District News

STOP ARM VIOLATIONS

Last school year, over 13 million stop arm violations occurred in the United States.  Read more.........

2015 BC Schools Golf Tournament

BC Employee Wellness & Weight Loss Challenge

Click on the link below to register. This will help us get more information about the upcoming challenge to you: http://goo.gl/forms/5fZaZCuapv

BCHS Play Clocks

New Play Clocks added to the Trojan Football Field.  The Clocks were installed by students in Mr.Greg Felkins' Electricity class from the Barren County ATC and supervised by Barren County maintenance staff.  Mr. Felkins stated, 'his students enjoyed the opportunity to do the wiring for the clocks and gets hands on experience with electrical tasks that they will be responsible for in real life working conditions."

BCHS Season Ticket Sales

BCHS Fall Sports Season Tickets are now on sale in the front office at BCHS during school hours. Monday through Friday from 8:00 until 3:00. 

Football - $15
Soccer - $20
Volleyball - $15
Student Pass - $20

Barren Receives Grant Funds for Three Projects

The Barren County School District has been awarded a $5,500 grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children grant. Grant funds will be used to provide a desktop embosser and a Mountbatten Writer and Learning System to better serve visually impaired students.

Barren County Schools also received a $5,000.00 Farm to School grant. Funds will be used to place tower gardens in each of the district elementary schools and to support gardening and agriculture education at Barren County Middle School with the purchase of materials to support the school’s greenhouse program.   

The Barren County School District also received a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grant from the KY Department of Education.  These grant funds will be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for use in the cafeteria at Park City Elementary.

BCHS Announces Governor’s Scholars for GSP and GSA

Barren County High School is proud to announce eight students have been named as 2015 Governor’s Scholars. Juniors Maddie Costlow, Zach Zuccari, Gunnar Eaton, Seth Groce, Veronica Johnson and David Lancaster will be attending the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) this summer. Sophomore Anne Calloway Kinsman and junior Lane Myers will be attending the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) in June.  Letitia Hughes, Magnet Program Principal, says this is an outstanding group of students. “I am so proud of all our Barren County High School students who were selected to participate in these Governor’s Programs.   Their talent continues to amaze me. These are dedicated students who will achieve great things in their lives and have the compassion to use their talents to impact others in positive ways. They are all so deserving of this honor.”

College & Career Spirit Day

BARREN COUNTY JUNIORS EXCEED STATE ON 2015 ACT MEASURE

The recent release of ACT scores for Kentucky High School Juniors indicate that Barren County students continued the trend of increasing performance on this measure of college readiness.    Click here to read the recent press release.

Burgundy & Gold Spirit Day

Burgundy & Gold Spirit Day

Barren County Approved For Non-Traditional Instruction Days

"iLearning @ Home" Days being planned to reduce impact of missed days due to weather or other events.  Read more about it the state approved waiver here.

No Charge Meals at BC Elementary Schools & CSC

Little League Football & Cheerleader Signups Ending

Barren County Little League Football & Cheerleader sign-ups will be coming to a close TONIGHT, Thursday, August 13th at Jackie Browning football Field from 5:30-7:30pm.  Cost for Football player's grades 1st-6th will be $40 and Cheerleaders grades K-6th will be $40.  Financial hardship opportunities may be available upon request for any student needing assistance.  You must bring birth certificate, proof of health insurance & payment with you to sign-ups.  Also, please like us on Facebook or sign up on REMIND to keep up on important information regarding the season.  Hope to see you there! 

Jeff Richey, Coordinator

Nutrition Services: Summer Information

Student account balances can be paid at the Board of Education during regular business hours. For graduates who have a positive balance, refunds can be made at the same location.

Free Summer Feeding Sites for all children under the age of 18 are available NJE throughout summer months for breakfast and lunch.  Check out the summer feeding mobile stops for more locations.

Have you been reading? #BCReads


Don't forget to log your books on the 
?#‎BCReads? webpage for your chance to win! Click the link above to see the latest winners!

21st Century Summer Camps for Preschool to High School

Elementary Summer Camp starts Monday, June 1 at 8 am...

Haven't registered? It's not too late! Arrive at North Jackson Elementary at 7:45 to complete registration forms.  Transportation available at some schools, so please call the site coordinator for more details. For additional questions, call NJE at 270-629-2300.

For more information, click below to get registered and learn more.

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

Join The FUN This Summer! #BCREADS

Click image for full details!

