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2020 16th District Basketball Tournament

Basketball Tournament

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.

Born Learning Academy

Born Learning Academy

2nd Annual Hornet Talent Show

Talent Show

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

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!

Census Sticker

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. 

 

Attendance Improves at Metcalfe County Schools

 

EDMONTON, Ky. (February 13, 2020) – Attendance continues to climb at Metcalfe County Schools a week after the district closed schools due to widespread illness among students and staff.

 

Today’s attendance was 92%, up from 91% from when students returned to class on Monday. On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, attendance dropped to 87%. Because of the attendance rate and the high number of teacher absences, the district decided to cancel classes for the remainder of the week.

 

Chris Huffman, director of pupil personnel, said the three days off provided students and teachers a time to rest and recover, and it gave cleaning staff an opportunity to thoroughly clean and disinfect surfaces.

 

“The health and safety of our students and staff are top priorities,” Huffman said. “Every situation is different. As you can see, there are several factors that we must consider before we make a decision to close school.”

 

The three days students missed were NTID (non-traditional instruction days) in which students worked from home. Those days will not have be made up at the end of the school year.

 

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2020 Basketball Homecoming Candidates

Homecoming Queen Candidates  \

Homecoming King Candidates

 

The 2020 MCHS Basketball Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned on Saturday, Feb. 15.

 

Click "read more" for a closer look at the candidates. 

 

2020 Winter Sports Senior Night
Superintendent Search Update

Metcalfe County Schools

Metcalfe County Schools announced at its February school board meeting that it has received 14 applications for the position of superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools. Click "read more" for more details about the search for the district's next superintendent. 

Celebrating 100 Days of School
MCES Wins at District Governor's Cup

Governor's Cup

Congratulations to our MCES Academic Team for a GREAT showing at the District Governor’s Cup competition! These winners will move on to regionals:

-Quick Recall team: runner-up
-Future Problem Solving team: 1st place
-Math: 1st Logan Harlow and 4th JR Brown
-Arts & Humanities: 4th Emma Petranek
-Science: 1st Logan Harlow, 2nd Hayden Shirley, 4th JR Brown
-Social Studies: 4th Daniel Robertson
-English Language Arts: 4th Alivia Acree
-Composition: 5th Abby Shirley
-Sportsmanship award
-2nd Overall

MCMS Honor Roll

Honor Roll

Metcalfe County Middle School recognized its Honor Roll students for the 2nd quarter. Click "read more" for photos of our Honor Roll students. 

 

Cody Hart Performs with All-State Symphonic Band

Cody Hart

Congratulations to Cody Hart for having a great week at the All-State Symphonic Band. He did a great job in performing with Kentucky’s top student musicians. 

February 2020 Board Meeting Agenda

School Board Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education will be held Monday, February 10, 6PM at 709 West Stockton Street.

Agenda

School Resumes Monday, Feb. 10

Clean School

As students prepare to return to school on Monday, we want to remind families there are a few things we can all do to help stop the spread of germs.


1. Sanitize backpacks in the washing machine or wipe them down and spray Lysol.
2. Clean and sanitize lunch boxes.
2. Wash coats, hats, gloves, and any other items not cleaned as frequently.
3. Teach children to sing the ABCs when washing their hands with soap and water so that they scrub thoroughly.
4. Use hand sanitizer.

 

We hope everyone returns to school healthy and happy! We look forward to seeing you on Monday morning 😃

School Bus Drivers Needed

Bus Drivers Needed

Pink Out at MCHS Basketball Game

Pink Out

Metcalfe County High School honored cancer survivors during its Pink Out festivities at the Metcalfe vs Cumberland County basketball game. The entire gym was decorated, and the crowd was decked out in pink attire. The Lady Hornets and Lady Panthers added a splash of pink to their uniforms for the first game of the evening. Three MCHS students who recently battled different forms of cancer attended the game, Kaden Scott, Colton Erwin, and McKinley Crain. Colton spoke during halftime of the boys' game. You can hear his message by clicking "read more." 

Click here to see photos from Pink Out. 

