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What's Going On? 12/10 through 12/15/2018
What's Going On? Week of 12/3 through 12/8/2018
Superintendent's Shout Out 2018 #5
Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs accepting applications
What's Going On This Week in BCPS 11-12 through 11-17
Good News Club helps change lives
BCHS students Skype with Astrobiologist
Jazz Band will perform at KMEA Conference
David Yost has a special Senior Night (story from the Greater Ashland Beacon)
Superintendent's Shout Out #3
What's Going On? 10-22 through 10-27-2018
What's Going On? 10-15 through 10-20-2018
Class of 2009 Gives Back
Be INCREDIBLE! Take the pledge against bullying!
What's Going On? 10-8 through 10-13-2018
Rotary Club Gives Free Dictionaries to All Third Grade Students at BCPS
WSAZ story on the launch of the Safety Tipline
Superintendent's Shout Out 2018 #3
What's Going On? 10-1 through 10-6
New Parent/Student Infinite Campus Mobile Apps (current users must download the new version)
From the Independent: BCPS Will Soon Have Tipline to Help Report Bullying
What's Going On? 9-24 through 9-29
Buses and Transportation - substitutes are always needed
Superintendent's Shout Out #1 (2018-2019)
What's Going On? 8-20 to 8-25
Alternative School to Open at Ramey-Estep Campus
What's Going On? 8-13 - 8-18
Superintendent's Welcome Letter for 2018-2019 School Year
Teachers: Area Education Grants requests you post your projects for funding on Donors Choose Area Education Grants logo.
Free breakfasts and free lunches for all students in the 18-19 school year
Boyd County Public Schools Earns Continuing SACS CASI Accreditation
KY Work Ready Facebook Live event to inform about scholarships
KDE Parent Info Newsletter
Ramey-Estep High School earns prestigious "2018 Program of Distinction" award
BCHS Class of 1968 Reunion
AmeriCorps Workers needed
What's Going On? 6-4 to 6-8
From the GAB: 63rd Annual AK Steel Self-Reliance Award Recipients
From the GAB: Boyd County's Jessica Burton Receives AEP Educational Trust Scholarship
From the GAB: First Book Helps Preschoolers Build Their Own Home Libraries
From the GAB: Loran Lynch Surges Through Obstacles to Graduate Third in her Class
From the Independent: Boyd school spending plan draws on contingency fund
Boyd County Foundation For Children, Inc. Announces 2018-2019 Grant Recipients
What's Going On? 5-29 to 6-2
From the front page of the Daily Independent: Scholarship winner plans a clear path -- and a good one
Summer Fun Days in Carter County
From the Daily Independent: Good News for Hungry Kids
What's Going On? 5-21 to 5-26
More feedback requested on revised reading and writing standards
KDE seeks public comments on math standards
What's Going On? 5-14 to 5-19
Superintendent Shout Out #16
Lt. Gov. meets with Catlettsburg's students and teachers The KY Lt. Governor helps a student with a lapel pin.
What's Going On? 4-30 to 5-4
The Daily Independent announces their Newspaper in Education Contest winners
The Daily Independent announces their Design-an-ad winners
KY Lt. Gov. will visit Catlettsburg Elementary on May 1st KY Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton.
From the Greater Ashland Beacon: Boyd's Bistro helps I Believe Foundation by preparing meals for fundraiser
SURVEY: Input Requested on Graduation Requirements
What's Going On? 4-23 to 4-28
Superintendent Shout Out #15
What's Going On? 4/9 - 4/14
All-Area Girls Basketball — Can't budge Boyd after big year: Fraley, Wheeler share in honors with Rice, Robinson
All-Area Boys Basketball: Arch rivals split honors from memorable seasons
Carpentry union gives donation to Boyd and Carter tech schools
What's Going On? 3-26 to 3-31
Teachers in Boyd County unite
Early Entrance to Kindergarten - Application Due 4/15
BCHS 3-D Scholastic Archery Team Wins First Place at National Championship
Superintendent Shout Out #14
Kindergarten Enrollment for 18-19 going on NOW
What's Going On? 3-19 through 3-24
KY Schools Compete in 'Poetry Out Loud' Finals
From the Independent: Parents turn out for school security meeting
Resources For School And Gun Safety Discussions And Advocacy
Superintendent Shout Out #13
What's Going On? 3-5-2018
From the GAB: Students Compete in SkillsUSA Regional Event
From the GAB: Summit Elementary Student Becomes Published Author
GAB articles highlight Boyd County wins
What's Going On? 2-26 to 3-4
64th District Title Goes to the Lions for the 5th Consecutive Year!
From the Daily Independent: 64th District girls — 'What a game': Boyd battles past Ashland in 2-OT classic
