Henderson County Schools

September Newsletter

Message from HCS Superintendent

Thank you to everyone who recently attended our first ever state of the district address. We were excited to share information on our Building a Better Graduate initiative and our 150-year celebration of public schools in Henderson.

A thriving public education system is the foundation of a healthy community and access to high-quality teaching and learning is every student's right. I understand the transformational power of a great education and have seen the positive results and difference for our students, families, and community. Our mission, vision, and core values ensure this positive change happens for students in HCS.

I am very proud to be starting my 5th year as Superintendent of Henderson County Schools, and I am proud of the 1,130 staff members and 7,477 students who represent our school district. We are Henderson County Schools and we are extraordinary.

Marganna Stanley


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Attendance Awareness Month is September, but the campaign to end chronic absenteeism starts now! It’s a bigger problem than you probably think. Learn more about chronic absence and join the Attendance Awareness Campaign today! http://bit.ly/1oqfID7

High Attendance Day Set for September 20th

Did you know a child’s attendance record is one of the strongest predictors of academic success?

September is Attendance Awareness Month, and Kentucky High Attendance Day has been set for Thursday, Sept. 20th.

Our goal is to have the highest attendance numbers for Kentucky on September 20th. Help Henderson County Schools reach our goal!

Good attendance helps children do well in school and eventually in the workplace. Good attendance matters for school success, starting as early as preschool and throughout elementary school, and helps students stay on the path to academic success. By middle and high school, poor attendance is a leading indicator of dropout. Absences represent lost opportunities to learn in the classroom.

School attendance is a family and a student responsibility. Parents and guardians can help by instilling the habit of going to school every day and by staying engaged in their child’s education from kindergarten all the way through graduation.


Join the Colonel Movement

This movement is designed to challenge ALL Henderson County businesses to exhibit their COLONEL pride by wearing maroon and white every Friday in support of Henderson County Schools.


Henderson County Schools and HCHS Future Health Professionals are excited to build a stronger Colonel community by developing community partnerships through the Colonel Movement.

Thank you to Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union for being a supporter and partner of the Colonel Movement.

When: Every Friday starting Aug. 24th- Oct. 26th

How to sign up: Click on this link and sign up your business or organization for the Colonel Movement challenge.

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2018-19 Volunteer Information

Henderson County Schools is committed to ensuring that we maintain a safe learning environment for our students, staff, and community. Kentucky statute (KRS 17.160) requires that Henderson County Schools perform a criminal background check (Youth Leader Request ) on all individuals who request to serve as a volunteer in our schools. New this year, all volunteers must also complete the Child Abuse/Neglect (CAN) check.

This includes anyone who assists students in or out of the classroom, works in close proximity to students, chaperones or supervises students during school activities or events (including field trips), or has access to classified or personal information.

Volunteers must complete the Youth Leader Request Form, return the form to school or Cindy Williams, Henderson County Board of Education, along with cash, cashier check or money order in the amount of $10.00 made payable to Henderson County Schools.

Volunteers must complete the Child Abuse/Neglect (CAN) check. The applicant must enclose a check or money order for $10.00 made payable to “Kentucky State Treasurer” along with a completed application for processing or the application will not be processed. The address to submit the CAN Check is listed on the form.

In compliance with 922 KAR 1:470 and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) a report will be issued stating that the applicant has no findings of substantiated child abuse or neglect.

The Youth Leader Request Form and CAN Check forms can be found on our district website at www.henderson.kyschools.us under Resources/Volunteers.

Anyone visiting Henderson County Schools must bring identification and sign in at the main office of each school/building. Parents/Guardians/Community members visiting to eat lunch/drop off items/attend programs or events are not required to complete the Youth Leader Request or the CAN Check but must sign in as a visitor.

We believe that the involvement of volunteers is a vital component of our success and we do not want the costs associated with the background checks to be a limiting or restrictive factor. For that reason, if you plan to be a regular volunteer and assistance is needed with the cost, please contact the school for financial assistance.


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Cairo Elementary Students spend time with the POW! (Partnership of Women) board to share about the innovative S.T.E.M. and S.T.E.A.M. experiences happening at their school.

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Thank you to Henderson County Public Library for Supporting the Back Pack program with the Food For Fines campaign.

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Principal Speak Up series continued this month with Spottsville Principal Sarah Estabrook. Thank you WSON Radio for your support of Henderson County Schools. Tune in on October 3rd for South Heights Principal Rob Carroll.

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Henderson County Schools

The mission of 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.

Building a Better Graduate