Congratulations to members of the NLHS Academic Team for finishing in second place at the Section 13 JV Challenge!
The Laurel County Board of Education is excited to welcome Chris Souder, a coaching legend in Girls Basketball as the new head coach of the SLHS Girls Basketball team. Coach Souder, a 4 time KABC 12th Region Coach of the Year joins the SLHS Cardinal family after coaching the Mercer County Lady Titans to back-to-back State Championships. The winner of 18 46th District Championships, Coach Souder has been recognized by USA Today, the Courier Journal, and the Lexington Herald Leader as Coach of the Year.
Coach Souder received his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Lindsey Wilson College and his Rank 1 certification from the University of the Cumberlands. A head varsity basketball coach for over 21 years and a member of the elite KABC Century Award with 517 wins, he joins the SLHS family with 19 former players who have furthered their basketball career at the collegiate level.
Welcome Coach Souder!
Chris Foley, former CFI student, shown displaying his Outstanding Lineman Award presented by Hazard Community & Technical College (HCTC).
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Congratulations to the NLHS FFA for winning the National Environmental and Natural Resource competition. This is the first time a Kentucky FFA team has earned this recognition. Way to go!!!
Congratulations to the SLHS Marching Band for being crowned the class 4A State Marching Band Champs!
Laurel County Schools LEOSA Security Response Team featured in KY Teacher, A Publication of the Kentucky Department of Education. Click here to view article.
Danielle Armstrong, 2018 Kentucky DEC Outstanding Early Childhood Educator Award winner
Thursday, September 20th, has been designated state-wide as “High Attendance Day” for Kentucky schools. This day highlights the importance of regular school attendance and the correlation between attendance and student performance. Students who attend class regularly are more likely to keep up with their daily lessons, assignments, and academic achievement.
Awards will be distributed statewide based on each individual school’s attendance percentage. The school in each category (elementary, middle and high) with highest percentage attendance for that day will be awarded $500!
Let’s strive for 100% attendance on Thursday, September 20th and everyday!
The rumor of a threat to cause possible harm to others at Laurel County Schools was reported to school officials. Superintendent, Dr. Bennett, directed law enforcement to immediately investigate. The findings from the law enforcement investigation and an administrative investigation show the rumor is not substantiated and there was not a threat of harm to students and students were never at risk. A number of officers and law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation.
Laurel County School District takes all threats seriously and exercises every possible measure to keep our students and staff safe. We appreciate the efforts of our outstanding School Resource Officers, LEOSA Security Response Team, and local and state law enforcement agencies who work diligently to help keep our students and schools safe.
Community Education and Public Information Officer
Our district is aware of and saddened by the ending of the Backpack Club Program. The Backpack Club Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is an independent Kentucky Corporation and is NOT affiliated with the Laurel County School District. However, we appreciate the service and love demonstrated by the many volunteers over the last 14 years to our students in distributing backpacks each weekend.
The Laurel County School District does NOT have, nor has ever had any authority or decision-making power over the actions of the Backpack Club, Inc. nor its Board of Directors.
Our district, along with our Family Resource/ Youth Service Centers have already been in contact with other community partners who have expressed interest in filling the void left by the ending of the Backpack Club Program.
Please feel free to contact the Central Office if you have any questions at 606-862-4600.
Laurel County Public Schools
Laurel County parents/guardians, please remember to submit your application for free/reduced meals. All parents/guardians should have received at the beginning of this school year as they do every year an application to apply for free or reduced meal charges. If you did not receive an application, please click the link below for an application. The qualifications for this program are set by federal guidelines and are universal across the United States. If you have questions or have misplaced your application, please click here to be directed to the Food Service page for Laurel County Public Schools.
Our food service staff looks for creative ways to incorporate the federal guidelines while providing students a delicious meal they want to eat and enjoy. If you are curious to know the menu for your child’s school, please visit the Laurel County Public School webpage, each school has their menu posted, it is also available under the Food Service tab.
Members of the NLMS Symphonic Winds with Director Bret McIntosh
Keavy Elementary staff posing with their energy bus banner after reading the book, The Energy Bus
NLHS FFA A Team members: Tyler Purvis, Keaton Hayre, Katie Fortney, Alainey Robinson and Lennox Brinks
Click HERE to view live graduation coverage from North Laurel High School and South Laurel High School
Pictured L-R: Mrs. Chandra Lawson, engineering faculty, Trevor Jones, Derek Cobb, Mr. Gary Karr, industrial faculty, Jared Bartley, Kaylie Smith, Caleb Hopper, Anna Reid, Trendon Ball, and Mr. Shane Smith, media faculty.
Pictured from L to R: Superintendent Bennett, Johnny Phelps, Jimmy Phelps, Joe Schenkenfelder, Dan Smoot, Millard Root, Charlie Loomis, and Bobby Day.
