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The Boyle County Board of Education will accept nominees for Business/Community Leaders to serve on the Local Planning Facilities Committee. Nominees shall not be employed by the LEA or serve on the local board of education. Nominees must provide a letter of agreement to serve on the committee to the Central Office located at 101 Citation Drive, Suite C, Danville, KY by 10:00 AM, Monday, February 11, 2019.
Jennifer Newby, Chairperson Mike LaFavers, Secretary
Boyle County Schools
Invitation to Bid
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Tuesday,
January 22, 2019, to Monday, February 4, 2019 on surplus items including but not
limited to the following:
Desks, chairs, buses, Clark floor scrubber, and other items– can be viewed weekdays
January 22 through February 1, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM by contacting Central
Office at 859-236-6634.
The Boyle County Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 school calendar at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Pursuant to KRS 158.070, the annual instructional calendar was recommended by the district’s calendar committee.
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept proposals in its Central Office (101 Citation Drive Suite C, Danville, KY 40422) until 10:00 AM, Friday, November 30, 2018, for the following:
The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators recently announced that Perryville Elementary School has been named a National ESEA Distinguished School by the Kentucky Department of Education. Perryville Elementary is one of two schools in Kentucky and one of 100 schools across the nation to earn this honor for exceptional student achievement in 2018.
On Friday, November 16, 2018, Boyle County Schools will dismiss two hours early to accommodate students, families and staff wishing to attend the Boyle County High School football game in Belfry, Kentucky. Please note that the game’s kick-off time has been moved up to 7:00 PM.
Last night, Boyle County High School (BCHS) hosted its eighth annual ACT Gala in recognition of the forty seniors who received a composite score of 28 or higher on the ACT.
In August, the Board of Education approved a two-year School Safety Strategic Plan aimed at strengthening safety efforts throughout the district. The $415,000 plan covers four focus areas, including mental health, safety drills and protocols, supervision and security—with seventeen stated goals and specific action plans.
The Boyle County Education Foundation, Inc. has launched a fundraising effort in support of the new Boyle County Schools Theatre for the Performing Arts. The goal for the Take a Seat campaign is to raise $125,000—the cost of purchasing and installing the theatre’s 500 seats. Campaign gifts of $250 will be recognized with an engraved plaque affixed to a seat.
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept proposals in its Central Office until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018, for parallel services in addition to current section 125 plan offerings.
The September 20, 2018, regular meeting of the Boyle County Board of Education has been cancelled. The meeting will be rescheduled.
On August 30, the Boyle County Board of Education held a public hearing to gather community input on the proposed tax levy for the 2019 fiscal year. During the special called board meeting that followed, the Board of Education approved a compensating tax rate of 71.8 cents per $100 of assessed property value.
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.
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office (101 Citation Drive Suite C, Danville, KY 40422) until 10:00 AM, Monday, September 10, 2018, for the new Boyle County Middle School Performing Arts Theater Seating.
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.
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Friday, July
27, to Tuesday, August 7, 2018, on surplus items including but not limited to the
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 Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office until 10:00 AM, Monday, July 9, 2018, for the following products:
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.
Sports Physicals for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm for $10. The event will be held at Ephraim McDowell Family and Internal Medicine located (across the street from the Bunny Davis Tennis Courts) at 105 Ponder Court, Suite 104, Danville, Kentucky.
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office (101 Citation Drive Suite C, Danville, Kentucky 40422) until 10:00 am, Friday, June 4, 2018, for the following products:
Eleven Boyle County High School juniors have been selected to participate in the 2018 Kentucky Governor’s Schools Programs. The Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) and the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) are summer residential programs that offer intense learning experiences to the state’s top students.
Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner, Stephen Pruitt, has appointed Laura Guerrant to the Boyle County Board of Education as the Division #5 representative. Guerrant took the oath of office on Thursday, April 12, at a special called board meeting.
The Boyle County Board of Education approved a plan to amend the 2017 - 2018 school calendar at a special called meeting on Thursday, April 12. The plan shifts the last day of school for students to May 31, accounting for four non-traditional instruction days and eight school closure days.
Boyle County Schools will be closed on Friday, April 13, 2018, to allow staff the opportunity to travel to Frankfort and advocate for our students and public education.
Guest speakers Scott Harvey, Jeremy Congdon and Lisa Dollins will discussed strategies and practical advice for helping tweens and teens develop a positive digital footprint during this free community-wide event.
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.
The Board of Education will accept sealed proposals in its Central Office for the purpose of securing a district wide lease agreement for copiers beginning February 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM.
BCHS students invited to engage in open dialogue about school safety.
The Board of Education approved a plan to amend the 2017 - 2018 school calendar by changing March 16 to an instructional day.
The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Boyle County Board of Education.
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Monday, January 22, to Friday, February 2, 2018...
The Boyle County Schools' annual Wellness Report will be presented tonight at the regular Board of Education meeting.
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office until 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 for the purpose of of replacing network fiber on the main campus. This includes connectivity to Boyle County Middle School, Boyle County High School, Woodlawn Elementary, Bus Garage, Stadium Press Box, and a terminating point for the new location of Boyle County Middle School. Specifications may be obtained at the Central Office (101 Citation Drive, Suite C, Danville, KY 40422) or on the Boyle County School District Website. Bids will be opened at 11:30 on January 3, 2018.
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.
The public is invited to attend a District Wellness Committee meeting on Monday, October 30, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office until 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 1, 2017 for the purpose of of replacing network fiber on the main campus. This includes connectivity to Boyle County Middle School, Boyle County High School, Woodlawn Elementary, Bus Garage, Stadium Press Box, and a terminating point for the new location of Boyle County Middle School. Specifications may be obtained at the Central Office (101 Citation Drive, Suite C, Danville, KY 40422) or on the Boyle County School District Website. Bids will be opened at 11:30 on November 1, 2017.
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office until 11:00 AM Monday, October 2, 2017 for the purpose of replacing network fiber on the main campus. This includes connectivity to Boyle County Middle School, Boyle County High School, Woodlawn Elementary, Bus Garage, Stadium Press Box, and a terminating point for the new location of Boyle County Middle School. Specifications may be obtained at the Central Office (101 Citation Drive, Suite C, Danville, KY 40422) or on the Boyle County School District Website. Bids will be opened at the above location at 2:30 PM on October 2, 2017. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
Jennifer Newby, Chairperson Mike Lafavers, Secretary
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.
In case you were not able to come to 6th grade Orientation, or you would like to view it again, we have included a link so that you can watch it (again).
July 24th and August 1st
(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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Boyle County Schools To Unveil New Middle School Design
Ryan New, a social studies teacher at Boyle County High School has taken an innovative approach to his Advanced Placement US Government class, which has lead to tremendous learning opportunities for his students.
The Kentucky Thespian Society held its annual festival and competition on October 28-29 at Eastern Kentucky University. Over 300 middle and high school students participated, competing in individual and group events.
At Boyle County Schools, the role of our Library Media Specialists (LMS) is evolving from the traditional role of librarian, to a role that will better meet the needs of our 21st Century students. This summer during professional development, Library Media Specialists collaborated with the District Technology Specialist and various content area teachers to create deeper learning units to be used throughout the year. The goal of the Deeper Learning units is to provide students with technology tools and resources that they can use in conjunction with the content taught in the classroom to create meaningful learning experiences for students.
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
Four Boyle County High School students have qualified as National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists; Taylor Whitsell, Wesley Wei, Kate Leahey, and Anna Duncan.
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Becoming a National Merit Semi-Finalist is competitive and requires scoring in the top 1% on the PSAT.
"Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit" - Aristotle
Hats off to these BCHS Students who pursue excellence daily!
The Kentucky Department of Education recently released test scores from 2015-2016 KPREP state-wide assessment. In the past, Boyle County Schools has scored amongst the top school districts in the state, and this past year was no different. Boyle County Schools is currently the 4th ranked district in the state. We are also the highest ranking county district in the state for the third consecutive year.
To read the article on the Advocate Messenger click here.
To read the press release from Boyle County Schools click here.
