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Feedback requested for CDIP

Kenton County School District employees, parents, students, and community members are welcome to attend an open feedback meeting regarding our Comprehensive District Improvement Plan (CDIP) at 4:30 on Tuesday, December 18 at Twenhofel Middle School.  The draft CDIP will be posted for review in advance on the district website in the “About Us” section on Monday, December 17.

Ignite Application Deadline Extended

The Ignite Application deadline has been extended until December 13th following our Parent Night at KCAIT.

Ignite Parent Information Night

Come join us on December 12th at 6:00 p.m. for Ignite parent information night at KCAIT. 

Returning Scholar Application

Click the link below to access the Returning Scholar Application.

 

Apply for Spring 2019 After School College!

Read the student information booklet here.

Apply for Spring 2019 courses here.

Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. on October 18.  Please see Mrs. Dempsey with questions.

Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award

Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.

Ignite Surveys Ignite

Surveys for Ignite.

The Kenton County School District Continues Excellence in Accountability

KCSD is committed to providing high quality instruction to all students and once again the 2018 state assessment indicates that our amazing students are performing among the best in Kentucky.    

Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 21–27, 2018 and October is Bullying Prevention Month. Safe Schools Week
District Disclosure Form and Code of Conduct Sign off Sheet

Please review the Code of Conduct with your Student and sign this form and return to your Child’s school. Our district disclosures are listed on this form with links to opt out if interested.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ijfCj2Ix7ERiMNHLHTK6WhiaVnRVW5380j-UOB0O9io/edit?usp=sharing

Back to School Tip: My Bus Buddie Parent Portal

With school back now back in session, it is a good idea to use My Bus Buddie for the first few days to track your child's school bus!

Gemini College Academy Book List

Book list for seniors enrolled in ENG 150 and HIS 101 in the Gemini College Academy.

18-19 Academy Bus Schedule
Dr. Julie Whitis is new principal at KCAIT Dr. Julie Whitis

Congratulations to Dr. Julie Whitis, who will be the new principal of the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology.

Essential Enrollment Information

Click here for information on enrolling a child in the Kenton County School District: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content/1744

For questions about all-day kindergarten, please click here: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content2/24778

Important message regarding immunization changes

On July 27, 2018, a Bright Arrow message was sent to all students in the district from our Health Services Department as a reminder of the new immunization requirements for the 2018-2019 school year. 

A note from our Superintendent on proposed boundary changes

Please click here for a note from Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb regarding the proposed boundary changes.

A message from our Superintendent on 13 Reasons Why

In the Kenton County School District, our students’ safety and security are one of our utmost priorities. Last year, we made you aware of a controversial Netflix series about suicide called 13 Reasons Why. Netflix will release the second season of the series on May 18, 2018. This series may raise different emotions, concerns, and questions for our students.

Thank you, Nurses! Nurses Day

Wednesday, May 9 is National School Nurse Day. The Kenton County School District is thankful for all of our school nurses who help keep our students safe and healthy!

Students selected for Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

Congratulations to the following students, who were selected for the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs.

Registration now open for spring swim lessons at Kenton County Aquatic Center

Registration is now open for spring swim lessons at the Kenton County Aquatic Center at Scott High School.

After School College Fall 2018 Application

Scholars who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the Fall 2018 can apply now!

Scholar Letters

Scholar letters regarding acceptance into the Academies for the 2018-19 school year were delivered to home high schools and middle schools on Friday, February 23.  Letters were also mailed home.  We look forward to welcoming our next class of scholars

The 2018-2019 Kenton County Academies Application is here!

Welcome to the Academies application for 2018-19.  Please make sure that you are completing the correct application below.  
 

KCAIT Scholar wins Emperor Science Award Will Broomhead

Congratulations to KCAIT Scholar Will Broomhead, who has won the Emperor Science Award and a $1500 stipend that he is using to purchase 700 foldscopes (similar to microscopes) to donate to five Northern Kentucky schools.

Kenton County School District to honor leaders during School Board Recognition Month Kenton County School Board

Kentucky will again observe January as School Board Recognition Month and the Kenton County School District is joining in the celebration.

2017 Fall Presentation Schedule
Spring 2018 After School College Applications are Here!

Before applying, please read our information booklet.

When you are ready to apply, please visit our application page!  You will need highest ACT scores or most recent CERT scores, your current GPA, and a parent's signature.

Mission and Goals of the Kenton County School District KCSD logo

The Kenton County School District has released an updated version of the mission, goals and core beliefs of our district.

Please take a look here: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content2/24682

2017 Fall Community Education

Please consider participating in a Kenton County Community Education course this fall!!  All courses are open to the public.

