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Ryle Tournament of Bands

Over the weekend, Ryle hosted its annual Tournament of Bands.  Ten marching bands from across the state came to compete, with Madison Central being named the champion.  The Ryle marching band capped the night with an exhibition performance as the host school.  Proceeds from the tournament will be used for the school's music education program, instruments and guest professional clinicians.

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Now Hiring

Now hiring

NaviGo Scholars Navigo

We are proud to announce the students selected to represent Boone County Schools in the Navigo programs this year.  The students are listed by their business sponsor and will begin working with their NaviGo coaches and career sponsors in October.  Congratulations to all of those selected!

FMD Fundraiser

At last night's volleyball match between Ryle and Cooper, the schools joined together in a fundraiser for the FMD classrooms in both schools. Students from both classrooms were honorary team captains, accompanied the varsity players as they were announced and played their own mini volleyball match. Thank you to everyone that came out to support both schools!

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Boone County Hero

We would like to recognize one of our outstanding bus drivers. Rod Price, who drives bus 334 for Thornwilde Elementary, was approached by a fifth grade student who was choking and beginning to turn blue. Rod jumped into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the object, thus saving the students life! We have wonderful employees throughout the district and we are so grateful to have people like Rod taking care of our students. Thank you Rod!!!

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Boone County Senior Picnic

Boone County Schools took part in the annual Boone County Senior Picnic.  The Senior Picnic is an opportunity for businesses and organizations to stay connected with residents 60 years old and over.  The district enjoys taking part to keep in touch with those interested in the education of their grand children.

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National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

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Please join us in congratulating the following students for being named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists:

From Ryle High School
Jessie Back
Margaret Cook (dual enrolled at the Gatton Academy)
Kyle Dolwick
Alexandra Grayson
Christine Hadley
Weston Yorke

From Conner High School
Victoria Burgess
Lukas Rumminger

We would like to recognize these students for this outstanding accomplishment and all of their hard work.  They are among 16,000 semifinalists competing for 7,500 scholarships worth more than $32 million.  Congratulations!  We are all very proud of you!


Ballyshannon Redistricting two maps

As you may know Boone County Schools will be opening Ballyshannon Middle School beginning with the 2018-19 school year.  The addition of Ballyshannon is due to continued growth and with growth comes the need for redistricting for several of our existing middle schools.  The schools involved may include Camp Ernst Middle School, Conner Middle School, Gray Middle School and Ockerman Middle School.  There are two current proposals for redistricting with the addition of Ballyshannon.  The neighborhoods effected and the corresponding maps are below.

Conner High Student Appointed to U.S. Senate Page Post
Juliana Surprenant
Congratulations to Conner High School student Juliana Surprenant who as of this week is spending half of her junior year in Washington D.C. as a U.S. Senate Page for her sponsor Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. A United States Senate Page is a non-partisan federal employee.
Juliana says she has been waiting for this moment since she was in eighth grade. Juliana's mother Cathy says, "Juliana heard about the U.S. Senate Page program 3 years ago from my friend who participated back in the 80's. She has spent the last few years doing everything she could to build her resume for this application." Juliana says she applied not knowing if she had a real chance. But she refused to be deterred when hearing comments like, "you won't get in, you have to know someone." A candidate must be in 11th grade and has to have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply.
Grandparent's Tea

Florence Elementary School is honoring their grandparents with a ‘Grandparent’s Tea’ this week. Hundreds of grandparents (or grandparent representatives) are joining their pride and joy for cookies and bingo!

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Energy Star Certification energy star
We’re excited to announce that Erpenbeck Elementary, Camp Ernst Middle School, Gray Middle School and R.A. Jones Middle School have all earned ENERGY STAR® certification from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the first time!!
The certification represents proven, verified superior energy performance over a 12-month period. In fact, ENERGY STAR certified buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide!
Thank you for being a part of our sustainability story by taking simple actions to cut energy waste – like turning off the lights in empty rooms, and encouraging energy efficient behavior practices. Remember every dollar saved on energy can be applied to our classrooms and for education of our students.


Youth Mental Health First Aid: Instructor Certification Training Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid® in Boone County

Mental health literacy program to certify 15 instructors in Youth Mental Health First Aid

Contact:  Nicole Sofranko, nicole.sofranko@boone.kyschools.us, 859-334-3791

The Boone County Schools are pleased to provide an opportunity for 15 people from the state of Kentucky to receive training to become Youth Mental Health First Aid instructors. The 3-day training session will be held November 1 through November 3 at the City of Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd, Florence, KY 41042.

