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MCMS Recognizes 8th Grade Softball Team

MCMS Softball

The Metcalfe County Middle School softball season came to an end on April 22, as six student-athletes were recognized during 8th Grade Night at Edmonton Memorial Park. Pictured (L-R) assistant coach Torrie Osbon, Anna Grace Blythe, Hannah Bragg, head coach Alex Pennington, Lilly Reece, Camryn Reece, Rayleigh Johnson, and Raelyn Mosby.

Metcalfe Students Win at STLP State Championship

STLP

Students from Metcalfe County Schools returned home with several awards from the 2019 STLP State Championship.

4-H Blue Jeans and Bays Horse Club Win at WKU

MCMS 4-H

Metcalfe County 4-H Blue Jeans and Bays Horse Club traveled to Bowling Green to the L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center on the Western Kentucky University Farm to compete in the District 6 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology Contest.

Ring the Bell for LIteracy

Ring the Bell for Literacy

Metcalfe County Students Star in Two May Productions

Addams FamilyMay Plays

The 21st Century Programs at Metcalfe County Schools are preparing for TWO productions in May. First, MCHS will present "The Addams Family" May 9-11 at 7pm each night. The musical comedy features the familiar creepy and kooky family as they adapt to change. Then, MCMS will present "The Big Bad Musical" in which the audience must decide the outcome of the biggest trial ever in the fairy-tale world -- against the notorious Big Bad Wolf! Dates are May 13-15 at 6pm each night.

Band Concert

Made in America Band Concert

Josh Hurt Promoted to Director of Instruction

Josh Hurt

Metcalfe County Middle School assistant principal and Metcalfe County High School girls basketball head coach Josh Hurt has been named the district’s new Director of Instruction. Subsequently, Hurt is stepping down as girls basketball coach.

 

April Student of the Month

Cesar Magana

The Metcalfe County Board of Education recognized MCHS sophomore Cesar Magana as April's Student of the Month. Cesar Magana is one of 96 students from across the state to be accepted into the Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University.

The Gatton Academy is Kentucky’s first state-supported, two-year residential program for high school students with interests in advanced science and math careers and is one of only 15 such programs in the nation. At the end of their two-year course of study, students will graduate from high school with a minimum of 60 college credit hours.

 

 

 

School Bus Accident

school bus

Metcalfe County School bus number 99 was involved in a traffic accident on Friday, April 12, 2019. It happened around 3:45pm on Highway 640 at Eddie Walker Road in the western part of the county. There were no apparent injuries to students on the school bus. The driver of other vehicle was being evaluated by EMS personnel on the scene.

MCMS Students Selected as Rogers Explorers

Rogers Explorers

Metcalfe County Middle School is proud to recognize these students chosen as Rogers Explorers! The Rogers Explorers program is an intensive three-day, two-night program focused on cultivating skills in leadership, technology, math, science, and community service. It is developed, coordinated, and supervised by The Center for Rural Development in partnership with University of the Cumberlands, Lindsey Wilson College, Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, Asbury University, University of Pikeville, and Union College.

MCES Student Wins Poetry Contest

Emma Levi
Metcalfe County Elementary School student Emma Levi has won 1st place in the Appelley Publishing National Student Poetry Contest. Emma is a 4th-grade student at MCES. Her poem "To Make America Grand" was selected as the winning entry in Division I (grades 3-5). She will receive $500 and her poem will be published in the 2019 Rising Stars Collection. Click "read more" to see her winning poem. 

 

 

 

 

MCMS Students Visit Washington, D.C.

DC

A group of 8th-grade students from Metcalfe County Middle School visited Washington, D.C. during Spring Break. The 39 kids and many of their parents toured the White House, the Capitol, Library of Congress, National Archives, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Holocaust Museum among other sites and memorials. They also met with Sen. Mitch McConnell and Congressman James Comer - both from Kentucky. To see photos from the trip click "read more."

 

April 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

School Board Meeting

The monthly board meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education will be held          Tuesday, April 8 @ 6PM @ 709 West Stockton Street.

Agenda

Metcalfe County Hires Additional School Resource Officer

 

EDMONTON, Ky. (April 4, 2019) – When Metcalfe County students return from Spring Break on April 8, there will be a new school resource officer to greet them.

 

The Metcalfe County School District will now have two school resource officers. Officer Charles Massey is the new school resource officer at Metcalfe County Elementary School. Officer Josh Neal will remain the school resource officer at Metcalfe High School and Metcalfe County Middle School.

 

The Metcalfe County Board of Education approved at its December meeting adding a school police department to the district called SLEO, which stands for Special Law Enforcement Officer. The certified officers will have jurisdiction on school grounds and at some school events held off campus.

