Alert: Reminder: School is in session Monday, Feb. 15.

B. Michael Caudill Middle School News

Today is NTI: Madison Day 3

Wednesday, Feb. 10, will be NTI Day 3 for Madison County Schools. Students do not report to school. Please complete NTI: Madison Day 3 assignments. Have a great day!

Cancellations include:

  • Regional Middle School Governor’s Cup FPS and Written Composition competition has been cancelled for this evening.
  • Madison Southern parent-teacher conferences are rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m.
No school Tuesday, Feb. 9

There will be no school in Madison County Schools on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Please be careful if you must travel. This is not an NTI day.

Cancellations include:

  • All activities at B. Michael Caudill Middle School have been cancelled.
  • Common Core Cafe with Dawn Thornbury at Waco Elementary School has been cancelled.
  • Glenn Marshall Elementary Site Based Decision Making Council meeting has been cancelled.
  • Glenn Marshall Elementary PTO meeting has been cancelled.
School in session Feb. 15

In an effort to maximize face-to-face instructional time and in light of our recent inclement weather, Madison County Schools WILL BE in session on Monday, February 15.

Special Called SBDM Meeting

There will be a special called SBDM meeting on Thursday, January 28th at 4 PM.  This will also serve as the regular January SBDM meeting.

Message from Superintendent Thomas

Superintendent Elmer Thomas shares his thoughts about NTI: Madison Day 1.

 

 

No School Friday, Jan. 22

School is cancelled Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Please be safe as this winter storm approaches. Again, school is cancelled. Friday is not an NTI day.

MLK Day observed on Monday, Jan. 18

There will be no classes for students in Madison County Schools on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. We hope everyone enjoys the holiday.

Happy Holidays!

Madison County Schools would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Students will return to classes on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016!

MCHS band and chorus to perform "Songs of Joy"

The Madison Central High School band and chorus at Madison Central is performing a combined program at the EKU Center for the Arts called “Songs of Joy”. This sophisticated program is both Monday and Tuesday nights - December 14 and 15 - from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For ticket information, please visit the EKU Center for the Arts website.

NTI: Madison Information now available

Madison County Schools is fortunate to have been selected to participate in a Non-Traditional Instructional Day waiver. This means the district is eligible to designate 10 days as NTI Days during the 2015-2016 school year. A NTI Day can be used at the superintendent's discretion to accomodate for any unforeseen circumstance, such as inclement weather, excessive illness, or some other emergency that causes a cancellation of a regularly scheduled school day. Follow the NTI: Madison link to find out more!

Parenting Class On Anxiety & Depression

You are invited to attend a parenting class on anxiety & depression on Thursday, December 17th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Galaxy Bowling.  More information can be accessed by clicking here

Winter Literacy Night

Our Winter Wonderland Literacy Night will be December 8th from 4:30 - 6.  All students and their parents are invited to attend.  We will have several free holiday crafts, book fair, concessions and band concert that night.

Mrs. Schuerman will be in her classroom with ILP information for parents IF they choose to come in. Computers will be signed on to Career Cruising and students info will be available to show parents the ILP as well as provide info on the ILP and its purposes as a tool for college and career planning.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone enjoys the holiday break. There is no school Wednesday through Friday -- Nov. 25 through 27. Classes will resume Monday, Nov. 30. Enjoy this festive time!

Voting Begins Today for Made by Milk Contest

The Made by Milk contest encourages students to build strong bones with milk and flex their creative muscles by repurposing milk cartons. Students from Foley Middle School's Sculpture Club have spent the last eight weeks after school working toward entering this nationwide contest.

My School: Silver Creek Elementary

Exciting things are happening in music education at Silver Creek Elementary! After a hiatus of a few years, the Bobcat Choir is back in action! In addition, we have started a brand new Violin Club at Silver Creek! Both groups are open to all fourth and fifth grade students.

My School: Kit Carson Elementary

Fifth grade students at Kit Carson Elementary School recently honored local veterans at our annual Veterans Day program. To prepare, students practiced singing patriotic songs in music, prepared to deliver speeches in language arts class, decorated stars in art and social studies, and wrote cards of thanks to veterans. During the program, students delivered speeches about the history of Veterans Day and sang patriotic songs. One student, Isaiah, accompanied some of the songs on his drum, while KC Handchimes played an Armed Forces Medley and God Bless America.

Students Who Go To MCHS for Chorus or Math First Period

If you go to Madison Central 1st period for math or chorus, you will report to Caudill on Thursday.  Do not report to Madison Central.

