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Monroe County Middle School News

yearbook Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks are now on SALE. Information was sent home attached to grade card. Fill out form and return to Miss Holder by Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Order can also be placed online using credit/debit card. There is a surcharge to use. Cost of a yearbook is $30. There are additional add-ons that can be seen on the order form.  

6th Grade Academic Showcase

6th grade showcaseMCMS 6th Grade Academic Team travel to Adair County to participate in the Kentucky Colonels Sixth Grade Showcase on Saturday, Dec. 1. 

The results are as follows: 3rd Place Overall, 3rd Place Quick Recall, Thomas Rowland-4th in Composition and 5th in Math; Pyer Scott- 5th Arts and Humanities and 6th in Math; Mason Walker- 5th in Science; Callyn Washer- 2nd in Language Arts; Kason Wright- 4th in Language Arts; and Nicholas Boyles- 6th in Compsition. 

 

Shown in picture are: Coach John Jackson, Breanna Cuahutencos, Nicholas Boyles, Mason Walker, Garrett Turner, Callyn Washer, Pyer Scott, Kason Wright, and Team Helper Bryant Tandy.

school news School News

Check out Episode 6 of "Keeping Up with the Falcons". We hope you enjoy the show. 

Wellness Center Little League SIgn-up Form Wellness Center Little League SIgn-up Form
bball Boys Basketball Game Cancelled

The boys basketball game against Taylor Co for Tuesday, Dec. 4 has been cancelled.

4-h thanksgiving Triple L 4_H Club Makes Donation

Triple L 4-H Club members donated food items for needy families for Thanksgiving. Lauren Turner with the Youth Service Center accepted the donation. 

Delay 2 Hour Delay, Friday, November 16, 2018

Due to ice covered bridges, Monroe Co Schools will have a 2 hour delay in the morning, Friday, November 16, 2018. 

school news School News
Football Community Pep Rally for MCHS Football Team

There will be a community pep rally for our football team Thursday night at 6:00pm in the gym.  Please join us as we prepare to send our boys off to Walton Verona for 2nd round playoff game.  Go Falcons

Jesse England MCMS School Resource Officer, Officer Jesse England.

The Monroe County School District would like to welcome our newest School Resource Officer, Officer Jesse England. Officer England is an experienced police officer and also a member of the National Guard. Officer England will be stationed at Monroe County Middle School.

No School No school on Monday, November 5th and Tuesday, November 6th

No school on Monday, November 5th and Tuesday, November 6th. Enjoy the four day weekend!!

buddy STLP Collecting Plastic Lids and Caps

caps and lids

congrats 8th Grade Congratulatory Ads Now Available

Reserve space in the 2019 yearbook to congratulate your 8th grader. Information was attached to grade card or can be viewed here. Form, picture(s), and payment should be sent to Miss Holder by Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. 

school news School News

View Episode #3 of Keeping Up with the Falcons here. This is brought to you by MCMS Media Class. Enjoy!

b vs b Buddy Not a Bully STLP Survey

Please help our STLP group and take this quick survey. Thank you for your time. 

ptc Parent Teacher Conference
school news Keeping Up with the Falcons- Oct. 12, 2018

View the second episode of "Keeping Up with the Falcons". 

ssw Pledge Against Bullying

Reveal your superhero, take the online pledge "BE INCREDIBLE, Reveal Your SUPERhero! Pledge Against Bullying."  KCSS stands on the belief that every student has incredible super skills and talents that make them unique and strong.  By taking the pledge we are working together towards creating a "family-like" culture in our schools and community. Safe Schools Week will be celebrated Oct. 21-26.

school news School News

First episode of "Keeping Up with the Falcons" News Program. 

High Attendance Day Thursday, September 20, 2018 High Attendance Day Thursday, September 20, 2018

High Attendance Day

Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

 

The Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel have designated Thursday, September 20th as statewide “High Attendance Day” to emphasize that consistent attendance is essential for success in school. This date is set aside to assist with working to increase student attendance because we know that students who are at school on time have a higher success rate than those who aren't.

 

On High Attendance Day, Kentucky’s public elementary, middle and high schools may compete in small-school or large-school categories. Six winners will be determined statewide based on each individual school’s performance, regardless of its district’s showing. The school in each category with the highest percentage attendance for September 20 will receive a minimum $500. If the school has more than 500 students, the award will increase based on enrollment.

survey Survey for Cafeteria Staff

Please complete this survey

homecoming Vote for Homecoming Queen

Click here to vote. Vote for one girl for MCMS Homecoming Queen.

seatbelts Buckle Up Monroe County

buckle up

homecoming 2018 Homecoming Candidates

MCMS will have homecoming festivities on Tuesday, Sept. 11. This will start at 5:00.

Homcoming candidates are: 

8th graders (front row): Ella Massingille, Paisley Ford, Baylee Smith, Hallie Page, Tommie Ann Smith

7th graders (middle row): Jasmine Loudy, Allison McIntrye, Kendra Simmons, Alyson Cunningham, Kyla Burks

6th graders (back row): Laylia Greathouse, Raelyn Stinson, Larissa Stinson, Addison Trivett, Ava Wilson  

 

 

8th Grade Homecoming Queen Candidates

For 8th Grade ONLY

 

Vote for FIVE girls to represent 8th grade at MCMS Homecoming.

Click here to vote. 

7th Grade Homecoming Queen Candidates

For 7th Grade ONLY

 

Vote for FIVE girls to be a homecoming candidate.

Click here to vote. 

6th Grade Homecoming Queen Candidates

Vote for FIVE girls to be homecoming candidates. Must use school email address to access form. 

To vote, click here

bookfair 2018 Enchanted Book Fair

The Book Fair will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 7 in the Library. The Book Fair provides students the opportunities to purchase books. All students will visit the library to visit the Book Fair with their class. This is a fundraiser for our library so that we can continue to purchase books for our students. Thanks for your support.

gilda's Writing and Visual Arts Contest

Gilda's Club of Louisville invites students to participate in writing & visual arts contest (can be essay, poetry, artwork, or video). The deadline for entries to be submitted is September 28. See below for more information. 

lunch menu School Lunch Menu

 

To access the school menus from the school website, here are some quick instructions.

Go to www.mcms.monroe.kyschools.us
Click on Students
Click on Lunchroom
Click on 2018-19 Monroe County School Menus
In the box at the top, type in Monroe County Middle School. The school name will appear and then you click on the school.

Choose your menu under Select Menu.
Under View your menu, choose Go to Menu.

You will see in red, Loading at the top of the page. Depending on how fast your internet speed is this could take several seconds. When the menu appears, scroll down to see each week.

If you wish to see the following month, there is a drop down box at the top that says Select Month.

beta logo Jr. Beta Club Informational Meeting

There will a meeting on Monday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 in the cafeteria for any student who is interested in being a member of Jr. Beta Club. If possible, parent and student should attend. Information about being a club member and convention will be discussed at this meeting.

8th Grade Football Parent Night

Eighth Grade Football Parent Night will start at 4:45 on Thursday, Aug. 16 due to possible storms. We will begin lining up at 4:30.

Officer Hagan Resource Officer

The Monroe County School District would like to welcome our newest school resource officer, Officer Kenny Hagan.  Officer Hagan has many years of police officer experience and during his career, he has served as a school resource officer.  Adding additional law enforcement on our school campuses will provide an even safer learning environment for our students and staff.

Football Football scrimmage Tonight

Due to all the rain we have had the past couple days, Tonight's football scrimmage has been moved to Elizabethtown High School. The scrimmage will start at 6:30 CST

Welcome Back 2018 Welcome Back 2018

Welcome Back 2018

register Registering for 2018-19 School Year

Registration for the 2019-19 school year will be held on Aug. 1 from 12:00-6:00 for 6th graders. Seventh and eighth graders will register on Aug. 2 from 8:00-3:00. Please bring in immunization certificate, physical form, and $25 technology fee. 

"Meet the Teacher" will be held on Aug. 1 from 3:00-6:00. Any student may register at this time.  

 

healthy Immunization Requirements

Effective July 1, 2018, ALL students in kindergarten-twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.

To meet this requirement, a current Certificate of Immunization Status must be provided to the school showing the dates your child received the two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine. If your child has already received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine, he or she will not be required to receive the series again.

In addtion, incoming 6th graders must have a physical exam and an immunization certificate for Immunization certificate​ which includes the following shots: Meningococcal vaccine​, Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis​- (T-dap), and Varicella​.

no supplies Supply List

Students will not be required to purchase school supplies for the 2018-19 school year. All necessary supplies will be provided by the school. Students will be required to pay a $25 technology fee during registration.

Food SUMMER FEEDING BEGINS FRIDAY, MAY 25TH

If you are 18 or under and would like a free meal, visit our main location.

awards 8th Grade Awards

These students were recognized at 8th grade graduation. Austin Copas- Citizenship; Brynley Starnes- All A's; Ellie Copas- Principal's Award and All A's; Allie Creek- All A's and Woodmen of the World History Award; Madelyn McNew- Superintendent's Award, Citizenship Award and All A's; Emily Arnett- All A's; Deaton Emmert- Cecil Petett Award; Nolan Thompson- All A's; Hollie Harlan- Kerry Yokley Award and All A's. Not pictured- Olivia Yokley- Perfect Attendance and Michael Odell- All A's. Congratulations to all students. 

ep Rogers Explorer Program

Congratulations to Ellie Rushing, Brynley Starnes, Ellie Copas, Hollie Harlan, Madelyn McNew, and Ethan Comer for being selected to attend Rogers Explorer Program over the summer at various college campuses. Rogers Explorer is an intensive three-day, two-night program that focuses on cultivating skills in leadership, technology, math, science and community service. The students were selected based on essay, grades, community services, and letters of recommendations.

6th grade Incoming 6th Grade News

**Just a reminder that Camp Middle will be held on Aug. 1 from 1:00 to 3:00. 

 

Mrs. Beth Hodges, Assistant Principal and Mrs. Glenda Wilson, Director of Youth Services, met with incoming 6th grade students at each elementary school.  These are the two documents given to students (camp middle and health requirements).  If you have questions, please call us.  We are looking forward to a fantastic 2018-19 school year in our 6th Grade Center!

KPREP Videos

The KPREP Test is here. We will "Rock the Test". Check out the videos. 

test KPREP Test

Students will be taking the KPREP Test May 3-May 9.We ask that all students be in attendance during this time. Tests will be primarily in the morning. If appointments need to be made, please try to get them during the afternoon. If students are absent, they will have to make up any test missed.

Testing schedule will be:

-8th grade tests all 5 days- before and after lunch on May 4

-7th grade tests 5 days 

-6th grade tests 4 days

Thanks for your cooperation.

The Monroe County Falcon Baseball Team will host Hancock County in the 3rd verses 4th region Class "A" Sectional Game at Stanley Poland Field on Saturday April 28th 3:00. MC Falcons HS Baseball Team Plays Class "A" Sectional Game @ Home on Saturday, April 28th at 3:00 pm.

The Monroe County Falcon Baseball Team will host Hancock County in the 3rd verses 4th region Class "A" Sectional Game at Stanley Poland Field on Saturday April 28th 3:00.  The winner of this game will move on to Whitaker Ball Park in Lexington, Kentucky on May 5th and 6th to play in the Class A State Championships.

Earth Day Program

earth day

donors Digital Storytelling Challenge

Exciting news! MCMS is a semi-finalist in the AT&T Digital Storytelling Challenge Presented by DonorsChoose.org. Our project is one of 30 projects selected from a pool of nearly 900, and it was chosen because it creatively uses technology to ignite a generation of student storytellers. We need everyone's help in voting for the project. Go to https://attcsrteam.typeform.com/to/Gyof6u and find Monroe County Middle School. One vote per email. Also can vote by texting mcms to 50555. 

book trailer To Create a Book Trailer

Creating a book trailer is fun, easy, and simple. We have listed the following steps in order to create a book trailer. After creating your book trailer contact bianca.valeriano-quijano . we will add your book trailer to our website.

Play March 23, 24 25th March 23, 24 & 25th the Monroe Youth Theatre Presents ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD   BY George Brant

Monroe Youth Theatre Presents

ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD   BY George Brant

March 23, 24 & 25th

Click here to see Rehersal Photo

recycle Recycling Survey

If you are interested in helping with STLP recyling project, fill out this survey.

school closed No School Monday, March 12, 2018

There will be no school Monday, March 12, 2018 due to inclement weather. This will be MCSD@Home Day 7

music notes Solo/Ensemble Results

 

Congratulations to the following students who made Distinguished and Proficient Ratings at the KMEA Performance Assessment Saturday, March 3 at Warren Central High School.

Sixth Grade
James Hudson – Trombone; Jerome Setliff – Alto Saxophone; Hanna Setliff – Trumpet; Kalie Scearse – Clarinet; Jade Madison Turner – Alto Saxophone; Evan York – Clarinet; Heather Brown – Clarinet; Rachel Brown – Clarinet

Seventh Grade
Jon Mark Holder – clarinet; Kendall Webb – Trumpet; Ryan Rhoton – Clarinet; Ezra Pitcock – Tenor Saxophone; Kaden Eldridge – Bari Saxophone; Harlie Ballard – Euphonium; Avery Graves – Flute; Francis Jara – Flute; Hannah Proffitt – Trombone

Eighth Grade
Shandra Webb – Trombone; Emma Threet – Clarinet; Emily Arnett – Clarinet; Brynley Starnes – Flute; Timothy Warren –Bass Clarinet; Lucas Ford – Trumpet; Nicole Gentry – Trumpet; Rocio Morales – Clarinet; Sydni Watson- Clarinet; Hope Henderson – Trombone

drop off New Parent Drop-off Procedures

Beginning Monday, February 26, morning drop off procedure at Monroe County Middle School will be adjusted. If you are dropping a student off before 7:45AM, you will still enter the current location and direction being used. However, rather than dropping off at the back of the gym, you will need to continue around the corner of the gym and drop students off at the glass doors entering the gym. This will allow all students to enter the building at one location. There will be assistance provided for directions Monday morning. Afternoon procedures will remain the same.

School Delay School Delay

There will be a 1 hour delay for Monroe Co. Schools on Monday, February 12,  2018.  Drive safely.

Mrs Collins Mrs. Collins Receives Service Award

Mrs Collins

Mrs. Terri Collins was recognized at the 2018 KMEA Professional Development Conference Keynote Address and Awards Ceremony for her 35 years of service in music education on February 9th, 2018. She is pictured receiving her award from KMEA President, Terry Thompson. Thanks Mrs. Collins for all you do for our students.

 

Acad 2018 District Governor's Cup Assessments

The academic team competed yesterday in the assessment part of district Governor’s Cup at Metcalfe County. 

Trace Gearlds placed 5th in Math. 
Timothy Warren placed 5th in Science. 
Francis Jara placed 2nd in Science. 
Shandra Webb placed 5th in Writing Composition. 
Jack Holland placed 5th in Language Arts. 
Jerome Setliff placed 4th in Social Studies. 
Jack Holland placed 1st in Social Studies. 

All of these students will advance to Regional Governor’s Cup in February. 

Monroe County Middle School also won the Best Team Sportsmanship Award!!

Assessment of the School's Nutrition Report Assessment of the School's Nutrition Report

Assessment of the School's Nutrition Report

ezra KMEA 3rd District All District Band

ezra

Ezra Pitcock performed with KMEA 3rd District 7th and 8th Grade All-District Band at WKU on Saturday, January 6th. Ezra tried out for the band and then rehearsed fro two days to perform before family and friends. He was among 99 students in the area that was selected for this band and was fourth chair tenor saxophone. 

invited Festivities with Families

We invite all parents/guardians to our "Festivities with Families" on Friday, Dec. 15 from 11:00 to 1:30. We want you to take a look around to see the activities we have been doing over the last few weeks. We will have coffee and hot chocolate, too. Students may leave with parents after 1:30. Hope to see you!

7th Grade Activity

Please answer the questions in this form. These activities will be on Friday, Dec. 15.

 

DO NOT forget to log off the Chromebook so someone else can answer the questions. If you are using your own device, you must use your school's email account instead of your personal gmail account. 

8th Grade Activities

Please answer the questions in this form. These activities will be on Friday, Dec. 15.

 

DO NOT forget to log off the Chromebook so someone else can answer the questions. If you are using your own device, you must use your school's email account instead of your personal gmail account. 

6th Grade Activity

Please answer the questions in this form. These activities will be on Friday, Dec. 15.

 

DO NOT forget to log off the Chromebook so someone else can answer the questions. If you are using your own device, you must use your school's email account instead of your personal gmail account. 

wellness District Wellness Assessment

Check out the results of our recent Wellness Assessment

6th grade academic 6th Grade Academic Showcase

The 6th Grade Academic Team participated in the Kentucky Colonels’ 6th Grade Showcase on Saturday December 2nd.

There were 8 teams participating. Quick Recall placed 3rd overall. Jack Holland placed 1st overall in Social Studies. Atiana Spivey placed 1st overall in Arts & Humanities. Kensley Stinson placed 3rd overall in Composition. James Reece placed 4th overall in Science. With all of the placings calculated, the 6th grade Academic Team placed 3rd overall in the tournament!!!

Team members were Baylen Holt, Lexie Taylor, Jack Holland, Atiana Spivey, Jade Madison Turner, Eli Pitcock, James Reece, Jerome Setliff.

Image of security changes at ms and hs campus Changes to through traffic at the MS and HS campus

Campus Safety Improvements at MCHS and MCMS

Beginning December 8, 2017

 

  • During school hours access to Monroe County High School and Monroe County Wellness Center will be from Old Mulkey Rd.
  • Access to Monroe County Middle School will be from Gamaliel Rd. 
  • Chains will be up from 8:00am to 2:30pm. 
  • This will allow us to have better control of the traffic on the MCHS and MCMS campuses which will provide a safer campus for our students and staff.
  • We have experienced drivers using the campuses as an access road from Gamaliel Rd. to Old Mulkey Rd.  During the school day we have students who use the area between the schools for physical education and other activities.  To reduce the risk of someone getting hurt, we are closing access from Gamaliel Rd. to Old Mulkey Rd. during school hours.
  • In the near future, we will be installing a check-in station at the entry of MCHS.  This will allow us to monitor who enters and exits the student parking lot.  
A Message from the Monroe County Board of Education A Message from the Monroe County Board of Education

A Message from the Monroe County Board of Education.

 

Academic Composition

6th grade students Alyson Cunningham, Kensley Stinson, and Lexi Taylor traveled to Hiseville Elementary today to compete in the Academic Team Composition Competition. 

acad

SCK Launch

Eighth grade students were invited to attend SCK Launch in Bowling Green. During the day, students learned about possible careers that will be prominent in our area within the next ten years. Students had the opportunity for some hands-on experiences and many of those were virtual.

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lunch and learn Lunch and Learn

Family Youth Services Coordinator Glenda Wilson hosted the first Lunch and Learn of the year. Students signed up to participate during their lunch time. The guest speakers were first responders: Bobby Adams- Fire Department, Dewayne Barnett- Sheriff's Department, Phyllis Reagan- Ambulance Service, and BJ Boyles- National Guard. Each one talked about what their agency would do as a first responder. Over 90 students participated.

MCCares Town Hall Meeting - Is Your Family Affected By Drugs?

Learn How To Protect Youth In Today’s Drug-Filled World, at the Monroe Co. Family Wellness Center. Free BBQ door prizes.

walk Bully Awareness Walk

Bully Awareness Walk will be at 3:00 at the middle school for anyone who would like to participate. All students need to sign-in with after school. 

homecoming Homecoming Queen

Congratulations to the 2017 MCMS Homecoming Queen and Runners-Up.

 

2017 homecoming

1st Runner-Up Malila Myatt

Queen Allison McIntyre

2nd Runner-Up Brynley Hatcher

homecoming Homecoming Queen Candidates

MCMS Homecoming will be held on August 31 at 5:30. The football team will be playing Caverna at 6:00. Come out and support candidates and football team.

homecoming 2017

8th Graders:

Malila Myatt, Kaitlynn Cornwell, Brynlyn Hatcher, Sunshine Vibbert, Diana Hernandez, and Ally Gee

 

7th Grades:

Brinley Bartley, Abby Bartley, Josie Ford, Elizabeth Hammer, Paisley Ford, and Tommie Ann Smith

 

6th Graders:

Reece Dubree, Abby Clarkson, Allison McIntyre, Tyra Mink, Kendra Simmons, and Kyla Burks

 

Solar Eclipse Day Infomation Solar Eclipse Day Information

Information Video for Solar Eclipse Day, August 21, 2017, Click Link to watch information video.

eclipse Solar Eclipse Day

All students received a letter about the Solar Eclipse Day. Students must turned in signed permissin form by Wednesday, Aug. 16 before they will be allowed to go. Students will travel to GES to view the total solar eclipse. This is a opportunity that our students won't forget. 

