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Senior Awards

Invitations have been distributed to all seniors who will be recognized at the Senior Awards presentation on May 29, 2018 at 6:00pm in the BCHS Auditorium. 

Sports Physicals

Bluegrass Family Clinic will be able to offer athletic physicals on Thursday, May 24 at 8:30. These will take place in the field house. The most up to date form needed will be located in the front office of both the middle and high schools for those wanting to get a physical to pick up. The first 3 pages MUST BE completed by a parent/guardian before the physician can perform physical. 


KHSAA Physical Form

Dress Code Reminder

Dresses, shorts, and rip/tears in jeans must be longer than fingertip length all the way around. Tank tops must have thick straps or a shirt underneath. Students in violation will either be provided clothing from our family resource office or may call a family member to bring them a change of clothes. 

Upcoming Dates

Important Dates to Remember: 

Monday May 21st:
No parking in the gravel lot beside the field house - until the end of the school year.

Tuesday May 22: 
On-Demand Writing (8:30am-11:15am)
Senior Exams for non-CCR students  (1st-3rd, 5th-6th) 

Wednesday May 23rd: 
On-Demand Writing Makeup Sessions. 

Friday May 25th:
Underclassmen Awards 1:30 -2:30 in the BCHS Gym. 

Sunday May 27th: 
Baccalaureate- 4:00pm (Bedford Acres Christian Church) 

Monday May 28th
No School. 

Tuesday May 29th:
Underclassmen Exams (1st, 3rd, 5th) 
Graduation Practice at BCHS.
Senior Walks at the Elementary Schools at 9:00am.
Senior Picture on the Football Field.
Senior Games from 11:30 am-1:00pm.
BCMS 8th grade Graduation at 1:00pm in the BCHS gym.
Senior Awards at 6:00pm in the BCHS gym. 

Wednesday May 30th, 2018:
Underclassmen Exams (2nd, 4th, and 6th)
Senior Breakfast in the BCHS Cafeteria.
Graduation Practice.
King's Island CCR Trip.

Friday June 1st:
Graduation at 7:00 pm. Students arrive by 5:30pm at the BCMS gym for pictures.
Project Grad 11:00 pm-6:00 am.




YMCA Survey

Link for student YMCA Survey

Parent SBDM Election

Nominations are due by May 2, 2018. Election will be held on May 4, 2018. The following link wil take you to the nomination form.

Nomination Form


Baccalaureate ceremony will be held on May 27th at 4:00 p.m. at Bedford Acres Christian Church and Graduation will be June 1st at 7:00 p.m. at BCHS. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.

Email Transition to Gmail

Our district is transitioning from Outlook to Gmail as our email server on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Email will be unavailable during this time and will be back up some time Friday though we are not sure the time exactly. All student accounts will be affected by this transition. It is recommended that students take time in the next day or so to make sure they save any files or documents they might have on their email such as papers, college applications, essays, etc. It is the goal to transition all of these documents with the email switch, but it is not guaranteed that all documents will make the transition safely, so to be safe, please make sure students save any files they know they do not want to lose. 

School not in Session on April 13th, 2018

Bourbon County Schools will not be in session on Friday, April 13, 2018 due to the high number of teacher and staff requests for sick leave.   We are unable to provide substitute coverage to provide a safe learning environment  for our students. This day will be added to end of the school year.  We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. 


Congratulations to the following FFA members: Nelson Paul has earned his Bluegrass Regional Star Farmer, Riley Alexander has earned his Bluegrass Regional Star in Placement, and Parker Allen has earned his Bluegrass Regional Star in Ag Business.  

Course Request Changes

Students can now turn in any signed course request change forms today through Friday, March 23rd at 4:00 pm. No exceptions will be made to this deadline. Just as a reminder... students with last names beginning A-K will turn their forms in to Ms. Hickerson. Students with last names beginning L-Z will turn their forms in to Ms. Berk. 


There has not been a decision made on a graduation date at this time. The final decision will be made at the April Board meeting. We will announce this information as soon as it is known. 

Schedule Info

All students will receive a packet of information regarding any changes they wish to make for their 2018-2019 course requests 3/16/18.  This is NOT their actual student schedule.  A sample of this packet can be found on the Guidance webpage.  If you have any questions about this packet, please see an administrator or a counselor.  Thank you!

April 20, 2018

On April 20, 2018 at BCHS, we will provide our students with an opportunity to have a voice concerning school safety and violence. We will have an assembly/guest speaker in the gym in the morning. Then throughout the day, students will have a variety of options to get involved in advocacy, learning, or memorializing the victims of school shootings.

