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- Orientation for the Harlan County Public Schools:
- Freshman Orientation at Harlan County High School will be on opening day, Tuesday, August 4th from 1-3:00. Everyone will report to work by 9:00 on the 4th. More details about Freshman Orientation will be given out later.
- The Evarts Elementary School Open House is Tuesday, August 4, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
*FREE hot dogs & refreshments,
*Meet your Principal Sherry Anglian,
*Meet your new teachers,
*See your classroom assignments
- Green Hills Elementary School will have open house on Tuesday, August 4, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be activities for students. Refreshments will be served. This is a great opportunity for students, parents and community supporters to meet the GHES faculty and staff.
- The faculty and staff of Cawood Elementary School invite you to open house on Monday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is a great opportunity to meet and greet your teachers and checkout your classrooms.
The Cawood Elementary School Family Resource and Youth Service Center will have a back to school giveaway on Thursday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school. This event is for students who attend Cawood Elementary School.
- Black Mountain will host their Open House on Aug. 4th , 2015 from 1pm to 3pm.
- HARLAN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS announced its policy for serving meals to students under the NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH / SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAMS, AT RISK PROGRAM FOR AFTER SCHOOL SNACK AND SUPPER, AND FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE for the 2015-2016 school year.
- Kentucky School Boards Association Policy Consultant Kim Barker recently presented a workshop for the Harlan County Board of Education on its new initiative, eMeeting.
- Any student interested in being part of the HCHS Academic Team should plan to stay after school next Tuesday, August the 11th. They will meet with Mr. Hensley in room 303. The meeting will end at 4 and they will need to have their own transportation home.
- The final signup for Harlan County Pee Week Football and Cheerleaders will be Saturday, August 8, from 10 to noon at Huff Park. There is a $35 registration fee payable at signup. Call 276-791-6273. All orders for equipment and uniforms will be completed after this session on Saturday. Football is for 3rd and 4th grade football players and kindergarten through fourth grade for cheerleaders.
- SOAR/Workforce Development Initiative
- Katelyn Reynolds, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named The Bank of Harlan Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for August.
Applications for membership in the HCHS National Honor Society are available to Juniors and Seniors through September 17th. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.5 to apply. See Ms. Carruba for more information.
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held at Rosspoint Elementary School on Thursday, September 10, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Progress reports will be distributed at Wallins Elementary School on Wednesday, September 9, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- 51st Annual
Swappin’ Meetin’ Artwork,
October 2-3, 2015 -
Theme: “What Makes My Heritage Special?”
- Mrs. Niki Mattern’s eighth grade students at Black Mountain Elementary recently studied the relationship between kinetic energy and speed by building working roller coaster models.
- Mid-term parent/teacher conferencing for HCHS will be on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd from 3:30 - 6:00pm.
- The HCHS Dance Team will have a Dance Camp for children on Monday, September 28th and Thursday, October 1st. The cost is $25 which includes the dance instruction, free tee shirt and performance at the high school football game on October 2nd. Please contact Ms. Carruba or any dancer for more information. You may register on the first day of camp also.
The Harlan County Board of Education recently honored three Harlan County High School seniors for their selection, participation and successful completion of the 2015 Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program.
- Harlan County Schools Superintendent Mike Howard talks to some of the newest members of the district's teaching staff during a recent training at the Central Administrative Office.
- Patriot Day celebrated at Black Mountain Elementary
- Black Mountain Elementary celebrated Grandparents’ Day on Friday, September 11, 2015.
- Congratulations to the administrators, teachers, staff and students at Black Mountain Elementary School, James A. Cawood Elementary School, Cawood Elementary School, Green Hills Elementary School and Wallins Elementary School for being awarded energy savings funds for the past year from the Harlan County Board of Education.
- Whitney Barger, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named The Bank of Harlan Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for September.
- On behalf of the National Honor Society members and inductees, Harlan County High School would like to invite you to the formal Induction Ceremony that will be held on Wednesday, October 7th at 6 o’clock in the HCHS theater. We hope to see you there.
Evarts Elementary School will have the annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 9th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- The PSAT will be offered at HCHS on Wednesday, October 14th. Juniors wishing to sit for the PSAT must sign up in the Counseling office with Mrs. Asbury no later than Thursday, October 1st. The fee for Juniors is $15.00 and must be paid in cash or check (payable to HCHS) on the day you come to sign up. Seating for Juniors is limited. Anyone planning to apply for the Governor’s Scholar Program must have taken the ACT, or PSAT. Anyone planning to apply for the Governor’s Scholar Program is encouraged to take the test.
