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Superintendent Thomas announces retirement Superintendent Elmer Thomas

Madison County Schools Superintendent Elmer Thomas announced his intent to retire at the Board of Education meeting March 22. Thomas has served as superintendent for the past 5 school years. He intends to retire during the summer of 2018.

2018-2019 school year calendar set by Board

The Madison County Board of Education voted to approve the calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. The school year will begin for students on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and end on Friday, May 24. The calendar includes a three-day fall break in October as well as a full week of spring break the first week of April. The calendar can be viewed HERE.

Lifeguard Positions Available

Boonesboro State Park has lifeguard positions available for the summer.  For information, contact Rhonda Thomas at 859-527-3131.

WKU at MCHS Monday

Western Kentucky University’s Admissions /Advising office will be here  to meet with the students that have been accepted to WKU for the Fall of 2018. The meeting will take place on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 9:05 am in the lecture hall. Any accepted student is welcome to attend the meeting and a list of those students will be sent to teachers the day before.  Just make sure your teacher knows you are going to the meeting and make sure to sign in once there.

MCHS Dance Team Open Clinics

The Madison Central Dance Team will have open dance clinics for girls that are currently in grades 6-11 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in April from 3:30-5:30 PM.

The clinic dates are April 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26. Clinics will be held at the studio in the Phillips Building.  Each girl needs to have a physical form turned in to participate.

Information for MCHS Seniors

All students have been emailed a link to vote for Mister and Miss Central (Round One). 


Seniors have additional links to vote for Senior Superlatives, the Clinton Cunningham Award and the Officer Daniel Ellis Award.

All voting ends Thursday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m.


Seniors will receive Scholarship Forms for Senior Awards Day and Job Shadowing Forms during homeroom on Tuesday, March 6th.


Seniors may still purchase a class shirt for $5 in Mrs. Briscoe's room (1008).  Only sizes small, medium and large are left.


Any senior that wants to try out to perform a musical act at Senior Awards Day needs to sign up outside Mrs. Briscoe, Mrs. Gray's or Mrs. Ingram's room.

Summer Open Enrollment Dates for 2018-2019 School Year

Thursday, June 14th - 8:30 - 11:30
Wednesday, June 20th - 8:30 - 11:30
Thursday, July 19th - 8:30 - 11:30
Wednesday, August 1st - 8:30 - 11:30
Wednesday, August 15th - 8:30 - 11:00 & 12:00 - 2:00
Thursday, August 16th - 8:30 - 11:30

Please click on the School Information tab (to the left) and select
Enrollment/Withdrawal of Students
for more information.

MCHS 2018 Project Graduation Events

MCHS 2018 Project Graduation is hosting several fundraising events to support out seniors, including:

Solutions! EKU Science & Math Camp

Join in the search for SOLUTIONS!, the EKU College of Science’s Science and Math summer camp experience for rising high school juniors & seniors to be held June 3-8, 2018. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2018.

Indian Princess Prom Project

The MCHS Indian Princess Project will be held Tuesday, March 27 & Thursday, March 29 from 3:15-4:30 PM in the Youth Service Center in the Phillips Building.  FREE dresses & accessories are available for students who cannot afford prom attire.  Donations are accepted daily.  Contact Tonya Snyder at Madison Central.

Graduation dates and times set by Board

Graduation dates have been set by the Madison County Board of Education. 
Madison Southern High School graduation will be Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m.
Madison Central High School graduation will be Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m.
Both ceremonies will take place at EKU's Alumni Coliseum.

MCHS Science Olympiad takes first at regional competition

MCHS Science Olympiad teamMadison Central High School Science Olympiad team finished first in the Lexington Region this weekend and will move on to compete at the state tournament. Congratulations and best wishes!

Central KY Job Fair

A Central KY Career Fair will be held in Berea KY.  The employers we have registered for the job fair so far are:

  • State of Kentucky
  • Nesco Resource – Placement agency
  • Madison County Schools
  • Bechtel – connected with the military depot
  • Berea College
  • Novelis
  • Kentucky Steel
  • KI USA
  • Madison County Health Department
  • Fairway Leasing
  • Hyster-Yale
Safety in Madison County Schools district logo

The images on our screens this week from Parkland, Fla., were horrifying, alarming, and heart breaking. Students fleeing from a place where they should feel safe from the worries of a much bigger world, rock us back on our heels. It is never something we want to think about happening in our own district, but it is something we know we must be thinking about almost constantly.


While every school district is unique in its own characteristics, we all share one common element – a love of children and a dedication to their growth and development. It doesn’t matter if that district is located in Newtown, Conn. or Parkland, Fla. or Madison County, Ky., our goal is all the same – teach them, feed them, love them, and send them into the world prepared for success.


Safety is our highest priority. There is no way Madison County Schools can accomplish the instructional goals we have set if our students and our staff don’t feel safe while they are at school. So we work with organizations like the Kentucky Center for School Safety and local law enforcement agencies to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep our students and staff safe every day.

