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Spelling Bee spelling bee

CONGRATULATIONS, to our Spelling Bee winner Alexis Pennington, and Runner Up, Madison McKnight.

2018 Elementary Girls and Boys Basketball Tournament Schedule




       Girls Schedule     

   Boys Schedule

Family Reading Night book

Come out on Thursday September 6th from 4:30-6:00 pm to Camp Ground's NEW and IMPROVED library for the first family reading night of the year.  Along with being able to read and take AR tests, there will also be board games to play and prizes that will be given away.  Come check out our new library!  We hope to see you all there!!

2018-2019 Supply Lists school supplies
Pete the Cat's GROOVY Family Reading Night pete the cat

Come join us on Thursday April 12th from 4:30-6:30 for a Pete the Cat GROOVY Family Reading Night.  This will be our last reading night of the year.  So come and enjoy some snacks, crafts, and finish out the year strong with AR.  Can’t wait to see you there!

Preschool Information

Preschool Registration

Laurel County Schools Statement on Copy-Cat Threats

Copy-Cat Threat Statement



Archery archery

CONGRATULATIONS to Reece Weaver and Jaren Overbey for placing in the regional archery tournament!


NO SCHOOL- Friday, December 2, 2018

Read Across America Week- Dr. Seuss Week dr seuss

To celebrate Read Across America Week and the birthday of Dr. Seuss we will be having dress up days the week of February 26th-March 2nd.  Below are the dress up days.


Monday February 26th- "Cat in the Hat"- Hat Day, wear your favorite hat.

Tuesday February 27th- "Fox in Socks"- Crazy Sock Day, wear your crazy socks.

Wednesday February 28th- "Oh the Places You'll Go"- Career Day, dress up as what you want to be when you grow up.

Thursday March 1st- "Sleep Book"- Pajama Day, wear your pajamas to school.

Friday March 2nd- Favorite Character Day, dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character.


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

Camp Ground Spelling Bee Winners spelling bee

CONGRATUALTIONS to our Camp Ground Spelling Bee Winners!  Jaren Overbey came in 1st place and Reece Weaver came in 2nd place.  Both will compete in district spelling bee in January.


Christmas Family Reading Night reading night

We will be having a Gingerbread Christmas Family Reading Night on Thursday December 7th from 4:30-6:30 pm.  Our Holiday book fair will be open that night too, so parents and students can shop.  Along with the book fair other activities include:

  • Reading/AR tests
  • Prize Giveaways
  • Crafts
  • Snacks
  • Photo Booth
  • Gingerbread House Contest Voting

Come join us for a night of fun!  Hope to see everyone there!

Book Fair book fair

Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read!  Come to our Book Fair.  We will be having a 3 day Holiday book fair Wednesday Decmber 6th -Friday December 8th.  Students will be able to visit the book fair during school hours those 3 days.

Gingerbread House Contest gingerbread house

We are seeking out confection creativity for our Gingerbread contest.  We will be having a gingerbread house decorating contest from Friday December 1st-Thursday December 7th.  Below is a list of rules for the contest:


  • Your creation doesn't have to be a house.  It can be a barn, church, castle, some other structure, or even a local church.
  • Creations can be dropped off beginning Friday December 1st-Thursday December 7th.
  • Creations must be picked up by Friday December 8th.
  • Attach a 3x5 index card listing the title of your creation and your name.
  • Creations must be constructed mainly of gingerbread and icing.  Gingerbread kits are fine too.
  • It must be made of edible materials with the exception of the surface it is mounted on.
  • The display must be mounted on a piece of plywood or cardboard no larger than 20x20.
  • Students, teachers, and parents will vote for their favorite during Family Reading Night on Thursday December 7th.  The winners will be announced on Friday December 8th.

A note will be sent home with all the above information on it.  


Summer Feeding Sites

United Way and Laurel County Public School Summer Feeding Program

NO SCHOOL- Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17

NO School March 16 and 17

NO SCHOOL- Friday, February 24 and Monday February 27

NO School- Friday and Monday

100th Day of School 100th day

The 100th Day of School will be Friday January 20th.  Wear your 100 day shirts or dress like your 100 years old.  

NO SCHOOL, Friday January 6th

No school in Laurel County, Friday, January 6th

High Attendance Day- September 20th!




General Dynamics Donates School Supplies

Laurel County Public Schools Policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals

Author Angie Spady

Author of the Channing O'Banning books, Angie Spady will be visiting our school on Thursday March 31st.  We are pre-selling her books and she will autograph them when she is here.  Channing O'Banning books are $7.00 and her Diva Diaries book is $10.00.  Students will be given a flier to order their books on.  Please return the flier and money to Mrs. Osborne by Friday March 18th.  If you don't preorder we can't guarantee you a book the day she is here.

Grandparent Free Athletic Pass Application

A Minion Reasons to Attend School

Thursday September 24th is High Attendance Day!!  We are going "Bananas" for High Attendance.  Prizes will be given away every 30 minutes to students who are at school on Thursday September 24th.  Students may also dress up like a minion or a banana.  If we meet our goal of 98% we will get to turn Mr. Wells into a human banana split!

Michael Finklea, Author Visit

Michael Finklea, a children's author will be visiting our school on Tuesday September 21st.  He will be talking with our students and then students will have a chance to purchase his books and get them signed by Mr. Finklea.  A flier will be sent home, with more information on the books that will be for sale.  Click on the link below to visit Mr. Finklea's website.


Dot Day

Tuesday September 15th is International Dot Day.  So make your mark and wear dots on Tuesday September 15th  to celebrate Dot Day.

Hawg Wild For Reading

Come join us for a night of reading, crafts, and food!!  Monday September 14th from 5:30-7:00 pm we will be going "Hawg Wild for Reading."  PTO will be serving a BBQ dinner.  The cost is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children and includes; BBQ sandwich, coleslaw, chips, dessert, and drink.

So come out to Camp Ground and get "Hawg Wild for Reading!"

*Those who attend this event will get their name put in a drawing to win a FREE book!

Cheerleading and Basketball Tryouts

4th and 5th grade Cheerleading and Basketball Tryouts will be Monday September 14-Friday September 18 from 3:30-4:45. You MUST have your physical turned in before you can try out.

Back To School Dance

Back to School dance is Friday August 28th from 3:30-5:30.  The cost is $3.00 and you must send your permission slip back signed in order to attend.  Concession stand will be available for students to purchase items.

Ice Cream Sales

Ice cream sales will begin on Friday August 21st.  Students can purchase ice cream for $1.00 or the mini melts for $3.00.  Ice cream will only be sold on Fridays and you must bring extra money to purchase it.  It does not come out of the students lunch account.

PTO Meeting

Camp Ground Elementary PTO will be meeting Wednesday August 19th at 5:30 pm.  Please come out and support our school.

Book Scouts Summer Reading

Please turn in your Book Scouts Summer Reading papers to Mrs. Osborne in the library as soon as possible.  Those who have completed it will be invited to a reading celebration party!!

Field Day

Kindergarten/1st Grade- Tuesday May 26th

2nd/3rd Grade- Wednesday May 27th

4th/5th Grade- Friday May 29th

News to Note

K Prep Testing- Wednesday May 13th-Friday May 15th, Monday May 18th, and Wednesday May 20th

Election Day- Tuesday May 19th, NO SCHOOL

Annie Play- Thursday May 21st 1:00 pm @ NLHS

AR Field Trip-Joseph Beth Bookstore in Lexington, Monday May 25th

AR Splash (those that met their AR goal for the 4th 9 weeks)- Thursday May 28th

Talent Show- Thursday May 28th 1:00-2:00

Kindergarten Graduation- Thursday May 28th @ 6:00 pm

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- Friday May 29th

Muffins With Moms

Come celebrate Mother's Day with your child!  On Friday May 8th we will be having a Muffins with Moms event in the library from 7:30 am -8:30 am.  Students will be able to enjoy a morning with their moms, which will include food, a craft, a picture, and story time.  Come out for this FREE event and enjoy some quality time together.