Recently, Mike LaFavers, Superintendent of Boyle County Schools, testified in favor of the Non-Traditional Instruction program. He was featured in an article on the Kentucky School Boards Association website.
To read the full article, click here.
UofL student from Danville earns Grawemeyer Scholarship
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville freshman Connor Burns is one of ten scholars to receive the 2016 Grawemeyer Scholarship. The award provides full tuition plus an additional $8,000 per year to cover college-related expenses. The scholarship goes to students interested in undergraduate research. To qualify, Kentucky high school graduates must have a minimum ACT score of 31, or 1420 on the SAT, and a grade point average of 3.75 or better.
Burns, a bioengineering major at UofL’s Speed School of Engineering, graduated in 2016 from Boyle County High School. He is the son of Greg and Carole Burns.
“Being a Grawemeyer recipient carries significance, mainly because of the program associated with the scholarship,” said Burns. “The program facilitates connections needed to begin researching as early as freshman year, which is something I highly value.”
Burns was salutatorian of his high school class and was named a 2016 National AP Scholar and National Merit Finalist.
Last night Boyle County Schools was alerted, by local law enforcement, that a homicide had occurred in the Junction City community. As with any similar situation we will take all precautions necessary to ensure the well being and safety of all our students. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to local law enforcement.
The Boyled to Perfection culinary team competed at the State Fair last week. They were judged on taste of their dish, culinary knowedge, skill, sanitation, and presentation. The team advanced to the final round, where they prepared BBQ pork tacos with apple poppy seed coleslaw. Boyled to Perfection placed 2nd overall.
Team members are Mady Thomas, Chandler Lane, Sidney Darnell, and Samantha Stewart.
Congratulations to these students!
In July BCHS had several students compete in 4-H Rally days and the winners went on to compete at the state level. Three of our talented artists won awards in 5 different categories.
Summer Allahham -Blue Ribbon for photography, my community level two
Joy Conge -Blue Ribbon for Senior Acrylic painting
Natalie Hayes -Blue Ribbon for Senior Color Drawing, Senior Black and White Drawing, Single photography person, and Digital photography
Both the Agronomy and Livestock Judging teams won state competitions.
The members of the Agronomy team are Alexis Sosh (High Individual in the contest), Sarah Randall (2nd high), Makayla Richter (5th high) and Adriana Crockett (6th high). This is the first ever win for Boyle County in the Agronomy contest- although it was only our fourth ever attempt! This team absolutely obliterated the competition with the 2nd place team 121 points behind us. The Agronomy team will now move on to compete in the national contest at the National FFA Convention in October.
The members of the Livestock Judging team are Cody Glasscock (High overall individual in the contest), Taylor Graves (2nd high overall, 1st high in goat and 1st high in swine), and Ethan Ellis (9th high overall). This was the first win in this contest for Boyle County since 2009. Unfortunately, the livestock team will not be able to compete in the national contest because all those members are already competing in national competitions and scheduling conflicts will prevent them from competing in multiple contests.
Michaela Carpenter also placed 13th overall in the Seed Identification contest.
The Boyle County chapter is also a top 10 finalist for Models of Innovation in Community Development, which is based on our chapter activities throughout the year related to community development.
Congrats to all students who participated and good luck our students who will compete at the National Convention later this year!
Tuesday, August 16
Boyle County Middle School Cafeteria
Your feedback is requested in the design process for the new middle school. There will be a brief presentation followed by a question and answer session. There are many details that have yet to be defined. All feedback will be collected and used in future planning.
Example of topics to be covered:
*This above only serves as a sample and is not a comprehensive list.
Unable to attend, but would still like to submit feedback? Click here: Online Feedback
Invitation for Bid -- Combi Steamer Oven
Invitation for Bid -- Milk Cooler
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.
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.
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.
Steve Tamme, Chairperson
Mike Lafavers, Secretary
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
"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.
Perryville Elementary School
Kindergarten Early Registration/Screening
Wednesday, April 27th 9:00 – 1:00
Thursday, April 28th 1:00 – 5:00
Friday, April 29th 9:00 – 1:00
This early registration is for children who will begin Kindergarten this fall who did NOT attend Preschool at PES.
Click MORE below for required documentation.
The Strike Out Cancer Event is a yearly tradition for the Boyle County Rebels Baseball Team. The team is selling t-shirts with proceeds going to Freear’s Hope Foundation, which provides assistance to cancer patients. Shirts are $10 each. Please add $2 for 2XL shirts. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, please return money and order form to your school by Friday, April 8th . This year’s event will take place April 19th at Boyle County Baseball Field. Please wear your shirt and support BC Baseball as they Strike Out Cancer.
The Boyle County High School Academic Team recently competed in the State Governor's Cup Tournament in Louisville, KY.
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.
Boyle County High School Grandstands C-S 1517
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SECTION 00 10 00 - INVITATION FOR BIDS
Sealed Bids for the furnishing of all labor, materials, equipment and services for the Boyle County High School Grandstands; will be received by the Boyle County Schools Central Office until 2:00 PM, Tuesday April 12, 2016, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office until 11:00 AM, Monday, April 11, 2016, for the painting of the Boyle County High School gymnasium. Specifications may be obtained at the central office (Back of the Middle School Location, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky, beginning March 28, 2016 and after that date during the office hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, until the time mentioned above. Bids will be opened at 2:00 PM on April 11, 2016.
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Monday, March 28, 2016 for surplus item -1984 Croppie CR Cruiser Boat, which can be viewed school days from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM by contacting Central Office at 859-236-6634.
Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. Monday, April, 11, 2016 at the central office (Boyle County Middle School, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky.
Bids will be opened at 1:00 PM on April 11, 2016.
Seniors will be walking the stage on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30.
The Boyle County High School Rebel Fishing team took back to the waters of Lake Cumberland to kick off their spring fishing season and it did not disappoint. Twenty-two student anglers, a new record for the Boyle team, went head to head to see who could catch the 5 biggest bass the lake had to offer. Under tough conditions, the teams that fished had a fantastic day. First place went to Hannah Wesley and McKenzie Langford.
The Board meeting for this evening has been cancelled. A makeup date will be announced soon.
On March 12th, the Woodlawn Elementary Academic Team earned top honors at the Elementary Regional Governor's Cup competition, finishing 1st overall out of 15 competing schools. Not only did the team score highest overall, but the Woodlawn Academic Team also won the Katherine Hume Sportsmanship award and placed first in Quick Recall and Future Problem Solving.
Individually, several students placed in written assessment categories as well. Wesley Allahham won 1st place in both Science and Mathematics, Ethan Dunn placed 4th in both Science and Mathematics, Avery England placed 1st in Composition and 2nd in Language Arts, Tiffany Couch placed 4th in Social Studies, and Edie Clark placed 2nd in Arts and Humanities.
Save the Date!
What: Boyle County FRYSCky Girls Night Out Purse Auction!
When: Saturday, March 19th at 2 pm - 6 pm
Where: BCHS Cafeteria
Why: To benefit the BC Family Resource and Youth Service Centers
Join us for live and silent auctions, refreshments, door prizes, and more!
The BCHS Future Business Leaders of America team had another very succesful Regional Competition. 10 Boyle County students, many of whom competed in mulitple events, placed well enough in their events to qualify for the State Competition.
The BCHS DECA team, in which students compete in various entreprenuership categories, once again, had a phenomenal year. To close the season out, several students brought home Regional and State titles and awards in various competitions.
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is one of several organization supporting the needs of students interested in technology.
Richmond, KY – Boyle County High School Tech Rebels competed in the 2016 Technology Student Association Regional Technology Challenge on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. 23 schools from several Kentucky districts were in attendance for this year’s regional event. The Tech Rebels received 1st and 2nd place awards in two separate events.
PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY 1st Place – Maddie McWhorter
PREPARED PRESENTATION 2nd Place – Hannah McWhorter
Both the Middle School and High School Academic Teams have had enormous success in this year's competitions.
