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.
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.
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.
It's time to show your school spirit! Be sure to check out the JCES t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, pullovers and socks. Order soon! All proceeds benefit our students!
Over the next few weeks, Boyle County elementary schools will be making a difference by participating in Start with Hello Week. Organized by the Sandy Hook Promise Organization, the initiative is a youth violence prevention program aimed at teaching students the skills they need to reach out to those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation.
This school year, Junction City Elementary (JCES) and Perryville Elementary (PES) schools will offer breakfasts and lunches to all students at no cost through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program. The CEP is a provision under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that eliminates the need for schools in low-income areas to collect applications for free and reduced-price meals.
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.
The Board of Education approved Perryville and Junction City elementary schools' participation in the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), at Thursday’s special called board meeting.
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.
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.
The Board of Education approved a plan to amend the 2017 - 2018 school calendar by changing March 16 to an instructional day.
The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Boyle County Board of Education.
Board of Education approves plan to attend school on Presidents' Day, February 19. The updated calendar is now available.
On January 23, Board members, staff, students and community leaders gathered to break ceremonial ground...
The Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 calendar at its regular monthly meeting on December 21.
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.
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.
KDE released its annual report on public schools today, and Boyle County students have received their highest marks ever.
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.
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.”
The 2017-2018 Boyle County After School Program begins August 16th! Open to all Boyle County students grades K-5, the program will be held from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Elementary.
Are you new to Boyle County and the Junction City area? Do you have school-age children that you need to register for school? We can help you!
(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.
If you registered for Black and Gold we have schedule pick updates planned! There will be a parent meeting on June 13 at 6:30 at the High School. This is the first day schedules will be available for pickup. For our new parents, there will be a short meeting to go over the logistics of the week and answer questions.
It is important that you pick up schedules and paperwork PRIOR to the week of B&G. There are sheets that must be signed by parents and returned to us. If you are not able to make it the night of June 13, we have alternate dates available for pickup at Boyle County High School:
June 14 from 12:00-6:00
June 15 from 8:30-3:30
June 16 from 8:30-3:30
During any of these pickup dates, you will be able to go over transportation, discuss any health concerns, prepay for KONA Ice, purchase showcase dinner tickets, and get answers to any questions you might have.
We realize that some might be on vacation during the established pickup times. You can call Deanna Padgett at 236-6634 to schedule a different date for pickup after June 5.
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
Check out this awesome article on our Odyssey of the Mind team! We are presently the only school in Boyle County with an Odyssey team. This is the second year in a row that one of our teams has advanced to the World's compeition.
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:
The National Education Association (NEA) launched the first NEA's Read Across America day in 1998. On March 2, 2017, we celebrated Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's birthday.
Boyle County Schools are in the process of starting an after-school enrichment program and a summer program. In the current plan, there would be four sites: Junction City Elementary, Perryville Elementary, Woodlawn Elementary, and Boyle County Middle School for the afterschool program and one main site for the summer program. This program would include academic tutoring, homework help, acceleration, and enrichment opportunities which include opportunities similar to Black and Gold Academy. This program will be tuition based, yet affordable with scholarship opportunities and childcare assistance. Our school wants to hear from our parents and the community on the need for this program. Please take a moment to answer the following questions below.
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.
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.
Attention Families with children ages birth to 6 years old! Join us for our first Born Learning Academy Workshop on Tuesday, February 28th from 5:30-7:00 pm!
Attention Families with children ages birth to 6 years old! Join us for our first Born Learning Academy Workshop on Tuesday, January 31 from 5:30-7:00 pm!
Attention Families with children ages birth to 6 years old! Join us for our first Born Learning Academy Workshop on Tuesday, November 29th from 5:30-7:00 pm! Our school will host 6 sessions over the course of this school year. If you attend at least 5 of the 6 workshops, you will be eligible for our grand prize drawing for an iPad Mini!!!
Attention Families with children ages birth to 6 years old! Join us for our first Born Learning Academy Workshop on Tuesday, October 25th from 5:30-7:00 pm! Our school will host 6 sessions over the course of this school year. If you attend at least 5 of the 6 workshops, you will be eligible for our grand prize drawing for an iPad Mini!!!
