District News

Barren County School District BID #Paint -18

  The Barren County Board of Education will receive sealed bids at the office of the Superintendent located at 202 W Washington St., Glasgow, KY for:
Painting services for selected areas within the Area Technical Center at High School Campus on Trojan Trail.

Applications for bidding, specifications and other pertinent data are available at the Barren County Board of Education located at 202 W Washington St., Glasgow, KY 42141. Contact person: Anthony Frazier, Phone 270-651-3787. All bid responses should be mailed to Barren County Board of Education, 202 West Washington Street, Glasgow, KY 42141. All bids must be received by the designated time and none will be considered thereafter.

Good luck on your bids! Contact Anthony Frazier at 270-651-3787 for more information.
Appointments are available to measure and view the area prior to bid opening.

Schools Delayed

Barren County Schools will be on a One Hour Delay today, Wednesday, December 5th.

Computer Science Education Week December 3-9 CS week

The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week.  The 2018 Computer Science Education Week will be December 3-9, but you can host an Hour of Code all year-round.
Please do 2 things:
1. Go to https://hourofcode.com/us to register so Kentucky can be well represented on the global map.
2. Use the document linked HERE to create opportunities for your students. (Click file.. and Add to Drive if you want a copy added to your Google Drive).

Happy Thanksgiving happy thanksgiving

We want to wish everyone a great Thanksgiving!

School Delay

Barren County Schools will be operating on a 1hr delay Friday.

Parent and Student Portal App Problems Issues with New Apps

Districts, students, and parents are reporting an issue with the new Campus Student and Campus Parent apps. Upon opening their app, some students and parents are seeing a blank white screen or a white screen showing a “Connection Error” message.


Initial investigation points to intermittent connectivity issues when the system authenticates the user’s credentials. At no time is any data at risk of being compromised. We appreciate your patience as we further investigate to resolve this issue. Until this issue is resolved, students and parents experiencing this issue may access Campus Student or Campus Parent on their mobile device by using a web browser.

Non-credible Threat Being Investigated

BCHS school officials were notified late Sunday evening about a possible threat made by a student.  The Barren County Sheriff Department was immediately contacted.  
The threat was determined not to be credible at this time. The matter is still under investigation by law enforcement and school administration.   

The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.   We will continue to be proactive and responsive to any concerns.

An Evening With Industry Evening with Industry

All Students, parents & community members are invited to attend "An Evening with Industry".

Located at Barren County High School
September 18, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Angel Tree Applications Angel Tree

2018 Angel Tree Applications

September 18-20, 2018
September 18 & 19 -- 9:00 am until 4:00 p.m.
September 20 -- 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
At the Bunche Community Center Gym

Please bring the following:
---last month's SNAP benefits document
---social security cards for everyone in household
---government issued photo identification

***If you are not sure of your child's sizes.  Please measure each child's chest, waist, hips, & wait to foot length in inches with a tape measure.  Also trace your child's foot and bring that drawing when you come to apply for Angel Tree gifts.

Barren County Hosts WKU Football stadium

WKU Football is hitting the road this week as the 2018 Hilltoppers will host an open scrimmage at Barren County High School on Saturday at 6 p.m.

 


Barren County Schools will host pre-scrimmage tailgating festivities and an Open House at Trojan Field on Saturday, August 18, 2018.  The public is invited to gather near the baseball and softball fields to tailgate and enjoy inflatables and children’s games starting at 3:30 p.m.  


Barren County High School Career and Technical Education programs will host an Open House at 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for the public to tour the new educational facilities.

Notice of Vacant Board of Education Seat

Opportunity:

The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applications to be considered for appointment to the Barren County Board of Education.  You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Barren County Board of Education representing

Educational Division #1 (Barren County Schools) - This vacancy was created by the resignation of a board member.

 

 

CLICK FOR DETAILS

 

 

Menu for First Week of School

Barren County School will offer some new menu items, and we have kept some of the all-time favorites!  Please check out our menu for this week, and join us for breakfast and lunch at no charge for Barren County students.  Also, please make sure to complete your Household Income Form accurately and completely.  If you need assistance with your form, please call Lisa at 270-651-3787. 

menu items

2017-2018 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to these outstanding teachers!

teachr of the year

BAVEL teacher of the year

First Day for Students First day

We are excited to see all of our students August 8th for the start of a great new school year!

Edwards Named Principal at Temple Hill Elementary Cory Edwards

July 16, 2018 - Cory Edwards, veteran teacher and assistant principal, has been selected as
the Principal of Temple Hill Elementary School.Mr. Edwards is a lifelong resident of
Barren County who bleeds burgundy and gold. A graduate of Barren County High School
in 1997 and a 2001 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science
degree in physical education. Mr. Edwards received a rank change in 2007 and in 2010
received his Master’s Degree in Science at WKU. Additionally, he received his Principal
Certification in School Administration from the University of the Cumberlands in 2013.

Chip Jenkins Named KAPT's Director of the Year Chip Jenkins

Kentucky Association for Pupil Transportation (KAPT) had their annual Leadership Conference in Bowling Green, KY at the Sloan Convention Center in June.  Chip Jenkins was nominated by Michelle Halin/Driver Trainer and Barren County Schools Superintendent Bo Matthews.  Mr. Jenkins was selected as KAPT's "Director of the Year" for 2017-18 school year.  He was presented the award at their awards banquet held on June 12th at the Sloan Convention Center.

Barren County Schools Surplus Property Notice of Sale by Sealed Bid Building Surplus

The Barren County Board of Education is accepting sealed bids on the following surplus property:

  • 12x8 Building: It has 2x4 walls, it is wired with lights and plugs. Has its own panel box. 3 sliding windows, 3 ft locking steel door, white siding, shingle roof.
  • 24x36 Double Wide Trailer: Cream color siding, 2 doors, No restrooms, 1 large room, 1 small room.

Property Location: Located at the Barren County High School Campus

Click the heading above for more details.

Barren County Recruitment for Interapt Skills Training

Barren Co Interapt Skills Graphic

Website:  www.interaptskills.com/glasgow 

For additional questions, you may email: justin.browning@barren.kyschools.us

Open Enrollment July 12, 2018

Open Enrollment

Possible Network Disruption June 26-30

network disruption

BCMS Principal Announced Stacey Thomas

Barren County Schools announces Stacey Goodin Thomas as the new Barren County Middle School Principal to begin on July1, 2018 to replace the position held by Lori Downs, who will serve as College Street Campus Principal.  Thomas comes to BCMS with great experiences in the education field in addition to experience in human resource management skills.

BCMS principal

Summer Feeding Program

Looking for Summer Feeding Sites - Free breakfast and lunch available for children 18 and under.  Click below for more infomation.

http://www.barren.kyschools.us/content/lunchmoney

BC Reads and Feed Bus

Barren County Interapt Skills Recruitment

Barren County Schools is now recruiting students and adults to enter an app development training program in partnership with Interapt Skills. If you are interested in finding out more information, please watch this introductory video, complete the interest survey, and see the information flyer below.  We will follow-up!   For additional questions, you may email justin.browning@barren.kyschools.us.  

