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Local schools' websites will be officially LIVE at 5PM TODAY! We appreciate your feedback over the past few weeks on how we can continually strengthen our communication to keep you informed and connected.


We look forward to continuing to connect with you in the days and weeks ahead. Visit for a sneak peek & personal tour of our school websites.



Please visit for a return to school update from The Nelson County Schools. More details to come in the week ahead.


Learn more about how our Safe School teams are working together to prepare for your return:


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Learn more about our plans for virtual learning experiences from our Director of Innovation, Kelsey Berryman by clicking here:


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We have enjoyed connecting with your family this past week and have learned so much through our conversations. Hear more from our district and school community members by clicking here:


Visit for more specific details concerning family communication, student learning options & safe school guidelines. 


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Our family mailing will be arriving in mailboxes across Nelson County this weekend. Learn more about our initial plans for the 2020 school year by clicking here


Visit for more specific details concerning family communication, student learning options, and safe school guidelines.



The Nelson County Schools has adopted a revised Safe School Start Calendar for 2020-2021. The revised calendar allows for an additional two weeks of staff training in order to meet the Healthy at School Guidelines from the state of Kentucky. The first day of school for all students is Tuesday, August 25th, 2020. We are excited to welcome you back!  


Expect more information about our return to school and an updated calendar in a district-wide mailing that will be shared this Friday.


Click here for a full link to our calendar.


Click here for our end of year celebration and recap!  


Visit NCSNTIDAYS.COM for more on Summer of NPowerment Resources. 


Thank you for a great year!


Class of 2020 Families & Students, 

We are excited to announce our commencement dates for both Nelson County High School and Thomas Nelson High School. See the “Save the Date” below for details. 

More detailed information will be shared with parents and students regarding time slots for your family through the mail this coming Friday, May 15th and during Cap & Gown Pick-Up on Friday, May 29th. 

We are excited to partner with you during the weeks ahead as we celebrate with you and your family. 


Click here for the NCS weekend update to learn more about the powerful work occurring across our community of schools. 

We are grateful for you!

2019-2020 CALENDAR UPDATE calendar update

Click here to learn about our revised end of the year calendar for The Nelson County Schools. 

For a more detailed calendar please click here.


Happy Friday NC Families, 


Click here  to learn more about a potential timeline for end of the year decision making, Wellness Wednesdays, and how you can connect with us next week at


Please visit NCSNTIDAYS.COM for ongoing updates across the district. 




Happy Friday NC Families, 


Click here to hear more about how our schools are preparing for the week ahead. 


Please visit NCSNTIDAYS.COM to further CARE, CONNECT, & CREATE with our schools as we partner together. 



Greetings Nelson County Schools Families,

We just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU for your partnership with our schools over the past three weeks. To share in our thanks and learn more about the next four weeks click here to watch our 4.3.20 weekend update. 

For additional updates from our schools, food service, and more please visit NCSNTIDAYS.COM


Year long search brings Monnett to Nelson County High School BEN MONNNETT

After nearly a year of searching for a permanent principal of Nelson County High School, Superintendent Wes Bradley announced that the NCHS SBDM unanimously hired Ben Monnett as the permanent principal beginning July 1st, 2020. 


“I am proud of the hard work and patience from the NCHS site based decision making team throughout the nearly year long process. To be honest, I’m not sure we could have found a better fit anywhere in the state of Kentucky. I’m just really excited for the students, teachers, and families in our community. In the end, I think we found the best candidate to lead NCHS. Mr. Monnett was clearly a stand out and brings a good deal of success throughout his life that I expect to fully carry forward in his leadership at NCHS.”


An educator since 2013, Monnett has worked in various roles that have allowed for extensive learning.  “I’m honored and humbled to have been chosen to serve as the next principal at Nelson County High School.  To have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition as NCHS is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  I look forward to joining the students, staff, and community in continuing to build upon this tradition and creating a legacy we can all take pride in.” Monnett added. 


The caretaking and safety of our community through the COVID-19 health crisis is and will continue to be our number one priority. As COVID-19 health concerns emerge across our community we will make necessary changes to protect our employees, students, and families. When important changes occur our goal is to provide timely information. Please take a moment to learn about a change we are making this week to protect our community. 


