On Friday, November 16, 2018, Boyle County Schools will dismiss two hours early to accommodate students, families and staff wishing to attend the Boyle County High School football game in Belfry, Kentucky. Please note that the game’s kick-off time has been moved up to 7:00 PM.
Last night, Boyle County High School (BCHS) hosted its eighth annual ACT Gala in recognition of the forty seniors who received a composite score of 28 or higher on the ACT.
In August, the Board of Education approved a two-year School Safety Strategic Plan aimed at strengthening safety efforts throughout the district. The $415,000 plan covers four focus areas, including mental health, safety drills and protocols, supervision and security—with seventeen stated goals and specific action plans.
The Boyle County Education Foundation, Inc. has launched a fundraising effort in support of the new Boyle County Schools Theatre for the Performing Arts. The goal for the Take a Seat campaign is to raise $125,000—the cost of purchasing and installing the theatre’s 500 seats. Campaign gifts of $250 will be recognized with an engraved plaque affixed to a seat.
Boyle County High School will be the site of a mock active shooter exercise on August 3, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Led by the Danville-Boyle County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), the full-scale exercise will test the responsiveness of local emergency agencies during an active shooter scenario.
Last night, the Boyle County Board of Education held the first reading of a three-year School Safety Strategic Plan. The draft plan, prepared by the Boyle County Schools’ Safety Strategic Planning Committee, outlines recommendations to add school resource officers, introduce a new visitor management system, expand safety trainings and enhance mental health support structures.
Sports Physicals for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm for $10. The event will be held at Ephraim McDowell Family and Internal Medicine located (across the street from the Bunny Davis Tennis Courts) at 105 Ponder Court, Suite 104, Danville, Kentucky.
The Boyle County school district is closed today due to a high volume of staff absences. By early this morning, one fourth of the district’s teachers had reported that they would not be at school today.
Earlier this week, many of our high school students participated in a face-to-face, honest conversation with administrators about safety in our schools. These powerful conversations left us hopeful for the future and determined to identify and reinforce our efforts.
The Board of Education approved a plan to amend the 2017 - 2018 school calendar by changing March 16 to an instructional day.
Boyle County Middle School 7th graders have opportunity to take part in oral health screening on February 21.
BCHS Football competes for its 8th state title! Coach Chuck Smith and the Boyle County Rebels punched their tickets to the Class 3A state final with a 14-7 victory over Elizabethtown on Friday.
Link to BCMS Jostens page
Boyle County High School and Danville High School officials have rescheduled their annual rivalry football game for Thursday, August 31, at 7:00 p.m. The game will be played at Danville’s Admiral Stadium.
On August 21, 2017, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. Millions of Americans in 12 states will watch day turn to night for a few minutes during this solar spectacle.
DANVILLE, KY – AUGUST 11, 2017 – Boyle County Schools will delay all school dismissals by one hour on Monday, August 21, to allow students to experience “The Great American Eclipse.”
ALL 7th and 8th grade students who participated in our "Pilot" Summer ChromeBook program will need to come by BCMS on Tuesday, August 8th for your device health check. Please remember to bring both your charger and Chromebook.
If you didn't take home a device this summer, you may pick up your ChromeBook and charger on this same date. If you are unable to come on this date, devices will be distributed on the first day of school.
Please remember that you must have your $50 school fees paid and an AUP (acceptable use policy) on file.
ALL 6th grade students will be receiving a NEW ChromeBook to use at BCMS this school year. You must have your $50 school fees paid, DDL (Digital Drivers License) completed and a BCMS AUP (acceptable use policy) on file. Fees and forms may be paid and turned in on Wednesday, August 9th at BCMS.
ChromeBooks will be distributed to 6th grade students on the second day of school through Social Studies classes.
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Nine outstanding teachers from across the state – three elementary, three middle and three high school teachers – were named semifinalists for the 2018 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, the Kentucky Department of Education and ValvolineTM . Ryan New, Boyle County High School Social Studies teacher was named as one of the three semifinalists for the high school category.
Teacher semifinalists were chosen based on their scores from the first round of judging, which was conducted by a blue-ribbon panel of veteran educators. Applications included information on nominees’ teaching philosophies, teaching experiences, involvement in their respective communities and letters of recommendation. Classroom visits and personal interviews with each of the nine semifinalists resulted in the selection of the 2018 Elementary School, Middle School and High School Teachers of the Year.
Permission slips for our summer Boyle County Accelerated Math Academy were sent out today. This is a great opportunity for your child to grow in math this summer. Sessions are from 4-6 pm from July 6 to August 8. Please return the slips by the end of the week, if possible, and let us know if you need another copy.
If you registered for Black and Gold we have schedule pick updates planned! There will be a parent meeting on June 13 at 6:30 at the High School. This is the first day schedules will be available for pickup. For our new parents, there will be a short meeting to go over the logistics of the week and answer questions.
It is important that you pick up schedules and paperwork PRIOR to the week of B&G. There are sheets that must be signed by parents and returned to us. If you are not able to make it the night of June 13, we have alternate dates available for pickup at Boyle County High School:
June 14 from 12:00-6:00
June 15 from 8:30-3:30
June 16 from 8:30-3:30
During any of these pickup dates, you will be able to go over transportation, discuss any health concerns, prepay for KONA Ice, purchase showcase dinner tickets, and get answers to any questions you might have.
We realize that some might be on vacation during the established pickup times. You can call Deanna Padgett at 236-6634 to schedule a different date for pickup after June 5.
The Boyle County Board of education will accept bids in its Central Office (1651 Perryville Rd Danville, KY-back of middle school location) until 10:00 AM, Friday, May 5, 2017
• Elevator Repair Services
• Lawn Maintenance (Mowing)
• Student Accident Insurance
• Workmen’s Compensation Insurance
• Property, Fleet, General Liability, Educators Legal Liability, and Umbrella Insurance
• Warewashing Chemical and Service
• Maintenance Uniforms
Bids will be opened Friday May 5th, 2017 at 1651 Perryville Rd. Danville, KY (back of middle school location). Specifications may be obtained at the address above. Packets may be picked up beginning April 24th, 2017 and after that date during the office hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, until the time mentioned above. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bid opening will be as follows on Friday May 5, 2017: Elevator Repair: 2:00 P.M Student Accident Insurance: 2:10 P.M. Lawn Maintenance: 2:15 P.M. Workmen’s Compensation Insurance: 2:20 P.M. Property, Fleet, General Liability, Educators Legal Liability and Umbrella Insurance: 2:30 P.M. Warewashing Chemical and Service: 3:15 P.M. Maintenance Uniforms: 3:20 P.M. Jennifer Newby, Chairperson Mike Lafavers, Secretary
Boyle County Schools Invitation to Bid The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office until 10:00 AM, Monday, April 10, 2017, for the t-shirts for the 2017 Black and Gold Academy. Specifications may be obtained at the central office (Back of the Middle School Location, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky, beginning March 20, 2017 and after that date during the office hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, until the time mentioned above. Bids will be opened at 11:00 AM on April 10, 2017. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Jennifer Newby, Chairperson Mike Lafavers, Secretary
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Monday, March 20, 2017 to Monday, April 10, 2017 on surplus items including but not limited to the following: Metro holding cabinet, scotsman ice machine and bin, set of bleachers, softball jerseys, copiers, assorted electronic equipment, TV, and other items– can be viewed school days from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM by contacting Central Office at 859-236-6634. Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 at the central office (Boyle County Middle School, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky. Bids will be opened at 1:00 PM on April 10, 2017. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Jennifer Newby, Chairperson Mike Lafavers, Secretary
Registration is now open for Boyle County's 6th Annual Summer Camp.
When: June 19-23
Where: Boyle County High School
Registration ends March 31
Each year the parents, students, and staff are asked to nominate someone they feel should be recognized as Classified Employee of the Year. This is different from the Teacher of the Year (nominated at each school by principals). If you would like to send out accolades to a teacher please contact the school principal directly.
Classified Employees are those that lend tremendous support to our teachers, students, and parents. They include: Instructional Assistants, Bus Drivers, Maintenance Personnel, Office Support, Custodians, School Secretaries, Food Service Personnel (including managers, cooks, monitors, director), Nurses, Family Youth Resource (FRYC's) Coordinators, School Resource Officers, etc... They are a vital component to what makes Boyle County so great!
Deadline is March 13, 2017
Please take a moment to put your nomination via the link below:
Time is running out to order your yearbooks. Click below to order online
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. If you are planning to make a delivery to your child's school on this day, please review information below.
Please remember that NO GLASS, POTTERY, ANYTHING BREAKABLE, BALLOONS, or LARGE STUFF ANIMALS are allowed to be taken home on the bus. This is a Kentucky State Transportation Law. Thank you for your corporation and we hope to make this a great day for our students.
The Middle School and High school will only accept deliveries from florist after 1:30 PM.
Students! We need your opinion on the Non-Traditional School Day. Please take a moment to complete survey by clicking on image below.
Invitation To Bid
The Infinite Campus Portal application will be unavailable December 23- December 30. During this time maintenance work will be done and a few upgrades put in place. Students, parents, and teachers will not have access to any of the Infinite Campus features.
Boyle County Middle School student, Miss Vanessa Ramos, was crowned Miss America Preteen 2017. During Thanksgiving week, Vanessa traveled with her family to Walt Disney World in Florida. She competed against 75 other girls in the Nation.
Full Press Release
Winter Book Fair December 5-9, 2016
Open during school hours 8 am-3:30 pm
Closes at 12 Noon on Friday
Books & Gifts for ALL AGES!
