Shannon Carey Receives Student Leadership Award

Miss Shannon Carey, senior at PHS, was presented the Student Leadership Award at the Excellence in Education Awards Dinner Thursday evening, April 28, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.  This award is presented  to a high school senior for exhibiting exemplary characteristics in leadership.


Congratulations to Shannon on receiving this award!

NKCAC Scholarship

Northern Kentucky Community Action is offering Scholarships to recognize students who have overcome challenges to pursue a higher education dream.  These scholarships are available to those qualifying students enrolled in an accredited institution offering certifications and/or degrees.  Monies can be used toward tuition and fees, books, or required school supplies. To find out more please contact our local Northern Kentucky Community Action Neighborhood Center located at 311 Park St., Falmouth, KY at 859-654-4054.  Applications are accepted until the funding runs out so please call today 

Construction Technology Open House at BCTC

Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) is hosting an Open House for the Construction Technology program on Wednesday, May 11 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Leestown campus (Building B) in Lexington. There will be a representative doing a demonstration on the total station equipment, which uses GPS satellites to survey and mark out a building. Professionals from business and industry will also be in attendance. No registration is required and refreshments will be provided! Parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend with their student. Attendees can arrive and leave as they please; they do not need to attend the entire length of the program. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the Construction Technology program. If you have additional questions about the event, please contact Claude Gross via email at

Journalism in the Digital Age Summer Workshop at NKU

The NKU Journalism in the Digital Age Workshop introduces high school students to the world of digital journalism. It offers a week (June 20-24 from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm) of hands on media and news gathering instruction, led by NKU faculty, students and media professionals. Topics range from interviewing and video editing to newswriting, photography, journalism, ethics and law, and digital media. Your registration fee of just $100 includes a full week of hands-on instruction, use of the state-of-the-art technology in NKU’s College of Informatics and lunch throughout the week. We accept reservations on a first-come, first-served basis, but enrollment is limited. Register now to ensure your spot in this unique program.

NKASSP $500 Scholarship for the Class of 2016

The Northern Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals (NKASSP) will be awarding two $500 scholarships to two 2016 high school graduates.  The scholarship money can be used for any post-secondary path including college, trade school or the armed forces. High School Seniors who wish to apply must answer the following question: Please explain why you should be awarded the NKASSP Scholarship.  All answers should be typed, and should be contained to one 8.5 x 11 inch standard piece of paper. At the close of your essay, please type your name, your high school and your cell phone number. All entries should be emailed to Ms. Estenfelder, Principal of Walton-Verona High School at by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 15th.

FBLA Heading to State Competition!




Good luck to the following FBLA members as they compete next week at the State Competition.

  • Parliamentary Procedure Team: Nancy Shoemaker, Morgan Sydnor, Grace Beebe, Emilee Feltner, Madison Wirth (Placed 1st place at regionals)

  • Public Speaking: Hailey Wiggins (Placed 1st at regionals)

  • Future Business Leader: MacKenzie Moore (placed 2nd at regionals)

  • Accounting: Madison Sydnor (Placed 3rd at regionals)

  • Local Chapter Scrapbook: Madison Sydnor and Madison Harlow (Placed 3rd at regionals)

  • Agribusiness: Krystal Fields (Placed 4th at regionals)

Allison Lenox was elected as Region 4 President and will also serve on the State Executive Council.

PHS Senior End of Year Dates

Senior Awards Night will be on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the high school auditorium.  Baccalaureate services will be on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Class Night will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.  Commencement will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Summer Engineering Camps at University of Dayton

See the world in a whole new light with engineering!  Be a part of the innovation by attending one of two summer camps at University of Dayton School of Engineering.  CoEd Summer Honors Engineering Camps June 5-10 or June 26-July1 & Women in Engineering Summer Camp July 10-15.  You'll learn from professional engineers and experience the teamwork, imagination and talent they use every day to bring visions for change to life!

Scholarship Opportunity for CTE Students

The Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) is proud to support the Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program, offering 510 scholarships up to $2,500 each to students pursuing a career or technical certificate/degree at a community college. The scholarships are made possible through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Walter Scott, Jr., former chairman of the Horatio Alger Association and current president of the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund. The application is open March 15-June 1.  

Board of Education To Meet April 21

The Pendleton County Board of Education will meet Thursday, April 21, at 7:00 pm in the District Training Room (2nd Floor) at Sharp Middle School.  Click here for the regular April meeting agenda.

Rotary Sponsoring “Linda’s Legacy” for PHS Juniors and Seniors

Linda’s Legacy” was started by the Falmouth Rotary Club in the fall of 2015 to leave a lasting tribute to Linda Thornton. Linda Sue Morris Thornton passed away on June 30, 2015 at River Valley Nursing Home. Linda was a retired educator, realtor and Falmouth Rotarian.  Linda was a strong advocate for education, and even though retired, she spent much of her time volunteering with the schools and other educational programs. She worked tirelessly to assist those who wanted to go to college and she pursued ways to make that dream a reality.

“Linda’s Legacy” is a Rotary scholarship which is awarded every year to current Juniors and Seniors at Pendleton County High School. Currently, PHS has dual credit college classes offered by Gateway Community College and Northern Kentucky University. This scholarship allows for students to apply for financial assistance to take these college classes offered at PHS.

The Falmouth Rotary is happy to announce the first winners of the scholarship. Avery Booth and Cheyenne Meadows are the first recipients of this scholarship. 

On Feb. 18, members of the Falmouth Rotary gathered for a picture. All present knew that Linda would be very pleased with this tribute to our local PHS students in her honor.


Madison Wirth Signs with Union University

Congratulations to Madison Wirth who signed the National Letter of Intent to play soccer with Union University in Jackson, TN on February 3, 2016.

New ACT Online Prep Available for Free to Fee Waiver Students

An enhanced version of ACT Online Prep™ launched December 18, 2015. As part of the ACT mission to provide test preparation tools to all low-income students, this new product is available for free to all students who register for a national ACT test date with a fee waiver. Students who register for the February 2016 ACT test or any subsequent test date using a low-income fee waiver will automatically receive free access to ACT Online Prep for a year. To qualify for a fee waiver, students must be enrolled in 11th or 12th grade; be either a United States citizen or testing in the U.S., U.S. territories or Puerto Rico; and meet one or more selected indicators of economic need. Learn more by reading a full press release of the initiative here.


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.


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.

Principal's Corner

Testing season is upon us.  Next week our juniors will be taking the ACT assessment.  During this time sophomores and freshman will also be doing and ACT type scrimmage called CERT.  We want to make sure that every student has a change...

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