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Order Your Ludlow Gear by November 13! spiritwear

Get some holiday shopping completed, or stock up your own closet!  The Girls Basketball Team is selling Ludlow gear!  Order online through November 13th.

Here's how to order:

1) Go to www.bsnteamsports.com

2) Plug in "LHSgear18" for the team access code 

3) The online catalog should be available from there...

Plan to Attend Parent / Teacher Conferences conferences

Please plan to attend Parent/Teacher Conferences for your child.  Elementary conferences are scheduled individually.  If you haven't set one up yet, plesae contact your child's teacher.  In the high school, all parents can pick up report cards and test scores outside of the high school office between 5:00 and 7:00 PM on Tuesday, Octboer 23rd, and then go to each teacher's room to speak with them for an individual conference.  See any/all teachers you need to. 

Talking with your child's teacher at the end of the first quarter can help ensure a successful school year!  We hope to have 100% participation!  

October 4th Varsity Football Game CANCELLED cancelled

The Dayton varsity football team has suffered numerous injuries over the past couple of weeks. Due to the number/severity of those injuries, our football game against Dayton this Thursday has been cancelled. The Hall of Fame and Alumni Cheerleader activities that were planned are cancelled. We appreciate everyone's understanding in this matter and wish the Dayton Football Team a speedy recovery.

Grades K-6 Families Invited to Parent University parent university

All students in Grades K-6, and their familes, are invited to our Parent University on Wednesday, September 19th at 5:45pm.  Parents will particiapte in "courses" that will help them learn more about thier child's classroom, their learning, as well as strategies and resources to support them at home.  Kids will participate in fun activities while parents are with teachers.  Snacks for all!  We'd love to see 100% attendance at this very importnat night!  RSVP today!

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Join Us at the Tailgate Party on August 24th! tailgate party

Join us for the Tailgate Party on August 24th!  5:30-7:00 PM at the Practice Field.  $3 admission; Kids wearing red and black get in for free!  All kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Check out the FLYER for details.  We hope you can join us on August 24th!

Full-Day Preschool Information Session preschool

Learn more about our fullday preschool options through Children, Inc!  Join us on Thursday, July 26th between 5:00 and 7:00pm in the cafeteria to receive assistance on the application process.  Learn more about the tuition assistance program!  See our FLYER for more details.

Back-to-School Events back to school

Want to be prepared for a great school year?  Check out the list of BACK-TO-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES we have planned to help with a smooth transition for students!

School Supply Lists school supply list

School Supply Lists are available!  Parents/Guardians, we appreciate your help with getting these items so that your child will be ready for learning!



Do You Want to Become a Ludlow Panther? Enroll Now! enroll

We are currently accepting enrollment and tuition applications!  Tuition for non-Ludlow residents is $250.  Visit our ENROLLMENT PAGE for forms and more information!   Apply today!

Free Basketball Camp June 15-16 camp

Check out the free Basketball Camp that takes place June 15 & 16!

HealthPoint's On-Site Summer Dates for Vaccines & Physicals

We have been given the opportunity again this summer to have THREE extra days for you to schedule appointments before our next school year begins.  We will have HealthPoint staff at the school from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM on the following dates:  June 18, July 23, and July 30.

Please fill out AND RETURN the enrollment packet if you do not alreayd have one completed and on file for 2017-18.  Appointments must be scheduled in advance:  Either CALL Nurse Ashley at 859-431-7242 and leave a message, or EMAIL her at nurseludlow@ludlow.kyschools.us.  You will get a return confirmation call or email.

Free Summer Meals in Our Cafeteria! summer meals

Free summer meals are back, served in our cafeteria daily.  Lunches are served from 11:15-12:45pm every weekday June 4th - August 3rd.  Meals are FREE to anyone age 18 or younger -- they do not have to be enrolled at Ludlow Independent Schools.  Adults, age 19 or older, can purchase a lunch for $3.50.  Due to summer school and summer camps, breakfast is also served daily from 8:30-9:15am during the month of June.  Click on the MENUS button at the top of our webpage to see what's cooking each day.  Stop in and enjoy a yummy meal from Mrs. Brownfield and our Wonderful Cafeteria Staff!

