Henderson County Schools Connect

September, 2017

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Inspire- Message from HCS Superintendent Marganna Stanley

It is with great pleasure we welcome the 2017-18 school year. We have had an extraordinary first few weeks of school. Our enrollment for the first 10 days of school has been close to 7,000 students district-wide. We welcomed new students and new staff members this year, and we welcomed a new word into our Henderson County School's vocabulary. That word is “inspire.”

Over the summer, administrators, teachers, and staff had the opportunity to select one word that would be their driving force for the year. No goals. No wish lists. Just one word.

One Word to create clarity, power, passion and life-change. After selecting
individual words, everyone had the opportunity to select and vote for one word
to represent Henderson County Schools for the 2017-18 school year. After voting
at convocation day, the word that selected was inspire. Will this new word
replace our mission and core values? The answer is no. We will continue to come together with a common mission: to provide an extraordinary educational opportunity for every student.

Our core values will remain the same. Adding "inspire" to our vocabulary will help us to focus even more on our core values and mission. Our goal is to inspire, to create a feeling, especially a positive one, in our students.

This year, as every year, we commit ourselves to providing the best educational experience possible for our students and to strengthen relationships with our families and community. We expect 2017-2018 to be an extraordinary and inspiring school year.

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September is Attendance Awareness Month.

Did you know that children can suffer academically if they miss 10 percent of school days? That is just a couple of days each month. Absences add up, whether they’re excused or unexcused. September is Attendance Awareness Month, so let’s work together to help all kids attend today so they can achieve tomorrow.

High Attendance Day in Kentucky is on Wednesday, September 20.

Let's work together to have a High Attendance Day in Henderson County Schools on September 20th.

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Ident-a-Kid Complete Campus Security Solution (CCSS) Visitor Management System

Henderson County Schools has implemented Ident-a-Kid Complete Campus Security Solution (CCSS) Visitor Management System for the 2017-18 school year through funding from a Safe Schools grant.

All schools in the district will be able to track visitors and volunteers entering and exiting the building. Visitors first produce their driver’s license or identification card for positive ID and then utilize the touch screen to enter their reason for visiting and destination. The system performs a sex offender check against the National Sex Offender Registry; and then for cleared visitors, prints a badge with the visitor’s name, date/time and destination. Upon exiting the building, visitors will sign out in the same manner.

Please be patient with us as we start the process of implementing this new system. Please remember to bring your identification when visiting any school in the
Henderson County district.

Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.

ACT State Testing Report for HCHS Juniors Assessed March 2017

All Henderson County High School (HCHS) juniors took the ACT (American College Testing) test in March 2017 as part of the Kentucky assessment program. The 2017 scores for HCHS are outlined below. The HCHS class of 2018 recorded ACT scores that are the highest ever on state testing. In addition to showing significant increases, the juniors scored well above the state average in all five areas. Click here for more information.
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Interested in Volunteering with Henderson County Schools?

Henderson County Schools volunteers are parents, guardians, grandparents, students, senior citizens and interested members of the community who care about children and want to help the school. They can be found in schools doing a variety of things - tutoring, listening, sharing a hobby; the possibilities are unlimited.

Cick here for more information.

For additional information about volunteering with Henderson County Schools, contact Public Relations Officer Cindy Williams at 270-831-8729 or cindy.williams@henderson.kyschools.us.

Extraordinary Spotlight

The Extraordinary HCS spotlight for September is the Henderson County High School Colonel's Cookin' Crazies Farm to School Team.

The team won the regional competition and competed at state finals with their featured dish, a vegetable pasta salad with lemon baked chicken.

Team members include: Italia Blasser, De'Asia Clements, Anyjah Courtney, Gracie Morphew, and Travona Posey. The team coach is Ginny Johnson, HCHS Family Consumer Science Teacher and team sponsor is Charlotte Baumgartner, HCS Director of Child Nutrition.

Investing in Excellence

Thank you to our community for investing in excellence for Henderson County Schools. Over the summer several construction and renovation projects took place including the newly paved parking lot at the archery building.

NEW DATE!!! Let's Glow Crazy 5k Fun Run

Saturday, Oct. 28th, 4-8pm

2424 Zion Road

Henderson, KY

Join us on October 28th for this New Glow Run date.

Save the Date

September 15th - Mid-Terms issued

September 18th - Board of Education Meeting

September 28th - Rotary Field Day

October 9th,13th - Fall Break

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