District News

Trimble Co. Selected as one of KDE's Pilot Districts!

Special Announcement:

As a result of input provided by the Educational Innovations Work Group during the development of Kentucky's new accountability system and as indicated in Senate Bill 1 (2017), the state is adopting an expanded view of instruction, assessment and accountability. That view has resulted in the launch of the Competency Education and Assessment (CEA) pilot program in winter of 2018. The pilot supports an approach to student learning and assessment that is based on several guiding principles. These principles, identified by the work group, support Kentucky's belief that

Feedback Wanted on the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan

Please review the draft Comprehensive District Improvement Plan and Strategy MAP for public view and feedback.

The purpose of a CDIP is to:

  • Improve student achievement on state and federal mandated testing/accountability instruments
  • Eliminate achievement gaps among groups of students, and
2019-2020 School Calendar calendar clip art

The 2019-2020 calendar was approved by the Trimble Co. Board of Education at last night's meeting.  You can print your copy here!

19-20 Calendar

Nutrition and Physical Activity Report

There will be a public forum to discuss any findings and recommendations for improvement for school nutrition and physical activity in the Trimble County School District. It is scheduled for Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 5:00 pm at the Trimble Co. Board of Education, prior to the Board Meeting.  This is open to the public. You can find the most recent assessment and recommendations on the Nutrition Service Tab under quicklinks on the district website.

Notice of Board Vacancy



The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applications to be considered for appointment to the Trimble County Board of Education.  You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Trimble County Board of Education representing

  • Educational Division #4  (Trimble County School System)

This vacancy was created by the resignation of current board member.

Under the provisions of KRS 160.190(2), this appointment is effective until

Raider Days snow

Dear Trimble County School Families:

Trimble County Schools have been approved once again, to offer “Non-Traditional Instructional” (NTI) days, also known as RAIDER DAYS for the 2018-2019 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 RAIDER days.

Will an NTI day be used every time that school is cancelled for snow?

Vote now for the 2019-2020 School Calendar calendar

The calendar committee met Wednesday, November 28th and developed two proposed calendars for the 2019-2020 school year.   One calendar is Option 1 and one calendar is Option 2.  Please review the attached calendars then follow this link  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T9TJNGT  and vote in favor of your preference.  Voting is completely anonymous.

KASA - KY Superinendent of the Year Award

KASA - KY Superinendent of the Year Award

Four Kentucky school superintendents are in the running for the 2019 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year Award. The finalists include Ms. Sherry Horsley (Greenup County), Mr. Steve Miracle (Trimble County), Ms. Patricia Sheffer (Union County), and Dr. Emmanuel Caulk

Dr. Lewis visits Trimble Co. Schools Commissioner

On October 15th, Trimble County Schools received a visit from the commissioner of education, Dr. Wayne Lewis Jr. following an invitation from Superintendent, Steve Miracle.  Dr. Lewis was pleased with the district’s increased focus on learning at the individual student level and supported that the district is moving in the right direction with personalized learning.

Accountability Scores Released

Dear Trimble County Parents and Community Members:

Recently, the Kentucky Department of Education released accountability scores for each public K-12 school in Kentucky.  We wanted to take the opportunity to share some details and a snapshot of our achievement from the 2017-2018 school year. 

With the release of these scores, Kentucky is unveiling its redesigned accountability system.  The goal is to ensure that students are well-rounded, transition ready, prepared with the knowledge, skills, and essential dispositions to successfully...

Notice of Vacant Board Seat



The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applications to be considered for appointment to the Trimble County Board of Education.  You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Trimble County Board of Education representing

  • Educational Division #4  (Trimble County School System)

This vacancy was created by the resignation of current board member.

Under the provisions of KRS 160.190(2), this appointment is effective until

  • The November 2020 regular election.

This is a public service position and the person appointed will not be employed by the Trimble County Public Schools.

