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Archery*1st Place*Rebekah Keith

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Congratulations!! Rebekah Keith placed 1st for high school female at a Somerset Christian School Archery Tournament.

Cake Decorating*Nutrition and Foods*Mrs. Hooper

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Mrs. Hooper's demonstrated cake decorating to her Nutrition and Foods class.

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GCHS Marching Band*4th @ State

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Congratulations to GCHS Marching Band for finishing 4th at state.  We are so proud!!  Thanks to our dedicated band directors-Mr. Green and Mr. Vance! (Pics courtesy of Chris Woolums)

Red Ribbon Week*Adam Argullin & Jason Owens*Stay Tuned

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Adam Argullin presented an assembly program, "Stay Tuned", for Red Ribbon Week. Adam is a full time police officer, a private drum instructor, a recognized public speaker/ trainer, a mallet maker, business consultant and can be seen playing out and about with bands or local churches. His mission at GCHS and GMS was to educate students about using drugs and the fatal effects they have on people.  This program was sponsored by Youth Service Center.

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Virginia Eldridge*Del Leda Johnson*Jason Owens*Adam Argullin

Youth Leadership Field Trip to Asbury Challenge Course

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The Youth Leadership Group from GCHS visited the Asbury University Challenge Course.  The Asbury University Challenge Course has been offering high quality leadership development, team building, and professional adventure education experiences for more than twenty years.

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FBLA Regional Leadership Conference

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The Garrard County High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the Region 6 Fall Leadership Conference at Eastern Kentucky University.  THe students attended officer training and workshops.  This year's theme is "Our Future Starts Now."

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Meet the Lions Night

 WHO: MEET THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM

 

WHAT: A NIGHT FULL OF FUN AND BASKETBALL- GAMES AND CONTESTS FOR THE KIDS, PRIZES, DRILLS, COMPETITIONS, SLAM DUNK CONTEST, 3 POINT SHOOTING CONTEST, AND MUCH MORE

 

 WHEN:  NOVEMBER 6TH, 20171

 

WHERE: GARRARD COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

TIME- 5:30PM- 6:45PM- CHILI SUPPER- $5.OO- CAFETERIA   

 SILENT AUCTION-UNTIL 8:00- WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT 8:15

            7:00PM- 8:30PM-  MEET THE LIONS           

GCHS Marching Band*Advance to State Semi-Finals

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Garrard County Marching Band finishes as Regional Runner-Up and advances to the State Semi-Finals next weekend! (Photos courtesy of Chris Woolums)

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Team Miracle*3rd Place*Burgin High School Tournament

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Congratulations Team Miracle on a third place finish out of 68 boats on Lake Cumberland in the Burgin High School Series!

Garrard Board Honored Outstanding Students @ GCHS

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Jeremy Stinnett, Julie Reynolds and Samantha Conn were honored at the board meeting for being outstanding students!

Wendy's High School Heisman School Winner*Elliot Montgomery

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Congratulations Elliot Montgomery for being selected as a Wendy's High School Heisman School WinnerThere are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example—in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Today, Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes Elliot Montgomery from Garrard County High School and her dedication to never cutting corners by naming them School Winners.

 

Whitaker Bank * $5,000 Donation

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Lisa Sebastian (Marketing President @ Whittaker Bank) presenting check to Diana Hart (Principal)
Wilma Floyd*Michael Anderson*Robyn Fayne*Elizabeth Geers*Jeff Scott*Jessica Fyfe

Thank you Whittaker Bank for the generous donation..

GCHS * Welcome * Assistant Principal * Jeremy Todd

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 Welcome Jeremy Todd, Assistant Principal

Mr. Todd comes to us from Boyle County Middle School where he most recently taught Computer Science.  Prior to working at BCMS, he spent 12 years as an engineering technology/ Project Lead the Way teacher at Lincoln County High School. During his tenure at LCHS, he had a variety of leadership roles and was an intricate part of leading LCHS out of PLA status. Mr. Todd looks forward to being a servant leader and getting to know the students, staff and community in Garrard County!  

Eclipse

We are live stream the Eclipse from the board office. video is available on our YouTube channel.

https://youtu.be/FvZNyBtF0_E

 

NTI day 1

Monday, August 21st is an NTI/Golden Lion Day for Garrard County Schools.  Students were given work and instructions by their teachers. Teachers will be available for contact by phone or email from 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM and from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM to provide assistance and answer student questions.

 Online versions of the packets are available here 

Parents, Students and Guardians, It is not the expectation of Garrard County Schools that students must view the solar eclipse on Monday, even if an assignment may imply otherwise.  The decision to view the solar eclipse is completely up to parents and guardians. 

Farmer's National Bank

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Christopher Davis, Market Manager and Loan Officer at Farmer's National Bank, presented Garrard County High School with a check for $5,000 to support education.  (Pictured above:  Michael Anderson, Assistant Principal; Chris Davis, Farmers National Bank; Diana Hart, Principal)

Brynne Galloway * Ambassador * Rogers Scholars

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Congratulations Brynne Galloway for being selected by her peers as one of the Ambassadors for the Rogers Scholars Class of 2017.

Michael Anderson * Assistant Principal * GCHS

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We proudly welcome Mr. Michael Anderson as assistant principal at GCHS.

Welcome to GCHS

GCHS Welcomes:

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Wayne Back, Spanish

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Adam Hardwick, Music/Band

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Pamlia Lyons, Special Ed.

