The Boyle County Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 school calendar at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Pursuant to KRS 158.070, the annual instructional calendar was recommended by the district’s calendar committee.
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept proposals in its Central Office (101 Citation Drive Suite C, Danville, KY 40422) until 10:00 AM, Friday, November 30, 2018, for the following:
On Friday, November 16, 2018, Boyle County Schools will dismiss two hours early to accommodate students, families and staff wishing to attend the Boyle County High School football game in Belfry, Kentucky. Please note that the game’s kick-off time has been moved up to 7:00 PM.
Last night, Boyle County High School (BCHS) hosted its eighth annual ACT Gala in recognition of the forty seniors who received a composite score of 28 or higher on the ACT.
In August, the Board of Education approved a two-year School Safety Strategic Plan aimed at strengthening safety efforts throughout the district. The $415,000 plan covers four focus areas, including mental health, safety drills and protocols, supervision and security—with seventeen stated goals and specific action plans.
The Boyle County Education Foundation, Inc. has launched a fundraising effort in support of the new Boyle County Schools Theatre for the Performing Arts. The goal for the Take a Seat campaign is to raise $125,000—the cost of purchasing and installing the theatre’s 500 seats. Campaign gifts of $250 will be recognized with an engraved plaque affixed to a seat.
Boyle County High School will be the site of a mock active shooter exercise on August 3, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Led by the Danville-Boyle County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), the full-scale exercise will test the responsiveness of local emergency agencies during an active shooter scenario.
Last night, the Boyle County Board of Education held the first reading of a three-year School Safety Strategic Plan. The draft plan, prepared by the Boyle County Schools’ Safety Strategic Planning Committee, outlines recommendations to add school resource officers, introduce a new visitor management system, expand safety trainings and enhance mental health support structures.
Sports Physicals for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm for $10. The event will be held at Ephraim McDowell Family and Internal Medicine located (across the street from the Bunny Davis Tennis Courts) at 105 Ponder Court, Suite 104, Danville, Kentucky.
Eleven Boyle County High School juniors have been selected to participate in the 2018 Kentucky Governor’s Schools Programs. The Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) and the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) are summer residential programs that offer intense learning experiences to the state’s top students.
Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner, Stephen Pruitt, has appointed Laura Guerrant to the Boyle County Board of Education as the Division #5 representative. Guerrant took the oath of office on Thursday, April 12, at a special called board meeting.
The Boyle County Board of Education approved a plan to amend the 2017 - 2018 school calendar at a special called meeting on Thursday, April 12. The plan shifts the last day of school for students to May 31, accounting for four non-traditional instruction days and eight school closure days.
Boyle County Schools will be closed on Friday, April 13, 2018, to allow staff the opportunity to travel to Frankfort and advocate for our students and public education.
The Boyle County school district is closed today due to a high volume of staff absences. By early this morning, one fourth of the district’s teachers had reported that they would not be at school today.
Earlier this week, many of our high school students participated in a face-to-face, honest conversation with administrators about safety in our schools. These powerful conversations left us hopeful for the future and determined to identify and reinforce our efforts.
Boyle County High School has been awarded a $10,000 grant to enhance and revitalize its theatre program. Inspired by NBC’s upcoming drama Rise, the network’s R.I.S.E. (Recognizing and Inspiring Student Expression) America program has awarded grants to 50 high schools across the nation.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has included four Boyle County High School seniors on its list of approximately 15,000 National Merit Scholarship Finalists.
The Boyle County Conservation District hosted an awards banquet honoring students and teachers for their participation in the 2017 Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art Contest: Water is Life.
BCHS students invited to engage in open dialogue about school safety.
The Board of Education approved a plan to amend the 2017 - 2018 school calendar by changing March 16 to an instructional day.
BCHS Football competes for its 8th state title! Coach Chuck Smith and the Boyle County Rebels punched their tickets to the Class 3A state final with a 14-7 victory over Elizabethtown on Friday.
Boyle County High School and Danville High School officials have rescheduled their annual rivalry football game for Thursday, August 31, at 7:00 p.m. The game will be played at Danville’s Admiral Stadium.
On August 21, 2017, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. Millions of Americans in 12 states will watch day turn to night for a few minutes during this solar spectacle.
DANVILLE, KY – AUGUST 11, 2017 – Boyle County Schools will delay all school dismissals by one hour on Monday, August 21, to allow students to experience “The Great American Eclipse.”
Students requested a change in the dress code to allow for shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. to be 4 inches above the knee instead of 2 and much more.
Freshmen- Aug 8 11:00-3:00
Sophomores- Aug 10 11:00-3:00
Juniors- Aug 10 9:00-3:00
Seniors- Aug 8 9:00-3:00
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Nine outstanding teachers from across the state – three elementary, three middle and three high school teachers – were named semifinalists for the 2018 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, the Kentucky Department of Education and ValvolineTM . Ryan New, Boyle County High School Social Studies teacher was named as one of the three semifinalists for the high school category.
Teacher semifinalists were chosen based on their scores from the first round of judging, which was conducted by a blue-ribbon panel of veteran educators. Applications included information on nominees’ teaching philosophies, teaching experiences, involvement in their respective communities and letters of recommendation. Classroom visits and personal interviews with each of the nine semifinalists resulted in the selection of the 2018 Elementary School, Middle School and High School Teachers of the Year.
The Boyle County Board of education will accept bids in its Central Office (1651 Perryville Rd Danville, KY-back of middle school location) until 10:00 AM, Friday, May 5, 2017
• Elevator Repair Services
• Lawn Maintenance (Mowing)
• Student Accident Insurance
• Workmen’s Compensation Insurance
• Property, Fleet, General Liability, Educators Legal Liability, and Umbrella Insurance
• Warewashing Chemical and Service
• Maintenance Uniforms
Bids will be opened Friday May 5th, 2017 at 1651 Perryville Rd. Danville, KY (back of middle school location). Specifications may be obtained at the address above. Packets may be picked up beginning April 24th, 2017 and after that date during the office hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, until the time mentioned above. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bid opening will be as follows on Friday May 5, 2017: Elevator Repair: 2:00 P.M Student Accident Insurance: 2:10 P.M. Lawn Maintenance: 2:15 P.M. Workmen’s Compensation Insurance: 2:20 P.M. Property, Fleet, General Liability, Educators Legal Liability and Umbrella Insurance: 2:30 P.M. Warewashing Chemical and Service: 3:15 P.M. Maintenance Uniforms: 3:20 P.M. Jennifer Newby, Chairperson Mike Lafavers, Secretary
Boyle County Schools Invitation to Bid The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office until 10:00 AM, Monday, April 10, 2017, for the t-shirts for the 2017 Black and Gold Academy. Specifications may be obtained at the central office (Back of the Middle School Location, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky, beginning March 20, 2017 and after that date during the office hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, until the time mentioned above. Bids will be opened at 11:00 AM on April 10, 2017. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Jennifer Newby, Chairperson Mike Lafavers, Secretary
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Monday, March 20, 2017 to Monday, April 10, 2017 on surplus items including but not limited to the following: Metro holding cabinet, scotsman ice machine and bin, set of bleachers, softball jerseys, copiers, assorted electronic equipment, TV, and other items– can be viewed school days from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM by contacting Central Office at 859-236-6634. Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 at the central office (Boyle County Middle School, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky. Bids will be opened at 1:00 PM on April 10, 2017. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Jennifer Newby, Chairperson Mike Lafavers, Secretary
Video by: Abby Hotchkiss
Registration is now open for Boyle County's 6th Annual Summer Camp.
When: June 19-23
Where: Boyle County High School
Registration ends March 31
Each year the parents, students, and staff are asked to nominate someone they feel should be recognized as Classified Employee of the Year. This is different from the Teacher of the Year (nominated at each school by principals). If you would like to send out accolades to a teacher please contact the school principal directly.
Classified Employees are those that lend tremendous support to our teachers, students, and parents. They include: Instructional Assistants, Bus Drivers, Maintenance Personnel, Office Support, Custodians, School Secretaries, Food Service Personnel (including managers, cooks, monitors, director), Nurses, Family Youth Resource (FRYC's) Coordinators, School Resource Officers, etc... They are a vital component to what makes Boyle County so great!
Deadline is March 13, 2017
Please take a moment to put your nomination via the link below:
All of your scheduling needs for the 2017-18 school year. Click Here!
Four BCHS Seniors were named as 2017 National Merit Finalists!
This honor is given to only 16,000 of the 1.6 million high school students across the country for exceptional PSAT scores. These students are in the running for the 2017 National Merit Scholarships.
Our finalists are: Anna Duncan, Kate Leahey, Wesley Wei, and Taylor Whitsell.
Congratulations to these amazing students!
Students requesting to be in the Tech Help Desk next year will need to click here to complete the Google form:
Students also will need a recommendation from a business or technology teacher and meet with the Tech staff in the library.
The Boyle County Forensics Team traveled to SCAPA in Lexington for the Bluegrass Regional Tournament on Saturday. It was a great day for the team with seven students reaching the finals. The biggest victory belonged to Lucas Ross and Joshua Bishop as they were named Regional Champions in the Duo Interpretation category. This is a very difficult acting category that requires choreographed movement and teamwork as well as memorization and acting. They triumphed over finalists from SCAPA, Danville High School, and Dunbar High School.
Other winners included:
Micah Fowler and William Rayens - Duo Improvisation
Alyssa Wray - Personal Oral Interpretation
McKenzie Stearman - Prose
Canaan Coffman - Prose
Congratulations to all students who competed!
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. If you are planning to make a delivery to your child's school on this day, please review information below.
Please remember that NO GLASS, POTTERY, ANYTHING BREAKABLE, BALLOONS, or LARGE STUFF ANIMALS are allowed to be taken home on the bus. This is a Kentucky State Transportation Law. Thank you for your corporation and we hope to make this a great day for our students.
The Middle School and High school will only accept deliveries from florist after 1:30 PM.
Students! We need your opinion on the Non-Traditional School Day. Please take a moment to complete survey by clicking on image below.
Last week, a group of Boyle County High School students attended the inauguration in Washington, D.C. with their AP Government teacher, Ryan New.
They were featured on a WKYT news segment that can be found here.
The Board of Education approved the 2017-18 School Year calendar on December 15, 2016.
First Day of school: 8/16
Fall Break: 10/9-10/13
Winter Break: 12/21-01/02
Spring Break: 04/02-04/06
Invitation To Bid
The Infinite Campus Portal application will be unavailable December 23- December 30. During this time maintenance work will be done and a few upgrades put in place. Students, parents, and teachers will not have access to any of the Infinite Campus features.
Ryan New, a social studies teacher at Boyle County High School has taken an innovative approach to his Advanced Placement US Government class, which has lead to tremendous learning opportunities for his students.
The Kentucky Thespian Society held its annual festival and competition on October 28-29 at Eastern Kentucky University. Over 300 middle and high school students participated, competing in individual and group events.
At Boyle County Schools, the role of our Library Media Specialists (LMS) is evolving from the traditional role of librarian, to a role that will better meet the needs of our 21st Century students. This summer during professional development, Library Media Specialists collaborated with the District Technology Specialist and various content area teachers to create deeper learning units to be used throughout the year. The goal of the Deeper Learning units is to provide students with technology tools and resources that they can use in conjunction with the content taught in the classroom to create meaningful learning experiences for students.
Four Boyle County High School students have qualified as National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists; Taylor Whitsell, Wesley Wei, Kate Leahey, and Anna Duncan.
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Becoming a National Merit Semi-Finalist is competitive and requires scoring in the top 1% on the PSAT.
"Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit" - Aristotle
Hats off to these BCHS Students who pursue excellence daily!
The Kentucky Department of Education recently released test scores from 2015-2016 KPREP state-wide assessment. In the past, Boyle County Schools has scored amongst the top school districts in the state, and this past year was no different. Boyle County Schools is currently the 4th ranked district in the state. We are also the highest ranking county district in the state for the third consecutive year.
To read the article on the Advocate Messenger click here.
To read the press release from Boyle County Schools click here.
Recently, Mike LaFavers, Superintendent of Boyle County Schools, testified in favor of the Non-Traditional Instruction program. He was featured in an article on the Kentucky School Boards Association website.
To read the full article, click here.
UofL student from Danville earns Grawemeyer Scholarship
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville freshman Connor Burns is one of ten scholars to receive the 2016 Grawemeyer Scholarship. The award provides full tuition plus an additional $8,000 per year to cover college-related expenses. The scholarship goes to students interested in undergraduate research. To qualify, Kentucky high school graduates must have a minimum ACT score of 31, or 1420 on the SAT, and a grade point average of 3.75 or better.
Burns, a bioengineering major at UofL’s Speed School of Engineering, graduated in 2016 from Boyle County High School. He is the son of Greg and Carole Burns.
“Being a Grawemeyer recipient carries significance, mainly because of the program associated with the scholarship,” said Burns. “The program facilitates connections needed to begin researching as early as freshman year, which is something I highly value.”
Burns was salutatorian of his high school class and was named a 2016 National AP Scholar and National Merit Finalist.
Last night Boyle County Schools was alerted, by local law enforcement, that a homicide had occurred in the Junction City community. As with any similar situation we will take all precautions necessary to ensure the well being and safety of all our students. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to local law enforcement.
