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Baseball/Softball Tickets On Sale

Softball and Baseball season tickets will go on sale Tuesday, March 11th in the front office at Barren County High School from 8 till 3.

Reserve softball tickets  - $40
Regular Softball Season Pass - $35
Reserve Baseball tickets - $40
Regular Baseball tickets pass - $35

Grandparents will get in the gate free(sign in at gate).  If grandparents wish to purchase reserve tickets they will be $20 per ticket.

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


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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Revised Regional Basketball Tournament Dates

Due to weather conditions the Girls Region Basketball games have been pushed back 2 days.  See the revised bracket schedule for both Girls & Boys Regional Tournament.


Wednesday March 5th thru Sunday March 9th


Boys 4th Region at BARREN COUNTY
Friday March 7th thru Tuesday March 11th

Boys tournament-
There will be no pre-sold tickets all tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets will be $6.00. No regular season passes. Doors will open approx. 1 hour before the first game.

click the read more link for full bracket details.

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KAAC District Governor's Cup Winners

Congratulations to Hiseville Elementary (District 45) and Temple Hill Elementary (District 47) KAAC Governor's Cup District Champions and North Jackson Elementary (District 46) KAAC Governor's Cup District Runner Up.


Congratulations to the BCHS Boys Basketball team on winning the District Championship Friday night.

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 set record highs on the Explore and Plan Tests

(Glasgow, Kentucky 2-27-2014).  After an extensive review of their fall Explore and Plan test results, Barren County High School and Barren County Middle School have much to celebrate.

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Girls Soccer Helps at Alzhieimer's Fundraiser
Saturday the girls soccer team participated in a  service project with the Alzheimer’s Association pancake breakfast at Applebee’s.   

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District Basketball Schedule

Boys district basketball game Wednesday 2/26/14.  BCHS vs Allen Co. @ Glasgow High School starting at 7:00.


Congratulations Morgan Thomas, All State Orchestra #1 Principle Cellist

BCHS junior Morgan Thomas was named the number one principle cellist with the Kentucky All State Orchestra in a special ceremony recently held in Louisville.  Students are selected via a rigorous audition process that starts at the district level. Students who perform at the district level are then eligible to audition for selection to the state ensembles. Thus, the All-State student musicians are truly "the best of the best." .

Jr. Beta Excels at State Convention

The Barren County Schools are proud of all the accomplishments the students who participated in the Jr. Beta Conference were able to attain.   Read more to see how well the students excelled. 

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Barren County Middle School Student Selected Kentucky Jr. Beta President

Hadleigh Hammer, an eighth grade student at Barren County Middle School and the daughter of Bart & Heather Hammer was just elected as the new Kentucky Jr. Beta President at the annual convention being held in Louisville KY.  Her speech was given yesterday with voting and the announcement of all winning officers made during the annual Jr. Beta Dance.  Hadleigh will advance to the national competition which will be held in June in Richmond, Virginia.  

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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BCHS Cheerleaders at UCA National Championships

Barren County High School Cheerleaders finished 2nd in the Universal Cheerleaders Association National Championship in Orlando, Florida.  Barren County competed in the Medium Varsity Coed Division finishing behind McCracken County High School by 1.55 points.  You can watch their routine at Choose the medium coed Varsity tab and then choose Barren County High School on the right.

Congratulations BCHS Swim Team

Coach Angela Ludwig and the Barren County High School Swim Team competed this weekend in their final meet of the season, the 2014 KHSAA Region One Championships in Owensboro. This championship consisted of two days of fierce competition in which the BCHS swimmers demonstrated their competitiveness by beating personal best times as well as breaking standing school records.

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Hiseville & BCMS Receive 21st Century Grant

21st Century Community Learning Center Lights On Celebration

 On February 13, 2014, 21st Century Community Learning Centers celebrated a historical event that will take out of school time to a new level of excellence for Barren County Schools.  Barren County 21st Century Community Learning Centers announced the obtainment of additional 21st Century Grant funding for Barren County Schools, securing grant-funded programs in all of the Barren County Schools. 

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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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Retired Barren County Administrator Inducted into the Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame

Mrs. Golda Pensol Walbert, was honored as one of the 2014 inductees into the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort on February 6, 2014.   