 

Kenton County celebrates state test scores

The 2017 Kentucky State Report Card has been released, and once again, the Kenton County School District is classified as Distinguished!  

The Kentucky Department of Education did not label schools based on the 2017 data as the state accountability model is transitioning to a new accountability model.  However, to honor the work and maintain continuity in the interim, the district utilized the same formula to assign designations to the schools and district. 

NKY Rally for Public Pensions is Oct. 24 Pension Rally

The NKY Public Pension rally isTuesday, Oct. 24 at Dixie Heights at 6 p.m.. Come for a discussion of current pension issues in Kentucky. Everyone is welcome.

Come celebrate our academic accomplishments District logo

Staff, students, parents and the community are all invited to a celebration of our academic accomplishments on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Simon Kenton High School

Beginning Sept. 18, students allowed to enter buildings 50 minutes before start

Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, students will be allowed to enter their school building up to 50 minutes before the start of school.

What textbooks should I buy for Gemini and After School College?

Click here for the textbook list for fall Gemini College courses and After School College courses.

Health requirements for school attendance

Meeting health requirements for school attendance is an important part of making sure your child is ready for school.

Frequently Asked Transportation Questions school bus

As we get ready to begin a new school year, here are some frequently asked transportation questions.

Stuff the Bus is July 31 Stuff the Bus

Help the Kenton County School District Stuff the Bus! Head to the Chick-fil-A in Fort Wright on Monday, July 31 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., donate three or more school supplies, and get a coupon for a free Original Chicken Sandwich!

Special Board Meeting

The Kenton County Board of Education will meet in open session at a special called meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM to annouce the new Superintendent.  The meeting will be held at 1045 Eaton Drive, Fort Wright, KY 41017.

KCSD participating in Summer Feeding Program

Student Nutrition is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge.

Two KCAIT students selected as 2017 PBS Emperor Science Award winners Will Broomhead and Alec Puckett

Five high school students from Kentucky, including two from KCAIT, have been named 2017 winners in the Emperor Science Award Program, sponsored by PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer.

Congratulations to the Women's Engineering Academy Team 8660C Team 8660C

Team 8660C of the Women's Engineering Academy received the Judges Award at this past week's State VEX robotics Competition. 

Open Swim at Scott High School Aquatics Center Open Swim times

The Kenton County Aquatics Center at Scott High School is offering Open Swim on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, February 10th: 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Friday, February 17th: 6-7:30 PM
  • Friday, February 24th: 4-7 PM
  • Monday, February 27th: 4-6:30; 7-9 PM
  • Tuesday, February 28th: 4-6:30; 7-9 PM

$1– Kids/$2– Adults — No Registration Necessary

 

Kenton County School District school board saluted this month Kenton County School Board

Across the state this month, local school board members, including those in the Kenton County school district, will be saluted by their administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month

Winter/Spring Community Education Opportunities KCSD Community Education

Here is a list of Community Education courses available for this winter/spring. All courses are open to the public.

Alert: Snow Removal Maintenance Changes for Some Kenton County Roads

With winter approaching, the Kenton County School District wanted to make parents, students and the community aware of changes coming to snow removal maintenance on some roads.

Thank you, Veterans! Thank you, veterans!

The Kenton School District expresses sincere gratitude to all who have served our country. Thank you and Happy Veterans Day!

Kenton County School District ranked Distinguished again!

Upon further review from the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kenton County School District is now ranked Distinguished again, according to the 2015-16 School Report Card.

Download the KCSD Mobile App! KCSD Mobile App

The Kenton County School District is proud to announce that we have launched a mobile app.

2016 Fall Community Education Classes

All events are open to the public.

Fall 2016 Community Education Offerings / Events:

  • Course:    Zumba
  • Course:    American Sign Language for Beginners
  • Course:    Photography – Introductory Course
  • Course:    Photography – Advanced Course Class:
  • Course:    Adult Instructional Basketball – Intermediate Level
  • Course:    Yoga
  • Event:       Community Health Fair (No Registration Necessary)

Please consider participating in a Community Education course this fall.  Click the headline for more information and a registration form.

KCAIT Featured in NKY Thrives

Check out this feature on the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology from NKY Thrives!

KCSD hosts parent education nights to talk about social media

The Kenton County School District hosted several parent education nights to inform parents about social media. Online materials and video is now available.

KCAIT alumna named Purdue Devito Scholar

Congratulations to Kayla Marzian, a graduate of Dixie Heights High School and an alumna of the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology, who was recently named a Devito Scholar at Purdue University. Kayla credits KCAIT for helping her achieve this honor.