*Students will visit with their classes twice during the week.
Snack & Shop-Friday, December 2nd
Open 8 am-4:30 pm
Boyle County Schools To Unveil New Middle School Design
Girls softball tryouts will be Monday, Oct 31 after 5pm at Millennium park
Tryouts for girls Volleyball will be Nov. 3rd & 4th, 3:30-6pm
* You MUST have an updated sports physical to try out
* Physcical Forms http://www.boyle.kyschools.us/docs/MS%20Physical%20Exam%20Form%20.pdf
Details in the BCMS Office 236-4212
The Kentucky Department of Education recently released test scores from 2015-2016 KPREP state-wide assessment. In the past, Boyle County Schools has scored amongst the top school districts in the state, and this past year was no different. Boyle County Schools is currently the 4th ranked district in the state. We are also the highest ranking county district in the state for the third consecutive year.
To read the article on the Advocate Messenger click here.
To read the press release from Boyle County Schools click here.
Recently, Mike LaFavers, Superintendent of Boyle County Schools, testified in favor of the Non-Traditional Instruction program. He was featured in an article on the Kentucky School Boards Association website.
To read the full article, click here.
Last night Boyle County Schools was alerted, by local law enforcement, that a homicide had occurred in the Junction City community. As with any similar situation we will take all precautions necessary to ensure the well being and safety of all our students. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to local law enforcement.
Tuesday, August 16
Boyle County Middle School Cafeteria
Your feedback is requested in the design process for the new middle school. There will be a brief presentation followed by a question and answer session. There are many details that have yet to be defined. All feedback will be collected and used in future planning.
Example of topics to be covered:
*This above only serves as a sample and is not a comprehensive list.
Unable to attend, but would still like to submit feedback? Click here: Online Feedback
Black and Gold is now only a week away and we are so excited!
It is very important that all parents finalize their child's registration. This includes signing a code of conduct, picking up transportation documents, and confirming emergency contact information. We have several options for pick up times.
June 7th - 6:30-7:30 at BCHS (after the new parent meeting)
June 8th -- 8:30-3:30 at Central Office (Park in the lot between Woodlawn and BCMS. The door is located towards the bypass on the south side of the middle school building)
June 9th -- 12:30 - 7:30 at BCHS
June 10th -- 8:30 - 3:30 BCHS
If you are new to Black and Gold this year, there will be a new parent meeting on June 7th before schedule pick up at 6:00 pm at BCHS.
IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT TO ONE OF THE DATES ABOVE, YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE PLANS TO WALK YOUR CHILD INTO THE BUILDING ON THE FIRST DAY OF BLACK AND GOLD TO CHECK YOUR CHILD IN.
If you have any questions, please call (859) 236-6634.
As part of Seed Change, Boyle County School District has been designated one of two Farm to School Demonstration Sites in Kentucky, highlighting their work as leaders in the state. In addition to building an outdoor classroom, increasing our garden size and upgrading our current greenhouse, the district has hosted 2 trainings for 30 school professionals from across the state to help increase these opportunities for all students.
At these trainings, Boyle County School District showcased school garden, greenhouses and the hydroponic lettuce raised for our students and inspired other schools to grow their own farm to school programs. These trainings gave attendees an opportunity to participate in a hands-on, peer learning experience with other teachers, food service personnel, parents and students across the state to share farm to school concepts, best practices, challenges and questions.
Congratulations to the Boyle County Girls Track Team. They won state this evening!
If you were part of the Gifted and Talented program this year, Please take this brief survey. Thanks
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office (Back of the Middle School Location, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky until 2:00 PM, June 1, 2016, for the following:
• Architectural Services
• Food Service Dishwashing Supplies and Services
• Boyle County High School Softball Field Drainage Project
Specifications may be obtained at the central office, 1651 Perryville Road, Door 8 -back
Boyle County Middle School location, Danville, Kentucky, or the District Web-site (www.boyle.kyschools.us) beginning May 23, 2016 and after that date during the office hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, until the time mentioned above.
The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
Stephen Tamme, Chairperson
Mike Lafavers, Secretary
"Sports Physicals for 2016-2017 will be held on Wednesday May 11, 2016 at Bluegrass Immediate Care from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The cost is $10. All proceeds go towards buying medical supplies for the athletic program. Bluegrass Immediate Care (BIC) is located on 478 Whirl-A-Way Drive, just off the bypass. Please have the forms signed prior to arriving at BIC. You can pick up blank forms at BCHS and BCMS. Forms can also be printed off at the following link:
The annual Prince & Princess Prom is upon us. This is always an awesome event. The evening is FULL of fun, fashion, and (of course) dancing!
Tickets are only $5.00.
Date/Time: May 13 at 6:00 PM
Location: High School.
BCMS CHEER TRYOUTS 2016-2017
TRYOUT SCHEDULE Tuesday, May 10th--3:30 to 5:00--CLINIC (Parent meeting will be held afterward) Wednesday, May 11th--3:30 to 5:00--CLINIC...
Each year the parents, students, and staff are asked to nominate someone they feel should be recognized as Classified Employee of the Year. This is different from the Teacher of the Year (nominated at each school by principals). If you would like to send out accolades to a teacher please contact the school principal directly. Classified Employees are those that lend tremendous support to our teachers, students, and parents. They include: Instructional Assistants, Bus Drivers, Maintenance Personnel, Office Support, Custodians, School Secretaries, Food Service Personnel (including managers, cooks, monitors, director), Family Resource Centers, Nurses, etc... They are a vital component to what makes Boyle County so great! Deadline is April 28, 2016. Nominate now: http://goo.gl/forms/KCC0zTKluf
Sports Physicals for 2016-2017 will be held on Wednesday May 11, 2016 at Bluegrass Immediate Care from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The cost is $10. All proceeds go towards buying supplies for the Athletic Training Program. Bluegrass Immediate Care (BIC) is located on 478 Whirl-A-Way Drive, just off the bypass. Please have the forms signed prior to arriving at BIC. You can pick up blank forms at BCHS and BCMS. The forms can also be printed from the physicals page on www.bcathletictraining.weebly.com
The Strike Out Cancer Event is a yearly tradition for the Boyle County Rebels Baseball Team. The team is selling t-shirts with proceeds going to Freear’s Hope Foundation, which provides assistance to cancer patients. Shirts are $10 each. Please add $2 for 2XL shirts. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, please return money and order form to your school by Friday, April 8th . This year’s event will take place April 19th at Boyle County Baseball Field. Please wear your shirt and support BC Baseball as they Strike Out Cancer.
KPREP dates will be May 9-13, 8am-12 daily and 7th grade will only be May 9-12.
Please encourage your student to be here during that time and make every effort to schedule appointments accordingly.
The High School Colorguard will be hosting 2016 Cast Auditions the week of April 11th!
Times: April 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th from 3:30-6:00pm, 16th from 10:00-5:00pm (Lunch is 1:00-2:00, Not Provided)
Where: Band Room on Monday and Tuesday, Middle School gym on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!
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The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office until 11:00 AM, Monday, April 11, 2016, for the painting of the Boyle County High School gymnasium. Specifications may be obtained at the central office (Back of the Middle School Location, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky, beginning March 28, 2016 and after that date during the office hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, until the time mentioned above. Bids will be opened at 2:00 PM on April 11, 2016.
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Monday, March 28, 2016 for surplus item -1984 Croppie CR Cruiser Boat, which can be viewed school days from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM by contacting Central Office at 859-236-6634.
Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. Monday, April, 11, 2016 at the central office (Boyle County Middle School, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky.
Bids will be opened at 1:00 PM on April 11, 2016.
Seniors will be walking the stage on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30.
The Board meeting for this evening has been cancelled. A makeup date will be announced soon.
Save the Date!
What: Boyle County FRYSCky Girls Night Out Purse Auction!
When: Saturday, March 19th at 2 pm - 6 pm
Where: BCHS Cafeteria
Why: To benefit the BC Family Resource and Youth Service Centers
Join us for live and silent auctions, refreshments, door prizes, and more!
Both the Middle School and High School Academic Teams have had enormous success in this year's competitions.
Boyle County Schools Invitation to Bid
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Friday, February 26, 2016 for surplus item -1984 Croppie CR Cruiser Boat, which can be viewed school days from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM by contacting Central Office at 859-236-6634. Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the central office (Boyle County Middle School, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky. Bids will be opened at 1:00 PM on March 8, 2016.
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office until 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, for the Purchase of Maintenance Pick-up Truck. Specifications may be obtained at the central office (Back of the Middle School Location), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky, beginning February 26, 2016 and after that date during the office hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, until the time mentioned above. Bids will be opened at 1:30 PM on March 8, 2016.
The Boyle County Middle School Forensics Team, led by coach Frieda Gebert, is taking the 2015-2016 season by storm! The team has competed in three tournaments so far this year, and will compete in one final tournament this Saturday in Lexington. At each of the tournaments so far, at least two students have reached the finals, qualifying them to compete at the State Forensics Tournament this March.
Due to the incoming severe weather, the main campus will be closed Friday through Sunday afternoon. Tentative plans are to reopen campus on 1/24 for practices and other events. However, this may change based on the weather and road conditions. Updates will be available here, facebook, and twitter. Please check the status before venturing out. Stay warm. Be Safe!
