District News

Tim Cadle, Assistant Principal at Metcalfe County High School honored as Certified Staff Member of the Month.

Tim Cadle is show with Board Chair, Joey Shive as he was honored at recent Metcalfe County Board of Education meeting for being selected as Certified Staff Member of the Month at Metcalfe County High School.

Congratulations, Mr. Tim Cadle.

Classified Staff Recognized at Board Meeting

Eugene Moss, Joyce Fields, and Sherry Keltner were acknowledged as classified staff members of the month for their exemplary contributions to students at Metcalfe County High School.

Harley Hawkins recently awarded at Kentucky State Fair

Harley Hawkins was recently recognized at the September Board meeting for winning the FFA Tobacco Flying Award at the Kentucky State Fair.  Congratulations, Harley.

Timothy Benjamin

Timothy Benjamin was honored at recent board meeting for art work.

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Lady Hornet Volleyball Results

Hornets fall to Barren County

Even though their effort was noticed, the outcome was not in the Lady Hornets’ favor Tuesday night against Barren County.

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Join us for the the Reunion/Open House of the Old High School, this Sunday, August 31st, from 1-4pm. It will be an opportunity for one last walk through the old classrooms before demolition begins later this fall.  Carol's Main Street printing has shirts available. If ordered in advance the graduating year can be applied to the back of the shirt. This is a great opportunity to see old friends and say goodbye to the building many of us called home. Be sure and look for the Alumni Association table also as this will be an opportunity to reorganize the group!

Metcalfe County High School 1958-1994's photo.

Little League Football Schedules

The 2014 Little League Football Schedules are now available by clicking "Athletics" under QUICK LINKS to the left.

World Wide Hornet Pride

See the latest photos of world wide Hornet travelers.  See World Wide Hornet Pride under "Quick Links"


*In anticipation of demolition of the classroom wing of the old MCHS building to make way for the new elementary school, Metcalfe County Schools will host a reunion/open house of the old Metcalfe County High School classes 1958-94, on Sunday, August 31st from 1-4pm. Superintendent Dr. Benny Lile extends this invitation to all residents and alumni.*

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2014-15 Bus Routes

Current Bus Route Information

August 2014 Board Meeting Summary


August 12 Board Meeting - Summary Notes

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Camp Invention Morphed!



Many students are attending the Camp Invention program this week.  We are so excited about this week of hands-on fun.  Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s going on…

As we dove into Morphed, we had the opportunity to explore the concept of morphing through a wide variety of angles.  From designing prototypes of vehicles that can morph to considering ways that our senses (vision) can morph to give us bionic powers, a world of possibilities has been burst open for us.  We are beginning to take apart our machines and devices so that we can upcycle the pieces into pinball machines that will be based on insect morphs.  Playing high energy games got our bodies moving so ideas could flow as we began designing, inventing, and tinkering.  We are prepared to allow our creativity to morph throughout the week!


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Students participate in mock crash scene

Students from MCHS and MCMS participated in and observed a mock crash on the front lawn of Metcalfe County High School.   The event was sponsored by the Mectalfe County High School FFA Chapter and Metcalfe County 4H.  A huge "Thank You" to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for coordinating the days events!

MCIC students honored at Sumitomo

Students from MCIC were recently honored with lunch and a tour of Sumitomo.  These students were the winners of the Earth Day poster contest and recycling projects.

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Board of Education May Meeting Summary

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


MCHS ranks among best in the state!

Metcalfe County High School gains Silver ranking!

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Surplus Items For Sale

The district currently has a number of surplus items for sale.

Click the link below for a full listing.

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The decision has been made to change the Metcalfe County Schools mascot from the traditional "Hornets" to the "Horn Toad". The new school colors will be dark green, black, brown, and white. It is the opinion of the decision makers that this mascot will better represent the beliefs and pride of Metcalfe Countians. Some have always felt out of place with the stinging hornet and thought it represented pain and suffereing. With the Horn Toad hopping on board our representation is now more accepting and loving much like Horn's cousin Kermit. The decision has school officials jumping with joy and painting is scheduled to begin tomorrow with hopes of having a new look complete by Spring breaks end. 

