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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.

Pictures Retakes

Picture retakes will be taken on Wednesday, November 8th.  Please do not wear green.

No School For Students

There will be no school for students on Monday, November 6, 2017.  This will be a Professional Development Day for staff.

Veteran's Day Program Flier About Veteran's Day Program 2017

Veteran's Day Program
November 10, 2017
9 AM

Students and Staff are encouraged to invite their relatives, who are veterans, to our Program. They will enjoy the Hospitality Room, social time with other veterans, and be recognized at the Program.

Please stop by the office and pick-up, complete, and return an info card about your veteran and let us know whether they will attend or not attend the program.

Alicia Hunter selected as Instructional Supervisor for Madison County Schools Alicia Hunter

Madison County Schools has selected Alicia Hunter to serve as Instructional Supervisor for the district. Hunter has served as principal at Farristown Middle School since the school opened.


“We are excited to have Mrs. Hunter take on this role in the district,” said Assistant Superintendent David Gilliam. “We are confident her leadership skills will be an asset to the district as we continue to provide quality instruction for students across the district.”

Halloween Concert

The award winning Foley Middle school 7th and 8th grade band students will be performing a Halloween concert at 7pm on Thursday, November 2nd in the Foley Middle School Gym. We invite you to come out and hear a “Spook-tac-ular” concert filled with Halloween themed songs performed by the band students as they dress up in different costumes. Admission is FREE. We hope to see you there!

Parent Teacher Conferences (Updated Information)

Parent/Teacher conferences have been moved to October 30, 2017.  The time you scheduled will remain the same, it will just be on a different date.  



Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Please call (859) 625-6140 to schedule an appointment with your child's teachers.  We look forward to seeing you Monday afternoon!

Fall Festival and Vendor Fair

Admission:  $3.00 for Children and $4.00 for Adults

Friday, October 20th  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fun for the entire family!  Free games with prizes featuring a cake walk, basketball throw, football toss, ring toss, disk drop and win prizes!!  There will also be vendors set up for some early Christmas shopping as well as Kona Ice!  Come out and support our student Renaissance program!

Walk With The Arts Warriors Lead at The Walk With The Arts

Friday, September 29th was the 10th Berea Arts Council Walk with the Arts, an educational event that all fourth grade students from Madison County Schools, Berea Community, and Model participate in.  For the past 6 years, Foley Middle School has had the opportunity to volunteer and run the weaving booths.  Our student volunteers were in charge of 4 booths this year, 2 for the standing looms and 2 for Berea Rocks.  It is a great leadership opportunity and a wonderful experience to observe professional artists and artisans at work.

Self Defense Class

Come out and join us for a fun evening of learning basic sef-defense skills at Madison Central High School.  All middle school students are welcome.  To register, please call your Youth Service Center at (859) 387-8615.

Date:  October 26, 2017

Time:  5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Place:  Madison Central High School Gym (Front)

Warriors Art Work on Display at the Berea Arts Council for "The Book Transformed" Exhibition

Students displaying 6th Grade Book Transformed Project       Students displaying Book Transformed 8th Grade Project     Students displaying 2017 Book Transformed 8th Grade Group Project

Excited to announce that our 6th and 8th grade visual art students have been busy planning and working on a conceptual work of art that will be on display at the Berea Arts Council for The Book Transformed exhibition.  This was a group project that our students actively worked on and we are excited to have this on display with professional artists.


The opening of the exhibition will be Friday October 6th.  There will be an opening reception from 5:30-7:30 with light refreshments served, usually cookies and punch.  This is an opportunity for the artists to meet and show their works of art.  The show will be on display from October 6th through November 11th.  The Berea Arts Council is located in the Artist Village (Old Town) at 139 North Broadway in Berea.  

Spring Assessment Data Released

Spring assessment data is being released this week by the Kentucky Department of Education. This year’s assessment data is being reported differently, as the state is transitioning away from the Unbridled Learning Accountability Model and moving to the new accountability system – the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Kentucky Senate Bill 1. This year, schools did not receive an overall score, classification, or ranking. While our schools will not be classified as novice, apprentice, proficient, and distinguished, we have received impressive results in our gap, growth, college- and career-readiness, and graduation rate data. The new accountability system is expected to be in place for the 2018-2019 school year with accountability first reported in the 2019-2020 school year.

Principal named for Boonesborough Elementary Dr. Shelly Boulden portrait

Boonesborough Elementary School has its first-ever principal. Superintendent Elmer Thomas selected Dr. Shelly Boulden to serve as the first principal of the district’s newest elementary school.


“We are very proud to announce Dr. Shelly Boulden as the first principal at Boonesborough Elementary,” Thomas said. “Her leadership and instructional expertise will certain be valuable in the opening of a new school.”

Former MCS Chief Finance Officer receives national award Debbie Frazier portrait

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is proud to announce recipients of the 2017 Eagle Awards, which recognize school business professionals for their exemplary leadership and dedication to students. The Eagle Awards are the highest honor in school business and celebrate visionary K–12 leaders who have improved student achievement and enriched their communities. ASBO International’s 2017 International Eagle Award winner is Deborah F. Frazier, CPA, CGMA, SFO, (recently retired) assistant superintendent and chief finance officer for Madison County Schools. Although Frazier began her career in public accounting, she found her passion as a school business official. Committed to making a difference in the lives of children, Frazier and her finance team have served as reading and lunch buddies at their district’s elementary schools and coordinated special events for their special needs students. Recognized as a state and national leader in school district finance, Frazier was the first in Kentucky to earn ASBO International’s Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations® (SFO®). She will receive a $5,000 college scholarship to present to a high school student of her choice.

SBDM Parent Election

Foley Middle School will be accepting nominations for a minority parent representative to serve on the SBDM. Nominations will begin Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 and will cease on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. There will be a special election on Friday, Sept. 22. You may submit nominations in writing to Mrs. Baktis at Beth.Baktis@madison.kyschools.us.

FMS Special Election: SBDM Council Minority Parent Election

What is a school council?

The council is the governing body of the school. It works with the principal to help determine school policies and other matters concerning student achievement.

Why the “special election?”

If a school has 8% or more minority enrollment, the school must have minority representation on the school council. FMS currently has a minority enrollment well over that, so we need a minority parent representative on council (a minority representative was not elected after the first round of voting).