2017-2018 Archived News

Pulaski County Board of Education Open House
Posted on 06/18/2018
The Pulaski County Board of Education cordially invites you to an Open House on Wednesday, June 27, 2019 at 12 p.m. at the Central Office Boardroom. We are located at 925 N. Main Street in Somerset.   read more about Pulaski County Board of Education Open House
Retirement Celebration for Superintendent Steve Butcher
Posted on 06/18/2018
Pulaski County Schools cordially invites you to a Retirement Celebration for Superintendent Steve Butcher. The celebration will be on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Central Office Boardroom. We are located at 925 N. Main Street in Somerset.  read more about Retirement Celebration for Superintendent Steve Butcher
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Graduation Live Stream 2018
Posted on 05/24/2018
Graduation Ceremony will be streamed live on YouTube. Click this article's title for the hyperlink.  read more about Graduation Live Stream 2018
PCHS Society of Character
PCHS 2018 Society of Character
Posted on 05/14/2018
Front row, l-r: Kamil Cook, Tennis, Drew Shannon, Pep Band, Katie Cook, Dance, Riley Crawford, Basketball, and Haley Baugh, Softball. Middle Row, l-r: Kelsi Shivel, Cross Country, Sydney Parmelee, Volleyball, Ashley Coomer, Basketball, Christian Todd, Archery, Michael Whitaker, Bass Fishing, Madison Loveless, Archery, Alondra Avina, Swimming, Hannah Shawen, Soccer, Carley Johnson, Track, Natalie Hampton, Tennis, Grant Norris, Golf, Mason Stogsdill, Cross Country, and Brianna Gipson, Cheerleading. Back Row, l-r: Caleb Wright, Baseball, Clayton Dalton, Soccer, Lucas Stigall, Track, Kolton Adams, Football, and Austin Hines, JROTC.  read more about PCHS 2018 Society of Character
SWHS SOC
SWHS 2018 Society of Character
Posted on 05/14/2018
Front: Matthew Stewart, Archery, Ashley Cole, Tennis, and Kimberly Molden, Archery. Second row l-r: Noah Allen, Pep Band, Earley Sabine, JROTC, Timmera Warren, Cheerleading, Dakota Purtee, Dance, Gretchen Hines, Softball, Madison Phelps, Basketball, Amanda Bush, Bass Fishing, Lauren Jacobs, Swimming, Kaeona Phelps, Cross Country, Ryan Carrington, Cross Country, Kaylee Roberts, Golf, Cameron Campbell, Tennis, and Payton Moody, Track. On the wall, l-r: Daulton Ramsey, Soccer, Jalen Molden, Golf, Mackenzie Minor, Soccer, Jordan Smith, Baseball, Trey Newell, Swimming, Patric Edwards, Track, Blake Lanham, Football, Megan Hammock, Volleyball, and Jonathan Gallagher, Basketball.  read more about SWHS 2018 Society of Character
Athletic Directors, Brian Miller and Scott Gregory, loaded their trucks to deliver the donated sports equipment to all of our schools.
PAC and PLAY
Posted on 05/14/2018
THREE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AWARDED A $78,000 LET’S PLAY SPORTS EQUIPMENT DONATION FROM DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP AND NATIONAL NON-PROFIT GOOD SPORTS Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has awarded the Laurel County Public Schools, Pulaski Public Schools, and the Laurel-London Optimist Club a Let’s Play equipment donation valued at $78,000 as part of its partnership with Good Sports. The grant provides resources for health and wellness programming and sports teams. More than 56,000 kids will benefit from the donation over the lifetime of the equipment.  read more about PAC and PLAY
Little Leaders Camp - Campbellsville University
Campbellsville University Little Leaders Camp
Posted on 05/10/2018
Campbellsville University is hosting a summer camp for kids. It is Little Leaders Camp: Little Today, Leaders Tomorrow! The camp serves students grades 1 - 4 at the Campbellsville University Somerset NOE Education Center. The camp runs July 9th - July 13th beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day and ending at 12 p.m. The cost for the camp is $60 for the week. The deadline to register and receive a camp tee is July 3rd. The registration form can be found above under the For Community tab and then "Kids Camp 2018."  read more about Campbellsville University Little Leaders Camp
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NMS State Champs - VEX Robotics
Posted on 03/08/2018
Northern Middle School VEX Robotics team students secured a 1st place win at the VEX Middle School Division State Robotics Competition in Elizabethtown, KY, this past weekend. Students competed with and against the best 30 teams out of the roughly 150 robotics program across the state of Kentucky. The action-packed day required middle students to execute the 2017-2018 VEX Robotics Competition game, In the Zone, which is played by stacking cones on goals, by scoring cones on mobile goals in goal zones, by having the highest stacks, and by parking robots. As state tournament champions, the team qualified for a position to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship.  read more about NMS State Champs - VEX Robotics
Burnside Elementary Students learning about form and function.
