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District News

2018-19 School Calendar

The 2018-19 school calendar was approved at the November board meeting.  Click here to view it.

PCS Hosts Community-Wide Veterans Day Celebration
  A wonderful celebration for our Veterans was held on Saturday afternoon, November 11, at 3:00 p.m. in the Pendleton County High School Gymnasium.   The program recognized area Veterans as well as showcased the talents of the Pendleton County students. This celebration was planned cooperatively with Pendleton County Schools, American Legion & Auxiliary Post 109, VFW Post 1978, and the Disabled American Veterans.   

Click "Read More" for a video of the event. 

Transportation Department Announces 2017-18 Bus Routes

The Transportation Department is working diligently to organize bus routes so that students' travel times are held to a minimal.   Click here to view  2017-18 Bus Route (by road).  

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

 

Superintendent Search Survey

Please click on the link below to take the Superintendent Search Survey.  Your individual responses to this survey will remain anonymous and will be sent directly to the Kentucky School Board Association for analysis.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Pendleton18

Great Article About One of Our Students

From the Herald Leader....

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

No School on Friday, January 19

There will be no school on Friday, January 19.

BOE to Hold Meeting

The Pendleton County BOE will hold a Health and Wellness Hearing  on  January 18, at 6 pm in the District Training Room at Sharp Middle School. Immediately following the hearing, there will be the Regular January Meeting.  CLICK HERE for the agenda for the Health and Wellness Hearing and CLICK HERE for the agenda for the Regular January Meeting.

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 Jan 12

There will be no school on Friday, Jan 12. 

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.   

BOE to Hold Special December Board Meeting
 
 

The Pendleton County Board of Education will hold a special December Board Meeting on Monday, December 18, at 6:00 pm at the District Training Room. Click here  to view the Board Meeting agenda. 

Joint Meeting for Pendleton County Schools, Cities of Butler and Falmouth and Fiscal Court

There will be a Joint Meeting for Pendleton County Schools, Cities of Butler and Falmouth and Fiscal Court on  December 13, 2017 in the District Training Room at 6 pm at Sharp Middle School. The agenda for this meeting can be found by clicking here

Alice in Wonderland

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

2017-2018 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan

Pendleton County Schools welcomes your feedback and comments regarding our 2017-2018 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan.  Please email any suggestions to laura.pugh@pendleton.kyschools.us  by November 14. 

Click HERE to view the document.

Community-Wide Veteran's Day Celebration - November 11

Everyone is invited to the Community-Wide Veteran's Day Celebration on Saturday afternoon, November 11, at 3:00 p.m. in the Pendleton High School Auditorium. 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 & Auxiliary Post 109, VFW Post 1978, and the Disabled American Veterans.  A reception will precede the program at 2:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria for all veterans and their spouses/guests and at 3:00 pm these Veterans & special guests will enter into the celebration as a group through the NJROTC’s sword arch.

NKY Parent Leadership Basecamp 101

Base Camp

2017 Wall of Fame Inductee -- Mr. Terry Cummins

Wall of Fame

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

Click READ MORE below to see entire article

Used Exercise Equipment

The Pendleton County School District is selling some exercise equipment that is no longer being used in the John L Griffin Fitness Center.  Please see the following links for details, if interested.

https://publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1956112

https://publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1956124

https://publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1956124

https://publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1956118

https://publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1956113

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.

 

Bd of Ed to Hold Tax Hearing and Special Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beginning of School Activities

 

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Summer Hours at the Schools and District Office

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

Preschool Screenings

Preschool

Cooper Wins Golden Apple Award

Mrs. Lisa Cooper, teacher at SES, was recognized as being a Golden Apple recipient at the Excellence in Education Awards Dinner Thursday evening, April 26, at the BB&T Arena.

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

Congratulations to Mrs. Cooper!

School Employees & Students Honored by 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!

 

Community Wide Baby Shower

baby shower

SMS students win "Outstanding Team Spirit" award

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

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.

PHS Senior End of Year Dates

Date

School

Time

Event

May 7, 2017

PHS

7:00 pm

PHS Baccalaureate

May 8, 2017

PHS

7:00 pm

Scholarship Night

May 11, 2017

PHS

7:00 pm

PHS Class Night

May 17, 2017

PHS

7:00 pm

PHS Graduation

Vote for Appeals Committee Members

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

Click HERE

Help in our Search for a New HS Principal

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

Click here to continue.          

Kentucky/Pendleton County History Museum Project Exhibit

You are invited to attend the Kentucky/Pendleton County History Museum Project Exhibit on Thursday, April 27th in the PCHS Auditorium and Auditorium Lobby.  The exhibit will be open from 6:00 - 7:30 for your viewing pleasure.

 

Pendleton County GATES, KJHS, and PCHS Kentucky Studies students are hosting this event to share their research on Pendleton County and Kentucky history. Come learn about Kentucky history from students from all 4 PC schools. They have KY foods and music to share while visitors view documentaries, exhibits, and living sculptures.

SMS 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.

Evening of the Arts

The Pendleton County School District will host its annual “Evening of the Arts” on Thursday April 13th at Phillip A. Sharp Middle School. The event will take place from 5:30 until 8:00 and will showcase an exceptional display of artistic abilities from students representing all four schools in the district.  There will be visual art displays and workstations in the cafeteria, content area arts displays in the library including Kentucky United Nations Assembly global village displays, and musical and theatrical performances in the gymnasium and bandroom.  Concessions will be served throughout the event and children will be treated to free face painting.  If you have never attended “Evening of the Arts”, you are missing out on a celebration of the music, dance, drama and visual art talents of our Pendleton County students.  The event features something for everyone and the students and arts teachers are looking forward to entertaining all who attend.

Charter School Forum

Charter School Forum

 

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.

Employees of the Year Nominations Now Being Accepted

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

Click "Read More" for details!

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.

Wall of Fame Nominations Being Accepted

The Pendleton County Board of Education started, in 1993, recognizing outstanding graduates of Pendleton County Schools who have made outstanding contributions and/or achievements in their life.  This program was named “Wall of Fame” and each year recognizes a past Pendleton County Alumni who has made “unique and special contributions to society through their work or other notable activities.”  Each year the award recipient(s) are recognized during commencement exercises at Pendleton High School and their picture/bio portrait is displayed on the walls of the high school.  To be eligible for 2018  consideration, nominations must be received no later than March 31, 2017.

Click here to go to Wall of Fame page.

Check out our 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! 

PHS presents DEATH BY DESSERT

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.

No School on March 15

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

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.

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. 

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.

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.