 

Eli Shaw Wins District Spelling Bee

Eli Shaw

Metcalfe County Middle School student Eli Shaw is the 2020 district winner of the Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee. Eli is a 6th-grade student at MCMS and will represent Metcalfe County in Louisville on March 14. Click "read more" to see pictures of all of our grade-level spelling bee winners. 

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.

Metcalfe Makes Deep Run in All "A" Classic

Hornet Prayer

The Metcalfe County High School boys basketball team made a deep run in the Kentucky All "A" Classic basketball tournament. The Hornets beat three teams to win the 4th region, then defeated their first opponent in the state tournament, Holy Cross (Louisville), to advance to the elite eight. Metcalfe lost to Murray High School 67-55 to end its run. 

Click here for photos from Metcalfe vs Murray

Click here for video of the end of the game against Holy Cross

Click here for PrepSpin's play-by-play coverage of the Holy Cross game

Click here for photos of Metcalfe vs Holy Cross

Click here for a link to the state tournament bracket. 

 

MCHS Students Compete in District Governor's Cup

Governor's Cup Governor's Cup

Metcalfe County High School Academic Team competed in District Governor’s Cup. The Future Problem Solving team placed 3rd. Ethan Bates placed 5th in Social Studies. Azura Vibbert tied for 5th in Language Arts. Annika Reed placed 3rd in Language Arts. Metcalfe County High School Academic Team received the Hume Sportsmanship Award.

WKU Honor Band

Honor Band

Congratulations to our WKU Honor Band students:

9/10 Red Band:
Aidan Grindle- 3rd Chair Alto Sax
Jillian Flowers- 12th Chair Trumpet
11/12 White Band:
Autumn Baker- 7th Chair Flute                                                                       
11/12 Red Band (Top Band):
Katelyn Bailey- 7th Chair Trumpet
Cody Hart- 1st Chair Horn
11/12 Grey Band:
Matthew Sherman- 5th Chair Tuba

 

MCHS Beta Students Win Awards

Anna Humphrey Ethan Bates Colton Huffman

Three Metcalfe County High School students brought home awards from the Kentucky Senior Beta Club Convention in Louisville, Ky. Anna Humprey won 2nd place in language arts, Ethan Bates won 4th place in speech and 5th place in social studies, and Colton Huffman won 5th place in mixed media. These students can now compete in the National Beta Club Convention in Texas in June. 

MCES Junior Beta Brings Home Wins

MCES Junior Beta

Metcalfe County Elementary School Junior Beta students brought home several awards from the Kentucky Junior Beta Club Convention in Louisville. Click "read more" to see a list of winners. 

Strong Showing for MCMS Junior Beta

MCMS Beta

Metcalfe County Middle School Junior Beta students brought home a couple of awards from the Kentucky Junior Beta Club Convention in Louisville. The winners will go on to compete at the National Beta Club Convention this June in Texas. Click "read more" to see a list of winners. 

 

Commencement Held for January Graduates

January Grads 2020

Commencement exercises were held on Jan. 17 for the first 2020 graduates of Metcalfe County High School. Six students have fulfilled their academic requirements and received their diplomas during a ceremony held at the auditorium. Pictured (L-R): Zachary Bennett, Britney Coe, Benjamin Hampton, Samantha Norris-Kinder, Elizabeth Madison, and Camron Savage. 

Click here for a video of Pomp & Circumstance Graduation March.

1985 Basketball Team Reunion: "Sweet Memories"

1985 Team

1985 Team

The MCHS 1985 basketball team reunited for its 35th anniversary of winning the Kentucky 4th Region Tournament and its historic victory over Louisville Eastern in the Sweet Sixteen. Coach Tim McMurtrey introduced the team to a packed house during halftime of the boys' basketball game against Adair County on Jan. 18. 

Click here for more photos from reunion night. 

Click here for a link to a special documentary "We Believed" produced by the Hornet News Network.

Click here for a link to the 1985 4th Region Championship game against Glasgow.

Click here for a link to the 1985 Sweet Sixteen game against Louisville Eastern.

