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Black and Hispanic Achievers Session Canceled

Due to expected inclement weather conditions, the Black and Hispanic Achievers Saturday session for January 12, 2019, has been canceled.  The next session is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2019.

Forrest Signs with UC

Jarrett Forrest signed earlier this week with the University of the Cumberlands to run cross country and track. Congratulations to Jarrett and his family on his commitment to further his education and running career!

Jarrett Forrest Signing

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

Read more.

McNabb Cheerleaders Earned State Champion Title

McNabb Middle School's Cheerleading Squad was named Middle School Super Large State Champions on December 15. The team, comprised of 23 girls, have worked extraordinarily hard this season. Congratulations to the team and coaches!

McNabb Cheerleading Squad

MCHS SBDM Meeting Rescheduled

The MCHS SBDM meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 13 has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 4 p.m. 

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

 

Coburn Signs with KCU

Congratulations to MCHS Senior Alex Coburn and her family. She signed on December 7th to play soccer with Kentucky Christian University in the fall.

Alex Coburn Signs with KCU

8th Graders Participate in Operation Preparation Operation Preparation 2018

The 8th graders participated in Operation Preparation this morning - getting the opportunity to talk with different community members about their careers. We are so appreciative for our community contributing to our students' futures in this way, and taking time out of their day to join us.

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MoCo Students Have Big Hearts When it Comes to Helping Others

The MCHS Key Club held their 4th Annual Canned Food Drive.  District-wide, our students donated almost 11,000 non-perishable items to the Sterling Food Coalition!  We are so proud of their generosity and giving spirit.  Thank you to everyone who donated.

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 Sleeve Project

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

 

MSE Outreach

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Ms. Goodrich Named KAHPERD Teacher of the Year

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

Commanding General Visits MCHS

Earlier this month, MCHS JROTC had its first-ever visit from the United States Army Cadet Command Commanding General.  Major General John Evans and Command Sergeant Major Mario Teranus toured the facilities and took a closer look at the high school’s JROTC program.  MG Evans did more than just talking. He listened.  Each cadet told him their area of responsibility, tasks associated with their job, and what they wanted to do after high school.

Read more about the CG's visit to MCHS.

CG Visits MCHS

Lady Indians Undefeated Champions

The Lady Indians 7th and 8th Grade Basketball Teams are regular season and Bluegrass Conference Tournament champions!  Both teams were undefeated. Congratulations!

Champions!

MCHS Students Tour Manufacturing Facilities

On Tuesday, October 5 nearly 100 students from MCHS had the opportunity to tour local manufacturing facilities like Masco Cabinetry Mt. Sterling, Precision Resource, Olympic Steel, and Cooper Standard. 

Read more.

MCHS students tour local manufacturing facilities.

Incident at High School

Safety is always our top priority at Montgomery County Schools. This morning, at the beginning of the school day, an event happened at the high school that we wanted to make you aware of. The situation has been completely taken care of and appropriate disciplinary action will occur. During events like this, rumors can expand and spread, which is why we wanted to make you aware of this as soon as possible.

Read the letter being sent home with high school students.

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

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

Read more.

No School Monday, September 10, 2018

There will be no school in Montgomery County Monday, September 10, 2018. Child care will be available at Northview Elementary from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your child.

4th & 5th Grade Auditions

As tradition in the McNabb Spring Musical, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our elementary school students by providing our 4th and 5th graders with an opportunity to audition next week for select minor roles in our upcoming production.

Auditions

 

FBLA Leadership Development Camp

On July 17th, FBLA Chapter 5341 officers and advisors traveled to Nancy, Kentucky to attend the 2018 FBLA Leadership Development Camp. The camp lasted from July 17 – July 19. Officers were able to attend specific classes related to their office to learn more about the duties that they were to complete while in office. The responsibilities they learned while attending camp were to further the officers’ understanding of their office, as well as FBLA as a whole. Besides the classes officers were required to attend, campers were able to participate in many fun activities that were organized by the camp directors. These activities included sports, scavenger hunts, a track meet, karaoke, and a bonfire! Officer camp is not only about learning about officer duties but also growing socially as individuals. 

Officers

 

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 Rec Bowl

Congratulations, Montgomery County Indians!  The Indians are the winners of the 71st Rec Bowl!

2018 Rec Bowl
 

Camp McNabb

McNabb will host a day of transition activities for rising 6th and 7th graders.  “Camp McNabb” will offer students an opportunity to meet with their teachers and learn more about McNabb.  Lunch will be provided, but parents must provide transportation.  Parents will drop off and pick up students at the front drop-off loop.  Drop-off time is 9:00 a.m.; pick up at 2:00 p.m.

Camp McNabb 6th grade:  August 2

Camp McNabb 7th grade:  August 3

 

Camargo Elementary Principal Announced

Mrs. Dudley Napier has been selected as the new Principal of Camargo Elementary.

Read the news release.

2018-2019 Back-to-School Information

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

Visit our Back-to-School page

Back to School

New Student Registration

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

View dates for New Student Registration

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

New Student Registration

 

Local Teacher Receives National Recognition

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Northview Elementary Meet & Greet

Northview Elementary School students, staff and families are invited to attend a Meet & Greet with Principal Nick Pannell and Assistant Principal Shawn Lansdale on Monday, July 23rd from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Northview Elementary cafeteria. Refreshments will be served.

Camargo Principal Selection Survey

LogoThe Camargo Elementary SBDM Council requests input regarding the qualities desired in the next leader for Camargo. Please use the link below to respond to a short survey. The survey will remain open through June 26th.

https://goo.gl/forms/kcf7GamGGzBlrZkA2

MCHS SBDM Meeting Canceled

The MCHS SBDM meeting scheduled for tonight (6/21/18) has been canceled.  

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. 

 

Montgomery County Student Elected to Kentucky FFA State Office

Joy Pidgorodetska was elected to serve as the 2017-2018 Kentucky FFA President.  Joy is the daughter of Nick Pidgorodetskiy and Natalia Pidgorodetska of Mt. Sterling.  She is a member of the Montgomery County FFA chapter where her advisors are Tim Adams, Jeff Arnett, Caitlin Quinn, and Alton Stull.

Joy was one of 23 candidates who ran for State Officer from across the Commonwealth.  She completed an application and rigorous interview process. She was selected by a Nominating Committee made up of graduating senior FFA members and elected unanimously by the delegate body. 

State FFA Officers commit to a year of service to the organization.  State Officers complete extensive training following their election.  They travel several thousand miles representing the State Association at local and regional FFA events, agricultural meetings, and various other functions across the state.  Their year of service will conclude during the 90th State FFA Convention which will be held June 11-13, 2019 in Lexington. 

Kentucky FFA is an organization of over 14,000 middle and high school students enrolled in Agricultural Education courses.  The organization currently has 150 chapters in 115 counties.  Nationally, FFA has over 653,000 members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.  

  Student Elected to Kentucky FFA State Office

Holley to Attend Executive Leadership Training

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

Read more.

Northview Elementary Principal Announced

Mr. Nick Pannell has been selected as the new Principal of Northview Elementary.

Read the news release.

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.

Summer Feeding Program

The Montgomery County School Nutrition will kick off their Summer Feeding Program at the First Friday Marker on Friday, June 1st from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  All children under the age of 18 can stop by and try local fresh picked strawberries.  Their booth will be located between The Blue Rose and Oopsie Daisies.  View Summer Feeding site locations or text FOOD to 877877.

Food that's in when school is out.

Graduation Live Stream

This year we will be live streaming the Class of 2018’s Graduation Ceremony. You will have a couple options on how to view the ceremony should you not be able to attend OR if the Arena were to fill to capacity prior to your arrival. Live streaming of the ceremony will be available to anyone with internet access from the convenience of your home.

Montgomery County High School Graduation Ceremony May 25th at 7:00 p.m.

Graduation Live Stream

National Honor Society

The Montgomery County High School chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony at the school on the evening of May 8. The MCHS Class of 2019 NHS had 102 inductees.

MCHS Class of 2018 NHS Inductees

Northview Elementary Principal Survey

The district is seeking community involvement in the selection of the new Northview principal.  We would appreciate input regarding qualities you would like to see in its principal.  To provide your feedback, please complete the survey, available below.  The survey will close at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16th. 

Take the survey.

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.

Director of Pupil Personnel Announced

Mr. Mark Allen Crain has been named Director of Pupil Personnel for Montgomery County Schools.  

Read the full news release.

Cameron Smith Signs with Norwich

Cameron Smith has signed with Norwich University - The Military Academy of Vermont.

Cameron is a 4-year cadet with the Montgomery County High School JROTC program and has received a $100,000 Presidential Scholarship from Norwich and a 4-year full tuition scholarship from Army ROTC cadet command.

The Military College of Vermont is a private university located in Northfield, Vermont.  It is the oldest private military college in the United States. The university was founded in 1819 at Norwich, Vermont, as the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy. It is the oldest of six senior military colleges and is recognized by the United States Department of Defense as the “Birthplace of ROTC” (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps).

Pictured (L-R) is Mr. Barry Follett, 1949 graduate of Norwich and Mt. Sterling resident, Cadet Cameron Smith, Cameron’s mother Jody, and step-father Jerry.

Congratulations Cameron!

Cadet Cameron Smith signs with Norwich.

Class of 2018 Top 25 Seniors

Congratulations to all the Montgomery County High School seniors and their families who were honored at the Whitaker Bank Top 25 Achievement Banquet on May 1st.


Class of 2018 Top 25 Seniors

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.

MCHS Senior Swimmers Sign with Transy

Seniors, Benton Patrick and Ashleigh Richardson both signed with Transylvania University on Thursday, May 3. Congratulations to Benton, Ashleigh, and their families on their commitment to swim and further their education!

Seniors Benton Patrick and Ashleigh Richardson sign with Transylvania University.

2018-2019 School Calendar Approved

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted to approve the 2018-2019 school caelndar.  The school year will begin for students on Thursday, August 16, and end on Thursday, May 23.  The calendar includes a two-day fall break in October as well as a full week of spring break the first week of April.

See all important dates.

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.

Summer Feeding Program

The MCS Nutrition Department will be hosting an informational meeting regarding the Summer Feeding Program on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 2:00-2:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Montgomery County High School nutrition office located near the cafeteria.  Please enter the high school through the main entrance (Building 2) and check into the front office upon arrival.  For questions, please contact Sandy Jones at (859) 497-8578 or email sandy.jones@montgomery.kyschools.us.

Registering for Preschool & Kindergarten

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

WHERE WHEN

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

Friday, April 27
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

What do you need to bring?

DOWNLOAD student registration forms now!

 

Name Suggestions for New Elementary

The Montgomery County School District is asking the public for suggestions for a new name for the 4th elementary school (formerly MCIS). The community can submit name suggestions online through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 18.

Learn more about how you can submit a suggestion for a new name for the 4th elementary school.

All-District Orchestra

From a large field of auditioning candidates the following students have advanced to the KMEA District 8 All-District orchestra: 

Meyrick Barnett, Caleb Bramel, Jacob Boggs, Kade Bowlin, Avery Conn, Jacquelyn Crump, Emily Donaldson, Elliott King, Noah Mascle, James May, Joe Newell, Catesby Pinney, Daniel Risner, Micah Rouse, Jill Rush, Hayden Shepherd, Alex Tufono, Rebecca Wallingford, and Raymond You.

These students will travel to Boyd County High School on March 24th to participate in rehearsals and a performance with other students from orchestras throughout the district.

Special honors to Elliott King on bass, Daniel Risner on cello, and Raymond You on violin as they each placed first on their respective instruments.  Congratulations to our Montgomery County All-District Orchestra students!

McNabb & MCHS Chess Teams Advance to State

McNabb and MCHS chess teams recently competed in the Quad D Regional Tournaments. Both teams finished third respectively. The MCHS team qualified for the KCA State Chess Team Competition that will be held on March 24th. Senior William Botts won a onetime $1,000 endowment to Morehead State University for being the top-rated senior at the Quad D regional tournament. Congratulations and good luck at state competition!

McNabb Chess Team   MCHS Chess Team

Congratulations to the MCHS Mock Trial Teams

The MCHS Mock Trial red team placed third in the state tournament. They missed out on the state championship round by half a ballot. The team also had the highest strength of schedule in the entire tournament. The blue team also had a strong showing and just missed placing in the top 10 in the state! Congratulations!

MCHS Mock Trial

MCHS Mock Trial

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.)

 

FRYSC Legislative Page

MCHS junior Mckenzie Blankenship spent Wednesday (2/28/18) in Frankfort working as an FRYSC Legislative Page for Senator Ralph Alvarado.

Mckenzie Blankenship

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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ACT Prep

Do you need additional support preparing for the ACT?

ACT Prep sessions will be offered at MCHS for our students and will begin on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The sessions will meet in the MCHS cafeteria for three hours beginning at 9:00 a.m. The ACT Prep sessions cover test content and strategies.  The cost is free. 

Register Now!

Mock Trial Teams Advance to State

The MCHS Mock Trial program continued their successful season this past weekend by qualifying both of their teams for the state tournament.  The two teams will travel to Covington the first weekend of March and will compete against schools from all across the state.  Congratulations!

MCHS Mock Trial Teams ​​​​​​​

Safety is Always Our Top Priority

Student and staff safety is always our top priority at Montgomery County Schools.  Recently a situation occurred that we felt we needed to let everyone know about in order to address misinformation being shared.

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, one round of small caliber ammunition in very beat up condition was found on the floor of a classroom at the high school.  Law enforcement and school officials investigated the situation and could not find any connection to any potential threat.  This appears to be an isolated situation and at no time were students or staff in any danger. 

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.

 

Super Saturday College & Career Fair

The 2018 MCHS Super Saturday Career & College Fair is right around the corner! This is a district-wide fair that is free and open to all interested students and families in Montgomery County.  Find out which college and career representatives will be available in our brochure.

      When:  Saturday, February 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

      Where: Montgomery County High School, 724 Woodford Drive

MCHS Super Saturday

 

The Lion King JR.

McNabb Middle School will present Disney’s The Lion King JR. musical February 23-25 at the McNabb Middle School auditorium. 

Families and community members are welcome to attend. Tickets will be on sale at McNabb two hours prior to the start of the show and cost $10 for adults and $5 for children and students (under 18).  Make plans to attend!

The Lion King JR.

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

McCune Signs with Lindsey Wilson

Congratulations to MCHS senior and football player, Luke McCune, who signed with Lindsey Wilson College today. Luke has been a two-year starter, two-time All-District team, Courier Journal Second Team All-State, Associated Press Honorable Mention All-State, the 2017 MVP, and has a 3.7+ GPA. Congratulations to Luke and his family!

Luke McCune Signs with Lindsey Wilson

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

Born Learning Session Cancelled

The Born Learning session scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.  The next session will be held on Monday, February 26.

No School Monday, February 5, 2018

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

No School February 2, 2018

There will be no school in Montgomery County Friday, February 2, 2018. This is a normal snow day and WILL NOT be a TRIBE Day. Child care will be available at the Early Learning Center and Mt. Sterling Elementary from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your child.

100th Day of School

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

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

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

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

MCHS Academic Team Finished 3rd in District Tournament

The MCHS academic team placed third in the district tournament held this past weekend.  Rebecca Swartz placed second in written composition and fifth in language arts.  Kenley Grimes placed second in written composition. In science Alex Tufono placed second and Riker Lansdale placed fourth.  Nick Pidgorodetskiy placed fifth in math and Nate Brother placed fifth in social studies. The team will advance to regional competition on February 17th.

MCHS Acacdemic Team finished 3rd in the district tournament.

The Great Kindness Challenge

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

MSE student decorates a table cloth with his hand print.

Varsity Track Parent Meeting

There will be a Varsity Track meeting for all students and their parents/guardians next Thursday, January 25th in the MCHS cafeteria from 5:30-6:00 p.m. All students interested in competing this spring at the varsity level will need to attend. 

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.

Keeton to Compete at DYW State Program

Karisma Keeton left for the Distinguished Young Woman State Program this past Sunday (1/7/18). The state program will be held Saturday and Sunday January 13-14 at the Singletary Center in Lexington. Karisma will be joined during the state scholarship program by her DYW little sister, Elizabeth Jarman, a second grader at MSE. Karisma will be rehearsing this week in addition to completing many rewarding community service projects. She is 1 of 31 high school girls in Kentucky who have the privilege to be a member of this incredible program.

Karisma Keeton and Elizabeth Jarman - Photo Courtesy of DYW State Progra

Chess Tournament Rescheduled

The MCHS Chess Tournament at Owsley County scheduled for January 6th has been postponed until Saturday, January 13th.

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.

