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Brian Clifford Named as Elementary Director of Instruction for BC Schools Brian Clifford

Veteran educator and administrator, Brian Clifford, has been named the Elementary Director of Instruction for Barren County Schools.  Clifford, who is in his fifth year as principal of Austin Tracy Elementary School has held a number of positions within Barren and Taylor Counties.  During his career, Mr. Clifford served as a teacher at Taylor County for eight years and has held various administrative roles in Barren and Taylor County for approximately nine years. Since serving as Principal at Austin Tracy, the school has been named a School of Distinction by the Kentucky Department of Education. 

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The Barren County High School Orchestra has some fantastic news! They have been chosen as one of only eight high school orchestras in the country to participate in the National Band and Orchestra Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York on April 15, 2017. We really could use your help as we rely on donations and fundraisers to pay for our travel expenses in order for our students to participate in this once in a lifetime event. Please select a sponsorship level below to show your support for the BCHS Orchestra Program. If you have no objections to your generosity being publicized, we will be including the names and levels of all donors in each printed concert program for next year as well as announcing them at each performance. If you have any questions, call Stacey Owen at 270-­646-­5900 or Amberly Bush at 270-­791­-8694.

Click here to complete the donation form.

Barren County Approved For Non-Traditional Instruction Days iLearn@home logo

We are pleased to announce that Barren County is approved for 2016-2017 school year to continue the Non-Traditional Instruction Plan known as iLearn@home.  The Barren County School District was selected last year as one of thirty-one new districts to participate in this waiver program, and for 2016-2017 will join 71 other school districts to look at instruction on snow days (or other days school would not be in session) differently.

Barren County iLearning@Home Days will be the first 5 weather-related closing days this year.  As of Dec 1st all schools will be ready to implement, and our students and parents will know what to expect if weather dictates a closing in the coming weeks.  Read more about it the state approved waiver here.

BCHS Cross Country Members Advance to State Cross Country

Congratulations to the Barren County Girls and Boys Cross Country Team on qualifying 4 individuals to compete at the State Meet this Saturday.

Kirsten Thomerson and Kayla Roeder both advanced for the girls team, and

Brandon Reed & Matthew Read advanced for the boys team.  Good Luck at STATE this coming weekend!

Travel in 2017 to Washington, DC & Philadelphia, PA

Attention:  A parent meeting is planned for Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30pm in the high school library! Registration for the trip, along with the first deposit, is October 1st. August 30th is the only meeting planned before that date.

For over ten years, Social Studies teacher Todd Steenbergen has been leading trips for students and their families to places of historical interests.  This coming school year, a Junior Tours trip is planned for Spring Break, April 3-7, 2017.  You are invited to participate in an exciting and educational trip of a lifetime to Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Click the link above for more details.

Basketball Season Ticket Sales

Basketball Season Ticket Sales

Season ticket sales start, November 9th.

Monday - Friday from 8 to 3

Check in through the front office and they will direct you to room 53 in the gym.

Tickets - $45 each.

Student general admission tickets - $20 each.

Grandparents of any student involved(cheerleaders, band, dance, basketball players) will again get into the game free for general admission seating.  Grandparents reserve seats will be $22.50 each

Any questions call Jackie Nuckols or Rose Burris at 270-651-6315 or email us at jackie.nuckols@barren.kyschools.us or rose.burris@barren.kyschools.us.

Alumni Challenge Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to the Barren County September Alumni Membership Challenge Winners

 1ST PLACE - Park City Elementary

Park City Alumni Members



Temple Hill Alumni Members

Barren County Schools Proposed 2017-2018 Calendar Survey BC School Calendar

With the end of 2016 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 2017-2018 school calendar.  Please take a few minutes to look at the proposed calendar & complete the survey at the links below.

Click here to download Proposed Calendar

Click here to complete the survey

Kentucky State ECE Teacher of the Year Molly Caswell

Congratulations to Molly Caswell on being named the Kentucky ECE Teacher of the Year

Molly Caswell in front of awards table Molly Caswell with representatives picture of Molly Caswell with representatives