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School Board Recognition Month

January is School 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, Mr. Bill R. Morgan, Ms. Carmela Fletcher-Green, Dr. Dan Freeman, and Mrs. Sharon Smith-Breiner.

Dr. Matt Thompson, Mr. Bill R. Morgan, Mrs. Alice Anderson, Ms. Carmela Fletcher-Green, Mrs. Sharon Smith-Breiner, and Dr. Dan Freeman

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Mapleton's First Holiday Shop Mapleton's Holiday Shop

Our 1st Mapleton Holiday Shop was a HIT!! The students had such a great time shopping for loved ones. We would like to send a big thank you to Stephanie Thompson, Donna Gray, Melissa Shepherd, Helen Patterson, Louise Summers, Lacy Supaongprapa, Frances Allen, Traci Ulery, Kristi Garrison, and several of our 5th grade students. Without all of their help, the holiday shop wouldn't have been possible. We hope everyone has an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas break and is able to spend some time with family and friends over the holiday. Relax and be ready to come back on January 3, 2019!


STLP Competition

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

Moving to state competition in April:

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


Mapleton's Student Leadership Teams - 11/30/18 Update Mapleton's Environmental Improvement Leadership Team

We are so proud of all of our fall student leadership teams at Mapleton!  Not only have they been leading the students and staff at Mapleton to support the success of our school, this year they have been focused on connecting to groups in the community that have the same goals.  The Safety Team has worked this fall with the various law enforcement groups and hosted them for a day of appreciation and focused on educating our students about bus safety.  The Civics Team has connected with the Kiwanis group to learn more about their role in our community, and the Environmental Improvement Team has been connected to our downtown revitalization team and Tourism Director.  These community leaders explained their role in improving our community.  The students also visited businesses spreading holiday cheer and decorations to share. 

EIT Team  EIT Team EIT Team


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.

First Nine Weeks Comes To A Succesful End!
Get Your Tickets Now - Community Family Event! Wizards
It's Already Court Day Time Fall Break

     It’s hard to believe it’s already time for fall break and Court Day! This month has been filled with so many amazing learning opportunities for our students with more to come this up-coming week. I can’t share enough about the wonderful experience the fourth grade students, parents, and staff had at the 4H Environmental Overnight Camp. To provide these hands-on learning activities for ALL of our fourth grade students is a memory they never forget. This opportunity began at Mapleton in 1999 and is stronger than ever thanks to the hard work and support from our parents, community, PTO and staff. Our fourth grade teachers spend months preparing for this event and as a result we all had a tremendous time this year. From archery, to wildlife studies, to fish-ing, to star gazing night hikes, the educational experienc-es were endless. This event like so many daily learning experiences here at Mapleton are possible because of the true spirit of teamwork. Thank you for all you do in mak-ing Mapleton GREAT for kids!

Hello October!! National Coffee with a Cop Day

What a great first week of October with lots of exciting events, we are looking forward to the activities planned for the next few weeks! Kona Ice will be here on Thursday the 11th. Remember, Friday, October 12th and Monday, October 15th, there will be no school as we enjoy Fall Break!

Mapleton is thankful for the support from our community leaders! On Wednesday, October 3rd, our student Safety Committee hosted local law enforcement officers and support agencies for "National Coffee with a Cop Day." This gave our students an opportunity to learn about the roles each group has with keeping our community/schools safe. Students also had a chance to share the work they do to support safety at Mapleton!


Welcome Mapleton's FRC Director Welcome Mapleton's New FRC Director

Mapleton proudly introduces Ms. Erin Shillington, our new FRC DIRECTOR!  Ms. Shillington is a graduate from Morehead State University, and has lived in Jeffersonville for the past nine years.  "While having several years of experience working with our community, I found myself with the realization that my heart was to provide for Montgomery County children and the resources they lacked on a daily basis. My goal here at Mapleton is to provide for our families and collaborate with our community to strengthen our children through prevention programs and services that are available. I look forward to working with your children this school year and should you need assistance and/or volunteer information please feel free to contact me at 859-497-8751."


Mapleton's Facebook Page Mapleton's Facebook Page

In order to continue to try to keep you up to date on school events, Mapleton now has its own Facebook page listing important activities and information.  The focus of this page is to keep families informed of all the amazing events at Mapleton and to help everyone feel uplifted.  Be sure to visit and “Like” the page to stay up to date on what exciting things are taking place each day!

Goal by October 31st — 500 LIKES



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.

WELCOME BACK! Welcome Back Mapleton Students 2018-19

Dear Mapleton Families,

      On behalf of everyone at Mapleton Elementary, I want to welcome everyone back to the new school year. We have had a very smooth start to the year filled with precious smiles and positive energy. Having the many volunteers the first day of school created a very successful beginning – Thank You!  We also are very thankful for those volunteers that helped decorate our school with the BE… theme decorations. I’m excited for the opportunities that await your child this year. Mapleton has a rich tradition of academic excellence combined with a dedicated staff committed to providing the students with a quality education.  PLEASE don’t be a stranger to our school. We want to welcome you and let you know how much we appreciate your support.  Contact our office or email if you want to volunteer in any way.  Please call, email, or stop by with any questions you may have. Our goal is to work together as partners to provide an amazing educational experience for     EVERY child! 

              - Dawn Cockrell, Mapleton Principal


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


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. 


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.

McNabb Student Shares His Talent With Mapleton Students

       On Wednesday, April 26, 2018, Ms. Jenkins invited Gabe Vivian (a student at McNabb Middle School) to instruct Mapleton Elementary on the characteristics of the bass. In music class, students have been classifying instruments into various families over the past few weeks.  Ms. Jenkins has had a desire to provide students with an opportunity to see how an instrument , like the bass, is part of the string family. Gabe brought his bass to Mapleton. He collaborated with Ms. Jenkins and provided the students a rich experience of this gigantic instrument and its unique sound. Gabe discussed the parts of the bass and how the string vibrate to produce high and low sounds. He played various songs and melodies and captivated our students. A big thank you goes out to Gabe for coming and sacrificing his time. We were able to provide instruction of the bass to all our students. You never know, after Gabe’s presentation, we may have future bass players among us!

mcnabb student

Mapleton Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!

I know I have repeatedly shared with you over these last three years that leading a school where the students’ success is the center of all we do is an honor, but this couldn’t be more evident at Mapleton!  I know from personal observation that the staff spends countless hours doing their job, not only arriving at school early but staying late and carrying work home with them. Mapleton will be celebrating Teacher and Staff appreciation week April 30—May 4th. Please join me this upcoming week in thanking the Mapleton staff for ALL the love and dedication they bring to our children each and every day!

-Dawn Cockrell, Mapleton Principal




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.

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:


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!


National School Breakfast Week

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

School Nutrition Staff and Mayor Gary Williamson

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


February Board Recognition

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

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

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

Microsoft Office Specialist Qualifiers: Kasey Berryman and Matthew Smith

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

Yes I Can Award: Nicholas Madrigal

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

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


A Message from the Superintendent Regarding School Safety

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



Social Media Rumor 2/22/18

This morning, Thursday, February 22, 2018, we learned of a rumor circulating on social media suggesting that a gun had been brought to Montgomery County High School.  This is completely untrue and has been investigated fully.  Again, the rumor is false. 

We encourage anyone with concerns to speak to an adult instead of sharing untrue rumors over social media which does nothing but make things worse.  Please discuss this with your children as well as model appropriate use of social media for them. 

Again, concerns should be shared with an adult at school or by reporting to our Montgomery County Schools talk and text tip line at 859-279-4300.  Thank you for helping to be part of the solution in stopping untrue rumors from being shared on social media.

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.

PTO Daddy/Daughter Event Mapleton PTO Daddy/Daughter Dance

PTO Daddy/Daughter Dance

This event is still scheduled even though school was canceled on Friday.

Saturday, February 3rd - Mapleton Girls and a special father figure guest


Cost is $5.  Mapleton girls get in free.

Mapleton Elementary (Please enter through the middle courtyard doors.)

Light refreshments will be served.  One free souvenir photo of each daughter will be taken.

Check out the volunteer link to support this event:  http://signup.com/go/idPWhYP



Mapleton PTO Mother/Son Basketball Event PTO Mother/Son Event

Mother & Son Fun Night!

This event is still scheduled even though there was no school today.  

Friday, February 2nd (6:00- Girl's Game; 7:15 - Boy's Game)

MCHS Arena

Mapleton boys get in free with an adult chaperone.

Look for a designated cheering section.  Prizes and special events are scheduled.  Bring along some signs to cheer on our high school Indians for a win against Paris!


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.

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.

Appreciation Breakfast

To show their appreciation, Mapleton held a breakfast for maintenance and custodial staff on Thursday (11/16/17). Over the summer, Maintenance worked on Mapleton’s rock garden by the front entrance; for that reason, the Environmental Improvement Team painted rocks to give to maintenance so they could add their rocks to the garden. Earlier this year all Mapleton students and staff added their own painted rocks to this special spot. We give thanks for our maintenance and custodial staff’s hard work and dedication to the students of Montgomery County Schools.

Maintenance Appreciation Breakfast   Rock garden at Mapleton


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.


Fall Update Information: Student-Led Conference Night

         What a wonderful week at Mapleton! Students were so excited with the dress up days for Red Ribbon Week – say NO to drugs. It was wonderful seeing all the families here last night for our Student-Led Conference and Spotlight Night! We had an amazing turnout for all the events. We have placed a major focus this year on students truly understanding their growth and owning their data. They have continued to keep their student data notebooks like they have in past years, but we are providing times throughout the year for them to meet with student data partners and discuss their goals and their growth toward their goals. We also wanted you to be an active part of this process too and that’s why we arranged the special event last night. You can schedule a conference at any time to review their data notebook. Just send a note to their teacher. Thank you for all you do to support your child's academic success here at Mapleton!

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.


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.


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


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!


Welcome Letter - Dawn Cockrell, Principal
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

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)



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.


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. 


REMINDER Monday, February 20th - "Internet Safety - Keeping Your Child Safe Online"

To All Parents/Guardians:

Please join us Monday, February 20th at 8:00 a.m. in the Mapleton library for our second Coffee With The Counselor Session - "Internet Safety - Keeping Your Child Safe."  A representative from the Kentucky Center for School Safety will lead this valuable session.  Coffee and doughnuts will be served.  



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.


