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Shared Responsibility Plan to be presented

Kentucky education leaders will host a joint press release at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Woodford County High School, 180 Frankfort St, Versailles, KY 40383 to present alternatives to a public pension reform plan that has been presented by the office of Gov. Matt Bevin.

The Shared Responsibility Plan is designed to address challenges and financial shortcomings of the current state employee pension fund while also ensuring the longterm stability of the many areas of public service that provide the foundation for life in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Those include the areas of public education, law enforcement and emergency response, and all aspects of city and county government, such as roads and infrastructure, municipal utilities and judicial processes.

Inside Kenton County with Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb

Check out the latest edition of Inside Kenton County with Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9NXTZLRikk&feature=youtu.be

District Communication Plan

District Communication Plan for Inclement Weather and Imminent Safety Concerns:

River Ridge names Jena Smiddy as new principal Jena Smiddy

Congratulations to Jena Smiddy, who has been named the new principal at River Ridge Elementary!

Health requirements for school attendance

Meeting health requirements for school attendance is an important part of making sure your child is ready for school.

How Do I Enroll a Student? District logo

Click here for information on how to enroll a student in the Kenton County School District.

Support your school at KCSD night with the Florence Freedom!

Support your school by attending the Florence Freedom game on Wednesday, May 24. Tickets are just $10 (which includes all fees), and $4 from every ticket sold will come back to your school! In addition, the Family Resource Center will receive a portion of the profits. 

Special Board Meeting

The Kenton County Board of Education will meet in open session at a special called meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM to annouce the new Superintendent.  The meeting will be held at 1045 Eaton Drive, Fort Wright, KY 41017.

Come celebrate our academic accomplishments District logo

Staff, students, parents and the community are all invited to a celebration of our academic accomplishments on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Simon Kenton High School

Inside Kenton County: Dec. 15

Here is the latest edition of Inside Kenton County: 

Open Swim at Scott High School Aquatics Center Open Swim times

The Kenton County Aquatics Center at Scott High School is offering Open Swim on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, February 10th: 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Friday, February 17th: 6-7:30 PM
  • Friday, February 24th: 4-7 PM
  • Monday, February 27th: 4-6:30; 7-9 PM
  • Tuesday, February 28th: 4-6:30; 7-9 PM

$1– Kids/$2– Adults — No Registration Necessary


Simon Kenton Baseball is state runner up!

Congratulations to the Simon Kenton High School Baseball Team, who is state runner up in the 2017 KHSAA Baseball Tournament.

Frequently Asked Transportation Questions school bus

As we get ready to begin a new school year, here are some frequently asked transportation questions.

KCSD Veterans Day events American Flag

The Kenton County School District would like to thank all Veterans for their service. Here is a list of events happening across the district.

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners! Paul Kreinbrink from Turkey Foot Middle School was the winner

The Kenton County School District held its annual District Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Dec. 13.


KCSD grads win essay contest Sarah Setters and Reed Spata

Congratulations to Simon Kenton grad Sarah Setters and Scott grad Reed Spata for earning national recognition after receiving first and second place in the National French Week Essay Contest, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.

Both students currently attend the University of the Cumberlands.

Happy Nurses Week to all of our School Nurses! National School Nurse Day

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, with May 10 specifically designed as National School Nurse Day.

Thank you for all that you do and allow this day, School Nurse Day, to shine a very bright light on what you do every day for a better tomorrow. You care for children!  You are a school nurse.

PGA is August 8 -11

The Kenton County School District Professional Growth Academy (PGA) will be August 8 - 11 at Turkey Foot Middle School.

Dixie students to participate in 'PrinterFaire' PrinterFaire

On Saturday, June 17, The Hellmann Creative Commons (321 W. 12th Street, Covington, KY) will be abuzz with artists for Printer:Faire, a celebration of printmaking featuring several local printmakers. The event, which is the result of a Creative Community Grant from The Center for Great Neighborhoods (The Center), will highlight a variety of print making processes and will run from 10am-5pm. Dixie Heights High School art students will be participating


Safe Schools Week is this week Stop the Bullying

October is Bullying Prevention Month and the Kentucky Center for School Safety is proud to announce this year's Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 15-21, 2017. Together we can "Get Involved and Get it Solved, STOP the Bullying!" KCSS stands 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.

Turkey Foot teacher Terri Marti featured on Simply Money radio show

Turkey Foot Middle School practical living teacher Terri Marti was recently featured on the Simply Money radio show on 55KRC.


Kindergarten Registration Date Set

Kindergarten Registration Day is set for Thursday, February 15, 2018 at all Kenton County School District Elementary Schools.