Swim Team Sign Ups

swim sign up

Art Community Education Acrylic Painting Class

Classes are starting, get your brushes ready!

Theater Monroe County Youth Theater Presents

A mystery dinner theater at Joe Harrison Carter Elementary.

Kids SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 11th

School Calendar can be found by clicking the Student or Parent tab.

Health Requirements Health Requirements for 2017-18 School Year

What you need to know for this year.

Soccerball The MCHS Girl's volleyball team
The MCHS Girl's volleyball team will have a coach/player meeting from 9am to 10am at the MCHS gym on Wednesday, July 12th. For more information please contact the Board of Education and ask for AD John Petett at 270-487-5456.
8th grade awards 8th Grade Awards

8th grade awards

Congratulations to 8th Award Winners:
Morgan Davis- Kerry Yokley Athletic Award; Ellie Emberton- Principal's Award and All As; Gracie Walden- Citizenship; Aaron Watson- Citizenship; Tucker Glass- Superintendent Award and Cecil Petett Athletic Award; Mason Smith- Woodman of the World History Award; Nic Moore- 3 years Perfect Attendance

KPREP Video

We created this video for KPREP Rally. Our staff wishes our students Good Luck on the KPREP test. We believe in you and know you can do it!

 

Testing KPREP Testing

Students will be taking the KPREP Test May 3-May 9.We ask that all students be in attendance during this time. Tests will be primarily in the morning. If appointments need to be made, please try to get them during the afternoon. If students are absent, they will have to make up any test missed.

Testing schedule will be:

-8th grade tests all 5 days

-6th grade only tests 4 days now, due to On-Demand writing being removed

-7th grade test May 3, 4, 5

Thanks for your cooperation.

State STLP STLP

Monroe County Middle School would like to take a moment to recognize all of our students that competed at STLP state competition in Lexington, Ky. These students worked very hard with their community and other schools to complete projects for SLTP showcase. We had three showcase groups: Germ Janitors, School Bus Safety and Christmas Around the World: Haiti. The School Bus Safety group received “best in group” allowing them to go to level three of the judging rounds. Our STLP also had four young men completing in the Race to the Future slot car competition. Emmanuel Calles-Gonzales received the reward for fastest slot car out of the middle school category. Gavin Wilson made it to round four of the Sumobot competition with his robot he built out of Legos and sensors. Jacob Irvin was invited to help video events and helped in producing a video. A feature video made it to the final round of juding too. We are so proud of these students, their hard work and accomplishments.

MCHS Practice Football Field Plans MCHS Football Team will be getting a new practice field!

 

The Monroe County Falcon Football team will soon be getting a much needed practice football field thanks to the generosity of Cleary Construction Inc. and  Rock Solutions, LLC and Precision Engineering, LLC. Construction  on the field will begin in the near future. The new practice field will be located behind the stands at Darrell Carter Stadium.  Above is a drawing of the work that is going to be performed.

Election Day Site Based Decision Making Parent Elections

Nomintations and elections to be held soon.

Rogers Explorer Rogers Explorer Program

Congratulations to Clayton Biggerstaff, Gracie Walden, and Kade Hagan for being selected as Rogers Explorer Program. These students will spend a week this summer working on their leadership, technology, math, science, and community service skills.

graduation 8th Grade Graduation

The date for 8th Grade Graduation has been set for Thursday, May 18 at 9:00 at Monroe County High School. Students will practice and have field day on Wednesday.

Theatre Monroe Youth Theater Presents a The Curious Savage

Click to see flyer and pictures

WKU honors band WKU Honors Band

Ellie Emberton and Emily Arnett were invited to participate in WKU Honors Band on Friday, March 3. Students practiced pieces of music and performed a concert for parents and friends at WKU's Van Meter Hall.

solo and ensemble KMEA Solo and Ensembel Assessment

Congrats! 2017 KMEA Solo & Ensemble Performance Assessment

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, Monroe County Middle School Band students prepared music for solo and/or ensemble events at the Kentucky Music Educators Association solo & Ensemble Performance Assessment held at Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, Ky. All performances were evaluated by adjudicators and received both written and verbal feedback. Students receiving a Distinguished or Proficient rating will be awarded the official KMEA medal.

Basketball Congratulations to our Lady Falcons! They advanced to the regional finals Sunday at 3pm

Advanced tickets will be on sale tomorrow from 8am to 12pm at the Wellness Center. The price is 6 dollars cash only.  Lady Falcons play at 3pm Sunday at Diddle.

Admins present at GRREC District Admins Present at GRREC

Monroe County School District administrators presented information to educators from across the GRREC region about standards-based grading.

Jr. Beta Club Convention

The Jr. Beta Convention was held in Lexington last week. There were over 80 students to participated in several competitions while at the convention. Congratulations to Caroline Walden who placed second with her sketch and to the Technology Team who placed third. These projects have been invited to participated at the National Jr. Beta Convention in June which will be held at Disney.

Caroline Technology

Caroline Walden- 2nd Place
Sketch

Technology- 3rd Place
Devan Brooks, Jacob Irvin, Trevor Isenberg,
Brylan Williams, Kade Hagan, and Gage McClendon

 

Monroe County Meet With Safe Schools Monroe County Meets with local officials and KY Safe Schools

MCSD Administrators collaborated with local officials and KY Safe School representatives to ensure we have the safest schools for our students.

Paige Crowe MCHS Band Director Receives Award

Paige Crowe recived the Third District High School Music Teacher of the Year Award

Internet Safety Tips Internet Safety Tips

Internet Safety Tips for Children and Teens

Personal Information: Don’t give out personal information without your parents’ permission. This means you should not share your last name, home address, school name, or telephone number. Remember, just because someone asks for information about you does not mean you have to tell them anything about yourself!

Due to Illness No School February 9th & 10th, will be MCSD@Home Days two and three.

Due to illness, tomorrow and Friday, February 9th & 10th, will be MCSD@Home Days two and three.

cvsc Coaches vs. Cancer

Coaches vs Cancer will be Feb. 6-10. Students have the opportunity to dress up during the week with a donation to the Relay for Life. Donations will also be accepted. The first period class that collects the most money will be recognized at the high school basketball game.
Monday- Hat Day (sun awareness)
Tuesday- Pajama Day (physical activity)
Wednesday- Favorite Book Character (nutrition awareness)
Thursday- Wacky Tacky Day (tobacco prevention)
Friday- School Spirit Day

Nurse Get a Head Start on Next Year

Physicals and Immunizations needed for next year.

v day Valentine's Dance

Baseball Team will be hosting a Valentine's Dance on Friday, Feb. 10 for MCMS students only. Cost is $5. Roses and concessions will be available.

Falcons Win All A Classic Falcons Win!!!!! Let's celebrate their accomplishment tonight at 5pm at MCHS

Falcons win All A Classic

Lady Falcons Advance to the final round Lady Falcons Advance to the final game!

The Lady Falcons advance to the final game in the All "A" Classic in Frankfort!

Lady Falcons Advance Lady Falcons Advance

Congrats to Lady Falcons & Little League Basketball News

wilderness bookfair Book Fair

"Get Lost in a Good Book" is the theme for the spring book fair. It will be held Jan. 30-Feb. 3 in the Library. The Book Fair provides students the opportunities to purchase books. All students will visit the library to visit the Book Fair with their class. This is a fundraiser for our library so that we can continue to purchase books for our students. If you cannot attend, you can look and purchase through our online book fair. Please visit this site. Thanks for your support.

We will have activities every day in the library based on the theme. Students may visit during lunch and all activities are free. Monday- preview day; Tuesday- crafts; Wednesday- scavenger hunt; Thursday- photo booth; Friday- games.

geo bee winner School Geography Bee

Ellie Copas is the winner of the school geography bee. She will take a written assessment to quaify for regional event. Congratulations to all classroom winners.

Spelling Bee School Spelling Bee

Winners of the school Spelling Bee are: Emily Arnett- 2nd place; Gracie Walden- 1st place; Brinley Bartley- 3rd place

Gracie will represent us at the District Spelling Bee.

spelling bee winner

Leadership Clubs
Lady Falcons Advance in All A Classic Congratulations to our Lady Falcons!

Congratulations to our Lady Falcons 

Governors Cup District Governor's Cup

The Academic Team traveled to Clinton Co. on Saturday to participate in the District Governor's Cup. The team placed 3rd in Quick Recall. Bryant Tandy--1st in Social Studies, 2nd in Science, and 2nd in Math; Marrisa Kerr--5th in Arts and Humanities; Sydney Wade-- 1st in Science and 5th in Social Studies; Brynley Starnes--5th in Math; Emily Arnett--4th in Arts and Humanities. The Regional Governor's Cup will be held at MCMS on Feb. 4.

gov cup 2017

Mac Swim Meet

MCHS Falcon Swim Team hosted Barren County on January 12, 2017 at the Monroe County Family Wellness Center. Seventh graders Drake Goad and Lukas Ford tied for first place overall in the male division in the meet.  Congratulations guys!

DrakeLuke

Basketball Changes for January 6th and 7th Basketball Changes for January 6th & 7th

Varsity basketball games scheduled for tonight (1/6/17) have been moved to tomorrow 1/7/17.

Lady Falcons will play at 4:00 at MCHS and the boys game will follow.

Little league basketball for Saturday, January 7th has been cancelled.

RE Rogers Explorers Program

Any 8th grader interested in applying for Roger's Explorer Program must do so by Friday, Feb. 10. Requirements include:  Application assignments and two letters of recommendations.

If selected, the student will spend 2 nights and 3 days on one of seven college/university campuses. Current partners include Lindsey Wilson College, University of the Cumberlands, Asbury University, Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, University of Pikeville, and Union College.

For more information, look this letter and/or contact Mrs. Cunningham.

y-club 2016 Y-Club attends KYA

Y-Club members attend KYA (Kentucky Youth Assembly) December 15-17. Two bills were presented. The sixth graders' (Tate Sheffield, Katie Copas, Jarius Glover, Jon Mark Holder) bill was voted highest Bluegrass Bill. They presented in the House but was voted down by the narrowest of margins. Bryant Tandy and Hollie Harlan's bill passed the house but was defeated in the senate. Bryant was presented Outstanding Speaker Award. Hollie was presented Outstanding Delegate Award. 

christmas Christmas Activity
cheer kapos Cheerleaders Win at KAPOS

Congratulations to our cheerleaders! They competed at the KAPOS Regionals today in Bowling Green, won their division and will advance to state on December 17th in Lexington.

science donation Spectra Energy/Texas Eastern Donates to Science Department

Spectra Energy/Texas Eastern made a donation to the science department to use to buy lab equipment. Shown with Mr. Crowe and Mrs. Copas are Barry Howard, Eddie Crowe, and Anne Belcher. We thank them for their support.

MCSD@Home Logo Mrs. Thompson is interviewed about MCSD@Home days

 

 

runners-up District Tournament

Congratulations to the 8th grade basketball teams. Both teams were District Runners-Up. We are both of our Falcons and Lady Falcons.

8th Grade Team:

Gracie Walden, Gracie Veach, Aubrey Woods, Malila Myatt, Jocelyn Stinson, Kelsie Langford, Courtney Peden, Halee Deckard, McKena Nation, Ramsey Bartley, Morgan Davis, Hollie Harlan, and Brynley Hatcher

8th Grade Team:

Hunter Turner, Jameson Pruitt, Bryce Baxter, Camden Jackson, Nic Moore, Clayton Biggerstaff, Trevor Isenberg, Tucker Glass, Malachi Graves, Brandon Sheffield, Trace Flanary

 

basketball net District Basketball Tournament

The boys and girls basketball teams will be playing in the district tournament on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Glasgow Middle School. The girls will paly Barren County at 11:30 and the boys will play Barren County at 12:45. We wish both teams good luck!

Cast MCMS Students to Present a Play

The King Who Couldn't Be Fooled

Haiti STLP and Beta Collecting Items

STLP along with Beta Club are collecting items to send to Haiti for Christmas. A list of items are posted below (copy and paste into browser). Items or money should be turned in Nov. 18.

https://www.walmart.com/lists/view-wish-list-items?id=e54b2713-9ac4-4a38-81e5-22e8b3a1d334

 

Beta Club Jr. Beta Club Convention

Any Jr. Beta Club member interested in going to convention was given a letter on Friday to explain payment deadlines as well a schedule for practices. It is important that members are at practices each time. Convention will be Feb. 16-17 in Lexington.

See below for schedule.

Any questions, please contact Mrs. Ashlee McClendon at school or via email.
 

yearbook Yearbooks On Sale

The 2017 Monroe Co. Middle School Yearbook are now on sale until November 18. The cost is $30 or $35 with name on it. Send money with student and they should see Miss Holder to place the order. Also, 8th grade congratulatory ads are on sale until November 18. Information was sent home with students, but information can be found here too.

Leadership Time

Choose reward time for Thursday and Friday. 

Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week

We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 24-28.

Monday- Hero Character
Tuesday- Mix and Match
Wednesday- Camo
Thursday- Wear RED
Friday- Falcon Spirit

Leadership Clubs

You will use this link to sign up for Leadership Clubs for Oct. 24-25. Once you hit the submit button, there is no changing.

Survey Survey

KIP Survey

Code KIP16431160

 

Safe School Pledge

Football Tonights MCHS Football game played at 6:30 central standard time.

Tonight's away MCHS Football game against North Hardin will be played at 6:30 cst.

Football Football District Tournament

MCMS would like to invite everyone to Darrell Carter Stadium this Saturday as we host the First Annual Middle School Football District Championship. Monroe will play Barren Co. at 10:00 am followed immediately by Glasgow vs Bazzell (Allen Co.).  Coach Daniel Harlan has District Championship Tee – Shirts available for $10 each. These will be for sale at the game, but if you’d like to purchase one you can also get them anytime from MCMS.

We are also still selling chances on our Orca Cooler, which will be given away at halftime of the Glasgow – Bazzell game on Saturday. Chances are $2 each and can be purchased at the game or in advance from MCMS. You do not have to be in attendance to win. Please contact Jordan Hale or Daniel Harlan if you would like to purchase chances.

9-11 Remembering 9-11 and Honoring Local Heros

The Monroe County Jr. Guard and our local Modern Woodmen will be co- hosting  a “Remembering 9-11 and Honoring Our Local Heroes” program on Sunday, September 11 at the middle school cafeteria beginning at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 tragic event.  

Homecoming 2016 Homecoming 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Homecoming winners. 2nd Runner Up Ramsey Kate Bartley, 1st Runner Up Josie Ford, 1st Runner Up Brynley Hatcher, Queen Allison Cleary.

Leadership Clubs
Scholastic Scholastic Book Fair

Our first Scholastic Book Fair will be held Sept. 1-Sept. 9. The Book Fair will be open during school hours. If you need extended hours, please contact Miss Holder. Check out the Online Book Fair for a large selection of books. Your support is greatly appreciated so we can purchase more books for our students to check out from the school's library. 

Sign-Ups Club Sign-Ups

School club sign-ups are going on now through Sept. 16th. Students are highly encouraged to be a part of a school club. Clubs at MCMS are: Jr. Beta, Pep, STLP, FCA, Jr. Guard,Y-Club, 4-H.

If more information is needed about each club, please contact the sponsor.

Homecoming Week Homecoming Week

Students are invited to participate in Homecoming Week by dressing up each day.

Monday- Mix and Match
Tuesday- Rock 'n Roll
Wednesday- Camo
Thursday- Superhero
Friday- Falcon Day
Tuesday- Spirit Day

 

Homecoming 2016 Homecoming 2016

Homecoming will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6. at halftime of the football game. The game starts at 6:00.

2016 Homecoming Queen Candidates

8th Grade: Jocelyn Stinson, Ramsey Kate Bartley, Kelsie Langford, Madison Cloyd, Emma Denton, Allison Cleary

7th Grade: Hollie Harlan, Malila Myatt, Ellie Rushing, Ellie Copas, Brynley Hatcher, Kaitlynn Cornwell

6th Grade: Baylee Brownlee, Josie Ford, Paisley Ford, Ella Massingille, Brinley Bartley, Tommie Ann Smith

 

Basketball Girls Basketball Parent Meeting

Any girl intersted in playing basketball should come with a parent for a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 5:00. Coaches are Joe and Shelia McGeorge.

Swim Team Swim Team Sign-ups for grades K-12

Sign-ups are now underway for the local USA/High School Swim team.  If your child would like to be a part of the team you can go by the Wellness Center and pick up a packet and return by August 29th.  Practices will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:15-5:00 for grades 7-12 and Tuesday and Thursday for grades K-6 from 3:30-4:30.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dawn Cleary at the Middle School or Kim Smith at the Board of Education.

Back Pack Back Pack for Kids Fundraiser

Don't miss this exciting event for a great cause!

Run 31st Annual Watermelon Run

Sign up and join in the fun!

Swim Camp Swim Camp Held On July 25-26, 2016 at The Wellness Center

On July 25-26, 2016, Coach Dean Brownley, head coach at Centre College traveled to Monroe Co to do a swim camp for USA swimmers.  There were 18 swimmers in attendance and they learned many drills to better their swimming techniques.  This is the second year Coach Brownley has coached our swimmers during camp here at our facility. 

 

We will be hosting a swim camp for all those interested in being on the USA and High School swim team during the week of August 22nd.  Swimmers attending this camp will learn the different strokes and focus on starts and turns.  If you are interested in attending this camp please text or call Coach Dawn at 270-427-6148 or Coach Kim at 270-427-7993.  More information and a definite date will be announced soon.

Registration MCMS Registration

Parents may register students on July 26 or 27. Office staff will be available from 8:00-5:00.

2016 Career and Technical Education Monroe County High School was recognized at the 2016 Career and Technical Education

Monroe County High School was recognized at the 2016 Career and Technical Education Conference for being 1 of 26 high schools in the state of Kentucky to achieve 100% college/career ready for the 2015-2016 school year.  Pictured are JerrI Rowland, Mitzi Holland, Dr. Stephen Pruitt, Commissioner of Education, Amy Thompson, Max Petett and Kelli Dickson.

Summer Camp 2016 Summer Camp 2016 at the Monroe County Wellness Center

Summer Camp 2016, July 18th through July 29th from 7:30am to 2:30pm at the Monroe County Wellness Center. See flyer for more information.

Camp Middle Camp Middle

Camp Middle will be held on July 26 and 27 from 8-12. Sixth grade orientation will be on July 27 at 12:00 in the gym. The orientation is beneficial to both the parent and student and will include a question/answer session. Breakfast and lunch will be served both days. The note was sent home with students. Hope to see all 6th graders. 

DRUG AWARENESS, PREVENTION, and SUPPORT Event 1st Annual Monroe County Community DRUG AWARENESS, PREVENTION, and SUPPORT Event

1st Annual Monroe County Community DRUG AWARENESS, PREVENTION, and SUPPORT Event. It's time to BREAK THE SILENCE and SPEAK THE TRUTH about drugs in our community. Make plans to attend on July 29th for great entertainment - live band from Nashville, inspiring speakers who share their stories of addiction and recovery, awesome door prizes and much, much more.

Football Info

The 7-8th grade football parent meeting has been rescheduled for July 12 at 6:00 at the MCMS cafeteria. The first practice will be on July 13 at 8:00-10 am.  

Dates differ from the original calendar the players received at school to avoid overlapping with the high school parent meeting. Anyone playing football must have a KHSAA sports physical and must attend summer practices.

Jr. Beta Results for National Jr. Beta Convention

Five students plus friends and family traveled to New Orleans to compete at the National Jr. Beta Convention. Students brought home awards in both categories; CHAMPION in Technology and 4th place in Quilting. We want to congratulate these students.

 

Winning in the Technology division was Gage McClendon, Jacob Irvin, Brylan Williams, and Kade Hagan. 

 

Maylee Collins won 4th place in Quilting. 

 



 

Beth Hodges Mrs. Beth Hodges receives award.

MCMS Assistant Principal Mrs. Beth Hodges was recognized on Sunday, May 1 at the WKU College of Education and Behavioral Sciences annual awards ceremony.

