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Take our February Family Challenge!

Spread some love this month and take our February Family Challenge!  Try to complete one of the activities between February 10th and 16th. New challenges will be posted each week throughout the month. Help Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti!

February Love

February at a Glance february

Check out these events for FEBRUARY!  Mark your calendars!

Schools CLOSED on January 30th, All Activities Cancelled

Due to the severe weather conditions, Ludlow Independent Schools are CLOSED on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.  All activities are cancelled.


Communication Regarding School Closings & Delays Due to Weather closing and delay

With winter weather upon us, stay up-to-date about delays or cancellations.  Here are the ways you can find out if we are closed or have a delay:

1.  We'll send out an email/text through contact information in Infinite Campus.  Make sure the school office has your current email address and cell phone number.

2.  Our webpage will be updated with the information.

3.  We'll post the information on our Facebook and Twitter pages.  Follow us at Ludlow Independent Schools.

4.  Local News/Media will post it on TV and their webpage/app; Look for Ludlow Independent Schools.

Stay Connected!

Because these decisions are often made late at night or very early in the morning, we do not use a phone call-out.

January Calendar calendar

Mark your calendars with these important JANUARY ACTIVITIES!

Join Us for the Family Holiday Dinner Party for Grades P-12! holiday

All families in the district are invited to join us for the Family Holiday Dinner Party on Tuesday, December 18th!  Enjoy a Turkey Dinner, decorate your own cookies, play games, and make an ornament craft, all between 5:00 and 7:00 PM.  At 7:00 PM, make your way to the auditorium to close out the evening with some holiday music from our talented LHS Band!  Reserve your dinner time by completing the RSVP Sheet and returning it to school!  We can't wait to see you at this special event!

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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Follow us on social media for updates, news, reminders, photos, and much more!  You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Connect with us!

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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. 

Early Dismissal & Fall Break fall break

On Wednesday, October 11th, all students will be dismissed at 1:15PM.  There will be no after-school SHINE or SOAR.  Schools are then closed on Thursday and Friday, October 12th and 13th.  Enjoy the Fall Break!

1st Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home on Friday, Sept 15 progress report

Students in Grades 4-12 should have come home on Friday, September 15th with their 1st quarter progress report.  If it has not made it home, please check with your child and look in folders/backpacks.  If you need another one sent, please contact the school's office.  Be sure to contact teachers if you have concerns about grades and your child's progress.  Want to log in to Infinite Campus to keep a closer eye on grades?  Click HERE (and scroll down on the page) to learn how!

Dismissal on Monday, August 21 is at 3:40 PM Due to Eclipse dismissal

To ensure student safety and supervision during Monday's eclipse, dismissal will be delayed until after the eclipse passes at 3:40 p.m.  Please read the entire letter below that will go home with students on Friday and has been sent out to parents/guardians via IC Messenger:


HealthPoint Summer Hours for Vaccines & Physicals - On School's Campus healthpoint

To make it easier for parents/guardians to get their child the appropriate vaccine, physical, or medical exam they may need for school purposes, we are offering summer opportunities!  As you know, HealthPoint Family Care has a medical office on the Ludlow Schools Campus.  It will be staffed three days over the next few weeks so that parents can make an appointment for their child to be seen. 



Tuesday, July 25 from 8:30am-3:00pm

Tuesday, August 1 from 8:30am-3:00pm

Tuesday, August 8 from 8:30am-3:00pm


To make an appointment, call 859-431-7242 or email nurseludlow@ludlow.kyschools.us.  Nurse Ashley Baumgardner will confirm your appointment.


See the registration packet HERE.  If possible, complete this before coming.  If you aren't able to do this ahead of time, copies will be available at your appointment.


Keep our kids healthy!  Make your appointment today!

FREE Athletic Physicals on Saturday physicals

St. Elizabeth is offering free sports physicals on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Commonwealth Orthopedics Center in Edgewood.  If you plan on participating in a sport next year, please take advantage of this opportunity!  Print the KHSAA Physical Form HERE.  If a student needs transportation, he/she should meet in front of the HS Gym for the bus at 11:00am.  The form MUST be completed/signed ahead of time by a parent/guardian.



End of Year Activity Calendar celebrations

The end of the year is a busy time!  Click HERE to see a list of dates for all events that help us celebrate the 2016-2017 school year.  We hope to see you at many of these activities!

SOAR Family Night: Relationship Smarts family

Join us, SOAR Families!  We are hosting a Family Night on Wednesday, April 19th at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria.  Dinner will be served, followed by our presentation of "Relationship Smarts".  Joan Bowling, our Guest Speaker, will join us to discuss how to help our teens identify respectful relationships, communciation tips, and healthy decision making skills when it comes to dating.  This program is designed for Grades 6 and up.  Babysitting services are available.  Contact SOAR 21st CCLC Director, Melanie Beccaccio, to make reservations:  859-907-3422 or melanie.beccaccio@ludlow.kyschools.us.


Raising Funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society LLS

Our schools are teaming up to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Each day this week, our students are allowed to pay $1 to wear/do something special.  See below for the crazy activities taking place each day.  Families can also click HERE to donate on our school's campaign page!  Help us reach our goal of $2,017!


Monday – Crazy Sock Day
Tuesday – Hat Day
Wednesday – Crazy Hair Day
Thursday – Dress Like a Superhero Day
Friday – Kona Ice Day (see prices below)


Monday - Pajama Day (yellow pass)
Tuesday - Hat Day (green pass)
Wednesday - Cell Phone at Lunch (pink pass)
Thursday - Super Hero (blue pass)
Friday - Kona Ice Day (see prices below)

Kona Ice Prices on Friday:

Kiddie size - $2
Regular size - $3
King size - $4
Souvenir - $5

CCR Madness Night for Students & Parents, Grades K-9 ccrmadness

Plan to attend our next big parent night: CCR Madness -- College & Career Readiness with a Basketball Bracket twist!  Students in Grades K-9 are invited to attend with parents/guardians.  We start at 5:30PM in the cafeteria.  A family dinner will be served!  Enjoy our traditional "school spaghetti" with salad, cornbread, and dessert.  Parents will go through a "bracket" of games and activities related to careers, college, and planning for life after high school.  It's never too early to start these conversations!  Students will have their pictures taken too, declaring their possible future career.  You'll also have a chance to win some great door prizes too!


Complete the RSVP sheet that was sent home and return it soon!  If you need another copy, click HERE.


We are looking for some Grades 10-12 helpers with this evening too.  Students should sign up with Mrs. McMillen if interested in the community service opportunity.


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 NOW for K-3 Boys & Girls Basketball League bball

Registration is open for the Boys & Girls K-3 Basketball League.  See details on the REGISTRATION FORM.  Register soon!  Please contact Vikki Wofford at 859-261-2251 or Randy Wofford at 859-655-7531 with any questions.

January is Board Appreciation Month thank you

January is Board of Education Appreciation Month.  Thank you to our five board members for their support of our students, staff, and programs:  Steve Chapman, Amy Hayden, Judy Lantry, Bill McMillen, and Cindy Powell.  We are grateful for their continued efforts to make our school district the best!  Watch our Thank You video by clicking on the image below.





All 'A' Classic Held at Ludlow all a classic

The Boys All 'A' Classic Basketball Tournment is being held at Ludlow High School January 16th - 21st.  Catch a game!  Check out the BRACKETS for dates and game times.  Visiting Ludlow?  See the MAP for parking details.


After-School & Evening Activities Cancelled Today Activity Cancellations Due To Snow

Due to the weather forecast, all after-school programs and activities are CANCELLED today (Thursday, January 5). This includes SHINE, SOAR, ESS, Basketball Games/Practices, Quick Recall, and the After-School Meal Program. Please plan for student pick-up at 3:10 PM.

Team-Building Day for Grades 4-12 Team Building

Our Advisory Groups for Grades 4-12 are kicking off this week with a fun Team Building Day!  Students in grades 4-12 are asked to wear their class' color (although it is not mandatory).  Each grade level will head to the stadium for about 2 hours of fun team and leadership-building activities.  This week, a LETTER (click it for a copy) went home with students so parents can read about details of the day as well as specifics on our advisory groups.


Free SHINE & SOAR Summer Camps for Incoming Grades K-9 Shine & Soar Summer Camps

We have lots of fun planned for the month of June!  Free 21st CCLC summer camps are offered to all Ludlow students entering Grades K-9.  Camps include free breakfast, lunch, field trips, fun visitors, and cool enrichment activities!  Most age groups have openings if you still need to register.  SHINE Camps are for incoming Grades K-6 and SOAR Camps are for incoming Grades 7-9.  See flyers for themes and contact details: SHINE and SOAR.  Contact Shannon Adcock for SHINE and Melanie Beccaccio for SOAR.

Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday Night! Fine Arts

All families for Grades P-12 are invited to attend our Fine Arts Showcase Thursday night, April 27th between 5:30 and 8:00pm.  From 5:30-7:00pm, we'll have the LHS Art Show, elementary artwork/writing on display, SHINE & SOAR work on display, and interactive music and painting stations for students. Learn how to play the piano on a Makey Makey too!  Chorua performaces at 5:30 (HS) and 6:30 (ES).  The Band will start performances in the auditorium at 7:00pm.  Click on the FLYER for details.

Come and celebrate our talented students!

Cancelled Activities all afterschool and evening activities are cancelled for Friday, January 22nd

Due to the predicted inclement weather, all afterschool and evening activities are cancelled for Friday, January 22nd.  The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys/girls basketball games scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd are also cancelled.

Schools are CLOSED Today Snow Day!

Our schools are CLOSED today, January 20, due to inclement weather.  All evening activities are also cancelled.

Fall Celebration Photos!

October 30th was a busy but FUN day celebrating our success as a district!  Check out the many photos taken at the various activities, including the games at the stadium, the ES Spirit Rally, and the LHS Pi Society throwing pies at the teachers!

Go to our Photo Galleries by clicking HERE.


3rd Graders Rock!

The 3rd Graders rocked the stage during their October Rocktober performance!  Check out the video of their closing song.  Way to go!


Thank You, Duke Energy!

Thank you to Duke Energy and the 100+ volunteers who helped spruce up Ludlow Park and the ball fields on October 16th!  Volunteers included Duke Energy employees, community members, school staff, and students.  We are grateful for the commitment to improve our community! 

The project included new playground equipment, a new mural (it was painted, and will be hung soon), new picnic tables, new bleachers, landscaping, lights at Hollingsworth Field, and lots of new paint all over!  We are excited about this makeover!  We take pride in our community!


Check out the Photo Gallery from this project by clicking HERE.



Congratulations, Ludlow! Congratulations, Ludlow!

Congratulations, Ludlow Students, Staff, and Families!  Based on our spring test scores, Ludlow has been named a PROFICIENT, HIGH PROGRESS DISTRICT!  Overall, we scored higher than 84% of other districts across the state.  Our "High Progress" status indicates that we were in the Top 10% of growth this past year, compared to all other districts.  We are proud of these results!  We know countless hours of hard work and dedication on everyone's part contributes to this honor.  We are proud of our panthers!



New Menu Options!

We think students will love our new menu options in the cafeteria!  Each day at lunch, we will serve a HOT Meal and a COLD Meal.  You choose!


LEFT Side is the HOT Meal

RIGHT Side is the COLD Meal


At the top of the screen on this webpage, find the MENU link.  Click on it to check out the delicious menu items being served by Mrs. Brownfield and our outstanding cafeteria staff each day!


Welcome Back!

We are delighted to have our students back with us!  We are confident the 2015-2016 school year is going to be a GREAT one!

Important Back-to-School Dates

Tuesday, August 11:  7th Grade Orientation at 10:00am in Auditorium

Friday, August 14:  NEW Opportunity for All Grades!  Early Schedule/Class Assignment Pick-Up, Fee Payment, SHINE/SOAR Registration, and Cafeteria Taste Test of New Food Items!  It all takes place in the cafeteria between 9:00 and 11:00am!

