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Amended 2016-2017 School Calendar School Calendar Amended

The Board of Education for Fleming County Schools has amended the current (2016-2017) school calendar.  School will be in session on Tuesday, May 16th (Election Day), and the tentative last day for students is Thursday, May 25th (half-day).  Closing Day for staff will be on Friday, May 26th.  To view the amended calendar, click here.

March 2017 Calendar of Events Calendar

The March 2017 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

FCS Approved Calendar 2017-2018 School Calendar

The 2017-2018 School Calendar has been approved by the Fleming County Schools Board of Education.  We appreciate the input from the our stakeholders in the development of this calendar and look forward to another great school year in 2017-2018.  To view the calendar, click here

School Closing - 2/24/17 FCS Logo

Fleming County Schools will be closed Friday, February 24th due to ongoing illness in the district and electrical upgrades in the high school renovation project.  School will be in session on Monday, February 27th, 2017.

School Cancellation - Illness Out Sick

Fleming County Schools will be closed Friday, February 10th, and Monday, February 13th due to illness throughout the district. 

Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registration

Fleming County Schools Kindergarten Registration will be held on March 7th, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Double S Entertainment Bowling Alley in Flemingsburg.

FCS Photo Collage Weekly Pic Cloud

This year, Fleming County Schools is documenting all the great things that occur in classrooms and schools and why we are quickly becoming a “District of Distinction!”

February 2017 Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

The February 2017 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is online - click here to access.

Combi-Oven Request for Proposals Combi-Oven

Fleming County Schools Nutrition program is now accepting bids for one double stacked gas combi oven for Flemingsburg Elementary School.  Bid proposals close at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 10th.  To view the Request for Proposal, click here.

School Closing 1-30-17 School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Monday, January 30th due to road conditions and anticipated morning commute issues as the temperature continues to fall.

School Board Appreciation School Board Appreciation Month

Dear Fleming Countians, 

January is a special month as we recognize a group of citizens who serve students and represent the Fleming County community. January is National School Board Appreciation Month. We recognize the five elected board members and the board attorney who govern and provide leadership in the district. As I have said publicly across the commonwealth and nationally, Fleming County has a phenomenal board of education – a model for others. 

FCS Board Meeting Dates 2017 Board of Education

The Fleming County Schools Board of Education regular meeting dates have been set for the 2017 calendar year.  All regular meetings will occur on the third Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m.  For the complete schedule with locations, please click here.

2016-2017 Academic Calendar Calendar

The 2016-2017 Academic Calendar for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

2017-2018 Academic Calendar Survey Academic Calendar

FCS Stakeholders:

From the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar Survey that was released in December, we used the responses to develop additional calendar options. Calendar Options 1 and 4 are the two options that had the highest level of agreement – based on survey responses and comments. Options 2 and 3 did not garner enough responses to make it to the second round of stakeholder input. Options 5 and 6 were created based on the survey results and comments received. The options are presented in the links below:

Student Spotlight Student Spotlight

Each week, Fleming County Schools recognizes one of our outstanding students in the Student Spotlight - click here to view the recipients.

School Delay 1-9-17 School Delay

Fleming County Schools will operate on a 1-hr. delay on Plan B on Monday, January 9th. Click here for more information on the Inclement Weather Plan.

January Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

The January 2017 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

School Closing School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Friday, January 6th, 2017 due to inclement weather conditions.

School Closing School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Thursday, January 5th, 2017 due to impending weather conditions.

Infinite Campus Portal Update Infinite Campus Logo

Parents & Students: Infinite Campus will be unavailable December 23 - December 30th for maintenance. After December 30th, the links for the parent & student portal will change. The new links will be updated on the district website under the Parent Resources & Student Resources sections. If you currently use the mobile app, those settings will continue to work after December 30th.

FCS Christmas Message FCS Christmas & New Year

Dear Fleming Countians,

As we approach the end of 2016, it is important that we celebrate the holiday season. This time of the year is the perfect time to reflect, appreciate and celebrate the many things that we have accomplished in our lives. This is also a great time of the year to recognize the many things that we have accomplished together as a community. It seems like yesterday that students returned from summer break, yet, we have reached the midpoint of the academic year.

FCS Staff Spotlight FCS Staff Spotlight

Each week, Fleming County Schools recognizes one outstanding employee in the Staff Spotlight - click here to view the recipients.

