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MCES Teacher Invited to the White House

Jay White​​​​​​
Metcalfe County Elementary School teacher Jay White has been invited to help decorate the White House for Christmas. Mr. Jay was one of 100 people selected from 1,000 applications. The group will decorate the White House over the Thanksgiving holiday and will have lunch with First Lady Melania Trump the following Monday. Mr. Jay, a kindergarten teacher at MCES, will present Mrs. Trump with an ornament made by his students.

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New Infinite Campus Mobile App Now Available!


Parents and students, we are excited to inform you that Infinite Campus has two new and improved mobile apps! Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). Download your free app for for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more.

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Born Learning Academy - Save the Dates

Born Learning Academy
Save the dates! We've got some exciting activities and delicious meals coming up at our monthly Born Learning Academy sessions. All sessions are free for all parents of children ages birth to 5. Our next session is October 18 starting at 5:30pm at the MCES cafeteria. Call 432-5617 to reserve your spot.

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Donations Accepted for Clothes for Kids Radio Auction

Clothes for Kids

We're taking donations for items to auction off during our annual Hoss Foundation Clothes for Kids Radio Auction on Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30. Please drop off donations at the central office or call (270) 432-3171 for more information.

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Fall Festival

Metcalfe County Elementary School will be hosting the 2018 MCES Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  We will have Games, Live Auction, Silent Auction, King/Queen, Prince/Princess, drawing for the big prize item (42" 17.5 HP John Deere Mower, 5'x8' Trailer, and a Gas Powered Weed Eater), and much more!  The MCES Fall Festival is sponsored by the MCES PTO.  All proceeds go to the students of Metcalfe County Elementary School.  Thank you and we hope to see everyone come out and support MCES! 

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Born Learning Academy Begins Sept. 20

Born Learning
Session #1 of our next Born Learning Academy is set for Thursday, Sept. 20 at the MCES lunchroom from 5:30pm-7pm. All parents/guardians of children ages 0 to 5 (not in pre-school) are invited to attend. Join us for free information, activities, crafts, and food!

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Picture Day for MCES will be on Monday, September 24, 2018.  Please be prepared to take pictures on September 24th.  Please, do not wear Green on picture day.  Thank you and we hope you have a great school year!

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Grandparents' Night

Metcalfe County Elementary School will be hosting Grandparents' night on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   MCES will be providing food and a drink.  The MCES Book Fair will be open in the MCES Library.  MCES teachers will be here to visit with you in their classrooms.  Please come out and join us as we say, "THANK YOU" to our Grandparents for all that you do!  

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Students Honor First Responders on 9/11

Metcalfe County students recognized first responders for their hard work, dedication, and sacrifice during 9/11 Remembrance Ceremoneis at MCES and MCMS.

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Dismissal Friday Afternoon, September 7, 2018

Dismissal Time on Friday, September 7, 2018:

  • Please work with us on Friday afternoon as the Bicentennial Parade could delay our normal line-up and dismissal time from school.
  • Preschool bus routes will be running Friday morning only.
  • There will be no Preschool bus routes running on Friday afternoon.
  • Preschool students will be dismissed on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the normal school day dismissal time for all MCES students at 2:35 pm, instead of the earlier Preschool time of 1:30 pm.  
  • This will allow our Preschool students to enjoy watching the Bicentennial Parade on Friday afternoon.
  • Thank you and we hope all of our students enjoy the Bicentennial Parade!


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Infinite Campus Parent Portal Nights

Metcalfe County Elementary School: Monday, Aug. 13
Metcalfe County Middle School: Tuesday, Aug. 14
Metcalfe County High School: Thursday, Aug. 16

Time: 3pm-7pm Each Night

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Special Open Enrollment Monday, July 30

Open Enrollment
Metcalfe County Elementary School is hosting a special open enrollment day on Monday, July 30 from 8am until 4pm. It's for all new students who have not registered for the 2018-19 school year. The Family Resource Center will be set up in the primary gym to provide families in need with gently used clothes.

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MCES OPEN ENROLLMENT will be on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  

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Back to School Dates

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Metcalfe County Elementary School would like to welcome our MCES Family to our Back to School Bash-Hornet Social on Monday, August 20, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Parents/Guardians/Students will have the opportunity to meet their teacher(s), pick up their 2018-2019 schedule, discuss other school related information, enjoy ice cream, etc.  We are looking forward to seeing you soon!  Enjoy the rest of your summer break!  

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Metcalfe County Elementary School will begin school on Monday, August 27, 2018.  Doors will be open at 7:00 am.  School starts each day at 7:45 am and dismisses at around 2:35 pm.  Have a great rest of your summer break!

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Metcalfe County Elementary School Preschool will begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  We are looking forward to seeing our Preschool Students soon!  Have a great rest of your summer!

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Parents and Guardians - Access Infinite Campus Parent Portal and Update Your Demographic/Household Information


Click here for more information!

