Text Options for the Visually Impaired Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A Revert 
Close vision bar
Open vision bar

Mount Sterling Elementary School News

RSS feed icon
12/7/18 MSE NEWSLETTER News
Wildcat Award Winner Mrs. Fawns

Mrs. Fawns is our newest Wildcat Award Winner. Mrs. Fawns goes above and beyond to make MSE a great place to work. She does so many things that makes our school such an inviting place. She runs our coffee cart where students make coffee and deliver it to our staff every week. Her positivity and smile on a daily basis makes her students so happy to be at our school. Congratulations Mrs. Fawns, thank you for being huge part of MSE's success!

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.

Wildcat Award Winner Mrs. Rogers

Mrs. Rogers is our newest Wildcat Award winner. Mrs. Rogers always goes above and beyond to make MSE a better place. She spends countless hours at the school to make sure all students needs and interest are met. Her investment in the school and students is why MSE thrives at such a high level. Congratulations Mrs. Rogers we are so lucky to have you at MSE.

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.

Coffee Sleeve Project

The students at Mt. Sterling Elementary (MSE) are at it again working hard to outreach into their community.  This past week Sara Mays, School Counselor, worked with all students to complete what they call the Coffee Sleeve Project.  Students were instructed to complete artwork and encouraging messages on coffee sleeves.  These decorated sleeves have been given to The Buzz Cup, a local coffee shop, and will be distributed to their customers on their daily coffee!  The hope is that these student messages will inspire people in our community.  All coffee sleeves will be used at The Buzz Cup location at 1101 Indian Mound Drive. 

 

MSE Outreach

View more pictures.

Ms. Goodrich Named KAHPERD Teacher of the Year

The Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAHPERD) has named Ms. Trina Goodrich its 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year for Elementary Physical Education.  She will be honored November 11th at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, KY.  Congratulations Ms. Goodrich!

Student Led Conferences & Family Dinner Night Student Led Conference & Family Dinner Night
Wildcat Award Winner Mrs. Wells

Mrs. Wells was selected as the new recipient of the Wildcat Award. Mrs. Wells is a great assest to MSE and willing to do anything to make our school a better place. She goes above and beyond and takes on students even if they don't have a home. She makes our school such a welcoming place and we are so lucky to have her at MSE. Congratulations to Mrs. Wells our new Wildcat Award Winner!

MSE Fall Festival October 5, 2018 5-8pm Fall Festival Brochure

Check Out the Brochure for More Details

$5 Raffle to win Four Disney Park Hopper Tickets 

1$ Split the Pot & Much More

MSE, the National Endowment for the Humanities and Kentucky Humanities Host Award-Winning Literacy Program

Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, will bring an award-winning family literacy program to MSE September 20th.  Prime Time Family Reading Time will meet Thursdays from September 20 to October 25, at MSE.  Prime Time Family Reading Time helps families bond around the act of reading and talking about books.  In each of six weekly sessions, a discussion leader and storyteller lead programs that demonstrate effective reading techniques. The books introduced to children ages 6 to 10 and their parents explore timeless issues of humanity – fairness, greed, courage, individuality, trickery and determination – while helping them understand the dynamics of making life choices.  

Read more.

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

 

Local Teacher Receives National Recognition

Mt. Sterling Elementary library media specialist Wendy Rogers was selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool of more than 300 teachers to attend a seminar in Mississippi supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions so that teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Rogers participated in a seminar entitled “The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, History, and Culture of the Mississippi Delta”. The week-long program was held at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS and was directed by Dr. Rolando Herts and Lee Aylward. The 72 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend to cover their travel, study, and living expenses.

Experiences included meeting Wheeler Parker (the cousin of Emmett Till), discussions of Delta Chinese and Delta Jews, a reading of the civil rights play Beautiful Agitators, visits to the Memphis Civil Rights Museum, Cotton Museum, Stax Museum and Peabody Hotel in Memphis, a visit to Dockery Farms – the birthplace of the blues, in-depth discussion of the Emmett Till case in the actual courthouse where his murderers were put on trial, and a visit to the Fannie Lou Hamer gravesite, among many others.

Pictured below are Rogers and Reverend Wheeler Parker in the Sumner, MS courthouse.

Wendy Rogers and Reverend Wheeler Parker in the Sumner, MS courthouse.

 

 

Preschool Registration is July 9th

Preschool registration for the 2018-19 school year will be Monday, July 9th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. For questions please call the ELC  or to make an appointment, please call the school your student will attend. 

View guidelines to be eligible for the preschool program and documents required for enrollment. 

 

Holley to Attend Executive Leadership Training

Please join us in congratulating Mt. Sterling Elementary Principal, Brandy Holley, who has been selected to participate in the Kentucky Chamber Foundation's Leadership Institute for School Principals.

Read more.

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.

Registering for Preschool & Kindergarten

Montgomery County Schools has scheduled registration for children who will begin preschool or kindergarten beginning for the 2018-19 school year. Registration dates are as follows:

WHERE WHEN

Camargo Elementary
(Preschool and kindergarten registration available for Camargo students.)

Friday, April 27
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

What do you need to bring?

DOWNLOAD student registration forms now!

 

Student Waiver Forms

As you may be aware, Montgomery County Schools will be adding a fourth elementary school beginning in the 2018-19 school year.  Many of our parents complete a “waiver” form requesting for their students to attend a school outside of their home school attendance boundary, for a variety of reasons.  When possible, we have always tried to accommodate parental requests’ due to convenience, daycare options, etc.  This year, we will review waivers to consider placement outside the home attendance boundary from parents who complete the form ONLINE ONLY

Learn more about student waiver forms and the online process.

View an interactive map of the attendance boundary revisions.

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

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.

100th Day of School

Students across the district celebrated the 100th day of school on Wednesday, January 24th.

Students in Mrs. Mills' class dressed up for the 100th day of school!

Mrs. Hall's class doing a 100th day of school activity.

MSE students dressed in their 100th day of school shirts.

The Great Kindness Challenge

Last week MSE students participated in The Great Kindness Challenge.  Students were given a list of random acts of kindness and ask to complete these acts throughout the week.  There were also dress up themed events for each day of the week.  These included, Round up Kindness (western attire), Dream of Kindness (pajamas), Powered by Kindness (superhero attire), Hats off to Kindness (wear a hat), and MSE Kids are Kind (wear a MSE shirt). 

MSE student decorates a table cloth with his hand print.

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.

MSE Leadership Group Visits Sterling Community Food Coalition

This month the student leadership group at Mt. Sterling Elementary continued their outreach project with a visit to the Sterling Community Food Coalition. While there the students stocked the shelves with fresh produce and many other food items. The students were excited to know that they were helping organize the space that will be used to provide food for those in need in our community.

