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Social Media Rumor

This morning we learned of a rumor circulating on social media suggesting that a gun had been brought to Montgomery County High School.  This is completely untrue and has been investigated fully.  Again, the rumor is false. 

We encourage anyone with concerns to speak to an adult instead of sharing untrue rumors over social media which does nothing but make things worse.  Please discuss this with your children as well as model appropriate use of social media for them. 

Again, concerns should be shared with an adult at school or by reporting to our Montgomery County Schools talk and text tip line at 859-279-4300.  Thank you for helping to be part of the solution in stopping untrue rumors from being shared on social media.

Email Unavailable Thursday Afternoon through Friday

District email will not be available while accounts are being moved by the state.Staff will be unable to read or respond to email during this time.

Montgomery County's move is scheduled to begin at 4:30 PM on Thursday and will continue through Friday. The move is slated to be complete during the weekend and email will be back up as soon as the content has been transfered.

All email addresses will remain the same.

This move will also affect students and their email accounts.Student email messages are not being moved by the state. Their email accounts will be available once the move is complete.

ACT Prep

Do you need additional support preparing for the ACT?

ACT Prep sessions will be offered at MCHS for our students and will begin on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The sessions will meet in the MCHS cafeteria for three hours beginning at 9:00 a.m. The ACT Prep sessions cover test content and strategies.  The cost is free. 

Register Now!

Mock Trial Teams Advance to State

The MCHS Mock Trial program continued their successful season this past weekend by qualifying both of their teams for the state tournament.  The two teams will travel to Covington the first weekend of March and will compete against schools from all across the state.  Congratulations!

MCHS Mock Trial Teams ​​​​​​​

Safety is Always Our Top Priority

Student and staff safety is always our top priority at Montgomery County Schools.  Recently a situation occurred that we felt we needed to let everyone know about in order to address misinformation being shared.

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, one round of small caliber ammunition in very beat up condition was found on the floor of a classroom at the high school.  Law enforcement and school officials investigated the situation and could not find any connection to any potential threat.  This appears to be an isolated situation and at no time were students or staff in any danger. 

Please take this opportunity to talk with your children about safety and the importance of reporting dangerous situations to adults.  Please remember that anyone can report unsafe or dangerous situations to the talk and text tip line at 859-279-4300.

 

Super Saturday College & Career Fair

The 2018 MCHS Super Saturday Career & College Fair is right around the corner! This is a district-wide fair that is free and open to all interested students and families in Montgomery County.  Find out which college and career representatives will be available in our brochure.

      When:  Saturday, February 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

      Where: Montgomery County High School, 724 Woodford Drive

MCHS Super Saturday

 

FRYSCKy Public Policy Survey

The Public Policy Committee is seeking your input on the importance of the Family Resource Youth Service Centers in our schools. Community partners, advisory council members, school staff members, superintendents and board members, along with parents, guardians and grandparents are encouraged to take the survey.

The committee is looking for firsthand accounts of the importance of FRYSC. The survey will be available for one week only, and will end at 10:00 am (ET) on Friday, February 16, 2018

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KKBJ9T7

McCune Signs with Lindsey Wilson

Congratulations to MCHS senior and football player, Luke McCune, who signed with Lindsey Wilson College today. Luke has been a two-year starter, two-time All-District team, Courier Journal Second Team All-State, Associated Press Honorable Mention All-State, the 2017 MVP, and has a 3.7+ GPA. Congratulations to Luke and his family!

Luke McCune Signs with Lindsey Wilson

MoCo Special Olympics Parent Meeting

There will be a parent meeting for the MoCo Special Olympics team on Monday, February 19th in the MCIS cafeteria at 6:00 p.m.  To learn more about an athlete being eligible to participate, read more about MoCo Heroes.

Public Forum to Discuss Elementary School Attendance Boundary Revision Proposal

A forum to discuss the elementary school attendance boundary revision proposal is scheduled for Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Montgomery County Intermediate School cafeteria.  For more information, please visit the following link.  http://www.montgomery.kyschools.us/Content2/attendance-boundary-revisions

No School Monday, February 5, 2018

There will be no school in Montgomery County Monday, February 5, 2018. This is a normal snow day and WILL NOT be a TRIBE Day. Child care will be available at the Early Learning Center and Mt. Sterling Elementary from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your child.

