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Welcome Ms. Liz Erwin * PLE Principal

Ms. Erwin is a very talented person and comes with a wealth of educational experience.  She has worked at Woodlawn Elementary School in Boyle County as an Assistant Principal and prior to that at Danville Independent Schools as Curriculum and Assessment Coach.  She spend five years with the Kentucky Association of School Coucils as an Education/Training Leader. Other experience includes 9 years as an Elementary Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator at Tolliver Elementary and two years at New Haven School.  Ms. Erwin is excited to get to know the students, staff and parents of Paint Lick Elementary School.  Welcome to Paint Lick Elementary!!

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.

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



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

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


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. 

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


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


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


Garrard Middle School Drama*Aladdin Jr


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Garrard Middle School Drama sponsored by Brandi Saylor, performed Aladdin Jr as a reward for the GMS students on April 21.



Emalee Young Signs*Band*Lindsey Wilson University


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


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

2017 Prom Court

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

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.

Kentucky Bluegrass Award Book Winners

Front Row:  $10.00 Gift Certificate winners Kendall Cloud (8th), Melanie Durham (6th) & Deanna Alberts (7th).
Back Row: $5.00 GIft Certificate Winners Sydney Travis (6th) & Michael Tuggle (8th). Absent Kady Montgomery (7th).

GMS Rogers Explorer Recipients


Rebekah Keith *  Abigail Isaacs *  Macy Abney

The Rogers Explorers program is an intensive three-day, two-night program focused on cultivating skills in leadership, technology, math, science, and community service.  It is developed, coordinated, and supervised by The Center for Rural Development in partnership with University of the Cumberlands, Lindsey Wilson College, Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, Asbury University, University of Pikeville, and The Center’s newest partner, Union College.

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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.

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


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


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


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


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!!

GMS KUNA Delegation * Recognized by Board of Education

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GMS KUNA Delegation was recognized at Thursday's board meeting.  Proud of this group. They represented GMS well.
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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!!

Alexa Slone*Tennis*Asbury University


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


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

Brynne Galloway*2017 Rogers Scholar


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


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


GCHS Bass Fishing team hosting Tournament


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

Archery Tournament*Garrard Middle


Garrard Middle hosted a successful Archery Tournament on Saturday, March 25.

Garrard Middle KUNA*Delegation of Excellence Award

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Congratulations to Garrard Middle for winnning the Delegation of Excellence Award at KUNA.


HOSSA State Conference


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

GCHS Central Record Teacher of the Year


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

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


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


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


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


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 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!

2017 GCHS Campbellsville University Teacher of the Year * Matt Chamberlain


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.

Dalton Smith * U. S.Navy


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

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)

Rebekah Hume * Midway College * Soccer


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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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

Maddy Day * 1000 Point


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

GCHS 2017 Homecoming


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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GMS * Regional Governor's Cup



Our students really represented us well in Regional Governor's Cup Competition.  The team placed 4th overall and is sending 4 individuals to the state competition.Rebekah Keith is the regional champion in Composition. Meggie Morrow placed 4th in Arts and Humanities. Connor Fitzpatrick placed 4th in Math.Abby Keith placed 5th in Math. The Future Problem Solving Team placed 3rd. The Quick Recall Team tied for 5th. And, I am proud to say that the team won the Sportsmanship Award!  Thanks to Coaches Jonathan Martin, Zach Simpson, Shannah Garner, and Hillary Vanoy. Also thanks to all who have supported this group.

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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.

GMS Spelling Bee


Winner: James Michael Tuggle     Runner-Up: Kady Montgomery

Garrard Middle School held their annual Spelling Bee on January 26, 2017.  We had participants from all ELA Classes. The Winner, James Michael Tuggle & the Runner-Up, Kady Montgomery will represent GMS at the County Wide Spelling Bee on February 10, 2017 at the GMS auditorium with a Snow Date of February 17, 2017. 

Pictured Front Row: Matthew Smith, Gabriel Adkins, Jake Hurt, Derrick Sexton, Caleb Johnson, Trevor Nicholson, Kelsey Beedy, Hannah Barrett, Alexandria Carroll, Rebekah, Heaven Dotson & Emily Howell.

