District News

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.

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

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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
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

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

Wednesday, 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.

 

 

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.

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...