District News

ChromeBook 1:1- Get a JUMP on the Paper work

For students (grades 6-12 ) to receive a ChromeBook there are criteria that must be met:

1- Fees Paid
2- AUP/Parent Permission Form
3- DDL

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


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Request for Bids: Security Cameras

Requesting two separate bids due July 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM:
o Provide and install high quality security cameras and system at the Performance Stadium and Upgrade to high school cameras.

o An alternate bid to provide and install security cameras and system for the campus to provide outside cameras that covers all buildings on campus. 

BID Documents can be downloaded below:

Bid Specifications

Bid Specifications- MAP


Black and Gold 2015 Highlights


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Transcript Requests: Now Electronic

Kentucky high schools are now required to send electronic transcripts to post-secondary institutions using Parchment Transcript Exchange.
Seniors - You received information in your TEAMS meetings on setting up an account and requesting a final transcript.   You only request a transcript AFTER you have applied to a college/university. Your selected college will need to have a final transcript. You should also use this site for NAIA and NCAA requests in addition to your own registration on those sites.

You MUST use the "Parchment" site to request official transcripts. 

You MUST create a Parchment account before you can make transcript requests.

http://www.parchment.com/

 


BCMS- SBDM and PTO Executive Board Nominations

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


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Don't Miss KET's "Reading By Third Grade"

KET will be airing a powerful episode on the importance of learning to read by third grade. The episode will air on May 25th at 8/7 pm or online at KET.org/live.

For more information click here.


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Freshman Orientation

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!


Seven Students Accepted to Governor's Scholars Program

Seven Boyle County High School rising senior students were accepted to the Governor's Scholars Program for the summer of 2015. These students will have the opportunity to attend the five-week summer residential program at a Kentucky college free of charge. The students accepted from Boyle County High School for 2015 are: James Warinner, Samantha Miller, Marianna Baker, Nicholas Roney, Connor Burns, Katherine Luttrell, and Sanna Muhammad. Congratulations to these students! 


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KY State Board of Education Recognition

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.


Countdown to K-PREP State Testing

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


Calendar adjustments for 2014-15 School Year

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

 


BCMS Student Design Chosen as Brass Band T-Shirt Contest Winner

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. 


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BCMS Academic Team Students Qualify for State Governor's Cup

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. 

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BCHS Academic Team Placed 2nd in Regional Meet

The BCHS Academic Team recently competed in the Region 12 Meet. Overall, the team finished in 2nd place, and individually, six students qualified to compete at the State Governor's Cup, which will take place March 14th-March 16th in Louisville.


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BCHS Students Place 2nd and 3rd in Rotary Club Speech Contest

Savanah Stow and Kelsey Kendrick, two Boyle County High School Seniors, participted in tne Rotary Club Speech Contest on February 13th. For this competition, students were required to write and memorize a 5-7 minute speech on the topic of service. With only ten days to prepare for the event, both Savannah and Kelsey both gave compelling speeches. Overall, Savannah Stow finished in second place, earning a $200.00 scholarship, and Kelsey Kendrick finished in third place, earning a $100.00 scholarship. Both ladies did an excellent job of representing the Boyle County FFA Chapter. Congratulations to Savannah and Kelsey!


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Request for Bids: Chromebooks

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.

CHROMEBOOK RFP


Parent Feedback Needed

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!

SURVEY


ACT Prep Cancelled for 2/21

Due to the extreme weather, the ACT prep sessions scheduled for 2/21 have been cancelled. 


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Rolling Rebels Finish in Top 8 at the State Bowling Competition

The Boyle County High School Boys Bowling Team competed in the State Bowling Competition on February 12th at the Eastland Lanes in Lexington. The Rolling Rebels were seeded 6th after completing the first round of competition, and after defeating Graves County in three consecutive games, the Rebels faced Pleasure Ridge Parks in the State Quarterfinals. The Rebels won 1 of 4 games against Pleasure Ridge Parks, and ended their season as one of the top 8 bowling teams in the state. 

 


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Sophomore ACT Registration Information Coming Soon!

This year will be the second year that all Boyle County High School Sophomore students will have the opportunity to sign up for the ACT free of cost. The funding will be provided by the Boyle County Board of Education, and the results from the exam will be used to create continuous review for students throughout their Junior year. Although this is not a requirement for students, last year, 86% of the sophomores participated, and we anticipate this number increasing this year. 


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Rebel Rowdies Ranked 2015 Student Section of the Season

In an article on AllKyHoops.com, the Rebel Rowdies were officially named the Student Section of the Season for 2015! To read the full article about the Rowdies, click here.


