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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.

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.

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.

MCES North Star Dance

North Star Dance

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.

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

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Live Hornet Basketball @ 6:00 PM

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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!  

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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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


Summer Break

Have a Great Summer Break!  Enjoy spending time with your families!

MCES Summer School Program

MCES is offering a Summer School Program for 5 weeks from Monday, June 19, 2017 through Friday, June 30, 2017 and from Monday, July 10, 2017 through Friday, July 28, 2017.  The Summer School Program will not be offered the week of Monday, July 3, 2017 through Friday, July 7, 2017 in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday.  The cost to attend our Summer School Program is $10.00 per week and $40.00 for all 5 weeks.  Sorry to inform you of the following inconvenience - Bus Transportation will not be provided for the Summer School Program.  If you have any questions, please contact our school at 270-432-2051 or 270-432-2010 or drop by MCES at your convenience.


The last day for Little League Football Sign-Ups are on Monday, August 28, 2017 beginning at 5:00 pm at the football building behind the middle school. 

MCES Fall Festival Scheduled for Oct. 21

MCES Fall Festival

The MCES Fall Festival is Saturday, October 21. We will have games, a silent auction, cake walk, bingo, a chili lunch, and much more. Along with all of the festival activities, we will also be selling pansies from our own MCES greenhouse: $2 for a pack of four.


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. 


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!

Schools Closed

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


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.


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!


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.  


The MCES Staff would like to welcome back all of our precious students!  Thank you to our parents, guardians, grandparents, community members, and others for all that you do each and every day!  


Metcalfe County Elementary School's First Day for Pre-School will begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  We are looking forward to our Pre-School Students joining us here at MCES!  Have a great rest of your summer! 

MCES PTO Meeting

MCES PTO Meeting is set for Thursday, September 7, 2017 beginning at 5:00 pm in the MCES cafeteria.  The PTO will be discussing MCES Club/Activity Fair, Canvas Tutorial, Fall PTO Activities, and Volunteer Opportunities.  We hope you can make it to our first PTO meeting of the 2017-2018 school year.  Thanks for all that you do for our students at MCES!


MCES Back to School Bash - Hornet Social will be on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  We hope everyone can make arrangements to join us for our Back to School Hornet Social! Have a great rest of your summer break!


Metcalfe County Elementary School will be hosting First Responders and other Emergency Personnel in recognition of 9 - 11 on Monday, September 11, 2017. Our 9 - 11 Program will begin at approximately 9:30 am.  We welcome all of our First Responders and Emergency Personnel to join us on this special day.  


Metcalfe County Schools will be back in session on Thursday, August 24, 2017.  We are looking forward to a great start to the 2017 - 2018 school year!  Enjoy the rest of your break!


Metcalfe County Elementary School will be hosting Grandparents' Night on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  We will be serving hotdogs, chips, and a drink for our amazing Grandparents.  We are looking forward to spending time with our students and their Grandparents.  Thanks for all that you do! 

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.


MCES FALL FESTIVAL will be on Saturday afternoon, October 21, 2017 from around 12:30 pm to approximately 4:15 pm.  We hope to see everyone at our Fall Festival.     

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.



Metcalfe County Schools to Host Community Safety Discussion MCS Logo

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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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 

A Message from Superintendent Benny Lile

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


MCES Students Enjoy Fall Day with Hayride to Corn Maze


MCES students enjoyed a beautiful fall day with hayrides to the corn maze on Friday, Oct. 20. The hayride took students from the elementary school to the cornfield just below the high school. MCHS FFA students then guided the children through the maze. They stopped at several checkpoints throughout the maze to learn about corn, farming, and the economy. After exiting the maze, students were treated to apples grown at Metcalfe County's Valley View Orchard. They also got to take pumpkin-spiced muffins back to their classrooms thanks to the UK 4-H Extension Office. The hayrides and corn maze provided the students with a day of fun and education while also supporting the district's Farm to School program. Click here to see more photos from the day including Dr. Lile and Mrs. Bell driving the tractors!

Corn Maze


MCES Book Fair

The MCES Book Fair will be open the week of Monday, September 11, 2017 through Friday, September 15, 2017. The book fair will be open on Grandparents' night on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.


MCES SBDM meeting will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm.

Cheryl Reece Named MCES Classified Employee of the Month

Cheryl Reece

Mrs. Cheryl Reece has been named Metcalfe County Elementary School "Classified Employee of the Month." Mrs. Reece is a paraeducator at MCES. She was recognized for her hard work and dedication at the October 2017 Board of Education meeting. Mrs. Reece is pictured with board chairman Joey Shive and MCES principal Michael Gill.

Pastries for Parents

Metcalfe County Elementary School will be hosting our parents and guardians for Pastries with Parents on Thursday, May 18, 2017 first thing in the morning.  We will also be having our World Culture Day Parade around our school with each class representing a different country from around the world.  Parents and guardians - please park in our back parking lot to make sure we have plenty of parking.  Last year's back entrance will be open for parents to sign in.   Thank you and we hope to see you at our Pastries for Parents.

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

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District Spelling Bee Winners 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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Exceptional Child Education Parent Survey 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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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. 

School Safety Community Discussion School Safety 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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Jerry Bennett Named MCES Certified Employee of the Month

Jerry Bennett

Jerry Bennett has been named Metcalfe County Elementary School "Certified Employee of the Month." Mr. Bennett is an Exceptional Education teacher at MCES. He was recognized for his hard work and dedication at the October 2017 Board of Education meeting. Pictured with Mr. Bennett are board chairman Joey Shive and MCES principal Michael Gill.


Metcalfe County Elementary School will be hosting Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm or so.  Furthermore, our teachers will be available by appointment the following week (Monday, November 6th - Thursday, November 9th) after school or during their planning period if you are unable to attend on Thursday, November 2nd.  Thank you for all that you do and we look forward to having a discussion about your child's education.

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MCHS Cheerleaders Hosting Cheer Clinic

MCHS Cheerleaders will be hosting a Cheer Clinic on Tuesday, September, 12, 2017 after school until 5:30 pm.  MCHS Cheer Clinic will take place in the MCES Old School Gymnasium.  

MCES PTO - Mother-Son Dance

MCES PTO will be sponsoring a MOTHER-SON Dance on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the MCES Gymnasium.  The Dance is open to all MCES students and their Moms, Grandmas, Aunts, Guardians, etc.  Admission is $5.00 per adult. Students will be admitted for FREE!  Join us for a night of music, dancing, and refreshments!  All proceeds benefit the MCES PTO.  Pictures will be available on site for $5.00.

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.  

MCES Names Emma Woosley Student of the Month

Emma Woosley

Emma Woosley is Metcalfe County Elementary School's "Student of the Month." She was recognized at the October 2017 Board of Education meeting. Emma is in the 3rd grade at MCES. Pictured with Emma are board chairman Joey Shive and MCES principal Michael Gill. 

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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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

MCES Students Donates Hair

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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!

School Pictures

MCES will have School Pictures on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  Please put this date on your calendar!  

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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Dental Screenings

MCES will have Dental Screenings set up for some of our students on Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  

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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2017 - 2018 MCES Student Handbook

mces 2017_18 handbook

College and Career Fair

The College and Career Fair will be on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at MCMS and MCHS.

Fall Break

Metcalfe County Schools will be out of school for Fall Break the week of Monday, October 2nd through Friday, October 6th, 2017.  Be safe if you will be traveling over Fall Break!  School will be back in session on Monday, October 9, 2017.