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Camp Wildcat and Schedule Pick-Up

Camp Wildcat and Schedule Pick-Up


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Special Opportunity!


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

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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....

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


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.

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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.

Click HERE


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.


SMS Student Participates in Science & Engineering Fair at NKU G. L Science Fair

Sharp Middle School is excited to celebrate 6th grader, Gabriel Laffitte, and his recent participation in the 22nd Science & Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky (SEFNK) held on Saturday, February 25th, 2017, at Northern Kentucky University.  SEFNK is a regional fair affiliated with the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. On the morning of the February 25th, 140 students groups ranging from grades 4-12, from 43 schools across the northern Kentucky region came to NKU to compete for numerous awards sponsored by SEFNK, NASA, Intel and more.


SMS to host Operation Prepartion Operation Preparation

Sharp Middle School will host Operation Preparation for all 8th Graders on Thursday, March 16th.  Operation Preparation is a joint effort of the Kentucky Department of Education and the Department of Workforce Development that provides a powerful opportunity for schools, students, parents and communities to collaborate in the process of effective advising and focus attention on the importance of planning for college and/or career. Students will meet with trained volunteer community advisors one-on-one in career areas of interest. The community advisor will use the student’s Individual Learning Plan to discuss the student’s:

  • career aspirations, required education/training and workforce skills
  • whether the student is on target to meet their goals
  • whether the student is taking the courses recommended to prepare them for a successful future

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.


Middle School Receives Awards at the Kentucky United Nation’s Assembly! PSMS Delegation

Congratulations to our Sharp Middle School KUNA delegation for their outstanding performance at this year’s Kentucky United Nation’s Assembly and their Delegation of Excellence award. 


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Sharp Middle School's Manufacturing Video Club Wins Award Safran Video Award

Congratulations to Sharp Middle School's manufacturing video club!


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SMS students win "Outstanding Team Spirit" award SMS

Congratulations to Mrs.  Lustenberg, Ms. Beaupre and all of the students involved in producing the manufacturing video PSA with Safran Landing.  They received the “Outstanding Team Spirit” award during the awards ceremony last night at NKU


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PHS presents DEATH BY DESSERT Drama

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

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CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO THAT SHARP MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS MADE

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


Sharp Middle School Requests Your Input for Principal Characteristics

Sharp Middle School Needs Your Input

SMS SBDM would like your input in determining the characteristics desired in our next principal. We invite you to take a few minutes to rank these qualities by completing a survey. Click here to complete the survey on-line. 


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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.


FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT!

Sharp will be holding its first annual Family Literacy Night on Thursday, March 2, from 5:00-7:00 PM.  Literacy Night will feature


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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. 


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.


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.


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.


Infinite Campus and Parent Portal Announcements

Students and Parents,

Infinite Campus will/may be down/unavailable over Christmas break due to everything being moved to the cloud. Previous bookmarks will need to be updated. Thank you for your understanding.


MSU Craft Academy Visit Day MSU Craft Academy
Craft Academy will be hosting one more on campus event this Saturday, December 3rd from 10 AM-Noon, for students to visit Morehead State University & to meet Craft Academy staff and current students and take a campus and Craft Academy tour.  Interested students may register online at www.moreheadstate.edu/craft-academy under Recruitment Events.

Preschool Screenings


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.    


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.


SHARP Middle School Students Support Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness

Sharp Middle School students and staff show their support for breast cancer awareness by participating in a pink out on Friday, October 21st.


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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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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Craft Academy and Morehead State University MSU Craft Academy

Craft Academy and Morehead State University will be hosting an Open House Event. We invite all interested 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th graders to join us.


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STOMP OUT BULLYING! Stomp out Bullying

STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S.


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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 


Sharp Staff is United in Pursuing Excellence!

The Faculty & Staff of Sharp Middle School is excited for the start of a new school year! We are happy to celebrate our love of education and strive to meet the needs of our students each and every day!


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.


