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Ockerman Elementary Spring Craftshow Spring Craft Show

Spring Craft Show

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

"Hope & Well-being for All" 5K Run running

The Boone County Education Foundation is sponsoring this 5K event to support the Boone County Schools' social and emotional learning efforts, ensuring hope and well-being for all 21,000 students in the district. Funds are being raised to support programming and instruction that build grit, perseverance, resilience, mental wellness, and leadership in all students, as well as promote healthy life choices.

Online Book Fair Scholastic Book Fair
PTO Membership OES PTO organization

Click here to join our PTO !

Thank you for supporting our students!

Welcome Back Letter Welcome Back Letter

Welcome Back to School 2018-2019

Mrs. Best's Welcome Back Letter

Occasional Student Pick Up Occasional Pick up

Please complepte this form if you plan on picking up your child occasionally during the school year.

Occasional Pick Up Form

Bus Routes Mock Run buses

Boone County Schools is helping to prepare parents, students, and the community-at-large with a dry run of the BC school bus routes! The "rehearsal" or mock run will happen on Monday, August 13. All buses will be driving the exact routes. This will give our transportation department an opportunity to correct/tweak things prior to the first day of school on Wednesday, August 15.

PTO Spirit Wear Sale Spirit Wear Sale

OES Spirit Wear

Click here to order your OES Spirit Wear

Welcome to the online store. This online store has been developed to greatly simplify the apparel ordering process for you. To get started, just select the appropriate sizes and quantities for the items below.

This store will close on September 17th at 11:59 PM EDT.


Idlebrook-IB Sports custom decorates all items specifically for your order. All Sales Are Final. Items, fabrics, and colors are produced as advertised to the best of our ability. Substitutions of equal or greater quality may be made if stock is unavailable. No order can be returned or exchanged especially due to incorrect fit or other sizing issue.


Stuff The Bus stuff the bus

It's time to Stuff the Bus!!! Bring three or more items to any Northern Kentucky Chick-fil-A on July 31st and receive a chicken free sandwich! Notebooks/Composition notebooks, kids socks, packs of pencils, packs of markers and glue sticks are needed most. Our primary collection spot will be the Chick-fil-A on Houston Road, but you can drop off supplies for Boone County Schools at any location. Just let them know when you drop off your items.

Notice of Non-discrimination nondiscrimination
Public Notice
Boone County Board of Education
Students, their families and employees/ potential employees of the Boone County School District are hereby notified that the Boone County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, disability or genetic information in employment programs, vocational programs, or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups, set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. The lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission and participation in programs and activities including career and technical education programs.
2018-2019 School Supply List School Supplies

Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 School year

Please click here for the school supply!

Have a great year!  LET'S GO ROCKETS!

LinkingTogether: Youth Mental Health Summit classroom

Please join us for this two-day event, Friday, June 22 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Saturday, June 23, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Both days will include lunch, 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 Youth Mental Health First Aider training, 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.

Title 1 Parent Survey Title 1 Parent Survey

Please take a minute to complete the Title 1 Parent Surey

                                Link to Parent Survey

Drama Camp for Students with Special Needs drama

Boone County Schools will partner with the Lexington Children’s Theater to create a “Magical Journey.” Students will use their imagination and creativity to express themselves with grace and beauty through multiple artistic disciplines.  Working with Peer Tutors, Boone County Teachers and Para Educators, and the Shooting Stars Youth Theatre, students will showcase their individuality with a performance for family and friends on Saturday.    

Last Day Of School last day

The last day of school for students is May 25th!

Maker Expo 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!

Dinner Across Boone County MM Research

Click her for restaurant locations participating in "Dinner Across Boone"

When: Tuesday, May 1st
What is it:  Boone County Schools are joining together to support "Dinner Across  Boone"

Our very own Boone County Schools Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Jim Detwiler has Multiple Myeloma, which is a cancer of the blood. With Multiple Myeloma IGA cells grow out of control, taking over the healthy cells in the body. Currently there is no known cure.

