you, Nurses! Nurses Day

Wednesday, May 9 is National School Nurse Day. The Kenton County School District is thankful for all of our school nurses who help keep our students safe and healthy!

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.

Congratulations to Girls and Boys basketball teams as they advance to the 9th Region Semi-Finals at BB&T Arena

Congratulations to Girls and Boys basketball teams as they advance to the 9th Region Semi-Finals at BB&T Arena. 


Girls play Friday, March 2nd at 8:30 pm vs Ryle

Boys play Saturday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm vs. Holy Cross


Pre-Sale Tickets are $6 at main office until Friday at 2:30



Go Colonels!!

Academies Open House

KCAIT Open House

Craft Academy Visit Day

Craft Academy will be hosting a Visit Day on Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Students and their families are invited to visit Morehead State University’s beautiful campus, see our Craft Academy presentation, meet Craft staff and current Craft students, take a tour of campus and Grote-Thompson Hall (where Craft students live)!


On January 20, our presentation will be held from 10 a.m. - Noon in Rader Hall, room 111. 


To register for our Visit Day please visit:



If there is a weather issue for this date, we will contact registered participants via email, and post on our social media.

Dixie Heights art students earn recognition

Congratulations to the following students selected to exhibit in the Brescia University Juried High School Art Competition:

Mission and Goals of the Kenton County School District KCSD logo

The Kenton County School District has released an updated version of the mission, goals and core beliefs of our district.

Please take a look here: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content2/24682

Two Dixie Heights students earn perfect score on ACT Madison Webster and Logan Wibberly

Congratulations to Madison Webster and Logan Wibberly from Dixie Heights High School. They earned a perfect score of 36 on the March ACT.

Congratulations, Dixie Art Club! Dixie Art Club

The Dixie Art Club participated in sidewalk chalk paintings at CliftonFest in Cincinnati. 

Students won the following awards in the KyAEA sponsored student art show held at the state convention:

Veteran's Day Program

Veteran's Day Program............

Save the Date......Monday, November 13th, at 1:30 p.m., Dixie will hold its annual Veterans Day Program in the large gymnasium.  This is an event that is open to our community, and all veterans and their families are invited to attend!  Light refreshments will be served to our guests of honor following the event. 

To RSVP, please email Mrs. Lafon Benton, Associate Principal, at lafon.benton@kenton.kyschools.us or School Resource Officer Gary Linn at gary.linn@kenton.kyschools.us


Overture Awards Application

Auditions for Dixie's Overture Award Nominees will be held on Tuesday, October 31st. If you want to be considered, you must first fill out the online overture application or see one of the fine arts teachers (Koenig, Schatzman, Baldwin, Hayward, Shamblin, or Gillis). Applications will be accepted for the following disciplines: Creative Writing, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Visual Art, and Vocal Music. Online Applications are due Friday, October 27th. Late applications will not be accepted.

Online Application https://goo.gl/P2Htsd 

2017 Fall Community Education

Please consider participating in a Kenton County Community Education course this fall!!  All courses are open to the public.


Dixie students to participate in 'PrinterFaire' PrinterFaire

On Saturday, June 17, The Hellmann Creative Commons (321 W. 12th Street, Covington, KY) will be abuzz with artists for Printer:Faire, a celebration of printmaking featuring several local printmakers. The event, which is the result of a Creative Community Grant from The Center for Great Neighborhoods (The Center), will highlight a variety of print making processes and will run from 10am-5pm. Dixie Heights High School art students will be participating


Special Board Meeting

The Kenton County Board of Education will meet in open session at a special called meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM to annouce the new Superintendent.  The meeting will be held at 1045 Eaton Drive, Fort Wright, KY 41017.

Dixie's Hunter Blair earns National Achievement Hunter Blair

Hunter Blair has been recognized with a national 2017 Yes I Can Award Nomination by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) as part of its annual convention on April 21 in Boston.

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.

Dual Credit Parent Presentation

Dual Credit Parent Presentation Monday, January 30th at 6:30 in the Auditorium

Future Ready Action Plan Development - Community Input Needed Future Ready

As part of our district’s Future Ready Action Plan development, we are working to gain valuable feedback from various groups. Your feedback will help us make districtwide planning decisions moving forward.

Dixie Art Students win Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Results from the Regional Scholastic Art Awards are out, and Dixie Heights High School students have won several awards.

Kenton County School District school board saluted this month Kenton County School Board

Across the state this month, local school board members, including those in the Kenton County school district, will be saluted by their administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month

The Bluegrass Film Forum

Have you dreamed of working on a Hollywood movie set? 

Do you love the creative process of developing a story or the technical aspects of transforming the page to the screen? 

If you’re like us, then your answer is a resounding, YES!

Alert: Snow Removal Maintenance Changes for Some Kenton County Roads

With winter approaching, the Kenton County School District wanted to make parents, students and the community aware of changes coming to snow removal maintenance on some roads.

Thank you, Veterans! Thank you, veterans!

The Kenton School District expresses sincere gratitude to all who have served our country. Thank you and Happy Veterans Day!

Kenton County School District ranked Distinguished again!

Upon further review from the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kenton County School District is now ranked Distinguished again, according to the 2015-16 School Report Card.

Download the KCSD Mobile App! KCSD Mobile App

The Kenton County School District is proud to announce that we have launched a mobile app.

Veteran's Day Program

Veteran's Day Program............

Save the Date......Friday, November 11th, at 1:30 p.m., Dixie will hold its annual Veterans Day Program in the large gymnasium.  

Dixie's Tom Spritzky to be inducted in NKAD Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Dixie Heights Assistant Principal Tom Spritzky for being inducted into the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Hall of Fame. 


Three KCSD students named National Merit Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to Andrew Perry of Dixie Heights High School, and Victor Papyshev and Chelsea Russell from Simon Kenton High School for being named 2017 National Merit Semi-Finalists!

2016 Fall Community Education Classes

All events are open to the public.

Fall 2016 Community Education Offerings / Events:

  • Course:    Zumba
  • Course:    American Sign Language for Beginners
  • Course:    Photography – Introductory Course
  • Course:    Photography – Advanced Course Class:
  • Course:    Adult Instructional Basketball – Intermediate Level
  • Course:    Yoga
  • Event:       Community Health Fair (No Registration Necessary)

Please consider participating in a Community Education course this fall.  Click the headline for more information and a registration form.

Schools recognized for PBIS

It is with great honor that the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline/KY PBIS Network recognizes the following schools in the Kenton County Schools with the Fidelity Sticker to place on their PBIS banner. 

Dixie Heights student to publish novel

Congratulations to Dixie Heights student Lauren Hudson, who will have a novel published in October.

Author Gene Yang to visit Dixie Heights

Author and graphic novelist Gene Yang will visit Dixie Heights High School on Friday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m.

Students or staff interested in purchasing a book should download an order form here.

KDE encourages all students to apply to the 2016-17 Commissioner's Student Council

The Commissioner's Student Council is a year-long program for Kentucky public school students in grades 10-12. The council will play a vital role in providing input regarding issues that face education in Kentucky and work with KDE staff to develop ideas that will work to improve and transform education.

KCSD hosts parent education nights to talk about social media

The Kenton County School District hosted several parent education nights to inform parents about social media. Online materials and video is now available.

SBDM Meeting 8/15
There will be a special SBDM meeting on Monday, August 15th at 1 p.m. in the main office conference room.
CERT Assessment............

Your child will complete an in-school assessment using CERT, the College Equipped Readiness Tool. The assessment, which is aligned with the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards, was designed to measure your child's proficiency in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Below is information intended to help you better understand the results of this assessment and any previous assessments.

Special SBDM Mtg. 8/3

There will be a special SBDM Meeting at Dixie on August 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in the main office conference room.

Back to School Health Requirements

It’s time for parents to start thinking about health requirements for back to school! Meeting health requirements for school attendance is an important part of making sure your child is ready for school.  These requirements provide the assurance that your child is not only up-to-date on necessary immunizations, but also that he/she is healthy to attend school.  Keep your child “on track” by making sure that he/she meets the health requirements every school year.

Stuff the Bus is July 26

Chick-fil-A Houston Road is sponsoring the annual Stuff the Bus Competition on Tuesday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone donating three or more school supplies will receive a coupon for a free chicken sandwich!

NEW Dress Code—Attention all Parents and Students:

As of December 7, 2015, the SBDM approved the following amended dress code for all students at Dixie Heights High School for the 2016-17 school year.  Changes and/or new items added to the previous policy are highlighted below.

Congratulations, Class of 2016!

Congratulations to all graduates of Dixie Heights, Scott and Simon Kenton High Schools! Best of luck in the future.

For photo galleries from graduation, click here.

Volleyball Camp


Registration Form


Brooke Warden Wins Regionals

Congratulations to Sr. Brooke Warden for winning 2016 9th Region Girls Singles Tennis Championship.  Good luck at State.

Dixie Tennis

Senior Brooke Warden won her second single regional tennis title last night after being seeded number 3 this year. Make sure to congratulate Brooke on this awesome accomplishment. 

The girls tennis team is in the regional team finals today Vs Notre Dame at 4 pm at 5 Seasons tennis club. Team members are:

Brooke Warden 

Alaina Moore 

Hannah daria

Kristen snider 

Annie Atkinson 

Abby stubbs

Emma Lord 

Lacrosse Awards

We have 4 members of our Lacrosse Team that have been selected to the All-State Lacrosse team.  These are athletes voted by other coaches throughout the state and is quite an honor.

They are:

Blake Alexander

Cole Bentley

Kagen Butler

Austin Miller

Honor the Game Player Award

Congratulations to Kegan Butler who has been awarded the Honor the Game Player Award for the 2016 season.

This award is given annually by the Kentucky Lacrosse Association to the player who most represents the sportsmanship that brings honor to the game of Lacrosse. The nomination and voting process is handled by the Bluegrass Lacrosse Association and the officials who work games for the Boys HS Commonwealth League.


Kenton Softball Teams "Strike Out" Cancer
Congratulations to our Excellence in Education Award Winners

The Northern Kentucky Education Council presented its annual 'Excellence in Education' Celebration on April 28, 2016, and the Kenton County School District took home several awards.

Dixie bass fishing team headed to state

Dixie Heights Bass Fishing is sending the all senior team of Andrew Bernard and Noah Caple to the KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament on Kentucky Lake (Gilbertsville, KY) on May 13-14.

Students selected for Governor's Scholars Program

Congratulations to the following Kenton County School District students who have been selected to participate in the 2016 Governor’s Scholars Program

Summer camp open house on April 7

Looking for summer programs or child care for your children? Come to our Summer Camp Open House to get information from local agencies on their summer programs!

The event is Thursday, April 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dixie Heights High School cafeteria.

Odyssey of the Mind teams compete at state

Congratulations to the following Kenton County Schools who placed at the State Odyssey of the Mind competition at Western Kentucky University.

65 Dixie Heighs student-athletes named Academic All-State

Dixie Heights is proud to announce that 65 of its participants in interscholastic athletics for the Winter 2015-16 season have been named Academic All-State by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. 

Great news from Choir!

I am very proud to announce that our Treble Choir and Chamber Choir earned distinguished ratings at KMEA Performance Assessment yesterday. Each choir sang three pieces for adjudication by the stage judges. After that, they were given 3 minutes to study a brand new piece of music and perform it on the spot. I'm happy to say that they rocked both!!! And to make it even better, our students positively represented Dixie by modeling professional concert etiquette and behavior both on and off the stage. What an awesome day! If you see a choir kiddo, give them a pat on the back. They worked hard and did great! 

Award Winners in the Reagional Art Educators Association Regional Art Show

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! The following students won awards in the Regional Kentucky Art Educators Association Regional Art Show. 

Maddie Brandel - 3rd place in Mixed Media

Ellis McCarthy - Honorable Mention in Mixed Media

Megan Charley - Honorable Mention in Fashion Design


2 Teachers Selected as AP Readers

Congratulation to Dixie teachers Terri Schatzman and Danielle Mink for being selected as AP readers. This is a great honor and we are very proud of their achievement.