Students Help with Angel Tree

Several MCHS students, including JROTC cadets, took time last month to help wrap and prepare gifts for the Angel Tree Program here in Montgomery County. Of course, all of this was anonymous; they didn’t know the identity of the student they were helping with. After being sorted, the gifts were picked up by students’ families.

MCHS Students Help with Angel Tree

JROTC Cadets with Dr. Richards

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.

FBLA Visits McNabb Students

On November 28, the FBLA chapter 5341 American Enterprise Team visited McNabb Middle School to educate and inform seventh and eighth grade students on financial literacy and fiscal responsibility. Students also learned what it means to have access to a free enterprise marketplace in America. Team members compiled a list of financial related questions and administered a pre-test to see where the students understanding was before the lesson was taught. Students then played the Game of Life and had to make month to month decisions based on their individual budget, including car payments, utilities bills, mortgages, and entertainment expenses. After the game was complete, students were administered the same test and asked to complete it with their newfound financial knowledge. The results of the pre and post-test showed great improvement. The FBLA chapter ensures each year they observe and teach the importance of the American Enterprise system. 

FBLA members Danielle Waters and Jenna Bartley

 

Student and Family Shows Kindness during Christmas

Freshman Caleb Haynes and his family make handmade Christmas gifts each week for random students at the MCHS.  Dustin Denniston, an eleventh-grader, was this week's recipient of Caleb’s act of kindness.  Caleb made a Christmas gift/card for Dustin.

Dustin Denniston and Caleb Haynes

 

SBDM Parent Election

MCHS will hold an election for SBDM council from Monday, December 11 through Friday, December 15.  Voting will take place each day in main office at MCHS from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the high school at (859) 497-8765.

Vote for SBDM Council

Student's Artwork to be Showcased

Congratulations to senior Kathryn Adkins for being chosen to participate in the Student Traveling Art Exhibit “A Matter of Perspective.”  Kathryn’s artwork will be showcased in numerous schools, museums, businesses, libraries, and hospitals across the Commonwealth beginning January 2018. 

Mr. Thomas Hall, Kathryn Adkins and Principal Rocky Franz

 

MSE Leadership Group Visits Sterling Community Food Coalition

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

MSE Leadership Group   MSE Leadership Group

 

November Board Recognition

At Tuesday night's (11/21/17) board meeting the MCHS Girls' Varsity Cross Country Team and two eighth grade boys were recognized for recently competeing in the state meet.  Logan Stafford and Logan Stigall have been ranked as high as 2nd and 4th in the state among eighth grade AAA runners. Stafford ran a personal best time of 17:44, earning a spot among the top 100 elite runners in the KHSAA State Cross Country Meet. He placed 83rd in a field of 278 runners. Teammate Logan Stigall placed 198th in an impressive time of 18:47. The girls’ varsity team competed in their third consecutive state championship and were led by junior, Jewelee Holbrook. Jewelee placed 126th, covering the 5K course in 22:17.  Hopey Newkirk is the Head Coach for the team.  Assistant coaches are Jo Botts, Ginny Feltner, and Tommy Newkirk.

MCHS Cross Country Team

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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

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.

 

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

 

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.

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.  

 

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.

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.

 

Schools Closed Friday, February 24th

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

 

MSE Internet Safety Class

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

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

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

Download form now.

Be Smart on the Internet

 

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

 

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.
 

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.

 

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).

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

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MSE has been named a 2017 Kentucky School of Character.

 

Making Up Snow Day: February 20, 2017 (President's Day)

At Tuesday night’s (1/24/17) board meeting, the board agreed to use February 20, 2017 as a make-up day for the snow day that we had on 1/6/17.

February 20, 2017 (President’s Day) will be a student instructional day.

Monday, February 20, 2017 (President's Day) will be a student instructional day.

 

January is Board Recognition Month

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

Read more.

 

Grandparents As Parents (GAP) Annual Conference

The 15th annual Grandparents As Parents (GAP) conference is Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington, KY. Grandparents, caregivers and relatives are invited to attend.

There are two presentations from the featured speaker, Joan Callander Dingle—a grandmother who raised her grandson and has written two books, Raising Children of Alcoholics and Drug Users and Second Time Around.

The conference also includes:

  • 8 Breakout Workshops
  • Free Legal Consultations
  • Benefits Consultations (social security/disability, DCBS family support, adoption, kinship, Medicaid & SHIP)
  • Exhibits/Resource Fair
  • Lunch

The conference is $5.00 for grandparents/relatives.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your grandchild(ren)'s school FRC.

Grandparents As Parents

 

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.

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

 

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.

 

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. 

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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.

 

 

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.

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.

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

District-Wide Menu Food Tasting

It’s that time of the year for the School Nutrition Department to plan for next school year’s menu. Earlier this month, school nutrition invited students from each school to a district food tasting. Students sampled a variety of foods and were then asked to evaluate on what they tasted.

MSE students and Mr. Pannell sampling a variety of foods at the District-Wide Menu Food Tasting. Student receives a variety of donut holes to taste during the District-Wide Menu Food Tasting.

Camargo students and Mrs. David sampling a variety of foods at the District-Wide Menu Food Tasting.

 

Board Recognition for November

At Monday night's (11/14/16) board meeting several students were recognized.  Read more.

 

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.

 

School District Receives $150,000 Preschool Partnership Grant

The District was recently awarded a $150,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), in collaboration with the Kentucky State Board of Education, the Early Childhood Advisory Council, the Child Care Advisory Council, and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.  For more information, visit the District's full news release.

 

Student and Employee Awarded at Annual Banquet

Congratulations to senior Madison Cline and the District’s School Nutrition Supervisor, Sandy Jones, who were recognized last night at the Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. Madison received the Diamond Stellar Student Award and Ms. Jones was honored as Diamond Educator of the Year.

 

Parent Chromebook Night

On Thursday, November 10th a Parent Chromebook Night will be held in the MCHS Cafeteria from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Learn more.

 

Board Recognition for October

At Tuesday night's (10/25/16) board meeting the MCHS Boys' Golf Team was recognized for winning the 12th Region title and advancing to the state tournament. The team made the one day cut and finished 12th out of 24 teams overall.   Luke Fuller won the individual title during the 12th Region Tournament with a score of 74.  Kevin Lawson is the Head Coach for the team.  

Pictured is the MCHS Boys' Golf Team and Coach Kevin Lawson.

 

Dragon Dancing Lesson

Yesterday at the ELC all of the therapists did a lesson with students around the book “Dragon Dancing".

Therapists Megan Turner, Marti Escalante, and Lindsey Sizemore with the book "Dragon Dancing".

 

Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Winners

We want to congratulate Madison Cline and Jake Harvey as both were selected school winners in the Wendy’s® High School Heisman®. Madison was also selected as a state finalist; one of only 20 state finalists in Kentucky. Wendy’s® recognizes both Madison and Jake as high character student-athletes who have displayed excellence and integrity both on and off the field. For these two students taking the easy way out or cutting corners isn’t an option and Wendy’s® is proud to honor their dedication. A news release has been made available in PDF format.

Picture of Wendy's High School Heisman School Winner Jake Harvey and State Finalist Madison Cline.

 

Black and Hispanic Achievers

The deadline for signing up for Black and Hispanic Achievers program for the 2016-2017 school year is Friday, October 28th. Should you have any questions, please contact Christie Redmond Jouett at 497-8791.

 

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. 

 

FCCLA Attended Regional Officer Training Meeting

Six FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) students attended the Regional FCCLA Officer Training meeting at Maysville Community and Technical College in Maysville, Kentucky, on Friday, September 30. Local chapter officers were given guidance in fulfilling the responsibilities of their office and leadership activities to use in their local chapters. Attending from MCHS was Sara NeSmith, President, Jonus Leger, First Vice President, Maria Al Lawati, Secretary/Treasurer, Jillian Rush, Vice President of Community Service, Makayla Harris, Vice President of Peer Education, and Kassidy Blanton, Vice President of STAR Events.

Photograph of Sara NeSmith, Jonus Leger, Maria Al Lawati, Jillian Rush, Makayla Harris, and Kassidy Blanton.

 

School Flu Vaccinations Schedule

 

Board Recognition for September

At Tuesday night's (9/27/16) board meeting several students were recognized.  Click here to read more.

 

Gingerbread Gala

The Montgomery County Early Learning Center will be hosting a Gingerbread Gala on Saturday, November 19, 2016.  For more information or to become a vendor, please contact Leslee Toy at (859) 497-8724 or email leslee.toy@montgomery.kyschools.us.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please view the rules and regulations.

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Adopt an Officer/Community Helper

During the month of September, MSE participated in “Adopt an Officer/Community Helper” as a school effort. Each grade level had a particular organization they sponsored. Students prepared letters and cards and invited each organization to attend breakfast at school yesterday morning. Representatives from the Montgomery County Fire/EMS, Regional Jail, Sheriff’s Department, and Mt. Sterling Police Department were in attendance. Yesterday’s breakfast began with a cheerful performance by the Treblemakers. Leadership students: MacKenna Bromagen, Christian Carmona, Meghan Chambers, Luke Fawns and Lexi Frazier helped during the breakfast and passed out letters and cards from each of the grade levels. We want to extend our gratitude to each organization. We appreciate the sacrifice you make on a daily basis to protect and serve our community.

MSE participated in "Adopt an Officer/Community Helper" and held a breakfast for first responders.
 

Nominations for Two Community/Business Leaders

Every four years the district must update its Facilities and Construction Plan, which prioritizes building, construction, and renovation projects for the next four years.  The facilities plan is revised by the Local Facilities Planning Committee (LPC).  The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations for two Community/Business Leaders to serve as members of the Local Facilities Planning Committee.  Nominations should be submitted to, and additional information is available from, the Superintendent’s Office, 640 Woodford Drive, 497-8760, by Monday, September 26, 2016.

 

Born Learning Meet & Greet

The Born Learning Academy is a series of family workshops. Together, we learn how we can prepare our children for school, starting when they are born. We have dinner with our families, break out into groups, and learn how to turn Everyday Moments into Learning Opportunities.  A "Meet & Greet" will be held on Monday, September 26th at the Montgomery County Early Learning Center 212 North Maysville Street.  For more information click here or to view a video click here.

 

 

Timothy Rodriguez attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Timothy Rodriguez, a 10th grader at MCHS, attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 25-27, 2016. The Congress is an honors only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. Timothy was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent MCHS based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. Congratulations to Timothy and his family on his remarkable achievement! Click here to read the full press release.

Student Timothy Rodriguez and Principal Rocky Franz pose with Timothy's certificate

 

MCIS Permanent Traffic Change

We would like to notify you of the permanent traffic change which will take place for the entrance and exit for the Montgomery County Intermediate School.  This change will begin on Friday, September 2, 2016 with morning traffic patterns.  Traffic will now be able to enter and exit MCIS from the new pattern on Maysville Road (Route 11).  Additionally, traffic may continue using the existing access road on Paris Pike.  Families will be able to use either entrance and exit to best meet their needs.  Although the new entrance is now operational, this area remains an active construction site with work crews continuing to be present.  To alleviate congestion, please allow additional travel time when dropping off and picking up students for the first few days following this change.  Please take a moment to review the map below.

 

Junior Chef Team 2016 Champions at KY State Fair

Congratulations to the Montgomery County Junior Chef Team! The team cooked their way through the KY State Fair this past week are the 2016 Champions!

 

Preschool classes in session Monday-Thursday

Just a reminder that the 2016-17 preschool program runs Monday-Thursday. Preschool classes are not in session on Fridays; these days are teacher work days. Teachers will be out completing home visits, conducting parent meetings, and other professional responsibilities that are required by the program. To view the preschool calendar, please 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.

MCIS Traffic Change

In collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Transportation and contractor for Route 11/Maysville Road, we are notifying you of a temporary change which will take place for the entrance and exit for the Montgomery County Intermediate School.  This change will begin on Thursday, August 18, 2016 with the afternoon traffic patterns.  Please take a moment to review the map by clicking here.

Preschool Registration

Preschool registration will be held on Monday, July 25th and Tuesday, July 26th at the Early Learning Center. Hours of registration will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:00-2:30 p.m. For questions, please call (859) 497-8724.

 

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

 

McNabb Middle Principal Announced

Ms. Paula Stafford has been named principal at McNabb Middle. Click here to read the news release.

 

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.

 

Camargo's Reading Challenge

Camargo Elementary Library held a reading challenge from March 1 thru May 18 to see who could read the most words. The top five students with the most words read received a prize. Congratulations to the following students:

1st Place: Hannah Finlayson (4th grade) 1,302,903 words read (won iPad Air)

2nd Place: Ethan Hill (4th grade) 976,172 words read (won iPad Mini)

3rd Place: Evan Maynard (4th grade) 931,760 words read (won Kindle Fire HD)

4th Place: Zachariah Burnett (2nd grade) 620,001 words read (won Kindle)

5th Place: Cooper Mills (4th grade) 399,868 words read (won $30 Scholastic Gift Certificate)

L-R

Hannah Finlayson, Ehtan Hill, Evan Maynard, Zachariah Burnett, and Cooper Mills

 

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.

 

MCHS Class of 2016 Graduation Live Feed

To watch the MCHS Class of 2016 Graduation Live Feed, please click the link below:

www.somethingmohrlive.com

 

Recognition at May Board Meeting

At Tuesday night's (5/25/16) board meeting several students and teachers were recognized.  Click here to read more.

 

Director of Secondary Schools Announced

Mrs. Rhonda Schornick has been named Director of Secondary Schools for the Montgomery County School District. Click here to read the news release.

 

Encuesta Principal

Estimados Padres de familia o apoderados legales:

El consejo de Administración de la escuela de McNabb, quiere su opinión acerca de las cualidades más importantes para nuestro nuevo Director.  Si usted tiene más de un hijo en nuestra escuela, por favor completa la siguiente encuesta.  Por favor, haga clic en el siguiente enlace para acceder a la encuesta.  Muchas gracias por su atencion y dedicacion. 

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McNabb Principal Survey for Parents/Guardians

McNabb Parents and Guardians,

The McNabb School Based Decision Making Council wants your input on the characteristics you feel are important for our next principal to possess. Please click the link below to access the survey. If you have multiple children at McNabb please only complete one survey. The survey will be open until Friday, May 27th. Thank you.

http://goo.gl/forms/wSfCkHUcQt

 

MCHS Bass Fishing Team Competed at State

Congratulations to the MCHS Bass Fishing Team! This past weekend they competed at the KHSAA State Bass Championship in Gilbertsville, KY on Kentucky Lake. Last month three teams from Montgomery County qualified for the State Championship via the KHSAA Region 4 qualifier at Cave Run Lake. Click here to read more.

 

Schools will be IN SESSION on Tuesday, May 17

REMINDER >>> Schools will be IN SESSION tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17.

 

MCHS SBDM Council Elections

MCHS will host elections for the 2016-2017 SBDM Council parent representatives on Monday, May 16th, and Tuesday, May 17th, from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., outside the main office. To be eligible, the parent must have a child in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

 

Bench Dedicated in Memory of Mike Eads

Friends, family and educators gathered to dedicate a bench in memory of Mike Eads last night before the MCHS vs GRC baseball game at Whitaker Field. Mike Eads, a 1987 graduate of Montgomery County High School where he excelled at both football and baseball, passed away last month. Richard Fuller led the dedication with a speech. Cam Adams then threw out the first pitch of the game.

L-R

Jon Ledford, Joel Godby, Joel Eads, Ben McDonald, Glenda Spencer Hall, Dwayne Hall,

Jason McCormick, Ty Eads, Jay Eads, John Paul Eads, Nancy Eads Brown,

Ellen Lyons Hoffman, R.T. Hoffman, Al Botts, Cam Adams, Spears Stilz,

Joe Wells, Con Campbell, Red Lee, and Willie Richardson

 

 

MSE Cheers Students on for KPREP

Dads and male role models lined the 3rd and 4th grade hallway at MSE the first morning of testing to cheer students on for KPREP. Click here to view more pictures.

 

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"

 

 

World Language Festival

The 2nd Annual Montgomery County High School World Language Festival was held Thursday, May 5th in the Arena. Students who participated were from Mrs. Izzy Clevenger’s, Mrs. Diana Cline’s, and Mrs. Sarah Farrow’s Spanish classes and Mr. Willie Carver’s French classes. Click here to view more pictures.

 

MCHS Parent Nominations for SBDM

The MCHS parent nominations for SBDM council have been extended through Friday, May 6th. To be eligible, the parent must have a child in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 school year. Nominations can be made in the main office at MCHS from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or via email to Kim Dice at jewelrykim@bellsouth.net. The nomination should include your name, name and grade of your child, and a phone number in order to contact you to accept your nomination.

 

 

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.