Back to School Health Requirements

It’s time for parents to start thinking about health requirements for back to school! Meeting health requirements for school attendance is an important part of making sure your child is ready for school.  These requirements provide the assurance that your child is not only up-to-date on necessary immunizations, but also that he/she is healthy to attend school.  Keep your child “on track” by making sure that he/she meets the health requirements every school year.

Stuff the Bus is July 26

Chick-fil-A Houston Road is sponsoring the annual Stuff the Bus Competition on Tuesday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone donating three or more school supplies will receive a coupon for a free chicken sandwich!

SQUARE1 presents entrepreneurship workshop to KCAIT scholars

The Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology and SQUARE1, Inc. teamed up for an entrepreneurship and business basics crash course – Idea to Startup.

Congrats to KY Upstream Expo Scholarship winners!

On Monday, May 16, scholars from the Kenton County Academy of Innovation and Technology participated in the Kentucky Upstream Expo at Northern Kentucky University's Digitorium.

Kentucky Upstream Expo featuring KCAIT

The Kentucky Upstream Expo - The Path to Innovation and Success is taking place Monday, May 16 at Northern Kentucky University. The event will feature presentations from the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology.

Congratulations to our Excellence in Education Award Winners

The Northern Kentucky Education Council presented its annual 'Excellence in Education' Celebration on April 28, 2016, and the Kenton County School District took home several awards.

Summer camp open house on April 7

Looking for summer programs or child care for your children? Come to our Summer Camp Open House to get information from local agencies on their summer programs!

The event is Thursday, April 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dixie Heights High School cafeteria.

KCAIT hosting open house April 21

The Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology are hosting an Open House on April 21.

KCSD Community Education Classes

Kenton County School District Community Education is offering a photography class as well as an American Sign Language class.

NO SCHOOL FEBRUARY 15

Monday, February 15 will NOT be used as a snow make up day in Kenton County. Therefore, Kenton County Schools will be CLOSED on Monday, February 15, 2016.

 

Lunes, el 15 de febrero es el Día de los Presidentes.  Aunque se cancelaron clases esta semana debido al tiempo, el lunes sigue siendo día de fiesta. ESTE MENSAJE CONFIRMA QUE NO HABRA CLASE LUNES, EL 15 DE FEBRERO EN LAS ESCUELAS DEL CONDADO DE KENTON.

 

Introducing "MyBusBuddie" parent portal

Parents and guardians are always interested in the status of the bus that transports their children.  While everything possible is done to assure that the buses operate on schedule, situations arise that can cause delays in their arrival times at a student’s stop.

The Kenton County School District desires to keep parents and guardians informed of the current status and location of their bus, and to make it as easy as possible to provide this communication without interfering with parents’ normal schedule.

KCSD Community Education Classes

The Winter 2016 Community Education Schedule is now available.

Kenton County school board saluted this month

Throughout this month of January, administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members of the Kenton County school district are publicly thanking the system’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

KCSD honors outstanding teachers

The Kenton County School District honored some of our outstanding teachers during our first 'Excellence is Everywhere' banquet on Nov. 5.

It's School Bus Safety Week

October 19-23 is School Bus Safety Week. Please 'Give Our Drivers a Break!'

Kenton Co. Community Education offering yoga course

Kenton County Schools Community Education Program is offering a Yoga course starting on October 20.

KCAIT's Amanda Lewis wins teacher of the year award

Congratulation to KCAIT teacher Amanda Lewis, who has been named the PLTW Computer Science Teacher of the Year.

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

Did you know that September is National Library Card Sign Up Month? Students and staff in the Kenton County School District are encouraged to get and use their library card.

Document destruction notice

As per the approved record retention schedule of the STATE ARCHIVES AND RECORDS COMMISSION, be it known to all parents and adult students that the Kenton County School District is required to maintain special education records for three (3) years after the date of the last activity. Therefore, the school district will destroy all records it no longer needs three (3) years after graduation or three years after a student exits the district.

KCSD receives grant from Duke Energy

Duke Energy has given a $25,000 grant to the Kenton County School District in support of the E=WISE and Elementary STEM programs.

Help us Stuff the Bus!

Join the Kenton County School District at the annual 'Stuff the Bus' event and receive a FREE Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich!

Register here for PGA

Registration is open for Kenton County School District staff members to attend the Professional Growth Academy (PGA).

Summer Food Program Information

The Kenton Couny School District Student Nutrition Department is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

Thank you, teachers!

Note: May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week. The following is a message to all Kenton County School District Teachers from Superintendent Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey.