Wear blue for Officer Ellis

The students at Madison Central High School are asking everyone to join them in wearing BLUE tomorrow in support of Officer Ellis, Assistant Principal Katie Ellis, and their family.

Madison County to Celebrate “EKU Maroon Day”

It is time to paint the town maroon!

In celebration of Eastern Kentucky University’s Homecoming 2015 and as a showing of community support for the University, Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes and Madison County Judge Executive Reagan Taylor are proclaiming Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 as “EKU Maroon Day.”

Check out our October Newsletter

Click the following link to view our October Newsletter:

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Fall Break Reminder

Madison County Schools Fall Break is October 8, 9, and 12. There will be no classes until Tuesday, Oct. 13. Enjoy your time off!

My School: Madison Central High School

The new school year is off to a great start at Madison Central!  Students and staff kicked off the new year with an opening day pep rally on the football field in order to welcome students back and create excitement for the new year.

MCS leading area districts on Unbridled Learning Assessment

Madison County Schools is pleased to announce that the district outperformed all seven surrounding county school districts as well as Berea Independent Schools in the 2015 Unbridled Learning Assessments. The district remains designated as a "Proficient" district. Proficient means the district ranks in the 70th percentile or above among all 173 Kentucky districts. MCS increased it ranking from the 87th percentile last year to 89th this year among Kentucky districts.

My School: Shannon Johnson Elementary

Shannon Johnson Elementary kicked off its Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) program with a Dads and Kids pizza night on Sept. 15. The kickoff included 136 dads or father figures attending.

No School Monday, Sept. 21

REMINDER: Students will not have school Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. The day is designated as a staff development day for the district. See you all Tuesday! Enjoy the long weekend.

Fundraising Items

Fundraising items are scheduled to be delivered on Monday, September 28th.  Your student will be bringing these items home that day.  If they sold many items and need help bringing them home, please make arrangements to help them!

BMCMS Parent/Community Member Meeting

On Monday, October 5, 2015, at 6:00, BMCMS will host a parent/community member meeting.  We want to share with you about all the things happening at the school (e.g., KPREP assessment data, CSIP goals, 2015-2016 initiatives, etc.) as well as solicit feedback from you.  Please make plans to join us.

Fall Pictures

Fall Pictures will be September 23rd.  Students may dress up (but not dress down) for pictures.  Jeans are not permitted.  Make sure clothing is not revealing in any way.  Please do not wear green colored clothing.  It will interfere with the green screen technology that allows different backgrounds to be selected.

No school Monday, Sept. 7

Reminder: There is no school Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

GREAT FIRST DAY

Good afternoon! It was a great first day of school for Madison County Schools today! All buses are rolling, but we are running about 45 minutes to an hour behind in some areas of the county. Please be patient as we get everyone home safely this afternoon. See you all tomorrow!

Start of School Update

School will begin as planned on Wednesday, Aug. 12, for ALL Madison County schools OTHER THAN DANIEL BOONE ELEMENTARY. Students attending Daniel Boone Elementary will begin their year on Monday, Aug. 17. This delay for Daniel Boone Elementary will not affect bus routes or the district’s school year calendar. Children living in the Daniel Boone district but attending middle school or Madison Kindergarten Academy will start school on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

BMCMS Football Glo Run

Come out and support the BMC Football Glo Run Saturday, August 15th at 8:30 PM.  Kids run (12 and under) is at 8:00.  All participants recieve a school approved Dri Fit Shirt.  5K starts and ends at the track.  Register online at active.com or pick up a form at the office.  Cost is $20 prior to race day and $25 race day.

MCHS Musical Theater Department holds auditions for "Annie!"

Madison Central High School's Musical Theater Department is holding open auditions for our Fall Production, "Annie!" Auditions for the roles of Annie and orphans will take place at the Madison Central chorus room located by the auditorium on Monday, August 10, beginning at 3 p.m.

Back to School Night

Come take a tour of the school and visit teachers at Caudill's Back to School Night!  On Monday, August 10th from 5-6:30, you are welcome to visit the school!  See you then!

8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Attached is the summer reading project for incoming 8th graders.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!

SBDM Meeting - July 24th, 2015

There will be a special called SBDM meeting on July 24, 2015 at 4:00 in the front office conference room.

6th Grade Spartan Camp - Cancelled

The 6th grade Spartan Camp originally scheduled for August 5th, has been cancelled.  In order to efficiently get all pertinent information to ALL 6th graders, we will be discussing this information with students the first day of school.

2015 - 16 School Supply Lists

Please see the attached links to view the supply lists for the 2015 - 16 school year.

