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2016-17 School Calendar Approved

The Metcalfe County Board of Education has approved the 2016-17 school calendar.

Highlights include: August 24th - First Day for Students

                           October 3-7 - Fall Break

                           December 19-30 - Christmas Break

                           April 3-7 - Spring Break

                           May 24 - Last Day for Students

Complete 2016-17 School Calendar

Metcalfe Elementary Recognizes Student and Staff of the Month

Claire Shapiro is MCES student of the Month.

Gina Noe is MCES Classified Employee of the Month


Lindsey Thomas is Certified Employee of the Month

October 2016 Board Meeting

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met Tuesday, October 11 at 6 PM at the Metcalfe County Elementary School.


MCS adds Nurse Practitioner

New to our school district this year is the addition of a full time, on site, nurse practitioner.  We are able to provide this service through a partnership with TJ Samson Regional Health Services.  We have tried to spread the word via social media, back to school bashes, back pack express, and other means but we understand some of you still may have missed the information.  Please see the links below for complete information about the program and for all relevant permission forms. Don’t hesitate to contact your child’s school should you have questions.

Nurse practitioner introduction letter


Permission forms for students to see the nurse practitioner

Metcalfe County High School student receives leadership award at State Capitol as Kentucky celebrates GEAR UP Week

Metcalfe County High School student receives leadership award at State Capitol as Kentucky celebrates GEAR UP Week

Understanding Bullying

All Parents and guardians are invited to this free event sponsored by Metcalfe County High School, Metcalfe County Middle School and Metcalfe County Youth Services Center. Click on the photo to the left for more information.

Old School Bash



Items are available for inspection this Thursday and Friday (Oct 20-21)from 8am-2pm at the old Edmonton Elementary School building.

ADDED ITEMS - 2008 Chevrolet Uplander Mini-Van

2005 Dodge Caravan Mini-Van

“Be the HERO; STOP the Bullying!” Pledge

Click the link below to join thousands of other Kentucky students in taking the "HERO-Stop Bullying" Pledge


HERO Pledge

Board Meeting Summary

A summary of the September 2016 meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education.



Title IX Meeting

 Metcalfe County Athletics will go though a Title IX 5 year Audit on Sept 27th.   Every five years, each KHSAA member school is subject to an audit on a rotation basis.  This is our year to be audited. This is an all day review of all high school athletic programs.  There will be a public meeting at 3 pm in the High School Library for anyone that wants to attend.

Message from Superintendent Lile

On Thursday afternoon September 8th, I received a call that any school official hopes they never receive. A Metcalfe County school bus had been involved in a serious accident. With little more information than the location, I and several other district administrators rushed to the site. Immediately upon arrival we realized the gravity of the situation. Upon finding that our students and driver were not seriously injured we implemented district procedures to notify parents.

Just as it became apparent our students were safe, the realization set in that the other victim of the crash was not. All of us in the Metcalfe County School System mourn with the Thurmond family the loss of a mother, a wife, a school parent, and a valued member of our community. Words will never express the sense of emptiness we feel at this time.There are many organizations and entities that are deserving of recognition for their call of duty during this event. These include;

September Board Agenda

The monthly board meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education will be held Monday, September 12, 6PM @ the Central Office.


Metcalfe County School Bus Accident




September 8, 2016

Dr. Benny Lile


Metcalfe County Schools

(270) 432-3171



At approximately 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016, Metcalfe County School bus no. 89 was involved in an accident on Hwy. 1243 about 2 miles out of Edmonton, Ky.

                The school bus was travelling northbound when another vehicle collided with the bus head-on.

The bus driver, David Holley, executed all emergency evacuation procedures and was able to get all of the children safely off the bus.

Holley was transporting 34 children.  Sixteen students were transported by ambulances to TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Ky.  Eighteen students were picked up at the scene by parents or guardians. Some parents chose to transport their child to the hospital by private means.  It doesn’t appear the students suffered any serious injuries. 

District personnel met first responders at the scene and at the hospital. 

We would like to thank Penny Groce, a Metcalfe County resident, who helped care for the students at her home until help arrived.  We want to express our gratitude to Holley who acted swiftly and properly in a critical situation.  We also want to thank all first responders who were on the scene.






