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Super Science Night Super science night

Erpenbeck Elementary hosted Super Science night on Friday as a way of helping parents engage in science with their kids! The theme was DC vs Marvel as families worked their way through Bat Mobile Balloon Races, Super Hero Pop Art, Cyborg's Robotic Arm, Magneto's Evil Ooze, Spidey's Climbing Adventure and a fireball demonstration. The Imagineering Academy and ACE students were taking everyone on a spin with The Joker's modular ride!

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Board Member Swearing In swearing in

Boone County School Board members were sworn in by Judge Executive Gary Moore to begin the new year.  Karen Byrd was joined by newly elected Julia Pile for their swearing in ceremony.  Congratulations to all and welcome Mrs Pile!

Preschool Screenings preschool

Preschool screenings for 3 year olds will be held at Ralph Rush Professional Development Center on February 1st.  The screenings are from 9 AM until 3 PM, call 859 282-2619 or 859-334-3794 to schedule an appointment.  You will need to bring:

  • Your child's birth certificate
  • Proof of residence (such as a bill or lease)
  • Current immunization certificate
  • Social security card

Ralph Rush Professional Development Center is located at 99 Center Street in Florence, Kentucky. 

Helping Those In Need food donation

A group of Conner High school students that are members of Men and Women of Conner spent part of their day yesterday organizing and boxing food donations that they received to help out thirteen Conner families. Enough food was donated to fill four or five boxes for each of the families!

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A Special Evening Potter's ranch

A select group of students in the Boone County School district were treated to dinner and holiday program at Potter's Ranch and given new winter coats & gloves along with a present. Many of these children did not have appropriate winter wear.  We would like to thank the Boone County Business Association, Potter's Ranch and Kohl's for their involvement in this awesome event!!!

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Making An Impact Gray bookstore

A group 7th grade students at Gray Middle School is taking part a Service Learning project with the help Mrs. Kristi Ives. They opened a student run bookstore that donates its profits to a different charity every month. The students interviewed for CEO, store manager, cashier, media specialist, inventory clerk and floor workers. The students are in charge of running the store and they decide what products to order and what specials to run. Their "Be the Change" theme has impacted charities like Wounded Warrior Project and The Water Project.

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Shoes For The Needy shoe donation

In November Cooper High School was selected by Duke Energy as the School of the Week featuring their shoe drive that coincided with their musical, Footloose. Cora Dotson helped lead students on a Service Learning Project that collected shoes for the needy at the Brighton Center and helped to put domestic violence in the spotlight. That project just wrapped up with a total of 184 pairs of shoes to be donated! Duke donated $1,000 to the Cooper Drama Department. The story was featured on WKRC Channel 12.

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Special Visit SWAT visit

Members of the Boone County Sheriff's Department SWAT Team made a special visit to Erpenbeck Elementary to visit Cy Hemsath and his third grade class. Cy and his classmates had the opportunity check out the Boone County SWAT vehicle, see the SWAT K-9 in action and enjoy some doughnuts!

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Now Accepting Ignite Applications ignite

To inspire learning for youth and adults by unlocking minds to the adventures and wonders of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the arts; ultimately opening imaginations and elevating opportunity for all in our region. That is the mission of the Ignite Institute (opening for the 2019-2020 school year).

We are now accepting applications! To apply go to: https://www.igniteinstitute.org/

Gray Middle School Holiday Drive 5K gray 5k

Runners and walkers braved the chilly temperatures to take part in the 4th Annual Gray Middle School Holiday Drive 5K walk/run! Students, parents, and community members helped raise money for the GMS Holiday Drive. The program assists students and families from GMS who need a little help with holiday gifts this year. They raised $2500 to help 20 GMS families!

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Parade Float Project parade float

Students and teachers from the Alternative Center for Education (ACE) and the Imagineering Academy collaborated on a parade float that won an award at the Hamilton County Veterans Day Parade in Cheviot, Ohio! They created and assembled a set of carts that displayed letters they created to spell out the word HEROES!

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Veterans Day Celebrations Veterans day
Inclement Weather Information snow

Unpredictable winter weather may necessitate Boone County Schools to alter daily schedules or routines within the district. To be prepared please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family. Also, have child-care arrangements already in place should the need arise to close school early, delay or cancel school.

 

Stay up to date with all weather related delays and closings by following @BCSWx on Twitter. 

 

Boone County Schools Inclement Weather Information

Therapy Animal Project therapy anmials

Students at our Alternative Center for Educations (ACE) have been working on a project involving different types of therapy animals. They are currently using rabbits and chickens to see how they can impact the social and emotional support of students and how their self esteem is affected.

As part of that project, the students decided that they wanted to raise the chickens from eggs and they designed their own incubator to use in the process, requiring the students to monitor the temperature and humidity. They also monitor the development of the chicken embryos by candling the eggs. The students are raising silkie chickens and the project may evolve to include showing the chickens at the Eastern Kentucky Poultry Association Appalachian Fall Classic in Morehead, Kentucky.

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School Bus Safety Week bus safety

Last week was National School Bus Safety Week and our Transportation Department has been spending some extra time with our students to make sure they stay safe! Throughout the month of October our bus drivers have been making special visits to schools throughout Boone County to teach bus safety. We caught up with several of our drivers at North Pointe and Collins Elementary Schools.

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Missy Jenkins Smith Visit Missy Jenkins Smith

As part of Ryle High School's Suicide Prevention & Awareness Week, Missy Jenkins Smith shared her story with the student body. Missy was injured in the 1997 Heath High School shooting in Paducah, Kentucky. During her visit, Missy talked with students about her life since the shooting and the importance of forgiveness, optimism and happiness in the lives of our students.

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Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipient woody williams

Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams visited Kelly Elementary and Conner High School on Wednesday. Mr. Williams was here to celebrate the Northern Kentucky Gold Star Families memorial to be constructed in honor of the men and women these Gold Star Families have lost. After visiting our schools, Mr. Williams helped break ground for the new memorial at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North.

Mr Williams was a Marine Corps flamethrower on Iwo Jima and has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Truman. He has since become an ambassador for Gold Star Families and is the central figure of the Hershel Woody Williams Foundation. He is one of four living Medal of Honor recipients from WWII. He is the only one that is able to get around. He travels all over the United States in honor of those with whom he served and those who paid the ultimate price for America’s freedom.

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Farmer's Day farmers day

Kelly Elementary held a Farmers Day last week to learn about the importance of farming and even some farming techniques. Artist and author Mr. Mitchell Tolle visited with the students and discussed his struggles and accomplishments. There were several hands-on activities and even a Farmer’s Market!

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Color Run for GO Pantry color run

The Ryle FBLA club hosted a color run this weekend to benefit GO Pantry and help give back to their community. They collected food donations and the money raised from the race will allow GO Pantry to purchase additional food for weekly GO Bags!

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"Hope & Well-being for All" 5K Run running

The Boone County Education Foundation is sponsoring this 5K event to support the Boone County Schools' social and emotional learning efforts, ensuring hope and well-being for all 21,000 students in the district. Funds are being raised to support programming and instruction that build grit, perseverance, resilience, mental wellness, and leadership in all students, as well as promote healthy life choices.

Bike Trail Project Bike Trail Project

Students from our Alternative Center for Education (ACE) are working with Innovative Dirt Solutions to rehab and rejuvenate the bike trail at England Idlewild Park.  The students are clearing the overgrowth and debris, as well as rebuilding the berms and jumps.

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Silly String Celebration mumkin silly string

What do you get if you are one of the top Mumkin sellers at Erpenbeck Elementary? You get a chance to cover one of your principals in silly string!  Erpenbeck students sold the Mumkins to help raise money for the school's PTSO.

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New Playground ribbon cutting

The students at Stephens Elementary cut the ribbon for the newest addition to their playground today! We want to thank the Stephens Elementary PTA and the students that help raise the funds to pay for the new equipment!!!

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Ballyshannon Ribbon Cutting ribbon cutting

Ballyshannon Middle School held it’s ribbon cutting Tuesday with community members in attendance.  BMS students conducted the program with a welcome, singing the National Anthem and donating personal items for a time capsule to be placed and sealed on the school property.  The time capsule is not to be opened until the 2068-2069 school year.  Following the ribbon cutting BMS students gave tours of their new school. 

 

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Author Visit author visit

Author Max Brallier visited with the students of Thornwilde today! The creator of the children's series Erie Elementary and The Last Kids on Earth talked about his childhood and his path to becoming a best selling author. There was a opportunity for the students (and some zombies) to ask questions and to have their books signed!

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National Merit Semifinalists national merit

Boone County Schools would like to congratulate all of our National Merit Semifinalists! There are 16,000 semifinalists selected nationwide out of 1.6 million students. Being named a National Merit Semifinalist is the result of many years of hard work and dedication on the part of the student and their families.

Boone County High School -
Greg McMillan

Conner High School -
David Holtzclaw

Cooper High School -
Caleb He

Ryle High School -
Koushik Devarakonda (dual enrolled at Gatton Academy)
Peyton Fransen
Leah McClure
Manu Nair
Lucas Niemi
Jessica Pelton
Caitlyn Powell
Jacob Williams (dual enrolled at Craft Academy)

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We Are Ballyshannon ballyshannon pbl

Ballyshannon Middle School opened its doors with a three day Project Based Learning (PBL) assignment celebrating the genius in each and every student. The project created an opportunity for the students to get to know each other and to build a sense of community.

Energy Star energy star

Seven schools have just recently received their 2018 ENERGY STAR re-certification. They are: Burlington Elementary, Florence Elementary, Kelly Elementary, Longbranch Elementary, Stephens Elementary, Thornwilde Elementary and Conner Middle. Congratulations to these schools!
Boone County Schools is now proud to have 13 ENERGY STAR certified school buildings. These schools are ranked among the top in the nation for energy efficiency!

 

Click here to see all of our Energy Star schools!

Grandparent Camp student in class

September 15th Grant County's Sherman Elementary is hosting a free Grandparent's Camp for all of Northern Kentucky!

www.parentcamp.org/grandparentcampnky-grant

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NaviGo Scholars Opportunities NaviGo

NaviGo Scholars works to connect local business sponsors with high school students, providing experiential learning opportunities within various career industries to guide and coach students preparing for college and careers. This a fantastic opportunity for high school students in Boone County! There are opportunities with the following companies:

Children, Inc. - students interested in early childhood education

Duke Energy - students interested in line crew, computer aided drafting, and engineering (electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical)

L'Oreal - students interested in advanced manufacturing careers

NKY Attorneys - students interested in law careers

Pomeroy - students interested in IT careers

St. Elizabeth - students interested in healthcare careers

Toyota - students interest in AMT & Engineering fields

Toyota Parts & Manufacturing - students interested in advanced manufacturing and logistics

Follow the link to apply!

http://navigoprep.com/scholars-applicants/

 

Welcome Back!!! 1st day

Click here to take a look at the first day of school at several of our schools. If you don't see your school, be sure to check out @Boone_County on Twitter for even more photos! (We will update as we get more photos!)

Student Board Representative Anna Impellitteri

We are pleased to announce Anna Impellitteri from Conner High School has been elected to serve as the student representative on the Boone County Board of Education for the 2018-2019 school year. Anna was sworn in by the Honorable Rick Bruggman.

