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District Spelling Bee

     spelling bee winner  Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the Bath County Spelling Bee Champ-Blake Ott, 5th grade Student from Owingsville Elementary School.


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Tuesday: March 7, 2017

Owingsville Elementary School Gym

4:30 to 6:30

Weather Policy-If school is canceled, the fair will be rescheduled for March 14th.


Health Screening, Health Forum, and Community Resources 

Presidents' Day

Bath Co Schools Wellness Forum

There will be a public forum held at the Bath County Board of Education, Annex Building just before the Board Meeting on February 27, 2017 at 6:30. This forum will provide information to the community about the Bath County Schools Wellness and Physical Report Card for the 2016/2017 school year. The Wellness Report Card will be available. There will also be information about the Superintendent’s Wellness Policy and progress being made toward the goals of our policy. The Wellness Report Card will be made available on the district website following the forum.

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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.


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."


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!








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.

March 2016 Board Spotlight - Who Will I Become?

Students from Crossroads Elementary School read original pieces that they had written for the Dream Out Loud project about their plans for the future.  The students, pictured above with Superintendent Harvey Tackett and Principal Jerry Thatcher, were dressed as their future careers suggested.  Board members and the audience were so impressed with the students' writings that they received a standing ovation as they lined up for this photo.

OES Principal Spends Night on OES Rooftop

OES Principal Mark Leet kept a promise to OES students, who recited the Readers Oath, by spending the night on the roof of Owingsville Elementary School on Monday, March 7.  Mr. Leet shared the picture above as proof of his adventure.  Mr. Leet promised that if at least 120 students recited the Reader's Oath, he would  spend the night on the roof.  The students more than met the challenge by the deadline last week with 137 students reciting. Mr. Leet was on the roof all night with staff, parents, and students driving by to honk or wave at him for support.  He greeted students and staff from the roof as they arrived at school on Tuesday, March 8.

Reader's Oath

I promise to read
Each day and each night.
I know it's the key
To growing up right.

I'll read to myself,
I'll read to a crowd.
It makes no difference
If silent or loud.

I'll read at my desk,
At home and at school,
On my bean bag or bed,
By the fire or pool.

Each book that I read
Puts smarts in my head,
'Cause brains grow more thoughts
The more they are fed.

So I take this oath
To make reading my way
Of feeding my brain
What it needs every day.

Bath County Schools - 2 Hour Delay - Friday, March 4, 2016
2016 FFA Week

Bath County FFA Officers and FFA Advisor, Jon Hammons attended the signing of the 2016 FFA Week Proclamation with Bath County Judge Executive, Bobby Rogers.  2015-2016 FFA Officers are Jordan Blevins, Allen Thomas, Tessia Welch, Leanna Butcher  & Lexie Craig   - FFA Advisor: Jon Hammons

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Comes to Bath County

Please join us at the Bath County Memorial Library to get your child registered.  All Bath County children from Birth up to Age 5 are eligible to enroll and start receiving Imagination Library books for free - 1 book per month until 5th birthday.

Graduation Set for May 21

The Bath County High School Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 3:00 pm in the Bath County High School Gymnasium.

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.

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.


Click here for more information

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


#distinguishedstudents  #distinguishedstaff  #distinguishedschool

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

!!! Drivers Wanted !!!

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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2016-17 Preschool and Head Start Registration


BCHS FBLA Success at Regionals


The Bath County High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter competed at the Region 5 Leadership Conference in Morehead, Kentucky on March 16, 2016 at the MSU campus.

Click View All below to see individual results.

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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. 

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.

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

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 FFA at Regional Speaking Contest

Attending the FFA Regional Speaking Contest:
(back to front) - Brandon Abney, Raleigh Hill, Robbie Wright, Colton Haney, Jacob Conyers, Kelsey Church, Tessia Welch, and Leanna Butcher.

Jacob Conyers placed 1st in the Ag Mechanics Impromptu and will advance to FFA State Competition in June.
Congratulations Jacob!

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.

Success for Bath County STLP at 2016 State Conference

Congratulations to the Bath County Schools’ Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP)!  The state championship event, held at Rupp Arena, was attended by over 10,000 students. The following Bath County students competed at the state STLP competition and received awards for their hard work.

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OES Academic Team Success at Regional Competition

Owingsville Elementary School Academic Team has beaten out 16 teams and is the new Regional Governor's Cup Champion!

Results are:

Future Problem Solving - 1st  (Nathaniel Dellapenta, Samara Knell, Bryson Purvis, & Samuel Vincent)
Quick Recall - 3rd (Izzy Hughes, Samuel Vincent, Kendall Vincent, Eli Ulery, Connor Vance, Eli Collinsworth, Bryson Purvis, & Miles Saunders)
Math: Eli Ulery - 4th
Science: Miles Saunders - 2nd, Blake Ott - 4th, & Eli Collinsworth - 5th
Language Arts: Connor Vance - 4th
Social Studies: Miles Saunders - 2nd
Arts & Humanities:
Ava Enoch & Izzy Hughes 1st (tie)

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Bath County Schools AHERA Annual Notice

OES Get to Stepping Kickoff and Celebration

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CES Get to Stepping Kickoff and Celebration


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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.

April 2016 Board Spotlight - OES Annie Jr.

Students from the OES Drama Club in Grades 2-5 (pictured above with Superintendent Harvey Tackett and OES Principal Mark Leet) under the direction of Ms. Tanya Pratt performed a montage of songs from the musical Annie, Jr. for the April 2016 Board of Education meeting.  The performance was excellent, and the audience was quite impressed with the talent of these students.  Each student received a Certificate of Appreciation from Superintendent Tackett, and the group received a standing ovation from the audience.

Bath County Summer Food Service Program

Bath County Schools are participating in the Summer Food Service Program from June 6, 2016 to July 15, 2016.


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2016 Governor's Cup

The OES Academic Team placed 1st Overall in the 2016 District Governor's Cup competition.  The team also brought home the following awards:

1st Place:  Quick Recall
1st Place:  FPS
1st Place Arts & Humanities:  Ava Enoch
1st Place Language Arts (tie):  Connor Vance & Kassidy Thomas
1st Place Science:  Miles Saunders
1st Place Composition:  Samara Knell
2nd Place Science:  Eli Collinsworth
2nd Place Social Studies:  Miles Saunders
2nd Place Composition (tie):  Presley Jackson & Haley Withrow
2nd Place Arts & Humanities:  Izzy Hughes
2nd Place Math:  Eli Ulery
3rd Place Science:  Blake Ott
3rd Place Social Studies:  Samuel Vincent
4th Place Math:  Kendall Vincent
5th Place Math:  Bryson Purvis
5th Place Social Studies:  Ava Enoch

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