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16th District All-Tournament Softball and Baseball Teams

Softball All-District Baseball All-District

Seven MCHS student-athletes were named to the 16th District All-Tournament softball and baseball teams. From the Lady Hornets: Marley Edmunds, Marisa Fields, Jaycie Harper, and Bailee Garrett. From the Hornets: Braxton Davis, Trevor Fields, and Russell Gibson. The MCHS softball team advanced to the 4th Region Tournament. The drawing will be held Saturday, May 25 at 10am in Bowling Green. Click here to see more photos from the tournaments. 

MCES Celebrates World Culture Day

World Culture Day

More than a thousand Metcalfe County students celebrated diversity during World Culture Day. Each MCES grade from kindergarten through 5th picked a country to study and learn about its culture, history, language, geography, music, dance, food, etc. The lesson culminated with a parade around the elementary school, to the central office, through the middle school, and out of the high school. World Culture Day is sponsored by Kingsford Manufacturing in Summer Shade. Click "read more" to see videos from the day or click here to see photos.

2019 Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Click the links below for information and application forms for 2019 Summer Camps offered at Metcalfe County Schools.

MCES Summer Camps

MCMS 21st Century Camp

MCHS 21st Century Camp

Youth Boys Basketball Camp

Youth Girls Basketball Camp

Youth Football Camp

 

MCHS Senior Walk

The senior class at Metcalfe County High School took their final walk through Metcalfe County Elementary School on Wednesday, May 22. MCES students cheered and handed out cards to the future graduates to wish them good luck.

MCHS Seniors Attend Baccalaureate Service

Baccalaureate

The 2019 MCHS Baccalaureate Service was held at the Edmonton Worship Center on May 19, 2019. It was a packed house with a record number of Metcalfe County seniors attending the ceremony.

You can watch the entire service on our youtube channel by clicking this link.

To see photos from the 2019 MCHS Baccalaureate Service click here.

Metcalfe Teachers Honored with Awards

CU Teaching Awards

Campbellsville University honored three Metcalfe County teachers at its annual Excellence in Teaching awards ceremony. MCES teacher Mr. Jay White, MCMS teacher Mrs. Whitney Curd, and MCHS teacher Mrs. Shana Palumbo were recognized for their hard work and dedication to their students. 

MCHS Band Students Sign with CU

Autumn Jessie and Taylor Brown

MCHS band students Autumn Jessie and Taylor Brown have been awarded scholarships to attend Campbellsville University. Both plan to join the CU marching band and signed letters of intent on May 16. Corey Bonds represented CU at the signing. Click "read more" for additional photos. 

2019 MCHS Senior Events

Senior Events

Konnor Gallagher Wins 4th Region Tennis Tournament

Konnor Gallagher

Metcalfe County junior Konnor Gallagher is the 4th Region girls tennis tournament singles champion. Konnor will compete in the state tennis competition later this month in Lexington. 

Click here to read the latest article about Konnor in the Glasgow Daily Times.

MCHS Baseball Players Recognized at Senior Night

MCHS Baseball

The Metcalfe County High School baseball team recognized three players on Senior Night on May 13, 2019. 
Pictured (L-R): Connor Jessie, Russell Gibson, and Trevor Fields. 

MCHS Names New Girls Basketball Head Coach

TJ Coffey

Metcalfe County High School has named T.J. Coffey as the new head coach of the girls basketball team. Coffey has been an assistant coach with the girls basketball team for five years. She takes over for Josh Hurt who stepped down to take a director of instruction position in the school district. 

New Readers Ring the Bell for LIteracy

Ring the Bell for Literacy
Approximately 100 new readers participated in "Ring the Bell for Literacy" at the Metcalfe County Historic Courthouse on Monday, May 13. After the students rang the bell to let everyone know they can now read, the children were treated to snacks at the Metcalfe County Public Library and were invited to sign their names in the official book of new readers. Click here to see more photos from "Ring the Bell for Literacy."

 

May 2019 Board Meeting Summary

School Board Meeting

The monthly board meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education was held Thursday, May 09, 6PM at the MCS Central Office.

