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STLP Competition

The school system was well represented in regional STLP competition as students/groups from Camargo, Mapleton, Northview, McNabb, and MCHS advanced to state competition. Kudos to the judges for their hard work. Schools have to supply a judge or their projects will not be judged. (Judges don’t evaluate their own school.) Many thanks to the Tech Team for being there to help with any technical issues. (They reported there were very few this year.) 

Moving to state competition in April:

Camargo Project Title: Lost and Found
Camargo Project Title: Smile Train
Mapleton Project Title: Mapleton School News Crew
Northview Project Title: Northview Paparazzi
Northview Project Title: Knightly News
McNabb Project Title: Change the World Project
MCHS Project Title: Coding Club

 

No School Friday, November 16, 2018

There will be no school in Montgomery County Friday, November 16, 2018 due to road conditions. This will NOT be a TRIBE Day. Child care will be available at Northview Elementary from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your child.

Coffee with the Counselor

On Tuesday, November 20, Mapleton Elementary will be hosting Coffee with the Counselor with a presentation by KY State Trooper James Ferrell titled Hiding in Plain Sight for parents.  This parent academy educates parents on the latest drug trends.  Coffee with the Counselor will be in the Mapleton Library on the 20th from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

No School Monday, September 10, 2018

There will be no school in Montgomery County Monday, September 10, 2018. Child care will be available at Northview Elementary from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your child.

Safe School Helpline

Montgomery County Schools is introducing the Safe School Helpline this school year as the newest addition to the district’s overall safety plan. The Helpline is available to report threats of violence, suicide, bullying and illegal activity that could harm students and staff in our schools. Your call is private, confidential, and anonymous.

The Safe School Helpline can be accessed via several methods: (1) Call 1-800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359 (1-800-418-6423 ext. 359); (2) Visit www.safeschoolhelpline.com; (3) Text TIPS to 66746; (4) Download the “Safe School Helpline” app in the App Store or GooglePlay.

Brochures that share information about the Safe School Helpline were sent home with each student, as well as magnets for you to place on your refrigerators at home. Posters will also be placed in school hallways and classrooms.

Read more.

2018-2019 Back-to-School Information

 It is time to start planning for the beginning of the school year!

Visit our Back-to-School page

Back to School

New Student Registration

If you and your family are new to our community, we welcome you to the district and look forward to enrolling your child or children in our schools! 

View dates for New Student Registration

Please note: If you already have a child who is currently enrolled in Montgomery County Schools, you do not need to attend New Student Registration. Returning student enrollment forms can be turned in at Open House.

New Student Registration

 

Summer Feeding Program

The School Nutrition Services has shared the summer feeding sites for students across Montgomery County.  Updates to the list will be made as needed, so please check before going.  

View locations.

 

Summer Meals  - Food that's in, when school is out.

Information Letter Sent Home

A letter was sent home with students today (5/8/18) from the Montgomery County Health Department in regards to the recent outbreak of Hepatitis A across the state.  We thank the health department for their partnership with the district in efforts to bring awareness to our students and families.  If you have questions or concerns, you may contact the Montgomery County Health Department at 859-498-3808. 

Read letter.

MCXC Parent Meeting

All parents of students in grades kindergarten-12th wishing to participate in cross country this year should attend the parent meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 15th in the MCHS health room from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Please feel free to contact Coach Hopey Newkirk with any questions.

National School Breakfast Week

School Nutrition staff joined Mayor Williamson to sign the National School Breakfast Week Proclamation. All Montgomery County students can receive breakfast meals at no cost.

School Nutrition Staff and Mayor Gary Williamson

(L-R April Johnson, Sharon Tackett, Kelly Gray, Rachel Haney, Sandy Jones, Mayor Williamson, Stephanie Hammonds, Rhesa Barber, Shelly Terry, and Julie Metcalf.)

 

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding School Safety

Please watch the video below to hear Superintendent Matt Thompson's message regarding school safety and how you can help.

 

 

Social Media Rumor 2/22/18

This morning, Thursday, February 22, 2018, 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 Now Available

Outlook Client Users - directions here

Mobile Devices - Be sure to remove your email from your device first then add it back - directions here

Web Mail - directions here

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

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Vote for the Banner of Your Choice

Each school district has been invited to design a banner for display at the 82nd Annual Kentucky School Boards Association Conference scheduled for March 2018 at the Galt House in Louisville. The banners are a very important contribution to the conference, reminding attendees of schools' primary focus -- learning and learners. In order to be displayed at the conference, the banner must identify the school district and depict the conference theme:

"Kentucky School Boards: Adapting and Achieving”

Only one banner from each school district is allowed. We are asking our students, staff, and community to vote for the one that will represent Montgomery County at the KSBA annual conference. Voting will end Wednesday, December 20th at 4:30 p.m.

Vote for your favorite choice.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

Read more.

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

 

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. 

 

Schools Closed Friday, February 24th

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

 

United States Presidential Scholars Program

MCHS senior, Greyson Cox was selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. Students for this program are chosen based on their accomplishment in several areas including academic, artistic success, leadership, and involvement in their school and community. Approximately 500 candidates are named semifinalists and their names and supporting materials are sent to the Commission for review. 

Read more.

Greyson Cox was selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.

 

No School tomorrow, January 30th

There will be NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County on Monday, January 30th. Full-day child care will be available at Mt. Sterling Elementary and the Early Learning Center beginning at 7:30 a.m.

 

Making Up Snow Day: February 20, 2017 (President's Day)

At Tuesday night’s (1/24/17) board meeting, the board agreed to use February 20, 2017 as a make-up day for the snow day that we had on 1/6/17.

February 20, 2017 (President’s Day) will be a student instructional day.

