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Children’s Day Celebration Poster Contest Winners

C J Jennings, a junior at Barren County High School, has been chosen as the overall Children’s Day poster contest winner. C J’s design will be used on this year’s Children’s Day t-shirt. Congratulations to the four first place winners of the Children’s Day Poster Contest for this year and they are: 1st Place Elementary Schools Category-Brooklyn Renee Lyons-Temple Hill Elementary and Lily Collins Frost-South Green Elementary; 1st Place Middle School Category-Chasey Jessie; and 1st Place High School Category-Mikila (CJ) Jennings-Barren County High School.


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Barren County Schools Endorses Kentucky Safe Schools Week


The Kentucky Center for School Safety announces Kentucky Safe Schools Week tol be observed October 19-25, 2014.

This year’s theme “LEAN On Me; Stop the Bullying!” focuses on the culture of the school and the interdependence of students and staff to make their school safe, warm and welcoming.  Within this overall culture students will be encouraged to support each other, connect with the staff and be diligent as they watch out for others in need. Fundamental to the “LEAN On Me” concept is straight from the song lyrics, “sometimes in our lives we all have pain and we all have sorrow” learning to depend on fellow classmates, trust the adults at school and to treat others well.  This “culture of kindness” will support the subtitle of “STOP the Bullying” by getting to the root of the problem before episodes escalate. Click the icon above to take the "LEAN on Me; Stop Bullying!" Pledge.


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Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) Warning of Dangers of Consuming Unpasteurized Milk

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is warning consumers about the dangers of consuming unpasteurized milk and other products that could lead to E. coli infection, following a recent outbreak in North Central Kentucky and the hospitalization of four children.


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National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week is October 13-17th, 2014. This  year’s theme is “Get in the Game with School Lunch,” and we are going to knock this week’s lunch out of the park.  The Nutrition Services staff want to celebrate with you by offering special treats this week when you eat lunch from the cafeteria.  We all know that staying active is just as important as eating healthy, so make a goal to follow the 95210 District Wellness Plan.  In addition to the monthly drawing related to 95210, students who eat lunch provided by the cafeteria this week will be placed in a drawing for prizes.  Please read the back of the menu for tips to help you and your family maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

 


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2014 Kentucky K-PREP Scores Show Barren County Schools Proficient

The third year of the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests have been released, and the Barren County Schools show continual growth.   The Barren County District overall score increased to 68.9, which placed the district in the proficient range and at the 78th percentile in the accountability system.  


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BCHS Calendar Girl Applications Now Available

The Calendar Girl/Guy Competition will be held October 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m in the BCHS Auditorium.  Admission will be $5.00 per person, children 5 and under will get in free.  Tickets will be sold at the front doors of the auditorium.  For more information & application click read more.


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Barren County Girls Golf Team -- State Bound

The Barren County High School Trojanette Golf Team will be making their way to the State High School Golf Tournament in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  The Trojanette Golf Team  recently took the Region 3 Runner-up spot at the Campbellsville Country Club. 


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SPIRIT DAY


September is Barren County Alumni Membership Drive!

The purpose of the Barren County Alumni Association:

1. To unite in a close fellowship, cultivate friendships and promote goodwill.
2. To educate alumni, friends of alumni and the public about the current events, activities and programs.
3. To offer financial support through scholarships to BCHS students.
4. To recognize distinguished alumni.


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High Attendance Day for Barren County Schools

Thursday, September 18, 2014 is high attendance day for Barren County Schools.  Let's strive for 100%!


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Read an eBook Day

Visit the Barren County Schools eLibrary or contact your school media specialist to learn more.
Students use their student ID to log in and staff need to see their media specialist to get an ID.


Barren County Student Makes Hole in One at Girl's Golf Match

Big news out of Barren County High School today!  Kylie Withrow sank a hole in one in a BCHS girls golf match at Dale Hollow Lake State Park.


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Congratulations Barren County Marching Band

Barren County Band named Grand Champion Saturday night. 

Additional pictures posted to our Facebook page.


BCHS 2014 Football Homecoming Candidates

BCHS football homecoming will be held Friday night, September 12, 2014 at Barren County High School's Trojan Field.  Everyone is invited to come out and support our Trojans.  Click read more to see a complete list of the homecoming candidates.


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Schools Closed - Labor Day

We hope everyone has a great weekend and remember that schools are CLOSED on Monday in observance of Labor Day.


Phone Issues - North Jackson Elementary School & College Street Campus

As of this morning, Aug 28, we are experiencing phone issues at North Jackson Elementary School & College Street Campus.  The main phone lines are not currently ringing at the schools.  Repair crews have been contacted and have been on-site to address the issue. There may be additional sporadic outages affecting other locations.  We will update you as the situation changes.  Click read more for additional ways to contact the school...


