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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...

Drug Free Clubs of America Brought to Ludlow drugfree

All students in Grades 7-12 are invited to enroll in the new Drug Free Club at Ludlow High School.  Students have been given brochures to bring home if they are interested.  If students are interested in joining, the BROCHURE needs to be signed by both the student and parent and returned to the HS Office.  This is a unique club that doesn’t necessarily meet regularly like other clubs.  To become a member, students commit to be drug free and volunteer to be drug tested.  The organization partners with St. Elizabeth Hospital.  Lab techs come to school to conduct these voluntary random tests.  Students who are members never know when they may get tested. All results are confidential and only shared with parents and students – school officials do NOT receive the results. 

Parents, why would you encourage your child to join?  Keep reading...

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.

Are you an LHS Cheerleader Alumni? Panthers Cheer Alumni

Calling all LHS cheerleader alumni! If you cheered for the Panthers, please fill out this survey so we can email you details of this year's Cheerleader Alumni Night. Any LHS cheer alumni can join us, Thursday, Oct 4. Click Here to register your contact information. 

Senior Parent Workshop 2019

All seniors and their parents are invited to our Senior Parent Workshop on Wednesday, September 12th at 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria.  Mrs. McMillen will be reviewing some very important items for senior year, including graduation requirements and reminders, ACT dates, the college application process, financial aid, and scholarships.  If both the senior and a parent cannot attend, it is still encouraged that one or the other come.  Senior Year is a fun one, but also a busy one full of important activities and deadlines -- We don't want you missing anything!  This meeting will help answer a lot of your questions!

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!

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!

Free Basketball Camp June 15-16 camp

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

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!

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.    

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. 

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!

Softball Meeting October 19 softball

Any girl and their parent/guardian in grades 7-12 interested in playing softball this spring should plan to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, October 19, at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria. 

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.



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.

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!    


Spirit Week at LHS! spiritweek

Homecoming Spirit Week at LHS is October 9-12!  Dress up and celebrate the week! 

Tuesday:  Pajama Day

Wednesday:  Generations Day

Thursday:  Opposite Day 

Friday:  Crazy Red & Black Day

Voices from the Classroom grace

Take a few moments to read a recent Voices from the Classroom article written by our own panther, Grace McClurg, as she prepared to attend WKU's Gatton Academy this year.  We wish Grace all the best at Gatton!


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!

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. 

The 2018-2019 School Calendar calendar

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

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

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!

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!


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...

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!

Seniors: Local Scholarship Apps Due April 24 local

All seniors should review the local scholarship packet and apply for any scholarships for which they qualify.  All applications and required attachments (if applicable) are due to Mrs. Currin by 3:10 PM on Monday, April 24.  Parents, please take a few moments and review this packet with your son/daughter and assist them with applications.  See details and the packet HERE.  Our seniors are lucky to have a very generous community!

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.


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!



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.

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!

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).


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.  


Senior Parent Workshop TONIGHT! parents

All seniors and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the Senior Parent Workshop on Wednesday, September 6th at 6:00pm in the cafeteria.  Lots of valuable resources on the following topics will be given: graduation, the college admissions process, transcipts, financial aid, and scholarships. 

Please plan to attend this meeting to help ensure a successful senior year!  Contact Melissa Currin at (859) 261-8211 or melissa.currin@ludlow.kyschools.us with questions.



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...

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! 


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.


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. 


Juniors Take the ACT on March 20th! ACT

On Tuesday, March 20th, all public school juniors in the commonwealth will be doing the same thing:  Taking the ACT.  Parents are asked to be sure that their 11th grade son/daughter is at school in this day by 8:20 AM.  Please be sure your son/daugther has a full night of sleep and a healthy breakfast so that they are able to give their best on the test.  We know we can count on the LHS Class of 2019 to continue our tradition of excellence.  Best of luck to our Junior Class! 

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!    


Follow Us on Social Media social media

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!

Facebook:  Look for Ludlow Independent Schools

Twitter:  Follow @ludlowschools

Instagram:  Follow ludlowschools


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!



Congratulations, Mr. Wright! congrats

Congratulations to Mr. Chris Wright!  Chris is being recognized by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts on February 24th at their annual conference.  Mr. Wright was selected as the council's High School Teacher of the Year!  Chris will receive a plaque and a free one-year membership to the council.

