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


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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....


Northern Kentucky Parent Leadership Basecamp 101
The Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership(GCIPL) is a flagship initiative of the Prichard Committee created to develop the capacity to support successful public schools for all students. Since 1997, GCIPL has trained more than 2,000 parents and community members to be effective advocates for high quality schools. Today, GCIPL continues to grow and change to meet the needs of today’s busy parents and families and the increasing impact of technology on our lives. Basecamp 101 is a first step for parents and community leaders interested in taking active roles in public education in Kentucky – for their own children and all children. This free one-day training held, Saturday, November 4th from 9:30-3:30, will introduce participants to focused and effective approaches to engagement in Kentucky’s schools.   We believe that helping parents engage appropriately and effectively is best for them AND for our schools.  We have great school, community and state education leaders coming to help lead Basecamp at no cost to the participants.  Click here for more information

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.

School Success

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Bd of Ed to Hold Tax Hearing and Special Meeting

The Pendleton County Bd of Education will hold a Tax Hearing on September 5, 2017 in the District Training Room at 6 pm at Sharp Middle School. The agenda for the tax hearing can be found by clicking here.  Immediately following the tax hearing there will be a special bd meeting.  The agenda for the special bd meeting can be found by clicking here

Low Cost Home Internet for Students

Attention Parents:  If your area is served by Spectrum Cable, students who qualify for free or reduced lunch can get internet access at home for $15/month for a 30 Mbps connection with a modem included. Wifi is available for $5 more per month. Here is the link: https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist.html.

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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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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KCSS Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Social Studies Teacher

Kentucky Council for Social Studies (KCSS) is accepting nominations for Outstanding Social Studies Teacher. Administrators, parents, colleagues, students, former students, and community members are encouraged to nominate an Outstanding Social Studies Teacher. Please see the nomination packet for more details. The deadline is September 1, 2017. Please direct any questions to KYSocialStudiesAwards@gmail.com.

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.

STEM Days Out (Grades 6-8) STEM Day Out
Interested in introducing your Middle School Student to STEM careers? STEM Day Out is a FREE experiential learning opportunity for students across Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati! This program is designed to promote interest in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering & math). The workshop will allow for personal and in-depth career exploration. The students will learn about STEM careers first-hand by touring and visiting a local company. Host locations Include: Celanese, Gateway, General Cable,  KLH Engineering, Loreal, Cincinnati Childrens, Fidelity, Innovation Network, Safran, MAZAK, Northern Kentucky University, St. Elizabeth at Thomas More. Girls Day Out - July 11th & Boys Day Out - July 13. Click here to Register.

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.

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8th Grader Receives Surprise Visit Surprise visit

8th Grader, Douglas Witt, received a surprise visit from his brother, Master at Arms Seaman-Lucidious Witt of the United States Nacy while on leave from his duties on Friday, April 7th.  Seaman Witt is a 2015 graduate of Pendleton County High School. 

21st Century "Dream Big" Summer Camp 21st Century Program

SMS 21st Century program will host “Dream Big” summer camp May 30th-June 8th from 8a-3p.  The program is FREE & open to the first 50 registered.  Transportation and food provided.  Certified staff will provide Reading & Math activities with Enrichments including: STEM, Legos, sports,Take Apart Tuesday.  Field trips to: Cincinnati Zoo, NKU, Gateway Technical College, and Pendleton’s Judicial Center.    If interested contact Jordan Woodruff or Mariah Elrod at Phone: 859-496-2920  Email: Jordan.woodruff@pendleton.kyschools.us

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.

Celebrate School Library Month School Library Month

April is "School Library Month".  School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and their programs. The week of April 9–15 is National Library Week, and the 2017 theme is “Libraries Transform!” This week celebrates libraries, library staff, bookmobiles, and more. This is a great time to show some love to both your school libraries and the librarians who serve them & to encourage student engagement with our public library and all the great services it can offer.  Visit your Library today! Commissioner of Education, Dr. Stephen Pruitt submitted an article in Kentucky Teacher magazine entitled, "School Libraries, ROCK!!"  Read it HERE.

World Maker & Inventor Expo World Maker & Inventor
The World Maker & Inventor Expo is a celebration of making, inventing, problem solving and innovation with robotics, 3D printing, drones, aerospace, coding, micro-computing, CSI, Arduino, graphic design, engineering, and much more! The family-friendly expo will feature projects and programs from over 100 schools, universities, companies, and organizations in the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky regions. Enjoy workshops and competitions, including drone relays, 3D design, outlaw derby races, as well as delicious food from area food trucks! Location: Boone County High School (Florence, KY) Date/time: Saturday, April29 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (EDT) Cost: $5/advance, $7/door, or free if presenting/competing. For more information or to register online click here!

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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Recognize Outstanding Teachers in Science & Math! Presidential Award for Math & Science Teaching

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science – mathematics, science or STEM) teaching. Anyone – principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public – may nominate exceptional mathematics or science teachers who are currently teaching grades 7–12 for the 2016-2017 award year. Teachers may also apply directly at www.paemst.org. The Nomination Deadline is April 1, 2017 and the Application Deadline is May 1, 2017, for secondary school teachers (grades 7–12). Elementary school teachers (grades K–6) will be eligible to apply during a future cycle.

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.

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.

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!


Transportation Department Announces 2017-18 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  2017-18 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.