Please take a few minutes to take a quick Survey about BCMS https://docs.google.com/a/boyle.kyschools.us/forms/d/18W7fF8ba1I1bVWUo5eZkVdNEd36ARa1mdku_O-80aaU/edit#
At the regular Board of Education meeting held on October 15, the board approved the Boyle County Planning Committee's recommendation considering changes to the current District Facilities Plan. A hearing officer was also appointed for the public hearing to be held on Monday, October 19. The meeting will be take place in the library of the Boyle County High School at 7:30 (local time). The hearing will be for purpose of recording testimony concerning the District Facilities plan,
- Renovate the current Middle School to make into a new space for Woodlawn Elementary.
- Repurpose Woodlawn Elementary to be used for an Alternative School, Central Office, and Central Storage
- Build a new Middle School
Friday marked the first day of the Chromebook 1:1 roll out at the High School. Senior students were given their devices, and completed a brief training on how to operate their machines. The roll out will continue this week with the High School and Middle Schools. Over the course of the this week, 1800 devices will be handed out to students and these devices will be used to enhance instruction all over the district.
Teachers will be using Converge, which is the new Learning Management System being used by Boyle County, in classrooms at all schools. This will allow students to access curriculum and resources both at school and at home.
Feedback so far has been very positive, and we can't wait to see how the 1:1 Chromebooks change instruction in our classrooms!
Boyle County Drama Instructor and Opera Singer, Frieda Gebert, had the opportunity to travel to Recife, Brazil for three weeks this summer to teach master classes for to a group of 25 Brazilian singers from all across Brazil.
We are so excited to start the 2015-16 school year! Here is a message from Mr. Lafavers, Superintendent of Boyle County Schools.
Join us Sunday, August 16 from 4:00-6:30 and meet the 2015-16 Boyle County Football players.
Fun for all. There will be food, games (including a dunking booth for coaches), and an opportunity to hang out with the football players.
Farmers National Bank will be sponsoring the annual WTVQ Channel 36 Football Blitz. This year, the Boyle County Rebels feature will air on Thursday, August 6th at 11:00 pm. Be sure to tune in!
For students (grades 6-12 ) to receive a ChromeBook there are criteria that must be met:
1- Fees Paid
2- AUP/Parent Permission Form
If you would like to get a jump on the necessary paperwork, you can download the forms here: AUP/PARENT PERMISSION FORM
For additional information, Parent Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
BCMS: August 10 at 6:00 PM
BCHS: August 6 @ 6:30 PM
The supply list is FINALLY here ! There may be a few other things your student will need. This year is a transition year with our 1:1 Chromebook program, so there may be a few things needed throughout the year. Once you pick up your schedule and find out what related arts classes you will have, you may have a few more items to pick up, but this should get the majority.
COMBINED 2015 SUPPLY LISTS
Also, It's highly recomended that 6th, 7th and some 8th graders graders get locks (for their lockers). (Some 8th grade lockers have built in locks)
The 2015-16 school year is fast approaching, and with it, our 1:1 Chromebook roll out! The Chromebooks will create new learning opportunities and we are excited to see students in action with these devices in the classroom.
We realize parents are curious about policies and procedures regarding the Chromebooks. To address some of these questions, we will be holding informational sessions for parents at both the High School and the Middle School prior to the start of school.
The informational session at the High School will take place on August 6th from 6:30-7:30 in the cafeteria.
The Middle School informational session will take place on August 10th from 6-8 pm in conjunction with Back to School night.
For more information about the Chromebook, click here. To see a "parent guide" about our new policies and procedures, click here.
This years supply list are going to look a little different with the addition of the 1:1 program (lap tops). (you will get a lot more information about that later). We are working on what the supply list will look like. Our goal is to get it out by midweek next week. We will post it on our FACEBOOK, here, Walmart, Office Depot and hopefully at the entrance of our school.
This is for students are brand new to the BC District, NOT students coming from one of our 3 elementary schools.
New Boyle County Student Enrollment Form
Please come by the school and vote.
You will need to vote for up to 2 of the following 3 canidates:
student survey. http://survey.brightbytes.net/s3/c2956da6c197
Boyle County Middle School Nomination form for Site Based Council & PTO Executive Board
PTO offices are:
Co-President, Co-Vice President, Co-Secretary, Co-Treasurer, Co-Parent Volunteer Coordinator
Please return this completed nomination form to the front office at BCMS on TUESDAY May 26, 2015 to be put on the ballot for the election on THURSDAY, May 28, 2015. DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM
For the 2015-16 School Year each school will host an Open House and/or Scheule Pick up times. Listed below are the dates for each location.
Boyle County High School:
Aug 4 (Senior/Freshman Schedule Pick-up)
Aug 6 (Junior/Sophomore Schedule Pick-up)
Boyle County Middle School:
Aug 6-7: Schedule Pick-ups
Aug 10: Open House 6:00-8:00 PM
Junciton City Elementary:
Aug 10: Open House 6:00-7:30 PM
July 30: Back-to-School Fair 5:30-7:00 PM
July 30: Registration 5:00-8:00 PM
Aug 10: Back to School Picnic 5:00-7:00 PM
A parent meeting will be held on June 9th at the High School at 6:30. During this time you can pick up your child's schedule for the summer academy, check on bus transportation (for PES and JCES only), get your car tag, speak with a nurse on any health concerns, and much more! If you cannot attend this meeting, you can pick up schedules on June 11th (12:30- 8:00 PM) or June 12th (8:30-3:30) at the High School.
If you haven't had a chance to read about the programs and initiatives at Boyle County Schools, check out our 2014-15 Yearly Publication!
Do you have a current 8th grader?
Yes, it's hard to believe he/she will be a Freshman next year! The High School's annual orientation will be held Thursday, April 23rd from 7:00-9:00 PM at the High School. All current 8th graders and their parents are invited to attend!
On April 1, 2015, Boyle County Schools was recongized as a District of Distinction by the Kentucky Board of Education. This is an honor bestowed to only 7 districts this year. To qualify as a District of Distinction, a district has to have an overall accountability score at the 95th percentile or higher (based on achievement, gap, growth, college- and careerreadiness and graduation rate), meet its current year Annual Measurable Objective, have at least a 95 percent participation rate, and not have a Focus or Priority School in the district. The achievement data is based on K-PREP testing in spring 2014.
In May all 3-12 students in the state of Kentucky will be participating in K-Prep testing. Please ensure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a good breakfast this day. Also, please do not schedule appointments that would require your child to miss during the testing window.
Elementary: May 13-19
Middle School: May 11-15
High School: May 11-18
At the March Board meeting, the 2014-15 calendar was adjusted for lost days due to snow days (not including Non-Traditional Days).
May 19: School IS in ession
May 25: Memorial Day- No School
May 28: Last Day for students
May 29: Graduation at the High School
Each year the parents, students, and staff are asked to nominate someone they feel should be recognized as Classified Employee of the Year.
Classified Employees are those that lend tremendous support to our teachers, students, and parents. They include: Instructional Assistants, Bus Drivers, Maintenance Personnel, Office Support, Custodians, School Secretaries, Food Service Personnel (including managers, cooks, monitors, director), Nurses, etc... They are a vital component to what makes Boyle County so great!
Deadline is March 26, 2015.
Nominate Now: http://goo.gl/forms/ld2bXjMM82
Black and Gold 2015: Everything is Awesome!
With over 75 titles in grades K-8 there is something for everyone. Black and Gold Academy is an exciting summer enrichment opportunity. Included in B&G is a full week of activities presented in an innovative and engaging format. Deadline is March 25, 2015
Last week, Assistant Superintendent David Young, and Perryville Curriculum Coach Maureen Elwyn, spoke at the annual Kentucky School Boards Association Conference about how Boyle County is measuring student growth in 21st Century Skills within the PGES evaluation system.
The spring fundraiser kickoff was today!! Students will be bringing home packets full of information. For the next two weeks, we will be selling magazines/magazine renewals and tumblers! Our goal is to raise enough money to finish our outdoor patio and to work towards one to one devices so all students have a chrome book. TONIGHT their goal is to put 5 names and address in the postcard booklet and return TOMORROW (make sure we can read them). Students who turn this in tomorrow will get a 'text pen' and a pack of skittles. Then, for the next two weeks the goal is to sell as many magazines (or renewals if someone already receives magazines) and tumblers. BCMS receives FORTY percent of the cost of the magazine as opposed to the publisher receiving 100%. The fundraiser ends 3/17. Students selling will have the opportunity to earn prizes!
7th grade Gifted and Talented Art student, Baxter Guthrie, submitted a design for the Great American Brass Band Festival Youth T-Shirt Contest. Baxter's design was selected from a number of submissions as the winner. His name and design will be used on all of the youth t-shirts at the 2015 Festival.
Four Boyle County Middle School Academic Team Members have qualified to compete in the KAAC State Governor's Cup Competition on March 14-16 at the Galt House in Louisville.
Farhan Muhammad and Karan Desai will both be competing in Math Written Assessment. Jaelyn Young will be competing in Written Composition, and Faris Allahham will be competing in Science Written Assessment and Arts and Humanities.
We wish these students well as they represent BCMS in the Governor's Cup!
Middle school baseball tryouts will be on
Sat. Feb. 28, 10-12 and Sun. March 1, 2-4
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept sealed bids in its Central Office for the purpose of purchasing Chromebooks for Boyle County High School and Boyle County Middle School beginning February 23, 2015. Bids will be accepted until March 5, 2015 at 9:00 AM. See bid information by clicking link below.
Parent Feedback Needed! If you have a child in any of the BC elementary schools or in middle school, please take a moment to participate in a short survey on Spanish instruction in our schools. Thank you!
BCMS & BCHS will accept deliveries AFTER 1:00 on Feb. 13th
For Safety reasons, please remember that NO glass, pottery or anything breakable, balloons, or large stuffed animals are allowed to be taken home on the bus, This is a Ky State Transportation Law. Thank you for your corporation!
