Camp Ernst Middle School News

ILP - Individual Learning Plans Parent Workshop

CEMS Parents/Guardians,

Thank you to all who participated in the CEMS Parent Survey in December 2014.  Based on the responses, we found a large percentage of parents/guardians were unaware of what an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) was or that every student starts their own ILP in 6th grade. 


6th Grade Parent Meeting - Chicago Trip Next Year!

Any current 6th grade student who is interested in attending the Chicago Trip in 2016 there will be an informational meeting on Thursday April 23rd @ 6:30pm in the cafeteria. Parents must be present with the student. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Yelton @ if you have any questions.

Any Current 7th Grade Students - Chicago Hoodie

If any current 7th Grade student would like to purchase a Chicago hooded sweatshirt, even if you are not attending the trip, can purchase by printing off the attached FORM, and returning it to Mrs. Yelton by Wednesday, March 25th!

CEMS 5K Run/Walk

Come celebrate a healthy lifestyle with your Camp Ernst Family and Friends and join us for the CEMS 5K Run/Walk on April 24th, 2015.  The event will take place at Camp Ernst Middle School and benefit the Health and PE Department! Pre-Register by April 13th by completing the Registration Form and returning it Jenna Schreiver. Registrations will be taken until April 24th at 7:45am. Race will begin at 1pm. Hope to see you there!

NKY Solo and Ensemble

Congratulations to the following who recently participated in the NKY Solo and Ensemble:


Family Math Night

On Wednesday, March 25th from 6 - 8pm, join CEMS as we take a journey around the wonderful world of mathematics! Go from station to station learning real-world applications of math while having fun with your family and friends!  All math activities will be family-friendly. Please fill out and return the attached FORM to participate, ALL STUDENTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.


Questions? E-mail: OR

3rd Annual Faculty vs. 8th Grade Game Night

Have you ever wanted to see some of your favorite teachers and staff play basketball and even volleyball?  Well on March 23rd, at 6pm, you can come watch as your 8th grade girls take on the staff in intense games of volleyball and basketball.  Followed up by your very own 8th grade boys basketball team taking on the faculty to close up the night!  Snacks and drinks will be available at the concession stand.  Cost is $3 for Adults and $1 for Students.  Come out and support your Trailblazers!


Kentucky Student Voice Survey

From March 5th – March 25th, your child will have the opportunity to complete a survey at school called the Kentucky Student Voice Survey. This confidential survey allows students the opportunity to give feedback on specific aspects of his or her classroom experience. Students may take the survey in one or more of their teachers’ classrooms. It will be conducted during school hours only. Click Here to learn more.


Art Supplies Needed!!!

The Advanced Art Class is in need of YELLOW lids for a mural they are working on.  All other colors are no longer needed.  Thanks for all your help!

Saturday Activities CANCELLED

Due to inclement weather all activities for all Boone County Schools scheduled for Saturday February 21st have been CANCELLED.

Welcome to Paris Dance - CANCELLED

The Welcome to Paris dance scheduled for tomorrow evening has been CANCELLED due to impending weather.  The dance has been rescheduled for March 21st.  For more information, please contact the main office. 

CEMS NJHS Jam Skate Night!

CEMS NJHS is hosting another Jam Skate Night at the Florence Fundome on February 19th, 2015.  The fun begins at 6:30 and ends at 8:30.  For more information please click "Jam Skate Night."  Hope to see you there!

CEMS Drama Club host The Middle Child

Camp Ernst Middle School Drama Club is pleased to host The Middle Child, a family friendly improvisational troupe based out of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Join Missy Whitis and her team for this audience driven show.  Only $5 will get you into Cooper Auditorium at 8 pm on Saturday, February 28th.  Please email for more information.

CEMS Drama Club Presents Annie, Jr.

Camp Ernst Middle school Drama club is proud to present, Annie, Jr.  March 6 and 7 at 7:30 and March 7 at 3 pm.  Tickets are $5 and available at the door.  All performances will be held at Cooper High School auditorium, in Union KY.  Please email for more information.

February Break The Mold Award

Congratulations to Francine Kemper, ELL Teacher at Cooper High School, Camp Ernst Middle School, and Stephens Elementary School for being named the February 2015 Break The Mold Award Winner.

CEMS Athletics Fundraiser - Xavier Basketball

Support the Camp Ernst Athletic Department by purchasing tickets to the Xavier Men’s Basketball Game vs. the Butler Bulldogs on February 21st, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Cintas Center at Xavier University. Tickets are $20 with $5 from every ticket sold going back to the Camp Ernst Athletic Department.  