Burnside Elementary Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students
Posted on 03/01/2018
Burnside Elementary School announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW LaunchTM. It is one of just 97 elementary schools across the U.S. to receive this honor.PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of K-12 students and teachers in over 10,500 schools across the U.S. “It truly an honor to receive this recognition for our school, our program and our PLTW teacher, Mrs. Amanda Cox. She has dedicated her time, energy and skills to implementing the PLTW program with fidelity. Our students love her class and enjoy learning. This has improved not only their academic skills but their ability to reason and solve everyday world problems. We are excited to receive this recognition and love forward to what the future holds for our students, our program and our school!” said April Mounce, Principal.   read more about Burnside Elementary Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students
Posters at the Capitol 2018 - Pulaski County Participants
Posters at the Capitol 2018
Posted on 02/12/2018
Kentucky High School Students were invited to participate with the universities across the Commonwealth in their “Posters at the Capitol” program. This program is intended to help members of Kentucky’s legislature and the Governor better understand the importance of involving undergraduates in research, scholarly, and creative work.  read more about Posters at the Capitol 2018
Notice of Vacant Pulaski County Board of Education Seat
Posted on 01/29/2018
The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Pulaski County Board of Education. You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Pulaski County Board of Education representing, Educational Division #3 for the Pulaski County School System. This vacancy was created by board member resignation. Under the provisions of KRS 160.190 (2), this appointment is effective until the end of the elected term of 2018. This is a public service position and the person appointed will not be employed by the Pulaski County Public Schools.   read more about Notice of Vacant Pulaski County Board of Education Seat
Clarke Dodson working with synthesizer circuitry.
Pulaski County Gifted 8th Grade Students Participate in CREATE: Music STEM Camp
Posted on 01/03/2018
An appreciation toward science and technology was gained from a group of gifted and talented eighth graders from across Pulaski County School District. CREATE: Music STEM Camp with PEERS Foundation based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, traveled to both Northern and Southern Middle Schools to present their high-end examples of emerging technologies and expose our students to the relationship between music and technology.   read more about Pulaski County Gifted 8th Grade Students Participate in CREATE: Music STEM Camp
Pictured from left to right: Allison Ritchie, Alyssa Burton, Julie Bullock, Mariska Bryant
Pulaski County Gifted 4th Grade Students are Hooked on Science with Jason Lindsey
Posted on 01/03/2018
Pulaski County Schools Gifted and Talented 4th grade students worked to create better endings to some fairy tales by engineering a stronger chair for Goldilocks, a better bridge for the "Three Billy Goats Gruff", and a better house for the "Three Little Pigs" using building materials provided to them.   read more about Pulaski County Gifted 4th Grade Students are Hooked on Science with Jason Lindsey
Nutrition and Physical Activity Public Forum
Posted on 11/27/2017
There will be a public forum to discuss any findings for improvement for school nutrition and physical activity in the Pulaski County School District. The forum is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, in the Central Office Boardroom of the Pulaski County Board of Education, located at 501 East University Drive. For further information contact Lucille Hudson at 606-679-1123.   read more about Nutrition and Physical Activity Public Forum
Mr. Butcher receiving his 2018 KEDC Superintendent of the Year award from KEDC. Pictured from Left to Right: Dr. Jim Evans, KEDC Board Chair; Mr. Steve Butcher, Superintendent of Pulaski County Schoolsl; Mrs. Nancy  Hutchinson, Executive Director of KEDC
Superintendent Steve Butcher Honored for Outstanding Achievement
Posted on 11/20/2017
The Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC) honors Mr. Steve Butcher, Superintendent of Pulaski County Schools as 2018 KEDC Superintendent of the Year. To say that Mr. Steve Butcher has made a positive impact on Pulaski County Schools would be an understatement. Under the leadership of Mr. Butcher, the Pulaski County School System has achieved the designation of Distinguished District six years running and boasts a 100% college/career rate and a 97.8% graduation rate validating that educational programs are focused on results.   read more about Superintendent Steve Butcher Honored for Outstanding Achievement
First Responders that attended the PCHS "Serving Those that Serve You" breakfast.