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National Girls & Women in Sports Day Youth Event

Saturday, February 15 @ Diddle Arena click the "read more" tab for full details.

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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
21st Century Activities Canceled

21st Century activities for all elementary schools will be canceled this afternoon(No Buses); however, Daycare will remain open as scheduled.  



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Girls Bowling Team Going to State

The girls competed in the Region 1 competition and were outstanding. 

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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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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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Saturday Basketball CANCELLATIONS

The BCHS girls basketball game at Edmonson Co. is CANCELLED for Saturday, Jan 25.

The BCHS boys freshman tournament at Barren Co. is CANCELLED for Saturday, Jan 25.

Related Arts Showcase set for February 11th

The BCMS Related Arts showcase has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 11 @ 5:30.  We encourage everyone to come out to BCMS for a great evening.  

BCHS Percussion Ensemble Performance Scheduled
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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.

BCHS Wrestling match cancelled for Tues

The BCHS wrestling match scheduled for Tuesday night has been CANCELED.

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.

Annual Nutrition Services Report and Survey

                Barren County Schools Nutrition Services Department is pleased to announce the Annual Nutrition Services Report and Survey to be held on January 9, 2013 at Barren County Board of Education at 4:30pm.  

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Poinsettias For Sale

The BCMS agriculture class will be selling poinsettias this holiday season.  If you or someone you know is interested in purchasing these beautiful plants, please call the middle school at 651-4909.  We are offering red, yellow, marble (pink), and a red/white mix.  Plants are $13 each.  BCMS appreciates your support!  

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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. 

STLP Information

Barren County Students will NOT attend STLP Showcase at WKU today. We are working out alternate plans at this time and will send to all school as soon as possible.  


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.

Funeral Arrangements for Former Barren County Schools Employees Charles & Frances Galloway
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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
BCMS Basketball Game is Canceled The basketball game scheduled for tonight, Monday, November 25th, against Edmonson County has been CANCELED.
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 


Little League Basketball Sign Ups


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

Chamber Leadership Class Visits Barren County Schools Education Day 
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WKU Chinese Learning Center Visit Barren County High school would like to invite the community out to our campus on Wednesday, November 13 from 10am to 4pm to tour Western Kentucky University's Chinese Learning Center on wheels.
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All Clear at Austin Tracy- After Non Specific Threat
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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
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 Schools Nutrition Services Organizes a Salute to School Lunch National School Lunch Week Aims to Get Kids Excited About Health Choices. 

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LEAD TO SUCCEED As a part of our Lead to Succeed initiative, we take our 5th and 6th grade students on various trips throughout the school year to help them gain a more diverse perspective.  This allows them to set goals in life.  The first trip was this one, which focuses on community.
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October Is National Audiology Awareness Month & National Protect Your Hearing Month
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BCHS Band Continues Winning Tradition BCHS Marching Band received 1st place in Class AAA and the distinction of Reserve Grand Champion in the Music City Invitational in Nashville, TN.
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Kentucky Safe Schools Week
National Safe Schools Week
Celebrating National School Lunch Week
Fall Break for all Barren County Schools 

October 7th - 11th

Classes resume on Monday, Oct 14th

Parent Help Meet Help!  I need answers!  My child gets special services and I want to know more!  If you feel this way, YOU are invited to an event designed JUST for you!
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BCHS AP Scholars Continue Exemplary Status The 2013 Advanced Placement results for Barren County 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students have yielded another outstanding record for the school.   Last school year, 314 Barren County High School students took a total of 414 AP exams as part of the schools comprehensive approach to rigorous academic preparation for college. 
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Grand Opening of BCHS Confucius Classroom The grand opening ceremony of Barren County High School’s Confucius Classroom was held on Monday, September 23, 2013.  Guests gathered in the Confucius Classroom and were welcomed by students enrolled in the Mandarin Chinese classes.  The ceremony was led by Ms. Winnie Li, teacher of the class. 
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2013-2014 District School Calendar Changes

Due to scheduling conflicts with the Galt House, Jr Beta is now scheduled for February 20th and 21st, 2014. Our school calendar has been revised to reflect this change. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please mark your calendars to show school IN SESSION on February 27th and 28th, 2014 and NOT IN SESSION on February 20th and 21st, 2014.

