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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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Pre-Nursing Class @ Garrard ATC

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Mrs. Smith's pre-nursing students have been going to clinicals this week, great partnership with Landmark of Lancaster.

ATC Carpentry Class

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Applied Math in Carpentry, learning to use a laser Transit Level.

Board of Education Adopts 2018-2019 School Calendar

2018-2019 School Calendar

William Srsic - LES Assistant Principal William Srsic
Happy Holidays!

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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.

Young Engineers Design Challenge Recognized at Board Meeting

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Jordan Young*Stevie Morgeson*Colin Carver*Troy Watts, Principal Garrard ATC
(Not Pictured:  Robert Foster*Jonathan Burkhart*Charles Jones)

The GCHS students that participated in the Young Engineers Design Challenge were recognized at the December Board Meeting. The team placed 2nd out of 10 YCC teams. Mr. Troy Watts, Principal Garrard ATC presented certificates.

YCC Young Engineers Design Challenge

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Charles Jones*Brice Burkhart*Stevie Morgeson*Jordan Young*Colin Carver*Blake Foster

Congratulations to the YCC Youth Engineers Design Challenge team for winning 2nd place in the "Big Ass Solutions" competition.  They were challenged to create a Rube Goldberg design.  This is a complex contraption in which a series of devices that perform simple tasks are linked together to produce a domino effect.  One device triggers the sequence.

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. 

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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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. 

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)

New Automotive Technology Instructor Andy Saylor

Ky. Tech-Garrard Co. ATC hires a new Automotive Technology Instructor

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.

Summer Break

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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

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

 

 

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

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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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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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

 

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!!

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!!

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.

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

 

Hyster*Welding Program*Garrard ATC

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Thanks Hyster for your donation to our welding program.

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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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

 

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