From The Daily Independent: Teachers, Students Happy with first day in new BCMS Eighth grader Ashley Stewart stows her books in her new locker.
KSBA Releases Summary of Pension Plan
Swimming to State
Superintendent Shout Out #12
What's Going On? 2-18 to 2-24
Helpful Info for Talking with Your Child about a Crisis
Letter to parents regarding a verbal threat to bring a firearm to school at BCMS.
Boyd County Counselors will be honored at Feb. 27th Board of Ed. meeting.
Olivia Hensley graces the front page of the Greater Ashland Beacon
What's Going On? Week of 2-12-18
Special Board & Superintendent Search Committee Meeting, Feb. 13, BCHS Media Center, 5:30 PM
Proclamation from our Superintendent regarding our school counselors National School Counselor Appreciation Week 2018 logo
Board of Education honored during Board Appreciation Month
Superintendent's Shout Out #11
State Ed. Commissioner asks us to wear blue and orange on Friday to support Marshall County
Letter to parents 1-31-2018
Boyd's Bistro Culinary Arts Program Awarded Elite 50
Elijah Miller - Runner of the Year for 3rd consecutive year
Celebrate the opening of our remodeled middle school
What's Going On? 1/29 - 2/4
Letter to Families Regarding Recent Threats at BCHS and BCMS
What's Going On
Kentucky Power and AEP will give grants for Robotic Teams
Boyd County Winter Shoot
Superintendent's Shout Out #10
Superintendent's Shout Out #9
Shop with a Super!
A call to fully fund SEEK
All-Area Track Teams includes Boyd runners, Miller named Runner of the Year
Superintendent Shout Out #8
BCHS Teens Mobilize Volunteers for Salvation Army
Feedback sought on new English/Language Arts and Math standards
What's Going On? 11-27 through 12-11 through 12-16
Superintendent Shout Out #7
What's Going On? 12-4 through 12-09
Parent Survey Links
Superintendent Shout Out #6
What's Going On? 11-27 through 12-1
Boyd County students making global connections
Superintendent Shout Out #5
What's Going On? Issue #4
What's Going On? 11-13 to 11-19
Superintendent's Shout Out #4
Public Comment Sought for Bible Literacy Standards
Superintendent's Weekly SHOUT OUT #3
What's Going On? Issue #3
Pension Reform Bill has reached Ky Legislators
What's Going On? 10-30-17 through 11-3-17
Interim Super's Weekly Shout Outs #2
Ky State Parks Offering School Employee/Retiree Special Rates
What's Going On? Issue #2
Interim Super's Weekly SHOUT OUT #1
Cannonsburg Elementary Receives Thank You Letters from Alvin, Texas
Safe Schools Proclamation Signed
What's Going On at BCPS? Issue #1
KDE approves Charter Schools' regulations
Look who's in the GAB this week: Braedon Dotson and Boyd Co. Sparkles!
BOE October Regular Monthly Meeting CHANGED to Oct. 30
Nicky Whitt Gets $1k McDonald's Grant
TEACHERS! Apply to Donors Choose for AEG grants
Cafeteria Make-over Contest! Please enter!
Ramey-Estep Receives KDE Program of Distinction Award
Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Tips
Ramey-Estep Named Program of Distinction
Daily Independent -IN OUR VIEW- New, free flooring - Community support helped Summit Elementary win
New gym floor at Summit Elementary to be installed soon
FREE Summer Food Program for Kids up to age 18
BC Foundation awards over $10k in grants for 17-18 SY
To help clarify the USDA regs regarding salt, wholegrains and milk
Board of Education Contemplates Teacher Raises
Statement from the Superintendent Regarding BCHS Teacher Suspension
Empty Bowls - Fundraiser for the Community Kitchen
Middle-school girls’ day out builds resiliency and self-esteem
KY Commissioner of Ed. to hold Town Meetings
Bills on Capitol Hill that KASA is monitoring
National School Breakfast Week T-Shirts on Sale
All Jazzed up to play at state board convention
Concerns over Charter Schools bill
Local TV News (WSAZ) does a story on the BC Sparkles
BCPS students win several placements at the ACTC/FIVCO Science and Engineering Fair
BCMS's Hoffman Casts Page-turning Magic Spell on Students
Boyd BOE pleased with middle school renovations
Boyd on AP honor roll
Public Forum for School Planning Dec. 12 at BCHS Library
Carson McClelland encourages classmates to raise money for toy drive
Boyd students in ACTC's Christmas Carol
Summit Wins New Gym Floor!
Catlettsburg Elementary helps decorate outdoor trees
Boyd County Foundation For Children, Inc. has received KMEA district award
BC Wrestling Nike Wear - Buy to support the team!
VOTES needed for a new gym floor at Summit
Vote for Summit Elementary to get a new gym floor
District STAR Testing Window
Area Education Grants Offering Teacher Grants Through Donors Choose
Town Center Mall to Raise Money for Schools 8/1 to 8/28