- A breast cancer awareness class will be held at Cumberland Elementary School on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. There will be lots of information available and door prizes will be given. Nurse Practitioner Chris Lewis from Quantum Healthcare will be conducting the class. The event is sponsored by the Cumberland Elementary School and James A. Cawood Elementary School Family Resource and Youth Service Centers.
- The Evarts Elementary School Site Base Decision Making Council will meet in special session on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the school.
- James A. Cawood Elementary School Parent Teacher Conference will be held on Monday, October 12, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is a great opportunity for parents and guardians to check on the progress of their children. We hope to see you there!
- A county wide baby shower will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Harlan County Extension Service's Depot on Railroad Street in Harlan from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. . This is free for first time mothers, expecting moms and new moms with children up to 3 years old. There will be refreshments, door prizes and helpful information. For more information on the baby shower, contact your school's family resource and youth service center or call 606-589-2914. This event is sponsored by the Harlan County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers.
- James A. Cawood Elementary School
McTeacher's Night will be held on
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from
5 pm-8 pm."On McTeacher's Night, you'll get to see a group of administrators, teachers, and parents from James A. Cawood Elementary School working at McDonald's. Come see whose behind the counter and in return, we will receive a portion of all food/beverage sales during the event."
- Scott Shupe presents a World of Reptiles Program at Cawood Elementary School where he brought various snakes, lizards and turtles for the students to see.
- Guest educator Stephanie Smith recently visited Mrs. Heather Howard’s fourth grade classroom at Black Mountain Elementary School. Mrs. Smith presented a lesson about Japanese culture which included common sayings - written and spoken - in Japanese, learning to use chop sticks, and the art of origami.
- Congratulations to the Wallins Elementary School middle grades academic team for their win in the district's league competition of quick recall held at James A. Cawood Elementary School.
- The senior membership of the Harlan County High School Chapter of the National Honor Society recently held elections for officers.
- Black Mountain Elementary School students receiving awards in the 2015 Kingdom Come Swappin' Meetin' Art contest were: First place - Mackenzie Snelling, David Farley, Lexie Cottrell and Macie Osborne. Second place - Wesley Thomas, Brittany Dummitt, Alyssa Cochran and Aaron Mullins. Third place winners - Nakita Risner, Austin Tindell, Emily Evans and Timothy Sizemore.
- Cumberland Elementary School students recently attended a program about self-esteem, bullying and behavior by the "Silly Saints" from Indiana.
- Sixth through eighth grade students at Cumberland Elementary participated in "Sensitivity to Aging" classes recently sponsored by the CES Family Resource and Youth Service Center (FRYSC) and the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College's Area Health Education Center program.
- Seventh and eighth grade students at Cumberland Elementary School recently participated in "college readiness" classes sponsored by the CES Family Resource and Youth Service Center and the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Area Health Education Center.
- Evarts Elementary School recently had a fitness fair for students in grades third through fifth. The event is sponsored by the EES Family Resource and Youth Service Center, Harlan ARH Hospital and the Harlan County Extension Office and 4-H Youth Development.
- Evarts Elementary School recently sponsored a Family Literacy Reading Party for kindergarten classes at the school. The event was cosponsored by the Title I, FRYSC, FRYSC Corps Reading Tutors, and Reading Recovery Teacher Jolee Begley.
- Evarts Elementary School's seventh and eighth grade Girls' Homecoming royalty were recently announced.
- Braydan Roark, a junior at Harlan County High School, has been named The Bank of Harlan Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for October.
- The Harlan County High School Marching Band “the small band, with a big sound,” performed their best show on Saturday October 31, 2015 (on Halloween).
- The Cumberland Elementary FRYSC, Harlan County Extension Service, & the Harlan ARH sponsored a Health Fitness Fair for grades 3-5 on Oct. 8, 2015.
- Students at Cawood elementary in grades 1-4 participated in a pumpkin decorating contest.
- Members of the Harlan County Sheriff's Department came up to talk to the students at Evarts Elementary School about Halloween Safety Tips.
- Students in grades 3-6 at Cumberland Elementary School completed a fun project combining Reading, Arts and Humanities, and parent involvement. Students chose a character from a favorite book and decorated a pumpkin as the book character. The pumpkins were displayed in the Library.
|- The Harlan County High School opened their competition season with a 2nd place win in Lexington on Saturday, November 7th.
- Congratulations to Wallins Elementary School's seventh and eighth grade team on winning the quick recall competition on Thursday.
