District News

New Castle 5th Graders visit the University of Louisville

New Castle Elementary 5th grade students visit the University of Louisville. 


5K Turkey Trot and Family Fun Run at Eastern Elementary

When:  Saturday November 15

Time:  Registration begins at 8:30am

           5K Fun Run at 9:00am

          

 

 


Halloween Spook'tacular at Henry County High School

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:30pm in the HCHS Auditorium


Take the LEAN Pledge!

Click here to take the LEAN pledge to STOP the bullying!  Let's make Henry County green on the statistics map during Safe Schools Week, October 19-25!


HCPS Bus Driver Classes Starting Soon

Interested in becoming a school bus driver?  Call Kevin Whitt at 845-8624
 


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HCHS Chapter receives, Better Days Through Better Ways Grant

The Kentucky FFA Foundation announced today that five Kentucky FFA Chapters have been selected to receive “Better Days Through Better Ways” grants to help combat hunger and food insecurity in their local communities. The grants were made possible through the generous support of the Mulhollem-Cravens Foundation.

 


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Two More HCPS Schools Receive Energy Star Rating

Henry County Middle School and Eastern Elementary were recently designated as Energy Star Schools.  This label places them in a group of the top school buildings in the nation for energy efficiency.  Henry County High School and New Castle Elementary received the designation in 2012


Elementary Cross Country
Nearly 100 students from Campbellsburg, Eastern, and New Castle Elementary participated in the Elementary cross country meet last week. The next race will be Oct 2 at the new county park in New Castle. Come out and see these athletes run.

UK's Schmidt Opera Outreach - "Alice in Operaland"
 
UK’s Schmidt Opera Outreach Program performed “Alice in Operaland” for Henry County elementary students Kindergarten – 5th Grade in the HCHS Auditorium.
Education Outreach Objectives:
o To make the arts accessible to children of all a...ges.
o To introduce Students to the fundamental components of opera.
o To introduce students to basic operatic terminology.
o To cultivate an understanding for and an appreciation of opera.
o To help students identify with fictional characters in human situations as a means of understanding themselves and others.
o To EDUCATE and ENTERTAIN!!!

 


Office Install for Students

Students are now able to install Office 365 ProPlus on up to 5 personal devices.  Nearly every platform is available including mobile devices. Click to read more!


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HCHS Theatre Department Presents: The Mousetrap

November 20-23, 2014

John W. Smith, Jr. Auditorium, Henry County High School Tickets available at www.ticketpeak.com/HCPSfinearts

 


Early Release - NEW release times!

HCPS has reconfigured the early release / common planning time for staff for the 2014-15 school year. There will be only 5 early release days, but school will be dismissed 2 hours early. The first day for early dismissal will be next Wednesday, August 20. Buses will run 2 hours earlier, and parents will need to arrange for pickup or supervision of their children 2 hours earlier.


The dates for the rest of the year are September 17, October 22, February 4, and April 22. While allowing the same amount of planning time for staff, we think the new structure will cause fewer disruptions for families.
 


Next-Generation Student Council

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking applicants for the Next-Generation Student Council.  All student in grades 10-12 are encouraged to apply.  Click to learn more about this opportunity!


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Students' Documentary wins first place honors from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to Micah Lineman, Terralynn Smith and Rachel Vegh for winning the Student Production Award from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Their documentary won first place short form non fiction. Ceremony takes place in Columbus, Ohio on August 2, 2014


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HCPS Transportation Department Receives State Recognition

Congratulation to the Henry County Public Schools Transportation Department for being named Most Improved Transportation Department in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by the Kentucky Department of Education. Accepting the award are Kevin Whitt, Director of Transportation and William Mahoney, Assistant Director of Transportation.


WHAS 11 Meteorologist, Kristan Walls visits Campbellsburg Elementary

Kristin Walls, meteorologist from WHAS 11,  spoke to  4th grade students at Campbellsburg Elementary about tornado and thunder storms, how hail forms and safety precautions to take during severe weather.


HCHS Agricuture Students hold Animals for Learning Event

    Animals for Learning is a wonderful experience for both the high school students and the sixth graders. It gives both of these age groups the opportunity to interact with animals in a fun and educated way. The high school students prepare a presentation that involves an animal and connect it back to sixth grade core content. I know for a fact that these sixth graders won't go back to the middle school saying they learned nothing! The teens are giving excellent presentations and the sixth graders are giving them their utmost attention. In the Ag shop the types of animals varies all the way from the everyday house dog, to the cows outside and strangely even a hedgehog. Throughout this day I'm excited to say that Henry County's agriculture pride has shown through! These teenagers have so much passion for this and they are getting an amazing chance to share it with the sixth graders.

