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2018 6th Grade Showcase Champions 6th Grade Showcase Champions
Winter Weather Information

With the winter season comes questions about what to expect regarding school operations in the event of inclement weather.  Here’s what you need to know.

Flu Shots for Students Not Available at School

Flu shots for students will not be available at school this year.  If a parent wishes for their child to have the flu shot they should contact their child’s medical provider, the Calloway County Health Department or check with other businesses that may offer this service.

CCSD Conducting Survey on 2019-2020 School Calendar

Preparations are underway for the 2019-2020 school year.  As part of the process, the Calendar Committee is requesting your input as we work to develop next year’s school calendar. 

 

 

September edition of The Laker Review

Issue #1, volume 39 is now available...thanks Journalism department!

Infinite Campus Offering New and Improved Apps

Parents and students,

We are excited to inform you Infinite Campus has two new and improved mobile apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more.

Unified Team Recognized by ESPN Unified Team Banner

Unified Team receives honor roll recognition.

NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR TO AFFECT ALL STUDENTS

NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR TO AFFECT ALL STUDENTS

A recent amendment to Kentucky state law regarding required student immunization schedules will go into effect for the 2018-19 school year.  This is going to impact a significant number, if not all, of our students.  The new regulations are as follows:

Counselor Named Outstanding Staff Sandra Pitman

A huge congratulations to Sandra Pitman, one of the counselors at the Calloway County Alternative Instructional Facility.  

PHONE SYSTEM STATUS

We are aware of multiple issues with inbound calls to the schools. Please note that the following numbers are having service issues...

WKRECC Makes Donation WKRECC Donation

Calloway County Schools would like to thank West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (WKRECC) for their donation.  The donation will be used to continue to increase security efforts in our schools. 

 

Presenting the check on behalf of WKRECC is David Smart, President and CEO, along with WKRECC Board Members Jamie Potts and Mike Burchett.  Accepting the check on behalf of Calloway County Schools is Director of Pupil Personnel, Josh McKeel.

2018 Leadership Tomorrow

The 2018 Leadership Tomorrow class had their final trip of the year to Washington, D.C.

Thank you to the sponsors from Murray High, Sherry Purdom, Calloway County High School, Jamie McDaniel, and Murray State University, Shawn Smee, Leadership Tomorrow Director. Please click on the link to watch their extraordinary experience.

CCMS Academic Team Competes at Nationals CCMS Academic Team

CCMS Academic Team Competes at Nationals.

Registration Dates for the 2018-2019 School Year Registration Dates

Work is well underway for the 2018-2019 school year.  Registration dates for all schools in the Calloway County School District have been set.

May edition of The Laker Review

Produced by the CCHS Journalism department, the May edition of The Laker Review is now available. 

CCMS Speech Places 4th at State CCMS Speech Team
Kindergarten Registration - Welcome Class of 2031 -Kindergarten Registration 2018-2019

Calloway County Schools will be hosting Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, March 22 at 9:00 a.m. and from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at each elementary school.  

We look forward to the Class of 2031 joining the Laker Family!

2017-2018 CCSD Calendar Amended - Last Day for Students - May 15, 2018 2017-2018 CCSD Amended Calendar - March 8, 2018

At the March Board Meeting, the Board of Education amended the 2017-2018 school calendar due to conflicts with the graduation ceremony. The last day for students has been moved to Tuesday, May 15.

Please keep in mind that in the event of another missed day, the calendar will be amended.

CCMS History Team Qualifies For Nationals CCMS History Bee Qualifiers

Calloway Middle History Team Qualifies for National Competition

Local Teacher Highlighted in Prichard Committee Report

Noraa Ransey, 3rd grade teacher at North Elementary was featured recently in a Pritchard Committee news article.

2018-2019 School Calendar Adopted 2018-2019 CCSD Calendar

At the February Board Meeting, the Calloway County Board of Education adopted a calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Laker 4 Life Kindergarten Readiness Event Laker 4 Life Night

Do you have a child entering kindergarten 2018-19?  If so please come to Laker 4 Life Night on Tuesday, February 13th at the middle school from 4:30-6:30.

CCMS Speech Claims Regional Championship CCMS Speech 2018 Regional Champs!
CCMS Academic Team Regional Champions CCMS Academic Team Regional Champions
CCHS Academic Team Wins District Championship CCHS 2018 Academic Team Champs

CCHS Academic Team Wins District Championship--8th straight year

CCMS Academic Team District Champions CCMS Academic Team District Champions
Response to Tragedy at Marshall County High School

The Calloway County School District extends its deepest sympathies to Marshall County Schools today in the wake of an unspeakable tragedy this morning at Marshall County High School.  CCSD administration and staff remain hyper vigilant to our own safety protocol as we continue to lift Marshall County up in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  

Winter Weather Information

With the winter season comes questions about what to expect regarding school operations in the event of inclement weather.  Here’s what you need to know.

New Group of Teachers Earn National Board Certified Status

Calloway County Teachers earn National Board Certification. 

Department of Energy Science Bowl T-shirt Design Winner CCMS Student Jayne Bishop Jayne Bishop Winner

DOE recently announced that CCMS student Jayne Bishop won their t-shirt design competition.