Summary

Board Recognizes HNN

HNN

The Metcalfe County Board of Education recognized members of the Hornet News Network at its May meeting. Leah Thompson, Brody Hurt, Dillon Syra, and Ethan Bates placed in the top 10 at the 11th annual STLP State Championship. The board also recognized HNN teacher sponsor Mrs. Anita Love for her hard work and dedication to the program. She was not able to attend the meeting. You can follow HNN on youtube by clicking this link.

Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

Jay White Whitney CurdShana Palumbo

Three Metcalfe County teachers have been selected to receive the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching award. MCES teacher Mr. Jay White, MCMS teacher Mrs. Whitney Curd, and MCHS teacher Mrs. Shana Palumbo were recognized by the Metcalfe County Board of Education at its May meeting and will be recognized during a special ceremony at CU on Saturday, May 11.

MCHS Greenhouse Open

Greenhouse

The Metcalfe County High School greenhouse is now open to the public for the Spring. Stop by anytime Monday - Friday 8am-3pm.

2019 Senior Celebrities

Senior Celebrities

Congratulations to the 2019 Senior Celebrities recognized by the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce at a special banquet on Monday, April 29. Click "read more" for a list of recipients and honorees. 
 

Senior Softball Players Recognized

MCHS Softball

The Metcalfe County High School softball team recognized six players and their families during Senior Night on Tuesday. Pictured (L-R): Jacklin Carter, Marley Edmunds, Madison Froedge, Kaylee Harbison, Jadyn Johnson, and Leah Thompson. For more photos click "read more." 

MCMS Recycling Project Wins Award

 

Recycling Award

The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project has selected MCMS for the Kentucky Junior Rookie of the Year award for its recycling program. Pictured are (front L-R): Allie Judd, Aubrey Glass, Brody Hurt, Emily Shaw, and Kassady London; (back L-R): Cabot Boling, Ben Shirley, Collin Shive, Dakota Morris, and CT Branstetter.

Preschool Students Compete in Stick Horse Derby

Stick Horse Derby

Metcalfe County preschool students took part in a Stick Horse Derby just days before the annual Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky. There were five races leading up the finals. Congratulations to our winners: 1st Levi Rice, 2nd Ace Pennington, 3rd Gauge Bryant. The Metcalfe County Extension Office helped lead the derby and even brought  "track dirt" for dessert.

MCHS Prom 2019: The Greatest Show!

Prom Court

Metcalfe County High School held its 2019 Prom on Saturday, April 27, "The Greatest Show" was this year's theme with the inside of the gym transformed into a giant circus under the big top. This year's prom court is pictured above (L-R) Jacob Miller, Gracie Capshaw, Marley Edmunds, Austin Ford, Zander Yates, Spencer Dillingham, Hannah Brown, and Leah Thompson. The 2019 Prom King and Queen was Zander Yates and Marley Edmunds.

Click here to see more photos from the 2019 MCHS Prom!

MCES Summer Camps

Summer Camps

MCES will once again offer Summer Camps for children who are currently in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. The camps are June 3-7, June 10-14, and June 17-21. The cost is $25 per week or $60 for all three weeks. Please click "read more" to view and print the application.

Youth Football Camp Sign-ups

Youth Football Camp

Sign-ups are underway for the 2019 Metcalfe County Youth Football Camp. The camp is for students entering kindergarten through 6th grades. It will be held June 6th and 7th, 5pm-8pm at Edmonton Memorial Park. The cost is $10 per camper and $5 for each sibling. ***APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 31ST*** Click here or "read more" for an application. 

Youth Basketball Camp Sign-ups Underway

Basketball Camp

Metcalfe County High School will host a boys basketball youth camp for students entering kindergarten through 8th grade on June 10-13 from 8am until 11am. The cost is $25 if you pay by May 24 and $30 after May 24. For more information click "read more" or contact Brandon Brockman at MCHS. 

Enrollment Open for 21st Century Summer Programs

21st Century

Enrollment is now open for the 21st Century Summer Programs at Metcalfe County Middle School and Metcalfe County High School. Forms will be going home with students the week of May 6-10. 