Barren County High School to Announce New Softball Coach

Please join the Barren County High School’s Administration in announcing the new Varsity Softball Coach.  The announcement will be made in the Barren County High School Auditorium, Monday, July 27th, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Trojanette Basketball Camp July 22-24 Change of Location

**Change of Location due to the refinishing of the high school gym floor **

Camp will be at Red Cross Elementary - July 22nd-24th

Calling all K-8 Trojanette Basketball Players!
Join the Barren County High School Trojanette Basketball Players for camp on July 22nd – July 24th from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.
This camp is geared for girls entering grades K-8. The cost is $30. 

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. 

JOHNSON NAMED NEW BCHS PRINCIPAL

The Barren County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has named Mr. Brad Johnson as their new principal.  Johnson succeeds Steve Riley who will be retiring June 30th, 2015.

Barren County Schools Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for All Barren County Schools
July 9th from 12:00 - 6:00 pm. 

All Barren County School Locations

Barren Schools Website Gets New Look!

The week of July 1, Barren Schools will launch a new website design.  There may be times during the change over that the site will be unavailable as all links and pages are checked.  We recommend that you make a shortcut to your webmail and IC if needed during this week.
 

Summer Sports Physicals
ACA TIMESHEET

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

BC Cross Country Ribbon Cutting and Dedication

Please join Barren County Board of Educatioin
and Barren County High School for a
Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the new Cross Country Course
Sunday, June 7, 2015 *  2-4 pm
Barren County High School

Teachers Recognized for Outstanding Service

Barren County Board of Education recognized the following teachers at the May Board Meeting.
Elementary Teacher of the Year - Debbie Dickerson

Middle School Teacher of the Year - Olivia Dooley
High School Teacher of the Year - Karen Maxwell

Techie Teacher of the Year - Chasity Shipley
Techie Classified Person of the Year - Rhonda Costlow

BCHS Baseball Wins District - Competing in Regional

Congratulations to the District Champion BCHS Baseball team!  Barren defeats Metcalfe a County 5-2 in round 1 of the Regionals.  We need our BC Family to come out on Friday as BCHS plays at 7:30 PM and cheer on the Trojans in the 2nd round of the Regional tournament at WKU Baseball Field.   Games will be broadcasted on ESPN 1230 or via web.

BCHS Track & Field

Congratulations to the BCHS  students Nick Mabe, Hunter Hohmann & Summer Coots who will be competing in the KHSAA State Track & Field Championships this Saturday at Lexington, KY.  Watch Live via webcast or live updates..

http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/track/

BCHS New Principal - Announcement

Barren County High School Site-Based Council to Announce New Principal

 

(Glasgow, KY 5-20-15).  The Barren County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council will announce the new Principal of Barren County High School today at 3:30 p.m. in the BCHS Media Center.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Cross County Ribbon Cutting and Dedication - Postponed

The Ribbon Cutting & Dedication has been postponed and we will announce the new date at a later time.

2015 Barren County Alumni Hall of Distinguished Honorees

Congratulations

Front Row: Kenneth Nuckols, Ella White Morgan
Back Row: Todd Matthews accepting for Tommy Matthews, Larry Glass, Keith Rigdon, and James Bailey

Spirit Day May 11th

BCHS & BCMS Student Art Show

 

Come join us to view outstanding Barren County High School and Middle School art pieces. May 5-6, 2015, 4:00 - 6:00 pm daily, in the BCHS Auditorium.

School Lunch Hero Day

  Help celebrate National School Lunch Hero Day on May 1, 2015 as a way to honor the Nutrition Services Staff across the nation and at Barren County Schools.  The professionals in the Nutrition Services departments of Barren County Schools work diligently each day to provide nutritious, appealing meals for all students in addition to providing food for students in the summer.  Whether it's putting their heart into making food or showing care and concern for students, the Nutrition Services staff help create a memorable culture in a school.  So, please take time to thank your cafeteria staff on Friday!

To learn more about School Lunch Hero day, click the link below:

http://www.schoollunchheroday.com

 

Temple Hill - Academic Spotlight

Temple Hill - New Trophy Case

Please check out the article that was in the Glasgow Daily Times concerning the new trophy case.http://www.glasgowdailytimes.com/news/school-plans-new-trophy-case-to-house-recent-awards/article_b7d4448c-d8e8-11e4-9be2-9b015d49d255.html

Spirit Day May 1st

BCMS Student Places in State Academic Team Championship

Congratulations to Meghan Pierce.  She placed 5th in the 2015 Governor's Cup State Finals for Middle Grades in the Arts and Humanities Competition!

BCHS Greenhouse Sales DELAYED

Due to the cold winter temps, the BCHS Greenhouse sales will not open until April 20th.