Donuts with Dads

On Thursday May 7th we will be having a Donuts with Dads event in the library from 7:30 am-8:30 am.  Students will be able to enjoy a morning with their dads, which will include food, a craft, a picture, and story time.  Come out and enjoy this FREE event and enjoy some quality time together.


Kentucky Derby Day

On Friday May 1st, we will be celebrating Derby Day.  Students can dress in their derby attire and wear thier derby hats.

Let's Read S'more- Spring Family Reading Night

Come join us on Tuesday April 21st from 5-7 pm for family reading night and a PTO cookout.  It will be a night of good food and READING!!  This is a great opportunity to build up your AR points!!  Hope to see you there!!

Third Nine Weeks AR Party

The third nine weeks AR party will be Friday April 3rd.  You have until Thursday April 2nd at 2:30 p.m. to meet your AR goal for the third nine weeks.  Remember you not only have to have your points, but you also have to have 85% accuracy on your tests.  So READ READ READ!! 

Dr. Seuss Day

Since we missed most of Dr. Seuss week last week we are going to do have a Dr. Seuss day this Friday March 13th.  You may choose to wear your favorite pair of pajamas OR you may dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character!! 

Breakfast With Grandparents

Our Breakfast With Grandparents is back again!! We will be providing breakfast for grandparents on Thursday October 6th and Friday October 7th from 7:45 am-8:30am.  The book fair will also be open during this time, so come on in and shop at our book fair with your grandchildren.  Below is the schedule for our breakfast with grandparents.

Thursday October 6th- Preschool thru 2nd grade

Friday October 7th- 3rd grade thru 5th grade

Aesop's Fables

Bright Stars Theatre will be making a stop at our school on Tuesday March 17th at 1:30 to perform Aesop's Fables for all our students.  

Governor's Cup Competition Scheduled for 2-26 and 2-28
Book Fair

Our spring book fair will be March 16th-20th.  The book fair will be open from 7:30am-2:30pm every day.  It will also be open during parent teacher conferences on Tuesday March 17th from 4:00-7:00 pm.

Art Show

Camp Ground Elementary's annual Art Show will be Tuesday March 17th from 4:00-7:00 pm.  Students have been working very hard the past couple of weeks designing art projects based off of famous artists.  Come out and view the artists of Camp Ground Elementary!

Parent/Teacher Conference

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be on Tuesday March 17th from 4:00-7:00 pm.

Read Across America Week (Dr.Seuss Week)

March 2-6 is Read Across America Week, in honor of Dr. Seuss.  During this week we will have different themes every day that go along with a Dr. Seuss book.  Below is a list of the themes for each day! 


Monday March 2nd-Due to snow and missing school we will not be doing anything special this day.


Tuesday March 3rd- Crazy Sock Day, wear your craziest pair of socks.


Wednesday March 4th- Hat Day, wear your favorite hat.


Thursday March 5th- Pajama Day, wear your favorite pair of pajamas.


Friday March 6th- Favorite Character Day, dress up like your favorite Dr. Seuss character.

Rescheduled Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night has been rescheduled for Tuesday February 3rd from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Camp Ground Elementary Library.  Come out and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, crafts, and reading!!

2015 Camp Ground Academic Team

The 2015 Academic Team meets are underway.  Click HERE to see the 2015 schedule.  Come out and support our Camp Ground Elementary Academic Team!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

There will be NO SCHOOL Monday January 19th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

District Spelling Bee

The Laurel County district spelling bee will be Thursday February 12th at 6:30 pm at South Laurel Middle School.  Come out and support our students.

Christmas Break

Christmas Break will begin on Monday December 22nd and students will return on Monday January 5th.  Have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year!


All students at Camp Ground will be taking a field trip to the movies on Thursday December 18th.  We will leave the school at 8:30 am and return around 11:30 am.  Please remember to turn in your permission slip and money to your teacher.

Elementary Basketball Teams to Finish Season with Tournament

Thanksgiving Break

There will be no school Wednesday November 26-Friday November 28th.  Enjoy Turkey Day!!

Frozen Christmas Program

Our annual Christmas program will be on Wednesday December 17th.  Classrooms will be singing songs from the hit movie Frozen along with  some classic, traditional Christmas songs.

Preschool-2nd Grade will perform at 9:00 am

3rd-5th Grade will perform at 10:30 am.

Ronald McDonald Visit

Ronald McDonald will be visiting our school on Wednesday December 3rd at 1:00 pm.

Camp Ground Christmas Festival

Come join us on Saturday November 15th for our annual Christmas Festival.  There will be food, games, crafts, live performances, Santa pictures, and a special appearance from Ana and Elsa from Frozen.

Food, games, crafts, performances, and the silent auction will be from 4:00-7:00 pm.  There will be a live auction that follows from 7:00 pm-9:00pm.

Veteran's Day Program

Come join us on Monday November 10th at 1:30 as we honor our veteran's with a special program performed by Camp Ground Elementary students.

Breakfast With Grandparents

We want to invite all of our grandparents out for our Breakfast With Grandparents event on Thursday October 6th and Friday October 7th from 7:45-8:30AM.  Check below for your child's assigned day.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

Thursday October 6th - Preschool through 2nd grade

Friday October 7th- 3rd through 5th grade

Book Fair

The book fair will be at our school beginning Monday November 3rd-Monday November 10th.  We will have a special afternoon/evening opening of the book fair on Wednesday November 5th from 4:00-6:30.  That will also be our Parent teacher conferences.

Fall Dance

Camp Ground Elementary Fall Dance is Friday October 24th from 5:00-7:00 pm.  You can dress in your favorite Halloween costume.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is October 27-31

Dress for the theme each day to celebrate ways to say NO to drugs and alcohol.

Monday (Oct.27)- Wear as much RED clothing as you can.

Tuesday (Oct. 28)- Wear your favorie school/sports team apparel.

Wednesday (Oct. 29)- Crazy Hair/Clothing Day

Thursday (Oct. 30)- Bring a can of food to be shared with our community food pantry.

Friday (Oct. 31)- Costume Day (Must be school appropriate)


Haunted Library/PTO Chili Supper

Come hear spooky ghost stories and tour the Haunted Library. There will also be a PTO Chili Supper. Come enjoy the fun on Monday October 27th from 5:00-7:00.

No School In Laurel County March 1, 2013

No School In Laurel County March 1, 2013 due to Illness.

Sweethearts Dance & Dinner


 Camp Ground Sweethearts Dance and Dinner

When:  February 15, 2013


3:30- 5:00 Dance 

5:00- 6:00 Dinner

For more information, click here!

We look forward to seeing you there!


Keeping your kids healthy helps them make the grade at school!
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September Accelerated Reader Winners kids

Congratulation to the September Accelerated Reader Winners.  They had the most AR points in their classrooms and received extra recess!



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!

Summer Feeding Information

Summer Feeding Ad

Dr. Seuss Family Reading Night dr seuss

Come celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday!  Family Reading night will be on Tuesday February 27th from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Camp Ground Lunchroom/Computer Lab.  Activities include:


Dr. Seuss crafts

Free Snacks and drinks

Prize Giveaway

Read and build up AR points!!

Earth Science Training Sept. 22, 2017

Click here

Family Reading Night kids



Come join us on Thursday September 7th from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Camp Ground library for our first family reading night of the year.  Special guest readers will be reading Laura Numeroff books, including:  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Dog a Donut, If You Give a Pig a Pancake, and If You Give a Moose a Muffin.  Also we will have the following:

  • Prize Giveaways
  • Snacks and Drinks
  • Activities related to the Laura Numeroff books
  • Chance to read and take AR test
A Day Out With DAD dad

Please join us on Friday April 21st from 7:30-8:30 am in the Camp Ground Elementary Gym for A Day Out With Dad.  All dads or male mentors are invited.  There will be free food and a picture.  We hope to see you there!

A Grinch Family Reading Night grinch

MERRY GRINCHMAS!  You are invited to attend a Grinch Family Reading Night on Tuesday December 6th from 5:00-7:00 pm.  It will be a night of all things Grinch.

Grinch crafts

Grinch snacks

Grinch punch

Grinch prize giveaways

You will also be able to read and take AR tests.