MMS collecting items for Johnson County flood victims
Back to School information

The countdown until school starts is on and soon we will welcome students to another fabulous year of learning and growing! In preparation for that day, you will find Back to School Night information, enrollment information, and school supply lists by clicking HERE.

New Student Registration

If you are new to Caudill's school district, please come register during one of the following times.  You must bring 2 current forms of proof of address.  It must have a date on it, your name and the address.  At this time, we are not accepting out of district students.

 

Tuesday, July 28th from 9 - 11:30 am

Thursday, July 30th from 1-3 pm

Tuesday, August 4th from 1-3 pm

Caudill Summer Contact Information

If you have a question over the summer, please contact the following people for assistance:

Jennie Johnson for new student registration questions:  jennie.johnson@madison.kyschools.us

Che Haselwood for all other inquiries:  che.haselwood@madison.kyschools.us

Volunteer Training Schedule available

Parents are encouraged to serve in the schools as volunteers. Volunteering includes anything from helping in the front office, to helping with a school event, to supervising on a field trip. If you are a parent who anticipates volunteering at some point in the school year, you will need to complete Volunteer Confidentiality Training. You can find the schedule for trainings HERE. Or you may visit the "Parents" link on the left of the homepage.

Principal selections made for Caudill and Madison middle schools

Madison County Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of principals for B. Michael Caudill Middle School and Madison Middle Schools. Che Haselwood will be principal at BMCMS and Amie Gallion will be principal at MMS.

District has 14 schools eligible for CEP

Beginning on the first day of school, Madison County Schools will have 14 schools eligible for the Community Eligibility Program. ALL students at the CEP eligible schools will receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge each day of the 2015-2016 school year. Children will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.

MCS among 44 districts approved for non-traditional instructional days

In the upcoming school year when bad weather hits Kentucky, students in 44 school districts will continue learning even if they aren’t at school. Madison County Schools is among them.

Special Called SBDM Meeting called for June 11, 2015

There will be a special called SBDM meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11 am in the Caudill Media Center.  The agenda is attached./userfiles/1190/Agenda%206-11-15.pdf

Principal Selection Survey

We are in the process of selecting a new principal.  The site based council would like all stakeholder input.  Please follow the link below to complete the brief survey.  The link will be active until midnight, June 10th.  If you do not have internet access, you may fill out a survey in the main office at Caudill.  Thank you and we value your input.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dHy9dD538kAbkuFvYXiQMmvx97NfGlVvU6eAyXl5woQ/viewform

Girls Soccer Tryouts

Girls Soccer Tryouts will be Wednesday, June 3rd through Friday, June 5 at the Caudill Soccer Field.  Please see the attached form for more information.

 

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Special Called SBDM Meeting

Special SBDM Meeting held at the Madison County Tech Center for training the 2015-16 SBDM team.  It will be Monday, June 1st from 12-3.  Agenda will be set by the trainer.

Graduations begin tonight

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 from Madison Central High School and Madison Southern High School! Madison Central's graduation will take place tonight at 7 p.m. Madison Southern's graduation will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held at Alumni Coliseum on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.

MCHS has set up a live feed for their graduation. To watch the ceremony live, click HERE.

Three district positions filled

Madison County Schools is pleased to announce the names of individuals selected to fill three vacant district positions. Congratulations to Mark Woods, Director of Financial Services; Scott Anderson, Director of Food Services; and Steve Evans, District Assessment Coordinator.

 

 

Board worksession rescheduled

Reminder: The Madison County Board of Education is meeting at 6 p.m. tonight for a worksession. The meeting will be at the district office, 301 Highland Park Drive in Richmond. Please use the rear entrance of the building if you plan to attend the meeting.

Summer Opportunities for Students

Are you interested in summer activities for your child(ren) this summer? For a listing of local learning opportunities and activities for children throughout the summer, click HERE!

Girls Basketball Tryouts

Girls basketball try outs will be June 2nd  and 3rd from 3-5 in Caudill gym.  You must have a sports physical to try out. 

Student Showcase/Family Fun Night

Our Family Fun Night will be Tuesday, May 26th from 5-6:30.  Student work from the school year will be out for display, as well as food and fun games for kids.  The band will be performing at 6:30 in the gym.

Middle School Chorus Now Offered

Students attending BMCMS now have the opportunity to register for 6th, 7th and 8th grade chorus under the direction of Mrs. Lisa Jury at MCHS.  This class will take place in the MCHS chorus room from 8:05 - 9:00 am during each school day of the 2015 - 2016 school year.  More information can be found in the front office at BMCMS.  Questions can be directed to Mrs. Lisa Jury at 625-6109 ext 5497.

