District News

Parent Orientation for all Preschool
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!
BCHS Girls Golf Team Earns 2nd Place Honors
First Day for Students K-12 is August 13th

Download the Boyd County App to your smart phone to see a listing of all Bell Schedules for 2014-2015. Search your phone's app store for "Boyd County Schools."

Athletic Practice Schedule Released

Please refer to the practice schedule for golf, volleyball, cross country, football and soccer. To see all times listed, click on 'read more' below.

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.

 

 

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.

Middle School Schedules

BCMS 7th and 8th grade schedules will be available for pick up on Tuesday, August 12th from 2:00-3:30p.m.  Students may also access their schedules on Infinite Campus at this time.

Alumni Skiles Receives Engineering Scholoarship

Samantha Skiles, a 2012 graduate of Boyd County High, has received a full scholarship from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to pursue a degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky.

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.

Foundation Builders Book Signing Events

Foundation Builders - the first book published by the Boyd County Foundation For Children - is now available for purchase. The poems and stories are by Boyd County students. All proceeds go to the Foundation which provides finanical help to teachers in the district who want to give students additional educational experiences through innovative classroom projects.

 

Every student who contributed to the book is invited to any and all of the book signing events. A complete schedule of events may be found by clicking on 'read more.'

You Did It! BCPS Wins $1,000

Boyd County Schools will receive a regional award of $1,000 for collecting the most donated items during the March SIMPLE Giving campaign! Thank you to everyone who participated!! Please click on 'read more' for the complete story.

Independent Article Spotlights Catlettsburg's Summer Learning Program

Stopping the slide - Summer educational programs can help students retain reading and math skills

Read the featured article by Independent education reporter, Mike James, by clicking on 'Read More.'

ACT Prep and Parent ILP Training Offered Through Summer

Throughout the summer, the Boyd County High School counseling office will be offering computer lab time for students who want to complete some ACT preparatory activities. Parents are also invited to the school during these times to learn how to most effectively use their child's Individual Learning Plans (ILP's). The first of these sessions will begin this Wednesday, June 11th, from 10 AM to 2 PM.

*The session scheduled for June 18th has been postponed until June 19 from 1 PM to 5 PM due to a conflict with another activity at the high school.

A complete schedule of available times can be found by clicking on 'read more.'

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:

www.greenupbeacon2.com

TITLE 1 PARENT SURVEY

Please use the following link to take the Title 1 Parent Survey by Friday, June 13. THANK YOU!  Title 1 Parent Survey

NEW Important Age Requirements for Preschool Enrollment

There are IMPORTANT NEW entrance age requirements for preschool and kindergarten. Please click on "Read More" to view the complete guidelines.

Lions are Regional Baseball Champs!

Read The Independent's story detailing the Lions Regional win over Ashland.

BCMS State Track Results

Congratulations to Reese Robinson, State Middle School Champion High Jumper and Elijah Miller who placed 5th in the mile at the state middle school track meet. 

Jordan Enyart Wins First at State in Tech Board Drafting

BCHS junior Jordan Enyart won first place in Technical Board Drafting at the state SkillsUSA competition which was held in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 16 through April 18. The competition was at Sullivan University. In addition to winning first place, Jordan was awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Sullivan University.

BCMS Fantastic State Archery Results

Boyd County Middle School's 3-D Archery team has won their second consecutive State 3-D Archery title!

Jimmy Gibson earned FIRST PLACE in the state middle school boys' division and Cameron Matney came in 3rd!

Gibson is the second state champion that the BCMS archery team has had this year - the first being Cristen Brocket in the NASP program. 

The 3D Archery team will compete in the Scholastic 3-D Archery National Championship on May 30th.

Two Sign Letters of Intent

Two Boyd County High basketball players have signed letters of intent with the colleges of their choice.

 

BCHS senior Tristan Burgess has signed to play for Translyvania University, where he also intends on majoring in pre-med or engineering.