Summer Camp! camp

The Trimble Co. Family Resource Center is offering Summer Camp to ALL BES and MES students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade.  Learn more about the opportunity HERE!

iLEAD Prepares Students for the Regional Job-Market


Johnny Rivera discusses an algebra problem with classmates at iLEAD Academy, a career-focused high school in rural Kentucky.

Johnny Rivera discusses an algebra problem with classmates at iLEAD Academy, a career-focused high school in rural Kentucky. —Pat McDonogh for Education Week
Headstart, Preschool Screening and Registration

April 13 and April 27





National School Walkout gym

Several TCHS and TCMS students participated in the National School Walkout on Wednesday.  Rather than leave the building, students chose a safer alternative and gathered in the gym.  Led by seniors, Mary Williamson and Ella Aponte, the group remembered the victims of school shootings and were encouraged to have a voice in school safety and mental health policies.  A few students held signs expressing their beliefs on gun control, but all were encouraged by their senior leaders to be more inclusive of other students.  In her concluding remarks, Williamson challenged all those present to reach out to 17 people outside their normal circle of friends stating that getting to know, looking out for and being kind to one another was something everyone could do to positively affect school safety. 

Community Day at the Park

Trimble County 2nd Annual


Saturday, April 14th, 2018


2018-2019 School Calendar cal

Print next year's school calendar HERE!

State Budget Cuts Hurt our Classrooms & Kids
Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT)
Vote Now for the 2018-2019 School Calendar!!! calendar 18

The calendar committee met Tuesday, February 6th and developed two proposed calendars for the 2018-2019 school year.   One calendar is Option 1 and one calendar is Option 2.  Please review the calendars then follow this link   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NMJYLVG  and vote in favor of your preference.  Voting is completely anonymous.  Please vote by midnight on February 14th….the survey will be closed after that time.

Superintendent's Corner 1-11-18 feedback

Dear Readers,

The last article I submitted, in the 12/14/17 edition of the Trimble Banner, I discussed two important concerns facing our district and community. Those concerns were the continuing impact of declining population and the declining condition of TCHS as a facility. I know that this caused some scurrying around among some of those who have been opposed to the nickel tax,

Superintendent's Corner 12-14-17

Dear Readers,

            This week I would like to discuss two items that we discussed at last night’s board meeting. Those items are the student enrollment report and the updated Kentucky Facilities Inventory and Classification System (KFICS) Phase 1 Report. These items are interconnected and it is vital for the community to understand the implications of this information.

            As has been the case for many consecutive years, the student enrollment numbers are once again projected to decline for the 2018-2019 school year. This will have negative...

Raider Roundtable

Raider Roundtable

16-17 District Report Card
State Assessment Release Information

Yesterday was the official release of test scores. You may or may not have seen much information about this, and there is a reason for that. The state of Kentucky accountability system is undergoing a significant redesign. The proposed system will not be approved until March of 2018 and will not go into effect until the 2018-2019 school year. As a result of this change, school districts are unable to compare scores or rank overall performance like in past years. In the meantime, students are still being assessed in the same areas as previous years, but the focus is on individual student performance versus an accountability index or label. We as a district are analyzing individual student scores to determine student growth and how our GAP groups performed. We will use this information in conjunction with the data from our new benchmark assessment MAP, which students will take 3 times a year to monitor growth on state standards. We will be presenting information at our board meeting on October 18th.

Financial Management and Tax information was presented to the board Thursday night, September 7, 2017.  Please feel free to view those presentations here.

Tax Levy Comparison

Financial Management Powerpoint

Community Baby Shower on September 26th

Baby Shower

Eclipse Update for Middle & High School Students Only

Solar Eclipse Viewing Update 8/16/2017 for Trimble Co. Middle & High School Students (only)

Our Solar Eclipse Viewing excitement quickly came to an abrupt halt yesterday afternoon for our secondary students when we received an emailed notification from our "Eclipse Sunglass" Vendor that stated they could not guarantee the authenticity of the sunglasses that we had purchased for our middle and high school students (Eclipse glasses for elementary students were donated from the local library).

