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Kelly Hall Selected as HCPS Teacher of the Year Pictured from left to right, Carmarita Stovall, Amy Johnson, Kelly Hall, Sarah Lyons, Angie Denny, and Russell Cooper

Congratulations to Kelly Hall for earning HCPS Teacher of the Year!   Kelly’s passion for teaching is evident the minute you walk in her classroom.   The outstanding instructional strategies she implements in her classroom each day is coupled with a genuine love and high expectations for each student.  Kelly will receive $500 to purchase classroom materials or to attend an educational conference of her choosing. 

TSA Wins at Regional Conference TSA Winners

Sponsors Andrew Shearer and Jeremy Holcomb are proud to announce that the HCHS chapter of the Technology Student Association brings home several winners from its regional conference.  Click for the results!

FBLA Wins at Regional Conference Winners

FBLA Sponsor Barney Sutley is proud to announce this year's winners at the Region 3 Conference., saying, "This was a great conference for our chapter. 60% of our chapter that went to the conference is qualified to compete at the state conference in April."  Congrats HCHS FBLA!  Click to see the results!!

HCHS Students Wow KY Teachers HCHS KySTE Presentations

Library Media Specialist, Rachel Burgin, and her students wowed the crowd at last week's KySTE conference!  Click for more pictures and info.

Tickets on sale now for Footloose Footloose the Musical

Tickets for the HCPS production of Footloose are now on sale!  We've already sold over 125 in an hour, so secure your seats today!




Henry County Schools Recognized for Energy Efficiency Energy Star Certification

Henry County Schools Recognized for Energy Efficiency

District earns ENERGY STAR certification in all five schools


(FRANKFORT, KY. Feb. 23, 2017) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today recognized the Henry County School District for earning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification in all of the district’s five school buildings. Certificates signed by Governor Matt Bevin and Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely were presented to school officials during the February 23 meeting of the Henry County Board of Education.

Henry County became the 18th school district in Kentucky to have 100 percent of its schools certified ENERGY STAR.

HC Wildcat Chorale Gets Silver HCPS Choir - Princeton

The HC Wildcat Chorale, directed by James Russell Cooper, placed 3rd in their class and received a silver rating on their first ever trip to Interkultur's international choral competition in Princeton, NJ.  Choirs from China, Indonesia, Puerto Rico, and the USA competed in six different categories.  The students also had a coaching session with T.J. Harper, the Dept of Music Chair from Providence College of Music and the Director of American Choral Directors Association's International Conductors Exchange Program.  Mr. Cooper is extremely proud of their first appearance and hopes for more trips.  To see pictures and watch videos of their performances, check out the Henry County Public Schools Fine Arts Facebook page.

kidFriendly Student Survey kidFriendly

Students are asked to complete the following survey for the kidFriendly grant.  Survey deadline is March 31.  Click here to take the survey.

Henry County Spelling Bee Participants Students pictured (left to right)  Georgia Anderson (6), Joshua Rankin (8), Kennady Follas (6), and Sydney Raymer (8)

Congratulations to  Henry County Spelling Bee participants!  Joshua Rankin 1st Place and Georgia Anderson for her 2nd place finish.  Joshua will be representing Henry County at the Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee on March 11th. Pictuted from Left to Right  Georgia Anderson (6), Joshua Rankin (8), Kennady Follas (6), and Sydney Raymer (8)


NCWIT Award Recipient NCWIT Aspirations in Computer Science

Congratulations to Lori Porter, Henry County HS student attending the iLEAD Academy in Carrollton, for receiving the National Center for Women and Information Technology's Aspirations in Computer Science award!  Read more about Lori's involvement in technology here.

*NCWIT Aspirations in Computer Science logo attained from this address.

Student Voice Survey

In the coming weeks, students in grades 3 through 12 will be asked to complete a survey about their teacher(s).  The questions they answer will be compiled to provide teachers with valuable information about thier teaching practice.  If you do not want your child to participate, please print and sign the waiver form and return to your school.

HCHS Students Perform with UofL Collegiate Chorale HCHS Students

Eight students represented Henry County very well Sunday and Monday.  These students rehearsed incredibly advanced music with other top high school musicians and the students of the UofL Collegiate Chorale, culminating in a fantastic performance.   Congratulations - Kera Merritt, William Carnal, Abbey Tuggle,              Abbi Warren, Whitney Rodgers, Kent Gundelach, Gabe Hughes, Austin Preston

HCPS Goes 1-to-1!

Henry County Public Schools are excited to announce Power to Learn (Power to Learn, P2L), the district’s 1-to-1, student-to-computer initiative.  Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, 6th through 12th grade students will have access to their own Chromebook that can be used not only at school but also at home.

