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2019-2020 School Calendar

Garrard County Board of Education Approves 2019-2020 School Calendar

Diana Hart Selected to Participate in Prestigious Leadership Program Hart Family


Frankfort KY – After a competitive application process, 24 female educators have been selected for the 2019 cohort of the Kentucky Women in Education Leadership (KWEL). Applicants were chosen based on specific leadership criteria. These leaders, along with some of the state’s top female executive educators, will convene January 17-18, 2019 in Louisville for a leadership forum and induction ceremony.

GEAR UP Grant Will Benefit Garrard County Schools GMS Students

Garrard County Schools will benefit greatly from a grant received by Partners for Education at Berea College. Specifically, through involvement with the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Opportunity Grant, Garrard County Schools will be able to employ two Academic Interventionists and two College and Career Navigators.  Additionally, funds will be available for college visits and a host of other activities that will be designed to break down barriers to college success.  Altogether, it will mean nearly $2,000,000 in funds coming into Garrard County Schools over a seven-year period.

Superintendent Corey Keith is incredibly excited by this opportunity.  He says, “Partners for Education at Berea College has been a wonderful supporter of Garrard County Schools.  With the funds and resources provided by this new grant, we will be able to offer students additional services.  The utilization of academic interventionists will be another safety net for our struggling students.  Also, the college and career navigators will benefit our students in a number of ways.  Notably, students will have a heightened awareness of opportunities and of what is necessary to be accepted to college and successfully earn a degree.  We are so grateful to have Garrard County Schools included in this wonderful program.”

Garrard 2019-2020 Calendar Survey

The school calendar impacts students, families, and staff so it is important that we gain your input. Work is about to begin on the 2019-2020 school year and we would like some data to help us make the best decisions for our district as a whole. We know it's not possible to accommodate everyone's preferences, but your input will be taken into consideration and provide a solid starting point to begin developing the calendar.

Click Here to participate

GCHS - Police Academy Graduates Police Academy Graduates, Evan Preston and Michael Wilson

We are extremely proud of two recent GCHS graduates, Evan Preston and Michael Wilson, for graduating from the police academy! #GarrardShines

Garrard County High School Farm Garrard Farm New Calf

GREAT job by @GarrardFFA! 


School farm happenings...weaning the spring calves and welcoming the 1st of the fall calves in the same day. #GARRARDshines

Garrard County High School Cross Country Team GCHS Cross Country Team

GREAT job by GCHS Cross Country! Congratulations to James Ward for his first place finish! #GARRARDshines

Back to School Night

Back to School Night for Lancaster Elementary will be Thursday, August 2nd from 5:00-6:30pm.  Students and parents will be able to meet teachers and visit classrooms along with registering new students.  This night is for K-5th grades. 

GCHS Principal Selection - Stakeholder Input

Garrard County High School Stakeholders

As you may know, Mrs. Diana Hart has accepted the position of Director of Pupil Personnel (DPP), leaving a vacancy for the principal position at Garrard County High School.

The Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council, chaired by the superintendent, received the mandatory Principal Selection Training on Monday, July 9, 2018 as a part of a specially-called meeting.   Last year, there was an extensive process used to determine the selection criteria which included the opportunity for stakeholders to respond to an online survey and attend forums at the school.  With that in mind, we decided to use the same selection criteria that were used one year ago: School Climate, Expectations, Curriculum and Leadership.  However, we do want to give you the opportunity to give us suggestions if you wish.  You may do that by following this link:


As we move forward with the process, here is the tentative timeline with tentative topics:

Monday, July 16, 2018, 5:00 PM – Special Meeting to: Review any additional stakeholder input, finalize processes and questions, review applications and reference checks, select interviewees, schedule interviews

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 9:00 AM – Special Meeting to: Conduct interviews, consider merits of candidates, select a principal

We are working hard to be diligent in our search for, and selection of, the next principal of Garrard County High School.

Graduation Stream

Tonight 2/25/18 at 7PM Garrard County High School will Hold Graduation for the class of 2018. if you wish to watch via live stream we will have two options this year. the first is a 360 camera view available at the link below


Second is a more traditional static shot at the link below


 Both stream will record and be available on our YouTube page if you miss the live stream

Senior Walking the Halls of the Schools @ GC!!

What's Happening @ LES

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We were fighting Mother Nature to give our students the best field day/ leopard reward day/ good faith effort reward day EVER! Thank you to the Lancaster Fire Dept for being apart of our amazing day. Our kids said it was “The best day ever.”

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2018 GCHS Valedictorians * Salutatorian*Welcome Greeting

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Congratulations to the 2018 GCHS Valedictorians Savannah B. Dodson, Kennedy Morgan,  and John T. Fitzpatrick!!  Congratulations to the 2018 GCHS Salutatorian Elliot K. Mongtomery!! Congratulations to Morgan F. Miracle for being selected to present the Welcome at graduation!! Congratulations to the Class of 2018!!

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First Annual Stem Day @ LES

Today at Lancaster Elementary we had our first annual STEM (Science *Technology *Engineering *Math) Day! Mrs TUNGATE planned and coordinated a great time for students Preschool to 2nd grade to participate in learning some really neat hands-on activities. We were excited to be able to incorporate such a fun learning experience to our end of the year activities.


Kindergarten Readiness


The Family Resource Center & Garrard Early Childhood Council are providing a Kindergarten Readiness Event for all three Elementary Schools.

This is for any child going into Kindergarten for the school year 2018-2019!!

June 14th, 2018 anytime between 2:00—6:00 pm at Garrard County High School, 599 Industry Road, Lancaster

A free meal & inflatables will be available!

We will have Kindergarten teachers there to show you and your child things to work on through the summer to get them ready for Kindergarten!

We have free gifts for your attendance!!

