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District News

Support the NCHS bowling team

Crafts marketplaceThe first Christmas Crafts & More Marketplace to support the NCHS bowling team is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15 from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Nelson County Area Technology Center. 

Bloomfield Children's Chorale qualifies

Bloomfield Children's Chorale qualifies 13 for All-State ChoirThirteen 5th- and 6th-grade singers from the Bloomfield Children's Chorale qualified and particpated in the Kentucky Choral Directors Association's 2018 All-State Choir recently.

Workforce development and learning

ATC student workDistrict focuses on workforce development and work-based learning experiences.

Infinite Campus Apps for your phone

IC phone appsInfinite Campus now has new phone apps for parents and students to use to keep up-to-date.

Student attracts state STLP attention

STLP winnerNPossible board member Damon Jackey visits Lizzie at TNHS to offer her a position with the STLP program -- STLP State Championship Director of LIVE Communications.

Students use Google Meet for STEM

Video chatOKH students discuss biomedical engineering with Dr. Craig Lockhart, Chief of Medical Oncology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

IRON HORSE 5K is Saturday

Iron Horse 5K logoIron Horse Festival 5K Run and Walk is this Saturday, Sept. 8 in New Haven.

PRIDE Bowl and PRIDE Games 2018

PRIDE Bowl and PRIDE Games 2018The 2018 Nelson County PRIDE Bowl and PRIDE Games were held Aug. 24 at NCHS.

Annual NCHS Labor Day 5K/10K set

Labor Day 5K/10KNCHS will present the annual Labor Day 5K/10K at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 3. Follow Read More link for complete information.

Bus to become tiny house at ATC

Bus for tiny houseStudents in Advanced Automotives will soon remove the seats from this school bus destined to become a tiny house.

Boston future LEADers!

Future LEADersFuture LEADers at Boston School have some fun.

Powerful Learning at OKHMS

OKHMS #NCPRIDETwo OKHMS learners ready for the new school year.

#NCPRIDE

#NCPRIDEFOLLOW our FACEBOOK page as we celebrate #NCPRIDE in each and every one of our schools.

Student Leadership at NCHS

Student LeadersStudent Leadership -- YES.

Run for the Kids 5K Saturday, Aug. 18

Run for the Kids 5K logoThe WHAS Crusade for Children 5K is set to be run on Saturday, Aug. 18. Registration deadline is Aug. 3.

Register your children with Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus Portal Info

Online Registration for the 2018-2019

School Year is now available through

your Infinite Campus Parent Portal

account.

Newton to LEAD Thomas Nelson

Newton to lead Thomas NelsonCourtney H. Newton has been named the new principal for Thomas Nelson High School.

CCES fifth-grade promotion

CCES fifth-grade promotion danceCox's Creek Elementary School fifth-graders do the Bulldogs' dance.

Boston School eighth-grade graduation

Boston School eighth-gradersEighth-graders at Boston School sing during their graduation ceremony.

NCHS Ice Cream Social and Field Day

NCHS Ice Cream Social and Field DayNelson County High School students enjoy the sun during a Senior Picnic and Field Day, Wednesday afternoon, May 23.

NCHS undergoes short lockdown

N-LogoJust before 3 p.m. today, Nelson County High School received a social media message that prompted the school to go into lockdown while police investigated. While the message was not a direct threat on the school, the nature of the message forced administrators to place students and staff into lockdown.

Brown honored for interim work

Tom Brown and Wes Bradley Nelson County Schools Superintendent Wes Bradley recently honored Tom Brown for his work as interim superintendent.

Newton named TNHS Interim

Courtney H. NewtonTNHS Assistant Princpal Courtney S. Newton has been appointed interim principal during the search for a new TNHS principal.

NCHS greenhouse open for sales

Greenhouse flowersNelson County High School FFA greenhouse Spring Sales are underway.

Plays set for Saturday, April 28

Salem Witch TrialsBoston Elementary School Drama students rehearse for a Saturday performance of their production of “Salem Witch Trials.” 

Bradley reception is May 7

Wes Bradley  A reception for Wes Bradley is planned for 4:30-6 p.m., Monday, May 7, in the cafeteria at Old Kentucky Home Middle School.

Early dismissal on Friday, April 13

Early Dismissal ArtNelson County Schools will dismiss 2 ½  hours early on Friday, April 13.

Summer Camps at NCATC

Non-traditional KIds Camps FlyerNon-traditional curiosity and innovation camps set for the NC Area Technology Center this summer.

Associate's Degree Meeting Set

ECTC, Nelson County Schools Associate's Degree

Superintendent candidate withdraws

District logoTaylora Schlossar has withdrawn her name from consideration for the superintendent’s position.

NCATC will egg your yard

NCATC fundraiser NCATC student bunnies will egg your yard in a school fundraiser.

Superintendent candidates scheduled

Magnifying glassDates have been set for superintendent candidates to visit the district for tours, interviews, and public receptions.

Four named for interviews

District logoThe board has named four finalists for the Superintendent’s position.