Mapleton students and staff have many exciting February events planned.  Our year long service learning initiative "Mapleton Gives Back - Service Through The Seasons" continues in February.  February's theme is "Connecting With Good Health - Building a Healthy Heart Inside and Out."  The following activities will be a focus for this month's theme:  

  • Practical Living Lessons - focus on Lifetime Physical Wellness & Nutrition
  • Hoops for Heart Collection (2/13-2/24).  This initiative is VERY special to our Mapleton family.  It will kick off on Monday, February 13th.  A former Mapleton students, now in 5th grade, will be our guest of honor.  She will share her brave story about being a successful heart donor recipient one year ago!  
  • RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) Week - 2/13-2/17.  Many special events and dress up days will occur this week as well as special kindness games, stories, and even secret  student kindness agents.
  • Dental Brushing Challenge/Dental Health Week - 2/20-2/24
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No School tomorrow, January 30th

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


Mapleton PTO Daddy/Daughter Dance - Volunteers Needed

   Mapleton PTO will be hosting a Daddy Daughter  Dance on Saturday, February 4th from 6 p.m.- p.m. Volunteers are needed to help setup, serve refreshments, help with photo booth, and cleanup. Donations of cookies are also needed. Please follow the link below to see all the details and sign up to help or donate!



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 School Board Appreciation month.  Our Board members receive no pay for their dedicated efforts. They not only volunteer their time and effort for our local schools, but they also speak up for our system of public education on a statewide level. They are your neighbors, and they care.

      These public servants sit through meetings, read detailed reports, listen to parents’ concerns, and do the hard work to benefit the students and the community at large. They bring a variety of skills and backgrounds to their task, and they take their responsibilities seriously. And the whole community benefits from their vigilance in providing good schools.

       Each January, we pause in our regular activities to say thank you to these dedicated volunteers. We appreciate their generous sharing of time and energy on behalf of our children and our communities. Local school board members are an all-star team, focused on our schools. Join Mapleton Elementary in celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January by expressing your support and gratitude to them.


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


January News Update

          Our first weeks into the New Year have been smooth.  The students returned ready and eager to continue with their learning and with lots of exciting stories to share.  In the next couple of weeks we will be sending our midyear Discovery Education testing results home with each student.  This information will show student’s beginning and midyear scores in reading and math so you can review their progress. One major key to academic success is good attendance.  Being at school on time and attending school regularly helps students to succeed with their academic growth.  We have 43 students that have not missed a day or been tardy the first half of the school year!  If they continue to maintain this goal, they will be participating in “Dash For Cash” at the end of the year!  Congratulations to our 43 students!

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.

A Message From The Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians of Mapleton Students,

     As we prepare for the winter break, I would like to take this opportunity to wish each of you and your families a most happy, healthy holiday season!  I hope that you will be able to relax and enjoy some special times with your children.  As always, I'm so proud of how hard they have been working each and every day.  Thank you for the gift of sharing your child with us.  I am so blessed to work every day in a place that's 100%  student centered and have such great support from our families and community.  I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

Dawn Cockrell, Principal


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.



What an amazing tribute on Friday in honor of Veteran’s Day.  The silhouette routine, Tony’s special music, the sign language, cadence routine, … – left me speechless.  Having these special experiences to share together makes me so thankful I am in this career – one that’s far beyond a paycheck and time clock.  Thank you so much to our activity teachers for all the long hours and creative thinking they dedicated to make this possible for our students, our families, our staff, and those who have served or currently serving in our armed forces.  This annual event will long be remembered by our students along with the lessons of understanding our teachers provide daily regarding what our great country represents and the people who serve to protect it.  Happy Veterans Day!




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



On behalf of the staff and students of Mapleton Elementary, I am thrilled to announce the results of our 2015-16 state K-PREP assessment.  Mapleton Elementary made a 20.3 point increase in our overall accountability score (64.0 in 2014-15 to 84.3 in 2015-16).  Mapleton Elementary’s state classification increased from a “Proficient” school to a

“School of Distinction/High Progress School.” 

This is the highest classification a school can receive.  A “High Progress” school is a school that has met it’s annual measurable objective, met the participation rate requirement, and is in the TOP 10 percent of improvement. 

Mapleton now ranks 44th out of 712 elementary schools in the state of Kentucky.  These results just further support the truly wonderful events I see occur on a daily basis here at Mapleton.  As I have shared many times—leading a school where the students’ success is the center of all we do is an honor.

To celebrate the success, students joined in a pajama day on Friday and the fourth grade students led a recognition parade as we congratulated them for a job well done.  Individual award events will be scheduled for mid October.   


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.


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.


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.


Mapleton Elementary Principal Announced

Mrs. Dawn Cockrell has been named principal at Mapleton Elementary.  Click here to read the news release.


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.



Mapleton Principal Survey for Parents/Guardians

Mapleton Parents and Guardians,

                For this school year the principal position has been filled on an interim basis by Mrs. Dawn Cockrell.  The position can now be filled permanently.  The Mapleton School Based Decision Making Council wants your input on the characteristics you feel are important for our next principal to possess.  If you have multiple children at Mapleton please only complete one survey.  Thank you.



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


 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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.



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.

Saftey Survey

SAFETY SURVEY (Parents Complete)          

Mapleton is participating in a safety review conducted by the KY Center for School Safety.  Suggestions from the survey will be used to update our Emergency Response Manual.  Parents please go online and complete a short survey using the following link: 


. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MontgomeryCo-MapletonElem-PARENTS

Yearbook Contest Winners

Carley Compten and Ashlyn McCarty won this year's yearbook cover contest.  The theme "Heroes of Good Character" were beautifully illustrated by the girls.  Their work will be the covers of the yearbook sold in spring.  Mrs. Cockrell awarded both students with a Mapleton Sweatshirt for their great work!


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


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.

Honoring Our Military

Veteran's Day at Mapleton this year was a memorable and meaningful program. Over a hundred members of our community attended the program along with students and staff of Mapleton Elementary.

Third Grade students danced to a classic USO tune "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and performed a flag routine during the National Anthem. 


Fall Beauty

A very BIG Thank you to Becky Bigstaff at Montgomery County Greenhouse for donating  the outside fall decorations  for Mapleton. We truly appreciate your generosity in helping make Mapleton beautiful  for our staff and students.


MCHS SERVE Volunteer at Mapleton

On 10/26 Montgomery County High School SERVE students volunteered in the Family Resource Center. The volunteers packed food donated by Mapleton’s students for the Weekend Backpack Program. Others also cut out angels for the community Angel Tree program.


Thanks Diana, for sending so many students!  They were such a blessing.

Red Ribbon Week

Monday-Crazy Sock Day – “Sock it to Drugs!”

Tuesday-Wear Black-“Black out Drugs”

Wednesday-Wear your favorite Sports Team “Team up Against Drugs”

Thursday-Wear jeans-“I’m a Jean-ious b/c I say no to drugs!”

Friday-Dress as your favorite book character- "Characters Care"


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.

Early Colonial American Studies

A traveling hands on museum spent time at Mapleton Elementary this month.  Students were able to experience colonial life by stepping into their shoes.


Environmental Camp 2015

A big thank you to Mapleton PTO and Montgomery County 4H for their support of Environmental Camp.  Every 4th grader who wanted to go to camp was able to attend the overnight field trip to North Central 4H Camp where they met raptors, reptiles, bees, fish, mamals, and a life changing experience in the great outdoors.

Kindergarten at the Pumpkin Patch

Mapleton Kindergarten visited Two Sisters Pumpkin Patch to learn about animal and plant life.

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.

Reading FUN!

2nd Annual Reading Fair & Book Character Day

  Friday, October 30, 2015 

 This voluntary activity is open to all grade levels.

Students prepare a display board and report on a book to be displayed and judged in the gym.  Ask your teacher for rules and guidelines.

Students and Staff also dress as their favorite literary characters! 

 Presentation boards are on sale in the Library for $2.50 each morning.

Pictures of students doing their presentations will be emailed to parents using the address given on Infinite Campus.  Contact Mrs. Caterine Rush if the photo isn't recieved.


Judging and prizes are being provided by the Kentucky Reading Association.

Opera In School

The Schmidt Opera Outreach Program from the Universtiy of Kentucky visited Mapleton to perform, "Three Billy Goats Gruff".Metzo Soprano, Kelly from Indiana;Dandini, a tenor from Missouri; Lucy, a soprano from Louisville and Johnathon, a baritone from Chicago sang with the accompiment of Savana on piano for an awsome presentation that had students trilled and thinking.  The emotional language of music is the perfect way to open up discussions about bullying.


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.

Library News

 October 24-30,2015


Family Night

Family Dinner Night

Parent Teacher Confrences

October 22,2015

4-H National Youth Science Day

Mapleton Elementary is a registered participant in National Youth Science Day.  Montgomery County Extention has purchased kits for Motion Comotion.  As students learn about Newton's Laws of Motion they apply physics to every day life.  Look for the student booth at our Health Fair to learn more. 

Parenting Sessions

 Mapleton hosted their second Born Learning parent workshop on 10/26.  The session focused on building relationships with adults to help children learn. Jen Jenkins, Mapleton’s music teacher, helped the parents incorporate music to help building a relationship with their child.   


Learn more about this program (Click Here)



Fall Festival

Mapleton Elementary

Oct. 24,2015


Spirit Cards on Sales Success

Mapleton students met their sales goal to sell 1500 Spirit Cards for PTO.  Mrs. Cockrell was true to her word applied a layer of shocking red lipstick

and kissed Piggy Smalls. 











 When students sold 2175 cardst Mr. Whitaker got in the act and kissed a visiting goat!  He didn't wear lipstick.

Theater in the Classroom

Missula Children's Theater visited Mapleton Elementary to lead a workshop with students on the elements of drama. A big thank you to the Council for the Arts for funding this valuable experience for all Montgoemry County students!

Learn more about the traveling orgization at http://mctinc.org/


Career Fair (Third and Fourth Grade)

Third and fourth grade students will travel to MCHS auditorium on Wednesday, September 30th to participate in a district wide elementary career fair.  

High Attendance Day

Mapleton Staff  encouraged good attendance, and positive attitudes on September 24.  We were the top elementary in the county in attendance with 96.89% of our students in school!  Activities included a cool treat at recess, a concert, animal visitors, and dancing!

The coolest concert by The Wulf Brothers Paul, Jeffrey, and Rodney.  The  American Spirit was the musical theme students enjoyed music that played a role in American History! http://www.wulfebros.com/index.htm

Our patriotic staff joined in the performance by representing each branch of the military.