No School February 2, 2018

There will be no school in Montgomery County Friday, February 2, 2018. This is a normal snow day and WILL NOT be a TRIBE Day. Child care will be available at the Early Learning Center and Mt. Sterling Elementary from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your child.

MCHS Academic Team Finished 3rd in District Tournament

The MCHS academic team placed third in the district tournament held this past weekend.  Rebecca Swartz placed second in written composition and fifth in language arts.  Kenley Grimes placed second in written composition. In science Alex Tufono placed second and Riker Lansdale placed fourth.  Nick Pidgorodetskiy placed fifth in math and Nate Brother placed fifth in social studies. The team will advance to regional competition on February 17th.

MCHS Acacdemic Team finished 3rd in the district tournament.

Varsity Track Parent Meeting

There will be a Varsity Track meeting for all students and their parents/guardians next Thursday, January 25th in the MCHS cafeteria from 5:30-6:00 p.m. All students interested in competing this spring at the varsity level will need to attend. 

No School Thursday, January 18, 2018. This is a TRIBE Day.

There will be no school in Montgomery County Thursday, January 18, 2018. This will be a Non-Traditional Instruction TRIBE Day. Child care will be available at the Early Learning Center and Mt. Sterling Elementary from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

SBDM Meeting Rescheduled

The SBDM Meeting scheduled for January 18, 2018, has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2018.

Black Achievers Saturday Session Canceled

Due to expected inclement weather conditions the Black Achievers Saturday Session for January 13, 2018, has been canceled.

No School on Friday, January 12. This is a TRIBE Day.

There will be no school in Montgomery County Friday, January 12. This will be a Non-Traditional Instruction TRIBE Day. Child care will be available at the Early Learning Center and Mt. Sterling Elementary from 5:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All after-school activities are canceled, including athletic games and practices.

Students Help with Angel Tree

Several MCHS students, including JROTC cadets, took time last month to help wrap and prepare gifts for the Angel Tree Program here in Montgomery County. Of course, all of this was anonymous; they didn’t know the identity of the student they were helping with. After being sorted, the gifts were picked up by students’ families.

MCHS Students Help with Angel Tree

JROTC Cadets with Dr. Richards

Keeton to Compete at DYW State Program

Karisma Keeton left for the Distinguished Young Woman State Program this past Sunday (1/7/18). The state program will be held Saturday and Sunday January 13-14 at the Singletary Center in Lexington. Karisma will be joined during the state scholarship program by her DYW little sister, Elizabeth Jarman, a second grader at MSE. Karisma will be rehearsing this week in addition to completing many rewarding community service projects. She is 1 of 31 high school girls in Kentucky who have the privilege to be a member of this incredible program.

Karisma Keeton and Elizabeth Jarman - Photo Courtesy of DYW State Progra

Chess Tournament Rescheduled

The MCHS Chess Tournament at Owsley County scheduled for January 6th has been postponed until Saturday, January 13th.

School Closed Friday, January 5. This will be a TRIBE Day.

There will be no school in Montgomery County Friday, January 5. This will be a Non-Traditional Instruction TRIBE Day. Child care will be available at the Early Learning Center and Mt. Sterling Elementary from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your student.

FBLA Visits McNabb Students

On November 28, the FBLA chapter 5341 American Enterprise Team visited McNabb Middle School to educate and inform seventh and eighth grade students on financial literacy and fiscal responsibility. Students also learned what it means to have access to a free enterprise marketplace in America. Team members compiled a list of financial related questions and administered a pre-test to see where the students understanding was before the lesson was taught. Students then played the Game of Life and had to make month to month decisions based on their individual budget, including car payments, utilities bills, mortgages, and entertainment expenses. After the game was complete, students were administered the same test and asked to complete it with their newfound financial knowledge. The results of the pre and post-test showed great improvement. The FBLA chapter ensures each year they observe and teach the importance of the American Enterprise system. 

FBLA members Danielle Waters and Jenna Bartley

 

SBDM Parent Election

MCHS will hold an election for SBDM council from Monday, December 11 through Friday, December 15.  Voting will take place each day in main office at MCHS from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the high school at (859) 497-8765.