Back Row: Makaylie Allen, James Michael Tuggle, Maahi PAtel, Jasmine Deubner, Kady Montgomery, Alison Stiles, Meggie Morrow, Laci Flannery, Austin Hounshell, Ashton Cheek, Claeb Slone & Brayden York.

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.

Zoe Lester * 1st Place * Poetry


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.

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.

GMS * Kentucky Youth Assembly * January Board Meeting


Mr.Andrew Pickerill recognized the GMS students that were part of the delegation that participated in the Kentucky Youth Assembly.  GMS students did an outstanding job and received many individual and group awards at the conference.  They celebrated with cake after their presentations at the board meeting.

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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Meet the Lions

GCHS recognized FFA Students and Eagle Scout Jonah Pfeifer


GCHS was honored to recognize our FFA students involved in the Farm Safety program and Jonah Pfeifer was recognized as an Eagle Scout at the November Board Meeting. 

Scrubs Day @ Garrard Vocational * Medicaid Nurses Aide


Garrard County Vocational class, Medicaid Nurses Aide, wore their scrubs on Tuesday, November 15th in preparation for clinicals at Christian Care Center. Students will start working at Christian Care in December. 

Veteran's Day Celebration * Garrard County High School


Garrard County High School held its annual Veteran's Day program on November 14th.  Mr. Kalem Grasham, Principal welcomed the students and guests.  Katherine (Smith) Pollock, Aviation Logistics Officer and GCHS Alumni, was the guest speaker.  The program opened with the Posting of Colors and concluded with Taps and Retiring of Colors.  Mr. John Wilson, Judge Executive, recognized Mr. Jacob Wix, a veteran from Garrard County, with plans to present him with a Kentucky Colonel Award.  Student council members and the GCHS band (featuring Emelee Young with Taps) participated in the program. Refreshments were served prior to the program.


Trump Wins GCHS Mock Election


In an overwhelming victory, GCHS students show their support for the Republican nominee Donald Trump. The students had a 39% voter turnout. They were able to choose from 5 candidates consisting of Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, Evan McMullin, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump. Mr. Trump received a total of 237 votes, Secretary Clinton received 37 votes, the independent Gary Johnson received a surprising 21 votes, and the independents McMullin and Stein received 8 and 6 votes respectively. We are glad to see our student body actively participating in politics and look forward to the real election on November 8th.

GCHS * Mrs. Johnson's A.P. Government * Mock Presidential Election


Mrs. Johnson's A. P. Government class at GCHS held a "Mock Presidential Election."  Students voted for the candidate of their choice while in the cafeteria during lunch.  Winner will be announced tomorrow.  Stay tuned!!


Jared Brogli won Region 6 Logo Design

Jared Brogli won the Region 6 Logo Design for the FBLA Fall Leadership Conference.

Cameron Carver * Fashion & Design Class Recognized at Board Meeting

GCHS was honored to recognize Cameron Carver for GSP and National Merit Semifinalist at our board meeting last week!

GCHS was honored to recognize Ms. Lane's Fashion & Design students at last week's board meeting!  They donated 20 blankets to 
 Central Baptist NCU.   

All-District Volleyball Team * Neek Hocker

Congrats to Neek Hocker for being selected for the All-District Volleyball Tournament Team!!

GCMB *Distinguished Rating at Bourbon County Regional Competition


Congratulations to GCMB for scoring a Distinguished rating at Bourbon County  Regional Competition.  The band received 2nd place out of 10 bands.  The band will compete in State Prelims and hopefully advance to the State Finals next Saturday Night. (Pictures and Information courtesy of Chris Woolums) Special thanks to Teresa Baker-Clough.


Red Ribbon Week * Garrard Middle * "Stay Tuned"


Garrard Middle had Adam Margullin do a "Stay Tuned" presentation to kick off Red Ribbon Week.  Adam is a seasoned police officer of over 14 years, a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor and an accomplished drummer.  This assembly was sponsored by the Youth Service Center.

Mrs. Hooper's Advanced Nutrition and Foods * Crepes with the "Egg Lady"


Mrs. Hooper's Advanced Foods class made crepes with the "Egg Lady."  Cassinda Bechanan from the Kentucky Poultry Federation demonstrated how to prepare crepes in the Advanced Foods Classes.  


