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Chief Operations Officer and Director of Districtwide Services named district logo

Madison County Schools is pleased to announce that Chuck Cash has been named Chief Operations Officer for the District. Mr. Cash has served the students of Madison County Schools since 2003 as a science and social studies teacher at Foley Middle. Mr. Cash was also a softball and basketball coach at Foley. In 2006, Mr. Cash became assistant principal at Madison Southern High School and was then named the school's principal in 2013. In 2014, Mr. Cash was named Director of Districtwide Services for the district, a position he has held until being named Chief Operations Officer.

Phone system restored district logo

The district’s phone system has been restored and is fully operational.

Annual Surplus Auction Slated for Friday district logo

The Madison County Schools Annual Surplus Auction will take place at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Phillips Building on North Second Street in Richmond. A list of items available during the auction can be viewed below.

Randy Neeley named district's Deputy Superintendent Randy Neeley

Madison County Schools is pleased to announce Randy Neeley has been named Deputy Superintendent for the district. Neeley will begin his role effective immediately.

2017-2018 Kentucky State Assessment Scores Released district logo

Madison County Schools received its first set of state assessment scores from the state this week under the state’s new accountability system. These new assessment scores are not comparable to any scores received in previous years, but will become the foundation for the state’s five-star rating system that will be in effect next fall.

 

Madison County Schools performed well on the state’s assessments last school year. In all areas that are comparable to previous years, the district showed improvements in scores. In reading, the district had strong gains at the elementary and middle school levels. The district also saw gains in elementary math and larger gains in middle school math. When compared to state average, Madison County elementary and middle school scores were very strong in science and social studies.

Alicia Hunter selected as district's Chief Academic Officer Alicia Hunter

Madison County Schools Superintendent David Gilliam has selected Alicia Hunter to serve as the district's Chief Academic Officer. Hunter has served as the district's Instructional Supervisor since November 2017.

Schools Participate in Annual Readiness Drill

September is National Preparedness Month and this year’s theme is Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Blue Grass Army Depot, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and county emergency management agencies will conduct the annual Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) exercise on Sept. 19. This exercise allows first responders, emergency managers, medical providers and schools to test their emergency plans.

New Superintendent Named David Gilliam

The Madison County Board of Education voted to hire David Gilliam as the next superintendent of Madison County Schools. Mr. Gilliam has served in Madison County Schools since 1992, most recently as Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer. Mr. Gilliam’s career in education began in 1992 when he became a teacher and coach at Madison Southern High School. Mr. Gilliam served Madison Southern High School as a coach and teacher from 1992 to 2003; as athletic director from 2003 to 2007; and as principal from 2007 to 2013 before moving to the district office as CAO and assistant superintendent.

Volunteer Training Schedule for the 2018-2019 school year Volunteer Photo

We LOVE our volunteers! Confidentiality training is for any adult who would like to participate in school activities like field trips, class parties, as well as volunteering at the schools. Please look over the training schedule and choose a time that is best for you.

 

Volunteer Confidentiality Training Schedule

2018-2019 Back to School Information

Although the start of the school year is still more than a month away, it is time to start planning for the beginning of the school year! Click BACK TO SCHOOL INFO for back to school information for each school.

 

* Please note, the listing is not yet complete. More information will be added as it is made available. Parents can feel free to contact principals via e-mail with questions.

Summer Feeding Program Available to Children 18 and under

Madison County Food Service is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 and under without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

 

Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

Madison County Extension Service partners with farmers markets for Power of Produce

Join the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service this summer to learn about the Power of Produce. During each visit, kids ages 4 to 18 can try a "hello" bite and complete an activity to earn up to $4 in Farmers Market Money to be used at the market that day. 

Summer fun and learning opportunities in Madison County district logo

School is out for summer break, but the learning and fun don't have to end! There are summer opportunities for children of all ages throughout the summer. For a list of available camps and other opportunities, please click HERE. If you have a summer opportunity to add to the list, please e-mail Erin Stewart.

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.

School will be in session Friday, April 13

Madison County Schools and the Madison County Education Association believe it is in the best interest of our students for school to be in session on Friday, April 13. We absolutely believe representation is essential as very important decisions are being made affecting the future of public education in our state. The district and MCEA have worked together to ensure there is a delegation of representatives from each school present at Friday's rally at the Capitol. We fully support Kentucky Education Association and 120strong in their statements regarding Friday's rally. And we also encourage our community, parents, and staff to continue contacting legislators and encouraging them to support our public schools.

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

No school Friday, March 30 district logo

This has been a difficult evening for all of us in education. We share a passion for our students and for their futures that is unmatched and unwavering. Tonight we have to balance that passion with the need to stand in solidarity with others in our profession across this state. There will be NO SCHOOL in MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS TOMORROW, Friday, March 30. We hope our parents and our community will continue to support educators and other state employees locally and across the Commonwealth.

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.

District seeks to hire safety monitors for all campuses District logo

The Madison County Board of Education voted to create Safety Monitor positions to be placed on each of the district's school campuses. If you or someone you know would be interested in serving in a safety monitor position, please read the JOB POSTING. An open interview session for safety monitors will be held at the district office from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. If you are interested, please apply online and bring copies of your resume to the open interview.

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.

Today is NTI Day 8 snowflake

Wednesday, March 21, will be NTI Day 8 for Madison County Schools. Please be careful if you are out on the roads.

Wednesday, March 14, will be NTI Day 7

Wednesday, March 14, will be NTI Day 7 for Madison County Schools. Teachers will be available during the day for questions.

 

Kindergarten registration will continue as planned today.

March 13 is NTI Day 6 snowflake

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, will be NTI Day 6 for Madison County Schools. We understand that many homes in our county are still without power this evening and may be tomorrow as well. There are several resources in the county, such as a warming station opening in Berea, to help those who need it. Please remember, students have 7 days beginning the day we return to school to turn in completed NTI work.

Friday, March 16, designated as make up day district logo

Due to today's inclement weather, Madison County Schools will be in regular session on Friday, March 16. This day was originally slated for professional development. By utilizing March 16 as a make up day, we are able to keep Friday, May 25, as the last day of school for students and graduation dates and times will remain as previously announced. 

E-mail migration complete for district district logo

Madison County Schools has completed its e-mail platform migration. E-mail should be functioning at full capacity for all district staff. We thank you for your patience as we work to make communications more efficient for our staff.

 

ATTENTION MCS STAFF: The e-mail migration to Google is complete. When you log in for the first time, you may need to use the "add another account" option. After clicking on "add another account" log in as yourself.

No School Monday, March 12, 2018 snowflake

There will be no school today for Madison County Schools. This will be a regular snow day.

District email will be down this weekend district logo

Beginning Thursday, March 8, at 4:30 p.m., Madison County Schools will be upgrading the email system. During this upgrade, no Madison County Schools teachers, students, principals, or other employees will have access to read or answer their email. The upgrade will be complete, and teachers and staff will again have access to read and answer email, no later than Monday morning, March 12. Thank you for your patience during this upgrade.

Kindergarten registration begins this month

Kindergarten registration is ongoing for Madison County Schools.

Additional details can be found on the district's Kindergarten Registration webpage.

MKA Kindergarten Registration Dates Kindergarten registration painted kids hands

Registration dates for the 2018-2019 school year are here.  Read the following page for more information.

Applications for early admission to kindergarten available

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, students must turn five (5) on or before August 1 for admission to kindergarten. Previously, students were required to turn 5 on or before October 1 for admission. The change is reflected in KRS 158.030. Madison County Schools will be hosting kindergarten registration at all five kindergarten academies - Madison Kindergarten Academy, Shannon Johnson Elementary, Kingston Elementary, Waco Elementary, and Boonesborough Elementary.

In accordance with KRS 158.031(6), Madison County Schools has established criteria for early entrance to kindergarten. Students who turn 5 years old between August 2 and October 1 will be eligible to enroll provided that the student meets the established criteria. The deadline for application is before March 9.

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.

No school Monday, February 5 snowflake

There will be no school today, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. This is not an NTI day. Please be safe if you are traveling this morning.

Parent Survey

We would appreciate your participation in a brief survey about a program that may be a valuable opportunity for our students and parents. This survey will help us gauge parents’ interest in this after school program at our elementary school.  

Helping kids cope with tragedy

In light of recent events, we wanted to share a helpful resource for talking with children of all ages about violence. Even though this tragedy happened many miles from our home, children can still be affected emotionally. The National Association of School Psychologists shared this resource to help parents talk to their children about violence. The district has many resources for helping children in these situations. If your child needs additional support, please contact your child's school.

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.

No Changes to Afternoon Schedule

Reminder: School will release at the regular time today. There are NO CHANGES to the afternoon schedule.

2 hour delay Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 snowflake

Madison County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Please review the delay procedure if you have any questions.

Jan. 18 cancellations

Some activities, meetings, and events have been cancelled because of the weather. We will continue to add to this list throughout the day as cancellations are made available to us. The cancellations are also posted on the district's social media sites.

  • Clark-Moores Middle School basketball and volleyball games have been cancelled tonight.
  • Madison Middle School basketball game has been cancelled tonight.
  • Farristown Middle School basketball game has been cancelled tonight.
  • The England/Scotland Trip Informational meeting tonight at Madison Southern High School has been cancelled. The meeting is rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at MSHS.
Jan. 18 is NTI Day #5

Thursday, Jan. 18, will be NTI Day #5 for Madison County Schools. 

This will also be a staff work day. All staff please report to your building. 

Jan. 17 cancellations

Some activities, meetings, and events have been cancelled because of the weather. We will continue to add to this list throughout the day as cancellations are made available to us. The cancellations are also posted on the district's social media sites.

  • All elementary school academic team matches today are cancelled.
  • Madison Central High School SBDM meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled.
  • Clark-Moores Middle School SBDM meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled. The meeting is rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 4 p.m.
  • Shannon Johnson Elementary SBDM meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled.
  • Farristown Middle School SBDM meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled. The meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m.
  • B. Michael Caudill Middle School has cancelled all activities for today. The SBDM meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 4:30 p.m.
  • All activities at Madison Middle School have been cancelled today.
NTI Day 4 on Wednesday, Jan. 17 snowflake

Wednesday, Jan. 17, will be NTI Day 4 for Madison County Schools. Teachers will be available to students throughout the day for questions.

 

All elementary school academic team matches are cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Cancellations for Tuesday, Jan. 16

Due to the amount of snowfall received in Madison County, the following activities have also been cancelled:

  • All activities for B. MIchael Caudill Middle School
  • All activities for Madison Middle School
  • Volleyball game for Clark-Moores Middle School
  • Foley Middle School SBDM meeting
  • Farristown Middle basketball game is cancelled tonight.
  • Farristown Middle archery practice is cancelled for tonight.
  • Kingston Elementary archery practice is cancelled for tonight.
  • Kirksville Elementary archery practice is cancelled for tonight.

 

*Additional cancellations will be added as they are received. Cancellations are also posted to social media.

No School Tuesday, Jan. 16 snowflake

School is cancelled Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. This is a regular snow day. Stay safe and warm!

Afternoon cancellations for Jan. 12, 2018

Several cancellations for this afternoon and evening have been announced.

  • Madison Southern High School boys and girls basketball game Friday evening has been cancelled.
  • Clark-Moores Middle School afternoon and evening activities have been cancelled.
  • Foley Middle School boys basketball games tonight have been cancelled.
  • B. Michael Caudill Middle School volleyball and basketball games tonight have been cancelled.

 

*Additional cancellations will be posted as they are received.

Silver Creek teacher named KMEA State Teacher of the Year Shannon Abney

The Kentucky Music Educators Association Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2018 is Silver Creek Elementary School's Shannon Abney.  Mrs. Abney will be recognized for this high honor at the KMEA State Conference in February in Louisville. Congratulations Shannon Abney!

NTI Day 3 for Madison County Schools

Monday, Jan. 8, will be NTI Day 3 for Madison County Schools. Students do not report to school. Teachers will be available for questions throughout the day.

Cancellations for Friday, Jan. 5

The following activities have been cancelled:

  • Clark-Moores Middle School basketball game

 

*As we are made aware of cancellations, they will be added to this list.

Friday, Jan. 5, is NTI Day 2 for MCS

Friday, Jan. 5 will be NTI Day 2 for Madison County Schools. Students do not report to school. Teachers will be available for questions throughout the day.

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.
Activities Cancelled

Due to the weather and the cancellation of school, the following activities have also been cancelled:

  • B. Michael Caudill Middle School - basketball and volleyball games; and the Washington D.C. trip meeting
  • Kit Carson Elementary School - achery practice
  • Foley Middle School - basketball and volleyball games

 

*As we are made aware of cancellations, they will be added to this list.

School cancelled snowflake

There will be no school today for Madison County Schools. This is a regular snow day. Be safe and stay warm!

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.

Second forum scheduled

Madison County Schools will host a follow-up forum regarding Boonesborough Elementary School at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the lecture lab at Madison Central High School.

No School Monday, Nov. 6

No School Monday, Nov. 6

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.”

Summary of the Community Forum Regarding Boonesborough Elementary

The superintendent and other district administrators spent the evening listening to community members’ concerns, recommendations, and questions regarding the opening of Boonesborough Elementary School. Eastern Kentucky University’s Karen Russell in the auditorium at Madison Central High School moderated the community forum. Superintendent Elmer Thomas gave the group a brief explanation about the need for the new elementary school and the choice for its location.

Annual surplus auction planned

The district will host its annual surplus auction at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Phillips Building on Second Street.

Community forum planned to gather input about new school

As the district team continues to work on development for Boonesborough Elementary, we would like to ask the community for assistance. We will host a community forum to gather input, comments, concerns, and suggestions regarding the new school at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, in the auditorium at Madison Central High School. This will be an information gathering session.

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.

PTO MEETING Join PTO

Madison Kindergarten Academy's first PTO meeting will be Thursday, September 28th. at 6:30pm, in the cafeteria.  We hope to see everyone here.

Parents---We need your help!!! Parent speech bubble

Genuine engagement of communities and families is essential to driving continuous improvement in our schools. When it comes to improvement, educators must rely on the data to light a clear path from where they are to where they want to go. Part of that data includes parent surveys that provide our schools with valuable information to identify areas for growth and improvement.

 

We are kindly asking all Madison County Schools’ parents to complete a very short survey about their child’s school. The survey takes about 5 minutes. Please click on the link below to provide us with your feedback. We sincerely thank you. If you have children in multiple schools, please complete a survey for each of those schools. Survey window is open now and will close after October 1st.