Not only is this disappointing news but we quickly discovered as close as we are to the eclipse, there are not enough glasses available to buy in bulk for our students. However, we didn’t want to prevent any secondary students that have eclipse glasses from participating in the event. Therefore, if you want your middle or high school child to be able to participate in the outdoor viewing of the eclipse on August 21st, you will need to send in a permission form and a pair of eclipse glasses for your child to use during the eclipse. ONLY students that return a permission form and bring a pair of eclipse glasses will be permitted to go outside to view the eclipse. As stated in previous correspondence, for those that do not go outside for the viewing, alternative educational eclipse activities will be held inside during this time period and the eclipse will also be able to be viewed safely on media outlets within the school.

This change affects middle and high school students only. Elementary students will continue on as previously stated.

Permission Required to view Solar Eclipse eclipse


On August 21, 2017, for the first time since 1918, a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United States. Our District will not be in the direct path of totality for the solar eclipse but will still get to experience this historic event. The Schools have been busy planning to make this event a unique learning experience for our students.

On August 21, 2017, all District students (with your permission) will be allowed to go outside and participate in activities and view the period of near totality (“Solar Eclipse Viewing”). As always, student safety is our top concern.

Students in Grades 7-12 are getting Chromebooks chromebook

To prepare middle and high school students for learning in the technology age for both college and their future, TCPS students in grades 7-12 are receiving Chromebooks for the 2017-2018 school year.

Chromebooks are simply laptops that connect wirelessly to the Internet and use mainly web based applications including Google Classroom.

Chromebooks will help increase 21st Century Learning Skills, enhance

Trimble County Preschool Registration Preschool

Open enrollment dates are scheduled for July 10-14 and July 17-21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 am to 11:30 am on Friday at the Board of Education. To enroll your child...

Back to School Fair 2017 Supplies
New Principal at BES

Bedford  Elementary SBDM would like to announce the selection of Mrs. Shannon Stark as the new principal.  She will take the helm effective July 1st, although she has already begun planning.  We are very excited for the future of the Bedford learning community.  Below is a letter of introduction from Mrs. Stark.  Please join me in welcoming her to her new role.

2017-2018 Tentative Budget

The 17-18 tentative budget information was shared out at the May 24th Board Meeting.

1. Informational Powerpoint 

2. Tentative Budget Report

Preschool and Headstart Spring Screening Eligibility Day

Preschool and Headstart Spring Screening Eligibility Day is scheduled for April 28, 2017.  Click HERE to get more information!

2017-2018 Revised School Calendar calendar
Print your Updated 2017-2018 Calendar HERE!
7 Ways Schools WILL CHANGE by 2020 Virtual Learning

Want to find out how..... click here to read more!

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




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 once again, to offer “Non-Traditional Instructional” (NTI) days, also known as RAIDER DAYS for the 2017-2018 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...

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)

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!!!

School Community Survey

Once again, the Trimble County Public School District is looking for your feedback.  Please take a few moments to complete the following survey.  We value your responses and look forward to hearing from you as we strive to make the Trimble Co. School District the best in the state!!!  It's About Every Student, Every Day...No Excuses!

School Community Survey link: 






MES has moved to the TOP!

Milton Elementary School Students decided it was time to step up their game....and that they did!  Milton Elem. School claimed the district's top attendance award for the month of October.  Bedford Elementary School had led the district for the first two months of school.  The students of MES were recognized and awarded the attendance trophy and banner to display for the month of November.  Congratulations to the staff, students and parents of Milton Elem. School.... It's About Every Student, Every Day...No Excuses!

We Want to Hear From YOU!

Our school and district personnel are in the process of reviewing the mission statement and the vision statement for Trimble Co. Public Schools and we would appreciate your feedback.  Please take a moment to complete the survey by clicking on the link below.   We want to hear from YOU!       https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WFT7HR2     


BES Leads District Attendance Again!!!