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.
It is that time of year again! It is time for the 2nd annual Jaguar Jog. Click here for a registration form. We hope to see you there!
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.
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.
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
Support your child's growth by enrolling them in the district preschool program! We look forward to working with your family and giving your child a wonderful learning experience.
Click here to find your school supply list for the 2016-2017 school year!
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.
Our STLP is excited to announce their community service project! This project will help our students receiving homebound services access to technology and our school technology resources. iPads are available to any Junction City Elementary student that currently receiving homebound services. When these services are needed, please contact our STLP coordinator, Barbara Anderson for assistance.
Junction City Elementary School
Early Kindergarten Registration/Screening
Friday, April 22nd 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 Junction City Jaguars Odyssey of the Mind group took second place this weekend in Bowling Green. They will now advance to the World Competition in Iowa.
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.
Seniors will be walking the stage on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30.
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!
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.
On Friday, May 13th, Junction City Elementary will host our third annual Prince and Princess Prom for ALL Boyle County elementary students ages 3-12. The dance is being held at Boyle County High School from 6:00-8:00 pm. Tickets are $5.00 per person (adult or child). This is a great opportunity for the students to dress up and dance with their adult family members. DJ Tao Costello will be spinning some fantastic tunes! A photographer will be there to capture this special event in pictures and refreshments will be provided. Tickets will be available for purchase at all three schools in May. You can also purchase tickets at the door that evening. All proceeds will benefit the instructional program at JCES.
Please join us! It’s going to be an awesome event!!
http://www.readandride.orgVery soon Junction City Elementary will offer an after school Read and Ride Club. There is significant research connecting exercise to improved academic performance. We feel that this extra time will really maximize the growth of our students. The club, offered to selected 3rd-5th grade students, will meet every Tuesday and Friday after school from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Students will alternate between reading and riding on a bike or reading in a comfy spot. While students read, teachers will meet with individual students to work on specific skills. Students will compete on teams for the most miles and the most pages read. We will help students set individual goals, as well. At the conclusion of the program, all victories will be celebrated and the children will get to take home all of their books. Here is a link to more information on the Read and Ride program.
Donuts with Dad
Our annual Donuts with Dad event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17th from 8:05-8:30 a.m. All dads, or other special gentlemen, are invited to join us for breakfast and a special activity in your child’s classroom. If you have more than one student in the building, please let us know and we will make arrangements for you to visit with all of your children. We hope you can join us. If you have any questions, you can call the school and we will be glad to help you.
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.
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.
In December, our staff members formed teams for a Lip Sync Battle. The videos were shared with families at our Winter Music Program. Families could vote for their favorite video by donating a canned good to our Backpack Program. We are extending the voting period through Friday, Dec. 18. If you would like to vote, please watch the videos and send in a canned good. There are baskets in our front foyer to collect the food. Please help us support our families next semester!
Click "READ MORE" to see the videos.
Last week, Junction City Elementary School hosted a “Leadership Day” to teach educators from outside of the Boyle County district about the Leader In Me program, that JCES is in its 2nd year of implementing.
Mark your calendars now! The program is scheduled for Monday, December 14th.
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.
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
Boyle County Girls Basketball Academy will teach fundamental basketball skills to girls in grades 2 through 5. The academy will be run from November 2nd through December 19th at Junction City Elementary School and Perryville Elementary school, but any student in the Boyle County District is welcome to register. To register, fill out and return the registration form along with the $50 fee.
Mark your calendars! The PTA is sponsoring a Fall Festival on Friday, October 16th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm! There will be:
Preorder tickets for $3.00/child or $5.00 at the door that night.
1st annual Jaguar Jog 5K (3.1 Mile) Run/Walk
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
Registration begins at 8:00 A.M.
Each pre-registered participant will receive a t-shirt
The Course: Begins/ends at Junction City Elementary School
Water will be available on the course. (Race time results by Rick Serres)
Entry Fee: $10.00 for children 12 and under
$15.00 for adults
*After Monday, October 26th, registration cost is $15.00 for children and 20.00 for adults*
Race Day Registration will be from 8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
*Sorry, entry fees are non-refundable & non-transferable*
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
Clubs information went home today. Each student received a little detailing what after school clubs we are offering this year. Please complete the information at the bottom of the letter and return the note as soon as possible, if your child wishes to participate.
