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Senior Awards Night will be on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the high school gymnasium. 


Baccalaureate services will be on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.


Class Night will be held Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. 


Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium

Title IX Survery


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All Evening Activities after 6 pm Cancelled Tonight

All Evening Activities after 6 pm Cancelled Tonight, Feb 6  Also, there will be no 21st Century Program this afternoon.

No School on Monday, Feb 5

There will be no school on Feb 5.

School Closed Jan 17

Schools in Pendleton County will be closed Wednesday January 17, 2018. 

Magic Show Has Been Canceled

The Lions Club Magic Show that was supposed to be held at PHS tomorrow night has been canceled.

No School Feb 2

There will be no school on Friday, Feb 2

All games, practices, and school activities have been canceled

All games, practices, and school activities have been canceled for this evening.

2 Hr Delay on Jan 9

Schools in Pendleton County will be on a 2 hour delay for January 9, 2018.   No preschool AM or PM on days that there are delays.   

Great Article About One of Our Students Allen

From the Herald Leader....


Alice in Wonderland play

Pendleton County High School Drama is presenting one public performance of their traveling interactive children’s production of Alice in Wonderland on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 in the Pendleton County High School Cafeteria. Ticket prices are $3.00 for anyone over 12 and anyone 12 and under are free although donations will be accepted. Since this is a children’s production, the high school students are taking this show for free to Northern Elementary, Southern Elementary, Sharp Middle School, and will perform for the Children’s Hour at the Pendleton County Library. They will be speaking with students at each production on what is involved in creating a show from costumes, scenery, props, make-up, accents, and illustrating differences between a traveling show and a traditional stage production. The younger students will hear about turning a book into a stage production and how they are similar and different. The drama students would love for you to come and see this story of Alice as she travels through her wonderland.

NKY Parent Leadership Basecamp 101 Flyer

Click here for flyer

Saturday, November 4, 2017

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Citi, 4600 Houston Road, Florence

Space is limited, so register soon!  


Gatton Academy Informational Session Gatton Academy
The Gatton Academy is hosting a Northern Kentucky Regional Information Session at Conner High School Auditorium on Wednesday, October 18 from 6:30 to 8:00.  We welcome all freshmen and sophomores (and their families) with interests in the STEM fields from the surrounding counties to come hear about the infinite opportunities that are available at The Gatton Academy. Middle School students who are interested are also welcome to attend. For more information about the event, please see the attached flyer.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Zack Ryle at zack.ryle@wku.edu.

IMPORTANT CHANGE to Solar Eclipse Announcement

In preparation for Monday’s eclipse staff at the schools were reviewing the safety labels on the glasses purchased.  It was determined that while all glasses had the necessary labels, it was found that some had not been purchased from vendors that were listed on the NASA approved list.  After discussions with district and school administration, it was determined that we were not comfortable in being able to ensure the safety and well-being of all students throughout the day, particularly the afternoon dismissal and transportation time home. 


Therefore school will be canceled for Monday August 21, 2017.  This day will be added to the end of the year as a make-up day.  I apologize for the late notice but the safety of our students is of the utmost importance. 


R. Anthony Strong, Ed.D


Important Information--Solar Eclipse eclipse

On August 21, 2017 we will experience a total solar eclipse, an event that hasn’t occurred over the U.S. mainland since 1979.  A total solar eclipse, which is when the moon completely covers the sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide swath of the country.  While Pendleton County is not located in this area, we will still be able to view the partial solar eclipse. 

This event will be an extraordinary educational opportunity for our students.  Some of our schools will have special events and activities related to the eclipse, and more information will be sent home from the respective schools. 

While this event is extremely exciting for our students, we must also acknowledge the importance of proper eye safety.  The eclipse must be viewed only through proper eclipse glasses.  All schools will provide students with proper viewing glasses that have been approved.

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Summer Hours at the Schools and District Office

Starting Tuesday, May 30 thru July 28 summer hours in the schools and district office will be observed.  Office hours are 8:00-3:30 during this time. Schools will be closed June 25 - July 7, however, central office will be open during this time except for July 3 and 4.

MSU "Go for Launch!" Summer Program Go For Launch

Go For Launch! is a 4-day residential camp, from July 24-28, that uses space exploration as a platform to launch student involvement in STEM, STEAM, teamwork, communication and leadership. Go for Launch! is open to male or female students who are entering 8th, 9th or 10th grade. This year’s camp will feature sessions with astronaut Don Thomas.  Student teams will work together on collaborative activities over the four days to define and design their own space experiment and present their ideas to a panel of judges from the Space and STEM fields. Cost: $250. Register By: June 30th. For more information or to register please visit:  http://www.moreheadstate.edu/Academics/Craft-Academy/Go-For-Launch

NKU CINSAM Summer Camps Cinsam

CINSAM hosts a variety of camps each summer for students from 3rd - 12th grade! Their summer camps are hosted by NKU faculty and staff on topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Registration for the 2017 Summer Camp series is now open!  Click here for more information. 

Vote for Appeals Committee Members

It is time to elect our certified representatives for the Certified Evaluation Appeals Panel.  The two candidates receiving the largest vote totals will be named to the primary panel and the candidates receiving the third and fourth largest vote totals will serve on the panel whenever the primary panel members are unable to participate.  Those certified employees elected will serve a two year term.  Please choose two representatives to serve on the District Appeals Committee to represent Pendleton County.

Click HERE

Help in our Search for a New HS Principal

The Pendleton County High School SBDM would like your input in determining the characteristics desired in our next principal. As stakeholders in the education of the students, we hope to identify those qualities that will best meet the needs of our school and the students. Please take a few minutes to rank the qualities you, as a stakeholder, would like to see in the principal of Pendleton County High School.  

Click here to continue.          

SMS McTeacher's Night McTeacher's Night

Please join the staff of Phillip Sharp Middle School for “McTeacher’s Night” on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017, anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the McDonald’s located at 1131 Ridgeway Ave, Falmouth, KY.  You and your family will have the chance to see many Sharp Middle School staff members working with McDonald’s employees in service of our SMS community.  You’ll be able to contribute to SMS by purchasing happy meals, value meals, and/or entrée salads as a percentage of the money earned from those items sold between 5:00-7:00 p.m. will go to Sharp Middle School.

Pendleton County Schools Will be Closed Due to Illness March 23 and 24

Due to illness of students and staff, Pendleton County Schools will be closed March 23 and 24. Spring Break starts March 27-March 31. Students return April 3rd.

Check out our Surplus! PCS Public Surplus

Check out our Surplus!!

You've heard the cliche', "One man's trash is another man's treasure?" Now's your chance to check out two of our surplus items!  Click here to see what we currently have posted! 

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8th Grade Visit to PCHS! Middle to High Transition

Sharp MS 8th Graders will be visiting PCHS this Friday, March 17th from 8-12.  Students will get the opportunity to tour the school, meet current students and faculty, and experience additional transition & team building events.This event is sponsored by the PCHS NKYA Club.

MSU Craft Academy Visit Days MSU Craft Academy

Morehead State University's Craft Academy has scheduled two new Visit Days during the spring semester: April 29, July 29. Craft Academy Visit Days are for students, sophomore level and below, who are interested in Craft to visit Morehead State University’s beautiful campus, see a Craft Academy presentation, meet Craft staff and current Craft students, take a tour of campus and Grote-Thompson Hall (where Craft students live) and end the visit with a Star Theater show at the Space Science Center! For more details and to register, visit our website www.moreheadstate.edu/craft-academy under Recruitment Events.

No School on March 15

Schools in Pendleton County will be closed on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.


Pendleton County High School Drama will be presenting DEATH BY DESSERT. Come join us for this delightful, comedic, entertaining mystery story, while enjoying a delectable meal of salad, Italian bread with dipping sauce, spaghetti, and cake prepared by the Family and Consumer Science classes.  Dates are March 15, 17, and 18, 2017. All shows start at 7:00 in the Farm Bureau Basement. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for children under 12 and can be purchased before productions from a cast member or Mrs. Jeans. Tickets are also sold at the door.

Please Vote




CLICK HERE TO VOTE ( voting does not begin until 3/6/17)

Suvey for new SMS Principal

Help us identify the qualities of the principal in our quest to hire the principal of Sharp Middle School.  Please click here.

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BOE to Hold Public Hearing

Pendleton County Schools will hold a Public Hearing Meeting on Wednesday, March 15, at 6 pm in the District Training Room at Sharp Middle School. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to propose a new District Facility Plan developed by the Pendleton County School’s Local Planning Committee.  The public is invited to attend.

BOE to Hold Board Meeting

The Pendleton County Board of Ed will hold its May Meeting on Tuesday, May 30, at 6 pm.  The meeting will be located in the District Training Room at Sharp Middle School.  Click  here to view the agenda for the regular meeting.

Health & Wellness Public Hearing to be held on January 26

There will be a Health & Wellness Public Hearing held prior to the January Boad Meeting on January 26 at 6 pm at Sharp Middle School in the District Training Room. 

School Canceled on Friday, Jan 6

Schools in Pendleton County will be closed on Friday January 6th.

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Board of Ed Meeting Canceled for 1/5/17

Due to the inclement weather, the board of education meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled.  Once a makeup date has been scheduled it will be announced and posted here.

All Events/Activities Canceled for 1/5/17

All events and activities for Pendleton County Schools have been canceled for today/tonight.  This includes the board meeting as well.

PC Schools Closed 1/5/17

Schools in Pendleton County will be closed January 5th.  Decisions about evening activities will be made  after noon today.

PCHS Announce 2017 Governor’s Scholar Nominees 2017 Governor's Scholar Nominees

PCHS Announce 2017 Governor’s Scholar Nominees:  Amelia Franxman, Kathryn Justus, Kitrina Justus, Luke Nordheim, Logan Pennington, and Drake Pierce.

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Preschool Screenings

Pendleton County High School Drama is presenting PHANTOM OF THE OPERA phantom

Pendleton County High School Drama is presenting PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on November 10, 11, and 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux, our version focuses on the character of Christine Daae who is trained by her “Angel of Music”. Later Christine finds out that he is no angel but the notorious Opera Ghost, an evil, powerful person who has terrorized the opera house for years. Christine however learns his story and becomes his only friend until the tragic ending. We invite you to join us at the High School auditorium for this fantastic production. Ticket prices are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for students, with 11 and under free.

Invitation for Bid for Copier Fleet

Pendleton County Schools will be posting an Invitation for Bid on a new Copier Fleet from November 1st- November 18th for up to 18 networked copiers in the district.

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Special Board Meeting Cancelled

The Special Board Meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.

October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month and Kentucky Safe Schools Week--October 16-22 Be the HERO: STOP the Bullying!

October is Bullying Prevention Month. Kentucky Center for School Safety proudly announces the theme for Kentucky Safe Schools Week (Oct 16-22).


This year's  theme is  “Be the HERO; STOP the Bullying!” which focuses on everyday heroes, their roles in our lives and how each one of us need to step up and "Be the HERO" when the opportunities arise both in school and in life. 


Check out the webpage... www.kycss.org/ssw.php  

Take the Online Pledge... www.kycss.org/heropledge.php


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Wool Festival Ewe Doo Blocks - Project Grad Fundraiser Ewe Doo
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Parent Involvement Policy


 Parents are invited to a meeting in the upstairs training room at Sharp Middle School on Thursday, September 8th at 6:30 pm to review and provide feedback to the district’s current parent involvement policy. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laura Pugh at 859-654-6911 or laura.pugh@pendleton.kyschools.us 

Parent Involvement Policy and Parent Compact Meeting

On Wednesday, August 10th at 4:00 Pendleton County High School will be meeting in the school site based room to review our Parent Involvement Policy and Parent Compact.  We would like to invite student families to join us and provide feedback to these documents so that we can continue to grow in providing the best educational experience possible for our students.  When students, families, teachers and administrators work together our kids will benefit. 

Parent Involvement Policy

Parent School Learning Compact

Special Board Meeting--April 12, 2017

The Pendleton County Board of Education will hold a Special Board Meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the Media Center at Pendleton County High School.    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!

NKCAC Scholarship

Northern Kentucky Community Action is offering Scholarships to recognize students who have overcome challenges to pursue a higher education dream.  These scholarships are available to those qualifying students enrolled in an accredited institution offering certifications and/or degrees.  Monies can be used toward tuition and fees, books, or required school supplies. To find out more please contact our local Northern Kentucky Community Action Neighborhood Center located at 311 Park St., Falmouth, KY at 859-654-4054.  Applications are accepted until the funding runs out so please call todayhttp://www.nkcac.org 

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Construction Technology Open House at BCTC

Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) is hosting an Open House for the Construction Technology program on Wednesday, May 11 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Leestown campus (Building B) in Lexington. There will be a representative doing a demonstration on the total station equipment, which uses GPS satellites to survey and mark out a building. Professionals from business and industry will also be in attendance. No registration is required and refreshments will be provided! Parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend with their student. Attendees can arrive and leave as they please; they do not need to attend the entire length of the program. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the Construction Technology program. If you have additional questions about the event, please contact Claude Gross via email at claude.gross@kctcs.edu.

Journalism in the Digital Age Summer Workshop at NKU

The NKU Journalism in the Digital Age Workshop introduces high school students to the world of digital journalism. It offers a week (June 20-24 from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm) of hands on media and news gathering instruction, led by NKU faculty, students and media professionals. Topics range from interviewing and video editing to newswriting, photography, journalism, ethics and law, and digital media. Your registration fee of just $100 includes a full week of hands-on instruction, use of the state-of-the-art technology in NKU’s College of Informatics and lunch throughout the week. We accept reservations on a first-come, first-served basis, but enrollment is limited. Register now to ensure your spot in this unique program.

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NKASSP $500 Scholarship for the Class of 2016

The Northern Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals (NKASSP) will be awarding two $500 scholarships to two 2016 high school graduates.  The scholarship money can be used for any post-secondary path including college, trade school or the armed forces. High School Seniors who wish to apply must answer the following question: Please explain why you should be awarded the NKASSP Scholarship.  All answers should be typed, and should be contained to one 8.5 x 11 inch standard piece of paper. At the close of your essay, please type your name, your high school and your cell phone number. All entries should be emailed to Ms. Estenfelder, Principal of Walton-Verona High School at joanne.estenfelder@wv.kyschools.us by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 15th.

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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.

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PHS Senior End of Year Dates graduation





May 7, 2017


7:00 pm

PHS Baccalaureate

May 8, 2017


7:00 pm

Scholarship Night

May 11, 2017


7:00 pm

PHS Class Night

May 17, 2017


7:00 pm

PHS Graduation

Summer Engineering Camps at University of Dayton

See the world in a whole new light with engineering!  Be a part of the innovation by attending one of two summer camps at University of Dayton School of Engineering.  CoEd Summer Honors Engineering Camps June 5-10 or June 26-July1 & Women in Engineering Summer Camp July 10-15.  You'll learn from professional engineers and experience the teamwork, imagination and talent they use every day to bring visions for change to life!

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$1,000 Scholarship Opportunity for Cinderella's Closet Participants

Any senior girl which attended the 2016 Cinderella's Closet is eligible to apply for the Lydia Sheerer Memorial Scholarship.   Three, $1,000 scholarships will be given to 2016 princesses.  The 2016 scholarship application is available in the PHS Counseling Office.  Applications are due to the PHS Counseling Office by Wednesday, April 20th.