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.

Tryouts for Missoula Children's Theatre

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 Attendance Day

Get Ready to Celebrate

September 24, 2015 !!!!!

High School Lock Down 9/3/2015



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.



Rocky Franz                                                               


Montgomery County High School


Matthew D. Thompson


Montgomery County Schools

Food Service

Meals Planned for Mapleton Elementary

Menu click here

Labor Day

No School in Montgomery County

Monday, September 7,2015

Fall Picture Day

September 23, 2015

Grandparents Lunch


Each grade level would like to invite grandparents to come for lunch with their grandchild on the following days.

Kindergarten 9-14-15 12:25

First Grade 9-15-15  10:25

Second Grade 9-16-15   11:00

Third Grade 9-17-15   12:00

Fourth Grade 9-18-15  11:30

Remember to enter the building using the courtyard door to sign in for lunch.  You do not need to go to the classrooms.    They will walk past you in the hall.  Classes come into the hallway only a few at a time.  The above times are when each grade level begins to enter the cafeteria.    You may join the line as you see your special student.  Please bring exact change.  Student lunches are free but visitor lunches are $3.25 each.

Grading Periods

First 9 Weeks

Midterm Ends 9-11-2015

Progress Reports sent home 9-14-2015

Environmental Camp 2015

Attention  parents of 4th graders

The first parent chaperone meeting was held on September 3,2015 for all parents who wish to attend Environmental Camp with their 4th graders.  For further information, please contact Cavana Warner at 497-8752. 

Spirit Cards on Sale Now

Mapleton Elementary PTO is holding their annual SPIRIT CARD sale.  Funds will be used for many special student events.  Each card is sold for $10.  Sales will continue until September 8, 2015.

If you would like to purchase a card, please contact a Mapleton family or PTO 497-8752




Volunteer Orientation Schedule

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

Information Specialist Announced

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

Preschool Open House Scheduled

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

Local Teachers Selected for National Workshop on African American Gullah Culture

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

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.

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.

Mapleton Elementary Offers School Readiness Workshops for Montgomery County Families

Mapleton Elementary is offering a free parent workshop series to help families in Montgomery County ensure their young children are prepared for school.  Click here to read more.

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.

Jump Start Kindergarten at Mapleton Elementary

Jump Start Kindergarten at Mapleton Elementary is scheduled for Monday, July 27th - Wednesday, July 29th. The program will run daily from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Registration packets will be mailed to all incoming kindergarten students who are currently enrolled to attend in the fall. If you would like for your child to participate or if you have questions regarding the program, please contact Leslee Toy at 859-497-8752 or by email at leslee.toy@montgomery.kyschools.us


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. 

Open House

Kindergarten Monday, August 10,2015 from 5:30 – 7:00 Meet in the gym first for an introduction to our school by Mrs. Harris and informational booths for transportation, food service, and programs.

First through fourth grades Tuesday, August 11,2015 from 5:30 – 7:00  Parents are welcome to go directly to classrooms.  There will be informational booths set up in the gym from 5:30-7:00.


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.

Mapleton School House Rocks

A new Mapleton 4th grade tradition, students performed learning songs a insturmental solos.

Parent M-Link

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


Academic Heros

Students take on the hero's challenge to use good work habits at home and at school!

MoCo High School Heroes in sports as well as outstanding character and academics share their secret to success.  Meanwhile, Spidey encourages good behavior.


Student Technology Leadership Program Competes on the state level with several projects.Students traveled to Morehead and Lexington this year.

Academic Team

Mapleton's Academic Team placed 2nd in the quick recall tournament and 1st in the FPS tournament.

Art Program

Montgomery County winners of the Jim Claypool Conservation Art contest were all Mapleton students this year!  First place Ollie Fagenbush, second Jake Lawill, and third place Shyanne Lawson .  Shirley Ginter, Art teacher at Mapleton, was named Outstanding Conservation Teacher of the Year in the Montgomery County Conservation District for her dedication to teaching conservation of natural resources through art.

Science Club

Mapleton  Elementary Science Club attended the 2015 Kentucky Youth Energy Awards in Frankfort where they were recognized for an outstanding 2014-2015 energy program.  Six students represented the cub of 52 children.  These six students had the highest participation as the club worked on their project, Energy Rocks.  Mapleton 3rd and 4th grademembers lead others in an energy education program, school wide recycling, Science Fair, Energy Audit of Mapleton, finding ways to make our school more energy efficient and a reusable bag campaign.  (Pictured Ben Thomerson, Kiah Goodpaster, Emily Zink, Jacob Mullins, Ian Morales, Hallie Conley.  Standing behind them is club sponsor Sheila Baker.)

Dates to Remember for Students

May 29, 2015 Last Day of School

August 13,2015 First Day of the New School Year!!!!!

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.



Mapleton Receives Born Learning Grant


Mapleton Elementary, through its Family Resource Center, is the recipient of a $5,600 Born Learning Academy grant aimed at creating early learning opportunities for young children. Mapleton Principal Stephanie Harris and Mapleton/Mt. Sterling Elementary Family Resource Center Director, Danielle Pleasant, were present in Frankfort on April 24th for the Born Learning grant announcement.

Kentucky Proud

National author, Mark Wayne Adams; a native of Dawson Springs, Kentucky, shared his talent with all Mapleton students as he talked about writing, illustrating, and good work habits. Many students left with signed copies of books as part of his program to encourage young readers. 

Parent M-Link

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


2nd Grade

The two Mary Poppins open the Mickey Mouse Play for 2nd grade as Hewy and Dewy Duck get up to mischief.  A Mapleton tradition for over 25 years!  Jen Jenkins, Mapleton's own Music/Drama teacher, emceed the show in character with the help of 

More pictures on page 2


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.

Spring Is Here!!!!


The Science Lab Incubator has new arrivals. Students will be comparing the life cycles of several animals.  It is very exciting!  See the latest on the web link below.

Monday Rhode Island Red Egg #9 Hatches

Tuesday Sleepy Chick

Wednesday Hatching Plymoth Rock Chick

Thursday 20 Chicks


Check back daily for new video!

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.

Mapleton Elementary is a Kentucky School of Distinction!
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.

Black History Month

Sir Rod will be back in the house on Feb. 27th.  This year we will be singing with him in a memorable musical number!


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

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.


Science News

Science Club All groups for will meet Feb. 16 till 4:00 in the Science Lab. Bring your songs and music.

Science Fair will be March 19,2015. Any student may pick up a direction packet in the Science Lab. All fourth and some third grade students will be completing a project for homework credit.

Display boards will be on sale in the morning for $2.50 each. Mrs. Baker will set up in the Art Room with Smencil sales. Parents may send cash or check for the exact amount.



Mapleton Elementary is required to have a minority parent representative on our School Based Decision Making Council. The SBDM Council meets monthly at 4:00 p.m. Meetings rarely last more than two hours, and this council makes important decisions about the school and the education of the children it serves. If you are interested in being a valuable part of your child’s education, please contact Mrs. Harris to discuss this position. She will be happy to answer your questions and explain how you can serve our school and students.

Music Notes


On February 27, our third graders will perform as we honor Black History Month.

On March 19, our fourth graders will perform. They are currently creating instruments out of "trash." They will accompany the science fair that day/ evening as they do a number to "Trashing the Camp" and "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." The performance will revolve around an environmental theme to enhance the science fair that day/evening. (More information to come...)

On March 26 at 6:00 p.m., second graders will put on the annual Mickey Mouse play. Mark your calendars!

Ms. Jenkins and the students look forward to seeing you! Come and enjoy!

Jump Rope for Heart

We are thrilled to be supporting the American Heart Association to help teach our students and families how to take care of their hearts through the Jump Rope For Heart program. On February 13, students will bring home their JRFH packet. You can collect donations by using the packet envelop or you can set up an on-line account by going to www.heart.org/jump  (and click register today). All donations will be due on Friday, March 6. Please do not send donations back before the due date. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Whitney Lee, PE teacher, at whitney.lee@montgomery.kyschools.us.

Parents/Guardians of Mapleton Students:

As many of you are already aware, Mr. Barrier has been named the new Director of Law Enforcement for Montgomery County Schools. While this is clearly an excellent choice, it has left a very important part of the Mapleton leadership team in need of a replacement for the next several months.

After much consideration, I have chosen Mr. Tom Orme, retired elementary teacher, to fill the position of SAM at Mapleton Elementary. Our SBDM Council was also in agreement with this decision, and the staff has overwhelmingly expressed their support for Mr. Orme in this capacity.

Mr. Orme has accepted this opportunity with much excitement and is looking forward to the new challenge. We know the students will miss Mr. Barrier, but he will still maintain contact with the students through his responsibilities and duties as our Director of Law Enforcement.

I hope you will join us in our support of these changes as we come closer to the end of another successful school year at Mapleton!


Stephanie Harris, Principal

Art Smells!!!!!!!!!!!!

Smencils are Here!

These pencils are made of recycled newspaper have tempting scents.  Money made from this project will buy art supplies.

Smell  + Pencil = Smencil

Mrs. Ginter will be selling Smencils from the art room each morning between 7:15 and 7:45. The cost is $1 each.

Pie Peddler

Support Mapleton Elementary and have a yummy pie!!!!!!!

Kickoff for sales Feb. 17,2015

Superintendent Screening Committee

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


Family Function

Daddy-Daughter Dance

The PTO  sponsored  a Daddy-Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. All Mapleton girls were invited to attend with their fathers or other significant male role model. Thank your for donations of nut-free cookies.

School Will Be In Session On February 16th

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


Parent M-Link

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


Chromebooks Have Arrived in Montgomery County

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


No School - January 8th

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


No School - Martin Luther King Day

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

Outgoing Board Member Reception

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

Christmas is Coming

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


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.


Mapleton Sweatshirts On Sale Now

Sweatshirts are on sale to raise funds for the Science Program.  You may choose from hooded pocket ($25.00) or hooded zip jacket ($30).  Send orders with child name, homeroom, and size youth or adult.  Checks can be made to Mapleton Elementary.

Pullover                                 Zip

Download an orderform here




Rockets to the Rescue!

Montgomery County 4-H provided training and supplies to participate in the National Youth Science Day in October. Fourth grade students at Mapleton Elementary made paper rockets to solve an engineering dilemma. In Science Lab class, students designed, tested and collected data on their propulsion systems to evaluate their own success.


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.