Monday, June 1, is half day for students

Monday, June 1, 2015, is the final day of classes for students in Madison County Schools. It will be a "half day." Dismissal for the last day of school will be 3 hours prior to regular dismissal time.

Board of Education hosts first meeting in new district office building


Room of the new district office building tomorrow evening. The meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m., was originally scheduled to take place in the lecture lab at Madison Central High School, but has been moved to the new district office at 301 Highland Park Drive. The new office building opened on Monday, April 27, after renovations were complete. If you are planning to attend the meeting, please park in the rear of the building and enter through the covered back door.

Volunteer Confidentiality Training

The 2015-16 Volunteer Confidentiality Training schedule has been posted.  Please click the following link to view it:  /userfiles/1190/Volunteer%20Confidentiality%20Trainings%202015-2016.pdf

Spring/Summer Football Conditioning
  1.  7th and 8th grade spring conditioning begins Thursday, May, 14th at 3:20p.m., at the Caudill football complex.
  2. Incoming 6th graders spring conditioning begins Friday, May, 15th at 3:20p.m., at the Caudill football complex.
Congratulations to Our 2015-16 SBDM Team

To view the team members, please click on the following link:  /userfiles/1190/2015%2016%20council%20members.pdf

Teacher Appreciation Week

We can't thank our staff enough for everything they do for kids every day! This week, we celebrate YOU!

Celebrate School Lunch Hero Day

Today is School Lunch Hero Day! Thank you to all of our employees who work so hard everyday to provide breakfast and lunch for our students and staff! You are certainly heroes to us!

BMC Parent SBDM Elections - 2nd Election

We will hold a second election to vote for our parent representatives for the 2015 - 16 SBDM council.  Please see the attached document for more details.  /userfiles/1190/BMCMS%20SBDM%20Elections%202015%2016%20tie%20breaker(1).pdf

8th Grade Recognition

8th Grade Recognition will be Wednesday, May 27th at 6 PM in the gym at Madison Central High School.  8th grade students should arrive no later than 5:30 PM to line up.

Boys Soccer Tryouts

Boys Soccer Tryouts for the 2015 - 2016 school year will be May 27-29 at Caudill's soccer field from 3:30 - 5:30.  You must have a sports physical to try out.

Cheerleading Tryouts

Cheerleading tryouts for the 2015 - 2016 school year will be May 19-21 in Caudill's gym.  You must have a sports physical to try out.

May 19: 3:30 - 5:30

May 20: 3:30 - 5:30

May 21: 5:30 - 7:30

Dance Team Tryouts

Dance Team tryouts for the 2015 - 2016 school year will be held May 12-14 from 3:15 - 5:00 in Caudill's gym.  You must have a sports physical on file to try out.

Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday, April 16th

If you have not signed up for a parent teacher conference Thursday night, and still want to do so, please call 625-6172 to sign up.

Afternoon update

Please be aware that buses will likely run late because of the high water and flooding issues our county is experiencing. Kit Carson Elementary, Kingston Elementary, Glenn Marshall Elementary, Shannon Johnson Elementary, and Silver Creek Elementary districts are the most affected districts. If you live in these areas, please be patient as we use alternative routes to deliver children safely home. We will post any updates as they are available this afternoon. Thank you for your patience and your cooperation today.

Afternoon preschool canceled

Afternoon preschool has been cancelled for today (Tuesday, April 14). AM preschool students will stay at school until the afternoon release time. Parents are, of course, welcome to pick their AM preschool students up if they choose.

Two-Hour Delay due to power outage

Madison County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay today due to a power outage in Berea. There is no indication as to when the power will be back on. We encourage you to check back for any updates.

2019 Cohort Students

8th Grade Parents:  For Class of 2019 cohort students who were invited to join the Madison County Advanced Scholars Academy click here to see the information was presented.  Please look at it if you missed the informational meeting on Tuesday, March 10th or would like to review the material we discussed. The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, March 27th.  Complete applications can be turned into your middle school guidance counselor or into Madison Central High School with attention to Nicki Tipton.

Anxiety Seminar

Madison County Middle School Guidance Counselors are collaborating with Our Lady of Peace to host a workshop on Monday,

March 16, 2015: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Madison County Extension Office located at 230 Duncannon Lane.

Rescheduled events

Please be sure to call ahead or contact a coach or sponsor before traveling to a scheduled event or activitiy as many were rescheduled due to the recent inclement weather.

