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Board Adopts 2018-19 School Calendar

The Metcalfe County Board of Education adopted the following 2018-19 school calendar at the January monthly meeting. 

Opening Day (Staff Only) - Thursday, August 23, 2018
Teacher Work Day – Friday, August 24, 2018
First Day Students – Monday, August 27, 2018
Labor Day – Monday, September 3, 2018
Fall Break – October 1 – October 5, 2018
Thanksgiving Break – November 21 – November 23, 2018
Christmas Break – Students last day December 20, 2018 – Return to School January 7, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 21, 2019 – No School
Presidents Day – February 18, 2019 – No School (Possible Make-up Day)
Spring Break – April 1 – April 5, 2019 – No School
Last Day for Students – May 23, 2019
Closing Day (Staff Only) – May 24, 2019

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Homecoming Postponed

Homecoming activities scheduled for Saturday night, January 20, have been postponed until Friday, February 2. The Hornets and Lady Hornets will host Caverna at 5:30. In addition, this will also be "Pink Out" night.

The girls and boys varsity basketball games against Red Boiling Springs are still on schedule for this Saturday, January 20 at MCHS. Girls tip off at 6pm with the boys to follow.

Board Meeting Moved

The Metcalfe County Board of Education meeting secheduled for January 16 has been moved to Wednesday, January 17.

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2018 MCHS Basketball Homecoming Candidates

Homecoming Candidates

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* Metcalfe at Monroe G/B varsity games scheduled for tonight, January 13, 2018, have benn postponed. We are working on a make-up date. 

* Class A Tiime Change: Class A games at Metcalfe County between the Lady Falcons and Lady Hornets Monday night will now begin at 4pm. Boys at 5:30pm.

Metcalfe County Schools Closed Through Friday

Metcalfe County Schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday, January 18 and 19, 2018. Both days will be NTID. All students should follow the instructions provided by their teachers in order to complete studies and assignments at home. 

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NOTICE: Varsity Basketball Games Rescheduled

Hornet Basketball

The Metcalfe County home varsity games against Adair County, scheduled for Friday night, have been moved to Thursday night, January 11. The girls will tip off at 6pm with the boys’ game to follow.

The freshmen and JV games scheduled for Thursday night have been cancelled.

New Immunization Requirements

A recent amendment to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation on the immunization schedules for attending school added new immunization requirements for the school year beginning on or after July 1, 2018.

Effective July 1, 2018:

  • ALL students in kindergarten through 12th grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.
  • Students age 16 years or older, must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (MenACWY) to attend school. If the first dose of MenACWY at age 16 years or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.

For more information on the new requirements, please follow these links:

New Kentucky Immunization Requirements for Elementary School Entry

New Kentucky Immunization Requirements for Middle School Entry

New Kentucky Immunization Requirements for High School Entry

Star Students of the Week

Star Students

MCHS Star Students of the week are (pictured L-R): Freshman Lindsey Morgan, Sophomore Cody Hart, Junior Maggie O'Leary, and Senior Caleb Brown.

Metcalfe Students Perform in All-District Band

All-District Band

Three Metcalfe County Band students recently performed at the Third District All-District Band in Bowling Green. Pictured (L-R) are Katelyn Bailey (10th grade), Cody Hart (10th grade) and Aidan Grindle (8th grade). 

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WKU SPAN Chemistry Class - Distillation Lab


When the water is so contaminated that you cannot drink it, what could you do to get a pure glass of H2O? Students taking Western Kentucky University (WKU) Dual-Credit “SPAN Chemistry” class at Metcalfe County High School (MCHS) completed a lab investigation of the distillation of contaminated water. In this lab students tested the given contaminated (hard water) for the ions present in the water prior to the distillation, and then after the distillate (pure water) was collected, the same procedures were followed to prove the absence of the hard water contaminates. SPAN Chemistry is so called because this dual-credit class spans the gap between high school and the extremely rigorous college chemistry expectations.

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MCHS Students Launch Hornet News Network


Metcalfe County High School has launched its own news network dedicated to the events and activities happening within the district. Students Ethan Bates and Logan Firkins came up with the concept for the Hornet News Network or HNN with assistance from Library Media Specialist Anita Love. HNN is broadcast via youtube; five episodes have been produced to date. You can watch and subscribe to the channel by clicking here. We've also provided a link on the left side of the home page at www.metcalfeschools.com. Students can submit story ideas by emailing Ethan or Logan.