PSMS School Based Decision Making Council Parent Nominations

"Nomination forms for the parent representatives of Sharp's School Based Decision Making Council were sent home with 5th, 6th & 7th graders a couple of weeks ago.  


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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.


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.


Sharp Middle School Basketball Games Canceled for Jan 13

Both the boy and girl's Sharp Middle School basketball games scheduled for tonight, Jan 13, are canceled.


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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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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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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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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.

Click "Read More" for more information. 


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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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"Camp Wildcat" at Sharp Middle School

North Family Resouce/ Youth Services Center Presents "Camp Wildcat"

A day long orientation designed to help incoming 6th graders ease into the world of middle school! 

Wednesday, July 29th 10:45AM-4:00PM

Students will need to pack a lunch and drink

Please pick up your child by 4:00PM, schedule pick up and fee payments available 4:00PM to 6:00PM

All students received a flyer and sign up form before school dismissed for the summer. 

Questions please contact Darlene Wright at 472-5518 or email

darlene.wright@pendleton.kyschools.us

 


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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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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Eighth Grade Reception and Program

Thursday, June 4 we will be honoring our 8th grade students at our 8th grade reception and program. The reception with cookies and punch will begin at 6:00 and the program will start at 6:30. We look forward to seeing you at this special event.


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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SMS Art Teacher Receives Golden Apple Award

Mrs. Lauren Elliott, Visual Art teacher at Phillip Sharp Middle School, was recently presented with the Golden Apple Award at the NKY Excellence in Education Celebration at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on March 26, 2015.

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


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.


SHOWING OFF SHARP!

On Wednesday, April 22 Sharp Middle School will be hosting “Showing off Sharp” from 5:00-8:00.


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SBDM Council Parent Representative Nominations and Election

Nominations are now being accepted ...


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Dr. Phillip Sharp to Visit Pendleton County


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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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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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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.


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.

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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.


SMS CheerCats Receive Academic Awards

Eight Sharp CheerCats were honored by the Northern Kentucky Cheer Coaches Association for their academic success.  Congratulations to Maddie Wanstrath, Haley Volz.  Standing: Krystal Kuessner, Kynlee Cornett, Anna Baxter, Courtney Baird, Savannah Holland, and Cassidy Reed.


PC SCHOOLS IN SESSION TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

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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GREAT DAY FOR PC ARCHERY 1ST REGIONAL TOURNEY

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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2015 District Basketball Tourney Schedule

Click here for the 2015 District Basketball Tourney Schedules.


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SCHOOLS CLOSED THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5

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


ON TO STATE GOVERNOR'S CUP FOR SHARP MIDDLE!

On Saturday, January 31, Sharp Middle School Academic Team traveled to Campbell County Middle School for Regional Governor’s Cup.   Allie Redden placed fourth in Arts and Humanities written assessment, and Sharp’s FPS team consisting of Aaron Thomas, Casey Jones, Leah Moore, and Sarah Monroe, took first place!  Allie and the FPS team will travel to Louisville in March for State Governor’s Cup competition.


TWO-HOUR DELAY - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2

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


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.


ONE-HOUR DELAY - TUESDAY, JANUARY 27

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


Sharp Middle School Academic Team Excels at Districts

Congratulations to Sharp Middle School's Academic Team who did well at District Competition.  The Quick Recall team went undefeated in four rounds of competition and took 1st place, and Sharp’s Future Problem Solving team tied for first place.

Click "Read More" for individual accomplishments.


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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.


CATS VS. CANCER WHITE-OUT GAME - JANUARY 30

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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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.


SCHOOLS CLOSED - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7

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. 


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 


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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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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SCHOOL IN SESSION THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, USING WEATHER PLAN

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.


PCS Early Childhoold Forum

Calling all parents, educators, and community members


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PCS Early Childhoold Forum

Calling all parents, educators, and community members


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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.

 


PCS Early Childhood Forum

Calling all parents, educators, and community members . . .