Red Ribbon Week, October 23-27 Red ribbon week

Red Ribbon Week is October 23-27.  The following activities will take place during this week.


Monday- Wear red


Tuesday- Crazy hair day


Wednesday- Wear your pajamas


Thursday- Wear your favorite team's jersey.


Friday- Dress in your Halloween costume (costumes must be school appropriate, no masks, weapons or anything that would distract from learning.)

March Star Readers Star

CONGRATULATIONS, to the MarchStar Readers!  Star readers are chosen based off of AR points, behavior, and participation in class. March Star Readers are:

Kindergarten: Ayrabella Brown

1st Grade: Ava Bledsoe

2nd Grade: McKinley Lewis

3rd Grade: Rylee Humphrey

4th Grade: Kelsie Smith

5th Grade: Isabell Mills

Summer Reading Packets book

If you completed the summer reading packet this summer please turn that in to Mrs.Osborne by Monday August 28th.  You will receive a reward for completing the packet.

2017-2018 Supply Lists school supplies
Preschool Graduation

Preschool graduation will be Thursday May 12th at 2:00 pm in the gym.

Derby Day derby day

Derby Day will be Friday May 4th   Everyone dress in your fancy clothes and hats and we will celebrate the greatest 2 minutes in sports!


K-PREP testing for 3rd-5th grade will be Wednesday May 11-Tuesday May 18th.  

Spring Fling Dance

We will be having a Spring Fling dance on Friday April 15th from 5:30-7:30.  This will be a drop off dance, so you will need to drop your child off at 5:30 and pick them back up at 7:30.  Cost to attend is $3.00 and concessions and pictures will be sold during the dance.  

Muffins With Moms

Muffins with Moms will be Wednesday May 4th from 7:30-8:30 in the morning.  Come enjoy some muffins, crafts, and reading.

Camp Ground FPS Placed First in District Tournament

Camp Ground Future Problem Solving team placed 1st in the District Tournment.  The members are Kinley Tincher, Gracie Thornhill, Milla Binder, Emma Parman, and Gracie Turner

Yankee Candle Fundraiser yankee candle

Our annual Yankee Candle Fundraiser is underway!  Please have all orders and money turned in by Wednesday September 12th.  Remember the more items you sale the more prizes you will receive.  All of the money goes to the Camp Ground PTO, so they can provide things for our students and school.

2015-2016 Important Dates

Kindergarten Open House- Tuesday July 28th 6:00 pm

1st Grade- 5th Grade Open House- Tuesday August 4th 4:00-6:00 pm

1st Day of School- Thursday August 6th

Career Week

March 23-27 is Career Week at Camp Ground Elementary.  Students will be listening to guest speakers and learn about many different careers.  On Friday March 27th students can dress up as what they want to be when they grow up.  We can't wait to see the amazing careers our students choose!!

Spring Pictures

Classroom Group and Spring Pictures

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

5x7 Classroom Group Pictures are Pre Pay:   $7.00

Checks are to be made out to:    Forever Memories

Spring Pictures will come back to you on a Proof envelope just like the regular Fall pictures.  Do not send any money for the Spring pictures on this day.

MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Is Underway in Your Child's School

Camp Ground Honors Veterans

Camp Ground Elementary students paid tribute to the sacrifice and courage of our country's Veterans with a Veteran's Day Program.
Camp Ground Veterans

Welcome to Camp Ground Elementary...
Home of the Yellow Jackets!

Reindeer Reading Night reindeer

Come join us on Tuesday December 4th from 4:30-6:30 pm for a REINDEER READING NIGHT! 

Activities include: 

  • Reindeer ornaments
  • Reindeer food
  • Reindeer prize giveaways
  • Reading and AR Tests

Hope to see everyone there!

Dr. Seuss Week Dr. Seuss

To celebrate Read Across America Week and the birthday of Dr. Seuss, students will have the opportunity to dress up each day, but please no face painting.  

Monday February 26th- Hat Day- Wear your favorite hat

Tuesday February 27th- Crazy Sock Day- Wear your crazy socks

Wednesday February 28th- Career Day- Dress as what you want to be when you grow up.

Thursday March 1st- Pajama Day- Wear your pajamas to school.

Friday March 2nd- Favorite Character Day- Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss Character.

Egg Drop egg

Our school will be participating in an Egg Drop Friday September 21st  to help celebrate the World Chicken Festival.  The goal of this project is to design a way to protect a raw egg that will be dropped off the roof of the school to the ground below.  Bring your projects to school WITH A RAW EGG IN IT, on Friday September 21st.  WE WILL NOT BE PROVIDING AN EGG!  We look forward to seeing all the wonderful projects and GOOD LUCK!

A Day Out with MOM mom

Please join us on Thursday April 27th  from 7:30-8:30 am in the Camp Ground Elementary Gym for A Day Out With Mom.  All moms and femle mentors are invited.  There will be free food and a picture.  We hope to see you there!

Sweetheart Dance valentine's day

Our annual Sweetheart Dance will be Friday February 10th from 5:30-7:30.  Parents must drop off and pick up.  Admission is $3.00.  Concessions will be sold and Flashy Blinky Items .

School Spelling Bee Winners Spelling bee winners

Congratulations to Blake Roark, 2016-2017 school spelling bee winner, and Chase Wagers, 2016-2017 school spelling bee runner up.  Both students will compete in the district spelling bee on January 31st at South Laurel Middle School.

Christmas Spirit Week christmas

'Twas the week before Christmas break, when all through the school.  Not a child was focused, but, hey that's cool.  So let's have some fun and then we'll done!


Monday December 10- Holiday Cheer, Wear your favorite Christmas sweater or shirt.


Tuesday December 11th-Merry Christmas from the Family, Wear your favorite flannel for a fun family photo.


Wednesday December 12th-Santa's Little Helper, Dress as an Elf or reindeer.


Thursday December 13th- Tacky/Ugly Christmas Sweater


Friday December 14th- Polar Express, Wear your favoirte pajamas.


Monday December 17th- Grinch Day, Wear green, Who inspired hairdos, or antlers like Max.


Tuesday December 18th-Christmas from Head to Toe, Wear your favorite Christmas socks and Santa Hat

Fall Celebration Dance fall dance

The PTO is hosting a Fall Celebration Dance on Friday October 28th from 3:00-5:00 pm.   Students are welcome to wear costumes.  Admission is $3.00.  Please return permission slip and money by Wednesday October 26th. Pickups will begin at 5:00 pm at the side cafeteria door.  Students will be responsible for keeping their concession money.

Concessions include:

nachos $2.00

pizza $1.00

popcorn $1.00

candy $1.00

pop $1.00

slushies $1.00

Flashy blinking items $1.00-$5.00

Back To School Dance dancing

Get your dancing shoes on!  Our annual Back to School dance will be on Friday September 8th from 3:30-5:30.  Admission is $3.00 and concessions will be sold.  The money and permission slip must be turned into your teacher by Wednesday September 6th.  Students can be picked up promptly at 5:30. You must have your ID in order to pick up students. 

Give a Book, Take a Book- Family Reading Night Book Swap

Come join us on Thursday September 8th from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm in the Camp Ground library for our first annual Family Reading Night Book Swap.

Bring in 1 to 3 gently used, age appropriate, (K-5)  books and swap them for other gently used books.  FREE snacks will be provided and you will also be able to read and earn AR points.  We hope to see you there!!

Basketball and Cheerleading Tryouts jacket

4th and 5th grade girls and boys basketball and cheerleading tryouts begin on Monday September 10th-Friday September 15th from 3:30-5:00.  If you are interested in trying out you must have your physical turned in by Monday September 10th.  We will not accept any physicals after this date.

2018-2019 Open House open house

2018-2019 Camp Ground Open House for Preschool-5th grade will be on Monday August 6th from 4:00pm-6:00 pm. Come out and meet your teacher for the new year!

Awards Day award

K-2 awards will be Friday June 1st at 8:30 am and 3-4 grade awards will be Friday June 1st at 10:00 am. Please enter through the side gym door. Invitations will be sent home if your child is receiving an award.