Ashland Town Center, Ashland's premier indoor shopping destination, will raise money for local schools through its annual Earning for Learning promotional program. Shoppers can help their schools earn points when they turn in receipts from purchases made at the mall Monday, August 1 through Sunday, August 28th, 2016.

Shoppers are encouraged to bring their day-of-purchase receipts to the Guest Services Center where they can decide which school will receive the points earned from their purchases. Each week, the school in first place will receive $600, second place, $300, and third place will be presented with $150.

Double points will be given to shoppers on Mondays and Tuesdays during the promotion. Additionally, purchases from select stores will be worth double points each week. Shoppers can find each week's double point stores posted at Guest Services on the Ashland Town Center website and on social media. Each receipt redeemed will provide a shopper with the chance to win a $25 Ashland Town Center gift card. One winner will be slected at random and awarded weekly.

School supporters can enjoy Ashland Town Center's mix of more than 70 popular stores including Belk, JC Penney, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath and Body Works, Carter's, Kay Jewlerlers and more.

For more information, please call 606-324-1100 or visit wwww.ashlandtowncenter.com. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ashlandtowncenter and follow us on Twiter @ShopAshland and on instagram @AshlandTownCenter

Start Date for School Year Pushed Back to August 10th
BCHS Teacher Carly Baldwin Named to one of 12 Finalist Teams in Agents for Learning Challenge
Commissioner of Ed. Holding Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Support BCHS Cheerleaders - Buy Cool Stuff Online - HURRY! Ends June 5!
Free Meals This Summer
Boyd County Foundation For Children, Inc. Announces Grant Recipients for the 2016-2017 School Year
Super Summer Camps at MSU
Dime Wars
Gov. Bevin's message to all students taking KPREP assessments
Free Mobile App MealViewer To Go Introduced
BCHS Art Teacher Uses Close Call as a Cautionary Tale
FRYC's Honored
Teen screenwriters hoping for chance at Hollywood glory
Cadet Burroughs Attends Candidate Visit Weekend; Will Attend Naval Academy Summer Seminar in June
College and Career Readiness Week, March 28 through April 1
Pharmacy Camp
KAGE gives Service and Advocacy Award to Volunteer Mrs. Tara Kinnel
Education Town Hall Meeting at KEDC
Accessible Easter Event
Trivia Team Competition to benefit BCHS Academic Team
KY Girls STEM Collaborative Annual Conference
Cannonsburg Students Sing the National Anthem at Marshall Uni Game
Gifted and Talented Month at State Capitol Displays Boyd County Poster
BCHS Instructor Carly Baldwin Featured in Kentucky Teacher Magazine
Boyd County students get lesson in friendship
Mr. Walter Reads the Proclamation for Start With Hello Week
Start With Hello Week
New District Improvement Plan - Seeking Input from Stakeholders
Boyd County Public Schools Board of Education members saluted this month
Boyd Students Win at PAC Festival of Trees and Trains
Asst. Superintendent of Boyd County Public Schools to serve KEDC Regional Professional Development Coordinators Cadre as Chairperson Elect
Boyd County Public Schools Receives Certificate of Achievement for Kentucky Safe Schools Week
Boyd County Public Schools' Director of Finance Receives Prestigious State Award
Christmas Project for BCPS Students in Need
Boyd Schools Write Letters of Thanks to Troops
JROTC from Boyd and Greenup Visit Parris Island, South Carolina
Be a School Safety Superhero
BCMS Arts and Crafts Show Seeking Vendors; Held Nov. 7
2014-2015 Test Scores Show Higher Percentage of Students Scoring Proficient or Distinguished in Boyd County Schools
FCI Inmates Donate $1,800 to Boyd Resource Centers
BCPS Hosts Kentucky's First Regional ECET²
Area Education Grants Ask Teachers To Use Donors Choose Website
FREE Back to School Clothing Give-Away
Boyd County Schools Increases Giving to American Heart Association
Ramey-Estep Recognized as Program of Distinction
BCHS Cadets Assist Veterans on Honor Flight
Boyd County Students Are Finalists for AK Steel Self-Reliance Awards
Blackhawk Helio Visit to BCHS
BC Foundation Announces Grant Recipients for 2015-16
Kentucky Teacher Magazine Features BCHS Culinary Arts Chef Buddies
BCHS Science Olympiad Winners at State Competition
New Process to Apply for Jobs in District
Middle School Renovations
An Interview with Twin Superintendents

On Tuesday, March 24th, students across the district were encouraged to dress like their future career choice. It was all a part of the week-long emphasis on College and Career Readiness.

One Cannonsburg Elementary student dressed as the district's 'number one' job - he dressed as Superintendent Brock Walter. Josh Kelley, son of preschool teacher Melanie Kelley, was interviewed by his mirror image in the video below:





District-Wide College-and-Career Readiness Week

College/Career Readiness Week

March 23rd-27th

Monday: Graduation Day
“Graduating high school is the first step toward your future.” Wear your Boyd County Lions apparel to show your Lion Pride!

Tuesday: Career Day
“Begin with the end in mind.”  Dress like your future career.

Wednesday: Professional Day
“Dress for success.”  Dress like a professional in your business attire.

Thursday: The Future is Bright!
“You have a bright future.”  Wear neon/bright colors and sunglasses.

Friday: March Madness/Crazy Fan Day
“Graduate high school college-and-career ready.”  Wear your favorite college apparel or dress like a crazy college fan.

Digital Learning Day

On March 13th, Boyd County Public Schools participated in the celebration of Digital Learning Day.  Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live. This grassroots effort blossomed into a massive nationwide celebration as teachers realized that Digital Learning Day is not about technology, it’s about learning. Digital Learning Day promotes the effective use of modern day tools afforded to every other industry to improve the learning experience in K-12 public schools.

Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. It emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and individualized instruction to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed in college and a career.

Digital learning advances school reform by increasing equity and access to educational opportunities, improving effectiveness and productivity of teachers and administrators, providing student-centered learning to ensure college and career readiness for all students, and recognizing teachers as education designers.

Digital Learning at Boyd County Middle School

Using QR Codes for Science Instruction

Digital Learning in Math Class at BCHS

Track and Field Reunion Event April 10, Track and Field Classic April 11
Revised Tournament Schedule
Ponderosa Elementary to Participate in NAEP Testing

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, is coming to Ponderosa Elementary on Thursday, March 5th!  

This year, NAEP tests 4th- and 8th-grade students in reading, mathematics and science and compares each state’s performance with the rest of the nation.  The results are anonymous and students' grades won’t be affected if they participate.  Accommodations are also provided so that as many students as possible can participate.