If you have any questions please call Angie or Kim at the Family Resource Center at 859-792-4756

2018 Teacher of the Year

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               Amy Jennings, PLE                   Kim Young, LES 
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           Janice Johnson, CDR             Christy Flowers, GMS      

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                                         Christen Roseberry, GCHS      Page Smith, ATC                                               


Congratulations to all the nominees for Garrard Central Record "Teacher of the Year."  Mrs. Christy Flowers won from a wonderful pool of nominees. (School prinicpal is with each candidate.)

LES Leopard Spotlight

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Junior Achievement @ LES

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Demonstrating global connections with all the countries in the world to produce products.

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Workers Memorial day Grants Fight Live Stream

Presentation is at 2 PM 4/28/18 click the link below to whatch live or recording





Happenings @ LES

Character Trait of April - COURAGE 

JIMMIE CANADA - 5th Grade Grand Prize 


4TH Grade Grand Prize Winner    KASEY GREGORY


PORTER SIMPSON 3rd Grade Grand Prize winner




Happenings @ LES

2017-18 Pep Club

5th Grade Academic Team

April Happy Camper Award Recipients

                               2017-18 LEADERSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS 

         These kiddos have exhibited the 7 Habits of Happy Kids on a daily basis. 

LES Student Spotlight

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Chris Bailey @ LES

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Back in the winter, we made a parody to Gangstas Paradise where we had Chris Bailey star in our video. To thank him we had shirts made and sent him a picture of us. Then, the students made a video asking him to come for a visit. He aired a portion of it on the nightly news and promised a visit. We were glad to finally find a day that worked for all of us. It was a great visit and the kids loved having a local celebrity come and hang out for a while.

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LES Book Fair


LES Student Spotlight

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Garrard County Schools will be closed on Friday, April 13, 2018

Garrard County Schools will be closed on Friday, April 13, 2018 as many of our staff members will travel to Frankfort to advocate for our children and for public education.  The House and Senate will be in session and are expected to consider whether or not to override vetoes issued by Governor Bevin.  There are three key bills that are critical to public education. 


Two of those are the budget and revenue bills for the upcoming biennium (HB 200 and HB 366).  These bills allocate the state’s resources and set revenue structures to fund them.  The Governor’s initial budget proposal included drastic cuts to education.  Specifically, for Garrard County Schools, the cuts and increased costs would amount to an $850,000 loss.  The Senate’s proposed budget was slightly better and the House version was by far the friendliest to public education.  The budget compromise reached by the House and Senate could still be a small net loss for Garrard County Schools but is far better than the Governor’s proposal.  The Governor vetoed the compromise reached by the House and Senate.  We will urge the House and Senate to override that veto and the veto of the accompanying revenue bill.  If no budget is passed, it is uncertain what would occur during a potential special session.

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LES Student Spotlight

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Tooth Fairy*LES & PLE Preschool

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Tooth fairy presentation by Macie White and Morgan Osborne for the LES and PLE preschool classrooms. Coordinated by the Garrard FRC and YSC. 

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STOP Tipline is Active

Garrard County Schools announces the availabilty of the STOP Tipline.


LES Book Fair
LES Student Spotlight

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Annual Community Egg Hunt



Friday, March 16

This Friday (March 16) was originally a staff work day but it has been changed to a regular school day with students.

Garrard Preschool/Head Start Screening


Recognized @ March Board Meeting


The following teachers were honored for being selected for the Campbellsville Excellence in Teaching Award.  Elementary-Heather Shepherd,  High School-Michelle Hoskins, and Middle School-Nathan Carrier.

LES Student Spotlight

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What's Happening @ LES???

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Happy Camper Award          Outstanding Character (February) 


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87th District Governor's Cup Competition


All Participants


LES Governor's Cup Champions

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Math                              Science                                   Language Arts

Our three local elementary schools gathered this past week to take part in the 87th District Governor's Cup Competition, an academic event sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition. The students on Paint Lick Elementary's academic team were the recipients of Hume Sportsmanship Award. Lancaster Elementary edged out Paint Lick Elementary by one point for the district championship. Congratulations to all participants!  Also we wish all of those students advancing to regional competition the best of luck!  I have attached a complete list of the results!  Select Read More.

LES Student Spotlight

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National Board Certified Teachers*Recognized @ February Board Meeting

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Very proud of teachers Emily Lane, Shannah Garner,  and Kim VonWechmar for becoming Nationally Board Certified Teachers!  Congratulations on this professional Achievement.

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LES "102" Days of School

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LES "100" Days of School

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Operation Learning LES 1st Grade

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LES Leader Spotlight

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LES Student Spotlight

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What's Happening @ LES!?

All A's Honor Roll @ LES

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3rd Grade                                                                  4th Grade         


5th Grade

What's Happening @ LES!?

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Leopards with Character-Perservance          Habit 5 recipients (Begin with the End in Mind)

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Happy Camper Awards                                                3rd Grade A/B/ Honor Roll

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4th Grade A/B Honor Roll                             5th Grade A/B Honor Roll             






LES Student Spotlight

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Board of Education Adopts 2018-2019 School Calendar

2018-2019 School Calendar

LES Student Spotlight

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William Srsic - LES Assistant Principal William Srsic
Happy Holidays!


We hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday.  Students Return to School on January 3, 2018.

New Immunization Requirements

There are a couple of significant new immunization requirements for next school year that may require action from parents by January 31, 2018.

What's Happening @ LES???

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LES Grinch Day


On Grinch day, we had the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who show up bright and early for a fun day of learning. 

LES Parade Winner


Wanda Shelton presented Lancaster Elementary with the prizes for their winning float in the Christmas parade. 

Lancaster Elementary Spotlight

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LES Leader Spotlight

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LES "The Helping Tree"

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Each LES student was invited to place a handmade ornament on "The Helping Tree" with a message of how they could help others.  I can light up the world with kindness by ? .

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.

LES Fall Food Centerpiece Contest Winnter


 Lancaster Elementary Cafeteria

Winners of our Fall Food Centerpiece Contest


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. 

House Day @ LES

FIrst Houseday @ Lancaster Elementary for 2017-18.  






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



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. 