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Barbara Nantz, Math

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Lauren Oliver, Spanish

 

Kalem Grasham * Kentucky Association of School Administrators * Administrator of the Year

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Congratulations to Mr. Kalem Grasham who was named Administrator of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.  

Garrard ATC * Gold Status

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The Garrard County ATC was recognized at the Career and Technical Education Conference with a Career Readiness Gold Statys Award.  (Pictured: Mr. Troy Watts, Principal ATC)

GCHS * Mrs. Diana Hart * New Principal

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GCHS welcomes Mrs. Diana Hart as the new Principal!!

Registration

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GCHS Registration                 Dress Code 2017-18

12th Grade - 8/1 from 8-11

11th Grade - 8/1 from 12-3

10th Grade - 8/2 from 8-11

 9th Grade -  8/2 from 12-3

GCHS principal survey

Garrard County High School is in the process of selecting a replacement for Mr. Kalem Grasham who is taking a job in the district office. The SBDM Council would like your input.  A survey has been developed that allows stakeholders to share which qualities are important to them when considering a candidate for principal. There are two ways to take the survey. Hard copies are available at the front office of Garrard County High School after july 9th or you can click the link below to access the online version. The survey will close at midnight on Friday July 14th

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there will also be a forum to discuss this search on Thursday the 29th from 12-1pm and from 6-7pm in the library at the High School

Retiring Staff

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Larry Sparks (PLE), Susie Browning (LES), Beth Bolton Prather (LES), Susan Elam (PLE), Deb Hopkins (GMS), and Debbie Swinny (LES)

The Garrard County Retiring Staff was honored at Thursday's board meeting.  Mr. Corey Keith, Superintendent, thanked the staff members for serving the students of Garrard County and wished them the very best as they begin retirement.

GCHS Salutatorian*Mary Katherine Oberman***GCHS Valedictorian*John Cameron Carver

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Congratulations to Mary Katherine Oberman for being selected as Class of 2017 Salutatorian. Mary Katherine plans to attend Centre College in the fall and major in BioChemistry and Molecular Biology. Congratulations to John Cameron Carver for being selected as Class of 2017 Valedictorian.  Cameron plans to attend Williams College in the fall and major in Economics. The Salutatorian and Valedictorian are chosen based on Weighted GPA. 

Tennis Doubles*Going to State

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Courtney Gettler & Alexa Slone      Cameron Carver & Stevie Morgeson
GCHS doubles teams advanced to the Quarterfinals and will play at state next week.

Congratulations * Teacher of the Year * Kristin Long

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Jimmy Cox, Kristin Long, Corey Keith, Superintendent

Congrats to Kristin Long for being recognized as Central Record Teacher of the Year!  Also Congrats to all the teachers selected to be recognized from the district.

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 Kistin Long*Kalem Grasham*GCHS**Lisa Combs, Andrew Pickerill*GMS  
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       Paula Turner*Larry Sparks*PLE**Heather Middleton*Scott Bolin*CDR

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Kristy Marcum*Tracie Bottoms*LES

FBLA*Intro to Business*Ethan Baker*Nationals

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Congratulations to Ethan Baker for winning State in Intro to Business at the FBLA State Conference.  Ethan will compete this summer in Nationals at Anaheim, CA on June 29th-July 2nd.

Corey Keith * Garrard County Superintendent

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Congratulations Corey Keith!! Corey Keith has served as Acting Superintendent for the past year, and was chosen by the Garrard County Board of Education to be the Superintendent of Garrard County Schools for the next four years. Mr. Keith is excited about continuing the good work in the district and feels blessed to work with the administrative team and staff.  A reception was held in his honor on May1

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Georgetown College*Drew Delili*Baseball

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Congratulations to Drew Delili for signing with Georgetown College to play baseball with the Georgetown Tigers.  Drew is a member of the GCHS Golden Lions Baseball Team. Georgetown is one of the top Christian Colleges in Kentucky.  Pictured:  Mother (Lori), Drew, Father (Mike), Standing:  Brother (Mason) and GCHS Baseball Coach C.J. Lynn. 

State Runner-up Automotive Service Technician*Skills USA*Josh TIrey

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Congrats to Josh TIrey for being the State Runner-Up in Automotive Service Technician at the State Skills USA competition.

2017 Prom King and Queen * Dustin Butner & Maddy Day

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Maddy Day and Dustin Butner were chosen by popular vote of the student body as the 2017 King and Queen at the Prom Saturday, April 22.

 

College Signing @ GCHS * April 26

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Emalee Young Signs*Band*Lindsey Wilson University

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Congratulations to Emalee Young for signing with Lindsey Wilson College to play in the Lindsay Willson College Blue Raider Band.  Emalee was a member of the GCHS award winning band. Pictured:  Chris Vance (GCHS Band Director), Amanda Shinn, Emalee Young, Tim Allen (Band Director-Lindsey Wilson), Kalem Grasham (Principal). 

Garrard/Lincoln Recycling Center*Logo Winners*Nick Abernathy & Nevada Carlisle

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Nick Abernathy & Nevada Carlisle won the Garrard/Lincoln recycling logo competition.

2017 Prom Court

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Dustin Butner*Drew Delili*Parker Dailey*Mason Delili*Garrison Montgomery
2017 Prom King Candidates

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Charity Browning*Darbi Clark*Maddy Day*Shelby Major*Alexa Slone
2017 Prom Queen Candidates

 

Garrard Middle 6th Grade * Safety Fair

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Garrard Middle 6th graders participated in a Safety Fair sponsored by GCHS.

