College Street Campus News


The Ralphe Bunch Soup kitchen in Glasgow, will be serving a free Thanksgiving meal to more than two thousand people. The community meal will be served from 11a.m. to 4p.m. Thanksgiving day. For more information on meal times or pick up, call the soup kitchen at (270)834-8537.  

Click on this story to see how Barren County Schools helped with this community Thanksgiving meal.

Internet Outage

9:34 a.m.  All services are back to normal.

Kentucky Safe Schools Week


October 18th- 24th



Dr. Gary A Ransdell visits BCHS

WKU President Dr. Gary Ransdell spoke to the Barren County High School senior class about higher education opportunities at Western Kentucky University.
BCHS is blessed to have a strong partnership with WKU which includes many dual credit courses for Barren County students.  Dr. Ransdell discussed offerings at WKU, the importance of pursuing higher education and getting involved in campus life.  Thank you to Dr. Ransdell for this opportunity for our students.

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2015 BC Schools Golf Tournament

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BC Employee Wellness & Weight Loss Challenge

Click on the link below to register. This will help us get more information about the upcoming challenge to you:

No Charge Meals at BC Elementary Schools & CSC


The recent release of ACT scores for Kentucky High School Juniors indicate that Barren County students continued the trend of increasing performance on this measure of college readiness.    Click here to read the recent press release.

Barren County Approved For Non-Traditional Instruction Days

"iLearning @ Home" Days being planned to reduce impact of missed days due to weather or other events.  Read more about it the state approved waiver here.


The recent release of ACT scores for Kentucky High School Juniors indicate that Barren County students continued the trend of increasing performance on this measure of college readiness.  

Barren County Schools Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for All Barren County Schools
July 9th from 12:00 - 6:00 pm. 

All Barren County School Locations

Barren Schools Website Gets New Look!

The week of July 1, Barren Schools will launch a new website design.  There may be times during the change over that the site will be unavailable as all links and pages are checked.  We recommend that you make a shortcut to your webmail and IC if needed during this week.

Nutrition Services: Summer Information

Student account balances can be paid at the Board of Education during regular business hours. For graduates who have a positive balance, refunds can be made at the same location.

Free Summer Feeding Sites for all children under the age of 18 are available NJE throughout summer months for breakfast and lunch.  Check out the summer feeding mobile stops for more locations.

BC Cross Country Ribbon Cutting and Dedication

Please join Barren County Board of Educatioin
and Barren County High School for a
Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the new Cross Country Course
Sunday, June 7, 2015 *  2-4 pm
Barren County High School

Teachers Recognized for Outstanding Service

Barren County Board of Education recognized the following teachers at the May Board Meeting.
Elementary Teacher of the Year - Debbie Dickerson

Middle School Teacher of the Year - Olivia Dooley
High School Teacher of the Year - Karen Maxwell

Techie Teacher of the Year - Chasity Shipley
Techie Classified Person of the Year - Rhonda Costlow

Cross County Ribbon Cutting and Dedication - Postponed

The Ribbon Cutting & Dedication has been postponed and we will announce the new date at a later time.

School Lunch Hero Day

  Help celebrate National School Lunch Hero Day on May 1, 2015 as a way to honor the Nutrition Services Staff across the nation and at Barren County Schools.  The professionals in the Nutrition Services departments of Barren County Schools work diligently each day to provide nutritious, appealing meals for all students in addition to providing food for students in the summer.  Whether it's putting their heart into making food or showing care and concern for students, the Nutrition Services staff help create a memorable culture in a school.  So, please take time to thank your cafeteria staff on Friday!

To learn more about School Lunch Hero day, click the link below:


21st Century Summer Camps for Preschool to High School

Elementary Summer Camp starts Monday, June 1 at 8 am...

Haven't registered? It's not too late! Arrive at North Jackson Elementary at 7:45 to complete registration forms.  Transportation available at some schools, so please call the site coordinator for more details. For additional questions, call NJE at 270-629-2300.

For more information, click below to get registered and learn more.

Barren Schools Compete at State STLP Championships

This year approximately 110 students from across various Barren County Schools qualified to compete in the STLP State Championships, which were held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Lexington, KY. The State Championship allows students from across the state to come together and demonstrate for other students, school and community persons what they know and can do with technology.   Click Read More for full story!

BC Community Fashion Show

Join us today at 12 for a day of fashion, fun, prizes, and shopping! Hosted by BC business and marketing students and 21st Century Community Learning. 