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!
LIM schools focus on developing the 7 Habits of Healthy Kids. Our goal is to “communicate each child’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves (Stephen Covey).”
All after school clubs begin after Labor Day (Tuesday, Sept. 7). We will send home a Clubs Information Letter next week that shows which clubs are available and what days they will be meeting. Please complete the form and return it to school as soon as possible. We will send home a confirmation letter during the week of Aug. 28th letting you know which club(s) your child will be participating in.
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.
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!
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.
Please join us for our annual Back to School Night on Monday, August 10th from 6:00-7:30 pm. At this event, students will be able to meet their teachers, drop off school supplies and visit with their friends. Parents can gather information on after school programs, bus transportation, school meal program, and much, much more! Bring your appetite. Our Family Resource Center will provide a light meal and the KONA Ice truck will be here.
KET will be airing a powerful episode on the importance of learning to read by third grade. The episode will air on May 25th at 8/7 pm or online at KET.org/live.
For more information click here.
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
A parent meeting will be held on June 9th at the High School at 6:30. During this time you can pick up your child's schedule for the summer academy, check on bus transportation (for PES and JCES only), get your car tag, speak with a nurse on any health concerns, and much more! If you cannot attend this meeting, you can pick up schedules on June 11th (12:30- 8:00 PM) or June 12th (8:30-3:30) at the High School.
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!
A nomination form was sent home with all students this week. We will take nominations for the 2015-16 PTA Executive Board and a parent representative for our SBDM council through May 8th. Elections will take place at the PTA Meeting on May 11th.
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!
Registration and Free Developmental Screenings will be available at all 3 Elementary Schools beginning in May.
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
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
Black and Gold 2015: Everything is Awesome!
With over 75 titles in grades K-8 there is something for everyone. Black and Gold Academy is an exciting summer enrichment opportunity. Included in B&G is a full week of activities presented in an innovative and engaging format. Deadline is March 25, 2015
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 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.
Parent Feedback Needed! If you have a child in any of the BC elementary schools or in middle school, please take a moment to participate in a short survey on Spanish instruction in our schools. Thank you!
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.
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 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.”
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
Students in grades 3-5 please take this survey:
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 Junction City student in grades 3-5, 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.
Parents- Your input is needed! If you have a child in Boyle County Schools, please take a moment to complete a short survey. The information collected is being used to gauge technology access and its impact on teaching and learning. It is completely anonymous. Please click on the school that your child attends to activate the survey.
Boyle County High School
Boyle County Middle School
Junction City Elementary
Junction City Elementary had the greatest increase of students to eat school lunch in our recent district competition. Our cafeteria staff works hard to prepare delicious meals for our students every day. They were so excited when they found out we won they started dancing! Check out their video!!
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.
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.
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.
(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 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
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
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.
Leader In Me
This summer our staff participated in professional development training to become a Leader in Me school. LIM schools focus on developing the 7 Habits of Healthy Kids. Our goal is to “communicate each child’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves (Stephen Covey).” Throughout the school year, your child will be learning, practicing and developing the seven habits.
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
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
Our teachers have made a video to show the students our expections on appropriate restroom behavior. Check out some of the things our students should and should not do.
Walking in the hallway is something that our students do a lot during the day. We want to make sure that our students are successful at this task. Our teachers have made a video to help our students know what makes a great line!!
To ensure that our students know what we expect of them in the cafeteria our teachers have made a video showing what you should and shouldn't do in the cafeteria.
We really want to make sure that our students know the expectations we have for them when they are at recess. This video has some of our teachers showing what you should and shouldn't do at recess.
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.
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.
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 Boyle County Youth Football League is hosting their 3rd annual Rebel Bowl as the League’s main fundraiser this Saturday, August 30th. There are 30 regional teams playing 15 games with about 12 of those teams being local. The players will be 1st-6th graders. This event helps keep our kids outfitted in the most updated equipment and pay other league expenses. Check out the rising rebels some youth football between 9:00 am and 8:30 pm. The full schedule can be found on the boyle county youth football league’s Facebook page.