Tuesday, August 18:  Pantherfest from 5:00-7:00pm.  One Change: Start in the HS Gym rather than Cafeteria.  Schools will be open to visit teachers and classrooms!

Thursday, August 20:  First Day of School! 


Click HERE for details on these important back-to-school events!


Book Fair Wednesday & Thursday Book Fair

Our Elementary Library is hosting a Summer Book Fair on Wednesday and Thursday this week (July 15 & 16) from 9:00am-3:00pm.  Students can shop during SHINE, or during our Summer Lunch Program Time (if not in SHINE).  Parents can shop too!   Proceeds help fund new technology items for SHINE! 


Click HERE for details!

Help Us Tidy Up Ludlow on Sunday

Due to the rain coming, The Tidy Up Ludlow event will take place on Sunday from 12:00-3:00pm -- not Saturday.  Plan to meet in the cafeteria.   Anyone who can come is welcome, whether you signed up or not!  We need all the help we can get to help give a good spring cleaning to our community!  We hope you can join us!

Schools CLOSED Thursday

Due to inclement weather, schools are CLOSED on Thursday, March 5th.

Registration for Preschool & Kindergarten 2017-18 register

Ludlow Independent Schools will have signups for Preschool and Kindergarten soon! 
Please plan to attend on one of these dates: 

Thursday, March 30th, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the Cafeteria 
- or -

Friday, March 31st
, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM in Ms. Ketzer's Office (Administrative Building next to the HS Gym on Oak Street)

Click below for details about what to bring with you...

Activities CANCELLED for Today

Due to weather conditions, all Ludlow Independent School activities are CANCELLED for today, Saturday, February 21st. 

Elementary Winter Reading Challenge Winter Reading Challenge

Read your books!  Mrs. Kelly in the Elementary Library will be tallying your Reading Counts points on January 30th.  Top point-earners will be invited to the Hot Cocoa & Computer Game Party at 2:30pm on February 2nd!


Twenty-two winners will be invited.  The two students with the highest numbers of points from each grade level will be invited, as well as 10 additional randomly-selected students.  Each time you take a test, you will put a raffle ticket in the jar.


Read your books at school AND home!    See the flyer for details.


2nd Quarter Report Cards Sent Home with Students on January 9th 2nd Quarter Report Cards

Report Cards for the 2nd Quarter were sent home with students in Grades 4-12 on Friday, January 9th. 


We encourage parents to take a few minutes to review their son/daughter's academic progress and attendance with them.  Your involvement in this process is very important!  If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email your child's teacher.    


Cold Weather Reminders Cold Weather Reminders

With the cold weather hitting, please be sure that students are dressed appropriately for the weather.  We encourage students to wear hats, coats, and gloves/mittens to school, especially if they are walking.  Warm socks with shoes/boots are essential too.


Does the cold weather affect school being delayed or closed?


During the winter months several factors come into play that delay the start of school or cause school to be closed.  Snow and ice are obvious ones.  Another factor is the wind chill.  Click Read More below for details...




LHS Presents "A Christmas Carol" A Christmas Carol

Get into the holiday mood this weekend!  Come out and see the LHS presentation of A Christmas Carol. 

There is one show this weekend:  Sunday, December 7th, at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are $5 at the door. 


Please come out and support our dedicated cast and crew!  They have been working long hours for months preparing for this show.


Fish Fry & Meet the Panthers!

Join us on Saturday night, Nov 22nd, for dinner and basketball!  The FRYSC is hosting a Fish Fry in the cafeteria from 5:00-7:00 PM!  Dinners range in price, but all are delicious!  Then head over to the HS Gym for the Panther Red & Black Night.  Meet your basketball teams!


MS Girls Scrimmage at 5:30 PM  /  MS Boys Scrimmage at 6:15 PM

HS Girls Scrimmage at 7:00PM   /   HS Boys Scrimmage at 8:00 PM

Adult admission in the gym is $3.00, Students/Senior Citizens pay $1.00.

Get Your Tickets Now! Get Your Tickets Now!

Parents/Community Members:  It's not too late to get your ticket to the 1st Annual PTO Adult Halloween Costume Party!  The party takes place on Saturday, October 25th from 7-11pm at the Ludlow Vets.


Stop by Ideal Supplies or email ludlowpto@yahoo.com for presale tickets.

Presale Tickets cost $10/person and $15/couple.

Tickets at the Door cost $15/person and $25/couple.


Music, Food, Raffles and Lots of Fun! 

Costume Prize Categories: Scariest, Best Couple, Funniest & Most Creative.  Join Us if You Dare!!



Support Ludlow Schools!

Eating dinner out?  Support our schools over the next two nights!   Monday, October 6th is Mary A. Goetz Elementary Night at the Fort Wright Texas Roadhouse from 4:00-10:00 PM.  It's good on dine-in or carryout.  Mention the school when you place your order.


Tuesday, October 7th is Ludlow Booster Night at the Fort Wright Skyline from 5:00-9:00 PM.  Again, just mention our school when you place your order and we receive a percentage of the bill.


Thank you for your continued support!


We Can't Wait Until Thursday! We Cant Wait Unill Thursday

We're looking forward to our Panthers returning to classrooms on Thursday!  Our hallways have been quiet for a few months, so we look forward to filling them with our students once again.


Classes start on Thursday, August 21st at 8:20am.  We're going to have a wonderful school year!



School Offices Closed, Board Office Open School Offices Closed, Board Office Open

Please pardon our construction!  We have no electricity in the main elementary and high school buildings from June 23rd through July 6th. 

Lunch WILL still be served daily at the usual time, 11:15am-12:45pm.


School Offices will remain CLOSED.


The Board of Education Office is OPEN daily during this time, other than the July 4th Holiday.


Any call made to either school's office will be forwarded to the Board Office at 859-261-8210.


Thank you for your patience!  Our construction project is working to improve the learning environment for our students.



Thank You, Career Day Speakers!

We appreciate all of our Career Day Speakers who took time out of their busy schedules to talk with our students.  Thank you for giving back to our community and showing this support to Ludlow!


Check out the District Photo Gallery to see pictures of all of our visitors today!



Schools CLOSED Monday Schools CLOSED Monday

Due to the inclement weather, schools are closed on Monday, March 3rd. 


All 11th graders are reminded that the ACT will still take place on Tuesday.  Be at school on time -- by 8:20am.  Get a full night of sleep and eat a good breakfast.



Games & Activities Cancelled Games & Activities Cancelled

All games and activities are cancelled today, February 15th, due to the inclement weather.




Ludlow Hosting Business Engagement Tour Ludlow Hosting Business Engagement Tour

Our district is working with the NKY Chamber of Commerce and the NKY Education Council to bring a Business Engagement Tour to Ludlow!  The event takes place in Wednesday, January 29th from 8:30-10:00am.


Members from area businesses, colleges, organizations, and the community will visit our district for a tour, hear from students, and learn more about how to support and get involved in our schools.  Each visitor will leave with an engagement toolkit.


Click HERE to learn more about the day and how to RSVP if you, your business, or your organization is interested in attending.



Come to Our Winter Reading Wonderland! Come to Our Winter Reading Wonderland!

Even though most of us are tired of the snow and cold weather, we still have several weeks left of it... So let's CELEBRATE IT!


All Mary A. Goetz Elementary students and families are invited to our Winter Reading Wonderland, a Fun-Filled Family Literacy Night on Thursday, February 6th at 6:30pm.  We'll have Guest Readers sharing their favorite winter-themed stories, family games, crafts, resources for parents to support reading at home, and hot cocoa & cookies for all! 


Click HERE for more details.


Sign Up to Attend the PT3 Meeting! Sign Up to Attend the PT3 Meeting!

Our school district is working with the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence to hold the first PT3 Meeting: Parents & Teachers Talking Together.  The goal of the group is to discuss what is working well in our schools and what areas we can tackle to improve.  The meeting takes place on Wednesday, January 15th from 3:30-7:30pm in the LHS Library.  Dinner and snacks will be provided to those participating.  Any parent, guardian, grandparent, aunt/uncle, community member, or business rep is invited to attend.  Please RSVP to Beth Ketzer at beth.ketzer@ludlow.kyschools.us or 859-261-8210 to reserve your seat.


Click Read More for further details...

New Year, New Start! New Year


New Year, New Start!  Make some Family Resolutions for 2014!

Click HERE to view the interactive SchoolFamily.com newsletter to learn more about making FAMILY RESOLUTIONS for the new year!  It includes some great ideas to help students of all ages so that we can build stronger families. 




Schools CLOSED Tuesday Schools CLOSED Tuesday

Due to the extreme temperatures, Ludlow Independent Schools will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.



PTO is Bringing Santa's Workshop Here!

Mary A. Goetz Elementary students will be visiting Santa's Workshop right here at school on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 16, 17, and 18th!  

Students will get to shop for special family or friends on their assigned day.  Check out the shopping schedule HERE.




Due to the weather, our schools will be on a ONE HOUR DELAY.


The Business Engagement Tour that was scheduled for today has been cancelled.

Band Concert Cancelled Due to Weather Band Concert Cancelled Due to Weather

Today's Holiday Concert has been cancelled due to inclement weather. 


It will be rescheduled for a later date. 

Schools CLOSED Today Schools CLOSED Today

Due to inclement weather, schools are CLOSED today.

Basketball Season is in Full Swing

On Saturday, December 7th our 4th through 5th grade boys and girls basketball teams begin their season in the River Cities and Dayton League.  And on Sunday, December 15th, our Kindergarten through 3rd graders begin their Sunday basketball league here in the High School Gym.  With our 6th grade season having already begun in the middle school league, all students in the elementary school are now in the full swing of basketball season.


Texas Roadhouse Night Texas Roadhouse

Monday, December 2nd is TEXAS ROADHOUSE NIGHT

The first Monday of each month from January-May 2014 will be our monthly fundraising night at Texas Roadhouse in Fort Wright. The back of the newsletter is a flyer that you present to your server on that evening.

Mary A. Goetz Elementary School will receive 10% of your total food purchases!

Support our school by presenting this flyer with your dine in or carry out purchase


Holiday Concerts Christmas Concert

During the month of December there are two holiday performances taking place here at school.  On Sunday, December 8th, our high school band will conduct their Holiday Band Concert at 2:00pm in the auditorium.  Our 1st grade students will perform their Winter Performance at 7:00pm on Thursday, December 19th in the auditorium.  All of our performers would like to invite community members, parents, grandparents, and siblings to attend to ring in the holiday season.


Penny War!

It's time for PTO's Penny War!  All this week, grades 1 through 6 will be battling it out in coins.  Jars are out each morning in the main hallway.  The class with the MOST POSITIVE amount at the end of the week wins a Pizza Party!  Put pennies in your own jar since they ADD to your amount.  Put silver coins and bills in the other class' jars since they SUBTRACT from their total.  Who will win this week?  Bring in your change to help make sure it's your class! 


Proceeds help fund the many wonderful activities for our students, sponsored by the PTO.


Fundraiser for Mary A. Goetz Elementary

Not sure what to cook tonight for dinner?

Join us at Texas Roadhouse tonight between 4:00 and 10:00pm! 

Mary A. Goetz Elementary will earn 10% of tonight's sales!  Click on the flyer to print and bring with you, or at least mention Ludlow Schools when you dine there tonight.  Good for dine-in or carry out!


Parent / Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be on Monday, October 27th and Tuesday, October 28th from 4:00-7:00pm each night.  Every parent /guardian is requested to set a time to meet with your child’s teacher to review the 1st quarter report card, assessment data and your child’s progress.  Letters will be coming home with your child to request time and dates you are available for a conference here at school.


