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Graduation ceremony information

Graduation ceremonies for both Madison County Schools high schools are set for this weekend. 
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.

Graduates from each high school will be issued tickets for the graduation ceremonies. Tickets will be required for entry to both ceremonies. 

EKU has asked that attendees follow these guidelines as they move through the parking lot at Alumni Coliseum:

SENIORS: Important Info & Dates

Seniors and parents of seniors should read the attached document carefully for important information regarding end-of-school dates, events and graduation.

2018-19 MCHS/EKU Dual Credit Students

Students who have been accepted into the EKU Dual credit for next year must make plans to attend a regisration session at EKU on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 8:30 am at the Whitlock Building behind Model.

Last day for students is shortened school day district logo

Tuesday, May 29, (the last day of school for students) will be a shortened day for ALL students. Dismissal will be 4 hours earlier than the regular dismissal time. Buses will run as normal for pick up and drop off. Breakfast will be served and grab-and-go lunches will be served.

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
Tuesday, August 14th - 8:30 - 11:30
Thursday, August 16th - 8:30 - 11:00 & 12:00 - 2:00 


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

Congratulations MCHS Students

.Photo of students selected for Henry Clay Statesmanship Center Student Congress

Two Madison Central High School students, Johnathon Cromer and Tina Wu, were selected to participate in the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship Student Congress.  They will participate in a week-long conference at Transylvania University.  They completed an extensive application progress and were among only fifty students selected nation-wide.  They will delve into policy-making progress and develop leadership and communication skills.  

Bethany Briscoe and Kevin Presnell nominated the students.  They learned about HCCSSC through their participation in the History Education through Advanced Research and Technology Grant.  Kentucky Education Development Corporation (KEDC) organizes the H.E.A.R.T. grant, which is a three-year grant that focuses on educating teachers through content-specific instruction and hands on experiences, with an emphasis on student engagement, technology and active research.

Lifeguard Positions Available

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

Updated 2017-2018 school year calendar

Please note the following adjustments to the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year calendar:

  • Students last day will now be Tuesday, May 29. 
  • Preschool students last day will be Wednesday, May 23.
  • There will be no school on Monday, May 28, in honor of Memorial Day.
  • Graduation dates and times will not change. However, graduating seniors will have to report to school on Tuesday, May 29, to pick up their diplomas.
  • If you are a staff member, closing day has been moved to Monday, June 4.

17-18 school year calendar

Additions to safety measures for Madison County Schools

In response to recent violent acts on school campuses across our nation, Madison County Schools has been exploring ways to increase safety and security on our schools campuses and in our buildings. The district has recently partnered with the Safe School Helpline, which is a 24/7 helpline for reporting any threat of harm. Information about Safe School Helpline is being sent home this week with students. Please be on the lookout. In addition, the district is also in the process of hiring 20 safety monitors to be stationed across the district. More information has been added to the School Safety page of our website and we invite you to visit the page to find out more.

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.

9th Grade Scheduling Presentation
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.