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.

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!

"Ludlow's Got Talent" is Open to Grades 7-12 talent

Can you sing? Can you dance? Are you a comedian? Do you have a band? Magic tricks? Skits? Here is an opportunity to show off!  Ludlow High School is having its 1st Annual Talent Show!  It is open to all 7-12th grade students.  See Mrs. Abner in Room E208 with any questions.  Show off YOUR talent!  This is going to be an event you will want to be a part of!

LHS Drama Club Presents "Game of Tiaras" tiaras

Coming Soon: The LHS Drama Club presents Game of Tiaras.  When the aging king of a Magical Kingdom (England) decides to split his empire between his three daughters, Cinderella, Belle, and the Snow Queen (who in no way resembles a copyrighted character), terrible tragedy ensues. Terrible, hilarious tragedy. Combining the gut-wrenching plot twists of Game of Thrones and the soul-numbing despair of Shakespearean tragedy, this adaptation of King Lear will leave you dying with laughter as the body count mounts. When you play the Game of Tiaras, you win or you die.

SHOW TIMES:  Saturday, March 11 at 7:30PM and Sunday, March 12 at 2:00PM at Ludlow's Faragher Fine Arts Center

Tickets are $5 at the Door

Support our awesome cast and crew by checking out one of their performances!


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.





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!


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.

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.


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.


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!

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.


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.

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

Fall Sports Reminders panthers

Parents, is your child interested in playing on one of the HS fall teams?  Below are the dates, times, and locations each Fall Sport will begin for high school students.  If your child is interested in playing and did not sign up, it's not too late!  They can show up on the first day of practice, with a KHSAA physical and a copy of their insurance card

HS VOLLEYBALL -  8:30 AM - 10:00 AM,  Tuesday, July 10th (HS Gym)

MS VOLLEYBALL - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM,  Monday, July 16th (HS Gym)

SOCCER -  8:30 AM - 10:30 AM,  Tuesday, July 10th (Lemker Baseball Field)

HS FOOTBALL -  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM,  Tuesday, July 10th (Football Field)

MS FOOTBALL -  5:00 PM,  Monday, July 16th (Football Field)

CROSS COUNTRY -   7:00 AM - 8:30 AM,  Monday, July 16th (Track)

Find enrollment and KHSAA physical forms HERE.

May At-A-Glance
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Prom & After-Prom prom

Ludlow's Prom will be held at Receptions Banquet Hall on April 28th from 8:00pm-12:00am.  Tickets cost $50/person and includes a full dinner.  Enjoy a memorable night of food, dancing, photographs, great music, and lots of fun!

Ludlow holds an After-Prom, sponsored by the Family Resource & Youth Service Center.  This year's event takes place at Sport of All Sorts from 1:00-5:30am.  The bus leaves LHS by 12:45am to head to SOAS, and then leaves to return to LHS at 5:30am.  The cost is only $5, and includes pizza, drinks, games, basketball, volleyball, bowling, and lots of fun!  See the FLYER for details.  Students will receive a ticket once they sign up to attend; parents will be notified if students so not show up.  Our goal is to provide a SAFE & FUN celebration after the prom!


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.


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.


The 2018-2019 FAFSA {Free Application for Federal Student Aid} goes live at midnight on September 30, 2017!! It's FAFSA Time!

The 2018-2019 FAFSA {Free Application for Federal Student Aid} goes live at midnight on September 30, 2017.  Seniors who are planning on any type of post secondary education should plan on filing.  Go to the Counselor's Corner for more information including helpful checklists for creating your FSA ID and completing the application.  Thomas More College in Crestview Hills is hosting a FAFSA workshop to help seniors and their families through the FAFSA process.  Click here for an info flyer.  Go to www.thomasmore.edu/fafsaworkshop to RSVP for the event. 

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.


Senior Night Memories seniors

Click below to see the Photo Gallery & Videos from Senior Night!  



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.


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.


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


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. 


