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My School: Madison Central High School

The new school year is off to a great start at Madison Central!  Students and staff kicked off the new year with an opening day pep rally on the football field in order to welcome students back and create excitement for the new year.

MCS leading area districts on Unbridled Learning Assessment

Madison County Schools is pleased to announce that the district outperformed all seven surrounding county school districts as well as Berea Independent Schools in the 2015 Unbridled Learning Assessments. The district remains designated as a "Proficient" district. Proficient means the district ranks in the 70th percentile or above among all 173 Kentucky districts. MCS increased it ranking from the 87th percentile last year to 89th this year among Kentucky districts.

My School: Shannon Johnson Elementary

Shannon Johnson Elementary kicked off its Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) program with a Dads and Kids pizza night on Sept. 15. The kickoff included 136 dads or father figures attending.

Waco Elementary selected as honorable mention school

Waco Elementary was selected by the Kentucky Department of Education as an honorable mention school regarding the school's TELL Kentucky survey results. The initial selection included the list of schools that reached the 50% minimum threshold for response rate on the TELL Kentucky survey. For Phase II, the schools that ranked in the third or fourth quartiles regarding working conditions were then selected to move on to the next phase.

Foley teacher selected as KMEA District 11 teacher of the year

The District 11 chapter of The Kentucky Music Educators Association has named Kristen Harrod from Foley Middle School the KMEA middle school teacher of the year. District 11 encompasses all music educators in more than 13 counties including Madison, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Rockcastle, Garrard, Lee, Jackson, Owsley, Powell, Estill, and Wolfe. 

MC JROTC, community partners working with middle schools

The Clark-Moores/B. Michael Caudill Youth Service Center is collaborating with LTC Rich Livingston, Command Sergeant Major Otis Hooper, and the Madison Central Army JROTC program to provide a middle school cadet corps leadership program for students at Clark-Moores and B. Michael Caudill middle schools. The program will focus on leadership, citizenship, team building and several other character education topics.

DUDE. be nice. kicks off at Farristown Middle

Farristown Middle School started the year off NICE! The DUDE. be nice project is a platform to inspire young people to build a positive community by recognizing  others in a fun, creative and meaningful way. FTMS kicked off the school year by recognizing every student as a STAR. Each student was given a star (with a STARburst attached) on the first day that stated, “You are the STAR of our school”. This set the tone for the kindness initiatives that students immediately began!  In the few short weeks since school started, students have shown their kindness in a variety of ways.

MCHS student selected for PEP program at UK

Madison Central High School's Hannah Hazelwood attended a highly competitive and very strenuous four and half week academic residential program at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Hannah was among 35 incoming college students attending the Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP Scholars). This program helps prepare students for the admissions process for medical or dental school, as well as a successful career in undergrad.

Foley teacher completes national training

Foley Middle School Teacher Jo Ponder was one of 34 teachers nationwide chosen to complete a food science training program developed and implemented in a partnership between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and Graduate School USA. The one-week program for middle and high school science teachers, as well as family and consumer science and health education teachers, took place in Washington this summer.

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Richmond , KY 40475
Phone: 859-624-4500