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Junior ACT Prep Begins Next Week

Next week, the first of three ACT prep sessions will be held for 110 Boyle County High School Juniors who opted to sign up for the free review courses offered by the school. These sessions will be held from 9 am – 12 pm on three Saturday mornings and will be focused on specific weaknesses of each student based on previous ACT results. There will be 9 Boyle County Teachers hosting review courses in Reading, Math, and English.


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Second Test Date Added- Free Kaplan ACT Prep at the Boyle Public Library

Due to the number of students who registered for the free ACT at the Boyle County Public Library on February 8th, the event has reached capacity. Because there are many students who didn't have the opportunity to sign up, Kaplan has added a second practice test date on March 1st at 1:30 pm at the Boyle County Public Library. 

After the test, students will be given an explanations document to help in reviewing their test answers. They will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the ACT. 

To register for this FREE practice exam on March 1st, click here


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Boyle County Featured in an Article about Non-Traditional School Days

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 


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Non-Traditional School Day Feedback

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. 


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Boyle County Teachers Present to Student Teachers at EKU Boot Camp

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.


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BCHS Academic Team Named District Champions!

The Boyle County High School Academic Team, coached by Blossom Brosi and Julie Taylor, competed in the Governor’s Cup District Championships this week. The team was ranked first, out scoring Danville (2nd place), Rockcastle (3rd place), Lincoln (4th place), and Garrard (5th place).  In addition to being named District Champions, BCHS Academic Team also won the Hume Sportsmanship Award.


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We Want to Hear From You!

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


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Free Kaplan ACT Prep at the Boyle County Public Library

A Kaplan Instructor will be proctoring a free ACT and answering questions about the ACT on February 8th at the Boyle County Public Library at 1:30 pm. Students will be able to keep test booklets, and will be provided with an explanations document and ACT flashcards once the test is over. These can be used as study resources for future tests, and give students an idea of what to expect when taking the ACT. 

Students will also have the opportunity to gauge their performance on the ACT, and determine which areas need more work based on their score analysis, which is expected to be sent within 2 weeks of taking the practice ACT. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for students who plan to take the ACT this coming March.

To register to attend this free event click here


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College Planning Opportunity
SAVE THE DATE
What:  Guidance For High School Juniors Searching For The Right College 
 
Who:  College Ascent Consulting (www.collegeascentconsulting.com)
 
Where:  Weisiger Theater at Centre College
When:  Thursday, January 29 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Cost:  Free (Information regarding additional services will be provided by College Ascent Consulting)
 
* Boyle County Schools likes to alert our parents of potential opportunities that might be beneficial in planning for their child’s futures.  College Ascent Consulting is an independent organization and is not directly affiliated with the Boyle County school district.

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Boyle County Featured in Kentucky Teacher Article About MDC

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


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Special Education Survey

Dear Parent,

We need your input! Our school district and the Kentucky Department of Education want to hear from parents regarding how well the school is doing to involve you in your child’s education. Please follow the link below and complete a short survey (9 questions):  https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cNl3FeIlaV0xtZP

All responses are anonymous and cannot be traced back to you or your child. Results will be analyzed by the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky and used for reporting and program improvement. The deadline for completing this very important survey is Friday January 23, 2015.

Thank you,


Math Design Collaborative Improving Math and 21st Century Skills

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.”


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New Wind Chill School Closing Guidelines

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. 

Wind Chill Advisory indicates that the wind chill is between -10 and -24 degrees and wind speed is atleast 10 MPH. 

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. 


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Boyle YEA Team Advances to National Semi-Finals

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.


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NSCAA Name Brian Deem Girls Regional Coach of the Year

After leading the Lady Rebels in another successful soccer season, Brian Deem was named the 2014 Girls Regional Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He was one of three coaches recognized from the Southern Region and was invited to attend the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia.

Coach Deem was also 1 of 11 coaches considered for the National Coach of the Year.

Congratulations on this accomplishment!


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Winter Break: Central Office Hours

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.


Don't forget to FALL Back


Take the Pledge against Bullying!

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.


National Merit Announces Commended Students

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced that Austin Anderson and Patrick Leahey were named as Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has been presented to these scholastically talented seniors. 

Although these students will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students are amont the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered into the 2015 competition by taking a qualifying test.

Congratulations to Austin and Patrick!

 


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Rebel Bowl

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. 


GEMS Getting Girls Interested in STEM Careers

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.


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BCHS SUMMER ACADEMY

The Boyle County High School Summer Academy is designed to allow high school students the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities and to build up his/her college resume. Each course offers a different experience, is rigorous, and personalized. The Academy Bootcamp is the only course that is offered twice during the day. The other courses are full day. Breakfast and lunch are included each day. Bus transportation is available each day for students living in the Junction or Perryville area (pickup/drop off location is at the school in that area).

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 


Parent input needed!

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

Perryville Elementary

Woodlawn Elementary

Boyle County Day Treatment


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What is the Nickel Tax & How Does it work?