Tickets are On Sale Now and can be purchased at all home basketball games, from the main office at Camp Ernst Middle School, or from one of the basketball players.


CEMS Intramurals Coming Soon...

It is intramural season at Camp Ernst Middle School.  This year we are offering a boys and girls basketball league, as well as a co-ed volleyball league.  The basketball games will be played right after school and the volleyball games are scheduled to start at 4:00.  The dates for intramurals are listed on the sign up form.  All forms and fees are due to Mr. Franklin by February 3rd.  If you have any question, please contact Mr. Franklin at

CEMS Intramural Basketball Form

CEMS Intramural Volleyball Form

BCHS Lady Rebel's Middle School Night

BCHS Lady Rebel's annual middle school girls basketball night.  Next Friday, January 30, against Ryle High School.  Its a triple header with the Varsity game beginning at 7:30 pm. (Freshmen @ 4:30, JV @ 6:00).  We will have a table set up in our lobby where players and their parents can sign in to be admitted free of charge.  Hope to see you there!

Cooper High School Freshman Information

Friday, Jan. 30th: 

Cooper HS Field Trip for all incoming freshman.  We are coordinating this with all of our feeder middle schools (Gray, Ockerman and Camp Ernst).  

Thursday, Feb. 5th:

Parent Information Night for our incoming freshman parents.  This begins @ 6:30 p.m. in our auditorium.  

Wed., Feb. 11th and Thurs., Feb. 12th:

We have set aside parent conferences on both of these dates, in the evening, so we can provide one-on-one mentoring and advising to finalize your child's schedule. 

PTSO Chipotle Fundraiser

Come to the Burlington Chipotle on Monday January 19th from 5pm - 9pm to support the Camp Ernst Middle School PTSO.  Bring in or show the FLYER, or tell the cashier your supporting Camp Ernst Middle School, and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Ernst PTSO.  See you Monday from 5pm-9pm!

CEMS Spring Scholastic Book Fair

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair dates are Friday, Jan. 23rd to Friday, Jan. 30th.  The family night will be Tuesday, Jan. 27th from 2:30 to 7:00 pm.  The link to the online homepage is . The book fair will be open during the school day from 7:15 to 2:30.  

Anti-Bullying Presentation for Parents - OPEN TO PUBLIC

On Monday January 12th at 6pm, there will be a Anti-Bullying Presentation for parents in the CEMS Multi-Purpose room.  Come by to learn more about school bullying and how to help prevent it.  This event is open to the public.

CEMS Student wins 2nd place in the Adopt-A-Highway Contest

Congratulations to Paige Turner for winning 2nd place in the Adopt-A-Highway Contest presented by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  Paige will be honored at a luncheon on December 16th in Frankfort.  Congratulations Paige!

CEMS Teacher featured in CityBeat

ILP Review Night

On December 17th, from 3pm - 6pm, our 7th grade lab will be open for parents to stop by and log on to view their student’s current ILP.  There will be teachers in the lab to assist parents and answer questions about the ILP process. 

CEMS Jam Skate Night

On Thursday December 4th, NJHS is sponsoring CEMS Jam Skate Night for all grade levels.  Jam Skate Night will go from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Florence Fundome.  Cost is $3.25 for admission and $2,00 for skate rental. 

An Evening of Shopping presented by Cooper Basketball

Would you like to help kick start your holiday shopping?  Cooper Basketball is hosting a mini basketball camp for elementary and middle school boys and girls. Saturday November 29th, from 5pm - 7:30pm, cost is $15 per player, and the first 100 signed up will recieve a free Cooper water bottle. Click Here for more information.

Camp Ernst Holiday Spirit Wear Sale - Order by December 7th!!

Camp Ernst Athletic Department is having a Holiday Spirit Wear Sale!  Log on to and type in the code BEWJ5 to access the shop. Click Here for more information.  Orders are due by DECEMBER 7TH, and will be in prior to Winter Break.  Get your order in TODAY!

7th Grade Chicago Trip Deadline EXTENDED you have not signed up for the 7th Grade Chicago Trip, the deadline has been EXTENDED to November 21st.  Click Here for more information.

Camp Ernst Chipotle Night

Come to the Chipotle in Burlington on Wednesday November 5th from 5-9, for Camp Ernst Chipotle Night!  When you pay, mention Camp Ernst and 50% of the proceeds will be given back to Camp Ernst. Thanks for your support and hope to see you Wednesday Night, from 5-9 for Camp Ernst Chipotle Night!

