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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. 

BCHS Freshman Science Placement Test placement test
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.

Showcase of Learning showcase of learning

Camp Ernst Middle School held its Showcase of Learning on Tuesday. It was an opportunity to engage with parents and highlight some of the outstanding work being accomplished by students this year. Among the projects on display, there were performances by the Chorus and Band, Salsa & Merengue dance lessons, PBL projects, archery demonstrations and a student run cafe.

Royal Character Breakfast to Support CEMS Cheerleaders cheerleading-fundraiser
ParentCampNKY parentcamp
8th Grade Parent Night @ Boone County High School 8th grade parents
Join the Girls Who Code Club! girls who code
Relatives Raising Relatives & Others Group FRC R3

Looking for support?

Join a network designed to support those who are raising children that are not their own.

Click here for more info and a registration form.

Join the CEMS 3D Printing Club!! 3d printing
Early Childhood Learning my pre k
Ugly Sweater/Shirt Dance to Benefit Women's Crisis Center womens crisis center
Kentucky Immunization Requirements doctor
CEMS Choir in the Q102 Christmas Choir Competition Finals q102 xmas choir contest
Accepting Donations for the 4th Annual CEMS PTSO Red Carpet Event red carpet
CEMS Parent Julia Pile Receives Leadership Award Julia Pile

Julia Pile received the Raimundo Award for her work leading parent engagement activities for the Boone County School District.

Camp Ernst Drama Club Lion King Jr. Auditions lion king jr

Camp Ernst Drama Club is pleased to announce auditions for Disney's The Lion King Jr.!  Click here to complete an audition form.  Music for the audition songs are available as well.  Break a leg!

2017-2018 CEMS Basketball Schedule bball schedules
CEMS Veteran's Day Celebration veterans day

Camp Ernst Middle School would like to welcome and honor veterans for breakfast on Friday, November 10th

8th Grade Zoo Field Trip Cincinnati Zoo

CEMS 8th graders will study biodiversity, adaptations, and biotic/abiotic factors at the Cincinnati Zoo on October 20th.  Click here for more information and for a permission slip.  

Important October Dates october

Click Read More for some important CEMS events in October.  

Parent/Child Craft Club craft club

Any student interested in signing up for the Parent/Child Craft Club, please see Mrs. Kaliin for a registration form. There is no fee to join.

Yearbook Sales yearbook sales

The 2017-2018 CEMS Yearbook is available for purchase.  The cost is $38.  Click here to order.  Yearbooks will be delivered at the end of May.

Family Resource Center News frc

Click here to access the CEMS Family Resource Center Newsletter!  All future FRC newsletters will be found under the Health and Safety menu.  

CEMS Sports of all Sorts Night SoaS

What: Sports of All Sorts Fun Night sponsored by the PTSO 
When:  Thursday, October 12th  from 9:30pm to 12:00am. 
Price: $25.00 at the door.
Click Read More to find out what's included in the price.   

Basketball Tryouts bball tryouts

Basketball Tryouts for all grades will be October 23, 24, 25.  Click Read More for times.  

2017-2018 Yearbook on Sale Now! yearbook

The 2018-2018 CEMS Yearbook is on sale now!  The cost is $38.  Yearbooks will be delivered in May.  Click here or the Marketplace link to order.    

Upcoming PTSO Dates ptso

Click Read More to find out about upcoming PTSA events for December & January!

Donuts with Dads! donuts with dads

October 19th, 7:45-8:30 AM (last names A-M)

October 20th, 7:45 8:30 AM (last names N-Z)

All "Father-Figure" role models are welcome to attend.

Click here to sign-up!  

New Editions of BBN and Trailblazer Times! Breaking News
Archery Sign-Ups and Tryouts archery

There are two sign-ups for Archery.  One is for Open Range days (30 minutes) and the other is for Try-outs (45 minutes).  Please be sure to sign up for only one session (Open Range or Try-Out).  Click Read More for more information and links to sign-up.

CEMS Online Spirit Wear spirit store
Upcoming Archery Dates archery

September 14, 5:00-6:00 OR 6:00-7:00- Mandatory parent meeting in cafeteria
September 19 & 21, 2;30-5:30 (sign up for session)- Practice for TEAM tryouts (not club)
September 25, 3:00-9:00 (sign up for session- Archery team tryouts
Click Read More for details.   

BCEA Food Drive for GO Pantry! gopantry

BCEA (Boone County Education Association) is coordinating a county-wide food drive with all 24 Boone County Schools. 

The BCEA drive will be SEPT 11-15th.

Camp Ernst will be collecting Fruit Cups and Applesauce.

Students can bring in their donations and put in the bins in the office/lobby.

8th Grade DC Trip Informational Session DC trip
Archery Team Parent Meeting archery

There is a mandatory parent meeting September 14th.  There will be two sessions 5-6 pm and 6-7 pm in the cafeteria at CEMS.  If your child wishes to be in Archery, a parent must be present at this meeting.  There will be a sign in sheet.

If your child is trying out for arche, they must have a KHSAA athletic physical completed. Students who come to try-outs without form will not be allowed to try out. http://khsaa.org/forms/ms01.pdf

PTSO Carnival Dance! school dance

PTSO Carnival Dance (All Grades invited):
The dance will be on 8/25 from 7-9pm in the CEMS cafeteria. 
Admission is $5 and the concession stand will be open to purchase drinks and snacks.


Google Classroom & Summit Learning Parent Guides personalized learning

Parents!! Do you have questions about our Personalized Learning Options?
Click here for Option 1 (Full Summit) Parent Guide
Click here for Option 3 (Google Classroom) Parent Guide
Option 2 incorporates elements from Option 1 & 3

PTSA Fundraisers PTA Fundraiser

The PTSA at CEMS does great things for our school community.  Click each fundraiser below to find out how you can support them this year!
Kroger Community Rewards 
Boxtops for Education
Popcorn Fridays
Earbud Sale
Carnival Dance

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.
Meet Our New Staff Members! new staff

Click here to meet our new staff members!

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year! welcome back
What's New at CEMS for 2017-2018? whats new

Help support the CEMS Archery Team/Club!

Don't miss out on custom CEMS t-shirts and sweatshirts! Sale ends August 28th. Items should be delivered to school by September 13. 

Click here to place your orders online. 


Schedule Pick-Up schedule

Stop by CEMS August 10th between the hours of 1:00 and 7:00 to get your schedule for this school year.  You can also pay fees, pick up supply lists, and meet your teachers.  

CEMS Student Handbook is now available online handbook

The CEMS student handbook that was previously included at the front of student agendas is now available online.  Click here to access the handbook.  It will be permanently available under the Policies and Procedures link in the left sidebar of this webpage.  

Lady Rebels Soccer Team is Looking for Players! BCHS Lady Rebels Soccer

The Lady Rebels girls’ soccer team is looking for players for this fall.  Tryouts will take place beginning July 17th @ the Pee Wee Football Complex in Florence.  For more information or to signup, please click to visit our website or signup using our form.  Additional information can be obtained by emailing Coach Hughes.  We can work around club team schedules for freshman and junior varsity teams.

Girls Volleyball News volleyball

We are excited to announce Mrs. Jen Woolf as the new Volleyball Coach at Camp Ernst Middle School. She has a wealth of experience and will help our teams raise the bar that our previous teams have set so high.  For information about 2017-2018 volleyball tryouts, click Read More.  

CEMS Odyssey of the Mind Team Earns Spot at World Finals CEMS Odyssey of the Mind

A group of talented students at Camp Ernst Middle School and Cooper High School have placed first at both the Regional and Kentucky State level of Odyssey competition, and are the first from their schools to ever qualify for World Finals.  Click here for the article.


Robotics Team Fundraiser @ CEMS
NKY students entering 5th, 6th, 7th grade
7/31, 8/1, 8/3, 8/4- 9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.

Mr. Sirasky's Blazer Class Presents: Alice in Wonderland wonderland

Mr. Sirasky's Blazer class performed Alice in Wonderland on Friday, May 19.  Click here to view the performance.  

CEMS Personalized Learning Vision cems personalized learning vision

Our vision is to empower students with skills and opportunities to explore a path that leads to college, career, and life readiness.  Click here to find out more about our personalized learning program and how it fits into this vision.

Volunteers and Supplies Needed for Last Day of School volunteers needed

The PTSO needs volunteers on 5/24 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Also needed are outdoor games to borrow for the last day of school.  Click here to see if you can help and to sign up.  

Need a FREE Sports Physical for the 2017-2018 School Year? sports physicals

For student athletes who cannot schedule a sports physical with their primary care physician, The Orthopedic Institues at St. Elizabeth will provide Sports Physicals for your athletes at no charge on two dates at the Edgewood office located at 560 South Loop Rd. in Edgewood on Saturday, June 3rd and Saturday, September 30th from 9 AM to 1 PM.  All athletes need to bring a completed KHSAA sport physical form signed by a parent. 

8th Grade Dance 8th grade dance

The 8th grade dance will be May 13 from 7-10.  
Preorder your tickets by May 10th ($15 preorder, $20 at the door)
Click Read More for details.

Athletic Summer Camps sport camps

There are several athletic summer camp programs being offered to Boone County students.  Click each link for more information:
RCHS Girls Volleyball Camp
RCHS Girls Basketball Camp
RCHS Boys Basketball Camp
NKU Summer Volleyball Camp

2017-2018 Cooper High School/CEMS Cross Country cross country

There will be a registration night on Tuesday May 16th at 7:15pm in the cafeteria of Cooper High School.  The program is open to any student that will be in grades 6-8 during the 2017-2018 school year and will attend Cooper High School.  Click here for more information. 

Cooper Drama Club Summer Camps cooper drama

Cooper Drama Club’s yearly fundraiser is their summer camps, and this year we are adding an additional one!
For incoming 3rd and 4th graders- June 5 - 9, 2017 from 9 - 2 pm. Presenting Disney’s Jungle Book Kids.
For incoming 5th-8th graders- June 12 - 16, 2017 from 9 - 4 pm Presenting Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.
NEW! For incoming 7th-9th graders- June 19 - 30, 2017 Presenting Seussical Jr.
Click here for more info!

Camp Ernst Middle 5K Run/Walk 5k

Encourage a healthy lifestyle with your peers and help raise money for the Health and P.E. Department For an entry form, click here or visit the CEMS main office.
May 17th, Blue UA Class Time
Pre-register for a discounted price by April 28th. Late registration accepted until May 4th.  

Archery Camp archery

Camp is for current (2016-17) 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at Burlington, Kelly, Longbranch and Stephens.  Students will be learning NASP (National Archery in Schools Program) Safety and the 11 Steps to Archery Success.  Spaces are limited, so be sure to “Save Your Spot”. Deadline to enroll is 5/19/17. 
Click Here to Enroll
Dates: June 12-15 and June 19-22
Times: (Students will attend the times of grade they were in for the 2016-17 school year)
        *3rd Grade 8-9 am, 4th Grade 9-10 am and 5th Grade 10-11 am
        *Cost: $50 (T-Shirt Included). Payment is due on the first day your child attends camp. Your child will also need to bring their enrollment Form and Liability/Photo Waiver.
        *If you have any questions, please contact Gail Lanham @ gail.lanham@boone.kyschools.us

Attention all Current 7th Graders! high school dig lit class

If you are interested in taking the high school credit class Digital Literacy next year with Mrs. Franks, you must take the required typing test and need a typing score of at least 25 words per minute.  If you would like to qualify for the class, go to Mrs. Franks' computer lab located in room 801 during your lunch/recess time next week.  The entrance test will only be available Monday through Friday April 24th through the 28th.

Personalized Learning Options for 2017-2018 personalized learning

Your student has three personalized learning options to choose from for the 2017-2018 school year.  
Option 1 (click for video)- Student-paced personalized learning

Description:  Students can choose to stay on pace with the teacher during lecture or move at their own pace. 
Option 2 (click for video)- Teacher-paced personalized learning
Description: Students will work at the same pace with the teacher and classmates during lecture.  
Option 3 (click for video)- Blended with Google Classroom
Description: Students will work in the Google Classroom platform in class with their classmates.
Click Read More for more detailed information about the choices.  
Click here for information about Unified Arts Classes
Click here to register for your choice  

2017 Camp Trailblazer camp trailblazer

Will you be a new Trailblazer for the 2017-2018 school year?  Camp Trailblazer is Wednesday, August 2.  This orientation is for all incoming 6th grade students as well as any new CEMS students. Click here for more information and to register.

Parent Information Night parent info night

If you have questions about your child's options for the 2017-2018 school year, please attend one of the three information sessions on April 18th.  Sessions will be held at 3:00, 4:00, and 6:00.  Teachers and administrators will be available to answer questions about the three personalized learning options and about signing up for Unified Arts classes next year.  

Calling all 8th Grade Parents! news for 8th grade parents

The CEMS BBN team is working on the END OF THE YEAR 8TH GRADE VIDEO.  If you have any middle school pictures you would like to contribute, please email them to Mrs. Franks at kristen.franks@boone.kyschools.us before May 5th.  

BCHS Summer Enrichment Classes BCHS Summer Enrichment

Attention 8th Graders Attending Boone County High School!  Want to get your PE and/or Health requirement out of the way so there is more room in your schedule for Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Band/Choir, or Electives? Click Read More for details.  

Saving Lives One Arrow at a Time Archery St. Jude

The CEMS Archery Team and Club Members along with their parents shot 1300 arrows on Saturday and raised $352 for St. Jude! Great job to all who participated in the "Saving Lives One Arrow at a Time". Click Read More to see some photos of the event. 

SBDM Parent Elections sbdm

The Camp Ernst Middle School PTSO will conduct an election of parent members of the 2017-2018 CEMS SBDM (School Based Decision Making) Council.  The election date is April 25th.  The following parents have been nominated.  Click the names to read a biography of each nominee.

Cathy Stavros Julia Pile
Sally Leicht Carrie Morris
Rhonda Lillard-Hultz Richard West



7th Grade Chicago Trip Spirit Wear chicago
Spring Pictures spring pictures

Spring pictures will be March 23rd.  Forms were sent home with students and are also available here.  

After School Events After School Events

Click Read More to find out what's going on this week after school.

8th Grade Washington D.C. Field Trip Spiritwear Orders Wash Field Trip Spirit Wear

Order your Washington D.C. field trip spirit wear by Wednesday, March 15.  Approximate delivery date is April 6th.  Click here to access the order form.  

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.