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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.

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.

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

Team Kenton Foundation seeking submissions for Outstanding Kenton County Graduate Team Kenton Foundation

Know a Kenton County Graduate who is amazing? The Team Kenton Foundation is seeking nominations for an Oustanding Kenton County Graduate.

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.

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.


Kim Mott, Michelle Cobb named new principals

The Kenton County School District is pleased to announce two new principals in our district beginning in the 2018-19 school year. Kim Mott will be the principal at Caywood Elementary, and Michelle Cobb will be the principal at Ryland Heights Elementary.

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.


Registration now open for spring swim lessons at Kenton County Aquatic Center

Registration is now open for spring swim lessons at the Kenton County Aquatic Center at Scott High School.

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.


Celebrate Public Schools! Public Schools Week

March 12-16 is Public Schools Week in Kentucky! All schools are encouraged to make a special effort this week to share all of the amazing things occurring in our public schools utilizing #lovekypubliceducation! 


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

Art students win regional awards

Congratulations to the following KCSD art students, who won all-state northern region awards:

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.


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.

School Safety Procedures in the Kenton County School District

The safety of students and staff is a primary concern in The Kenton County School District. We believe that parents, students, teachers, administrators, and support staff members all have roles in keeping our schools safe. 

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.

Dixie students move on to semifinal round of Overture Awards

Congratulations to the following students for moving to the semifinal round of the Overture Awards: 

Dixie Heights mock trial team wins state Dixie mock trial team

Congratulations to Dixie Heights Mock Trial team for winning State! They advance to compete in nationals which will be held in Nevada in May.

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:

Congratulations to indoor track teams!

Congratulations to the Simon Kenton and Dixie indoor track and field teams! The SK boys team won the KTCCCA 3A state championship and the SK girls team finished as runner up. The Dixie Heights girls team won the 3A championship.

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.

Simon Kenton girls basketball wins 8th region again

Congratulations to the Simon Kenton girls basketball team, who won the 8th Region Championship and will now go on to compete in the KHSAA Sweet 16 State Tournament.


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.

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.

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.

United Message of Urgency from NKY Superintendents

Do you know the impact the proposed budget may have on your child and your community?


Scott's Lindsay Fox wins 3rd straight diving title Lindsey Fox

Congratulations to Scott High School diver Lindsey Fox, who won her third straight KHSAA diving title.

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!

Scott student's artwork selected for Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse banner banner

Congratulations to Savannah McDonald from Scott High School, whose artwork will be featured on a banner from the Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse.

Dixie Heights swim team earns 2nd overall in the state Dixie Swim Team

Congratulations to the Dixie Heights High School swim team, who earned state runner up honors at the KHSAA swim meet.

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.

KCAIT Scholar wins Emperor Science Award Will Broomhead

Congratulations to KCAIT Scholar Will Broomhead, who has won the Emperor Science Award and a $1500 stipend that he is using to purchase 700 foldscopes (similar to microscopes) to donate to five Northern Kentucky schools.

Congratulations to the Simon Kenton bowling team! Simon Kenton bowling

Congratulations to the Simon Kenton boys bowling team, who finished as the state-runner up in the KHSAA State Bowling Tournament!

KCSD wrestlers compete at state meet

Congratulations to several KCSD students from Dixie Heights, Scott and Simon Kenton high schools who competed at the KHSAA state wrestling tournament.

Inside Kenton County: March 9

Here is the latest edition of Inside Kenton County: 

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.

Kenton County School District to honor leaders during School Board Recognition Month Kenton County School Board

Kentucky will again observe January as School Board Recognition Month and the Kenton County School District is joining in the celebration.

NKU Announces Teaching and Learning Career Pathway Partnership with Kenton County Schools

Northern Kentucky University’s College of Education and Human Services and Kenton County Schools have partnered to create a new Teaching and Learning Career Pathway. This new program is designed for students wanting to become an educator and will provide opportunities to identify potential future educators.

Turkey Foot's Dwayne Humphrey chosen as C3 Award Winner Dwayne Humphrey

Congratulations to Turkey Foot Middle School teacher Dwayne Humphrey, who has been selected as a C3 Outstanding Educator in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region.

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:

Art Students win Regional Scholastic Awards

Congratulations to the following Dixie Heights, Scott and Simon Kenton High School students, who all received Scholastic Art Awards.

KCSD banner to be displayed during KSBA conference KSBA BAnner

Thank you to the following Dixie Heights HIgh School students who created the Kenton County School District banner that will displayed at the annual KSBA conference in March:

Taylor Mill Elementary teacher featured in national publication

Taylor Mill Elementary teacher Casey Kirk recently wrote an article that was featured in the February/March edition of the National Art Education Association Newsletter.

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!

High School students to participate in OECD Test

The Kenton County School District is pleased to announce that Dixie Heights, Scott, and Simon Kenton High School students will participate in the OECD Test for Schools in February. 

Spring Community Education Courses Community Education

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

Preschool Screenings Scheduled

The next Preschool Screenings are scheduled for Friday, March 23 and Friday, May 4, 2018.  If you have concerns about your 3 or 4 year old’s development please call the Preschool Office 859-957-2632.

The Kenton County School District offers an engaging preschool program to area children. The preschool program is available to 3- and 4-year-old children who live in the district and meet eligibility requirements

KCSD congratulates two new National Board Certified Teachers

The Kenton County School District congratulates Emily Harmon from Hinsdale Elementary and Jennifer Phipps from Piner Elementary for earning their National Board Certification.

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