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Madison Central English Teacher Wins Chamber of Commerce Award

Chris Harrell

Madison Central English Teacher Wins Chamber of Commerce Award

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

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

Madison Central Chemistry Teacher Wins KSTA Award

Picture of Elizabeth Howard

Madison Central Chemistry Teacher Wins KSTA Award

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

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

EKU Spring Registration

EKU will at MCHS to register students for the 2018 spring semester on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 8 am to 12 pm in computer LAB A.  Students who need to take CMS 100 will take the class online.

EKU Now Registration Schedule:

  • 1st Harrell and Gray classes
  • 2nd – Harrell’s class
  • 3rd – Gray’s 5th and 6th classes
  • 4th – Harrell’s 7th period and 4th period EKU NOW bus riders.
College Reps at MCHS

Representatives from the colleges listed below will be at MCHS on the following dates..

  • Monday, November 13 – Berea College and Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lecture Lab
  • Tuesday, November 14 – Sullivan College in Lecture Lab
  • Tuesday, November 28  – Morehead State University and Alice Lloyd College in Lecture Lab
MCHS Yearbook Information

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

ACT Review Course

The Sullivan University ACT review is held on the Saturday & Sunday one week prior to the National ACT test date.  Lunch is provided.  The cost for both days is $80.  Lunch & a study guide with CD are included.  Register here.

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.

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.”

Governor's School for the Arts

The Governor's School for the Arts is a free , three week  intensive summer art program open to 10th and 11th graders.  GSA is looking for students with skills in their art form, passion for creativity, an open mind, collaborative spirit, and eagerness for learning to apply for the 2018 Summer Program.  


See Mrs. Calico in the Guidance Office if you have questions.


The bottom link is the direct link where student's can begin the application process for the GSA. Applications are open now and are due by January 12th.  Students apply online.  


KY Center for the Arts website


Application for KY Governor's School for the Arts website

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.