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Need a Holiday Gift Idea? Check out our new spiritwear! Conner Sunglasses

Need a great Holiday gift idea? 


Check out these cool ideas – Conner Nike quarter zips, or polos, or pop sockets for that special student’s cell phone.


Go to http://www.asbaces.com/newaces/default.aspx?UID=CMSLINK to order!

Now Accepting Ignite Applications ignite

To inspire learning for youth and adults by unlocking minds to the adventures and wonders of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the arts; ultimately opening imaginations and elevating opportunity for all in our region. That is the mission of the Ignite Institute (opening for the 2019-2020 school year).

We are now accepting applications! To apply go to: https://www.igniteinstitute.org/

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

Veterans Day Contest
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"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.

Energy Star energy star

Seven schools have just recently received their 2018 ENERGY STAR re-certification. They are: Burlington Elementary, Florence Elementary, Kelly Elementary, Longbranch Elementary, Stephens Elementary, Thornwilde Elementary and Conner Middle. Congratulations to these schools!
Boone County Schools is now proud to have 13 ENERGY STAR certified school buildings. These schools are ranked among the top in the nation for energy efficiency!


Click here to see all of our Energy Star schools!

Picture Day Info
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.

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 Volleyball Tryouts

2018 Season Tryout Information:

  • Thursday, July 26th 8:00 - 10:00 am (first cuts)
  • Friday, July 27th 8:00 - 10:00 AM (final cuts)

Student must have KHSAA sports physical and tryout form to be eliglble for tryouts.

If you need a tryout form, stop by CMS during office hours.

If you have questions, email Mrs. P at jo.pennington@boone.kyschools.us

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.

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.    

Middle School Play


When a small town girl searches for a “modern” life in the bright lights of 1920’s New York City, will she chose money or love? To find out, come see Conner Middle School’s production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior.”

Show times:

May 10-11 at 7:00 and Saturday the 12th at 2:00 and 7:00


Students: $3.00 Adults $5.00 Children under 4 free.

Last Day Of School last day

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

6th Grade Parent Orientation
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!

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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!

Pies For Pooky Pouches pies

Conner Middle School held an assembly to celebrate the students' contributions for Pooky Pouches. Students that donated blankets for Pooky Pouches received a chance to pie a teacher in the face! The top 20 student contributors also played a game of basketball with the staff. Conner Middle School, Camp Ernst Middle School, North Pointe Elementary School, Thornwilde Elementary School, Goodridge Elementary School, and Collins Elementary School all participated in filling over 500 bags for the third straight year!

Book Fair
  • The Spring Book Fair is coming up: Mar. 15th – 22nd     
  • BOOK FAIR FAMILY NIGHT is Tuesday, Mar. 20th (5:00-7:00)
  • Check out the Book Fair webpage to preview or order online http://www.scholastic.com/bf/cms1

Contact Julie Trame to volunteer: julie.trame@boone.kyschools.us

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.

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.

Pooky Pouches pooky pouches

Conner Middle School’s Colts Care program has teamed several Boone County schools to collaborate on a service project called Pooky Pouches. They are working in coordination with the non-profit Hope in Heels to create comfort bags to give to children that are removed from their homes and placed into emergency foster care. Over 500 bags were filled for the third straight year! Conner Middle School, Camp Ernst Middle School, North Pointe Elementary School, Thornwilde Elementary School, Goodridge Elementary School, and Collins Elementary School were all represented.

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.

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Robotics Class

Term 1 and Term 2




Kentucky Immunization Requirements doctor
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Drama Bootcamp: Any student interested in auditioning for the school musical are encouraged to attend our drama bootcamp, November13-16 from 2:45 till 5:00. Students will learn a few dance steps, work with scripts, and learn the music they will use for the auditions. This is not mandatory requirements, but it allows students the opportunity to preview what it is like to be a part of the musical at CMS. Auditions will be the week after Thanksgiving. More information will come about the auditions next week.