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3JpFQqy7t4

Survey:

https://goo.gl/forms/9vQvdIPRrIMxdyw93

Interapt Skills

Watch 2018 Graduation

graduation stream

Seniors are to be in their homeroom by 5:30 pm.

Doors open to the public at 5:30 pm (Must have a graduation ticket to be admitted).

Barren County Staff ONLY admitted through front office door with your BC Staff ID.

Parking with busing available at the WKU-Glasgow Campus.

STLP State Championships March 29th STLP State Championships

Barren County Schools will have over 100 students competing at the 2018 STLP State Championships March 29th in Lexington, KY.

Legislative Letter - Funding Programs

Dear Citizens of the Green River Region:

On behalf of the 43 public school districts and 173,000 students represented in the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, superintendents have joined together to provide information about funding challenges facing our local schools and communities. We invite you to join us to advocate for our children, our schools, our region, and our Commonwealth.

 

Open Enrollment March 8th 12-6pm

open enrollment

Schools Closed Wednesday

Barren County Schools will be CLOSED March 21st.  This will be iLearn Day 7.

Friday, February 23rd School Safety Message from BCHS Principal Johnson

Mid - afternoon on Friday, school administration at BCHS and Officials with the Barren County Sherriff’s Department investigated a threat written on the bathroom wall.  It was determined that this was not a credible threat by law enforcement officials.  We continue to evaluate and investigate all information that we receive regarding school safety with the highest level of seriousness.  Anytime the investigation produces someone guilty of making threats,  law enforcement will pursue the maximum level of charges for these crimes.  We appreciate the continued support of our students and staff during these very stressful times. 

Sincerely,

Brad Johnson – Principal BCHS

Mowing Bids Now Being Accepted

Bids Should Be Received by Friday, March 2, 2018

No later than 2:00 PM Central Standard 

Date Advertised:  Thursday, February 22, 2018

Click on story header for more information. 

Community Safety Survey

Barren County School District Students, Staff, Parents and Community Stakeholders -

Our hearts and thoughts continue to be with families, students, and staff who have been impacted by the recent school tragedies in Marshall County and Parkland, Florida.   Like all communities, we are concerned about threats in our community and our schools.  Our approach to school safety is centered around prevention and the efficiency of our response to an emergency situation.  The survey below is focused on additional preventative measures we are considering to implement this school year.  In response to hearing your ideas and thoughts, the Barren County School District is conducting a survey to engage the community stakeholders in dialogue about any additional safety measures or procedures that will make our students and staff feel more comfortable in our schools.  Thank you for lending your voice.  We appreciate your prayers and continued support as we strive to improve as a district.  The link below will take you to the survey.  The data will be immediately tabulated for our use. 

Sincerely,  Bo Matthews

survey link

Lockdown Lifted

 

All schools are no longer on a soft lockdown status.  We do not have any information that leads us to believe that our students or staff are in danger.  Law enforcement is still working to locate a suspect in connection with the domestic tragedy that is being investigated in Allen County.  We will maintain a heightened level of awareness until the suspect is apprehended.  We appreciate your teamwork and support.

Special Message from Superintendent Bo Matthews

This is Superintendent Bo Matthews.  Like many of you, my heart aches for the losses at the high schools in Parkland, Florida and Marshall County.  When unspeakable tragic events like this happen, each of us feel heightened anxiety about the safety of students and staff in public schools. 

Following incidents such as this, we find ourselves dealing with rumors, speculation, and concerns from multiple sources. If these types of messages have been communicated falsely, criminal charges can be filed.   We want to assure our students, parents, staff, and BC families that there are no creditable threats. 

Additional law enforcement have been present at our schools today as a precaution. We continue to work closely with Barren County Sherriff’s Department and other local law enforcement to help reduce risk.  

In addition to constant prayers, Barren County Schools will continually review and refine our safety procedures. 

Schools CLOSED Friday

Barren Schools CLOSED FRIDAY!

Weather models continue to show a temperature drop below freezing during the day tomorrow with precipitation.  We are also staying below our average attendance rates district wide due to illness.  Given both of these variables at this time, the decision has been made to close school tomorrow.  It will be our first iLearn day for students and staff of the school year.

Important School Cancellation Notice school cancellations

All afterschool activities are CANCELLED for Friday!

The BCHS Friday night girl/boy basketball double header @ Monroe Co has been moved to Thursday night January 11th with tip off at 6 pm.

Join Us in Celebrating Patty Gentry's Retirement

Patty Gentry Retirement

Hour of Code Week hour of code

Hour of Code Week is December 4-10, 2017

“The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event.”  www.hourofcode.com

Thanksgiving Holiday November 22-26 Happy Thanksgiving
Family Coding Night is Monday, November 13th at 6pm

We are excited to announce the first community Family Coding night at Red Cross.  We believe that ALL students should have the opportunity to study Computer Science, and through our STEAM and CS Fundamentals courses, Red Cross and Barren County schools are definitely paving the way for others to follow.  Community members, Red Cross and Barren County families, and anyone else that's reading this message, you are invited!  Come and join us as students, parents, and community members ALL engage in an #hourofcode on November 13th! Please RSVP by clicking the announcement below to reserve your spot for Family Coding Night.  For more information, please contact Justin Browning or Shana Vincent.

You're Invited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIND OUT MORE BY CLICKING THE IMAGE BELOW

Hour of Code Vid

Barren County Celebrates National Farm to School Month

Barren County Schools will celebrate National Farm to School Month on October 26th, 2017 during regularly scheduled lunch times with "Local Brunch for Lunch" at Barren County High School, Barren County Middle School, Trojan Academy, and College Street Campus.  All Barren County Elementary Schools will be serving local apples and blueberries as well.  Harris Farm Equipment donated the decorations for this event. Thank you to all the local farmers who supplied ingredients for our BC students. 

Menu for Local Brunch for Lunch Day will include homemade biscuits, breakfast casserole, tomatoes, herb-roasted potatoes, apple crisp, butter and honey

FAFSA Meeting for Seniors and Senior Parents on October 17th FAFSA

On Tuesday, October 17th, KHEAA representatives will be availabe from 9:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. in the Trojan Academy lab to help parents complete FAFSA forms. Visit the BCHS Guidance Office Facebook page or click the image for more information.

National School Lunch Week School Lunch Week

National School Liu

Fall Break Fall Break

Fall Break October 2-6

District Wide Phone Upgrade SCHEDULED

phone upgrade Monday October 2nd from 9 to 1pm.

Barren Receives Dollar General Grant Funds Dollar General Literacy Fund

 The Barren County School District has been awarded $3,000 from the Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant Program. The Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant Program provides funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funds received in the Barren County School District will be used to provide technology, books and literacy materials for students at Austin Tracy, Red Cross and North Jackson Elementary Schools. Each of the three schools received a $1,000 grant award.