While NAEP does not count for a grade, or as part of our state accountability model, NAEP is important and will be used as a yardstick to measure Kentucky’s performance as compared with the rest of the nation for years to come! Kentucky improvement will be critical for our state to maintain our progressive education reform agenda and for our students to continue to be among the top performers in the United States.

Students need to do their best, because they represent Kentucky and results are compared with other states.  We know that our schools work very hard and Kentucky students, as a whole, can continue to rank above the nation's average in reading, math, and science!  If you know a fourth grade student, who will be participating at Ponderosa Elementary, please encourage him or her to do their best on the test!

Should their be inclement weather, and Boyd County Public Schools are closed, the make-up date will be Tuesday, March 10th.

Donate Items in Purple Bins at BOTH Area Walmart Stores
ACT Junior Test Administration: March 3, 2015 ACT logo
Coaches Go Barefoot for Charity
Boyd District Ranks 54th Out of 173 Districts in Energy Efficiency
Boyd County Students Show Holiday Spirit Gingerbread houses are on display at the high school.
Free Microsoft Office for Boyd County Students

Great News!! Your child’s best work can only be done with the best software. Our students at Boyd County Schools can install Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus on up to 5 personal computers and 5 personal tablets for FREE for as long as they are students here. Learn more here: http://www.office.com/GetOffice365

Army-Navy Game Nov. 20th at 6:00
5K to Benefit Shop with a Firefighter Nov. 8th
March of Lions Pride/Wear Pink During Friday's Game vs. Greenup
BCHS Band Concert Oct. 13 at 7:30 PM
District Receives Proficient Rating in State Testing
BCHS Grad Ger Sasser to Compete in National Pro Grid League
Go Passionately Pink for the Cure on October 10th
BCCTEC Greenhouse Fall Sale Starts Friday 9/11
KDMC Kickoff Caravan Friday Night Sept. 19th


Food Feud Sept. 2nd Through Oct. 3rd
There's still time to donate items at Cannonsburg Walmart!
Support BCHS - Buy a shirt with new logo design!
Simple Giving Program Makes it SIMPLE to Give School Supplies

Boyd County Public Schools will again participate in the Simple Giving/Champion For Kids program. School supplies of any kind can be donated to BCPS by purchasing them at our Cannonsburg Walmart and dropping them in the bins.


We have been notified of a delay in the arrival of the displays and bins, but Walmart has agreed to collect donations in alternate boxes or carts until they arrive.


Please stop by the Cannonsburg Walmart anytime between July 7 and August 1st (or as long as the bins are there) to make your donation. All supplies will be distributed to our Family Resource and Youth Services Centers. THANK YOU!!!


Please click on the read more to see details of what supplies are inside the pre-packed backpacks and to find out more about the Champion for Kids organization.

BCMS Summer Campers Have Fun with Oobleck

Oobleck is a suspension of cornstarch and water that can behave like a solid or a liquid depending on how much pressure you apply. Try to grab some in your hand and it will form a solid ball in your palm just until you release the pressure, then it will flow out between your fingers. Materials that behave this way are classified as non-Newtonian substances.



Super Gift - Brock Walter Will Donate Kidney

Boyd County's Superintendent will give one of his kidneys to his brother-in-law. Please click on 'read more' to get the full story from The Independent.

LiveStream of BCHS Graduation

Boyd County High School will be livestreaming and archiving our graduation exercises for the first time this year.   Family and friends all over the world will be able to tune in to watch as their loved ones pass this important milestone.  

Join us Friday, June 6th at 7:00 at the link below:


New Summit Principal Named

Boyd County Public Schools announced on Thursday, May 1st the new principal for Summit Elementary. Ben Maynard, who is currently employed as the Assistant Principal at Boyd County Middle School, will assume the principalship at Summit on July 1, 2014.

Plant Sale This Saturday 9-2 at BCCTEC

The Boyd County Career and Technical Education Center will be holding its annual, public Plant Sale, this Saturday, May 3rd at 12300 Midland Trail (the Tech. Education Center across from the old Boyd County High School) from 9 AM to 2 PM. There are a wide variety of plants in large quantities. Come early and don't miss out! All proceeds from the sales will benefit the Agricultural and Horticultural classes at BCCTEC.


Click on 'read more' to see what is for sale.

Alissa Nolen Donates Her Hair to Pink Heart Funds


Cannonsburg first grader Alissa Nolen has donated her long, beautiful hair to the charity called Pink Heart Funds. Please click on 'read more.'

School in Session May 20th

Boyd County Public Schools will be in session on Election Day, May 20th, as a make up day.

Download New App from WLGC Kool Hits 105.7 and Listen to BC Sports

Download the new free app to your smart phone and listen to all the Boyd County Sports broadcasts LIVE! Just search for "Kool Hits 105.7" in your app store.

Combined Bands of Boyd and Blazer

The April 22nd band concert, featuring the combined bands of Boyd County High School and Paul Blazer, may have been the first time the two have performed together. The band was directed by Mr. David Milller, retired Blazer director, who works extensively with both bands through lessons and instrument repair.


To listen to the band's rendition of "My Old Kentucky Home," please click on the link below:


My Old Kentucky Home

Donate Snack Items at Cannonsburg Wal-Mart

Governor's Scholars

  Three Boyd County High School students have been accepted into the 2014 Governor's Scholars Program.

  Pictured at left and from left to right, are Tori Sager, Wyatt Lewis and Hannah Irvine.

  "As usual, our Statewide Selection Committee faced some very difficult choices in selecting the 2014 Scholars from a highly competitive field of outstanding young Kentuckians," said Executive Director Aristofanes Cerdeno.