Bus Routes Mock Run buses

Boone County Schools is helping to prepare parents, students, and the community-at-large with a dry run of the BC school bus routes! The "rehearsal" or mock run will happen on Monday, August 13. All buses will be driving the exact routes. This will give our transportation department an opportunity to correct/tweak things prior to the first day of school on Wednesday, August 15.

Stuff The Bus stuff the bus

It's time to Stuff the Bus!!! Bring three or more items to any Northern Kentucky Chick-fil-A on July 31st and receive a chicken free sandwich! Notebooks/Composition notebooks, kids socks, packs of pencils, packs of markers and glue sticks are needed most. Our primary collection spot will be the Chick-fil-A on Houston Road, but you can drop off supplies for Boone County Schools at any location. Just let them know when you drop off your items.

Notice of Non-discrimination nondiscrimination
Public Notice
Boone County Board of Education
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
 
Students, their families and employees/ potential employees of the Boone County School District are hereby notified that the Boone County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, disability or genetic information in employment programs, vocational programs, or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups, set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. The lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission and participation in programs and activities including career and technical education programs.
A Look Inside Ballyshannon ballyshannon

Here is a sneak peek inside (and outside) Ballyshannon Middle School! The 110,521-square-foot school will open with over 500 students in the fall.

Youth Mental Health Summit Linking Together

This past weekend Boone County Schools along with its collaborative partners presented a 2-day Youth Mental Health Summit at Florence Baptist Church. This summit was jam-packed with resources from Mental Health Professionals on Mental Health for middle and high school students, their parents, families and educators. There were multiple breakout sessions both days, a memorial and hope wall, rock painting, a quiet room, exhibits and vendors, a video series and an outdoor moment of silence and reflection for suicide victims and survivors.

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Orange Frog Games orange frog

Psychology students from Mrs. Dorgan's classes at Ryle High School have been designing games that incorporate concepts from "The Orange Frog" with the help of 2nd graders in Mrs. Morgan's class at Mann Elementary. The two groups of students met to brainstorm about the different aspects they want to use to create the games earlier this year. The Ryle students stopped by Mrs. Morgan's class again and unveiled the new games!

LinkingTogether: Youth Mental Health Summit classroom

Please join us for this two-day event, Friday, June 22 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Saturday, June 23, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Both days will include lunch, a keynote speaker, and various workshops and seminars, led by national, state and local experts in the areas of youth mental health.

Session topics will include Youth Mental Health First Aider training, Trauma Informed Care, Social Emotional Learning, Drug Free Clubs of America, Bullying, Resiliency, Mindfulness and many more.

The goals of the Summit are to increase mental health literacy, to reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders in our community and to strengthen community response to youth development through awareness, knowledge, connectivity and access.

Summer Meal Program food program
Graduation Dates and Times graduation

All of the gradutations for Boone County Schools will be held at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights.  Graduation dates and times:

Boone County High School

May 29, 2018 at 6:30PM

 

 

Conner High School

May 30, 2018 at 6:30PM

 

 

Cooper High School

May 31, 2018 at 6:30PM

 

 

Ryle High School

June 2, 2018 at 7:00PM

Honoring Our Students breakfast

For the 19th year, the Boone County Board of Education has recognized our students for their outstanding achievements. Our elementary school students were honored at our Breakfast of Champions. Our middle and high school students were honored at the Evening with the Stars.  Please join us as we congratulate our students as they continue their pursuit of excellence!

Drama Camp for Students with Special Needs drama

Boone County Schools will partner with the Lexington Children’s Theater to create a “Magical Journey.” Students will use their imagination and creativity to express themselves with grace and beauty through multiple artistic disciplines.  Working with Peer Tutors, Boone County Teachers and Para Educators, and the Shooting Stars Youth Theatre, students will showcase their individuality with a performance for family and friends on Saturday.    

International Festival International Festival

Mann Elementary hosted the first Boone County Schools International Festival over the weekend. This was an expansion of previous Japanese Festival to now include all of the different heritages and cultures represented in our district. Thank you to everyone that attended and a huge thank you to everyone that helped make this a fantastic world showcase!

District Art Show art show

The Boone County Schools Annual Art Show was held at the Boone County Public Library. Students from each of our schools across the district participated and could receive Show Stopper Awards from art teachers from other schools. It was an amazing display of art from an extremely talented collection of students!

Last Day Of School last day

The last day of school for students is May 25th!

5K Color Run color run

Collins Elementary and R.A. Jones Middle School held their 5th Annual 5K event over the weekend. There were five color stations as part of the "color run" to help guarantee that the participants were covered head to toe in color! The event benefited The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. It was a great time, supporting a great cause!

Drug Free Clubs drug free concert

The Drug Free Clubs Of America hosted concerts for students at Cooper High School and Boone County High School. The Shane Runion Band performed at each school and Shane talked about his time as a teacher and why it's important for the student to choose to be drug free.

Maker Expo maker expo

The World Maker & Inventor Expo is a celebration of making, inventing, problem solving and innovation with robotics, 3D printing, drones, aerospace, coding, micro-computing, CSI, Arduino, graphic design, engineering and much more. The family-friendly expo will feature projects and programs from over 100 schools, universities, companies, and organizations in the greater Cincinnati-northern Kentucky regions. Enjoy workshops and competitions, including drone relays, 3D design, outlaw derby races, as well as delicious pies, fries, kabobs, sandwiches, waffles and shaved ice from area food trucks!

Alex's Lemonade Stand Lemonade

The third graders at Erpenbeck Elementary are taking on cancer once again. They are in the middle of their PBL (Project Based Learning) fund raiser, in conjunction with Alex's Lemonade Stand, to help raise money to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Check out their website to learn more about their efforts! https://eescancercrushers.weebly.com

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PBL Open House pbl open house

Gray Middle School hosted its first 8th Grade Science PBL (Project Based Learning) Open House. There were over 100 projects on display, all dealing with natural hazards in the community. The students identified hazards, collected data and developed mitigation plans.

R.A. Jones Bike Club bike club

The R.A. Jones Bike Club pairs up students with members of our local law enforcement community to help educate our students to make bike riding a fun and safe activity. There are 15 members in bike club and along with a number of student mentors. Each bike club member works on their bike for the duration of the club which is from the end of February to the end of April. The bicycles are purchased with a STEM grant and the members get to keep their bikes at the end of bike club. The mentors are typically students who were previously in the Bike Club and already have bikes from the program. Members of the Florence Police Department and the Boone County Sheriffs Department help guide the students through bike safety and the rules of the road along with the Bike Club staff sponsor, Abby Brinkman!

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Global Expressions Talent Show talent show

For the last few months the third grade at Goodridge Elementary has been working to create a fundraising event to supply a school in Kenya with fresh drinking water. The students have been in contact with the school via Skype, created galimotos in Stem Lab, created African inspired art pieces in Art Class, learned Swahili phrases in Spanish Class, African dances and games in gym class and a song in Swahili in Music Class. The students presented their work and their talents at the Global Expressions Talent Show to benefit the Cheery Education Center of Kibera, Kenya. Between acts at the talent show, students shared tidbits of what they have learned in their studies and they performed an African dance and song that they learned.

Truth and Consequences truth and consequences

Ockerman Middle School offered seventh graders an opportunity to participate in Truth and Consequences. Students moved between four sessions that help to illustrate the impact that drugs and alcohol can have on individuals and their families. The sessions included talking with people in recovery, parents of addicts, and counselors & psychologists. Students also participated in "reality" scenarios where they were given a profile; a “bad choice” and then directed to the appropriate booths. They might have to see the Principal, the School Board. They might also have to see the Resource Officer, a police officer (even getting “arrested”), go before a judge, etc. Other profiles could take them to a nurse, pharmacist, even the Coroner.

International Festival - Date Change International Fest

The Boone County Schools International Festival has been postponed and is now coming up on May 5th.  It is being held at Mann Elementary from 11:00am until 3:00pm.  Addmission is free and there will be plenty of activities for the entire family!

Pies For Pooky Pouches pies

Conner Middle School held an assembly to celebrate the students' contributions for Pooky Pouches. Students that donated blankets for Pooky Pouches received a chance to pie a teacher in the face! The top 20 student contributors also played a game of basketball with the staff. Conner Middle School, Camp Ernst Middle School, North Pointe Elementary School, Thornwilde Elementary School, Goodridge Elementary School, and Collins Elementary School all participated in filling over 500 bags for the third straight year!

District Summer Course Offerings books

District Summer Credit Information 2018

District Summer Credit offerings are through a blended learning model of in-person and virtual curriculum offerings.

Your student’s home high school may also offer summer credit courses.  Those registrations are handled directly by the home high school, and not through this registration link.  The District Summer Credit Program is offered as an additional option for students and families.

All of the curriculum can be completed entirely through a virtual platform.  There will be no requirement for students to meet with their assigned teacher.  Teachers will have office hours and locations available for student assistance as needed.

District Summer Credit programs will be offered in one session:  June 11-July 6, 2018

Initial meeting date for the session will be May 30 at 6:00PM at Boone County HS

School Resource Officers For Elementary Schools SRO's

Boone County Schools and the Boone County Sheriff's Office are pleased to announce that Boone County Sheriff's Deputies will be manning the elementary schools in the upcoming school year.

Boone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe, Walton Verona Independent School District Superintendent Robert Storer, Judge-Executive Gary Moore, Commissioners Cathy Flaig, Charles Kenner, Charlie Walton & Sheriff Michael A. Helmig worked harmoniously to develop a plan to equip every Boone County public elementary school with a school resource officer for the 2018-2019 school year.

Boone County Schools App app

Boone County Schools now has its own app! Just search "Boone County Schools" in the App Store or the Google Play Store. After downloading, you can go into the user settings and customize which schools you wish to follow on the app.

Polar Palooza polar palooza

Goodridge Elementary hosted its third annual Polar Palooza Art Exhibit Tuesday night. The second grade students presented non-fiction works of writing through digital presentations via a QR code that was accompanied by art representing a polar animal. The students were accepting donations to go to the Cincinnati Zoo's Adopt-an-Animal program to help support the health and care of a polar animal at the zoo. Last year, the students raised enough money to adopt a polar bear and a King Penguin!

Pooky Pouches pooky pouches

Conner Middle School’s Colts Care program has teamed several Boone County schools to collaborate on a service project called Pooky Pouches. They are working in coordination with the non-profit Hope in Heels to create comfort bags to give to children that are removed from their homes and placed into emergency foster care. Over 500 bags were filled for the third straight year! Conner Middle School, Camp Ernst Middle School, North Pointe Elementary School, Thornwilde Elementary School, Goodridge Elementary School, and Collins Elementary School were all represented.

Pie in the Face! pie

Several Collins Elementary students were selected to throw a pie in the face of their teacher. Ten teachers and staff members agreed to be the targets. This was the culminating event for a Penny War. The money collected was used by the Leading the Way Club to purchase items for Pooky Pouches for foster children. The students collected nearly $600!

Additional School Resource Officers logo

In light of the Florida and Marshall County, Kentucky school tragedies, Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe working in collaboration with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department is adding additional School Resource Officers (SRO’s) to the district’s elementary schools. 

