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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... 😉

We ❤️ NC.


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.


Leadership at The Academy Leadership at The Academy

Our High School students NURTURED POSITIVITY by putting together an obstacle course for our Elementary students to help encourage them to not give up when things get tough. Yes.


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Thomas Nelson Student Leadership Thomas Nelson Student Leadership

A Purple Cow shoutout to our LEADER Award winners for semester two. These students were recognized by the LEADERs in their houses as best exemplifying one of our six LEADER values for the quarter. Thank you for ENERGIZING our school community. Yes!


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Nelson County High School FFA NCHS FFA

Our FFA chapter is celebrating 50 years this school year which makes it one of the oldest and strongest chapters in the State! We are happy to see them enjoying their time at the KY Cattleman’s Association Convention! Good luck in your competitions!!!


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BMS Student Leadership BMS Student Leadership

The BMS House Governor's brought smiles and laughs when they paraded Mrs. Strunk with compliments on Monday morning! We are proud of our student leadership for thinking of new ways to care for one another.


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OKH Beta Club OKH Beta Club

“We are so fortunate to have a school system that is willing to make opportunities like this happen. Thank you Brooklyn for all of your help and guidance. Best of luck to all of our NCS Beta Clubs next week!”


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Cox's Creek Student Leadership Cox's Creek Student Leadership

Student Leadership is alive at Cox’s Creek Elementary! It warms our hearts to see our fifth grade leaders sharing the love of story and literacy with our youngest Bulldogs. Thank you, Mrs. Taylor’s Class and Mrs. Kelsey’s class for this amazing collaboration


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BES Book Towers BES Book Towers

BES third graders have been working on book towers in reading with Mrs. Carrico. Each time students finish reading a book, they write a summary of it and turn it in to be graded. If their summary is free of errors, they fill out a book tower form which includes the title and genre, as well as a rating assigned by the student. When students complete four book tower forms, they get to eat lunch with Mrs. Carrico and two friends! Students really like book towers because they get rewarded for reading, they enjoy the feeling of accomplishment, and they love spending time with their teacher and friends eating lunch!!


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New Haven Winter Wonderland New Haven Winter Wonderland

Our Mustangs enjoyed reading and playing at the Winter Wonderland Literacy and Math event last night! Olaf and Elsa was a huge hit thanks to our awesome FRYSC team! 


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Boston Spotlight Boston Spotlight

The Future City Teams competed well today and came home with an award. Bostonia, the city that was created by the students in the top picture, won the Healthy Oldham County Coalition Award for keeping their city healthy and incorporating how to help folks with substance abuse. Congratulations to these students and Ms. Tucker! 


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ELC Community Care ELC Community Care

Care; helping those around us.

Please help us stock our new food pantry created by our NC ATC. Located in the back parking lot.
We would appreciate non parishable food or health products such as deodorant, soap, toothpaste, etc.

Thank you!!


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The Academy Spotlight The Academy Spotlight

We REIMAGINE POSSIBILITIES as we celebrate students transitioning to their next phase in life. We heart The Academy! 


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TNHS Lincoln Youth Salute TNHS Lincon Trail Youth Salute


Lincoln Trail Youth Salute is a national program that recognizes and encourages youth leadership. Please join us in celebrating these Generals who were selected for this reputable program for their willingness to LEAD within our local community and beyond: Jenna Minter, Emma Settles, Payton League, Grant Amshoff, Kyra Mills, Sarah Vincent, Stone Boone and Brooklyn Roller. The COURAGE and DISCIPLINE each of you exhibit is truly PURPLE COW. YES.


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BMS Alumni Recognition BMS Alumni Recognition

BMS celebrated some great student athletes today! We recognized our football team that brought home the Division Championship and two BMS Alumni who had scored over 1000 points in basketball during their time with us.


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OKH LEADer Feature OKH LEADer Feature

For our LEADer Feature this week, we would like to recognize one of our Wildcat Rockstars, Mrs. Ballard!

