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District News


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Our heartfelt thanks go out to our students, parents, and community for your extraordinary efforts over the past two weeks. We will be taking a break from NTI instruction over the coming planned week of spring break. Unfortunately, due to the predicted surge of COVID-19 cases in our state over the next two weeks, we will be suspending food delivery on Monday, April 6. If anyone needs food or is aware of a student in need of food, please contact us via e-mail, social media, or my home phone is 270-565-1762. We will ensure that food is delivered to those in need. Our goal is to resume food deliveries on Monday, April 13. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time of national emergency.


Benny Lile

Message from Superintendent Benny Lile

On Friday, March 20, Governor Andy Beshear, requested that schools remain closed through Friday, April 17. The hope is to return to school on Monday, April 20. However, this continues to be a fluid situation and that date could change.


NTI work will continue throughout our absence from the school buildings, with the exception of Spring Break, which is April 6-10.


Meals will continue to be provided next week, and we will have further announcements regarding feeding services in a few days.


Click here to see the district's extended closing plan that was sent home to students before the decision to close schools.

Extended Closing Plan

Extended Closing Plan

In keeping with the guidelines recommended by the CDC and the governor’s office, Metcalfe County Schools will be modifying its food services plan. On Wednesday, March 25, our drivers will be dropping off a three-day supply of food for the remainder of the week. Then starting on Monday, March 30, our drivers will drop off a five-day supply of food for the entire week. This will be the same process for food pickups at MCMS, the Summer Shade Fire Dept., Sulphur Well Fire Dept., and Cindy’s Center Grill. Pickup hours will be 9am-11am on Mondays. These bulk deliveries and pickups will continue on Mondays until further notice.


At this time, all in-person tutoring services are canceled at Summer Shade, Sulphur Well, and Center. If your child needs any assistance, please contact your child's teacher, your child's school, or the central office. We will make sure your child gets the help that he or she needs.


Metcalfe County Schools will provide health services at Metcalfe County Elementary School on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the three-week school closure. A nurse and APRN will be available between 8am and 2pm. However, you MUST call and make an appointment to be seen. The direct line is (270) 432-2019.


MCES: 432-2051
MCMS: 432-3359
MCHS: 432-2481


March Board Meeting Summary

           Lydia Bennett 

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The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Board members approved an amendment to the 2019-20 school calendar. The last day for students is now tentatively set for Friday, May 22. The board recognized MCES 4th grade student Lydia Bennett as the "Student of the Month," Ofc. Michael Taylor as "Classified Employee of the Month," and Lindsey Thomas and Nikki Jolly as "Certified Employees of the Month." Click "read more" for the press release about the March board meeting. 





Response to Coronavirus

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EDMONTON, Ky. (March 9, 2020) – The Metcalfe County School District continues to monitor the ongoing developments and statewide response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).


While we don’t anticipate it at this time, should the need arise for an extended closure of schools, district personnel are working on plans that would continue educational services.

Click "read more" to view the entire press release from Metcalfe County Schools. 

MCHS Basketball Players Win Awards

Jaycie Harper Boston Devore

Metcalfe County High School basketball players Jaycie Harper and Boston Devore were recognized for their achievements during the 4th Region Basketball Tournament at Diddle Arena. Jaycie was named to the 4th Region All-Tournament Team, while Boston was named to the 4th Region All-Season 2nd Team. Congratulations Jaycie and Boston!

March 2020 Board Meeting Agenda

The monthly board meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education will be held Tuesday, March 10, 5PM at 709 West Stockton Street.


MCMS Volleyball 8th Grade Night

MCMS Volleyball

Six students from Metcalfe County Middle School were recognized at Volleyball 8th Grade Night. 
Standing (L-R): Cayce Bunch, Elizabeth Norris, Avery Trobaugh, Grace Trotter, Kyndelle Bowles
Kneeling: Aleashia Davis

All-District Teams

All District Girls Basketball All District Boys Basketball  All District Cheerleaders

Congratulations to the All-16th District Teams from Metcalfe County:

Girls Basketball: Jaycie Harper, Braelyn Davis, Kassady London, Macy Welsh

Boys Basketball: Braxton Davis, Peyton Dial, and Boston Devore

Cheerleaders: Tessa Furlong and Destiny Gearlds. 

