The KY Dept. of Education has released the Healthy at Schools guidance. This along with feedback will be used to determine our next steps moving forward as we plan to safely begin school in August. Thank you for your continued support and patience. View the document at https://bit.ly/2YxzljC
Family Planning Survey at https://bit.ly/gc-2021 open till June 24. Please share feedback online or call 270-259-4011 for assistance.
Final survey - Family Planning for 2020-21 is now open at https://bit.ly/gc-2021. Your input will directly impact scheduling and other decisions at the district, school and classroom level. Please complete today!
Results of the NTI Family Survey, the first of three for feedback in planning for the 2020-21 school year, plus an update on behind-the-scenes work to prepare for reopening. Details at https://bit.ly/GCS2020Update1
Families, please complete this brief survey designed to help us understand the technology needs of our school district during any time of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI). Survey Link: https://bit.ly/TechSurveyGCS
Congratulations to GCHS incoming senior Gracyn Cook, selected to serve on the KY FCCLA Executive Council as VP of Individual Programs for the 2020-21 school year. See the full story at https://bit.ly/CookKYFCCLA
An important benefit is available to ALL GCS families. The federal COVID-19 Relief Bill provides eligibility for every student to receive a one-time benefit via EBT card of up to $313.50 per child. Applications are open June 1 – 30. Learn more at https://bit.ly/GCSPEBT
Camp Invention is back for 2020 and will be held virtually June 22 – 26. Limited registration is now open for only $15 to students entering grades K – 6 next school year. Space will fill quickly. Visit https://bit.ly/GCSCampInv2020 for complete details.
Families, please share your experience with Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) during the COVID-19 school closures. Your honest input on this brief, anonymous survey will help us improve our instruction, communication and delivery moving forward. We appreciate your time. Survey Link: https://bit.ly/NTISurveyGCS2020
The grandparent/grandchild bond is one of the most special. Congratulations go out to GC Retired Teachers Assoc. Grandparent Essay Contest county winner, Wilkey 5th grader Tionah Meredith. The contest is open to all 5th graders. Check out school and classroom winners at https://bit.ly/EssayGCRTA
Healthy children learn better, and school nurses make it happen! Hat’s off to our stellar nursing team for all they do for both body and mind to help keep students ready to learn and grow. Thank you Brenda Oller, GCHS; Dana Carman, GCMS; Chastity Thorpe, Caneyville; Lynn Ponder, Clarkson; Jennifer Smith, Lawler; DaLeisa Miller, Wilkey; Kim Cannon and Michele Vincent, District.
Shout out to District Technology Integration Specialist Dee Dee Webb, named as one of only 19 educators from across the country to the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Class of 2020! Visit bit.ly/PBS2020AllStar to discover how Dee Dee is using technology both inside and outside the classroom to inspire students and teachers alike.
We couldn’t let National Principal Day go by without a shout out to the most amazing principals anywhere!! Always, but especially during these times. Thank you, thank you to this group of outstanding leaders: Josh Baldwin, GCHS; Gary Parker, GCMS; Josh Basham, Caneyville; Alicia Brooks, Lawler; Shannon Cates, Clarkson; Lisa Skaggs, Wilkey; and Tommy Hodges, AEC.
Students, we know you’re following good safety & hygiene practices every day, Make it official & take the COVID-19 Safety Pledge! Families, the community can join in, too. Healthy practices are for everyone! Help GC reach 1K pledges (or more). Visit https://kycss.org/sswpledge today!
Online registration for Preschool and Kindergarten is now available! Packets are still available as well, for those who need or prefer that option. Check out the important updates for both to get your child ready to join us on a learning adventure during during the 2020-21 school year. Learn more at bit.ly/GCSPSK2021
The April Grayson County Board of Education meeting will be live streamed at 6 pm this evening at bit.ly/AprilBdMtg. Requests for public comment should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:45 pm.
Gov. Beshear today recommended that all Kentucky schools extend closure through May 1. A transcript of Supt. Robinson's call to families and staff this evening can be viewed at bit.ly/UpdatesGCS. Spring Break remains April 6 - 10, with NTI days beginning again on April 13. For all official updates please continue to visit graysoncountyschools.com.
Gov. Beshear today recommended that all KY school districts extend closure through May 1. Spring Break remains Apr 6 - 10, with NTI days resuming Apr 13. Visit bit.ly/UpdatesGCS for a transcript of Supt. Robinson’s call to families and staff.
Beginning Monday, March 30, all mobile meal bus routes and delivery will continue with no changes. We will discontinue on-site school pick up as we focus on providing the best service to the most families, while also enhancing social distancing for both our children and our staff. Thank you for you continued support and encouragement.
The preschool/kindergarten Registration Kickoff event scheduled for Saturday, March 28,has been cancelled. At this time, registration is tentatively scheduled to be held in elementary schools the week of April 13 - 17. This is subject to change and we will provide updated information in the days ahead.
