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  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Jun 6, 2024

    DAYTON–As the spring season is coming to an end, the summer is crawling in! A summer that will be filled with fun, no school, and, for some of us, our goodbyes. The end of the school year is always the hardest, no matter your grade, simply due to a lack of motivation and the sun being out. Dayton School District students push themselves and strive for success through the slow and last part of the school year. Many students across the district have accomplished so much this year and cannot w...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|May 30, 2024

    DAYTON–As the school year ends, students are racing to get their schedules for next year, finish up projects, and prepare for graduation. The Senior class has some significant dates and events. June 4, the Seniors' last day of school; June 5, the Senior trip departs at 8:15 a.m. and returns at 10 p.m.; June 6, graduation practice will be held at 11 a.m. in the Dayton High School (DHS) Gym, and Scholarship Night will be held at 6 p.m in the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion; June 7, graduation...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|May 23, 2024

    DAYTON–Ten FFA members were honored with the opportunity to participate in the Washington FFA State Convention at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman. One went as a delegate, and three presented the National Chapter Application to a panel of judges. The members participated in workshops and sessions by the state FFA officers and visiting officers from other states. These individuals also got the opportunity to get to know the WSU campus and got to tour the University of Idaho (U of I...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|May 16, 2024

    DAYTON–The Class of 2024 has four weeks of school left until they officially end their high school careers! What a year it has been so far! The following are critical dates for seniors to remember. May 22 and 29 graduation cap decorating/outline to be approved by the principal during Advisory. June 3 final grade check at 3 p.m.; those passing to graduate will receive caps and gowns. June 3-4 check-out papers and fines from Angie in the officer. June 5 the bus leaves at 8 a.m. for the Senior T...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|May 9, 2024

    DAYTON–The High School (DHS) Baseball team hosted the district playoffs against Sunnyside Christian on Friday, May 3. The winners of the first two games then faced off at 4 p.m. Dayton Secondary students did a send-off as the DHS Baseball team walked across the street from the gym parking lot to the dike or baseball field. The DHS Softball team will play the Grape Division No. 3 seed at 3 p.m. on May 7 at the Mill Creek Complex in Walla Walla. Dayton FFA and agriculture classes of Dayton Seconda...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|May 2, 2024

    DAYTON–Many events are being prepared for May such as the FFA Plant Sale; Mother and Son Dodge Ball Tournament; K-12 class registration; Softball districts; and the FFA State Convention, Coming May 2-4, from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m., the annual Dayton FFA Plant Sale will occur at the greenhouse near the ag shop. On May 5, the Mother and Son Dodge Ball Tournament will be at 1 p.m. in the gym. Grades K-12 are welcome to register at either the Elementary or High School Office. High School Softball D...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Apr 25, 2024

    DAYTON–Springtime is when students of all ages are busiest with school finals, scholarships, sports, and more. Dayton FFA has several things coming up, including competitions and a fundraiser. The Dayton FFA livestock judging team will be headed to Asotin on Friday, April 26, to compete in a livestock judging contest. They will also go to St. John on Saturday, April 27, to compete in livestock judging. Wednesday, May 1, the livestock judging team will be headed to the State livestock judging com...

  • Spring Spirit Week, Jr./Sr. Prom and arrival of Yamate Exchange Students highlights week at D.H.S.

    Wyntr McCauley|Apr 18, 2024

    By Wyntr McCauley DHS Correspondent/Reporter DAYTON–Junior/Senior Prom; elections; Yamate Exchange Students; and sports are featured this week in April. The High School (DHS) has just wrapped up its Spring Spirit/Prom Week. Participation or "Spirit Points" were kept track of during the week by the Associated Student Body (ASB). The Senior Class won the most "Spirit Points." The Prom Court included Princesses Laney Crow, Opal Morin, Justina Abrahamson, and Elizabeth Kneff. The Prom Court included...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Apr 4, 2024