MSE Leadership Group   MSE Leadership Group

 

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.

 

Grandparents Galore!

Elementary students have celebrated grandparents and special friends in honor of the September 10 National Grandparents Day.  

Mapleton Grandsparents' Day  Mapleton Grandsparents' Day Lunch

Camargo Grandparents' Day Lunch  MSE Grandparents' Day Lunch

 

Thinking of Others

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

Mrs. Adams' Class

MCHS packing donations for Hurricane Harvey victims.

 

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.

 

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

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

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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

 

Schools Closed Friday, February 24th

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

 

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

 

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.
 

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.

 

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. 

Read more.

MSE has been named a 2017 Kentucky School of Character.

 

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.

 

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. 

Read more.

MSE students competing in Regional Competition at Morehead State University

 

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.

 

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. 

 

School Flu Vaccinations Schedule

 

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.
 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

School Supply List

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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! 

 

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"

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

2016-17 Preschool & Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration has been scheduled for April 13-14. Preschool registration will be held on April 15. If you would like more information, please click here.  

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.

 

100th Day of School Celebration!

Happy 100th Day of School! Students celebrated the 100th day of school by doing several activities. They counted to 100, sorted items into groups of 100, made 100 day hats, celebrated being 100 days smarter, and much more.  Click here to view more pictures of the 100th day celebration!

 

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. 

Tonight's Born Learning session has been cancelled.

Due to the recent weather, tonight's Born Learning session has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for next Monday, February 1 at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at Mapleton Elementary. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Danielle Pleasant at 497-8751.

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.

High School Students Visit Mt. Sterling Elementary

Students from Mrs. Cline’s AP Spanish class and Mr. Carver's French 4 class visited classrooms at Mt. Sterling Elementary today.  The purpose of their visit was to expose the students at MSE to foreign languages.  They visited students in grades first-third.  Students plan to take several more trips to all three elementary schools before the school year ends.  Click here to view more pictures.

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. 

No School January 18th - Child Care Available

There will be no school on Monday, January 18th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 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, January 15th. Applications are available online or in the front office of each elementary school.

 

United Way Born Learning Academy

The fourth session of United Born Learning Academy will be held on Monday, January 25th at Mapleton Elementary.  Click here for more information.

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.

 

Recognition at December's Board Meeting

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized at the Board meeting on Tuesday.  Click here to read what these students did to be recognized.

  1. Jerryn Jones
  2. Sawyer Cord
  3. Cooper Mills
  4. Jared Lederer
  5. Roman Wood
  6. Tyler Browning
  7. Greyson Cox
  8. Amber Ackermann
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.

MSE Glove Drive

A small group of 3rd grade girls have been involved in a book club this semester at MSE. The book club met each week with Mrs. Mays during lunch to read the book Gideon’s Gift by Karen Kingsbury. In the story, a young girl gives hope to a homeless man by giving him a pair of gloves. The book club and The A-OK Kindness group joined in an effort to give hope to families, friends, and community members by collecting gloves to disperse to individuals who could be warmed by an extra pair of gloves. The book club and a few A-OK representatives will be taking a service field trip to share the gloves with residential facilities in Montgomery County.

 

 
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.

MSE Food Drive

Mt. Sterling Elementary third-grader, Sawyer Cord, wants to help those who are less fortunate during the holiday season, which is why he asked Mrs. Holley to have a canned food drive. Sawyer set a goal for the school to donate at least 600 canned goods. Since MSE has 618 students, he thought if every student donated one canned good, their goal could be reached. On Thursday, they exceeded their goal! Way to go MSE students!

 

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.

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.

Parent University at Montgomery County Intermediate

On July 25th from 9:00-11:00 a.m., Montgomery County Intermediate School YSC invites  parents of incoming 5th grade students and students new to MCIS to attend “Parent University-Everything MCIS."

Montgomery County High School Principal Selected

This evening the Montgomery County High School SBDM Council selected Mr. Rocky Franz to serve as the Principal at MCHS. Mr. Franz is a familiar face to students, parents, and staff at the high school, where he previously served as an assistant principal. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Franz into his new position.

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.
 

Montgomery County Public Library Summer Reading Program 2015

Click here to view details about the Montgomery County Public Library Summer Reading Program.  Ages 18 months through high school

Find out about your Super Powers!
 

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.
 

Learning from Experience

Montgomery County High School U. S. History students visited the Clay Community Center on May 20th to welcome and talk with veterans participating in the Run for the Wall Motorcycle Ride to Washington D. C. for Memorial Day.  Students from Mt. Sterling Elementary made posters and lined the By-Pass to show support for the riders as they passed.
 

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.

 

Elementary Parent Survey

Elementary parents are requested to complete a brief Title I survey to help make improvements in the school.  To access the survey, click here.  It will remain open through May 13th.
 

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.

 

Camp Kaleidoscope 2015

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

Parent M-Link

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

 

Bid Proposals for Copiers

Montgomery County Schools is accepting bid proposals for supplying networked copiers to all buildings in the District. 

Bid proposals will be received to the attention of Jacqui Johnston, Chief Administrative Officer, 640 Woodford Drive, Mt. Sterling, KY  40353, until 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2015.  A copy of the RFP can be downloaded here.

Nutrition Services for Incoming Kindergarteners

The Nutrition Services staff has provided responses to Frequently Asked Questions about the food service program for parents of incoming kindergarten students.  Click here to access the information.
 

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.

 

District Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all of the participants in the District Spelling Bee. It was held live this morning on WMST and conducted by Dan Manley. The school winners that participated were Laura Bailey-Mapleton, Caden Gabbard-MSE, Annalyn Ginter-Camargo, Cameron Sexton-MCIS and Nate Turner-McNabb Middle. Mr. Manley declared Laura Bailey as the District Winner.

 

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.
 

Elementary Academic Team Governor's Cup Competition

District Governor's Cup Academic Team Competition was held on March 19th at Mt. Sterling Elementary. Congratulations to all three elementary academic teams for their success this year!

Mt. Sterling Elementary won the Quick Recall tournament and the seasonal all-around competition, as well as finishing 2nd in Future Problem Solving. Mapleton won the Future Problem Solving Competition and finished second in the Quick Recall tournament and the all-around competition. Camargo finished second in the regular season competition.

Thank you to all of the participants and to the school, parent and community members who support the teams and make the competitions possible.
 

School Will Be in Session on Friday, March 20th

 

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.
 

Minority Parent Representative for Superintendent Screening Committee

Voting for a minority parent member of the Superintendent Screening Committee is ongoing this week. ALL parents are eligible to vote. Voting will take place at the Central Office, 640 Woodford Drive, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. March 23 - 27. Nominees are: Diana Cline, Roosevelt Escalante, Carmela Fletcher-Green and Cartrec Garrett.
 