"Having been at Old Kentucky Home Middle School since 2015, I bring a variety of interests and experiences to a position I thoroughly enjoy. After graduating from Butler Traditional High School in Louisville in 2001, I attended Spalding University on a track and cross country scholarship. Following a restructuring of the athletic program there, I transferred to the University of Louisville where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Health and Performance in 2006, followed by a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2007. I taught physical education and health for the Archdiocese of Louisville for eight years at Notre Dame Academy in Louisville and St. Gregory School in Nelson County. After completing a Master of Education in Special Education LBD, also from U of L, I accepted my current position with Nelson County Schools. My husband, Bart, and I are the parents of two boys, Kevin and Bart. And I continue to run whenever I can and enjoy competing in 5 K and charity events. "
-Mrs. Ballard


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BES Spotlight BES Spotlight

Mrs. DeWitt and Mrs. Wimpsett took their second grade classes on a field trip to Kroger and Fresh in Bardstown this week. Students are learning about running a business as part of their project-based learning, and the trip’s focus was marketing. Students learned about the use of language and color in advertisements, as well as characters to promote products. Store managers also discussed product placement and customer experience, but both stores emphasized word-of-mouth as their best advertisement! A big thanks to both stores for hosting our students!!


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Boston Spotlight Boston Spotlight

Another Archery Tournament is in the books. Thank you to everyone that helped, volunteered, participated, etc. We couldn’t do it without you! Also thank you to our community sponsors. We appreciate you all and all you do for Boston School!

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CCES Community Reading CCES Community Reading

Students everywhere can be found reading “The World According to Humphrey”! We would like to give gratitude to all of our amazing community members for partnering with us!


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FHES Spotlight FHES Spotlight


As we kick off this first week of school in the new year, it's only fitting to talk about why our kiddos love going to school!

Meet Brylee. Brylee is a first grader at Foster Heights Elementary and she loves being a HUSKY!

Way to go, Brylee! We love that you love school at Foster Heights Elementary.

Are you new to the community? Might have a kiddo attending FHES in the upcoming school year? Come out and meet a few of these awesome leaders at FHES Winterfest. 


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The Academy Graduates The Academy Graduates

Today we NURTURED POSITIVITY and celebrated the GRADUATION of these 5 students from THE ACADEMY. They have worked hard and accomplished their goals! We wish them the best as they pursue their dreams in College, Workforce, and Military. Congratulations to our December 2019 graduates! YES.


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NCHS Student Spotlight


While many students are relishing the last day of winter break, and there is nothing wrong with that, Cody Arnold has been working on the Jumbotron update all day. Cody and his team put together a vision and plan for maximizing our Jumbotron. He has quoted and ordered a new operating system that will upgrade our resolution from 480p to 1080p! It will also give us the ability to do instant replays and allows for streaming for up to 4 more devices. Cody is working on securing two big screen TVs to mount in the Legacy Lane where the concession stand is so that if someone decides to go and grab themselves one of our delicious pork chop sandwiches they won’t miss a minute of the game!!!!! Thank you Cody for your dedication and LEADership. YES!


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TNHS Student Spotlight TNHS Student Spotlight

Check out the heavy-duty trailer ramp that Kolton Armstrong fabricated while co-oping at TNT Erectors in Shepherdsville KY. This is what Kolton had to say about his current Welding Co-op experience -“The experiences I have been through has helped me grow so much as an individual. Kevin Bowling is the head welding guy at TNT Erectors who has helped my progress so much.” YES! 


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BMS History in the Making! BMS Spotlight

History in the Making! BMS students and teachers started our new House system this year and last week students voted to elect a Governor to represent each House. Serving the Muir, Davis, and Merrifield Houses respectively are RJ Kissell, Joey Goff, and Hunter Allison. Yesterday they met with Thomas Nelson HS alumni, Elizabeth Marksbury, who shared her experience in Care and Connect and how it helped her bond with peers, teachers and school which led her to Sullivan University. Thank you Elizabeth! #bmsSTRONG!


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OKH Care & Connect OKH Care & Connect

Check out these goofy pictures from a few of our OKH Care and ConneX #WildcatFamily


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Foster Heights Spotlight FH SPOTLIGHT

Welcome back to school today, FH Huskies! We have missed you!


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BES Field Trip BES Field Trip

A group of third and fourth grade BES students recently visited Flaget Memorial Hospital to learn about the services offered and career opportunities there. Students toured different types of rooms depending on care needed, the emergency department, the radiology department, the lab, and the cancer center. The trip sparked lots of discussion about possible careers in the medical field!