- Black Mountain Elementary Art Club participated in the Pumpkin Square Contest held by the Harlan County Arts Council.
James A. Cawood Elementary School students give thumbs up and the number 1 sign as they share their school's pick for The Voice competition - Harlan County alum Jordan Smith. #TeamJordan
- James A. Cawood Elementary School Principal John Carter accepts a check for $500 from Dawnna Rowe of the Harlan McDonald's Restaurant.
- The National Honor Society of Harlan County High School recently conducted a group service project for Christ’s Hands.
- HCHS takes top honors in academic competition
- To Honor Veterans Day, the Honor Guard and the HCHS Color Guard visited Green Hills Elementary School to demonstrate the folding of the flag and talk to students about the true meaning of a Veteran.
- The Green Hills Elementary School Resource Center sponsored a Reptile program for students from Kindergarten through the eighth grade
- HC choral students among 673 Students from 49 States and Territories performing in National Honors Choir
- Rhett Alred, a junior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan's Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for November.
- Kentucky Farm Bureau’s District 11 Outstanding Youth and Variety Contest was October 26, 2015. Contestants from eleven Southeastern Kentucky counties competed against each other, in different genres of entertainment, to be the District Winner. Harlan County’s Camron Whitehead, Lindsey Fields, Charles Drake Hensley, Albert Milwee and Kassee Robinson won the Variety Contest.
Knovation Honors Districts for Outstanding Usage of Online Learning Resources
East Kentucky students want investment to
launch region's post-coal economy
- The Harlan County High School Music Department will have the annual Christmas concert on Thursday, December 10, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Performances will include the beginning band, concert band, piano students, choir and jazz band.
- Jordan Smith, former HCHS student and Season 9 winner of the Voice, returns home: Harlan Daily, WKYT, WBIR
wbir.com - From Harlan to Hollywood…Jordan Smith is the season nine winner of "The Voice."
The humble southern Kentucky singer wowed over all four judges and inspired America from the beginning. His unique sound led to countless standing ovations and landed him at the top of the iTunes singles chart a record number of times.
During the finale performances, judge Pharrell Williams exclaimed that America was ready for Jordan Smith to make a record. Now, he'll get that chance. As the season nine winner, he gets a recording contract with Republic Records.
MORE: Jordan Smith, Emily Ann Roberts cover range of songs in finale
If his iTunes success has been any indication, lots of people will be anxiously awaiting his debut album.
It was clear even from Jordan's blind audition back in summer that he had his own style that couldn't be imitated. His flawless performance of "Chandelier" brought the judges to their feet and had each one trying desperately to get him on their team.
His eventual coach, Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine, told Jordan in that moment that he believed the world needed a person like Jordan.
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"I think you're the most important person that's ever been on this show," Levine said.
Adam even began calling Jordan his "unicorn," to emphasize just how rare he was as a singer and a person.
Throughout the course of the show, Jordan somehow found a way to raise the bar week after week, but remained humble all along. Adam Levine described Jordan's semi-final rendition of "Somebody to Love" the best performance in the show's nine years. And yet, Jordan came into the finals and topped it with three more incredible songs.
- Below are some of Jordan's performances on Season 9 of NBC's, "The Voice". The Harlan County Public School District is very excited for Jordan and proud to call him one of our own!
- Cameron Carmical, a junior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan's Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for December. Anne Lindsey, loan officer and marketing manager for the Bank of Harlan, presents the award and a $100 honorarium. He is a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, First Priority, Gifted and Talented Leadership, 4-H Leadership, and a member of the basketball team. He is the son of LeAnne Huff and David Carmical. The Bank of Harlan established the program to honor outstanding students in the Harlan County and Harlan Independent school districts. Faculty members of each district nominate students who demonstrate exceptionalism in academic achievement, leadership, sports and community participation.
- Harlan County High School's second trimester mid-term reports will be sent home with students on Tuesday, January 5th. Parents needing to speak with or schedule a conference with a teacher, please call the school or send a note to the teacher. Due to scheduling conflicts, this is a change in format from the previously scheduled parent-teacher conference tomorrow.
- Rosspoint Elementary School won the first round of the Harlan County School District's Elementary School Academic League's Quick Recall challenge.
