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ATTN: Barren County High Students

Due to the One Call system being down for maintenance please refer to the Read More below for specific information about the following items:

New Head Basketball coach being announced
Volleyball Tryoute
Boy's & Girl's Golf Tryouts
Girl's Soccer Tryouts


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Attention Class of 2015

Senior pictures for the yearbook will be taken by Wilderness Studios July 15th, 16th, and 17th in the high school cafeteria.  Click Read More for specific details.  Due to maintenance on the system no One Call can be made.  Please spread the word.


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A Retirement Celebration Honoring Steve Russell

Please join us for a reception honoring Steve Russell, Director of Facilities and Maintenance, for Barren County Board of Education on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.at the Barren County High School JROTC Facility. 


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Cancellations

Softball
Saturday (5/10/14) BCHS Softball vs. Caverna @ BC has been cancelled.


BURGUNDY & GOLD DAY IN BARREN COUNTY - FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out to Barren County High School to cheer on the three time consecutive 15th District boys basketball champions Friday night, March 7th, as BCHS hosts the 4th Region Boys Basketball Tournament. 


Please wear your BURGUNDY GOLD 
in support of your Barren County Trojans as they compete in the Regional Basketball Tournament.  


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District Basketball Schedule

Boys district basketball game Wednesday 2/26/14.  BCHS vs Allen Co. @ Glasgow High School starting at 7:00.

 


National Girls & Women in Sports Day Youth Event

Saturday, February 15 @ Diddle Arena click the "read more" tab for full details.


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Schools CLOSED Monday

Please note the news ticker at top of the web page.  All school closings and cancellations will be posted at the top in the future.  


Basketball Games CANCELLED

The BCHS Boys & Girls Basketball games scheduled for Thursday, February 6th with Metcalfe Co. have been CANCELLED.


Barren County Schools CLOSED Thursday, Feb. 6
21st Century Activities Canceled

21st Century activities for all elementary schools will be canceled this afternoon(No Buses); however, Daycare will remain open as scheduled.  

 

 


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BCHS Girls JV Basketball tonight- RESCHEDULED

The BCHS Girls JV basketball game against Glasgow scheduled for tonight, 1/23/14, has been rescheduled to a later date.


The Process for Winter Weather Decisions

A message from Superintendent Bo Matthews.


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Barren County Schools Closed Tuesday, January 21

BCHS Basketball games are cancelled due to ice in the parking lots.  An announcement will be made tomorrow regarding homecoming and activities.


BCHS Basketball games still ON

The BCHS vs Monroe Co games tonight at Monroe County will still be played at the regular time.  Join us tonight to support the Trojans & Trojanettes.


Schools CLOSED

Barren County Schools will be CLOSED Friday, January 17 due to numerous instances of black ice in the county.


Basketball Games Cancelled

The BCHS Boys Freshman & JV games at Bowling Green for tonight have been cancelled.


Extracurricular Activities

12/10/13- BCHS activities:  Wrestling match @ BCHS has been cancelled.

12/10/13- BCHS Varsity Boys & Girls Games @ Allen County will be played as scheduled. 


Extracurricular Events

Saturday morning- Freshman Tournament @ South Warren- CANCELLED
Saturday morning- Girls JV game with Bowling Green @ Home- CANCELLED
Saturday- Wrestling matches in Owensboro- CANCELLED
Saturday- 6th grade Academic Team Showcase @ Temple Hill- Will Occur
Saturday night- Varsity games @ Russellville- Will be played but will start at 4 PM instead of 5 PM.

If there are other school event cancellations that you would like posted please email: Jeanelle McGuire, Valerie Stokes, or Melissa Moss.

 


No School Today

Due to the impending bad weather Barren Schools will be closed today.


Christmas Open House

Please join us for the Barren County Board of Education Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 7th, 2013 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. 
Prior to the Christmas Parade
Cookies, hot chocolate and hot cider will be served. 


Be Thankful Today & Everyday
WKU Chinese Learning Center Visit Barren County High school would like to invite the community out to our campus on Wednesday, November 13 from 10am to 4pm to tour Western Kentucky University's Chinese Learning Center on wheels.
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All Clear at Austin Tracy- After Non Specific Threat
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WEATHER RELATED CLOSINGS & INFORMATION Thursday October 31, 2013 - Due to potential severe weather this afternoon all after school activities such as 21st Century are cancelled. Day Care/After School care will still occur. Individual school activities such as ball practice, that don't involve bus transportation, will be at the discretion of the building principal and coach/sponsor.
October Is National Audiology Awareness Month & National Protect Your Hearing Month
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BCHS Band Continues Winning Tradition BCHS Marching Band received 1st place in Class AAA and the distinction of Reserve Grand Champion in the Music City Invitational in Nashville, TN.
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Kentucky Safe Schools Week
National Safe Schools Week
Trojan Boys Soccer 2013 District 15th Champion Trojans' 4 goals and Scotties' 2 goals - Barren wins the 15th District Soccer Tournament!
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Fall Break for all Barren County Schools 