LES Welcomes New Teachers

LES Welcomes:


Mary Arnold, 5th Grade


Haley Cox, Kindergarten


Carl-Lewis Cummins, 3rd Grade


Back to School


LES:  August 3, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
2017-18 Supply List

Retiring Staff


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.

Summer Break


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


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

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



LES Happy Mother's Day*Mr. Jim*Kindergarten & 1st Grade



LES students celebrated Mother's Day making and painting flowers for their mothers.

LES Kindergarten*"Fun in the Sun"

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LES Kindergarten classes had a "Fun in the Sun" celebration.


Congratulations * Teacher of the Year * Kristin Long

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

Kristy Marcum*Tracie Bottoms*LES

Corey Keith * Garrard County Superintendent


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


Preschool Screening


Preschool * 1st Visit to LES Library


LES Preschool is learning their way around.  This is their first visit to the library.  They are getting ready for kindergarten.

LES Academic Team * Recognized by Board of Education


The LES Academic Team was recognized at Thursday's board meeting.  They had another strong season.  Proud of Students and Coaches!!

2017 Elementary Governor's Cup Competition

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Garrard County was very well represented in Regional Elementary Governor's Cup Competition.  FIfteen teams make up the region including Camp Dick Robinson Elementary, Lancaster Elementary and Paint Lick Elementary.
 In Quick Recall, Lancaster finished 3rd and Paint Lick was 4th.
In Mathematics, Lancaster's Mason Seagraves was 2nd and Paint Lick's Vivianna Weaver was 5th.
In Science, Lancaster's Jordan Viele and Brodie Calihan were 1st and 2nd,  Paint Lick's Sydney Putman was 3rd.
In Social Studies, Paint Lick's Elise Culross was 4th.
In Language Arts, Lancaster's Presley Applegate was 1st, Camp Dick Robinson's Abigal Meyer was 5th
In Arts and Humanities, Paint Lick's Elise Culross was 2nd.
In the overall standings, Lancaster was 3rd and Paint Lick was 5th.
Congratulations to our students and coaches-we are proud of you!

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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Grasham and Keith * House Education Chair & Secretary of Workforce and Education


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.

LES * District Governor's Cup


LES won District Quick Recall and the Sportsmanship Award.  They came in 2nd in the District.  Great Job Big Green!!

LIVE LIFE by the SEAMS 5K run/walk * GCHS Baseball
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.

Veteran's Day Celebration * Garrard County Schools


Garrard County Schools * Celebrating Veteran's Day in honor of those that served our country.

Garrard County High School will be celebrating on November 14 at 9:00 a.m.

Garrard Middle School's annual Veteran's Day Program will be on Friday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. 

Camp Dick Robinson's annual Veteran's Day Program will be at 9:00 on November 10.

Lancaster Elementary's Veteran's Day Program will be November 11 at 8:30.

Paint Lick ELementary would like to invite everyone to their Veteran's Day Program Thursday, November 10 at 10:00.



25th Anniversary * Family Resource & Youth Services Center of Kentucky

25th Anniversary of the Family Resource and Youth Services Center of Kentucky
Angie Wagoner, FRC; Kim Dailey, FRC, Virginia Eldridge, YSC; Del-Leda Johnson, YSC


4th & 5th Grade PD

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Lancaster Elementary School celebrated with these students who earned proficient or distinguished in at least one area of the KPREP test.  The KPREP assessment given in the spring of each year provides schools with a rating.   LES is a PROFICIENT school.  Our faculty and staff are very proud of the hard work they put in and all they have accomplished.

Internet Safety K @ LES

STLP students did internet safety lessons with LES Kindergarten.  We talked about Personal Safety, Cyber Community, Unsafe Behavior, Cyberbullyihng and Ask an Adult for Help.  

Welcome!! LES New Teachers!
Angela Chambers
Sarah Ison

Sarah Porter
5th Grade

Hannah Davis

  Kathy Clark  



First Day for Students

First FULL Day of School for Students

 Wednesday,  August 10

Back to School Registration-LES

Back to School Night at Lancaster Elementary is August 4th from 5:00-6:30.

2016-17 Supply List

AUGUST 4, 2016       5:00 – 6:30 PM
ROOM FEE:  $15.00


School Superintendent Selection Process

The process for electing a superintendent Screening Committee is underway.  By statute,   a committee is to be formed within 30 days of a superintendent vacancy occurring.   This Selection Committee will consist of one board member, one principal, one parent, one classified staff member, and two teachers.  The board member representative is appointed by the Board Chairman.  The principal representative is selected by the principals. The parent representative is selected from parent nominations by the active PTO Presidents.  The classified staff representative is voted upon by paper ballot from nominations.  The two teacher representatives are also voted upon by paper ballot from nominations.

Nominations will be received until 5 pm on Friday, July 8th, 2016.   Voting for the Selection Committee members will take place Wednesday, July 13th at the Board of Education from 10 am to 4 pm.  This will be a paper ballot that does require a sign-in.

Classified staff members may stop in on this day to cast their vote for the classified staff representative.  Teachers (Certified Staff) may stop by to cast their vote for the two teacher representatives.

Parents and district staff have all been notified by phone that nominations for the representatives will close at 5 pm on Friday, July 8th.  Any parent or district staff member can nominate or self-nominate.  You may nominate yourself or someone else by contacting Mindy Morrow at the Board of Education (Phone:  792-3018). 


School and community input are valued, and participation is encouraged in this process.

Corey Keith named Acting Superintendent in Garrard County

Mr. Corey Keith, Assistant Superintendent, has accepted the position as Acting Superintendent of Garrard County. Keith is excited to continue the work that Mr. Paul Mullins began.  Mullins accepted a position as superintendent of Logan County Schools. Keith will take the position of Acting Superintendent on July 1.

2016 Kentucky School Resource Officer of the Year * Dave Amon

Contratulations Dave Amon - 2015 KY School Resource Officer of the Year!!

Kindergarten Readiness

Have a Safe and Happy Summer!!