Vote for SBDM Council

Student's Artwork to be Showcased

Congratulations to senior Kathryn Adkins for being chosen to participate in the Student Traveling Art Exhibit “A Matter of Perspective.”  Kathryn’s artwork will be showcased in numerous schools, museums, businesses, libraries, and hospitals across the Commonwealth beginning January 2018. 

Mr. Thomas Hall, Kathryn Adkins and Principal Rocky Franz

 

November Board Recognition

At Tuesday night's (11/21/17) board meeting the MCHS Girls' Varsity Cross Country Team and two eighth grade boys were recognized for recently competeing in the state meet.  Logan Stafford and Logan Stigall have been ranked as high as 2nd and 4th in the state among eighth grade AAA runners. Stafford ran a personal best time of 17:44, earning a spot among the top 100 elite runners in the KHSAA State Cross Country Meet. He placed 83rd in a field of 278 runners. Teammate Logan Stigall placed 198th in an impressive time of 18:47. The girls’ varsity team competed in their third consecutive state championship and were led by junior, Jewelee Holbrook. Jewelee placed 126th, covering the 5K course in 22:17.  Hopey Newkirk is the Head Coach for the team.  Assistant coaches are Jo Botts, Ginny Feltner, and Tommy Newkirk.

MCHS Cross Country Team

 

Blue/White Scrimmage November 16th 6-8 Indians

A night to meet your men and women's basketball teams.  Teams are asking for donations of either a non-perishable food item or items to be used by the teams such as towels, laundry detergent, and dry erase markers.  Anyone who brings a donated item will be entered into a drawing for an autographed Coal Cal basketball.  Also, we will be doing an award for the most spirited fan (a season pass), and we will have a 3 point shootout for two lucky fans who enter their name in for the contest.  The winner of the 3 point fan shootout will receive two tickets to the UK basketball game on November 20th.  

Safety is Our Number One Priority

The safety of our students and staff is always our number one priority. Earlier today, we were made aware of a rumor being shared on social media talking about a student planning to do harm tomorrow at a school identified only as MCHS.

In working with local law-enforcement and other school districts, it was determined that the MCHS in the post actually belongs to another school district in another region in Kentucky. Please know the other school district confirmed the situation had been taken care of last night.

We appreciate those who brought the rumor to our attention. We will, as always after a school break, be very diligent in our work with students tomorrow. Thank you.

 

Wendy's High School Heisman

Congratulations to Brogan Dice for being named the School Winner from Montgomery County High School in the Wendy's High School Heisman.  Wendy's recognizes Brogan as a high character student-athlete who sets the bar.  He works hard, shows more compassion and leads by example--in the classroom, on the field and within the community.  For Brogan, taking the easy way out or cutting corners is not an option and Wendy's is proud to honor his dedication.

Brogan Dice - Wendy's High School Heisman

 

Board Recognition for October

At Tuesday night's (10/24/17) board meeting the MCHS Boys' and Girls' Golf Teams were recognized for participating in the state tournament.

The boys' team won the 12th Region title for the third consecutive year.  Kevin Lawson is the Head Coach and Collin Jones is the assistant coach for the team.  Team members include: Kyle Amburgey, Luke Fuller, Evan King, Jon Kosier, and Logan McCormick.

MCHS Boys' Golf Team

 

The girls' team were region runner-up.  Chris Spoonamore is the Head Coach for the team.  Team members include: Emilie Carter, Anna Clay Clark, Laura Ragan Gay, Lyndsey Hartgrove, and Matalyn Webb.

MCHS Girls' Golf Team

 

State Education Commissioner Appoints New School Board Member

The Kentucky Education Commissioner, Dr. Stephen L. Pruitt has appointed a new school board member in Montgomery County.  Montgomery County Schools received notification this morning from the Department of Education regarding the decision to appoint Ms. Carmela Fletcher-Green to the vacant position in Division #1 on the Board of Education.

 

The full press release is available in PDF.

Picture Day October 10th

Picture day for students in grades 9 – 11 will be tomorrow, Tuesday, October 10th. Order forms were sent home with your student last week. If you wish to purchase pictures, please have your student return the order form with your money to the photographer tomorrow. You may also order pictures on line at Lifetouch.com. If ordering on line, please use the ID #JC317146Q0. You can review this message on line on the Montgomery County Schools/ Montgomery County High School website. Please encourage your student to put on their best smile and get their picture taken tomorrow regardless of whether or not you choose to purchase them. This picture will appear in the 2017-18 MCHS yearbook. Seniors will take cap and gown pictures for the yearbook in April 2018.