Cat Ambassadors cat ambassador

Students at Stephens Elementary were able to take part in the Cincinnati Zoo's Cat Ambassador program. The Cat Ambassador program gives the students an opportunity see the animals, learn about their unique characteristics and their habitats. The staff from the zoo brought an ocelot, a house cat, a cheetah and Labrador Retriever that they use to help raise cheetahs.

Boone County Schools Statement on Copy-Cat Threats logo

Boone County Schools is one of many school districts across the country that is being subjected to copy- cat threats of the school tragedy in Florida.  We are working with local authorities as they investigate a recent rash of rumors and threats on our campuses.  Student suspects in each of the cases were immediately identified and apprehended.  They were charged by local authorities and disciplined by their schools.   In each case a thorough investigation was conducted by the school district and authorities.  No student or staff member was ever in danger. Confidentiality laws prevent Boone County Schools from talking about the persons involved or the specifics of the incidents. Boone County Schools will continue to remain on alert, following our safety protocols and working with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Florence Police as future issues arise.

Family Uniqueness Night Family Uniqueness Night

Yealey Elementary hosted Family Uniqueness Night. Second graders set up booths to display their unique ethnicity and culture. Many of the booths centered around food, but they also included dances, games, crafts and books. The project also includes a Family Uniqueness Cookbook!

Stephens SOAR Awards SOAR Awards

Stephens Elementary honored it's 4th and 5th grade achievers, along with some of last year's graduates, in style at The Second Annual SOAR Awards. Students were recognized for their outstanding results on their KPREP Reading and Math testing. The Oscar themed ceremony included a red carpet walk, complete with paparazzi.

Video Conference From Space video conference

Students from Ockerman Elementary were treated to a video conference with an astronaut currently in space. Colonel Mark Vande Hei, who is a Flight Engineer is from Minnesota. He spent 45 minutes talking with 60 students. Colonel Vande Hei traveled to the International Space Station in September on Expedition 54 joining a crew of six, astronauts from Russia, Italy and the U.S.

Showcase of Learning showcase of learning

Camp Ernst Middle School held its Showcase of Learning on Tuesday. It was an opportunity to engage with parents and highlight some of the outstanding work being accomplished by students this year. Among the projects on display, there were performances by the Chorus and Band, Salsa & Merengue dance lessons, PBL projects, archery demonstrations and a student run cafe.

Stars of Hope Stars of Hope

Art students from Boone County High School and Conner Senior High School are taking part in a service learning project to help provide hope to those in Marshall County, Kentucky after the tragic events at Marshall County High School. Stars of Hope is a program that is designed to help spread support to communities that have been impacted by tragedy. The students are painting stars with uplifting messages and art work that will be sent to Marshall County and put on display.

Diabetes Fundraiser diabetes fundraiser

Johanna Heinze is a fourth grade student with juvenile diabetes at Longbranch Elementary. Johanna organized a school-wide fundraiser to help fight diabetes. She created flyers, talked to classrooms about why fundraising is needed, designed incentives, and made posters. Longbranch is a having a series of spirit days as a part of the fundraiser, like Hat Day!

Ryle Haven Archery Tournament archery

This past weekend Ryle High School and New Haven Elementary schools partnered to host the Ryle/Haven Archery Tournament. There were 650 students from 29 schools competing. Ryle and Conner High placed 2nd and 3rd in the High School team competition. Gray Middle teams placed 1st and 3rd at the Middle School level. New Haven placed 1st at the Elementary School level. Congratulations to everyone that participated!

Kindergarten Registration Information - Updated kindergarten registration

Kindergarten Registration Information with update times.

Warm 98 Teacher of the Week Teacher og the week
Book Commercials book commercial
Preschool Screenings preschool
Passion Projects passion project
Holiday Visit holiday visit
The Incredible Reindeer The Incredible Reindeer
FIRST LEGO League lego league
Early Childhood Learning my pre k
Middle School Redistricting redistricting map

This is the new Middle School Redistricting Map for Boone County Schools as adopted by the Board of Education at the November board meeting.

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Kentucky Immunization Requirements doctor
Photography Exhibition Photo Exhibit

The Gray Middle School photography club held a Grand Opening Reception at Eighteenth at The Radisson, the revolving restaurant at the top of the Radisson Hotel in Covington. On display are selections from each student's portfolio from this semester. The exhibition will be on display until December 4th.

Photo ExhibitPhoto exhibit

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Benefit for Puerto Rico Benefit for Puerto Rico

Longbranch Elementary held a benefit to raise money to aid the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The second grade students included the benefit as part of their Project Based Learning assignment on Spanish culture with a focus on Puerto Rico. The students set up a market to sell crafts as a way to raise money to go along with the donations collected. There was a pitch-in dinner and the students performed songs and dances that they learned while studying the Puerto Rican culture. All of the money raised is going to be donated to a Puerto Rican school in need.

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Multicultural Thanksgiving multicultural thanksgiving

Ockerman Elementary held its 3rd annual Multicultural Thanksgiving. It is a unique celebration of the diversity at OES, with families bringing a dish to represent their culture or a culture they are interested in. Dozens of families came out to celebrate, including many of our English Learner families.

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Mighty Moms mighty moms

Florence Elementary hosted Mighty Moms to encourage parent involvement and engagement both at school and at home. There were a number of activities, games and learning opportunities to encourage the students to team up with their mothers or grandmothers throughout the morning.

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Veteran's Day Celebrations Veterans Day

Many of our schools held events to celebrate the men and women who have served or are serving our country!  Here is a look at several of the ceremonies honoring our veterans from around the district.

Veterans Day

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Veterans Day

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Veterans day

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Veterans Day

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Gray Middle SchGray Middle School held its 3rd Annual GMS Holiday Drive 5K walk/run on Saturday. This event is meant to help get students, parents, and community members involved in a morning of physical activity and to help raise funds for the GMS Holiday Drive. The program assists students/families from GMS who need a little help with holiday gifts this year. The proceeds contributed from last year’s 5K totaled $3,018 and helped 84 children. This year's 5K raised over $4000! Thank you to everyone that participated! Logan Whaley and Parker Turnball finished first and second, the real winner is the Gray Middle School family.

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Running for Valerie girls on the run

The Thornwilde Elementary School Girls on the Run team held a "Running for Valerie" event on Monday. The girls collected pledges according to how much they would run in an effort to raise money for Valerie McNamara as part of a service learning project. Valerie McNamara is a parent who used to help coach our girls on the run team. She was severely injured when the Covington building collapsed on some pedestrians last year.

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Miracle on 34th Street Miracle on 34th Street

Here is a sneak peek of Boone County High School's Miracle on 34th Street. The BCHS Spotlighters (drama club) will have performances on Thursday, November 9; Friday, November 10; and Saturday, November 11 at 7pm in the auditorium. There will also be a Saturday matinee at 2pm on November 11. Tickets are only $5 for children/students and $8 for adults.

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Halloween Carnival Halloween Carnival

Ockerman Middle School students brought a Halloween Carnival to the Children's Hospital Outpatient Facility in Edgewood Kentucky. Twenty students took part in the Project Based Learning process to bring games, decorating stations, and prizes to help ease the anxiety of the children waiting for their appointments.

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Pumpkin Carving pumpkin carving

Boone County High School art students are taking part in a service learning collaboration with the Boone County Parks Department. The Parks Department donated nearly 300 pumpkins to Boone County, Cooper, Ryle, Conner and Walton-Verona High Schools to be carved into Jack-O-Laterns for the 28th Annual Boone County Parks Jack-O-Lantern Walk.  

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Inclement Weather Information Logo

Unpredictable winter weather may necessitate Boone County Schools to alter daily schedules or routines within the district.  To be prepared please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family.  Also, have child-care arrangements already in place should the need arise to close school early, delay or cancel school.

Boone County Schools have a great team working tirelessly to make decisions on closing or delaying school, always keeping the safety of our students as the top priority.  As early as 3:00 a.m., if snow, freezing rain, sleet or other dangerous precipitation presents our Director of Transportation and Assistant Superintendent for Operations set out to inspect the road conditions. They drive designated routes, checking the roadways that are typically the most dangerous when snow covered.  The team considers safe travel not only on streets but sidewalks, parking lots, and  driveways.  Other conditions to consider include the outside temperature, wind chill factor and the amount of precipitation fallen or falling. The Assistant Superintendent for Operations contacts the county public works department to check on road clearing progress.  Once enough information is gathered and shared with the Superintendent the team focuses on one question:  Would you feel safe transporting students in a school bus in the current or predicted conditions?

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Hope for Boone County

KYFAME Program for Seniors KY Fame

Do you want to earn between $50,000-$80,000 a year by the time you are 20 years old? Do you want to earn an Associates degree and be debt free? If so, the KYFAME program might be for you. Please join us on Monday, December 4th at 6:30 in the Boone County High School library for an informational session.

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Aviso De No Discriminación

Aviso público
Junta educativa del Condado de Boone
(Boone County Board of Education)
AVISO DE NO DISCRIMINACIÓN

Se notifica por este medio a los alumnos, sus familias y los empleados/empleados potenciales del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Boone (Boone County School District) que el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Boone no discrimina por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, religión, estado civil, sexo, discapacidad o información genética en programas de empleo, programas vocacionales, o actividades y que brinda acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos para jóvenes, establecidos cumpliendo con las leyes y reglamentaciones estatales y federales. La falta de dominio del inglés no es una barrera para la aceptación y participación en programas y actividades, incluidos los programas de carreras y educación técnica.

Strong Fathers Strong Fathers

Florence Elementary hosted its Strong Fathers event on Wednesday. The fathers (mothers & grandparents) and their students participated in games and activities designed to foster teamwork and encouragement. The Strong Fathers program is in place to help encourage the involvement of fathers with their children's education.

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KyAEA Art Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Cooper High School teacher Rachael Burris, who has been named the Kentucky Art Education (KyAEA) High School Art Educator of the Year!

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Afghan Children's Songbook Project

Dr. Louise Pascale has been spending her day at Boone County High School, sharing the story of her commitment to bring back traditional children's songs to Afghanistan. Through war and oppression, music and singing had been nearly eradicated in Afghanistan. Dr. Pascale created a book of traditional songs while in Afghanistan as a Peace Corp volunteer in 1966. She now uses that book to champion a movement to revive this element of the Afghan culture. Dr. Pascale shared the stage with artwork created by BCHS students that were inspired by her work. Afghan Children's Songbook ProjectAfghan Children's Songbook Project

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Kentucky Kids Day KY Kids Day

The students at Thornwilde Elementary took part in Kentucky Kids Day today! There were lots of activities and several special guests including Omar Cummings (FC Cincinnati), Nick Elleman (NKU tennis player), Happy Feet Soccer, members of the Thomas More tennis & baseball teams, Black~n~Bluegrass Roller Girls, and Gapper from the Reds!

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Diversity Education Conference

Dozens of teachers and administrators from Boone County Schools participated in the Bowles Center for Diversity Outreach's annual Diversity Education Conference.  This year's theme was "Importance of Enhancing Diversity in Education" and was put on in partnership with Heritage Bank.  There were several break out sessions with presenters from around the state, a workshop and a panel discussion, all involving topics of cultural and ethnic diversity in education.