For the second straight month, Bedford Elementary School has led the district by maintaining the highest average daily attendance percentage!  Their acheivement was once again rewarded and recognized the Thursday before Fall Break.   Congratulations to the staff, students and parents of Bedford Elem. School.... It's About Every Student, Every Day!

Bedford Elementary leads the district in Average Daily Attendance!

Attending school daily helps students score big! This message is at the core of an exciting new “friendly” competition aimed at increasing awareness for the importance of daily student attendance in Trimble County Schools. This is a district wide effort designed to improve student achievement by emphasizing the need for students to be in class every day. 


This morning at the Bedford Elem. School Leadership Assembly... (click on the heading to read more)

Steve Miracle named Superintendent of Trimble Co. Schools

The Trimble County Board Of Education met Thursday, July 30, 2015 to name Steve Miracle as the new Superintendent of Trimble County Schools.  Mr. Miracle was the former principal of Hebron Middle School in Bullitt County where he had served since 2010.  Prior to that, he had served as the Assistant Principal of Shelby West Middle School.  Mr. Miracle earned his Superintendent Certification from University of the Cumberlands in 2013. 

Mr. Miracle is excited about the opportunity to not only lead, but to serve the Trimble Co. School District.  He recognizes a great potential in the district and community and wants to see the school district as the best in the state.  Mr. Miracle is committed to making decisions based on what is in the best interest of students, which aligns perfectly with the Trimble Co. School's Mission of Every Student, Every Day!

Mr. Miracle's contract can be viewed here. (Contract)

Superintendent Screening Committee Representatives

The following members were voted upon and selected to serve on the Superintendent Screening Committee for the Trimble Co. School District.   Their first meeting will be June 22nd at 6:00pm at the Trimble Co. Board of Education. 

Superintendent Screening Committee:

Teacher Representatives – Terralyn Marsh and Jennifer Logan

Classified Representative – David Eddy

Principal Representative – Debbie Beeles

Parent Representative – Toni Huff

School WILL Be In Session on March 13th, 2015

The Trimble Co. School District was originally scheduled to be closed on March 13th but due to the recent "Snow Days," school WILL BE in session on that day.  An updated calendar with end of year school information will be posted after the board meets on March 18th.  Stay Tuned!!!

Board Meeting Cancelled to Support our Lady Raiders!

The March 2nd regularly scheduled board meeting has been cancelled.  The TCHS Lady Raiders won the 29th District Tournament Friday night and will be playing in the Regional Tournament at Carroll Co. High School on Monday night, March 2nd at 6:00pm.  The Trimble Co. Board of Education wants for everyone to be able to attend the game in support of our team.  The next meeting will be a special meeting on March 18th at Bedford Elementary School at 6:00pm.  The Drama and BES students will be recognized at this meeting.  GO LADY RAIDERS!!!

Board Meeting Cancelled to Support our Lady Raiders!

The March 2nd regularly scheduled board meeting has been cancelled.  The TCHS Lady Raiders won the 29th District Tournament Friday night and will be playing in the Regional Tournament at Carroll Co. High School on Monday night, March 2nd at 6:00pm.  The Trimble Co. Board of Education wants for everyone to be able to attend the game in support of our team.  The next meeting will be a special meeting on March 18th at Bedford Elementary School at 6:00pm.  The Drama and BES students will be recognized at this meeting.  GO LADY RAIDERS!!!

Parents of 10 & 11th Grade Students..... Please Attend if You Can!

If you are a parent of a 10th or 11th Grade Student, it may be worth your time to attend the upcoming meeting, this Thursday night, the 29th in the TCHS Library from 6-8pm. Next school year, TCHS will be offering early college and dual credit courses and you can learn all about it Thursday evening!!! Please plan on attending the meeting to learn more!!!    (Questions You May Have - Click Here)


New Board Members are Sworn In

Trimble Co. Board Of Education Members, Jodi Ginn and Kerrie Callis were sworn in at the regular board meeting last Wednesday night by Judge Executive Jerry Powell.