The Boyled to Perfection culinary team competed at the State Fair last week. They were judged on taste of their dish, culinary knowedge, skill, sanitation, and presentation. The team advanced to the final round, where they prepared BBQ pork tacos with apple poppy seed coleslaw. Boyled to Perfection placed 2nd overall.
Team members are Mady Thomas, Chandler Lane, Sidney Darnell, and Samantha Stewart.
Congratulations to these students!
In July BCHS had several students compete in 4-H Rally days and the winners went on to compete at the state level. Three of our talented artists won awards in 5 different categories.
Summer Allahham -Blue Ribbon for photography, my community level two
Joy Conge -Blue Ribbon for Senior Acrylic painting
Natalie Hayes -Blue Ribbon for Senior Color Drawing, Senior Black and White Drawing, Single photography person, and Digital photography
Both the Agronomy and Livestock Judging teams won state competitions.
The members of the Agronomy team are Alexis Sosh (High Individual in the contest), Sarah Randall (2nd high), Makayla Richter (5th high) and Adriana Crockett (6th high). This is the first ever win for Boyle County in the Agronomy contest- although it was only our fourth ever attempt! This team absolutely obliterated the competition with the 2nd place team 121 points behind us. The Agronomy team will now move on to compete in the national contest at the National FFA Convention in October.
The members of the Livestock Judging team are Cody Glasscock (High overall individual in the contest), Taylor Graves (2nd high overall, 1st high in goat and 1st high in swine), and Ethan Ellis (9th high overall). This was the first win in this contest for Boyle County since 2009. Unfortunately, the livestock team will not be able to compete in the national contest because all those members are already competing in national competitions and scheduling conflicts will prevent them from competing in multiple contests.
Michaela Carpenter also placed 13th overall in the Seed Identification contest.
The Boyle County chapter is also a top 10 finalist for Models of Innovation in Community Development, which is based on our chapter activities throughout the year related to community development.
Congrats to all students who participated and good luck our students who will compete at the National Convention later this year!
Tuesday, August 16
Boyle County Middle School Cafeteria
Your feedback is requested in the design process for the new middle school. There will be a brief presentation followed by a question and answer session. There are many details that have yet to be defined. All feedback will be collected and used in future planning.
Example of topics to be covered:
*This above only serves as a sample and is not a comprehensive list.
Unable to attend, but would still like to submit feedback? Click here: Online Feedback
Ryan New a former BCHS teacher, who spent the last year working with the Kentucky Department of Education, will be returning to teach social studies at Boyle County High School in the fall. He was recently featured in an article for Kentucky Teacher discussing how to get students more actively engaged in social studies classrooms.
To read the article, click here.
Schedule and Chromebook Pick-up dates August 2nd & 4th. If you have questions, please contact the BCHS Office from 9am-2pm daily at 859-236-5047.
Black and Gold is now only a week away and we are so excited!
It is very important that all parents finalize their child's registration. This includes signing a code of conduct, picking up transportation documents, and confirming emergency contact information. We have several options for pick up times.
June 7th - 6:30-7:30 at BCHS (after the new parent meeting)
June 8th -- 8:30-3:30 at Central Office (Park in the lot between Woodlawn and BCMS. The door is located towards the bypass on the south side of the middle school building)
June 9th -- 12:30 - 7:30 at BCHS
June 10th -- 8:30 - 3:30 BCHS
If you are new to Black and Gold this year, there will be a new parent meeting on June 7th before schedule pick up at 6:00 pm at BCHS.
IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT TO ONE OF THE DATES ABOVE, YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE PLANS TO WALK YOUR CHILD INTO THE BUILDING ON THE FIRST DAY OF BLACK AND GOLD TO CHECK YOUR CHILD IN.
If you have any questions, please call (859) 236-6634.
As part of Seed Change, Boyle County School District has been designated one of two Farm to School Demonstration Sites in Kentucky, highlighting their work as leaders in the state. In addition to building an outdoor classroom, increasing our garden size and upgrading our current greenhouse, the district has hosted 2 trainings for 30 school professionals from across the state to help increase these opportunities for all students.
At these trainings, Boyle County School District showcased school garden, greenhouses and the hydroponic lettuce raised for our students and inspired other schools to grow their own farm to school programs. These trainings gave attendees an opportunity to participate in a hands-on, peer learning experience with other teachers, food service personnel, parents and students across the state to share farm to school concepts, best practices, challenges and questions.
Congratulations to the Boyle County Girls Track Team. They won state this evening!
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office (Back of the Middle School Location, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky until 2:00 PM, June 1, 2016, for the following:
• Architectural Services
• Food Service Dishwashing Supplies and Services
• Boyle County High School Softball Field Drainage Project
Specifications may be obtained at the central office, 1651 Perryville Road, Door 8 -back
Boyle County Middle School location, Danville, Kentucky, or the District Web-site (www.boyle.kyschools.us) beginning May 23, 2016 and after that date during the office hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, until the time mentioned above.
The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
Stephen Tamme, Chairperson
Mike Lafavers, Secretary
"Sports Physicals for 2016-2017 will be held on Wednesday May 11, 2016 at Bluegrass Immediate Care from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The cost is $10. All proceeds go towards buying medical supplies for the athletic program. Bluegrass Immediate Care (BIC) is located on 478 Whirl-A-Way Drive, just off the bypass. Please have the forms signed prior to arriving at BIC. You can pick up blank forms at BCHS and BCMS. Forms can also be printed off at the following link:
The annual Prince & Princess Prom is upon us. This is always an awesome event. The evening is FULL of fun, fashion, and (of course) dancing!
Tickets are only $5.00.
Date/Time: May 13 at 6:00 PM
Location: High School.
The Strike Out Cancer Event is a yearly tradition for the Boyle County Rebels Baseball Team. The team is selling t-shirts with proceeds going to Freear’s Hope Foundation, which provides assistance to cancer patients. Shirts are $10 each. Please add $2 for 2XL shirts. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, please return money and order form to your school by Friday, April 8th . This year’s event will take place April 19th at Boyle County Baseball Field. Please wear your shirt and support BC Baseball as they Strike Out Cancer.
The Boyle County High School Academic Team recently competed in the State Governor's Cup Tournament in Louisville, KY.
Boyle County High School Grandstands C-S 1517
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Sealed Bids for the furnishing of all labor, materials, equipment and services for the Boyle County High School Grandstands; will be received by the Boyle County Schools Central Office until 2:00 PM, Tuesday April 12, 2016, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office until 11:00 AM, Monday, April 11, 2016, for the painting of the Boyle County High School gymnasium. Specifications may be obtained at the central office (Back of the Middle School Location, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky, beginning March 28, 2016 and after that date during the office hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, until the time mentioned above. Bids will be opened at 2:00 PM on April 11, 2016.
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Monday, March 28, 2016 for surplus item -1984 Croppie CR Cruiser Boat, which can be viewed school days from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM by contacting Central Office at 859-236-6634.
Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. Monday, April, 11, 2016 at the central office (Boyle County Middle School, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky.
Bids will be opened at 1:00 PM on April 11, 2016.
Click here for the courses and scheduling link.
Seniors will be walking the stage on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30.
The Boyle County High School Rebel Fishing team took back to the waters of Lake Cumberland to kick off their spring fishing season and it did not disappoint. Twenty-two student anglers, a new record for the Boyle team, went head to head to see who could catch the 5 biggest bass the lake had to offer. Under tough conditions, the teams that fished had a fantastic day. First place went to Hannah Wesley and McKenzie Langford.
The Board meeting for this evening has been cancelled. A makeup date will be announced soon.
Save the Date!
What: Boyle County FRYSCky Girls Night Out Purse Auction!
When: Saturday, March 19th at 2 pm - 6 pm
Where: BCHS Cafeteria
Why: To benefit the BC Family Resource and Youth Service Centers
Join us for live and silent auctions, refreshments, door prizes, and more!
The BCHS Future Business Leaders of America team had another very succesful Regional Competition. 10 Boyle County students, many of whom competed in mulitple events, placed well enough in their events to qualify for the State Competition.
The BCHS DECA team, in which students compete in various entreprenuership categories, once again, had a phenomenal year. To close the season out, several students brought home Regional and State titles and awards in various competitions.
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is one of several organization supporting the needs of students interested in technology.
Richmond, KY – Boyle County High School Tech Rebels competed in the 2016 Technology Student Association Regional Technology Challenge on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. 23 schools from several Kentucky districts were in attendance for this year’s regional event. The Tech Rebels received 1st and 2nd place awards in two separate events.
PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY 1st Place – Maddie McWhorter
PREPARED PRESENTATION 2nd Place – Hannah McWhorter
Both the Middle School and High School Academic Teams have had enormous success in this year's competitions.
Boyle County Schools Invitation to Bid
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Friday, February 26, 2016 for surplus item -1984 Croppie CR Cruiser Boat, which can be viewed school days from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM by contacting Central Office at 859-236-6634. Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the central office (Boyle County Middle School, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky. Bids will be opened at 1:00 PM on March 8, 2016.
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office until 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, for the Purchase of Maintenance Pick-up Truck. Specifications may be obtained at the central office (Back of the Middle School Location), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky, beginning February 26, 2016 and after that date during the office hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, until the time mentioned above. Bids will be opened at 1:30 PM on March 8, 2016.
If your family needs support with heat, food, access to health services, school supplies, clothing, or another resource, please let us know using the link below.
This form can also be found under the "Student Services" drop down menu from the home page on our website.
The BCHS Bowling Team recently won the regional tournament title for the second year in a row! The team will move on to compete at the State Tournament in Lexington on February 12th. Cameron Walker was named the Boys Singles Regional Champion for the second time in three years.
BCHS Parents- Please take FRYSC survey.
BOYLE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Receives National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award
Program recognizes high schools that help to keep young athletes safe
Danville, KY/January 24, 2016 – Boyle County High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its athletic program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.
Due to the incoming severe weather, the main campus will be closed Friday through Sunday afternoon. Tentative plans are to reopen campus on 1/24 for practices and other events. However, this may change based on the weather and road conditions. Updates will be available here, facebook, and twitter. Please check the status before venturing out. Stay warm. Be Safe!
The board has approved the School Calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. Here are some key dates:
Aug. 8- Opening Day
Aug 10- First Day for students
Sept. 5- Labor Day/ No School
Oct 10-14 Fall Break
Nov 7- Staff Development Day
Nov 8- Election Day/ No School
Nov 23-25- Thanksgiving Break
Dec 19-30- Winter Break
Jan 2- Staff Development Day
Jan 16- MLK Day/ No School
Feb 20- No School (President's Day. Will be used as a make-up instructional day if needed)
March 17: Staff Development Day (Flex)
April 3-7: Spring Break
May 19- Last Day for Students
May 22- Closing Day for Staff
To view the complete calendar, click here.
Our online Math ESS program has been expanded to include all students grades 6-12. Students in 6th or 7th grade are required to turn in a parent permission form before accessing the Google Hangout for math assistance. A link for Math ESS information can be found under the "Student Services" drop down on the school website. Teachers will continue to be available from 7:30-9:30 pm Sunday-Thursday. If your child is struggling with math, don't hesitate to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!
To view a step by step sheet on how to get math help via Google Hangouts, click here.
A Boyle County High School delegation attended the Kentucky Youth Assembly in Louisville, Kentucky, Dec. 3rd-5th. A record number of 33 Boyle County High School students made up the delegation this year. The group was led by BCHS teachers Blossom Brosi and Dennis Dow. The Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) is a 3-day experiential learning program in which students serve as part of a model state government. KYA offers students the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of issues, develop critical thinking skills, and articulate their beliefs while engaging constructively with their peers from around the Commonwealth. The program was attended by about 1,200 high school students from around the Commonwealth.
16 Boyle County High School students recently competed at the 2015 FCCLA National Cluster Meeting. Of these students, 14 brought home trophies and some will even advance to the National Leadership Conference in California in July!
Last week, Boyle County High School (BCHS) received a very prestigious recognition. The College Board, which is the developer and the administrator of Advanced Placement (AP) exams and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), recognizes the top districts in the United States and Canada with regards to success on the AP exam each year. Success is defined by the College Board as the ability of a school district to get more students to take AP classes and AP exams and, at the same time, aggressively increase the number of students passing the exams. Last year, BCHS had 240 AP exams taken and an AP pass rate of 75%. Below you can find a chart showing how aggressively BCHS has increased participation and pass rate since 2008. Superintendent Mike Lafavers was thrilled by this recent recognition. “The fact that more and more BCHS students are being successful on AP exams speaks to the intentional structures the school has put in place to guarantee college success for students. Furthermore, the preparation Boyle County students receive in elementary school (Junction City, Perryville and Woodlawn) and middle school (Boyle County Middle) is as good as any in the nation.” said LaFavers. The Kentucky Department of Education press release is attached and provides more details.
To read the article on Central KY News, click here.
All five schools in Boyle County sent a team to compete yesterday in the Regional STLP Showcase Event. Each team presented a different project and for the first time, all five teams qualified for the State Tournament in April. Kenton Carrier was also the first ever BCHS student chosen as an STLP Engineer.
