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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.

 

Grandparents Galore!

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

Mapleton Grandsparents' Day  Mapleton Grandsparents' Day Lunch

Camargo Grandparents' Day Lunch  MSE Grandparents' Day Lunch

 

Thinking of Others

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

Mrs. Adams' Class

MCHS packing donations for Hurricane Harvey victims.

 

Notice of Vacant Montgomery County Board of Education Seat

The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Montgomery County Board of Education.  You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Montgomery County Board of Education representing the Mt. Sterling 1A, Mt. Sterling 1B, Beans 1 and Beans 2 precincts.  Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  

Read more.

 

Safety 101 | Solar Eclipse

 

Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

Watch: How to prepare for the eclipse.

 

One of the most exciting celestial events is coming up on Monday, August 21st and Montgomery County Schools wants our students to be prepared and experience the Great American Solar Eclipse.  We encourage our students and families to experience this wonderful event, but to do so safely! 

 

<<Be solar eclipse ready>>

Protect your eyes | Eye safety precautions

 

Learn more.

 

TRIBE Day on 8/21/17

Montgomery County Schools will be closed for students on Monday, August 21st, 2017, and this day will be a non-traditional instruction day (TRIBE Day).  This decision was made with a focus on student safety after reviewing our transportation routes and times during the eclipse, discussing possible scenarios with our insurance agents, and monitoring decisions made by other school districts across the state.  The use of a Non-Traditional Instruction day provides a way for our families to best determine how they, as a family, want to experience the eclipse. 

Through generous donations by the Montgomery County Education Foundation and Dr. Richard Henry at Henry Dental, all of our students will receive solar viewing glasses.  These will be sent home on Friday with our students along with eclipse-themed TRIBE Day materials and safety information about the eclipse for our families.  Even though schools are closed on this day, students will need to work on the eclipse-themed TRIBE Day lessons at home.  No assignments will require students to view the eclipse as that is up to you as families to discuss and determine if and how that would take place. 

Daycare will be available on Monday, August 21st from 5:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Early Learning Center and MSE.   If possible, we encourage our families to try to avoid picking up their children during the eclipse times (between 1:03 p.m. and 3:54 p.m.) as we are unsure how traffic in the community may be affected.  

Download TRIBE Day Assignments Now!

 

Open House Dates

Open House dates and times are as follows:

Early Learning Center
August 10th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. – Preschool

Camargo Elementary School
August 7th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. – Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades

Mapleton Elementary School
August 3rd, 5:00-6:30 p.m. – Kindergarten
August 7th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. – 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades

Mt. Sterling Elementary School
August 3rd, 5:00-6:30 p.m. – Kindergarten
August 7th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. – 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades

Montgomery County Intermediate School
August 8th, 4:30-6:30 p.m. – 5th and 6th grades

McNabb Middle School
August 8th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – 7th and 8th grades

MC2
August 8th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – 7th grade only

Montgomery County High School
August 7th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Freshman Orientation (9th grade students only)

 

Welcome Letter - Dawn Cockrell, Principal
Chromebooks

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

 

Infinite Campus Moved to the Cloud

The move of Infinite Campus to the cloud is complete. All links have been updated. Old bookmarks will redirect you to the new location. You will want to delete your old bookmark and create a new bookmark.

Parents and students you will no longer need a district code for the Campus Portal Mobile app. If you already have the app it will ask for the district and the state. Just type in Montgomery for the county and then pick the state.

You can download the Infinite Campus Mobile Portal app for an iOS or Android device. Just a reminder the app is only for parents and students to view student grades, schedules, etc. Schedules will be available later this summer.

Operation Registration

There will not be a centralized Operation Registration this year. In an effort to expedite the process of updating student information, students took home a census sheet at the end of the 2016-17 school year; and schools have already updated any information for those students. Registration for students new to Montgomery County Schools or returning students, if student information has changed, will be held at each individual school. 

Learn more.

 

Summer Feeding Program

The Montgomery County School Nutrition Department is excited to announce details for their 2017 Summer Feeding Program. Every summer, the school nutrition department provides meals to the children of Montgomery County at no charge. Summer feeding site information may change during the summer.

Learn more.

Food that's in when school is out.

 

School Start and End Times for 17-18

The board approved the following start and end times for the 2017-18 school year:

Camargo - 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mapleton - 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Mt. Sterling - 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
MCIS - 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
McNabb - 8:25 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
MCHS - 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sterling School - 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
ELC - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Camargo Preschool - 7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Camp Kaleidoscope

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

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

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

 

Summer Camp Newsletter

Title I Services Parent Survey

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

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

Title One Service Survey

 

Making Up Snow Day: May 16, 2017 (Election Day)

At last night’s board meeting (3/28/17), the Montgomery County Board of Education agreed to use May 16, 2017 as a make-up day for the snow day that we had on 1/30/17.
The last day for students on the school calendar (May 18) is correct, contingent upon no other days are missed.

May 16, 2017 (Election Day) will be a student instructional day.

 

Schools Closed Wednesday, March 15th - TRIBE Day

Last minute road condition changes have us changing to a TRIBE Day for safety of all. Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, March 15th. This will be a TRIBE Day. Full day child care will be available at MSE. Please send a sack lunch with your child. 

 

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

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

Learn more.

Preschool and Kindergarten Roundup 2017-2018

 

Schools Closed Friday, February 24th

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

 

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!

http://signup.com/go/wyy46t

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CHAMPIONS FOR KIDS - THANK YOU, SCHOOL BOARD!

       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.

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January is Board Recognition Month

January is Board Recognition Month in Kentucky.  Please join Montgomery County Schools in expressing appreciation to the members of the Montgomery County Board of Education for their service.  Thank you Mrs. Alice Anderson, Dr. Dan Freeman, Dr. Jon Kelly Johnson, Mr. Bill R. Morgan, and Mrs. Sharon Smith-Breiner.

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

 

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.  

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FEBRUARY EXCITEMENT

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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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.

 

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.
 

MSE Internet Safety Class

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

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

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

Download form now.

Be Smart on the Internet

 

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