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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 Bus

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!

 

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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GO Pantry Food Drive

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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.”

Drug Free Clubs of America come to all Boone County High Schools drug free clubs

All five Boone County High Schools have signed up to join Drug Free Clubs of America (DFCA).  DFCA is a rewards and reinforcement program for drug free students. The mission of DFCA is to make the choice to be drug free an easy choice for teenagers.  The club recruits drug free students who want to be rewarded for their good choices and arms them with prevention tools to keep them on track.

DFCA membership is strictly voluntary. A card carrying member of DFCA agrees to be randomly drug tested at least five times during the school year.  Testing procedures are confidential.  The results are only given to the parents and the student.  School administrators never see the results.

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Solar Eclipse

We spent some time with students from Camp Ernst Middle School and Kelly Elementary as they learned all about the eclipse. Students at Camp Ernst collected data regarding temperature change, animal behavior, and shadows. Rex McBride from the Boone County Extension Service paid a visit to Kelly to help teach students about the size and distance of the sun and the moon. It was a great learning opportunity for everyone!

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Welcome back!

Today was the first day of school for a brand new school year!  Here is a look around the district as teachers and staff welcomed students back into the classrooms.

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Boone County School Bus Rehearsal Bus

The Boone County School Bus rehearsal has been completed. The buses drove the routes scheduled for the 2017-2018 school year. It was an opportunity for parents and students will get to meet their bus driver in the morning at the time their particular bus will pick them up. Thank you to everyone in the community that participated, to the local media for their coverage and we also would like to thank Kona Ice for coming out to support our drivers too!

 

Collins Elementary Open House

Collins Elementary held it's Open House for the new school year. Students and their parents had an opportunity to meet their new teachers, tour the school and get to know our community partners.

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Early Childhood Development

Child development from birth to five years is the foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society. Neurological research shows that the early years play a key role in children's brain development.
 

Your child's social, emotional and physical development has a direct impact on the adult they will become. Today's children are tomorrow's citizens, employees and parents. If we invest wisely in them, the next generation will reflect that through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship.  Evidence tells us that if we get it right in the early years we can expect to see children thrive throughout school and their adult lives.  When we fail to provide children with a strong foundation to live healthy and productive lives, we put our future prosperity and security at risk. 

Early Learning Center

Student Board Representative

We are pleased to announce Bryan Padilla from Conner High School has been elected to serve as the student representative on the Boone County Board of Education for the 2017-2018 school year. Bryan Padilla was sworn in by the Honorable J. R. Schrand.

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School Bus Rehearsal bus

School starts in Boone County on Wednesday August 16th. Boone County Schools is helping to prepare parent, students, and the community-at-large with a dry run og Boone County School bus routes beforehand.

The Boone County School Bus rehearsal is Monday August 14th.  All buses will be driving the exact routes scheduled for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents and students will get to meet their bus driver in the morning at the exact time their particular bus will pick them up.  This dry run is especially for new parents with new students starting school, kindergartners transitioning to 1st grade, transferring students or new students moving into the area.

A School Bus rehearsal ensures parents and students that they will know where and when to meet the bus and who their bus driver is before the first day of school.

Parents should check with their child's school for the start times and their neighboorhood bus stop designation.

Solar Eclipse

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Important Information about the Solar Eclipse

On Monday August 21st, 2017 we will experience a total solar eclipse, an event that hasn’t occurred over the U.S. mainland since 1979.  A total solar eclipse, which is when the moon completely covers the sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide swath of the country.  While Boone County is not located in this area, we will still be able to view the partial solar eclipse.

This event will be an extraordinary educational opportunity for our students.  Many of our schools will have special activities or lessons planned for this day to accompany the event.  While this event is extremely exciting for our students, we must also acknowledge the importance of proper eye safety.  While it should be common sense not to stare directly at the sun with your naked eyes, this advice will be even more important during this event.  The eclipse must be viewed only through proper eclipse glasses.  Schools with planned viewing activities will require students to wear proper solar eclipse glasses.

In order to protect our students’ eyes during this event:

  • Students will not participate in any unstructured outdoor activities, including recess
  • Students will be advised to not look directly at the sun without wearing solar eclipse glasses
  • We will provide additional personnel until 4pm for parents who do not want their children riding the bus during the eclipse.Children who do not ride the bus for that reason will have to be picked up by parents at 4pm.
Golf Outing

The Boone County Business Association held it's 17th Annual Golf Outing to help support Boone County Schools Alternative Services. The benefits of the outing go to help support the association's effort to provide winter coats, hats, and gloves to students in need. We would like to thanks all of those who were involved!

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Notice of Non-Discrimination

Public Notice

Boone County Board of Education

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

 

Students, their families and employees/ potential employees of the Boone County School District are hereby notified that the Boone County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, disability or genetic information in employment programs, vocational programs, or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups, set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. The lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission and participation in programs and activities including career and technical education programs.

District Grading Scale

During the 2016-2017 school year, Boone County Schools reviewed the board policy for grading (08.221). A revision to the grading policy was enacted in May 2017 based on multiple meetings throughout the year to analyze and evaluate local, regional, and national data surrounding grading scales and their impact on student success.
The grading scale changes directly affect all students in grades 4-12. Details of the changes are listed below.
Boone County PREVIOUS Grading Scale:
● 94-100 = A
● 87-93=B
● 86-78=C
● 77-70=D
● Below 70 failing grade
Boone County Schools NEW Grading Scale Effective July 1, 2017:
● 90-100 = A
● 80-89 = B
● 70-79 = C
● Below 70 is “I” for INCOMPLETE until June 30 of the academic year. Students with an “I” will be provided support by the school to remediate learning to reach a 70. If the grade is still listed as an “I” after June 30, then it becomes a failing grade.
This new grading scale provides comparability of student achievement between Boone County Schools and that of many other districts across the nation.

KASA District Administrator of the Year

Jerry Gels was selected as the district-level Administrator of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators at the KASA Annual Leadership Institute in Louisville, Kentucky on July 26th, 2017.  

Jerry Gels

Gels led the overhaul of the district’s alternative education program.  Students work through alternative means to earn credits and focus on project-based learning and service learning initiatives; creating real products that build pride, self-worth and renewed engagement in school.

Gels is credited with the idea to form the Boone County Early College and Boone County Design School. He was instrumental in forming partnerships with three postsecondary institutions (Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College and Gateway Community and Technical College) allowing Boone County students to attend college for a half day with the potential of earning 24 college credits hours per year.

Stuff the Bus

Boone County Schools would like to thank everyone who participated in the Stuff the Bus Challenge.  Our district won the friendly competion against Kenton County Schools and Campbell County Schools and will receive the $500 prize!  We collected over 7480 items and all of the donated supplies will go to needy children in our district.  Thank you to Chick-fil-A and to everyone that came out to support a great cause!

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Stuff the Bus Challenge

Come join us for a cause!

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Boone County Special Needs Summer Camp

The Boone County Special Needs Summer Camp was held last week. Ockerman Elementary hosted the elementary level with music, art, team games, movement and an engineering station. The middle school and high school levels were hosted at Camp Ernst Middle School with music and dance, art, team games, engineering and archery. Peer tutors played a key role in helping to make camp fun for the students. Thirty four peer tutor volunteers from Ryle, Cooper, and Ockerman Middle School generously gave there time to make this a successful event. Teachers and para educators were very instrumental in helping individual students follow routines, and participate in activities and maintain their health care plans.

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Graduating Seniors

CONGRATULATIONS Seniors! As you finish up your school year and get ready to graduate, there is one last thing we would like for you to do!

We invite you to join the NEW Alumni Association! As an added incentive, College and Beyond is giving 1 student who registers a $100 gift card to spend on whatever they would like! Those who have already submitted their registration have already been entered into the drawing.

Simply follow the link and complete a couple of questions.

Thanks for taking the time to do this and here's to your future success!

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Imagineering Academy

It's not too late to get involved with the Imagineering Academy.  All high school students in Boone County should check it out!

 

Breakfast of Champions

The Boone County Board of Education honored elementary school students for their outstanding accomplishments at the 18th annual Breakfast of Champions. Please join us as we congratulate our students as they continue to strive for excellence!

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

Imagineering Academy

The Imagineering Academy is enrolling now for the 2017-18 school year. All high school students in Boone County should check it out!

 

Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Cooper High School's Kellie Clark was named the Kentucky Teacher of the Year!  The announcement was made by the Kentucky Department of Education at a ceremony in Frankfort in association with Valvoline.

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Public Notice

The Boone County Schools Local Planning Committee will conduct a Public Meeting on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Boone County Board of Education, 8330 US 42, Florence.  This meeting is to make a minor adjustment to the current District Facility Plan for Boone County Schools.  Members from the public are welcome to attend and observe.

Last Day of Student Instruction

The Boone County School Board approved that the last day for student instruction to be set as May 24th.

LINK Champion

LINK (Let's Immunize Northern Kentucky) named Joan Fitzsimmons, District Health Coordinator of Boone County Schools, the 2017 Northern KY Immunization Champion. Joan is being honored in recognition of her leadership and dedication to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases and for making Northern KY a safer place to live.  Congratulations Mrs. Fitzsimmons!

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District Honor Choir

The Boone County School District Elementary Honor Choir held it's 3rd annual performance.  Students from all of the elementary schools joined together to showcase their amazing voices!

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Evening with the Stars

The Boone County Board of Education honored middle and high school students for their outstanding accomplishments at the 18th annual Evening with the Stars. Please join us as we congratulate our students as they continue to strive for excellence!

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Japanese Spring Festival

In partnership with Mann Elementary School, Erpenbeck Elementary recently hosted the Annual Japanese Spring Festival. There were tons of activities like Sushi-rolling classes, Taiko Drums, Japanese Crafts, Origami, Storytelling, and Karate demonstrations!

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Stephens SOAR Awards

Stephens Elementary honored it's 4th and 5th grade achievers in style at The SOAR Awards. Students were recognized for their outstanding results on their KPREP Reading and Math testing. The Oscar themed ceremony included a red carpet walk, complete with paparazzi and reporters (Dr. Jim Detwiler and Chad Caddell).

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Ockerman Middle School Energy Team

Ockerman Middle School was selected as the Most Outstanding Energy Education Middle School Project by NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project!

NEED is partnered with Duke Energy who provides our grant funds for our 12 Energy Teams in the district. NEED just held their end of year Youth Award luncheon in Frankfort KY and Ockerman Middle School was announced as the Most Outstanding Middle School Project in the state!

The students built an “Energy Bike” with a motor and an inverter to show how much energy it requires to turn on a compact fluorescent light bulb versus the more efficient LED light bulb. The Energy Bike was on display Maker Expo.

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Boone County Schools Art Show

The Boone County Library hosted an open house for the Boone County Schools Annual Art Show. Students from across the district participated and could receive Show Stopper Awards from art teachers from other schools or Super Awards from the district's superintendents. It is an outstanding collection of art from some amazingly talented students!