Last GSA Workshop
Sunday, November 15th
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kristen Atwood and Katie Lane, both of whom are juniors at Boyle County High School, recently placed 1st and 2nd in an Edgar Allan Poe themed writing contest sponsored by the Boyle County Public Library.
Atwood and Lane both won WalMart gift cards and had the opportunity to read their poetry at a Poe Impersonator event at West T. Hill in Harrodsburg, KY. The girls also had their poetry published in the Advocate Messenger.
Congratulations Kristen and Katie!
Boyle County High School senior, Wesley Wei, was one of eleven Kentucky students chosen from a pool of applicants to participate in the Next-Generation Student Council. This group 10th-12th grade students will have the opportunity to voice their opinions and take part in advising the Kentucky Department of Education on new educational policies.
Wei is the first Boyle County High School student to ever be selected for this particular group.
To read the KSBA article featuring Wei, click here
This month, 40 students were honored at a dinner gala at Centre College. These students were invited to attend after scoring a 28 or higher on their ACT. 20% of BCHS students who took the ACT last spring scored high enough to earn an invitation.
The Boyle County High School average composite score on the ACT this past year was 21.6, which is over a point higher than the state average.
Drugs and paraphernalia are changing constantly! This training will teach you current trends and bring you up to date on the new drugs and what we need to be aware of to protect our community and our young people.
Date: Thursday, November 5th
Location: Boyle County High School
Presenter: Officer Purdy, KSP
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Friday, October 23, 2015 to Tuesday, November 3, 2015 on surplus items including but not limited to the following: Computer monitors, laser print cartridges, TV, speakers, overhead, view screens, 2 - International school buses, front row pros, and other items– can be viewed school days from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM by contacting Central Office at 859-236-6634.
Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the central office (Boyle County Middle School, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky.
Bids will be opened at 1:00 PM on November 3, 2015.
At the regular Board of Education meeting held on October 15, the board approved the Boyle County Planning Committee's recommendation considering changes to the current District Facilities Plan. A hearing officer was also appointed for the public hearing to be held on Monday, October 19. The meeting will be take place in the library of the Boyle County High School at 7:30 (local time). The hearing will be for purpose of recording testimony concerning the District Facilities plan,
- Renovate the current Middle School to make into a new space for Woodlawn Elementary.
- Repurpose Woodlawn Elementary to be used for an Alternative School, Central Office, and Central Storage
- Build a new Middle School
Our 1:1 devices have opened new doors for continuing instruction outside of school. Our math teachers will now be available on Google Hangouts to assist students in grades 8-12 Sunday-Thursday from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. This online platform will make getting math help easier and will allow students to access this help remotely.
To watch a youtube video on Google Hangouts, click here.
FFA students who competed in Project Localize competitions this past year were featured in the 2015 October/November edition of Edible Magazine.
BCHS students competed in seven different categories for Project Localize. McKenzie Wash won "Best New Lexicon Term" and was recognized in Washington DC in May. BCHS students were also finalists in the categories of "Best Storytelling" and "Most Informative".
To see the online Edible Magazine article click here. The article begins on page 24.
The school your child attends is voluntarily participating in a safety assessment. The administration is interested in your views and any problems you believe should be addressed. This process is completely confidential, so do not put your name in this survey. Responses will be reported to the school in summary form only. Click HERE to participate.
This past weekend, the Boyle County Bass Fishing team participated in the Bradley Roy HS Open on Herrington Lake. Of the 60 participating HS Bass Fishing teams from all over Kentucky, the BCHS team had 4 boats finish in the top 20.
Click here to register for the Monster Dash 5K
BCHS Bass Fishing team is hosting the 1st Annual Alumni Tournament Oct. 3 on Lake Cumberland.
ALL BCHS Alumni are welcome to fish in the Tournament.
When: October 3
Where: Lake Cumberland
Join the Celebration as Perryville Elementary celebrates 100 years!!
Where: Perryville Elementary School, 418 W. 4th Street, Perryville, KY 40468
What: 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Perryville School
When: Sunday, September 20th, 2-5 PM
Why: to allow all former students and staff, as well as present students, staff and families, reminisce with their "old" friends, gaze at cherished mementos, and munch on light refreshments
The Governer's School For Entrepreneurs application portal opens on October 19th! Applications are due by December 21st. Students can apply at their website here. GSE is a 3-week residential summer program for 9th, 10th and 11th graders. It offers a creative, free-thinking environment for teens to share and develop their ideas for innovative products and services. No minimum GPA or ACT scores are required to apply. For more information, see your guidance counselor.
On August 29, Boyle County High School will be hosting a college fair! Whether your'e a senior trying to decide on a school or a junior just beginning to think about college, the college fair tailgate party will be full of fun and information aplicable to everyone. Come out to Boyle County High School on Saturday, August 29th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a great opprotunity to meet with college admissions counselors from across Kentucky. For more information, visit the Counselor's Corner page here to download the full flyer. We can't wait to see everyone come out for fun and some useful information!
Friday marked the first day of the Chromebook 1:1 roll out at the High School. Senior students were given their devices, and completed a brief training on how to operate their machines. The roll out will continue this week with the High School and Middle Schools. Over the course of the this week, 1800 devices will be handed out to students and these devices will be used to enhance instruction all over the district.
Teachers will be using Converge, which is the new Learning Management System being used by Boyle County, in classrooms at all schools. This will allow students to access curriculum and resources both at school and at home.
Feedback so far has been very positive, and we can't wait to see how the 1:1 Chromebooks change instruction in our classrooms!
Boyle County Drama Instructor and Opera Singer, Frieda Gebert, had the opportunity to travel to Recife, Brazil for three weeks this summer to teach master classes for to a group of 25 Brazilian singers from all across Brazil.
We are so excited to start the 2015-16 school year! Here is a message from Mr. Lafavers, Superintendent of Boyle County Schools.
Join us Sunday, August 16 from 4:00-6:30 and meet the 2015-16 Boyle County Football players.
Fun for all. There will be food, games (including a dunking booth for coaches), and an opportunity to hang out with the football players.
The Boyle County FFA Chapter was awarded a $26,000 farm-to-school grant by the Department of Agriculture. This grant will be used to help to improve the current greenhouse facilities at Boyle County High School and to provide funding to train other districts to implement programs similar to the ones at Boyle. Currently, the Boyle County FFA program grows fresh vegetables for the school and for low-income families in the community.
To read more about the grant and FFA initiatives at Boyle County click here.
Farmers National Bank will be sponsoring the annual WTVQ Channel 36 Football Blitz. This year, the Boyle County Rebels feature will air on Thursday, August 6th at 11:00 pm. Be sure to tune in!
This June, Boyle County High School students attended the KY FFA Convention, held in Lexington, KY. In addition to seeing Boyle County Alumni, Ruth Ann Myers, act as the National Eastern Region Vice President, the Boyle County FFA Chapter placed in the top 15 in the state, and students competing in individual events placed highly in many categories.
One Boyle County Student won the national award for Best New Term in an annual Project Localize contest. Project Localize promotes food literacy and sustainable agriculture in communities. This year, 250 students from 7 states submitted original artwork that was judged in several categories including: Best New Lexicon Term, Best Storytelling, Most Artistic, Most Informative Artwork, Most Innovative in Education, and Outstanding Project Localize Class. Winners were then given the opportunity to travel to Washington DC to present their artwork on Capital Hill.
For students (grades 6-12 ) to receive a ChromeBook there are criteria that must be met:
1- Fees Paid
2- AUP/Parent Permission Form
If you would like to get a jump on the necessary paperwork, you can download the forms here: AUP/PARENT PERMISSION FORM
For additional information, Parent Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
BCMS: August 10 at 6:00 PM
BCHS: August 6 @ 6:30 PM
The 2015-16 school year is fast approaching, and with it, our 1:1 Chromebook roll out! The Chromebooks will create new learning opportunities and we are excited to see students in action with these devices in the classroom.
We realize parents are curious about policies and procedures regarding the Chromebooks. To address some of these questions, we will be holding informational sessions for parents at both the High School and the Middle School prior to the start of school.
The informational session at the High School will take place on August 6th from 6:30-7:30 in the cafeteria.
The Middle School informational session will take place on August 10th from 6-8 pm in conjunction with Back to School night.
For more information about the Chromebook, click here. To see a "parent guide" about our new policies and procedures, click here.
Requesting two separate bids due July 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM:
o Provide and install high quality security cameras and system at the Performance Stadium and Upgrade to high school cameras.
o An alternate bid to provide and install security cameras and system for the campus to provide outside cameras that covers all buildings on campus.
BID Documents can be downloaded below:
Bid Specifications- MAP
Kentucky high schools are now required to send electronic transcripts to post-secondary institutions using Parchment Transcript Exchange.
Seniors - You received information in your TEAMS meetings on setting up an account and requesting a final transcript. You only request a transcript AFTER you have applied to a college/university. Your selected college will need to have a final transcript. You should also use this site for NAIA and NCAA requests in addition to your own registration on those sites.
You MUST use the "Parchment" site to request official transcripts.
You MUST create a Parchment account before you can make transcript requests.
The Class of 2015 enjoyed a night of fun, food and prizes following their commencement ceremony on July 29th. This drug, alcohol & tobacco free night was made possible by many individuals and businesses who donated money, prizes and/or food. Read on to learn who to thank for this great night of celebration!
Boyle County High School will be accepting nominations for parents to serve on the Site Base Decision Making Council for the 2015-2016 school year.
Applications will be available in the high school front office and on the school’s website beginning Thursday, April 23rd.
Completed applications are due in the high school’s front office by Friday, May 1st.
Voting will be held on Thursday, May 7th at Boyle County High School.
Here is a PDF application: SBDM Election Parent Application.pdf
Here is a Word Doc of the application: SBDM Election Parent Application.doc
Do you have a current 8th grader?
Yes, it's hard to believe he/she will be a Freshman next year! The High School's annual orientation will be held Thursday, April 23rd from 7:00-9:00 PM at the High School. All current 8th graders and their parents are invited to attend!
Seven Boyle County High School rising senior students were accepted to the Governor's Scholars Program for the summer of 2015. These students will have the opportunity to attend the five-week summer residential program at a Kentucky college free of charge. The students accepted from Boyle County High School for 2015 are: James Warinner, Samantha Miller, Marianna Baker, Nicholas Roney, Connor Burns, Katherine Luttrell, and Sanna Muhammad. Congratulations to these students!
On April 1, 2015, Boyle County Schools was recongized as a District of Distinction by the Kentucky Board of Education. This is an honor bestowed to only 7 districts this year. To qualify as a District of Distinction, a district has to have an overall accountability score at the 95th percentile or higher (based on achievement, gap, growth, college- and careerreadiness and graduation rate), meet its current year Annual Measurable Objective, have at least a 95 percent participation rate, and not have a Focus or Priority School in the district. The achievement data is based on K-PREP testing in spring 2014.
In May all 3-12 students in the state of Kentucky will be participating in K-Prep testing. Please ensure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a good breakfast this day. Also, please do not schedule appointments that would require your child to miss during the testing window.
Elementary: May 13-19
Middle School: May 11-15
High School: May 11-18
At the March Board meeting, the 2014-15 calendar was adjusted for lost days due to snow days (not including Non-Traditional Days).
May 19: School IS in ession
May 25: Memorial Day- No School
May 28: Last Day for students
May 29: Graduation at the High School
This year, the Boyle County High School Future Problem solving team, led by advisor Julie Taylor, competed in its first ever Scenario Writing event. Students were given a topic and asked to write a story from the perspective of someone 30 years in the future.
The Boyle County High School Summer Academy is designed to allow high school students the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities and to build up his/her college resume. Each course offers a different experience, is rigorous, and personalized. The Academy Bootcamp is the only course that is offered twice during the day. The other courses are full day. Breakfast and lunch are included each day. Bus transportation is available each day for students living in the Junction or Perryville area (pickup/drop off location is at the school in that area).
This year, Boyle County DECA students, who are led by advisors David Christopher and Michelle Feistritzer, were unable to physically attend the Regional Competition due to snow; however, students were able to participate online. Despite the weather, BCHS students performed admirably at the Regional and State Competitions and won a number of awards at both levels of competition.
Members of the Boyle County Y-Club recently attended the three-day Kentucky United Nations Assembly Conference last week in Louisville, KY. Participants at KUNA represent assigned countries and draft Resolutions for those countries based on the current issues in those areas. Students defend their proposed resolutions and debate resolutions from other schools at the General Assembly. Students also dress in native attire and build a display representing their country for the Global Village. This year Boyle County students represented Qatar, Oman, and Yemen and authored a Resolution for each of these countries.
Each year the parents, students, and staff are asked to nominate someone they feel should be recognized as Classified Employee of the Year.
Classified Employees are those that lend tremendous support to our teachers, students, and parents. They include: Instructional Assistants, Bus Drivers, Maintenance Personnel, Office Support, Custodians, School Secretaries, Food Service Personnel (including managers, cooks, monitors, director), Nurses, etc... They are a vital component to what makes Boyle County so great!
Deadline is March 26, 2015.
