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Next missed day will be.... Raider Day!

The next school day that is missed due to snow or other will be Raider Day 1.  This will be our first “Non-Traditional Instructional” school day for the 2016-2017 school year. This means that students will be receiving assignments in advance that they are to complete at home on the missed school day….Raider Day.   Schools will be sending home and communicating information to assist your students on what will be expected and what work they need to complete if we have another missed day. 

Keep in mind that Raider Days do not have to be made up at the end of the school year if the students complete their work.  So it is very important that students work hard to complete their assignments to the best of their ability.  Don’t forget that there will be staff on hand that can be contacted to assist your child with the assignments. 

If you have questions or concerns at this time, please contact your child’s school office for more specific information.

Infinite Campus - State-Wide Update is complete

Infinite Campus, Kentucky's state-wide student information system migrated to a cloud-based platform over the Christmas Holiday.  The new links to IC are shown below. If you experience any problems with IC, report them immediately


PRODUCTION APPLICATION URL

 

 
 
PORTAL APPLICATION URL
 

There will be application re-directs in place for existing links to point users to the new application URL's. These re-directs will be in place for 90 days to help staff and parents remember to update their bookmarks.

TCPS to offer Non-Traditional Instructional Days Snow Day

Trimble County Schools have been approved to offer “Non-Traditional Instructional” (NTI) days for the 2016-2017 school year. This means that Trimble County Schools will be allowed to deliver content to students so that they can learn at home on bad weather or emergency days when conditions prevent schools from being in session.  The NTI days will limit the interruption of learning that occurs due to school closings, because students will have assignments (either online or paper packet) that provide review opportunities and application of prior learning. Additionally, NTI days do not have to be made up at the end of the school year, provided that the students do their assigned work on NTI days. Read more HERE!

Hmmm...What might a new school look like? building image

An architect donated his time last week to generate some plans and drawings of what a new Trimble Co. Middle and High School might look like.  Feel free to take a look at those plans and layouts here!  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3f4kimtf5isskbo/AABt-dwX0_cF2193c1JJW035a?dl=0

NOTE - These plans were donated to the district free of charge  -  These are not the actual plans of what the new building would look like - There hasn't been any discussion of that nature and there won't be unless the Nickel Tax is passed - This architect has not been contracted to do work for Trimble Co. Schools and is not guaranteed to be contracted if the nickel tax passes and urgent funds are granted.

 

Nickel Tax Informational Meetings...Come Get the Answers!

There will be three information meetings held at the Trimble County High School. The meetings will be held on the following days:

October 18 at 6:00 p.m.

October 24th at 6:00 p.m. (This was advertised in the Trimble Banner as being on October 25th, but has been change to October 24th). No meeting on the 25th.

November 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

The purpose of these meetings is to offer factual information concerning the nickel tax and to provide opportunities for anyone who would like to tour the building to do so. If you are someone who is wanting more information before election day please attend these meetings.

 

Community Baby Shower!

Hope you can join us for the upcoming, community baby shower.  To learn more, open the attached flyer.

Superintendent's Article 8-8-16

Dear Readers,

 It is likely that moving forward over the next couple of months I will spend a lot of time writing about the Nickel Tax that is now set for election. I feel that it is important to use every opportunity available to me to assure that true facts are being released to the community. In a previous article I stated that it is the responsibility of every voter to know the facts on both sides of every issue. I hope to help with that process as much as possible.

Let me start by clearing up some myths, misstated information, and complete false statements concerning the nickel tax. (click on title to continue reading)

TCMS seeks your input on new Principal
15-16 Superintendent's Evaluation
Check on your child's lunch account TODAY!!!

Parents, once again we want to remind you to please check on your child's lunch account to ensure that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of meals for the remainder of the school year.  You can contact your child's school or the food service director at 663-0043 to check the status of the account. Charge notices went home with students yesterday and are being sent home again today.  Beginning May 18th, any student that doesn't have funds in their account will be offered a complimentary meal.  Please feel free to contact 663-0043 if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Meeting Notice

There will be a special meeting of the Trimble County School District Finance Corporation on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in concert with the regular meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education (approximately 7:00 p.m.).  The meeting will be held at the Central Office of the District.  The purpose of the meeting is to consider adopting a resolution authorizing the issuance of refunding revenue bonds for school building purposes.  Agenda Items are as follows:

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Consider and Confirm Directors and Officers of the Corporation
  3. Consider Resolution for refunding revenue bonds
  4. Adjourn

Food Service Announcement

Dear Parents, It is hard to believe that there are only 14 days remaining in this school year. As we near the close of this year, please ensure that your child's lunch account has sufficient funds to cover the cost of meals for the rest of the year. Beginning May 18, 2016, charging meals is not permitted. If you would like to verify that your child's account is in good standing before May 18th, please contact your child's school or the food service director at 663-0043. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

TCHS Summer Tech Fun!