Dixie Senior named Overture Award Finalist

Congratulations to Dixie Heights senior Madyson Haynes, who was named a finalist in the Visual Arts category of the Cincinnati Arts Association Overture Awards..

Cathy Finley named Administrative Assistant to Superintendent and Board Cathy Finley

The Kenton County School District welcomes Cathy Finley in her new role as Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and the Board of Education.

Hope Street Group Teacher Survey

Hope Street Group, as an independent nonprofit, is facilitating the collection of data from teachers in Kentucky to help inform a number of decisions the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will make over the next six to 12 months. All responses are collected anonymously. Your willingness to respond to these questions is appreciated.


Important message regarding immunization changes

A recent amendment to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation on the immunization schedules for attending school added new immunization requirements for the school year beginning on of after July 1, 2018.

Dixie Art Students win Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Results from the Regional Scholastic Art Awards are out, and Dixie Heights High School students have won several awards.

Scott HS boys basketball team makes run to Final Four Scott HS wins 10th Region

Congratulations to the Scott High School boys basketball team, who made a run to the Final Four in the KHSAA Sweet 16 tournament.

Congratulations to our Governor's Scholars! Governor's Scholars Program

Congratulations to the following students, who have been selected to participate in the Governor's Scholars Program this summer.

Twenhofel Band Director named quarterfinalist in 2018 Music Educator Award James Daughters

Congratulations to Twenhofel Band Director James Daughters, who has been named a quarterfinalist for the 2018 Music Educator Award, presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum. 

Thank you for the Stuff the Bus donations Stuff the Bus

The Kenton County School District would like to thank the community and Chick-fil-A for a great day at Stuff the Bus! Over 7,400 school supplies were donated to our Family Resource Centers!

Simon Kenton's Hunter Clark named KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year! Hunter Clark

Congratulations to Simon Kenton Senior soccer player Hunter Clark. She was named the KHSAA Female Student Athlete of the Year!

Mission and Goals of the Kenton County School District KCSD logo

The Kenton County School District has released an updated version of the mission, goals and core beliefs of our district.

Please take a look here: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content2/24682

Kenton County School District school board saluted this month Kenton County School Board

Across the state this month, local school board members, including those in the Kenton County school district, will be saluted by their administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month

Linda Vila-Passione receives Mary Ann Mongan Literacy Award Linda Vila-Passione

Congratulations to Family Community Services Consultant Linda Vila-Passione, who has received the Mary Ann Mongan Literacy Award.

KCSD names interim superintendent

The members of the Kenton County Board of Education are pleased to announce that Mr. Neil Stiegelmeyer has accepted their offer to serve as the Kenton County Interim Superintendent beginning April 1.

KCAIT's Media Arts Scholars win Blue Chip Media Awards Blue Chip Community Media Awards

Congratulations to scholars from the Media Arts Academies at the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology for winning Blue Chip Community Media Awards.

NKY Tribune's Voices from Classroom: Amelia Brown, Taylor Mill Elem.
Dixie Heights NHS hosting pancake breakfast for hurricane relief

Dixie Heights National Honor Society will be sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

NKY Rally for Public Pensions is Oct. 24 Pension Rally

The NKY Public Pension rally isTuesday, Oct. 24 at Dixie Heights at 6 p.m.. Come for a discussion of current pension issues in Kentucky. Everyone is welcome.

2017 Fall Community Education

Please consider participating in a Kenton County Community Education course this fall!!  All courses are open to the public.


KCSD Inclement Weather Policy

With winter approaching, please take time to review the Kenton County School District's Inclement Weather Policy: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content/786


Cross-country athletes compete at state meet

Congratulations to the following students who competed at the KHSAA state cross country meet at the Kentucky Horse Park on Nov. 4.

Turkey Foot's Abby Kane wins National Scholastic Writing Award Abby Kane

The Scholastic Writing Awards have completed their national judging and Turkey Foot 7th grader Abby Kane has won a distinguished Silver Medal for a personal narrative she wrote earlier this year.

Congratulations to our Excellence in Education winners!

The Kenton County School District was well-represented at the annual Northern Kentucky Education Council Excellence in Education banquet.

Congratulations to our state tennis players

Congratulations to four tennis players from Kenton County who competed in the KHSAA state tennis tournament in doubles.

Stuff the Bus is July 31 Stuff the Bus

Help the Kenton County School District Stuff the Bus! Head to the Chick-fil-A in Fort Wright on Monday, July 31 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., donate three or more school supplies, and get a coupon for a free Original Chicken Sandwich!

Simon Kenton's Deborah Brock selected as PAEMST finalist Deborah Brock

Congratulations to Simon Kenton teacher Deborah Brock, who has been selected as a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program.  