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
For those of you new to Junction City Elementary, please stop by the school on Monday, August 4th or Tuesday, August 5th between 8:30-3:30 to register your child(ren) for the 2014-15 school year. These dates are for kindergarten students and any new families to the area. In order to make your registration go smoothly, please bring the following:
Incoming kindergarten students also need to have copies of their physicals, eye exams and dental exams. The Health Department will be offering free health screenings for qualifying families at Junction City Elementary on Tuesday, July 22nd from 8:30-3:30.
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.
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!
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!
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.
The 2014 Junction City Elementary Dinner Theater is TONIGHT!! Don't forget that this year's perfomance will be held at Boyle County High School. The students are super excited to perform there!
Doors open at 6:00 pm for dinner. This year's meal is being provided by Fazoli's and Sweets by Cindy. The show, The Junction Jamboree, will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. Don't miss it!
The silent auction will be set up in the cafeteria. Items will be open for bidding from 6:00-7:15 pm. At 7:15, bidding will close and winners will be determined. We will announce the winners throughout the show. You will be able to pay for, and collect, your items once the show is over.
We hope to see everyone there! All proceeds will benefit our students. Our intentions are to purchase more one-to-one technology devices for our students to use throughout the day.
There will be an Earth Day Celebration at BCTC on Saturday, April 26th from 11:00-3:00. Organizers have arranged for live music, food, and activities for both children and adults. Our 5th grade students will also have their Watershed Posters on display. See the attached flyer for more information.
By: A. Hebert
Preschoolers and parents of the Boyle County School system have even more reason to say TGIF. In the upcoming year, the preschools of all three Boyle County Elementary schools will be offering an exciting new program called “Ramp Up Fridays”. The usual Monday through Thursday morning or afternoon sessions will be supplemented with Friday half-day sessions in this new program. The goal of this program is encapsulated within the name - to ramp up the formative time that preschoolers spend in the classroom with peers and intentional teaching with a teacher.
Students at Junction City and Perryville Elementary are getting a whole new take on Legos. Two teachers at the elementary schools, Mrs. Godbey and Mr. Wagner, are challenging 4th and 5th grade students to think outside the box and apply real life problem solving in the classroom environment using Lego robot kits. From alligators with moving jaws, to tops that spin, students get the chance to use their creativity to build something out of nothing and watch it come to life.
Have you already made plans for this year’s spring break? I am sure that you are concerned about your child missing out on some learning opportunities during the three days that school will be in session. We have something that may put your mind at ease. Our school district has an “Educational Enhancement Opportunity” request form that parent/guardians can complete to get those days of school excused. Some of the items on the form will require you to explain the educational opportunities your child will be participating in while on your spring break trip. If you are interested in completing one of these forms, please stop by our office and pick one up. All forms must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, March 26th.
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!
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.
Read about how Boyle County Schools are using PGES here
Registration is now open for Black and Gold Academy 2014. Packets are being sent home with students on March 18, 2014.
Online registration is also available. You will still need to send back the transportation page and signature page. For each child you'll need to do a separate registration.
**NOTE**Online registration issues now have been resolved. You should be able to complete without errors
Register for K-2 Academy
Register for 3-4 Academy
Register for 5-8 Academy
Register for 9-12 Academy
Registration Packet(with signature sheet)
Students at Boyle County Middle School are getting hands on and creative with tadpoles, vacuum cannons, and hovercrafts, in labs at Centre College and the halls of BCMS. An exciting new program headed by Boyle County’s Mike Tetirick, Mary Jane Hall, and Maddie Larson is allowing middle schoolers the opportunity to try their hand at being scientists and engineers.
By A. Hebert
“Do your best, be your best, no regrets” is the unofficial motto of Centre College preached by the college’s president John Roush. This motto is embodied by Centre students and continues to govern their work as they have moved on from Centre and have entered the halls of the Boyle County School system. The Boyle County School district has become a place where recent Centre graduates can flourish as they make the exciting transition from student to teacher. Two recent Centre graduates, Kate Wintuska, and Sarah Jessee, have become a part of the Boyle county team and are making a positive impact teaching students while learning along the way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reminder that helium balloons and glass vases are not allowed on school buses. Please keep this in mind for Friday. Thank You.