Boyle County Schools Invitation to Bid
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Friday, February 26, 2016 for surplus item -1984 Croppie CR Cruiser Boat, which can be viewed school days from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM by contacting Central Office at 859-236-6634. Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the central office (Boyle County Middle School, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky. Bids will be opened at 1:00 PM on March 8, 2016.
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept bids in its Central Office until 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, for the Purchase of Maintenance Pick-up Truck. Specifications may be obtained at the central office (Back of the Middle School Location), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky, beginning February 26, 2016 and after that date during the office hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, until the time mentioned above. Bids will be opened at 1:30 PM on March 8, 2016.
The BCHS Bowling Team recently won the regional tournament title for the second year in a row! The team will move on to compete at the State Tournament in Lexington on February 12th. Cameron Walker was named the Boys Singles Regional Champion for the second time in three years.
The Boyle County Middle School Forensics Team, led by coach Frieda Gebert, is taking the 2015-2016 season by storm! The team has competed in three tournaments so far this year, and will compete in one final tournament this Saturday in Lexington. At each of the tournaments so far, at least two students have reached the finals, qualifying them to compete at the State Forensics Tournament this March.
BOYLE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Receives National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award
Program recognizes high schools that help to keep young athletes safe
Danville, KY/January 24, 2016 – Boyle County High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its athletic program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.
Due to the incoming severe weather, the main campus will be closed Friday through Sunday afternoon. Tentative plans are to reopen campus on 1/24 for practices and other events. However, this may change based on the weather and road conditions. Updates will be available here, facebook, and twitter. Please check the status before venturing out. Stay warm. Be Safe!
The board has approved the School Calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. Here are some key dates:
Aug. 8- Opening Day
Aug 10- First Day for students
Sept. 5- Labor Day/ No School
Oct 10-14 Fall Break
Nov 7- Staff Development Day
Nov 8- Election Day/ No School
Nov 23-25- Thanksgiving Break
Dec 19-30- Winter Break
Jan 2- Staff Development Day
Jan 16- MLK Day/ No School
Feb 20- No School (President's Day. Will be used as a make-up instructional day if needed)
March 17: Staff Development Day (Flex)
April 3-7: Spring Break
May 19- Last Day for Students
May 22- Closing Day for Staff
To view the complete calendar, click here.
Our online Math ESS program has been expanded to include all students grades 6-12. Students in 6th or 7th grade are required to turn in a parent permission form before accessing the Google Hangout for math assistance. A link for Math ESS information can be found under the "Student Services" drop down on the school website. Teachers will continue to be available from 7:30-9:30 pm Sunday-Thursday. If your child is struggling with math, don't hesitate to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!
To view a step by step sheet on how to get math help via Google Hangouts, click here.
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.
A Boyle County High School delegation attended the Kentucky Youth Assembly in Louisville, Kentucky, Dec. 3rd-5th. A record number of 33 Boyle County High School students made up the delegation this year. The group was led by BCHS teachers Blossom Brosi and Dennis Dow. The Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) is a 3-day experiential learning program in which students serve as part of a model state government. KYA offers students the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of issues, develop critical thinking skills, and articulate their beliefs while engaging constructively with their peers from around the Commonwealth. The program was attended by about 1,200 high school students from around the Commonwealth.
16 Boyle County High School students recently competed at the 2015 FCCLA National Cluster Meeting. Of these students, 14 brought home trophies and some will even advance to the National Leadership Conference in California in July!
Last week, Boyle County High School (BCHS) received a very prestigious recognition. The College Board, which is the developer and the administrator of Advanced Placement (AP) exams and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), recognizes the top districts in the United States and Canada with regards to success on the AP exam each year. Success is defined by the College Board as the ability of a school district to get more students to take AP classes and AP exams and, at the same time, aggressively increase the number of students passing the exams. Last year, BCHS had 240 AP exams taken and an AP pass rate of 75%. Below you can find a chart showing how aggressively BCHS has increased participation and pass rate since 2008. Superintendent Mike Lafavers was thrilled by this recent recognition. “The fact that more and more BCHS students are being successful on AP exams speaks to the intentional structures the school has put in place to guarantee college success for students. Furthermore, the preparation Boyle County students receive in elementary school (Junction City, Perryville and Woodlawn) and middle school (Boyle County Middle) is as good as any in the nation.” said LaFavers. The Kentucky Department of Education press release is attached and provides more details.
To read the article on Central KY News, click here.
All five schools in Boyle County sent a team to compete yesterday in the Regional STLP Showcase Event. Each team presented a different project and for the first time, all five teams qualified for the State Tournament in April. Kenton Carrier was also the first ever BCHS student chosen as an STLP Engineer.
Last GSA Workshop
Sunday, November 15th
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Drugs and paraphernalia are changing constantly! This training will teach you current trends and bring you up to date on the new drugs and what we need to be aware of to protect our community and our young people.
Date: Thursday, November 5th
Location: Boyle County High School
Presenter: Officer Purdy, KSP
The Boyle County School System will be soliciting sealed bids beginning on Friday, October 23, 2015 to Tuesday, November 3, 2015 on surplus items including but not limited to the following: Computer monitors, laser print cartridges, TV, speakers, overhead, view screens, 2 - International school buses, front row pros, and other items– can be viewed school days from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM by contacting Central Office at 859-236-6634.
Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the central office (Boyle County Middle School, Door 8), 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky.
Bids will be opened at 1:00 PM on November 3, 2015.
At the regular Board of Education meeting held on October 15, the board approved the Boyle County Planning Committee's recommendation considering changes to the current District Facilities Plan. A hearing officer was also appointed for the public hearing to be held on Monday, October 19. The meeting will be take place in the library of the Boyle County High School at 7:30 (local time). The hearing will be for purpose of recording testimony concerning the District Facilities plan,
- Renovate the current Middle School to make into a new space for Woodlawn Elementary.
- Repurpose Woodlawn Elementary to be used for an Alternative School, Central Office, and Central Storage
- Build a new Middle School
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.
Perryville Elementary Students in grades 3-5... we need you!
Please take a moment to complete the following survey. Your responses will help us plan for technology. Thank you!
PES STUDENT SURVEY
This past weekend, the Boyle County Bass Fishing team participated in the Bradley Roy HS Open on Herrington Lake. Of the 60 participating HS Bass Fishing teams from all over Kentucky, the BCHS team had 4 boats finish in the top 20.
Join the Celebration as Perryville Elementary celebrates 100 years!!
Where: Perryville Elementary School, 418 W. 4th Street, Perryville, KY 40468
What: 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Perryville School
When: Sunday, September 20th, 2-5 PM
Why: to allow all former students and staff, as well as present students, staff and families, reminisce with their "old" friends, gaze at cherished mementos, and munch on light refreshments
The Kentucy Organization of Superintendents’ Administrative Assistants (KOSSA) recently recognized Sandy Jupin, Secretary to the Superintendent for Boyle County, for perfect attendance to KOSSA meetings. Sandy was one of 4 to receive this award during the 10th Annual KOSSA Summer Meeting held this July.
Friday marked the first day of the Chromebook 1:1 roll out at the High School. Senior students were given their devices, and completed a brief training on how to operate their machines. The roll out will continue this week with the High School and Middle Schools. Over the course of the this week, 1800 devices will be handed out to students and these devices will be used to enhance instruction all over the district.
Teachers will be using Converge, which is the new Learning Management System being used by Boyle County, in classrooms at all schools. This will allow students to access curriculum and resources both at school and at home.
Feedback so far has been very positive, and we can't wait to see how the 1:1 Chromebooks change instruction in our classrooms!
Boyle County Drama Instructor and Opera Singer, Frieda Gebert, had the opportunity to travel to Recife, Brazil for three weeks this summer to teach master classes for to a group of 25 Brazilian singers from all across Brazil.
We are so excited to start the 2015-16 school year! Here is a message from Mr. Lafavers, Superintendent of Boyle County Schools.
Join us Sunday, August 16 from 4:00-6:30 and meet the 2015-16 Boyle County Football players.
Fun for all. There will be food, games (including a dunking booth for coaches), and an opportunity to hang out with the football players.