August 2016 School Board Meeting

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session, Monday, August 8, 2016


2016 Strategic Plan

In late 2015 over 50 staff, community members, parents, and students divided into five work groups and began work on what would ultimately be a strategic plan. This plan would set the direction for Metcalfe County Schools for the immediate future. At the June 2016 board meeting the Metcalfe County Board of Education approved the final version of the plan. The plan is not a requirement of KDE and is non-binding.  A strategic plan brings a variety of constituencies together to help focus on items of importance that will build stronger schools and communities.


-Oliver Wendell Holmes-

2016 Strategic Plan

No Supply List

Again for the 2016-17 school year, Metcalfe County Schools will have no supply lists 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.

2016 Sports Physicals

July Board Agenda

The monthly board meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education will be held Tuesday, July 12th, 6PM@ the Central Office.




FREE Athletic Physicals

FREE Athletic Physicals will be given at Metcalfe County High School Gym July 14 from 8-12 PM.  This will be for students entering 6-12 grades.  Coaches, Please make sure your players are aware of the date and times.

High School Form

Middle School Form


June School Board Meeting - Summary

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met on Monday, June 13, 2016 at the district office. The link below contnains summary notes of the meeting



Collins and Fields Retire from Metcalfe County Schools

Bonnie Collins will retire from the Metcalfe County School District with 17 years of service.  Congratulations and Best Wishes, Bonnie.

Joyce Fields has been with the Metcalfe County School District for 27 years.  Congratulations and Best Wishes, Joyce.

Metcalfe Elementary Recognizes Staff and Student of the Month

Campbellsville Excellence In Teaching Awards


May School Board Meeting Summary

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met on May 12, 2016.




The MCHS Hornet Baseball team wins the 16th Distrcit championship!  With two stellar complete game pitching performances by Spencer Noe and Trevor Fields, coupled with clutch hitting and solid defense, the Hornets brought home the first district championship since 2004.

Metcalfe County High School Graduation

Watch MCHS Graduation Here

The graduation ceremony starts around the 32:00 minute mark.

Anna Humphrey Honored As Metcalfe Middle School Student of the Month

Congratulations to Anna Humphrey, MCMS Student of the Month.

Kelly Crawhorn Recognized as Teacher of the Month at MCMS

Congratulatioins to Mrs. Kelly Crawhorn, MCMS Teacher of the Month.


Kelly Saderholm Devotes Time to Student Learning at Metcalfe County Middle School

Congratulations to Mrs. Kelly Saderholm on Board recognition.

Finger Scanner FAQs

Biometric Finger Scanner Frequently Asked Questions

Dancing with Metcalfe Stars

Did you miss Dancing with Metcalfe Stars Thursday night? Click the link below for a video of the live performance. Performances begin around 20 minutes into the video.

Click Here for Live Video

Kathy Judd Receives Classified Employee of the Month at MCHS

Kathy Judd serves as an administrative assistant in the couseling department at Metcalfe County High School.  Ms. Judd continues to help students meet their needs on a daily basis and also assist with college and career planning.


Mackenzie Coleman Reaches 2000 points for the Lady Hornets

March Board of Education Meeting Summary

Summary notes of the March 2016 Metcalfe County Board of Education meeting


Metcalfe County Snow Day Plan - *UPDATE*

Please click on "Read more" below for an update on the NTID process!


Click here to learn more about the Metcalfe County Snow Day Plan. (Non-traditional Instructional Day)


Metcalfe Elementary Names Student and Staff of the Month

Metcalfe County "Point of Pride"


February is Gifted Education month across Kentucky.  During this time "Points of Pride" from across the state are being displayed at the capitol. Metcalfe County is proud to be featured among just over 30 other school districts.

Metcalfe School Board to meet

The regular monthly meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education will be Tuesday, March 8 at the Central Office.


February School Board Meeting Summary

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session, Thursday, February 11, at the District Office.



Metcalfe County Basketball

Live video feed for Internet Explorer

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Danny Conrad Retires from Metcalfe County Transportation Department

Danny Conrad is presented a gift from Metcalfe County School Board Chairman, Joey Shive.


