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FEBRUARY 18 4:00-6:00


February 18 4:00-6:00

2018-2019 Yearbooks are Available for Pre-Order yearbook

2018-2019 Yearbooks are Available for Pre-Order.

Go to yearbookforever.com to reserve your copy!

You may also bring money to Miss Veach in room 344.

Yearbook Price: $50.00:  Order deadline is 05/01/2019


Principals Brighten South Laurel Faculty with Some Holiday Cheer principal

SLHS Principal, Jeremy Kidd, and assistant principals, Mark Huff and Crystal Cox, made surprise visits to teachers' classrooms Friday.   Only they weren't there for walk-throughs, observations and all the other tedious principal duties;  they were there to simply thank teachers for their hard work and tell them how much they appreciate them.  They also delivered SLHS spirit shirts.  All staff members, including the support staff received shirts.  Faculty members were also treated to a catered lunch.  The day was also declared "Ugly Christmas Sweater Day.  Students enjoy seeing a different side of the leadership team and teachers.

Academic Teams Ends League Season With Great Results Team

 The SLHS academic team completed their regular league season Tuesday, December 4th

Souder Named New SLHS Girls Basketball Coach

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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!





2018 Elementary Girls and Boys Basketball Tournament Schedule




       Girls Schedule     

   Boys Schedule


Dec. 13th, 14th, 15th @ 7:00 Dec. 16th @ 3:00

Tickets will be sold at the door 

Adults $10 Children $5



Girls Cross Country Region Champs

Boys Cross Country Region Runner-Up


Check out the New Laurel County Public Schools App

Download the new (free) Laurel County Public Schools App


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Laurel County School App


The Tennis Team is having a fish fry on Saturday, October 27th.  It will begin at 1:00 p.m. and go through 5:00 pm.  The meal includes Fish, French Fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, dessert and a drink.  The cost is $10 per plate.  Tickets can be purchased from any member of the tennis team or at the door.  




WEDNESDAY - 70's & 80's



2017-2018 Yearbooks Are In

If you pre-ordered a book, you may come pick it up at the front kiosk any time. If you would like to purchase, please bring 60.00 cash or check with you.

September 20th High Attendance Day!

Attendance HERO

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!

1st Annual "Rule The Roost" 3 on 3 Tournament Rule The Roost

North & South Laurel Boys Basketball Teams are hosting 1st Annual “Rule The Roost” 3 on 3 Tournament on Sept. 29th at the London-Laurel County Wellness Park Courts. You may have up to Four Players on a Team.

We will have Four Divisions for Boys and Girls.

- Elementary 

- Middle School

- High School

Pre-Register by Sept. 22 for $50 a Team. After Sept. 22 its $75 a Team.

The first on-site Pre-Registration is this Saturday, September 15th (10:00am – 1:00pm) at the South Laurel Gym.

More info Contact Coach Sizemore or Coach Davis.



If you are interested in taking the PSAT on October 11th, please see Mrs. Lewis in Guidance.  The cost is $16 and the registration/payment deadline is September 20th.  



College Colors Day faculty college colors

To model the importance of a college education, SLHS Guidance department and Principal Jeremy Kidd planned  a week full of activities celebrating our state colleges.  The week culminated with faculty wearing college colors, students identifying college fight songs and a host of other fun activities.


Click here to view photo gallery. 

Laurel County Public Library College Fair

The Laurel County Public Library will host a college fair from 4-7 PM on September 17.  Every senior student is encouraged to attend.  Representatives from several major KY universities will be present along with KHEAA representative Joplin Rice.

 Read More


September 10 5:00-7:00 pm

Procedures for Parent Vacancy On SBDMC

We are currently accepting nominations for one parent representative to serve one year on the School Based Decision Making Council at SLHS.  Any parent with a child attending SLHS during the 2018-2019 school year is eligible to run. SBDM representatives are required to attend a training session (six hours for a new member/three hours for an experienced member) and monthly meetings. 

If you would like to nominate a candidate for SBDM, please complete this form along with Nominees signature and return it to SLHS by 3:30pm Thursday, August 2, 2018.  Please turn this form in to Mrs. Jennifer Gibbs in the Office at SLHS.

Elections will be held at SLHS on Monday and Tuesday, August 6-7, 2018 from 8:00am until 3:00pm.  Voting will take place in the front lobby of South Laurel High School.

Dates and Times for Class Schedule Distribution and Freshmen Open House

On August 3rd, 9AM -2:00  PM Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors may pick up their class schedules.

Freshmen Open House will be August 6th, 4 PM- 6 PM.

(Parents/Gurardians, If you or your student, will need a spoken foreign language or American Sign Language interpreter for our 9th Grade Open House on 8/6/2018 from 4:00 P.M.. to 6:00 P. M., please notify on our our school administrators by Thursday, August 2nd and we will make every attempt to have on available for you.)

