District News

"It is Grandparent Week at Eastern Elementary"

First grade students demonstrate  "Leader in Me," skills as they greet grandparents to the event.

Henry County Public Schools is kid-FRIENDLy

Henry County Public Schools is kid-FRIENDLy
The nation is looking to us to lead education innovation as one of 22 Kentucky school districts that won the one of the two largest US Department of Education District-Race to the Top grants.

Follow what we accomplish for kids at www.kidfriendlyky.com

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.

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.

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. 



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

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.


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. 

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.

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

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!


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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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. 

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

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.

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. .

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

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.


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. 

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!

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!

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.

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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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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HCMS Academic Team Wins District Championship

Congratulations Henry County Middle School Academic Team!!!

For winning districts!!!!!

Good luck in Regionals!!!

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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

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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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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.

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

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:

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.   

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.



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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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! 


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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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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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.

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!
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

Fill Out the FAFSA Night

Henry County High School

Fill Out the FAFSA Night

Tuesday, January 7, 2013


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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.

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

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.


Veteran's Day Program at Campbellsburg Elementary

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

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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. 


Breakfast with Santa
8:30am - 11:00am
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.

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.

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.


New Castle Elementary 5 grade students

New Castle Eastern Elementary fifth grade students visited Georgetown College. 

The staff of the HCECC presented “The Leader in Me” workshop for our first family night.

The staff of the HCECC presented “The Leader in Me” workshop for our first family night. As a staff, we recognize the positive changes in our work environment after attending the summer workshop.

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Performances will take place November 21-24.  Thursday through Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 3 pm in the High School Auditorium.  Ticket will be available online and at the high school.  Please note and share with your friends and colleagues:


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Congratulations Eastern Elementary

Congratulations Eastern Elementary for being selected as one of forty-nine TELL KY Honorable Mention Schools, regarding teaching conditions, school safety, and student achievement.

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Cast

Congratulations to the cast of Henry County Public Schools Theatre's production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson.

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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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World School Milk Day 2013

Thanks to the Southeast Dairy Industry Association and Local Dairy farmers Curtis Coombs and Susan Coleman for explaining the dairy industry to students at New Castlle Elementary. To learn more about World School Milk Day go to http://www.southeastdairy.org/in-schools/world-school-milk-day/.

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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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Construction Fair

Henry County Agriculture and Vocational students attended the Construction Career Days at the Shelby County Fair Grounds September 24th.

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October Bus Safety Month

HCPS Students, PK through 8th grade, engaged in a fun learning experience during October which is Bus Safety Month.  Students learned ways to keep their bus safe and bully free.

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Elementary Students go to the Opera

Students from Campbellsburg, Eastern and New Castle Elementary enjoyed "Jack & the Beanstalk" a one act children's opera at the HCHS auditorium.

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HCHS Agriculture Science Teacher Receives National Recognition

Congratulation to Lindsey Davie, HCHS Agriculture Science Teacher, for being named the Outstanding Young Member of the National Association of Agricultural Education for Region IV.

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Girls at the starting line Elementary Cross Country Meet

93 Elementary students from Eastern, Campbellsburg, and New Castle Elementary participated in the first of three meets scheduled for this Fall.  It was an awesome event with terrific participation.  Congratulations to all the runners.

Henry PTG set to meet on Thursday, September 26 and Thursday October 21 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM on Affordable Care Act

Henry PTG set to meet on Thursday, September 26 and Thursday October 21 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM on Affordable Care Act

Seven Counties Services and the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers of the Henry County Public Schools will be holding two meetings of the Henry County Parent Training Group at the Henry County Public Library at 172 Eminence Terrace on September 26 and October 21 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on the Affordable Care Act.



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On October 1st at 6pm, Henry County High School will host the very first HCHS VIP—PTO meeting in the media center.  (Very Important Parents—Parent Teacher Organization)  This is a very exciting step for our school.   Please mark your calendars.


These workshops will be held Tuesdays in August (13, 20, and 27), 4:00-5:30 pm in the High School Auditorium.  They are open to all students, it is requested that a Parent or Guardian attend with any K-3 student.  These workshops are designed to get students familiar and comfortable with being on stage, introducing them to some acting skills, and helping them prepare their monologue (or poem) for auditions.

HCHS Hosts Regional College Fair

For the 28th Year, Henry County High School will host its annual regional college fair on Thursday, September 12 from 9-11a.m. in the gymnasium.

