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2017-18 School Calendar

2017-18 Metcalfe County School Calendar

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Campbellsville University Signs MCHS Band Students

Patrick Warf and Nate Eddy Sign with Campbellsville University

Congratulations to Patrick Warf and Nate Eddy who signed scholarships with Campbellsville University. Pictured left to right are MCHS band student Patrick Warf, Campbellsville University's assistant director of music Corey Bonds, and  MCHS band student Nate Eddy.

MCHS Quarterback Jake Dial Signs with Union College

MCHS Quarterback Jake Dial Signs with Union College

Metcalfe County High School quarterback Jake Dial will play football at Union College in Barbourville, Ky. this fall. His signed with the Bulldogs on Friday, May 19 with his family, coaches and friends by his side. Jake lead the Hornets to a 7-4 record last season, passing and rushing for more than 1,000 yards each. Good Luck Jake!

Family and Friends Congratulate Jake Dial

 

MCHS Celebrates the End of the School Year with Special Events

2017 Prom

2017 Awards Ceremony

2017 Senior Breakfast

School Board Honors "Excellence in Teaching" Award Winners

Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

Three Metcalfe County teachers are among the 2017 Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching award winners. Mrs. Haley Martin teaches at Metcalfe County Elementary School. Mrs. Jennifer Shearer is a teacher at Metcalfe County Middle School. Mrs. Anita Estes teaches at Metcalfe County High School.

School Board Recognizes District Retirees

Six Employees Retire from MCS

At its May meeting, the Metcalfe County School Board recognized six district employees who will retire at the end of the school year. From left to right are Mr. Dwight Ross, Mrs. Becky London, Mrs. Shane Coffey, Mr. John VanMeter, Mrs. Paula VanMeter, and Mrs. Betty Branstetter.

Board Summary May 2017

Summary

MCHS Announces New Boys Basketball Coach

Brandon Brockman has been named the new head coach for boys’ basketball at Metcalfe County High School.


MCHS Graduation - Thursday, May 25 @ 7PM

The ceremony will stream live beginning at 6:45pm on Channel 95 and on this website.

2017 Senior Celebrities Announced

2017 Senior Celebrity Banquet Recognizes 13 MCHS Students

Thirteen MCHS seniors were honored at the 21st Annual Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce Senior Celebrity Banquet held April 24 at Bowling Park's Leftwich Hall. Also recognized were Metcalfe County Educator of the Year Allyson Davis and Educator Idol Mary Lou Feese. 

Allyson Davis Named 2017 Educator of the YearMary Lou Feese Named 2017 Educator Idol

Strategic Plan Update

An update of the district Strategic Plan was presented to the board of education at the January meeting. All updates can be found under the "Status" heading.

 

Strategic Plan Update -January 2017

Metcalfe County Middle School Baseball Field Dedicated to Ralph Reece

Don Allen Reece and Sheryl Reece Gossard Presented Framed Pictures

Family of former Metcalfe County baseball coach Ralph Reece attend field dedication ceremony.

MCES Accepting Applications for Summer Camps

MCES is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Camps. The camps are for children currently in K-4th grades. Camps operate from 8am - 2pm each day during the following weeks: June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, and July 24-28. You can sign up for one week for $10, or all five for $40. Financial assistance is available. Please return the form below with payment to MCES by Wednesday, May 24

2017 MCES Summer Camp Application - word document

2017 MCES Summer Camp Application - pdf document

May 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

The monthly board meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education will be held Tuesday, May 09, 6PM @ 109 Sartin Drive.

 

Agenda

 

 

Sports Physicals for the 2017-18 School Year

Sports Physicals

Metcalfe County Schools and TJ Samson Community Hospital will be completing sports physicals for all 6th – 12th graders on May 18. The physicals will take place during the school day at Metcalfe County High School. This physical is required for all students who want to play sports in the 2017-18 school year. There will be no charge for the physical, but it will count toward your child’s wellness visit on your insurance plan.

Please return this signed form by May 16.

Form for Grades 9-12

Form for Grades 6-8

April School Board Meeting Summary

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met on April 11, 2017.

Summary

MCMS Selects Mehaley Goode as Student of the Month

School Board Chairman Joey Shive Presents Mehlaey Goode with the Student of the Month Award

Metcalfe County Middle School has selected Mehaley Goode as the student of the month for April. Mehaley is 14 years old and in the 8th grade at MCMS. She is an honor roll student and has maintained perfect attendance in 7th and 8th grades. Principal Allen Trotter says Mehaley is worthy of student of the month because she is respectful, responsible and makes good decisions. Congratulations Mehaley!

MCMS Selects Vickie Harper as Classified Employee of the Month

School Board Chairman Joey Shive Presents Vickie Harper with the Classified Employee of the Month Award

Metcalfe County Middle School has selected Vickie Harper as classified employee of the month for April. Mrs. Harper is the finance secretary at MCMS. She has worked at Metcalfe County Middle School since 2009. Congratulations Mrs. Harper!