Please take a few minutes to watch this video for a weekend update regarding extended NTI learning experiences and how we can partner together in the weeks ahead.


Good afternoon NCS Families,

We have created a space online at for families to have access to important information during extended NTI learning. We are grateful for your partnership in the weeks ahead.


Update on COVID-19 School Closures and NCS District priorities for extended distance learning. More information to follow. 







Update on COVID-19 school closing and NCS District priorities for extended distance learning. More information to follow.


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Greetings families & community members,

Please take a moment to review this letter from The Nelson County Schools  regarding our district community response to COVID-19 and the potential for school closings across the state of Kentucky. 

This letter will provide information regarding: 

  1. State health department recommendations for our schools

  2. Potential long-term implementation of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) days

  3. Frequently asked questions and and current responses (backpage)

Read more by clicking here.



NRG at The Academy NRG at The Academy

Shout out to Thomas Sauer! Yesterday we HONORED HIS GIFTS of wit, humor, and community mindedness with our NRG award. We’re grateful for Ms. Denice and Ms. Carla as district CARETAKERs. 


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Operation Purple Cow at TNHS Operation Purple Cow at TNHS

We would like to celebrate all of the community partners that took the time to Engage In Meaningful Conversations with our junior and senior Generals during Operation Purple Cow. What a great experience for our school community and upperclassmen as they continue to Sharpen The Axe in preparation of Future Story Success before graduation. Yes.


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Academics & Athletics at NCHS Academics & Athletics at NCHS

Friday’s pep rally celebrated our recent achievements in academics and athletics. One of those celebrations included Jayren Tonge signing his letter of intent with Kentucky Christian to continue his athletic career! Congrats to all of our amazing students for their accomplishments!


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Artwork at OKH Artwork at OKH

Nora shows off her amazing artwork she completed last week! She is such a hard worker and she consistently shows how much she cares about even the little details in art class by giving her character her brother's blonde eyebrows!


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Fractions at CCES Fractions at CCES

Mrs. Jones’ math class took fractions to the next level through cooking! These fourth grade leaders DOUBLED a recipe this week, and then created those delicious treats in the classroom!


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BES at the Art Gala BES at the Art Gala

Several Bloomfield Elementary School students shared their talents in the All County Arts Gala at Nelson County High School last Friday. The event featured visual art as well as several choirs and bands from schools in the Nelson County area. Participation in the gala was by invitation, so it was quite an honor to be selected! BES is so proud of our artists and choir members for their hard work--we would like to thank them for sharing their talents and representing our school!


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Silly Seussiness Show Silly Seussiness Show

"You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!" -Dr. Seuss

Ngagement FRYSC (Ms. Stacy & Ms. Katrina) kicked off this week with a ton of laughs at Boston School and the Nelson County Early Learning Center! Barry Mitchell presented his seriously funny "Silly Seussiness Show" at both schools. Barry, Sam the Turtle, and Hyena the Laughing Chicken, sparked imaginations on a magical ride of reading, rhyming, and roaring laughter!!


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Student Gifts at the Academy Student Gifts at the Academy

Today we HONOR THE GIFTS of JUSTIN DEMARS. Justin continues to inspire and CREATE as a member of our upper primary community. His CARETAKER - Mr. W says that he continues to OVERCOME ADVERSITY by working through his processes in all that he does. We are proud of Justin and the work he has done. Yes!


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OKH Celebrates Substitute Teachers OKH Celebrates Substitute Teachers

Mrs. Essex's Care n Connect, the Unicorn Squad , prepares sub packages as a huge thank you! We love our Substitutes!


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Coxs Creek Future Problem Solving Team Coxs Creek Future Problem Solving Team

Cox’s Creek is beaming with PRIDE for our Future Problem Solving Team! The CCES FPS Team placed Runner Up at the District Governor’s Cup Competition. Last night, these leaders competed in the Regional Governor’s Cup Competition, making this our 7th year competing at this level. We are ecstatic that these gentlemen are carrying on the tradition of excellence, creativity, and problem solving to make our world a better place!


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BES Academic Team BES Academic Team


We  would like to give a shout out to our Academic Team for their hard work and good season. They competed in the Governor’s Cup on Saturday, February 8. We would like to congratulate Jessa Simpson on her first place finish in written composition and third place for Language Arts written assessment!