Monday, February 20, 2017 (President's Day) will be a student instructional day.

 

January is Board Recognition Month

January is Board Recognition Month in Kentucky.  Please join Montgomery County Schools in expressing appreciation to the members of the Montgomery County Board of Education for their service.  Thank you Mrs. Alice Anderson, Dr. Dan Freeman, Dr. Jon Kelly Johnson, Mr. Bill R. Morgan, and Mrs. Sharon Smith-Breiner.

Read more.

 

Grandparents As Parents (GAP) Annual Conference

The 15th annual Grandparents As Parents (GAP) conference is Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington, KY. Grandparents, caregivers and relatives are invited to attend.

There are two presentations from the featured speaker, Joan Callander Dingle—a grandmother who raised her grandson and has written two books, Raising Children of Alcoholics and Drug Users and Second Time Around.

The conference also includes:

  • 8 Breakout Workshops
  • Free Legal Consultations
  • Benefits Consultations (social security/disability, DCBS family support, adoption, kinship, Medicaid & SHIP)
  • Exhibits/Resource Fair
  • Lunch

The conference is $5.00 for grandparents/relatives.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your grandchild(ren)'s school FRC.

Grandparents As Parents

 

Schools will be closed Thursday, January 5th

There will be no school in Montgomery County Thursday, January 5th. This will be a Non-Traditional Instruction TRIBE Day.  Full day child care will be available at Mt. Sterling Elementary beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Vote for the Banner of Your Choice

Each school district has been invited to design a banner for display at the 81st Annual Kentucky School Boards Association Conference scheduled for February 2017 at the Galt House in Louisville. The banners are a very important contribution to the conference, reminding attendees of schools' primary focus -- learning and learners. In order to be displayed at the conference, the banner must identify the school district and depict the conference theme:

"Be a Superhero for Public Education!"

Only one banner from each school district is allowed. Each school has created a banner and we are asking our students, staff, and community to vote for the one that will represent Montgomery County at the KSBA annual conference. Voting will end Wednesday, December 21st at 4 p.m.

Vote here.

 

Local Planning Committee Meeting

The Montgomery County Schools’ Local Planning Committee will conduct a meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at the Clay Community Center.  The public is invited.  

Read more.

 

Local Planning Committee Meeting

The Montgomery County Schools’ Local Planning Committee will conduct a meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at the Clay Community Center.

This meeting is an orientation meeting for the committee and is one of a series of meetings to develop a District Facilities Plan for the Montgomery County Schools. The public is invited.

Immediately following the orientation meeting, a public forum will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Clay Community Center.

The forum is an informal gathering to encourage local participation through community suggestions relative to future utilization of existing school facilities and construction of new school facilities. These community suggestions or recommendations will be closely monitored by the Local Planning Committee.

 

District Received Steele-Reese Foundation Grant

The District was recently awarded a $20,000 grant by the Steele-Reese Foundation to purchase traditional musical instruments for students at MCIS. For more information, visit the District's full press release.

 

School Flu Vaccinations Schedule

 

Nominations for Two Community/Business Leaders

Every four years the district must update its Facilities and Construction Plan, which prioritizes building, construction, and renovation projects for the next four years.  The facilities plan is revised by the Local Facilities Planning Committee (LPC).  The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations for two Community/Business Leaders to serve as members of the Local Facilities Planning Committee.  Nominations should be submitted to, and additional information is available from, the Superintendent’s Office, 640 Woodford Drive, 497-8760, by Monday, September 26, 2016.

 

Volunteer Training Sessions

When it comes to public education the vast majority of research concludes:  "One of the most important components for successful schools is the engagement of parents and volunteers in the support of students and teachers."  At Montgomery County Schools we welcome and encourage support from our volunteers.  To begin the process a volunteer needs to complete a background check and attend a volunteer orientation.  The remaining orientation schedule for the 2016-17 school year is as follows:  McNabb, Thursday, September 8th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Mt. Sterling Elementary, Tuesday, September 13th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; and MCHS, Saturday, October 1st from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  A background check may be picked up at any of our schools, our Central Office, or at the orientations.  For further information contact Jeff Perkins at (859) 497-8724 ext. 229.

Please note that the date of the volunteer orientation at MCHS has been changed from Saturday, Sept. 24, to Saturday, Oct. 1.  The time, 9:00 – 10:00, is the same.

Operation Registration - Every student MUST be registered!

Operation Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 27th. Click here for more details.

 

State Network Maintenance May Affect Access to District Web Site

Network maintenance preformed by the state beginning Friday, July 15th at 6PM through Monday, July 18th at 7AM, may cause the district and school web sites to be unavailable during this time. The outage will be intermittent. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Free Physicals for Montgomery County Athletes

Free physicals for Montgomery County athletes will be given on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Integrity Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Physicals will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. Please fill out the physical forms before you arrive to save time. Physical forms are available by clicking the links below.  Forms are specific to age (either middle or high school).  If your child plays for both middle and high school teams, you must complete both forms.

 

Summer Feeding Sites Announced

The Montgomery County School Nutrition Department is excited to announce details for their 2016 Summer Feeding Program.  Every summer, the school nutrition department provides meals to the children of Montgomery County at no charge.  Click here to see a list of available sites.

 

Recognition at May Board Meeting

At Tuesday night's (5/25/16) board meeting several students and teachers were recognized.  Click here to read more.

 

Director of Secondary Schools Announced

Mrs. Rhonda Schornick has been named Director of Secondary Schools for the Montgomery County School District. Click here to read the news release.

 

Schools will be IN SESSION on Tuesday, May 17

REMINDER >>> Schools will be IN SESSION tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17.