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Dakota Jones Signs with Brescia University

Dakota Jones

Metcalfe County High School senior Dakota Jones has signed a letter of intent to play golf at Brescia Univeristy in Owensboro. His family and teammates joined him for the celebration Tuesday, Oct. 24 at Metcalfe County High School.  

Dakota Jones

Hoss Foundation Radio Auction - Live Stream

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Call to bid: (270) 432-3171

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Hornet Football Team Honors Student's Wish

Cain Moore

The Metcalfe County Hornet Football team helped make a wish come true for a Glasgow teen. Cain Moore attends Glasgow High School, but he is a huge fan of the Metcalfe County Hornets and the Monroe County Falcons. His wish was to meet both teams. On Friday, Oct. 20 Cain got his wish. The Hornets welcomed him to MCHS and presented him with a signed football and team jersey #21. 

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Scotties' coach Jeff Garmon, with whom Cain likes to trash-talk with, joined him. MCHS students gave Cain a "hall roar" in his trip around the school. After meeting the Hornets, Cain and his family fulfilled the second part of his wish by meeting with the Monroe County Falcon Football team.



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Wendy's Honors Two MCHS Students

Wendy's Heisman

MCHS students Ellie Caffee and Dakota Jones have been named National Wendy's High School Heisman School Winners. Ellie and Dakota, both seniors at MCHS, were chosen for their excellence in academics, athletics and community service. School winners will go on to compete at the state level, then state finalists compete for the national finals. The judging panel will select one senior male and one senior female to receive a $10,000 college scholarship, as well as recognition during ESPN’s national telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation.

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Thumbtack Art

Every Friday, MCHS students participate in Health and Wellness. They choose an activity they enjoy that gives them physical, mental, or creative exercise. One option offered is Thumbtack Art, where the students create works of art out of thumbtacks. Shown with their completed creations are (L – R) Peyton Stephens, Allie Thomas, Kyersten Spurgeon, and Jacob Hilty. Also shown holding her work is Kimberly Walker.

Thumbtack Art

National Honor Society Inductees

NHS Inductees

On September 20, 2017, 13 new members were inducted into the Metcalfe County High School chapter of the National Honor Society. New members include: Miranda England, Lauren Chapman, Konnor Gallagher, Gracie Tucker, Allie Coffey, Cody Hart, Dakota Tiller, Dillon Syra, Elizabeth Decker, Jacob Miller, Lucas Firkins, Logan Firkins, and Ethan Bates. Inductees and their families were treated to a meal prepared by the Metcalfe County Food Service staff and listened to speeches and words of encouragement from current NHS members: Kennedy Bates, Ryan Clemmons, Madison Gillentine, and Julie Barlow.

NHS Inductees



Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton Visits MCHS

Lt. Gov. Visits MCHS

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton stopped by MCHS on Monday, Oct. 9 to promote the 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC).

The LGEC is a pitch competition for all Kentucky high school students. It's designed to introduce students to a realistic business environment, highlight entrepreneurial values, promote business ownership, and encourage lifelong learning. 

The registration deadline is Oct. 31. Prizes include a share of up to $100,000 in scholarships split among the top four teams at Finals, which can be used at any post-secondary institution in Kentucky.

Click here for full details about the program.

Lt. Gov. Visits MCHS

Hornet News Network New Episode!



This episode features Bree Russell talking about her experience at Class A golf, Hunter Reece discussing how the Hornet Band has done so far during the competiton season, Brilee Tucker talking about being named MCHS Homecoming Queen and a special feature about students going to the elementary to work with students.  Full video of homecoming is also at the end of this episode.

HNN has also created a youtube channel that will showcase every episode. 


Carhartt gives back to local schools


Recently, Carhartt of Edmonton gave the Metcalfe County Family Resource Center school supplies to help students during the new school year.  Thank you to Carhartt and their employees for giving back to our community!

MCHS would like to thank Bill Laggerman for successfully writing a $2500 grant to help outfit the Metcalfe County 4-H Shooting Sports Program.


A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Miss Rachel Hampton for earning the distinction of being named MCHS Governors Scholar 2017!


Archery Team to Compete in State Tournament



2017 Archery Team

The Metcalfe County Archery Team will compete in the upcoming KY NASP State Tournament on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the KY Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.  Good Luck to all participants and coaches.  

Bendy Zurmehly Chosen As Classified Employee of the Month

Zurmehly Chosen as Classified Employee of the Month

Bendy Robertson Zurmehly has worked in Metcalfe School 15 years.  .  She is now supervising the Community Work Transition Program at MCHS. Mrs. Zurmehly’s  Program provides students’ job shadowing, financial literacy, internships, researching job opportunities,job shadowing, and creating partnerships with businesses in Metcalfe and Barren County.