October 7th - 11th

Classes resume on Monday, Oct 14th

2013-2014 District School Calendar Changes

Due to scheduling conflicts with the Galt House, Jr Beta is now scheduled for February 20th and 21st, 2014. Our school calendar has been revised to reflect this change. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please mark your calendars to show school IN SESSION on February 27th and 28th, 2014 and NOT IN SESSION on February 20th and 21st, 2014.


Hiseville Elementary Power Outage <p >This is just a message to you concerning the electricity outage at Hiseville Elementary School earlier today.</p > <p >Electricity has been restored to the school and all services are running properly as of 1:00 pm.</p > <p >&nbsp;</p >
Labor Day Weekend

We hope everyone has a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend.. Schools will be CLOSED on Monday.


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UPDATE: SCHOOLS ON LOCKDOWN

UPDATE

We have been notified by law enforcement that the potentially threatening situation has been resolved.  

Our schools are no longer on lockdown and will resume the normal schedule. 

Previously posted:

Barren County Schools were made aware through local law enforcement of a potentially  threatening situation.  As a result, Barren County High School, Trojan Academy and Barren County Middle School, Vocational School and the College Street Campus have been placed on lockdown.  Law enforcement is on the Trojan campus as a precautionary measure.  All other schools have been alerted to the situation.

In addition, law enforcement officials are currently investigating the potential threat.


Celebrating National School Lunch Week
High Attendance Day for Barren County Schools

Wednesday September 18, 2013 is high attendance day for Barren County Schools.  Let's strive for 100%!


Schools Closed Tuesday All Barren County Schools will be closed Tuesday, November 5th.  For additional calendar information for the Barren County Schools, please visit our calendar page - here
Barren County High School Drama Club

PresentsPhantom of the Opera March 14-16, 2014. Tickets are now on sale!  School day performances are available. .


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Eastern Elementary is a Finalist for Poppy's Field Trip


Help us recognize Eastern by Voting for Poppy's Field Trip!!!  Poppy is a mascot for Flora Templeton Stewart that visits chosen schools to recognize them for their hard work and dedication! Eastern Elementary has been chosen as a finalist for this week’s Poppy’s Field Trip!  Vote by clicking here.  Voting ends Monday, April 14th.  Thanks for you help!!!!


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BARREN SCHOOLS CLOSED

Barrren County Schools are CLOSED today due to ice in several parts of the county.

 

STLP Showcase is also cancelled for Barren Students and further details will be sent to coordinators as it becomes available.


Barren County Schools CLOSED Wednesday January 22.

Several roads in the southern part of the county are very dangerous.  See pictures in the article to understand the decision to cancel school. 


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Saturday Basketball CANCELLATIONS

The BCHS girls basketball game at Edmonson Co. is CANCELLED for Saturday, Jan 25.

The BCHS boys freshman tournament at Barren Co. is CANCELLED for Saturday, Jan 25.


Schools CLOSED Monday, February 3
Barren County Schools and Western Kentucky University to Sign Arts Capstone Agreement

On February 18, 2014, Barren County Schools Superintendent Bo Matthews and President Dr. Gary Ransdell will host a Capstone Signing ceremony to initiate a Fine Arts Capstone Agreement between Barren County High School and Western Kentucky University.  This agreement establishes a partnership and commitment between each educational institution to provide three fine arts pathways of study, including musical, visual, and performing arts.  Students within the Capstone Program can earn a minimum of nine college credit hours through dual credit and advance placement coursework.  At the signing, Barren County High School students will showcase talents in each of the program areas.


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Cancellations for Wednesday

Wednesday 4/30 - Baseball game vs Metcalfe is CANCELLED for today.
Softball at Allen Co., is still on.

Tuesday 4/29--Baseball game @ Allen County has been cancelled for today.  There will be no make up of this game.  The game at BCHS on May 6th will determine the District  Seed.
Softball game cancelled today and will be rescheduled for Friday.  The Softball game that was scheduled for 4/28 has been rescheduled for Wed. 4/30 @ 5pm at Allen Co.

The Track meet has been cancelled and rescheduled for Monday, May 5th.

