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District Spelling Bee

     spelling bee winner  Spelling Bee

Bath County Spelling Bee Winner, Blake Ott, 5th grader from OES; Harvey Tackett, Superintendent and Ms. Jane Ellington of the Ky. Farm Bureau Women’s Federation presenting $100 to our Spelling Champ to use toward traveling to the Kentucky Derby State Spelling Bee in Louisville scheduled for March 11th, 2017.

 


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Presidents' Day


Bath County Food Services

The Bath County Schools’ Food Service Department, would like to take this opportunity to emphasize the importance of your child participating in the school’s free lunch program, also known as the Community Eligibility Provision Your child’s participation in this program, not only provides nutritious meals for your child, but also helps many struggling families in our community.

Stressing the importance of a great start to the school day, by your child eating a well-balanced breakfast and lunch, is essential! We understand that our participation in the National School Lunch program, restricts our menus to certain guidelines, but our schools do work hard to provide nutritious, well-balanced and appetizing meals to all students in the district. Your child’s lack of participation for this free service, may affect the district’s future participation in the Community Eligibility Provision program. If you have further questions please call Vickie Wells, SND at 606-674-6314.


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District Cafeteria Managers Training

Recently our cafeteria managers and our Food Services Director, Vickie Wells attended a training at KEDC to discuss and plan ways to help serve the students of Bath County.

 

Food Services training


Free Paraeducator Class

FREE Paraeducator Class And Certification

The Bath County Adult Education Center will offer paraeducator classes/certification beginning January 10, 2017.

This certificate will allow you to work in any school system across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Click here to find out more


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Martin Luther King, Jr Day


District Improvement Plan Input Requested

Bath County School District is in the process of reviewing the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan, and all stakeholders are invited to review and make suggestions.  Click the document name below to access the draft CDIP.  If you have suggestions or strategies,  please contact Rhonda Back, CDIP Coordinator, @ rhonda.back@bath.kyschools.us or call (606) 674-2101 Ext. 5108.

2017 Draft CDIP


Board of Education swearing in ceremony

The Swearing in ceremony for members of the Bath County Board of Education was conducted January 5, 2017. We look forward to their Leadership term as they serve the students of Bath County.

Board Members

Board Members


Thank you to our outgoing board members

Board Members

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our outgoing board members, Shelly Sanders and Connie Grimes.  Your service to the children of Bath County Schools is appreciated. 


Infinite Campus and Parent Portal

IC logo  Infinite Campus and Parent Portal will not be available over the upcoming Holiday break. The Kentucky Department of Education will be moving to a cloud-based server during this time. If you use the parent portal application, you will be asked to log out of the application and insert the new District ID, which will be provided once we are back in session. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please email John Slone, john.slone@bath.kyschools.us or call 606-674-6314.


OES Route Change for Broken Sewer Line

OES Route Change for Broken Sewer Line


Craig Wayne Boyd

Craig Wayne Boyd, Matt VanFossen, and Bedford & Co. in concert this Thursday, December 15th.  Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Craig Wayne Boyd

 


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Veterans Day Events

 

BCHS:  Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

BCMS:  Assembly 1:30 p.m.

CES:     Assembly 9:30 a.m.

OES:     Assembly 1:00 p.m.


Craig Wayne Boyd Concert

The Bath County School District will be hosting a benefit concert at the Bath County High School to raise money for the celebrations that the district sponsors for our students and staff. Country music star, Craig Wayne Boyd, who got his start on The Voice will be in concert on December 15, 2016. 

             

Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets

 


News from the Agriculture Dept.

Pictured above is the Bath County Welding team.   The students are from left to right: Tyler Helton, Clay Nelson, Carlea Hutchison, and Jesse Curtis.  These students are the winners of the Bath County High School Welding contest. These students also have placed 6th at the Licking River Regional Welding contest held at Morehead, KY.  

To see more information about the agricultural department and FFA, click here.


Bath County FFA leading the way at the State Fair


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In Loving Memory of Mr. Jerry Thatcher

In Loving Memory of Mr. Jerry Thatcher

 

                           

Mr. Thatcher dedicated 34 years to the families of Bath County and was known to many as a phenomenal teacher, an outstanding principal, and a dear friend. You will forever be an inspiration to all.


"GET TO STEPPING" EVENTS

Help us to make sure our children stay healthy and active!

Crossroads Elementary  September 22 @1:30

Owingsville Elementary   September 23 @1:30


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BCHS Yearbook staff recognized

The Bath County High School yearbook staff has been recognized by Balfour yearbooks for capturing moments of the year in words and pictures.  The BCHS yearbook is recognized in the 2016"Yearbook Yearbook," an annual collection of superior student work.

