District News

PCHS Students Selected for Governor’s Scholars Program

PCHS students Seth Longworth, Madison Sydnor, Holley Hart, Rebecca Ammerman, and Andrew Hicks received notice of their acceptance into the Governor’s Scholars Program in late April.

GSP not only serves as an incredible experience for Kentucky students, but also aids them in paying for higher education. The program was originally established to encourage students to stay in Kentucky for college by providing them with the opportunity for significant scholarships. Though the requirements vary by institution, most universities will award Governor’s Scholars with the cost of tuition.

Each of PCHS’s scholars will stay at one of three campuses: Morehead State University, Murray State University, and Northern Kentucky University. The students will be notified of their campus assignment in late May. They will then spend five weeks interacting with the “best and brightest” students from all around the Commonwealth.

Congratulations to all of these students!

2016 Wall of Fame Inductee -- Mr. Steve Thomas

In 1993 Pendleton County Schools inducted our first Wall of Fame candidates.  Since that time it has become part of the graduation ceremony to introduce the new recipients each year.  The criteria for this award is to have been a graduate of one of the Pendleton County High Schools and have gone above and beyond in their career to show service to their community or fellow man.  This year’s recipient goes above and beyond our criteria. 

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Special Board Meeting--May 24, 2015

The Pendleton County Board of Education will hold a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the District Training Room at Sharp Middle School. This will replace the normally scheduled meeting that was to be held on May 19 which had to be cancelled due to Class Night at PHS.  Click here for agenda.

Shannon Carey Receives Student Leadership Award

Miss Shannon Carey, senior at PHS, was presented the Student Leadership Award at the Excellence in Education Awards Dinner Thursday evening, April 28, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.  This award is presented  to a high school senior for exhibiting exemplary characteristics in leadership.


Congratulations to Shannon on receiving this award!

Mrs. Donna Pollard Presented with the Golden Apple Award

Mrs. Donna Pollard, teacher at SES, was recognized as being a Golden Apple recipient at the Excellence in Education Awards Dinner Thursday evening, April 28, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. 

The prestigious Golden Apple Awards are presented to exemplary teachers who have had a significant impact on their students’ education and personal development.  Golden Apple teachers use a variety of resources and methods to engage students in learning. They are committed to continuous professional growth, and they have a profound effect on the lives of the children and youth they teach.

Congratulations to Mrs. Pollard!

Board of Education To Meet April 21

The Pendleton County Board of Education will meet Thursday, April 21, at 7:00 pm in the District Training Room (2nd Floor) at Sharp Middle School.  Click here for the regular April meeting agenda.

NES Relay Recess Program

NES held its Relay Recess Program at Northern this week. The students were able to do special things to raise money for Relay For Life. The students raised $506.05 for cancer research. Way to go NES!

FBLA Heading to State Competition!




Good luck to the following FBLA members as they compete next week at the State Competition.

  • Parliamentary Procedure Team: Nancy Shoemaker, Morgan Sydnor, Grace Beebe, Emilee Feltner, Madison Wirth (Placed 1st place at regionals)

  • Public Speaking: Hailey Wiggins (Placed 1st at regionals)

  • Future Business Leader: MacKenzie Moore (placed 2nd at regionals)

  • Accounting: Madison Sydnor (Placed 3rd at regionals)

  • Local Chapter Scrapbook: Madison Sydnor and Madison Harlow (Placed 3rd at regionals)

  • Agribusiness: Krystal Fields (Placed 4th at regionals)

Allison Lenox was elected as Region 4 President and will also serve on the State Executive Council.

Employees of the Year Nominations Now Being Accepted

We can all think of someone while we were in school that made a difference to us.  Most of us might remember a particular teacher or instructional assistant that helped us learn.  To some it might have been the lunch lady that gave an extra scoop of cheesy macaroni, or that bus driver that waited the extra second as we were running out the door late, or the custodian that helped us unlock a jammed locker.  Maybe some remember a principal or district administrator that encouraged us on a test or at an event.  Regardless of who it was, we want to honor them for what they have done for our children and our schools. 

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PHS Senior End of Year Dates

Senior Awards Night will be on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the high school auditorium.  Baccalaureate services will be on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Class Night will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.  Commencement will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Makayla Bishop Signs with Ky Christian University

Congratulations to Makayla Bishop and family for her committing to Kentucky Christian University and continuing her basketball career. With 15 national championships under Coach Ron Arnett, Makayla will be joining a great program.

Link to Video About Archery Tournament

Click here to watch news clip showing some of our PC kids at archery tournament.

Huffman Wins Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest

Justin Huffman was NES and Pendleton County’s winner of the AARP/Kentucky Retired Teachers Association Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest.   This contest is only for 5th grade students in the state of Kentucky and sponsored by AARP and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.  He was recognized at the PC Retired Teacher’s Luncheon last month.

Rotary Sponsoring “Linda’s Legacy” for PHS Juniors and Seniors

Linda’s Legacy” was started by the Falmouth Rotary Club in the fall of 2015 to leave a lasting tribute to Linda Thornton. Linda Sue Morris Thornton passed away on June 30, 2015 at River Valley Nursing Home. Linda was a retired educator, realtor and Falmouth Rotarian.  Linda was a strong advocate for education, and even though retired, she spent much of her time volunteering with the schools and other educational programs. She worked tirelessly to assist those who wanted to go to college and she pursued ways to make that dream a reality.

“Linda’s Legacy” is a Rotary scholarship which is awarded every year to current Juniors and Seniors at Pendleton County High School. Currently, PHS has dual credit college classes offered by Gateway Community College and Northern Kentucky University. This scholarship allows for students to apply for financial assistance to take these college classes offered at PHS.

The Falmouth Rotary is happy to announce the first winners of the scholarship. Avery Booth and Cheyenne Meadows are the first recipients of this scholarship. 

On Feb. 18, members of the Falmouth Rotary gathered for a picture. All present knew that Linda would be very pleased with this tribute to our local PHS students in her honor.


Sharp Wins at Academic Team Regionals and Headed to State!!

Sharp Middle School Academic Team Regional results (those who move to State):

Aaron Thomas—3rd place Math

Allie Redden—3rd place A & H

FPS—1st place Region

Quick Recall—2nd place Region


2nd Place OVERALL in Region!

Great job, SMS Academic Team!

Superintendent's Message

-Dr. R. Anthony Strong, Ed.D
Dear Pendleton Community, As the 2015-16 school year closes, I want to express my appreciation for the commitment of our students and staff in making our mission “To meet the unique needs of our students through a culture of expectation, eng...
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