Jr. Beta Excels at State Convention

Outstanding showing by Barren County Junior Betas at State Convention

BCHS Principal Selection Survey

The Barren County High School SBDM members request your input as part of the principal selection process by participating in a survey. This survey can be completed on-line at by clicking here. A hard copy version will also be available in the front office at Barren County High School. If you prefer to use the online version, but do not have internet access, computers will be available in the school media center from 7:30-3:30 daily during the survey window. The window for the completion of this survey will begin on Thursday, April 23rd, and end on Thursday, April 30th, at midnight. The survey will include criteria for principal selection to be ranked in order of importance. A comment box will also be included. The council hopes the participation in this survey of students, parents, staff, and community members will provide valuable insight in the selection of our next Barren County High School principal. 

 
North Jackson Elementary Named A Leader in Me Lighthouse School by Franklin Covey Co.

Elementary School Students Learn 21st Century Leadership and Life Skills in The Leader in Me Process

BCHS Drama Club Presents Legally Blonde the Musical

Tickets are on sale for Barren Beyond the Bell, 21st CCLC Drama Club presentation of:
Legally Blonde the Musical 
It will be presented on...
Friday April 24th @ 7:00 pm

Saturday April 25th @ 8:00 pm
Sunday April 26th @ 2:00 pm
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the high school through Glenna Gardner or Brandy Pendygraft.  They will also be available the nights of the performance.  We do not have Will Call.  

Every Kid Healthy Day

Barren County Schools Celebrates Every Kid Healthy™ Day with Fruit Tastings and 95210 Events

Local Community Joins School Staff to Create a Healthier School Environment for Students

 

Every Kid Healthy Week (April 19-25)

In celebration of Every Kid Healthy™ Week (April 19-25), all Barren County Schools will host fruit tasting events during lunch with teachers, staff, students and volunteers to promote the district wellness policy called 95210 and celebrate the schools’ wellness achievements.

Spirit Day April 23rd

Barren County Elementary Students Excel at KAAC Regional Academic Event

Students and teams from all seven elementary schools in the Barren County District competed at the 11th Region KAAC Governor’s Cup Academic Competition for the area elementary schools.  The events culminated with competitions on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Memorial Elementary School in Hart Co.

Barren Schools Compete at State STLP Championships

This year approximately 110 students from across various Barren County Schools qualified to compete in the STLP State Championships, which were held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Lexington, KY. The State Championship allows students from across the state to come together and demonstrate for other students, school and community persons what they know and can do with technology.   Click Read More for full story!

Barren County Student Wins State Spelling Bee

On March 3rd, four students from the Barren County District competed at the State Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Spelling Bee in Elizabethtown.  Temple Hill students Addison and Seth, and Raygen and Zach, both from Eastern, participated in the State Spelling Bee.  

Spirit Day April 3rd

Nutrition Services - Contest Winner

Pictured left to right: CheyAnne Fant (Director of Nutrition Services)  Tara Miller (T.H. E. 5th grader) and Jon Hall (Principal of Temple Hill Elementary School)

On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 Tara Miller was eating lunch at school just like any other day, but that lunch became a time to remember.    Miller took time to rate the food items at Temple Hill Elementary School, and her rating was drawn as the winner, one of over 2000 iPad Mini contest entries collected by Barren County Nutrition Services.   During the prize delivery, CheyAnne Fant, Director of Nutrition Services and 21st Century Programs, announced that the overall food ratings averaged 4 out of 5 stars.  “This is just a great example of how our meals are both appealing and nutritious,” Fant said, “We are so proud of the Nutrition Services staff members who care about how they provide meal services to our student, and these ratings show just that.”  The iPad Mini was donated to the Nutrition Services Department through a rebate program with a General Mills.  

 

KMEA's Solo and Ensemble festival

On Saturday March 14th, the Barren County orchestra program was very well represented at KMEA's Solo and Ensemble festival. The festival was held at Moss Middle School in Bowling Green, KY. These students worked hard after school hours to prepare solo literature and small ensembles to perform for a judge and receive a rating of novice, apprentice, proficient, or distinguished. The judge was very complimentary of the kids' efforts and gave very specific and conducive feedback to each student as they performed. Overall, the middle school and high school combined received 3 distinguished plus ratings which are only rewarded for stellar performances. 19 distinguished ratings, 1 proficient plus, and 5 proficient ratings were received at this event. The participants are listed by rating and their grade level is in parenthesis.

