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OES Kindergarten Registration

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State FBLA Competition

FBLA

A big congratulations to our Bath County FBLA chapter! Ashley Fore placed fourth in Sales Presentation. Stone Barrett and Cailyn Oldfield placed fourth in Business Financial Plan. They will now compete at the national level in Baltimore, Maryland this summer.


Updated District Calendar as of 4/13/18

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CES Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration


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Bath Co. School Spring Break

Spring Break

April 2 - April 6

All offices will be closed


Updated School Calendar as of 3/30/2018

Please see our updated School Calendar as of 3/30/2018

http://www.bath.kyschools.us/Content2/81974


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 March 19, 2018, at 6:00. This forum will provide information to the community about the Bath County Schools Wellness and Physical Report Card for the 2017-2018 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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CES Regional Governor's Cup

On Saturday, March 3rd, Crossroads Elementary School hosted the 26th Regional Governor’s Cup Competition. Crossroads Elementary School was among 15 schools participating in Quick Recall, Future Problem Solving, Written Assessment, and Composition.  Crossroads Elementary School received 2nd place in Future Problem Solving and 4th place overall winner in the region. Kiara Little received 1st place in Composition and 3rd place in Social Studies.  
 

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Early Release Days for training

Bath County Schools are diligent in making sure our schools are safe.  We will observe four early release days in order to provide additional training for our staff.

Bath County Schools will release early on the following days:

March 14 @ 12:30 p.m

March 21 @12:30 p.m.

March 28 @ 12:30 p.m.

April 11 @ 12:30 p.m.

No students will be permitted in the buildings for this training.


 


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2018-2019 School Calendar Selection

Please review the attached presentation about the 3 school calendar options and then select the survey to cast your vote on the calendar you like for the 2018-2019 school year.  The results will be shared with the calendar committee and a recommendation will be given to the Board during the March meeting.

Calendar Option Presentation

 

Calendar Survey

 


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Welcome John Steele to the Bath County School Board

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We would like to welcome John Steele to the Bath County Board of Education.  Mr. Steele will strive to uphold the misson of the Bath County School System, to provide a safe, nurturing environment where future leaders are inspired and prepared to succeed in an ever-changing global community.


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Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE

 

February 19, 2018

This is Harvey Tackett, Superintendent of Bath County Schools.

Law enforcement officials were contacted today to come to Bath County High School to assist in a student safety concern. The situation was investigated thoroughly by law and school district officials, and appropriate action was taken. No threats of guns and/or weapons were made. Be assured Bath County School District will take every precaution and measure to ensure the safety and welfare of all of its students and staff.

 

Harvey Tackett

Superintendent


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Notice of Vacant Board Seat

Opportunity

The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Bath County Board of Education. You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Bath County Board of Education representing

  • Educational Division #3  Bath County Schools

This vacancy was created by the resignation of a board member.

 

Under the provision of KRS 160.190 (2), this appointment is effective until

  • The November 2018 regular election. The term will end December 31, 2018.

This is a public service position and the person appointed will not be employed by the Bath County Board of Education, Bath County Schools. 


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Retirement

Arlen McNabb Rhonda Back Cathi Walters

       Arlen McNabb                           Rhonda Back                           Cathi Walters

All Bath County Teachers, Staff, and Students want to thank you for your exemplary performance during these past years, as we congratulate you on your retirement. The years you have worked here have been marked by unsurpassed excellence and caring. You have been an inspiration to us all.

Thank you


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BCMS Junior Beta Receives National Recognition Ms. Ballman and Mrs. Burton display our new bannor

NATIONAL BETA SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION


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Bath County Schools Veterans Day Programs

Veterans Day Program


District Title I informational Sessions

Title I

During the OES Fall Festival,10/20//17, Bath County Schools will have an informational session to share with parents how Title I benefits our Schools.

Title I is the federal program which provides funding to local school districts to improve the academic achievement of disadvantaged students.  It is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act first passed in 1965. 

Title I provides the following for our District:

  Additional Staffing                    Technology

  Parent Involvement                   Extra Classroom Supplies

  Professional Development        Curriculum

  Additional Student Services


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October 9, 2017, Bath County Schools Media Release

“There was an incident that occurred this morning at the Bath County Middle School campus in which law enforcement was requested for assistance which is standard procedure; at no point was there a Lockdown situation.  Our first priority is always the safety of our students and staff.”