ACT Prep Class at Maysville Community & Technical College

MCTC ACT Prep Class w/ MCTC Faculty will be held on March 28- 30 from 6 - 8:00 pm. Fee: $49 book included. Come join the MCTC aculty before you take your ACT examination and learn specific strategies that lend themselves well to sections of the ACT college entrance exam.  Learn these strategies in Math, English, and Test Taking Tips to improve your ACT score.  You will practice answering sample ACT questions during the class. These sessions are appropriate for students taking the ACT test on April 9 and June 11, 2016. Location: Maysville Campus, Rm T115. Call MCTC at 606-759-7141 Ext. 66120 to Register Today!

Scholarship Opportunity for CTE Students

The Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) is proud to support the Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program, offering 510 scholarships up to $2,500 each to students pursuing a career or technical certificate/degree at a community college. The scholarships are made possible through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Walter Scott, Jr., former chairman of the Horatio Alger Association and current president of the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund. The application is open March 15-June 1.  

Kids Chance of KY $3,000 Renewable Scholarship

The mission of Kids’ Chance of Kentucky, Inc. is to provide educational scholarships to the children of Kentucky workers who have been seriously, catastrophically or fatally injured in work related accidents. WHO CAN APPLY? To qualify, the scholarship recipient must be the child of a worker who has been seriously, catastrophically or fatally injured in a work related accident.  Award varies from $2,500-3,000 per year and is renewable for up to 5 years.  To apply click HERE.  Deadline to apply:  April 15th. 

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Miami University Summer Scholars Program

Miami University's Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically-talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program on Miami’s campus exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member. Session I: July 3 – July 15, 2016.  Session II: July 17 – July 29, 2016Participants who later choose to apply to Miami will also receive priority consideration for Miami merit scholarships and the University’s premier academic programs — the University Honors Program and the University Academic Scholars Program. All application materials must be received by May 1, 2016.

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Tonight's Boys Basketball Game is Rescheduled for Saturday

Due to the weather conditions, both here and at Montgomery County, the Wildcat game originally scheduled for tonight at Montgomery County has been rescheduled for Saturday at 2:45 pm.

Final Senior Slate Newsletter

Attention Seniors!  The Counseling Office has published the final Senior Slate of the year.  Copies are available from your English IV teacher and online via the Counseling Department webpage.  The Slate includes planning "Things to Do Now", Local Scholarship Information and dates, Senior Mock Interview dates, Upcoming College Events & Summer Programs, and 35 additional scholarships!

NKU to host ACT Prep Course

Northern Kentucky University’s Community Connections has an ACT Preparation Course coming up on Saturdays, February 27-April 2, 2016 held at NKU in Landrum Academic Center 105. This preparation course is for repeat or first time test takers.  The course covers all sections of the ACT and is taught by two content specialists.  Sessions will occur from 9-11 a.m. with a cost of $255 (includes materials & text).  Register for the course at https://nku.eventsair.com/CEPortal/cc/home (use the search feature on the left of the screen to find ACT Preparation).

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All Games and Practices Cancelled For Jan 20

No games or practices today

No school, Friday, Jan 22

There will be no school in Pendleton County on Friday, Jan 22.  Decisions about weekend activities will not be made until after noon on Friday.

MSU Craft Academy Open House


On Saturday, January 23 Craft Academy and Morehead State University will be hosting an Open House Event. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC). Students can pre-register on our website www.moreheadstate.edu/craft-academy under Recruitment Events. MSU invites sophomore students who are applying for Fall 2016 as well as interested 7th, 8th, and 9th graders to join us.

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Sports Games Cancellations/Postponed 1/12/16

Ladycat basketball game vs Scott High has been canceled.

Wildcat Basketball game at Fleming County has been postponed.

Sharp MS games vs Tichenor for today are canceled.

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Field Trip Planned to Campbell County Area Technology Center

Students who are interested in attending Vocational School in 2016-17 are invited to attend a FREE field trip on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 to the Campbell County Area Technology Center to tour the campus to learn about all of the programs offered and view the facility first hand. This trip is in preparation for student course selection and registration for the 2016-2017 academic year. Programs offered at the ATC include: AutoBody Repair, Automotive Technology, Carpentry, Electrical Technology, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Masonry, and Welding.  Permissions forms are available thru English teachers or the Counseling Office.  Forms are due to the Counseling Office by Wednesday, January 20th.

KET to host College Financial Aid Live Call-In for Parents

College should be a time of growth and discovery, but for many it can also be a source of stress as students and parents try to find a way to pay for it. Fortunately, financial aid assistance is available. KET’s “College Financial Aid Call-In 2016,” a one-hour, live special edition of "Education Matters" offers help in navigating the all-important college financial aid application process. The program, hosted by Bill Goodman, airs Monday, Jan. 11, at 9/8 pm on KET and will also stream live online at KET.org/live. Viewers can also submit questions to @EducationKET on Twitter and on KET’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KET prior to the program for possible inclusion on the program.

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2016-2017 Scheduling to Begin Soon

Students will begin reviweing course selection options for the 2016-2017 school year.  Next week we will be holding a “mini elective fair” in the lobby during lunch.  Each department will showcase their courses & programs for next year.   This is a great opportunity for students to learn about courses available in the CORE, Career & Technical Programs, and Fine Arts. 

PCHS Celebrates a Successful College Application Week

PCHS held “College Application Week” for Seniors this past November.  During this time students were provided on-site assistance to complete admission applications and conduct college awareness and access activities. The 2016 graduating class consists of 188 seniors.   Over 70% of seniors submitted at least one college application during this year’s application week!  There were 168 college applications submitted before the event, 271 submitted during the event for a total of 439 application submissions!  Seniors submitted 342 applications to traditional 2 or 4 year schools and 97 applications to non-traditional/technical schools.

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Gateway Open House for GRA & Dual Credit Students

Gateway Community & Technical College is hosting an Open House for any current or prospective GRA/dual credit students next Tuesday December 8th at the Edgewood Campus. Faculty from the technical and general education (transfer) programs will be there to talk with students about their programs.  This is a chance for students to talk with faculty, get set for their freshman year (if they are seniors), enroll for their spring classes and get answers about how their classes can transfer to other schools. This is for any prospective and current students as well as parents.

FAFSA Consultation Appointments for Seniors

On Friday, December 11th PHS is hosting individual consultation meetings for Senior parents to assist with the financial aid process for attending college.  Students wishing to receive federal or state financial assistance are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.  The information from the FAFSA determines whether a student qualifies for aide in the form of federal and state grants, work-studies, and federal student loans.  These meetings will be facilitated by Bob McDermott, our KHEAA Outreach Counselor, and are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.  Appointments are scheduled in 30 minute increments from 8:00-2:30.  Contact the Counseling Office to schedule your appointment at 654-3355 extension 3.

PHS Seeking Volunteers for Operation Preparation

This year Pendleton County High School will hold Operation Preparation on December 10-11 from 8:00-3:00, as a culminating event to our sophomore “Know How to Go” Schedule of activities throughout the month of November.


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PC Athletics MEET the TEAM

The PCHS Athletics Winter Sports teams invite PCCatNation to Meet the Team on Monday, November 23rd starting at 7:00.


The CheerCats, Wildcat Basketball, Ladycat Basketball, PC Bowling and PCHS Archery teams will be in performance.


PC Athletics will be taken TOY donations for the PC Family Resource Center Christmas Toy Drive in lieu of an admission.  Toys should be for boys and girls age 12 and under.


Great opportunity for the Pendleton County community to show their support for the student/athletes, ask questions about the programs and see the teams in action.


Community-Wide Veterans Day Celebration - November 13 Flag

Everyone is invited to the Community-Wide Veterans Day Celebration on Sunday afternoon, November 13, at 2:00 p.m. in the Sharp Middle School Gymnasium.  The program will recognize our Veterans as well as showcase the talents of the Pendleton County students.  This celebration is being planned cooperatively with Pendleton County Schools, American Legion Post 109, VFW Post 1978, Veterans Support Group and the Disabled American Veterans.  A reception will precede the program at 1:30 p.m. in the  cafeteria for all veterans and their spouses/guests.


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PHS Presents "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Pendleton County High School Drama presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow adapted from Washington Irving.  Shows are October 22, 23, and 24, 2015 at 7:00 in the PCHS auditorium. Adult tickets are $5.00 and Students are $3.00. Click "Read More" for picture and more information.

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KY Safe School Online Pledge

KY Safe School Pledge:  Click on link below to take the online pledge.



PCHS Cheerleaders Getting the Spirit

PCHS Cheerleaders are selling Pendleton County Spirit Fan Wear through an organization called Fan Cloth to raise money.  Support our cheerleaders and get the Wildcat spirit!  Click "Read More" to view the Spirit items and ordering information.

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ATTENTION PCS Certified Staff: Appeals Committee Survey

ATTENTION CERTIFIED EMPLOYEES:  An online survey opens today for all certified to vote for two (2) candidates to serve on the Appeals Committee Panel for our district.  This survey will be opened Friday (Oct 2).  Each certified employee will need a PIN number to complete the survey. 


Click here to take the Appeals Committee Survey.


Questions?  E-mail Laura.pugh@pendleton.kyschools.us. 

38th District Soccer Tourney Brackets

Click here to access the Boys & Girls District Soccer Tournament schedule.

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NaviGo College Prep Night

Thomas More College Presents - NaviGo College Prep Night on Thursday Oct. 1, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Thomas More College Campus.  Learn about college sports, locating scholarships and improving your ACT Score. Optional campus tour of Thomas More College immediately after the program. REGISTER TODAY AT: thomasmore.edu/collegeprep First 25 registered will be entered into a drawing to receive FREE NaviGo passport sessions! For more information contact: navigoprep@gmail.com or Stephanie Layton at 859.905.783



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Pre-school Screenings - September 25

Pre-school Screenings will be held at Southern on September 25th for children from both Northern and Southern areas.  These will begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Sophomore Youth Leadership Program

Applications are now available for the PC Sophomore Youth Leadership Program.  This program has been established as a means of educating youth about what it means to be a good leader and civically engaged in their community.  The program offers youth the opportunity to meet with professionals from many different career paths to understand what they do, how they came to their profession and how they view leadership from their perspective.  Program runs September-September.  Approximately 10-12 youth will be selected to participate in the program.  To join the program students must complete an application with questionnaire and provide teacher references.  Click here to access the applicationApplications are due September 11th.

SpecTECHular Professional Learning Academy 3

It's time to register for the third annual SpecTECHular Professional Learning Academy!


Registration is now closed.

To see the description of each session, please click here.

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Betty Mains Memorial Scholarship Now Available

The Betty Mains Memorial Scholarship is now available for application.  This scholarship awards $200 per semester to a graduate of Pendleton County High School who is pursuing a degree at an accredited university or college and who will qualify as a college sophomore, junior or senior during the next school year.  Any Pendleton County High School graduate meeting the above criteria may stop by Pendleton County High School or Pendleton County Board of Education Building Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for an application or may access an electronic application on the Counseling Department web page through the PCHS Main website. Click HERE to access the electronic application.  Applications are to be returned to the Pendleton County High School Counseling Office by Friday, July 24 


PCHS Senior Scholarship & Awards Night

Senior Scholarship & Awards Night was held Thursday, May 28, in the high school auditorium.  Local scholarships and awards were presented to deserving seniors.  Colleges will make their scholarship presentations at Class Night on June 2.   Click here for a list of local scholarships and 2015 recipients.

Seniors Walk the Walk!

The Class of 2015 have been excellent role models for the younger students of the school district.  To put more emphasis on that statement,  the Class of 2015 --in cap and gown-- walked the halls of Southern Elementary, Northern Elementary, and Sharp Middle School on Monday, June 1.  The "Senior Walk" not only shared with the younger students the importance of getting College and Career Ready, but allowed the grads to share their success and gave their former teachers a proud moment of accomplishment.  This was the first year for the Senior Walk but hopefully an annual tradition has been started  at PHS.  Congratulations Class of 2015! 

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Mark A. Ross Memorial Scholarship


Mark Andrew Ross was a 1983 graduate of Pendleton County Memorial High School and a member of the Pendleton County Board of Education. Mark was very devoted to the community, school district, and ensuring every child in the district receive the best education possible. He passed away suddenly on April 11, 2015.

A $10,000 scholarship to a graduating senior of Pendleton County Memorial High School, who has been accepted to a four-year college/university or technical/trade school, will be awarded in his memory. Any graduating senior regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, or sex is eligible to apply for this scholarship by meeting the criteria specified below and supplying the requested information listed on the application form. The scholarship recipient will be announced on Class Night, June 2nd. To access the application click here.  Completed applications should be returned to the PHS Counseling Office by Friday, May 29th at 3:00 PM.

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“Soar to New Heights” in STEM-H Summer Camp for Gifted and Talented Students

Eastern Kentucky University will host its eighth annual “Soar to New Heights” STEM-H summer day camp for gifted and talented students June 15-19.

The camp is open to gifted and talented students entering grades 6-9 this fall. This year’s camp features an expanded STEM-H (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health) focus that will appropriately challenge and motivate gifted and talented students.

The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at EKU’s New Science Building. Children will participate in one morning and one afternoon course taught by EKU STEM-H faculty and College of Education graduate students. This year’s registration fee of $145 includes course sessions and materials, two snacks daily, lunch in Powell Cafeteria, and a camp t-shirt. Extended registration deadline is May 28.

Additional information, including a downloadable registration form, is available on-line at stem-h.eku.edu. Or contact the EKU STEM-H Institute office: june.settle@eku.edu or 859-622-9252.

Job Opportunity with BOGE Rubber & Plastics

BOGE Rubber & Plastics stands for excellence in vibration control technology and lightweight components for the automotive industry. BOGE Rubber & Plastics is a global company with 10 locations in 6 countries with over 4,000 team members.  The Hebron, KY plant has 210 employees manufacturing rubber & metal bushings, plastic automotive parts and engine mount assembly. Immediate Openings for: Press Operators 2nd and 3rd Shift – Rubber & Metal 2nd Shift =  2pm – 10pm & 3rd Shift =  10pm – 6am.  Work Schedule – Full Time; Mon – Fri schedule; 40 hrs. a week (This is not temporary or summer work. Starting Pay - $13.30/hr plus .35/hr shift differential for 2nd & 3rd shift.If interested, please email your resume and questions to  hr.careers@boge-rubber-plastics.com

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NaviGo College & Career Prep

NaviGo College & Career Prep Services offers assistance to middle and high school students in paving their way to a successful and rewarding career.  Assistance is also available for academic assistance, test preparation, information about financial aid, and guidance when mining for college scholarships and grants.  To learn more about this program contact Stephanie Layton 859-905-7830 or stephanie@navigoprep.com

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ALBAT Joint Apprenticeship Training Opportunity

The American Line Builders Apprenticeship and Training Committee (ALBAT) accpets application for their apprentice program including:  outside lineman, substation technician, cable splicer technician, traffic signal technician, underground residential distribution technician, and transmission technician.  Interested persons may obtain an application online at www.albat.org

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FedEx Ground Jobs Now Available to 2015 Graduates

FedEx Ground Northern KY market is looking to hire graduating seniors as a Part-Time Package Handler.  Employees are eligible for range of benefits including: Tuition assistance, Participation in the ConSern Education Loan Program, Career advancement, Three (3) pay increases within the fir six month of employment.  $11.50-12.50 starting pay.  Interested seniors should contact Farrah Carter 859-384-5829 or apply at www.watchasort.com

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Welding Career Information Session - June 4th

Cincinnati State is hosting an information session on June 4th at 5:00 PM for all interested in pursuing an Associates Degree in Welding.  The demand for welders in manufacturing, construction, automotive, and energy industries continues to grow.  Don't Wait!  Start you new Career Today!  Call 513-569-4135 or 513-569-4973 for more information.