Three KCSD students win National Scholastic Writing Awards

Three Kenton County School District Students have been named National Scholastic Writing winners. Congratulations to Dana Schneider from Dixie Heights, Samantha Timmers from Scott and Joceyln Geraci from Turkey Foot.

Dixie Heights mock trial team wins state championship for second year

Read about it here!

Congratulations to our Odyssey of the Mind teams!

Congratulations to the following Odyssey of the Mind teams that advanced to the state tournament!

We are excited to announce that, beginning next Wednesday, 3/9, we will offer FREE school bus/transportation service to our students who stay for after-school tutoring/credit recovery.

Logan Wagner Wins Overture Award and Scholarship

This weekend Logan Wagner competed in the final round of the vocal music division of the Overture Awards. He sang with four of the best vocal students from the Cincinnati area. I am ecstatic to announce that HE WON and will receive a $4,000 scholarship. This is a huge honor and a great accomplishment. Bravo, Logan!!!! You make Dixie proud!!!    

Dixie's Basketball Teams Win Districts!

Congratulations to both the Girls and Boys basketball teams as they both won District Championships on Friday night!  Great job to all of our students as well as our coaches for their hard work leading to this victory.  Good luck in regionals!

Dixie's Swim Team Performs Well at State!

Congratulations to the Dixie Heights Swim Team and their outstanding performance at the state swim meet. The Boys finished in 17th place.  Girls finished in 9th place. The team Combined finished in 8th place. Below is a breakdown of how everyone did in the event.

KCSD Community Education Classes

Kenton County School District Community Education is offering a photography class as well as an American Sign Language class.

Dixie Heights Cheerleaders Place out of 28 Teams

Performing three times over two days, Dixie Heights Cheerleaders claimed eighth place out of 28 teams in the Super Varsity Division II group at the 2016 UCA (United Cheer Association) High School National Championships held at the ESPN Center in Orlando Florida.  Dixie’s performance got better as the competition went along.  By their final performance in the Championship Finals, the team nailed a perfect routine with no point deductions. The UCA Competition closes an extremely successful year for the team.  They placed 1st and Grand Champs in the One-Up Competition, 1st Place in KHSAA Regionals and made history as the first squad at Dixie to achieve Runner Up at the KHSAA State Competition.  Congratulations Girls!

Congratulations to Science Fair Winner, William Broomhead!

Congratulations to William Broomhead who received the following awards at the Science Fair!

SEFNK Best of Fair: 1st Place Overall which includes a paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering fair in Phoenix in May.

Life Sciences: 1st Place Overall

Medicine & Health Sciences: First Place

NKU Biological Sciences Award: 2nd Place

U.S. Air Force Award


Incoming Freshman Parent Orientation.....

2016-2017 Freshman Parent Orientation

Monday, March 7th


AP Parent Night – Save the Date!!!

On Monday, March 7th from 5:30-7:00 p.m., Dixie will hold its AP Parent Night in the school auditorium.  If you are a parent who is considering AP courses for your child, or if your son/daughter is already enrolled in one or more AP courses and has questions about AP courses for next year, you’ll definitely want to attend this event!

Parents/Students will have the opportunity to meet AP teachers, learn more specifics about course content and requirements, as well as learn more about the many benefits of taking AP classes in high school.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lafon Benton at lafon.benton@kenton.kyschools.us or 859-426-4901.

5 Dixie Choir Students Receive a Distinguished Rating!

Five Dixie students participated in KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival this weekend! They sang classical solos for an adjudicator and received high quality feedback on their performance. They also earned a rating based on their performance. I am proud to announce that all five students received the highest rating, a 1 - Distinguished. Congratulations to:

Brittany Carroll
Bethany Grigson
Brittany Manning
Deenie Pelfrey
Taylor Thurber    

Several students named to All-State ensembles

The Kenton County School District was well represented as these students were selected to perform in several Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State Ensembles at the state-wide conference in February. This was an honor for the students and their teachers who helped prepare them for the highly competitive audition.

More Great News From Dixie's Choir!

More Great News From Choir! Ten Dixie students participated in the 2016 Kentucky Music Educators Association High School and Junior High All-State Choirs this weekend! They sang with over 900 of the best choir students from the state of Kentucky.

Dixie student wins Overture Award

Congratulations to Dixie Heights High School student Logan Wagner, who won an Overture Award in Vocal Music.



Monday, February 15 will NOT be used as a snow make up day in Kenton County. Therefore, Kenton County Schools will be CLOSED on Monday, February 15, 2016.


Lunes, el 15 de febrero es el Día de los Presidentes.  Aunque se cancelaron clases esta semana debido al tiempo, el lunes sigue siendo día de fiesta. ESTE MENSAJE CONFIRMA QUE NO HABRA CLASE LUNES, EL 15 DE FEBRERO EN LAS ESCUELAS DEL CONDADO DE KENTON.


Scholastic Writing Award Winners



Bickers-Hall, Malahkai (Dixie Heights High School- Kris Gillis)

Blood-Stained Banner  -  Short Story

Blackburn, Fiona (Notre Dame Academy- Lynn Dickman)

Ymir  -  Short Story

Robinson, Hannah  (Cooper High School- Victoria Yeomanson)

Bagpipes, Milk, and Stars  -  Short Story

Schneider, Dana  (Dixie Heights High School- Kris Gillis) 

Is Freedom Just Not That into Me? -  Poetry

Wilson, Adriana (Turkey Foot Middle School - Angela Brehm)

Wrong Fears/ Final String -  Poetry

Dixie Takes 1st in Governor's Cup Competition

Quick Recall: 1st place

Future Problem Solving: 1st place

Mathematics: Andrew Perry 2nd , Brandon Henning 3rd

Science: Andrew Perry 2nd place, Mitchell Moore 4th

Social Studies: Brandon Ackley 1st, Dillon McCormick 2nd

Language Arts: Brandon Ackley 3rd, Casey Higginson 4th

Arts and Humanities: Dillon McCormick 2nd, Cameron Brewer 5th

Composition: Dana Schneider 2nd, Sam Lambert 3rd, Tori Smith 4th

Overall: Dixie Heights 1st place

Introducing "MyBusBuddie" parent portal

Parents and guardians are always interested in the status of the bus that transports their children.  While everything possible is done to assure that the buses operate on schedule, situations arise that can cause delays in their arrival times at a student’s stop.

The Kenton County School District desires to keep parents and guardians informed of the current status and location of their bus, and to make it as easy as possible to provide this communication without interfering with parents’ normal schedule.

AP Testing Information...........

For the 2016 AP exams, students at Dixie Heights High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.  Please note:  In the past, Dixie has had options for registering at school.  However, as was the case last year, 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 in all AP classes, starting on Feb. 1st.

Dixie Places 1st in Wrestling Tournament

Dixie wrestlers participated in the Wolverine Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Western Hills High School in Frankfort. They wrestled very tough! Below is how they finished!

Matthew Munoz 1st place

Roy Bowers 2nd place

Joey DeLong 2nd place

Austin Nixon 2nd place

Kairus Washington 2nd place

Jake Peters 3rd place

Gage Scaggs 3rd place

Overall, as a team, they finished in first place.  Way go to go, wrestlers!!!


Bowlers make state tournament

Congratulations to bowlers from Simon Kenton and Dixie Heights who made the state tournament.

“MyBusBuddie” Parent Portal - Kenton County School District


Parents and guardians are always interested in the status of the bus that transports their children.  While everything possible is done to assure that the buses operate on schedule, situations arise that can cause delays in their arrival times at a student’s stop.

The Kenton County School District desires to keep parents and guardians informed of the current status and location of their bus, and to make it as easy as possible to provide this communication without interfering with parents’ normal schedule.

KCSD Community Education Classes

The Winter 2016 Community Education Schedule is now available.

Students earn Fine Arts honors

Congratulations to several students from Dixie Heights High School and Simon Kenton High School, who won Regional Scholastic Art Awards and Overture Awards.

Craft Academy Accepting Applications

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead University looks forward to receiving applications from your school and district! The deadline for applying for Fall 2016 is February 1, 2016. Click here to access the application.



Dixie freshman named Young Marine of the Year

Caleb Maurer, 15, a freshman at Dixie Heights High School from Bromley Kentucky, has been selected as the Division 2 Young Marine of the Year. This is a highly-selective and highly-coveted title and the second such title for a Young Marine from the Northern Kentucky unit in just 4 years. 

Wresting Team Finishes Strong!

The wrestling team participated in the Adam Cox Invitational wrestling tournament in Norwood on Saturday, January 2nd.  They finished STRONG!!!


Austin Nixon:  1st place

Matthew Munoz:  1st Place

James Barrie:  2nd place

Jake Peters:  2nd place

Kairus Washington: 2nd place

Keegan Cundiff:  3rd place

Gage Scaggs:  3rd place

Joey Delong:  3rd place

Roy Bowers:  4th place

Overall, the team finished in 1st place.  CONGRATULATIONS wrestlers!!! 

Kenton County school board saluted this month

Throughout this month of January, administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members of the Kenton County school district are publicly thanking the system’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

Open Enrollment and Tuition for the 2016-17 School Year

Greeting Colonels. OPEN ENROLLMENT and TUITION for the 2016-2017 school year has begun.  If your child is currently an open enrollment or tuition student at Dixie they MUST fill out a form for next school year.  These forms can be picked up in the front office and MUST be turned in no later than January 15th.  No applications will be accepted after this date and enrollment for 16/17 school year will automatically be denied.  The tuition fee for the 16/17 school year is $500 but is not due until the application has been accepted.  Please let me know if you have any questions by emailing me at karen.hendrix@kenton.kyschools.us or by phone at 426-4903.

Mr. Clark Leads Dixie Math Team to 2nd in John O Bryan Math Competition

The Dixie Math Team took runner up in the John O Bryan math competition, which featured 15 schools in Northern Kentucky.  The varsity team won the Collaborative Team Competition and placed second in the Combined Individual Written Competition.  Please congratulate Brandon Henning, Daniel Kennedy, Amit Khan, Andrew Perry, and Cole Weirich.

Hall of Fame Inductee

Congratulations to Ken Chevalier who was a November Inductee to Northern Ky Sports Hall of Fame! We are very proud of him and this extraordinary achievement!

87 Athletes Named Academic All-American!

Dixie Heights is proud to announce that 87 of its participants in interscholastic athletics for the 2015 Fall Season have been named Academic All-American by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

35 student-athletes received First-Team Academic All-State honors.  To achieve the honor, an athlete must maintain a grade point average of 3.75 or higher while participating in varsity high school athletics.

Great News from Choir!!!

This weekend, Logan Wagner sang in the Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition at Miami University. He competed with 35 other singers from around the tri-state area and won 3rd place and a prize of $1500!!! Congratulations, Logan!


Selection Art Show at Mount Saint Joseph

The Following students have artwork in the Selections Art Show at Mount Saint Joseph University, Hunter Brennan, Alex Caruso, Maddie Brandel, and Ellis Mccarthy.

Ellis was also awarded a scholarship for her self- portrait.

Dixie Art Rocks!!

Dixie's Band Wins the Midstates Band Association Class AAAA Championship!

The marching band finished the 2015 competitive season on Saturday winning the MidStates Band Association Class AAAA Championship.  This is the 2nd year in a row the band has won this title (after many years of trying) and the 2nd time felt just as good, if not better.

Dixie artwork selected for Brescia juried art exhibit

Several Dixie Heights High School students had their artwork selected for the juried art exhibit at Brescia University in Owensboro.

KCSD honors outstanding teachers

The Kenton County School District honored some of our outstanding teachers during our first 'Excellence is Everywhere' banquet on Nov. 5.

Dixie student wins poetry contest

Congratulations to Dixie Heights High School student Dana Schneider, who won the grand prize in the One City, One Symphony Poetry Contest.