I'm proud to say 2014 Animals for Learning was a success!

Thanks,

    Whitney Jeffries

 


HCHS Agricuture Students hold Animals for Learning Event

    Animals for Learning is a wonderful experience for both the high school students and the sixth graders. It gives both of these age groups the opportunity to interact with animals in a fun and educated way. The high school students prepare a presentation that involves an animal and connect it back to sixth grade core content. I know for a fact that these sixth graders won't go back to the middle school saying they learned nothing! The teens are giving excellent presentations and the sixth graders are giving them their utmost attention. In the Ag shop the types of animals varies all the way from the everyday house dog, to the cows outside and strangely even a hedgehog. Throughout this day I'm excited to say that Henry County's agriculture pride has shown through! These teenagers have so much passion for this and they are getting an amazing chance to share it with the sixth graders.

I'm proud to say 2014 Animals for Learning was a success!

Thanks,

    Whitney Jeffries

 


HCPS May Newsletter

The latest edition of the HCPS Newsletter is out!  Read more here.


UK Agriculture Students visit HCHS

Students from the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky visit Henry County High School.


Campbellsburg Elementary "Girls on the Run" finish year with 5K.

Girls on the Run is a 24-lesson curriculum that combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community. Campbellsburg Elementary School finished the season yesterday with the 5K at Keenland in Lexington.


Health Forms Required for K and 6th Grades

Kindergarten and 6th grade Middle School students are required to have health documentation for school entry. If you have a child entering one of these grades for the upcoming school year, following is the list of documents that you will need. 


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School Smiles Dental Program

The School Smiles Dental Program will be visiting Henry County Public Schools in the Fall!  Click to read more...


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New Castle Elementary Energy Team Garners National Recognition

 The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project Board of Directors and staff has selected New Castle Elementary School’s Energy Team as National Elementary Rookie of the Year. The team, composed of fourth-graders, is led by co-sponsors Ms. Becca Gilbert and Mrs. Amanda Vinova.  The student members are Celia Berry, Lizzie Brown, Bryce Ganschow, Jasmine Lemus, Elliot Raymer, Kiera Randall and Ashley Rankin.  The team will attend the NEED National Recognition Ceremonies in Washington, D.C. in June.

 


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Henry County Doggie Days

The Henry County High School Senior Service group, HC Doggie Days, hosted an adoption drive on April 26th at the Henry County Public Library. The goal of the drive was to get as many dogs adopted from the Henry/Trimble County animal shelter as possible and also to raise money and supplies to donate to the shelter.


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2014 HCHS Governor's Scholars

Jackson Jeffries, Jacob Buckley, Morgan Miller, and Gavin Black were recognized at the April meeting of the Henry County Board of Education for being selected to participate in the 2014 Governor's Scholar Program.


Eminence Rotary Club - Donates Dictionaries to Eastern Elementary 3rd Grade Students

Eminence Rotary Club - Donates Dictionaries to Eastern Elementary 3rd Grade Students.


HCHS Greenhouse is OPEN

The HCHS Greenhouse is officially open.  We are open Monday through Thursday 9am to 3pm, Friday 9am to 5pm, and Saturday 9am to 2pm. 


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State STLP Winners

Henry County Middle School and Eastern Elementary students represented our district at the Student Technology Leadership Program state competition on April 22.  Congratulations to Lydia White from HCMS and Seth O'Nan, Carleigh Peyton, Madison Sampson, and Grace Adams from EES for their winning performance!  Click to find out more.


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Eastern Elementary: Recess Relay

Eastern Elementary School held its Recess Relay April 11, 2014, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.  Fundraising efforts included profits made from concession sells during District Governor’s Cup, classroom penny drive, and selling ACS’s “Walking to Celebrate feet” with honoring survivors and remembering those lost.  The total raised for The American Cancer Society was $765.62. 

 


ATTENTION HCHS JUNIORS

There will be a “Super Saturday” offered in the HCHS Media Center on April 19th from 9-12. There will be free breakfast and some other free items to help you succeed!  Bring your parents and your W-2s and we will fill out the FAFSA Forecaster to get you comfortable with the process AND it will give you an estimate of how much money you may receive for school!  So sign up outside of the office or the College and Career Center!  If you have any questions or need a different time, see Mrs. Tingle. 


Judy Lea Benefit

 

The Judy Lea Benefit will be held Friday April 11th in the Henry County Middle School commons area at 6 pm.  It is an family friendly evening of great food where someone else does the cooking and cleaning up, silent and live auctions for those competitive spirits, and entertainment.