No School on Tuesday, November 4th

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


Mapleton Honors Local Heros

As part of Red Ribbon Week, students and staff dressed up as super heros as they honored real life local heros!


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.


Red Ribbon Week


Oct. 27 Theme: Smarty Pants Don’t Do Drugs: Students and Staff will dress up like Nerds/ Bookworms. Drug Prevention Information to be distributed to parents. Students and Staff will receive their RED RIBBONS for the week.


Oct. 28 Theme: Super Hero Day! Students and Staff dress up like Super Heroes. Host a breakfast for local law enforcement for their help with drug prevention. Assembly: To speak to children about drug prevention.


Oct. 29 Theme: I “Mustache” You Not To Do Drugs! Students and Staff will wear fake mustaches and Silly Socks.


Oct. 30 Theme: Wacky and Tacky. Students and Staff will be asked to dress wacky and tacky.


Oct. 31 Theme: My Character Counts, I Don’t Do Drugs. Students and Staff will dress as their favorite book character(s). Halloween Party (Homerooms) Reading Fair

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.



PJ Day

Wear your PJs to school

Thursday, September 18,2014 

to celebrate Mapleton!!!

  Several staff members will get

a pie in the face

to reward high student Spirit Card Sales for our Family Resource Center. 

You won't want to miss this!!!!!!!


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.

Grandparents' Week At Mapleton

Grandparents’ Day Lunch 2014

Mapleton grandparents are invited to eat lunch with their grandchildren next week. Each grade will have its own day:

Monday, September 8  Kindergarten - 10:25

Tuesday, September 9  First Grade - 11:00

Wednesday, September 10  Second Grade - 12:30

Thursday, September 11  Third Grade - 12:00

Friday, September 12  Fourth Grade - 11:30

Please be here five to ten minutes early and check in at the front desk. The cost of the meal is $3.25 and the cafeteria staff asks that you bring exact change.

We hope to have a large number of grandparents (or other significant adults in your child’s life). The students love to have guests for lunch!

Monday, September 8 Kindergarten

See the photo gallery for more pictures!

Family Night

Family Night with Leigh Ann Florence will be held Tuesday, September 16,2014 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Mt. Sterling Elementary cafeteria. Mapleton and Mt. Sterling students and families will share this family night. Ms. Florence will share her story and even bring her special guests!






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.

Environmental Camp

Parent meeting for 4th grade Environmental Camp will be held August 28,2014 in the library.  Parents of 4th graders intrested in attending Environmental Camp with their child should plan to attend.   6:00PM in the Library

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.


Sign and Return

Title One Compact

We’re excited to begin another great year at Mapleton. As a staff, we will provide varied learning opportunities for students. We encourage students to work cooperatively with staff, parents, and classmates. As a parent, please encourage your child’s efforts and reinforce high expectations. Please read, sign, and return the Title 1 Student/Teacher/Parent Learning Compact located in your child’s communication folder. All compacts must be signed and returned by August 22, 2014. This compact will also be on display in our front hallway. Please feel free to contact a Mapleton staff member for additional information. We look forward to working with you to create the best possible learning environment for your child.


PTO Meeting

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Join us in the Library at 6:00 p.m.

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.


School Supplies

School supply lists are posted under the newsletter tab to the right.


Open House

August 4th

Kindergarten Orientation: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

K, 1st, & 4th grade:          6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

August 5th

     2nd & 3rd grade:               6:00 - 7:30 p.m.


Mapleton Elementary Library

Summer Hours:

 Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Check out books
Take AR tests


2014-2015 School Year


August 7, 2014

Mapleton Elementary
809 Indian Mound Drive
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
(859) 497-8752

Tardy bell rings at 7:30 AM and dismissal is at 2:35 PM


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.

Last Day of School

The last day of school for students in Montgomery County is June 6,2014.

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.


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.

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!


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!

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.

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.

Camp Kaleidoscope 2014

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


Kentucky NEED Youth Awards

A group of students represented Mapleton Elementary at Kentucky NEED Youth Awards in Frankfort on April 24th.  Mapleton participated in a Next Generation Science Standards program to learn about energy and increase efficiency in our school and our community.  Students and the school were awarded certificates.


UK Dental Bus Visits

The UK Dental Bus visited Mapleton Elementary on April 23rd and provided 41 services for 10 students.  The bus is scheduled to return in May.

Miss Kentucky Visits District

The reigning Miss Kentucky, Jenna Day, has visited with several school in the district during April.  She spoke with students at Camargo Elementary, Mapleton Elementary and the Montgomery County Intermediate School.  She spoke with students about positive self-image, self-esteem and the importance of education.

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.


Mickey Mouse Play

2nd grade performed Disney songs and special acts for their Mickey's Clubhouse on April 17,2014.


Students prepare for the traditional opening march.

If you took a good picture at the show and would like to share it.  Please e-mail it to :


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.


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.

Conservation Poster Contest Winners

2014 Mission H2O Conservation Poster Contest Winners

Principal Stephanie Harris awarding school winners.  David Flora won second place in Montgomery County and first place for Mapleton.  Madison Denniston won second place for Mapleton and Kate Robertson won third place for our school!



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



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.


Too Good for Drugs

Photo: Officer Rita Ballard, Officer Shane Parker, and Deputy Buddy taught Too Good For Drugs to Mapleton’s 4th grade students.

Officer Rita Ballard, Officer Shane Parker, and Deputy Buddy taught Too Good For Drugs to Mapleton’s 4th grade students on March 13th.


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.


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.


Science Fair

This year's theme is ENERGY. March 20,2014 students will teach mini lessons on energy sources . Presentations by utilities and energy businesses will give students  insight into industry and careers. Some super scientists have been working up individual projects at home to present to the school and community. Judging will be from 7:30am to 2:00pm. Parents and friends are invited to see finished products from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Mapleton Family Night.

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.


Mapleton Students - DAR Winners

The regional chapter of the Kentucky Society of Daugthers of the American Revolution, Jemima Johnson, has selected winners in the annual DAR contest from 506 regional entries from students in grades 1-4. Winners from Mapleton Elementary included: Hallie Conley (3rd grade) - Short Story; Cheyanne Mahan and Gaby Swango (both 4th grade) - Stamp Design; and Taylor Arnold (4th grade) - Poem. These winners' entries will be forward to state competition for additional judging. Congratulations!


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.


Mapleton Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to Mapleton Spelling Bee Winners. Drew Carty is the school champion and will advance to district competition on February 27th. Darrien Owens is Mapleton's runner up.


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.


Double The Success

Move over Harrison twins, the Vincents are here.  The University of Kentucky may have Andrew and Aaron Harrison to bolster its athletic program, but the Montgomery County School System is blessed to have the Vincent twins, Caitlyn and Alyson, to promote excellence in academics.  Caitlyn teaches second grade at Mapleton Elementary, and Alyson, who married recently and is now Alyson Hill, teaches 6th grade English at the Montgomery County Intermediate School.  Click here to read the complete article.



Weather Watchers

Fourth graders took part in a weather lesson by Jason Myers from Channel 36 news team. Students are studying a unit on weather and climate. A big thank you to WTVQ for their support of Mapleton Elementary!


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


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.


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.



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.


No School

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


Holiday Cheer

Teachers and students dressed for holiday cheer.  Pictured above are the teachers and teacher's aids of Kindergarten.


School resumes January 6,2014

STLP Project

Student Technology Leardership Program Project being presented in the District Showcase at Morehead State University.Students wrote

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.

Winter Newsletter 2013

Health and Wellness
Helpful Information from Montgomery County Schools
District Health Services


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.


Honoring Our Veterans

November 8, 2013 Mapleton Elementary students Honored Veterans in a program.  The children invited community to attend the program and reception in celebration of Veteran's Day. 4th grade students performed songs, flag chorography and marched cadence.  A slide show of veterans we hold dear in our hearts was exhibited as a former student returned to play a trombone solo.  MCHS Jr ROTC presented the flags and demonstrated folding the flag with all the symbolic steps of the process.  Mapleton students reported the significance of November 11 .  Guest speakers shared their experience as veterans.  The school burst into a standing ovation as they recognized those veteran's present for their service to our country.


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.

Parents Wecome

“Reading Partner Workshop”
Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. @ Camargo Elementary
“Powell’s Priority: “iRead to Succeed” is a district initiative designed to help every student become a more effective and successful reader. If you desire to join our team and partner with us, we would like to invite you to join us for a “Reading Partner Workshop.” At this workshop you will discover how vital your role as a volunteer is, and you will be given the tools you need to succeed.
Thank you,
Jeff Perkins
Unit of Study Kick Off
As part of our African Culture Humanities Unit, guest drummers visited Mapleton Elementary. Bi-Otka African Drumming and Dancing group is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Their energy and rhythm were contagious. Students and teachers took the floor to dance with them! In the following weeks Humanities teachers will present lessons on the Art and Music of the content to support Core Content for Elementary Students.


Family Night

Family Night

A Night to Eat Dinner with Your Children

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Come enjoy a casual meal and fellowship with your family and neighbors. In addition to food and fun, we’ll have some drawings for prizes/books. AR Family Night, and a homework helper work-shop from 4:00-5:00 or 6:00-7:00 will also take place during this time. We will have members from the MCADAPT committee, KYASAP, Gateway Community Action, a K9 officer along with a K9 dog, and our School Resource Officers will be on hand during the dinner to answer any questions concerning drugs and alcohol. Stop by the Library Media Center to get caught reading! Students who visit the library to read and take AR tests will be entered for prize drawings throughout Family Night. Show your support for your school library! Please visit the library to show your support for Mapleton's Library Media Center by signing the Declaration for the Rights to Libraries!

University of Kencucky Opera
University of Kentucky Opera performed for Mapleton Elementary Students on Thursday.  Their version of “Jack and the Bean Stalk” used classic opera to musically retell the story in an innovative and charming presentation.  Students were enchanted with the stage business that changed the actors into giants and climbing vines.  We thank the Arts Center for sponsoring this experience for our children!
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.


Behavior Reward Concert

The Wulfe Brother's Performed for students with good behavior the first nine weeks of school!  Their Kentucky themed music had the crowd dancing and singing along.


see more pictures in our Photo Galleries

Environmental Camp
4th Grade Students attended Environmental Camp at North Central 4-H Camp in Carslile, Kentucky.  This two day one night field trip featured courses on Bees, Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, Fish, and pioneer living.  A night hike gave students an oppurtunity to explore night vision and color, observe constellations, and call Kentucky owls.