GCHS Graduation Live Stream

Garrard County High School will stream Graduation starting around 6:15 PM EST with the senior video. Graduation Ceremony to follow at 7:00 EST.



2016 Graduates Walk * Present Honorary Diplomas

Because many people in all grade levels contribute to their success, graduates did a walk through of all the schools in the district.  To honor the work of the staff members who have helped these seniors along the way, they presented honorary diplomas to serve as a tribute and a reminder to students, parents, staff members and community members of the commitment we all make to our students when they enter school.  Garrard County "Expects the Best!!"



Reading Fair April 28th
Pre-School Meeting Pre-School Meeting

If you have a student who may be enrolled in Pre-School for the 2016-17 school year there will be a meeting Tuesday April 19th at 6pm at the GEC. The meeting will be an overview of the Pre-School program along with discussion of any potential changes.

LES visits GC Chamber


Special guests at Chamber meeting presenting Leader in Me!!  Great job!! 

The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast

The high school drama department will present "The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast" at GMS auditorium on April 28 @ 6:00 p.m., April 29 @ 6:00 p.m. and May 1 @ 4:00 p.m.  Admission: $7 adults - $5 students  Plan to attend!!

2016 Earth Day Festival @ GCHS

Sock Hop April 16, 2016 Garrard Cty Middle School for Garrard Cty Art League Sock Hop April 16, 2016 Garrard Cty Middle School for Garrard Cty Art League
Regional Governor's Cup Academic Team Competition


On Saturday, March 12th,  the Regional Governor’s Cup Academic Team Competition was held at Perryville Elementary.  Garrard County’s three elementary schools are in the 23rd region.  There are a total of 15 teams in this region.  They are: Camp Dick Robinson Elementary School,  Crab Orchard Elementary School,  Edna L. Toliver Elementary School,  Highland Elementary School,  Hustonville Elementary School,  Jennie Rogers Elementary School,  Junction City Elementary School,  Lancaster Elementary School,  Mary G. Hogsett Elementary School,  McKinney Elementary School,  Paint Lick Elementary School,  Perryville Elementary,  Stanford Elementary School,  Waynesburg Elementary School,  Woodlawn Elementary School.  Our teams were incredibly successful and represented Garrard County very well.  
(Click on Read More for Individual Scores)

STLP Celebrates Dr. Seuss Week


Students in STLP read books to the primary classrooms at the elementary schools to celebrate "Reading Across America."



Fran Nominees and Winners

Congratulations Angie Wagoner and Kim Dailey for being this year's FRAN Award winners.  Kim and Angie work in the Family Resource Center with all three elementary schools.  Their focus is to enhance student's abilities to succeed in school.   We had a great group of FRAN (For Recog. A Need) award nominees.  All nominees work to help students achieve success through various  roles in the schools.

Mike Ruthford visits Garrard County Schools


Mike Rutherford visited Garrard County Schools to share strategies for developing and supporting others. Mike Rutherford is the auther of "The Artisan Teacher."  SOCL (Skillful Observation & Coaching Laboratory) is professional development that builds instructional leadership for administrators, instructional coaches and curriculum specialists. 


Internet Safety Lessons @ LES

STLP students from GCHS (Hannah Keith, Adreanna Napier and Austin Bailey) did an internet safety lesson with the 2nd grade at LES.  The lesson included personal information, usernames and passwords, and online safety.


LES Grandparents Week




Grandparents week was a BIG success! Thank you Grandparents for attending our festivities and spending time with your grandchildren.

We had over 300 Grandparents attend our delicious luncheon and afterwards went to our Book Fair in the Library. Our lunch ladies fed over 1500 people in three days! Our hats are off to them and the wonderful meals they prepare.

Proud of Our Fred Finalist - Mr. Jim Oliver


Mr. Jim Oliver received a $250 prize and a plaque for being a FRED finalist from KASA.  We are very proud of Mr. Jim.  He is a special man and we appreciate him very much.  Mr. Jim is very dedicated to the students at Lancaster Elementary.  Scholastic books gave Mr. Jim a basket full of books as a gift for being a FRED finalist.


Welcome Bryan Flachbart-Assistant Principal LES

Bryan Flachbart is excited to be the new assistant principal at Lancaster Elementary School.   Bryan has earned a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in special education and holds masters degrees from Eastern Kentucky University in Gifted Education as well as Instructional Leadership.  Bryan has served as a teacher in both regular and special education classrooms and has been a behavior coach, assistant principal, and district curriculum and assessment director before joining the LES family.   Bryan looks forward to being back with students each day.  Bryan and his wife, Mary, live in Danville.  

LES Back to School Night

Back to School Night  @ LES August 6th from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Graduation 2015 Video

The video of Graduation for Garrard County High School has ben reposted to improve the quality

Please click to watch


Mr. Jim Oliver-Fred Finalist at Lancaster Elementary


Mr. Jim Oliver was selected by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators to apply for The Fred Award.  His hard work and dedication as a volunteer is being recognized by this state award.  Today (May 6) Mr. Jim is going through the interview process.  The Nominee and his associates have a schedule of around ten interviews including videos with the film crew. (Pictures from Mrs. Sharon Hurt's classroom.)


Harlem Wizard fundraiser for Project Graduation Harlem Wizard fundraiser for Project Graduation

The Harlem Wizard will be here at the Garrard Co Middle School Monday May 11 door opens at 5:30 and game starts at 6:30. Tickets can be bought in advance for 10.00 either online @ www.Harlemwizards.com or by calling 8593398842. You can also purchase them at the door for 12.00 children 4 and under are free.

Proceeds benefit project graduation.

Teacher Appreciation Week Teacher Appreciation Week
Mr. Jim Oliver-Fred Finalist at Lancaster Elementary, Garrard County Schools


Congrats to Mr. Jim Oliver and  Lancaster Elementary School!  Mr. Jim has been selected to receive the Fred Award.  His hard work and dedication as a volunteer is being recognized (this is a state wide award). The award seeks to honor an individual who exudes a Fred-like spirit of service, innovation, and commitment to others, positively influencing and impacting the lives of those in the school community.