MCHS Open House October 19th

There will be an Open House on Thursday, October 19th, from 5:30-7:30 PM for parents and guardians of students in grades 9-12 in the MCHS Arena.  Teachers, counselors, and administrators will be on hand to answer any questions regarding student progress and 1st  9 Weeks Report Cards will be available for pick up as well. 

Parent University "Bullying"

The Montgomery County Intermediate School YSC presents Parent University "Bullying" on Thursday, October 12.  

Read more.

 

State Assessment Scores Released

Results of the state assessment, administered at each school in Kentucky in the spring of 2017, continue to provide evidence that students in Montgomery County are learning at high levels.

Read more.

 

Golf Teams Advancing to State

Congratulations to our boys’ and girls’ golf teams!  The Indians won their third straight Region 12 Championship on Monday.  Yesterday, the Lady Indians hosted the regional tournament at Indian Creek.  They were runners up in the tournament.  Both teams will participate in the KHSAA State Golf Tournament next week.

 

MCHS Boys' Golf Team Region 12 Champs

MCHS Girls' Golf Team Region Runners Up

 

MCHS Student Completes Congress of Future Leaders

In June, Cotton Seth Thorpe represented Montgomery County High School and the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts.  Principal Rocky Franz presented Seth with his Award of Excellence, certifying his successful completion of the Congress.  Seth was personally taught by some of the greatest living minds in science and technology, who are winners of the world’s most prestigious international prizes.  Congratulations Seth!

Principal Rocky Franz and Cotton Seth Thorpe

 

Homecoming

MCHS Homecoming week will be October 2-6.  The Indians will face the Eagles of Madison Southern on Friday, October 6th.  The Homecoming Dance will begin that evening at 9 p.m. and end at 12 (midnight).  Tickets will be available for purchase the week of homecoming in  the cafeteria for $6 per student or $10 a couple.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7 per student.

 

Thinking of Others

Students and staff were at it again helping where it’s needed, as they collected donations to send to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Mapleton students in Mrs. Adams’ class gathered items that were sent to Texas by the semi-truck and trailer, which the community graciously filled last week.  MSE also collected several cases of water and supplies that were sent.  The high school collected baby items, toiletries, pet food, canned food, water, shovels, school supplies, work gloves, and monetary donations.

Mrs. Adams' Class

MCHS packing donations for Hurricane Harvey victims.

 

Football Game Rescheduled

Due to the forecast of the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, the MCHS football game for Friday night (9/1/17) at Harrison County has been rescheduled.  The game will now be played on Saturday (9/2/17) at 6:00 p.m. at MCHS.  This was a mutual agreement between both schools, as Harrison County has a natural grass field and we are virtually certain their field will be unplayable. 

 

Notice of Vacant Montgomery County Board of Education Seat

The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Montgomery County Board of Education.  You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Montgomery County Board of Education representing the Mt. Sterling 1A, Mt. Sterling 1B, Beans 1 and Beans 2 precincts.  Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  

Read more.

 

Black Achievers

All 6th through 12th grade African American and Hispanic students in the district should have received a Black Achievers packet with information and an application. Montgomery County Schools provides registration fees and transportation for the sessions. There will be a Student/Parent meeting Monday, August 28th at 6:00 pm at Mt. Sterling Elementary.

YMCA Black Achievers Mission Statement:

Black Achievers is the catalyst that provides exposure to present and future educational/career opportunities, instills positive social values, ignites students' thirst for knowledge, enables students to reach their full potential by creating opportunities for adults and the community to participate in their lives, and empowers families to assist students in reaching higher goals.

The Black Achievers not only want you to go to college but we want you to go for free! Come and learn how you can take advantage of this wonderful program. The program will also discuss our planned educational trip and fundraising.

 

MCHS and McNabb Drop Off/Pick Up

The areas located behind MCHS and McNabb Middle School are not designated drop off or pick up areas. Those areas are allocated for buses and children with accessibility accommodations. Failing to comply with this may result in student disciplinary action for your student. At no point should a student exit the vehicle in the middle of the street (Woodford Drive).  McNabb and the high school have lines designated to drop off and pick up students. Please take time and exercise patience when following pick up and drop off protocols, which are designed with safety in mind for all involved. If you have questions, please contact Chris Barrier at 859-497-8760.