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.

 

Elementary Book Drive

SUPPORT THE ELEMENTARY BOOK DRIVE & SUMMER READING!
Family Resource Centers and Reading Interventionists have joined to sponsor an elementary book drive.  The goal is to provide books for every elementary student to read during the summer months.  The drive will be ongoing through April 30th.  New and used books can be dropped off at any elementary school. 

Click here for more details.
 

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. 

 

 

 

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for 2015-2016 has been scheduled for April 8th and 9th.  Click here for more information.

 

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.

 

No School - January 8th

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

 

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!

 

Full- Day Child Care Offered During Christmas Break

The District Child Care Program will offer full-day child care during Christmas break.  Click here for more information.

 

No School on Tuesday, November 4th

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

 

Farm to School Nutrition Challenge

The three elementary classrooms that won the School Nutrition Services Program Farm to School Attendance Challenge visited Bramble Ridge Orchard last Thursday as their reward. The classrooms were: Camargo - Mindy Jordan, MSE - Dawn Cockrell, Mapleton - Corenna Fowler. All of the students enjoyed the field trip.

 

 

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.
 

Full-Day Child Care Offered During Fall Break

The District Child Care Program will offer full-day child care during Fall Break.  Click here for details.

 

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.

 

The Missoula Children's Theatre

The Gateway Regional Arts Center presents The Missoula Children's Theatre. See below for additional information.

 

 

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.

Meal Account Reimbursement Requests

Parents whose children are participating in the no cost meals program as of September 2nd may submit a request for a refund of money remaining in the child's meal account, in excess of $20.00.  It is also acceptable to leave funds in the account for the child to spend in purchasing ala carte items.  If you wish to request a reimbursement, please click here to access the form.  Requests must be received by October 10th.  Forms can be returned to the cafeteria manager at the child's school or emailed to regina.whitaker@montgomery.kyschools.us.

 

Parent M-Link

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

No Cost Meals Approved for Four Sites

The Board of Education has approved no cost meals for students at four sites in the district, effective September 2nd.  Click here for more details.

 

Kentucky Child Care Assistance Program ReOpening

The Kentucky Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) will start accepting new applications on August 4, 2014.  Click here for additional information.
 

Operation Registration

Operation Registration will begin on Thursday, July 24th.  Every Montgomery County student, current or new, must be registered during Operation Registration.  Click here for details.

 

Brandy Holley Selected as MSE Principal

On June 11th, the Mt. Sterling Elementary School SBDM Council announced that Mrs. Brandy Holley had been selected as the school's new principal. 
 

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.
 

MSE Principal Selection Survey

The Mt. Sterling Elementary School SBDM Council has designed the following survey to receive input regarding the qualities desired in the next leader for Mt. Sterling Elementary.  If you would like to share your views on this topic, please take a moment to complete the brief survey by clicking the link provided.  It will remain open through noon on Wednesday, May 28th.  Thank you.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C922SY8

 

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.
 

Building Our Way to Top Ten

Building Our Way to Top Ten was the theme of the academic pep rally held for third and fourth grade students on May 16th. Congratulations to Mapleton Elementary for winning the administrative team “building” challenge and to Camargo Elementary for winning the school spirit award.  Many thanks to all who donated and contributed to the success of the activity.
 

FREE Sports Physicals

Integrity Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation will be conducting FREE sports physicals on Saturday, June 14th.  Click here for more information.

 

STLP Students Compete in State Championship

Students from Mt. Sterling Elementary, Montgomery County Intermediate, McNabb Middle, and Montgomery County High competed in the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship on April 22nd.  Groups who received a score of 105 or higher out of 118 possible in regional competition in November advanced to the state level.  The Mt. Sterling Elementary and McNabb Middle groups qualified for Round 3 judging and were picked as one of the Best in Group.  Click here for student names and complete details.
 

 

District Receives State Level Award

The Montgomery County School District has received the coveted and prestigious Kentucky School Boards Association Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) Award for its outstanding, district-wide music program. The Award was presented by KSBA representatives at a special student demonstration and award ceremony on May 6th. More than 500 students representing 11 different music programs from 6 schools performed in a short concert. Superintendent Joshua Powell requested that Mr. Ashley Tyree, high school choral director, and the person primarily responsible for submission of the award documentation and coordination of the student demonstration, accept the award on behalf of the district. Click here to read the KSBA magazine article announcing the award.
 

MCHS Softball Clinic

The MCHS Softball Team will be hosting a softball clinic this Saturday, April 26th from 9 am to noon at Tommy Reffitt Field by Mt. Sterling Elementary.  We will cover softball skills, drills, and fundamentals.  All participants will receive lunch, a certificate, and a camp t-shirt. The cost of the camp is $25.  You may register by contacting Andrea Myers at 859-585-8674 (call or text), by emailing andmyfoxworthy@hotmail.com or signing up the day of the camp at the field.  Click here for more information.

 

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.

 

MSE Spring Bazaar

Mt. Sterling Elementary will host a Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 12th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Click here for more information.

 

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.
 

 

Mt. Sterling Elementary Wins Blood Drive Competition

Congratulations to Mt. Sterling Elementary School for claiming the trophy in the Kentucky Blood Center's 8th Annual Montgomery County Elementary Blood Drive Competition. Mt. Sterling Elementary had 35 donors, which translates to 105 lives saved. Mapleton Elementary had 28 donors and Camargo Elementary had 26. Total donations provided for 267 lives saved.

 

Reality Store

Montgomery County Schools's photo.

4th grade students at Mt. Sterling Elementary partipated in Reality Store on March 14th.  The "store" departments were manned by community volunteers.

 

WKYT's Amber Philpot Visits Mt. Sterling Elementary

Photo: WKYT's Amber Philpot visited with 4th grade students at Mt. Sterling Elementary today.  She talked about her career in television and news and how she landed her dream job.  She shared her favorite book, Dr. Seuss' "Oh the Places You'll Go!" and encouraged students to set goals and not give up on them.

WKYT's Amber Philpot visited with 4th grade students at Mt. Sterling Elementary today. She talked about her career in television and news and how she landed her dream job. She shared her favorite book, Dr. Seuss' "Oh the Places You'll Go!" and encouraged students to set goals and not give up on them.

 

Spring Break Child Care

Full day child care will be available for students 5-12 years of age during Spring Break, March 31 - April 4th.  Click here for additional information.

 

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration is scheduled for April 16th and 17th.  Click here for details.

 

MSE Kindergarten Registration Dates

MSE Kindergarten registration will be

April 16th 8-2 and 3-5

April 17th 8-2 and 3-7

 

MSE's National Breakfast Week

National Breakfast Week is March 3-7.  MSE started each day off right with information on nutrition and nutritious meals.  Mr. Wally Johnson was a guest chef on Thursday.