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PC Youth Leadership Class of 2015 To Host Community Forum

Community members, students, and staff are invited to attend the seventh annual Pendleton County Community Forum to be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Falmouth School Center, 500 Chapel Street, Falmouth Kentucky 41040. A reception will start at 6:00 p.m. with Graeter’s ice cream, chocolate cake and coffee.  Discussion will start at 6:30 p.m.

This year, the forum is being hosted by the Pendleton County Youth Leadership Class of 2015 in collaboration with the Pendleton County Community Development Office.  Click "Read More" for complete story.


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Commissioner of Education Seeking Board Seat Applications

The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applications to be considered for appointment to the vacancy on the Pendleton County Board of Education. You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Pendleton County Board of Education representing Division #4. 

This vacancy is due to the passing of Mr. Mark Ross.  Our condolences to Mr. Ross' family.  His years of service to the Pendleton County Board of Education are a lasting testimonial to his personal commitment to the students of Pendleton County.

Click here to go to the Board of Education page for vacancy information and procedures.  This information, along with division boundaries, can be located by selecting the Board of Education tab.

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FBLA Members Head to Nationals!

The following students competed and won at FBLA Conference held in Louisville on April 20-22.  This qualifies them to attend National FBLA Conference to be held in Chicago in June.


HAILEY WIGGINS– Region 4 President

COURTNEY MOORE – 1st place Agribusiness

MOLLY BURGMEIR  &  TANNER DAUGHTERY – 1st place Mobile Application Development




Community-Wide Relay for Life May 16, 2015

Mark your calendars!  Saturday, May 16th from 2:00 pm-Midnight at the Pendleton County Fairgrounds.  It's our community first-ever Relay for Life DAY event!   There will be jump houses, food, fun laps, line dancing, survivor recognition and more! 

So many people in our little community have been touched with cancer.  This is a great community-wide event!  For more information, contact Alex Carson at 859-394-3360.

NKU Sophomore Showcase - April 22

NKU is hosting an on campus program for sophomores and parents to assist in the college going & preparation process on Wednesday, April 22ndThe event will begin at 9:00 AM.  Lunch will be provided.  Space is limited.  To RSVP call the Welcome Center at 859-572-1400 or register online at www.visit.nku.edu

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Construction Apprenticeship School to Hold Open House April 22, 2015
The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky’s Enzweiler Apprenticeship Program will be holding an open house on April 22, 2015 from 6:30-8:00pm.  The program boasts a 98% job placement rate and a 76% job retention rate for three years upon enrollees’ graduation.  Classes are held in the evening for two evenings between September and April. Two year programs focus on Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Carpentry, Plumbing, Masonry, and Facilities, Maintenance and Remodeling.  A four year program is available in electric and a one year incumbent program is available in welding.


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Exploring College Options: Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, Stanford

Students & Parents are invited to an informational session on Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 PM at the Cincinnati Marriott to come learn about these institutions including up-to-date information about admission selection practices, financial aid opportunities and other issues related to selective college admissions.

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Murray State University Summer Art Workshop

Murray State Summer Art Workshop for high school students grades 9-12 will be held June 14-June 19.  Workshop fee is $375.  Fee includes tuition, room (double occupancy), board (3 meals/day), accident insurance and all instructional materials.  Housing will be in residence halls.  Classes include: digital animation, ceramics, art history, hand drawing & photo silkscreen, and digital photography.  For class descriptions, more information and to register:  http://www.murraystate.edu/saw or check out their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/msu.saw Registration Deadline:  May 22nd.

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Dr. Phillip Sharp to Visit Pendleton County

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Graduation Dates Set



Thursday, May 28 – Senior Awards Night 7:00 pm in the auditorium

Sunday, May 31 – Baccalaureate 7:00 pm in the auditorium

Tuesday, June 2 – Class Night 7:00 pm in the main gym

Friday, June 5 – Graduation 7:00 pm in the main gym


The Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference (SESPTC), comprised of fourteen member states including Kentucky has announced the 2015 Buster Bynum Education Scholarship.  This one-time $2,500 education scholarship is made available to one deserving public school student in each of the fourteen-member southeastern states.  The parent/guardian listed on application must have been an active employee in public school transportation during the past three years.  Student must have 3.0 GPA.  Application must be submitted to Mr. Joe Buerkley, Director of Student Support Services, on or before April 15th.  Application is available at: http://education.ky.gov/districts/trans/Pages/Scholarships.aspx

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KY Assoc of Pupil Transportation (KAPT) Scholarship

Kentucky Association of Pupil Transportation (KAPT) Education Scholarship Award Program will grant a $1000 education scholarship to four (4) students entering college for the 2015-16 school year. Applicants must be a Kentucky public school student who will attend a certified college, university or technical school in 2015-16. The student must have a parent/guardian actively employed in the Kentucky public school transportation field.   Additional information and application instructions can be found at http://www.thekapt.com/   Applications are due to Mr. Joe Buerkley no later than May 1, 2015.

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Cincinnati State Class of 2015 Registration & Orientation

Cincinnati State will host a registration event for graduating 2015 seniors on Friday, April 17th.  Connect is designed to allow students to register early for Fall 2015 classes, as well as hear more information about financial aid, student services, and take a tour of the College. This event is designed for students that have been admitted to Cincinnati State and are committed to attending in the Fall.  More information and registration can be found on our website, www.cincinnatistate.edu/connect.

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FFA Members to Compete at State Convention

Pendleton County FFA was well represented at the Northern KY regional FFA day. Thirty students competed and 20 of those will go on to compete at the state level in June. The following students are those who will compete at Rupp Arena in the KY FFA Association State Convention.


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PC FBLA Members Qualify for State

PC FBLA members traveled to NKU on March 10 to the Region IV FBLA Conference.  The following is a list of those who qualified to compete in April at the KY FBLA Conference in Louisville:


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KUNA Students Perform at UN Debate

The 2015 PCHS KUNA students performed well during the past 3 days of mock UN debate. Zach Rogers and Jacob Nordheim had their resolution for Panama pass and be endorsed by the Secretary General.  Our delegation was awarded Outstanding Placard (Country Sign) for artwork representing Guatemala created by Morgan Sydnor, Maya Lustenberg was named Outstanding Ambassador, and we received Delegation of Excellence honors.

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UK Health Education Summer Enrichment Program

The Summer Enrichment Program is a four-week health careers residential camp hosted by the University of Kentucky Area Health Education Center that allows students to ‘experience college before college.’ It is for high school students who are seriously considering a college major leading to a health profession. It provides an opportunity to learn about the variety of careers in health professions and to learn some of the requirements for majors leading to a health career. Academic course work is also part of the camp experience. Apply online at: https://medicine.mc.uky.edu/UKAHECCamp



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$20,000 Anthony Munoz Scholarship Fund Scholarship

The Anthony Muñoz Foundation, through The Scholarship Fund, is providing a $20,000 scholarship to seven seniors in the Tri-State area. Applications and additional information and requirements, like eligible colleges and universities are now available for our Scholarship Fund and can be found hereThe application deadline is April 30th.

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Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics Expo @ GCTC

Gateway Community & Technical College welcomes NKY high school students and parents to learn about careers in manufacturing and logistics.  Program will be on April 16th from 5-7:30 PM at the Boone Campus in Florence, KY.  Questions? Contact Michelle Flick at 859-815-7687 or michelle.flick@kctcs.edu

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Senior Slate Newsletter - Final Edition

The final edition of the Senior Slate is now available.  Hard copies will be provided to seniors through their English IV classes on Monday, March 9th.  Students may also access an electronic copy from the Counseling Department website.  Click here.

T J Benefit Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

The T  J Celebration and Benefit for Teresa and Jake has been postponed due to inclement weather. The TENTATIVE new date is Sunday, March 1 from 1-5.  Check out the T J Benefit Facebook Page for further updates.


Pendleton County Schools will be in session Tuesday, February 24th.  School will be on regular schedule and transportation will operate on "Weather Plan" until further notice.  Click here for the Weather Plan.

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PHS Principal Qualification Survey


The Pendleton County High School SBDM would like your input in determining the characteristics desired in our next principal. As stakeholders in the education of the students, we hope to identify those qualities that will best meet the needs of our school and the students. Please take a few minutes to rank the qualities below and then provide qualities you, as a stakeholder, would like to see in the principal of Pendleton County High School.

CLICK HERE to take survey


Pendleton County Schools will be closed on Thursday, February 5.


Schools in Pendleton County will be on a 2-hour delay on February 2nd. Please continue to check local media in case conditions change.


Pendleton County Schools will be on a two-hour delay Tuesday, January 27. 

KET Financial Aid Call In Event - January 26th

January is an important month for students applying for Federal and State aid to help pay for college.  Kentucky Educational Television (KET) will host a LIVE financial aid call-in show this Monday evening, January 26, at 9:00 PM EST.  Financial aid experts from Kentucky’s colleges and universities, and KHEAA, will be available to provide important information and field questions from viewers. More information is available at http://www.ket.org/educationmatters/.


Parent, Student, Educator, and Veteran OPEN HOUSE


Address: 3012 Kustom Drive, Hebron, KY 41048

When:  Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Time:   4:30 PM to 6:30 PM




To learn more click on the below link:


Harlem Wizards Game Postponed

With the weather forecast of potential refreezing, the PC All-Stars vs Harlem Wizards scheduled for Monday night, January 12, has been postponed until a spring date.


Relay For Life of Pendleton County will hold a Cats VS Cancer WHITE-OUT game as a community kick-off for the annual event on Friday, January 30, during the double-header games against Harrison County at Pendleton County High School. Your PCHS Ladycats and Wildcats, along with local Relay volunteers invite you to come out and show your support. The varsity Ladycats will tip-off at 6 p.m. with the Wildcats pegged to start at 7:30 p.m.  Click "Read More" for more details.

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ACT Scrimmage @ PCHS - January 17th

ATTENTION sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Get a jump start on College Readiness with a FREE!! ACT practice test.  Mr. Craig Smith will host the scrimmage here at the high school beginning at 9 a.m.  Plan to arrive at 8:45. The test will take about 3 and half hours, so students will need to plan for transportation. All a student needs to bring is their own pencil(s) and calculator(s), which can be checked out from the high school on the 16th. Students will receive their results the day of the scrimmage. Then on Saturday January 24 students can return to get feedback on misconceptions and strategies on taking the ACT. Sign-up with Mr. Smith or Mrs. Lea.

Senior College Day @ Lincoln College of Technology - Jan 16th

Are you a Senior interested in becoming a leader in the Automotice, Diesel, Computer Numeric Controls (CNC) or Electronics System Technology Industry?  If the answer is yes, then Lincoln College of Technology can meet your needs.  Seniors are invited to tour the campus on Friday, January 16th @ 10:30.  Students must RSVP to participate by January 15th.  Lunch will be provided.  RSVP with Chris Lee at 1-800-554-4465.

Cincinnati State Parent Student Night - January 29th from 6-8:30

Cincinnati State to host annual Parent Student Night - Thursday, January 29 from 6:00-8:30.  Students and parents are encouraged to attend this event if they are thinking about attending Cincinnati State.  This is a fantastic opportunity for students and their parents to get to know what Cincinnati State has to offer by visiting the campus.  Information about admissions, campus services, and financial aid will be presented.  Reservations are recommended but not required.  Students may register online at http://www.cincinnatistate.edu/futurestudent


After checking roads and weather conditions, Pendleton County Schools will now be closed on Wednesday, January 7. 

January 6 Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball Games Postponed

The January 6, 2015 Boys Varsity and Girls Varsity Basketball games at Robertson County have been postponed and rescheduled for Monday, February 2,  with Wildcats playing at 6:00 and Ladycats following at 7:30. 

Region 5 Bowling Schedule

Region 5 Bowling Tournament is set at Bellewood in Newport

Singles - January 26th

Teams - January 28th

Games begin for singles and girls' teams at 3:20 pm

Games begin for boys' teams at 5:00 pm

Admission $5.00 per adult and $3 per student.

Region 5 teams include Bishop Brossart, Campbell County, Dayton, Highlands, Newport, Newport Central Catholic, Simon Kenton, Scott, Pendleton County

Both Boys and Girls face Highlands in first round of Team competition on January 28th.

District to Honor Retiring School Board Members Dr. Bill Verax and Mr. Daryl Mullins

The community is cordially invited to an Appreciation Reception for retiring board members, Dr. Bill Verax and Mr. Daryl Mullins on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sharp Middle School Library. The reception will be held prior to their last board meeting.



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"Filing the FASFA" Assistance on Wednesday, January 14th

Seniors & Parents:  You must file the FASFA to find out if you qualify for federal or state need based aid.  From the information on the FASFA, each school you list will create a financial aid package for you.  Representatives will be available to help students and parents complete the FASFA from 4-7 PM in Lab 152.  Please bring 2014 tax information if 2015 taxes are not yet complete.  Filing early is key!  File as soon as possible after January 1, 2015.  The earlier you file, the better your chance of getting financial aid.

KHEAA Financial Aid Planning for Seniors on Friday, December 12

Seniors and their parents:  Schedule your appointment now to meet with Bob McDermott, KHEAA Regional Outreach Counselor, on Friday, December 12th.  Mr. McDermott will provide personal assistance with the financial aid process and next steps in preparation for filing the FASFA in January 2015.  Contact the Counseling Office to schedule.  Appointments are for approximately 20-30 minutes.

The Gatton Academy Information Session on Tuesday, December 2

 The Gatton Academy of Math & Science is the Commonwealth's first residential high school for students interested in pursuing advanced careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Students take all their coursework through Western KY University with regularly enrolled college students.  This academy empowers KY's exceptional young scientists and mathematicians to live and learn in an environment which offers advanced educational opportunities, preparing them for leadership roles.  Students apply during their sophomore year.

 There will be an informational meeting on December 2 from 6-8 PM at Florence Baptist on Mt. Zion Road specifically for students in the NKY region.  


School will be in session and on regular time.  Transportation will operate on the Weather Plan.  The Weather Plan is detailed in the story below or on the Tranportation page of this website.

Cross-Country Regional Tourney Schedule

Good Luck to our Cross-Country Members participating in regionals on Saturday!

Ladycat seniors, Alexis Tolbert and Kylie Figgins, as well as junior Xanthia Jensen will lead the Ladycats team on Saturday.  Joining them will be number 1 and 2 runners this season, Anna Baxter and Shelby Schaefer.  Amelia Franxman and Brooklyn McKinney will round out the 7-person competing team.

Wildcat seniors will load up the first six spots.  Montgomery Franxman and Walker Lea have each competed in the KHSAA State meet and have that experience to draw on.  Kenton Hornbeck, Josh Brown, Caleb Vanorio and Ian West will be lined up with them on the starting line.  The 7th position is being determined this week.   

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How Can YOU Prepare Your Child for Academic Success?