The Boyle County FFA Chapter was awarded a $26,000 farm-to-school grant by the Department of Agriculture. This grant will be used to help to improve the current greenhouse facilities at Boyle County High School and to provide funding to train other districts to implement programs similar to the ones at Boyle. Currently, the Boyle County FFA program grows fresh vegetables for the school and for low-income families in the community.
To read more about the grant and FFA initiatives at Boyle County click here.
Farmers National Bank will be sponsoring the annual WTVQ Channel 36 Football Blitz. This year, the Boyle County Rebels feature will air on Thursday, August 6th at 11:00 pm. Be sure to tune in!
This June, Boyle County High School students attended the KY FFA Convention, held in Lexington, KY. In addition to seeing Boyle County Alumni, Ruth Ann Myers, act as the National Eastern Region Vice President, the Boyle County FFA Chapter placed in the top 15 in the state, and students competing in individual events placed highly in many categories.
One Boyle County Student won the national award for Best New Term in an annual Project Localize contest. Project Localize promotes food literacy and sustainable agriculture in communities. This year, 250 students from 7 states submitted original artwork that was judged in several categories including: Best New Lexicon Term, Best Storytelling, Most Artistic, Most Informative Artwork, Most Innovative in Education, and Outstanding Project Localize Class. Winners were then given the opportunity to travel to Washington DC to present their artwork on Capital Hill.
For students (grades 6-12 ) to receive a ChromeBook there are criteria that must be met:
1- Fees Paid
2- AUP/Parent Permission Form
If you would like to get a jump on the necessary paperwork, you can download the forms here: AUP/PARENT PERMISSION FORM
For additional information, Parent Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
BCMS: August 10 at 6:00 PM
BCHS: August 6 @ 6:30 PM
Requesting two separate bids due July 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM:
o Provide and install high quality security cameras and system at the Performance Stadium and Upgrade to high school cameras.
o An alternate bid to provide and install security cameras and system for the campus to provide outside cameras that covers all buildings on campus.
BID Documents can be downloaded below:
Bid Specifications- MAP
Kentucky high schools are now required to send electronic transcripts to post-secondary institutions using Parchment Transcript Exchange.
Seniors - You received information in your TEAMS meetings on setting up an account and requesting a final transcript. You only request a transcript AFTER you have applied to a college/university. Your selected college will need to have a final transcript. You should also use this site for NAIA and NCAA requests in addition to your own registration on those sites.
You MUST use the "Parchment" site to request official transcripts.
You MUST create a Parchment account before you can make transcript requests.
Boyle County Middle School Nomination form for Site Based Council & PTO Executive Board
PTO offices are:
Co-President, Co-Vice President, Co-Secretary, Co-Treasurer, Co-Parent Volunteer Coordinator
Please return this completed nomination form to the front office at BCMS on TUESDAY May 26, 2015 to be put on the ballot for the election on THURSDAY, May 28, 2015. DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM
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.
Do you have a current 8th grader?
Yes, it's hard to believe he/she will be a Freshman next year! The High School's annual orientation will be held Thursday, April 23rd from 7:00-9:00 PM at the High School. All current 8th graders and their parents are invited to attend!
Seven Boyle County High School rising senior students were accepted to the Governor's Scholars Program for the summer of 2015. These students will have the opportunity to attend the five-week summer residential program at a Kentucky college free of charge. The students accepted from Boyle County High School for 2015 are: James Warinner, Samantha Miller, Marianna Baker, Nicholas Roney, Connor Burns, Katherine Luttrell, and Sanna Muhammad. Congratulations to these students!
On April 1, 2015, Boyle County Schools was recongized as a District of Distinction by the Kentucky Board of Education. This is an honor bestowed to only 7 districts this year. To qualify as a District of Distinction, a district has to have an overall accountability score at the 95th percentile or higher (based on achievement, gap, growth, college- and careerreadiness and graduation rate), meet its current year Annual Measurable Objective, have at least a 95 percent participation rate, and not have a Focus or Priority School in the district. The achievement data is based on K-PREP testing in spring 2014.
In May all 3-12 students in the state of Kentucky will be participating in K-Prep testing. Please ensure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a good breakfast this day. Also, please do not schedule appointments that would require your child to miss during the testing window.
Elementary: May 13-19
Middle School: May 11-15
High School: May 11-18
At the March Board meeting, the 2014-15 calendar was adjusted for lost days due to snow days (not including Non-Traditional Days).
May 19: School IS in ession
May 25: Memorial Day- No School
May 28: Last Day for students
May 29: Graduation at the High School
7th grade Gifted and Talented Art student, Baxter Guthrie, submitted a design for the Great American Brass Band Festival Youth T-Shirt Contest. Baxter's design was selected from a number of submissions as the winner. His name and design will be used on all of the youth t-shirts at the 2015 Festival.
Four Boyle County Middle School Academic Team Members have qualified to compete in the KAAC State Governor's Cup Competition on March 14-16 at the Galt House in Louisville.
Farhan Muhammad and Karan Desai will both be competing in Math Written Assessment. Jaelyn Young will be competing in Written Composition, and Faris Allahham will be competing in Science Written Assessment and Arts and Humanities.
We wish these students well as they represent BCMS in the Governor's Cup!
The BCHS Academic Team recently competed in the Region 12 Meet. Overall, the team finished in 2nd place, and individually, six students qualified to compete at the State Governor's Cup, which will take place March 14th-March 16th in Louisville.
Savanah Stow and Kelsey Kendrick, two Boyle County High School Seniors, participted in tne Rotary Club Speech Contest on February 13th. For this competition, students were required to write and memorize a 5-7 minute speech on the topic of service. With only ten days to prepare for the event, both Savannah and Kelsey both gave compelling speeches. Overall, Savannah Stow finished in second place, earning a $200.00 scholarship, and Kelsey Kendrick finished in third place, earning a $100.00 scholarship. Both ladies did an excellent job of representing the Boyle County FFA Chapter. Congratulations to Savannah and Kelsey!
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!
Due to the extreme weather, the ACT prep sessions scheduled for 2/21 have been cancelled.
The Boyle County High School Boys Bowling Team competed in the State Bowling Competition on February 12th at the Eastland Lanes in Lexington. The Rolling Rebels were seeded 6th after completing the first round of competition, and after defeating Graves County in three consecutive games, the Rebels faced Pleasure Ridge Parks in the State Quarterfinals. The Rebels won 1 of 4 games against Pleasure Ridge Parks, and ended their season as one of the top 8 bowling teams in the state.
This year will be the second year that all Boyle County High School Sophomore students will have the opportunity to sign up for the ACT free of cost. The funding will be provided by the Boyle County Board of Education, and the results from the exam will be used to create continuous review for students throughout their Junior year. Although this is not a requirement for students, last year, 86% of the sophomores participated, and we anticipate this number increasing this year.
In an article on AllKyHoops.com, the Rebel Rowdies were officially named the Student Section of the Season for 2015! To read the full article about the Rowdies, click here.
Next week, the first of three ACT prep sessions will be held for 110 Boyle County High School Juniors who opted to sign up for the free review courses offered by the school. These sessions will be held from 9 am – 12 pm on three Saturday mornings and will be focused on specific weaknesses of each student based on previous ACT results. There will be 9 Boyle County Teachers hosting review courses in Reading, Math, and English.
Due to the number of students who registered for the free ACT at the Boyle County Public Library on February 8th, the event has reached capacity. Because there are many students who didn't have the opportunity to sign up, Kaplan has added a second practice test date on March 1st at 1:30 pm at the Boyle County Public Library.
After the test, students will be given an explanations document to help in reviewing their test answers. They will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the ACT.
