While the Governor has closed schools to children physically attending school he has told both school districts, children and families that learning must continue. Teachers and students must both participate if we are going to be successful. Be engaged - continue to learn
A Message from the WIAA. I hope all of our students and families are navigating the current stay at home orders and taking the precautions necessary to keep everyone healthy. We have been in a holding pattern since March 16th as to what the status of our athletic programs would be for this year. The WIAA has had several options for member schools to consider and were ready to implement them as soon as possible. It is with a heavy heart that a decision has been made to cancel all sport seasons and tournaments for the remainder of the current school year. The message from the WIAA is as follows. " The WIAA has received clarification that the order issued by Governor Inslee on Monday includes the cancellation of all in-person extracurricular athletics and activities through the end of the school year. This will include all regular season contests and practices as well as all postseason tournaments and championship events. The decision was undoubtedly a difficult one for Governor Inslee. However, it was done so to keep the students and families of Washington safe. The WIAA Executive Board and the WIAA Staff feel for those students around the state that have had their seasons or careers cut short. This terrible disease has not only prevented students from creating lifelong memories through competition, it has limited the valuable lessons gained through participation in education-based athletics and activities." Mick Hoffman WIAA Executive Director The excitement for the D-W Spring sports season was encouraging with students preparing for their first contest s and participation numbers up. To know our students will not have the positive experiences, memories and opportunities to participate in a sport this spring is difficult. This is especially true for our seniors. Many of our senior athletes have played 3 sports a year and participated all 4 years in some programs. To not have the opportunity to finish out their senior year after dedicating themselves for 4 years is heartbreaking. Thank-you seniors for your commitment, leadership and representing D-W in a positive manner for 4 years. We would also like to thank the families and fans of our student athletes for your support and encouragement. Thank-you to all of our coaches and their tireless efforts to prepare our athletes, mentor them and give them life skills. Should updates be made or changes made we will let you know promptly. Take care and stay well.
We will be observing our Spring Break week April 6-10. Our offices will be closed. Food service will continue. Contact District office or email Superintendent Johnson for assistance. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the activities and resources provided by teachers.
Grades 6-12, please check email and Google Classrooms on a daily basis for learning opportunities. Update skyward information, check grades, consider making up missing assignments.Chromebooks may be checked out from 11-12 daily in MPR or offices.
The Dayton School District will be offering breakfast & lunch to anyone 18 and under beginning Monday, March 23rd. Meals will be delivered by school bus to the following locations: (Times are approximate) Bus #1 11:00 a.m. – Valley View Court 11:30 a.m. – Country Village 12:00 p.m. – Cameron Court Bus #2 11:00 a.m. – 1st Street/Richmond Ave 11:20 a.m. – 4th Street/Dayton Ave 11:25 a.m. – Knoblock Apartments 12:00 p.m. – 4th Street (Adventist Church Parking Lot) Meals will also be available for pickup at the Dayton Elementary Multipurpose Room at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact the administration office at 509-382-2543 or Jana Eaton at 509-520-7051. Arrangements can be made for rural deliveries.
Meals for all children 0-18 will be available Monday from the school. We plan to deliver to many of our bus stop locations using our buses. They can also be picked up at cafeteria. General time frame 11-1. Come and get it - we have not forgot about you. Stay healthy.
Dayton School Directors will meet as scheduled March 18 @ 6:00 in the Board room. The agenda is very basic but will approve bills and payroll. If you have a concern please send it by email to Superintendent Johnson for future meeting opportunities.
Parent teacher conferences scheduled for March 18 are cancelled. Teachers will contact parents individually to discuss their child's progress.
Due to recent announcements about the continuing effort to stop the spread of COVID 19 I have closed all of our facilities after school today. None of the offices will be open and no employees will be working at school. Friday we will determine plan for the following week.
A news article with information on the school closure has been posted in NEWS. Please make time to take a look at this important information.
The spring sports season for all DW Athletic Teams middle school and high school are canceled until after April 24th. Up dates will be posted here and sent to coaches as they are available. There will be no practices, no contests and school facilities will be closed during the mandated closure of all schools in Washington.
Governor Inslee Press conference has just announced all schools in the state of Washington will be closed beginning next Tuesday March 17 until Friday April 24. The first day potentially to return would be April 27. More information to follow in coming days.
Due to the ski trip for Waitsburg Middle School students there will not be middle school baseball practice today March 13, 2020.
After consulting with Columbia County Health officials all scheduled public events will continue as planned. Please continue using standards precautions and if you are sick stay home from events until you are healthy again.
Summary update from Columbia County Health. One confirmed case of COVID-19. Recovering at home. Quarantined at home - threat to our community is low. Please continue to take precautions. Wash hands and stay home if you are sick.
The previous message was a news release from Columbia County Health officials. After speaking to those officials this evening there is no reason to believe children and employees are at risk. We will continue to monitor and provide information as it is available.
A Columbia County resident tested positive for COVID-19. Patient contracted COVID-19 while traveling overseas and has had limited access to our community since return. Columbia County Public Health is monitoring the case and will have more information Thur. March 12th at 10am.
The District has discovered an email SCAM which asks you to purchase ebay gift cards for the district and claiming you will be reimbursed. Do not participate in this SCAM - the District would not ask you to purchase gift cards on our behalf.
The Winter Sports Awards will be held on March 12th at Waitsburg Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room, 6:00 PM. Dinner will be provided - Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Baked beans and salad. We hope to see all of our basketball players and cheerleaders there with their families.
Tuesday Feb 25 MS and HS Spring Sports Student and Parent pre-season meeting at Waitsburg HS Auditorium 6:00. Some sports are in jeopardy with low turnout numbers please plan to attend so accurate counts can be taken.
Congratulations to Carlos Norris who finished in 4th place at the state wrestling tournament.
Both School Boards have approved the use of a new mascot for the DW Athletic Combine following an advisory vote from students in both districts. The DW teams will soon be known as the "Wolfpack".