HCMS Academic Team - District Champs!!!

The HCMS Academic Team had an AWESOME day at District competition!  

1st Place Overall

1st Place in Quick Recall

1st Place in Future Problem Solving


100% HS Voter Registration!
2017-2018 Calendar Approved picture of calendar

The Henry County Board of Education approve the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.  Early release days are yet to be determine.  Click on Calendar in the menu bar to download a copy of of the calendar.

HCHS Cheerleaders 8th Region Champs! HCHS Cheerleaders

The HCHS Cheerleaders are 8th Region Champs!  They will compete at the state championship on Saturday at the Alltech Arena in Lexington! 

Veterans Day Program at HCHS Veterans Day Program

The HCHS school-wide Veterans Day program will be this Friday beginning at 10:00am in the large gymnasium.  Everyone is invited, including your friends and families.  Veterans are invited to breakfast at 8:45am.   

Fall Play Auditions

Auditions for the fall play, Night Watch by Lucille Fletcher, will be after school in the high school auditorium on Tuesday, August 16 FROM 3:30-4:30.  Auditions are open to all middle and high school students.  Students should prepare a short dramatic monologue (memorized) and be prepared to read from the script.

Low-Cost Home Internet from AT&T

Announcing Access from AT&T, low cost home Internet for qualifying families:

  • With at least one resident who participates in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • With an address in AT&T’s 21-state service area, at which we offer wireline home Internet service
  • Without outstanding debt for AT&T fixed Internet service within the last six months or outstanding debt incurred under this
Kevin Whitt named Outstanding Rookie Transportation Director of the Year Kevin Whitt

During this summer's Student Transportation Association of Kentucky (STAK) conference in Louisville, Kevin Whitt, Director of Transportation for Henry County Public Schools was presented with the Outstanding Rookie Transportation Director of the Year Award.  Mr. Whitt, who has been with the district for over a decade has served the last five years as Director of Transportation.  The STAK association's criteria for 'Rookie' is one who has served in the position for five years or less.  In 2014, The Kentucky Department of Education and Student Transportation Association of Kentucky awarded the Henry County Public Schools' Transportation Department with the 'Most Improved Transportation Department Award'

Data Security Notice

On May 16, 2016, it was discovered that student personal information had been electronically stored by a third-party vendor in a location accessible to users of the Kentucky Education Network.  There is no evidence that the personal information was viewed or taken, but the potential for access did exist. HCPS prefers to err on the side of caution, so we have notified parents and guardians via the U.S. postal service on measures they can take to protect their child’s identity. Please see the attached letter for more information about this incident.

iLead Academy - Elementary STEM Camp

iLead Academy is holding its 1st Annual Elementary STEM Camp this summer! Please see the attached flyer for details. Open to all 5 Districts! Limited to the first 30 applicants! Early registrations are due June 17th in order to recieve a free t-shirt with paid registration.

Coach Gilley Receives - Father Harry Jansing Athletic Director of the Year

Henry County Public Schools Athletic Director, Todd Gilley, was awarded the Father Harry Jansing Athletic Director of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Athetic Directors.  Congratulation Coach Gilley!!!

Kentucky's Lt. Governor visits HCHS

Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton speaks with the Henry County High School Future Business Leaders of America Chapter.

Students take the lead at new regional career academy
HCHS Band Earns Distinguished Rating

The Henry County High School Wind Ensemble (Concert Band) earned a distinguished rating at band festival this weekend. They also qualified for the state festival with straight 1's (a perfect rating).

 They've worked diligently for this honor.  Congratulate the HCHS Band for this outstanding honor.

STLP State

A huge thank you to our Campbellsburg Elementary robotics team, our HC Middle STLP students and our iLEAD students for representing us so well at STLP State today! A very special congratulations go to Adam Porter and Zach Rankin for placing 1st in the UK Computer Science competition!!

Informational Meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd - 6:00pm Henry County Middle School

Have you ever considered a career or a retirement job in Transportation.  Henry County Public Schools is looking for the right individuals to join our Transportation Team.  Fulltime and Part-time jobs available.  Driver's starting wage is $13.67 hr.  Paid training, insurance and retirement available.  Open Interviews will be given for those interested after the meeting.

The Pirates of Penzance

Tickets for Gilbert & Sullivans' "The Pirates of Penzance" are now on sale.  Get your tickets now at www.ticketpeak.com/HCPSfinearts

 The show runs from April 21 to 24 at Henry County High School.  Thursday-Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 3 pm.

 The Pirates of Penzance is a hilarious show that has been delighting audiences across the globe since 1879.  You may be thinking this is a stuffy old English show, but I assure you it is full of merriment and laughter from beginning to end!


