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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.

Coffee with the Counselor

On Tuesday, November 20, Mapleton Elementary will be hosting Coffee with the Counselor with a presentation by KY State Trooper James Ferrell titled Hiding in Plain Sight for parents.  This parent academy educates parents on the latest drug trends.  Coffee with the Counselor will be in the Mapleton Library on the 20th from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

First Nine Weeks Comes To A Succesful End!
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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!


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.

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


Safe School Helpline

Montgomery County Schools is introducing the Safe School Helpline this school year as the newest addition to the district’s overall safety plan. The Helpline is available to report threats of violence, suicide, bullying and illegal activity that could harm students and staff in our schools. Your call is private, confidential, and anonymous.

The Safe School Helpline can be accessed via several methods: (1) Call 1-800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359 (1-800-418-6423 ext. 359); (2) Visit www.safeschoolhelpline.com; (3) Text TIPS to 66746; (4) Download the “Safe School Helpline” app in the App Store or GooglePlay.

Brochures that share information about the Safe School Helpline were sent home with each student, as well as magnets for you to place on your refrigerators at home. Posters will also be placed in school hallways and classrooms.

Read more.

2018-2019 Back-to-School Information

 It is time to start planning for the beginning of the school year!

Visit our Back-to-School page

Back to School

New Student Registration

If you and your family are new to our community, we welcome you to the district and look forward to enrolling your child or children in our schools! 

View dates for New Student Registration

Please note: If you already have a child who is currently enrolled in Montgomery County Schools, you do not need to attend New Student Registration. Returning student enrollment forms can be turned in at Open House.

New Student Registration


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.

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.

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FRYSCKy Public Policy Survey

The Public Policy Committee is seeking your input on the importance of the Family Resource Youth Service Centers in our schools. Community partners, advisory council members, school staff members, superintendents and board members, along with parents, guardians and grandparents are encouraged to take the survey.

The committee is looking for firsthand accounts of the importance of FRYSC. The survey will be available for one week only, and will end at 10:00 am (ET) on Friday, February 16, 2018

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KKBJ9T7

MoCo Special Olympics Parent Meeting

There will be a parent meeting for the MoCo Special Olympics team on Monday, February 19th in the MCIS cafeteria at 6:00 p.m.  To learn more about an athlete being eligible to participate, read more about MoCo Heroes.

Public Forum to Discuss Elementary School Attendance Boundary Revision Proposal

A forum to discuss the elementary school attendance boundary revision proposal is scheduled for Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Montgomery County Intermediate School cafeteria.  For more information, please visit the following link.  http://www.montgomery.kyschools.us/Content2/attendance-boundary-revisions

No School Monday, February 5, 2018

There will be no school in Montgomery County Monday, February 5, 2018. This is a normal snow day and WILL NOT be a TRIBE Day. Child care will be available at the Early Learning Center and Mt. Sterling Elementary from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your child.

No School 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.

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!


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




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



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



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

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."


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.

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.

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.

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