The Winter Sports Awards will be held at Waitsburg Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room. 6:00 PM. Dinner will be provided - Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Baked beans and salad. We hope to see all of our basketball players and cheerleaders there with their families.
The spring sports pre-season meeting will be on Feb. 25th at Waitsburg High School Auditorium @ 6:00 PM
Carlos Norris places second at Regionals and will advance to the state tournament next Friday & Saturday. Congratulations Carlos!!!
News from Regional Wrestling Tournament in Oroville. Carlos won his first two matches today at 138lb weight class. He will wrestle later today for the regional championship and he is on to Mat Classic.
Final score DW 43 DeSales 60. Great run Ladies!!!
Start of 4th quarter DW 33 DeSales 41.
Half time score from Granger DW 17. DeSales 29.
Thank you for your support. The unofficial results show both levy measures passing. More information tomorrow.
Following last night’s final interviews with community and school staff, the Dayton School Board of Directors voted unanimously to offer Guy Strot the position of superintendent, pending contract negotiations. The district will make a formal announcement confirming the finalized contract offer at their upcoming board meeting, scheduled for February 19, 2020.
EWAC GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BRACKET LINK: http://www.wiaadistrict5.com/tournament.php?act=view&league=1&page=1&school=0&sport=12&tournament_id=3260
The Girls High School Basketball Team will play in game #6 or #8 on Tuesday February 11, 8:00pm @ Granger High School.
DW High School Girls Basketball Team will Play TCP Feb. 10, 6:00pm @ Columbia Burbank High School.
Superintendent candidates community forum tonight in the high school auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. Three candidates are interviewing for the position of next Superintendent of Dayton School District. Please join us in meeting the finalists. Your feedback is important to us!
Girls basketball Is cancelled today due to weather and road conditions. The game will be played Monday in Burbank
Due to the flooding there will be no team practices today. The status of the high school girls basketball game in Granger on Saturday will be decided tomorrow morning after we receive reports from the state department of transportation on the status of road conditions and flooding. We will update information as we receive it.
Update: The FBLA trip has now been cancelled. No Bluewood ski trip as well.
School will be closed today due to the potential of flooding and possible road closures. FBLA trip will leave as scheduled.
Public opportunity to meet Superintendent candidates scheduled for Monday Feb. 10. The event will take place in the high school auditorium beginning at 6:30. See website for more information.
Dayton and Waitsburg ASB still considering new Mascot. Public invited to comment by contacting high school principals. Potential names are; Birddogs, Giants, Wolfpack and Vikings. Your thoughts or suggestions are important.
The D-W Girls Basketball Team has qualified for the post season EWAC League Tournament. The team will play on Saturday Feb. 8th @ Granger High School vs. Tri Cities Prep with the game starting at 8:00 PM.
Boys varsity final score DW 40- CB 45.
Varsity girls basketball halftime score DW 17 - Columbia Burbank 41
HS Basketball game time changes for games @ TCP on Feb 1st. Boys C Team game added @ 11:00 AM, JV 12:30 & 2:00, V 3:30 & 5:00.
MS Girls Basketball A Team game on 2/19/20 against Rogers has been canceled.
What a game!!! DW Boys Basketball team wins by 1 at the buzzer! DW 50- LC 49. Great games tonight by both varsity teams. Way to go DW!!!
Great win by DW Girls Basketball Team. Final. Score DW 69 vs LC 43
DW Varsity Girls halftime score DW 32 - LC 27
Coming soon will be a chance for the community to hear about potential mascot names for the DW Athletic Combine. Feedback from community and alumni will be gathered before a vote of the students in mid February. DW School Boards will consider action in late February.
A Boys C Team Basketball game has been added to the schedule this evening (1/16/20). the game will begin at 3:00 PM followed by JV Boys at 4:30, Varsity Girls at 6:00 and Varsity Boys at 7:30 PM. WWVA does not have a Girls JV team.
School will be on a 2 hour delay today - Tuesday January 14.
The high school basketball games with LC that were postponed on Dec. 19 have been rescheduled on January 29th @ WHS Gym
Varsity Boys Basketball end of 3rd quarter DW 27 DeSales 47
DW Varsity Girls Basketball halftime score DW 18 vs. DeSales 27.
The JV Girls Basketball game will begin at 2:30pm on Saturday January 4th at Waitsburg High School. DeSales has had some injuries and only have 7 players for JV so we will only play 2 quarters.
Boys Varsity Basketball Final Score DW 46. Kittitas 56
Girls Varsity Basketball final score DW. 35 Kittitas 57.
JV GBB final score DW 35 Kittitas 51. JV Boys are up next.
The D-W High School Basketball games for Saturday Dec. 21 will be played as scheduled.
The middle school open gym at Waitsburg High School on Jan. 2 & 3 will meet from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
Important HS Basketball Game Information for games on 12/20/19. Due to basketball player illnesses the games with Liberty Christian on Dec.20, 2019 have been postponed. We will work with LC to set a new date as soon as possible. The status of the game with Kittitas on Saturday will be determined on Friday as soon as we confirm how all the basketball players are doing. Updates will be posted as soon as information is available.
The Dayton School Board has approved the FULL Athletic Combine with Waitsburg for future years.
Middle School Girls Basketball Clinics Begin moving the ball down the floor and in the hoop with your teammates by attending an open gym on Jan 2 &3 at DHS or WHS from 3-5 p.m. Saturday from 9-11 a.m. Don't miss this opportunity to get your game on!
Attention Middle School Girls Basketball Players First Official Day of Practice will be Monday January 6 at 3:45 in Dayton. Please make sure you have completed all of the participation paperwork required and turned in to office or Athletic Director.
Wednesday December 18 is a two hour late start day. Classes begin at 10:15 - buildings open at 9:45 for students.
DW Combine Survey results can be found under the DW Combine page listed in the menu. Check out how kids parents, coaches and community members feel about our effort to provide quality athletic program for DW students.
COMBINE COMMITTEE MEETING TONIGHT The Combine Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. tonight at Preston Hall in Waitsburg.