 Marilyn Scoggins, the editor of "Yearbook Yearbook," had this to say, "Congratulations! As journalists, we tell stories both visually and verbally.  I have been privileged to edit this inspirational piece for the past eleven years, and I am humbled by your efforts to tell your stories as well.  Being selected for "Yearbook Yearbook" is like being handed an Oscar, an acknowledgement of exceptional work."

Pictured:

Dalton Bartley, Ben Peyton, Emily Bliffen, Shawntee Little, Michael Corum (editor), Becky Goins (Balfour Representative), Lexie Crouch, Kristal Robinson (adviser), Katie Dewitt, Makayla Bennett, Dakota Begley, Whitney Elliott, Alexis Crouch, Shania McCarty, Katlyn Terry, Tara Lewis, and Chy Begley.


Jr. Chef competition at the Kentucky State Fair

On August 19th, the BCHS Wildcat Catering Crew competed at the Jr. Chef competition at the Kentucky State Fair.  The students made Shepherd's Pie with Kentucky Proud food products.  They advanced the first round beating Trigg and competed again on August 20th.  The team was eliminated by Pikeville High School in the second round.  The Wildcat Catering Crew consists of Timmy Damron, John Wells, Jr., and Dallas Cooper.  Coaches are Vickie Wells, Lee Ann Ramey, and Teresa Lane.


Happy Retirement!

JODIE RATLIFF

27 YEAR EMPLOYEE OF

 BATH COUNTY SCHOOLS!

WE WILL MISS YOU!

THANK YOU FOR SERVING BATH COUNTY SCHOOLS

 AND

THANK YOU FOR THE POSITIVE IMPACT YOU HAVE MADE TO SO MANY LIVES!


BCHS Safety/Security Measures

Kentucky State Police and Bath Co. law enforcement officials will be present at Bath Co. High School during Friday  August 26th as part of the school’s safety/security measures.  Law enforcement officials conducted  an investigation involving a social media website message  and  determined there is no validity.   Their presence is part of our school district’s safe school protocols.   

 


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Preschool Registration 16-17

Preschool registration for the 2016-17 school year will take place on Friday, August 12th at the Bath County Board of Education Annex.  Contact Lisa Stewart at 606.674.6314 to schedule a screening appointment. 


Bath County Schools Welcome "New" Principals

Three Bath County veteran educators have been chosen to fill principal vacancies at Bath County High School, Bath County Middle School, and Crossroads Elementary School.

                                                        

Mrs. Melanie Erwin                      Mr. R. Todd Neace                         Mrs. Lorinda Jamison
  BCHS Principal                            BCMS Principal                                CES Principal

Congratulations to all three of the new principals. You are invited to give them a warm welcome as they begin a new phase in their careers.
 


Child Find for Children with Disabilities in Need of Special Education or 504 Services

The Bath County School District has an ongoing “Child Find” system, which is designed to locate, identify and evaluate any child residing in a home, facility, or residence within its geographical boundaries, age three (3) to twenty-one (21) years, who may have a disability and be in need of Special Education or 504 services. 


Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

Students, their families, employees and potential employees of the Bath County Schools are hereby notified that the Bath County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.


BCHS Schedule Pickups

Bath Co. High School will be giving out student schedules from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on the following days: 

Monday, August 1st - Seniors

Tuesday, August 2nd - Juniors

Wednesday, August 3rd - Sophomores

Thursday, August 4th - Freshman

 Parking passes may also be obtained on the same dates.


Bath County Schools' Retirees Recognized at June 2016 Board of Education Meeting

The 2016 Bath County Schools' retirees were recognized at the June 2016 Board of Education meeting.  A reception was held at 6:30 p.m. for families and friends, and then formal recognition was made during the Spotlight of the regular Board meeting.  The 2016 retirees are Deliana Adams (OES), Kathy Adams (BCMS), Shella Adkins (CES), Vickie Duncan (BCHS), Brenda Holder (BoE), Maria Hunt (OES), Chandy McKenzie (OES), Mike McKenzie (BG), and Jerry Thatcher (CES).  Pictured above with Superintendent Harvey Tackett are Mike McKenzie, Chandy McKenzie, Brenda Holder and Jerry Thatcher.  Click here to link to the photo gallery of the retirement celebration.


BCHS Students Attend Livestock and Dairy Skillathon at MSU Farms

Pictured above are Logan Jones and Tessia Welch, who attended the Livestock and Dairy Skillathon at MSU Farms with Mr. Jon Hammons. 

Tessia Welch won 5th place Dairy Judging Contest Senior Division.  Tessia also received 5th in the Reasons Class Senior Division and was awarded 5th Place Overall Individual in the Senior Division.

