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87th District Governor's Cup Competition

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All Participants

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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.

FCCLA Week Celebration Breakfast*"Thank You" Teachers

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This week FCCLA is celebrating FCCLA week.  On Thursday, members  prepared breakfast for faculty and staff in the Foods Lab.  The breakfast was a "Thank You" for everything teachers do!

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12th Region Basketball All-Academic Team

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Congratulations to Carter Moss, Dalton Sebastian, and Trevor Jones for being named to the 12th Region Basketball All-Academic Team.

LES Student Spotlight

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Appalachian History*Mrs. Johnson*Quilt Making

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Mrs. Johnson's Appalachian History class studying and making quilts squares.  Many pieces of scrap cloth was made into a beautiful quilt by the appalachian settlers.  

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GMS Students of the Week: 02/05/18-02/09/18

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Each week teachers at GMS select students of the week. These students go above and beyond in the classroom! The winners for this week are as follows: Marylen Ortiz (Colonels), JT Parsons (Hilltoppers), Sydney Travis (Eagles), Jackson Mills (Knights), Abigail Nicodemus (Panthers), Wrigley Fryman (Racers), and Daniel Godber (Tigers). Congratulations to these amazing students!

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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GCHS National Beta Winners

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Congratulations to the following Beta Club Members who placed at state and will compete at the national conference in Savannah in June.
Agriculture l-10th Grade- 2nd Place—Garrard County High School – Dylan Driskell
Speech l  3rd Place—Garrard County High School – Emma Warren
Spanish II-12th Grade- 3rd Place—Garrard County High School—Anna Kluesener

Dalton Sebastian*Brayden Price Signs with UPike

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Congratulations!  Dalton Sebastian signed to play football for UPike.  Sebastian was a standout for the Garrard Golden Lions.  He finished out his senior year of football at GCHS, playing both offense and defense.  Sebastian also excelled in the classroom.  Standing: Coach Lamont Hocker, Coach David Hoskins, Billy Sebastian (father),  Breah Sebastian (mother), Coach Gordon Crowe, Seated:  Coach Jerry Perry and Dalton Sebastian.
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Coach Allen Holland, Jr., Stephen Price (father), Brayden Price, Michelle Price (mother)

Congratulations!  Brayden Price signed to play football for UPike.  Brayden was a standout for the Garrard Golden Lions. Brayden played tight end and kicker for the Golden Lions as a junior and senior. He will be joining fellow Golden Lion Dalton Sebastian at UPike.  

Josh Warren Signs with Union College

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Congratulations!   Josh Warren signed to play football for Union College. Warren was a standout for the Garrard Golden Lions.  He had a big year running the ball for the Golden Lions and was named to the 2017 All-Area team.  Josh excelled both on and off the field while at GCHS.  Standing: Coach Lamont Hocker, Coach David Hoskins, Tonya Warren (mother), Bill Warren (father). Front Row:  Josh Warren, Coach Jerry Perry, Coach Gorden Crowe. (Photos courtesy of Gallery 45)

Watch DOGS at CDR

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Double Watch DOG members--Mr. Hart and Mr. White.  We appreciate the watch DOGS for giving their time to help CDR students!

High Attendance Award for January

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Congratulations to Mr. Bisher's class for winning the high attendance award for January!

Cooking with Kids

 

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Mrs. Lane's Culinary Class invited young children to come to the school and prepare some special dishes with the help of her Culinary students.

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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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Watch DOGS at CDR

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Thanks to two another awesome Watch DOGS members, Mr. Travis (L) and Mr. Cocanougher (R), for spending thier day with the CDR students.  It was great having you all.

CDR Archery Team

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CDR Bobcat Archers with their medals and team trophies.  We are very proud of our archery team!

Students of the Month @ CDR

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Preschool January Students of the Month, Ashtyn Fleckinstein and Levi Noorani.

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.

Region Bowling

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Congratulations to Dillyn Twisdale, Alicia Logan, Shelby Ballew, and Alexus Hocker for placing 8th in the region for Bowling!

Congratulations to Ethan Lamb, Mason Bowman, Nathan Dailey, Sawyer Cornett and Leks Acosta for placing 10th in the region for Bowling!

Governor's Cup Winners

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Congratulations to Colin Carver (3rd Place Math) and Michael Holcomb (5th Place Social Science) for winning in the Governor's Cup Academic Competition.