  • The meeting for 8th grade students and parents invited to discuss the Madison County Advanced Scholars Academy at the Madison Central Auditorium tonight has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m. in the Madison Central auditorium. 

  • Kit Carson Elementary's trip to COSI has been postponed. A rescheduled date in May is likely. More information to come when details are worked out.

 

No school Friday, March 6

Madison County Schools will be closed Friday, March 6.

School will be in session March 20

Madison County Schools will use the previously scheduled March 20 professional development day as a make-up day. To date, the district has cancelled school seven days for inclement weather. Pending Board approval, students last day of classes for the 2014-2015 school year will be Thursday, May 28. Memorial Day (May 25) will remain a holiday.

Public forum to discuss the district facilities plan is scheduled

On behalf of the Madison Board of Education, the Madison County Local Planning Committee will convene its 8th meeting and 3rd public forum to continue development of the District Facilities Plan. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. local time Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Glenn Marshall Elementary School Media Center. This public forum will be for the purpose of discussing items concerning the District Facilities Plan. The public forum will be followed by a meeting to consider items discussed in the forum and the review of the plan by the Kentucky Department of Education.

MCHS Scheduling

MCHS will be here on Friday, February 27th to schedule 8th graders for Freshmen year 2015.  Please make sure you bring your completed schedule card signed by parents on Friday. 

One Hour Delay Thursday, Feb. 26

Madison County Schools will operate on a One Hour Delay Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Please remember there is no AM preschool when we have a delay. To review additional delay detials, please click HERE.

Next confidentiality training location changed

The next confidentiality training is scheduled for Monday, March 2, at 6 p.m. The location has been changed to Farristown Middle School.

One Hour Delay Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Madison County Schools will operate on a ONE HOUR DELAY Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Please be careful as you make your way to school this morning. Click HERE for details about a delay.

Breakfast/lunch menu update

The district's cafeteria managers met this afternoon to iron out the details of the breakfast and lunch menus after this extended winter break. When school resumes, please follow LAST WEEK's breakfast and lunch menus. The food service staff will be trying to stick as closely with those planned meals as possible.

Preparing for school tomorrow

We are excited to get back to work tomorrow! Big thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to get us back in the buildings tomorrow. 

School cancelled Monday, February 23

There will be no school for Madison County Schools Monday, February 23, 2015.

School cancelled for the rest of the week

School is out for the rest of the week for Madison County Schools. Because of the amount of snow and the extremely low temperatures predicted, there will be no school for the rest of the week. Please use caution as the extreme low temperatures move into our area. And be cautious if you are traveling as the road conditions are improving but still hazardous. 

Cancellations for the district
Please be sure to call ahead regarding any scheduled activity or event. Most have been cancelled or rescheduled. This is a partial list.
Wrestlers to represent MCS at State Competition

Madison County Schools will be well represented at the state wrestling competition this year. Congratulations and Best Wishes to Sam Kauer, Justus Williams, and Joey Scribano from Madison Southern High; and Jonathon Gadd, Ryan McManus, Chris Morrow, Will Keeney, Aaron Flenner, and Corban Couch from Madison Central High.

School cancelled Wednesday, Feb. 18

School is cancelled for Wednesday, February 18, for Madison County Schools. ?

School cancelled Tuesday, Feb. 17

There will be no school in Madison County Schools on Tuesday, February 17. Please stay safe and warm and have fun!

Vote for CMMS student's slogan

While you are enjoying this wonderful winter weather, take a few minutes to help one of our very own students win a state-wide contest!

 

Alison Lundergun Grimes’ office informed us that one of our students, Lauryn Robinson at Clark-Moores Middle School, has had her voting slogan chosen in the top 15 of the state. The winner will be chosen by public vote. The public online voting begins today and ends on the February 20 at midnight.

LPC meeting cancelled

The Local Planning Committee meeting scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

Schools closed for Presidents Day

Reminder: Madison County Schools will be closed Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents Day. Have a great weekend!

BMC Parent SBDM Elections

BMC Parent SBDM Elections will be April 28th.  Please read the following attachment for more information:  /userfiles/1190/BMCMS%20SBDM%20Elections%202015%2016(1).pdf

A short biography on each nominee is attached here:  /userfiles/1190/2015-16%20SBDM%20Bios(1).pdf

 

Internet Safety Session - Postponed

The Internet Safety Session has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.  Thank you!

 

Internet Safety

Parenting Session

September 17th

 

Honoring Officer Daniel Ellis Wednesday, Nov. 11

Funeral arrangements have been made for Officer Daniel Ellis. Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 2 to 8 pm. at Alumni Coliseum on the EKU Campus. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, also at Alumni Coliseum.

