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Preschool Summer Enrollment Days

Enrollment in the Kenton County School District's preschool program will take place at various dates over the summer.

Summer Learning Kickoff & 21st Century Showcase


Join us on Thursday, April 26th to get the scoop on our exciting Summer Learning Program “SUMMER OF STEAM!” Piner’s 21st Century Program will be hosting the night and providing lots of fun activity for families, snacks, and prizes. Students currently in grades K-4 who attend will get the first chance to register for the “SUMMER OF STEAM” Program. If registered during the event students will get their faces painted and be entered in a Grand Prize Drawing! You do not want to miss this exciting night with your family!

Support your school at KCSD night with the Florence Freedom!

Support your school by attending the Florence Freedom game on Friday, May 18. Tickets are just $10 (which includes all fees), and $4 from every ticket sold will come back to your school! In addition, the Team Kenton Foundation will receive a portion of the profits. 

Summer Learning Programs

Thank you for your support of our Boosterthon Fun Run! We were able to earn enough money to support our Summer Learning Programs, and keep them open and free for all students! In addition to our Me and My School program for incoming Kindergarten students, we are making plans for our free Summer Learning Program for students entering grades 1-5!  This summer’s theme is “The Summer of STEAM”, and the focus will be on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math in addition to reading.  As we did last year, we will collaborate with the 21st CCLC program, with the SLP running Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  Each student in the program will receive a free lunch daily. The 21st CCLC will operate from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and all day on Fridays. (Please note: there is a small registration fee for the 21st CCLC program.) The dates this year will be June 11-July 6. Registration forms will be available at our Summer Program Kick Off on April 26, and will be sent home with all students April 27.  Please consider signing your child up for these programs, and keep them learning over the summer! Registration forms are due by Friday, May 25, 2018.

MAP Testing

This week we will begin our end of the year MAP testing for all students in grades K-5, in the areas of Reading and Math.  This assessment provides us with important information about how much each student has grown academically over this past year, and pinpoints areas of strength and areas to work on.  Please encourage your child to do his or her best on MAP, as we use these results to determine entry into specific programs (such as RTI, Read to Achieve, Read 180, System 44, and Prep+) as well as in classroom instruction to address individual areas of need.

Coming Soon: KPREP

In just four weeks our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will take the KPREP state test.  We will test May 16-18, May 21 and May 23 in the areas of reading (all), math(all), science (4th), on-demand writing (5th) and social studies (5th).  This is our chance to showcase how well our students have mastered the Kentucky Academic Standards, and is our “report card” to the state.  We are excited to show our students’ growth and achievement! Our goal is to be a 5 STAR SCHOOL on Kentucky’s new accountability measure!

SBDM Parent Representatives Wanted!

Parents, have you been looking for a way to get more involved with your child’s school? Consider running for the School Based Decision Making Council!  The purpose of our SBDM Council is to make decisions that will help our students continue to improve academic achievement.  Each year we elect 2 parent representatives to our SBDM Council. Commitments include an initial 6 hour training and a one hour monthly meeting.  Please contact the office for a parent nomination form. The election will be held at the Work Ethic Awards on May 24.  Questions?

Call 356-2155.

Arts for Life Night is May 2 Art

The Kenton County School District will celebrate its young artists during Arts for Life Night on May 2.

Food Drive Next Week

Piner Elementary Food Drive

   April 23-27th     

The Family Resource Center will be holding a Food Drive in order to assist local families in need. All items collected will be donated to Action Ministries for distribution to the community.


Monday, 4/23/18: Canned fruit

Tuesday, 4/24/18: Canned Vegetables

Wednesday, 4/25/18: Canned Soup

Thursday, 4/26/18: Peanut Butter and Jelly

Friday, 4/27/18: Boxed Pasta (spaghetti, mac & cheese)


The classroom that collects the most items will win a Pajama Day!

South Kenton Community Day

South Kenton Community Day will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10:00 to 4:00.

Free Admission, Free Parking, Kids' Games, Eats, and Drinks will be available.

Where:1773 Bracht Piner Road on Kentucky Highway 17

Facebook @ 2018 South Kenton Community Day

KCSD Board approves School Resource Officers in all schools

The Kenton County School District Board of Education has approved security coverage by police officers in all schools for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year.


Help Us Raise Funds for our 1-to-1 Technology at Piner with Amazon Smile

Help us raise funds for 1-to-1 Technology at Piner with AmazonSmile!

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Piner every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. And yes, you may still use your Amazon Prime benefits!

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations? Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select Piner Elementary to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

Sign up today! Funds raised from the AmazonSmile Foundation will be used to support our 1-to-1 student program at Piner Elementary.

Thank you for your support!

Camp Invention

Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward! All children living in the Kenton County school district area are invited- public, private or home schooled to Summit View Academy Camp Invention’s summer program to explore the technology behind self-driving cars and create vehicles of the future, build their very own “smart” homes, design a mechanical robot dog and take home an Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces. SVA educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up! Early registration discounts are available, so don’t delay. Visit campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to register. Use promo code Ideas25 to save $25 (expires 3/23) and Ideas15 to save $15 (expires 5/4). Camp will be held week of June 18-22, 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. KCSD Employees receive special discount!  Please email Krista Miller, Camp Director at krista.miller@kenton.kyschools.us with additional questions.

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

Inside Kenton County: April 6

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