Blood Drive * Garrard County High School FCCLA Club


FCCLA sponsored a blood drive which gave students and staff an opportunity to donate bloood to the Kentucky Blood Center.  Our goal was 33 pints.  The Kentucky Blood Center provides a scholarship to one student for our participation in the blood drive.  Cheryl Hooper and Emily Lane are the FCCLA Club sponsors.

Adam Argullin * 2015 Kentucky DARE Officer of the Year * GCHS Students


Adam Argullin was a guest speaker at GCHS in a school wide assembly.  Adam is a seasoned police officer of over 14 years.  He is also a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor.  Adam spoke to our student body about the drug epidemic and how to not become part of the problem.  He discussed different types of drug addictions and how they impact people.  He is also an accomplished drummer and entertained us with several selections. This assembly was sponsored by the Youth Service Center.

GCHS Marching Band Competition @ Tates Creek Commodore Classic


GCHS Marching Band came in 2nd during Prelims, Best Percussion, Best Guard in Class AA.  The GCHS band placed 5th in finals.
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All-District * Demarcus Bowman & Carson Grecco

Congrats to Demarcus Bowman and Carson Grecco for being selected for the All-District Boys Soccer Tournament Team!!

Educational Commitment

Lancaster Fire Department visits Mrs. Fielder's Science Class


Mrs. Fielder's physical science class had the pleasure of a visit with Chief Sebastian from Lancaster Fire Department. Chief Sebastian demonstrated the various uses of the electromagnetic spectrum within his department. Students investigated infrared imaging cameras, night vision cameras, and ultraviolet flashlights.


Internet Safety Lessons-PLE Kindergarten

STLP visited Miss Oliver's and Mrs. Powell's Kindergarten classes to talk about internet safety.  Topics covered: Personal Safety, Cyber Commuity, Purpose of the Internet, Unsave Behavior, Bullying and Ask a Trusted Adult for Help.

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Board Recognition - GCHS Students

GCHS was honored to recognize McKenna Newman, Mary Katherine Oberman, Hannah Keith and Alex Montgomery at Thursday's board meeting.  McKenna attended Governor's School for the Arts at Centre College; Mary Katherine Oberman attended Morehead State University and Hannah Keith attended Murray State University for the Governor's Scholar. (Not pictured:  Cameron Carver attended Northern University for Governor's Scholar.)

Alex Montgomery was recognized for his accomplishments in aviation.  Alex is a pilot and a drone instructor.

Alex Montgomery demonstrates Drone to STLP

Alex Montgomery, pilot and senior at GCHS, demonstrated flying a Drone to some of the STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) students.
Alex is a licensed pilot and a Drone instructor.


First Day for Students

First FULL Day of School for Students

 Wednesday,  August 10

Corey Keith-Interim Superintendent *** Amber Minor-Director of Finance

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Interim Superintendent

Amber Minor
Director of FInance
All-District Tournament Team * Caity Grimes * Rebekah Hume

Congrats to Caity Grimes and Rebekah Hume for being selected for the All-District Tournament Team!

Veteran's Day Celebration @ Garrard Middle

Garrard County Middle School held its annual Veteran's Day program on November 11th.  Jimmie Arnold and Jacob Wix were the guest speakers.  Many veterans attended the program.  Middle school students, choir and band participated in the program.

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.

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

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

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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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

Welcome!! GCHSNew Teachers
Melony Martinez
Michelle Hopkins
Denise Thomas
Credit Recovery
Jimmy Anderson
Career/Cr. Recovery
Tisha Weaver
Sam Whitehead


Gear Up * Harvard *Charity Browning & Jordan Griffin

Charity Browning and Jordan Griffin traveled to Cambridge to tour Harvard University as a Gear Up leader from GCHS.  Harvard is considered one of the top schools in the nation.  

Veterans Day Celebration @ Garrard Middle (continued)


Kentucky YMCA Youth Association*Delegation of Excellence


Garrard Middle School students were given a Delegation of Excellence Award at the 2016 Kentucky Youth Assembly.  Two groups had their bills passed into law.  Kim Cecil, Nathan Carrier, Greg Hammond, and Rachel Russell were the faculty sponsoring the GMSKYA group.
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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!!