FREE Sports Physical FREE Sports Physical

Any student athlete will need a physical before playing sports for the 2016-17 school year. TJ Health is providing FREE physcials on Saturday, June 18 from 8:30 to 10:30.

8th Grade Awards

Congratulations to these 8th graders that were recognized at the graduation ceremony. Callie Copass- All As; Cally Sue Harlin- Kerry Yokley Memorial Award for Sports and Citizenship Award; Gracie Taylor- Superintendent's Award (highest overall average) and All As; Lydia Emberton- All As; Connor Geralds- All As; Landri Walden- Principal's Award (2nd highest overall average) and All As; Nolan Cooper- Woodman of the World History Award; Dalton Pruitt- Citizenship Award; Jholdi Brooks- Cecil Petett Award for Sports; Kennedy Thurman- All As

 

 

 

Graduation MCMS Graduation Stream starting on 5/23/16 at 9:00am

Please click the link below to watch the live stream of the Middle School's 8th Graduation.

MCMS Graducation 2016 Link

Graduation 8th Grade Graduation

Join us on Tuesday, May 24 at 9:00 for the 8th grade graduation. The graduation will be shown live on Channel 94 and 16 if you are unable to attend.

election day There will be no school tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17th, due to election day.
There will be no school tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17th, due to election day.
Summer Reading Summer Reading Challenge

All 2016-2017 MCMS students and staff are challenged to read during summer break. We challenge you to read at least 1000 minutes. Please record your minutes and enter on the Scholastic website. After going to the website, click on Go Now under kids. Click on Login since you have a username and password. After entering the first time, it will ask to change password. YOu can do this or continue to use the same one. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Holder.

Let's read and be ready for the upcoming school year.

KYREADS Summer Reading

It’s time to participate in the annual KYReads promotion to support Summer Reading!

Kentucky was number one in the nation for summers 2012, 2014 and 2015 in pledges to read, and I hope we can reach that same achievement for Summer 2016. The Summer Reading theme is “Get in the Game: Read!”.

Go to Find-a-Book, KY to enter your pledge to read.

 

Clothes Closet Operation Clothes Closet

The Relay for Life Team and Jr. Guard are hosting another Operation Clothes Closet yard sale on Saturday, May 7 from 8 to 5 at the middle school. Anyone wishing to donate may still do so. Just bring by the school or contact Brenda Humes or Kim Graves.

Book Fair Buy One Get One Free Book Fair

Our annual Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Bookfair will be held May 11-13 in the library. Everything available is buy one get one free. This is a great time to stock up on summer reading materials. Items can also be purchased from the online bookfair.

Art Sixth Annual Acrylic Art Show

Sunday, May 15th

May the Fourth Be with You May the Fourth Be with You

 

Adapted from Jimmy Fallon The Force Awakens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTLAx3VDX7g

Edited by Ryan Murphy and Dylan Hale

K-PREP 2016 Video

 

 

 

Music: My House Karokee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdu9nAVsd6I

Lyrics: Terri Collins

Vocalists: Jordan Elam and Austin Lee

Created and Produced: MCMS Video Class

Teacher Appreciation Week. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week.
Students Rewarded Students Rewarded

On Friday, four 8th graders were treated to a meal and ice cream at Swirlies by their teachers. Gracie Taylor leveled out of Reading Plus. Ryan Murphy was the only student to score perfect on the Social Studies CMA. Christine Webb is the only student to receive all 8th grade blue ribbons on Study Island. Dalton Williams was the first student to reach his class goal of blue ribbons on Study Island. We are very proud of these students for all of their hard work! 
 

Autism Speaks Wear Blue on Friday

All students and staff are encouraged to wear a blue shirt on Friday to support Autism Awareness Month.

Preparing for 8th Grade Graduation

Eighth grade graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at 9:00. We ask students to follow dress code when selecting attire.

Click on Read More below to view the Dress Code policy.

Kade Hagan Kade Hagan Recieves Scholarship

Kade Hagan was awarded at $500 scholarship check from the Kentucky Jr. Beta Club for his dedication and hard work as a Kentucky Jr. Beta Club State Officer. Congratulations to Kade!

Mike York Mike York, a representative from KDE, visits Monroe County Schools

Mike York, a representative from KDE, visited Monroe County Schools to speak to our teachers about our success with novice reduction. Teachers and administrators shared strategies with Mr. York that help students perform at high levels.

 

STLP Slot Car Race Winners STLP Slot Car Race Winners

Jonah Ford and Emmanuel Calles-Gonzales competed in the Slot Car Race at the State STLP competition. Jonah and Emmanual designed their car to be the fastest on the track. Jonah won 1st place for the fourth straight year. Jonah will receive the traveling trohpy later. Emmanuel received 2nd place. Congratulations!

Leadership Retreat 2016 Leadership Retreat 2016
Theater Monroe Youth Theater Presents a Murder Mystery

Murder at Mikes to be presented

Registration Kindergarten, Preschool & Head Start Registration

Kindergarten, Preschool & Head Start Registration at all three elementary schools.  Friday April 15, 2016  from 8:00-4:00

State Geography Bee State Geography Bee

Sydney Wade represented MCMS in the state geography bee held in Bowling Green. In order to be invited to the state competition, Syndey first won the school's geography bee then tool a written assessment. He scored high enough on that test and was invited to the state bee. He participated in a preliminary round of 8 questions which were rigorous and tough. Even though he did not advance to the finals, we are very proud of his accomplishment as a state participant.

Rogers Explorer Program Rogers Explorer Program

Lydia Emberton, Alayna Hodges, Gracie Taylor, and Madison Hollinsworth have been selected for the Rogers Explorer Program. The Rogers Explorers program is an intensive three-day, two-night program focused on cultivating skills in leadership, technology, math, science, and community service. There are 180 students selected in the Center of Rural Development area that were selected and this is the first year that MCMS has had more than three students for the program. The activities throughout the program are both educational and fun. Classroom projects are very hands-on, so do not expect to be bored!  Explorers are able to actively participate in practical college courses, fine-tune leadership skills, and develop a network of friends and resources throughout our Southern and Eastern Kentucky region.

Lydia and Gracie will attend Lindsey Wilson College, Alayna will go to Asbury University, and Madison will visit Morehead State University. Congratulations to these young ladies.

School Carnival School Carnival
Kid Friendly Survey

Please complete this survey.
 

College & Career College & Career Week
College and Career Week will be celebrated Mar. 21- 25. This is sponsored by the FRYSC coordinators Jean Blazier and Glenda Wilson.
Monday- 6th grade will visit College Road Show;Tuesday- 8th grade will visit College Road Show;Wednesday- 7th grade will visit College Road Show;Thursday- 8th grade Reality Fair in the gym;Friday- College T-Shirt Day
Monroe County Athletic Alumni Golf Scramble Monroe County Athletic Alumni Golf Scramble
World Down Syndrome Day World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), observed on March 21 every year, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Everyone is encouraged to wear colorful socks on Monday to show support of World Down Syndrome Day.

Commonwealth of KY Students Serve as Pages

Gage McClendon and Kade Hagan traveled to Frankfort to serve Pages for Rep. Brad Montell. Rep. Montell is Gage's Cousin.

8th Grade Survey

Students will complete this survey.

Pi Day Pi Day Celebrated
Students in Mrs. Chelsea Hammer's and Mrs. Kaye Gosser's classes  celebrated Pi Day 3-14.
Family Resource Youth Service Center staff Family Resource Youth Service Center staff attends rally in the Capitol

The Family Resource Youth Service Center staff attended a rally at the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, March 10th 2016, Celebrating Successes: 25th Anniversary Rally. This was an opportunity for FRYSC staff to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the FRYSC program. Several representatives spoke to the group and expressed their gratitude for the services that FRYSC’s across the state provide for kids. 

Spring Photo Booth Spring Photo Booth

The Relay for Life Team will be sponsoring a Spring Photo Booth on March 22 during breakfast and lunch. The cost is $1 per student for one picture. Group pictures should have no more than 6. A copy of the photo will be given to each group member. Please see Mrs. Brenda to pay or if you have any questions.

School Lunch School Lunch

The school lunch menu that has been published may change slightly from week to week. These changes are being made based on feedback from a taste testing event held at the high school. We will keep students updated on the changes.

On Thursday, March 17, the menu will include: Tangerine Chicken or Beef Dippers, Rice, Green Beans or Vegetable Blend, Roll, and Pear Halves.

Mar. 21- Chicken Rings or Drumsticks, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, Peach Slices

Mar. 23- Shepard's Pie or Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Cooked Carrots, Peas, Rolls, Tropical Fruit

Mar. 28- Hot Wings or Golden Boneless Wings, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Snicker doodle Cookie, Peach Slices

Mar. 31- Beef Nachos with Chips or Chicken Fajita with Wrap, Queso Cheese, Trimmings, Refried Beans, Slushie

Lunch is always served with Milk.

National Beta Beta Club Earns National Beta School of Merit
Dear Ms. McClendon,
Thank you for celebrating your students' achievements with National Beta! To honor your dedication and commitment to academic excellence, we want to honor Monroe County Middle School as a 2015 - 2016 National Beta School of Merit. Your school is receiving this prestigious honor as your Beta Chapter includes all eligible grade levels on your school's campus.

In May 2016, your Principal will receive a congratulatory letter and a National Beta School of Merit window decal to proudly display as a symbol of your school's accomplishment. In addition, a list of National Beta School of Merit recipients will be publicized at the 2016 National Beta Convention.

Thank you for your continued support of National Beta!
Bob Bright, CEO
Band Students Band Students Assessed at Solo/Ensemble Events

On Saturday, band students prepared music for solo and/or ensemble events at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Solo & Ensemble Performance Assessment held at Henry F. Moss Middle School in Bowling Green, Ky. All performances were evaluated by adjudicators and received both written and verbal feedback. Students receiving a Distinguished or Proficient rating will be awarded the official KMEA medals.

Distinguished – Represents a superior performance
Proficient – Represents an excellent performance
Apprentice – Represents a good performance

Results are as follows:

 

Billy Joe Murphy Congratulations to Billy Joe Murphy!

Congratulations to Billy Joe Murphy who was selected as Monroe County High School's next football coach!

8th Grade Survey
Jr. Beta Jr. Beta Convention Results

Over 70 Jr. Beta Club members traveled to Louisville to compete at the state convention. Kade Hagan, KY Jr. Beta Vice President, presided over the 2nd general session. We had members to participate in a variety of contest. Maylee Collins won 1st place in quilting; Technology project won 1st place; campaign skit won 3rd place; and the club earned a Gold Award.

Andrew Graves Andrew Graves Advances to State

Andrew Graves competed this past weekend and made his state cut in the 50 yard breaststroke and will advance to the Kentucky State Championships on March 12-13!

Game canceled

Tonight's girls and boys varsity game against Greenwood has been canceled.  The makeup game will be played tomorrow night.

Basketball Tonight’s game with Cumberland Co. has been cancelled.

Tonight’s (Monday, February 15th) JV / V Boys game with Cumberland Co. has been cancelled.

Basketball Tonight's game canceled!

Tonight's girls and boy varsity game against Clinton County has been canceled.

Beta Beta News

Beta news from Mrs. Ashlee McClendon...After Thursday's practice I think everyone is ready. Anyone that still owes money will have two options for paying. I will be at school from 12-1 on Tuesday or please be there a little early Wednesday to settle up before we leave. Don't forget permission form to jump at Sky Zone. I will arrive around 7:45 on Wednesday to finish loading the trailer. Anyone that is willing to help can also come early. Do not forget all of your things needed for your skit role. See you Wednesday morning at 8:30. We are leaving at 9 SHARP.

Roses Valentine's Day Florist Delivery Changes

Turner's Florist, Monroe County Florist and Gamaliel Florist have asked that if you placed a Valentine's Day order to be delivered to a school that you please pick it up today or tomorrow.  If you have questions please contact the florist.

Also, there will be no school next week Monday, February 15th through Friday February 19th due to the observation of Presendent's Day and student participating in Beta.

Be safe and enjoy your extended time away from school.

Baby Picture Baby Picture Needed for Yearbook

The due date for 8th grade baby pictures has been extended until WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24.  These need to be turned into Mrs. Katresa or uploaded to the yearbook site.  The directions for upload are on Mrs. Katresa's website under the link "Yearbook".

School Closing No school today, Friday, February 12th.

No school today, Friday, February 12th. Students will do assignments associated with MCSD@Home day 9.

School Closing No school tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10th.

No school tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10th. Students will do assignments associated with MCSD@Home day 8.

MCSD@Home MCSD@Home Day 7

Click below to watch students hard at work on MCSD@Home Day 7

Basketball Tonight's game vs Cumberland county has been cancelled.

Tonight's girls and boys varsity game vs Cumberland county at home has been cancelled.

Conservation Writing Winners Conservation Writing Winners

The Monroe County Conservation District recently sponsored a writing contest to promote wildlife conservation practices. Winners are 1st place Kaitlynn Cornwell, 2nd Allison Creek, and 3rd Madelyn McNew.

WKU Honors Band WKU Honors Band

Congratulations to Ellie Emberton, Caulyn Holbrook, Baylee Ray and Kennedy Thurman who will represent Monroe County Middle School in the WKU Middle School Honors Band.

WKU received nominations from 42 middle schools in the region. Two hundred forty students were accepted. There will be two bands this year. The Red Band will be conducted by Ms. Lois Wiggins. The White Band will be conducted by Mr. Matt Baucum.

The Clinic will be held Monday, February 29, 2016. Honor Band students begin rehearsal at 8:30 am in preparation for a concert held at 5:30 pm that evening in Van Meter Hall on the campus of Western Kentucky University. The concert is free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

No school tomorrow No school tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9th.

No school tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9th. Students will do assignments associated with MCSD@Home day 7.

MAC Region Swim Meet

The Region 2 swim meet will be held in Owensboro on Feb. 12 and 13. These middle school students have qualified for the meet: Cheyenne Aaron, Makinzi Barnhardt, Emily Brown, Riley Burroughs, Kendall Farringer, Dannica Gosser, Andrew Graves, Chasatie Pedigo, and Bailey Wheeler. Good luck!

MCSD@Home MCSD@Home Survey

Please Click Here to fill out a brief survey about our MCSD@Home days.

Thank You!

 

Students Study Newton's Laws Students Study Newton's Laws

Mrs. Tara Copas's 6th grade science class has been studying Newton's laws. Seth Cammack and Diana Hernandez are using student built catapults to shoot objects of different masses using different amounts of forces. 
 

Roger's Explorer Roger's Explorer

Any 8th grader interested in science, math, and technogy should apply for Roger's Explorer. Information should be downloaded HERE. Applications are due by midnight, Monday, Feb. 15. The application invovles form online, 2 reference letters, and grade card. See Mrs. Cunningham for help and more information.

District Governor's Cup District Governor's Cup

The District Governor's Cup was held in Cumberland County last week. Bryant Tandy won 2nd place on the written assessment in science and 3rd place on the written assessment in social studies.  Bailey Wheeler tied for 4th on the written assessment in science.  Melanie tied for 5th place on the written assessment in mathematics. These students will participate in the Regional Governor's Cup on Feb. 13. MCMS will host so we invite our community to come and show their support.

Tonight's (Tuesday, Feburary 2nd) Basketball Game and Swim meet canceled
Tonight's girls and boys varsity basketball game against Glasgow has been canceled. In addition, tonight's swim meet against Glasgow has also been canceled
Parent/Teacher Conference Parent/Teacher Conference

Parent Teacher conferences will be held on Monday, February 8th from 3:00 – 6:00 PM.  Mid-term grades for the 3rd nine weeks will be available at the door. All parents/guardians are encouraged to attend and visit with teachers.

Geography Bee Geography Bee

Congratulations to Sydney Wade for winning the geography bee. He had the highest score on the final assessment and will take another test to determine if he will compete in the regional bee. Hollie Harlan is the runner-up.


 

Cheerleaders Cheerleaders Win

 

The cheerleaders won 1st place in the Snowball Classic over the weekend. Congratulations!

ATV Monroe County Board of Education Accepting Bids

Monroe County Board of Education Accepting Bids

 

The Monroe County Board of Education will accept sealed bids for the sale of a

2006 Yamaha Rhino 450.

Bids will be accepted until 3:00 P.M. on February 12, 2016, which is deemed at the closing time of all bids.  All bids will be turned in at the Monroe County Board of Education.  UTV is located at the Maintenance shop at the Monroe County Board of Education for viewing. 

If more information is needed, contact Tommy Geralds at 270-407-1601.

The Monroe County Board of Education reserves the right to reject or accept any or all bids.

Spelling Bee Spelling Bee Winner

Millie Page is the winner of the school spelling bee. Kiera Payton is the runner-up. Millie will compete at the county spelling bee on Feb. 4. We wish her good luck.

 

Book Fair Book Fair Activities

These activities will take place in the library during the week of the "Feelin' Groovy" Book Fair, Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Friday- Dress-Up Day- think 60s, groovy style
Monday- Game  Day
Tuesday- Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday- Photo Booth
Thursday- Craft Day
Friday- Tie Dye shirts

There will be lots of prizes given out for the week's events. See in the library and the book fair.

Anyone wanting to tie dye a shirt should bring in a white shirt before Friday with name in tag and give to Miss Holder.

 

Football Football Team Get-Together

The Football Team will have an end of the year get together on Thursday, Feb. 4th at the Monroe County Family Wellness Center. Pizza will be served at 6pm, followed by swimming from 6:30 to 8. Players need to bring all of their equipment. Eighth graders need to bring a deserts and 7th graders need to bring chips.

MCSD@Home MCSD@Home Students hard at work Day 6
There WILL BE school tomorrow, Thursday, January 28th.

There WILL BE school in Monroe County, tomorrow, Thursday, January 28th. Please remind your teenage drivers to continue to be cautious, as well as yourself.

Parents please be reminded that there may be places that drivers are unable to turn around their bus due to soft conditions of the roads. Some students in rare cases may be required to meet their driver at the main road. Please contact your child's driver if you live on a road where a driver must turn around a bus.

MCSD@Home MCSD@Home Students working hard on Day 5
School Closing No school tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27th.

No school tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27th. Students will do assignments associated with MCSD@Home day 6.

School Closing Not School Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26th

No school tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26th. Students will do assignments associated with MCSDHome day 5.

Scholastic Book Fair Scholastic Book Fair

The second Scholastic Book Fair of the school year will be held Jan. 29-Feb. 5. The Book Fair has a theme of "Feelin' Groovy". We have plans for a weeks worth of activities to go along with the theme. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair with their reading class. If parents would like to make a visit during or after school, please drop by and see us. Books can also be ordered from our online Book Fair. Any orders placed through this online order will be delivered free to school and these totals count towards our goal. The library depends on the Book Fair to raise funds in order to purchase books for our students. All  help would be greatly appreciated.

Basketball Lady Falcon's Play Today (January 25th) at 1pm at the Metcalfe Co. Middle School

The Lady Falcon's play Cumberland County today (Monday, January 25th) at 1pm at Metcalfe County Middle School Gym. If we win, the championship game will be played at 7:45 or 8pm at Metcalfe County High school.

School Closing No School Tomorrow, Monday, January 25th

No school tomorrow, Monday, January 25th. Students will do assignments associated with MCSDHome day 4.

Basketball Lady Falcons's Game Sunday Has Been Canceled

The Lady Falcon's Game on Sunday has been canceled.  They will be play Monday, January  25th at 1pm or 4pm depending on if Monroe/Glasgow /Cumberland/Metcalfe are in school or not (1pm if all are out of school and 4pm if either of the four are in school.  Our Lady Falcon's will play at the Metcalfe County Middle School Gym.

Also, Monday 9th/JV boys game vs Glasgow  is cancelled. 

Basketball Tonight's Lady Falcon's game in the All A classic has been cancelled.

The All A girls semi finals game at Metcalfe Co. has been cancelled for tonight and tomorrow. The Lady Falcon will play Sunday at 2pm. We play Cumberland Co.

MCSD@Home MCSD@Home Students Working Hard on Day 2

Click on "Read More" to watch see all the hard work our students are doing on MCSD@Home Day 2

School Closing Is there school tomorrow, Friday, January 22nd?

Click the "Read More" link and watch the video to find out!

Basketball Game Time For Boys Game Tonight Has Changed

The Boys game time tonight has been moved from 6pm to 5pm.  Park behind the school using the first driveway entrance.  This is the only parking available.