Course Requests

On Friday, March 16th, all students will receive a packet of information regarding their 2018-2019 course requests.  This packet will include:

--a copy of their Infinite Campus generated course requests

--a student transcript

--a copy of graduation requirements

--a copy of grade-level elective course options

--a course request change form

--information on our career pathways at Bourbon County High School

--individual student information on pathways in-progress


If a student wants to change a course request for the 2018-2019 school year, they will be able to do so during the week of Monday, March 19—Friday, March 23rd at 4:00 p.m.   Students wishing to change a course request must fill out the course request change form and get the form signed by a parent/guardian.  These can be then submitted to their appropriate counselor (Ms. Hickerson: last names A-K; Ms. Berk: last names L-Z).  If the course request change causes an issue with a student’s graduation requirements or with their career pathway continuity/completion, the course request will not be changed.  If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask one of the administrators or counselors.  Thank you!

SBDM Meeting Canceled

The SBDM meeting scheduled for March 8, 2018 has been canceled due to the forum with Rep. Overly. A special called meeting will take place on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm in the BCHS library.

Purchase Tickets for Honk! The Musical Here
APEX Classes Deadline Extended

The last day for students to finish an APEX course during the regular 2017-2018 school year has been extended due to the additional days missed. The new deadline will be Friday, May 25, 2018.  There will be no exceptions to this deadline.  Please see an administrator or a counselor if you have any questions.

Infinite Campus Issues

Please be advised that the Gradebook display in Infinite Campus may not be accurate at this time.  We are currently working with Infinite Campus to help correct this issue.  This is a situation out of the individual teachers’ control and will be addressed as quickly as possible.  We greatly appreciate your patience!  Another all-call message will be sent when the Gradebook is back to normal. 

School Safety

Just a friendly reminder, once a student is on school grounds during school hours, they are not allowed to leave campus for any reason (i.e. McDonalds, Circle K, etc.). Your child's safety is our highest priority and we are striving every day to improve the safety of our school.

Gatton and Craft Academy Info Night

Craft and Gatton Academy Info Night on March 15th at 5:30 in the Library. Representatives from each Academy will be present to meet and speak with parents and students.  This is for students currently in grades 8, 9, and 10.

Title IX Student Survey
Title IX Student Survey
Advisory Student Safety Survey

Please follow the link and complete the survey. We need honest answers and everyone to participate!

School in Session on President's Day

Due to snow make-up days, school will be in session on February 19, 2018.  

Idea Festival Bluegrass: April 11th in Lexington

The Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium and the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council are partnering to host the April 11th, 2018 Idea Festival Bluegrass at Frederick Douglass.


Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, Bourbon County High School will charge student fees for all students. The fee will be $20 for the year and can be paid in one sum, or in installments if necessary. This money will be used to provide student planners, student incentives, and other student related things throughout the school year. Please contact the school if you have any questions regarding this new policy. 


Congratulations to the Academic Team!

On January 27th, the Bourbon County High School Academic Team competed against Paris High School, Nicholas High School and Fleming County. The top five students taking the written tests in Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Arts & Humanities will also compete in regions!

The following students took home these honors: 

Matthew Dampier- 1st in Math and 2nd in Science 

Max Morgan - 1st in Science 

Kitty Arnold- 1st in Language Arts

Maggie Clay- 2nd in Language Arts

Mick Seither - 5th in Social Studies 

Congratulations and good luck in Regions!! 


Teddy Bear Toss

On February 13th, FFA will be hosting a Teddy Bear Toss at the Bourbon County Girl's basketball home game. Anyone is welcome to the event and to bring a bear! After the game, the bears will be tossed onto the court and collected to be donated to Shriners Hospital for Children. Since all the bears being donated will be given to children in the medical center of the hospital, we ask that all stuffed bears be new, not used. 

FFA Week

FFA Week Events:

Saturday, February 17, 2018: Church Service @ 5:00 pm (FFA members must wear official dress)

Monday, February 19, 2018: Merica Monday 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018: Chili Cook/Corh Hole Tournament @ 6:00 pm (Pajama Day)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018: Teacher Breakfast-All teachers welcome (Twin Day)

Thursday, February 22, 2018: Degree Ceremonies at High School Auditorium @ 6:00 pm (FFA Spirit Day)

Dance Maroon Registration

If you are interested in Dance Maroon, you will have to turn in the Registration Form along with the $20 minimum donation to your group advisor/team captain or to Mrs. Patrick by January 29, 2018. 

Dance Maroon will take place on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 from 4-10pm in the Bourbon County High School Gymnasium. Come out and support a great cause! 