 

 

http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/30859/p3059

KAPE and Telford YMCA partnering

The Kentucky Adapted Physical Education (KAPE) Program is partnering with Telford YMCA to offer a program for children with disabilities. Children will be supported in pool and gymnasium activities for physical fitness, motor skill development, and fun with friends. Limited openings are available for children ages 5 to 10. For more information, contact Dr. Leslie Hardman by e-mail or via phone at 859-622-5935.

High Schools Hosting Homecoming Festivities

Both Madison County Schools high schools are looking forward to celebrating homecoming next month.

 

Madison Southern High School will host its homecoming festivities beginning with the annual homecoming parade on Thursday, September 14, in Berea. The homecoming football game will be Friday, September 15, at 7:30 p.m. against Southwestern from Pulaski County.

 

Madison Central High School will host its homecoming festivities beginning with the annual homecoming parade on Thursday, September 21, in Richmond. The homecoming footbal game will be Friday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. against Bourbon County. Check out MCHS's official Homecoming Page.

MC Board of Education reschedules September regular meeting

The Madison County Board of Education voted to reschedule its regular meeting for September. The original date - Thursday, September 14 - conflicts with the Madison Southern High School homecoming parade. The meeting will now be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, in the Board Room at the district office.

MC Board of Education worksession summary

The Madison County Board of Education is making progress on the building of a new elementary school in the northern part of the county. At last night’s worksession, the Board heard a timeline presentation from Assistant Superintendents David Gilliam and Randy Neeley.

MCS Booster Trainings Scheduled

Madison County Schools has scheduled two training opportunities for booster groups across the district. Any group that raises funds for schools and school activities are invited to attend including PTOs/PTAs. The district recommends booster club officers attend the trainings, in particular the treasurers. 

 

Location: Madison County Board of Education – Board Room

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

 

For additional information, please contact Mark Woods, Chief Financial Officer, at 859-624-4500 or by e-mail at mark.woods@madison.kyschools.us.

Aug. 21 will be an NTI Day for Madison County Schools

Madison County Schools will have a Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Day on Monday, Aug. 21. Students will not report to school that day, but will complete assigned work. The NTI Day on Aug. 21 is to accommodate for the solar eclipse that we will experience that day. 

Information about non-traditional instruction days

Information about the solar eclipse

2017-2018 Back to School Information

Students in Madison County Schools will be headed back to class on Wednesday, Aug. 16. In preparation for the first day of school, schools are planning enrollment dates, back to school nights, orientations, and sending out school supply lists. To view that information for your child's school, please see our 2017 Back To School Information page.

 

*Please note that information will be added as it is received.

Summer Learning and Fun Opportunities Available Throughout Madison County

Madison County - and many surrounding counties - host a variety of summer learning and summer fun opportunities for kids of all ages. Please visit the district's SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES page for details on many of these activities.

Kindergarten Registration Information

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, students must turn five (5) on or before August 1 for admission to kindergarten. Previously, students were required to turn 5 on or before October 1 for admission. The change is reflected in KRS 158.030. Madison County Schools will be hosting kindergarten registration at all four kindergarten academies - Madison Kindergarten Academy, Shannon Johnson Elementary, Kingston Elementary, and Waco Elementary. Parents can find information about kindergarten registration by clicking HERE.

Scholastic Book Fair Book Fair.  S'more fun with books

Our last book fair of the year will start Tuesday, May 9th and end Thursday, May 11th.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to stock up on summer reading material. 

Catalog Preview

2017 Madison County Technology Extravaganza Student with certificate from tech night.

April 20, 2017, students K-12 were recognized for their skills in the use of technology. The Technology Extravaganza is open to all Madison County students and projects can be completed in school and at home. This year, we were happy to have Model Lab join our competition.  Visit this site to see the 45 categories the students could compete in.  http://barretttd.wixsite.com/student-projects/about  

 

MCS LPC to convene for 2nd meeting

The Madison County Schools Local Planning Committee will convene for their second meeting and second public forum. The meeting will be Monday, May 1, 2017, at 5 p.m. local time at the Madison County Board of Education (301 Highland Park Drive, Richmond). The purpose of the meeting will be to consider amending the current District Facilities Plan (DFP). At the conclusion of the meeting there will be a public forum.

2017-2018 school year calendar set by the Board

The Madison County Board of Education voted to approve the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. The school year will begin for students on Wednesday, Aug. 16, and end on Friday, May 25. The calendar includes a three-day fall break the first week of October as well as a full week of spring break the first week of April. The calendar can be viewed HERE.

District office closed during spring break

Madison County Schools district office will be open by appointment only during spring break. Please call before stopping by.

MCS Recruitment Fair Today MCS Recruitment Fair Flyer

Madison County Schools would like to invite you to the Employee Recruitment Fair today -- Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 5 to 7pm at B. Michael Caudill Middle School (1428 Dr. Robert Martin ByPass, Richmond, KY 40475). Potential applicants will have the opportunity to meet the principals at each of our 17 schools and give them a resume. This will be an exciting opportunity to meet many of our school administrators to discuss joining our team.

Afternoon preschool cancelled

Madison County Schools will NOT be running midday buses. The storms in our area have caused a large amount of debris on the roadways making safety an issue. Afternoon preschool is cancelled. Morning preschool students can be picked up by parents or stay for the full day.

Advisory lifted

UPDATE: Boil water advisories are still in affect for Madison Utilities and Kirksville Water customers. That affects three of our schools - Kirksville Elementary, Kingston Elementary, and Waco Elementary. Those schools are being provided with clean water until the ban is lifted.

The boil water advisory for Madison County has been lifted. Thanks to everyone who worked so diligently today to fix the water main break. Thanks also to all those in the district who worked to ensure our students and staff had safe water and food today. 

Youth Wrestling Team wins State Championship Group photo of the youth wrestling team that won the state championship.

Months of training and hard work paid off for the Madison County Youth Wrestling Club. The determination and sacrifice of each wreslter helped the team win it’s first state title at the Kentucky State Wrestling Association State Championship in Division III last weekend. Madison County scored 88 points to win the title, outpacing its nearest competitor by 3.5 points. Throughout the state, 59 teams were represented, with over 1100 wrestlers participating in the tournament.  Madison County sent 15 participants to the tournament, while 49 wrestled throughout the season. Five Madison County wrestlers reached the finals and two won state titles for the Madison County Youth wrestling club at the state tournament in Louisville on February 5. 

Infinite Campus Notification

NOTICE:  Infinite Campus will be unavailable on Monday, February 13, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m. due to system maintenance.

District surplus auction

The district's surplus sale will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, February 24, at the Phillips Building on North Second Street in Richmond.

List of Surplus Items

2017-2018 MKA Registration Dates and Times abc tree

We are excited to start registering future kindergartners.  Please visit us at the school on one of the days listed below, an appointment is not required. On our web page you can find answers to some frequently asked questions by clicking on the kindergarten registration icon, or you can call the school.

 April 18th from 8am-1pm and 5pm-7pm 
May 22nd from 8am-1pm and 5pm-7pm
May 23rd from 8am-1pm and 5pm-7pm
July 20th from 8am-1pm and 5pm-7pm
July 21st from 8am-1pm and 5pm-7pm

Cancellations for Monday, Jan. 30

Cancellations from across the district are listed below:

  • All activities at B. Michael Caudill Middle School are cancelled.
  • The Academic Team meet between Glenn Marshall Elementary and Silver Creek Elementary is cancelled.
  • Shannon Johnson Elementary's Academic Team meet is cancelled.
NTI Day 2 for Madison County Schools picture of a snowflake

Monday, Jan. 30, will be NTI Day 2 for Madison County Schools. Please be safe if you are traveling tomorrow.

Change in Kindergarten Entry Age and Addition of Early Admission kids skipping to kindergarten

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, students must turn five (5) on or before August 1 for admission to kindergarten. Previously, students were required to turn 5 on or before October 1 for admission. The change is reflected in KRS 158.030. Madison County Schools will be hosting kindergarten registration at all four kindergarten academies - Madison Kindergarten Academy, Shannon Johnson Elementary, Kingston Elementary, and Waco Elementary. Parents can find information about kindergarten registration and documents for registration HERE.

Madison County Alum to Appear on Food Network's Cake Wars Publicity Photo for Doodlebug Cakes

Madison County alumni Meghan Smith, owner of Doodlebug Cakes, will appear on the Food Network's show Cake Wars for a second time. The show will air at 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16.

Friday, Jan. 6, cancellations

Due to inclement weather, many activities throughout the district have been cancelled.

  • Glenn Marshall Elementary Archery Tournament this weekend is cancelled.
  • Madison Middle's Snowball Dance has been rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • All activities at B. Michael Caudill Middle have been cancelled.
  • Girls basketball game tonight at Madison Southern has been cancelled.
NTI Day #1

Friday, Jan. 6, will be NTI Day #1 for Madison County Schools. Please refer to the materials sent home for assignments to be completed for NTI Day #1. Remember that assignments are not due until 7 days from the day we return to school.

School cancelled Picture of a snowflake

There will be no school in Madison County Schools today - Thursday, Jan. 5. Please be safe if you are traveling.

Cancelled events for Thursday, Jan. 5, include:

  • All practices, games and after-school activities at Madison Southern High School have been cancelled.
  • All activities for B. Michael Caudill Middle School are cancelled.
  • White Hall Elementary archery practice is cancelled.
  • Madison Middle boys basketball game has been cancelled.
  • Farristown Middle boys basketball game vs. Clark-Moores Middle has been cancelled.
  • Kit Carson Elementary archery practice has been cancelled.
  • Kingston Elementary SBDM meeting has been cancelled.
  • Wrestling practice held at Kit Carson Elementary has been cancelled.
Holiday Break

Happy Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday break!
Students return to class on Wednesday, January 4!

Fall Break is here

Fall colored flowersFall Break for Madison County Schools is Thursday, Oct. 6, and Friday, Oct. 7. Schools and the district office will be closed on those days. Students do not have classes on Monday, Oct. 10. The day is a professional development day for staff.

Foley Middle hosting Grand Re-opening Celebration Foley Middle Open House

Foley Middle School is planning to show off its renovated facilities Oct. 4. The school is hosting a Grand Re-opening Celebration beginning at 6 p.m. A short program will feature past principals and faculty members. Tours of the building will follow.

2nd Sunday 2S for 2nd Sunday//

Come out for a fun free family event.  Meijers will donate $250 to the elementary school with the most participants.  click Here to view the flyer.

Board of Education votes to purchase land for new elementary

Today's special called meeting of the Madison County Board of Education resulted in the unanimous vote to purchase 22 acres of land on Boonesborough Road in northern Madison County to build a new elementary school. This action is pending approval from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Back To School Information

Click HERE for Back to School information for each school in the district. (New information will be added as it is received.)

MCS Dana Clark named Driver Trainer of the Year Dana Clark showing her plaque for being awarded Driver Trainer of the Year.

Madison County Schools Head Driver Trainer Dana Clark was selected as Driver Trainer of the Year for the state of Kentucky. She received the award at the Driver Trainer Conference held in Louisville at the end of June. Dana has worked in the district’s transportation department for about 18 years.

Congrats! Clinton Carroll & Christa Murphy Clinton Carroll and Christa Murphy wearing their medals and holding plaques they won in the World Archery competition.

Congratulations to Clinton Carroll and Christa Murphy for placing 5th place at world in their divisions!

 

White Hall Elementary & Madison Central High School Archery World Champs! Red trophies with world and archer on top for White Hall Elementary and Madison Central champions.

 

Madison County Schools Archery Program Rocked World 2016!

 

 

 

Congrats to White Hall Elementary & Madison Central High School Archery Teams placing 1st in World!  We are so proud of our archers and coaches!

White Hall Elementary Archery Team: 2016 National Champs White Hall Elementary archery team holding trophy on target.

May 12-14, the 2016 NASP National Archery Tournment was held in Louisville, Kentucky.  White Hall Elementary School Archery Team, made history at this event.  This was the first Madison County School to bring home the national trophy. Archers from 909 schools in 41 states and Washington D.C. competed at the largest archery tournments.  

 

Vivian Bowles Named KGHS Teacher of the Year Vivian Bowles with three students working on planting flowers in a garden.

More than 200 students from across the state attended the event where Vivian Bowles, teacher at Kit Carson Elementary School, was named KGHS Teacher of Year.

Kindergarten Graduation Dates and Times

On Wednesday, May 18th The Seahorse team will have their graduation ceremony at 9am, and The Chameleon team will have theirs at noon.

On Thursday, May 19th The Caterpillar team will have their graduation ceremony at 9am, and The Firefly team will have theirs at noon.

 

Art In Bloom

Madison Kindergarten Academy Art Show!  Thursday, May 5th from 5:00-7:00.

Summer Opportunities for Kids

As summer is quickly approaching, the district has created a page on its website for Summer Opportunities for Kids. This page includes everything from programming at the Madison County Public Library to baseball camps at Madison Central to weekly camps at St. Mark School to vacation bible schools. Please feel free to send any information about summer programs for kids to Erin Stewart. Thank you.

Board of Education approves 2016-2017 school year calendar Madison County Schools Calendar 2016-2017 school year.

The Madison County Board of Education approved the school year calendar for the 2016-2017 school year at tonight's regular meeting. Click HERE to view the calendar.

MCS Career Fair slated for April 7

Madison County Schools will be having a Career Fair on Thursday, April 7, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Glenn Marshall Elementary School (1442 Dr. Robert Martin ByPass, Richmond). You will have the opportunity to speak directly to our 17 School Principals and/or 12 Department Directors concerning the openings that we have available below. We encourage you to bring many copies of your resume and to arrive a little early.  We are expecting a great turn-out of people that want to join the Madison County Schools team.

Dates set for 2016 graduations

The Board of Education has set the graduation dates and times for both high schools. Madison Southern High School's graduation will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20. Madison Central High School's graduation will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21. Both graduations will take place at Eastern Kentucky University's Alumni Coliseum.

MCS adds two names to list of NBCT in district Tonya Conley and Lauren Cain, new national boards certified teachers.

Madison County Schools would like to congratulate Tonya Conley of Kingston Elementary and Lauren Cain of White Hall Elementary on earning their National Board certification. Earning National Board certification is a lengthy, rigorous process, and requires a great deal of dedication to the teaching profession.

FMS teacher receives PBS Innovation Grant Melissa Metcalf who received grant from PBS.

Melissa Metcalf, science and math teacher at Foley Middle School, has been named a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. Metcalf is among a diverse group of tech-savvy educators from across the country selected for her passion and commitment to innovative teaching practices that integrate digital media and technology in the classroom.

