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2020 MCHS Personalized Graduation Ceremonies
2020 MCHS Baccalaureate Service
P-EBT Food Benefit Program

P-EBT Benefit

Summer Feeding Program

Summer Meals

Metcalfe County Schools will continue to provide meal service for our students through at least the month of June. Deliveries will continue on Tuesdays EXCEPT for May 27 which is a Wednesday. If you have any questions please call (270) 432-4634.


Metcalfe Lunch Plan Update

May 2020 School Board Meeting

School Board Meeting

EDMONTON, Ky. (May 14, 2020) – The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Click "read more" for a press release summary from the meeting.

Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

Excellence in Teaching

Lindsey Thomas Lea Ann Parnell Karan Linkous

Congratulations to the 2020 Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching award winners from Metcalfe County: Ms. Lindsey Thomas (MCES), Ms. Lea Ann Parnell (MCMS), and Ms. Karan Linkous (MCHS).


Campbellsville University began the Excellence in Teaching Award Program in 1987 to recognize the quality teaching and learning taking place in the school systems throughout Kentucky. Nearly 3,800 teachers have been honored since the program’s inception.

The Old School Cafe Wins KSBA PEAK Award

Cafe Sign KSBA

Metcalfe County school district wins KSBA PEAK Award The Kentucky School Boards Association will recognize Metcalfe County Schools as the Spring 2020 recipient of the Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) Award during the district’s virtual board meeting Tuesday, May 12.


Click here for the KSBA press release.


Click here for a link to the KSBA article.



Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

Open Enrollment

If your child will be attending MCES Preschool in 2020-21, please fill out the following registration form and return by May 8: Preschool Registration Form.

If our child will be attending MCES Kindergarten in 2020-21, please fill out the following registration form and return by May 8: Kindergarten Registration Form.

Once we receive your form, we will contact you to set up an appointment at a later date. Thank you.

May 2020 Board Agenda

The monthly board meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education will be held  Tuesday, May 12, 6PM @ 709 West Stockton Street.


~End-of-Year Message from Superintendent Benny Lile~



The last day of school for Metcalfe County students will be Tuesday, May 12, 2020. In following Governor Beshear's recommendation, there will be no more in-person classes during the 2019-2020 school year. Students will continue to follow daily NTI lesson plans until May 12. The district is working on finalizing plans for other end-of-year events and activities. In addition, the district is working on a summer feeding schedule. More details will be released in the coming days. 

MCHS Class of 2020


Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Metcalfe Educators

Dawn Harbison Chamber LogoHoward Keel

The Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce announced Mrs. Dawn Harbison and Mr. Howard Keel were selected as the 2020 Metcalfe County Educator of the Year and Metcalfe Educator Idol. 

Josh Hurt Named New Superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools

Josh Hurt


The Metcalfe County Board of Education named Josh Hurt as the next superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools. The unanimous vote came during Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled board meeting. Hurt succeeds Dr. Benny Lile, who announced his pending retirement in November. Hurt’s contract is effective July 1, 2020 and will run through June 30, 2024.

April Board Meeting Summary

School Board Meeting

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Click "read more" for the press release.

KDE Letter for Kentucky Families

KDE Commissioner

Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown's April 10, 2020 update to Kentucky's public school families about the #COVID19 crisis & our schools.


"During this time when your children are learning at home, they need you in ways you wouldn’t have thought of a month ago. They require more of your time and attention and that’s why it’s so important for you to take care of yourself as well as them."


Click "read more" to view the entire letter to Metcalfe and Kentucky families. 

Click here for COVID-19 updates and information for P-12 education. 



~April Food Service Plan~

Covid 19

Metcalfe County Schools remain committed to providing food service to our students during this time of extended closure. Due to directives provided by the state, we must limit face to face interactions to the extent possible. Beginning the week of April 13, food service delivery will adhere to the following guidelines.


  • Food distribution will occur on Tuesdays beginning April 14.
  • The preferred method of distribution will be pickups 9:30-noon at the following locations:
    • Center VFD
    • Sulphur Well VFD
    • Summer Shade VFD
    • MCMS (rear driveway) 
  • Drop-offs will be made to the offices of Tree Top Apartments and Edmonton Manor Apartments.
  • If picking up food items proves to be a major obstacle, please call (270-432-4634) prior to 1pm on Monday, to schedule home delivery.
    • If requesting home delivery there must be a container on the porch for the food to be left in. We request no one come out until school personnel are back in the bus/vehicle.
  • These same methods will be used to exchange schoolwork as needed.
~Superintendent's Message for April 1, 2020~

Hornet Logo

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.

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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