Garrard County Schools-Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Mr. Paul Mullins (Superintendent) * Mr. Joe Brown (Board Chairman)

Garrard County Schools was recognized by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce as a Top 20 "Best Places to Work" in Kentucky!

Non Traditional School Instructional Days Survey

Many school systems in the state of Kentucky have implemented a plan to use non-traditional instructional days when the weather prevents regular attendance across the district.  School systems are allowed to decide which days would be made up in a non-traditional way and which days would be made up traditionally, by adding days to the calendar or rearranging the calendar.  Non-traditional plans include opportunities for learning to continue regardless of the weather conditions-- (i.e. using technology to read, complete and submit assignments; using already existing learning systems like Lexia and Study Island to complete homework assignments; and using paper packets for students who do not have internet access).  Please complete the following survey to provide our district with feedback on formulating such a plan.


Please click here to take survey


Kona Ice Day March 27th!
Homework Cafe Open-Evening Meals


Kids were doing homework, being tutored, playing board games and the baseball team got to eat before their practice. Then, the Girl Scouts and their parents stopped in to grab something to eat before their meeting.

Tonight is cheeseburgers, Thursday is chicken strips. Monday/Thursday: Open 3:30 – 6:30   Tuesday Open 3:30-6:00. Other items also available as well as coffee and sweet tea…

Adults may purchase a meal for $3.00. Students eat FREE (Age 2-18).

All free student meals must be eaten in the cafeteria.  NO CARRY OUTS AVAILABLE.


Principal For The Day

Sarah Tungate had the opportunity to be, "Principal For The Day" on February 4th.  She did a very good job keeping things going smoothly throughout the busy day.

Parent Calendar Vote

Parents please take some time to review and vote on the calender drafts for the 2015-2016 school year. As always your input is much appreciated.

Click to Vote

Local Planning Committee Local Planning Committee

Local Planning Committee

Garrard County Schools are looking for local leaders to serve on our district LPC. If you are interested please contact Garrard County Board of Education. The deadline to notify the district is January 16th.

Business/Community Leader Representative- The local board of education shall select the Business/Community Leaders to serve on the Local Planning Committee.  Advertisement shall be made for business/community leader nominees from whom the local board of education shall select two (2) representatives.  Nominees must provide a letter of agreement to serve. In the event nominations are not received, the local board of education shall select the community/business leaders. The Business/Community Leaders shall not be employed by the LEA or serve on the local board of education.

Winter Break



We are on Christmas break and will return to school on Monday January 5,2014

Winter Break Winter Break

We are on Christmas break and will return to school on Monday January 5, 2015.

Lancaster Elementary Winter Bazaar 2014

Lancaster Elementary Winter Bazaar 2014


Garrard Middle School


$5.00 Admission for Adults, 12 and under are free

Concession and Pizza will be sold after program

Silent Auction in Library

Dr. Tommy Floyd, KDE Chief of Staff Visits Garrard District



Dr. Tommy Floyd, KDE Chief of Staff, visited Garrard County Schools on Tuesday, November 18.  Dr. Floyd was welcomed at each school by a leadership team of students.  The students led a guided tour and answered questions about the instruction at their school.  Mr. Paul Mullins (Superintendent), Mr. Corey Keith (Assistant Superintendent) Mrs. Cindy Rogers (Instruction), Mrs. Mary A. Davis (Instruction) and Mr. Joe Brown (Board Chairman) were also members of the tour group.


Red Ribbon Art Award

Congratulations S. Ray on your Art Award!

garrard marching band live stream

We will attempt to broadcast  the garrard marching band performance at 7:45 at the lync below





                          Minions having fun!





1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll


  5th Grade All A's            


5th Grade All A's and B's 





4th Grade All A's

4th Grade A's and B's


 3rd Grade All A's

3rd Grade A's and B's



Kona Ice

Kona Ice is "Kicking Cancer"

October 29th

Kiddie size- $2.00

Regular size- $3.00

King Kona- $4.00

Kick Cancer Bracelet with King Kona purchase



Daily Activities:

Monday 10/27-My future is bright, drug free! (Wear your favorite college clothing or dress up as a future career.)

Tuesday 10/28-Wacky Tacky Day. "I have to much fun without drugs!"

Wednesday 10/29-I'm a "JEAN-ius". (Wear blue jeans to school.)

Thursday 10/30-"I'm too BRIGHT for drugs!"  (Wear bright colors to school.)

Friday 10/31-"Say Boo to drugs!" (Wear Halloween costume to school.) On this day, we will have a costume cintest!

Parents: Please keep in mind that the theme days must be kept in good taste and follow the dress code guidelines.  No masks or weapons allowed with the costumes.






Fossil Dig- 1ST Grade-Viele


Mrs. Viele's 1st grade class on a Fossil Dig (in school field trip).

School Report Card-Checking On Our Progress with One Click

Checking On Our Progress with One Click
Just as parents examine their children’s report card to see how well they are doing, so, too, can anyone with Internet access look at each Kentucky public school or district’s report card to see how they are performing.
School and District Report Cards are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) website. These Report Cards provide information including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.
To access the site, go to https://applications.education.ky.gov/src/. By scrolling down a list of districts or schools to highlight the one in question and then clicking on “View Card,” a person will see several information-specific tabs, each containing information on one aspect of the school or district.

District & School Report Card


Kona Ice

Monday, September 29th

$2 Kiddie

$3 Regular

$4 King Kona & free Chain Link braclet


September 26th

6:00-7:30 p.m.


Pie throwing and facepainting for $1.00.  PTO will be selling T-Shirts $8.00 and baked goods.


Family Math Night at Lancaster Elementary

4th-5th Grade Students and Parents ONLY

September 25th

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Internet Safety Lessons - STLP @ LES

STLP students at Garrard County High School did an internet safety lesson with the fifth grade classes at Lancaster Elementary.  Topics included personal safety and online behavior (predator identification-privacy-cyber security-using online resources-digital health and wellness).