 

Board Recognition for August

At Tuesday night's (9/22/17) board meeting Bryce Patrick and Will Patrick were recognized for recently attending the 2017 Kentucky Boys State.  Boys State is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students, and is considered a highly regarded leadership training program.  Each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.  Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935, and was established in Kentucky in 1940.  Congratluations to Bryce and Will for their commendable achievement!

Will Patrick, Lt. Colonel Edward Stepanchuk and Bryce Patrick

(L-R) Will Patrick, Lt. Colonel Edward Stepanchuk and Bryce Patrick

 

Safety 101 | Solar Eclipse

 

Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

Watch: How to prepare for the eclipse.

 

One of the most exciting celestial events is coming up on Monday, August 21st and Montgomery County Schools wants our students to be prepared and experience the Great American Solar Eclipse.  We encourage our students and families to experience this wonderful event, but to do so safely! 

 

<<Be solar eclipse ready>>

Protect your eyes | Eye safety precautions

 

Learn more.

 

TRIBE Day on 8/21/17

Montgomery County Schools will be closed for students on Monday, August 21st, 2017, and this day will be a non-traditional instruction day (TRIBE Day).  This decision was made with a focus on student safety after reviewing our transportation routes and times during the eclipse, discussing possible scenarios with our insurance agents, and monitoring decisions made by other school districts across the state.  The use of a Non-Traditional Instruction day provides a way for our families to best determine how they, as a family, want to experience the eclipse. 

Through generous donations by the Montgomery County Education Foundation and Dr. Richard Henry at Henry Dental, all of our students will receive solar viewing glasses.  These will be sent home on Friday with our students along with eclipse-themed TRIBE Day materials and safety information about the eclipse for our families.  Even though schools are closed on this day, students will need to work on the eclipse-themed TRIBE Day lessons at home.  No assignments will require students to view the eclipse as that is up to you as families to discuss and determine if and how that would take place. 

Daycare will be available on Monday, August 21st from 5:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Early Learning Center and MSE.   If possible, we encourage our families to try to avoid picking up their children during the eclipse times (between 1:03 p.m. and 3:54 p.m.) as we are unsure how traffic in the community may be affected.  

Download TRIBE Day Assignments Now!

 

Athletic Passes

Athletic passes for the 2017-18 school year are available for purchase at Central Office. The passes will get you into any regular season sporting event at Montgomery County High School or McNabb Middle School.

The cost for the pass is $80 for Adults and $50 for Students. 
The pass will be good for the card holder only and you must present it at each event you attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Letcher at: Kevin.Letcher@montgomery.kyschools.us

 

Open House Dates

Open House dates and times are as follows:

Early Learning Center
August 10th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. – Preschool

Camargo Elementary School
August 7th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. – Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades

Mapleton Elementary School
August 3rd, 5:00-6:30 p.m. – Kindergarten
August 7th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. – 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades

Mt. Sterling Elementary School
August 3rd, 5:00-6:30 p.m. – Kindergarten
August 7th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. – 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades

Montgomery County Intermediate School
August 8th, 4:30-6:30 p.m. – 5th and 6th grades

McNabb Middle School
August 8th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – 7th and 8th grades

MC2
August 8th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – 7th grade only

Montgomery County High School
August 7th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Freshman Orientation (9th grade students only)

 

Chromebooks

Learn more about Chromebooks for the 2017-18 school year.

 

Infinite Campus Moved to the Cloud

The move of Infinite Campus to the cloud is complete. All links have been updated. Old bookmarks will redirect you to the new location. You will want to delete your old bookmark and create a new bookmark.

Parents and students you will no longer need a district code for the Campus Portal Mobile app. If you already have the app it will ask for the district and the state. Just type in Montgomery for the county and then pick the state.

You can download the Infinite Campus Mobile Portal app for an iOS or Android device. Just a reminder the app is only for parents and students to view student grades, schedules, etc. Schedules will be available later this summer.