Tonights boys basketball game will feautre an "orange out" as we show our support for Marshall County High School. Please come out tonight and wear your orange!!!

AP and Dual Credit Night Rescheduled

Due to the snow days last week, the AP Info Night and Dual Credit Info Night have been rescheduled at Bourbon County High School. 


AP Info Night will be this Thursday, January 25th, starting at 5:30pm in the high school library. 


Dual Credit Info Night will be next Tuesday, January 30th, starting at 6:00pm also in the high school library. 

Senior Picture Retake Day


Senior picture retakes will take place on February 1, 2018. This is for seniors only. If you have not had your picture taken, please take care of this on this date. 

AP Night


AP parent night that was scheduled for 1/16/18 has been cancelled and the makeup date is TBD.

Scheduling Sessions

Upcoming parent nights!

General scheduling information for CURRENT 9th, 10th, and 11th grade:

January 11, 2018 at 6:00

BCHS Auditorium


AP Course Info Night:

January 16, 2018 at 5:30 

Begins in BCHS Library


Dual Credit Info Night:

January 18, 2018 at 5:30

BCHS Library


 8th Grade Scheduling Info Night:

January 23, 2018 at 6:00

BCHS Auditorium

Link to Submit Audition Form for Honk the Musical

Please click the link below to submit a form on Google for auditioning for Honk the Musical. The link will be active through December 13, 2017

Honk! The Musical Audition Form

Holiday Fun!

Attention Students! We want you to join in our holiday theme fun! Here are the remaining days before break. Feel free to join in the fun. Remember that you must adhere to dress code. Also, Santa hats may be worn every day from now until break!!

December 4—Santa hat day

December 5—Dress like a candy cane

December 6— Wear holiday socks/tights or a tie!

December 7— Red/Green day

December 8—Dress like favorite holiday movie character


December 11—Holiday Headwear (Santa hats, antlers, elf hat, etc.)

December 12— Holiday Twin Day (dress like another staff member in the building)

December 13—Miscellaneous holiday t-shirt

December 14— Winter Wonderland! (Wear blue and white colors, gloves, scarves, hats, etc.)

December 15—Dress like a holiday tree! (lights, ornaments, garland, etc.)


December 18—Christmas morning PJs

December 19—Ugly Holiday sweater

Upcoming Change in Morning Routine

Beginning January 3, 2018 we will have a change in how we manage students in the morning before school begins during breakfast time. Any student entering the building before 7:45am will report directly to the gymnasium. We will now have both sides of the upper deck open in the gymnasium. Students wishing to eat the “Grab and Go” breakfast or students who bring their own breakfast will eat in the gym and remain there until the bell rings to dismiss to 1st period class. The cafeteria will not be open for any students until 7:45am, at which point we will announce for students wishing to eat the hot breakfast to go to the cafeteria. These changes will help us manage the cafeteria space more efficiently to ensure students who want to eat the hot breakfast will have adequate space to eat. 

Parent Night at BCHS-Course Preview

We want to invite you to attend our Winter Parent Night on December 7, 2017 at Bourbon County High School. This will be a night for you meet and talk with your childs teachers, as well as get course preview and information for the 2018-2019 school year. We hope to see you here from 5:30-7:30 pm!

Veteran's Day Program

Bourbon County High School will be hosting a Veteran’s Day Program on Friday, November 10, 2017 in the high school gymnasium. We invite anyone who is a veteran to come to this program and be honored for your service to our country. We also invite anyone in the community who would like to be present during this program to the school. The program will begin at 2:30 pm. We ask for all veterans who want to attend to come to the school at 2:00 so that we can get you checked in and assist you with parking during the event. 

Balfour Announcement

Balfour would like to announce that they will be at Bourbon County High School on Thursday November 16th during all lunch periods.  They will be delivering class rings and taking orders for graduation supplies.  Any unpaid balance will have to be paid that day before you can pick up your ring.  

Tutoring Schedules for Core Classes

Tutoring Schedule:

Math: Monday through Thursday 3:30-5:00

Monday-Ms. Moran, Tuesday-Ms. Mullins, Wednesday-Mr. Gustin, Thursday-Ms. Moran covering until volleyball is over, then Ms. Wesley will have Thursdays.