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Boston Christmas Lunch Boston Christmas Lunch

Before break, Boston Schools held a Christmas Lunch for students and the community!


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Welcome Back NC Schools! Welcome Back

Walkin' into 2020 like...


We look forward to welcoming back our 4,699 students tomorrow as we continue to create the future together in the second half of the school year in The Nelson County Schools.

See ya tomorrow. 🙌🏽

We ❤️ NC.

ATC Spotlight ATC Spotlight

Today we took 45 of our HOSA members to Sullivan University in Lexington for a health career fair. Our students learned how to pack wounds, stop bleeding, tested their blood type and much more!


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The Academy NRG Award NRG Award Winner

We celebrate and HONOR THE GIFTS of Damien Norman. Damien is a cafeteria CARETAKER and is a model of CARE for our community. His heart and humor continue to inspire our school. CARETAKERS. YES.


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THNS Spotlight TNHS House Parents

Special gratitude goes out to our HOUSE Parents for showing our LEADERs extra CARE this past week. Each day you brought joy to the hearts of our LEADERs. YES.


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OKH Float OKH Spotlight

BIG thanks again to The Stephen Foster Story for being so kind to partner with our OKHMS by donating costumes and props for our Wildcats to borrow. They looked great and had so much fun on the float during the Christmas Parade last week! We are lucky to have such a supportive community here in Nelson County.


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Foster Heights Spotlight FHES Spotlight

Today’s Staff Spotlight is Michael Jones. Mr. Jones is a 3rd Grade Teacher at Foster Heights. His team says, “he is hilarious, he develops great relationships with all kids, he is big hearted, and honest. Michael shows care to our students by creating lasting relationships. Michael creates authentic learning opportunities within his math stations. Michael is a great team member and always has your back. We are very lucky to have him on the third grade team.” We are so lucky to have you in our Husky family, Michael! 💚🐾💙


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Lady Bulldog Leaders Lady Bulldog Leaders

Today our Lady Bulldog Basketball Leaders celebrated a successful basketball season by experiencing a UK Women’s Basketball game together at Rupp Arena. Congratulations to our teams on making it to the championship game. Thank you to our Student Leadership Director, Derek Fauth, for creating this experience for our students!


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BES Spotlight BES Spotlight

Happy Wednesday, Patriot families!! Cambron wrapped up his service project, Make it Happen with Cam, this week. With the help of many families, Cambron collected over 200 new toys and created two gaming carts all to donate to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville. One person, with community backing, really can make a difference!! We have a special message from Cambron: “Thank you so much for helping me make it happen! Your donations are going to make a lot of kids smile at Norton Children’s Hospital. I could not have done this without the help of everyone!”

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Mighty Mustangs Win Mighty Mustangs Win

Congratulations to our 3rd & 4th grade Mighty Mustangs on their Championship win! Way to go girls! 🏀


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Boston Visits Active Day Boston visits Active Day

This was such an amazing trip for our Student Backpack Leaders! Thank you to Bardstown Active Day for allowing us to come and make new friendships. Everyone is so excited to get back together and continue these friendships.


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ELC NRG Award NRG Award Winner

The Nelson County Early Learning Center would like to congratulate Eddie for being this week's NRG Award winner! 


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NCHS Spotlight NCHS Spotlight

Hey there, let's talk.

All students have the need to develop coping mechanisms to deal with situations that arise throughout their development.

Group counseling is a great way to provide students with effective coping mechanisms in a safe, confidential and supportive space.

Nelson County High School’s Counseling & Care leaders facilitate groups throughout the day at NCHS and we are so proud of their commitment and dedication to providing care for the whole child.

We ❤️ NC.

ELC Float Winner ELC

Congrats to the NC Early Learning Center for being the float winner of the 2019 Winter Pride Games! 


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New Haven Schools Christmas Float New Haven Schools

Our #MightyMustangs are dreaming of a Hogwarts Christmas!