Logan Jones won 7th place in Dairy Judging Reasons Class Senior Division.  Logan also placed 7th place Overall in the Dairy Judging Contest Senior Division.


Cool School Summer Activities

Cool School Volunteer William Reed and Superintendent Harvey Tackett (pictured above) observe Cool School students as they decorate flower pots.  After decorating the pottery, the students will then plant seeds to watch them grow.


Congratulations 2016 Graduates

BCHS seniors enjoyed the traditional hat toss at the end of the graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 21, 2016.  A photo gallery of graduation pictures can be seen by clicking the photo above.


BCHS Junior Chef Team

       

On August 19th, 2016, the BCHS Junior Chef team will be competing at the Kentucky State Fair.  The students will be making their dish, Shepherd's Pie, with Kentucky Proud food products.  The team will be competing against other High School Culinary Teams from across the state for scholarships from Sullivan University. 

The students competing are Timothy Damron, John Wells, Jr., and Dallas Cooper.  Coaches are Vickie Wells, Lee Ann Ramey, and Teresa Lane.


!!! Congratulations OES on your Distinguished rating !!!

#OESlife

#distinguishedstudents  #distinguishedstaff  #distinguishedschool


Bath County Title I Parent Education Night

 Bath County Schools will be hosting a Title I Parent Education Night on 11/3/16 at Bath County High School from 6:00 - 8:00 in the Family consumer Education Classroom, RM. 213.

 

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Autism Walk

The Bath County Autism Awareness Committee would like to invite you to our fourth annual walk for Autism.  The walk will be held on Tuesday, April 18th at 6:00 p.m.  The walk will begin at the Bath County Middle School parking lot.  The walk will conclude back at BCMS with an awareness fair in the gym.  If you would like to order a shirt they are $15.00 and can be ordered from any of our schools.  We hope to see you there!

Autism Walk


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Early enrollment for Kindergarten

According to KRS 158.030(2), there is a new cutoff date starting next school year to enroll your child in Kindergarten. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, children must be (5) years of age as of August 1, instead of the October 1. 

A waiver for children to start kindergarten who are not yet (5) years of age as of August 1, may be granted through the Petition for Early Enrollment Form process. Deadline to request this option is April 1, per district policy 09.121.

Your child will go through an evaluation process, which will give important information to the district about the best placement for your child.  Your child is required to pass with a 95% in all areas of the Early Screener Tool. Other factors to consider, other than student readiness, will be availability of funding and space. The district will use this information to decide whether to admit your child for early enrollment.

Please contact the school that your child will be attending in order to get this process started. Contact personnel for your school will be following…

Sherri Kissick, Owingsville Elementary (606-674-2722) or

 Beth Williams, Crossroads Elementary (606-674-2101).


!!! Congratulations BCHS on your Proficient rating !!!


TSA National Conference

     

The Bath County High School Technology Student Association traveled to Nashville Tennessee this summer to compete in the National TSA Conference. This is the fifth straight year that the TSA have qualified for the Nationals. While at the nations the students received 11th place honors in Digital Video Productions and they also received 15th place honors in On Demand Video. There were over 7500 participants in this year’s nationals with almost 200 competitors in each of these categories. Congratulations, Mr. Ricky Prater, Allen Thomas, Gabe Jones, Logan Routt, Ryan Walters, Troyal Cox, and Dalton Richards .

 


Cool School Machine Travels Again - New Locations Added - June 6 thru July 14

 

Click the picture above for information about the Cool School Project for Summer 2016.  Cool School will not run on July 4, 2016.


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BCHS Rogers Scholar

Bath County High School sophomore, Cameron Vincent has been selected by The Center for Rural Development to attend the 2016 Rogers Scholars program. Vincent will join 62 high school students from southern and eastern Kentucky to participate in the program. There were nearly 400 applicants for this prestigious program.

Rogers Scholars—The Center for Rural Development’s flagship youth program—provides leadership and college scholarship opportunities to help rising high school juniors in 45 Southern and Eastern counties of Kentucky develop the skills they need to seize their potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.


BCHS Teacher serves on Advisory Committee for the TSA Board of Directors

Mr. Ricky Prater, Bath County High School, was selected to travel to Washington DC to represent the Kentucky Technology Student Association at this years’ National TSA advisor summit. Mr. Prater was one of 28 advisors from across the nation who met to establish goals for the national TSA organization and make suggestions for the national TSA board of directors. 


!!! Congratulations CES on your Proficient rating !!!