Kate Wintuska, 5th grade teacher at Woodlawn Elementary School, was featured in KDE's newsletter! Check out her article "Technology Critique: Socrative"
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Boyle County High School Principal, Will Begley, was selected as the “KASSP Principal of the Year.” This is the highest award given to a secondary principal by the Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals.
We are thrilled to announce that Boyle County High School has hired Chuck Smith to be the head coach of the Boyle County Rebels Football Team.
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.
On Thursday, January 16th, David Young was interviewed about education in the Boyle County School System. To hear the full interview Click Here
Our students are excited to celebrate the season. Check out when your child(ren) will have his/her party!!
The Boyle County Board of Education accepted a bid from the Allen Company to construct the Woodlawn Access Road in Spring 2014.
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.
Red Ribbon Week
October 28th – November 1st
Dear Parents and Families,
Our school will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week during October 28th – November 1st. This week is set aside to teach about drug awareness and staying drug free. We have “theme days” for each day of the week. They are as follows:
Monday – “Jaguars Take Pride in Being Drug-Free” – (wear school colors – black/red).
Tuesday – “Sock it to Unhealthy Choices” (wear crazy, silly, mixed-up socks).
Wednesday – “I Dream of a Drug Free World” (wear your favorite pajamas).
Thursday – “Super Heroes Don’t Do Drugs” (Wear your favorite super hero costume or t-shirt).
Friday – “Give Drugs the Boot” (wear boots).
If you would be interested in serving on a committee, please contact Mrs. Shunk at 936-7524. Committees meet once a month after school for approximately an hour. The days and times vary by committee.
Come help us out! We'd love to have you!!!
"Mr. Tim" has been a custodian at Junction City Elementary for 27 years, and is retiring this year.
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!
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.
Junction City Elementary is celebrating Grandparents Day with an opportunity for you to enjoy lunch with your grandchild(ren).
We are excited about having you join us for this special lunch. Please let us know that you are coming. We want to make sure that we have prepared enough food and space to accommodate everyone. We encourage all grandparents to eat a school lunch with their grandchild(ren).
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.
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
Our after school clubs begin this week. All registered students brought home a confirmation letter last week. The letter indicated which clubs your student was registered for and days/times of meetings. If you are unsure, or did not receive the letter, please call the school and we will assist you. Reminder.....you MUST pick your students up after school. We cannot provide transportation home.
Come out to CiCi's Pizza tonight and help us raise funds for our 5th grade trip to Williamsburg!! Please print this image and bring it with you. This will help us receive 20% of your purchase!! We hope to see everyone there!!
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.
We are fortunate this year to offer several different after school clubs/activities. There are opportunities for both primary and intermediate students to get involved in our extra-curricular programs. The meeting day for each club is listed below. We are not offering transportation; therefore, families will have to make arrangements for picking up their children. If you would like your child to participate, please complete an information form at our Back to School Night OR complete a form and return it to your child’s teacher by Friday, Aug. 23rd. We have limited space in each of the classes, and spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. We will keep a waiting list and fill vacancies throughout the year as they become available. Students may sign up for more than one club.
Monday: Strings (Beginner and Advanced Beginner classes)- K-5th grade; Academic Team (4th-5th grade)
Tuesday: Robotics (4th-5th); Art (1st-5th); Ballet (K-2nd); Band (5th)
Wednesday: Science (3rd-4th), Strings (K-5th); Band (5th)
Thursday: Ballet (3rd-5th); STLP; Fitness (2nd-3rd); Archery (4th-5th) **Fitness meets Sept.-Dec. and Archery meets Jan.-May
Friday: Band (5th)**every other week
Pick a club...and join the fun!
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.
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!
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."
Junction City Elementary- Highest Growth in the School's History and the District!
With the release of the 2012 K-PREP Scores, Junction has shown significant gains. Junction City Elementary now has distinguished itself as a "School of Proficiency". The staff at JCES has always taken pride in the fact that we have a successful school and hard working students. These test results prove this to the community at large. It is certainly a time of celebration for our students, staff, parents and the community.