Basketball Tryouts

This week October 23

Book Fair

The Fall Book Fair is coming up: Oct. 2nd  – 10th    

  • BOOK FAIR FAMILY NIGHT is Thursday, Oct. 5th ~ 5:00-7:00

Check out the Book Fair webpage to preview or order online http://www.scholastic.com/bf/cms1

Contact Julie Trame to volunteer: julie.trame@boone.kyschools.us

Go Pantry

The collection will take place September 11-15th and we are collecting fruit cups and applesauce cups.


form for approval

Go Pantry
Cheerleading Tryouts


Solar CMS

Parents please be aware there will be a Total Solar Eclipse of the sun on Monday August 21st. 

School will remain in session with special activities or lessons planned for students about the eclipse. We will not allow students to participate in any unstructured outdoor activities. We will advise students not to look directly into the sun during dismissal. More detailed information and web links about the Solar Eclipse and where you can purchase Solar Eclipse safety glasses can be found on the district website.

Options for students/parents:
1. Normal school, normal dismissal for student.
2. Complete and Educational Enhancement Opportunity form to view the eclipse with your child. Your child will be counted as present at school. Use this link: https://docs.google.com//1FAIpQLSc47YVwPHpc02YstS/viewform
3. Pick up your child early for an excused early dismissal or fill out an EEO (see link above) for a partial day and your child will be counted as present.
4. Keep your child at home. Write a note and they will receive an excused absence.
5. Contact school and ask us to hold your child until 4 pm for parent pickup.


Solar Eclipse


Important Information about the Solar Eclipse

On Monday August 21st, 2017 we will experience a total solar eclipse, an event that hasn’t occurred over the U.S. mainland since 1979.  A total solar eclipse, which is when the moon completely covers the sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide swath of the country.  While Boone County is not located in this area, we will still be able to view the partial solar eclipse.

This event will be an extraordinary educational opportunity for our students.  Many of our schools will have special activities or lessons planned for this day to accompany the event.  While this event is extremely exciting for our students, we must also acknowledge the importance of proper eye safety.  While it should be common sense not to stare directly at the sun with your naked eyes, this advice will be even more important during this event.  The eclipse must be viewed only through proper eclipse glasses.  Schools with planned viewing activities will require students to wear proper solar eclipse glasses.

In order to protect our students’ eyes during this event:

  • Students will not participate in any unstructured outdoor activities, including recess
  • Students will be advised to not look directly at the sun without wearing solar eclipse glasses
  • We will provide additional personnel until 4pm for parents who do not want their children riding the bus during the eclipse.Children who do not ride the bus for that reason will have to be picked up by parents at 4pm.
Applying for Aide/Extra Posiitons
Summer Sports Camp Registration
New Student Orientation/Information

The Conner Middle School Drama Club will perform Shrek Jr. this week at Conner High School on Thursday and Friday at 7:00, and Saturday at 2:00 and 7:00. Student tickets are $3 and adult tickets are $5. Please come out and support our cast!

SBDM Meeting

The April SBDM meeting will be held on 4/20 at 3:45 p.m. in room 202. 

For all 8th grade students:

Please go to www.connerhs.com to review the 2017-18 Conner High School course description book (under the Academics tab). At 5:00pm tonight (2/28/17), the google doc will open to register for classes (also under the Academics tab). It will remain open for one week.

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.

Sixth Grade Orientation

6th Grade Parent Orientation for the 17-18 school year will be held in the CMS cafeteria on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017.  The first session with run from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the second session will run from 7-8 p.m.  See you there!

8th grade parents:

There will be a scheduling information session for PARENTS of current 8th graders who will be attending CHS in the fall of 2017.  This will occur on 2/27 at 6:30 PM in the auditorium at CHS.  Counselors and administrators will present and answer questions for the upcoming year.  Scheduling will take place after this date via an online document that will be released.  If you have questions please plan on attending.  Please park in the lot that is to the east of the building (by the athletic field).