District 43 Governor's Cup Results

The District 43 Governor's Cup was held at Temple Hill Elementary School on Saturday, February 28, 2015.  Ms. Lou Ann Alexander was the Contest Manager at the event.  Over all district winner was Temple Hill Elementary School.  Other Barren County Schools in the event were Austin-Tracy Elementary and Eastern Elementary.  South Green Elementary from Glasgow Schools also competed in District 43.  Click read more to see all results.

District 42 KAAC Governor's Cup Results

North Jackson Elementary School hosted the District 42 KAAC Governor’s Cup Academic competition on Saturday, February 28, 2015.  Ms. Ellen Blevins served as the Chief Official.  North Jackson Elementary was overall Runner Up in their division.  From Barren County, students from Hiseville Elementary, Red Cross Elementary and Park City Elementary participated.  Highland Elementary also competed in this District Governor’s Cup.

Spirit Day March 30th

Barren County District Science Fair & Art Showcase Results

Barren County Schools hosted the annual District Science Fair for grades 5-7 on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.    The District conducted an Art Showcase that allowed each school to showcase the artistic talents of many students.  Read more about the event with the attached press release.

BC Community Fashion Show

Join us today at 12 for a day of fashion, fun, prizes, and shopping! Hosted by BC business and marketing students and 21st Century Community Learning. 

Barren County High School Beta Club Extravaganza

Do you have TALENT?  The Beta Club Extravaganza - a talent show for all ages - is open to anyone wishing to participate.  We encourage various talents such as singing, dancing, band &/or instrumental performances, comedy acts, magicians, etc.  The Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at The Plaza Theatre in Glasgow, KY at 6:00 pm CST, including a silent auction.  Click on read more for entry forms and more information about the silent auction.  

Rain Delay/Cancellation

The Baseball game scheduled for 3/19/15 has been postponed to 3/20/15.

The Freshman Softball game is cancelled for today.

Barren County Band Student Performs With KMEA All-State Percussion Ensemble

On February 28, David Lancaster, Barren County Band Junior, performed with the KMEA All-State Percussion Ensemble on the campus of the University of Kentucky.  David received this honor by placing among the top percussion auditions for the 2015 All-State Bands.  The ensemble is derived from the top 6 snare, top 3 mallet, and best timpani students.  The group was under the direction of Dr. Julie Hill, current president of the Percussive Arts Society and director of percussion studies at UT Martin.  This was David's 2nd year in the Kentucky All-State Bands and his first year in the All-State Percussion Ensemble.

Barren County Holds Active Shooter Drill for Staff

(Glasgow, KY 3-13-15).  Barren County Schools, in collaboration with The Barren County Sheriff's Department, will participate in an active shooter training exercise on Monday, March 16th.  The day of scheduled drills will involve staff only, and no students will be present.  This simulation demonstrates the school district's commitment to being proactive and responsive in the event of a real emergency.   

Annual Wellness and Nutrition Report Card Forum

March 12, 2015

Barren County Middle School - 4:30 PM

Barren County Schools Open Enrollment - March 12, 2015

Regional Basketball

Presale tickets will still be sold at BCHS office on Monday. 

Monday semis: Barren County vs Bowling Green @ 6:00 pm

Tuesday Finals 6:00 pm

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Time Changes Sunday March 8th

National School Breakfast Week

Barren County Nutrition Services will be serving "Brunch for Lunch" on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in celebration of National School Breakfast Week in connection with Read Across America Week.

The "Brunch for Lunch" theme centers around "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Suess.  The items for lunch are as follows: Hot Ham and Cheese and "Green Eggs" served with herb-roasted potato bites, freshly sliced tomatoes, and juicy fresh oranges.

Eat breakfast with your school cafeteria this week, and you might be a lucky winner of prizes donated by local businesses.  

Regional Basketball

BCHS Boys will play Logan County on Wednesday night at 6 pm in round 1 of the regional tournament at WKU.  Pre sale tickets will be $6 and will go on sale for students beginning at lunch on Monday and for the general public on Tuesday morning in the front office.   Tickets will be $8 at the WKU ticket gate. 

James Bruton Named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Congratulations to James Bruton for being named National Merit Scholarship Finalist.

The selection of some 8,000 Merit Scholarship winners from the group of more than 15,000 Finalists is now in progress. In March, NMSC will begin mailing scholarship offers to winners at their home addresses and confidential notices to their high school principals. Four major news media announcements of Merit Scholar designees will be made by NMSC in April, May and July.

Spirit Day March 4th

Weather Related Information IMPORTANT!

