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Panther Purée Advances to State Competition

On May 26th, 2015 the Fleming County High School Panther Purée Junior Chef Team competed in the Regional Competition at the Bath County Cooperative Extension Office.


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Free Student Sports Physicals

In an effort to make the free physicals a one day affair for the doctors and to make the day flow smoothly, the following schedule has been developed for the afternoon of June 1, 2015:

3:30        High School Fall Sports

3:45        High School Winter Sports

4:00        High School Spring Sports

4:30        Middle School Sports

The existing 8th graders are considered high school and will need the high school physical.  The incoming 7th grade and 8th grade classes will need to use the middle school physical form.  This is the only free physical that will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Tony Roth at 845-6601 or tony.roth@fleming.kyschools.us.

No physicals will be given without parent signatures and parent portions completed.


FCS Summer Feeding Program

Fleming County Schools is pleased to announce our participation in the Summer Feeding Program.  The Summer Feeding Program will be located at Fleming County High School. Breakfast and lunch will be offered for football, girls’ and boys’ basketball, volleyball, and band camps. The district will also be serving the Fleming County Public Library programs and the Fleming County Extension Office programs, along with any child from 2 to 18 years old who would like to come to the site to eat. This is a huge benefit and service, not only to Fleming County Schools but to the greater Fleming County community. Any child from ages 2 to 18 years old will eat free at any of the open sites. This program is part of the Federal School Lunch Program and all costs will be reimbursed by the Federal Government. Plans are already underway to offer more lunch sites for Summer 2016, with the possibility of making the Summer Feeding Program mobile to reach more of the district’s and county’s youth.


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Gifted Program Survey

Parents and Students,

Please take a few moments to assist us in gathering information which will be helpful in improving our gifted/talented program.  If you or your child has been identified in one or more areas of giftedness, please take the following survey.  The survey will remain open through Friday, May 22.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KT2DXG8


EES Principal Selection Survey

As Fleming County Schools begins the process of selecting a new principal for Ewing Elementary School, we would like your input as a stakeholder as to the most important professional qualities the new leader should possess. The questions are based on qualities that principals must possess in order to be effective. There is also space at the end of the survey for any comments or questions that you would like to share concerning the selection of the new principal of Ewing Elementary School. The district thanks you for your input.

You may access the survey by clicking or copying the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q8VZK23

The survey will close on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm est.

Thank you for your feedback. The information gathered will be shared with all stakeholders.

 


FCHS Principal Selection Survey

As Fleming County Schools begins the process of selecting a new principal for Fleming County High School, we would like your input as a stakeholder as to the most important professional qualities the new leader should possess. The questions are based on qualities that principals must possess in order to be effective. There is also space at the end of the survey for any comments or questions that you would like to share concerning the selection of the new principal of Fleming County High School. The district thanks you for your input.

You may access the survey by clicking or copying the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7DKBBSX

The survey will close on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm est.

Thank you for your feedback. The information gathered will be shared with all stakeholders.


2015-2016 Grading Practices Survey

Fleming County Schools is seeking feedback on the proposed changes to the district's grading practices and guidelines for the 2015-2016 school year.

 


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We are FC!

Watch as FCS continues our journey to become a "District of Distinction!" We are FC!


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Faculty and Staff,

As we return from Spring Break, our work now must intensify as we prepare students for state assessments, final grade/class/course requirements and graduation. As we conveyed to the principals, this is the most important time of the year. These last remaining weeks will make or break us. It is so important to end the school year on a good note.

 


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April Calendar of Events

The Fleming County Schools April 2015 Calendar of Events is available online - click here to view.


Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year will be held on April 15th, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Fleming Mason Energy.


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Breakfast Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Fleming County High School for their 1st place finish in the Kentucky Breakfast Challenge.  They had the most improved breakfast participation rate statewide over the past year in their division. They received a $1,500 prize which has been utilized for their breakfast program.  Simons Middle School also placed 2nd statewide in their division, receiving a $1,000 prize for their program.  Research shows that students who eat breakfast have improved overall health and academic success, so please join us in encouraging our students to eat breakfast!


Operation Preparation 2015

FCS 8th & 10th grade students have been preparing for their future at Operation Preparation 2015.  We appreciate all our community partners who have volunteered their time and expertise to provide insight for our students on their future careers - your support is making a difference in the lives of our students!


School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Friday, March 6th due to weather and road conditions.  


16th Region Basketball Tournament Postponed

Due to inclement weather, the Boys Basketball 16th Region Tournament has been postponed.  The Fleming County game vs. Raceland will be held on Sunday, March 8th beginning at approximately 3:30 p.m. at Morehead Sate University's Johnson Arena. 