CCSD Conducting Survey on 2018-2019 Calendar

Preparations are underway for the 2018-2019 school year.  As part of the process, the Calendar Committee has developed two draft calendars for the 2018-2019 school year. 

FIRST LEGO League Jr. Grant FIRST LEGO League Jr

North Calloway PTA receives FIRST LEGO League Jr. grant for school.

Academic Team takes WKAA District Title; Advances to Regionals academicteam120117

On Thursday, November 30, 2017 the Varsity Academic Team competed in the West Kentucky Academic Association’s district tournament.

6th Grade Showcase Champions! 6th Grade Showcase Champions

CCMS Lakers Sixth Grade Showcase Champions

 

 

Leadership Murray Visits Calloway Greenhouse tour

Leadership Murray had an education day on Tuesday, Nov. 14.  Part of their day was with Calloway and they toured a few of the facilities.

CCSD Health and Wellness Report

The CCSD Health and Wellness report was published recently.  It can be found here.

 

Principal Jodi Butler demonstrates some cool science

Science and Halloween go together well as Southwest Principal Jodi Butler demonstrates.

LAKER Band takes 4th in Class 3A KMEA State Marching Band Competition band

This past Saturday, the Laker Band earned a spot in the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Competition’s FINAL FOUR in the 3A division for the first time since 2008 and the 6th time overall.

CCHS FFA attends 90th National FFA Convention Bellah

Last week at the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis our chapter sent 13 students to compete. 

Boil Water Alert--Water Bottles Distributed Water delivered at Southwest

Due to the boil water alert today in Calloway County, bottles of water were made available to all students in all schools.

CCSD Partners with the Calloway County Health Department to Offer Flu Shots

The Calloway County School District is proud to once again collaborate with the Calloway County Health Department to provide flu vaccine at the schools for our staff and students.  The vaccines will be provided on October 24 and 25 using the following schedule:

  • October 24 – CCHS, CCMS and Central Office (Times – TBA)
  • October 25 – Southwest, North, East (Times – TBA)

Students at CCMS and CCHS may pick up the forms in the front office of their respective school.  Forms are also available on our website.  All of our elementary school students will bring the form home by Friday, September 29.

If you are interested in your child participating in this opportunity, please complete and return the forms to your child’s school by Monday, October 16 at 3:30 p.m. 

By being proactive we hope to help our students maintain their health allowing them to attend school each and every day!

CCHS Parent-Teacher Conferences

Calloway County High School Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.

Dr. Jones Receives Honor Dr. Jones

CCHS Band director Dr. Derek Jones recently received Music Educator of the year.

Boys and Girls Soccer games scheduled in Bowling Green on September 1-2, 2017 have been cancelled due to excessive rain.

Boys and Girls Soccer games scheduled in Bowling Green on September 1-2, 2017 have been cancelled due to excessive rain.

Calloway County Schools Honor Retirees at the June Board Meeting 2017 retirees

The Calloway County Board of Education honored some retirees at the regular June board meeting.

Veteran Mr. Vernon Fulcher Receives Honorary High School Diploma Vernon Fulcher receiving high school diploma.

Mr. Vernon Fulcher recently received his honorary Calloway County High School Diploma in a special ceremony in Las Vegas, NV.

Attention Preschool Parents

Calloway County Preschool is experiencing complications with the telephone and computer systems. We ask that you call the Board of Education Office with any transportation changes or questions you may have. 270-762-7300

We apologize for any inconvenience.

CCSD Eclipse Information eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017 marks a most unique event in Calloway County Schools as well as our nation’s history.  From Oregon to South Carolina, the skies will darken during normal daylight hours as the result of what’s being described as the Great American Total Solar Eclipse.  Administration, faculty, and staff are equally excited about this event and the educational opportunities that we have to share with our students. 

CCHS hires Boys Soccer Coach Head Boys Soccer Coach

Calloway County High School would like to welcome Coach Evan Pierce as the new Boys Soccer Coach.   

Calloway County District Job Recruitment Fair - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Calloway County Middle School Gym Job Fair
Accepting Bids for Supplies, Equipment, Furniture and/or Other Miscellaneous Goods

Calloway County BOE is accepting sealed bids for supplies, equipment, furniture, and/or other miscellaneous goods.

Claire Umstead Signs Presidential Fellowship Scholarship with MSU Claire signing

Claire Umstead signs letter of intent with MSU.

Career and Technical Education Success

ATC Principal Dan Hicks reported that Calloway County High School students A.J. Pitsenbarger and Anthony Karesak had tremendous success in the recnt statewide Career and Technical Education competitions held in Louisville, KY.  Pitsenbarger placed thrid in the state in the category of Culinary Arts.  Anthony Karesak finshed second in the state competition in welding sculpture.  Thanks to these two young men for representing the Murray-Calloway Co. Area Technology Center and Calloway County High School very well!

Infinite Campus Migration Project Complete - Action Required to Resume Access Infinite Campus

CCSD has successfully completed the migration of the IC database to ‘the cloud’.   This is part of a state-wide project coordinated by KDE.