- Harlan County Board of Education Chairman Gary Farmer is featured in a special feature in the Kentucky School Advocate, profiling board members with unusual hobbies and talents. The feature is a National School Board Recognition Month (January) activity and sponsored by the Kentucky School Boards Association. With 173 school districts in the state, it is great to have one of our Harlan County board members included among the eight selected. http://www.ksba.org/Thesecretlivesofschoolboardmembers.aspx
- 2nd 9 Weeks Honor Roll – Green Hills Elementary
- The Harlan County Spelling Bee will be held Monday, January 11th at 6 p.m. in the Harlan County High School auditorium. Contestants from Harlan County Schools, Harlan Independent, and Harlan County Christian will compete, with the champion advancing to the state spelling bee in Louisville. Winners will receive cash prizes and trophies. This event is sponsored by the Bank of Harlan and Harlan County Farm Bureau. In case of a snow day on January 11th, the spelling bee will be automatically postponed to a later date TBD. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Cecilia Adams, Harlan County Community Education Director at 606-573-4330 ext. 2061 or email@example.com
- Rosspoint Elementary School won top honors in the District 83 Kentucky Governor’s Cup middle school academic competition. Wallins was second, followed by Cawood and James A. Cawood.
- Congratulations to Evarts Elementary School on winning top honors in the District 82 Kentucky Governor’s Cup competition hosted by Green Hills Elementary School.
- Andrew Hensley, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan's Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for January.
The Harlan County High School Dance Camp will be Monday, February 22nd and Thursday February 24th in the high school cafeteria from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The cost for the camp is $25.
This includes dance instruction, a free tee shirt and a performance on February 25th.
The camp is open to students up to grade six.
- Three inducted into HCPS Brittain Hall of Fame
- Cooper wins county spelling bee, advances to state competition; Johnson wins primary division in 26th round
- 2016 Harlan County School District 5th & 6th Grade Basketball Champions - Cumberland Redskins
- The Harlan County High School Youth Service Center will sponsor a Financial Aid Electronic filing for seniors on Tuesday, February 9th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the first floor computer lab.
Parents are encouraged to attend and should bring their IRS W2 forms, Social Security numbers, and license number. For more information call 573-3006.
- Mrs. Rachel Huff’s fourth grade students at Evarts Elementary School recently visited the Harlan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to deliver flowers and valentines to the residents.
- Board of Education Member Brenda Henson receives her award from the Kentucky School Boards Association from Harlan County School Superintendent Mike Howard.
- Board of Education Member Wallace Napier receives his award from the Kentucky School Boards Association. Harlan County Schools Superintendent Mike Howard presents the award.
- Rosspoint wins Governor's Cup Regional Title
- Madyson Bennett, a junior at Harlan County High School, has been selected as the Bank of Harlan's Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for February.
- The Harlan County High School Dance team recently competed in the Bluegrass Classic Cheer and Dance competition. They placed first in both pom and hip hop dance categories.
HCHS Seniors who have not purchased a cap and gown for graduation have until March 4th to do so. Ms. Carruba has order forms or you may go on line at kgi.com.
- Evarts Elementary School won top honors in the District 123 Kentucky Governor's Cup for elementary students.
Kindergarten and Preschool Registration
For the 2016 – 2017 school year
James A. Cawood Elementary School will have parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Harlan County High School Dance Team recently held a Winter Dance Camp for youth from age 2 to junior high.
- Rosspoint Elementary won the District 122 Kentucky Governor's Cup for elementary grades.
The third nine weeks report card grades & teacher parent conference will be on Thursday, March 10, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Wallins Elementary School.
This is a great opportunity to discuss with your child's teacher the progress made so far this school year and what we can do as a team to make sure that your child is progressing to their fullest potential. Only by working together can we maximize the progress of our future.
Bristol Belcher, Principal
- Students in Michelle Simpson’s and Mary Kneen’s third grade classes at Rosspoint Elementary School pose for a photo to celebrate Dr. Suess Read Across America Day. Rosspoint will be holding special activities later this month.
- Evarts Elementary School celebrated Read Across America today with special visitors from community members, school administrators, and special storybook characters. Students heard the guests read various Dr. Seuss books.
- Black Mountain Elementary School welcomed visitors from the community today to take part in Read Across America festivities. Community members and other special guests visited the school to read to students from various Dr. Suess books.
- Congratulations to the Wallins Elementary School middle grades academic team on their recent victory in a challenge match with teachers and administrators. The event was held to promote the academic team and to raise funds for upcoming travel to the state Governor's Cup in Louisville. Almost all fan support followed the student team. Students and staff said it was a great event held for a very worthy cause. In the end, students celebrated by taking a photo with the losing team members.
