Text Options for the Visually Impaired Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A Revert 
Close vision bar
Open vision bar

Sharp Middle School News

RSS feed icon
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.  


Preschool Screenings

Preschool screening


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

safety


Read More
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....

http://www.kentucky.com/…/prep-basket…/article192515329.html


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

Today's Tips for Parents: EnglishSchool Success Idea's for Parents: English Today's Tips for Parents: SpanishSchool Success Idea's for Parents: Spanish


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

Superintendent


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.

Please click "Read More" below for more important details.


Read More
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.

 


Read More
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.