First responders honored

First responders' breakfast NCHS and TNHS honor first responders with a special breakfast.

Easter Bunny Photos March 24

Easter Bunny photos availableThe Easter Bunny will be meeting and greeting and posing for photos at a sensory-friendly Easter Bunny Meet and Greet on March 24 at OKHMS. The event is sponsored by the district special education department.

CCE teachers receive ‘Just Deserts’

Just Deserts Three teachers receive pies in the face for the WHAS Crusade for Children.

NCELC registration set

NCELC registrationNelson County Early Learning Center registration is set for April 27.

20 apply for superintendency

District logoTwenty have applied for the superintendent position.

Stay Connected with Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus invitation Visit or call your child's school to sign-up for this free program.

District changing email provider

G-mailEmail will be unavailable from March 15 through March 19.

Kindergarten registration March 26-30

Kindergarten student2018 kindergarten registration is scheduled for March 26-30.

Nelson County child care update

Student and teacher at childcare centerWatch this video for information about changes in child care for 2018.

Parent Workshops Scheduled

Logos of three participantsWorkshops are scheduled for special-needs families.

JROTC 5K move, walk, run March 17

JROTC 5K info flier           Enjoy a fitness activity and support your community!

Principals talk school safety

   District logo

Make-up days nearing

      School calendar image           This is a reminder about upcoming makeup days.

Administrators selected for KWEL

  Jury and Clark            Tiffanie Clark, director of special education for Nelson County Schools, and Tanya Jury, NCHS principal, are in the first cohort of KWEL.

BES students perform for board

   BES students at board meeting         Bloomfield Elementary School fifth-grade students performed for the Nelson County Board of Education in January.

 

Dickerson to serve on board

    Jeff Dickerson portrait                            The Nelson County Board of Education has a new member.

NCATC names January students

         Area Technology Center logo                  The Nelson County Area Technology Center has named seven Students of the Month for January.

Standing with #MarshallStrong!

    Ribbon supporting Marshall County               Many in the Nelson County Schools supported #MarshallStrong on Feb. 2.

NCHS JROTC cadet earns scholarship

  Portrait of Jacob Lanham               Jacob Lanham has been selected for AFJROTC scholarship.

Schools' energy efficiency honored

         Green energy-saving lightbulb.            Nelson County Schools was recognized, Jan. 23, as one of the top five energy efficient school districts in Kentucky for the 2016-17 school year.

Ten earn Google certifications

          Google Educator logo            Ten new Google Certified Educators for Nelson County Schools were honored for their achievement during the Board of Education meeting, Jan. 24.

Countywide Broadway Revue this weekend

                 Logo for Tonys Beware performances    Two hours of Broadway music will be presented by students from all over Nelson County this weekend.

Friday, Jan. 12, school canceled

      Snowflake         

Nelson County School District has closed all schools for Friday, Jan. 12. Childcare centers will remain open. 

Superintendent applications accepted

           District logoSuperintendent applications being accepted through February 26, 12:00 noon.

New immunization requirements

Portion of immunization status formRecent amendments to the state law regarding immunization schedules required for attending school take effect July 1.

Important message for all parents

Vaccine bottlesNEW immunization requirements will be in effect for the 2018-19 school year.

TNHS hosts band concerts

Thomas Nelson High School Symphonic BandSeveral Nelson County Schools’ bands performed during a concert Dec. 5 in the Thomas Nelson High School Performing Arts Center.

NCHS hosts choral concerts

NCHS Advanced SingersChoirs from Old Kentucky Home Middle School and Nelson County High School performed Dec. 4 in the Nelson County High School auditorium.

Reindeer rehearse for 'Hoedown'

Singing reindeer Singing reindeer were among the numerous actors in the Boston School third- through fifth-grade performance of Santa’s Holiday Hoedown.

Vacant Board of Education Seat

             District logo           Applications to be taken for appointment to the Nelson County Board of Education.

Avoid common financial aid mistakes

Logo Many students spend more for college than they should by making some common mistakes.

Use of NTI/Best Days 2017-2018

Parent Guide to Google ClassroomThe district will be using non-traditional instructional days (NTI/Best Days) to make up some days missed because of inclement weather.

‘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.

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.

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. 

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.

Five selected as screeners

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

Parent Representative vote Aug. 29

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

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.

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.

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.

District schools closed for eclipse

Solar Eclipse

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

First Day of 2017-2018 for NCHS

Algebra on the first day

NCHS freshman Jack Metcalf in his Algebra I class.

Brown greets classified staff

Brown greets classified staff

Interim Superintendent Tom Brown talks to classified staff members.

Awaiting a bus ride

Waiting for the bus

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NCHS welcomes freshman students

NCHS welcomes new students

All district schools held open houses, meet and greet sessions or orientation events before the official open of school on Aug. 10.

Rouse is new Horizons principal

Horizons Academy principal Scott Rouse

Although Scott Rouse loves a good challenge, the new principal for Horizons Academy can see a firm foundation for success already in place.