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Winner of Veterans Contest

Austin Wells was the winner of a contest held by MCIS in honor of veterans. Students were asked to choose a veteran to interview and write an essay or create a video. Austin, a sixth-grader, wrote his essay on Mark Allen Crain, principal of MCIS and a Marine veteran. Congratulations Austin!

Mrs. Heaton, Austin Wells and Mr. Crain

 

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.

 

Wendy's High School Heisman

Congratulations to Brogan Dice for being named the School Winner from Montgomery County High School in the Wendy's High School Heisman.  Wendy's recognizes Brogan as a high character student-athlete who sets the bar.  He works hard, shows more compassion and leads by example--in the classroom, on the field and within the community.  For Brogan, taking the easy way out or cutting corners is not an option and Wendy's is proud to honor his dedication.

Brogan Dice - Wendy's High School Heisman

 

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.

 

Golf Teams Advancing to State

Congratulations to our boys’ and girls’ golf teams!  The Indians won their third straight Region 12 Championship on Monday.  Yesterday, the Lady Indians hosted the regional tournament at Indian Creek.  They were runners up in the tournament.  Both teams will participate in the KHSAA State Golf Tournament next week.

 

MCHS Boys' Golf Team Region 12 Champs

MCHS Girls' Golf Team Region Runners Up

 

MCHS Student Completes Congress of Future Leaders

In June, Cotton Seth Thorpe represented Montgomery County High School and the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts.  Principal Rocky Franz presented Seth with his Award of Excellence, certifying his successful completion of the Congress.  Seth was personally taught by some of the greatest living minds in science and technology, who are winners of the world’s most prestigious international prizes.  Congratulations Seth!

Principal Rocky Franz and Cotton Seth Thorpe

 

Volunteer Orientation Canceled

Community Education Director Jeff Perkins will be hosting a volunteer orientation this Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 9 a.m. in the MCHS cafeteria.

MCIS Special Called SBDM

MCIS will call a special meeting for Site Base on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

 

Football Game Rescheduled

Due to the forecast of the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, the MCHS football game for Friday night (9/1/17) at Harrison County has been rescheduled.  The game will now be played on Saturday (9/2/17) at 6:00 p.m. at MCHS.  This was a mutual agreement between both schools, as Harrison County has a natural grass field and we are virtually certain their field will be unplayable. 

 

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.

 

Black Achievers

All 6th through 12th grade African American and Hispanic students in the district should have received a Black Achievers packet with information and an application. Montgomery County Schools provides registration fees and transportation for the sessions. There will be a Student/Parent meeting Monday, August 28th at 6:00 pm at Mt. Sterling Elementary.

YMCA Black Achievers Mission Statement:

Black Achievers is the catalyst that provides exposure to present and future educational/career opportunities, instills positive social values, ignites students' thirst for knowledge, enables students to reach their full potential by creating opportunities for adults and the community to participate in their lives, and empowers families to assist students in reaching higher goals.

The Black Achievers not only want you to go to college but we want you to go for free! Come and learn how you can take advantage of this wonderful program. The program will also discuss our planned educational trip and fundraising.

 

MCHS and McNabb Drop Off/Pick Up

The areas located behind MCHS and McNabb Middle School are not designated drop off or pick up areas. Those areas are allocated for buses and children with accessibility accommodations. Failing to comply with this may result in student disciplinary action for your student. At no point should a student exit the vehicle in the middle of the street (Woodford Drive).  McNabb and the high school have lines designated to drop off and pick up students. Please take time and exercise patience when following pick up and drop off protocols, which are designed with safety in mind for all involved. If you have questions, please contact Chris Barrier at 859-497-8760.

 

Board Recognition for August

At Tuesday night's (9/22/17) board meeting Bryce Patrick and Will Patrick were recognized for recently attending the 2017 Kentucky Boys State.  Boys State is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students, and is considered a highly regarded leadership training program.  Each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.  Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935, and was established in Kentucky in 1940.  Congratluations to Bryce and Will for their commendable achievement!