LES Student Spotlight

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CDR*100th Day of School Celebration

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100th Day of School Celebration @ CDR

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Watch DOGS at CDR

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Mr. Bolin               Mr. Anderson                  Mr. Grasham

Some addidional  awsome members of our Watch DOGS community helping at CDR.  We really enjoy having the parents and grandparents helping out with our students.

CDR January Perseverance Winners

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Congratulations to the January CDR Perseverance Winners.  They were given an ice cream party with Mrs. Fitzpatrick.

GMS January Cougar Character Award Winners

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Each month every team at GMS selects a student who embodies the four core qualities of ROAR (Respect, Organization, Attitude, and Responsibility).  The winners for January 2018 are as follows: Vansh Patel (Colonels), Tavy Quisenberry (Hilltoppers), Kody Snowden (Eagles), Kody Snowden (Panthers), Emily Gettler (Knights), Connor White (Racers), and Bella Bruner (Tigers). Congratulations to these awesome students!

FCCLA Star Event Winners*Headed to State

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Congratulations!!  Emma Warren, Alex Canada, and Brynne Galloway for winning FCCLA STAR EVENTS!

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GMS Spelling Bee Winners

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Winner Kelsey Beedy, Runner-up Alexandria Carroll and 3rd Place Kady Montgomery

Congratulations to these amazing students.  Good luck in the District wide Spelling Bee!

What's Happening @ LES!?

All A's Honor Roll @ LES

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3rd Grade                                                                  4th Grade         

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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             

 

 

 

 

 

 Annual GCHS Softball 5K Resolution Run

Saturday-January 6th @ 1:00 PM
Garrard County High School

This will be a great way to start the new year and support your local softball team! I am including a registration form and we will also have forms available the day of the run. Come and register early to guarantee your 5K Tshirt! We look forward to seeing you Saturday!

Thanks in advance for your continued support!

Kelly C. Montgomery
GCHS Softball Coach
Garrard Middle School
859-792-2108

Download Flyer to Register

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Happy Holidays!

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

6th Grade Academic Showcase

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Alesys Patrick-5th Composition*Presley Applegate-2nd Composition*Brodie Calihan-1st Science-Tied 4th State 

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Vivianna Weaver-2nd Science*Eleanor Srsic-1st Language Arts-Tied 5th in State* Elise Culross-1st Arts & Humanities

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The 6th grade academic team participated in a tournament at Bate Middle.  

Whitaker Bank * $5,000 Donation

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

Thank you Whittaker Bank for the generous donation..

GCHS * Welcome * Assistant Principal * Jeremy Todd

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 Welcome Jeremy Todd, Assistant Principal

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

House Day @ LES
 

FIrst Houseday @ Lancaster Elementary for 2017-18.  

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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. 

Farmer's National Bank

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

Brynne Galloway * Ambassador * Rogers Scholars

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

Michael Anderson * Assistant Principal * GCHS

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

Welcome 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

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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.

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

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

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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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.

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Emalee Young Signs*Band*Lindsey Wilson University

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

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

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

2017 Prom Court

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

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

 

Garrard Middle 6th Grade * Safety Fair

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

Kentucky Bluegrass Award Book Winners

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

Bass Fishing Team

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

Morgan Kennedy * Washington DC Youth Tour

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

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

Engineering Students * Rube Goldberg Machine

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

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

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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

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

Colton Barker* Union College Football

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

Brynne Galloway*2017 Rogers Scholar

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

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

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

 

GCHS Bass Fishing team hosting Tournament

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

Regional Skills USA Competition

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

Archery Tournament*Garrard Middle

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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.

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HOSSA State Conference

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

GCHS Central Record Teacher of the Year

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

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

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

2017 All-Area Boys Basketball Team

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

2017 Advocate-Messenger All-Area Girls Basketball

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

Garrard County FFA

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

Mrs. Zoliner's*Introduction to Computer Science

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

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

 

2017 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

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

Dalton Smith * U. S.Navy

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

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

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Rebekah Hume signed with Midway College to play soccer and continue her education.  Rebekah played for the Golden Lions this past season.  Rebekah parents, Jeff and Kathy Hume, along with GCHS coach Erin Owens and Midway's coach Sherrill Smith were present for the signing.
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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

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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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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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Welcome to GCHS

GCHS Welcomes:

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Wayne Back, Spanish

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Adam Hardwick, Music/Band

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Pamlia Lyons, Special Ed.