Boyd Co. Community Celebration of Children April 16th
"Every Child's A Star!" And everyone is invited to attend the
Boyd County Community Celebration of Children.
April 16 - KYOVA Mall - 5 PM to 7 PM
Food - Fun - Games - Resources - Inflatables - Door Prizes
Sponsored by the Community Collaboration for Children, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Ashland Independent, Boyd County and Fairview Independent Family Resource Centers and the Northeastern Alliancee Community Early Childhood Council.
Amended School Calendar

Calendar Changes
Boyd County Public Schools will be in session on Tuesday May 20th (Make-Up Day)
Last Day for Students – Friday June 6th, 2014
Graduation7:00 PM Friday June 6th, 2014

2013-2014 Testing Dates

Boyd County High School End of Course Exam Window – May 12th – May 23rd
Boyd County High School K-PREP Window – May 27th – June 2nd
Boyd County Middle School & All Elementary Schools K-PREP Testing Window - May 19th – May 23rd

Click here to view the complete calendar and printable pdf file AMENDED CALENDAR 2013-2014

Catlettsburg Autism Walk & Awareness Day April 19


Catlettsburg Elementary Autism Walk and Awareness Day
Saturday, April 19, 2014
10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Boyd County Middle School, US Rt. 60

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Walk will begin at 10 a.m.
click on "Read More" for forms and additional information

BCPS Will Be Out For Spring Break

Boyd County Schools will be out of session for Spring Break -
March 31 through April 4.

Additional makeup dates are pending approval and will be determined by what Kentucky legislators decide regarding the granting of disaster relief days. Please check back here for updated information.

Taylor Wheeler Signs with Walters State in TN



Pictured above, Taylor Wheeler ceremonioulsy signs with Walters State Community College while flanked by her mother, Traci, and father, David Wheeler.

Embrace the Shake! Walk for the Cure of Parkinson's

Walk - Sponsor - Support - Attend the Parkinson’s Day 2014 on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the KYOVA Mall. The event will run from 10:00 am to Noon with registration beginning at 9:00 am. Parkinson’s Day 2014 will be guided by the EMBRACE THE SHAKE theme and include a walk (featuring a NEW PD hurdle challenge), health screenings, entertainment for adults/children, silent auction and various other fundraising activities. This event is centered around creating hope, providing a spiritual support system. The event this year is dedicated to the memory of retired Boyd County Schools teacher Deanna Arrington.

BCMS Student Wins 1st in State Archery Tourney

Cristen Brockett, 8th grader at BCMS, won 1st place in the National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament,  individual female category, with score of 290. She competed against nearly 5000 shooters! CONGRATULATIONS, CRISTEN!

APRIL 7th Is The LAST DAY to Donate at Cannonsburg Wal-Mart for our Kids!



Free Seeds While They Last

The BCHS Agricultural Department is giving away free seeds. Read more for details.

Visitor to BCHS Impressed with Building and Sue Perkins

An impromptu tour of BCHS prompted a visitor to praise Perkins in an email to the Superintendent.

NEW Important Letter About Makeup Days

Please read the memorandum from the Superintendent.

New ACT Testing Dates

2014 ACT Testing and Inclement Weather

Originally, ACT testing was scheduled statewide for March 4 (initial) and March 18 (make-up). A few districts were in session on Tuesday, March 4 and were able to test. March 18 is the only make-up day for students who were absent in districts that tested on March 4.


However, the majority of districts were out of session on March 4 due to inclement weather. Districts that were closed on the original test date will use March 18 as their initial test day. April 15 will be the new make-up date for students absent in districts using March 18 as the initial test day.


Testing for students with accommodations remains March 4-18.

Important Memo from the Superintendent RE: Days Missed

Please read the memo from R. Brock Walter, Superintendent of Boyd County Public Schools, regarding the District Calendar, makeup days, disaster days and Spring Break.

National School Breakfast Week

BCHS Choir Students Headed to Carnegie Hall

As part of a fundraising effort on February 18th, the Rusty Pipes, 2012 Senior Quartet Champions, performed. Proceeds from the dinner and concert went towards the BCHS Choir's trip they will take to Carnegie Hall. Members of the Rusty Pipes are, left to right:  Dale Fetick, Carl Taylor, Jay Hawkins, Tom Rouse.

For information on how to help send our students to Carnegie, please 'read more.'


Catlettsburg Creators Take Home 2nd Place Trophy at Kentucky FIRST® LEGO® League

The Catlettsburg Creators, the FIRST® LEGO® League team, traveled to Western Kentucky University for the Kentucky FIRST® LEGO® League Tournament. The team won 2nd place in the "Gracious Professionalism" category.

Bus Monitors Needed

Boyd County Preschool Program is looking for bus monitors for a.m. and p.m. routes to finish out the school year.  Only responsible, committed applicants should apply.  Interested individuals should contact Carol Short at 606-929-5500 or 929-5503 or 929-5508 or 606-232-9194 for more information.

REHS December Event Summary

December was a busy month in all kinds of ways.

Martin Named New Assistant Superintendent

Summit Elementary School Principal Tamala Martin has been promoted to assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, a position designed to boost academic performance.

Joint Production Between BCHS and ACTC
Auditions will be held for William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on January 21 in the Alumni Auditorium.
School in Session Jan. 17 and Feb.17 for Make Up Days

From the Superintendent, R. Brock Walter:  Because of the number of instructional days we have missed to date, the following two days will be used as make up days:

Friday January 17th
Monday February 17th

Going to school on these two dates allows us to miss (1) one more school day without tacking on days to the end of the school year.