FREE Sports Physicals at St. Elizabeth on Saturday, June 2

St. Elizabeth will be offering FREE Sports Physicals on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00am-1:00pm.  Ludlow students in need of the required KHSAA sports physical can get a ride there on the bus.  The bus leaves at 9:30 AM; students should meet in front of the cafeteria.  Students MUST bring a form (MS Form  HS Form) completed by their parent with them in order for St. Elizabeth to complete the physical.  This is a great opportunity to easily meet this sports requirement!  

U.S. Baseball Academy's Training Program is Coming to LHS! baseballacademy

The U.S. Baseball Academy is coming to LHS June 18-21!  The program offers specific clinics for a variety of baseball skills for Grades 1-9.  Proces vary, based on the number of sessions desired.  See the FLYER for details, prices, and registration information.  These clinics are a fundraiser for our LHS Baseball Team!

K-PREP Testing for Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 KPREP

All students in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11 will participate in the state K-PREP from May 15-21.  Parents, please help support your child by encouraging them to try hard and give their best work each day.  These make for long days, so getting a full night of sleep and eating a healthy breakfast can certainly help students.  Being here every day, and on time, is also crucial.  

We want to continue our tradition of excellence and show others around the commonwealth what PANTHER PRIDE we have!

It's Book Fair Time! books

Our spring Book Fair runs April 24-27.  Family Shopping times include April 24 and 26 from 3:10-4:15 PM.  Student shopping takes place April 25-27 during their scheduled library time.  Proceeds from the book fair help to purchase new books for our Media Center!

NEW THIS YEAR:  Help buy someone else a book!  We are running a give-back campaign to purchase books for students at Redwood.  Purchase a book for them or make a donation of any amount!  Help spread your love of reading by giving someone else a new book!

Schools are CLOSED on Monday, April 2 monday

Ludlow Independent Schools will be CLOSED on Monday, April 2, 2018. Faculty members will be in Frankfort advocating for public education since a budget bill will be discussed in the legislature on Monday.  Students can still come in the cafeteria between 11:30am and 12:30pm to get a FREE bagged lunch!

Elementary Family Night Activities family night

Don't forget to send in your RSVP for our April 5th Family Night!   Hotdogs, chips, and drinks will be served!  Lots of activities are going on!

  • ​Family math games in many rooms for ALL grades, and you get to take home some games too!
  • 4th grade Science Fair projects will be on display in the HS Gym
  • 5th grade Social Studies projects will be on display 
  • 6th grade Biography projects will be on display

Come and enjoy a fun evening with your family, and leave with some goodies!​

RSVP sheets are due to the office by Friday, March 30th.  Please get yours turned in!  We can't wait to see you there!

Students are Raising Money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society LLS

The 6th Grade & LHS National Honor Society are partnering to raise awareness and money to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  These groups are running a campaign throughout the district from April 2nd-6th. Students can pay to wear the attire for each spirit day.  All money collected will be donated to help the causes of the LLS.

Day Elementary Spirit Days High School Spirit Days
Mon 4/2 Hat Day Hat Day
Tues 4/3 70s Day PJ Day
Wed 4/4 Twin Day Cell Phone at Lunch Day
Thurs 4/5 Super Hero Day Super Hero Day
Fri 4/6 Beach Day/Kona Ice Kona Ice After Lunch

Students must pay $1 to dress/participate in each day's activities.  Elementary students will pay their homeroom teachers.  High School students will purchase their pass each morning at the breakfast area.  Kona Ice prices are more than $1; see the price list HERE.    

