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Board approves pay increase for all employees

The Madison County Board of Education showed a balanced budget again this school year and wants to recognize the hard work and dedication of our teachers and staff. The Board put $1 million toward an across-the-board pay increase. All employees will receive a 1.5 percent salary increase beginning July 1. Again, the Board wants to show all our staff how much they are appreciated in what they do preparing our students. The collective effort of teachers and staff has resulted in MCS being a distinguished district.

Naming of the Music Wing at MCHS

Superintendent Elmer Thomas, at the request of the administration at Madison Central High School, has asked the Board to consider naming the music wing at MCHS the H. Brent Barton Music Wing. This name would be in honor of former Band Director H. Brent Barton, who retired from education last year. Under Mr. Barton's direction, the band program at MCHS became one of the state's premier programs. Mr. Barton's bands have won three KMEA State Championships. He certainly built a tremendous marching and concert band program. The official recommendation for the naming of the music wing will be voted on by the Board of Education at the July 13 regular meeting.

Kindergarten Registration Information

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, students must turn five (5) on or before August 1 for admission to kindergarten. Previously, students were required to turn 5 on or before October 1 for admission. The change is reflected in KRS 158.030. Madison County Schools will be hosting kindergarten registration at all four kindergarten academies - Madison Kindergarten Academy, Shannon Johnson Elementary, Kingston Elementary, and Waco Elementary. Parents can find information about kindergarten registration by clicking HERE.

Summer Learning and Fun Opportunities Available Throughout Madison County

Madison County - and many surrounding counties - host a variety of summer learning and summer fun opportunities for kids of all ages. Please visit the district's SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES page for details on many of these activities.

2017-2018 school year calendar set by the Board

The Madison County Board of Education voted to approve the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. The school year will begin for students on Wednesday, Aug. 16, and end on Friday, May 25. The calendar includes a three-day fall break the first week of October as well as a full week of spring break the first week of April. The calendar can be viewed HERE.

MSHS bass fishing teams place 1st and 2nd in state tournament MSHS bass fishing tournament winners

Madison Southern High School recently competed in the TBF State Championship at Lake Cumberland. During this competition, which hosted more than 192 boats of high school fishers, MSHS had boats that placed 1st and 2nd. This was the largest high school fishing tournament that TBF had ever put on. These boaters were Brandon Turner and Seth Hembree with 15 pounds, 2 ounces for first place and Blake Harold and Cameron Cochran with 14 pounds, 10 ounces for second place.

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