New online employment application system beginning Monday, October 16, 2017

Please be advised the Kenton County School District will convert to a new employment application system on Monday, October 16, 2017. The link to the new application system will be available at 8:00 am on 10/16/17.  Please visit the Human Resource’s webpage for more information related to this exciting change!

Two Dixie Heights students earn perfect score on ACT Madison Webster and Logan Wibberly

Congratulations to Madison Webster and Logan Wibberly from Dixie Heights High School. They earned a perfect score of 36 on the March ACT.

Alert: Snow Removal Maintenance Changes for Some Kenton County Roads

With winter approaching, the Kenton County School District wanted to make parents, students and the community aware of changes coming to snow removal maintenance on some roads.

Winter/Spring Community Education Opportunities KCSD Community Education

Here is a list of Community Education courses available for this winter/spring. All courses are open to the public.

ASCENT Arts Application Deadline is March 23

Don't forget the ASCENT Arts application deadline is Thursday, March 23!

Dixie Senior wins National Scholastic Art Award Over the Edge by Jack Reynolds

Congratulations to Dixie Heights senior Jack Reynolds, who has won a silver medal in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for his photograph titled "Over the Edge."

Ryland's Carla Oetinger is semifinalist for KY Teacher of the Year Carla Oetinger

Carla Oetinger from Ryland Heights Elementary is a semifinalist for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award.

SVA student named finalist for Read 180 award Kylie Lewis

Congratulations to Summit View Academy 5th grader Kylie, who was named a finalist in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s 180 Awards contest.

Two KCAIT students selected as 2017 PBS Emperor Science Award winners Will Broomhead and Alec Puckett

Five high school students from Kentucky, including two from KCAIT, have been named 2017 winners in the Emperor Science Award Program, sponsored by PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer.

Hinsdale Elementary welcomes Angela Castleman as new principal

The Kenton County School District welcomes Angela Castleman as the new principal at R.C. Hinsdale Elementary!

Scott volleyball team wins KVCA Team Academic Award again

Once again, the Scott High School volleyball team has won the 2017 KVCA Team Academic Award.

Dixie Heights art students earn recognition

Congratulations to the following students selected to exhibit in the Brescia University Juried High School Art Competition:

KCSD students, teacher to present at KMEA Festival Twenhofel Symphonic Band

Here is some exciting music news from the Kenton County School District

Simon Kenton students named National Merit Finalists Chelsea Russell and Victor Papyshev

Congratulations to Chelsea Russell and Victor Papyshev from Simon Kenton, who have been named National Merit Finalists.

Congratulations to the Women's Engineering Academy Team 8660C Team 8660C

Team 8660C of the Women's Engineering Academy received the Judges Award at this past week's State VEX robotics Competition. 

KCSD students compete in state archery competition Paige Robbins and Holly Snow

Congratulations to all students who participated in the KHSAA state archery tournament on April 18.

Ray Stanley named principal at Turkey Foot Middle School

The Kenton County School District welcomes Mr. Ray Stanley as the new principal at Turkey Foot Middle School.

Kenton County School District Teacher Joins Prestigious State Fellowship Amelia Brown

Amelia Brown has been chosen to provide leadership in education policy design and implementation as a Teacher Fellow for the 2017-2018 Hope Street Group Kentucky State Teacher Fellowship.

Big honor for Twenhofel Jazz Band Twenhofel Jazz Band

The Twenhofel Middle School Jazz Band has been invited to perform at the 2018 Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kenton Co. preschools earn 5-star rating!

The Kenton County Preschool Programs have achieved 5 Stars in Kentucky’s All Star Rating System through the Cabinet of Health and Family Services, Department of Community Based Services, Division of Child Care and the Kentucky Department of Education. 

Kenton County celebrates state test scores

The 2017 Kentucky State Report Card has been released, and once again, the Kenton County School District is classified as Distinguished!  

The Kentucky Department of Education did not label schools based on the 2017 data as the state accountability model is transitioning to a new accountability model.  However, to honor the work and maintain continuity in the interim, the district utilized the same formula to assign designations to the schools and district. 

Congratulations to our Excellence is Everywhere winners Excellence is Everywhere winners

The Kenton County School District held its 3rd Annual Excellence is Everywhere banquet on Nov. 2. The event honors outstanding teachers in our district.

Congratulations, Dixie Cheerleaders! Dixie Heights Cheerleaders

Congratulations to the Dixie Heights High School varsity cheerleading squad, who won their first UCA National Championship!

Lady Pioneer Basketball team wins 8th Region

Congratulations to the Simon Kenton girls basketball team, who won the 8th Region Tournament and earned a berth in the KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 tournament.