Dr. Smart: Monday-Friday 7:30-8:15
Ms. Carter: Monday and Wednesday 3:30-4:45
Mr. Rundell: by appointment
Mr. Lawcock: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 3:30-4:45
Mr. Slusher: Monday-Friday 3:30-4:45 or also by appointment

English: 3:30-4:45

Monday-Ms. Francis
Tuesday-Ms. Padgett
Wednesday-Ms. Padgett
Thursday-Ms. Padgett

*Ms. Weiderman will be staying after soccer season is over but not sure of the exact day yet

Social Studies: by appointment with your specific teacher

Mr. Seither, Ms. Conley, Ms. Conley, Ms. Friedman, Ms. Roe, and Mr. Wright

Girls Softball Open Field Practice

Any girl interested in playing softball, there will be open field practices next week on 9/19/17, 9/20/17, and 9/21/17 after school until 5:15 at the softball field.


ESS is currently going on at BCHS. It meets Monday thru Thursday each week from 3:30-5:00 and transportation home is provided.

Century 21

We have some very excited teachers and students.  Here is the list of the teachers that are interested in doing 21st Century again. 


Denise Moran

Dana Wesley

Michael Gustin

Timmy Hamm as a fill in



Leandra Padgett

Amy Hynes


Homework Club

Amy Hynes

Leandra Padgett



Brandi Carter

Eric Smart (in the morning)

Brain Lawcock



Amy Hynes


Chess Club

Michael Gustin


Morning activity

Nick Vogler

Scott Muntz


Breakfast Club

Sarah  Nixon

Attention Seniors

A Balfour representative will be here on October 20, 2017 to distribute information on ordering your graduation materials. Orders will be taken during lunch on October 27, 2017 outside of the cafeteria.


College Fair

College Fair will take place on September 7, 2017 in the gym from 1:30-3:25.

Change in Prom

Although it is still a long way off, we do have a change in our date for Prom. Due to the original date falling on the same date as a national ACT date, we have moved our date for Prom to April 21, 2018.

Attention Sports Fans!

Starting Tuesday, August 29, 2017, students may purchase season passes for home sporting events. Cost will be $20 for a season and can be purchased for the season of choice (fall, winter, spring). Also, a year long season pass can be purchased for $40 and will cover student admission to all home sporting events. This is only available and valid for current Bourbon County High School students. There will be a $5 replacement fee for any lost card. Passes will be sold before school outside of the gym and also during lunch. Passes must be presented at each event. If you do not have your card on you, you will be required to pay student admission for that event.

Good News Report from our FFA

FFA Summer Fun


Below is some of the amazing stuff that the FFA did over the summer break!


  • 23 contest qualifiers for state FFA convention
  • 8 State Winners proficiencies
  • 3 2nd place proficiencies
  • 2 3rd place proficiencies
  • 4 students received their state FFA degree
  • The chapter received a Gold emblem rating!
  • Members brought home over $7,500 in winnings!
  • We had over 25 hay entries for the county fair and several students who exhibited livestock throughout the week!


  • We attended camp the first week of July with 22 members. Hannah Kissick & Dalton Tucker received the Leadership awards. Karly Black received the Outstanding Leadership award which only 3% of members receive! The chapter placed 2nd in the volleyball contest!

I am excited about this upcoming year and look forward to working with you!

Thank you!
Lacey Short
Ag Teacher

New School Year!!!

Welcome Back to a Wonderful School Year!!!  Our first day with students is August 9th!!! 

  • For early risers, students can enter the building at 7:30 am
  • The school day will begin at 8:15 am
  • Our dismissal bell rings at 3:25 pm
    • 8/9 may be delayed until all the buses arrive on campus

Students can access their schedules via Infinite Campus if they haven't already picked them up!!

2017-18 Schedules

All BCHS student's schedules will go live in Infinite Campus on August 3rd.

Schedules for the 2017-18 school year may be picked up on Friday August 4th or Monday August 7th from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and also on Monday, August 7th from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Schedule changes may be made during these times.

Students this year will be assigned a guidance counselor based on their last name.  Please see breakdown below.
                Jessica Hickerson: A-K
                Jennifer Berk: L-Z
Freshman Orientation

BCHS Orientation for Freshman is scheduled for August 7th beginning at 6:00 pm.  The evening will begin in the Auditorium for general introductions then the students will rotate through their class schedule - spending about 5-10 minutes with each of their teachers.  We plan on being finished by 7:30.

We hope that all our incoming Freshmen and their parents/guardians come and join us!!!

2017-18 Parking Passes

Any Juniors or Seniors who wish to purchase a parking permit for the 2017-18 school year needs to complete the parking permit forms found under Student/Parent Info on the HS website (or the link below).  Bring completed forms along with a parent/guardian during the following times.

  • Monday, July 31  --  7:30 - 11:30   or 1:00 - 5:00
  • Tuesday, August 1  --  7:30 - 11:30

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly McIntosh at Bourbon County High School.


Parking Permit Forms