Ludlow Welcomes XU Coach Chris Mack! mack

We are proud to announce that Mary A. Goetz Elementary is the first NKY recipient of a Coach Mack Reading Corner!  Xavier University Basketball Coach Chris Mack, and his family run The Mack Family Foundation.  The foundation is installing this awesome reading corner in the elementary library for students to enjoy!  The corner will be decorated with large wall coverings, new carpet, bookshelves, benches, chairs, beanbags -- and best of all -- 600 new books for students to read!  Coach Mack, and his wife, Christi, will be at Ludlow on Tuesday, February 27th for the ribbon cutting of Coach Mack's Reading Corner!

Special thank to Ludlow Alumnus, Eric Redfield, and his wife, Amy, from Camporosso Pizza, who generously fundraised for this special literacy project for the Mack Family Foundation.  We also appreciate the support of Cintas, who will give a special item to each student on Tuesday to make their day extra special.  Thanks also to Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt Press and Prolanthropy for their help with Coach Mack's Reading Corner! 

Thank you to all for this wonderful gift for the children of Ludlow!  Kudos to you for giving back to your community!


Staff Email Outage During Server Migration no email

Please be aware that the Kentucky Department of Education is moving our district to a new email server.  This move is scheduled to start on Thursday afternoon, February 22nd.  The migration could last until sometime Monday, February 26th.  All faculty and staff members will NOT be able to access their email during this period.  If you need to contact a faculty or staff member during this period, please call one of our offices: Elementary School (261-2100), High School (261-8211), or the District Office (261-8210). 

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.


February At-A-Glance calendar

Mark your calendars!  Check out our February Calendar to see some important dates for students and families.

Schools are CLOSED Today closed

Due to weather conditions, Ludlow Independent Schools are CLOSED today, Wednesday, February 7, 2018.​

Schools are CLOSED Today closed

Due to weather conditions, our schools are CLOSED today, Monday, January 8, 2018.


Instructional Basketball League for Grades K-3 basketball

Ludlow's Instructional Basketball League will be starting soon for Grades K-3.  Register your son or daughter today!  There is a $10 fee per player.  The league runs January 7 through February 11.  Registration Forms and fees are due by January 5.  Questions?  Please contact Vikki Wofford at 859-261-2251 or Randy Wofford at 859-655-7531.


Santa's Workshop Schedule santa

Our students in Grades K-6 are invited to shop at our PTO Santa's Workshop this week!  Students are able to purchase a small gift(s) for various family members or friends if they choose.  Check out the SCHEDULE so you know when your son/daughter has the opportunity to shop. 

VOTE Today for Our School's Video Project! vote

Take a minute to VOTE for our school's video project!  Voting runs March 5-7.  Mr. Baugh's 7th and 8th grade group have worked hard to create their video with Bosch for the "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" contest.  Create an account and vote each day!  VOTE NOW!



Register for Preschool & Kindergarten Preschool & Kindergarten Registration

We will be hosting Preschool & Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, March 22nd from 5:30-7:00pm and Friday, March 23rd from 1:00-3:00pm (Choose either day).  Check out our BEGINNINGS booklet that tells you all about our programs!

To Be Eligible for Preschool:  Students must be 4 years old by August 1, 2018.  Three-year olds are accepted too: Any parent/guardian of a 3-year old child with a suspected developmental delay or speech concern should contact Beth Ketzer at 261-8210 for a screening.

To Be Eligible for Kindergarten:  Students must be 5 years old by August 1, 2018. 

All enrollment requirements and packets will be distributed during registration. Agencies that can help provide services for your family will also be available.

If you have any questions, please call Beth Ketzer, Preschool Director, at 261-8210.

We're Looking for Career Day Speakers! career day

Would you like to share your career story with our Ludlow students?  We're looking for speakers for our Career Day on April 27th!  Speakers will present three times between 8:45 and 10:15am to a group of 20-25 students, all the same grade level, for about 25 minutes each session.  Grades K-6 need speakers!

If you are interested in making a presentation at Career Day on April 27th, please contact Jenny McMillen at 859-261-8210 or jennifer.mcmillen@ludlow.kyschools.us.

Click HERE to see a list of possible questions or topics you can discuss.