High Attendance Day for Barren County Schools

Wednesday September 18, 2013 is high attendance day for Barren County Schools.  Let's strive for 100%!


Barren County High School Yearbook has been awarded the Josten's National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award. 

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BCMS Cross Country Team takes 1st place

Congratulations to our cross country runners.  They placed 1st in the Bowling Green Invitational.  Team members included Jacob Belcher, Brandon Reed, Andrew Witty, Alex Witty, Harrison Davis and Blake Hensley.  Jacob came in 3rd, Brandon was 11th and Andrew placed 12th.  

Labor Day Weekend

We hope everyone has a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend.. Schools will be CLOSED on Monday.

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We have been notified by law enforcement that the potentially threatening situation has been resolved.  

Our schools are no longer on lockdown and will resume the normal schedule. 

Previously posted:

Barren County Schools were made aware through local law enforcement of a potentially  threatening situation.  As a result, Barren County High School, Trojan Academy and Barren County Middle School, Vocational School and the College Street Campus have been placed on lockdown.  Law enforcement is on the Trojan campus as a precautionary measure.  All other schools have been alerted to the situation.

In addition, law enforcement officials are currently investigating the potential threat.


The IC Portal login for any student is:

Username: student's SSID #         (Most of these start with 19...and are 10 digits in length)

Password is first initial last initial and their six digit date of birth ( ex. Bob Burgandy DOB 08/09/63 will be bb080963)

At this time we are only doing student username and password…..the parent will log in as the student.

If you have questions regarding the SSID# please contact the school your child attends.

Barren County High School Season Sports Tickets On Sale

All Barren County High School season 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. 

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Softball News

Congratulations to the 2013 softball team members!

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Back to School - August 7th

First day for students grades Kindergarten through Twelfth.

For information about your Back to School Bash click read more.

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BCMS Football Parent Meeting

There will be a meeting for all parents of the BCMS football team on Monday, July 22nd, 2013 at the Barren County Middle School cafeteria. It will begin at 5:00 pm. For more information please contact head football coach Tim Manion at Barren County Middle School. Tim is the new BCMS head football coach.

Welcome to our New 183 Students!

Welcome to our new 183 students joining the Barren County Schools this year!

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Burris named Teacher Consultant

(Glasgow, Kentucky) July 8, 2013. Kathy Burris, Lead Teacher/Guidance Counselor at North Jackson Elementary School, has been named the new Teacher Consultant for Special Programs for Barren County Schools.

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Middle School Softball Tryouts

Barren County Middle School Softball tryouts for the 2013 season will be held July 29 thru August 1 from 6:00-8:00 PM each night at BCHS Softball Field. Tryouts are open to all girls who will be entering the 6th, 7th, & 8th grades at BCMS or a Barren County Elementary School in August. For more information contact Head Coach Kevin Jackson at 651-6315.

Davis named Assistant Principal of Barren County Middle School
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Open Enrollment for Barren County Schools, July 9th 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Open enrollment for Barren County Schools will be held July 9th, 2013, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. at all Barren County Schools.

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In Memoriam

Teresa Boone - Trojan Academy Lunchroom Manager

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KAPT Honors Students and Outstanding Transportation Personnel
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Glow for a Goal 5K & Kids Run

Barren County High School & BCMS Soccer is sponsoring a 5K & kids run on July 13, 2013.  The race begins at the BCHS Trojan Stadium.   Click learn more for details.

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Clifford Selected to Participate in Leadership Institute for School Principals

Austin-Tracy Elementary Principal among 56 Kentucky principals selected for Leadership Institute

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Free Sports Physicals

Free Sports Physicals for BCMS Athletes
We are offering free sport physicals for any of BCMS athlete on June 15, 2013. Parents may bring their athlete to the clinic at the new TJ Samson Pavilion between 8-10 AM. You are welcome to bring the KHSAA form or one will be provided for the athlete. This is only offered free of charge on June 15 from 8-10AM.  If you have any questions, please call 659-5660.

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Barren County Surplus Sale

Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 AM (CDT)

Hiseville Elementary School

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A Wonderful Year

There have been too many wonderful things that have happened to the students in Barren County to mention, but everyone will agree that our students are OUTSTANDING at everything they do!  As we close this school year, we wish nothing but the best for the Class of 2013 and we look forward to another successful year.  We are BC!