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Barbara Nantz, Math

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Lauren Oliver, Spanish

 

Tax Hearing Notice

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

All-District Soccer Team

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

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

Archery*1st Place*Rebekah Keith

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

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

 

Real Elf on the Shelf

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

Youth Leadership Outing

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"Health and Human Services" is the topic for the January Leadership outing.  Students visited and toured Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

GMS Welcomes New Teachers

GMS Welcomes:

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Ramie Goldey, Science

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Felicity Ingleston, Science

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Kotey Jones, Special Ed.

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Daniel King, Math

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Mandi White, Language Arts

 

GCHS Marching Band * Laurel County

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

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GMS Archery Winners @ Somerset Christian School Archery Tournament

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Congratulations!! Logan Speake 1st middle school male, Zach Speake 3rd middle school male, JT Parsons 4th middle school male, Aiden Fathergill 5th middle school male 

At Somerset Christian School Archery Tournament 

Winter Bazaar

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Making S'mores in Science Class

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Making S'mores in Science class. Celebrating the holidays with a little holiday treat.

LES Student Spotlight

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Weaving a Web to Demonstrate Global Connections w/Junior Achievement

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Mrs. Fyfe's 5th grade classes, with the STLP classes from GCHS, demonstrating global connections.  

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Toyota * Georgetown * BCTC *Himes & Driskell Math Classes

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

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Welding Simulation
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LES Kindergarten*"Fun in the Sun"

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

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

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

GCHS Homecoming 2017

Senior Queen Homecoming Candidates

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

Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Homecoming Attendents

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

GCHS Marching Band*Casey County*1st Place

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

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

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

Archery*5th Place*Somerset

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Congratulations!! Andrew Smith 5th Place elementary male for PLES at Somerset Christian School Archery Tournament. 

LES Student Spotlight

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Gingerbread House Contest @ GMS

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Mrs. Mason hosted a Gingerbread House making contest in her Art classes at Garrard Middle School last week. The top 26 houses were judged by a panel of judges in the Garrard Middle School Library Media Center.

The winners were as follows:

Overall Winner: Amy Caldwell, Vishwa Patel, Alexa Dailey, Connor Hacker, Sarah Flynn, and Murron Karas (not pictured)
Most Delicious: Hannah Whitley and Mayson Molen
Most Festive: Paytin Dailey, Aden Fathergill, and Sarah Jennings
Most Creative: Dakota Sears, Anahi Ortiz, Sam Russell, Merrick Graham, and Dustin Payne
Smallest Structure: John Kyle
Largest Structure: Kaelyn Means and McKenzie Justice
Congratulations to all of the winners!

Ethan Ponton*3rd Team All-State Football

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Congratulations to Lion Senior Ethan Ponton.

Ethan was named to the 2017 Courier Journal Kentucky All-State Football Third Team as a defensive lineman.  Selections are made on votes.

GMS Students of the Week

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Each week teachers at GMS select students of the week. These students go above and beyond in the classroom! The winners for this week are as follows: Tate Davis (Colonels), Johnathan Denney (Hilltoppers), Brandon Anderson (Eagles), Blake Swinney (Knights), Bailee Smith.

FBLA*Intro to Business*Ethan Baker*Nationals

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

Baseball All-District Team*Brandon Pingleton

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

All-State Honorable Mention*Softball* Sam Adams

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

LES Welcomes New Teachers

LES Welcomes:

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Mary Arnold, 5th Grade

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Haley Cox, Kindergarten

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Carl-Lewis Cummins, 3rd Grade

 

GCHS Homecoming 2017

Friday:  Spirit Day

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Thursday:  Patrotic Day

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Wednesday:  Beach Day

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Bass Fishing Team 1st Place * Browning/Wagoner

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Steven Browning * Noah Wagoner

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

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

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

Cake Decorating*Nutrition and Foods*Mrs. Hooper

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

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LES Polar Express Float*1st PLACE!!

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

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GMS “What Could Go Wrong the Night Before Christmas?”

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The Garrard Middle School drama club performed “What Could Go Wrong the Night Before Christmas?” for the school on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. This witty story took us through the original “Night Before Christmas” with a few twists and turns along the way! The cast and directors did an amazing job!

William Srsic - LES Assistant Principal William Srsic
LES Student Spotlight

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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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45th District Team*Sam Adams*Maddy Day*Elle Montgomery

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Congrats to Sam Adams, Maddy Day, and Elle Montgomery for being named to the softball 45th All-District team!  Team Runner-Up.
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Ms. Elizabeth Erwin*PLE Principal

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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.