2017 Governor's Scholar Recipients

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The 2017 Governor's Scholar Recipients are Savannah Dodson, Elle Montgomery and Kennedy Morgan.

The Governor's Scholars Program strives to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders. Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. Students must complete an application and compete with others from across the state. Those selected attend the program free of charge.

GCHS Theater * The Ever After A Musical

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Congrats to the GCHS Theater on their Musical Production:  The Ever After A Musical on a great performance.

Design & Engineering Team * U.K. Engineering Competition 1st Place

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The Design and Engineering Team won 1st place at U.K. Engineering Competition!!

Bass Fishing Team

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Congrats to Team Miracle for another Top 10 finish today in the KBN Tournament at Lake Cumberland! They finished 6th out of 78 boats!  Congrats to Team Browning/Hamilton for their top 5 finish Saturday in the KBN Tournament at Lake Cumberland!

Morgan Kennedy * Washington DC Youth Tour

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Congrats to Kennedy Morgan for being selected by Inter-County Energy for the Washington DC Youth Tour!
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Alex Montgomery * Passed Oral Aviation & Flight Exam

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Congrats to Alex Montgomery for passing his oral aviation & flight exam for his private pilot's license! Alex will be attending EKU in the fall to continue his quest to be an airline pilot.  Alex is one of 258 17 year old pilots in the USA!!

Engineering Students * Rube Goldberg Machine

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The Garrard Vocational  Engineering Students were recognized at Thursday's board meeting.  They did a wonderful job with their Rube Goldbert Machine. Great Job Jaeth, Jordan, Parker and Dalton!!

Alexa Slone*Tennis*Asbury University

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Congratulations to Alexa Slone for signing with Asbury University to play tennis.  Alexa is a regional winner for the Lady Lions Tennis Team. (Pictured: Jarred Miller, Asbury University Coach, Alexa Slone, Robyn Slone, Mother, Sydney Arnold, GCHS Tennis Coach)

Colton Barker* Union College Football

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Congratulations!  Colton Barker signed to play football for Union College.  Barker was a standout for the Garrard Golden Lions.

Brynne Galloway*2017 Rogers Scholar

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Brynne Galloway has been named a 2017 Rogers Scholar.  Rogers Scholars—The Center for Rural Development’s flagship youth program—provides leadership and college scholarship opportunities to help upcoming high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky develop the skills they need to seize their potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.

McKenna Newman 3rd Place Sculpture * Bluegrass Regional High School Exhibition

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McKenna Newman 3rd Place Sculpture at The Bluegrass Regional High School Exhibition 

 

GCHS Bass Fishing team hosting Tournament

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Garrard County Bass Fishing Team hosted a terrific tournament on Saturday, March 25.

Regional Skills USA Competition

Congratulations to Brent Moore for finishing 1st place in Welding 1 at the Regionsl Skills USA competition.  Congratulations to Scott Brammer for finishing 1st place in Architectural CAD and Congratulations to Josh Tirey for finishing 1st place in Auto Service Technology.c

HOSSA State Conference

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Garrard County Vocational Students attending the HOSSA state conference in Louisville.

GCHS Central Record Teacher of the Year

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Congrats to Mrs. Kristin Long for being the GCHS Central Record Teacher of the Year!

B.A.S.S. All-Honorable Mention-Morgan Brogli

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Congrats to Morgan Miracle.  She is a 2017 B.A.S.S. All-American Honorable Mention for Kentucky.

2017 All-Area Boys Basketball Team

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Congrats to Parker Dailey for being named to the All-Area Boys Basketball 1st Team.  Congrats to Justin Preston and Trevor Jones for being recognized as Honorable Mention for the All-Area Boys Basketball Team.

2017 Advocate-Messenger All-Area Girls Basketball

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2017 Advocate-Messender All-Area Girls Basketball*Second team: Sam Adams     Honorable Mention:  Maddy Day, Sis Logan

Garrard County FFA

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Proud of Garrard County FFA members Charity, Dylan and Lauren. Charity Browning finished 2nd at the FFA Regional Competition in Sheep impromptu Speech. Dylan Dryskell finished 1st in Creed Speaking. Lauren Patrick finished 2nd in Dairy Impromptu Speech. All will compete at state.

Mrs. Zoliner's*Introduction to Computer Science

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Mrs. Zoliner's Introduction to Computer Science students presented the apps they had created for a class project.  The app was 
designed to solve a problem that a family member, friend or educator suggested. Mr. Grasham, Principal; Mr. Keith, Superintendent; Mr. Hoskins, YCC, Mrs. Hart, Asst. Principal and Mrs.Thomas, Technology Coordinator were invited guests. 
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FBLA Regional Competition @ EKU

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FBLA was very successful at Regional Competition at EKU with the following winners:
Dillyn Twisdale-1st Place Accounting; Colin Carver and Cade Irvin-2nd Place Game Design; Ethan Baker-1st Introduction to Business; Matt Morris-3rd Place Job Interview; Ty Sharp-2nd Public Speaking; Oceana Pruden-Scott-2nd Place Sales Presentation and Lauren Patrick-3rd Place Agribusiness.

 

2017 GCHS Campbellsville University Teacher of the Year * Matt Chamberlain

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Congratulations to Mr. Matt Chamberlain for being selected as GCHS Campbellsville University Teacher of the Year.
Mr. Chamberlain teacheres Social Studies. Teachers are honored for excellence in teaching.