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World Maker & Inventor Expo

The World Maker & Inventor Expo was held at Boone County High School over the weekend. The Expo is a celebration of making, inventing, problem solving and innovation with robotics, 3D printing, drones, aerospace, coding, micro-computing, CSI, Arduino, Graphic Design, engineering and much more. The Expo featured projects and programs from more than 100 schools, universities, companies, and organizations in the greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky regions.

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Final Day of the School Year

In accordance with the Kentucky Statute, the Boone County Schools Board of Education has approved at its April Board Meeting that the last instructional day for students will be May 25th.  If the date of May 25th should need to be changed for any reason, the district's Board of Education will take further appropriate action regarding the school year calendar at its May meeting.

3D Printer Showcase

Jones Middle School held its 3D Printer Showcase on Thursday. Students came up with an idea for an invention, designed a story board, and used a 3D printer to create their inventions. The students presented their inventions to a "shark tank" panel for the opportunity to earn a chance to present at the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative showcase at UC.

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Cooper High School’s Student Leadership Council

Cooper High School’s Student Leadership Council (SLC) has been awarded a 2017 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). Cooper is of only two high schools in the state Kentucky to receive this award. Councils must demonstrate things such as leadership training for council members, teacher/staff appreciation activities, student recognition programs, school and community service projects, spirit activities, goal setting, and financial planning. Those councils awarded the gold level have successfully demonstrated the highest levels of leadership. Congratulations!

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District Summer Credit

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Erpenbeck's Lemonade Stand

Erpenbeck Elementary wrapped up their project to help those strong kids battling childhood cancer with their tasty lemonade. Students and staff spent the week helping raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Thank you to all that came out to support a great cause!

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Kelly Elementary Career Expo

Students at Kelly Elementary experienced multiple possibilities for their futures on March 31 during the annual Career Expo. Presenters from companies around the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area shared the reason they entered their career, education needed to get the job, and their daily responsibilities. Thank you to all of those who participated to make this event and possible!

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R.A. Jones Honors Teams

Jones Middle School celebrated the success of their 8th Grade Girls' and 6th Grade Boys' Basketball Teams on Friday. The 8th Grade Girls finished their season as undefeated champions with an 18-0 record. The 6th Grade Boys came up one game short of an undefeated season, with their only loss in the championship game. The two teams matched up against the Jones staff for a friendly game to wrap up the year!

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Trauma Informed Care

Boone County Schools have the opportunity to bring programs promoting youth mental health literacy to the Boone County community and our schools via Boone: AWARE. Today’s training, Trauma Informed Care – application in the schools, is presented in cooperation with the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. School counselors, Resource Center staff, school psychologists and teachers participate learn to structure and create opportunities within schools to address the effects of trauma, stress and conflict and built on a belief in resilience and hope for all students. Boone: AWARE is a grant sponsored program through SAMHSA: Now Is The Time Community grant.

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COSI at New Haven

COSI on Wheels stopped by New Haven Elementary to give the students a chance to get hands on with science. The outdoors was brought indoors as the kids interacted with life cycles, ecosystems, and animal adaptations.

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Career Fair

Students at Ockerman Elementary had a chance to learn about a variety of careers this week. Professionals from the 16 Career Clusters visited the Career Fair and shared their work experiences. The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students used an interest inventory to guide them to learn more about the specific careers that interested them the most.

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State Orator

RCHS senior Jordan Woody won the state oration contest sponsored by the Kentucky Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.  (She won first place at the local level for the Simon Kenton Chapter last month, advancing her to the state level.)  The KYSSAR had its annual meeting in Erlanger on Saturday.  She delivered her oration in front of the state delegation and was presented a certificate, a medal, and a check for $500! She will represent the State of Kentucky at the national contest in Knoxville this summer.state oration

Pictured in the photo are:  [L-R] Tom Geimeier (President, Simon Kenton Chapter); Donald Drewry (Chaplain, Simon Kenton Chapter); Pat Berry (Chairman, Kentucky SAR Youth Programs); Dr. Larry M. Leslie (President, Kentucky SAR); Jordan Woody; Mrs. Woody (Jordan's mom); Forrest Chilton (Chairman, Kentucky SAR Oration Contest)

Cooper Basketball

The Cooper High School boys' basketball team just wrapped up an amazing season, culminating in the State Championship game against Bowling Green High School.  Even though they weren't able to come away with the victory, we are extremely proud of our Cooper Jaguars and congratulate them on a great year and for being the 2017 Kentucky State Runners-up.  Sean McNeil, Adam Kunkel, and Dante Hendrix were named to the State All-Tournament Team.

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Truth and Consequences

Seventh graders at Ockerman Middle School had an opportunity to participate in Truth and Consequences. Students moved between four sessions that help to illustrate the impact that drugs and alcohol can have on individuals and their families. The sessions included talking with people in recovery, parents of addicts, and counselors & psychologists. Students also participated in "reality" scenarios that involved speaking with judges, police officers, school administrators, counselors, and attorneys.

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Early College

early college info

Penguins Visit Thornwilde

Penguins from the Newport Aquarium visited Thornwilde to help the students celebrate reaching their reading goals! The students learned about penguin habitats, markings and predators. They also had an opportunity to pet one of the penguins!

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Polar Palooza

It was Polar Palooza at Goodridge Elementary as 2nd graders showed off their Arctic Art Projects! The students wrote a research paper on an arctic animal, created an art project and designed an electronic presentation that can be viewed by scanning a QR code. Not only were the students displaying their projects, they were also raising money to help adopt an animal at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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Read Across America

Boone County Schools celebrated Read Across America this weekend at the Florence Mall. The Northern Kentucky Education Association partnered with dozen of groups from across the Tri-State to help foster a love of reading. Kids had a chance to take a photo with the Cat in the Hat and to see performances by the R.A. Jones drama program or the Conner Middle School Orchestra.

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Read Across America

Friday wrapped up a big week at Thornwilde. Dr. Seuss, Read Across America, AR Blizzard, door decorating contest, Read-A-Coaster, and Scholastic Read Quest. Coach Dave Trosper and Austin Cain from the Conner High School football team even pitched in by reading to students.

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District Summer Credit Information

District Summer Credit Info

Register for Summer Credit courses on this Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/zx2gOURnXsIbXbcv2

Kelly Elementary

The power has been restored at Kelly Elementary.  Kelly Elementary will resume a normal schedule on Friday. 

Boone County Schools are CLOSED

Boone County Schools are CLOSED for WEDNESDAY MARCH 1st. There will be no Elementary School bus pick up. Students already at school will stay until it is safe to release them. Parents may pick up students from their schools. High School driving students will be released when their principals deem it's safe to release them.

Odyssey of the Mind Tournament

The 2017 Northern Regional Tournament for Odyssey of the Mind took place this weekend at Gray Middle and Mann Elementary Schools. Odyssey Of the Mind encourages children to think outside the box and to work together develop creative solutions. Students from all over Northern Kentucky presented their solutions in an attempt to qualify for the State Tournament.  Click here to see more photos.

Odyssey of the Mind 2017

Surplus Item Auction

There is an online surplus auction for items previously used by the district.  Click here to be taken to the auction.

Bring Your Dad to School Day

Ockerman Elementary celebrated Bring Your Dad to School Day! Dads (and some moms) had an opportunity to spend time in their child's classroom to see what their child does at school and to help build strong futures for their children.  To view more of the photos click here.

Take your dad to school day

Boone County Early Learning Center

Leaders from Boone County Schools, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, Children Inc, and United Way Success by Six of Boone County toured the recently opened Boone County Early Learning Center.  The groups partnered to create the center as a means to provides a high quality learning environment to help prepare children for kindergarten.  The center is open to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years who live in the Boone County School District.  Click here for more information.

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Read Across America

read across america

Mann Elementary Biography Museum

Third grade students at Mann Elementary chose historical figures to research and create a presentation about that they shared with visiting parents and fellow students.  Students set up displays and dressed in character to share the information that they had learned about their notable selections.

Biography Museum

Odyssey of the Mind Tournament

Gray Middle and Mann Elementary will be hosting to this years' Northern Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on Saturday Feb 25th.  Come watch over 360 students representing 60 teams from all over Northern Kentucky compete and show off their "Creativity".   The competition is open to the public from 9:30 - 3:30.  To learn more about Odyssey of the Mind visit: www.kyootm.com or www.odysseyofthemind.com

Odyssey of the Mind Tournament

The Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting for Thursday, February 16 has been cancelled.
Kelly Elementary Science Fair

It's time for science to shine at Kelly Elementary. The Science Fair was a huge success with the special help of Cooper High School students, who came out to judge the projects. Students not only presented their claims, their evidence and their supports to them, they were interacting and learning across the grade levels. A special thank you to Ms. Maddox for coordinating this multi-grade event!

Kelly Elementary Science Fair

Innovative District Program Registration

Dear HS Parents and Students,  
This is an important reminder regarding registering for our innovative district programs.

• Please follow your school’s individual instructions (Ryle, Conner, Boone, Cooper) to register for the programs below AND also preregister at the following website www.boonecountyearlycollege.com as soon as possible. (You may register for more than one program.). Some programs have limits on the number of students, so register ASAP.

• If you need assistance, please contact your school’s College and Career Pathways Coach (e-mails below).  You could provide them the attached form as well.
Ryle HS: james1.demetrakis@boone.kyschools.us
Cooper HS: jennifer.warford@boone.kyschools.us
Boone Co HS: pam.hirn@boone.kyschools.us
Conner HS:  sara.franxman@boone.kyschools.us
 
For additional information please email the district Early College Guidance Counselor at kate.dusing@boone.kyschools.us.   
 
Transportation is provided.  

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY for Monday January 30th. ‪There will be NO AM KINDERGARTEN or PRESCHOOL for Monday January 30th. ‬‬ 

Florence Rotary Teacher of the Year Award Nominations

Florence Rotary Teacher of the Year Award Nominations

Boone County Youth Cabinet

Boone County Youth Cabinet members from all four of our high schools have been collecting hygiene products, food items, clothing, and money as part of their Service Learning Project for the year. As part of Kentucky K Count, which is a national attempt to take a census of America’s Homeless population, the BCYC partnered with the Boone County Fiscal Court’s Human Services Department and the Brighton Center to assist with clothing, passing out food items from the Food Bank, and conducting surveys from our homeless and needy. The Students also helped with breakfast and lunch provided from the BC Homemakers Group.

Boone County Youth Council

Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

The Transportation Advisory Committee scheduled for Thursday January 19th has been canceled.

Events and Activities

All events for Friday January 13th are occurring as scheduled. There will be NO events/activities on Saturday January 14th prior to 12PM.

20 Years of Service

School board member Ed Massey was recognized for his twenty years of service for Boone County Schools.  Mr. Massey's love for education and students was passed down to him by his parents who were also educators.  He has been a member, officer and president of the Kentucky School Boards Association, a member, director and officer of the National School Boards Association, sat on the board of directors of the National PTA and served on the Local School Board Members Advisory Council to the Commissioner of Education and The American Public Education Foundation.  Mr. Massey has been elected to serve as the 2017 board chairperson along with Bonnie Rickert, who will serve as the vice-chairperson.  We thank Ed Massey for his years of service and wish him the best as he enters his 21st year on the school board.

