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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

 

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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!

 


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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)

 


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Chromebooks

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

 


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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. 

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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.

 


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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.

 


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Camp Kaleidoscope

The District Child Care Program will offer summer camp to students ages 3-12 years. The first day of camp is scheduled for Tuesday, May 30th.

Download the Preschool Application (Ages 3-5 Years) Now!

Download the School Aged Child Application (Ages 5-12 Years) Now!

 

Summer Camp Newsletter


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Title I Services Parent Survey

Parents of Elementary Students: We need your help! Please take a moment to complete the survey below regarding Title I Services provided at the elementary school level. This will help evaluate services and improve parent communication and involvement. Thank you! The survey will remain open through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12th.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BRQY5KK

Title One Service Survey

 


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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.

 


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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. 

 


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Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

Preschool Registration for the 2017-18 school year is scheduled for Friday, March 31st. Kindergarten Registration will be held on Wednesday, April 12th and Thursday, April 13th. Download New Enrollment Forms Now.

Learn more.

Preschool and Kindergarten Roundup 2017-2018

 


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Schools Closed Friday, February 24th

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

 


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MSE Internet Safety Class

MSE would like to invite you to an Internet Safety class on Thursday, February 23rd from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the MSE library. Benny Vincent from the Kentucky Center for School Safety will be teaching the class. The purpose of this class is to raise awareness and provide information on how to safeguard your children from the dangers of the internet and social media.

This class is for parents only. There will be a room with supervision for students where they can watch a movie. Pizza will also be provided for the children.

To help MSE prepare for the evening, if you plan on attending please complete the form below and return to MSE by Monday, February 20th. Your child does not have to attend MSE for you to attend this class.

Download form now.

Be Smart on the Internet

 


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Kindergarten Cutoff Age Changing

The date by which children are eligible to attend kindergarten is changing state-wide beginning next school year.  Traditionally, children have been eligible to attend kindergarten as long as they turned five years old by October 1st of that year.  However, based upon a change in Kentucky law which was passed in 2012, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, children will need to be five years old by August 1st to be eligible for kindergarten.

Learn more.
 


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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.

 


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MSE a 2017 Kentucky School of Character

We are pleased to announce that Character.org, a national advocate and leader for the character education movement in collaboration with Kentucky, named Mt. Sterling Elementary a 2017 Kentucky School of Character. 

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MSE has been named a 2017 Kentucky School of Character.

 


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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.

 


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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.

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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

 


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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.


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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.

 


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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.  

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STLP Regional Projects Qualify for State Competition

Congratulations to our STLP students, coaches, judges and parents on their outstanding performance at the STLP Regional Competition held Thursday, November 17th at Morehead State University. 

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MSE students competing in Regional Competition at Morehead State University

 


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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.

 


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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.

 


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United Way bornlearning® Academy

Session 2 of the United Way bornlearning® Academy will be held on Thursday, October 27th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  For more information, view the flyer for Session 2. 

 


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School Flu Vaccinations Schedule

 


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Adopt an Officer/Community Helper

During the month of September, MSE participated in “Adopt an Officer/Community Helper” as a school effort. Each grade level had a particular organization they sponsored. Students prepared letters and cards and invited each organization to attend breakfast at school yesterday morning. Representatives from the Montgomery County Fire/EMS, Regional Jail, Sheriff’s Department, and Mt. Sterling Police Department were in attendance. Yesterday’s breakfast began with a cheerful performance by the Treblemakers. Leadership students: MacKenna Bromagen, Christian Carmona, Meghan Chambers, Luke Fawns and Lexi Frazier helped during the breakfast and passed out letters and cards from each of the grade levels. We want to extend our gratitude to each organization. We appreciate the sacrifice you make on a daily basis to protect and serve our community.

MSE participated in "Adopt an Officer/Community Helper" and held a breakfast for first responders.
 


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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.

 


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Born Learning Meet & Greet

The Born Learning Academy is a series of family workshops. Together, we learn how we can prepare our children for school, starting when they are born. We have dinner with our families, break out into groups, and learn how to turn Everyday Moments into Learning Opportunities.  A "Meet & Greet" will be held on Monday, September 26th at the Montgomery County Early Learning Center 212 North Maysville Street.  For more information click here or to view a video click here.

 

 


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