On November 18th, 6:30 pm in the Pendleton High School Auditorium - PCS EARLY CHILDHOOD FORUM!  Parents, educators, and community members are encouraged to attend this important forum.  YOU can make a difference for kids by attending.  For more information click here.


Ladycats in Regional Volleyball Tourney

Congratulations to the PHS VolleyCats on advancing to the regional tourney.  They are slated to play Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 pm at Scott High School.  A complete tourney schedule may be accessed by clicking on "Read More".


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Ladycats in Regional Volleyball Tourney

Congratulations to the PHS VolleyCats on advancing to the regional tourney.  They are slated to play Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 pm at Scott High School.  A complete tourney schedule may be accessed by clicking on "Read More".


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Ladycat & Wildcat Soccer Teams Head to Regionals!

Congratulations to the Ladycats on clinching the District Title and the Wildcats on being District Runner-ups  Saturday.  The Ladycats defeated the Harrison Co Fillies 2-1 with goals by Makayla Bishop and Kenda Carr.  They will be facing Brossart Monday night at 7:45 pm at George Rogers Clark.

The Wildcats, in a tough, well played battle for the 38th District Title with the Harrison County Breds, lost a heart-breaker 3-2.  They will advance to region tournament on Tuesday at Scott High. Time and opponent will be announced on the website as soon as the information is available.
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Plans are underway for the Community-Wide Veteran's Day Celebration on Tuesday evening, November 11. For more details, click here or go to the Board of Education tab above and select Veteran Recognition.

"Let It Grow: The Story of the Lorax" Coming Soon!

Sharp Middle School students, under the direction of PCHS students, is presenting “Let It Grow:  The Story of the Lorax” Friday thru Sunday at the Falmouth School Center.  Hope your weekend allows you to enjoy this production.

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Fifth Quarter September 12

Attention all Sharp Middle School and Pendleton High School students:  Come to Fifth Quarter Friday, September 12, following the PHS/Paris football game on the SMS Veteran’s Field for an evening of food, games, and movie. For more information, please contact Athletic Director Keith Smith or Bro. Daryl Mullins at 859-653-6294.

Parent/Teacher Conferences 9-11-14

Parent Teacher Conferences - Thursday, September 11 from 4:00-7:00

Pick up student mid-terms and meet with teacher's in an open house format.



PCS Welcomes New Employees

Pendleton County Schools would like to welcome new employees to the district.  Click here for a list of new employees as well as newly hired athletic coaches. We hope all enjoy their tenure with the school district.

Back in ACTION at PCHS

The 2014-2015 school year is off to a great start! Students and teachers are quickly getting back into a routine and we are very excited about the great things that are and will be happening this year. Mr. Simms met with each grade level this week to introduce himself as this year’s Principal, Mrs. Harris returns for her second year as Assistant Principal and Mrs. Manor joins us in her first year as Assistant Principal. The administration also took this time to explain expectations and procedures for the coming year as well as to remind students of school policy.

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Summer Feeding Program Announced

The Pendleton County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.  Click "Read More" for dates and locations.

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Title 1 Parent Involvement Survey

Please take time to complete the online Title 1 Parent Involvement Survey. Click the link below to go to the site. If you have a child in more than one school, please complete the survey multiple times, once for each school. Thank you.

Click here to complete the survey

or follow this link: http://www.pendleton.kyschools.us/surveyLogin.aspx?pin=9192


Great News Recognitions at May Board Meeting

The Pendleton County Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Thursday, May 15, in the District Training Room at Sharp Middle School.  Several students were recognized for their accomplishments.  Click on "Read More" to see a complete list of students.

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Lea Jumps to State Track Meet

Putting himself at the end of an 18 foot long pole, sprinting down a runway and then hurtling himself up and over close to a 10-foot high bar, Junior Walker Lea has qualified for the KHSAA State Track Meet on Friday, May 23rd at University of Kentucky.  Congratulations to Walker as he moves on to the next level of competition and Good Luck to Walker!  Boys' Pole Vault event starts at 4:30 pm.

Purchase Flowers and Help FFA Bloom

Stop  by our Greenhouse this week on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday for beautiful hanging baskets just in time for Mother's Day. 

We truly appreciate you!

PHS First Academic College Signing Day!

On Friday, May 2, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., students at Pendleton County High School took part in an event that costs practically nothing, benefits the future of many, and brings joy to all.  On that day, PHS  hosted its first College Signing Day. Approximately 95 seniors signed their college and career commitment, enjoying a bright spotlight on their college plans.   Click "Read More" for individual pictures of those participating students.

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Relay for Life - June 20

Come and join our community in the 2014 Relay for Life June 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pendleton County Fairgrounds.  Click here for details.

School Employees & Students Honored by Chamber chamber

Pendleton County Schools is proud to announce that four students and two employees received recognition at the 2017 Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on April 28. 

Congratulations to these individuals!


Student Successes at District/Regional/State Competitions

At the April 17, 2014 Board of Education meeting, many students were honored during  "Great News" student recognition.  For a detailed list of winners and a video, click "Read More".

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Progressive Ag Farm Safety Day In Pendleton County

On Friday, April 11, the South Family Resource Youth Service Center hosted the second annual Pendleton County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day at the fairgrounds for Northern & Southern Elementary Schools' 3rd grade students.  The Department of Agriculture, Kentucky State Police, Emergency Management, UK Extension Services, Pendleton High School FFA Chapter, Field & Wildlife, Duke Energy, Falmouth Fire Department, and the Sheriff's Department teamed together to teach the students about farm safety.  Click "Read More" to view pictures.. 

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Student Board Representative

Student Board Representative

In order to ensure appropriate information and participation from students in the system, one (1) Student Board Representative shall be elected annually from the high school to sit as a non-voting member of the Board of Education.  The Student Board Representative shall be entitled to attend and participate in Board meetings help in open session and may express opinion’s and advise the Board on all issues which come before it.


The Student Board Representative must be a senior in good standing in the District.  Student Board Representatives will be elected from the junior class in high school to serve during their senior year.  They must have and maintain an overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher both before the time of their election and during their senior year.

Click here for nomination form.


PHS Presents "The Sound of Music"

Pendleton County High School will be presenting "The Sound of Music" on May 8th, 9th and 10th. All performances will begin at 7:00 p.m. In the high school auditorium.  Admission $8 for adults, $5 for students.

Save the Dates ~ PCS Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 3 - Last Day of School for All Students

Pendleton County High School

Friday, May 23 – Senior Awards Night 7:00 in the PHS Auditorium

Friday, May 30 – Class Night 7:00 pm in the PHS Gymnasium

Sunday, June 1 – Baccalaureate 7:00 pm in the PHS Auditorium

Tuesday, June 3 – Graduation 7:00 pm in the PHS Gymnasium


Click "Read More" for upcoming events at Northern Elementary, Southern Elementary, and Sharp Middle School.  These lists will be updated as events are scheduled.  Please check back often for additions.

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PHS FFA Rocks at Regionals!

Pendleton County High School was well represented at the Northern Kentucky Regional FFA Competition on Thursday afternoon. They competed against eleven (11) other local high school chapters and were very successful.

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ACT on March 4 for All Juniors

Monday:  Cancellation or delay

  • We will still have the ACT on Tuesday, March 4.
  • Students should prepare regardless so they are ready.

Tuesday:  Cancellation or delay

  • We will take the ACT on March 18
  • Students with accommodations will begin testing the first day we return (ex. Wed).

Louisville Hosts National College Fair

The National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) will be hosting their annual National College Fair in Louisville, KY on Sunday, March 2nd from 2-5 PM at the KY International Convention Center.  Admission is free!

Students will have an opportunity to visit over 100 colleges and universities booths in one area, talking with the admissions representatives about their programs.  A variety of workshops will also be offered before and during the fair.  Interested students need to pre-register for the fair using a smart phone or go online, register, and printout the sheet with the barcode to be scanned by the colleges visited at the fair. 

One-Hour Delay for Tuesday, February 18

Pendleton County Schools will be on a one-hour delay on Tuesday, February 18.  Transportation will follow the "Weather Plan".

PHS to Host 38th District Basketball Tourneys

Pendleton County High School will host the 38th District Girls & Boys Basketball Tourney this week.  Click here to see the tourney bracket.


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The Latest on Cancellations/Closings/Re-schedules

Pendleton County Schools will not be in session on Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Parents & students are reminded that school will be in session on President's Day, Monday,February 17, 2014. 

With the multiple changes in the high school athletic schedules because of weather, an up-to-date schedule of home games may be accessed by selecting "Read More" below.

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Evening Events Updates for February 6, 2014

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Bowling Team on their way to First Regionals

The 5th Region tournament will be held on Tuesday, January 28th and Wednesday, January 29th for both Ladycats and Wildcats.

Singles competition will be held on the 28th and Team competition on the 29th.  Coaches meeting will be at 3:15 at Bellewood (Super Bowl) in Newport with practice at 3:50 and competition at 4:00.

The teams have two matches left in their season and both are at Southern Lanes in Alexandria.  Thursday, Jan 16th, they bowl v Dixie Heights with a good chance to pick up a victory.  Thursday, Jan 23rd they bowl against the defending state champions on the boys’ side in Simon Kenton.  Matches begin at approximately 4:30.


38th District Boys JV Basketball Tourney at PCHS

Pendleton County High School will host the 2014 Boys 38th District Basketball Tourney on Thursday, January 30.  This is the first time PHS has hosted the tourney. 

6:00pm Aux Gym - Nicholas County vs. Harrison County

6:00pm Main Gym - Pendleton County vs. Robertson County

7:30pm Main Gym - Championship Game between both winning teams

"Conscious Discipline" Don't Miss It!

Northern Kentucky Community Action in conjunction with Kentucky Career Center is offering a four-session Parenting Program.  Click here for details.

January 2 Cancellations

The Board of Education meeting and all evening events for January 2, 2014 have been cancelled.

ACT Boot Camp through www.Torchprep.com

Junior and Senior Parents!!

TorchPrep is a local team of educational strategists that is completely OBSESSED with changing the lives of students. Their high-energy approach captures the attention of students and combats the absolute boredom found in standardized testing.

The TorchPrep Boot Camp is their fast and powerful way to dramatically increase ACT® Test scores with a proven, guaranteed, and effective way to see your scores transformed. You will gain new approaches that yield amazing results. They introduce trainees to incredibly valuable ACT® Test specific strategies…and once you’ve developed the strategy; they’ll have you do it again…and again…and again. They call it working smarter & harder.

There are 2 required components to the Torch Prep Boot Camp for a total of 9 sessions:

  1. FIVE Weeknight Training Sessions: Each night we take individual subject areas of the ACT® Test and dive deep into strategy and content review.  This is an intense and detailed training.
  2. FOUR Weekend Testing Sessions:  Student takes full-length, timed ACT® Tests (practice tests provided by TorchPrep).  Students will not only learn the strategy on the weeknights, but also apply the strategies in a proctored testing environment.



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Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP)

As part of our Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) we are seeking your input.  Please click here to view a copy of the draft CSIP or stop by the front office of the high school to pick up a copy.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please sent input to Tony Dietrich, Principal, by Thursday, December 19, 2013

E-mail: Tony.Dietrich@pendleton.kyschools.us


Cancellation Updates

The Boys Basketball games at Campbell County have been rescheduled for Friday, February 21 beginning at 6:00 p.m. (JV) 7:30 p.m. (Varsity).  

Bourbon County Cheer Competition scheduled for Saturday, February 15, has been postponed.

We will update the website as cancellations become available.  Continue to check back to this website for updates.

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Regular Afternoon Bus Transportation December 11

Pendleton County Schools Transportation Department will run regular routes in the afternoon of December 11, 2013.  It will NOT be necessary to follow the Weather Plan for transportation in the afternoon.  School Messenger sent this message out this morning, click here.

Local Planning Committee and Public Forum

The Pendleton County Local Planning Committee will conduct a Public Forum on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Pendleton County Board of Education District Training Room located at Sharp Middle School, 35 Wright Road, Butler, KY.  This meeting is an informal gathering to encourage local participation through community suggestions relative to future utilization of existing school facilities and construction of new school facilities.  These community suggestions or recommendations will be closely monitored by the Local Planning Committee in the development of a proposed District Facility Plan for Pendleton County Schools.  The Local Planning Committee will conduct a meeting at 6:15 p.m., immediately after the Public Form.

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Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Applications

The Morehead State University Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics looks forward to receiving applications from PCHS sophomores! Interested students are encouraged to complete and submit the application as soon as possible.  The deadline for applying is February 1, 2016.  Students will need to submit their finalized application, 5 essay questions, 3 letters of recommendation, high school transcript, and any qualifying ACT scores no later than this date. 

For more information on submitting applications and supplemental items, check out their website www.moreheadstate.edu/craft-academy under Apply to the Academy.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact their office.  (606) 783-5102 or email:  jl.stamper@moreheadstate.edu

10th Region Boys Tourney Rescheduled

Due to the recent bad weather, the 1st round 10th Region games were postponed.  PHS Wildcats will now play:

Saturday @ 2:30 pm:  Pendleton County vs Augusta

Click "Read More" for re-scheduled game dates/times for the entire boys' regional tourney.

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Fall Picture Day 2018

Fall Picture day will be Friday, August 31.  ALL students will be photographed for ID purposes.

Picture Day Flyer

Ladycats and Wildcats at tournaments in South Carolina

If you want to watch the Ladycat and Wildcat basketball games live from Hilton Head, here is the link for the games Ihigh.com.

Look for live/upcoming broadcasting then scroll down until you find our school. Then click "Watch".

Wildcats play Saturday at 2:30 vs. Dutch Fork, SC.  The broadcast will become available at 2:25.

Ladycats follow at 4:00 on Saturday v Smyna TN.

Sunday and Monday games are determined by win/lost the previous game.

Go Wildcats and Ladycats!

PHS Freshman/New Student Orientation and Open House

Wednesday, August 8 from 4:00-7:00 Pendleton Co. High School will have a Freshman/New Student Orientation and Open House.

There will be a brief meeting for parents and students at 6:00 pm.  You and your parent may come at your convenience before or stay after the 6:00 pm meeting, to tour buidling and meet our staff.


Senior Slate - November Edition - Just Released
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School Will Be Closed on Monday, April 2

The Pendleton County School District, in collaboration with the Pendleton County Education Association and the Pendleton County Board of Education, has decided to close schools on Monday, April 2, 2018.  Our response comes after yesterday’s press conference with the Kentucky Education Association request for statewide rally for public education and school funding. This will allow not just public school employees, but also the public and their families travel to Frankfort to advocate for Funding for Public Education.  

Although, closing school is the last thing anyone wants to do, one of the reasons for this decision to close school is because educators feel one of their main responsibilities is to advocate for the children of the Commonwealth.  We have attempted every other means of communication, action, and advocacy.  The budget proposed by our Governor results in a 1.9 million dollar loss to our school district.  We need to make sure the Legislature internalizes the importance of putting our kids and families first, as well as those across the Commonwealth.  We encourage all of our families and community to travel with us in solidarity.  We must educate our lawmakers on the need to find new streams of revenue to fully fund our vital Public Services, including Public Education.  