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Good Luck HCHS Marching Band

Good luck to the Henry County High School Band in their competition at the Showcase of Bands at Shelby County High School,  this Saturday, September 14.  Their performance is scheduled for 1:15pm.  Go Wildcat Marching Band!


These will be held Tuesday, September 3 and Thursday September 5 from 4 to 6 pm.  Middle and High School students (and any Elementary Student wishing to get a larger speaking part) should prepare a short, two minute or less comedic monologue.  This show has A LOT of roles for ELEMENTARY STUDENTS, so encourage your kiddos to audition!! Younger students may wish to present a short poem.  The monologue or poem should be MEMORIZED!  Audition times are given on a first come, first served basis.  Students do NOT need to plan to stay the whole time.  Once they have finished their audition, they are free to leave.  Casting will be announced on Wednesday, September 4.

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Grant boosts OVEC efforts to prepare Henry County’s youngest students for school

Grant boosts OVEC efforts to prepare Henry County’s youngest students for school.

The Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative’s (OVEC’s) Community Early Childhood Council (CECC) got a $50,800 boost today in their work to prepare Henry County’s youngest students for school along with children in Gallatin, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties.

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High School students can now apply to 2013-14 KDE Next-Generation Student Council

In order to gain valuable feedback from Kentucky students and to engage student leaders in learning by doing, Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday created the Next-Generation Student Council. This group meets with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff, both in person and virtually, to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Kentucky and provide feedback - from a student perspective - on critical issues impacting Kentucky students and schools.

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HCMS, Eastern get energy upgrades

Energy improvements to greet students, staff returning to two Henry Co. schools; middle school no longer "an energy hog" with upgraded HVAC system.

Henry County Local, Eminence, Aug. 7, 2013

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Back to School Back to School Events are Scheduled

The first day of school for Henry County Students is Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Click on the following link to see a list for back to school activities for each school.

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Jasmine Rice, WKU student speaks to NCES primary students about her first year at college. New Castle Elementary School hosted College and Career Days, Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21, 2013. Pictures attached:

 New Castle Elementary School hosted College and Career Days, Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21, 2013.  Pictures attached:


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HCMS Cheerleading Tryouts

Henry County Middle School will be having Cheerleading tryouts on June 24th from 12:00pm until 4:00pm and June 25th from 12:00pm until approximately 6:00pm. Tryouts will be held at Henry County High School. Sixtth, Seventth, and eighth grade students for the upcoming school year are eligible. Any questions call 845-8660.

Henry County Public Schools part of group garnering $40 million Race to the Top - District Grant

Henry County Public Schools is excited to be part of a Kentucky consortium that has been awarded a Race to the Top District Grant valued at over $40 million. The grant is titled “kid FrienDLy” which stands for Kids Focused, Responsible, Imaginative, Engaged and Determined to Learn.

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District Newsletter

If you missed it last week, click on the following link to see the district's latest newsletter.   http://www.getresponse.com/archive/spowell/10788016.html

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Take time to thank a teacher this week for making a difference in your life or the life of one of your children.

Drive 4UR School Drive 4UR School

Take a free test-drive and Ford Motor Company will donate up to $6000 to the Junior Class of HCHS.  This Saturday, May 11th, 2013 from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  The event will take place at the high school.  There will also be food, games, and fun for the family. 

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Miss Kentucky, Jessica Casebolt is pictured with Ms. Potts, 1st grade class.  Ms. Potts class is profiling Georgetown College in their classroom. Miss Kentucky Visits Elementary Schools

Miss Kentucky , Jessica Casebolt visited Eastern Elementary on Tuesday, March 12th. 


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Bands Go To KMEA Festival

Henry County School's bands performed at the KMEA 5th Region Festival on March 27th and did well. 

HC Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Bands...

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OLIVER! Tickets On Sale

Tickets for HCPS Theater's production of Lionel Bart's OLIVER! are now on sale.  Tickets may be purchased in advance be visiting the Box Office 3:30-5:00 Monday-Friday or by visiting www.ticketpeak.com/hcpsfinearts


Box Office will be open 30 minutes prior to show time on performance days.  Performances will be April 25-27 at 7 pm and April 28 at 3 pm.  Doors will open NO SOONER than 30 minutes prior to performances.  Buy your tickets now to guarantee a great seat!

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Kindergarten Registration for the 2013-14 School Year

Kindergarten registration will take place the week of April 8 – 12 at each elementary school.  Thursday, April 11th will be late registration until 6:00 PM.

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