Beta Convention Winner


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

Lexington Legends Bookmark Contest *Winner Aubree McIntosh

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GMS student Aubree McIntosh won the Lexington Legends Bookmark contest.

Tennis Doubles*Going to State

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

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


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. 

Back to School


GMS:  Each day will be from 5:30-6:30.

6th Grade:  Monday, July 31st

7th Grade:  Tuesday, August 1st

8th Grade:  Wednesday, August 2nd

Dress Code-2017  Supplies 6 Encore 6

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Welcome!! GCHS New Teachers ! (continued)
Hubert Schroer

Taylor Akin

Annual Bradley Roy High School Open * GCHS Winners

Garrard County High School students Devin White (1st Place) and the team Morgan and Logan Miracle (Runner-Up) are winners in the Annual Bradley Roy High School Open. This event is fast becoming "The Tournament" in the state for high school bass fishing.
We are also proud of our own Bradley Roy who is a professional bass fisherman and has just recently qualified for the "Super Bowl" of bass fishing.

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.



Peter Pan @ PLE

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Paint Lick Elementary presented three excellent performances of Christmas in Neverland!!  Students, teachers, parents and staff all worked very hard to make this a wonderful performance.  

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!! 

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!


Toyota * Georgetown * BCTC *Himes & Driskell Math Classes


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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LES Kindergarten*"Fun in the Sun"

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


YCC Students Nathan Carrier *Steve Morgeson*Alabama Advanced Space Camp


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

Back To School Bash


CDR: Back to School Bash * August 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m
Pre K Supply List   Student Supply List

Welcome!! GMS New Teachers!
Ashley Forlines Brandi Burchfield Katlin Gray Ron Denson
Tim Snyder Boone Goldsmith Mandy Profitt Whitney Mason


GCHS * Relay for Life * A Tribute to Mary Lindsay

GCHS Students and Staff

This past summer a fellow teacher at Garrard County High School, Mary Lindsay, lost her battle to brain cancer. This simple gray shirt represents brain cancer and it shows how we honored her and all that she did for GCHS students and faculty.  Over $1,400 was raised and will be donated in her name on the night of Garrard Relay for Life.

PLE Staff

Garrard Middle Boys Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts for Boys Basketball are Oct. 18th and 19th. 

Times are:

8th gr 3:30

7th gr. 4:30

6th gr. 5:30

You must have a current sports physical in order to try out.

GMS Archery Team

GMS Archery Team

Peter Pan @ PLE (Continued)

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GC Board of Education


Congrats to Larry Woods, Harold Best, and Jerry Browning for being sworn in as members of GC Board of Education!
Judge Bill Oliver officiated. 


4-H Students Attend Inaguration


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.

2017 Womanless Beauty Pageant Winners

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1st Place:  Garrison Montgomery
Runner-Up: Derek Milburn
Miss Congeniality:  Dustin Butner

FBLA*Intro to Business*Ethan Baker*Nationals


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.

Baseball All-District Team*Brandon Pingleton


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

All-State Honorable Mention*Softball* Sam Adams


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

Back to School


PLE:  Registration-August 3, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
2017-18 Supply List


Welcome!! GMS New Teachers ! (continued)
Jess Oakles


GCHS See You at the Pole

Garrard County High School students participated in See You at the Pole Wednesday, September 28th.  Mr. Michael Anderson, FCA advisor, sponsored the event with a devotion and prayer.
What is See You at the Pole, or SYATP? See You at the Pole is a completely student led event in which students meet at their school’s flagpole before school on the fourth Wednesday of every September to pray for your school, the students, teachers, government, and our nation.

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.


Garrard County High School NHS Chapter inducted their new members at their monthly meeting on November 2, 2016.  NHS requires students to have a 3.75 grade point average to join.  The National Honor Society is an American organization with chapters in high schools in all 50 states, several U.S. territories, and Canada. The NHS allows high school students with a dedication to the society's core values - scholarship, leadership, service, and character - to receive recognition, participate in volunteer activities, apply for college scholarships, and more.