SK and Dixie girls Cross Country teams qualify for state

Simon Kenton took first and Dixie was runner up at the AAA girls regional cross country meet held at Sherman Elementary school on Saturday, October 31.

Student artwork on display at TMC

Congratulations to the following Kenton County School District high school students, who have their artwork featured at the Thomas More College Juried High School Art Show.

Dixie Wins Big at Thomas More Art Show!

At the opening tonight of the Thomas More Art Show,  Dixie won 3 of the 5 awards given. 

Kassondra Yount - Directors Choice Award

Ellis Mccarthy -2nd runner up-$500 scholarship

Summer Suetholz - 1st runner up - $500 scholarship. 

Please congratulate these ladies on a job well done!!!

Thomas More College High School Juried Art Show

The following students had artwork accepted into the Thomas More College High School Juried Art Show.  

Summer Suetholz, Kassondra Yount, London Dailey, Ellis McCarthy, Corey Maggard

Their artwork will be displayed in the Thomas More Library Gallery from October 19th - October 30th. Congratulations Student Artists on a job well done!!

Bluegrass Choral Music Festival

This weekend the DHHS Chamber Choir participated in the Bluegrass Choral Music Festival at the University of Kentucky. They sang along side 500 other students from all over the commonwealth who were placed into three ensembles. Our students were a part of a 200 member SATB ensemble conducted by Beth Wilson.

It's School Bus Safety Week

October 19-23 is School Bus Safety Week. Please 'Give Our Drivers a Break!'

Dixie students' artwork featured

The following students were exhibited and recognized and at last weekend's KyAEA State Convention in Lexington, Kentucky at the University of Kentucky


We cordially invite you to attend our Fall Choir Concert on Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00pm. The concert will take place at Erlanger Baptist Church (116 Commonwealth Ave, Erlanger, KY 41018). Students will be performing a variety of music from Telemann to Johnny Cash. We look forward to seeing you there!

Dixie Drama Club

Looking for a laugh? Come see the Dixie drama club’s production of “Lend Me a Tenor” for only 5 dollars on November 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7:00 pm with a special matinee at 2:00 pm on Saturday. Don’t miss the hilarious love story of Max, a struggling opera singer; Maggie, his lover; Tito, his idol; and the hijacks that ensue. The theatrical play will be held at Dixie’s auditorium.

Kenton Co. Community Education offering yoga course

Kenton County Schools Community Education Program is offering a Yoga course starting on October 20.

9th Annual Art Show and Fundraiser

Please Join Us for our 9th Annual Art Show and Fundraiser.
Artwork of Dixie Heights AP Art Class will be on display. 
Each student was paired with a company or sponsor and created a painting for the event.  Get flyer here.

Dixie teacher artwork featured at UK

Congratulations to Dixie Heights art teachers Terri Schatzman and Jennifer Baldwin, who will have their artwork displayed at the University of Kentucky Education Area and The School of Art and Visual Studies exhibit.

Two Dixie Art Teachers Accepted by Art Exhibition

Two of Dixie's art teachers, Terri Schatzman and Jennifer Baldwin, have been accepted for the University of Kentucky High Art Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the combination of curiosity, subject matter, and effective use of craft and materials that yields significant artists and artworks.

Special SBDM Meeting

There will be a special September SBDM meetin on 9.22.15 in the conference room.

Dixie student is National Merit Semifinalist

Congratulations to Dixie Heights senior Cole Weirich, who has been named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.

The PSAT will be given at Dixie Heights on Wednesday, October 14th.  Below is some information about PSAT/NMSQT:

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

Did you know that September is National Library Card Sign Up Month? Students and staff in the Kenton County School District are encouraged to get and use their library card.

Dixie students selected for Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble

Congratulations to Dixie students Christopher Wolfzorn, Riki Nagai and Megan Charley, who auditioned and were selected for the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble.

KCSD artwork featured at Xavier art show

Teachers in the Kenton County School District had some of their artwork featured at the Xavier University Art at the X High School Educator exhibition.

Dixie grad named 'Most Outstanding' track athlete

Congratulations to 2015 Dixie Heights graduate Mimi Conti for being named Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference 2015 “Most Outstanding” Track Athlete.


Kenton County Adopts New Grading Scale

Attached is the updated grading scales for the upcoming school year.  The top section is for AP/Honors courses and the bottom section is for all other classes. 


Dixie Makes the Greater Cincinnati Public School Best Teachers List!
Where do I drop off my kid?
The P.B.I.S. Committee Needs YOU!...........

Dixie's P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Committee is in need of parent and student members to serve for the 2015-16 school year. This committee focuses on introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive student behavior in classroom and non-classroom settings in an effort to enhance all students' educational experience.  Research shows that teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive and effective approach that just reacting to specific student misbehavior and implementing punishment-based strategies such as loss of privileges, office referrals, suspensions, etc.

Camp Dixie Day 2015....

All Incoming Freshmen:

You are invited to attend Camp Dixie Day, our freshman orientation program, on Tuesday, August 18th from 7:30-Noon. You will have the opportunity to walk through your class schedule, meet your teachers, learn about your school, and tour the building. Club and team representatives and student guides will also be available to answer your questions, and lunch will be served in the cafeteria.

Document destruction notice

As per the approved record retention schedule of the STATE ARCHIVES AND RECORDS COMMISSION, be it known to all parents and adult students that the Kenton County School District is required to maintain special education records for three (3) years after the date of the last activity. Therefore, the school district will destroy all records it no longer needs three (3) years after graduation or three years after a student exits the district.

KCSD receives grant from Duke Energy

Duke Energy has given a $25,000 grant to the Kenton County School District in support of the E=WISE and Elementary STEM programs.

Help us Stuff the Bus!

Join the Kenton County School District at the annual 'Stuff the Bus' event and receive a FREE Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich!

Donate a used band instrument

Do you have a used band instrument you would like to donate?

Register here for PGA

Registration is open for Kenton County School District staff members to attend the Professional Growth Academy (PGA).

Dixie Volleyball Open Gym

There will be Dixie Volleyball Open Gym on June 8th, and 10th -13th, from 7:30-9:00 pm.

Dixie Wins Cappie!

Dixie has won its first ever Cappie award for set design. Congratulations to Mr. Koenig and his talented students, Antony Eversole and Alex Steele. We are so proud!

Branden Johnson Featured in Northern Kentucky Tribune
Dixie students to appear in Opera Showcase

Dixie Heights High School students Andrew Allen and Logan Wagner are among 24 local high school performers selected to appear in the Young Artist’s Preparatory Program (YAPP) summer showcase.

Dixie Volleyball Camp and Tryouts

Dixie Volleyball Camp
June 8, 10-13
5pm-730pm weekdays
10-12am Saturday
Contact mllongky@gmail.com

Here is a direct link to my camp flyer....


July 15-18, 20
5pm-7pm weekdays
10-12 Saturday
Contact mllongky@gmail.com

Matt Long

Historic Season For Dixie's Girls Tennis

The Dixie Heights girls tennis program completed a historic season culminating with back to back regional runner up finishes and a total of 5 girls representing Dixie Heights at the KHSAA state tournament held at the UK tennis complex in Lexington this past week.    

Dixie student's Drug Free video wins national contest

Congratulations to Dixie Heights freshman Sarah Bigney. She won the National Drug Free Clubs of America Video Contest!

Kennedy Webster Makes the UK Cheerleading Team!

We are so proud of Kennedy Webster for making the university of Kentucky cheerleading team!!! Couldn't be more proud!!!

Dixie Places in Bass Fishing Tournament

Sean King and Nick Tekulve placed 4th in the 2-day KY High School Bass Fishing Tournament at Kentucky Lake this past weekend with a total of 7 fish caught weighing in at 22Lbs, 7oz with their “Big Bass” of the tournament weighing 5Lb 3oz. Great job guys!

Summer Food Program Information

The Kenton Couny School District Student Nutrition Department is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

Nominations are being accepted for a minority parent SBDM member
Congrats to the Dixie tennis team

The Dixie Heights girls tennis program finished regional runner-up for the second consecutive year.

Job Fair at Scott High School

There will be a Job Fair after school @ Scott High School this Wednesday (May 13) until 4 PM.

Bring resumes, dress for success, be prepared to fill out applications answer interview questions

2015 Job Fair Flyer


Parking Passes for the 2015-16 School Year

We will begin selling parking passes for next school on the dates listed below.  In order to purchase a parking pass, you MUST do the following:


  1. Complete the Parking Permit Document-this document must be signed by a parent or guardian unless you are 18 years of age.  Forms are available in the front office.
  2. Hold, at minimum, an INTERMEDIATE license.  Students who only have their PERMIT will not be able to purchase a parking pass until they receive their INTERMEDIATE license.
  3. Pay $20 (checks made payable to Dixie Heights High School.

Parking Permit Document

Former Dixie Grad, Hannah DeMarcus, recipient of the Critical Languages Scholarship for Russia

On Tuesday, May 5th, the University of Louisville held a press conference to announce and honor outstanding University of Louisville students who are recipients of prestigious post graduate and other national scholarships and awards.  We wanted to let you know that Hannah DeMarcus, a 2011 graduate of Dixie Heights, was recognized as a recipient of the Critical Languages Scholarship for Russian.  Being designated the Critical Language Scholar is a wonderful recognition of Hannah’s achievements.

Senior Lap

Attention seniors! Senior Lap will be earlier this year.  It will take place at 1:30pm on May 27th.

All State Art Awards

The following students took home a state award:

Emily Dickman -1st place in Drawing

Lindsey Jasper - Honorable Mention - Drawing

Kailey Maggard - 2nd place - Painting

Lindsay Culp - 3rd place - Printmaking

Olivia Storrs - Honorable Mention - Digital Media

Emily Damon received an Honorable Mention in Fashion


Please congratulate them when you see them this week!!!


Governor's School of Entrepreneur

We are so excited to announce that TWO of our Dixie HS Informatics scholars were accepted to Governor's School of Entrepreneur's this summer!  This is such an amazing and exciting opportunity for our scholars and we are SO proud of them!  Please Congratulate them! 

Dylan Kruse  11th Grade 

Sheldon High  11th Grade 


Save the Date!

The Underclassman Awards Program for grades 9-11 that will be held on Tuesday evening, April 28th from 6-7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.  That evening, we will recognize our students who have achieved academic excellence and distinction this school year, including our Governor’s Scholars finalists, Dean’s List recipients, and Department & subject award recipients.

Dixie Has 2 National Merit Finalists

Congratulations to James Conti and Samantha Charley on qualifying to be a National Merit Finalist!  We are so proud of you!

Dixie's Choir Receives Distinquished Ratings!

The Dixie Heights Treble Choir and Chamber Choir performed for KMEA Performance Assessment this morning and BOTH received superior, distinguished ratings from all four judges! Each choir sang three pieces for adjudication by the stage judges. After that, they were given 3 minutes to study a brand new piece of music and perform it on the spot. I'm happy to say that they rocked both!!! And to make it even better, three people who ran the event praised Dixie because our students were so well behaved and professional. What an awesome day! If you see a choir kiddo, give them a pat on the back. They worked hard and did great!     

Dixie's Girls Track Team Hosts Mini Camp

Dixie's girls track team hosted a mini-camp for grade school and middle school kids last Wed, Thurs, and Fri which concluded with a mini-meet on Friday. They also invited the Special Olympians to join,  There were 7 Special Olympian athletes participating and they were all given a medal at the conclusion of the meet.

Kenton County FRYSC hosting Summer Camp fair

The Kenton County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers are hosting a Summer Camp Open House at Summit View Middle School on Thursday, March 26 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Dixie Mock Trial team wins state

Congratulations to the Mock Trial team at Dixie Heights High School for winning their state competition over the weekend.

Drew Moore and Luke Zajac Make College Football Committments
Dixie Cheerleaders Place 11th in the Nation

Congrats to the Dixie heights high school varsity cheerleaders for placing 11th in the nation !!!! We are so proud!!!!

