Henderson County Schools Connect

October 2017

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Superintendent Message

We recently received our state assessment scores from the Kentucky Department of Education and are extremely proud of our students and staff for their achievements and success in all assessment areas. The hard work, focus, and the goals we had set in the previous year are reflective in our numbers being higher than state averages in all assessment areas.

Henderson County Schools has extraordinary teachers and staff who are dedicated to our students. They work diligently every day to ensure that our students are receiving the best educational experience. They commit their time, passion, and focus on kids and their learning and what a beautiful outcome it is.

Marganna Stanley

Superintendent, Henderson County Schools

Henderson County Schools Score Higher than State Averages on the 2017 State Assessment

Henderson County Schools scored higher than state averages on the 2017 state assessment. The data was released Thursday by the Kentucky Department of Education.The areas of achievement include: reading, mathematics, science (high school), social studies, writing (elementary), and language mechanics (elementary and middle)

Click Here for Data Information

In addition, Spottsville Elementary School and South Middle School both achieved a score of 100 points in math. Spottsville Elementary School and A.B. Chandler Elementary both achieved a score of 100 points in language mechanics. Spottsville Elementary School achieved a score of 100 points in social studies.

For more information, please contact Director of Assessment and Accountability Kim White at 270.831.5000 or email: kimberly.white@henderson.kyschools.us

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Henderson County Schools Celebrates National School Lunch Week October 2nd-6th

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HCS Let's Glow Crazy 5k, 1-mile Fun Run Walk, and Wellness Fair

This community wellness event will be held in the fall this school year on Saturday, October 28th at HCHS Colonel Stadium. The event will kick off at 4:00 p.m. with a wellness fair, activities for children, and a kids' fun run. The 5K Run/Walk will start at 6:00 p.m. and the 1 mile fun run/walk will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Awards will be given to top qualifiers of the 5K and for the best glow costumes.

Our strategic plan includes creating a culture that is embraced and promoted by the citizens of Henderson County and promoting the health and wellness initiatives of HCS. We are hosting this event to bring together our staff and the community for an evening of fun and fellowship. Our goal of this event is to keep costs at a minimum to give everyone the opportunity to participate in a race.

Register online https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Henderson/LetsGlowCrazy5K

or register at the Henderson County Board of Education office.

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Extraordinary Spotlight

Jefferson Elementary School student Ki'lynn Taylor displays great leadership skills.
He shows up early every morning at 7:00 a.m. to help Jefferson students cross the street.
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HCS Volunteer Spotlight-Michelle King –Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center

Michelle has a son at Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center. She volunteers in the afternoon while he is in class. Michelle said that she loves being able to be at the school at the same time as her child. She finds volunteering at Thelma B. Johnson very rewarding. Most of her time is spent in the copy room making copies, and sometimes she has the opportunity to help in classrooms and anywhere needed.

Thank you, Michelle, for volunteering and making a difference!

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.

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Community Spotlight- Henderson Fire Department

Thank you to the Henderson Fire Department for providing tours, programs, and opportunities for our students. Recently, the Henderson Fire Department provided a training on fire safety to our HCHS TEEN CERT students. We appreciate your support and dedication.

Pictured Above: Students from Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center tour the Fire Station.



Judge Executive, Brad Schneider; Seth Stanley, Assistant Principal; Sue Baker, Assistant to Judge Executive / Fiscal Court Clerk; Kyen Jiang, Student; and Ryan Wood, Teacher.

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Safe Schools Week October 15th-21st

Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 16-20, 2017. Together we can “Get Involved and Get it Solved” STOP the Bullying! Henderson County Schools and Kentucky Center for School Safety stand on the belief that everybody should enjoy school equally and be treated with respect. Community members, educators, students, and parents are encouraged to get involved during Kentucky Safe Schools Week.

The Kentucky Center for School Safety offers to partner with schools and provide a free online reporting tool, the S.T.O.P! TIPLINE. The tipline encourages students, parents or community members who know of an unsafe situation in school to anonymously pass on that information to school personnel by using a digital format. Check it out at www.kycss.org/stop/resources.php

Getting involved may be volunteering to put up posters in the school halls and on community bulletin boards. It may be noticing a lonely student and asking him/her to eat lunch with you. By taking the online “Get Involved… Pledge Against Bullying” you encourage others and reflect on your personal commitment to stop bullying.

Kentucky Shakespeare to Visit Henderson County Schools

Kentucky Shakespeare, the largest in-school arts education organization in the Commonwealth, will be visiting elementary schools in Henderson and the Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center the week of October 23rd. Studies show that incorporating drama education across the curriculum increases social awareness, improves problem-solving skills, and helps students make real-life connections.

Arts Education Outreach

Through a partnership with the Henderson Area Arts Alliance, Henderson County Schools is able to provide educational art-based programming to our students. #artseducation

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October 16th-20th- SAFE Schools Week

October 20th-Report Cards Issued

October 23rd-HCS School Board Meeting

October 28th-Let's Glow Crazy

October 31st-Halloween

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

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