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.

 

Child Care is Available on Snow Days

Full-day child care is available on snow days for students ages 5-12, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. The cost is $18 per day for full-time students and $25 for part-time students. This includes breakfast and snack. Students are asked to bring... a sack lunch. The location is Mapleton Elementary School. Applications are available in an elementary school office or on the District Child Care website. An application must be on file to attend. The program is STAR rated and licensed by the Division of Regulated Childcare. Call 859-497-8760, extension 228 or visit the child care website for additional information.

 

YES!

School WILL BE in session on Friday, January 10th.

 

No School

School was dismissed on January 6th due to extremely cold weather and WILL REMAIN CLOSED through Tuesday January 7th.

 

Schools Will Be Dismissed One Hour Early Today

Montgomery County Schools will be dismissing 1 hr. early today due to weather.  If you child’s attends the ELC they will be dismissing at 2:00, Mapleton, Camargo, and Mt. Sterling Elem will be dismissing at 1:30, MCIS: 2:10: McNabb Middle and MCHS: 2:30.  If your child is enrolled in the afterschool program, services will be available immediately following dismissal.

Fawns Family Supports Reading Initiative

Billy Ray Fawns and family support Powell's Priority: iRead to Succeed with donation to Mt. Sterling Elementary School.  Click here to read more.

 

MSE Family AR Night

MSE AR Family Night will be December 5, 2013 from 5-7 PM in the MSE Library!  Please join us for a family night of reading!

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.

 

Parent E-Link

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

Kentucky Reading Association-Mini Conference

The Bluegrass Council of the KRA invites members and nonmembers to a FREE mini conference.  Please click here for additional information.

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.

 

Parent Volunteer Reading Training

Parent Volunteer Training for parents who wish to volunteer in any of the schools in the area of reading will be held on October 24th at 6:00 in the Mapleton Library.

District Test Scores On The Rise

In the drive to reach top 10 status, the Montgomery County School District has reached 29th among the state's 174 school districts based on a statewide assessment.  Click here to read the complete article.

 

Change of Date for September Board Meeting

The September Board has been moved to Monday, September 30th.  The location and time remain the same, at Mapleton Elementary beginning at 6:30 pm.  This will allow us to have a presentation regarding the results of state testing.

 

September 18th...Be Here!

The Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel are sponsoring High Attendance Day across the state on September 18th.  Awards will be given to districts/schools with the highest percentage attendance in each category in the State.  The contest is intended to emphasize the importance of students attending school in order to be academically successful.

 

MCHS Lady Indians Soccer Camp

MCHS Lady Indians Soccer Camp is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 6th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. for boys and girls in k-6th grade.  For more information, please click here.

 

MSE SBDM Meeting

MSE will hold a SBDM meeting at 4 PM in the library on Wednesday, September 25th.

MSE Discount Cards

MSE students will be selling MSE Discount Cards for $10.00 until September 5.  These discount cards offer discount from local businesses as well as businesses in Lexington.  Cards are $10 eacy.  Please support MSE students and PTO.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please click here to learn about volunteer training and opportunities to help students in the Montgomery County School System this school year.

 

Sudent Email Unavailable - Updating to Office 365

 

 

BACK TO SCHOOL

Click the Back to School link on the left side of the web page for details that will help students and parents prepare for the 2013-14 school year.  Additional information will be included in the August 1st Back-to-School issue of the Mt. Sterling Advocate.

 

BACK TO SCHOOL

Click on the Back-to-School link on the left for details to help students and parents as they prepare for the 2013-14 school year.  Additional information will be included in the Mt. Sterling Advocate Back-to-School tab on August 1st.

 

Jump Start Kindergarten

Jump Start Kindergarten will begin on Monday, July 29th-August 2nd at Mapleton and Mt. Sterling Elementary. The program is designed to assist incoming kindergarten students in their transition to school. Breakfast will be served each day at no cost to the student. Transportation will be the responsibility of the parent. Please call Mapleton at 859-497-8752 or Mt. Sterling Elementary at 859-497-8730 if you would like to sign-up.

Spread the Word! We Are Going to Stuff a Bus!

Please click here for more information.

Operation Registration 2013-14

OPERATION REGISTRATION BEGINS THURSDAY!

Every Montgomery County student, current or new, must be registered during Operation Registration. Click here for more information.

 

Summer Feeding Program

The School Nutrition Program will be feeding children up to age 18 during the summer at various sites throughout the county.  New sites for this year include:  Jeffersonville Park, Dubois Center, and Whitledge Heights.  Click here for a complete list and additional details.

 

Coach Holland to Offer Basketball Camp

New Head Basketball Coach, Jason Holland, will offer an Individual Basketball Camp for students age 8-14 on July 10th - 12th.  Click here for more details.

 

Two-Day Summer Professional Development Opportunity

The Montgomery County School System will break new ground with an intensive two-day learning experience for K-12 teachers throughout the region this summer. The sessions will be held on June 6th and 7th from 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. at the Montgomery County Intermediate School, 1040 Maysville Road, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. Click the title link for additional information.

 

Kindergarten Literacy Celebration

More than 200 kindergarten students from Camargo Elementary, Mt. Sterling Elementary, and Mapleton Elementary joined together at the MCHS Arena on Friday, April 26th for a kindergarten celebration of literacy. Students participated in reading activities including meeting with book characters, group reading, and singing/dancing. Every child received the book, Pete the Cat. The event would not have been possible without the generosity of the Montgomery County Education Foundation Jay Stilz Memorial Fund, other community sponsors, and volunteers.

 

Don't Miss the Stringapalooza

Help support orchestra, district wide!

The Montgomery County Orchestra program will be presenting its Stringapalooza event on Friday, May 3rd from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County High School cafeteria.  The event includes a silent auction, bake sale, pizza and drinks, children's games, orchestra music, and an "instrument petting zoo."  Click here to view the flyer for the event.

 

Mt. Sterling Elementary Spring Bazaar

Mt. Sterling Elementary will be hosting a SPRING BAZAAR on Saturday, May 4th.  For more information on the event, please click here

 

MSE SBDM and PTO Elections

Letters concerning Site Based Decision Making Elections and nomination ballots will be sent home next week.  Nomination ballots will be collected until Friday, April 22.  The election will take place on Friday, April 26.  Please watch your child’s backpack for this important information. 

Open elections for PTO officers will be held on May 14 at the PTO meeting.  The meeting will be held in the cafeteria at 6:30 PM.

Calipari Camp Returning to the District

The Calipari Satellite Tour Camp will once again include a stop in Montgomery County -June 12th from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  There is a cost for the camp, which is for students in grades K-12.  The 2011 and 2012 camps sold out, so early registration is recommended for those interested.  Click here for more details.