2017-2018 Calendar Options Survey Calendar

FCS Stakeholders:

Fleming County Schools is in the process of planning its academic school year calendar for 2017-2018. The district has developed four calendar options (click the links below) and is seeking input from students, teachers, staff members, parents and members of the community. This is not a vote but rather an opportunity to receive input from all stakeholders. We want your input and feedback to share with members of the Fleming County Board of Education. The district reviews and values all comments as we utilize to develop a calendar that is the best for the teaching and learning process in Fleming County.

 

Cold Weather Advisory Winter Chill

Attention Parents & Guardians:

Our area will be experiencing very cold temperatures over the next several days.  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.  The district urges students to wear winter hats, gloves, heavy coats and boots.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately in layers over the next several days, especially if they will be waiting outside for a bus.  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.

 

December Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

The December 2016 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Fleming Countians,


The 2016-2017 school year is well underway and we are off to a great start to what promises to be a year of many student successes. As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday, we all must pause and give thanks for all of our many blessings. We are fortunate to live in the best community, commonwealth and nation. Our freedoms and liberties are the envy of others and those freedoms are exactly what provides us the opportunity to give thanks. 

Vision Statement for Ward Elementary

It is the vision of Ward Elementary to become a SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION that meets the needs of the individual learner and prepares them for the 21st Century.

November Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

The November 2016 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access. 

October Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

The October 2016 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

Test Scores Released Distinguished Test Scores

September 29, 2016

Dear Fleming County Stakeholders:

Today, the Kentucky Department of Education released test scores for each school district and each public K-12 school in Kentucky. I would like to share details about where we are and where we are going.

E.P. Ward Born Learning Academy

EP Ward Elementary is proud to announce the dates for the United Way Born Learning Academy for 2016-2017.

FCS Staff Health & Wellness Expo

Fleming County Schools is excited to announce a Health & Wellness Expo for our employees and their families. 

Girls Junior Pro Basketball

Announcement for those interested in Girls Junior Pro Basketball:

Please fill out registration form and return form and fee money to your child’s school or to Tina Fearin, at Flemingsburg Elementary School, by September 9, 2016.

September Calendar of Events

The September 2016 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools may be accessed here.

New Traffic Pattern at FCHS

Beginning August 11, 2016, a new traffic pattern will be used at FCHS.

 

School Bus Safety

As the first day of school approaches for Fleming County Schools, school officials and the school system’s transportation department are urging drivers to be aware of a higher volume of traffic in the county beginning Thursday, August 11, the first day of school for students.

School Days are Here Again

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.  On Thursday, August 11, 2016, our students will return to what is going to be an awesome year.

August Calendar of Events

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

Accountability System Feedback Sought

Dear Education Shareholders,

The contents of our new accountability system, which citizens provided input on in my recent Town Hall Meetings held across the state, also must conform to the regulations that the U.S. Department of Education (USED) generates to provide the implementation details by which states must abide. These regulations, in draft form, have been made public by USED for the purpose of public feedback. We need as many folks as possible to send in feedback to USED on the draft regulations to make known the areas where changes must be addressed.I am hoping that we can get at least 1,000 Kentucky citizens to submit comments and make our state the one with the most submissions.

FES Assistant Principal Selection

Dear Flemingsburg Elementary Faculty, Staff, Parents and Community:

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the SBDM council at Flemingsburg Elementary School for their work as they continue to prepare for the 2016-2017 school year. The team  has provided great leadership and they are in the final stages of ensuring the school is ready to start strong on day one.

Kindergarten Health Requirements

Health Requirements for Kindergarten Enrollment

These records should be sent to the appropriate school as soon as possible:

6th Grade Students Health Requirements

Message for parents of students entering the 6th grade:

Below is a list of items that will need to be completed prior to enrolling your child in the sixth grade. It is a state law in Kentucky that the following health documents be obtained.

July 2016 Calendar of Events

The July 2016 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

FES Principal Selection

Dear Flemingsburg Elementary Faculty, Staff, Parents and Community:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the SBDM council at Flemingsburg Elementary School for their work as they selected their new principal. The team provided great leadership throughout the selection process and ensured that all voices were heard and considered. The SBDM council reviewed the principal survey results and all of the comments that were provided as they made their decision.