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Phillip A. Sharp Middle School K-PREP Results 2014

Each spring, the 6th-8th grade students take the Kentucky state assessment (K-PREP), which is based on Common Core Standards.  We would like to share our 2014 K-PREP results:


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Picture Re-Take Day

PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY - Tuesday-October 28, 2014

If your student was absent on our earlier picture day, or if you are just not satisfied with the pictures, this is your opportunity to have them taken again or for the first time.
 


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COMMUNITY-WIDE VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION - NOVEMBER 11, 2014

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.


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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"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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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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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.


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.

 

 


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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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.


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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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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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.


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.


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. 
 


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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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:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahhj3wxxkdM


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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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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!


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.


Eighth Grade Awards Breakfast

THE DATE HAS CHANGED - You are cordially invited to attend a very special program honoring the 2013-2014 eighth grade class of Phillip A. Sharp Middle School. As these students prepare to leave their middle school years behind, we want them to know we wish them well. Please join us for an:


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TESTING DATES HAVE CHANGED! TESTING DATES for PHILLIP A. SHARP MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (The KPREP Test)


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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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SBDM Council Parent Representative Nominations and Elections

     Nominations are now being taken for parent representatives to the 2014-2015 Sharp Middle School – School-Based Decision Making Council. If you would like to be a parent representative  and are, or will be a parent, step parent or legal guardian who will have students enrolled in the middle school  in the fall of 2014, and are not a district school employee, a local board member or a spouse of a school board member, please complete the form that your student brought home this week and return to school by April 22, 2014. The parent representative election will be held on May 13, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the front office.

 


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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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.


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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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".


Evening Events Updates for February 6, 2014

Click "Read More" for today's athletic updates!

 


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"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.


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.


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


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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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.

 

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

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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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.

Schedule of Upcoming Parent Programs and North FRYSC Christmas Assistance Requirements

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"Understanding your child's behavior" Parent Success Skills

PARENT NIGHT
Presented by:

Phillip A. Sharp Middle School Counseling Program
and the North Family Resource Youth Service Center.


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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.


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


Addition to Supply List

Art - one composition notebook, one package of Black Mirado Warrior pencils


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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Supply List

SUPPLY LIST - This year we have one list for all middle school students.


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PRACTICE RUN FOR PENDLETON COUNTY BUSES

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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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.


Special PSMS SBDM Council Meeting - June 28, 2013

The Phillip A. Sharp Middle School SBDM Council will hold a special meeting June 28, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. in the PSMS Media Center. Agendas & minutes may be accessed by clicking here or clicking on the School-Based Council link on the left side of the PSMS homepage.


SMS SBDM to Meet June 17

The Sharp Middle School SBDM will hold a special meeting June 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the SMS library.  Agendas & minutes may be accessed by clicking here or clicking on the Site-Based Council link on the left side of the SMS homepage.


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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Sharp Middle KUNA Delegation Takes Top Honors

Congratulations to the 2013 Phillip A. Sharp Middle School KUNA delegation for taking the YMCA top honor of "Outstanding Country" for their representation of Greece during Global Village, International Stage, Pro/Con Debate, Proposal Presentation, and Security Council.


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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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KUNA

 Congratulations to the 2013 Phillip A. Sharp Middle School KUNA delegation for taking the YMCA top honor of "Outstanding Country" for their representation of Greece during Global Village, International Stage, Pro/Con Debate, Proposal Presentation, and Security Council. 


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Free Community Health Fair


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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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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.


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.


SMS Teacher Named NKEA Teacher of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Cayeann Cowan, SMS teacher who was named NKEA Teacher of the Year Award. Ms. Louise Steidel, from the NKEA (Northern Kentucky Education Association) Board of Directors, a KEA-Retired Member who serves on the NKEA Teacher of the Year Committee, presented the award to Ms. Cowan, which included a personalized glass trophy, a $500 check, and also a plaque engraved plaque that will remain in the KEA-Northern Kentucky Office in Hebron and will also contain the name of future winners.