1. BCHS  Boys will be playing in the district championship Friday night @ 7pm at Monroe Co.  **(New)   Howdy 103.7 will carry all broadcasts of the 15th District & 4th Region Tournament games. To see the last second Buzzer Beating Shot CLICK HERE

2. - Breakfast & Lunch Menus for Feb.16th-18th will be repeated. Please see your Nutrislice App or poster menu to view the items for those days. Because of delivery issues some items may be subject to change.   We will have piping hot biscuits & gravy waiting for you at school in the morning so join us for breakfast.

3. Jr. Beta State Competition has been RESCHEDULED for March 24 & 25.

Kentucky Derby Festival Regional Spelling Bee Held

The 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Regional Spelling Bee was held at the Barren County Extension Office on Thursday, Feb. 12th.  Fifteen students who had won their local school level spelling bee competed for the regional title.  After 9 rounds of competition, Ashley Wright, an eighth grade student from Barren County Middle School was determined to be the winner.  This is not the first time Ashley has won this title.  She was also the regional champion last year and competed in the state level competition.  Angelia Pulliam, a sixth grade student from Temple Hill was declared as the 1st Runner Up for the event.  The winning word which Ashley spelled correctly was bureaucracy.  

Parent Survey for 21st Century Summer Camps

In a few short months, summer will be here!  Do you want your student to have fun this summer?  Do you want your student to avoid the summer learning slide?  Did they attend summer camp last year?  Do you want to attend camp this summer?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, please complete the survey below...

Click below to take the quick survey regarding 21st Century Summer Camps:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H86WKFN

BCHS Announces New Football Coach

Jeff Griffith, a 1995 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a B.A in Exceptional Child Education/English, a Rank II in Education in 2005, and a four year letterman as an outside linebacker at WKU will assume the head football coaching duties at Barren County High School.  Griffith comes to Barren County with an impressive coaching history.  

Barren Schools 2015-2016 Proposed Calendar Survey

With the second semester of the 2014-2015 school year rapidly passing, it is time to think about the calendar for the next school year.  We value your input and would like to have you share your thoughts on the proposed 2015-2016 school calendar. calendar.

Spirit Day February 16th

Monday is the next College and Career dress day as well as President's day. So dress for success by wearing a college shirt, a career related outfit, or a bowtie like many of our presidents. Just last week, our Senators created a resolution for Bow Tie Day stating the "hope that every man and woman across this Commonwealth can experience the aesthetic pleasure of wearing a well-crafted and fashionable bow tie." BC is college and career ready!
Newsboys in Concert at Barren County High School

The Glasgow YMCA & the Barren County Athletic Booster Club are hosting a concert by the Newsboys with special guest AudioAdrenaline, February 15, 2015 at the Barren County High School Gym.  Tickets are on sale now at www.BarrenCountyYMCA.org.  Proceeds will be split between the Barren County YMCA and Athletic Booster Club.  

BCHS Beta

Senior Beta Excels at State Convention!

College & Career Development Coordinator Announced for Barren County Schools

The Barren County Schools are pleased to announce Amy Irwin as the new College & Career Development Coordinator for the district.  

School Lunch: There's an APP for that!

Deadline to win a free iPad Mini has been extended to Friday, Feb. 13 at 8:00 am. 

Looking for the lunch menu?  There are several new ways to see it!

1.  A full-color, poster menu will be sent home with students on Monday, Jan 12.  This menu will be used for the entire semester, so please keep this menu until the end of the school year. 

2. Visit the "Lunch Menu" link to be directed to the http://barren.nutrislice.com/ website.

3. Download the app for your mobile device.  Click here for directions.  

We are also having a contest to win a free iPad Mini...To enter, you must rate our food items using the Nutrislice website or app and leave your email and name.

Spirit Day February 10th

Barren & Hart County Awareness Night

2/6/15- Hart County High School-  Hart County is inviting everyone to join in the Awareness Night for Cancer.  HCHS will be wearing Grey in support of Alex Davidson- brain cancer and BCHS will be wearing light purple or Game on For Gunnar shirts in support of Gunnar Eaton- testicular cancer.  Everyone is invited to wear these colors or any color to support any form of cancer.  Following the boy's game there will be a time of prayer for both Alex, Gunnar, and others affected by cancer.
 

Barren Adds Curriculum Resource Teachers

Barren County Schools are pleased to announce the addition of two support personnel in the role of District Curriculum Resource Teachers. 

Hometown Hero

    Kindness and generosity were the keys for Raygen Shirley to receive the honor of Hometown Hero from WBKO.

 

Barren County Board Members Take Oath of Office


Two Barren County Board of Education Board Members took their oaths of office Monday, January 5, 2015.  Charlotte Beals, current Vice-chair for the Barren County Board of Education was sworn in as board member for her fourth term and Amanda Wright, newly elected board member was sworn in to begin her first term. 