Congratulations to our first certified LEOSA Security Response Team class! This class represents over 225 combined years of law enforcement and security expertise. The group is comprised of retired detectives and law enforcement officers from KY State Police, Sheriff and City Police, Bureau of Prisons, and private security firms.
Statement from Dr. Doug Bennett, Superintendent of Laurel County Schools
“On Saturday, February 17, a NLMS student made a threat against other students. Kentucky State Police arrested the student who is lodged in the Breathitt Detention Center on the Charge of Terroristic Threatening 2nd degree. The Laurel County School District safety protocol was followed in assisting the KSP.
We take all threats seriously and exercise every possible measure to keep our students and staff safe.”
Melanie Callahan, Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of Honor recipient
L-R: Ms. Deana Nantz, CFI instructor, and Ms. Kaitlyn Hubbard, CFI student and published poet, celebrating the importance of creative writing, literature, and language arts.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
7:00 pm at NLHS Auditorium
Click here to view video
L-R: Joseph Robinson, Austin Ramos, and Anthony Gibson are completing a residential electrical wiring project in the construction lab at the CFI.
L-R: Bronson Baker, Elias Kurlinski, Ryan Gaines, and Chris Foley seen here testing electrical switches and relays on the Amatrol Trainers.
Pictured from (L-R): Tessa Manning, Abby McCowan and Micah Holcomb.
L-R: Parker is shown here receiving a belt pack of EMS equipment from Mr. Bowling, CFI Instructor.
Seated L-R: Dr. Jennifer Lindon, President, Hazard Community & Technical College and Dr. Doug Bennett, Superintendent, Laurel County School District.
Standing L-R: Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal, Dr. Ella Strong, HCTC, Mrs. Natasha Watts, HCTC Instructor, Mr. Tharon Hurley, Provost/ Chief Academic Officer, Laurel County School District
We have two parents who are interested in serving on the NLMS SBDM council: Judi Hays and Kristen McCowan.
The election will take place at NLMS on Friday 7/25/2014 from 7:30am - 3:30pm.
Information about the candidates will be available for you to review prior to voting.
Please click on more information below to learn more about the candidates.
Join the Laurel County Dare Program, in partnership with Sunrise Children's Services, for a Town Hall Meeting, "Rise Above Drugs", on Thursday February 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the London Community Center.
Click the Above Link for more details...
The AP Math Study Session Saturday at North Laurel High has been canceled for January 26th.
Dylan Sergent receives instruction from Mr. Karr
Bronson McQueen will graduate from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University
Tonya Ford named new Principal at Keavy Elementary
2017 North and South Laurel High Schools Graduations
The Spelling Bee scheduled for Thursday, February 11th will take place at South Laurel Middle School at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 16th.
Wyan Pine Grove 5th Grade Art Students Created the RESPONSIBILITY Banner
Bottom row left to right:
Callie Feltner, Rick Collett, Madison Higgins, Madison Parman, Payten Gregory, Taylor Jones, Assistant Coach and London City Police Officer-Ashley Taylor, Back Row, Maylee Philpot, Daria Casey, Hallie Proffitt, Rebecca Riley, Courtney Foley, Taylor Combs, Chandler Cawood, Addy Rice, Morgan Hoskins, Head Coach Doug Gregory
Cold Hill will be holding Brittain's Butterfly 5K and Fun Run in honor of Stephanie Brittain.
Saturday, May 19th, Fun Run begins at 8:30 AM and the race begins at 9:15 AM.
Location: 70 Souls Harbour Way, London, KY
Race Registration Fee $20.00, Fun Run $10.00
Registration form and additional information.
CFI students in the Health Science program at the Laurel County Center for Innovation attended the 2018 HOSA Conference
Jackson Energy delegates to the Washington Youth Tour leadership program were, from left to right, David Walker House, North Laurel High School; MacKenzie Morris, North Laurel High School; Allison Wade, Jackson County High School; and Jakob Smith, South Laurel High School.
McDaniel Learning Center recognized as Alternative Program of Distinction by the Kentucky Department of Education.
Students from the CFI enjoying learning about the technical applications and programs at the EKU Gaming Institute.
L-R: Sarah Childress of Bush Elementary visiting with CFI Principal, Dr. James M. Davis
Pictured is Alfredo Diaz performing with the Conch Shell sounds that are imagined in student readings.
Laurel County Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 inaugural class of the LCPS Aspiring School Administrator Initiative now through June 30, 2014. . . . more information
Click here to view 2018 Elementary Basketball Schedule
CFI student Johnathon Sheehan plans to become a certified pilot
Pictured from L to RL Mark Sizemore, SLHS, Bret McIntosh, NLMS, and Jon Oliver, Hunter Hills Elementary
You are invited to attend our school matinee performances held on March 12 and 14 on the
campus of SLMS!
Performances will begin at 10:00am and 1:00pm each day. The show runs
approximately an hour and fifteen minutes long.