 

Employment Expo

WANT TO JOIN THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY SCHOOLS' WINNING TEAM?  A district-wide Employment Expo will be held on April 20th at the Montgomery County High School Arena.  Principals and other staff members will be on-hand to discuss potential career opportunities for both certified and classified positions.  For more information on the Employment Expo, please click here.

 

MSE DQ Night

MSE Dairy Queen Night was a huge success.  We had over 200 students visit DQ and we had over 30 MSE staff that volunteered from 6 – 8 PM on Tuesday, March 19.  Mrs. Rose’s Kindergarten class had the most students visit DQ and they will receive an ice cream cake party to celebrate that accomplishment.  We would like to thank all the students and their families for supporting MSE and joining us at DQ.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STLP State Competition

 

Groups from each of the schools participated in State STLP competition on March 28th.  Results were:

MSE - Jordan McVey placed third in digital art graphic design.  The judge also awarded the computer science teams - Mason Hammond, J. T. Woosley, Jacob Webb and Alexandra Williams - with certificates for a job well done.

MCIS (pictured) - Becca Swartz, Dawson Jones, and Courtney Elliott placed 1st in KSU GIS Maps. Landon Clay Palmer placed 2nd in Photo On Demand. 

MCHS - The MCHS Team of "Fuel Cells, The Fuel of the Future," composed of Clay Turner, David Gibson, Shaugn Ooijkaas, and Luke Hart placed in the Top 20 of more than 200 teams in the Showcase, which is the premier event.  Luke "Ethan" Hart received the Cyber Defense Scholarship for $1,000.  Jasmine Brady placed 2nd in Web Page Design.

 

Kindergarten Registration 2013-2014

Kindergarten registration has been scheduled for April 10th & 11th. If you would like more information, please click here.  To download enrollment forms in advance, click here.

 

Parent E-Link

The March 15, 2013 Parent E-Link has been posted.  Please click here to read. 

 

March 2013 Student Spotlight

     The March 2013 Student Spotlight has been posted. Please click here to read.

 

NO SCHOOL, Wednesday, March 13th & March 15th

There will be NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County Schools on Wednesday, March 13th. The girls basketball team will be competing in the Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament in Bowling Green.  The team will play Ashland Blazer at 1:30 (2:30 p.m. EST)  If the girls win on Wednesday, the team will play on Friday at noon. (11:00 a.m. EST)  There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 15th due to KEA Day.  

Congratulations to MSE’s Rachel Blevins!

Rachel Blevins was the MSE representative at the State Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 23 at UK’s Singletary Center.  Rachel competed in the state spelling bee with 27 other participants and   Rachel placed 9th representing MSE very well!  Participants ranged from third to eighth grade. Stumping the spellers were such words as seersucker, giraffe, prescription, potash, formidable, panzer and hurricane.  Way to go Rachel! 

Early Release Friday, March 1st

 Montgomery County Schools will be dismissed ONE HOUR EARLY on Friday, March 1st due to the boys regional basketball tournament. Boys are scheduled to play Bishop Brossart at Mason County at 5:00 p.m. The early release will allow our bus drivers to run their routes and also ensure that players, coaches, students and staff are able to be transported to Mason Co. safely.

Parks & Recreation Youth Sports

If you plan to sign up to play sports through the Parks & Recreation Department, please be advised that sign-ups for t-ball, baseball and softball are going on February 25 - March 16th online at www.msmcparksandrec.com or in person at the City Pool. The cost is $55 (or $75 after March 16th, if spots are still available). Games begin on May 4th. For more information, visit the website or call 859-498-8728.

Student Spotlight

A new monthly feature has been added to the district webpage, Student Spotlight.  Student Spotlight will feature a student from each school each month.  Click the Student Spotlight icon on the left side of the page to see the students that are featured for February.

 

Calling All Parents...

A Commission for School Safety & Security has been established as an independent review panel to assess school safety throughout the school district.  The Commission would like to offer parents an opportunity to complete a brief survey providing feedback about school safety, security, and policies.  The survey link will remain active until February 25th. Please take a moment to complete the survey by clicking the link below.

http://district.montgomery.kyschools.us/it/stusafetysurvey.asp

 

MSE 100 Days of School Celebration MSE 100 Days of School Celebration
12-20-12 Parent E-Link
 The 12-20-12 Parent E-Link newsletter has been posted.  Please click here to view.
 
Increased Security Notification

SAFETY & SECURITY NOTICE:

Our community has joined the nation in expressing our grief and outrage over recent events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In a proactive response, the Montgomery County School System, including the Montgomery County School District Police Department, has united with City and County law enforcement to reevaluate and strengthen security procedures in our school district.

We hope that you will feel more secure, and certainly that you will not be alarmed, when you see an increased police presence in our schools. We also request your patience and ask that you not take offense if you are subjected to a more rigid screening process when entering one of our facilities.

We will continue to offer the best customer service possible, but cannot and will not be lax when it comes to the safety and protection of our children and staff.

Thank you. 
Happy Holidays!
School will be closed from December 21st - January 2nd for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.  School will resume on Thursday, January 3rd.  The district's "100 Best Communities" tree from Christmas in the Park is pictured.


 
Happy Holidays!
School will be closed from December 21st through January 2nd for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.  School will resume on Thursday, January 3rd.
Happy Holidays!
School will be closed from December 21 - January 2 for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.  School resumes on Thursday, January 3rd.
Parent E-Link
    The 11/30/12 Parent E-Link has been posted.....click here to read.
Montgomery County Schools Office of Exceptional Children
The Office of Exceptional Children is hosting a holiday dinner in honor of the students and parents whom we serve within the district.  The dinner is scheduled for Thursday, December 13th at the Clay Community Center from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
 
 
Migrant Family Night
     Migrant Family Fun night is scheduled for Friday, November 30th at the Early Learning
     Center.  The doors will open at 5:00 p.m.  This event is for students and families who
     are currently enrolled in Montgomery County Schools' Migrant Education Program.  The
     Montgomery County Fire Dept. will present fire safety information followed by the 
     Wulfe Brothers concert.  The night will end with pizza and refreshments along with
     student attendance awards.
Authentic Parent Engagement Training
     Authentic Parent Engagement Training presented by the Prichard Committee is 
     scheduled for Friday, November 30th at the First Church of God Youth Center from 
     8:00-3:30 pm.  Parent volunteers and Family Resource Center staff will collaborate
     with one another to find ways to encourage parents to be more engaged in the
     schools and community.
CAREER FAIR
     Career Fair for 4th & 5th grade students is scheduled for Thursday, December 6th in 
     the MCHS Arena.  Click here for more info.. 
School Closed For Thanksgiving holiday
Testing Celebration
The November 2nd testing celebration was a great success.  We are so proud of our students and staff.
Make-Up Volunteer Training Sessions
Two additional training sessions have been scheduled for volunteers.