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Bloomfield Christmas Parade Bloomfield Parade

Happy Monday, Bloomfield family! We have a special message about the Christmas Parade from our principal, Ms. Stephanie Smith: "We would like to thank our Bloomfield Community and family members for making our community great! It was awesome to see the support and love for one another Saturday evening. Thank you for your continued love and support for our community and our kiddos! We couldn’t do this without you! I ❤️ BES!"


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Cox's Creek Spotlight Cox's Creek

Mrs. Kelsey’s kindergarten class had a holly jolly time with their Holiday-themed STEM activities this week! These smiles light up our holiday season!


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FHES Spotlight FHES Spotlight

Ms. Kitty Steven’s class at Foster Heights Elementary School are utilizing cooking skills to tap into student passions. Learning that focuses on comprehension, multistep directions, and fine motor skills...YES.

Thank you to these #NPossible leaders for always being eager to feed their friends and community!

We ❤️ NC.

OKH Spotlight OKH Spotlight

Mrs. Essex’s Social Studies class took advantage of the day that our internet was down by playing escape room! Lots of fun and learning went down as students problem solved in order to make it out!

LEADer Preparation + Memorable Xperiences = lots of CARE by our fantastic OKH LEADers and from our Wildcats!

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BMS Culminating Event Night BMS

Want to see the coding skills we've learned in STLP class? Come to Culminating Event Night on Friday, December 13th!


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Community Outreach Salvation Army Volunteers

Our NCHS Cardinal & TNHS General are having a little competition to see who can raise the most money for our community!


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The Academy Spotlight Academy Spotlight

Happy Sunday Nelson Countians! This week we want to introduce you to one of our new Academy Caretakers this year, Sara Thornsberry. Sara has the biggest heart and does a great job caring for our students at the Academy. We appreciate her dedication & leadership and would like to officially welcome her to The Nelson County community.

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ATC Engineering ATC Engineering

Today our engineering class learned about the University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering. Thank you to the director of recruitment, Tony Jackson, from UK for talking with our students!


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New Haven School Throwback NHS Throwback

Throwback to the first week of school at New Haven! Can you believe this semester is almost over? We want to wish all of our kids the best of luck in finishing out these last few weeks before break. Happy holidays everyone! 


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ELC Partnership ELC Partnership

We have so much to be thankful for this season! Today... Lowe's came to begin our new outdoor space! Thank you Lowe's!!


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College Bound Spotlight TNHS Spotlight

Congratulations to Kailee Miller for her acceptance to WKU! I have known Kailee since she was a small child and it gives me great joy to see all her hard work pay off. Kailee will graduate with forty-eight college credits. She is a valued CAREtaker and LEADER within the TNHS Community. She is also currently employed at KMS Lawn Service and Save-A-Lot through her experience-based work.


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NCHS Legacy NCHS Legacy

Nelson County seniors Ethan Hagan, Evelyn Clan, and Anna Maxwell explore different college opportunities as their time in high school is coming to a close. Senior Evelyn Clan says "It's exciting, seeing all of the different career avenues out there." Evelyn co-ops at the Nelson County Early Learning Center, planning to pursue a major in child psychology in the coming years. #NCHSLegacy #CardsCan


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BMS Choir Concert BMS Choir Concert

Bloomfield Middle School Choir is hosting a Choir Concert on Thursday December 12th. This event is being help at Bloomfield Baptist Church and it starts at 6:30 PM. We hope to see you there!

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OKH Feast of Thanks OKH Feast of Thanks

Friday, OKH gathered in our Care and Connects to celebrate our annual Feast of Thanks. It was a great time for fun, food and bonding as a Wildcat family ❤️

Foster Heights Spotlight Foster Heights Spotlight

Congratulations to Caleb Burkhead from Ms. Mayer's first grade class, last week's NRG award winner.
Caleb is a joy to get to work with every single day. He comes to school excited and ready dive into whatever we are doing that day with a positive attitude. Even when things get a little tough for him, he still tries his best. Often times I notice Caleb going and making friends with people who have no one to play with, helping to clean up messes that he didn't make, and cheering up a friend if they have been hurt or are having a bad day. Caleb is an amazing leader and role model to the rest of his classmates.
Congrats, Caleb!


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Cox's Creek Hoedown CCES Hoedown

Check out these pictures from our PTO Sweetheart Hoedown! Our students and families had a wonderful time on Friday at this event. Thanks to all who attended.