Serving Those that Serve You
Posted on 10/02/2017
On Thursday, September 28th members of Pulaski County High School’s FBLA chapter teamed up with the JROTC chapter to host a breakfast for service personnel. The breakfast was held in honor of all the hard work and sacrifices that the service personnel make on a daily basis to ensure that our community is safe and our many freedoms can be enjoyed. Overall, 56 service personnel attended the breakfast. FBLA members helped serve refreshments, emptied trays, cleaned tables and gave each attendee a Survival Kit that showed Pulaski County’s appreciation.  read more about Serving Those that Serve You
Mission Vision Purpose
Input Requested: District Mission & Vision
Posted on 09/19/2017
The Pulaski County School District requests your input regarding its Vision, Mission, Purpose, and Belief statements. Click "Read More" to share your ideas.  read more about Input Requested: District Mission & Vision
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Nominations
Posted on 09/12/2017
The purpose of the Pulaski County School System Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor the rich heritage of academic and athletic contributions made by those who have attended or had long term associations with the Pulaski County School System. We wish to honor those who have displayed extraordinary contributions and accomplishments by inducting them as honored members of the Pulaski County School System Hall of Fame.  read more about Hall of Fame Nominations
Ms. Littrell and Trystan Bullock
SWHS Student Awarded Semifinalist in Essay Contest
Posted on 09/05/2017
Each spring, the Ayn Rand Institute holds an essay contest inviting students across the world to write thought-provoking essays in response to some of the late author’s novels. For several years now, Honors English II Students at Southwestern High School have been reading one of Ayn Rand’s most famous novels, Anthem, which has provided students with multiple opportunities for in-depth and insightful discussions and assignments in subjects such as government, ethics, equity vs. equality, free-will, and love.   read more about SWHS Student Awarded Semifinalist in Essay Contest
Meredith Oakes
PCHS 2017 PEPP Program Student Spotlight
Posted on 09/05/2017
Lexington KY, June 14th – July 15th, 2017 Meredith Oakes of Pulaski County High School attended a highly competitive and very strenuous four and half week academic residential program at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. This PEPP Scholar class’s average GPA was 3.98, with average overall ACT score of 28.1 and an average Science ACT score of 27.4.  read more about PCHS 2017 PEPP Program Student Spotlight
Brandon Pruitt
SWHS 2017 PEPP Program Student Spotlight
Posted on 09/05/2017
Lexington KY, June 14th – July 15th, 2017 Brandon Pruitt of Southwestern High School attended a highly competitive and very strenuous four and half week academic residential program at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. This PEPP Scholar class’s average GPA was 3.98, with average overall ACT score of 28.1 and an average Science ACT score of 27.4.  read more about SWHS 2017 PEPP Program Student Spotlight
Mr. Bill White taking the oath of office administered by Judge David Tapp while Chairperson Brandy Daniels observes.
Welcome Mr. White!
