District News

Black and Gold 2017 Schedule Pickups

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.

Congratulations Ryan New- Final 3 in High School Teacher of the Year

(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. 

Congratulations Ryan!

BCHS- A Place for Every Student

2017-18 Calendar Approved

The Board of Education approved the 2017-18 School Year calendar on December 15, 2016.

Key Dates:

First Day of school: 8/16

Fall Break: 10/9-10/13

Winter Break: 12/21-01/02

Spring Break: 04/02-04/06

 

Full Calendar

Request for Bids

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

BID DOCUMENTS

4 BCHS Students Named 2017 National Merit Finalists

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!

Rebel Rowdies win Bluegrass Basketball 2017 Student Section Award

Congrats Rowdies! 

Video by: Abby Hotchkiss

Bid for Black and Gold T-shirts

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

Bid for Surplus

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

Black & Gold 2017- Adventure is Out There Registration

Registration is now open for Boyle County's 6th Annual Summer Camp.

When: June 19-23
Where: Boyle County High School
Grades: K-8

Registration ends March 31

REGISTER NOW

Parent input needed!

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

Perryville Elementary

Woodlawn Elementary

Students Dominate Regional Forensics Tournament

 

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!

Request for Proposal: WAN Fiber

The Boyle County Board of Education will accept proposals in its Central Office (1651 Perryville Rd Danville, KY-back of middle school location) until 1:00 PM, Monday, March 20, 2017, for the procurement of the following item: • WAN Fiber Bids will be opened Monday, March 20, 2017 at 1651 Perryville Rd. Danville, KY (back of middle school location) at 1:00 PM. Specifications may be obtained at the address above. Packets may be picked up beginning February 20th, 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 will schedule interviews based on the submitted RFP’s.

WAN Fiber RFP Document

Read Across America Week

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. 

Classified Employee of the Year- Nominations Open!

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:

https://goo.gl/forms/D2JLhpjznfLOnLAY2

AP Government Class Featured on WKYT

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. 

 

Request for Proposals: Bond Issue Financial Advisor

The Boyle County Board of Education will accept proposals in its Central Office (1651 Perryville Rd Danville, KY-back of middle school location) until 10:00 AM, Friday, March 3, 2017, for the procurement of the following items: • Bond Issue Financial Advisor (Fiscal Agent) Bids will be opened Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1651 Perryville Rd. Danville, KY (back of middle school location) at 2:00 PM. Specifications may be obtained at the address above. Packets may be picked up beginning February 20th, 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 will schedule interviews based on the submitted RFP’s. 
Bond Issue Financial Advisor Documents

Seeking Feedback on After-School Enrichment and Summer Programs

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 Information

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. 

Non-Traditional Day Feedback- Students

Students! We need your opinion on the Non-Traditional School Day. Please take a moment to complete survey by clicking on image below.

STUDENT NTI Survey

Invitation To Bid

Invitation To Bid

BCHS AP US Government: An Innovative Approach to Learning

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.

Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal

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. 

 

Congratulations! BCMS Student Vanessa Ramos Crowned Miss America Preteen 2017

Boyle County Middle School student, Miss Vanessa Ramos, was crowned Miss America Preteen 2017. During Thanksgiving week, Vanessa traveled with her family to Walt Disney World in Florida. She competed against 75 other girls in the Nation. 

Full Press Release

Library Media Specialists Help Revamp Deeper Learning

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.

Boyle County Schools Ranks 4th in the State on KPREP Assessment

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. 

Whitsell Named Wells Scholar

 

 

 

STLPs Advance to State
BCHS Students Qualify as National Merit Semi-Finalists

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!

BCHS Students Competed in the Kentucky Thespian Society Competition

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.

New Middle School Design Unveiled- Community Forum

Boyle County Schools To Unveil New Middle School Design

Invitation to Bid- Surplus Items

Boyle County Schools Invitation to Bid The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Monday, October 24, 2016 to Thursday, November 3, 2016 on surplus items including but not limited to the following: Combi-Oven, risograph, washer, student desks, student chairs, TV, tables, milk cooler, filing cabinets, 3 - International school buses, 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. Thursday, November 3, 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 November 3, 2016.

Stephen Tamme, Chairperson Mike Lafavers, Secretary

SURPLUS ITEMS

2016 Boyle County High School Graduate Earns Grawemeyer Scholarship

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.

Superintendent LaFavers Testified Before House and Senate Education Committee on NTI Program

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.

Boyled to Perfection Culinary Team Place 2nd at State Fair

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!

BCHS Art Students Win Ribbons at State Fair

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

Congratulations to these students!

FFA Dominates at State Fair

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!


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.

BCHS Teacher Ryan New Featured in Kentucky Teacher Article

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

2016-2017 Preschool Registration and Screening Dates

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.

 

New Middle School- Community Forum

Tuesday, August 16
7:00 PM
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:
-Location
-Timeline
-KDE Requirements
-Safety
-Traffic Patterns

*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

Invitation for Bid - Combi Oven, Milk Cooler

Invitation for Bid -- Combi Steamer Oven 

Invitation for Bid -- Milk Cooler 

Boyle County a Leader in Farm to School

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. 

Construction Management Services Bid

The Boyle County Board of education will accept bids in its Central Office (1651 Perryville Rd Danville, KY-back of middle school location) until 12:00 PM, Thursday, June 30th, 2016, for the purchase of the following items: 

·         Construction Management Services

Bids will be opened Thursday June 30th, 2016 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 June 20th, 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.

BID DOCUMENT

Steve Tamme, Chairperson

Mike Lafavers, Secretary

Kona Ice Every Day of Black and Gold

Thank you Kona Ice for providing Kona Ice every day of Black and Gold. 

Black and Gold Parent Info

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.

Boyle County Girls Track Team Wins State!

Congratulations to the Boyle County Girls Track Team. They won state this evening!