Hornets Win 4th Region All "A" Classic

4th Region All A Classic

The Metcalfe County High School boys basketball team won the 4th Region All "A" Classic by defeating Monroe County 51-38 on Jan. 17. Boston Devore, Wyatt Fields, and Peyton Dial were named to the All-Tournament Team. Braxton Davis was named to the All "A' Academic Team. (Click "read more" to see photos.)

 

The Hornets will now play in the Kentucky All "A" Classic state tournament in Richmond, Ky. Metcalfe (12-7) will face Louisville Holy Cross (12-5) on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 11:30 EST at EKU's McBrayer Arena. Tickets are $8 each and will be sold at MCHS on Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-2pm. T-shirts will be available through our new Hornet Enterprises (next to the new Wellness Center) on Wednesday.

Click here for a link to the state tournament bracket. 

Click here photos from the championship game. 

Click here for a video of the post-game celebration.

Click here for a video of the police escort.

Tanner Jessie Competes for USA Football

Tanner Jessie

MCHS sophomore Tanner Jessie was invited to compete for a position on the USA Football team in Arlington, Texas. Out of 4,200 athletes, he was chosen to advance to the second round of tryouts and was selected as a member of the National USA Football Team. He started as an offensive lineman in the game that was televised on ESPN3. 

1985 Basketball Team Reunion

1985 Regional Game

On Saturday, Jan. 18, the 1985 Metcalfe County High School basketball team will reunite on the basketball court 35 years after their history-making journey to the state tournament. The public is invited to attend the event being held during Metcalfe County's home basketball game against Adair County. Games start at 5:30. To get fans ready for the reunion, Ethan Bates and the Hornet News Network put together an exceptional video looking back at the unforgettable moment in Hornet History.

Click here to watch the HNN "We Believed" video. 

Click here to watch the 1985 4th Region Championship game.

January School Board Meeting

Jalee Froedge Geneva Scroggy 

Blake Spires School Board

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met on Jan. 14. The board recognized Jalee Froedge as "Student of the Month," Geneva Scroggy as "Classified Employee of the Month," and Blake Spires as "Certified Employee of the Month. Also recognized at the meeting, board members Joey Shive, John Caffee, Tim Brown, Donnie Perry, and Robin McMurtrey in honor of School Board Recognition Month. 

For action items from the board meeting, click "read more' to view the press release. 

New Consent to Treat Health Form

TJ Consent Form

~NOTICE TO ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS~


If you have not returned the district's new consent-to-treat form (sent home before Christmas break), please do so as soon as possible. The form is similar to the one sent home at the beginning of the year, but our provider has changed to TJ Regional Health. Our nurses can not treat students without this new form on file. If you have any questions, please call the central office at (270) 432-3171.

MCMS 8th Grade Night
Boston Devore Scores 1000th Point

Boston Devore

Congratulations to MCHS Hornet basketball player Boston Devore for scoring his 1000th point for Metcalfe County. Boston reached the milestone during Christmas break and was presented the game ball by Coach Brockman at last night's game against Green County. Boston then presented the basketball to his mother Dawn Devore. Metcalfe went on to win 51-40.

MCHS Launches Hornet Enterprises

Hornet Enterprises

Metcalfe County High School is proud to announce the new student-operated business "Hornet Enterprises."  Click "read more" for the press release about this new and exciting opportunity for students and the community.

Record Number of Runners Support Colton Erwin

Colton Erwin

A record number of people participated in this year's FROZEN 4 Run and 2 Mile Walk at Bowling Green's Ephram Park. More than 400 participants showed up on Jan. 4 to raise money for Metcalfe County senior Colton Erwin who is battling a form of testicular cancer. All proceeds will be given to Colton and his family to help with medical expenses. This is the second year MCHS student has benefited from the race. Last year's proceeds went to McKinley Crain, who is now in remission.

Inclement Weather Procedures

Inclement Weather Procedures

Metcalfe County is again participating in the Non-Traditional Instructional Day (NTID), or “Snow Day” project. On the days that 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. Click "read more" for additional details about our district's inclement weather procedures. 

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