Governor's Cup District Governor's Cup

District Governor's Cup for this weekend has been postponed until Thursday, Jan. 28th and Friday, Jan. 29th. If there is any school in the district that is not in session, these dates will be postponed again. Students involved in Governor's Cup should be ready for the contest. Good Luck!

Student's Working Hard on MCSD@Home Day1 !!

 

 

No School No School Thursday, January 21st

Students will do assignments associated with MCSDHome day 2.

Spelling Bee Spelling Bee

The school spelling bee will be held the next day school is in session and  the winner will go on to district level spelling bee on Feb. 4. Grade level Spelling Bee winners: 6th: Ty Page, Ryver Setliff, James Davis, Mayte Catalan, Kailey McMurtrey; 7th: Mia Keith, Tyler Brown, Emma Denton, David Catalan, Jacob Lynn; 8th:  Jonah Jenkins, Kiera Payton, Millie Page, Nevaeh Boards, Allison Davis

 
MCSD@Home MCSD@Home Information

It appears that bad weather could be approaching us and we wanted to provide you with a quick refresh on information concerning MCSD@Home days.

WBKO's WBKO's Today's Leader

Mrs. Terri Collins was nominated for Today's Leader which is featured on WKBO's Midday Live. Mrs. Collins was interviewed on the show and was given a certificate and shirt. We are very proud of her 32 years as a teacher in Monroe County School District. If you missed her, click on this link.

Cheerleading 2016 New Years Bash Cheerleading Competition

MCMS cheerleaders received 2nd place in the 2016 New Years Bash competition. Congratulations girls! We are proud of you. The cheerleaders also the Best Fan Award!

All-District Band All-District Band

Kennedy Thurman, 8th grade band student at MCMS, is participating in the KMEA Third District Band Directors Association 7th & 8th grade All District Band this weekend. They are rehearsing in preparation for the concert which will be held Saturday, January 9, 2016 in Vanmeter Auditorium on the campus of WKU at 11:00 CST.  The band is under the direction of Teresa Elliot. 
 

Cheerleaders Cheerleaders in Competition

Cheerleaders have a competition on Saturday, Jan. 9th at South Warren High School. They are scheduled to perform at 11am. Good Luck girls!

Order Now Boys Basketball Pictures

Boys basketball picture proofs have been passed out. Orders should be turned in by Thursday, Jan. 14.

Coaches vs. Cancer Coaches vs. Cancer

Coaches vs Cancer basketball game will be January 12th at the high school. Cancer survivors (faculty, staff and students) will be recognized at the game as well.

Coaches vs. Cancer Spirit Week
Tuesday- Camo Day
Wednesday- Sunglasses
Thursday- College Day
Friday- Spirit Day

First period classes will be collecting money. The classroom collecting the most money will be announced at the ball game on the 12th and receive a pizza party.

 

France Pen Pals from France

Students in Mrs. Katresa Collins's 3rd period ELA class have been writing to pen pals in France. Students decorated yule logs after learning about their role in a French Christmas celebration. Mrs Sharon Froedge helped with this project. Students also received their Christmas cards from their pen pals. See pictures from their yule log decorating contest below.

Gilda's Club Cleary Receives Honorable Mention

Congratulations to Allison Cleary! Allison submitted an essay to Gilda's Club of Louisville on how cancer affects teens. She just received word that she won Honorable Mention.

 

Animal Cells 7th Grade Make Animal Cells

Students in Mrs. Rendi Carter's 7th grade science class have been studying animal cells. To wrap up the unit, students created the animal cell out of food. Using the ingredients available, students made decisions on what part of the organelle would be respresented by each food item.

Garment Industry Students Learn about the Garment Industry

Mr. Donnie Peden from Stitches in Gamaliel met with all 6th graders and discussed the garment industry. He shared the process of creating jeans and shipping their product around the world.

Jr. Beta Information about Jr. Beta Convention

A note was given to each Jr. Beta Club member intersted in attending the State Jr. Beta Convention. The convention will be held February 18-19, 2016.

The cost per Beta member will be $225 which will cover registration, room (4 per room), transportation and meals while in Louisville.  Students are asked to pay a nonrefundable fee of $50 by Thursday, December 17th, 2014.  The remaining $175 may be paid using the payment schedule with the final payment due on February 13, 2015.

Payment Schedule

December 17, 2015         $50

January 15, 2016             $75

January 29, 2016             $50

February 13, 2016           $50

Germ Busters STLP Group Moving on to State

Congratulations to Hollie Harlan and Madelyn McNew. Their STLP showcase "Germ Janitors" earn enough points to be invited to state. They prsented their showcase at WKU on Wednesday. State STLP will be held in Lexington in May. 

Socktober Gamaliel Elementary are the winners of the Socktober sock drive.

Gamaliel Elementary are the winners of the Socktober sock drive. GES won a $100 shopping spree for school supplies, a certificate and a sock full of goodies. They collected 506 pairs of socks for the young and elderly who are in need. The Monroe County School District collected a total of 1141 pairs of socks. 

Brooks Brooks Plays in East/West All Star Game

Jholdi Brooks played in the Kentucky Middle School East/West All-Star Football Game over the weekend. He won three awards: fastest 8th grade 40 Yard Dash, best Flat Jump, and Offensive Player of the Game. Jholdi scored two touchdowns as well as the 2 point conversion to help the West team to win 27-26. We are proud of Jholdi!

If you would like to check out the football game, go to Prepspin.com and look for the 8th Grade KYMSFA All-Star Game.
http://www.prepspin.com/upcoming-games-events/

MCSD@Home MCSD@Home Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Will the Monroe County School District automatically take all 10 days the waiver provides?

  1. No.  We will only use MCSD@Home if we need to miss for snow, sickness, etc.  Therefore, if we have a mild winter and we stay healthy it is possible that we would not need to use any of the MCSD@Home days.
All-District Band All-District Band

Congratulations to Kennedy Thurman and Ellie Emberton who received placement in the KMEA 3rd District 7th and 8th Grade All-District Band. Kennedy received 4th highest score in flutes. Ellie received 3rd in Baritone Sax. Kennedy will participate in the 7th and 8th Grade KMEA 3rd District All-District Band in January.

Basketball Boys Basketball Game Cancelled

The basketball games scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 24 against Warren East has been cancelled.

8th Grade Boys Basketball 8th Grade Boys Basketball

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team on winning the District Tournament.

Grayson Rich, Nick Coffelt, Tucker Kirkpatrick, Jholdi Brooks, Kale Hagan,
Wade Thompson, Christian Scott, Colby Nettles, and Dalton Williams

MCSD@Home MCSD@Home

By Monday, all students should have received three mailings from the middle school. The first piece explained MCSD@Home. The second mailing was a packet of lessons students will be required to do. The final piece explains how the lessons should be conducted. If your child hasn't received all three pieces, you can find this information on the school's website under MCSD@Home or you can contact the middle school.

App MCSD now has an Apple App!

It seems like more and more people are relying on their phones to keep connected.  For this reason, the Monroe County School District now has an Apple App to help keep everyone informed.  This app allows everyone to get the latest news articles as well as our district calendar.

itunes.apple.com/us/app/schoolpointe-stay-connected/id1043073721?mt=8

Click the link above to install our Apple App develepoed by Schoolpointe (Our Website Vendor)

To install without the link go to the app store and search for Schoolpointe.  Once the app has been installed, just select Monroe County to keep informed.

Clock It's Time to make sure your contact information is correct. Winter time is approaching.

Just a reminder to always make sure your contact information for your student is up-to-date.  Anytime there is a phone number change please remember to make the school's office aware of that change.  

It will not be long until Winter time will be here and you would not want to miss the "No School" calls.

Opera Monroe Students Experience an Opera

UK's Schmidt Opera Outreach Program visited Monroe County Middle School recently.

THEATER MONROE YOUTH THEATER PRESENTS:

The Ransom of Red Chief. Click Read More for times and dates.

We Honor Our Veteran's We Honor Our Veteran's

 


 

 

6th Grade 6th Grade Perfect Attendance

All 6th grade students were present at school on Thursday, November 5. Because of this, students were able to spend some free time outdoors. We encourage all students to be in attendance every day. Congratulations to the 6th graders!

Kickoff Kickoff tonight changed from 7:00pm to 7:30pm

At the request of Louisville Shawnee the game time for tonight’s game at Darrell carter stadium will kick off at 7:30 CST and traditional falcon walk will begin at 7:00pm

MCSD@Home What is a MCSD@Home Day (Video)

This video is to inform our students, parents and community about our MCSD@Home Program that we are implementing this year.

 

 

Clothes Closet Clothes Closet Yard Sale

The Relay for Life team and Jr. Guard will be hosting their annual Clothes Closet yard sale on Nov 7th from 8 till 4 at the middle school. Anyone wishing to donate items can drop off at the school or contact Mrs. Brenda Humes or Mrs. Kim Graves.

Relay for Life Relay for Life T-shirts on Sale

The Relay for Life team is taking up t-shirt orders now until Nov. 13. T-shirts are $10 ($12 for 2-xl or larger). Contact any Relay for Life team member or Mrs. Brenda Humes.

Girls Basketball Game Cancelled

The games against Cumberland Co. scheduled for Oct. 27 have been cancelled.

First Falcon Finance First Falcon Finance Visits South Central Bank

First Falcon Finance employees visit South Central Bank. During the visit, students made advertisements to post throughout the school to promote the bank, learned how to open a savings account, and how to fill out deposit tickets. The bank will be opening soon for students to deposit money into a savings account.

Halloween Dance 2nd Annual Halloween Dance

MCMS Cheerleaders invited students to attend their 2nd annual Halloween Dance. There will be a costume contest. Concessions will be available. Cost is $5.  

Middle School

Monroe County Middle School teachers and administrators working together in a grade level PLC to analyze student data and enhance instructional practices.

Duke Talent Search

Congratulations to Stuart Ellis, Ellie Emberton, Kade Hagan, Mason Smith, and Bryant Tandy. These seventh grade students have qualified for the Duke Talent Search program. They are able to take the ACT as 7th graders to have a greater insight into their abilities and gives them the opportunity to preview a college entrance exam.

 

Council YSC Advisory Council Meeting

Monroe County YSC Advisory Council will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 11:30 inthe YSC room. Mrs. Jean Blazier and Mrs. Glenda Wilson are coordinators. 

Boxtops Boxtops for Education, Used Ink Cartirdges, Old Cellphones

The library collects Boxtops for Education, used ink cartridges and old cellphones. These can be dropped off in the front office or contact Miss Nancy Holder to schedule a pick-up. Thank you for support MCMS students.

Drug Task Force The Monroe County Drug Task Force met on October 1, 2015

The Monroe County Drug Task Force met on October 1, 2015 and heard from the Monroe County CARES Coalition and the Youth Prevention Council. 

 

Class Favorites

6th grade:

Most Athletic: Brynley Hatcher and Deaton Emmert; Class Clown: Jade Butler and Jordan Page; Reading Superstar: Hollie Harlan and Bryce Carter; Most Likely to Succeed: Brynley Starnes and Dalen Botts; Mr. and Miss 6th Grade: Hunter Page and Gracie Veach

7th Grade-

Most Athletic: Ramsey Kate Bartley and Tucker Glass; Class Clown: Gracie Russell and Nolan Boyles; Reading Superstar: Hope Osborne and Camden Jackson; Most Likely to Succeed: Allison Cleary and Suart Ellis; Mr. and Miss 7th Grade: Trace Flannery and Madison Cloyd

8th Grade-

Most Athletic: Connor Geralds and Jholdi Brooks; Class Clown: Katie Catalan  and Hunter Evans; Reading Superstar: Madison Hollinsworth and Mason Birdwell; Most Likely to Succeed: Gracie Taylor and Eli Pitcock; Most Changed since 6th Grade: Landri Walden and Kale Hagan; Mr. and Miss 8th Grade: Curtis Petett and MaKenna Rouse

Attendance Challenge Attendance Challenge

Thursday, Sept. 24 will be High Attendance Day for Monroe County Schools. The school with the highest attendance will win prizes. Let's be here and win this challenge!

Progress Reports Progress Reports Go Home

Progress Reports will go home today. If you need to talk with a teacher, please call and make an appointment or contact through email.

The Write Stuff Contest

Thanks to the Miller Family Foundation, Gilda’s Club Louisville is giving away over $5,000 in prize money to the winners of The Write Stuff.  Students in grades 6–12 with a connection to cancer may to enter an essay, poem, two-dimensional piece of art or video sharing their connection which might be their own, that of a friend or any immediate or extended family member. 

All entries are due by midnight, next Friday, October 2nd, 2015.

Rules and the entry form are linked in blue. All entries must be accompanied by an entry from to be valid.

If students have any questions, contact Mrs. Hodges. 

Football Football game canceled

The Monroe County Middle School Football game on Thursday, September 17th against Edmonson County Middle School has been canceled.

Pizzas Beta Club Selling Pizzas

It’s Pizza! Pizza! Time!  Time for you, your friends, and your family to stock up with Little Caesars Pizza Kits!  Monroe County Middle School Beta is selling pizzas from now until Sept. 28. Pizza kits will be delivered on Wednesday, Octotober 14. See any Jr. Beta Club member, contact Mrs. Ashlee McClendon, or shop online.

Accepting Credit or Debit card payments at www.pizzakit.com

  • Click on -“Products” then “Shop

  • Select either- “Ship Order to the Group” or “Ship Order to Me”(via UPS for an additional fee)

  • Verify Fundraiser ID #300737  to link the sale to your group

  • Customer can now select the items they wish to order and pay securely with a Visa or MasterCard, please make sure your name is provided in the seller field at checkout so that you get credit!

Thank you for your support and participation!

Yearbook Sales Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are now on sale until November 6.  The cost is $40 or $45 with name. No notes will be passed out. Students should pay Mrs. Katresa Collins.

Congratulations 8th Grade Yearbook Ads

The yearbook staff is making preparations for the 2015-2016 yearbook. 8th grade congratulatory ads are now on sale. Anyone interested in purchasing space in the yearbook, please complete the form and return it to Mrs. Katresa Collins by Thursday, October 1, 2015. Payment, pictures and message for all ads are due at this time. Photos should be uploaded to http://images.balfour.com.

Painting Community Education Fall Painting Classes
Perfect Attendance 8th Grade Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to our 8th grade class. They have Perfect Attendance for Tuesday, Sept. 8. For this accomplishment, 8th graders will receive an extra 20 minutes of lunch today. We encourage each student to be at school every day, all day. Way to go 8th grade!

Basketball 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Meeting

There will be an informative parent meeting for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys basketball players on Monday, September 14, 2015 at 5:30 pm in the MCMS commons area. All boys interested in playing must attend this meeting with their parents/guardians. A completed 2015-16 KHSAA sports physical should be turned in if you have not already done so. 6th graders should come dress for the first practice after the meeting.

Book Fair Fall Book Fair

The first Scholastic Book Fair of the school year will be held Sept. 3-11. An online Book Fair is going on too. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair with their reading class. If parents would like to make a visit during or after school, please drop by and see us. The library depends on the Book Fair to raise funds in order to purchase books for our students. All  help would be greatly appreciated.

MCMS Homecoming Queen

1st Runner-Up Madison Vibbert

Queen Cally Sue Harlin

2nd Runner-Up Abby Hutcherson

Jr. Guard Jr. Guard

Jr. Guard permission packets are being handed out today. These MUST be turned in by thie Friday. To keep up to date on what's happening with the Jr. Guard Program, please visit their Facebook page.

Spirit Week Homecoming Spirit Week

Homecoming Spirit Week will be Aug. 24-27. There will be a "best dressed" boy and girl from each grade level selected each day. We want to see your best dress.

Monday- Camo Day (no facepaint or masks)

Tuesday- Cowboy/Cowgirl

Wednesday- Superhero

Thursday- Falcon Spirit

Homecoming MCMS Homecoming

The Homecoming Festivities will be on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 5:00. The 7th and 8th grade football teams will take the field starting at 5:30. The Falcons will play Clinton Co. The time has been changed from time listed on the schedule. All candidates and escorts should be at the football field at 3:45 for pictures. Hope to see you there!

Basketball Girls Basketball Information Meeting

There will be an informative parent meeting on Monday night, August 31st at 6pm in the middle school commons area for any 6, 7, or 8th grade girl interested in playing basketball this season. It is important that all students who are interested attend this meeting with their parents. Also be sure to bring a completed sports physical to turn in that night in order to be eligible to participate when practice begins.

WATERMELON WATERMELON FESTIVAL ANNUAL ART SHOW

Be sure to sign up and attend the Annual Watermelon Festival Art Show! Check out the rules and print off the entry forms here.

Homecoming Homecoming Queen Candidates

Congratulations to these girls on being selected as Homecoming Candidates for their grade:

6th Grade- Emily Arnett, Ellie Copas, Ally Gee, Hollie Harlan, Brynley Hatcher, Meagan Petty, Ashley Rush, Clara Taylor, and Brynley Starnes.

7th Grade- Ramsey Bartley, Allison Cleary, Madison Cloyd, Emma Denton, Abby Hutcherson, Kelsie Langford, Jocelyn Stinson, Madison Vibbert, Aubrey Woods

8th Grade- Bridget Biggerstaff, Kiley Birge, Riley Burroughs, Connor Geralds, Cally Harlin, Alayna Hodges, Millie Page, MaKenna Rouse, Landri Walden

Homecoming Festivities will be held on Thursday, August 27.

Swim Swim Team Signups To Be Held

Swim Team signups for USA and High School will be held Monday, August 24th at 5pm in the Middle School Library.  

High School team is 7th – 12th grade.  
USA is age 6 and older.

 

Backpack Program Fundraiser for Backpack Program

The Jr. Beta Club is hosting a service project to help with the Backpack Program. Club members will be selling chances on a Nashville Shores package during lunch next week. The package will contain 4 admission tickets, 4 meal vouchers, 2 unlimited drink wristbands, and 2 tube passes. For each dollar that is donated to the BackPack Program, you will receive one ticket to go in the drawing that will take place Friday and the winner will be announced during afternoon announcements. Please help support our local program to feed Monroe County students.

Jr. Beta Club Jr. Beta Club

There will be a form passed out today for all students that are interested in being in BETA this year. Please return the information sheet as soon as possible to Mrs. Ashlee if you are in 6th grade, Mrs. Billingsley if you are in 7th grade, and Mrs. Katresa Collins if you are in 8th grade. The state convention will be in Louisville again this year and nationals will be in New Orleans, Louisiana. The cost for joining will be $15 for returning members and $20 for new members. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Ashlee.

Kick-Off Spirit Week

Let's kick-off the 2015-2016 school year with Spirit Week.

Monday - Thinking Cap Day (wear hats)

Tuesday - College Shirt Day- Begin with the end in mind

Wednesday - Mix Matched Day- Seek first to understand, then to be understood (example: wear different shoes, different socks or do something silly with hair)

Thursday - Blast from the Past: Elementary Day (wear shirts from your elementary school)

Friday - Falcon Day- Synergize (This day symbolizes the students coming together as MCMS Falcons.)

THEATRE MONROE YOUTH THEATRE PLANS FOR FALL PLAY

If you are a middle or high school student and interested in trying out for the fall play, read more.

Run/5K 30th Annual Watermelon Festival Run/5K

Get your running shoes on and join in the fun! Monroe County George and Isabel Bushong Family Wellness Center will be sponsoring the annual Watermelon 5K. Print out your registration sheet and be sure to get registered!

Back to School Bash

A Back to School Bash will be held on Tuesday, August 11 from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. at the Family Wellness Center. There will be free hair cuts, vision screening, hygiene supplies, school supplies, and much more. This will be sponsored by: Monroe County Cooperative Extension, Monroe County Family Resource Center, Monroe County Health Department, and Monroe County Family Wellness Center. All are invited to attend.

Paint Community Education Class Scheduled

If you like to paint, this class is for you. Gather your friends and take an Acrylic Painting Class!

Read Me Student Handbook

The 2015-16 Student Handbook has been updated and added to the website. The only slight changes this school year is the technology policy and dress code. Click here to read the handbook.

Football MCMS Football Ball Practice

Monroe County Middle School Football will begin on Monday, July 13th @ 5:30 for 8th grade and Tuesday, July 14th @ 5:30 for 7th grade.  There will be a "Short" parent meeting at the beginning of each day.  We will be meeting at MCMS.

We will be distributing equipment to the players and then we will have practice.  Make sure that the players have physicals by this date.

If you have any questions, please call 270-427-7685.