Reading Recovery at Southwest Highlighted Recently

Reading Recovery is a reading program used at all of our elementary schools.  One success story was recently highlighted in a national publication about a student from Southwest!

CCMS Speech Places 4th at State State Speech 2017

Congratuations to our CCMS Speech Team!

Southwest Recognized in the Kentucky Teacher Publication for National Blue Ribbon School Josh McKeel in office

The Kentucky Teacher recognized Southwest Elementary School in its most recent publication for being named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.

Lynsey Wagner named Paducah Sun and Paducah Bank Teen of the Week Lynsey Wagner

Lynsey Wagner's grant with Special Olympics gets recognized locally!Lynsey Wagner

Laker Basketball to Recognize the 2003 Regional Championship Team

Friday, January 6th come out to see the double header against Marshall County and help us recognize the 2003 Regional Championship Boy's Team.

FIRST GRADE GREEN BEAN MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE Green Beans

North is collecting  canned green beans for Needline.  Please bring in as many as you can.  First grade is currently in the lead for the number of cans collected!

Another Band Grand Championship Laker Band - 2016 Grand Champions at Festival of Champions

September 17, the Calloway County High School Laker Band was recognized as Grand Champion of the Murray State University Festival of Champions,  This was the 41st FOC which has developed over the years into a long running tradition where MSU serves as the home of this band competition event for programs across the state.  The Lakers placed in the top 5 bands in the FOC last year and this year broke through as champions while competing against some terrific other high school bands.  Barren County High School was named the 2nd place Reserve Grand Champion.  Congratulations Lakers you did it---"Laker Nation Dedication: Commitment. Tradition. Respect!"  

Laker Band Grand Champions Laker Band Grand Champions

Congratulations to the CCHS Laker Band for an outstanding job at the Madisonville North Hopkins Maroon Classic Band Competition Saturday, Sept. 10th. They were 1st in the 3A division in music, marching, and guard, and also received the Grand Championship trophy and best overall color guard out of 11 bands from western and central Kentucky. On Saturday September 17th, the CCHS Laker Band will face some of the toughest competition of the year at the 47th annual Festival of Champions at Murray State University. They will be competing in the 3A division as well as for the overall Grand Championship.  Their performance in preliminary competition is at 12:30p.pm. at Roy Stewart Stadium on the MSU campus. Laker Nation Dedication has shown through with the hard work the Laker Band has put in starting this past summer!  Good luck Lakers!

Best Buddies Best Buddies program

Thanks to Murray State University football for volunteering time to the Best Buddies program!

High School Student Has a Chance of a Lifetime Student with equipment

Jordan Lax gets to work with the lighting crew for the Oak Ridge Boys.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

CCPS student Caroline Colson was the first student in Calloway County to register for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Calloway County Public Library.  By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000 book goal in 3 years and provide their children essential early literacy skills. The program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth to 5.  To register, interested persons may stop by CCPL and sign up with a CCPL Programming staff member.  Program participants will be given materials at the time of registration and this program is free of charge.

Crosstown Classic Football Game Continued

Due to heat index concerns the football game will be continued at 7:00pm instead of 6:00pm tonight, August 27 at MSU Stewart Stadium.

CCSD Nurse Tina Ryan Named 2016 Kentucky School Nurse of the Year CCSD Nurse Tina Ryan Named 2016 Kentucky School Nurse of the Year
Jennifer Stubblefield awarded multiple business leader awards! Annual KY Career and Technical Summer Conference
Murray Bank/Murray Ledger and Times Student of the Year Murray Bank/Murray Ledger and Times Student of the Year

Calloway County High School senior, Jacob Friedrich, has been named the Murray Bank/Murray Ledger and Times Student of the Year.  The announcement came on April 26, 2016 at a banquet for all students that were recognized as a student of the week from their respective schools during the 2015-2016 school year.  The awards were given to elementary, middle school, and high school students from the Calloway County and Murray Independent school districts.  Friedrich earned a $1000 scholarship for use in paying for part of his college education.  Mr. Friedrich has exemplified the work ethic, academic abilities, extra-curricular involvement, and chartible attitude desriable in all Lakers.  In addition, Calloway County High School was awarded $1000 for use toward student activities or needs at the high school. 

 

Calloway Plant Sale

Come out on May 7th and support the Lakers!  Download the flier for more info.

CCHS FBLA Wins Big at State! CCHA FBLA attending state competition

Calloway County FBLA had tremendous success at the 64th Annual FBLA State Competition earlier this week in Louisville. 

All Pro Dad's Last Breakfast for the Year All Pro Dad's Last Breakfast for the Year

Mickey Garrison guest speaker for All Pro Dad's Breakfast

CCHS FFA Chapter Wins Field Day AGAIN! 11 Years in a row! CCHS FFA Chapter

FFA Field Day Champions 11 Years in a row

Senior Activities with Dates

Important Senior Activities and Dates

CCMS Speech Team 3rd in the State CCMS Speech Team 3rd in the State

The Calloway County Middle School Speech Team concluded their season this weekend by placing 3rd, out of 31 schools, at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Tournament in Lexington, KY.  

