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Letter from the Superintendent:
To Our Hornet Families, 
I would like to inform you that Dawson-Bryant Local Schools will be rescheduling the opening date for school to begin on August 31st, 2020.  Staff will still report on August 17th, 2020.  This will allow our staff more time for training and for building preparation.  We appreciate your patience and understanding. 
Thank you, 
Steve Easterling 

Middle School Supply List for 2020-2021 School Year Click for List
We have updated some of our supply lists to reflect our new learning environment.
Here are some of the changes for this school year:
-All students will be provided one reusable cloth facial covering (mask) and lanyard, but you may want to have a couple of extra in case it would be misplaced.
-You will not need to purchase a lunchbox for your child. All lunches from home must be in a disposable bag.
-Although water fountains will not be accessible to students, your child may bring a water bottle with them to school, and we will refill as needed.
District Restart / Reopen Plan for 2020-2021

Dear Hornet Families, First, let me thank you for your support and understanding as we, as a nation and community, responded to the unexpected invasion of COVID-19 in March. I am very proud of the way our DBLSD students, parents, and employees handled the demands we were faced with to protect everyone as we continued to educate and feed our students during the most unusual of circumstances. Provided are two links to my letter regarding the Restart and Reopening plan for Dawson-Bryant Local Schools as well as our plan.  Thank you for your continued support and positivity as we strive to do what is best for ALL students and employees during these challenging times.  Serving you, Steve Easterling, Superintendent


KNOW! To Continue the Conversation on Racism
Conversations on race and racism are not necessarily easy or comfortable, but they are imperative. To have informed, constructive conversations with our children on this subject, we must first lay the foundation. We can do so by discussing some key terms with them, as shared in the previous Know! Tip. While some of the words and definitions may seem basic, it is important children (and adults) understand the differences between them. It is also necessary to catch up on some of the new, more complex terms being used, and share those with our young people as well. If you would like, take a moment now and review the previous tip, Know! To Define Racial Terms for Teens, which has a glossary of terms you’ll want to know. The conversation certainly should not end with definitions. It is imperative to keep talking. If you’re at a loss for words, we can help. Here are some things to consider incorporating into your ongoing conversations on this topic with your children.  
Executive Summary for 2018-2019 H.O.R.N.E.T.S. Program
The 2018-2019 H.O.R.N.E.T.S. Program completed the second year of a five-year 21st CCLC grant cycle.  The attached executive summary gives an overview of the program as well as follows up with some recommendations for the 2019-2020 program.  Please take some time and read the attached summary.  
Dawson-Bryant Middle School H.O.R.N.E.T.S. Before and After School Program
Parents, Did you know that Dawson-Bryant NMiddle School has a before and after school program?  It offers your child all the following:  tutoring, homework help, snacks, fun activities, mentoring, field trips, visits from local groups, rewards, and even more.  All students are encouraged to attend.  We have something for everyone.  Register now with Mr. Roach.  Monday - Friday from 7:00am to 7:45am and Monday -Thursday 3:00 to 5:10.  Transportation is provided.  Program start October 7th!!  
KNOW! School Lockdowns, Classroom Shelters, and Bulletproof Backpacks - Oh My!
Know! Empowering Parents to Raise Their Children to be Substance-Free.  Talk early and often about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Even when it gets tough.   
KNOW! Concerns Validated on 13 Reasons Why
As youth take time to kick back and relax this summer, many will choose to binge-watch their favorite shows on streaming serivices like Netflix.  But parents beware, there is a popular team drama you may want to steer your tweens/teens away from - Please continue to read the article. 
KNOW! Parents Who Host Lost The Most: Don't Be a Party to Teenage Drinking
Please continue to read the article from Know! - Empowering Parents to Raise Their Children to Be Substance-Free !    Know! is a program of the Prevention Action Alliance 
KNOW! The New Danger - Nicotine Toothpicks?
know! Empowering Parents to Raise Their Children to Be Substance-Free  
Talk early and often about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Even when it gets tough.  
Know! To Give and Receive the Gift of Kindness - Start Talking! Building a Drug-Free Future
Tis the season for giving; and among the greatest gifts one can give to another is kindness.  It need not cost a thing.  One single act of kindness has the potential of inspring others and creating a rippling effect that keeps on giving.  Please read the article in full.  
Getting to Know! the Lawnmower Parent     Know! Empowering Parents to Raise Their Children to be Substance-Free
Know! is a twice a month publication with tips and current facts about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as action steps to help children resist peer pressure to use.  Subscribe for free at https://www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/know
Executive Summary for 2017-2018 H.O.R.N.E.T.S. Program
The 2017-2018 H.O.R.N.E.T.S. program completed the first year of a five-year 21st CCLC grant cycle.  The attached executive summary gives an overview of the program as well as follows up with some recommendations for the 2018-2019 program.  Please take some time and read the attached summary.  
Middle School Science - Mr. Edwards from AK Steel image Middle School Science - Mr. Edwards from AK Steel