Friday Weather Update

All Barren County School District buses have arrived safely to school, and Barren County Schools will be dismissing at the regularly scheduled time.  After consulting with the National Weather Service, Emergency Management, and local law enforcement, it is predicted that the weather conditions will improve after the rain lightens, which will allow the water to have time to recede.   We will continue to monitor road conditions as the day progresses.   Administrators will excuse student tardies, absences, and early dismissals.   All 21st Century & afterschool programs will be cancelled, so families should make arrangements for after school care.  Have a great Labor Day Weekend, and we will see our students back on Tuesday!

Solar Eclipse Live Stream

Livestream options for viewing the Solar Eclipse...

In district use the Watch TV App on your desktop for WBKO or Weather Channel (does not work on wireless)

WBKO  WBKO Livestream coverage

 

NASA NASA Livestream Coverage - NOTE ** click on the interactive map to pick up closest stream.

Feed #2 

Welcome Back Students! welcome back

welcome back

Arnett Named Varsity Head Football Coach for Barren County Jackson Arnett

Jackson Arnett has been selected as the new Football Coach at Barren County High School.  Jackson Arnett graduated from Monroe County High School in 2011 where he played varsity football for 4 years and baseball for 6 years.

BCHS Graduation Live Stream

BCHS Graduation will be live streamed.  youtube.com/bchslive facebook.com/bchslivenetwork twitter.com/bchslive   and this year we will be live on both local access cable television networks: EPB Channel 19 & SCRTC Channel 97

SPORTS MEDICINE SERVICES BID

Bid # SPO-17

Bids Should Be Received by: Friday, June 2, 2017

2:00 PM Central Standard Time

The Barren County Board of Education will receive sealed bids at the office of the superintendent located at 202 West Washington Street, Glasgow, Kentucky for Sports Medicine Services

Applications for bidding, specifications and other pertinent data are available at the Barren County Board of Education located at 202 West Washington Street, Glasgow, Kentucky 42141. Contact Person: Joe Murley, Phone: 270-651-3787. All bid responses being mailed need to be mailed to Barren County Board of Education, 202 West Washington Street, Glasgow, KY 42141. All bids must be received by the designated time and none will be considered thereafter.

Bo Matthews, Superintendent

Barren County Schools Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week teacher appreciation declaration

Teachers from across the school district gathered together, along with administrators, and local officials to Proclaim May 8th – 12th as Teacher Appreciation Week.  Barren County Judge Executive Michael Hale, and City Police Chief Guy Howie joined with Superintendent Bo Matthews and Associate Superintendent Mark Wallace to sign the proclamation. 

Superintendent Matthews praised the teachers of Barren County for their service to the students.  “Teachers spend countless hours preparing lessons, teaching not only to groups of students, but meeting the needs of individual students as well.  Barren County is a better place because of the education that our students receive within this district.”

Picture L-R Back Row: Lindsey Syra, Stacy Hammer, Kayla Beckham, Brittanie Cleveland, Katie Keating, Glenna Gardner, Amanda Meador, GPD Chief Guy Howie, Debbie Bunnell, Mindy Brown, Susan Hammer, Summer Childress, Janet Hurley

L-R Seated: Leigh Ann Albright, DPP Cortni Crews, County Judge Michael Hale, Superintendent Bo Matthews, Associate Superintendent Mark Wallace, Director of Nutrition Service CheyAnne Fant, Director of Instruction and Technology Scott Harper

Mock Car Crash

Barren County High School seniors will witness a Mock Car Crash on the BCHS campus on Friday, April 14th. The mock car crash is an event that brings first responders together to show students the effects of distracted driving and drinking and driving. Students will witness a dramatization of the events that actually occur at the site of a motor vehicle accident scene.

SCHOOLS CLOSED THURSDAY & FRIDAY DUE TO ILLNESS School Closing Illness

Due to continued illness across the district, the Barren County Schools will be closed on March 23rd and 24thBoth of these days will be iLearn@home days.   Students will be given information at their schools about the iLearn@home day materials they will need for these two days, or visit their teacher’s webpages.  School will resume on March 27th on a regular schedule.

District STEAM Showcase

Steam Invitation

Read Across America Celebration

On March 2, 2017 we will celebrate "Read Across America by serving our infamous green eggs!

Cat in the Hat Picture

Click the title above for the "Green Eggs and Ham" menu.  Thing 1  and Thing 2  will be making a special appearance in the cafeteria at Austin Tracy Elementary!

Kentucky Derby Festival District Spelling Bee KY Derby Festival Spelling Bee

Barren County Schools recently hosted the annual Kentucky Derby Festival County Spelling Bee sponsored by the Ford Motor Company.  The Spelling Bee included students representing Barren County Schools, Glasgow City Schools, Caverna, and Glasgow Christian Academy.  School winners from each district’s elementary and middle schools were allowed to compete.  Click the title above to read more.

Voice YOUR Choice with Nutrition Services

Logo - Voice your choiceBarren County Nutrition Services needs your input to help make menu choices for the 2017-18 school year, so we need to hear from you.

Please encourage students and staff to complete the following survey by clicking the link below:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZRVW9BK                                

We appreciate your feedback!

Burgundy & Gold Day Friday January 13th Burgundy & Gold Day

Wear your favorite BC shirt and support the Trojans!

College & Career Day January 17 College and Career Day

Wear your favorite college jersey or career outfit!

We will see you back in school on January 3rd. Happy New Year

Wishing you a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you back next week.

Happy Thanksgiving Break Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving
FFA Wins State Competition FFA team picture

The Barren County FFA competed today at Murray State University in the FFA State Horse Evaluation, Horsemanship and Veterinarian Science CDE's.  Barren County was represented very well once again.  The Horse Evaluation Team placed 1st in the state and will compete in the National Competition at the National FFA Convention next October in Indianapolis IN.

FFA Team

Children's Day Celebration Children's Day Poster

Our community’s Children's Day Celebration is this Sunday, November 20th! This is such a wonderful event as area school children share their talents to help other area children in need. Please go online to www.plaza.org or call 270-361-2101 to reserve your free ticket (students performing do not need to get a ticket but family and friends do).

Elementary School students will perform from 2:00-3:30 pm and middle and high school students will perform from 5:30-7:00 pm.

Please come out and support our children this Sunday as we work to make a positive difference in our community. We are BC

If you have questions, please contact Brenda Chaney at 270-629-5509.

Thanksgiving and Grandparent Day Celebrations

Click the title to see the Thanksgiving Meal menu and dates served at Barren County Nutrition Services Cafeterias.  From all Barren County Schools Staff, we wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all.  For those in need of a hot, delicious meal on Thanksgiving Day, please contact Ralph Bunche Soup Kitchen for more information. 

Barren County Band to Perform Inside Mammoth Cave picture of tourists in Mammoth Cave

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky., November 7, 2016 – The students of Barren County High School Band will march their instruments underground on Sunday, November 20, for a historic performance of Robert Sheldon’s 2006 composition Lost In Mammoth Cave. The concert is free and open to the public.