Milton Elem. Welcomes Trimble School Board

Milton Elementary School kicked off the board meeting last Wednesday night by sharing with the board members all that they have learned about "The Seven Habits of Highly, Effective People."  The students performed skits, sang songs, showed clips from MES News and then took the board members on a tour of their building. 


Breakfast with Santa...

We hope that you can join us on December 6th, 2014 at Bedford Elementary School from 8:30am to 12:00pm for Breakfast With Santa.  Breakfast, Crafts, Pictures with Santa....you won't want to miss it!

Teaching our Children to be THANKFUL

“A tough talk in tough times” splashed across the front page of our city’s morning paper not long ago.  But it was the huge accompanying photo that delivered the real emotional punch. Kneeling in the aisle of a toy store,

Trimble Co. Schools Pays Tribute to our Veterans

Students and staff at Bedford Elementary, Milton Elementary, Trimble Co. Middle and Trimble Co. High School all took time this past week to pay tribute to those who have served.  Veterans from World War II, to active members of the military, were honored with songs by the band, poems, personal letters of "thanks" written by the students, written essays about Veterans Day and songs by the choir.  Each veteran was individually recognized and personally thanked for the service they had provided.  The Trimble Co. School District would like to thank our Veterans for their service to our country.


Every Day Counts!

High Attendance Day is Thursday, September 18 and the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel will be rewarding those districts with the highest percentage of students at school that day...

Germs Beware...

Routine handwashing is one of the best practices to follow to stop the impact of spreading illness and germs to others...

Super Leaders at Milton Elementary School!!!
Trimble County High School Staff Welcomed back their students in style...

Welcome New and Old....

Trimble Co. Schools will begin classes tomorrow and we are excited about welcoming our "new" students and our "old" students as we strive to make 2014-15 the best school year yet!   Set goals now so that each of you can be successful...


2014 TCHS Lip Dub... Watch it Here!
TCHS Drama Club to present FOOLS

The TCHS Drama Club will be presenting the play FOOLS on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd...Read on for more details.

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. 

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.




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.

Clarification on Prospective District Changes

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your mind off the goal.”         ----Hannah More

Today I want to take some time to give you a little more information on where we are as a district, a little information on some of the discussion going on about changes, and a good understanding of why those changes may be necessary. I have written a lot about change in the past few weeks because I want everyone to have the right frame of mind as we move forward as a district. We currently are a district with the following barriers:

  • No outside source of revenue (Our largest source of revenue is based upon student enrollment.)
  • Rapidly declining student enrollment (Based upon the above bullet, this causes us to have a rapidly declining source of revenue.)

I have stated in an earlier message that thoughts of restructuring our schools did not begin as a change for the sake of change or because you have a new superintendent. It came out of the meeting in which I was presented with future enrollment projections. I would like to share some of that information with you today......     (Click on the title to read the entire article)

Rock On MES!!!

Can you say ATTENDANCE WINNERS AGAIN!!!!!  That's right, Milton Elementary School led the District's Attendance for the month of November with an astounding 95.97%.  Bedford Elementary followed closely behind with 95.21%.  Rock on MES and keep up the great work! 

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

Thursday, 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.




Advanced-Ed Parent Survey

Hi Parents,

At Trimble County Public Schools, we believe that students do best when our teachers work closely with our students, their families and the community. In keeping with that partnership and in an effort to improve our schools, we would like for you to complete a survey. We value your input, so please answer each item honestly and thoughtfully.

Once you have completed the survey (about 15 minutes) and submit your responses, your information will be combined with other participants and your answers will remain anonymous at all times. If you have children in more than one school, you may complete a survey for each of those schools.

In order to complete the survey, please click here, or copy & paste the following url http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/4155411 into your internet browser.

What a GREAT Start!

What a GREAT start it has been for the 2015-16 school year.  It is exciting to see students returning from summer break, refreshed and eager to learn! There have been a few bumps here and there but overall, the transition into the new year has been very smooth and we couldn't be more pleased! Parents, if you could please assist us in getting all of the school forms turned back into your child's school as soon as possible, we would greatly appreciate it.  We are excited about the 15-16 school year and what it has to offer...Let's make it the best one yet!