 


Graduation Dates


Spring Orchestra Concert

 

Join us on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 6 PM at the BCHS Auditorium for the Spring Orchestra Concert. 
Admission will be $5.


10th annual B.C. Bash

Come join us as the Barren County Percussion Ensemble presents its 10th annual B.C. Bash at 6:00 PM on Thursday May 22nd in the BCHS Auditorium.  Admission is $5.00, children 6 and under along with Barren County Students are free.


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2014/2015 Open Enrollment


OPENING DAY FOR STAFF IS AUGUST 5

Barren County Schools employees will gather once again at the Plaza Theater for Opening Day festivities on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 8:00 a.m.  Please wear either burgundy or gold. Celebrate new beginnings and welcome each other back to begin a new school year!   WE ARE BC!


Beta Update - Latest news from Richmond, Virginia

Hiseville Elementary Jr. Beta Club places 3rd in Banner competition and 3rd in Spotlight on on Club at National Beta Convention.  Way to go Cardinals!

Austin-Tracy Jr. Beta Club placed in the Top 5 at the National Convention in Richmond, VA.  The club performs Monday for one final round of judging.  Good luck Eagles!

(more Beta news will be posted as we are notified)


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Fall Sports Schedules

Barren County High School fall sports schedules will not be available in the small pocket format as in the past instead we are making online versions available that you are welcome to print.

 

Small Printable Version of ALL the fall sports.
Large Printable Version of ALL the fall sports (print only the pages you need)


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District Softball & Baseball Tournaments

15th District Baseball & Softball Tournaments
Hosted by: Barren County - May 19th- May 22nd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Softball-  Trojanette Field
Game 1- May 19th 5:30 pm -- Allen vs Monroe    Winner: Allen
Game 2- May 19th 7:30 pm --Glasgow vs Barren  Winner: Glasgow
Championship- May 20th 5:30 pm  Allen vs Glasgow  Winner: Allen
Baseball- Trojan Field
Game 1- May 19th 6:00 pm --Glasgow vs Monroe  Winner:  Glasgow
Game 2- May 20th 6:00 pm --Allen vs Barren  Winner: Barren
Championship- May 22nd 6:00 pm  Glasgow vs Barren
 

Click here for Softball Bracket   Baseball Bracket

 


Free Sports Physicals for BC Students

Saturday July 12, 2014 from 9am- 11am at the JROTC building we will be offering FREE sports physicals for Barren County Students. Download the KHSAA sports physical form and complete the portion for parents and bring the form with you.


BCHS Graduation May 30, 2014

The last two days  of school for students will be FULL Days.
(May 28th & 29th)

Baccalaureate will be May 25th at 3 pm.
Graduation will be May 30th at 7:30 pm
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Barren County Schools Preschool/Kindergarten Open Enrollment


BCHS Varsity Basketball Game Cancelled

The BCHS Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball game for 1/7/14 against Bowling Green has been cancelled due to icy sidewalks and parking lots at BCHS.


STLP Information

Barren County Students will NOT attend STLP Showcase at WKU today. We are working out alternate plans at this time and will send to all school as soon as possible.  


Annual Nutrition Services Report and Survey

                Barren County Schools Nutrition Services Department is pleased to announce the Annual Nutrition Services Report and Survey to be held on January 9, 2013 at Barren County Board of Education at 4:30pm.  


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BCHS Boys & Girls JV Basketball Games Rescheduled

Tonight's (January 2, 2014) girls and boys JV games with Glasgow will be rescheduled for a later date.  


Schools CLOSED Wednesday

Barren County Schools will be CLOSED Wednesday, January 8 due to ice on secondary roads.


Children's Day Celebration You're invited to attend the annual Children's Day Celebration, Wednesday, November 20th from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Plaza Theatre in Glasgow, KY.  Children from Barren County Schools, Glasgow Schools, and Caverna Elementary School will be providing a musical program for everyone's enjoyment.
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GOLD RUSH shirts on sale NOW!!

It's that time of year again, time for the BARREN COUNTY GOLD RUSH which is Tuesday, December 17th!!  Only 100 shirts available so get your order in now!!!! Shirts are $10 and we have all sizes from youth to adult. 
 Deadline to order is Friday, December 13

 

Be sure to order yours today by e-mailing jackie.nuckols@barren.kyschools.us or calling Jackie at 651-6315.


POWER OUTAGE AT AUSTIN TRACY ELEMENTARY
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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

A message to all of our teachers from Superintendent Matthews...


