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McNabb & MCHS Chess Teams Advance to State

McNabb and MCHS chess teams recently competed in the Quad D Regional Tournaments. Both teams finished third respectively. The MCHS team qualified for the KCA State Chess Team Competition that will be held on March 24th. Senior William Botts won a onetime $1,000 endowment to Morehead State University for being the top-rated senior at the Quad D regional tournament. Congratulations and good luck at state competition!

McNabb Chess Team   MCHS Chess Team

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.)

 

February Board Recognition

Congratulations to the following who were recognized at Tuesday’s (2/27/18) board meeting.  

All-State Choir: Larah Ballard, Michaiah Bishop, Peyton Garrison, Alyssa Jouett, Karisma Keeton, Allen Reed, Tristina Salmon, Rebecca Wallingford, and Katie Webb

All-State Orchestra: Elliott King, Noah Mascle, and Daniel Risner

Microsoft Office Specialist Qualifiers: Kasey Berryman and Matthew Smith

Youth Art Month: Maria Al Lawati, Lauren Donithan, and Hannah Fulks

Yes I Can Award: Nicholas Madrigal

Spelling Bee School Champions: Alexis White, Katie Allison, Clara Manning, Lexi Frazier, Grant Klingenberg

Kentucky Music Educators Association District 8 Elementary Teacher of the Year: David Fonda

 

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.

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The Lion King JR.

McNabb Middle School will present Disney’s The Lion King JR. musical February 23-25 at the McNabb Middle School auditorium. 

Families and community members are welcome to attend. Tickets will be on sale at McNabb two hours prior to the start of the show and cost $10 for adults and $5 for children and students (under 18).  Make plans to attend!

The Lion King JR.

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

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.

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.

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

 

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.

 

Wild, Wild West Bookfair Wild West Bookfair

Wanted: READERS!

Scholastic Book Fair October 30-November 3 in the McNabb Library

Open Daily Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Extended hours on Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM for Family Shopping

All proceeds benefit our library!

Shopping Online Available now through November 7!

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/mcnabbmiddleschool

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.

WKYT's Sam Dick Visits McNabb

On Tuesday, WKYT's evening news anchor Sam Dick attended McNabb Middle School and spoke to two of Mr. Allison's 8th grade classes.  Sam centered his lecture on a quote from Coach Mark Stoops, "Yesterday is gone. Today's a beautiful day-embrace it. Tomorrow's truly not promised."

WKYT News Anchor Sam Dick Visits McNabb   WKYT News Anchor Sam Dick Visits McNabb

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

McNabb Breakout Night!

On April 27th, families of 7th and 8th grade students gathered at McNabb Middle School for the first ever KPREP Breakout Night! There were approximately 50 students who came out to review content material for KPREP in this fun and exciting way! Students were expected to solve clues and riddles, and a few math problems, to break out of their room. There were three rooms per grade level to break out of, with a time limit of 20 minutes per room.

Read more.

 

McNabb SBDM Council

McNabb SBDM Council is currently accepting nominations for parent Council members for 2017-18.  Nominations will be accepted through 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 5.  Elections will be held at McNabb on Thursday, May 11, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Nomination ballots are available in the McNabb front office.  Questions should be directed to Robert Compton, parent election chair, 859-585-0012.

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.

 

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