“This unique concert is one of our special events this year celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service and the Bicentennial of guided Mammoth Cave tours,” said Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead. “The combination of the grand, gloomy mystery of the cave and the excitement and wonder of young people playing music underground really pulls out the human spirit. I think the students and the public will really enjoy it.”

BCHS FFA Trap Shoot Team wins Region photo of all trap shoot members

The Barren County FFA Trap Shooting team competed in the regional competition on Saturday.  The team placed 1st out of 13 teams hitting 220 targets out of a possible 250.  This is the 3rd year in a row the team has won the regional competition.  If you see any of the team members please let them know that they represented BC very well.  Team members are:  Zach Cook, Dakota Gass, Nick Thomas, Derin Herron, Alec Hatcher and alternate TJ Wood

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Schools Not in Session

Barren County Schools will be CLOSED Monday and Tuesday for all students.
 

BCMS Noncredible Bomb Threat (Updated-All Clear)

BCMS has been given the ALL CLEAR for students to return to the building.

This morning (11/4/2016)  a bomb threat was found written on the restroom wall at Barren County Middle School.  The threat was not specific to a date or time.  As a precaution, all students were cleared from the building as law enforcement officials check the building to ensure everyone's safety.

Barren County Schools Ground Breaking Ceremony Ground breaking thumbnail image

You are cordially invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony in recognition of the Barren County High School expansion and development of a college and career technical facility, and the renovation of the Barren County Trojan Field.  We hope you can join us to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Barren County Schools!

BC Ground Breaking Ceremony flyer

Bus Incident

On Friday afternoon, at approximately 4 pm, the Barren County Sheriffs Department  was called to Barren County Schools bus # 40 Due to something striking the drivers side of the bus.  No students were on the bus and the driver was not injured.  

The bus was traveling down highway 90 in the Eighty Eight community when a side window was hit and shattered.  The incident is under investigation by the Barren County Sheriffs Department. 

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact the Barren County Sherriff's Department or the Barren County Board of Education at (270)651-3787

School Bus Safety & Driver Appreciation Week School Bus Safety Week

National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties - to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety.

An Evening with Industry in Barren County Superintendent Matthews with community members

Barren County Superintendent Bo Matthews hosted innovative educational and workforce leaders as part of Southern Kentucky Career and Technical College's Evening with Industry.   Speakers for the opening event included Dr. Phillip Neil (SKYCTC President), Mrs. Mardi Montgomery (Workforce and Education Cabinet) , Commissioner Ervin Dimeny, and Secretary Derrick Ramsey (KY Department of Labor).  (Left to right)

BARREN COUNTY SCHOOLS RECOGNIZES NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK group of admin with city officials

Associate Superintendent Mark Wallace and Judge Executive Michael Hale sign a proclamation recognizing May 2-7, 2016, as National Teacher Appreciation Week.  Teachers and administrators from Barren County Schools were on hand to witness the proclamation signing.

District Family Coding Night BC logo

District Family Coding night

Time Changes This Weekend time change

Turn your clocks back one hour this weekend.
It's also time to change batteries in your smoke detectors.

Digital Citizenship Week Oct 15-19. digital citizenship

Digital citizens think critically about what they see online and learn to make their own smart choices online and in life.  That means udnerstanding the benefits and risks of sharing information, knowing the difference between a credible news source and a sponsored ad, and balancing screen time with other activities.  CLICK HERE for more resources Common Sense Media!
DIstrict Resources and Digital Citizenship Curriculum Map

 

 

Transferring your Google Files!

If you will be leaving Barren County this year we want you to be able to take your Google Files with you.  Click the link below to learn how.

transfer google files

Schools CLOSED

Barren County Schools are CLOSED Monday, March 12th.  This is an iLearn@Home day.

Valentine's Day Notice - PLEASE READ valentines rules

Following district and state policy..
No balloons or any glass can be transported on school buses.


Please plan accordingly if sending balloons or gifts to students.

Barren County Schools Closed Friday iLearn Day 5

Friday will be iLearn@Home Day 5.

Tenth Avenue North in Concert October 28th TAN cover

Tenth Avenue North will be bringing their I Have This Hope Tour to the Barren County High School on October 28th, tickets are on sale at www.tenthavenuenorth.com/tour.

 

 

 

August 21st Solar Eclipse viewing solar eclipse

Important Information From Superintendent Matthews...

 

Click for Eclipse Resources

total solar eclipse resources

Barren County Schools Opening Day Survey

Help us re-cast our vision for Barren County Schools by clicking the image below to fill out the survey.

Opening Day Survey

Open Enrollment

A record open enrollment day on July 13th allows us to welcome over 200 students to the BC Family!  It's not too late to join Barren County Schools for 5-Star preschool programs, challenging academic curriculum, engaging afterschool and athletic programs, in addition to the free breakfast and lunch programs.   Contact the Barren County School of your choice for more information.  The first day of BC students is August 10th.

Open Enrollment July 13th

BCHS Graduation Parking graduation parking details

Attendees of the BCHS 2017 graduation ceremony, parking will be critical for this years event success.  Seniors and BCHS Faculty and Staff will park behind the high school (stay in left hand lane as you approach the high school to avoid traffic backup), Family and Guests will park in the Trojan Academy, Middle School, JROTC or WKU Campus lots.  Shuttle buses will be provided to transport passengers to and from our designated parking lots, buses will be marked identifying the parking lots they will service.  There are limited handicapped spaces available, those vehicles with handicapped tags should be displayed by hanging from the rear view mirror or place them on the dash in plain view.  In addition, handicapped parking will be available in each of the identified parking lots; our shuttle bus will provide transport to the main entrance and return.  Our BCHS JROTC will be supporting the event parking, please help them by reducing your speed and following parking guidance and directions.  Let's make it a safe and memorable event!

Spring Break April 3-7

Have a Great Break!  We will see you back April 10th.

spring break

Barren County Hall of Distinguished Honor 2017

Invitation for Alumni Hall of Honor

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Open Enrollment - March 9th Open Enrollment  2017

Spring Open Enrollment Event at all Barren County Schools - preschool through 12th grade

FOOTBALL STADIUM MEMORABILIA - SURPLUS AUCTION photo of stadium lockers

Join the Barren County Schools, Saturday, December 10th, 10:00 a.m., at Hiseville Elementary for a Surplus Auction.  Items too numerous to mention, but some include: items from the old football stadium, chain link fence, grasshopper mower, lockers, benches, shelves, and much more.  Refreshments will be available.

Click Here for full radio announcement

 

Ground Breaking Ceremony was a HUGE success Biomed Students -Groundbreaking

A historic day for Barren County Schools!

Evening With Industry Evening With Industry Flyer

Open Enrollment

Kentucky Safe Schools Week-October 21-27, 2018

  BARREN COUNTY SCHOOLS ENDORSE KENTUCKY SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK
October 21-27, 2018

Theme:  “Be Incredible" Reveal Your Superhero!
(Click the heading above for more information)
safe schools pledge
(Or click the link above to take the pledge to Be a HERO)

TEACHER/PARENT RESOURCES 
Bullying can be verbal, social, physical & cyber.  As a part of KY Safe Schools Week we have complied numerous resources by grade level for you to share with your students/children on ways to avoid cyberbullying & staying safe on the Internet.  