Logan Wagner Selected as an Overture Finalist

Please join me in congratulating Logan Wagner who has been selected as a 2015 Overture Awards Finalist in Vocal Music! The Final Competition and Awards Ceremony will be on Saturday, February 28, in the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater.

Dixie Wrestlers Place in Top Six

The wrestlers competed in the North Oldham Mustang 23 team Invitational Tournament on Saturday.  The tournament recognized the top six place finishers.  Congratulations to the following wrestlers for placing in the top six!!!

Branden Johnson - 1st place

Joey Scaggs - 2nd place

Matthew Munoz - 4th place

Austin Nixon - 5th place

Keegan Cundiff - 5th place

Gage Scaggs - 5th place

The team finished 3rd overall out of 23 teams. In addition, Branden Johnson received most outstanding wrestler of the tournament.

Way to go, wrestlers!!! Congratulations!!!!  Good luck at Regionals next week!!!


American Legion Oratorical Contest

Senior Casmir Thornberry and Junior Jared Richter participated in the 6th District American Legion Oratorical Contest this weekend where participants had to deliver an 8-10 minute speech on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution.  The 6th District consists of the following Kentucky Counties - Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Pendleton.  Casmir was awarded a $150.00 scholarship for placing 1st at the district level on Saturday.  Jared was awarded a $100 Scholarship for placing 2nd.   Casmir moved onto the Area B Contest in Lawrenceburg, KY on Sunday, where he was awarded a $500.00 scholarship for placing 2nd. Congratulations to these students!


Lauren Nemeroff signs with UK for Soccer

Congratulations to 2014 Miss Kentucky Soccer, Lauren Nemeroff, for signing with the University of Kentucky on February 4, 2015.  Good luck Lauren and “Go Wildcats”

Kenton County Academies of Innovation & Technology holding Open House Feb. 10

Students: Interested in joining the Academies for the 2015-2016 school year? Do you want to know more about the Academies in a fun hands-on experience and talk to current Academy scholars? Do you want to meet the teachers for each Academy? Now is your chance! You and your parents are invited to an Academy Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Edgewood Campus, 3234 Turkeyfoot Road.

Megan Charley Wins Art Scholarship

The University of Cincinnati/DAAP wanted to participate with the Scholastic Art Awards this year.  As a result of viewing the winning entries, Megan Charley received a $500 scholarship to attend their Summercamp.  She will be able to select the summercamp of her choosing, which include fashion design, shoe design, 3D design where she will use a 3D printer, and many others.  Congratulations to Megan!!!

Dixie Wrestlers Place 2nd out of Sixteen Teams

On Saturday, the wrestling team traveled to Frankfort, KY and participated in the Western Hills Tournament.  The top four players received medals.  CONGRATULATIONS to the following wrestlers for finishing in the top four!!!

Austin Nixon - 1st place

Branden Johnson - 1st place

Joey Scaggs - 1st place

Matthew Munoz - 3rd place

James Barrie - 4th place

Roy Bowers - 4th place

Overall, the team finished in 2nd place out of sixteen teams.  Way to go, wrestlers!!!!

20 Student Recognized as Scholastics Writing Winners

Dixie had 20 students recognized earning:

4 Gold Keys

13 Silver Keys

18 Honorable Mentions

The Gold Key winners works are automatically entered into the national competition in New York.

Scholastics Writing Winners

Our Region 9 Cheerleading Champs Sporting their New Shirts

Dixie Buses Circa 1951

Dixie Buses Circa 1951



Dixie is the District Governor's Cup Challenge Champion

Here are the results of Saturday's competition at Ludlow. Our district consists of Beechwood, Villa Madonna, Lloyd Memorial, and Ludlow High Schools.

Brandon Ackley – 2nd SS, 5th LA

Brandon Henning – 2nd MA

Michael Lloyd – 1st MA, 4th SC

Dillon McCormick – 1st SS, 4th AH

Margo McGehee – 2nd Composition

Amit Khan – 4th MA

Benjamin Kuhlman – 1st LA, 2nd AH

Dana Schneider – 4th Composition

Tori Smith – 3rd Composition

Trey Zimmerman – 3rd SS, 5th SC

Basketball Players Receive Academic Award!

After our basketball game Wednesday night, 9 Dixie basketball players received an academic award for having a 3.0 or higher GPA. By far the most of any other school in tournament! We are so proud of our student athletes!

Dixie's Art Students Rocked the Scholastics!

17 students won 41 different awards.  Two students won Gold Keys and will have their work advance to New York for National judging.  

Emily Dickman for her portfolio and a drawing

Lindsey Jasper for her drawing.  

All the other awards are attached. 

2015 School Wins by Award

2015 School Wins by Name

Dixie's Wrestling Team

Dixie's wrestling team participated in the Sycamore Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. The top 6 wrestlers were recognized on the winner's podium.  Dixie's top 6 finishers were...


11 Dixie Students Selected for Consideration for Acceptance to the Governor's Scholars Program

Congratulations to the following 11 students whose applications were chosen by the district selection committee for submission to the state selection committee for consideration for acceptance to the Governor’s Scholars Program.  By mid-April we should know who was selected by the state committee.  Please wish them luck.

Awesome news from our Singing Colonels!

Mary Mills, Rachel Hatfield, Andrew Allen and Logan Wagner represented Dixie Heights High School and competed in the Overture Awards Vocal Music Competition last weekend. They sang with 130 other students from around the greater Cincinnati area. They did a great job and represented Dixie well! 


Dixie's Petrie signs with Cincinnati Christian

Congratulations to Dixie Senior Stephen Petrie for signing with Cincinnati Christian University on Jan 9, 2015 to continue his soccer career.

Thank you, Kenton County School Board!

By Superintendent Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey

The students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers of the Kenton County School District deserve praise for working hard in their roles. But equally deserving of praise are the members of the district’s Board of Education, not only for their work but for their leadership.

Dixie students win Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to 17 Dixie Heights High School students, who won 41 Scholastic Art Awards!

Emily Dickman wins Gold Key!

EMILY DICKMAN won a Gold Key in the Scholastic art awards for her Art Portfolio.  Out of 117 entries only 13 portfolios are chosen to move on to compete in New York. Congratulations Emily!

Dixie Wrestlers were very busy over the holiday break!

On Dec. 20th, Dixie hosted a duals wrestling tournament.  The Dixie Colonels wrestlers finished 2nd out of 9 teams.

On Jan. 2nd, the wrestlers participated in the Northern KY Athletic Conference at Campbell County.  The following wrestlers placed in their weight class:
Joey Scaggs - 2nd place
Matthew Munoz - 3rd place
Jacob Peters - 3rd place
Austin Nixon - 4th place
Dylan Goetz - 5th place
James Barrie - 6th place
Keegan Cundiff - 6th place

On Jan. 3rd, wrestlers participated in the Washington County JV wrestling tournament.  The following wrestlers placed in their weight class:
Joey Delong - 1st place
Roy Bowers - 1st place
James Barrie - 3rd place
Austin Nixon - 3rd place
Gage Scaggs - 3rd place
Keegan Cundiff - 3rd place

Way to go, wrestlers!!! GREAT job!!!


Open Enrollment and Tuition Forms due by January 23rd

Open enrollmement and tuition forms can be accessed here http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/content_page.aspx?cid=1744 and in the main office.

KCSD students chosen for All-State ensembles

Please congratulate the following Kenton County students who were among over 1000 students across the state to audition and were selected to perform in the following KY All-State ensembles.

Lauren Hudson Becomes an Award Winning Author

One of our students has become an award winning author.  This week Freshman Lauren Hudson’s book, entitled Our Best Tomorrow, won the national 2014 Mom’s Choice Gold Award, after having previously been recognized as one of the nation’s best books at Festivals in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.   Eight Greater Cincinnati schools will now be teaching from a book written by one of our students.  And it gets better.  Lauren has now adapted the book into a play.  Our Best Tomorrow will make its stage debut at Turkey Foot Middle School in Spring 2015.     


Our Best Tomorrow – Students Teaching Capitalism to America

by Lauren and Robert D. Hudson (Headline Books 2013)


Dixie's Recall Team Finishes in First Place!

Quick recall team finished first in the Northern Kentucky Quiz Bowl Tournament and qualified for the national tournament in May.   The members of this team are: Benjamin Kuhlman, Michael Lloyd, Dillon McCormick, Brandon Ackley, Trey Zimmerman, Casey Higginson.

KCSD students make state vocal ensembles

Congratulations to 33 Kenton County School District students who were selected for three of Kentucky's state level vocal ensembles.

Dixie football team is state runner up

Congratulations to the Dixie Heights High School football team, state runner up in Class 6A.

Dixie Advances to State!!

Dixie Heights Football defeated Ballard 48-21 last Friday to advance to the State Championship game in Bowling Green.  Dixie will play Trinity at 6pm Central Time in Bowling Green.

Freshmen Maddie Schowalter, Deenie Pelfrey, Cayenne Rose, and Joey DeVore Make KMEA Junior High All-State Choir

Congrats to freshmen Maddie Schowalter, Deenie Pelfrey, Cayenne Rose, and Joey DeVore for making KMEA Junior High All-State Choir this year. These students made audition recordings and were selected from over 1200 students to participate. They will be performing in February in conjunction with the KMEA professional development conference.


Academic Pep Rally

Our Fall Academic Pep Rally has been changed.  It will now be on Friday, 12/5 during 5th period. 

More Art Awards!

Congratulations to Kailey Maggard for winning Best painting in the Brescia University Art Show.Also congratulations to the following students for being chosen for that show.  There were over 450 entries and only 96 were chosen for the final show.Kailey Maggard, Ellis McCarthy, Drew Brennen, Lindsay Culp, Emily Damon, Hailey Clark, Dana SchneiderCongratulations to the following students for being chosen for the Thomas More Juried Art Show.Lindsay Culp, Emily Dickman, Kailey Maggard and Maddie Brandel.EXTRA Congratulations to Lindsay Culp for winning the Thomas More College Scholarship attached to this show.



McKenzie Garrett wins German Award!

McKenzie Garrett placed second at the NKU Student Film Competition commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  She put a great deal of time and effort into this opportunity outside of the classroom and at the college level. 

Dixie's Mauer signs letter of intent

Congratulations to Dixie Heights Senior Megan Mauer on signing a National Letter of Intent to continue her golfing career at Indiana State University.

Dixie's Math Team Takes 1st in John O'Bryan Math Competition!

Dixie sent three teams to the John O' Bryan math competition, a competition among all Northern Kentucky high schools. Dixie' varisity team consisting of Michael Lloyd, Brandon Henning, Jeremy Rone, Daniel Kennedy, and Samantha Charley finished 2nd overall. Michael Lloyd finished 2nd in the written competition, Michael and Brandon Henning finished 2nd in the 2 man speed competition, and we just found out that the team finished 1st in team competition!

Dixie Senior named "Miss Soccer"

Congratulations to Dixie Heights High School Senior Lauren Nemeroff. She was named 2014 “Miss Soccer” by the Ky Girls Coaches Association.

Liza Tibbs Signs With Bellarmine

Congratulations to Liza Tibbs for signing with Bellarmine for a full basketball scholarship. We are so very proud!

Dixie art students win more awards

Dixie Heights High School art students are winning lots of awards this year.


Veterans Day 2014 events in Kenton County School District

The following events are taking place in the Kenton County School District in honor of Veterans Day.

2014 All-State Soccer

Congratulations to Senior Lauren Nemeroff who was named to the 2014 All-State Soccer team today. She will be attending UK next year on a soccer scholarship.

All-State Choir

Congratulations to Andrew Allen, Mary Mills, and Logan Wagner for being selected to participate in the Kentucky  Music Educators Association All-State Choir!


The Kenton County School District is hiring!

The Kenton County School District is hiring for bus drivers.

Dixie artists accepted into Xavier Juried Art Show

Ten Dixie student artists have been accepted into Xavier University's Juried Art Show.