John VanMeter Selected as Certified Staff of the Month

  John Vanmeter has worked as a MCHS science teacher for 27 years and has served as sponsor for the MCHS Student Technology Leadership Program, Chess, FCA, Typing Clubs way back before there was an STLP.  Congratulations, Mr. John VanMeter.John VanMeter Selected As Teacher of the Month

Metcalfe County High School Theater students (Zander Yates, Julie Barlow, Cody Chapman, Brette Eddy, and Mason Edwards) are diligently rehearsing for their upcoming play "Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)".  The performances are Thursday, March 23 - Saturday, March 25 at 7:00pm CST. Tickets at the door are $8.00 at the door. 


Congrats Lady Hornets 16 District Champs!














Kids hard at work.....4 am at the Donut Shop!!


Senior Night 2017


Abbie  Young is the daughter of Ronnie and Heidi Young. She has been a member of the basketball team for 4 years. Her future plans are to attend Western Kentucky University and pursue a career as a dental hygienist.










Mackenzie Coleman is the daughter of Zack and Kim Coleman. Kenzie has been a member of the basketball team for 6 years. Her future plans are to attend Tennessee Tech University on a basketball scholarship. She also plans on majoring in Occupational Therapy.









5Jake Dial is the son of Jeff and Genese Dial. His future plans are to attenda college and study Agricultural Business.











Ontario Jarrett is the son of Gary and Terry Muse. Ontario has been a member of the basketball team for 3 years. His future plans are to attend Skyctc and major in computer programming.




Senior Night 2017


Nathaniel Eddy has been a member of the archery team for 2 years and a member of the band for 3 years. He is the son of Peter Eddy and Jason and Lindsey Peugh. Nathaniels future plans are to attend College and pursue a degree in Music education.









 Kelsey White is the official statistician for the basketball team. Kelsey is the daughter of Chris and Maria White. Her future plans are to attend college and major as a nurse antithesis.








8Cheyenne is the daughter of Jason and Sherry Perry. Cheyenne has been a member of the Basketball team for 4 years. Her future plans are to attend Lindsey Wilson College and Major in Education.









Not in attendence:

Band-Austin Nunn

Band- Patrick Warf. Absent. Attending Campbellsville University Honor band.

 Cheer- Miss Haley Minor 

Senior Night 2017

3Amber Holley has been a member of the archery team for 5 years. She is the daughter of Jennifer Judd and Michael Holley. Amber’s future plans are to attend Skyctc and pursue a career in internet technologies.










Josh Penick has been a member of the archery team for 4 years. He is the son of Brad Penick and Amy Conrad. Josh’s future plans are to enlist in the United States Marine Corp.








5Alexis Dotson has been a member of the archery team for 4 years. She is the daughter of Joe and Rachel Dotson. Her future plans are to attend Lindsey Wilson College and major in nursing.

Senior Night 2017


Frankie Bell has been a member of the archery team for 4 years. He is the son of Rickey Bell and Tammy      Nunnelly. Frankie’s future plans are to attend Lincoln Tech and pursue a career in heavy equipment maintenance.







2Hannah Blaydes has been a member of the Archery team for 2 years. She is the daughter of David and Charity Blaydes. Hannah’s future plans are to attend Lindsey Wilson College and eventually start her own business.










Sandra England has been a member of the archery team for 4 years. She is the daughter of James and April England. Sandra’s future plans are to attend western Kentucky university and study meteorology.

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Info USDA AG Experience Opportunities

Universities all over the United States are offering FREE summer experiences in various Agricultural programs.   The only obligation the student has is to pay for the transportation to and from the university. 

Please help us get the word out about this incredible "free" opportunity we just received from the USDA.  The USDA pays for everything EXCEPT transportation to and from the university.   I have attached information on how to apply, which universities are participating, and age requirements.  This application process is  based on the information the student provides.  So it would be important for any interested student to start NOW on the application process.   The most important part is getting the word out to everyone.  

We also have hard copies for each university and the summer experience that university offers in the front lobby of the high school.

Our students have videotaped each university's offerings, description of Ag experience, and dates.  These videos are on our Twitter which can be found on Metcalfe County High School's webpage.  

When the student selects the university and the summer experience offered at that university he/she needs to call the number we have provided on our Twitter video feed and directly speak to the person running that specific program at that university.  They will be able to better explain the particulars for that university Ag experience. 

 Notice the deadline for all applications is March 1.

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100 Days PERFECT attendance

Students with Perfect attendance means they can have no tardies and/or any absences.