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BES Battle of the Classes BES Battle of the Classes

Bloomfield Elementary School hosted its first annual Battle of the Classes Basketball Night this past Friday. Each grade level provided cheerleaders and two teams to play each other, and a couple games that ended in a tie were decided in a teacher shoot-off! Students, staff, families, and friends enjoyed a night of good sportsmanship and good times!! We can’t wait until next year!


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Boston School Partnership Pizza Hut Partnership

Pizza Hut in Bardstown has graciously adopted Boston School in their fundraising this year. Please check out this post below with the raffles they are having and show them some patronage! We are so blessed that they reached out to us to partner on this project to raise money for classroom libraries and literacy.


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New Traditions at The Academy Feat of Thanks at The Academy

Our staff and students are creating powerful traditions at The Academy NC as they shared gratitude at their first annual Feast of Thanks.

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ATC Spotlight ATC Spotlight

Congratulations to our NRGizing the World recipient Maggie Piles. Maggie is a leader in our health science program. She is an excellent student who always strives to do her best. Maggie is always willing to go the extra mile in her class as well as our student organization. Maggie is currently our HOSA treasurer. She is responsible in this position and she is a great role model for younger students in the health science program. Great job Maggie!


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The Academy NRG Award The Academy NRG Award

Today we celebrate and HONOR OUR GIFTs with our NRG award winner - Morgan Thornsberry. Morgan has worked tirelessly to help communicate out NTI work to our community members. We heart Morgan!


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TNHS Student Spotlight TNHS Student Spotlight

Please join us in celebrating Kyra Mills. Kyra swore into the Army National Guard this past week and will be pursuing military law upon graduation from college. Way to go, Kyra! YES.

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Nelson County High School NRG Award NCHS NRG Award


Congratulations to our NRG winner today! This look was priceless and the comment to Mrs. Scott was even funnier but was not caught on camera. Ricky was nominated by Nurse Yaste for many reasons. We have witnessed him in the halls talking with his fellow students; showing the utmost respect to our nurse and teachers, and being a shining example of how to be a great friend to fellow students. Ricky is one that doesn't allow obstacles get him down but let's it give him another reason to show he has got the "gusto to get up and go!" Rock it out, Ricky!


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Bloomfield Middle Spotlight BMS Spotlight

Payton is a 6th grader from Bloomfield Middle School who ❤️'s school because her teachers are the 💣!

Shout out to the amazing leaders at BMS for creating an engaging experience that allows students to feel comfortable and excited throughout the school day.



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Old Kentucky Home Spotlight OKH Spotlight

Hey Wildcats! We want to feature one more LEADer this week, Mr. Stanley, who joined us just last year! He has already made such an Ncredible impact!

"Hello families of OKHMS! My name is Gabe Stanley and I am very excited to be joining the OKH family as the 7th grade Social Studies LEAD Learner.

Although I currently reside in Louisville, I am extremely excited about what is happening across the Nelson County School District and that is why I am here. I want to give back to the area that gave me so much! I look forward to collaborating with students, parents, and staff so that we can be as successful as possible!" -Mr. Stanley

#WelcomeHome #TalbottHouseBears


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Cox's Creek Gift Showcase Cox's Creek Gift Showcase

Tonight is our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades' Gift Showcase! Beginning at 5:30 PM, our leaders will be sharing about their wide variety of gifts, including sports, songwriting, painting, baking, dancing, traveling, and much more!

We cannot wait to share this experience with you!


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Bloomfield Elementary Story Writing BES Story Writing

BES first graders are writing stories about their families. Each first grade class created a parent survey to learn about their interests and things they like, and also about things they did when they were kids. Next, families began sending in pictures, and now students are using the photos to write stories about themselves and their families. Some third graders have even buddied up with first grade to help with writing. They have learned a lot and are also having a lot of fun!


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Boston Students Repair Entrance SIgn Boston Students Repair Entrance Sign

So proud of the middle school family “The Businessmen” for their #NPossible work repairing the entrance sign into town!

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The Buddy Run 5K The Buddy Run 5K

We just love running. Running's our favorite!

There was no shortage of Christmas cheer today with the Buddy Run 5k! Thank you to everyone who participated and supported the Girls on the Run program.

