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PENDLETON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCE SENIOR DATES

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

safety

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.     

 

Preschool Screenings

Preschool screening

Pendleton County Superintendent Screening Committee Will Meet

The Pendleton County Superintendent Screening Committee will meet on Thursday, April 19, at 6 pm in the District Traiining Room at Sharp Middle School.  To see the agenda, click here.  

Pendleton County Superintendent Screening Committee Will Meet

The Pendleton County Superintendent Screening Commitee will meet this Thursday evening, April 12 at 6 pm in the District Training Room at Sharp Middle School.  To view the agenda please click here

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.  

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 30, 2018.

Click here to go to Wall of Fame page.

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!

No School March 21

No School on March 21  due to snow. 

BOE to Hold Meetings

The Regular March Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on  Thursday,  March 15, 2018 in the District Training Room at 6 pm at Sharp Middle School. The agenda for this meeting can be found by clicking here. 

There will also be a Finance Corporation Meeting held at 7 pm.  The agenda for this can be found by clicking here.

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

There will be a Joint Meeting for of the Pendleton County Schools, Cities of Falmouth and Butler and Pendleton County Fiscal Court on  March 14, 2018 in the District Training Room at 6 pm at Sharp Middle School. The agenda for this meeting can be found by clicking here

Joint Meeting of the Pendleton County Superintendent Screening Committee and Pendleton County Board of Education

There will be a Joint Meeting for of the Pendleton County Superintendent Screening Committee and Pendleton County Board of Education on  March 13, 2018 in the District Training Room at 6 pm at Sharp Middle School. The agenda for this meeting can be found by clicking here

Cast Vote for Viewer's Choice Award for Video Club Competition

Please vote for our viewer's choice award for our video club competition! 

The system tracks email so you can only vote once per email. You can use multiple email addresses on one computer so vote away!! Thank you so much for your help! 

Let’s go SMS! 🐾

https://www.dreamitdoitoki.com/voting/election/7

ATech Training

BOE to Hold Special Board Meeting
 
 

The Pendleton County Board of Education will hold a special Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 6, at 8 am at the Board of Education Conference Room.  Click here  to view the Board Meeting agenda. 

School Will Not Be In Session on Feb 19

At the February 13th board meeting the board of education amended this year’s calendar for February 19th to a teacher work rather than a makeup day for students. Students will be off next Monday as planned. Change was made due to short notification of makeup day. Students will not be required to make up that day.

BOE to Hold February Meeting

The Pendleton County BOE will hold their February meeting on February 13,  2018 at 6 pm in the District Training Room at Sharp Middle School. CLICK HERE for the agenda for this meeting.

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.

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. The survey will end on February 5.

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

No School on Monday, Feb 5

There will be no school on Feb 5.

No School Feb 2

There will be no school on Friday, Feb 2

Great Article About One of Our Students

From the Herald Leader....

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

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.

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.   

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

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.

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

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.