Due to the weather forecast for this afternoon, Grayson County Schools has cancelled ALL afterschool activities and events, including FRC childcare. If you need to make alternate travel arrangements for your child, please contact their school. School will be dismissed at the regular time.
We have been closely following and monitoring the information and guidance provided by the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), state and local health departments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Find out what we are doing and how we can work together to reduce its spread at bit.ly/GCSCOVID19. We will continue to update the page as new information is available.
Summer learning camps and lots of fun are in store for students from 1st through 10th grades at WKU’s Center for Gifted Studies. Scholarships for Grayson County students are available for some programs. Discover the opportunities open to curious minds this summer at the WKU Center for Gifted Studies at bit.ly/WKUSummer20
Grayson County Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay on Thursday, February 27.
School is cancelled today, February 7th. Have a great weekend!
Congratulations to DECA’s 23 regional competitors, who all qualified for State next month. Finishes include 17 in 1st place, three 2nd place, two 3rd place and one 4th place. See full list at http://bit.ly/RegDECA2020
We’re so grateful for all our incredible school counselors and the connections they make every day with and for our students. Thank you Mona Higdon, Diane Harned, and Shannon Johnston, GCHS; Nancy Sims and Sahale Christian, GCMS; Billie Wieland, Caneyville Elementary; Angie Geary, Clarkson; Ali Clemons, Lawler; and Jennifer Stikeleather, Wilkey.
Connecting for a healthy community. GCMS 8th grader Kaylee Holderman and nurse Michele Vincent manned a booth at last weekend’s Health Fair to spread awareness of vaping. They also demonstrated how to make a tourniquet in an emergency to quickly “Stop the Bleed." Another great example of how #WeAreGCconnectED
Please take the very brief (four questions) FRYSC Public Policy Survey to share your thoughts on FRC impact. www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRYSCKyPublicPolicy2020 The survey closes at 10 am this Fri., Jan. 31. Responses will help guide legislative funding decisions.
The 2020 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan is now available for review and feedback. Visit bit.ly/CDIP2020 for details.
Congratulations to Wilkey 4th grader Raelynn Sweeris, Regional Deaf/Hard of Hearing Spelling Bee winner. Wilkey 1st grader Tamara Maddox also competed, and former regional winner Stephenie Miller assisted with judging. They are shown with with district DHH teacher Jessica Bernard. Great job by all!!
Going national! A statewide presentation on GCMS Transition Day success has earned Tracie Johnston a presenter slot (1 of only 25) at the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference & Expo next Feb. in Portland, OR. Congrats to Mrs. Johnston and to everyone involved in this fantastic program for our 8th graders!
Grayson County Schools is on REGULAR schedule today. There was an earlier report of cancellation by a TV station, which is not the case. Regular schedule for GCS, Wednesday, Nov. 13.
School is cancelled in Grayson County for Tuesday November 12th.
Top 10 finish in Bands of America Super Regional Class AA, competing with 84 bands from 10 states – talk about "Next Level!" Congratulations to the GCHS Marching Cougars in wrapping up an outstanding season with such an impressive finale. A tribute to leadership, teamwork, resilience and plain old hard work – qualities that will serve these students for life.
GCS has been named one of only 12 districts statewide as an education "Bright Spot." See how we received the honor https://bit.ly/2nUVWqB
It's a Signing Day celebration for these Class of ‘19 grads found success with local employers through coops, job shadowing while still in school and earned employment offers as result! Congrats to Charie Meredith, GC Court Clerk, Logan Overby, Elite Welding, Kellie Geary, Leitchfield BP, and Gabrielle McCarty, TLRMC. Thanks to these community partners who opened their doors to provide hands-on education for the win-win. #WeAreGCconnectED
Interested in a STEM career? @gchs_cougars can learn about opportunities with The Gatton Academy and the Craft Academy on Tues., 9/17, 6 - 8 pm ET at the Early College and Career Center (EC3) in E’town. https://bit.ly/2ksZhM6
GCHS Cougar Volleyball will have a familiar face heading the program as former coach Kelli Hall rejoins the team this fall. See full story http://bit.ly/2YaSIj0
The success of GCMS 8th Grade Transition Day has put the school and Curriculum Coordinator Tracie Johnston in the state spotlight. Johnston has been invited to speak at the Kentucky School Counselor Association (KSCA) Conference this fall in Lexington. The annual event gives 8th graders an inside track on future careers and reaching their goals through planning, preparation and focus in both coursework and activities. More at http://bit.ly/2XQZUN1
Catch up on all the Back to School events as we count down to August 7, the first day of a fantastic 2019-20! http://bit.ly/30q4X8Z
Welcome back! Tommy Hodges rejoins the district as the new AEC principal. See details http://bit.ly/31ETGmu
An astounding 100% industry certification pass rate for machining program. Newly certified are, Front Center: Kelly Hibbard; Front Row, L – R: Nolin Logsdon, Richard Robinson, Colton Starcher, Jacob Fisher, Nicholas Douthitt; Back: George Priddy, Christopher Williams, Instructor Michael Critchelow, Jacob Higdon, and Kyler Embry. Shown separately, Tyler Fields.