Thank You to Officer Adam Argullin!

CEMS would like to extend a big THANK YOU to Officer Adam Argullin for   coming to speak with our students, parents, and teachers on the dangers of drugs for National Red Ribbon Week!

Open Your Eyes, Be Resource Wise!

We hope students and their families are making use of the free energy efficiency kits available through These free kits are great and they contain energy-saving items that can save you money each month!

But the free kits aren’t just for students - you can sign up for a kit as well. In fact, every single person in your school community is eligible, so spread the word!

There are two easy ways to request your free kit right now:

So, spread the word and sign up for your free kit today!

Veterans Day Celebration

Camp Ernst Middle School would like to welcome and honor veterans for breakfast on Tuesday, November 11th.  Any relative of a student or staff member who has or is currently serving in the Armed Forces is invited to attend a breakfast.  The veteran, along with their student, will receive breakfast and be honored in a special presentation.  The breakfast and presentation will run from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  If your child has a relative who served, or is currently serving in the Armed Forces, please fill out the form and return to Mrs. Dragan in the main office by Friday, October 31st.

Yearbooks for Sale

If you would like to purchase a CEMS yearbook for the 2014-2015 school year, please click on the link below:

There are 2013-14 yearbooks available for $38.00 and 2012-13 yearbooks available for $25.00.  If you are interested please contact Shannon Aguinaldo.

Drug Awareness Month - Presentation

CEMS would like to invite your Cooper Cluster parents to a “Current Drug Trends” training class. The class will be offered at the Cooper Auditorium on October 29th at 7pm. The class will last approximately 60-90 minutes.

Science Family Fun Night

Greetings Camp Ernst families! We are hosting our first annual Science Family Fun Night here at Camp Ernst Middle School on October 28th from 6-8 pm.

Spanish Classes Reach Out to Spain

Senora Post Spanish classes talk weather and family over Skype with Maria from Valencia, Spain.  Click Here to see our very own, Chase Clore's, Michael Dementjevs, Connor Stuart, and Jared Domaschko and Joshua Daly's conversations.

Basketball Tryouts

Basketball Tryouts will begin October 15th!  – All students trying out will be required to produce a copy of a current KHSAA Middle School Physical Form – copies are available on our website and in the front office.  Dr. Dragan will be here at CEMS on October 6th at 7pm, physicals will cost $20, first come first serve.  Students will be required to attend multiple days.  If you have any questions please contact Drew Bredenberg.  Times...

2014 Northern Kentucky Youth Science Summit

The 2014 Northern Kentucky Youth Science Summit will take place on October 4th from 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. at Northern Kentucky University's Griffin Hall.

7th Grade Chicago Trip will be an informational meeting on Tuesday October 7th for those interested in the 7th Grade Chicago Trip. Click Here for more information.

CEMS Scholastic Book Fair

CEMS Library is having the Scholastic Book Fair from Friday, September 19 to Friday, September 26.  Family night is Tuesday, September 23rd from 2:30 to 7:00.  All other days it is open just during school hoursIf you would like to view the online book fair, use this link

Microsoft Student Advantage Program

Big imageAs part of our district licensing agreement, Microsoft has announced the Microsoft Student Advantage Program.  This program allows students in our district to install Office products on up to 5 devices – FREE.

Pre-Sale Craft Fair Ticket Form

Click Here to get the Pre-Sale Craft Fair Ticket Form.  Join us for the 5th Annual CEMS Craft Fair on Saturday October 4th from 10am - 3pm.


The Adventurer team is conducting a fundraiser, Blazer Strong, and would appreciate your support!

Discounted Perfect North Slopes Season Passes

Discounted Perfect North Slopes Season Passes now available for 2014-2015 season!  Prices good thru November 12th!

Varsity Volleyball WINS Kentucky Klash

Congratulations to the Camp Ernst Varsity Volleyball team on winning the Kentucky Klash this weekend at Dunbar High School in Lexington, KY. 

Curriculum Nights - CORRECTION

The dates and times for this years Curriculum Nights are incorrect in the student agendas. The following are the CORRECT days and times for each grade level.

6th Grade - August 25th 

7th Grade - August 27th

8th Grade - August 28th

All Curriculum Nights will be from 7-8pm

Spirit Wear Online

Camp Ernst Spirit Wear will be available online through August 17th.  Click Here to order!