Finalists in Xavier University's Juried Art Show

Congratulations to Maddie Brandel, Mallory Brown, Brandon Brown, Brooke Cottengim, London Dailey, Emily Damon, Emily Dickman, Sara Edgett, Lindsay Jasper, Summer Suetholtz who were accepted into Xavier University's Juried Art Show.

Spritzky, Marksberry inducted into NKY Sports Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Dixie Heights' Tom Spritzky and Simon Kenton's Jeff Marksberry on their induction into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame.

Dixie cheerleaders hosting 'Pink-Out' Walk-a-thon

The Dixie Heights High School cheerleaders are hosting a 'Pink-Out' Walk-a-thon on Oct. 10.

Dixie's Megan Mauer wins NKAC Division 1 Player of the Year

Congratulations to Dixie Heights senior golfer Megan Mauer, who was selected as the NKAC Division 1 Player of the Year.

Seven KCSD teachers named 'Outstanding Educators' by Cincy Magazine

Congratulations to seven Kenton County School District teachers who were named 'Outstanding Educators' in the August/September issue of Cincy Magazine. .

Community Yard Sale is Aug. 7

The Kenton County Community Yard Sale is Friday, August 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at Caywood Elementary School.

Health regulations for the 2015-16 school year

The Kenton County School District, in compliance with Kentucky State Law and regulations from the Board of Health and the Department of Education, would like to remind parents that all children must have certain Health Records on file.

Stuff the Bus is July 29

You can donate school supplies to the Kenton County School District at the 'Stuff the Bus Challenge' on July 29 at the Florence Chick-fil-A.

Kenton County Fair is July 14-19

The annual Kenton County Fair is July 14-19.

Dixie Heights student meets Gov. Beshear, selected for national program

Dixie Heights senior Casmir Thornberry has been selected to represent his school and his state at Boys Nation in Washington, D.C., July 18-25.

Thornberry also had the opportunity to meet Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday, June 12.

Class of '74 - 40th Reunion
SBDM has been rescheduled for June 5, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Congratulations, Class of 2014!

Dixie Heights, Simon Kenton and Scott high schools held their graduation ceremonies over the weekend at NKU's Bank of Kentucky Center.

Odyssey World Final results

Here are the Kenton County team results from the Odyssey World Finals:

Date change for SBDM Meeting to Jujne 3rd
VOLUNTEERS/AMBASSADORS NEEDED for Camp Dixie Day, August 12th (7:30-12:00)
Our school is entitled to add a third parent member to our SBDM council this year because of the diversity in our school.
Kenton Co. HS students win creative writing contest

Congratulations to several students at Scott, Dixie Heights and Simon Kenton high schools, who have won awards in the Northern Kentucky Creative Writing Contest.

Dixie, SK Track & Field teams participate in regional championships

Congratulations to the Track and Field teams at Dixie Heights and Simon Kenton, who fared well at the AAA Region 5 Championship on Saturday, May 10 at Dixie Heights.

Molly Diamon signs with Union College



The results are in from the SBDM Parent Representative Election!
Olivia Weber signed to play with Mt. St. Joseph Soccer
Dixie sophomore participates in launch of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Project 28

London Dailey, a sophomore at Dixie, has been named a member of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's PROJECT 38.

Summer Camp and sports activities flyers
15 Kenton County Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to state

Fifteen Kenton County teams are advancing to the Odyssey State Tournament on Saturday, March 29 at Eastern Kentucky University.

Kenton County Aquatics March schedule
Fit for the Cure event at Dillards
Celebrating Dr. Seuss birthday at Hinsdale



Bailey Harrison Dives into State Title....
Important information about make up days

At the March Kenton County School Board meeting, the Board of Education approved the following plan for snow make up days.

KCSD students participate in state swim meet

Students from Scott and Dixie Heights' swim teams competed in the KHSAA state swimming and diving championship in Louisville on March 1.

Dixie Winter Guard
Kenton County Youth Sports 2014 Spring/Summer Sports
HLT FUNdraiser (Helping Little Thomas)
Wrestling State Champ Brandon Johnson
Dixie’s Spring Academic Pep Rally, March 21st at 8:30
KCSD has four National Merit Finalists

Congratulations to the four Kenton County School District students who have been named National Merit Finalists!

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship
Vote for Dixie student in NKY Has Talent Video Contest!

Voting is underway in the Northern Kentucky Education Council's 'NKY Has Talent' video contest.

Due to school being CLOSED on Wed. 2/5, the SBDM meeting is rescheduled for Wed. 2/12 at 4 p.m. in the main office conference room
Dixie's Hatton breaks 9th Region scoring record

Dixie Senior basketball player Brandon Hatton broke the 9th Region scoring record over the weekend with a 80-67 win over Holy Cross.

Kenton Co. students speak at NKY Champions for Education Forum

Two Kenton County students spoke Wednesday night, Jan. 29, at the NKY Champions for Education forum, held at Northern Kentucky University.

Tri State Maulers Basketball Tryouts
Dixie Freshman Parent Orientation Night information

Dixie’s incoming Freshman Parent Orientation Night will be Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Dixie students win Scholastic art awards

Several Dixie Heights students have been named Scholastic art winners.

Two KCSD students named finalists for Overture Awards

Two Kenton County students have been named finalists for the Cincinnati Art Association's Overture Awards.

Sports of All Sorts Winter 2 Registrations
Photos: Dixie Heights Academic Pep Rally

Click to view photos from Dixie Heights' Academic Pep Rally on Nov. 22

Dixie's Academic Pep Rally
Dixie Heights Marching Band is hosting Mind Riot with Dr. Stephen Baker
Dixie teacher elected to KSTA board

Congratulations to Dixie Heights High School science teacher Suzanne Wadsworth, who has been elected to the Kentucky Science Teachers Association Board!

Dixie math students win competition

Dixie Heights High School math students competed in the John O'Bryan math competition on Nov. 16.

Artwork from KCSD students diplayed at Thomas More

Several students from Kenton County School District high schools have their artwork featured at Thomas More College.

Dixie honors Veterans
Dixie Heights High School honors its Veterans

Dixie Heights High School honors its veterans. Thank you for your service!

Veterans Day events in the Kenton County School District

Here is a list of events happening in the Kenton County School District in honor of Veterans Day.

ALICE Presentation being held on Nov. 12

Any parents or adults who are interesting in learning more about the ALICE program are invited to a presentation on Nov. 12 at Dixie Heights High School.

Experience at Education Nation: Blog by Dixie Heights teacher Kris Gillis
Dixie Heights High School English teacher Kris Gillis describes his experience at Education Nation in New York City in a blog on Education Week.
Kids and Parents: Community Recorder Newspaper
Sports of All Sorts - Winter 1 Registration
Kenton Public Library hosts Haunted Library
Drug House Odyssey
Dixie's Susan Borchers awarded as Outstanding Social Studies teacher
Dixie Heights High School teacher Susan Borchers has been awarded as the High School Kentucky Council for the Social Studies (KCSS) Outstanding teacher.
Dixie teacher Kris Gillis selected for Education Nation Summit in NYC
Dixie Heights High School English Teacher Kris Gillis participated in the three-day 2013 NBC News Education Nation Summit at the New York Public Library.
SBDM to Add A Minority Parent Member NEEDED
Taking the PLAN Test on September 19th
Register now for Community Education!

The Kenton County School District offers Community Education Classes. Click to learn more and to register!

SBDM Meeting Change



Camp Dixie

Camp Dixie Day for all incoming freshman students is on August 13th from 7:50-Noon.

Free school supplies- Turfway Aug 3 8:00AM – 2:00PM
Attention Parents!
SBDM Special Meeting
Dixie Carnival, March 3rd, to benefit Soldiers of 101st Airborne Division
Dixie Wrestlers
Special SBDM Meeting
5 PM - 7 PM
A New Opportunity for High School Students – Summer 2013
Dixie's JV Academic Team wins the JV Academic Challenge! JV Academic Team
Dixie’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) to provide a Thanksgiving meal for families in need
Dixie Scored Proficient!
Jennifer Baldwin named Kentucky High School Art Educator of the Year!!!
Dixie's Women at the LEAD Conference
Ms. Johnson took a group of Dixie's Gals to the LEAD Conference.
Mr. Kris Gillis selected as an Ashland Teacher Achievement Award Winner
SBDM Election fpr Parent member
Our school is entitled to add a third parent member to our council this year because of the diversity of our community. The third parent needs to belong to a minority group. All parents can vote in this election.
Kenton County Transportation Survey
NKU Beginning Strings Class at Dixie Heights High School
“Meet the New Principal” August 21st from 5-7 p.m.
Summer Assignment AP US History - Schneider
AP US History - Mr. Schneider
Application Workshop for Current Seniors not yet enrolled in college
Dixie’s 75th Anniversary Time Capsule Ceremony
2012 Summer STEM camps
Head Physician of the Cincinnati Bengals spoke to students at Dixie
Dixie Heights High School at the Her World Seminar
Dixie Goes to FBLA Region Conference!
Dixie Heights Principal Selection - PARENT SURVEY
Dixie Heights Principal Selection - Student Survey
Selection Criteria for Principal of Dixie Heights High School
Spanish Norse Day (NKU) March 19, 2012
Northern Kentucky University is hosting a Spanish Norse Day, recruitment program, geared toward Hispanic students on Monday, March 19, 2012.
MyVoice Survey
JUNE 1, 2011
5:30 PM

See the 5 scholarships to apply for by summer.

Regional Semi-Finals
Dixie vs Boone County
@ Bank of Kentucky Center
on NKU's campus
Saturday, 3/5
7:30 pm
Scholastic Writing Awards
The Scholastic Writing Awards regional results are in. I would like to mention that Dixie had the HIGHEST entry: winner ratio in the whole region! Gold Key winners are automatically in the running for national recognition. Please congratulate the following talented Colonel writers who entered and won in the Scholastic Writing Awards:
Scholastic Art Awards

Their work was selected from over 3500 pieces of art .....

Senior Bulletin

Your Senior Year is Halfway Over!

Yes, this is cause for a mini-celebration. But before you order any party supplies, ask yourself the following questions:  read more

34th Annual Dixie Heights Invitational Tournament
We are glad that you are a part of the longest running girls’ basketball tournament in the state of Kentucky.
2009-2010 Board Report

Kenton County School District board report for Dixie 2009-2010.
Report includes CSIP

Student Bus to Montgomery Co.
The Dixie High School Athletic Dep't will be sending a bus for any student that wants to attend the 1st Rd. playoff football game vs. Montgomery Co. on Friday Nov. 5th. 
Orders and payments are due October 25th


Friday, September 24  Dixie vs Scott   7:00

Saturday, September 25   Homecoming Dance

Summer School
DIXIE Building CLOSED June 8th
Dixie Heights Night At
“Celebrate the Arts”
May 4, 2010       6pm
Hoggy’s Restaurant in the Crestview Hills Town Center, is partnering with Dixie Heights to celebrate all aspects of the Arts and help raise money for the Arts program. Read on for the schedule of events and coupon needed for dinner.
Junior College News
Free webinar for students and families from Kaplan Test Prep!
Toys for Tots BIG Success
Dixie Heights students really stepped up to help the US Marine Corps Reserve in their annual Toys for Tots program.  Students and staff collected over 1400 toys.
Cincinnati Ballet

Cincinnati Ballet partners with Dixie Heights and offers a great deal for The Nutcracker

Mini Career Session
Journalist, Dan Lyons Read

Dixie Students will talk live to Newsweek Journalist
Veteran's Day Program

Veteran's Day Program............

Save the Date......Friday, November 9th, at 1:30 p.m., Dixie will hold its annual Veterans Day Program in the large gymnasium.  This is an event that is open to our community, and all veterans and their families are invited to attend!  Light refreshments will be served to our guests of honor following the event.  

To RSVP, please email Mrs. Lafon Benton, Assistant Principal, at lafon.benton@kenton.kyschools.us or School Resource Officer Gary Linn at gary.linn@kenton.kyschools.us.