Tickets are $2 for students and can be reserved
by emailing or calling Shawn Sizemore at SLMS. firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell Phone: 606.312.3537 School Phone: 606.862.4745
Click here to view video,
Eclipse Eye Safety for Children
from the Kentucky Department
of Public Health
The Laurel County Public Schools are providing free meals this summer, see sites and times below. Call 606.862.4600 for more information.
CHANGES TO THE EVENT!: Phil Chalmer's "True Lies School Assembly" will now be presented at both Laurel County High Schools on Friday, April 26th 2013.
North Laurel High School from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
South Laurel High School from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
There will also be an evening Presentation in the community for parents and teens at
Corinth Baptist Church, on Old Whitley Road, in London
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm April 26th, 2013
London City Police and Chief S. Walker in partnership with the Laurel County Board of Education
Congratulations to the SLMS 6th Grade Boys Basketball Team, 13th Region Runner-Up.
Pictured is Kiley Collett beside her cereamics piece, "Tainted Love." Also, pictured is a ceramic piece titled "Tree of Knowledge" created by Sadie Durant.
Laurel County Schools
Center for Innovation
Solar Eclipse Production
SLHS Academic Team pose for a picture with US Capital in the background.
March 16-18 at 7pm and March 19 at 3pm. $10 admission, $5 for children 5 and under
Click the above link for more details.
There will be a public meeting on Nutrition and Physical Activity, to be held at the Laurel County Board of Education on January 31 at 9:00 am.
Wyan-Pine Grove teacher Edwina Grimes recevied her award from WLEX Cheif Meterologist Bill Meck.......
Featuring Artisans from: COLD HILL, HUNTER HILLS, KEAVY, LONDON, SUBLIMITY, WYAN-PINE GROVE, SOUTH LAUREL MIDDLE and SOUTH LAUREL HIGH.
Held in the South Laurel High School Auditorium
March 12th thru the 14th from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
March 15th and 16th 8:00 am to 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
March 17th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Awards and Reception March 18th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Faculty, staff, and administrators from Laurel Heights and the Center for Innovation observe the signing of the Clinical Practicum agreement between Mrs. Kathey Young, Administrator of Laurel Heights Nursing Home, and Dr. Doug Bennett, Superintendent of Laurel County Schools.
L-R: Travis Lawson, Hannah Roberts, and Katie Burgmans wearing their medals with CFI Pride!
Lucas McGhee earned 1st place in Technical Math
Taylor Burdine earned 2nd place in Technical Math.
The Laurel County Bands represented their KMEA district with Distinguish performances. North Laurel High School, North Laurel Middle School, South Laurel High School and South Laurel Middle School all received distinguished honors at the Spring Concert Festival held in Somerset on March 27th.
Matthew Sanders finished 1st in the Cumberland Falls Chapter Math Counts Competition.
Team members pictured left to right: (Front Row) Matthew Sanders, Will White, Nathan Sanders and Colby Joseph. (Back Row) Coach Susan Cornelius, Chesney Jacobs, Jessica King, Coach Melissa Neeley, Allison Pham, Haani Khan, and Assistant Brittany Eversole
Expo Keynote Speaker
Top right picture L-R: Haley Smith, Autumn Smith, Caitlin Barton, and Drew Collett collaborating to present on the public health crisis of substance abuse, drug addiction, and prevention.
Bottom left picture L-R: Lindsey Gregory, Landen Roark, and Veronica Vanover provided public health presentations on Youth Smoking, Juvenile Diabetes, and Alcohol Abuse and Prevention.
The South Laurel Middle School Band competed at the Kings Island Music in the Park Festival on April 26th and won first place in their class and Overall Best Middle School Concert Band.
The Huner Hills PTO will be hosting a 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10 am on Wilson Street (next to Corbin Recreation Park). Registration is $20 per person. Those who pre-register will receive a t-shirt.
Connor McKinney and Dustin Chestnut of the NLHS Bass Fishing Team placed 7th at the KHSAA Regional Tournament on Sunday April 7. McKinney and Chestnut have qualified for the KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament.
Winner to be awarded $100
June 3-7, 2013 9:00-3:30
On Saturday October 20, the North Laurel High School Band performed at the KMEA Class 5A East Regional at Montgomery County High School in Mt Sterling. The Jaguar Band placed in the top 8 and will now travel to Bowling Green to perform in the State Marching Band Championships Semifinals at Western Kentucky University On Saturday October 27. The band will perform at 11:15 am Central Time.
We will be "Raisin" Money for the Arts
Friday, September 14th from 3:30-5:30
Click on the above link to find out more information about this fun event!
The awards were chosen by music teachers from South Central and South Eastern Kentucky.
Both Mr. Wooley and Ms. Smith will now be in the running for the state awards to be presented at the KMEA Conference in Louisville in February.