Independence Bank Invests In Local Scholars Independence Bank Invests In Local Scholars
Academic Team State Academic Team preps for State

The Calloway County High School Academic Team particpated in the KAAC State Finals March 18-21, 2016 at the Galt House in Louisville, KY.  After having won their sixth straight district championship and finishing second in the region, the team competed well at the state finals.  Haley Bergman finished 10th in Arts & Humanities statewide while Martin Mikulcik finished 10th in science.  Mattie Adams, CCHS 9th grade student, finshed on the first place team for middle grades Future Problem Solving (FPS) alternates.  Sophomore Katie Allen was on the FPS 2nd place team for high school alternates.  The Lakers have had a tremendous 2015-16 season ending with a 23-1 regular season record.  Great job and thanks Coach Gray and Coach Morehead for your hard work!

Murray Bank's Tim Stark Awarded

The Murray Bank’s Marketing Director, Tim Stark, took home the prize for his role in leading a win-win business partnership with Calloway Co. High School FBLA.  Mr. Stark is a supportive Calloway County High School alumnus and graduated in the class of 1998.   Thank you Murray Bank for partnering with our local chapter and thank you Tim Stark for being at the forefront sharing your expertise and time for the betterment of our students!

CCHS Teacher Randy Herndon NBCT CCHS Teacher Randy Herndon NBCT

CCHS Principal Randy McCallon has been notified by the Kentucky Network To Transform Teaching that Mr. Randy Herndon, TV Production teacher, has achieved National Board Certification renewal, the highest credential in teaching.  The letter congratulating Mr. Herndon and Calloway County High School lauds this preparation and certification as having proven over time across multiple settings to increase effective teaching.  McCallon commented, "Mr. Herndon has made the commitment to put in the extra effort and necessary time to continue to hone his skills and find as many ways possible to provide exemplary instruction.  I know the faculty and staff joins me in congratulating Mr. Herndon on this achievement."

Laker Wrestling at KHSAA State Tournament Laker Wrestling at KHSAA State Tournament

The Calloway County High School Wrestling Team placed 22nd out of 87 teams at the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament.  This was the highest ranking the Laker Wrestling team has achieved at the State Tournament. 

On the individual front, Seniors David Clark and Mario Perez represented CCHS well in their State Tournament appearance.  Senior Scotty Ruttman finished in the top 16 wrestlers in the 126 weight class.

The future is bright for Laker Wrestling as junior Jack Hanes and sophomore David Woods each won matches in their respective weight classes.  Sophomore Nick Dickerson also placed in the top 16 in the 120lb weight class.

Junior Colby Culver placed 4th in the 220lb weight class.  This is the highest place a CCHS Wrestler has placed since Isaiah Frank placed 5th in the 2014 State Tournament.

Overall, it was a banner weekend for Laker Wrestling as we saw seven Laker Wrestlers take to the mat.  With the top 25 finish and Colby’s 4th place finish, Laker Wrestling looks to continue the momentum created by this year’s team.  Laker Wrestling is all about Laker Nation Motivation: Effort and Example.  Great Job Guys….Way to Represent CCHS!!!

CCMS Math Counts Team Heading to State CCMS Math Counts Team Heading to State

The Calloway Middle School Math COUNTS team competed on Saturday, February 20th at the Kentucky Lake Chapter regional competition.  The tournament was held at WKCTC located in Paducah, Kentucky and was open to schools from across the region.  At the conclusion of the tournament, the Laker team gathered both team and individual recognition.

2016 National Merit Scholarship Finalist 2016 National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Congratulations to Sam Morehead, Calloway County High School senior, for being named a 2016 National Merit Scholarship Finalist!  Morehead is one of 15,000 Finalists from all across the United States.  Of this number, 7400 will be selected as Merit Scholarship winners.  We are extremely proud of Sam for being honored among those in this elite group of high achieving students!

Lady Laker Charlee Settle Named Biokinetics WPSD Athlete of the Week

Charlee Settle Named Biokinetics Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to 8th grader Charlee Settle for being named the Biokinetics WPSD Athlete of the Week this past week. The Lady Laker Basketball player netted 8 pts. and grabbed 21 rebounds against Caldwell County and scored 22 pts. and grabbed 10 rebounds against Paducah Tilghman helping the CCHS Lady Lakers to two wins! Way to go Charlee!

CCMS ACADEMIC TEAM CLAIMS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CCMS ACADEMIC TEAM CLAIMS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Calloway County Middle School Academic Team competed in the regional tournament on February 13th at McCracken County High School.  After a great day of competition among 17 schools in the first region, the Lakers were named regional champions for the seventh time in the past eight years.  The Lakers totaled 34 team points followed by Paducah Middle with 19.5 points and Heath Middle with 18.5 points.  

Lakers Busy Saturday, February 13

On Satuday, February 13, 2016 there will be a lot of CCHS students competing.  Varsity Girls Basketball at 11:00am and Varsity Boys Basketball at 4:15pm at Murray HS in a special event.  Wrestling will compete in regionals at Christian County.  Archery will be competing in regional competition at Graves County.  The regional swim meet has been moved from the original date of Feb. 12 to Feb. 13 at the Paducah Athletic Club.  Good Luck Lakers!