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Barren County Schools will be Participating in the Great American Shake Out
Earthquakes can happen at any time and can have disastrous and far-reaching effects.  The 2013 Great Central U.S. Shakeout on October 17, 2013, provides a timely and relevant opportunity for us all to put this reminder into practice by exercising what to do when an earthquake strikes. 

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BCHS YEARBOOK IS AWARD WINNER!

Barren County High School Yearbook has been awarded the Josten's National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award. 


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BCHS Cheerleaders Hosted Cheerleading Clinic

The Barren County High School Cheerleaders hosted a cheerleading clinic for children in Grades Pre-K-8 on August 24th. 


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Barren County Schools Nutrition Services Organizes a Salute to School Lunch National School Lunch Week Aims to Get Kids Excited About Health Choices. 

 
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College Street December Graduation

On December 20th, Dan Belding, Director of the College Street Campus announced that Leslie Herring, Tristan Wells, and Kayla Smith all met the requirements to receive their high school diplomas.  Belding stated, "All three students have overcome many challenges and obstacles in their life to reach this milestone in their educational career.  I believe that all three have the potential to be successful and productive citizens."

Left to Right:  Leslie D. Herring, Tristan T. Wells, & Kayla N. Smith


BCHS Wrestling match cancelled for Tues

The BCHS wrestling match scheduled for Tuesday night has been CANCELED.


BCHS Student Art Exhibit

The public is invited to join us Monday, May 5th
4-6pm in the BCHS Auditorium
Click the "See More" link to view examples of student work.

 


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Barren County Transportation Releases 2014-15 Bus Routes


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National Jr Beta Results

Congratulationsto all of the students competing this week in the National Jr Beta Competition..

Austin Tracy - 5th place Songfest
BCMS - Emily Jones 1st place Poetry
BCMS - Hadleigh Hammer 5th in Campaign speech.
Hiseville - 3rd place Banner
Hiseville - 3rd place in Spotlight on Club


Warren Cunningham Selected to Lead Barren County Trojan Academy

Warren Cunningham, Assistant Principal for Barren County High School, has been selected to serve as Principal for the Barren County Trojan Academy which is the 9th grade center for incoming freshman students.  Mr. Cunningham replaces Amy Allen who took a new position earlier this summer. 


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Glow for a Goal 5K Race

Glow for a Goal 5 K Race

When: Saturday, July 26th
Kids race at 7:00 pm
5K Race/Walk starts at 8:00 pm

Register online at our Facebook Page: Barren County Soccer

Or Contact Kristie Smith at (270) 670-4812 or Beth Cash at (270) 261-1040

Or register on the 26 at the BCHS Track/Football Field



BCHS BAND MEMBER NAMED TO ALL STATE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

Congratulations to John McGhee on being a member of the inaugural KMEA ALL-STATE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE!


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Board of Education Amends Calendar for Make-up Days

At the January 9, 2014, monthly meeting of the Barren County Board of Education, the 2013-14 school calendar was AMENDED in order to reflect changes for the recent cancellations due to weather.  School is now in session Feb 20 & 21.  Please visit the calendar page for additional information - click here


Committed to Swimming Excellence

BCHS swimming team set a new school record.  We wish them continued luck in the Regionals on February 14th. Read more to understand the commitment behind the excellence.

 

 

 


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College Street Campus Students Give Back to the Community

The College Street Campus Student Council discussed various ways for the school to become more involved in our community. We agreed to donate items to less fortunate patients at a local nursing home for Christmas. The student's giving resulted in a large amount of donations. 


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Funeral Arrangements for Former Barren County Schools Employees Charles & Frances Galloway
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Barren Co District and School Comprehensive Improvement Plans

The draft CSIP and CDIP plans are on posted for public review - click here for more information


INFINITE CAMPUS STUDENT/PARENT PORTAL

The IC Portal login for any student is:

Username: student's SSID #         (Most of these start with 19...and are 10 digits in length)

Password is first initial last initial and their six digit date of birth ( ex. Bob Burgandy DOB 08/09/63 will be bb080963)

At this time we are only doing student username and password…..the parent will log in as the student.

If you have questions regarding the SSID# please contact the school your child attends.


Barren County High School Season Sports Tickets On Sale

All Barren County High School season sports tickets will only be available for purchase at the Barren County High School between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM Monday-Friday. 


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It's Pink Out Time in Barren County

In support of breast cancer awareness, Barren County and Hart County fans are encouraged to show your support by wearing your pink shirt at the basketball game between these two great schools on Friday, February 7th, 2014.  Click here for information about ordering your pink out shirts today.


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FFA Fruit Sales FFA Fruit will arrrive on Dec. 2, 2013 and will be available for pick up starting at 12:00 Noon.  