Schools Closed Friday, March 7

Metcalfe County Schools will be closed Friday, March 7. There are at least a dozen roads in the county that are ice covered and affect multiple bus routes.  The picture below is indicative of what these roads look like.


Please visit the MCHS web page to particpate in the Drivers Eductaion class survey.


MCHS web site

WORLD WIDE HORNET PRIDE page is now active!

The "World Wide Hornet Pride" page will highlight students, staff, and alumni who travel beyond our boundaries and have their picture taken with a Hornet Spirit towel.  See the link on the left hand side of this page for more information.

Basketball Tournament Schedule for 12-28-13

The MCHS Lady Hornets will play at 3pm today (12-28-13) in the Rafferty's/Double Dog Classic at Edmonson County Middle School. The boys will play at 6pm in the TJ Samson Holiday Classic.  The game will be played at Metcalfe County Middle School.

December Board Meeting Summary

December Board Meeting Summary

An unofficial summary of the proceedings of the December 2013 Metcalfe County School Board meeting.

Tonight's basketball game cancelled (12-6-13)

Tonight's basketball game with Monroe County has been cancelled. No makeup date has been announced.


Metcalfe County School officials regularly monitor weather conditions, particularly during the winter months.  There is consistent communication with area emergency personnel and related agencies.  Should there ever be a need to dismiss school early and/or cancel a school day, the information will be released by the following methods.


Within minutes of the decision being made the announcement will:

  • Be sent to all local media outlets (Television and Radio)
  • Will be posted prominently on the district web site
  • Will be posted on Facebook and Twitter
  • A district One Call will be initiated immediately

MCHS students visit the University of Kentucky
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Distinguished Students Honored MCMS and MCHS Distinguished Students Honored

Metcalfe County Middle School and Metcalfe County High School students honored for Academic Excellence

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Distinguished Students Honored

Metcalfe County Intermediate Students Honored for Academic Excellence

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Veteran's Day Celebration MCMS choir

Students, staff, and community leaders gathered at each school for special services to honor veterans.

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REMINDER--- No School Monday and Tuesday Metcalfe County Schools will be closed Moday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 5th.   Also...remember to set your clocks back Sunday morning as we "fall back" to Standard Time!
Chase Cloyd chosen as student of the month at MCPC
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SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK OCT 20-26  During this week long observance, a concerted effort will be used to bring together all Kentuckians to improve safety in our schools by educating students, staff and community members about school safety issues such as bullying, cyber-bullying, conflict, gangs, substance abuse, internet safety and self-harm. The phrase “Join the team” encourages student groups to find opportunities to use their power to make schools a neighborhood “sanctuary” for academic, athletic and social purposes.
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Metcalfe County students learn what future holds

Catherine Poteet with Skyteach at Western Kentucky University talks to Metcalfe County students Wednesday during the school district's college and career fair day. Courtesy Gina Kinslow / Glasgow Daily Times

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Special Called Board Meeting

There will be a special called meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education, Monday, April14, 2014.

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MCS Receives Team Participation Award From Relay For Life
Metcalfe County Schools are proud to accept
the award for team participation from the
Metcalfe County Relay For Life. 
The RFL committee goes above and beyond
in their service to our county.  It is an honor
to be recognized by this worthy organization.

Old Metcalfe County High/Middle School Classroom Wing Slated For Demolition

Partial demolition of the old high school will allow for elementary school construction. [Updated]

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Board Meeting Summary

September 16, 2014 Board of Education Meeeting Summary

Substitute Bus Drivers Needed


Substitute Bus Drivers are needed for the 2014-2015 school year

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Superintendent Explains Construction Process

Superintendent Lile communicates building plans and timelines.