See more pictures in our Photo Galleries.

Mrs. Harris Gets Slimed
Top Spirit Card Sellers Slimed Mrs. Harris!

See more pictures in our Photo Galleries

Celebrating Successes
Kindergarten performed at Fall Festival and again for the KPREP recognition assembly.


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.


Book Fair

Kick off the Fall Book Fair

at the Fall Festival

Fall Book Fair October 7-11 7:30 am-3:00 pm.  Students will attend the book fair on their activity days as well.

Let's Celebrate!

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


Fall Festival

Mapleton Elementary Fall Festival Oct. 5, 2013

Games, food and activities planned as PTO fund-raiser

MOUNT STERLING, Ky. – Start saving your ticket money, because the Mapleton Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will host the Mapleton Fall Festival this Saturday, Oct. 5, with food, fun, games and the annual crowning of the royal court.

click on title to read more


Picture Day


Individual and class pictures

will be taken

October 9. 2013


Yankee Candle Sales
Raise Funds with Mapleton Elementary PTO and come out smelling like a rose.  Students are selling Yankee Candles till October 7,2013.


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.


Spirit Card Sales

Mapleton FRC is sponsoring Spirit Card Sales.  Students will benefit from the funds raised.  The above prize board lists some of the prizes available for sales.  Spirit Cards are reusable coupons for local businesses.

Operation Power Pack

Montgomery County has joined in the fight against child hunger by providing weekend food packs to select children at schools every Friday.

Mapleton will be collecting food to help with Operation Power Pack.  We will be taking donations from August 29 through September 12. The food packs include:


  • Granola bars/breakfast bars
  • Individual cereal boxes
  • Donuts
  • Canned soup
  • Peanut butter
  • Crackers/animal crackers
  • Fruit bars/fruit cups
  • Macaroni and cheese in a cup
  • Ramen noodles
  • Poptarts
  • Any single-serving healthy snack for kids
  • Individual chip bags
  • Gummy fruit snacks


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Danielle Pleasant in the Family Resource Center at 497-8751.

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.


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.


Volunteer Opportunities

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


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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.



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


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.


2013-2014 School Year

First Day of School for Students

August 15,2013

Find more dates on the District Calendar coolhttp://www.montgomery.kyschools.us/UserFiles/2/13-14%20Calendar.pdf

Back-to-School Nights

Kindergarten, 2nd, and 3rd Grade   August 6,2013 6:00-7:00 pm  

1st and 4th Grades August 8,2013 6:00-7:00 pm

Meet teachers and staff to begin our new year with "The Amazing Race".


Get A Jump Start on Kindergarten

Mapleton Elementary Kindergarteners for the 2013-2014 school can get early experience with the building and meet teachers for summer classes July 29- August 1,2013.  Contact our school for more information, 859-497-8752 or 859-497-8751.


Free Meals

The Montgomery County Schools Nutrition Services is sponsoring a summer feeding program. There is no cost to participants, and the only qualification is that participants must be under 18.

Mapleton Elementary

June 3 - August 8 (no July 4)

Breakfast 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Lunch 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Read article for more locations

Summer Library Hours

Summer Reading

The Mapleton library will be open Thursdays this summer! Children accompanied by an adult may come in to check out books and even take A.R. tests. Parents must stay with their children during their visit to the library. The library will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays beginning June 13. The library will be closed on July 4. The last day of summer library is August 1.



Forget Something?

Parents: report cards, personal items, etc. left at school by students after the last day of school will be kept until June 14. If things are not picked up by then, they will be discarded. We’ll hold them longer if you call and make special arrangements to pick them up, but you need to call before June 14.

Mapleton Night At DQ

Mapleton Elementary Staff worked at DQ to raise money for our school.  Hundreds of families came by the restaurant.

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.


I Pads in the Classroom

 PTO conducted several fundraisers this year and raised half the funds for the purchases/training of I Pads. Montgomery County Board of Education matched the donation to place 60 I Pads in our school.  Each teacher  has been given an I Pad to enhance and encourage learning.  A classroom set of I Pads are  in the Library for in- school check out at Mapleton Elementary.  Teachers are busy downloading educational apps and developing strategies to use the technology in their classrooms. 


(Pictured above:  Students used the I Pad to research decomposition of landfill materials as they conducted their investigation.)

It Takes A Village!

Mapleton recognized their volunteers on Monday May 6 at a volunteer appreciation breakfast. Mapleton's volunteers 74 volunteers have logged over 2, 002 hours this years. Pictured are the following that attended the breakfast: Stephanie Pellegrinelli, Debra Stull, Dora Compton, Linda Wright, Sabrina Young, Kim Back, Kim Reed, Ashley Wells, Glenda Hall, Carmen Liles, Melissa Burchett, Shannon Denniston, Elizabeth Denniston, Jamie Allison, Connie Reffitt, Barbara Boston and Principal Stephanie Harris.

2nd Grade Students

The Duke Literacy Foundation of Psi Chapter, Alpha Gamma State, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International awarded a copy of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes to the following second grade girls at Mapleton Elementary from Mrs. Kelley's homeroom Madalyn Ginter, Mrs. Anderson's homeroom Ella Routt, Mrs. Litzinger's homeroom Kentlee Patrick, Mrs. Holly's homeroom Olivia Purvis, Ms. Spencer's homeroom Hannah Vanderwater, and from Mrs. Wingate's homeroom Kylie Eldridge. The girls were selected based on their hard work, their love and appreciation of reading and books.

Derby Winners

Mrs. Adam's Kindergarten class made stick horses and hats while learning about the Kentucky Derby.

Field Trips


May 23 - School Farm

First Grade

May 23 - Bramble Ridge Orchard

Second Grade

May 23 - Boonesborough

Third Grade

May 29 - Hummel Planetarium

If your child chooses to bring his or her own lunch on a field trip, be sure to pack it in a lunch box with an ice pack to keep it cool. There is limited space in the school coolers.

Conservation Art Contest Winners

Winners of the

Jim Claypool Conservation Poster Contest

Students made posters on the theme "Kentucky Forests, Branching Out".

Isaac Stephens - first place school and county winner, Gracie Ginter - second place school and county winner and Hunter Cotter third place school winner, behind is Mapleton art teacher Shirley Ginter.

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.



Mapleton Elementary welcomed #34 of the University of Kentucky basketball team. Julius Mays spoke to students about the importance of education in his life. He shared advice on bullying and even sank a 3-pointer for the crowd! Students were inspired by his example as a student athlete who has not let obstacles hold him back.


front row - Luke Reffitt, Isaiah Blankenship, Braden Heath, Nate Liles, Ben Ison, Alex Ison

back row - Stephanie Harris, Principal; Julius Mays, UK Guard ;Robert Compton, PTO President

more photos in the Photo Gallery


National Guard and Mapleton Elementary Student Technology Leadership Program Members share how they use technology.

Read more at:


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.


Class Pictures

Group Picture Orders

Payment for group picture orders must be made no later than Monday, April 22. Also, checks must to be made out to


MAPLETON, even though it states on the order form to make them to Lifetouch.

Parent /Teacher Conference Night

On Thursday, April 26, Mapleton will have a Parent/Teacher Conference Night. Teachers will be available for conferences from 4-6 p.m. Also, it’s a Buy One Get One Free Book Fair night from 4-6 p.m. In addition, SBDM voting for parent representatives will take place on Thursday from 2-6 p.m. Hope to see you there.



Student Art Show

The Gateway Regional Arts Center is sponsoring its annual Regional Student Art Show and Competition on April 27 and April 28. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded. Winning works will be the featured gallery exhibit for the month of May.

Click on the title to read more.


Extended School Services


ESS News

The remaining spring ESS sessions are Monday, April 29, Wednesday, May 1, Thursday, May 2, Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9.

If your child cannot attend on Monday, April 29, please send a note with your child to give to Mrs. Caskey. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Donna Caskey a t 497-8752 or email her at donna.caskey@montgomery.kyschools.us



Read Read Read Read Read

Kindergarten Reading Celebration

The Kindergarten Reading Celebration has been rescheduled from April 19 to April 26 at the MCHS Arena. There will be numerous activities based on reading including a Reading relay and obstacle course, a Pete the Cat Quiz Bowl, Stop-Drop-and Read, etc. There will also be group pictures with characters from some of the students’ favorite books. A special thank you to the Mapleton PTO, Crockett Family Vision, and Back’s Auto Auction for sponsoring this fun event. Please return your child’s permission form to his or her teacher as soon as possible.

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.


Mapleton Rocks

2nd grade students performed the Mickey Mouse play for the school and gave an evening performance for the community.

3rd grade students presented "Little Red Riding Hood: The Musical" in their classroom for parents and students.

See more photos in the Photo Gallery


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. 


Science Lab Web Cam

24 eggs incubate in the Science Lab!  See them live 24/7 on www.ustream.tv/channel/mapleton-elementary-science-lab

Expected hatch date is March 27,2013!


March 2013 Student Spotlight

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


Parent Survey

The school will conduct a parent survey for our SAC review through AdvancEd. With over a century of work in schools and districts throughout the world, AdvancEd collects and manages information that has the potential to revolutionized the way we think about continuous improvement and the factors that have the greatest promise for ensuring student success. The purpose of the survey is to find out parents’ opinions about their child’s school. The website is http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/section/response/begin?surveyConfigId=66735 

If you would like a hard copy of the survey to fill out please contact Danielle Pleasant in the Family Resource Center at 497-8751.


Mapleton Elementary welcomes Patsi Trollinger on March 14,2013

author of

Perfect Timing and Thrill in the ’Ville

Autographed books are available for purchase.  Contact ME Librarian Mrs. K. Garrison


Book Fair

March 18-22 Book Fair

March 19 5-7pm Family Reading Night

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.  

Rocking History

Sounds of Knowledge visited Mapleton Elementary to share American History with our students.  Sir Rod sang, danced, and spoke about our rich  African American History.

More pictures in the Photo Gallery

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.

Give the Gift of Life!

Mapleton Elementary Blood Drive Wednesday March 20,2013 2:30-:7:00 pm.

Students recruit donors and recieve prizes for every donation in that student's name.

The homeroom that recruits the most donors will recieve a special prize from the Kentucky Blood Center!

for more information  call 800-775-2522 or www.kybloodcenter.org


Chinese Spring Festival

Primary students sang, danced, and spoke in a program to celebrate Chinese New Year and the language program at Mapleton.  Two programs were performed for the entire school and an evening performance for parents.