District Governor's Cup Winners

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Congratulations to Hannah Keith for finishing 5th in Science at District Governor's Cup!
Congratulations to Zoe Lester for finishing 4th in ELA at District Governor's Cup!

 

Homecoming Week

GCHS will be celebrating homecoming this upcoming week.

Monday – Country vs Country Club
Tuesday – Athlete vs Mathlete
Wednesday – America Day
Thursday – Tacky Tourist Day
Friday – Spirit Day

Zoe Lester * 1st Place * Poetry

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Congratulations to Zoe Lester for placing 1st in the Poetry event at the Kentucky State Beta Convention.  Zoe will go to Orlando this summer to compete at Nationals and representing G.C.H.S.

STLP * Junior Achievement * Global Connections

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STLP teaching Global Connections at CDR 5th Grade with a web.  This demonstrates how international trade connects our nation with other countries fo the world.
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GCHS Students attend Beta Convention

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Georgia Dawahare, Mary K. Oberman, Viviana Cordova, Zoe Lester, Anna Kluesener and Shea Davis attend the state Beta Convention in Lexington.  Each student competed in an academic test.  All students participated in voting for state officers. We also attended the talent show and general sessions at the state conference.
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Mrs. Hooper's Nutrition and Foods Class * Dessert Pizza

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Mrs. Hooper's Nutrition and Foods class making dessert pizza.

GCHS * Project Lead the Way * January Board Meeting

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Mr. Grasham recognized GCHS Biomedical students: Rebecca Campbell, Georgia Dawahare, and Madeline Jordan at the January board meeting.  Mrs. Morgan Brogli presented a short video clip from the University of Kentucky that showcased the Biomedical students while visiting the university. Students shared some of the things they enjoyed in the class.

Mr. Grasham also recognized GCHS Computer Science Students: Ethan Baker, Colin Carver, Nicholas Denton and Cade Irvin.  These student shared apps they had created in class.  Mrs. Mary Zollner talked about the Computer Science program.

The Biomedical and Computer Science Programs are part of the " Project Lead the Way" grant.

Mrs. Lane's Culinary * Wok Around the World

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Mrs. Lane's Culinary classes celebrated foods from several differenct countries through a lesson "Wok Around the World."  Each group of students chose a country and prepared a food popular in that country.  Guests were invited to sample the food as they rotated around the stations.  Students had brochures and talked about the preparation of their food items.  They did an excellent job!
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STLP teaching Junior Achievement @ CDR

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STLP is teaching Junior Achievement lessons "Our Nation" to Mrs. Fyfe's fifth grade students.  Lessons include:  Free to Choose Your Work or Business, Innovation Nation, Career Quest, Get and Keep the Job!, Global Connections, and Business Organizations.

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Engineering Club * Club Day * Making Snowflakes

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Engineering Club making snowflakes during January's club meeting.

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Golden Lion Day 3

Due to illness, Friday, February 24 will be NTI/Golden Lion Day #3. Students should complete the appropriate assignments that were sent home in the red folders. The assignments can also be accessed from the district webpage. (Follow the "Golden Lion Day" link in the Quick Links section. The password is "garrard")

Online versions of the packets are available here

Infinite Campus Move

KDE and Infinite Campus have recently decided to move all of the district's Infinite Campus servers from Frankfort to the Infinite Campus data center.  

This means two things for staff, students, and parents:

First, Infinite Campus will be unavailable from 12/23/16 until 12/30/16.

Second, once the move is complete the address for the site will change for both the application page as well as the parent portal.

This will mean that bookmarks and icons pointing to the current address will not work after the switch over. You will want to delete these to prevent confusion after we return from winter break.

We will update the district page during that week so the link on the webpage will work.

The new addresses will be:

https://kyede4.infinitecampus.org/campus/garrard.jsp  - PRODUCTION APPLICATION URL 


https://kyede4.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/garrard.jsp - PARENT PORTAL APPLICATION URL 

 

This will not affect the mobile app.

Maddy Day * 1000 Point

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Maddy Day was recognized at Friday's game for 1000 points.

Sis Logan * Maddy Day * Sam Adams* Lady Lions 1000 points

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Three Lady Lions were recognized for 1000 points.

GCHS Fishing Team Kicks off 2017 Spring Season

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Congrats to Team Hamilton on their 4th place finish, as well as, BIG fish honors.  They bagged over 9 lbs as the GCHS FIshing Team kicks off the 2017 Spring Season! (Clay Hamilton & Steven Browning)

Congrats to Team Miracle for a 5th place finish to kick off the GCHS 2017 spring season! (Morgan & Logan Miracle)

GMS & GCHS National Beta Schools of Merit!

Congratulations to GCHS Beta and GMS Beta for being named 2017 National Beta Schools of Merit!!

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Tax Hearing Notice

The Garrard County Board of Education will hold a public hearing at the Garrard Education Center, located in Lancaster, Kentucky on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 5:30 PM for the purpose of hearing public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 67.5 cents on real property and 67.5 cents on personal property. 

All-District Soccer Team

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Congratulations to Emma Warren and Dillyn Twisdale for being named to the Girls Soccer 45th All-District Team!

Congratulations to Carson Grecco and Zach Sparks for being named to the Boys Soccer 45th All-District Team! (Zach's picture not available at this time.)