Your involvement and input in your child's education is crucial.  We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child's progress.



Mrs. Caple is Retiring Retiring

The end of October will bring an end to the 27 year teaching career for Mrs. Caple.  Mrs. Caple has taught every grade from 2nd-6th during her tenure at Ludlow.  Although Mrs. Caple will be retiring from her every day teaching here at Ludlow, she has assured us that she will be back to visit often.


After School Tutoring Tutoring

Our Extended School Service (ESS) will be beginning on Tuesday, October 15th.  ESS is our after school tutoring program that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.  Be looking for information coming home with your student in the next week.  We highly encourage students to participate in the this free program.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Miller at pam.miller@ludlow.kyschools.us


Picture Day is Tuesday, October 2nd Picture Day

Picture Day will be Wednesday, October 23rd.  Order form for pictures will be coming home with students and must be returned the day their pictures are  taken.


Summertime Information Summertime

Summertime office hours for our elementary school will be every Wednesday from 8:00am-3:00pm. This is a good time for parents to enroll new students, pay fees, drop off or pick up copies of student records, or pick up yearbooks.

Click HERE to check out our School Supply List for 2013-2014.

Click HERE to check our new student enrollment information.

Sports Physicals for 2013-2014 Sports

Any student that is going to participate in sports next school year will have the opportunity to get their sports physicals here at school on Tuesday, May 28th at 5:30pm.  Cost for the physical is $10 and will be good for 1 year.  We are encouraging all student that are going to participate in sports next year to receive their sports physicals at this time.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Schmidt in the high school.


4th Grade Girls Participate in Girls on the Run Running

A group of 4th grade girls have been practicing for the past 10 week to complete a 5K run in May. The Girls On The Run 5k will be on May 11th at Paul Brown Stadium.  They have been working hard to accomplish this goal and would love for everyone to come cheer them on during the race.  The runners are Brandy Brown, Brenda Brown, Brianna Webster,   Alyssa Vaught, Caitlin Kirkwood, Cassidee Paddock,  Brianna Webster, Cason Smith, Anna Gaiser, DeMaya Moore and Lily Chatt.


K-PREP Begins May 14th Testing

Beginning on Tuesday, May 14th our 3rd through 6th grade students will begin taking the K-PREP test.  All students in the state are required to be administered the K-PREP during the month of May.  The results of the tests will show the progress that we are making here at school.  In addition, it will      compare our students to students around the state.  Our students will be assessed in Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Writing.

As we prepare academically for this week long test here at school, there are things that students and parents can prepare for at home.

1) Students should get a good night sleep on nights before testing.

2) Students need to eat a good breakfast on days of testing.  Testing will last 2-3 hours each morning.

3) Make sure that students arrive at school well in advance of 8:20am.  Students will not be able to  take the test with their class if they are not here at the beginning of testing for the day.


Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to Ludlow Elementary Book Fair

Join us for the book fair. We will have a great variety of books including specially priced books for summer reading fun. All money raised from the fair will be used to purchase books for our library.

Shopping options:

Parent Shopping: Thursday, April 25 4 to 7 p.m.

Checks, credit cards and cash accepted.

Student Shopping: April 24—26

Students will shop during their Library   visit.  Please send money with them only on that day, in a marked envelope. You are welcome to come and shop with your child during their time as well. Students will   create a wish list prior to their library shopping day. If you would like your child to purchase wish list books only please send the list with your child.  Checks will be accepted if for the exact purchase amount. No change can be given from checks

Where: Media Center

Questions: call or email Anna Kelly                                                                                     Media Specialist  (anna.kelly@ludlow.kyschools.us)

Thanks for your support!!


Spring Picture Day Picture Day

Spring Pictures will take place on Tuesday, March 5th.  Picture order forms will be coming home the week prior to picture day.


March 2nd is Read Across America Day Read Across America

This day is also Dr. Seuss’s birthday. On this day we celebrate the importance of reading. To celebrate we have several special activities planned here at school from March 1st through March 8th.

On March 1st all the        classrooms will be visited by special guest readers. They will share their favorite      children’s book and also their love for reading. During the week of March 4th through the 8th the students will    celebrate Dr. Seuss in their classrooms and in the library. The students will have the opportunity to enter a Dr. Seuss trivia raffle   contest while visiting the library. They have the chance to win some very cool prizes.

Our celebration will end with an ice cream social for all the students who have earned 10 points above their Reading Counts goal for the 3rd quarter. The students have been working hard toward this goal all quarter and hopefully everyone will enjoy a delicious sundae


Students Donate to Annual "Souper Bowl" Souper Bowl Week

In the week leading up to the professional football Super Bowl, our students collected canned soup to donate to local food pantries for our own "Souper Bowl" week. The grade level that collected the most soup was second grade.  They will receive a pizza party for all of their hard work.  Thank you to all little Panthers for helping local food pantries.

February 12th is the Last Day for ESS Tutoring

Tuesday, February 12th will be the last ESS tutoring sesson for the this school year.  Over this school year, we have offered 26 days of afterschool tutoring to over 60 of our students.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Miller pam.miller@ludlow.kyschools.us


Mary A. Goetz Awarded $3700 Grant for Math Intervention Money

Mary A. Goetz Elementary would like to thank Kinder Morgan Energy for funding a $3700 grant for our elementary.  The money will be used to purchase math intervention programs for struggling math students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.  Our teachers will be intervening 30-45 minutes a day with struggling math students using a research-based program called, “Do the Math”.  It is with these funding sources from companies, such as Kinder Morgan, that help make all of our students successful.


Girls on the Run Girls on the Run

Ludlow Elementary will have eleven 4th girls participating in the Girls on the Run program.  This will be our first year participating in a program that teaches girls in grades 3-8 essential life skills.  The girls will practice every Monday and Friday for 12 weeks starting February 11, preparing for a 5k Run to be held on May 11. 

Each lesson / practice will teach a valuable lesson aim at creating a well-balanced, healthy, fit individual.  At the end of the program, each girl will be able to identify their own individual strengths and abilities while setting personal goals.  They will celebrate their success by completing a Girls on the Run 5k. 

In addition to the eleven girls we have numerous faculty and staff working with them as partners and mentors.  This is a huge commitment on their parts and we congratulate them on their commitment to our children.  Finally, keep an eye out for the girls participating and send them encouragement as they build their endurance and personal strengths.

Mini-Camp/Lock-In Friday!
Are you looking for something fun to keep your son/daughter involved on Friday night?  All 1st through 6th graders are invited to attend our Mini-Camp / Lock-In!
Click "Read More..." to get the details.
Wintertime Reminders Winter
-If your child is sick from school, please make sure you call the school to explain why they are absent. Also, upon returning to school, you are required to have a parent or doctors note excusing the absence. Without a note, the absence is determined to be unexcused. 

-As the weather turns colder, please make sure that your child wears long pants to school each day. Shorts are
not acceptable to be worn by students during the winter. If it is a gym day, they are welcome to change into shorts before gym class.

-If you are missing a coat, sweatshirt, etc., there is a good chance it is in our lost and found. Lost and found items are located in the elementary office.

-If school is cancelled, a text and email message will immediately go out to ONLY parents who signed up for E-Communication. If you have not signed up yet, please do so to ensure you have time to plan if school is cancelled or delay.
Mrs. Shoup Retires Shoup
Marlena Shoup, our kindergarten teacher here at Mary A. Goetz Elementary, is retiring from teaching at the end of December.  Mrs. Shoup has taught many grades throughout her 32 years at Mary A. Goetz Elementary.  She began her career teaching fifth and sixth grade, but has spent the majority of her time as a kindergarten teacher.  During her career, she taught part-time while raising her two children, but returned as a full time teacher once her children were older. 
Ludlow Elementary has been fortunate to have Mrs. Shoup as a kindergarten teacher for many years.  Our students left kindergarten well prepared for first grade expectations after having her as their kindergarten teacher.  She will begin her retirement by taking a well deserved trip to Hawaii with her husband who is also retiring.  She looks forward to not only travelling but spending more time with her granddaughter.  Our students and staff wish Mrs. Shoup a fond farewell as she begins a new phase of her life.  She will be missed by all!
Elementary Awarded $500 Grant for Pottery Pottery
On December 7th, Mary A. Goetz Elementary was awarded a $500 art grant through the LilySarahGrace Fund.  This organization funds art education throughout the United States for school-age children.  Mrs. Miller wrote the grant to buy       supplies for students in grades 5th and 6th to create their own pottery.  Students will be creating pottery from clay, then glazing it with the color of their choice before it is fired in a kiln.  This is a great   opportunity for our students to experience the arts and have a permanent piece of their own work, without cost to the student or the school.  On behalf of the students at Mary A. Goetz Elementary, we would like to thank the LilySarahGrace Fund for supporting our students.
1st to 3rd Grade Intramural Basketball Basketball
Students interested in intramural basketball for students in grades 1st through 4th grade should complete the registration form by December 15th.  Cost is $10 per child.  Games will take place on Sundays in the High School Gymnasium.  If you have any questions, please call Mr. Wofford at 655-7527
Canned Food Drive Underway Feed the Witch visit
Our school is collecting canned food for the food pantry at the First Baptist Church in Ludlow. We encourage everyone to help out so we can fulfill the large need in our community. Send in your donations by November 16th. Classrooms with 300 or more cans will be receiving a special reward.

The drive was kicked off with a special visit from a friendly witch. The theme for our drive is, Feed the Witch, and she will be so pleased if you do.
Quick Recall Tryouts Quick Recall
Quick Recall is a Jeopardy-style game where students play as a team of four and buzz in to answer a question about a Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts or Arts & Humanities topic.  There are 8 afterschool matches beginning January 10, then participation in the Governor's Cup competition on Saturdays beginning in February.

We will be holding tryouts for the fourth and fifth grade team (they compete together) on Monday, October 29, and Tuesday, October 30.  Students will be given a test to see how many questions they can answer correctly.  Tryouts will be after school in room 213.  We will be finished about 4pm.    Come join us!

Picture Day is Tuesday, October 2nd Picture Day
Reminder that Picture Day will be Tuesday, October 2nd.  Forms will be coming home with students in the next week.  If you are interested in pictures, return the form and payment with your student on Picture Day.
Sign up for Weather Cancellations and Upcoming Events
We are asking all of our parents to sign up for E-Communications on the Ludlow Schools website. By signing up for E-Communications, you will receive an email and/or a text to your phone as soon as a decision is made by administration for cancelling or delaying school. This immediate notification will give parents more time in the morning to make child care arrangements, without delay.
The link to sign up is on the lower left hand side of the Ludlow Schools website.
Appropriate Dress for School Dress Code
Dress is the responsibility of the student and of parents. Several notable areas of dress that relate to Ludlow students are as follows:
-Excessively baggy clothing, such as pants, jeans, shirts, etc. are not permitted.
-T-shirts with inappropriate printing or illustrations are not to be worn. Muscle shirts, cut-off shirts, tank tops, and see through mesh shirts are not permitted.
-Girls dresses, culottes, jumpers, skorts, skirts or suits must come at least to just above the knee in length. Items shorter than this length are not permitted.
-Shoes should provide sufficient support and allow for safe movement if the student were required to exit the building in an emergency. Sandals are required to have a strap on back to support the heel.
-Pajamas may not be worn in the school
Please Pay Your School Fees School Fees
Each year, parents are asked to pay students fees for each of their students. These fees go towards purchasing instructional materials and supplies in the classroom, along with helping to support the extra-curricular programs here at Ludlow Elementary. Without these fees, budgets become tight and we are forced to conserve the materials that we can purchase.   We are asking parents to please pay their student fees as soon as they can. Fees for the elementary are $40 per students for the school year. If you are unable to pay the full amount, we are more than willing to work with you making payments. You can pay your school fees any day by seeing Mrs. Trammel in the office, or sending money in an envelope with your student marked “school fees”. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Steffen here at school.
2012-2013 Supply List Supply LIst
Elementary Yearbooks for Sale!!! Yearbook

Purchase all of your memories from the 2012-2013 school year by buying a Mary A. Goetz Yearbook.  Cost of the yearbook is $10 and can be prepaid in the elementary office.  All yearbooks are full color and are over 30 pages.  Yearbooks will arrive over the summer and can be picked up during the summer.  If you have any questions, feel free to call us here at school.