 

Gateway Regional Art Show

Congratulations to the following MCIS students who submitted art work in the Annual Student Art Show sponsored by The Gateway Regional Art Center on Sunday, May 1st. Students from all across Kentucky submitted art work in the Regional Student Art Show. Blue ribbon winners in the 5th grade were Hannah Vanderwater in the cartoon category, Mahalia Davis in the landscape category, and Breonica McKinney in the still life category. Sixth grade award winners were Brittany Esteppe and Hunter Cotter. Brittany was awarded a blue ribbon and overall 1st place in the cartoon category (K-12), and Hunter was awarded a red ribbon and overall 2nd place in the landscape category (K-12). Also, congratulations to MSE 2nd grader, Aubree Richardson. Aubree won 1st place for her drawing of Egyptian Cinderella!

Brittany Esteppe and Hunter Cotter

 

Aubree Richardson

 

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.

 

Parent Nominations for MCHS SBDM Council

MCHS will hold parent nominations for SBDM council Monday, May 2nd, through Wednesday, May 4th.  The parent must have a child in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 school year in order to be eligible. Nominations can be made in the main office at MCHS from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or via email to allison.whaley@montgomery.kyschools.us.  The nomination should include the name of the parent, name and grade of their child, and a phone number where we can contact them to accept their nomination.

 

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.

 

Recognition at April Board Meeting

Congraulations to the following who were recognized at the Board Meeting held on April 26.  Click here to read what these students accomplished to be recognized.

  1. MCHS Chess Team
  2. MCIS Academic Team
  3. McNabb Academic Team
  4. McNabb KUNA
  5. MCHS KUNA
  6. Duke TIP Talent Identification Program
National Merit Finalist Candidates

Based on scoring in the 99th percentile nationally on the PSAT/NMSQT test, these two students are candidates for the highly prestigious National Merit Scholarship. In September, they will either be selected for National Merit Commendation or they will become Semifinalists and compete for the National Merit Scholarship. These two students have already proven themselves to be among the best and brightest in the nation. Congratulations to Parker Poulos and Sloan Lansdale!

 

Governor's School for the Arts Selectees

Congratulations to our Governor’s School for the Arts selectees. For three weeks every summer, over 200 of Kentucky’s most talented and creative high school students are selected to the Governor’s School for the Arts’ college summer residence program. Rising juniors and seniors in high school are offered in-depth instruction in one of nine artistic disciplines: architecture + design, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual art, and vocal music. Upon completion of the summer program, students gain a variety of opportunities such as scholarships and funding through the Toyota Alumni Fund.

L-R
Daniel Risner, Alternate
Emily Spradling, Alternate
Joseph Garcia, GSA Recipient
Amanda Mapes, Alternate

 

Eight MCHS Students Accepted as Governor's Scholars

Congratulations to MCHS’s 2016 Governor’s Scholars. The Governor’s Scholars Program is a highly selective summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The Program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home. Students who are selected attend the Program without charge, and they become eligible for major scholarships from colleges across the state.

Front Row L-R
Madison Cline, Morgan Donaldson, Summer Taylor, Sydney Greene

Back Row
Maja Engler, Julianne Williams, Breanna Bowling, Sloan Lansdale

 

Chelsea Hawkins Signs with Georgetown College

Senior, Chelsea Hawkins signed her Letter of Intent to play volleyball for Georgetown College earlier this afternoon. Congratulations to Chelsea and her family on her commitment to further her education and volleyball career!

 

Steak & Bean Bowl T-Shirt Design Winner Announced

The 12th Annual Whitaker Bank Steak and Bean Bowl will be held this Thursday, April 28th at Cunningham Field. Every year, Whitaker Bank reaches out to the high school to give students the opportunity to share their ideas for the shirt worn by all to celebrate the kickoff to MCHS football. Princess Cody, a junior this year, won the design competition for the Steak and Bean Bowl shirts. Princess was awarded $50.00, paid by Whitaker Bank, and a free t-shirt. Click here to read more.

 

MCHS Bass Fishing Team Advances to State

This past Saturday the Montgomery County Bass Fishing Team competed in the KHSAA 4th Region Tournament. Fifty-eight boats competed for the top 16 spots to advance to the State Championship. After a great day of fishing and all weights totaled Montgomery County has three teams that will represent us at the state level in May. Click here to read more.

 

 

FBLA Travels to Louisville for State Conference

Congratulations to the Montgomery County ATC FBLA! Five events qualified during the 2016 Kentucky State Leadership Conference and will advance onto the National Leadership Competition held in Atlanta, Georgia this summer. Click here to read the news release.

Hoops for Heart

Camargo Elementary School raised $3,379 for the American Heart Association during Hoops for Heart. The group photo consists of the many participants that helped raise money. Fourth grader, Cooper Mills, and his brother Jake Mills, a kindergartner, were the top fundraisers. They each raised $445 and received swimming gifts, compliments of the Camargo PTO. Ms. Holly Canter is the PE teacher at Camargo. Click here to view more pictures.

 

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.

 

31st Annual YMCA Black Achievers Banquet

The YMCA Black Achievers Awards Banquet was held this past weekend celebrating our senior achievers. Congratulations to the senior scholarship recipients: Jerryn Jones, Haleigh Ralls, Brandon Scott, Nicolette Smith, and Stephania Sosa. Stephania is the first Hispanic student to finish the program since the conception 31 years ago. Club sponsors are Taunya Jones and Collis Robinson.

 

WKYT's Amber Philpott Visits MSE

MSE students had a special visitor, Channel 27 news anchor Amber Philpott.  Ms. Philpott told students to dream and to dream big.  She shared with students, “I am proof that dreams really do come true.”  Ms. Philpott knew at the age of seven she wanted to be a news anchor and pursued her dream, making it come true.  July will mark 13 years of her news industry career.  She shared her favorite book, Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” with the students, and then gave each one a pencil and encouraged them to write down their dream or goal and to never give up.

 

Mapleton Elementary Principal Announced

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

 

MCHS Senior wrestlers sign with Thomas More

Seniors, Alex Holt and Austin Sutphin both signed their Letter of Intent to wrestle for Thomas More College earlier today. Congratulations to Alex, Austin, and their families on their commitment to wrestle and further their education!

 

Duke TIP Talent Identification Program

Five phenomenal 7th graders qualified for state recognition in the Duke TIP 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 held at Western Kentucky University. Congratulations to Kacie Allen, Meyrick Barnett, Abbie Camp, Elizabeth Coburn, and Kaylee Compton on this outstanding achievement.

 

Camargo Elementary Principal Announced

Mrs. Dorothy Dennie has been named principal at Camargo Elementary. Click here to read the news release.

 

MCHS Boys' Track Team takes Mayors' Cup Trophy

Mayor Williamson presented the MCHS Boys' Track Team with the 2016 Mayors' Cup Trophy.  The team scored 103 points to take the trophy from last year's winner, GRC.  

 

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!

 

MCHS Chess Team ties for 12th in State

Congratulations to the MCHS Chess Team as they tied for 12th in the state at the KCA Team Championship held this past Saturday at North Bullitt High School. Austin Flynn, Alex Horne, Brianna Mitchell, and Austin Moore represented the team in the competition. Billy Artrip, Bryan Casey McGuire, and Cotton Seth Thorpe were alternates in the event and competed in an Alternates Tournament. This was a tremendous season for the Chess Team as they were able to continue their successful run of competing in the KCA Chess Championship.

 

MCHS Announces Head Football Coach

Montgomery County High School has announced the hiring of Jamie Egli as the Head Football Coach.  Click here to read the news release.

 

Jordan Fletcher Signs with Cincinnati Christian University

Senior, Jordan Fletcher signed his Letter of Intent to play football at Cincinnati Christian University earlier this afternoon. Congratulations to Jordan and his family on his commitment to further his education and football career!

 

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.

 

Brack Castle Signs with University of the Cumberlands

Senior, Brack Castle signed his Letter of Intent to bowl for the University of the Cumberlands earlier this afternoon. Congratulations to Brack and his family on his commitment to further his education and bowling career!

 

Junior at MCHS Scored 36 on ACT

Greyson Cox, a junior this year, has earned the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT, the leading U.S. admissions test that determines academic readiness for college. While the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year nationally, on average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Greyson said he was “extremely shocked” when he learned about his top score, since this was his second time tackling the ACT test. Congratulations to Greyson and his family on this remarkable achievement!

 

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

 

Montgomery County ATC FBLA brings home the trophies!

Congratulations to the Montgomery County ATC FBLA!  Several students won their events during the FBLA Region 5 Conference.  Click here to read the news release.

 

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.  

Parent Track Meeting

There will be a Varsity Track and Field meeting for parents of all students who plan to compete this year in the high school cafeteria on Monday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m.

 

Wax Museum

Camargo Elementary students participated in a "live" Wax Museum last week. Students had to research and portray a person who made a significant contribution to society. They showcased this information through a self designed board along with a brief presentation. It was a fun night to stroll through the past to meet some very important people. Click here to view pictures from the Wax Museum.

 

Senior, Marissa Forrest Signed Letter of Intent

Marissa Forrest signed her Letter of Intent earlier this afternoon to run cross country and track and continue her education with Georgetown College. This is the first athlete in several decades to sign in the sport of running. Congratulations to Marissa and her family!

 

MC2 Students Selected to Attend Gatton / Craft Academy

Congratulations to MC2 sophomores Callie Arnold, Jacquelyn Crump, and Dalton Sparks. All three were selected to attend the prestigious Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics on the campus of Morehead State University. Callie and Dalton were also selected for Gatton Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Western Kentucky University.

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

 

Boys Basketball Regional Tournament Games

The Boys Basketball 10th region tournament games scheduled for Thursday, March 3rd have been postponed until Saturday, March 5th. The Augusta v. Scott County game will begin at 1:00 p.m. The Montgomery County v. Pendleton County game will follow at 2:45 p.m. Games will be played in the MCHS Arena.

 

MCHS Indians District Runners-Up

The Indians are 40th District Runners-Up and will advance to the regional tournament. Caswell Fuller and Jerryd Jones made All-Tournament Team and All-District Team for the regular season. Art Walker made All-District Team as well. The Indians play the Wildcats of Pendleton County on Thursday, March 3rd.  Montgomery County will be hosting the 10th Region Tournament this year.  All games will be played in the Arena.

MCIS Special Call SBDM Monday, February 29

MCIS will call a special meeting for Site Base on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.

 

MCHS Soccer Athlete Signed Letter of Intent

Senior, Spencer Holder signed his Letter of Intent to play soccer at Georgetown College earlier this afternoon. Congratulations to Spencer and his family on his commitment to further his education and soccer career!

 

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.

 

 

Seussical Jr. Pre-Sale Tickets Available

McNabb Middle School's Drama Department presents Seussical Jr. Showtimes are as follows:

Friday, February 26 7:00 p.m. - Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 28  3:45 p.m. - Doors open at 2:45 p.m.

For pre-sale tickets CLICK HERE

 

Recognition at February's Board Meeting

Congratulations to the following who were recognized at the Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 23.  Click here to read what these students and educators accomplished to be recognized.

  1. All-State Soccer: Caswell Fuller, Zach Hill, and Alex Shkraba
  2. All-State Chorus: Jackson Campbell, Jesse Cole, Katie Cottle, Natalie Dunaway, Kaitlyn Parker, Parker Poulos, Savannah Sain, Tristina Salmon, Ben Short, Emily Spradling, Victoria Toy, and Roman Wood
  3. Outstanding Music Educator Award: Ashley Tyree
  4. Microsoft Office Specialist Qualifiers: Greyson Cox and Isaiah Vanderwater
  5. McNabb Middle Wrestling: Nolan Banfield, Derek Davidson, and Morgan Martin
  6.  Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Court of Honor: Janie Robinson

 

Breakfast with the Principals and FRC

This morning a group of Camargo students and parents/guardians enjoyed breakfast with Principal Ms. Dennie, Assistant Principal Ms. Napier, and FRC Director Ms. Jodi Morrison.

     

     

 

School Spelling Bee Winners!

Congratulations to the following school spelling bee winners: Isaiah Donithan (Camargo), Laura Bailey (Mapleton), Lexie Frazier (MSE), Kayley Dalton (MCIS) and Jacob Naliborski (McNabb).  These students have qualified to go on to the “Local Bee” held at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington, KY on March 19, 2016.  Click here to view pictures of the winners.

 

 

Schools will be in session on Friday, March 18th

At last night’s special session, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted to use Friday, March 18th as an instructional day. Schools will be in session on March 18th. This date was originally scheduled as a non-instructional day for the Kentucky Education Association Pre-Delegate Caucus. KEA has changed its caucus meeting to Saturday, March 12th.

Schools closed today, February 17. This will be a Non-Instructional TRIBE Day. Child care available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County today, Wednesday, February 17. Tomorrow will be a Non-Traditional Instruction TRIBE Day. Click here for Tribe Day 3 Activities.

Full day child care will be available at Mapleton Elementary and the Early Learning Center from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your student.

No school today, February 16. No child care services will be available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County today, Tuesday, February 16. No child care services will be available.

Schools will operate on a ONE HOUR DELAY tomorrow, Thursday, February 11.

Montgomery County Schools will operate on a ONE HOUR DELAY tomorrow, Thursday, February 11. Child care will be available at all locations (ELC, Camargo, Mapleton, MSE, and MCIS) and will open at 5:30 a.m.

Schools closed Wednesday, February 10, 2016. This will be a TRIBE Day. Child care available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County Wednesday, February 10. This will be a Non-Traditional Instruction TRIBE Day. Click here for TRIBE Day 2 activities  

Full day child care will be available at Mapleton Elementary and the Early Learning Center from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your student.

No School today, Tuesday February 9. Child care available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County today, Tuesday, February 9. Full day child care will be available at Mapleton Elementary and the Early Learning Center from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your student.

Family Feedback Survey About TRIBE Day

Parents/Guardians,

 On Monday, January 25, 2016, Montgomery County Schools implemented its first Non-Traditional Instruction Day, called TRIBE Day.  It is our hope that your children were able to complete their TRIBE Day assignments and return them to their teachers.  We are committed to continuous improvement in all that we do and, as a result, would like for you and your children to complete a survey where you can give us feedback on TRIBE Days.  Please click here to complete the survey with your children.  The survey should only take a few minutes but will give us valuable feedback.  Thank you.

 

Colonel Stepanchuk Selected as Montgomery County Unsung Hero

Montgomery County Schools very own Edward C. Stepanchuk II LTC (Ret.), U.S. Army was selected as the Montgomery County Unsung Hero of the Month at the Gateway Area Development District’s Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The meeting took place at the Wells Board Room.

Pictured is chairman, Wally Johnson, Colonel Stepanchuk, and Mayor of Mount Sterling, Gary Williamson. Mayors from Morgan, Powell, and Rowan Counties were present as well as their respective Judge Executives.

 

 

 

 

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!

 

Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds

The Health Department has partnered with the Montgomery County UK Cooperative Extension Office and Mt. Sterling Clinic to provide female high school students with a supportive program to help them reach their health goals. Click here to review the brochure and share with any and all female high school students. Meetings will be held in the MCHS JROTC Room (Rm 105) every Wednesday, February 10 – April 27, 2016 from 3:45-5:00 p.m.

 

MCHS Academic Team

Congratulations to the MCHS Academic Team. The following placed in the 40th District Governors Cup Competition:

Arts & Humanities: Lexie Swartz 5th

Language Arts: Izaiah Hill 5th

Science: Dawson Jones 5th

Written Assessment: Becca Swartz 2nd

Overall, MCHS received the Katherine C. Hume Sportsmanship Award.

 

 

Region 4 Middle School Wrestling

Students competed in the Region 4 Middle School Wrestling Championships at Johnson County High School this past Saturday. Congratulations to the following:

Nolan Banfield became the new Region Champion at the 70 lbs weight class and advances to the State tournament.

Derek Davidson placed 5th at the 98 lbs weight class and is an alternate for the State Tournament.

Morgan Martin became the new Region Champion at the 113 lbs weight class and advances to the State tournament.

