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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.


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!  


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

Way to go Mr. Lawson!

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.


NO SCHOOL- Friday, December 2, 2018


Attention SLHS Students Grades 9-12:

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


NO SCHOOL-Friday, January 19, 2018 due to road conditions

NO SCHOOL- Thursday, January 18, 2018

NO SCHOOL- Thursday, January 18, 2018


No School- Tuesday, January 16, 2018


No School-Friday January 5, 2018 due to road conditions


No School


No School-Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Congratulations to Mrs. Amy Cobb Winner of the Signed UK Basketball Ball winner

In order to raise money for choral production expenses, choir students sold raffle tickets for people to win a signed UK Men’s basketball. The winner was Mrs. Amy Cobb. Her lucky ticket was drawn out before the Elf Performance, December 9th. Pictured receiving the basketball is her husband, Mr. Todd Cobb and Mr. Mark Felts, SLHS choir director.  A big thanks to London Chassis DYNO. For donation of the basketball.

Purchase a Raffle Ticket for a Chance to Win University of Kentucky Signed Basketball UK Ball

The choir department is presently selling raffle tickets for $5.00.  The winning ticket will receive an official Nike University of Kentucky basketball that has been autographed by all current team members and Coach Calipari.   The ticket will be drawn the last night of the Elf production, Saturday December 9th.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.  See me in the library to purchase your tickets.

Basektball was donated by London Chassis DYNO.

Statement from Superintendent Dr. Doug Bennett regarding 10/25/2017 Incident

This morning a student had what appeared to be a few BB pellets fall out of his pocket during class.  Another student reported this incident involved a weapon.  The London City Police promptly investigated and found no evidence of anything, but a handful of pellets.  During this time, the school was briefly on lockdown.  As always, we continue to place the safety of our students and staff as our priority.

Student Safety Survey


Follow link to complete 

Student Safety Survey


SENIOR PICTURES:  October 3rd & 4th.  Seniors with last name A-L will be on the 3rd and seniors with last name M-Z on the 4th.  Retakes will be November 6th.  


SLHS Choral Department Presents: Cinderella Cinderella

 Performances are: November 9th, 10th and 11th at 7:00 and November 12th at 3:00.  Tickets are $10.00 and children 5 and under are $5.00.  All performances are at the South Laurel High School Auditorium.  Tickets can be pre-purchased at the school or the night of each performance.




Please click here to take the KHSAA Survey


September 10 5:00-7:00 pm

Parent Teacher Conference October 24th from 4 O'clock to 6 O'clock

South Laurel Administration and faculty will host a parent teacher conference on October 24th.  All stakeholders are encouraged to attend.  This is a great opportunity to talk with teachers and discuss students' progress.  Please make every attempt to attend.


Mrs. Chandler is now taking pre-orders for the 2018 senior t-shirt.  The cost is $20 and you must pre-order/pre-pay to get one.  Extras will not be ordered.  See Mrs. Chandler before November 21 to place your order.  


APRIL 10th 5:00-7:00


Click here to view photo gallery. 


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.  


October 30th with retakes on December 8th.  



Where:  Auditorium

Time:  5:30

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

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.

Statement from Superintendent Dr. Doug Bennett Regarding 9/30/2017 Incident

A threat was made by a South Laurel High School student on social media.  Law enforcement was immediately notified and began investigating.  Since then, all parties involved have been identified and law enforcement has taken action.  While there is no evidence to support a viable threat, we continue to take every possible action to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff.

We appreciate the quick and efficient response of the London City Police Department, School Resource Officers and School Administration.  Any and all threats are taken very serious with student safety always being a top priority.  We encourage parents and guardians to talk with their child about the importance of reporting any threat, whether made verbally, physically or through the use of social media to a school official or local law enforcement.  The procedures and protocols put in place by the district and school worked to address and alleviate this alleged concern.


Attention Seniors:  Keith Ritchie from KHEAA will be at SLHS on October 11 to assist students and or parents with the FAFSA form.  Please contact guidance to schedule an appointment.

Young Smiles is Offering Dental Services to Middle and High School Students

Dental Care Now Be Offered to Middle and High School Students


There will be an alumni boys and girls basketball game on November 11 starting at 4:00.  If you are interested in playing, contact Coach Jeff Davis.  This is for Laurel Co. or South Laurel Alumni.


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.

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.

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Lucas Maxey Scores A Perfect Composite Score of 36 ACT Test LucasM

The students and staff at SLHS salute Lucas for this outstanding accomplishment!  According to ACT more than 2 million students took the test in 2017 and only 2,760 students made a perfect score.  On Average, only around one-tenth of 1% of all test takers earn this score. This accomplishment places Lucas in a very prestigious category.  He can expect to be recruited by the nation's top colleges.  

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.


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