CCHS Vs. Carlisle Co HS VG/VB Basketball Senior Night Tonight

The basketball games scheduled at Calloway Co. HS tonight, Feb. 9, will be played as scheduled.  Varsity Boys begin at 6:00pm with Varsity Girls to follow.  Senior Night festivities will begin at 5:15pm.

Calloway Students Shine in Regional Cheerleading Competition!!! Calloway Students Shine in Regional Cheerleading Competition!!!

On February 6, 2016, Southwest Elementary students Madi Garland and Javen Campbell competed in a regional cheerleading competition hosted by the Special Olympics in Louisville, KY.  Their cheer squad, The Little Rockets, place second in their division and earned the honor of competing in the Kentucky State Competition on February 27th.  Congratulations to Madi and Javen for a job well done and for bringing this exemplary recognition to the students of Calloway County and Southwest Elementary! 

Special thanks to Javen Campbell and North Elementary students Kaileigh Kirks and Addison Harpole for their participation as unified partners on this outstanding cheer squad.   It's so nice to see our students working together to make great things happen in Laker Nation.

Anyone wishing to support young Lakers in their future endeavors may make a donation by clicking on the link below.

http://2016westernkyplunge.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1150444&team=6594251

2016 CCHS Speech Team 2016 CCHS Speech Runners Up

The Calloway County High School speech team placed second in the Kentucky High School Speech League Murray Regional Tournament with 98 points, besting rival Marshall County by one point. Even greater than the placement itself, the team qualified every member at the competition for the KHSSL State Tournament, which will be March 10-12 in Lexington, KY.

Many students were named regional champions and regional runner-up. Senior Clara Arnold and Grant Cottingham were named regional champion in Improvisational Duo; Arnold was also named the regional champion in Prose. Sophomores Kyla Mitchell and Liz McClain were named regional champion in Duo Interpretation, and senior Chase McCoy was named the regional runner-up in Program Oral Interpretation.

Other team members that pre-qualified in one or all of their individual events, included senior Iesha Alexander; junior Katie Dugger; sophomores Madison Betts-Evans, Taylor Crawford, Eleri Gesler, Chloe Jones, Jorge Nunez, A.J. Pitsenbarger, Lee Smith, Keaton Tidwell; freshmen Jillian Hackathorn, Jamison Moorehead and Auzin Panahandeh.

The Lakers are coached by Allison Dublin, Samantha Hobbs, and Larry England.

Calloway Middle Science Team Wins Science Bowl Calloway Middle Science Team Wins Science Bowl

Calloway Middle Science Team Wins Science Bowl
On Friday, February 5th the Calloway Middle Science Bowl Teams competed against 17 teams from two states at the regional competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. 
 

Drew Wyatt Making His Mark Drew Wyatt Making His Mark

LakerTV Honored Again! LakerTV Honored Again!

LakerTV has once again been selected as a national finalist for Best Weekly School news program.  The competition is sponsored by the Student Televison Network, a national organization for high school broadcast and film programs.  LakerTV's entry was the winner representing STN's Midwest Region of the United States which includes a total of 12 other states outside of Kentucky.  Of the six regional finalists in this categroy, one will be announced as the National Excellence Award winner at the STN annual convention coiming up in March!  Thanks LakerTV for highlighting great stories in and around Laker Nation!

Academic Team District Champions Academic Team Photo

CCMS Academic Team
8th Consecutive District Championship Winners

The Calloway County Middle School Academic Team competed in the district tournament on January 26th at Graves Middle School.  After a great day of competition between the Lakers, Murray Middle, Mayfield Middle, and Graves Middle, the Lakers were named district champions for the eighth consecutive year.  The Lakers totaled 62 team points followed by Mayfield Middle with 32.5 team points, Murray Middle with 25.5 points, and Graves Middle with 3 points. 

Creative Communications Winner

Congratulations to sophomore Zaid Abo Al Haija whose poem "The Beautiful Game" will be published by Creative Communications.  Creative Communications noted that this is an honor as most students are not invited to be published.  Way to go Zaid, Laker Nation is proud of you!

WKAB Quick Recall Champions WKAB Quick Recall Champions

The Calloway County High School Academic Team won the 2016 WKAB Quick Recall Championship today, January 29, 2016. The Lakers defeated Graves Co. in the semi-finals and McCracken Co. in overtime in the finals.  The team, as pictured, includes Martin Mikculcik, Sam Morehead, Jaewon Kang and Kati Wyant. Additionally, the team won over $2000 in scholarship money!

Laker Band Member Success

Congratulations to the following CCHS Laker Band students who were selected to the 2016 Quad State Senior High Band Festival.  James Harrison, Evan Schwepker, Jason Reynolds, Josie Cothran, Quenton Robertson, Austin Bailey, Raegan Boren, Micah Crouse, Zach Ellis, Kaci Paschall, TJ Maness, Gideon Miller, and Chase McCoy were all selected for the festival which will take place February 25, 26, and 27, 2016 at Murray State University.  James Harrison was selected as one of three Quad State soloist.  He will perform with the MSU Wind Ensemble on Friday night of the festival. The culminating concert will be held Saturday afternoon at Lovett Auditorium.  Great job Laker Band members!