 

McNabb Academic Team Won 1st Place in Governor's Cup

Congratulations to the McNabb Academic team who won first place overall in the Governor’s Cup District Competition. They finished first place in Future Problem Solving and second place in Quick Recall. The following students advanced to Regional Competition in the written assessment:

Arts & Humanities: Dakota Miller 5th

ELA: Hannah Elliott 4th

Math: Driti Patel 2nd, Kasey Berryman 3rd, Meyrick Barnett 4th

Science: Reese Johnson 1st, Alex Tufono 2nd

Social Studies: Nate Brother 2nd, Riley Lawson 3rd

Written Composition: Hannah Elliott 3rd, Kaylie Hiler 4th

 

Microsoft Office Specialist Qualifiers from Montgomery County ATC

Microsoft Corp. and Certiport Inc., a Pearson VUE business, announced the qualifiers for the 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Championship, the most popular technology skills competition for Microsoft Office since its inception in 2002. The popular Microsoft Office competition is the only one endorsed by Microsoft, providing a platform for students to showcase their expert skills using Microsoft Office tools and gain the upper hand in today’s competitive academic and professional marketplace. Congratulations to Greyson Cox and Isaiah Vanderwater who are the 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist qualifiers from Montgomery County ATC. Greyson qualified in PowerPoint 2013 with a perfect score of 1000 and also qualified in Excel 2013. Isaiah qualified in PowerPoint 2013 with a perfect score of 1000. Click here to read the news release.

     

 

KHSAA Title IX Visit

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will visit Montgomery County High School on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Our high school is one of the many high schools in the state to receive a Title IX audit. A public comment session for anyone interested in addressing the committee will be held from 3:00-3:30 p.m. in the MCHS Media Center.

 

 

Recognition at January's Board Meeting

Congratulations to the following who were recognized at the Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 26.  Click here to read what these students accomplished to be recognized.

1. All-State Band: Sam May and Zach Toy

2. All-State Football: Mason Gooch

3. Montgomery County Varsity Cheerleading Team

4. KSBA Banner Design Winner: McNabb Middle

5. Youth Art Month Winners: Destini Chenault, Larkin Danis, Morgan Donaldson, Lauren Donithan, Hannah Fulks, Abby Hughes, and Emily Workman

6. KYA

7. Junior KYA

 

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. 

Stakeholder Survey for MCHS Football Coach

As most of you may know, Montgomery County High School is on the search for their next football coach. The Montgomery County High School football coach hiring committee would like for you to rate the criteria the committee has set forth in order from 1 to 10. Rate these as 1 being the most important quality, and 10 as being the least important quality that you would like to see in the next football coach. Your input is valuable to the search committee and they would like for your voices to be heard as they do their best to find the next MCHS football coach. Click here to take the Stakeholder Survey.  

 

 

Tonight's Born Learning session has been cancelled.

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

Schools Closed Monday, January 25th. This will be a TRIBE Day. Child care available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County Monday, January 25. This will be a Non-Traditional Instruction TRIBE Day. Click here for Tribe Day 1 Activities. Full day child care will be available at Mapleton Elementary and the Early Learning Center from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your student.

Schools Closed Friday, January 22nd. No child care available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County tomorrow, Friday, January 22. No child care services will be available.

Schools Closed Wednesday, January 20th. Childcare available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County today, Wednesday, January 20. Full day child care will be available at Mapleton Elementary and the Early Learning Center from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your student.

TRIBE Day Frenquently Asked Questions

Students were sent home with TRIBE Day FAQs.  Click here to view.

 

 

January is Board Recognition Month

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

 

 

Schools Closed Tuesday, January 12th. Childcare available.

There will be no school in Montgomery County today, Tuesday, January 12. Full day child care will be available at Mapleton Elementary and the Early Learning Center from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please send a sack lunch with your student.

High School Students Visit Mt. Sterling Elementary

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

Book Drive at the Early Learning Center

Do You Have Books Your Child No Longer Needs?

Please donate them to the Montgomery County Early Learning Center! The ELC is conducting a book drive to collect new or gently used children’s books (for students ages 3-6 or grades Pre K - 1st grade) to increase the number of books available to our students at home and in our classroom libraries. Please look around your home (or even grandparent’s/ family members) to find any books that can be donated to the book drive donation boxes. Drop off boxes will be located at the Montgomery County Early Learning Center Front Office. 

No School January 18th - Child Care Available

There will be no school on Monday, January 18th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Full-day child care will be available 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Full-day care will be held at Mapleton Elementary. Breakfast and snack will be provided, but students must bring a sack lunch. The cost is $20 per day for full-time enrolled and $25 for part-time.

All students must be registered to attend and prepaid by Friday, January 15th. Applications are available online or in the front office of each elementary school.

 

Varsity Track Meeting

There will be a Varsity Track meeting for all students and their parents/guardians next Thursday, January 14 in the MCHS cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. All students interested in competing this spring at the varsity level will need to attend. If you have any questions, please ask Coach Stepanchuk.

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.

Operation Christmas Child

Over the past few weeks Operation Christmas Child has been in full swing at the Montgomery County Early Learning Center. Fourteen local businesses donated money to sponsor preschoolers at the ELC. Christmas gift lists from 14 preschoolers were returned stating the specific needs of each student. The Sterling School students were given the lists and a dollar amount to spend on each student. They shopped and wrapped all the gifts, then presented them to the children this past Friday.

Recognition at December's Board Meeting

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

  1. Jerryn Jones
  2. Sawyer Cord
  3. Cooper Mills
  4. Jared Lederer
  5. Roman Wood
  6. Tyler Browning
  7. Greyson Cox
  8. Amber Ackermann
Anonymous Threat at Montgomery County High School

The District released information regarding an anonymous threat today at Montgomery County High School.  A news release can be viewed by clicking here.

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.

 

MCHS Cheerleaders State Runner-Up

The Montgomery County Varsity Cheerleaders competed Saturday in the Kentucky High School State Cheerleading Championship. They competed in the prestigious Large Varsity category against national power houses such as: Greenup County, Dunbar, and Bowling Green. The Montgomery County Indian Cheerleaders are state runner-up! In November they qualified for state by winning the 10th Region championship and also competed in the UCA Bluegrass Regional championship and qualified for the UCA national championship in Orlando, which is televised on ESPN.

MCHS Art Teacher Jennifer Billings Selected as "Teacher of the Week"

Montgomery County High School art teacher, Jennifer Billings, was recently named Teacher of the Week by ABC Channel 36. In order to be selected, a student must nominate a teacher and submit a response on why the teacher deserves to be named “Teacher of the Week”. The student who nominated Mrs. Billings mentioned how she is an exceptional art teacher with a passion to teach and also a passion for students to learn. She genuinely cares and wants her students to succeed in life. Mrs. Billings shows how art can shape the culture around them and sees potential in every student. Mrs. Billings has taught for 17 years and the past 2 years with Montgomery County Schools. Congratulations, Mrs. Billings!

Leadership Montgomery County

Thursday, December 10th was Education Day for the 2015 Class of Leadership Montgomery County. Participants toured Montgomery County Intermediate School, Mt. Sterling Elementary, Montgomery County High School, the Transportation Compound, and Agriculture Center.

  

                             
Letters to Soldiers

Members of the Montgomery County FBLA recently collected letters and cards to send to soldiers that will be away from their families for the Christmas holiday; either overseas, active duty, or wounded and not able to be home for Christmas. They collected around 400 letters and cards to be distributed. This is the second year for the Letters to Soldiers campaign, and this year they exceeded last year’s total! The letters were mailed to a distribution facility in California on December 9th, and will be sent across the world to soldiers hoping to brighten their spirits during the holidays!

 

MSE Glove Drive

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

 

 
Newsela in Your Community: Contest Winners

Congratulations to Brianna Bryant, Rachel Blevins, and Emiley Mattingly, who are students in Mrs. Kim Barnes' class. They participated and have been named winners in the Newsela in Your Community Contest. Students wrote insightful responses about how they see their families, schools, and broader communities reflected in the news. Click here to view the winning entries

MC2 Students Visited Space Science Center at MSU

The 7th and 8th grade students from MC2 visited the Star Theater in Morehead State University's Space Science Center. The students learned about the latest scientific information in the world of black holes and how to locate constellations in the December night sky.

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.

 

 

Student Art Spotlight at Gateway Regional Arts Center

Congratulations to the following McNabb students for being selected for Student Art Spotlight at the Gateway Regional Arts Center. Their works will be on display for the month of December. Mckenna Shrout, Briana Frazier, Elizabeth Peyton, and Reese Johnson.

 

 

 

 
 
Retired Lt. Col. from US Air Force Speaks to McNabb

Sean Marler, retired Lt. Col. from the US Air Force, spoke with McNabb students discussing how his career in the military offered him a unique world view. He talked in detail about his travels while serving in the Air Force and what students can do to be a part of the culture of our world. Mr. Marler is a native of Paris, KY who recently retired after serving in the Air Force for 20 years in many places that include the Pentagon, the White House, and locations overseas.

FBLA Held Canned Food Drive

The Montgomery County ATC FBLA chapter recently held a canned food drive for the Thanksgiving holiday. Through the midst of several other canned food events going on, the FBLA students still managed to collect several cans and non-perishable items to be donated. After considering options on where to donate the items, the officers agreed upon donating the items to the Montgomery County Homeless Coalition. The canned goods and non-perishable items were delivered to Amy Conley on November 25, 2015.

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.

 
 
Senior, Kelsey Holland Commits to Alice Lloyd College

Senior, Kelsey Holland signed his Letter of Intent to play baseball at Alice Lloyd College on November 30, 2015. Congratulations to Kelsey and his family! 

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.

Skype Visit with R.L. Stine

Cooper Mills, who is a fourth-grader in Mrs. Wasson’s class at Camargo recently won a contest called “Design-A-Monster” through Scholastic Book Clubs. Cooper had to draw his own original monster and include a short description of what made the monster so spooky. Mrs. Wasson took the time to enter some of her student’s work in the national competition because she was excited by her student’s enthusiasm. Entries were judged on originality, creativity, and execution.

As the grand-prize winner, Cooper and his classroom won a Skype visit with R.L. Stine. His homeroom teacher also received a $100 gift card to purchase items for a Halloween party and Goosebumps books for her classroom library. In addition, Scholastic sent four different Goosebumps books (connected to the new movie) for each student in his homeroom. Click here to view Cooper's winning entry. 

                                                   

MSE Food Drive

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

 

Student Flu Vaccines Available

The Montgomery County Health Department will accept student flu consent forms through Tuesday, November 10th. If you want your child to receive a flu vaccine at school, complete the consent form and indicate at the top your choice of either "shot" or "mist." If you have questions or need more information, please contact the health department at 498-3808.

Items Discovered in Vehicle at High School One Call

11/2/15

Parents and Guardians of Montgomery County Students,

I wanted to let each of you know about a situation at Montgomery County High School this afternoon.  After an anonymous tip, a vehicle in the parking lot was found to have two unloaded hunting rifles, ammunition, and a bow with arrows inside.  At no time were students or staff in any danger, however, we are following school board policies and working with local law enforcement to apply the appropriate laws to deal with this event. 

Please take this opportunity to talk with your children about safety and the importance of reporting dangerous situations to adults.  Please remember that anyone can report unsafe or dangerous situations to the talk and text tip line at 859-279-4300.

Sincerely, Dr. Matt Thompson, Superintendent

 

Girls' Cross Country Won Regional Runner Up

Congratulations to the Girls' Cross Country Team they won Regional Runner Up this past weekend.  This is the first time in school history!  They will be participating in the state tournament this Saturday,  November 7th at the Kentucky State Park.

No School on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - Election Day

There will be no school on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 due to Election Day.  Full-day child care will be available 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Full-day care will be held at Mapleton Elementary.  Breakfast and snack will be provided, but students must bring a sack lunch.  The cost is $20 per day for full-time enrolled and $25 for part-time. 

All students must be registered to attend and prepaid by Friday, October 30th.  Applications are available online or in the front office of each elementary school. 

If you have any questions, please speak to the site-supervisor or call the District Child Care Office at 859-497-8724 ext. 221/217.

News Release - Safety Measures Taken in Recent Response to Threats

The District released follow-up information today regarding safety measures taken in response to recent threats.  A news release can be viewed by clicking here.

District Childcare Offers Full-Day Child Care During Fall Break

The District Child Care Program will offer full-day child care during Fall Break on Thursday, October 15th – Monday, October 19th at Mapleton Elementary.  The program will open at 5:30 am and close at 6:00 pm.  Students must have a current application on file.  Please send students with a sack lunch.

School Safety

Safety is our top priority in every decision made for the school system. Please take a moment to read correspondence from district administration by clicking here.

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.

Increasing the Focus on Attendance

Montgomery County Schools recently took a big step toward teaching students the skills they will need for college and career readiness when the Board of Education passed the following policy, which went into effect for seniors at the start of this school year: 

Any senior who exceeds nine (9) unexcused absences will not be permitted to participate in the MCHS commencement/ graduation ceremony. While students will receive their diploma, they will not be permitted to march or receive their diploma during the ceremony.

Click here to view the full news release.

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.

T61 Interscholastic Athletics Student Survey

Students will be asked to complete an athletics survey on Friday, September 25th during Tribe Time.  The survey can be accessed by clicking here.

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.

MCHS Homecoming Parade

The MCHS Homecoming Parade will be held Monday, September 14th at 6:30 p.m. All participating groups must meet behind the Civic Center at 5:30 p.m. in order to line up in the appropriate order.

9/11 Heightened Awareness

We are aware that several school districts across the country have been the subject of anonymous, general  threats via social media today, the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.  Across the state and country, law enforcement agencies, including our school police officers, are investigating the threats.  All threats are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly to make sure students are safe.

The social media posts appear to be generic and without credibility.  However, please be assured that the safety of our students is top priority.  The level of awareness at all schools has been raised as a precautionary measure.   As always, if you see suspicious behavior, please contact local law enforcement or the school district.

High School Lock Down 9/3/2015

9/3/15

 

To the Parents/Guardians of Montgomery County High School Students:

We write to inform you of a situation that occurred today at Montgomery County High School.  At approximately 11:30 a.m., the high school went into a lock down as a precautionary measure due to an isolated instance involving the well-being of one student.  No other students were ever in any danger and the lock down was lifted at approximately 12:00 p.m.  Student safety is always our top priority and we want to commend our students and staff for how well they handled themselves during the lock down.

Sincerely,

 

Rocky Franz                                                               

Principal                                                                     

Montgomery County High School

                         

Matthew D. Thompson

Superintendent

Montgomery County Schools

Volunteer Orientation Schedule

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

Information Specialist Announced

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

Preschool Open House Scheduled

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

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.

MCHS Council to Meet Regarding Principal Selection

The Montgomery County High School SBDM Council has scheduled a meeting on Thursday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Cooper Room at the Clay Community Center where it is anticipated that the council will discuss/take action regarding a leader for the school.  The meeting is open to the public and a brief reception is expected to follow. 
 

McNabb Principal Selected

The McNabb SBDM Council has selected Mr. Adam Adkins of Jeffersonville, KY, and former K-8 principal in Menifee County, to lead McNabb Middle School.  Welcome, Mr. Adkins!
 

McNabb Council to Meet Regarding Principal Selection

The McNabb Middle School Council has been interviewing and deliberating as part of the Principal Selection Process.  A meeting has been scheduled for Monday, June 15th at 3:00 p.m. in the McNabb Library where it is anticipated that the SBDM council will discuss/take action regarding a leader for the school.  The meeting is open to the public and a brief reception is expected to follow the meeting.  An opportunity for a Meet & Greet with the new principal will be scheduled at a later date.
 

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. 
 

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!
 

2015 J B McNabb Middle School 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Click here to view the 2015 J B McNabb Middle School Promotion Ceremony

Scheduled for May 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM

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2015 Montgomery County High School Graduation Ceremony

Click here to view the 2015 MCHS Graduation Ceremony

Scheduled for May 29, 2015

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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.
 

Duke Talent Search Program

On Friday, three 7th grade academy students Laura Pallay, Kasey Berryman, and Ryann Finlayson will be traveling to Western Kentucky University to be recognized for their outstanding scores on the ACT exam. A total of eight students from Montgomery County will be recognized at the ceremony including Caleb Bramel, Zane Carter, Shawn Edens, Liberty Smallwood, and Robbie Webb.

 

Learning from Experience

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

Key to the City

Mayor Gary Williamson presented a Key to the City to the JROTC program on Tuesday, May 19th at the city council meeting.

27th!

The Montgomery County High School was named 27th of 357 Kentucky High Schools in the recently released U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings.  Click here to view the article.

 

Parent M-Link

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

 

McNabb Middle Principal Survey

The McNabb Middle SBDM Council is seeking community and stakeholder involvement in the selection of its principal. They would appreciate input regarding qualities you would like to see in its next principal. To provide your feedback, please click here. The survey will close at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20th.

 

MCHS Principal Selection Survey


The MCHS SBDM Council is seeking community and stakeholder involvement in the selection of its principal. They would appreciate input regarding qualities you would like to see in its next principal. To provide your feedback, please complete the survey below. The survey will be open at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 11th, and close at 3:30 .p.m on Friday, May 15th.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L5CNJCJ
 

Parent M-Link

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

 

MCHS Principal Survey

The MCHS SBDM Council is seeking community and stakeholder involvement in the selection of its principal.  They would appreciate input regarding qualities you would like to see in its next principal.  To provide your feedback, please complete the survey, available on the district and high school websites.  Hard copies of the survey will also be available in the high school office.  The survey will be open at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 11th, and close at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15th.