TCHS is seeking 12 tech savvy students (current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors)  to create training materials for Google Classroom and Google Apps for Education (GAFE).   You’ll get to use a Lenovo N21 Chromebook for the summer and during the 2016-2017 school year in exchange for helping with this eight week summer STLP program. Find out more - Home/Quick Links/Technology

 

BES STLP Recognition 2016 BES STLP

BES has been VERY active in the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) under the guidance of Bonesta Cifranik.  Bonesta's STLP kids participated in the State STLP competition and won 2nd Place in the Georgetown Robotics contest.  Congratulations to STLP and leader Bonesta Cifranik!  BES STLP has once again retained GOLD status with their level of commitment to the STLP program.

BES Leads District Attendance for February!!!

Congratulations to Bedford Elementary School for leading the district with the highest attendance percentage for the month of February.  Way to go BES Bears!!!

High Attendance Day... DON'T MISS IT!

Tuesday, September 20th, has been designated state-wide as “High Attendance Day” for Kentucky schools. This event highlights the importance of regular school attendance and its link to student performance. By attending class regularly, a student is more likely to keep up with the daily lessons and assignments and achieve academic performance benchmarks on time. Research reflects that a child's attendance record is one of the strongest single predictors of academic success.

All schools in Trimble County have already been striving to improve the daily attendance, but wouldn't it be phenomenal if not a single student missed school on Tuesday, September 20th?  What a great recognition that would be for Trimble Co. Schools!  In addition, awards will be distributed statewide based on each individual school’s attendance percentage, regardless of the district’s overall percentage. The school in each category (elementary, middle and high) with the highest percentage attendance for that day will be awarded $500!

We are aiming for 100% on Tuesday and we hope that you'll do your best to help in acheiving this goal!

 

LPC Meeting Announcement

The Trimble County Local Planning Committee (LPC) will hold its first meeting on March 22, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. followed by a Public Forum at 6:30 P.M.

The LPC will hold its second meeting on March 29th, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. followed again by a Public Forum at 6:30 P.M.

The meetings will be held in Trimble County High School Library.

Feedback welcomed as MES searches for a new principal.

 

Milton Elementary is in the process of hiring a new principal.  We, the SBDM, would like to have input from all stakeholders, in this process.  Please complete the Survey Monkey to provide input for the selection process.  Thank you for your help!

For survey link click - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GWSBZ2D

Trimble Co. Schools welcome Kathy House!

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself.  My name is Kathy House and I am thrilled to begin serving as Chief Academic Officer for Trimble County Schools. This is my 22nd year in education.  I have been married for 27 years and have three children.   I come from a family of educators going back three generations.  I received my undergraduate degree at Indiana University, my Master's at Indiana State, and my EdS. at University of Louisville.  I feel very fortunate to have a career that I am passionate about, and thoroughly enjoy coming to work every day.

 

 

 

NICKEL TAX INFORMATION ....We now have a website to help inform the public with factual information as it pertains to school facilities and the nickel tax vote. 

Early Dismissal Wednesday!

Dear Parents: 

This past Saturday night our Trimble County High School Lady Raiders won the 8th Region Title for the 1st time in 35 years!!! The Lady Raiders defeated Simon Kenton High School by a score of 62-54 and have earned the right to compete in the Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament. Our girls will play Campbell Co. High School Wednesday, March 9th, at 6:30 pm at Northern Kentucky University.

Due to the timing of the game and the travel time involved, Trimble Co. Schools will dismiss school at 2:00pm on Wednesday, March 9th.  An early dismissal will enable our pep buses and band buses ample time to safely travel to NKU.  It also provides more time for our students, and employees to travel and arrive in sufficient time to support our girls in State Tournament Play.

Each year, our calendar committee builds in extra instructional time to allot for delays and early dismissals so this one hour early dismissal will not have to be made up.

