KCSD Connection

Vol. 1, Issue 6 - October 19, 2021

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Open Interviews for Bus Drivers and Monitors

The Kenton County School District is hosting open interviews for Bus Drivers and Monitors on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Summit View Academy.

Please use the community entrance and proceed to the library.

Our drivers receive paid CDL training! Driver wages start at $17.50 per hour.

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Thank you, Principals!

October is National Principals Month! Team Kenton has amazing principals, and we thank them and appreciate them for all they do.

  • Andrea Krumpelman, Beechgrove
  • Kim Mott, Caywood
  • Nate Niemi, Dixie Heights
  • Tina Wartman, Fort Wright
  • Josh Feldmann, Hinsdale
  • Julie Whitis, Ignite
  • Mindy Coleman, Kenton
  • Tiffany Burris, Piner
  • Jena Smiddy, River Ridge
  • Dan Schacherer, Ryland Heights
  • Carolyn Stewart, Scott
  • Craig Reinhart, Simon Kenton
  • Alex Fangman, Summit View
  • Carrie Holloway, Taylor Mill
  • Holly Spritzky, Turkey Foot
  • Shannon Gross, Twenhofel
  • Tony Procaccino, White's Tower
  • Christi Jefferds, Woodland

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School Safety Week - Take the Pledge!

Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 17–23, 2021. This year’s theme is “Be a Safety Star” and the focus will be on the multi-faceted brilliance of what it means to be a SAFETY STAR in school and in life. From the acts of kindness and respectfulness to following all safety rules and guidelines, being a true SAFETY STAR includes shining bright in all these areas. These outstanding students put others first without focusing on themselves.

Kindness, respectfulness and support of others are all characteristics of a SAFETY STAR. During COVID 19 and beyond new safety guidelines including masking, washing and distancing are the protocol to keep schools safe. Safety drills such as lockdown and evacuation need to be conducted with rigor and purpose to maintain a safe environment. The students who follow the rules, support others in need, show kindness and respect to all are truly, bright shining… SAFETY STARS!

Join us and participate in this year’s campaign “Be a Safety Star” in your school, home and community. Take the online “Safety Star Pledge.”

Safety Star Pledge

I pledge to:

Share, care and spread kindness everywhere I go.

Treat everyone with the respect, we all deserve!

Abide by all school safety rules.

Rise up and shine, helping others who need support.


Spotlight on the Young Scholars Academy

Did you know the Kenton County School District has a partnership with Northern Kentucky University called the Young Scholars Academy? Through this partnership, high school juniors and seniors in our district are earning college credit at a fraction of the cost!

  • All scholars complete NKU’s Foundation of Knowledge general education curriculum.

  • All scholars complete Kentucky high school graduation requirements.

  • There are 8 unique scholar pathways that fall into two categories:

    • Degree-Seeking Pathways allow the scholar to earn an associate’s degree in Integrative Studies. The scholar’s specific sequence of courses for graduation is known as their “meta-major.”

    • Degree-Preparation Pathways allow the scholar to complete the first two years of curriculum toward a four-year bachelor’s degree in departments which do not award associate degrees.

Last school year, scholars earned 2200 credit hours and 78% of them posted a 3.0 GPA or higher. This year, there are 143 scholars participating in the program, and 54 of them are on track to earn a degree upon graduation in 2022.

Applications for next school year will open next year to current 10th graders with at least a 3.0 GPA and qualifying college-readiness scores on KYOTE or ACT.

For more information on this incredible program, click here or contact Dr. Amanda Dempsey at amanda.dempsey@kenton.kyschools.us

YSA Scholar Spotlight - Darby Kane

This summer, YSA senior and aspiring civil engineer, Darby Kane, was selected to participate in an undergraduate summer research position. Darby worked with Dr. Allameh in the Physics, Geology, and Engineering Technology department wherein the researchers attempted to determine if 3D welded steel had the mechanical properties to replace steel rebar in reinforces concrete structures. Testing used microsamples extracted from a 3D weld bead and tested fatigue life of samples. When conducted at low stress levels, the fatigue life tests showed that the 3D welded steel rebar had a longer life than conventional rebar.

This year, Darby will graduate with 75 college credit hours completing the pre-Engineering pathway in the Young Scholars Academy. She plans to pursue a degree next fall in civil engineering at the University of Kentucky.


Registration will open soon for students interested in our STNA Program! STNAs are certified nursing assistants. The job of a state tested nursing assistant (STNA) is to assist patients, monitor their health, serve meals, transport them as needed, and otherwise support a physician. People in this job frequently provide a wide range of services, including assisted living care, rehabilitation therapy, home health care, and emotional support. An STNA may be asked to bathe, shave, feed, or dress patients, on top of helping them with the toilet, skin and nail care, and any other day-to-day things they need.

Students interested in the STNA program should see their school counselor! (You must be at least 16 years old)

Look for more information on our STNA program in the next edition of the KCSD Connection!

Twenhofel's Dunn named GoTeachKY Ambassador

Congratulations to Mrs. Dunn at Twenhofel Middle School, who has been named a 2022 GoTeachKY Ambassador!

GoTeachKY Ambassadors will play a large role in the GoTeachKY initiative through interaction with potential educators primarily through social media and other digital platforms, but also potentially through positive in-person interaction at secondary and post-secondary schools with colleagues and students. As representatives of the teaching field, GoTeachKY ambassadors will provide general information to prospective teachers through digital avenues and potentially in person.

Upcoming events

Board Meeting

Monday, Nov. 1st, 7pm

1045 Eaton Drive

Fort Wright, KY

November 1 - No School

November 2 - Election Day - No School

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