Elementary Library Website for Summertime Resources and Educational Games Computer
There are many educational websites your child could access over the summer on the Elementary Library Home Page. The web sites are organized by subject and grade bands (primary, intermediate)
Some suggestions:                                                          
Primary Websites – Starfall, BBC Little Animals
Storybooks online – Watch and listen to picture books
Science & Social Studies – lots of websites on various topics, some are interactive and some are focused on research
Math – Basic Fact Practice to review addition/subtraction and multiplication facts
Authors/Illustrators – Visit the websites of various authors
Art – National Gallery of Art Kids Page, very interactive with very cool activities
Music – WGUC for interactive music games
To access the websites go to:                                
Click on Mary A. Goetz Elementary at the top.
Click on Library in the left menu
If you have any questions let me know. Please remember this is a work in progress and more sites will be added. (anna.kelly@ludlow.kyschools.us)
Summertime School Hours Summer Hours

The school cafeteria is open each day from 11:15am-12:45pm to serve a free lunch to students 18 years old and younger. The summer lunch program will begin June 11th and run through August 3rd.

Kindergarten Jump Start will be on August 1st and 2nd for incoming Kindergarteners to meet their teacher and to be assessed for Kindergarten skills.

The office of the elementary school will be open during the summer break from 9:00-1:00 each day for parents that need to enroll students, pay school fees, or need copies of student records.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Reading

Our school is participating in this online reading tracking program which students record minutes read over the summer. It is part of a worldwide program to "Read for the World Record" with the goal of 75,000 million minutes read. Our school goal is 50,000 minutes. This may seem like a lot, but it is only 2 hours per student over the summer weeks. Let’s try to shatter our goal!

To participate, register your child at www.scholastic.com/summer.  Once registered, your child can record minutes read from now until August 31st.  Students participating over the summer will recieve a prize and certificate upon returning to school.

State Testing Begins May 14th Testing

Beginning on Monday, May 14th, all students in grades 3rd-6th will be assessed with the new state accountability testing. Testing will be comprehensive in the areas of reading, math, science, social studies, and writing. Also, this year, students are required to complete the testing in 5 days, as opposed to the 10 days in previous years. It is extremely important that our students arrive at school during this week on-time. Please be aware that students will be testing all day on these days, so please avoid making doctors appointment or events that will cause your child to miss school that week. State testing will show the academic progress of our students and determine the how our school compares to other schools in the state. This is important as we plan for the future needs of our school and a sense of pride. So it is extremely important that our students perform at their best. If you know that your student is going to miss a day that week and it is unavoidable, please let us know in advance of the testing week.

New Kindergarten Program, Children’s Inc., becomes an option for our students for 2012-2013 school year Childrens Inc
In the past, our Kindergarten students have had only the option of half-day Kindergarten here at school. Beginning next year, all Kindergarten students will have the option to attend the other half of the school day here at school, continuing the Kindergarten instruction for the full school day. The optional half-day Kindergarten program will be in the classroom adjacent to our Kindergarten classrooms here at school. Students in the program will get a full day of Kindergarten instruction and eat lunch here at school, the same as the rest of our grade levels. The optional half-day program is provided at a cost through Children’s Inc., but the cost is on a sliding scale based on family income. Parents that have questions about the program can call us here at school, or call Children’s Inc. directly at 431-2075. We are excited about the opportunity to provide a full day of instruction and lunch to our Kindergarten students next school year.
Mayfest is Coming Mayfest
Mayfest this year will be on the evening of   Friday, May 4th on Oak Street. Fun includes rides, food, and games. If you are able to help in anyway, please contact the   Ludlow PTO at ludlowpto@yahoo.com or through the Ludlow Schools websites.
SBDM Elections for 2012-2013 SBDM Election
As we draw to an end of the 2011-2012 school year, preparations need to be made for next school year. Attached to the April newsletter is information for parents about running to be a member of the Mary A. Goetz Elementary Site-Base Decision Making Council. The SBDM consists of 3 teachers and 2 parent. Nomination sheet and information were attached. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Ludlow PTO at ludlowpto@yahoo.com.
Spring Book Fair Book Fair
The Scholastic book fair will once again be held at school. The students will shop Wednesday, April 25 - Friday, April 27. There will be a parent shopping night on Monday, April 23rd from 3 - 6. All students will preview the books on the fair and create a shopping wish list before their shopping day.
All proceeds from the book fair will be put toward funding an author visit next school year. Help us raise the funds needed for this experience for the students of Ludlow. 
Spring Picture Day- March 12th Picture Day
Spring Picture Day will on during the morning of March 12th.  Picture order forms will be coming home with student during the first week of March.
Produce Man's Healthy Challenge Week Produce Man is a Big Hit!
Our school’s Healthy Challenge Week begins Friday, March 2nd and ends on Thursday, March 8th. Students will bring their tracking charts home on March 1st, the same day that Produce man visits our school. They need to check their charts daily each time they eat a serving of a fruit or a vegetable. There is also a column to check showing your child did not drink any sugary drinks each day of the challenge. The completed charts should be returned to school on Friday, March 9th. Students must have their charts filled showing they ate five fruits and/or vegetables every day of the week. Every student who turns in a completed chart will either receive a Lazer Kraze Mission Pass or a one day pass to Towne& Country Sports Club.
Read Across America is March 2nd Cat In the Hat
This special day is set aside to celebrate reading and the children's author, Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss's birthday is March 2nd. We have several fun activities planned to celebrate both reading and Dr. Seuss. One activity is completing a reading log at home. Students will receive a reading log to track the minutes they read at home. This should be returned Thursday, March 1st and the students will be eligible to win some fun prizes. Happy     Reading!
"Souper" Bowl Week!!

Ludlow Elementary is sponsoring our own "Souper" Bowl the first week of February. Beginning on Monday, January 30th, we are asking our students to bring in a can of soup during the week. The soup cans will be picked up and donated to a local church to help fill their pantry. The soup will then be distributed to families in our community. There will be an extra treat for the primary and intermediate classrooms that have the highest total for the week. Friday, February 3rd, is the last day to bring in a can of soup. Students and staff may wear their favorite team jersey or favorite team shirt on that day, too. Please remember to help us kick off our "Souper" Bowl Week by bringing in a can of soup next week. Everyone will be a winner.

Ludlow Hosting District Governors Cup Academics

This month, Mary A. Goetz Elementary will be hosting the District Governors Cup. Governors Cup is an academic competition between schools in events of Future Problem Solving, Written Composition, Content Area Written As-sessments, and Quick Recall. The competition will take place over 2 days with Future Problem Solving and Written Composition on the evening of Tuesday, February 21st and Written Assessments, Quick Recall, and Awards Cere-mony on Saturday, February 25th. This is great chance for our students to show their academic excellence. Good Luck Panthers!

Kindergarten/Preschool Registration Kindergarten

We will be hosting Kindergarten/Preschool Registration here at school on Thursday, March 22nd from 5:00-7:00pm and Friday March 23rd from 12:00-3:00. Parents registering their children for Kindergarten or Preschool will enter the school from the Adela Street door to the elementary school. 

Parents will need to bring:

-Original Birth Certificate

-Students’ Social Security Card

-Proof of Residency (Drivers License, Utility bill, mail, etc.)

Sign Up for Snow Cancellation Notification Snow Day
Parents will no longer be receiving an automated phone call on snow delays or cancellation.  We are asking parents to sign up using E Communication on our website.  By signing up, you will recieve text and email notification of snow days.  If you have any questions, please contact the elementary or high school offices.
Report Cards Go Home Report Cards
The 2nd Quarter Report Cards will be coming home with students on January 6th.  Please review your child's report card, sign it, and have your child return the signed report card to their teacher.
First Grade Christmas Performance
The First Grade students will be performing their Christmas Production on Thursday, December 15th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm in the High School Auditorium.  Come enjoy their performance as we head into the holiday season!!!
November 17th marks Kentucky History Day
 Kentucky's rich history will be showcased as our 4th graders "dosey-doe" during several square-dancing performances . The elementary gym will be transformed with displays that have been created by our 4th graders and their families that highlight some of Kentucky's finest people, places, treasures and events.

8:30 - 11:00 a.m. (Elementary Gym) - 4th grade square-dancing and project displays

2:00 p.m. (H.S. Auditorium) - 5th grade musical performance


6:00 p.m. (Elementary Gym) - 4th grade square dancing and project displays

7:00 p.m. (H.S. Auditorium) 


In addition, our 5th graders will take us through Kentucky's rich musical heritage with a "toe-tapping" concert that features student instrumentalists. Bring your anticipation for "Celebrating the Commonwealth." (And while you're planning to attend, don't forget to bring your appetite for the traditional Ludlow Elementary "turkey with ALL the dressings" meal that will be served that day in our very own Panther Pawfe Cafeteria.)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6 Dairy of Wimpy Kid 6
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6, Cabin Fever will be on the Book Fair.
Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Scholastic Book Fair is Coming
The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Ludlow Elementary from November 15 - 22.
Homecoming is here! Homecoming is here!

Friday, September 9th at 3:15 LHS students will rush to their grade level float building site and Homecoming week will officially begin! Candidates have been chosen and are shopping for the "perfect dress." Students will spend the weekend putting together their outfits for spirit week. Why all this madness? It's Homecoming week. Homecoming is one of Ludlow schools' best traditions. Our own personal holiday with floats, candidates, and spirit week, Homecoming is the most wonderful time of the school year!

Ludlow Elementary 12th Annual Walk-A-Thon

Ludlow Elementary 12th annual Walk-a-Thon sponsored by the Elementary Physical Education Department will take place on Friday, September 23rd during school hours. Students in grades K-6 will be walking through the city of Ludlow. During their walk, they will be learning about fitness and the history of their town. Collection envelopes will go home the week of September 5. Students should seek donations from family, friends, neighbors, and business in return for walking a predetermined number of miles. These contributions go towards sending 5th grade students to Camp Joy Leadership Program, Ludlow Elementary Field Days, and Fitness programs and equipment.

Become a Member of the Academic Team! Academic Team Wants You
Be a part of the Elementary Academic Team. We need 4th and 5th grade students for the Quick Recall team which will compete 8 times after school and then in the district tournament on a Saturday in February. Weekly practices will begin in October.

Tryouts for Quick Recall will be on September 13th and 20th after school in room 213. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Paulin.
Welcome Back to School Welcome Back to School

Welcome back everyone! The custodial staff has been working hard to get the building spick and span, the football coaches gave the stadium a fresh coat of paint, the teachers are rested and the students have probably all grown. Now its time for new classes, new teachers,new school supplies and a fresh start.
We're excited to say hello to a few new staff members. The elementary is under new leadership with a new Principal, Jason Steffen.  There are seven new teachers in the elementary: Rachel Auciello, Jenn Fielder, Lauren Fisher, Christine Grothaus, Kristina Nickson, Kyle Holloway and Anna Kelly.  In the high school we have 3 new teachers: Michelle Combs, Rob Sawyer and Daniel Tracy.
We're looking forward to a great new year!

Texas Roadhouse Gift Card Fundraiser Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse Gift Card forms are due on Tuesday, December 4th.  These make great holiday gifts!  We appreciate your support with this event!


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!    


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. 

Schools are CLOSED Today closed

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


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...