No School on Monday, January 25th Sledding

 

Schools have been closed for January 25th.

Calloway Hires Familiar Face as new Basketball Coach

Calloway County High School announced new head boy's basketball coach Brad Cleaver.

Take the CCSD 2017-18 School Calendar Survey!

CLICK HERE to take the calendar survey – it will be open through December 30, 2016.  Thank you for your input!

CCHD Offering Influenza Vaccine At School for K-12 Students & Staff

Flu shots for students K-12: This service is provided by the Calloway County Health Deptartment. Forms must be returned by Wednesday 10/19/2016. 

Free Sports Physical July 16
Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration is coming up soon! 

Registration will be on March 24, 2016 at 9:00am, and 5:00-7:00pm in the elementary school cafeterias.  Children who will be five (5) year of age on or before October 1, 2016 are eligible to attend Calloway County's full day Kindergarten program.

Parents should bring the following items:

  • A copy of the state issued birth certificate (hospital birth certificate cannot be accepted)
  • A up-to-date Kentucky Certificate of Immunization
  • A copy of the student's Social Security card
  • A Kentucky Preventative Health Care Examination Form (physicals dated prior to August 3, 2015 cannot be accepted)
  • A Kentucky Eye Examination Form completed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist will be required by January 1, 2017
  • A Kentucky Dental Screening Examination Form completed by a dentist, dental hygienist, physician, registered nurse, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or physician assistant will be required by January 1, 2017

 

Flyers with this information can be found here: English / Español

Laker For Life 2016 Kindergarten Readiness Event Laker For Life 2016 Kindergarten Readiness Event

Laker 4 Life Night” was a special event to welcome the graduating class of 2029 and their families as they begin planning for Kindergarten enrollment for the next school year.  On Thursday, December 3, 2015, families with children who will be five years old on or before October 1, 2016 were invited to Calloway County High School’s Library/Media Center from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. 

Free t-shirts were given to the participating children; free food and activities for the whole family;  and after completing some learning activities designed to help prepare children for Kindergarten the kids enjoyed playing on the inflatable!

2017-18 Registration Dates & 2017-18 School Year Calendar Go Lakers!
Go ROCKETS! Calloway ROCKETS Unified Cheer Squad

Calloway County students recently competed with the ROCKETS Unified Cheer squad. Unified Sports is a program that combines equal number of Special Olympics athletes along with athletes without intellectual disabilities (Unified Partners – UP’s) for training and competitions.

The squad was recently featured in the VUE magazine. The article on Unified Sports can be found HERE.

CCHS Boys Basketball Baptist Health and Sports Rehab Classic Champions CCHS Boys Basketball Team Celebrates

The Calloway County High School Boys Basketball team won the Baptist Health and Sports Rehab Classic on December 21, 2016.  The round robin classic was hosted by Webster County High School and featured the host school, CCHS, Meade Co. HS, and Barren Co. HS.  CCHS was named the champion team by defeating Barren Co. HS and Meade Co. HS and winning the head-to-head matchup which was the format for a tiebreaker. Congratulations to Coach Birdsong and the Lakers for going on the road and representing CCHS very well!

Summer food service program

Calloway County Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be provided to all children 18 years or under without charge.
 

Meals will be provided at the Calloway County High School, Monday through Friday, on the following dates and times:

  • May 31, 2016
  • June 1-24, 2016
  • July 5-29, 2016

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:15
Lunch: 11:00 - 12:30

Summer 2016 Public Announcement

Coach Terry Birdsong Receives State KABC Award Coach Terry Birdsong Receives State KABC Award

Coach BirdsongCoach Birdsong

Chris King named CCHS Principal

Assistant Principal Chris King has been named the principal of CCHS.

Mr. Cecil Lovett Top 10 Custodian Cecil Lovett

North Custodian in the running for Custodian of the year.  We need your vote!

Lady Lakers Murray Bank Hardwood Classic Champions Murray Bank Hardwood Classic Champs

The Calloway Co. High School Lady Lakers fought off a scrappy Lyon Co. High School team to take the championship game of the Murray Bank Hardwood Classic by a score of 54-45.  The 3 day tournament, held in the CCHS Jeffery Gymnasium, culminated with the championship game on Wednesday afternoon, December 21.  Congratulations to the CCHS Lady Lakers as well as the runner up Lyon Co. squad.  The championship game was entertaining and hard fought from start to finish!

CCHS Academic Team 2016-17 Academic Team

On Thursday, December 1st, Calloway County High School hosted the West Kentucky Academic Bowl District tournament, with Marshall County High School and Murray High School competing against the Lakers for a chance to advance to the regional finals.

In round 1, the Lakers defeated Marshall County 40-7 to advance to the finals, where the Lakers defeated Murray, who had drawn a first round bye, 28-7.

With an undefeated evening, the Lakers advance to the televised West Kentucky Academic Bowl Regional tournament, tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 27, 2017 on the campus of WKCTC in Paducah, where they will play the champions of district 1, 2, and 3. 

