Hiseville Elementary News

BCMS Girls 7th & 8th Grade Basketball Tryouts

BCMS girl's basketball tryouts will be held May 2nd & 3rd, 2016 at Barren County Middle School.  All forms must be turned in to Coach Derek Atkinson at BCMS by April 29, 2016.  For questions or more information contact Coach Atkinson at BCMS.  Click Here to download the permission form.  

BCHS Student Art Show

The 2016 BCHS Student Art Show will be Wednesday, April 13th, from 4-6 p.m.  in the BCHS auditorium lobby.  This show will feature a large variety of student artwork created throughout the year.  The public is welcome to attend, admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

No School April 1 for Barren Students

Barren County Schools will be CLOSED for students.
This is a Staff Contract Day ONLY!

Schools will be CLOSED for
Spring Break April 4-8. 


District Science & Engineering Fair & Art Show

Barren County Schools hosted the annual District Science and Engineering Fair for grades 5-8 on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Each of the district’s seven elementary schools and Barren County Middle school advanced their school-level winners to the district competition.   The event was held at the BCHS Trojan Academy which provided an excellent venue for the event and allowed students to experience the high school setting.  Students from the Trojan Academy Science Club, advance science classes, Trojan Ambassador Program and BCMS Magnet students assisted at the event by providing tours, conducting interviews, and serving as judges for the night.

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.

For full story and winners click here.

National School Breakfast Week

Celebrate National School Breakfast Week with Barren County Schools

Barren County Alumni Awards Bucks for Barren

Bucks for Barren is money raised by the Barren County Alumni Association and awarded to teachers alumni members in the district based on applications received.  The most recent awards were given to 5 teachers.  

Amanda Larkin - Eastern Elementary
Robin McMurtrey - Hiseville Elementary
Jill Kinslow - Red Cross Elementary
Michael Davis - Barren County Middle School
Todd Steenbergen - Barren County High School



Updated: Hiseville Elementary - Water Issue

An update concerning the water being off at Hiseville...Repairs have been made to the Green River Valley Water line and school is back in operational condition.  A boiled water alert will remain in effect until the end of the weekend for the school as a precaution.  

BC Elementary Students Excel at KAAC District Academic Events

Students and teams from all seven elementary schools in the Barren County District competed at the District-level KAAC Governor’s Cup Academic Competitions for area elementary schools.  The events culminated with competitions on Saturday, February 27, 2016, hosted at Park City Elementary School and Highland Elementary School. (Click the title to read more)

2016 Hall of Honor

It is a pleasure of the Barren County Alumni Association to announce the 2016 Barren County Alumni Hall of Distinguished Honor!

This event will be Saturday, April 30, 2016 starting at 5:30 in the lobby of the auditorium, program starting at 6:00 in the auditorium.

This year's inductees are;
Wes Berry
Janet Carrico
Shawn Hunt
Sheila Lawrence
John Robert Miller
Cherry Kay Smith

For more information on each inductee click HERE

You are invited to such an awesome event!!
Hope to see you there!! Your support would be greatly appreciated!!

Barren County Students Excel in Art & Writing Contest

Students from various Barren County elementary schools, BCMS, and BCHS were recognized on February 29, 2016, for their outstanding performance in the Barren County Conservation District Jim Claypool Art & Writing Contests.  

Read Across America

Barren County Schools:

Students, Teachers Rev Up for NEA's Read Across America Day

Students in Barren County Schools join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the sixteenth annual National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. During lunch, all Barren County Schools will also have a menu to help celebrate with a special “Green Eggs and Ham” Brunch menu. 