Summer Reading Challenge Summer Reading Challenge

All 2015-2016 MCMS students and staff have been challenged to read 1000 minutes during summer break. Students and staff are asked to keep track of the number of minutes they read and to log those minutes at www.scholastic.com/summer. All students have an unique username and password. Students who read will be rewarded once school starts back. Our school goal is to read 350,000 minutes. We want everyone to have a great summer and to read in order to be ready for the new school year on Aug. 14. If you have any questions, please email Miss Holder.

To log the minutes for the Summer Reading Challenge:
1- www.scholastic.com/summer
2- Select Go Now under the kids section.
3- Select Login
4- Username and password cards were given to students.
5- Log My Minutes is on the right. Select the day that minutes are to be logged. Minutes can be logged each day, each week, or once at the end.

*Google Chrome seems to be the only browser that will allow me to login on a consistent basis.

 

6th Grade Camp Middle

The Monroe County Youth Services Center will once again host Camp Middle for our incoming 6th grade students on July 29 and July 30.

Registration will be on July 30 from 8:00-5:00. Orientation will be that same day, July 30, at 1:00 at the middle school. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have. If you cannot attend orientation, we are available to answer questions on an individual basis.

The note that was sent home to all incoming 6th graders can be found here.

Racing to the Future Winner

Traveling trophy presentation for STLP Racing to the Future repeat champion, Jonah Ford.  We are so proud of Jonah for making history as the only student who has ever won two consecutive years.  Congratulations!!

 

Graduation 8th Grade Graduation

Eight grade graduation will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at 9:00 in the gym. It will also be shown live on Channel 16 and SCRTC Channel 94.

6th Grade Receive Friends and Family CPR Training

Mrs. Sandy England, RN and Family Resource District Contact for the Monroe County School System recently provided a training for all of our 6th grade students. The students were trained how to access a situation, instruct someone to call 911 and get an AED, and perform hands only CPR. The students worked with Mrs. England and Mrs. Kim Smith during this 3 day training. Students did not get an actual certification for CPR but were given a CPR Friends and Family Hands Only participation and completion card. These students were trained in Mrs. Cleary's health class.

Mrs. Cleary said, "I was so proud of the interest level of the students and how hard they worked during the training. They went through a checklist and did everything they were trained to do. I feel confident if they were in a crisis situation they could help someone if there were no other qualified people around."

The students know the basics and they have had three days of practice. The hands only CPR is part of the new training, where students give compressions only. They delivered 100 compressions per minute with the knowledge that a victim would have enough oxygen in their tissues to be able to respond to this type of CPR successfully.

News WKU Center for Gifted Studies

Opportunities await students during the summer. Check out the following websites for more information.

Art Community Education Art Show

This is your chance to see area artists displaying their work!

K-PREP Testing Strategies

This video was produced by Dylan Hall and Tyler Hall.

K-PREP Test is Here

This video was created by Video Class and Yearbook Class students. Enjoy!

 

8th Grade Awards

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Award winners.
Anastasia Shirley- band; Brooklyn Gordon- science and All A's; Rachel Birge- art; Michaela Whitehead- band; Jasmine Clouse- All A's; Cassie Strong- Superintendent Award, All A's, language arts, math; Emily Burks- Principal Award, All A's; Grace Turner- Art; Andrea Beltran- Citizenship Award; Whitley Bryant- Kerry Yokley Award for girl's sports; Brandon Walker- band and perfect attendance; Ivan Espejo- art; Cameron Garmon- band; Trent Murphy- Woodman of the World History Award; Will Burroughs- science; Graham Stephens- math, language arts, band; Dalton Hodges- Jr. Beta Club and band; Austin Rhoton- band; Chandler Clements- Citizenship Award; Landon Stinson- Cecil Petett Award for boy's sports; Elijah Cleary- perfect attendance. Not shown, Jenna Bowe, band; Caitlin Spurlock- band.

Testing K-PREP Testing

The week of May 11-15 is the K-PREP testing window. This is the time we need all students at school every day to take the state mandated test. Students will be tested each day. Please schedule appointments accordingly.

Wellness Workplace Wellness

  The Monroe County School system initiated a workplace wellness plan, Spring Break Walkout, in which walking paths were measured and posters with directions were placed at each school. Employees were encouraged to walk before or after school or during their lunch break. For every mile walked, they would put a star by their name on a board. Small prizes were given to the winners, those that walked the most miles, and to all those that participated. Employees took advantage of walking paths and the friendly competition to see who would get the most stars.

Hot Rods 7th Grade Field Trip

The 7th grade will be attending a Hot Rods baseball game in Bowling Green on Wednesday, May 20.  The cost for the trip is $10 and includes ticket and lunch.  Due to stadium requirements, we must have money collected by FRIDAY, MAY 8.  Absolutely no money will be accepted after this date.  Students may bring extra money for concessions and/or souvenirs if they wish, but it is not mandatory.   

Tips Health Tips for Parents


 

Announcements Information for 8th Graders

A note is being sent home with 8th graders outlining what is happening at the end of the school year.

*Freshman orientation- Thursday,  April 30 in the commons area at the High School.  It is suggested that each student and a parent or guardian attend.  

*8th grade field trip- May 8 will be going to see a movie. Cost of the trip is $10 which includes transportation, ticket, small popcorn and drink. Please pay by May 7.

*8th grade cookout and field day- Tuesday, May 26 after graduation practice.  Students are asked to contribute $5 to cover meal and beverages. Please turn in money by May 20.

*“Class of 2019” T-shirt will be printed. The cost is $6. Please turn in money by May 8.

*Graduation- Wednesday, May 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the MCMS gym.  Students will follow the school’s dress code which means dresses should be close to the knee and should have sleeves.  This is a very special occasion and jeans are not the best choice, but if they do wear jeans, they should not be faded with any holes or frays.  Also, males will wear their shirts tucked.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ashlee McClendon.

Book Fair Buy One Get One Free Book Fair

The third Book Fair will be our Buy One Get One Free sale. The Book Fair will be held May 4-8 in the library and will be open during school hours. If anyone would like to come and browse the Book Fair after 2:30, please let Miss Holder know and he will be here. Our goal is to sell 237 books which will equate to about $1100 in sales. Profits from the Book Fair goes to buying materials for our school library. Your support is appreciated! Shop the online book fair here.

Clothes Closet Operation Clothes Closet

Operation Clothes Closet, the annual yard sale that benefits the Junior Guard and Relay for Life, will be held on April 25 from 8-5 at the middle school.

If you have anything you would like to donate, please contact Brenda Humes or Kim Graves.  Receipts are available  for all donations. T

Thank You for your support. We are making a differences in the lives of others.

2015 State School Bus Safety Poster Contest

All middle school students are invited to submit posters for the 2015 State School Bus Safety Poster Contest based on the theme, “Bully Free Zone!” Posters should be submitted to the local selection committee (Christie Biggerstaff, Kevin Cloyd, Mike Gee) no later than April 30th. 

More information and the rules for submissions may be found here (http://napt.org/resources/national-school-bus-safety-week.php).

Roger's Explorers Roger's Explorers

Congratulations to Andrea Beltran, Will Burroughs, Brooklyn Gordon and Cassie Strong. They have been selected to participate in the Roger's Explorers Program this summer.

Elections SBDM Elections Set for Each School

Monroe County Schools' are seeking Site Based Decision Making Council parent members at each school.

Hoops Hoops for Heart

MCMS students raised almost $750 for the Hoops for Heart Campaign. With Coach Murphy are Amelia England and Kylie Adams. Amelia raised the most money with about $350 and Kylie Adams raised almost $200. Trenton Carroll, not shown, raised $55. Thank you to everyone that supported the American Heart Association.

KMEA Concert Band Festival

The advanced band class performed athe KMEA Concert Band Performance  Assessment in Somerset. The middle school band received a Distinguished rating. Congratulations to Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Crowe and all band students.

"March Zuma" by John O'Reilly

 

"Spririt of the Wolf" by Michael Oare

Jr Beta Club Jr Beta Club Results

Results from Jr Beta Club State Convention:

Kade Hagan- State Vice-President

1st Place Arts Sweepstakes

1st Place sketch Grace Turner

1st Place pastels Kylee Brown

2nd Place technology

2nd Place campaign skit

 

Gear Up Students Visit Lindsey Wilson College

A group of 8th grade students visited Lindsey Wilson College for a campus tour and lunch. This trip was made possible through GEAR-UP KY.


 

KMEA KMEA Solo and Ensemble Ratings

On Saturday, March 14, 2015 Monroe County Middle School Band students prepared music for solo and/or ensemble performance events at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Solo & Ensemble Performance Assessment held at Henry F. Moss Middle School in Bowling Green. Performances received both written and verbal feedback from adjudicators. ALL events received Distinguished or Proficient ratings. Students receiving a Distinguished or Proficient rating will be awarded the official KMEA medals. A Distinguished rating means a superior performance while Proficient represents an excellent performance. This is outstanding work by our band students. 

Hoops for Heart Hoops for Heart

Mr. Murphy is heading up the Hoops for Heart campaign that will begin next week. Students are encouraged to collect donations for this event. He has the following guidelines:

Deadline for donations:  Wednesday, April 1

Prizes on back of envelope: Students will start winning prizes after $50 is raised (Level 1 and 2 will NOT receive the ducks).  Prizes are listed on the back of the envelope that has been given to the students.

Consent for activities: For a student to participate in free throw competition or any other activity, they MUST turn in the parent consent form that is attached to that envelope.

Gifted Program Summer Studies Gifted Program Summer Studies

Students who are enrolled in the Gifted/Talent Program may apply for VAMPY and SCANT programs with Western Kentucky University. Applications are available in the office. Click on the Read More for the qualifications for each. If  you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hodges.

Dillon Geralds Vote for Player of the Week

Vote for Dillon Geralds for player of the week:

Click here to vote.

 

Students

These students braved through the cold and snow with Reading Plus!!  Congratulations on achieving combos while we were out of school. Sixth graders: Rain Setliff, Aubrey Woods, Halee Jo Deckard, and Kobe Nason. Seventh graders: Landon Hollinsworth, Gracie Taylor, and Jordan Elam.

 

Music KMEA Solo and Ensemble

UPDATE...Saturday's Solo and Ensemble Assessment has been postponed. The event will be held on Saturday, Mar. 14.

 

School Closures Information Regarding School Closures
Kade Hagan- Candidate for Jr. Beta VP

Kade Hagan is a candidate for Jr. Beta State Vice President. He will be campaigning during the convention, giving a speech, and answering question during interview process. In addition, he must have a campaign skit that promotes his slogan "Vote Kade he's Beta Made." Vote #9. Best wishes to Kade!

 

 

 

Jr. Beta Club Performance

This is the Jr. Beta Club's Song Fest that will be performed at the State Jr. Beta Convention in Louisville next week.

Twitter Monroe County School District on Twitter @monroekyschools

You can follow the Monroe County School District on Twitter @monroekyschools

Luncheon Parent Luncheon

Our annual Spring Parent Luncheon will be held Feb. 4-6. We invite all parents to join us for lunch and visit with teachers to discuss progress reports. Eighth grade luncheon will be on Wednesday, Feb. 4; seventh grade will be on Thursday, Feb. 5; and sixth grade will be on Friday, Feb. 6. Notes were sent home today. If you failed to receive a note, you can print one here- 8th, 7th, 6th. We hope to see you!

Spelling Bee District Spelling Bee

Gracie Russell out-spelled and outlasted other school winners and was the winner of the District Spelling Bee. She will move on to the state spelling bee. Congratulations Gracie and good luck.

 

Governor's Cup District Governor's Cup

Winning at the District Governor's Cup were: (back row) Will Burroughs- 2nd Math; Graham Stephens- 3rd Science and 2nd Social Studies; Brooklyn Gordon- 3rd Math; Dalton Hodges- 3rd Language Arts and 1st Arts and Humanities; Aaron Riley- 3rd Social Studies;

 

Quick Recall Team won 1st Place. The team consisted of (back row) Will Burroughs, Graham Stephens, Brooklyn Gordon, Dalton Hodges, Aaron Riley, (front row) Christine Webb, Bailey Wheeler, Bryant Tandy, and Melanie Thurman.

 

MCMS won 2nd place Overall.

 

These students will go on to Regional Governor's Cup next week.

Monroe County's Sandy England and Christie Biggerstaff present to the P-16 Council about Bullying

Sandy England and Christie Biggerstaff presented the Monroe County School District Golden Rule Action Plan to the P-16 Council Meeting today. They shared the importance of educating stakeholders about Bullying. 

Sandy and Christie

Basketball The Monroe County Boys Falcon Basketball team advances to play in the finals of the Class "A" tournament

The Monroe County Boys Falcon Basketball team advanced to play in the regional finals of the All Class "A" tournament by defeating Glasgow tonight. The game will be played in Clinton County tomorrow night, Friday, January 23rd, starting around 7:30 pm.

Test National Assessment of Educational Progress

A random group of eighth graders has been selected to take the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Wednesday, February 11. Parent notification letters will be sent home on Thursday. For more information regarding this assessment and your child's participation, you can go to http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/parent/2012469.pdf .

Roger's Explorers Roger's Explorers

Any 8th grader interested in applying for Roger's Explorer, the deadline to apply is Feb. 15. The Rogers Explorers program is an intensive three-day, two-night program focused on cultivating skills in leadership, technology, math, science, and community service. See Mrs. Cunningham for more information or click on read more.

Spelling Bee Spelling Bee

The school's spelling bee was held on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Fifteen classroom winners spelled words hoping to be the last one standing. The winner was 6th grader Gracie Russell. Gracie will represent us at the district spelling bee next week. Congratulations and good luck.

Book Fair Book Fair

Our next Scholastic Book Fair will be held Feb. 2-Feb. 6. Each student will have the opportunity to visit the book fair with their reading class. Help us reach our goal of $1000 in sales. Earnings from the book fair are used to buy books for the library. All parents are invited to come to the book fair or you can shop online. Thanks for your support.

Cheerleader Place in Competition

Congratulations to the cheerleaders as they placed 2nd in the Cheer Mania Competition on Saturday, January 17 in Bowling Green.

Front Row: Riley Brown, Leigha Guffey, Bailey Scott, Whitley Bryant, Jaynalee Sprowls, Jailyn Turner, Dannica Gosser, Madison Cloyd

Back Row: Alex Martin, Kylee Brown, Alexis Lacefield, Emily Burks, Hannah Poore, Raven Tipton, Lizzie Brown, and Millie Page

Basketball 7th Grade Wins Conference Tournament

The 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team won the SKMAC Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 17 at Bazzell Middle School. The team won against South Warren, Drakes Creek, and Bowling Green in the finals. The team went undefeated for the season going 23-0. Congratulations!

Front Row: Grayson Rich, James Allen Winningham, Hayden Graves, Kale Hagan, and Dalton Williams

Back Row: Coach Mink, Christian Scott, Wade Thompson, Nick Coffelt, Curtis Petett, Tucker Kirkpatrick, Jholdi Brooks, and Coach Geralds

Super Saturdays

The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU Winter 2015 Super Saturdays will take place February 7, 14, 21, and 28, noon to 2:30 p.m.  There are 33 classes on the campus of WKU in Bowling Green and four available at the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville. Super Saturdays are for high-ability, high-interest students in grades 1-8.

For more information, including class lists and registration, see http://www.wku.edu/gifted/super_saturdays/index.php or contact The Center at gifted@wku.edu or 270.745.6323.  Classes are kept small to enhance learning, so applications should be sent in as soon as possible.  

Cheerleaders Cheerleaders in Competition

The Cheerleaders are competition at Cheer Mania in Bowling Green at Bowling Green High school on Saturday, January 17. They will compete at 10:30. Good luck girls!

 

Message Urgent Message

The Monroe County Health Department is investigating a case of Pertussis (whooping cough).  Pertussis is a vaccine-preventable disease and if you or your child is up to date on immunizations, the probability of infection is lowered.

Please consider the following recommendations from the Monroe County Health Department:

1. Contact your physician if you or your child displays cold symptoms with a persistent cough. Pertussis immunization status should be reviewed and age-appropriate vaccine should be given and antibiotic treatment can be initiated if needed.

2. If you or your child develops Pertussis, you will not be permitted to attend school / daycare/ work  until 5 days of appropriate antibiotic therapy have been completed or for three weeks after the onset of cough, if treatment was not given. 

3. Keep your ill child at home until he or she is no longer contagious.  Keep contagious children home from activities where this disease could be spread to others.  Examples include church, scouts, and team sports. 

To see the entire letter, please click here.

Parent Survey Monroe County School District Parent Survey

Please select the link below to participate in the Monroe County School District Survey. We are committed to having the best possible educational experience for our students. We value your input and suggestions. Thank you for being our educational partner, and taking the time to complete this survey.

Click Here To Take the Monroe County School District Parent Survey

 

Bullying Monroe County School's Anti Bullying Task Force

Monroe County school administrators met Friday, January 9th to lay out a proactive approach to bullying in our schools. More information will be given to our students, parents and staff soon.  

Texting Texting Notification

If you wish to receive text notifications from the Monroe County School District, text the word "Alert" to "22300".  NOTICE: Your phone must be listed in our One Call Now system for you to receive text notifications.

Exercise Wellness Center January Exercise Schedule

Get in the spirit of working out in 2015 with the Monroe County Family Wellness Center. Check out the exercise classes scheduled.

Jr. Beta Club Jr. Beta Club News

The Kentucky Jr. Beta State Convention will be February 19-20. This letter was sent home with members in December outlining what must be accomplished before the convention. If you  have any questions, please contact one of the sponsors.

Boys Basketball Teams in Tournament

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team on winning the Glasgow Holiday Classic over the weekend. The 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team placed 3rd in the same tournament.

7th Grade

Front Row: Hayden Graves, Dalton Williams, Grayson Rich, James Allen Winningham, Gavin Banter, and Christian Scott

Back Row: Tucker Kirkpatrick, Nick Coffelt, Curtis Petett, Jholdi Brooks, Kale Hagan, and Wade Thompson

8th Grade

Front Row: Jacob Hagan, Landon Stinson, Dalton Crowe

Back Row: Austyn Belcher, Braden Murphy, Jholdi Brooks, Jamison Geralds, Curtis Petett, Chandler Clements, and William Joinville

 

 

KYA (Kentucky Youth Assembly)

Eighteen students traveled to Frankfort to participate in Kentucky Youth Assembly. Delegates will present bills, debate bills, and vote on bills. MCMS students had their bill passed by both the House and Senate and signed by the Governor. Congratulations to Dalton Hodges, Graham Stephens, and Sawyer Cherry. Their bill required food stamp recipients to be drug tested annually. Keep in mind, these bills have been written by students and have been voted on by students. They are learning the process of how a bill becomes a law at KYA.

Calendar Monroe County Board of Education Sets 2015 Fall Break

2015 FALL BREAK will be October 5-9.

At the December meeting of the Monroe County Board of Education it was decided to designate October 5-9 as the 2015 Fall Break so that students, parents, community members, and staff could plan for Fall Break activities.

Additional 2015-2016 Calendar Information will be determined at a future board meeting. 

STLP STLP Showcase

STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) members presented their showcases at Regional Competition on Dec. 8 at Western Kentucky University. Three groups were invited to state competition in March.

Bullying Stops Here

Emily Brown and MaKenzie Bryant

Grade Cam

Emily Burks, Payton York, and Emily Hammer

Supporting Others Who Serve

Bailey Elam, Haley Elam, and Jordan Elam

 

Academic Showcase 6th Grade Academic Showcase

MCMS hosted the 6th Grade Academic Showcase on Saturday, Dec. 7. Congratulations to the team on winning 4th place in Quick Recall Competition. Team members are Stuart Ellis, Camden Jackson, Bryant Tandy, Sydney Wade, and Bailey Wheeler. Individuals who placed were Bryant Tandy and Bailey Wheeler. Bryant placed 1st in Social Studies and 3rd in Science. Bailey placed 6th in Science.

Cheerleaders Place 2nd in Snowball Classic

The Cheerleaders placed 2nd at the Snowball Classic Held in Bowling Green on Saturday, Dec. 7. Congratulations!


 

Ky National Football Team Brooks Selected for Ky National Football Team

Jholdi Brooks, a 7th grade football player, was selected to play on the Kentucky National Football Team. He was invited to try out for the 38 player team. Jholdi plays wide receiver, running back and free safety. The first games were played on Dec. 6 & 7 in Paducah against Nashville and St. Louis teams with the Kentucky National Team winning both games. The team will play again on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia against South Atlanta. Congratulations to Jholdi for earning a spot on the team and representing Monroe County.