Live Graduation Stream

We will be streaming the 2013 Commencement Ceremony from BCHS Gymnasium tonight.  We are confident the video stream will be strong but the quality of the audio is in question due to numerous factors.  Click on the link below to watch live.

2013 BCHS Graduation

Final Days of School Schedule

This schedule is for the Trojan Academy, Middle & High School

Dismissal on Thursday 5/16 & Friday 5/17

BCMS 11 am - Trojan Academy 11:15 am -  BCHS  11:20

This schedule is for all elementaries-

All elementary schools will dismiss on the normal schedule on Thursday. 

Friday the elementary schools will dismiss at 10:30 am.


A message to all of our teachers from Superintendent Matthews...

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Shoulder Sandwich Sale- Football Fundraiser

Barren Co. Football Team’s

Shoulder Sandwich Sale


Tuesday, May 21st
Wal-Mart Grocery Entrance
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$5 – Sandwich, Chips, & Dessert

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2013-2014 Cheerleaders

Congratulations to the following girls for making the 2013-2014 BCMS Cheerleading squad.

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BCHS Trojanette Softball Camp

BCHS Trojanette Softball Camp will be held on July 17, 18, 19, 2013 at the Barren County High School softball field.  Any girl in grades 1-8 are welcome to attend. The cost is $30.  For more information contact coach Kevin Jackson at Barren County High School.

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Summer Camps: Barren Schools 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Barren County Schools 21st Century Commnity Learning Centers presents Summer Scholars Opportunities, which include summer camps for students of all ages.  We are providing camps at every Barren County School from May through August.  In addition Barren County School District is also offering childcare services at Red Cross Elementary from May 23rd through July 26th, 2013.  Click learn more for detalis. 

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BCMS Dance Team Tryouts

Open to any Barren County 6th or 7th grade student interested in trying out for the 2013-2014 Barren County Middle School Dance Team.  Tryouts will be held Friday May 3, 2013 at the Barren County High School Gymnasium. 

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Leaders of the Future Program

Leaders of the Future applications are now available in the front office and online.  The Leaders of the Future Program is an excellent opportunity for aspiring young leaders in our community. The program was established to help students understand the ties existing between education, careers and the community.  Students selected for the Leadership class will take part in monthly sessions including the topics of agriculture, quality of life, health care, ecomonic development, law & justice, media and marketing.  Applications are due by Wednesday, May 15th to Mrs. Irwin's office.

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K-PREP Assessment

Testing will begin promptly at 8:00a.m. each day and will conclude by 11:00a.m., with the exception of Thursday, May 2nd.  On Thursday, students will also be testing in the afternoon.  Please do not schedule any appointments during the testing dates/times.  We appreciate your assistance with this!

Testing Reminders: Students should -
1.  Get plenty of rest.
2.  Eat a good breakfast.
3.  Be on time to school every day.  Testing will begin prompty at 8:00.
4.  Schedule appointments after testing concludes.
5.  Put forth his/her best effort on every part of the test.
6.  No electronic devices of any kind are allowed during the testing sessions such as cell phones, Kindles, Nooks, Ipads, etc. per state regulation.  Please remind your child that if they bring them, they need to remember to store them in their locker as always. 

We appreciate your support of our students and school!  If you have any questions regarding testing, please call BCMS at 651-4909. 

Hall of Distinguished Honor & Scholarship Winners Announced

On Saturday, April 20, 2013 the Alumni Association and the Barren County Education Foundation honored the scholarship recipients and the 2013 inductees to the Barren County Hall of Distinguished Honor.

2013 Barren County Hall of Distinguished Honor
Cleo C. Hogan, Jr
Jason Zimmerman
Golda Pensol Walbert
Terry Reed
Lonnie Perkins

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Barren County TeachMeet




Barren County High School, May 30, 2013, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
TeachMeet is a unique experience often referred to as an “Unconference” where attendees rotate between 20 minute info sessions focusing on educational technology. 
Topics such as; Web 2.0 tools, learning management systems,wikis, blogs, social networks, Google tools, Lync, Skype, and much  more. 