Field Day

Grade level field days are below.  Teachers will be sending home more information about field day.  


Kindergarten/1st Grade- Thursday May 19th


2nd Grade/3rd Grade- Wednesday May 25th


4th Grade/5th Grade- Monday May 23rd

DARE Graduation dare

DARE graduation for 5th grade students will be Wednesday May 17th at 1:00 in the Camp Ground gym.

Kindergarten Registration

 Wednesday, April 20 – Friday, April 22
  8:30 AM-2:00 PM 



Academic Team Places 2nd in District Tournament

Congratulations Camp Ground Academic Team!  They placed 2nd in the District Tournament.  Below are the individual awards that were given.


2nd Place Science- Joseph Gallucci

5th Place Science- Justin Scalf

1st Place Social Studies- Joseph Gallucci

1st Place Language Arts- Gracie Thornhill

2nd Place Arts and Humanities- Kinley Tincher

5th Place Arts and Humanities- Milla Binder

2nd Place Compostition- Emma Parman

Christmas Spirit Week

December 14th-18th


Twas the week before Christmas break, when all through the school, not a child was focused, but hey, that's cool.  So let's have some fun and then we'll be done!



Monday- Santa's Little Helper, Dress as an Elf or Reindeer

Tuesday- Christmas from Head to Toe, Wear your favorite Christmas socks and Santa Hat

Wednesday- Polar Express, Wear your favorite Pajamas

Thursday- Tacky/Ugly Christmas Sweater

Friday- Favorite Christmas Shirt/Sweater

A Very Merry Christmas Family Reading Night

On Tuesday December 8th we are having a Christmas Family Reading Night!  It's from 5:00-7:00 pm.  You can do things like...

  • Eat free cookies and milk
  • Decorate a cookie
  • Listen to some of your favorite teachers read some Christmas classics
  • Read and take AR tests with family and friends

Hope to see you there!!

Veteran's Day Program

Our annual Veteran's Day Program will be Monday November 9th at 9:00 am in the gym. 

Picture Day

School picture day is on Wednesday October 21st.  If you want to order your child's pictures please wait and send your picture money on picture day.  Do not send it to your child's teacher before picture day.  You may also order pictures online at mylifetouch.com and use the picture ID number: AA925393Y0

2015 Boys and Girls Basketball/Cheerleading Schedule

It's that time of year again!!  Basketball and cheerleading season is here.  Click on the link below to view the 2015 basketball schedule.


2015 Basketball/Cheerleading Schedule


Haunted Library/PTO Chili Supper haunted house

Camp Ground Library and Camp Ground PTO present the Haunted Library on Monday October 22nd from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Come out and join us for a family reading night of spooky storytelling.  It will be a little bit scary and a whole lot of fun!  There will also be games and candy!  You may wear your trick or treat costumes.  PTO will be selling homemade chili with drinks and desert.  It's $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students.  CAN'T WAIT TO SCARE... I MEAN... SEE YOU THERE!!!

Fifth Grade Supply List

 Pencils     Notebook paper       Crayons and/or color pencils      Markers

Ruler         Scissors                   Glue (stick glue)                          Red ink pens

4 pack Expo dry-erase markers (any size or color)

Three 1-subject notebooks (to be used as math, reading, and social studies journals)

1 box of Kleenex tissues         1 pack of baby wipes             1 box of ziplock sandwich bags

1 pair of headphones

If you would be willing to donate items to our classroom we can always use:

 tissues       Baby wipes       Hand sanitizer      Crayons      Glue      Scissors

Construction paper      Ziplock bags      Pencils      Color pencils     Plain white paper


Family Movie Night

Camp Ground Elementary invites you and your family to join us for Family Movie Night on Friday March 27th.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm and the movie, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG) will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.


Admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.  Concessions will be available before and during the movie.


Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.  It is a FAMILY event.


You may bring blankets, pillows, and sleeping bags and wear your comfortable clothing.

Welcome Back To School

School will begin sooner than you know it!  Suggested Supply Lists are linked below if you would like to get a head start on getting students ready for their first day!



First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

NLHS Students Read with Camp Ground Students

As a part of Camp Ground's Read Across America Celebration, NLHS students came to share some of their favorite Dr. Seuss Stories with students.

Merry Christmas!

The faculty and staff of Camp Ground Elementary would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Have a safe and restful break.  Schools begins again January 6th. 

Progress Reports Will Be Sent Home on Wednesday
Camp Ground Students will bring home progress reports on Wednesday evening.  Thank You!
Camp Ground Parent Teacher Conference Day Scheduled

Camp Ground Parent Teacher Conference day has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 8th.  Parents may call the front office at 862-4625 to schedule a time for a conference with your child's teacher.  The bookfair will also be open during this time for families to shop together!

PTO Yankee Candle Fundraiser in Full Swing

The Camp Ground PTO Yankee Candle Fundraiser is in full swing.  Contact a student or staff member to place your order today!  Have family out of town?  No problem.  If they have an email address, they can support our fundraiser.  The order will ship directly to them!  All Profits go toward providing programs for all students to enjoy and our special fundraising project this year is to purchase an I Pad cart for the school.  Thanks to all who help support our school!


Camp Ground Cafe To Sell Little Cesear's Pizza on Friday

The Camp Ground Cafe will sell Little Cesear's pizza slices for $1.00 each this Friday, August 16th.  Also, all student accounts are set up so that the cafe can accept milk money for all students!

Camp Ground PTO Schedules a Special Called Meeting

The Camp Ground Elementary PTO will have a special called meeting to discuss changes in roles for the recently elected PTO officers. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24th and will be held at the school beginning at 1:00 PM. All parents and staff are invited to attend this meeting.

Camp Ground Elementary Kindergarten Graduation

Camp Ground Elementary is pleased to announce our 2013 Kindergarten Graduation will take place on May 16th at 6:00 PM in the school gym. 

We are so proud of the accomplishments these students have made and hope you join us in honoring them.  Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

Camp Ground History Fair Rescheduled

The Camp Ground History Fair has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 14th. Parents may go to the gym and view projects during parent/teacher conferences after school that day.  If you have questions, please contact the school.  Thank you.

Camp Ground Basketball Tryouts

Camp Ground will hold tryouts for the 4th/5th Grade basketball team September 21-27.  Tryouts will begin at 3:30 and end at 5:00.  Please contact Mr. Weaver for more details!

Camp Ground Summer Reading Program

Dream Big, Camp Ground's summer reading program will begin on Tuesday, May 22nd.  Parents may drop off their child at 9:30 at the back door of the library and return to pick up their child at 11:30.  Parents must come in to sign their child out of the program.  We will read books, make crafts, play games and take AR tests.  Let's avoid the "summer slide" that often happens when students are off for a long summer... We can't wait to see you there!  Click here or call the school for more information!

Camp Ground Spring Scholastic Book Fair

It is time for our Spring Book Fair!  We are having a book fair Luau... come join us and make some waves reading great books!  The fair will begin on Wednesday, March 28th and run through April 4th.  We will close the book fair with a family reading night from 4-6 PM on Wednesday, April 4th.  Click image below for a preview of some books you will see at your Scholastic Book Fair!

Student of the Month: January

The students pictured are January's Students of the Month.  Congratulations, Students, on being chosen as an outstanding student in your classroom!  Keep up the good work!

Elementary Academic Team Tournament Cancelled

The Laurel County Elementary Academic Team Tournament scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.  It has been rescheduled for Monday, February 27th at 6:00PM.

Valentine's Dance Rescheduled

Due to the Winter Weather Advisory which has been forecast for our area we are rescheduling the Valentine's Dance for next Friday, February 17th.  We are sorry for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you next week!


Camp Ground School Spelling Bee

The Camp Ground Elementary School Spelling Bee will be held on Wednesday, January 18th at 8:30 AM in the Camp Ground Media Center.

Knoxville Zoo comes to Camp Ground!

Camp Ground PTO is proud to present the Knoxville Zoo's presentation, "Winged Wonders."  The Zoo rolls into Camp Ground on Friday, December 9th at 12:30 PM.  Staff and Students are excited and can't wait for this exciting event!