HS Varsity Basketball Schedule Change. The girls and boys basketball games scheduled for Monday Dec16 vs. Pomeroy @ Dayton have been canceled. The JV games will be played as scheduled at 3:00 & 4:30.
The D-W Boys & Girls Basketball teams will be having scrimmage games on Saturday November 30 starting at 10:00AM @ Dayton High School Gym. All 4 teams will have scrimmage games starting with JV Girls followed by JV Boys, Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys. Stop by and check out the teams as they prepare for their first game in December 2nd at St John Endicott.
Links to the D-W Combine Survey. Dayton www.takemyschoolsurvey.com/WA_DWSportsCombine_DaytonSD_Community.htm Waiting www.takemyschoolsurvey.com/WA_DWSportsCombine_WaitsburgSD_Community.htm
The school boards from Dayton & Waitsburg along with the D-W Combine Committee would like to invite parents, coaches, teachers, alumni and community members to participate in a survey to help decide on the future status of the D-W Athletic Combine. The links to the survey for each community are below. The survey will open Thursday Nov. 20 and close on Sunday Dec. 1. Students in grades 6-12 will also be given the opportunity to complete a similar survey at school. Thank you for your time and honest feedback.
The Fall Sports Awards Dessert Banquet will be held on Monday December 9th at 7:00pm in the Dayton Elementary School Multipurpose Room. Athletes and families please bring a dessert and utensils. The Dayton Athletic Boosters will provide beverages. 🏐🏈🎉
The Dayton School District Board of Directors would like to invite you to participate in a survey to help guide them in selecting their next district Superintendent. To complete this survey online, please click on the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVvVyShxe8rsOM8qzMrrBnI2HFnQBNtIC7c0QYGGAPSJQkyw/viewform The survey will be open until November 27, 2019. To request a paper copy please contact Jana Eaton or the District office at 509-382-2543. Your feedback is appreciated. Thank you!
Basketball schedules for both MS Boys and HS Boys and Girls have been updated and posted to the website. They may be found under the High School tab under DW Athletics. They are also listed in the events portion of the website. Come out and watch our teams compete.
Math Tutor/Clerical Support: WSU GEAR UP at Dayton High School seeks in-school math support. Hours: 8:00 am-1:15 pm, M-F. Must demonstrate proficiency in basic arithmetic, strong Algebra and Geometry skills with the ability to explain math concepts in simple terms. Must work well with high school students, have excellent communication skills, and be able to develop positive rapport with students and staff. Reliable transportation a must, ability to pass a background check. Pay DOQ. Send resume to email@example.com
High School Students interested in participating in boys or girls basketball this winter please complete and submit the required clearance packet. Packets are in the high school main office. Please turn in completed packets prior to November 15th so you will be cleared to practice on the first day of practice Nov. 18th.
High School Winter Sports Student & Parent Pre-season Meeting will be on Nov. 12 @ 6:00pm in the auditorium at Dayton High School.
Thursday, October 31st is Halloween. Our streets downtown will be full of kids trick-or-treating in the businesses. Please watch out for the little ones. There is also going to be a Halloween party at the library starting at 5:30 pm.
A very special thanks goes out to the PTSO for putting on the fall costume carnival. There were lots of kids there dressed up in their Halloween best.
Columbia County Hospital will be conducting a HAZMAT drill today, Friday October 25, 2019 on our campus. The hospital approached us about conducting a drill that involved a chemical hazard at a school. The drill will provide them the opportunity to test their systems and procedures should a large number of people become exposed to a chemical hazard. Mrs. Knebel has graciously agreed to help and support this drill by utilizing her classroom. Several students will be participating as actors who have been exposed to the hazard. They will begin around 8:00 AM getting students ready with make-up and staging. At 9:00 AM the drill will begin. You and your students will hear and see first responders in and around the shop and agriculture buildings. As first responders assess the situation, triage the victims (actors) and transport them to the hospital the drill will continue at the hospital. Please let your students know this is a drill to help first responders and hospital staff to assess their preparedness and evaluate procedures in a situation involving a large number of people exposed to a chemical hazard. The opportunity to test system in a drill situation will be beneficial should an incident occur here in Dayton. Thank-you
Congratulations to the DW Middle School Girls Volleyball Teams on finishing up a great season tonight! The future for DW Volleyball looks good.🏐👏🏻
The middle school boys basketball season will begin Thursday October 24th, 3:30 PM @ Waitsburg High School. We will use transit buses to transport Dayton Middle School students to Waitsburg High School for practice. The bus will load by the gym & depart Dayton High School at 3:15 PM. Practice will end at 5:45 PM. It will be followed by a parent meeting in the WHS gym at 6:00 PM. Students needing a ride back to Dayton will depart Waitsburg @ 6:45 PM and arrive at Dayton by 7:00PM. Clearance packets are available at Preston Hall and Dayton High School in the main office. Students need to submit completed packets and have a current sport physical on file before practice on Thursday.
DW Football final score DW 18 - K 24
DW scores! 3:15 left in 4th qtr. DW 18 K 24
DW Football halftime score DW - 12 Kittitas 17
DW falls in game 4 Don’t forget football at Waitsburg Friday
Game three to Coyotes. Dig in DW
Coyotes take game 2
DW takes game 1 over Coyotes 25-17
Cookies are here! The 4th and 5th graders are out selling cookies to earn money for their annual skiing at Bluewood. The money earned helps to pay for rentals and lessons. Thank you for your continued support of our students.
On Friday October 18th the high school volleyball team will not have practice.
What a game!!!! DW wins 5th game and the match!!!! The team played great volleyball tonight and it was a team effort. Thank-you student cheering section! You were awesome.
If you aren’t at the volleyball match tonight you are missing a great match. DeSales won the first two games D-W won the next two and now we are starting game 5! Stay tuned
On October 26th, the PTSO is sponsoring a costume carnival just like days of old. Dress your student up in costume and come on down to the Dayton High School Gym. There are games, face painting, crafts and a whole lot of other activities. The fun starts at 2:30PM.