Will Patrick, Lt. Colonel Edward Stepanchuk and Bryce Patrick

(L-R) Will Patrick, Lt. Colonel Edward Stepanchuk and Bryce Patrick

 

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!

 

Athletic Passes

Athletic passes for the 2017-18 school year are available for purchase at Central Office. The passes will get you into any regular season sporting event at Montgomery County High School or McNabb Middle School.

The cost for the pass is $80 for Adults and $50 for Students. 
The pass will be good for the card holder only and you must present it at each event you attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Letcher at: Kevin.Letcher@montgomery.kyschools.us

 

Open House Dates

Open House dates and times are as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Chromebooks

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

 

MCIS SBDM Representative Election

On Thursday, July 20th, MCIS will hold its SBDM Representative Election from 9:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. at the school. If you have a child that will be enrolled at MCIS during the 2017-18 school year, you are eligible to vote in this election. This includes parents, step-parents and foster parents. Legal guardians are also eligible to vote if the child lives in their home.
The following parents are running for two Parent Representative seats on the council:

Davina Thomas
Sheena Bromogen
Trinia Walker Drisker
Marti Escalanti

MCIS strongly encourages all parents and guardians to participate in this process. Questions about the SBDM Parent Representative election process should be directed to the MCIS Youth Services Center. Mrs. Christie Redmond Jouett can be emailed at christie.redmond@montgomery.kyschools.us.

 

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.

Director of Transportation Announced

The Montgomery County School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Walter "Scotty" Johnson as the Director of Transportation.

Read more.

 

MCHS Announces Head Girls' Basketball Coach

Montgomery County High School has announced the hiring of Beth Vice Barrier as the head girls' basketball coach. 

Read more.

 

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.

 

Lady Indians Basketball Camp

The Lady Indians will be hosting a youth basketball camp the week of May 30 - June 2.  The camp is open to boys and girls entering kindergarten - eighth grade. Learn more.

 

Live-Stream Video

 The district will be offering family and community members the opportunity to watch the McNabb 8th grade promotion and MCHS graduation live via the internet.  Watch live

 

Microsoft Office Specialist Competition

Six students in Mrs. Angela Barker's  Advanced Computer Applications class received a perfect score of 1,000 in PowerPoint2013 in the Microsoft Office Specialist competition.  Congratulations to Bethany Booth, Briana Bryant, Myiah Clemons, Kelcie Cooper, Ben Rose, and Tiffani Tyra.

Read more.

 

Schools Closed Friday, February 24th

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

 

Local Planning Committee Meeting

The Montgomery County Schools’ Local Planning Committee will conduct a meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Clay Community Center.  The public is invited. 

Read more.

 

No School tomorrow, January 30th

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

 

MSE a 2017 Kentucky School of Character

We are pleased to announce that Character.org, a national advocate and leader for the character education movement in collaboration with Kentucky, named Mt. Sterling Elementary a 2017 Kentucky School of Character. 

Read more.

MSE has been named a 2017 Kentucky School of Character.

 

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

 

Middle School Wrestling Finishes 4th in District

The McNabb Wrestling Team competed in the district tournament this weekend and placed 4th. In their respective weight class, Tanner Campbell finished 3rd, Stryker Davidson finished 4th, Jordan Diaz finished 4th, Devin Johnson finished 3rd, and Dylan Wray finished 2nd. Congratulations and good luck at the upcoming regional competition!

McNabb Wrestling Team finished 4th in district tournament.

 

United State Senate Youth Program

We would like to congratulate senior, Madison Cline! Madison was chosen as one of two student delegates to represent the state of Kentucky at the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) to be held in Washington, D.C., March 4 – 11, 2017. She, along with several other young men and women, will meet with leaders of Congress and the President. Madison will also be awarded a $10,000 scholarship to the college or university of her choice.

Read more.

Madison Cline was chosen as one of two student delegates to represent Kentucky at the USSYP.