Metcalfe County Middle School Honors Students and Staff

Jovana Cuevas, Lesley London and Connie Cox were all recognized at the board meeting Tuesday, January 12th for their contributions to Metcalfe County Middle School.

Live Hornet Basketball

Live Hornet basketball video for Internet Explorer

Live Hornet basketball video for iPad/iPhone

Board discusses school calendar

The Metcalfe County Board of Education discussed the 2016-17 school calendar at length during the January meeting. A calendar which would start school later in August but preserve a full week fall break was the main topic.  Board members and district staff will continue to seek input prior to the February meeting.

Summary of January 2016 Board Meeting

Summary of Janaury 2016 Board Meeting


Hornets' Nest Pickers

The Hornets' Nest Pickers October live show is now available for streaming.

On the bottom left of this site look under "Video Spotlight." The video feed is available.  The MC Alumni Association tribute is first followed by the HNP show at around the 7 minute mark.

Metcalfe County Schools closed Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

Metcalfe County Schools will be closed Wednesday, January 27, 2016 due to poor road conditions in locations across the county.

Class A Tournament Schedule

Wednesday January 20 - Semifinal girls at Metcalfe County High School.  Lady Hornets vs. Glasgow  7:30pm

Thursday January 21 - Semi-final boys at Metcalfe County High School.  Hornets vs. Glasgow  7:30pm

Should inclement weather affect the schedule, updates and changes will be posted here and on social media.


Ellen Cox Recognized for Dedication to MCHS

John VanMeter Chosen as Teacher of the Month

Andrew Roach Chosen as Student of the Month at MCHS


2016-17 School Calendar Survey

In an effort to solicit input from parents and community, a survey concerning the 2016-17 school calendar has been developed.  The results will assist in providing information to the school board as they consider options for next year’s calendar.

 The survey will be active through early January.


Take the survey

Summary of December Board Meeting

Summary of proceedings of the December 8, 2015 school board meeting.

Meeting summary

Live Basketball Video Feed

Live Basketball Feed for Internet Explorer

Live Basketball Feed for iPhone or iPad

Comprehensive District Improvement Plan - Draft

 A final version of the Metcalfe County School District - Comprehensive District Improvement Plan - is now available

Contact Bennie Stephens at 270-432-3171 should you have questions or comments regarding the plan.


Marissa Everett Receives Teacher of the Month

Gail Miller Recognized As Staff of the Month

Ally Wilson Recognized by Principal Gill

News Release

December 10, 2015 – Edmonton, KY

Early Thursday morning the principal and other leaders of Metcalfe County High School were made aware that at least two students had made a threat of aggression towards the high school. District officials and law enforcement were immediately notified. Within minutes the students in question were isolated and a full investigation was initiated.

At this time the investigation is continuing. Those students who were directly involved have been identified and are being dealt with as dictated by the school discipline policy and the legal system.

“We take any and all threats seriously”, said Chris Huffman, Safe Schools Director. “It’s important for our community to know that the high school leadership team followed exact protocol and the situation was under complete control from the moment the information was shared. At no time was any student in danger” Huffman added. “We are confident we have identified the main individuals responsible for this, but we will continue the investigation until we are completely satisfied that all questions have been answered.” He concluded by saying “We can’t emphasize enough to our students and entire community…if you see or hear something that just doesn’t sound right, please let a school official or law enforcement know. It is much better to be wrong than to let something just pass by.”

School officials have indicated there was no disruption to the school day and all activities will continue as planned this week and leading up to Christmas break.

Summary of November Board Meeting

Summary of the November school board meeting.

MCHS HOSA Club to Sponsor Turkey Run November 21



Auction Items - Wednesday, November 18

HOSS Foundation Radio Auction

Radio Auction Items Live

6-8 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday nights
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Call in your bid at 270-432-7991

Click below for a complete listing of tonight's items

Auction Items November 17th


























Information for those attending District Football Playoff Game

The Hornets will square off against the Christian Academy of Louisville, Friday night in Louisville.  The game will begin at 6:30pm CST.

Directions to the CAL campus and playing field can be found below.