Trimble Co. Board of Ed. to Name New Superintendent

The Trimble County Board of Education will hold a special meeting for the purpose of approving a superintendent's contract.  The open meeting will be held at Bedford Elementary School on Thursday, July 30th at 6:30pm.

How can I help my child during state testing?

All parents want to see their student(s) perform well in school. Parents play an important part in helping their children give their best performance on a test. The ideas presented below may serve as a guideline for parents when helping their student(s) prepare for testing.  During the week leading up to the TEST begin...

VOTE HERE for our TCHS Media Students

Each year the TCHS Media Students submit 28-second Public Service Announcements to help prevent underage drinking.  If you get a chance between now and Friday, please visit the following website and vote for the videos submitted from our students.  They are... #5, #15, #22, #24, and #75. It will allow you to vote for all of our submissions.  Go to  http://reelactionky.com/  and at the top choose “Watch/Vote/Share.”  You can then scroll down to see the 2015 videos.

This is a judged competition, but there is also a “People’s Choice Award."  Your votes in support of our students are greatly appreciated!

Pigs In the Pantry... Go HOG WILD for READING!

Families, please join us on Thursday, November 6th at 6:00pm for Pigs In the Pantry family Literacy and Math night at Milton Elementary School.  Enjoy a free chili supper while you're there.  (See Flyer)

Parking Plans for TCHS Graduation

Trimble County High School Phase II Athletic Project, a track and football field, is underway and the expected completion date is August 1, 2014.  Parking on Graduation Day will be limited because of the construction project.  Therefore, in order to make accommodations for all of our guests, once the TCHS parking areas are full, there will be volunteers to direct you to park at Bedford Elementary School.  For your convenience, a shuttle bus will be available to transport you to and from the graduation ceremony.  Please assist us in this process by carpooling when possible.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work to upgrade our TCHS facilities.  


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No School for TC Students on Friday, 1/31/14

As you may already be aware, the Trimble Co. High School Lady Raider Basketball team competed last night in the Kentucky Class A State Tournament and WON in double overtime!  It was such an exciting and proud moment for the Trimble Co. Community and we are very proud of our team!  Their next game is scheduled to be played tomorrow, January 31, 2014 at 11:30am.  Due to the timing of the game and the travel time involved, Trimble Co. Schools will be closed tomorrow so that our community, students, parents and employees are able to travel to Frankfort to support our girls in State Tournament Play.  Notes will be coming home with students today!  Go Lady Raiders!!!

Snow Days and Make-Up Days FAQ
“The balance between providing a safe and healthy school environment and ensuring that children receive the instructional time they deserve is sometimes difficult to maintain. But, with thoughtful calendar planning, the struggle to meet the mandates of state law related to time in school can be eased.” - Kentucky Commissioner Terry Holliday, Ph.D.
Bright Spots - Learning in Kentucky prichard


In a social studies classroom, a group of teenagers gather for a rare experience in schools — going over material that has already been tested. Having earned scores or teacher referrals indicating a major gap on an important topic, in this case how the United States abolished slavery, teacher Kristy Center is leading a workshop created to clarify fundamental concepts.

Within minutes, one student explains...   http://prichardcommittee.org/bright-spots-trimble-county/

Trimble County STOP Tipline - Annonymously report bullying!!!
16-17 Preschool Registration Information
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.

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!

Three Times Charm!!!

For three months in a row, Milton Elementary School has led the district with the highest attendance percentage.  For the month of January, MES maintained an attendance rate of 95.18%.  Keep up the great work!!!

2016-2017 Draft Budget

Trimble Co. Public School's Draft Budget for the 2016-2017 school year can be viewed at the following link. (Draft Budget)

Congratulations iLead Academy Recipients!!!