Twenhofel Symphonic Band named Exemplary Performance Group Twenhofel Band

The Twenhofel Middle School Bands performed in Greaves Hall at Northern Kentucky University on Monday, March 6, for the Large Ensemble State Performance Assessment sponsored by the Kentucky Music Educators Association.


The Kenton County School District has again been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. KCSD’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.

Summer Swim Lessons at Scott High School

We are excited to announce that the Campbell County YMCA and Scott High School are teaming up again this year for swimming lessons.

KCSD Transportation named 'Garage of the Year'

Congratulations to the Kenton County School District Transportation Department, who was named 'Garage of the Year' at the annual Student Transportation Association of Kentucky (STAK) conference.

Summer Open Swimming at Aquatics Center at Scott High School

Here are the summer open swim hours for the Aquatics Center at Scott High School. The pool is open to the public and the fee is $1 per person.

Beginning Sept. 18, students allowed to enter buildings 50 minutes before start

Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, students will be allowed to enter their school building up to 50 minutes before the start of school.

Congrats to our National Merit Semi-Finalists

Several students in the Kenton County School District have been named National Merit Semi-Finalists!

Woodland football wins another championship Woodland football

This is Woodland’s third championship in the last five years.

Leann Lewis named NKEA Teacher of the Year Leann Lewis

Congratulations to Leann Lewis of Simon Kenton, who was named the Northern Kentucky Education Association (NKEA) Teacher of the Year. 

High School Graduation Dates set

The Kenton County Board of Education has approved the following dates and times for high school graduation:

Several KCSD students selected for Governor's School for the Arts

Congratulations to the following students, who have been accepted to the 2017 Governor's School for the Arts:

VIDEO: Metamorphosis helping children learn healthy lifestyles

When officials with Erlanger Elsmere and Kenton County school districts wanted to engage elementary students about health lifestyles, using metamorphosis as a parallel was the result.

Dixie's Hunter Blair earns National Achievement Hunter Blair

Hunter Blair has been recognized with a national 2017 Yes I Can Award Nomination by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) as part of its annual convention on April 21 in Boston.

KCAIT Scholars win LGEC Regionals Winning scholars

Congratulations to scholars from the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology's (KCAIT) for winning the Lieutenant Governors Entrepreneurship Challenge Regionals!

Kenton County School District welcomes Dr. Henry Webb as superintendent Dr. Henry Webb

The Kenton County School District is pleased to announce Dr. Henry Webb as the next Superintendent.

Scott Volleyball wins 4th straight region tournament Scott Volleyball

Congratulations to the Scott High School Volleyball Team, who won their fourth straight 10th Region tournament!

Congratulations to these Odyssey of the Mind teams

Congratulations to the following Odyssey of the Mind Teams who competed in the Northern Regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament on Feb. 25:

KCSD participating in Summer Feeding Program

Student Nutrition is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge.

Simon Kenton Girls Soccer in 3rd straight state tournament Simon Kenton Girls Soccer

Congratulations to the Simon Kenton High School Girls Soccer Team. They won their third straight 8th Region title.

Scott's Lindsey Fox wins 2nd straight state diving championship Lindsey Fox

Congratulations to Scott High School's Lindsey Fox, who won her 2nd straight state diving championship.

Woodland's Roger Hall recognized as Barnes and Noble 'Favorite Teacher' Roger Hall

Congratulations to Woodland Middle School Teacher Roger Hall, who has been recognized as a winner in Barnes and Noble's 'My Favorite Teacher' Contest.

Kenton Elementary Students network with DreamWakers

Fifth grade students in Mrs. Reynold's class at Kenton Elementary had the opportunity to network with the DreamWakers organization.

Congratulations, Dixie Art Club! Dixie Art Club

The Dixie Art Club participated in sidewalk chalk paintings at CliftonFest in Cincinnati. 

Students won the following awards in the KyAEA sponsored student art show held at the state convention:

SK's Casey Cornett wins state wrestling championship Casey Cornett

Congratulations to Simon Kenton's Casey Cornett, who again won the KHSAA state wrestling championship in his class.

Congratulations to Hinsdale Elementary!

Congratulations to Hinsdale Elementary! They were the Regional Winner for for Kentucky’s High Attendance Day in the large elementary category this year!

UpSpring Summer Employment Opportunities

After a wildly successful first year, the Kenton County School District is continuing our work with UpSpring to provide a summer camp for our students who are homeless.   The camp is a healthy mix of academics and new experiences for students.  This will not only be a great summer job but an awesome opportunity for our staff members to continue making a difference this summer.