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Open The Deal

Over 200 eighth graders attended the third annual "Open the Deal" program at Bourbon County High School.The "Open the Deal" event was designed as an opportunity for middle school students to obtain knowledge needed to be successful throughout their four years in high school. . The program began with Superintendent Amy Baker and High School Principal David Horseman addressing the Class. Former Bourbon County graduate,  Matt Koch was the keynote speaker with valuable information about how to obtain future goals. Following the speech, the students were involved in table talk discussions with different presenters, which were centered around information on college and career readiness, Dual Credit and Advanced Placement courses, the Area Technical Center, Expectations for high school, Career Pathways, and Extra-Curricular and Support Services. Groups of 8th graders were  guided on a tour of the high school by current high school students. Everyone had the opportunity to visit several college booths as well as booths for the various high school clubs and activities they could participate in during their high school years. 

Parents of students from the Class of 2021 attended another version of Open the Deal later that evening. Parents started the night by touring the high school. Later they broke out into groups and rotated through three informational sessions on topics that were shared with their children during the day. The goal of this event was to help create an easier transition for both students and parents from their midde school years to high school.

Kindergarten Early Enrollment

-Beginning with the upcoming school year, children entering kindergarten must be five (5) years old on or before August 1 (Up until now, the cutoff was October 1).

-Parents/Guardians may request an early enrollment option for those students not meeting the entry age requirement (Birthdays after August 1 through September 30).

-Please help communicate this to any friends or relatives who may have a child that will be of Kindergarten age for 2017-2018.

-Specific questions about kindergarten enrollment, and the district's early admission policy, should be directed to Melinda Malin, at the Preschool Center, 987-2183, or Jim Ishmael, DPP, 987-2180 x1135.

-Additional information can be found on the Kentucky Department of Education's website: KDE: Early Entrance Into Kindergarten

Band Choral Concert

The Christmas Program for all levels of band and chorus was held together for a pack house. The evening began with the sixth, seventh and eighth grade chorus in the middle school auditorium. The program consisted of "Be Joyful in the Lord", "Feliz Navidad", "So This is Christmas", "Lux Aeterna", "Christmas....in about Three Minutes" and "Mary, Did You Know?" The middle school choral program is under the direction of Sue Ellen Ballard. The high school chorus followed with "Ring Those Christmas Bells", "Everything I Do", "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen", "He Shall Reign Forever "and "Build Me Up Butter Cup". This group is under the direction of Eric Hale. At the end of the choral concert, everyone was asked to move into the middle school gym. The band program began with the sixth grade band playing "Jolly Old St. Nicholas", "Good King Wenceslas", "Jingle Bells" and "Deck the Holidays". The seventh and eighth grade band followed with "Olde English Carol", "Carol of the Kings" and "Christmas Angels". The high school band finished the evening with "Fanfare on Joy To The World", "Away In a Manger" and "Bring a Torch". Band directors are Michael Stone and Eric Hale.

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Instructional Rounds- Bourbon County High School

September 2016

What a wonderful day to observe learning at BCHS!  I can’t tell you enough how proud I am of our high school.  The faculty and staff members have created such a positive, warm, and safe learning environment for all students.  High expectations were seen many times throughout the instructional rounds process.  The student engagement was the greatest I have ever observed.  BCHS educators have done an excellent job with using cell phones in a positive way.  Cell phones were being used as learning tools during our observations.  I appreciate the high expectations and the many different instructional strategies that were being implemented.  I saw lots of student centered learning, high level discussions, and problem solving.  The student behavior at Bourbon County High School is excellent.  We need to invite others in to see what exemplary student behavior and classroom management looks like.  Students were very kind and respectful.  Our teachers and staff members have been great role models for our students.  I wish BCHS the best of luck this year!