We’ll be LIVE for Graduation 2019. Use bit.ly/gcslive to catch all the pomp and circumstance of the big day, starting at 1:45 pm. IF you are unable to access the live stream through this link, please visit www.graysoncountyschools.com for updates.
GCHS has received national recognition for excellence in global education from EF High School Exchange Year, the leader in high school student exchange programs. The award is presented to high schools that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness. See details http://bit.ly/2EnJa9i
GCHS students have been hard at work for their community this year, earning the Leitchfield Lions Club Young Leaders in Service Award. The honors, given at 50- and 100-hour levels, were earned by (l - r) AnnaMarie McKinney, Lindsey Mudd, Rebekah VanMetre, Grant Manion, Jacob Smith, Chandler Mudd, Alexis Back.
Congratulations to GHCS DECA on a very successful Nationals experience. Placing in the Top 25% in their Competitive Events were: Maggie Clark, Bailey Collins, Emma Finch, Evan Hayse, Eli Helm, Maranda Henderson, Chase Minton, Thomas Ross, and Sadie Stone, along with the national Top 10 team of Dylan Geary, Abby Hayse, and Josie McStoots. In addition, Tyler Dockery, Madelynn Henning, and Shelby Gary participated in the Thrive Leadership Academy.
GCHS took Top 3 Honors in several categories at the Kentucky National History Day Contest, April 26, at the University of Kentucky. 1st and 2nd place advance to the National History Day finals, June 11 at the University of Maryland. Shown are: Chloe Paddack, 2nd place, Individual Documentary; Autumn Horn and Madison Dudgeon, 2nd, Group Documentary; Braelyn Hayes, 2nd, Individual Website; Chloe Cox and Emma Finch, 2nd, Group Website; Tiffany Clark, 3rd, Research Paper; Amber Horn, 3rd Individual Exhibit; Isaac Depoyster, 2nd, Individual Exhibit; Rhiannon Wilson and Chris Odom, 1st, Group Performance.
In its first year of STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program), GCMS has had two students recognized at the State Level. Isaac Dowell placed 2nd in an Art on Demand Photoshop project, going head-to-head in a timed competition with more than 2 dozen students from around the state. Victoria Lofgren was recognized for her role in the Girls Who Code program and a potential Maker Space concept for GCMS next year. The Lawler Elementary team also earned a berth at State, competing in a Level 2 Project, Quick Recall, Bench Challenge, Newscast, Website Design, Help Desk Support and Photo On-Demand. Congratulations to these students, and the teachers and school leaders who have supported them this year –DeeDee Webb, Stephanie Brey, Samantha McGrew, Yevette Kopp and district CIO Jerrod Graybeal. Look for great things next year as more students take up the STLP challenge, especially those with an eye on tech careers.
Several GCHS students will be spending their summer at prestigious honors programs throughout the state. Payton Abney and Brooklyn Glasscock have been selected to attend the Governor's Scholars Program (GSP), with Taeja Parsons an alternate. Jessica Manion has been accepted into the Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA) at Murray State University. Sophomore Mason Parker was selected by audition for the Governors School for the Arts (GSA).
Top three finishes for these SkillsUSA competitors at State! L – R: In Carpentry Ty Haycraft took 3rd place in Construction Tool ID. Machining student George Priddy placed 1st in Precision Machining Technology, Sandan Paddock took 3rd in CNC Milling Specialist. Amedeus Thacker placed 1st in CNC Milling Specislist, an achievement that will have him Nationals bound this summer.
The inaugural Leadership Grayson County Schools class recently wrapped up an eight-month journey through the district. LGCS piloted last September to give community and business leaders an opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of the school system. From finances to food service, transportation to technology, participants got an up-close overview during monthly “lunch and learn” sessions at the Board office and in schools. The program was designed to build better understanding of district operations, while showcasing school programs and success stories.
Caneyville 5th graders were thrilled to get a firsthand history lesson recently from 2nd District Rep. Brett Guthrie. GCHS Senior Dylan Geary is job shadowing the district’s communications role this trimester. See what he had to say about the visit at his elementary alma mater . . . http://bit.ly/2P1Daas
FCCLA Regionals Feature Firsts, Multiple Successes Congratulations to GCHS FCCLA! Regional competition netted multiple individual and chapter awards, plus Regional and State Officer titles. Details at http://bit.ly/2IcWPn2
Congratulations to GCHS and GCMS HOSA on a very successful trip to State Leadership Conference. Individual and team finishes will have multiple students headed to Nationals this summer. Get the whole story at http://bit.ly/2P1Ipqr
The annual Track & Field Exhibition gives elementary students an introduction to the GCS program and competitive events including the 50-meter dash, javelin, shot put and long jump. It’s free, and all participants get an ice pop to cool off after all that fun! Bring your child out to the GCHS track, Tuesday, April 23, 4:30 pm to explore all that Track & Field has to offer.