 

This is a continuation of implementing ideas from the community forum hosted last spring. District safety coordinator Chris Huffman says those efforts will continue. “We are regularly looking for practical solutions that will increase our campus safety,” Huffman said. “Adding an additional resource officer and developing a SLEO program is just one part of a long term effort.”

 

Both Officer Neal and Officer Massey were former deputies at the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Department.

 

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Prom and Class A State Tournament

Metcalfe County High School will be hosting Prom 2019 on April 27th. With regards to the schedule and events for that day, the Prom Walk-In will begin at 8:00 pm with Prom starting at 9:00 pm and ending at 12:30 am. We look forward to a great night of fun!

2017-2018 School Report Card Available Online

Raise the Bar Close the Gap

Metcalfe County's 2017-2018 School Report Card is now available online. Just click here to visit the site. The website provides information about our district, as well as data from all three schools: Metcalfe County Elementary, Metcalfe County Middle, and Metcalfe County High.

 

The Kentucky Department of Education released new School Report Cards in January 2019. The state continues to offer tools to help parents understand and celebrate the performance of schools. KRS 158.6453 requires the sharing of the School Report Card annually with families and communities so stakeholders can have a clear idea of how well their school is performing. If you need help accessing or viewing your school report card, please contact the central office at (270) 432-3171.

2019 MCHS Senior Events

Senior Events

Message for MCHS Parents

The following message has been sent by Metcalfe County High School Principal Mr. Clint Graham as a OneCall to MCHS parents...

 

Just before 10am this morning, March 27, 2019, MCHS staff found a threat written on a bathroom wall. The threat was not specific and has been found to be not credible. Authorities have been notified, and an investigation is underway. Along with our school resource officer, additional law enforcement will be at MCHS throughout the day. We are confident there is no danger in our school at this time and safety is always our top priority. We also want to make sure parents stay informed. Thank you.

MCHS Hornet Talent Search Winners

Talent Show

Hornet Talent Search Winners: 
Winner: Taylor Brown ($200)
1st Runner-Up: Emma York ($100)
2nd Runner-Up: Heather England ($50) and Taryn Deckard ($50)! 

Brody Hurt Advances to Round 5 in Spelling Bee

Brody  Hurt

Metcalfe County Middle School 7th grade student Brody Hurt recently competed in the Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee in Louisville. Brody made it to round 5 and finished in the top 11 of 61 spellers. Great job Brody!

William Oberhaus Competes in State Archery Tournament

William Oberhaus

Metcalfe County High School senior William Oberhaus competed in the state archery tournament in Louisville. William ranked 470 out of 3,715 competitors -- the top 12%. He scored 275/300. Great job William!

Abby Shirley Wins HNN Book Trailer Contest

Abby Shirley, a 4th grade student at Metcalfe County Elementary School, won $100 in the Hornet New's Network's Book Trailer Contest. Abby's book and trailer was "Wait Till Helen Comes." You can watch it here:

A Night With The Stars

A Night with the Stars

Metcalfe County Middle School hosted "A Night with the Stars" on March 14 at the MCMS Auditorium. The evening featured poetry readings, science demonstrations, fitness, athletics, cheer, technology, piano, books, and vocals. You can watch the entire night of performances on the HNN youtube channel by clicking here.

March 2019 Student and Staff of the Month Recognized

Macy WelshSherry KeltnerAngie Tucker

The Metcalfe County Board of Education recognized the student and staff of the month for March 2019 at its meeting on March 12. Student of the Month is MCHS sophomore Macy Welsh. Classified Employee of the Month is Sherry Keltner, and Certified Employee of the Month is Angie Tucker.

 

Click here for a summary of the March 12, 2019 Board of Education meeting. 

McKinley Crain Featured in WBKO Special Report

MCES Celebrates "Read Across America Week"

Read Across America

Metcalfe County Schools celebrated "Read Across America" Week during the first week of March, which coincides with Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2nd. Several spirit week activities were planned, including Pajama Day, Hat Day, Wacky Wednesday, Crazy Sock Day, and College/Career Day. MCES also held a Book Fair and special Family Literacy Night on Tuesday, March 5. 

Click here to see photos from MCES "Read Across America" Week.

MCES Student to Compete in State Essay Contest

Haven Hayward

Congratulations to MCES 5th grade student Haven Hayward! For the first time in school history, Haven's entry for the AARP Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest has been chosen to represent our district (13 counties) in the state contest. The winner will be announced in April. 

2019-2020 School Calendar Set

School Calendar

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