Ugly Sweater Contest @ GCHS

GCHS had an ugly sweater contest sponsored by STLP Newsteam.  Stay tuned--the winner will be announced on Friday.

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.

Youth Leadership * A Day in Frankfort

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.

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


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.

Ms. Elizabeth Erwin*PLE Principal


Ms. Erwin is a very talented person and comes with a wealth of educational experience.  She is currently the Assistant Principal at Woodlawn Elementary School in Boyle County.  Prior to her three years in that role, she was Curriculum and Assessment Coach for Danville Independent Schools.  She also spent five years with the Kentucky Association of School Councils as an Education/Training Leader.  Other experience includes nine years as an Elementary Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator at Edna L. Tolliver School and two years as a teacher at the New Haven School.  Ms. Erwin states, "I am so excited to get to know the students, staff and parents of Paint Lick Elementary School.  I look forward to partnering with the community as we continue the tradition of excellence that has been established in this great school."  Corey Keith, Superintendent of Garrard County Schools, said the following, "We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Erwin to our school family.  She was selected from a very talented group of applicants.  I think the SBDM Council for all of their hard work during the process." Ms. Erwin will assume her duties on July 1.

Back to School


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

Kia Lamb - GMS Asst. Principal

 I am a lifelong resident of Garrard County and proud graduate of the Garrard County School Systems. I received both my Bachelors Degree in Middle Grades Education and Masters Degree in Instruction Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University. During my tenure as a classroom teacher I worked for two years at Science Hill Independent Schools and the past five years at Garrard Middle School. I am very excited to take on a new role at GMS and for the opportunities it will provide for me to have a  positive impact on the students of Garrard County Schools.

2016 Homecoming Candidates


Shelby Kyle, Darbi Clark, Maddy Day, Rebekah Hume, Alexa Slone, Ally Johnson

2016 Homecoming Queen-Maddy Day

Congrats Maddy Day 2016 Homecoming Queen

2016 Homecoming Court

Emily Lane's Fashion and Interior Design Class donates blankets to Central Baptist NICU

Mrs. Lane's Fashion and Interior Design Class donated 20 blankets to the Central Baptist NICU.  This was a very rewarding experience for Mrs. Lane and her students.

Lady Lions * Third Annual * Resolution Run
GCHS Marching Band * 3rd Place State

The GCHS Marching Band finished in 3rd place at state! So proud of how our Band represents GC!! The  Garrard County Band is pictured on the field as one of the 20 best bands in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  They gave a fantastic performance and we couldn't be more proud! (Thanks Teresa Baker-Clough and Chris Woolums for pictures and information from marching season.)

Camp Dick Robinson Winter program

Camp Dick Robinson will live stream ther 1 PM performance 21/14/16

Click Here to watch

Ugly Sweater (Continuted)


GCHS Students attend Beta Convention


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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GMS * Junior Beta Convention * GOLD Key


Congratulations to the GMS Beta Club for winning the GOLD key award at the Beta State Convention.

Georgetown College*Drew Delili*Baseball


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. 

Sawyer Cornett*2016-17 USA Fencing All-American 2nd Team


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

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.


Welcome Ms. Liz Erwin * PLE Principal


Ms. Erwin is a very talented person and comes with a wealth of educational experience.  She has worked at Woodlawn Elementary School in Boyle County as an Assistant Principal and prior to that at Danville Independent Schools as Curriculum and Assessment Coach.  She spend five years with the Kentucky Association of School Coucils as an Education/Training Leader. Other experience includes 9 years as an Elementary Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator at Tolliver Elementary and two years at New Haven School.  Ms. Erwin is excited to get to know the students, staff and parents of Paint Lick Elementary School.  Welcome to Paint Lick Elementary!!

Welcome!! CDR New Teachers!

Scott McCoy
5th Grade

Janice Johnson
4th Grade


2016 Homecoming Attendants

Chloe Zeznanski, Freshman * Anna Leigh Wilson, Sophomore * Hannah Dunn, Junior 

Farm-City Banquet Female & Male Student of the Year

Mary Katherine Oberman and John Cameron Carver were recognized at the Farm-City Banquet as the Outstanding Female and Male Student of the Year.  This annual event is sponsored by the Garrard County Chamber of Commerce.