Tessa Blain has been selected by the Grayson County Retired Teachers Association as the countywide winner of the 2018-19 "Grandparent of the Year" essay contest, jointly sponsored by AARP Kentucky and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. See full story an all winners http://bit.ly/2UEffQw
GCHS DECA members exemplified the organization’s national theme, “Ready for It,” with outstanding State Conference performances. Nineteen students qualified for Nationals and three will attend the THRIVE academy for emerging leaders. DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) will be held April 27 - 30 in Anaheim, California. See full story http://bit.ly/2ClfxV0
Congratulations to GCHS senior Laney Newton, winner of the Grayson County Detention Center essay scholarship. A BIG thank you to GCDC staff for personally sponsoring this opportunity each year, as well as the herculean effort they give in making Senior Social such a memorable rite of passage. Thanks, also, to all the speakers, community and business partners who helped make it happen!
Grayson County Technology Center SkillsUSA competitors are headed to State, with top three finishes at Regional Conference. In Carpentry events, Raven Secora took 1st place with Ty Haycraft and Derryce Smith placing 3rd in their events. Machining students Sandan Paddack and George Priddy placed 1st and Amedeus Thacker took 2nd place. Levi VanMeter placed 3rd in Automotive and Samuel Vincent 1st in Welding.
Congratulations to GCHS senior Jonathan Nelson, awarded the Kentucky School Boards Association First Generation Scholarship during the KSBA Conference in Louisville, Feb 22 - 23. The $2,500 award is presented annually to one male and one female senior who is the first in their family to attend college. The scholarship is good to any two- or four-year college or university.
The GCMS Transition Day experience, is a fantastic event that helps 8th graders get the inside track on high school life and a variety of careers and paths to reach them. Great event planning and support from professionals in sharing their journeys and tips for success. https://bit.ly/2XcBlLF
GCHS students performed at the Center for the Arts with students from across Kentucky during All-State weekend, the highest honor for a high school musician. Playing with the Orchestra were Jonathan Nelson, Evan Clark (also 9th chair bass), Payton Abney, and Steven Phillips. Devin Coon performed with the All-State Concert Band. Choral performances featured Ella Robinson, Ethan Philips, Austin Clark, Evan Clark, Liam Marshall, Cameron Harris, and Caitlyn Woosley.
Grayson County elementary schools recently competed in District Governors Cup academic team competition, with Clarkson taking first place, and Lawler a close second. Lawler placed first in Quick Recall, and Wilkey second. Clarkson and Lawler again finished one, two respectively in the Future Problem Solving event.Individual medals for Written Assessment were awarded to students districtwide. See all awards https://bit.ly/2DxXVFp
GCHS DECA came away from Regional competition with 18 students placing 1st in their event, and all 30 competitors qualifying for state conference in March. See projects, events and finishes https://bit.ly/2tfzvvw
Grayson County Spelling Bee elementary winners. 4th grade (l-r): 1st, Emelia Thurman; 2nd, Maggie Shepherd, both Wilkey; 3rd, Piper Mangan from Clarkson. 5th grade (l-r): 1st, Jacob Cummings, Caneyville; 2nd, Emma Newman, Wilkey; and 3rd, Jackson Rusher, also Caneyville. Middle School winners: 1st Place, Landon Shiarella; 2nd, Kadie Monin, 3rd Place, Chris Vincent. Landon will represent Grayson County in the statewide KY Derby Festival Spelling Bee this spring.
Due to icy roads, GCS will be closed on Friday, February 1st.
Due to current weather conditions GCS will be cancelled for Thursday, January 31st.
Due to extreme weather conditions forecast GCS will be closed on Wednesday, January 30th.
Congratulations to these GCHS musicians on being selected to the 9/10 All-District Band! Mason VanMeter, Ethan Priddy, Reuben Elmore, Kennadi Walters, Lexi Darst, Shaina Portman, Kristen Decker, Kylie Brown, Liberty Reneer, Sarah Milliner, Abigail Geary, Thomas Day, and Jay Bracket will perform in the All-District Symphonic Band next month. They join Princess Reed, Natasha Ramsey, Rylie Hayes, Alexis Harmon, Devin Coon, Trevor Kincheloe, Jeremiah Embry, and Mason Parker, who were previously selected to perform during separate auditions.