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Board Recognizes Junior Beta Club

Junior Beta

The Junior Beta Club at Metcalfe County Elementary School was recognized by the Board of Education at its July meeting.

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MCHS Principal Kelly Bell Retires

Kelly Bell

Metcalfe County High School Principal Kelly Bell announces her retirement. The search begins for her successor. 

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Basketball Camps

Click here for information about the 2018 Metcalfe County Boys Basketball Camp

Click here for information about the 2018 Metcalfe County Girls Basketball Camp

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2018 Student Summer Meal Schedule
Location Date Time Meal Served
Middle School June 4 - June 22 7:15am-8:30am

Elementary School

June 4 - June 28 7:15am-8:30am
Public Library June 13, 20, 27
July 11
11am-12pm Lunch


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Metcalfe County High School 2018 Graduation

Click here to watch the 2018 MCHS Commencement Program

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Pastries with Parents

Pastries with Parents is scheduled for this coming Thursday, May 17, 2018 beginning at 7:00 am.  MCES would like to say "Thank You" for all that you do each and every day!  If you would like to stay a little longer, we are planning to start our World Culture Day Parade a little after 8:00 am. 

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Teacher Appreciation

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Open Enrollment Open Enrollment

Date: Thursday, April 26
Time: 7am - 5pm
Location: Metcalfe County Elementary School


  • Birth Certificate or Verification of Birth
  • Immunization Certificate
  • Physical Exam
  • Eye Exam
  • Dental Exam
  • Social Security Card (not required, but recommended)
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Summer Camps 2018 MCES Summer Camp Registration

Dates: June 4th - June 29th
Times: 8am - 2pm (breakfast & lunch served)
Cost: $25 per week/$85 for all 4 weeks
(2 students or more $60/student for all 4 weeks)
Transportation: Not provided at this time
Contact: Kim Coleman (270) 432-2051

*Print this form and return it with payment.


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Spring Break
Spring Break is officially underway!
We hope everyone enjoys their time off.

Central office hours will be from 8am until 3pm April 2-6.
Normal operations and classes resume on Monday, April 9.

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MCES Preschool Ceremony

Our MCES Preschool Ceremony will be on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the MCES Old High School Gym.  Please, come and join us on this special occasion to recognize our precious little ones in Preschool.



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MCES End of School Year Ceremonies

Metcalfe County Elementary School will be having their End of Year Ceremonies on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in the MCES Old High School Gym.  Please, come and join us in celebrating another great school year with our precious students at the following times:

8:00 a.m. - Kindergarten Ceremony

10:00 a.m. - First and Second Grade Ceremony

11:30 a.m. - Third and Fourth Grade Ceremony

1:00 p.m. - Fifth Grade Ceremony 

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Schools Closed

Metcalfe County Schools are closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018. This will be an NTID.

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Metcalfe County Elementary School

Preschool and Kindergarten Open Enrollment

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.

School Enrollment Requirements - Due by first day of school:

  1. Enrollment Form
  2. Valid KY Immunization Certificate (Shot Record)
  3. Physical Exam - Must be dated within one year of entry date.
  4. Birth Certificate 
  5. Eye Exam - Must be dated within one year of the entry date.
  6. Dental Screening - Must be dated within one year of the entry date.

All of the above items are requirements for preschool or kindergarten.  If you have any questions, please call (270) 432- 2010 or (270) 432 - 2051.

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Parent Survey Exceptional Child Education Parent Survey

The Director of Exceptional Education at Metcalfe County Schools and the Kentucky Department of Education are asking parents of children receiving special education services to complete a survey to help the school district and KDE better serve their students. Click "read more" for a link to the survey and to view a letter to parents.

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School Safety Discussion School Safety Community Discussion

Metcalfe County Schools hosted a School Safety Community Discussion on Thursday, March 1. Approximately 175 attended the event at the MCMS auditorium. Superintendent Benny Lile has provided a summary of the questions, comments, and answers from the discussion. Just click "read more". You can also watch the video of the entire discussion, just click on this link to our youtube channel.

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MCES Literacy Night is Thursday Evening, March 8, 2018 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  Please make arrangements to come and join us for Food, Fun, the MCES PTO Meeting, BINGO, Story Walk, Build a Tower, Obstacle Course, etc.  Thank you and we hope to see you on Thursday Evening!

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Read Across America Week:

Monday, March 5, 2018 - Friday, March 9, 2018

MCES Book Fair this week!

Monday, March 5, 2018 - "Rise and Shine - It is Reading Time!"  Wear your Pajamas!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - "Top Hat Day!" Wear your favorite hat!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - "Wacky Wednesday!" Dress Wild and Wacky!

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - "Super Readers Become Superheroes!" Dress as your favorite Superhero or Book Character!

Friday, March 9, 2018 - "Oh, The Places You Will Go!" Dress in your favorite team clothing, college team clothing, or future career clothing!


