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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.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Please call the office at (859) 625-6140 to schedule an appointment with your child's teacher(s).

Social Media Mania: Nothing But The Apps Presentation

All parents are welcome to attend a free presentation on safe social media use at Madison Southern High School Auditorium Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be provided in the cafeteria at 5:15 p.m. Please RSVP at 387-6311 today.

A Valentine's Printmaking Class

At A Valentine's Printmaking Class, you will be introduced to the process of foam relief printmaking, see demonstrations, and create your own prints!  The class will be two hours long, and we have two different sessions available, located at Foley Middle School in the Art Room.

February Sessions:  A Valentine's Printmaking Class

  • Monday, February 12th 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  This class is designed for our Foley Middle School students and costs $8.00 (Fees will be collected the day of the session.)
  • Tuesday, February 13th 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  This class is open to Foley Middle School students and FAMILY!  Come and enjoy the process of printmaking with your middle school student and create your own Valentine's.  Students $8.00 and Adults $10.00 (Fees will be collected the day of the session.)

This FUNDRAISER supports our Visual Art Department.

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.

SBDM Council Meeting Cancelled

The SBDM Council meeting that was scheduled for today, January 16, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. has been cancelled.

SBDM Council Meeting Cancelled

The regularly scheduled SBDM Council meeting for today, January 8, 2018 has been cancelled.  The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. 

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.
National Made by Milk 2017 Carton Construction Contest Quidditch Stadium Created from Milk Cartons By 7th Grade Students

7th Grade Visual Art Students are participating in the National Made by Milk 2017 Carton Construction Contest.  This year’s theme was sports.  Instead of doing traditional sports, the group decided to create a Quidditch stadium inspired by the books and movies of Harry Potter.  Quidditch is a magical sport in which the players fly on broomsticks and throw the ball through the hoops while the Seeker is in search of the Golden Snitch.  Once the Snitch is caught, the game is over.  It was interesting to learn that several colleges and universities have picked up this fictional game and created version for their students to play.  Berea College Student Crafts department has also started making Quidditch style brooms that are sold to several of these schools.

The students had to create the sculpture out of milk cartons and were only allowed 20% another material.  Foley’s cafeteria staff saved the cartons and washed them for the project.  Cartons had to be cut and made into sheets. 

After School Tutoring Available

Tutoring Information:

6th Grade - Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:05PM-4:05PM.

7th Grade - Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:05PM-4:05PM.

8th Grade - Mondays & Thursdays from 3:05PM-4:05PM.

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.