It's Time for a Penny War for Grades P-6! penny

The PTO Penny War has started! It runs through March 24th for Grades P-6. Put pennies in your class' jar (they ADD to your class' total) and silver coins or bills in the jars of other grade levels (they SUBTRACT from a class' total). The class with the MOST POSITIVE amount wins a Pizza Party!  Proceeds help fund various PTO activities for our students. Bring in your spare change today!

Local Planning Committee's Public Forum public forum

The Ludlow Independent Local Planning Committee will conduct a Public Forum on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. at the Ludlow Independent Board of Education, 525 Elm Street.  This meeting is an informal gathering to encourage local participation through community suggestions relative to future utilization of existing school facilities and construction of new school facilities.  These community suggestions or recommendations will be closely monitored by the Local Planning Committee in the development of a proposed District Facility Plan for Ludlow Independent Schools. The Local Planning Committee will conduct a meeting at 6:00 p.m., immediately after the Public Forum.

Early Release Day Oct 13 early release

Parents/Guardians are reminded that students will be dismissed at 1:15pm on Thursday, October 13, 2016.  There will be no PM Preschool and no PM SHINE, SOAR, or ESS.  Schools are CLOSED on Friday, October 14, 2016.

Principal Open House Sept 20 Principal Open House Sept 20

Mr. Steffen invites all elementary parents to attend his Principal Open House on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30pm in the auditorium! The session will only last about 45 minutes. Parents will learn about many of the programs that we have here at school, including health/dental services, phone apps for grade checks, paying lunch and fees on-line, school-home communication, and mental health services. Parents who attend should gain access to the parent portal for their child to check grades, attendance, and put money on their lunch account on-line. They will also receive information about the health services that are available to our students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the elementary office at 261-2100. Mr. Steffen hopes to see you there!

Check Out Our Video Created by LHS Students! Ludlow Hall of Fame video

Mr. Baugh's business/technology students were charged with the responsibility of creating this year's video to encourage Ludlow Panthers to work hard on state testing.  Watch their creation HERE!  We want all of our panthers to be in the Ludlow "Hall of Fame"!


We are Looking For Career Day Speakers! We are Looking For Career Day Speakers!

We are looking for Career Day Speakers!  Career Day for Grades 1 through 6 will take place on Friday, April 29th from 8:45-10:15am.  Each grade needs three speakers.  Each speaker will make three presentations.  Each presentation will last about 25 minutes, and will be to a group of 20-25 students, all in the same grade level.  If you, a family member, or a friend are interested in becoming a Ludlow Career Day Speaker, please contact Jenny McMillen at  jennifer.mcmillen@ludlow.kyschools.us  or 859-261-8210. 

This is a great way to give back to your school and community!

(Parents:  Don’t forget! Career Dress Up Day is also April 29th!)

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).


Pancake Breakfast on Saturday! Pancake Breakfast on Saturday!

The Boys & Girls Basketball Teams are hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 27 from 9:00-11:30am in the Cafeteria.  The cost is $5 per person.  Enjoy a delicious breakfast while supporting our basketball teams!  This event is open to the community.  Invite your friends and family!


Reserve your spot this week for our upcoming STEM WARS Night!  On February 17th at 5:45pm, you can become a Master Jedi by completing some fun math and science challenges, and enjoy a family dinner -- the legendary "school spaghetti" with salad and cornbread.  Afterwards, make a yummy C3P0 Dessert together.  This fun family event is open to all students in grades K-9 and their families.  RSVP Sheets are due by Friday, February 12th (one per household) and can be turned it to any teacher.

We are looking for some 10th, 11th, and 12th grade leaders to help volunteer at this event.  Sign up in the cafeteria if you are interested in earning service hours.

We hope to see you there!

Support Ludlow's SOUPer Bowl, Jan 25-29 SOUPer Bowl

Forget the touchdown dances and those infamous commercials -- Help out Ludlow's own SOUPer Bowl!   Both schools are collecting cans of soup (or other non-perishables) to be donated to food pantries in the Ludlow community. Please bring in items January 25th - 29th.  We appreciate your support of our school and community!

FREE Ludlow Family Skate Night

As part of our PEP Grant, Ludlow families are invited to the Free Family Skate Night at Jimmie's Rollerdrome on Sunday, December 13th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Join us for an evening of skating fun with the family!  For more information or directions to Jimmie's click HERE.


Parent/Teacher Conferences PT

With the 1st quarter ending, it's time for our Parent/Teacher Conferences.  These meetings and conversations are crucial to a student's success.  Please plan to attend to learn more about your child's progress and how you can support them better academically outside of school.  We invite all parents to attend!

Elementary School:  Conferences are scheduled for October 23rd and 24th between 3:30 and 6:00pm (or as needed).  Teachers schedule individual conferences with each parent.  If you still need to do that, please contact your child's teacher.

High School:  Teachers will be available in their room on Tuesday, October 24th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Pick up report cards and test scores in the lobby area, then make your way to the teachers' rooms.  


Student Picture Days

Say "Cheese!" 
Student Picture Days are approaching.


October 1st:  Grades 7 through 12, along with Grade 5 (due to a field trip on October 8th)


October 8th:  Grades P-4, Grade 6

If parents are purchasing pictures, students should bring the completed form and payment when they get their picture taken.



Summer Camp Registrations Open

June 3rd might be the last day of school, but we have lots of FREE summer fun planned for students on our campus!  For incoming K-6 students, SHINE will provide summer learning fun from 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday through Friday.  For incoming 7-12 students, PEP will offer some summer fitness fun, Monday through Friday from 12:00-3:30pm.  Check out the brochures below for details and weekly themes/activities.  FREE Summer Breakfasts & Lunches will be provided on all camp days for ANYONE age 18 years and younger.


SHINE K-6 Registration Brochure

PEP 7-12 Summer Fitness Fun Registration Brochure


Celebrate Student Talents at the Fine Arts Festival! Celebrate Student Talents at the Fine Arts Festival!

Celebrate the incredible talent of our Ludlow Panthers from both schools!  Please join us on Monday, May 11th from 6:00-8:00pm for this fine arts showcase.  Student work will be on display, our choirs will perform, our bands will perform, and there will be interactive music and art stations for younger children.  The Book Fair is also open in the Elementary Library all evening!


Click HERE for a schedule of the evening's activities.  All families and community members are invited!  You won't want to miss it!


It's Book Fair Time! book fair

Our Fall Book Fair is Nov 17-21!  Students may shop during Library Time on these dates, and the  Parent/Student Shopping Night is November 16 from 3:30-6:30pm.  New this year is online shopping, which runs November 8-21.  Stock up on your winter reading and holiday gifts!

A flyer with details can be found HERE.


It's Time for PTO's May Festival! It's Time for PTO's May Festival!

The Ludlow PTO will be holding the annual May Festival on Friday, May 1st from 5:00-11:00pm and Saturday, May 2nd from 3:00-10:00pm.  There will be food, rides, games, prizes, and LOTS OF FUN!  The traditional "School Spaghetti" Dinner will take place on Friday evening in the cafeteria.  Plan now to attend!  You won't want to miss out on this fun annual Ludlow event!

Opportunity to Make a Bigger Impact on Your Family

Parents: Check out this cool local opportunity!  Thomas Cox will present at Wynner's Cup Cafe on Tuesday, April 28th at 7:30PM.  He'll talk about ways to cope with and handle parenting situations and issues.  He'll provide strategies for making a more effective impact on your children and family.  Take advantage of this FREE session that's open to the public!

You can find details HERE.


K-3 Basketball Cancelled K-3 Basketball Cancelled

Ludlow's final session for the K-3 Basketball League is CANCELLED for Sunday, February 1st.



Schools Closed for Winter Break

The Ludlow Independent School District is closed for Winter Break from December 20, 2014 through January 4, 2015.  Classes resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.


Holiday Band Concert Sunday Holiday Band Concert Sunday

Join us for the Holiday Band Concert on Sunday, December 14th at 2:00 PM in the Faragher Fine Arts Center.  Get into the holiday mood with some great music!  Our 8th-12th Grade Bands will perform some festive holiday classics.  This concert is open to the community! 


Santa's Workshop Comes to Ludlow santa's workshop

Our PTO is once again sponsoring Santa's Workshop for our elementary students.  Students in Preschool through 6th Grade will have the opportunity to shop for and purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for family or friends from December 12th - 15th.  Gifts will be wrapped for students. Parents/Students can shop from 6:00-8:00 PM on December 15th before and after the 1st Grade Holiday Performance.

Before shopping, help your child with this real-world budgeting experience by making their list ahead of time and figuring out how much they have to spend on each gift recipient.

Santa's Workshop will be set up in Room E115.  Shopping dates/times will be sent home with students, but can also be found HERE.



Swim Club Lock-In on Friday Lock In

Join us at the Ludlow/Bromley Swim Club on Friday, August 11th from 8:00-11:00PM for a Lock-In!  All students are invited.  The $5 admission will get you a night full of swimming fun!  Concession items will be sold.  Join us!  Proceeds benefit the Ludlow Girls Basketball Program.


PTO Declares a Penny War for Grades P-6

The PTO is holding their annual Penny War for Grades P-6!  Jars will be set out each morning before school in the main hallway November 10th through the 14th.


Pennies ADD to your class' jar total, while silver coins and bills SUBTRACT from your class' jar total.  The grade level with the MOST POSITIVE amount will be declared the winner!  Help your class be the winner by putting pennies in your own jar, and and silver coins or bills in another class' jar!


Help support the PTO and Ludlow's students!  Round up that loose change and place it in the jars!

It's Homecoming Week! homecoming

No one does Homecoming quite like Ludlow!  

Wear your crazy red and black on Friday!  The pep rally will take place Friday afternoon.  The parade kicks off around town at 6:00PM, led by Grand Marshal Vickie Baker.  Our Panthers will take on the Bishop Brossart Mustangs at 7:00 PM.  There will be pregame ceremonies, with the crowning and winning float announcement at halftime.  The dance will be held in the gym from 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM, and is open to all 9th-12th LHS students and their dates. 


Parent University Held for Grades K-6 on September 13 university

Parents, how can you learn more about your child's daily routine at school?  How can you learn to better support their academic needs at home?  Attend Parent University to find out! 

All Mary A. Goetz students in Grades K-6 and their families are invited to attend this special event on
Wednesday, September 13 at 5:45 PM.  Flyers with RSVP slips have been sent home.  If you need another one, click HEREPlease send back your RSVP sheet!

We'll have activities for the students, informational "courses" for the parents, and a snack and drink for all!  Parents will leave with lots of resources to help their child at home. 


Special Board Meeting Held Monday

There will be a special board meeting held on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Board of Education Office at 7:00 PM.  This meeting is open to the public.


Join Mr. Borchers for Coffee! Join Mr. Borchers for Coffee!

Join Mr. Borchers for his monthly Coffee with the Community!  These monthly meetings start back on September 3rd, and will take place on the first Wednesday of each month.  He'll buy the coffee at Wynner's Cup Cafe from 9:00-10:00am.  He'll be available to discuss school programs and updates, answer questions or address concerns, and invites any feedback about our school district.  These sessions are open to all parents, families, or community members.  Join him for a cup of coffee on Wednesday!


Pantherfest is August 19th Pantherfest

Make plans now to attend Pantherfest on August 19th from 5:00-7:00 PM

Click the picture to read more about what you can do during Pantherfest.

Attending Pantherfest creates a smoother transition for children on the first day of school.  Plan now for the whole family to attend!


Click to see the Grades P-6 Supply List

Click to see the Grades 7-12 Supply List


Tee Times Available for Our Upcoming Golf Outing! golf

Support our Ludlow Baseball and Basketball Programs and the Rita Wofford-Dickmann Memorial Scholarship Fund by playing in our upcoming Golf Outing!  This year's outing will take place on Saturday, MAY 27th at Devou Golf Course at 1:00pm.  Enjoy dinner and drinks at Dickmann's afterwards.  The cost is $75 per person.  Get your 4some together and play!  Plenty of tee times are still available.  Must be 21 years or older to participate.  Contact Kevin Gray at 835-8136 or Randy Wofford at 393-1658 to register.