MCMS Selects Amber London as Certified Employee of the Month

School Board Chairman Joey Shive Presents Amber London with Certified Employee of the Month Award

Metcalfe County Middle School has selected Amber London as certified employee of the month for April. Mrs. London teaches health and physical education at MCMS. She also organizes Nutrition Day in the fall and Fitness Day in the spring. Mrs. London has worked at Metcalfe County Middle School since 2009. Congratulations Mrs. London!

MCES Proposes a Series of Summer Camps

Metcalfe County Elementary School is designing a series of Summer Camps, which would run for five weeks. It's open for students currently in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grades in all school districts. Camps would operate from 8am – 2pm each day during June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, and July 24-28.

The cost of the Summer Camps would be $10 per child per week, or you can sign up for all five weeks for just $40. Financial assistance is available. We will also provide free breakfast and lunch every day. Parents or guardians will be responsible for transporting children to and from camp. Campers will have the option of participating in a variety of activities including sports, music, drama, 4-H, agriculture, culinary, and project-based learning activities.

If you are interested, please let the school know by Friday, May 5. 


The Hornets' Nest Pickers to Perform Friday Night at Beta Fundraiser

John VanMeter Selected as Certified Staff of the Month

  John Vanmeter has worked as a MCHS science teacher for 27 years and has served as sponsor for the MCHS Student Technology Leadership Program, Chess, FCA, Typing Clubs way back before there was an STLP.  Congratulations, Mr. John VanMeter.John VanMeter Selected As Teacher of the Month

Bendy Zurmehly Chosen As Classified Employee of the Month

Zurmehly Chosen as Classified Employee of the Month

Bendy Robertson Zurmehly has worked in Metcalfe School 15 years.  .  She is now supervising the Community Work Transition Program at MCHS. Mrs. Zurmehly’s  Program provides students’ job shadowing, financial literacy, internships, researching job opportunities,job shadowing, and creating partnerships with businesses in Metcalfe and Barren County.

 

Archery Team to Compete in State Tournament

 

 

2017 Archery Team

The Metcalfe County Archery Team will compete in the upcoming KY NASP State Tournament on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the KY Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.  Good Luck to all participants and coaches.  

Board Summary March 2017

Summary

KY-ASAP Youth Prevention Leaders for Metcalfe County

Congratulations to those students selected as 2017 KY-ASAP Youth Prevention Leaders.

Stay Connected with Metcalfe County Schools

Metcalfe County Schools app is now available!

Search the app store for "SchoolPointe Stay Connected."

Once downloaded, search for Metcalfe Schools and set as your default.

A logo similar to the one below will show on your screen.

MCS app logo

Special Open Enrollment Day Set For March 29
March 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

The monthly board meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education will be held Tuesday, March 14, 6PM @ the Old School Cafe.

 

AGENDA

February Board Meeting

The monthly board meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education was held Monday, February 13, 6PM @ the Central Office.

 

Summary

Attendance Holds Steady At Metcalfe County Schools
Lady Hornets Win 16th District Championship

MCHS now faces Russellville in the 4th Region Tournament Sunday in Bowling Green.

Live Hornet Basketball

Watch Live Hornet Basketball Here

Live Hornet Basketball

Watch Live Hornet Basketball Here

Shane Coffey Named Certified Staff Member of the Month at Metcalfe County Middle School

Shane Coffey Named Staff of the Month

Shane Coffey was named certified employee of the month for Metcalfe County Middle School.  Ms. Coffey is very dedicated to the students in the school.  She strives to be creative and wants to see student succeed in all academic areas.  Shane has 27 years experience with teaching students and continues to think of ways to help them improve in all aspects of their daily lives.

Metcalfe Middle Recognizes Student of the Month

Student Recognition

Azura Vibbert was recognized at the January Board Meeting as Metcalfe County Middle School Student of the Month.

Mark Beasley Recognized as Classified Staff Member of the Month

Mark Beasley Recognized as Classified Staff of the Month

Mark Beasley was honored at the January board meeting and is shown with Board Chairman, Joey Shive.  Mr. Beasley is known to be dependable and thoughtful to students, staff and parents at Metcalfe County Middle School.

Jones Wins District Spelling Bee

District Spelling Bee

Peyton Jones, a fourth grade student at Metcalfe County Elementary School won the district spelling bee on Thursday, January 12, 2017.  Grade level winners were:  5th grade, Jacob Lowe, 6th grade, Lindsey Bandy, 7th grade, Connor Savage and 8th grade, Sawyer Edmunds.  Peyton will represent Metcalfe County at the state level.

MC BOE meets

The regular monthly meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education was held Tuesday, January 10th, 2017.

Meeting Summary

Watch Live Hornet Basketball @ 6:00 PM

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MCHS students are recognized at State Beta Convention in Lexington
Hornet Basketball Live

Watch Live Hornet Basketball @ 6:00 PM

Preparing for "Snow Days!"

             

We would like to remind everyone that Metcalfe County Schools are again participating in the Non-Traditional Instructional Day (NTID), or “Snow Day” project. On the days school is dismissed for inclement weather all students should follow the instructions provided by their teachers in order to complete studies and assignments at home. As always, please contact your child’s school if you have questions.