To register for this FREE practice exam on March 1st, click here
Boyle County Schools is one of 13 districts in Kentucky given the opportunity to pilot Non-Traditional School Days to avoid losing instructional time due to snow days. We had a very successful first Non-Traditional day, and look forward to hearing more feedback from students and parents. To read an article featuring Boyle County Schools about our first ever Non-Traditional day click here
Still haven't completed the survey about how your NT day went? click here
With our first Non-Traditional School Day in the books, we would love feedback from students, parents, and teachers so that we can improve our Non-Traditional Days in the future. Because this is an innovative new approach to dealing with snow days, we anticipate that there will be a few issues to be worked out, and we thank everyone for their patience. From what we have seen thus far, we are very pleased with the participation and effort put in by our students, parents, and staff. Keep up the good work!
If you would like to participate in the survey about Non-Traditional Days, click here.
Jenna Blair, Chelsea Clark, and Kacie Arnold had the opportunity to share some best practices with Eastern Kentucky University Student Teachers at the EKU “Boot Camp” event for education majors on January 21st . Jenna Blair and Chelsea Clark presented to 75 Elementary Education Students prior to being sent out to their student teaching placements in two- hour and a half sessions. Kacie Arnold also represented Boyle County Schools at this event by presenting to a group of Middle School Education Students.
The Boyle County High School Academic Team, coached by Blossom Brosi and Julie Taylor, competed in the Governor’s Cup District Championships this week. The team was ranked first, out scoring Danville (2nd place), Rockcastle (3rd place), Lincoln (4th place), and Garrard (5th place). In addition to being named District Champions, BCHS Academic Team also won the Hume Sportsmanship Award.
At Boyle County Schools, we are constantly evaluating our practices to ensure that we are providing the best possible environment for our students, parents, and staff. We welcome all students and parents to participate in a survey about their experiences so that we can use their feedback to continue to improve.
If you are a parent and want to take the survey, click here
If you are a student and want to take the survey, click here
A Kaplan Instructor will be proctoring a free ACT and answering questions about the ACT on February 8th at the Boyle County Public Library at 1:30 pm. Students will be able to keep test booklets, and will be provided with an explanations document and ACT flashcards once the test is over. These can be used as study resources for future tests, and give students an idea of what to expect when taking the ACT.
Students will also have the opportunity to gauge their performance on the ACT, and determine which areas need more work based on their score analysis, which is expected to be sent within 2 weeks of taking the practice ACT.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students who plan to take the ACT this coming March.
To register to attend this free event click here
A Kentucky Teacher Featured Article discusses Math Design Collaborative, which is being used in all schools in the Boyle County District.
To read the full article click here
We need your input! Our school district and the Kentucky Department of Education want to hear from parents regarding how well the school is doing to involve you in your child’s education. Please follow the link below and complete a short survey (9 questions): https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cNl3FeIlaV0xtZP
All responses are anonymous and cannot be traced back to you or your child. Results will be analyzed by the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky and used for reporting and program improvement. The deadline for completing this very important survey is Friday January 23, 2015.
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.
Four Boyle County High School Freshmen advanced to the Young Entreprenuers Academy National Semi-Finals after presenting their business plan for the "Puter Juicer", which is what they named their solar powered computer charger.
To read an article on KSBA about the success of BCHS YEA click here.
After leading the Lady Rebels in another successful soccer season, Brian Deem was named the 2014 Girls Regional Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He was one of three coaches recognized from the Southern Region and was invited to attend the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia.
Coach Deem was also 1 of 11 coaches considered for the National Coach of the Year.
Congratulations on this accomplishment!
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.
The Kentucky Center for School Safety announces Kentucky Safe Schools Week observance will be October 19-25, 2014. This year’s theme “LEAN on Me; Stop the Bullying!” will focus on the culture/environment of the school and the interdependence of students and staff to make the their school safe, warm and welcoming.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced that Austin Anderson and Patrick Leahey were named as Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has been presented to these scholastically talented seniors.
Although these students will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students are amont the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered into the 2015 competition by taking a qualifying test.
Congratulations to Austin and Patrick!
As the High School prepares for a new principal, we are seeking input from parents, students, and staff.
Please take a moment to participate in a brief survey (click image below).
2014-2015 Supply Lists
Click link above to see school supply lists for all grades at WES. Welcome Back!
The Boyle County High School Chamber Singers are a very talented group of girls who recently recieved all Distingished rankings at the District Assessment in Richmond, KY. These girls are carrying on the distinguished tradition of Boyle County High School.
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.
Boyle County High School STLP students were chosen to advance to the State Competition. They competed against 1,433 creative works submitted from schools across Kentucky, only the best of which are invited to compete at the State Level.
Our FCCLA students were unstoppable at this year's State Competition.
Boyle County students were elected into FCCLA State Positions, and many also advanced to the National Competition.
KUNA is a mock United Nations Assembly, in which each school selects a country to represent. These students research their country, and then write and present bills to other countries.
Boyle County Y-Club sends a group of students to KUNA each year, but this year our students had some exceptional results.
Boyle County has always had a strong FFA program, but this year, the students completely blew the competition out of the water. Despite the fact that the Bluegrass Region is one of the most competitive regions in the state, our students earned 4 first place wins, 9 second place wins, and out of 24 contests, ranked Superior (the highest ranking) in 19, Excellent in 3 and Good in 1.
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!
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.
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.
Reception and press conference at Mallards on Saturday (February 1) beginning at 4:30. Event will be carried LIVE at iHigh.com/Boyle The first interview will go to BCHS students, Jarrod Angel and Gage Odell. Live coverage beginning at 3:30 at iHigh.com/Boyle.
Come out and find out what's in store for Boyle County Rebel Football!
Both Central Office locations (Middle School and Citation Drive) will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30-3:30 PM
Thanks and have a wonderful break!
The 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
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.
On Tuesday September 3, 2013, nearly 70 concerned city officials, school board members, parents, and stakeholders gathered at Inter-County Energy to discuss possible solutions to the traffic congestion at Citation Drive during student drop off and pick up times. During these times, cars can be seen lined up on the side of the highway, which creates a dangerous situation for parents and students.
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
The "Boyled to Perfection" junior chef team won regional competition, were featured on Channel 27, and have been featured in our local newspaper multiple times. Their crowning achievement, however, is making it to the Final Four at state competition, and walking away with 3rd place!! Congratulations to Mrs. Godbey and her team:T. Stewart, T. Bishop, H. Stratton, H. Floyd, and M. Bryan.
Mr. Spencer Tatum has been selected as the new Assistant Principal and Building Assesment Coordinator for Boyle County High School, Mr. Tatum comes from Mercer County with 17 years of experience in education. He taught nine years in the Harrodsburg Independent School District and eight years in the Mercer County School district. In addition to the Student Support position he held at Mercer County's 9th grade academy, he has served as a high school athletic director, coached golf, boys and girls basketball, football and baseball during his time in education. He and his wife Paula have three children; Seth, Nathan and Andrew.
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.
Our offices will be closed July 4 and July 5. Have a safe holiday!
We will be offering physical exams, dental screenings and immunizations on July 24th at JES from 10:00-2:00
Immunizations are available only for those who have Medicaid, KCHIP or do not have health insurance that covers vaccines.
Tomorrow will be the deadline for ordering Friday night dinner tickets. Remember, all black and gold academy students will eat free. All others are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children ages 2-17.
The celebration will begin at 5:30 PM at the High School. The students have been doing some amazing things this week and can't wait to show off! Come join the fun.
Also, our Black and Gold Media Corp has been hard at work capturing the events of the week in pictures and video. There will be a DVD available for purchase. The price is $10 until tomorrow. After that time they will be $15 a piece. Pre order yours now!
Boyle County (29-8) will be making another state title run in the Rawlings/KHSAA State Tournament at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro. The Rebels will be representing the 12th Region and play 14thRegion champ Estill County (23-15) in a rematch from the regular season. The Lady Engineers lost to the Rebels 10-0 on May 7th at Rebel Stadium.
Show your Pride & Support!
The Rebels will be having a state tournament send-off at the entrance of the high school Wedensday at 9:00am. Everyone please come out see the champs before they represent the Boyle County area in Owensboro.
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.
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
Students! We need your opinion on the Non-Traditional School Day. Please take a moment to complete survey by clicking on image below.
