District News

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.

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!

Theatre Students Get Real-life Experience

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

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

Required Health Documentation

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.

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'

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.

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.

Students take the lead at new regional career academy
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!!!

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.

Kentucky's Lt. Governor visits HCHS

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

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.

Amended 2015-16 School Calendar

The Henry County Board of Education voted to amend the 2015-16 School Calendar at its March meeting.  The amendment will make the last day for Henry County students Friday, May 20, 2016.  Henry County High School Graduation Commencement will be held Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8:00pm.

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.
 

2016-2017 School Calender

The Board approved the 2016-2017 School Calendar on 12/21/2015.  Click here to view the calendar.

HCMS Recognized by the Kentucky Teacher

Read how Henry County Middle School and Counselor, Kim Lineman, are helping students prepare for important college and career decisions in this feature article of the Kentucky Teacher.

Regional Governor's Cup

Congratulations to our elementary students for performing so well at the Regional Governor's Cup this past Saturday, March 12.  Pictured are Kennedy Brown from NCES (third in math and first in composition), Trinity Crow from EES (first in Future Problem Solving), Parker Bowles, Bodey Lyons, Luke Lyons and Meg Golden from CES (second in Future Problem Solving), and Reagan Morgan from CES (second in social studies).

HCHS Outreach Club to hold Love the Hungry Campaign

Please help us support Love the Hungry, Inc. by making a donation through our page. The process is fast, easy and secure. Thanks so much for your support... and please dont forget to send this page to any friends you think might be interested in donating!  Click on the following link to donate.

http://donate.lovethehungry.org/HenryCounty

If you are interested in volunteering at the event please contact Kadi Bumann at leokadia.bumann@henry.kyschools.us or call 502-845-8670 ext.7403. 

 

KEA Student Empowerment Contest VISUAL ART winners from Fifth District!

Congratulations to the KEA Student Empowerment Contest VISUAL ART winners from Fifth District!

 The contest theme was, "My school is a great public school because I can...."

  Their artwork will be displayed in the Capitol Annex in Frankfort, Kentucky NEXT WEEK! (Jan 18-22)

Pictured from left to right: Holly Hosey (Henry County), Shayla McGuire (Henry County)

 

Digital Learning Survey

Teachers and Students are encouraged to take a digital learning survey located HERE.  Thank you for your input!

Cameron Johnson Participates in 2016 Border Bowl

Congratulation for Cameron Johnson, HCHS Senior, for being selected to play in the 2016 Border Bowl.  Jason Spencer, Head Coach for the Wildcats, was  selected to coach special teams in the annual Bowl game.

The Border Bowl is a non-profit organization established to promote high school football in Kentucky and Tennessee.  The objective is to provide an All-Star Game featuring the top players in Kentucky and Tennessee.   This game allows players to have the opportunity to play, practice, and battle it out for the rights to the border.  It also allows high school seniors an opportunity to gain additional exposure and, perhaps, earn a scholarship for college.  Each player must be nominated by his coach.  All player profiles are reviewed by a panel of coaches from their home state to field the best possible team.  

Players selected for the Border Bowl are treated as All-Stars from the time they check into camp until they leave for home.  Each player receives a personalized jersey, food, and lodging for the entire time at camp, insurance for all activities, a sweat suit, t-shirt(s), honors banquet ticket, a Border Bowl Ring, and the opportunity to meet numerous former NFL, CFL, and NCAA coaches.

 

12 HCPS Students Participate in All-State Choir

12 HCPS students participate inKentucky Music Educators Association Conference for All-State Choir.  This is a huge honor, and it is very exciting that we have this many students from Henry County participating.  Congratulations for this awesome distinction!!!

 James Aldridge, Kendra Norton, Emma Woods, Morgan Montgomery

Luis Limones, Caleb Potts, Bree Heightchew, Abbi Warren, Whitney Rodgers, Jessie Archer, Miranda Bramblett, Kera Merritt

We Need Your Input!

The Henry County Public School district is beginning the process of strategic planning and would greatly appreciate your feedback.  All responses are completely anonymous.  Thank you for your time and input!  Click here to get started.

College Credit While in High School

“Parents, if you are interested in learning more about all the different ways Henry County High School students can earn college credit while still in high school, please come to our informational meeting on Monday, February 1st, at 6:00 p.m., in the HCHS media center.  There is an option for everyone – from full-time at JCTC Carrollton your senior year  (Early College = a full year of college credit) to a “hybrid” model (spend ½ the day at HCHS, the other ½ at JCTC) to dozens of classes offered for dual (college and high school) credit right here on the HCHS campus every day.  Get a jump on college at a fraction of the cost while completing your high school graduation requirements!”  

 

A Star Among Us

Choir and Theater Director/Teacher, Mr. Cooper has been recently honored by being one of 25 semifinalists for the Music Educator Award, presented by the Recording Foundation and the Grammy Foundation. Continue reading to see nominee videos and more!

Hour of Code

Students, ask your teacher to sign up for the Hour of Code happening the week of December 7-11! Schools and classrooms that participate are eligible for prizes!!

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare's classic comedy, is this weekend, Thursday-Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 3 pm.  The all-student cast has worked VERY hard to put together a great performance, and they would love to see you there.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketpeak.com/HCPSfinearts or at the door.  Box Office opens one hour prior to show time.

October 19th – 23rd is National School Bus Safety Week

October 19th – 23rd is National School Bus Safety Week.  Henry County Public Schools will be using this opportunity to bring greater awareness to students of the importance of bus safety.  We want to first recognize those individuals who are the front line of bus safety.  They are our bus technicians, drivers, monitors and administrative staff who work tirelessly to provide students a safe ride to and from school and other school activities.  Statistically, there is no safer way for a student to travel than on a school bus.  We should all take a moment during this time to thank them for what they do.

 

 

 

Take the Pledge

Pledge to be a School Safety Superhero!  This year's Kentucky School Safety Week focuses on building-up the self-esteem of the students in your school, while working toward an environment free of Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment and Conflict.   From Superman to Captain America most Superheroes started with problems or issues and turned their uniqueness into a power or force.  They used their power for the  betterment of society.  The campaign highlights the word SUPER and qualities  necessary to be a SUPERHERO at school. S-Strong, U-Understanding, P-Powerful, E-Encouraging and R-Respectful, by using these character words to teach and describe our students, they can become School Safety Superheroes!