PLE Welcomes New Teachers & New Principal

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Jenny Best, 3rd Grade

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Liz Erwin, Principal

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Stephanie Gentry, Special Ed.

 

Homecoming 2017 GCHS

Tuesday:  Jersey Day

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Monday:  Camo Day

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FCCLA Leadership Meeting

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

Pinnacle Scholar Award of Excellence * Elle Montgomery

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Elle Montgomery * Mrs. Hart, Principal

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

GCHS Marching Band*4th @ State

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

Wayne County Winter Blast*Second Place*Miracle Team

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Congratulations to Morgan and Logan Miracle for finishing 2nd place at the Wayne County Winter Blast!

Food Around the World

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Ms. Lane's Culinary class studied food around the world.  They created brochures and then prepared an authentic dish from the country they researched.  Countries studied included Japan, Mexico, India, Afghanistan, Italy and more! 

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CDR Archery Tournament

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CDR Archer Tournament @ Lincoln County.  Congratulations!! CDR Bobcat archers placed third-place team elementary division in the Lincoln County Archery Tournament!!
Congratulations to Abby Fathergill for taking first place in the girls elementary division in the Lincoln County Archery Tournament!! (above)

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Congratulations to Hailey Condon (2nd place) and Addison Comley (3rd place) in the Mercer County archery tournament.

Georgetown College*Drew Delili*Baseball

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

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

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

Garrard County FFA*Silver Emblem Chapter Award*Dylan Driskell-3rd FFA Creed

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

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

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

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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Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award * Colin Carver

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

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

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

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

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Red Ribbon Week

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Monday 10/30- Hippie Day

Tuesday 10/31- Halloween Costume (full masks not permitted)

Wednesday 11/1- Dress as your favorite TV show character

Thursday 11/2- Preppy Day

Friday 11/3- Disney Day - Dress as your favorite Disney character (includes Star Wars and Marvel Superheroes, again no full masks)

GMS Students of the Week

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Each week teachers at GMS select students of the week. These students go above and beyond in the classroom! The winners for this week are as follows: Caleb Ellington (Colonels), Rylan Miller (Hilltoppers), Riley Miller (Eagles), Aislinn Ellis (Knights), Aundrea Ramirez (Panthers), Jackson Maxwell (Racers), and Nancy Perez (Tigers). Congratulations to these amazing students!

What's Happening @ LES???

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"Senior Night" Bowling

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Dillyn Twisdale*Nathan Dailey*Mason Bowman*Ethan Lamb*Sawyer Cornett

GCHS Seniors celebrated "senior night."  Senior bowling team members received a banner and were recognized with their parents

Preschool Screening

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Charity Browning signs with Lindsey Wilson College*Volleyball

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Congratulations!! Charity Browning signing to play Volleyball at Lindsey Wilson College.
Pictured above:  Scott Long, Rhonda Morris, Dennis Custard, Chris Goddard, Martina Whittaker, Charlie Owens (Athletic Director)
Front Row: Robert (Father), Charity, Bobbie (Mother) Picture:  Dickie Gilbert

Registration

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GCHS Registration                 Dress Code 2017-18

12th Grade - 8/1 from 8-11

11th Grade - 8/1 from 12-3

10th Grade - 8/2 from 8-11

 9th Grade -  8/2 from 12-3

Ag Construction * Welding * Mr. McDonald

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Hooper*Nutrition & Foods*Food Safety

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Mrs. Hooper's Nutrition & Foods Class preparing chicken stir fry and practicing food safety lessons.

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LES Grinch Day

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

ATC Carpentry Class

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

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

 

 

Congratulations to Samantha Long signed with EKU*Cheerleading

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

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

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

Back to School

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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

Supplies 7 Encore 7 Supplies 8 Encore 8

GCHS Marching Band * Madison Southern

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

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GCHS See You at the Pole

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

Youth Leadership Field Trip to Asbury Challenge Course

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

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Del Leda Johnson*Retirement

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Congratulations to Del Leda Johnson on her retirement.  Del Leda worked as Youth Services Director at GMS and GCHS.  We wish her the very best!

LES Parade Winner

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

All-Regional Band

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Five members of the GCHS Band participated in All-Regional Band at Madison Central High School in Richmond, Ky.  From left to right:  Alexus Lowery, Brittany Beedy, Reece Clough, Lauren Woolums, Anna Kluesener.

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!