Betty Mains Memorial Scholarship Now Available

The Betty Mains Memorial Scholarship is now available.  This scholarship awards $200 per semester to a graduate of Pendleton County High School who is pursuing a degree at an accredited university or college and who will qualify as a college sophomore, junior, or senior during the year of receipt of the scholarship. Any Pendleton County High School graduate meeting the above criteria may apply.  Applications are available on the PHS Counseling webpage, under Scholarship Information or applicants may pick up a hard copy at the Pendleton County High School Counseling Office, Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Deadline for return of completed application is Friday, June 24, 2016. Recipient will be notified by July 15th.

2018 Wall of Fame Inductees -- Mrs. Shirley Merrill and Mr. Robert Bowling


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 the selection committee chose two recipients who they felt were both very deserving of this honor.

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KY Manufactured Housing Institute $1,000 Scholarship

Attention Seniors!  The KMHI will be awarding three (3) $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors or GED recipients who currently resude in modular, manufactured, or mobile homes.  Awards can be used for college, university, technical or vocational programs.  Application available in the PHS Counseling Office.  Completed application must be post-marked no later than April 1, 2016.

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Wildcat and Ladycat District Tournament Brackets

BOGO Free Summer Class at Maysville Community & Technical College

Graduating high school seniors can start their college education early and save big at MCTC. This summer, 2015 high school graduates can take two classes for the price of one with a 2015 High School Senior Summer Scholarship. Scholarships are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Apply online today!  Contact Cara Clarke for scholarship information at 606-759-7141 ext. 66176

SBDM Special Meeting

The Pendleton County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the Pendleton High School SBDM room.

Important Dates to Remember!

Schools are busy preparing for the return of students for the 2016-17 school year.  Click "Read More" for important upcoming dates to remember.

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A "Weather-Days Update from the Superintendent

Late Monday afternoon, the Senate unanimously passed bill language to address the impact of this winter's weather on school calendars, focusing on a minimum number of instructional hours, rather than a minimum number of instructional days.

HB 211 goes to the House for consideration of concurrence, as the bill began in that chamber.

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ACT Boot Camp

Click the link below for more information on the ACT Boot Camp.


PHS Schedule Pick Up 2018-2019 Pick Up Schedule

Schedule pick up will be held at Pendleton Co. High School on Thursday, August 2 from 9:00-12:30 and 2:00-7:00.

Students can pick up schedules, pay fees and get supply list.

The athletic department will also be on hand collecting sports participation fees and selling Wildcat cards.  A separate check will be needed for school fees and athletic fees.

Parking permit applications will be accepted and can be picked up in the front office earlier since a parent signature is required.  Student's must also have their driver's license, proof of insurance and signed parking permit and $10.00 fee to be given their permit.  Also all school fees past and present must be paid in full prior to receiving a parking permit (reference page 31 in agenda book line item #5.)

For your convenience a credit card machine will be availabe on schedule pick-up day ONLY.


Order 2016-2017 Yearbook


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LAST DATE to Purchase 2016-2017 Yearbook is Friday, March 24, 2017

School Success

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Volunteer Information


Volunteering in Pendleton County Schools- OVERVIEW

Volunteers play an important role at Pendleton County Schools, whether a person assists a teacher with getting materials ready for class, attending a field trip, working one on one with students they are essential.

Click "Read More" below to see the requirements for becoming a volunteer in Pendleton County Schools.


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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!

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KY Forest Leadership Program

Interested in the environment and want to know more about forests, trees, insects, water and wildlife in KY?  Then the KY Forest Leadership Program is for you! Program runs June 6-10, 2016 at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center in Jabez, KY.  Interested students should be entering their junior or senior year and have at least a 2.0 GPA.  Application and additional information is available in the PCHS Counseling Office.  Enrollment is limited to 25 students.  Deadline to apply: May 6, 2016.  Cost: $385.  Scholarships are available.

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Tonight's Ladycat vs St. Patrick

Monday night’s Ladycat vs St. Patrick game is canceled.

Win NKU Women's Basketball Tickets

Attention NKU School Based Scholars Students!  The Counseling Office is giving away two tickets and a parking pass to go see the NKU Norse Women’s Basketball Team play Valpariaso on Wednesday, December 23rd at 7:00pm.  Interested SBS students should notify Mrs. Wade by Friday, December 18th.  Winner will be announced that afternoon.

Duke University Summer Academy for High School Students

Duke University Summer Academy for High School Students is offering exciting new courses in 2015! Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world. Students currently in grades 9 - 12 are eligible to apply. Duke also offers Summer College for High School Students.  Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success.   Spaces are filling quickly!  Apply now while spaces are available.  Deadline is April 15. Click here to learn more & apply.


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Morehead State University Open House

7th, 8th and 9th graders are invited to our Morehead State University Open House on Saturday, March 7.

Registration will begin at 9a.m. in the Adron Doran University Center.

An agenda will be available at that time.

Students will learn more about the Craft Academy, see the residence hall that Craft Academy students stay in, and have a tour of campus.


SpecTECHular PD Academy

SpecTECHular PD Academy


Please click here for a description of the sessions.

Please click here to upload resources.

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Technology Opportunity for all PCS Staff

Mark your calendars!  Join the Technology Department for “hAPPy hour” on April 15th and 30th in the Training Room at Sharp Middle School.  Enjoy a snack while you learn about great “APPetizers” for the iPad and the Surface RT.  Bring an “APPetizer” to share that you are currently using in your classroom to improve/enhance instruction.  There are so many wonderful apps available on the web today!  We want to whet your APPetite and show you some great resources for teachers and students!  Each “hAPPy hour” will have new and different resources for all ages and areas so you are welcome to come to both!  


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We Need Your Input!!

As part of our Comprehensive District Improvement Plan (CDIP), we are seeking your input.  The purpose of the plan is to target priority needs and create action steps to help meet the needs identified to advance student learning.  You play a critical role by providing input to our draft plan as we move from Good to Great!  Please click here to view a copy of the draft CDIP, choose "About Us" on the above menu, or stop by the Board Office or one of our schools to pick up a copy.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Send input to Amy Razor, Assistant Superintendent, by December 19, 2013

E-mail:  amy.razor@pendleton.kyschools.us

2016-17 Transportation Weather Plan weather plan

The district's "Weather Plan" may be put into effect when the majority of the county roads are open and a few of the more isolated roads are still deemed unsafe for bus travel. This Weather Plan will be announced via media, school messenger, & webpage.  A list of the affected roads may be accessed under "Weather Plan" on the Transportation page or Click here to access the updated Weather Plan.

Make Our Wildcats Channel 5's Game of the Week Voting is under way for the Channel 5 Blitz Game of the Week for November 1.  Log on to http://www.wlwt.com/news/blitz5 and vote for the Pendleton High School vs. Ludlow football game.  You can vote more than once!  "Extra credit" votes can earned for your school by uploading school spirit photos and videos to Blitz 5's u local section. Each photo uploaded is worth five extra votes for your school; each video is worth 10 votes.

Watch News 5 on Friday at 11 p.m. to find out who wins.


Dr. Strong Named Finalist for the 2017 Supt of the Year Award Anthony

Congratulations to Pendleton County School's Superintendent, Dr. Anthony Strong,  for being named as one of the top 4 finalists for the 2017 Supt of the Year Award by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators this past week.    

MSU Craft Academy Open House

On Saturday, February 20 Craft Academy and Morehead State University will be hosting an Open House Event. All interested 7th, 8th, and 9th graders are invited!  Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC). Students can pre-register at www.moreheadstate.edu/craft-academy under Recruitment Events.

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PCHS to Host AmeriCorps College Coach in 2015-16
Position Description:
Kentucky College Coaches are AmeriCorps State service members tasked with assisting high school students to think, apply for and get accepted to college.  This will involve doing whole-school activities, as well as one-on-one mentoring with core students from  each grade level (9th-12th grade) designated by the member’s school-site supervisor.  These priority students will be students who 1) will likely get through high school, but who are unlikely to go to college; 2) who would be first-generation college attendees; and/or 3) who are from low-income families.   
Duration:  September 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 (10 months)
Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree, excellent communication and organizational skills, mentoring experience

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DECA Takes Top Honors at Regional & State

Congratulations to DECA for having two regional winners who went on to state and received top honors. Lily Wang received first place in Entrepreneurship and Tanner Mains placed first in Free Enterprise.  Lily was also named Pendleton County’s Outstanding Chapter Member.


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Watch for Student Supply Lists!!

The schools are busy preparing their buildings for the first day of school as well as teachers getting their rooms ready and preparing supply lists. Supply lists may be accessed from the individual school's webpage or the individual teacher's page.  Check back as often as you like, as lists are being posted daily.

Jeans Honored as Teacher of the Week!

Congratulations to PHS Art and Drama teacher, Debbie Jeans, who was surprised on Friday, February 27, by Warm 98 FM in Cincinnati with a Teacher of the Week Award.  Ms. Jeans was nominated by her students. 

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PHS Drama Department Presents "The Canterville Ghost"

The Pendleton County High School Drama Department will be presenting the Oscar Wilde production of The Canterville Ghost.  Come join us for this family friendly show and get into the spirit of this time of year on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 31 – November 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Pendleton County High School Auditorium. Students are $3.00, Adults $5.00, and 5 and under are free.
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Transportation Department Announces 2018-19 Bus Routes bus

The Transportation Department is working diligently to organize bus routes so that students' travel times are held to a minimal.   Click here to view  2018-19 Bus Route (by road).  

*Times are computer generated and serve as estimates only.  Please be prepared before your scheduled time on the first day of school.     


SBDM Parent Elections 2018-2019

PHS SBDM Parent Elections will be held on Tuesday, April 10 from 3:00-6:30 in the high school front office lobby.

Nomination forms may be picked up in the high school office or click here.

Nomination forms are due no later than 3:30 on Monday, April 9.

To run or vote you must have a student enrolled at PHS for the 2018-2019 school year.


Preschool Screenings

Preschool screening

Pendleton County Schools Maintains Proficient Ranking Proficient District

In a video statement to staff on October 1, 2015, Superintendent Strong said, “During the past four years we have been focusing on what is needed to move our students forward.  Today I am happy to share that your hard work and dedication has paid off.  We are a Proficient District.”  On September 29, 2016, Superintendent Strong congratulated the district for its designation as a Proficient District for the second consecutive year. 


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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.


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Volunteers play an important role at Pendleton County Schools, whether a person assists a teacher with getting materials ready for class, attending a field trip, working one on one with students they are all essential.

Click "Read More" for more information, including required paperwork to be submitted to obtain/maintain active volunteer status.  The volunteer process takes at least one week so if you wish to chaperone field trips, do not delay in submitting the required paperwork.

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Upcoming School Events

Upcoming camps and school events by school may be accessed by selecting "Read More" below.  Please check periodically as this list will be updated weekly.  Check out the individual school's webpage for details on these events.

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EKU Class of 2015 Registration & Orientation

Eastern Kentucky University Registration and Orientation is now available for current seniors planning to attend EKU in the fall.  Orientation is required of all incoming freshmen.  Click here to begin your journey on becoming an EKU Colonel!

Pendleton County Youth Fair July 19-27

Come to the Pendleton County Youth Fair July 19-27.  Click here to view the fair catalog for events and official rules.

Evan Peoples Scholarship Application Correction

Attention Seniors!  The original application for the Evan Peoples Scholarship was incomplete.  Please visit the Guidance Department webpage to locate the the complete application.  Paper copies are also available in the Counseling Office.  Reminder that all local scholarship applications are due March 25th by 4:00 PM in the Counseling Office.

Former PHS Coach Inducted into Hall of Fame

PCHS is proud to announce and congratulate former Wildcat Soccer Coach Tony Bentley, who has been selected to be a member of the Northern Kentucky Boys Soccer Hall of Fame.  Coach Bentley was the head coach of two regional championship teams, the first district championship in 1988, the all-time winningest coach in school history, and was instrumental in building the soccer program for Pendleton County.  Congratulations to Coach Bentley - the high school community is very proud to call him a WILDCAT!

Appeals Committee Candidate Survey Please click here to vote for 2 candidates to represent Pendleton County School District on the Appeals Committee.


OR click on the following link: http://www.pendleton.kyschools.us/surveyLogin.aspx?pin=1030

Pendleton Co Schools Partner with Sheriff's Office and Fiscal Court for Additonal SRO


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Local Scholarships Now Available

The 2016 PHS Local Scholarship Program is now open.  Scholarship information and applications can be found on the Counseling Department webpage.  Scholarships are due to the Counseling Office on or before Wednesday, March 23rd at 4:00 PM.  NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

FREE FAFSA Help at Thomas More College

FREE FAFSA Workshops at Thomas More College in January!  Each of the following Saturdays from 10am-12pm: January 9th, 16th, 23rd.  Seniors and parents should RSVP on the Thomas More website at http://www.thomasmore.edu/fafsasaturday

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Summer Camp and Fall Registration Forms

Forms for girls and boys basketball camps, golf camp, and some fall athletic leagues are available by clicking here or going to the Athletic page on this website. 

Thomas More College Preview Day - March 27th

Join Thomas More College faculty, staff and students for Preview Day on March 27 to get answers to your college search questions.  Stay to see how TMC student researchers are using their education, including PCHS Alumni, Alex Valentine!!  RSVP TODAY!  Call the Office of Enrollment at 859-344-3332 or visit www.thomasmore.edu/srf

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Board of Education Revises the 2015-16 District Calendar

The Pendleton County Board of Education revised the 2015-16 District Calendar at the December 18, 2014 board meeting.  Due to a conflict with an ACT make-up date, Spring Break was moved one week later.   You may access the revised 2015-16 District Calendar by selecting the appropriate calendar to the right of the screen or click here.

New Student Registration - July 30

New Student Registration is scheduled for Wednesday, July 30, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Student Services office, 6762 Hwy 27 N., Butler, KY 41006.  If this date is not convenient, please call 859-654-4981 to set up another time for registration. 

Four Teammates Sign to Play at KCU

Congratulations to Max Dewald, CJ Osborne, Cody Hanser and Logan Wilson who committed to continue their soccer career at Kentucky Christian University. Good luck to these PHS Wildcats who will remain teammates at the next level!!

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Community & Schools say Thank You to the Veterans

Pendleton County Schools, cooperatively with the American Legion Post 109, held its second annual Community-Wide Veteran's Day Celebration on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Pendleton High School Auditorium. The evening began with an appreciation reception in the high school library for all veterans/spouses and special guests.

Click "Read More" to see video from Community-Wide Veterans Day Celebration and more about the celebration.

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Survey for ALL Certified Please click here and complete the survey needed for our state technology report.  Please answer all questions on the survey.  We will be having some awesome giveaways for your classroom!  The earlier you fill out the survey, the more chances you will have to win! All surveys need to be completed by the end of next Monday!

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Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Sciences Open House

The Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Sciences is hosting a Spring Open House on April 13, 2016 at 6 PM.  The college offers a path to RN licensure throug the Associate's degree in Applied Science of Nursing as well as a post-licensure BSN degree. Event will feature information on the nursing & health sciences programs, admissions criteria, and general college information.  To RSVP contact Jason Slayton by April 8th at jason.slayton@email.gscollege.edu

Morehead's Craft Academy Selects Lustenberg

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University has selected 60 students for its Class of 2017 and Pendleton County Memorial High School student Grace Lustenberg was one of those 60 deserving students.  Grace is the daughter of Jeff and Michelle Lustenberg.  Click "Read More" for more information about Morehead's Craft Academy.  Congratulations, Grace, and good luck at Morehead!