EXAM CRAM! Free Study Help for ACT at the Library

Ada Adkins Cline, Last Surviving Member of the First BCHS Grads, Passes at Age 102

Ada Adkins Cline passed away December 17, 2013 at the age of 102. She was a part of the very first graduating class of Boyd County High School in 1929. Last year, she attended the dedication ceremony of the new Boyd County High School.

BCHS Christmas Choir Concert DEC 18 During School

BCHS Choir's Christmas Concert, December 18th, during school hours.
The concert is scheduled for 12:30 PM in the Alumni Auditorium.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

BCHS Choir Christmas Concert TO BE RESCHEDULED!


Band Concert TONIGHT

Boyd County High School Band Concert
Dec. 12th 7:30 pm in the BCHS Auditorium
Concert is free and open to the public

Ponderosa's Morgan Lewis Wins 1st in Poster Contest

Morgan Leigh Lewis wins first place in the 9-11 year-old category in the Adopt-a-Highway poster contest. This is her 3rd consecutive win.

Lions Basketball Schedule

Follow the Lions Boys Basketball team and cheer them on to victory!

First Place Tree for ACCESS at Festival of Trees and Trains

Ramey-Estep's entry wins 2nd place, Boyd County Middle School and Boyd County High Schools' Gifted and Talented program win 3rd place.

Comprehensive District Improvement Plan

The new 2012 - 2014 CDIP is now in DRAFT form. Please take time to review it by clicking on the "Read More" link below.

National Education Week Message from Dr. Terry Holliday

Dr. Terry Holliday, Kentucky Commissioner of Education, acknowledges teachers during the observance of National Education Week (Nov. 18-22).

"Our Kentucky educators deserve not only our respect but also our gratitude. So, thank you Kentucky educators!  I am honored to be working with you and know our children face a bright future because of you and your efforts."

Boyd County Publications Win Sweepstakes OASIS Award at KYSPRA

KSBA, KYSPRA honor more than 170 school communications products with 2013 OASIS Awards

Ramey-Estep Fall Festival
Annual Fall Festival celebrates the season and our rural heritage.
Cardboard Challenge Chris Kirby and Luke Tackett create a Fender Stratocaster out of cardboard

Ms. Christy Ford's English 4 class promotes creativity in the form of cardboard.

Boyd Co. vs. Ashland FOOD FEUD is ON!

The annual Food Feud between Boyd County and Ashland is now in progress.  The winner will be announced at the Boyd County - Ashland ballgame on Oct. 4. 

Lockdown Drills Conducted

During the week of August 25th, Lockdown Drills were conducted throughout Boyd County Public Schools in partnership with local law enforcement officials.

Shop at Town Center to Earn Cash for Your School

Help your school earn cash just by shopping and dining at the Ashland Town Center Mall.

July News Summary by Pam Ferguson

Ramey Estep Summer News


Dozens of parents and students in the Boyd County school system queued up early on Tuesday to obtain free back-to-school necessities.

With a little over a week before the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year, the district held its annual Readifest at Boyd County Middle School.

Read the full story from the Independent by clicking on the 'learn more' link below.

Get the Scoop

Boyd County Public Library Back-to-school Ice Cream Sundae is Aug. 11

BCHS Cheerleaders Inspire New Award at UCA Cheer Camp

Varsity Cheerleaders inspire the Universal Cheerleaders Association to create the Traditions Award after learning of a team ritual. The new award will now be given at all UCA camps.

Matt Spade Kiwanis Father of Year Matt Spade with son Will, daughter Emma and wife Jennifer

Ponderosa Elementary Principal Matt Spade receives Ashland Breakfast Kiwanis' Father of the Year award.

1968 - 45th Class Reunion Scheduled for June 29

for more information, please click on "learn more" below

BC Foundation For Children Grants Awarded

The Boyd County Foundation For Children, Inc. announced the recipients of the 2013-2014 grants at the May 2013 Board of Education meeting. The Foundation President, Judge Marc Rosen, was on hand to congratulate the winners.

Logan Fraley Will Play for Marshall Logan Fraley

Boyd County sophomore basketball player Logan Fraley has announced her commitment to Marshall University.

Still Have Questions about Ky's Common Core Standards? Read this Fact Sheet

If you still have questions about Kentucky's adoption of the new Common Core Standards, this Fact Sheet, published by the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, may answer them.

Cannonsburg Students Create Derby Blanket Ms. Patton's Gifted & Talented Students Pose with Derby Blanket

30 Kentucky schools create 'Derby Blankets' for Governor's Derby Celebration

Parkinson's Day - Hope for a Cure Event May 18th at KYOVA Mall

Make plans to sponsor, walk, and support the search for a cure for Parkinson's disease. Forms and event details are a click away... (click on "learn more" below)

5k Run to Benefit Boyd County Baseball

It's not too late to register for the Boyd County Baseball DERBY CLASSIC RUN FOR THE ROSES, this Saturday, May 4th

New Superintendent R. Brock Walter R. Brock Walter

Brock Walter was named as the new Superintendent of Boyd County Schools. Read the  article from Mike James of the Daily Independent by clicking on the 'learn more' link below. 