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Open Houses/Schedule Pick-ups

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

Perryville Elementary:
July 30: Back-to-School Fair 5:30-7:00 PM

Woodlawn Elementary:
July 30: Registration 5:00-8:00 PM
Aug 10: Back to School Picnic 5:00-7:00 PM


1:1 Technology Roll Out Information Sessions

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


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BCHS Future Problem Solving Students Place 1st and 4th in KY

This year, the Boyle County High School Future Problem solving team, led by advisor Julie Taylor, competed in its first ever Scenario Writing event. Students were given a topic and asked to write a story from the perspective of someone 30 years in the future.


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Non-Traditional Learning Presentation

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. 

 

 

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BCHS Bass Fishing Team Competes in Bassmaster HS Open

This weekend, the first ever Boyle County Bass Fishing Team competed in the Roy BASSMASTER HS Open at Herrington Lake, and two of our very own BCHS student anglers caught a fish that earned them the 10th place spot. There were 58 teams from across the state participating in the event, and trying to catch one of the 5 biggest bass of the day. Out of the 58 boats that competed, 38 boats did not weigh a fish. 


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Free and Reduced Meal Information

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. 

 


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Flu Shot Dates for BCHS Employees and Their Families

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.

Location Date
Boyle County High School October 1st
Bus Garage October 2nd
Perryville Elementary October 13th
Boyle County Middle School  October 15th
Junction City Elementary October 16th
Woodlawn Elementary  October 17th

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Elementary Cross Country- Sign-Ups

Elementary Cross Country practices begin Tuesday, August 12 from 5:10-6:00 pm and will continue at that time on Tuesdays and Thursdays along with a course run at 9:00 am on Saturdays. Runners should meet at the Rotary-Kroger Shelter in Millenium Park- this is the one between the big playground and the softball fields. There will be a parent meeting after practice on Thursday the 14th. Any 1st-5th grader who is interested in running races that are just over 1 mile in length is welcome on the team. Contact janetfluty@bellsouth.net with questions and to sign up.


BCHS FFA Results from the 2014 State Fair

The FFA students at Boyle County High School have started this school year off on a high note, with students competing in events at the State Fair. 

 


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Black and Gold Registration now open!

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

REGISTER NOW!


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4 of 5 Boyle STLP Teams Headed to State

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.


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Black & Gold Schedule/Packet Pickup

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.


Updated Summer Meal Program Information


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PES Students Remember the Civil War

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Perryville Elementary Students participated in a special event to learn about the history of Perryville during the Civil War this month. To read an article by Kentucky Teacher about this event click here.


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Classified Employee of the Year

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


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BCHS Athletes Play To Win

Boyle County High School has a long tradition of high level performance inside and outside of the classroom. This year is no different. Our fall sports teams are having an exceptionally successful start to their seasons thus far.


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Ruth Ann Myers Elected as Eastern Region National FFA Officer

This year at the National FFA Convention and Expo, Ruth Ann Myers, a recent Boyle County High School graduate was elected as the eastern region vice president. Only six students across the nation are elected each year to serve their peers as National FFA officers. 

UPDATE: Ruth Ann was recently mentioned in a news story on Central KY news about her new position in FFA. Check out the article here.

To watch a clip of the celebration of Ruth Ann's new position hosted by the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment at the University of Kentucky click here


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BCHS Students Report Satirical News on the Boyle County Onion

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!


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Fluty and Dyer National Merit Semifinalists

Two Boyle County High School students qualified as National Merit Semifinalists.  Of the 1.4 million high school juniors who entered into the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program, Sam Fluty and Josh Dyer were two of only 16,000 high school students who were selected as semifinalists.  Semifinalists were selected based on their performance on either the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) or on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). 


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Learning in Boyle County Won't Stop For Winter Weather

(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


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Mark Wade Named Principal of BCHS

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


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Ruth Ann Myers won Grand Champion Market Hog

Boyle County High School FFA student, Ruth Ann Myers, won Grand Champion Market Hog at the Kentucky State Fair this year. She sold the hog in the Sale of Champions for $13,000. Congrats to Ruth Ann! Keep up the good work!


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2014 Alumni Tailgate Registration

REGISTRATION FORM

 

It is that time again.   Time for the Boyle County High School Alumni Tailgate Party!  It will be held Friday night, September 5,  from 5:30-7pm before the Boyle County vs Danville football game.  The cost for Alumni is $22 which includes the $10 annual fee ($5 for BCHS Alumni group and $5 Boyle County Endowment Fund), $3 discounted game ticket, and $9 meal.  For guests the cost is $12 ($9 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.  