Kindergarten Registration Information

Kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year will begin soon! If your child will be 5 on or before Oct. 1, 2016, s/he is eligible to start kindergarten this fall. For registration dates and times or to find out which of the four kindergarten academies your child will attend, please click HERE.

We are the World Music Program

The Chameleon “We Are the World” music program for the Chameleon families is Thursday Mar. 3rd at 9:00!!!!   See you then!

MCHS hosting DanceBlue mini marathon Yellow ribbon for danceblue marathon.

Madison Central High School will be hosting its first DanceBlue Mini Marathon April 30. DanceBlue is an organization sponsored by the University of Kentucky that raises money for pediatric cancer research. 

NTI:Madison Day 4 today

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, is NTI: Madison Day 4 for MCS students. Students do not report to school. Please complete the work assigned for NTI Day 4. Teachers will be available throughout the day to answer questions.

 

Cancellations:

  • Foley Middle Parent/Teacher Conferences have been rescheduled for Feb. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m.

  • The Global Competency and Literacy PD scheduled for today at 4:30 p.m. at BMCMS has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled.

  • All activities on the B. Michael Caudill Middle School Campus are cancelled today.

MSHS graduate to appear on Food Network's Cake Wars Meghan Smith, graduate of Madison Southern with Doodlebug mixer, rolling pin and sifter.

Madison Southern High School graduate and Doodlebug Cakes owner Meghan Smith will be appearing on an episode of Food Network's "Cake Wars" Monday, Feb. 22. The episode will air at 9 p.m. On the episode, Smith is assisted by her mother Farristown Middle School teacher Cristi Simmons. If you would like to show your support for Meghan, you can do so on social media using the hashtags #cakewars and #doodlebugcakes or by Tweeting @foodnetwork and @doodlebugcake.

No school Monday, Feb. 15

Due to inclement weather, there will be no school in Madison County Schools on Monday, Feb. 15. This is not an NTI day. Please be safe if you must travel.

 

Cancellations:

  • All activities on the B. Michael Caudill Middle School campus have been cancelled.
  • Softball tryouts for Clark-Moores Middle School have been rescheduled for Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Madison Indoor.
  • Baseball tryouts for Clark-Moores Middle School have been rescheduled for Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Clark-Moores.
  • The girls basketball game at Madison Southern tonight has been cancelled.
Today is NTI: Madison Day 3

Wednesday, Feb. 10, will be NTI Day 3 for Madison County Schools. Students do not report to school. Please complete NTI: Madison Day 3 assignments. Have a great day!

Cancellations include:

  • Regional Middle School Governor’s Cup FPS and Written Composition competition has been cancelled for this evening.
  • Madison Southern parent-teacher conferences are rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m.
No school Tuesday, Feb. 9

There will be no school in Madison County Schools on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Please be careful if you must travel. This is not an NTI day.

Cancellations include:

  • All activities at B. Michael Caudill Middle School have been cancelled.
  • Common Core Cafe with Dawn Thornbury at Waco Elementary School has been cancelled.
  • Glenn Marshall Elementary Site Based Decision Making Council meeting has been cancelled.
  • Glenn Marshall Elementary PTO meeting has been cancelled.
Message from Superintendent Thomas

Superintendent Elmer Thomas shares his thoughts about NTI: Madison Day 1.

 

 

No School Friday, Jan. 22

School is cancelled Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Please be safe as this winter storm approaches. Again, school is cancelled. Friday is not an NTI day.

NTI: Madison Day 2 on Monday, Jan. 25

Madison County Schools will have NTI: Madison Day 2 on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Students will not report to school on Monday. The district will have its second NTI Day instead of regular classes. Students should complete the NTI: Madison Day 2 assignments in their NTI packets. If you need additional information about NTI: Madison, click HERE. If you need assistance in completing assignments, you may e-mail teachers between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Students will have seven days beginning the day we return to school to complete assignments from NTI: Madison Day 1 and Day 2.

Weekend Cancellations

Many activities, meetings, practices, and other events throughout the district are cancelled today. Those cancellations will be posted as they are received.

  • The District 63 Academic Competition which involves Clark-Moores, Madison Middle, Foley Middle and Berea Community Schools scheduled for Saturday at CMMS has been cancelled.
  • Archery tournament at Madison Southern High School this weekend has been cancelled.
  • Lacrosse clinic at Madison Southern High School this weekend has been cancelled.
  • B Michael Caudill Middle has cancelled all activities.
  • Farristown Middle has canncelled all activities.
  • Clark-Moores Middle open gym for baseball on Sunday is cancelled.
School cancelled Wednesday, Jan. 20

Good morning. There will be no school in Madison County Schools on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Please stay safe and warm today!

9 MCS teachers awarded Innovation Grants Rick Goetz from Bechtel Parsons and Beth Brock, board member.

Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG) presented a $10,000 donation to Madison County Schools to fund innovative classroom activities focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Teachers from nine different schools will share the funds from BPBG for activities to promote student-centered learning.

MLK Day observed on Monday, Jan. 18

There will be no classes for students in Madison County Schools on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. We hope everyone enjoys the holiday.

Winter Weather Information Gray M with yellow, orange and red flames.

It's finally winter! The cold temperatures create a good time to remind parents about a few things:
1. If school is cancelled due to inclement weather, the cancellation will be found on the district's website, social media pages, and on the local news outlets. If you see a social media friend post that school has been cancelled, please check one of the official sites to confirm. Those sites can be found by clicking these links:  Facebook or Twitter.
2. The district does use a delay system on occasion. If a delay is called and you need additional information, please click HERE.
3. This year, the district has the opportunity to use Non-Traditional Instructional Days (NTI: Madison). NTI days will be announced in the same way that cancelled or delayed days are announced. If you have not received information from your child's school, please contact them as soon as possible. Additional NTI: Madison can be found HERE.

Happy Holidays!

Madison County Schools would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Students will return to classes on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016!

MCHS band and chorus to perform "Songs of Joy"

The Madison Central High School band and chorus at Madison Central is performing a combined program at the EKU Center for the Arts called “Songs of Joy”. This sophisticated program is both Monday and Tuesday nights - December 14 and 15 - from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For ticket information, please visit the EKU Center for the Arts website.

My School: Madison Southern High Group picture of students at Madison Southern.

Kicking off the year on August 13, Madison Southern High School had a senior-led pep rally, getting all students and faculty excited for the 2015-2016 school year. Currently, Madison Southern is both a Distinguished School and holds a 100 Percent College and Career Ready title. Southern is also under some renovations - since the beginning of August, construction has been ongoing beside the football field. Work continues on a new weightlifting room and also outdoor concession stand set to be completed in spring 2016.

NTI: Madison Information now available

Madison County Schools is fortunate to have been selected to participate in a Non-Traditional Instructional Day waiver. This means the district is eligible to designate 10 days as NTI Days during the 2015-2016 school year. A NTI Day can be used at the superintendent's discretion to accomodate for any unforeseen circumstance, such as inclement weather, excessive illness, or some other emergency that causes a cancellation of a regularly scheduled school day. Follow the NTI: Madison link to find out more!

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone enjoys the holiday break. There is no school Wednesday through Friday -- Nov. 25 through 27. Classes will resume Monday, Nov. 30. Enjoy this festive time!

Voting Begins Today for Made by Milk Contest

The Made by Milk contest encourages students to build strong bones with milk and flex their creative muscles by repurposing milk cartons. Students from Foley Middle School's Sculpture Club have spent the last eight weeks after school working toward entering this nationwide contest.

My School: Silver Creek Elementary

Exciting things are happening in music education at Silver Creek Elementary! After a hiatus of a few years, the Bobcat Choir is back in action! In addition, we have started a brand new Violin Club at Silver Creek! Both groups are open to all fourth and fifth grade students.

My School: Kit Carson Elementary

Fifth grade students at Kit Carson Elementary School recently honored local veterans at our annual Veterans Day program. To prepare, students practiced singing patriotic songs in music, prepared to deliver speeches in language arts class, decorated stars in art and social studies, and wrote cards of thanks to veterans. During the program, students delivered speeches about the history of Veterans Day and sang patriotic songs. One student, Isaiah, accompanied some of the songs on his drum, while KC Handchimes played an Armed Forces Medley and God Bless America.

Honoring Officer Daniel Ellis Wednesday, Nov. 11

Funeral arrangements have been made for Officer Daniel Ellis. Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 2 to 8 pm. at Alumni Coliseum on the EKU Campus. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, also at Alumni Coliseum.

 

In an effort to honor our fallen hero, Madison County Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Support the Ellis Family

Many people in our community are asking for ways to support the Ellis Family during this difficult time. Fundraisers and other opportunities are popping up across the community. Events will be posted here along with other opportunities to offer your support for Officier Daniel Ellis, his wife Katie, and their family.

 

Wear blue for Officer Ellis

The students at Madison Central High School are asking everyone to join them in wearing BLUE tomorrow in support of Officer Ellis, Assistant Principal Katie Ellis, and their family.

My School: Kirksville Elementary

Kirksville Elementary School celebrated “Unity Day” on Oct. 22 as the culminating activity to Bullying Prevention Month. Students and staff wore orange to show support for students who have been bullied and to lead the movement against bullying.

Madison County to Celebrate “EKU Maroon Day”

It is time to paint the town maroon!

In celebration of Eastern Kentucky University’s Homecoming 2015 and as a showing of community support for the University, Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes and Madison County Judge Executive Reagan Taylor are proclaiming Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 as “EKU Maroon Day.”

District partners with MealViewer to provide mobile menus Apples and oranges in a cafeteria for students.

Madison County Schools Food Service is excited to announce a partnership with MealViewer to provide staff, students, and parents a menu they can view on their phone or any computer. As menus change, the menus will be updated, allowing parents to view the new menu within minutes.

My School: Clark-Moores Middle School

Clark-Moores Middle School is dedicated to improving student achievement and teaching the “whole” student. Our teachers have been attending trainings and learning new strategies through MaRti, Compass Learning Pathways, and Kagan Structures. We implemented a program called STAR (Strategies To Achieve Results) last spring and it was revised for the 2015-16 school year. The program provides intervention for RTI, Learning Labs to raise MAP scores and enrichment classes.  STAR meets 3 days a week for 40 minutes and all staff is involved in delivering instruction.

Fall Break Reminder

Madison County Schools Fall Break is October 8, 9, and 12. There will be no classes until Tuesday, Oct. 13. Enjoy your time off!

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.

Kittens, K-9s, and Kindergarteners

Madison Kindergarten Academy is helping the Madison County Humane Society. There are lots of dogs and cats without homes that need help every day.  Can you help us help the animals?

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.

Madison Kindergarten Academy's Fall Festival

Come join us for a fun filled evening of games, inflatables, cake walk and more.  Mark your calendars for Friday, September 26th from 6:00 to 8:00.  For additional information please click Here.

No School Monday, Sept. 21

REMINDER: Students will not have school Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. The day is designated as a staff development day for the district. See you all Tuesday! Enjoy the long weekend.

No school Monday, Sept. 7

Reminder: There is no school Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

My School: Madison Middle

On Tuesday mornings in the Madison Middle library something unique is taking place. Listen closely. You may hear things like, ¿Cómo va la clase de matemáticas? (How is math class going?) or ¿Cuál es tu favorito después de la actividad escolar? (What is your favorite after school activity?). This is all part of a new partnership with the AP Spanish class at Madison Central High School. MMS students, whose native language is Spanish, are meeting each week with members of Paula Adkins’ AP class to improve their conversational English skills and receive mentoring and support from these high school students.

Director of Technology named

Madison County Schools is pleased to announce that Jacob Cecil has been named Director of Technology for the district. Cecil replaces Bob Moore, who accepted a position with Fayette County Schools in July. Cecil has been employed by Madison County Schools since September 2011. Cecil has served the district as assistant technology manager, technology manager, and operating system administrator. He has been serving as interim director of technology since July.

My School: White Hall Elementary

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE are words one would hear many times a day at White Hall Elementary. Members of the Green Club are responsible for making those words important at White Hall Elementary. Green Club members are 4th and 5th graders.

4th annual Tracks for Packs 5K

Registration is open for the 4th annual Tracks for Packs 5K. This year's event is Saturday, Sept. 12, at Richmond Center. Registration begins that morning at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. The Tracks for Packs 5K is an event that raises funds to help support the Madison Backpack Program. This is the 4th year for the event. For more information about Tracks for Packs or to register, please visit the Tracks for Packs website. You can also download a copy of the registration form by clicking HERE.

 

GREAT FIRST DAY

Good afternoon! It was a great first day of school for Madison County Schools today! All buses are rolling, but we are running about 45 minutes to an hour behind in some areas of the county. Please be patient as we get everyone home safely this afternoon. See you all tomorrow!

Start of School Update

School will begin as planned on Wednesday, Aug. 12, for ALL Madison County schools OTHER THAN DANIEL BOONE ELEMENTARY. Students attending Daniel Boone Elementary will begin their year on Monday, Aug. 17. This delay for Daniel Boone Elementary will not affect bus routes or the district’s school year calendar. Children living in the Daniel Boone district but attending middle school or Madison Kindergarten Academy will start school on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

MCHS Musical Theater Department holds auditions for "Annie!"

Madison Central High School's Musical Theater Department is holding open auditions for our Fall Production, "Annie!" Auditions for the roles of Annie and orphans will take place at the Madison Central chorus room located by the auditorium on Monday, August 10, beginning at 3 p.m.

MMS collecting items for Johnson County flood victims
Back to School information

The countdown until school starts is on and soon we will welcome students to another fabulous year of learning and growing! In preparation for that day, you will find Back to School Night information, enrollment information, and school supply lists by clicking HERE.

Volunteer Training Schedule available

Parents are encouraged to serve in the schools as volunteers. Volunteering includes anything from helping in the front office, to helping with a school event, to supervising on a field trip. If you are a parent who anticipates volunteering at some point in the school year, you will need to complete Volunteer Confidentiality Training. You can find the schedule for trainings HERE. Or you may visit the "Parents" link on the left of the homepage.

Principal selections made for Caudill and Madison middle schools

Madison County Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of principals for B. Michael Caudill Middle School and Madison Middle Schools. Che Haselwood will be principal at BMCMS and Amie Gallion will be principal at MMS.

District has 14 schools eligible for CEP

Beginning on the first day of school, Madison County Schools will have 14 schools eligible for the Community Eligibility Program. ALL students at the CEP eligible schools will receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge each day of the 2015-2016 school year. Children will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.