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Rising Temperatures Prompt Barren County Staff to Pass out Water to Students Riding Buses

Recent increases in the temperature have caused school officials to see the need to pass out water to students as they board their bus home.  Cortni Crews, DPP for Barren County Schools stated that “temperatures outside and on the bus created a need for students to be well hydrated.  We don’t want students to be uncomfortable or even worse become ill from the heat.”  Pictured: Custodians passing out water at Hiseville Elementary.


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SPIRIT DAY DRESS


SPIRIT DAY DRESS


SPIRIT DAY DRESS


SPIRIT DAY DRESS


Barren County 21st Century and Nutrition Services Partnership

FARM TO FORK:

21st Century students grow and prepare food for BC Cafeteria

Barren County 21st Century Summer Scholars worked with the Greenhouse Camp and community partners to plant, weed, harvest, and prepare 5000 servings of corn for the students of Barren County Schools.  All students will have the opportunity to taste this fresh, locally grown corn in the cafeteria today, Monday, August 11th. 


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Nutrition Services - Lunch Menus

Barren County Nutrition Services Staff is ready to serve you!  Please take a look at our breakfast and lunch for the first days of school.  All lunch menus will be posted online under the "Lunch Menu" link of this website as the menus change.  If you have questions regarding Free and Reduced Lunch applications, please call 270-651-3787 and ask for Kendra or Jackie.  


Barren County Transportation Releases 2014-15 Bus Routes


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Barren County Schools Complete Data Retreat

Nearly 100 Barren County educators worked collaboratively with GRREC trainers to analyze school data as part of summer professional learning the week of July 7-9, 2014.  The Data Retreat was comprised of teams 8-10 staff members from eleven Barren County schools.  The teams were joined by Superintendent Matthews and district support staff from both the Instructional Services and Special Programs departments.  Click on read more link for pictures of the school teams in action at the Data Retreat.


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Free Sports Physicals for BC Students

Saturday July 12, 2014 from 9am- 11am at the JROTC building we will be offering FREE sports physicals for Barren County Students. Download the KHSAA sports physical form and complete the portion for parents and bring the form with you.


Graduation Dates


2014 Districtwide 21st Century Summer Camps

Summer Camp Bussing Information:  

7:00 AM - Bus arrives at elementary schools for student pick up

7:15 AM - Bus departs from elementary schools to 21st Century Summer Camp locations at North Jackson Elementary and Trojan Campus.

12 noon - Busses leave North Jackson Elementary returning to elementary drop off  points.  All students should be picked up between 12:15 and 12:30

For Breakfast and Lunch Menus, click the link below: http://www.barren.kyschools.us/content_page2.aspx?cid=41048

Barren County 21st Century Community Learning Centers will host a districtwide summer camp, with options for students of all ages.  Elementary camps are open to all Barren County Elementary students and the camp location will be at North Jackson Elementary.  Barren County Middle and High School 21st Century Camps have various locations.  Some transportation will be provided, and limited scholarships are available. For more information, please contact your school's 21st Century Coordinator.

A full list of camps, along with applications, scholarship forms, and camp selection forms should be completed, printed, and returned to the 21st Century Coordinator at your student's school. 

For SUMMER CAMP FORMS, click the link below 

http://www.barren.kyschools.us/linksForms.aspx


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It's Time to Try School Breakfast

Glasgow, KY, March 9, 2014 – The majority of Americans feel breakfast is important, but hectic mornings make it difficult to fit the meal in every day. In fact, 40 percent of moms say that their child does not eat breakfast daily, according to Kellogg's Breakfast in America survey. To garner increased participation in the School Breakfast Program, Barren County schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week. Slated for March 3-7 2014, Barren County will be celebrating a week later due to inclement weather last week.  National School Breakfast Week is a weeklong celebration aimed at increasing awareness of the School Breakfast Program among students and parents.


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Community Art Guild Offering Children's Art Class


BURGUNDY & GOLD DAY IN BARREN COUNTY - FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out to Barren County High School to cheer on the three time consecutive 15th District boys basketball champions Friday night, March 7th, as BCHS hosts the 4th Region Boys Basketball Tournament. 


Please wear your BURGUNDY GOLD 
in support of your Barren County Trojans as they compete in the Regional Basketball Tournament.  


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District Science Fair Showcases Young Scientists Abilities

Barren County Schools hosted the annual District Science Fair for grades 5-8 on Thursday, February 27, 2014.    The event was coordinated through Barren County Instruction and Technology department under the coordination of district resource teacher, Mrs. Dinah Wallace.  Each of the district’s seven elementary schools and Barren County Middle school advanced their school-level winners to the district competition.     Read more for the photo gallery and contest winners...


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Barren County Schools Preschool/Kindergarten Open Enrollment


Regional Ky Derby Spelling Bee Winner

Regional Ky. Derby Spelling Bee  was held at the Extension Office in Glasgow, Ky. Click read more to find out the outcome.