 

In an effort to honor our fallen hero, Madison County Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Parenting Class on Self Injury

Parenting class scheduled for tonight, January 21st has been cancelled.

 

Please click here to read about our upcoming parenting class on Thursday, January 21st.


Spartan Times

The second edition of the Spartan Times has been released.  Students enrolled in the Spartan Journalism class are producing a weekly newspaper to inform students of issues and happenings at the school.  Please click here to read it.
 

8th Grade Schedules for MCHS 2016-17

Attention Parents of Current 8th Graders:  Parents and students of the Class of 2020 are invited to an informational meeting to discuss transition and scheduling of high school courses for the 2016-17 year.  The meeting will be on Tuesday, February 2nd starting at 6:00 pm in the MCHS Auditorium.  Beginning at 5:30 representatives from various MCHS clubs and organizations will be in the Health Building lobby to provide information on student involvement in school activities.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm  The Assistant Principal, Katie Ellis and Counselor, and Marla Thomas will cover many topics from credit requirements for graduation, scheduling for freshman year, transition to high school and connecting with MCHS.  There will be a time to ask questions as well.  We look forward to seeing parents and students of the future MCHS Class of 2020 on Tuesday, February 2nd starting at 6:00 pm in the MCHS auditorium. 

Veteran's Day Program

Our Veteran's Day program has been moved to Thursday, November 12th at 9 am.  All parents and family members are invited to attend.

MC JROTC, community partners working with middle schools

The Clark-Moores/B. Michael Caudill Youth Service Center is collaborating with LTC Rich Livingston, Command Sergeant Major Otis Hooper, and the Madison Central Army JROTC program to provide a middle school cadet corps leadership program for students at Clark-Moores and B. Michael Caudill middle schools. The program will focus on leadership, citizenship, team building and several other character education topics.

District office closed Thursday and Friday

The district office located at 550 South Keeneland Drive will be closed Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24. The staff will be relocating to the new district office. The new district office located at 301 Highland Park Drive will be open Monday, April 27. Thank you for your patience during the move.

MCS archers raise $4,500 for charity

Madison Southern High School hosted archers from throughout the county and together they raised $4,500 in the 5th annual Judy Rogers Shoot for the Cure Archery Tournament. More than 350 archers from Kirksville Elementary, Waco Elementary, Glenn Marshall Elementary, White Hall Elementary, Shannon Johnson Elementary, Clark-Moores Middle, Caudill Middle, Farristown Middle, Madison Central High, and Madison Southern High were able to raise the funds that will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital and Hospice Care Plus. In the 5 years of the tournament, students have raised more than $30,000 for these two charities.

My School: Madison Middle

On Tuesday mornings in the Madison Middle library something unique is taking place. Listen closely. You may hear things like, ¿Cómo va la clase de matemáticas? (How is math class going?) or ¿Cuál es tu favorito después de la actividad escolar? (What is your favorite after school activity?). This is all part of a new partnership with the AP Spanish class at Madison Central High School. MMS students, whose native language is Spanish, are meeting each week with members of Paula Adkins’ AP class to improve their conversational English skills and receive mentoring and support from these high school students.

Parenting Class

Please see the attached documents regarding parenting classes offered by our Youth Services Team.

 

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Weekend Cancellations

Many activities, meetings, practices, and other events throughout the district are cancelled today. Those cancellations will be posted as they are received.

  • The District 63 Academic Competition which involves Clark-Moores, Madison Middle, Foley Middle and Berea Community Schools scheduled for Saturday at CMMS has been cancelled.
  • Archery tournament at Madison Southern High School this weekend has been cancelled.
  • Lacrosse clinic at Madison Southern High School this weekend has been cancelled.
  • B Michael Caudill Middle has cancelled all activities.
  • Farristown Middle has canncelled all activities.
  • Clark-Moores Middle open gym for baseball on Sunday is cancelled.
NTI: Madison Day 2 on Monday, Jan. 25

Madison County Schools will have NTI: Madison Day 2 on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Students will not report to school on Monday. The district will have its second NTI Day instead of regular classes. Students should complete the NTI: Madison Day 2 assignments in their NTI packets. If you need additional information about NTI: Madison, click HERE. If you need assistance in completing assignments, you may e-mail teachers between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Students will have seven days beginning the day we return to school to complete assignments from NTI: Madison Day 1 and Day 2.

Free Zumba Classes

The Youth Service Center will be hosting FREE Zumba classes after school from 3:30-4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Clark Moores Middle School.  The first class will be Thursday, January 28th.  Classes are open to faculty, students and parents. Please call 387-3836 the register.

