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London Elementary Teacher Danielle Armstrong Recipient of the KY DEC Outstanding Early Childhood Educator Award

Danielle Armstrong Selected KY DEC Outstanding Early Childhood Educator Award






Danielle Armstrong, 2018 Kentucky DEC Outstanding Early Childhood Educator Award winner

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!

Thursday, August 23, 2018 Information Bulletin

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.


Molly Barnett

Community Education and Public Information Officer


To Clarify Misinformation Disseminated Throughout the County Regarding the Dissolution of The Backpack Club, Inc.

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.


Molly Barnett

Community Education and Public Information Officer

Laurel County Public Schools

Free/Reduced Meal Applications Available

MilkHam SandwichPancakes


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.

North Laurel Middle Band Recognized as a Top Band in the State!

NLMS Symphonic Band

Members of the NLMS Symphonic Winds with Director Bret McIntosh

Keavy Staff Members Are Ready to Ride The Energy Bus

Keavy Energy Bus

Keavy Elementary staff posing with their energy bus banner after reading the book, The Energy Bus

NLHS FFA Earns Honors at KY Envirothon Competition


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

Graduation Cap image

CFI Students Earn Statewide Honor at SkillsUSA Conference

CFI Students Earn Honors at SkillsUSA conference

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.


Certified LEOSA Security Response Team

LEOSA Volunteers

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.  

Night of the Arts, March 26-29


Nights of the Arts






School Safety

School Safety Statement

Public Statement Regarding NLMS Threat on 2-17-2018

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.”



NO SCHOOL- Friday, December 2, 2018

Laurel County District Spelling Bee, 6:30 pm at SLMS

District Spelling Bee, January 23, 6:00 pm at SLMS


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

NO SCHOOL- Thursday, January 18, 2018

NO SCHOOL- Thursday, January 18, 2018

Academic Meets Cancelled

All Academic Meets cancelled January 16, 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

Cold Hill Elementary Teacher Recipient of Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of Honor

Melanie Callahan Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of Honor

Melanie Callahan, Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of Honor recipient 

CFI Accepting Applications for Student Enrollment

CFI Rectangle Logo

SLHS Student Earns Perfect ACT Score

SLHS student Lucas Maxey earns Perfect ACT score

Laurel County Elementary Basketball Tournament Bracket Basketball
New Immunization/Health Requirements

New Immunization/Health Requirements

NLHS Presents Beauty and the Beast Jr

NLHS Presents Beauty and the Beast Jr

NLHS Band Presents: A Night on Broadway

NLHS Band Presents:  A Night on Broadway

Laurel County Student Excels at Gatton Academy

Bronson McQueen Excels at Gatton Academy

Bronson McQueen will graduate from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University

CFI Students Learn Workforce Development Skills

CFI- Electrical Wiring

Dylan Sergent receives instruction from Mr. Karr 

Congratulations to Wyan-Pine Grove Elementary on Being Named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School

Congratulations to Wyan-Pine Grove Elementary School on Being Named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School

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

Dental Care Now Be Offered to Middle and High School Students

CFI Students Attend 2018 HOSA Conference

CFI HOSA Students at State HOSA Convention

CFI students in the Health Science program at the Laurel County Center for Innovation attended the 2018 HOSA Conference

Brittain's Butterfly 5K and Fun Run May 19th

Brittain's Butterfly 5k and fun run

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.

Summer Feeding Information

Summer Feeding Ad

Melanie Gover Selected Principal at Cold Hill Elementary

Melanie Gover Selected Principal at Cold Hill Elementary

Laurel County Schools Statement on Copy-Cat Threats

Copy-Cat Threat Statement



The South Laurel Middle School Drama Department proudly presents

SLMS The Snow White Variety Show

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. shawn.sizemore@laurel.kyschools.us

Cell Phone: 606.312.3537 School Phone: 606.862.4745

SLHS DECA Students Earn Honors at Regional Career Conference

SLHS Deca Students

KMEA District 10 Announces Music Teachers of the Year

KMEA District  10 Teachers of the Year

Pictured from L to RL  Mark Sizemore, SLHS, Bret McIntosh, NLMS, and Jon Oliver, Hunter Hills Elementary

CFI Student Prepares for Career in Aviation

CFI Student Johnathon Sheehan

CFI student Johnathon Sheehan plans to become a certified pilot





2018 Elementary Basketball Schedule

Basketball clipart

Click here to view 2018 Elementary Basketball Schedule

Students at SLHS Earn Honors at the Bluegrass Regional High School Art Show

SLHS Art Collage EKU Winners

Pictured is Kiley Collett beside her cereamics piece, "Tainted Love."  Also, pictured is a ceramic piece titled "Tree of Knowledge" created by Sadie Durant.

SLHS Southern Talent Art Show

SLHS Southern Talent Art Show




Held in the South Laurel High School Auditorium

Gallery hours

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


London Elementary presents Junie B. Jones the Musical Jr.

Junie B. Jones the Musical

Preschool Information

Preschool Registration

Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten Enrollment Information

CFI Students Provide Public Health Presentations

Students in  the Allied Health Science Program presented at The Future of Public Health in Kentucky

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.