    DAYTON–Spring Break for the School District began April 1. Students will be back to school Monday, April 8. When students return, the Dayton High School (DHS) "Spring Spirit Week" will kick-off April 7-13. DHS Associated Student Body (ASB) has been actively planning fun activities for week leading up to the Junior Class sponsored Prom. On Monday, April 8, the dress-up day theme is "Hat Day," and there will be locker area decorating for each class that day and class meetings. "Jersey Day," t...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Mar 28, 2024

    DAYTON–The Yamate exchange students will be arriving on Friday, April 12. Upon arrival they will have the chance to come into the Dayton High School (DHS) dress closet and pick out a dress to wear to Prom. Prom will be held on Saturday, April 13. The Junior class started to sell tickets Monday, March 25 in the DHS Commons. Students who are interested in attending the Japan trip in July must notify Mrs. Warren by Friday, March 29. Congratulations to the first time ever Yamate Scholarship W...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Mar 21, 2024

    DAYTON–FFA members participated at sub-Districts in Pomeroy last weekend where Wyntr McCauley and Tristan Rennaker place third and fourth in Extemporaneous Speaking. Dayton FFA only has one member, Wyntr McCauley, who has participated in speaking competitions for three years. However, they have also added Sophomore Tristan Rennaker as a competitor this year. These two FFA members traveled to Pomeroy on March 13 to compete at Sub-Districts for Extemporaneous Speaking. Wyntr McCauley brought home...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Mar 7, 2024

    DAYTON–The Winter Sports Banquet which took place on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. With that behind us, spring sports have officially started the Dayton High School Softball team played against Yakima Nation in a Double Header on Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m. That same Saturday, the Dayton High School Track team attended the Walla Walla High School Jamboree in Walla Walla at 11 a.m. Dayton FFA Trap Shoot team will also be headed to Spangle for a Trap Shoot c...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Feb 22, 2024

    DAYTON–After students come back from mid-winter break, the local FFA members will prepare to celebrate National FFA Week on February 19-23. The theme for Dress Up Day is "Crazy Socks," and Dayton FFA will host a Middle/High school staff breakfast in the lounge at 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21. The theme for Dress Up Day on Thursday, February 22, is "Animal Print," and FFA members will host the Farmers and Friends Dinner at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (invite only) in the Youth Building at the C...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Feb 15, 2024

    DAYTON–Ballots are being turned in and sent out left and right for the Dayton School District Levy, and many students of voting age are being asked to vote during this time. This levy was presented to the Associated Student Body (ASB) and Leadership students during seventh period a month ago by Rich Stewart to give students the idea of what the levy is and why the school is asking for it. It is a great opportunity for those seniors who have registered to vote and for our school district. S... Full story

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Feb 8, 2024

    DAYTON–Many things have ended with the second part of the semester starting up, and others have begun. the Dayton High School (DHS) Basketball season ended with a Senior Night honoring all the seniors from teams, band, cheer, and bookkeeper on February 2. These seniors include Kameryn Tupling, Grace Trump, Cayle Davis, Nolan Korlsund, Laney Crow, Wyntr McCauley, Opal Morin, Dea Wanlarbkham, and Madison Richardson. All these contributors to the DHS Basketball program are greatly appreciated. T...

  • What's New at School

    Wyntr McCauley|Jan 25, 2024

    DAYTON–Local D.H.S. student Wyntr McCauley received the Inspiring Teens Magazine Cover Contest award and scholarship recently. McCauley was nominated by her photographer, Sydney O'Brien (Sydney Nicole Photography) to the Inspiring Teens Magazine Cover Contest for Issue 74 and $1,000 scholarship. McCauley then informed family, friends and others that she had been nominated for this contest and posted links for people to vote for her. The contestant with the highest voting numbers by December 20 w...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Jan 11, 2024

    DAYTON–Coming back from winter break put us back in the swing of things. Basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, and planning ski trips were top of the agenda. Two high school home basketball games happened during the break; one on Saturday, January 6 against Oakesdale, with a "Sparkle & Glitter" theme, and Tuesday, January 9 against McLoughlin with a "Dynamic Duo" themed game. These girls' and boys' teams have been working hard and progressing even more throughout each match, with the winter c...

