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KY Education Commissioner to visit Simon Kenton on March 13 for Town Hall Meeting Education Town Hall

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt will be hosting a series of regional Town Hall Meetings across the Commonwealth
to gather feedback from Kentuckians on a new accountability system that has been under development for the past year. The first Town Hall Meeting will be on Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. local time in northern Kentucky at Simon Kenton High School in Independence.

Read Across America is March 4 at Florence Mall

Join us for Read Across America on Saturday, March 4 at Florence Mall.

ArtsWave Sampler Weekend ArtsWave

The Macy's ArtsWave sampler weekend is Feb. 18-19, and it's a great opportunity for free family fun!

Student artwork on display at Thomas More

Congratulations to the following Dixie Heights High School students, who had their artwork selected for the Thomas More College High School Art show.

October 16-22 is Safe Schools Week

Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt has signed a proclamation declaring that October 16-22 is Safe Schools Week in Kentucky.  Hinsdale will be promoting this event the week of October 24th.

KCSD celebrates 8 Distinguished schools

The Kenton County School District is pleased to announce that eight of its schools have been ranked Distinguished, according to data released in the 2015-16 Kentucky School Report Card.

Dixie's Tom Spritzky to be inducted in NKAD Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Dixie Heights Assistant Principal Tom Spritzky for being inducted into the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Hall of Fame. 


Three KCSD students named National Merit Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to Andrew Perry of Dixie Heights High School, and Victor Papyshev and Chelsea Russell from Simon Kenton High School for being named 2017 National Merit Semi-Finalists!

Project ASCENT and ASCENT Arts Open House

Please join us for a Project ASCENT and ASCENT Arts Open House on Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 at Summit View Academy.

Thank you, School Nurses!

Wednesday, May 11th is National School Nurses Day. Please give a 'Thank You' to your school nurse!

Thank you, teachers!

May 2-6, 2016 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. The Kenton County School District would like to thank all of our teachers for all you do for our students.

Congratulations to our Excellence in Education Award Winners

The Northern Kentucky Education Council presented its annual 'Excellence in Education' Celebration on April 28, 2016, and the Kenton County School District took home several awards.

Dixie bass fishing team headed to state

Dixie Heights Bass Fishing is sending the all senior team of Andrew Bernard and Noah Caple to the KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament on Kentucky Lake (Gilbertsville, KY) on May 13-14.

Caywood student wins Storyworks writing contest

Congratulations to Caywood 5th grade student Eva Vallandingham, who won a Storyworks writing contest!

Students selected for Governor's Scholars Program

Congratulations to the following Kenton County School District students who have been selected to participate in the 2016 Governor’s Scholars Program

Arts for Life Night is May 4

The community is invited to attend 'Arts of Life Night' on May 4. Come enjoy the beautiful artwork of some of Kenton County's youngest and finest artists! 


High School Graduation Dates Set

The Kenton County School Board has approved the following dates and times for high school graduation. All ceremonies will take place at BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University.

Kindergarten Registration is Feb. 9

Kindergarten Registration will be Thursday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at all Kenton County elementary schools. Students must be turning 5 by August 1, 2017. 

Thank you, Veterans! Thank you, veterans!

The Kenton School District expresses sincere gratitude to all who have served our country. Thank you and Happy Veterans Day!

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.

Community Education - Advanced Photography

The Kenton County School District is offering an advanced photography community education course.

Registration is now open for PGA, August 9-12

Registration is now open for the Kenton County School District's Professional Growth Academy (PGA), which will be held August 9-12, 2016.

Summer Sports Camps offered at KCSD high schools

Simon Kenton, Scott and Dixie Heights high schools are all offering various sports camps over the summer.

KCAIT alumna named Purdue Devito Scholar

Congratulations to Kayla Marzian, a graduate of Dixie Heights High School and an alumna of the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology, who was recently named a Devito Scholar at Purdue University. Kayla credits KCAIT for helping her achieve this honor.

KDE encourages all students to apply to the 2016-17 Commissioner's Student Council

The Commissioner's Student Council is a year-long program for Kentucky public school students in grades 10-12. The council will play a vital role in providing input regarding issues that face education in Kentucky and work with KDE staff to develop ideas that will work to improve and transform education.

Author Gene Yang to visit Dixie Heights

Author and graphic novelist Gene Yang will visit Dixie Heights High School on Friday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m.

Students or staff interested in purchasing a book should download an order form here.