Basketball Games Cancelled

The basketball games for the boys and girls that were scheduled for Saturday, January 24th at Edmonson County have been cancellced. 

Spirit Day January 20th

Spirit Day Jan16

Barren County Schools will be in Session January 8, 2015

Barren County Schools will be in session tomorrow.   We are not anticipating any weather related delays, but wanted to send a friendly reminder to please take precautions and bundle up in extra layers of clothes.

Barren County Students Compete at Regional Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Spelling Bee
District Improvement Plan Drafted

The Barren County Schools Comprehensive District Improvement Plan is available for review and input.  The draft plan can be located using the links to access the Executive Summary, Needs Assessment and Goals/Activities.

Basketball Season Tickets

November 10th from 7:30-11:30 am (M-F) Basketball Season tickets will go on sale in Room 53 in the gym. Stop in the front office to sign in and get directions.

Reserve seats are $45 and general student passes are $20

Any questions email jackie.nuckols@barren.kyschools.us or call Jackie Nuckols at (270) 651-6315

Expanding Opportunities for BC Students

At the November 2014 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Bo Matthews led a discussion about the vision to continue enhance opportunities that prepare all students for success in the world beyond graduation. Click Read More to learn about these exciting opportunities.

Region 2 STLP Showcase

Over 150 Barren County students grades 1-12 traveled to WKU on December 9th to compete in the Region 2 Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) conference.  Students showcase projects that impact their schools and communities or provide technical or instructional projects in hopes of qualifying for the STLP State Conference held in March of 2015.  Along with showcase competitions the region showcase also offers Engineer interviews and Digital and Social Media events.  STLP will also include winter project competitions which are live judging events for art, music & video. The winter events are submitted online from December to early January.

SPIRIT DAY DRESS

Retirement Reception for Board of Education Chairman Robbie Toms

Please join us in celebration of

27 years of service

A dessert reception will be held on

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

at the

Barren County Board of Education

Central Office

Wizard of OZ

FCS Day: Barren County Celebrates!

Barren County Family and Consumer Science and the Kentucky Department of Education celebrated the first ever FCS Day on December 3, 2014.  Now they need your help to keep the celebration going.  Please "Dine In" with your family or friend and then take "Healthy Selfies" to post to social media to help educate and inform the public about the benefits of healthy eating and FCS education programs using the hashtags, #FCSday and #BCHealthySelfie. 

SPIRIT DAY DRESS

Barren Co. Students Showcase Tech Skills at Regional STLP

Good luck as students from each school in Barren County showcase their technology projects on Dec 8th.  The regional STLP showcase is held at Diddle Arena on the campus of WKU.  Check back soon for results from the day...

KAAC 6th Grade Showcase

Barren County 6th Graders from Austin-Tracy, Eastern, Hiseville, North Jackson, Red Cross, and Temple Hill compete at KAAC Showcase in Tompkinsville on Saturday, Dec 6th. 

Barren County High School Band Students Successfully Audition for KMEA 3rd District Honors Band

Dr. Kip Crowder, Barren County High School Band Director, announced today the group of students who have successfully auditioned for the 3rd District Kentucky Music Education Association Honors Band. The KMEA 3rd District Honors Band is comprised of students from over 50 middle and high schools in the 13 counties of South Central Kentucky.  Students are expected to play a piece of prepared music as well as sight read for a score in a blind audition (in other words, the judges can only hear the student performance, but cannot see their gender or know which school they come from).  Only the top students from each audition are selected. 

 

Thanksgiving Holiday

SPIRIT DAY DRESS

SPIRIT DAY DRESS

Children's Day Celebration

The 3rd Annual Childrens Day celebration will be held on November 20th beginning at 6 pm at the historic Plaza Theatre in downtown Glasgow. Children from Glasgow Schools, Barren County Schools, and Caverna Elementary Schools will provide a muscial perfomance for everyones enjoyment. Proceeds from Childrens Day activities and events provide basic and special needs items and funding for the Backpack Food Program for area children in need. 

BC T-League Registration Information

Barren County Schools is offering a new youth basketball league for boys and girls in grades 3-6.  Registration has begun.  For more information and to download the registration form click read more. 
Contact Jerrod Browning at jerrod.browning@barren.kyschools.us for questions. 

ATEAM AMERICORPS NEEDS YOU!

Would you like to make a difference in your community while tutoring and mentoring students?

ATEAM AmeriCorps is seeking applicants for one 1700 hour and several 900 hour positions for Barren County schools.

While serving with this National Service program you will earn a living allowance, gain valuable experience, and receive an educational award when your service is complete.

