Camp Ernst Middle School News


Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will be CLOSED Wednesday February 10th.


Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will be CLOSED Tuesday February 9th.

Evening Activities for February 8th

Due to inclement weather all evening activities scheduled for AFTER 6:00pm for all Boone County Schools have been CANCELLED for Monday February 8th.

Trivia Night @ CEMS

CEMS Dinner & Trivia Night
Friday, March 4th 6:30p.m.
Join us for a spaghetti dinner, salad, dessert, and a night full of trivia!! Prizes given away throughout the night!
$7 per person or Family of 4 Pass for $25



Link to evite event:

Red Carpet Event

Evening Activities CANCELED

Due to the incoming winter storm all evening activities for all Boone County Schools are CANCELED for Friday Janaury 22nd.

Pooky Pouches

CEMS has joined Colts Care at Conner Middle School to help with their largest service project of the school year. In collaboration with North Pointe, Kelly, Collins, Thornwilde, Florence, Conner and All About Kids Center, we will be collecting items to put together Pooky Pouches. Our goal is 500 bags.

Happy Holidays from the Staff of CEMS

The Staff of CEMS wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday break.  We look forward to the remaining school year and all that 2016 has to offer our students and their families.

School resumes on January 4, 2016.  See you all next year!

Chipotle...Help CEMS

CEMS Week at a Glance and MORE

Monday, September 21st:  Book Fair at CEMS-kids will be browsing the book fair throughout the week!  Help them build their reading stamina by purchasing a new book!

Tuesday, September 22nd:  Parent night at the Book Fair from 2:30-7:00 pm.  Stop by anytime to help your child grow his/her personal library!

Thursday, September 24th:  Karen Wiebe and the drama students invite you to the CEMS production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in the auditorium at Cooper High School at 7:30 pm.

 Saturday, September 26th: PTSO Craft Fair from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Come up to CEMS to shop from local crafters-definitely one of the first of the season!!!  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at 3:00 and 7:30 pm at RCHS.



REMINDER: No School September 7th in Observation of Labor Day

School will be closed September 7th in observance of Labor Day.  Enjoy your time off and we will see you back Tuesday, September 8th!

HHC Equestrian Team


Come join our IEA equestrian team!!!!

 No experience needed - any horse enthusiast from No. KY – Grades 6-12. 

HHC has both Hunt Seat and Western teams competing both individually and as a team. This is a national association ( divided into regions across the US. with competitions at both a local and national level.   




Stuff The Bus Challenge

Help us to once again win the Stuff The Bus Challenge. Bring school supplies to the Chick Fil A store on Houston Road in Florence from 11:00am - 7:00pm on Monday, July 27th and make sure they go into the Boone County Schools bus. If you bring 3 or more school supply items you receive a coupon for a free Chick Fil A chicken sandwhich. See you on Monday!

NEW Approved Dress Code

The function of a school is that of an educational institution. No extreme or exaggerated fashion or form of personal appearance will be permitted to interfere with the educational process. School authorities may limit or prohibit any extreme type or style of student dress, personal appearance, or use of clothing apparel, which in the judgment of school officials, is deemed to create a disruption of school environment. It is solely the judgement of the administration and faculty with regards to appropriate dress. CLICK HERE to view 2015-2016 Dress Code.

LEGO Town - Camp Ernst Middle School

Join us at Camp Ernst Middle School for this year's LEGO Town! Beginning Thursday July 9th at 2pm, come check out LEGO Town created by Sam Lapin, aka "Professor Lego."  LEGO Town will be open Thursday July 9th and Friday July 10th from 2-8pm, and Saturday July 11th from 12-5pm.  For more information, visit

Camp Trailblazer - Orientation for Incoming 6th Grade Students

Camp Trailblazer is an orientation for all incoming 6th grade students.  This is designed to help students ease into the routine and atmosphere of Camp Ernst Middle School.  Camp Trailblazer will be held Friday, July 31st from 9am - 1pm, and is FREE to all incoming CEMS students.  For more information please see the ATTACHED REGISTRATION FORM.