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 High School senior, Wesley Wei, was one of eleven Kentucky students chosen from a pool of applicants to participate in the Next-Generation Student Council. This group 10th-12th grade students will have the opportunity to voice their opinions and take part in advising the Kentucky Department of Education on new educational policies.
Wei is the first Boyle County High School student to ever be selected for this particular group.
To read the KSBA article featuring Wei, click here
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
The Boyle County High School Summer Academy is designed to allow high school students the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities and to build up his/her college resume. Each course offers a different experience, is rigorous, and personalized. The Academy Bootcamp is the only course that is offered twice during the day. The other courses are full day. Breakfast and lunch are included each day. Bus transportation is available each day for students living in the Junction or Perryville area (pickup/drop off location is at the school in that area).
A group of Centre College students have started a program called GEMS, which stands for Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science. This program focuses on getting more girls interested in the male-dominated STEM fields. Centre students have teamed up with Boyle County Middle School to mentor girls and to do fun STEM activities with them.
To read a full article click here.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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".
Please check here often for all the latest dates and details for seniors and senior families as we countdown to graduation!!
GRADUATION 2013 will be held on Friday, May 24th, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Please check here often for all important information!
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.
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.
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.
Kristen Atwood and Katie Lane, both of whom are juniors at Boyle County High School, recently placed 1st and 2nd in an Edgar Allan Poe themed writing contest sponsored by the Boyle County Public Library.
Atwood and Lane both won WalMart gift cards and had the opportunity to read their poetry at a Poe Impersonator event at West T. Hill in Harrodsburg, KY. The girls also had their poetry published in the Advocate Messenger.
Congratulations Kristen and Katie!
Click here to register for the Monster Dash 5K
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.
This year, the Boyle County High School Future Problem solving team, led by advisor Julie Taylor, competed in its first ever Scenario Writing event. Students were given a topic and asked to write a story from the perspective of someone 30 years in the future.
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
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 weekend, the first ever Boyle County Bass Fishing Team competed in the Roy BASSMASTER HS Open at Herrington Lake, and two of our very own BCHS student anglers caught a fish that earned them the 10th place spot. There were 58 teams from across the state participating in the event, and trying to catch one of the 5 biggest bass of the day. Out of the 58 boats that competed, 38 boats did not weigh a fish.
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.
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.
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.
The Boyle County Board of Education was faced with the difficult task of amending the 2013-2014 calendar to make up snow days. Even though there is still pending legislation that may provide districts with relief, the board felt they could wait no longer to amend the calendar. The following changes were made to the calendar:
-First three days of Spring Break are now instructional (March 31, April 1 & 2)
-Memorial Day is now an instructional day
-Last Day for students is June 6
"With less than 8 days until spring break it is unfair to our students, parents, and staff to wait any longer," said Mike LaFavers. No matter where the days are made up (at the end of the calendar or by using planned holidays) changes put a burden on many.
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The BCHS Student Technology Leadership Program competed in their regional competition yesterday in Somerset. The Boyle team consists of eleven students who will be traveling to compete, and they are competing with many different projects. One of these is the showcase project that four students have put together for competition. This is one of the most important projects that the STLP team will be taking to Somerset. The showcase project is called “Captain Copyright Comes to School.” Susan Michael, STLP advisor, says, “The goal of this project is to help staff and students understand legal use of digital content.” This project will not only be used in the regional competition but will also be shown to staff and students at BCHS. The team also has a group that is making a competitive video. Additionally, the team has many other digital works to showcase at the regional competition.
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.
Welcome! We are glad to have you! Several schools will be holding specific dates for new student registrations. Counselors will be on hand to answer questions and help with paperwork. Note, if you are currently an enrolled Boyle County student (i.e., incoming 6th grader from Perryville Elementary) you do not need to fill out a new registration packet.
To register, please bring the following:
(Dates/Locations available by clicking "Read More" below)
Congratulations Boyle County class of 2013
Boyle County High School presented its Class of 2013 Friday night.
Thank you to the parents, staff, teachers and community that have supported these students.
Boyle County High School has been awarded a $10,000 grant to enhance and revitalize its theatre program. Inspired by NBC’s upcoming drama Rise, the network’s R.I.S.E. (Recognizing and Inspiring Student Expression) America program has awarded grants to 50 high schools across the nation.
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
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.
This month, 40 students were honored at a dinner gala at Centre College. These students were invited to attend after scoring a 28 or higher on their ACT. 20% of BCHS students who took the ACT last spring scored high enough to earn an invitation.
The Boyle County High School average composite score on the ACT this past year was 21.6, which is over a point higher than the state average.
BCHS Bass Fishing team is hosting the 1st Annual Alumni Tournament Oct. 3 on Lake Cumberland.
ALL BCHS Alumni are welcome to fish in the Tournament.
When: October 3
Where: Lake Cumberland
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.
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
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.
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.
The FFA students at Boyle County High School have started this school year off on a high note, with students competing in events at the State Fair.
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 email@example.com with questions and to sign up.
Congratulations to Boyle County High School student Hayden Justice, who recently found out that she was accepted into Gatton Academy for the upcoming fall!
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!
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.
First Day of School is August 20
It's official. Boyle County has a new website. As we move things over you may need to visit our old site: Old Website
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has included four Boyle County High School seniors on its list of approximately 15,000 National Merit Scholarship Finalists.
The Boyle County 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
Our 1:1 devices have opened new doors for continuing instruction outside of school. Our math teachers will now be available on Google Hangouts to assist students in grades 8-12 Sunday-Thursday from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. This online platform will make getting math help easier and will allow students to access this help remotely.
To watch a youtube video on Google Hangouts, click here.
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Perryville Elementary Students participated in a special event to learn about the history of Perryville during the Civil War this month. To read an article by Kentucky Teacher about this event click here.
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
This year at the National FFA Convention and Expo, Ruth Ann Myers, a recent Boyle County High School graduate was elected as the eastern region vice president. Only six students across the nation are elected each year to serve their peers as National FFA officers.
UPDATE: Ruth Ann was recently mentioned in a news story on Central KY news about her new position in FFA. Check out the article here.
To watch a clip of the celebration of Ruth Ann's new position hosted by the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment at the University of Kentucky click here
Boyle County High School has a long tradition of high level performance inside and outside of the classroom. This year is no different. Our fall sports teams are having an exceptionally successful start to their seasons thus far.
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.
Youth Leadership is a program for high school juniors and seniors who attend Danville High School, Boyle County High School, Kentucky School for the Deaf, and Danville Christian Academy. It provides a valuable opportunity for approximately twenty young leaders to become familiar with the many components that form a strong and dynamic community. The experience is also designed to help students strengthen and improve their own leadership skills. The program is operated by the Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce.
Youth Leadership Letter
Now taking appointments for the 2014-2015 Preschool Registration and Free Developmental Screenings at
Junction City Elementary
Dates for screenings will be from May 19 - June 5, 2014
Please call Kristi Waters, Preschool Director, at 859-236-6634 ext. 3220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
**Image courtesy of Naypong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Read about how Boyle County Schools are using PGES here
Congratulations to Tech Rebel robotics team members and team captains Cooper Lindberg and Jacob Pierce for advancing to the 2014 Kentucky VEX Robotics state competition. This year’s state event will be held February 15th at the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering.
The Boyle County Board of Education accepted a bid from the Allen Company to construct the Woodlawn Access Road in Spring 2014.
Boyle County’s Tech Rebels earned the opportunity to compete the Kentucky State VEX Robotics Tournament during a qualifying VEX Tournament hosted by the Boyle County High School Department of Engineering and Technology this past Saturday. 25 different high school robotics teams registered to compete in the tournament at BCHS and only 5 of these teams qualified for the State Tournament in Louisville, KY in February.
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.
"Mr. Tim" has been a custodian at Junction City Elementary for 27 years, and is retiring this year.
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.
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.
Video by: Abby Hotchkiss
Thank you Kona Ice for providing Kona Ice every day of Black and Gold.
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.
FFA students who competed in Project Localize competitions this past year were featured in the 2015 October/November edition of Edible Magazine.