Fruit can be purchased from any FFA Member or by calling the BCHS Ag Dept. at 

270-651-2627

Chamber Leadership Class Visits Barren County Schools Education Day 
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2nd Annual Holiday Pageant Hosted by North Jackson Elementary The 2nd annual pageant is sponsored by NJE 1st grade and is open to the public.  You do not have to be an NJE student to enter.  There will be a $3.00 admission at the door.
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BCHS Percussion Ensemble Performance Scheduled
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It's Time to Try School Breakfast

Glasgow, KY, March 9, 2014 – The majority of Americans feel breakfast is important, but hectic mornings make it difficult to fit the meal in every day. In fact, 40 percent of moms say that their child does not eat breakfast daily, according to Kellogg's Breakfast in America survey. To garner increased participation in the School Breakfast Program, Barren County schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week. Slated for March 3-7 2014, Barren County will be celebrating a week later due to inclement weather last week.  National School Breakfast Week is a weeklong celebration aimed at increasing awareness of the School Breakfast Program among students and parents.


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Brad Johnson Selected as the Head Girls Basketball Coach and Assistant Principal at Barren County High School

(Glasgow, Kentucky 7/15/14) Brad Johnson, a 1987 honors graduate of Barren County High School as well as an outstanding athlete, has been named the Barren County High School Girls Basketball Coach.  Mr. Johnson will also serve as an Assistant Principal at BCHS.


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Matthews selected as KSBA’s 2014 Kids First Advocacy Awards Recipient

 Barren County Superintendent Bo Matthews was presented a Kids First Advocacy Award during the Summer Leadership Institute General Session on July 11th at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, Kentucky.  The award was presented to Superintendent Matthews for outstanding work on behalf of Kentucky’s children in the public arena.  


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Revised Regional Basketball Tournament Dates

Due to weather conditions the Girls Region Basketball games have been pushed back 2 days.  See the revised bracket schedule for both Girls & Boys Regional Tournament.

 

Girls 4th Region at ALLEN COUNTY-SCOTTSVILLE
Wednesday March 5th thru Sunday March 9th

 

Boys 4th Region at BARREN COUNTY
Friday March 7th thru Tuesday March 11th

Boys tournament-
There will be no pre-sold tickets all tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets will be $6.00. No regular season passes. Doors will open approx. 1 hour before the first game.

click the read more link for full bracket details.


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Girls Bowling Team Going to State

The girls competed in the Region 1 competition and were outstanding. 


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Barren County Schools Sign Capstone Agreement with Western Kentucky University

February 18, 2014 was a historic night for Barren County High School students as Superintendent Bo Matthews and WKU President Dr. Gary Ransdell signed a Capstone Agreement between the two educational institutions to provide dual credit and advanced placement courses in the Arts for Barren County students.


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LEAD TO SUCCEED As a part of our Lead to Succeed initiative, we take our 5th and 6th grade students on various trips throughout the school year to help them gain a more diverse perspective.  This allows them to set goals in life.  The first trip was this one, which focuses on community.
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BCHS STUDENT SELECTED TO COUNCIL Deanie Pedigo, a 10th grade student at Barren County High School has been named to the Next-Generation Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday. 
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Barren County High School Cheer Clinic

The Barren County High School Cheerleaders are holding a cheer clinic Saturday, December 14, 2013, 9:00 am-12:00 Noon at the Barren County High School Gym.


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Little Mister and Miss Barren River
Sponsored by Barren County High School Cheerleaders
All proceeds will go to help with the expenses of sending the BCHS cheerleaders to competitions for the 2014-2015 year.

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Barren Schools 2014-2015 Proposed Calendar Survey

With the end of 2013 quickly approaching, we all start thinking about the new year.  It is also time to think about a new school year.  We value your input and would like to have you share your thoughts on the proposed 2014-2015 school calendar.


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Little Mister and Miss Barren River Pageant Results

Barren County High School Cheerleaders sponsored a Little Mister and Miss Barren River Pagent on June 7, 2014.  Click learn more to view the results.


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BCHS Senior Beta Pageant

A Pre-Qualifier for the Miss Kentucky Festivals 2013 will be held Saturday, September 14th @ 1:00 PM in the BCHS Trojan Academy Gym.  