Alumni Night This Friday Mascot

ATTN DX ALUMS: If you're coming to Alumni Night this Friday, 9/28, you can take a guided tour of the school building after the first quarter of the FB game. An announcement will be made & alums should meet in the Senior Area (outside the cafe). Can't wait to see all of our ALUMS!

Senior Portrait Days

Upcoming Seniors, don't forget about Senior portrait days on July 30 & July 31.

  • Sessions run from 9am to 3 pm each day in the auditorium. 
  • Each Senior should have received a postcard that has a time slot reserved.
  • Remember, there is no sitting fee and they are completely optional.
SBDM Special Meeting

July Special SBDM Agenda

Dixie Heights High School

July 18, 2018

3:30 P.M. at Kenton County Board of Education



Dixie Girls Basketball Camp

June 6-8, 2018

Girls Basketball Camp



When: Monday April 23 - Friday May 4

Where: vans.com/customculture

How many times can I vote:  1 vote every day

Prizes:  4 schools will win $10,000 for their art department + 20 pairs of vans shoes + 20 art material packs (for students responsible for designs)

              1 school will win $75,000 for their art department + a BBQ cookout lunch with live music & prizes for the entire school + 20 pairs of vans shoes + 20 art material packs (for students responsible for designs)


Dixie is 1 of 50 selected in the semi-final round!!


Thanks so much for your help!!  Let's Rock This For a Big Win at Dixie.


For pictures of the shoes, click read more: 

Congratulations Sam Durstock!

Congratulations to Sam Durstock who is a finalist in the WKU Film Festival.  Her piece, entitled Macaroon Bar, is in the Documentary category.  

Dixie's Mock Trial Team Wins State!

The Mock Trial students won the state championship this weekend! They all worked incredibly hard this year. They represented Dixie with pride and integrity. Several opposing coaches commented on their professionalism and sportsmanship.


SBDM Parent Elections - Update 5/1/14
Graduation DVD's available in the Office July 1st for $10


Colonel’s Club Market Day
Order today!
Skyline Chili's Crosstown Showdown
Shyline Chili's  Crosstown Showdown
August 20
Nippert Stadium

 Lady Colonels for a Cause”
Walk for Jessie Russo - 5K
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Dixie Heights High School Track
Community Yard Sale
Need help getting clothes for school?
Friday, August 6th
9:00am - 1:00 pm
Scott High School
Everything is FREE
KCSD to participate in Ignite Institute

Boone and Kenton County School Districts are proud to announce the establishment of an IGNITE INSTITUTE partnership to inspire STEAM learning and elevate educational opportunities for all students in the Northern Kentucky region.

Earn College Credit During High School

Did you know that high school students can earn college credit during high school?  During the Fall semester, junior and senior Dixie students earned 641 hours of college credit and saved over $700,000.00 by taking dual credit college level classes.  Dixie partners with Northern Kentucky University, Eastern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, and Gateway Community and Technical College for dual credit courses.  Students can take classes on Dixie’s campus or on the higher education institutions’ campus.  There are still spots available in the following courses taught on Dixie’s campus: NKU classes - JUS 231 Race, Gender and Crime and ART 100 Introduction to Art; Thomas More College - Introduction to Business, BUA 105; and EKU – CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice.   There is still time to sign up for taking classes on NKU, TMC, & Gateway campuses.  Please contact Julie Lovell, Julie.lovell2@kenton.kyschools.us

Parent Night at the Academies

Parent Night

Students and parents who are considering joining the Academies are welcome to attend a parent night at Turkeyfoot Middle School on February 12th, from 6-7:30 pm.  During this night, Academy scholars, teachers, and administrators will be present to answer questions and to explain what the Academies are in detail.  This night is open to all Kenton County parents, scholars, and staff.

Congrats to our National Merit Semi-Finalists

Several students in the Kenton County School District have been named National Merit Semi-Finalists!

Health requirements for school attendance

Meeting health requirements for school attendance is an important part of making sure your child is ready for school.

Stuff the Bus is July 31 Stuff the Bus

Help the Kenton County School District Stuff the Bus! Head to the Chick-fil-A in Fort Wright on Monday, July 31 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., donate three or more school supplies, and get a coupon for a free Original Chicken Sandwich!

Matt Tarka Selected as a State Engineer for STLP Matt Tarks with Jeff Sebulsky, STLP Program Manager

Congratulations to Matthew Tarka who was recently chosen to be a staff engineer at the KYSTE conference in Louisville. He will also be going to the STLP state competition as an engineer. 

Greater Cincinnati high schools rank among nation’s toughest
SilverLake FunNastics Registration
Successful DVD donation to Children's Hospital
Important Dates for Seniors
Dixie Carnival Sucessful generating $1548.80!!!!!
A Night of Improv!
Tanya Lutz, Career Counselor

Dixie Heights High School offers a special resource:
college and career counselor Tanya Lutz.


“Suicide Awareness Program
at Dixie Aug. 29”


Schedule Pick-up
August 9 & 11
7am - 3pm



The Site Based Council of Dixie Heights High School is in the process of establishing criteria for a new principal.

Celebrate The Arts!!!
May 3, 2011
6pm to 9pm
Hoggys Restaurant
Crestview Town Center
Woody Robinson , John Heckman , Howard Stacey , Eddie Fry have accepted a very special invitation from Coach Chevalier and Dr. Banta.  These stars from the 1957 Dixie Basketball Team will be joining our present team for lunch here on Friday, March 11th at noon.  They will be sharing their experiences with our young men and I am sure that there will be some very encouraging words of wisdom. 
We are hoping to hear from some more players from the 1957 and 1947 winning teams. 
This will definitly be a GREAT DAY AT DIXIE.
Toys For Tots
Dixie students and staff will be collecting toys
December 1st-9th
Hanner's Heroes
Have you always wanted to be a hero?
Here’s your chance
Mr. Hanner, Superintendent for The Kenton County School District, is looking for high school students that would like to become a hero to a young elementary student.
This program is called – Hanner’s Heroes
Northern Kentucky Harvest's
Northern Kentucky Harvest's
10th Annual Backpacks & Breakfast
Saturday, August 7th
9am - 11am
Goebel Park, Covington
(Corner of 5th & Philadelphia)
Important Senior Reminders!!!
Great Box Giving

The Great Box Giving Extravaganza
The Season To Help Our Family Resource Center Help Our Needy Families!

PBIS Supporters

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)

  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Cincinnati Zoo
  • The Batting Cages
  • Johnny’s Car Wash
  • Graeter’s
  • Lazer Kraze
  • Mackenzie River Co. in Crestview
Updated Code of Expected Behavior and Conduct

At the August 6 board meeting, the Board of Education approved the Kenton County School District Code of Expected Behavior and Conduct for the 2018-2019 school year.

RC Hinsdale Invites Seniors To Their Grad Walk

Dixie Seniors:   In light of your upcoming graduation, R.C. Hinsdale would like to cordially invite Patriots of the past back to where your journey through school began!


NHS Pancake Breakfast Pancake Breakfast

Dixie Heights National Honor Society will be sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief efforts. The breakfast is free of cost, but monetary donations and non-perishable items will be collected. All proceeds will benefit the Red Cross and items will be sent to the affected areas through Matthew 25 Ministries.

The event will be held in Dixie’s Cafeteria on Saturday, September 30th 8:00 am to 11:00 am. All are welcome to attend. 

Frequently Asked Transportation Questions school bus

As we get ready to begin a new school year, here are some frequently asked transportation questions.

Camp Dixie - Aug 22nd

Attention Incoming Freshmen:

On Tuesday, August 22nd, Dixie will host its annual Camp Dixie Day, a freshman orientation program that gives all new 9th grade students the opportunity to spend some time in their new school before the official First Day.  

We would like all Camp Dixie registration paperwork and fees turned in by Friday, August 18th .

Support your school at KCSD night with the Florence Freedom!

Support your school by attending the Florence Freedom game on Friday, May 18. Tickets are just $10 (which includes all fees), and $4 from every ticket sold will come back to your school! In addition, the Team Kenton Foundation will receive a portion of the profits. 

Lacrosse Team Advances to District Finals!

Congratulations to the Lacrosse team on defeating the Northern Kentucky Warriors 20-15 Tuesday evening to advance to the district finals on Thursday.  The team will head to Bryan Station in Lexington this Thursday to compete for a district championship.

We have a Kentucky Colonel!

Ian Brolley graduated from the 2015 Impact Regional Youth Leadership program and is now a Kentucky Colonel!

STLP State Competition
Dixie Heights High School Seniors Graduate at Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University Dixie Heights High School Seniors Graduate at Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University
NKY Gov's Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership
School Board Recognition
January is Kentucky School Board
Member Recognition Month
The Kenton County School District would like to recognize their board members for their quest for excellence and vision to prepare students in Kenton County to become college and career ready.
“Our school board members are progressive and innovative in their leadership. They set the standard for excellence throughout the district,” said Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey,

Mr. Tibbs challenges all of us to show
"Colonel Pride"
and to

Scholarship Opportunity - Must apply by April 30, 2011
“Neediest Kids of All"
Holiday Showcase
Saturday Dec. 11th. 
Any Dixie student who purchases a ticket will be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. 
Girl's Basketball Camp
Cincinnati Ballet
Cincinnati Ballet is offering discounted tickets to their upcoming Cinderella performance.  The Saturday performances are 20% off for Kenton County School District employees, students, and family members.  Friday evening and Sunday matinee will be a fabulous 50% off.
Dixie vs Highlands

Football game @ Highlands
Friday 11/13    7:00        $5

Boys Soccer Wins Districts!

The Dixie Heights Soccer Boys takes home the title of District champions with a final score of 4-3 against St. Henry!!!


Our Lady Colonels were runner-ups. Stay tuned for details for next week's regional games for both teams.

Boys Win Districts

Dual Credit Students

Attention Dual Credit Students: The dual credit scholarship link is now available in “MyKHEAA.”  Students MUST submit their scholarship preferences by 10/1/2018 in order to qualify.  Instructions for applying can be found here. Mrs. Lovell will also be available from 8:30am – 9:00am all week if students need help setting their preferences. Students are eligible for two dual credit scholarships while they are in high school.  Students need to decide if they are going to use both scholarships this school year, one scholarship this year and save one for next school year, or use both next school year. Note: If students elected to use the dual credit scholarship their junior year, they will not qualify their senior year and the student will be responsible for paying for the courses. 


Camp Dixie for Incoming Freshman - August 14th DH Class of 2022

All incoming Freshman are invited to attend the annual Camp Dixie on August 14th. This is an orientation to ease the transition from middle to high school, this is a day filled with activities, building relationships, getting to know your new school, and having some fun! 

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.

Kenton County celebrates state test scores

The 2017 Kentucky State Report Card has been released, and once again, the Kenton County School District is classified as Distinguished!  

The Kentucky Department of Education did not label schools based on the 2017 data as the state accountability model is transitioning to a new accountability model.  However, to honor the work and maintain continuity in the interim, the district utilized the same formula to assign designations to the schools and district. 

Congratulations to our state tennis players

Congratulations to four tennis players from Kenton County who competed in the KHSAA state tennis tournament in doubles.

KCSD participating in Summer Feeding Program

Student Nutrition is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge.

Congratulations to our Governor's Scholars! Governor's Scholars Program

Congratulations to the following students, who have been selected to participate in the Governor's Scholars Program this summer.

Register for Dixie Volleyball, Basketball Camps

Click for more information on volleyball and basketball camps at Dixie Heights.

Thinking About Taking a Dual Credit Course?

Thinking about a dual credit class for next school year?  Please keep in mind the procedure below.

All off-campus or online dual credit courses must be pre-approved by the Principal prior to the start of the college course in order for the course to count towards high school credit. Please see your counselor for more information.