 

Montgomery County Public Library Summer Reading Program 2016

Come join us for the Summer Reading Program this year at Mt.Sterling-Montgomery County Public Library. Please watch this video and share, it's going to be a fun time!!!

Registration begins June 1st.Thank you
Ages 18 months through high school

Find out about "A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee"

 

 

World Language Festival

The 2nd Annual Montgomery County High School World Language Festival was held Thursday, May 5th in the Arena. Students who participated were from Mrs. Izzy Clevenger’s, Mrs. Diana Cline’s, and Mrs. Sarah Farrow’s Spanish classes and Mr. Willie Carver’s French classes. Click here to view more pictures.

 

Jean Day for WHAS Crusade for Children

The WHAS Crusade for Children is a group out of Louisville, KY that hosts a telethon each year to raise money for special needs children in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Over the past three years, WHAS has given Montgomery County $81,000 which has been used for various equipment for students across the district. We are asking staff to support us in an effort to raise some money for the Crusade. On Wednesday, May 4 wear jeans for $1.

 

Global Graffiti Writing Camp

This summer Montgomery County students will have the opportunity to attend the Global Graffiti writing camp, Writers of all skill levels are invited to explore and experiment with language in a week long workshop environment featuring freewriting, guest speakers, conferencing, publication and much more! There will be separate camps offered for students grades 4-12, both taking place June 20th-24th. 

Click here to view more information.

 

Information Released Regarding Situation that Occurred Last Week

At Montgomery County Schools, our top priority is student and staff safety.  In a continuing effort of effective communication and transparency, the District released information today regarding a situation that occurred last week.  A news release can be viewed by clicking here.

 

Recognition at April Board Meeting

Congraulations to the following who were recognized at the Board Meeting held on April 26.  Click here to read what these students accomplished to be recognized.

  1. MCHS Chess Team
  2. MCIS Academic Team
  3. McNabb Academic Team
  4. McNabb KUNA
  5. MCHS KUNA
  6. Duke TIP Talent Identification Program
National Merit Finalist Candidates

Based on scoring in the 99th percentile nationally on the PSAT/NMSQT test, these two students are candidates for the highly prestigious National Merit Scholarship. In September, they will either be selected for National Merit Commendation or they will become Semifinalists and compete for the National Merit Scholarship. These two students have already proven themselves to be among the best and brightest in the nation. Congratulations to Parker Poulos and Sloan Lansdale!

 

Governor's School for the Arts Selectees

Congratulations to our Governor’s School for the Arts selectees. For three weeks every summer, over 200 of Kentucky’s most talented and creative high school students are selected to the Governor’s School for the Arts’ college summer residence program. Rising juniors and seniors in high school are offered in-depth instruction in one of nine artistic disciplines: architecture + design, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual art, and vocal music. Upon completion of the summer program, students gain a variety of opportunities such as scholarships and funding through the Toyota Alumni Fund.

L-R
Daniel Risner, Alternate
Emily Spradling, Alternate
Joseph Garcia, GSA Recipient
Amanda Mapes, Alternate

 

Eight MCHS Students Accepted as Governor's Scholars

Congratulations to MCHS’s 2016 Governor’s Scholars. The Governor’s Scholars Program is a highly selective summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The Program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home. Students who are selected attend the Program without charge, and they become eligible for major scholarships from colleges across the state.

Front Row L-R
Madison Cline, Morgan Donaldson, Summer Taylor, Sydney Greene

Back Row
Maja Engler, Julianne Williams, Breanna Bowling, Sloan Lansdale

 

Steak & Bean Bowl T-Shirt Design Winner Announced

The 12th Annual Whitaker Bank Steak and Bean Bowl will be held this Thursday, April 28th at Cunningham Field. Every year, Whitaker Bank reaches out to the high school to give students the opportunity to share their ideas for the shirt worn by all to celebrate the kickoff to MCHS football. Princess Cody, a junior this year, won the design competition for the Steak and Bean Bowl shirts. Princess was awarded $50.00, paid by Whitaker Bank, and a free t-shirt. Click here to read more.

 

Revised Calendar

Due to legislation passed this legislative session and that went into effect last week, earlier tonight (4/19/16) the Montgomery County Board of Education made some last revisions to the current school year calendar.  Specifically, the changes are:

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (election day) will now be an instructional day.  This was not allowed prior to the legislation that went into effect last week.
  • The last day for students is now Friday, May 27, 2016.
  • Graduation will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016.
  • Closing Day for appropriate staff is Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
  • Monday, May 30, the district will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

Click here to read more.

 

Camargo Elementary Principal Announced

Mrs. Dorothy Dennie has been named principal at Camargo Elementary. Click here to read the news release.

 

Local National School Breakfast Art Contest Winner!

Fifth grader, Lily Conn was chosen as the winner of the local National School Breakfast Art Contest. Her entry has been sent on for state and national competition. Click here to view Lily's winning entry. Congratulations Lily!

 

2016-2017 School Calendar Approved

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.  You will find the approved calendar by clicking here.

 

Recognition at March's Board Meeting

Congraulations to the following who were recognized at the Board Meeting held on March 22.  Click here to read what these students accomplished to be recognized.

  1. MCHS Wrestling Team
  2. MCHS Boys' Bowling
  3. Gatton / Craft Academy
  4. MCHS Swim Team
  5. Spelling Bee School Champions
  6. MCHS Mock Trial

 

Items Discovered Outside of MSE

Safety is our top priority in every decision made for the school system. Please take a moment to read correspondence from district administration in collaboration with the Mount Sterling Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department by clicking here.

 

REMINDER>>> Schools will be IN SESSION on Friday, March 18

Schools will be IN SESSION on Friday, March 18.