Read Across America Week

Updated School Calendar

Barren County Schools updated 2015-2016 Calendar. 
Important changes include:
Feb. 18-19 - NO CHANGE for students - out of school as previously scheduled
March 11 & 14 - School will be IN SESSION
May 5 - Last day for preschool
May 19 - Last day for students. 

click here for printable calendar


iLearn@Home Update - Next 2 Snow Days will be iLearn@Home

  • The two days of iLearn@home materials that have been created (Days 4 & 5) will be used on the next two snow days.
  • The materials and/or directions were distributed to the students the week of Feb 16th.
  • If you do not have materials or instructions please visit the teacher webpages or contact your child's school.  
  • We will use no more than 5 iLearn@home days this school year.
  • To summarize the days we have missed this year –
    • 3 iLearn@home days utilized – Jan 20, 21, 22
    • 5 Snow days – Jan 25, 26, Feb 9, 12, 15
    • This information is subject to change due to weather related closures that may occur in the coming weeks.

Visit iLearn@Home page for more details.

Cancellations and Information

BCHS vs Russellville Games are CANCELLED for tonight & rescheduled for Thursday Feb 11th starting at 5:30 pm.
There will be no Barren Co T-League games or practices tonight.

Any decisions about school tomorrow will be announced in the morning.

Weather Alerts!!

Good afternoon – due to the changing weather conditions and the forecasted temperature drop, the Barren County 21st Century programs AND elementary T-League basketball games and practices have been cancelled.   All other activities are still on schedule at this time.  Stay tuned to barrenschools.com and social media for up to date information and cancellations.

**Greenwood has called and cancelled the BCHS Boys & Girls Basketball games that were scheduled  for tonight. (This was a rescheduled matchup from last week)

**All BCHS Practices must be completed by 5:00 PM tonight.

iLearn@Home Survey

The Barren County School administration asks for your input on the recent iLearn@Home days used in the district.  Your honest opinion will help us to refine and improve the program for any additional days in the future.  Please click on the appropriate link below to fill out the short survey.

Thank you!


No School Friday January 22nd


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.

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!

Schools Closed Monday & Tuesday

There will be NO SCHOOL for students on Monday and Tuesday.   We will see you back on Wednesday Morning!

Fall Break

2015 BC Schools Golf Tournament

Click the image to sign up!

1st Day of Pre-School

We would like to welcome our NEW CARDINALS to Hiseville Elementary!!!!

Barren Receives Grant Funds for Three Projects

The Barren County School District has been awarded a $5,500 grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children grant. Grant funds will be used to provide a desktop embosser and a Mountbatten Writer and Learning System to better serve visually impaired students.

Barren County Schools also received a $5,000.00 Farm to School grant. Funds will be used to place tower gardens in each of the district elementary schools and to support gardening and agriculture education at Barren County Middle School with the purchase of materials to support the school’s greenhouse program.   

The Barren County School District also received a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grant from the KY Department of Education.  These grant funds will be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for use in the cafeteria at Park City Elementary.

Little League Football & Cheerleader Signups Ending

Barren County Little League Football & Cheerleader sign-ups will be coming to a close TONIGHT, Thursday, August 13th at Jackie Browning football Field from 5:30-7:30pm.  Cost for Football player's grades 1st-6th will be $40 and Cheerleaders grades K-6th will be $40.  Financial hardship opportunities may be available upon request for any student needing assistance.  You must bring birth certificate, proof of health insurance & payment with you to sign-ups.  Also, please like us on Facebook or sign up on REMIND to keep up on important information regarding the season.  Hope to see you there! 

Jeff Richey, Coordinator

College & Career Spirit Day Sept. 8

Burgundy & Gold Spirit Day Friday

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: http://goo.gl/forms/5fZaZCuapv

Have you been reading? #BCReads

Don't forget to log your books on the 
?#‎BCReads? webpage for your chance to win! Click the link above to see the latest winners!

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.

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.

Join The FUN This Summer! #BCREADS

Click image for full details!

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

BCHS Track & Field

Congratulations to the BCHS  students Nick Mabe, Hunter Hohmann & Summer Coots who will be competing in the KHSAA State Track & Field Championships this Saturday at Lexington, KY.  Watch Live via webcast or live updates..