 

MCIS Hat and Glove Drive

The MCIS Leadership group is made up of 23 5th and 6th graders that meet each Tuesday. Their goal is to develop good leadership skills through service projects, small business tours and team work activities. They are currently doing a hat and glove drive to collect these needed items for the FRYSC at MCIS. Anything not used at MCIS will be donated to other schools.

MCIS Leadership group with hats and gloves donated to FRYSC.

 

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 meet on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 4 p.m. at the Clay Community Center. 

Read more.

 

Change in Schedule

Tomorrow night's (12-13-16) basketball games will be played at Bourbon County. The boys' will tip off at 6 p.m. and the Lady Indians will begin approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of the boys' game.

 

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

 

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.

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. 

 

Dalton Carter Appointed to the United States Military Academy

Dalton Carter, a MCHS senior this year, has had the desire to serve his country since he can remember.  He’s been appointed to the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point.  Recruiting the nation’s most promising students who have maintained academic excellence, along with excellent physicality, West Point has been educating, training, and inspiring leaders of character for the United States Army and for the nation for more than 200 years. A student attending West Point is provided a tuition-free education; in return, the student commits to five years of active duty as a commissioned second lieutenant in the Army and an additional three years as a reserve. Out of all of the applicants per year to West Point, approximately nine percent actually receive admission.  In addition to all of the strict criteria to be admitted, applicants must also have a congressional nomination. Dalton received a nomination for admission from Congressman Andy Barr.  “I want to thank everyone who has helped along the way: Mrs. Eads, Mrs. Manning, Ms. Gannon, Mr. Richards, Mrs. Manley, Mr. Sizemore, Mr. Mansfield, Ms. Botts and my family and friends,” Dalton shared.  Dalton is the son of Cherokee and Heather Carter.

Congratulations to Dalton and his family for this tremendous honor.

Chief Academic Officer, Renee Boots, Guidance Counselor Melissa Eads, Dalton Carter, and Principal Rocky Franz.

 

 

D A N C E

Preschoolers at the ELC participated in a school book activity “DANCE” by Matthew Van Fleet. Occupational, physical and speech therapists read the book to each classroom and taught the movements to the kids. On the next day, the kids were invited to the dance hall to do the dance with the animals in the book.

MCIS students helped to get the props and art ready for this awesome activity!

Staff dressed up as characters from the book Dance.

Preschoolers particpated in a school book activity.      MCIS students helped the ELC with the props and art for this activity.

 

Preschool Registration

Our preschool program at the Early Learning Center will be registering students for the 2017-18 school year on Tuesday, July 18th from 2:00-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 19th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For questions please call the ELC at (859) 497.8724 ext. 200.
To register your child for preschool, you will need to bring the following items:
- Child’s Social Security Card *Optional*
- Proof of Residence (example – bill, mail, or drivers license)
- Child’s Physical
- Child’s Eye Exam
- Child’s Dental Screen
- Child’s current Immunization Record
- Proof of Income (income eligibility for 4 year old students)

Preschool Registration

 

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

 

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.

Too Good for Drugs

Camargo Elementary 4th grade students finished the program Too Good for Drugs. TGFD is a 10 week program where students learn about goals, decision making, identifying and managing emotions, affective communication, peer pressure, drugs, alcohol, and healthy choices. FRC Director Jodi Morrison taught the Too Good for Drugs program.

FRC Director Jodi Morrison teaching Camargo 4th grade students during the Too Good for Drugs program.

 

Microsoft Office Specialist Results

Congratulations to Kelcie Cooper and Ben Rose! Kelcie and Ben each received a perfect score of 1,000 in Excel 2013 in the Microsoft Office Specialist competition.  Kelcie won the qualifier with a faster time and will be representing Montgomery Co. ATC as the fall qualifier in Excel 2013 this June in Orlando, FL. 

Read more.

Kelcie Cooper won the qualifier and will represent Montgomery County ATC.     Ben Rose received a perfect score of 1,000 in Excel 2013 in the MOS competition.