  • Students share the holiday spirit

    Wyntr McCauley|Dec 21, 2023

    DAYTON–Winter Break is here! Many of us participated in events during the very short week next week and additional activities which was a wrap up before students left for break. Last week, there was a Winter Band Concert in the Auditorium, and the Middle School (MS) Associated Student Body (ASB) sold Candy Cane Grams from December 11-18 as a winter fundraiser in the MS Commons before and after school Dayton High School (DHS) ASB planned for their short two-day Christmas Send-off Week on D...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Nov 30, 2023

    DAYTON-Students returned from Thanksgiving break and Christmas Kick-off last week but many still look forward to Christmas break in three weeks, starting December 19 and ending January 3. Students enjoy activities throughout the last few weeks of school before being released for the long Christmas break. The Senior Class will sell the World’s Finest Chocolate candy bars and cartons on November 28 while supplies last. These funds will go towards their Senior Trip taking place on June 4. The S...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Nov 23, 2023

    DAYTON–Students are preparing themselves to go into Thanksgiving break starting on Wednesday, November 22. While the Dayton High School (DHS) students are planning Thanksgiving, I asked them and some staff, “What does Thanksgiving mean to you?” I received a variety of feedback from these individuals. One student said, “Thanksgiving means giving thanks to my family.” This was in most of the feedback I had received. However, I received some more with different answers. Ms. Morgan said, “Thanksgivi...

  • What's New At School

    Wyntr McCauley|Nov 16, 2023

    DAYTON–Senior and Junior High School students honored veterans during a Thursday afternoon assembly held in the gymnasium. Many high school students were still recovering from the homecoming activities and dance of last week, and welcomed the shortened schedule due to Veteran's Day on Friday. To honor those who are or have served, been injured, or died during their tours, the Middle School (MS) Associated Student Body (ASB) planned an assembly for the whole Dayton School District. During the a...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Nov 9, 2023

    DAYTON- The Bulldogs Homecoming last week for the High School (DHS) Bulldogs students was filled with many activities including: Taco Truck, Halloween, Stud Volleyball, the Color Run that was put on by the Dayton Boosters Club, Lip Sync, Powder Puff Football, decorating poles, decorating golf carts, and the Pep-Assembly. All the fun activities were put on by the DHS Associated Student Body (ASB), students from all four grades of the high school compete for the most spirit of the week by...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Nov 2, 2023

    DAYTON–Homecoming spirit week began on October 30 and will continue through November 4, with many activities happening each day and a dance to wrap things up. High School Football season is coming to an end shortly, and the Associated Student Body (ASB) has been planning the final touches for Homecoming Week. ASB President Wyntr McCauley will sell Homecoming tickets before and after school throughout Homecoming week. Prices of the tickets at the dance door will go up but are available to t...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Oct 19, 2023

    DAYTON–Fall Sports is in full swing at Dayton High School, and the athlete's goals are to keep their grades up to be eligible to play, cheer in games, and receive a WIAA award. The Athletic Director, Sam Korslund, asked about the Fall Sports athlete's current GPAs. He then used this information to calculate each team's average. High School Football has an average GPA of 3.311. High School Volleyball has an average GPA of 3.452. High School Fall Cheer has an average GPA of 3.497. These average s...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Oct 12, 2023

    DAYTON–The local FFA chapter went to Colfax for the Evergreen Tour earlier this week. The Evergreen Tour is led by the Washington FFA State Officers and is filled with activities and workshops about leadership and qualities within it. The State Officers then announce at each stop in Washington the theme of this year's Washington FFA State Convention. Two vans full of Dayton FFA Chapter members enjoyed getting to know the State Officers and participating in excellent workshops. The first D... Full story

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