Elementary Parent Survey

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

Parent M-Link

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

 

Thank You!

May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week, as well as School Nutrition Employee Week.  The Montgomery County School System expresses appreciation to our outstanding teachers, and to all of the support staff who help meet the needs of students, including school nutrition employees.

 


 

Parent M-Link

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

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.
 

Woodard Signs to Play at Campbellsville University

Congratulations to Staci Woodard.  Staci signed to play softball at Campbellsville University in the fall.


 

FBLA State Competition

Twenty-six students from Montgomery County High School attended the State FBLA Competition in Louisville on April 20-22 where they were able to compete, assist with coordinating events, vote for upcoming officers, attend workshops, participate in interactive booths and visit with college representatives.  Thirteen students qualified to participate in the National Competition in June.  The Montgomery County Chapter was recognized for donating to the March of Dimes and Ronda Bowles, retired advisor, was named Honorary Life FBLA member.  Click the title link to view the state results.
 

Jones is Achiever of the Year

MCHS senior Aiyanna Jones received the Youth Achiever of the Year Award at the Central Kentucky YMCA awards ceremony. She also earned a $10,000 scholarship from the YMCA Black Achievers Program.
 

Duke Talent Identification Program

Eight 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 held at Western Kentucky University. Additionally, two students 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): Liberty Smallwood, Laura Pallay; STATE RECOGNITION: Kasey Berryman, Caleb Bramel, Zane Carter, Shawn Edens, Ryann Finlayson, Robert Webb III.
 

Regional Bass Fishing Tournament

 

Congratulations to all of the participants in the district's first Regional Bass Fishing Tournament.  The team finished 6th overall.  Kyle Workman and Riley Lawson qualified to compete in the State Tournament, which will be held at Kentucky Lake in May.


 

Parent M-Link

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

 

Camp Kaleidoscope 2015

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

Buses Running Late This Morning

Bus routes for students at MCIS, McNabb Middle and MCHS may be thirty minutes to one hour late this morning due to heavy rains.

 

Please Use Caution When Driving This Morning

Due to heavy rains overnight and this morning some roadways may be impassable.  Parents and student drivers should travel what roads they can safely until the water recedes.  Those students affected will be excused.  Please use caution when driving this morning. 

 

Parent M-Link

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

 

Congratulations, Tristan Blevins

Congratulations to Tristan Blevins and his family.  Tristan signed, on April 10th, to play golf for Campbellsville University next school year.
 

Officer Barrier Named in State Magazine

News of Officer Chris Barrier's recent appointment to Director of Security Services was touted in the Spring 2015 issue of Kentucky's Law Enforcement Magazine.  Click here to view (page 6).
 

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.

Comedy Caravan


Make plans now to be at Montgomery County High School on May 1st for the hilarious Comedy Caravan show that's been featured on numerous television programs!  Mark your calendars and click here for all the details!

 

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.
 

Success in State FCCLA Competition

Congratulations to MCHS seniors Alicia Frazier and Kimberly Davis who recently competed in the Kentucky Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America 70th Annual State Meeting.  Alicia placed third in STAR Events (Students Taking Action for Recognition), Fashion Construction - Senior category, with a dress that she designed and constructed for her senior prom. Kathy Cora is the FCCLA sponsor.
 

MCHS and McNabb Middle Students Attend KUNA

Montgomery County High School and McNabb Middle School attended the Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) in Louisville earlier this month. Both groups represented the country of Australia. The students had to write and debate UN Resolutions from the perspective of Australia, create a global village display, and wear native dress of their country. The high school won the Delegation of Excellence Award, and Gracie Johnson won Outstanding Ambassador, as well as being accep...ted into the prestigious Y-Corps and Conference on National Affairs programs. McNabb Middle student Caroline Bruening was nominated by multiple delegations for her hard work and dedication as parliamentarian. Seth Thorpe won an Outstanding Speaker Award, Jacey Whaley received the Outstanding Ambassador Award, and the group also won the Delegation of Excellence Award. The club is sponsored by Allison Whaley.

       

 

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.

 

Powerlifting Team Going "Strong"

The MCHS Powerlifting Team won the 2nd Annual Boyd County Powerlifting meet held March 21st with 67 points. The team had 7 students that finished in the top 3 of their weight class.

 

Aiyanna Jones Receives Achiever of the Year Award

Congratulations to MCHS senior Aiyanna Jones who will receive the YMCA Black Achievers Youth Achiever of the Year Award in a March 28th ceremony in Lexington. Aiyanna has been an active participant in the Black & Hispanic Achievers Program

 

Girls' Track Team Wins Mayor's Cup

Congratulations to the MCHS Girls' Track Team for claiming the cup in the Mayor's Cup Tournament hosted in Montgomery County on March 21st. This is a repeat win for the team, which is coached by LTC (Ret.) Edward Stepanchuk. The team is shown with Mt. Sterling Mayor, Gary Williamson. The MCHS JROTC Color Guard presented at the opening ceremony.
 

2015-16 School Calendar

The school calendar for the 2015-16 school year has been approved. Click here to view.

MCHS Graduation is Scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015

If no further days are missed Montgomery County High School graduation has been scheduled for Friday, May 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the Arena.

Spring Break

School will be in session on March 30th - April 1st.  School will be closed on April 2nd and 3rd for Spring Break.
 

It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Mary Poppins is coming!  Mark your calendars for the Annual Robert C. Haynes Montgomery County High School Musical!  Mary Poppins will be presented on April 17th at 7:01 p.m., April 18th at 2:30 p.m. and 7:01 p.m., and April 19th at 2;30 p.m.  The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for students.  Click the title link above to see some sneak peeks of the production!
 

FFA Regional Wins Lead to State

Congratulations to the following students that qualified for state at the Licking River Regional FFA Day:  Sarah Holder - 1st Fruit & Vegetable Impromptu, Kevin Newton - 1st American Institute of Cooperatives (AIC), Joy Pidgorodetska - 1st Environmental Impromptu, Rylee Stafford - 1st Small Animal Impromptu, Brooke Young - 1st Forestry Impromptu, Haley Warner - 2nd Crops Impromptu
 

FBLA Excels in Regional Competition

Congratulations to Montgomery County ATC FBLA students who won 19 total awards at the regional FBLA conference in Morehead on March 11th! The students will now advance to compete at the state level in Louisville in April.  Click here to see details about the regional success.
 

Parent M-Link

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

 

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.
 

Early Childhood Workshop

A free community Early Childhood Workshop is planned for April 18th at the Clay Community Center.  It includes breakfast, lunch and childcare.  Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by April 6th.  Click here for additional details.

 

School Will Be in Session on Friday, March 20th

 

Drive 4 UR School

MARCH 26TH!  Dutch’s Ford and the After-Prom Sponsors at MCHS would like to invite you to an exciting fundraiser to support the MCHS After-Prom Party. Dutch Ishmael of Dutch’s Ford and The Montgomery County High School are partnering to help raise up to $6,000 in support of The After Prom Party as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program. Click here for additional information.

 

MCHS Chess Team Goes to State

The Montgomery County Chess team finished tied for sixth in the state for the 2014-2015 season. The team finished second overall in the region this past school year and has gone from the 14th best team in the state in 2013 to the 6th best in the state in 2015. Congratulations to all the chess players on a wonderful season. Chess Team coaches are Head Coach Brandon Richards and Assistant Coach Jeff Stein.
 

State Art Winners Recognized

Congratulations to MCHS art students Madison McVey and Taylor McCarty. They placed first in the Kentucky Agricultural Poster/Essay Contest and were recognized on March 13th at a luncheon featuring Miss Kentucky. Jennifer Billings is their art teacher.
 

Parent M-Link

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McNabb's Peter Pan, Jr.

We are pleased to provide a video highlight clip of McNabb Middle School's recent production of Peter Pan, Jr. as shared by Something Mohr Production.  Click here to view.
 

Two Students Accepted to CRAFT Academy at MSU

Two high achieving Accelerated Academy students have been accepted into prestigious learning academies for the remainder of their high school careers.  The Gatton Academy has been in place for several years and is located at Western Kentucky University.  Morehead State University recently created the similar CRAFT Academy.  Both academies provide housing and higher level learning for top achieving high school students.  It is an honor to be accepted. 

Zeb Hart was accepted into the CRAFT Academy.  April Eling was accepted into both the CRAFT Academy and the Gatton Academy and will make a decision as to which she will choose to attend.

 

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.
 

No School on Friday, March 6th

There will be no school in Montgomery County on Friday, March 6th.  The District Child Care Program will be closed.

 

Early Dismissal

Montgomery County Schools will dismiss 2 hours early on Wednesday, March 4th due to weather conditions. The District Child Care Program will provide afterschool services.

Dismissal times are as follows:

Camargo Pre-School: 12:00 p.m....
ELC Pre-School: 1:00 p.m.
All Elementary Schools: 12:30 p.m.
MCIS: 1:20 p.m.
McNabb Middle and MCHS: 1:30 p.m.

Parent M-Link

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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.
 

FFA Proclamation

FFA students recently met with Judge Executive Wally Johnson and Mayor Gary Williamson for the signing of a proclamation in recognition of National FFA Week.
 

SPRING BREAK CHANGE

By action of the Montgomery County Board of Education on February 24th, school WILL BE IN SESSION on Monday, March 30th; Tuesday, March 31st; and Wednesday, April 1st. At this time, school is scheduled to be closed on Thursday, April 2nd and Friday, April 3rd. The change was made due to missing 10 days of school, thus far, for inclement weather. The plan to use Spring Break for make-up days was announced by the School Board last year when the school calendar was approved. The Board has indicated that additional consideration will be given regarding the remaining two days if more inclement weather days are missed.

 

Elementary Book Drive

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

Click here for more details.
 

One Hour Delay on Tuesday, Feb. 24th

Montgomery County Schools will be on a one hour delay on Tuesday, February 24th.

 

National FFA Week

Operation Preparation


Operation Preparation will be ongoing at McNabb Middle School from February 24th - 27th.  It is part of a statewide program designed to help 8th and 10th graders consider future high school plans and life after high school graduation.
 

District Basketball Tournaments

Girls and boys high school district basketball tournaments will be played this week in Bourbon County.  Click here to view the rosters for competition and game times.
 

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. 

 

 

 

McNabb Middle Musical Rescheduled
 
Due to inclement weather, the 2015 McNabb Middle School performances of Peter Pan, Jr. have been rescheduled.  All performances will be postponed exactly one week.  Public show times include the following:

Friday, Feb 27th at 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 1st at 3:45 PM

Daytime performances for Montgomery County students will also be postponed one week from the originally scheduled date.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Kime Murphy, Musical Director, at kime.murphy@montgomery.kyschools.us.
 
Board of Education Special Session Postponed until Thursday 2/19/15

The Montgomery County Board of Education special session scheduled for Tuesday, February 17th has been postponed until Thursday, February 19th due to weather conditions.  The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the MCHS cafeteria.

No Sports Activities and/or Practices on Monday, Feb. 16th

Due to weather conditions there will be no sports related activities and/or practices at Montgomery County Schools on Monday, February 16th.

Parent M-Link

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Kindergarten Registration

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

 

Parent M-Link

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

 

Superintendent Screening Committee

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


 

NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County on Thursday, February 5th

There will be NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

 

Parent M- Link

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

 

Grandparents As Parents Conference

The Bluegrass Regional Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Conference is scheduled for March 19th in Lexington.  Click here for additional information.
 

Sportsmanship Award Winners

Congratulations to the Montgomery County High School Academic Team for receiving the Katherine C Hume award for sportsmanship at the District Governor's Cup academic competition in Rowan County on January 24th.

 

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.   

 

NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County Schools on Tuesday, Jan. 27th

There will be NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County on Tuesday, January 27th.

 

 

Parent M-Link

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Miss Miriam Turner Competes in State Competition

Congratulations to Miriam Turner. Miriam placed in the Top 10 at the Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky State Competition held at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Kentucky the weekend of January 17th.

 

Parent M-Link

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Think Happy Thoughts - Peter Pan is Coming!

McNabb's 2015 musical production is Peter Pan, Jr.  The middle school musicals have become a popular annual event.  More than 50 students are involved in this year's program.  Public performances are scheduled for Friday, February 20th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 22nd at 3:45 p.m.
 

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.

 

Parent M-Link

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

 

No School - January 8th

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

 

KMEA High School Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to MCHS Choral Director Ashley Tyree who has been named as the Kentucky Music Educators Association High School Teacher of the Year! He will receive his award at the organization's state conference in February. KMEA has over 2,000 professional music educators in its membership and serves as a voice for Kentucky's music educators.
 

No School - Martin Luther King Day

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

Parent M-Link

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

 

Elks Lodge Donates Dictionaries

A BIG thank you to the Winchester Elks Lodge 2816. The lodge donated a dictionary to every third grader in Montgomery County Schools as part of their charitable giving program that began in 2013. The dictionaries are being awarded to third graders which is aligned with the district's initiative of having children reading on grade level by the end of the third grade.
 

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.
 

Parent M-Link

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McNabb Christmas Dinners

Students at McNabb Middle School have been enjoying their annual Christmas dinners.
 

Thank you, Rotary Club

Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Mt. Sterling for donating $350 toward the purchase of books for preschoolers. Rotary president Jesse Hodgson presented a check to Community Education Director Jeff Perkins at today's monthly Rotary meeting.
 

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!

 

Parent M-Link

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

 

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.

 

Chromebooks and Digital Information

Montgomery County Schools are getting ready for the deployment of Chromebooks for grades 5-12. We are so excited to provide this instructional tool for students and teachers. The deployment will occur during the second semester of this school year. To prepare for that deployment the district would like to provide parents with information. We have listed links below to provide good information not only for having a Chromebook at home, but for any digital device.

 

8th Annual Gateway Holiday Classic

The 8th Annual Gateway Holiday Classic is scheduled for December 27th-29th.  Click here to view the boys and girls brackets and locations.

 

Parent M-Link

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

 

NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 18th

There will be NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County on Tuesday, November 18th.  Full day child care will be available at the ELC and Mapleton Elementary from 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  Please send a sack lunch with your student.

 

Make Plans to Attend the Blue White Scrimmage

The Blue White Scrimmage is scheduled for November 21st.  Click here for more information.

 

Board Approves Purchase of Chrome Books

The Board of Education approves the purchase of Chrome Books for students.  Click here to read the complete article.

 

Parent M-Link

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

 

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.

 

PFC Visits Camargo Elementary

First grade students in Christy Witt's class at Camargo Elementary wrote cards to her son PFC Brennon Luebke while he was in the service at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Brennon completed his training there on October 16th and among his first visits upon his return to Mt. Sterling was Ms. Witt's classroom yesterday. He brought the students a treat, answered their questions, taught them a cadence and how to march, pushed them on swings, and played basketball and tag with them. Brennon is a 2014 MCHS graduate and now serves as an MP with the KY National Guard. He plans to attend EKU and major in law enforcement with a goal of becoming a KY State Trooper.

 

Let it Grow, Let it Grow, Let it Grow

Students in the Sterling School agriculture class co-taught by Dustin Adams and Lindsay Tufono have been working on building a greenhouse.

 

 

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!

 

Parent M-Link

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

October 16th M-Link Newsletter

The October 16th issue of the M-Link newsletter has been posted.  Click here to view.  The M-Link will not be published next week due to Fall Break.  The next issue will be released on October 31st.
 

FALL BREAK

The school system will be closed for fall break from Friday, October 17th through Friday, October 24th.  School will resume on Monday, October 27th.
 

M-Link Newsletter

The October 10th issue of the M-Link newsletter has been posted to the website.  Click here to view. 
 

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.

 

Parent M-Link

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

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.

 

Parent M-Link

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The Missoula Children's Theatre

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

 

 

Parent M-Link

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Hood Featured in National Magazine

 

Congratulations to senior soccer player Emilee Hood who was featured in the September 2014 issue of the national High School Today magazine, The Voice of Education-Based Athletic and Performing Arts Activities.  Click here to view the article.
 

HIGH ATTENDANCE DAY!

High Attendance Day in Kentucky is this Thursday, September 18th!  Be there!  Click here to read more in the Director of Pupil Personnel press release.
 

Health Department Shares Enterovirus Information

The Montgomery County Health Department has shared information about the Enterovirus, a respiratory illness circulating in Kentucky.  Click here to read the news release.
 

Parent M-Link

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Parent M-Link

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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.
 

2014 Public Service Poster Contest

All Kentucky students are invited to participate.  Click here for more information.
 