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Boston Student Leadership Boston Student Leadership

Amelia is a strong student leader with a heart as big as the world. Her compassionate soul shines through in her heart for giving. She has found her voice and led multiple initiatives in our school and community. Amelia embodies all that is TLC, and the Boston School community is blessed to embrace and enjoy her gifts!


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ELC 100th Day Celebration ELC 100th Day Celebration

The Nelson County Early Learning Center celebrates 100 days of school!

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Scholarships for Seniors Scholarships for Seniors

Calling all SENIORS!

The deadline to apply for more than $400K in scholarships is rapidly approaching!!

Applications MUST be submitted by March 1!

Are you a senior in Nelson County Schools? Know a senior? Know someone who knows a senior?! TAG THEM IN THE COMMENTS below. Don't miss this incredible opportunity!

Apply TODAY:



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ATC Health Science ATC Health Science

Congratulations to the following health science students for passing their Patient Care Technician Certification exam today:
Katie Brown
Maggie Piles
Jaylene Hughes
Addy Watts
Megan Martin
Erin Hall
We are so proud of you!


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Experiments at The Academy Experiments at The Academy

Students engage in The Marshmallow Experiment, exploring this question:Is self control more important than intelligence? When we reflect on our experiences we begin to OVERCOME ADVERSITY, learning and growing from each other.


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TNHS Housewarming TNHS Housewarming

Thank you to all of the House LEADERs, House Stewards, House Parents, and Class of 2024 families that made our Thursday Housewarming event a remarkable one. We can’t wait to see all of you in May for the Care Commitment Ceremony. Yes!


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Students in Mrs. Logsdon's class are using different materials to see how static electricity affects the movement of a soda can. ⚡ BMS is electric! ⚡  


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OKH NCS Banner OKH NCS Banner

Kenton and Gavin show off their hard work on our NCS Banner for the upcoming KSB Conference! So much talent and pride! 


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CCES Community Read CCES Community Read

This morning we celebrated students who completed the scavenger hunt for the Bulldog Community Read! These students visited 15 businesses in our community to answer questions about The World According to Humphrey. YES! 


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Kindergarten students investigated parts of the body in STEM lab. They checked out x-rays to see bones and learned how muscles and different organs work.


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ELC Celebrates Valentine's Day ELC Celebrates Valentine's Day

Some of our kiddos in extended play got creative with their parents for Valentine’s Day! 


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Boston Spotlight Boston Spotlight

Happy Monday Nelson Countians!

Today we want to celebrate our awesome crew at Boston School for giving kids like Colton the tools for a successful future.

Here’s to making learning experiences fun and rewarding! YES.

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NCHS Student Spotlight NCHS Student Spotlight

Today we'd like to celebrate one of our student leaders at the Nelson County Early Learning Center.

We have many talented students in the Nelson County Schools, and one is Erin O’Neill.

Erin works at the Nelson County Schools Early Learning Center. Erin says,, “ I love working at the ELC because I am able to learn something new everyday. The kids are so much fun to work with and there's never a dull moment when I am with them. I love that I have the opportunity to teach kids in this stage of their life because they all want to learn.”

We are so glad to have Erin as a member of our Nelson County Schools team!

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New Haven Mustangs New Haven Mustangs

When you're trying to be serious and take a good team photo in front of the awesome backdrop in the cafeteria but your Cafe Care Leader saw an opportunity... of these things is not like the other... 😉

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The NCHS Principal SBDM selection team has officially started the recruitment process. 

Are you inspired to lead in our Nelson County Schools? Click here and apply today.


NCHS Principal Leadership Opportunity NCHS

Tradition, family, home... these are just a few of the words that resonate within our community about their time at Nelson County High School.  

In the past couple of days the NCHS SBDM Principal selection team has officially started the recruitment and feedback process for the permanent principal position at NCHS. 

We want to invite you to participate by clicking this link, watching the video, and sharing your feedback as we create the future together across The Nelson County Schools.


TNHS Homecoming TNHS Homecoming

Your 2020 Winter Homecoming King and Queen... Bailey Stiles and Colter Koch!! 👑🏀👑

Congratulations to you both!

OKH Principal Spotlight OKH Principal Spotlight

DID YOU HEAR?! Our very own Principal, Ms. Case, was awarded 4th District Outstanding Administrator of the year yesterday morning at KMEA. CONGRATS!

