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Red Ribbon Week

We will be celebrating national Red Ribbon Weed the week of October 23-27. While we will be drawing attention to a drug-free lifestyle with daily activities and having fun with daily spirit days, we encourage you to continue the conversation at home about the effects of substance abuse and promoting a healthy lifestyle for your child at home to solidify the message of Red Ribbon Week.

Go Pantry Food Drive Go Pantry

Stephens, along with all of Boone County Schools and the BCEA will be hosting a food drive for GO Pantry the week of September 11 - 15.

Get the Scoop Night Ice Cream

Monday September 11, 2017
6:00-7:00 PM

 

Kentucky Department for Public Health ALERT Solar Eclipse and Eye Safety

                                           Kentucky Public Health

 

A total solar eclipse is probably the most spectacular astronomical event that most people will experience in their lives. There is a great deal of interest in watching eclipses, but it must be done safely.  Because of this exceptional opportunity, there is concern that people will be more likely to stare at the Sun during this event.  Improper viewing of the Sun during an eclipse can result in eye injuries such as the development of "eclipse blindness" or retinal burns.

The danger to vision is significant because retinal eye injuries occur without any feeling of pain (there are no pain receptors in the retina), and the visual effects do not occur for at least several hours or days after the damage is done.

It is never safe to look directly at the Sun at any time.  This includes looking during the partial phases of a total solar eclipse without the proper equipment and techniques. Even when 99% of the Sun's surface is obscured during the partial phases of a solar eclipse, the remaining crescent Sun is still intense enough to cause a retinal burn.  If you are in the narrow range of Kentucky where 100% of the sun will be blocked by the moon (totality), the Sun can ONLY be viewed without appropriate eye protection during that short time, approximately 2:30 minutes. 

 
Solar Eclipse

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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.
Back to School Night Back to School Night

August 3rd, 4-7pm

Spring Carnival 2017

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World Maker Expo is Coming!

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Easter Egg Hunt

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Book Fair is Here!

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Break the Mold Award Winner - Ms. Louden

Ms. Louden was awarded the District "Break the Mold" award at the March 3rd Board of Education meeting. 

Ms. Carly Louden

Click here to view video.

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.

Reading Week 2017

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Family Dance Party

Family Dance Party

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. ‬‬ 

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.

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.‬

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. 

State Testing

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Spirit Week!!!

In honor of Kentucky Kids' Day, celebrate all week with us September 25th-29th!!

Summer Archery Camp

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Thank You for Helping GO Pantry! Go Pantry

We smashed our goal of 1200 cans last week for the BCEA/GO Pantry food drive and ended up with 1505 cans and close to $500 to donate to GO Pantry.

 

Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids - 9/28/17 Deadline

 

Book Fair Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming!

Field Day Once Upon a Field Day

Last year’s field day was a huge success and we are excited for this year’s new theme at a new time of the year. Games will have a “Fairy Tale and Book” theme to them to create excitement and content integration for the day. Field Day will be Friday, October 20th. 

Art Supplies Needed

Art room supplies needed

 

PTA Yard Sale

When: September 30th, 2017

Time: 8 am -1 pm

Where: Stephens Elementary School Parking Lot

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences in October

 

The PTA Needs You!

Their next general meeting is October 18th at 6:30, so mark that date on your calendar.

Ment2Be Mentors Needed

Enjoy having lunch at school with your child?

Consider becoming part of MENT2BE and share the joy of building a relationship with another student.

 

Contact Us
Stephens Elementary School5687 Hwy 237
Burlington, KY 41005
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Phone: 859-334-4460
Fax: 859-334-4463