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Welcome To Henry County Public Schools

Mission Statement: Empowering leaders and lifelong learners for an ever-changing world.

Vision: A district of educational excellence, the pride of our community.

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News & Announcements

Chambers is New Director of Special Education Chambers

Henry County Public Schools is pleased to announce that Kinsey Chambers has joined our team as the Director of Special Education.

Chambers earned a Bachelor’s of Health Science in Communication Disorders and a Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders, both from the University of Kentucky and a Specialist in Education degree from the University of Louisville. She has also obtained Principalship and Director of Special Education certifications, is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and holds a Clinical Certificate of Competence, the SLP equivalent to national board certification for teachers.

Chambers most recently worked with Jefferson County Public Schools as a speech language liaison and previously served that district as a speech language pathologist. She has 13 years of experience in the field.

“I am excited to get to know the outstanding staff here at Henry County Public Schools and form genuine relationships with kids and families here,” Chambers said. “My goal for all students is that they graduate with the tools they need to be successful in life.”

Kintner to Serve as School Psychologist Kintner

Henry County Public Schools welcomes Jillian Kintner as its district school psychologist, who will be completing her internship with us this school year.

Kintner earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in psychology with a minor in communications from Indiana University Southeast, and is finishing an Educational Specialist degree in school psychology with Western Kentucky University.

Kintner joined the U.S. Navy directly after graduating high school and served a full enlistment of four years before pursuing her undergraduate degree. She has worked a number of career-related jobs along the way, but her primary work experience was with the West Clark School District in Indiana.

Kintner said she is excited to start her career in Henry County Public Schools and is eager to get to know the families and community she will be serving.

“My goal for the student population is that we achieve the best possible outcomes for each even in light of our circumstances as we start this school year,” Kintner said. “And that we all remember that we'll get through it!”

HCPS Announces Schedule Changes

As the Coronavirus pandemic evolves, Henry County Public Schools continues to revisit and improve our reopening plans to ensure we can provide the safest in-person instructional opportunities as possible for our families that are comfortable with this option. In order to implement the appropriate safety and efficiency modifications in the way we transport, feed, instruct and clean, we are altering our in-person schedule to begin the school year.

Elementary and middle school students will attend school Monday through Thursday. These students will still have classroom responsibilities and school assignments to complete on Fridays. They will do their Friday work and earn their participation credit from home.

Senior Class of 2020 Makes Graduation Decision

From HCPS Superintendent Terry Price: 

On Friday July 24, 2020, I met with the 2020 high school senior class officers.  Based on our initial discussions last spring, it was determined that our first reschedule date for graduation and prom would be August 7, 2020.  Based on current conditions and information obtained from the Kentucky Department of Education and the Governor’s office, we will not be allowed to make this happen. 

The next date chosen by the senior officers was October 3, 2020.  In our meeting, and based on senior student input, it was decided to forego an in-person graduation and prom for the 2020 senior class.  The main reason for this decision dealt with students not coming back to HCHS for this event due to students beginning college, careers, and various jobs.  The officers expressed great gratitude regarding the virtual graduation and the drive-thru diploma pick up with pictures and teachers held at the end of last school year. 

The senior officers have decided to use the remainder of their class funds to purchase additional gifts for the seniors.  The officers directed me to arrange this with Mr. Sageser, Henry County High School Principal.  The delivery of the gifts will be handled in a drive-thru fashion on a date TBD.  Students’ names will be drawn for each gift and distributed to each student. 

Hawkins Served HCPS for 29 Years MelisaHawkins

Melisa Hawkins has experienced first day of school jitters for nearly three decades, but not this coming fall. After 29 years of service to Henry County Public Schools (HCPS), Hawkins has chosen to retire.

Hawkins began her career with HCPS as a substitute instructional assistant at Campbellsburg and New Castle Elementary Schools before being hired as full-time assistant in the district’s preschool program. She was an assistant to Sally Lumsden for nine years, but for the past 20 years, she has shared a classroom with preschool teacher Amy Johnson.

Hawkins said she enjoys working with HCPS’ youngest students because they exhibit so much growth in that first year of school.

“I just love their little personalities and watching them learn through play,” Hawkins said. “I have enjoyed helping each and every child with their specific special needs and seeing their progress every day. I have loved every child; they were all special in every way.”

Online Registration is OPEN! Online Reg

To make annual enrollment easier for our families, HCPS is happy to announce that Online Registration is now live. This can be completed from any device through the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus. Completing the registration process online now will take the place of filling out the enrollment paperwork that is normally completed at the beginning of the year. All students, new or existing, face-to-face or virtual, must complete the enrollment process each school year.

Parents of returning students are highly encouraged to register for the upcoming school year through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, at https://kyede5.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/henry.jsp no later than August 1, 2020. If you do not have a Parent Portal account already, please call the Henry County Board of Education at 502-845-8600 for help with setting up your account.

Utilizing the Portal will be much simpler for you, as well as our staff: you'll simply need to confirm and/or update existing information, rather than providing it again. To find the registration in your Portal, click "More," and "Online Registration.”

If your student will be new to Henry County Public Schools, you can register for the school year at:  https://kyede5.infinitecampus.org/campus/OLRLoginKiosk/henry. If you completed the paper packet prior to this launch you will follow the steps above to login and verify the information entered is correct and make any necessary changes.