2018-2019 calendar survey

The School Calendar Committee will prepare and recommend a school calendar for the upcoming school year to the Board of Education for adoption [required by KDE on or before May 15 of each year]. The committee shall consist of one district principal; one district office administrator other than the superintendent; one local Board member; two parents of students; one district elementary teacher; one district middle or high teacher; two district classified employees; and two community members. The committee will review calendar drafts, consider suggestions received on the survey, and make an effort to implement recommendations from school principals in developing a school calendar that reflects what is in the best interest of students. The committee will determine what is most appropriate in placing the four [4] professional development days, opening day, closing day, make-up days, four [4] holidays, and other days the district must be closed such as election days. The Board of Education has the final decision-making power in establishing the school calendar.

If you would like to make suggestions for the calendar committee to consider, please complete the following survey.

The committee members are to consider all input in developing the school calendar.

 

If you would like to complete the 2018-2019 calendar survey please click here

 

Ugly Sweater Contest @ GCHS
 

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GCHS had an ugly sweater contest sponsored by STLP Newsteam.  Stay tuned--the winner will be announced on Friday.
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Winning Band Program * Bob Allen Donation

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A BIG Thank You to Bob Allen for the generous donation to support our state winning band program!!

Rebekah Hume * Midway College * Soccer

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Rebekah Hume signed with Midway College to play soccer and continue her education.  Rebekah played for the Golden Lions this past season.  Rebekah parents, Jeff and Kathy Hume, along with GCHS coach Erin Owens and Midway's coach Sherrill Smith were present for the signing.
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YCC Students Nathan Carrier *Steve Morgeson*Alabama Advanced Space Camp

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Congratulations to Steve Morgeson and Nathan Carrier!! They are attending Advanced Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.  Advanced Space Academy® explores college- and career preparation through an immersive experience in science, technology, engineering and math. Trainees undergo a variety of astronaut training exercises, engineering challenges, and teambuilding activities, all culminating in an extended-duration simulated space mission

GCHS Marching Band * Laurel County

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Great performance by the GCMS!! We placed 2nd in AA, 1st in percussion and 2nd in colorguard.  (Pics courtesy of Chris Woolums)

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GCHS Senior Gear UP Send-Off Celebration

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The GCHS seniors attended the official Senior Send-Off Celebration for the Berea College GEAR UP grant.  The event was at the Arena in Corbin, KY.  The celebration of their original "Commit Not To QUIT" movement started in 8th grade.  Thousands of seniors from Eastern Kentucky gathered to celebrate this stage of their journey.

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Ugly Sweater (Continuted)

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Christmas Vacation in Florida*Girls Basketball

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The varsity finished in 5th place and went 2-1 for the week. The JV went 2-1 also against teams from out of state!! 

GCHS 2017 Homecoming

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Sebastian Ritter was crowned 2017 Homecoming King between the Boy's and Girl's Varsity games against Lincoln Friday night.(Pictures courtesy of Hannah Johnson)

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Dalton Smith * U. S.Navy

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Dalton Smith signed with the U. S. Navy as a  Special Warfare Combat-Craft Crewman.  He will ship out on July 10.

Washington D.C .*Inter-County Energy*Kennedy Morgan

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Inter-County Energy Washington D.C. trip with Kennedy Morgan.

Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour is an annual week-long, all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., where 6 high school students from our service districts will meet students from across Kentucky as well as 45 other states. 

In mid-April, students spent one day in Frankfort, Kentucky’s capital, learning about their state government, touring the capital and meeting with elected officials. 

GCHS Homecoming 2017

Senior Queen Homecoming Candidates

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Kennedy Morgan * Grace Stinnett * Hannah Dunn * Hannah Kearney * Trinity Visconti

Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Homecoming Attendents

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Isabel Dunn (Freshman) * Brittany Butner (Sophomore) * Brynne Galloway (Junior)

GCHS Marching Band*Casey County*1st Place

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Congratulations to Garrard County Marching Band for winning 2A best guard, best percussion and first plalce at their competition at Casey County Marching Classic.

Morgan Miracle * Female Student Athlete of the Year for Bass Fishing

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Morgan Miracle has been named as the 2017 Midway University/KHSAA Female Athlete Student of the Year for Bass Fishing.  Morgan is a finalist for the overall Female Student Athlete of the year which will be awarded in May of 2018.

FBLA * TItans in Nashville

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FLBA students attended the Tennessee Titals sixth annual Learning Lab in Nashville, Tennessee.

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GCHS All-Region Band

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Congratulations!! Coty Sanford, Anna Kluesener, and Emalee Young for being selected for the All-Region Symphonic (top) Band.

Congratulations!! Valerie Sutton and Alexis Lowery for being selected for the All-Region Concert (second) Band.

Basketball Homecoming @ GCHS

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GCHS celebrating homecoming this week.  Monday – Country vs. Country Club  Tuesday – Athlete vs. Mathlete
Wednesday – America Day  Thursday – Tacky Tourist Day  Friday – Spirit Day  A homecoming king will be crowned between games-- BB & GB vs. Lincoln County on Friday, February 3.

Toyota * Georgetown * BCTC *Himes & Driskell Math Classes

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Mrs. Himes' and Mrs. Driskell's math classes visited BCTC Computerized Manufacturing and Maching and Toyota in Georgetown.  Students toured Toyota and got to witness first hand the manufacturing of Toyota's.  Students also toured the new BCTC Computerized Manufacturing and Machining College.  This new facility opened in January, 2017.