“We are thrilled to bring Mental Health First Aid to our community and across Northern Kentucky,” says Kathy Reutman, Executive Director of Student Services for the Boone County Schools.  “Most people know how to recognize and appropriately react to medical emergencies, but there is little knowledge in the general public about what to do in a mental health crisis – especially for youth.”

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Our Mission

District Mission:  Representing and in partnership with our stakeholders, the Boone County School District recognizes that all children can learn and dedicates itself to providing a challenging educational environment that allows each student to achieve to his or her highest potential as a learner and citizen.

District Vision:  Every graduate ready for college, career, and life



  • 2018 Kentucky Teacher of the Year: Kellie Clark-Cooper High
  • 2017 KASA District Administrator of the Year: Jerry Gels
  • 2017 Kentucky PTA Honorary Life Recognition:  Dr. Randy Poe
  • 2017 Kentucky Director of Pupil Personnel of the Year: Mike Ford
  • 2017 Golden Apple award winners: Ryan Bowman-Cooper High, Elizabeth Gibbons Koch-Florence Elementary
  • 2017 Rotary Teachers of the Year: Jessica Isaacs-Imagineering Academy and Mary Claire Cockrell-Alternative Center for Education
  • 2016 PLTW Middle School Gateway Teacher of the Year: Todd Hanley-R.A. Jones Middle  School
  • 2016 Storer/Toyota Business Engagement Collaboration: Dr. Karen Cheser, Deputy Superintendent
  • 2016 Helen Carroll Champion of Education award: Sue Sorrell-Conner High 
  • 2016 Golden Apple award winners: Melissa Dunn-Yealey Elementary, Kyle Holloway-Erpenbeck Elementary, Elizabeth Kamradt-Conner Middle and William Kidwell-Gray Middle
  • 2016 Rotary Teachers of the Year: Chad Caddell-Stephens Elementary, Michelle David-Cooper High, Julia Hansel-Conner Middle 
  • 2016 KET Innovative Teacher Award: Regina Egbers-Gray Middle
  • 2016 KMEA State Elementary Music Teacher of the Year Award - Betty Webber-Erpenbeck Elementary
  • 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award – Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe
  • 2015 F.L. Dupree Outstanding Superintendent Award – Dr. Randy Poe
  • 2015 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky – Deputy Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser
  • 2015 National Woman Administrator Award Finalist – Deputy Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser 2015
  • A.D. Albright Outstanding Administrator Leader – Connie Crigger, Mann Elementary School Principal
  • 2015 Greater Cincinnati Teacher of Excellence – Alexandra Shepherd, Burlington Elementary School
  • 2015 Rotary Teachers of the Year: Valorie Cooper-Burlington Elementary School and Eric Blankenship-Conner Middle School
  • 2015 National Outstanding Biology Teacher Award – Lenny Beck, Boone County High School
  • 2014 Rotary Teachers of the Year: Kelly Reed-Boone County High School, Karen Wiebe-Camp Ernst Middle School and Lisa Willoughby-Mann Elementary School
  • 2014-2015 Kentucky Counselor of the Year – Chris Deel, North Pointe Elementary School
  • 2014-2015 (72) National Board Certified Teachers 2015 Teacher of the Year Semi-finalists: Stacie Kegley, Longbranch Elementary & Victoria Yeomanson, Cooper High School
  • 2014 KASA Administrator of the Year – Erika Bowles, Longbranch Elementary School Principal
  • 2014 Kentucky PTA Outstanding Educator – Jim Detwiler, Stephens Elementary School Principal
  • 2014 National American History Teacher of the Year – Doug Logan, Ockerman Middle School
  • 2014 NTSA Distinguished Teaching Award – Tricia Shelton, Boone County High School
  • 2014 3C Outstanding Educator Award – Victoria Yeomanson, Cooper High School
  • 2013 Superintendent of the Year – Dr. Randy Poe, Boone County Schools 2013 KASA Administrator of the Year – Karen Cheser, Boone County Schools Deputy Superintendent
  • 2013 KASA Administrator of the Year – Tim Hitzfield, Conner High School Principal
  • 2013 Blue Ribbon School – Mann Elementary
  • 2013 Siemens Fellow – Melissa Stolz, R.A. Jones Middle School
  • 2013 Oasis Award Winner
  • 2013 Florence Rotary Club Teacher of the Year - Akrivi Watson, North Pointe Elementary
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