Town Hall Meeting

Bath County Parent Education Committee presents:

Town Hall Meeting
Drug Trends in OUR Community

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m in the Bath County High School Gymnasium

Talk to local experts
*Learn more about substance abuse in our community
*Share your ideas for strengthening our community
Facilitated by:
Dr. Michele Staton, UK College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science Center of Drug & Alcohol Research
Dr. April Young, College of Public Health, UK Department of Epidemiology
 

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WHAS Crusade for Children Partnership with Bath County Schools

WHAS Crusade for Children Partnership Provides Sensory Materials and Equipment Funding for Bath County Schools

Bath County Schools has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children. The funds will provide sensory materials and equipment for students at Owingsville Elementary and Crossroads Elementary. These materials and equipment will give special needs students a place to get away from a sometimes overstimulating school environment. This can also provide a space for students to become more open to exploring their environment. According to district Special Education Director Kim Whitt, “The materials will fill a vast need for the district. Teachers will be able to use these new materials to address each child's pattern of sensory processing to help students better adapt to the school environment. The grant will be divided equally among the two schools, and the materials and equipment should be outfitted and ready for students within the first eight weeks of school.


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Preschool/Head Start registration

Preschool/Head Start county-wide registration for the 2017-2018 school year will take place from 9:00 to 3:00 at the Gateway Head Start on Friday, April 14, 2017.


Income eligible children that will be four-years-old by August 1st can attend Preschool/Head Start. Identified disabled three-year-olds are eligible for Preschool as of their third birthday. Head Start services are available for 3 years olds without a disability.

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Bath County is a Proficient District

!! Amazing Students !!  !! Amazing Teachers !!  !! Amazing Parents!!


Welcome Back!

The Faculty and staff of the Bath County School District would like to welcome our students back for the 2016 – 2017 school year.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank our parents for choosing Bath County Schools and entrusting us with your child's safety and well-being.  You are a vital piece of the puzzle, and we appreciate your role and impact you make for every student’s success. 

It is truly an honor to serve the kids of Bath County.  The success of our district is dependent on the working relationship between all stakeholders of Bath County.  Our number one priority will be to work together to provide every student the educational opportunities needed to ensure their success. 

Join us in our journey toward academic success.  Our children deserve the best.

 


BCHS TSA Success at State Conference

                                               

Congratulations to the Bath County High School Technology Student Association.
The TSA recently competed at the State TSA Conference in Louisville, KY and
received the following two awards:

On Demand Video - First Place                      Digital Video Production - First Place

      Ryan Walters was also elected as the State TSA Historian.

The BCHS Chapter of TSA will be traveling to Nashville, TN to compete in at the National TSA Conference in June. This is the fourth year in a row that the TSA has qualified for the National Conference.


Bath County Schools AHERA Annual Notice


OES Get to Stepping Kickoff and Celebration


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Bart Williams Named KABC 16th Region Coach of the Year

Bart Williams

The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches annually vote on who their coach of the year for each region in the state.

The 16th region coaches have officially voted Bath County’s Bart Williams as the Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season.

Williams finished 14-17 in his first season as the Wildcats’ head basketball coach.

Coach Williams will be honored during Friday’s afternoon session of the KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 in Rupp Arena.

Take a look at all the region’s coaches of the year by clicking here.

Williams was also the 15th region Coach of the Year at Pikeville High School in 2013.

Congratulations Coach Williams!!


Bath County Schools Summer Feeding

Bath County Schools will be participating in the summer food service program (SFSP) again this year.  The dates will be from May 30, 2017-July 13, 2017.  If you have a camp, bible school, activity or event scheduled during this time with participants 18 years old or younger, we can provide FREE meals!  If you're interested please complete and return the attached intake form.  If you know children who would benefit from having a breakfast or lunch site nearby, please contact Vickie Wells vickie.wells@bath.kyschools.us or Micha Crouch micah.crouch@bath.kyschools.us.  In order to get our application in on time, please return this information as soon as possible.  No sites will be accepted after April 14, 2017.  We look forward to feeding as many children as possible this summer! 

SFSP intake Form            SFSP flyer


CES Get to Stepping Kickoff and Celebration

 


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BATH COUNTY SCHOOLS DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS NOTICE

in accordance with district procedures and records retention guidelines, the following special education records housed at the Bath County Board of Education will be destroyed: Special Education Due Process Records for former students whose year of birth is 1994 or before. Any person desiring a copy of his or her records before destruction must contact Christina Grace at 606.674.6314 or e-mail christina.grace@bath.kyschools.us or contact in person at the Board Office no later than August 31, 2016. 

Please note that former students may need this information for Social Security, Disability or employment purposes at some point.


Special Education Parent Survey

Dear Parents,

We need your input! Our school district and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) want to hear from parents regarding how well your child’s school is doing to involve you in the special education services provided to your child.  This survey must be completed by May 31, 2017

Please click here for more information


!!! Drivers Wanted !!!