Still Want to Place an Order with Jostens? jostens

Sophomores & Seniors:  Do you still want to order a class ring or graduation items from Jostens?  You can do that in one of three ways:

1.  Complete your paper order form and mail it in along with your deposit (check or money order) to the address on the form:  Jostens  8216 Princeton Glendale Rd, #106   West Chester, OH 45069

2.  Call 1-800-JOSTENS and place your order; pay your deposit with a credit card over the phone

3.  Order online at www.jostens.com and pay with a credit card -- please note that you will be asked to pay the amount in full when ordering online, not just a deposit

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.

February At-A-Glance calendar

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

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

The Boosters are looking for workers for concession stands during all home athletic events for Grades 6-12.  PLEASE consider volunteering for a game!  If your son/daughter plays, consider signing up to help at either the game before or after theirs so you can still watch them play, or help at an entirely different sport so all parents can enjoy their own child's game!  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!  

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!

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.

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


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.


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.


October Events events

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

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!

Congratulations, Grace McClurg! gatton

Congratulations to LHS Sophomore Grace McClurg!  Grace was accepted into the Gatton Academy of Mathematics & Science!  Gatton sits on the campus of Western Kentucky University.  Grace will live on the campus and take a full college course load during her junior and senior years.  She will be one of 190 students around the commonwealth attending this fall.  Congratulations to Grace!  We wish her the best of luck in this prestigious program! 

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!

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 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

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.  

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!  

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


Food Pantry is Open to LHS Students & Families food pantry

The Ludlow High School Food Pantry is located near the Ludlow High School Office.  Serving families with students in grades 7-12, the pantry is made possible with a grant from the Free Store Food Bank.  The pantry is stocked monthly with non-perishable items such as can food items, peanut butter and cereal.  It also has freezer items such as hotdogs, sausage, pizza, and macaroni and cheese.   To visit the pantry, an LHS student or parent can stop by on Fridays between 3:00 and 4:00 PM or call Ms. Pedro at 859-261-3223 to set up an appointment.   


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

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... 

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.

Schools are CLOSED Today Snow Day!

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

Senior Parent Financial Aid Meeting Financial Aid 101

Seniors & Parents:  Attend Ludlow's Workshop on December 9th at 6:30pm to learn more about the financial aid process.  The FAFSA will be discussed (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  The FAFSA is the application for students/parents to complete in order to qualify for various grants, loans, and even some scholarships.  ALL students planning for college should complete this!  Learn more about other financial aid opportunities at this meeting too!  Plan to attend on the 9th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.  Contact Melissa Currin for more information:  melissa.currin@ludlow.kyschools.us


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!

Dual Credit Parent Meeting

For Parents/Guardians of Sophomores & Juniors:  Last week, your son/daughter may have been invited to a meeting at school to learn about a new dual credit opportunity that will be offered through Gateway Community & Technical College next school year.  Students were invited if they met the three requirements for admission (GPA, test scores, attendance). 

If they attended the meeting and were interested in the program, they left with a folder containing an application for the program, a student/parent contract, and a flyer for the mandatory parent informational meeting.  They were expected to share this with you that evening.  Hopefully that happened!  You are encouraged to ask your son/daughter about this information if they attended the meeting. 

If you are interested in this dual credit opportunity, parents/guardians are asked to attend a MANDATORY PARENT MEETING on Thursday, April 23rd at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.  Forms they received can be found HERE.

Schools CLOSED Thursday

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

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...




Holiday Movie Night for Grades 7 & 8! Holiday Movie Night

Join us for Holiday Movie NightAll 7th and 8th graders are invited to our cafeteria from 6:00-8:00PM on Wednesday, December 17th.  We'll be showing Fred Claus.  Enjoy some yummy cookies and a Hot Cocoa Bar!  This event is FREE! 


Get into the holiday mood while having lots of fun with your friends!  We can't wait to see you there!


Thank you to Ludlow's Family Resource & Youth Service Center for sponsoring this cool event!


Senior Parent Financial Aid Workshop Financial Aid 101

All seniors and parents should plan to attend the LHS Financial Aid Workshop on Tuesday, December 9th at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria.  Lots of valuable information will be given regarding funding a college education!  Learn more about the FAFSA Process.  Please plan to attend!


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.

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!


Public Comment Session for Title IX

Ludlow HIgh School will hold a public comment session regarding Title IX.  This meeting will take place from 3:00-3:30 PM on Monday, September 22, 2014 in the High School Library.