Regional Governor's Cup Winners

Academic Team

   Hayden Shirley                    Logan Harlow

Congratulations to the MCES Academic Team for a great showing at regionals!

1st Place Science: Hayden Shirley

3rd Place Arts & Humanities: Emma Petranek

4th Place Science: Logan Harlow

4th Place Future Problem Solving: Hayden Shirley, Madelyn-Grace Wright, Daniel Robertson, Atticus Simpson

Lady Hornets 16th District Basketball Runners-Up

District Tournament

The Metcalfe County Lady Hornets finished the 16th District Basketball Tournament as runners-up. The Lady Hornets led Russell County much of the game and were up by 10 at halftime. The Lady Lakers fought back to force overtime. The Lady Hornets lost several players to foul trouble and ultimately fell to the Lady Lakers 79-71. Metcalfe's Jaycie Harper, Braelyn Davis, Kassady London, and Macy Welsh were named to the All-District Team. Also, senior Marisa Fields was honored before the game. She won a $500 scholarship from the 4th Region Basketball Officials Association. 

4th Region Basketball Tournament

Regional Tournament

The Metcalfe County Lady Hornets will face the Lady Cougars of Logan County on Monday, March 2 at EA Diddle Arena on WKU's campus in Bowling Green. Tipoff is set for 6pm. There will be 300 presale tickets available for $6 at MCHS. Pickup times are noon-2pm on Friday, Feb. 28 and 8am-2pm on Monday, March 2. Tickets at the gate are $8. There will also be a pep bus for students leaving MCHS at 4pm on Monday.

Ms. Lesley London Wins Award

Lesley London

Congratulations to Ms. Lesley London, this week’s Leachman Buick GMC and WNKY 40 News “One Classroom at a Time” winner. She will receive $500 to go toward a classroom project. The “One Classroom at a Time” promotion recognizes teachers who go above and beyond their regular schedules and duties to create unique projects and activities for their students. Ms. London teaches a class called Service Learning, which teaches students leadership, pride, worth ethic, and work-related skills. Ms. London was nominated by Ms. Buddie Brockman.

Click here to watch Ms. London's story on WNKY 40 News.

Hudson Jessie Named to All-Tournament Team

Hudson Jessie KBC

Metcalfe County Middle School student Hudson Jessie has been named to the Kentucky Basketball Commission's 2020 Boys 8th Grade State All-Tournament Team. Metcalfe competed in the KBC Boys 8th Grade State Tournament on Feb. 8. 

2020 Basketball Homecoming King and Queen

Homecoming King and Queen

The 2020 Basketball Homecoming King and Queen were crowned on Feb. 15. Elizabeth Decker is a senior and the daughter of Christie and Sean Anderson and Walter and Andrea Decker. Braxton Davis is a senior and the son of Jason and Allyson Davis. Both candidates represented the National Honor Society. 

Metcalfe County Counts!

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An accurate count of ALL children is critical for educators and their students because 2020 Census responses drive decisions about the distribution of federal funds for programs such as:

  • Special education
  • Free and reduced-price lunch
  • Class sizes
  • Classroom technology
  • Teacher training
  • After-school programs
  • Head Start
  • Playground and public parks
  • Public transportation


February Board Meeting Summary

Eli Shaw Lea Ann Parnell 

                            MCMS Cafeteria Staff  

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, February 10, 2020. The board recognized Eli Shaw as “Student of the Month,” Ms. Lea Ann Parnell as the “Certified Employee of the Month,” and the cafeteria staff at MCMS was recognized as the “Classified Employees of the Month.” Click "read more" for a press release of the meeting summary. 


2020 Winter Sports Senior Night
School Board Approves 2020-21 School Calendar

2020-21 School Calendar

The Metcalfe County Board of Education approved the 2020-21 school calendar at its January meeting. The first day for students is Monday, Aug. 31. Fall break is Monday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Oct. 9. There will be no school on election day, Nov. 3. The last day for students before Christmas break is Dec. 18; students return Jan. 4. Spring break is April 5-9, and the last day for students is tentatively set for May 27.

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