 

MC2 Students Selected to Attend Gatton / Craft Academy

Congratulations to MC2 sophomores Callie Arnold, Jacquelyn Crump, and Dalton Sparks. All three were selected to attend the prestigious Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics on the campus of Morehead State University. Callie and Dalton were also selected for Gatton Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Western Kentucky University.

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

 

Create an Ad for School Breakfast

The Kentucky School Nutrition Association is pleased to announce the “Create an Ad for School Breakfast!” art contest. This contest gives students in grades 1 through 12 the opportunity to design their own school breakfast artwork. Entries will be judged and prizes will be awarded at the local level. School winners will be then entered into the state contest. To view additional contest information and entry form click here.

 

 

School Spelling Bee Winners!

Congratulations to the following school spelling bee winners: Isaiah Donithan (Camargo), Laura Bailey (Mapleton), Lexie Frazier (MSE), Kayley Dalton (MCIS) and Jacob Naliborski (McNabb).  These students have qualified to go on to the “Local Bee” held at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington, KY on March 19, 2016.  Click here to view pictures of the winners.

 

 

Schools will be in session on Friday, March 18th

At last night’s special session, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted to use Friday, March 18th as an instructional day. Schools will be in session on March 18th. This date was originally scheduled as a non-instructional day for the Kentucky Education Association Pre-Delegate Caucus. KEA has changed its caucus meeting to Saturday, March 12th.

Schools closed today, February 17. This will be a Non-Instructional TRIBE Day. Child care available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County today, Wednesday, February 17. Tomorrow will be a Non-Traditional Instruction TRIBE Day. Click here for Tribe Day 3 Activities.

Full day child care will be available at Mapleton Elementary and the Early Learning Center from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your student.

No school today, February 16. No child care services will be available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County today, Tuesday, February 16. No child care services will be available.

Schools will operate on a ONE HOUR DELAY tomorrow, Thursday, February 11.

Montgomery County Schools will operate on a ONE HOUR DELAY tomorrow, Thursday, February 11. Child care will be available at all locations (ELC, Camargo, Mapleton, MSE, and MCIS) and will open at 5:30 a.m.

Schools closed Wednesday, February 10, 2016. This will be a TRIBE Day. Child care available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County Wednesday, February 10. This will be a Non-Traditional Instruction TRIBE Day. Click here for TRIBE Day 2 activities  

Full day child care will be available at Mapleton Elementary and the Early Learning Center from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your student.

No School today, Tuesday February 9. Child care available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County today, Tuesday, February 9. Full day child care will be available at Mapleton Elementary and the Early Learning Center from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your student.

Family Feedback Survey About TRIBE Day

Parents/Guardians,

 On Monday, January 25, 2016, Montgomery County Schools implemented its first Non-Traditional Instruction Day, called TRIBE Day.  It is our hope that your children were able to complete their TRIBE Day assignments and return them to their teachers.  We are committed to continuous improvement in all that we do and, as a result, would like for you and your children to complete a survey where you can give us feedback on TRIBE Days.  Please click here to complete the survey with your children.  The survey should only take a few minutes but will give us valuable feedback.  Thank you.

 

ONE HOUR DELAY tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26th

Montgomery County Schools will operate on a ONE HOUR DELAY tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26.  Child care will be available at all locations (ELC, Camargo, Mapleton, MSE, and MCIS) and will open at 5:30 a.m. 

Schools Closed Monday, January 25th. This will be a TRIBE Day. Child care available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County Monday, January 25. This will be a Non-Traditional Instruction TRIBE Day. Click here for Tribe Day 1 Activities. Full day child care will be available at Mapleton Elementary and the Early Learning Center from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your student.

Schools Closed Friday, January 22nd. No child care available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County tomorrow, Friday, January 22. No child care services will be available.

Schools Closed Wednesday, January 20th. Childcare available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County today, Wednesday, January 20. Full day child care will be available at Mapleton Elementary and the Early Learning Center from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your student.

TRIBE Day Frenquently Asked Questions

Students were sent home with TRIBE Day FAQs.  Click here to view.

 

 

January is Board Recognition Month

January is Board Recognition Month in Kentucky.  Please join Montgomery County Schools in expressing appreciation to the members of the Montgomery County Board of Education for their service.  Thank you Mrs. Alice Anderson, Dr. Jon Kelly Johnson, Mr. Bill R. Morgan, Mrs. Sharon Smith-Breiner, and Mrs. Donna Wilson. Click here to read the news release.

 

 

Schools Closed Tuesday, January 12th. Childcare available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County today, Tuesday, January 12. Full day child care will be available at Mapleton Elementary and the Early Learning Center from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your student.

Book Drive at the Early Learning Center

Do You Have Books Your Child No Longer Needs?

Please donate them to the Montgomery County Early Learning Center! The ELC is conducting a book drive to collect new or gently used children’s books (for students ages 3-6 or grades Pre K - 1st grade) to increase the number of books available to our students at home and in our classroom libraries. Please look around your home (or even grandparent’s/ family members) to find any books that can be donated to the book drive donation boxes. Drop off boxes will be located at the Montgomery County Early Learning Center Front Office. 

STLP Regionals

Students from all six schools traveled to Morehead State University for the 2015 Regional Competition.  Students presented their projects to judges to qualify for state competition held April 22 at Rupp Arena.  Congratulations to the following groups who will be presenting at state. Click here to view the groups who will be presenting at state.

 

Anonymous Threat at Montgomery County High School

The District released information regarding an anonymous threat today at Montgomery County High School.  A news release can be viewed by clicking here.