Happy Thanksgiving!
There will be no school Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25th.  Happy Thanksgiving from the staff and students of Camp Ground Elementary!
Red Ribbon Week
During the week of October 24-28, 2011 Camp Ground will be celebrating "Red Ribbon Week"!
2018 Camp Ground Summer Reading Program summer

Our summer reading program will be different this summer.  Due to construction the Camp Ground library will NOT be open this year for students to complete their summer reading packet or take AR tests.  I am providing a small summer reading packet that can be done at home and brought back when school starts for a reward.  This is optional, students DO NOT have to complete this.  Click on the links below to look at the what our summer packet includes.  Packets will also be sent home before school is out for the summer.  HAPPY READING!!!


Summer Reading Information Letter


Library Reading Log


Summer Reading Bingo

Book Potato Decorating Contest potato

We will be having a Book Character Potato Decorating Contest during Read Across America Week.  Students can decorate a potato like a character from one of their favorite books.  Please be sure to put your name somewhere on your potato.  Potatoes can be brought in beginning on Monday February 26th and the last day to bring them in is Thursday March 1st.  Students will vote on their favorite Book Potato on Friday March 2nd. 

The top 3 potatoes will receive the following award:

1st Place- $15.00 Book Fair Certificate

2nd Place- $10.00 Book Fair Certificate

3rd Place- $5.00 Book Fair Certificate

5th Grade Banquet and Awards 5th grade

The 5th grade banquet will be Wednesday May 17th at 6:30 pm at the London Community Center.

Christmas Sing A Long christmas

Your invited to Christmas At The Movies.  Our annual Christmas sing a long will be on Tuesday December 18th.  Kindergarten-2nd grade will perform at 8:30 am and 3rd-5th grade will perform at 10:00 am.  Come out and enjoy some holiday music from some of your favorite Christmas movies.

The GREAT Pumpkin Show pumpkin

We are planning our annual book character Pumpkin Show.  This family project is always a smashing success and we are ready to see what you can come up with this year.  Students may bring in a pumpkin decorated like their favorite book or book character.  Pumpkins may be dropped off at the library ONLY from Wednesday October 24th-Friday October 26th.  There will be 4 categories this year, PreK-1, 2-3, 4-5, and Family.  There will be 1 winner from each category.  A letter and entry form will be sent home with more details.


International Dot Day dot

Celebrate International Dot Day on Friday September 14th and wear dots!

2016-2017 Preschool/Kindergarten Open House

Preschool/Kindergarten open house for the 2016-2017 will be on Thursday August 4th from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Come out and get to know your teacher's for the new year!!

Donuts with Dads

Donuts with Dads will be Friday May 20th from 7:45-8:45 in the morning.  Come enjoy some donuts and crafts!

Potato Book Character Decorating Contest

Our first ever Potato Book Character Decorating Contest is coming to Camp Ground.  Decorate a potato like a character from a Dr. Seuss book.  Potatoes can be brought in beginning on Monday February 29th and the last day to bring them in is Thursday March 3rd.  Potatoes will be judged and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will get FREE books at the book fair. 

Dr. Seuss Week

Dr. Seuss Dress up Days

Book Ornaments and Decorations

Help decorate your library!!  Choose a favorite book or book character and create a Christmas decoration for the library or an ornament for our library tree. All book character ornaments and decorations need to be turned in no later than Friday December 4th.

Alice in Christmas Land

Camp Ground Elementary 5th grade is proud to present Alice in Christmas Land on Monday December 14th at 6:00 pm in the gym.  Performance is open to anyone who would like to attend.

Thanksgiving Break

There will be NO SCHOOL Wednesday November 25th-Friday November 27th.  Enjoy Turkey Day!!

It's a Charlie Brown Christmas Festival

Camp Ground Elementary Presents, It's a Charlie Brown Christmas Festival, on Saturday November 14th, 4:00-7:00 pm games, crafts, food, and silent auction and 7:30 pm live auction.

Turkey Dinner in the Cafeteria from 4:00-7:00 pm, $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for kids.  To go plates are available.

Activities/Auction Items Include:

  • Disney World Park Hopper Tickets
  • Santa Pictures
  • Peanuts Gang Pictures
  • UK Basketball Tickets
  • Crafts and Games
  • Classroom Baskets
  • Fire Truck Rides
  • Christmas Trees and Wreaths


Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campain in the country.  At school, we like to dress up to celebrate ways to say no to drugs.  We encourage all students and staff to join in and participate during this fun week, Monday October 26-Friday October 30. 

Monday- Pajama Day- Don't let drugs get in the way of following your dreams. Wear school appropriate pajamas.

Tuesday- Nerd Day- Be too smart to start. Wear your best nerd attire.

Wednesday- Team Day- Be a team player and help stomp out drugs.  Wear your favorite sports team shirt/jersey.

Thursday- Red Day- A red ribbon is the national symbol for drug prevention.  Wear as much red as possible (shirt, pants, socks, shoes, etc.)

Friday- Costume Day- You can't disguise it, drugs are bad.  Dress up in your costume.  Reminder: no masks, toy weapons, or face paint to distract from learning.

Shooting Stars Showcase

Saturday October 10th the boys and girls basketball teams and cheerleaders will be participating in the Shooting Stars Showcase.  It will be held at North Laurel High School.  Girls will play Johnson at 10:00 and the boys will play Johnson at 11:10.  Cheerleaders will perform at halftime of both games.  All day admission is $5.00.

Fourth Grade Supply List

Paper – Loose leaf, wide ruled/notebook or folder for paper

Several - spiral notebooks

2 one subject spiral notebooks for math and science journals

Number 2 pencils or mechanical pencils

 Cap erasers

One 1 ½-inch, 3-ring binder (writing portfolio)

Scissors (child safety)

Crayons (markers are optional)

Glue Sticks

Several Dry Erase markers

Wish List 

(We would really appreciate it if you could provide one or two items from our wish list.  Most of these items are used for science labs).

Baby Wipes (for cleanup after science experiments)


 Marker board erasers

Sheet Protectors

Spring Break

Spring Break is April 6-10.  Enjoy your time off!!

Camp Ground Picture Day

Camp Ground students should come to school with their best smile on Thursday, October 10th for Picture Day!

Camp Ground's Second Annual Haunted Library

Come get your scare on at the second annual Camp Ground Haunted Library which will be held on Monday, October 21st beginning at 6:00 PM.


South Laurel High School will be hosting a Nike Elite Skills basketball camp on September 7 from 9 a.m.-Noon. Doron Lamb and Jeff Sheppard will be at camp. Visit www.bbnlegends.com to sign up and for more information. You may also sign up on September 7. Camp and camp t-shirt is $35. A payment of $60 gets you camp, campt-shirt, autographed basketball, 2 autographed posters, $10 coupon to Daddy Yo's, $10 coupon to Sheppard's Fan Shop in London, $5 Coupon to Gondoliers and a free dinnter at Mr. Gattis.  Visit the South Laurel High School webpage for more information and to access the registration form.

Camp Ground PTO Meeting

The first Camp Ground PTO Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 14th at 4PM in the school library.  We hope to see you there!

Camp Ground Mourns the Loss of a Former Student

The administration, faculty and staff express their deepest sympathy for the loss of our former student, Mackenzie Sams, and her family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

NLMS Band Information

Camp Ground 5th graders attending NLMS next year are encouraged to check out becoming a band member.  Many former Camp Ground students are members of this distinguished group.  Research shows that students who are involved in music programs do better academically as well.  Click here for more information about becoming a part of this exciting program!

Camp Ground Parent Teacher Conference

Parent Teacher Conferences have been scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2013 beginning at 3:45.  Please call the front office at 862-4625 to schedule a conference with your child's teacher!

Camp Ground Christmas Festival

Christmas time is a 'coming and Camp Ground is celebrating... Join us December 1st for an exciting day of Christmas Fun.  Beginning at 4 PM we will have performances featuring local students and community groups, delicious food, crafts, and games all with a Christmas theme.  Everyone's favorite Christmas visitor, SANTA, will be there... Plan to bring the whole family and have pictures made with Santa and give him your list of Christmas wishes!  An auction will follow beginning at 7 PM.  Decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, and baskets of items will be auctioned.  All proceeds go directly to the PTO to support the student activities planned for the school year. 

