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‘Harvey’ opens tonight at TNHS

A scene from the play HarveyThe Thomas Nelson Drama Company will perform Harvey by Mary Chase Friday (Nov. 17) and Saturday (Nov. 18) in the TNHS Performing Arts Center.

‘Cardinal Follies’ at NCHS

Don't Rain on My Parade“Cardinal Follies” will be presented in the Nelson County High School auditorium this weekend, Nov. 17-19.

Board to hold community forum

Owen Saylor photoKentucky Association of School Administrators Director of Program Development Owens Saylor speaks to district staff about the superintendent search process, which will include a community forum and survey.

Community Survey for Superintendent

Survey graphic Parents, staff, students, and community members are invited to share their thoughts about characteristics needed in a new superintendent.

Veterans honored at high schools

Veterans Day observanceAir Force Junior ROTC cadets participated in Veterans Day observances at both NCHS and TNHS.

NHS play ‘Café Murder’ at TNHS

Scene from New Haven playCafé Murder runs Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11 at 7 p.m. in the TNHS auditorium.

Boston presents 'Sleepy Hollow'

A scene for Boston playThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow runs Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Thomas Nelson High School auditorium.

High school English teacher needed

English teacher wantedThe district is seeking a high school English teacher. Apply online.

Superintendent search proceeds

KASA searchSuperintendent search will keep the board of education busy.

Students and their credit scores

KHEAA logoStudents should be familiar with credit scores, according to the KHEAA.

Schools join to help fight cancer

Pennies for Patients photoNew Haven and Boston Schools and Nelson County Early Learning Center are sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

NCHS ‘Op-Prep’ showcases careers

Sophomores meet industry repsNelson County High students participated in Operation Preparation on Oct. 19.

Visiting chef shares food/recipe tips

Visiting chefChef Mike Jones (center) shares the secrets for making delicious fish tacos with the cafeteria staff at Thomas Nelson High School.

Bus drivers/mechanics needed

District needs drivers and mechanicsThe Nelson County Schools is seeking bus drivers and mechanics.

District in need of substitute teachers

          Substitute teachers needed logo

The Nelson County Schools district is in need of more substitute teachers.

Exercising ‘Flower Power’

Horizons landscaping team at work A flower and a praying mantis become part of a Horizons Academy landscaping team.

GSP Informational Meeting

Governor's Scholar Program Logo

Dr. Aristofanes Cedeno, GSP Executive Director and Academic Dean, shares his knowledge of the GSP application process while at NCHS. 

Parents/Guardians technology survey

Parents and guardians need to take this technology survey.Select the school(s) your child attends and complete the technology survey.

Financial aid words you need to know

KHEAA logoFuture college students need to understand some common financial aid terms.

FFA Autumn Fest set for Oct. 14, 21

FFA Fall Fest harvesters

FFA members gather gourds behind Thomas Nelson High School in preparation for Fall Fest.

TNHS SOC addresses school board

TNHS student organization council

Thomas Nelson High School Student Organization Council members address and deliver a slide presentation for the Nelson County Board of Education.

TNHS hosts regional college fair

Booth at the regional college fair

The Bardstown/Nelson County College Fair was held Sept. 14 at Thomas Nelson High School.

NCHS ‘earnings’ for AP testing success

NCHS ‘earnings’ for AP testing success

Fifty-four NCHS students earned a 3 or above on this spring's Advanced Placement exams.

ELC students get creative on ‘Dot Day’

Celebrating Internatiional Dot Day

Students at the Nelson County Early Learning Center celebrated International Dot Day.

ATC September Students of the Month

Students of the month at ATC

The Nelson County Area Technology Center has announced its Students of the Month for September.

Math teacher needed at BMS

Math Teacher needed at Bloomfield Middle School

To apply for this position and to see other openings, follow this link.

School Nurses Wanted (4 RNs)

School Nurses Wanted (4 RNs)Nelson County Schools is seeking to hire four RNs to serve as school nurses.

Bardstown/Nelson County College Fair

College Fair graphic 1All area juniors and seniors are invited to the Bardstown/Nelson County College Fair on Sept. 14.

Seniors fill out the FAFSA by Oct. 1

FAFSA reminder graphicStudents entering college or technical school in fall 2018 should submit their financial forms as soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2017.

Hall of Fame seeks nominees

Hall of Fame graphic imageNelson County High School is now taking nominations for its 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame.

District schools closed for eclipse

Solar Eclipse

Schools will be closed on Monday, Aug. 21. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Five selected as screeners

Teacher votes for representativeFive members of the Superintendent Screening Committee have been selected.

Labor Day 5K/10K Run/Walk at NCHS

Labor Day 5K/10K Run/Walk Poster
On Labor Day, Sept. 4, at 8 a.m. join a family-friendly 5K run/walk at NCHS.

Parent Representative vote Aug. 29

Parent vote
The district is moving forward with the parent nomination process for the Superintendent Screening Committee. 

ATC programs receive MCAKY boost

Award check presented to the NCATC
MCAKY has presented the Area Technology Center with $5,000 to enhance welding and HVAC instruction.

And they’re off for the popsicles

At the start of the race photo
Racers begin the Popsicle races on Aug. 16 at Thomas Nelson High School.

 

Students named Jeff Green Scholars

KHEEA logo

Twenty-six area students have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars.

Getting down to business at OKHMS

Students write on the first day of school

Students begin a writing assignment at Old Kentucky Home Middle School on the first day of school.