Back To School Bash

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

2017 Homecoming GCHS

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Hannah Dunn crowned 2017 Homecoming Queen 

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2017 Homecoming Court

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

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

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FBLA Regional Leadership Conference

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

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Hyster*Welding Program*Garrard ATC

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Thanks Hyster for your donation to our welding program.

Lancaster Elementary Spotlight

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Board of Education Adopts 2018-2019 School Calendar

2018-2019 School Calendar

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

Back to School

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

 

Nutrition & Foods*Hooper*Appetizers

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

Archery*P.E. Class @ GMS

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Archery in P.E. class at Garrard Middle with Mrs. Clark.

Meet the Lions Night

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

 

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

 

 WHEN:  NOVEMBER 6TH, 20171

 

WHERE: GARRARD COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

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

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

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

Animal Science*Mrs. Roseberry*School Farm

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Animal Science students learning how to check cows on the school farm.

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.

Austin Willoughby & James Ward * Eagle Scout

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Congratulations to Austin Willoughby and James Ward on their Eagle Scout Court of Honor on December 9.  They are members of Lancaster Troop 180.  
Jame's Eagle Project was at the Camp Nelson Interpretive Center.  He erected a 30 foot flag pole and installed a light for illumination.  His project cost about $2000 which he was able to raise through donations.  
Austin's Eagle Project was restoring a bridge on the walking trail around the city reservoir behind the extension office.
 

Back to School

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

GCHS*Brynne Galloway*Board Recognition*Rogers Scholar

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

 

STLP teaches Internet Safety * Kindergarten

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

 

GCHS Marching Band*Advance to State Semi-Finals

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

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GCHS FFA * National FFA Convention

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

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.

The Land of OZ*Christmas Production

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  Congratulations to the PLE Music Department and Mrs. Patterson on a great performance of "The Land of Oz."
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CDR 5th Grade Authors of the Month

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5th Grade Authors of the Month.  Great Job!!
 

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)

Gear Up Trip to Centre College Fair

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

LES Fall Food Centerpiece Contest Winnter

CONGRATULATIONS TO

 Lancaster Elementary Cafeteria

Winners of our Fall Food Centerpiece Contest

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Team Miracle*3rd Place*Burgin High School Tournament

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

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.

2017 Advocate-Messenger All-Area Football Awards

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Congratulations to the following GCHS football Players:

2017 Advocate Messenger All-Area Team

Offense:  RB Josh Warren, OL Daylan Logan 

Defense:  DL Ethan Ponton

All Area Honorable Mention:  WR  Anthony Justus

GCHS Senior Elliot Montgomery Honored by Berea College

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Congratulations to Elle Montgomery for receiving the 2017 Berea College Pinnacle Scholar Award of Excellence for accomplishments in the field of Science.  The Pinnacle Scholar award program recognizes outstanding high school seniors for their work in the field of science, music, or service.  Students are nominated by a local teacher or guidance counselor, with only 40 top students in each category selected to receive the award.

C.D.R. Watch D.O.G.S.

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Our first watchdogs--Mr.Poynter with his children Brayden, Paisley and AJ. (Left)  Mr. Morris with his children, Walker and Delia. (Right)  We are going to love having our watchdogs.

GCHS * Mrs. Diana Hart * New Principal

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

Garrard County Chamber of Commerce * Students of the Year

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

Garrard Board Honored Outstanding Students @ GCHS

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

Leopards Spotlight

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LES Leader Spotlight

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Garrard Middle School*KYA Recognized at Board Meeting

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Garrard Middle School KYA Delegation of Excellence was recognized at the board meeting this month.  Congrats to a great group of students and thanks to the hard work from the sponsors Mr. Carrier, Mrs. Russell, and Mrs. VonWechmar.

Welcome Ms. Liz Erwin * PLE Principal

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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!!

2017 Day of Action

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

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Wendy's High School Heisman School Winner*Elliot Montgomery

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

 

LES Cross Country Team

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GMS KYA Delegation

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On November 30-December 2, 2017, the Garrard Middle School KYA delegation attended the KYA Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky. The delegation consisted of 42 students, four sponsors, and one chaperone. The Kentucky Youth Assembly is a 3-day experiential learning program in which students serve as part of a model state government.

Students participated in bill writing and presenting, bill ranking, voting for bills, pro/con debates, and for the first time the GMS delegation had a student run for office. Three of the four bills written and presented by the delegation were signed into law by the KYA governor.