Tuesday, November 6, 7:00-8:00 p.m. MCHS cafeteria
Saturday, November 17, 10:00-11:00 a.m. MCHS cafeteria

Contact Jeff Perkins for additional information - 497-8761.
Spring Test Score Results Celebration November 2nd
Please join us as we celebrate the November 2nd release of spring test score results. We will "shout it from the courthouse square" on November 2nd at 10 am. Students and staff grades 3 to 12 (grades tested) will parade into the square for a brief celebration ceremony. Join us on the sidewalks to show your support.
No School - November 6th
School will be closed on November 6th - Election Day.
No School
School will be closed on Friday, October 12th and Monday, October 15th to allow students, employees and their families to participate in Court Day activities.
Final Volunteer Training Session
The final session that has been scheduled to train anyone interested in serving as a volunteer in the school district is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County High School.  Contact Jeff Perkins for additional information - 859-497-8760.
 
Operation Registration Survey
If you participated in the Operation Registration student enrollment process in August, please complete a brief survey about your experience by clicking the link provided. The survey will remain active through October 12.

MSE Treblemakers Papa Johns Fundraiser Friday 9-28-12
Don't forget about the MSE Treblemakers Papa John's Fund Raiser all day on Friday, September 28.  Just mention MSE Treblemakers when you place your order with Papa John's on Friday, September 28 and MSE Treblemakers will receive a percentage of the total of your order to help with the cost of music, tee shirts and concerts.  Thank you!  
MSE Grandparents Celebration Information
Grandparents/Grandfriends Day
September, 2012


Dear Parents,

     Grandparents and other older adults can be very important people in children’s lives. Children feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when they know that people in their extended family and community are interested in their education. Grandparent/Grandfriend’s Day, September 9th, recognizes the importance of our heritage, our community, and relationships across generations. So, we’re having a special celebration!  We are celebrating all month by inviting the grandparents of our students to have lunch here at MSE.  We will host Kindergarten on September 14, First and Third grades on September 21, and Second and Fourth grades on September 28.  This event is intended for children and their grandparents/step grandparents or a special “grandfriend.”
     Sorry – our space is limited, so parents and siblings cannot attend this event.
We understand that all children don’t have grandparents, and that some grandparents will be unable to attend. We encourage these children to bring another special older adult – a family friend, other relative. Some children are also happy to share their grandparent with a classmate.

We ask you to:
1.    Give the enclosed information sheet to the grandparent(s) or grandfriend you’re inviting.
2.    Complete the enclosed RSVP form. Please print clearly – we need the information to make name tags. You can return the form to school with your child.  You may also include $3 per adult lunch and we will have a lunch ticket ready when you pick up your name tag.   We MUST receive the RSVP no later than Friday, September 7th.

     Please help avoid last minute confusion, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings by following these requests.

     If your child has a grandparent who cannot attend the event, please ask them to write a note to their grandchild and put it in a sealed envelope for the child to open and read on Grandparent/Grandfriend’s Day. Grandparents can mail the note directly to the school or pass it along through you. In this way, grandparents can still participate in the event with their grandchildren.

     Grandparent/Grandfriend’s Day is a special day for both young and old. Thank you for your cooperation in making the event a success and a positive, memorable experience for your child!
MSE Bookfair Family Night
MSE bookfair family night will be Thursday, August 30 from 3-7 PM in the library.  Clifford the Big Red Dog will be attending and will pose for pictures. Also, we have several special guests who are coming to read to our students on the following schedule:
3:30 - Retired K assistant, Terri Back
4:30 - MSE Principal, Sharon Rankin
5:30 - Miss Kentucky Basketball, Beth Vice Barrier
6:00 - Mt. Sterling/Montgomery Co. Public Library
MSE Bookfair
MSE bookfair will be Monday, August 27 - August 31 in the library. 
MSE Picture Day September 17
MSE Picture Day
MSE SBDM Meeting Special Call
MSE will hold a special call SBDM meeting on Thursday, August 23 at 5 PM in the library. 
MSE Open House Ice Cream Social 1st - 4th Grade Tuesday August 14
MSE Open House Ice Cream Social will be Tuesday, August 14 for grades 1-4.  Open house for grades 1 and 2 will take place from 4:30 PM till 5:30 PM.  Open house for grades 3 and 4 will take place from 6:00 PM till 7:00 PM.  Students can see their classroom, meet their teacher and classmates, drop off supplies and enjoy ice cream. 
MSE Kindergarten Open House Ice Cream Social
MSE Kindergarten Open House Ice Cream Social will be Monday, August 13 from 4:30 PM  till 5:30 PM.  Students can see their classroom, meet their teacher and classmates, drop off supplies and enjoy ice cream.   A parent forum for Kindergarten parents will take place at 5:30 PM in the gym. 
MSE Special Call SBDM Meeting
MSE Special Call SBDM Meeting 5 PM in the Library
Treble Makers Year End Concert
The MSE Treble Makers year end concert is Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 PM.  Please join us for a wonderful evening of music!  
MSE Wildcat Newsletter 3-30-12
Click read more to view the MSE WIldcat Newsletter for 3-30-12.
MSE WIldcat Newsletter 3-23-12
Click Read More to see the MSE WIldcat Newsletter for 3-23-12.
MSE Wildcat Newsletter 3-15-12
Click read more to see the MSE Wildcat Newsletter for 3-15-12.
MSE March 2012 Board Report
Click read more to see the MSE March 2012 Board Report. 
MSE Wildcat Weekly Newsletter 3-9-12
Click read more to view the MSE Wildcat Weekly Newsletter for 3-9-12.
MSE Tornado Relief Project
Click to read more about the MSE Tornado Relief Project
MSE Family Reading and Math Night
Mark your calendars for MSE's Family Reading and Math Night for grades K-5th on Thursday, March 1 from 5:00 PM -6:30 PM.  Admission if free!  The purpose of the Family Reading and Math Night is for parents and children to have fun together with reading and math.  Come and explore the wonders of reading and math with your family.  There will be a variety of educational reading and math games and activities for all ages.  There will also be refreshments, raffles, estimating jars and more!  
MSE WIldcat Weekly Newsletter 2-17-12
Click here to read more!  
MSE Will You Be My Valentine?
Will you be my  Valentine?
Let the Family Resource Center help you show that special someone how much you care!!
On Valentine’s Day, we will deliver a flower with a personal message to the person(s) of your choice. This is a great way for parents to send a special message to their children, or students to tell their parents, siblings, or friends how special they are. 
You can choose from roses ($4.00 each) or carnations ($2.00 each). Tell us how many roses and/or carnations you want by Thursday, February 9. Call us at 497-8726 or 497-8727 if you have any questions.
MSE Wildcat Weekly Newsletter 2-3-12
Click Read More to follow link to newsletter. 
REd Ribbon Week Information
MSE Choir Treblemakers
MSE Choir Treblemakers meet each Thursday from 2:45 till 3:45 PM.
MSE Choir Treblemakers
MSE Choir Treblemakers meet each Thursday from 2:45 -  3:45 PM. 
MSE Midterm Grades Go Home
Jump Start Kindergarten July 25 - 29, 2011
Meet the New Mt. Sterling Elementary Principal
MSE Announces New Principal
Teacher Requests for 2011-2012
Mt. Sterling Elementary SBDM Parent Elections
SBDM Meeting Dates