PARENT FEED BACK - please take a minute to answer a few questions and tell us your thoughts about our Non-Traditional Day
Boyle County Schools is one of 13 districts in Kentucky given the opportunity to pilot Non-Traditional School Days to avoid losing instructional time due to snow days. We had a very successful first Non-Traditional day, and look forward to hearing more feedback from students and parents. To read an article featuring Boyle County Schools about our first ever Non-Traditional day click here
Still haven't completed the survey about how your NT day went? click here
With our first Non-Traditional School Day in the books, we would love feedback from students, parents, and teachers so that we can improve our Non-Traditional Days in the future. Because this is an innovative new approach to dealing with snow days, we anticipate that there will be a few issues to be worked out, and we thank everyone for their patience. From what we have seen thus far, we are very pleased with the participation and effort put in by our students, parents, and staff. Keep up the good work!
If you would like to participate in the survey about Non-Traditional Days, click here.
Jenna Blair, Chelsea Clark, and Kacie Arnold had the opportunity to share some best practices with Eastern Kentucky University Student Teachers at the EKU “Boot Camp” event for education majors on January 21st . Jenna Blair and Chelsea Clark presented to 75 Elementary Education Students prior to being sent out to their student teaching placements in two- hour and a half sessions. Kacie Arnold also represented Boyle County Schools at this event by presenting to a group of Middle School Education Students.
At Boyle County Schools, we are constantly evaluating our practices to ensure that we are providing the best possible environment for our students, parents, and staff. We welcome all students and parents to participate in a survey about their experiences so that we can use their feedback to continue to improve.
If you are a parent and want to take the survey, click here
If you are a student and want to take the survey, click here
A Kentucky Teacher Featured Article discusses Math Design Collaborative, which is being used in all schools in the Boyle County District.
To read the full article click here
Breakfast and Lunch Menu for January- March
For several years, Boyle County Schools has been in the forefront of new developments in education, using many innovative instructional strategies to further improve student growth. One such strategy being used in 4th-12th grade classrooms comes from the Math Design Collaborative, a joint effort between the district, the Kentucky Department of Education, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. MDC structures are used to teach the Common Core math standards, as well as the 8 mathematical practices outlined in the standards. These practices include abstract reasoning, perseverance, and constructing and critiquing arguments. Assistant Superintendent, David Young, explains how MDC has been incorporated into the Boyle County evaluation system in an effort to measure skill growth in students: “Math Design Collaborative units, along with Literacy Design Collaborative and Project Based units, have been built into the Deeper Learning segment of PGES (the evaluation system) as a lens through which we see 21st Century Skill Growth in students. As a result, our students are learning how to communicate, problem solve, and think critically in mathematical settings – skills which will pay huge dividends for them in their lives.”
During the winter months, there are several factors that play into school delays and closings. One important factor is wind chill. Boyle County Schools will be monitoring the National Weather Service to determine when school should be closed, or if the start time should be delayed. There are two possible scenarios that come from the National Weather Service in regards to wind chill. This may be either a Wind Chill Advisory or a Wind Chill Warning.
A Wind Chill Advisory indicates that the wind chill is between -10 and -24 degrees and wind speed is atleast 10 MPH.
A Wind Chill Warning indicates that the wind chill is -25 degrees or below and that the wind speed is atleast 10 MPH.
In the event that there is a Wind Chill Warning for the Boyle County area for the time the school day begins, we will close schools. This decision will likely be made the morning of the day in question, as it is difficult to predict wind chill in advance.
If there is a Wind Chill Advisory, schools will likely remain open unless there are bus fleet issues or mechanical problems in the school buildings. This will be assessed by 6:00 am.
As always, the safety of our staff and students is our top priority when making the decision to delay or close school.
The Board approved the 2015-2016 calendar during the regular session in December.
Aug 12: First Day for Students
Sept 7: Labor Day, No School
Oct 5-9: Fall Break
Nov 3: Staff Development Day, No School
Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break
Dec 21-Jan 1: Winter Break
Jan 4: Staff Development Day, No School
Jan 18: Martin Luther King Day, No School
Mar 18: Staff Development Day, No School
Mar 28-Apr 1: Spring Break
May 18: Last Day for Students
Click here for full calendar
Four Boyle County High School Freshmen advanced to the Young Entreprenuers Academy National Semi-Finals after presenting their business plan for the "Puter Juicer", which is what they named their solar powered computer charger.
To read an article on KSBA about the success of BCHS YEA click here.
We are already planning for Black and Gold Academy 2015!
This academy is open to all Boyle County students. Breakfast, Lunch, Two Enrichment Courses, Fitness Activities, a T-shirt, and much more are offerred during this week long camp.
Look for more information following winter break.
Central Offices will be open on the following dates during the winter break from 8:30-3:30:
Monday, December 22
Tuesday, December 23
Friday, December 26
Monday, December 29
Tuesday, December 30
Reminder: Students return from winter break Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
Parents- Your input is needed! If you have a child in Boyle County Schools, please take a moment to complete a short survey. The information collected is being used to gauge technology access and its impact on teaching and learning. It is completely anonymous. Please click on the school that your child attends to activate the survey.
Boyle County High School
Boyle County Middle School
Junction City Elementary
This past weekend, the marching rebels traveled to Paris, KY to compete in the 2014 KMEA State Marching Band Championships, where the top 16 marching bands in the state competed at Bourbon County High School. Boyle County finished semifinals in 4th place with an overall score of 89.45, which was just 5 points below the Russell County Marching Band, who finished first in semifinals.
The top four marching bands from each class qualified to compete in State Finals at the Roy Kidd Stadium in Richmond, KY later that evening. The Marching Rebels ended their season by placing 4th in the state for class AAA. The rebels had an amazing year and look forward to improving even further in the coming years.
Congrats to our Marching Rebels!
PICTURE DAY is OCTOBER 30th
The Boyle County Youth Football League is hosting their 3rd annual Rebel Bowl as the League’s main fundraiser this Saturday, August 30th. There are 30 regional teams playing 15 games with about 12 of those teams being local. The players will be 1st-6th graders. This event helps keep our kids outfitted in the most updated equipment and pay other league expenses. Check out the rising rebels some youth football between 9:00 am and 8:30 pm. The full schedule can be found on the boyle county youth football league’s Facebook page.
BCMS Principal, Steve Karsner went on a trip to China to study school leadership, and how to improve Chinese instruction at the Middle School. He was recently featured in a KSBA News Article. Check it out here!
School is out, which means Black and Gold is quickly approaching. This is everything you will need to know if your child is enrolled in Black and Gold Academy 2014.
For the first time in many years, two Boyle County High School students have been accepted into the prestigious Business & Accounting Summer Education (BASE) camp.
There will be a fundraiser at Orange Leaf today (May 6th) with proceeds going towards fixing the KSD pool. The weather is perfect for some frozen yogurt, and the pool will benefit the Boyle County and Danville Swim Teams, so print out the attached flyer and take it with you to Orange Leaf, and 20% of your purchase will go towards the pool!
There was an error in last night's Advocate Messenger notifcation. The corrected information is below:
The Boyle County Board of Education will have two meetings tonight, May 1, 2014. The first is a regular working session beginning at 6:00 PM. There will be no actions taken during this meeting. Agenda will include discussions on Budgets, Renovations, Transportation, Access Road Update and Property.
The second meeting is a special called Board meeting at 7:45 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to hire a consultant for auxiliary field renovations, Approve/Accept/Award bids and revise BG-1 for the Junction City Elementary emergency roof replacement,
The meetings will be held at the Boyle County High School library.
Classified Employees are those that lend tremendous support to our teachers, students, and parents. They include: Instructional Assistants, Bus Drivers, Maintenance Personnel, Office Support, Custodians, School Secretaries, Food Service Personnel (including managers, cooks, monitors, director), Nurses, etc... They are a vital component to what makes Boyle County so great!
The Boyle County Board of Education was faced with the difficult task of amending the 2013-2014 calendar to make up snow days. Even though there is still pending legislation that may provide districts with relief, the board felt they could wait no longer to amend the calendar. The following changes were made to the calendar:
-First three days of Spring Break are now instructional (March 31, April 1 & 2)
-Memorial Day is now an instructional day
-Last Day for students is June 6
"With less than 8 days until spring break it is unfair to our students, parents, and staff to wait any longer," said Mike LaFavers. No matter where the days are made up (at the end of the calendar or by using planned holidays) changes put a burden on many.
Read about how Boyle County Schools are using PGES here
Registration is now open for Black and Gold Academy 2014. Packets are being sent home with students on March 18, 2014.
Online registration is also available. You will still need to send back the transportation page and signature page. For each child you'll need to do a separate registration.
**NOTE**Online registration issues now have been resolved. You should be able to complete without errors
Register for K-2 Academy
Register for 3-4 Academy
Register for 5-8 Academy
Register for 9-12 Academy
Registration Packet(with signature sheet)
Fourth and fifth grade students from Junction City Elementary and Perryville Elementary Schools will be performing the National Anthem at the boys basketball this evening. The home game will be held against Wayne County. The game starts at 7:30 with the National Anthem performance beginning at 7:25.
Come out and support all our students as they show their artistic and athletic talents.
The Kentucky Department of Education recently compiled a video of superintendents in Kentucky explaining how their district sets student growth goals. Boyle County Superintendent Mike Lafavers is featured in this video. If you want to know how our district compares to other districts in terms of goal setting, check out the video here.
Congratulations to Natalie and Hunter Hayes as they qualified to go to the High School State Swim meet !!