Schools CLOSED Tuesday election day

No School for Students on Tuesday, November 6th.

National School Bus Safety Week school bus safety poster

Held during the third full week of October each year, National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties - to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety. Designed to promote school bus safety, school districts throughout the country observe School Bus Safety Week.

CLICK FOR RESOURCES

Celebrate National School Lunch Week

Activity Guide for NSLW

BC Youth Sports Camps Sports Camps image

BC Youth Sports Camps forms and schedules are now posted. Click here to see the schedule and download forms. 

BCHS Student Art Show

student art show

Legal Notice We are BC

The Barren Board of Education (BCBOE) is now accepting bids for the CDL Employee Drug / Alcohol Testing Program.  Bids will be received until 1:00 p.m. CDST on Friday March 30th at the Barren County Schools Board office located at 202 W. Washington St., Glasgow, KY  42141.  For more information please contact Chip Jenkins, Director of Transportation at 270-678-7335.  The BCBOE reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

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Barren County Schools will be CLOSED Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

 

Children's Day Celebration

Please join us for this heartwarming event! Children from area schools will showcase their talents to help other children in need! 

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B. tecKY for KY

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B.<tecKY> Code Core, Powered by Interapt wants to know if you are interested in learning to code and building computer science skills.  Watch this video to learn more about the program and click on the link below to complete an interest application.

For interest application:   https://v3.rivs.com/i/Interapt-BTEK/

For informational video: CLICK HERE

 

BCHS Students participate in GSA GSA students

BCHS seniors, Emi Jones and Nathaniel Clifford graduated on Saturday, July 8th from the Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) at Centre College in Danville.  Emi and Nathaniel spent three weeks immersed in intense instruction in their art disciplines. Emi participated in the area of instrumental music and Nathaniel in the area of drama.

Please Join Us!

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BCHS Band Mattress Fundraiser mattress fundraiser

The Barren County Band will be hosting their 1st annual Mattress Sale on Sunday, May 7 from 11am-6pm in the Trojan Academy Gym.  Name brands up to 50% off!  Barren County employees also receive an additional 10% off!  Proceed go to benefit the BCHS Band Students!  

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Austin Tracy Elementary Principal Selection Criteria Survey

The Austin Tracy Elementary School SBDM members request your input as part of the principal selection process by participating in a survey. The window for the completion of this survey will begin on Thursday, March 2nd and end on Thursday, March 9th at midnight.   A hard copy version will also be available in the front office at Austin Tracy Elementary from 7:00-5:00.  The survey will include criteria for principal selection.  A comment box will also be included.  The council hopes your participation in this survey will provide valuable insight in the selection of our next Austin Tracy Elementary school principal. 

click here to access the survey

National FFA Week FFA picture

Barren County High School FFA Chapter is one of the largest in the state of Kentucky serving 180 members. 
We are proud to support the farm heritage of our area in recognizing these outstanding leaders and students.
BCHS FFA Chapter horse judging team finished 1st in state qualifying them to compete at Nationals.
All CDE teams placed in top 10 in state.
Senior Bradon Burks serves as the Barren River Region Vice-President.

2018 Barren County Youth & Sports League Registration Begins (Ages 5-18 Year Old) Baseball Little League Image

Barren County Schools has once again partnered with the Barren County Parks & Recreation Department to offer summer baseball & softball leagues. 2018 Spring baseball/softball registration begins February 13th.  There is an online registration available this year.

  • You can register your child for the program by creating an account by clicking here
Barren County Students Shine at Regional STLP Competition Student Technology Leadership Program Logo

Approximately 100 Barren County students representing all schools attended the Regional STLP Competition, Monday December 12th at WKU Diddle Arena for the opportunity to compete at the State STLP Conference April 12th in Lexington, KY.  

Click for details and photos

Infinite Campus "IMPORTANT" Infinite Campus Logo

Infinite Campus will be moving all services to the cloud during the holiday break.
IC will not be accessible from December 23-30. During this period your entire Infinite Campus application will be inaccessible. This includes the primary application, parent portal, and other associated systems.

CSIP Plans Released for Public Feedback

As part of the annual Comprehensive Improvement Planning cycle for schools and districts, the Barren County School District has published a draft copy of the District Comprehensive Improvement Plan.  To review the draft plan please access at this link- click here

Please provide input to the district directors for the district plan by using this link

Thank you for your time and feedback.

District Logo "We Are BC"

Barren County Schools Proposed 2019-2020 Calendar Survey Proposed Calendar

With the end of 2018 quickly approaching, we all start thinking about the new year.  It is also time to think about a new school year.  We value your input and would like to have you share your thoughts on the proposed 2019-2020 school calendar.  Please take a few minutes to look at the proposed calendar & complete the survey at the links below.

Click here to download Proposed Calendar

Click here to complete the survey

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Chamber of Commerce Recognition

Congratulations to Patty Gentry for being recognized as the 2016 Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year!

District Wide Veterans Day Programs

Veterans Day Schedules

Barren County Schools Celebrate Transition Readiness on State Assessment Results for 2018 – Demonstrates District’s Vision of “BeCome Life Ready” bc

Barren County Schools, focused on a vision for each student to “BeCome Life Ready,” is celebrating student performance with our community as vision becomes reality.  With input from community stakeholders, Barren County Schools created a Profile of a Trojan, with emphasis on skills needed to create a successful transition to professional degrees, post-secondary training and/or career fields.  “While no single indicator can tell the whole story, our data shows Barren County Schools are on course to create successful students that will be ready for life with outstanding academics and career readiness rates that outpace the Commonwealth,” stated Superintendent Bo Matthews.   Click here to watch WNKY 40 News Report.

Barren County Schools Golf Tournament

CLICK IMAGE BELOW TO SIGN UP!

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Barren County Schools Upgrade Email System Gmail

Glasgow, Ky. – During the week of April 16th, Barren County Schools will be upgrading the entire district’s email system in cooperation with the state initiative for email conversion.  On April 19th, the system is expected to be completely down for the majority of the work to be completed. 

During the week there will be a significant system outages while the work is underway which will impact teachers, staff, and students accessing email and other resources.    Parents and the public will still be able to email district and school staff, but they will not be able to check their email or respond until after work is completed.   During this week, please contact the school or department directly through telephone or fax transmission to ensure communication reaches the proper personnel.

The Barren County Schools’ Website (http://www.barren.kyschools.us) will be working during the upgrade.  Updates about the email system upgrade will be communicated on the webpage.

We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation as this process is completed.

Board Member Appreciation Month

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Download the BC App! iphone pic

The BC App is available in the Google Play Store and iTunes store for free!

 

London Named Principal at North Jackson Elementary Jeannie London

Jeannie London began her teaching career in 1989 at Kyrock Elementary where she worked for seven and a half years before taking a sabbatical to raise her two small boys. In 1998, she returned to teaching and began working at Park City Elementary in Barren County. During her tenure at Park City, she taught grades four, five and six, as well as served students in the special education program. In 2009, Mrs. London began working at North Jackson Elementary and taught sixth grade until 2013, at which time she became the Assistant Principal. 

