The Laurel County Board of Education is excited to welcome Chris Souder, a coaching legend in Girls Basketball as the new head coach of the SLHS Girls Basketball team. Coach Souder, a 4 time KABC 12th Region Coach of the Year joins the SLHS Cardinal family after coaching the Mercer County Lady Titans to back-to-back State Championships. The winner of 18 46th District Championships, Coach Souder has been recognized by USA Today, the Courier Journal, and the Lexington Herald Leader as Coach of the Year.
Coach Souder received his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Lindsey Wilson College and his Rank 1 certification from the University of the Cumberlands. A head varsity basketball coach for over 21 years and a member of the elite KABC Century Award with 517 wins, he joins the SLHS family with 19 former players who have furthered their basketball career at the collegiate level.
Welcome Coach Souder!
Chris Foley, former CFI student, shown displaying his Outstanding Lineman Award presented by Hazard Community & Technical College (HCTC).
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Congratulations to the SLHS Marching Band for being crowned the class 4A State Marching Band Champs!
Congratulations to the NLHS FFA for winning the National Environmental and Natural Resource competition. This is the first time a Kentucky FFA team has earned this recognition. Way to go!!!
Laurel County Schools LEOSA Security Response Team featured in KY Teacher, A Publication of the Kentucky Department of Education. Click here to view article.
Danielle Armstrong, 2018 Kentucky DEC Outstanding Early Childhood Educator Award winner
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!
Click here to view 2018 Elementary Basketball Schedule
Dylan Sergent receives instruction from Mr. Karr
CFI student Johnathon Sheehan plans to become a certified pilot
The rumor of a threat to cause possible harm to others at Laurel County Schools was reported to school officials. Superintendent, Dr. Bennett, directed law enforcement to immediately investigate. The findings from the law enforcement investigation and an administrative investigation show the rumor is not substantiated and there was not a threat of harm to students and students were never at risk. A number of officers and law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation.
Laurel County School District takes all threats seriously and exercises every possible measure to keep our students and staff safe. We appreciate the efforts of our outstanding School Resource Officers, LEOSA Security Response Team, and local and state law enforcement agencies who work diligently to help keep our students and schools safe.
Community Education and Public Information Officer
Pictured from L to RL Mark Sizemore, SLHS, Bret McIntosh, NLMS, and Jon Oliver, Hunter Hills Elementary
Our district is aware of and saddened by the ending of the Backpack Club Program. The Backpack Club Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is an independent Kentucky Corporation and is NOT affiliated with the Laurel County School District. However, we appreciate the service and love demonstrated by the many volunteers over the last 14 years to our students in distributing backpacks each weekend.
The Laurel County School District does NOT have, nor has ever had any authority or decision-making power over the actions of the Backpack Club, Inc. nor its Board of Directors.
Our district, along with our Family Resource/ Youth Service Centers have already been in contact with other community partners who have expressed interest in filling the void left by the ending of the Backpack Club Program.
Please feel free to contact the Central Office if you have any questions at 606-862-4600.
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Laurel County parents/guardians, please remember to submit your application for free/reduced meals. All parents/guardians should have received at the beginning of this school year as they do every year an application to apply for free or reduced meal charges. If you did not receive an application, please click the link below for an application. The qualifications for this program are set by federal guidelines and are universal across the United States. If you have questions or have misplaced your application, please click here to be directed to the Food Service page for Laurel County Public Schools.
Our food service staff looks for creative ways to incorporate the federal guidelines while providing students a delicious meal they want to eat and enjoy. If you are curious to know the menu for your child’s school, please visit the Laurel County Public School webpage, each school has their menu posted, it is also available under the Food Service tab.
Keavy Elementary staff posing with their energy bus banner after reading the book, The Energy Bus
Members of the NLMS Symphonic Winds with Director Bret McIntosh
NLHS FFA A Team members: Tyler Purvis, Keaton Hayre, Katie Fortney, Alainey Robinson and Lennox Brinks
Click HERE to view live graduation coverage from North Laurel High School and South Laurel High School
Bronson McQueen will graduate from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University
Pictured L-R: Mrs. Chandra Lawson, engineering faculty, Trevor Jones, Derek Cobb, Mr. Gary Karr, industrial faculty, Jared Bartley, Kaylie Smith, Caleb Hopper, Anna Reid, Trendon Ball, and Mr. Shane Smith, media faculty.
Cold Hill will be holding Brittain's Butterfly 5K and Fun Run in honor of Stephanie Brittain.
Saturday, May 19th, Fun Run begins at 8:30 AM and the race begins at 9:15 AM.
Location: 70 Souls Harbour Way, London, KY
Race Registration Fee $20.00, Fun Run $10.00
Registration form and additional information.
Pictured from L to R: Superintendent Bennett, Johnny Phelps, Jimmy Phelps, Joe Schenkenfelder, Dan Smoot, Millard Root, Charlie Loomis, and Bobby Day.
Congratulations to our first certified LEOSA Security Response Team class! This class represents over 225 combined years of law enforcement and security expertise. The group is comprised of retired detectives and law enforcement officers from KY State Police, Sheriff and City Police, Bureau of Prisons, and private security firms.
CFI students in the Health Science program at the Laurel County Center for Innovation attended the 2018 HOSA Conference
Pictured is Kiley Collett beside her cereamics piece, "Tainted Love." Also, pictured is a ceramic piece titled "Tree of Knowledge" created by Sadie Durant.
You are invited to attend our school matinee performances held on March 12 and 14 on the
campus of SLMS!
Performances will begin at 10:00am and 1:00pm each day. The show runs
approximately an hour and fifteen minutes long.
Tickets are $2 for students and can be reserved
by emailing or calling Shawn Sizemore at SLMS. email@example.com
Cell Phone: 606.312.3537 School Phone: 606.862.4745
Featuring Artisans from: COLD HILL, HUNTER HILLS, KEAVY, LONDON, SUBLIMITY, WYAN-PINE GROVE, SOUTH LAUREL MIDDLE and SOUTH LAUREL HIGH.
Held in the South Laurel High School Auditorium
March 12th thru the 14th from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
March 15th and 16th 8:00 am to 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
March 17th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Awards and Reception March 18th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Statement from Dr. Doug Bennett, Superintendent of Laurel County Schools
“On Saturday, February 17, a NLMS student made a threat against other students. Kentucky State Police arrested the student who is lodged in the Breathitt Detention Center on the Charge of Terroristic Threatening 2nd degree. The Laurel County School District safety protocol was followed in assisting the KSP.
We take all threats seriously and exercise every possible measure to keep our students and staff safe.”
Top right picture L-R: Haley Smith, Autumn Smith, Caitlin Barton, and Drew Collett collaborating to present on the public health crisis of substance abuse, drug addiction, and prevention.
Bottom left picture L-R: Lindsey Gregory, Landen Roark, and Veronica Vanover provided public health presentations on Youth Smoking, Juvenile Diabetes, and Alcohol Abuse and Prevention.
Melanie Callahan, Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of Honor recipient