 Josh Edwards from AK steel came to Dawson Bryant Middle School to talk to 7th and 8th grade science classes. Mr.Edwards talked to students about how steel is made and brought various components of steel in its pure form.  Mr. Edwards also talked to our students about job opportunities available  right out of school and college bound paths as well. Students were engaged and enjoyed the hands on experience that Mr. Edwards provided.
Letter from the Superintendent:
Letter from the Superintendent: 
Maker Faire  image Maker Faire

The Dawson-Bryant Elementary Enrichment class will host this year’s first annual Maker Faire. It is to be held during the Parent-Teacher Conference that is scheduled for Thursday, February 16th. The Maker Faire is an event that will celebrate the inventive talents of our students in grades 3-5. Similar to a science fair, the Maker Faire combines mathematics, creativity, and ingenuity, as students utilize original ideas to invent resourceful products. Mathematics concepts are then applied to these products, presentations prepared, and speaking skills polished. Come celebrate and learn at the 2017 Maker Faire!

The Day of the Dead  image The Day of the Dead
The Day of the Dead to honor and remember loved ones who has passed away.  Dawson-Bryant Local School would like to remember Miss Sue Pyles. 
8th Grade Washington DC Trip 2016-2017

8th Grade Washington DC Trip 2016-2017

Middle School Supply List 2016-2017
Middle School Supply List:  We will update as new supply lists become available.   
2016-2017 School Calendar
2016-2017 School Calendar is now available.  
Test Talk for Parents

The Ohio Department of education will be updating parents with a short biweekly eNewsletter.  Families can stay up to date on how statewide learning standards guide locally chose curriculum and what to expect from the Ohio's 2015-2016 state test.   The first issue is available at:  Test Talk for Parents .


Dawson-Bryant Middle School Key Club image Dawson-Bryant Middle School Key Club

The Dawson-Bryant Middle School has recently begun the process of building a community service club, known as the Key Club. The club is built upon young students looking to make a positive impact on their community. The Key Club’s purpose is to give students an opportunity to show acts of kindness and an opportunity to give back to their community. Recently, before Thanksgiving break, the students took advantage of the nice weather to clean up around the school. The students were able to accomplish a lot of cleaning in such a short amount of time because they worked together! The students had a good time doing this clean up, and I’m excited to see what other great things they will do in the future. Thank you to all the students who participated in the clean-up! – Miss Edwards 

2015 School Supply List
2015 Middle School Supply List 
2014-2015 Quiz Bowl
The quiz bowl finished the regular season 8-5. We were the 4th seed going into the tournament. The first game in the tournament we were beaten by South Point. This put us in the loser’s bracket. We then went on to beat Chesapeake, Symmes Valley, Ironton, and Saint Joe. We played Rock Hill in the championship to be beaten. We were runner-up. 
Greenco Hike

Greenbo Hike combines appreciation of local history, physical education with environmental science studies


Authors for the Day image Authors for the Day
The November Writers of the Month, chosen in Mrs. Hamm’s seventh grade language arts class, read their Children’s Narrative stories to the Dawson-Bryant Preschool students this month.   
Progress Book Access image Progress Book Access
Our district uses Progress Book for our online grading system. We have enabled the Parent Access module so that you may view your child’s progress online. 

If you would like to have access please send an email to:

[email protected]

Please include your full name and the name(s) of your child/children and we will email back your username, and password along with login instructions, so you may start using this important feature. We at Dawson-Bryant look forward to providing opportunities to enhance communication between students, parents and faculty to ensure the success of all in our school system.

Helping Your Child Prepare for the Upcoming Ohio Achievement Assessment image Helping Your Child Prepare for the Upcoming Ohio Achievement Assessment
The Ohio Department of Education provides resources to help understand and prepare for the OAA.
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