 

 

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

 

Kim Barnes Recipient of Service & Advocacy Award

We would like to congratulate Ms. Kim Barnes for receiving the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE) Service and Advocacy Award.The purpose of this award is to provide recognition of exceptional service and/or advocacy in support of educating Kentucky’s gifted and talented children and youth.She accepted the award during the KAGE Annual Conference held last month.

Read more.

Kim Barnes received the KAGE Service & Advocacy Award. She is pictured with her MC2 students.

 

Kentucky Boys State

Two MCHS juniors were recently selected to for the Kentucky Boys State.  Boys State is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students, and is considered a highly regarded leadership training program. Each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935, and was established in Kentucky in 1940.

At Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen for an entire week. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, training in various topics, assemblies, journalism and recreational programs.

High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. Selection can be made as well by the Executive Director, especially for students in areas under represented by American Legion Posts. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.

We would like to congratulate Bryce Patrick and Will Patrick for this commendable achievement! 

Bryce Patrick and Will Patrick were selected for Kentucky Boys State.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Board Recognition for October

At Tuesday night's (10/24/17) board meeting the MCHS Boys' and Girls' Golf Teams were recognized for participating in the state tournament.

The boys' team won the 12th Region title for the third consecutive year.  Kevin Lawson is the Head Coach and Collin Jones is the assistant coach for the team.  Team members include: Kyle Amburgey, Luke Fuller, Evan King, Jon Kosier, and Logan McCormick.

MCHS Boys' Golf Team

 

The girls' team were region runner-up.  Chris Spoonamore is the Head Coach for the team.  Team members include: Emilie Carter, Anna Clay Clark, Laura Ragan Gay, Lyndsey Hartgrove, and Matalyn Webb.

MCHS Girls' Golf Team

 

Student Traveling Art Exhibit

Four Montgomery County students were chosen to participate in the Student Traveling Art Exhibit “A Matter of Perspective.” Students’ artwork will be showcased in numerous schools, museums, businesses, libraries, and hospitals across the Commonwealth beginning January 2017. Congratulations to 7th grader Jacob Martin, 8th graders Tanner Hatton and Sarah Yarber, and 11th grader Thomas Nye.  

Read more.

 

Parent Track Meeting

All parents of students wishing to participate in varsity boys' / girls' track this year should attend the parent meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 12th in the high school cafeteria from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Please feel free to contact Coach Stepanchuk with any questions.

A parent meeting will be held on Thursday, January 12th for students wishing to participate in varsity track.

MCHS Chess Team Qualifies for State

The MCHS Chess Team finished fourth in the Quad D Regional Tournament. By finishing fourth, the team qualified for the state chess championship that will occur in March; Senior, Dylan Hendrix won a $1,000 endowment to Morehead State University at the regional tournament. Dylan finished first out of the seniors that were vying for the scholarship! Congratulations to the team and Dylan.

MCHS Chess Team finished 4th in Quad D Regional.

 

National Anthem Quartet Performed at Girls' Sweet 16

One of MCHS’s National Anthem Quartets was chosen via an audition process (which included submitting a recording) to sing at the Girls’ Sweet 16 Tournament (Final Four) this past Friday, March 10th, at Northern Kentucky University. Mr. Ashley Tyree shared, “You may have heard them singing at one of several MCHS Athletic Events in the last two years and I know you will agree with me that the honor is well deserved.” The members are seniors, Roman Wood (Bass), Jesse Cole (Tenor), Emily Spradling (Alto), and Victoria Toy (Soprano).

Roman Wood, Jesse Cole, Emily Spradling, and Victoria Toy sang the National Anthem at the KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16.

 

McNabb Breakout Night!

On April 27th, families of 7th and 8th grade students gathered at McNabb Middle School for the first ever KPREP Breakout Night! There were approximately 50 students who came out to review content material for KPREP in this fun and exciting way! Students were expected to solve clues and riddles, and a few math problems, to break out of their room. There were three rooms per grade level to break out of, with a time limit of 20 minutes per room.