Nominate Now: http://goo.gl/forms/ld2bXjMM82
Last week, Assistant Superintendent David Young, and Perryville Curriculum Coach Maureen Elwyn, spoke at the annual Kentucky School Boards Association Conference about how Boyle County is measuring student growth in 21st Century Skills within the PGES evaluation system.
The BCHS Academic Team recently competed in the Region 12 Meet. Overall, the team finished in 2nd place, and individually, six students qualified to compete at the State Governor's Cup, which will take place March 14th-March 16th in Louisville.
Savanah Stow and Kelsey Kendrick, two Boyle County High School Seniors, participted in tne Rotary Club Speech Contest on February 13th. For this competition, students were required to write and memorize a 5-7 minute speech on the topic of service. With only ten days to prepare for the event, both Savannah and Kelsey both gave compelling speeches. Overall, Savannah Stow finished in second place, earning a $200.00 scholarship, and Kelsey Kendrick finished in third place, earning a $100.00 scholarship. Both ladies did an excellent job of representing the Boyle County FFA Chapter. Congratulations to Savannah and Kelsey!
Dear Parents of a BCHS Sophomore,
I want to take this opportunity to share with you some exciting news!
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept sealed bids in its Central Office for the purpose of purchasing Chromebooks for Boyle County High School and Boyle County Middle School beginning February 23, 2015. Bids will be accepted until March 5, 2015 at 9:00 AM. See bid information by clicking link below.
Due to the extreme weather, the ACT prep sessions scheduled for 2/21 have been cancelled.
The Boyle County High School Boys Bowling Team competed in the State Bowling Competition on February 12th at the Eastland Lanes in Lexington. The Rolling Rebels were seeded 6th after completing the first round of competition, and after defeating Graves County in three consecutive games, the Rebels faced Pleasure Ridge Parks in the State Quarterfinals. The Rebels won 1 of 4 games against Pleasure Ridge Parks, and ended their season as one of the top 8 bowling teams in the state.
Due to the winter weather that we've been experiencing all week, the regular monthly SBDM meeting will be postponed until 2/26/15 at 4:00pm.
This year will be the second year that all Boyle County High School Sophomore students will have the opportunity to sign up for the ACT free of cost. The funding will be provided by the Boyle County Board of Education, and the results from the exam will be used to create continuous review for students throughout their Junior year. Although this is not a requirement for students, last year, 86% of the sophomores participated, and we anticipate this number increasing this year.
In an article on AllKyHoops.com, the Rebel Rowdies were officially named the Student Section of the Season for 2015! To read the full article about the Rowdies, click here.
Boyle County High School is accepting nominations for a parent representative to serve on the District Facility Committee.
Next week, the first of three ACT prep sessions will be held for 110 Boyle County High School Juniors who opted to sign up for the free review courses offered by the school. These sessions will be held from 9 am – 12 pm on three Saturday mornings and will be focused on specific weaknesses of each student based on previous ACT results. There will be 9 Boyle County Teachers hosting review courses in Reading, Math, and English.
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.
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
Boyle County Schools is one of 13 districts in Kentucky given the opportunity to pilot Non-Traditional School Days to avoid losing instructional time due to snow days. We had a very successful first Non-Traditional day, and look forward to hearing more feedback from students and parents. To read an article featuring Boyle County Schools about our first ever Non-Traditional day click here
Still haven't completed the survey about how your NT day went? click here
With our first Non-Traditional School Day in the books, we would love feedback from students, parents, and teachers so that we can improve our Non-Traditional Days in the future. Because this is an innovative new approach to dealing with snow days, we anticipate that there will be a few issues to be worked out, and we thank everyone for their patience. From what we have seen thus far, we are very pleased with the participation and effort put in by our students, parents, and staff. Keep up the good work!
If you would like to participate in the survey about Non-Traditional Days, click here.
Jenna Blair, Chelsea Clark, and Kacie Arnold had the opportunity to share some best practices with Eastern Kentucky University Student Teachers at the EKU “Boot Camp” event for education majors on January 21st . Jenna Blair and Chelsea Clark presented to 75 Elementary Education Students prior to being sent out to their student teaching placements in two- hour and a half sessions. Kacie Arnold also represented Boyle County Schools at this event by presenting to a group of Middle School Education Students.
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.
At Boyle County Schools, we are constantly evaluating our practices to ensure that we are providing the best possible environment for our students, parents, and staff. We welcome all students and parents to participate in a survey about their experiences so that we can use their feedback to continue to improve.
If you are a parent and want to take the survey, click here
If you are a student and want to take the survey, click here
A KHEAA rep will be available to help with the Fafsa at the following location:
1560 Hustonville Rd., Suite 241, Danville, KY 40422
Boyle County High School's counseling office is posting some very useful information on their webpage! To get to their page, you can select counselor's corner in the left links, or click here:
They post information on current events for students, ACT practice and registration, updates on grades, and even more. The counselor's corner also posts announcements to seniors about college and graduation.
Don't forget to check their page often for new updates and announcements!
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
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
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.”
Two policies were recently updated by the Site Based Council. Click read more to see the updated policies.
During the winter months, there are several factors that play into school delays and closings. One important factor is wind chill. Boyle County Schools will be monitoring the National Weather Service to determine when school should be closed, or if the start time should be delayed. There are two possible scenarios that come from the National Weather Service in regards to wind chill. This may be either a Wind Chill Advisory or a Wind Chill Warning.
A Wind Chill Advisory indicates that the wind chill is between -10 and -24 degrees and wind speed is atleast 10 MPH.
A Wind Chill Warning indicates that the wind chill is -25 degrees or below and that the wind speed is atleast 10 MPH.
In the event that there is a Wind Chill Warning for the Boyle County area for the time the school day begins, we will close schools. This decision will likely be made the morning of the day in question, as it is difficult to predict wind chill in advance.
If there is a Wind Chill Advisory, schools will likely remain open unless there are bus fleet issues or mechanical problems in the school buildings. This will be assessed by 6:00 am.
As always, the safety of our staff and students is our top priority when making the decision to delay or close school.
The Board approved the 2015-2016 calendar during the regular session in December.
Aug 12: First Day for Students
Sept 7: Labor Day, No School
Oct 5-9: Fall Break
Nov 3: Staff Development Day, No School
Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break
Dec 21-Jan 1: Winter Break
Jan 4: Staff Development Day, No School
Jan 18: Martin Luther King Day, No School
Mar 18: Staff Development Day, No School
Mar 28-Apr 1: Spring Break
May 18: Last Day for Students
Click here for full calendar
Four Boyle County High School Freshmen advanced to the Young Entreprenuers Academy National Semi-Finals after presenting their business plan for the "Puter Juicer", which is what they named their solar powered computer charger.
To read an article on KSBA about the success of BCHS YEA click here.
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!
We are already planning for Black and Gold Academy 2015!
This academy is open to all Boyle County students. Breakfast, Lunch, Two Enrichment Courses, Fitness Activities, a T-shirt, and much more are offerred during this week long camp.
Look for more information following winter break.
Central Offices will be open on the following dates during the winter break from 8:30-3:30:
Monday, December 22
Tuesday, December 23
Friday, December 26
Monday, December 29
Tuesday, December 30
Reminder: Students return from winter break Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
If you are a Boyle County High School student, you are invited to participate in a brief survey. The data we collect will help with technology purchases and decision making for all students. Click image below to begin
A group of Centre College students have started a program called GEMS, which stands for Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science. This program focuses on getting more girls interested in the male-dominated STEM fields. Centre students have teamed up with Boyle County Middle School to mentor girls and to do fun STEM activities with them.
To read a full article click here.
There have been many questions about the non-traditional learning days that will be used in Boyle County this year. Below is a short presentation addressing many frequently asked questions.
This year has been an exciting year for Boyle County STLP students. For the first time in history, Boyle sent a team from each school to the Regional Competition, and 4 out of 5 of these teams’ scores qualified them to present their projects at the state level.
To see a video of the STLP Regional Competition featuring some Boyle County students, click here.
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!
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.
This year, Boyle County is one of 13 districts that will have the opportunity to use virtual lessons during snow days. Assistant Superintendent David Young was featured in a WKYT story on Monday discussing these virtual learning days.
Click here to check out the story.
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.
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.
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!
This year at the National FFA Convention and Expo, Ruth Ann Myers, a recent Boyle County High School graduate was elected as the eastern region vice president. Only six students across the nation are elected each year to serve their peers as National FFA officers.
UPDATE: Ruth Ann was recently mentioned in a news story on Central KY news about her new position in FFA. Check out the article here.
To watch a clip of the celebration of Ruth Ann's new position hosted by the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment at the University of Kentucky click here
From November 3rd until December 5th, the Kentucky Board of Education will be seeking input from Kentucky citizens on the proposed Social Studies and Arts Standards, which will be adopted for the next school year. These standards are being revised to align with the latest research and will focus on critical thinking and other 21st Century Skills. Many Kentucky educators collaborated to create the proposed drafts of the standards, but before the drafts are adopted by KDE, they are seeking broader feedback.
Anyone who is interested may review the proposed standards and provide their feedback via the surveys listed below. All submissions will be considered by KDE and revisions will be made to the standards after the December Board meeting.
Arts Standards (You may select one or more of the forms below.)
The 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.
The 2014 “Best in the Business” Advocate Messenger Reader’s Choice Awards bring great honor to Boyle County High School. The awards were chosen by 11,000 reader votes. BCHS Spanish teacher Heather Wheeler was chosen as the best teacher in the area, and recently returning head football coach Chuck Smith was awarded best coach. Boyle County High School was chosen as the best high school in the area. The recognition is a promising sign of the continuous improvement occurring at Boyle County Schools, and shows the outstanding quality of our teachers and coaching staff. Congratulations!
(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.
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.
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!
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
The ACT/PLAN study guide is now available. This resource will be live through October 24, 2014. For login information or other questions please contact Amy Rhinehart (email@example.com). Click icon below to access.
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.
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
As the school year continues on, it's important to be involved in extracurricular activities. Clubs are a great way to be involved with the school! This article contains a list of all the clubs offered in the 2014-2015 school year and some information about each one.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations for Mark Wade officially being named the Principal of Boyle County High School this past week. Mr. Wade has been in the Boyle County District for the last 11 years. He taught at Boyle County High School for seven years, and acted as the Assistant Principal for four years after that. We are thrilled to have his leadership in our school and look forward to the upcoming school year.
To read more click here
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!
Open House at PES (5:30-7:00)
·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!
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.
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).
We hope you have had a rejuvenating summer even though it is passing rather quickly. We are looking forward to a great 2014-2015 school year and we wanted to take this opportunity to share some very important information.
July 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM in library.
Approximately 150 of our 198 graduating seniors enjoyed a night filled with fun, food and prizes as Project Graduation got underway a short while after the graduation ceremony. Project Graduation is a drug, alcohol and tobacco free night of celebration for our graduating seniors. This year's event was a great success because of our great parent volunteers and supportive business community. The staff, students and parents at Boyle County High School would like to thank all those individuals and businesses who helped us save lives! Please read on so you will know who to thank!!
The 51st Commencement Ceremony at Boyle County High School took place Sunday, June 8th, in the high school gymnasium. One hundred ninety-eight seniors were presented to the Board of Education for the conferring of diplomas. The Class of 2014 enjoyed a ceremony filled with special moments - the unveiling of BCHS Anonymous, a young lady who dared to make a difference by spreading positivity; a special message of perseverance from a brave young lady who spent much of her high school career aggressively and painfully fighting a battle for her life who brought tears to eyes and the audience to their feet; a graduate who barely made it out of a hospital bed and across the stage; and a graduate who felt lucky and blessed to cross the stage at all after a life-threatening car accident a few weeks prior. This year's service was more than just a graduation ceremony, it was a celebration of hope, love and life!
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.
School is out, which means Black and Gold is quickly approaching. This is everything you will need to know if your child is enrolled in Black and Gold Academy 2014.
For the first time in many years, two Boyle County High School students have been accepted into the prestigious Business & Accounting Summer Education (BASE) camp.
By H. Justice
Boyle County High School held its annual Senior Awards Night ceremony Tuesday evening. During the program, seniors were recognized for earning various scholarships, winning departmental awards, and becoming college and/or career ready.
By K. Popp
In fall of last year, the senior class cast its votes for the ranked titles of superlative. Two weeks later, the results of the vote were announced: Most Likely to Succeed was awarded to Bryce Marshall and Cathryn Ellis, Most Athletic was awarded to Seph Burke and Lauren Richards, Most Changed was awarded to Dusty Lane and Taylor Bishop, Most Friendly was awarded to Dominic Oliverio and Kylie Cooper, Best Dressed was awarded to Jacob Pierce and Lexie Holbrook, Class Clown was awarded to Jake Larson and Dee Foster, Most School Spirit was awarded to Zak Wilson and Holli Hester, Most Likely to Fall at Graduation was awarded to Ethan Edwards and Kathyrn Combs, Biggest Case of Senioritis was awarded to Joe Shewmaker and Shelby Johnson, Most Unique was awarded to Dustin Bandy and Amber Rankin, Most Talented was awarded to J.T. Henderson and Whitney Alford, Most Artistic was awarded to Aaron Lewis and Bailey Fowler, Most Country was awarded to Levi Benedict and Devinann Gibson, Biggest Book Worm was awarded to Samuel Van Buskirk and Liane Moran, Most Involved was awarded to Gage O’Dell and Taylor Stewart, Most Likely to Win a Nobel Prize was awarded to Matthew Farr and Vrinda Desai, Most Likely to be Best Friends Forever was awarded to J.T. Stephens and Luc West, Most Likely to Remain Sweethearts was Hunter Overstreet and Cassidy Wheeler, and Mr. & Ms. Senior was awarded to J.T. Henderson and Cathryn Ellis. Those seniors who received awards had their photo taken on Friday, May 9th, at Pioneer Playhouse. Each photo was carefully choreographed based on the award that each senior received; in fact, the seniors were asked to bring in props to be used during the photo shoot. Photos will be featured in the 2014 yearbook.