 

All money raised goes back to help the kids in Henry County. .


Tickets on sale for "Annie Get Your Gun

Tickets for the spring musical, Annie Get Your Gun, are now on sale.  Show  times are Thursday, April 24th-Saturday April 26th at 7 pm and Sunday, April 27th at 3 pm.  Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.ticketpeak.com/HCPSfinearts  or by coming to the High School Box Office Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 3:30-5:30 pm.  Tickets are assigned, so get yours early for the best seats!

 


Preschool Screenings

Preschool Screenings for children who will be age 3 or 4 by October 1st are taking place on April 18th, April 25th and May 2nd.  Please call 845-8600 and ask for Amy to make an appointment for your child to be screened. 


Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will take place during the week of April 7 – 11.  Parents may register their kindergarten child at their perspective school during regular school hours (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) any day that week.  On Thursday, April 10th the schools will be taking registration until 6:00 PM.  If you have questions please call the school office.

 


HCMS KUNA

Henry County Middle School Students participate in Kentucky United Nation Assembly (KUNA).


Beta Club helps the Youth Service Center

The HCHS Beta club presented Karen Wilson of the HC Youth Service Centerwith a $400 donation.  The club raised the funds through a 3 on 3 basketball tournament.  Beta participates in several community service projects throughout Henry County such as polar bear plunge, Christmas Child, and a Thanksgiving food drive. 


Senior Service Projects

As part of the Senior Service Process for Life 101 this year, Social Media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have been created by and are being maintained by individual service groups.  Using these sites will make it possible for students to share information quickly and to reach a broader audience as they work to raise awareness and gain support for their individually-selected causes and organizations.


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Campbellsburg Future Problem Solving Team Wins District Title

Sarah Abney, Morgan Brent, Luke Lyons and Rachel Topp, members of the Campbellsburg Elementary Future Problem Solving Team win district championship.  Good luck in Regionals.


Campbellsburg Students give presentation to HCPS Board on 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Campbellsburg 5th grade students give presentation to the Henry County Board of Edcuation on how the 7 Habits of Highly Effective people have impacted them as students this year.  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People are a part of the Leader in Me program being implemented at all Henry County Elementary Schools this year.  The Leader in Me program will be implemented at the Henry County Middle School and High School next year.


HCHS Student Group receives Delegation of Excellence at KUNA

HCHS students received Delegation of Excellence at KUNA.  Ally Warnersmith, HCHS Sophomore won outstanding delegate, the HCHS display was second runner up out of 74 countries, and their proposal won Outstanding Proposal for the convention.  The last two are particularly exiting because they are both firsts for HCHS.  Also, the Outstanding Proposal is only given to one proposal and there were 74 presented during the event.  The competition was steep.  Students had a great time and really were outstanding representative of HCHS.  To learn more about KUNA go to http://kyymca.org/kuna


Robotics Winners

Congratulations to Sydney Bush, Samuel Bush, and Jacob Behmke for placing 2nd in the regional Robo Rumble in Jefferson County on Saturday, March 8.  They will represent HCMS at the state STLP competition on April 22!


Melissa Jeffries named 2014 Kentucky School Nurse of the Year

Congratulations to Melissa Jeffries, HCPS School Nurse, for being named the 2014 Kentucky School Nurse of the Year by the Kentucky School Nurse Association.


Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will take place at each elementary school the week of April 7 - 11, during school hours. On April 10th the school will be open until 6:00 PM to accommodate parents who need to stop in to register after school hours.


HC Elementaries Featured in Kentucky Teacher

Henry County elementaries were featured in the recent issue of Kentucky Teacher with our involvement with Leader in Me.  Click here to read more!


HCHS Band Students Excel at Solo and Ensemble Event

HCHS students receive accolades at Solo and Ensemble Festival.  They are:


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HCMS Band Students Shine at KMEA Central KY Regional Solo and Assessment Event

Congratuations to the following HCMS Students for excelling at the KMEA Central KY Regional Solo and Assessment Event.

 

 

 


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Have you ever Considered Driving A School Bus?  Do you have what it takes to be a School Bus Driver?

Henry County Public Schools  is looking for the right people to join our Transportation Team.  Come to an information meeting on Thursday, March 20th at the HC Middle School @ 6pm and find out what it takes to become a School Bus Driver.  Hear from some Driver.  Hear from some Drivers, Driver Trainers and the Director of Transportation on the challenges and benefits of a career or retirement job in Pupil Transportation.


Henry County Spelling Bee Winner The students pictured are Zachery Wilson, Kendall King, Sharai Smith, Abbi Warren, and Lori Porter.