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Oreo the Dog visits The Academy Oreo visits The Academy

Students at the Academy took time out of their day to welcome Oreo the Dog to their school! 


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ATC Biomedical Engineering Project ATC Biomedical Engineering Project

Ms. Mill’s engineering classes and Ms. Thrasher’s health science classes have teamed up for an exciting biomedical engineering project! We can’t wait to see their final products!


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OKHMS Xternship Xperience OKHMS Xternship

These Wildcats got to Xperience workforce development on their Xternships where they collaborated with local industries and Xplored different workforce needs. How awesome!!


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ART at the ELC ART at the ELC

This week at the ELC, we are learning all about the Arts. We are learning the definition of art, looking at work from famous artists and different forms of art. Students are getting creative and completing a variety of art work using interesting materials. We can’t wait to highlight some of the student’s work in the art gallery at the Fall Festival! 


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Nelson County High School NRG Award Nelson County High School NRG Award

Congratulations to our NRG award winner! Kimberly Boone is truly a friend to everyone. She sets the perfect example each day of what it means to be a leader. She pushes herself in her classes, excels in her extracurricular clubs and activities, and is ALWAYS looking for a way to help someone or make someone’s day better. Kimberly makes our school a better place just by being herself, and we appreciate her for her hard work and awesome attitude!


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Thomas Nelson Dean's List Breakfast Thomas Nelson Dean's List Breakfast

We would like to give a big PURPLE COW shout out to all of our Generals who made Dean's List for the Fall Semester. It is a testament to their work ethic as they work to ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE and build upon their FUTURE STORY FREEDOM. Yes.


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BMS Veterans Day Ceremony BMS Veteran's Day

We may not know them all, but we owe them all.

Bloomfield Middle School was able to host a Veteran's Day event honoring those in our community that have served.

We are so grateful to all military service members, past and present, and the families that support them.

Happy Veteran's Day ❤


Bloomfield Middle Spotlight Bloomfield Middle Spotlight

Monday got us like...I ❤️ BMS!!


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The E.L.I. Project The E.L.I. Project

Bloomfield Elementary School Beta student Eli Pyle is very busy with his service project. Called the ELI Project (E = engage with your community, L = love everyone, I = inspire others to do the same), the project is two-fold--service to others, but also inspire others to act. Eli has partnered with Landmark of Bardstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to grant wishes for its 80+ residents. Working with his contact at Landmark, Gail Brothers, he is already off to a good start granting wishes--he helped reunite a resident with his daughter who he hasn’t seen for years, and they celebrated their October birthdays together! 


Iron Horse Art Winners New Haven Iron Horse Contest Winners

Our Iron Horse art contest Winners show their New Haven Pride . We love connecting with our community!

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Boston Celebrates World Kindness Day Boston Celebrates World Kindness Day

To celebrate World Kindness Day, our friends Boston School are channeling their inner Mister Rogers with their favorite cardigan and activities about spreading kindness with their Boston Families.

In the words of Mister Fred Rogers...

"There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind."

It's a beautiful day in the Nelson County neighborhood!

WE ❤️ NC.

Veteran's Day Veteran's Day

To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day.

We ❤️ NC.

Happy Veteran's Day.

The Buddy Run 5K The Buddy Run 5K

NC PRIDE GAMES and GIRLS ON THE RUN unite to bring health, competition and fun your way in a 5K RUN/WALK! Girls on the Run is a program designed to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident through a focus on CARING FOR ONESELF and OTHERS through physical and emotional health. All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run and PRIDE GAMES POINTS will be awarded to the school with the most participants. #NPOSSIBLE

Bluegrass Aerospace Experience Bluegrass Aerospace Experience

Phase one of The Bluegrass Aerospace Experience is now complete! The wings have been built and our students are now heading into the next phase of construction.

Thank you to Dusty McCoy, Bill Hammond & all of our NCREDIBLE airport volunteers for making this a truly #NPossible learning experience for our students.

We ❤️ NC.


Today, The Nelson County Schools made history as we connected & collaborated together as an entire school community.

We look forward to welcoming our students back tomorrow as we continue to create the future together. Yes.

We ❤️NC.