 

Barren County's String Orchestra String Orchestra

Please click here and fill out this form if you are interested in joining Barren County's fantastic string orchestra program. This is open to all Barren County elementary students at each of the 7 elementary schools. The class will meet twice a week, most likely during "specials" time at the elementary school. Please do not let finances keep your student from signing up. We will always make sure our BC kids' needs are met. Instrument rental night is set for Monday, August 14th from 4pm-6pm.

2017 TJ Samson FREE Sports Physicals sports physical information

2017 SPORTS PHYSICALS
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017
T.J. Samson Rehab Department
in the T.J. Health Pavilion
This is a FREE EVENT sponsored by
T.J. Samson Rehab and Sports Medicine!
KHSAA APPROVED ANNUAL SPORTS
PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICALS
FOR STUDENT ATHLETES IN GRADES 6-12

More Details included HERE

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS FRIDAY

Reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL for Barren County Students on Friday
Have a Great Spring Break!

Red Cross Elementary School Principal Selection Criteria Survey

The Red Cross Elementary School SBDM members request your input as part of the principal selection process by participating in a survey. The window for the completion of this survey will begin on Wednesday, March 1st and end on Wednesday, March 8th at 5:00 p.m.   A hard copy version will also be available in the front office at Red Cross Elementary from 7:30-3:00.  The survey will include criteria for principal selection.  A comment box will also be included.  The council hopes your participation in this survey will provide valuable insight in the selection of our next Red Cross Elementary school principal. 

link to principal selection survey

State Jr & Sr Beta Results

Jr Beta LogoBarren County Students Excel as State Jr & Sr Beta Conventions..
FINAL RESULTS!!

BCHS Cheer Competes at UCA Nationals BCHS Cheer Team

Congratulations to the Barren County High School Cheerleaders for competing at the 2017 National High School Cheerleading Championships! They received 3rd in the game day competition, 4th in worlds and 10th in the routine competition against 33 of the best coed teams in the country.

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BCHS Cheerleaders are STATE CHAMPIONS! BCHS Cheerleaders State Champions

The Barren County High School Cheerleaders were named Kentucky State Champions in the Coed A division on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Congratulations to these athletes and their coaches on their hardwork and success!!!!

Barren On Broadway Preschool Students

Students at the Barren on Broadway Preschool are being bussed to North Jackson Elementary due to a potential gas leak at the South Central Bank building which is located next door.  This is merely a precautionary measure.  Once the situation has been resolved the students will be returned to the Broadway location. 

BCHS Band Makes School History! BCHS Band wins 3rd at state

The BCHS marching band has once again made school history!

The marching Trojans successfully advanced to the KMEA state finals, earned a distinguished rating, and finished 3rd best in the state of Kentucky!  This is the first appearance by BCHS at the KMEA finals in school history.  Thanks to the students, parents, staff and administrators that made this possible.  As a side note, the staff and students wish to thank Mr. Matthews and Mr. Johnson who were both present to view this historic event. I am willing to bet that no other school in finals had this kind of administrative representation!

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BCHS Choral Department BCHS Concert Flyer

Image promoting Fall Choral Presentation

Summer Feeding Schedule (click to view schedule)

2018-19 Barren County Non-Traditional Instruction Days - iLearn@home iLearn@home logo

We are pleased to announce that Barren County is approved for 2018-19 school year to continue the Non-Traditional Instruction Plan known as iLearn@home.  The Barren County School District will join over 83 other school districts to look at instruction on snow days (or other days school would not be in session) differently.

The Barren County School District will be utilizing FIVE weather related closing days as iLearn@home days but, at the discretion of the superintendent and district leadership, there will not be more than 3 days the same week.  Schools are preparing now for Dec 1st - as this is the date that all schools will be ready to implement should weather require us to use these days.  Be looking for information from our schools for students and parents so they will know what to expect if weather dictates a closing in the coming weeks.  Read more about it the state approved waiver here.

National Jr Beta Results

Congratulationsto all of the students competing this week in the National Jr Beta Competition..

Austin Tracy - 5th place Songfest
BCMS - Emily Jones 1st place Poetry
BCMS - Hadleigh Hammer 5th in Campaign speech.
Hiseville - 3rd place Banner
Hiseville - 3rd place in Spotlight on Club

The Parent/Student Portal apps have been updated! student

The Parent/Student Portal apps have been updated! Please be sure and visit Google Play or the Apple Store for the new app. There are two separate apps now--one called Campus Student and the other is Campus Parent. The old IC Portal app will be discontinued soon. Check them out!

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Sports Physicals

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School Closing/Delay Procedures for Inclement Weather school closing decisions

It’s the season for unpredictable weather.  The Superintendent and the Transportation Director take very seriously the safe transportation of our students and staff. Please familiarize yourself with the school closing/delay procedures.

 

FFA Poinsettia Sales

FFA poinsettia sales

DeVore Named Principal of Eastern Elementary School Erika DeVore

Mrs. Erika DeVore is a 2000 graduate of Barren County High School and a 2004 graduate of Georgetown College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in English. Erika earned her Master’s in Principalship from WKU in 2008, and her Rank 1 as Supervisor of Instruction in 2016, also from WKU.

Erika began her teaching career at Grayson County High School in 2004 where she taught English at various levels and grades. While there, she served as the head cheerleading coach for 8 years, served as department head, and held various leadership roles. In 2014, Erika accepted the position of Clarkson Elementary Principal in Grayson County.

Retirees Recognized for Years of Service to Barren County Schools BC Retirees 2017

Teachers, Staff Members, and Administrators were recognized at the Barren County Board of Education Meeting on May 11th.  The ceremony was held as a part of the Board’s recognition program in the Barren County High Auditorium.  Careers and accomplishments of all the retirees were celebrated.  Bo Matthews, Superintendent of Barren County Schools stated, “When listening to the accomplishments of each retiree, it’s obvious why our district has been so successful and how we’ve become a Distinguished District.”

For Full Press Release click HERE

Eastern Elementary Drama Production

Eastern Drama presents The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book KIDS will be presented March 10th at 6:00 PM at March 11th at 2:00 PM at the Barren County High School auditorium.   Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.

Chasity Shipley, BCMS Teacher named one of 24 Valvoline Teacher Award Winners 2017 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations on being recognized today on the Capital Rotunda!

Gov Bevin with BC staff at awards

Barren Schools Mobile App Screenshot of New BC App

It's Here!  The Barren County Schools mobile app is now available in the App Store & Google Play Store.
Search Barren County School District to download and get started.

CLICK HERE to see a quick tutorial for customizing the app.

BC JROTC Cadets Present Colors & Support Mammoth Cave's Naturalization Ceremony JROTC cadets coming up steps from Mammoth Cave

JROTC Cadets presented the colors and supported the Mammoth Cave's Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, September 16, 2016.  Thirty-nine immigrants representing 19 countries from around the world became United States citizens on Friday, September 16th during a special naturalization ceremony - inside Mammoth Cave.