Happy New Year!!
Remember school is back in session on
Monday, January 3rd, 2011
MSE Students to Attend Lexington Children's Theatre
Mrs. Ginter's 4th and 5th Grade Students to Experience Live Theatre
High Attendance Day at MSE
Fun and Games to Celebrate High Attendance Day
MSE Students Receive Wonderful Community Support
Thank You from the MSE Family Resource Center!
MSE First Nine Weeks Grading Period
Parents - Know When to Expect Progress Reports!
Mt. Sterling Elementary Book Fair
Great Selection, Wonderful Prices!
Morning Drop Off Procedures
Getting Our School Day Started Safely
Essential Health Information
Protect Your Child's Health!
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.

No School - Martin Luther King Day

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

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!
 

No School - January 9th

There will be NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County on Thursday, January 9th. The maintenance staff has been working diligently to correct utility issues that have arisen (and continue to arise) due to the extreme cold temperatures. Unfortunately, we, along with a number of other districts across the state, are still working to complete repairs.

 

 

Let's Celebrate!

  The school district is hosting a BIG CELEBRATION on Saturday, October 12th.  Click here for more information.

 

MSE Newsletter 1-13-12
Please click read more to follow link to MSE Newsletter for 1-13-12. 
Daylight Saving Time Ends!
Don't Forget to Change Your Clocks!
Welcome to our New Website
No Cost Breakfast and Lunch for Students in Grades P-6

For the 2015-16 school year, all students in grades P-6 will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge.  Click here for additional info.

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.

 

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!
 

Goodwill Donation Vouchers Needed

When donating clothing to Goodwill, please designate your donation toward the Montgomery County Schools Goodwill voucher account. This enables the family resource and youth services centers to send students and their families to Goodwill for needed clothing. The current voucher is getting low and winter is a time of greater need.

 

Shine your wagon and join us!
Bring your red wagon and walk alongside the 100 Best Communities float at the Homecoming Parade on October 2nd.
 
MSE SBDM Meeting 5 PM
KET Representative Presentation to STLP
Health Matters
Students With Incomplete Health Records Risk Suspension
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.
 

January is Board Recognition Month

January is Board Recognition Month in Kentucky.  Please join the Montgomery County Schools in expressing appreciation to the members of the Montgomery County Board of Education for their service.  Thank you Kenney Gulley (Chair), Kelly Murphy (Vice Chair), Alice Anderson, Sharon Smith Breiner, and Donna Wilson.

 

Open & Secure Schools: Finding the Balance in a Time of Turmoil
This event will take place on Sunday, January 27th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Montgomery County High School cafeteria.  Representatives from central office, schools, and security departments will all be on hand to present their thoughts and to answer your questions.  Your input is incredibly vital and we are asking each of you to make this event a priority on your calendar and join us.  For more information, please contact Jeff Perkins, Community Education Coordinator, 497-8761 ext. 205.
 
Click here to view the flyer.
 
100 Best!

Congratulations to Montgomery County for being named as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People!  Make plans now to join in the community-wide celebration and kids day on October 6th.  Click here for details.

MSE SBDM Meeting Monday, February 27 5 PM MSE Library
MSE Grandparents Day Lunch for 1st and 3rd Grades
WKYT Reporter to Speak to STLP
MSE Ice Cream Social
K-2  5:00 PM till 7:00 PM  Orientation Registration Meet Your New Teacher and Enjoy Ice Cream
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.
 

Ross Drugs Offers Free Vitamin Program

Ross Drug recognizes the importance of vitamins in maintaining children's healthcare and has demonstrated great community support in initiating the Free Vitamins for Kids program.  Parents may obtain a free bottle of chewable multi-vitamins for children ages 2 to 12 every 30 days.  Click here for additional details.

 

Board Recognition Month
January is Board Recognition Month in Kentucky.  Please join us in expressing our appreciation to the members of the Montgomery County Board of Education for their service:  Kenney Gulley, Kelly Murphy, Donna Wilson, Alice Anderson, and Sharon Smith Breiner.
Parent E-Link

Parent E-Link newsletter has been posted....click here 
 

MSE PTO Meeting Thursday March 8, 6:30 PM MSE Cafeteria
MSE Creative Dramatics Workshop for 2nd Grade
PTO Meeting 6:30 PM Library
MSE Ice Cream Social Open House
Grades 3-5 Ice Cream Social Open House to meet new teachers and principal. 
Help Us Get Your Child Home Safely
Camp Kaleidoscope 2014

The District Child Care Program will offer summer camp to students in Kindergarten-6th grade.  Click here for complete details.

 

No School on January 21st

School will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 
 

Volunteer Training Sessions

The school system greatly appreciates volunteers and a number of caring individuals have indicated their willingness to serve in this capacity. Six training sessions have been set up throughout the school district. for people who have expressed (or would like to express) interest in volunteering time in the schools.  It is mandatory for individuals who are willing to volunteer to attend one of the session.  Please click here for session dates and additional information.

MSE Chameleon Workshop for 5th Grade
MSE Book Fair
Students Participate in Career Fair

Mt. Sterling Elementary students had an opportunity to participate in a career fair on April 25th.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to make the fair possible.
 

Facebook Page

The Montgomery County Schools Facebook page has been in operation for just over two months and already has over 1,000 subscribers!  Thank you for joining us.  If you haven't already done so, visit www.facebook.com/MontgomeryCountySchools

MSE Treblemakers Chorus Pizza Night Thursday, February 16
Sometimes, it can be hard to get everybody to take a break from their busy schedules in order to have dinner together. The M.S.E. Treblemakers Chorus is having a that might help you to find the time to do just that! On Thursday, February 16th, any dine-in, takeout or delivery purchase at the Mt. Sterling Pizza Hut will help our Chorus as long as you present a coupon.  Please click on read more for coupon!  Thanks for helping out our Treblemakers! 
MSE Book Fair Family Night
Family Night at the Book Fair from 2:30 PM till 7:00 PM.  Come visit the book fair with your MSE student!  
MSE STLP Meeting
MSE STLP will meet each Wednesday from 2:30 till 3:30 in the Library. 
Treblemakers Perform at Luncheon

The month of April has been designated Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. A luncheon was held on April 24th at the Montgomery County Civic Center with several local community members in attendance. The Treble Makers from MSE performed for community members prior to releasing blue balloons to show support for Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.
 