 


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Chromebook RFP: Deadline April 6 @ 9:00 AM

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 March 23, 2015. The last day bids will be accepted is 9:00 AM April 6, 2015. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

BID DOCUMENT


Discover the Boyle County Difference

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


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Preschool Registration and Developmental Screening Dates

Registration and Free Developmental Screenings will be available at all 3 Elementary Schools beginning in May.


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BCHS DECA Regional and State Results

This year, Boyle County DECA students, who are led by advisors David Christopher and Michelle Feistritzer, were unable to physically attend the Regional Competition due to snow; however, students were able to participate online. Despite the weather, BCHS students performed admirably at the Regional and State Competitions and won a number of awards at both levels of competition.


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Look How We've Grown

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.


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Military Academy Information Fair on 9/15

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.

 


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BCHS Tech-Rebels Win 1st Place at TSA Nationals

Congratulations to all of the Tech Rebels who qualified for the National TSA Competition, and especially to Micayla Kelly, who won first place in Photographic Technology! Micayla is the first Rebel in history to win a first place trophy at the national level.


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Boyle County Gearing up for a Great Year!

School is just around the corner. Our staff has been working hard this summer to make sure our students have new and exciting opportunities this school year, and we are so excited to see everyone on August 13th!

If you want to find your child's classroom before the first day of school, feel free to stop by at our open house events!

August 7th 

Open House at PES (5:30-7:00)

August 11th

·Open House at WES (5:00-7:00)

·Open House at JCES (6:00-7:30)

·6th Grade Orientation at BCMS (5:30-7:30)

 

To read more about exciting new opportunities at Boyle County Schools, check out this article that was recently featured in the Danville Advocate!

 


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Boyle Mentioned in Two Recent Prichard Committee Posts

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


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Students in Sign Language Course Present to ASL Educators

Boyle County High School offers a variety of elective courses for students. These classes include a broad range of language and CTE options. One of the classes currently underway is American Sign Language. This course is taught by Paula Thomason, who has extensive experience with ASL.


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David Young Discusses Virtual Learning on WKYT

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.


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BCHS Y-Club Named Delegation of Excellence at KUNA Conference

Members of the Boyle County Y-Club recently attended the three-day Kentucky United Nations Assembly Conference last week in Louisville, KY. Participants at KUNA represent assigned countries and draft Resolutions for those countries based on the current issues in those areas. Students defend their proposed resolutions and debate resolutions from other schools at the General Assembly. Students also dress in native attire and build a display representing their country for the Global Village. This year Boyle County students represented Qatar, Oman, and Yemen and authored a Resolution for each of these countries.


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Marching Rebels Place 4th in State

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!


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BCHS FCCLA Team Advances to National Leadership Conference

This past week, the Boyle County Chapter of FCCLA competed in the FCS Knowledge Bowl in New Brunswick, NJ. The Boyle County High School team was composed of five students, each representing a different specialty within Family and Consumer Science. Students representing Boyle County High School were Bailee Watson in Family, Career, and Community Studies, Raygan Kilby in Early Childhood and Human Development, Sanna Muhammad in Food Sciences, Dietetics and Nutrition, Amber Henry in Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism, and Emilee Edington in Fashion and Housing Design.


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Mr. New named 14-15 High School Teacher of the Year

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!

 

 

 


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David Young and Maureen Elwyn Present at KSBA Conference

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.


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New Gate Locking Schedule

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. 


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PES Mentioned in Ky.com Article

In the article "Scores Reveal Kentucky Schools That Generate the Most, Least Proficient Students in Six Subjects" on Kentucky.com, Perryville Elementary School was ranked #3 in producing the most proficient students in writing. We are so proud of all of the PES students and staff! Keep up the good work!


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2015-2016 Calendar

 

The Board approved the 2015-2016 calendar during the regular session in December.

Key Dates:

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


Spotlight Nights Coming Soon!

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

 


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Give Your Feedback on Social Studies and Arts Common Core Standards

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. 

 

Social Studies

Arts Standards (You may select one or more of the forms below.)

Visual Arts
Music
Theatre
Media Arts
Dance

 


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New Options for High School Drop Offs

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. 

 


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Save the Date! 2015 Black and Gold Academy

We are already planning for Black and Gold Academy 2015! 

June 15-19

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.


Boyle County Schools Pulls off the Three-Peat

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.  


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After School Math Help Session Info

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. 
 


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Boyle County Featured on Pure Politics

Recently, the Boyle County School District was featured on Cn2 Pure Politics for being the only County District in Kentucky that has been named a District of Distinction. 

Some of our amazing students and staff were featured in a two part video sequence discussing the Blueprint for Success that is used in our classrooms. 

To watch the videos, click the links below!

Cn2 Pure Politics Video Part 1
Cn2 Pure Politics Video Part 2

To read the article on Pure Politics click here


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