Flyer with details available HERE.


FREE Athletic Physicals TONIGHT! FREE Athletic Physicals TONIGHT!

Per KHSAA regulations, all athletes must have the required sports physical form completed, along with an exam, before students can participate in any season.  To help parents, Ludlow High School has arranged for FREE athletic physicals to take place at school on Wednesday, May 28th at 6:00pm.  Use the Adela Avenue entrance and report to the front lobby area near Elm Street.  Parents must complete the required packet BEFORE arriving, and provide a copy of the student's health insurance or medical card.

Remember that students currently in grades 6-11 who are planning to participate in the fall, winter, or spring season of the 2014-2015 school year will need to complete these physical forms.

If students need another packet, they can pick one up from Mr. Andrew Wise or print it off HERE



PTO May Festival This Weekend PTO May Festival This Weekend

The annual PTO May Festival is a longtime tradition at Ludlow Independent Schools.  Come out for some great food, fun games, cool prizes, exciting rides, silent auctions, and good old family fun!  This year, the festival runs for TWO DAYS!  Join us for Friday, May 2nd from 5:00-11:00pm and Saturday, May 3rd from 1:00-9:00pm.  Remember that proceeds help benefit the PTO as well as various school organizations and teams.  You won't want to miss a minute of the fun this weekend!  We can't wait to see you!


Thanks to our dedicated PTO Board members for doing a great job organizing this event each year!  Click HERE for the PTO Facebook page, where you can find more details and check out the volunteer opportunities still available.


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!

Panther Pride Scholarships Awarded Grades K-12 Panther Pride Scholarships Awarded Grades K-12

Each year, one $200.00 Panther Pride Scholarship is awarded to one student in every grade level K-12.  A student can receive the award more than one year.  Each student's total amount will be awarded to them when they receive their diploma from Ludlow High School. 

Applications were recently sent home with students but can also be viewed or printed HERE.  Students should turn in completed applications to their school office by May 9th.  Winners are announced at each school's May Awards Program.


Join Us for Family Health & Fitness Night! Grades P-12 Join Us for Family Health & Fitness Night!  Grades P-12

All students and families in the district are invited to Thursday's Family Health & Fitness Night!  It will take place on April 7th from 5:30-7:00pm in the cafeteria and the first floor of the elementary school. 

There will be lots of booths and activities for students and families.  Healthy snacks to sample, free goodies, and great information to kick off a healthy spring!  Try a Zumba class in the cafeteria too!  It's open for everyone!   

See more details about the evening's activities



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.


Ludlow Implements Positive Behavior Intervention Behavior

Beginning this school year, we will begin a      positive behavior system in the elementary school and the high school.  This will be a system of teaching appropriate expectations for behavior to the students by using a common language.  You may hear your child referring to voice level 0, 1, 2, or 3.  These are the appropriate voice levels in areas of the school.  For example, in the hallways, students should be at a voice level 0.  This means that there is zero talking in the hallway.  Voice level 1 is appropriate for the cafeteria where only 1 person should be able to hear you.  A voice level 1 is a whisper.

Along with voice levels, students will be taught appropriate expectation for behavior in the     hallways, cafeteria, and the restrooms.

We encourage our parents to reinforce these  behaviors to our students while they are at home in hopes to achieve this expected appropriate behaviors.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office to discuss.


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.

Our 3rd Graders Will Rock! Our 3rd Graders Will Rock!

You are Invited to the 3rd Grade's October Rocktober Performance on Thursday, October 30th at 7:00 PM.  Join us in the Faragher Fine Arts Center to see the students rock out to their favorite seasonal tunes!


Book Fair Book Fair
Shopping options:

Parent Shopping: November 19 on Kentucky History Night from 3:00-6:30. Checks, credit cards and cash accepted.

Student Shopping: November 16, 19, & 20 during Library time & in the morning after 7:45

Students will shop during their Library visit. Please send money with them on that day only in a marked envelope. You are welcome to come and shop with your child during their time as well. If you would like your child to purchase wish list books only please send the list with your child. Checks will be accepted for the exact purchase amount only. No change can be given from checks.

Where: Media Center

Prices for the books typically end in .99 cents. We will be rounding up and adding the difference into our One 4 Books collection. This is Scholastic’s incentive program which they will match our funds raised. If you do not wish to participate please let us know.


Questions: Anna Kelly   anna.kelly@ludlow.kyschools.us


The proceeds from the Book Fair will be used to help buy books for our media center.

After School Tutoring Starts October 18th!!
Elementary after-school tutoring (ESS) begins October 18th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:10-4:10.  All students may attend with completion of permission slip.  Students in grades 1st-3rd will receive reading instruction both days, while 4th-6th will do Math on Tuesdays and Language Arts on Thursdays.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Melville mary.melville@ludlow.kyschools.us
Santa's Workshop December 4th, 5th, 6th santa

The PTO is bringing Santa's Workshop to Ludlow!  Preschool through 6th grade students will have the opportunity to shop this week!  Details were sent home last week.  See the SCHEDULE for your child's shopping day and time.

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!    


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

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.

Infinite Campus Password Changes for Student Accounts password

Students in Grades 4-12 have been asked to change their passwords the next time they log in to Infinite Campus. 

Students in Grades 7-12 can do this on their own, and should choose their own password -- one they will remember!

Students in Grades 4-6 were assisted with this process during library/class time from September 30 - October 3.


Ludlow Has a New Online Spirit Shop! shop

We are partnering with Jostens to offer our Panthers a NEW Online Spirit Shop!  You can shop for various spirit items and have them delivered to your home.  Customized items are available too!  Show your Panther Pride and shop at our new online store!  

Fall Festival! fall festival

Once again, we are celebrating the hard work of our students and staff by throwing a Fall Festival!  Kudos to everyone for our schools and district all being named PROFICIENT!  Our Fall Festival will take place on Friday, October 28th at the stadium.  Students in K-6 will attend in the morning and Grades 7-12 will attend in the afternoon.  All students should dress appropriately for outdoors.  Wear a sweater / jacket and gym shoes.  Lunch will be served at the stadium.  Games, arts, and inflatables will be available for all to enjoy!  See the parent letter for details -- this was sent home with students on October 24th.


Do You Want to Be a Ludlow Panther? We are Still Accepting Tuition Applications enrolling

Find all of the Enrollment Forms and Information you need right HERE!  We are still enrolling and accepting Tuition Applications.  Tuition is $250 for a full year.  We encourage new families to enroll as soon as possible!  Join our Panther Family!


To Proficiency... And Beyond! To Proficiency... And Beyond

KPREP and End-of-Course Testing will take place throughout the month of May.  Our district was named a Proficient District last year due to our scores, so we are confident our panthers are ready to go "beyond" that!  Check out the calendar on this webpage to see what specific tests take place each day.  How can parents help?  Help your child get a full night of rest before a day of testing, and see that they eat a healthy breakfast each morning.  We know our panthers' scores will be out of this world: To Proficiency... And Beyond!      (Note: This picture of Buzz Lightyear was a collaborative mosaic project completed in 2012.  Mr. Keller's high school art students worked with our elementary students to create each piece of this mural.)


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!

Book Fair! April 27-May 3 Spring Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair will be held April 27 - May 3.  Students can shop during their typical Library Day time on May 1, 2, 3.  There will also be an afterschool Family Shopping Days on Thursday, April 27 from 5:30-7:30pm (in the HS Library during the Fine Arts Showcase) and on Tuesday, May 2 from 3:15-4:00pm (in the ES Library).  This is a great way to stock up your summer reading home library!  See the FLYER for details.  Questions? Contact Anna Kelly at 859-261-2100 or Anna.Kelly@ludlow.kyschools.us.


Dental Services Available at No-to-Low Cost Dental Services Available at No-to-Low Cost

Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades K-6:  Are you interested in having your child seen by a dentist at school?  Get your application in by March 30!  The NKY Health Department will be at school between March 31 and April 6 to provide free screenings.  If a cleaning, sealant, or fluoride varnish is needed, they can be provided for a cost between $0 and $5 per service (depending on your application).  Click HERE for details and the application.  For more information, contact Cathy Pedro in our Family Resource Youth Service Center at 859-261-3223.  Healthy Teeth = Healthy Child

LHS presents "Acting Can Be Murder" This Weekend! Acting Can Be Murder

What are you doing this weekend?  The LHS Drama Program has been working hard for the past few months to present Acting Can Be Murder.  Catch one of the shows:  Saturday at 7PM or Sunday at 2PM.  You’ll be seeing two shows in one:  All is going well for Beverly Gladstone and her cast, who are in rehearsals for Which Butler Did It?  Things take an abrupt turn when leading lady Guinevere Black suddenly departs for Europe, leaving understudy Delores Gordon to step into her role.  However, as you’ll see in the opening minutes of the play, things are not as they seem.  We hope you enjoy seeing Beverly try to get ready for opening night while dealing with off-stage drama, sub-par acting talent, and a whole lot of secrets! 

Support our casts and crew!  Tickets are $5 at the door.

Workshop for Adults Interested in College

Are you an adult or recent graduate who is thinking about going to college?  We're here to support you and guide you along the way.  Attend one of the two workshops offered to get started -- January 25 or 30.  Click HERE for details.

Holiday Concert Thursday! concert
The LHS Band will put on their annual Holiday Concert on Thursday, December 8th at 7:00PM in the Faragher Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the community! Stop in for some holiday cheer and to support our talented students!
Spaghetti Dinner December 19

The Girls & Boys Basketball Programs are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on December 19th between 2:00 and 7:00PM in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $5 per person.  Help support the basketball programs AND skip cooking for a night!  ...And, yes, it the the traditional "school" spaghetti!  See you there!

We Want Our Panthers to SHINE & SOAR!

Did you know that Ludlow offers FREE before-school and after-school programs for Grades K-9 that include homework help, tutoring, enrichments, clubs, and fun activities?  SHINE & SOAR sessions start on September 8th.  Students can participate in the morning, or afternoon sessions -- or both!


Get your child's registration form turned in soon!


SHINE is for Grades K-6 and SOAR is for Grades 7-9.  Click HERE to learn more about these cool programs!


School Calendar for 2015-2016

Plan ahead for the 2015-2016 year with the school calendar.  Click the link below to access the calendar, as well as a print-friendly version to hang on the refrigerator!


Ludlow Independent School Calendar for 2015-2016

2nd Graders Celebrate May!

Kudos to our 2nd graders!  They gave an outstanding performance earlier in May to celebrate the warmer weather and the end of the school year.  Check out VIDEOS from their performance by clicking HERE.


SBDM Parent Elections Held Friday Night

Parent Elections for the 2015-2016 SBDM Councils for both schools will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM on Friday, May 1st in the school cafeteria during May Festival.  To be eligible to vote, one must have a child who will be attending the respective school for the upcoming school year.  Please plan to attend!

Safety Change in Morning Drop-Off

Beginning Monday, February 1st, we are asking that all students who get dropped off on Oak Street in the morning are dropped off on the SCHOOL SIDE of the street.  The curb lane in front of the elementary school will now become a drop-off only zone.  There will be no parking (or double-parking).  We are asking for students to exit from the curb side of the vehicle, thus keeping them out of traffic.  We ask that students are not dropped off in cars on the opposite side of the street (heading toward Adela Avenue). 


Staff will be on duty outside to work with parents on the new procedures.  We appreciate your help with making our campus a safe place for our students.


1st Grade Holiday Performance

'Tis the Season! 