Kristen Chandler Long * Kentucky Art Teachers Exhibit


Congratulations GCHS Art Teacher Kristin Long for being selected as 1 of 17 Kentucky Art teachers to exhibit at this years State Art Conference.  The Art will be on exhibit all month at Gallery on Main in Richmond;.KY.  Mixed media piece is titled Life Cycle of a Death Moth.

Jason Roop * GMS Guest Speaker from Campbellsville University

GMS had a guest speaker, Jason Roop from Campbellsville University.  Jason Spoke to students about the fight against drugs.  GMS celebrated Red Ribbon Week which is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. It is celebrated in October every year.


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.

GMS Academic Team * Overall Runner Up * Sportsmanship Award


GMS Academic Team won overall runner up in the district and runner up in quick recall!  For the third year in a row, GMS won the sportsmanship award.

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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Preschool Screening


Charity Browning signs with Lindsey Wilson College*Volleyball


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)
Front Row: Robert (Father), Charity, Bobbie (Mother) Picture:  Dickie Gilbert

New Assistant Principal * Lesley Lawson

Congrats to Ms. Lesley Lawson for being selected as the new assistant principal at CDR.  Lesley has 16 years experience and was the Library Media Specialist at Camp Dick Robinson.  Prior to her six years at CDR as Librarian, she was librarian at Warner Elementary in Jessamine County and taught Kindergarten and 4th and 5th grade Science at Harlow Elementary in Mercer County. 

Welcome!! LES New Teachers!
Angela Chambers
Sarah Ison

Sarah Porter
5th Grade

Hannah Davis

  Kathy Clark  



Cameron Carver * National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist!

Congrats to Cameron Carver for being named as a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist!!

PLE Kindergarten Searching for Shapes with STLP

STLP visited the Kindergarten classes at PLE with a shapes lesson.  Students took digital pictures of shapes they discovered throughout the building and reviewed them for reinforcement.





GCHS Marching Band


GCHS Marching Band won thier class, class percussion, class color guard and Reserve Grand Champion at the competition in Corbin Saturday.  Thank you Teresa Baker-Clough. 
 (Photos:  Courtesy of Chris Woolums)




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


Community Service*7th Grade Eagles*Garrard Middle*Mrs. Sarah Edgington

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Mrs. Sarah Edgington's 7th grade Eagles Team at Garrard Middle School joined the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency's Silver Bells Project. Students brought Christmas gifts and cards to each resident at the Christian Care Center. 

GMS Dance Team * 1st Place Jazz


Congrats to the GMS dance team who won 1st place in the small Jazz division at the Commonwealth Athletic Conference!

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

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)

Summer Break


East/West Junior All-Star Softball Team*Elle Montgomery


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

Welcome!! PLE New Teachers!
Jared Prewitt
Rose Hay
3rd Grade
Geri Brumfield
1st Grade
Gail Hogue
  Paula Warren


GCHS Band * "The Pact"



The GCHS Band traveled to Bourbon County for the debut of "The Pact."  Performing Ruination, Revelation, Redemption, the GCHS band took second place in the prelimentary competition qualifying to compete in the finals.  Storms halted the competition.  (Thank you Teresa Baker-Clough)


Photography credits:  Chris Woolums


GCHS Farm Safety Assembly * FFA * Kentucky Department of Agriculture

      Dale Dobson                      Rebecca Johnson * Miss Kentucky

GCHS had a Farm Safety Assembly on Tuesday sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  A simulated accident demonstrated the importance of safety and how first responders performed after a 911 call. Dale Dobson, Head of Ag Education, Farm Safety & Farmland Preservation, was master of ceremonies with special guest Miss Kentucky.



Bass Fishing Team

Devin White finished 1st and Logan & Morgan Miracle finsihed 2nd at the Bradley Roy High School Open.  All three qualified for Nationals!

Red Ribbon Week * GCHS

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States.

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.


Maddy Day * Lady Lions 1000 Point Club


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

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!

KHEAA Family Event-Getting IN


KHEAA Family Event – financial aid information, “Getting In” Presentation, KEES money discussed and scholarship information presented.