Pictured L to R front in the picture attached: Kati Wyant, Claire Umstead, Michael Okuda, Griffen Sheridan.

Back: Zach Ellis, Marshall Thompson, Brianna Madden, Lee Smith

The Lakers are coached by Erica Gray, Beth Morehead, Connie Umstead, and Dan Thompson

KY Safe School Week October 17-21 KY Safe Schools Week

 Parents/Guardians and Community Members - Take Opportunities to become a HERO http://www.kycss.org/heropledge.php  by completing the Pledge!  

 

Foreign Language Students Compete at MSU Foreign Language Students Compete at MSU

French, Spanish and Japenese students from CCHS recently competed and won in several categories at MSU.

FFA News and Updates

The Calloway County High School FFA Chapter received a lot of great news on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.  FFA degrees, schloarships, and winners/runners up were all announced in various categories.  We are super proud of our students in FFA as well as some alumni that still are involved.  Please go to the Calloway County High School club page and click on FFA to see all the students and their accomplishments!

All Calloway County students will receive a Breakfast and Lunch at no cost under CEP program.

All Calloway County schools (High school included) are now qualified under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Eligibility Provision. All of our schools will participate, which means ALL students at ALL schools may receive breakfast and lunch at no cost each day.

Vocational School Featured on WPSD Voco

Calloway County/Murray Vocational School was highlighted recently on WPSD. come join us at the Open House March 30 4:00-7:00pm

Special Olympics Project UNIFY Special Olympics Project UNIFY


Special Olympics Project UNIFY® provides opportunities for young people of all abilities to be leaders in their schools and communities by promoting equality and acceptance.

Southwest Elementary Named a National Blue Ribbon School

Southwest Elementary National Blue Ribbon School

CCMS Science Bowl Team shows well in DC CCMS Science Bowl Team

CCMS Science Bowl team competes for the 4th time at the National Science Bowl competition.

Laker Speech Team State

This past weekend, March 10-12, 2016, the Calloway County Speech team competed at the KHSSL Speech State Tournament. The following students placed top 18 in the state as they advanced to semi-finals:

Declamation- Eleri Gesler

Duo Interpretation- Grant Cottingham & Katie Dugger

Improv Duo- Clara Arnold & Grant Cottingham

Improv Duo- Madison Betts-Evans & Chloe Jones

 Madison Betts-Evans and Chloe Jones advanced to finals placing 6th in the State in Improv Duo.  We are proud of our Laker Speech Team members.  The team is Coached by Allison Dublin, Samantha Hobbs, and Larry England.

Preschool Registration preschool students
2017-18 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

District-wide Kindergarten Registration was held March 23, 2017. Kindergarten Registration continues at all three elementary schools.

CCHS Agricultural Education National Award Mr. Jacob Falwell Receiving National Award on behalf of the CCHS

The Calloway County High School agriculture education program in Murray, KY., is one of only six (6) agriculture education programs nationwide that received the 2016 National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agricultural Education Program Award.  The program was rcognized at the 2016 NAAE annual convention in Las Vegas on November 30.  CCHS agriculture teacher, Mr. Jacob Falwell, was on hand to receive the award which honored the accomplishments of the local Calloway County High School program.  The CCHS program was selected as one of the top programs in the United States named as winner of the geographical area Region IV.

Free Parent Healthy Cooking Choices Class Starting This Wednesday for Five Weeks Healthy Choices for Everybody

Healthy Choices for Everybody: Five Week Lesson for Parents--child care will be provided.

Summer in the Park

Starting May 31 and running through July 15, come out to the Bailey Pavilion in Central Park (previously the Court House Pavillio, next to the dog park). Fun, educational activities from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, with free lunch served beforehand! 

Download the flier for more details!

North Calloway Academic Team

North Elementary placed 4th overall at the Regional Academic Meet on Saturday, March 12th. 

1st Place in Future Problem Solving

-Sophie Hendley, Sydney Naber, Bo Stom and Lila Rose Williams

1st Place in Social Studies

-Cesar Villeda

CCHS Academic Team Wins Regionals Academic Team Regional Champs 2017

CCHS Academic Team wins regionals and will advance to the state competition in March.

Tobacco Free Schools Survey

The Calloway County Health Department is collecting responses from parents of CCSD students.  If your child is enrolled at Calloway, please fill out this survey regarding a tobacco-free school proposal.

CCHS Academic Team Wins 7th Straight District Championship! Academic Team District Champs!

The Calloway County High School Academic Team won its 7th straight district championship Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Marshall County High School. Please read the news content for more information!

6th Grade Showcase Champions 6th Grade Showcase Champions

6th Grade Showcase Champions

FFA Wins Again

FFA Regional Champions

Calloway Middle Named Champions At MSU History Day Calloway Middle Named Champions At MSU History Day

Murray State University Department of History recently hosted the annual Western Kentucky History Competition.  The competition is open to all area middle school and high school teams, and it consists of two divisions:

Summer Food Service Program

Calloway County Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

CCHS Science Bowl Team Takes 2nd CCHS Science Bowl Team

CCHS Science Team gets second place in DOE Science Bowl Competition

North Calloway Academic Team District 7 Champions North Calloway's Academic Team

North Calloway Academic Team  District 7 Champions

North is awarded the Mathematics Achievement Grant

Congratulations to North Calloway County Elementary for being awarded the Mathematics Achievement Fund Grant.