Survey Homework Survey

Please take a few minutes to let us know your opinion on homework. You can find the survey here.

Sale Entrepreneurial Fair

Members of the Entrepreneur Club will be having a Entrepreneurial Fair on Thursday, December 4 in the gym. Members have created items and will be selling them. Any profit earned is divide among the group members. Please come out and support our students.

KMSFA Petett Plays in East/West All-Star Game

Curtis Petett, a 7th grader, played in the Kentucky East/West All-Star game on Sunday, November 30 at Kentucky State University. Curtis was nominated, tried out for the team and was selected to play wide-receiver. He played for the West Team and wore jersey #10. Congratulations to Curtis and thank you for representing Monroe County. Check out the game and see if you can spot Curtis.

Cheerleaders Cheerleaders in Competition

MCMS Cheerleaders will be in the Snowball Classic in Bowling Green on Saturday, December 6. The competition will be at Bowling Green High School and the cheerleaders will compete at 1:30. Good Luck!

Yearbook Yearbook Sales Extended

Yearbook Sales have been extended through Friday, December 12. Yearbooks are $40 or $45 for personalized.

Tournament 7th Grade Team Wins Tournament

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team on winning the Caverna Classic.

Front row: Dalton Williams, Grayson Rich, Hayden Graves, James Allen Winningham

Back row: Christian Scott, Wade Thompson, Curtis Petett, Gavin Banter, Tucker Kirkpatrick, Kale Hagan, and Nick Cofflet

 

Jon Michael Clemmons Jon Michael Clemmons Named Principal

Mr. Jon Michael Clemmons has been named new principal at the middle school after the departure of Mr. Tony Harlan. Mr. Harlan has accepted a position at the central office. Mr. Clemmons is no stranger to the middle school. He was a teacher for seven years before going to Gamliel Elementary as assistant principal at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. We are excited to have Mr. Clemmons back in our building and look forward to continuing a successful school year.

Christmas Tree A Giving Tree

MCMS students are participating in a service learning project: a Giving Tree. Staff and students are asked to bring items such as hats, gloves, socks, sweatshirts, t-shirts, food, games, hygiene products, or blankets to place on and under the tree. The week before Christmas break, the items will be distributed to our students in need. We invite the community to help with our project too.

Band All-District Band

Nine students auditioned for the 2015 Third-District All-District Band. Students from across the region compete for chair selection. We are extremely proud of our students significant accomplishment.  The band will perform on January 8-10, 2015 at WKU. 

Kalie Hill - 1st Chair Alto Saxophone;  Brandon Walker - 3rd Chair Flute;  Kennedy Thurman - 10th Chair Flute;  Austin Rhoton - 4th Chair Clarinet;  Jenna Bowe - 10th Chair Trumpet.

Jr. Beta Club Important Jr. Beta Club Information

It's time to be thinking about the Jr. Beta Club Convention. This year's theme is "Beta's Rocking the County". This letter was sent home to members to explain requirements to attend the convention. Check with Mrs. McClendon or Ms. Crawford for more information.

 

 

Soil Conservation Poster and Essay Contest Soil Conservation Poster and Essay Contest

Any student interested in submitting work for the Soil Conservation Poster or Essay contest should pick up information in the front office. These are due by Friday, December 5.

Parent Night EXPLORE Parent Night

All 8th grade parents are invited to the EXPLORE Parent Night on Tuesday, November 11 from 5-7 in cafeteria. Parents can pick up EXPLORE results and will have the opportunity to discuss the results. Light refreshments will be served. 

Paint Class Community Education Acrylic Paint Class

Join in the fun and paint a picture for Christmas!

Cheerleaders Cheerleaders in KAPOS Competition

Good Luck to the MCMS cheerleaders as they compete in the KAPOS Cheerleading Competition on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Bowling Green High School. The doors will open at 9:00 and the competition will begin at 11:00.

Monroe County is a Distinguished School

 

 

Middle School Dance Middle School Dance

The cheeleaders will be sponsoring a Halloween Dance on Friday, October 24 from 6-10pm in the cafeteria. The admission is $5. Prizes will be given to Best Male Costume, Best Female Costume, and Best Group Costume. Concessions and pictures will be available to purchase. Keep in mind that costumes should be school appropriate and parents must sign-in and sign-out students. See flyer.

Open Enrollment Open Enrollment Begins October 13th, 2014

Click here to follow the link for health insurance open enrollment.

PLEDGE TAKE THE PLEDGE "LEAN ON ME" STOP THE BULLYING

Safe Schools Week begins October 19th thru 25th.

Class Officers Class Officers and Favorites Elected

The 2014-2105 Class Officers and Favorites are:

Exercise Wellness Center Exercise Classes
Football 7th Grade Grid Iron Champs

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Football Team on winning the Eagle Grid Iron. The Falcons played against Taylor Co. Middle and won 28-0.

Homecoming 2014 MCMS Homecoming

Congratulations to the 2014 MCMS Homecoming Queen Grace Turner, 1st Runner-Up Kylee Brown, and 2nd Runner-Up Alex Martin.

EXPLORE EXPLORE Test

All students in 7th & 8th grade will take the EXPLORE test on Tuesday, September 23. 6th grade will also take a practice test this day. 8th grade scores, however, are the only ones that are a part of our school's accountability. Testing will begin around 8:45 & will last until lunch time. All students should be in attendance; please schedule all appointments so that they do not interfere with testing.

Back Pack Program Help Our County's Back Pack Program

Vote once a day to help our school's back pack program share in a top prize of $60,000 from Wal-Mart.

Books Community Education Offers a New Class

Storytelling Workshop set to begin on October 2nd

8th Grade Congratulatory Ads on Sale

Dear Parents of 8th Graders,

The Monroe County Middle School yearbook staff is making preparations for the 2015 yearbook. If you would like to purchase an 8th grade congratulatory ad for your son or daughter, you can do so now. This is a chance to congratulate your child on the completion of his or her middle school years and wish them luck in the future. Payment and photos are due to Miss Holder by Friday, October 3. Click here to view the information about these ads.

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Holder at school  270-487-9624 or by e-mail nancy.holder@monroe.kyschools.us.

Rural School Reunion

The Monroe County Retired Teacher Association has organized a Rural School Reunion scheduled for September 27, 2014.

Volleyball Volleyball Team Advances to All "A" State Tournament!

 

 

 

Frog Book Fair

The Book Fair will be held Sept. 8-12 in the Library. The Book Fair provides students the opportunities to purchase books. All students will visit the library to visit the Book Fair with their class. This is a fundraiser for our library so that we can continue to purchase books for our students. If you cannot attend, you can look and purchase through our online book fair. Please visit this site. Thanks for your support.

Lunch Parents Are Invited
All parents are invited to our Annual Parent Luncheon on Sept. 3, 4, or 5 depending on the grade of your child. On these days, we invite all parents to come and enjoy lunch with your child, pick up progress report, and visit with all teachers. Sign-in begins at 11:30 and lunch will be at 12:00. A note was sent home this week. We need to know how many are coming so that enough food is prepared for all.
Sept. 3- 6th Grade
Sept. 4- 7th Grade
Sept. 5- 8th Grade
Sept. 8 from 3:00 to 6:00 will be Parent/Teacher Conferences for any parent that was unable to attend the luncheon.
We hope to see everyone at school.
Sign-Ups Club Sign-Ups
**Pep Club - $15.  See Miss Holder. Admissions to all middle schoool ballgames. 
**STLP - $5.  See Mrs. Billingsley or Mrs. Watson
**Beta - $20 for 6th graders and new members- $15 for current members. See Mrs. McClendon
**Entrepreneur- $5.  See Mrs. Brown
**Y-Club - $10.  See Mrs. K. Copass or Mrs. Lyons
**Swim Team – See Mrs. Cleary
Exercise September Wellness Center Exercise Schedule

Come join in the fun! If you're not a member, you can always walk in. UPDATED CALENDAR

NOte A Special Presentation by “Appalachian Mountain Storyteller”

Community Education to sponsor an Ice Cream Social

School Step Back in Time

Make plans to attend Monroe County Rural Schools Reunion, Saturday, September 27, 2014!

Band 6th Grade Beginning Band Class

Any 6th grader interested in beginning band that hasn't already signed up, please contact the school. This is a class that will be formed if there is enough interest.

Calendar IT'S TIME FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR TO BEGIN!

Mark your calendars for upcoming activities at the Monroe County School District. SCHOOL BEGINS FRIDAY, AUGUST 1ST.

Checkmark Notice of Non-discrimination

To read the Monroe County Board of Education's Notice of Non-discrimination Policy, click on Read More

5K Backpackin' for Kids 5K

Join the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers for a fun run/walk and 5K

Theatre Monroe Youth Theatre Presents

The Conundrum on the Crackerjack Cruise

Reading Summer Reading Challenge

Make a pledge to read this summer. Go to www.lexile.com/fab/ky and look for the “Summer Reading Pledge” blue button under “Step 1." Kentucky is currently in the lead and let's keep it that way.

Blast from the past.....

 

 

Carter RETIREMENT RECEPTION PLANNED

There will be a retirement reception to honor Superintendent Lewis D. Carter on June 10th between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. in the Board of Education Conference Room. Everyone is invited to attend.

AMY THOMPSON AMY THOMPSON TO BECOME SUPERINTENDENT

After a special called school board meeting, Mrs. Amy W. Thompson was chosen to lead the Monroe County School District beginning July 1, 2014.

8th Grade Award Winners

These students were recognized during the 8th Grade Graduation for high achievement.


Lydia Proffitt- Superintendent Award, All A's, Kerry Yokley Award, Science, Math, History; Caroline Rushing- All A's, Band, Language Arts; Ashley Gearlds- All A's, Perfect Attendance; Tori Chandler- All A's, Perfect Attendance; Bailey Bartley- All A's; Zander Birdwell- Art; Mariah Cleary- All A's; Emerald Wheeler- Citizenship, All A's, Art; JW Short- Math; William Widenhouse- Band.

Christian Crews- Woodmen of the World History Award, Science;

Not in photo- Madison Arnett- Principal's Award, All A's; Cole Petty- Citizenship; Harrison Froedge- All A's, Band, History; Dylan Emberton- Cecil Petett Award;  Ariston Jones- Band, Language Arts; Cahill Wilson- Band

State Track State Track and Field Competition

Student athlete Kayla Mendez is taking part of the KY State Track and Field Competition in Lexington on Saturday, May 24th. Good Luck Kayla and the rest of her team.

Registration Registration for 2014-2015 School Year

MCMS Student Registration for 2014-15 is as follows:

6th Grade Tues. July 22nd 8:00am-5:00pm

7th & 8th Grade Wed. July 23rd 8:00am-5:00pm

*6th Grade Parent Orientation will be Tues. July 22nd beginning @ 6:00 pm

Camp Middle for all incoming 6th graders will be July 22nd & 23rd beginning with registration at 7:30 am on Tues. July 22nd. We must have the attached form filled out for your child to attend. Camp Middle will be both days from 8:00 am - 1:00pm. We will have a field trip on Wed. to the movies. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and there will be no cost to attend.

Checkmark SPECIAL CALLED BOARD MEETING
FEEDING SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM BEGINS JUNE 2ND

Free Breakfast and Lunch will be available at Monroe County High School
 

DRAMA DRAMA CAMP

Sign up for Summer Drama Camp sponsored by Community Education.

Monroe County District Leadership Retreat 2014

 

 

 

Take Note School-Wide Field Trip

Dear Parents,

To prevent disappointing our students, we are changing our field trip plans for May 14 since the forecast for Wednesday calls for weather that is not great for an outside activity.

On that day the entire school will travel to Glasgow to watch the movie, The Amazing Spider Man 2.  We realize the movie is rated PG13; however, we have carefully check the movie rating and have determined that it is an appropriate movie for our students.  You may go to the website we used to make our decision.  http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/the-amazing-spider-man-2

Students will eat breakfast before leaving school and will receive a small popcorn and small drink while at the theatre.  All children may take additional money to purchase any snack they want while there.  We will have a sack lunch to eat when we return to school.

If you have any issues with our change in plans, please call and voice your concerns.  Please remember we made the change to keep from disappointing our students.

 

Sincerely,

Tony Harlan, Principal

Search Superintendent Search Committee Meeting Dates

The committee will begin the selection process soon!

Drama Monroe County Life in the Early 1900's

A group of students will be presenting at the Wellness Center

Milam Guest Speaker

Loy Milam spoke with eighth grade students on the battles of the Civil War that took place in Tompkinsville and Monroe County. He has been researching the topic himself and have recovered several artifacts in our area.

   
   

 

U.S. News and World Reports U.S. News and World Reports List Best High Schools

Monroe County High School recieved a Bronze status in national high school rankings.

Checkmark Superintendent Screening Committee Parent Member Vote

Voting for the one parent representative will take place on the following date at the Monroe County Board of Education main office area:  May 2, 2014 from 7:30 am-5:00 pm.

Spring Carnival Spring Carnival- More Info

A note was sent home today about the Spring Carnival, which is Friday, May 2nd. All students will have a couple of hours at the carnival to enjoy a variety of fun activities. Students have been earning tickets to spend at the Spring Carnival through their positive behavior and work ethic the past three weeks. Students may want to bring extra money to buy tickets and concessions.

The evening events start at 5:00. We invite and encourage all students and parents to attend.

Students have also been asked to bring items for concession stands and/or cake walk. See the note here.

 

 

Presenters at Next Generation Professionals at the University of Kentucky.

School and district administrators presented to members of the Next Generation Professionals organization on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Hilary J. Boone Center in Lexington , KY.  We shared information about Standards-based grading, Leader In Me and Personalized Learning. 

 

Ticket Spring Carnival
We are selling raffle tickets for a Camo Wallet with cash and Vera Bradley mailbag. For every six tickets students sell, they will earn a free raffle ticket. For every thirty-six tickets sold, students will earn free time at the Wellness Center. All funds earned through the Spring Carnival supports our students. If you have any questions, please contact the school. Thanks for your support.
 
 
K-Prep Test Schedule

The K-PREP state assessment will be given to all grade levels (6th, 7th, & 8th grades) May 7-13.  Parents, please make sure your child is at school each day for testing & schedule all appointments accordingly.

 
Painting Community Education Acrylic Painting Workshops

Join in the fun and learn how to paint! Check out the flyer for date and times along with a few pictures of past classes.

News SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH BEGINS

The Monroe County Board of Education is seeking qualified applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Click here for application and further information.

CALENDAR CALENDAR FOR REMAINDER OF THE YEAR

Hopefully, this will be the final calendar published for the 2013-2014 school year. Click here for the link.

Lewis D. Carter Superintendent Lewis D. Carter Featured in recent KSBA Article

Monroe County's Superintendent Lewis D. Carter was recentled featured in KSBA "Superintendent Spotlight".

Lewis D. Carter Superintendent Lewis D. Carter Announces Retirement

Superintendent Lewis D. Carter announced he would be retiring after the conclusion of this school year.  Mr. Carter has been superintendent for the past five years.  To read more click here.

StudentsTravel to Washington, DC StudentsTravel to Washington, DC

Over Spring Break, thirty-eight students and their families traveled to Washington, DC to see the many sites. The trip was sponsored by the Y-Club.

Spring Break Announcement

Beta Beta Club Thanks You

Thanks to everyone who purchased a Pizza Kit from the Jr. Beta Club. Their goal was met.

School Tomorrow Video

Music KMEA Solo and Ensemble Ratings
On Saturday, March 1, 2014 Monroe County Middle School Band students prepared music for 24 solo and/or ensemble performance events at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Solo & Ensemble Performance Assessment held at Henry F. Moss middle school in Bowling Green, KY. Performances received both written and verbal feedback from adjudicators. ALL events received Distinguished or Proficient ratings. Students receiving a Distinguished or Proficient rating will be awarded the official KMEA medals.
Theartre Monroe Youth Theartre Presents a Play

Check out the flyer for times, location and date!

Beta Jr.Beta Convention

The Jr. Beta Club Convention was held in Louisville February 19-21. Monroe County Middle School students participated in Living Literature, Song Fest, Special Talent, Speech, Arts and Crafts, and also ran for Chaplin. MCMS came away as winners in Song Fest, 3rd in Spotlight Your Club, and Dalton Hodges was elected as Chaplin. These winners are invited to the National Jr. Beta Convention in Richmond, Virginia mid-June.

Spelling Bee School Spelling Bee

The school Spelling Bee was held this week. Classroom winners were:
6th Grade: Millie Page, Allison White, Jordan Elam, Sara Ellen Evans, and Etermity Bray

7th Grade: Hunter Strode, Tyler Reeves, Curtis Petett, and Graham Stephens

8th Grade: Lydia Proffitt, Ashley Pruitt, Bailey Bartley, Karen Quijano, and Ariston Jones.

Sara Ellen Evans was the school winner and will represent our school at the District Spelling Bee on February 12th.

Winner Sara Ellen with school coordinator Mrs. Joni Turner.

 

Pennies for Patients Pennies for Patients
The Y-Club is sponsoring "Pennies for Patients" that will begin on February 4th and run through Feb. 17th. Money collected during this event will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The first period class that collects the most will receive a pizza party. Students who donate will receive a "Thank You" sticker.
MAC MAC Hosting First Ever Swim Meet
Dear Friends,
I would like to invite you to attend our first swim meet in Monroe County this Saturday beginning at 9 am.  Many of these swimmers are 6th to 12th graders and we would love for you to come and support these swimmer athletes.  The first session will begin at 9 am and probably finish around 11:30.  Swimmers ages 10 and under will compete in the afternoon session which may begin around 1:00pm or 2:00 depending on how fast the morning session progresses.  MAC has many wonderful parents who are helping out during the meet and we all would really appreciate your support.  Thanks so much.
Best regards,
Dawn
Luncheon Parent Luncheon/Parent Teacher Conference
Keep these dates available...
Wednesday, February 26th - 6th grade Lunch with Parents
Thursday, February 27th…- 7th grade Lunch with Parents
Friday, February 28th.- 8th grade Lunch with Parents
Letters will be sent home soon.  
Roger's Explorers Roger's Explorers Program

Any 8th grader wishing to apply for the Rogers Explorers Program should see Mrs. Cunningham for an application.  Deadline will be Feb. 7.

Regional Governor's Cup

Congratulations to Harrison Froedge for placing 4th in Social Studies at Regional Governor’s Cup.  He will compete at the State Governor’s Cup in March.

Class Favorites Class Favorites Selected

Class Favorites have selected in each class.

tourament 8th grade girls tourament game at Warren East today canceled

The Monroe County Middle School 8th grade girls tournament, scheduled for January 25th at Warren East, has been canceled and rescheduled for Saturday, February 1st.
 

District Governor's Cup Competition District Governor's Cup Competition
Winning at District Governor's Cup Competition were: Harrison Froedge- 1st Math and 1st Social Studies; Graham Stephens- 3rd Science and 1st Language Arts; Dalton Hodges- 4th Language Arts and 3rd Arts/Humanities; Lydia Proffitt- 5th Composition; Bailey Bartley- 1st Composition; Quick Recall Team- 1st place; and MCMS- 1st place overall. These students will move on to Regional Governor's Cup the week of February 1 at North Pulaski in Somerset.
Book Fair Book Fair

It's a Fiesta in the library for the spring Book Fiar. The Scholastic Book Fair will be held January 27-31 from 7:30 to 2:30 each day. Parents are invited to stop by the Book Fair during this week as well or you may purchase items at the online Book Fair.

Smile There will be school in Monroe County on Friday, January 24th

There will be school in Monroe County on Friday, January 24th.

no school There will be no school tomorrow, Thursday, January 23rd.

There will be no school tomorrow, Thursday, January 23rd due to road conditions.

Kentucky Youth Assembly Kentucky Youth Assembly

Nineteen middle school Y-Club members attended the Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) in Louisville on December 12-14. Thos attending were: Will Burroughs, Sawyer Cherry, Ty Rich, Alayna Collins, Leigha Guffey, Callie Copass, Landri Walden, Riley Burroughs, Sydney Starnes, Harrison Froedge, Kenslee Williams, Kennedy Thurman, Lydia Emberton, Courtney Pickerell, Abby Turner, Cole Petty, Hubert Crawford, Mariah Cleary, and Graham Stephens. The Y-Club is sponsored by Karen Copass and Christie Lyons.