- Students at Cumberland Elementary celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss this week with a visit from our very own "Cat in the Hat," who read Dr. Seuss stories to the classes. Students also made "ooblek" as part of their Dr. Seuss week activities. These activities were sponsored by the CES FRYSC. The CES FRYSC would also like to thank Kerrigan Creech, Brandy Adams, and Mady Haynes for their help with the activities.
- The Harlan County High School JROTC presented the colors prior to the boys' semifinals and the girls' championship games at the 13th Regional Tournament on Saturday. Marlana Vanhoose sang the national anthem.
- Harlan County Lady Bears Softball Schedule
- Harlan County Black Bears Baseball Schedule
- GEAR UP Newsletter for March
- Kindergarten and preschool registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held Monday, March 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Black Mountain Elementary School.
- Kindergarten and preschool registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held Tuesday, March 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Evarts Elementary School.
- Kindergarten and preschool registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held Wednesday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cawood Elementary School.
- Kindergarten and preschool registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held Thursday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cumberland Elementary School.
- Rosspoint wins Region 31 Governor’s Cup
- Ms. Heather Howard's fourth grade class at Black Mountain Elementary participated in, " The Great Egg Drop Challenge."
- Alisha Lyric Rhymer, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been selected as the Bank of Harlan's Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for March.
- Logan Burris, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been selected as the Bank of Harlan's Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for April.
- On March 22nd the "Hope for Appalachia Mission" (groups from Salisbury, NC & Culpepper, VA) visited the students at Cumberland Elementary.
|- Applications for the Harlan County High School dance team are now available. You may pick one up at the high school or local elementary school. Tryout clinics will be on Monday, April 18th and Tuesday, April 19th from 3-5 pm in the HCHS gym. Tryouts in groups of 3-4 will be on Thursday, April 21st beginning at 3:15 pm in the gym and will last until the last student tries out. Those who want to try out must be in grades 9, 10 or 11 in the 2016/2017 school year. For more information please contact Ms. Anna Carruba, Coach.
The Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs program at Martins Fork Lake will be held on Saturday April 23, 2016 beginning at 10:00 am till 2:00 pm. Please find attached a flyer which may be printed & posted if you have somewhere to post it or handed out. We appreciate your help in spreading the word to the youth in Harlan County. Hope to see you there. May God Bless You!
- Members of the Harlan County High School Community Problem Solving Team display their citations from Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes naming them Commonwealth Ambassadors.
- The Harlan County Sheriff's Office presented a program on "Bullying, Sexting, and Texting" to the Cumberland Elementary School students in the seventh and eighth grades recently.
HCHS Spanish 2-B students are presently finishing their unit about medical terms and phrases. As a culmination to this unit, students worked with Harlan County Public Schools Nurse Christy Whitaker to become certified in CPR. Mr. Anama-Green adds this enrichment activity to his Spanish 2B class for very practical reasons.
- Kentucky Shakespeare’s touring program recently visited Evarts Elementary School on April 5, 2016.
- Growth in Cawood Elementary breakfast program participation gains attention of USDA; schedule change popular with community
- VFW Post 5171 presented a new American flag to the Cumberland Elementary School
|- Senior Honors Night will be held in the HCHS Auditorium on Thursday, May 12th at 6:00 pm.
PT Pros in Harlan will be offering free athletic screenings (sports physicals) on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The screenings will be at the PT Pros clinic located next to Harlan Cinema 4 and BB&T. Screenings are for student athletes who will be in grades 5-12 during the 2016-2017 school year. Participants should bring a copy of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association sports physical form with them for this screening. The clinics are sponsored by PT Pros and the Clover Fork Clinic. An updated sports physical is required annually to participate in athletics in the Harlan County School District.
Harlan County students Breanna Epperson and Bronwyn Haynes have been named 2016 Rogers Scholars
Couch, Reynolds Receive DAR Awards
- Emily Perkins, a sophomore at Harlan County High School, recently won second place in scenario writing as part of the Kentucky Governor's Cup competition in Louisville.
Area high school students went up against a team of “Sharks” recently to present ideas for local business development.
- Imagination Library
- Hanna Pace was presented with an award for winning the county and district Grandparent of the Year essay contest. It is sponsored by AARP and facilitated locally by the Harlan County Retired Teachers Association.
- Operation Preparation helps ready students for transition to high school
HHS, HCHS seniors honored during scholarship banquet
- The Harlan County Community Scholarship Fund's board of directors honored the late Reecie Stagnolia during the annual banquet on Thursday at the School House Inn in Benham.
- Damon Napier, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been selected as the Bank of Harlan's Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for May.
|- Summer Feeding Program - HCHS
- Summer Feeding Program - JACES