Fall Book Fair is here! Starting on October 16th and running through October 21st. This is a GREAT way to pick up some new reading material for these cooler days. See you at the Book Fair!
DW varsity football final score DW 14 - LC 20. There was some exciting football tonight in Dayton until the last few seconds. The team played hard and never gave up. Great effort gentlemen!🏈. A shout out to the DW Cheerleaders tonight. Their were some technical difficulties with the music for their halftime performance. That did not deter them. They performed their dance and stunts without the music for our appreciative fans. 👏🏻 Impressive!
DW scores and get the 2 point conversion! Halftime score DW 8 LC 12
1st quarter score DW 0 LC 6
On October 15th the High School Volleyball team will be hosting “Pink Night” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The D-W Combine is seeking applicants for a middle school boys head and assistant basketball coaches. The season begins October 24th and concludes before winter break. Interested individuals can contact either school district office or find the coaches application on line. Thank-you
The middle school volleyball game that was to be played on 9/25 at Prescott has been rescheduled.The C Team will play this game on 10/9/19 at 4:00 PM @ Prescott Secondary School. The A & B Team will play their regularly scheduled game vs. Rogers at Waitsburg High School on 10/9/19 4:00 PM
Liberty Christian has canceled the JV Football games scheduled for 9/30 & 10/14.
What a game!! If you weren’t here you missed some great volleyball! 4th game DW wins 25-21!!! Congratulations!🏐🏐🏐☝🏼
DW varsity volleyball wins game three 25-9! Go DW🏐
Varsity volleyball game 1 25-16 DW won. Game 2 18-25 LC won. Game 3 in progress
On October 2, 2019 the D-W High School Volleyball team will begin practicing and hosting games at Dayton High School gym. The D-W Middle School Volleyball team will begin practicing and hosting games at Waitsburg High School Gym.
Middle school volleyball match at Prescott for the A team has been cancelled today. They do not have enough players to host the game.We are trying to reschedule and will notify everyone as soon as we know.The team will practice at the usual time.
Friday, September 27 is ASB Fun Day ~ Twin Day. Grab a friend and dress alike.
Varsity volleyball vs. DeSales September 24 @ DeSales and the October 15 game at Dayton have been changed to Varsity only matches at 6:00 pm DeSales does not have enough players for a JV team.
Walk-A-Thon: This Friday is the elementary school's Walk-A-Thon. Please support our students.
DW Varsity Football Final score DW 14 White Swan 24
DW Varsity Football halftime score DW 14- white Swan 18
DW Varsity Football 1st quarter scores. DW 14. White Swan 6
Individual picture day on Thursday. Wear your best smile.
IMPORTANT!! There was a scheduling error for the high school volleyball matches for today September 17, 2019. We are looking for a possible date to reschedule the matches and will notify you as soon as a new date is set.
There will be no high school cheer practice today September 16, 2019
DW Varsity Football Final score DW 0. MD 68
DW Varsity Football halftime score DW 0. MD 61
D-W Varsity Football 1st quarter score DW 0. McCall Donnelly 28
Athletic Event Help Needed. We have had some long time volunteers that have helped at athletic events for many years and they are no longer able to volunteer. If you are interested or know of people who are interested in helping out at athletic events we would welcome the help. Currently in Dayton we are looking for help with running clock/scoreboards for varsity and JV home football games and line judges at varsity volleyball matches. In Waitsburg we are seeking help with volleyball matches. We need an announcer (for starting line-ups), line judges, clock/scoreboard operator and ticket seller. If you are interested please contact Nicki Luper at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank-you
After almost 3 weeks of practice for the middle school football program it has been decided to cancel the the 2019 season. This decision was not made easily and we had hoped more students would turnout this year. The most significant factors for the decision are low participation numbers and only one other school in our league fielding a team. There have been many discussions at the league level and with our D-W Football Coaching Staff as to how we can support football teams in the future. We will continue the discussions and work to provide opportunities for our students. D- W Football will be back next year for grades 7-8. The participation numbers at the high school level are very good this year and encouraging for the future of the program Thank-you to the students and parents for their commitment to our athletic programs and support as we have worked through this difficult decision. Sincerely, Nicki Luper D-W Combine AD
After waiting several days for confirmation from the officials association the JV Football team will play 2 quarters vs. McCall- Donnelly's JV Friday (9/13) night at 5:00 PM prior to the start of the varsity game which is at 6:00 PM.
DW Varsity Football Final score DW 0 - CB 25
DW Varsity Football halftime score. DW 0 CB 21.
HS Volleyball Schedule Updates. The match with DeSales has been moved to September 24th from Sept. 12th. The reason for the change is that the varsity team will be participating in the Sundome Volleyball Festival in Yakima on Friday Sept. 13th. The team will leave for Yakima after practice on the 12th.
Please remember Wednesday September 4 is our first late start for professional development and collaboration. Classes begin at 10:15 for students. Buses will run on 2 hour delay. Thank you
Football Jamboree at Lind- Ritzville August 30th @ 6:00 PM. Please note that they will be charging a $3.00 admission fee for anyone over 5 yrs old. No other discounts or passes will be honored. The admission fees will be used to pay for the official. Thank-you.
Band Instrument Rental Night Tuesday, September 3rd from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Keeney Brothers will be here to help students with rental instruments and band supplies for the 2019-2020 school year.
Middle School Football Practice Fall '19 August 26 @ Waitsburg Stadium & Gym. Bus departs Dayton @ 4:30pm, practice 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Bus departs Waitsburg 9:15pm. August 27, 28, 29 & 92 thru the season. Bus departs Dayton 3:15pm, practice 3:45pm to 6:30pm, bus deoarts Waitsburg 6:30pm. No practice on August 30 or Sept. 2. No Practice on Friday during the season. Prior to participating in practice students need to complete the athletic clearance packet and have a current sport physical on file.
