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Senior Beta Excels at State Convention!

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Basketball Games Cancelled

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

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.

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

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. 

Thanksgiving Holiday

Ribbon Cutting Event

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.

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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.

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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, for more information.



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.

Event Changes- Due to Extreme Heat

All sporting events or other weather related changes for the next few days that are reported to us will be posted here.

  • Barren Co/Glasgow Bowl 8/23 first game start time has been changed to 6:00 pm.
  • Girls Soccer on Saturday, 8/23 @ Warren East has been slightly changed.  BCHS will play at 9 am but will be finished by 10:30 am. 
  • BCHS Boys Golf Tournament 8/23 is Cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday Aug 30 at 10:30 am. Barren River State Park

Barren County 21st Century and Nutrition Services Partnership


21st Century students grow and prepare food for BC Cafeteria

Barren County 21st Century Summer Scholars worked with the Greenhouse Camp and community partners to plant, weed, harvest, and prepare 5000 servings of corn for the students of Barren County Schools.  All students will have the opportunity to taste this fresh, locally grown corn in the cafeteria today, Monday, August 11th. 

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Barren County Welcomes New Employees

New Employee Orientation - August 1st 

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 the Barren County High School JROTC Facility. 

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


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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Schools CLOSED Monday, February 3

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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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%!

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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 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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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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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

2014/2015 Open Enrollment

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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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!



Barren Co. / Glasgow Football Bowl - Weather Delay Update

After severe weather delayed the first of the Saturday night bowl games, the decision was made to postpone the 2nd half of the Glasgow vs Hart Co. game until 4:00 pm Sunday, August 24th.  The Barren County and Metcalfe Co. game will be played approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. 

Come out and join us in support of your favorite team!  The Barren Co / Glasgow  Football Bowl will now be conducted Sunday beginning at 4:00pm at the BCHS Trojan Stadium.  Officials have announced that no admission will be charged for these postponed games.


Phone Issues - North Jackson Elementary School & College Street Campus

As of this morning, Aug 28, we are experiencing phone issues at North Jackson Elementary School & College Street Campus.  The main phone lines are not currently ringing at the schools.  Repair crews have been contacted and have been on-site to address the issue. There may be additional sporadic outages affecting other locations.  We will update you as the situation changes.  Click read more for additional ways to contact the school...

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BCHS Media Center Ribbon Cutting

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.

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. 

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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.

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.

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.  

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“Ready for Life” Parent Help Meet

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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


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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.

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Congratulations Barren County Marching Band

Barren County Band named Grand Champion Saturday night. 

Additional pictures posted to our Facebook page.

Rising Temperatures Prompt Barren County Staff to Pass out Water to Students Riding Buses

Recent increases in the temperature have caused school officials to see the need to pass out water to students as they board their bus home.  Cortni Crews, DPP for Barren County Schools stated that “temperatures outside and on the bus created a need for students to be well hydrated.  We don’t want students to be uncomfortable or even worse become ill from the heat.”  Pictured: Custodians passing out water at Hiseville Elementary.

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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



Barren County Schools Preschool/Kindergarten Open Enrollment


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

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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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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

2013-2014 Yearbook Pick Up

2013-2014 BCHS Yearbooks will be distributed on Friday, August 1 from 12-6pm in the main hall at the high school.

Nutrition Services - Lunch Menus

Barren County Nutrition Services Staff is ready to serve you!  Please take a look at our breakfast and lunch for the first days of school.  All lunch menus will be posted online under the "Lunch Menu" link of this website as the menus change.  If you have questions regarding Free and Reduced Lunch applications, please call 270-651-3787 and ask for Kendra or Jackie.  

Non-Credible Threat Received at Trojan Academy

A non-credible bomb threat was reported to school officials at approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning, Monday, August 25th.  School Officials immediately evacuated students to safe areas, contacted law enforcement, and followed all procedures for such a threat.  School Officials and the Barren County Sheriff’s Department conducted a thorough sweep of the entire building, and nothing was found. After an all clear was given, students and staff returned to their classrooms.  An investigation by School Officials led to a confession by the individual who made the threat, and disciplinary action will be taken in accordance to the Discipline Code of Conduct.

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.

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   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.

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!

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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. 

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Wizard of OZ

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. 

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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 for questions. 

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

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.

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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.

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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 Teacher Featured in Epson in Classroom

According to Ms. Perkins, origami also makes teaching area formulas easier. “When we create something like a sliding star, it’s an octagon. So we found the area of the octagon, and the trapezoids within the octagon. All the shapes are in there—it’s a real life application of all those formulas I’m making them memorize.”
To view full article click HERE


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

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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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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. 


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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.

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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. 


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School Lunch: There's an APP for that!

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 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...

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Hometown Hero

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


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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.  

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.


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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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.  

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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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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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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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.

Community Art Guild Offering Children's Art Class

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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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.

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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. 

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.
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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. 

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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  Proceeds will be split between the Barren County YMCA and Athletic Booster Club.  

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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. 

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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.

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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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!
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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


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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Capstone Signing Images

Click here to view photos from the Fine Arts Capstone Signing 

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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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.

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." .

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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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:

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

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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

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

Donna Morgan

ATEAM Program Director


Or email



Revised District Calendar as of March 27, 2014


Click here for a printable version of the updated calendar.


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 Choose the medium coed Varsity tab and then choose Barren County High School on the right.

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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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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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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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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21st Century Community Learning Centers

Open the first day of school in all elementary schools to better serve your needs, this after school program can provide a safe environment for school age children in addition to academic and enrichment activities.  Please contact your school site coordinator for more information.  For registration, price, and scholarship information, please click here:

Preschool to begin August 21st with Dual Busing Restored

                With preschool set to begin this Thursday, August 21st, we are proud to announce that preschooler s will once again be on their own bus to and from school.   With this being the case, starting and ending times have changed slightly.  Preschool hours will be 8:00-1:15, Monday through Thursday, with transportation being provided.     Please note that you can choose to transport your child and drop him/her off at an earlier time, if needed.  Your child may also stay and participate in 21st Century programming at each school after the 1:15 departure time, if you choose to pick him/her up at a later time.  
On Fridays,  21st Century Programming will be offered to all preschoolers at a small fee ($10) if you choose to participate and transport your child to and from school.    As always, we are excited about the year to come and look forward to seeing your little ones this Thursday!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact staff at your school or Cynthia York, Director of Special Programs at 270-651-3787.

Barren County Transportation Releases 2014-15 Bus Routes

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KSBA Policy & Procedure Consultant/eMeeting Trainer Position Posted
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Barren County High School Season Sports Tickets On Sale

All Barren County High School 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. We are currently only offering the Fall Season Tickets for football, soccer, volleyball and student passes.

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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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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 January 20th

Spirit Day Jan16

Barren County Students Compete at Regional Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Spelling Bee
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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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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.

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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

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Winter Sports Schedules

Barren County High School 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. Changes that need to be made to schedules will be made and noted, so please check back often. 

*** View the SPORTS CALENDAR by clicking HERE

** NOTE ** Bowling has been cancelled for Monday 11/17 and will be rescheduled for Dec. 17th

BCHS - Swim Team Schedule
BCHS - Bowling Team Schedule



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.

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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 or call Jackie Nuckols at (270) 651-6315