Newsela in Your Community: Contest Winners

Congratulations to Brianna Bryant, Rachel Blevins, and Emiley Mattingly, who are students in Mrs. Kim Barnes' class. They participated and have been named winners in the Newsela in Your Community Contest. Students wrote insightful responses about how they see their families, schools, and broader communities reflected in the news. Click here to view the winning entries

MC2 Students Visited Space Science Center at MSU

The 7th and 8th grade students from MC2 visited the Star Theater in Morehead State University's Space Science Center. The students learned about the latest scientific information in the world of black holes and how to locate constellations in the December night sky.

Vote for Your Favorite Banner

Each school district has been invited to design a banner for display at the 80th Annual Kentucky School Boards Association Conference scheduled for February 2016 at the Galt House in Louisville. The banners are a very important contribution to the conference, reminding attendees of schools' primary focus -- learning and learners. In order to be displayed at the conference, the banner must identify the school district and depict the conference theme:

"From chalkboards to whiteboards: 8 decades of serving school boards"

Only one banner from each school district is allowed. Each school has created a banner and we are asking our students, staff, and community to vote for the one that will represent Montgomery County at the KSBA annual conference. Please click here to vote for your favorite choice. Voting will end Friday, December 18th at 4 p.m.

 

 

Comprehensive District Improvement Plan Meeting

District staff will be on hand to review and discuss the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Clay Community Center.  The meeting is open to the public.

Child Care Offered During Christmas Break

The District Child Care Program will offer full-day child care on December 21st – 23rd & 28th – 30th if at least 20 students need care each day. Students must be pre-registered to attend by Thursday, December 17th. Parents will be notified on Friday, December 18th as to whether full-day care will be available during Christmas break. If you pre-register your student to attend on any of the days during break, you will be charged the full day fee regardless if he/she attends. The cost is $20 per day for full-time enrolled and $25 for part-time. Breakfast and snack will be provided, but students will need to bring a sack lunch.

All students must be registered to attend and prepaid by Thursday, December 17th. Applications are available online or in the front office of each elementary school.

If you have any questions, please speak to the site-supervisor at your school or call the District Child Care Office at 859-497-8724 ext. 221/217.

 
 
Montgomery County Schools Will Receive Credit for Goodwill Donations

Montgomery County Schools are in need of your help!  When donating to Goodwill, please mention that you are donating in the name of Montgomery County Schools.  The schools will receive credit for your donations and will be able to issue vouchers to families who need assistance with clothing.  Your help is greatly needed and appreciated.  If you have any questions, please contact your local resource center.

Student Flu Vaccines Available

The Montgomery County Health Department will accept student flu consent forms through Tuesday, November 10th. If you want your child to receive a flu vaccine at school, complete the consent form and indicate at the top your choice of either "shot" or "mist." If you have questions or need more information, please contact the health department at 498-3808.

Items Discovered in Vehicle at High School One Call

11/2/15

Parents and Guardians of Montgomery County Students,

I wanted to let each of you know about a situation at Montgomery County High School this afternoon.  After an anonymous tip, a vehicle in the parking lot was found to have two unloaded hunting rifles, ammunition, and a bow with arrows inside.  At no time were students or staff in any danger, however, we are following school board policies and working with local law enforcement to apply the appropriate laws to deal with this event. 

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.

Sincerely, Dr. Matt Thompson, Superintendent

 

Girls' Cross Country Won Regional Runner Up

Congratulations to the Girls' Cross Country Team they won Regional Runner Up this past weekend.  This is the first time in school history!  They will be participating in the state tournament this Saturday,  November 7th at the Kentucky State Park.

No School on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - Election Day

There will be no school on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 due to Election Day.  Full-day child care will be available 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Full-day care will be held at Mapleton Elementary.  Breakfast and snack will be provided, but students must bring a sack lunch.  The cost is $20 per day for full-time enrolled and $25 for part-time. 

All students must be registered to attend and prepaid by Friday, October 30th.  Applications are available online or in the front office of each elementary school. 

If you have any questions, please speak to the site-supervisor or call the District Child Care Office at 859-497-8724 ext. 221/217.

News Release - Safety Measures Taken in Recent Response to Threats

The District released follow-up information today regarding safety measures taken in response to recent threats.  A news release can be viewed by clicking here.

District Childcare Offers Full-Day Child Care During Fall Break

The District Child Care Program will offer full-day child care during Fall Break on Thursday, October 15th – Monday, October 19th at Mapleton Elementary.  The program will open at 5:30 am and close at 6:00 pm.  Students must have a current application on file.  Please send students with a sack lunch.

News Release - No School in Montgomery County on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

There will be no school in Montgomery County on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.  Click here to read the news release.

School Closing Information Due to Anonymous Threat

Montgomery County Schools will be closed on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.  An informational letter with more details may be read by clicking here.

Montgomery County Schools - A Distinguished District!

Results of the state assessment, administered at each school in Kentucky in the spring of 2015, continue to provide evidence that students in Montgomery County are learning at high levels.  Click here to read the full news release.  Click here to access the Kentucky Department of Education Open House Public School Data and Information Portal.

MoCo Employees Present at Continuous Improvement Summit

Stephanie Harris, Director of Elementary Schools, Corenna Fowler, Mapleton 4th grade teacher, and Sarah Woodford, former Camargo Elementary Principal (now employed with Fayette County Schools) presented a session on September 21, 2015 at the Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit in Lexington.  Their session entitled, “On Target:  Teaching with Intentionality” was well attended and well received.  The presentation focused on combining standards-based grading, rigorous assessments, and student ownership of learning.

9/11 Heightened Awareness

We are aware that several school districts across the country have been the subject of anonymous, general  threats via social media today, the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.  Across the state and country, law enforcement agencies, including our school police officers, are investigating the threats.  All threats are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly to make sure students are safe.