Support the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

Show your support by purchasing a purple bracelet for $2.  Purple bracelets will be sold during lunch through next Tuesday, and will also be sold next Wednesday morning.  If you wear your purple bracelet this Friday, then you can wear shorts to school that day. However, anyone that buys a purple bracelet through next Wednesday will be put into a drawing.  Many names will be drawn. Prizes include T-shirts, candy, and tickets for free items at the concession stand.  All Proceeds will go to support the Fight Against Cancer!

Boone County HS Girls Basketball Camp

Boone County HS Girls Basketball Camp is July 20th - 23rd, from 5 - 8:15pm. For more information CLICK HERE!


Camp Ernst Media students kick K-PREP Testing off right!


2016 7th Grade Chicago Trip Deadline EXTENDED

There's still time to join your classmates!  The deadline has been EXTENDED to sign up for the 7th Grade Chicago Trip 2016!  Deadline to sign up is June 4th, 2015.  See ATTACHMENT for more information.

NKU's Summer ExploreMore and Leaders Launch Pad Programs

We are excited to share this summer’s ExploreMore! and Leaders Launch Pad Programs with you.

ExploreMore! and Leaders Launch Pad are popular enrichment programs designed to meet the needs of academically, creatively, and artistically gifted students.  ExploreMore! courses are for students from kindergarten through fourth grade and Leaders Launch Pad courses are for students in grades five through eight.  

Camp Corral - FREE Week of Camp for Children of Military Families

We wanted to share this great opportunity for military families from Camp Ernst! An information flyer is also ATTACHED.

Camp Corral will be held at YMCA Camp Ernst August 2-8. The camp is free for children of military veterans, with priority given to children of wounded, fallen, or injured vets. 


Boone County Schools Night at Florence Freedom

We as a school district have a great opportunity to raise funds for the Education Foundation to pour back into the grants that the teachers can apply for each year. We hope that you will take advantage of the opportunity to fund your classrooms as well as allowing your students and their families to enjoy an evening together at a discounted price.

The ATTACHED FLYER has all of the information but for quick reference here are a few details.


One Day Jeans Drive!

Friday the YSC is having a One Day Jeans Drive!  Please bring in gently used dress code appropriate jeans.  Collection times are before school and during lunch.  Every student that brings in jeans will get a ticket for ice cream during lunch on May 8th.

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!

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!

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!

Incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation

Come join us for Incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation on Monday April 27th, starting at 6:30pm.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get information about the 2015-2016 school year at Camp Ernst Middle School. Hope to see you there!

2015 CEMS Volleyball Camp

Join the CEMS Volleyball Coaches for the 2015 CEMS Volleyball Camp.  This years camp will be May 18th, 20th, and 21st from 6pm - 9pm.  Registration is requested by May 15th by returning the ATTACHED FORM (also available in the main office) and $40 payment to Camp Ernst Middle School.  For more information contact the main office at 534-4000 or by emailing 

From Mrs. Hagerty

Middle Years Newsletter:  Each month I will send a link to the Middle Years: Working Together for School Success newsletter.  This newsletter is a resource for parents and provides tips for middle school-age students on various topics such as building relationships, starting school and many others!  It’s a great resource for parents and students alike to help make the middle school years some of the best of their lives!!  To access the September 2015 issue, please click on the following link or cut and paste in a new browser:

Thank you,

Stephanie Hagerty, CEMS Principal

Did You Hear? Students Can Wear Shorts this Thursday and Friday!

CEMS Students have had a great couple of it's reward time!  Students are allowed to wear shorts this Thursday and Friday (9/3 and 9/4).  Shorts must be worn at appropriate length. Length must meet at finger tips.

This Week at CEMS

Monday, September 14th:  Mid-term for 1st quarter, SBDM meeting at 4:30 pm in the library, PTSO meeting at 6:00 pm. 

Wednesday, September 16th: SBDM sub-committee meetings from 3:00-3:45 pm, Washington DC parent meeting from 7-8 pm, Wendy’s night from 5-9 pm.

Friday, September 18th:  Explore for 8th graders.  The Explore test will not be part of state accountability this year but CEMS will still assess the kids and use the data for benchmarking. 

This Week At A Glance

Monday, October 5th:   We have our SBDM meeting at 4:30 pm in the library.

Tuesday, October 6th:  Technology fundraiser kick-off! CEMS will participate in a magazine sale to raise funds for technology for our building.  The fundraiser will end on October 19th.  Please help us promote our fundraiser!  More information will come home with your kids today! Thank you in advance for your support!