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.
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!
Are you new to the Junction City area? Great! We are so excited to meet you and your child! New student registration is August 8 from 8:30-3:30 at Junction City Elementary. To register, please bring the following:
If you have any questions, please call the school office (936-7524). We will be glad to answer any questions that you may have.
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.
Join us for our Back to School Night on Thursday, August 15th from 5:30-7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for students to meet their teachers for the 2013-14 school year. Feel free to drop off school supplies that evening so your child doesn't have to bring them on the bus the first day of school. Parents can obtain important school information and register for after school programs.
It's official. Boyle County has a new website. As we move things over you may need to visit our old site: Old Website
All three elementary schools, Woodlawn, Perryville and Junction City, will be conducting preschool screenings and registration beginning May 15. Days vary by location. Click to learn more.
April 17-21, 2017
Enrollment by appointment
Junction City Elementary will host its annual Back to School Night on Monday, August 11th from 6:00-7:30. This a great time to visit the school and meet your child's teacher for the upcoming school year. Booths will be set up so that families can gather important information related to transportation, food services, after school clubs, and much more! Food and drinks will be provided! Please plan on joining us!
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.
What better way to show your school pride than to wear a school shirt? We currently have an order form out that allows you to purchase some school apparel. There are three designs, two colors, and four clothing options to choose from. We offer sizes from YXS (2-4) through 5XL. You may print this image and submit your order before September 30th!!
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
Want to know some of the items that your child will need this year to have a successful school yearl? Click on the 'School Forms' tab on our webpage and you will find the school supply lists for the 2014-2015 school year!!
Junction City Elementary will be holding a Kindergarten registration and pre-screening at on May 20, 2014 from 8-4pm.
Call 859-936-7524 to schedule an appointment.
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
Elementary Cross Country practices begin Tuesday, August 12 from 5:10-6:00 pm and will continue at that time on Tuesdays and Thursdays along with a course run at 9:00 am on Saturdays. Runners should meet at the Rotary-Kroger Shelter in Millenium Park- this is the one between the big playground and the softball fields. There will be a parent meeting after practice on Thursday the 14th. Any 1st-5th grader who is interested in running races that are just over 1 mile in length is welcome on the team. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to sign up.
Spotlight on Perryville
Next Tuesday, November 19th between 6:00-7:30 pm, Perryville Elementary will once again shine a “Spotlight On” all the great things happening in our school. During the evening the doors will be open to parents, students and the community. We plan to showcase student performances, projects and presentations. Every child in the school will have something to share. Many of the projects showcase the student use of technology.
This is not your typical open house! Please join us for this special event!
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
The class lists for the 2014-15 school year will be posted on the front doors of the school on July 28th.
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 email@example.com
**Image courtesy of Naypong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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.
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
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!
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.
Some great Derby attire was seen all across Boyle County. Check out the photo gallery for some great pictures.
Derby in Boyle 2014
Attention Families with children ages birth to 6 years old! Join us for our first Born Learning Academy Workshop on Tuesday, April 25th from 5:30-7:00 pm!
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
If your child needs to be registered for Kindergarten this year, here are some things you need to know:
Attention Families with children ages birth to 6 years old! Join us for our first Born Learning Academy Workshop on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:30-7:00 pm!
The Board of Education was once again faced with the difficult task of amending the 2013-14 school calendar. House Bill 211 was signed into legislation Friday (March 28) afternoon. This legislation provided districts with different options for amending calendars due to the unusual amount of days lost due to weather.
The following dates were amended*
Spring Break (March 31-April 4): No School
Election Day (May 20): School will be in session
Memorial Day (May 26): No School for students or staff
Last Day for school for students: June 6th
Closing Day for Staff: June 12
*These are pending Governor Beshear's signature
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
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
Take a few minutes to check out our First Day of School video! What a fantastic day we had!!!!
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.
Make sure to follow us on Twitter! There are lots of daily "tweets" to keep everyone updated on the awesome things going on in our school. If you have a Twitter account, all you need to do is to follow us at: @JCESJaguars. If you don't have a Twitter account, sign up! It's easy and it's free! Hope to see you following us soon.