Strong individual and team showings lead the GCMS Academic Team to an overall 1st place finish at District Governor’s Cup. In addition, the team was awarded the Hume Sportsmanship Award, a coveted honor voted on by all participating teams. Future Problem Solvers took 1st place, with Quick Recall placing 3rd. Individual awards for written assessments went to: Colton Glenn, Math, 3rd; Blaine Aubrey, 4th, Science; Landon Shiarella, 2nd, Blain Aubrey, 3rd, and Cole Bryant, 5th in Social Studies; Jordan Grant, 2nd and Madison Stamper, 4th, Language Arts; Audrey Lee, 1st and Cooper Lee, 5th, Arts and Humanities; and Audrey Lee, 1st, Sierra Secora, 3rd, and Mackenzie England, 4th in Composition.
The GCMS Beta Club was well-represented in at the state convention, with 39 members competing. Sixth grader Jake Pohlman finished 3rd in the state in the Handmade Jewelry category, and seventh grader Hollie Hagan finished 4th in Language Arts. Both now have the opportunity to compete at Nationals in Oklahoma City this June. GCMS also finished Top 10 in the state in the Engineering, Service Project Showcase, and Marketing and Communications competitions.
Ms. Tracy Bryant’s Clarkson third graders are super excited about their new Chromebooks, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Dow Chemical. Students use the notebooks daily for many math and science activities, but previously shared with other classes. The grant not only provided Bryant’s students 1:1 access, but freed up funds for additional classroom sets schoolwide. Thanks to Dow for generously supporting innovations in learning!
Grayson County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 22nd.
Grayson County Schools will be cancelled on Wednesday, December 5th.
Grayson County Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay on Wednesday, December 5th.
Grayson County Schools will be closed on Friday November 16th.
Grayson County Schools will be closed on Thursday November 15th.
How will the 2019-20 GCS school calendar look? Take the three-option survey and let us know what you think. https://goo.gl/forms/rqqzcKc9LxtE8zoz2 Final day for responses is Nov. 28.
GCMS and GCHS choral students recently participated in the KMEA 4th District Honors Choir at Campbellsville University. Vocalists learn their selections ahead of the weekend event, then polish before an event-capping performance. Participants list https://bit.ly/2PTq8uE
GCMS 7th grader Colton Glenn recently learned that he will receive state recognition for his ACT test scores. Glenn’s overall score of 21 included a 23 in reading and a 21 in math, meeting or exceeding ACT benchmarks. Colton will be formally recognized on May 23 during a special WKU ceremony in conjunction with the Duke University Talent Identification Program.
GCHS junior Cameron Harris will participate in the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts in Vocal Music. Violinist Austin Clark has been selected as an alternate in Instrumental Music. Selection is highly competitive with more than 1,700 students auditioning for only 256 spots in the program’s nine arts domains.
Congratulations GCHS senior art student Jacob Blair on a winning submission to the KY Association of Counties calendar art competition. Out of hundreds of submissions statewide, his colored pencil and pen landscape was selected for the month of May. In addition to the honor, Jacob received $100, presented by KACo Member Services Representative Jody Ledesma.
GCS will operate on a 2 hour delay today, March 21.
No school today, March 12.
Our next Makeup Day will be Friday, March 16. School will be in session for all students.
Preschool, Kindergarten and Head Start Registration Kickoff is coming up March 24, 9 am - 2 pm at the Board of Education. Free books, face painting and lots of fun! Visit http://bit.ly/1P0fA4n for details
No school today, Feb. 12., due to slick road conditions throughout the county.
Grayson County Schools is on a two-hour delay this morning due to potential road hazards and slick spots. .
Fri., 2/2, is statewide Orange/Blue Day in support of Marshall Co HS. Post your photos/sentiments to @marshallcosch1 with #MarshallStrong.
Makeup days for the recent snow closures will include Feb. 19 and Mar. 16. School will run on a regular schedule for all students and staff.
Road conditions in several parts of the county are still hazardous. No school Friday, Jan. 19. We'll see everyone Monday morning!
Latest road check shows conditions improved, but still hazardous in many areas throughout the county. There will be no school on Thursday, Jan 18.
It's beautiful outside, but road conditions remain hazardous. No school tomorrow, Jan. 17, in Grayson County. Many thanks to everyone working to get us back to normal.
With the current snowfall and anticipation of more to come, Grayson County Schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16.
It's official. Due to the weather outlook, Grayson County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 12. Stay safe everybody!
College Information Night for GCHS seniors/parents will be this Thursday, Jan. 11, 5:30-6:30 pm in the high school library. An ECTC Academic Counselor will present, Q&A on college applications and financing, FAFSA assistance. For more information contact senior counselor Mona Higdon at 270-259-5459.
New immunization requirements go into effect with the 2018-19 school year. The vaccination schedule includes two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine given 6 months apart, so families should plan on an early start in order to be prepared for the upcoming school year. See the full update at https://goo.gl/5FuJzt
Grayson County Schools will be closed today, Jan. 8, due to road conditions. Stay safe.