BES 5th Grade Field Trip BES 5th Grade Field Trip

BES fifth graders took a trip to the Nelson County Landfill and the Guthrie Opportunity Center on Monday. Students learned many interesting facts about the landfill, and while the 3 Rs were discussed (reduce, reuse, recycle), they found out that the most important is to REDUCE the amount of garbage we send to the landfill. At the Guthrie Opportunity Center, students were able to see their recycling program and specifically what items can be recycled there. They were then able to also take a tour to see the many opportunities the GO Center provides. What great trip--it was informative and it provided inspiration to be an active citizen in our community!


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Boston School Academic Team Boston Academic Team

Congratulations to the Elementary Academic Team! They competed this weekend in District Governor’s Cup and brought home some medals. The FPS team placed 1st! Members are Bailey, Vivian, Lindsey and Claire. Lindsey also placed 1st in Arts & Humanities and Scott places 4th in Science. Way to go!!


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CCES Community Partnership CCES Community Partnership

During the fall semester our students were busy attending externships around our community and exploring different industries and ideas they wanted to explore further. This semester, our students have invited a community partner with whom they will begin to build learning experiences.

Check out these Bulldog leaders who invited Flaget to be their community partner!


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Nelson County High School Student Leadership Nelson County High School Student Leadership

Today we would like to celebrate Ms. Emily Wright for sharing her gifts as a Nelson County High School CAFE LEADer.

“Working in the Cardinal Cafe has showed me how hard everyone works in the cafeteria. This job has given me the opportunity to build relationships with the NCHS staff and my peers.”

Emily is a great example of how students are sharing their gifts through work based experiences throughout the Nelson County community.


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Dancing at the ELC Dancing at the ELC

Our friends at Nelson County Early Learning Center sure know how to make the most out of a rainy day...

Yesterday Ms. Ashley’s class showed off all of their dance moves since they couldn’t play outside.


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The Academy Spotlight ACADEMY 2.3.20

Yesterday we HONORED THE GIFTS of Randi Jury our Middle School RESTORE CARETAKER. Randi embodies the CARE and energy that makes our school successful. Her students say that she cares for them by being consistent and present and encouraging them to work hard and CREATE a better story for themselves. We are so grateful that Randi is a part of our Academy community. Yes.


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TNHS Speech & Debate Team TNHS 2.3.20

Congratulations to Avery Lynn Walker and Ethan Smith who were runners up (2nd place) at the Louisville Regional Speech tournament this weekend in Duo Interpretation.

Our entire team is looking forward to the state competition in March! Yes!


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BMS Wellness Wednesday BMS 2.3.20

Wellness Wednesday calls for some mindfulness and yoga poses with our very own Mrs. Stiles!

On Monday, students in Mrs. Newton's classes discussed the benefits yoga and mindfulness both in the classroom and in their everyday lives!


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OKH Junior Achievement OKH 2.3.20

This week, members of the Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana visit Ms. Montgomery's math classroom to talk money skills to our Wildcats. So glad we have opportunities like this to allow our students to get real-world Xperiences!


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FHES Celebrates the 100th Day of School FHES 2.3.20

Our Huskies are feeling 100 days smarter today! 


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BES Represented at County-Wide Spelling Bee BES 2.3.20

Bloomfield Elementary School is so proud of Bradyn Coulter for representing our school family at the county-wide spelling bee sponsored by Nelson County Farm Bureau! Thank you, Bradyn, for your hard work and true sportsmanship!


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New Haven Spelling Bee Runner Up NEW HAVEN 2.3.20

Congrats to Anni Downs for placing 2nd in the Farm Bureau Spelling Bee!


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Boston Regional Archery Tournament BOSTON 2.3.20

Our MS Boston Archery Team competed at their regional competition yesterday! They did a great job and represented Boston well. 


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ELC Explores Literacy ELC 2.3.20

What is literacy? To a pre-k student it’s everything. From learning to write their name, to following directions from a friend, to sharing ideas and learning to express thoughts and emotions... literacy is life. Here are a few of our extended play explorers learning the many sides of literacy. ❤️📚✨


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Cox's Creek Spotlight CCES 2.3.20

It might be cold and cloudy outside, but it's always sunny at Cox's Creek Elementary!