Boyd County Students Featured in Independent Story

Special needs students learn life skills in 4-H Club

TEACHERS: Foundation Grant Application Deadline 4/19

Teachers needing extra funding for the 2013-2014 school year should apply now for a Boyd County Foundation For Children, Inc. grant. The application can be accessed here by clicking this link:  FOUNDATION APPLICATION Deadline is April 19th at 4:00!


The Boyd County High School Band will be giving its first concert in the new Alumni Auditorium, Tuesday, April 9th at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

District Newsletter is Now Online

The BCPS district newsletter "Creating Our Future" is now available online. This will be the only version of the newsletter as it will not be printed and inserted into the Sunday Independent as it has been in year's past. Creating Our Future - Fall/Winter 2012-2013

BCMS Re-designated as Kentucky SCHOOL TO WATCH

For the 3rd time, Boyd County Middle School has been re-designated by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-grades Reform as a 2013 Kentucky "School To Watch."

Walk For Autism Event Scheduled for April 20th

Gather a group or sponsor a walker! Saturday, April 20th is the Catlettsburg Autism Walk and Awareness Day. Monies raised will go to fund Community Based Instruction, purchasing educational apps for iPads, and helping students with specific needs. Print off the flyer (click on "learn more"  below) and plan to walk and/or donate!

Superintendent Screening Committee and BOE Meeting Closed Session on March 21st
The Boyd County Board of Education will meet on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in a special closed session in the Boyd County High School Conference Room (upstairs), 14375 Lions Lane.
The purpose of the special meeting will be to meet with the Superintendent Screening Committee in closed session for discussion of personnel.
Gabby Thompson Wins State Poetry Out Loud Competition

NEW! Read the March 19th article linked from the Daily Independent!

Thompson was one of 17 high school champions from across Kentucky who competed for the Poetry Out Loud state title.

Superintendent Screening Committee Meeting

The committee will conduct a closed session on Wednesday, March 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the BCHS Conference Room (upstairs).

Baseball Fundraiser - Meet the Lions Night

Come out and meet the Lions Baseball team, March 14th, 7:00 p.m. in the BCHS cafeteria. Food sponsored by Moe's and Penn Station. Cost is $10 per person.

Operation Preparation 2013

Volunteers from the community and from the District Office met with sophomores on Thursday, March 7th and middle school students on March 8th to discuss their educational goals.

New Security Buzz-In System Installed in All BCPS Schools A parent waits to be buzzed in at Summit Elementary

“As educators, it is our goal to ensure that your child becomes a life-long learner and, while doing that, we want to ensure they are safe." - Superintendent Howard K. Osborne.

Read the full article which appeared in the March 5 edition of the Independent.

ACT Test Cram at BC Library Main Branch this Saturday

Cram session! Come to the main branch of the Boyd County Public Library on Saturday, March 2 from noon - 5:00 for help on taking the ACT.

Martin Receives KSCA Outstanding Principal of the Year 2013 KSCA Principal of the Year Tammy Martin

Summit Principal honored at school assembly.

BCHS Senior Talks with Middle School Students About Bullying

Scott Callahan tells his story so that others can avoid the mistakes he made.

Snow Make-up Day Feb. 18th

School will be in session on February 18th (President's Day) for a Snow Make-up day. Please adjust your personal calendars to reflect this change. A complete and updated district calendar may be found at the bottom of the far right column on this page.

Summit Elementary Scores Highest in Science in the State 2011-2012 Summit Science 4th grade

yesOut of 733 elementary schools in the state, Summit scored #1 in Science!

Love 'Em or Leave 'Em 5k Run CANCELLED

The Love 'Em or Leave 'Em 5k Run will not take place on February 16th.

Superintendent Announces His Retirement Photo of Mr. Howard Osborne sitting in his office.
Boyd County Public Schools' Superintendent Howard K. Osborne will be retiring April 1, 2013. Read his open letter to the public here.
IMPORTANT! Board of Education Meeting Day & Place Change

The Board of Education meetings will now be held the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7 PM, at the BCHS Alumni Auditorium.