All-District Band All-District Band

Harrison Froedge, Ariston Jones, Zach Ford, and Austin Rhoton were members of the prestigious Third District Band Directors Association 7th & 8th Grade All-District Band.  They were members of the 99 seat band.  The band rehearsed on Friday and performed for family and friends on Saturday, January 11 at WKU's Van Meter Auditorium.

Click Read More to see pictures.

smartphone Interesting Article concerning how your location can be found when taking pictures with your smartphone.

Below is a link that is very eye opening for everyone.  Please take a moment to watch.  Thanks

 

http://kyeos.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/warning-if-you-take-photos-with-your-cell-phone/

 

Feliz Navidad

Twas The Night Before Christmas

Merry Christmas from MCMS

Our version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas". Merry Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

STLP STLP Regional Competition

Several showcases chosen to advance to the state STLP competition this spring.

GOOD LUCK TO OUR FOOTBALL PLAYER AND COACHES

Good luck video to Coach John Petett and his staff and player Carleton Huff!

OneCallNow OneCallNow Caller ID reading "877-698-3261"

Recently the Board of Education started sending out phone messages with the caller ID reading “877-698-3261” instead of our traditional number “270-487-5456”. The reason this number was changed is to provide a call back number where you can actually hear the last message sent. Just call the number and press “1” to hear the most recent call.

Sale Entrepreneur Fair

Future Entrepreneurs Club of America will host an Entrepreneur Fair on Friday, December 6th. Members have crafted items that will be on sale during the fair. This is a great opportunity to buy Christmas presents.

Clothes Closet Relay for Life's Clothes Closet

Relay for Life's Clothes Closet has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 14th. This will be held at the front entrance of the Middle School from 8 am till 5 pm. 

Dinner Theatre Dinner Theatre

Monroe Youth Theatre Presents "Cookin Up Christmas" December 7th & 8th

EXPLORE EXPLORE Parent Night

All students and their parents/guardians are invited to Explore Parent Night on Tuesday, December 3 from 5:00-7:00. During this event, everyone will be served chili and the fixings while looking at and understanding EXPLORE test results. Parents will also be invited to look at student's (ILP) Individual Learning Plan.

Jr. Beta Club Selling Tervis Tumblers

Jr. Beta Club members are selling authentic Tervis Tumblers with MC Falcons logo. The tumbler is 16 oz. and is $18. If you would like to purchase one and a Jr. Beta Club member fails to see you, please contact club sponsors, Mrs. Ashlee McClendon or Ms. L'Tanya Crawford. Thanks for your support.

Flu Season Public Service Announcement

8th Grade Boys Basketball 8th Grade Boys Basketball Wins BCMS Tip-Off

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team on winning the Barren Co. Middle School Tip-Off on Saturday, November 16th. The team had wins against Drakes Creek, South Warren, and Metcalfe County to win the tournament.

Music All-District Band
On Saturday, November 16, MCMS Band students auditioned for placement in the prestigious Third District Band Directors Association 7th & 8th Grade All-District Band.  More than 400 students from 21 area middle schools auditioned to receive placement in the 99 seat band.  All students memorized scales, practiced sightreading, and prepared music for the audition process. 
 
Congratulations to Harrison Froedge, Ariston Jones, Zach Ford, Austin Rhoton, and Caroline Rushing for receiving placement in the All-District Band.
 
 
 
District Radio Announcement for 11/15/2013

 

 

WINNERS We Are Always Proud of Our WINNERS

Check out the Fall Sports Winners listed under Winners on the District website on the left hand side of the page. Find other activities throughout our webpages.

Flag Flag Retirement
If you have an American flag that is worn, ripped, or tattered, please bring it to the middle school by Wednesday, November 13th. The American Legion will be properly retiring the flags on Thursday, November 14th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kim Graves, Jr. Guard coordinator.
Art Art Show
Check out the flyer for an upcoming Community Art Show.
Students of the Week 6th Grade Students of the Week
Check out the 6th grade students of the week by visiting the 6th Grade Center Webpage.
Red Ribbon Red Ribbon Week Celebrated
MCMS will celebrate Red Ribbon Week will be Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Students are encouraged to dress up to support drug prevention. A contest is being held and each first period class who has at least 75% of the students dressing up will be entered to win a pizza part. 
Monday – Wear Camo – Hiding From Drugs
Tuesday – Wear Red – Red Out Drugs
Wednesday – Back In The Day – Keep Drugs Away (elderly dress)
Thursday – Spook Out Drugs – (Halloween Dress)
Friday – Falcon Spirit Against Drugs

 

***Must meet dress code
***No face paint, mask, or face covered
***No weapons or props that go with costume

 

Dawn Cleary Monroe County's Swim Coach Voted Coach of the Year
Dawn Cleary receives state recognition
Football 8th Grade Football Play-offs
The 8th Grade Falcon Football Team will play Meece Middle School from Somerset on Saturday, October 19th at 1:30 CST. This is the first round of the play-offs. We wish our Falcons the best of luck! Come out and support the team!
Fall Fall Super Saturdays
WKU Super Saturdays will be starting soon. Click to read more.
Vote Class Officers Elected
8th Grade Class Officers

President- Cole Petty
VicePresident- Mariah Cleary
Secretary- Abby Turner
Reporter- Kazalen Borders

7th Grade Class Officers

President- Dalton Hodges
VicePresident- Kylee Brown
Secretary- Cassie Strong
Treasurer- Jervon Jones
Reporter- Jailyn Turner

6th Grade Class Officers

President- Millie Page
VicePresident- Emma Wall
Secretary- Callie Copass
Treasurer- Danica Gosser
Reporter- Melanie Thurman

 

Celebrate MY DRIVE Celebrate MY DRIVE
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
Football 7th Grade Football Team Headed to Playoffs
The first round of the playoffs will be held on Saturday, October 11th at 5:00. The Falcons will be playing Casey County Middle School in Casey County. Good Luck to our Falcons!
EXPLORE EXPLORE Test
The EXPLORE test will be given on Tuesday, September 24.  Every grade level (6th, 7th, & 8th) will take the test.  We will begin testing at approximately 8:30 that morning & the test will last about two hours.  All students should be in attendance for the test.  Parents, please schedule appointments accordingly.
Softball 8th Grade Parent Night Softball 8th Grade Parent Night

Eighth grade Softball Team members and their parents were recognized at Parent Night on September 16th.

MCMS Homecoming Queen MCMS Homecoming Queen

Congratulations goes out to the 2013 Homecoming Queen Mariah Cleary, an 8th grader; 1st Runner-Up Emma Harwood, an 8th grader; and 2nd Runner-Up MaKenna Rouse, a 6th grader.

Target Give with Target

Vote each week at Give with Target for Monroe County Middle School. Each vote equals $1 for our school. Thanks for your support.

https://apps.facebook.com/givewithtarget/?fb_source=search&ref=br_tf

 

Facebook Follow Us on Facebook

Monroe County Middle School is now on Facebook. Please follow us at www.facebook.com/monroecoms

 

Students 6th Grade Students of the Week

Each week, each 6th grade teacher nominates a student for Student of the Week. The nominated student must show characteristics of the 7 Habits of Successful Teens.  

Homecoming Queen Candidates Homecoming Queen Candidates

Seven girls from each class were nominated by their peers to be the Homecoming Queen Court. Homecoming will be held on Thursday, September 12th between the 7th and 8th grade football games. The 7th grade game starts at 5:00 when MCMS hosts Glasgow Middle.

Homecoming Queen candidates are:
6th graders (front row)- Emma Wall, Makenna Rouse, Bridget Biggerstaff, Alayna Hodges, Connor Geralds, Dannica Gosser, and Hannah Arnett

7th graders (middle row)- Payton York, Kenslee Williams, Grace Turner, Emily Burks, Emma Proffitt, Emily Hammer, and Kylee Brown

8th graders (back row)- Gracie Martin, Tori Chandler, Taylor Adams, Ashley Gearlds, Maddie Denton, Mariah Cleary, and Emma Harwood 

Luncheon Student/Parent Luncheon

Monroe County Middle School will have parent luncheons for parents to eat with their child, to pick up progress reports, and conference with teachers. Parents should starting arriving at 11:30 with lunch to be served at 12 noon.

8th grade- Wednesday, September 11 

7th grade- Thursday, September 12

6th grade- Friday, September 13

Those who cannot attend the luncheon can drop by on Monday, September 16th from 3:00 to 5:00 to pick up progress reports and for Parent/Teacher Conferences. 

Spirit Week Homecoming Week 2013

Homecoming Week is September 9-12.

Spirit Week days will include:
Monday- Nerd Day
Tuesday- Twin/Triplet
Wednesday- Camo/Duck Dynasty
Thursday- Blue and Gray

We will have a pep rally on Thursday at the end of the day. Homecoming Queen will be announced between the 7th and 8th grade games on Thursday night, September 12th.

Music Seven Habits Song

A "Leader in Me- Seven Habits" song was written by Mrs. Hope Myatt and recorded and edited by Mrs.Terri Collins. This song is sung by the entire student body during Friday morning assembly. This song demonstrates that seven habits are molding our students to be responsible, show initiative,  creative, set goals and meet them, get along with people of various backgrounds and cultures, and who could resolve conflicts and solve problems.

Vote Site Based Parent Member

Nominations are being received for a parent to serve on the Site Based Decision Making Council. Please come by the school to nominate a parent between the dates of Thursday, Aug. 15 and Thursday, Aug. 22. Election will be held during regular school hours on Friday, Aug. 30th.

Just a note Club Sign-Ups

Students are highly encouraged to be a leader in at least one of the clubs/organizations at MCMS. Club sponsors are now taking up memberships to join our clubs. Students must see the sponsor to sign-up.

CLUBS

Pep Club.  $15- see Miss Holder- Get in to all home games free.

STLP - $5- see Mrs. Billingsley or Mrs. Watson for an application

Jr. Beta - $15 for current members or $20 for new members (those who have never been in Jr. Beta, even in elementary school)- see Miss Crawford or Mrs. McClendon to join.

Y-Club - $10- see Mrs. Karen Copass or Mrs. Lyons. Students going to Washington, DC must join the club.

Entrepreneur Club- $10- see Mrs. Karen Copas, Mrs. Brittney Billingsley, or Mrs. Kathy Brown

Information Little League Sign Ups

Sign up for Little League Football and Cheerleader

Summer Break Have a Great Summer Break

It has been a great year at MCMS! We hope all of our students have a wonderful summer. There are some exciting changes coming to the 2013-2014 school year and we look forward to students returning in August.

8th Grade Graduation 8th Grade Graduation Award Winners

Award Winners from the 2013 8th Grade Graduation

Superintendent's Award (Highest grades from all 3 years at MCMS)- Garrett Keele
Principal's Award (Second highest grades from all 3 years)- Meg Harlin

Citizenship- Lexie Emmert and Dawson Wall

Perfect Attendance (All 3 years at MCMS)- Dustin Gentry and John Isenberg

All A's (All 3 years at MCMS)- Claire Bybee, Lexie Emmert, Maddie Grider, Trevor Hall, Lauren Hammer, Hannah Harlan, Meg Harlin, Myra Holbrook, Garrett Keele, and Joni Thompson

(others listed on Read More)

 

Drama Camps Summer Drama Camps

See more about camps for elementary, middle and high school students.

Cookbooks for Sale

The STLP group of Courtney Cornelius, McKayla Cornelius, and Laura Hamilton and pleased to announce that their cookbook of over 300 recipes are now printed and available at the school. The cookbook is $10 and is one you will want to pick up. Please drop by the school, see one of the girls, or STLP sponsors Dawn Cleary or Brittney Billingsley to get your cookbook. All profits will benefit the school.

Boys' Basketball Camp

Information for MCHS Boys' Basketball Camp can be found here.

Test Schedule K-Prep Test Schedule

The state K-PREP assessment will be given at MCMS May 6-10.  All grade levels (6th, 7th, & 8th) will be tested.  It is very important that all students be at school the entire week for testing.  Please make sure all appointments are scheduled accordingly.  Testing will occur each day after breakfast until lunch time; however, on Monday, May 6, 8th graders will also test after lunch.

Careers GEAR UP to Discuss Careers

GEAR UP Advisors, Mr. Mark Sherfey and Mr. JP Poland, will meet with 7th and 8th graders to talk about careers during lunch. Students will select a career cluster and will discuss opportunities within each field of study.

Monday, April 22--Health Fields
Thursday, April 25--Construction, Agriculture, and Automotive Fields
Thursday, May 2--Education, Psychology, and Counseling Fields
Thursday, May 9--Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Fields
Thursday, May 16--Business, Government, Law, and Economic Fields


 

Art Students Art Students Visit WKU's

Mrs. Birge's eighth grade art students recently visited the Kentucky Museum on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Students toured the Civil War exhibit and learned about living conditions for soldiers and their families during this period of history. They also participated in an art workshop and had the opportunity to draw various landscapes across WKU's campus.

This trip was sponsored by GEAR UP Kentucky.

GEAR UP Students Visit UK with GEAR UP

A group of 37 seventh and eighth grade students from Monroe County Middle School received the honor of being recognized as 2013 University of Kentucky S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Science) students. The selected students completed an application process and were afforded the opportunity to venture across the campus of the University of Kentucky while learning about various S.T.E.M. fields by participating in an assortment of activities and workshops.

This event was supported by GEAR UP Kentucky, an acronym for "Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs." GEAR UP is currently providing Monroe County students with services that include college tours, enrichment services, academic advising, life skills training, and career exploration.

Leader in Me Preparing for Our Future

Monroe County Middle School will be only the second middle school across the state that will be a "Leader in Me" school. Preparations are being made for this to happen during the 2013-2014 school year. "Leader in Me" allows students the opportunity to take ownership and pride in their school while leading peers and outside visitors. This is an exciting opportunity for all.

K-Prep Getting Ready for K-Prep

In just a few short weeks, our students will be taking the K-Prep, State Assessment. Staff members are preparing our students prepare for the test. On our last ThinkLink test, students were tested just like they would be during the state assessment. During RTI, students are going over language and math questions. Students will also have an OnDemand Scrimmage. Sixth graders will take a practice test on Monday, April 15th. Eighth graders will take a practice test on Thursday, April 18th. It is important for students to be present to receive this extra help.

Kindergarten and Preschool Registration

Kindergarten and Preschool Registration Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8am to 3pm at All Elementary Schools

 

 

 

STLP State STLP Competition

Thirty-two STLP members traveled to Lexington to compete at the State STLP competition. Six groups of students presented showcases, seventeen entered videos, and one competed in gaming during the all day competition.

Congratulations goes out to McKayla Cornelius, Laura Hamilton, and Courtney Cornelius on winning Best Group for their showcase "What's Cooking at MCMS". They collected recipes from current and past staff members, created a cookbook, and will donate proceeds to the mastery lab at school.

STLP sponsors are Dawn Cleary, Brittney Billingsley, and Lindsey Watson.

College and Career Celebrating College and Career Spirit Week

The week of March 25-28 has been designated as College and Career Spirit Week. Students are invitied to participate in dressing up each day. Monday- Favorite team day; Tuesday- Where are you going to college?; Wednesday- 8th grade- wear read (UofL) 7th grade- wear blue (UK) and 6th grade- weare white (WKU); Thursday- Dress for career of your choice. This week is sponsored by GEAR UP.

STEM GEAR UP STEM Workshop

GEAR UP is proud to announce that Monroe County Middle School has been awarded fifteen of only 200 coveted spots in the University of Kentucky's 2013 S.T.E.M. workshops. Fifteen deserving 7th grade students will participate in various science, technology, engineering, and math workshops in an effort to better prepare them for careers in these fields. These students will also receive the recognition of being a 2013 S.T.E.M. student.

Students will be selected using an application process. Those selected will have identified career choices that fall into one or more of the S.T.E.M. area's, have a passion for learning, and a current participant in one or more after school clubs and/or programs.

Applications are currently being accepted and are due by Thursday, March 28th. Contact Mr. Poland or Mr. Sherfey for more information.

 

Washington, DC Washington, DC Trip Planned

All students enrolled in the middle school during the 2013-2014 school year are invited to travel to Washington, DC during spring break of 2014. There are still some spots left for this trip. Contact sponsors by Karen Copass and Christie Lyons for more information.

Operation Clothes Closet Operation Clothes Closet

Relay for Life and Jr. Guard will be hosting a yard sale on May 11th at MCMS from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The money raised will be divided between the Relay for Life and the Jr. Guard to help send members to camp. Donations are still be accepted.

A plastic bag can be filled for $4.00.  The yard sale will be open to the whole  community.   There are lots of  families that benefit from this event and the majority are students. For more information, contact Mrs. Brenda at school.  

Future Reality Fair

Reality Store/Operation Preparation Career Day for all 8th graders will be held Tuesday, March 26 from 8:00-11:00.  Students will  experience "reality" by paying bills & buying necessities with their chosen career salaries.  They will also get to talk with a community member of their career interest.

 

Freshman Registration 2013-2014 Freshman Registration

Guidance from MCHS will be meeting with 8th graders on Wednesday, March 27th at 9:15 to discuss classes offered at the high school. Each student will receive a copy of the packet that must be returned the next day, Thursday, March 28th. Remember you must turn this in to get classes you are interested in.

Jr. Beta Performances

The Jr. Beta Club's performances have been uploaded to this site. Take a look. We will add performances from state as soon as they are ready. Enjoy!

(Videos can be seen under Read More.)

Videos & Pictures Added on our Through The Years Page

New videos added on our Through The Years page.  Some of the videos will also be playing this weekend on McTv.

http://www.monroe.kyschools.us/content_page2.aspx?cid=732

 

videos Through The Years videos added

 

Watch the new videos on our Through The Years page on our website.
 
 

 

Pennies for Patients Pennies for Patients

The Y-Club is collecting coins for the "Pennies for Patients" Drive from Feb. 11 through Feb. 22. The first period class collecting the most money will receive a pizza party. 

Valentine's Valentine's Day Deliveries

Be sure to check with each school to see when the best time is to deliver items to the school for Valentine's Day.  Remember, NO GLASS CONTAINERS AND NO BALLOONS ON A SCHOOL BUS.  Also remember whatever is sent to them must fit in their lap while on the bus.

Activity February Activity Calendar

Click here to see what is going on at the Wellness Center.

Through The Years ----- GHS 1940-1949

View our new series "Through The Years" on our website.  Just click on the link "Through The Years" on our district's homepage.

Through The Years

 

Luncheon Parent Luncheon

The second Parent Luncheon will be held February 6 for 6th grade parents, February 7 for 7th grade parents and February 8 for 8th grade parents. We invite all parents to come and eat lunch with your child and visit with teachers to conference on how well your child is doing in class. Notes are being sent home with students on Wednesday, but if for some reason you do not receive a note, the note can be found here.

6th grade letter
7th grade letter
8th grade letter

Those parents who are unable to attend the luncheon may attend the Parent/Teacher Conference on Monday, February 11th from 3:00 to 6:00. Keep in mind that students grades can be checked at any time via Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

8th Grade Girls Basketball Conference Champs

Congratulations goes out to the 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team on winning the SKMSAC Tournament at Moss Middle on Saturday. The team defeated Barren Co,. Bowling Green, and South Warren to become tournament champions.

District Governor's Cup Competition

The Academic Team traveled to Cumberland County on Tuesday, Jan. 22 to compete in the District Governor's Cup for assessments and quick recall. The top five individuals in content assessments will compete in the Regional Governor's Cup on Saturday, February 2 .

Spelling Bee School Spelling Bee Champ Named

Autumn Lynn, a 6th grader, was named Spelling Bee Champ. She competed against seventeen other students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Autumn will compete against other county winners this week. Congratulations to Autumn.

7th Grade Basketball Conference Tournament Champions

The 7th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball Teams are the 2013 SKMSAC Tournament Champions! The 7th grade boys defeated South Warren, Franklin Simpson, and Bowling Green. The 7th grade girls defeated Barren County, Allen County, and South Warren. Congratulations to both teams and their coaches.