MSE Treble Makers Choir
Treble Makers Choir meets every Thursday from 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM in the Music Room. 
MSE Picture Day
STLP Applications Available See Mrs. Rogers or Mrs. Elliott
Distinguished Lunch

Several Mt. Sterling Elementary students enjoyed a special lunch on April 24th for receiving a Distinguished rating on a recent common assessment.
 

JOBS! PERSONNEL! EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION!
STLP Appliciations Due
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.
 

MSE STLP News

STLP recently participated in the Winter Virtual Competition for the STATE Competition.  This competition included a wide variety of categories.  We had 10 entries in 8 different events.  While everyone did an excellent job, only one student is invited to compete with his project at the STATE competition in April.

Jossue Pacheco is invited to compete with his “Multimedia Content Product”.  He used Pivot (Stickman Figure) to create a really “cool” (the judge’s word) animation.  He will be competing in the final round of judging April 22nd at Rupp Arena.

MSE STLP News

Cookin’ with MSE

Presenters

Presley Cord, Shayna Garrett and Morgan Creech

    This year, our group project, Cookin’ with MSE has advanced to the STLP State Competition in Lexington.  It is a community service project benefitting the M & M Food Pantry.  We have held a successful food drive and hope to do more for the Pantry in the future.  We are currently putting together a school wide cookbook with donations going towards Pantry activities.

MSE Donuts for Dad

MSE hosted Donuts for Dad on Friday, March 28 and the event was a huge success. We had over 200 Dads that came to enjoy a donut and juice with their MSE students. Everyone had a great time!

Parent E-Link
Parent E-link has been posted to the website.  Click here to read
MSE AR Camp Out

                    

Mt. Sterling Elementary top AR point earners were rewarded with an overnight stay at their school. The top 12 boys and top 12 girls from the 3rd and 4th grades who had earned the most AR points up to March 1st were invited. Students were treated to dancing, basketball, a scavenger hunt with prizes, a night hike, supper, smores and popcorn, board games, and getting time to hang out with their teachers in a casual setting. Kids slept under the stars, or more like the lights, as boys and male chaperones slept in the gym and girls and female chaperones slept in the library. It was a lot of fun and a huge success, as well as a great motivation to get kids reading!

Notice: Website Maintenance
Due to maintenance of the school district website, school employees will not have the ability to post or update information from September 10th - 13th.  We are excited to share our new website "look" with you beginning on September 14th.

To receive messages via text about what is happening at MSE,

Text @080a3 to (804) 715-1446. You can

opt-out of messages at any time by

replying, 'unsubscribe @080a3'.

Muffins for Mom

Muffins for Mom

Our first Muffins for Mom was a huge success!  We had over 80 moms attend to eat, read a book, and listen to music with their children.  It was a great morning.

No School Monday, September 3rd
There will be no school on Monday, September 3rd due to the Labor Day holiday.
OPERATION REGISTRATION - Every Student Will be Registered!

Every student attending the Montgomery County Schools during the 2012-2013 school year will be registered during Operation Registration.  Click here for details and registration dates.
Parent E-Link
The weekly parent E-link has been posted....click here
September 12th Community Announcement!
Tune into Montgomery County media sources on September 12th for a community-wide announcement.
Parent E-Link
The Parent E-link has been posted...Click here
Montgomery County Schools Open House Schedule

Montgomery County Schools Open House Schedule is now available by clicking here.
Help us STUFF THE BUS!
If you would like to donate school supplies to be distributed to students in Montgomery County, please join our STUFF THE BUS campaign.  A school bus will be parked at locations throughout the community on July 16th - 20th to accept the donations.
Elementary Career Fair
An elementary career fair is planned for Friday, April 20th from 8:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Montgomery County High School Arena.  The theme is, "Spotlight on Careers." 
Jump Start Kindergarten - Mt. Sterling Elementary
Mt. Sterling Elementary will host Jump Start Kindergarten Monday, July 30th - Friday, August 3rd, 2012. Jump Start Kindergarten is provided at no cost to parents.
 
School Resumes August 16th!
Additional details about classes and back to school plans will be provided during Operation Registration (August 1-3) and in the August 2nd Mt. Sterling Advocate Back to School newspaper insert.
School Nutrition Menus
The School Nutrition staff has recently completed menus for the 2012-13 school year and will be updating website information accordingly. Click here to learn what meals the staff has planned for the first week.
2012-13 Supply Lists
Supply lists for kindergarten through 6th grade have been completed and posted under the parent dropdown box.  Click here to view.
Like us on Facebook!
The Montgomery County Schools has joined Facebook - www.facebook.com/MontgomeryCountySchools. "Like" us to receive current posts and information.
LEAP Into Chinese!
LEAP - Language Exploration Achievement Program

 Learn more about the Chinese language programs being implemented in the elementary schools across the district by clicking here!
Summer Camps - Updated
A number of summer camps are ongoing or set to begin soon.  Click here for more information.  (Be sure to scroll down to the second page also.)  Be sure to check the district news for details about the summer feeding program also.
Mt. Sterling Elementary Tornado Relief Efforts
The Mt. Sterling Advocate recently highlighted Mt. Sterling Elementary's efforts on behalf of tornado victims.  Click here to read the article.
STLP Success
Individuals and teams from across the district fared well in state Student Technology Leadership Program competition on March 22nd, including a history-making 100% score for Mt. Sterling Elementary student Boone Hart (pictured below) and a Top 20 in the state finish for the Camargo Bee Bots project (click Read More for picture).

Kindergarten Registration Dates Announced
Registration for kindergarten students for the 2012-13 school year will begin in March at the Clay Community Center. Click here for additional details.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
Thursday, March 1, Noon, Montgomery County Civic Center.  RSVP by February 24th.  Click here for details.
Spelling Bee
Congratulations to school spelling bee winners Madison Cline (McNabb), Karrah Barnes (Camargo), Jacob Conway, (Mt. Sterling Elementary), and Nate Turner (Mapleton).  Karrah Barnes was the county winner!  The county-wide spelling bee was broadcast on WMST radio on February 1st.  Karrah will participate in the state contest in Louisville in March.

AARP Grandparent Essay Winner
Congratulations to Mt. Sterling Elementary 5th grade student Nick Pidgorodetskiy who won the County AARP Grandparent Essay Contest hosted by the Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association.  Nick's essay also won at the  multi-county district level and advanced to state competition.

Contact Us

 
School Day
7:45-2:45
© 2018 Montgomery County Schools