Barren County Holds Active Shooter Drill for Staff

(Glasgow, KY 3-13-15).  Barren County Schools, in collaboration with The Barren County Sheriff's Department, will participate in an active shooter training exercise on Monday, March 16th.  The day of scheduled drills will involve staff only, and no students will be present.  This simulation demonstrates the school district's commitment to being proactive and responsive in the event of a real emergency.   

Barren County District Science Fair & Art Showcase Results

Barren County Schools hosted the annual District Science Fair for grades 5-7 on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.    The District conducted an Art Showcase that allowed each school to showcase the artistic talents of many students.  Read more about the event with the attached press release.

Annual Wellness and Nutrition Report Card Forum

March 12, 2015

Barren County Middle School - 4:30 PM

Time Changes Sunday March 8th

National School Breakfast Week

Barren County Nutrition Services will be serving "Brunch for Lunch" on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in celebration of National School Breakfast Week in connection with Read Across America Week.

The "Brunch for Lunch" theme centers around "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Suess.  The items for lunch are as follows: Hot Ham and Cheese and "Green Eggs" served with herb-roasted potato bites, freshly sliced tomatoes, and juicy fresh oranges.

Eat breakfast with your school cafeteria this week, and you might be a lucky winner of prizes donated by local businesses.  

Nutrition Services - Contest Winner

Pictured left to right: CheyAnne Fant (Director of Nutrition Services)  Tara Miller (T.H. E. 5th grader) and Jon Hall (Principal of Temple Hill Elementary School)

On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 Tara Miller was eating lunch at school just like any other day, but that lunch became a time to remember.    Miller took time to rate the food items at Temple Hill Elementary School, and her rating was drawn as the winner, one of over 2000 iPad Mini contest entries collected by Barren County Nutrition Services.   During the prize delivery, CheyAnne Fant, Director of Nutrition Services and 21st Century Programs, announced that the overall food ratings averaged 4 out of 5 stars.  “This is just a great example of how our meals are both appealing and nutritious,” Fant said, “We are so proud of the Nutrition Services staff members who care about how they provide meal services to our student, and these ratings show just that.”  The iPad Mini was donated to the Nutrition Services Department through a rebate program with a General Mills.  


Weather Related Information IMPORTANT!

1. BCHS  Boys will be playing in the district championship Friday night @ 7pm at Monroe Co.  **(New)   Howdy 103.7 will carry all broadcasts of the 15th District & 4th Region Tournament games. To see the last second Buzzer Beating Shot CLICK HERE

2. - Breakfast & Lunch Menus for Feb.16th-18th will be repeated. Please see your Nutrislice App or poster menu to view the items for those days. Because of delivery issues some items may be subject to change.   We will have piping hot biscuits & gravy waiting for you at school in the morning so join us for breakfast.

3. Jr. Beta State Competition has been RESCHEDULED for March 24 & 25.

College & Career Development Coordinator Announced for Barren County Schools

The Barren County Schools are pleased to announce Amy Irwin as the new College & Career Development Coordinator for the district.  

Barren County High School Cheerleaders to Compete at UCA High School Nationals

The BARREN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS will leave for UCA High School Nationals on Feb. 6th-10th in Orlando, Florida. They have had a busy year---UCA Camp Champs, KHSAA Region 4 Champs, UCA Regional Runner Up,  KHSAA State 3rd Runner Up, Grand Champs and Winner in other Competitions.  GOOD LUCK TO BCHS!!!! Thanks to the Community for Support throughout the year.

BCHS Announces New Football Coach

Jeff Griffith, a 1995 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a B.A in Exceptional Child Education/English, a Rank II in Education in 2005, and a four year letterman as an outside linebacker at WKU will assume the head football coaching duties at Barren County High School.  Griffith comes to Barren County with an impressive coaching history.  

Parent Survey for 21st Century Summer Camps

In a few short months, summer will be here!  Do you want your student to have fun this summer?  Do you want your student to avoid the summer learning slide?  Did they attend summer camp last year?  Do you want to attend camp this summer?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, please complete the survey below...

Click below to take the quick survey regarding 21st Century Summer Camps:

School Lunch: There's an APP for that!

Deadline to win a free iPad Mini has been extended to Friday, Feb. 13 at 8:00 am. 

Looking for the lunch menu?  There are several new ways to see it!

