District News

Boyd County Graduate Inducted into Kentucky Track Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Deanna Patrick Pennington

Deanna Patrick Pennington, a 1976 graduate of Boyd County High School and of member of the girls track team, is going to be inducted into the Kentucky Track Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She attended Boyd County High School, Morehead State University, and University of Ketucky. She was nominated by Bob Stacey.

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

Boyd County RoundBall Classic 2014

Toy Trot 5K Run/Walk

Toy Trot

5K Run/Walk

Saturday, December 20 at Boyd County High School at 9 a.m.

Entry Fee:

  • Toys (no toys that promote violence such as toy guns)
  • New or gently used clothing items of all sizes
  • Monetary Donations

*Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race beginning at 9 a.m.

*Feel Free to dress up in Christmas attire—prizes will be awarded to the individuals with the most festive outfits.

Your donations will go to the children and families of Safe Harbor in Ashland.  The money raised from this fundraiser will be used to buy the children of Safe Harbor new toys for Christmas!  The students from Boyd County in the Youth Leadership of Boyd and Greenup Counties greatly appreciate your support!  Your support is giving many children a Merry Christmas!

Adam Meshallu to Speak at Boyd County High School

December 8th Adam Meshallu will be Speaking at BCHS

ADAM STEPHEN MESHALLU – PROUD AFRICAN SAFARIS OUTFITTER

Adam [adam@proudafricansafaris.com]

I’d like to introduce to you my friend Adam Stephen Meshallu, we met while I was on safari this past summer. Jackie Moore

As Owner, Lead Guide and Naturalist of the Proud African Safaris Outfitters in Tanzania Africa,

Adam comes to share a wealth of knowledge through his passion to teach about his people, the African wildlife and its ecosystem.

Adam has 15 years of experience as a guide in the National Parks of Tanzania. 

Adam is a true Naturalist and a member of the Maasai tribe.

Adam spent his childhood years in both Arusha and a traditional Maasai village; this has rooted him in the extensive knowledge of the deep African bush and to our modern world.

Adam has studied Wildlife Management and Ecology from the Mweka Wildlife College in South Africa, in addition to Biology and Basic Field Skills from the Limpopo Field Guiding Academy.

Adam personally and carefully hand selects  each guide at Proud African Safaris and helps to cultivate their skills to ensure custom safari experiences to be both adventurous and educational.

Letters of Interest for Contract Managerial Services

PUBLIC NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST FOR PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT MANAGERIAL SERVICES

The Boyd County Board of Education is requesting a one-page Letter of Interest for Contract Managerial services for the Boyd County Middle School renovation.  Qualified Contracting firms shall indicate their interest in this project by submitting their letter of interest to Brock Walter, Superintendent, Boyd County Public Schools, 1104 Bob McCullough Drive, Ashland, KY 41102.  The letter of interest shall be received no later than December 15, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) at the above address.  Letters received after this date and time will not be accepted.  Questions concerning the letter, or the project, should be emailed to Brock Walter at brock.walter@boyd.kyschools.us.

Published: December 4 & 5, 2014

Top 10 Performance on EOC
Boyd County Band Alum Hits the Big Time

Boyd County Band alum Ricky Spears hits the big time with Buddy the elf! Mr. Spears will be traveling with the touring production of “Elf” this holiday season. Click the following link to learn more about Mr. Spears holiday adventure.

http://m.dailyindependent.com/buddy-s-little-helpers-on-the-road-with-elf/article_afa0e252-6db3-11e4-8f80-f37ba1c7b088.html?mode=jqm

Boyd County Public Schools Receives Instructional Transformation Grant
KDE Seeking Feedback on Draft Social Studies and Arts Standards
Army-Navy Game Nov. 20th at 6:00
8th Grader Elijah Miller 10th at State Cross Country
5K to Benefit Shop with a Firefighter Nov. 8th
Hannah Irvine Awarded $1,000 for BCBKYCVS
PUBLIC NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST FOR PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
Good Luck BCJFL!!

Good Luck Boyd County A Team vs. Ironton Orange!  Please come out and support Boyd County fifth and sixth graders in their Superbowl Saturday.  Game will be played at Ironton High School on October 25, 12:00 p.m.  Go Lions!

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 Science Students Work to Solve Issues with Landfill
Kinzie Walters Grabs Region Individual Golf Champion for Second Year
Go Passionately Pink for the Cure on October 10th
BCHS Grad Ger Sasser to Compete in National Pro Grid League
KDMC Kickoff Caravan Friday Night Sept. 19th


 

BCCTEC Greenhouse Fall Sale Starts Friday 9/11
Lockdown Drill Ponderosa & Summit
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.

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