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.
This past weekend, both the girls’ and boys’ tennis teams participated in the regional tournament. Everyone had been practicing hard leading up to this event because it is the qualifier for the state tournament. Teams from Berea, Casey, Danville, Garrard, Lincoln, Madison Southern, McCreary, Mercer, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Southwestern, Somerset, Wayne, and West Jessamine all battled for a place in the next level of competition.
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.
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!
By J. Pennington
On Saturday, the Boyle Baseball team took on Burgin. The Rebels beat Burgin 12-0 after crushing Burgin with 8 runs in the 2nd inning. Burgin never scored and never got close to Boyle.
By S. Adams
On Friday afternoon, the Boyle County Rebels track team joined 14 other schools to compete in the Central Kentucky Conference Invitational in Jessamine County. The Rebels showed their yearlong consistency in this meet.
by J. Pennington
The batting Rebels played last Friday night against Somerset. The Rebels were able to challenge Somerset and led most of the game. Somerset scored late in the game to win the ballgame. Boyle fell to Somerset 10-5.
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.
By K. Walls
Six students will represent Boyle County High School at the 2014 Governor’s Scholars Program. Austin Anderson, Jonathan Carman, Patrick Leahey, Keeley Naylor, Savannah Stow, and Kennedy Walls were accepted from Boyle County High School. These six students will attend GSP during one of the three following sessions: Morehead State University, June 15-July 19; Murray State University, June 21-July25; or Bellarmine University, June 22-July26.
By J. Angel
In drizzly weather, the Rebels went across town to play against their hometown rivals. The Admirals have been playing well this season while the Rebels have been spotty. This showed at last night’s game. The Rebels always play great defense, but the offense does not seem to be there at times.
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
On Thursday night, the (2-4) Lady Rebels of Boyle went to Georgetown to take on the (7-2) Lady Cardinals of Scott County. This game consisted of two of the top teams in the state and the score remained close throughout.
Boyle County High School welcomed the Kentucky Blood Center into its doors Thursday, March 27th. This marked the second blood drive BCHS has hosted for the 2013-2014 school year. Students and teachers were encouraged to come to the gymnasium to donate blood and save a life.
Twelve students, two advisers, and two student teachers from the Boyle County FCCLA chapter attended the Kentucky State Leadership Conference in Louisville Wednesday through Friday of last week. One student from Boyle County, Taylor Stewart, conducted the conference as the State 1st Vice President. Julia Little, another student from BCHS, ran for a state office at the conference. Kennedy Walls served on the State Scholarship Committee which chose who received scholarships from the state association, and four groups from the Boyle County chapter competed in STAR events at the state level.
Last week , the Boyle County Lady Rebels competed against Mercer County in the first round of regionals. The game got intense in the 4th quarter, with a big 12-2 run from Boyle to tie up the score and go into overtime. In overtime, Foster, Conley, and Bottoms fouled out. Boyle shot 51 percent from the field and Mercer shot 50 percent from the field. The Lady Rebels fell to Mercer County 79-76. Devin Conley scored 25 points, Dee Foster scored 13 points, and Emmie Harris also scored 13 points.
On Saturday, the Boyle County Rebels had a big win over West Jessamine in the 12th Region first round. There were 10 ties and 10 lead changes, including two ties in the fourth quarter. Boyle had a 53-50 lead when Josiah Robbins came up with a steal and was intentionally fouled. Robbins made both free throws, making the score 55-51. With 13.8 seconds left in the 4th quarter, Clayton Ray made 2 free throw shots to make it 65-62. Brooks Ely of West Jessamine hit a 3-pointer to tie it up with 4.8 seconds remaining, sending the game into overtime. West Jessamine led 69-68 in overtime but never scored again, missing 5 shots and turning the ball over twice. The Rebels won 72-69.
The input from the snow day survey was invaluable and provided guidance to the board in weighing options for making up snow days.
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.
Due to several snow days this year, DECA did not have its usual regional meet. The DECA scores this year were based on scores of online tests that each student in Region 4 had to take. As usual, BCHS students played to win and took home many first place trophies.
Boyle County is seeking the opinions of parents, students, and staff. Below are the details surrounding the number of days missed due to weather. The second page of this post (click read more) outlines several different options for making up snow days. There is survey link where you can submit your opinion as well. We hope that you take a moment to participate. Your voice matters!
FACTS: As of March 4, 2014 Boyle County Schools have missed a total of 15 days. Including tomorrow’s cancellation (March 5, 2014). Per state regulations we are required to have a minimum of 1,062 hours of instructions and 170 six hour days. In the original 2013-2014 Boyle County planned for 172 days. At the January 23, 2014 Board Meeting the following changes were made to the school calendar:
This was a gain of 3 instructional days. We are still left with the task of making up 12 days.
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.
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.
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
The Family and Consumer Science Department at BCHS is offering a new class this year called Advanced Foods. Students of this class are part of a catering service called Boyled to Perfection, which prepares meals upon request for teachers. This catering service earns money for the BCHS Family and Consumer Science Department and benefits teachers who are purchasing an easy meal.
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.
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.
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!
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
Everyone has a Christmas wish list. Maybe it is the next new iPhone, or the next concert tickets to see a favorite singer. People tend to forget the importance of what Christmas is all about. Giving and wanting a special gift for someone else is much more beneficial than wanting to keep the gift. This is why the Boyle County High School Web Journalism and Web Management Team assembled our own Christmas wish list. Here are our answers to “What do I want for Christmas?”
By C. Hawkins
This was a very busy weekend for a lot of the Boyle County High School Concert Band members. On Saturday, a group of students traveled to All-State auditions, and on Sunday, another group traveled to All-Regional auditions. The students have been practicing audition music all semester in anticipation for this weekend. Getting into either one of these bands or both of them is a very high honor for any Kentucky band student.
Last week was a very busy one for the Boyle County High School Swim Team. After their first meet, scheduled at Shelby County on December 7th, was canceled due to weather, the swim team continued to prepare for their next meet. Competing at two swim meets in three days, the swimmers did very well. Many swimmers dropped time off their personal record, which is rare this early in the season.
From the historical city of Bergamo, Italy, to the widespread farms of Kentucky, Camilla Brignoli found herself embarking on a journey a foreign exchange student could never forget. As a senior at Boyle County High School, Camilla wants to make sure that she makes the best out of this amazing experience. Aspiring to become an American lawyer, Camilla decided that it was time for her to venture out from her home in Italy and immerse herself in American culture. She explains, "I decided it would be a great idea to come here before, and to see how people in America and how the life is over here."
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.
By Z. Wilson
Friday night the Rebels took on Mercer County. The Rebels ended their season on an extremely tough one point loss on a last second missed extra point. Mercer County scored first on a field goal in the first quarter. Neither offense could get anything going in the first half, until Mercer connected with Lane Peavler on a screen pass to go 68 yards for a Mercer touchdown, giving them a 10-0 lead. The Rebels finally put together a decent drive moving down the field, and Addison Coffey hit a 46 yard field goal right before the half to make the score 10-3, with the Rebels having possession coming out after halftime.
By S. Glover
Photo by: M. Kelly
Unlike many schools, Boyle County tries to give their students many opportunities to succeed. One of these opportunities offered is Pennies, Nickels, and Dimes Bank. When Coach Feistritzer became the banking teacher for Boyle County High School, she wanted to expand PND Bank to involve her banking students in the workforce.
By H. Robertson
Photo by T. Thompson
Boyle County High School is ready to give back to the community as they begin a canned food drive this week that benefits the local Harvesting Hope Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. Led by senior Hannah Robertson and supported by the Boyle FCA club, Boyle County’s Food Drive is hoping to be a success to help the community. Due to tough times at Harvesting Hope, aid from the community is needed now more than ever.
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.
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!
The Boyle County Marching Rebels competed on Saturday at The Cumberland Falls Marching Invitational in Corbin, and this was their best performance yet. The band competed against four other bands in Class 3A and eleven other bands overall. After an early morning practice, the band left BCHS with high hopes. The band performed at 5:00 that evening and anxiously awaited the results. The awards ceremony at 8:00 gave the best results of the season so far: in Class 3A, the band received Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, and First Place. Additionally, the Marching Rebels received the Best Percussion Overall Award, Best Color Guard Overall Award, and the Reserved Grand Champion Award. There was only a .4 difference between the Marching Rebels and the North Laurel Marching Band. The band will put the rest of the show on the field this week and be ready for competition at Marion County on October 12th. The band will work hard these next two weeks and hopefully deliver their best performance at Quarterfinals on October 19th.
On Friday, September 27, the Boyle County Rebels took on the Taylor County Cardinals. Heading into this game, the Rebels were huge favorites. The outcome of the game was no surprise as the Rebels coasted to an easy 42-6 victory improving to 6-0.
by: B. Snow
The Boyle County Rebels took on the Madison Southern Eagles in the semi-finals of the Berea Cup. After easily beating Western Hills on Tuesday, Boyle came in with a lot of confidence; maybe a little too much confidence. “We started off playing very casual. This is definitely not the team to underestimate,” said head coach Cris McMann.
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.
by: B. Kendrick
A rivalry formed over 50 years of blood, sweat, tears and sabotage: the Boyle-Danville rivalry is as heated as ever. This coming Friday night, September 6th, the Boyle County Rebels will be facing the Danville Admirals in a much anticipated annual showdown on the gridiron. This cross town rivalry between two of the most storied programs in the state of Kentucky will not fail to answer the question of why the Danville/Boyle County area is known across the state as “Title Town.”
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.
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.
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.
Our offices will be closed July 4 and July 5. Have a safe holiday!
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.
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."
Free Breakfast and Lunch are provided at no charge for anyone age 18 and under. Adult meals may be purchased for $1.70 for Breakfast and $3.15 for Lunch.
Services provided at the following locations:
Junction City Elementary School
First Baptist Church of Junciton City
Boyle County High School
Bunny Davis Recreation Center
For dates, times and specific addresses please click "Read More".
Tomorrow will be the deadline for ordering Friday night dinner tickets. Remember, all black and gold academy students will eat free. All others are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children ages 2-17.
The celebration will begin at 5:30 PM at the High School. The students have been doing some amazing things this week and can't wait to show off! Come join the fun.
Also, our Black and Gold Media Corp has been hard at work capturing the events of the week in pictures and video. There will be a DVD available for purchase. The price is $10 until tomorrow. After that time they will be $15 a piece. Pre order yours now!
Boyle County (29-8) will be making another state title run in the Rawlings/KHSAA State Tournament at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro. The Rebels will be representing the 12th Region and play 14thRegion champ Estill County (23-15) in a rematch from the regular season. The Lady Engineers lost to the Rebels 10-0 on May 7th at Rebel Stadium.
Show your Pride & Support!
The Rebels will be having a state tournament send-off at the entrance of the high school Wedensday at 9:00am. Everyone please come out see the champs before they represent the Boyle County area in Owensboro.
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.
The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Boyle County Board of Education.
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The end of the 2013-2014 school year also marks the retirements of two teachers at Boyle County High School, Ms. Oliverio and Mrs. Michael. Each teacher has worked very hard to earn her retirement, and BCHS is honored to have such hard-working staff.
Boyle County has always had a high-achieving high school. In addition to sixteen Advanced Placement courses, ten honors courses, and over sixty dual credit opportunities, Boyle County High School’s ACT score ranks 28th out of all Kentucky high schools. The ACT is a standardized examination used to gauge the performance of a student. How well a student scores on this assessment determines which colleges offer him admittance. In order to better prepare its students for college, Boyle County High School is making a conscious effort to raise its already strong ACT scores. The district is now offering all sophomores the opportunity to take the April 12th ACT. This free opportunity allows students to better prepare themselves before the mandatory junior ACT.
Several students and teachers at Boyle County High School are concerned about a state transportation law preventing teachers from transporting their students. If a teacher chooses to transport a student in the teacher’s personal vehicle, that teacher is liable for any damages that may occur and can be sued for a great deal of money if a wreck were to happen. While BCHS is well-known for its student involvement in various organizations, advisors of these organizations are facing a new challenge resulting from this policy. Paying for a bus is expensive and cost prohibitive, especially when only one student and one teacher must be somewhere. If the school provides a school vehicle insured by the school district, this problem would be resolved.
