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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.

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.

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 are being planned to reduce impact of missed days due to weather or other events.  Read more about it the state approved waiver here.

Barren Schools Mobile App

It's Here!  The Barren County Schools mobile app is now available in the App Store & Google Play Store.
Search Barren County School District to download and get started.

CLICK HERE to see a quick tutorial for customizing the app.

Distinguished District Picture of district schools and county

The Barren County Schools received a Distinguished Ranking on the release of the 2016 Unbridled Learning Assessment results for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

Chasity Shipley, BCMS Teacher named one of 24 Valvoline Teacher Award Winners 2017 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations on being recognized today on the Capital Rotunda!

Gov Bevin with BC staff at awards

School Bus Safety & Driver Appreciation Week School Bus Safety Week

National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties - to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety.

Bus Incident

On Friday afternoon, at approximately 4 pm, the Barren County Sheriffs Department  was called to Barren County Schools bus # 40 Due to something striking the drivers side of the bus.  No students were on the bus and the driver was not injured.  

The bus was traveling down highway 90 in the Eighty Eight community when a side window was hit and shattered.  The incident is under investigation by the Barren County Sheriffs Department. 

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact the Barren County Sherriff's Department or the Barren County Board of Education at (270)651-3787

Kentucky Safe Schools Week Safe Schools Week Logo


October 16-22, 2016

Theme:  “Be the HERO; STOP the Bullying!”
(Click the heading above for more information)

(Or click the link above to take the pledge to Be a HERO)

Bullying can be verbal, social, physical & cyber.  As a part of KY Safe Schools Week we have complied numerous resources by grade level for you to share with your students/children on ways to avoid cyberbullying & staying safe on the Internet.