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June MCBOE Meeting Agenda

June 2014 Agenda

Certified Teacher of the Month recognized at the Metcalfe County Board of Education monthly meeting

Ms. Angela Shirley was recognized as certified employee of the month.  Angela is a second grade teacher at the Metcalfe County Primary Center.

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National School Bus Safety Week Oct 21-25 Schools around the country will recognize 2013 School Bus Safety Week, celebrating the theme: "Stand Back From the Yellow and Black!"
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The Literacy Bell Rings in Edmonton

Read the weekly news column by Metcalfe County School Staff.

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MCHS students honored by WKU and South Central Bank Four outstanding seniors from Metcalfe County High School were recently recognized at the annual WKU-South Central Bank Honors luncheon.
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Compton awarded employee of the month at Metcalfe Primary Center
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MCHS students assist with blood drive MCHS students were dressed appropriately for the Halloween Day Red Cross blood drive!
Weekly News Article


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Local Planning Committee Meeting Rescheduled

The Local Planning Committee meeting originally scheduled for January 21 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 28.

Classified employee of the Month at Metcalfe County Primary Center

Judy Thompson was named classified employee of the month at the Primary Center at the recent Metcalfe County Board of Education meeting.


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Welcome 21st CCLC Summer School Students!

21st Century Community Learning Center Summer School will run from June 9 until July 3 at MCMS. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., except on field trip days. Students will have fun-packed days of hands-on learning, filed trips, camps such as soccer and tennis, geo-caching, swim lessons, and much more. Welcome Summer School students!

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Metcalfe Elementary Plans Are Ahead Of Schedule

Elementary School construction plans are on fast track.

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Metcalfe County Elementary Teacher Awarded “Donors Choose” Grant

MCES teacher Tara Wesley recently learned she has been awarded a grant through DonorsChoose.org, a website that matches potential donors with individuals or entities seeking outside funding.

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Student Art Selected for State Wide Exhibit

MCHS student Timothy Benjamin is recognized for art work.

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Construction Plans Save District Funds

The addition/renovation to the existing primary center in order to create the Metcalfe County Elementary School stands to save the district millions of dollars while getting students in a new facility years earlier.

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Student of the Month at Metcalfe County Primary Center

Kassady London was honored at the recent Metcalfe County Board of Education meeting as student of the month. 

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Joshua (Josh) Hurt has been named head girls basketball coach for the Metcalfe County Hornets for the coming 2014-15 season. 

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Unite to Read

MCMS and MCHS lend a hand to elementary students!

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Metcalfe County Community Education

Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera

Metcalfe County Community Education Class-Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera participants met at the ESB branch bank in Summer Shade for their class on Monday, October 14.
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Ms. Debbie Hurt honored for years of service at Edmonton Elementary
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Weekly Column

Emotions in the Middle
Allen Trotter – MCMS Principal

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January is School Board Recognition Month

Students from the Metcalfe County Intermediate Center presented a card of appreciation to board members.

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January Board Meeting

The January meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education will be held Monday, January 13,  6pm at the Central Office.  It had originally been scheduled for Tuesday the 14th.

Meeting Agenda

Metcalfe County Schools treat KDE staff to a Game Day Experience!

Metcalfe County public schools hosted the monthly KY K-12 edtech leaders webcast on Tuesday. It was truly a "KIDS college game day" environment and great fun.


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Michael Gill named Principal of Metcalfe County Elementary School

Mr. Michael Gill was named earlier today as Principal of the newly formed Metcalfe County Elementary School. 

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School Board Approves Amended School Calendar

The Metcalfe County School Board has approved calendar revisions that will mark Thursday, May 29 as the last day of school for students.

March Board Meeting



July Board Meeting Summary

July 8, 2014 School Board Meeting Summary

Reunion Day!

An estimated 350 alumni and friends gathered to say goodbye to the old MCHS Classroom wing.

Former faculty members take time for a photo.