Middle School Volleyball will begin practicing on September 3rd, Dayton High School @ 3:25 PM
D-W Volleyball Practice Schedule August 26, 27 & 28 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM @ Waitsburg Bus Depart Dayton 3:15 PM Bus Departs Waitsburg 6:45 PM August 29 thru the season 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM Bus Departs Dayton @ 3:15 PM Bus Departs Waitsburg @ 6:00 PM
D-W High School Football Practice Schedule. August 21, 22, 23 & 26 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM @ Waitsburg Stadium Bus Departs Dayton at 4:30 PM Bus Departs Waitsburg @ 9:15 PM Meet in the team locker room on the first day of practice. 8/24 & 8/31 8:00 AM to Noon @ Waitsburg Stadium Bus Departs Dayton @ 7:30 AM Bus Departs Waitsburg @ 12:15 PM 8/30 Jamboree @ Lind-Ritzville 6:00 PM 8/ 27 thru the season Practice 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM Bus Departs Dayton 3:15 Bus Departs Waitsburg @ 6:00 PM
D-W Middle School & High School Fall Sports Parent & Student Pre-season Meeting August 20th , Waitsburg High School Auditorium @ 6:30 PM
D-W Sport Physicals Sport physicals for middle school and high school students from Dayton and Waitsburg School district will be held at the Waitsburg Columbia Heatlh Clinic on August 1, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and at the Dayton Clinic August 6, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wonderful K-12 music program last night. Congratulations to all of the participants. Special thanks to Mr. Sumner and those students recognized for special awards.
Congratulations to Kirsten Miller on her 5th place finish at the WIAA 2B State Track @ Field Meet Saturday. Her time In the girls 300m hurdles was 48.55 which broke the school record she broke on Thursday in Prelims with a 49.16.
Congratulations to Kaleigh White for being the recipient of the WIAA Sportsmanship Award for the game. Congratulations on your award and finishing your senior year at the state tournament.
State Softball- The D-W softball team lost a heart beaker today at the state tournament. They had the lead for most of the game and Friday Harbor fought back with some good offense and chipped away at our lead. It came down to the last at bat and we did not convert hits into runs. The team worked hard and represented our communities very well. The final score was D-W 9 and Friday Harbor 10.
D-W Softball Player Kylee Laughlin was awarded the WIAA Sportsmanship Award in the fist game. Congratulations Kylee!
D-W Track & Field- Kirsten Miller set a new Waitsburg High School School record in the prelim race of the 300m Hurdles. Her time was 49.16 which also qualifies her for the finals on Saturday at 4:10pm. Congratulations Kirsten!!
State Softball. The D-W softball team lost their first game at the state softball tournament to Onalaska 14-4 in the 6th inning. They will play Friday Harbor today @ 3:00pm in the consolation bracket.
Restaurant Night this Thursday, the 23rd, at the Weinhard Restaurant. 20% of all proceeds will go to the Dayton Elementary PTSO (dine-in or carry-out). Hope to see you there.
What a game!!!! The softball game was exciting start to finish. The final score of the third game for D-W Softball was D-W 12 & Kittitas 14. Great game and effort by both teams. D-W will go as the # 2 seed. The WIAA will post the state brackets Sunday evening. Outstanding job ladies!
The latest news from the softball fields in Moses Lake.... D-W Softball team played great defense and racked up some solid hits to walk away with an 11-1 win against Lake Roosevelt. The team will play Kittitas as soon as the grounds crew finishes prepping the field. The winner of this last game today will be the first place seed at the state tournament.
Kirsten Miller will be moving on to compete in the 300m hurdles at the WIAA State Track & Field Meet in Cheney.
DW Softball Team just won their first game in the district tournament beating Tonasket 8-2. The team will play Lake Roosevelt @ 2:00PM.
D-W Golfers Ashton Phinney and Elijah Talbot finished 20th and 21st at the District 5/6 Golf Tournament. Good job on the season.
Tha D-W Softball Team will play Tonasket on Saturday May 18th at the Paul Lauzier Athletic Complex in Moses Lake @ 10:00 AM
D-W softball lost to Kittitas 3-14. They will be the #2 seed to the District 5/6 Tournament in Moses Lake on Saturday May 18th. Congratulations & Good Luck!!
Top of 4th inning DW 3 & Kittitas 12
D-W Softball Top of 3 inning. D-W 1 & Kittitas 8.
Tatum Laughry started off the first inning with a triple. Kaleigh White got a hit to the short stop allowing Tatum to score.
D-W softball players just won their first game today in the EWAC League tournament. The final score was D-W 8 and Liberty Christian 1. The team played great heads up defense in the last innings to get the win. They will play Kittitas next for the 1 or 2 seed to the District 5-6 Tournament next week.
Two D-W track and field athletes qualified for the District 5/6 Track & Field Meet in Quincy on May 17th. Mason Finney qualified in the high jump with a 3rd place jump of 5’ 4” and ran a time of 11:09.89 in the 3200m run placing 3rd. In the girls competition the D-W Girls Team placed 5th overall in team scoring. There were many solid performances and personal bests throughout the afternoon. Moving on to represent the D-W Girls Track & Field team will be Kirsten Miller. She competed in four events and qualified for the district meet in three of those events. She ran a 13.85 in the 100m, 29.30 in the 200m and 17.56 placing 3rd in each event. This performance is very impressive considering she competes in four events and the level of competition in her races. Good Luck @ the district Meet Kirsten & Mason.
Congratulations to DW Golfers Ashton Phinney and Elijah Talbot who both made the cut to advance to the District 5/6 Golf Tournament next Monday. On the girls side Samantha Davis is an alternate for the girls district tournament.. DW Golfers scores from the match today are Ashton Phinney 120, Elijah Talbot 122, McKellyn Bradhen, Seamus House 126, Lexi Draper 141, Samantha Davis 115 & Casey Brooks 152. Good Luck next week and congratulations to the golf team on completing a successful season.