1.  A full-color, poster menu will be sent home with students on Monday, Jan 12.  This menu will be used for the entire semester, so please keep this menu until the end of the school year. 

2. Visit the "Lunch Menu" link to be directed to the website.

3. Download the app for your mobile device.  Click here for directions.  

We are also having a contest to win a free iPad Mini...To enter, you must rate our food items using the Nutrislice website or app and leave your email and name.

Barren County Schools will be in Session January 8, 2015

Barren County Schools will be in session tomorrow.   We are not anticipating any weather related delays, but wanted to send a friendly reminder to please take precautions and bundle up in extra layers of clothes.

Barren County Board Members Take Oath of Office

Two Barren County Board of Education Board Members took their oaths of office Monday, January 5, 2015.  Charlotte Beals, current Vice-chair for the Barren County Board of Education was sworn in as board member for her fourth term and Amanda Wright, newly elected board member was sworn in to begin her first term. 

FCS Day: Barren County Celebrates!

Barren County Family and Consumer Science and the Kentucky Department of Education celebrated the first ever FCS Day on December 3, 2014.  Now they need your help to keep the celebration going.  Please "Dine In" with your family or friend and then take "Healthy Selfies" to post to social media to help educate and inform the public about the benefits of healthy eating and FCS education programs using the hashtags, #FCSday and #BCHealthySelfie. 


BCHS Principal Selection Survey

The Barren County High School SBDM members request your input as part of the principal selection process by participating in a survey. This survey can be completed on-line at by clicking here. A hard copy version will also be available in the front office at Barren County High School. If you prefer to use the online version, but do not have internet access, computers will be available in the school media center from 7:30-3:30 daily during the survey window. The window for the completion of this survey will begin on Thursday, April 23rd, and end on Thursday, April 30th, at midnight. The survey will include criteria for principal selection to be ranked in order of importance. A comment box will also be included. The council hopes the participation in this survey of students, parents, staff, and community members will provide valuable insight in the selection of our next Barren County High School principal. 

Nominations for Hall of Honor

Barren County Alumni Association is looking for names of Alumnus who would meet the criteria to be a part of our Hall of Honor.   We would like to compile a list of names that we could pull from each year.  If you know of someone who meets the criteria, and would like to nominate that person, please click here.

The Barren County Alumni Association has established the Hall of Distinguished Alumni to confer on its alumni the highest recognition. This award is to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of alumni who have made a significant contribution to their field of endeavor. Please click the heading to read more about the definitions of Alumnus.

Barren Schools 2016-2017 Proposed Calendar Survey

With the end of 2015 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 2016-2017 school calendar.

2015 Barren County Alumni Hall of Distinguished Honorees


Front Row: Kenneth Nuckols, Ella White Morgan
Back Row: Todd Matthews accepting for Tommy Matthews, Larry Glass, Keith Rigdon, and James Bailey

Newsboys in Concert at Barren County High School

The Glasgow YMCA & the Barren County Athletic Booster Club are hosting a concert by the Newsboys with special guest AudioAdrenaline, February 15, 2015 at the Barren County High School Gym.  Tickets are on sale now at  Proceeds will be split between the Barren County YMCA and Athletic Booster Club.  

Spirit Day Jan16

Every Kid Healthy Day

Barren County Schools Celebrates Every Kid Healthy™ Day with Fruit Tastings and 95210 Events

Local Community Joins School Staff to Create a Healthier School Environment for Students


Children's Day Celebration

Please join us for our Children's Day Celebration at the beautiful Plaza Theatre here in Glasgow this Friday evening, November 20th from 6-8 pm. Children from Barren County Schools, Glasgow Schools, and Caverna Elementary School will be providing a musical program for everyone's enjoyment. Hope you can join us to see our precious children share their talents!


Thank you for your service to our school district.  If you completed an ACA electronic time sheet on the district website this past year, you are no longer required to do so.  You will be completing a paper and pencil timesheet at the locations you serve each month.  Your supervisors will be signing them and they will either forward them to payroll for processing or on to Lisa for ACA tracking purposes.  Para-professional coaches will be turning their forms into the Athletic Department.  If you have any questions, please shoot Lisa an email  at or give us a call at 651-3787.  Have a great school year!

District Improvement Plan Drafted

The Barren County Schools Comprehensive District Improvement Plan is available for review and input.  The draft plan can be located using the links to access the Executive Summary, Needs Assessment and Goals/Activities.