Fine Arts Showcase & Spaghetti Dinner on April 26 Fine Arts Festival Thursday

Come and enjoy a night of art and music on Thursday, April 26 between 5:30 and 8:00pm.  The LHS Library and surrounding hallways will be filled with beautiful artwork and photography created by our own students, both elementary and high school.  Musicians and Artists will be performing in the hallways too.  Our bands will perform in the auditorium at 7:00pm.  Join us on April 26th as our Ludlow students showcase their creative talent and hard work from this year!

BONUS this year:  The Football Team is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser from 6:00-8:00pm the same night in the cafeteria!  The cost is $5 for everyone's favorite "school spaghetti" meal!

1, 2, 3, 4, I Declare a Penny War! 1, 2, 3, 4, I Declare a Penny War!

The PTO is declaring war -- a Penny War!  Grades P-6 will battle from March 26-30.  Before school each morning, PTO volunteers will have a jar for each grade level on display.  Put pennies in your own class' jar and bills or silver coins in your rivals' jars.  The class with the MOST POSITIVE amount will be declared the winner and receive a Pizza Party!  Start saving those pennies!  The PTO is looking for volunteers to work the jar table each morning.  If you are able to help, please contact the PTO on their Facebook page or through email (ludlow.pto@ludlow.kyschools.us).


Details on our Holiday Dinner Party! holly

​Details on tomorrow night's Holiday Dinner Party:

We will have a packed house tomorrow (Thursday, December 7), so we are asking everyone's cooperation and attention to time.  We want everyone to enjoy a nice meal as a family and participate in some fun activities together.

In the cafeteria during your dinner reservation time, you will also decorate cookies with sprinkles (we'll bake them so you can take them home warm!), and complete a family talk activity about your favorite holiday tradition.  We've allowed 40 minutes for this.

In addition, other rooms/hallway areas will include:  Book Bingo (play a few games with a chance for kids to win a new book of their choice), Holiday Math Games, and a craft.  The craft includes each person making a personalized ornament using Scrabble pieces.  

Click below to read more about your dinner and activity times...

Schools are CLOSED Today closed

Due to weather conditions, our schools are CLOSED today, Tuesday, January 16, 2018.


Wear Purple for Abby! abby

Wear PURPLE on Thursday, May 3, to support one of our own preschoolers, Abby Couch.  Abby has Cystic Fibrosis and is facing a life-threatening surgery this month.  We want to show this little panther how supportive our Ludlow Schools family is!  Wear purple to show your support and love!  Boxes for change donations will be sent around to classrooms on Thursday, with all proceeds going to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

Our Full Day Preschool Program is in the News! news

Learn more about our full day preschool program as covered by WLWT Channel 5.  Our students and families love this program!    


PTO's May Festival! Ludlow May Festival

Get ready for May 4 & 5 -- It's Ludlow May Festival Time!  Our PTO has put together a great weekend full of food, games, rides, raffles, and fun!

Check out the fun on Friday from 5-11 PM and on Saturday from 12-8 PM.  Friday's special activities include the yummy "School Spaghetti" Dinner, the silent auction (closes at 8 PM) and the SBDM elections.  Saturday's festivities include the Ticket Raffle (closes at 6 PM).

Bring the family for lots of May Festival Fun!  We appreciate our dedicated PTO Members for planning and running this event!

Weather Alert Notifications alerts

With the winter season upon us, we may occasionally have to close school or run on a delay schedule.  When our schedule is changed due to weather conditions, we notify parents/families in the following ways:  an Infinite Campus email, an Infinite Campus text (if requested), a Facebook post, a Twitter post, a message on our webpage, and a local TV/news media listing.  If you are not receiving an email from Infinite Campus messenger, or would like to request that your cell number recevei a text, please contact your child's school office to be sure we have accurate contact information:  Kellie Trammel (elementary) 859-261-2100 or Amy Schenk (high school) 859-261-8211.

SBDM Parent Nominations Due May 2 SBDM

Parent nomination forms are due in each school's office by 3:30 PM on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.  Check out the SBDM FAQ Sheet for more information about about the parent role in SBDMs. 

