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. We are working in partnership with Online NW, a local internet provider, to bring a world-class gigabit fiber network to Dayton.

This network will provide Dayton homes and businesses 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. This puts Dayton 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:

Kathy Tate

Kathy Tate

Chief Executive Officer

“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!”

Jami Fluke

Jami Fluke

Principal

“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.””

CARRIE RAY

CARRIE RAY

Mother of two

“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.”

CATE-LYNN JACKS

CATE-LYNN JACKS

Dayton High School student

“I love the opportunities that I am getting through the work of Innovate Dayton. I am gaining 21st Century skills that will serve me now and in the future. It is so exciting to know that, as our legacy, we are creating Dayton’s future.”

JOURNAL

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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Mr. Reeves’ Radical Spanish Class

Educators at Dayton School District believe that it is crucial to re-imagine education for their students in order to better prepare them for the new creative economy. This year’s Spanish class is a part of that story.Ian Reeves is the new Spanish teacher...

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Dayton School District Partners With Old Souls Lacrosse

Dayton High School and Junior High is bringing art to new levels in the i3 Center. With new opportunities arising in the metal and woodworking departments, students are creating more projects with a wider variety of available mediums. They are crafting...

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Mechanics at Dayton

Dayton School District is constantly finding new ways to take education to the next level for its students. Through the i3 Center and Innovate initiative, they have found that there is one universal value to create impactful learning: purpose. But what...

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The Elephant Saviors Team: Design Challenge

Design Challenge is a class that was introduced to Dayton Jr. High and High School last year. Since it started, it has combined the Innovate culture with the power of student initiative. These two elements are important at Dayton School District, both...

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Emma Monteith’s Community Garden

For every type of person, there is an area of study that makes them feel the most authentic and inspired. At Dayton, there is no shortage of courses and independent learning opportunities for students with vastly different interests. But the question is:...

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The Water1st Projects: Design Challenge

Young students possess capabilities that far surpass the standard expectation. Not only do they have brilliant minds with diverse interests, but they have a developed capacity for compassion. Design Challenge class sees this every day. At the beginning of...

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Independent Marine Biology: The Student’s Perspective

As the Marine Biology class kicks off its second year at Dayton High School, students are finding innovative ways to take their interest in marine science to new levels. With the independence that they have in the class, they are able to create projects...

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Partners

GIG CITY

Innovate Dayton is partnering with OnlineNW to offer incredible opportunities to learn and solve problems! OnlineNW is in the process of installing high-bandwidth fiber optic cable throughout Dayton, making Dayton only the third gigabit city in the entire state. A percentage from each subscriber’s bill for this service will be sent back to our school to support our after-school Innovation 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.