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McTeacher Night McTeacher Night McTeacher Night McTeacher Night Art students celebrating Art Month with creative hats! Art students celebrating Art Month with creative hats! Art students celebrating Art Month with creative hats! Art students celebrating Art Month with creative hats! Art students celebrating Art Month with creative hats! Gabe Laffitte representing SMS at the NKU Regional Science Fair. Mr. Sledd & Mrs. Wade participating in celebrating student fundraiser sales with some silly string fun! Celebrating SMS Staff spotlight at Crayons to Computers Throw kindness like confetti! Underwater world Student artistic interpretation of arts related quotes. Visual Arts Paper Project These students received the “Outstanding Team Spirit” award for their video PSA for Safran Landing and manufacturing in general. These students received the “Outstanding Team Spirit” award for their video PSA for Safran Landing and manufacturing in general. Literacy Night Two Winners!
Social Butterflies! SuperHero Fun at the Halloween Dance Mrs. King's 1st Period Class celebrating Halloween Dress Up Day. Turtle Power! 7th Grade Hall #3 7th Grade Hall Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Student Breast Cancer Awareness Pink-Out 10-21 Summit Charge Sign Celebration Faculty with Cheerleaders Faculty Dap
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:

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!

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 under Recruitment Events.

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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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.

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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Retirees Recognized at August Board Meeting

Eight recent retirees were recognized during the Great News portion of the August Board Meeting on Thursday, August 18.   These employees had a combined total of 185.25 years of service to Pendleton County Schools. 



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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.


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 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.

Transportation Department Announces 2016-17 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  2016-17 Bus Route (by road).  All revisions from the original posting will be highlighted in yellow to help you.  Parents are urged to check back occasionally for any changes or updates.  For bus routes and additional transportation information, click the Transportation tab under Student Services.

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


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Principal's Corner

Welcome to our Sharp Middle School Family.  I have been fortunate enough to serve as Sharp Middle’s Assistant Principal for 3 years, and was blessed as the opportunity to become the Principal this year.  It has been a wonderful, excit...

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