Health Fair is Nov. 12 Health Fair is Nov. 12

Dixie Heights High School (3010 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, KY) is hosting a Health Fair on November 12th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This FREE event is open to the community. 

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


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.

Summer camp open house on April 7

Looking for summer programs or child care for your children? Come to our Summer Camp Open House to get information from local agencies on their summer programs!

The event is Thursday, April 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dixie Heights High School cafeteria.

Stuff the Bus is July 26

Chick-fil-A Houston Road is sponsoring the annual Stuff the Bus Competition on Tuesday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone donating three or more school supplies will receive a coupon for a free chicken sandwich!

Ryland FRYSC receives Kynect Partner of the Year Award

Susan Martin, Coordinator for the Ryland Heights Elementary Family Resource Center, received the Kynect Partner of the Year Award from the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission for her work with the Kynect Program and Ryland Families.

Schools recognized for PBIS

It is with great honor that the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline/KY PBIS Network recognizes the following schools in the Kenton County Schools with the Fidelity Sticker to place on their PBIS banner. 

Ft. Wright Elementary Principal Tina Wartman receives math award Tina Wartman wins MESA Award

Congratulations to Fort Wright Elementary Principal Tina Wartman, who received the 2016 Ann S. Booth Mathematics Education Service and Achievement Award (M.E.S.A. Award) on Friday, November 4.

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.

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.

Odyssey of the Mind teams compete at state

Congratulations to the following Kenton County Schools who placed at the State Odyssey of the Mind competition at Western Kentucky University.

Congrats to KY Upstream Expo Scholarship winners!

On Monday, May 16, scholars from the Kenton County Academy of Innovation and Technology participated in the Kentucky Upstream Expo at Northern Kentucky University's Digitorium.

Dr. Cox Cruey wins KAPT Superintendent of the Year

Congratulations to Superintendent Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey, who was awarded the KAPT (Kentucky Association of Pupil Transportation) Superintendent of the Year!

Back to School Health Requirements

It’s time for parents to start thinking about health requirements for back to school! Meeting health requirements for school attendance is an important part of making sure your child is ready for school.  These requirements provide the assurance that your child is not only up-to-date on necessary immunizations, but also that he/she is healthy to attend school.  Keep your child “on track” by making sure that he/she meets the health requirements every school year.

Scott volleyball team headed to state for 3rd year in a row Photo via Twitter

Congratulations to the Scott High School volleyball team, who won the 10th Region tournament and will now compete in the KHSAA State Tournament.

Congratulations to our Excellence is Everywhere honorees! Excellence is Everywhere winners

On Thursday, Nov. 3, the Kenton County School District held its second annual 'Excellence is Everywhere' banquet, where we honor outstanding teachers throughout our district.

KCSD wins several OASIS awards The Kenton County School District won four OASIS Awards.

The Kenton County School District was presented with several OASIS (Outstanding Achievement in School Information Services) Awards during the annual KYSPRA conference in Owensboro, Ky.

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..

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."

EPA Recognizes KCSD with 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the Kenton County School District with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. KCSD’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2016.

Registration now open for Camp Invention

Registration is now open for Camp Invention, a summer enrichment program where children will innovate, problem solve and build teamwork. 

Congrats to the Turkey Foot Odyssey of the Mind team

Congratulations to Turkey Foot students Matthew Kane, John Ewing, Leia Rose, Elise Muehlenkamp, Ian Storrs, and Sasha Taylor for winning 6th place at the WorldFinals competition, in Iowa, for Odyssey of the Mind.

SQUARE1 presents entrepreneurship workshop to KCAIT scholars

The Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology and SQUARE1, Inc. teamed up for an entrepreneurship and business basics crash course – Idea to Startup.

KCSD welcomes 2 new principals

The Kenton County School District welcomes two new principals to our district.

River Ridge students win bus safety poster contest

Congratulations to a group of River Ridge fifth grade students, who were selected as one of four winners of the 2016 School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The theme this year was #STOPONRED.

Kenton County School District ranked Distinguished again!

Upon further review from the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kenton County School District is now ranked Distinguished again, according to the 2015-16 School Report Card.

KCSD Superintendent to build school in Dominican Republic Superintendent Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey

Terri Cox-Cruey, Ed. D, Kenton County School District Superintendent, will travel with Lifetouch Memory Mission® to build a school in the Dominican Republic January 16–24, 2017. The school will be built for the children and families in a small, mountainous farming community.

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.

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. 

The Kenton County School District is hiring!

Are you looking for a job that has benefits? Would you like to work the same schedule as your children? The Kenton County School District has a job for you!