Seven Trimble County students will join the first class at the iLead Academy, the regional career academy focusing on technology, math and advanced manufacturing that launches in the 2015-2016 school year in Carrollton, KY.  Congratulations to Jasmine Davis, Storm Mitchell, Dane Lacefield, Keegan May, Brody Fugate, Rebecca Corley, and Alyssa Hano!  Click Here to learn more about the iLead Academy.


Last Day of School and Graduation Have Been Set!

The Trimble Co. Board of Education met last night to amend the 2014-15 Calendar.  The last day for Trimble County Students will be May 28, 2015.  Trimble County High School Graduation will be on May 30, 2015 at 10:00am.  (14-15 Amended Calendar)

2015-2016 School Calendar

Download and print your copy of the Trimble Co. Schools 2015-2016 Calendar.

Proposed Ordinance Passed...

Four Trimble Co. Youth Coalition students went to the Trimble County Fiscal Court yesterday to propose an ordinance that would help to eliminate parties with substances that are harmful to our students and youth. The ordinance was passed! Chaylen Sedam, Zack Nelson, Kirsten Baird, and Bo Hawkes represented TCHS Trimble Youth Coalition and are to be congratulated for a job well done.

Trimble CARES Coalition and the Youth Services Center is so very proud of these students.

Print 2014-15 School Calendars Here...

Start marking your calendars now and preparing for the 2014-15 School Year.  Two different formats of the calendar are provided for your convenience so you can go ahead and print them and stick them on your fridge today..... School will be back in session before you know it!  2014-2015 Calendar    2014-2015 Calendar Schedule

Last Day for Students will be June 3rd

At the March board meeting, decisions were made in regards to the end of the school year as it pertains to the calendar.  The last day of school for students will be Tuesday, June 3rd and high school graduation was set for Saturday, June 7th at 10:00am.

Go Lady Raiders!!!

Best of Luck to the Trimble Co. High School Lady Raiders as they compete in the Class A State Tournament in Frankfort, KY this week!!!

Kentucky Center for School Safety Assessment kcss

Dear Parents,

The Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) has confirmed, at our request, to come and conduct a safe school assesment at the Trimble Co. JR/SR High School Facility. In October, a team of 6 trained educators for the KCSS, will spend a full day in the JR/SR building, observing entry and exit practices, interviewing students, visitors and staff, assessing the building and procedures, in order to provide feedback to us that will strengthen the safety measures in place for the school and the school district. Right now, we need your help preparing for their visit in October. Please go to this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TrimbleMSHSparents
and complete the survey. Thanks for your help!!!

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)
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)



Enrollment Projection Report

The 2015-2016 Enrollment Projection and Demographic Information Report can be accessed at the following link. (Projections Report)

Parent Nominations are being accepted for Superintendent Screening Committee

The Trimble Co. Board of Education is currently conducting a search for a new superintendent.  The regulation requires that the Board have a screening committee.  One of the members of that committee must be a parent.  If you are interested in serving on this committee or you would like to nominate...


Microsoft Office 365 ...FREE for all Trimble Co. Students!

Trimble Co. students now have access to download and install Office 2013 on up to 5 personally owned computers...




FRYSC Hosts Back to School Fair

On July 31st, 2015 the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers will be hosting a "Back To School Fair" at Bedford Elementary. There will be school supplies, clothing, shoes, health information... the list goes on and on!!!

Trimble County Head Start/Preschool Accepting Applications

Trimble County Head Start/Preschool serves 3 and 4 year old income and age eligible children who live in Trimble County.  A limited number of tuition-based slots for children who are four-years old by the public school cutoff date may be available for families who do not meet income guidelines.  Please call (502) 255-3620 to schedule an appointment to complete an enrollment application for your child.

Board Approves Updated Calendar After Snowdays

The School Board met Wednesday night to revise the 2013-14 Calendar and add additional make-up days to the school year.  February 14th and March 14th were initially planned as Professional Development Days, however school will NOW BE IN SESSION on those days.  You can view the revised calendar here. 2013-2014 Revised Calendar

Trimble Co. Schools receives accredidation from AdvancED! logo

It is official, signed, sealed and delivered...we are an accredited district through Advanc-Ed!