Clifford the Big Red Dog Visits PLE



Clifford the BIg Red Dog visits PLE.  Mr. Larry Sparks entertained the students with a Clifford story and a cool treat.

GMS Character Award Winners

Congratulations to first Cougar Character Award winners of the year!!!

GCHS * 2016 Distinguished High School

Internet Safety @ CDR 3rd Grade

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STLP teaches internet safety @ CDR 3rd grade.  Topics covered werer bullying, computer viruses, and internet netiquette.

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

Senior Parents

PLE Top Ten Accelerated Readers

PLE Accelerated Reader Top 10!!

GC Marching Band @ Madison Southern

Garrard County Marching Band at Madison Southern. Best Percussion and 2nd in 2A and 5th overall.  Good Job!! (Courtesy of Teresa Baker-Clough) Photos courtesy of Chris Woolums


Holiday Hustle-5K Color Fun Run


GMS Cheer Winners


Garrard Middle cheerleaders - winners of the 2016 KAPOS 12th region cheer competition!

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. 

Cameron Carver * National Merit Scholarship Finalist


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.

Deputy Amon and Mr. Kalem Grasham * Hooper's Relationships Class


Mr. Grasham, Principal and Deputy Amon were guest speakers in Mrs. Hooper's Relationship Class.  They discussed conflict and conflict resolution.

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

Sophia McWilliams books.

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

November 9, 2016

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

GMS Academic Competition


The Garrard Middle School Academic Team was in action for the 6th grade showcase today. They competed against Boyle County, Bate, Lebanon and Lincoln County Middle Schools.  They represented the school and county very well.  Here are the results:
Overall, Garrard placed 2nd with a really strong showing.
The Quick Recall team lost a close one, Boyle 27, Garrard 23 to begin their day.  They followed that up with 3 convincing wins: Garrard 31, Bate 10 * Garrard 27, Lincoln 11 * Garrard 25, Boyle 17
That set up one final match to determine the winner.  They were down 14-4 at the half, but fought hard in the second half. They came up just a little short: Boyle 20, Garrard 19.
Our students did very well in the written assessments.We had 3 students place in Social Studies: Sawyer Putnam was 1st, Ben Trimble was 3rd, and Caleb Slone was 4th. We had the following students place in English/Language Arts: Jake Hurt took 2nd and Abby Keith was 6th.  In Math, Abby Keith was 2nd and Andrew Hardwick was 4th. In Science , we had 3 students place, Caleb Slone was 2nd, Sawyer Putnam was 3rd, and Savannah Gray was 4th. In Arts and Humanities, Casey Morgan placed 2nd. I am so proud of our students and coaches! (Courtesy of Corey Keith)


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.

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.  

"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.

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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PLE * District Governor's Cup


Congratulations to the PLE Academic Team for winning the District Governor's Cup competition.  They took 1st place in Math, Language Arts, Arts & Humanities, and Social Studies, 2nd place in composition, 3rd and 4th place in Social Studie and Science.  They placed 2nd place in Quick Recall and 2nd Place in Future Problem Solving. 

Reality Store



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

GCHS Students Visit Asbury College * Gear UP


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.”)

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!!

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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.


All Area Football

Jacob Foley   Ethan Ponton   Colton Barker   Anthony Justus

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


CDR * DIstrict Governor's Cup


Proud of CDR academic team and how well they represented CDR.  Great kids who always have a smile, do their best, and support one another.  A big thank you to our parents and teachers who helped make Governor's Cup District a success.

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!

"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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GCHS Cheer Team


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

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.

Garrard Middle & Schools To Watch


Several Garrard Middle teachers and staff were recognized for Schools to Watch designation at the February board meeting.

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.


Culinary * Mrs. Lane's Class * Lunch

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Mrs. Lane's Culinary Class preparing and serving lunch.
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Sis Logan * Maddy Day * Sam Adams* Lady Lions 1000 points

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Three Lady Lions were recognized for 1000 points.

Blood Drive @ Garrard Area Technology Center

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Garrard Area Technical Center HOSSA sponsored a Blood Drive on Friday, December 2.  Many Students and Staff participated. A total of 22 units of blood was donated.

Blood Drive

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