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About BCHS

-ACT Score 20.7
-16 Advance Placement Classes
-10 Honors Classes
-State Officers in FFA & FCCLA & TSA
-Over 15 Clubs
-Vocational School Opportunities
-Over 60 Dual Credit Opportunities
-Over 75% of Staff Hold Master's Degrees
-Pathway to Careers/Cooperative Work Release
-Strong ETE & CTE Program
-Spanish and Chinese Language Courses
-Band & Choir
-Dance & Drama
-Small Group Intervention
-Gifted/Talented
-Graduation Rate 92.1% (Ranks 13th in KY)
-Over $3 Million
-22 Highly Competitive Athletic Teams
-15 KHSAA District Championships
-19 KHSAA Regional Championships
-4 KHSAA State Championships
-2 KHSAA Final Four Appearance in Softball

 

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

 

Boyle County High School News

"An Evening with Dr. Ben Carson"

The Boyle County Republican Party will offer a ticket for student and guardian to "An Evening with Dr. Ben Carson" at the Norton Center for the Arts on Thursday, February 12th at 7:30pm.  Dr. Ben Carson is a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and potential Presidential Candidate in 2016.  Interested Junior and Senior students should register in the Guidance Office by the end of the day on Friday and turn in a resume.  The winner will be selected based upon academic and extracurricular achievements.  Tickets are valued at $50 each.


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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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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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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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


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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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.


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