 

 The 900 hour positions will go through the end of May or the end of school, whichever is latest. And the 1700 hour position will go through the end of August.


You can check out our website at www.ateam-americorps.org

For more information about the positions including how to apply please contact:

Donna Morgan

ATEAM Program Director

270-453-3205/270-404-1201

Or email donna.morgan@barren.kyschools.us

Governor Steve Beshear visits BCHS for Road Improvement Announcement

Governor Steve Beshear made a visit to Barren County High School Thursday, October 30th to announce the start of improvements on the bridge located on highway #249 near Trojan Trail.

Veterans Day Program - Barren County High School - Tuesday, November 11 at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

Support the Families of Appalachia


Red Cross Elementary School is asking for your support this holiday season!
They are collecting toys for the Santa Train which gives to families of Appalachia.
Click the Read More.. link for videos and details.
Meet the Trojans - Winter Sports

Meet the Trojans will be on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7 PM in the gym at BCHS.  Come out and support the hard working Trojans & Trojanettes.

Football- 5A 1st Round Playoffs @ Graves County

BCHS will take on Graves County in the 1st round of the 5A Football Playoffs.  The game will be Friday, November 7, 2014, 7 PM, at Graves County High School.  The school address if 1220 Eagles Way, Mayfield KY, 42066.

Ribbon Cutting Event

Park City Students and Staff Support Red Ribbon Week

Park City School students and staff are superheros against drugs!  Celebrating Red Ribbon week and the fight against drugs!

Children’s Day Celebration Poster Contest Winners

C J Jennings, a junior at Barren County High School, has been chosen as the overall Children’s Day poster contest winner. C J’s design will be used on this year’s Children’s Day t-shirt. Congratulations to the four first place winners of the Children’s Day Poster Contest for this year and they are: 1st Place Elementary Schools Category-Brooklyn Renee Lyons-Temple Hill Elementary and Lily Collins Frost-South Green Elementary; 1st Place Middle School Category-Chasey Jessie; and 1st Place High School Category-Mikila (CJ) Jennings-Barren County High School.

SPIRIT DAY DRESS

Barren County Little League

Please check out the link on all elementary school sites and on the BCHS Athletics page for up to date information and postings regarding Barren County Little League.

Football- Barren vs Fort Campbell 10/31/14

**All fans please be aware of the safety precautions that must be followed to enter the game at Fort Campbell on 10/31/14.  Fans will have to stop at the  building as they go in Gate 4 and get visitors pass.  They will need license, registration, proof of insurance.  It can take a while so they need to arrive early.   **ADDITIONAL INFO ADDED click read more for Specific Directions

 

Barren County Schools Endorses Kentucky Safe Schools Week


The Kentucky Center for School Safety announces Kentucky Safe Schools Week tol be observed October 19-25, 2014.

This year’s theme “LEAN On Me; Stop the Bullying!” focuses on the culture of the school and the interdependence of students and staff to make their school safe, warm and welcoming.  Within this overall culture students will be encouraged to support each other, connect with the staff and be diligent as they watch out for others in need. Fundamental to the “LEAN On Me” concept is straight from the song lyrics, “sometimes in our lives we all have pain and we all have sorrow” learning to depend on fellow classmates, trust the adults at school and to treat others well.  This “culture of kindness” will support the subtitle of “STOP the Bullying” by getting to the root of the problem before episodes escalate. Click the icon above to take the "LEAN on Me; Stop Bullying!" Pledge.

2014 Kentucky K-PREP Scores Show Barren County Schools Proficient

The third year of the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests have been released, and the Barren County Schools show continual growth.   The Barren County District overall score increased to 68.9, which placed the district in the proficient range and at the 78th percentile in the accountability system.  

Barren County Schools Recognizes Bus Safety Week

National School Bus Safety week is October 20-24, 2014.  National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for everyone - parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties - to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety.

SPIRIT DAY DRESS

Barren County Schools takes a Proactive Approach to Local Ebola Concerns

Due to recent questions and concerns expressed to us about an employee traveling to Africa and returning back to work at one of our schools, we would like to release the following information.  A Barren County School Employee did recently travel to East Africa and visited the eastern areas of Kenya.  According to information provided to us by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this is not an area in which the virus is present and should not present a risk.  The virus is present in the Western Countries of: the Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. 

Assistant Superintendent of Barren County Schools, Mark Wallace explained, “One of several precautions being put into place is that the employee is taking a voluntary paid leave of absence.”  The decision to take the leave has nothing to do with potential risk, but rather to remove anxiety of all involved.  The safety of our students and staff is our first concern.  We have been in contact with the CDC and local medical experts and are following all recommended procedures.  Again, there is no indication that the employee was in the “hot zone” areas for the virus; and presents no risk according to CDC guidelines.”  The CDC recommends that the public visit their website, www.cdc.gov for more information.