Dr. Detwiler is part of a group, Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma. He is going to climb to the Kalapathar Summit portion of Mt. Everest at 18,514’ elevation this October to raise awareness for Multiple Myeloma and other cancers.

Thank you for supporting this very important research for Multiple Myeloma and other cancers. Together, we are changing lives!

For more information on Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma please visit:


Email Migration email
Boosterthon Boosterthon


                                                Click here to see a quick Boosterthon Video

Boosterthon Newsletter Blurb 2017-2018
Parents! This year’s main fundraiser is the OES Fun Run N’ Rally! It’s a 9-day program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on April 25th. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on May 4th. With our big goal of raising $10,000 for STEAM Lab, playground equipment, student incentives and awards, and much more, we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it more profitable, easier, and fun.


Students will also experience an amazing character theme, CASTLE QUEST! an English castle theme all about being brave and living with character. On their quest to regain Bravemore Castle, students will learn the “SIX VIRTUES of a TRUE HERO” from a cast of colorful characters.


Donations will go toward STEAM Lab, playground equipment, student incentives and awards, and to the entire 9-day experience. So please help our school by reaching out to sponsors. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run! Thank you for your support!

Household and Income Form (HIF) Household and Income Form
International Festival - Date Change International Fest

The Boone County Schools International Festival has been postponed and is now coming up on May 5th.  It is being held at Mann Elementary from 11:00am until 3:00pm.  Addmission is free and there will be plenty of activities for the entire family!

School Resource Officers For Elementary Schools SRO's

Boone County Schools and the Boone County Sheriff's Office are pleased to announce that Boone County Sheriff's Deputies will be manning the elementary schools in the upcoming school year.

Boone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe, Walton Verona Independent School District Superintendent Robert Storer, Judge-Executive Gary Moore, Commissioners Cathy Flaig, Charles Kenner, Charlie Walton & Sheriff Michael A. Helmig worked harmoniously to develop a plan to equip every Boone County public elementary school with a school resource officer for the 2018-2019 school year.

Service Learning Project for the Homeless Service Learning Project for the Homeless


Unified Arts Service Learning Project

The Unified Arts Team is collecting plastic grocery bags
For a Service Learning Project

The plastic bags will be made into  mats for the homeless and distributed to the Navajo in New Mexico.

Please send the bags to school

March 12—March 23

S.T.E.A.M Night STEAM Night

S.T.E.A.M Night

A great night for family learning and fun!

S.T.E.A.M Flyer

Boone County Schools App app

Boone County Schools now has its own app! Just search "Boone County Schools" in the App Store or the Google Play Store. After downloading, you can go into the user settings and customize which schools you wish to follow on the app.

PTO Taco Dinner and Silent Auction PTO Taco Dinner

PTO Taco Dinner and Silent Auction

March 2, 2018
5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m

Admission:  $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family

Dinner includes:  2 Taco's, Burrito's or Nacho's, 
1 Scoop of Rice, 1 Drink and Dessert!

Make it a fun family night.....bid on many awesome baskets and have dinner too!

International Festival International Festival

International Festival

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mann Elementary

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


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. 

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.

Video Conference From Space video conference

Students from Ockerman Elementary were treated to a video conference with an astronaut currently in space. Colonel Mark Vande Hei, who is a Flight Engineer is from Minnesota. He spent 45 minutes talking with 60 students. Colonel Vande Hei traveled to the International Space Station in September on Expedition 54 joining a crew of six, astronauts from Russia, Italy and the U.S.

Congratulations Mrs. Best

                               Congratulations Mrs. Best!

The Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) has inducted Mrs. Best into the very first cohort of Kentucky Women in Education Leadership (KWEL).  She was one of only 30 Women chosen across the state!  
                                Check out the press KASA press release!


Kindergarten Registration Information - Updated kindergarten registration

Kindergarten Registration Information with update times.

Early Childhood Learning my pre k
Archery Quarter Auction Information Archery quarter Auction
Kentucky Immunization Requirements doctor