Parent M-Link

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

No Cost Meals Approved for Four Sites

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

 

Recreation Bowl

The 67th Recreation Bowl game will be played at Cunningham Field on Saturday, August 23.  The action begins with Rowan County and GRC facing off, followed by Montgomery County and Bourbon County.
 

Parent M-Link

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

 

District Receives Literacy Donation

The school district recently received a donation of more than $20,000 from the Jay Stilz Memorial Fund to help support literacy efforts in the schools.  Click here to read the full story.
 

M-Link Newsletter

The August 8th issue of the M-Link newsletter has been posted to the website.  Click here to view.
 

School District Receives over $40,000 in Crusade Funds

The Montgomery County School District is pleased to announce the award of a $40,755 grant received from the WHAS Crusade for Children.  Click here for complete details.
 

MCIS Council Meeting

The Montgomery County Intermediate School SBDM Council has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the MCIS Library.
 

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.
 

Crain Selected to Lead MCIS

The Montgomery County Intermediate School SBDM Council announced on Tuesday, July 15th, that Mr. Mark Crain was chosen to lead the school.  Mr. Crain, is a long-time employee of the district, who has served as assistant principal at both McNabb Middle School and the Montgomery County Intermediate School.
 

Jacqui Johnston Receives State-wide Honor

Please join us in congratulating the school system's Chief Administrative Officer, Jacqui Johnston, who has been named by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators as the Administrator of the Year. She was presented the award on the evening of July 16 in Louisville before a packed audience at the opening general session of the KASA Annual Leadership Institute.  Click here for complete details.
 

Montgomery County High School Welcomes Coaches

Coaches Rob Ledington (baseball) and Kevin Lawson (golf) have been selected to teach and coach at Montgomery County High School for the 2014-15 school year.  Click here for details.
 

FBLA National Recognition

Congratulations to the four teams of Montgomery County ATC students who competed nationally in the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, June 29 - July 2. Heather Smith, Tara Bailey and Gracie Johnson were recognized nationally.

Click here for complete details.
 

Stuff the Bus

Stuff the Bus initiative will begin on Monday, July 14th.  Donations will be accepted through Friday, August 1st.  Click here for details.
 

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.

 

Intermediate School Principal Selection

The Montgomery County Intermediate School Council is in the process of selecting a new leader for the school and requests your input.  Please use the link provided to access the survey and share your thoughts.  The survey will remain open through noon on Monday, July 7th.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WCF2ZKG

 

Brandy Holley Selected as MSE Principal

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

Summer Feeding Sites Announced

Summer Feeding Sites are available throughout the summer for children.  Click here to see a list of available sites.

 

New Principals Announced

                                            

The Montgomery County High School SBDM Council announced on Friday, May 30th that Mr. Shannon White has been selected as the new principal for MCHS.

On June 2nd, the Camargo Elementary SBDM Council announced that Ms. Sarah Woodford has been selected to lead Camargo Elementary.

The Montgomery County Intermediate School principal selection process will be conducted in July to fill the vacancy created by Ms. Woodford's move to Camargo Elementary.
 

Parent E-Link

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

District Provides Live-Streaming of Events

Montgomery County High School Graduation and the 8th Grade Completion Ceremony were made available via live stream for the first time this year.  Click here for complete details.

McNabb Middle School 8th Grade Completion Ceremony June 6th at 10:30 AM
 
Montgomery County High School Graduation Ceremony June 6th at 7:00 PM

 

 

MSE Principal Selection Survey

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

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

 

Honor Thy Fallen: A Memorial Day Tribute

356th Broadcast Operations Detachment

A Memorial Day program comprised of interviews from U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy personnel, honoring fallen U.S. service men and women. Included is an interview with MCHS graduate Nathan Frerichs as he remembers PFC Dustin Gross.

Click here to see the video.
 

Parent E-Link

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

 

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.
 

Parent E-Link

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FREE Sports Physicals

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

 

Talent Abounds at MCHS!

Pictured are two highly talented MCHS students, Jiv Johnson and Shannon Ooijkaas. Jiv Johnson was selected to participate in the prestigious Governor's School for the Arts in the area of Creative Writing. Shannon won the Murray State University National Council of Teacher of English Potpourri Poetry Contest for her poem, "Picturesque." Both are students in Mrs. Kim Barnes Creative Writing class at MCHS. Congratulations!
 

Regional Track Competition

Despite less than favorable weather, the 6th Region Track and Field competition was held on May 10th. Competitors are awaiting notification about bids for the State Championship, pending completion of all of the regional tournaments.  Click the title link for complete details and results.
 

STLP Students Compete in State Championship

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

 

Congratulations to the MCHS Mock Trial Team

The Montgomery County High School mock trial team represented Kentucky in the 2014 National High School Mock Trial Championships May 6 through May 10 in Madison, Wisconsin.  The team had an outstanding tournament, finishing 16th overall out of 46 teams at the tournament.  They defeated Delaware and Texas head-to-head, while losing split decisions to Oregon and Virginia.  MCHS was number one in the nation in total points scored, and number two in the nation in “strength of schedule” ranking.   Seattle Preparatory School from Washington won the tournament championship.

Montgomery County’s Abby Schueler was selected by the scoring judges as one of the top ten witnesses in national competition.  This is a highly prestigious award.  Also, in each round of competition each team selected an opponent as the “star attorney” and “star witness” in that round.  Meredith Ledford won three star attorney awards, and Andrea Tyra won one star attorney award.  Seth Drake won three star witness awards, while Symantha Webb won one star witness award.

Jon Mansfield and John "Chip" Manley are the coaches.

 

May 9th E-LINK Newsletter

The May 9th issue of the E-LINK newsletter has been posted to the website.  Click here to view.
 

Camargo Elementary Principal Selection Survey

The Camargo Elementary School SBDM Council requests input regarding the qualities desired in the next leader for Camargo Elementary. Please use the link below to respond to a short survey. The survey will remain open through noon on May 13th.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QNM8G63
 

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.
 

Top 25 Achievement Banquet

Congratulations to all the Montgomery County High School seniors and their families who were honored at the Whitaker Bank Top 25 Achievement Banquet on May 5th.
 

High School Principal Selection Survey

The Montgomery County High School SBDM Council requests input regarding the qualities desired in the next leader for the high school. Please use the link below to respond to a short survey. The survey will remain open through May 12th.

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

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!
 

MCHS ROTC Formal

The MCHS ROTC Annual Cadet Ball and Award Ceremony was held on May 3rd at the Clay Community Center. This is a formal event that includes a receiving line, dinner, an award ceremony and a dance. COL (Ret.) Cecil, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, was the guest speaker. Among the numerous awards presented were those awarded to this year's superior cadets - Senior - Ryan McGuire; Junior - Victoria Oney; Sophomore - Edward Lacey and Freshman - Whitney Nye. This is the highest award for outstanding leadership, high GPAs, and extracurricular activity involvement. (Picture courtesy of Greg Colliver Sportspage.)
 

NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

We love our teachers!  May 4-10 is National Teacher Appreciation Week and May 6th is Teacher Appreciation Day.  Be sure to thank a teacher!
 

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.
 

Parent E-Link

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

 

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.
 

Preschool Registration is May 16th

Preschool registration for the 2014-15 school year has been scheduled for May 16th.  Click here for additional details.
 

Best Places to Work

Board Chair Kenney Gulley and Superintendent Dr. Joshua Powell accepted the award for the Montgomery County School District as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky on April 24th. The Best Places to Work program is conducted by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The district's selection was based on a questionnaire and a volunteer employee survey administered by the Best Places to Work organization.
 

Camp Kaleidoscope 2014

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

 

SHREK THE MUSICAL

This year's MCHS production of SHREK The Musical was first class and very popular with all who attended.  Congratulations to everyone involved with its success.
 

MCIS Musical a Big Hit

The April 24th production of "Captain Bree and Her Lady Pirates" at the Montgomery County Intermediate School was well attended and was enjoyed by students and spectators.
 

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.

 

MC2 Team Named National Finalists

WOW!! A team of Accelerated Academy MC2 middle school students was named as National Finalists in the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, for their project, "Ratchet Recycling." The teams are challenged to work with their Team Advisor to create sustainable, reproducible environmental improvements in their local communities. Congratulations to Jacquelyn Crump, Sara Ne Smith, Callie Arnold and Teacher Advisor Tiffany Johnson.
 

Caitlin Conyers - Female Athlete of the Year

MCHS Senior Caitlin Conyers was honored at the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association banquet last night when she was named as the 2013-14 Female Athlete of the Year. She will receive a $500 scholarship.
 

Forestry Team Wins State

The Montgomery County High School FFA Forestry Team competed on April 24th in Campbellsville and brought home the gold.  Members of the state championship team included Morgan Baker, Cody Garris, Adriana Martinez, and Ruth Sturgill.  Morgan Baker ranked highest in the state individually and Cody Garris ranked 3rd.  The team will compete nationally in October.  Andrea Kirby is the coach.
 

Aaron Botts is CLASS Winner

Aaron Botts is the Regional Winner of the CLASS (Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship, Scholarship) Award sponsored by Forcht Bank and the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.  Aaron will receive a $350 scholarship and be considered for the state level award.

 

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.
 

E-Link Newsletter

The April 25th issue of the E-LINK newsletter has been posted to the website.  Click here to view.
 

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.

 

Poultry Team Takes 3rd in State



Congratulations to the Montgomery County FFA Poultry Team.  The team, which includes Mollie Arnett, Emily Calver, Austin Charles and Brannan Hamm, placed 3rd in the State Poultry Judging Competition held at Murray State University on April 16th.  Ms. Moran is the team coach.
 

National TRIO Day 2014


MSU Talent Search Students place 1st in State & 2nd at National TRIO Day Competition. MCHS Junior Sarah Fields represented Montgomery County. One student from each of seven different counties made up the team.
  Click here for more information.
 

FBLA Wins at State Competition

Fourteen students placed in State FBLA competition, which was held April 14-16.  The Montgomery County Chapter placed first for Largest Professional Membership.  Click the title link to see individual student categories and placements.  FBLA sponsors are Angela Barker, Cassidy Davis, Crystal Workman and Ronda Bowles.  Congratulations.
 

Montgomery County FFA Continues to Excel

Montgomery County FFA students excelled once more at this year's 42nd annual University of Kentucky 4-H/FFA Agriculture Field Day, claiming the prestitious Chapter of the Year award for the fourth year in a row.  Click the title link for full details and individual student placements.
 

4-18-14 E-LINK

The April 18th issue of the E-LINK newsletter has been posted.  Please click here to read.
 

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.
 

Anjela Alicea Signs with Asbury

Congratulations to MCHS Senior Anjela Alicea and her family. She signed on April 15th to play soccer with Asbury University in the fall.

 

Support FFA - Test Drive a Truck

Supporters can help raise funds for the Montgomery County FFA Chapter through the Ram Truck Test Drive program.  Ram Truck will donate $20 to FFA for every test drive completed at Tanner Chrysler Products in Stanton, Kentucky on Saturday, April 19th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Click here for more information.

 

E-Link

The April 11, 2014 E-LINK newsletter has been posted to the website.  Click here to view it.

 

Taylor Bowman Selected for Gatton Academy

Congratulations to Montgomery County Accelerated Academy -MC2 sophomore Taylor Bowman, and parents Jason and Shawna Bowman, for Taylor's selection for the Gatton Academy. Click the title link for additional details.

 

MSE Spring Bazaar

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

 

Shrek the Musical

Don't miss this year's fantastic production as Montgomery County High School presents Shrek The MusicalTickets at the door will be $8 for students and $10 for adults.  Show times are listed below.

 

3-28-14 E-Link Newsletter

The 3-28-14 E-Link newsletter has been posted to the website.  Click here to view.

 

Camp SMILE

Camp SMILE (Sharing Memories in a Loving Environment) is provided for children ages 7-17 who have suffered the loss of a loved one.  It is a free community service offered by St. Claire Regional Hospice, Pallative Care, and the Morehead State University Department of Nursing.  The camp is May 30 - June 1st.  Click here for more details.
 

Spring Break

SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK FROM MARCH 31ST - APRIL 4TH.

 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Click the title link to learn more about Child Abuse Prevention Month and how you can participate, such as wearing blue on April 9th and attending an informational meeting on April 24th.
 

 

Mt. Sterling Elementary Wins Blood Drive Competition

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

 

MCHS Powerlifting Team Wins Another One

The Montgomery County High School Powerlifting Team continues to dominate. This past Saturday the team won the Laurel County Weight Meet, with 14 schools competing. Eight MCHS lifters finished in the top 3 in their weight class: 1st - Hogan Gagle, Zach Roland, Skyler Martin; 2nd - Alex Shkraba, Jarod Johnson, 3rd - Mason Gooch, Hunter Martin, Cody Sutphin.  This follows a first place finish in a Boyd County Meet on March 15th.

 

Powerlifting Team Wins Another One

The Montgomery County High School Powerlifting Team continues to dominate. On March 22nd the team won the Laurel County Weight Meet, with 14 schools competing. Eight MCHS lifters finished in the top 3 in their weight class: 1st - Hogan Gagle, Zach Roland, Skyler Martin; 2nd - Alex Shkraba, Jarod Johnson, 3rd - Mason Gooch, Hunter Martin, Cody Sutphin.  This follows a first-place finish in the Boyd County Powerlifting Meet on March 15th.

 

 

Parent E-Link

This week's edition of the Parent E-Link has been posted.

Click here to view.

 

FFA Students Qualify for State Competition

MCHS FFA students competed in the Licking River Region FFA Day on March 14th. Nine students qualified to compete in state competition in June with six students finishing in first place and three in second. Congratulations to Riley Bailey, Patrick Campbell, Amanda Orick, Rezin Tuttle, Trevor Williamson, Brooke Young, Emilee Cannon, Cody Griffieth, and Rylee Stafford.  Click the link title for complete details.

 

Chess Team Competes in State Tournament

The MCHS Chess team competed in the State Chess Tournament on March 15th, finishing 12th overall. Bruce Horseman, Brian Wagers, Conner Jackson and Robert Murphy played on the top team. Click the title link for complete details.

 

10th Region All-Region Team

Congratulations to Montgomery County High School's All-Region Team Members. Seniors Bryan Wallace and Darius Jones were named to the 10th Region Team by the region's coaches and Senior Deante Cisero received an Honorable Mention.

 

MCHS Mock Trial Claims Another State Championship

 

The Montgomery County High School Mock Trial Team (Red) won its 4th consecutive and 13th overall State Championship on March 16th, with the Blue Team finishing the competition in 4th place.  The Red Team advances to national competition to be held in Wisconsin in May.

 

NO SCHOOL on Monday, March 17th

There will be NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County on Monday, March 17. Staff members that do not normally work on snow days will report at 9:00 a.m. Full-day child care will be available at the ELC and Mapleton Elementary from 6:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

 

 

English Language Learners Dinner

The English Language Learners (ELL) dinner was held on March 11th for ELL students and their families with over 100 in attendance including school employees. The dinner provided ELL families the opportunity to meet with school administrators and teachers informally and to receive additional information on resources available for ELL families.

 

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.

 

Parent E-Link

This week's edition of the Parent E-Link has been posted.

Click here to view.

 

 

McNabb Middle School Renovation Forum

The Montgomery County Board of Education invites the public to learn more about the planned renovation for McNabb Middle School on Sunday, March 23rd, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the school. Tours of the school will be provided and architects, construction management staff, school administration and teachers will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.  Click here for more information.

 

Summer Feeding Program

The Montgomery County School Nutrition Department is excited to announce details for their 2014 Summer Feeding Program.  Every summer, the school nutrition department provides meals to the children of Montgomery County at no charge.  An informational meeting will be held at the School Nutrition Office on April 10 at 2:30 pm.  An application packet will be provided to see if your organization/location will be eligible.  Typical meal service locations include:  schools, camps, churches, community centers, parks and playgrounds, public housing complexes and other public sites where kids gather.

Contact number:  859-497-8578

 

Kindergarten Registration

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

 

March 7th E-LINK

The March 7th issue of the E-LINK newsletter has been posted to the website.  Click here to read it.

 

Math Counts Competition

A team of Accelerated Academy middle school students, including Briana Watson, Matthew Jenkins, Riker Lansdale, Boone Hart, and Dylan Diedrich participated in the Middle School Math Counts competition at the University of Kentucky on February 15th.  The competition is for students who have a talent and passion for math, and includes "bee" or academic team type of contests against other students from across the state.  The team received the Best New Team Award and placed 15th overall.  Briana scored the highest of the team and received a certificate and medal for her accomplishment.  Amanda Ballman is the team's sponsor.

 

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.