Thank you to our Bulldog Cafe Care team for bringing the island vibes to our students this week!



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Academy Student Leader ACADEMY GRAPHIC 1

We HONOR THE GIFTS of TRASHELL GRISHAM - Trashell is a model of CARETAKING. Whether she is working on tutoring younger students in Mrs. Jury’s class or knocking it out of the park to graduate early so she can enter college and the workforce Trashell does it all with a smile on her face. We’re glad she is part of our CARETAKER COMMUNITY. YES.


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TNHS General Goes Global TNHS 1

Our Generals go global! Check out TNHS General, Sarah Vincent, on her trip to Nicaragua! YES.


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NCHS Academic Team NCHS Academic Team

Nelson County High School’s Academic Team won the District competition Saturday, January 25th.

Quick Recall team won all three matches in a dominant fashion. Those placing in the top five will move on in content areas as follows:

Math: John Kellogg 2nd place and Alex Fell 5th place

Science: Alex Fell 4th and Parker Hall 5th

Social Studies: Holden Underwood 2nd and Stone Garcia 5th

Language Arts: 1st place Tori Davis

Arts and Humanities: Stone Garcia 1st and Brelayne Clutts 3rd

Composition: Jaymes Garcia 3rd place

Team coached by Jeannie Underwood and Jamie Roswall


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BMS Educator of Excellence BMS Educator of Excellence

Mrs. Avritt was honored at the BETA State Convention with the John W. Harris Educator of Excellence award. Her outstanding commitment to Beta club growth in all eligible grade levels, event attendance, and service were recognized. She certainly helps our BMS students grow stronger!


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OKHMS Winter Dance OKHMS Winter Dance

❄️These photos were too good not to share. Our Wildcats looked great last night at the Winter Dance! Thanks to our gifted middle school creative media team for capturing these beautiful shots! ❄️


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CCES Spelling Bee Champ CCES Spelling Bee Champ

Our Bulldog Family was so excited to celebrate J.J., our school Spelling Bee winner, this morning! He will continue on to represent Cox’s Creek Elementary at the Nelson County Spelling Bee. We are so proud of your hard work, J.J.!


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BES Spelling Bee Champ BES Spelling Bee Champ

Bloomfield Elementary School would like to congratulate Bradyn Coulter on his big win in the BES Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 21. Although it was very stiff competition, Bradyn prepared well and pulled out the win!! Our runner up was Jack Mitzelfelt. We are so proud of our spellers! Bradyn will go on to represent our school in the county-wide competition at the Nelson County Farm Bureau County Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 30. Good luck, Bradyn!!


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New Haven Beta Convention New Haven Beta Convention

Our Mustang BETA LEADers are having a great time at #BETACON20 with Ms. Burks and Mrs. Raven! 


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Boston MS Girls Lock-In Boston MS Girls Lock-In

The MS girls lock-in was a huge success last night! From a drive in movie, spa time, and ramp roller derby, we think they loved it all!


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ELC Spotlight ELC Spotlight

Students in Ms. Traci and Ms. Ashley’s class are learning about feelings and emotions using the Emotional ABC’s program. Today they learned that music, pictures, and objects can cause different feelings! The students in the afternoon class painted to music. They chose a color that represented how the music made them feel. The goal of the program is to learn about feelings and emotions, recognize them, and handle them appropriately. Developing social emotional skills is one of the major components of becoming a successful student and adult.


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Backpack Program 5k @ NCHS Backpack Program 5k @ NCHS

The 5k will be held on March 14th at Nelson County High School at 8:30 AM. It is $20 to register online and $25 on race day. 

OUR REASON: In Nelson County, 18.6%, or 2,090, children are food insecure. Last year, only 314
of these children were serviced by the Backpack Program. By supporting the Nelson County
BackPack Program, you are providing a supplemental food bag of 13-16 kid-friendly items to hungry
students in Bardstown City and Nelson County Schools. These bags help with food needs over the
weekend and during school breaks. It only costs $120 to feed 1 child for an entire school year.
▪ Awards for TOP 3 FINISHERS in all categories & OVERALL male/female
▪ Early packet pick-up March 12, 3:30-5:00, Nelson County High School lobby
▪ Post-race snacks!
▪ 100% profits donated to Feeding America BackPack Program, helping kids
get nutritious food on weekends.