See more pictures in the photo gallery.

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.



Volunteers Needed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mapleton Elementary is working toward organizing a new program called Reading Pals. This program will involve volunteers reading individually with students. We need volunteers to commit to one morning a week from 7:15-8:00.  Please contact Danielle Pleasant in the Family Resource Center at 497-8751 if you want to volunteer. 




Read Across America with Dr. Seuss!

February 25 - March 1, 2013 – We will have a special theme and feature a Dr. Seuss book everyday of the week. 

Fox in Socks  Monday, February 25 - Crazy Sock Day

I am not going to get up Today  Tuesday, February 26 -  Pajama Day

Yertle the Turtle  Wednesday, February 27 - Crazy Hair Day

The Cat in the Hat  Thursday, February 28 - Hat Day

Green Eggs and Ham  Friday, March 1 -  Wear Something Green Day

See pictures of students in the photo gallery


Science Fair

Over 140 students entered individual projects in the Mapleton Science Fair.  All students in our school worked on individual or group projects.  Columbia Gas, Mt. Sterling Water System, EPA, 4-H, USDA, Montgomery County High School, PTO, and Montgomery County Retired Teachers helped make the fair a learning experience for every student by volunteering their time!  Thank You!


Leadership Team

4th Grade students on the Leadership Team learn how to raise and lower the flag.

Science Fair Information For Students

Click here to learn about the 2013 Science Fair.

PTO News

Daddy / Daughter Dance -  Feb. 1,2013


  Molly Shoupe was Mapleton Elementary's Spelling Bee champion .

Family Resource Center Advisory Meeting

We will have our Mapleton/Mt. Sterling Family Resource Center Advisory meeting January 30th . This month our meeting will be held at Mt. Sterling Elementary at 11:00am. If you have any questions please contact Danielle Pleasant at 497-8751.


Mapleton Elementary 


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.
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.
No School on January 21st

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

12-20-12 Parent E-Link
 The 12-20-12 Parent E-Link newsletter has been posted.  Please click here to view.
Science Fair
Science Fair
on the next school day following February 1,2013

All students are welcome to enter individual projects.  Class projects will be entered by primary classes. Projects should be an investigation of a question or problem.  Include the hypothesis, experiment, 3 or more trials, graph the data and write a conclusion. 
Every student will be  recognized for their effort! Project directions under the Science Fair link.


Opening Doors

Teachers gear up for a Wonderful Winter!
See our photo galleries

Increased Security Notification


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.
Mapleton Elementary Wins County Trophy
         State assessments of 3rd, 4th and 5th grades for the 2011-2012 school year have been released.  Mapleton Elementary had the highest percentile Rank in the county.  We will proudly display this traveling trophy in our office to inspire children and staff to have high expectations. 
          Admirers might recognize the figure on the top as a recreation of a sculpture by the artist Auguste Rodin.  The original casting is in Paris, France and commonly called “The Thinker”.  20 castings were made by the artist, which can be viewed around the world. However, Kentuckians may have seen a more recent casting made for the 1904 World’s Fair at the University of Louisville campus. 
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.
Mapleton Elementary Student Technology Leadership Program students attended a confrence at Morehead State University this week.  STLP is lead by Kristi Garrison and meetings on Wednesdays.
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.
     Career Fair for 4th & 5th grade students is scheduled for Thursday, December 6th in 
     the MCHS Arena.  Click here for more info.. 
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.
Operation Happiness
Mapleton will be collecting non-perishable food items for the annual Operation Happiness program that provides food for approximately 300 families in need during the Christmas holiday.  We will be taking donations starting Dec. 3- Dec. 11th.  If you have any questions please contact Danielle Pleasant in the Family Resource Center at 497-8751.
Holiday Assistance
If your family is in need of a holiday basket please write in a request with the name, address, phone number and family size to Mt. Sterling Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 521, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353.  It must be postmarked by December 3rd.  If you have any questions please call ext. 211, or Danielle Pleasant in the Family Resource Center at 497-8751.
Volunteer Partner Training Session
A Volunteer Partner Training session will be held on Saturday, November 17, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the MCHS cafeteria.  This training session, along with a background check, is required for anyone who will be in the classroom working with students on a regular basis.  There will not be another training session until late January.  For more information contact Jeff Perkins at 497-8760 ext. 222 or email at jeff.perkins@montgomery.kyschools.us  
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.
Open House and Early American Life Performance

Early American Life In Kentucky Performance And Art Show
Paintings  by all students will be framed and on display in the Library.  The art belongs to each student but the frames can be purchased.  This Open House on December 11 from 5:00-7:00 will also have open classrooms  for families at visit and see work on display in the rooms.  Students will perform and refreshments will be served.  Please pring a donation of non-perishable food items for Operation Happiness as admission to the performance.

November 12,2012 at 1:00 pm

Honoring Our Veterans

The third grade and the Rhythm Rockers Glee Club  performed for the Veteran's Day Celebration on Monday. Veterans, families and JROTC joined us to present a moving tribute.  See our Photo Galleries of the day we honored our heros.  (Above:  Mrs. Harris with past students now in JROTC who have come back to teach our students about the meaning behind the flag folding ceremony.)

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.
Environmental Camp
4th Grade students spent the night at North Central 4-H Camp on Oct. 8,2012 for lessons on Science. Meyrick and Alex dissect owl pellets to learn about the woodland food chain.  More pictures in the Picture Gallery
No School - November 6th
School will be closed on November 6th - Election Day.
Say No to Drugs




 "Sock it to" drugs!                           Red Ribbon Week 

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.
Yankee Candel fundraiser with PTO
Candle sales will continue until October 8,2012.  Please have envelopes back to school on that day.
Fire Saftey Program
Sparky the fire dog will visit Mapleton and help present a program on saftey Monday, October 8,2012.
Glee Club
Practice on Thursdays 2:45-3:43
October 11,18,25
Picture Day !

Classroom and individual pictures
October 11,2012

Family Night
Octber 25,2012 4:00-7:00pm
Parent Teacher Conferences / Family Dinner Night / Book Fair & AR Family Reading Night
Fall Festival October 20,2012 5:00-8:00pm
Kindergarten Field Trip
Kindergarten classess will visit "Two Sister's Pumpkin Patch" on October 19,2012.  Contact your classroom teacher for details.
Traveling Museum to Visit Mapleton
This Week Journey Back In Time  A traveling hands-on museum  will stop at Mapleton Elementary.  Students will learn about pioneer life by doing not viewing.  Each child in the school will visit all the learning stations!  Activity teachers will extend learning with lessons for the next few weeks. 
Book Fair
October 20th--Book Fair Kick-Off at the Fall Festival. The fair will run through October 29th and will also be open during the Family Reading Night on the October 25th.
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.

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.
Parent E-Link

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

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.

Grandparents Week
We love our grandparents at Mapleton! This year, instead of celebrating Grandparents’ Day, we’re celebrating Grandparents’ Week! The last week of September, Monday, September 24 through Friday, September 28 has been set aside for this special event. We invite all grandparents to come to school and have lunch with their grandchildren.


Monday, September 24
 10:30 – 10:55 (Wilson & Platt), 10:35 – 11:00, (Smallwood & Jones),

10:40 – 11:05 (Brann and Handegan)

 First Grade


Tuesday, September 25

11:00–11:25 (Reddix & Stull), 11:05 – 11:30 (Turner & King)

11:10 – 11:35 (Hall & Jones)

Second Grade

Wednesday, September 26

12:30 – 12:55 (Litzinger, Kelley, and Spencer)

12:35 – 1:00 (Anderson, Holley, and Wingate)

Third Grade

Thursday, September 27

12:00 – 12:25 (Gruneisen & Terry), 12:05 – 12:30 (Fowler & Roby)

12:10 – 12:35 (Gillespie, Baker, and Gay)

Fourth Grade

Friday, September 28

11:30 – 11:55 (Larrison & Harmon), 11:35 – 12:00 (Woodford & Vincent)

11:40 – 12:05 (Caudill & Peterson)

Visitors can eat lunch at school for $3.00 and may pay with either cash or check. Checks should be made payable to Mapleton Food Service. If paying in cash, exact change would be very helpful! Please send the information below  to school. In order to make plans, we need this information returned to school .

Student Name                                                   Grade                                   

Number Attending                                                

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School Newsletters Posted
School Newsletters Posted Online every week!
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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.

Mapleton Elementary to Host School Board Meeting
Come to a Montgomery County Schools Board of Education Meeting in the Gym of Mapleton Elementary Tuesday, September 19,2012 at 6:30pm.  Our Science Lab will be open and students will be presenting starting at 6:00.
Back to School Boogie
Fourth grade will be hosting a dance on September 21, 2012 to raise money for our Environmental Camp.  The dance will be from 6:00pm to 7:00pm for grades K, 1
2 and 7:00-8:00pm for grades 3-4.
Refreshements and a photo station will be there.   
$2 per child admission/Parents are free
Pizza$2, Drink$0.50, Candy Bar $1
Photo $2 per picture 



Parent E-Link
Parent E-link has been posted to the website.  Click here to read
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

September 12th Community Announcement!
Tune into Montgomery County media sources on September 12th for a community-wide announcement.
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.
Minute to Win It
Come Play the Game At Mapleton Elementary
Septemper 19,2012
High Attendance Days
I Mapleton Elementary
September is High Attendance Month. To show how much we love our school, we are going to dress up .
Monday, September 17-Crazy Hat Day
Tuesday, September 18-Dress Like a Rock Star
No School Monday, September 3rd
There will be no school on Monday, September 3rd due to the Labor Day holiday.
PTO Kick Off
Get Involved!
Program Review
Grading Periods
Dates to Remember                          
Spirit Card Sales Success 1687 cards sold!!!!!
Mrs. Harris was truned into a human ice cream sundae September 18,2012. Students selling the most Spirit Cards for their Grade level  did the honors.
Mapleton Students are CHAMPS! Students learn about using pick-up numbers at the end of the day from Mrs. Jenkins.
Students are learning behavior expectations for the common areas of the school such as the Cafeteria and restrooms.
Parent E-Link
The weekly parent E-link has been posted....click here
Parent E-Link
The Parent E-link has been posted...Click here
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.
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.
Like us on Facebook!
The Montgomery County Schools has joined Facebook - www.facebook.com/MontgomeryCountySchools. "Like" us to receive current posts and information.
Montgomery County Schools Open House Schedule