 

Softball Tryouts

Please click here to view information about softball tryouts.

2016 - 17 Cheerleading Tryouts

Any girl interested in trying out for the 2016-17 cheer team at Caudill will need to attend a parent/student meeting on Wednesday, January 27th at 7 pm in the media center at Caudill.  This includes incoming 6th graders.  Tryouts will be in April.

School cancelled Wednesday, Jan. 20

Good morning. There will be no school in Madison County Schools on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Please stay safe and warm today!

PTO T Shirts

PTO is selling short sleeved, long sleeved and sweatshirts.  Orders are due by November 12th and can be turned into the front office.  Please see the attached handout for more information.

 

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Director of Technology named

Madison County Schools is pleased to announce that Jacob Cecil has been named Director of Technology for the district. Cecil replaces Bob Moore, who accepted a position with Fayette County Schools in July. Cecil has been employed by Madison County Schools since September 2011. Cecil has served the district as assistant technology manager, technology manager, and operating system administrator. He has been serving as interim director of technology since July.

Board approves 2015-2016 school year calendar

The Madison County Board of Education approved the district's 2015-2016 school year calendar at its regular meeting April 16. The calendar can be viewed or printed by clicking HERE.

MCHS 2015-16 SBDM Elections

8th Grade parents who will have students enrolled at Madison Central High School for the 2015-16 school year may run for the Site-Based Decision Making Council.  Parent Declaration to Run forms may be picked up in the Main Office of Madison Central beginning, Monday, April 13th.  Parents who intend to run for SBDM must return declaration forms by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28th. 

 

MCHS SBDM Parent Elections for 2015-16 school year will be held on Wednesday, April 29th, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

 

Voting will be held in the Main Office entrance lobby of Madison Central.  All eligible parents need to bring ID to cast a ballot that day. 

My School: White Hall Elementary

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE are words one would hear many times a day at White Hall Elementary. Members of the Green Club are responsible for making those words important at White Hall Elementary. Green Club members are 4th and 5th graders.

Winter Coat Collection

The dance team is sponsoring a Winter Coat Drive from November 9 - 20.  A collection box will be set up in Youth Services.  The coats do not have to be new, just clean and in good condition.  As Spartans, we can help make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

Non Traditional Instruction (NTI)

*Students will NOT attend school on NTI days. They will have assigned work to be completed.

·   *Students will spend 3 to 4 hours on an NTI day, depending on their grade level, completing school-related work.

·   *Teachers will be available during the school day either by telephone or online from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

·    *Students will be expected to complete NTI day work within seven (7) calendar days from the day classes resume.

*You can visit this link: http://teachersites.schoolworld.com/webpages/bmc/index.cfm?subpage=1954408, to find information as to how each grade level has made non-traditional instruction available to students.  

9 MCS teachers awarded Innovation Grants

Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG) presented a $10,000 donation to Madison County Schools to fund innovative classroom activities focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Teachers from nine different schools will share the funds from BPBG for activities to promote student-centered learning.

Support the Ellis Family

Many people in our community are asking for ways to support the Ellis Family during this difficult time. Fundraisers and other opportunities are popping up across the community. Events will be posted here along with other opportunities to offer your support for Officier Daniel Ellis, his wife Katie, and their family.

 

4th annual Tracks for Packs 5K

Registration is open for the 4th annual Tracks for Packs 5K. This year's event is Saturday, Sept. 12, at Richmond Center. Registration begins that morning at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. The Tracks for Packs 5K is an event that raises funds to help support the Madison Backpack Program. This is the 4th year for the event. For more information about Tracks for Packs or to register, please visit the Tracks for Packs website. You can also download a copy of the registration form by clicking HERE.

 

Board approves calendar for 2014-2015 end of school

The Madison County Board of Education voted to approve the final calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. The last day of school for students will be Monday, June 1, 2015. Graduation dates were also set by the Board. Madison Central High School graduates will have their ceremony on Friday, May 29. Madison Southern High School graduates will have their ceremony on Saturday, May 30. Both ceremonies will be held at Eastern Kentucky University's Alumni Coliseum. The times for those ceremonies will be announced soon.

My School: Kirksville Elementary

Kirksville Elementary School celebrated “Unity Day” on Oct. 22 as the culminating activity to Bullying Prevention Month. Students and staff wore orange to show support for students who have been bullied and to lead the movement against bullying.

