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A Message from Superintendent Benny Lile

Superintendent Benny Lile addresses the Metcalfe County School community concerning the events this week.


Senior Night Basketball Games Cancelled

Unfortunately, there have been more than half a dozen Kentucky school districts that have investigated comments made against their schools today. One of those comments has been made about tonight’s varsity basketball games. Unfortunately, due to the irresponsible actions of one individual, tonight’s games and all related activities have been cancelled. That person has been identified and the appropriate authorities have been notified.

Bryson Mayes Signs with Campbellsville

Bryson Mayes
MCHS Senior Bryson Mayes will continue his football career at Campbellsville University. He signed his letter of intent on Feb. 15 in front of his family, coaches, and team. Bryson is the third Hornet to sign with CU this year!
Bryson Mayes

A Message from Superintendent Benny Lile

FEBRUARY 16, 2018

Like in so many school districts across the country, many of us may be feeling a heightened since of anxiety following the tragic events in our nation. Our school district is also dealing with rumors. While we investigate all reports, these are still just rumors. We want to assure all students and parents that there are no creditable threats. Anyone caught making a threat against our schools, students or staff will face criminal charges.

Ryan Clemmons Signs with Campbellsville

Ryan Clemmons
MCHS Senior Ryan Clemmons will continue his football career at Campbellsville University. He signed his letter of intent on Feb. 12 in front of his family, coaches, and team.
Ryan Clemmons

MCHS Band Members Honored

Cody Hart
This past week Cody Hart participated in the 2018 All-State Concert Band. After auditioning for the honor in December, he was selected as one of Kentucky's top student French Horn players. Last week, Cody and the other students who received this honor, came together and prepared music under the direction of the nation's top musical minds for a concert that took place at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville.

On Saturday, February 10, students from the Metcalfe County Band were given the opportunity to attend a WKU Basketball Game for free to experience college pep band and sporting events in a college atmosphere. 

Homecoming King and Queen Crowned

MCHS seniors Kiley Jolly and Ryan Clemmons were crowned 2018 MCHS Basketball Homecoming Queen and King on Feb. 2. Belolw are other members of the homecoming court: 1st Runner Up Ellie Caffee, 2nd Runner Up Kennedy Bates, and 3rd Runner Up McKinley Crain. Click here to see more photos from homecoming.

District Tournament Information

District Tournament

Saturday, Feb. 10
Metcalfe County vs. Cumberland County
Location: Clinton County Middle School
Freshman Girls: 9am
Freshman Boys: 10am
Tickets: $5
*Championship games will be played at Clinton County High School on the same day, Feb. 10. 

Monday, Feb. 19
Metcalfe County vs. Clinton County
Location: Clinton County High School
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: $5
*Championship game will be played on Feb. 23 at 7pm, all boys basketball awards will follow.

Tuesday, Feb. 20
Metcalfe County vs. Clinton County
Location: Clinton County High School
Time: 6pm
Tickets: $5
*Championship game will be played on Feb. 22 at 7pm, all girls basketball awards will follow.

ATC Student Voice Surveys Student Voice Survey

The Monroe County ATC will be administering Student Voice surveys to some of their active students between February 7 and February 16, 2018.  The purpose of the surveys is to assist educators in gaining their students' perspectives on classroom educational practices.  Results remain anonymous.  Any parents of a child who currently attends the ATC and who wishes their child to not take part in the survey should contact Mrs. Jerri Rowland, Principal, at 270-487-8261 or by emailing her at Jerri.Rowland@Monroe.kyschools.us.

The STUDENT Voice survey incorporates the use of an acronym using the following words: Support, Transparency, Understand, Discipline, Engage, Nurture, and Trust. The STUDENT survey provides reliable and meaningful feedback to educators regarding their practice as it relates to Domains 2 and 3 of the Kentucky Framework for Teaching (KyFfT) and the Specialist Frameworks. Educators can most effectively understand and track professional growth through the use of many forms of evidence. Since students spend the most time with an educator, their feedback is a valuable tool in helping an educator improve professional practice.