Reminder that helium balloons and glass vases are not allowed on school buses. Please keep this in mind for Friday. Thank You.
Congratulations to Tech Rebel robotics team members and team captains Cooper Lindberg and Jacob Pierce for advancing to the 2014 Kentucky VEX Robotics state competition. This year’s state event will be held February 15th at the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Boyle County High School Principal, Will Begley, was selected as the “KASSP Principal of the Year.” This is the highest award given to a secondary principal by the Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals.
We are thrilled to announce that Boyle County High School has hired Chuck Smith to be the head coach of the Boyle County Rebels Football Team.
#unitedinorange day Friday to support our BC alum Jacob TammeWe are very Proud of Him!
Mrs. Mullaney's class planned a Christmas Tea for their parents and some staff members. They worked very hard on the menu and making all the treats themselves.
Ornaments made by the GT art students for our NYC tree at the Community Arts Center
Walk into Mr. Kendrick or Mr. Webb's sixth grade social studies classes and you may be surprised at what awaits you. Students are eager to tell you about some fantastic getaways. They have spent last couple of weeks planning trips: Around the world. These mini travel agents are ready to sell you on some great vacation options. Choices range from Vienna to China.
Both Central Office locations (Middle School and Citation Drive) will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30-3:30 PM
Thanks and have a wonderful break!
Rebels with a Cause- Show your support & your spirit at tonight's game. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. We can support our Rebels AND help with Childhood Cancer programs here in our community by buying these tee-shirts.
Rebels with a Cause t-shirts are available at Travel Leaders & Heritage Hospice!
Youth M ~ adult XL-$10.00 (2X & 3X- $15.00)
They will also be available TONIGHT at the Rebel Family Social Pre-game meal at BCHS cafeteria. Let's blackout Danville Stadium!
"Kick Hunger Out of Danville/Boyle County"- During the game tonight the competition between our two districts will be brought to the stands. Students will be collecting nonperishable food items to benefit the Harvesting Hope Food Pantry here in Danville. This is a friendly competition with a greater cause.
Student representatives from Boyle and Danville will be at each gate of Admiral Stadium to collect and count the items. The winner will be announced between the 3rd and 4th quarter.
Be sure to check your pantry before you leave for the game tonight.
Our offices will be closed July 4 and July 5. Have a safe holiday!
Tomorrow will be the deadline for ordering Friday night dinner tickets. Remember, all black and gold academy students will eat free. All others are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children ages 2-17.
The celebration will begin at 5:30 PM at the High School. The students have been doing some amazing things this week and can't wait to show off! Come join the fun.
Also, our Black and Gold Media Corp has been hard at work capturing the events of the week in pictures and video. There will be a DVD available for purchase. The price is $10 until tomorrow. After that time they will be $15 a piece. Pre order yours now!
Boyle County (29-8) will be making another state title run in the Rawlings/KHSAA State Tournament at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro. The Rebels will be representing the 12th Region and play 14thRegion champ Estill County (23-15) in a rematch from the regular season. The Lady Engineers lost to the Rebels 10-0 on May 7th at Rebel Stadium.
Show your Pride & Support!
The Rebels will be having a state tournament send-off at the entrance of the high school Wedensday at 9:00am. Everyone please come out see the champs before they represent the Boyle County area in Owensboro.
It's official. Boyle County has a new website. As we move things over you may need to visit our old site: Old Website
Guest speakers Scott Harvey, Jeremy Congdon and Lisa Dollins will discussed strategies and practical advice for helping tweens and teens develop a positive digital footprint during this free community-wide event.
Board of Education approves plan to attend school on Presidents' Day, February 19. The updated calendar is now available.
New student registration July 24th and Aug. 3rd 8:30-11:30 and 1:00-3:00.
New enrollments only. If you were at a Boyle County school last year, you just need to come pick up your schedule on August 8th and 9th.
Please bring a copy of :
Regular testing sessions will begin first thing each morning and end by about 12:00 each day.
Please help with the following things to help assure that our students perform well:
Thanks for your help!
Each year an estimated 775,000 family members are impacted by the suicide attempt or death of a loved one. Countless others are concerned about friends. Unfortunately suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenager and young adults. In response to new Kentucky legislation regarding suicide prevention training and awareness all our middle school students will have the opportunity to participate in a Suicide Prevention and Teen Depression Awareness class during the week of August 29th. A parent letter is coming home this week with more details. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call your school counselor, Shannon Holland or Kathy Douglas at 236-4212
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Together, we can create awareness and give emotional support to those who may be contemplating suicide. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
We will have a school wide Open House on Aug. 16th, 5:30 - 7:00.
This will be a chance for parents to meet the teachers.
Last week, Boyle County High School (BCHS) received a very prestigious recognition. The College Board, which is the developer and the administrator of Advanced Placement (AP) exams and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), recognizes the top districts in the United States and Canada with regards to success on the AP exam each year. Success is defined by the College Board as the ability of a school district to get more students to take AP classes and AP exams and, at the same time, aggressively increase the number of students passing the exams. Last year, BCHS had 240 AP exams taken and an AP pass rate of 75%. Below you can find a chart showing how aggressively BCHS has increased participation and pass rate since 2008. Superintendent Mike Lafavers was thrilled by this recent recognition. “The fact that more and more BCHS students are being successful on AP exams speaks to the intentional structures the school has put in place to guarantee college success for students. Furthermore, the preparation Boyle County students receive in elementary school (Junction City, Perryville and Woodlawn) and middle school (Boyle County Middle) is as good as any in the nation.” said LaFavers. The Kentucky Department of Education press release is attached and provides more details.
To read the article on Central KY News, click here.
You are invited to attend BCMS Snack & Shop!
Friday, December 5th from 8 am-- 4:30 pm.
This event is a “KICK OFF” to our
Winter Book Fair at BCMS. (Dec 8--12, 2014)
BCMS Pie Fund Raiser will continue until Nov. 7th. Pies will be delievered on Nov. 18. Please make checks payable to MARKET DAY.
If you have any questions concerning this fundraiser , please contact our Market Day Representative, Elaine Nichols at 270-307-0925
Thank You for your support!
Notification letters have been mailed to households whose children qualify for free or reduced meals for the 2014-15 school year. If you have not received a letter and think you should, please contact the Food Service Department at 859-236-6634 extension 3046 or 3021. Student eligibilities have carried over from the preceding school year. Those eligibilities will expire and your child(ren) will change to full paid on September 19th unless we have current information. If you have any questions, please contact us.
The BCMS Back to School Dance will be held on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Tickets are $5.00 per person and will be sold during the BCMS Back to School Night on August 11th and during lunch on August 14th and 15th. Parent volunteers are needed to chaperone and sell concessions during the dance. If you would like to help, please email Deetra Llamas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NO SCHOOL on MEMORIAL DAY
Come join us to watch come amazing talented BCMS students on March 11 at 6:30 in the BCMS Gym. You will be able to vote for your favorite contestant.
Last day to order yearbooks at BCMS is Wednesday. Online sales end 1/31!
Life Skills students are engaged in Food Truck Nutrition a project based learning experience.
Students applied basic nutrition and consumerism skills to design food trucks for our community.
Come out to an early shopping event for the Winter book Fair and register your child for prizes on Friday, December 6th from 8:00-4:30 in the BCMS Library Media Center!
Our 8th grade students will be taking the ACT EXPLORE test on the mornings of Sept. 17,18 and 19th. More information will be coming home later. Please try not to schedule appointments for that morning.
Sponsored by the BC Farm Bureau Women's Committee
Schedules for all students will be available on the first day of school. When students arrive at school, they will report to the gym. Team rosters will be posted around the gym and your student will look for his or her name. They will report to that first period teacher and will get their schedule then. There will plenty of staff available to help direct students where they need to go, throughout the day.
We will be offering physical exams, dental screenings and immunizations on July 24th at JES from 10:00-2:00
Immunizations are available only for those who have Medicaid, KCHIP or do not have health insurance that covers vaccines.
Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner, Stephen Pruitt, has appointed Laura Guerrant to the Boyle County Board of Education as the Division #5 representative. Guerrant took the oath of office on Thursday, April 12, at a special called board meeting.
The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Boyle County Board of Education.
DEAR STUDENT ATHLETE AND PARENT:
ATTENTION: This year’s physicals will be conducted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM for those athletes that will be competing in middle school or high school sports. The cost for each athlete will again be $10.00. Everyone will come to Bluegrass Immediate Care for the physicals. A parent or guardian MUST sign forms or the physical will NOT be given. Please fill out ATHLETE'S social security number and Health Insurance information on the physical form. The doors of Bluegrass Immediate Care will open at 5:30pm. Please check the school’s website for the information or contact Jeremy Johnson, ATC @236-5047 extension 3009.
ChromeBook Distribution 7th & 8th Grades (ONLY)
August 3rd (Wednesday)
Students may pick up their ChromeBooks when they pick up their schedules
provided the following conditions have been met:
*School Fees have been paid
*AUP signed by student and parent/guardian (acceptable use policy)
*DDL has been passed for the 2016-17 school year
If 7th and 8th have already passed their DDL as a middle school student they don't have to do it again.
All new 6th graders must have passed the DDL to get a Chromebook.
After school has started, we will get Chromebooks out to the 6th graders and they will have a chance ( if needed ) to complete their DDL at school.
Great link and some help with it, on our Library Media Center page.