Kenton County FRYSC hosting Summer Camp fair

The Kenton County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers are hosting a Summer Camp Open House at Summit View Middle School on Thursday, March 26 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Media Arts Academy hosting film festival

The Media Arts Academy from the Kenton County Academies is hosting their First Film Festival: The “Academy” Awards on Thursday, March 19th from 5 to 7:30pm in the Dixie Heights High School Auditorium.

New Women's Engineering Academy!

Read all about our Women's Engineering Academy by cliking the link on the left!

Click here for Student Survey

Please click here to access the Student Voice Survey.

Kenton County Academies of Innovation & Technology holding Open House Feb. 10

Students: Interested in joining the Academies for the 2015-2016 school year? Do you want to know more about the Academies in a fun hands-on experience and talk to current Academy scholars? Do you want to meet the teachers for each Academy? Now is your chance! You and your parents are invited to an Academy Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Edgewood Campus, 3234 Turkeyfoot Road.

Thank you, Kenton County School Board!

By Superintendent Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey

The students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers of the Kenton County School District deserve praise for working hard in their roles. But equally deserving of praise are the members of the district’s Board of Education, not only for their work but for their leadership.

KCAIT scholars taking classes through Thomas More

Scholars at the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology (KCAIT) are getting dual credit through Thomas More College.

Veterans Day 2014 events in Kenton County School District

The following events are taking place in the Kenton County School District in honor of Veterans Day.

New Military Foundations Course

Attention Dixie Heights Freshman!

We are now accepting applications to take our new Military Foundations Course at Dixie Heights high school.  Please click on the applications link to the left to schedule for the course!

*Please note that this is a one trimester class offered to Dixie Freshman Only.

Community Yard Sale is Aug. 7

The Kenton County Community Yard Sale is Friday, August 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at Caywood Elementary School.

Health regulations for the 2015-16 school year

The Kenton County School District, in compliance with Kentucky State Law and regulations from the Board of Health and the Department of Education, would like to remind parents that all children must have certain Health Records on file.

Stuff the Bus is July 29

You can donate school supplies to the Kenton County School District at the 'Stuff the Bus Challenge' on July 29 at the Florence Chick-fil-A.

Kenton County Fair is July 14-19

The annual Kenton County Fair is July 14-19.

KCAIT scholar wins greenscreen kit from KET

Congratulations to KCAIT Scholar Mimi Conti, who has won a greenscreen and lighting kit for her video in KET's School Video Project Challenge: Digital Citizenship.

KCAIT scholar is finalist in Kentucky Film Festival

Congratulations to KCAIT scholar Sam Durstock, who was a finalist at the Kentucky Reel Generation Film Festival.

End of year calendar information from KCSD

By Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey, Superintendent, Kenton County School District

It has been a long winter and I appreciate everyone’s patience while we waited for the General Assembly to decide how we would be permitted to handle the excessive missed school days.

Important information about make up days

At the March Kenton County School Board meeting, the Board of Education approved the following plan for snow make up days.

White Coat Ceremony at Northern Kentucky University

The Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology held its White Coat Ceremony on Monday, Feb. 10 at Northern Kentucky University.

Kenton County School District wins PEAK Award

The Kenton County School District is the recipient of the 2013 PEAK (Public Education Achieves in Kentucky) Award from the Kentucky School Boards Association.

KCSD hosts Kentucky Leads the Nation event

Kenton County Schools showcased the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology during a Kentucky Leads the Nation event on Nov. 12.

Student Blog - Opening a New World: A Student's Perspective on Next Generation Learning

Grayson Duncan, an 11th grader at the Biomedical Science Academy at the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology, has a guest blog featured on Education Week's website.

Register now for Community Education!

The Kenton County School District offers Community Education Classes. Click to learn more and to register!

KCAIT scholar's work featured at Cincinnati Comic Expo

A scholar at the Kenton County Acadamies of Information and Technology (KCAIT) had her work featured at the Cincinnati Comic Expo.

How Do I Enroll a Student? District logo

Click here for information on how to enroll a student in the Kenton County School District.

Free school supplies- Turfway Aug 3 8:00AM – 2:00PM
Gateway Community College Opportunities
May Presentation Schedule

 

 

 

 

Academies of Innovation and Technology (Video)
Academies featured at the School Board Meeting
Ignite is taking shape!

Progress continues at Ignite! READ MORE to see the updated construction progress happenng at Ignite.

                                      Ignite Building

ATTENTION! All Kenton County Students should apply for the Ignite Institution through our Website.

Since the Academy/Ignite Institute merger is not yet final, ALL KENTON COUNTY SCHOLARS should apply through our website.