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Welding Simulation
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Baseball All-District Team*Brandon Pingleton

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Congrats to Brandon Pingleton for being named to the Baseball All-District Tournament Team!

All-State Honorable Mention*Softball* Sam Adams

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Congratulations Sam Adams on being named All-State Honorable Mention in softball.

GCHS Homecoming 2017

Friday:  Spirit Day

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Thursday:  Patrotic Day

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Bass Fishing Team 1st Place * Browning/Wagoner

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Congrats to Team Browning/Wagoner for their win at the Bradley Roy High School Open!! They punched their tickets to the 2018 Bass High School National Champtionship.  This will be the 2nd year in a row the Garrard County Fishing Team will send a team to the Nationals!!

Mrs. Lane's Fashion/Interior Design*Wool Production

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Dorothy Murphy talked to Ms. Lane's Fashion/Interior Design class about wool production.  Students got to see examples of raw wool and were able to shear a sheep. 

Scrubby Bear * Family Resource Center

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Noah Wagoner, Steven Browning, and Kelsey Perkins traveled with Angie Wagoner and Kim Dailey to the elementary schools for the Scrubby Bear Program.  Scrubby Bear and his friends made a presentation for students to teach them to wash their hands properly to keep germs away.  

Recognized @ December Board Meeting *Dylan Driskell*Art Students*Theatre Production

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Congrats to Dylan Driskell for being recognized at the December Board Meeting for his role in "Elf Jr. - The Musical."  GCHS Also recognized our talented Art students and seniors that were involved in the Fall Theatre Production.

 

Mrs. Lane's Culinary *Cooking w/Kids

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Mrs. Lane's Culinary Class invited kids to come to their class to learn some culinary skills.  The children prepared treats with the students in culinary class.

2017 Womanless Beauty Pageant Winners

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1st Place:  Garrison Montgomery
Runner-Up: Derek Milburn
Miss Congeniality:  Dustin Butner
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45th District Team*Sam Adams*Maddy Day*Elle Montgomery

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Congrats to Sam Adams, Maddy Day, and Elle Montgomery for being named to the softball 45th All-District team!  Team Runner-Up.
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Garrard County FFA*Silver Emblem Chapter Award*Dylan Driskell-3rd FFA Creed

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Congrats to Dylan Driskell for placing 3rd in the State FFA Creed Contest.!!  Congrats to Bret Moore for placing 2nd in the state for Ag Mechanics Repair and Maintenance Entrepreneurship!! The Garrard County FFA Chapter was awarded the Silver Emblem Chapter Award at the state convention.

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Homecoming 2017 GCHS

Tuesday:  Jersey Day

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Monday:  Camo Day

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FCCLA Leadership Meeting

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Garrard County FCCLA officers attended a Regional Leadership Meeting to become better leaders as officers of their club.

Pinnacle Scholar Award of Excellence * Elle Montgomery

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Elle Montgomery * Mrs. Hart, Principal

Congratulations to Elle Montgomery for receiving the "Pinnacle Scholar Award of Excellence!! This award goes to an outstanding senior in the field of science and service that deserve to be honored for their academic and extracurricular achievements.

GCHS Theater Department*Hamlet Hears A Who

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UK Gatton College of Business * Gear Up

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Business Students visited University of Kentucky College of Business on December 2nd.  Students were able to discuss the specific business majors, look at possible minors and courses and spoke with an admissions counselor. 

Beta Convention Winner

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Congratulations to Zoe Lester for being a state winner in Poetry!  She will compete in June in Orlando, Florida at the National Conference.

Youth Leadership * A Day in Frankfort

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Youth Leadership in Filing Room In Capitol.

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The Youth Leadership outing on Friday, February 17th  was a busy day in Frankfort.  Sessions scheduled involved meeting with Representative Shell, Senator Buford, Alison Lundergan Grimes, touring the Governor’ Mansion and the Capitol.
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Sawyer Cornett*2016-17 USA Fencing All-American 2nd Team

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Congrats to Sawyer Cornett for being named to the 2016-17 USA Fencing All-American 2nd Team!

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GCHS Band * Bourbon County High School

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Garrard County placed 1st in Class AA-2 during the prelims. Best Music, Best Visual and Best Effect!! They went on to place 5th out of 12 bands in finals competition.  Way to go Garrard County High School Golden Lions!!  (Pictures courtesy of Chris Woolums) 

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GCHS Marching Band * Madison Southern

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GCHS Marching Band placed 3rd overall in finals  Color guard took second place overall.

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Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award * Colin Carver

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Congratulations Colin Carver on being selected as the outstanding 10th grade leader from Garrard County High School to attend the HOBY Kentucky Leadership Seminar. 

The 3-4 day seminar weekend is filled with interactive activities and workshops that allow students to discover their personal leadership strengths. After understanding leadership from three different perspectives, students then learn to cultivate their skills to lead others and make a positive impact in their community.

Ag Construction * Welding * Mr. McDonald

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Students learning to weld in Agriculture Construction Class with Mr. McDonald.

GCHS Veterans Day Program

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Veterans Day was celebrated at GCHS by students, staff, veterans and guests.  The Veterans enjoyed breakfast served by student council and the GCHS cafeteria staff.  The GCHS band, directed by Chris Vance, played the National Anthem followed by Sammy Smith leading the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mrs. Diana Hart, Principal, welcomed our students, staff and special guests.  Lt. Col. Ronnie Barnes was the guest speaker, and he spoke of America's true heros.  Elle Montgomery recognized the veterans with the band playing the Marches of the Armed Forces.  Ms. Lauren Oliver sang a medley of patriotic songs honoring our flag, country and veterans.  Steven Shearer and Savannah Dodson did Roll Call of Garrard County deceased veterans.  We would like to thank all who attended.