By H. Robertson
Students and teachers of Boyle County High School are working to make a difference in the lives of children in Guatemala. The shoe drive, sponsored by Boyle’s FCA club (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), started in mid-November and was going to end around Thanksgiving. However, due to a low number of donations, the drive is now extended until the school gets out for winter break on December 20th.
The traditional senior tee shirt will have all of our seniors' signatures on the back and is priced just to cover our cost and keep it affordable for all our seniors! Please be sure to bring your order by Friday, December 6th. The order must be submitted to the printer at 4:00 pm on Friday to insure delivery before the Christmas break, so we will not be able to take any late orders! Don't miss this opportunity to purchase a great momento for the senior class! Bring your order form and payment on Friday!
This year’s book fair at BCHS is going to be one of the best yet! This book fair’s selection appeals to the young adult readers at BCHS, and it also appeals to the staff, parents, and younger children as well. There are many popular books available, as well as jewelry, accessories, and more. The book fair begins today and will continue through Friday the 15th. On Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the fair will be open from 8:00am to 3:00pm. On Tuesday, sales will take place from 8:00am to 7:30pm. On Friday, the book fair will be open from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
Boyle County High School has graduated from a Proficient to a Distinguished school. Based on data compiled from the 2012-2013 school year, the school has been ranked as 32nd out of 231 Kentucky high schools. Boyle County High School is currently ranked in the 95th percentile. The entire district has been ranked as Distinguished, scoring in the 96th percentile, with Boyle County High School and Perryville Elementary School scoring Distinguished and Boyle County Middle School, Woodlawn Elementary School, and Junction Elementary School scoring Proficient. The Boyle County School system is a Top Ten District in Kentucky for the second year in a row.
by: C. Wheeler
Many students were reluctant to embrace a new school, especially those who were close to graduation. The consolidation process was a challenge, requiring cooperation from faculty, staff, and students.
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!
Board of Education approves plan to attend school on Presidents' Day, February 19. The updated calendar is now available.
If you are a Boyle County High School student, please take a moment to take a brief survey on technology use in school and home.
Wednesday night the Lady Rebels took on East Jessamine in the 12th Region Championship at East Jessamine. Boyle fought hard the whole game but lost 7-9. Boyle County led most of the game, leading by as much as 2, but a late 6-0 run by East Jessamine put the Jaguars ahead by 4. The Lady Rebels fought back, scoring 2 points in the bottom of the 8th, but it wasn’t enough to win the championship. The team finished the season 22-13. Boyle has high hopes for next year with many of its seniors returning.
Now taking appointments for the 2014-2015 Preschool Registration and Free Developmental Screenings at
Junction City Elementary
Dates for screenings will be from May 19 - June 5, 2014
Please call Kristi Waters, Preschool Director, at 859-236-6634 ext. 3220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pennies for Patients is a program run by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that challenges students of all ages to bring in pennies (and other loose change) in order to raise money for cancer research and treatments. First started in the society’s North Carolina chapter in 1995, the Pennies for Patients campaign has spread nationwide, including over ten million students in its penny mission. Boyle County High School’s campaign is sponsored by the school’s HOSA chapter. Each year, the class that raises the most money is awarded a pizza party, and schools that raise the most money within one particular area receive computers, electronics, and sports equipment.
By C. Wheeler
Monday, February 17, DECA held its annual prom fashion show. The show features high school students, most of whom are members of DECA and some who are not, modeling prom attire, including dresses, tuxes, corsages, and boutonnieres. This is a fundraising opportunity for DECA to help pay for the club’s trips. Local bridal and florist shops--Carol’s, Chantilly’s, and Molly’s--provide dresses, tuxes, and flowers for the club to borrow without charge.
By B. D. Ballard
Boyle County Lady Rebels’ basketball came out huge over Washington County on Saturday, winning 60-25. The Lady Rebels started hot and controlled the game out of the gates. Although they dealt with fouls trouble, the Rebels never needed to worry. Senior Lauren Richards came away with a double-double to lead the Rebels to a huge win.
By C. Hawikins
One of the most important resources available for students at BCHS is the Library Media Center. The library has many valuable tools to help students in many different classes. Not only is the library a valuable asset for students, but it is an amazing resource for teachers as well. The BCHS library offers computer technology and online research, online reading/eBooks, and other tools for students and teachers to use for free.
The LeSabre Yearbook team is very proud to announce that the 2012-2013 yearbook will showcase ALL of our Boyle County Students and tell EVERYONE'S story!! That's right - 100% of our students who are permitted to be photographed are featured in our yearbook at least 3 times! We are committed to make our publication a book full of memories for every student!
PLEASE NOTE: LAST DAY TO ORDER THE 2013 YEARBOOK IS MAY 31! SALES ARE STRONG, AND WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE HAVING MANY EXTRA BOOKS WHEN THEY ARRIVE IN EARLY AUGUST. PLEASE BE SURE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER BEFORE THE 31ST!
On January 23, Board members, staff, students and community leaders gathered to break ceremonial ground...
For the 2015-16 School Year each school will host an Open House and/or Scheule Pick up times. Listed below are the dates for each location.
Boyle County High School:
Aug 4 (Senior/Freshman Schedule Pick-up)
Aug 6 (Junior/Sophomore Schedule Pick-up)
Boyle County Middle School:
Aug 6-7: Schedule Pick-ups
Aug 10: Open House 6:00-8:00 PM
Junciton City Elementary:
Aug 10: Open House 6:00-7:30 PM
July 30: Back-to-School Fair 5:30-7:00 PM
July 30: Registration 5:00-8:00 PM
Aug 10: Back to School Picnic 5:00-7:00 PM
After thirty-one years of teaching, Mrs. Oliverio is hanging up her lab coat. She has been employed by the Boyle County school system her whole career, and her retirement will be a loss to the entire district. Today, May 30, is Mrs. Oliverio’s last day; her youngest son, Dominic, will be graduating next Sunday.
The Boyle County DECA students left Saturday morning at 6:55 am for ICDC (International Career Development Conference) in Atlanta, Georgia. This group is the first in Boyle County history to make it to nationals.
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
After much preparation from the teachers at Boyle County High School, the junior class took the ACT on March 18th. This standardized assessment consists of four parts: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The school-wide goal is a composite score of 22. However, most of the juniors have set their individual goals higher. Students who meet their goals will not only be college and career ready, but they will also enjoy multiple rewards offered by the high school. There is no doubt that Boyle County High School has and will continue to achieve great things. The students and staff eagerly await the results for the ACT.
Last weekend, twenty-five swimmers and two coaches traveled to Russell County to compete at the Region Three swim meet. All twenty-five members of the Boyle County High School swim team competed in the preliminary meet on Friday, and those members placing in the top sixteen in their events qualified to compete Saturday.
By B. Kendrick
The Boyle county wresting team will compete in their first meet of the season this coming Saturday, December 7th. A typical high school wrestling meet consists of anywhere from eight to sixteen teams. This particular meet is hosted by the Wayne County Cardinals and has eight teams from around the state competing.
By B. Snow
The Boyle County Rebels Boys’ Basketball team started practice last week and are preparing for a great season this year. The Rebels had a decent season last year, going 15-14 in the regular season and making a remarkable post-season tournament run. The Rebels made it all the way to the region championship, but ended up losing that game to end their season. However, the Rebels are working harder than they ever have this year and are determined to have an excellent season.
For Boyle County schools, ensuring a safe environment for its students and staff is always the first priority. This is achieved through participation in various drills for all emergency situations. These drills include those for severe weather, fire, and lockdown. No matter how rare an emergency, Boyle County schools make sure to thoroughly prepare their students and teachers for anything.
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.
It's official. Boyle County has a new website. As we move things over you may need to visit our old site: Old Website
The Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 calendar at its regular monthly meeting on December 21.
If you haven't had a chance to read about the programs and initiatives at Boyle County Schools, check out our 2014-15 Yearly Publication!
Last night, the Boyle Softball team took on Southwestern in the 12th Region Tournament at East Jessamine. The whole team played a role in this win by coming back from being down by 3 runs.
Boyle County High School’s Agriculture Department recently opened its greenhouse to the public. The greenhouse is open from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. BCHS students in agriculture classes run the greenhouse during school hours, and FFA members run the greenhouse after school.
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.
The Boyle County Archery Team participated in the regional archery competition this past weekend at Northern Middle School in Somerset although the results have yet to be released. Third year archer Joseph Luster says, “The team competes in other competitions beforehand to get a feel for the way it works before we go to regions.” When asked about how he felt, Luster explained that he was not confident in his performance. “I don’t feel like I did too well,” Luster said. “But I think we had a few members do pretty great!”
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
The Boyle County Board of Education accepted a bid from the Allen Company to construct the Woodlawn Access Road in Spring 2014.
Everyone knows that one kid who is quiet in the halls, only speaks when spoken to, and who just minds his own business. These people usually like their space and do not want to stand out or be the center of attention. This is easier said than done for Micah Miniard. Standing at a commanding six feet, seven inches, he cannot help being noticed everywhere he goes. Recently though, he has been turning heads for a different reason. This giant is currently the best baseball player in the state of Kentucky and has been recognized as a force in the up-and-coming high school baseball players. Of course, his stature helps him on the mound when he looks down at anyone who dares step up to the plate against him.
Boyle County High School invites students, staff, alumni and friends of Boyle County to participate in a contest to design a new BCHS Rebel logo. Entry forms with all details may be picked up in the front office of the high school. All completed entry forms and art work must be turned in to Mrs. Michael by Friday, September 27, 2013.
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.
By STEPHANIE MOJICA email@example.com Amnews
10:48 a.m. EDT, August 26, 2012
Boyle County High School’s Class of 2013 earned the highest ACT scores in the school district’s history, according to a report recently released by the Kentucky Department of Education.
Beginning July 1, 2018, all students in preschool through 12th grade must show proof of having received two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school. In addition, students aged 16 years or older must show proof of having received two doses of the Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccine. If the first dose of MenACWY was received at age 16 or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.
Click here to fill out and submit a form.
On Friday afternoon, the Boyle County Rebels got on the bus to travel to the University of Kentucky to compete in the Class AA State Competition. Throughout the year, the Rebels have shown consistency to get themselves near the top against the best in the state of Kentucky. In the State event, they once again proved themselves to be amongst the best.
With spring in the air, students are beginning to dress according to the season. While shorts and tank tops are great to wear when the weather is warm, students should leave those items at home. Students must remember to abide by the student school dress code during school.
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!
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.
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.
The Boyle County Rebels Boys’ Basketball team took on the Lexington Christian Academy Eagles in the Rebels’ regular season opener last night. The Rebels, who are ranked second in the 12th Region, practiced hard for this game, and it definitely showed on the court as the Rebels defeated LCA 72-53.
Friday night the Rebels took on Clay County in the first round of the Kentucky High School Playoffs. It was a very long night for the Tigers; the Rebels jumped out to an early lead scoring off only the second play of the game as Josiah Robbins ran it in from forty-one yards out. Then it was a bit of déjà vu when the Tigers fumbled the kickoff and the Rebels recovered, giving them a great field position. A seventeen yard pass to Joe Shewmaker quickly had the Rebels up 12-0 before the end of the first minute of the game.
It was Senior Night for the boys’ soccer team last night, and they celebrated by mercy ruling Pulaski County. There are eleven seniors on the boys’ soccer team this year: Noah Conley, Ethan Edwards, Matthew Farr, Tristen Morrow, Dominic Oliverio, Hunter Overstreet, Bailey Snow, JT Stephens, Ben Underwood, Luc West, and foreign exchange student Rodrigo Ruiseñor.
Graduation will be held at 7:00 PM in the High School gym.
The Class of 2018 averaged a composite ACT score of 22.4 — the highest score in school history.
The Rebels only scored one run in this Regional match up to fall 4-1 to the Colts. At bat, the Rebels struggled all game. This was due to the shut-out pitching of the West Jessamine pitching core.
This year’s seniors for the Boyle County Baseball team have bonded throughout their high school career and their senior year. Their commitment to the team has shown as the Rebels are now 12-14 on the season and have beat some tough teams.
Thursday night, the Batting Rebels took on Mercer County. The Rebels fought hard all the way but never came close to the Titans. The Rebels fell to Mercer 1-4.
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.
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
Reminder that helium balloons and glass vases are not allowed on school buses. Please keep this in mind for Friday. Thank You.
On Thursday, January 16th, David Young was interviewed about education in the Boyle County School System. To hear the full interview Click Here
The Boyle County Rebels Girls Basketball team started practice a few weeks ago and are preparing for a great season this year. The Lady Rebels had a great season last year, going 18-14 in the regular season. However, the Lady Rebels were not able to capitalize on their good play in post season, causing them to get eliminated early. They are working harder than they ever have this year and are determined to have an excellent season.
The Boyle County Cross Country runners left Wayne County with their heads held high on Saturday as they left with many personal records and first place trophies. For Class AA, Region 5, the girls took the first place trophy overall and the boys took second.
Photo by Z. Wilson
Friday night, the Boyle County Rebels’ football team took on the Marion County Knights. The Rebels got off to a slow start, but after their first touchdown—a six yard run from running back Seph Burke—Boyle never once looked back. After score after score on offense and stop after stop on defense, the Rebels pounded the Knights 50-7.