Congratulations to the DW Softball Team for securing 2nd place in league standings today. The team will play on Friday May 10, 2019 with a 3:00 PM game time at the TRAC Sports Complex in Pasco. The scores for all the league teams have not been posted yet but we will play the EWAC League winner of #6 vs #3 who play on Tuesday May 7th. The 1st Kittitas-Thorp & 2nd Dayton-Waitsburg, place teams in league standings do not play on Tuesday. They earned a bye in the first round. Friday Admission to the games will be charged. Adults $6.00 & Student (With ASB Card) $4.00. The address is 6520 Home Run Rd, Pasco, WA 99301.
DW will be hosting the league track & field meet on Tuesday May 7th at the Dayton High School Stadium @ 3:00pm. This is the meet where athletes have to place in the top three in each event to move on to the district meet in Quincy May 17th. If you would like to volunteer at the meet we would welcome the help. We have a variety of areas we need help with. Please contact Nicki Luper at Dayton High School 509-382-4775 or email@example.com. DHS students in need of Community Service Hours please contact Mr Nechodom or Ms Luper if you would like to help at the track meet.
Softball Post Season Update The DW Softball team will be headed to the playoffs next week. The EWAC Teams play their last regular season games on Saturday May 4. DW will play a double header @ Liberty Christian. The results of these games will determine final seeding into the league tournament. The #1 & #2 seeds will not play on Tuesday but will play on Friday May 10th at the TRAC in Pasco. Seeds #3 through #6 will play Tuesday May 7th. As soon as we know how all the teams finish on Saturday we will post all game information. The top 4 teams from the league tournament will advance to the D5/D6 Tournament in Moses Lake on Saturday May 18. The top 4 teams from district move on to the WIAA State Tournament in Yakima May 24 & 25.
Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by the Dayton High School ASB will be held on Tuesday, May 7th from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the high school gym. If you have questions please contact the MS/HS office at 509-382-4775.
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The District has received word from Columbia County Sheriff Department the active incident has been resolved. The District and community can return to a normal schedule. Thank you for cooperation.
There is an active Law Enforcement incident occurring at the West End of Dayton. The highway is open to traffic and all but some residents in that area are not likely to be impacted by the incident. At this time school is open and running on a normal schedule.
The high school softball games scheduled with Lyle-Wishram tomorrow (April 13) have been postponed. The high school and middle school softball teams will practice at the regular time today.
The high school baseball games scheduled with Lyle-Wishram for tomorrow April 13 have been postponed. No practice for the high school or middle school teams today April 12th..
Middle school baseball game has been rained out today. The team will have practice at the regular time.
Japanese Cultural Presentation Yamate students will host a Japanese Cultural presentation Monday, April 15th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
Middle School baseball practice is cancelled for today April 9th.
The high school and middle school softball games for today have all been rained out today. Teams will practice as usual. We are working on rescheduling the games and will post the information as soon as we know.
A fast pitch game has been added to the schedule for Friday March 22 @ Pomeroy High School. Varsity will play at 2:30 PM and JV will follow. Bus time from Dayton is 12:30 PM
Due to not having enough eligible players the baseball game on March 19th at Riverside High School (Boardman, OR) has been canceled. The team will practice at the usual time on Tuesday. No changes to the Softball game. They will play at Riverside March 19th at 4:00PM.
Softball and Baseball games Tuesday March 19 @ Riverside High School in Boardman, OR have been changed to one game at 4:00PM instead of a double headers. The bus departure time from Dayton is 1:00PM
The location of the baseball game on April 9 will be played at Waitsburg instead of Milton Freewater as previously scheduled. Softball games on the same date will be played at Milton Freewater as scheduled.
The golf match scheduled for 3-13-19 has been rescheduled to 3-21-19 at Milton Freewater. The match on 3-20-19 at Veterans Memorial in Walla Walla has been canceled.
Spring sports schedules have been posted to the DW Athletic Combine page. The website address for the combine page is https://www.daytonsd.org/dw-athletic-combine. Schedule changes may occur due to weather. We will post cancellations/rescheduling information in the Live Feed as needed.
Tonight’s elementary PTSO meeting is postponed due to poor road conditions.
Middle school baseball practice and high school golf practice have been cancelled for today March 12.
Due to potentially icy road conditions Dayton Schools will run on a two (2) hour delay. No morning pre school.
Wednesday March 13 there are no classes for students. Teachers will be welcoming parents into their classrooms to build stronger partnerships to support student achievement. If you are a parent please make some time in your schedule for an appointment.
Thursday March 7. Dayton Schools running on a two (2) hour delay. Stay tuned for more information as the morning progresses. No morning pre-school.
The middle school girls softball practice for today March 6th has been canceled due to the weather forecast.
Reminder today is a scheduled 2 hour late start for students. Staff are participating in professional development activities. Classes begin at 10:15.
Middle School Spring Sports sign up sheets are available in the HS/HS main office and a copy was sent to all middle school parents via e-mail today. Baseball will begin Monday March 4th. Practices will be at Waitsburg and a bus will transport students to and from practices. Practice will run form 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The head coach is Nick Swisher and we are interviewing for an assistant coach on March 5th. Track & field will begin on March 11th. Practices will run from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Dayton High School gym and/or Stadium. Kayla Lewis is the head coach and Nick Carter & Tracy Pearson are the middle school assistant coaches.
Dayton Schools will run on a two (2) hour delay on Thursday February 28. No morning pre-school.
Dayton Elementary is canceling after school academic support for Wednesday February 27.
The public library PrimeTime family reading program is canceled for tonight due to weather.
No Spring Sports Practices on Wednesday. The DW Combine Committee scheduled for Wednesday has also been cancelled.
Due to concerns related to weather there will be no after school athletic practices or activities for middle school or high school students this afternoon.
The Dayton School District is monitoring current and forecasted road and weather conditions for our area. Any information regarding an early dismissal would be announced through our App and Flash Alert system. Safety continues to be our top priority. Thank you for your patience
The middle school girls basketball game has been canceled for today. The team will have their last practice at the usual time today followed by a pizza party at Chief Springs Pizza in Dayton. This is not mandatory. The bus will bring student to the restaurant and parents can pick them up from there between 6:30 pm & 7:00 pm.