The GMS KYA delegation won the Delegation of Excellence award, Karli Kirkpatrick was awarded the Outstanding Delegate award, and Kelsey Beedy was voted President of the Senate!

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Junior Achievement @ CDR*Mrs. Fyfe's 5th Grade

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STLP at GCHS is doing Junior Achievement Lessons with Mrs. Fyfe's 5th Graders.  The lessons are in social studies class with an emphasis on economics.  Topics covered are Free to Choose Your Work or Business, Innovation Nation, Career Quest, Get and Keep the Job, Global Connections and Business Organizations.  Activities with each lesson help reinforce the topics.

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New Assistant Principal * Lesley Lawson

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Congrats to Ms. Lesley Lawson for being selected as the new assistant principal at CDR.  Lesley has 17 years experience and was the Library Media Specialist at Camp Dick Robinson.  Prior to her seven 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. Lesley is very excited about this opportunity.

Integrated Science*Biomedical @ GCHS

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

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

GMS November Cougar Character Award Winners

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Each month every team at GMS selects a student who embodies the four core qualities of ROAR (Respect, Organization, Attitude, and Responsibility).  The winners for November 2017 are as follows: Peyton Hacker (Colonels), Hayden Elleman (Hilltoppers), Mason Reynolds (Eagles), Tanner Whitaker (Panthers), Jaylyn Gray (Knights), Sadie Hulett (Racers), and Dakota Napier (Tigers). Congratulations to these awesome students!

LES Recognized our Garrard Youth League Football players.

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GMS Students of the Week

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Each week teachers at GMS select students of the week. These students go above and beyond in the classroom! The winners for this week are as follows: Kea Conn (Colonels), Konnan Merino-Corona (Hilltoppers), Madilyn Gonzalez (Eagles), Destinei Hutchinson (not pictured) (Knights), James White (Panthers), Seth Horn (Racers), and Samantha Harris (Tigers). Congratulations to these amazing students!

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.

Summer Break

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GCHS Theater Department*Hamlet Hears A Who

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LES Recognized our Garrard Youth League Cheerleading participants.

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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.

GCHS Veterans Day Program

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

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FBLA * TItans in Nashville

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

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STLP * Junior Achievement * 2nd Grade PLE

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STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) started teaching Junior Achievement, Our Community, at Paint Lick Elementary  We will be doing a series of five lessons in the second grade about people in a community working together, workers producing goods and services to earn money for their work, business and government jobs, voting, and how money moves in a community.  Our Community is an interdisciplinary program that supports social studies and economics through reading, writing, and mathematics.

Happy Camper Awards for doing good Deeds without being asked.

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All-Region Band

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Congratulations to the following band students on being chosen for All-Region Band.  Anna Kluesener-Symphonic Band. Alexus Lowery, Lauren Woolums, Reece Clough, and Haylie Preston-Concert Band.

GMS Veterans Day 2017

 

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The GMS Veterans Day Program was held on Friday, November 10, 2017 in the GMS gymnasium. This annual event was a great success as the students, faculty, and staff of GMS paid tribute to all veterans. The GMS 8th grade choir performed “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier”. The GMS 8th grade band performed “My Old Kentucky Home”, “Taps”, and “Marches of the Armed Forces”.

Student speakers included: Kyrin Norris, Raelyn Combs, Karli Kirkpatrick, Kelsey Beedy, Alexa Dailey, Hannah Barrett, and Gwen Schneider. GMS was proud and honored to have Sergeant Brett Baierlein, a GMS alum, as our special guest speaker. Special thanks go out to Mr. Martin, Mrs. Mason, Mrs. Graham, Mr. Green, Mr. Fletcher, and all of the other students, faculty, and staff that made this day a success!     

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Scrubby Bear * Family Resource Center

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

GCHS KHSAA Cheer Competition * Runner-Up

 

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Congratulations to the GCHS Cheer Team!!  They received runner-up for the 2017 Competitive Cheer Girls Super Large Region Runner-Up Team.

Habit 3 - Put First Things First Recipients

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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 ? .

College Fair @ GCHS

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

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GCHS 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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LES Character Trait of the month INTEGRITY recipients.

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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

 

Reality Store

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The Youth Service Center sponsored a Reality Store for GMS Students.  The Reality Store is designed to help students learn basic skills in financial planning, goal setting, decision making and career planning.  This program is designed to be a learning experience for money management and motivate students to examine their future career plans and expectations. High school students, local community members, and school staff helped with the simulation.
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