Elementary Parent Nomination Form

High School Parent Nomination Form

Before the Bullying Program news

Learn more about our Before the Bullying Program at Mary A. Goetz Elementary!  The students loved the music and activities about friendship and empathy!  Thank you, WCPO Channel 9, for covering this new, innovative program!    


Join Us for Panther Red & Black Night! panther

Join us on November 22 for a Spaghetti Dinner ("School" Spaghetti!) before you meet your 2017-18 Panther Basketball Teams!  The Spaghetti Dinner takes place in the cafeteria on Wednesday, November 22 from 5:00-6:30 PM.  The cost is $5 per person.  Then head next door to the HS Gym for scrimmages of the Lady Panthers at 7PM and the Panthers at 8PM.  Middle school teams will be introduced at halftime of each game.  See the FLYER for details.  Kick off the basketball season with us on November 22!

LHS Baseball Updates baseball

Some baseball updates/reminders from Head Coach Matt Taske:
--  Any boy interested in playing baseball for LHS this year should plan to attend a meeting on Friday, January 5th at 3:15 PM in the HS Gym Lobby.  A schedule for weights/practice will be given out.  Workouts will begin on January 8th at 5:00 PM in the Ludlow Fitness Center.

--  Some fundraising events have been planned!  Plan to grab dinner at Ft. Wright Skyline on January 11 and Covington Frisch's on January 15 (see linked flyers). 

--  Coach Taske is looking for assistant coaches. Anyone interested in helping with the program that has coaching or playing experience at the high school level, or above, please reach out to Coach Taske at matt.taske@ludlow.kyschools.us.


May At-A-Glance
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Fall Sports Awards awards

Make plans to attend these Fall Sports Awards Programs:

Oct. 22nd: 6:00-7:30 PM -- MS Football in the Cafeteria

Oct. 24th: 6:00-7:30 PM -- Volleyball (HS and MS) in the Cafeteria and Soccer in the HS Library

Nov. 19th: 6:00-7:30 PM -- Football in the Auditorium, Cross Country in the Cafeteria, and Cheerleading (HS and MS) in the HS Library

Live Well NKY Offers Free Fitness Classes on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for Ludlow Residents live well

Ludlow Independent Schools is a proud partner in the Live Well NKY Community Outreach Program.  All Ludlow residents are invited to attend FREE fitness classes on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through the end of July.  On rotating dates, residents can access the Ludlow Schools' Fitness Center, EmPower Studio, and the NKY Martial Arts Academy.  Get active, Ludlow residents!  See a SCHEDULE for dates and more details.  

October Events events

Check out our list of OCTOBER ACTIVITIES
Mark your calendar with these important events for Ludlow students and families!

Parents, Please Sign Up to Help Run Concession Stands! signup

The Boosters are looking for workers for concession stands during all home athletic events for Grades 6-12.  PLEASE consider volunteering for a game!  If your son/daughter plays, consider signing up to help at either the game before or after theirs so you can still watch them play, or help at an entirely different sport so all parents can enjoy their own child's game!  The Boosters are using SignUp.com to manage the volunteer schedule.  Check out the FLYER for more information and all the reasons you should volunteer!  In order to sign up, please contact Jenny McMillen at jennifer.mcmillen@ludlow.kyschools.us

The 2018-2019 School Calendar calendar

Mark your calendar for next school year's dates!  See the approved 2018-2019 School Calendar.

New Immunization Requirements from KY Dept of Health new

There are new immunizations requirements starting the next school year of 2018-2019.

Effective July 1, 2018:

• ALL students in (K-12) kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.  Please note that these doses are given approximately six months apart from each other, so the first one must take place soon in order to get the second dose by the start of school.

• Students aged 16 years or older, must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (MenACWY) to attend school. If the first dose of MenACWY was received at age sixteen (16) years or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.

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Our Mission
The Ludlow Independent School District is committed to fostering a culture
of rigor, excellence, and personal accountability by developing meaningful relationships with students, families, and community members to support and empower students to graduate with college and career readiness skills.