HCHS Senior and Early College Student Earns Student of the Month at Carrollton-JCTC


Austin Howard, HCHS senior,  is a dedicated and hardworking Early College student. He has worked with the Early College team to promote the program; visiting his home campus to share his experiences and encourage others to invest in college while still in high school.
He is thinking of majoring in computer science, education or maybe both. While attending as a full time student with JCTC he remains active in his high school academic team. Austin has received acceptance letters to Yale, Stanford and Center College for fall of 2016. No matter where he decides to go, JCTC will be well represented by this young man.

BrightBytes Survey Image courtesy of Blue Coat Photos www.bluecoat.com

Students, teachers and administrators please take a few minutes to complete the BrightBytes survey.  Your answers will help us prepare for rolling out one device for every student! 

BrightBytes Survey

Image courtesy of Blue Coat Photos

Name the 1:1 Learning Initiative Contest! 1:1 Contest

Students, HCPS is excited to announce that we have plans to provide a device for every student as early as next year.  We would like to adopt a catchy name for this 1:1 learning initiative and would like your input!  We are announcing the “Name the 1:1 Learning Initiative Contest”.  All HCPS students are welcome to submit as many entries as they like.  One winner will be chosen.  The winner will receive a $200 scholarship or payment toward a dual-credit course and some cool HC swag! Deadline is December 16, 2016.

Enter Here

Free Smart Thermometers for Elementary Students Thermometer

Selected from thousands of applications for Kinsa's FLUencyTM program, New Castle, Campbellsburg and Eastern Elementary families will be given Smart Thermometers donated from Kinsa for early detection and containment of the flu

Beyond the Back Roads Beyond the Back Roads

Join the 8th Grade English students at the Henry County Public Library this Wednesday from 6-7 pm as they unveil their book, "Beyond the Back Roads", a collection of narratives about Henry County.

Be the HERO!

October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month and Kentucky Safe Schools Week (October 16-22, 2016)! All students, staff and community members are encouraged to sign the HERO pledge!

Managed Fiber Service

Henry County Public Schools is seeking proposals for managed fiber service.  The Request for Proposals is posted HERE. Proposals must be submitted by 2 P.M. on January 6, 2017. Proposal deadline has been extended to 2 P.M. on January 10, 2017.

Zombie Run 2016

Come join the fun on Saturday, October 22nd!!

Please print out the registration/waiver and return to the middle school office along with the registration fee.

Registration Form/Waiver

HCHS Invited to STLP State! STLP

Henry County High School students competed at the regional competition of the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) on November 29, 2016 and have walked away winners!  HCHS will compete on April 12, 2017 at Rupp Arena's largest event, the STLP State Championship!

Faith Retzlaff Lee wins state-wide Kentucky Book Fair High School Essay Contest HCHS Junior Faith Lee interviewing Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Maria Henson

Congratulations to Faith Retzlaff Lee, HCHS junior, who won the state-wide Kentucky Book Fair high school essay contest!  The Kentucky Humanities Council awarded Faith a certificate and the opportunity to interview Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Maria Henson.  On November 4, Rachel Burgin, HCHS Librarian, took Faith Lee along with 37 other book club and writing club students to the Kentucky Book Fair to meet various authors and take a master class hosted by Professor Maria Henson.    

6 HCHS Students Selected to 2017 Kentucky All-State Choir 2017 All State Chorus Honors

Congratulations to the following students on being selected for the 2017 Kentucky All-State Choir:

 Jessie Archer, Kaitlyn Fetzner-Lehman, Bree Heightchew, Gabe Hughes, Whitney Rodgers, and  Abbi Warren



Theatre Students Get Real-life Experience

Nine Henry County Public Schools students brought their HCPS theatre experience to the big screen this summer!

HCHS Band Earns Trip to Marching Band Championships State Semi Finals HCHS Marching Band


The 2016 HCHS Marching Band earned a performance spot in the Kentucky Music Educators Association's State Marching Band Championships State Semi-Finals after their performance this past Saturday at the State Marching Band Regional Quarter-finals. 

 They will perform in State Competition this Saturday at 11:45 A.M. on the English Station Campus of the Christian Academy of Louisville. 

 This will be our school's eleventh trip to the State event (1987, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015). 

HCHS FFA Chapter Receives Three Star Rating in the National Chapter Contest FFA

Congratulations  to the HCHS FFA Chapter along with 7 other Kentucky chapters for being awarded a three star rating in the National Chapter contest.




Campbellsburg Elementary earns Energy Star Certification

Campbellsburg Elementary School, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.