Read 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.

 

WKYT's Sam Dick Visits McNabb

On Tuesday, WKYT's evening news anchor Sam Dick attended McNabb Middle School and spoke to two of Mr. Allison's 8th grade classes.  Sam centered his lecture on a quote from Coach Mark Stoops, "Yesterday is gone. Today's a beautiful day-embrace it. Tomorrow's truly not promised."

WKYT News Anchor Sam Dick Visits McNabb   WKYT News Anchor Sam Dick Visits McNabb

Mock Trial Placed 3rd in UK Tournament

The Montgomery County High School Mock Trial team placed third in the UK Mock Trial Tournament held on February 4th.

Sixteen teams from all across the state participated in the open invitational at the University of Kentucky. Montgomery County went 6-0 on the judges' scorecards through two jury trials scoring victories over Dixie Heights and Henderson County.

Several individual team members won awards. In the first trial against Dixie Heights, senior Sloan Lansdale won for Outstanding Witness and freshman Elliott King won the award for Outstanding Attorney. In the second trial against Henderson County, junior Karisma Keeton was named Outstanding Attorney while freshman Brianna Bryant was named Outstanding Witness.

The state tournament will be held the first weekend of March. Congratulations and good luck in the state tournament!

MCHS Mock Trial Team at the UK Invitational Tournament.

(From Left to Right) Brianna Bryant (Outstanding Plaintiff witness), Elliot King (Outstanding Defense Attorney), Karisma Keeton (Outstanding Plaintiff Attorney) and Sloan Landsdale (Outstanding Defense Witness).

 

McNabb Chess Team Finishes 1st in Regional

Congratulations to the McNabb Middle School Chess Team for finishing first place in the Quad D Regional Tournament.  The team is in their first year and qualified for the state competition in March. Trevor Ray finished a perfect 5-0 in the tournament. The team is coached by Sean Evans and Ashlyn Richards. Congratulations on a great season and good luck at state!

McNabb Chess Team

 

Skills USA Competition

Montgomery County ATC students recently competed in the Skills USA Region 12 Leadership and Skills Competition. Students attending the competition were Colby Banks, Tylar Boyd, Dalton Carter, Raiden Faulkner, Jonathan Havens, Brian Jones, and Dalton Rogers. Welding Fabrication students Colby Banks, Dalton Carter and Dalton Rogers placed 3rd in their event and Welding I student, Jonathan Havens placed 3rd in his event. Brian Jones placed 2nd in Welding Sculpture and will advance to the state competition which will be held in Louisville in April. 

Read more.

Montgomery County ATC students competed in the Skills USA Competition.

 

Proof Night for JROTC Photographs

Photographs recently taken of JROTC students will be available for purchase on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 3:00-8:00 p.m.  North American Photographers will show proofs in the JROTC Room.  Students may not view proofs unless a parent/guardian accompanies them.  This is the only chance to view the photographs.

 

Parker Poulos Qualifies for State Arhcery Tournament

On Friday, March 10, the MCHS Archery Team competed in the KHSAA Region 7 Archery Tournament at Pendleton County High School. Senior, Parker Poulos shot a qualifying score and will advance to the KHSAA State Tournament. She will compete on April 20 at 9:30 a.m. at KBA in Lexington. Parker is the first Montgomery County Archer to qualify for the state tournament. Congratulations and best of luck, Parker!

Parker Poulos is the first MCHS Archer to qualify for state competition.

 

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!

 

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Back to School Classic 5K Run/Walk

 

8th Annual Back to School Classic 5K Race

to benefit

Carol Barnes Volner Scholarship Fund

 

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at McNabb Middle School

8:00 a.m.

Download Entry Form now!