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Parent Help Meet Help!  I need answers!  My child gets special services and I want to know more!  If you feel this way, YOU are invited to an event designed JUST for you!
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Little League Basketball Sign Ups

 

Barren County Hoopsters & Lady Hoopsters Sign Ups  November 12- December 6.  Click for full details

BCHS Cheerleaders Win UCA Bluegrass Regionals Congratulations to the BCHS cheerleaders on winning the UCA Bluegrass Regionals in Lexington on November 16th at Heritage Hall underneath Rupp Arena.
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BCHS Choir & Orchestra Perform for Rotary

BCHS Orchestra & Choir Perform for GRREC & Rotary Groups

(Glasgow, Kentucky 12-17-13).  The Barren County High School Orchestra and Choir students recently performed for the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative and the Glasgow Rotary Club.  The Orchestra, under the direction of Amberly Bush performed several Christmas tunes using violins and cellos while the Choir, under the direction of Glenna Gardner performed a variety of Christmas songs for the groups.  Bo Matthews, Superintendent of Barren County Schools stated, “We have had a good Arts Program for many years, but now we’re taking it to a whole new level. 


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January is School Board Appreciation Month

Front row, l-r:  Charlotte Beals, Vice Chair; Bo Matthews, Superintendent; Shelly Groce, Board Member.  Back row, l-r:  Kerry Dilley, Board Member; Robbie Toms, Board Chair; Randy Simmons, Board Member. 

 


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21st Century Learning Grants Awarded to Hiseville & BCMS

Barren County Schools Superintendent Bo Matthews announced last night at a joint board meeting to Board of Education Members and Site-based Council Members that two schools in the district are recipients of 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.  Hiseville Elementary will receive $637,500.00 over the next five years, and Barren County Middle School had their grant extended for five years at $352,500.00. 


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Barren County High School Homecoming Candidates and Court Announced

Homecoming Festivities has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Barren County High School.


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Community Art Guild Offering Children's Art Class


Barren County Middle School Student Selected Kentucky Jr. Beta President

Hadleigh Hammer, an eighth grade student at Barren County Middle School and the daughter of Bart & Heather Hammer was just elected as the new Kentucky Jr. Beta President at the annual convention being held in Louisville KY.  Her speech was given yesterday with voting and the announcement of all winning officers made during the annual Jr. Beta Dance.  Hadleigh will advance to the national competition which will be held in June in Richmond, Virginia.  


Barren County Board Special Recognitions

Thursday evening May 9, 2014 the Barren County Board of Education recognized the 2014 Teachers of the Year, Employees of the Year, and Retirees.

For pictures and a complete list of recognized personel click the "read more" link below.


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Barren County Schools Complete Data Retreat

Nearly 100 Barren County educators worked collaboratively with GRREC trainers to analyze school data as part of summer professional learning the week of July 7-9, 2014.  The Data Retreat was comprised of teams 8-10 staff members from eleven Barren County schools.  The teams were joined by Superintendent Matthews and district support staff from both the Instructional Services and Special Programs departments.  Click on read more link for pictures of the school teams in action at the Data Retreat.


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***UPDATE*** SCAM ALERT

The Barren County Board of Education has been notified by the Sheriff's Department that there is a legitimate sales person in our area.  This individual is a representative of the Southwestern Advantage Company based out of Nashville.  He is selling educational books and materials.  Barren County School officials want to point out that this individual is in no way affiliated with our school system.  We would also like to thank everyone for taking precautions and contacting the central office.  

 


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Volleyball Tryouts & Camp

Volleyball tryouts will be July 15th and 16th at the Trojan Academy from 4-6

Kids Volleyball camp will be July 23rd-25th at the Trojan Academy from 1-4

 


BCHS Concert Band Receives Highest Honor

Congratulations to the members of the BCHS Concert Band who received straight distinguished ratings from all judges at the 2014 Kentucky Music Educators Association STATE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT in Louisville, KY. This is the highest honor our state can bestow on instrumental ensembles. Congratulations!
We Are BC!


Barren Students Excel at State STLP Conference

 

The State STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) Conference was held in Lexington, Ky on April 22, 2014.  Nearly 100 Barren County Students competed in over 25 different technology related competitions during the day. Many of these students began their quest for the state conference by qualifying at the regional showcase in the fall, and/or during winter judging. Nearly 5000 people descended upon Rupp Arena Tuesday with the hopes of being a "State Champion".  Congratulations to all of the Barren County Students that participated and placed at the conference. 

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District Science Fair Showcases Young Scientists Abilities

Barren County Schools hosted the annual District Science Fair for grades 5-8 on Thursday, February 27, 2014.    The event was coordinated through Barren County Instruction and Technology department under the coordination of district resource teacher, Mrs. Dinah Wallace.  Each of the district’s seven elementary schools and Barren County Middle school advanced their school-level winners to the district competition.     Read more for the photo gallery and contest winners...