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Kentucky State University--Open House March 28th

"I'm KSU You Can Be Too!" Open House is scheduled for March 28 from 9-2 in Bradford Hall.  Event will include continental breakfast & lunch, campus tours, departmental displays, on-site admissions.  For more information contact: Office of Admissions at 502-597-6813 or Jameelah Means 502-597-5071 or jameelah.means@kysu.eduRSVP Online www.kysu.edu/openhouse by March 24th.

Stay in Touch with "Strong Connections"

If you would like to receive an electronic newsletter in your Inbox containing school district news/events/announcements, just sign up here to receive monthly newsletters, Strong Connections.  Click here to subscribe to the newsletter. 

NKU - Welcome Wednesdays

2015 Graduates - bring your parents and join NKU this summer to learn more about their academic programs, cost of attendance, admission, and scholarship processes.  The NKU Welcome Wednesday programs will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will include lunch with a professor, an enrollment presentation, and a campus tour with current students.

Visit Dates:  July 9, 16, 30 & August 6

RSVP at welcomewednesday.nku.edu or 859-572-1400

Hammond, Gosney, & Turner Named to 10th Region HOF

Congratulations to Jimmy Hammond from Falmouth High School, David Gosney and David Turner from Pendleton County High School who were recented selected to the Tenth Region Boys Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Lustenberg named 2014 Teacher of the Year Semifinalist

Congratulations to Ms. Michelle Lustenberg who was named one of ten outstanding teachers from across the state as a semifinalist for the Ashland Inc.,  2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award.  Ms. Lustenberg was honored at a ceremony in the Rotunda of the State Capitol Building on October 16.  Pendleton County Schools is very proud of Ms. Lustenberg.

Sullivan University Pharmacy Camp

Interested in learning more about the pharmacy profession? High school students graduating in 2016, 2017 and 2018 can explore the world of pharmacy as a potential career path at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy's first-ever Pharmacy Camp. Sullivan University College of Pharmacy is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of individuals and communities through developing dynamic and thoughtful leaders, serving the needs of diverse populations, and innovating to improve the human condition. Cost : Total $495.  Includes a $50 nonrefundable registration fee. All applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than Monday, April 18, 2016!  Visit http://pages.sullivan.edu/pharmcamp/ for more information and program application.

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Buick Achievers Scholarship

Scholarships up to 100,000 available

Awarded at up to $25,000/a year

Visit buickachievers.com for program details
and the online application.

Deadline: February 29, 2016 5:00 p.m. EST

We encourage the following to apply:

  • High school seniors and current undergraduates

  • U.S. military veterans and their dependents

  • Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2016-2017

Those who plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry.


Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Sciences Open House - April 16 @ 6PM

The Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Sciences is excited to announce their Spring Open House scheduled for April 16, 2015 at 6 PM GSM is a fully accredited, hospital-based program located in the Good Samaritan Hospital.  GSM offers the following programs:  Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and Associate of Science in Health Science (ASHS).   RSVP by April 1st via email to jason.slayton@email.gscollege.edu or via phone 513-862-2743 

Pendleton County High School - Class of 2004 Reunion

ATTENTION CLASS OF 2004!!!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 13, 2014 as the PCHS Class of 2004 will celebrate your 10-year reunion.  Click "Read More" for more information.

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Smith Named to Girls Tenth Region Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Pendleton County's Athletic Director, Keith Smith, who was recently selected into the Tenth Region Girls Basketball Hall of Fame.  Keith has coached several different sports over the years and is being recognized for his time as Girls Varsity Basketball Coach.  Coach Smith is most proud of his 38th District Championship Title and making it to the Tenth Region Semi-finals.  Congratulations Coach Smith! 

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Board Approves 2017-18 District Calendar calendar

The Pendleton County Board of Education approved the 2017-18 district calendar at the Oct 27 board meeting.  The 2017-18 district calendar may be accessed by selecting the link under the Superintendent's Message on the district homepage or clicking here.

Ladycat & Wildcat Soccer District Tournament Schedule Click here for the soccer tournament schedule.  GO WILDCATS & LADYCATS!
FCCLA Wins at Regional Star Events

FCCLA competed at Reginonal Star Events last Friday and came back with several winners.  Way to go, FCCLA!  Click " Read More" below for student pictures.

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Preschool Screenings, Feb 12, 2016

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School Board Adds Student Representative

At the April 17, 2014 Board of Education meeting, board members approved the second reading of Policy 01.1 which allows one Student Board Representative to set on the board.  Following the election process, Ms. Courtney Moore was chosen as Pendleton County Board of Education's first  Student Representative. Her first board meeting was Monday, June 16.  Congratulations to Courtney! 

Click here to view Board Policy 01.1 which details the qualifications for being a student representative and the election process.

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PHS Cheerleaders Excellent at Performing Stunts

Congratulations to Delaney Childers, Molly Burgemeir, Kyla Moreland, and Grace Beebe for winning the NKCCA Jr Stunt Group title on Saturday.  All four of these young ladies received the Academic Awards as well.  Way to go, gals!

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Board of Education Sets 2017 Board Meeting Dates Board Meeting Dates

The Pendleton County Board of Education set the 2017 board meeting dates at the January 9 board meeting.  Click here to view the meeting dates.


PHS Homecoming Friday, September 20

Tonight is Homecoming for Pendleton Co. High School as the Wildcats take on Bracken County beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Come out and support our Cats!

Madison Wirth Signs with Union University

Congratulations to Madison Wirth who signed the National Letter of Intent to play soccer with Union University in Jackson, TN on February 3, 2016.

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KY Career Center Youth Job Fair

The Kentucky Career Center would like to invite students to attend their upcoming Youth Job Fair.  The job fair is targeted for job seekers between 16 and 24 years old looking for part-time, full-time, or summer jobs.  The Youth Job Fair will be on Thursday, February 19th from 3-6pm at the Campbell County Library, Newport Branch at 901 E 6th Street Newport, KY 41071. Learn about opportunities at some of the area’s most exciting places to work! Questions?  Visit us at www.nkcareercenter.org or  call Shawn Goldsberry at (859) 292-2632 or Ken Wocher at (859) 372-8413.

PHS Wildcats Take District Title.... On Their Way to Regionals

Congratulations to the Pendleton High School Boys Basketball team who captured the 38th District Championship.  They will now move on to the regional tournament at Mason County Fieldhouse.  Click here for 10th Region Boys Tourney schedule.  Click "Read More" to view 38th District Championship video.

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2016-17 Opening Day Appreciation Celebration Breakfast

Opening Day Appreciation Celebration was held Thursday, August 4.   This was the 9th year for the celebration, which  brings our school personnel and our businesses, organizations, and churches together to support each other in our shared mission: to create a brighter future for our children and thus our community.  Following a delicious breakfast prepared by the food service managers, Superintendent Anthony Strong addressed the group and employees were recognized for years-of-service and model classrooms.

Click  ""Read More"  for pictures, special recognitions, and Opening Day sponsors.


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Summer Learning in Pendleton County Schools

Our community offers summer academic learning and enrichment programs that provide hands-on, engaging programs preparing all children to be successful in school and community. Each of our schools are providing summer learning opportunities for our students.  Call your school to learn more about the specific programs coming to Pendleton County Schools this summer!

Check out why summer learning is important:


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Sudberry Named Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Angel Sudberry who was nominated TEACHER OF THE MONTH by  Zimmer Motors & WNKR/Classic Country 106.7FM.  The contest includes all counties in the Northern Kentucky portion of Greater Cincinnati. Ms. Sudberry was nominated by Haley P. and her 7th period class was rewarded with a pizza party on Friday, February 21.  Way to go, Ms. Sudberry!

College & Career Readiness Day

PCHS will hold an assessment day on Tuesday, September 17.

Freshman will complete their ILP's.

Sophomores will take the PLAN test.

Juniors and Seniors will take a practice ACT.

It is also PCHS College Career Readiness Day.  Students are encouraged to wear their favorite college t-shirt to represent their school.


Order Your 2014 PHS Yearbook!

Parents of high school students:  Take advantage of ordering your child's yearbook early and the convenience of doing it online so you can guarantee they get their copy. The yearbook is the only historical record of your child's year at Pendleton Co HS and it will be filled with lots of photos and video coverage of all the great events of the year. To order your yearbook, click here.  Thanks for supporting our yearbook program!

PHS Academic Team -- District Champs!

Congratulations to the PHS Academic Team for their outstanding job at District Competition this past weekend.  They won 1st Place in Quick Recall and 1st Place Overall and had many indiviidual winners.  Click "Read More"  below to see all of the individual winners.

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Register Now for CINSAM's STEM Summer Camps!

Announcing, CINSAM's 2015 summer camps: rockets, robots, stars and more to explore for your child this summer… Information below in the attached flyer.  We look forward to seeing your child here this summer!

CINSAM is hosting a variety of camps this summer for students from 3rd - 12th grade! The summer camps are hosted by NKU faculty and staff on topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Click here for more information.

Senior Awards Night Showcases Successful Local Scholarship Program

Senior Awards/Local Scholarship Night was held Friday, May 23, 2014 in the PHS Auditorium.  Pendleton County High School is very appreciative of the community support of the local scholarship program.  For a complete list of local scholarships and 2014 recipients, click "Read More".

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KHEAA "Promote Your School" $500 Scholarship for Juniors
A rising junior at one of KY's public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his/her school through the "Promote Your School" scholarship contest, sponsored by the KY Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).  Photos from the winning school will be used in KHEAA publications and on KHEAA websites.
To enter students must submit a 200 word essay about one of these subjects:
  • What my aspiration for my generation is
  • How I am preparing for my future
  • How my education plans will affect my community
  • What a middle school student should do in high school to prepare for college
Interested students should speak with their English II teacher for more details. Additional information also available in the Counseling Office. The deadline for submissions in May 31.

Fall Sports "Senior Nights" Announced

The Pendleton County High School Athletic Department has announced  "Senior Night" for Fall Sports.  Click "Read More" for a complete list.  Congratulations to our Fall Senior Athletes!



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New ACT Online Prep Available for Free to Fee Waiver Students

An enhanced version of ACT Online Prep™ launched December 18, 2015. As part of the ACT mission to provide test preparation tools to all low-income students, this new product is available for free to all students who register for a national ACT test date with a fee waiver. Students who register for the February 2016 ACT test or any subsequent test date using a low-income fee waiver will automatically receive free access to ACT Online Prep for a year. To qualify for a fee waiver, students must be enrolled in 11th or 12th grade; be either a United States citizen or testing in the U.S., U.S. territories or Puerto Rico; and meet one or more selected indicators of economic need. Learn more by reading a full press release of the initiative here.

Congratulations to February "Great News"

The Board of Education met February 19 and during the Great News portion of the meeting recognized several individuals.  Students who were selected to All-State Band & Choir, the Pendleton High School CheerCats, and Ms. Tina Record were recognized for their outstanding achievements.

Click "Read More" for details and pictures.

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Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI) $1,000 Scholarship Modular Home

KMHI is currently accepting applications for three (3) $1,000 scholarship awards.  Eligible graduating high school seniors or GED recipients must currently reside in a manufactured or mobile home in KY and be planning to pursue their education at a university, college, technical or vocational school.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Applications must be post-marked no later than April 15 with winners to be announced in May.

Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal Temporarily Down

We are sorry to report that the Infinite Campus Portal has been temporarily shut-down at the state level due to some issues.  Hopefully these issues can be resolved quickly and parents & students will be able to access the site soon.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may has caused parents and students.  For more information on the statewide problem, click here.

PCHS Announce 2016 Governor’s Scholar Nominees

Pendleton County High School announces that six juniors have been selected as our nominees to the 2016 Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Program (GSP).  This year’s nominees are: Rebecca Ammerman, Avery Booth, Holley Hart, Andrew Hicks, Seth Longworth, and Madison Sydnor.  These students will now be in competition with other students from across the commonwealth for one of the approximately 1,000 places in the 2016 summer program.

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CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to Pendleton County High School!!  You helped SAVE 117 lives at the February 6 Blood Drive.  Thank you for giving the gift of life and for all your support!

PHS Student McKenzie Florence LAL Honorable Mention

The Kentucky Department of Education announced the Kentucky winners in the 2014 national Letters About Literature (LAL) annual writing contest.  Among those named was PHS student McKenzie Florence.  McKenzie received Honorable Mention on her literature piece.  Congratulations, McKenzie!

Click here to read the Kentucky Department of Education press release.

Local Scholarships Now Available

Pendleton County High School announces the Local Scholarship Program for any eligible senior in the Class of 2014.  Scholarship applications are now available online through March 25, 2014 on the Pendleton County High School webpage under the Counseling Department link.  Scholarship CD’s will also be available for checkout in the Counseling Office for those seniors without online access. Seniors may go online and access applications at their convenience.  All applications are due in the Counseling Office on March 25th by 4:00 PM.  Late applications will not be accepted.

This Week At A Glance

Monday, August 12     Opening Day Appreciation Celebration @ PHS 8:00 am

Wednesday, August 14   First Day of School for Students

Thursday, August 15     Board of Education Meeting @ PHS Auditorium 7:00 pm


GREAT Day for PC Archery in their first NASP Region Tournament.  NASP Region 8 Individual Boys High School and Overall Boys Champion is PC Archer Clint Moore with a 292 score.

Clint fired 23 perfect 10's including 14 of 15 from the 10 meter and two 50 rounds.  He qualifies for the individual NASP KY State Competition in March.

Click here for individual results/scoresheets. 

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"Strong Connections" PCS First Electronic Newsletter

We realize having strong connections to those we serve in the community is an important part of our mission.  We are pleased to  introduce our newest tool in sharing the great things happening in Pendleton County Schools...... "Strong Connections", our district's new electronic newsletter.  We will be sending our this newsletter during the first week of each month.  "Strong Connections' format is similar to our district webpage with active links for your convenience in accessing the webpage.  If you would like to subscribe to the electronic newsletter, click on the icon below.



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Registration for Recreation Spring Sports is Here! Recreation Sign Up

Pendleton County Recreation is finishing up their final organization of the spring fast pitch and baseball leagues and registration forms will be distributed the last week of February.  Click "Read More" for additional information.

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Supply List 2013-2014

For this year's supply list please click on the link on the left of this web page named School Forms.  Each list is by teacher's name.  Look carefully because some teacher's may have more than one list due to teaching multiple subjects.


PC Retirees 13 Jerseys

In a continuing program to honor those past athletes who reached special levels of success as PCHS athletes, coaches or supporters, PC Athletics retired jerseys in the honor of 13 individuals who reached unprecedent level of success.


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Commonwealth Honors Academy-Murray State University

Murray State University announces next summer's Commonwealth Honors Academy to be held June 4-June 25, 2016.  This event brings together high school juniors from around the state for three weeks in an interdisciplinary living-learning environment.  In order to qualify for the Academy student must have (1) completed the junior year of high school; (2) composite ACT of approximately 25 (or equivalent on the SAT, PSAT, or PLAN) and a 3.5 GPA; (3) other credentials, such as community involvement, class rank, and teacher recommendations are taken into consideration in the selection process.  The student application deadline is March 1, 2016 (postmark).  Acceptances will be notified in mid-April.  Application packets can be downloaded from their website: http://www.murraystate.edu/cha 

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PHS Academic Team On Their Way to State!

Congratulations to the Pendleton County High School Academic Team who did well at Regional Competiton. Several students are advancing to state and the team placed 2nd overall in the region.  For the first time since 1997 the Quick Recall Team will advance to state competition!