Posted on 08/10/2017
Mr. Bill White has been appointed by Commissioner Pruitt to fill the vacated board seat of Precinct IV of the Pulaski County Educational Division. He will serve an interim term until the 2018 general election. Mr. White is no stranger to Pulaski County Schools. He was board member for two consecutive terms from 2003 through 2010. We look forward to working with you again, Mr. White. Welcome Back!   read more about Welcome Mr. White!
This photo shows the March 2016 solar eclipse as seen from South Tangerang, Indonesia.  Credit: Photo copyright Ridwan Arifiandi; Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 2.0
#iLearnPulaski Day 1 - Eclipse Day
Posted on 08/09/2017
Due to the eclipse, Pulaski County Schools will have an #iLearnPulaski Day on Monday, August 21st. Students will not report to school on that day but will need to complete the assignments for #iLearnPulaski Day 1. Teachers will be giving students their assignments and further instructions in the coming days.  read more about #iLearnPulaski Day 1 - Eclipse Day
Northern Middle School students visiting the White House in Washington, D. C.
NMS Students Travel to Washington, D. C.
Posted on 07/28/2017
Eighteen Pulaski County students, who completed eighth grade at Northern Middle School during the 2016-17 school year, were selected to travel to Washington D.C., along with NMS Social Studies teachers, Jessica Wheeler and Zach Smith. This opportunity was funded through a federal grant received by KEDC (Kentucky Educational Development Corporation). In total, there were 45 Kentucky students and 5 Kentucky educators invited to participate in this experiential learning trip. Other school districts represented were Somerset Independent, Casey County, and Harrison County Schools.  read more about NMS Students Travel to Washington, D. C.
Solar Eclipse:  NASA image from https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12170
Solar Eclipse Safety: American Optometric Association Encourages Safe and Fun Viewing of August Eclipse
Posted on 07/25/2017
On August 21, a total solar eclipse will touch the U.S. mainland for the first time since 1979, following a path that crosses the country from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Tens of millions of people who live within a 70-mile radius of its cross-country track will witness the eclipse in totality (the sun completely blocked by the moon) while millions of others outside of it will enjoy a partial eclipse. The American Optometric Association (AOA), America’s family eye doctors, is urging Americans to view the eclipse with proper eye protection to avoid any temporary or permanent eye damage from the sun.  read more about Solar Eclipse Safety: American Optometric Association Encourages Safe and Fun Viewing of August Eclipse
Notice of Vacant Pulaski County Board of Education Seat
Posted on 06/12/2017
Opportunity The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Pulaski County Board of Education. You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Pulaski County Board of Education representing, Educational Division #4 for the Pulaski County School System. This vacancy was created by board member resignation. Under the provisions of KRS 160.190 (2), this appointment is effective until the end of the elected term of 2018.   read more about Notice of Vacant Pulaski County Board of Education Seat
The 2017 PCHS FPS Team; Emma Stevens, Sera Sergin, Kennedy Burdine, Gavin Spradlin, Hannah Yadon, Selin Sergin, Sebastian Tingle and Coach Scott Sexton
PCHS Future Problem Solving Team
Posted on 06/11/2017
The Pulaski County High School Future Problem Solving team represented the state of Kentucky at the Future Problem Solving International Conference held at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in LaCrosse, WI on June 7-11. Students competed in Global Issues Problem Solving, Community Problem Solving, and Scenario Writing. The students qualified for this competition by winning titles at KAAC State Governor's Cup in March. Students from 46 states and 10 countries competed for International titles.   read more about PCHS Future Problem Solving Team
Southwestern High School Students Inducted into the Society of Character.
Pulaski County Schools Holds Its 15th Society of Character Induction Ceremony
Posted on 05/02/2017
Pulaski County High School and Southwestern High School held its 15th Society of Character Induction Ceremony at Southwestern High School. The mission of the Society of Character is to recognize juniors and seniors who have exemplified outstanding character in their respective sport.   read more about Pulaski County Schools Holds Its 15th Society of Character Induction Ceremony
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