Thursday, October 8th:  Boone County Board of Education meeting at 7:30 pm at the Ralph Rush Center.  We also have Sports of All Sorts night for CEMS-more info below.

Friday, October 9th:  Fall Break, no school.

Monday, October 12th: Fall Break, no school.

Show Your School Spirit!

Student Council will be sponsoring Red Ribbon Week Oct 26th- Oct 30th. Show your school spirit and dress up for a chance to win gift cards
Mon- Tacky Tourist
ues- Twin Day
Wed- Sports Day
Thurs- Superhero Day
Fri- PJ Day (appropriate pj’s please)

Spirit Week...Show Your School Spirit

Blazer Madness Spirit Week themes:
Monday- Neon
Tuesday- Mathletes vs. Athletes
Wednesday- ‘Merica (show your spirit for the USA)
Thursday- Blast from the Past
Friday- School Spirit Day (wear your CEMS gear or navy & gold)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Staff here at CEMS. We wish you a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday!  



The deadline to order Ladies CEMS Spirit wear is due tomorrow.  All items can be ordered online with a credit card by selecting the link below.  The items that say "glitter" will have the glitter ink and the embroidered item is a plaid applique.  Monies raised will go towards school-wide technology.


This Wednesday and Thursday ONLY, Camp Ernst will be offering on hand Spirit Wear at CLEARANCE prices.  The sale will be going on from 5-8 in the Camp Ernst lobby during the Boys Basketball games vs. Grant County, and Girls Basketball games vs. Ockerman.  Sizes and quantities are limited.


This Week At A Glance

Monday, January 25th:  CEMS Menchie's day!  Just mention that you are with CEMS all day and we will get a percentage of the sales.

Tuesday, January 26thFamily Night at the CEMS book fair from 2:30 pm-7:00 pm.

Saturday, January 30th:  PTSO Red Carpet Event.  Please see below for more details.

Cookies and Conversations (Student Led Conferences)

Please join us for Cookies & Conversations with your child on February 11, 2016 from 3-6 pm. Please see below to sign up for a time.

This is a great opportunity to review and reflect on your child's growth and learning this year.  During the conversation, your child will take an active role by showing you work samples or projects that demonstrate their skills and learning.  There are many learning experiences and benefits for your child that accompany this format including the following:  active participation in the learning process, increased self-confidence, development of leadership skills, organization, reasonability for their learning, communication and critical thinking skills.


2nd Annual Family Science Night

Come join us for the CEMS 2nd Annual Family Science Night!

When:  October 27, 2015 5:30-8:00 pm
Where:  CEMS Cafeteria

Lots of Pizza, Drinks and Experiments!  All attending must be accompanied by an adult. 

If you would like to attend, fill out THIS  PERMISSION FORM and return to school by October 21st.

BSN Spirit Wear Orders

The BSN Spirit Wear Order will NOT be in tomorrow, as there was a printing issue.  You should be receiving an email from BSN explaining the issue.  The items will be available for pick-up at Camp Ernst on Tuesday December 22nd from 5-8pm, in the front lobby.  Sorry for any inconvenience, unfortunately we are at the mercy of different companies.  Thanks!


Drew Bredenberg, Athletic Director

Camp Ernst Middle School

New Mascot Merchandise...Order by 12/7!

If you missed your opportunity to order any New Logo merchandise, or still need to buy any last minute gifts in time for Christmas, you still have a chance!  The DEADLINE to order is DECEMBER 7th!  Log onto, and place your order today!


Video From Pep Rally...Click Here


Go Pantry is a program that provides food for hungry Boone County Kids on days schools are not in session.  We are asking that Trailblazers help by bringing in the following items...

6th Grade: Canned Soup
7th Grade:  Individual Mac and Cheese
8th Grade:  Hormel Completes

Items will be collected October 19-23.  Thanks in advance for sending items in.

Magazine Sale for Technology.....Have you placed your order?

Help CEMS Purchase New Technology
Earn College Tuition

Magazine Sale Begins
October 6th.

The money made will help us purchase grade level Chromebooks, SmartBoards, Document Cameras and Projectors for the Classrooms!

