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State Orator

RCHS senior Jordan Woody won the state oration contest sponsored by the Kentucky Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.  (She won first place at the local level for the Simon Kenton Chapter last month, advancing her to the state level.)  The KYSSAR had its annual meeting in Erlanger on Saturday.  She delivered her oration in front of the state delegation and was presented a certificate, a medal, and a check for $500! She will represent the State of Kentucky at the national contest in Knoxville this summer.state oration

Pictured in the photo are:  [L-R] Tom Geimeier (President, Simon Kenton Chapter); Donald Drewry (Chaplain, Simon Kenton Chapter); Pat Berry (Chairman, Kentucky SAR Youth Programs); Dr. Larry M. Leslie (President, Kentucky SAR); Jordan Woody; Mrs. Woody (Jordan's mom); Forrest Chilton (Chairman, Kentucky SAR Oration Contest)

Cooper Basketball

The Cooper High School boys' basketball team just wrapped up an amazing season, culminating in the State Championship game against Bowling Green High School.  Even though they weren't able to come away with the victory, we are extremely proud of our Cooper Jaguars and congratulate them on a great year and for being the 2017 Kentucky State Runners-up.  Sean McNeil, Adam Kunkel, and Dante Hendrix were named to the State All-Tournament Team.

Cooper State Basketball GameCooper State Basketball Game

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Truth and Consequences

Seventh graders at Ockerman Middle School had an opportunity to participate in Truth and Consequences. Students moved between four sessions that help to illustrate the impact that drugs and alcohol can have on individuals and their families. The sessions included talking with people in recovery, parents of addicts, and counselors & psychologists. Students also participated in "reality" scenarios that involved speaking with judges, police officers, school administrators, counselors, and attorneys.

Truth and ConsequenseTruth and Consequenses

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Penguins Visit Thornwilde

Penguins from the Newport Aquarium visited Thornwilde to help the students celebrate reaching their reading goals! The students learned about penguin habitats, markings and predators. They also had an opportunity to pet one of the penguins!

penguins at Thornwildepenguins at Thornwilde

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District Summer Credit Information

District Summer Credit Info

Register for Summer Credit courses on this Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/zx2gOURnXsIbXbcv2

Preschool Developmental Screenings

Preschool screenings will be held at Ralph Rush Professional Development Center on April 7th.  The screenings are from 9 AM until 3 PM, call 859-334-3794 to schedule an appointment.  You will need to bring:

  • Your child's birth certificate
  • Proof of residence (such as a bill or lease)
  • Current immunization certificate
  • Social security card

Ralph Rush Professional Development Center is located at 99 Center Street in Florence, Kentucky.  The Preschool Enrollment packet is available here.

Kindergarten Registration

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KY Department of Education Changes Birthday Cutoff for Kindergarten

A change in the birthday eligibility cutoff for Kentucky kindergarteners will take effect in the 2017-2018 school year. The new date for Kentucky students is August 1. Any child who turns 5 years old on or before August 1, can enroll in Boone County’s ½ day Kindergarten Program. This change affects student’s statewide.

Boone County’s Board of Education has a policy, per Senate Bill 24, that allows parents to request early-entrance for kindergarten, but children must exhibit high levels of academic, social and emotional aptitude based on a series of assessments. The process for early-entrance must be completed before the last day of the 2016-2017 school year. Please contact the Boone County Board of Education, Christen Morgan at (859)-334-4466 or christen.morgan@boone.kyschools.us, if you have any questions.

More information can be located on Kentucky Department of Education’s website: http://education.ky.gov/curriculum/conpro/prim-pre/Pages/EarlyEntranceK.aspx

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Our Mission

District Mission:  Representing and in partnership with our stakeholders, the Boone County School District recognizes that all children can learn and dedicates itself to providing a challenging educational environment that allows each student to achieve to his or her highest potential as a learner and citizen.

District Vision:  Every graduate ready for college, career, and life



  • 2016 PLTW Middle School Gateway Teacher of the Year: Todd Hanley-R.A. Jones Middel School
  • 2016 Storer/Toyota Business Engagement Collaboration: Dr. Karen Cheser, Deputy Superintendent
  • 2016 Helen Carroll Champion of Education award: Sue Sorrell-Conner High 
  • 2016 Golden Apple award winners: Melissa Dunn-Yealey Elementary, Kyle Holloway-Erpenbeck Elementary, Elizabeth Kamradt-Conner Middle and William Kidwell-Gray Middle
  • 2016 Rotary Teachers of the Year: Chad Caddell-Stephens Elementary, Michelle David-Cooper High, Julia Hansel-Conner Middle 
  • 2016 KET Innovative Teacher Award: Regina Egbers-Gray Middle
  • 2016 KMEA State Elementary Music Teacher of the Year Award - Betty Webber-Erpenbeck Elementary
  • 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award – Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe
  • 2015 F.L. Dupree Outstanding Superintendent Award – Dr. Randy Poe
  • 2015 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky – Deputy Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser
  • 2015 National Woman Administrator Award Finalist – Deputy Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser 2015
  • A.D. Albright Outstanding Administrator Leader – Connie Crigger, Mann Elementary School Principal
  • 2015 Greater Cincinnati Teacher of Excellence – Alexandra Shepherd, Burlington Elementary School
  • 2015 Rotary Teachers of the Year: Valorie Cooper, Burlington Elementary School and Eric Blankenship Conner Middle School
  • 2015 National Outstanding Biology Teacher Award – Lenny Beck, Boone County High School
  • 2014-2015 Kentucky Counselor of the Year – Chris Deel, North Pointe Elementary School
  • 2014-2015 (72) National Board Certified Teachers 2015 Teacher of the Year Semi-finalists: Stacie Kegley, Longbranch Elementary & Victoria Yeomanson, Cooper High School
  • 2014 KASA Administrator of the Year – Erika Bowles, Longbranch Elementary School Principal
  • 2014 Kentucky PTA Outstanding Educator – Jim Detwiler, Stephens Elementary School Principal
  • 2014 National American History Teacher of the Year – Doug Logan, Ockerman Middle School
  • 2014 NTSA Distinguished Teaching Award – Tricia Shelton, Boone County High School
  • 2014 3C Outstanding Educator Award – Victoria Yeomanson, Cooper High School
  • 2013 Superintendent of the Year – Dr. Randy Poe, Boone County Schools 2013 KASA Administrator of the Year – Karen Cheser, Boone County Schools Deputy Superintendent
  • 2013 KASA Administrator of the Year – Tim Hitzfield, Conner High School Principal
  • 2013 Blue Ribbon School – Mann Elementary
  • 2013 Siemens Fellow – Melissa Stolz, R.A. Jones Middle School
  • 2013 Oasis Award Winner
  • 2013 Florence Rotary Club Teacher of the Year - Akrivi Watson, North Pointe Elementary
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Florence, KY 41042
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