Join us for the 1st Grade Holiday Performance on Thursday, December 18th at 7:00PM in the Faragher Fine Arts Center.  Our little ones will be on stage singing all about the holidays and the winter season!  We hope to see you there!


Support Our Food Drive! food drive

Please support our Food Drive!  The drive runs until November 13-17.  All grade levels are collecting.  Students can bring in items and give them to their teachers.  The items collected will be donated to local community pantries that help families on our own town.  We appreciate any support you can offer! 


Family Dinner & Game Night for P-6

Students in Grades P-6 and their families are invited to Family Dinner & Game Night on Thursday, November 13th in the cafeteria.  Arrive anytime between 5:30 and 6:45PM.  Enjoy a "School Spaghetti" Dinner with salad and cornbread.  Together as a family, follow a recipe to make your own dessert.  Turn your Family Dinner into Family Game Night -- Play a game or two as you enjoy your dessert!


Each family will leave with their own Kid's Cookbook to use together at home!  Door Prizes will be given away too!


RSVP Sheets were sent home this week.  Turn in one RSVP sheet PER FAMILY by Tuesday, November 11th to reserve your dinner!  Find a copy of the RSVP Sheet HERE.


Wear Your Hat & Support UNICEF!

The 3rd Graders are collecting money for UNICEF.  They will be trick-or-treating for UNICEF on Thursday night.  On Friday, students at Mary A. Goetz Elementary School can pay 50¢ to wear their favorite hat during the day at school.  The money goes to a good cause! 


Bring your change and wear your hat to support UNICEF on Friday!


Report Cards Sent Home with Students

Reports Cards for the 2nd Quarter are being sent home with students on Friday, January 8th.  Parents, please look for your son/daughter's report card so you can check their progress.  Attached to the report card are winter MAP scores.

If you have questions regarding your son/daughter's progress, please the school's office or contact a teacher directly through email.


Join Us for the PTO Meet-n-Greet!


Consider attending our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Meet-n-Greet on Thursday, September 18th in the cafeteria.  RSVP on the PTO Facebook page HERE! 

At 6:00 PM:  Meet the officers, meet the various committee coordinators, and learn how you can help support PTO activities.  Dinner will be served during this time, and child care will be provided. 

At 7:00 PM, the general meeting will take place, you can vote for the elected officer positions, sign up to volunteer, and share your ideas! 

We would LOVE to have YOU attend and support PTO, which ultimately means you're supporting OUR STUDENTS.


Tailgate Party & Stadium Re-Opening Tailgate Party & Stadium Re-Opening

Let’s kick off the fall season by rooting together for a Panther victory! All students, families, and community members are invited to attend the annual Tailgate Party on Friday, August 29th!  The Grand Opening of the newly renovated James Rigney Memorial Stadium will take place on this evening too. 


Students, Families, Community & Alumni, please plan to join us!


Parent Feedback Requested

Parents, we want to hear from you! 

As we continue to develop our comprehensive improvement plan, your feedback becomes critical.  We value your input and hope you will take a few minutes to answer our survey.  Please use the link listed below.  This survey will be available online through May 23rd. 


Parent Survey for Mary A. Goetz Elementary (Grades P-6)


Congratulations 4th Grade Boys 4th Grade Boys

Congratulations to our 4th grade boys basketball team for winning the River Cities Basketball League on Saturday, February 22nd here at Ludlow High School.  The Panthers were able to hang on and defeat the team from Walton-Verona.  Members of the team included: Ryan Gaiser, Adam Gaiser, Aiden Brown, Aaron Brown, Blake Henry, Rlan Elders, Brian Brown, Jonathan Lovell, Christian Jewell, Jaden Records, Cody Flanagan, Caleb Kleier, Brandon Roy, Bray Newborn, and Carson Pendleton.  Team was coached by Sean Gaiser.

Join Us for the Tailgate Party Sept 8! tailgate

Let’s kick off the fall season by rooting together for a Panther victory!  All students, parents, families, and community members are invited to attend the annual Tailgate Party.   Come and show your Panther Pride between 5:30 and 7:00pm at the practice field on Friday, September 8th.  Admission is only $3.00.  Any Ludlow Student wearing red and black will get in for FREE!   See details HERE.


Free Programs at the Kenton County Library
The Kenton County Public Library has some great free programs for children of all ages. To find out what is planned for October see link to the flyer from the library to the left under Newsletters & Announcements.
Breakfast with Santa santa breakfast

Join us for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 8th from 8:00am-12:00pm!  The cost is $5 and includes breakfast (pancakes, biscuits/gravy) and a photo with Santa.  See an LHS Softball Player for a presale ticket!  This event will be held in the cafeteria, and the PTO Santa's Workshop will also be open in Room M201.  

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

May At-A-Glance
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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.


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!

School Calendar Set for 2017-2018 calenendar

The calendar for the 2017-2018 school year has been set.  Click HERE for a print-friendly version.  Students will kick off the new school year on August 17!  Mark your calendars!

Born Learning Academy Supports Parents with Very Young Children born learning

Did you know that the most significant brain development takes place from birth to age 3?  And 90% of development occurs by age 5?  With this in mind, are you looking for new ways to best support and nurture your very young child?  Our Born Learning Academy can help you do this!  Once a month, our academy is held for parents with children ages Birth to 5 Years.  Each family in attendance is treated to dinner as a family first.  Then, kids go participate in a fun activity while parents learn about ways to help their child with learning at home.  Reading strategies, incorporating math at home, nutrition, emphasizing manners and kindness, and positive discipline are just a few of the topics covered throughout the year.  At the end of the evening, each family will leave with a household gift, such as laundry detergent, groceries, or books for their child(ren).  We want you here!  See the FLYER for dates, times, and details!  We hope to see you here! 


This Born Learning Academy Grant is Fueled by Toyota.  


Free Summer Breakfast & Lunch! Free Meals

Free Summer Breakfasts & Lunches have returned to Ludlow!  For anyone 18 years and younger, a free breakfast is served from 8:30-9:15am, and a free lunch is served from 11:15am-12:45pm Monday through Friday in June and July.  Check out the MENUS

Register Your 4some for the May 28th Golf Outing! golf outing

The Ludlow Basketball and Baseball Teams are holding a Golf Outing on May 28th at Devou Park.  There is still time to register your 4some!  Support these programs!  Click on the FLYER for details.


Aloha Dance for Grades 6, 7, 8 Aloha dance

Grades 6, 7, 8:  Join us for the Aloha Dance on Friday, May 13th from 4:00-6:00PM in the HS Gym.  Say HELLO to welcome the 6th Graders to the high school and GOODBYE to the 8th Graders!  This dance is FREE!  Great music, dancing, snacks, and fun!  See you there!  Details can be found HERE.

SBDM Nominations & Elections for 2016-2017 School-Based Decision Making Council

We are looking for nominations for both schools' Parent Representatives for SBDM for the 2016-2017 school year.  Each School-Based Decision Making Council includes parents, teachers, and an administrator of the school.  The council has the responsibility to set school policy and make decisions outlined in statute, which should provide an environment to enhance student achievement.  The council generally meets once per month in the afternoon or evening.  If you'd like to nominate yourself to serve on the council of the school your child will be enrolled for 2016-17, please complete the nomination form and submit it to the school's office by 3:30PM on May 2, 2016. 

Nomination Forms and SBDM Information can be found here:

Elementary Parent Letter About SBDM

Elementary School Parent Nomination Form

High School Parent Letter About SBDM

High School Parent Nomination Form

SBDM Fact Sheet

Ludlow Alumni Open House April 23 Ludlow Alumni

All Ludlow Alumni and Community Members are invited to our Open House on Saturday, April 23rd at 2:00PM.  Tour the school buildings, campus, and new performance center; Hear about recent and upcoming projects; Reunite with classmates; Enjoy refreshments and a special presentation!  It's not too late to RSVP to Jenny McMillen at 261-8210 or jennifer.mcmillen@ludlow.kyschools.us.


Communication of Weather Alerts

Reminder to Parents/Guardians/Students:  With winter weather upon us, please make sure you are aware of the communication methods we'll use when closing school or issuing a delay due to inclement weather.  Alerts will no longer be sent via the e-communication tool that you had to sign up for on our webpage.  Click READ MORE to see all the ways weather alerts will be communciated...

Family Project for December

December is a month for kindness and love!  Help your child learn this by participating in this fun family project:  Follow our December Calendar of Random Acts of Kindness.  Mix up the dates if you want to, or create your own RAKs!  Find details on our Facebook page about this fun way to spread holiday cheer in your family and community!  Post results of the project on our Facebook page. 


MAP Testing, March 7-18 Maps

The third session of MAP testing will begin on March 7th and conclude March 18th.  All students in Grades K-11 will take the series of tests in reading, language useage, math, and science.  Scores are used to see growth from the fall testing to this spring session.  Results are analyzed by school leaders and teachers to adjust and individualize instruction as needed for each student.  Parents/Guardians, if you have a question about the specific dates your child tests, please contact their teacher or the school office. 

Want to understand MAP results better?  Click HERE for a Parent Toolkit.


Students Can Use Online Tutoring at Home Students Can Use Online Tutoring at Home

Parents, do you know about Compass Learning?  This individualized program provides academic support in reading and math for all students in Grades K-9.  After each MAP Test session (September, December, March), results from the test are uploaded into Compass Learning.  A backpack is created for each student individually, assigning them activities to address their areas of need, based on the MAP test results.  This is a wonderful way for your child to work on targeted content areas where they need extra support.  Compass Learning can be accessed at home too!  Consider having your child work in the program on a nightly or weekly basis.  More minutes practicing = More proficient panthers! 


Click HERE for details and login information.


Exciting News for LHS!

We are thrilled to announce that Ludlow High School is a new recipient of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant!  The new SOAR Program is similar to SHINE, but its focus is on the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades.  Ludlow will partner with NaviGo Prep to coordinate before-school, after-school, and summer programming to students. Activities will include homework help and tutoring, new clubs and enrichments, college and career readiness ...activities and experiences, and the creation of an Innovation Lab (Maker Space).  We'll partner with the Kenton County Public Library to increase literacy activities, the PEP Grant to add health and fitness activities, 4H to bring leadership, citizenship, and budgeting experiences, and Women's Crisis Center to extend the Green Dot Violence Prevention Program to the middle school grades.  NKU, Gateway, and the NKY Chamber of Commerce will also partner to add college and career readiness encounters.  SOAR will start in the Fall of 2015.  We can't wait to provide this cool and exciting opportunity to our 7th, 8th, and 9th graders!

Our Faculty & Staff are the Best!

The LHS Student Council wants to express their sincere gratitude to the dedicated members of the Ludlow Faculty & Staff.  Since this is Teacher Appreciation Week, council members created a video to capture their gratefulness. 


CLICK on the THANK YOU to the right to ENJOY THE VIDEO!


We're Looking for Career Day Speakers!

We need your help!  We are looking for Career Day Speakers for Grades 1 through 6. Career Day at Mary A. Goetz Elementary will take place on Wednesday, April 29th from 8:45-10:15am.  This is a great way to give back to our school and community! 


If you have interest in becoming a Ludlow Career Day Speaker, please contact Jenny McMillen at 859-261-8210 or Jennifer.McMillen@ludlow.kyschools.us


We'd love for you to share your story with our students!


It's Book Fair Time!

It's Book Fair Time at Mary A. Goetz Elementary!  Stock up your home library or buy them as gifts!  All proceeds help to buy books for our Media Center.


Parent Shopping:  Nov 20th on Ky History Night from 3:30-6:30PM

Student Shopping:  Nov 21, 24, 25


Click HERE for more details!

School Supplies List

It's that time of year to shop for back-to-school items!  Having these items by the first day of school makes for a smoother transition back to school.  Items can be dropped off in your classroom during Pantherfest on August 19th from 5:00-7:00pm. 