2nd Grade Field Trip

Our second grade  classes at LES went on a tour of the Garrard Judicial Center, First Southern National Bank of Lancaster, and The Lancaster Police Station. This is a cumulative project for the end of our Community Unit. We would like to give special thanks to Mr. Kenny Hurt, Arnie Akers, Jeannie Carrier, and the Lancaster City Police Department. 

Real Elf on the Shelf


Mrs. Bottoms discovered a real life Elf on the Shelf in her office.

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


Teacher of the Year Award * Jennifer Viele * Lancaster Elementary

Patti Cox, Jennifer Viele, Jimmy Cox

Jennifer Viele was recognized as the winner of the Teacher of the Year Award at a banquet held on May 9.    Each school had a representative to compete for Central Record's Teacher of the Year.  This is the second year the Central Record has partnered with the local school system to honor and award an outstanding teacher from each school.  For the past eight years the Garrard Central Record has honored Garrard County teachers.

Paul Mullins, Superintendent, Tonda Mullins   Rhonda Keith, Corey Keith, Asst. Superintendent


Packets for the Golden Lion Days Packets for the Golden Lion Days

Golden Lion Day folders were sent home with students on Thursday, January 28.  These red folders contain the work that students are to complete in the event that a snow day is designated as a Golden Lion Day.  For more information on Golden Lion Days, please follow the link below.




16-17 Calendar Draft Vote

The calendar committee has prepared three draft calendars for the 16-17 school year and would like to get input from parents and community members. Please review the drafts below and vote on your preference from the three drafts.

Calendar Drafts


Chick here to vote

Welcome New Staff

Bryan Flachbart, Asst. Principal
Kent State University, Eastern (Masters)
Activities:  Boyle Co. Emergency Mgmt.
BIble Study Boys Group, Travel
Wife:  Mary

William Rulon, Special Education
Melanie Baggerman, FMD
UK (Masters)
Enjoys Cooking, Baking & Family
Pets:  Two cats and a dog 
Leslie Lee, 2nd Grade Math
Bellarmine & U of Cumberlands (Masters)
Enjoys playing Soccer & Playing with Daughter Emery
Pets:  Tuck and Indy


First Day for Students

August 12

Graduates Give Out Honorary Diplomas






May 26th GCHS Graduates did a tour of the schools and handed out honorary diplomas to an adult in the school system that provided encouragement and inspiration along the way.  Seniors entered the building in thier caps and gowns to the tune of pomp and circumstance.  Staff and Students lined the halls as the seniors passed.

Community Easter Egg Hunt


The annual Easter Egg Hunt was held at Garrard Middle on Tuesday evening.  The egg hunt was sponsored by the ROAR program at Garrard Middle and the GCHS Beta Club.  The children enjoyed the egg hunt and games.  The weather was absolutely wonderful!!


2014-15 School Calendar 2014-15 School Calendar

The board approved calendar revisions at the January board meeting and amended 2014-15 school calendar. School will be in session on d Friday, March 20, 2015.

K-PREP (Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress)

Garrard County Spring 2104 Test Scores

A Letter from Principal Tracie Bottoms – Garrard County Schools identified as a “Proficient” School District by the Department of Education. (Click HERE to Read More)


School Leaders Meet With Farm Bureau Board



School Leaders Meet With Farm Bureau Board

There was definitely an air of positive excitement about Garrard County Schools last Thursday evening, August 7, 2014 at the Garrard County Farm Bureau Board of Directors meeting.  A group of relatively new district and school leaders were invited to be introduced to the Farm Bureau Board, and each person spoke briefly of their vision and passion for education in Garrard County.                               





Winter Bazaar


1st Grade

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3rd Grade

Teacher of the Year
Lesley Lawson * CDR
Scott Bolin, Principal
Laura Perry, Asst. Principal
Jennifer Viele * LES
Tracie Bottoms, Principal
Tammy Fain * PLE
Larry Sparks, Principal
Hillary Cox Vanoy * GMS
Andrew Pickerill, Principal
Sherrie RIchardson Johnson
Kalem Grasham, Principal
Diana Hart, Asst. Principal


We are so very proud of our LES students for winning the Championship Award for Governor's Cup 2016! The District Tournament was held on February 27th at Lancaster Elementary School. Regionals will be March 12th at Perryville Elementary School. This group has stayed after school and practiced many hours this year.  Hard work does pay off! We are so very proud of each student and their Coaches as well.

RFP Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract RFP Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract

The Garrard County Board of Education will receive proposals from Qualified Providers for services to be provided under KRS 45A.352 – Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract involving local public agencies.  The intended project is for the identification, design and implementation of energy conservation measures on a guaranteed energy savings contract basis.

Interested and Qualified Providers can receive a copy of the official Request for Proposals (RFP) by submitting a one-page letter of interest to:

               Garrard County Schools

Attn:  Paul M. Mullins, Superintendent

322 West Maple Avenue

Lancaster, KY  40444

Fax:  (859) 792-4733  Phone 859-792-3018

E-mail:  paul.mullins@garrard.kyschools.us

An authorized representative of Garrard County Schools will receive sealed proposals until 3:00 PM, Eastern Time, on March 30, 2016.  Proposals received after the date and time set for the opening will not be accepted.


STLP - French Lessons 2nd Grade LES

STLP Students visited Lancaster Elementary 2nd grade and presented a mini French lesson.  Students were introduced to numbers and colors in French. The lesson began with introductions JE M'APPELLE followed by their name.