US Baseball Academy is bringing Spring Training to GCHS in February. The nation’s largest training program provides young players with advanced instruction by some of the area’s best coaches. Advance registration required, deadline extended. Register today! More at graysoncountyschools.com
The 2018 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan (CDIP) is now available for review at graysoncountyschools.com
In a history-making turn, and for the third consecutive year, GCMS will send a Governor to the Statehouse. 8th grader CJ Johnston was elected to the highest office of Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA), a student-run, simulated legislative body held earlier this month in Louisville and Frankfort. She follows in the footsteps of last year’s Governor, Bailey Richardson, and Grayson County’s first elected official, Payton Abney, a GCHS freshman and sophomore respectively.
Hitting all the right notes this week as 17 (yes, 17) GCMS students are selected for All-District Orchestra. Congratulations to (back l – r) Jacob VanMetre, Isaac Hart, Dawson Gorby, Austin Walker, Elliot Horn; (middle) Zoe Coles, Michell Lynch, Kyra Grant, Riley Shartzer, Emma Embry, Bethany Ray; (front) Olivia Sweeny, Branson Evans, Ava St. Clair, Ellie Evans, Grace Henderson and Mia Whitfill. These students will rehearse and perform in concert at WKU Jan. 10-11.
GCHS will be well-represented in the 4th District, All-District Symphonic Band, the top ensemble in the district. Jackson Parker, Alexis Coon, Kaylie Westphal, Jeremiah Embry, Jacob Swift, Noah Gawarecki, and Mason Parker were selected. They and fellow band members Darrenger Huff and Jonah Nolan also qualified to move on to the second round of the Kentucky All-State Band auditions coming up this weekend.
GCMS and GCHS students selected for the American Choral Directors Jr. High All-State Choir performed Nov 4 at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington. Back row: Courtney Higdon, Ella Robinson, Nathan Meredith, Levi Martin, Mattie Clark, Evan Clark; middle: Anna Curd, Brady Stone, Callie Ruth, Travis Wise, Aislynn Williams, Rebecca VanMetre; front: Nailah Phiffer, Kathleen Ricketts, Lily Clemons, Sarah Kiper, Gabe Nunnally. Not pictured, Makenzie Bruner.
It’s time to Meet the Cougars, Friday, Nov. 10, starting at 5 pm. Chili Supper, Silent Auction and Boys/Girls inter-squad scrimmage for just $6, ages 11+ and $3, ages 6-10. Children 5 and under get in free. And, any Jr. Pro basketball player wearing their jersey will be admitted free. Come out and support Cougar Basketball!
Alex Hazelwood recently fiddled his way to a 5th Place finish in the Apprentice Fiddler (11 – 15) category at the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddler’s Convention. The "Granddaddy of Midsouth Fiddlers Conventions," draws more than 15,000 people, with more than 200 musicians participating. Alex is shown with Grayson County orchestra teacher Adam French.
The August 21 solar eclipse will be an extraordinary experience. See what’s in store, check out resources to get ready, and learn how the district is making safety its top priority for this historic event at http://bit.ly/2uFXiIn
Love visiting with our Chamber of Commerce members, especially when they're showing the love for #myGCS. Check out the full photo gallery at https://goo.gl/BKvWnU Today's annual Board of Education sponsored luncheon highlighted many of last year's successes as well as this year's bright promise. Our story is your story. Share it with us - #myGCS.
Our first day of school was a fantastic beginning to this fresh new year. Hats off to everyone who made it such a picture-perfect day.
The focus is on Freshman as GCHS welcomes the Class of '21, tomorrow, July 31, starting at 2 pm. Parent session at 5 pm. Visit graysoncountyschools.com for details.
Congratulations to Shannon Cates, just announced as Clarkson's new principal!
GCMS NEW student registration all grades tomorrow, 7/12, 9 am – 2 pm. https://goo.gl/K2gn9t for requirements, additional info.
It's official - congratulations to new GCMS principal, Gary Parker!
The Clarkson SBDM Council wants your feedback as they prepare to select a new principal. Please share your voice in this important decision by completing a brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W5HMYS3. Responses are requested no later than Tuesday, July 4.
Final day to provide feedback to the GCMS SBDM Council as they prepare to select a new principal. Please share your voice in this important decision by completing a very brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HDPTTWT today.
The GCMS SBDM Council wants your feedback as they prepare to select a new principal. Please share your voice in this important decision by completing a very brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HDPTTWT. Responses are requested no later than Wednesday, June 21.