Dayton School District will run on a two (2) hour delay for Tuesday February 26. There is no morning pre-school. Please stay tuned tomorrow morning in the event weather and road conditions become more difficult.
Middle school girls basketball game for today has been cancelled. There will be no Middle School basketball practice today. All spring sports practices are also CANCELLED
Dayton School District is two hours late Monday February 25. No morning preschool.
March 1 is a scheduled snow make up day. Classes will be held on a half day schedule (12:30 release) to make up for the half day missed on February 15. Grades 4 and 5 will ski a full day at Bluewood. The remaining two make-up days are scheduled for June 12 and 13.
The library’s PrimeTime reading program will be canceled due to potentially hazardous road conditions. The first session will now be Feb 27th. Hope to see you there.
The Dayton School Board will meet via a conference call at 12:30 today due to weather and road conditions. The agenda has been reduced to only bills and payroll. All other agenda items have been moved to the March 6 agenda. If you have questions contact Superintendent Johnson
Dayton School District is closed on Wednesday February 20. The staff training planned for this afternoon is cancelled. A decision on whether to hold the School Board meeting tonight will be made later this morning.
There will be an early release on Wednesday, February 20th at 11:30 a.m. for staff I-ready training. (This is the only early release day scheduled for this week). Lunch will be served. There will be PM Preschool. If you have questions or need further information please contact the elementary (509-382-2507), MS/HS (509-382-4775) or District (509-382-2543) offices tomorrow (Tuesday, February 19th). There was an error on the elementary message center that went out last week that had the 20th & 21st listed as an early release. **THE EARLY RELEASE IS ONLY ON FEBRUARY 20TH AT 11:30 AM.**
Dayton wrestler Carlos Norris had a tough fourth match today against senior Clark Chase from Kettle Falls. The final score was 17-2 in favor of Clark. It has been a unique couple of weeks for wrestlers in Washington and Carlos gave his best effort all season. We are very proud to have Carlos represent Dayton High School at Mat Classic 2019.
Carlos Norris pinned his opponent in round two of his first match Saturday in the consolation round. Keep it up Carlos.
Carlos Norris lost a tough first round match today at mat classic 19-3. He has won his first match in the consolation bracket with a pin in 2:45 against an opponent from Tonasket. He is scheduled to wrestle one more match tonight against a wrestler from Rainier. In the consolation bracket he is in he could place as high as 3rd. Good Luck Carlos!!
No middle school girls' basketball practice on Friday, February 15th, Saturday February 16th or Monday, February 18th.
The 4th and 5th grade ski trip scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 15th, is canceled.
Dayton schools will be closed on Friday February 15. No after school activities.
Sadie Hawkins Dance is back on again - this Saturday February 16
Carlos Norris is headed to Tacoma! It has been a tense couple of days with the weather hampering travel plans for Dayton High School Wrestler Carlos Norris to make the trip to Tacoma. This morning he left and is ready to take on the other 20 wrestlers in his bracket at 138lbs. He has a bye in the first round at the tournament and will wrestle an opponent from Darrington who also has a bye the first round. Wrestling begins at 8:30 AM on Friday. There is a mandatory 45 min. rest period between matches so results will be posted as soon as they are processed. It may be around noon before we have access to results. We will post his progress after each match. We wish Carlos a safe trip and best of luck at Mat Classic 2019.
Running Start / College in the High School parent meeting has been postponed until Feb. 28th at 6:00 pm in the high school library.
Friday, February 15 7th /8th Grade Dance has been postponed, until further notice, due to recent weather concerns.
Thursday, February 14 6th Grade Lip Sync Contest has been postponed, until further notice, due to recent weather concerns.
The PTSO meeting scheduled for tonight is canceled due to road conditions. The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 12th at 7pm in the elementary library.
The DW Athletic Combine meeting for Monday night Feb. 11 has been cancelled. The meeting will be rescheduled, likely for a date/time next week.
Updating earlier information the Dayton School District is closed for Monday February 11.
Dayton School District will run two (2) hours late on Monday February 11. No morning pre school. Please be alert in the morning for any future notifications.
WIAA Regional Wrestling Tournaments Canceled. The WIAA has canceled all classifications of the state regional wrestling tournaments due to severe weather conditions for traveling teams and hosting schools. Safety for all involved is a priority. At this time the tournament managers are considering running 32 person brackets (State is usually run with 16 person brackets). This will take some time as they need to look at seeding criteria for wrestlers in each classification and weight class. The state tournament will be held as scheduled February 15th & 16th at the Tacoma Dome. When we have more information on the tournament and Dayton wrestler Carlos Norris's placement in the bracket we will post it here on the live feed.
Wednesday 2 hour late start for students. Staff meet in multipurpose room for professional development at 7:30.
Middle School Girls basketball game for today (Tuesday) has been cancelled. The team will hold regular practice in Waitsburg instead.
Dayton School District is 2 hours late due to cold weather and road conditions.
High School Spring Sports Clearance Night for Dayton and Waitsburg students Thursday February 7, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Dayton High School Auditorium.
Varsity Boys Basketball halftime score DW 14 vs. De Sales 27
As of 5:00PM today January 24th the JV Girls Basketball game with De Sales has been canceled due to our opponents not having enough players. JV Boys will play at 4:30PM. Varsity Girls 6:00PM & Varsity Boys @ 7:30PM
The January 29 HS BB games v DeSales in Dayton will begin at 3:30. JV girls will only play 2 quarters at the request of DeSales.
Tuesday night basketball with Touchet - Varsity only beginning at 6:00 in Dayton
JV boys and girls at Columbia Burbank on Friday will both be played at 4:30 @ Col Burbank. Girls play in HS gym and Boys play next door in the Middle School.
The Winter Sports Banquet will be held on Tuesday February 12, @ the Dayton Elementary School Multi -purpose Room, 6:00 PM
Senior Recognition for DW Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball and Cheer will be on Tuesday January 29th. Girls Basketball will hold their ceremony right after the JV boys game prior to warm-ups for their game. Varsity boys & Cheerleaders will hold their ceremony after the girls varsity game and prior to warm ups for the boys varsity game.