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Barren County Schools and Western Kentucky University to Sign Arts Capstone Agreement

On February 18, 2014, Barren County Schools Superintendent Bo Matthews and President Dr. Gary Ransdell will host a Capstone Signing ceremony to initiate a Fine Arts Capstone Agreement between Barren County High School and Western Kentucky University.  This agreement establishes a partnership and commitment between each educational institution to provide three fine arts pathways of study, including musical, visual, and performing arts.  Students within the Capstone Program can earn a minimum of nine college credit hours through dual credit and advance placement coursework.  At the signing, Barren County High School students will showcase talents in each of the program areas.


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Schools CLOSED Monday

Please note the news ticker at top of the web page.  All school closings and cancellations will be posted at the top in the future.  


Barren County Schools CLOSED Thursday, Feb. 6
Schools CLOSED Monday, February 3
21st Century Learning Grants Awarded to Hiseville & BCMS

Barren County Schools Superintendent Bo Matthews announced last night at a joint board meeting to Board of Education Members and Site-based Council Members that two schools in the district are recipients of 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.  Hiseville Elementary will receive $637,500.00 over the next five years, and Barren County Middle School had their grant extended for five years at $352,500.00. 


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The Process for Winter Weather Decisions

A message from Superintendent Bo Matthews.


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Barren County Schools Closed Tuesday, January 21

BCHS Basketball games are cancelled due to ice in the parking lots.  An announcement will be made tomorrow regarding homecoming and activities.


BCHS Basketball games still ON

The BCHS vs Monroe Co games tonight at Monroe County will still be played at the regular time.  Join us tonight to support the Trojans & Trojanettes.


Schools CLOSED

Barren County Schools will be CLOSED Friday, January 17 due to numerous instances of black ice in the county.


BCHS Varsity Basketball Game Cancelled

The BCHS Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball game for 1/7/14 against Bowling Green has been cancelled due to icy sidewalks and parking lots at BCHS.


Basketball Games Cancelled

The BCHS Boys Freshman & JV games at Bowling Green for tonight have been cancelled.


Schools CLOSED Wednesday

Barren County Schools will be CLOSED Wednesday, January 8 due to ice on secondary roads.


College Street Campus Students Give Back to the Community

The College Street Campus Student Council discussed various ways for the school to become more involved in our community. We agreed to donate items to less fortunate patients at a local nursing home for Christmas. The student's giving resulted in a large amount of donations. 


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College Street December Graduation

On December 20th, Dan Belding, Director of the College Street Campus announced that Leslie Herring, Tristan Wells, and Kayla Smith all met the requirements to receive their high school diplomas.  Belding stated, "All three students have overcome many challenges and obstacles in their life to reach this milestone in their educational career.  I believe that all three have the potential to be successful and productive citizens."

Left to Right:  Leslie D. Herring, Tristan T. Wells, & Kayla N. Smith



Extracurricular Activities

12/10/13- BCHS activities:  Wrestling match @ BCHS has been cancelled.

12/10/13- BCHS Varsity Boys & Girls Games @ Allen County will be played as scheduled. 


BARREN SCHOOLS CLOSED

Barrren County Schools are CLOSED today due to ice in several parts of the county.

 

STLP Showcase is also cancelled for Barren Students and further details will be sent to coordinators as it becomes available.


Extracurricular Events

Saturday morning- Freshman Tournament @ South Warren- CANCELLED
Saturday morning- Girls JV game with Bowling Green @ Home- CANCELLED
Saturday- Wrestling matches in Owensboro- CANCELLED
Saturday- 6th grade Academic Team Showcase @ Temple Hill- Will Occur
Saturday night- Varsity games @ Russellville- Will be played but will start at 4 PM instead of 5 PM.

If there are other school event cancellations that you would like posted please email: Jeanelle McGuire, Valerie Stokes, or Melissa Moss.

 


No School Today

Due to the impending bad weather Barren Schools will be closed today.


Christmas Open House

Please join us for the Barren County Board of Education Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 7th, 2013 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. 
Prior to the Christmas Parade
Cookies, hot chocolate and hot cider will be served. 


Be Thankful Today & Everyday
FFA Fruit Sales FFA Fruit will arrrive on Dec. 2, 2013 and will be available for pick up starting at 12:00 Noon.  