Montgomery County Schools Open House Schedule is now available by clicking here.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Family Reading Night is cancelled for Thursday, May 17th.
School will not be in session on Thursday, May 17th so Family Reading Night has been cancelled.
Family Reading Night Cancelled on Thursday, 5/17
School will not be in session on Thursday so Family Reading Night will be cancelled.
Scholastic Book Fair

       Buy One, Get One Free
             May 11th - 18th
       7:15AM - 3:00PM Daily
SBDM Council Meeting Summary 5/10/12
Click "Read More" to review the Summary Report from the May 10, 2012 SBDM Council Meeting.
New Mapleton Elementary Principal Selected

The Mapleton SBDM Council selected Stephanie Harris to lead the school to the top. 
MAP Test Schedule for Grades 3-5
Click on "Read More" to view the MAP TEST Schedule for Grades 3-5. 
Mapleton Family Movie Night Grades 3-5 at 6:30PM on May 4th
Join us for a fun family night at Mapleton on May 4th.  All 3rd, 4th and 5th graders and their family members are invited to join us in the Mapleton Gym for the viewing of Dolphin Tales. 
Click on "Read More" to view the MAP TEST Schedule for Grades K-2.
SBDM Council Meeting Summary 4/19/12
Click on "Read More" to see a Summary Report from the 4/19/12 SBDM Meeting. 
Order Your Yearbook Today!
Last call for Yearbook Orders.  The cost is $14.  Checks should be made payable to Mapleton Elementary.
AR Reward Points Schedule of Events
April 23              30 POINTS:           Dodgeball/Kickball Grades 4-5
May 4                 Last Day To Earn AR Points!
May 8                 30 POINTS:           Dodge Ball/Kickball for Grades 2-3
May 10               40 POINTS:           Sock Hop for Grades 4-5
May 11               40 POINTS:           Sock Hop
May 14               20 POINTS:           Extra Recess
May 15               25 POINTS:           Ice Cream Party
May 16               60 POINTS:           Breakfast with Principal Reward
May 18               100 POINTS:         Salato with Field Trip Reward
May 21               75 POINTS:           Bowling
SBDM Voting Process
Paula Hall and Will Clark were nominated for the 2012-2013 SBDM Council.  Voting for the SBDM Council will be April 23-24 during the school day in the Mapleton Office and 5:00-7:00PM on April 24 in the Mapleton Library.  To be eligible to vote you must be the parent or guardian of a Mapleton student for the 2012-2013 school year.  Each parent or guardian may vote for two representatives.
Mapleton Booth at the 1st Annual Teacher Employment Expo
Mapleton Elementary was well represented at the Teacher Employment Expo
Mapleton Students Perform at Teacher Expo
Mapleton students performed on Saturday, April 14 at the 1st Annual Teacher Expo in the Arena.  Students performed a short musical under the direction of Jen Jenkins and Whitney Lee. 
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." 
UK Mobile Dental Unit Visits Mapleton
Dawson Adams Wins 3rd at SLTP State Competition

Dawson Adams, a fifth grade student won 3rd Place at the State STLP Competition for the Dell Gaming Challenge.  Dawson competed against other elementary, middle and high school students from around the state in the XBox Kinect Sports Hurdles Javelin and Longjump.  Mapleton is proud of Dawson!
National School Breakfast Week Winners
1st Graders Display Work in Hallway
Mrs. Fowler's 1st grade class admires their hard work that has been displayed in the 1st grade hallway.
Mapleton Book Fair
The Book Fair is in the Library March 19th - March 26.  It will be open everyday from 7:15AM- 3:00PM. 
Student Council Summary Report for March Meeting
Click "Read More" to see the Student Council Summary Report for the March Meeting. 
Click "Read More" for a Summary Report of the March 8, 2012 SBDM Meeting.
Mapleton Principal Selection Parent Input Meeting
Mapleton SBDM Committee will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, March 13th at 6:00PM for Mapleton Parents.  The Committee will be explaining the hiring process and gathering feedback from parents that will be helpful in hiring the 2012-2013 Principal for Mapleton Elementary.  We really want to hear your input and hope to see Mapleton Parents at the meeting on Tuesday, March 13th at 6:00PM. 
Students Recognized for High Achievement
4th, 5th and 6th grade students were recognized in a special assembly on March 6 for receiving a Distinguished or Proficient in all testing areas of the KCCT test. 

Family Reading Night
Join us for Family Reading Night this Thursday, March 8th 5:00PM-7:00PM.  Students will have an opportunity to take AR tests, check out Library books and register to win door prizes.  
Summary Report for February 9, 2012 SBDM Meeting
Click on "Read More" to see the Summary Report of the SBDM Meeting for 2/9/12. 
Read Across America Week
3/5-3/9 Mapleton will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday and the joy of reading.  To add fun to this celebration we would love for the kids to be creative and participate in the following: Monday Wear Green Day,  Tuesday Hat Day, Wednesday Silly Sock Day, Thursday Crazy Hair Day,  Friday Pajama Day. 
Kindergarten Center Needs Your Help!
The Kindergarten Center is in desperate need of clothing items.  Long sleeved shirts and pants are needed in size 4 up to size 10.  Donations will be greatly appreciated and can be delivered to Shanda at the Kindergarten Center. 
Peyton Garrison Sings with Kentucky's Children's Chorus
Peyton Garrison represented Mapleton recently as she sang with the Kentucky’s Children’s Chorus, an all-state choir for fifth and sixth grade students. After completing a demanding audition process, Peyton was selected for the choir in December. She rehearsed with the choir during the Kentucky Music Educators’ Conference and performed in a concert, which was the highlight of the conference. Congratulations Peyton, for a job well done.
ELL Instructor presented English Language Learner Workshop
Mrs. Edith Ballestero, ELL Instructor at Mapleton Elementary, presented an English Language Learners (ELL) Workshop on Thursday, February 24 in the media center at Mapleton.  Several teachers and administrators were in attendance to learn best practice strategies when working with ELL students.  More information regarding ELL and future workshops is available from edith.ballestero@montgomery.kyschools.us.

Leadership Group Collects Box Tops
The Mapleton Leadership Group collected 4,620 Box Tops in the Valentine Box Top Competition which is worth $460.20.  Mrs. Gay's second grade class won the competition by collecting 546 Box Tops.  The total Box Tops collected for the 2011-2012 school year is 16,218 which earned $1,621.80 for Mapleton.  Please continue to save Box Tops and earn money for Mapleton.
Way to Go Mapleton 2nd Grader Haley Grooms!
Second grade student, Haley Grooms recently donated 10 inches of her hair to the Locks of Love program.  Locks of Love uses the hair to make wigs for cancer victims.  Haley lost her father to cancer and wanted to do something to help others who are fighting the disease. 
Congratulations to Bradley Faddis!
Congratulations to Bradley Faddis for winning 4th place in the Kentucky State Wrestling Championship! 
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.
Mapleton is thrilled to announce the return of DASH FOR CASH to celebrate students with perfect attendance on the last day of school.  In order to participate in DASH FOR CASH students must be present every minute of every school day the entire school year.  The dash will take place the last day of the 2011-2012 school year. 
Kindergarten Center Needs Your Help!
The Kindergarten Center is in desperate need of clothing items.  Long sleeved shirts and pants are needed in size 4 up to size 10.  Donations will be greatly appreciated and can be delivered to Shanda at the Kindergarten Center.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Informational Meeting
Thursday, March 1 at 12:00 Noon at the Montgomery County Civic Center.  Click "Read More" for more details!
Family Reading Night was a success!

Several Mapleton students and families came out to enjoy Family Reading NIght.  Students enjoyed reading with parents and taking AR test.  We look forward to seeing everyone on March 8th for the next Family Reading Night!
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
Thursday, March 1, Noon, Montgomery County Civic Center.  RSVP by February 24th.  Click here for details.
Student Council News
Click on "Read More" for a Summary from the Mapleton Student Council Meeting prepared by the Student Representatives.
Mapleton Needs YOUR Help!
Mapleton Academic Team will be hosting the Governor's Cup District Competition on Saturday, February 25th.  We need your help in providing refreshments for the Hospitality Room.  We will be serving breakfast and lunch and would greatly appreciate donations.  Please contact Mrs. Rush, Mrs. Litzinger, Ms. Harmon or Ms. Larrison for more information on how you can help with this event. 
Volunteers Needed at Mapleton
If you would like to volunteer at Mapleton, please attend the next SOS (Support Our School) meeting on February 16th at 6:00PM in the Library. 
5th Graders demonstrating acting skills.
Students from Mrs. Caudill's 5th grade Language Arts class act out a scene from the chapter book they read, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Strep Test will no longer be offered in schools.
The Montgomery County Health Department would like to inform you that strep tests will no longer be offered in the school health units as of February 1st, 2012. The school health units will continue to provide their routine services with this exception.
Valentines Day Bus Policy
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Please be advised that glass bottles, balloons or flowers in glass vases or containers are not permitted on the bus. Please help support the Transportation Department with these potential hazards.  Safety always comes first while transporting our  students.
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.

Important Change for Kindergarten Bus Riders
There has been a change in the Kindergarten procedure for Bus Riders. Click "read more"  for details. 
Interactive Centers Being Taught in Gym
Interactive Centers are being taught in Gym to reinforce Math skills.  Students are having a great time bowling, running relay races and playing number line toss.    
Site Base Summary
SBDM Highlights from the January 12th Meeting.
Letter to Parents
Click on Principal's Message to review a letter to parents!
Mapleton News Every Friday
The Mapleton Memo will be posted to the Mapleton web page every Friday.  Click on Newsletters and find the most up to date news.
Homeroom Spelling Bee Winners
These students won their Homeroom Spelling Bee and moved on to compete in the school wide Spelling Bee that took place on January 17th.
Mapleton Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to Mapleton Spelling Bee Winners!
Winner:  Nathan Turner and Runner up: Larah Ballard

Pictured with Principal, Mr. Ramey
Friday, January 20th Menu Change
The lunch menu will be changed to brunch for lunch on Friday, January 20th.  This change is due to the snow day we had last week.   
MAP Testing window opens Tuesday, January 10th
Students will begin MAP testing on Tuesday, January 10th during their Activity time.  Teachers will be informing you of your child's specific test date.
Charis Spann joins Mapleton Counseling Team
Charis Spann joins Mapleton's staff as a new school counselor. Mrs. Spann has come from Warner Elementary in Jessamine Co. where she worked in Special Education while earning her Master of Arts Degree in school counseling from EKU.  "I believe that every child has the ability and the right to learn, to dream, and to achieve.  I am excited about being a part of the team that enables that process here at Mapleton."
Friday, January 20th is Mapleton Spirit Day!  Wear your Mapleton Tshirt and show your school pride!
Please send your Mapleton student to school with a coat, hat and gloves.  Teachers will be taking students out for recess during these Winter months when the weather permits. 
Capture Your Childs Mapleton Experience
Yearbook Sales will start soon! Look for information to be sent home next week with your Mapleton student. 
Martin Luther King Day
School will not be in session on Monday, January 16th.
Many thanks to our generous 1st grade students and their families!