Tournament 8th Grade Conference Tournament Schedule
The 8th grade SKMSAC Conference Tournament will be held on Saturday, January 26th. The 8th grade girls are a #2 seed and will play at 12:45 against Barren County at Drakes Creek Middle in Bowling Green. The 8th grade boys team is a #9 seed and will play Allen Co. at 9:00 at Franklin Simpson. The brackets are below.
Basketball 7th Grade Conference Tournament
The 7th grade SKMSAC tournament games will be played on Saturday, January 19th. MCMS 7th grade boys are a #1 seed and will play the winner of South Warren and Bazzell at 11:30 at Barren Co. Middle. The 7th grade girls are a #2 seed and will play Barren Co. at 12:45. The brackets are below.
Chess Team Chess Team Competes in Winter Invitational

The MCMS Chess Club played in the Winter Invitational on Dec. 18. Dalton Hodges was undefeated and place 1st overall in the alternate division. Tristen Daniels placed 2nd overall in the alternate division. The Team consisting of Will Burroughs, Jay Jay Jones, Zander Birdwell, and Aaron Riley placed 2nd in the Jr. High Division. The team is coached by Tim McHenry and Amanda Sherfey.

We Support Our Troops We Support Our Troops
Many of Monroe County's National Guard Members recently deployed on a mission. We would like any student or staff member who has family members who deployed to bring in a picture that will be displayed at the Board of Education until the troops come home. Drop off a picture to Mrs. Sharon and she will make sure it gets to the board office.
Harrison Froedge Geography Bee Held
Every student had their knowledge tested in the world of geography during Social Studies class. The top three winners in each grade then competed for the overall school winner. The first and second rounds of competition are much like a Spelling Bee, in which students sit in a circle and answer a question. If the student answered correctly, they continued with the bee but a wrong answer would disqualify the student. The overall winner was Harrison Froedge. Harrison will take a test to determine if he qualifies for state round. Lakissa Young was school runner-up.
Book PARENT SURVEY
If you are a parent of a Monroe County School District child, please take the following survey
Basketball Basketball 8th Grade Parent Night
The 8th grade boys and girls basketball teams will both be playing home on Thursday, January 17th against Barren Co. This will be the 8th Grade Parent Night. Come out and support our basketball teams.
Play 7th Grade to See Play and Visit WKU
Seventh graders went to see "A Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at WKU as well as tour the university. The trip was sponsored by GearUp. One group of students stop in front of Cherry Hall for a group picture.
Presents Entrepreneur Fair
Members of the Entrepreneur Club have been working hard creating a product to sale. On Friday, Dec. 14 starting at 9:00, the club member's items will be available to purchase. Members pay for supplies and profits are divided up equally between group members. Come out an see their creations and shop for Christmas too.
Christmas Band Christmas Concert

The Monroe County Middle School Concert Band classes along with the Monroe County High School Band will be presenting a joint Christmas Concert, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in the MCMS gym.  Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.  The theme for this year’s program will be “Christmas Memories”.

Jr. Beta Club Info for Jr. Beta Club Members

Jr. Beta Club members must participate in pre-convention activities before attending Jr. Beta Convention. This includes turning in at least THREE service projects and TWO convention projects. If you have any questions, please see sponsors Ms. Crawford, Mrs. Copas, or Mrs. McClendon. 

Super Job Student of the Month

Students of the month are selected based on the acronym, H.E.A.R.T. (Honor, Expectations, Attitude, Respect, and Teamwork).  Students that have gone above and beyond in any or all of those areas may be nominated by each 7th and 8th grade teacher. Sixth graders are selected each week and can be viewed under the 6th Grade Center on the left navigation bar.

Twitter Follow Us on Twitter
As a STLP project, students are learning to use Twitter to keep our community up-to-date with what's going on at MCMS. Follow us at MCMSSTLP.
Class Officers Class Officers Elected
Students interested in running for a class officer picked up an application, gave a speech, and were recently elected by popular vote. Class officers are:
Art Monroe County Arts Council Grant Application Available
Teachers can apply for a grant for their school.
Class Favorites Selected
Class favorites have been selected from each class.
Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week

October 22-26 is Red Ribbon Week. During the week, students are asked to dress up each day to Stay Drug Free.

Tuesday- Red Day (Wear red to Red out drugs)
Wednesday- Sunglasses Day (Wear sunglasses to Shade out drugs)
Thursday- Cap Day (Wear a cap to Put a cap on drugs)
Friday- Spirit Day (Falcons say NO to drugs!)

Grade Cards Grade Cards Going Home
The first 9 weeks grade cards will be going home with students on Friday, October 19th. Parents, don't forget that you can view your child's grades 24-7 by using the Parent Portal from Infinite Campus. If you need more information concerning Parent Portal, please contact the school. 
Football 7th Grade Football Team
The 7th grade Falcon Football team played their last game on  Thursday, October 18th against Wayne Co. Middle School. The Falcons came up short with a score of 8-18. We look forward to watching the team next year as 8th graders.
Football 8th Grade Football Team
The 8th Grade Falcon Football Team played their last game on Saturday, October 13th against Campbellsville Middle in the regional playoffs. The Falcons came up short on the scoreboard but played with heart and determination scoring during the last minute of the game. Congratulations 8th graders. We look forward to seeing you play next  year. 
Standard Changes in Kentucky Testing
Monroe Youth Theatre Monroe Youth Theatre Presents Clever Thomas and the Two Bottles
Monroe County Middle School students prepare to present another great performance. 
EXPLORE Students Taking EXPLORE Test
Seventh and eighth grade students will be taking the EXPLORE Test on Tuesday, September 18th from  approximately 8:45-11:00. It is important for all 7th & 8th graders to be present this day. The 8th grade EXPLORE Test results count for part of the school's state accountability results, while the 7th  graders are taking the test to become familiar with the questions and timed test. Sixth grade students will take the test at a later time. For more information, contact Mrs. Judith Cunningham, counselor.
Homecoming Queen Homecoming Queen
Congratulations goes out our Homecoming candidates and their escorts. The 2012 Homecoming Queen was crowned on Thursday, September 13th. Queen is Shania Keith, 8th grader; 1st Runner-Up is Mariah Cleary, 7th grader; and 2nd Runner-Up is Amber Blythe, 6th grader. (Pictures will be added as soon as they are available.)
First Falcon Finance Bank
First Falcon Finance Bank held interviews on Friday, September 7th. Interested seventh graders first learned about the possibility of being an employee of FFF from South Central Bank employees, filled out a job application, and the final step was the job interview. Student employees will learn about their new job while visiting South Central Bank on September 17th, and the bank will open on September 20th.
Cheer It's Homecoming Week
The halls at MCMS will be full of students excited for Homecoming Week. Traditionally, students dress up each day to be ready for the football game and crowning of the Homecoming Queen. This year, dress-up days include: Monday- Geek/Nerd, Tuesday- Blast from the Past, Wednesday- Tacky, and Thursday- Falcon Blue and Gray. The homecoming game is against Franklin-Simpson on Thursday night with the crowning of the queen between the 7th and 8th grade games (approximately 6:30). GO ROE!
"Caught You Being Good" Award
When students are caught by a teacher going above and beyond what is asked of them, students may receive a "Caught You Being Good" ticket. The ticket can be used for a free snack or entered in a drawing for a monthly prize. Check out our winners.
Follett Digital Library Now Open
The new digital library is now open for business. MCMS students now have a chance to check out e-books (electronic books) and read on their computer, iPad, or Android based tablet. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students may check out one book at a time and keep for to 10 days before it is automatically returned from their device. Usernames and passwords were given to students. The link to the library is on the left navigation tool bar. Directions for checking out a book can be found here.
Clipboard Registering for School
During middle school registration days, parents will fill out necessary paper work and pick up student's class schedule.

Sixth grade students will register Wednesday, July 25th from 10 am to 6 pm. 

Seventh and eighth grade students will register on Thursday, July 26th from 10 am to 6 pm.
Books Camp Middle
Incoming 6th graders are invited to participate in Camp Middle, July 25th and 26th from 8:00 to 1:00. During these two days, students will become familiar with the school and meet students from the other elementary schools. It is a fun-filled two days. For more information, please call the school.
Registration Registration Time is Approaching for Monroe County Schools
Each school has set their date and time for registering incoming students.
Beta Jr. Beta Members Bring Home National Honors
Monroe County Middle School received 3rd place in Songfest while Tompkinsville Elementary received 5th place in Living Literature.  The National Convention was held during the last weekend in June and winners were announced on June 26th at Greensboro, North Carolina.
Information Falcon Academy Recognized
Click here to read an article on KDE's website
Relay for Life MCMS Relay for Life Team

The middle school's Relay for Life t-shirt, “FALCONS TAKING FLIGHT SOARING FOR A CURE”, won 1st place.  

Softball MCMS Softball
An application to play on the MCMS Softball team is found here. There will be a parent meeting on July 9 at 6:00 in the school's lunchroom. 
Beta Important Beta Information
Jr. Beta's final fund raising activity will be this Saturday, May 12 starting at 8:30 AM in front of Walmart. Beta members need to bring the following:

·         Wrapped brownies

·         Wrapped cookies

·         Cupcakes

·         Cakes

·         Pies

·         Or anything homemade that someone would purchase.

To prepare for National Convention, practices will be June 7, 14, 18, and 21 from 5:00-6:00 PM  here at Monroe County Middle School. It is important that all who are going to convention to attend.

The group will meet at MCMS at 11:30 PM on Friday, June 22, and the group will depart promptly at 12:01 AM on Saturday, June 23.  Our performance will be at 2:00 PM, EST on Saturday. 

To see the note sent home with students, click
here.

Little Falcon Softball Team Host "Little Falcon" Night

On Thursday, May 3, 2012, the Lady Falcon Softball Team hosted their first annual Little Lady Falcon night.  The night was a huge success and a big thanks goes out to the parents of all “Lady Falcons” who participated in the event.

Summer Reading Challenge Summer Reading Challenge
Every 2012-2013 MCMS student has been given a challenge. The challenge is to read 1000 minutes during the summer. Students should keep a log of minutes read, either by tracking online or on bookmark. Our school goal is 500,000 minutes. Summer reading will prepare students for the new school year. With students and our school reaching our goal, we will celebrate in August. To help students reach their goal, the school library will be open a few days during the summer and a new digital library has opened for students to access e-books.
Drama Summer Drama Camp
Click here to see more information regarding the Monroe County Youth Theatre's Summer Drama Camp.
Falcon 2012 Falcon Basketball Camp May 21 -23
Chess Team Chess Team Winners
On Saturday, April 21, the chess team competed in the SOKY Invitational in Bowling Green. The team placed 1st overall in the Jr. High division against teams from around the state. Harrison Froedge placed 3rd, JayJay Jones placed 4th and Aaron Vickery placed 6th. The team practices each week after school and is coached by Tim McHenry and lead by Amanda Sherfey.
(See picture under Read More)
Nurse Make Sure Your Child is Ready for School Next Year!
Be sure to keep your child's physical and immunizations up-to-date.
STLP Monroe County Students Compete at State STLP Convention
All five schools were represented at the recent State STLP Convention in Lexington.
Information WKU to Host Winter Super Saturdays
Study Super Saturday at WKU

Winter Super Saturday at WKU Campus for grades 1 - 8 will be held January 28, February 4, 11, and 18 from 12:30-3:00. The cost of the four week event is $80. This is an opportunity for high ability students to broaden the scope of their interest and interact with other bright young people. Contact Tami Dodson for more information and visit the website.

Nancy Holder Matching Funds for Library
Richard Turner, from Modern Woodman of America Camp 18095, presented Librarian Nancy Holder with a matching funds check to be used to purchase books and other materials for the school's library. 
Practice Probe
Grade Cards Grade Cards Going Home

Grade cards will be sent home on Tuesday, October 25th. ln addition, your child’s KCCT scores and if he/she took the ITBS they will be in the packet. If for some reason you do not see this information, contact the middle school.

Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week
Celebrating Red Ribbon Week with dress-up days:
Monday – Sunglasses; Tuesday – Red Day; Wednesday – Hat Day;   Thursday – Crazy Sock Day; Friday – Spirit Day
Light bulb Lights On
Lights On has been cancelled due to the weather.  It has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 27th.  It will go from 6:00-8:00 at Community Resource Center Gym and Cafeteria.
Notebook Kentucky Safe Schools Week
OCTOBER 16-22, 2011
CLICK HERE TO BE A CYBER SURVIVOR
Kentucky Teacher MCMS Featured in Kentucky Teacher
After being designated a Kentucky School-to-Watch, Kentucky Teacher visited MCMS to highlight our successes. Check out the article
Gavel Class Officers and Student Council Members Elected
Class Officers and Student Council members include:
Books After School Program
Since the end of last school year, 21st Century Community Learning Center has been in existence at MCMS. This year a variety of activities are offered to our students. Each day, students work on homework first from 2:35 to 3:30 then special activities (see schedule below). All students should then be picked up by 5:00.  Contact Mrs. Rendi Ferguson Carter, site coordinator, for more information.
Football Little League Football Sign Ups
Sign up dates have been set for the 2011 season
Beta Senior National Beta Competition will be broadcast live on McTv (94 & 16)
The Senior National Beta Competition will be broadcast live on McTv (Channel 94 & 16) on Thursday, June 23rd & Friday, June 24th starting at 10:00am.
Theatre Monroe Youth Theatre Presents:
Three Doors to Death by Keith Jackson
Bag Dress Code Policy
The dress code policy that was adopted by the SBDM Council in May will go into affect during the 2011-2012 school year. The major difference includes crew cut t-shirts and collared shirts (which include sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts) for tops and NO holes in pants. Check out the pictures below to see if your questions are answered. If not, then address questions to Mr. Tony Harlan, principal.
Live Broadcast Live Broadcast of 2011 MCHS Graduation
The Monroe County Technology Department will once again be broadcasting the 2011 MCHS Graduation on McTv (SCRTC channel 94, Mediacom channel 16).  Please remember that technical difficulty is possible.
Relay for Life T-shirts
MCMS Relay for Life team's t-shirt won 1st place in the county contest. T-shirts are still available from Ms. Brenda Humes for $10. If you would like one, please contact her at the middle school or email her.
School to Watch Celebration
A CELEBRATION honoring MCMS as a Kentucky School to Watch took place on Monday, May 23rd. The program showcased why MCMS was deserving of this honor. The band played, students sang and played the piano, students, staff members, and parents gave speeches, and a video was shown. Check out pictures in the photo galleries part 1 and part 2 and the students' video
Sun Celebrating School-to-Watch
A big CELEBRATION will take place on Monday, May 23rd in the gym starting at 9:00. We will be celebrating our success on being named one of five Kentucky Schools-to-Watch. Come and join us and see why MCMS is "Shining Above the Rest".
Information in Regards to Upcoming State Tests
Take a moment to read the letter from Superintendent Carter in regards to the upcoming KCCT test. These tests not only will demonstrate what students have learned throughout the year, but will also serve as an evaluation plan for the school to determine the passage of No Child Left Behind.
3rd Annual March Madness: Our Style
Coaches (teachers) have been assigned and teams (students) have been "drafted" for the 3rd Annual "March Madness". March Madness: Our Style is a double elimination tournament in preparation for the upcoming KCCT test. This academic competition will take place on Friday, April 22nd. The morning hours will be spent for the first round of competition, while the afternoon will be the final rounds with the winners of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade competing against each other. 

Congratulations to our winners: Overall and 8th grade- Wilson's Wildcats; 7th grade- Beth's Brillant Bandits; 6th grade- Copas's Cable Company. Each group will enjoy a party and the overall winner will spend one afternoon at the Wellness Center.

Relay For Life Benefits for Relay For Life
Dates:

On-going- T-shirt sales- $10 see Mrs. Brenda (can be worn on spirit days)

On-going- Ribbon of Hope- $1 see Mrs. Brenda

May 14- Clothes
Y-Club Visits Washington, DC
During Spring Break, over fifty students, parents and chaperons visited the nation's capital and the many sites around Washington, DC. Check out pictures below.
Clothes Closet Clothes Closet
Did you do some spring cleaning over Spring Break? Do you have clothes that you do not know what to do with? Donate them to a yard sale that will benefit the American Cancer Society. MCMS Relay for Life team is partnering with the Jr. Guard to host the yard sale. Donations can be dropped off at the middle school and Brenda Humes or Kim Graves can help you out. A receipt can be obtained for all donations. Contact Brenda or Kim if you have any questions. The date for the yard sale has not been set yet, but will be in May.
Music Spring Band Concert
Do not miss the opportunity to hear MCMS's 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands perform during their Spring Concert. The band will play a selection of popular music through the ages under the direction of Mrs. Terri Collins. Check out this link to hear a portion of the concert.
Parents Monroe County Middle and High School Receive 21st Century Grants
Both schools will benefit from expanding after school programs.
Music Band Students Compete at Solo/Ensemble
The Kentucky Music Educators Association sponsors district level Solo and Small Ensemble contests across the state. Monroe County Middle School participates in District 3 (Bowling Green District) assessment each year.  Students perform a selected piece of music before a qualified evaluator who rates their performance Distinguished, Proficient, Apprentice or Novice.  Our students have been preparing for this event for several weeks and their outstanding ratings show the huge amount of work and dedication they put forth in preparation for this event.
School-to-Watch MCMS Is a School-to-Watch
A big congratulations goes out to MCMS faculty, staff, and students. We have been notified that MCMS IS a "School-to-Watch".

More information in regards to this special honor, visit the STW website.
Commonwealth of KY Y-Club Visits Frankfort
Y-Club members and their sponsors visited Frankfort for the day. During the visit, students were able to sit in our House and Senate discussions. Sponsors wanted to simulate Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) that was cancelled in December because of snow. Check out their pictures.
Invitation to Parents Invitation to Parents
With the third nine weeks half over, progress reports will be ready soon. With the first "Eat with Your Child" Parent/Teacher Conference being a success, all parents are once again invited to eat lunch with their child, pick up progress report, and meet with teachers.
National Beta MCMS Beta Results Are In
MCMS's Jr. Beta Club recently attended the State Jr. Beta Convention and had many entries in the various contest. Congratulations to Page Anderson- 2nd place in essay; Courtney Cornelius, McKayla Cornelius and Laura Hamilton- 3rd place in Spotlight Your Club. The Club placed 4th in Group Talent. To view performance, click on Read More below.
Classroom Activities Classroom Activities
Check back often for happenings in classrooms at MCMS. This will only be a sampling of what's going on. Look at teacher websites for more information.
Basketball Net Conference Tourney Runner-Up
Congratulations to the 7th grade boys basketball team for winning runner-up in the SKMSAA Conference Tournament. The team won two games defeating Allen Co. and Moss before losing a hard-fought battle against Barren Co. in the championship game.
Celebrate School to Watch
Educators from across the state of Kentucky have recognized that MCMS is a "School to Watch". Visitors will be in our school on Thursday, February 17th and Friday, February 18th to interview staff, students, and parents as well as observe many forms of teaching strategies and learning styles going on in the classroom.
STLP STLP Students Advance to State
Seven showcase projects scored high enough at Region to compete at State in May.
Tutor After School Tutoring
Free After school Tutoring is being offered after school each day and last until 3:30. Someone must pick up the student from school promptly at 3:30. There will NOT be bus transportation for after school tutoring. Students who are failing in a class or needs help with homework or project is encouraged to stay.
Marching Band Marching Band Qualifies for Regional Competition
For another year, MCHS Marching Falcons qualifies for Class AA Regional Competition. Many middle school students are part of the high school band. We want to congratulate all as well as Assistant Director Mrs. Terri Collins.  
Class Favorites Class Favorites Selected
By popular vote, students in each class selected Class Favorites, including Mr. and Miss, Most Dependable, Most Athletic, and Class Clowns.
Free Berta Workshop for Parents and Educators of Gifted- Oct. 18
Visit the website for more information.
 
Please let us know if you will be attending by faxing or emailing the  registration form to us at (fax) 270.745.6279, (email) gifted@wku.edu or mail to the address on the form.
 
STLP STLP Showcase to be held at MCMS
Friday, November 5th marks the 1st school showcase event at MCMS.
Crown Royalty Was Crowned
Homecoming Queen- Sara Wilson (8th grade), daughter of Larry and Terri Lynn Wilson
1st Runner-Up- Makayla Emmert (8th grade), daughter of Tara Emmert and Jeremy Emmert
2nd Runner-Up- Brooklyn Bryant (7th grade), daugter of Terry and Becca Bryant
Explore Test 8th Graders Take Explore Test
The Explore Test will be given on Tuesday, September 21st from 8:00 to 11:00. Students need to be here on this day. If possible, please reschedule appointments that may conflict with the testing date.
Tutoring Afterschool Tutoring Available
Free Afterschool Tutoring will be available to any MCMS student starting on Monday, August 30th. Tutoring will meet daily, Monday thru Thursday and will last until 3:30. Someone must pick up the student from school promptly at 3:30. There will NOT be bus transportation for afterschool tutoring.
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