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2020 Maker Expo Coming in March! 2020 Maker Expo

The World Maker & Inventor Expo is a celebration of making, inventing, problem solving and innovation with robotics, 3D printing, drones, aerospace, coding, micro-computing, CSI, Arduino, graphic design, engineering and much more.  The family-friendly expo will feature projects and programs from over 100 schools, universities, companies, and organizations in the greater Cincinnati-northern Kentucky regions.  Enjoy workshops and competitions, including drone relays, 3D design, outlaw derby races, as well as delicious pies, fries, kabobs, sandwiches, waffles and shaved ice from area food trucks!

To learn more, go to http://www.themakerexpo.com/.

2020 Scholastic Book Fair 2020 Scholastic Book Fair

2020bookfairThe Scholastic Book Fair Jungle: Elephants, Tigers, and Books, Oh My! Is coming soon to our library!  It will be held from February 21st – February 28th. Students may shop throughout the week at their scheduled library time – please check the schedule below for information about when your child’s class will shop.  The attached link will take you to our book fair home page where you can shop online, volunteer to help, and add money to your child’s eWallet account.  The book fair schedule is below; please note that in the event of a snow day, the schedule will change.

We will have one Parent/Grandparent shopping night this year on Monday, February 24th from 4:15 – 7:30 p.m.   Any student who attends will receive a door prize, and a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at the fair!  Clifford will be here to take pictures, and we will have games and a “jungle” photo booth for the students.  Hope to see everyone there!  Thanks for your support of our Mann library!

Here is our book fair link:  https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/mannelementary

Kindergarten Registration Information kindergarten registration

Kindergarten Registration Night is Monday, March 23, 2020 from 4:30-7:00 pm (at all Boone County Schools Elementary Schools)
 

Please Bring:
Completed Registration Packets
(Available at www.boone.kyschools.us - “For Parents” and all elementary locations)
Certified Birth Certificate, Proof of Residence*
Current KY Immunization Certificate
Current Physical**
KY Dental Screening,

KY Eye Exam
Social Security Card
*Phone bill, utility bill, lease agreement, etc - may vary depending upon school
**Must be dated within 1 year of start date of school

Boone County Schools 2020-25 Strategic Planning students in classroom

You are invited to a Community Conversation

We Need Your Input!

What are your hopes and dreams for your children? What skills and competencies should our students master before graduation to ensure future college, career and life readiness?  Consider joining this conversation and offering your valuable input by attending one of our 4 community conversations:

 

Tuesday, February 18
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Conner High School

 

Thursday, February 20
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boone County High School

 

Tuesday, February 25
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ryle High School

 

Thursday, February 27
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cooper High School

Superintendent Search Survey BCS

We value your opinion and your input is needed in the search for the next Boone County School District Superintendent. Follow the link below to take our Superintendent Search Survey.

https://tinyurl.com/bcssuperintendentsurvey

2019 Kindness Challenge Kindness Challenge

We welcome you to join us in a Kindness Challenge.  Join us in showing random acts of kindness to those around you!  To sign up for this challenge, please fill out this form HERE.

Smartphone Drive 2020 Smartphone Drive

Upgraded your smartphone over break? Have an old model hanging around? If so, we would LOVE to take them off your hands! Our STEAM Lab is looking for old models of smartphones to use with our new Virtual Reality Glasses. What is Virtual Reality? VR allows students to experience places, excursions, activities in a new way! For example, kids can go on a virtual field trip to Mammoth Cave right from the classroom! How cool is that! Our lab won a full class set of VR Glasses, but in order to use them, we need old models of Smartphones. If you are willing to donate, please set your cell phone back to FACTORY SETTINGS and send it in to the STEAM Lab! It's that easy! You will be providing students with a great new resource!

Mann Crayon Initiative Mann Crayon Initiative

Bring your old and broken crayons to the bucket in our FRONT LOBBY. Mann Ambassadors will collect, organize, and ship crayons throughout the year so they can be recycled for children around the US.

ColorCycle Initiative 2019 Mann ColorCycle Initiative 2019

15 pounds of dead markers that will NOT end up in landfills or our oceans. Did you know that Crayola has a program called ColorCycle? Crayola ColorCycle accepts all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. That includes dry erase markers & highlighters. This year, the Mann Ambassadors will be collecting items for the ColorCycle ALL YEAR! In the front lobby, you will find a large bucket with a COLORCYLE sign. This is where those items will go. We will check them regularly, and send them back to Crayola to be recycled and repurposed!  To learn more about this process, click HERE.

Drop off your “old” or “worn-out” markers INTO the bucket (In the atrium by the library)! We will do the rest!

Inclement Weather Information snow

Unpredictable winter weather may necessitate Boone County Schools to alter daily schedules or routines within the district. To be prepared please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family. Also, have child-care arrangements already in place should the need arise to close school early, delay or cancel school.

 

Stay up to date with all weather related delays and closings by following @BCSWx on Twitter. 

 

Boone County Schools Inclement Weather Information

Tobacco Free tobacco free

In 2019, the Kentucky legislature passed HB11, a statewide 100% Tobacco Free School bill. 100% Tobacco Free Schools prohibit tobacco use, including vapor products and alternative nicotine products, by staff, students and visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week, inside Board-owned buildings or vehicles, on school owned property and during school-sponsored events, trips and activities. The primary goals of these policies include reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and encouraging tobacco users to consume less of the addictive product.
The more significant long-term effect of these policies, however, is to reduce youth tobacco use by reducing student exposure to tobacco use as an acceptable behavior by role models important to their development. For additional information about tobacco free schools, visit the Tobacco Free Schools website.

http://www.tobaccofreeschoolsky.org/index.html

LinkingTogether: 3rd Annual Youth Mental Health Summit mind the mind

Please join us for this two-day event, Friday, February 28, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, and Saturday, February 29, from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Both days will include a meal, a keynote speaker, and various workshops and seminars, led by national, state and local experts in the areas of youth mental health.

Session topics will include Trauma Informed Care, Social Emotional Learning, Drug Free Clubs of America, Bullying, Resiliency, Mindfulness and many more.

The goals of the Summit are to increase mental health literacy, to reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders in our community and to strengthen community response to youth development through awareness, knowledge, connectivity and access.

Click here to get tickets