 

 

Snow Day Decisions

It's that time of year again and the word "snow" is in the forecast!  Please click below to learn more about the process of "Snow Day" decisions in Metcalfe County Schools.

Live Hornet Basketball

Watch Live Hornet Basketball!

Issues with logging into Infinite Campus Parent Portal and Student Portal

Infinite Campus

The Kentucky Department of Education, in conjunction with Infinite Campus, has been working over the past months to migrate the Infinite Campus Student Information System to a Cloud-based environment. During this migration, the Campus Mobile App was affected. If you are having issues with the Infinite Campus App on your device, delete the app and reinstall it. You will need to reenter the District ID (JYWZQQ) for Metcalfe County. If you have any questions please call the Metcalfe County Schools Technology Office @ 270-432-0600 and ask to speak with Karen Blythe.

Metcalfe Co Hornet Basketball Streaming Live @ 6:00 PM

Watch Live Hornet Basketball Starting @ 6:00 PM

Re-Elected School Board Members are Sworn in at the December Meeting

Swearing In of Re-Elected Board Members

Jackson Romines Receives Student of the Month

Jackson Romines Receives Student of the Month

Tyler Fenwick named Certified Employee of the Month

Tyler Fenwick was the certified employee of the month. Mr. Fenwick took over the Metcalfe County High School marching band this year, and they recieved the highest placement ever in state competition. He has been involved with numerous artistic productions as well.

Donna Jessie Recognized As Employee of the Month

Donna Jessie Recognized As Employee of the Month

Retiring News Reporter Honored at Board Meeting

Shirley Mayrand is Honored at the December Board Meeting

Deborah Blythe Retires from Metcalfe County Middle School

Deborah Blythe has spent nearly 30 years with the Metcalfe County School System. Mrs. Blythe was honored for her years of service to the students, parents, teachers and community.

Board Meeting Summary December 2016

Board Meeting Summary Notes for December 2016

Summary

Metcalfe County Schools closed

Metcalfe County Schools will be closed Friday, January 6th, 2017, due to poor road conditions.

 

Metcalfe County Schools will be dismissing students at 9:30 am today, January 5, 2017

Metcalfe County Schools will be dismissing students at 9:30 am today, January 5, 2017 due to the winter weather forecast.

REMINDER

 

Metcalfe County Schools will be back

in session Monday, January 2nd.

MCHS Recognizes Eric Sexton as Classified Staff of the Month

Joey Shive recognizes Mr, Eric Sexton as classified employee of the month at MCHS.

Dawn Harbison Recognized as Certified Employee of the Month at MCHS

Joey Shive recognizes Dawn Harbison as certified employee of the month at MCHS.

Metcalfe County Hornet Basketball Live @ 6PM

Watch Hornet Basketball Live

Board of Education meets

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session Monday, November, 7th, 2016

SUMMARY

T-Shirt Orders for McKinley Crain

MCMS Student Government is selling t-shirts in support of McKinley Crain. The cost is $12. Forms can be turned into the following people: Angie Tucker or Sherry Keltner at MCHS; Deborah Blythe or Shannon Lowe at MCMS; Allyson Davis or Tammy Allen at MCES. Click here for the order form and to see the design.

All PAC conference selections

MCHS players are selected for the All PAC conference 1st and 2nd teams

All SKY Conference selections

MCHS players selected for All SKY Conference 1st and 2nd teams

Metcalfe County Hornet Basketball Live!

Watch Metcalfe County Hornet Basketball Live 

Coverage begins @ 6:00 PM

Board of Education to meet

The Metcalfe County Board of Education will meet in regualr session Monday, November 7th, 6pm at the central office.

Agenda

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

New Security Procedures

NOTICE

 

Beginning Tuesday, November 1st, all visitors to our schools will be required to leave their driver's license at the front desk when signing in.   Each visitor will be issued a special pass that must be worn at all times while on premises.  Upon signing out, the pass will be left and the driver's license returned.

We ask that everyone cooperate with our front desk personnel as we work through this change in procedure. These changes are being made as we continue to strive to have a safe environment for our students.

Again, these changes will take place Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

October 2016 Board Meeting

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

Summary

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

HOSS Foundation Radio Auction

Radio Auction Items Live Feed

5-8 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights
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Call in your bid at 270-432-3171

Click on this link for a listing of tonight's items

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.

HOSS Foundation Radio Auction

Radio Auction

Picture

 

HOSS Foundation Radio Auction

Radio Auction

Picture

HOSS Foundation Radio Auction

Auction items for October 25

List

SURPLUS AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

AUCTION UPDATE:

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

Old School Bash

“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.

 

SUMMARY 

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.

AGENDA

Metcalfe County School Bus Accident

 

 

 

September 8, 2016

Dr. Benny Lile

                Superintendent

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

SUMMARY

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 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.

“GREATNESS IS NOT WHERE WE STAND,
BUT IN WHAT DIRECTION WE ARE MOVING…”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes-

2016 Strategic Plan

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.

 

AGENDA

 

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

 

SUMMARY