 

NO SCHOOL on Monday, March 3rd

There will be NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County on Monday.  Staff members that do not normally work on snow days will not report to work on Monday. Full-day child care will be available from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the ELC and Mapleton Elementary.

 

E-LINK Newsletter - 2/28/14

The February 28th issue of the E-LINK newsletter has been posted to the website.  Click here to view.
 

District Spelling Bee Winner-Riley Crump

Congratulations to the District Spelling Bee Winner, Riley Crump.  Riley is a sixth grade student at Montgomery County Intermediate School.

 

 

Employment Expo

The district will host the 3rd Annual Employment Expo on Saturday, March 15th in the high school Arena from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Click here for more information.

 

2013-14 Make-Up Days

At its February 25th meeting the Board of Education approved reducing the number of instructional days for students for the 2013-14 school year to 170.  School will not be in session during Spring Break.  An additional 15 minutes per day and President's Day had previously been approved for make-up time, and, if approved by the State, KEA day and Election Day will also be used.  The remainder of days to be made up will be added to the end of the school year, with the last day for students expected to be during the first week of June.

 

National School Breakfast Week

March 3-7 is National School Breakfast Week. The district's nutrition services staff will focus on milk during the week. On February 5th the Kentucky Board of Education adopted a Resolution to promote school breakfast. Click here to read a copy of the Resolution.
 

Conyers Signs to Play Tennis at Asbury

Congratulations to MCHS Senior, Caitlin Conyers. Caitlin signed on February 25th to play tennis at Asbury University in the fall.
 

Holt Places in State Wrestling Competition

Congratulations to sophomore Alex Holt for placing 6th in State Wrestling competition in the 120 lb weight class. The MCHS Wrestling Team finished 26th of 88 teams.
 

Girls' Basketball All-Region Team Named

Congratulations to MCHS Lady Indian Erica Rogers who was named to the 1st Team All Region in the 2014 10th Region Girls' Basketball Coaches Association All Region Team. Congratulations also to MCHS players Caitlyn Conyers and Schyler Tipton who were named as Honorable Mentions.
 

Ryan McGuire Signs for ROTC Scholarship

Congratulations to MCHS senior Ryan McGuire, his family and his teachers. Ryan earned a four-year ROTC pre-med scholarship through the University of Louisville. He signed for it today in a ceremony at the high school. University of Louisville Recruiting Operations Officer Christopher Vanover was on hand to award the scholarship.
 

MCHS Chess Team Advances to State

Congratulations to the MCHS Chess Team for its 2nd place finish in the Quad D Regional Tournament on February 22nd. This qualified the team for state competition in March. Brian Wagers, Connor Jackson and Bruce Horseman finished in the top five of the competition. Parker Lowe won a one-time $1,000 scholarship to Morehead State University. Brandon Richards is the team coach.

 

McNabb Musical is a Great Success

McNabb Middle School's production of Little Mermaid, Jr. has been a smash hit, with standing room only at the public performances. Congratulations to the participants and director Kime Murphy.

 

MCHS Leadership

Click here to read a letter concerning the leadership at Montgomery County High School.
 

 

Parent E-Link

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

 

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.

 

MCHS Swim Team Members Advance to State

MCHS Swim Team competed in regional competition last weekend in Barbourville. The boys team finished 7th overall, their best score to date, and the girls finished 12th.  The boys' 200 and 400 relay teams each finished 6th and qualified for state competition.  Several others scored as individuals.  Click the title link for more information.

 

Camargo Students Gets Surprise

Camargo Elementary student, Triston Dunbar got a surprise visit from his mom, Bernadette Fletcher during lunch at Camargo Elementary School on February 19th. Triston's mom has been stationed in Kuwait for the past five months.

 

Jacob Highley Wins AARP Contest

Photo: Congratulations to MCIS student Jacob Highley, district winner of the AARP Grandparent of the Year essay contest for 5th grade students hosted by the Montgomery County Retired Teachers' Association.  Jacob's essay will be submitted to the state level for consideration.  He wll be recognized by the Retired Teachers' Association and the Board of Education in March.

MCIS student, Jacob Highley, was selected as the district winner in the AARP Grandparent of the Year essay contest for 5th grade students, hosted by the Montgomery County Retired Teachers' Association.  He essay will now advanced to the state level of competition.

 

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!

 

Parent E-Link

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

Early Dismissal on Friday, February 14th

Due to forecasted inclement weather conditions, Montgomery County Schools will be releasing one hour early today.  The early release time includes the extra fifteen minutes.  (i.e. MCHS current day ends at 3:45, so they will release at 2:45, elementary schools will release at 1:45).

 

Shanks Signs with Pikeville

Congratulations to MCHS senior and football player, Austin Shanks, who signed with the University of Pikeville on February 5th, National Signing Day.

 

 

ONE HOUR DELAY on Tuesday, Feb. 11th

 

 

NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 10th

 

 

Parent E-Link

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

 

NO SCHOOL on Thursday, February 6th

NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County on Thursday, February 6th.  Full day child care will be available at the Early Learning Center and Mapleton Elementary from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. for those students enrolled. 

 

 

 

New Officers Added in 2013-14

New officers have been working with the Montgomery County School Police Department  since the beginning of the school year.  Click here to learn more.

 

One Hour Delay on Tuesday, February 4th

Montgomery County Schools will operate on a one hour delay on Tuesday, February 4th.  Also, please be reminded that tomorrow we will begin the extra fifteen minutes of make-up time each day.  This does not affect the Camargo Preschool Program or the students at the Early Learning Center.

 

MCHS Mock Trial Wins UK Invitational

Congratulations to the Montgomery High School Mock Trial Team! The Red Team won its third straight UK Wildcat Invitational with a 4-0 score. The Blue Team finished 5th in the competition. Individual attorney awards went to Andrea Tyra (2), Jenna Leach and Gracie Johnson. Individual witness awards went to Seth Drake (2) and Summer Taylor. Coaches are Jon Mansfield and John Chip Manley.

 

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.

 

NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 3rd

There will be NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County on Monday, February 3rd. Full-day child care will be available at Mapleton Elementary and the Early Learning Center for those students enrolled in the program.

 

January 31, 2014 Parent E-Link

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

 

ELC Students will Attend Preschool on Friday

There will be KERA and tuition based preschool at the Early Learning Center on Friday, January 31st.  KERA students will report at 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and tuition based students will report at 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Montgomery County Schools - Best Place to Work

The Montgomery County School System was the only school district in the state named as a 2014 Best Places to Work in Kentucky competition award winner and one of only 29 listed in the large company category (500 or more employees). The Best Places to Work program is operated by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and is based on FORTUNE magazine’s "100 Best Companies to Work for in America."

Click here to view the complete news release.

 

NO Preschool at the ELC on Thursday, Jan. 30th

There will be NO KERA or tuition based preschool at the Early Learning Center on Thursday, January 30th due to heating issues.  The district is actively working to resolve the issue so that all students can return to school by the end of the week.  Full-day child care is available from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. for those students enrolled in the program.

 

WHAS Crusade for Children- Dine to Donate

WHAS Crusade for Children is an organization out of Louisville composed of multiple religious organizations that come together to provide funds for non-profit organizations that provide services to special needs children in Kentucky and Indiana.  Students in Montgomery County benefit from a WHAS Crusade grant.  As such, the community is encouraged to support the crusade by participating in the Applebee's fundraising Dine to Donate on Thursday, January 30th.  Click here for details.

 

McNabb Spring Sport Tryouts

Click here to view flyers which include tryout dates, locations, and details for McNabb Middle School boys' and girls' soccer, girls' softball, and boys' baseball.

 

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.

 

McNabb Boys' Basketball

McNabb Middle School Boys' Basketball will play Powell County tonight at home: 6th grade at 5 p.m.; 7th grade at 6 p.m.; and 8th grade at 7 p.m. It is also 8th grade night. Ceremonies will take place between the 7th and 8th grade games.

 

Preschool Canceled at Early Learning Center

There will be no KERA or tuition based preschool at the Early Learning Center on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 due to heating issues.  Full-day child care will be available at the Early Learning Center from 6:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. for those students enrolled in the program.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

One Hour Delay on Wednesday, Jan. 29th

Montgomery County Schools will be on a ONE HOUR DELAY tomorrow due to extremely cold temperatures forecasted in the morning.

 

NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County on Tuesday

Due to extremely cold temperatures forecasted for tomorrow, there will be no school in Montgomery County on Tuesday, January 28th.  For Wednesday, the District is anticipating the use of a delay to allow temperatures to rise to safe conditions.  That decision will be made Tuesday evening.  The District Child Care Program will open at 6:30 a.m. at Mapleton Elementary and the Early Learning Center for those students enrolled in the program.

January 24, 2014 E-Link Newsletter

The  E-Link newsletter has been added to the website.  Click here to view it.

 

Joe B Hall Classic Cancellation

The Joe B. Hall Classic scheduled for January 25th has been cancelled.  It will be rescheduled in the near future.

 

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.

 

NO SCHOOL on Friday, January 24th

 

 

Art and Essay Contest

Kentucky public, private and home school students are invited to submit original artwork and/or essays in the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Visual Art and Essay Contest sponsored by First Lady Jane Beshear, the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Committee and the Kentucky Department of Education. Click here for additional information.

 

NO SCHOOL on Thursday, January 23rd

 

 

Presidents' Day

At its December meeting, the Board of Education voted to add Presidents' Day, Monday, February 17th, to the academic calendar as a make-up day.  It was previously listed as a non-school day that could be used for to make up time.

 

 

Ball Games Canceled

All ball games scheduled for Tuesday, January 21st have been canceled due to weather conditions.

NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, January 22nd
NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, Jan. 21st.

 

 

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.

 

 

Congratulations to Miss Meredith Ledford!

Congratulations to Miss Meredith Ledford. Miss Ledford was Montgomery County's Distinguished Young Woman of the Year and represented the county in state competition this week. Miss Ledford placed in the top 10 and won overall in self-expression in the Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky. Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky is an official state preliminary of Distinguished Young Women, a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women. In addition to earning scholarships for college, those who participate in the Distinguished Young Women program develop friendships, self-confidence and other life skills that pave the way for future success.

 

MCHS Girls JV/Varsity Basketball Game Canceled Tonight

The MCHS girls JV/Varsity basketball games scheduled for tonight at Rowan Co. has been canceled due to road conditions in Morehead.

January 17th Parent E-Link

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

 

One Hour Delay

Montgomery County Schools will be on a ONE HOUR DELAY this morning. School will be dismissed at the regular time this afternoon. Thank you

KSBA Banner Contest

Congratulations to the Montgomery County Intermediate School. Their art banner depicting the theme, “Kentucky Public Schools-Creating Next Generation Leaders” was selected to represent the school district at the Kentucky School Board Association Conference on January 31-February 2nd.  Click here to view.

 

Power Outage at Mapleton Elementary

There is a power outage affecting the area of town along the bypass, including Mapleton Elementary, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Dutch’s, etc.  The electric company reports that a transformer is down and power should be restored within the hour.

Power was restored at approximately 10:30 a.m.  Thank you.

McNabb Students Participate in Junior KYA

The McNabb Middle School delegation of the Junior Kentucky Youth Assembly represented the district in Louisville and Frankfort on December 12 -14. The delegation authoried and took two bills to the conference. Joy Pidgorodetska won an Outstanding Delegate Award.

 

1-10-14 E-LINK Newsletter

The January 10, 2014 issue of the E-LINK newsletter has been posted to the website.  Please click here to view.

 

YES!

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.

 

MCHS Standouts' Jerseys Retired

On January 3rd, the jerseys of former MCHS basketball standouts Ryan Steger, Harmonie King Franklin, and Whitney Lee were retired.  Click the title link to view the full news release.

 

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.

 

Have a Safe and Enjoyable Christmas Break

School resumes on Monday, January 6th!

 

Congratulations to Skyler Martin

Congratulations to MCHS Senior Skyler Martin who was named to the Louisville Courier Journal's prestigious Kentucky All-State Football Team, which was released on December 24th. Skyler was listed as a Second Team Offensive Lineman.

 

Parent E-Link

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

 

Parent E-Link

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

 

Parent E-Link

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

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.

Donna Wilson Named to Commissioner's Advisory Council

Montgomery County Board of Education member, Donna Wilson, has been selected as one of ten members to serve on the Local School Board Member Advisory Council.  The Council meets four times a year with Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.  Mrs. Wilson represents the 7th Supreme Court District in Kentucky.  Click here for more details.

 

Parent E-Link

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

Cross Country Super Heroes!

Super Heroes! The MCHS Boys Cross Country team celebrated their success on Sunday at their annual banquet. The team consists of five seniors. Pictured from left to right, Sean Greer, Conner Jackson, Ryan McGuire, Cody Sutphin, Will Wise, Matt Kosier, Trey Smallwood, and Hogan Gagle.

 

It's All Academic!

It's all academic! The All-Academic Team that is. Pictured are the 27 MCHS soccer players who were All-Academic Honorable Mention or All-Academic 1st Team, which means the student-athletes have a GPA between 3.25 and 4.54. Congratulations!!

 

Fawns Family Supports Reading Initiative

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

 

MCHS Math, Physics & Technology Success

Several MCHS students participated in the Regional Math Physics & Technology Explorations (MPATE) competition at Morehead State University on November 13th.  Students were placed in teams with students from other schools and competed in four different events.  Our students were on 1st, 5th, 7th and 8th place teams. Zach Pater won a $1,000 4-year renewable housing scholarship for MSU, and 5 other students won door prizes.  Congratulations to these students their teachers, Leah Manley and Pam Callahan.

 

McNabb Seventh Grade PSA for Veterans' Awareness

McNabb's seventh grade (white team) has begun their Veterans Awareness and Support Service Learning project.  Six students recorded Public Service Announcements (PSA) that will be aired on WMST all month long.  Click on this article's title to listen to the PSAs.

 

Parent E-Link

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

Parent E-Link

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

Preschool Student Appears on WLEX

Preschool student, Levi Vernon and his mother April, were featured on WLEX morning show with Lee Cruse this morning. The topic was the 11th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk that will be held in Lexington on Saturday.  Click here to watch the video.

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.

Parent E-Link

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

Literacy Team Presents at Reading Conference

Members of the Montgomery County Schools District Literacy Team presented at the recent 2013 Kentucky Reading Association Conference in Lexington, KY.  Click the link title for more details.

 

Student and Staff Email Being Upgraded to Wave 15 of Office 365

All email accounts are being upgraded. It will take about 15 days for the 700,000 state-wide email accounts to be upgraded. Upgrades will happen randomly, with some accounts upgraded early and others may not see the upgrade until the end of the upgrade cycle. Click here for more information.

 

Parent E-Link

This week's edition of the Parent E-Link has been posted.  Please click here to view.

District Celebrates Test Scores

The district hosted a community celebration on October 12th in recognition of significant achievement on state test scores.  The district ranked 29th of 174 districts in the state - up from 132nd in 2011.  Click the title link for more details about the celebration.

A congratulatory video featuring clips from U. S. Senator Mitch McConnell, U. S. Representative Andy Barr, and Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Dr. Terry Holliday, was shared at the celebration and in each of the schools.  Click the link title to view the video.

 

Parent E-Link

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

Parent E-Link

The Parent E-Link for the week of October 4th has been posted.  Click here to read.

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.

 

MCHS Girls' Golf Team Earns Third Place Finish

The MCHS Girls' Golf Team finished third in the region, with Janie Wise placing third individually after a three-hold sudden death playoff.  Congratulations.

 

Boys Golf Team Wins Regional Tournament

Congratulations to the MCHS Boys' Golf Team for winning the KHSAA Region 12 Tournament for the first time since 1993.  The team will now play in the State Tournament in Bowling Green on October 6 - 8.  Good luck!

 

Let's Celebrate!

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

 

Public Input Sought On Draft High School Arts Standards

The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS), the group spearheading new arts standards, will conduct a public review of substantive portions of the draft high school national core arts standards for dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts through October 21.  Click here to read the complete news release.

 

Parent E-Link

This week's Parent E-Link has been posted.  Please click here to read.

 

Parent E-Link

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

 

McNabb Middle Schools Aims to Reach Goal of 10,000 Books

McNabb Middle School's new Duck Dynasty-themed drive to have students read 10,000 books this year.   For the complete article, please click here.

 

Man-Made Mayhem Program

The Montgomery County Health Department will present Man Made Mayhem: Understanding the Synthetic Drug on October 29th from 6-8 p.m. The program will address the relationship between teenage drug use and high risk behaviors, depression and suicide.  Click here to view the flyer.

 

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.

 

Parent E-link

The Parent E-link for this week has been posted.  Please click here to read.

 

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.

 

Parent E-link

This week's edition of Parent E-link has been posted.  Please click here to read.