District Softball/Baseball schedule is out! Softball #1 Grayson vs. #4 Edmonson- Wednesday at 5:30 @ Butler County May 24th #2 Butler vs. #3 Trinity- Wednesday at 5:30 @ Butler County May 24th Championship- Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 @ 6:00- Thursday May 25th @ Butler County Baseball #1 Butler vs. #4 Trinity- Monday at 5:30 @ Edmonson County #2 Grayson vs. #3 Edmonson- Monday at 7:45 @ Edmonson County Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2- Tuesday at 6:00- Tuesday @ 6:00 @ Edmonson County
We want your feedback! Take the GCMS Title I Parent Involvement Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LBQ57CJ
Basketball, soccer and tennis camps coming up this summer. For registration and details visit graysoncountyschools.com
Great day for Band at Solo & Ensemble! 30 distinguished events, 7 state qualifiers GCHS. Record breaking 59 distinguished events for GCMS.
The Meals on the Bus Summer Lunch Tour is coming to an area near you this summer. Watch graysoncountyschools.com for route schedule and open sites schedule. Meals will be FREE to ALL kids 18 and under. Summer Meals Kick-Off Events – Join us for food, fun, and prizes! Caneyville Community Center – Wednesday, May 31, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Leitchfield Fireman’s Park – Friday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Clarkson Fire Department (rear) – Tuesday, June 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Grayson County High School FFA Greenhouse is now open during school hours, 8 am - 2:30 pm, Monday - Friday until May 19, with beautiful hanging plants, flowers and delicious vegetables. The greenhouse is a working learning lab for students and all proceeds from sales go directly back into the horticulture education program.
The GCHS Y-Club joined 2,500 students statewide for WeDay, a movement that celebrates student involvement in service projects. Participants heard about a variety of ventures including Muhammad Ali's mission, which was presented by his daughter. GCHS was in the spotlight with an impact story about its Guatemala orphanage donation to Cougar alum Kristina Newton, who is serving there as a missionary. Students also participated in a compassion walk.
Due to the weather outlook, tonight's Caneyville Elementary presentation of Guys & Dolls has been rescheduled for Monday, April 10, 7 pm.
Grayson County Middle School will once again host Camp Invention, a hands-on adventure for students entering grades K-6, the week of June 26 – 30. A limited number of scholarship openings are available for the discounted rate of only $30. Registration is by phone only this year. Call 1-800-968-4332. See image for details or visit graysoncountyschools.com Quick Links.
Congratulations to GCHS Senior Dayton Blair, selected as a Harlan Scholar at the University of Louisville, guaranteed admission into UofL Law School upon graduation. Story https://goo.gl/oCufIc
Straight distinguished ratings at KMEA district competition for the GCHS band tonight (3/22) and all three middle school bands (6th, 7th, and 8th) yesterday! Incredible effort, incredible results.
Early Enrollment Discount for the 2018 Austria/Germany Spring Break trip expires April 15, 2017. Visit https://goo.gl/vq4Ypp for itinerary and how to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Taking on heart disease (and each other) in the annual Battleball Challenge! GCMS has been the middle school funding champion for the past three years and hopes to keep the streak going as they learn about teamwork, fitness and giving back, all in support of the vital work of the American Heart Association.
Remaining public tickets to Lady Cougars game will be on sale at GCHS tomorrow, Weds. 3/10 from 8 am – 12 noon. Support the team and be part of history!
Thursday's districtwide Area Band Concert has been rescheduled for Mon, 3/13, 6:30 pm at GCHS.
Schools will dismiss at 1 pm Thurs., 3/9, and remain closed through Fri., 3/10, to allow students and staff to support the Lady Cougars in their first trip to State.
GCS will be on a 2 hour delay for Wednesday March 1st.
Preschool/Kindergarten reg. is set for Sat. March 18, 9 am - 2 pm at the Bd of Ed. Lot of fun in store - join us! Details https://goo.gl/sQTXQD
It was a “real world” kind of day as Ashley Johnson’s classes got first-hand financial know-how from Steven Smith, The Cecilian Bank, and Kindra Ewing-Jones, UK Extension Service. Great Q&A session, too. 8th graders will put that knowledge to the test next week as they map out a month-long budget, for a taste of adult life and the financial decisions that go with it.
Congratulations GCHS DECA on a great performance at Regionals! All 28 competitors advance to state, coming up March 5 - 7 in Louisville. The GCHS chapter was also awarded for being the largest chapter in the region. Full story and awards list http://bit.ly/2l4481S
GCHS/GCMS students get a global view from travelers and experts. Cougar grad Courtney Tucker shares her study abroad experiences with Ms. Hicks' classes. Former Harvard Agribusiness Director (and KY native) Mary Shelman talks farming, tech and food supply with ag classes. Full stories at http://bit.ly/2kxpN4t
The Fourth District, All-District Band will feature nine Grayson County students. Auditions for 9th and 10th grade were recently held and Devin Coon, trumpet, Riley Penny, trombone, AJ Napper, baritone, and Misty Ward, horn, were selected for the honor. They will join Ben Jackson, Noah Gawerecki, Darrenger Huff, Jackson Parker, and middle school student Mason Parker who were previously selected for the Fourth District Symphonic Band.