Harvey Tackett, Superintendent, Bath County Schools

Todd Neace, Principal, Bath County Middle School


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Secretary Heiner Announces Newest ‘Kentucky Work Ready Communities’

Bath County Work Ready in progress

The Kentucky Work Ready Communities certification program from the KWIB and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assures employers that a local workforce has the talent and skills necessary to staff existing jobs and to master the innovative technologies new jobs will require.

To become certified, a county must gather local support and commitment and apply for the Work Ready Community designation. Counties have to meet criteria in six areas including high school graduation rates, National Career Readiness Certificate holders, demonstrated community commitment, educational attainment, soft-skills development and digital literacy.

 


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No School Monday August 21, 2017

With much consideration and like many districts in the area, Bath County Schools will be closed Monday, August 21, in observance of the solar eclipse which most of Kentucky will experience.

The safety of the students is our primary concern and the reason for our decision to close schools.

Our teachers have already prepared lessons to give our students a better understanding of the solar eclipse and its historical and scientific implications.

Having the day off from school will provide parents and students a joint learning opportunity.  There are opportunities on the internet for parents and students to learn more about the eclipse together.

For more information about the solar eclipse, visit http://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/


Bike Rodeo

Bike Rodeo


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Bids for Occupational Therapy Services for the 2017-18 Year

The Bath County Board of Education will be accepting bids for Occupational Therapy Services for the 2017-18 school year through July 14, 2017. Specifications are on file at the board office.  Please contact Kim Whitt at 606-674-6314.

 


Free Sports Physicals

St. Claire Regional Family Medicine will be providing FREE Sports Physicals on June 24th from 9:00AM until 12 Noon at the clinic. All Bath County athletes are encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity. Reminder that all athletes must have an updated physical on file before participating in any sport for the 2017-18 school year.

sports physicals


Summer Feeding Program

summer feeding


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Cool School Machine Schedule

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Governor’s Scholars Program Recipients

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Congratulations to the following recipients of the Governor’s Scholars Program.  Pictured from left to right: Stone Barrett, Lexie Craig, Ryan Walters, and Cameron Vincent

The Program’s mission is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders. The first class numbered 230 and was housed on one college campus. Since then, the Program has enjoyed excellent support and grown to over 1,000 students on three campuses.

The core curriculum for these summer sessions is threefold:

  • Focus Area:
  • General Studies:
  • Seminar:

Solar Eclipse informaton, Monday August 21, 2017

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Important Information about the Solar Eclipse

 

On Monday August 21st, 2017 we will experience a total solar eclipse, an event that hasn’t occurred over the U.S. mainland since 1979.  A total solar eclipse, which is when the moon completely covers the sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide swath of the country.  While Bath County is not located in this area, we will still be able to view the partial solar eclipse.


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Mechanic of the Year

Mechanic of the year

Eddie McIlvain was named the Mechanic of the Year at the 25th annual STAK (Student Transportation Association of Kentucky) banquet on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.  Eddie was nominated for the award by Sammy Knell, and won the award when it was voted upon by the STAK governing board.  This is a tremendous honor and one in which Eddie was well-deserving.  His experience, attitude, and commitment to making the buses safe for students are evident in each work day.  Bath County puts over 370,000 miles on its’ buses every year, and the buses are safe because of Eddie’s leadership in the bus garage.


School Report Cards

School Report Cards

School and District Report cards Provide Detailed information about each school and district, including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more


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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Martin Luther King, Jr Day


Rawlings Named KMEA Teacher of the Year

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Robert Rawlings, Bath County High School Band Director, has been named the Kentucky Music Educators Association District 8 High School Teacher of the Year Award at their recent State Conference. Mr. Rawlings is an amazing teacher and a vital asset to BCHS! We are glad to know that the state organization recognizes his great contributions to our youth as we do in Bath County.  Congratulations to Mr. Robert Rawlings on this great honor!
 


The Fight for Public Education, Bath County Schools will be closed Friday, April 13, 2018

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow, April 13, our school district will be closed. 

We realize that when school is closed it can cause disruption in daily schedules and hardships for everyone. We not only hope to have your understanding in why we have closed, but we also need you to help advocate for your child.  WE NEED YOU to join with us in a fight for public education!

What is at stake is a complex issue.  It would be impossible to condense it all to one short, concise page.  Therefore, I want to make a few points and clarify some misconceptions as to why we are canceling school tomorrow.

