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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.

MSHS bass fishing teams place 1st and 2nd in state tournament MSHS bass fishing tournament winners

Madison Southern High School recently competed in the TBF State Championship at Lake Cumberland. During this competition, which hosted more than 192 boats of high school fishers, MSHS had boats that placed 1st and 2nd. This was the largest high school fishing tournament that TBF had ever put on. These boaters were Brandon Turner and Seth Hembree with 15 pounds, 2 ounces for first place and Blake Harold and Cameron Cochran with 14 pounds, 10 ounces for second place.

Graduation Dates Set

The Madison County Board of Education set graduation dates and times for both high schools during its regular meeting on March 9. Graduation for Madison Central High School seniors will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19. Graduation for Madison Southern High School seniors will be at noon on Saturday, May 20. Both graduation ceremonies will take place at Eastern Kentucky University's Alumni Coliseum.

Foley art teacher's article featured in national magazine Foley Art Teacher Patricia Weiner

Congratulations to Mrs. Patricia Bryant Weiner, Art Teacher at Foley Middle School. Mrs. Weiner submitted an article to School Arts Magazine along with Foley student samples. The article, As Seen Through Their Eyes, is published in the March 2017 edition. 

Change in Kindergarten Entry Age and Addition of Early Admission

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.