North Laurel Shooting Stars
North Laurel Shooting Stars Elementary Basketball Showcase
October 13. 
Click above link for more details.
Camp Ground Fall Scholastic Book Fair

The ALL STAR Scholastic Book Fair will be at the Camp Ground Library Media Center beginning October 1st-5th.  Make plans to attend during our school parent- teacher conference night on Wednesday, October 3rd from 4-7PM.  Click the All Star Reader Icon above for more information!

Camp Ground PTO Luau

Camp Ground PTO is sponsoring an after school luau on Friday, May 4th from 3:30 - 6:00 PM.  Admission is FREE!  There will be a dance in the gym and refreshments will be sold for students to purchase.  Students who wish to attend the luau should return their permission slip to their teacher.  Their teacher will escort the students to the gym for the dance.  Parents may pick up their child at the gym entrance at 6:00 PM.

Hope to see you there!

Camp Ground Elementary Celebrates Read Across America Week

Camp Ground Elementary will celebrate reading all next week with an exciting line up of events!


Pictures With Santa!

We are pleased to announce that Santa will be making time in his busy schedule to stop by Camp Ground on Monday, December 12th to take pictures with students!

Parent Teacher Conference & Book Fair
Parent Teacher Conference Appointments are being made now... call the office today to schedule yours!  Due to time constraints, there will be no conferences without an appointment.  The book fair will be open in the library, be sure to stop by and check it out!
Basketball and Cheerleading Schedule jacket

Click on the link below to view the 2018 Laurel County Elementary Basketball and Cheerleading Schedule.

2018 Basketball and Cheer Schedule

Book Fair book fair

The PAWS for Books bookfair will be at our school Wednesday March 7th-Friday March 9th.  Can't wait to see you there!!

Appalachian Day pioneer

Camp Ground will be having Appalachian Day on Friday October 5th.   Students will be participating in lots of fun and interesting activities through out the day.  Dress in your favorite Old Fashion or Pioneer clothes.

2017-2018 Yearbooks yearbook

It is time for Yearbook orders!  Order your full color yearbook for the 2017-2018 school year today!  We only have a limited amount ordered and they will be sold on a first come first serve basis, so don't miss our on the opportunity.  The cost $25.00, please make check payable to Camp Ground PTO.  

We also have 2016-2017 yearbooks on sale for $15.00.

Preschool Registration Information

Preschool Registration Inforamtion

Book Potato Contest dr seuss

We will be having a Book Character Potato Decorating Contest during Dr. Seuss Week.  Students can decorate a potato like a character from one of their favorite books.  Potatoes can be brought in starting on Thursday February 23rd and the last day to turn them in is Monday February 27th.  Students will be able to vote for their favorite one during Family Reading Night on Tuesday February 28th.

The top 3 potatoes will receive the following award:

1st place potato: $15 gift certificate for book fair

2nd place potato: $10 gift certificate for book fair

3rd place potato: $5 gift certificate for book fair


Christmas Break christmas tree

Christmas Break will be Wednesday December 21-Sunday January 1st.  Students will return on Monday January 2nd.  

First Day of School back to school

The first day of school for Kindergarten-5th grade will be on Thursday August 9th.  School begins at 8:15 am.  Can't wait to see you there!!

Kindergarten Graduation

Kindergarten Graduation will be Tuesday May 24th at 6:00 pm in the gym. 

NL and SL Little League Holding Sign Ups

Christmas Sing Along

Our annual Christmas Sing-A-Long will be on Thursday December 17th.  Preschool-2nd grade will perform from 12:30-1:30 pm and 3rd-5th will perform from 1:30-2:30 pm.  Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy some classic Christmas music.

Parent/Teacher Conference

Parent/Teacher conference will be on Monday November 2nd from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm.  Please call the school to set up an appointment.  The bookfair will be open until 5:00 pm during parent/teacher conference.

Monster Bookfair

The Monster Bookfair is coming to Camp Ground Monday November 2nd-Monday November 9th!  It will be open from 7:30-2:30.  

Third Grade Supply List

Pencils                           Scissors

Glue Sticks                     Loose Leaf Notebook Paper

Headphones                   3-2 Pocket Folders

3 Boxes of Tissue           Small Memo Pad (for daily homework assignments)

Optional Classroom Supplies

These items are to be shared by the class.  It would be greatly appeciated if you could donate any of the items below.

  • Gallon Sized Ziploc Bags
  • Baby Wipes
  • White Envelopes
  • Paper Plates/Foam Plates
  • Cups
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year will be April 29- May 1st. 

Students will need the following items when they come to register:

  • proof of address
  • birth certificate
  • social security card
  • immunization (shot) records

Students will also need these exams before school begins in the fall:

  • eye exam
  • physical exam
  • dental exam

If you have any questions call 862-4625.


Camp Ground Halloween Dance

The Camp Ground PTO is sponsoring a Fall Celebration Dance on Friday, October 25th beginning at 3:30 PM.  Students are welcome to dress in costume.  Prizes will be awarded for Most Creative Costumes!  Admission to the dance will be $2 and concessions will be sold.  Be on the lookout for further information!

Meet the 2013 Camp Ground Yellow Jackets!

Everyone is invited to come out and "Meet the 2013 Jackets" Friday night at 6 PM!  Come out and support our teams before they start their season this Saturday.  There will be games, concessions, and lots of fun!  Hope to see you there!

Camp Ground Welcomes New Staff

Camp Ground is pleased to introduce our two newest staff members, Mrs. Rachael Johnson and Mr. Billy Carson.

Mr. Carson, 3rd Grade Teacher 

Camp Ground Celebrates Read Across America Week!

Read Across America Week activities are rescheduled as follows:

 Seussical:  Wednesday 1:30 PM  Third grade parents are invited to attend!

Crazy Hair or Hat Day & Crazy Sock Day will be held on this Friday!  We will honor the book:  Hop on Pop... thanks to the Camp Ground PTO for providing popcorn and pop for our students!   

FRC Holiday Food & Hygiene Drive

The Family Resource Centers of Bush, Camp Ground, and Johnson Elementaries are starting their food and hygiene drive for the holidays.  Students from Camp Ground who would like to help should bring Macaroni & Cheese, Cake Mix, Soap, and Deodorant.  Items collected will be taken to St. Williams to make Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for folks who need a little extra help during the holiday season.  Notes explaining the program will come home with students.  For further information, contact our local family resource center and ask for Kelly, Melinda, or Laverne.  Thanks to all who help make the holidays a little brighter for everyone!

Camp Ground Spelling Bee Participants

The following students competed in the Camp Ground Elementary Spelling Bee.  First place winner was Ty Baker and Runner up was Audia Collins.  These two boys represented Camp Ground at the district level in the district bee at Bush Elementary School.  Congratulations, students!

PTO Santa Shop
The Camp Ground PTO will  have their annual Santa Shop open the week of December 12- December 16th.  Students may bring money to choose gifts for those special people on their list!
October Star Students of the Month!
Each month homeroom teachers select one student as "Star Student".  Pictured below are the students who were selected for the month of October.  Congratulations, Students!
Pumpkin Show
The 2011 Camp Ground Pumpkin Show is in full swing!  Parents and students are bringing pumpkins dressed as storybook characters to the school each day and they are super creative this year!
Book Fair Next Week!
Book Fair begins in the CG Library next week!  Monday will be a preview day only, sales will begin on Tuesday October 11th. 
Attendance Counts!
"Bee-ing" at school is rewarding!
No School Friday, September 23
There will be no school Friday, September 23rd due to the Chicken Festival.
Summer Reading Program summer reading

Summer is fast approaching and we want to make sure that you have an opportunity to get some reading in.  We will be having a summer reading program for all students who will be attending Camp Ground during the 2017/2018 school year.  A packet will be sent home with all the information that you will need to compete the program.  The students that complete the program and bring their packets back when school starts will get to attend the Back to School Reading Party in August.