CLICK HERE for a link to the MCMS 21st Century Summer Program Application Form (green)
CLICK HERE for a link to the MCHS 21st Century Summer Program Application Form (yellow)

May 2019 Board Meeting Summary

School Board Meeting

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Click "read more" for a summary of the meeting.

May 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

The monthly board meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education will be held Thursday, May 9th @ 6PM @ 709 West Stockton Street.

Agenda

Tennis Teams Win at District

District Tennis

Metcalfe County Tennis Teams competed in the 16th District Tournament on Wednesday, May 1. Konnor Gallagher took home first place in singles, while Taryn Deckard finished runner-up. Kylee Coleman and Gabby Devore won the doubles title. On the boys' side, Tyler London and Will Pemberton finished runner-up in doubles. Click "read more" for photos from the 16th District Tennis Tournament. 

Metcalfe Softball Competes in State All "A" Classic

MCHS Softball
The Metcalfe County High School Softball Team has returned home from the Kentucky All "A" Classic in Owensboro. This is the first time the Lady Hornets have participated in the state tournament, and the first time they won the 4th Region All "A" Classic. Unfortunately, Metcalfe fell to Hancock County 9-3 and to Nicholas County 12-10. 

Farm to School

Photo Courtesy: Glasgow Daily Times/Will Perkins

Lynn Hawkins

Mrs. Lynn Hawkins and her students are making headlines across the country with their chicken eggs. The students have been incubating the eggs for a local farmer. 

Click here for a link to the Glasgow Daily Times article.

MCHS Softball Heads to State All "A" Classic

MCHS  Softball

The Metcalfe County Lady Hornet Softball Team is on its way to play in the state All “A” Classic in Owensboro! A send-off celebration was held Friday, April 26, which included a “hall roar” and police escort out of town. The first game is at 10:30 Saturday morning against Hancock County. Click "read more" to see the send-off celebration videos and the pool play schedule.

 

MCMS Recognizes 8th Grade Softball Team

MCMS Softball

The Metcalfe County Middle School softball season came to an end on April 22, as six student-athletes were recognized during 8th Grade Night at Edmonton Memorial Park. Pictured (L-R) assistant coach Torrie Osbon, Anna Grace Blythe, Hannah Bragg, head coach Alex Pennington, Lilly Reece, Camryn Reece, Rayleigh Johnson, and Raelyn Mosby.

Runners Break Records at Track Meet

Tavarson SmithAllie Thomas

Tavarson Smith and Allie Thomas are now in the Metcalfe County record books. On April 16, Tavarason broke the school's 200m record, and Allie broke a school record in the 3200m that goes back to 1997. Congratulations to both student-athletes!

Metcalfe Students Win at STLP State Championship

STLP

Students from Metcalfe County Schools returned home with several awards from the 2019 STLP State Championship.

4-H Blue Jeans and Bays Horse Club Win at WKU

MCMS 4-H

Metcalfe County 4-H Blue Jeans and Bays Horse Club traveled to Bowling Green to the L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center on the Western Kentucky University Farm to compete in the District 6 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology Contest.

Josh Hurt Promoted to Director of Instruction

Josh Hurt

Metcalfe County Middle School assistant principal and Metcalfe County High School girls basketball head coach Josh Hurt has been named the district’s new Director of Instruction. Subsequently, Hurt is stepping down as girls basketball coach.

 

2017-2018 School Report Card Available Online

Raise the Bar Close the Gap

Metcalfe County's 2017-2018 School Report Card is now available online. Just click here to visit the site. The website provides information about our district, as well as data from all three schools: Metcalfe County Elementary, Metcalfe County Middle, and Metcalfe County High.

 

The Kentucky Department of Education released new School Report Cards in January 2019. The state continues to offer tools to help parents understand and celebrate the performance of schools. KRS 158.6453 requires the sharing of the School Report Card annually with families and communities so stakeholders can have a clear idea of how well their school is performing. If you need help accessing or viewing your school report card, please contact the central office at (270) 432-3171.

2019-2020 School Calendar Set

School Calendar

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