 

Preschool Enrollment Opportunity

The Montgomery County Schools Preschool Program will be conducting an enrollment opportunity for students’ ages three and four who meet eligibility requirements. Families interested in enrolling may contact our building at (859) 497-8724 and select extension 3 or stop by our office at 212 N. Maysville Street, Mt. Sterling. Applications will be available to complete and screening appointments scheduled. Office hours are Monday- Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Before and after school childcare is available for students. Should financial assistance be needed in order for your child to attend daycare, you may contact our District Childcare office at (859) 497-8724 extension 212. Staff will be able to assist you with any questions regarding the program.

Enrollment documents needed are as follows: 
Birth Certificate
Social Security Card * Optional 
Physical
Immunization Certificate 
Dental Screening
Vision Exam
Proof of Residence

Now enrolling preschool students ages 3 and 4 who meet eligibility requirements.

 

United States Presidential Scholars Program

MCHS senior, Greyson Cox was selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. Students for this program are chosen based on their accomplishment in several areas including academic, artistic success, leadership, and involvement in their school and community. Approximately 500 candidates are named semifinalists and their names and supporting materials are sent to the Commission for review. 

Read more.

Greyson Cox was selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.

 

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

 

Nathan Turner to Attend Prestigious Craft Academy

Congratulations to MC2 sophomore, Nathan Turner! Nathan has been selected to attend the prestigious Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics on the campus of Morehead State University.

While finishing high school, Nathan will attend the Academy and can complete up to two years of university work at no cost.

Nathan Turner has been selected to attend the Craft Academy.

 

FBLA Competes at State

The Montgomery County ATC FBLA chapter traveled to Louisville, Kentucky last month to compete in State Competition at the Galt House. Those individuals and teams from the chapter that placed and will be competing in National Competition this summer in Anaheim, California. Read more.

FBLA students competing at state.

 

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.

 

School Nutrition Meal Charge Procedure

A letter was sent home today (3/13/17) with all MCHS students providing more information regarding the School Nutrition Meal Charge Procedure. 

Read more.

 

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.
 

February Board Recognition

Congratulations to the following who were recognized at the Board meeting on Tuesday (2/28/17).

  1. United States Presidential Scholars Program 
  2. All-State Soccer 
  3. All-State Chorus
  4. Microsoft Office Specialist Qualifiers
  5. McNabb Middle School Wrestling
  6. Spelling Bee School Champions 

Read more.

Recognition at April Board Meeting

At Tuesday night's (4/25/17) board meeting the following students were recognized.

  1. Jack Rose
  2. MCHS Swim Team
  3. Chess Teams - McNabb & MCHS
  4. Academic Teams - McNabb & MCHS
  5. Mock Trial Team
  6. Craft Academy: Nathan Turner
  7. Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders: Seth Thorpe
  8. Duke Talent Identification Program

 

Read more.

 

First Grader Raises Money for Smile Train

Jake Mills is a first grade student in Ms. Mindy Jordan’s class at Camargo Elementary. Jake asked his mother, Karen Mills who is also a first grade teacher at Camargo, why the school couldn't try and raise money for kids with a cleft lip to help them pay for the surgery. He noticed how the school raises money for other causes and said Smile Train is important too. Smile Train is an international children’s charity that provides 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in 85+ developing countries. His mother told him he could set up an appointment and talk with his principal, Mrs. Dennie. After meeting with Mrs. Dennie, Jake set up a proposal and rules for the fundraiser. He helped collect and count the money. Jake wanted to raise at least $250, enough money to cover the cost of one surgery. Over the short period for the fundraiser, Camargo ended up collecting $512.99, exceeding his goal!

Jake Mills raised money for Smile Train.

 

Teen & Parent Safe Driving Forum

A Teen and Parent Safe Driving Forum will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21st in the MCHS Auditorium. 

Read more.

