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NMS State Champs - VEX Robotics
Updated 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. 
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Burnside Elementary Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students
Updated 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.  
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New Immunization Requirements for 2018
Updated on 02/28/2018
Effective July 1, 2018: ALL students in preschool through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school. These doses are given 6 months apart. If the 2nd dose of Hepatitis A is not due when school starts then the student will be permitted to start if a new immunization certificate has been submitted that reflects the date of the vaccine. The second dose must be administered and an updated immunization certificate reflecting it submitted to the school within 2 weeks of the vaccine’s due date. Students ages 16 years or older must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine to attend school. If the first dose of MenACWY was received at age sixteen, the second dose is not required for school entry. 
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Kindergarten & Preschool Registration 2018-2019
Updated on 02/28/2018
Kindergarten and Preschool registration is scheduled for Friday, April 13. More detailed information will be available in March. Also, Kindergarten Early Entrance Requests are now being collected. Please click the article title for qualification criteria and to access the online or printed request forms. 
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Posters at the Capitol 2018 - Pulaski County Participants
Posters at the Capitol 2018
Updated 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. 
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Notice of Vacant Pulaski County Board of Education Seat
Updated 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.  
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The Pulaski County School System will provide a safe, supportive environment to meet the individual needs of all students and ensure they are college and/or career ready.


The Pulaski County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to designated youth groups.  Inquiries may be directed to the Pulaski County Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Superintendent, Pat Richardson.  He may be contacted at the district office, located at 501 University Drive, Somerset, KY 42503; by phone at 606-679-1123; or by email at patrick.richardson@pulaski.kyschools.us.

Superintendent's Message

Welcome back Pulaski County to another exciting school year!  Our successes continue and I expect even bigger and better things for 2017-2018.  

Districtwide, our schools remain at the forefront in state assessment as well as leaders in providing our students a wide range of academic and athletic opportunities through which we receive many state and national awards.

We have worked to add even more amazing opportunities to further prepare our students for future success.  For our youngest learners, we have additional new math teachers for our K-3 students; additional art and music teachers; and expanded science curriculums to further strengthen our award winning PLTW science programs.  For our emerging young adults, we have established partnerships with more colleges and universities for dual enrollment and college credit; are engaging students in apprenticeship programs to experience potential professions firsthand; and are expanding the Area Technology Center for more specialized training in career pathways.

Pulaski County Schools will again be using #iLearnPulaski days when school is closed but circumstances allow teachers to either deliver instruction digitally or through paper packets. Students are to complete their work in order for the day to count as an instructional day so make sure you look for information from your school about #iLearnPulaski days.

I encourage you to be actively involved with your child’s learning. Parents are valued partners in our schools.  You are always welcome and I hope you plan to visit your child’s school often.  I know you will like what you see. 

With the many excellent programs Pulaski County Schools has to offer, our students are poised to achieve as never before. This excites me and I hope everyone has a great year!


Steve Butcher, Superintendent

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