Congratulations to Sharai Smith for winning the Henry County Spelling Bee last night!!!!! 
 
Sharai will be representing Henry County at the Ford Motor Company Derby Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 15th in Louisville at the Spalding University’s Kosair Shrine Club Ballroom.  The top five finishers receive savings bonds, and the winner gets to ride the Winner’s Float in the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade. 
 
Please congratulate the other HCMS representatives on a job well done.


 


Henry County Public Schools will be dismissing 2 hours early today, Friday, February 14.  All after school events and evening athletic events are cancelled.


Henry County Youth Service Center host a Formal Dress Drive

The Henry County Youth Services Center is hosting a formal dress, shoes, and accessories drive for Cinderella’s Closet.  Cinderella’s Closet is a program that makes girls dreams come true by providing dresses, shoes, and accessories at no charge to make prom a beautiful event rather than a missed opportunity due to financial issues.

 

 


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HCHS Receives $500 Grant from Target for Library Media Center

New Castle, KY February, 12, 2014 – Today, HCHS announced that its libraryprogram was awarded a grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT). Inrecognition of the efforts of HCHS  in education, the grant will provide book setsfor the HCHS book club and English classes as well as new audio books to promote literacy.

The grant is part of Target’s ongoing efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Target’s long history of giving 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million every week. As part of this commitment, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015 to help kids learn, schools teach and parents and caring adults engage.

 “At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. “That’s why we are proud to partner with Henry County High School as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members.”


Staff: Rachel Burgin, Austin Hunsaker, Chelsey Tingle, Katie Johnson and Richard Hardy

Students: Tori Lainhart, Lauren Griffith, Abby Wiseheart, Alexis Sutherland, Veyda Gonzalez, Breanna Heightchew, Kailey Reynolds, Amber Young, Amy Young, Megan Marlette, Abbey Hyde, Cassie Purvis, and Steven Bramblett


Cheer Clinic

The Henry County High School Cheerleaders are hosting a cheer clinic for children ages 5-12. The clinic will be held on Saturday, March 1 from 9-12. The cost is $25 which includes a cheer, chant, dance, t shirt and snack. All proceeds go to the Henry County High School cheerleaders. Registration forms are now being accepted and will be accepted at the door.


Early Dismissal for Henry County Public Schools

Henry County Public Schools will be dismissing 2 hours early, Tuesday, February 4, 2014.  Icy conditions are forecasted for Henry County between 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm this afternoon.  A two hour early dismissal will have our students home and buses of the road prior to the inclement weather arriving in our area.   


HCHS Academic Team Qualify for Regionals

The Academic Team had an outstanding showing at Districts this week. Congratulations to the students who qualified for Regionals! Click below to read more.


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Annie Get Your Gun - Cast List

The first rehearsal for Annie Get Your Gun is Monday, February 3 from 4:00-6:00.  Click below to view the cast list.
 


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KHEAA College Connection

The January "Your KHEAA College Connection" is posted on kheaa.com. You can get to it by clicking on http://www.kheaanews.com/YourKHEAACollegeConnection/. The following articles are found in this newsletter:
 


UK Area Health Education Center
UK Area Health Education Center
Information on the UK AHEC programs from their website
"The Summer Enrichment Program for rising high school juniors (current 10th grade students) will run from Sunday, June 22 - Friday, July 18, 2014, and th...e Health Researcher’s Youth Academy for rising high school seniors (current 11th grade students) will run from Sunday, July 6 - Sunday, July 18, 2014. "

Application page for UK AHEC summer programs
https://medicine.mc.uky.edu/UKAHECCamp/
 

 

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HCMS Academic Team Wins District Championship

Congratulations Henry County Middle School Academic Team!!!

For winning districts!!!!!

Good luck in Regionals!!!

For individual and event results --- Read More


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Fill Out the FAFSA Night

Henry County High School

Fill Out the FAFSA Night

Tuesday, January 7, 2013

6:00-8:00pm

Click for more information


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Community members, teachers, staff and administrators of Henry County School-Did you play in the band at Henry County? Or maybe you played in the band at another school. If so, the Henry County Band and Boosters want you!

We would like to invite you to join the Pep band at the HC homecoming game on January 17th. Don't worry- you won't have a solo (unless you're really good!) We'll have a practice... session and go over things beforehand. We've are also asking parents and others in the community to come play, too. So if you know of anyone, share with them. Our main goal is to let our kids see that the adults they know and admire were once just like them- band kids.

If you are interested and/or would like more info, you can contact band booster and former band alum Tommie Tingle at wtingle@bellsouth.net or 379-1490.

Help us show our Wildcat Pride on Homecoming. Join the band!