The board has approved the School Calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. Here are some key dates:
Aug. 8- Opening Day
Aug 10- First Day for students
Sept. 5- Labor Day/ No School
Oct 10-14 Fall Break
Nov 7- Staff Development Day
Nov 8- Election Day/ No School
Nov 23-25- Thanksgiving Break
Dec 19-30- Winter Break
Jan 2- Staff Development Day
Jan 16- MLK Day/ No School
Feb 20- No School (President's Day. Will be used as a make-up instructional day if needed)
March 17: Staff Development Day (Flex)
April 3-7: Spring Break
May 19- Last Day for Students
May 22- Closing Day for Staff
To view the complete calendar, click here.
All five schools in Boyle County sent a team to compete yesterday in the Regional STLP Showcase Event. Each team presented a different project and for the first time, all five teams qualified for the State Tournament in April. Kenton Carrier was also the first ever BCHS student chosen as an STLP Engineer.
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Friday, October 23, 2015 to Tuesday, November 3, 2015 on surplus items including but not limited to the following: Computer monitors, laser print cartridges, TV, speakers, overhead, view screens, 2 - International school buses, front row pros, and other items– can be viewed school days from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM by contacting Central Office at 859-236-6634.
Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the central office (Boyle County Middle School, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky.
Bids will be opened at 1:00 PM on November 3, 2015.
Do you have a 7th grade child that keeps forgetting homework and important due dates ? Sign up for remind messages from their teachers :) These messages will help track homework, field trips, report cards etc….. This is for parents and students, sign up today!
A group of Centre College students have started a program called GEMS, which stands for Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science. This program focuses on getting more girls interested in the male-dominated STEM fields. Centre students have teamed up with Boyle County Middle School to mentor girls and to do fun STEM activities with them.
To read a full article click here.
The Kentucky Center for School Safety announces Kentucky Safe Schools Week observance will be October 19-25, 2014. This year’s theme “LEAN on Me; Stop the Bullying!” will focus on the culture/environment of the school and the interdependence of students and staff to make the their school safe, warm and welcoming.
Congratulations for Mark Wade officially being named the Principal of Boyle County High School this past week. Mr. Wade has been in the Boyle County District for the last 11 years. He taught at Boyle County High School for seven years, and acted as the Assistant Principal for four years after that. We are thrilled to have his leadership in our school and look forward to the upcoming school year.
To read more click here
BCMS Open House 5:30-7:30
6th grade parent meeting in gym at 5:30 and
7th and 8th grade parent meeting at 6:30 in gym.
If you aren't already following @BCHSAnonymous on twitter, you should be. This anonymous tweeter is spreading positivity and making Boyle County an even better place. This is a refreshing story about the positive impact social media can have on people. We are very grateful to have such a selfless and kindhearted individual in our schools. Keep it up!
Now taking appointments for the 2014-2015 Preschool Registration and Free Developmental Screenings at
Junction City Elementary
Dates for screenings will be from May 19 - June 5, 2014
Please call Kristi Waters, Preschool Director, at 859-236-6634 ext. 3220 or email email@example.com
**Image courtesy of Naypong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
By: A. Hebert
Students at Boyle County Middle School are getting hands on and creative with tadpoles, vacuum cannons, and hovercrafts, in labs at Centre College and the halls of BCMS. An exciting new program headed by Boyle County’s Mike Tetirick, Mary Jane Hall, and Maddie Larson is allowing middle schoolers the opportunity to try their hand at being scientists and engineers.
Due to inclement weather forecast, Trick or Treat activities in Danville have been moved to Friday.
Downtown Trick or Treat hours are now Friday from 5-7 p.m. Residential Trick or Treat hours will be from 6-8 p.m.
Boyle County, including Perryville and Junction City, have also rescheduled Trick or Treat activities for Friday, Nov. 1, from 6-8 p.m.
It is time for our first dance of the school year and we need your help. It will be on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The dance will be held in the BCMS gymnasium. We need volunteers.
We will be having tours of the building for students and parents NEW TO THE DISTRICT on Monday, August 19th 3:00 - 5:30. Students coming from one of our three elementaries have already met their teachers and have had a tour of the building.
6th grade Open House
will be Tuesday, 8/27/2013
@BCMS 6pm- 7:30pm
We apologize that this is AFTER school starts. It was going to be very difficult to schedule this before the 20th. If you have any questions, please call the school at 236-4212.
7th & 8th grade OPEN HOUSE
will be Tuesday, 9/10/2013
@BCMS 5:30 - 7
The Boyle County Board of Education approved a plan to amend the 2017 - 2018 school calendar at a special called meeting on Thursday, April 12. The plan shifts the last day of school for students to May 31, accounting for four non-traditional instruction days and eight school closure days.
Below is a link to an important communication from the BCMS Counseling Department. We are sharing this as a response to the rise in popularity of a Netflix series called "13 Reasons Why", which deals with the delicate subject of suicide. If you have any questions or concerns please contact one of our counselors by calling Boyle County Middle School at (859) 236-4212
What is it? This tipline in no way replaces the face to face open communication and relationships built at our schools. The STOP tipline is just one more tool available for use by students or parents to communicate unsafe situations at school.
If your family needs support with heat, food, access to health services, school supplies, clothing, or another resource, please let us know using the link below.
This form can also be found under the "Student Services" drop down menu from the home page on our website.
Mrs. Post, 6th grade math teacher, has been working hard on making her class accessible outside of the school walls. Her site, We Love Math, has daily assignments, learning targets, activities, supplemental resources, acceleration and more.
Check it out! We Love Math
Join the Celebration as Perryville Elementary celebrates 100 years!!
Where: Perryville Elementary School, 418 W. 4th Street, Perryville, KY 40468
What: 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Perryville School
When: Sunday, September 20th, 2-5 PM
Why: to allow all former students and staff, as well as present students, staff and families, reminisce with their "old" friends, gaze at cherished mementos, and munch on light refreshments
There have been many questions about the non-traditional learning days that will be used in Boyle County this year. Below is a short presentation addressing many frequently asked questions.
Looking for Volunteers for 8th grade Reality Store on Nov. 6th, during the school day 8:05 - 2:30
At Reality Store, 8th grade students get a glimpse of financial reality of being an adult. They are given a salary (based on their realistic job application - that will be coming home soon), and a number of children. They must take that salary and visit booths to determine what type of housing, clothes, food, groceries, utilities etc. they can afford. Our goal for them is to have a greater knowledge of what type of career they would like to have (and maybe find out that their 'dream job' won't pay the bills...) as an adult and will be able to set goals to achieve the right career. We want them to know the struggles we as parents face every month.
We are asking for your help to make the Reality Store a huge success for our students. It takes about 50+ volunteers to man the 19 booths.
If your schedule will only allow for part of a day, we can work around that. If you can help, please call or email Kathleen Sinkhorn. firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 236-4212 (the school number).
Volunteers will be served a light breakfast in the morning and lunch in between the sessions. There is nothing to prepare - We have everything you need once you get there. It is a fun program that you can SEE the light blubs going off in front of your eyes... "you mean we have to buy care insurance?" or "child care is HOW MUCH??"
Thank You for considering this worth while program
Boyle County is fortunate to have some of the best students and best faculty in the state. One of our new teachers Mr. Ryan New was recently named the 2014-2015 High School Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Council for Social Studies. Mr. New played a big role in developing the common core standards for Social Studies in the state of Kentucky. He and his wife both previously taught at Washington County Schools, and are now both teaching at Boyle County High School. Mr. New will be honored for his acheivements at a conference later this month. Congratulations Mr. New!
For the 2014-2015 school year traffic patterns will be different for those wishing to gain access to Woodlawn Elementary and Boyle County Middle School. The access road has been in the planning stages for the past few years; with the primary goal of eliminating congestions off the bypass. This has long been a safety concern for our students, parents, and staff.
The video shows how to navigate the new road. If you have additional questions or concerns please contact Chris Holderman at 859-236-6634
The input from the snow day survey was invaluable and provided guidance to the board in weighing options for making up snow days.
STLP is a project based learning program that encourages students to explore technology and use that technology to address a school or community need. Boyle County has one high school team and three elementary school teams that presented their projects at the regional showcase this fall, which qualified them for the state competition in April.
Natalie Hayes, an 8th grader at BCMS, broke the BCHS school record in the girls 200 IM this week at swim a meet in Scott County! GREAT JOB! Natalie!!
Each year, following the Gifted and Talented New York Trip, students create a project commemorating their experiences. This year students opted to create a “New York City Tree” and a “Fashionista Tree” inspired by their trip to the Big Apple.
BCMS football is selling T-shirts. A sample is in the BCMS office along with the order forms. They will be sold until Sept 17
Join us on Thursday September 26, 2013 at 6:30 at Boyle County High School for another community forum. Break out sessions for the upcoming forum will include: Coordinated School Health, Buildings and Grounds, Food Services, School Finance, and School Safety.
Sessions will be held at Boyle County High School 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
September 26, 2013
-Coordinated School Health- Eva Stone
-Building and Grounds- Chris Holderman
-Food Services- Judy Ellis
-School Finance- David Morris
-School Safety- Pam Tamme
It’s time for the second annual Run for the Arts, the perfect way to support the arts in your child’s school. Children can earn money for their school's art program by getting pledges for laps completed during the district-wide Run for the Arts day on Thursday, September 26th. All schools will be participating. Last year the Boyle County School District raised over $10,000. This money brought resident artists into the schools, purchased a kiln for the middle school, provided students with tickets for shows at the Norton Center for the Arts, and supported classroom teachers with projects. Let’s work to bring in twice that amount of money for the 2013/14 school year!
More details for the 2013/14 RFA will be coming soon......
