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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.  


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.

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!

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.)

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!!

Summer Feeding Information

Summer Feeding Ad

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!

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!



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!!!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

International Dot Day dot

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

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.


Christmas Sing A Long rudolph

Our annual Christmas sing a long will be on Friday December 15th.  Kindergarten-2nd grade will perform at 9:00 am and 3rd-5th grade will perform at 10:00 am.  Come out and enjoy some holiday music.

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

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

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!!

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.

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

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

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

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!

Fall Pictures pictures

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

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


Laurel County Elementary Basketball Tournament Bracket Basketball
Book Fair book fair

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

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

Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten Enrollment Information

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.

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