The New Boyd County High
The dedication of the new Boyd County High School has come and gone, but the awe still lingers in the minds of many who walked through its halls for the first time.
Howard K. Osborne Honored with KSBA Kids First Advocacy Award
KSBA annually selects a state representative, state senator, a school board member and a superintendent for outstanding work for resources and beneficial laws and regulations for the state’s public schools and students. The legislative awards are presented during the session of the General Assembly.
The Dedication Ceremony for the new Boyd County High School will be December 13 at 6:00 p.m. A flag dedication ceremony will be held around the flagpole area beginning at 5:30 p.m. The community is welcome to attend.
Play CHESS Boyd County Library poster advertising chess matches for all ages.
Offered the 4th Thursday of every month, the Boyd County Public LIBRARY is sponsoring Chess Night where you can play or learn to play.
2nd Annual Alumni Basketball Game/Reunion Logo for Annual Alumni Basketball game.
Are you a former BCHS basketball player? Alumni Reunion game will be played on November 24, 5:00 p.m. at the BCMS gym.
Comm. of Education Video Message about the New Testing Scores
Click to watch the Kentucky Commissioner of Education in a video he recorded recently for parents. Dr. Terry Holliday
BULLYING: Be a Part of the Cure - Take the Online Pledge
October 21 - 27 declared as Kentucky Safe Schools Week. Here is the link to take the online pledge against bullying:   www.kysafeschools.org/bullycure
Golf Scramble For Lady Lions' Softball Team
The Lady Lions softball team is having a golf scramble on October 27th at Diamond Links golf course. The scramble will be a shotgun start with 20 teams and will begin at 9:30 AM. The top prize is $500. The softball team is in need of hole sponsors ($100) and golf teams ($260 entry fee).
Passionately Pink for the CURE® - District-wide Event on Oct. 19th
District Employees will wear PINK and make donations to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Listen to the LIONS on WLGC
Click on the WLGC logo to listen to tonight's game LIVE!
Take the NO TEXT while Driving Pledge!
 Boyd County High School's SAVE-US club wants you to STOP - stop texting and driving that is. Please click on the 'learn more' link below and take the online pledge to stop texting while driving.
Local Planning Committee Public Forum
The Boyd County Schools’ Local Planning Committee will conduct a PUBLIC FORUM on September 4, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
New Archery Program at Cannonsburg Receives Generous Donation
The Conservation, Hunting, Angling, and Shooting Education Foundation (C.H.A.S.E.) has donated an archery kit to help jumpstart the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) at Cannonsburg Elementary.
8 Grants Awarded From Boyd County Foundation For Children, Inc.
The Boyd County Foundation For Children, Inc. recently awarded eight grants to teachers in the district. The grants, totaling $3,818.78, will be used to provide innovative classroom projects for Boyd County students this coming school year.
Local Planning Committee Meeting August 13th at 5 P.M.
The Boyd County (LPC) Local Planning Committee Meeting will be on Monday, August 13, 2012 at the current Boyd County High School, 12307 Midland Trail Road, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a building tour of the old high school, followed by the Committee meeting at 6:00 p.m
Ashland Mall Partnering with Local School Districts for Rewards
Shop at Ashland Mall and earn "points" to turn into cash for Boyd County schools!
BOYD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL NOT BE IN SESSION TOMORROW, AUGUST 3, 2012. Due to a Cannonsburg boil water advisory, Boyd County Public Schools will not begin school tomorrow. Students will begin school on Monday, August 6, 2012. Ponderosa Elementary Open House and Jumpstart and Catlettsburg Elementary Open House will go ahead as scheduled tonight.
Ramey-Estep Named as Best Practice Site
Ramey-Estep recognized as exemplary in all categories by the Kentucky Department of Education.
David "Doc" Bayes Retires as Athletic Director
After 33 total years with Boyd County schools, David “Doc”?Bayes has retired.
Josie Butcher, Granddaughter Of Alma Butcher, Has A Different Kind of Party
Girl uses her birthday party to help feed the homeless
Public Input Requested on Acceptable Use Policy for Technology
Public input is needed on a new Acceptable Use Policy for Boyd County Public Schools.
Spring 2012 District Newsletter
Read the latest District Newsletter Creating Our Future, Spring 2012 edition
BCHS Band Program Marches On
The band program will undergo changes, but will have a more active community presence.
Local Planning Committee Meeting Scheduled for June 4th
Boyd County Public Schools' Local Planning Committee will meet on Monday, June 4th at Cannonsburg Elementary beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Vickie Elswick - Winner of Kaplan K12 Learning Services Contest
Kaplan K12 Learning Services Announces Winners of its “First Year Teacher e-Book Contest”
Strike Out Stroke Game Between Boyd and Greenup
Baseball fans, parents and the public will be asked to help Strike Out Stroke at the Boyd County High School-Greenup County High School baseball game on May 8.
Cannonsburg Elementary "Tiger Challenge" 5k
3rd Annual 5k Run/Walk will be April 27th
Claymation Video Release
Lessons of a Lion claymation video will be shown tonight, 6:30pm in the BCHS library.
School Improvement Surveys
Staff Input Needed on School Improvement Surveys
New Flyer Explains Kentucky Accountability & Assessment System
Downloadable and printable flyer describes the new assessment and accountability system for Kentucky.
Android App for Inifinite Campus Now Available
The long-awaited IC app for Androids is now available.
Vote for BCHS Video and Win Money for the School!
Click on the link and vote for the BCHS video! www.verizoninsider.com/futureisnow 
Dr. Earle Louder Lends His Expertise to BCHS Band Dr. Earle Louder
Professional euphoninum and low brass musician visits with the Boyd County High School band.
National School Breakfast Week
"School Breakfast - Go for the Gold" - will highlight how eating a healthy, balanced breakfast at school helps students shine.
About Cyberbullying
You won't want to miss this February 21 meeting about cyberbullying.
Check the District, School, and Teacher Webpages for Digital Learning Day Information
Digital Learning Has Something for You
Do a Little Digital Learning Yourself on Digital Learning Day!
Boyd County Public Schools celebrated Digital Learning Day on February 1 by sharing how digital tools are transforming education in the district.
BC App Adds Push Notifications Feature The Boyd County phone app
The Boyd County app has been updated to include Push Notifications for your smart phone.
Dr. James Harper 11/27/1939 - 1/6/2012 Photo of Dr. James Harper, BCPS educator, administrator and friend.
Beloved Boyd County Schools' educator and administrator Dr. James Harper dies.
District Newsletter
The District Newsletter Creating Our Future available in Sunday, December 11, 2011's edition of the Independent. You may access it and read it online by clicking here:  FALL 2011
Boyd County in Top Three of Cyber-Survivor Pledges Boyd Middle School Cyber Pledge
Boyd County received notice on October 21st that they are one of the top three in the state in taking the Cyber-Survivor Pledge.
January is School Board Recognition Month Boyd County School Board 2010
Boyd County Public Schools Honors the Board of Education on January 23rd.
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