The RFA logo contest begins this week. Does your child want to be the official artist for the 2013 RFA t-shirt and other materials? Download the Logo Contest form or contact your child's art teacher. All entries are due to your school's art teacher by Wednesday, August 28th. All Boyle County students can participate.
Boyle County Schools will be closed on Friday, April 13, 2018, to allow staff the opportunity to travel to Frankfort and advocate for our students and public education.
In case you were not able to come to 6th grade Orientation, or you would like to view it again, we have included a link so that you can watch it (again).
The Board of Education approved the 2017-18 School Year calendar on December 15, 2016.
First Day of school: 8/16
Fall Break: 10/9-10/13
Winter Break: 12/21-01/02
Spring Break: 04/02-04/06
This is your invitation to be a part of the Little Miss/Preteen, Outstanding Teen, and Miss Danville event scheduled for February 13, 2016 in beautiful Gravely Hall at Danville High School. Our theme for this year’s pageant is “Season’s of Love”. We are planning an exciting show with great music, entertainment; and best of all, we will have some of the most intelligent, talented, and beautiful young ladies in Kentucky competing for many awards including college scholarships.
This is a pageant invitation for girls who are interested in participating in two different programs depending on age. The ages for the middle school competitions are 13-17 for the Outstanding Teen with a younger group vying for Miss Preteen from 8-12. If you have questions, you may speak with Laura Mason at BCMS.
Our 1:1 devices have opened new doors for continuing instruction outside of school. Our math teachers will now be available on Google Hangouts to assist students in grades 8-12 Sunday-Thursday from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. This online platform will make getting math help easier and will allow students to access this help remotely.
To view a step by step sheet on how to get math help via Google Hangouts, click here.
To watch a youtube video on Google Hangouts, click here.
(FRANKFORT, KY) -- When the snow flies this winter, students in 13 Kentucky school districts will continue learning even when they aren’t at school.
The Kentucky Department of Education has approved waivers that allow the districts’ use of virtual or other non-traditional means of instruction when school is cancelled because of weather or another emergency. In most cases, students will participate in the snow day lessons online.
Check out the news story about Boyle's new non-traditional school days on the WKYT website.
Math after school homework help is here!
Boyle County students in grades 6-12 can take advantage of free Math homework help from 3:30-4:30. This is a free service provided Monday-Thursday. These help sessions began September 8th and will go until May 1st, 2015. Two sessions will be offered; one at the high school and one at the middle school.
Get your combined 7th grade list, combined 8th grade list and both 6th grade lists.
At Boyle County High School, the learning doesn’t stop after the final bell of the day rings. Students and teachers alike continue learning and exploring through BCHS’s extensive club program. Not only are clubs popular among the students, Boyle County students are leading and gaining statewide recognition for their work.
An Artists Reception will be held this Thursday May 8th from 6pm-8pm at the Community Arts Center. The event is free to the public and will showcase over 400 works of art from young artists in the community.
Information about Softball Camp on March 15 & Baseball Camp on March 16th through our HS programs and Summer Baseball and Softball through our Rec. Dept.
Mr. Karsner welcomes back students by speaking about testing data and setting our goal 73.5.
The Boyle County Board of Education accepted a bid from the Allen Company to construct the Woodlawn Access Road in Spring 2014.
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids on surplus items.
Items will be on view the days of October 29, 2013 to November 12, 2013 from 1:00
p.m. to 3:00 p.m. by contacting Chris Holderman or Robin Gardner at 859.236.6634.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the Central Office until 4:00 p.m. close of business
Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Winning bids will be awarded at the Boyle County
Schools regular board meeting Thursday, November 21, 2013.
WES Drama students will be performing "Jack and the Beanstalk" on December 3rd and 5th in the Woodlawn gym at 6:30
Boyle County Middle School drama students will be performing "Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit"
December 10th (6th grade)
December 11th (7th grade)
December 12th (8th grade)
at 6:30 at the Ragged Edge Theatre in Harrodsburg. Admission is $5
We understand that not having a 6th grade orientation is making new 6th grade parents and students a bit anxious. We have posted the 6th grade Parent Power Point ( usually shown at orientation) under FORMS (to the left). We hope this helps a bit. We will be having the Open House on Tuesday, August 27th 6pm - 7:30, to help answer questions and for you to meet the teachers.
Please call the Bus Garage if you have questions about bus numbers and times 236-5540.
They will also be available at Junction and Perryville Elementaries Open House on August 15th.
August 10, 2013 from 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Where: Boyle County High School Football Stadium Title Town Bingo
Admission: $5.00 per person (adult and children 3 and older)
Gate opens at 5:30
Everyone is invited to meet our rebel players, cheerleaders, managers and coaches.
Includes: Pig Roast Dinner, Inflatables, Pictures and Autographs with your favorite Rebel(s).
Locker room and press box tours will also be available.
There will be a silent auction and dunking booth to dunk the coach of your choice.
The Boyle County Conservation District hosted an awards banquet honoring students and teachers for their participation in the 2017 Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art Contest: Water is Life.
This is one source for a hard cover for the Chromebooks.
It was sent to us by a parent, who said it fit perfectly. If you have ever tried to find/buy a cover for a computer its a bit confusing and a LOT overwhelming.
This is here as a resource only and this is not required.
This year has been an exciting year for Boyle County STLP students. For the first time in history, Boyle sent a team from each school to the Regional Competition, and 4 out of 5 of these teams’ scores qualified them to present their projects at the state level.
To see a video of the STLP Regional Competition featuring some Boyle County students, click here.
These were handed out after fall break. Just in case it didn't make it home to you.
ART Club starts Tuesday, Sept. 9th 3:35 (after school) until 5
Students and parents can sign up for text reminders from remind.com - Enter this number (804) 578-6446 with this message @c54fc if your child is interested in joining art club and getting reminders.
Mrs. Douglas will be leading this club.
Assistant Superintendent David Young was featured on Bam Radio Network recently discussing the best way to measure student learning and growth. To check out the segment, click here.
Dress up and Dance with your Dad, Mom, Grandfather, Grandmother, Aunt, Uncle, or other special adult in your life!
Open to all Boyle County Students ages 3-12.
Cupcakes will be provided by Boyled to Perfection
Coffman Photography will be on site to capture this special night! (photo packages available at an additional charge)
DJ Tao will be spinning the tunes with music sure to please all ages.
Molly's Flowers has corsages and boutonnieres that can be purchased Call 236-4438 (please order by May 12)
When: Friday, May 16 from 6:00-9:00 PM
Where: Boyle County High School
Tickets can be purchased at the elementary schools.
Cost: Child $5.00, Adults $10.00, Max $20/Family
Do you live outside of the Boyle County District, but still want to be a Rebel?
Students who live outside of the Boyle County district limits are eligible to apply to attend Boyle County schools. If you are interested in enrolling your child there are steps that must be followed. Because the enrollment application process does take some time, we encourage you to turn the application in as soon as possible to ensure enough time to complete enrollment paperwork if your application is approved.
KPREP testing will be completed
Monday, May 19th through Friday, May 23rd
Boyle County is seeking the opinions of parents, students, and staff. Below are the details surrounding the number of days missed due to weather. The second page of this post (click read more) outlines several different options for making up snow days. There is survey link where you can submit your opinion as well. We hope that you take a moment to participate. Your voice matters!
FACTS: As of March 4, 2014 Boyle County Schools have missed a total of 15 days. Including tomorrow’s cancellation (March 5, 2014). Per state regulations we are required to have a minimum of 1,062 hours of instructions and 170 six hour days. In the original 2013-2014 Boyle County planned for 172 days. At the January 23, 2014 Board Meeting the following changes were made to the school calendar:
This was a gain of 3 instructional days. We are still left with the task of making up 12 days.
The BCHS course description book is now available for the 2014-15 school year!
In this course description book you will find Dual Credit opportunities through WKU, CU, EKU, MSU and BCTC….over 60 college credit hours available to choose from! College dual credit courses, coupled with 16 AP courses, makes BCHS the only high school in Central Kentucky to offer such a wide variety of rigor.
These are for our students, taught by our teachers and all in our building!”
It can be found here: BCHS Course Description Book
The 2014-2015 calendar.
Aug 13: First Day of School
Oct 6-10: Fall Break
Nov 26-28: Thanksgiving Break
Dec 22-Jan 5: Winter Break
Mar 30-April 3: Spring Break
May 20: Last Day for Students
On Thursday, January 16th, David Young was interviewed about education in the Boyle County School System. To hear the full interview Click Here
Thank You in advance!
On Tuesday September 3, 2013, nearly 70 concerned city officials, school board members, parents, and stakeholders gathered at Inter-County Energy to discuss possible solutions to the traffic congestion at Citation Drive during student drop off and pick up times. During these times, cars can be seen lined up on the side of the highway, which creates a dangerous situation for parents and students.
First Bell is at 8:00, be in class at 8:05, and 8:07 is tardy. Dissmisal is at 3:05
Free Breakfast and Lunch are provided at no charge for anyone age 18 and under. Adult meals may be purchased for $1.70 for Breakfast and $3.15 for Lunch.
Services provided at the following locations:
Junction City Elementary School
First Baptist Church of Junciton City
Boyle County High School
Bunny Davis Recreation Center
For dates, times and specific addresses please click "Read More".
On January 23, Board members, staff, students and community leaders gathered to break ceremonial ground...
Some very witty BCHS students have been writing satirical news stories about Boyle County High School and posting them on The Boyle County Onion. Click Here to check it out!
Spotlight nights are coming up! Come check out what your kids have been up to so far this school year! We can't wait to see you there.