 

Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Cotton Seth Thorpe, a 10th grader, has been selected as a Delegate to represent Montgomery County High School and the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders to be held June 29, 30 and July 1, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts.   The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, sponsored by the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, will honor Delegates and direct them to stay true to their dreams.  The Congress is an academic honors program open only to high-achieving high school students who have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (or equivalent) and committed to the field of science and technology.  During the three-day Congress, Delegates will be mentored by some of the greatest living minds in science – men and women who are literally leading humanity into the 21st century of innovation and discovery.   Speakers will include Nobel Prize Laureates, deans from the world’s top-10 universities, leaders in research and cutting-edge technology, and leaders from private industry.  Congratulations on this remarkable achievement!

Cotton Seth Thorpe Selected for the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

 

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

 

Surplus Sale

Montgomery County Schools will be holding a surplus sale at Clay's Warehouse 2 on Levee Rd. on Friday, March 24 at 4:00pm. Items will be available for inspection Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24 from 8:00am until 4:00pm. For additional details, please contact David Walters at 859-497-8707 or via email at david.walters@montgomery.kyschools.us.  

 

MCHS Youth ADAPT

The Montgomery County High School ADAPT (Alcohol, Drug Abuse Prevention Team) is a peer driven effort to educate and prevent alcohol and drug abuse amongst the students of MCHS. This group of students met for the first time on Friday with the Mt. Sterling Police Department. MCHS Youth ADAPT will collect information on current and future drug trends amongst students, once identified the group will develop an educational awareness program to help educate their fellow students.

MCHS Youth ADAPT group with Chief Charles and K9 Officer Jason Perry.

 

Duke TIP

Five phenomenal 7th graders qualified for state recognition in the Duke Talent Identification Program.  The students take the ACT college entrance exam and any who score at or above the national average for high school students are recognized at the state level in a ceremony. Of those give students, one qualified for GRAND recognition, which includes a special ceremony at Duke University.  Only about 3% of students in the nation achieve at this level.  GRAND RECOGNITION (State plus Duke): Landon Cord; STATE RECOGNITION: Lacey Johnson, Lorien Molstad, Caitlin Reynolds, and Hayden Stull.

Duke TIP students

 

Board Approved Revisions to Calendar

Earlier this evening, the Montgomery County Board of Education approved revisions to the school calendar as follows:

The last day for students will be Thursday, May 18th.

MCHS graduation will be held on Friday, May 19th at 7 p.m.

The end of the school year is a busy time, including mandatory awards ceremonies, testing, completion and promotion programs** and other events. Please contact your school if you have any questions regarding dates of specific events.

**Please Note: McNabb’s 8th grade promotion will be held on Thursday, May 18th at 7 p.m.

 

Matthew Rutherford Wins T-Shirt Design Contest

Migrant Education’s Eastern Regional Office began making plans for a summer camp that will be held at Morehead State University in June 2017.  They asked migrant students in grades 8-11 to submit a piece of artwork that will be used as the design for the summer camp t-shirt.  The theme was “Overcoming Obstacles.”   Matthew Rutherford’s design was selected as the winner out of entries from 27 counties.  Matthew is an eighth grade student at McNabb Middle School.  We are very proud of Matthew’s accomplishment! 

Matthew Rutherford Wins T-Shirt Design Contest

 

TorchPrep's Summer Intensive Program

Dear Parents and Students,

The process of applying to college can be intimidating, and many students and parents worry about one aspect in particular: the ACT® test. A great ACT® score can open doors to funding and admission. With colleges more selective and expensive than ever, an investment in your student’s ACT® score is an investment in their future.

We are offering our students the opportunity to partner with TorchPrep, an innovative test training program that cracks the code on improving ACT® scores. Make good use of the extra time this summer by enrolling in TorchPrep’s Summer Intensive program. Through strategy-driven training focused on repetition, customization, and student motivation, TorchPrep will help your student overcome the ACT®.

TorchPrep has continually yielded outstanding ACT® scores for our students. Whether you’re trying to get into the college of your choice or secure scholarship money, TorchPrep is worth it!

Early Registration Deadline: 5/30/2017

Learn More

TorchPrep Training Schedule

 

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.

 

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