Online Menu / App Bid Proposal

Barren County Schools is requesting bids for Nutrislice or like products.  Click here for bid specifications and other information. 

Furnishings for Barren County CTE & ATC Bid 2018

The Barren County Board of Education will received sealed bids at the office of the Superintendent located on 202 West Washington Street, Glasgow, KY for:
          Furnishings for the Barren County CTE & ATC Buildings.

Applications for bidding, specifications and other pertinent data are available at the Barren County Board of Education located at 202 West Washington Street, Glasgow, KY 42141.

Additional information may be obtained at the Barren County Board of Education or by clicking here.  Contact Person: Anthony Frazier, Phone Number 270-651-3787.

All bids being mailed, need to be mailed to Barren County Board of Education, 202 West Washington Street, Glasgow, KY 42141. All bids must be received by the designated time or none will be considered thereafter.

BC Reads and Feeds Fundraiser - "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes"

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes LogoOn May 12, 2018, join your neighors at Barren County Board of Education for our 1st annual fundraiser to stop hunger in our community by supporting #BCReadsandFeeds.  This program is designed to eliminate hunger in the summer months when food can be scarce since children are not in school getting the benefits of a free breakfast and lunch.  In addition to having open cafeterias throughout Barren County, a big red bus travels to over 10 different locations to deliver breakfast, lunch, and free books for children of all ages. 

Donation Website - https://myevent.com/bcreadsandfeeds 

Information Overview - click 

Registration Form - click 

Click here for more... 

Distinguished District Picture of district schools and county

The Barren County Schools received a Distinguished Ranking on the release of the 2016 Unbridled Learning Assessment results for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

Mission Statement

District Mission and Vision Statement 2018

Adopted May 2018

Free Book Give-Away

The Central Region Migrant Program is once again proud to host a community book give-away.  Please click on this news story to learn more about the book giveaway, location and hours.   

This week's hours (May 14-18) will be:
Monday-Friday (8:00-6:00)
The calendar will updated with hours on a regular basis - so please check before you come.  Thanks & happy reading...
BCHS Basketball Ticket Sales

BCHS Basketball Season Tickets will go on sale, Tuesday November 7th from 8-3. 

Tickets will be available after the 7th...Monday through Friday from 8-3.

Come in front office and check in...Ticket sales will be in Room 53 in the gym.

Grandparents of winter sports, band, cheerleading and dance will again get in games free of charge, but need to sign in at the door.

Barren County Youth Sport Camp Registrations Now Available BC Trojans Logo

The end of the school year is quickly approaching which means that it will be time for summer sports camps.  Registration for camps will be posted at this link as they become available.  Click the link above to find more information about dates, times & to download applications.  Check back often to see updated listings. 

Barren County 21st Century Community Learning Centers Summer Camp BC Schools Summer Camp

Registration for Barren County Schools 21st Century CCLC Summer Camp is now open (click here to see options for each school and grade: http://www.barren.kyschools.us/Content/41006 with options for all grades and all schools.  For more information & to download the application click the heading above.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee Awards $6.84 Million for Barren Regional Technical Campus Project A reception was held on Saturday, February 4 to celebrate receiving the grant.

February 2, 2017 - The Barren County Board of Education, lead partner in the Barren Regional Technical Campus Project, has been awarded $6.84 million in the first round of Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative funding.  The Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative is aimed at building a highly trained, modernized workforce in the Commonwealth to meet the needs of employers and promote sustainable incomes for Kentuckians.

Burgundy & Gold Day March 30th Burgundy & Gold Day

Show your BC pride by wearing burgundy and gold!

Barren County High School Academic Signing Ceremony

On May 16, 2016 Barren County High School held an academic scholarship signing ceremony for 76 students who received academic scholarships from various universities.
This year over 2.2 million dollars in scholarships were awarded to Barren County High School seniors.

CLICK HERE for full story and photos

Stay Healthy During Testing

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Barren County High School Drama Club Presents the Musical Footloose Footloose Flyer

Barren County High School Auditorium
Friday, May 5th @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 6th @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 7th @ 3:00 pm

Tickets are General Admission:  $10 at the door

Alumni Scholarships Deadline April 1st Barren Alumni graphic

April 1st is the deadline for all Alumni scholarship applications to be turned in.
** Senior graduate - Parent or Guardian must be a current Barren County Alumni member and have held a membership for 2 consecutive years.
** Alumni post graduate -  Must be a current Barren County Alumni member and have held membership for 2 consecutive years.

click here for application
Senior and Postgraduate applications are on the alumni site of the Barren County Schools home page.

College & Career Day March 24th College and Career Day

Wear your favorite college shirt or career outfit!

Basketball Season Ticket Sales

Basketball Season Ticket Sales

Season ticket sales start, November 9th.

Monday - Friday from 8 to 3

Check in through the front office and they will direct you to room 53 in the gym.

Tickets - $45 each.

Student general admission tickets - $20 each.

Grandparents of any student involved(cheerleaders, band, dance, basketball players) will again get into the game free for general admission seating.  Grandparents reserve seats will be $22.50 each

Any questions call Jackie Nuckols or Rose Burris at 270-651-6315 or email us at jackie.nuckols@barren.kyschools.us or rose.burris@barren.kyschools.us.

Summer Feeding Schedule

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2016 Barren County Alumni Hall of Distinguished Honor Recipients

The 2016 Barren County Alumni Hall of Distinguished Honor recipients.


Front row L to R - John Robert Miller, Janet Carrico
Back Row L to R - Shawn Hunt, Wes Berry, Cherry Kay Smith, Sheila Lawrence

We also had a very special guest surprise Sheila Lawrence Saturday night at the Hall of Honor program. Pictured with Mr. Matthews is Ms. Brenda Lee!!

 

403(b) Plan Eligibility Announcement

In compliance with the 403(b) regulations, we are pleased to offer eligible employees the opportunity to voluntarily save for retirement by participating in the 403(b) Plan. 

Click here for more information. 

 

Kentucky Winners Circle Schools
Congratulations to Park City Elementary School for being one of ten schools in Kentucky recognized for outstanding teaching and learning conditions. These Winner’s Circle schools are recognized for their effective teaching and school leadership practices and will be shared as models of best practices across the state. 
Information for Public Notice from Barren County Schools

For more information about destruction fo student records, non-discrimination, FERPA rights, and child find for children with disabilities click learn more.

403(b) Plan Eligibility Announcement to Employees

Click here for more information

BCHS Art Show BCHS Art Show

The public is invited to attend the BCHS Student Art Show 
April 24th from 4 - 6 pm in the BCHS Auditorium

GUMM NAMED OUTSTANDING LEADER GUMM NAMED OUTSTANDING LEADER

At the Annual Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Conference held in Louisville, KY, the Barren County Director of Technical Services, Mr. Steve Gumm was awarded the Outstanding Leader for 2017.