Henry County Public Schools will be in session January 2, 2014 and January 3, 2014 to make up for the two days that were missed in December 2013 due to inclement weather.


High School VIP- PTO to Meet

The Henry County High School VIP-PTO meeting will be on Wednesday, January 8th at 5:30pm in the HCHS Media Center


Megan Klempner earns designation of Certified School Financial Manager

Megan Klempner, Chief Financial Officer, for the Henry County Public Schools earns School Financial Management Certification from the Gatton College of Economic, Executive Education Center at the University of Kentucky.


First Degree College Scholarship Recipients

James Wundrak and Anna Jo Aldridge were awarded a $500 First Degree College Scholarship from the Henry County Board of Education.  James and Anna are pictured with Harold Bratton, Chairman of the Henry County Board of Education.


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Caitlin McClure : National Board Certified Teacher

Cait McClure receives recognition at the Henry County Board of Education meeting for receiving her National Board Certification.  Ms. McClure is pictured with Harold Bratton, Chairman of the Henry County Board of Education.


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HCHS - HCMS Band Christmas Concert

The Henry County Middle School and High School Bands invite you to joinus for our annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 17th at the John Smith Auditorium at the Henry County High School. It's a wonderful way to get some holiday spirit and support your students. Hope to see you there! 

 


Breakfast with Santa
BREAKFAST with SANTA
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7, 2013
8:30am - 11:00am
HCMS COMMONS AREA...
$4.00 PER PERSON
PANCAKE BREAKFAST**PICTURES WITH SANTA
DOOR PRIZES

Campbellsburg 5th Grader's share the "Leader in Me," Program with Eminence Rotary

Campbellsburg 5th Graders, Share the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with the Eminence Rotary Club. The 7 Habits is the core part of the "Leader In Me," program being implemented in all three Henry County Elementary Schools.
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TfFQVNrGQA&feature=youtu.be

 


Miss Kentucky Visits Eastern Elementary

Jenna Day, Miss Kentucky, visited Eastern Elementary School to discuss thefollowing topics related to Leader in Me:

 

  1. Sharpening Your Saw
    • Nutritional eating
    • Daily exercise
    • Reading to constantly be growing
    • Loving others instead of being “me” focused.

 

  1. Beginning With the End in Mind

She discussed making goals to reach college readiness.  Ms. Day is a University of Kentucky; students in Mrs. Banta’s class learned about choosing a major, cost of college, college class sizes, and why she chose UK.

 


5K Turkey Trot at Eastern Elementary a Success!!!

Many students, teachers, and parents participated in the 3rd Annual 5K Turkey Trot at Eastern Elementary on Saturday, November 16.  Congratulations to all participants.

K thru 5th Grade Open:

1st. Keegan Kurtz Campbellsburg

2nd. Ella White New Castle

3rd Ben Becerra


Upcoming Opportunities for HS Students

Check out the opportunities to participate in these programs:  Governor's Scholars, Governor's School for the Arts, and Governor's School for Entrepreneurs


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Veteran's Day Program at Campbellsburg Elementary

Campbellsburg Elementary students honored veterans through song, stories, and applause.


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Veteran's Day Program at HCHS

Several Veteran's, their family members, and other community members honored our Veteran's at the 13th Annual Veteran's Day Program at HCHS.


Eastern Elementary 5K Turkey Trot
On Saturday, November 16th at Eastern Elementary will be hosting the 3rd annual 5K Turkey Trot. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Fun Run at 9:00.  Pictured is Kameron Behmke who had the winning design for Turkey Trot
t-shirt this year.

 

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Tickets on Sale for the "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

Tickets for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever go on sale November 1. Get the best seats by ordering early at www.ticketpeak.com/HCPSfinearts


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WHAS Chief Meterologist, Monty Webb visits 4th grade students at New Castle Elementary

WHAS Chief Meterologist, Monty Webb visits 4th grade students at New Castle Elementary.  He discussed weather and science with the students.


Congratulations!!!! 2013-14 All State SATB Choir Members

Congratulations to Miranda Bramblett, Caleb Potts, and Lauren Montgomery for being accepted into the 2013-2014 All State SATB choir.  A GREAT accomplishment for these talented students. 

 


New Castle Elementary 5 grade students

New Castle Eastern Elementary fifth grade students visited Georgetown College. 


Eastern Elementary 5th Grade Students visit the University of Louisville

Eastern Elementary fifth grade students visited University of Louisville today.  As part of Project Balance Grant, which focus on healthy living, the students were able to participate in a PE class taught by U of L physical education majors.  Students were able to take a tour of the campus and eat lunch in the Student Activities Center.