District News

Youth Leadership Opportunity

Youth Leadership is a program for high school juniors and seniors who attend Danville High School, Boyle County High School, Kentucky School for the Deaf, and Danville Christian Academy. It provides a valuable opportunity for approximately twenty young leaders to become familiar with the many components that form a strong and dynamic community. The experience is also designed to help students strengthen and improve their own leadership skills. The program is operated by the Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce.

Youth Leadership Letter
Leadership Application

Preschool Registration and Screenings


Now taking appointments for the 2014-2015 Preschool Registration and Free Developmental Screenings at

Junction City Elementary
Perryville Elementary
Woodlawn 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 kristi.waters@boyle.kyschools.us

**Image courtesy of Naypong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Calendar changes

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

Amended Calendar

BCHS Chamber Singers Distinguished in District

The Boyle County High School Chamber Singers are a very talented group of girls who recently recieved all Distingished rankings at the District Assessment in Richmond, KY. These girls are carrying on the distinguished tradition of Boyle County High School.

Fridays Just Got Better for Preschoolers

By: A. Hebert

Preschoolers and parents of the Boyle County School system have even more reason to say TGIF.  In the upcoming year, the preschools of all three Boyle County Elementary schools will be offering an exciting new program called “Ramp Up Fridays”.  The usual Monday through Thursday morning or afternoon sessions will be supplemented with Friday half-day sessions in this new program.  The goal of this program is encapsulated within the name - to ramp up the formative time that preschoolers spend in the classroom with peers and intentional teaching with a teacher.  

Learning with Robotics

By: A. Hebert

Students at Junction City and Perryville Elementary are getting a whole new take on Legos.  Two teachers at the elementary schools, Mrs. Godbey and Mr. Wagner, are challenging 4th and 5th grade students to think outside the box and apply real life problem solving in the classroom environment using Lego robot kits.  From alligators with moving jaws, to tops that spin, students get the chance to use their creativity to build something out of nothing and watch it come to life.

STLP Students Advance to State Competition

Boyle County High School STLP students were chosen to advance to the State Competition. They competed against 1,433 creative works submitted from schools across Kentucky, only the best of which are invited to compete at the State Level. 

FCCLA Bring Home Prestigious Awards from State

Our FCCLA students were unstoppable at this year's State Competition. 

Boyle County students were elected into FCCLA State Positions, and many also advanced to the National Competition.


Y-Club Played to Win at KUNA Conference

KUNA is a mock United Nations Assembly, in which each school selects a country to represent. These students research their country, and then write and present bills to other countries. 

Boyle County Y-Club sends a group of students to KUNA each year, but this year our students had some exceptional results.

FFA Dominates the Bluegrass Speaking Events

Boyle County has always had a strong FFA program, but this year, the students completely blew the competition out of the water. Despite the fact that the Bluegrass Region is one of the most competitive regions in the state, our students earned 4 first place wins, 9 second place wins, and out of 24 contests, ranked Superior (the highest ranking) in 19, Excellent in 3 and Good in 1. 

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. 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, etc... They are a vital component to what makes Boyle County so great!

Nominate Now!

Request for Feedback on How to Make Up Snow Days

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:

  • Reduce the number of instructional days by two. Making the total number of instructional days 170.
  • Make March 21, 2014 a regular instructional day (previously scheduled as a staff development day).

This was a gain of 3 instructional days. We are still left with the task of making up 12 days.

JCES/PES National Anthem Performance

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.

Football Coaching News

Reception and press conference at Mallards on Saturday (February 1) beginning at 4:30.  Event will be carried LIVE at iHigh.com/Boyle  The first interview will go to BCHS students, Jarrod Angel and Gage Odell. Live coverage beginning at 3:30 at iHigh.com/Boyle.

Come out and find out what's in store for Boyle County Rebel Football!


Gallup Poll for High School Boyle County High School Students Only:
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Fall Break Central Office Hours Fall break is next week! October 7-11. Students and teachers will be off during this time.

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!


September 12th Community Forum Highlights

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

Support a Cause While Supporting your Boyle County Rebels Tonight!

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.

Town Hall Meeting Addresses Traffic Issue at Citation Drive

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.

50 Years of Excellence

by: C. Wheeler

Mr. Camic reminiscingFifty years ago, on September 3, 1963, Boyle County High School was born. Led by the first principal, Roy Camic, schools from four districts (Perryville, Junction, Parksville, Forkland) consolidated into one district-encompassing high school.

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.

Strategic Planning- Invitation to Community

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

"Boyled" To Perfection

The "Boyled to Perfection" junior chef team won regional competition, were featured on Channel 27, and have been featured in our local newspaper multiple times. Their crowning achievement, however, is making it to the Final Four at state competition, and walking away with 3rd place!! Congratulations to Mrs. Godbey and her team:T. Stewart, T. Bishop, H. Stratton, H. Floyd, and M. Bryan.