MCS among 44 districts approved for non-traditional instructional days

In the upcoming school year when bad weather hits Kentucky, students in 44 school districts will continue learning even if they aren’t at school. Madison County Schools is among them.

Graduations begin tonight

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 from Madison Central High School and Madison Southern High School! Madison Central's graduation will take place tonight at 7 p.m. Madison Southern's graduation will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held at Alumni Coliseum on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.

MCHS has set up a live feed for their graduation. To watch the ceremony live, click HERE.

Three district positions filled

Madison County Schools is pleased to announce the names of individuals selected to fill three vacant district positions. Congratulations to Mark Woods, Director of Financial Services; Scott Anderson, Director of Food Services; and Steve Evans, District Assessment Coordinator.

 

 

Board worksession rescheduled

Reminder: The Madison County Board of Education is meeting at 6 p.m. tonight for a worksession. The meeting will be at the district office, 301 Highland Park Drive in Richmond. Please use the rear entrance of the building if you plan to attend the meeting.

Summer Opportunities for Students

Are you interested in summer activities for your child(ren) this summer? For a listing of local learning opportunities and activities for children throughout the summer, click HERE!

Monday, June 1, is half day for students

Monday, June 1, 2015, is the final day of classes for students in Madison County Schools. It will be a "half day." Dismissal for the last day of school will be 3 hours prior to regular dismissal time.

Board of Education hosts first meeting in new district office building


Room of the new district office building tomorrow evening. The meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m., was originally scheduled to take place in the lecture lab at Madison Central High School, but has been moved to the new district office at 301 Highland Park Drive. The new office building opened on Monday, April 27, after renovations were complete. If you are planning to attend the meeting, please park in the rear of the building and enter through the covered back door.

Teacher Appreciation Week

We can't thank our staff enough for everything they do for kids every day! This week, we celebrate YOU!

Celebrate School Lunch Hero Day

Today is School Lunch Hero Day! Thank you to all of our employees who work so hard everyday to provide breakfast and lunch for our students and staff! You are certainly heroes to us!

District office closed Thursday and Friday

The district office located at 550 South Keeneland Drive will be closed Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24. The staff will be relocating to the new district office. The new district office located at 301 Highland Park Drive will be open Monday, April 27. Thank you for your patience during the move.

MCS archers raise $4,500 for charity

Madison Southern High School hosted archers from throughout the county and together they raised $4,500 in the 5th annual Judy Rogers Shoot for the Cure Archery Tournament. More than 350 archers from Kirksville Elementary, Waco Elementary, Glenn Marshall Elementary, White Hall Elementary, Shannon Johnson Elementary, Clark-Moores Middle, Caudill Middle, Farristown Middle, Madison Central High, and Madison Southern High were able to raise the funds that will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital and Hospice Care Plus. In the 5 years of the tournament, students have raised more than $30,000 for these two charities.

Board approves 2015-2016 school year calendar

The Madison County Board of Education approved the district's 2015-2016 school year calendar at its regular meeting April 16. The calendar can be viewed or printed by clicking HERE.

Afternoon update

Please be aware that buses will likely run late because of the high water and flooding issues our county is experiencing. Kit Carson Elementary, Kingston Elementary, Glenn Marshall Elementary, Shannon Johnson Elementary, and Silver Creek Elementary districts are the most affected districts. If you live in these areas, please be patient as we use alternative routes to deliver children safely home. We will post any updates as they are available this afternoon. Thank you for your patience and your cooperation today.

Afternoon preschool canceled

Afternoon preschool has been cancelled for today (Tuesday, April 14). AM preschool students will stay at school until the afternoon release time. Parents are, of course, welcome to pick their AM preschool students up if they choose.

Two-Hour Delay due to power outage

Madison County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay today due to a power outage in Berea. There is no indication as to when the power will be back on. We encourage you to check back for any updates.

Board approves calendar for 2014-2015 end of school

The Madison County Board of Education voted to approve the final calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. The last day of school for students will be Monday, June 1, 2015. Graduation dates were also set by the Board. Madison Central High School graduates will have their ceremony on Friday, May 29. Madison Southern High School graduates will have their ceremony on Saturday, May 30. Both ceremonies will be held at Eastern Kentucky University's Alumni Coliseum. The times for those ceremonies will be announced soon.

Rescheduled events

Please be sure to call ahead or contact a coach or sponsor before traveling to a scheduled event or activitiy as many were rescheduled due to the recent inclement weather.

  • The meeting for 8th grade students and parents invited to discuss the Madison County Advanced Scholars Academy at the Madison Central Auditorium tonight has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m. in the Madison Central auditorium. 

  • Kit Carson Elementary's trip to COSI has been postponed. A rescheduled date in May is likely. More information to come when details are worked out.

 

No school Friday, March 6

Madison County Schools will be closed Friday, March 6.

School will be in session March 20

Madison County Schools will use the previously scheduled March 20 professional development day as a make-up day. To date, the district has cancelled school seven days for inclement weather. Pending Board approval, students last day of classes for the 2014-2015 school year will be Thursday, May 28. Memorial Day (May 25) will remain a holiday.

Scholastic Book Fair

Select the link below to place an order for the MKA Scholastic Book Fair!

http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/mayfieldelemschool

Kindergarten Registration Information

Kindergarten registration is beginning in Madison County Schools! For the latest on enrolling your child in kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year, please click HERE.

Public forum to discuss the district facilities plan is scheduled

On behalf of the Madison Board of Education, the Madison County Local Planning Committee will convene its 8th meeting and 3rd public forum to continue development of the District Facilities Plan. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. local time Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Glenn Marshall Elementary School Media Center. This public forum will be for the purpose of discussing items concerning the District Facilities Plan. The public forum will be followed by a meeting to consider items discussed in the forum and the review of the plan by the Kentucky Department of Education.

One Hour Delay Thursday, Feb. 26

Madison County Schools will operate on a One Hour Delay Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Please remember there is no AM preschool when we have a delay. To review additional delay detials, please click HERE.

Next confidentiality training location changed

The next confidentiality training is scheduled for Monday, March 2, at 6 p.m. The location has been changed to Farristown Middle School.

One Hour Delay Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Madison County Schools will operate on a ONE HOUR DELAY Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Please be careful as you make your way to school this morning. Click HERE for details about a delay.

Breakfast/lunch menu update

The district's cafeteria managers met this afternoon to iron out the details of the breakfast and lunch menus after this extended winter break. When school resumes, please follow LAST WEEK's breakfast and lunch menus. The food service staff will be trying to stick as closely with those planned meals as possible.

Preparing for school tomorrow

We are excited to get back to work tomorrow! Big thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to get us back in the buildings tomorrow. 

School cancelled Monday, February 23

There will be no school for Madison County Schools Monday, February 23, 2015.

School cancelled for the rest of the week

School is out for the rest of the week for Madison County Schools. Because of the amount of snow and the extremely low temperatures predicted, there will be no school for the rest of the week. Please use caution as the extreme low temperatures move into our area. And be cautious if you are traveling as the road conditions are improving but still hazardous. 

Cancellations for the district
Please be sure to call ahead regarding any scheduled activity or event. Most have been cancelled or rescheduled. This is a partial list.
Wrestlers to represent MCS at State Competition

Madison County Schools will be well represented at the state wrestling competition this year. Congratulations and Best Wishes to Sam Kauer, Justus Williams, and Joey Scribano from Madison Southern High; and Jonathon Gadd, Ryan McManus, Chris Morrow, Will Keeney, Aaron Flenner, and Corban Couch from Madison Central High.

School cancelled Wednesday, Feb. 18

School is cancelled for Wednesday, February 18, for Madison County Schools. ?

School cancelled Tuesday, Feb. 17

There will be no school in Madison County Schools on Tuesday, February 17. Please stay safe and warm and have fun!

Vote for CMMS student's slogan

While you are enjoying this wonderful winter weather, take a few minutes to help one of our very own students win a state-wide contest!

 

Alison Lundergun Grimes’ office informed us that one of our students, Lauryn Robinson at Clark-Moores Middle School, has had her voting slogan chosen in the top 15 of the state. The winner will be chosen by public vote. The public online voting begins today and ends on the February 20 at midnight.

LPC meeting cancelled

The Local Planning Committee meeting scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

Schools closed for Presidents Day

Reminder: Madison County Schools will be closed Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents Day. Have a great weekend!

February Board Meeting Notes

Tony Thomas, architect with Clotfelter-Samokar Architects, presented the preliminary renderings for the renovations at Foley Middle and Silver Creek Elementary schools at Thursday’s regular Board of Education meeting. The renderings are part of the first stages for planning and development for the renovation projects that will begin at Foley and Silver Creek in the fall.

Local Planning Committee Meeting and Plan Public Forum Advertisement

On behalf of the Madison Board of Education, the Madison County Local Planning Committee will convene its eighth meeting and third public forum to continue development of the District Facilities Plan. The meeting will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015, at the Glenn Marshal Elementary School Media Center at 6 p.m. local time. This public forum will be for the purpose of discussing items concerning the District Facilities Plan. The public forum will be followed by a meeting to consider items discussed in forum and the review of the plan by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Afternoon preschool canceled

Afternoon preschool has been canceled for today. Morning preschool students will not be bused home at mid-day. They will remain at school until the end of the day unless parents would like to pick them up.

No school Tuesday, Jan. 27

There will be no school Tuesday, Jan. 27. Please be careful if you are out on the roads.

Cancelled activities include:
  • Madison Middle's basketball game vs. Rockcastle County is cancelled.
  • Parent University at Madison Central is cancelled.

 

MCS hosts review of wellness report

Madison County Schools will host a time for the public to review the wellness report for the 2014-2015 school year. The review will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, January 22, at the district's central office on South Keeneland Drive. Anyone wishing to look through the district's annual wellness report and ask questions will have the opportunity to do so at that time. Food Service Director Emily Agee and School Nurse Coordinator Becky Carr will be on hand. The report will be posted on the district's website following the review.

No school Monday to honor MLK Day

Reminder: There will be no school in Madison County Schools on Monday, January 19, 2015, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Classes will resume Tuesday, January 20. Enjoy the long weekend!

Afternoon preschool canceled

Afternoon preschool has been canceled for today. Morning preschool students at Shannon Johnson Elementary and Silver Creek Elementary will not be bused home at mid-day. They will remain at school until the end of the day unless parents would like to pick them up. All other morning preschool students will be bused homed at regular time.

No school Thursday, January 8, 2015

Due to the frigid temperatures and in the interest of student and staff safety, there will be no school in Madison County Schools on Thursday, January 8, 2015. 

Reminder for parents
 
Just a reminder ... Students return to school on Tuesday, January 6, 2015!
District office holiday hours

Madison County Schools district office will operate on the following holiday hours:

Closed Wednesday through Friday, December 24 to 26

Open Monday and Tuesday, December 29 and 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Wednesday and Thursday, December 31 and January 1

Open Friday, January 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Madison County Schools!

MKA teacher featured in KCM newsletter

Jennifer Martin, a third year Mathematics Intervention Teacher at Madison Kindergarten Academy in Madison County, has taken the KCM Community by storm with her leadership initiative and passion for mathematics teaching and learning!

To read the rest of the article by Kentucky Center for Mathematics, click HERE.

Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass grant recipients announced

Each year, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass awards 10 $1,000 grants to Madison County Schools teachers who have innovative ideas in the areas of science, math, and/or technology. This year's grant recipients have been announced and their ideas range from understanding spatial reasoning and engineering rules to building bridges that will withstand earthquakes and even creating virtual lab experiences. Congratulations to these teachers!

Difficulty continues with district phone system

UPDATE:  The phones are back up and running!!! Thanks to MCS Ben Burnett and the technicians at Windstream for working so hard to find and fix the problem.

Many apologies for a second day. The phone system is still down. If you need to contact a staff member, please try using the e-mail system. We will update you when the phone system is operational again.

District phone system down

There is an issue this morning with the district's phone system. If you are trying to call a school, the bus garage, or central office, please be patient. We will post a follow up message with the problem is resolved. Many apologies for the inconvenience.

Math Intervention Teachers Honored with Trailblazer Award

Thirteen Kentucky teachers received the Northern Kentucky University Trailblazer Award for Mathematics Education during a presentation by President Mearns Dec. 4 at the Embassy Suites Lexington. Among them were 5 math interventionists from Madison County Schools.

City of Richmond postpones parade

Based on predictions from the National Weather Service, City and Emergency Management Officials have decided that postponing the Richmond Christmas Parade will be in the best interest of public safety. Due to scheduling conflicts with various community events, the only date available to reschedule this event is December 12th. Barring further inclement weather, we will hold the parade on this date. The line up for the parade will be from 4:30-6:00pm. The parade will leave Alumni Coliseum at 6:45pm and will arrive at Main Street at approximately 7:00pm. We realize that this is an inconvenience for many of our participants and we are doing everything that we can to help make this event a success. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.

School closed for Thanksgiving Break

Madison County Schools will not be in session Wednesday, Nov. 26; Thursday, Nov. 27; and Friday, Nov. 28; to honor the Thanksgiving holiday. School offices will be closed during that time. The district office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28. School will not be in session for students on Monday, Dec. 1, for a staff professional development day. Enjoy the holiday!

Board adopts new District Vision statement

The Madison County Board of Education approved the adoption of a unified mission and vision statement in to one comprehensive vision statement.

Madison County Schools, in partnership with the community, strives to equip educators and students with the skills to lead by example, develop and speak with a unique voice, and explore their academic curiosity to make a positive impact on our community and world.

Kindergarten students celebrate 50th day of school

The Seahorse students at the Madison Kindergarten Academy celebrated the 50th day of school on October 28 in full 50s flair! Students played with hula hoops, drank root beer floats, bowled, and had a bubble gun blowing contest all while listening to classic era music. The team teachers planned the activities for students as part of their calendar portion of instruction. Students were excited and are looking forward to the next 50 days leading to 100!

On Fire For Their Future

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Madison County Schools! Our academic achievements shine through our designation as a proficient-progressing district.

Our commitment to early childhood learning has been strengthened by the implementation of full-day kindergarten across the district. And we’re pressing forward with important facilities improvements that will enhance learning for students.

Afternoon dismissal update

Afternoon dismissal will be at the regular time this afternoon. The district is aware of the traffic impact throughout the county. Please expect many delays in the afternoon bus routes. We appreciate your patience as we are doing our best to get students home as quickly as possible.

Interstate 75 Closure

Due to a chemical spill occurring this morning which has caused a closure of I-75, Madison County Emergency Management recommends residents in the area near the spill take the following precautionary actions:
Shelter in place:

  • Stay inside
  • Do not travel
  • Close windows and doors
  • Continue to listen to local radio stations for further instructions
Fall Break is here!