The social media posts appear to be generic and without credibility.  However, please be assured that the safety of our students is top priority.  The level of awareness at all schools has been raised as a precautionary measure.   As always, if you see suspicious behavior, please contact local law enforcement or the school district.

High School Lock Down 9/3/2015

9/3/15

 

To the Parents/Guardians of Montgomery County High School Students:

We write to inform you of a situation that occurred today at Montgomery County High School.  At approximately 11:30 a.m., the high school went into a lock down as a precautionary measure due to an isolated instance involving the well-being of one student.  No other students were ever in any danger and the lock down was lifted at approximately 12:00 p.m.  Student safety is always our top priority and we want to commend our students and staff for how well they handled themselves during the lock down.

Sincerely,

 

Rocky Franz                                                               

Principal                                                                     

Montgomery County High School

                         

Matthew D. Thompson

Superintendent

Montgomery County Schools

Volunteer Orientation Schedule

A schedule for volunteer orientation sessions is available by clicking here.  Please contact Mr. Jeff Perkins, Community Education Coordinator, for additional information. 

Information Specialist Announced

Ms. Amy K. Mullins has been chosen as the new Information Specialist.  Click here to read the news release.

Preschool Open House Scheduled

The District Preschool program will hold an open house on Thursday, August 20th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Early Learning Center.  For more information, contact Leslee Toy at 859-497-8724.

Local Teachers Selected for National Workshop on African American Gullah Culture

Wendy Rogers and Melanie Sanders, teachers from Mt. Sterling Elementary School, were two of 72 teachers from around the United States selected as National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Scholars who participated in a Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop.  Click here to read the full news release.

Camargo Interim Principal Announced

Mrs. Dorothy Dennie has been named the Interim Principal of Camargo Elementary.  Click here to read the full news release.

District Preschool Coordinator Announced

Mrs. Leslee Toy has been named the new District Preschool Coordinator.  Click here to read the news release.

Interim Principal at Mapleton Elementary Announced

Mrs. Dawn Cockrell has been named the Interim Principal at Mapleton Elemetary.  Click here to read the news release.

Band Director Announced

Mr. Calvin Schmieg has been named the new Montgomery County High School Band Director.  Click here to view the news release.

School Athletic Directors Announced

The Athletic Directors for MCHS and McNabb have been announced.  Click here to read the news release.

Back to School Page Now Available

Click here to view the 2015-16 Back to School webpage.

Director of Finance Announced

Ms. Angela Rhodes has been named the new Director of Finance.  Click Here to read the news release.

Director of Alternative Services Announced

Mr. Michael Whitaker has been named the new Director of Alternative Services.  Click Here to read the news release.

Director of Elementary Schools Announced

Mrs. Stephanie Harris has been named the new Director of Elementary Schools.  Click Here to read the news release.

New District Level Administrators Announced

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Rick Culross, Mrs. Renee Boots, Mrs. Hopey Newkirk, and Mrs. Arden Goodman as new district level administrators.  Click here to read more.

Gateway Regional Arts Center Summer Programs

Your Doors To the Arts Gateway Regional Arts Center

The Gateway Regional Arts Center has prepared a variety of activities for children during the summer (fee required).  Click here for more details and cost information. 
 

M-Link Newsletter

The final M-Link newsletter for the 2014-15 school year has been posted to the website.  Click here to view.
 

Meet & Greet with New Superintendent

The Board of Education has selected Dr. Matthew Thompson to lead the school district, beginning July 1st, and would like to invite the community to a Meet & Greet.  Citizens will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Thompson and learn more about his plans for the future.  The Meet & Greet is Thursday, June 4th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Clay Community Center.  Dr. Thompson has also shared a message with school stakeholders.  Click here to view.
 

M-Link Newsletter

The May 22nd issue of the M-Link newsletter has been posted.  Please click here to view.
 

Summer Feeding Sites

The School Nutrition Services Director has shared the summer feeding sites for students across the County.  Updates to the list will be made as needed, so please check before going.  Click here to view the sites and times.
 

Duke Talent Search Program

On Friday, three 7th grade academy students Laura Pallay, Kasey Berryman, and Ryann Finlayson will be traveling to Western Kentucky University to be recognized for their outstanding scores on the ACT exam. A total of eight students from Montgomery County will be recognized at the ceremony including Caleb Bramel, Zane Carter, Shawn Edens, Liberty Smallwood, and Robbie Webb.

 

Parent M-Link

This week's edition of the Parent M-Link has been posted.  Click here to view.

 

Parent M-Link

This week's edition of the Parent M-Link has been posted.  Click here to view.

 

Parent M-Link

This week's edition of the Parent M-Link has been posted.  Click here to view.

 

Thank You!

May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week, as well as School Nutrition Employee Week.  The Montgomery County School System expresses appreciation to our outstanding teachers, and to all of the support staff who help meet the needs of students, including school nutrition employees.

 


 

Parent M-Link

This week's edition of the Parent M-Link has been posted.  Click here to view.

 

Parent M-Link

This week's edition of the Parent M-Link has been posted.  Click here to view.

 

Be Blue!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Friday, April 10th is Commit to Prevent: Wear Blue Day.  Click here for more details.
 

Parent M-Link

This week's edition of the Parent M-Link has been posted.  Click here to view.

 

2015-16 School Calendar

The school calendar for the 2015-16 school year has been approved. Click here to view.

Spring Break

School will be in session on March 30th - April 1st.  School will be closed on April 2nd and 3rd for Spring Break.
 

School Will Be in Session on Friday, March 20th

 

Two Students Accepted to CRAFT Academy at MSU

Two high achieving Accelerated Academy students have been accepted into prestigious learning academies for the remainder of their high school careers.  The Gatton Academy has been in place for several years and is located at Western Kentucky University.  Morehead State University recently created the similar CRAFT Academy.  Both academies provide housing and higher level learning for top achieving high school students.  It is an honor to be accepted. 