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Cayeann Cowan - Teacher of the Year Cayeann Cowan and Louise Steidel

Cayeann Cowan, Phillip A. Sharp Middle School Teacher, was awarded the Northern Kentucky Education Association Teacher of the Year Award on February 27, 2013.


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SCHOOLS CLOSED MARCH 17, 2014

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


Parent Advisory Council Sponsors Dance

The Parent Advisory Council sponsored a Valentine’s Day dance on Thursday, February 14.

 


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Sharp Middle School's Updated Tourney Schedule
6th Grade Middle School Region Tourney is being played at Sharp Middle School.
Games scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 5th will be played as scheduled---- Ockerman v St. Pius at 5:30 and Twenhofel v Holmes at 6:45.

Games scheduled for Monday, Feb 4th will be played on Wed, Feb 6th----- IHM v Gray at 5:30 and Campbell Co v Woodland at 6:45

Semi-finals on Thursday, Feb 7th at 5:30 and 6:45.
Championship at Turkeyfoot MS on Sat, Feb 9th at 11:15 AM

 


PC SCHOOLS CLOSED MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23

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.


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.


SCHOOLS CLOSED FEBRUARY 1, 2013

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.


Scheduling for Success at PHS

ATTENTION STUDENT & PARENTS - GRADES 8-11

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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PCS on Regular Schedule January 29

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


Relay to Life Hooves & Paws Game-January 25


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Sharp Middle School GATES presents "Annie"

January 25 & 26


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Annie, Jr.! The Cast of Annie, Jr.
Sharp Middle School Students to Perform Annie Jr.

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2013 Northen Kentucky Select Band

2013 Northern Kentucky Select Band Members
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Early Detection Can Save Lives
Mobile Mammography Screenings
PENDLETON COUNTY SCHOOLS
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11
(11AM-5PM)

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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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PSMS Welcomes New Counselor Phillip A. Sharp Middle School is happy to welcome Jacob Hornberger, as an additional counselor. Mr. Hornberger began on January 2, 2013.
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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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PSMS Success at Kentucky Youth Association
 

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SHARP MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON 2012
            This season the Sharp Middle School Football team had their first winning season finishing 5-4 and making the playoff’s for the first time. This was the 6th season for the middle school program and it was exciting from beginning to end.
 
            The season truly started in January, 2012 when Varsity Head Coach Terry Brown began a series of meetings to restructure the football program from the youth league through the varsity program. Initial decisions included organizational restructuring, increased fundraising at the varsity program and player retention. Coach Brown decided on a plan of action which included (1) oversight of the youth league and (2) integration of the middle school football program into the varsity program. The integration of the middle school program into the varsity program included hiring a head coach, implementing the offensive and defensive system run at the varsity level into the middle school program, training the middle school coaching staff and requiring a long term commitment from the Coaches. Read more . . .

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PSMS Success at Kentucky Youth Association
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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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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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Sharp Wins at Academic Team Regionals and Headed to State!!

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

Aaron Thomas—3rd place Math

Allie Redden—3rd place A & H

FPS—1st place Region

Quick Recall—2nd place Region

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2nd Place OVERALL in Region!

Great job, SMS Academic Team!


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Sharp Red/Black Madness

Sharp Middle School will be hosting RED/BLACK Madness on Friday, November 13th starting at 5:30.

 

The 6th, 7th and 8th grade teams for both Ladycats and Wildcats will be in action as well as the CheerCat squads.

 

The first year Sharp Archery Team will also be introduced.

 

Chili, sandwiches, drinks and dessert will be offered to support Sharp Athletics.

 

Come out, have a bowl of chili on a cold night and support the Sharp Wildcats and Ladycats.