Click Here to See Student Incentives   


Congratulations to CEMS Volleyball Players! CEMS Volleyball

They won 1st place in Gold at the Kentucky Klash Middle school tournament hosted by Paul Dunbar High School.

2016 7th Grade Chicago Trip

Thank you to everyone who attended the informational meeting for the 7th Grade trip to Chicago, April 22-24, 2016.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, or need more information about next years trip, please see ATTACHMENT.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Yelton,

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 Orientation

What a great turnout for this year's 6th Grade Parent Orientation. Thank you to those who were able to attend.  If you were unable to attend, please see the ATTACHMENT for more information.  If you have any questions please contact our main office. 

CEMS Sports of All Sorts Night

Thursday October 8th
9:00p.m.~ 12:00a.m.
Prepay by Wednesday October 7th and the cost is $20.00
Pay @ the door and the cost is $25.00

The cost includes~ unlimited bowling, volleyball, basketball, 10 game tokens, unlimited pizza and drinks for 30 minutes.  This event is only for children that attend Camp Ernst Middle School.

Click here for form
Please fill out the bottom portion to turn in with your money.

Halloween Dance

7th Grade ELA Project Based Learning Experience Haunted Hallway!  The Haunted Experience is $1.

Student Led Conferences...Parent Survey

Thanks to all the parents who attended Monday evening's Student Led Conferences.  We would like to hear what your thoughts were about this night.  Please Click HERE to fill out survey.

Another Student Led Conference is scheduled in February.  Hope you can make it.

BLAZER DADS...Please join us!


Please join us for our first Blazer Dads event on Friday, December 11th at 7:45 am.

Donuts & Juice
Performance from the chorus
Dads and students will work together on a STEM activity with Mr. Don Black

Please RSVP by end of the day on Wednesday, December 9th

If any organization or business would like to contribute an item for our raffle, we would very much appreciate it. Please contact

Intramural Basketball and Co-Ed Volleyball

Intramural basketball and co-ed volleyball is coming to CEMS.  Games will be on Mondays and Thursdays, beginning February 22nd, and will run through March 24th.  Basketball games will start right after school, and co-ed volleyball will follow at 4:00 (tentatively).  Pick up a registration form in the office, or print one off at our website or social media pages.  These forms must be filled out completely to participate.  Registration must be completed and returned to Mr. Franklin by February 3rd.

Basketball Registration
Volleyball Registration


Sign up for School Delay and Closing Notifications

Important Weather Information:  All weather notifications will be announced through Remind.  We will not be sending any All Calls home for school cancellations or delays.  To sign up for Remind please do one of the following:

1. Go to and enter this code: @camperns
2. Send a text message to 81010 with the message: @camperns

3D Printing Clubs

Students at Conner, Ockerman, Camp Ernst and Gray Middle Schools are eligible for our 3D Printing Clubs!   Clubs will meet from December, 2015 - March, 2016.  Details, club meeting dates and a club application are below.  All Boone County middle school students are also eligible for our 3D modeling & invention competition and an opportunity to win a Polar 3D Printer for their school!  RA Jones has a 3D printing club as well.  RA Jones students should contact their principal for information about the RA Jones 3D Printing Club.

Click Here for More Info

Zombie Dance...Hosted by CEMS Dance Team

The CEMS Dance Team Presents…..
Friday The 13th ZOMBIE DANCE
When: Friday 11-13 7pm-9pm Cost: $5 Come Dressed as a Zombie! Zombie Walk Contest, DJ, Concessions, Zombie Face Painting $1 !!!!

Hour of Code

CEMS STLP is offering 2 days for students to experience an Hour of Code on 12/8 and 12/10 after school.  Please post these links so students can sign up.  28 seats are available for each day.  I will have announcements and flyers up as well.  Thanks!

 12/8 Event:

 12/10 Event:

CEMS Welcomes Matt Wilhelm

CEMS welcomes Matt Wilhelm, X Games Star, to reward our students with his amazing show for students who met the goal for selling tumblers and magazines.  Here is a sneak peek of what the students got to see today.



Bus Route Changes

There have been some recent changes to bus routes in the Camp Ernst district.  Please click this link to see if your route has been effected.  Read through the entire document to be sure you are aware of the changes.  Thank you for your patience and continued support.