Happy Fall Break! Classes will resume Thursday, Oct. 16. We hope everyone has a safe and fun extended weekend!

No school on Monday, Sept. 1

REMINDER! There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

3rd Annual Tracks for Packs event helps support Madison Backpack Program Track for Packs registration form with blue backpack.

The 3rd annual Tracks for Packs 5K is coming up Saturday, Sept. 6. The event benefits the Madison Backpack Program, which is facilitated by God’s Outreach Food Pantry and Madison County Schools. You are welcome to register online or by printing a registration form at www.tracksforpacks.org. In the past two years, this event has raised more than $30,000 to help support the Madison Backpack Program. The program sends home more than 1,400 backpacks of food on the weekends with children of all ages across the district.

Updates on Transportation

Each year on the first day of school, we anticipate a few bumps in the road when it comes to transportation. Yesterday, we certainly had some issues. The volume of traffic at Madison Kindergarten Academy was much more than expected and caused our shuttle buses to be unable to get into the school to pick up students. The shuttles were finally loaded and on their way a little after 4 p.m., but that made the buses for Kit Carson, Glenn Marshall, and White Hall elementaries very late in loading and delivering students home. We spent several hours last night reconstructing the dismissal plan for Madison Kindergarten Academy.

Click HERE to hear a message from the superintendent.

MKA start times staggered for first day of school

The Madison Kindergarten Academy at Mayfield is going to operate with a staggered start time schedule on the first day of school. If you have a child attending MKA, please click HERE for the schedule for Wednesday morning.

Back to School Open House at MKA

Madison Kindergarten Academy at Mayfield will host Back to School Open House Friday, August 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. This will be your first chance to meet your new teacher and explore MKA!

New student enrollment dates

If you need to register a new students in Madison County Schools, please see the list below for the dates and times for the school your child will attend. Please be aware that you will need a proof of residency, such as a utility bill or lease agreement, when you register your child.

Volunteer Confidentiality Training schedule available

Back to school time also means it is time for parents, grandparents, and other community members to attend volunteer confidentiality training. Any person who is interested in volunteering in a school, chaperoning a class field trip, or helping in any other way will need to complete the mandatory volunteer confidentiality training. If the training is not completed, that person will be unable to volunteer in any way.

World Archery Championships come to Richmond

Caudill Middle School and Madison Central High School have won the World Archery Championships in the middle and high school divisions. The win is a third consecutive title for Caudill Middle School and a first for MCHS. Congratulations to both teams!

Board chooses name for kindergarten academy

The Board of Education voted unanimously to name the kindergarten center the Madison Kindergarten Academy at Mayfield. The mascot will be the Monarchs and the Madison Kindergarten Academy colors will be red, white and blue.

New Chief Operations Officer named Randy Neeley, chief operations officer.

Madison County Schools named Randy Neeley as chief operations officer. Neeley will begin his role on July 1, 2014. Neeley has served Madison County Schools as director of pupil personnel since 2010. Prior to serving as DPP, he served Madison County Schools as principal of White Hall Elementary, assistant principal of Madison Middle, and health teacher at Madison Middle. Neeley’s career in education began in 1994 and he has served his entire career in Madison County Schools.

Mike's Kids Education Foundation shares new look Mike's Kids logo with blue M and K in shape of watering can and green sprouts.

Mike’s Kids Education Foundation has planted an important seed during the last six years. Now it’s time to let that seed grow — to raise awareness and rally more community support for our students. The Foundation is excited to share with the next chapter.

District bids farewell to Dr. Kevin Hub Staff from Central Office and Dr. Kevin Hub kneeling in cafeteria.

Employees from across the district gathered June 13 to bid a fond farewell to Dr. Kevin Hub. Best wishes to a dear friend and dedicated educator!

Kindergarten registration continues

Kindergarten registration is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, and Thursday, June 5, at each of the four kindergarten academies in the district. Parents can visit any of the four academies to complete the registration packet. For more information on kindergarten registration, please click here.

MCS closed in honor of Memorial Day

School will NOT be in session Monday, May 26, 2014, in honor of Memorial Day. We look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday, May 27.

Reminder: They last day of classes for the district is Friday, May 30. Graduation for Madison Southern High School will take place Sunday, June 1, at 2 p.m. Graduation for Madison Central High School will take place Sunday, June 1, at 6 p.m. Both graduations will be held at EKU's Alumni Coliseum.

MMS celebrates passing of Anti-Bullying Law

Madison Middle School would like to invite everyone in the community to join us on May 27 between 5 and 9 p.m. at Logan's Roadhouse as we celebrate the passing of the Anti-bully law. We will have special guests including our Jazz Band playing at 6 p.m. and country music singer Corey Kenton. Hope to see you there!

MMS hosting Band Open House for potential students
Thinking about being part of the band next year? The MMS Band Program will host its second open house night this Friday,  May 23. You can come anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. in the MMS Gym. Students can try all the instruments guided by a high school student, and sign up for class for the following school year. Mr. Kerry Evans will be available to answer any questions that you might have. Even if your child isn't sure yet, consider letting them come just to see what it's all about. If you can’t make it, it won’t knock your child out of participating next year. Just simply send Mr. Evans an e-mail and let him know they are interested.
Dr. Hub Accepts Superintendent Post for Logan County Schools Dr. Kevin Hub, superintendent for Logan County.

The Logan County Board of Education announced the selection of Dr. Kevin F. Hub as their next superintendent of schools. Dr. Hub is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Environmental Geography, Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond with a Masters of Arts in Education degree in Geography Education, and Spalding University in Louisville with a Doctorate in Education in Leadership Education. He is currently serving as Assistant Superintendent and Chief Operating Officer for Madison County Schools and is in his 20th year in education.

Nominate your favorite teacher today!
100.7 The Coyote is teaming up with Madison County Ford to find the Madison County Teacher of the Year! Go to our website, www.wcyofm.com, and nominate the teacher that has made an impact on your child’s life or the life of a child you know! Tell The Coyote and Madison County Ford why you’d like to nominate that teacher, their name, where they teach and your name! A panel of judges will choose 5 finalists THIS FRIDAY, May 16! The finalists will be announces on air and on the website www.wcyofm.com. Then, you will be able to vote for your favorite!  The winning teacher wins their choice of a vacation package in cities like Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Gatlinburg, Miami, and even Las Vegas. Most packages include accommodations and tickets to attractions only. Nominate your favorite teacher TODAY at www.wcyofm.com! It’s the Madison County Teacher of the Year contest from Madison County Ford on the bypass in Richmond and 100.7 The Coyote!
Future Madison Middle Families

To parents of 5th graders going to Madison Middle for 2014-2015 school year:

Madison Middle is accepting nominations for Site-Based Council parent representatives for the 2014-2015 school year. They will accept nominations

Summer Learning Opportunites for Students

There are many opportunities for students to continue to learn and expand their knowledge and skills during the summer months. The district will continue to update these opportunities as they are shared with us. You may click HERE for a list of summer opportunities or you may click the link on the left navigation bar.

Calendars, graduations approved by the Board

The Board of Education voted tonight to finalize the district’s calendar for the 2013-2014 school year. 10 minutes per day will be added to the day beginning Wednesday, April 23. The last day of school for students will be Friday, May 30. Closing day for employees will be Thursday, June 5. Professional Development days are scheduled for Tuesday, May 20, and Monday, May 26.

Additional kindergarten registration dates scheduled

Madison County Schools has scheduled some additional kindergarten registration dates. Those dates are June 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and July 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registeration in June will be at all four kindergarten academies - Mayfield, Shannon Johnson, Waco and Kingston elementary schools. Registration in July will be at Mayfield and Shannon Johnson elementaries only. Click HERE for a printable version of this information.

Additional kindergarten registration dates scheduled

Madison County Schools has scheduled some additional kindergarten registration dates. Those dates are June 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and July 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registeration in June will be at all four kindergarten academies - Mayfield, Shannon Johnson, Waco and Kingston elementary schools. Registration in July will be at Mayfield and Shannon Johnson elementaries only.

MCS Technology Extravaganza!

The Madison County Technology Extravaganza Showcase will be held Thursday, April 17, at Madison Central High School. Students will showcase their projects from 5 to 6 p.m. and the awards will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in Madison Central's Auditorium. All students receiving this letter will be recognized on stage. The event this year will be streamed live and recorded so that you will be able to share your success with others. If you are unable to attend but would like to watch the ceremony, click HERE for a live feed.

Blue-White Day for Madison County Schools

Monday, April 7, is Blue-White Day in the district. Madison County Schools is showing its support for former Madison Central standout and current UK Wildcat Dominique Hawkins.

Spring Break for Madison County Schools

Spring Break for Madison County Schools is Monday, March 31, to Friday, April 4. There will be no school for students or staff during the break. The district's central office will be closed during the break as well. Employees needing to pick up checks can do so at the Central Office on Tuesday, April 1, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kindergarten Registration Is This Week!

Kindergarten registration will take place this week at the four kindergarten centers across the district. Registration times are:

  • Monday, March 24, from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 26, from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
School cancelled Monday, March 17; staff report at 10 a.m.

School is cancelled for Madison County Schools today - Monday, March 17, 2014. Staff should report by 10 a.m. Please use caution as you travel today.

Other cancellations:

  • Madison Southern High School baseball game has been cancelled.
  • Madison Southern High School softball game has been cancelled.
  • The blood drive at Kirksville Elementary has been rescheduled for April 23.
House, Senate will meet to resolve "snow day" bill differences

The state House and Senate will meet in conference committee to resolve the differences in their proposed "snow day" bills. No time frame has been announced as to when their work might be concluded. Rep. John Will Stacy of West Liberty says he is hoping for a "swift resolution."

No school Tuesday, March 4

There will be no school for Madison County Schools tomorrow – Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Road conditions remain treacherous. Please be very careful if you must travel.

School cancelled on Monday, March 3

There will be no school for Madison County Schools on Monday, March 3. Please use caution if you must travel tomorrow. District offices will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only.

Other cancellations:

  • Kirksville Elementary Family Fun Night is cancelled.
  • Confidentiality Training at scheduled tonight at Foley Middle is cancelled.
  • All Farristown Middle practices are cancelled today.
  • Glenn Marshall Elementary's blood drive scheduled for this afternoon has been postponed.
  • The 11th Region girls' basketball games scheduled for tonight in Frankfort have been cancelled. Rescheduling will take place later today.
  • Madison Southern's bass fishing team meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.
  • Madison Southern's mock trial practice is cancelled tonight.
  • Clark-Moores Middle softball and baseball practices are cancelled today.
School cancelled

There will be no school today - Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 - for Madison County Schools. Please use caution if you are out on the roads.

No early release on Friday, February 14, 2014

After reviewing weather sources and communicating with several surrounding counties, Madison County Schools has decided NOT to release early today. The day will continue on regular schedule.

Remember, there WILL be school on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

No school in MCS Monday, Feb. 10

There is no school in Madison County Schools today - Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Please use caution if you must travel today.

Other cancellations include:

  • The academic team match between Kingston and Silver Creek has been cancelled.
  • Foley Middle School SBDM meeting has been postponed until 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.
School cancelled for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

There will be no school in Madison County Schools on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Please be safe and use caution if you are out and about.

Other cancellations include:

  • Region 9 NASP Archery tournament: Thursday's flights will be rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22. Friday's and Saturday's flights will go on as scheduled.
MCS on 2-hour delay Wednesday, Feb. 5

Madison County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. There will be NO a.m. Preschool or kindergarten. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

School cancelled for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

There will be no school for Madison County Schools on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Please use caution if you need to be on the roads.

Other cancellations include:

  • Lil Braves Cheer Camp at Clark-Moores Middle School scheduled for today has been postponed. Camp will be Tuesday, Feb. 4, and Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. Campers will perform Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Clark-Moores vs Farristown game.
MCS on two-hour delay Tuesday, Jan. 28

Madison County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. As a result of the delay, there will be NO morning preschool or kindergarten. Afternoon preschool and kindergarten will operate at regular time. Breakfast will not be served, but lunch will be served on regular schedule. Please click here for additional details regarding the delay.

Friday, Jan. 24, cancellations

Madison County Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 24. There will be no school for students or staff.

Other cancellations include:

  • The Glenn Marshall Elementary Archery Tournament scheduled for Jan. 24 and 25 has been cancelled.
  • The Advanced Placement Science Saturday Session scheduled for January 25 in Garrard County has been cancelled. Reschedule info will be sent later.
School cancelled for students Thursday, Jan. 23; staff report

School is cancelled for Madison County Schools on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. All staff needs to report as close to normal time as safely possible.

Other cancellations include:

  • Madison Central AP Students: The Advanced Placement Science Saturday Session shceduled for January 25 in Garrard County has been cancelled.
  • Madison Middle boys' basketball game vs Foley Middle has been cancelled.
  • Madison Middle volleyball practice has been cancelled.
  • Caudill Middle archery practice is cancelled.
  • Caudill Middle basketball game vs Farristown Middle is cancelled.
  • White Hall Elementary has cancelled the SBDM meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
  • White Hall Elementary Snow Day Prep Party (math/literacy night) scheduled for tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 has been cancelled.
School cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 22

School is cancelled for Madison County Schools on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Please use caution and be safe if you must travel.

Other cancellations for today include:

  • All practices at Farristown Middle School are cancelled.
  • Glenn Marshall Elementary academic meet is cancelled.
  • Kirksville Elementary academic meet is cancelled.
  • Caudill Middle cheer clinic is cancelled for today.
  • Madison Southern High School wrestling match tonight is cancelled.
  • White Hall Elementary academic team match scheduled for today is cancelled.
  • Mayfield Elementary academic match is cancelled.
  • Daniel Boone Elementary academic match is cancelled.
  • Waco Elementary and Silver Creek Elementary academic team match is cancelled.
No school today in Madison County Schools

There will be no school Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Madison County Schools. Please use caution if you need to be out on the roadways.

Other cancellations today include:

  • Mayfield Elementary SBDM meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. is cancelled. A special called meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m.
  • Kirksville Elementary archery practice is cancelled.
  • 7th grade volleyball tournament at Madison Middle has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
  • Madison Middle vs Caudill Middle basketball game scheduled for tonight has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
  • 7th grade volleyball tournament at Farristown has been cancelled.
  • Madison Southern High School bowling vs. East Jessamine has been cancelled tonight.
  • Farristown vs Clark-Moores boys' basketball game tonight has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
  • Caudill Middle basketball and volleyball has been cancelled for tonight.
  • MCHS boys' basketball game vs West Jessamine has been cancelled tonight.
  • Caudill Middle archery practice at In Range Archery is cancelled.
No school Monday, Jan. 20

Reminder: There is no school is Madison County Schools on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Enjoy a long weekend! See everyone on Tuesday!

School cancelled

There is no school today in Madison County Schools. Please be safe if you must travel this morning.

Lockdown lifted

The lockdown has been lifted for B. Michael Caudill Middle and Glenn Marshall Elementary. We do not anticipate any delays in the afternoon commute, but we do appreciate your patience if there is a disruption in the schedule.

Two MCS schools placed on precautionary lockdown

Madison County Sheriff's Department has placed B. Michael Caudill Middle and Glenn Marshall Elementary on lock down because of a foot pursuit in the Union City area. We will post an update as soon as one is available.

MCS planning to operate on regular schedule Wednesday, Jan. 8

Madison County Schools is planning to operate on its regular schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Please take appropriate precautions during the morning commute. We are looking forward to seeing all of our students and staff tomorrow.

School cancelled for students Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

Madison County Schools will be cancelled for students on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. All staff will need to report on regular schedule. Again, there will be NO school for students, but staff will need to report as normal.

Cancellations for Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

Due to the extreme cold temperatures and the pending snow accumulation, Madison County Schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

Other cancelled activities include:

  • B. Michael Caudill Middle girls' volleyball game vs. Madison Middle
Holiday break reminder

Reminder: School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2014. We hope you enjoy the last few days of the holiday break!

District receives donation for shoes for students in need FRC directors receiving shoe donations from local car dealership for those in need.

Madison County Schools received more than 100 pairs of new shoes and $600 in donations for the purchase of new shoes for middle and high school students in the community from the "Walk in Jimmy's Shoes" shoe drive. The drive was sponsored by Jack Burford Chevrolet and Soft Shoe in Richmond. We would like to thank Jack Burford Chevrolet and Soft Shoe for their commitment to our school district and for helping meet the needs of young people in our community.

Winter Program

Winter Music Program

December 17

K-2nd Grade: 9:30

3rd-5th Grade: 1:00

Kindergarten Float Parade

 Kindergarten 

Float

Parade Coming Soon

 

  For More Information Click Read More 

Cancellations for Tuesday, Dec. 10

Due to the cancellation of school today and the weather conditions, several events and activities have been cancelled. They are listed below:

  • Foley Middle vs Madison Middle volleyball game has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
  • Madison Middle dance team practice
  • Caudill Middle Student Winter Showcase tonight is cancelled. The book fair will be from 5 to 7 p.m. as scheduled and the band concert will be at 7 p.m. as scheduled.

The required training for Site-Based Decision-Making Councils tonight will be from 5 to 8 p.m. in the library at Madison Southern as scheduled.

SCHOOL CANCELLED

There will be NO SCHOOL in Madison County Schools today - Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Please use caution if you must travel today.

District to host parent information meeting regarding all-day kindergarten Madison County schools logo with outline of county and student reaching for star with red graduation cap.

Madison County Schools will be hosting a Parent Information Meeting regarding all-day kindergarten. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the auditorium at Madison Middle School. Parents are encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend, you can follow the meeting live via Twitter @NewsMCS. If you have a question you'd like to ask via Twitter, please use #MCSkindergarten.

Information regarding the plans for all-day kindergarten can be found by clicking here or by clicking on the link on the left of the page.

If you have a question you would like to ask regarding all-day kindergarten, please click here to submit your questions.

If you would like to preregister your child for kindergarten in Madison County Schools, please click here.

Board of Education meeting scheduled for Thursday

The location for the Thursday, Nov. 14, Madison County Board of Education meeting has been changed. The meeting has been moved to the auditorium at Madison Southern High School, 297 Glades Rd. Berea. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Veterans honored in programs district wide

Madison County Schools are hosting programs across the district beginning today and continuing until Monday to honor our country's heroes. For a complete list of programs, please click here.

Veterans Day

 

Veterans Day

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Halloween Updates
Halloween Trick or Treat for the City of Richmond, City of Berea and Madison County has been moved to 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. The City of Richmond’s Halloween Hoe-Down has been cancelled. The City of Berea’s Halloween in the Park will take place tomorrow evening as planned at the Russel Acton Folk Center.
All-Day Kindergarten community forum cancelled
The community forum regarding all-day kindergarten scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22, has been cancelled. The forum will be rescheduled for a later time.
Fall Picture Day

    

 Wednesday

October 16

Healthy Communities Study

 

 

Mayfield is a part of a new study called the Healthy Communities Study! 

Number of students taking AP courses nearly triples in three years

This year, 1,165 students are enrolled in Advanced Placement courses at the county school district’s two high schools, nearly triple the number enrolled in 2010. Chief academic officer David Gilliam reported those figures to the school board at its monthly meeting Sept. 12. AP courses prepare students to take AP exams, which can give students a jump start on earning college credits, he said.

Tax Hearing Scheduled

The Madison County Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Madison Central High School lecture lab, 705 North Second Street, Richmond, Kentucky on September 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 60.0 cents on real property and 60.0 cents on personal property.  (The Board may add an additional .1 cents to the above property rates to recover prior losses due to exonerations – KRS 134.590.  If added, rates would be 60.1 cents and 60.1 cents, respectively.)

Weather update: Road issues

WEATHER UPDATE: Madison County has several road issues this afternoon due to the weather. Currently, the road department is working to resolve issues on Curtis Pike at Hagans Mill, Dry Branch Road, Menelaus Road, Mayde Road, Chapel Road, and Hwy. 1016 at Barker Lane. Please be patient this afternoon as we make adjustments to bus routes.

AMPlify MCS gets school year started for staff

Madison County Schools - through the support of community businesses and partners - hosted the 2nd annual AMPlify MCS opening day event for all full-time staff members on Monday, Aug. 12. The event, which is paid for entire through sponsorships and vendors, bring all full-time staff members of the district together at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts for a half day of professional development.

David Gilliam named Chief Academic Officer Portrait of David Gilliam, new Chief Academic Officer.

Superintendent Elmer Thomas has named David Gilliam the district’s new Chief Academic Officer and Assistant Superintendent. Mr. Gilliam has served the students of Madison County Schools for 21 years, all of them at Madison Southern High School. Mr. Gilliam has served Madison Southern as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal.

Board of Education names Elmer Thomas next superintendent Portrait of Elmer Thomas, new superintendent.

The Madison County Board of Education held a special called meeting today to approve the hiring of Elmer Thomas to serve as the district’s next superintendent. The vote was 4 to 1 with Board Member Mary Renfro voting against.

Madison County Schools named Outstanding Training Department Transportation department receiving award for outstanding training department.

The Madison County Schools Transportation Department received an unexpected honor June 25 at the 21st annual Pupil Transportation Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. The Madison County Schools Training Department, within Madison County Schools Transportation Department, received highest accolades from the Kentucky Department of Education. The “Top Overall Training Department” title was bestowed upon the group.

Madison County Schools narrows superintendent search to three finalists Madison County schools logo with shape of county and student reaching for a star.

The Madison County Board of Education announced it has narrowed its search for the district’s next superintendent to three finalists. Matthew Constant, Elmer Thomas, and Robin Steiner are the three candidates who will be interviewed for the position.

Back to School Information for 2013-2014 Orange and blue backpack with purple straps.

Madison County Schools is gearing up for another great school year! The first day for students is Wednesday, August 14. (The first day for preschool students is Monday, August 26.) For information about the 2013-2014 school year - including the school year calendar, important dates and school supply lists, continue reading. Please check back regularly if you do not see information yet from your school.

Parents: Please note that the school lunch prices will increase to $2.25 for paid student lunches (This is a requirement of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act). The increase does not affect those participating in the free/reduced meal program.

Central Office closed Thursday, July 4

Madison County Schools Central Office will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The office will be open Friday, July 5, at 8 a.m. Have a great holiday!

Madison County Board of Education names interim superintendent Portrait of Randy Neeley.

The Madison County Board of Education named Randy Neeley as interim superintendent at its June 13, 2013, regular meeting. Neeley will begin his role as interim superintendent on July 1, 2013, and will continue in that role until a new superintendent is hired by the Board.

Board asks for responses to superintendent search survey Madison County schools logo with outline shape of county and student reaching for a star.

The Madison County Board of Education is seeking feedback from the community regarding its search for a new superintendent. To participate in the survey, click here.

Leadership Cadre hosts successful Family Fiesta Older student teaching young student about crafts.

Madison County Schools classified leadership cadre hosted the Family Fiesta on April 27 at White Hall Elementary School. The event featured a variety of activities for the 28 families that participated. Booths and activities were provided by the Madison County Public Library, Marlene Caldwell Nature Display, Headstart Preschool, Madison County Fire Department, White Hall Volunteer Fire Department, EOC Safety Trailer, Madison County Schools Transportation Department Bus Safety Team, Tates Creek Baptist Church, Lexington Church of God, Diabetic Coalition, Madison County Schools kindergarten registration, door prizes provided by Math Recovery, Clark-Moores Middle Pencil Breakers, and many other groups. Activities included face painting, arts, crafts, and many games.

Mayfield Elementary School Kindergarten Screenings Kindergarten yellow, red and green hands.

For  students entering Kindergarten at Mayfield Elementary in the 2013-2014 school year screenings will be held at Mayfield Elementary on August 8th, 2013 from 8:00am-3:00pm.

PLEASE CALL MAYFIELD ELEMENTARY TO SCHEDULE A TIME TO HAVE YOUR KINDERGARTEN CHILD SCREENED.

Mayfield Elementary Phone Number: 859-625-6050

2013-2014 School Calendar approved by Board

The Madison County Board of Education approved a school year calendar for the 2013-2014 school year. To view the calendar, please click here.

PowerMyLearning up and running for MCS Power My Learning logo in white writing on a blue background.

Madison County Schools has partnered with PowerMyLearning to offer a free digital platform that makes thousands of digital learning activities from across the web easily accessible and usable in one trusted place. The platform was developed by education nonprofit CFY and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Helping students with responding to tragedy

The tornados across Oklohoma on May 20 and the tragic deaths of so many people, including young students, can certainly lead to stress and anxiety. Below are some resources provided by the National Association of School Psychologists that may be useful in helping children deal with tragic events such as this.

Power My Learning ready to empower students during summer Power My Learning and Madison County Cchools logo with shape of county, and student reaching for a star.

Madison County Schools has teamed up with Power My Learning to offer a FREE engaging way for students to maintain their skills in Math during the summer. Don’t let your kids experience the summer slide with their academics, help your kids stay sharp this summer! There will be a parent information night Monday, May 20. 

You can participate from your home computer or join us at the Madison County Technology Training Center (the old Phillips Building on North Second Street). You will need to have sound on your computer. Please visit the Madison County Schools website and go to event registration to register to participate.

MC Technology Extravaganza a big success Blue marble shape of Madison County trophy with wooden base and gold plaque.

Madison County Schools Technology Extravaganza was held April 25 at Madison Central High School. Students from across the district represented their schools with more than 2,000 entries in a variety of categories. The submissions were judged by district administrators according to a specific criteria.

New principals selected for two elementary schools

Two Madison County elementary schools will see a new face in the principal’s chair next school year. Dr. Shelly Boulden will take over for a retiring Richard Lowe at Mayfield Elementary. Starla Browne will take over for Dustin Brumbaugh at Kirksville Elementary.

Superintendent Floyd Named Chief of Staff at KDE

Madison County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Floyd announced today that he will be leaving the district. Dr. Floyd will become the Chief of Staff for the Kentucky Department of Education.

Madison County science teacher Stephanie Winkler elected to lead Kentucky Education Association Portrait of Stephanie Winkler, science teacher.

Stephanie Winkler, a fourth- and fifth-grade science teacher at Mayfield Elementary School in Madison County, is president-elect of the Kentucky Education Association. She was elected by delegates to the 141st KEA Delegate Assembly April 4 in Louisville.

Madison County Schools represented well at local tournament

The Madison Southern High School and Clark-Moores Middle School Archery Teams hosted an archery tournament March 15 and 16 at Madison Southern High School. Teams from Kirksville Elementary, Piner Elementary (Morning View), Glenn Marshall Elementary, Kentucky Christian Academy (Campbellsville), Rockcastle Middle, Caudill Middle, Foley Middle, Clark-Moores Middle, Madison Southern High, Madison Central High, Rockcastle High, and Anderson County High participated in the shoot. In addition, individual shooters from Shannon Johnson Elementary and White Hall Elementary also competed.

Madison County Archers Were Great at State Archers who competed at state competition.

The Kentucky State NASP Archery Tournament was March 18 and 19 in Louisville. There were more than 4,100 archers and 175 teams competing. This was the 2nd  largest Archery Tournament competition in the United States. Madison County Schools was well-represented in the competition with several schools participating.

Building to Represent Mayfield students with lego models they have built.

The students in Mrs. Wilson’s 2nd grade class spend time working with Legos. Mrs. Wilson was the recipient of a Bechtel Parsons Grant that enabled her to purchase the Legos for the students to work with. The students used cooperative group skills and problem solving to construct the different structures.  Mrs. Wilson stated, “I love that the students have the opportunity to problem solve and use different strategies to complete the structures. The critical thinking and life application skills that they are learning are vital to real life. We will also talk about models and scale which is a science concept that the students can be introduced to.” The students will use the other Lego products to display their learning in other areas.

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Mayfield Students Participate in Elite Karate Afterschool Program Mayfield students with karate instructors and Principal Lowe.

Mayfield Students Participate in Elite Karate Afterschool Program

Mayfield students and parents love Elite Karate Afterschool Program.  Pictured are Mayfield Elementary Students Jaylen Edington (L) and Larahyn Estell who participate in Elite Karate with instructors Will Schneider (L) and Harry Hunsucker (R).  Principal, Richard Lowe (center) says that these students’ parents love Elite due to its positive focus and structured organization.  Mr. Lowe would also like to thank Will and Harry for their efforts to provide Mayfield students with this positive experience.

Mayfield Elementary’ s Academic Team Mayfield students on academic team wearing medals.

Mayfield Elementary’ s Academic Team participated in the District Governor’s Cup Competition held on March 2, 2013 at Model Lab. The following students placed in written assessments and will be advancing to the Regional Governor’s Cup Competition to be held on March 23: Nakia Fullerton 3rd on Language Arts, Martha Lowe 2nd in Social Studies, Bryant Wagner 4th in Arts & Humanities and 5th in Science, and Stephen Hunt 1st in Arts & Humanities.

Congratulations State Champions!!!

Congratulations to the Madison Central High School Indians on winning the 2013 KHSAA State Tournament. To celebrate, wear RED, WHITE and BLUE on Monday, March 11!

There will be a community pep rally TONIGHT (Sunday, March 10) at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Central High School.

School cancelled Friday, March 8

Madison County Schools will be closed Friday, March 8.

Mrs. Wilson's Guest Reader for Read Across America Linda Brumagen reading to students in Mrs. Wilson's class.

Ms. Linda Brumagen an administrative assistant at the Special Education Department was a guest reader in Mrs. Wilson's second grade class.  Mrs. Brumagen read to the students to encourage reading and celebrate Read Across America.

State Tournament Ticket Information

Madison Central High School will play Wayne County at noon on Wednesday, March 6, at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Madison County Schools will be closed on Wednesday. Please continue reading for ticket sales information.

School cancelled on Wednesday, March 6
Madison County Schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 6, in recognition of the Madison Central Boys Basketball team's participation in the KSHAA Sweet 16 Tournament. Ticket information will be available soon.

 

Mayfield Bookfair

Mayfield students and parents can order books online from Mayfield's BookFair.  The link below will take you to the website to order books.

http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/mayfieldelemschool

 

Brumbaugh named district's Human Resources Director Portrait of Dustin Brumbaugh.

Madison County Schools announces today that Dustin Brumbaugh will become Human Resources Director for Madison County Schools. Brumbaugh will begin his duties on July 1.

Results of BRIGANCE Kindergarten Screen released Madison County Schools logo with child reaching for star and shape of county behind.

Madison County Schools agreed to pilot a common screening initiative for the state of Kentucky. The pilot began at the beginning of this school year and all children entering kindergarten were given the BRIGANCE Kindergarten Screen to determine each child’s developmental abilities at the beginning of school. The BRIGANCE screening is designed to help kindergarten teachers plan individual instruction based on what children know and are able to do.

Shoot for the Cure has another successful year Archery students holding their bows while competing in the shoot for the cure competition.

Madison Southern High Schools and Madison County Schools hosted the 3rd Annual National Archery in the School's Program Shoot for the Cure Archery Tournament on Feb. 15 and 16. Every school in Madison County Schools was represented with more than 520 archers participating. The tournament was a huge success, said archery coordinator Doug Carter, raising more than $5,000. The funds raised will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Hospice Care Plus equally. Over the past three years, Madison County Schools archers have raised close to $19,000 for these two organizations.

District adopts One-Hour Delay option

Madison County Schools has developed a one-hour delay option for inclement weather, Superintendent Tommy Floyd announced at the Madison County Board of Education meeting. The plan will give district administrators the option to put the district on a one-hour delay when there is severe or inclement weather in the area.

Weekend cancellations
School Closed

There will be no school in Madison County Schools today - Friday, February 1.

After school cancellations

Kirksville Elementary math and reading clubs and STLP are cancelled today.

Madison Middle School archery is cancelled today.

Clark-Moores Middle School archery is cancelled today.

Kingston Elementary Archery is cancelled today.

Mayfield Elementary reading clubs and tutoring are cancelled today.

Afternoon kindergarten/preschool cancelled

Madison County Schools is cancelling afternoon kindergarten/preschool and the middday bus routes for today, January 31, 2013. Parents of morning kindergarten/preschool students may pick their children up if they choose. Students can also stay at school and be transported this afternoon by bus. If you have questions, please call your school office or the district office.

Parent resources guide for dealing with national tragedy
Parents: Please feel free to utilize this parent resource guide "Helping Children Cope with a National Tragedy" and contact your school or the district office for additional resources.
EPAS scores released for Madison County Schools
Madison County Schools released the results of the EXPLORE and PLAN tests taken by students in grades 8 and 10, respectively, during the fall of 2012. Please click "read more" for more information on the scores.
Christmas Around the World Christmas card created by Mayfield student to show how Christmas is celebrated in other countries.
Mayfield Third Grade Students would love to invite the school community to visit us in the gym on December 3 between 9:30-11:30. Third Graders have created Holiday Cards to teach the community about Christmas Celebrations around the world. Many countries will be represented by student teams. Each team will display the cards they created as well as present facts and information about the country they researched. All greeting cards and research was planned, organized, and produced by student teams. The cards were then packaged by students in groups of four and include envelopes. You will have the opportunity to purchase a pack of 4 cards for $2. They will use the profit from card sales to help fund their Spring fieldtrip to the Louisville Zoo in April 2013.
Mayfield Elementary STLP Team Competed in Regional STLP Competition Mayfield students in black STLP shirts posing with their project Stomp Out Littering at the regional STLP competition.
Mayfield Elementary students in the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) competed in the regional STLP competition on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, in Somerset, Kentucky. The students presented a project titled Mayfield Stomps Out Littering which focused on preventing littering in the community. The student’s purpose for the project is to inform others (students, parents, and the community) about how and why not to litter. Students earned a score of 108 and will compete at the STLP State Competition in March at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.
Mayfield Elementary Honors Veterans Mayfield students play trumpets for Veteran's Day program.
On November 9, Mayfield Elementary School honored Veterans with a school-wide assembly. Madison Central High School’s JrROTC led by Frank Myers kicked off the ceremony by posting the colors. Each grade level sang patriotic songs led by music teacher Matthew Courtney.
November 12-16 is National School Psychology Awareness Week
November 12-16 2012 is National Association of School Psychology (NASP) Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Know Your Own Strengths. Discover Them. Share Them. Celebrate Them.”
Mrs. Wilson's Class Celebrates Reading Success Multi-colored bubbles taped to wall for every book read by students in Mrs. Wilson's class.
Mrs. Wilson's Class Celebrated after reading 138 books in the month of October. Their goal for the year is 1,00 books. They continue to bubble there way to the top of the gum machine as they work to reach their goal.
Second Grade Field Trip to Biwater Farm Second grade students at Bi-water farm in Georgetown posing in front of old truck with scarecrow driving.
Second Grade Stops to take a break on their field trip after gathering pumpkins at Biwater Farm.
Mayfield Students and Staff Participate in Pumpkin Run Mayfield students and staff who participated in the pumpkin run event.
Mayfield students and staff participated in the Pumpkin Run on November 3, 2012 at Battlefield Memorial Park in Richmond, KY. Mrs. Kim Stanley, a teacher at Mayfield helped students prepare for the run by working out and jogging once a week.
Mayfield Elementary STLP Team Presented Project at the Pumpkin Run Mayfield STLP students presenting their Stomp Out Littering project at the pumpkin run annual race.
Mayfield Elementary students in the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) presented their Showcase Project, November 3, 2012 at the Pumpkin in Richmond, Kentucky. The students presented a project titled Mayfield STOMPS OUT LITTERING which focused on Littering. The student’s purpose for the project is to inform others (students, parents, and the community) about not littering and keeping our community healthy and clean.
Red Ribbon Week at Mayfield Mayfield student walking a line wearing "crazy" goggles to learn about dangers of alcohol and drugs.
During Red Ribbon Week, Mayfield Elementary students discussed the dangers of alcohol and drugs. We had several guest speakers that included Trooper Blanton of the KY State Police, Major Mike Unger of the KY National Guard, Major Terry Corder also of the KY National Guard, and Jennifer Webb.  Our speakers discussed how difficult it is to do anything under the influence of alcohol and drugs. They explained how if a body is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, then the brain does not work the way it should, and people could hurt themselves and others. The students participated in activities that showed these effects. Students had to ride a tricycle, play basketball, and walk a straight line using “crazy goggles”. These goggles made it very difficult for the students to accomplish any of these feats. They quickly realized that using alcohol and drugs is the wrong choice.
News Update
Madison County Schools officials have been in communication with law enforcement today regarding a situation involving an escapee. Law enforcement has advised at this time there is no need for lockdown at any school. Schools will dismiss on the normal afternoon schedule.
Writing gives me VOICE.... Voice.3gp
During recent writing conferences in Mrs. Winkler's Science class, 5th grade student, Stephen Hunt, talked to the class about how he uses "voice" in his writing. His response is both insightful and telling about how he approaches the writing process to express himself. His words and pictures on paper exude strong voice and he is admired by his classmates for his creativity in all that he does. We have so much "Panther Pride" in Stephen that we had to share him with the world!
Emergency sirens to be tested Sept. 19
On September 19, the regularly scheduled test of the Madison County Siren, Advisor Alert Radio, and Local Emergency Notification System will be conducted at an earlier time to coincide with the annual federally-graded community exercise that day.
September is Food Service Month in MCS Board member Beth Brock serving students lunch in cafeteria.
Madison County Schools uses the month of September to highlight the Food Service Department and its importance to our students and staff. During the month, many special guests help our cafeteria staff serve breakfast and lunch. Today, Madison County Board of Education member Beth Brock helped serve lunch in the cafeteria at White Hall Elementary.
Join Tracks for Packs to benefit the Madison County Backpack Program
The community is invited to help feed hungry Madison County schoolchildren by participating in the Tracks for Packs 5K race scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Madison County Backpack Program. The initiative, which was begun in 2008 by God’s Outreach Food Pantry, provides students in need of assistance with a backpack full of non-perishable food items to eat over the weekend.
District has new focus on nutrition
Madison County schools are falling in line with the national Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act mandate, and are offering additional healthy choices for students this year. The district will be participating in the “One Great Tray” campaign, which encourages students to build a healthy meal by choosing a fruit or vegetable, a protein, a whole grain and a serving of dairy each day at lunch.
Welcome Back!
Welcome back Madison County Schools students, staff and faculty. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2012-2013 school year!
Mayfield Back to School Night-Open House Mayfield Elementary entrance with welcome back to school sign.
Back To School Night-Open House 5-7 p.m.
July Board meeting rescheduled
PUBLIC NOTICE
 
The Madison County Board of Education has cancelled its meeting scheduled for July 12, 2012. A special board meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 24, beginning at 6 p.m. at Madison Central High School.
First Lady Jane Beshear announces 2012 Summer Reading List
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 28, 2012) – In an effort to increase youth readership, First Lady Jane Beshear today announced her Top 10 Summer Reading List as a part of the First Lady’s Reading Recommendations Initiative. “Educators have long known that reading over summer vacation leads to improved performance when school resumes, and fosters a lifelong love of reading,” said Mrs. Beshear.  “My books for this list include some summer-themed selections and many tales of friendship, mystery, adventure and self-discovery.” Mrs. Beshear introduced the Reading Recommendations program in the summer of 2009 and issues reading lists four times per year.
Extreme heat tips
Madison County EMA/CSEPP reminds residents to take precautions during summer days of extreme heat. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.
2011-2012 School Year in Review
The 2011-2012 school year was a very exciting year for Madison County Schools. The district made some big strides in the areas of instructional technology and next generation learning.
Board vacancy applications available
The Kentucky Department of Education is accepting applications for the Madison County Board of Education Division 5 seat. Application packets are available at the Madison County Schools Central Office. Postmark deadline for applications is June 20.
Mrs. Bohannon resigns from Board of Education Portrait of Betsy Bohannon, board member.
After 14 years of service to the Madison County Board of Education, current Board Chair Betsy Bohannon has decided to step down from her seat on the Board. Mrs. Bohannon began her tenure on the Board of Education in May 1998. She was appointed to serve the Division V seat left vacant by Barbara Bentley. In November 1998, Mrs. Bohannon was elected to a four-year term on the Board to represent Division V. Mrs. Bohannon has been re-elected three times since then – in 2000, 2004 and 2008. Her current term is set to expire this year.
Madison County Schools makes national recognition list
Only 2,437 public school districts out of the nations 15,571 districts have been recognized for meeting the needs of fmilies. Madison County Schools is among them. Please click here for more details.
Summer camps available to Madison County students
Summer is filled with learning opportunities and experiences for children. For a listing of many of these camps and learning opportunities, please click here. (Please note that this listing is not comprehensive. There may be opportunities not listed.)
Mrs. Wilson's Class Earns Dilly Bars for Reaching A.R. Goal Mrs. Wilson's Class Earns Dilly Bars
Mayfield students raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Mayfield students posing in front of projector screen for winning penny war for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Recently, Mayfield Elementary had a Penny War among the classes to see who could raise the most money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The winning class was to receive a popcorn and movie party. The whole school raised $670. However, Mrs. Winkler's class raised the most money by bringing in $167. Way to go Mrs. Winkler's Class!
Mayfield students get special visit from Ronald McDonald Ronald McDonald dressed in yellow clown suit talking to students at Mayfield.
On May 14, Ronald McDonald visited Mayfield Elementary. He presented a program to the students in the Preschool, Head Start and morning Kindergarten classes. Ronald talked about how important books are. Using different books, he taught the children interesting facts about various countries around the world. He even brought along his friend, Harry the orangutan. The children LOVED him!
MCS math interventionists featured in article
Madison County Schools math interventionists and their work in our schools are the subject of an article on the Kentucky Center for Mathematics website.
Superintendent Floyd selected for national Teacher Leader Award Portrait of Superintendent Tommy Floyd.
Tommy Floyd, Superintendent of the Madison County Schools, will receive national recognition for leadership that allows struggling first-grader students to have the best-possible instruction so they can quickly reach proficiency. The Reading Recovery teacher leader award will be presented to Mr. Floyd during the Leadership Academy in North Bethesda, MD on Friday, June 22.
Mayfield Penny War for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Mayfield student posing in front of projector screen for winning penny war for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
MCHS baseball hosting Teacher Appreciation Night
Madison Central High School baseball team is hosting a Teacher Appreciation Night Friday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. The team will take on Elizabethtown. Admission is FREE for teachers with a valid school ID. Teachers can also register for door prizes to be given away at the top of each inning. Please join the team in recognizing teachers for their dedication to the students of Madison County!
Mayfield STLP Students Win At The Technology Extravaganza Mayfield STLP
Mayfield Celebrates the 100th Day of School
The 2nd Grade, 1st Grade, and Kindergarten participated in a variety of 100th day activities within their individual classrooms.

Project Graduation 2012 Madison Central Mardi Gras Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction with gold, green and purple ribbons and a gold mask.
Mayfield Chorus Mayfield Elementary Chorus
Mayfield Chorus Performs at Renfo Valley
Student Technology Leadership Program Mayfield STLP students with matching black t-shirts together for their STLP regional showcase.
STLP Competes at Regional Competition
Mayfield News Artist Mitch Barrett with Mayfield students learning about Appalachia.
Visiting Artist Leaves Mayfield Students With Inspiration
Scholastic Bookfair Bookaneer Scholastic Book Fair.  Where books are the treasure!

