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Getting Ready for 1-to-1

Henry County Public Schools is excited to share its Power2Learn(Power2Learn) website, full of information for parents, students, and teachers about our new 1-to-1 program starting in the Fall of 2017 for students in grades 6 through 12.  Visit http://hcps.li/1to1 to find out more about what to expect as the new school year approaches.

NCES Principal Selection

The SBDM Council of New Castle Elementary School is in the process of selecting a principal.  The SBDM Council would appreciate input about the qualities that are important in the next principal.  CLICK HERE to review the criteria and provide additional qualities you would like the SBDM Council to consider.  The survey will close Monday, June 5 at 4:30 pm.

iLEAD STEM Summer Camp

Engineering rocks at iLEAD Academy this summer with our 2nd annual STEM Summer Learning Camps.  There will be hands-on projects, team building games, electronics and biology! Sign up on our webpage at www.iLEADacademy.org or by phone at 502.732.3090, or email at lmckinney@ovec.org.  Limited spots are available. Open to grades 3 through 8 for a cost of $80.  Price includes consumables, t-shirt (early registrations), lunch and snacks. Read the camp flyer.

New Superintendent

The Henry County Board of Education met on May 16, 2017 and unanimously voted to select Terry Price as the next Superintendent of the Henry County Public Schools.  


Continue reading to learn more about Mr. Terry Price.

Suicide Prevention Information

Parents: please read the attached letter that give important information about the popular Netflix series, "13 Reasons Why" and its sensitive subject matter.  The safety and well-being of Henry County students continues to be our top priority and as always, contact us with any additional concerns. Thank you.

EpiPen Recall

There has been a voluntary recall on many EpiPen products.  Please check your prescribed EpiPens and, if they are part of the recall, follow the directions to obtain a replacement pen.  More information can be found HERE.

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!




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'

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

Students, teachers, administrators and parents please take a few minutes to complete the BrightBytes survey.  Your answers will help us improve the use of technology for teaching and learning in Henry County Schools!

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.

Cancer Beats - A Community Thrives project Noah and Issac

A Community Thrives, part of the USA Today network is soliciting votes for your favorite community improvement idea. Watch the Cancer Beats video to cast your vote in support of our own Henry County High School students. You can vote one time per day until May 12, 2017. If you would like to share a video justcopy and paste the URL or select one of the sharing icons below the entry.

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.

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. 

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!

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!

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



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!!

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.




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.

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.

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.