CEMS Administration



Basketball Try-Outs

Boys and Girls Basketball Try-outs are coming up soon...mark your calendars!

All students trying out need to have a KSHAA Sports Physical.  No one will be allowed to try-out if this form is not on file.  If you have any questions, please contact Drew Bredenberg (CEMS Athletic Director).

Try Out Info: Click READ MORE to see schedule

Book Fair Starts This Friday!

Fair Dates: Friday, September 18th to Friday, September 25th, Family Night will be Tuesday, September 22nd from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

The Online Fair is open from Sept. 11th to Sept. 30th.  Click on this link to get to the online fair:

Volunteer Signups:
We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.


Curriculum Nights

Tuesday, August 25thSTAR assessment begins.  Ask your child about his/her goal!

Wednesday, August 26th: 7th Grade Curriculum Night from 6-7 pm.  The teachers will be sharing curriculum information.  Mrs. Hagerty will also be sharing school-wide information as well as sharing with our families some important information regarding parent-teacher conferences.  For your planning purposes, our first parent-teacher conference will be held on November 2nd from 3-6 pm.

Thursday, August 27th: 8th Grade Curriculum Night from 6-7 pm.  The teachers will be sharing curriculum information.  Mrs. Burton will also be sharing school-wide information as well as sharing with our families some important information regarding parent-teacher conferences.  For your planning purposes, our first parent-teacher conference will be held on November 2nd from 3-6 pm.


Many things happening with CEMS PTSO....Read All About What's Coming Up....

It's fundraising time again! Mixed Bag Designs is helping Camp Ernst Middle School reach our fundraising goals this year! Seller packets are going home TODAY - make sure to check those backpacks if you haven't seen it yet!  Inside there is a place for you to sign saying you received the catalog. Sign that and have your student return it to school on the 25th for candy.

We're offering eco-friendly totes, accessories, kitchenware and gift wrap - there's something for everyone in these catalogs.
We're Collecting Orders Now! ORDERS DUE SEPT. 11th


2015 CEMS Boys Basketball Camp

Join the CEMS Boys Basketball Coaches for the 2015 CEMS Boys Basketball Camp.  This years camp will be June 8, 9, 10, and 11 from 9am - 12pm. Registration is requested by June 5th by returning the ATTACHED FORM (also available in the main office) and $50 payment to Camp Ernst Middle School. For more information contact the main office at 534-4000 or by emailing 

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.

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!

2015 CEMS Girls Basketball Camp

Join the CEMS Girls Basketball Coaches for the 2015 CEMS Girls Basketball Camp.  This years camp will be June 15, 16, 17, and 18 from 9am - 12pm. Registration is requested by June 5th by returning the ATTACHED FORM (also available in the main office) and $50 payment to Camp Ernst Middle School. For more information contact the main office at 534-4000 or by emailing 

District Code of Conduct

The 2015-2016 District Code of Conduct is now available!  As we are beginning the 2015-2016 school year please take time to review it.  

CEMS Ski Club

Discounted Perfect North Slopes Season passes or Club Program passes are now available for purchase through the CEMS Ski Club.  Join us for our trips to Perfect North on Jan 8th, 22nd, 29th and Feb 12th from 5:30-10:30pm!  Information and instructions to purchase passes available outside room 808, front office or CEMS Ski Club webpage!

Watch Write Now
  • Do you want to watch films and movies with a bunch of fun, interesting, cool people?

  • Do you want to learn how to publish movie reviews online?

  • Do you want to learn how people use movies and film to tell stories?

  • Do you want to see and review a movie before it comes out in theaters?

If you said yes to any of these questions, 

Semi-Formal Dance Attire Needed

The CEMS PTSO is Hosting the 2nd Annual Red Carpet event 1.30.2016 from 9-1 pm.  In order for this event to be successful, we need the support of the CEMS Community!!

Since the New Year is upon us, it’s a great time to clean out your closet.  The CEMS PTSO will be collecting gently used dress attire for the students in the community to wear to an upcoming semi-formal dance at their school.


Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots toy drive is back at CEMS again this year. You can deliver toys to Mrs. Durfee or the front office and be sure to include your name and homeroom, the winning homeroom will receive a pizza party. Every student that donates a toy will also have a locker sticker in their name. The toy drive is Oct 23rd-Dec 4th.