Click "Read More" for results and picture.

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Information About Revised 2013-14 School Calendar

Due to the large number of school closings, the 2013-14 school calendar has been revised.  Click here to view a letter from Superintendent Anthony Strong explaining the changes to the calendar.

School in Session February 17, March 31, April 1, and April 2.

School will NOT be in session Election Day, May 20, and Memorial Day, May 26.


The Pendleton County Board of Education approved the 2014 Board Meeting Dates/Location/Times at the January 21, 2014 board meeting.  For a complete list of 2014 meetings, you may go to the Board of Education page or click here.

The SpecTECHular PD Academy


The SpecTECHular Teaching Academy

Preparing for the 21st Century Learner

August 7, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For all Certified Employees


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Another '05 Jersey Goes to the Rafters

Tyler Mains became the 11th PCHS basketball player/coach/supporter to have a banner hung in the rafters at PCHS to honor their accomplishments and support to PCHS Basketball.

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Superintendent Talks About Snow Days

Superintendent Anthony Strong talks with WLW-TV about how the weather has affected the number of days that school has been closed thus far.  Click here to see the full story.


The Pendleton County Schools Transportation Department is ready to roll into a new school year.  As part of the preparation for the first day of school, drivers will participate in conducting a practice afternoon bus route on the afternoon of Tuesday August 6, 2013.

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PHS Students Chosen as KHSAA Ambassadors

Madison Wirth and Hunter Wood were two of six students chosen as KHSAA Student Athlete ambassadors for the state of Kentucky.  They joined other student athletes from Muhlenburg, Rowan, Scott, and North Oldham Counties as well as ambassadors from 23 states at the National Federation of High Schools Leadership Summit in Indianapolis July 20-22..  Madison and Hunter participated in variety of workshops presented by both college and professional coaches, players and staff.  The most memorable event of week was running an event for the Special Olympics at a local high school. 

Hunter and Madison will bring back their experiences to help host two KHSAA Hype events in Bowling Green and Lexington this fall as well as representing KHSAA in other events throughout the year.

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PHS Honors the 2005 10th Region Champion Wildcats

It had been 34 years since a Wildcat Basketball team had held the 10th Region Trophy and had a spot in the Sweet 16. But 2005 was primed to be a magical year for the Wildcats, PCHS and the Pendleton County community.

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Offices Closed July 4 - 5

The District's Central Office, Department of Student Services office, and Adult/Community Education offices will be closed July 4 - 5. All offices will re-open July 8. Have a safe July 4th holiday.


Safety is our first priority. In an effort to use every able resource to STOP bullying and other risky behaviors in our schools, Pendleton County Schools proudly announces the implementation of the “Safety Tipline Online Prevention” or STOP! Tipline.

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2015 District Basketball Tourney Schedule

Click here for the 2015 District Basketball Tourney Schedules.

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Get PCHS Mobile App

PCHS Athletics has continued to upgrade its means of communicating with parents and providing easy means to the fans to follow their favorite team.  Adding to our Facebook page, Pendleton County Athletics, and Twitter account, @PCCatNation, PC Athletics is now on Instagram with the account name @PCCATNATION.  Now Pendleton County High School Athletics has created their own mobile app.  Click "Read More" for details. 


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Where do you stand on English/language arts and mathematics standards?

Several months remain before the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge closes. Has your voice been heard – either in support of the current English/language arts and mathematics standards or have you made a suggestion on how one or more standards could be improved? Since the feedback from the challenge will be used in the Kentucky Department of Education’s regular review of the standards, it is critical that educator voices be heard. Don’t delay, take the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge today! Please also make parents and others in your community aware of this opportunity for feedback. Go to www.kentucky.statestandards.org.

1,000 Point Club Introduced at Alumni Night - January 3

Pendleton County High School held Alumni Night on Friday, January 3, 2014 when the Wildcats played host to Bracken County and Ladycats played host to Beechwood.  The Alumni Band, under the direction of PHS Alumni David Bay, handled the pep band duties while alumni from different decades were recognized throughout the night.   Between the Ladycat & Wildcat Varsity games, the Athletic Department recognized 21 Wildcats & Ladycats who have scored 1,000 points or more in their high school careers.  Click "Read More" below to see video of the evening events and profiles of the 1,000 Point Club members.

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PHS Academic Team - District Champs!

Congratulations to the Pendleton County High School Academic Team on winning the Districts this past weekend, taking six out of eight first placings.

Click "Read More" for individual & team results.

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Free Community Health Fair

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Wind Chill Guidelines

How does the wind chill affect the delay or cancellation of school?  Click here or go to the Transportation page for more information.





Brown Mackie College $5,000 President's Scholarship

Brown Mackie College announces $5,000 President's Scholarship Program.  BMC is excited to offer scholarship opportunities to students looking for post-secondary education in the fields of business, health care, legal studies, and technology.  This year they will be awarding two (2) $5,000 tuition scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Students must be admitted to BMC by May 1st to be eligible.


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Superintendent Strong says "Stay the Course" Click on the video below.

Schools To Remain On Weather Plan Until Further Notice

Pendleton County Schools will be continue to operate on regular schedule and bus transportation will follow the Weather Plan until further notice.  Click here for the Weather Plan.

PCHS Wildcat 50-year Reunion

Pendleton County High School celebrated the 50th anniversary of its 10th Region boys' first championship by honoring the 1965 team before Friday's game against Mason County. 

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Don't Miss An Important Call From the Superintendent!

Now you don't have to worry if you missed part of an important telephone message from the Superintendent or just want to replay a message again to re-check important details of a message.  Past telephone messages from Superintendent Anthony Strong may now be accessed by clicking on "District Operations" tab close to the top of the district homepage  and then selecting "School Messenger Messages". 


Pendleton County Schools will be closed on Monday, March 17, 2014.

Students Selected to KMEA All-State Choir

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to the KMEA All-State Choir. Over 2,000 students auditioned and approximately 300 students were selected. These students will perform with the top singers across the state at the Kentucky Center for the Arts on February 5, 2015.

SMS - Marian Rice

PHS - Jahziah Jensen, Tyler Baker 

PCS Receives Recognition for "Graduate Kentucky"

Governor Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday honored school boards across Kentucky that raced to adopt the new "Graduate Kentucky" standard, keeping students in school until they earn a high school diploma or turn 18.

To date, 120 Kentucky local boards of education have voted to raise the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18. Gov. Beshear honored representatives from each district with an official Certificate of Recognition for their swift action in adopting the new policy.

Superintendent Strong, Board Chair Mark Ross, and Senior Counselor Karen Delaney attended on behalf of Pendleton County Schools.

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Weather Forecast Changes Girls Championship Game Time

Because of the weather forecast for later tonight, the Girls 38th District Championship game of Pendleton vs Nicholas will be played one hour earlier at 6:00 p.m. at Harrison County High School. 

Please come out and support the Ladycats as they go for the 5th district title in school history!!!

Superintendent moves closer to leading statewide organization

Click here to read entire article.


Pendleton County Schools will be closed Monday, February 23, 2015.

Decisions regarding evening activities are usually made around 1:00 p.m. and will be posted here on this webpage.

Fall Athletes Honored & FFA Makes "Know-vember" Presentation

Fall Athletes excelling at the district, regional, or state level were recognized at the November 11, 2014 Board of Education. The PHS FFA Chapter made their "Know-vember" presentation.  Good job to these students!  Click "Read More" for individual honors and pictures.

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PCS Weekend Cancellations

February 2 - K of C Free-Throw Competition at Sharp Middle School - cancelled

February 2 - Ladycats vs Mason Co. - cancelled

February 2 - Wildcats  @ Beth Haven today - cancelled

February 3 - All PC Recreational activities - cancelled

For up-to-the-minute updates, go to Facebook and "Like" Pendleton County Athletes and Pendleton County Recreational.

PHS Class of 2013 Celebrates Successes!

Congratulations to the Class of 2013!  Pendleton County High School held its commencement exercises on May 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

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Pendleton County Schools will be closed Friday, February 1, 2013 due to snowy roads.  Decisions regarding evening activities are made after 1:00 p.m. and published on this web-site.

Superintendent Announces 2014 Test Scores

The Kentucky Department of Education has released the 2013-14 test results.  Kentucky's Unbridled Learning assessment and accountability system is designed to provide in-depth information about the performance of students, schools, districts and the state as a whole.  Please click the "Read More" below to access an important announcement from Superintendent Strong.

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Scheduling for Success at PHS


Due to PC Schools being closed on Monday, "Scheduling for Success: Focusing on College & Career Readiness" will now take place WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, at PHS 5-7 p.m.  Click here for more details. 

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South Family Youth Resource Service Center Offers Readiness Workshops

Southern Elementary is offering a free parent workshop series to help families in our community ensure their young children are prepared for school.

It’s the simple things that make a difference in building a young child’s foundation for success in school and life. It’s not flash cards or expensive educational toys – it’s things like making your grocery trip into a treasure hunt for colors and shapes. Everyday activities are fun, easy opportunities to encourage learning.

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PCS on Regular Schedule January 29

Pendleton County Schools will be on a regular schedule Wednesday, January 29, 2014. 

Commissioner of Education Makes Important Announcement

On August 25 The Kentucky Department of Education launched a major push to get teachers, parents and others to learn more about the state’s English/language arts and math academic measures, and then to provide input – pro or con – about the standards and any specific changes that should be made next year.  Superintendent Anthony Strong and Assistant Superintendent Amy Razor attended the press conference.

Click here to read the entire KSBA news article.



Relay to Life Hooves & Paws Game-January 25

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Board Recognizes 2014 Retirees

At the August 21 Board of Education meeting, individuals who recently retired were recognized.  Retirees with 19 years or less with Pendleton County Schools were presented beautiful acrylic engraved awards and retirees with 20 years or more were given an engraved clock.  Fifteen employees were honored and their combined years of service to Pendleton County Schools totaled 316.50 years.  Congratulations and thank you for your dedication service to the district!  For a list & picture of retirees, click "Read More".

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Sharp Middle School GATES presents "Annie"

January 25 & 26

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Torch Prep Boot Camp for ACT
We all know that the ACT test is important. That is why I highly encourage our students to consider attending an ACT "boot camp" this Spring to learn specific ACT test-taking strategies. Pendleton County has now partnered with TorchPrep to best resource our students for the highest ACT scores possible.

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2014 Wall of Fame Inductee ~ Lt Col. Robbin Higgins

In 1993 Pendleton County Schools inducted the first Wall of Fame recipient.  Since that time it has become a part of the graduation ceremony to introduce the new inductees each year.  The criteria for this award is to be a graduate of a high school in Pendleton County and to 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 this criteria. 

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Monroe Scores 1900th Point
Congratulations to Mason Monroe who scored his 1900th point January 8, 2013 in the Wildcat's 75-43 win over Calvary Christian. This officially puts him in the #2 spot on the Wildcats all-time scoring list.

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Early Detection Can Save Lives
Mobile Mammography Screenings

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Echo Yearbook receives 2nd place Congratulations to the Echo Yearbook 2012 who received 2nd place from the American Scholastic Press Association.  See award below:


P.C.H.S. PTSO Teacher Nomination Quarterly Winner Congratulations to Mrs. Rachel Perraut who was chosen as the PTSO Teacher Nominated Quarter Winner  Mrs. Perraut was nominated by seniors Reggie Griess and Taylor Zumwalt. 
PHS Drama Class Presents "Who Poisoned His Meatball?" Pendleton County High School Drama presents the murder mystery dinner theatre, "Who Poisoned His Meatball?". Come and join us for a spaghetti and meatball dinner, bread, drink, dessert and a show where the audience helps in solving the mystery. The production is January 10, 11, and 12, 2013 at the Farm Bureau Building, 400 Main Street in Falmouth. Dinner starts at 6:30PM with the show starting at 7:00PM. Tickets include the meal and are $10.00 for anyone over 12 years, $8.00 for 12 or younger.
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Alumni Night ~ January 4, 2013
The annual Pendleton County Schools’ Alumni Night and Reception will be held on Friday, January 4th. This event will be held at Pendleton County High School in conjunction with the Wildcat basketball game. That evening PCHS will be taking on Montgomery County.

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Pendleton Co. Students make All-State
Congratulations to Tyler Baker, PCHS  freshman, and Seth Longworth, Sharp Middle School 8th grader,  who both made the Kentucky All-State Junior High Chorus.  Way to go, Tyler & Seth!

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Superintendent Addresses District Crisis Plan & School Safety On Sunday evening, Superintendent Strong sent a telephone message to all students' homes and to all faculty members.  To review the message, click here.
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Bay Selected to Kentucky All-State Band

Congratulations to Spencer Bay who was selected to the Kentucky All-State Symphonic Band this past Saturday based on his audition. Spencer is 3rd chair in the top band in the state. He will be performing with the band at the KMEA state convention in February.  Congratulations, Spencer, on this prestigious accomplishment!
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PHS Retires Nate Jones' Jersey
On April 8, 2012 the little community of Pendleton County was glued to ESPN, many taking a picture of the image on the television screen, and many others sharing that image thru Twitter.   That image on the TV screen was of PHS Class of 2004 graduate, Nathan Jones, making his MLB pitching debut.  He faced former Cincinnati Reds slugger Josh Hamilton and induced a double play ball and on a big changeup, striking out Josh Hamilton.  And what most remember as Nate walked back to the dugout out was that little smile that crossed his face.


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Pendleton County FFA Presents "Know-vember" at Board Meeting
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District To Honor Retiring Board Member Steve Thomas
Click on "You're invited" for more information.

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Classroom Survey Please complete this survey with your classroom by Thursday, November 29th.    Click here to access the survey.
Thank you!

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Second Quarter Mid-Terms sent home with students on Tuesday, November 20.  The follow grade appropriate assessment results will also be sent home with students. This includes the following:
·         Freshmen – KPREP score report from grade 8
·         Sophomores – PLAN score report from earlier this fall
·         Juniors & Seniors – End of Course Assessments & On- Demand  Writing scores taken near the end of last school year

Teacher Readiness Survey For our state report due in December, we need to know specific data on all certified staff.  Please click here to complete the short survey.  You will need to authenticate with your PIN (employee ID #) when taking the survey.  Thank you!
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Rachel's Challenge

Come & hear the inspiring true story about one girl's dream to change the world. 

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Superintendent's Message about Accountability Changes
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End-of-Course Testing Experienced Technical Difficulties

End-of-Course Testing on May 1 had to be suspended due to technical difficulties the ACT/Vantage Companies were experiencing.  The End-of-Course tests will be rescheduled and all students will be notified in their algebra class of the rescheduled date.  The Kentucky Department of Education is working closely with ACT to rectify the problem.  Thank you for your patience.

2013 Prom King and Queen

2013 Prom King and Queen

Ethan M. and Krystalyn H.

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Board Approves 2013-14 District Calendar
Click here to see the 2013-14 District Calendar.

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Monroe Signs To Play College Basketball with Transy

Congratulations to Mason Monroe who signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at Transylvania. 

PHS FCCLA Successful at STAR Events
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Survey for Pendleton County Schools In an effort to improve system practices, Pendleton County is conducting a Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey to see how we're doing.  Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
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New Website Coming Soon!!
Please be patient while we are moving our website to a new host.  We hope to have it updated quickly.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call us!  