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Monroe Regional Area Tech Center Students of the Month


            Craig Vibbert

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Patrick Warf and Nate Eddy signed scholarships today with Campbellsville University.  Campbellsville University's assistant director of music Corey Bonds represented CU. Both gentlemen have worked hard throughout their middle school and high school musical careers to earn this distinction. 



HNN Second Episode now available on Youtube!


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The Metcalfe County calendar committee has developed a draft recommendation for the 2018-19 school calendar. To see the proposed calendar and to leave your comments click on "read more."

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Regional FFA Winners

Anna Judd
Metcalfe County High School student Anna Judd won the regional AIC contest, an exam on cooperatives and business transactions. She will compete at state in June.

Regional FFA
 The Metcalfe County Small Engine team placed third. Congrats to Jacob Syra, Justin Turner, Zach England, and Tyler Coomer!

Sports Physicals for the 2017-2018 School Year

Metcalfe County Schools and TJ Samson hospital will be completing sports physicals for all 6-12th graders on May 18 at the high school.  These physicals will be during the school day at Metcalfe County High School.  This physical is required for all students wishing to play sports in the 2017-2018 school year.  Below you will find link to the physical form we are going to use, please fill this form out completely and make sure it is signed by the parent


There will be no charge for this physical but this will count toward your child's wellness visit on your insurance plan.


Grade 9-12 form

Grade 6-8 form


Students earning Welding Certifications from Monroe County Area Technology Center

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                                James Armstrong                                 Matthew Rigsby                                

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  Montana Ballard                          Warren Summers

Senior Calendar of Events


Spelling Bee Winners

Spelling Bee Winners
The MCHS Spelling Bee was held on Monday, December 4. Winners (pictured (L-R): 1st Tony Kim, 2nd Cesar Magana, 3rd Leah Thompson.

MCHS The Bee Hive Salon price list and times

 Open Monday - Friday 1:00-2:30 

 price list

cut/shampoo/style  $11.00

cut  $5.00

shampoo  $2.00

style  $7.00

Color  $22.00 and up

perm  $22.00 and up

highlight  $30.00 and up

manicure  $9.00

facial  $9.00

scalp treatment  w/style $12.00

makeup  $10.00


brow  $5.00

lip  $5.00

arm  $14.00

1/2 arm  $7.00

leg  $20.00

1/2 leg  $10.00

face  $20.00

Breakfast of Champions Served at MCHS

Breakfast of Champions

Nearly 150 Metcalfe County High School Students were recognized at the 7th Annual Breakfast of Champions on December 15. The breakfast honors 2017 MCHS AP and Dual Credit students. It's sponsored by MCHS and the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce. 

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MCHS Graduation - Thursday, May 25 @ 7PM
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Cinderella's Closet

Cinderella's Closet provides formal wear to girls who could not otherwise afford to attend their prom. Through donations of new and gently used formal dresses and accessories, we are able to "Turn Dresses Into Dreams" for seniors and juniors referred to our organization by their school. Even more than a dress, Cinderella's Closet provides an unforgettable, amazing experience. From the moment our princesses dance through our doors they are greeted with an environment of grace, love and respect. It is our mission that they leave knowing they are cherished.

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Local Community Members donate Art to MCHS

Jim and Mildred Tsukagoshi have generously donated three lithograph framed originals "JULY 14th coming from short Hills"" Club Bahama" and the third piece is "Castle Festival" serigraphs. Mrs Bell said " Mr and Mrs Tsukagoshi's Lithographs' donation is representative of our supportive community and the impact art has on our students. What a great thing to do for our students   Thank you Jim and Mildred!"




Metcalfe County Bands Present "Christmas Around the World"

Christmas Concert

Metcalfe County Band students performed before a full house at the MCMS auditorium Thursday night December 14. There were four seperate performances: MCMS 6th Grade Band, MCMS 7th Grade Band, MCHS Percussion Ensemble, and MCHS Concert Band. You can see and hear selections from each group by clicking on "Read More" below. 

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Sources of Strength

Peer leaders bring Sources of Strength to Metcalfe County High School.

Preparing for Snow Days


We would like to remind everyone that Metcalfe County Schools are again participating in the Non-Traditional Instructional Day (NTID), or “Snow Day” project. On the days school is dismissed for inclement weather all students should follow the instructions provided by their teachers in order to complete studies and assignments at home. Any day missed for snow directly before or after Christmas break will be considered an NTID day. As always, please contact your child’s school if you have questions.

MCHS 2017- 2018 Handbook now online!

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