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!



Get Your Schedule Early! Get Your Schedule Early

LHS students do not have to wait until Pantherfest to get their schedules.  Check out these opportunities to get it early:


Wednesday, August 13th at 9:00am: 
All 7th graders can come in for the 7th Grade Orientation.  Tour the building and learn more about life in the high school.  You can pay fees and get your schedule too!


Thursday, August 14th from 9:00-11:30am: 
It's LHS Schedule Pick-Up & Fee Payment Day!  Stop by the HS Office to pick up your schedule early and pay your school fees.  Fees can be paid by cash, check or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover).



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


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!


Science Class Research Project is Published Science Class Research Project is Published

Marc Frevola's PAICE class conducted a research project about the growth of baby corn snakes.  Their research was published in Reptile Magazine!  Check out the project HERE


Congratulations to Mr. Frevola and his class on a job well done!


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.



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.



The LHS Play is This Weekend! The LHS Play is This Weekend!

Once upon a time, long before Walt Disney delighted audiences with stories of princesses, dwarves, glass slippers, and singing animals, the Brothers Grimm collected much darker, gorier versions of these fairy tales. 


Ludlow High School’s upcoming production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon explores these stories as two narrators attempt to guide the audience through a comedic mash-up of 209 tales.


Show times include Saturday, Feb 22nd at 7:00pm and Sunday, Feb 23rd at 2:00pm.  Tickets are $5 at the door.



Games & Activities Cancelled Games & Activities Cancelled

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




One Hour Delay Thursday

Schools will run on a ONE HOUR DELAY on Thursday, February 6th.

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.

Seniors Participate in Kentucky's College Application Week! Seniors Participate in Kentucky's College Application Week!

November 11th - 15th is College Application Week!  LHS seniors will be participating in activities throughout the week.  In addition to receiving help on completing their applications, seniors will be sending their transcripts, working on their resumes, learning more about scholarships and financial aid, researching employers who reimburse for tuition, researching their KEES money, and working on their ILPs. 


Good luck this week, Class of 2014, as you take one step closer to life after high school!


LHS Parents, We Want Your Input! LHS Parents, We Want Your Input!

Parents of High School Students: We need your input!  As you may know, LHS will be hiring a new principal this spring.  As our SBDM parent and teacher members, along with Superintendent Mike Borchers, prepare to go through the selection process to hire a new principal, they want to know what qualities YOU value in a new leader.  Please give your feedback by taking the survey listed below.  It will remain open through Wednesday, April 9, 2014.


The survey includes four (4) questions and should take just a few moments of your time.  We truly value your input and will use it as part of the criteria for selecting our future principal.  Thank you!


Click HERE to take the survey.



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.


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.


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



Order Your Ludlow Gear by Sept 19th! Order Your Ludlow Gear by Sept 19th!

Are you in need of some new Ludlow apparel?  Check out the spirit shop at www.bsnsports.com  Click the "My Team Shop" logo and enter access code panthe6D6Hurry and order your apparel today before the shop closes on September 19th!  Adult sizes only.


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!


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.


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! 


LHS Red Cross Club Collects Holiday Cards for Military LHS Red Cross Club Collects Holiday Cards for Military

Our new Red Cross Club needs your help!  They are collecting boxes of holiday greeting cards to send to members of the military.  LHS students will write a message on the card, sign it, then send them off to active members on duty around the world.


Interested in helping?  Turn in a box of holiday cards to Mrs. High or the LHS Office over the next couple of weeks.  These cards will receive a hand-written note and then find a good home!


Help us today!


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!!



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!


Good Luck, Amber Victor! Good Luck, Amber Victor!

Congratulations and Good Luck to junior Amber Victor!  Amber placed 8th at the Regional Cross Country Meet.  Now she's headed to the KY Horse Park for the State Competition on Saturday!  We wish you the best of luck, Amber!


K-3 Basketball Cancelled K-3 Basketball Cancelled

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



Activities CANCELLED for Today

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

Gateway Regional Academy Updates

GRA Students & Families:  Please mark your calendars:

AUGUST 17:  First day of GRA classes!  Yes, even though Ludlow classes begin on August 20th, GRA courses start on August 17th.  Be there!

Need your Gateway ID in order to ride the TANK Bus?  Go HERE for details.