The Camp Ground library will be open the following dates and times during the summer.  You will be able to come in and read and take tests and complete your summer reading packet.  The AR points you earn this summer will count toward your points for next year.

Wednesday May 24th 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Thursday May 25th 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Wednesday May 31st 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Thursday June 1st 9:00 am-12:00 pm


Click on the links below to have all the information in the summer reading packet.

Summer Reading Information Letter

Summer Library Visit Log

Summer Reading BINGO

Family Reading Night/Unit Club Event

April Showers Read For Hours!  Come join us for our final reading night of the year on Tuesday April 11th from 5:00-7:00 pm.  You will be able to read and take AR tests.  There will be free snacks and drinks.  The UNITE club will be having games and you will get to take home a FREE plant!  Hope to see you there!!

Dr. Seuss Family Reading Night and Art Night dr seuss

Dr. Seuss Family Reading night and Art night will be on Tuesday February 28th from 5:00-7:00 pm.  There will be lots of super fun activities to do.  Activities include:

Cat in the Hat Scavenger Hunt

Suess Book Bingo


Reading/AR Tests

Also we will be having an art night where students can come and do art activities.  Those activities include:

Marble Art

String Art

Free Painting

Dr. Seuss Hats

Fall Pictures pictures

SMILE!  Fall pictures will be on Thursday October 25th.  

Camp Ground Kindness- Operation Christmas Child

Camp Ground 2nd graders have been learning about Kindness in their reading class and have decided to partner with Samaritan's Purse and collect items to send to children in need across the world at Christmas.  Our school goal as a school is to fill 100 boxes.  Below is a list of items that can be brought in to help fill the boxes.  Please join us as we work to help make a child's Christmas special.  Thank you in advance for your help in making this possible.

All items need to be unopened and left in packaging.

August 22-26: toothbrush and toothpaste

August 29- September 2: soap and washcloth

September 6-9: comb or brush and hair clips

September 12-16: pencils and pencil sharpeners

September 19-22: crayons or coloring pencils and small coloring books

September 26-30: small notepads and small picture books

October 3-7: toys (dolls, cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yop's, jump ropes, balls, etc.)

October 10-14: socks and sunglasses

October 17-19: child size forks and plates

October 24-28: chapstik and band-aids

October 31-November 4: solar watches and solar calculators

November 7-11: toys (dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yo's, jump ropes, ball, etc.)

2016-2017 Laurel County Grandparent Athletic Pass Application
Movie Field Trip

All Camp Ground students will be attending the Corbin movies on Friday December 18th  to watch the Peanuts movie.  Please remember to turn in your permission slip and money to your teacher.  Students can also wear pajamas that day as well. 

Breakfast with Grandparents

Attention All Grandparent's!!  Come enjoy breakfast with your grandchild!!  Wednesday November 4th and Thursday November 5th from 7:30 am-8:15 am.  Cost is $2.25.  You will also have an opportunity to visit the Monster Bookfair with your grandchild.  The schedule for Breakfast with Grandparent's is below.  Please enter through the cafeteria doors.

Wednesday November 4th:Preschool-2nd Grade

Thursday November 5th:3rd Grade-5th Grade

Halloween Dance

Friday October 30th is the Halloween Dance.  It will be from 3:30-5:30.  Students may wear their costumes.  The cost is $3.00 to attend.  Flashy Blinky items and concessions will be sold.

It's a Pumpkin Show

It's time for our annual Pumpkin Show.  Decorate a pumpkin as your favorite book character (No Carving Please!).  Pumpkin book characters can be turned in at the library starting on Monday October 5th, but must be here by Friday October 9th in order to be judged.  Prizes and certificates will be awarded for the top 3 best, most creative pumpkins.  No pumpkins allowed on the bus, parents must bring them and take them home.  All pumpkins must be picked up by Wednesday October 14th.

Meet the Jackets jacket

Come out Friday October 5th @ 6:00 to meet the 2018 Boys and Girls Basketball teams and the Cheerleaders.  Come out and support the yellow jackets!

Second Grade Supply List

Backpack (no wheels)      1 pencil pouch with holes to insert into binders

4 three-holed folders        1 small pencil box

2 packs cap erasers         2 boxes of plain yellow all wood pencils

2 glue sticks                     1 packs 24 count of crayons

2 boxes of tissue              1 pair of headphones

4 packs of wide ruled notebook paper

Mrs. Binder’s Class - 1 inch three-ring binder
(no binders larger than 1 inch please they will not fit in the students desk)

Mrs. Barley’s Class - 1 inch three-ring binder
(no binders larger than 1 inch please they will not fit in the students desk)

Board Of Education Amends School Calendar

Camp Ground Library Bookfair

The Camp Ground Libary is a cool place to discover hot books!  The Scholastic bookfair will be in the school library beginning Monday, October 7 through Friday, October 11th.  Students may bring cash or checks made payable to Camp Ground Elementary School.  Students will visit the bookfair during their special class time.  Reading is the most important skill a child learns... be sure to take advantage of this oppotunity to purchase affordable books your child can read and keep at home!

Supply Lists For Each Grade Level


Lists of supplies students need for classes this year are linked below.




First Grade


Second Grade


Third Grade


Fourth Grade


Fifth Grade


Upcoming Preschool Parent Trainings
The Laurel County Preschool Program invites you to join us for 3 different Parent  Education Meetings.
Click link above for more information.
School Pictures

Say,  "Cheese!" 
Camp Ground School Picture day will be October 11th, 2012.

AR Splash Party
Students who met their AR goal for the 4th marking period were invited to join the AR SPLASH party on Monday, May 7th.  In order to participate he/she had to meet the AR goal set for them by their homeroom teacher as well as maintain at least an 85% average based on the number of tests they completed and passed.  Students participated in many fun activities planned such as: wet sponge races, water balloon toss, bubble blowing station, water bucket races and much, much more. 
Meeting your goal is sooooo much fun!!

Christmas Break: December 21, 2011- January 2, 2012

Students will be out of school beginning Wednesday, December 21st through Friday, December 30th.  School will resume Monday, January 2nd.  Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Happy Camper Bookfair bookfair

The bookfair will be at our school March 6-10th. Come have S'more Fun with Books at the Happy Camper Bookfair. 

Kindergarten Enrollment

Per KRS 158.030 (2) a child must be five years old by August 1, 2017

Camp Ground Elementary's Annual Christmas Festival grinch

Saturday November 3rd will be Camp Ground Elementary's annual Christmas Festival.  4:00-7:00 pm Games, crafts, food, silent auction, and turkey dinner.  Turkey Dinner is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.  To go plates are available.  7:30 pm Live auction begins.

There is family fun for everyone!

  • Disney World Park Hopper Tickets
  • Santa Pictures
  • Meet and Greet with Disney Princesses and Star Wars Characters
  • Great silent auction items
  • Crafts and games
  • Classroom Baskets
  • Christmas Trees and Wreaths
  • Lots and Lots More


Aspiring Administrators' Program Applications Available

Feeling Groovy Bookfair

Our spring bookfair will be Monday March 7-Friday March 11.  It will be open from 7:30 am- 2:30 pm.  There will be other opportunities for parents and grandparents to shop at the bookfair.  Credit Cards will be accepted this year.

Christmas Break

No school December 21-January 1.  Students return on Monday January 4th. 

First Grade Supply List

1 backpack(no wheels)    1 zipper pouch (no boxes please)

1- 12 pack pencils          1 pack pencil top erasers

1 pack glue sticks          1 pair of blunt scissors (Fiskars brand)

1 box of tissues            1 pack of 24 count crayons (no markers)

2 plain yellow 2 pocket folders (plastic 3 prongs if possible)

1 pair of headphones for Computer Lab (please no earbuds that go inside ears)

Other items that would be appreciated:

Baby wipes

Extra pencils

Extra tissues

Camp Ground Academic Team Governor's Cup District 109 Champions

Congratulations to the Camp Ground Academic Team!! They won the Governor's Cup competition for District 109.  They will go on to compete in the Regional Tournament later in March at London Elementary.  The following students won individual awards in written assessments:


Math: Jack Perkins- 1st place, Zarric Queen- 2nd place

Science: Jack Perkins- 1st place, Zarric Queen- 2nd place

Composition: Gracie Turner- 3rd place

Social Studies:Gavin Hurst- 1st place

Arts & Humanities:Gracie Turner- 3rd place

Future Problem Solving Team- 1st place

Quick Recall- 1st place


Congratulations Camp Ground Academic Team!!  Good Luck at Regionals!!