Cooks Needed

Cooks needed at Calloway County Schools

Southwest Celebrates Read Across America Southwest Celebrates Read Across America

Southwest staff and students celebrated Read Across America on Wednesday, March 2.  Activities included several guest readers from our community, a grade level reading competition, and a Spirit Week that continues through Friday, March 4.

Kentucky Lake Wrestling Club

Wrestling club for students interested from preschool age through the 8th grade.

KENTUCKY KINDERGARTEN ENTRY AGE CUTOFF MOVES TO AUGUST 1

Beginning with the upcoming school year, Kentucky children entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 1. The change takes effect for the 2017-18 school year.

Spanish Class Highlighted in the Kentucky Teacher Publishing

Sarah Loveless highlighted int he Kentucky Teacher

Calloway County School District Named District of Distiction Calloway County School District Named District of Distiction

KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
NEWS RELEASE 

DISTRICTS OF DISTINCTION RECOGNIZED
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) and the Kentucky Department of Education recognized five school districts as Districts of Distinction at the board’s meeting today. The districts earned the recognition under the fourth year of the Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness for All accountability system. To qualify as a District of Distinction, a district has to have an overall accountability score at the 95th percentile or higher (based on achievement, gap, growth, college- and career-readiness, graduation rate and program reviews), meet its current year Annual Measureable Objective, have at least a 95 percent participation rate, and not have a Focus or Priority School in the district. The achievement data is based on K-PREP testing in spring 2015.
The Districts of Distinction for the 2014-15 school year are:
  Calloway County
  Floyd County
  Fort Thomas Independent
  Hickman County
  Russell Independent
In addition, Hickman County, Calloway County and Russell Independent were recognized as High Progress Districts, which means they are in the top 10 percent of improvement compared to other districts in the state.
KBE Vice-Chair Bill Twyman and Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt presented each district superintendent and local board of education representative with a recognition banner and letter of commendation. Each district also will receive a District of Distinction logo which can be displayed on its website, letterhead or used in other ways to promote its accomplishment. Additionally, the three High Progress districts received a certificate of commendation.

Calloway Named District of Distinction District of Distinction 2015-16

Kentucky Department of Education names Calloway County School District a District of Distinction---AGAIN!

CCSD 2017-18 School Year Calendar Adopted

The 2017-18 CCSD Calendar has been adopted.  

Here are the highlights:

August 8: First day for students

October 2-6: Fall Break

Dec.20-Jan.1: Winter Break

April 2-6: Spring Break

All school calendar information is posted under ‘Calendar’ in the top navigation bar.

CCMS Academic Team Regional Champions CCMS Academic Team Regional Champs

CCMS Academic Team Regional Champions

Haley Glynn Wins KHSAA Centennial Logo Contest Haley Glynn's Logo

Haley Glynn's Logo

CALLOWAY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR WINS CENTENNIAL LOGO CONTEST

CCHS Boys Basketball Regional Champs Return 2003 CCHS Boys Basketball Regional Champs

On January 6, 2017, Calloway County High School honored the 2003 CCHS Boys' Basketball Regional Champions with a reception in the CCHS Media Center.  Each member and all coaches were announced, called out on the floor, and honored between games that night.  The 2003 team made history during that season by becoming the first boys' basketball team in Calloway County High School history, since consolidation in 1960, to win the region and qualify for the KHSAA Boys Basketball Sweet Sixteen state torunament hosted at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY.  Coaches, administrators, and former players had a wonderful time reviving the past and spending some time together.  Thank you 2003 team you'll always be remembered!

CCMS Speech Team Regional Champions Speech Regional Champions

CCMS Speech Claims 14th Consecutive Regional Title

Local Extension Office Offering Free Healthy Choices Classes for Everyone

A new class every 1st Wednesday of the month from 4:00-5:30pm for parents, grandparents, and children.  You will learn how to eat healthier on a budget and free ways to be more active.

Student Television Network Honors CCHS LakerTV for Third Year in a Row! LakerTV Anchors

(Just released by STN over the weekend)

For the third consecutive year, the Student Television Network has selected Calloway County High School’s “LakerTV” as the Midwest Region’s best weekly newscast.  Calloway joins 6 other schools from across the nation that are in the running for the 2017 Broadcast Excellence national award for weekly programs which will be announced in March.

The Student Television Network supports, promotes, and recognizes excellence in scholastic broadcast journalism, creative video, filmmaking and media convergence. 

STN’s Midwest Region is made up of 13 states, including Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Nebraska, North & South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Preschool 5 Star Facility Preschool pic

Calloway County Preschool earns a 5 Star Rating!

CCMS Speech Claims 1st Place Championship pic

CCMS Speech takes 1st at the Murray High Invitational

CCMS Academic Team District Champions District Champions

CCMS Academic Team District Champions

North Elementary's Mania performs for The Harlem Globetrotters North Elementary's Mania performs during halftime for The Harlem Globetrotters!
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