Colton Zurmehly Signs with Campbellsville

Colton Zurmehly
MCHS Senior Colton Zurmehly will continue his football career at Campbellsville University. He signed his letter of intent on Feb. 2 in front of his family, coaches, and team.
Colton Zurmehly

Motivational Speaker at MCHS

Jarod Thomas
Metcalfe County Youth Services Center and the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, KY ASAP, recently welcomed motivational speaker Jerod Thomas to speak to the Metcalfe County High School students and faculty. Mr. Thomas shared his “Out of Bounds: A Football Player's Journey” which told of his personal journey from addition and homelessness to prominent business executive. The students and staff were mesmerized with the story Mr. Thomas shared about his struggles from his childhood to his now successful life.

Jarod Thomas

Star Students of the Week

Star Students
Star Students of the week are (pictured L-R): Senior: Abbie Walker, Junior: Nick Fields, Sophormore:Parker Isenberg, Freshman: Cassidy Brown.

MCHS Academic Team Wins at Governor's Cup

Governor's Cup
Metcalfe County High School hosted the district Governor's Cup competition Saturday, January 27, and placed 2nd overall.

Other winners include:
Quick Recall Team: 3rd place (John Hammer, Dakota Tiller, Austin Turner, Jacob Miller, Ben Hampton)
Future Problem Solving Team: 2nd place (Cody Hart, Logan Firkins, Ethan Bates, Elena Bonitz) 
Ethan Bates: 1st Composition, 3rd Social Studies 
Azura Vibbert: 1st Language Arts 
Austin Turner: 2nd Language Arts, 4th Arts and Humanities 
Elena Bonitz: 5th Social Studies 
Annika Reed: 2nd Math 

MCHS Fans Celebrate Annual Throwback Night

Throwback Game
Hornet fans filled the Old School Gym Saturday night, January 27, for the annual "Throwback Night." The cheerleaders, shown above, wore vintage uniforms, some from decades ago. The Metcalfe girls and boys varsity teams hosted Green County. While the Dragaons won both games, the night was about much more than the numbers on the scoreboard. Fans of both teams wore blue and orange in support of Marshall County High School, and the players gathered for prayers after both games. To see more photos from the evening just click "read more".

Throwback Game

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MCHS Mid-Year Graduation

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Mid Year GraduationMid Year Graduation
Congratulations to our mid-year graduates: Colby Blair, Cody Chmiel, Jenna Scantland, and Brianna Slayton.

FCA Prayer Circle

FCA Prayer Circle
On Thursday morning, January 25, Metcalfe County High School’s FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) held a special prayer circle. There were more than 50 students in attendance. Brother Steve Scholar, pastor of Edmonton Baptist Church, led the group in prayer for all those recently affected by the school shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, KY.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the community of Marshall County. 

Live - Metcalfe Co. vs. Green Co. @ 5:30 PM

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Star Students of the Week

Star Students
MCHS Star Students of the week are (pictured L-R): Senior: Christina Massingale, Junior: Taylor Brown, Freshman:Cesar Magana, Sophomore: Johanna Quevas.  

Live Hornet Basketball @ 6:00 PM

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Board Adopts 2018-19 School Calendar Calendar

The Metcalfe County Board of Education adopted the 2018-19 school calendar at the January monthly meeting. *Click "read more" for a detailed article about the school calendar and January board meeting.

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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.

Live Hornet Basketball @ 4:00 PM

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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. 

Live Hornet Basketball @ 6:00 P.M.

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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 Immunization

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. Click "read more" for more information.


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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). 

Live Hornet Basketball @ 6:00 PM

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Live Hornet Basketball @ 6:00 P.M.

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Live Metcalfe Co. Basketball @ 6:00 PM

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Live Hornet and Lady Hornet Basketball @ 6:00 PM

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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.

Ethan BatesLogan Firkins

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

Click Here for The Hoss Foundation Radio Auction Live Stream

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. 

Cain Moore​​​​​​Cain Moore

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.

EllieDakota Jones


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!














HNN Second Episode now available on Youtube!


Click to watch interviews with student Brilee Tucker and teacher Mr. Damron

Students sign with Campbellsville University pw

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. 




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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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


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!

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.

Senior Calendar of Events


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

MCHS Graduation - Thursday, May 25 @ 7PM
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. 

Click here for more photos from the Breakfast of Champions.

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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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!"




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!

Click here to view handbook.