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Mrs. Lane's Culinary Prepare Chinese Dishes

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Mrs. Lane's Culinary Class prepared and served Chinese Dishes for a class cooking lab.

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4-H Students Attend Inaguration

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Garrard County High School was represented at the inauguration with the 4-H Leadership program called Citizenship Washington Focus.  Elliot Montgomery,Ashlyn Murphy, Maddie Jordan and Sis Logan were the high school students that attended.

FCCLA Week * Teacher's Breakfast

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FCCLA celebrated FCCLA Week with a teacher's breakfast on Thursday.  They celebrated each day of the week with an event.

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Charity Browning signs with Lindsey Wilson College*Volleyball

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Congratulations!! Charity Browning signing to play Volleyball at Lindsey Wilson College.
Pictured above:  Scott Long, Rhonda Morris, Dennis Custard, Chris Goddard, Martina Whittaker, Charlie Owens (Athletic Director)
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East/West Junior All-Star Softball Team*Elle Montgomery

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Congrats to Elle Montgomery for being selected as a member of the 2017 East/West Junior All-Star Softball team.

2017 Homecoming GCHS

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Hannah Dunn crowned 2017 Homecoming Queen 

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2017 Homecoming Court

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Microbiology * Mrs. Reynold's Class * Dr. Hirsch, UK

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Dr. Hirsch from the University of Kentucky Department of Plant Pathology came to work with Mrs. Reynolds' microbiology class on identifying and distinguishing between fungal and bacterial cultures from plate streaks completed by the students earlier in the week.  This project helps students understand the diversity of microbiota found in certain environments.

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College Fair @ GCHS

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Garrard County High School hosted a college fair on Friday.  Students visited 20+ college representatives to help with their decisions on where to continue their education.

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GCHS Students Visit Asbury College * Gear UP

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Students visited Asbury College, November 30th.  Students were able to tour the campus, participated in a classroom discussion, watched the annual Christmas music in Hughes Auditorium  and had lunch in the presidential suite while speaking with an Admissions Counselor.  (An annual favorite, Christmas Music Chapel features Asbury ensembles performing beloved Christmas songs showcasing the Concert Band, Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Choir, performing favorites like “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” “Greensleeves” and “Of the Father’s Love Begotten.”)

"Cooking with Kids" * Mrs. Lane's Culinary Class

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Mrs. Lane's Culinary Class did a "Cooking with Kids" lesson.  The class made rainbow grilled cheese.
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Junior Achievement * LES 5th Grade

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STLP teaching 5th grade at LES Our Nation with Junior Achievement. Topics include:  Free to Choose Your Work or Business, Entrepreneurship, STEM skills, Resources, Career Clusters, Getting and Keeping a Job, and Global Connections.

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Graduating Class of 2017*Walk through the schools*Present Honorary Diplomas

 

 

Congratulations to Samantha Long signed with EKU*Cheerleading

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Congratulations to Samantha Long for signing with EKU for Cheerleading.  Front: Keith Long (Father), Samantha, Robyn Foley (Mother). Back: Laura Hatmaker & Tevis Tuggle (Cheer Coaches), Sarah Long (Sister)

All-Region Lady Lions Softball*Kelsey Perkins & Sam Adams

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Congrats to Kelsey Perkins and Sam Adams for being named to the Softball All-Region Tournament Team!

Nutrition & Foods*Hooper*Appetizers

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Mrs. Hooper's Nutrition and Foods Class preparing appetizers.

GCHS See You at the Pole

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Wednesday (September 27) marks the See You at the Pole global day of student prayer. Thousands of students around the nation and world will gather around flagpoles on campus to pray before the ring of the first bell.  GCHS students participated in See You at the Pole.

Integrated Science*Biomedical @ GCHS

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Mrs. Brogli's Biomedical ll class dissecting a sheep's brain.

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Mrs. Fielder's Integrated Science Class working with gravity and orbits.

Garrard Pension Reform Forum

A pension reform forum was held at Garrard Middle School on November 2, 2017. Panelists included Representative Jonathan Shell, Senator Tom Buford, and KEA President Stephanie Winkler. The recorded video is posted below:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8evJBL7-Nk

 

Holiday Hustle-5K Color Fun Run

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All Area Football

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All-Area Football Congratulations to the following students for making the All-Area Football Team: Jacob Foley – Running Back Ethan Ponton – Defensive Lineman Colton Barker – Defensive Lineman Anthony Justus – Punter

Daylan Logan   Jareth Davis   Josh Warren   Devan Logan

Congratulations to the follow students for making the All-Area Football Team Honorable Mention: Daylan Logan – Offensive Lineman Jareth Davis – Tight End Josh Warren – Linebacker Devan Logan – Linebacker

Pictures Courtesy of Gallary45

 

Gear Up * Carol Long

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Mrs. Carole Long, Gear Up Appalachia, recognized GCHS students for the great job and tremendous impact Gear UP has had on our students.

Cameron Carver * National Merit Scholarship Finalist

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Congrats to Cameron Carver for being a National Merit Scholarship Finalist!  The National Merit Scholarship Porgram is accomplished through distinguished performance high potential for future academic accomplishment.