Door prizes and goodies will be given away at the SmackDown closing session.
Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 am.
For more information and sign up CLICK HERE:

BCHS Dance Team Tryouts

BCHS Dance Team tryouts will be held on May 6, May 8, and May 9 in the high school gym. All tryout documents must be completed prior to clinic on May 6. Tryout information can be printed online, picked up in the high school front office, or see Mrs. Keating. 

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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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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

BCMS Jr. Beta T-shirts on Sale

Barren County Jr. Beta is selling T-shirts for $10.  2X and 3X are $12 each.  All order are due by January 31.  Please make checks payable to BCMS.  Orders can be placed in the office with Mrs. Wilson.  Payment is due with order.  Order forms are available in the office or online. 

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2014 Districtwide 21st Century Summer Camps


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.  Nutrition Services will be providing breakfast and lunch at camps through the National Summer Feeding Program.  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.  Sibings can complete the same form, but will need separate camp selection and scholarship forms.

For SUMMER CAMP FORMS, click the link below


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Congratulations to John McGhee on being a member of the inaugural KMEA ALL-STATE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE!

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Revised District Calendar as of March 27, 2014


Click here for a printable version of the updated calendar.

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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January is School Board Appreciation Month

Front row, l-r:  Charlotte Beals, Vice Chair; Bo Matthews, Superintendent; Shelly Groce, Board Member.  Back row, l-r:  Kerry Dilley, Board Member; Robbie Toms, Board Chair; Randy Simmons, Board Member. 


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Barren County Schools Sign Capstone Agreement with Western Kentucky University

February 18, 2014 was a historic night for Barren County High School students as Superintendent Bo Matthews and WKU President Dr. Gary Ransdell signed a Capstone Agreement between the two educational institutions to provide dual credit and advanced placement courses in the Arts for Barren County students.

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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 or calling Jackie at 651-6315.

BCHS STUDENT SELECTED TO COUNCIL Deanie Pedigo, a 10th grade student at Barren County High School has been named to the Next-Generation Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday. 
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Schwan's Cares Fundraiser

BCMS is participating in the Schwan's Cares Fundraiser. This is an ongoing fundraiser where BCMS students benefit from every online order to Schwans after registering as a supporter of our campaign.
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Basketball Team Announced Congratulations to the following girls for being selected to the 2013-2014 basketball team.
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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

Sports Uniforms for Sale

We have basketball, baseball, and cheerleader uniforms for sale in the media center. The uniforms come in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors. The price is $6.00 per uniform or $3.00 per piece. Uniforms consist of shorts and shirts (Baseball/basketball) and Skort/shirt for cheer uniform. To purchase, email Shelly Young at or call the middle school at 651-4909


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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:, radio & TV polar reports, Barren Schools Facebook & Twitter.

Barren County Schools will be Participating in the Great American Shake Out
Earthquakes can happen at any time and can have disastrous and far-reaching effects.  The 2013 Great Central U.S. Shakeout on October 17, 2013, provides a timely and relevant opportunity for us all to put this reminder into practice by exercising what to do when an earthquake strikes. 

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Barren County High School Cheer Clinic

The Barren County High School Cheerleaders are holding a cheer clinic Saturday, December 14, 2013, 9:00 am-12:00 Noon at the Barren County High School Gym.

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Yearbooks are now on Sale! Yearbook sales for the 2013-2014 Yearbook are now taking place at Barren County Middle School. Yearbooks without personalization cost $40.00. We are also offering the opportunity to personalize yearbooks for an extra fee. 
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BCMS is Competing for a Safety Grant BCMS has been nominated to compete with other schools across the country for the opportunity to receive a $200,000 grant.  Please vote for BCMS with the following link. 




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

BCMS/TA Beta Talent Show & Matt Fore Mark your calendars for January 18th, 6pm at the Plaza Theatre.  Barren County Middle School and Trojan Academy Beta will be hosting a talent show. Entertainer, Matt Fore will also be presenting.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
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WE CAN Kick Off We are excited to announce the kick-off of our "We Can" program for this school year. 
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Second Year of K-PREP Scores Show Barren County Schools Proficient The second year of the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests has been released, and the Barren County Schools have shown growth.  
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