Congratulations to Dr. Julie Whitis who is the new principal of KCAIT. Dr. Julie Whitis

Congratulations to Dr. Julie Whitis who is the new principal of Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology.

Support your school at KCSD night with the Florence Freedom!

Support your school by attending the Florence Freedom game on Friday, May 18. Tickets are just $10 (which includes all fees), and $4 from every ticket sold will come back to your school! In addition, the Team Kenton Foundation will receive a portion of the profits. 

Ignite Acceptance Letters

Thank you for applying to the Ignite Institute. Letters of Acceptance have been handed and mailed out. If you have not received a letter by January 5th, you will be placed on a wait list for enrollment into the ignite institute. 

 

 

Ignite Curriculum Guide Ignite

We are excited to present the curriculum guide for Ignite. Click on the link below to assess the Ignite Curriculum Guide.

Ignite Curriculum Guide

Congratulation to Brian Noll who is the new Dean of Student Affairs of KCAIT. Brian Noll, Dean of Student Affairs

Congratulation to Brian Noll who is the new Dean of Student Affairs of Kenton County Academy of Innovation and Technology. 

KCSD Board approves School Resource Officers in all schools

The Kenton County School District Board of Education has approved security coverage by police officers in all schools for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year.

 

Academies Scholars Share Their Experiences Biomedical Sciences

Thinking of joining the Academies?  Hear about how they've changed the lives of our current scholars.

KCAIT's Media Arts Scholars win Blue Chip Media Awards Blue Chip Community Media Awards

Congratulations to scholars from the Media Arts Academies at the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology for winning Blue Chip Community Media Awards.

A Message from the Director
A Message from the Director
TMU Dual Credit Book Lists
Military Preparatory Academy and Veteran's Day

Military Preparatory Academy and Veteran's Day

Congratulations to our NKYEC Award Winners

Congratulations to Melissa Insko from KCAIT and Tiffany Collier from White's Tower, who have been name 2018 Golden Apple Winners by the Northern Kentucky Education Council!

In addition, KCSD also had several student winners, including Collin Richardson (Against All Odds), Emma Wahlbrink (Academic All-Star) and Jacob Vallandingham (Career and Technical Education All-Star).

Spring Community Education Courses Community Education

Please consider participating in a Kenton County Community Education course this Spring!!  All courses are open to the public.

Congratulations to our Excellence in Education winners!

The Kenton County School District was well-represented at the annual Northern Kentucky Education Council Excellence in Education banquet.

Academy Summary
Weather Decisions in the Kenton County School District

It's the time of year when inclement weather could impact daily operations in the Kenton County School District. Please take a moment to review our inclement weather policy here: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content/786

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR EXCELLENCE IS EVERYWHERE WINNER, Mr. Adam Klaine. Klaine Excellence is Everywhere

Congratulations to Mr. Adam Klaine who was honored at the annual Kenton County School District Excellence is Everywhere banquet.

Drivers reminded to use caution with school back in session School bus safety

As students return to school, Kentucky drivers are being reminded of the laws that apply to keep students safe.

KCSD Inclement Weather Policy

With winter approaching, please take time to review the Kenton County School District's Inclement Weather Policy: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content/786

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuYTQMfxn7w&feature=em-share_video_user

KCAIT Scholars win LGEC Regionals Winning scholars

Congratulations to scholars from the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology's (KCAIT) for winning the Lieutenant Governors Entrepreneurship Challenge Regionals!

Inside Kenton County

Here is a list of Inside Kenton County editions for this school year. Watch for new episodes every Friday!

Updated Code of Expected Behavior and Conduct

At the August 6 board meeting, the Board of Education approved the Kenton County School District Code of Expected Behavior and Conduct for the 2018-2019 school year.

Inside Kenton County: May 25

Here is the latest edition of Inside Kenton County: 

https://youtu.be/9QxeRjqCdCk

*** SCHEDULE CHANGES ***

 

We are quickly approaching our summber break, and APRIL 1ST will be the last day a scholar can request to withdraw from an academy. No more schedule changes will be made until the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Ms.Knochelman at (859) 341-2266 or Amanda.Knochelman@kenton.kyschools.us 

The Kenton County School District is hiring!

The Kenton County School District is hiring for bus drivers.

KCSD to participate in Ignite Institute

Boone and Kenton County School Districts are proud to announce the establishment of an IGNITE INSTITUTE partnership to inspire STEAM learning and elevate educational opportunities for all students in the Northern Kentucky region.

Updated 18-19 Academy Bus Schedule

Updated 18-19 Academy Bus Schedule.

World Choir Games
World Choir Games schedule: