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MCES awarded 21st Century Grant

MCHS Principal Clint Graham, March student of the month Macy Welsh, and Board Chairman Joey Shive. PJ Martin/The Herald-News


Torrie Osbon

Grant Writer/Public Relations Director

 The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

On the agenda, board members approved three action items. It was also announced during the board meeting, Metcalfe County Elementary School was awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant from the Kentucky Department of Education. The grant is worth approximately $675,000 during a five-year period. With this grant, all Metcalfe County Schools will be served by the 21st Century after-school program this fall.

Metcalfe County’s 2017 – 18 School Report Card is now available on the district’s website The report card is shared annually with parents and the community to inform them about how the district and each school is performing. Data includes academic performance, educational opportunities, transition readiness, and school safety.

It was also announced, MCHS senior William Oberhaus will be competing in the state archery competition on March 15. MCMS 7th grade student Brody Hurt will be competing in the Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee on March 16. And, MCHS sophomore Cesar Magana has been accepted to the Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University. The Gatton Academy is a two-year residential STEM program for gifted and talented high school students.

The board recognized Macy Welsh as Student of the Month for March. Macy is a sophomore at Metcalfe County High School. She is also a member of the Lady Hornet basketball team and student mentor. MCHS secretary Sherry Keltner was recognized as the Classified Employee of the Month, and MCHS math teacher Angie Tucker was the Certified Employee of the Month.

Board recognitions are sponsored by Alliance Corporation, RBS Design Group, and Glass & Thompson Insurance.

The next board meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Metcalfe County Board of Education on West Stockton Street.

Pictured with classified employee of the month Sherry Keltner is Principal Graham and Chairman Shive. PJ Martin/The Herald-News

Certified employee of the month Angie Tucker with Principal Graham and Chairman Shive. PJ Martin/The Herald-News





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