District News

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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BCHS Principal Selection Survey

As the High School prepares for a new principal, we are seeking input from parents, students, and staff. 

Please take a moment to participate in a brief survey (click image below). 


WES 2014-2015 School Supply List

 2014-2015 Supply Lists

Click link above to see school supply lists for all grades at WES. Welcome Back! 


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.


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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.  


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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.


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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. 


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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.

 


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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.


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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. 


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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. 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.


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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!

 


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)


Black and Gold Academy Information

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.


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Board Meeting Clarification

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.


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. 


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.


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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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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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Junction City Elementary Kindergarten Registration & Pre-Screening

Junction City Elementary will be holding a Kindergarten registration and pre-screening at on May 20, 2014 from 8-4pm. 

Call 859-936-7524 to schedule an appointment.


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. 


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Non-Resident Application Information

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.


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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.


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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!


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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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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.


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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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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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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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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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


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


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David Young Featured on Bam Radio Network

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.


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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. 


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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.


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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.


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PGES mindset could lead to "game changing" success

Read about how Boyle County Schools are using PGES here 

 


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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!


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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


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.


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


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BCMS Principal Karsner Featured in KSBA Article

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!

 

http://www.ksba.org/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=6YGI20B&dasi=3UBI


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Club Success at BCHS

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.


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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.

 

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Artists Reception at the Community Arts Center

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.


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Fundraiser for KSD Pool at Orange Leaf!

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! 

 

 


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BCHS Students Accepted into BASE Camp This Summer

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.


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New Road Now Open

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


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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


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


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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.


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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. 


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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.


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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.


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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" 


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@BCHSAnonymous: Making a Difference One Tweet At a Time

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!

http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/news/local/boyle/boyle-county-high-all-atwitter-over-mystery-tweeter/article_3893a34b-f24a-5f77-acb4-43ee02686338.html


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BCHS Freshman Present at City Hall

Students from Mrs. Lester and Mrs. Farr’s classes completed an Interdisciplinary Problem Set, which focused on solving a problem posed by the Boyle County Trails Committee. The students were asked to design a trail extension for the existing trail near Batewood homes. They were given a $90,000 budget and after visiting the site, they were able to come up with many great ideas to improve the park and trail.


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Prince & Princess Prom

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


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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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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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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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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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Run for the Roses 2014

Some great Derby attire was seen all across Boyle County. Check out the photo gallery for some great pictures. 

Derby in Boyle 2014


BCMS 2014 Supply Lists

  Get your combined 7th grade list, combined 8th grade list and both 6th grade lists.


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2014-2015 Perryville Elementary Supply List

Click on link(s) below to download supply lists.

Art Supply List

Preschool Supply List

Kindergarten Supply List

1st Grade Supply List

2nd Grade Supply List

3rd Grade Supply List

4th Grade Supply List

5th Grade Supply List


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, May 12, 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.

DOWNLOAD FULL RFP


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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.

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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.


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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.


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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


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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.


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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.


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.  


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2014-2015 School Calendar

The 2014-2015 calendar.


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

http://www.boyle.kyschools.us/docs/2014-2015%20calender.pdf


Sarah Ferrell Accepted to GSA Summer 2014!

Congratulations to Sarah Ferrell for being accepted for Governor’s School for the Arts for the Summer of 2014 and to Katie Burkich for being selected as an alternate!

 


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STLP Results from State Competition

STLP Students participated in the State Competition last week, and did an amazing job.


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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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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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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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Kindergarten Registration Information

If your child needs to be registered for Kindergarten this year, here are some things you need to know:


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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.

 


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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!


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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


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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


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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. 


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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.


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TSA Students Headed to Nationals!

Last week Boyle County students attended the state TSA competition in Louisville.? Despite the amount of competition, our students placed very well. These students will be headed to TSA Nationals in June. Congrats to all TSA competitors!


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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