Perryville Elementary: November 24th 5pm-7pm
Junction City Elementary: November 24th 6pm-7:30pm
Woodlawn Elementary: November 24th 5pm-7:00pm
Boyle Middle School: November 13th 5pm-7pm
Boyle High School: November 13th 6pm-8pm
Last week our counselors finished the state mandated couseling to all grades about teen depression and suicide. Each grade level is age appropriate and we wanted to share some of the information with you. The flyer explains the warning signs of depression, what needs immediate attention and what to do if a friend show signs. What they need to do is talk to a responsible adult immediately or call (800) 273-8255 This is the Suicide Prevention Lifeline and is available 24/7 to anyone.
The Board of Education was once again faced with the difficult task of amending the 2013-14 school calendar. House Bill 211 was signed into legislation Friday (March 28) afternoon. This legislation provided districts with different options for amending calendars due to the unusual amount of days lost due to weather.
The following dates were amended*
Spring Break (March 31-April 4): No School
Election Day (May 20): School will be in session
Memorial Day (May 26): No School for students or staff
Last Day for school for students: June 6th
Closing Day for Staff: June 12
*These are pending Governor Beshear's signature
Thank you for all of the input so far on how to make up the snow days. This year has been exceptionally bad weather-wise, and it has left us in a difficult position.
Many of you have brought up valid concerns, and we will take all of your input into consideration when making a decision. After reading through the surveys, we have noticed a few recurring questions that we would like to address.
..that Boyle County Middle is on Twitter ?
and on Facebook ?
... that you can contact any of our teachers through their email located to the left under "School Staff"
Horse club, Craft club, Fishing club, Livestock club, Poultry and Rabbit Club, Dog Club and 4H Means Business Clubs are all available
Copies of the flyers and more information can be found under FORMS (to the left)
by: C. Wheeler
Many students were reluctant to embrace a new school, especially those who were close to graduation. The consolidation process was a challenge, requiring cooperation from faculty, staff, and students.
.New Menus SHOULD have came home already. IF it didn't, you can quickly upload it to your smart phone with this QR code, OR you can find it under FORMS (on the left of the website).
Click here for Digital Driver's License-
On Friday, January 5, students were reminded of school expectations, including a review of the school's dress code policy.
Boyle County has a reputation for being an exceptional school district. As a district, we are always looking for new ways to encourage improvement and growth in our schools.
To see how our schools have grown in various areas, click here.
With Flu Season just around the corner, we will be offering flu shots at each school in the District. Flu shots will be available for all employees and their family members, however, children MUST be accompanied by their parents.
Shots will be given from 7:30-8:30 am. Staff should bring a copy of their Health Insurance card. Cost is $25 if insurance is not billed.
There will be a Military Academy Information Fair at the Vahlkamp Theatre (in Crounse Hall) at Center College on September 15th. The fair starts at 6:00 pm and doors open at 5:30 pm.
For more information or to sign up, contact Dana Stigall or Amy Reynolds.
Seven BCHS swimmers and divers qualified to compete or act as alternates in the 2014 State Swim Meet. In order to qualify, these students had to finish in the top 2 at the Regional Meet in an event, or have a time that qualified them to receive an "at-large" bid.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is for students in grades 6-12 who have demonstrated creativity, innovative ideas, academic effort, determination, enthusiasm, the ability to communicate, and a commitment to their community and family. Students who apply to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) should be responsible individuals who pursue goals with tenacity. Prior experience in business is not required.
As you are shopping for your new school clothes this summer, please keep in mind our school dress code.
We have included that information from our student agenda.
(just in case you weren't sure or needed a reminder)
The Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 calendar at its regular monthly meeting on December 21.
This year, Boyle County is one of 13 districts that will have the opportunity to use virtual lessons during snow days. Assistant Superintendent David Young was featured in a WKYT story on Monday discussing these virtual learning days.
Click here to check out the story.
To help alleviate some traffic congestion on campus additional options are now available for High School students. See video attached for detailed instructions.
The road behind the high school will be open in the mornings. This will give vehicles access to the parent drop off in front of the high school. Cars can then exit onto Perryville Road.
At Boyle County High School the classroom has become a place where a student is not only challenged to think about one subject area but rather to connect and apply different areas of study to solve a real world problem. Interdisciplinary Problem Sets (IPS) have been introduced to the high school and are providing exciting new opportunities for students.
Black and Gold Academy will be once again in session this summer. We have a lot of new offerings in store for our students. Registration packets will be sent home March 17. Dates for Black and Gold will be June 16-20. Look for more information in the coming weeks.
Boyle County High School is proud to offer a substantial Advanced Placement program for their students. This program includes a total of 17 different AP courses, which is the most in the Advocate viewership area. Students have continued to rise to the challenge, and last year the highest number of students took the Advanced Placement Tests since the introduction of the program. Of these students, 151 earned AP credit with a score of 3 or higher. These AP credits will count as completed college level credit at most universities. The percentage of passed tests has increased from only 51% to 65% since 2007 and we anticipate the number of students enrolling in AP classes and passing AP tests to continue increasing.
One of our Boyle County Middle School student was one of 1,600 seventh-graders (out of about 6,400 nationwide) who earned high scores on their ACT or SAT.
Good Job, Chance!
Boyle County is proud to be among the "Blitz to 96". During the Spring 2013 legislative session, the hard work paid off with the passage of the graduation bill, Senate Bill 97. This legislation phases in an increase in the compulsory school attendance age from 16 to 18, amending the school attendance law created in 1934.
The adoption of Senate Bill 97 is voluntary until 55% of KY school districts adopt the policy. At the June 25 Board Meeting, Boyle County show strong support of this initiative by adopting this policy as it's own.
Superintendent LaFavers added, “It is our moral imperative to guarantee that all of our kids graduate and this is good for kids."
Beginning July 1, 2018, all students in preschool through 12th grade must show proof of having received two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school. In addition, students aged 16 years or older must show proof of having received two doses of the Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccine. If the first dose of MenACWY was received at age 16 or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.
From November 3rd until December 5th, the Kentucky Board of Education will be seeking input from Kentucky citizens on the proposed Social Studies and Arts Standards, which will be adopted for the next school year. These standards are being revised to align with the latest research and will focus on critical thinking and other 21st Century Skills. Many Kentucky educators collaborated to create the proposed drafts of the standards, but before the drafts are adopted by KDE, they are seeking broader feedback.
Anyone who is interested may review the proposed standards and provide their feedback via the surveys listed below. All submissions will be considered by KDE and revisions will be made to the standards after the December Board meeting.
Arts Standards (You may select one or more of the forms below.)
The Prichard Committee mentioned Boyle County Schools in their education blog this morning! We were also recently mentioned in an article written by the Prichard Committee highlighting MDC practices. The Prichard Committee is a group committed to promoting academic excellence in Kentucky. When the Committee first started, Kentucky was ranked very poorly in education. Years later, Kentucky is now recognized as a national leader in school improvement. Being recognized by this group is a huge honor.
To read the blog post click here
To read the article about MDC click here
School Sports Physicals will be May 8th, 5:30 - 7:30
The cost $10.00 and will be at the
Blue Grass Immediate Care
(next to 84 Lumber)
The Community Forum on September 12, 2013 was held, in order to present improvements being made in various areas of the Boyle County School System. This forum had break out sessions focused on Teaching and Learning, the Gifted and Talented Program, Learning Support Services, Preschool, Communication and Technology, and STEM and 21st Century Skills. If you couldn’t make it out on Thursday night, here’s what you missed
It is that time again. Time for the Boyle County High School Alumni Tailgate Party! It will be held Friday night, September 13, from 5:30-7pm before the Boyle County vs Anderson County football game. The cost for Alumni is $20 which includes the $10 annual fee ($5 for BCHS Alumni group and Boyle County Endowment Fund), $3 discounted game ticket, and $7 meal. For guests the cost is $10 ($7 meal and $3 discounted game ticket) and $8 per student ($5 meal and $3 game ticket). Children 4 or under are free (hot dog meal). Remember all proceeds support the Boyle County Schools and at the same time you have the chance to meet and greet your BCHS Alumni.
KDE released its annual report on public schools today, and Boyle County students have received their highest marks ever.
For the third consecutive year, Boyle County Schools has ranked in the top 10 In Academic Achievement in Kentucky. Superintendent Mike LaFavers was beaming with pride this morning when the Kentucky Department of Education released the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP) scores for all 173 districts in Kentucky. “What our students have demonstrated with these scores is that hard work and doing the right thing every day does matter. We have a talented staff, and they have committed to ensuring that all of our kids succeed. These scores are evidence that our planning and attention to detail is making a difference,” said LaFavers. The district has an overall 2013-14 score of 77.4, a ranking of 6th overall statewide, and the label of “District of Distinction” for the 2nd time in 3 years. Only 5 districts in Kentucky have been rated “Districts of Distinction” in multiple years – Boyle County, Anchorage Independent, Ft. Thomas Highlands Independent, Murray Independent, and Walton-Verona Independent.
With the addition of the new road to the main campus, there have been questions regarding the times that the gates from the new road are open. The gates on the Man O War Blvd extension will be opened at 7:00 am and will be closed at 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. These gates will also be opened during special events (football games, graduation) and during the weekends. When the gates are closed, the campus may be entered via the old entrance at Citation Drive. This is due to an agreement with the Boyle County Land Trust Members.
Because of construction, our offices will be located in the Library at Woodlawn Elementary. It is located next door to the middle school.
This year, you’ll see a new four-legged friend walking the halls with Boyle County School Resource Officer (SRO) Ricky Sellers. Petey, a four-year old German shepherd, serves alongside Officer Sellers to monitor safety throughout the district.