Camp Ground Is Ready to Take on the KPREP!

Camp Ground students show they are ready to take on the KPREP and show what they have learned this year! 
Testing begins Tuesday, April 24 and concludes Monday, April 30th.
Please plan to be at school on time each day and be ready to do your best!

Appalachian Musical Journey
Students at Camp Ground enjoyed a program featuring a Musical Journey through Appalachia.  This program featuring musicians Lorinda Jones and Mark Goodman demonstrated Appalachian Music using the dulcimer, autoharp, banjo and much more.  Enjoy this video of our talented staff joining in with the spoons and washboard!
Fitness Friday
Camp Ground students participate in fitness activities each Friday!
Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten Enrollment Information

Potato Book Character Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Potato Book Character Contest.

1st Place- Shyann Smith 

2nd Place- Breonna Johnson

3rd Place- Ava Bledsoe

Click on the link below to see all the potatoes from our contest.

Potato Contest

Veteran's Day Breakfast/Program veterans day

Calling all Veteran's!  If you are a veteran we would like to invite you to come and enjoy breakfast and a program put on by our students to honor you and your sacrifice you made for our country. Breakfast will begin at 8:15 a.m on Friday November 9th followed by a program in the gym at 9:00 a.m.  We hope to see you there.


Students need to wear the colored shirt listed below according to their grade.


K-1: Blue Shirt

2-3: White Shirt

4-5: Red Shirt

Pumpkin Extravaganza/PTO Chili Supper Pumpkin

Camp Ground's 1st annual Pumpkin Extravaganza will be Friday October 14th.  The following activities will be from 5:00-6:30 pm:

Pumpkin Games

FREE Candy

Pumpkin Crafts

Family Reading/AR tests

Great Pumpkin Show Contest

PTO Chili Supper


**PTO Chili Supper is $5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for Children.  That includes a bowl of chili, drink, and desert.**


You may also dress as your favorite book character.


AT 6:30 we will be showing the movie Spookley the Square Pumpkin on our big screen.  Bring blankets and enjoy this FREE movie night.  Popcorn, drinks, and candy will be sold during the movie.

Book Fair book fair

Let Your Imagination Grow!  The Enchanted Forest Bookfair will be at our school October 8th-12th. 

Summer Feeding Dates and Locations Announced

Last Day of School

The last day of school for students is Thursday May 26th. 

Breakfast with Grandparents

Calling all Grandparents!  It's that time of year for Breakfast with Grandparents.  Come eat breakfast with your grandchildren and shop at our spring bookfair.  We will serve breakfast from 7:30 am til 8:15 am. The dates are below.

Tuesday March 8th- Preschool thru 2nd Grade

Wednesday March 9th- 3rd Grade thru 5th Grade

Elementary Academic Teams Season Begins

Kindergarten Supply List

2 or 3 glue sticks (not bottled glue)

1 pair of safety scissors

2 packs LARGE crayons

2 or 3 packs of LARGE pencils

1 zipper pouch (not a box)

2 boxes of tissue

headphones (no earbuds)

2 or 3 packs of 24 count crayons

**Please write child's name on all supplies**

Laurel County Elementary Basketball Tournament Bracket Basketball
Students of the Month: March

Congratulations to the students chosen as their classroom's student of the month for March!

March Student of the Month
Parent/Teacher Conference school

Parent/Teacher Conference will be on Monday October 8th from 4:10 pm-6:50 pm.  A note will be sent home to let you know when you can start making appointments with your child's teacher.  You will have until Thursday October 4th to make your appointment.  No appointments will be made after this date.  The book fair will also be open during this time.

Camp Ground Summer Reading Program

We will be participating in a Book Scouts Summer Reading program.  This program is for all students that will be attending Camp Ground during the 2016/2017 school year.  This program is optional, however, if you complete the program you will be able to attend the Back to School Reading party in August.

Click on the link below to read all the details about the Book Scouts Summer Reading Program.

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Packets will be sent home the last week of school.

Camp Read A Lot

Do you like camping?  Do you like reading?  If you do then Camp Read A Lot is for you!

Camp Ground library will be open Monday June 6th-Thursday June 9th from 9:00 am -12:00 pm for Camp Read A Lot.

Activities include: Camp storytime everyday at 10:00 am, camping crafts, build up AR points for next year, work on book scout badges, and get your library summer visit log signed.


Camp Ground Art Show

Come view your child's art work at our Camp Ground Art Show.  Art work will be displayed in the cafeteria during parent teacher conference on Thursday March 10th from 4:00-7:00 pm.

Camp Ground Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations Justin Scalf, Camp Ground Spelling Bee Champion, and Brookelyn Jackson Camp Ground Spelling Bee Runner Up.  They will compete in the District Spelling Bee on Thursday February 11th at 6:30 pm at South Laurel Middle School.

Box Tops

It's Box Tops Competition Time!!  Turn in your box tops to your teacher from September 1st-October 14th.  The class with the most box tops will receive a Fall Celebration Party!  All box tops earn money for our school.  Happy Clipping!  

Preschool Supply List

A mat for rest time, you can find these at Walmart, in the school supply section.

A backpack large enough to take folders home on Thursdays.

A ziploc bag with a change of clothes to keep in their backpacks.

If you can donate any of the items below it would be greatly appreciated.

  • Kleenex
  • Baby Wipes
  • Lysol Wipes for tables and toys
  • Snacks for the kids (All snacks must be Peanut Free)

*We will be supplying a receiving blanket for them to use at rest time.*


Breakfast with Grandparents breakfast

Attention All Grandparent's!!  Come enjoy breakfast with your grandchild!!  Thursday October 11th and Friday October 12th from 7:30 am- 8:30 am.  Cost is $2.25.  You will also have an opportunity to visit the Bookfair with your grandchild.  The schedule for Breakfast with Grandparent's is below.  Please enter through the cafeteria doors.

Thursday October 11th: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade

Friday October 12th : 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Thursday March 10th from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm.  Please call and schedule an appointment with your child's teacher.  The bookfair will also be open during this time.

Book Scouts Summer Reading Program

Students will be able to participate in a Book Scouts Summer Reading program this summer.  A packet will be sent home with all the information needed to participate.  Below is a list of days and times that our Camp Ground library will be open for the summer.  Fill free to come in during any of these times to read, take tests, and earn your Book Scout Badges.

Tuesday June 9th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Tuesday June 16th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Tuesday June 23rd 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Tuesday July 14th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Tuesday July 21st 10:00 am-12:00pm

Thursday July 23rd 10:00 am-12:00 pm

*Parents/Guardians must accompany students to the Camp Ground Library.*


Click on the link below to see the letter about the Book Scouts Summer Reading Program and the Library Visit Log.

Book Scouts Summer Reading Program Letter

Library Visit Log

2015-2016 Yearbook Orders

It is time for Yearbook orders!  Order you full color yearbook for the 2015-2016 school year today!  We only have a limited amount of yearbooks ordered, so they will be sold on a first come first serve basis.  The cost is $25.00.  Please make checks payable to Camp Ground Elementary PTO.

Congratulations Mrs. Shawna Chaney!

Mrs. Shawna Chaney was named the 2016 Campbellsvillle University Excellence in Teaching Award for elementary schools.  Thank you so much Mrs. Chaney for your dedication and love for our students and our school!  YOUR THE BEST!

Camp Ground is a School of Distinction

Congratulations students and staff!!  The 2014-2015 Kprep test scores have been released and Camp Ground is a School of Distinction!!  Our school scored in the 96th percentile overall.  We are ranked #50 in the state!! Way to go Yellow Jackets!!