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Capstone Signing Images

Click here to view photos from the Fine Arts Capstone Signing 


Senior Beta takes Numerous Honors

BCHS Senior Beta takes Numerous Honors at Recent Convention

(Glasgow, Kentucky 12-17-2013)  The Barren County High School Senior Beta Club which includes students from grades 10-12 recently took numerous honors at the state convention held at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky this past weekend. Stephanie Esters, Beta Sponsor stated, “Our Beta Club Students are dedicated to doing their best, and they certainly did at the recent Sr. Beta Competition.  Not only did they compete well, but they received the highest award for their dedication to community service.”


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United Way Campaign- Huge Success United Way Campaign The campaign was a success.  Patty Gentry states,  "A special thank you to each of you for doing what you do best:  GIVE OF THEMSELVES TO HELP OTHERS." 

 

 
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BCHS AP Scholars Continue Exemplary Status The 2013 Advanced Placement results for Barren County 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students have yielded another outstanding record for the school.   Last school year, 314 Barren County High School students took a total of 414 AP exams as part of the schools comprehensive approach to rigorous academic preparation for college. 
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Grand Opening of BCHS Confucius Classroom The grand opening ceremony of Barren County High School’s Confucius Classroom was held on Monday, September 23, 2013.  Guests gathered in the Confucius Classroom and were welcomed by students enrolled in the Mandarin Chinese classes.  The ceremony was led by Ms. Winnie Li, teacher of the class. 
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LEADERSHIP DAY AT NORTH JACKSON ELEMENTARY The students & staff of North Jackson Elementary invite you to visit our Leader in Me school for Leadership Day.  It will be held November 15, 2013 from 8:30 - 1:30  Click "Read More" below for more information, cost & registration form.
 

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Barbara Burks Hometown Hero "For helping struggling students find their dreams and pushing them to success we honor Barbara Burks as this weeks Hometown Hero."  From WBKO in Bowling Green, KY.

Video of Hometown Hero

NEW TIMESHEET

Please read through the following list of frequently asked questions before calling with any problems you may be having with the timesheet.  

 


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Red Cross Elementary School Recognized as Hometown Hero

For going above and beyond to help one of their own after a terrible tragedy, Red Cross Elementary selected for WBKO Hometown Hero


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Congratulations Morgan Thomas, All State Orchestra #1 Principle Cellist

BCHS junior Morgan Thomas was named the number one principle cellist with the Kentucky All State Orchestra in a special ceremony recently held in Louisville.  Students are selected via a rigorous audition process that starts at the district level. Students who perform at the district level are then eligible to audition for selection to the state ensembles. Thus, the All-State student musicians are truly "the best of the best." .


KAAC District Governor's Cup Winners

Congratulations to Hiseville Elementary (District 45) and Temple Hill Elementary (District 47) KAAC Governor's Cup District Champions and North Jackson Elementary (District 46) KAAC Governor's Cup District Runner Up.


AT Student is Honored Guest at State Capitol
Olivia Crowe, a sixth grade student at Austin Tracy Elementary School, spent March 20th in Frankfort as a Student Legislative Page. Olivia was chosen to represent Southern Barren Family Resource Center. Olivia was assigned to Senator David Givens for the day. Mr. Givens explained the agenda for the day and what each bill would be about that was discussed.
 
One bill that Olivia was interested in and was hoping it would be on the agenda for the day was whether the State was going to excuse some school days due to this year's inclement weather. She learned that the House and Senate had two different ideas on the topic, and it was going back and forth between them.
 
Olivia said that she enjoyed the whole experience to see her State Senator in action!
 
(Pictured are Senator David Givens and Student Page Olivia Crowe)

2014 Districtwide 21st Century Summer Camps

Summer Camp Bussing Information:  

7:00 AM - Bus arrives at elementary schools for student pick up

7:15 AM - Bus departs from elementary schools to 21st Century Summer Camp locations at North Jackson Elementary and Trojan Campus.

12 noon - Busses leave North Jackson Elementary returning to elementary drop off  points.  All students should be picked up between 12:15 and 12:30

For Breakfast and Lunch Menus, click the link below: http://www.barren.kyschools.us/content_page2.aspx?cid=41048

Barren County 21st Century Community Learning Centers will host a districtwide summer camp, with options for students of all ages.  Elementary camps are open to all Barren County Elementary students and the camp location will be at North Jackson Elementary.  Barren County Middle and High School 21st Century Camps have various locations.  Some transportation will be provided, and limited scholarships are available. For more information, please contact your school's 21st Century Coordinator.