Operation Registration

There will not be a centralized Operation Registration this year. In an effort to expedite the process of updating student information, students took home a census sheet at the end of the 2016-17 school year; and schools have already updated any information for those students. Registration for students new to Montgomery County Schools or returning students, if student information has changed, will be held at each individual school. 

Learn more.

 

MCHS Announces Head Girls' Basketball Coach

Montgomery County High School has announced the hiring of Beth Vice Barrier as the head girls' basketball coach. 

Read more.

 

Summer Feeding Program

The Montgomery County School Nutrition Department is excited to announce details for their 2017 Summer Feeding Program. Every summer, the school nutrition department provides meals to the children of Montgomery County at no charge. Summer feeding site information may change during the summer.

Learn more.

Food that's in when school is out.

 

School Start and End Times for 17-18

The board approved the following start and end times for the 2017-18 school year:

Camargo - 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mapleton - 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Mt. Sterling - 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
MCIS - 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
McNabb - 8:25 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
MCHS - 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sterling School - 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
ELC - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Camargo Preschool - 7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Live-Stream Video

 The district will be offering family and community members the opportunity to watch the McNabb 8th grade promotion and MCHS graduation live via the internet.  Watch live

 

Kentucky Boys State

Two MCHS juniors were recently selected to for the Kentucky Boys State.  Boys State is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students, and is considered a highly regarded leadership training program. Each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935, and was established in Kentucky in 1940.

At Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen for an entire week. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, training in various topics, assemblies, journalism and recreational programs.

High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. Selection can be made as well by the Executive Director, especially for students in areas under represented by American Legion Posts. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.

We would like to congratulate Bryce Patrick and Will Patrick for this commendable achievement! 

Bryce Patrick and Will Patrick were selected for Kentucky Boys State.

 

FBLA Competes at State

The Montgomery County ATC FBLA chapter traveled to Louisville, Kentucky last month to compete in State Competition at the Galt House. Those individuals and teams from the chapter that placed and will be competing in National Competition this summer in Anaheim, California. Read more.

FBLA students competing at state.

 

Recognition at April Board Meeting

At Tuesday night's (4/25/17) board meeting the following students were recognized.

  1. Jack Rose
  2. MCHS Swim Team
  3. Chess Teams - McNabb & MCHS
  4. Academic Teams - McNabb & MCHS
  5. Mock Trial Team
  6. Craft Academy: Nathan Turner
  7. Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders: Seth Thorpe
  8. Duke Talent Identification Program

 

Read more.

 

Graduation 2017

Due to limited seating in the Arena, only guests with tickets will be admitted to attend the Montgomery County High School graduation ceremony.  Each graduating senior may request up to 10 tickets.  The doors will be opened at 5 PM, Friday,  May 19th,  to any guest with a ticket.  Doors will not be open to the general public without tickets.  However, the MCHS graduation ceremony will  be available for viewing in its entirety via live Internet streaming from a link that will posted on the MCHS and District Websites.  The MCHS auditorium will be open to the public who may not have Internet access to view the live streaming of the ceremony on a first come, first serve basis as up to 375 tickets will be available at the auditorium entrance starting at 6 PM, Friday, May 19th.

MCHS Youth ADAPT

The Montgomery County High School ADAPT (Alcohol, Drug Abuse Prevention Team) is a peer driven effort to educate and prevent alcohol and drug abuse amongst the students of MCHS. This group of students met for the first time on Friday with the Mt. Sterling Police Department. MCHS Youth ADAPT will collect information on current and future drug trends amongst students, once identified the group will develop an educational awareness program to help educate their fellow students.

MCHS Youth ADAPT group with Chief Charles and K9 Officer Jason Perry.

 

Board Approved Revisions to Calendar

Earlier this evening, the Montgomery County Board of Education approved revisions to the school calendar as follows:

The last day for students will be Thursday, May 18th.

MCHS graduation will be held on Friday, May 19th at 7 p.m.

The end of the school year is a busy time, including mandatory awards ceremonies, testing, completion and promotion programs** and other events. Please contact your school if you have any questions regarding dates of specific events.