KHSAA Middle School Physical Form

If your child is in grades 6-8 and will be participating in a sport sanctioned by the KHSAA during the 2014-2015 school year a current sports physical is REQUIRED and must be on the KHSAA approved MIDDLE SCHOOL physical form. Click here to download the correct KHSAA Middle School physical form.

Schedule Pickup Night

Schedule pick up is a time for students and parents to come to CEMS to pay school fees ($60.00), pick up class schedules, join the PTSO, put money on student’s cafeteria account,  purchase supplies and walk with your student to locate classrooms in preparation for their first day. 

Heroin Town Hall Meetings

Meetings Information

Digital Drivers License - Technology

Digital Drivers License is a requirement for students who intend to bring their own technology to school.  Click on Digital Drivers License to begin working on yours!  For more information check under Student Resources.


A special heart felt thank you to Ms. Christine Gregorio for the generous donation of red and white latex paint to the Art Department.  Wonderful parents here at CEMS!! Thanks so much!!

SBDM Special Meeting

Site Based Council Special Meeting

Monday, May 19, 2014

2:45 pm

Closed session for principal candidate interviews

Jaguar Cross Country

Jaguar Cross Country Information

Elementary and Middle School Cross Country programs. Registration night is Wednesday May 28 at 6:00pm in the library of Cooper at 6:00pm.  This program is open to any student boy or girl entering Grades 1-8 for the 2014-2015 school year.  I have attached our registration form for you.  If you have any questions, please let me know. 


Report Cards

Report cards will not be mailed out.  They will be available on line (Parent Portal) next week until June13.  Parents may come to the school and get a hard copy any time.

Special SBDM Meeting

SBDM Special Session Meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

1:00 p.m.

CEMS Conference Room

This meeting will be a closed session for candidate interviews

for the CEMS Principal position.

Camp Trailblazer for Incoming 6th Graders and Any Student New to CEMS

Information and Registration Form

Win a Kindle Fire!!

Click here for Kindle Fire Giveaway Details

2014-2015 SBDM Council Positions Available

We are currently accepting applications to fill two open positions on our school's SBDM council for the 2014-2015 school year.  Applications must be turned into the office by 2:30 on Tuesday, April 29th.  Elections will be held on Thursday, May 1st during school hours and also from 7-8pm that evening during the incoming 6th grade orientation.  Parent information and applications can be found on our school's website on the SBDM tab.  Please contact the office with any questions that you  may have.  

Special SBDM Meeting

There will be a special session SBDM meeting on Friday, May 2 at 2:45 in the CEMS library.

CEMS Sports Dance

For more information please CLICK HERE

School Bus Information

Please be aware of the following:

1. Students must be at the bus stop five minutes prior to the bus arrival.
2. Parents are responsible for supervising their children at the bus stop.
3. Parents must provide transportation for any temporary changes to the student's assigned location.


Special SBDM Meeting

Tuesday, May 6 at 2:45 in CEMS Library to draft interview questions for new principal hiring

Cooper HS PTSO Board Seeking Volunteers

Cooper PTSO Board is looking for volunteers to fill some open positions for the 2014-2015 school year.  Qualifications to be eligible for board positions are simple; have a desire to continue to make Cooper a wonderful school, be a PTSO member, have a student at or attending Cooper during the school year, have an approved background check and be available to attend monthly board meetings. If you are interested in being part of a wonderful organization and helping Cooper High School please contact Jennifer Bechtol at 859-371-3836 or by email at<> by May 14, 2014.


August 18th and 19th 2:30-4:30pm Clinic in the Cafeteria
August 20th 2:30-5:00pm Tryout in the Multipurpose room
August 21st 6pm Parent Meeting (If you make the team)

Principal Hagerty takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

WATCH our Principal, Stephanie Hagerty take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Boone County High School Freshman Orientation

Orientation Invitation

NKU ExploreMore 2014

ExploreMore Summer Flyer

ExploreMore Brochure June 23-27

ExploreMore Brochure June 16-20

Norse ThinkTank June 16-23

Norse ThinkTank Flyer

Norse Think Tank and ExploreMore are popular enrichment programs designed to meet the needs of academically, creatively, and artistically gifted students K-8.  We offer an ever-changing variety of courses in science, mathematics, visual and performing arts, and original transdisciplinary studies.  Students choose their own classes on a first-come first-served basis.

Summer Camps and Summer Reading Assignments

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