BCHS students competed in seven different categories for Project Localize. McKenzie Wash won "Best New Lexicon Term" and was recognized in Washington DC in May. BCHS students were also finalists in the categories of "Best Storytelling" and "Most Informative".
To see the online Edible Magazine article click here. The article begins on page 24.
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!
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 March 23, 2015. The last day bids will be accepted is 9:00 AM April 6, 2015. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
Some very witty BCHS students have been writing satirical news stories about Boyle County High School and posting them on The Boyle County Onion. Click Here to check it out!
(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.
Two Boyle County High School students qualified as National Merit Semifinalists. Of the 1.4 million high school juniors who entered into the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program, Sam Fluty and Josh Dyer were two of only 16,000 high school students who were selected as semifinalists. Semifinalists were selected based on their performance on either the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) or on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT).
Boyle County High School FFA student, Ruth Ann Myers, won Grand Champion Market Hog at the Kentucky State Fair this year. She sold the hog in the Sale of Champions for $13,000. Congrats to Ruth Ann! Keep up the good work!
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
It is that time again. Time for the Boyle County High School Alumni Tailgate Party! It will be held Friday night, September 5, from 5:30-7pm before the Boyle County vs Danville football game. The cost for Alumni is $22 which includes the $10 annual fee ($5 for BCHS Alumni group and $5 Boyle County Endowment Fund), $3 discounted game ticket, and $9 meal. For guests the cost is $12 ($9 meal and $3 discounted game ticket) and $8 per student ($5 meal and $3 game ticket). Children 4 or under are free (hot dog meal). Remember all proceeds support the Boyle County Schools and at the same time you have the chance to meet and greet your BCHS Alumni.
BCMS Principal, Steve Karsner went on a trip to China to study school leadership, and how to improve Chinese instruction at the Middle School. He was recently featured in a KSBA News Article. Check it out here!
At Boyle County High School, the learning doesn’t stop after the final bell of the day rings. Students and teachers alike continue learning and exploring through BCHS’s extensive club program. Not only are clubs popular among the students, Boyle County students are leading and gaining statewide recognition for their work.
BCHS students made their 7th trip to the DECA State Business and Marketing Competition Conference in Louisville, KY March 9-11. Students competed in areas such as marketing communications, automotive services, sports and entertainment marketing, accounting, travel and tourism marketing, and financial services business and marketing. BCHS students had another great showing at the state level. Students placing in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at state level are eligible to compete at Nationals in Atlanta, GA. The results for BCHS DECA students are below. Mrs. Feistritzer and Mr. Christopher are extremely proud of how well their students performed. Congrats to all the students who competed!
The Boyle County Board of Education recently approved and funded an ACT initiative that we have been working on now for several weeks. On Saturday, April 12th, your BCHS sophomore will be eligible to take an official ACT for free at BCHS! Additionally, all sophomores that take advantage of this free ACT on April 12th will, in return, get Friday, April 25th off from school!
Deadline for registering is February 14th!
Click for more information: Parent Letter: Sophomores taking ACT
Reminder that helium balloons and glass vases are not allowed on school buses. Please keep this in mind for Friday. Thank You.
This year, Boyle County High School students participated in the Veteran’s History Project (VHP), which is a program that was started by the US Congress in 2000 to collect first-hand accounts of Veterans during war times. Almost 70 Boyle County students participated in interviewing veterans, spouses of veterans, and family members of deceased veterans. These interviews were submitted to the National Veteran’s History Project and will eventually be archived at the Library of Congress.
The agricultural students this year aren’t just excelling in agricultural competitions, they are also performing notably in the classroom. These students were ranked 9th out of all of the Agricultural Education programs in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in English End-of-Course Assessments. We are confident that these students will continue to shine in both their academics and their extra-curricular activities.
Walk into Mr. Kendrick or Mr. Webb's sixth grade social studies classes and you may be surprised at what awaits you. Students are eager to tell you about some fantastic getaways. They have spent last couple of weeks planning trips: Around the world. These mini travel agents are ready to sell you on some great vacation options. Choices range from Vienna to China.
WES Drama students will be performing "Jack and the Beanstalk" on December 3rd and 5th in the Woodlawn gym at 6:30
Boyle County Middle School drama students will be performing "Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit"
December 10th (6th grade)
December 11th (7th grade)
December 12th (8th grade)
at 6:30 at the Ragged Edge Theatre in Harrodsburg. Admission is $5
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.
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."
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.
Board of Education approves plan to attend school on Presidents' Day, February 19. The updated calendar is now available.
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*
Registration and Free Developmental Screenings will be available at all 3 Elementary Schools beginning in May.
This year, Boyle County DECA students, who are led by advisors David Christopher and Michelle Feistritzer, were unable to physically attend the Regional Competition due to snow; however, students were able to participate online. Despite the weather, BCHS students performed admirably at the Regional and State Competitions and won a number of awards at both levels of competition.
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.
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.
Congratulations to all of the Tech Rebels who qualified for the National TSA Competition, and especially to Micayla Kelly, who won first place in Photographic Technology! Micayla is the first Rebel in history to win a first place trophy at the national level.
For the 2014-2015 school year traffic patterns will be different for those wishing to gain access to Woodlawn Elementary and Boyle County Middle School. The access road has been in the planning stages for the past few years; with the primary goal of eliminating congestions off the bypass. This has long been a safety concern for our students, parents, and staff.
The video shows how to navigate the new road. If you have additional questions or concerns please contact Chris Holderman at 859-236-6634
For the first time in many years, two Boyle County High School students have been accepted into the prestigious Business & Accounting Summer Education (BASE) camp.
An Artists Reception will be held this Thursday May 8th from 6pm-8pm at the Community Arts Center. The event is free to the public and will showcase over 400 works of art from young artists in the community.
There will be a fundraiser at Orange Leaf today (May 6th) with proceeds going towards fixing the KSD pool. The weather is perfect for some frozen yogurt, and the pool will benefit the Boyle County and Danville Swim Teams, so print out the attached flyer and take it with you to Orange Leaf, and 20% of your purchase will go towards the pool!
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
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.
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.
The Boyle County High School Basketball Team beat Danville High School 67-59 this Tuesday night. Boyle's Hagen Tyler scored a game-high 30 points, and was interviewed by a local radio station. To hear the interview click here
The 2013 Teacher and Classified Employees of the Year were recognized at the April Board meeting.
FERNS, WAVE PETUNIA HANGING BASKETS, VEGETABLES, BEDDING PLANTS, HERBS
On January 23, Board members, staff, students and community leaders gathered to break ceremonial ground...
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!
Members of the Boyle County Y-Club recently attended the three-day Kentucky United Nations Assembly Conference last week in Louisville, KY. Participants at KUNA represent assigned countries and draft Resolutions for those countries based on the current issues in those areas. Students defend their proposed resolutions and debate resolutions from other schools at the General Assembly. Students also dress in native attire and build a display representing their country for the Global Village. This year Boyle County students represented Qatar, Oman, and Yemen and authored a Resolution for each of these countries.
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.
Boyle County High School offers a variety of elective courses for students. These classes include a broad range of language and CTE options. One of the classes currently underway is American Sign Language. This course is taught by Paula Thomason, who has extensive experience with ASL.
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
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!
Students from Mrs. Lester and Mrs. Farr’s classes completed an Interdisciplinary Problem Set, which focused on solving a problem posed by the Boyle County Trails Committee. The students were asked to design a trail extension for the existing trail near Batewood homes. They were given a $90,000 budget and after visiting the site, they were able to come up with many great ideas to improve the park and trail.
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!
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
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.
Kate Wintuska, 5th grade teacher at Woodlawn Elementary School, was featured in KDE's newsletter! Check out her article "Technology Critique: Socrative"
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.
Four Boyle County Honors English IV classes were lucky enough to welcome Nick Gowen to speak to them about writing college and scholarship essays.
By STEPHANIE MOJICA email@example.com Amnews
10:48 a.m. EDT, August 26, 2012
Boyle County High School’s Class of 2013 earned the highest ACT scores in the school district’s history, according to a report recently released by the Kentucky Department of Education.