The Lady Rebels’ soccer team had a close match against the Lexington Christian Academy Eagles. The game opened with Caitlin Baker coming away with a yellow card in the first minutes of the game. The Lady Rebels went on to score the opening goal of the match. LCA answered with two straight goals to edge ahead, but the Lady Rebels replied with a tying goal to end the first half. Opening the second half, the Lady Rebels scored two straight goals to retake the lead. These were followed with two answering goals by LCA to tie the game at 4-4. The Lady Rebels managed to score the final goal on a corner and come away with a close win over the LCA Eagles.
Maddie LaFavers scored the opening goal for the Rebels. Kylie Thompson came away with a hat trick with three straight goals. Meghan Paynter scored the final goal to edge away the win for the Lady Rebels. Keeley Naylor ended the night with a handful of saves to help the Rebels stay ahead. Rebel fans, come out and support the Lady Rebels this weekend against Highlands.
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.
The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) named Ryan New as Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year. New will be honored at the 97th NCSS Annual Conference in San Francisco in November.
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.
On Saturday morning, the Boyle County Rebels hosted the Class AA Region 5 events. In this event, the Boyle County Rebels continued their consistency amongst the top runners. Many of the Rebels ran their way into the state event. Ten other teams came to prove themselves as competitors for state but the Boyle County Rebels prevailed.
Saturday, the Boyle County FFA Envirothon team competed at regionals at Berea College. The team consisted of Josh Pennington, Tanner Pinkston, Nikki Lanham, Christina Plyman, and Taylor Carmickle. The team was tested in forestry, aquatics, wildlife, sustainable agriculture, and soil with each area valued at 100 points. The team needed 300 points to go to state and received 220. Out of 27 teams in the competition, only 6 moved on to state. Next year the team can compete in the open competition.
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.
On Saturday, the Boyle County wrestling team competed at regionals and 4 people are moving on to state. The team consists of Derrick Witmer, class 106; Lucas McCain, class 126; Kagen Jackson, class 132; Tyler Gardner, class 138; Noah Conley, class 145; Josh Robbins, class 152; Brandon Devins, class 160; Clay Benge, class 170; and Connor Darland, class 220.
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.
On November 22 and 23, the Boyle County Tech Rebels will be hosting a VEX robotics competition. Eighteen robotics teams will compete at the competition, including three teams from Boyle County High School led by Cooper Lindberg, Jacob Pierce, and Miriam Sullivan. This competition is supported by the Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation and will be a regional qualifying event. The competition will begin at 7:30 on Friday evening and will end with an Awards’ Ceremony at 5:00 on Saturday.
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.
Photo by: E. Wilson
The Boyle County Marching Rebels competed at Quarter Finals this past Saturday and advanced to State Semifinals for the 14th year in a row. The band performed at 11:30 on Saturday in the pouring rain, but despite these terrible conditions, the band delivered an amazing performance.
With fall break just around the corner, students are starting to plan their vacations. Whether staying in town or going out of state, BCHS is ready for the week long escape from schoolwork. Regardless of if you are sitting on the beach or on the couch, college will probably cross your mind. Fall break isn’t the time to forget about your college search! One thing that can be done to continue your research during this period is to go on college visits.
At approximately 9:15 on Friday, September 20, 2013, the small town of Danville, Kentucky, was alight with alarm after its first homicidal shooting in numerous years. From 2004-2012 there were only 3 homicides in the city limits of Danville. That number was matched in what is thought to be a short 5 minute span Friday morning at a downtown business.
Few details are known about the incident at this time, but one thing that is known for sure is that the security measures taken by the Boyle County School System were put in place in a very effective and timely manner.
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.
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. The state recently adopted a new method for measuring graduation rate. The Average Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) measures the number of students who start high school (9th graders) and then tracks them through high school and until graduation. The total number of students who graduate make up your AFGR percentage. In 2010-11, BCHS had a graduation rate of 92%, which ranked the school near the top of the 174 districts in Kentucky. The AFGR data lags a year behind and this is why the most recent data is from 10-11. For the Advocate Messenger's coverage of this story, click here: http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/news/amn-boyle-county-high-school-honored-for-graduation-rate-20120921,0,4985927.story
KDE released its annual report on public schools today, and Boyle County students have received their highest marks ever.
In the 45th district championship last night, the Rebels season was shut down by cross town rivals Danville Admirals. The Rebels took a tough loss of 7-1. The Rebels have owned the title of 45th district champions since 2001. The Admirals stripped this title last night.
On Tuesday, the STLP showcase and Cinemania team (Ethan Baker, Will Arnold, Maggie Ebinger, Sanna Muhammad, Brandon Terry, and Shannon Kramp) ventured to Rupp Arena in Lexington to participate in the state competition. After working all year on their project “Captain Copyright Comes to School,” the team presented first to the Board of Education before attending the state competition. The objective of the project is to raise awareness about copyright laws and practices.
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.
The Boyle County academic team participated in their regional competition this past week, and the team left the whole county speechless with their finish. They swept the Writing Composition portion of the tournament with third place going to junior Devin Wehmiller, second place going to senior Kylie Cooper, and first place going to freshman Natalie Ruben. Coupled with this, junior Sam Fluty took first in the mathematics portion of the written assessment, and junior Josh Dyer received third place in science and fourth in social studies. The entire team took the competition by storm, gaining the coveted first place spot and the Governor’s Cup trophy.
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.
Last Wednesday, a representative from Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority was invited by our counselors to speak at a financial aid meeting for high school students and their parents. The meeting really stressed the importance of three things: scholarships, the FAFSA, and loans. With deadlines for scholarships nearing and the FAFSA going online on the first of January, it’s time to get the ball rolling and start preparing to apply!
It’s that time of year again-Homecoming! The football game is tonight at 7:30; the crowning of Homecoming Queen takes place at half-time. This year BCHS has five amazing senior girls in the Homecoming Court. The candidates are Cathryn Ellis, Dee Foster, Holli Hester, Makensie Wray, and Miranda Wray. The BCHS student body voted yesterday on the five girls, and the votes will be tallied before tonight’s game.
It is a big week in high school football as the Boyle County Rebels take on the Knights of Lexington Catholic. The game will be held Friday, October 4th, at Rebel stadium. This rivalry is much more extensive than most people know. In the last sixteen years, the two teams have met twenty times, and the record remains 11-9, with Boyle County leading the series. Last year, during the first meeting of the regular season, the teams played at Lexington Catholic’s field; the first half, Boyle’s offense dominated. The halftime score was 16-0, with Boyle County in the lead. Struggling in the second half, Lexington Catholic rallied a comeback and came out on top, 27-16. Senior tight end Levi McKinney says, “It’s the biggest game of our regular season. We are all ready to play Friday night.” The tension between the two teams has grown over the years. This game will greatly influence Class 4A standings. Currently, Boyle County is second in 4A, and Lexington Catholic is ranked sixth. There is no general consensus about who will win Friday night’s game, but the Big Rebel Nation has high hopes.
by: S. Glover
The Boyle County Girls’ Cross Country team competed in a 5K at Millennium Park on September 19th. The Rebels were ready to run this 3.1 mile race. Meagan Smith, from Danville, took first place, with our own Nikki Coffey taking second. This is Boyle County senior Hannah Roberson’s first year on the cross country team, and so far she loves the running experience. Robertson completed the race in sixth place, taking 3 minutes off her original time. “The race I competed in at Asbury was a very hard race for me, and the fact that I was able to incorporate what I have learned and what I have been practicing to improve my meet tonight has made me very proud of myself,” explained the excited senior. The girls’ team as a whole came in second at this 5K.
This year, you’ll see a new four-legged friend walking the halls with Boyle County School Resource Officer (SRO) Ricky Sellers. Petey, a four-year old German shepherd, serves alongside Officer Sellers to monitor safety throughout the district.
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!
On Friday afternoon, the track team hosted the Boyle County Invitational. There were 13 teams that came to the track on a mission to win, and the running action did not disappoint. Boyle County showed consistency and strong running as individuals and as a team.
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!
This year, the Boyle County Lady Rebel seniors have bonded throughout their season and have come together in a short amount of time. Their bonding has shown on and off the court as the Lady Rebels are 18-6 on the season, beating some tough teams. Last night during their senior night, they defeated the Madison Southern Lady Eagles 76-71. The Rebels led by as much as 12 and took command early on, never losing the lead. Devin Conley had a huge game and led the team with 34 points and 5 rebounds. Allison Hall chimed in with 12 points on the night as well. Afterwards, the seniors celebrated the season, their previous years, and their future endeavors. This year’s seniors are Devin Conley, Madison Debord, Dee Foster, and Lauren Richards.
After four 2013-2014 regional season events, with multiple qualifying and finalist rounds, two Boyle County High School robotics teams have advanced to the 2014 Kentucky VEX Robotics state championship. During the course of the regional competitions, team captains Cooper Lindberg and Jacob Pierce independently won the prestigious DESIGN AWARD for robot engineering, innovative design, and problem solving. The Tech Rebels will be two of thirty-two finalist teams from across the Commonwealth attending the state event with hopes of earning one of five Kentucky world competition spots. The state event will be held February 15th on the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering campus.
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.
Our own J. T. Stephens was featured in "Faces in the Crowd" in the November 4th release of Sports Illustrated. One of the LeSabre Yearbook team photographers, Evan Wilson, also received his first credit in a national magazine by providing the photo!
Photo by M. Kelly
The boys’ soccer team played Danville for the district championship last night. Despite the terrible weather, the Rebels shut out the Admirals and won the district title for the first time since 2008.
Last Wednesday a familiar sight returned to the Boyle County High School gym. Kentucky Blood Center has been collecting blood from our students and staff for more than 20 years now, saving three lives with every donation. At the blood drive last week, 42 people gave blood. Three of those people gave double red, which is a donation of two units of red cells instead of one. The Boyle County Y Club helped run the drive and made sure everything ran smoothly. If you missed the drive this time, and are 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent) by next spring, you will have the opportunity to give when they come back in March.
by: R. Haltom
“Where are you thinking about going to college?” As seniors, this is a question we frequently hear. We answer half-heartedly, naming our favorite football team or our parent’s alma mater, not really knowing where we will spend the next four years after graduation. “I have time,” you think. “Nobody else knows where they want to go. I’ll wait a little longer before I start looking.” But before you know it, deadlines are a week away and you are scrambling to finish your essays in time. You think back to a few months before, when you wasted so much precious time. If only you had spent that time working on your application, maybe you would not be so stressed. But instead, you are staying up until all hours of the night trying to get everything written out. Don’t be that person. Get started early and have time to perfect everything.
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
The Boyle County baseball team is having its yearly fundraiser for cancer awareness in their Pink Out game this Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30. This year’s slogan is "All in for the Fight,” with proceeds being donated to Kids Cancer Alliance. The team is selling bracelets for $2 and t-shirts for $10 in addition to accepting any donations. Boyle County students who have battled cancer will be honored at the game on Tuesday. We hope to see many of you wearing pink in support of the Rebels and this grand slam cause on Tuesday.
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.
Congratulations to Boyle County High School junior, Julia Little, who has been elected as the FCCLA state president!!
On Wednesday, February 5th, five Boyle County seniors signed to various colleges to continue their sports careers. These include Dylan Bores (football), Lindsey Wilson; Levi McKinney (football), Lindsey Wilson; Austin Bell (football), Lindsey Wilson; Seph Burke (football), University of the Cumberlands; and Lakin Wren (soccer), Midway College.
By: J. Angel; Photo by: E. Wilson
Stepping into a head coaching position can be a big event at any school, but stepping into a head coaching position of a historical program such as Boyle County is a different story. Having our head coach Larry French resign from Boyle early this week sent the Rebel Nation in a frenzy of speculation. Larry French left some big shoes to fill with 2 state championships and a record of 72-11.
Big Rebel Nation can rest at ease, as the replacement is a legendary coach who has won 5 state titles and had a coaching record of 142-33 in his last high school position; his teams also rank second in Kentucky in the number of consecutive wins at 47. These accomplishments occurred during the coach’s previous thirteen-year tenure at Boyle County High School.
After much anticipation, the Boyle County High School iHigh team is pleased to announce officially that Chuck Smith will be the new Boyle County High School head football coach.
Four Boyle County Honors English IV classes were lucky enough to welcome Nick Gowen to speak to them about writing college and scholarship essays.
After traveling approximately 4,786 miles from Vienna, Austria, Magdalena Ebinger arrived in the small town of Danville, KY. Maggie was ready to embark on the exciting adventure that comes with being a foreign exchange student. Due to the many cultural differences in Austria and the U.S., Maggie knew that it would take time to fully adjust. After two months of being a Boyle County High School student, she fits in completely with the student body and brings forth a unique piece of Austria in her stories and way of life.
The Rebels took on Mercer County in the 12th Region Semifinals. This was a difficult game for the Rebels, and they knew it was going to be from the start. “Mercer is a very good team. This is definitely going to be a battle,” said Head Coach Cris McMann. The Rebels knew they were going to have to be at their best. “We practiced playing fast in practice yesterday, and it looked good,” McMann said.