  1. Teachers ARE NOT asking for a raise.
  2. Teachers ARE NOT fighting for a pension; (that bill has already passed).
  3.  We need for the Senate and House to OVERRIDE the Governor’s veto of HB200 (budget/school funding), HB 366 (revenue/tax reform) and SB362 (CERS contribution phase in).
  4. We need EVERYONE to contact legislators.

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District Spelling Bee

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Congratulations to the District Spelling Bee competitors.  These students represent Bath County Middle School, Owingsville Elementary, and Crossroads Elementary.

Mason Cline, from Crossroads Elementary will be representing Bath County at the state Spelling Bee in Louisville March 17, 2018


Bath County Board Appreciation

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We are hearing a lot lately from school boards who have stepped up and made a case both locally and statewide for both restoring and increasing funding for schools.

So many different kinds of groups make money pitches for so many causes that the temptation may be to lump these school boards in with the rest. But that’s not where they should be. When members of the Bath County school board advocate for better funding, they are doing it for the children of this community: for the up-to-date books they need for their classes, for the after-school programs that help struggling readers, for new school buses to safely transport them, for buildings that offer the physical settings needed to learn, for course offerings and technology that will enable them to graduate to a career or go on to postsecondary education, and on and on.


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BCHS Mock Crash Mock Crash Group

The Bath County High School, under the direction of Cindy Kerns (Youth Service Center)  worked with community partners in putting together a mock student crash scenario.  This “think before you drink and drive,” productions was presented to the 600 high school students on April 11th, right before the prom festivities.  This program was another School Safety initiative from the Bath County School.

Additional photos are available under Photo Galleries


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CES is "All Fired Up"


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Solar Eclipse Permission Form

Solar Eclipse

Permission Form

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BCHS TSA State Conference

TSA state conference

Congratulations to the Bath County Technology Student Association who had an outstanding performance at the recent Kentucky TSA conference. The BCHS TSA received 1st place for their Digital Video Production and 1st place for On Demand Video. They also received a second place medal for their Fashion Design entry. In individual entries, Logan Routt and Logan Clark received 3rd place recognition for their Architectural Design model and Troyal Cox placed 3rd in Dragster Design. Bath County TSA is also privileged to have Gabe Jones elected State Treasurer for Kentucky TSA and Ryan Walters elected state President for Kentucky TSA.

These students will be traveling to Orlando, Florida in June to compete at the National TSA Conference. This will be the fifth year in a row that Bath County TSA has qualified for their national conference. Congratulations Bath County TSA.


Bath County High School Junior Chef

The Bath County High School Junior Chef team will be competing at the Kentucky State Fair in August 2017.  This will be the second year in a row that a team from BCHS will be competing at the state level of the Junior Chef Farm to Table competition.  This year they will be preparing their dish – Wildcat Grilled Chicken Mac in front of judges from Sullivan University and a crowd of spectators.  The team consists of Leann Reed, Lydia Bell, Andy Clark, and team captain – John Wells, Jr.

The competition is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  High school culinary teams from across Kentucky will be competing with their dishes during the state fair.  Dishes that are prepared must meet specific guidelines, which include – being school cafeteria friendly and use of Kentucky Proud products.  The overall winning dish will be added to school cafeteria menus across the state.  The coaches for the Jr Chef team are Vickie Wells, Lee Ann Ramey and Teresa Lane. The students have worked really hard this year in their performance, having 3 new Freshman is very channeling to learn all area of the kitchen and mastering the recipe. The team captain John Wells Jr. has really worked hard with our incoming Freshman showing excellent leadership.


CES – Kindergarten Readiness

Tuesday, August 8th  from 9-12 and 3-6 Crossroads Elementary will be hosting our Kindergarten Readiness for all incoming kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year. We will be having two sessions – you only need to attend one. If your child isn’t registered, you can also register on that day as well.


District EHO Form

Please click below to print off the Bath County Schools Educational Enhancement Opporutnity Request Form

EHO Form


BCHS Jr. Chef

Wildcat Grilled Chicken Mac Jr. Chef 2017

The BCHS junior Chef team competed at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday, August 24th and placed 3rd in the state with their Wildcat Grilled Chicken Mac.

The competition is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  Dishes that are prepared must meet specific guidelines, which include - being school cafeteria friendly and use of Kentucky Proud Products.  The overall winning dish will be added to the school Cafeteria menus across the state.

