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ACE @ Erpenbeck setting up Science Night ride! MTR
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Parade Float Project parade float

Students and teachers from the Alternative Center for Education (ACE) and the Imagineering Academy collaborated on a parade float that won an award at the Hamilton County Veterans Day Parade in Cheviot, Ohio! They created and assembled a set of carts that displayed letters they created to spell out the word HEROES!

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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

Therapy Animal Project therapy anmials

Students at our Alternative Center for Educations (ACE) have been working on a project involving different types of therapy animals. They are currently using rabbits and chickens to see how they can impact the social and emotional support of students and how their self esteem is affected.

As part of that project, the students decided that they wanted to raise the chickens from eggs and they designed their own incubator to use in the process, requiring the students to monitor the temperature and humidity. They also monitor the development of the chicken embryos by candling the eggs. The students are raising silkie chickens and the project may evolve to include showing the chickens at the Eastern Kentucky Poultry Association Appalachian Fall Classic in Morehead, Kentucky.

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DIY Chicken Incubator - version 2

"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.

Bike Trail Project Bike Trail Project

Students from our Alternative Center for Education (ACE) are working with Innovative Dirt Solutions to rehab and rejuvenate the bike trail at England Idlewild Park.  The students are clearing the overgrowth and debris, as well as rebuilding the berms and jumps.

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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.

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Public Notice
Boone County Board of Education
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
 
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.
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.    

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!

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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!

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District Summer Credit Information 2018

District Summer Credit offerings are through a blended learning model of in-person and virtual curriculum offerings.

Your student’s home high school may also offer summer credit courses.  Those registrations are handled directly by the home high school, and not through this registration link.  The District Summer Credit Program is offered as an additional option for students and families.

All of the curriculum can be completed entirely through a virtual platform.  There will be no requirement for students to meet with their assigned teacher.  Teachers will have office hours and locations available for student assistance as needed.

District Summer Credit programs will be offered in one session:  June 11-July 6, 2018

Initial meeting date for the session will be May 30 at 6:00PM at Boone County HS

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.

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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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Solar Eclipse

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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.
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.

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. ‬‬ 

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.

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. 

SCHOOL CLOSED

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

SCHOOL CLOSED

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.

Evening Activities CANCELED

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

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!

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.  

Congratulations Graduate!!! Congratulations Graduate

A very big congratulations to Dakota Hensley on earning his high school diploma last week from ACE. Dakota has worked very hard over the years to achieve this accomplishment and everyone at ACE is very proud of Dakota for all of his hard work, effort, and determination.  Good luck in the future Dakota, we're all behind you and wish you all the best!

ACT Testing

Attention all students taking the ACT.  Don't forget that you are to report to your home school on March 4th to take your ACT.  This is one of the most important tests that you will ever take, so be sure to get plenty of rest, eat a good breakfast, and try your best.  Good luck Testers!
 

Tutoring

Attention all students!  After school tutoring at ACE has begun for the Spring semester.  Tutoring is offered every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 2:45 - 3:45.  Hope to see you there.

After School Programs

Students, the next session of after school programs is going to begin on Monday, March 3.  Join Mr. McCord after school, Monday through Thursday, for an opportunity to work out in the weightroom, receive kick-boxing instructions, and learn how to prepare healthy meals by being part of the healthy foods lab.  A great plan to get in shape before summer arrives! 

PBIS Incentive Winners Announced

The cluster winners for the second behavior incentive period of 2014 are below.  Congratulations to all of the winners.  Keep up the good work.  We will see you tomorrow during 6th period for the gaming hour and snacks as a reward for your hard work and effort.    

 

What's Happening at ACE this week!
Find out what's happening at ACE this week by clicking below for this week's edition of The ACE Weekly. [click for newsletter]

 

Parent Night at BCAP

The first parent night of the 2013-2014 school year is set for September 26th, from 5pm - 7pm.  All parents are encouraged to attend and a schoolwide incentive is in place for the students if there is 100% participation.  See you there!

PBIS Accolades

At the September 12th board meeting, the Boone County Alternative Programs will be recognized as a school of PBIS fidelity.  PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) has been implemented at the school for three years and has been instrumental in changing the climate and culture of BCAP. 

After School Tutoring and Credit Recovery

After school tutoring and credit recovery is available Monday through Thursday at BCAP for all interested students.  The tutoring and credit recovery sessions will be from 2:30 - 4:30.  Students please ask your teachers for more information if you are interested.

After School Programs at BCAP

Beginning Sept. 9th, The Boone County Alternative Programs will be hosting a variety of after-school programs that are open to all students.  The programs are designed to teach students about the importance of leading healthy lifestyles.  Some of the classes offered include Zoomba, Nutrition, Weightlifting, and Yoga.  For a schedule of activities please click here.   

Golf Outing to Benefit Alternative Programs

The Boone County Businessmen's Association's 13th annual golf outing will benefit Boone County Schools Alternative Services programs. The outing will be held on August 2, 2013 at Boone Links Golf Course.

Program Allows Drop Outs To Drop Back In

The Drop In program is designed for students who have either dropped out of high school or are in jeopardy of dropping out. The program has students taking the course load they would be taking along with remediation to catch up.