Parent E-Link Newsletter

The August 30th issue of the parent E-LINK newsletter has been posted to the website.  Please click here to view it.

 

School Audit Generates Praise for the District

School Audit Report Released-Financial Examination Produces No Significant Findings.  After conducting a five month audit, the State Auditor's office concluded its investigation without significant findings.  Click here for the complete article.

 

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.

 

ACT Review Sessions

Juniors and seniors have an opportunity to study and prepare for the ACT. Please click here for more information.

 

Congratulations to Lucy Baker

McNabb Middle School student, Lucy Baker, won a ribbon at the Kentucky State Fair for producing this beautiful pepper plant.

 

Parent E-link

     This week's edition of the Parent E-link has been posted.  Please click here to view.

 

Trey Smallwood Receives National Award

Montgomery County High School student, Trey Smallwood, was one of only 47 Kentucky students to receive a Silver Award at the national FCCLA conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  Trey advanced from state Family Career and Community Leaders of America competition to compete nationally in the STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events category.  There were 3,600 national STAR competitors.

 

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.

 

Montgomery Co. Increases Dropout Age

Please click here to learn about the Montgomery County Board of Education's commitment to raise the dropout age and seek a high school graduation as the outcome for all students.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

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

 

1970 Class Ring to be Displayed

The 1970 class ring that was found in Vietnam and generated much interest across the region and nation will be displayed for a time at the Montgomery County High School Arena with a special statement.  Click here to read the statement.

 

 

Sudent Email Unavailable - Updating to Office 365

 

 

Surplus Property Sale

A number of items have been declared as surplus to the educational needs of the district by the Montgomery County Board of Education.  These items will be sold via sealed bid to be submitted by 1:00 p.m. on August 12th.  Click here for additional details and a list of surplus items.

 

BACK TO SCHOOL

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

 

BACK TO SCHOOL

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

 

Outstanding MCHS Track Students

Congratulations to outstanding MCHS Track students Angelica Shkraba (Senior), Aiyanna Jones (Junior), Aaron Botts (Senior), Robert Murphy (Senior), and Austin Joseph (Junior). They were selected to the Kentucky Track & Cross Country Coach...es Association Track & Field Academic All-State Team in the AAA division. In order to be eligible, students must qualify for the KHSAA Track and Field Championship and attain a 3.75 or better GPA. Aaron Botts and Robert Murphy are pictured in action. LTC Edward Stepanchuk is the Varsity Track Coach.

TELL Survey Results Show District Improvement

Click here to learn about the district's latest results in the statewide TELL survey.

 

Jump Start Kindergarten

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

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

Please click here for more information.

Operation Registration 2013-14

OPERATION REGISTRATION BEGINS THURSDAY!

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

 

National District Administration Magazine Article

Superintendent Dr. Joshua Powell was recently featured in national District Administration Magazine. Click here to review the article.

Parent University for MCIS Parents

For Parents Only!  The Montgomery County Intermediate School will begin Parent University on Saturday, June 29th.  Invitations were sent to the parents of 5th and 6th grade students for the series of sessions which will begin with breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and last until 11:00 a.m.  Parents (no children for these sessions, please) will have an opportunity to learn about the school program, rules, plans for next year, grading, etc.  MCIS plans to continue the program with various sessions throughout the year.  Parents who have not yet responded to the invitation may still "enroll" by calling 497-8703.  200 parents have registered!

 

Register Now for AIM Science Camps!

The district will offer three one-week Achievement in Montgomery (AIM) Science camps during the period June 24 - July 26th.  Register now to ensure a spot!  Click here for additional details about the camps, eligibility, cost and registration.

 

District Receives Center for Performance Excellence Award

On June 5th, the Montgomery County School District received a Level 2 - Commitment Award from the Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence in a statewide recognition ceremony held in Lexington. The program is designed to ensure rigorous standards of excellence for business and industry, health-care programs, government, and education.The award is based on the stringent and prestigious Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. After achieving Level 4, which is a long-term, challenging process, applicants are eligible to apply for the Baldrige Award.

 

MCHS Student Grades & Report Cards

Message from MCHS administration:

MCHS wants all parents to be aware of when to expect final grades and report cards for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students. End of Course Exams were administered the last two weeks of school and compose 20% of students’ final grades for those courses.  Scores are expected to be sent back from the state department within 10 business days. Once final grades are calculated, report cards will be mailed out with an estimated mailing date of June 20th.  We understand this is longer than usual and appreciate your patience.

 

Senator R. J. Palmer receives Friend of Education Award

Senator R. J. Palmer was presented with a Friend of Education Award on May 30th in conjunction with an alternative diploma ceremony for in honor of 14 former Montgomery County students.  Click here for additional details.

 

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.

 

Larry Bailey Selected as McNabb Principal

Congratulations and welcome to Mr. Larry Bailey who was selected by the McNabb Middle School SBDM Council on May 31st to serve as the new principal of the school.  Click the title for additional details about Mr. Bailey provided by the McNabb Council.

 

Parent E-Link

The parent E-link for the week of Friday, May 31st has been posted.  Please click here to view.

 

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.

 

Parent E-Link

The parent E-link for the week of May 24, 2013 has been posted.  Please click here to view.

2013-14 FFA Officers Elected

Congratulations to the newly elected FFA officers.  They will serve throughout the 2013-14 school year. 

Left to right:  Shelby Henry, Chaplain; Jenny Greer, Sentinel; Christian McCarty, Treasurer; Patrick Campbell, Vice President; Ethan Woosley, President; Amanda Arnett, Secretary; Cassie Lansdale, Reporter.

 

Congratulations to the MCHS Track Team

Congratulations to the MCHS track team for a great season and a strong State finish.  Montgomery County, for the 1st time in about 12 years, placed two athletes in the top ten at the KY State Track and Field Championship held at the University of Louisville in May.

Angelica Shkraba, a junior, set a new school record of 9 foot while placing 6th in the Pole Vault and 11th in the 100 meter hurdles, giving our school 6 points in the State Championship.

Aiyanna Jones, a sophomore,  placed 9th while setting a new school record of 101 feet 8 inches in the discus and placed 19 th in the shot put.

 

E-Link Newsletter

The May 17th issue of the E-Link newsletter has been posted to the website.  Click here to view.

 

McNabb 8th Grade Baseball Team Makes History

Congratulations to the McNabb 8th grade Baseball Team for winning the Bluegrass Conference Championship, a first for McNabb.  The team was also the regular seasion Champions for the second time.

 

Jason Holland Named as New Head Coach

On May 15th, Assistant Superintendent Phil Rison announced that Jason Holland has been selected as the new head basketball coach for the Montgomery County High School Indians.  Click here for details.

 

Teen Pregnancy Forum

The Montgomery County Healthy Community Coalition Teen Pregnancy Workgroup is hosting a Teen Pregnancy Awareness Forum on May 20th from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m at the Montgomery County Health and Civic Center.  Click here for more details.

 

Academic Pep Rally

Third and fourth grade students from across the district participated in an academic pep rally on May 10th.  The theme was:  Heroes of the Future - Saving the World One Mind at a Time.  Captain America, aka Jeff Perkins, led the event.

 

Congratulations MCHS Mock Trial Team

Congratulations to the MCHS Mock Trial Team for finishing the year ranked 12th in the Nation!

 

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.

 

Parent E-Link

The Parent E-link for the week of May 10, 2013 has been posted.  Please click here to read.

 

MCHS Dance Team Tryouts

Tryouts for the MCHS Dance Team will be held on May 20th - 23rd in the Building II gym from 4-6 p.m.  Girls are asked to dress in appropriate athletic attire with tennis shoes, and to bring a completed physical form.  Tryouts are open to girls in current grades 7-11.

 

Free Sports Physicals

Integrity Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation will provide free sports physicals for Montgomery County Athletes on Saturday, June 8th.  Physicals will begin at 8 am and run through noon.  The doors will be locked at 11:40 am to make sure we get kids through to the doctors, who have prior engagements, before noon. 

Athletes 18 years and younger MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PARENT/GUARDIAN. They will not be permitted to go through the line unless their parent/guardian is with them to fill out & sign the paperwork, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Students/Parents, please print off the KHSAA physical form online and have your personal information filled out in advance.

 

Parent E-Link

The May 3rd issue of the parent E-Link newsletter has been posted to the website.  Click here to view.

 

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.

 

Parent E-Link

The Parent E-Link for the week of April 26th has been posted.  Please click here to view.

 

End of School

The amended 2012-13 school calendar was approved by the Montgomery County Board of Education on Tuesday, April 23rd.  The final day for students will be May 30th and closing day for staff is May 31st.  MCHS Principal, Jim Dusso, has confirmed that graduation will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31st in the MCHS Arena.

 

Chess Team Finishes in First Place
On Saturday, April 20, 2013, the MCHS Chess Team finished first overall for the 2012-2013 Winchester Scholastic Chess Season. Top finishers for the season were Bruce Horsemen, 1st in K12; Brian Wagers, 4th, Connor Jackson, 5th; and Eli Manning 7th. Daniel Peng was a team contributor also. Top finishers in the April 20th tournament were: Connor Jackson, 1st; Robert Murphy, 2nd; Nathaniel Eaves, 3rd; Bruce Horseman, 4th; and Ryan McGuire, 5th.
 
2013 Employment Expo

More than 100 potential future employees attended the 2013 Employment Expo on Saturday, April 20th.  Click here for additional details.

 

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.

 

Steak & Bean Bowl

The date for the 9th Annual Whitaker Bank Steak and Bean Bowl has been changed to Friday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m.  Gates will open at 5:00 p.m.

 

FBLA Students Advance to National Competition

Congratulations to Collin Potter, Kayla Preece, Shelby Blanton, Katy Wilkins, Logan Donathan, Aaron Botts, Shelby Chandler, Heather Smith, Lucas Hart, Chris Charles, and Ashlyn Robertson for placing in State FBLA competition and advancing to the national level of competition to take place in June.  Congratulations also to the 2013-14 FBLA State Reporter Logan Greene and Adviser of the Year Ronda Bowles.  Click the title link for complete details.

 

McNabb SBDM Parent Elections, April 23-25th

McNabb Middle School SBDM Parent Elections will be held on April 23-25th.  For more information, please click here.

 

Parent E-Link Newsletter

The 4-19-13 issue of the parent E-Link newsletter has been posted to the website.  Click here to view.

 

Parent E-Link

The 4-19-13 issue of the parent E-Link newsletter has been posted to the website.  Click here to view.

 

Camargo Elementary Spring Fling - Friday, May 3rd

Camargo Elementary will host a Spring Fling on Friday, May 3rd.  For more information, please click here.

 

2013-2014 McNabb Middle School SBDM Parent Nominations

McNabb Middle School will have SBDM Parent Nominations on Friday, April 19th.  For more  information, please click here.   

  

 

Mt. Sterling Elementary Spring Bazaar

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

 

Parent E-Link Newsletter & McNabb Principal Survey

The April 12th parent newsletter has been posted to the website.  Click here to view.

Additionally, the McNabb Council Site-Based Decision Making council is asking for your input and assistance as we start the process of selecting our school’s new principal.  We are encouraging you to complete this online survey in an effort to get your feedback to assist us in this selection.  Thank you for your time and willingness to be a part of McNabb’s new principal selection process.  Click the link below to complete the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6HLQNJ3

 

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.

 

E-Link Parent Newsletter

The March 29, 2013 E-Link parent newsletter has been posted to the webpage.  Click here to view.

 

Madison Gooch named to All-Resilient Team

Montgomery County High School student, Madison Gooch, was named to Tom Leach's 2013 All-Resilient Team. Tom Leach is best known as the Voice of the UK Wildcats. Upon her birth, Madison's parents were told she would never walk. Yet, through great effort she has not only walked, but has been active in sports for a number of years. Click here for more details.

 

 

 

Anything Goes!

The MCHS musical, Anything Goes, was a great hit.  Congratulations to Mrs. Barnes and everyone involved with its success.

 

STLP State Competition

 

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

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

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

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

 

Future Business Leaders Excel in Regional Competition

On Wednesday, March 13, Future Business Leaders of America students from Montgomery County Area Technology Center (Office Technology and Accounting/Finance Departments) traveled to Morehead State University for a day of exciting competitive events. These events included performances, role-playing (customer service), team activities, public speaking and written tests.

Be sure to click the title link for complete details and individual placements.

 

FCCLA State Competition

Four FCCLA students placed in State competition, with Trey Smallwood advancing to the national level of competition to be held in Nashville.  Congratulations to Trey - 1st in Nutrition & Wellness, Allison Rose - 2nd in Entrepreneurship, Rose Pidgorodetska - 4th in Recycle & Redesign and VP of Community Service, Kim Davis - 4th in Fashion Design, MacKenzie Mitchell - VP of Star Events, and sponsor, Whitney Ensor-Foley.

 

Action...Reaction

Sixth grade students at the Montgomery County Intermediate School have been conducting experiments involving chemical reactions.

   

 

 

Youth Service Center Job Fair

The Montgomery County  Youth Service Center is hosting a job fair to provide an opportunity for businesses and applicants to discuss part-time and summer job openings.  The fair will be at the MCHS Arena on April 16th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.  Contact Becky Kelley for more information - 859-497-8779. 

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.

 

03-22-13 Parent E-Link Newsletter

The parent E-Link newsletter for March 22, 2013 has been posted to the website.  Click here to view.

 

Tuition-Based Preschool Available

Give your child a jump start!  Sign up now for the 2013-14 Montgomery County Schools Tuition-Based Preschool Program.  The program provides certified teachers and is available to three and four-year old children.  The tuition-based classroom is conveniently located in downtown Mt. Sterling in the Early Learning Center.  Preschool hours are 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, with additional options available for before and after school child care.  Tuition is $70 per week.  Contact Michelle Cannoy, 497-8724, or stop by the Early Learning Center, 212 North Maysville Road, for additional information and enrollment forms.   

 

Yale Distinguished Music Educator

Orchestra teacher Aaron Breeck has been selected to attend the 2013 Symposium on Music in Schools and receive the Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award at Yale University in Connecticut in June.

 

Taking it to the Top!

The McNabb Middle School Academic Team advanced to state competition, finishing among the final 24 teams.  This is the highest level McNabb has ever achieved in state academic competition.  Congratulations!

 

Dual Success in the Sweet 16

Congratulations to the MCHS boys' and girls' basketball teams!  Both teams won their regional tournaments and advanced to Sweet 16 state competition.  The boys finished in the Final Four and the girls advanced to the Elite 8.  This is the first time both teams have been in the state tournament at the same time and Final Four is the highest level any Montgomery County basketball team has ever achieved.

The band, cheerleading, dance, Blue Crew, and other student and community support was phenomenal.  In the boys' tournament, the Blue Crew won the "Harlem Shake" contest of the 16 competing schools, earning $200 for the high school. 

 

 

Parent E-Link

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

 

March 2013 Student Spotlight

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

 

Montgomery County High School Mock Trial Team State Champs!

Click here for more information.

 

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.  

NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
Sweet 16!

Congratulations to the Indians, 10th Region Champions!  Click here to view the state tournament roster. 

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest

In honor of Black History Month, the Governor's Office of Minority Empowerment hosted an essay contest in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.  The theme of the essay contest was, "Moving Beyond the Dream to A Brighter Future." 

Brandon and Jazzy Scott read their essays at the Montgomery County Board Meeting on Tuesday night.  Brandon is a ninth grade student at Montgomery County High School and Jazzy is a fifth grade student at Montgomery County Intermediate School.  Both students participate in the Central Kentucky YMCA Black Achievers Program sponsored by the Dubois Education Committee and Montgomery County Schools.

 

Parent E-Link

The Parent E-Link for this week has been posted.  Please click here to read.

 

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.

Jackson Campbell Nominated for Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program

Jackson Campbell was recently nominated for the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program.  Every year, Kohl’s recognizes and rewards young volunteers across the country for their amazing contributions to their communities.  Jackson is a seventh grade student at McNabb Middle School and volunteers each morning at Camargo Elementary assisting with morning drop off.  Dan Whitaker, Guidance Counselor at Camargo Elementary stated, “Jackson is an excellent student and a wonderful asset to Camargo Elementary.  He always has a smile on his face.  We are very fortunate at Camargo to have such a wonderful young volunteer to assist with morning drop off.   He is a true rising star and we look forward to seeing him prosper in the future.” 

 

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.

Parent E-Link

This week's issue of the parent E-Link newsletter has been posted to the website.  Click here to view.

 

Montgomery County Schools will be on a ONE HOUR DELAY Friday, February 22, 2013.
Student Spotlight

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

 

Calling All Parents...

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

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

 

Ryan McGuire Attends Washington, D. C. Forum