New Assistant Principal

Mr. Spencer Tatum has been selected as the new Assistant Principal and Building Assesment Coordinator for Boyle County High School, Mr. Tatum comes from Mercer County with 17 years of experience in education. He taught nine years in the Harrodsburg Independent School District and eight years in the Mercer County School district.  In addition to the Student Support position he held at Mercer County's 9th grade academy, he has served as a high school athletic director, coached golf, boys and girls basketball, football and baseball during his time in education.  He and his wife Paula have three children; Seth, Nathan and Andrew.

Meet the Rebels- Location Moved!

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.

Offices Closed

Our offices will be closed July 4 and July 5. Have a safe holiday!

Health Fair at JCES

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.

Tickets: Innovation Celebration

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!


Good Luck Send Off for Softball Regional Champs...Tomorrow!

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.

Graduation Station

Please check here often for all the latest dates and details for seniors and senior families as we countdown to graduation!!

GRADUATION 2013 will be held on Friday, May 24th, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Please check here often for all important information!


Summer Food Service Program

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
Woodlawn Elementary
Perryville Elementary
Bunny Davis Recreation Center
Combs Warehouse

For dates, times and specific addresses please click "Read More".

Run For the Arts Design contest

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.  

Black and Gold Academy 2014

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)

Amended Calendar Set

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. 

Boyle County High School Alumni Tailgate Party

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.  

Registration Form

2013 Graduates Quick Entrance into Graduation

Congratulations Boyle County class of 2013
Boyle County High School presented its Class of 2013 Friday night.
Thank you to the parents, staff, teachers and community that have supported these students. 

New Student Registration

Welcome! We are glad to have you! Several schools will be holding specific dates for new student registrations. Counselors will be on hand to answer questions and help with paperwork. Note, if you are currently an enrolled Boyle County student (i.e., incoming 6th grader from Perryville Elementary) you do not need to fill out a new registration packet.

To register, please bring the following:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Address
  • Copy of your child's recent physical, eye exam and dental exam
  • Parent/Guardian proof of identification

(Dates/Locations available by clicking "Read More" below)

STLP Heads to Competition

By C. Hawkins

The BCHS Student Technology Leadership Program competed in their regional competition yesterday in Somerset. The Boyle team consists of eleven students who will be traveling to compete, and they are competing with many different projects. One of these is the showcase project that four students have put together for competition. This is one of the most important projects that the STLP team will be taking to Somerset. The showcase project is called “Captain Copyright Comes to School.” Susan Michael, STLP advisor, says, “The goal of this project is to help staff and students understand legal use of digital content.” This project will not only be used in the regional competition but will also be shown to staff and students at BCHS. The team also has a group that is making a competitive video. Additionally, the team has many other digital works to showcase at the regional competition.

Trick or Treat Reschedule

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.

Spotlight On Events

Spotlight on Perryville

Next Tuesday, November 19th between 6:00-7:30 pm, Perryville Elementary will once again shine a “Spotlight On” all the great things happening in our school. During the evening the doors will be open to parents, students and the community. We plan to showcase student performances, projects and presentations.  Every child in the school will have something to share.  Many of the projects showcase the student use of technology.

This is not your typical open house! Please join us for this special event!



Gifted and Talented Trip to the Big Apple The Gifted and Talented Program is currently touring the Big Apple. On Tuesday morning, 52 middle school students and 47 chaperones left Danville for a fun-filled educational trip to New York City. 
New Website New Website

It's official. Boyle County has a new website. As we move things over you may need to visit our old site: Old Website

First Day of School

First Day of School is August 20

BCHS FFA HELPING COMMUNITY (Used with permission of Clay Jackson/Advocate Messenger)

Hayden Justice Accepted into Gatton Academy in the Fall

Congratulations to Boyle County High School student Hayden Justice, who recently found out that she was accepted into Gatton Academy for the upcoming fall!

PGES mindset could lead to "game changing" success

Read about how Boyle County Schools are using PGES here 


Custodian Tim Reynolds Retires after 27 years


"Mr. Tim" has been a custodian at Junction City Elementary for 27 years, and is retiring this year. 

Black and Gold Parent Meeting- May 20

There will be a short parent meeting on May 20th at 5:30 in the HIgh School Gym. Students/parents will have the opportunity to pick up schedules, learn transportation and meet staff. 

Danville Children's Choir Audition Opportunities

1) On Monday, August 19, 2013 auditions (about five minutes each) will be held beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Choir Room of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville. Click here to register for an audition time. See the link “Join the Children’s Choir” for more information.

