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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. 

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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.

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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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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.

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Operation Registration - Every student MUST be registered!

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


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School Supply List

Supply lists for kindergarten through 8th grade have been completed and posted under the parent dropdown box.  Click here to view.


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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.

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Back to School Classic 5K Run/Walk


7th Annual Back to School Classic 5K Race

to benefit

Carol Barnes Volner Scholarship Fund


Saturday, August 6, 2016 at McNabb Middle School

Click here for entry form and more details


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Schools will be IN SESSION on Tuesday, May 17

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


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MSE Cheers Students on for KPREP

Dads and male role models lined the 3rd and 4th grade hallway at MSE the first morning of testing to cheer students on for KPREP. Click here to view more pictures.


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Gateway Regional Art Show

Congratulations to the following MCIS students who submitted art work in the Annual Student Art Show sponsored by The Gateway Regional Art Center on Sunday, May 1st. Students from all across Kentucky submitted art work in the Regional Student Art Show. Blue ribbon winners in the 5th grade were Hannah Vanderwater in the cartoon category, Mahalia Davis in the landscape category, and Breonica McKinney in the still life category. Sixth grade award winners were Brittany Esteppe and Hunter Cotter. Brittany was awarded a blue ribbon and overall 1st place in the cartoon category (K-12), and Hunter was awarded a red ribbon and overall 2nd place in the landscape category (K-12). Also, congratulations to MSE 2nd grader, Aubree Richardson. Aubree won 1st place for her drawing of Egyptian Cinderella!

Brittany Esteppe and Hunter Cotter


Aubree Richardson


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KPREP Pep Rally

Camargo, Mapleton, and MSE each held a testing pep rally for all third and fourth grade students to gear students up for KPREP testing that starts Tuesday, May 10th.  Camargo students in kindergarten through second grade lined the hallways to cheer on and support the third and fourth graders. Mapleton's special guests included the MCHS Band, MCHS Baseball players, MCHS Basketball players, and MCHS Cheerleaders.  MSE students enjoyed watching their teachers compete in several games.  The fourth grade teachers were the winners of the MSE Olympic Games!  

Camargo students celebrating all their accomplishments so far this year!


Mapleton student's competed in a shootout!


MSE Olympic Games! 


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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"



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2016 Summer Camp Kaleidoscope

Camp Kaleidoscope is available to students ages 5-12 years of age.  The first day of camp is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8th.  Click here to view more information.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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WKYT's Amber Philpott Visits MSE

MSE students had a special visitor, Channel 27 news anchor Amber Philpott.  Ms. Philpott told students to dream and to dream big.  She shared with students, “I am proof that dreams really do come true.”  Ms. Philpott knew at the age of seven she wanted to be a news anchor and pursued her dream, making it come true.  July will mark 13 years of her news industry career.  She shared her favorite book, Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” with the students, and then gave each one a pencil and encouraged them to write down their dream or goal and to never give up.


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Camargo Elementary Principal Announced

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


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