FOCUS Journalism Class

Our FOCUS Journalism class will be producing weekly the Spartan Voice (a student podcast) and the Spartan Times (a school newspaper).  Following is the link for the first episode of Spartan Voice.  

https://googledrive.com/host/0B9t2WUhBtnV_S1FXMXo0YWI3NXM/SpartanVoiceEp1.m4a

Winter Weather Information

It's finally winter! The cold temperatures create a good time to remind parents about a few things:
1. If school is cancelled due to inclement weather, the cancellation will be found on the district's website, social media pages, and on the local news outlets. If you see a social media friend post that school has been cancelled, please check one of the official sites to confirm. Those sites can be found by clicking these links:  Facebook or Twitter.
2. The district does use a delay system on occasion. If a delay is called and you need additional information, please click HERE.
3. This year, the district has the opportunity to use Non-Traditional Instructional Days (NTI: Madison). NTI days will be announced in the same way that cancelled or delayed days are announced. If you have not received information from your child's school, please contact them as soon as possible. Additional NTI: Madison can be found HERE.

Kindergarten Registration Information

Kindergarten registration is beginning in Madison County Schools! For the latest on enrolling your child in kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year, please click HERE.

Online Parent Tools

We have added a folder under School Information (on the left hand side of the main school web page) that parents may find useful.  It has instructions on how to access Infinite Campus/Parent Portal, CompassLearning and Reading Plus.  We encourage you to check out this information.

My School: Clark-Moores Middle School

Clark-Moores Middle School is dedicated to improving student achievement and teaching the “whole” student. Our teachers have been attending trainings and learning new strategies through MaRti, Compass Learning Pathways, and Kagan Structures. We implemented a program called STAR (Strategies To Achieve Results) last spring and it was revised for the 2015-16 school year. The program provides intervention for RTI, Learning Labs to raise MAP scores and enrichment classes.  STAR meets 3 days a week for 40 minutes and all staff is involved in delivering instruction.

FOCUS

FOCUSing on Student Need at BMCMS

During the 2015-2016 school year, we have taken steps to address student achievement at B. Michael Caudill Middle School.  We want all of our students to both perform at the proficient/distinguished level as well as show expected growth throughout the course of the school.  Our FOCUS program is one of the ways we are addressing student achievement.  Using student multiple data points to identify students’ needs, students are enrolled in a specific FOCUS class that addresses reading and math skill.  We have four intervention FOCUS classes that  blend together teacher directed instruction with computer-based instructional programs (i.e., Odyssey Math and Reading Plus) to address reading and math skills.  We also have skills-based enrichment FOCUS classes where students explore different aspects of literature-drama, journalism, economics, forensic science and engineering.  Several factors determine student scheduling/placement.  First, as noted above, using multiple data points, student placement addresses student need.  Second, we ensure that that students have access to all of our Related Arts offerings.   

Individual Learning Plan (ILP)

The Individual Learning Plans or ILPs for Kentucky's 6th grade through 12th grade students are changing how student prepare themselves for their future.  The ILP has many features and resources that involve students on a variety of levels:

  • Exploring careers beginning in the 6th grade
  • Finding careers that match their skills and interests
  • Creating education plans
  • Establishing personal goals and revisiting these as they progress through school
  • Creating, maintaining and changing resumes
  • Tracking and reflecting on their community services experiences, work experiences, career-planning activities, and extra-curricular and organization activities
  • Exploring colleges and postsecondary opportunities that match their career, postsecondary and life goals
  • Connecting to the KHEAA.org (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority) Web site for help with college planning, tuition assistance information and applications
  • Collecting personal information like assessment results, advising activities demographic information and educational history

You can find more information at the Kentucky Department of Education website. 

Non Traditional Instructional Day Information

Students are coming home with information regarding Non Traditional Instructional Days (NTI).  In case of inclement weather, excessive illness or other types of emergencies, the district may choose to close school, but students will have work to do at home to make up for not actually attending school.  A copy of the handout can be accessed here. 

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My School: Madison Southern High

Kicking off the year on August 13, Madison Southern High School had a senior-led pep rally, getting all students and faculty excited for the 2015-2016 school year. Currently, Madison Southern is both a Distinguished School and holds a 100 Percent College and Career Ready title. Southern is also under some renovations - since the beginning of August, construction has been ongoing beside the football field. Work continues on a new weightlifting room and also outdoor concession stand set to be completed in spring 2016.

District partners with MealViewer to provide mobile menus

Madison County Schools Food Service is excited to announce a partnership with MealViewer to provide staff, students, and parents a menu they can view on their phone or any computer. As menus change, the menus will be updated, allowing parents to view the new menu within minutes.