Copy of Reminders from Mrs. McMillen

Copy of Gateway Startup Packet of Info Given at Orientation


GRA Questions?  Email Jenny McMillen or call 859-261-8210


FREE Athletic Physicals June 11th

Any incoming 6th -12th grade student who plans to participate in a sport during the 2015-2016 year is required to turn in a completed KHSAA form after having a physical. Students are required to have this completed and on file with the school BEFORE students can try out or practice.  To make this easier for parents and students, FREE physicals will be given for 6th-12th graders on Thursday, June 11th at 6:00pm in the LHS Office.  Bring the KHSAA form along with the athlete's insurance or medical card. Click Below for Details & Forms:


Flyer with Details

Physical Form for Grades 6-8

Physical Form for Grades 9-12


In addition to the physical, all athletes are required to complete the contract and return before participation:  Student Contract


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!

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!


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.


Juniors & Seniors: Register for the ACT!

Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to register for the October 24th ACT.  We are hosting the test here at LHS.  This October test is an incredibly important one for seniors due to college admissions and scholarship deadlines.  Go to www.actstudent.org to register!  You must register by Friday, September 18th at midnight for this test!  If you are in need of a fee waiver, please contact Mrs. Currin ASAP!



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!

Holiday Movie Night for Grades 7 & 8

Don't be a grinch!  Join us in the cafeteria for a holiday movie and yummy treats!  This is a free event for all LHS 7th and 8th graders in the cafeteria from 4:30-6:30PM on Friday, December 12th.  Join us!

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.


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.


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!)

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"!


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.

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!


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!

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!

Juniors Take ACT on March 1 Juniors Take ACT on March 1

All juniors across the commonwealth will take the required ACT on Tuesday, March 1st.  Testing begins promptly at 8:20AM.  We hope to have another year of 100% attendance on test day!  We wish the Class of 2017 well as they take the ACT on March 1st, and have great confidence that they will continue our tradition of academic excellence.  Go, Panthers!

March Madness Night for Grades 7 & 8 March Madness Night for Grades 7 & 8

Our annual March Madness Night will be held on Friday, March 18 from 7:00-9:00 PM in the cafeteria.  All 7th and 8th Grade Students and their Parents/Guardians are invited to hang out, watch the NCAA games, and enjoy pizza, snacks, drinks, and have a chance to win some great door prizes!  Tickets cost $5 each and can be purchased ahead of time in Ms. Goodpaster's Room (M310).  Those purchasing pre-sale tickets are guaranteed a T-shirt on March 18th.  JOIN US!  Thank you to the Family Resource & Youth Service Center for sponsoring this fun event!

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



Homecoming Spirit Week! Homecoming Spirit Week!

Homecoming is here!  Spirit Week for LHS Students runs September 12-16.  Be sure to participate in each day's fun dress up theme!

Monday:  Color Day 

     Seniors - dark blue 

     Juniors - purple

     Sophomores - hot pink 

     Freshmen - periwinkle / light blue 

     8th grade - green

     7th grade - dark pink

Tuesday:  Superhero!

Wednesday:  Pajama Day

Thursday:  Flannel / Plaid

Friday: Crazy Red & Black!

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!

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.

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!
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.



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.


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.)


Senior Parent Meeting Wednesday LHS Senior Parent Meeting

Senior Year is full of news, updates, and deadlines. Stay on top of all of them by attending the LHS Senior Parent Meeting on Wednesday, Sept 7 at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. Mrs. Currin will be reviewing graduation items, explaining college and career planning items, and going over the new rules/deadlines of the FAFSA (financial aid application). Senior Year can be a hectic one, but this meeting will help it run a bit smoother. All seniors and at least one parent/guardian are strongly encouraged to attend!

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.

Art Award for Sophomore Madison Roy!

Congratulations to sophomore Madison Roy!  Madison received an Honorable Mention in the All 'A' Classic's Art Competition.  Madison's artwork ranked in the top four of the competition, which sought art designs from high school students to use for the cover of their tournament program.  Awesome work from a talented young artist!

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

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.


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.



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!


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!


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!

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


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!


"Suite Surrender" Two Thumbs Up! "Suite Surrender" Two Thumbs Up!