2) If you can't audition on August 19, attend the first rehearsal of the Choirs on Monday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m in the Choir Room of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville. You can sing with the group during rehearsal until 8:15 and then stay a bit longer to audition. Click here to register for an audition on this second date.

Gifted and Talented Consultant for High School Students The Gifted and Talented Program has hired Peggy Workman as a consultant to work specifically with 9th-12th grade students on resume building, GSA/GSP/GSE applications, and college applications.
Boyle County Schools Invitation to Bid on Surplus Items

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.

Tech Rebels Qualify for State VEX Robotics Tournament

Boyle County’s Tech Rebels earned the opportunity to compete the Kentucky State VEX Robotics Tournament during a qualifying VEX Tournament hosted by the Boyle County High School Department of Engineering and Technology this past Saturday. 25 different high school robotics teams registered to compete in the tournament at BCHS and only 5 of these teams qualified for the State Tournament in Louisville, KY in February. 

Update on Woodlawn Access Road

The Boyle County Board of Education accepted a bid from the Allen Company to construct the Woodlawn Access Road in Spring 2014.

TECH Rebels Head to VEX Robotics State Competition

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.

Valentine's Day Celebrations

Reminder that helium balloons and glass vases are not allowed on school buses. Please keep this in mind for Friday. Thank You.

Taking the ACT as a Sophomore?

The Boyle County Board of Education recently approved and funded an ACT initiative that we have been working on now for several weeks.  On Saturday, April 12th, your BCHS sophomore will be eligible to take an official ACT for free at BCHS!  Additionally, all sophomores that take advantage of this free ACT on April 12th will, in return, get Friday, April 25th off from school!  

Deadline for registering is February 14th!

Click for more information: Parent Letter: Sophomores taking ACT

BCMS Travel Agency

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.

BCHS Agriculture Students Rank 9th in Academics

The agricultural students this year aren’t just excelling in agricultural competitions, they are also performing notably in the classroom. These students were ranked 9th out of all of the Agricultural Education programs in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in English End-of-Course Assessments.  We are confident that these students will continue to shine in both their academics and their extra-curricular activities. 

BCHS Hosts Luncheon with Veterans and Stephen Lang

This year, Boyle County High School students participated in the Veteran’s History Project (VHP), which is a program that was started by the US Congress in 2000 to collect first-hand accounts of Veterans during war times. Almost 70 Boyle County students participated in interviewing veterans, spouses of veterans, and family members of deceased veterans. These interviews were submitted to the National Veteran’s History Project and will eventually be archived at the Library of Congress. 

Upcoming BCMS and WES Performances

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

Blitz to 96

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."

Preschool Registration and Screenings

All three elementary schools, Woodlawn, Perryville and Junction City, will be conducting preschool screenings and registration beginning May 15. Days vary by location. Click to learn more.

Boyle County is Recognized by Commissioner of Education  Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday's "Fast Five on Friday" last week featured the following recognition of the Boyle County District:
Students Continue to Excel in AP Testing

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.

DECA State Results

BCHS students made their 7th trip to the DECA State Business and Marketing Competition Conference in Louisville, KY March 9-11. Students competed in areas such as marketing communications, automotive services, sports and entertainment marketing, accounting, travel and tourism marketing, and financial services business and marketing. BCHS students had another great showing at the state level. Students placing in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at state level are eligible to compete at Nationals in Atlanta, GA. The results for BCHS DECA students are below. Mrs. Feistritzer and Mr. Christopher are extremely proud of how well their students performed. Congrats to all the students who competed!

Science and Engineering in Action at BCMS

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. 

Begley Named Secondary School Principal of the Year!

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.

Greenhouse Now Open!


2013 Teachers and Classified Employees of the Year

The 2013 Teacher and Classified Employees of the Year were recognized at the April Board meeting.

Hagen Tyler Plays Major Role in Win Against DHS

The Boyle County High School Basketball Team beat Danville High School 67-59 this Tuesday night. Boyle's Hagen Tyler scored a game-high 30 points, and was interviewed by a local radio station. To hear the interview click here

Welcome Back Chuck Smith!

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.

Nick Gowen Speaks at BCHS

Four Boyle County Honors English IV classes were lucky enough to welcome Nick Gowen to speak to them about writing college and scholarship essays. 

WES Teacher Kate Wintuska Featured in KDE Newsletter!

Kate Wintuska, 5th grade teacher at Woodlawn Elementary School, was featured in KDE's newsletter! Check out her article "Technology Critique: Socrative" 

BCHS Graduation Rate- Top 10 in the state

Dr. Terry Holiday, Commissioner of Education in Kentucky, recently congratulated Will Begley for Boyle County High School’s recent accomplishment of being rated a Top 10 school in all of Kentucky in the area of graduation rate.