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February 19 - Local Planning Committee & Public Forum

Pendleton County Schools will hold a Local Planning Committee Meeting immediately preceded by a public forum on February 19, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Sharp Middle School.  The public is invited to attend. For more information, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 859-654-6911.


DECA Competes at Regional & State

Congratulations to Pendleton County DECA on their successes at recent regional & state competitions.

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FFA Competes at Regional Competition

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Regional Week at PHS

Girls Varsity Soccer Monday 5:30 at Scott vs Montgomery Co


Varisty Volleyball Monday 6:00 p.m. at Bracken Co vs Montgomery Co


Boys Varsity Soccer Tuesday 5:30 p.m. at Harrison Co vs Scott High
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2012-13 County Conservation Art & Writing Contests Winners

Congratulations to the 2013 Conservation Art & Writing Contest county winners.  There were 1036 Art entries and 443 Writing entries.

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Aspire For A Brighter Future Through Education

The public is invited to attend a critical meeting on education in Pendleton County to be presented on April 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Pendleton County High School. This meeting is being hosted by the Pendleton County Gateway Community and Technical College Focus Group in conjunction with the cities of Falmouth and Butler and the Pendleton County Fiscal Court. The purpose of the meeting is to hear a presentation by Mr. Ron Crouch, Research Director with the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet in Frankfort, regarding how education and workforce training can grow the economy and help create jobs in Pendleton County.

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School WILL BE in session Monday, February 18, 2013.  February 18 was designated as the first make-up day on the 2012-13 district calendar. 

Join Us Tonight at 6:15 pm!!!  
“We want all of our stakeholders to understand our new testing and accountability system”, commented Mr. Strong. This is why Pendleton County Schools will hold a community meeting on Thursday, October 18th from 6:15pm-7:00pm in the Pendleton County High School Auditorium to explain the new testing and accountability system, Unbridled Learning the Accountability Model.   The district is focused and committed to providing a high quality educational experience for all students. The district is excited about the new state standards and is working diligently to make sure Pendleton County students are college/career ready. The schools appreciate the support of the community and want to make sure all stakeholders have the opportunity to hear firsthand about the new testing system. We hope you will join us on October 18th.

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2013 Sharp Family Trust Awards Announced

The Pendleton County Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients of the Sharp Family Trust awards.  These students will be receiving $6,000 each year during their four years of college undergraduate study for a total of $24,000: 

Phillip Sharp Family Award for 2013 - Mariah Moore

PHS Class of 1962 Award – Wyatt Hatton


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Class of 2013 ~ Commencement Dates Announced

Graduation dates have been set !  The Class of 2013 Commencement will be Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the PHS gymnasium.  Admission by ticket only.  For guests' convenience, shuttle buses will be available from Southern Elementary & Sharp Middle School beginning at 5:45 p.m. and running continuously until 6:45 p.m.  Shuttle services will drop off guests at the gymnasium doors and deliver guests back to the respective locations.  In addition, this year there will be a drop-off  location designated on the bus-loop for those wishing to drop off guests and then go park. Because the shuttle buses will be loading & unloading via the bus loop,  those needing to drop someone off should do so in a timely manner and proceed back to parking area.

Other important senior dates all beginning at 7:00 pm:

Senior Scholarship/Awards Night - May 7 - PHS Auditorium

Baccalaureate - May 19 - PHS Auditorium

Senior Class Night - May 20 - PHS gymnasium

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38th District Boys & Girls Basketball Tourney Schedule

2013 District Basketball Tournament will takd place at Harrison Co High School.

Pendleton (home team) drew Harrison (visiting team) to be played on Monday, Feb 18th. Ladycats at 6:30 and Wildcats 25 minutes after the completion of the first game.

Nicholas Co and Robertson Co (HS formerly known as Deming) will play on Tuesday, Feb 19th.

Girls Championship on Thursday, Feb 21 at 7:00 6:00 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE DUE TO FORECAST OF FREEZING RAIN.
Boys Championship on Friday, Feb 22 at 7:00

Click here for tourney bracket.  GO LADYCATS & WILDCATS!

Go to Facebook Pendleton Co. Athletics and "Like" the page for up-to-the-minute athletic news & updates!

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Great Opportunity for PHS 10th & 11th Grade Students

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West Accepted to WKU Gatton Academy!

Congratulations to PHS student, Ian West, who has been accepted to the WKU Gatton Academy!!   Ian, the son of David & Andrea West, officially accepted  last week to this prestigious program.  Good luck and way to go, Ian!

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Employee Handbook SignOff Form Please click here after you have read the Pendleton County 2012-13 Employee Handbook.
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Summer Hours at the Schools & District Office Starting July 4th thru July 27th summer hours in the schools and district office will be observed.  Schools will be closed the week of July 4th.  Office hours are 8:00-3:30 during this time.
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Board Recognizes NKy & State Select Band

Congratulations to the following students who auditioned & were selected for the Northern Kentucky Select Band:  Sharp Middle students, Tommy Mounts, Kennedy Money, Andrew Hicks, & Rebecca Ammerman; and PHS students, Morgan Bay, Spencer Bay, Julia Holland, Mariah Moore, and Keith Steele. Spencer Bay was selected for the Wind Ensemble and the other students were selected for the Symphony Band.  Congratulations!!

Special congratulations to Spencer Bay who was selected to the Kentucky All-State Symphonic Band, based on his audition. Spencer is 3rd chair in the top band in the state. Way to go, Spencer!

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PCS Receives Toyota Grant

Pendleton Co. Schools is proud to announce the award of a grant from Toyota in the amount of $10,000 to be used for the purchase of I-pads for classrooms. Thank you to Northern Elementary teachers, Tina Record & Laura Caudill,  for their work on the grant application and to the Peluso Family for making the school aware of this grant program.  Toyoto was present at the February 28 board meeting to make the presentation of the $10,000 check. 

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PCS Now Has Overdrive Library eBook Lending

Pendleton County Schools is now a part of the Overdrive Library e-Book Lending network.  The system, available since January 29, is available 24/7, and requires a library card and a password.  Two books may be checked out for one week at a time, and they may be accessed through any eReader, tablet, or iOS or Windows device, including SmartPhones.  To log into the system, access Mrs. Carolyn Reid’s teacher webpage through Pendleton High School’s or Sharp Middle School’s sites, or access through Mrs. Theresa Turner’s teacher webpage through one of the elementary schools’ sites, then click on “Overdrive.”  Please contact Mrs. Reid with any issues.

Mize Receives Prestigious Art Award

Congratulations to PHS student, Andy Mize, for receiving an Honorable Mention in the George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest. This is a highly regarded national competition and Andy was the only student from Kentucky to receive recognition. You can view winning work on the website http://artcontest.nra.org. 

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PHS CheerCats Finish 4th at State

Congratulations to the PHS CheerCats who finished 4th place in the KHSAA Cheerleading State Tournament - 1A Small School Division. 




Congratulations to the PHS Ladycat Basketball team on winning the 38th District Title Thursday night.  Click here for the Girls' 10th Region Tournament bracket.

Check out Senior Scholarship & ACT Info in November's PHS "Senior Slate"
Click on Senior Slate above to see the latest scholarship & ACT information.

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Schools Gearing Up for Start of 2012-13 School Year
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District Working Hard to Keep Our Students Healthy during Flu Season

As we quickly enter the new year, warnings about the flu are dominating the news. The news media and Health Departments are reported an above average number of flu and flu-like cases this year.  Pendleton County Schools recognizes the vulnerability our students face with this flu-virus and is taking precautions to prevent its spread. 
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Miss Kentucky Brings "Heart" to PHS

Miss Kentucky Jessica Casebolt heard of PCHS’s Senior Wildcat Basketball Player, Garrett Appleman’s battle with heart issues this current season and wanted to share in his senior night as Pendleton County Wildcats took on Bourbon County at PCHS on Monday, Feb 11, to educate about Heart Health as well as thank PCHS for the early detection.

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Check Out PHS Scholarship Opportunities Scholarship submissions

Click here to go to the Scholarship Info page.

Board Approves 2013-14 District Calendar The Board of Education, at the October 18, 2012 board meeting, approved the 2013-14 district calendar. Click here for the 2013-14 calendar. 

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District's Site-Based Councils Unite The first meeting of "Councils United" was held September 27 and brought together SBDM councils of Northern Elementary, Southern Elementary, Sharp Middle, and Pendleton High Schools, giving all members first-hand information on Unbridled Learning the Accountability Model.    Julie Hubbard, Director of Curriculum & Assessment says that at Councils United, members were guided through the new testing system so that all understand and can share information pertaining to it.  The district administration values the SBDM representatives and know they are a vital part of our communication system. 
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All Juniors Prepare to take ACT on Tuesday, March 5
On the following dates, all juniors will be in testing groups preparing for or taking the ACT.
Tuesday, January 22  Period 6:   ACT Test- Taking strategies
Tuesday, January 29  Periods 1-4:   ACT scrimmage
Tuesday, February 26 Periods 5-6:   ACT non-cognitive data paperwork
Tuesday, March 5 Periods 1-4:   THE ACT  (state-wide on this date)

10th Region Girls Basketball Hall of Fame adds Kelsch-O'Hara & Tackett

Congratulations to Jenna Kelsch O'Hara & David Tackett who were inducted into the Class of 2012 Hall of Fame for the 10th Region.  Jenna was a star point guard for the PHS Ladycats & later went on to play at the collegiate level at Thomas More.  David Tackett, former PCS teacher & administrator, has been a Ladycat coach, fan, and supporter at all levels.  They were honored at the February 9 Ladycat basketball game.

PHS DECA Does Well at Regional Competition

Congratulations to Pendleton Co. High School DECA & advisor Mr. Tony Hoess on their recent success at regional competition. Click "Read More" for individual honors.

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Unbridled Learning the Accountability Model

You can’t compare apples to oranges and you can’t compare KCCT to K-PREP

We want all of our stakeholders to understand our new testing and accountability system. We hope you will find the following information about testing and accountability helpful. As a district our focus and commitment is in providing a high quality educational experience for all of our students. We are excited about the new state standards and are working diligently to make sure our students are college/career ready. Thank you for your continued support of Pendleton County Schools. Good to great…it really is happening here!    

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PHS Girls & Boys' Soccer District Tournament Schedule   Click here for 38th District Soccer Tournament Schedule.
Crouch to Play Volleyball at Thomas More

Congratulations to Brianna Crouch who signed to play collegiate volleyball at Thomas More.  She is the first Ladycat volleyball player in the history of the program to sign to play collegiately.   Congratulations & Good Luck, Brianna!

Newly-Elected Board Members Sworn In
The Pendleton County Board of Education met January 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the PHS Auditorium.  Newly elected board member, Ms. Shawn Nordheim, as well as incumbents, Mark Ross & Tony Spence, were sworn in by Mike Redden, Clerk of the Circuit Court for Pendleton County.

Congratulations to Ms. Nordheim on being elected to the board and to Mr. Ross and Mr. Spence on their re-election.

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Win A Wireless Lab for Our School

Help us win a wireless lab for PCHS.  The grand prize includes 20 tablets, and interactive whiteboard, three wireless access points; notebook cart; document camera; student response systems and a printer.  Also, schools will receive $5,000 from Discovery Education.  

The process is very simple.  Go to winawirelesslab.com and register.  You can enter to win daily.  The contest ends on May 3, 2013.  Don't delay; register today!!!!


2013 Governor Scholars Nominees

Congratulations to this year's nominees for the 2013 Governor's Scholars Program: Chelsea Brossart, Dakota Crouch, Hannah Fields, Julia Holland, Ronica Hutchison, Madison Steele. These students were selected in a competitive application process. Their applications will be forwared to the state level competition and they will be notified in late Spring if selected for this elite academic summer program and honor.
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BREAKFAST/LUNCH ON-LINE PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE!!  On-line payments for students' breakfasts & lunches are now available.  All you need is an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. 

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Your Feedback is Welcome!

Pendleton County Schools has just published its School Nutrition and Wellness Report Card for 2012.  Click here to access the report.  This brochure is provided in compliance with KRS 158.856 as an overview of the nutrition and physical activity available in the Pendleton Co. School District with the recommendation for areas of improvement. You may review  this brochure and provide any comments or recommendations to the Pendleton Co. Board of Education (859-654-6911) or Lisa Mitchell at lisa.mitchell@pendleton.kyschools.us.    Thank you for your interest & input.

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PHS Academic Team Tops the District

Congratulations to our PHS Academic Team District Champs!!  Click "Read More" for team & individual results.  Good luck at Regionals!

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Monroe Joins the 2000-Club

Congratulation to PHS Wildcat, Mason Monroe, who scored his 2000th point Friday, January 25, 2013 against Harrison County on the PHS hardwood.  This puts him the second all-time Wildcat scorer behind Talbert Turner, Jr. (Class of 1984) who has over 3100 high school career points.  Way to go, Mason!

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PCS Seeking Community Members to Serve on LPC
Pendleton County Schools is in the process of reviewing its District Facility Plan. The first step in the process is the establishment of a Local Planning Committee (LPC). The local planning committee consists of parents, teachers, administrators, district staff, board member and local business/community members. All members of the committee are selected within by the appropriate groups except the local/community members. Those members are selected by the board of education from a list of interested individuals. We are looking for three people to serve on this committee. If you are interested in serving on this committee or have questions, please contact Superintendent Anthony Strong at 859-654-6911 or mail a letter of interest to him at 2525 Hwy 27 N, Falmouth, KY 41040.

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Pledge for the "CURE" The week of October 21-27 is Kentucky Safe Schools Week.  Become part of the "cure" and stop bullying inschools by helping to create a healthy, safe  learning environment!  to pledge your support now!! 
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South FRYSC Receives Walmart Grant!

Walmart is a global company, but gives back locally – right in the neighborhoods where we live and work. Through the Local Giving Program, Walmart stores, Sam's Clubs and Logistics facilities help support the needs of their communities by providing Community Grants to local organizations.  Back in September, South FRYSC Family Advocate, Jodi Chaplin-Ramey, submitted the grant request for the Weekend Snack-Pack Program.  The Walmart Foundation and the Walmart store, Alexandria, KY, are proud to announce that the South Family Resource Youth Service Center has been selected to receive one of these grants - a $3,000 grant!!  Congratulations to Ms. Kelly Staten, SFRYSC Director, & Ms. Jodi Chaplin-Ramey on receiving this grant.  The Resource Centers of Pendleton County Schools are dedicated to  creating opportunities so the people of our community can live better.


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PHS CheerCats State Bound!

Congratulations to the Pendleton County High School CheerCats--10th Region Small Division Champs!  Also congratulations to Brittany Baumgartner who was one of the recipients of the Outstanding Cheerleader Scholarship.  The CheerCats will be competing January 26 at WKU in the state competition.  Congratulations & Good Luck!

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2012-13 Bus Routes
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PHS Students Chosen for Select Band Congratulations to the following students who auditioned & were selected for the Northern Kentucky Select Band on January 12:  Morgan Bay, Spencer Bay, Julia Holland, Mariah Moore, and Keith Steele. Spencer Bay was selected for the Wind Ensemble and the other students were selected for the Symphony Band.  Way to go, PHS Students!
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Athletics on Twitter Follow all athletic events on Twitter @PCCatNation.

Volleyball District Tourney at Harrison Co.

Click for Bracket Schedule

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