Dr. Terry Holiday, Commissioner of Education in Kentucky, recently congratulated Will Begley for Boyle County High School’s recent accomplishment of being rated a Top 10 school in all of Kentucky in the area of graduation rate.
The Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 calendar at its regular monthly meeting on December 21.
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!
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.
This past week, the Boyle County Chapter of FCCLA competed in the FCS Knowledge Bowl in New Brunswick, NJ. The Boyle County High School team was composed of five students, each representing a different specialty within Family and Consumer Science. Students representing Boyle County High School were Bailee Watson in Family, Career, and Community Studies, Raygan Kilby in Early Childhood and Human Development, Sanna Muhammad in Food Sciences, Dietetics and Nutrition, Amber Henry in Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism, and Emilee Edington in Fashion and Housing Design.
This past weekend, the marching rebels traveled to Paris, KY to compete in the 2014 KMEA State Marching Band Championships, where the top 16 marching bands in the state competed at Bourbon County High School. Boyle County finished semifinals in 4th place with an overall score of 89.45, which was just 5 points below the Russell County Marching Band, who finished first in semifinals.
The top four marching bands from each class qualified to compete in State Finals at the Roy Kidd Stadium in Richmond, KY later that evening. The Marching Rebels ended their season by placing 4th in the state for class AAA. The rebels had an amazing year and look forward to improving even further in the coming years.
Congrats to our Marching Rebels!
Boyle County is fortunate to have some of the best students and best faculty in the state. One of our new teachers Mr. Ryan New was recently named the 2014-2015 High School Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Council for Social Studies. Mr. New played a big role in developing the common core standards for Social Studies in the state of Kentucky. He and his wife both previously taught at Washington County Schools, and are now both teaching at Boyle County High School. Mr. New will be honored for his acheivements at a conference later this month. Congratulations Mr. New!
Click on link(s) below to download supply lists.
Art Supply List
Preschool Supply List
Kindergarten Supply List
1st Grade Supply List
2nd Grade Supply List
3rd Grade Supply List
4th Grade Supply List
5th Grade Supply List
Get your combined 7th grade list, combined 8th grade list and both 6th grade lists.
Some great Derby attire was seen all across Boyle County. Check out the photo gallery for some great pictures.
Derby in Boyle 2014
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.
We finally have the DECA regional competition scores back from DECA Region 4. As usual, BCHS students took home a lot of 1st place trophies. Also this year, we have our first ever Regional Officers, Hannah Ayers and Hannah Wilson. Hannah Ayers ran for Vice President of Communications and Hannah Wilson ran for Vice President of Civic Consciousness. Although bad weather forced our regional competition to be on-line testing for each category, we still blew out most of the competition. Below is a list of the students who competed, and where they placed in this year's competition. #PlayToWin
The Kentucky Department of Education recently compiled a video of superintendents in Kentucky explaining how their district sets student growth goals. Boyle County Superintendent Mike Lafavers is featured in this video. If you want to know how our district compares to other districts in terms of goal setting, check out the video here.
The Boyle County Board of Education will accept, new, sealed bids in its Central Office for the purpose of securing a district wide lease agreement for copiers for schools. At the February regular meeting, the board rejected the previous bids and asked that they be rebid. Specifications may be obtained at the Central Office (Middle School location), located at 1651 Perryville Road, Danville, Kentucky, during the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Bids will be accepted until 11:00 AM Tueday, May 12, 2014.The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
All bids must be received by the time designated and none will be considered thereafter. Bids must be clearly marked, on the outside of the envelope, with the name and number as listed.
At the specified dates and times, all bids which are in order, sealed, properly marked, signed, etc., shall be opened and read aloud. Any interested parties may attend. No immediate decision will be made concerning the proposals submitted.
Copies of the Bid Documents may be obtained from the Boyle County Board of
Education's Office, (859) 236-6634. Contact Susan Taylor, Chief Information Officer, for additional information.
DOWNLOAD FULL RFP
Each year, following the Gifted and Talented New York Trip, students create a project commemorating their experiences. This year students opted to create a “New York City Tree” and a “Fashionista Tree” inspired by their trip to the Big Apple.
Boyle County has always had an exceptional Future Farmers of America program, and this year is no different. FFA members at Boyle County have already competed in events this year at the regional and national levels, and will participate in additional competitions in the spring.
Dr. Terry Holiday, Commissioner of Education in Kentucky, recently congratulated Will Begley for Boyle County High School’s recent accomplishment of being rated a Top 10 school in all of Kentucky in the area of graduation rate. The state recently adopted a new method for measuring graduation rate. The Average Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) measures the number of students who start high school (9th graders) and then tracks them through high school and until graduation. The total number of students who graduate make up your AFGR percentage. In 2010-11, BCHS had a graduation rate of 92%, which ranked the school near the top of the 174 districts in Kentucky. The AFGR data lags a year behind and this is why the most recent data is from 10-11. For the Advocate Messenger's coverage of this story, click here: http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/news/amn-boyle-county-high-school-honored-for-graduation-rate-20120921,0,4985927.story
The Class of 2018 averaged a composite ACT score of 22.4 — the highest score in school history.
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
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
In the article "Scores Reveal Kentucky Schools That Generate the Most, Least Proficient Students in Six Subjects" on Kentucky.com, Perryville Elementary School was ranked #3 in producing the most proficient students in writing. We are so proud of all of the PES students and staff! Keep up the good work!
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.
Congratulations to Sarah Ferrell for being accepted for Governor’s School for the Arts for the Summer of 2014 and to Katie Burkich for being selected as an alternate!
STLP Students participated in the State Competition last week, and did an amazing job.
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.
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 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) named Ryan New as Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year. New will be honored at the 97th NCSS Annual Conference in San Francisco in November.
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.
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.)
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
To help alleviate some traffic congestion on campus additional options are now available for High School students. See video attached for detailed instructions.
The road behind the high school will be open in the mornings. This will give vehicles access to the parent drop off in front of the high school. Cars can then exit onto Perryville Road.
If your child needs to be registered for Kindergarten this year, here are some things you need to know:
Seven BCHS swimmers and divers qualified to compete or act as alternates in the 2014 State Swim Meet. In order to qualify, these students had to finish in the top 2 at the Regional Meet in an event, or have a time that qualified them to receive an "at-large" bid.
Congratulations to our BCHS academic team for taking first place and earning the title of Region 12 Governor’s Cup for academic team competition CHAMPIONS! Individual results were as follows:
Devin Wehmiller – 3rd place composition
Kylie Cooper – 2nd place composition
Natalie Rueben – 1st place composition
Josh Dyer – 4th place social studies, 3rd place science
Sam Fluty – 1st place mathematics
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
KDE released its annual report on public schools today, and Boyle County students have received their highest marks ever.
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.
Math after school homework help is here!
Boyle County students in grades 6-12 can take advantage of free Math homework help from 3:30-4:30. This is a free service provided Monday-Thursday. These help sessions began September 8th and will go until May 1st, 2015. Two sessions will be offered; one at the high school and one at the middle school.
Last week Boyle County students attended the state TSA competition in Louisville.? Despite the amount of competition, our students placed very well. These students will be headed to TSA Nationals in June. Congrats to all TSA competitors!
Friday, February 28th the Tech Rebels competed in the 2014 Technology Student Association Regional Technology Challenge on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. 25 schools from several Kentucky districts were in attendance for this year's regional event. Districts participating were Boyle, Fayette, Franklin, Campbell, Mason, Meade, Owen, George Rogers Clark, Henry, Bardstown, Rockcastle, Laurel, Glasgow, Spencer, and Madison.
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.
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
The BCHS course description book is now available for the 2014-15 school year!
In this course description book you will find Dual Credit opportunities through WKU, CU, EKU, MSU and BCTC….over 60 college credit hours available to choose from! College dual credit courses, coupled with 16 AP courses, makes BCHS the only high school in Central Kentucky to offer such a wide variety of rigor.
These are for our students, taught by our teachers and all in our building!”
It can be found here: BCHS Course Description Book