**Please Note: McNabb’s 8th grade promotion will be held on Thursday, May 18th at 7 p.m.

 

Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Cotton Seth Thorpe, a 10th grader, has been selected as a Delegate to represent Montgomery County High School and the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders to be held June 29, 30 and July 1, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts.   The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, sponsored by the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, will honor Delegates and direct them to stay true to their dreams.  The Congress is an academic honors program open only to high-achieving high school students who have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (or equivalent) and committed to the field of science and technology.  During the three-day Congress, Delegates will be mentored by some of the greatest living minds in science – men and women who are literally leading humanity into the 21st century of innovation and discovery.   Speakers will include Nobel Prize Laureates, deans from the world’s top-10 universities, leaders in research and cutting-edge technology, and leaders from private industry.  Congratulations on this remarkable achievement!

Cotton Seth Thorpe Selected for the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

 

TorchPrep's Summer Intensive Program

Dear Parents and Students,

The process of applying to college can be intimidating, and many students and parents worry about one aspect in particular: the ACT® test. A great ACT® score can open doors to funding and admission. With colleges more selective and expensive than ever, an investment in your student’s ACT® score is an investment in their future.

We are offering our students the opportunity to partner with TorchPrep, an innovative test training program that cracks the code on improving ACT® scores. Make good use of the extra time this summer by enrolling in TorchPrep’s Summer Intensive program. Through strategy-driven training focused on repetition, customization, and student motivation, TorchPrep will help your student overcome the ACT®.

TorchPrep has continually yielded outstanding ACT® scores for our students. Whether you’re trying to get into the college of your choice or secure scholarship money, TorchPrep is worth it!

Early Registration Deadline: 5/30/2017

Learn More

TorchPrep Training Schedule

 

Parker Poulos Qualifies for State Arhcery Tournament

On Friday, March 10, the MCHS Archery Team competed in the KHSAA Region 7 Archery Tournament at Pendleton County High School. Senior, Parker Poulos shot a qualifying score and will advance to the KHSAA State Tournament. She will compete on April 20 at 9:30 a.m. at KBA in Lexington. Parker is the first Montgomery County Archer to qualify for the state tournament. Congratulations and best of luck, Parker!

Parker Poulos is the first MCHS Archer to qualify for state competition.

 

Nathan Turner to Attend Prestigious Craft Academy

Congratulations to MC2 sophomore, Nathan Turner! Nathan has been selected to attend the prestigious Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics on the campus of Morehead State University.

While finishing high school, Nathan will attend the Academy and can complete up to two years of university work at no cost.

Nathan Turner has been selected to attend the Craft Academy.

 

Microsoft Office Specialist Competition

Six students in Mrs. Angela Barker's  Advanced Computer Applications class received a perfect score of 1,000 in PowerPoint2013 in the Microsoft Office Specialist competition.  Congratulations to Bethany Booth, Briana Bryant, Myiah Clemons, Kelcie Cooper, Ben Rose, and Tiffani Tyra.

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Making Up Snow Day: May 16, 2017 (Election Day)

At last night’s board meeting (3/28/17), the Montgomery County Board of Education agreed to use May 16, 2017 as a make-up day for the snow day that we had on 1/30/17.
The last day for students on the school calendar (May 18) is correct, contingent upon no other days are missed.

May 16, 2017 (Election Day) will be a student instructional day.

 

Kim Barnes Recipient of Service & Advocacy Award

We would like to congratulate Ms. Kim Barnes for receiving the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE) Service and Advocacy Award.The purpose of this award is to provide recognition of exceptional service and/or advocacy in support of educating Kentucky’s gifted and talented children and youth.She accepted the award during the KAGE Annual Conference held last month.

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Kim Barnes received the KAGE Service & Advocacy Award. She is pictured with her MC2 students.

 

Proof Night for JROTC Photographs

Photographs recently taken of JROTC students will be available for purchase on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 3:00-8:00 p.m.  North American Photographers will show proofs in the JROTC Room.  Students may not view proofs unless a parent/guardian accompanies them.  This is the only chance to view the photographs.

