Unleashing the Creative Genius of our Community

Bringing the Future to Dayton

 

The mission of Innovate Dayton is to “Open the Door of Opportunity” for our students and the community of Dayton. While partnering with Online NW, a local internet provider, we brought a world-class gigabit fiber network to Dayton. 

This network provides Dayton homes, businesses, and school district, with the fastest internet speeds available, turning Dayton into one of only three cities in the entire state that can be called a gigabit city. Dayton is in the fast-lane for taking advantage of new economic opportunities to build and grow companies that are a part of a global economy.

OUR STORIES

The Innovate Dayton initiative brings our school, community and businesses together to learn the skills and mindsets of innovation that are needed to drive economic growth in our region.  Here are some things people are saying:

“OnlineNW is thrilled to be building our first gigabit fiber network right here in Dayton. I see all sorts of possibilities to use our services to benefit the community and to help kids learn. We want to help spur innovative ideas and work with local students!”

Kathy Tate

Chief Executive Officer, OnlineNW

“The potential of our kids here in Dayton is astonishing. We want to inspire a community of learning that empowers all students to be the makers, creators and problem solvers of our future.”

Jami Fluke

Principal, Dayton Junior High & High School

“As a civic minded parent with a career in Information Technology, I love the idea of our kids working on projects with community members and other students. This gives them hands-on learning opportunities while working to make Dayton a better place for all of us to grow, learn and live.”

Carrie Ray

Mother of two

“Seeing the Innovation program develop over my four years in high school has been incredible. Not only has the program introduced me to new skills, people, and hobbies, but I have seen my student peers — who were once uninterested in school — make the i3 Center their home.”

Cate-Lynn Jacks

2019 Graduate, Dayton High School

JOURNAL

Genius Hour 2.0: Exploring Agile Education

This semester, Genius Hour was re-launched. After redesigning its original structure that incorporated insights from the first semester, the class is now exploring agile learning at Dayton in new ways: by challenging students to research unfamiliar...

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Dayton’s AD Champ Program

It all started with the idea of empowering students to be educators and peer-mentors. And a question: “what would happen if we gave students the opportunity to explore education through a different lens?” Back in the ’80s, Dayton School District began...

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Inner Explorer at Dayton

Good academic performance is one quality that determines a student’s educational success. But in order to achieve true greatness in school -- beyond grades and attendance rates -- a student must also have the tools necessary to help center their mind in...

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Dayton’s Skysail Program

In every school, there is a need for a support system that students can fall back on. Dayton’s Skysail program not only provides that support, but it also helps students find the motivation to pursue their dreams well beyond school. The Skysail program was...

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The Making of Captain Jack’s Java Shack 2019

Dayton School District is focused on creating educational opportunities for their students that combine important industry skills with the creativity, passion, and grit of their students. These opportunities are giving students an outlet to work on...

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Dayton Leads in High School Graduation

Dayton High School's graduation rate was the highest in the Yamhill County at 96.8 percent — 18 points above the state average of 78.7 percent — and one of the best in the state. Dayton had the sixth-highest graduation rate among Oregon schools with 100 more students,...

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PARTNERS

GIG CITY

Innovate Dayton is partnered with OnlineNW to offer incredible opportunities to learn and solve problems! After OnlineNW installed a high-bandwidth fiber optic cable throughout Dayton, we became only the third gigabit city in the entire state. Since then, we’ve completely re-imagined Innovation at the school district. A percentage from each subscriber’s bill for this service will be sent back to our school to support our Summer Innovations Academy and i3 Center.

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Learn more about OnlineNW's fiber Internet packages

OnlineNW’s per month pricing is all inclusive. This service has no term contract requirements, data caps, or termination fees. Additionally, there are no additional charges for equipment rental, fees, taxes or other ancillary charges.

Get Involved

To learn more about how you can get involved with creating Dayton's future, please provide us with your contact information below.