Summer Feeding Information

Summer Feeding Ad

Powder Puff Football Game Tuesday, May 29

SLHS will be having our annual Powder Puff football game on Tuesday May 29. All proceeds will go toward the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. 

This year’s event will also consist of a corn hole tournament, pie face carnival game, and recognition of senior superlatives at half time, along with the traditional men’s dance team performance. 

Parent SBDM Nominee Biographies

The following parents are running for Site Based Decision Making Council Members.  To learn more about them, please click on the following links and read their personal biogrphies.


Shawn Sizemore

Robb Morris

South Laurel High School Parent member Elections


South Laurel High School is accepting nominations for the parent members of the School Based Decision Making Council.  Nominations must be submitted to South Laurel High School by 3:30pm on Friday, May 11th.  Forms may be picked up at South Laurel High School or can be found on SLHS website.
The election will be conducted on Thursday and Friday, May 17th and 18th in the Front Office from 7:30am until 3:30pm.
Parents of current eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh graders who will be enrolled at SLHS in the fall are eligible to be a candidate and to cast a vote.

Nomination Form

Students Place at the State FBLA Conference

Congratualtion to David Mansfield and Emily Dalton for placing at the State FBLA Conference!  David won 4th place in Economics and Emily won 4th place in American Enterprise Project!  Both qualified for FBLA Nationals in Baltimore, Maryland in June!  


Where:  Auditorium

Time:  5:30

Principals, counselors and department heads will be available to share information and answer questions.  


APRIL 10th 5:00-7:00


Please click here to take the KHSAA Survey


April 9th is the FINAL day to submit a senior portrait or baby photo for the yearbook.  

Click here for the photo submission directions or here for slides.

Senior Awards Night

Senior Awards night is scheduled for Thursday, May 24th at 6:00 in the South Laurel High School Auditorium.  Seniors are recognized for receiving college, community, or military scholarships.  Summa and Magna Cum Laude, perfect attendance, and valedictorian/salutatorian are recognized that night as well.


Attention SLHS Students Grades 9-12:

Please click here to take an athletic survey for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.  

South Laurel High School Parent Teacher Conference

SLHS will host parent teacher conferences on April 10th from 5 o'clock til 7 o'clock.  Parents are encouraged to use this time to check on their students' academic progress.


Britt Lawson has been honored as the Chamber of Commerce High School Teacher of the Year!

Way to go Mr. Lawson!


Date:  April 14, 2018

Time:  Red Carpet @ 6:00  Awards @ 7:00

Location:  The Creek Church

SLHS Basketball Camp **Dates Have Changed** Basketball

June 11th - 14th

Boys & Girls going into grades K - 9

Registration Form

DECA Students Do Well at Regional Career Conference DECA2018

DECA Students earn the following recognitions at the Regional Career Conference held at Eastern Kentucky University.  Clink link to see individual results


Kiley Collett Takes 1st Place in Ceramics at EKU Art Show kiley

Kiley Collett finished 1st place in ceramics and gets to go to state,; Sadie Durant finished 2nd place with her ceramics piece.  Only 20 pieces out of 250 gets to go to state so this is a huge accomplishment for Kiley and Sadie and South Laurel. 

To understand what an accomplishment this is,  the last art student attending from Laurel County was Camelia Jackson in the early 90s!  Please congratualte these young ladies for their outstanding accomplishment.  


SLHS student Ethan King qualified to shoot for Team USA in the World Indoor Archery Championship Tournament.  Team USA won the GOLD MEDAL!  Way to go Ethan!  Pictured left to Right:  Curtis Broadnax, Zac Harris and Ethan King.  Photo courtesy of Team USA.  

Laurel County Schools Statement on Copy-Cat Threats

Copy-Cat Threat Statement



Statement Regarding Incident on 2-21-2018 at SLHS

At approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning, an individual was apprehended and detained outside SLHS after attempting to enter the school building and a bus pursuant to an outstanding warrant.  The individual was arrested without incident and transported and lodged in the Laurel County Correction Facility.

Three Academic Team Members Qualify to Compete at the State Level in Written Assessment Team2018

Please congratulate the following academic team members for their accomplishments in written assessment this past weekend at the regional level Governor’s Cup competition.  Their standings qualify them to compete in the state level Governor’s Cup Competition that will be held March 17th-19 in Louisville KY at the Galt House.
Ryan Swinney 2nd place Social Studies
Maren Hoskins 3rd place Arts and Humanities
Ben Herald 4th place Science


Academic Team 1st Place District Champions in Governor's Cup 2018 District Academic Team

Individual Written Assessment Scores and Composition Scores Make Acdemic Team #1 District Champs Governor's Cup.  Follow link to read about individual placement.