 

Senior Grayson Griffith has indicated his intent to play for Alice Lloyd College and plans on majoring in kinesiology and sports management and intends on enrolling in physical therapy school.

 

Both players were selected for The Independent's All-Area Team this year.

BCHS FFA Does Well at Regionals


The Boyd County Chapter of the FFA won several first and second place awards at the Big Sandy River regional competiton. Several members will be advancing to the state competition in June. Representing the chapter at the regional awards banquet were:   (pictured here, left to right) Presley Adkins, Cameron Wilbur, Jordan Enyart, and Megan Huff.

 

For a complete listing of categories and our winners, please click on 'read more.'

Rolling for Research

Summit Elementary will hold a Rolling for Research event on May 8th at 1:00 PM at the school. A parade of trikes and bikes will highlight the event which culminates activities surrounding their annual March of Dimes fundraising efforts. 

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.

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.'

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.

BCMS Golf Team

The BCMS golf team placed 2nd in the regional competition at Hidden Cove in Grayson, Kentucky on April 28. They competed against Greenup, Russell, Fairview, Ashland, East Carter, and West Carter.

 

Members of the regional team are, from left to right:  Aaron Burke, Jarod Miller, Olivia Hensley, Coach Terry Walters, Abby Thompson, Bricen Thompson, and McKinzie Walters.

 

 

Congratulations, team!

 

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.

School in Session May 20th

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

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

RESCHEDULED! BCHS Senior Awards Program May 29th

The Boyd County High School Senior Awards Program has been rescheduled for Thursday evening, the 29th of May, at 6:30 PM in the high school auditorium. There will be a reception immediately following the presentation of awards. 

BCMS STLP Team a Front Runner at State Finals!

The Boyd County Middle School’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) team makes an impressive showing at state competition in Lexington.

Donate Snack Items at Cannonsburg Wal-Mart

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.
National History Bee

Two Catlettsburg students, Will Prater and Colby Winters, will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia this June to compete in the National History Bee Finals.

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.

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

Science Olympiad

Boyd County High School's Science Olympiad team placed 3rd in the region which qualified the team to go to state competition on April 12th. At state, two students, Wyatt Lewis and Baylee Thompson, earned 3rd place in the boomilever competition.

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

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.

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.

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.

KY Lawmakers Still Undecided on Granting Disaster Days
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.

Free Seeds While They Last

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

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

 

 

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!

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.

BCHS Teacher Honored at Education Conference

Ms. Tayler Zempter was among the educators honored at the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2 KY) conference in Lexington, Kentucky on January 25, 2014.

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.

BCMS TECHNOKATS are WSAZ Hometown Heroes

The WSAZ Hometown Hero recognition will spotlight the Boyd County Middle School "TechnoKats" Lego Challenge team. The story will air three times this week.

 

Friday, January 31st at 5:50pm. (record the 5pm news to make sure you get it.)

 

Saturday morning February 1st at 6:45am. (record the 6-7am Saturday show to make sure you get it.)

 

Or Saturday evening February 1st at 6:00. (record the 6pm news to make sure you get it.)

 

The story will also be put on the website. (wsaz.com)

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.

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.

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

Jonah Black Named Player of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

“He’s something special,” Boyd County coach William Ferguson said. “Jonah is tremendously talented and provided great leadership.”

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.

Snow Day for BCPS 12-16

The Superintendent captured these photos today, December 16th.

BCHS Choir Christmas Concert TO BE RESCHEDULED!

THE BCHS CHOIR CONCERT THAT WAS SCHEDULED FOR THIS EVENING WILL BE POSTPONED FOR A LATER DATE

Roundball Classic

BOYD COUNTY ROUNDBALL CLASSIC
Friday, December 13:  Girls Basketball vs Johnson Central, 6:00 PM
Friday, December 13:  Boys Basketball vs Elliott County, 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 14:  Girls Basketball vs Chesapeake, OH, 11:00 AM
Saturday, December 14:  Boys Basketball vs Lawrence County, 9:00 PM

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 14 - Lady Lions Softball Team is hosting a "Breakfast With Santa" at Callahan’s in the KYOVA Mall from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.  Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased from any softball player or at Callahan’s the morning of the breakfast.