First Day of 2017-2018 for NCHS

Algebra on the first day

NCHS freshman Jack Metcalf in his Algebra I class.

Awaiting a bus ride

Waiting for the bus

The morning sun highlights Nelson County students returning to school, Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Popsicle race series begins Aug. 16

Popsicle Races return for six weeks

TNHS and NCHS cross-country teams invite students, grades kindergarten through 8, to the 9th annual Popsicle Races.

5K Run/Walk for the Kids Aug. 26

WHAS Crusade fundraiser promo photoJoin the “Run/Walk for the Kids” Aug. 26, 2017, at Bernheim Forest.

Brown greets TNHS staff

Brown greets TNHS staff

Interim Superintendent Tom Brown talks to TNHS staff members. He visited every district school on Aug. 8.

Brown greets classified staff

Brown greets classified staff

Interim Superintendent Tom Brown talks to classified staff members.

NCHS welcomes 2017-2018 pupils

Nelson County High School Open HouseNelson County High School held its 2017-2018 Open House on Aug. 2.

‘Wildcat Launch’ preps kids for OKHMS

Wildcat Launch participantsOld Kentucky Home Middle School’s “Wildcat Launch” introduced sixth-graders to middle school life.

Getting reacquainted at Open House

Getting reacquainted at Open House

Nicole Bowling, center, with son Charles, discusses class information with Boston fourth- and fifth-grade teacher Shay Lancaster during Open House.

Brown named acting superintendent

Tom Brown, acting superintendent

Tom Brown of Danville has been named acting superintendent for the Nelson County Schools system, effective Aug. 1.

Award goes to Readiness Program

NSPRA

The Nelson County Schools World Readiness Program has earned coast-to-coast recognition from the National School Public Relations Association.

Haley Victery to lead Cox’s Creek

Haley Victery after beings named CCES principal. Haley Gootee Victery has been selected to lead Cox’s Creek Elementary School into the new school year.

Robin Handloser to lead OKHMS

Robin Handloser Robin Handloser has been selected as the next principal at Old Kentucky Home Middle School.

Maintenance, facility directors meet

Area maintenance workersArea maintenance workers recently met at Old Kentucky Home Middle School.

Summer school at Horizons Academy

Horizon's summer schoolNCHS teacher Katherine Kirzinger works with Keidren Ellery on a lesson during summer school at Horizons Academy.

Jury selected to lead NCHS

Tanya Jury“I’m very excited and humbled to be named principal of Nelson County High School."

Artists honored for visual arts calendar

Art Calendar ArtistsArtists for the districtwide visual arts calendar are honored.

Nine TNHS juniors accepted to GSP

TNHS Governor's ScholarsNine from TNHS are accepted for GSP.

Two NCHS students going to GSP

NCHS GSP attendeesJoseph Miles Newton and Caitlin Fox will represent NCHS at GSP this summer.

April's ‘Expect the Best’ winners

April ETB winners
April's "Expect the Best" achievement award winners pose for a photo.

CIO position ‘in transition’

Jesse Morgan and David Coffing photo

With his announced retirement July 1, Nelson County Schools Chief Information Officer (CIO) David Coffing (right) will pass the CIO baton to Technology Director Jesse Morgan (left).

Board member joins KSBA directors

Board member Diane Berry

Nelson County Board of Education member Diane Berry has been elected to the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) Board of Directors as a Director at Large.

Playing with ‘joy’ at Boston School

"Ode to Joy"

Various art forms were on view at the Boston Arts Showcase.

SkillsUSA winners earn trip to state

2017 SkillsUSA state qualifers

Seven SkillsUSA members from Nelson County Area Technology Center qualified for state competition in early March.

Scientific creativity bubbles in Boston

Boston Science Fair

The Boston Science Fair had 86 projects and 106 participants this year.

Leadership Lab continues growth

Leadership Lab in second year

After a successful launch this year, the Nelson County Schools Leadership Lab program is already gearing up for the 2017-18 school year.

A drive to serve

Nelson County Schools bus driver Jewel Brock cleans his windshield following his morning bus route.

The Nelson County Schools bus system includes 75 buses that cover 64 routes and drive close to a million miles each year to serve the school system’s nearly 5,000 students.

NCHS to face Murray in Sweet 16

Lady Cardinals -- the regional champions

The Nelson County High School Lady Cardinals basketball team defeated the Elizabethtown High School Panthers on March 4, 69-56. 

January's ‘Expect the Best’ winners

January Expect the Best Winners

Nelson County Schools Superintendent Anthony Orr and the Nelson County Board of Education presented the January Expect the Best achievement awards on Jan. 17.

Boston School students perform for board

January school board performers

Four Boston School students performed musical selections for the Nelson County Board of Education during its regular monthly meeting, Jan. 17.

CCES students dance to Timbuktu

Arts grant at CCES

Louisville dance instructor Deborah Denenfield conducted a week-long residency at Cox’s Creek Elementary School recently.

OKHMS eighth-grader wins local Spelling Bee

County Spelling Bee winner

Lydia Newton, an Old Kentucky Home Middle School eighth-grader, earned first place in the annual Nelson County Farm Bureau Spelling Bee Feb. 2 at the Nelson County Civic Center. Jagger Stone, a Cox’s Creek Elementary School fifth-grader, earned third place in the annual bee.

Board members bring critical skills

Board members sworn in

Attorney Terry Geoghegan, right, administers the oath of office for Nelson County Board of Education members elected last fall.