Ludlow High School's recent presentation of Suite Surrender received two thumbs up!   The cast and crew were amazing!


Click the icon to catch a clip of two real-life sisters singing together as Claudia McFadden and Athena Sinclair, two feuding divas.  Sophomore Aaliyah Bricking and Junior Savanna Bricking show off their talent!

See "Suite Surrender" Feb 28 & March 1

The LHS Drama Program has been working hard for the past few months to present Suite Surrender.  The auditorium has been transformed into the 1940s Palm Beach Royale Hotel and Spa.  Two feuding divas, Claudia McFadden and Athena Sinclair, are both booked to perform at a wartime benefit.  Their rooms are supposed to be on opposite ends of the hotel, but a mixup finds them both booked in the Presidential Suite. Comedy ensues as hotel manager Bernard S. Dunlap, along with frazzled personal secretaries and hapless bellhops, attempt to keep the divas away from each other, while a gossip reporter tries to get the scoop of her life.



Performances are Saturday, February 28th at 3:00 pm and Sunday, March 1st at 2:00pm. We hope to see you there! 
Tickets are $5 at the door.


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!


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!

Support Our Teams by Dining at Buffalo Wild Wings

The Cross Country and Baseball Teams have joined together to make some money.  How can you help?  Print out THIS SHEET and take it to Buffalo Wild Wings in Ft. Wright (at the intersection of Highland and 3L) and show it to your server when you are paying your bill.  Every time you use the card, Bdubs will give the cross country and baseball teams a percentage of the sale.  It's that easy!  This fundraiser started September 1st and runs through next September 1st (2015).


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!


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.


LHS Parent / Teacher Conferences

Don't forget!  Parent Teacher Conferences are held at the end of the 1st Quarter.  Conferences will take place on Wednesday, October 22nd from 5:00-7:00pm.  Enter through the main entrance on Adela Avenue to pick up report cards, then head up to meet with teachers in their classrooms.  Recent MAP Test scores will be attached to your child's report card, along with the state test scores from the spring. 

Your involvement as a parent is crucial.  This is a great time to discuss concerns about your son/daughter to ensure a successful school year.  We'd love to have 100% parent attendance!

Click HERE for helpful hints and reminders about grades and conferences.


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.

P-12 Parent Feedback Requested

Parents, we want to hear from you! 

As we continue to develop our comprehensive improvement plans, your feedback becomes critical.  We value your input and hope you will take a few minutes to answer our survey.  Each school has a separate survey link listed below.  If you are a parent of students in both buildings, please take both surveys.  These surveys will be available online through May 23rd. 


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

Parent Survey for Ludlow High School (Grades 7-12)


Mrs. Procaccino Receives a Golden Apple!

Congratulations to Lori Procaccino, one of Mary A. Goetz Elementary's 2nd Grade Teachers!  Mrs. Procaccino recently received the prestigious Golden Apple award for her outstanding teaching.  Her 2nd graders are very proud of her!

Little Panther, Big Panther Little Panther, Big Panther

Check us out on nky.com!  Our recent story in The Enquirer can be found on the local news website.


Make a Daily Commitment to Drive Safely!

Ludlow staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. We are asking everyone 14 and older -- staff, students, parents, community members -- to go to www.celebratemydrive.com once a day, every day, from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24. The more safe driving commitments our community makes, the better our chance to win a $100,000 grant and a private concert by The Band Perry. 


Learning to drive is a big step in life. State Farm and LHS recognize getting a driver’s license is an important and joyous time. Celebrate My Drive celebrates this milestone with new drivers by encouraging them to make positive choices like driving 2N2®: 2 eyes on the road and 2 hands on the wheel.  Go to www.celebratemydrive.com today to support the Panthers and safe driving.

Shop at Kroger & Help Athletic Department
Please help the athletic department by linking your Kroger card to our organization.  You can enroll by going to  www.krogercommunityrewards.com , creating an account (if you have not done so already) or signing in.  Once you are on that page, click on "Enroll Now" under community rewards.  There you can type in the Ludlow Athletic Department number 82631 and your card is linked.  Every time you shop at Kroger, the Athletic Department will receive a percentage of the total bill.
Thank you for your support of the Ludlow Athletic Department!
Get Your Santa Gram!