Garrard County High School Graduation 2017

Garrard County High School Graduation will be tonight 5/19/17 at 7 PM.

Click the link below to watch it streamed Live starting at approximately 5pm

https://youtu.be/vljURJnVKJE

This Live stream will be recorded and available on our YouTube page if you are unable to watch it live

GCHS*Brynne Galloway*Board Recognition*Rogers Scholar

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Mrs. Diana Hart, GCHS Principal, recognized Brynne Galloway at the September Board Meeting for being selected as a Rogers Scholar.
 

 

Gear Up Trip to Hanover College (Indiana) and Xavier University (Ohio)

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Gear Up sponsored  college visits to Hanover College and Xavier for GCHS Seniors.  

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GCHS FFA * National FFA Convention

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Garrard County FFA officers attended National FFA Convention in Indianapolis last week. They attended sessions, career tours, leadership development, and the college and career expo. Also, while there Randa Morris received her American FFA Degree

Sophia McWilliams * Youngest Author * Top Ten Best Sellers List for second year.

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Sophia McWilliams the youngest author to attend 2016 Kentucky Book Fair made the top ten best sellers list for second year.

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Sophia McWilliams, a sixteen-year-old junior at Garrard High School, attended the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort last weekend (Nov 4-5).  Sophia was the youngest of 170 authors to attend this year’s book fair.  The Kentucky Book Fair is Kentucky’s premier literary event of the year, drawing over 3000 attendees.  It was a great honor for Sophia and her author father, Lucas McWilliams, to receive an invitation to attend. Sophia visited with adoring fans, who she inspired with her stories of writing as a young author. Sophia signed nearly 150 books for fans that purchased her books.

To learn more about the McWilliams and their books, head over to: Wielders Book Series on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WieldersBookSeries/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Wielders at Amazon.com  http://amzn.com/193903700X

GCHS Fishing Team * Wayne County Winter Blast

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Team Hamilton took 5th place and Team Miracle finished 7th in the Wayne County Winter Blast!  Congratulations to Clay Hamilton for winning the Big Fish award in the Wayne County Winter Blast!

Culinary * Mrs. Lane's Class * Lunch

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Mrs. Lane's Culinary Class preparing and serving lunch.
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Grasham and Keith * House Education Chair & Secretary of Workforce and Education

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Superintendent Corey Keith and GCHS Principal Kalem Grasham met with House Education Chair Bam Carney and Secretary of Workforce and Education Hal Heiner in Frankfort. State Representative Jonathan Shell also attended the meeting.

Gear Up Trip to Centre College Fair

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Gear Up sponsored a field trip for Seniors to visit the Centre College, College Fair.  GCHS Seniors were able to talk to college representatives about applying to college, financial assistance etc.

STLP teaches Internet Safety * Kindergarten

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Students from GCHS Student Technology Leadership Program teaching Internet Safety to CDR Kindergarten students.

 

Trunk or Treat* LES * Garrard Youth Cares

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Garrard Youth Cares, a service club at GCHS, joined LES for trunk or treat. This club is sponsored by Marissa Bushnell.

"Treachery at Cartilage Creek" * GCHS Drama Department

The GCHS Drama Department presented "Treachery at Cartilage Creek" at GMS auditorium.  The cast did three performances and everyone enjoyed the show!!

Meet the Lions

      
The Monday night  "Meet the Lions" was very successful.  Both teams were introduced with a variety of activities and entertainment.

Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton * Guest Speaker @ GCHS

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Corey Keith (Superintendent), Lt. Gov. Hampton, Kalem Grasham (Principal)

Lt. Governor Jeanean Hampton was the guest speaker at GCHS Tuesday.  Lt. Governor Hampton encouraged students to dream big and be life long learners.  She feels that her success is based on her Christian principles and a strong work ethic.

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GCHS Cheer Team

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Congrats to the GCHS Cheer Team for finishing as the 12 Region Runner-Up in the Large Division!

Maddy Day * Lady Lions 1000 Point Club

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Congrats to Maddy Day for joining the 1000 points club!!

Glitter and Gold Fashion Show

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Mrs. Lane's Fashion and Interior Design Class and Mrs. Whitworth's Marketing Class pressented Glitter and Gold-2017 GCHS Fashion Show.  Students were entertained by Alexa Slong, Hannah Dunn, Brooke Gooch, Chloe Zeznanski and Mr. Akin.  Fashion and Design Students modeled thier design pieces.  All proceeds were donated to the leukemia and lymphoma society
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Garrard County Chamber of Commerce * Students of the Year

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Congratulations!  Savannah Dodson (Female Student of the Year) and Dalton Morris (Male Student of the Year) for being selected by the Garrard County Chamber of Commerce as Students of the Year.  They were recognized at the Farm-City Banquet.

Reality Store

        

    

GCHS seniors assisting 8th graders at the 2016 Reality Store. This event was sponsored by Youth Service Center.

Youth Leadership * Local Government Day

The Youth Leadership outing theme this month was Local Government Day. Students visited the Recycling Center, Justice Center, CSSEP Building, and Mayor Davis discussed police equipment with the leadership group.

      

LIVE LIFE by the SEAMS 5K run/walk * GCHS Baseball
2017 Day of Action

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GCHS Beta Club participated in the 2017 Day of Action.  Students helped clear the hiking trails, painted and picked up trash around the lake. 

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