Daniel Boone Elementary School News

White Hall Elementary Archery Team: 2016 National Champs

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

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.

Daniel Boone library media specialist honored with website award

Daniel Boone Elementary Library Media Specialist Donna Morris was recently named the winner of the Central Kentucky Association of School Librarians (CKASL) Outstanding School Library Website Award. Donna was presented with her award by the CKASL President at the CKASL Spring Meeting at Garrard County High School Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Donna’s website was chosen as exemplary by a panel of her library peers for its visual appeal, engaging layout, plethora of resources for students, parents, and teachers, and navigational straightforwardness.

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

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

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, 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.

MCHS hosting DanceBlue mini 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.



  • 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

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.



  • 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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.


Daniel Boone Back to School Night

Reminder:  Daniel Boone Elementary's Back to School Night will be this evening (Thursday, Aug. 13) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


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.

Daniel Boone to begin Monday, August 17

Daniel Boone Students will not begin school until Monday, August 17th due to construction. Children living in the Daniel Boone district but attending middle school or Madison Kindergarten Academy will start school on Wednesday, August 12.

On Monday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 11 to Daniel Boone Campus will be closed to only the construction crew. Teachers will be having meetings off campus.

Back-to-School Folders will most likely be able to be picked up at the school on Wednesday (more information will be posted early next week.)

Back to School Night has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 13 from 5:30-7:30...PM at Daniel Boone.

Please help us spread the word through the community!

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.