The 8th grade STUDENTS will have a separate meeting at CMS on 2/23 in the AM.

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. ‬‬ 

Intramural Basketball

CMS Intramural Basketball

Attention ALL Conner Middle School students! Intramural Basketball season is just around the corner. ALL BOYS AND GIRLS are encouraged to participate. All registration forms AND money are DUE by FRIDAY, February 10th! NO LATE REGISTRATION FORMS WILL BE ACCPETED!!! Monday, February 13th is Team Selection Day. You MUST be present on this day to pick your teams. If you played for a Conner MS basketball team, only one (1) CMS school player may play on each intramural team. First games will be Monday, February 20th and conclude on March 21st. Games will be played on Mondays and Tuesdays. In case of bad weather on game days, we will use Wednesday’s as make-up days.  Registration forms are available in the Front Office or from Mr. Stigall in Room 213. If you have any questions, see Mr. Stigall.


Cancer Walk

Cancer Walk Info

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8th Grade Parent Night


Open for Info

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.

CHS "Run With the Cougars" 5K to be held on Saturday, March 18th.  The cost for participants is $10 and all proceeds go directly back to our students in support of our Character Counts program.


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. 





Cincinnati, Ohio (Hamilton County) collects donations and distributes them to the Hamilton County and Northern Kentucky regions.

Donors can donate an unwrapped toy, new or gently used at Conner Middle School, Hebron KY 12/1-12/16 or make a monetary donation to the website link above.



Report Card

Hello, Conner Middle School!

Energy Agents is set to visit our school on 11/1/2016. This program is designed to help your students save energy through a fun educational experience—and we know your students will have a blast at the show!

But we have an important goal in mind: we intend to save 10 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy this school year with the help of all participating schools.

To achieve this goal, every family at your school can request a FREE energy efficiency kit for their home from Duke Energy. When your families and staff request and use these kits in their homes, energy is saved—and we can measure it.

Student Council Elections

Student Council Election Videos

Click here

to watch the canidates speeches


FALL BOOK FAIR - will run Oct. 13th – 20th  (7:30-3:00)
Book Fair Family Night is Tuesday, Oct. 18th. TIME CHANGE: 3:00 - 6:00

Visit the Book Fair webpage to preview or order online: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/connermiddleschool

To volunteer, contact Julie Trame: Julie.trame@boone.kyschools.us

Book Fair Highlight Video @: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/2016-fall-ms-video


Conner Middle School is proud to announce that we have been recognized by the state of Kentucky as a Distinguished School, School of Distinction based on state assessment scores released publicly today. A Distinguished School, School of Distinction identification means that CMS scored above the 95th percentile when compared to all schools in Kentucky. These are the highest scores we have ever achieved! We are so proud of the hard work from our students, teachers, support staff!  Thanks to parents for your continued support and for sending us amazing students!!  Keep up the amazing work!!


CMS Rocks!!

Student Survey



Reminders for the Upcoming Year
Schedule Pick UP

Schedule pick-up will be on August 11th from 2:00 – 6:00 in the gym.

Student Handbook 2016-17

Use the following link to access the 2016-17 Student Handbook



Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning coming to CMS!  What is it? What do you need to know?


Whooping Cough Information
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REMINDER CHORUS STUDENTS: Your fundraiser order forms are due by Wed., January 16.  No late forms can be accepted, so make sure to bring those in on time.

Design a cool bookmark and win a $50 Joseph-Beth gift card, plus your very own Bookmark Signing Event at Joseph-Beth. Pick up a template in the library.

The time of our dance on Jan. 18th has changed!! Please note, the new time is 3pm-5:30pm. If you're available to help out anytime between 1:30-6pm, please contact

Jennifer @ imamom2xs@gmail.com. Thank you!! *Background Checks required for event.


There is an informational tennis meeting for Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis that will take place immediately after school Thursday in the High School Cafeteria for interested 7th/8th grade students.  Please attend if you are interested in the Tennis Team.