Visit our on line Scholastic Book Fair to order books starting October 12th until the 25th.  Volunteers are needed to help with the bookfair.  Please sign up on our book fair webpage.  You can also come visit us between October 17th and October 21st in the library.

Madison County Schools names new Director of District Wide Services Chuck Cash, director of district wide services.

Madison County Schools named Charles “Chuck” Cash as director of district wide services this week. Mr. Cash will begin his role on December 1, 2014.

Mr. Cash began work in Madison County Schools in December 2003 as science and social studies teacher at Foley Middle School. While at Foley Middle, Mr. Cash also served students as girls’ softball coach and girls’ basketball coach. Mr. Cash served as assistant principal at Madison Southern High School from July 2006 to July 2007 before begin named associate principal at Madison Southern in July 2007. In December 2013, Mr. Cash was named principal at MSHS and is currently serving in that role.

Read Across America Celebration

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Mayfield will be recognizing Read Across America week during the last week in February. Read Across America week focuses on Literacy and celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday. During that week, we will be reading the book,

Christmas Around the World

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Mayfield Third-Grade students invite the community to visit the school’s gymnasium on Thursday, December 5 between 12:30 -2:00.

Spring Book Fair

Spring Book Fair

 

February 27 - March 5

 

Fall Family Night
Fall Family Night

Tuesday, October 29 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

School Events and Activities Cancelled

Event and activity cancellations are listed here.

MCS Earns Distinguished rating on Unbridled Learning Assessments

Kids are throwing colorful confetti into the air in celebration.Madison County Schools is pleased to announce that the district has earned a classification of “Distinguished” as a district on the 2015-2016 Unbridled Learning Assessments. The district moved up from a “Proficient” designation last year. The “Distinguished” designation means that Madison County Schools is performing among the top 10 percent of districts across the state.

 

To learn more about the district and school results for Madison County Schools, please visit our Unbridled Learning Results page.

EKU partnership with NBC Learn will benefit MCS students

A new partnership between Eastern Kentucky University and NBC Learn will provide students and faculty access to premium education videos, which will also be available to classrooms throughout the Madison County School District.

EKU is the first institution in the Commonwealth to gift the educational resource to a local school district. The University’s Model Laboratory School – a department of the College of Education that teaches students from pre-K through 12th grade while providing field experiences for EKU students – already has access to the NBC Learn collection.

No school Wednesday, March 5; staff report

There will be no school for Madison County Schools students on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Staff needs to report by 9 a.m. Wednesday for a work day. Please be safe when traveling.

Other cancellations:

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences at B. Michael Caudill Middle have been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 12, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
MCS named to AP District Honor Roll

Madison County Schools is one of 477 public and private districts to be named to the College Board’s 4th annual Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll. The honor roll includes public and private districts throughout the U.S. and Canada that increased access to Advanced Placement courses for a broader number of students while also maintaining or improving the rate at which their AP students earned passing scores of 3 or higher (out of a possible 5) on an AP Exam.

Rep. Rita Smart introduces bill designating October “Anti-Bullying Month” in Kentucky Madison Middle students lying in grass spelling out Stop Bullying.

A bill to designate October as Anti-Bullying Month in Kentucky and make purple and yellow the colors of the awareness campaign’s official commemoration ribbon has been introduced in the Kentucky House by Rep. Rita Smart. Madison Middle School is working with her to promote the bill. A press conference is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 9 a.m. at Madison Middle School.

BMCMS teacher chosen for national food safety and nutrition training program Teacher Lisa Chaffins chosen for national food safety and nutrition training program.

Lisa Chaffins, a teacher at B. Michael Caudill Middle School in was one of 32 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.

2014 Unbridled Learning Data Released Madison County Schools logo with blue circle, student reaching for star with shape of county in white behind.

Madison County Schools is pleased to announce that the district has increased its scores enough to be designated as a "Proficient - Progressing" district. Proficient means the district ranks in the 70th percentile or above among all 173 Kentucky districts. The district reached the 87th percentile this year among Kentucky districts.

5 schools eligible for Community Eligibility Program

Madison County Board of Education announced today the district has five (5) schools that are eligible for and will be implementing the Community Eligibility Program for the 2014-2015 school year.

The CEP eligible schools include:

  • Daniel Boone Elementary
  • Kirksville Elementary
  • Waco Elementary
  • Madison Kindergarten Academy
  • Bellevue Learning Center, including Madison Day Treatment and Preschool
Madison County Schools recognized as LMAS district Deborah Campbell receiving award from Tommy Floyd for Let's Move Active Schools program.

 

Madison County Schools is pleased to announce its support for Let’s Move! Active Schools. Let’s Move! Active Schools is a comprehensive program that empowers school champions – physical education teachers, classroom teachers, principals, administrators and parents – to create active environments that enable all students to get moving and reach their full potential. The district was recognized at the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance conference.

Weather update from Superintendent Thomas

Watch this video message from Superintendent Thomas to find out more about the district's calendar.

Click here.

Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass offers innovation grants

Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass is once again offering Madison County teachers the opportunity to apply for Innovation Grants. The grants are intended to recognize and reward teachers who bring innovative approaches to the classroom. The program will be awarding up to 10 $1,000 grants to fund creative classroom activities that promote student-centered learning and enhances education in science, math, and/or technology programs.

Madison County Schools plans for all-day kindergarten

The Madison County Board of Education voted 4-1 Thursday evening to approve a plan for implementing all-day kindergarten in the district in the fall of 2014. The Board reviewed three plans submitted by Superintendent Elmer Thomas and approved the option recommended by the superintendent.

Save Your Aluminum Can Tabs before Recycling! Large pile of silver aluminum can tabs.

Please save all your aluminum can tabs! 

All the schools are having a contest. The school saves the most aluminum can tabs will win the contest.

MCS Has Two Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award Winners Jennifer Farley (left) and Brandi Smith (right)

UPDATE:  Madison Middle's Brandi Smith has been selected as a Middle School Finalist. Congratulations to Ms. Smith! Winners from each gade level - elementary, middle and high - will be announced along with the overall winner at a ceremony at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 in Frankfort.

 

The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline™ have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2017 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA). Two of the 24 are Madison County Schools teachers. Congratulations to Jennifer Farley of Farristown Middle and Brandi Smith of Madison Middle. These teachers qualify to compete for the 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced next month.

October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month Purple shape of Kentucky with gold and lavender ribbon wrapped around in the shape of a heart.

Below is a message from State Rep. Rita Smart regarding October as Anti-Bullying Month in Kentucky. Thank you to the students and staff at Madison Middle School for their efforts in making the month of October about awareness in our state. And thank you to Rep. Smart for sponsoring the bill.

District finance reports available for review

The Madison County Board of Education's financial report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, will be available for public inspection on the district's website from August 29, 2014, through September 30, 2014. To view the financial report, click HERE or visit the Finance Department's homepage.

School will be in session March 21, 2014

Madison County Schools will be utilizing March 21, 2014, as a make up day. The day was scheduled as a professional development day for staff, but will now be a regular school day. School will be in session for students on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Mike's Kids Education Foundation awards literacy grants Teachers who have received grants from Mike's Kids.

Each year, the Mike’s Kids Education Foundation graciously awards Literacy Grants to teachers for creative classroom activities that promote student-centered learning and enhance education. MKES has awarded more than $51,000 in literacy grants to teachers in Madison County Schools in the past six years.

All-day kindergarten passes unanimously Madison County schools logo with student reaching for star in front of outline of county.
Board member Becky Coyle made the motion, which was seconded by Board member Mary Renfro, to adopt all-day kindergarten in Madison County Schools. The motion passed unanimously. Working toward a brighter future for our kids and our community!
Mark your calendar for Kindergarten Registration! Boy and girl holding alphabet letters.

Madison County Schools elementary schools will host kindergarten registration from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 16 to 18. If your child will begin kindergarten in the fall of 2013, please make plans to register that child during those times.

 

FTMS Principal Receives Distinguished Principal Credential Alicia Hunter, Principal of Farristown Middle School

Madison County Schools is proud to announce that Farristown Middle Principal Alicia Hunter received the Distinguished Principal Credential from the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL). NISL implemented a national advanced credentialing system aiming to transforming the principalship in America. The initiative is being piloted in partnership with districts in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Mississippi under a 3-year, $11 million grant from the United States Department of Education’s Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant program.

Madison County Schools Notice of Non-Discrimination

Madison County Schools
Notice of Non-Discrimination

As required by federal law, the District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetic information, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Richmond-area kindergarten academy principal named

Madison County Schools Superintendent Elmer Thomas announced Thursday evening that Shelly Boulden will serve as principal of the Richmond-area kindergarten academy beginning next school year. Boulden is currently principal at Mayfield Elementary.

Glenn Marshall Elementary wins Pumpkin Run! Shannon Johnson takes home Triple Crown Students who participated in the pumpkin run race.
Glenn Marshall Elementary School took home the top prize for participation at the 8th Annual Coordinated School Health Pumpkin Run/Walk for Health. The Mustangs registered 185 participants at this year's event, giving them top prize for a second straight year. Last year, they shared the 1st place spot with Shannon Johnson Elementary. Waco Elementary came in second place with 132 parcticipants and Shannon Johnson Elementary came in third with 109 at the event. This year's Pumpkin Run/Walk for Health had 549 registered participants representing 15 schools.
District, school assessment results available Unbridled learning college and career readiness for all.
In 2009, the Kentucky General Assembly, passed Senate Bill 1, which began a new era in public school assessment and accountability. This new accountability system holds all schools and districts accountable for improving student performance. 

Madison County Schools is pleased with the results of the new assessment and accountibility system. The results confirm that the district is working hard to ensure that Every Student Counts. Progress is being made throughout the district.
Board Member represents state in Washington DC John Lackey board member posing with Senator Mitch McConnell and other representatives.

School board members from across Kentucky, including Madison County's own John Lackey, and KSBA staff attended NSBA’s Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C., Feb. 24.

To read a report from the trip, click here.

Protect yourself, others during flu season

Flu season is upon us. With confirmed cases of influenza in Madison County, the district would like to remind you of the importance of protecting yourself and others from the spread of the virus and other germs. Please read below for some information about influenza.

2013 Unbridled Learning results are in: District designated "Proficient" Madison County schools logo with blue circle and white outline of county and student reaching for star.
Madison County Schools is pleased to announce that the district has increased its scores enough to be designated as a "Proficient" district. Proficient means the district ranks in the 70th percentile or above among all 173 Kentucky districts. The district is also pleased to announce that Silver Creek Elementary is listed as a "Distinguished-Progressing" school, which means Silver Creek ranks in the 90th percentile of Kentucky's elementary schools.
Principals hired at Madison Central High, Waco Elementary
Madison County Schools is pleased to announce the selection of two new principals in the district. The site-based decision making councils at Madison Central High and Waco Elementary schools have completed the hiring process.

“Madison County Schools is extremely excited to have Drew Muntz and Venessa Worley in leadership roles,” said Superintendent Elmer Thomas. “Both of these individuals have an abundance of education and leadership experience that will benefit our students, staff and community.”

School year calendar update

As of Wednesday, March 5, 2014, students have missed fifteen (15) days of school for inclement weather – Dec. 10; Jan. 6, 7, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24; Feb. 3, 6, 10, 26; and March 3, 4, and 5. When the calendar was developed for this school year, administrators “built in” time for four (4) school days. That time has been used and we are now making adjustments to the calendar. Students attended school on Presidents Day (Feb. 17), which was in the original calendar as a holiday. Students will attend school on Friday, March 21, which was in the original calendar as a professional development day. The original last day of classes was scheduled for Friday, May 23. The last day of classes for students will now be Friday, June 6. The calendar will continue to be updated as we move through winter. An updated calendar can be found by clicking here.

What's Next? Madison County Schools
Madison County Schools has released its latest video highlighting the wonderful initiatives happening around the district and the great things students and staff are doing to prepare for a successful future.  http://youtu.be/c6YkiwgjSnE 
MCS ranks 7th nationally in NSBA’s Digital District Survey
The National School Boards Association has done the Digital District Survey in conjunction with the Center for Digital Education for the past eight years to showcase how school boards are effectively using technology to do their work as a board, communicate with the public, and empower their administrators to embrace modern practices. NSBA has shared rankings with state school boards associations in each state.
Mayfield Students On the Reading Train to Success Mayfield students in the library posing with teacher.
Wanda Wilson's second grade students are celebrating reading and passing more than 500 Accelerated Reader (A.R.) Tests. The class began the A.R. Program in November. The students set a goal of earning a train car for every A.R. Test.
Madison County Schools Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration for all Madison County Schools except White Hall Elementary will be the week of March 19 through March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration at White Hall Elementary will be held March 26 through March 30 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. If you need to register your child for kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year, please visit the school your child will attend to register during the week scheduled. For additional information, please contact Central Office at 624-4500 or your child's school.
Madison County students gearing up for assessments
Madison County Schools students and staff are getting ready for yearly assessments. The state assessment window for Madison County Schools is scheduled for May 8-18. Please watch this video created by Waco Elementary students for some helpful test-taking tips. 
Mudslide on Tates Creek Road affects buses
Mudslide update: Tates Creek Road between Maple Grove Road and Whitlock Road will not be reopened until sometime this evening. Buses will be using Jacks Creek Road to travel to the Valley View and Baldwin areas of Madison County for afternoon drop off.
Help Storm Vicitims
Anyone from Madison County that would like to help the people of Menifee County that lost their homes from last night's storm, may drop items off at Eastside Community Church on Sunday, March 4. Items will be collected between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. Any donation will be appreciated. Here are some suggestions: any kind of canned foods, peanut butter, bottled water, pillows with cases, blankets, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, shampoo, washclothes, towels, baby stuff, clothes, etc. Or any item you think might be needed.
EPAS test scores released for Madison County Schools
Madison County Schools released the results of the EXPLORE and PLAN tests taken by students in grades 8 and 10, respectively, during the fall of 2011. 
District celebrates Farristown's Grand Opening Green and white invitation for grand opening of Farristown Middle School.
Farristown Middle School will host it's Grand Opening Event including a dedication ceremony and open house at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. The public is encouraged to attend and see the new facility.
Madison County Schools to celebrate National School Breakfast Week
Since 1989, schools across the United States have taken part in National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) celebrations in an effort to increase awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children. School breakfast is not only good for children’s physical well-being, but also for their cognitive abilities. Research has shown that kids who eat breakfast score better on tests, have fewer health issues and even behave better.