SVA student wins Read 180 Award

Congratulations to Summit View Academy 4th grader Kaleb Watson, who is a 2016 National Read 180 Award Winner!

Congratulations, Class of 2016!

Congratulations to all graduates of Dixie Heights, Scott and Simon Kenton High Schools! Best of luck in the future.

For photo galleries from graduation, click here.

KCSD offering Summer Meal Program

The Kenton County School District is offering free summer meals to school-aged children.

KCAIT Featured in NKY Thrives

Check out this feature on the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology from NKY Thrives!

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.

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.

River Ridge student wins Joseph Beth bookmark contest

Congratulations to River Ridge student Reyhan Onder, who won the Joseph Beth Booksellers bookmark contest.

Summer Swim Lessons at Scott High School

Summer Swim Lessons—With great appreciation we are excited to announce that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!


KCSD hosts parent education nights to talk about social media

The Kenton County School District hosted several parent education nights to inform parents about social media. Online materials and video is now available.

Woodland 8th Grader holds book drive for military Haven Hurtt

Haven Hurtt, an 8th grade student at Woodland Middle School, read an article online that inspired her to begin a book drive.

Simon Kenton girls soccer team complete great season Photo via Twitter

Congratulations to the Simon Kenton girls soccer team, who advanced to the Final Four in the KHSAA State Tournament.

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. 

Piner student wins writing contest

Congratulations to Piner student Eliza Davis, who won the AARP Kenton County Grandparent Writing Contest!

SK's Charity Harrier named KyAEA Art Teacher of the Year Charity Harrier

Congratulations to Simon Kenton teacher Charity Harrier, who has been named the High School Kentucky Art Education (KyAEA) Art Teacher of the Year.

Simon Kenton's Zoeller to play in HS All-American Soccer Game Abigail Zoeller

Congratulations to Simon Kenton senior soccer player Abigail Zoeller, who has been selected to play in the Girls High School All-American Soccer game.

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!

Simon Kenton student wins Scholastic Silver Medal for artwork

Congratulations to Simon Kenton student Kali Burgin, who won a National silver medal in the Scholastic Art Awards for her ceramic piece entitled 'Mushroom.'

2 Woodland students win Calendar Contest Josephine Standtlander and Amber Neuspickle

Congratulations to Woodland students Josephine Stadtlander and Amber Neuspickle, who have been chosen as winners in the Why I Love America Calendar Contest.

Download the KCSD Mobile App! KCSD Mobile App

The Kenton County School District is proud to announce that we have launched a mobile app.

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.

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, and $4 from every ticket sold will come back to your school! In addition, the Kenton County School District Family Resource Youth Service Centers will recieve a portion of the profits.

KCSD Mechanics Honored

Congratulations to the Kenton County School District school bus mechanics, who were presented with a 2-year OSHA Safety Award.

KCSD Inclement Weather Policy

By Terri Cox-Cruey, Ed. D., Superintendent of Kenton County Schools

The winter can be challenging to our instructional rhythm and overall school operations. It is particularly frustrating when events, scheduled well in advance, have to be canceled or postponed. While scheduling and rescheduling events during inclement weather is challenging, our current policy is to work with each school based on their circumstances to make sure the activity takes place for our students. Positive, proactive communication is necessary for all participants as we work together to disseminate information district-wide. I want to take this time to review how decisions are made when weather takes precedent.

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.

2016 Fall Community Education Classes

All events are open to the public.

Fall 2016 Community Education Offerings / Events:

  • Course:    Zumba
  • Course:    American Sign Language for Beginners
  • Course:    Photography – Introductory Course
  • Course:    Photography – Advanced Course Class:
  • Course:    Adult Instructional Basketball – Intermediate Level
  • Course:    Yoga
  • Event:       Community Health Fair (No Registration Necessary)

Please consider participating in a Community Education course this fall.  Click the headline for more information and a registration form.

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners! Spelling Bee winner Jason Kreinbrink with Principal Deb Obermeyer and Deputy Superintendent Barb Martin

Congratulations to Jason Kreinbrink from Turkey Foot Middle School, who won the 2016 Kenton County School District Spelling Bee.

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.

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.

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:

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.

Dr. Cox-Cruey wins Two-Headed Calf Award from Behringer Crawford Museum Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey

Congratulations to our superintendent, Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey, who is a 2017 recipient of the Two-Headed Calf Award from the Behringer-Crawford Museum.

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.

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.