As superintendent it is with great pleasure to introduce Kristen Manning, the current Assistant Principal at Flemingsburg Elementary School, as the new principal. The SBDM council and I believe Kristen has met our goal of finding an exceptional school leader who will be a valuable, instructional leader and active member of the school community. Kristen brings enthusiasm and an exceptional instructional mindset to the principal’s chair. The faculty/staff and parents were highly complementary about her leadership and focus on students. Her experiences, enthusiasm, and leadership qualities will be a great asset to the students, faculty/staff and to the larger school community. The SBDM council has taken a major step in helping the school become a “School of Distinction.”

Please join me in congratulating Kristen, the new principal of Flemingsburg Elementary School.

Brian K. Creasman

To view the FES Principal Survey results, click here.

FES SBDM Meeting 6-24-16

Flemingsburg Elementary School
SBDM Agenda
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
5:00 pm – Library/Media Center

Special Called Meeting- Since this is a Special Called Meeting, this will be the working agenda for the meeting and the council can only take action on those items listed on the agenda

1.  Welcome and Call Meeting to Order

2.  Meeting to discuss Principal Selection

3.  Executive Session – Personnel

KRS 61.180 (1)(f) Discussions or hearings which might lead to the appointment, discipline, or dismissal of an individual employee, member, or student without restricting that employee’s, member’s, or student’s right to a public hearing if requested. This exception shall not be interpreted to permit discussion of general personnel matters in secret.

4.  Approval/Selection of Principal, if needed

5.  Adjourn

FES SBDM Meeting

Flemingsburg Elementary School's SBDM (Site Based Decision Making) Council will meet in executive (closed) session on Sunday, June 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the school's library to discuss the principal vacancy and applications.

FCHS Graduation

Graduation ceremonies for the Fleming County High School Class of 2016 will be held on Saturday, May 28th at 10:00 a.m. in the gymnasium of Fleming County High School.  We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of these young men & women and wish them all the best in their future endeavors. 

Hillsboro Elementary Presents Elf, Jr.

Elf, Jr. will be performed at Hillsboro Elementary on Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th at 6:00 p.m. each evening.

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. is a must-see holiday musical. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Elf The Musical, Jr. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Broadway Junior and MTI’s Broadway Junior Collection are trademarks or registered trademarks of Music Theatre International. All rights reserved.

Ewing Elementary Presents the Lion King, Jr.

The Lion King, Jr. will be performed at Ewing Elementary on Thursday, May 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the evening.

Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to experience this one-of-a-kind musical in our community. The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.  Script, music, and all other material copyright 2015 Disney. Broadway Junior and MTI’s Broadway Junior Collection are trademarks or registered trademarks of Music Theatre International. All rights reserved.

FCHS Yearbooks for Sale

FCHS parents - the last day to purchase a 2015-2016 yearbook is Friday, May 6th. Additional orders cannot be accepted after May 6th per LifeTouch. If you would like to purchase online, you may at ybpay.lifetouch.com with the code 12212916, or you can have your student bring in a check or cash to Mrs. Snedegar by Friday. She will be EOC testing on Wednesday, so they will need to see her prior to 1st period or after 4th period.

April Calendar of Events

The April 2016 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is now available - click here to access.

FC Head Start/FCS Preschool Registration

Registration for Fleming County Head Start & Fleming County Schools Preschool for the 2016-2017 school year will be held on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the auditorium of Fleming Mason Energy.  For more information, click here.

Aladdin, Jr. Photo Gallery

E. P. Ward Elementary 6th grade students are outstanding!  To view a photo gallery of their amazing production of Aladdin, Jr., click here.

Ward Elementary Presents Aladdin, Jr.

Aladdin, Jr. will be performed at E.P. Ward Elementary on Wednesday, May 25th and Thursday, May 26th at 6:00 p.m. each evening.

Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin JR. is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. 

When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.

Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.  Script, music, and all other material copyright 2006 Disney Enterprises, Inc. Disney’s Aladdin, Jr is a registered trademark of Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Positions Available

Join a Winning Faculty and Staff. Be Part of the Journey of Becoming a District of Distinction! Contact Greg Emmons @ greg.emmons@fleming.kyschools.us for more information.

 

May 2016 Calendar of Events

The May 2016 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

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E.P. Ward Elementary
12811 Morehead Road
Wallingford, KY 41093
Phone:606-876-2061
Fax:606-876-4487