Barren County Schools Celebrates Healthy School Lunches and Lifestyles

To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Barren County Schools recognizes National School Lunch Week from October 13-17, 2014. The theme, “Get in the Game with School Lunch” will feature events and activities that promote the importance of balancing healthy eating with physical activity and exercise. 

“Ready for Life” Parent Help Meet

Barren County Girls Golf Team -- State Bound

The Barren County High School Trojanette Golf Team will be making their way to the State High School Golf Tournament in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  The Trojanette Golf Team  recently took the Region 3 Runner-up spot at the Campbellsville Country Club. 

National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week is October 13-17th, 2014. This  year’s theme is “Get in the Game with School Lunch,” and we are going to knock this week’s lunch out of the park.  The Nutrition Services staff want to celebrate with you by offering special treats this week when you eat lunch from the cafeteria.  We all know that staying active is just as important as eating healthy, so make a goal to follow the 95210 District Wellness Plan.  In addition to the monthly drawing related to 95210, students who eat lunch provided by the cafeteria this week will be placed in a drawing for prizes.  Please read the back of the menu for tips to help you and your family maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

 

Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) Warning of Dangers of Consuming Unpasteurized Milk

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is warning consumers about the dangers of consuming unpasteurized milk and other products that could lead to E. coli infection, following a recent outbreak in North Central Kentucky and the hospitalization of four children.

2014 Football Pinkout

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Barren County fans are encouraged to show your support by wearing your pink shirt at the Barren Co. vs. Logan Co. football game on Friday, Oct. 17th. Kickoff is at 7pm.

 

Order Form for T-shirts   Directions for ordering: Print this order form and send your completed form and cash/check with your child to his/her school office. 

 

If you have questions, email Jason Esters at jason.esters@barren.kyschools.us   Shirts will be available for pickup no later than Thursday, Oct. 16th at the football field from 3:30pm-6:30 pm OR prior to the game on Friday, Oct. 17th.

 

***All proceeds from the shirt sales will be donated to the Barren County Relay for Life Team***

WKU Glasgow Open House for Prospective Students


Click the image above for more information.

September is Barren County Alumni Membership Drive!

The purpose of the Barren County Alumni Association:

1. To unite in a close fellowship, cultivate friendships and promote goodwill.
2. To educate alumni, friends of alumni and the public about the current events, activities and programs.
3. To offer financial support through scholarships to BCHS students.
4. To recognize distinguished alumni.

Barren County Student Makes Hole in One at Girl's Golf Match

Big news out of Barren County High School today!  Kylie Withrow sank a hole in one in a BCHS girls golf match at Dale Hollow Lake State Park.

North Jackson Elementary Wins Poppy's Leadership Award


North Jackson Elementary received a visit from Poppy this week to present them with Poppy's Leadership Award and were recognized on WBKO's AM Kentucky.  The award is sponsored by WBKO and Flora Templeton Stuart, Attorney at Law.  NJE will now be entered in a grand prize drawing for $2000 to promote leadership activities in the school.  To learn more about Poppy's Leadership Award and to watch the featured video, click read more.

Eastern Elementary Experiencing Phone Problems

Eastern Elementary School is currently experiencing a phone problem that may be limiting calls to the school.  Staff are on the way to work to correct the problem. Please continue to monitor this web site for information and updates.  Email to the school is still an option if you have capabilities.  Calls can also be made to the Board of Education office 270-651-3787.

High Attendance Day for Barren County Schools

Thursday, September 18, 2014 is high attendance day for Barren County Schools.  Let's strive for 100%!

Read an eBook Day

Visit the Barren County Schools eLibrary or contact your school media specialist to learn more.
Students use their student ID to log in and staff need to see their media specialist to get an ID.

SPIRIT DAY

SPIRIT DAY DRESS

BCHS Media Center Ribbon Cutting

Way to go Trojan Football!

You can keep up to date with all the BC Sports Scores on the Sports Report and the Twitter feed.

Congratulations Barren County Marching Band

Barren County Band named Grand Champion Saturday night. 

Additional pictures posted to our Facebook page.

BCMS Football CANCELLED

The BCMS Football Game and Homecoming is CANCELLED for Tuesday, September 2nd.  

Schools Closed - Labor Day

We hope everyone has a great weekend and remember that schools are CLOSED on Monday in observance of Labor Day.