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

Catlettsburg's Team Win Overall Champion at Lego Challenge Tournament

The FIRST LEGO League Regional Tournament, hosted by Ashland Community and Technical College on December 7, challenged area teams to innovate, create, and evaulate how to best respond to "Nature's Fury." Catlettsburg Elementary School's team won first place in the Core Values category of the challenge as well as winning overall champion.

BCMS Lego Challenge Team Wins Judges' Award - Dedicate Performance in Memory of Catherine Wallace

The team was given the Judges’ Award at the tournament for “overcoming adversity.” At the awards ceremony, each of the eight students gave personal testimony to Wallace’s personality and shared how influential she was to the team.

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."

Lady Lions Basketball Schedule

Help cheer on the Lady Lions! The BCHS Girls Varsity Basketball schedule is just a click away.

2nd Annual GOBBLE WOBBLE 5k Supports Catlettsburg Ele. Catlettsburg Gobble Wobble 5k logo

2nd Annual Catlettsburg Elementary GOBBLE WOBBLE 5K Run/Walk November 16, 2013 9:00 am Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, Catlettsburg, KY

Boys Soccer Team District 63 Champs!

BCHS Boys Soccer team won the District 63 Championship

Parent Engagement the Topic of Guest Speaker at BCHS Open House

Lou Ann Cavenee-Ramos, from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, was the guest speaker at the BCHS Open House on November 7th.

Boyd County Publications Win Sweepstakes OASIS Award at KYSPRA

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

7th Annual March of the Lions Pride
During half time of Friday night's game, students who scored either a Proficient and/or Distinguished on their Spring 2013 K-PREP testing were invited onto the field. The crowd cheered their accomplishiments in the seventh annual March of the Lions Pride.
BCHS OPEN HOUSE
Boyd County High School will be having an Open House on Thursday, November 7th, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The evening will be organized into four, 25-minute breakout sessions.

BCHS Cheerleaders will be holding a silent auction that night for two UK tickets - Second 16, Row K; seats 12 and 13.

BCMS Family Reading and Science Night!
Come out for this annual fun-filled event for the entire family.
District Intranet

Boyd County Public Schools District Intranet Access NOW LIVE

FORMS, LINKS and IMPORTANT STAFF-ONLY INFORMATION will be housed here.

BCHS Grad Wins Bowhunting National Title
“I wasn’t really expecting it, but I really wanted to win,” she said. “It was pretty exciting.”
BCHS YEARBOOKS
Order your 2013-14 BCHS yearbook NOW!
Ramey-Estep Fall Festival
Annual Fall Festival celebrates the season and our rural heritage.
Article Highlights BCMS School To Watch Designation
A Kentucky Teacher magazine article highlights School to Watch recipients - Boyd County Middle School was designated a STW for 2013, the third time they have received this designation.
McKinzie Walters Is Girls Regional Golf Champion

“Kinzi is something else,” Boyd County coach Kelli Garvin said. “To accomplish this at her age, it’s astounding.”

Drew Burke Is Boys Regional Golf Champion

The Boyd County junior shot 1-over par 72 for a three-stroke victory in the Boys Region 12 Golf Tournament on Monday.

Early Childhood Learning Center-North Earns KY TELL Honorable Mention
Ponderosa Elementary Career Day
Ponderosa Elementary students particpate in their first Career Day.
Tix to KY Speedway Entice Food Feud Donations

A visit from a university representative turned into an opportunity to help a local charity.

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. 

Gifted Program for 4th and 5th Grade Students

4th and 5th graders from around the district gather at the old high school for the ACCESS program - for gifted and talented students. Read the story from the Independent's Mike James.

COLLEGE NIGHT Tues. Sept.17 @ 6PM

Parents: Get the information you need about transitioning your BCHS senior to college. READ MORE -->

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.

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.