Ed Massey 20 years

Former Coach Honored

Conner High School honored former wrestling coach Wayne Badida on Wednesday for his incredible 46 years coaching career at Conner. The wrestling room was dedicated and named in his honor. The new wrestling mat now bears his likeness as well. Coach Badida led Conner to a state title in 1983 and coached 3 All Americans, 79 State Medalists, and 19 State Champions! Thanks you for all you have done for Conner and Boone County Schools Coach Badida!

Coach Badida

Preschool Developmental Screenings

Preschool screenings will be held at Ralph Rush Professional Development Center on April 7th.  The screenings are from 9 AM until 3 PM, call 859-334-3794 to schedule an appointment.  You will need to bring:

  • Your child's birth certificate
  • Proof of residence (such as a bill or lease)
  • Current immunization certificate
  • Social security card

Ralph Rush Professional Development Center is located at 99 Center Street in Florence, Kentucky.  The Preschool Enrollment packet is available here.

KY Department of Education Changes Birthday Cutoff for Kindergarten

A change in the birthday eligibility cutoff for Kentucky kindergarteners will take effect in the 2017-2018 school year. The new date for Kentucky students is August 1. Any child who turns 5 years old on or before August 1, can enroll in Boone County’s ½ day Kindergarten Program. This change affects student’s statewide.

Boone County’s Board of Education has a policy, per Senate Bill 24, that allows parents to request early-entrance for kindergarten, but children must exhibit high levels of academic, social and emotional aptitude based on a series of assessments. The process for early-entrance must be completed before the last day of the 2016-2017 school year. Please contact the Boone County Board of Education, Christen Morgan at (859)-334-4466 or christen.morgan@boone.kyschools.us, if you have any questions.

More information can be located on Kentucky Department of Education’s website: http://education.ky.gov/curriculum/conpro/prim-pre/Pages/EarlyEntranceK.aspx

Ryle Haven Games

The 3rd annual Ryle/Haven games took place over the weekend at Ryle High School. Nearly 600 Archers from 24 schools took part in the tournament, including 8 schools from Boone County. Ryle placed 2nd in the High School division, Gray finished 1st and 2nd in the Middle School division, and New Haven finished 2nd in the Elementary School division.

Rlye Haven archery

School Board Swearing In School Board swearing in

Boone County School Board members were sworn in by Judge Executive Gary Moore to begin the new year.  Dr. Maria Brown and Ed Massey were joined by newly elected Matt McIntire for their swearing in ceremony.  Congratulations to all and welcome Mr. McIntire!

Evening Activities

All evening activities for Boone County Schools are CANCELLED for tonight, January 5th.

Boone County Schools Closed

‪Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will be CLOSED on Thursday January 5th. ‬

R.A. Jones Food Drive Canned food drive

The students at Jones Middle School held a canned food drive for the Mary Rose Mission over a two week period and brought in over 1700 items to donate to Mary Rose Mission. In addition they donated $75 in gift cards for protein purchases. They held a competition between all three grade levels with the 8th graders narrowly beating 7th graders. The people at Mary Rose Mission were thrilled with all that they now have to serve meals with for the upcoming holiday season.

Boone County High School students at Florence Park Florence Park party

Chick-Fil-A Leadership team held a Christmas Party for Florence Park Nursing home residents along with Boone County High School Students. The purpose of our Chick-Fil-A leadership group is to develop leadership qualities and to make sure that students realize that giving to others is a part of being a successful leader.  The BCHS choir performed, students had one-on-one visits with residents who cannot leave their rooms, they visited with memory care patients, provided gifts for the residents, served food, played bingo with the residents, and cleaned up after the party.

Wind Chill Guidelines

windchill guideline

Budget Committee Meeting Cancelled

Budget Committee Meeting scheduled for, Tuesday, January 3rd has been cancelled.

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to possible icy conditions all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY Tuesday December 13th.  There is no AM kindergarten.  Continue to monitor for possible updates.‬

Break the Mold Award Break the Mold Award

Cooper High School's Elizabeth Rechtin is our Break the Mold Award winner for December. Ms. Rechtin's love of teaching and of math helps to inspire her students to success.  Most students have a love or hate relationship with math that can last a lifetime, often times just based on how they were taught to approach it.  She uses a motivating method of teaching math that changes her students’ attitude and their math grade. Congratulations Ms. Rechtin!  Be sure to watch our Break the Mold video by clicking here.

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to overnight snow and slick road conditions, all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY Friday December 9th.‬. There is no AM kindergarten. 

5K Run/Walk With the Cougars cougar

Please join us for the upcoming "5K Run/Walk with the Cougars".  The 5K takes place on Saturday, March 18th at 9:00 a.m.  You may register now thru Friday, March 3rd, 2017.  All proceeds benefit the Character Counts program at Conner High School.  Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Community members are welcome!  Click here for the registration form and further details.  Please mail registration form and payment to:  Conner High School, ATTN: MARY SARGENT, 3310 Cougar Path, Hebron, KY 41048.  Thank you for your support.

Vote for Conner High School's Choir

For the fifth straight year, Conner HS Choirs have been selected as one of nine finalists in the Q102 Christmas Choir Competition for the Cincinnati metro area!  Tell your friends and family members and go vote! Follow this link to vote.  Here is a message from Conner's Choir Director.

 

PTA Reflections Awards

PTA Reflections is a program aimed at encouraging artistic creativity in the classroom.  Students from all grades and abilities participated.  Congratulations to all of our Reflections Award winners!  You can view all of the photos by clicking here.

PTA Reflections Awards

American Education Week

American Education Week is November 14-18, 2016. We want to thank all the support staff which includes clerical personnel, transportation, maintenance, technology, custodial and Health Services staff for all they do for our students. We value our classified staff as an integral part of the educational experience of our students and we want to say Thank You!Support staff thank you

Bookfair for NKY Makerspace

Come see us this weekend at the Barnes & Noble in Newport!  Be sure to print a voucher to bring with you.  If you can't make it, check the flyer to see how to show support!  Click here for the flyer and the voucher.

Barnes and Noble Bookfair

Seven Boone County Schools received EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

Boone County Schools has received EPA Energy Star Certification for seven schools!  These schools are:

  • Burlington Elementary
  • Conner Middle
  • Florence Elementary
  • Kelly Elementary
  • Longbranch Elementary
  • Stephens Elementary
  • Thornwilde Elementary
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2017 Open Enrollment

2017 OPEN ENROLLMENT GOING ON RIGHT NOW.  MANDATORY FOR ALL MEMBERS.  DEADLINE IS Oct. 24
Please visit the KEHP website at kehp.ky.gov or KEHP Open Enrollment Hotline 888-581-8834

Surplus Equipment Auction

Surplus equipment from the Boone County School District is currently being auctioned off.  For a listing of the items being sold and for more details about the auction visit the Public Surplus auction website:  http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/bcboe,ky/list/current?orgid=514951

Kentucky Department of Education Changes Birthday Cutoff for Kindergarten

A change in the birthday eligibility cutoff for Kentucky kindergarteners will take effect in the 2017-2018 school year. The new date for Kentucky students is August 1. Any child who turns 5 years old on or before August 1, can enroll in Boone County’s ½ day Kindergarten Program. This change affects student’s statewide.
 
Boone County’s Board of Education has a policy, per Senate Bill 24, that allows parents to request early-entrance for kindergarten, but children must exhibit high levels of academic, social and emotional aptitude based on a series of assessments. The process for early-entrance must be completed before the last day of the 2016-2017 school year. Please contact the Boone County Board of Education, Christen Morgan at (859)-334-4466 or christen.morgan@boone.kyschools.us, if you have any questions.
 
More information can be located on Kentucky Department of Education’s website: http://education.ky.gov/curriculum/conpro/prim-pre/Pages/EarlyEntranceK.aspx

 

National Blue Ribbon School

Another Blue Ribbon status for Boone County Schools! U.S Dept. of Ed named five Kentucky public schools (two from Northern Kentucky) as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools.  Gray Middle School is now the second school in Boone County to receive such status.  Mann Elementary, on the same campus, is also a National Blue Ribbon School.  Congratulations to Gray Middle School!

Deparment of Education National Blue Ribbon

Project Lead The Way Middle School Teacher Of The Year

Boone County Schools is proud to announce that Todd Hanley of R.A. Jones Middle School has been named the PLTW Middle School Gateway Teacher of the Year for the state of Kentucky.  As a Master Teacher for Project Lead The Way, Mr. Hanley teaches Design and Modeling, Robotics, and Medical Detectives.  Mr. Hanley will be honored along with the other PLTW award winners at a dinner prior to the beginning of their state conference on October 2nd in Shelbyville, Kentucky.  Mr. Hanley was recognized and awarded Master Teacher for PLTW earlier this year.  Congratulations to Todd Hanley!

Todd Hanley

Two Boone County School District Teachers Named As Finalists For Kentucky Teacher Of The Year

The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline™ have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2017 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA).  Kimberly Delaney from Longbranch Elementary School and Tricia Shelton from Cooper High School were among the recipients who are now finalists for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year.

First Lego League Robotics Team Meeting

Do you want to start a FIRST LEGO League robotics team? FLL is an exciting experience for kids 4th-8th grade (JFLL for 1st-3rd) - making life-long memories while building STEM skills. We can help you get started - informational meeting this Wedneday 5:30-6:30, Rush PD Center, 99 Center Street, Florence.

First Lego League flyer

Ryle High School is home to Five National Merit Semifinalists and 132 AP Scholars

Boone County Schools is proud to announce that five seniors from Larry A. Ryle High School have been selected as 2016 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.  Allison LaRoy, Brandon Powell, Glenn Stanton, Fiona Walsh, and Amanda Zahn are being recognized among the top academic performers in the nation.  More information on the National Merit Scholarship Program can be found here.

Congratulations to 132 students at Ryle for earning AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program recognizes several levels of achievement based on students' performance on AP Exams. The AP Scholar names are listed here.

Four Boone County Schools employees recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education

Boone County busesEarlier this year, School Transportation News asked for nominations of fleet managers, supervisors, lead technicians, foremen, et cetera. who stand out in their area of operations for their leadership  and expertise in the bus garage.  Boone County Schools is very proud to have 4 of 105 nominees for the entire country!

Unique Learning Opportunity for Seniors

28 seniors (7 from each Boone County high school) will be selected to explore careers in the growing field of manufacturing. In this fall program, students will visit industry sites and interact with employees to learn about job/apprenticeship opportunities and company benefits (often including tuition assistance). They will also do work simulation activities and practice soft skills.

Public Notice
Boone County Board of Education
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Students, their families and employees/ potential employees of the Boone County School District are hereby notified that the Boone County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, disability or genetic information in employment programs, vocational programs, or activities set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. The lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission and participation in programs and activities including career and technical education programs.

Career & Technical Education programs are planned course sequences of high quality academic core content and technical skills which focus on a specific career cluster and prepare students to successfully transition toward their career goal. Boone County Schools offer the following Career and Technical Education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12: Agriculture Education, Business Education, Engineering and Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences, Heath Science, Industrial Education, Information Technology, Marketing Education, and Pathway to Careers. 

Thank you for participating in Stuff the Bus!

