Henderson County Schools

May 2018- CONNECT Newsletter

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Superintendent Message

It’s only appropriate that the week set aside to appreciate our teachers and staff occurs just a short time before high school graduation. From the time our students start pre-school until they receive their diplomas, their lives are forever changed by special teachers and staff who inspire them and motivate them. They play a key role in helping our students navigate their journey from childhood to adulthood.

Each year, we hear stories of students who have success despite seemingly insurmountable odds. Standing behind every one of those stories is a teacher or staff member who was committed to making a difference. I see the difference our staff is making firsthand when I visit classrooms and schools.

The time our teachers and staff put into their profession, their classroom, their school, and their students is greatly appreciated. Thank you, HCS Teachers and Staff. You inspire and change lives.

Marganna Stanley

Superintendent of Henderson County Schools

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2018-19 Online Student Registration

ALL students (preschool - high school) must complete an online registration for the 2018-19 school year.

The primary parent/guardian of CURRENTLY enrolled students must log into their Infinite Campus Parent Portal account to complete online registration for all students in the household, including preschool and kindergarten or any student new to the household.

Any primary parent/guardian of a student NEW to Henderson County Schools, meaning the primary parent/guardian has never had an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account, must go to the local school to complete registration and provide required new student forms.

Additional information is available in the STUDENT REGISTRATION link found in the Quick Links box on any of the Henderson County Schools websites (www.henderson.kyschools.us).

Middle school families with district-provided Chromebooks may use that device for online registration. Students must login to the Chromebook with their district provided login account. Parents must then login to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal with their parent account login to complete the registration process.

For assistance with Infinite Campus Parent Portal log in, call 270-831-8759 or email OLR@HENDERSON.KYSCHOOLS.US.

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May 18th-Last Day of School

Elementary Dismissal Time 11:00 a.m.

Middle/High School Dismissal Time 12:00 p.m.

HCHS Graduation Information

Friday, May 18th

Ford Center
1 SE MLK JR Blvd.
Evansville, Indiana

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Students must be there by 6:00 p.m.

Graduation starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.

May 17, 2018 - Senior Walk & Graduation Practice

HCHS Project Graduation

The Class of 2018 will be celebrating at Project Graduation on May 18th from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. This event is held in the Henderson County High School cafeteria and auxiliary gym. The purpose of this special party is to provide graduates with an evening of fun in a safe, drug/alcohol free environment.

Project Graduation includes a full night of activities and games along with free food and soft drinks. A multitude of prizes will be given away at Project Graduation, and all seniors who attend will receive a prize.

To make a donation to Project Graduation or for more information contact Cathy Thrasher, HCHS Project Graduation Sponsor, at cathy.thrasher@henderson.kyschools.us

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid training sessions are being offered this summer to the community. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health challenge, addiction, or is in crisis.

The training introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders.

Youth Mental Health First Aid sessions are free trainings provided by Henderson County Schools through the “Project Aware” grant funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Those interested in attending can select a date and register to attend.

All training sessions will be held from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The training dates at the Professional Development Center at 631 N. Green Street, Henderson, KY include:

Wednesday, May 30th

Monday, June 4th

Monday, July 9th

Additional training dates at the Board of Education Office at 1805 Second Street, Henderson, KY are:

Thursday, May 24th

Thursday, June 14th

Tuesday, July 24th

For details on the training and to register, please contact Rhonda Garner at
270-831-5000 or rhonda.garner@henderson.kyschools.us.

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May 18th - Last Day of School
May 18th - HCHS Graduation

May 21st - HCS Board of Education Meeting
May 22nd - Central Academy Graduation

Visit our District Website for more information on end of year events.

About Us

The mission of the Henderson County Schools is to provide extraordinary educational opportunities for every student.

The vision of Henderson County Schools is to excel as a national innovative leader in education.

Core Values

  • Excellence in all we do
  • Authentic service to all
  • Inspire human greatness
  • Genuine relationships are the foundation
    of everything we do
  • Cultivate a community where character matters
  • Own the outreach
  • Be the change agent