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

Title I Survey for Parents

Please take a few minutes to take our
Title I Parent Survey.

En español aquí.
Kentucky Safe Schools Week


October 18th- 24th



iLearn@Home Communication Page Updated for Barren County Families


The current plan is for the first three days we miss for snow/weather to be the iLearn@home days.

Additional information for parents & students about the iLearn@home initiative for the winter months has been uploaded.  Please check this page often for information and resources for iLearn@home.

Thank you students, parents and teachers for all of your hard work on the first three days of iLearn@home.  We appreciate all of your efforts during these days.  We look forward to seeing our students back in school very soon.

Click here to see all the communication information about iLearn@home - See more at: http://www.barren.kyschools.us/content/ilearn 

Precautionary Lockdown at Hiseville

Hiseville was placed on precautionary lockdown while local law enforcement and school officials investigated a report of possible gun shots in the community. The investigation found no threat to the school or students. The school is back on regular schedule.

Happy Holidays!

Build A Bed Twin Sheet Drive

Lose to Win Spring Challenge Winner

Barren County Schools host “Lose to Win” Challenge

Barren County Schools, through its district wellness program called We Can Get Healthy with 95210, recently completed the second “Lose to Win” weight-loss challenge. This semester long program, held from January to April, was developed to bring the school and community together to make lifestyle changes through healthy eating, exercise and weight loss for those staff members who chose to participate. The winner for Spring 2016 semester was Mrs. Summer Childress, an employee of Hiseville Elementary School.  Mrs. Childress, along with two other staff members, achieved more than a 10% percent weight reduction. In addition, thirteen staff members lost a minimum of 5% of their total body weight. 

KPREP Scores

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.

BC T-League Registration Information Now Available

Barren County Schools is excited to bring our youth basketball program, the “T-League,” back to Trojan Trail for a second season! The T-League is for boys and girls in grades 3-6.  Registration takes place November 7th at the BCHS Gym from 1-4 PM; November 9th at Trojan Academy Gym from 5-7 PM & November 14th at BCHS Gym from 1-4 PM.  Registeration forms are now posted on the district website at the link above & each school's website under the Barren County Little League link.  They will also be distributed to the elementary schools in the next few days. 


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 lisa.austin@barren.kyschools.us or give us a call at 651-3787.  Have a great school year!

Lose To Win - Round II Employee Weight Loss Challenge

Start this semester off with the second District-wide Employee Lose To Win Weight Loss Challenge.   For more information and to start the challenge, please weigh in with your school nurse or designee.  Contest starts on Jan. 18 and ends on March 28th.  The individual with the highest percentage weight loss will get a prize package via the BC Wellness Committee.  

Escuelas del Condado de Barren iLearn @ home (Aprende en casa)

Afuera estará espantoso, pero aprender puede seguir siendo fabuloso

Barren County Family YMCA Announces Tony Dungy Event - April 16, 2016

April 16 Event to Benefit YMCA & Barren County Schools


Last school year, over 13 million stop arm violations occurred in the United States.  Read more.........

Lose to Win

Winner Announcement: Lose to Win Challenge 

Congratulations to Mr. Ashley Geralds, BCMS teacher, who stayed the course during the districtwide weight loss challenge called Lose to Win. 

2015-16 CSIP (Available for Review)

All Hiseville Stakeholders are encouraged to review our Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.  Please look under Building Forms on this website or stop by Hiseville Elementary before December 18th to review.   Thank you for your continued support of our Cardinals!


Please read through the following list of frequently asked questions before calling with any problems you may be having with the timesheet.  

Jr. Beta Excels at State Convention 2016

Outstanding showing by Barren County Junior Betas at State Convention

Click for images and results

Barren County HS Youth Sports Summer Clinic Information

For more information about BCHS summer sports camps please visit the Barren County High School website.  Camps & dates offered will be posted there.  Camp information is upadated as it is made available. 

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.

Spirit Day May 11th