The Jr. Chef Team is coached by Lee Ann Ramey and Vickie Wells, proud sponsors of the Kentucky Proud, Farm to School and local farmers.  The team consists of Leeann Reed, Lydia Bell, Andy Clark, and team captain - John Wells, Jr. 

Click here for the Wildcat Grilled Chicken Mac Recipe

 

 


FFA Livestock Judging

FFA


Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton

Lieutenant governor visit

Lieutenant Governor, Jenean Hampton spoke to Bath County High School Students today about The Lieutenant Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge http://www.kylgec.com/ .   She also had an opportunity to speak with students about STEM opportunities and at-risk students about their futures.


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Board Member honored by KSBA

 

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Congratulations to Hurshell Rawlings for receiving the distinction of earning a level 5 Board Member.  This is the highest level a Board Member can attain. 

Thank you Mr. Rawlings for your service in Bath County.


New Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019
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Calendar Committee for 2018-2019
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New Mealviewer App

Keep up-to-date on your school's breakfast and lunch menu by downloading the Mealviewer app.  Once you have downloaded the App, type in our zip code and you're ready to go. You can also click on the picture below to view on your computer.

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Lieutenant Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge
Bath County Gives Back

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Bath County High School recently collected donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Study Zone that provided the most goods was rewarded with a party sponsored by Ms. Cline and Mrs. Erwin.


Welcome Back!

The Faculty and staff of the Bath County School District would like to welcome our students back for the 2017 – 2018 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.

 


OES Kindergarten Jumpstart

OES jumpstart for Kindergarten is July 27th, there are two sessions  9-12, and 3-6.  This is for all incoming new Kindergarten students.  If you are not preregistered you may also register during this time. You will only need to attend one session. 


Surplus Auction

Bath County Schools will be having a surplus auction on Friday, May 12 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Bath County bus lot.


Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

We would like to congratulate two of our staff members for receiving their Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.).  Karen Hammons Ed.D. and Sean Bailey Ed.D. have both focused their research on leading educational issues that impact our students.  We would like to celebrate their ongoing support of the students in Bath County and their commitment to continuing their professional growth as leaders in our District.

 

        


Bath County FFA State Fair Results

2017 Kentucky State Fair Results

FFA

 


Meatless Monday

There is no better place to educate our children about health and nutrition than in our schools.  We recognize that healthy eathing habits start young and require nurturing.  Therefore, we are pleased to announce that Bath County Schools are now participating in a healthy promotion program called "Meatless Monday".  Meatless Monday is a global movement that enables people of all ages to make positive changes in their diet - and in their lives - simply by choosing not to eat meat one day a week.  All meals served at Bath County Schools, including those on Meatless Monday, will meet all federal and state dietary guidelines.

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High School Field information during construction

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

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.


2017-2018 Bus Routes

Click here to see the 2017-2018 Bath County Schools Bus Routes


Superintendent receives high marks in annual evaluation

Bath Co. board gives superintendent exemplary marks on his annual evaluation, citing support for the district, leadership of staff, and school/community relations.

http://www.ksba.org/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=6GAPGAY&dasi=3G32

                                   Mr. Tackett

 


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Bath County Work Ready in progress status

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Bath County became one step closer to becoming a Work Ready County.  Members of the Chamber of Commerce, Bath County Schools, Bath County PVA, Emergency Management, and out Judge Executive presented and obtained the Work Ready in Progress status.

A Kentucky Work Ready Community certification is a measure of a county’s workforce quality.  It is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly-skilled workforce required in today’s competitive global economy.


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National TSA Honors

Chapter Excellence Award  Advisor of the year

The Bath County High School Technology Student Association received national recognition, this past week, at the 39th annual Technology Student Association Conference in Orlando, Fl. The national TSA conference is packed with competitive events and challenging activities that foster personal growth and leadership development. This marks Bath County TSA’s fifth consecutive year qualifying for the nationals.

            While at this year’s conference, Bath County TSA was honored to receive the Chapter Excellence Award. This is the first time any high school from Kentucky has been chosen to receive the Chapter Excellence Award. This award is presented to those chapters who excel at the state level and who also excel in the area of leadership development. Bath County High School TSA was also honored to have its advisor, Mr. Ricky Prater, named the Advisor of the Year for the state of Kentucky. Congratulations go out to all the Bath County TSA members for all their achievements this past year.


Bath County Schools Asbestos Management Plan

AHERA Annual Notice


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