 

Dalton Carter Appointed to the United States Military Academy

Dalton Carter, a MCHS senior this year, has had the desire to serve his country since he can remember.  He’s been appointed to the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point.  Recruiting the nation’s most promising students who have maintained academic excellence, along with excellent physicality, West Point has been educating, training, and inspiring leaders of character for the United States Army and for the nation for more than 200 years. A student attending West Point is provided a tuition-free education; in return, the student commits to five years of active duty as a commissioned second lieutenant in the Army and an additional three years as a reserve. Out of all of the applicants per year to West Point, approximately nine percent actually receive admission.  In addition to all of the strict criteria to be admitted, applicants must also have a congressional nomination. Dalton received a nomination for admission from Congressman Andy Barr.  “I want to thank everyone who has helped along the way: Mrs. Eads, Mrs. Manning, Ms. Gannon, Mr. Richards, Mrs. Manley, Mr. Sizemore, Mr. Mansfield, Ms. Botts and my family and friends,” Dalton shared.  Dalton is the son of Cherokee and Heather Carter.

Congratulations to Dalton and his family for this tremendous honor.

Chief Academic Officer, Renee Boots, Guidance Counselor Melissa Eads, Dalton Carter, and Principal Rocky Franz.

 

 

Dutch’s Ford - Drive 4 UR School Program

Attention Montgomery County High School Parents and Stakeholders,

Dutch’s Ford and the After-Prom sponsors at MCHS would like to invite you to an exciting fundraiser to support the After-Prom party for seniors on Wednesday, March 22nd from 9 AM-3 PM on the campus of Montgomery County High School.  Dutch Ishmael of Dutch’s Ford and Montgomery County High School are partnering up in an endeavor to help raise $6000 to ensure that our seniors have an enjoyable, memorable, and most importantly, a safe Prom experience as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program.  Members of the Mt. Sterling-area community will have the opportunity to raise money for our senior prom simply by test driving a new Ford vehicle. For every person who test-drives a new Ford at this one-day only event, Ford Motor Company and Dutch’s Ford will donate $20, up to $6000 to the MCHS After-Prom Party.  Please come out and support our seniors on March 22nd from 9 to 3!

National Anthem Quartet Performed at Girls' Sweet 16

One of MCHS’s National Anthem Quartets was chosen via an audition process (which included submitting a recording) to sing at the Girls’ Sweet 16 Tournament (Final Four) this past Friday, March 10th, at Northern Kentucky University. Mr. Ashley Tyree shared, “You may have heard them singing at one of several MCHS Athletic Events in the last two years and I know you will agree with me that the honor is well deserved.” The members are seniors, Roman Wood (Bass), Jesse Cole (Tenor), Emily Spradling (Alto), and Victoria Toy (Soprano).

Roman Wood, Jesse Cole, Emily Spradling, and Victoria Toy sang the National Anthem at the KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16.

 

Schools Closed Wednesday, March 15th - TRIBE Day

Last minute road condition changes have us changing to a TRIBE Day for safety of all. Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, March 15th. This will be a TRIBE Day. Full day child care will be available at MSE. Please send a sack lunch with your child. 

 

School Nutrition Meal Charge Procedure

A letter was sent home today (3/13/17) with all MCHS students providing more information regarding the School Nutrition Meal Charge Procedure. 

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Teen & Parent Safe Driving Forum

A Teen and Parent Safe Driving Forum will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21st in the MCHS Auditorium. 

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Skills USA Competition

Montgomery County ATC students recently competed in the Skills USA Region 12 Leadership and Skills Competition. Students attending the competition were Colby Banks, Tylar Boyd, Dalton Carter, Raiden Faulkner, Jonathan Havens, Brian Jones, and Dalton Rogers. Welding Fabrication students Colby Banks, Dalton Carter and Dalton Rogers placed 3rd in their event and Welding I student, Jonathan Havens placed 3rd in his event. Brian Jones placed 2nd in Welding Sculpture and will advance to the state competition which will be held in Louisville in April. 

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Montgomery County ATC students competed in the Skills USA Competition.

 

Schools Closed Friday, February 24th

There will be NO SCHOOL Friday, February 24th. This will be a TRIBE Day. 

 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

When returning to school we will start back on an A day.

SBDM Election

Congratulations to Diana Cline for being elected to the SBDM Council on Friday (12/15/17). 

Student and Family Shows Kindness during Christmas

Freshman Caleb Haynes and his family make handmade Christmas gifts each week for random students at the MCHS.  Dustin Denniston, an eleventh-grader, was this week's recipient of Caleb’s act of kindness.  Caleb made a Christmas gift/card for Dustin.

Dustin Denniston and Caleb Haynes

 

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