Find your Supply List for Grades P-6 HERE.



Calendar Set for 2014-2015

The Ludlow Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please note that the school year is shifted approximately one week later due to this summer's construction projects.

View a print-friendly version of the 14-15 calendar


Mary A. Goetz Elementary is Awarded 21st Century Learning Center Grant

At the end of January, we were notified that our school was the recipient of a $450,000 21st Century Learning Center Grant. This grant has guaranteed our school 3 years of before school, after school, and summertime programs.  All students in our school will be offered  academic, athletic, and arts programs before school and after school until 5:30 every day.  During the summer, students can participate in morning programs for 6 weeks during June and July.  ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE OF CHARGE TO STUDENTS.  Students will be able to receive tutoring in reading and math,   participate in basketball and running camps, work on pottery and painting, plus much more.  Along with the programs here at school, students will attend field trips to local museums and parks.  All of it for free to our families.

Our community is so fortunate to receive this grant.  It now gives our students  extra support in all academic fields, exposes them to arts, and provides athletic programs, during the summer.


Yearbooks For Sale!!

There are still several yearbooks from sale from last year, if anyone is interested in purchasing them. If you are interested, cost is $18 and can be purchased in Mrs. Miller’s room.

October Events events

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

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.  

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!  Click the link to see the schedule of games/shifts: http://signup.com/go/rKkZhzi  

Check out the FLYER for more information and all the reasons you should volunteer!  

NEW Parent Education Offerings at Friday Coffee Talks coffee talks

We invite all parents to take part in our new education series:  Ludlow Coffee Talks.  These sessions take place every Friday morning in the cafeteria from 8:20-9:20am, with a different topic each week.  A Coffee/Tea/Hot Cocoa Bar will be offered for those in attendance.  Parents are welcome to come early to eat breakfast with their child if they'd like.  This is a great way to hear more about our programs, learn ways to better support your child academically, and get more involved in our schools.  Stop by one Friday to enjoy a cup of coffee and connect with us!   See the FLYER for details.

You're Invited to Red & Black Night go panthers

You are invited to a fun night of BBQ & Basketball!  On Wednesday, November 23, meet your 2016-2017 Panther Basketball Teams while enjoying a yummy BBQ Dinner!

BBQ Dinner in Cafeteria from 5:00-6:30pm -- $5 per person for everyone over age 4

HS Girls Scrimmage at 7pm -- MS Girls Introduction at halftime

HS Boys Scrimmage at 8pm -- MS Boys Introduction at halftime

Game admission is $3 adults / $1 students and senior citizens

HealthPoint Medical & Dental Services Now Available at School! HealthPoint Family Care

All Ludlow students now have access to health services at our Ludlow HealthPoint Medical & Dental Center.  Parents/Guardians, please enroll your child today if you haven't already!  Find the Enrollment Form HERE.  In addition to the services our School Nurse provides daily, we also have a Nurse Practitioner at school every Wednesday.  Our NP can provide immunizations, athletic phycials, strep tests, and prescriptions.  We also provide Dental Services now too!  Students can visit our dentist to get their regular 6-month check-ups and basic services and care.  Parents/Guardians, we encourage you to complete the enrollment packet and turn it in to your child's school office today so you can take advantage of these outstanding health and detail services!  


School Supply Lists School Supply Lists

Back-to-School Sales will be starting soon.  As you hit the stores, our School Supply Lists will make it easier to get the items your child will need for the year.


Supply Lists for Grades P-6

Supply Lists for Grades 7-12


SHINE Summer Enrichment Camps

Because our district received the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant, Ludlow is partnering with Children, Inc. to provide five weeks of FREE enrichment camps this summer for students.  Our SHINE Program is designed to Support, Help, Innovate, Nurture, and Enrich our young panthers. 


Click READ MORE below for reminders for parents with students attending.

4th Graders Hold Science Fair

Way to go, 4th Grade!  This  year's 4th graders brought back the excitement of a Science Fair.  They wanted to show everyone what amazing scientists they are!  It had been since 1992 since this grade held a Science Fair.  The students created experiments from testing insulation, making magnets, to finding out what will melt ice faster.  The 4th graders worked really hard for about 3 months to complete their experiment, science journal and their posters to give a presentation.  They presented to their classmates, to the whole elementary, and then to their families at the March 27th Family Science Night.  It was a great success and we look forward to see what experiments come out of next year's 4th Graders.

Check out our Photo Gallery!



Do you want to change a child’s life and make a meaningful contribution to our school? One to One

Become a volunteer Reading Coach!


One to One: Practicing Reading with Students invite Mary A. Goetz Elementary parents, grandparents, caregivers and community volunteers to play an integral role in helping struggling young readers with the support they need to be successful in reading.  Each volunteer “reading coach” will commit to meet with a 1st-3rd grade student just 35 minutes per week during the 2013-14 academic year.  Coaches provide children with the time, attention, and the opportunity to practice reading which will make a difference in their lives.  One to One requires new coaches to complete six hours of training in September 2013 and complete a background check.


To obtain additional information on One to One, please visit the Northern Kentucky Education Council’s website at www.nkyec.org.  If you’d like to be contacted when specific training dates and locations are confirmed, please contact Nancy Costello at the Council, ncostello@nkyec.org or (859)282-9214. 


Thank you for your willingness to make a difference and support our school’s strong commitment to education!

Tailgate Party! Tailgate party

Let’s kick off the fall season by rooting together for a Panther victory! All students, families, and community members are invited to attend the annual Tailgate Party on Friday, August 26th Students, Families, Community & Alumni, please plan to join us!



Please Pay Your School Fees!!

Each year, parents are asked to pay students fees for each of their students. These fees go towards purchasing instructional materials and supplies in the classroom, along with helping to support the extra-curricular programs here at Ludlow Elementary. Without these fees, budgets become tight and we are forced to conserve the materials that we can purchase. We are asking parents to please pay their student fees as soon as they can. Fees for the elementary are $40 per students for the school year. If you are unable to pay the full amount, we are more than willing to work with you making payments. You can pay your school fees any day by seeing Mrs. Trammel in the office, or sending money in an envelope with your student marked "school fees". If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Steffen here at school.

The 2018-2019 School Calendar calendar

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

Are You Having Trouble with Your Infinite Campus App? IC

If you are experiencing trouble with your IC App, try this:

  1. Log out of the app
  2. On the sign-in screen, click "Change District"
  3. Re-enter our district's code:  BPCZYG
  4. Log in with your username and password

Not sure what your username and password are?  Contact Jenny McMillen at jennifer.mcmillen@ludlow.kyschools.us


We are Now on Twitter! We are on Twitter now

New year, new connections.  We are on Twitter now!  Connect with us to keep up on school news, programs, weather alerts, and other updates!  Find us at @ludlowschools

Back to School Events & Reminders back-to-school

Although school starts on August 17th, there are a few more dates that you should have on your calendar!  Check out this REMINDER LIST of importact back-to-school events.  Plan now to attend these important events so that the transition of starting school on August 17th is a smoother one.


Go to School Supply Lists Page


Kenton Cty Library's Summer Programs

Take a trip to the Kenton County Public Library this summer!  They offer lots of FREE activities in addition to providing books and technology.


Check out their SUMMER SCHEDULE today!



2013-2014 School Fees

Each year, parents are asked to pay students fees for each of their students. These fees go towards purchasing instructional materials and supplies in the classroom, along with helping to support the extra-curricular programs here at Ludlow Elementary. Without these fees, budgets become tight and we are forced to conserve the materials that we can purchase. We are asking parents to please pay their student fees as soon as they can. Fees for the elementary are $40 per students for the school year. If you are unable to pay the full amount, we are more than willing to work with you making payments. You can pay your school fees any day by seeing Mrs. Trammel in the office, or sending money in an envelope with your student marked “school fees”. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Steffen here at school.

Become a One-to-One Reading Coach Today!!! One to One Reading Coach


We encourage parents and community members to consider to be a part of the adult one-to-one reading program. This program provides training for adults to work with an individual student once a week for 30 minutes. This is a great opportunity for communi-ty members to work with our students on reading. If you are an interested adult, please contact :

The Northern Kentucky Education Council

Nancy Costello ncostello@nkyec.org 859-282-9214

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.

Click to Read More and for Help Through our School-Based HealthPoint Family Care Center... 

Congratulations, Ludlow Students, Staff, and Families! Proficiency!

Ludlow Independent was again named a PROFICIENT DISTRICT for 2016 by the KY Department of Education!  Mary A. Goetz Elementary & Ludlow High School have also been named PROFICIENT SCHOOLS!  Congratulations to our students, staff, and families on this outstanding achievement!  Check out the specifics on our KDE School Report Card by clicking HERE.  You can also see a quicker snapshot view of each school here:  Mary A. Goetz Elementary and Ludlow High School.


Every Student, Every Day!


Chorus Wins Contest!

Congratulations to the Mary A. Goetz Elementary Chorus! 

They recently performed at the Florence Mall, along with 14 other schools.  Our school won the mall's Music in Our Schools $500 Facebook Contest! 


Wonderful job, Ms. Baugh & The Chorus!



Attend Mr. Borchers' Coffee With the Community coffee with the community

Mr. Borchers will hold his monthly Coffee with the Community sessions this year on the first Wednesday of the month from 9:00-10:00am.  He invites all parents, families, alumni, and community members to these coffee chats at Wynner's Cup Cafe.  He will buy the coffee.  He invites you to come and ask questions or get updates about the progress of our school district.  During the first semester, these coffee chats will take place at Wynner's Cup Cafe and will move to the Folk School Coffee Parlor during the second semester.

Tech Tuesdays for Parents Tech Tuesdays

Tech Tuesdays is a new Open Lab opportunity for parents/guardians who need some technology assistance.  Every Tuesday from 4:00-5:30pm, there will be a mobile lab set up in the Cafeteria for parents/guardians to use as needed.  We can support you with assistance too!  

Possible Uses Include, but Aren’t Limited To:

  • Search for Jobs Online
  • Complete job applications
  • Create a résumé
  • Check your child’s grades in Infinite Campus
  • Pay your bills online
  • Create and access a free email account
  • Complete college applications
  • Complete the FAFSA for yourself or a child

To schedule assistance with a specific topic, please contact Jenny McMillen at 859-261-8210 or jennifer.mcmillen@ludlow.kyschools.us.  See the FLYER for details.


Outstanding Teachers Recognized

Congratulations to Tammy Roberts and Vickie Baker!  These two outstanding teachers were nominated to receive a Golden Apple Award this year at the March 27th Excellence in

Education Dinner.  They were recognized as one of the area's Top 20 Teachers.  Both teachers are known for their dedication to the children of Ludlow, always going above and beyond the call of duty.  We certainly appreciate everything they do for students, families, and the Ludlow community. 


Click Read More below to see more photos from the Excellence in Education Dinner, and to see the award Superintendent Borchers also received that evening.

Pay on Cafeteria Accounts Online

Parents/Guardians can now make payments online for a student's cafeteria account.  Ludlow offers a free breakfast, lunch, and after-school power snack to all students, but they can choose to purchase additional a la carte items, snacks, and drinks.  Parents can add funds to these accounts online through the new Infinite Campus system (replacing MyFoodBucks).

To Use:

1.  Parents can log into the Infinite Campus portal (this is the same site to check grades/attendance).

2.  Click on the "Payments" tab and follow the directions to add a payment method.  Then add the amount to be placed.  You can add your email address to have a receipt emailed if you prefer.

3.  Click on the "Food Service" tab to see account balances and to view a detail of all cafeteria transactions for each student.  

4.  If parents use the mobile app too, they check account balances and even set alerts for low balances.

If parents need assistance with setting up an account to log into Infinite Campus, please contact Jenny McMillen at 859-261-8210 or jennifer.mcmillen@ludlow.kyschools.us.

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.