Zeb Hart was accepted into the CRAFT Academy.  April Eling was accepted into both the CRAFT Academy and the Gatton Academy and will make a decision as to which she will choose to attend.

 

District Administration Magazine District of Distinction

The School System has been selected as a District of Distinction by the national District Administration magazine. Montgomery County was one of 62 districts selected from among 21 different states.  The honor was specifically based on the iRead to Succeed reading program. Click here for more information about the Districts of Distinction and access to a link listing the 2015 honorees.
 

National School Breakfast Week - EXTENDED

March 2-6 was National School Breakfast Week!  Locally, students who participated in the school breakfast program during National School Breakfast Week were eligible for a prize drawing at their school that was to be held on Friday, March 6th.  Two bicycles, a boys' and a girls', will be given away at Camargo Elementary, Mapleton Elementary, Mt. Sterling Elementary, Montgomery County Intermediate, and McNabb Middle.  I-tunes cards will be awarded at Montgomery County High School and Sterling School. 

Due to weather cancellations, this has been extended.  Students can participate in the breakfast program this week and be eligible also.  The prize drawings will be on Friday, March 13th.

Click here to learn more about starting the day with a healthy breakfast and for fun activity and coloring sheets for students.
 

SPRING BREAK CHANGE

By action of the Montgomery County Board of Education on February 24th, school WILL BE IN SESSION on Monday, March 30th; Tuesday, March 31st; and Wednesday, April 1st. At this time, school is scheduled to be closed on Thursday, April 2nd and Friday, April 3rd. The change was made due to missing 10 days of school, thus far, for inclement weather. The plan to use Spring Break for make-up days was announced by the School Board last year when the school calendar was approved. The Board has indicated that additional consideration will be given regarding the remaining two days if more inclement weather days are missed.

 

One Hour Delay on Tuesday, Feb. 24th

Montgomery County Schools will be on a one hour delay on Tuesday, February 24th.

 

No School on Monday, February 23rd

There will be no school in Montgomery County on Monday, February 23rd.  The District Child Care Program will offer full-day child care at Mapleton Elementary from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Please send a sack lunch.

 

No School on Thursday or Friday

There will be no school in Montgomery County on Thursday, February 19th or Friday, February 20th due to weather conditions.   The District Child Care Program will offer full-day child care at Mapleton Elementary from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   Please send a sack lunch with your child. 

 

 

 

Superintendent Screening Committee

Click here to learn about the composition of the Superintendent Screening Committee and the process for nomination/selection of members.


 

School Will Be In Session On February 16th

The Board of Education voted at the January 27, 2015 meeting to add Presidents' Day to the school calendar.   

 

Parent M-Link

This week's edition of the Parent M-Link has been posted.  Click here to view.

 

Chromebooks Have Arrived in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Schools received their first shipment of Chromebooks and are working diligently to get the devices in the hands of our students.

 

No School - January 8th

There will be no school in the Montgomery County School System on Thursday, January 8th.

 

No School - Martin Luther King Day

There will be no school on January 19th in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.
 

Outgoing Board Member Reception

Please join us for a reception in honor of outgoing Board members Kenney Gulley and Kelly Murphy on Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Montgomery County Intermediate School Media Center.
 

Christmas is Coming

School will be closed December 22nd - January 2nd for Christmas Break.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 5th.  Have a wonderful holiday season!

 

No School on Tuesday, November 4th

There will be no school on Tuesday, Novemeber 4th due to Election Day.   Please vote!

 

FALL BREAK

The school system will be closed for fall break from Friday, October 17th through Friday, October 24th.  School will resume on Monday, October 27th.
 

Testing Celebration!

The Testing Celebration is free, open to the community and will be held this Saturday, October 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., RAIN OR SHINE!  The event will be held in the Montgomery County High School Arena.  There are activities for all ages.

 

Farm to School Art Contest

The Farm to School Art Contest is open to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Entries will be accepted through October 31st.  State winners receive cash prizes.  Click here to read contest rules.
 

Community Testing Celebration

The district will host a community celebration on Saturday, October 11th from 11:00 a.m.— 2:00 p.m. at the high school soccer field to celebrate our students’ success on recently released test scores.  The event will include FREE food, inflatables, petting farm, GameTruck, and lots more. Click here for more info.

 

HIGH ATTENDANCE DAY!

High Attendance Day in Kentucky is this Thursday, September 18th!  Be there!  Click here to read more in the Director of Pupil Personnel press release.
 

Health Department Shares Enterovirus Information

The Montgomery County Health Department has shared information about the Enterovirus, a respiratory illness circulating in Kentucky.  Click here to read the news release.
 

Parent M-Link

This week's edition of the Parent M-Link has been posted.  Click here to read.

Summer Feeding Sites Announced

Summer Feeding Sites are available throughout the summer for children.  Click here to see a list of available sites.

 

New Principals Announced

                                            

The Montgomery County High School SBDM Council announced on Friday, May 30th that Mr. Shannon White has been selected as the new principal for MCHS.

On June 2nd, the Camargo Elementary SBDM Council announced that Ms. Sarah Woodford has been selected to lead Camargo Elementary.

The Montgomery County Intermediate School principal selection process will be conducted in July to fill the vacancy created by Ms. Woodford's move to Camargo Elementary.
 

Honor Thy Fallen: A Memorial Day Tribute

356th Broadcast Operations Detachment

A Memorial Day program comprised of interviews from U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy personnel, honoring fallen U.S. service men and women. Included is an interview with MCHS graduate Nathan Frerichs as he remembers PFC Dustin Gross.