This is a great accomplishment for our school district and we hope you can join in as we show our support for our Lady Raider Basketball Team!

Local Planning Committee Information Updates

If you would like to stay informed in regards to the Local Planning Committee Meetings and Information, please see the links on the left side of your screen.  When you click on the "Local Planning Committee" link, you will be able to access all of the documents that have been presented in the meetings.

16-17 Preschool Registration Information
Trimble County STOP Tipline - Annonymously report bullying!!!
Get your tickets NOW... Lady Raiders are Going To STATE!!!

This past Saturday night our Trimble County Lady Raiders won the 8th Region Title for the 1st time in 35 years.  At the beginning of the season these young ladies set a goal and made a vow to "honor the legacy" of the 1976 and 1981 teams which also were Regional Champs.    That goal became a reality Saturday night when our ladies defeated Simon Kenton High School, by a score of 62-54.  (click title to continue reading)

 

 

Superintendent's Article 9-1-16

Dear Readers,
        In the past week I have continued to hear of questions regarding the Nickel tax and urgent needs funding. It is my goal to answer those    questions in this week’s article. The questions asked are:

  •  What if the nickel tax does not pass? What are the consequences?
  •  What if the tax passes but the legislature does not give Trimble any urgent needs funds?
  •  What is the cost to the citizens of Trimble County should the nickel tax pass?
  •  Why should renters care?    (Open Letter Here)
Incoming 6th Graders....Schedule those appointments now!

Now is the time to plan for middle school!

This is what you need to know!

Lady Raiders District Championship

Congrats to our Lady Raiders for their second consecutive District Championship!

Attention Head Start Families!

Attention Head Start Families!  OVEC is now taking applications for student enrollment on the OVEC website.  Please click on the link below to apply online.  The 2016-2017 OVEC Head Start application is for families living in Bullitt, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties who have a child between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old.

https://www.childplus.net/apply/en-us/F7FE4957D272691732207C97370F3070/BCBDB8672E51D81C67A61B802AA477D7

Superintendent's Article 8-25-16

Dear Readers,
Last week there was an article entitled Rand: ‘Urgent Needs’ $$$ ‘not guaranteed’ appearing in the Trimble Banner. I believe this was a well written article and allowed the community to hear about Urgent Needs Funding from a member of the State Legislature, which is a very important perspective. It is my hope that as readers saw this article they actually read the whole article, for it reinforces those very points that have been expressed by

Superintendent's Article 8-18-16

Dear Readers,
In last week’s edition of the Trimble Banner there was an article regarding the 10 cent tax that was passed back in 1979. I have some additional information on that to share this week and then I hope that discussion can be put rest. The old special voted building fund tax (14.3) is in the 1990 tax rate. That matches information about the tax raised to build the middle school in 1980(the 10 cents tax of 1979).

The 10 Cent Tax of 1979...

The current system that we are under for facilities funding began in 1990 with the Kentucky Educational Reform Act (KERA). Prior to 1990 school districts could not issue bonds, that had to be done through the city or the county. It was not until 1986-1987 that school districts could issue bonds. Back then Finance Corporations did not exist.

Superintendent's Article 8-11-16

Dear Readers,

In last week’s article I addressed some misinformation and myths that had come to my attention regarding the nickel tax. This week I will do a little more of that as well as share some evidence as to why Trimble County High School is so high on the list for urgent need. I continue to ask for those who oppose or question the nickel tax to come in and meet with me, ask questions and be informed. As of yet no one has taken up that offer. Instead there is still a steady stream of misinformation going around. I know that recently the following statements or questions have arisen:

  • TCHS is not in that bad of shape. It is still good enough for our students.---Denying that a problem exists will not make it go away.... (Click the title to read more)
Public Schools and Economic Development

Be sure to read this week's article in the Trimble Banner.  Mr. Miracle references this research if you would like to read more about it.  Public Schools and Economic Development

The Nickel Tax - Frequently Asked Questions

The Nickel Tax

Frequently Asked Questions

(Straightforward Answers to Common Questions)

Q. What is the nickel tax and why do we need it?

A. The nickel tax is the one commitment required of Trimble County citizens to obtain state assistance for the construction of a new High School.

• The state ranks all schools from first to last based on the need for replacement and/or repair and Trimble County High School is the top of that list as a high school facility.  (click the title to continue with the FAQ)