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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 5th, Blue UA Class Time
Pre-register for a discounted price by April 28th. Late registration accepted until May 4th.  

Spring Pictures spring pictures

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

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.

Vote for the Dr. Seuss Bookmark Contest Seuss Birthday

CEMS students and staff may vote for their top three choices in sixth and seventh grade.  You must login to your school Google account to vote.  Votes will be accepted until Wednesday, March 1st.  Winners will be announced on Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America Dayannounced (March 2nd).  Click here to vote.    

Upcoming PTSO Events PTSO

There are several upcoming PTSO fundraiser events.  Click here to see what's new with the CEMS PTSO.  

Poppin' Popcorn PTSA Fundraiser poppin popcorn

What: PTSA Fundraiser
When: 1/30-2/13/17; Turn-in Dates: 2/9, 2/10, 2/13; Delivery Date 3/9/17
Click here for more info and for the order form.  


PTSO Flower and Candygram Fundraiser candygram

What: Flower and Candygrams
When: 2/7, 2/9, 2/10 from 7:30 until the start of school; 2/11 during dance.  Grams delivered to Blazer class on Feburary 14th.
Cost: Carnations $2, Tootsie Pops $1


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. ‬‬ 

Girls on the Run GOTR

Registration for GOTR 2017 goes from January 23-February 1.  Click here for the registration form. Contact Ms. Dunlop with questions.  

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. 

Ugly Sweater Service Dance ugly sweater

Ugly Sweater Dance; Proceeds benefit GoPantry.
December 9th, 7:00-9:00
Admission: Box of nonperishable Mac-n-Cheese or $5.
Parents, click here to volunteer!

Drama Dept. Presents Disney's Peter Pan Jr. Auditions Peter Pan Jr.

Auditions will be held ONE DAY ONLY, Tuesday, December 6th from 3:30-5:30 pm in the CEMS Art Room.  Click here for a packet that must be completed and returned on the day of auditions.    

Personalized Learning @ CEMS

Check out this video produced by the Boone County School District on the personalized learning taking place at CEMS!

6th Grade Choir Finalists for Q102 Christmas Choir Competition!!! xmas choir competition

The CEMS 6th Grade Choir is a finalist for the Q102 Christmas Choir Competition!  Click here to vote, you can vote once every 24 hours!

STEAM Girl's Day Out STEAM

This girls only workshop is presented by the Northern Kentucky MakerSpace for girls in grades 3-7.  Click here for more information and to register for the workshop.

6th Grade Academic Showcase academic showcase

6th Grade Academic Showcase (Click Read More for more info)
Saturday, December 3rd
Sign up here to send in refreshments for volunteers:

Upcoming CEMS Fundraiser Nights spirit nights

Menchie's Night- December 7th
Raising Cane's- December 8th
Click Read More for details.

Important Weather Information Remind

All weather notifications will be announced through Remind.  We will not be sending any All Calls home for school cancellations or delays. Click Read More to sign up for Remind.

Make-Up Picture Day picture day

Make-up picture day is October 13th.  Click here for a flyer.  

PTSO Mixed Bag Fundraiser

Camp Ernst Middle School PTSO
Mixed Bag Fundraiser

We’re selling tote bags, travel bags, kitchenware, gift wrap, home goods & more through Mixed Bag Designs! Please share the catalogs with others; there’s something for everyone!



Archery News....Clarification on Practices

The Archery Team/Club has been moved to the Multi-Purpose Room.  A new curtain wire is being installed.  Until you hear from Mrs. Lanham there will be no meetings or practices.  Please like the CEMS Archery page on Facebook at this link if you have not already.

Once we have set dates....All parents will be notified by email, Facebook and announcements once week prior to our first meeting/practice.  In the meantime...keep practicing at home!

Transportation...Students Riding Busses

Welcome Back!  The 2016-17 school year has begun and we would like to wish you and your students a successful year.

The Transportation Department has worked diligently this summer to provide a safe environment for all our students with training for all drivers and aides.  It is our goal to provide a quality service to the community. We have established high standards of training, maintenance and conduct for each employee and we will provide the safest environment possible for each student in our care and strive to maintain our schedule of services.

Just a reminder to all parents/guardians – the buses could be running up to 20 minutes behind schedule during the first days of schools as the drivers are learning their new routes and new students.  We ask that you please have patience before calling the department with concerns regarding your student arriving home during these first few days.  

Welcome to CEMS 2016-17 PowerPoint

CEMS Volleyball Try-Outs

School Team Try-Outs

Incoming 6th Grade Players
July 20-21 (both days required) 6-7:30 pm

Incoming 7th and 8th Grade Players
July 20-21 (both days required) 7:30-9:30 pm

Any interested player that is unable to attend tryouts must contact Sara Palazzo, Head Coach, at or (859)653-2645 prior to July 20.  Alternate date is Monday, July 25 from 7-8:30 pm.


New to CEMS....Archery Club for 2016-17

Next year CEMS will have an Archery Club.  The club will meet on Friday’s after school from 2:45-4:00.  There will be a mandatory parent/student meeting in August after school has started. If you think your child would be interested joining this club, please fill out this form.

Spirit Wear ON SALE!!!!

Starting on Monday, during lunch times.  Any Spirit Wear currently on-hand will be for Sale at discounted prices.  Sizes and Styles are limited and vary, so if you are interested please see them as soon as possible on Monday.  Spirit Wear will be setup in the front lobby. 

Special Meeting for SBDM Council

There will be a SBDM Council Special Meeting held on May 19, 2016 @ 2:30 p.m. in the Camp Ernst Middle School Library.
Click here for Agenda

Culture Fair and Personalized Learning Info Session

Culture Fair from 6-7 pm in the cafeteria this Wednesday, May 18.  Please join us in the library at 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, or 6:45 for a Personalized Learning presentation.  The presentation will last about 10 minutes with a Q & A at the end.  This presentation is intended to inform our parents and I encourage and welcome you as well!  I've attached the powerpoint presentation for your viewing pleasure.

Help CEMS Raise Money for Odyssey of the Mind



May 9th 6-8pm

Dinner includes: Salad, pasta, roll, drink and dessert

All proceeds will help support the State Champion odyssey of the mind team attend the world competition in Ames, Iowa May 25-28

Silent auction items will also be available

Tickets: $8 per person or $25 family of 4

Pictures Need for 8th Grade Promotion

Attention 8th graders
The year is almost over!!
If you want to be included in the End of Year 8th Grade
Video, email pictures of your middle school years and
especially your 8th grade year to Mrs. Franks at:
Pictures can be from
* sporting events
* club activities
* field trips
* dances
This video will be shown to all 8th graders on
the last day of school.
Deadline for pictures is Friday, May 6th

Personalized-Learning & Project Based Learning Classes for 2016-17

We are proud to announce that Camp Ernst, Conner and Ockerman, will be partner middle schools with Summit Public Schools to deliver personalized-learning and project-based learning, with a focus on cognitive skill development to our students.  Click here to sign your child up for this opportunity. We are one of a select few in the country who can provide this opportunity for our students.  Personalizing education for our students aligns with our vision to empower our students to lead them to college, career, and life readiness!

Join Mrs. Hagerty on Monday, May 9th for an informal conversation around personalized learning at 6:00 pm in the CEMS cafeteria.  We will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser and see a performance by our award-winning Odyssey of the Mind team!

What are Summit Public Schools?

Camp Ernst Middle School is Excited to Announce

Channel One News @ CEMS!

Archery Team Spirit Wear archery spirit wear

The CEMS Archery Team is offering CEMS, Boone County HS and Cooper HS Spirit Wear for purchase. The items offered are unique to CEMS students only!  You can order now through Nov. 18th.  Delivery will be approximately December 19th

Visit to place you order.  All order and payments will be online.

Cooper Academy of Math and Science cooper banner

Are you an 8th grader interested in mathematics and science? Do you want to challenge yourself with a high school schedule unlike any in the district? If you answered yes to these questions you might be a good candidate for the Cooper Academy of Mathematics and Science.

IHM 8th Grade Night to Benefit McNamara Family good cause

Tonight!  IHM vs Camp Ernst!  
6th Grade- 5:00
7th Grade- 6:00
8th Grade- 7:15
Saint Henry District High School
All proceeds from gate benefit the Valerie McNamara family
Show your spirit by wearing Valerie's Prayer Angel shirts or the color GREEN

Showcase of Learning showcase

What: A chance for CEMS families to see what their students have been up to.  See projects, watch performances and meet teachers.  Includes Open House for incoming 6th graders!
When:  Thursday, February 23rd; 3:00-6:00
Click here for more info!

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  

Camp Ernst 5K Run/Walk

Encourage a healthy lifestyle with your peers and help raise money for the Health and P.E. Department!  Entry forms can be found on the back of this flyer, school website, or in the CEMS main office.

 Pre-register for a discounted price by May 17th

Click Here for Flyer/Registration Form

Schedule Pick Up

Students may pick up schedules/supply lists, pay school fees ($65), purchase spriit wear and get information on school clubs on August 11 from 1:00-7:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact the school office during summer hours.

NEW....Credit Cards will now be accepted starting August 3rd. 

Credit cards will be accepted for school fees through Infinite Campus. There is a $3 charge added to use a credit card. In order to use the credit card you will need the following:

Your PARENT PORTAL log-in and password. (If you do not have parent portal, you will need to pay with cash or check on Aug. 3.) See our registrar, Sue Stacy in our main office. Photo ID is required to begin the setup of your parent portal account.


The Book Fair is Here! book fair

November 3rd-11th
Family Night, November 7, 3:00-8:00

Individualized Learning Plans ILP

The ILP is a college and career planning website that students in grades 6-12 are required to complete. Any parent that would like to view their child's ILP should contact or

8th Graders Interested in Engineering PLTW

At Cooper High School PLTW Engineering empowers students in grades 9-12 to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem solving mindset and develop in-demand knowledge and skills. If you are interested in the course offerings below, contact Mr. Gary Palmer or Mr. Chris Jahn at the high school.  Want more info?  Visit the PLTW website:

Spring Book Fair bf coming soon

What: Scholastic Book Fair
When: February 20-24 During School Hours.  Family Night is Thursday, February 23 from 3:00-6:00
Where: CEMS Library Media Center
Click here to find out about some of the books available at the fair!

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. 

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.  


So check it out, show your school pride and fuel your school. That means you support Camp Ernst Middle School with every single purchase and you get to express your school spirit in a totally customizable way. Your school wins and you look awesome!
Use discount code CEMS15 at check out and receive a discount on your entire order.


Archery Meeting

On August 26 from 6-7 pm there will be a mandatory parent/student archery meeting.  All students who wish to participate will need to have a parent/guardian attend the meeting. 

A Facebook account has also been set here to like our page.

Basketball Tryouts basketball

Basketball tryouts will be held October 17-20.  Click READ MORE for details.  

Donuts with Dad donuts w dad

7:45-8:25 AM, Thursday Nov. 3rd (Students with last names beginning with A-M)
7:45-8:25 AM, Friday, Nov. 4th (Students with last names beginning with N-Z)
Click HERE to register.

Help the Homeless Feel "Gloved" gloved

The SOS Club is collecting new or gently used gloves to help the homeless “Feel Gloved”. You can turn in gloves now through Dec 2nd. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Weaver

"A Night with the Stars" Semi-Formal Dance NIGHT WITH THE STARS

February 11th, 7:00-10:00, CEMS Cafeteria
Click Read More for more info or click here for the registration form

Boone County High School Science Placement Test science test

What: Science Placement Exam
Who:  Students wishing to surpass the foundational science course
When: February 17 (3:30), 24 (3:30) & 25th (9:30 AM) 
Where: Boone County High School Commons

7th Grade Chicago Trip Spirit Wear chicago
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.

CEMS Night @ Sports of All Sorts

Monday, May 16th....CEMS students are invited to Sports of All Sorts!
Prepay by Friday, May 13th....$20
Pay @ door....$25

Cost includes unlimited bowling, volleyball, basketball, 10 game tokens, unlimited pizza and drink for 30 minutes.  This event is for CEMS students only.

Click here for Form

Dance Team Tryouts

Dance Team Clinic for Tryouts:  Tuesday, Aug. 23rd and Wednesday, Aug. 24th from 2:30-4:30 pm

Where:  Tuesday the 23rd in the Cafeteria       Wednesday, the 24th in the Multipurpose Room

You MUST attend both days of this clinic to tryout.  You will learn the tryout routine and other skills for tryouts, information about the dance team and practices will also be handed out.

Red Ribbon Drug Free America Pledge RED RIBBON

Take the National Red Ribbon Campaign Pledge now and be a part of the creation of a drug free America.

Summit Named as One of the 14th Most Innovative Schools by Business Insider Magazine summit logo

Click Read More to find out why.

CEMS Dinner and Trivia Night trivia night

Join us at CEMS for Dinner & Trivia Night!
Friday, November 11th @6:30p.m.

Admission includes a spaghetti dinner, salad, dessert, and a night full of trivia!! Grand Prize package for 1st Place Team. $7 per person or Family of 4 Pass for $25.  Buy pre-sale tickets in the main office or see a STLP member or Mrs. Franks.

Toys for Tots Drive toys for tots

Until December 16th.  Click Read More for details.  

Intramural Basketball and Volleyball Registration intramurals

Intramural seasons start soon.  

Contact Mr. Franklin at with questions.


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.

Camp Trailblazer...for Incoming 6th Graders....Registration Ends July 20th.

Please join us for Camp Trailblazer on Wednesday, August 3rd from 9 am-1 pm.  Students will learn about the routines and atmosphere of Camp Ernst Middle.  Click Here for Registration Form and additonal information.

Join the CEMS Ski Club Ski Club

The Ski Club is open to CEMS students and their friends and families.  Members get special discounted rates at Perfect North Slopes.  Click here for an application to sign up.  Click Read More for information. 

Kentucky Incentives for Prevention Student Survey survey

For more info, click Read More.  If you DO NOT want your student to participate in the survey, you may find an opt-out form attached.  

Chipotle Band Spirit Night chipotle

Visit the Burlington Chipotle on Wednesday, January 18th between 4:00-8:00, show this flyer to the cashier, and 50% of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the CEMS band.  Click Read More for details.  

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 before May 5th.  


Incoming Freshmen to Boone County High School....To ease the transition from middle to high school. Join us at a day filled with activities, relationship building, getting to know your new school, and having some fun!

Click Here for More Info


PTSO Red Carpet Event red carpet

From now until January 21, the CEMS PTSO will be collecting gently used dress attire for any student in the communicty to wear to an upcoming semi-formal dance.  Click Read More for details.

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 @

NAEP Assessment NAEP

CEMS has been selected to administer the NAEP assessment to 50 randomly chosen students.  More information was mailed to the homes of selected students.  Click here to view a copy of the letter.    

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.  

Cooper High School Basketball Camp for Girls Entering Gr. 1-8
Yearbooks are now available! yearbook

Yearbooks are now available to purchase online.  Click here to place an order.  Orders will be accepted through January 28th.  

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



Boone County HS Marching Band...See Mr. Mueller for Information

"Are you in 8th grade? Are you going to Boone County High School next year? Do you like to dance? If you answered "yes" to all of those questions, you might be interested in joining the color guard section of the BCHS marching band! Stop by to see Mr. Mueller to pick up an information packet and sign up form!"

After School Events After School Events

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

Boone County High School Parent SBDM Elections

If you are interested in running for SBDM as a parent, please click here for more information.

Contact Us
Camp Ernst Middle School6515 Camp Ernst Road
Burlington, KY 41005
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Phone: 859.534.4000
Fax: 859.534.4001