Barren County Students Win Jim Claypool Awards

On February 7th, two Barren County students were recognized for their entries into the Jim Claypool Conservation Contest.

Burgundy & Gold Day May 12th Burgundy & Gold Day

Show your BC pride by wearing burgundy and gold!

Alumni Challenge Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to the Barren County September Alumni Membership Challenge Winners

 1ST PLACE - Park City Elementary

Park City Alumni Members

 

2ND PLACE - TEMPLE HILL ELEMENTARY

Temple Hill Alumni Members

Kentucky State ECE Teacher of the Year Molly Caswell

Congratulations to Molly Caswell on being named the Kentucky ECE Teacher of the Year
 

 
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College & Career Day December 2nd

Barren County High School recognizes students selected for 2018 Summer Honors Programs

Governor’s Scholars, Governor’s School for the Arts, Commonwealth Honors Academy and Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship

Barren County High School is pleased to announce the selection of several juniors for multiple highly competitive summer programs including Kentucky Governor’s Scholars, Governor’s School for the Arts, Commonwealth Honors Academy and Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship.

Kentucky Governor’s Scholars:   Samantha Morgan, Dulce Sanchez, Kirsten Thomerson, and Travis Pendygraft

The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts: Caroline Kinsman

The Commonwealth Honors Academy: Miranda Peacock and Emily Pedigo

The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship: . Laurel Mayes

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BCHS Greenhouse Sales NOW OPEN greenhouse flowers

Are you looking for a way to brighten up your flower beds?? Or even a fresh garden for this summer?? Stop by the Barren County Agriculture Greenhouse for all your needs this spring! April showers always bring May flowers🌷🌹🌸 open Monday-Friday 8:00-3:00

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Waste Removal and Recycling Services Bid

The Barren County Board of Education will receive sealed bids at the office of the superintendent located at 202 West Washington Street, Glasgow, Kentucky for Waste Removal and Recycling Services.

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Fire Safety Services Bid

The Barren County Board of Education will receive sealed bids at the office of the superintendent located at 202 West Washington Street, Glasgow, Kentucky for Fire Safety Services.

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Are you graduating, transfering, retiring, or needing to save your Google Drive files?   Here is a quick tutorial to walk you thru the process of exporting all of your data to a zip file that you can take with your or upload to a personal Google account. 

CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW

Lose to Win Winners Have Been Named!! Lose to win

Congrats to Ronny Atteberry and Eric Riemer, both from Park City Elementary,  for taking home the prizes for losing the largest percentage of body weight during this contest, and thank you to all who participated!!

Barren County Students Compete at State STLP Championships April 12th. STLP logo

Barren County Students competed along with nearly 9000 other students from across the state of KY at the 2017 Student Technology Leadership State Championships in Lexington KY April 12, 2017.  For full story and pictures CLICK HERE

Barren Beginnings

For any new PK or K enrollee (and their parent) who will be attending any BC elementary school in August! Spread the word! Student activities, parent informational session, Buckle Bear, school bus, and every child receives a free BC t-shirt! 5:30-6:30 at Barren on Broadway. No need to register! Just come on out! Hope to see you there!

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Barren County Board of Education and Site-based Decision Making Councils Hold Joint Meetings SBDM meets with board at BCHS

Members of the Barren County Board of Education recently met with Barren County Schools' Site-based Decision Making Councils to review instructional needs and accomplishments of each school.

College & Career Day May 1st College and Career Day

Wear your favorite college shirt or career outfit!

District Science and Engineering Fair and Art Showcase

Barren County Schools hosted the annual District Science and Engineering Fair for grades 5-8 on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The event was coordinated through Barren County Instruction and Technology Department under the coordination of district resource teacher, Mrs. Shari Alexander.  Each of the
district’s seven elementary schools and Barren County Middle School advanced their school-level winners to the district competition.

In addition, the District conducted an Art Showcase that allowed each school to showcase the artistic talents of many students. The art work was displayed throughout the event. The overall Art Showcase was coordinated by district resource teacher, Mrs. Tara Griffith.

Click here for full story and pictures (PDF Document)

College & Career Day April 14th College and Career Day

Wear your favorite college shirt or career outfit!

BIDS BEING ACCEPTED FOR FARM PROPERTY LEASE

Bid # PRO-17

Farm Property Lease

Bids Should Be Received by Monday, April 24, 2017,      2:00 PM Central Standard Time

 

Date Advertised:  Friday, April 14, 2017

 

The Barren County Board of Education will be accepting sealed bids on the leasing of 91.687 acres located on Highway 90, West of Glasgow, KY, less that used for the Barren County Bus Garage with ingress and egress.  

 

91.687 Acres of Farm Property Lease

 

Applications for bidding, specifications and other pertinent data are available at the Barren County Board of Education located at 202 West Washington Street, Glasgow, Kentucky 42141. Contact Person: Joe Murley, Phone: 270-651-3787. All bid responses being mailed should be sent to Barren County Board of Education, 202 West Washington Street, Glasgow, KY 42141. All bids must be received by the designated time and none will be considered thereafter.

Crews Named Assistant Superintendent Cortni Crews

Veteran educator and administrator, Cortni Crews has been named Assistant Superintendent for Barren County Schools.

Barren County Schools: Working Together to Prepare Students for Life Chamber Ad
Barren County Schools Announces its policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals for students under the NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS.

Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting CheyAnne Fant, Director of Nutrition Services at 202 West Washington Street, Glasgow, Kentucky or by calling 270-651-3787.

Red Cross Elementary

Red Cross elementary School will have new Drop Off & Pickup Procedures. 
Please visit the Red Cross Elementary Site for maps and details.

KSBA Policy & Procedure Consultant/eMeeting Trainer Position Posted
Davis Named Principal of Red Cross Elementary Michael Davis

Michael Davis, Assistant Principal of Barren County Middle School has been named Principal of Red Cross Elementary School.

 

 


 

Barren County High School Receives Video Board for Gymnasium

Thanks to several community sponsors, the Barren County Schools have installed a video board (often referred to as a JumboTron) in the Barren County High School Gymnasium.

Barren County Youth Take Part in Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP) KY-ASAP Youth

Youth from Barren County Schools will take part in KY-ASAP.  2017 KY-ASAP Youth Prevention Leaders will be trained with youth empowerment curriculum that will teach them presentation skills, media production, working with the press, policy change, advertising and campaign skills.  

Watch BCHS Baseball & Softball LIVE!

If you can't make it out to see the Trojans & Trojanettes in person.. we have you covered!
BCHS Live will be streaming several games this spring so tune in for some great action.

all broadcasts can be found on:
barren.kyschools.us/athletics
Youtube.com/bchslive
facebook.com/bchslivenetwork
twitter.com/bchslive

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Barren County Voted 100 Best Community for Young People
In a celebration of America’s young people and the communities most dedicated to helping local youth graduate from high school, America’s Promise Alliance has announced the 2010 list of 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING.
Suicide Prevention
Information concerning suicide prevention materials given to each middle and high school student can be accessed on the BCMS, TA, and BCHS home pages.