District News

CONGRATULATIONS!!! HCHS Choral Students Continue to Excel

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  HCHS Choral students continue to excel. All 11 Solos and Ensembles representing Henry County High School just received Distinguished ratings.   Click more to see the names of these outstanding students.


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Jasmine Blade elected as State Officer for Spanish Honor Society

 

The Juntos Aprendemos  chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica would like to congratulate Jasmine Blade for being elected to State office this weekend at the convention.  This is a great honor for our school and our young chapter of SHH.  Please congratulate Jasmine as well as Devon Haberman, who ran a good campaign for vice president but came up short in a close race.  Felicidades to these outstanding students!

 


iLead Academy - Coming Fall of 2015

Henry, Trimble, Carroll, Owen, and Gallatin Counties plan to open  regional high school (iLead Academy) in the Fall 2015.  Read full story from press conference from press conference in Frankfort.  Click on the link below to read more

 

http://www.ksba.org/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=5U0BPI&dasi=3G32


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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will take place at each elementary school the week of April 13 – 17.  You may register your child any time between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM.  On Thursday, April 16 you may register until 6:00 PM.  If you have questions regarding the registration process or documents that you need to have with you in order to register your child, please call the elementary school your child will be attending. 


Campbellsburg Elementary Academic Team - District Runner -UP

CONGRATULATIONS to the Campbellsburg Elementary Academic Team
District Runner-up
Also Received the Sportsmanship Award
Quick recall - 2nd place
Future Problem Solvers - 1st place
Jacob Cummins -3rd place math
Reagan Morgan – 3rd place social studies and 1st place language arts
Holly Hosey – 5th place arts and humanities and 5th place written composition
Brianna Ward – 1st place written composition
 
 


Zombie Run Rules
  1. Runners will start with a caution flag. They will need to keep the flag somewhere in their waistband so a zombie has the opportunity to grab it. 
  2. Runners will collect a new flag each time they lap. After collecting the flag, the runner must put it in their waistband so the zombie has an opportunity to grab it. 
  3. A runner may not hold onto their flags during the race.
  4. A runner must stay on the paved path in order to complete the 5K. 
  5. If a zombie takes their flag, the runner may still continue to run the race. 
  6. The goal is to get through the race with all four flags. 
  7. The color of the flag signifies the lap the runner has completed:
    • Lap 1 - Pink
    • Lap 2 - Orange
    • Lap 3 - Green

1st Annual Spring Zombie Attack 5K

You are invited to the 1st Annual Spring Zombie Attack 5K sponsored by the HCMS Sharpen the Saw Committee!  Attached is the registration form for the event or you can pick one up in the middle school office.   March 10th is the deadline for registration forms in order to receive a T-shirt on the day of the race, however you will still be able to register the day and receive a t-shirt post race.

Please download, print and send in your registration form with payment.


HCHS Wins KySTE Grant!

Congratulations to Henry County High School and grant writer Rachel Burgin for securing over $21K to fund technology to support literacy!


The Theatre Downstream Presents ...

With two successful shows under their belts, the dedicated members of Henry County’s Theatre Downstream are excited to announce their next project “It’s Complicated: An Evening of One Acts About Life, Love and Other
Important Things.”


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Cheer Clinic

The cheer clinic hosted by the Henry County High School cheerleaders has been cancelled.  There is no reschedule date at this time.


ACT Test Date

On Tuesday, March 3rd all juniors will be taking the ACT.  The test will begin at 8:30 and will end around 12:15.    The ACT is a national test that students can use when applying for technical, business, community and 4 year colleges.  Students can also receive bonus KEES money for college based on their ACT score.  This test will indicate whether your child has met benchmark and is college ready.  This is an important test for your child and a great opportunity to take the test for free.  We need to make sure all juniors are here on Tuesday, March3rd and that they arrive on time.  Please make every effort to make sure your child is in attendance on March 3rd.  If you have any questions about the ACT please contact Mrs. Rice. 


Latest on 8th grade Job Shadowing for Monday

Our scheduled 8th grade job shadowing opportunity is still occurring on Monday, February 23rd. There is a copy of the job shadowing assignment on the middle school web-site under the document section of Mrs. Lineman’s web page. Paper copies will be available in the front office all day Friday. If neither of these options is acceptable, we will make accommodations to the assignment upon the students’ return on Tuesday. Late permission forms that did not get turned in due to this week’s cancellation can be held onto and turned in upon return as well. Any further weather issues for Monday, please use your best judgment and we will work with students and parents on alternative opportunities.


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Network Cabling RFP

Henry County Public Schools is currently receiving Requests for Proposal on network cabling upgrade projects.  The RFP and associated forms may be obtained online at HERE or at the Henry County Board of Education, 326 South Main Street, New Castle, KY 40050.


Early College Informational Meeting - Rescheduled

There will be a JCTC Early College Informational Meeting on February 3 at 6pm in the Henry County High School Library.  This meeting is for any current junior that is interested in the Early College program for their senior year.


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Campbellsburg Elementary 5th Graders Visit Northern Kentucky University
NCES Follett Challenge

New Castle Elementary took the challenge - help us win the “People’s Choice” award for $8,000.  Watch our video “NCES, Thinking Strategies” and vote for us every day Jan. 19 – 30, 2015.  Click HERE to vote.


Auditions for Spring Musical: "Grease"

Auditions for the spring musical, Grease, will be after school Tuesday and Thursday of next week (Jan 13 & 15).

4th and 5th graders may audition for chorus parts. There are no major roles for younger students in this show. Elementary students MUST have a parent at the audition and will be required to sign an agreement prior to the audition. Students should prepare a small portion (12-24 measures) of a song from a musical. Auditions will start at 3:40 and audition time slots are first come, first served.


New Castle 5th Graders visit the University of Louisville

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


Henry County High School Cheerleaders are 8th region champs!

The Henry County High School cheerleaders won 1st place in the large division at the 8th region cheerleading competition on Saturday.  The girls will travel to Lexington to compete in the state competition on December 13.


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


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

 


3rd Annual Food Drive by Smoke Doctors

Please help us to celebrate the 3rd annual food drive by Smoke Doctors.  November 22, 2014 12:00pm -3:00pm at 2914 Lagrange Rd., New Castle

Bring 3 cans of ffod and receive a pork sandwich, bag of chips and a drink for FREE!!!!!

Canned food will be donated to the Henry County Family Resource Center


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

          

 

 


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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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!!!

 


Halloween Spook'tacular at Henry County High School

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


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.

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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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.


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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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

 


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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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.


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.


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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HCPS May Newsletter

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


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. 

 


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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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!

 


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. .