Dixie Graduation
The time of the year is approaching when weather conditions are uncertain

Mr. Tibbs 

"It’s another great day at Dixie Heights as Larry Tibbs is named Principal"

"Larry Tibbs has been named the new Principal of Dixie Heights High School.
Superintendent Terri Cox-Cruey offered the position to Mr. Tibbs. “Congratulations to Mr. Larry Tibbs, new Principal of Dixie Heights High School!  Mr. Tibbs was selected to replace Dr. Banta who moved to Central Office earlier this summer.  We are very fortunate for the many years of service Mr. Tibbs has been at Dixie and look forward to his continued work as the Principal,” said Dr. Cox-Cruey. " 
Anti-Bullying Parent Night - Open to Public

Child Advocate and Best-Selling Author To Address Hot Topic of Emotional Bullying and Cyberbullying  Flyer

Parent Survey - Youth Service Center
TheNeeds Assessment 2 - ParentSurvey  www.surveymonkey.com/s/WW5KLNZ
Needs Assessment Survey is a way for parents, teachers and students to provide the Youth Service Center with an idea of what the needs are of the Dixie students and families.
In the News
"A heart for dancing" is the headline on A6 of the Kenton Community Recorder.  "Dixie Heights senior, Mallory Stanek (front), works with a group of River Ridge students........." 
Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award

Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.

Little Colonel Cheerleading Camp Cheer

Learn Cheerleading skills from the National Championship Winning Dixie Cheerleaders!  Will work on: Basic Stunting skills, Cheer Fundamentals and Perfecting Jump techniques. Cheerleaders will receive: a Dixie cheer t-shirt and will be able to cheer ½ a football
game with Dixie Cheerleaders!

NKY Rally for Public Pensions is Oct. 24 Pension Rally

The NKY Public Pension rally isTuesday, Oct. 24 at Dixie Heights at 6 p.m.. Come for a discussion of current pension issues in Kentucky. Everyone is welcome.

Dixie Students Perform at Cincinnati Shakespeare's Project 38

Dixie students did a phenomenal job performing their adapted version of The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Memorial Auditorium for the annual Cincinnati Shakespeare's Project 38. They also had supported/watched other schools perform their interpretation of the Bard's work. The program director has already invited Dixie back to perform again next year, which will be the 4th year with this project. Very exciting to bring Shakespeare's plays back to the stage.

Shake Shake4  Shake3  Shake3



Several KCSD students selected for Governor's School for the Arts

Congratulations to the following students, who have been accepted to the 2017 Governor's School for the Arts:

KCAIT Open House

KCAIT Open House

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.

Taylor Bell Raises $2,200.00 for Cancer Research

Congratulations to Senior Taylor Bell who raised $2,200.00 for Grace White.  Her family is using the money to go towards cancer research.

Attention Seniors!

 If you are interested in applying for the Work Ethic Diploma, applications are available in the main office.  The Work Ethic Diploma is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  This diploma is awarded to student who apply and excel in the academics, having excellent attendance and discipline, community service and recommendations from teachers.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Spritzky.  Deadline for applying is Friday, March 27th!

Dakota Richter was named the 2013-14 NATIONAL YOUNG MARINE of the YEAR!
Dixie Skyline Nights

Along with our new Principal, Dixie Heights has two new assistant principals. 
We want to welcome
Karen Hendrix and Matt Moore.
This is going to be an exciting new year at Dixie!!

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Money for College: Up to $25,000/year
Attention Parents:  Did you know that there are
math resources for your child online? 
Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP)
The Excellence Report
Commended Scholars, AJ & Samantha

We would like to congratulate AJ Diltz and Samantha Osborne for being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program as a Commended Scholar.  About 34,000 Commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 PSAT test.

AJ Samantha

Essential Enrollment Information

Click here for information on enrolling a child in the Kenton County School District: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content/1744

For questions about all-day kindergarten, please click here: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content2/24778

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.

Dixie students move on to semifinal round of Overture Awards

Congratulations to the following students for moving to the semifinal round of the Overture Awards: 

Come celebrate our academic accomplishments District logo

Staff, students, parents and the community are all invited to a celebration of our academic accomplishments on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Simon Kenton High School

Beginning Sept. 18, students allowed to enter buildings 50 minutes before start

Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, students will be allowed to enter their school building up to 50 minutes before the start of school.

Band Banquet Awards Given

Dixie Heights High School - Band Banquet Awards


John Phillip Sousa Award: Brandon Wagner


Director’s Award: Olivia Steiner


Most Outstanding Senior: Olivia Steiner

Most Outstanding Junior: Sam Wright

Most Outstanding Sophomore: Kyle Walker 

Most Outstanding Freshman: Matthew Kane

Most Outstanding 8th Grade Member: Jack Comerford 

Most Outstanding 7th Grade Member: Sarah Fitzpatrick 

Most Outstanding Marching Band Member: Kellie Knasel 

Most Improved Marching Band Member: Ian Storrs

Most Outstanding Pep Band Member: Ben Schuler

Most Outstanding Concert Band Member: Christopher Wolfzorn

Most Improved Concert Band Member: Vince Gilday

Most Outstanding Color Guard Member: Dianna Meyers

Most Improved Color Guard Member: CJ Bessler

The Casey Ossege Award - Most Outstanding Percussion: Camden Clark

Most Improved Percussionist: Nolan Samowich 

Most Outstanding Underclassmen Percussionist: Kyle Walker

The James Barron “Eyes with Pride” Award: Ben Meiners

The Eddie Preisser Work Ethic Award: Matthew Lohre


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


Thank you, teachers!

Note: May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week. The following is a message to all Kenton County School District Teachers from Superintendent Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey.

Free PLAN Review Session

Sophomore!!  Are you curious about how you can improve on your performance from the PLAN to the ACT?  If so, there will be PLAN review sessions on March 17th and March 24th after school from 3:00-4:00.  During this time, teachers will be available to review your PLAN results in detail and assist you with any questions you may have about what you can do to improve.  March 17th will focus on Math and Science.  March 24th will focus on Reading and English.  Please register on the sign-up sheet on Mr. Moore's door in the main office.  This is a free program all you will need to bring is yourself.

Singing Colonels Have Been Busy!

It has been a busy and awesome day for the Singing Colonels! I just wanted to send out a congratulations to the students that sang in KMEA Solo & Ensemble this morning, as well as send a shout out to Logan Wagner for competing in Overture Awards Finals for Vocal Music this afternoon.

Dixie Colonels Boys and Girls Basketball Camp
Northern Kentucky Health Department Summer Safety
Kenton County Academies



Summer assignments to be completed before the new year begins.  The assignments will have information, content, and deadlines for specific AP & Accelerated  Classes

Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens
What local police departments and a local prevention organization are doing.
Cincinnati Bell Partners with Dixie

Are you a Cincinnati Bell Customer?
Find out more about this program and how it can help raise money for Dixie Heights.
The Overture Academy

Free session with the Cincinnati Arts. Sign up today!
The Kenton County School District Continues Excellence in Accountability

KCSD is committed to providing high quality instruction to all students and once again the 2018 state assessment indicates that our amazing students are performing among the best in Kentucky.    

SBDM Meeting



July SBDM Agenda

Dixie Heights High School

July 16, 2018

Conference Room, 5:30 p.m.


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!

Dual Credit Opportunities at Gateway

Dual Credit - Gateway Opportunities

Are you interested in dual credit classes at Gateway for the 2018-2019 school year?  Gateway has several opportunities available for our students such as welding, automechanics, diesel technology, advanced manufacturing, nurse aide, electrician, plumbing, and general education classes.  Shelby Krentz from Gateway will be on Dixie's campus on April 18, 2018 to help students register for classes.  Please contact Mrs. Julie Lovell  julie.lovell2@kenton.kyschools.us to obtain additional information, required paperwork and to sign up for an appointment with Mrs. Krentz.  

Important message regarding immunization changes

On July 27, 2018, a Bright Arrow message was sent to all students in the district from our Health Services Department as a reminder of the new immunization requirements for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Governor's Scholars Program Students Announced GSP

Congratulations!!  All 10 students chosen to move past the district level judging were selected at the state level for the Governor’s Scholars Program.  Please congratulate:


Lauren Huson

Lauren Myfelt

Lauren Nieman

Grace Riedmatter

Madeline Schowalter

Madison Webster

John McCann

William Schneider

Logan Wibberley

Samuel Wright

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!!!

KCSD students selected for GSE

Four Kenton County School District students have been selected to attend the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) this summer.

Dixie Academic Team celebrates success

The Dixie Heights High School Academic Team has four Regional Champions as well as several other students advancing to the state competition on March 7.

Request Your Transcripts

eTranscripts are here!!   Dixie is now using Parchment to send  transcripts for our active students and alumni.

Kentucky Speedway's Racing to Excellence Prrogram
Eagle Scout Stresses Motorcycle Safety Thomas Nolan
Dixie Scored Proficient!
Dixie Spirit Wrap
Dixie Spirit Wrap
Blanket 60" x 80"
Sold by the YMCA Club
Contact Sue Casey or Teresa Catchen
Texting May Be Taking It's Toll

"They do it late at night when their parents are asleep. They do it in restaurants and while crossing busy streets. T

Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 21–27, 2018 and October is Bullying Prevention Month. Safe Schools Week
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.

Dixie Students Accepted to GSA

Congratulations to the following students who were selected for the Governor's School for the Arts.

Attention Junior Boys:

Are you interested in being a leader? Are you interested in government or the military?  American Legion Boys State is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students, and is considered a highly regarded leadership training program.


Academic Team Advances to State!

Dixie has four Regional Champions as well as several other students advancing to the state competition this weekend.   The competition involved 18 schools and over 50 students in each category.  Dixie should be proud!  The awards are as follows:

U.S. Service Academy Day, April 26
Dixie's Kris Gillis selected as Greater Cincinnati Teacher of Excellence

Dixie Heights English teacher Kris Gillis has been selected as one of the Top 10 Greater Cincinnati Teachers of Excellence.

Dixie Teacher Honors with Recognition!
Odyssey of the Mind Scholarships
Colonel Convenient Store
Inside Kenton County

Here is a list of Inside Kenton County editions for this school year. Watch for new episodes every Friday!

Drivers reminded to use caution with school back in session School bus safety

As students return to school, Kentucky drivers are being reminded of the laws that apply to keep students safe.

A note from our Superintendent on proposed boundary changes

Please click here for a note from Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb regarding the proposed boundary changes.

Dixie Student Accepted at Gatton Academy Gatton Academy

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

Registration now open for spring swim lessons at Kenton County Aquatic Center

Registration is now open for spring swim lessons at the Kenton County Aquatic Center at Scott High School.

Senior Honors Night Seniors

Senior Honors Night is Wednesday, May 2nd. Are you able to attend?

If so, we need information from you. Please go to this link and complete the needed information.




Art Students win Regional Scholastic Awards

Congratulations to the following Dixie Heights, Scott and Simon Kenton High School students, who all received Scholastic Art Awards.

Dixie Student Receives Emperor Science Award Will Broomhead

Wll Broomhead, sophomore at Dixie Heights and KCAIT, was one of 100 high school students from across the U.S. who received the Emperor Science Award made possible by Genentech, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Novartis. He will work with a cancer mentor this summer and conduct research to help the battle against cancer. 

PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer give the award as part of their initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, specifically cancer research and care. 

Will is going to work with UK researcher, Dr. Yannelli, on a multi-week cancer research project, and he received a Google Chrome computer to enhance his study and a $1,500 stipend for expenses.


Will Broomhead Wins 1st Place at the Ky. State Science & Engineering Fair Will Broomhead

Will Broomhead had a successful day at the Kentucky State Science and Engineering Fair: First place in Biomedical and Health Science and The Army Award. He will compete at the Intel International Science Fair in May.

Great Job Lacross Team!

Lacrosse beat Louisville Eastern high school 17-4 yesterday. Kagen Butler won 23 of 24 face offs.  Blake Alexander was the leading scorer with 5 goals.


AP Testing Registration

AP Testing Information:

For the 2015 AP exams, students at Dixie Heights High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.  Please note:  In the past, Dixie has had options for registering at school.  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.