 


"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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PBIS “Showing Off Sharp” Night- Thursday, March 28th from 5-8pm

The PBIS Sharp Middle School team is pleased to announce our first "Showing Off Sharp" night on Thursday, March 28th from 5-8.  This evening will be packed with art displays, presentations, and athletic events including a student vs. faculty game. Students, family members, and community members are invited to visit Sharp on the 28th for an enjoyable evening.  If you have questions regarding Showing Off Sharp night, please contact Assistant Principal Mrs. Dennie or School Counselors Mr. Hornberger or Mrs. Thornton for additional information.


Sixth Grade Welcome Back Dance! Wednesday-August 22, 2012
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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.

 


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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“Care Groups/College and Career Day” Coming Up at SMS

On Tuesday, April 16th Sharp Middle School will host their first College and Career Day.  For this event, students will get the opportunity to hear from guest speakers representing various college and career choices.  Students will also meet for the first time in SMS Care Groups with teachers. The goals of SMS Care Groups include: build relationships with students, providing a mentor for all students, and using ILPs and test data to help students plan for their future.  If you or someone you know would be interested in assisting with  SMS College and Career Day, please contact Assistant Principal Mrs. Dennie or School Counselor Mr. Hornberger.


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

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7th & 8th Grade Welcome Back Dance! Friday-August 24, 2012
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Preschool Screenings, Feb 12, 2016


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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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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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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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Science Fair Winners!

Congratulations!

Science Fair Winners


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School Pictures - Friday, August 24, 2012
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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. 


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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Silver Key Scholastic Winner - Mikinley Grace Lustenberg

  Her artwork, "Surrounded" was created to illustrate the way that people sometimes feel when overwhelmed by things or people. 


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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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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.


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.

 


WILL YOU LEND A HAND TO BE A VOLUNTEER?

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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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.


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.

 


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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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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BOARD APPROVES 2014 MEETING DATES

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.


SMS FCCLA Success at STAR Events

Congratulations to Sharp Middle School's FCCLA members who competed at regional STAR Events Friday, February 8.  21 students competed in ten events, all placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.  First place winners will compete at the state FCCLA meeting in March. 


PCS ANNOUNCES STOP! TIPLINE …REPORT BULLYING “ONLINE”

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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PCS SCHOOLS IN SESSION FEBRUARY 18

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. 


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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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.


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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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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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.


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


County S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g Bee Winners!

The county spelling bee was held Wednesday, January 23, in the PHS auditorium under the direction of Ms. Pamela Harper.  Congratulations to Spelling Bee Champion Bailey Hardy, SMS 8th grader; 2nd Place Anna Askren, SMS 7th grader; 3rd Place Baileigh Tackett, SES 5th grader.  Individual school winners advancing to the county bee included: NES students Samantha Verst & Emma Reid, SES students Emily Cobb & Baileigh Tackett, and SMS students Bailey Hardy, Casey Jones, & Anna Askren.  Congratulations to these excellent spellers!


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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". 


Academic Team Brings Home Trophy

Second Place Over-All!


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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. 


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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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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Employee Handbook SignOff Form Please click here after you have read the Pendleton County 2012-13 Employee Handbook.
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Superintendent moves closer to leading statewide organization

Click here to read entire article.


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.     

 


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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Dress Code

The following is a list of guidelines for appropriate school dress.   These guidelines have been put in place to present a positive, safe and productive atmosphere for each child at Sharp Middle School.  This policy is


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Schools Gearing Up for Start of 2012-13 School Year
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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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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.
Pendleton Co. Schools Remember 9-11 with Pride  

Sharp Middle School students, teachers, & guests paused to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with a ceremony out in front of the school, centering around the flag pole.  The PHS ROTC opened the ceremony presenting  the colors.  Pendleton County Judge-Executive Henry Bertram, Representative Tom McKee,  as well as Superintendent Strong spoke to the crowd.  A representative from the Governor's office brought greetings from Governor Beshear.  Thanks to Veteran Bill Ashcraft & Sharp Middle School administration for hosting this ceremony. 


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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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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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2012-13 Bus Routes
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