A full list of camps, along with applications, scholarship forms, and camp selection forms should be completed, printed, and returned to the 21st Century Coordinator at your student's school. 

For SUMMER CAMP FORMS, click the link below 

http://www.barren.kyschools.us/linksForms.aspx


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New Coach selected to Head-Up Barren County High School Baseball

J.R. Estes, a Virginia native, has been named head baseball coach at BCHS.


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Don't be Bored!

Join us online for fun when the weather is rainy or when you just need to energize your brain.  Click here for fun summer activities.
 


Barren Co. Middle competes in Stanley Security Grant Help BCMS by voting for them in the Stanley Security Competition.  Read more about it on their web page by clicking here

 

 

BCHS Basketball Season Tickets On SALE
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
Basketball season tickets on sale at BCHS. Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 until 3:30 and on Fridays from 7:30 until 11:30.   Tickets are $45 each.

If you have any questions call 651-6315 or e-mail Jackie Nuckols at jackie.nuckols@barren.kyschools.us

WE CAN Kick Off We are excited to announce the kick-off of our "We Can" program for this school year. 
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Friendly Reminder

This is just a friendly reminder that when bad weather occurs the One Call Phone System makes the first call to our families.  The district will send out a One Call whenever a determination is made to call off school. The call comes as soon as they decide – so you might get a call between 5:00 and 6:00 am on some days. If we are in school and the decision is made to dismiss early the One Call System will call all numbers during the day.   Barren County School District closings or delays due to inclement weather will be announced via the One Call notification system and posted/distributed as follows:
www.barrenschools.com, radio & TV polar reports, Barren Schools Facebook & Twitter.


Little League Football & Cheerleading Signups

Barren County Little League Football will be having FOOTBALL and CHEERLEADER sign-ups.
Any student in grades K – 6 are eligible to participate.


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Revised District Calendar as of March 27, 2014

 

Click here for a printable version of the updated calendar.


District CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to the BCHS Boys Basketball team on winning the District Championship Friday night.


BCHS Cheerleaders at UCA National Championships

Barren County High School Cheerleaders finished 2nd in the Universal Cheerleaders Association National Championship in Orlando, Florida.  Barren County competed in the Medium Varsity Coed Division finishing behind McCracken County High School by 1.55 points.  You can watch their routine at http://www.varsity.com/event/1812/2014_uca_nhscc. Choose the medium coed Varsity tab and then choose Barren County High School on the right.


Barren County Schools set record highs on the Explore and Plan Tests

(Glasgow, Kentucky 2-27-2014).  After an extensive review of their fall Explore and Plan test results, Barren County High School and Barren County Middle School have much to celebrate.


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Congratulations BCHS Swim Team

Coach Angela Ludwig and the Barren County High School Swim Team competed this weekend in their final meet of the season, the 2014 KHSAA Region One Championships in Owensboro. This championship consisted of two days of fierce competition in which the BCHS swimmers demonstrated their competitiveness by beating personal best times as well as breaking standing school records.


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ANNUAL 403b PLAN NOTICE

Each year Barren County Schools is required to notify all employees of their right to participate in a 403(b) plan.

Please read the following notice.  This distribution of the eligibility notice will fulfill Barren County Schools obligation


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Second Year of K-PREP Scores Show Barren County Schools Proficient The second year of the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests has been released, and the Barren County Schools have shown growth.  
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Barren County HS Youth Sports Summer Clinic Information

For more information about BCHS summer sports camps please visit the Barren County High School website.  Camps offered include baseball, basketball,  and football.  Updated as camps are made available. 


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KSBA Policy & Procedure Consultant/eMeeting Trainer Position Posted
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Jr. Beta Excels at State Convention

The Barren County Schools are proud of all the accomplishments the students who participated in the Jr. Beta Conference were able to attain.   Read more to see how well the students excelled. 


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Retired Barren County Administrator Inducted into the Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame

Mrs. Golda Pensol Walbert, was honored as one of the 2014 inductees into the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort on February 6, 2014.   

 


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Regional Ky Derby Spelling Bee Winner

Regional Ky. Derby Spelling Bee  was held at the Extension Office in Glasgow, Ky. Click read more to find out the outcome.


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Hiseville & BCMS Receive 21st Century Grant

21st Century Community Learning Center Lights On Celebration

 On February 13, 2014, 21st Century Community Learning Centers celebrated a historical event that will take out of school time to a new level of excellence for Barren County Schools.  Barren County 21st Century Community Learning Centers announced the obtainment of additional 21st Century Grant funding for Barren County Schools, securing grant-funded programs in all of the Barren County Schools. 


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