Looking for a job, or know someone who is? We have openings for custodians - full or part-time, even subs. Apply online http://bit.ly/2koJhZM
Prepare your child for success! Our free parent book study starts tonight, 5:15 pm at the Bd of Ed. Details http://bit.ly/2jeRI9y
There will be school on Monday, Feb. 20, to make up the first of our currently two days missed this year.
Lawler Elementary will host a family training on the new Footsteps2Brilliance app on Thursday, January 19, 6 pm. This opportunity is also for parents of young children not yet in school. This App is FREE for any child that lives in Grayson County from birth to school age and is available on any smartphone, tablet or computer. IPads will be available for parents to use but everyone is encouraged to bring their own device.
Eleven GCHS students have been selected to perform in the 2017 WKU Honor Band on the campus of Western Kentucky University. These musicians will perform with students from the tri-state area under the baton of guest conductors from January 26-28th, with a final concert on Saturday afternoon. We are proud of these students for their hard work! L-R front: Jonah Nolan, Noah Yates L-R second: Darrenger Huff, Klayton Felty, Alexis Coon, Faith Hart, Kaylie Westphal L-R third: Jackson Parker, Ben Jackson, Kelsey Carwile, Princess Reed
GCMS will host Major Robert Carter of the Madisonville Police Department and KY Center for School Safety for a special public presentation Wednesday, Jan. 11, 5 pm. It's a don't miss session as Major Carter will be at the school earlier in the day to speak with each grade level about bullying and digital citizenship. Be in the know, along with your children.
No school in Grayson County Friday, Jan. 6 due to weather. Stay safe everyone!
Preparing your child for success - join us for a book study starting Jan. 24. Details/schedule http://bit.ly/2jeRI9y
Grayson County Schools will be closed Thursday, January 5, 2017.
2017-18 School Calendar Survey extended through next Friday, Dec. 23. Visit graysoncountyschools.com to give us your feedback.
We want your feedback for the 2017-18 School Calendar. Visit graysoncountyschools.com to view the proposed options and take the survey. Survey closes Dec. 16, so don't delay!
A few buses are delayed in traffic on US 62 near Big Clifty.
Congratulations to Stephenie Miller who just placed 2nd in the State Deaf and Hard of Hearing Spelling Bee!
WBKO’s Poppy took a field trip to Lawler Elementary this week to recognize students and staff on becoming Distinguished/A School of Distinction. Lawler is now in the running for the Grand Prize Drawing for $2,000 to be used to promote leadership activities and/or ‘Leader in Me’ initiatives and programs. Congratulations, Lions!
GCMS girls basketball GRVC tournament starts Saturday, Dec. 3. at Muhlenberg North Middle School. See full tournament schedule https://goo.gl/6cW7Ac. Good luck, ladies!
Basketball Schedule Change. The JV/V games against Cloverport this Saturday, Dec. 3, have been changed from 3:00/4:30 to a Varsity only game at 6 pm.
Tech team hard at work today getting ALL these Chromebooks ready for for students and new literacy program roll out. https://goo.gl/ZGAvuz
American Choral Directors Jr. High All-State performed in Bowling Green last weekend. Members included Masen Hughes, Jaydne Forsyth, Ella Robinson, Fallon Kassinger, Margalo Stanton, Levi Martin, Rebecca VanMetre, Gabrielle Nunnaly, Jessica Manion, and Caitlyn Woosley. Congrats to all on earning this honor.
Good luck to our GCMS 8th grade boys basketball team as they take on Caverna tonight in their home opener.. Go Cougars!
It's an Orange Out to support our Marching Cougars as they head to state this weekend and also our Football Cougars as they take on Muhlenburg County tonight in their final home game. Kick off is at 7 pm. Co Gougars!
Red Ribbon Week KIck-off and Ribbon Cutting, this Friday, October 21 10:00 a.m. at the Grayson County Judicial Center
GCHS String and Chamber Orchestras in concert Sunday 10/16, 4 pm at GCMS Auditorium
GCHS Orchestra Fall Concert on Sunday, 4 pm in the GCMS auditorium. Both the String and Chamber Orchestras will be performing some exciting music!
Beautiful day for the Twin Lakes Marching Classic, 4:15pm start, 15 bands, $8 adults, $5 kids 12/under, 5/under free!
GCHS Band Leadership Team volunteered yesterday during United Way of Central KY "Give a Day for Hunger," filling bags for the GC Alliance Backpack Program. More at http://bit.ly/2dNt77d
GCHS Athletic Hall of Fame nominations due tomorrow, 10/14. Contact AD Josh Basham 270-259-4078.
Proud of our GCMS/GCHS District Honors Choirs that recently performed at Campbellsville University. Congrats to all!