We want to thank our community of parents, students, district staff, Chick-fil-A, the Boone County School District Transportation Department and the Boone County School Board for their support of the annual Stuff the Bus competition between Kenton and Boone County School Districts.  Stuff The Bus is a friendly competition held between the districts to benefit students in need of school supplies.  We compete to see which district can get their supporters to turn out and stuff their district’s bus with the most school supplies.  Boone County has won the competition for the fifth straight year!  Final collection numbers are 3,518 items collected for Boone County Schools and 2,535 items collected for Kenton County Schools. The friendly competition is sponsored by Chick-fil-A.  It was held Tuesday in their Florence parking lot on Houston Road. 

Canceled: Budget Committee Meeting for Tuesday July 5th, 2016
Upcoming NKYMakerspace Classes

Check out our new NKYMakerspace classes for July.  Click below to review and register.

https://reg.abcsignup.com/view/view_month.aspx?as=34&wp=382&aid=BCCE

Now Hiring Bus Drivers

Budget Meeting Canceled

The Boone County Board of Education Budget Committee Meeting that was scheduled for June 7th, at Central Office, has been CANCELED.

June Board of Education Meeting

The Boone County Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday June 9th at 7:30pm.  The meeting will be held at the Ralph Rush Professional Development Center (99 Center Street in Florence).  Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

Ready Rosie

Attention parents of children birth to 6 years!

Boone County Success-By-6 is entering into a partnership with ReadyRosie to provide parents of 0-6 year olds daily tips on how to engage and inspire their kids. Every weekday morning, parents will receive an email featuring a brief 2 minute video, in English and Spanish, modeling activities that can be done in everyday situations.  Use your phone, tablet or computer to access these great videos. It’s FREE; it’s easy!  

To learn more about ReadyRosie, check out their website - http://readyrosie.com/ - and watch one of these videos designed to help parents know more about this helpful resource:

•   Parent video in English - http://readyrosie.com/parent-overview/

•   Parent video in Spanish - http://readyrosie.com/introduccion-para-los-padres/

Trails & Tots This Saturday

Join us Saturday June 4th at the Boone County Nature Center (9101 Camp Ernst Road) for Trails & Tots.  Hosted by the UK Cooperative Extension Center this is designed as a day of play for kids.  Activites begin at 11:00am.  Register online at www.boone.ca.uky.edu or by calling 859-586-6101

Summer Break

All Boone County Schools are closed for Summer Break through August 16, 2016. The 2016-2017 school year begins on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Congratulations Class of 2016

Congratulations to all of the members of the class of 2016 from Boone County High School, Conner High School, Cooper High School and Ryle High School. We are proud of your accomplishments!

Break The Mold Award

Congratulations to Abbegail Kuhn, 5th Grade Teacher from North Pointe Elementary School for winning the May 2016 Boone County Schools Break The Mold Award.

Golden Apple Award Winners

Congratulations to the following teachers for winning Golden Apple awards from the Northern Kentucky Education Council:  Melissa Dunn - Yealey Elementary School, Kyle Holloway - Erpenbeck Elementary, Beth Kamradt - Conner Middle School, Bill Kidwell - Gray Middle School, and Michelle David - Cooper High School.  A special congratulations goes to Mr. Holloway for being named the 2016 AD Albright Outstanding Teacher of the Year.

Last Day of School

The last day for students for the 2015-2016 school year will be Wednesday May 25th.  For High School graduation information please contact each individual school.

Primary Election Day

All Boone County Schools will be CLOSED on Tuesday May 17th for Kentucky Primary Election Day.  

Board of Education Meeting

The Boone County Board of Education will hold its regulary scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday May 12th at 7:30pm.  The meeting will be held at the Ralph Rush Professional Development Center (99 Center Street) in Florence. Click here to see the agenda for the meeting.

Outstanding Student of the Year

Congratulations to Megan Cantrell of Boone County High School for being named the Outstanding Student of the Year by the Florence Rotary Club!

2016 Outstanding Business Woman

Congratulations to Sue Sorrell from Conner High School for winning the Helen Carroll Champion of Education award at the 2016 NKY Business Women of the Year luncheon.

Hope For Heroin

Hope For Heroin will be hosting a town hall meeting on Monday April 25th at 7:00pm at Crossroads Florence (828 Heights Blvd.).  Come and join a panel of experts of medical professionals, law enformcement and behavioral health professionals as we discuss the growing empidemic of heroin in Northern Kentucky. [more info]

Spring Break

All Boone County Schools will be CLOSED for Spring Break April 11th - 15th.  School will resume on Monday April 18th.  Have a relaxing and enjoyable break!

Student Board Representative

Congratulations to Bradley Rodriguez of Cooper High School for being elected the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council Student Board Representative for the 2016-2017 school year..

Rotary Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to Chad Caddell of Stephens Elementary, Julia Hansel of Conner Middle School and Michelle David of Cooper High School!  They were each selected as the Florence Rotary Club 2016 Teachers of the Year! 

Break The Mold Award

Congratulations to Russell Harden and Amy Jo Blair from Ryle High School for being named the March 2016 Boone County Schools Break The Mold Award winners.

Counselor of the Year

Congratulations to Dawn Hinton, Guidance Counselor at Cooper High School for being named the State Counselor of the Year by the Kentucky School Counselors Assocation.  

Florence Rotary Teacher of the Year

The Florence Rotary Club is now accepting applications for Teacher of the Year. The application process has been streamlined this year.  Click here to nominate a deserving teacher.  The application deadline has been extended this year to March 11th, 2016.  The awards will be presented on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at the Airport Hilton at noon. 

Support Gray Middle School

Gray Middle School has entered a video contetst call "What's Cool About Manufacturing".  You can view their video at https://www.dreamitdoitoki.com/pages/videovoting.  Please vote for the Gray Middle School entry.  You can vote once a day thorugh Wednesday.

Break The Mold

Congratulations to Robin Vogelpohl, 4th Grade Teacher at New Haven Elementary for being named the February 2016 Boone County Schools Break The Mold Award winner.

SCHOOL CLOSED

Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will be CLOSED Wednesday February 10th.

SCHOOL CLOSED

Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will be CLOSED Tuesday February 9th.

Evening Activities for February 8th

Due to inclement weather all evening activities scheduled for AFTER 6:00pm for all Boone County Schools have been CANCELLED for Monday February 8th.

Evening Activities CANCELED

Due to the incoming winter storm all evening activities for all Boone County Schools are CANCELED for Friday Janaury 22nd.

Early Childhood Fair

The 12th Annual Boone County Early Childhood Fair will be held on Saturday February 6th from 10:0am - 1:00pm at the Boone County Public Library Main Branch (1786 Burlington Pike).  Local businesses, childcare centers, preschools, and other organizations will be on hand with a lot of information for families with children birth to 5 years old.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year is coming up soon.  Click here for a listing of dates and locations.  This is for all children living in Boone County that will be 5 years old on or before October 1st, 2016.  You should bring the following with you to registration:  the child you will be enrolling, a current Kentucky immunization certificate, a current school physical, an orginal and certified copy of the child's birth certificate, the original and copy of the child's social secruity card, and an original and copy of proof of residency.

Break The Mold Award

Congratulations to Joe Hamelin, Transportation Van Driver and BCCEA President for being named the Janaury 2016 Boone County Schools Break The Mold Award winner.

New Online Lunch Menu Platform

The District has launched a new online lunch menu platform for parents and students to easily access breakfast and lunch menus for each individual school.  Click here to view the new link.  Each school will also have this link on their website.  If you have any questions about a school lunch menu please contact the school directly.

January Board of Education Meeting

The Boone County Board of Education will hold its regulary scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday January 14th at 7:30pm at the Ralph Rush Professional Development Center (99 Center Street in Florence).  Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

District PTA Reflections Winners

Congratulations to all of our winners from the 14th District PTA Reflections contest.  Click here to view your pictures!

KY FAME

The deadline to apply for the NKY FAME program is approaching-Dec. 31. NKY FAME provides FREE education and a salary in an exciting, high-growth career with limitless possibilities.  NKY FAME is a 21 month associate's degree program to become an Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT). AMT students attend Gateway Community & Technical College two days per week while working at one of the sponsoring companies three days per week for a competitive wage.

Winter Break

The Boone County Schools will be CLOSED through January 3rd for Winter Break.  Classes will resume on Monday January 4th.  Happy Holidays!

Break The Mold Award Winner

Congratulations to Beth Kamradt, Project Based Learning Academy Teacher at Conner Middle School for being named the winner of the December 2015 Boone County Schools Break The Mold Award!

Weather related information...

We have introduced a new way to get streamlined information about any school closings or delays due to inclement weather.   To get exclusively weather related information please follow us on Twitter @BCSWx.  We will no longer post weather related information to @Boone_County.  We will continue to post weather information to here and our Facebook page.  

Football Playoffs Start Friday!

It's playoff time accross the Commonwealth in high school football and all 4 high schools in Boone County are in action on Friday.  Boone County will travel to face Ryle.  Conner is on the road at Campbell County.  Cooper will host Louisville Seneca.  All games kick off at 7:30pm.  Good luck to all of our high schools!

Budget Committee Meeting Canceled...

The Boone County Board of Education Budget Committee Meeting that was scheduled for tonight at Central Office has been CANCELED.  

Information Session on Innovative Programs

Do you want to earn 48 college credit hours before you leave high school?  Maybe earn professional Adobe certifications in Photoshop, or Dreamweaver?  Do you enjoy robotics or manufacturing?  Come to one of the information sessions on the Boone County Schools Innovative Programs.  Topics covered include Early College, School of Design, Robotics Pathway, and KY FAME.  The sessions are held TONIGHT at Ryle High School and Conner High School.  Click here for more information.

School Closed for Election Day

All Boone County Schools will be closed on Tuesday November 3rd due to Election Day.

Board of Education Meeting Thursday November 12th

The Boone County Board of Education will hold its regulary scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday November 12th at 7:30pm.  The meeting will be held at the Ralph Rush Professional Development Center (99 Center Street in Florence).  Click here for the meeting agenda.

Students Perform at the National Day of Rememberance

Students from accross the Boone County Schools participated in the National Day of Rememberance by performing the National Anthem at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.  Click here to see the video.

Day of Play 5K CANCELED

The 2015 Day of Play 5K Family Run/Walk Presented by the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council has been CANCELED for this year.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Local Planning Committee Meeting

The Boone County Local Planning Committee will convene a meeting to review the proposed District Facilities Plan.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at the Boone County Board of Education, 8330 US 42, Florence, at 6:00 PM.  This meeting will be for the purpose of discussing items concerning the District Facilities Plan.  The Boone County Local Planning Committee will hold a Public Forum to solicit public comment on the proposed District Facilities Plan immediately afterward.  The forum will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at the Boone County Board of Education, 8330 US 42, Florence, at 7:30 PM.   If you have any questions, please contact the Boone County Schools Operations Department at 859-282-2369.

Now Hiring Bus Drivers

The Boone County Schools Transportation Department is currently hiring bus drivers!  If you are interested in becoming a school bus driver click here to begin the application process.  If you have any questions please call our Transportation Department at 859-384-5340.

