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Additional School Resource Officers logo

In light of the Florida and Marshall County, Kentucky school tragedies, Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe working in collaboration with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department is adding additional School Resource Officers (SRO’s) to the district’s elementary schools. 

Boone County Schools Statement on Copy-Cat Threats logo

Boone County Schools is one of many school districts across the country that is being subjected to copy- cat threats of the school tragedy in Florida.  We are working with local authorities as they investigate a recent rash of rumors and threats on our campuses.  Student suspects in each of the cases were immediately identified and apprehended.  They were charged by local authorities and disciplined by their schools.   In each case a thorough investigation was conducted by the school district and authorities.  No student or staff member was ever in danger. Confidentiality laws prevent Boone County Schools from talking about the persons involved or the specifics of the incidents. Boone County Schools will continue to remain on alert, following our safety protocols and working with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Florence Police as future issues arise.

Video Conference From Space video conference

Students from Ockerman Elementary were treated to a video conference with an astronaut currently in space. Colonel Mark Vande Hei, who is a Flight Engineer is from Minnesota. He spent 45 minutes talking with 60 students. Colonel Vande Hei traveled to the International Space Station in September on Expedition 54 joining a crew of six, astronauts from Russia, Italy and the U.S.

Congratulations Mrs. Best

                               Congratulations Mrs. Best!

The Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) has inducted Mrs. Best into the very first cohort of Kentucky Women in Education Leadership (KWEL).  She was one of only 30 Women chosen across the state!  
                                Check out the press KASA press release!


Kindergarten Registration Information - Updated kindergarten registration
Early Childhood Learning my pre k
Archery Quarter Auction Information Archery quarter Auction
Kentucky Immunization Requirements doctor
Resiliency Poll Poll

     Ockerman Elementary School Resiliency Poll    https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eu00vwVZAuxoyJn

OES T-Shirt Sale T-shirt orders

The OES T-shirt sale has been extended for one week.  
New colors and designs have been added!  Click the link below and check out the new options!  You can order online with credit cards or bring cash or check to the school office to place an order!  

                                      OES T-shirt order link

Temporary Changes in Dress Code Policy



Due to the warm weather we have a temporary change in the dress code policy.  Students can now wear shorts up until fall break.    

Leader in Me Parent Survey

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Parents, Please take a minute to complete the Leader in Me survey!  Thank you!

                                     Leader In Me Survey

Information for Afternoon Pick up Bus

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When you need to pick up your student instead of riding the bus, you must be here no later than 3:30 p.m. to sign him/her out with prior teacher/office notification. (Please utilize your “Note for School” pads that were sent home earlier this year.) No student will be taken off the bus after 3:35 p.m. If you arrive after that, you will be asked to meet your student at his/her bus stop. This is for the safety of all students and NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.

If you have given the proper notice and get caught in traffic causing a possible delay, please call the office ASAP so we can direct your student to the office. This should only be done in extreme circumstances. All students must be picked up by 3:45 p.m.


Wild West Book Fair

WHEN:  Sept. 14-Sept. 22
WHERE:  OES Library

FAMILY NIGHT:  Sept. 20 - 4:00-6:00
Can't make it to the book fair?  Shop online: Online book fair  We are participating in Scholastic's ALL FOR BOOKS program.  Any student that brings in one dollar for ALL FOR BOOKS will have their name entered in a raffle to win $25.00 worth of books from the book fair.  Click the links below for more information about the ALL for BOOKS program.

                 ALL FOR BOOKS OVERVIEW
                 ALL FOR BOOKS VIDEO


Solar Eclipse


Important Information about the Solar Eclipse

On Monday August 21st, 2017 we will experience a total solar eclipse, an event that hasn’t occurred over the U.S. mainland since 1979.  A total solar eclipse, which is when the moon completely covers the sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide swath of the country.  While Boone County is not located in this area, we will still be able to view the partial solar eclipse.

This event will be an extraordinary educational opportunity for our students.  Many of our schools will have special activities or lessons planned for this day to accompany the event.  While this event is extremely exciting for our students, we must also acknowledge the importance of proper eye safety.  While it should be common sense not to stare directly at the sun with your naked eyes, this advice will be even more important during this event.  The eclipse must be viewed only through proper eclipse glasses.  Schools with planned viewing activities will require students to wear proper solar eclipse glasses.

In order to protect our students’ eyes during this event:

  • Students will not participate in any unstructured outdoor activities, including recess
  • Students will be advised to not look directly at the sun without wearing solar eclipse glasses
  • We will provide additional personnel until 4pm for parents who do not want their children riding the bus during the eclipse.Children who do not ride the bus for that reason will have to be picked up by parents at 4pm.
Open House Information

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We are excited to welcome everyone back for the 2017-2018 school year!  Please see the times listed below for your child's open house.

AM Kindergarten Open House
Tuesday, August 8th - 5:00PM - 6:30PM

PM Kindergarten Open House
Wednesday, August 9th - 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Open House Grades 1-5 and Preschool
Monday, August 14 - 4:00PM - 7:00PM



Summer Reading

Summer Reading is in full swing!
We are partnering with the Boone County Public Library to support summer reading.
The program runs until August 31!
It is fun and easy to participate. 
Use the links below to access the digial reading log or download a paper copy!

Digital Reading Log
Download a Paper Reading Log


School Supply List School Supplies

Ockerman Elementary is closed today, Monday, April 17, due a water main break in Florence.

Meet Author Troy Cummings

We are excited to announce that author/illustrator 
Troy Cummings will be visiting Ockerman Elementary on Friday, April 28, 2017.  He will be speaking to students in grades 1-3 and all students will have an opportunity to purchase his books and have them autographed. More information will be coming home soon!

Click here for a quick Troy Cummings Bio!


Career Day

Career Day 2017

Thank you to all our Career Day Volunteers!

Career Day

Boone County Schools are CLOSED

Boone County Schools are CLOSED for WEDNESDAY MARCH 1st. There will be no Elementary School bus pick up. Students already at school will stay until it is safe to release them. Parents may pick up students from their schools. High School driving students will be released when their principals deem it's safe to release them.