Many thanks to our generous Mapleton Elementary 1st grade students and their families!  Instead of exchanging gifts with each other, students brought gifts for the Ronald McDonald House of the Bluegrass and the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital.   A huge load of goodies were delivered by first grade teachers Ms. King, Ms. Stull, Mrs.Compton and Mrs. Steele.  They were so appreciative for the generosity of our wonderful Mapleton students. 

Mr. Ramey addresses the students at Christmas Program.
Christmas Break
School will not be in session 12/19/2011 - 1/2/2012.  The staff at Mapleton wishes everyone a Happy Holiday Season!  Enjoy your break and we look forward to seeing you back at Mapleton on January 3, 2012!
Grading Period ends 12/16/11.
The grading period ends on 12/16/11 and progress reports will be sent home on 1/5/12.
Thank you Mapleton parents!
A heartfelt thank you to all the Mapleton parents that provided snacks for the staff on Friday.  Your kindness is greatly appreciated!
Second Grade Students demonstrate act of kindness!
Instead of a gift exchange,  2nd grade students collected canned goods for Operation Happiness.  They collected 506 cans!  Ms. Smith's class collected the most, bringing in 123 cans!  Great job 2nd Graders!
Winterfest was a HUGE Success!
We had a wonderful crowd come out to watch Mapleton students perform at Winterfest on Friday night! Many students enjoyed a visit with Santa and pizza.  A special thank you to parents and students for making this event a HUGE Success!
   On November 9th, staff members at Mapleton had the opportunity to meet our new principal, Mr. Greg Ramey. He shared about his past experiences, as well as his philosophy on leadership and learning. Our staff left the meeting feeling inspired and motivated to meet the challenges that lie ahead. We are confident that with Mr. Ramey’s leadership, our school will reach our goal of becoming a top ten school in the state of Kentucky.
            For the past nine years, Mr. Ramey has been the principal at North Middletown Elementary in Bourbon County.    (read more....)

Don’t forget to save your Box Tops from your favorite foods!
Please send them in to help purchase new items for our students. Mapleton earns 10 cents for each Box Top! We are going to have a contest to see which classroom can collect the most....so start saving!

Please make note..........
If your child is out of school due to illness,
please contact his or her teacher to inform them
of the situation. 

Also, a new attendance procedure has been put in place. 
Anytime a student is absent, someone from the school will
make a contact with a parent or guardian.
***November 17th***

Our Mapleton Cafeteria will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on November 17th for lunch in place of what is listed on the school lunch menu.  The meal will consist of turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, and cranberry sauce.
Thanks to all our Food Service employees for doing something special for us!


Come and celebrate with us as we honor our past and present
military men and women with a
** Veterans Day Program **
on November 11th at 1:00 pm in the Mapleton gymnasium. 

 ** Support Our Schools **
"Team S.O.S" has been created to reorganize and reinstate our Parent/Teacher/School organization.  It is the goal of this group to enhance communication between home, school and community
and to restore the pride of Mapleton.

The group will be working on things such as fundraisers, festivals, organization of volunteers, and much, much more.  There is a great need to have parents more actively  involved in our school.  This will be a group that will meet monthly to organize events, -discuss issues, and be a liaison for the school and community.

If this interests you, please join "Team S.O.S" at the first meeting
on Monday, November 7 at 5:30 pm in the Mapleton Library.

Please call 497-8752 with any questions or email
brandy.holley@montgomery.kyschools.us or
3:30 P.M.
 1.     Opening Business
a.     Discussion of Principal Vacancy
2.     Closed session if needed as per KRS 61.810
3.     Adjourn
Celebrating a DRUG-FREE life!
Red Ribbon Week
October 24 - October 28
The following are the daily themes you can participate in at school:
                                                                                                      CARNIVAL DAY
That's our theme for Theme Day 2011 which will be on Friday, October 28th.  Please dress in circus attire --- clowns, bears, tigers, strong men, ringmasters, acrobats, etc.  Special activities will be planned during activity times.  Classroom parties will also be held on Theme Day --- each teacher will send more details about those class parties.
Dress up and be a part of the fun at Mapleton!
The Book Fair starts Friday, October 21st in the Mapleton Library --- Mrs. McDonald and Mrs. Stoneking have been working hard to prepare for this event, so be sure to visit and check out all the new and exciting things there!  The fair will run through Friday, October 28th. 
Come and join the fun!!
It's Family Dinner Night at Mapleton!
Thursday, October 27
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Menu:  Chili  -  Crackers  -  Dessert  -  Drink
This event will give you and your family the opportunity to have a fun evening together --- and it's free!  Dinner will be served at two different times, so please call 497-8727 before October 25th to register your family for the time that best works for your schedule.
We hope to see all of our families at Family Dinner Night!!
Yankee Candle Fundraiser
starts Tuesday, September 27th ---
Let's make it a success again this year!
Don't forget....
Picture Day
October 11th!
Being PRESENT at school is important!!
 Thursday, September 15th -- High Attendance Day in Kentucky Schools

The Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel (KDPP) is once again sponsoring the KDPP High Attendance Day held throughout the state on Thursday, September 15. The event is meant to encourage and stress the importance of school attendance. 
Schools throughout the state of Kentucky will compete for the highest average student attendance. The categories of competition will include elementary, middle and high schools. Winning schools will receive a cash prize of $1/student in the school with a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $1,500. All prizes are to be spent at the discretion of students with administrative approval.

Parents ----
If you haven't gotten your password for the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to check grades, etc., for your student, stop by the school office and we'll be glad to assist you.
If you are interested in volunteering at Mapleton,
please stop by the school office and complete a
volunteer form. 
Photo identification is required.

 Mapleton Elementary is just days away from beginning a new and exciting journey on the "Road to Proficiency".

As we begin a new school year, it is our sincere desire to provide a positive environment for students so that they can perform at their maximum potential. We want all students to enjoy coming to school and to learn at high levels. It’s all about "Good to Great"!

Just around the corner......
Kindergarten     -     August 1     -    5:30 to 7:00
Grades 3 - 4 - 5    - August 2     -     5:30 to 7:00
Grades 1 -2       -     August 4     -     5:30 to 7:00

Come to visit your new classroom, meet your teacher and see your new classmates

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service
has sponsored a program in four Kentucky counties
to encourage Dads to exercise with their children.  
             The program is entitled "All Star Dads".....               
                                                                                              (read more...) 

The Second Grade will be presenting
The Mickey Mouse Club Performance
at 1pm and 6pm on Tuesday, May 24th
in the Mapleton Gymnasium. 
The students and teachers have put a lot of hard work
into this production ---
please come and show your support for their efforts!   

Requests for 2011/2012 school year will be held on
from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

(Read more.....)

April 22  -  SBDM Council Nominations Due

April 28  -  SBDM Council Parent Election

Nominations will be accepted until 3:00 pm on
Friday, April 22.
The election for parent representatives will be held
at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 28, in the Library.
Don't forget..........
from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm
There's nothing like a good book..........
The Spring Book Fair
at Mapleton Elementary has begun!
Monday, March 21st through Friday, March 25th,
the Library is holding another great Book Fair! 

Open Daily and Thursday from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
You can purchase books, games, DVDs, and other exciting things --- there's so much to choose from! 
Be sure to visit the Library sometime this week and take a look.
Be a KBC "Super Hero"!
The Kentucky Blood Center will hold the
Mapleton Elementary Blood Drive
on Wednesday, March 23rd, from 2:30 through 7:00 p.m. in the gym.
Blood donors save lives! 
Support the Mapleton Academic Team!
Regional Governor's Cup Competition
Saturday -- March 19th
at North Middletown
Individual Subjects --- 8:30 a.m.
Quick Recall --- 10:30 a.m.
Anticipated Award Ceremony time is 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 25th
at the

-- Beginning at 6:00 p.m. -- 
Don't forget to collect box tops for the
Box Tops for Education
Each box top is worth 10 cents --- and some are worth even more --- so continue to save them for your school!  For more information, and coupons to use when purchasing products with box tops, go to www.boxtops4education.com 
Happy New Year!!
See you all back at school on
Monday, January 3rd, 2011
DON'T MISS.......

The FALL FRENZY at Mapleton!!
** October 22nd --- 6pm-8pm **
The Wulfe Bros.
and more.......

Yankee Candle
orders and money are due at school on
Monday, October 11th

Please be sure to turn them in on time!!
Yankee Candle Fundraiser Begins Wednesday
There will be a kickoff program in the gym to begin our fundraiser ---
there are many beautiful items that will make great gifts for the upcoming holidays! 
Make sure your kids are in school!!
"Like Eagles, We Soar Above The Rest"

 They are short-sleeve black shirts with royal blue & white print --- the letter"M" on the front and "Mapleton - Like Eagles, We Soar Above The Rest"on the back ---
and on sale for only $10.00 each!

MONDAY - 9/13/10
at 5 p.m.
in the Mapleton Library

Wear your favorite football jersey to school this Friday and show pride for your team!!
Dairy Queen will give our school 20% of total sales for the evening!  Your teacher may even make your milkshake or Blizzard!!  Come and join us!
Cards cost $10.00 --- Get one today!
Class Lists for 2010-2011 School Year
April 14 & April 15
Kindergarten / New Student Registration
Annual Regional Student Art Show & Competition - May 1-2, 2010


The Annual Regional Student Art show will be held at the Gateway Regional Arts Center on May 1st and 2nd.

Student artists from the surrounding counties are invited to enter this show and competition as well as home schools and private schools.
Fact Sheet


Tuesday, March 30th
Mrs. Judy's 2nd Grade Students "Putting On" a Wax Museum
March 25th Deadline for Entries
March 22 - March 26


PICTURE DAY - Tuesday, March 23rd
Spring Fling Dance - 4th and 5th Grades


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