AdvancED Performance Accreditation and the Engagement Review...
Accreditation is pivotal to leveraging education quality and continuous improvement. Using a set of rigorous
research based standards, the accreditation process examines the whole institution—the program, the cultural
context and the community of stakeholders—to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of
learners. Through the AdvancED Accreditation Process,

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.


Lady Raiders District Championship

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

Come Drive a Bus for Trimble Co. Schools! bus specialist

Would you like to make a positive difference in the life of a child?  School bus drivers play a very important role in our children's lives.... transporting them safely to and from school 175 days a year, not to mention transporting them after school hours for extracurricular activities and sporting events.  The Trimble Co. Board of Education is accepting applications and we just increased our bus driver pay!!!  Not only that, but be sure to ask about our sign on bonus...Give us a call at 502-255-3201.

Incoming 6th Graders....Schedule those appointments now!

Now is the time to plan for middle school!

This is what you need to know!

Focused on Every Student, Every Day!

Last Wednesday, November 6th, The Trimble Co. School Board met with the SBDM Councils from all schools.  The purpose of the meeting was to analyze the latest assesment results and determine the school's most critical next steps for improvement.  This meeting provides critical feedback to the board in supporting the Trimble Co. School District's Vision that all students will graduate College and Career Ready.

Trimble Co. Sheriff's Deptartment helping to keep Trimble Co. students safe! sheriff

Law enforcement from the Trimble Co. Sheriff’s Office provided training for the Trimble County School District this summer in preparing and making sure they know what to do in the event of an active shooting or intruder situation.

Trimble Co. District Employees gathered at Bedford Elementary School and the Trimble Co. JR/SR High School to learn more about what actions they can take in an active shooting situation.  It wasn't just presentations and discussions, the Trimble Co. Sheriff's Office took teachers into the classrooms and showed them first hand steps and resources that they can use to help protect the students. The staffs in each school were provided baseline knowledge, best practice and protocol and also some confidence in their ability to apply that knowledge in an intruder situation.

The training also provided insight into protocol the district can follow to help reduce the access that an intruder would have into the building.  As a result, visitor and parent check-in procedures were revised and will be implemented this school year.  We don’t want to inconvenience anyone with our new check-in procedures, but we feel it's our obligation to do everything we can to maintain the safety of our students. 

The ‘Visitor Check-in Procedures’ can be found here.

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

It is That Time of Year! bus

The Trimble County School System may make the decision to close early, to delay, or to cancel school when winter weather makes driving conditions hazardous. We carefully evaluate each situation on a case-by-case basis. There is no set criteria for when school will be delayed or cancelled (a certain temperature, a certain amount of snow, etc.). Typically, we will check roads between 4:30 and 5:00a.m. and then reconvene around 5 a.m. to discuss road and weather conditions so that an informed decision can be made.  We will make...

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.

Trimble Co. Student accepted at Gatton Academy!

Trimble Co. High School sophomore Jenna Rowlett was recently named as a Western Kentucky University Gatton Academy scholarship recipient.

Jenna was one of 108 applicants all over Kentucky to be selected to attend the Gatton Academy, which offers a heavy math and science focused college curriculum. This scholarship will allow Jenna to have a full-ride scholarship, including housing at WKU’s Schneider Hall, to gain college credit during her junior and senior year of high school. By the time, Jenna graduates high school she will have earned at least 60 credit hours, giving scholarship recipients a unique opportunity to get a head start on college.  The Trimble Co. School District is extremely proud of Jenna and her accomplishment!

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)

PAS Testing Results

PAS Testing Round 2 results are in!  Trimble County has alot to celebrate!

Time to Celebrate!

The 2014-2015 test scores have been released and Trimble County Public Schools is pleased to announce strong results!

Superintendent's Article 11-9-15

Mr. Miracle’s article in the Trimble Banner.

Superintendent's Article 11-2-15

Mr. Miracle’s article in the Trimble Banner.