Welcome New Staff

Lindsay Beaven, 4th Grade
Language Arts - Centre College (B.A.)
Enjoys Reading, Shopping, & Family
Mom: Centre College Dad: Retired
Two Brothers:  John & Derek

Emily Reece, 5th Grade
EKU, U of Cumberlands -Masters
Enjoys Reading, Baking & Family
Husband: John-Engineer
Boys:  Aiden & Ian
Heather Hatfield, Kindergarten
Rhonda Keith, Secretary


Free Lunch for Elementary Students

When school starts, all students in Garrard County’s three elementary schools will receive free breakfast and lunch as part of a federal program that has expanded. The Community Eligibility Provision, a federal program that started in 2010 as a pilot in Kentucky and other states, will allow schools to provide more students with free meals, regardless of household income. “This will allow us to serve free breakfast and lunches at all three of our elementary schools,” Garrard Superintendent Paul Mullins said. “We are looking at a gain while allowing us to serve lunches for free at our elementary schools. We will get 90 percent reimbursement at Camp Dick, not 100 percent, but the reimbursement is greater than what district charges for lunch so it will level out and even be a gain overall.”
The national lunch program will reimburse the district for the cost of meals at those schools, so the program will not cause a loss in funding for the Garrard County School District. Theresa Riley, who heads the nutrition department for Garrard Schools, explained, “The food and menus will not change."

Prices at the Middle and High School

Breakfast Regular Reduced Lunch Regular Reduced

Middle & High 

$1.75 .30 Middle and High $2.40 .40
Adult $2.25   Adult 3.25  


Graduates Give Out Honorary Diplomas



Best Places To Work- KY Chamber of Commerce

It is with great pride that I am able to share with you that Garrard County School System was selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky.  The award is presented by Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  We are truly appreciative of all who participated in the survey and those who helped complete the application for this process.

STLP Teaches French Lessons @ LES


STLP students teaching French to second grade at LES.  The lesson included numbers, colors and a few bastic words.  The students did a great job participating in the lesson.  Anna Abrams, Keaton Dennis and Shiloh Mastin are the high school students in the picture.

Claudia Lucas -FRAN Award Recipient

Mr. Paul Mullins, Superintendent, presented Claudia Lucas with the FRAN Award on opening day with faculty and staff for Garrard County Schools.  Claudia works with the Migrant Program for Garrard County Schools.  The FRAN award is given to a staff member that is outstanding in recognizing the needs of our school community.  The person receiving the award is chosen by the faculty and staff.

LES Student Spotlight

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Teacher of the Year

Joe Brown * Larry Woods *Jerry Browning * Kirby Overman
Garrard County Board Members presenting the awards.

FCCLA * Cheryl Hooper * Mindy Morrow * Cindy Rogers

GMS * GCHS Jazz Band
Noel Green, Director


STLP Junior Achievement Global Economy@ LES 5th Grade

STLP taught the 5th graders at Lancaster Elementary a Junior Achievement lesson on the Global Economy.  Students used a string to represent the different countries that goods come from to produce a product.  

Let's band together and start a "chain reaction" of success!


Faculty and Staff dressed as dominos for Halloween. This signified that teaching is a "domino effect". It is a chain reaction of individuals influencing the students lives without them even realizing it.

LES "Teacher of the Year" -Sharon Hurt


The first annual Central Record "Teacher of the Year" banquet was held at GCHS media center on May 14.  Mrs. Sharon Hurt was honored as an excellent teacher from Lancaster Elementary.  Mrs. Tracy Bottoms (principal) introduced Mrs. Hurt and Mr. Joe Brown (board member) presented the award.

Super Reading Heroes

Mrs. Horn's student's enjoyed

Super Hero Reader's Week

Scotty Merida - Kentucky Transportation Director of the Year

Congrats to Mr. Scotty Merida for being recognized as the KY Transportation Director of the Year.

LES Polar Express Float*1st PLACE!!


LES Polar Express Float won FIRST PLACE at the Christmas Parade.  Way to go LES!!

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Site Base Nomination Form
1st Grade Pumpkins of Characters in a Reading Book


First Grade students had the opportunity to design and decorate a pumpkin that represented a character from their favorite book.  They did an awesome job and we would like to invite you to stop by the library to see  ALL the children's creative art work.

Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Jill Stevens

Mrs. Jill Stevens, 6th grade Science teacher at GMS, was the recepient of the Garrard County Schools Central Record "Teacher of the Year Award."  The awards banquet was held at the GCHS media center on May 14.  

Jim and Patti Cox of the Central Record presented the award. The award is to honor excellent teachers and recognize the importance of education.



Each school had a teacher who was honored as an excellent teacher from their school.

Mrs. Hooper's  and Mrs. Lane's foods classes prepared and served at the banquet.

Under the direction of Mr. Green, the GMS and GCHS band entertained at the banquet.

Mike Rutherford visits Garrard County School District



Mike Rutherford, the educational researcher and founder of Rutherford Learning Group, visited Garrard County on Monday, March 23 and Friday, March 24.  On the evening of March 23, he met with principals, district leaders and visitors from the Casey County Schools Central Office to discuss research-based methods for coaching teachers and identifying their talents.  Mike Rutherford’s work and The Artisan Teacher materials will be used as the basis for helping school leaders better support teachers and help them improve their educational practice.




Joe Brown elected to Board of Directors of KSBA Joe Brown elected to Board of Directors of KSBA

Garrard County Board Chairman Joe Brown was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky School Board Association.

Grandparents Essay


     Abby Belcher    Raelyn Combs     Katy Montgomery

Congratulations to three school winners for their entry in the grandparents essay:  Abby Belcher-LES, Raelyn Combs-PL and County Winner Kady Montgomery-CDR.  These students and their parents and grandparents are invited to attend the AARP meeting on January 20th.  The students are invited to read their essays.

LES Principal Tracie Bottoms Elected to Board of Directors for KASC

Tracie Bottoms, Lancaster Elementary Principal, has been elected to the board of Directors of the Kentucky Association of School Councils.  The board includes parents, teachers and principals from every region.  The group is based in Danville and claims over 825 public schools as members.

5th Grade Goes to the Capital

On Friday, May 2nd, Lancaster Elementary School 5th Grade Classes had the opportunity to visit Frankfort, Kentucky.  The students toured the State Capital along with the History Museum.

LES Leopards Spotlight*LES News

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Mrs. Shepherd's first grade class spent another afternoon at the Garrard County Art Center making ornaments.