The JV Girls B-Ball game on Friday 1-25-19 has been changed. Game time will be 4:30 PM @ Columbia Burbank. The JV Girls will play at 4:30 PM in the high school gym & JV Boys will play at 4:30 PM in the middle school gym. The JV teams will depart Dayton @ 2:00 PM & depart Waitsburg for Burbank @ 2:30 PM. No change to the varsity games or travel times.
Wrestler Carlos Norris claimed second place in the 132 pound class at the Coyote Classic Tournament in Kittitas Saturday.
Varsity Boys B-ball final score DW 25 - LC 41
Boys Varsity halftime score DW 8 - LC 26
Varsity Girls B-ball final score DW 39 -LC 49
Score ties at 36 going into 4th quarter of girls varsity game.
Girls Varsity B-ball halftime score DW 18- LC 26
JV Boys B-ball Final Score DW 32 - LC 42
JV Boys Basketball halftime score DW 16 Liberty Christian 20
CONGRATULATIONS to the 4H Robotics team for competing in the FIRST LEGO League Eastern Washington State Championships last Saturday. The team competed in four sessions, Core Values, Robot Design, Project Description and three rounds for the Robot. This was their third year in a row making it to State. Team members are: Vaughn Walter - 8, Benny Bryan - 8, Josh Reser - 7, Addie Johnson - 7, Phinehas Kerr - 7
Thank you to the FFA Agriculture Issues Team for their presentation at last nights Board meeting. The Board has a much higher understanding about the issues around "Branding Cattle" after listening to your work. Good luck at your upcoming competition.
Middle School Girls Basketball schedules with bus times can be accessed from the district web site. Select Documents, then Athletics, DW Combine then schedules for 2018-19 will be listed. The last schedule posted will be MS G-B-ball.
Varsity Boys Basketball final score DW 28 Martin 38.
Boys Varsity Basketball start of 4th quarter DW 22 - Martin 21
Boys Basketball halftime score DW 14 - Mabtin 16
Basketball update for Thursday - WWVA has cancelled both JV games. Varsity only on Thursday - Girls begin at 5:00 and Boys to follow at 6:30
Don't forget your money for the FBLA hot cocoa and cinnamon roll sale tomorrow and Friday morning in the commons. See you there!
Changes to HS basketball this week. On Thursday vs. DeSales only 2 quarters girls JV. Game begins at 3:30. On Friday at Lyle no girls JV game. JV boys game begins at 4:30. Go DW
MS Boys Basketball Team Pictures Wed. Dec. 19, 2018, 4:20PM Dayton High School Gym
Saturday Dec. 15th High School Basketball at Kittitas. The JV games will both be played at 4:30 PM. They have two gyms available to host the JV games at the same time.
Students who participated in the Kiwanis Road to Leadership program speak at Kiwanis meeting. Kylee Laughlin, Alex Jenkins, Kira Boggs and McKenzie Dobbs share their Washington DC experiences.
There will be a Title 1/LAP family night on December 17th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the elementary library. Program staff will share information with parents and families. Refreshments will be served. On Tuesday, December 18th there will be a "Coffee Talk" beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the District Boardroom that will focus on the Title 1/LAP Schoolwide Plan. For more information contact the elementary office at 509-382-2507
Our K – 12th Grade Christmas Concert is tonight in the HS Gym. The concert begins at 6:00. 4th & 5th grade students should be to the band room by 5:30 to pick up their instrument and make it over to the gym. K – 3rd grade students should be to the gym by 5:45. We look forward to seeing you tonight.
Dayton School District is 2 hours late due to weather and road conditions.
Carlos Norris wrestling at 145 pounds claimed 3rd place at the Liberty Invitational. Norris practices and travels with Pomeroy HS. Norris was 3-1 for the day.
December 11 HS basketball at Prescott - JV games for both girls and boys have been cancelled. Varsity only beginning at 6:00.
Late start on Wednesday Dec. 5 Classes begin at 10:15- no breakfast
MS Boys basketball continues to improve as players. DW A team defeated Rogers tonight and the B team fell just short in exciting play at Dayton High School. Check for scores under the athletic tab.
Come watch some exciting Middle School Boys Basketball on Thursday November 29 when DW takes on Rogers at Dayton High School gym beginning at 5:00.
Calling all 7 and 8 grade girls interested in basketball. There will be a meet and greet meeting Thursday November 29 in the evening at 6:30 in Waitsburg at Preston Hall. See you then!
The Dayton Elementary students had a blast at the Jeff Evans Science Magic show. Thank you to Title I and the Dayton Elementary PTSO for sponsoring such a fun and educational assembly! To learn how to do some of these “magic” science experiments at home, go to http://www.sciencemagicvideos.com/
Congratulations to MS Boys basketball teams. In the last two days the B team defeated Touchet and the A team was victorious against Touchet and Liberty Christian in Richland. You can find the scores under the athletic tab. Great job players and coaches.
Congratulations to Jeannie Lyonnais who was recognized as the employee of the year by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Lyonnais serves the needs of students, teachers, parents and administration in the elementary building.
Website App for Cell Phone: There is now an app that you can download to your phone that will give you easy access to our live feed, news and events along with the breakfast/lunch menu and forms. To download the app go to your app store and type in daytonschooldistrictwa and look for the Bulldog logo. If you have questions or need more information please contact the District office at 509-382-2543. Thank you for your patience as we work toward enhancing our communication tools.
The Dayton School District Board of Directors announces a vacancy for a Position 3 Director. Any Columbia County registered voter who lives within the boundaries of District 3 may apply. For more information contact Superintendent Doug Johnson at 509-382-2543
The District is required to provide Annual Notifications to the Public. If you have questions or need more information, please contact the District office at 509-382-2543
Welcome to our District website. For more information regarding our schools please contact us at 509-382-2543. We would be happy to give you any information that may not be included on our website.