Click here to see the video.
 

Last Day of School Set

THE CALENDAR!!  Please be advised that on April 15th the Board of Education approved a plan establishing the last day for students this year and a waiver request was submitted to the Kentucky Department of Education on April 16th.  Pending approval of the waiver request for 1.96 hours of make-up time (to reach the required 1,062-hour minimum), the last day for students will be Friday, June 6th.  Additionally, school WILL BE IN SESSION on Election Day, May 20th, AND Memorial Day, May 26th.  The district recognizes the importance of Memorial Day and would rarely use it as a school day, but it is necessary to prevent students from attending school during the second week of June.  School employees will work during the second week of June to complete contract requirements.  The High School graduation date will be confirmed by the high school after the waiver request is approved by the State.

 

Taylor Bowman Selected for Gatton Academy

Congratulations to Montgomery County Accelerated Academy -MC2 sophomore Taylor Bowman, and parents Jason and Shawna Bowman, for Taylor's selection for the Gatton Academy. Click the title link for additional details.

 

Camp SMILE

Camp SMILE (Sharing Memories in a Loving Environment) is provided for children ages 7-17 who have suffered the loss of a loved one.  It is a free community service offered by St. Claire Regional Hospice, Pallative Care, and the Morehead State University Department of Nursing.  The camp is May 30 - June 1st.  Click here for more details.
 

Spring Break

SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK FROM MARCH 31ST - APRIL 4TH.

 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Click the title link to learn more about Child Abuse Prevention Month and how you can participate, such as wearing blue on April 9th and attending an informational meeting on April 24th.
 

 

No School - March 5th

There will be no school in Montgomery County on Wednesday, March 5th.  Employees who normally work on snow days will report at their regular time.  All other employees, except transportation and food service workers, will work and are asked to report at 9:00 a.m.

 

Make-Up Days Survey

The Board of Education wants your input regarding making up missed days of school.  A brief survey has been prepared to determine what option is preferred.  The survey will remain open through 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24th.

Click here to complete the survey.

 

Tax Assistance for Qualified Families

The United Way of the Bluegrass, CKEEP program is providing free tax preparation for families or individuals with income of less than $52,000. The website is uwbg.org/ckeep or individuals can call (502)209-5382 for more information and to schedule an appointment. The appointments will take place at the Fire Department at the Industrial Park. Spanish forms are available.

 

McNabb Seventh Grade PSA for Veterans' Awareness

McNabb's seventh grade (white team) has begun their Veterans Awareness and Support Service Learning project.  Six students recorded Public Service Announcements (PSA) that will be aired on WMST all month long.  Click on this article's title to listen to the PSAs.

 

Student and Staff Email Being Upgraded to Wave 15 of Office 365

All email accounts are being upgraded. It will take about 15 days for the 700,000 state-wide email accounts to be upgraded. Upgrades will happen randomly, with some accounts upgraded early and others may not see the upgrade until the end of the upgrade cycle. Click here for more information.

 

NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

We love our teachers!  May 4-10 is National Teacher Appreciation Week and May 6th is Teacher Appreciation Day.  Be sure to thank a teacher!
 

Math Counts Competition

A team of Accelerated Academy middle school students, including Briana Watson, Matthew Jenkins, Riker Lansdale, Boone Hart, and Dylan Diedrich participated in the Middle School Math Counts competition at the University of Kentucky on February 15th.  The competition is for students who have a talent and passion for math, and includes "bee" or academic team type of contests against other students from across the state.  The team received the Best New Team Award and placed 15th overall.  Briana scored the highest of the team and received a certificate and medal for her accomplishment.  Amanda Ballman is the team's sponsor.

 

National School Nurse Day

May 6th -12th is designated as National Nurse Week and Wednesday, May 7th is celebrated as National School Nurse Day to foster a better understanding of school nurses in the educational setting. Thank you to our school nurses!
 

STEM Fair

Throughout the school year, students in the Accelerated Academy designed projects as part of the national 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.  Students used problem-solving and conducted research, and displayed their final products at the Accelerated Academy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Fair on February 13th.

 

 

Let the Testing Begin!

It's springtime and that means state-wide testing and a chance for students and the school district to reflect on teaching and learning to this point in the school year.  Click here to see the testing schedule for each of the schools.
 

Accelerated Academy Showcase

A showcase was held on October 28th to allow parents and community members an opportunity to see the Accelerated Academy, view student work and talk to teachers about the program.  Click here to read the Mt. Sterling Advocate article that was written about our school.

 

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-10, which was kicked off by a certified employee appreciation dinner on April 28th.  Thank you to everyone who participated, to those who helped sponsor the event, and to all of our teachers for the crucial role they play in educating the students of Montgomery County.  Click here for a complete list of sponsors.
 

MC2 Featured on WMST

Students and staff members of the Accelerated Academy - MC2 - were featured on WMST Radio on October 24th.  Students talked about the new academy and invited community members to the upcoming showcase to learn more about MC2 and vew student work.  Pictured are MC2 Coordinator Melody Claypoole, Math Teacher Austin Maples, and students Casey Frerichs and Sloan Lansdale .

 

MC2 Team Named National Finalists

WOW!! A team of Accelerated Academy MC2 middle school students was named as National Finalists in the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, for their project, "Ratchet Recycling." The teams are challenged to work with their Team Advisor to create sustainable, reproducible environmental improvements in their local communities. Congratulations to Jacquelyn Crump, Sara Ne Smith, Callie Arnold and Teacher Advisor Tiffany Johnson.
 

Thank you to our Sponsors

The Montgomery County School System would like to thank the generous sponsors who supported first-class appreciation dinners for school employees in April.  Click the title link for a complete list.
 

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