Fruit can be purchased from any FFA Member or by calling the BCHS Ag Dept. at 

270-651-2627

Little League Basketball Sign Ups

 

Barren County Hoopsters & Lady Hoopsters Sign Ups  November 12- December 6.  Click for full details

All Clear at Austin Tracy- After Non Specific Threat
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WEATHER RELATED CLOSINGS & INFORMATION Thursday October 31, 2013 - Due to potential severe weather this afternoon all after school activities such as 21st Century are cancelled. Day Care/After School care will still occur. Individual school activities such as ball practice, that don't involve bus transportation, will be at the discretion of the building principal and coach/sponsor.
Barren County High School Season Sports Tickets On Sale

All Barren County High School sports tickets will only be available for purchase at the Barren County High School between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM Monday-Friday. We are currently only offering the Fall Season Tickets for football, soccer, volleyball and student passes.


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Schools Closed Tuesday All Barren County Schools will be closed Tuesday, November 5th.  For additional calendar information for the Barren County Schools, please visit our calendar page - here
It's Pink Out Time in Barren County

In support of breast cancer awareness, Barren County and Hart County fans are encouraged to show your support by wearing your pink shirt at the basketball game between these two great schools on Friday, February 7th, 2014.  Click here for information about ordering your pink out shirts today.


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Barren Schools 2014-2015 Proposed Calendar Survey

With the end of 2013 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 2014-2015 school calendar.


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Eastern Elementary is a Finalist for Poppy's Field Trip


Help us recognize Eastern by Voting for Poppy's Field Trip!!!  Poppy is a mascot for Flora Templeton Stewart that visits chosen schools to recognize them for their hard work and dedication! Eastern Elementary has been chosen as a finalist for this week’s Poppy’s Field Trip!  Vote by clicking here.  Voting ends Monday, April 14th.  Thanks for you help!!!!


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Barren County Schools CLOSED Wednesday January 22.

Several roads in the southern part of the county are very dangerous.  See pictures in the article to understand the decision to cancel school. 


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Red Cross Elementary School Recognized as Hometown Hero

For going above and beyond to help one of their own after a terrible tragedy, Red Cross Elementary selected for WBKO Hometown Hero


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Revised District Calendar as of March 27, 2014

 

Click here for a printable version of the updated calendar.


Barren Co District and School Comprehensive Improvement Plans

The draft CSIP and CDIP plans are on posted for public review - click here for more information


Board of Education Amends Calendar for Make-up Days

At the January 9, 2014, monthly meeting of the Barren County Board of Education, the 2013-14 school calendar was AMENDED in order to reflect changes for the recent cancellations due to weather.  School is now in session Feb 20 & 21.  Please visit the calendar page for additional information - click here



GOLD RUSH shirts on sale NOW!!

It's that time of year again, time for the BARREN COUNTY GOLD RUSH which is Tuesday, December 17th!!  Only 100 shirts available so get your order in now!!!! Shirts are $10 and we have all sizes from youth to adult. 
 Deadline to order is Friday, December 13

 

Be sure to order yours today by e-mailing jackie.nuckols@barren.kyschools.us or calling Jackie at 651-6315.


BCHS Cheerleaders Win UCA Bluegrass Regionals Congratulations to the BCHS cheerleaders on winning the UCA Bluegrass Regionals in Lexington on November 16th at Heritage Hall underneath Rupp Arena.
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Friendly Reminder

This is just a friendly reminder that when bad weather occurs the One Call Phone System makes the first call to our families.  The district will send out a One Call whenever a determination is made to call off school. The call comes as soon as they decide – so you might get a call between 5:00 and 6:00 am on some days. If we are in school and the decision is made to dismiss early the One Call System will call all numbers during the day.   Barren County School District closings or delays due to inclement weather will be announced via the One Call notification system and posted/distributed as follows:
www.barrenschools.com, radio & TV polar reports, Barren Schools Facebook & Twitter.


United Way Campaign- Huge Success United Way Campaign The campaign was a success.  Patty Gentry states,  "A special thank you to each of you for doing what you do best:  GIVE OF THEMSELVES TO HELP OTHERS." 

 

 
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Barbara Burks Hometown Hero "For helping struggling students find their dreams and pushing them to success we honor Barbara Burks as this weeks Hometown Hero."  From WBKO in Bowling Green, KY.

Video of Hometown Hero

Barren Co. Middle competes in Stanley Security Grant Help BCMS by voting for them in the Stanley Security Competition.  Read more about it on their web page by clicking here

 

 

BCHS Calendar Girl/Guy Pageant Results


The BCHS Calendar Girl/Guy Pageant was held in the Barren County High School Auditorium on Saturday, October 26.  Calendars will be for sale at Barren County High School or from any of the winners beginning in December 2013.  

 


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BCHS Basketball Season Tickets On SALE
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
Basketball season tickets on sale at BCHS. Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 until 3:30 and on Fridays from 7:30 until 11:30.   Tickets are $45 each.

If you have any questions call 651-6315 or e-mail Jackie Nuckols at jackie.nuckols@barren.kyschools.us

Barren County High School Cheer Clinic

The Barren County High School Cheerleaders are holding a cheer clinic Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Barren County High School Gym.


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