Once again, the students of Boyle County High School have risen to the occasion. The 2012-2013 KPREP scores have revealed that Boyle County High School is now a Distinguished High School.
by: R Haltom
Last Thursday, three busloads of Boyle County High School seniors attended a college fair at Centre College. Public and private universities from across Kentucky and out-of-state set up booths and talked to prospective students about their possible future at their respective schools. The students were given information on majors, clubs, the application process, financial aid, and career opportunities after graduation. The college fair was a great opportunity for seniors and the perfect way to get them to start thinking about applying to colleges.
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!
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.
On the 4th of March, all juniors across the state of Kentucky will be taking the ACT. Students at Boyle County High School have been preparing for this standardized test all year, both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to myriad practice test books and flashcards available in the library, each student at the high school has access to TCA, an online ACT preparation program. To encourage students to prepare even more, Principal Will Begley met with each junior to set a goal for his/her spring ACT. Each student signed a paper stating that he/she will focus on ways to reach his/her personal goal. “It’s like a contract with yourself,” Begley said. This contract puts students in a position of dedication to working toward their goals.
The 2014-2015 calendar.
Aug 13: First Day of School
Oct 6-10: Fall Break
Nov 26-28: Thanksgiving Break
Dec 22-Jan 5: Winter Break
Mar 30-April 3: Spring Break
May 20: Last Day for Students
Josh Lawson, a senior at the University of Kentucky, attended UK’s Blue-White Scrimmage on October 29th. Students enrolled at University of Kentucky who attended the game had the opportunity to sign up for a chance to have their spring semester tuition paid for in full by Coach John Calipari. Two students were chosen at random, one of which was Josh Lawson, a former student of Boyle County High School.
They never get injured or benched. They do not suit up and play. At every game, they arrive not only to cheer on their team and let them know it is game time, but they make it their mission to get into the head of the other team. They are the 12th man, or simply the students in the student section. This loyal group of students can be seen at every game, be it football, soccer, basketball, and, occasionally, baseball. Without the student section, games would not be the same.
The volleyball team celebrated Senior Night last night by playing Mercer County High School. With only four seniors on the team this year, the Senior Night ceremonies were particularly special. Bailey Fowler, Kaitlyn Jackson, Ashleigh Koch, and Ashton Wells were honored, walking across the gym and gathering a flower from each of their teammates while their future plans and favorite memories were announced.
On September 12th, the Boyle County Rebel Men’s soccer team took on the Garrard County Golden Lions and came away with a dominating 9-1 win. Last night, September 17th, the lady Rebels took their shot at the Golden Lions and one-upped the men’s squad, as they shut out Garrard County 8-0.
Tuesday night, the Rebels took on Lincoln County on the baseball field. The Rebels had a good lead all the way thru the game leading by as much as 6. The Rebels beat the Patriots 6-2.
Congratulations to Boyle County High School student Hayden Justice, who recently found out that she was accepted into Gatton Academy for the upcoming fall!
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.
Christmas is coming a little early this year for the students at Boyle County High School. Next Friday, November 8th, the Boyle County Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) organization is hosting a shoebox packing/pizza party in the high school’s library after school for the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) ministry, a project of the international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. 2013 is the 20th anniversary of Operation Christmas Child, and the organization packed and distributed its 100 millionth shoebox just last year.
Photo by: S. Belcher
The Rebels took on Wayne County last night in the first round of the 12th Region Tournament. The Rebels wwere confident going into the game, but they were not taking it lightly. “This is not a strong team,” Head Coach Cris McMann said, referring to Wayne County. “We need to do what we’ve been practicing to prepare for Mercer on Thursday.
Photo by: J. Warinner
The Boyle County Rebels took on Garrard County yesterday in the first round of the District 45 Tournament. The last time these two teams met, Boyle took the win 9-1. “I think this will be a better game,” said senior Garrard forward Jesse Ray. “We’ve had a great season so far, and hopefully we can continue it.”
From 5:30 to 7:00 on September 13, Boyle County Alumni gathered to celebrate the school’s fiftieth anniversary. Filling several tables, the retired staff and graduates from several decades ate barbeque and reminisced about memories of Boyle County High School. Stories were shared, prizes were won, and awards were given at the Alumni Tailgate Event. Several of the original staff members were awarded the Rebel for Life Award and three graduated students honored as Distinguished Alum.
The third annual edition of Inkspot is now underway. Inkspot, “a collection of [art and writing] by Boyle County High School students published in a magazine” according to the entry requirements form, is also a contest in which students enter their pieces in one of the following categories: Creative Writing, Visual Art, and Photography. Participants, who must be students, may make up to three entries in Visual Art and up to two entries in both Photography and Creative Writing. Each category has prizes for first, second, and third place: first place receives fifty dollars, second place receives twenty five dollars, and third place receives ten dollars. All entries will be put in the Inkspot magazine and are judged based on “technique and originality” by artists and instructors from the school and the community.
Six athletes and their respective teams and families gathered in the cafeteria on Tuesday to celebrate their future athletic careers. The athletes signed to become members of college teams, including baseball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Athletic Director Coach LeMonds led the ceremony, announcing each player and introducing coaches.
Read about how Boyle County Schools are using PGES here
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.
The volleyball team played their last game of the season in the second round of the 45th District Championship against Danville High School.
For the second year in a row the Lady Rebel golf team stepped up when it counted and qualified for the KHSAA state tournament at Bowling Green Country Club. The squad of three juniors, one freshman, and a lone senior made their way back to Bowling Green for the second year in a row by qualifying at their regional tournament and coming in second place as a team. The team improved on their 2012 score by five strokes but missed the cut by 15 strokes as a team. The team was led by junior Michaela Jarman, who shot a (+15) 87, which was followed by junior Caroline McDonald and freshman Samantha Stewart who both shot a (+16) 88. Senior Alexis Ayres shot a (+23) 95, and the scores were rounded out by junior Taylor Thompson, who shot a (+39) 111.
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
Students in the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) have been busy preparing for the state competition. After performing well in regionals this past winter, the group continued to improve their already award-winning presentation, which will be presented this week.
Cathryn Ellis was crowned as Kentucky’s 2014 Homecoming Queen at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Saturday. Ellis competed against twelve other Kentucky Homecoming Queens for the title of Kentucky’s Homecoming Queen. The competition consisted of a prom dress and a personal interview section, and the winner was determined by a panel of judges.
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
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Registration Packet(with signature sheet)
Recently, Mr. Will Begley was named the “Principal of the Year” by the Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals, KASSP. Each year, this program has recognized secondary school principals for their outstanding contributions to their school and career – something for which Begley is renowned. A “competitive” man, as his longtime coworker and assistant principal Mr. Mark Wade puts it, Begley has been improving Boyle County High School ever since he took the position in 2010, and his efforts have not been wasted. Under his leadership, the Advanced Placement program has expanded from merely nine classes to sixteen, and the number of dual credit hours offered through the school has raised to sixty, the most offered by any school in central Kentucky. On top of this increase in opportunity, the average ACT score increased from an 18.2 to a 20.7, and Career and College Readiness is now at 77.6 percent. Perhaps most impressive of all, Boyle County High School was named a distinguished high school by the Kentucky Department of Education.
Friday night the Boyle County Rebels took on the Mercer County Titans. It was a long, tough fought defensive battle. The Rebels scored first on a 38 yard pass from Josiah Robbins to Joe Shewmaker. The second, third and most of the fourth quarters were tests for the defense of both teams as they held each other off from making huge drives until the Rebels marched down the field and Jase Sharp scored off a 6 yard pass from Josiah Robbins. This put the Rebels up 14-0, which is what the score would remain as the Rebels held on to win.
This week the Marching Rebels competed at Knightfest in Marion County. The band competed against three other bands in Class 3A, three bands in Class 2A, and one band in Class 4A. In the preliminary competition the band received 3rd place in Class 3A with a score of 81.65. Also, the color guard won Best in Class and tied for first place overall. After the final performance the band placed 4th overall with an improved score of 83.3. Russell County placed 1st, Estill County placed 2nd, and Larue County placed 3rd. This week the band has added an extra hour of practice to their daily schedule to prepare for Class 3A East Quarter Finals on Saturday.
Boyle County High School eagerly anticipates the 2014 Junior-Senior Prom on Saturday, April 26th. The prom will be held at the Danville Country Club from 8:00 P.M to midnight. This year’s theme is Party at Gatsby’s, and the prom will be decorated accordingly.
Boyle County High School will be accepting nominations for parents to serve on the Site Base Decision Making Council for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications will be available in the high school front office beginning Monday, April 7th. Completed applications are due by Friday, April 25th.
Voting will be held on Thursday, May 1st at Boyle County high School.
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!
By K. Settle
Hagen Tyler is the name on everybody’s lips at Boyle County High school. Whether he’s driving down the lane or shooting from beyond the arch, Tyler is the talk of the town. Even though teams hear of what Tyler can do, they still can’t seem to stop him. The number 23 shooting guard is having a breakout year for Boyle, scoring an average of 23.5 points a game and ranking ninth in the state in points per game. Tyler is also shooting 46.2% from the field so far this season, hitting 147 out of 323. One thing that is for sure is that the Rebels have been blessed with a gem of a player. The Rebels are 14-7 for the season so far and are favorites to go far in the district and regional tournament.
The Rebels took on West Jessamine for the Region 12 title on Saturday. The Rebels came in with a lot of confidence after a win against Mercer last Thursday. “This is definitely going to be a test. I think we can do it, but we have to keep playing well. This is a good team,” said Head Coach Cris McMann.
In order to create a better educational experience for the students of Boyle County Schools, the district held two community forums in September. These forums included the participation of school directors, teachers, and parents. The most recent forum occurred on September 12, 2013, and covered a number of significant topics, including Teaching and Learning, the Gifted and Talented Program, Learning Support Services, Preschool, Communication and Technology, and STEM and 21st Century Skills.
Chief Information Officer of Boyle County Schools, Susan Taylor, explains, “The purpose of the forums was to let the community know what elements we felt were important to address to help continue with the success in Boyle County.” The forum allowed school leaders to gain essential feedback from the community, which will be beneficial for the future of Boyle County schools. The feedback given provided beneficial contributions for future of Boyle County Schools.
Saturday, the track team competed at Henry Clay in the Heart of The Bluegrass meet. The Boyle County Rebels did well, with several runners placing in the top 10. The Rebels had high expectations coming into the event, and they didn’t disappoint.
The Boyle County Track Team hopes to have a great season by winning the regional track meet for boys and girls for the 2nd year in a row. Can they repeat success or will they come up short? One thing for sure is that the Rebels will try to do something that has never been done before in the school’s history: win back-to-back regional track meets.
Last night the Boyle County Rebels took on the Southwestern Warriors in a heated regional matchup. The Warriors were the strong favorites in last night’s game, but the Rebels played strong and battled. Southwestern fired out of the gates strong with a 6-0 run against Boyle. Hagen Tyler had a put-back rebound, which snapped the streak. Southwestern rained threes early on, as Adam Issacs had three back-to-back three point baskets. As the game played out, the Rebels fought back, ending the first quarter only down by five.
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.
Last night, the Boyle County boys’ basketball team took on top ranked Wayne County. The Rebels fought hard and held on until the 4th quarter. In the 2nd quarter, Colton Elkins, the starting center, was ejected from the game after an official said he threw a punch during a battle for a loose ball. The Rebels were still within 6 points with 5 minutes remaining, but a 6-0 run ended the Rebels’ chances of catching up. The Rebels fell to Wayne County 73-61 in the semifinals at Pulaski County.
Boyle’s Hagen Tyler scored 28 and shot 59 percent in the 2nd half. Clayton Ray scored 9, and Colton Elkins scored 8.
Boyle’s 2013-2014 season ends 18-10. The Rebels have high expectations for next year’s team and will lose only 1 senior this year.
On Monday, March 10th, twenty-four members and two advisers from the Boyle County FCCLA chapter traveled to the student building on the University of Kentucky’s campus for the Region 15 Spring Meeting. The twenty-four members included two regional officers, Julia Little and Kennedy Walls, one state officer, Taylor Stewart, and two regional officer candidates, Raygan Kilby and Sanna Muhammad.
By R. Haltom
Boyle County High School’s own biology teacher and Environmental Club advisor, Jamie Hester, was named the Soil Conservation Office of Boyle County’s Conservation Teacher of the Year last week. The Boyle County Conservation District awards this honor annually to the teacher in Boyle County it feels promotes protection and conservation of all natural resources best that year. The Boyle County Conservation District awarded Mrs. Hester the award because of her work with Water Watch, a BCCD program that teaches about the quality of freshwater streams and rivers, as well as her work through the Environmental Club. Hester is grateful for the accolade but thanks the Boyle County Conservation District for all the work they do as well, saying, “I really appreciate the work that the local soil conservation office does with schools. They’re really involved, with the tree handout close to Arbor Day and the conservation essay and poster contests that have been going on since the 70’s. I really appreciate their involvement."
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.
On Saturday, February 1st, twenty-eight students and two advisors from the Boyle County FCCLA chapter traveled to Bourbon County High School to compete in Region 15 STAR events. STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events include various competitive projects FCCLA members have the opportunity to complete. Some events allow individual completion while others allow for group participation. All events have the same goal in mind: to better a student’s leadership and communication skills in a project-based setting.
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.