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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

open house


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



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.

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY for Monday January 30th. ‪There will be NO AM KINDERGARTEN or PRESCHOOL for Monday January 30th. ‬‬ 

Scholastic Book Fair

Coming Soon!!!  
The scholastic Book Fair!
Dates:  January 30 - February 8
More information, including the shopping schedule, will be sent home soon!
Can't make it to the book fair!  Our book fair is online!

Events and Activities

All events for Friday January 13th are occurring as scheduled. There will be NO events/activities on Saturday January 14th prior to 12PM.


The CHS "Run With the Cougars" 5K will be held on Saturday, March 18th.  The cost for participants is $10 and all proceeds go directly back to our students in support of our Character Counts program.

Please click on the link below to print out the registration form.

Run With the Cougars Registration Form

Evening Activities

All evening activities for Boone County Schools are CANCELLED for tonight, January 5th.

Boone County Schools Closed

‪Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will be CLOSED on Thursday January 5th. ‬

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to possible icy conditions all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY Tuesday December 13th.  There is no AM kindergarten.  Continue to monitor for possible updates.‬

Pictures with Santa

Santa's shop 

Pictures with Santa!

Wednesday, December 14th!

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to overnight snow and slick road conditions, all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY Friday December 9th.‬. There is no AM kindergarten. 

Scholastic Book Fair

Ahoy Matey! The Scholastic Book Fair is right around the corner!
The book fair dates are Thursday, September 15 - Friday, September 23.
Book Fair Family Night is Thursday, Sept. 15 from 4:00-6:30
The Book Fair will be open to students on Friday, September 16 - 23 Friday! 
More information will be coming home soon!
If you would like to help your child choose books but cannot make it to the book fair events, you can
shop our online book fair.  Click the link below.  You can begin shopping online beginning Sept. 10th.
Online Book Fair Link

Halloween Bash For A Cure

Halloween Bash For A Cure
When:  Saturday, October 29
Time:  12:00 - 2:00
Why:  Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
Who:  Pre-K through 5th Grade
Cost:  $5.00

Click Here for more information!

School Report Card Feedback

The Kentucky Department of Education is requesting your participation in a survey to provide feedback on Kentucky's online school report card.  Please click the link below to access the survey.  We apprceiate your feedback!

Kentucky School Report Card Survey


Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the USA. Please take some time to talk about Red Ribbon Week with your child and the importance of making good choices that keep us safe and healthy.  All counselors will be leanind guidance lessons on the topic this month. 

Monday (10/24) Wear your sunglasses SHADE OUT DRUGS
Tuesday (10/25) Wear Red Day
Wednesday (10/26) Pajama Day
Thursday (10/27) Wear Favorite Team Gear
Friday (10/28) Extra recess for one class from each grade level that has the highest percentage of participation for the week.



OES P.J Day for Epilepsy

Mrs. Sefton's Fifth Grade Class is raising money to promote awareness for epilepsy.  
On, Tuesday, November 22, all students that bring in a quarter can wear their pajamas!!
All money raised goes to an epilepsy foundation.  For more information abot the foundation, go to 

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


Book Fair Family Night

Book Fair Family Night
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fall Festival

When:Friday, October 21, 2016
Time:  5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Admission:  FREE
Tickets:  4 for $1.00
Inflatable wrist bands:  $8.00
Games, haunted house, jail, trunk or treat, costume contest, inflatables


A great big thank you to the following organizations that donated to our Fall Festival! You are making a difference in the life of our students! Meijer, Costco, Kroger, Paradise Donuts, Remke, GiGi’s Cupcakes, Servatti’s, St. Vincent DePaul, Kona Ice, You Lucky Dog, Cru Cutters, Perffeti, Home Depot, Linda Swales, OES PTO and OES Staff!

Lincoln Grant Scholar House

If you are a sinlge parent and would like to go back to school, check the link below to find more information about the grant information in the link below.

Lincoln Grant Scholar House Flyer

School Supply List
Grandparents as Parents Conference

If you would like to attend the Grandparents as Parents Conference you can sign up at the link below.

                                          Grandparents as Parents Registration

OES Spirit Wear

Show your Ockerman Spirit!!!  Gooooooooo Rockets! Click the link below to get your school spirit wear!

Ockerman Spirit Wear

Second Grade Service Learning Project


The second grade classes are collecting items for Foster Kids with New Beginnings. They would like comfort items such as soft blankets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, and books. They are also accepting gift cards to Walmart or Target so items can be purchased there.  The 2nd grade students  are writing loving, welcoming letters to the children to put in the backpack.  Posters can be found throughout the building that the children have made.



Contact Us
Ockerman Elementary School8250 US 42
Florence, KY 41042
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Phone: 859.282.4620
Fax: 859.282.4625