School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Thursday, March 5th due to inclement weather. 


Early Dismissal 3-4-15

Fleming County Schools will be dismissing early today beginning at 1:30 p.m. at FCHS, SMS, & FES. EES, HES, & WES will dismiss as soon as buses arrive from FCHS & SMS. 


March Calendar of Events

Click here to view the Fleming County Schools March 2015 Calendar of Events.


School Delay 2/27/15

Fleming County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay on Friday, February 27th.  Students will be dismissed at the normal dismissal time.


School Delay 2/26/15

Fleming County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay on Plan B on Thursday, February 26th.  School start times will be delayed by one hour; however, students will be dismissed at their normal dismissal time.  For information on Plan B, please click here.


School Delay

Fleming County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay Wednesday, February 25th.


School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Tuesday, February 24th due to inclement weather.


School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Monday, February 23rd due to road conditions and falling temperatures.  


School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Thursday, February 19th and Friday, February 20th due to inclement weather.


School Closing - February 18, 2015

Fleming County Schools will be closed Wednesday, February 18th due to inclement weather.


School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Tuesday, February 17th due to inclement weather.


FCS 2015-2016 Approved Calendar

The Fleming County Schools 2015-2016 Academic Calendar has been approved by the Board.  This calendar was approved after consideration of feedback from all stakeholders on the district calendar survey.  To veiw the calendar, click here.  We appreciate your input and we are looking forward to a great 2015-2016 school year!


FCS Offering Commercial Drivers Class

Fleming County Schools will be offering a commercial driver’s license class starting at the end of February (minimum number of participants required).  You will receive a class B-CDL license with a P & S endorsement, which will enable you to drive a public school bus in the state of Kentucky.  Only those interested in driving a school bus for Fleming County Schools need apply.  Upon completion of the course, you will be hired by the Fleming County Board of Education as a substitute bus driver.  If interested, call Willy Campbell at 845-5851.


National School Counseling Week

February 2nd-6th is National School Counseling Week!  Fleming County Schools would like to thank our school counselors for their hard work and dedication to our students!


School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed today due to adverse weather conditions.


School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Friday, January 30th due to weather conditions.


February 2015 Calendar of Events

The February 2015 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.


School Delay

Fleming County Schools will operate on a one hour delay Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.


School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Monday, January 26th due to adverse weather conditions.


School Delay

Fleming County Schools will operate on a one hour delay on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.


School Closing

Due to adverse weather conditions, there will be no school for students or staff on Thursday, January 8th.  We will continue to monitor weather conditions as necessary.


School Attendance Area Transfer Request

Parents or guardians who wish to request that their child attend school outside of their residential attendance zone must complete and submit a School Attendance Area Transfer Request form to the superintendent by February 1, 2015.  This is required annually.

The form is available at the superintendent’s office, any Fleming County elementary school, or may be downloaded and printed from the district’s website (click here).  The attendance area zone map is available for viewing at the district office.

 


District Strategic Plan Survey

Fleming County Schools is embarking on the important process of developing a strategic plan. The strategic plan serves as a road map; it outlines the goals that the school district strives to achieve and the steps to reaching those goals. To accomplish this task, we need your feedback. To be as inclusive as possible, the district will reach out to everyone in the community via the Strategic Plan Survey. This survey will be conducted from January 7, 2015 to January 21, 2015 to gain an understanding of the community's view to the proposed strategic plan. The survey will be open to all parents, guardians and members of the community. The Strategic Plan Survey contains 32 questions designed to evaluate the strategic framework. Your responses will provide the district useful information as we prepare for the next steps.

Please access the survey here.  Thank you for your input.


Cold Weather is Here!

Attention Parents & Guardians:

Our area will be experiencing very cold temperatures over the next several days.  The safety of our students and staff is our top priority when making the decision to close or delay school.  We can assure you that our school buildings are warm, safe, and an ideal place for students to be when it is extremely cold outside.  Parents should make sure that their child is dressed appropriately for the cold weather.  The district urges students to wear winter hats, gloves, heavy coats and boots.  Frostbite and hypothermia are serious risks and need to be taken into consideration.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately in layers over the next several days.  We will continue to monitor weather reports and send updates as necessary.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the district office at 845-5851.


Student Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Fleming County is conducting a Student Survey (Elementary).  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.

In order to complete the survey, please go to:


http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/0994876

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.  Your honest opinion is appreciated.

The survey will remain open through January 30, 2015.  Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.


District Improvement Plan Parent Survey

 In an effort to improve system practices, Fleming County is conducting a Parent Survey.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.

In order to complete the survey, please go to:

http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/5247808

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.  Your honest opinion is appreciated.

