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Spring Pictures and Group Pictures pictures

SMILE!!  Spring individual pictures and classroom group pictures will be Monday March 4th.

Dr. Seuss Book Walk and Art Night dr seuss

Come join us on Tuesday February 26th for a Dr. Seuss Book Walk and Art Night from 4:30-6:30 pm.  You will take a walk through the school and hear Dr. Seuss stories, meet a special guest, and creat some FANTABULOUS Dr. Seuss art work.  Along with the book walk and art activities you will receive a snack, get to take AR tests, and there will be prize giveaways!

**Book walks will begin at 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, and 6:00**

Book Fair book fair

STOMP, CHOMP, READ!  The DINO-MITE book fair will be at our school Monday March 4th-Friday March 8th.

Breakfast with Parents breakfast

Attention All MOMS AND DADS! Come enjoy breakfast with your child!!  Thursday March 7th and Friday March 8th from 7:30 am- 8:30 am.  Cost is $2.25.  You will also have an opportunity to visit the Bookfair with your child.  The schedule for Breakfast with Parents is below.  Please enter through the cafeteria doors.

Thursday March 7th: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade

Friday March 8th : 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

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 25th- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish- Wear Red and Blue

Tuesday February 26th- The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins- Wear Your Favorite Hat

Wednesday February 27th- Fox in Socks- Wear your Craziest Socks

Thursday February 28th- I am Not Going to Get Up Today- Wear your Pajamas

Friday March 1st- Favorite Character Day- Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss Character.

Preschool Information

Preschool Enrollment Information

Spelling Bee spelling bee

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

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

2018 Elementary Girls and Boys Basketball Tournament Schedule




       Girls Schedule     

   Boys Schedule

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!

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.

Check out the New Laurel County Public Schools App

Download the new (free) Laurel County Public Schools App


Apple Store

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Laurel County School App

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

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


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.


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!



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.

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!

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!

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

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.

Book Fair book fair

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

Fall Pictures pictures

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

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!!!

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!

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.

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!!

International Dot Day dot

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

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.

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!!

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!

2018-2019 Supply Lists school supplies
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

Summer Feeding Information

Summer Feeding Ad

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!!

Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten Enrollment Information

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

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.