September Board of Education Meeting

The Boone County Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday September 10th at 7:30pm.  The meeting will be held at the Ralph Rush Professional Development Center (99 Center Street in Florence).  The public is invited to attend.

Public Tax Hearing

The Boone County Board of Education will hold a public tax hearing on Thursday August 27th at 7:00pm at the Ralph Rush Professional Development Center (99 Center Street in Florence).  There will then be a special meeting of the Board to discuss the tax rate at 7:30pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Public Notice of Non-Discrimination

Students, their families and employees/ potential employees of the Boone County School District are hereby notified that the Boone County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, disability or genetic information in employment programs, vocational programs, or activities set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. [READ MORE]

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to all of our students, staff, and teachers!  The 2015-2016 school year begins on Thursday August 13th.  We can't wait for another fantastic school year to begin!

Stuff The Bus Challenge

Help us to once again win the Stuff The Bus Challenge. Bring school supplies to the Chick Fil A store on Houston Road in Florence from 11:00am - 7:00pm on Monday, July 27th and make sure they go into the Boone County Schools bus. If you bring 3 or more school supply items you receive a coupon for a free Chick Fil A chicken sandwhich. See you on Monday!

District Code of Conduct

The 2015-2016 District Code of Conduct is now available!  As we are beginning the 2015-2016 school year please take time to review it.  

Boone County Businessman Association Golf Outing

Join us for the 15th Annual Boone County Businessman's Assocation Golf Outing on Friday August 7th at Boone Links Golf Course.  Cost is $360/foursome before July 17th or $400/foursome after July 17th.  The procedes from the event are split between the BCBA and the Boone County Schools.  The BCBA will use their portion to buy winter coats and hats for students in need in Boone County.  The other portion goes to the Boone County Schools Alternative Program.  For more information contact Bill D'Andrea at 859-240-7692 or Barbara Brady at 859-282-4628.

Yealey Elementary Wins an Award from KAEE

Congratulations to Yealey Elementary for winning a 2015 Excellence in Environmental Education Award from the Kentucky Association for Enviromental Education.  Click here to read the full press release.

June Break The Mold Award Break the Mold

Congratulations to Pam Zeller, Agriculture Teacher at Conner High School for being named the June 2015 Boone County Schools Break The Mold Award winner.

June Board of Education Meeting

The Boone County Board of Education will hold its regulary scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday June 11th at the Ralph Rush Professional Development Center (99 Center Street) in Florence.  The meeting will begin at 7:30pm.   [Meeting Agenda]

NIGHT AT FLORENCE FREEDOM

Wednesday, May 20th is Boone County Schools Community Night. Community night features a special offer code for fans to enjoy a discount on RESERVED tickets, and see a special charity/non-profit benefit from online ticket sales. Use the special offer code: schools

Click here for tickets (use promo code "schools" for a discount on reserved seat tickets and for a portion of the proceeds to go back to the Boone County Education Foundation.)

Summer Activities Kickoff

Looking for activites for your kids during the summer months?  The Boone County Summer Acitivity Kickoff event will be a one stop shop for all of the summer activites going on in the county from ogranizations including: The Boone County Schools, The Boone County Parks, The Boone County Public Library, YMCA, the City of Florence plus many more.  The event will be held on Saturday May 9th from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Boone County Extension Office in Burlington.

Community Baby Fest

The Boone County Schools Family Resource and Youth Service Centers are sponsoring a Community Baby Fest on Wednesday April 29th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Main Branch of the Boone County Public Library in Burlington.  For more information contact Laura Mosqueda at 859-334-4420

Last Day For Students

The Boone County Board of Education has set Friday May 29th as the last day for students for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please contact each of the high schools for information on graduation.  

April Break The Mold Award

Congratulations to Dawn Padgett, Teacher at New Haven Elementary for being named the winner of the April 2015 Boone County Schools Break The Mold Award.

NKY MakerSpace Opens This Friday

 

The NKY MakerSpace, a partership between Leadership Northern Kentucky and the Boone County Schools will hold a grand opening on Friday April 17th at 4:00pm.  There will be a Community Open House on Saturday April 18th from 11:00am - 1:00pm.  The NKY MakerSpace is located on Barneys Road next to the Boone County Fairgrounds.

 
District Launches A New Strategic Plan

The Boone County School District has launched a new District Strategic Plan.  Centered around the 10 C's of education the central focus of the new strategic plan is to get every child career, college, and life ready.  Click here to view the new District Strategic Plan.

March Break The Mold Break the Mold

Congratulations to Alison Crozier, RTI Teacher at Collins Elementary for being named the Boone County Schools March 2015 Break The Mold Award Winner.

Information Session

Thursday, February 19th at 6:30 p.m. Boone County Schools will be hosting an information session on both Early College and the School of Design. The session will take place in the CAM Building on the Boone Campus of Gateway Community and Technical College.  During this 60 minute session parents and students will have an opportunity to learn more about the value and particulars of each program, and ask any questions they may have.

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Location: CAM Building, 500 Technology Way, Florence, KY 41042
Duration: 60 minutes

Boone County Early College/School of Design

Incoming Juniors and Seniors,

The Boone County school district has two exciting opportunities only available to students in our district.  These two programs are linked below.  Students may sign up for these programs during scheduling events at their high schools.  Or for more information, contact your school counselor or Jerome.Gels@boone.kyschools.us

Boone County Early College - http://www.boonecountyearlycollege.com

Boone County School of Design - http://boonecountydesignschool.weebly.com/

 

2015 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year is coming up!  This is for children who are 5 years old on or before October 1st, 2015.  Click here for a listing of school dates and times as well as what information you will need to bring with you. 

Pre School Screening

The Boone County Schools will be holding pre school screening on Friday February 13th from 9:00am - 4:00pm at the Ralph Rush Professional Development Center. An appointment is required.  [READ MORE]

LBES Building Learning Through Minecraft
LBES Counselor Honored As National Semi-Finalist for National Counselor of the Year.

Congratulations to Longbranch Elementary School Counselor Stephanie Stambaugh who was honnored at the White House in Washington DC for being named a Semi-Finalist for the National School Counselor of the Year award!

BCHS Biology Teacher Named National Regional Biology Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Boone County High School Biology Teacher Mr. Lenny Beck for being named National Region V Biology Teacher of the Year by the National Association of Biology Teachers.  Click here for more information on Mr. Beck's award.

January Break The Mold Award Break out

Congratulations to Lisa Brewington, 7th Grade Math Teacher at Gray Middle School for being named the January 2015 Boone County Schools Break The Mold Award Winner!

Inclement Weather Information

As we enter the winter months there is a possibility that school could be delayed or even cancelled due to inclement weather.  Please review our district inclement weather page for information regarding how the decision is made to delay or cancel school, what it means when school is delayed or cancelled, and how that information is communicated out.   You can also review our district windchill policy on that page as well.

Christmas Break

All Boone County Schools will be CLOSED for Christmas Break through January 4th.  School reusmes Monday January 5th.  Happy Holidays from the staff and students of the Boone County Schools!

District ATC Reaches Out To Master Provisions

Students from the Boone County Area Technology Center recently fabricated and installed customized protective railings for the outside walls of a large cold storage/freezer unit at Master Provisions. The railings meet OSHA standards and protect the unit from accidental damage by fork lifts or other warehouse equipment.  Jacob Warwick, a senior at Conner High School and Wyatt Dupree, a senior at Ryle High School were the team leaders for the project. They are students in the welding class taught by Matthew Clark. On December 16, the three were at Master Provisions to install the railings, which completed the project.

District STEM Talents on Display at the FLL Regional

It was a great weekend for The Boone County Schools at the First Lego League Robotics and Engineering Regional Championships!  6 teams from the Boone County Schools advanced on to the State Tournament.  They are:  Gray Middle School Jr. Brainy Bots (Regional Champions), Gray Middle School Tech Team (Regional Runners-Up), New Haven Elementary We've Got The Minds (Regional 3rd Place), Mann Elementary Master Builders (Innovation Award), Camp Ernst Trailblazers (Research Project Award), and the Longbranch Elementary APPS (Robot Design Award).  In all teams from the Boone County Schools won 12 of the 21 awards.  Click on the article title to see a complete list of winners. 
 

December Board of Education Meeting

The Boone County Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday December 11th.  The meeting will take place at the Ralph Rush Professional Development Center (99 Center Street in Florence) and begin at 7:30pm.  Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

Vote For Longbranch Elementary

The choir at Longbranch Elementary has been selected as a finalist in the Q102 Christmas Choir contests and they need your vote!  Longbranch is the only school in Kentucky to be named a finalist.  To vote for the kids from Longbranch visit the Q102 website.  Voting ends on Wednesday evening!  Good luck Longhorns!
 

Thanksgiving Break

All Boone County Schools will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break through November 30th.  School will resume on Monday December 1st.

Cheser Finalist for AASA Award

Congratulations to Deputy Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer Karen Cheser for being named as one of four finalists for the 2015 Women in School Leadership Award.  Co-sponsored by Farmers Insurance and the American Association of School Administrators, the award is designed to recognize exceptional leadership of active, front-line female administrators who are making a difference in the lives of students every day and to pay tribute to the talent, creativity and vision of outstanding women educational administrators in the nation’s public schools.

November Board of Education Meeting

The Boone County Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday November 13th at the Ralph Rush Professional Development Center in Florence (99 Center Street).  The meeting will begin at 7:30pm.  Click here to view meeting agenda. Click here for complete list of agenda items and attachments.

2 Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists from Boone County!

Congratulations to Stacie Kegley of Longbranch Elementary School and to Victoria Yeomanson of Cooper High School for being named Semi-Finalists for the Kentucky State Teacher of the Year award.  Thank you for continuing the tradition of excellence in the classroom for the students of Boone County!

Boone County Schools...Distinguished Again!

The Boone County Schools, the third largest school district in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is celebrating the results of the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress or K-PREP administered in the spring of this year and released today by the Kentucky Department of Education. The results show that Boone County Schools continue to be classified as a Distinguished district and in the top 10% of all districts in the Commonwealth.

Microsoft Student Advantage

Boone County Schools is happy to announce a new program for students - Microsoft Student Advantage Program. This program is available to any student enrolled in Boone County Schools as part of the district's licensing agreement with Microsoft. The Microsoft Student Advantage Program allows students to install Office 365 Pro applications on up to 5 devices - PC, MAC, and/or mobile device - FREE! Click here to learn more and to get started.

District Non Discrimination Policy

Students, their families and employees/ potential employees of the Boone County School District are hereby notified that the Boone County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, disability or genetic information in employment programs, vocational programs, or activities set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. The lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission and participation in programs and activities including career and technical education programs.

State Educator of The Year Detwiler Kentucky PTA State Educator of The Year

Congratulations to Stephens Elementary Principal Jim Detwiler on being named the State Educator of The Year by the Kentucky PTA!  A well deserved honor.

Boone County School Score High In EXPLORE and PLAN Test Results Boone County Schools score High

The Boone County School District continues to rank first statewide out of Kentucky’s large, diverse districts in the latest results of the Fall 2013 EXPLORE and PLAN assessments.  Both EXPLORE and PLAN are part of ACT which assesses scores in English, reading, math and science. [READ MORE]