The survey will remain open through January 30, 2015.  Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.


FCS January Calendar of Events

The FCS January 2015 Calendar of Events is available online - click here to access.


School Calendar Update

Legislation passed last spring allows districts to have instructional days on no less than 170 days AND have at least 1062 hours of instruction in all schools.  Based on this change, students will not have to make up the day dismissed on November 17 because all schools in Fleming County had enough time built in to still meet the minimum instructional time and day requirements.  December 22nd will not be a school day for students at the present time.


FCS December Calendar of Events

The Fleming County Schools December Calendar of Events is available online.  Click here to access the calendar.


School Delay

At the present time, Fleming County Schools will operate on a one hour delay on Tuesday, November 18th.


November Calendar of Events

The Fleming County Schools Calendar of Events for November, 2014 is available online.  Click here to view the calendar.


iPhone & iPod Touch Donation Program

Do you have an old iPhone or iPod Touch you are no longer using?  We are seeking donations of used iPhones and iPod Touch devices to utilize for instructional support.  These devices can be erased and used for educational purposes on the district Wi-Fi network.  For more information on how you can help, click here.


October STARS

Staff & Teacher Achieving Results with Students

October STARS

 

The following staff members have been recognized for their dedication to the students of Fleming County Schools.

 


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Former Ewing Elementary for Sale

Fleming County Board of Education has declared the former Ewing school building and parking lot surplus property and will be auctioning this property at public auction.

Date/Time:  October 1st, 2014, 10:00 a.m.

Location:  School Street/Euclid Avenue, Ewing, KY  41039.  Auction signs will be posted.

Tract 1 – consists of a 3 story brick structure with 4 +/- acres of land.  This structure is a typical school building with several rooms and normal facilities.  This property could have several uses.

Tract 2 – consists of a .53 +/- asphalt parking lot.

Tract 1 and 2 will be offered individually, and then combined, selling whichever produces the highest selling price.

There will be some personal property offered in quantity lots.  Some of the items included are:  filing cabinets, wooden desks, chairs, overhead projectors, student desks and chairs, tables, industrial mixer, TV’s, and other miscellaneous items.

Chuck Marshall Auction and Real Estate Company will conduct the auction.  For inspection prior to the auction, contact Chuck Marshall at 606-782-0374.


Fleming County Schools Rank 6th in State in Attendance Improvement

KDE recently announced that Fleming County Schools, district-wide, increased in overall attendance percentage by + 1.102%.  Our district percentage attendance was 95.21% for the 2013-2014 school year.

This increase was the 6th highest attendance percentage increase in the state.  That kind of increase is an accomplishment for students, parents and staff.  Fleming County students made great gains in attendance because the district, as a whole, had a heightened emphasis on promoting good attendance; and each school’s leadership took more ownership of their school’s attendance.  This was accomplished, in part, by adhering to and implementing the policy with more consistency, without changing it.  The district had a greater awareness and focus of student attendance.

It took the board’s support, the school staff being on the front line informing and enforcing the policy in place, and the cooperation of the parents and students.

Just imagine what the possibility is of increasing Fleming County’s attendance percentage even more this year with the changes in the attendance policy.


Superintendent Announcement

On Thursday, August 7, 2014, Brian Creasman was named as the new Superintendent for Fleming County Schools.  Creasman will begin his new duties on Tuesday, September 2nd.  A native of North Carolina, Dr. Creasman currently is serving as Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services and Instructional Support for the Vance County School District in North Carolina.   “One of the reasons I applied for this position,” said Creasman, “is the small town atmosphere.  I was raised in a small town and want my daughter to have those same roots.  Fleming County has some of the best teachers and students in the state.  I'm excited to be here and I'm really looking forward to getting to know everyone and getting started.  I want to thank Vance County Schools as it has provided me excellent training and experiences that has prepared me to step into this position.  As I toured the schools and met students, teachers and the staff today, I am truly confident we can be the best in Kentucky.”

 

Dr. Creasman will be in the district intermittently until he begins his full-time duties on September 2nd.  Bill Morgan will remain as Interim Superintendent until that time.


Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Please be advised that due to the rising cost of student accident insurance Fleming Co. Schools have discontinued blanket student accident coverage for the 2014-2015 school year.  This means as a parent, you are responsible for all medical treatment for your child in the event of an accident.

 


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School Days are Here Again!

 

Fleming County Schools will open for the 2014-2015 school year on Thursday, August 7, 2014, to approximately 2300 students.  August 7 is a full day for students, with both breakfast and lunch being served.