9th Grade Scheduling Presentation
Officer Daniel Ellis Memorial 5k

Online registration is open for the 2018 Officer Daniel Ellis Memorial 5K.  Current registration for the 5K is $25 but will go up to $30 on March 1st at midnight.  We are also offering a "Virtual Runner/Walker" category again if you or someone you know can't make it on race day but would like to contribute to the cause and get your race shirt and bib mailed to you.

SPONSORS:  If you are a decision maker in your company or organization and interested in supporting our 5K financially or with some type of in-kind donation please contact Justin Moore.  

If you register the week of February 12-17, 2018 and use the code ELLIS2018 you can save $5.00 on your entry fee - sale ends Saturday, February 17th at midnight.

Special Wheels for Special Kids Car Show

Saturday, May 5, 2018, Madison Central will host the 2nd Annual Special Wheels for Special Kids Car Show.  All proceeds will go to the Special Education Depart at MCHS.  Registration occurs from 9:00 AM til noon.  Entry fee is $15. Awards will follow at 2:00 PM. Rain date is May 6, from noon til 4:00 PM.  Judged Classes include:


Best of class 79' and Below and 80' and up:

  • Chevrolet
  • GMC
  • Ford
  •  Mopar
  • Best of class:
  • Rat Rod 
  • Motorcycle
  • Top 10 of show

Awards:  People's Choice, Student Choice & Top Car Club Turnout 


For additional information or if you would like to be a sponsor for the show please contact: amanda.spicer2@madison.kyschools.us

Calendar update

Madison County Schools 2017-2018 school year calendar has changed in light of recent inclement weather. School will be in session on Monday, February 19, 2018. This day was originally slated as a staff planning and development day.

Central KY Job Fair

Berea Church of God is bringing together local employers with job seekers from central & eastern Kentucky on April 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM thru 6:30 PM.  Employers may contact Beth Myers at 859-986-8528, ext 2164 to register.

Wintertime Reminders

Please keep these wintertime reminders handy as we navigate the winter months and their unpredictibility.

  • All cancellations will be announced officially by the district on this website as well as on the district's official social media sites - Facebook and Twitter. If you see a cancellation and are uncertain of its validity, please check the district's website or social media sites.
  • If the district chooses to have an NTI day (non-traditional instruction), that information will also be announced on the district's website and official social media sites.
  • Students should have received NTI packets and information from their schools. If that information has not been made available to your child, please contact his or her teacher or the school's office.
  • If the district elects to delay the start of school, that information will be announced on the district's website and official social media sites. Information about a delay can be found on the district's website under the "District Information" tab on the left side of the page.
Madison Central English Teacher Wins Chamber of Commerce Award

Chris Harrell

Madison Central English Teacher Wins Chamber of Commerce Award

Chris Harrell, a high school English teacher at Madison Central High School (Madison County), has been named the 2017 Richmond Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year. He was honored at the annual Chamber of Commerce awards banquet on November 2, 2017.

Chris graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education in 2007 and a Masters in English, specializing in Rhetoric and Composition, in 2009. He has nine years of experience in education, all at Madison Central, and currently teaches AP English Language and Composition and Dual Credit English 101/102. 

Madison Central Chemistry Teacher Wins KSTA Award

Picture of Elizabeth Howard

Madison Central Chemistry Teacher Wins KSTA Award

Elizabeth Howard, a high school chemistry teacher at Madison Central High School (Madison County), has been named the 2017 Kentucky Science Teacher Association (KSTA) High School Teacher of the Year.  Howard was honored at the annual KSTA conference on November 10, 2017 in Lexington. 

Howard has seven years of experience in education, teaching chemistry, integrated science, and environmental science in Central Kentucky.  Elizabeth graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Science Education.  She earned a Master of Education from Georgetown College.  Elizabeth will graduate in May 2018 with a Master of Science in Chemistry from Eastern Kentucky University writing her internship-based project over evaluating the efficacy of Modeling Instruction™ in the high school chemistry classroom.  Elizabeth has presented her research at the American Chemical Society national convention hosted in San Francisco and was awarded the Dr. Harry Smiley Memorial Graduate Award from Eastern Kentucky University.   

MCHS Yearbook Information

MCHS Yearbook informatin for the 2017-18 school year may be found on the yearbook website.

Board approves proposed rezoning plan

Madison County Schools Board of Education approved the proposed rezoning plan to take effect in August 2018. Assistant Superintendent Randy Neeley presented the plan and then answered questions from the Board members. The plan was approved with a vote of 4-1 with the opposing vote coming from Board Member Mary Renfro. The proposed plan includes the new zone for Boonesborough Elementary and outlines the changes for other elementary schools as well as the shift for middle schools.


Schools affected include: Boonesborough Elementary, White Hall Elementary, Glenn Marshall Elementary, Kit Carson Elementary, Daniel Boone Elementary, and Kirksville Elementary; as well as B. Michael Caudill Middle, Madison Middle, and Clark-Moores Middle.

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