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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.

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.

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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


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

Dixie Students Accepted to GSA

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

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.

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.

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

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! 

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 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."

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.



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!

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

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

2017 National Champs Winning Routine

2017 National Champs! 2017 National Champs!

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

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

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

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

Finals will be held in mid March.


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

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


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

KMEA All-State Experience

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

Dual Credit Process for the 2017-2018 School Year

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

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

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


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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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