KCSD Connection

Vol. 1, Issue 12 - March 8, 2022

COVID-19 Update

Per the updated guidelines from the CDC, masks are now optional on school buses.

See our latest plan for safe return to in-person instruction here.

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Mark Your Calendar for our teacher job fair!

The KCSD is holding a Teacher Job Fair on Tuesday, April 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Dixie Heights High School Gym. This is a great opportunity for college students and teachers to come meet our principals and learn about our job openings! Spread the word!

The KCSD is hiring in our Building Operations Department!

Watch the video below to find out more about why a job in our building operations department may be for you!

Construction Projects in the KCSD

Curious about the current construction projects happening in the Kenton County School District? Currently, there are projects going on at six schools: Hinsdale, Piner, Ryland Heights, White's Tower, Beechgrove and Scott.

Click here for an update on all of our projects.

Student Achievements

Congratulations to our Governor's Cup Winners!

Congratulations to the following students who received medals in the Regional Governor's Cup Competition:

High School

Dixie Heights - 4th Place Overall

Simon Kenton - 5th Place Overall

Dixie Heights, 2nd Place, Future Problem Solving

Benjamin Anneken, Dixie Heights, 3rd Place, Science

Andrew Brock, Simon Kenton, 4th Place, Science

AJ Hopkins, Dixie Heights, 5th Place, Language Arts and 3rd Place, Composition

Aidan Murphy, Dixie Heights, 1st Place, Arts and Humanities

Lily Peffer, Simon Kenton, 3rd Place, Arts and Humanities

Middle School

Turkey Foot - 2nd Place Overall

Twenhofel - 5th Place Overall

Turkey Foot, 2nd Place, Quick Recall

Bahadir Gunbeyi, Turkey Foot, 1st Place, Mathematics

Hudson Feinauer, Twenhofel, 2nd Place, Mathematics and 5th Place, Science

Colin McClure, Turkey Foot, 5th Place, Mathematics

Nolan Thompson, Turkey Foot, 5th Place, Science and 2nd Place, Arts and Humanities

Natalie Huffman, Twenhofel, 5th Place, Language Arts

Marlee Collins, Twenhofel, 4th Place, Arts and Humanities

Ashley Sepulveda, Turkey Foot, 3rd Place, Composition

Elementary School

Taylor Mill Elementary - 3rd Place Overall

Fort Wright Elementary - 4th Place Overall

Piner, 3rd Place, Quick Recall

Fort Wright, 4th Place, Quick Recall and 2nd Place, Future Problem Solving

River Ridge, 2nd Place, Future Problem Solving

Summit View, 4th Place, Future Problem Solving

Emily Klim, Taylor Mill, 1st Place, Mathematics

Zane Peffer, Piner, 2nd Place, Mathematics

Zachary Hutchinson, Summit View, 5th Place, Mathematics

Riley Lawrence, Taylor Mill, 2nd Place, Science

Sophia Taylor, Caywood, 2nd Place, Science

Isaac Downs, Taylor Mill, 5th Place, Science and 3rd Place, Language Arts

Kessler Wade, Kenton, 5th Place, Science

Bentley Rhymer, Caywood, 3rd Place, Social Studies

Dane Cesler, Fort Wright, 4th Place, Social Studies

Leah Benge, River Ridge, 4th Place, Language Arts

Maggie Zink, Taylor Mill, 2nd Place, Arts and Humanities and 4th Place, Composition

Paige Held, Taylor Mill, 3rd Place, Arts and Humanities

Lucas Burton, Kenton, 5th Place, Arts and Humanities

Mila Gwin, River Ridge, 1st Place, Composition

Abby Baker, Fort Wright, 2nd Place, Composition

Margo Fasciotto, Fort Wright, 3rd Place, Composition

Amarani Blazier, River Ridge, 5th Place, Composition

Simon Kenton's Gabby Ocasio wins state wrestling championship!

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3 Students win Awards from the Northern Kentucky Education Council

Three KCSD students will receive awards from the Northern Kentucky Education Council! These students will be honored during the NKYEC Excellence in Education Banquet next month. Congrats!

Twenhofel student appears on Ellen

Gage Butler, a student at Twenhofel, performed on Ellen on Monday. Watch the clip below.

Dixie's Kaitlyn Le wins 1st place in Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint competition

Staff Achievements


Paula Rust, director of health services for the Kenton County School District, was honored with the 2021-2022 Kentucky Education Support Staff Professional (KESSP) Award on Feb. 22. A second awardee will be announced on Feb. 24.

The award was created in 2020 at the state level by Gov. Andy Beshear and. Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman to recognize the state’s more than 46,000 classified school employees. Classified school employees serve in vital and often overlooked roles, from driving students to school, to preparing their meals, to working with partner agencies to ensure vital needs are met.

Rust received her award in a surprise visit by Lt. Gov. Coleman, a former educator, and Commissioner of Education and Chief Learner Jason E. Glass.

For more on this award, click here.

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Nate Niemi wins AD Albright Administrator of the Year Award

Nate Niemi, principal at Dixie Heights High School, is the winner of the AD Albright Administrator of the Year Award from the Northern Kentucky Education Council. Mr. Niemi will be honored during the Excellence in Education Banquet in April.

Pam Hanson is a Golden Apple Winner!

Woodland Middle School Teacher Pam Hanson will be honored with a Golden Apple Award from the Northern Kentucky Education Council. Hanson will be honored at the annual Excellence in Education Banquet next month.

Congratulations to our March Team Kenton Award winners!

  • Kathy Steiber, Summit View Academy (pictured)
  • Lori Ingram, Summit View Academy
  • Chris Menkhaus, Dixie Heights

Read Across America Week!

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Upcoming events

March 18 - No School, Professional Development

Board Meeting

Monday, April 4th, 7pm

1045 Eaton Drive

Fort Wright, KY

April 11-15 - Spring Break

Teacher Job Fair

Tuesday, April 19th, 5-7pm

3010 Dixie Highway

Edgewood, KY

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