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Metcalfe Students participate in State Jr Beta

Metcalfe County students excel at state Jr. Beta Convention

 The weather may still be cold outside but students from the Metcalfe County Intermediate Center and Metcalfe County Middle School were heating up the halls of the Louisville International Convention Center as they brought energy and excellence to the state Jr. Beta Convention. 

MCIC students perform at Songfest

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Metcalfe County School personnel have been notified the district, and specifically Metcalfe County High School, is the recipient of a $100,000 National Breakthrough School planning grant that will focus on personalized learning.


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2014 Project Graduation

Metcalfe County Schools would like to congratulate all of our graduates as they enter into the next chapter of their lives.  

We hope that all Metcalfe County students and staff have a wonderful summer and a much deserved break.


For the 2014-15 school year the Metcalfe County Elementary School will have no supply list and no student fees.  Students will be expected to have paper and pencil but beyond that the school will provide other needed items.   Students are welcome to bring their favorite folder, binder, or any other item, but there is no requirement for such.

April Board of Education Meeting Summary


April 2014 BOE Meeting Summary

April 2014 Agenda

Community Education Class Schedule Now Available

The Spring Semester schedule of classes for Community Education is now available!


Click here to see the complete listing!

Student Recognition at October Board Meeting
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Staff Recognition at October Board Meeting  




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Karen Blythe Recognized for District Support

Karen Blythe was recognized for continued district support of Infinite Campus for teachers, administrators and staff.  Ms. Blythe has received and provided many hours of Infinite Campus training and updates for staff members.

Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000 speaks to students at Metcalfe County Middle School

Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000 was an honored guest speaker at Metcalfe County Middle School. Ms. Henry is show presenting Superintendent, Dr. Benny Lile with books in which she wrote and illustrated. These books will be placed in the Metcalfe County Primary Center library.


Local Planning Committee Makes Recommendation

The Metcalfe County Schools Local Planning Committee has met over the past several weeks to consider a number of facility priorities for the school district.  After much consideration a plan has been prepared to present to the board of education at the April board meeting.

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Jordan Samuels Honored for Services to Younger Students

Jordan Samuels is shown with Mr. Joey Shive during the recent board of education meeting.  Jordan was recognized for her leadership and assistance  while serving as a bus monitor during a bus accident in May.  Miss Samuels made sure student needs were met during this time.

Metcalfe County Schools----A Proficient District! The results of the 2012-2013 Kentucky's Unbridled Learning assessment and accountability system show the Metcalfe County School District has achieved a rating of “Proficient” which means the overall goals were met for the 2012-2013 school year!
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MCMS and MCHS students experience “Taste Test” In an era where customer feedback is critical,  Director of School Nutrition Beth Miller has allowed MCMS and MCHS students to give her a firsthand response. 
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January Board Recognitions


MCHS student Lily Tran is recognized as student of the month.  Lily's art work palced third in the state MLK Jr."Opportunites to Rise : Building Bridges" competiton.  She will be honored at the MLK Jr. celebration in Frankfort.

January Board Recognitions


Gail Harris. bookkeeper for Metcalfe County High School is honored as classified employee of the month. 

Geneva Scroggy Honored as Community Education Director

Geneva Scroggy was recognized for her exemplary efforts as Community Education Director. Geneva has administered a full calendar of classes throughout the year and is constantly seeking new and exciting opportunities to bring to our community!

Elaine Marcello is Honored at June Board Meeting

Elaine Marcello is shown with Board Chairman Joey Shive at recent board meeting.  Ms.Marcello retired after spending 22 years in education as a teacher assistant.  Most of those years were spent at Summer Shade Elementary.

January Board Recognitions


Melissa Smith, Health Sciences teacher at Metcalfe County High School is recognized as certified employee of the month.

Karen Nunn is Honored for 33 Years in Education

Karen Nunn retires after spending 33 years in education.  Ms.Nunn has served as a teacher, guidance counselor and principal in the Barren and Metcalfe County School Districts.  We wish Karen a happy retirement.