Six KCSD Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to World Finals

Six Kenton County Odyssey of the Mind Teams have advance to the World Finals.

GPA for Ranking Purposes in High School Credited Courses Taken by Middle School Students
Dixie Graduation May 24th, 7 p.m., NKU
World Choir Games
World Choir Games schedule:
What is the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership?
The Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, a thirteen-year program of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, helps Kentucky parents become more involved in improving public schools to enhance academic achievement for all students.
Swim & Dive Team
NEW Procedures for Student Absences

NEW Procedures for Student Absences..........

If a student is absent from school, we would appreciate a phone call from the parent/guardian notifying the school of the student's absence. Please call the attendance office at (426-4910) by 7:40 a.m. on the morning of the absence. Calls will not be accepted from the student. In addition to the phone call, when the student returns to school he/she must present a written and dated note signed by the parent/guardian or physician explaining the absence. Students will only be given 3 school days upon return to turn in the note. After 3 days the absence will remain UNEXCUSED


A maximum of ten (10) excused days each year may be excused with a signed note from a parent/guardian or doctor. If there are more than ten (10) days excused, a Medical Excuse Form must be completed, stating the student was seen in the doctor's office, and returned for review by school officials within three (3) days of the absence for the absence to be excused. (The Medical Excuse Form is located on the Health Services tab at www.kenton.ky12.ky.us or from the school office.)


Please see Hannah E. Sizemore, our Attendance Secretary, for additional information or if you have questions.

Congratulations 2018 Graduates!

Check out more graduation ceremony pics here.

grad pic1  grad pic2   grad pic3

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/

Art students win regional awards

Congratulations to the following KCSD art students, who won all-state northern region awards:

NKU Announces Teaching and Learning Career Pathway Partnership with Kenton County Schools

Northern Kentucky University’s College of Education and Human Services and Kenton County Schools have partnered to create a new Teaching and Learning Career Pathway. This new program is designed for students wanting to become an educator and will provide opportunities to identify potential future educators.

Dixie Bowlers Commit to NKU Dixie Bowlers Commit to NKU

Senior Dixie Heights bowlers Cory Spivey, Nathan Hopper and Kevin Jones committed to bowl for Northern Kentucky University next year. The signing ceremony took place at Dixie Heights with NKU bowling coaches Joe Lawson and Bernie Mastin during the end of the year bowling banquet.

KCSD teachers honored by Delta Kappa Gamma

Two Kenton County teachers were honored at the 2015 Delta Kappa Gamma - Alpha Gamma State Convention.

Date Changed for Spring Academic Pep Rally

Due to Snow Days, the Spring Academic Pep Rally has been rescheduled for Friday, March 27th at 1:30. 

Author Visits Dixie Heights
Visiting Author: Scott Appleton – has published his first book of young adult fantasy.   The first “Sword of the Dragon” novel is Swords of the Six
Dixie's Mock Trial Wins State & Headed to Nationals

Dixie's Mock Trial Team won state this past weekend and is now headed to Nationals. Dixie Heights will be representing the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the National High School Mock Trial Championship, May 10-12, in Reno, Nevada.


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.)

KCSD Board approves School Resource Officers in all schools

The Kenton County School District Board of Education has approved security coverage by police officers in all schools for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year.


KCSD banner to be displayed during KSBA conference KSBA BAnner

Thank you to the following Dixie Heights HIgh School students who created the Kenton County School District banner that will displayed at the annual KSBA conference in March:

Kenton County School District to honor leaders during School Board Recognition Month Kenton County School Board

Kentucky will again observe January as School Board Recognition Month and the Kenton County School District is joining in the celebration.

A great day for Dixie at the Kentucky Odyssey State Tournament

Congratulations to all who participated.

It's time OMER Classics Problem:  5th place - Dixie Heights High School

Ready, Set, Balsa, Build Structure Problem: 2nd place - Dixie Heights High School - World Finalist

Catch Me if You Can Vehicle Problem: 1st place - Dixie Heights High School - World Finalist

Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind Senior Scholarship Winner: ​​​​​​​Kellie Knasel

Dixie Senior named Overture Award Finalist

Congratulations to Dixie Heights senior Madyson Haynes, who was named a finalist in the Visual Arts category of the Cincinnati Arts Association Overture Awards..

Congrats to our GSA participants

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected for the Governor's School for the Arts.

Click here for Student Survey

Please click here to access the Student Voice Survey.

Graduation set for May 30, 7:00 p.m. at NKU for Dixie
Andre Riddick Basketball Camp
Widespread Flu Activity Reported in Kentucky
Comprehensive School Improvement Plans
Dixie Dialogue E-Newsletter

Are you receiving the Dixie Dialogue e-newsletter? Sign up today!!

Treble & Chamber Choirs Earn Distinguished Rating! Chamber & Treble Choirs

We are very proud to announce that our Treble Choir and Chamber Choir earned straight distinguished ratings at KMEA Performance Assessment yesterday. Each choir sang three pieces for adjudication by the stage judges. After that, they were given 3 minutes to study a brand new piece of music and perform it on the spot. I'm happy to say that they rocked both!!! Both groups scored a 39 out of 40 on sight singing! And to make it even better, our students positively represented Dixie by modeling professional concert etiquette and behavior both on and off the stage. What an awesome day! If you see a choir kiddo, give them a pat on the back. They worked hard and did great! 

Several KCSD students named Governor's Scholars

Congratulations to several KCSD students who were accepted into the Governor's Scholars Program.

Kenton Co. High Schools compete in Track and Field Championships

All three Kenton County High Schools competed in the Track and Field Championships, held April 1 at Dixie Heights.

Dixie Cheerleaders at the NKCCA Cheer Competition
Kenton County School-Based Health Center
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 Heights mock trial team wins state Dixie mock trial team

Congratulations to Dixie Heights Mock Trial team for winning State! They advance to compete in nationals which will be held in Nevada in May.

Award Winning Art

The Regional KyAEA Art Competitions results are out and Dixie did very well. You can view the artwork in our online gallery

Please congratulate the following students -


Honorable Mentions go to

Sarah Gripshover in Drawing, Ethan Walker in Painting, and Helen Michels in Painting


3rd place ribbons go to Sydney Mills in Drawing and Danielle Delaney in Painting



Hannah Wartman - 2nd place in Painting

Maddie Schowalter - 1st place in Painting

Sabrina Schottemeyer - 1st place in Drawing

And Jack Reynolds was awarded BEST OF SHOW 2-Dimensional work for his photography.

Dixie students place in Regional KyAEA Art Competition

Congratulations to the following students for placing in the Regional KyAEA Art Competition:

Dixie Heights HS Band Fish Fry Drive-in




Helpful hints & worksheet to help file
financial aid applications.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal
The Infinite Campus portal is now open.  All parents and students are encouraged to check the system regularly for updates on grades.
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!

Spring Community Education Courses Community Education

Please consider participating in a Kenton County Community Education course this Spring!!  All courses are open to the public.

Dixie Senior wins National Scholastic Art Award Over the Edge by Jack Reynolds

Congratulations to Dixie Heights senior Jack Reynolds, who has won a silver medal in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for his photograph titled "Over the Edge."

Play co-written by Dixie student to debut at Turkey Foot Lauren Hudson

Dixie Heights High School freshman Lauren Hudson, along with her father, attorney and author Robert Hudson, have adapted the story from their bestselling, award-winning book, Our Best Tomorrow, into a script for the stage.

Local postsecondary dual credit opportunities


Weather Decisions in the Kenton County School District
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.

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!

High School students to participate in OECD Test

The Kenton County School District is pleased to announce that Dixie Heights, Scott, and Simon Kenton High School students will participate in the OECD Test for Schools in February. 

Madyson Haynes - a finalist at the Overture Awards

Congratulations to Madyson Haynes for being a finalist at the Overture Awards this past weekend. She was one of 24 finalists that were chosen from 476 students from around the tristate area. The video is Madyson presenting her work at the event.



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! 

Dixie art students advance to KyAEA state competition

Congratulations to several Dixie Heights art students, who had their artwork advance to the KyAEA state competition.

Parent Resource from Kentucky Department of Education
Kenton County Public Library Free Databases
Student Scheduling

Student scheduling is an important process of setting up a student for success.  In order to provide support to our students in selecting appropriate courses, a draft course schedule is created for each student in order to begin the scheduling process.  This draft of pre-loaded courses is based on the recommended cut scores listed in the course guide.  For example, students not reaching benchmark (using the most current assessment percentile score) may be placed in career pathway courses which help them achieve transition readiness.  If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s draft schedule, please contact your child’s guidance counselor.


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.

Congrats to our wonderful Symphonic Band students!  Symphonic Band

Our Symphonic Band performed at the KMEA Band Assessment yesterday afternoon.  They received unanimous Distinguished ratings (the highest possible rating) from the judges on both the prepared music and sight-reading, including a very rare I+ from one judge!  They played with an incredible musical maturity and acted like true professionals.   Congrats to our wonderful Symphonic Band students!

Winter/Spring Community Education Opportunities KCSD Community Education

Here is a list of Community Education courses available for this winter/spring. All courses are open to the public.


As we begin the new school year, please be aware of the following procedures in place for parents picking up students on Summit View Drive. 

Voluntary Student Accident program
Weather Information
The winter months are upon us and school closings due to bad weather are likely.  Kenton County uses several local radio and TV stations to report closings.
Dixie Heights swim team earns 2nd overall in the state Dixie Swim Team

Congratulations to the Dixie Heights High School swim team, who earned state runner up honors at the KHSAA swim meet.

Dixie Swim Team At State

Over the weekend the Dixie Swim Team finished 4th at State Competition.   It was a great  weekend and some exciting races!  If you see any of these swimmers please congratulate them!


Kenady Beil

Mallory Beil

Selina Reil

Alison Bompkamp

Brooke Spritzky

Helen Michaels

Mackenzie Tucker

Matthew Sims

Daniel Sims

Seth Young

Aaron Laham

Will Brewer

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.

Dual Credit Opportunities

Did you know that high school students can earn college credit during high school?  During the Fall semester, junior and senior Dixie students earned 641 hours of college credit and saved over $700,000.00 by taking dual credit college-level classes.  Dual credit applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Applications are due back to Mrs. Lovell on Friday, February, 23rd.   If you would like additional information about dual credit, click here or come to the parent night hosted by Mrs. Lovell on Wednesday, February 21st at 6:30 pm in the Dixie library.    

Great News From Choir!

Five Dixie students participated in KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival this weekend! They sang classical solos for an adjudicator and received high quality feedback on their performance, as well as proficient and distinguished ratings. Congratulations to: 


Carolyn Downing

Bethany Grigson

Leia Rose

Mary Rowland 

Taylor Thurber

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.

KCSD Inclement Weather Policy

With winter approaching, please take time to review the Kenton County School District's Inclement Weather Policy: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content/786


2017 National Champs Winning Routine

Dixie has a Twitter Account which is @DixieHeights, join us!
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


Dixie to Retire Lauren Nemeroff's Jersey LN

Dixie Heights Athletics is proud to announce that we will be retiring former Dixie Heights soccer player Lauren Nemeroff’s jersey on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.  The ceremony will take place at halftime of the boy's basketball game vs Campbell County.  Lauren was a standout player from 2011-2014 and earned multiple local and state awards including “Miss Kentucky Soccer”.  Go Colonels!

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!

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.

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.


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.
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!

From our principal...

A message from our principal concerning Marshall County.

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! 

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.



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.


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

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

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!

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

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.


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.

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!!!


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!!!

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 25

Here is the latest edition of Inside Kenton County: 


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!!

2018 Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) Information

2018 Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) Information


WCPO Visits Dixie
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.

Dixie Heights High School takes home the SILVER in the TechOlympics
Dixie students won the silver medal in the “Twitter Scavenger Hunt” and a bronze in “Disaster Recovery Challenge”.
District among first in nation to pilot next-generation teaching tools in math
District is one of only six in Kentucky chosen to explore new ways to teach mathematics under a grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.