District News

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

 

Opportunity

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

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/04/25/job-market-data-informs-student-career-plans-at.html

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

 COMMUNITY DAY AT THE PARK!

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

11AM-2:00PM

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
2017-2018 Revised School Calendar calendar
Print your Updated 2017-2018 Calendar HERE!
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...

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.

 

 

 

Bright Spots - Learning in Kentucky prichard

MAKING SURE LEARNING STICKS

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/

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!!!

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,

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...

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.