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MCS Logo Metcalfe County Schools to Host Community Safety Discussion

Metcalfe County Schools will host a community-wide discussion concerning school safety on Thursday, March 1 at 6pm. The discussion will take place at the Metcalfe County Middle School auditorium. Click "read more" for more information.

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A Message from Superintendent Benny Lile

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


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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.

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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.

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Student of the Month

Maddie Ervin
Maddie Ervin has been named "Student of the Month" for February 2018. Maddie is a kindergarten student at Metcalfe County Elementary School. 

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Employees of the Month

Cathy Jessie​​​​​​
The Metcalfe County Board of Education recognized the employees of the month on Feb. 12. The certified employee of the month is Cathy Jessie. The classified employee of the month is Chris Parke. 

Chris Parke

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MCES and MCMS Governor's Cup Winners

Governor's Cup

Elementary School (district):

Future Problem Solving Team: 3rd Place
Quick Recall Team: 3rd Place
Jackson Devore: 5th Place Math
Alyssa Williams: 3rd Place Language Arts
Riley Froedge: 2nd Place Arts & Humanities
Claire Shapiro: 2nd Place Composition

Middle School (district):

Overall: 2nd Place
Future Problem Solving Team: 2nd Place
Quick Recall Team: 2nd Place
Braelyn Davis: 2nd Place Math
John Linkous: 1st Place Science
Laura Linkous: 3rd Place Social Studies
John Shirley: 2nd Place Language Arts
Shelby Thompson: 3rd Place Composition
Whitley Gibson: 4th Place Composition 

Middle School (region):

John Linkous: 5th Place Science

*Click "read more" for photos.

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MCES Students Donates Hair

Baylee CoffeyBaylee Coffey

MCES 2nd grade student Baylee Coffey is doing her part to help others. She recently donated her hair to the #PanteneBeautifulLengths campaign, which makes real-hair wigs for women fighting cancer! We're proud of you Baylee!

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100 Days of School

100 Days of School
Metcalfe County students and teachers celebrated 100 Days of School on February 7.

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MCES North Star Dance

North Star Dance

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North Star Dance

The MCES PTO is hosting the 1st Annual -  "NORTH STAR DANCE."  

  • Friday, February 9, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • MCES Old High School Gym
  • Admission is $5.00 for each adult.
  • Students get in free (accompanied by an adult).
  • Refreshments will be served.
  • Flowers will be available for purchase.
  • Photographs will be available for $5.00.
  • Open to all MCES Students (both male and female) and any adult who has been a guiding light in their lives.
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Live - Metcalfe Co. vs. Green Co. @ 5:30 PM

Watch Live Hornet Basketball Here @ 5:30 PM

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Spelling bee winners District Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to 8th Grade student EJ Underwood on winning this year's District Spelling Bee for grades 4-8! Next, EJ will represent Metcalfe County at the State Spelling Bee competition. Best of luck! 

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Live Hornet Basketball @ 6:00 PM

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Calendar Board Adopts 2018-19 School 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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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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Snow Day #1 - Friday, January 12, 2018

Snow Day #2 - Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Snow Day #3 - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Snow Day #4 - Thursday, January 18, 2018

Snow Day #5 - Friday, January 19, 2018

Please complete Snow Day Packet Assignments or Snow Day Assignments on CANVAS for the above dates.  Teachers and staff are available to assist you each day we use a Non-Traditional Instructional Day (NTID) or miss for a Snow Day.  Thanks - Be Safe - Drive Careful!  

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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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Live Hornet Basketball @ 4:00 PM

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Live Hornet Basketball @ 6:00 P.M.

Watch Live Hornet Basketball Here !!

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Immunization 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. Click "read more" for more information.


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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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Live Hornet Basketball @ 6:00 PM

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Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit MCES

Santa Visits MCES

The MCHS National Honor Society held its "Wrap Up and Read" party with the kindergarten students at MCES today -- even Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by for a visit!

Click here to see photos from the event.

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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.

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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

Live Hornet and Lady Hornet Basketball @ 6:00 PM - Click to Watch the Live Stream


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Thanksgiving Break

All of the MCES staff would like to wish everyone in our MCES family a Happy Thanksgiving!  Please enjoy spending time with family, friends, and loved ones over the break!  Please be safe and be careful traveling!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!  Thanksgiving Break will be Wednesday, November 22, 2017 through Friday, November 24, 2017. 

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MCES Christmas Bazaar

The MCES PTO will be sponsoring a Christmas Bazaar at Metcalfe County Elementary School in the Old High School Gym on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  

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MCES Christmas Program

MCES will be hosting its Christmas Program on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Old High School Gym at MCES.  We are looking forward to seeing you at our Christmas Program.

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MCES Veteran's Day Program

Metcalfe County Elementary School will be hosting our Veteran's Day Program on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 12:30 pm in the Primary Gym.  We would like to welcome our Veterans to our school to say THANK YOU for your service and dedication to our country.  

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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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