Lancaster Elementary Academic Team

2015-16 Lancaster Elementary Academic Team

"Camo For Treston"


LES Faculty, Staff & Students all dressed in "CAMO" to show support for Treston Rudder, nephew to our Faculty member Mrs. Gay.

Treston is a Senior at North Laurel High School and has inoperable Desmoplastic Small Round Blue Cell Tumor Cancer.

Our students are learning about caring and supporting Treston and his family the past 2 years.  We ask that you join us in thoughts and prayers for him and his family.


Rutherford visits Schools





Big Apple Award


Congratulations to Jim Oliver--Lancaster Elementary Volunteer on receiving the Big Apple Award.

2014-2015 Calendar Parent Vote

Please take some time to vote for the 2014 2015 Garrard County Schools Calendar.

Vote Here

Leopards Spotlight

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The Learning Odyssey

1st Grade celebrates EARTH DAY!

Lancaster Elementary School 1st Grade students celebrated, "Earth Day" today by letting you know how they feel about the world in which they live in.


Garrard County Chamber Big Apple Award

Our very own Jim Oliver, or as everyone knows him as "Mr. Jim" was awarded the Big Apple Award on September 30th.  This award was given to him by the Garrard County Chamber for all the many years of service to Lancaster Elementary School. This award recognizes and honors an individual who have made outstanding contributions to public and nonpublic elementary and secondary education.

If you come in Lancaster Elementary School, you will see him working from 6:30 in the morning until the last child leaves in the afternoon.  Many think he is an employee but Mr. Jim is a volunteer that has been with us for five years.

Mr. Jim loves the children and they love him back.  His presence in the building is wonderful and it is very evident when you see the students faces light up when they see him in the building.  Many students at our school have the opportunity to go on a field trips, have Kona Ice or just little treats due to the generosity of Mr. Jim.

Not only have our students benefited from this special volunteer, but all the faculty and staff enjoy the hard work he gives each person in order to make our day a little easier.

Mr. Jim, congratulations on this award and thank you from all your LES family!

Yearbook Sales


Yearbooks are in!  Come by and pick them up between the hours of 8:00-2:30 M-F.

The yearbooks are $25.00

Any questions call: Mrs. Holland




LES Cross Country Team


Spring Pictures Taken on April 16th!

5th Grade Transition Camp




Roar, 4-H, Family Resouce and Youth Service Center sponsored a week transition camp for 5th graders going into middle school in the fall.  Many fun activities along with some tips for middle school were on the agenda.  Ice breakers for the three elementary school students helped them "get to know" their new classmates. Tanya Watkins, National Guard, Dave Amon and 4-H presented programs and information to make their transition easier.  Approximately 70 students attended the camp.

Behavior Expectations



Lancaster Elementary School is a PBIS school.  We have implemented with Fidelty for 5 years!  When you visit our school and see classes walking in the hallways that are quiet, in a straight line, hands behind or at their sides and facing forward; PLEASE ask the office to give the class a hand!

Each hand the class receives corresponds to the letters in LEOPARDS.  Once the classroom receives a hand for each of the letters, they receive a classroom reward.

LES Recognized our Garrard Youth League Football players.


2014-2015 Yearbook Sales


Reserve your 2014-2015 yearbook NOW!

$20.00 before April

$25.00 after April

For information, contact Mrs. Holland

859-792-3047 8 am - 2:30 pm M-F

Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Garrard County School District is conducting a Parent Survey.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.

In order to complete the survey, please go to:


Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.  Your honest opinion is appreciated.

LES Recognized our Garrard Youth League Cheerleading participants.


Dr. Seuss Readers




                 Mr. Mullins, Superintendent and Mr. Dean, Finance Director

         read to our students today in Mrs. Hatmaker and Mrs. Hunts classroom.

1st Grade Spelling Leopards!

All four 1st grade teachers and their classes decided to have their classroom reward on "Talk Like A Pirate Day" on September 19th. Each teacher and students dressed up in their Pirate attire for the day and learned how to speak like real buccaneers. Great Idea 1st Grade!

Amended Calendar

The academic calendar for the 2013/2014 school year was amended and approved by the Board of Education for Garrard County Schools on 2/11/14.

 School will now be in session for students on Monday February 17, Friday March 21, and Monday March 24, 2014.

 The last day for students is currently scheduled for June 5, 2014 pending there are no other days school is dismissed.

Happy Camper Awards for doing good Deeds without being asked.


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:




#GARRARDshines #GARRARDshines
Habit 3 - Put First Things First Recipients




Garrard County Schools will now be offering an evening meal free to students! This will be held at the GEC Building Cafeteria (The old Middle School) beginning the week of March 9, 2015.

Adults may purchase a meal for $3.00.

Anyone needing a Homework Tutor, contact Deronda.Sears@garrard.kyschools.us

Adults may purchase a meal for $3.00

All free student meals must be eaten in the cafeteria.  NO CARRY OUTS AVAILABLE.

We will also offer a selection of a la carte snacks and drinks that may be purchased by adults and students.

Location: Garrard Education Center, 324 W. Maple St., Lancaster, Ky. 40444

For more information call: Theresa Riley- 859-792-3018    

Email:   theresa.riley@garrard.kyschools.us

LES Character Trait of the month INTEGRITY recipients.


Spelling Bee

Mrs. Murphy announcing this years Spelling Bee Winner.

Abby Belcher won the 2015 Lancaster Elementary Contest with Jake Hurt as runner-up.

Abby and Jake will attend the District Spelling Bee at Garrard County Middle School on February 13th.

Facility Planning Committee Facility Planning Committee

The Local Planning Committee (LPC) is working on the districts long range facility plan. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 24, 2015 5;30-6:30pm Public Forum, 6;30pm Regular Meeting.


GCHS Band wins State Contest!

Congratulations GCHS Marching Band!

Contact Us
Lancaster Elementary School 205 Lexington Street
Lancaster, KY 40444

View Map & Directions
Phone: 859.792.3047
Fax: 859.792.4855