Sports Physicals

Dr. Dragan will be at Camp Ernst on Wednesday October 7th from 6:30-8:00 to offer KHSAA Sports Physicals for anyone needing one and/or planning to tryout for Basketball.  Cost of the physical is $20, checks can be made out to CEMS Athletics.  KHSAA Sports Physicals are required to be eligible to tryout for a basketball team at CEMS.  For any questions, please contact the Main Office.


Volunteers Needed for CRAFT FAIR:

CEMS annual Craft Fair is coming up on Sept. 26 from 10-3.  We are in need of your help.  Please see Volunteer Sign


No Cook Wednesday, Sept. 16!  Come out and support CEMS at Wendy's in Burlington from 5-9!  Drive thru counts too!


End of the Year Spirit Wear Sale

End this school year in style and start next year ready to go with Camp Ernst Spirit Wear!  Order online at:

Orders must be placed by May 3rd at midnight, and will be delivered to Camp Ernst by May 22nd.  Order your Spirit Wear today!

CEMS Cheerleading Wants You!

Get Ready for Tryouts!  Join CEMS Cheerleading and work on your Tumbling and Stunting skills starting in May to get ready for Tryouts in August!  Beginning on May 7th, and continuing on Thursdays through tryouts in August from 6-8pm, CEMS Cheerleading will be working on the skills needed to take it to the next level.  For more information check out the attached FLYER!

Attendance...When Your Child is Absent from School

Daily attendance for all students is expected.  When a student is absent from school a parent or Dr. note must be turned in the day the student returns to school.  There is a basket on the counter in the main office for attendance notes.  Students may bring the note to the main office before school begins on the day they return.


Now Hiring for Bus Drivers

Boone County Schools Transportation Department is searching for applicants to join our professional team of school bus drivers delivering the future. Become part of a challenging educational environment that allows each student to achieve his or her highest potential as a learner and a citizen. We are committed to ensuring every student is college, career and life ready.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Cooper PTSO Board Members

Cooper PTSO Board is looking for volunteers to fill some open positions for the 2015-16 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. 


Cooper Parent SBDM Elections

Click here to download the SBDM Parent Nomination Form and election details.

The deadline to turn your nomination form and other supporting documents is Thursday, May 14th.   All nomination forms should be sent to our PTSO President, Angie Webster, at the hyperlink or for later reference ( or dropped off at our main office anytime between 7:30-3:30 p.m.


SBDM Parent Representative Elections

Please see attached nomination form for School Based Decision Making Council.  The information on the form will explain what this council does.  We need to elect two parents.  Please have form back to school no later then 2:30pm on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 or emailed to Voting will take place on Monday, May 4, 2015 times TBA.

End of the Year Information

End of the year Information:

  • Our last day of school will be Friday, May 29th.
  • State testing is scheduled for May 12-18.  You will be receiving more information on state testing in the coming weeks.  It is extremely important that your child attends school for testing.
  • 8th Grade Promotion-We will have a celebration of promotion for our 8th graders on Friday, May 29th.  We will promote the 8th grade by team:
  • Conquistadors at 4:30 pm
  • Innovators at 6:00 pm
  • Navigators at 7:30 pm

More information regarding the 8th Grade Promotion will follow.

Incoming Boone County High School Rebels

Attention Incoming Boone County High School Rebels:

Boone County High School will once again be offering a Summer Enrichment class in PE and Health.  The credit earned in the summer enrichment program is a pass/fail credit.  It neither helps nor hurts a student’s GPA but does fulfill the state mandated PE and/or Health requirement as well as allow more opportunities within the student’s schedule.  Please return the attached registration form along with payment to BCHS ASAP as registration will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

2015 Jaguars Middle School Cross Country

Registration for the Jaguars 2015 Middle School Cross Country season is coming up soon!  Click here to download the registration form.  Registration night will be held on Wednesday April 29th at 6:00pm at Longbranch Elementary School.  The Jaguars Middle School Cross Country program is open to any student that will be in Grades 6-8 during the 2015-2016 school year at the following schools:  Camp Ernst Middle School and Ockerman Middle School.  All forms must be turned in on reigstration night and NOT at the child's home school.  If you have any questions please contact us at 859-282-3198.