District-wide professional development will take place for all certified staff on Monday, August 4, and Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Fleming County High School, with the first session beginning at 8:00 a.m. each day.  Opening Day for staff will be Wednesday, August 6, 2014.  All staff are to report to their home school principal.

This year’s school calendar can be viewed on the Fleming County Schools’ web page using the following link:  http://www.fleming.kyschools.us/userfiles/4/2014-2015%20Approved%20Calendar.pdf


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Superintendent Screening Committee Meeting

The Superintendent Screening Committee for Fleming County Schools will meet July 14, at 7:00 p.m. at the Fleming County Board of Education office.  Click here for the agenda.


Superintendent Screening Committee Parent Representative

The Fleming County School District is taking nominations for a parent representative to be involved with the District Screening Committee which will assist the Board of Education in the selection of a new Superintendent of Schools.  The district screening committee is comprised of one board member, one principal, two certified staff members, one classified staff member, and one parent member who is elected by the presidents of the parent teacher organizations of the schools in the district.  All interested parents need to submit their name, address and contact phone number in writing with the school secretary at the school in which your child is currently enrolled.  Nominations will end on Wednesday, June 4th at 4:00 p.m.  If you have questions, you may contact Greg Emmons, Director of Personnel at 845-5851.


Superintendent Screening Committee Meeting

The Superintendent Screening Committee for the Fleming County Schools will meet July 22, 6:00 pm. at Hillsboro Elementary.

 

 


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Fall Festival at Ward Elementary School this Friday night!!!

Chili supper starts at 4:00 p.m.

Games are from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Auction starts at 7:30 p.m.

Come out and support your school, and have fun at the same time!!


Superintendent Screening Committee Meeting

The Superintendent Screening Committee for the Fleming County Schools will meet July 17, 6:00 p.m. at Hillsboro Elementary.

 

 

 


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Accountability Scores Released

October 3, 2014

Today, the Kentucky Department of Education released test scores for each school district and each public K-12 school in Kentucky. I wanted to take the opportunity to share details about where we are and where we are going. But first, we value the strong support that our parents and community members provide and are pleased to provide you with these school report cards that outline the facts about our schools and district for the 2013-2014 school year. The information will assist you in helping us to strengthen and raise the academic achievement bar and to continue to provide educational opportunities for the future. Click here to read more.


Region 9 High Attendance Winners

Results are in for the KDPP (Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel) Region 9 Statewide High Attendance Day contest held on September 18, 2014. Region 9 consists of Augusta, Bath, Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Menifee, Robertson, and Rowan counties.  Of the 4 categories for which we were eligible (small elementary, large elementary, middle school, & high school), we had 3 regional winners!  Each of these schools will receive a $100 award from the Region 9 KDDP association.

Small elementary division winner:       Hillsboro Elementary

Large elementary division winner:       Flemingsburg Elementary

Small high school division winner:        Fleming County High School

CONGRATULATIONS!  These schools will be reported to the state KDPP association to be in the running for the statewide winner for their division!


Required Training for Substitutes

Please read below for more information regarding required training for substitutes.

Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools II is now available! 

At the start of the 2013-14 school year, all Kentucky school personnel were required to have annual training in positive behavioral interventions and supports pursuant to 704 KAR 7:160, The Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools. In response to the new regulation, KDE and KET worked collaboratively to provide Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools I, a free online professional learning resource that would satisfy the annual training requirement of all school personnel. More than 55,000 people have participated in this training and received certificates.

 


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Attention Parents of Incoming 6th Grade Students

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Wow! You have a child entering the 6th Grade, where has time gone? Below is a list of items that will need to be completed prior to enrolling your child in school. Students who are non-compliant can and will be excluded from school according to Kentucky State Law.

  1. Up to date Kentucky Immunization Certificate
  2. Physical Examination

(Date range: August 7, 2013-October 15, 2014)

Upon completion, these items should be turned into the student’s school in which they will be attending. These can be completed at the Fleming County Health Department if you have Humana, KY Spirit, Coventry Cares, Medicaid, or are self-pay which they have a plan based on income, or at your family physician’s office. You can contact the Fleming County Health Department at 606-845-6511 to schedule an appointment.

Thanks!

Jennie Applegate, RN


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Bus Drivers Wanted

We are seeking individuals interested in becoming substitute bus drivers for Fleming County Schools.  Training will be provided for eligible individuals.  For more information, contact Willy Campbell at 606-845-5851 or willy.campbell@fleming.kyschools.us.


FCS October Calendar of Events

The Fleming County Schools October Calendar of Events is available online.  Click here to access it.


Fleming County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, age or disabling condition in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Title IX - Greg Emmons

Section 504 - Melissa James

211 West Water Street

Flemingsburg, KY 41041

606-845-5851.