Ms. Wintuska's class shows off their class set of glowing iPads

 By A. Hebert

“Do your best, be your best, no regrets” is the unofficial motto of Centre College preached by the college’s president John Roush.  This motto is embodied by Centre students and continues to govern their work as they have moved on from Centre and have entered the halls of the Boyle County School system.  The Boyle County School district has become a place where recent Centre graduates can flourish as they make the exciting transition from student to teacher.  Two recent Centre graduates, Kate Wintuska, and Sarah Jessee, have become a part of the Boyle county team and are making a positive impact teaching students while learning along the way.

Response to Questions from Survey Feedback

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.

Calendar Adjustment Update

The input from the snow day survey was invaluable and provided guidance to the board in weighing options for making up snow days.

BCHS Students Shine In DECA Regional Competition

We finally have the DECA regional competition scores back from DECA Region 4. As usual, BCHS students took home a lot of 1st place trophies. Also this year, we have our first ever Regional Officers, Hannah Ayers and Hannah Wilson. Hannah Ayers ran for Vice President of Communications and Hannah Wilson ran for Vice President of Civic Consciousness. Although bad weather forced our regional competition to be on-line testing for each category, we still blew out most of the competition. Below is a list of the students who competed, and where they placed in this year's competition. #PlayToWin

Top 10 in the State!

With the release of the 2012 KPREP state assessment results, Boyle County Schools has entered new territory – Top 10 among all districts in Kentucky!

Hear How Boyle County Establishes Student Growth Goals

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.

Adjust Breakfast and Lunch Menus- Elementary

Due to the number of snow days we've had lately, the breakfast/lunch menus have been adjusted. 

The revised menus will affect the weeks of January 27-31 and February 3-7.


Boyle County FFA Students are "Outstanding in Their Field"

Boyle County has always had an exceptional Future Farmers of America program, and this year is no different. FFA members at Boyle County have already competed in events this year at the regional and national levels, and will participate in additional competitions in the spring.

Gifted and Talented NY Trip Projects

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.

New Request for Copier Bids

The Boyle County Board of Education will accept, new, sealed bids in its Central Office for the purpose of securing a district wide lease agreement for copiers for schools. At the February regular meeting, the board rejected the previous bids and asked that they be rebid. Specifications may be obtained at the Central Office (Middle School location), located at 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky, during the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Bids will be accepted until 11:00 AM Tueday, March 11, 2014.The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
All bids must be received by the time designated and none will be considered thereafter. Bids must be clearly marked, on the outside of the envelope, with the name and number as listed.
At the specified dates and times, all bids which are in order, sealed, properly marked, signed, etc., shall be opened and read aloud. Any interested parties may attend. No immediate decision will be made concerning the proposals submitted.
Copies of the Bid Documents may be obtained from the Boyle County Board of
Education's Office, (859) 236-6634. Contact Susan Taylor, Chief Information Officer, for additional information.

Black and Gold Academy 2014

It's back!!!
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 Among State's Elite for Second Year in a Row! Boyle County Schools has been designated a Distinguished School District for the second consecutive year, based on latest K-PREP state accountability scores. The school district, once again is in the top 10 of all K-12 districts in Kentucky. 
BCHS Students Begin Trails Project

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.  

BCHS Swimming and Diving State Results

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. 

BCHS Academic Team Wins Region 12 Governor's Cup!

Congratulations to our BCHS academic team for taking first place and earning the title of Region 12 Governor’s Cup for academic team competition CHAMPIONS!  Individual results were as follows:

Devin Wehmiller – 3rd place composition
Kylie Cooper – 2nd place composition
Natalie Rueben – 1st place composition
Josh Dyer – 4th place social studies, 3rd place science

Sam Fluty – 1st place mathematics

2014-2015 School Calendar

The 2014-2015 calendar was approved at January's Board meeting. 

Key Dates:
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

Full Calendar

STLP Gearing up for State!


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.


Sophomores Eligible to take ACT for Free!

The Boyle County Board of Education recently approved and funded an ACT initiative. On Saturday, April 12th, every BCHS sophomore will be eligible to take an official ACT for free at the High School!

EduTalk Featuring Assistant Superintendent David Young

On Thursday, January 16th, David Young was interviewed about education in the Boyle County School System. To hear the full interview Click Here

Tech Rebels Take 1st in Multiple Events in EKU Competition

Friday, February 28th the Tech Rebels competed in the 2014 Technology Student Association Regional Technology Challenge on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. 25 schools from several Kentucky districts were in attendance for this year's regional event. Districts participating were Boyle, Fayette, Franklin, Campbell, Mason, Meade, Owen, George Rogers Clark, Henry,  Bardstown, Rockcastle, Laurel, Glasgow, Spencer, and Madison.

Boyle County High School Course Description Book

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