The LHS Student Council is selling Santa Grams for $.50 each.  Write a holiday message to a friend or teacher, and the Student Council will deliver it along with a candy cane on December 19th. 


Students or teachers can purchase grams before school near the breakfast area or during lunch in the cafeteria.  Grams are being sold December 9th through Tuesday, December 16th.


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.


Motivational Video for Our Juniors Motivational Video for Our Juniors

All juniors across the commonwealth will be doing the same thing in public schools on Tuesday, March 3rd:  Taking the ACT.  To help show our Class of 2016 that we believe in them and encourage them to give their best effort, we created a fun video!  Enjoy our faculty's craziness!


We want all of our juniors here on Tuesday morning, ready to test!  Get a full night of sleep and have a healthy breakfast.  Be here by 8:20am.


We believe in our juniors and know they will ROCK the ACT!


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!


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!

Talented Students Win Awards

Congratulations to three talented young ladies!  They've recently been recognized:

Hannah Hutton (7th grade) recently performed at the NKY Solo & Ensemble Festival and received a "Distinguished" rating! 

Allie Johnson (10th grade) won 3rd Place in Fiction in the Northern Kentucky University Creative  Writing Contest!

Cymphony Macaraniag (12th grade) won 1st Place in a writing contest sponsored by the Covington Art Club!  Cymphony will receive a $500 prize and will be honored at a luncheon later this month. 


Congratulations, NHS Inductees!

Congratulations to our newest inductees of the LHS Chapter of the National Honor Society.  Induction took place on April 28th at 7:00PM.  These students were selected for their outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, and character. 

Check out the program and list of inductees and current members HERE.











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!


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!

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!



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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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

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

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.  


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!  


Thanks Crayons To Computers! Crayons to computers

Many thanks to Crayons to Computers!  On April 5, their Mobile Outreach Van visited Ludlow High School, supplying our teachers and students with thousands of dollars worth of free school supplies.  LHS is extremely grateful for the support and assistance of Crayons to Computers and Whitney Jacobson, Mobile Outreach Coordinator.

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...

FREE Summer Recreational Camps for Incoming Grades 7-12 Summer Recreation

It's not to late to join us for some summer fun!  Mr. Taphouse will be holding several FREE Summer Rec Camps for students entering Grades 7-12.  Camps run July 11 - August 12 from 12:00-3:00pm on Monday through Friday, and will be filled with fitness and fun!  Dodgeball, Basketball, Kickball, Flag Football, and more!


Check out the BROCHURE for details on dates and activities.  Parents must complete the registration form before students can participate.  Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle in order to stay hydrated.


Questions?  Contact Ludlow's Wellness Coach, Greg Taphouse, at greg.taphouse@ludlow.kyschools.us





LHS Students Support Ludlow Senior Center with Prom & Food Drive seniors center

Ms. Combs' Civics Class recently visited the Ludlow Senior Center to help with their Senior Prom.  Check out Channel 12's coverage of the story HERE.  Students talked, danced, and played Bingo with the seniors who attended.  LHS students want to strengthen the relationships built at this fun event by helping them restock their Food Pantry.  Many area senior citizens are in need of some basic food items.  LHS will be running a Food Drive April 18-29 to help fill this need.  Find their Wish List HERE.  Send in items to LHS so they can help our area seniors!

FAFSA Help for Senior Parents

If you need help filing your FAFSA you can go Thomas More College on the following Saturdays: January 16, & 23.  Representatives will be available to help you complete the application.  You will need to bring all the necessary paperwork needed to file the FAFSA.  You do NOT need to be attending Thomas More to get this assistance.  Appointments are available from 10:00am-12:00pm.  Call 344-3319 to schedule.  This is a free service from KHEAA and the area colleges.  Make your appointment today to get the help you need!

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. 


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

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.



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!


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.


Senior Celebrations!

We are proud of our seniors and their accomplishments!  We wish them luck as leave the hallways of LHS.  The Class of 2015 will be missed!  Remember:  Once a Panther, Always a Panther!


Check out VIDEOS from our Senior Celebrations HERE.

Check out the PHOTO GALLERY from Senior Celebrations HERE.


Saylor Among Nine NKY Students Chosen

Senior Pryzm Saylor was among nine students in Northern Kentucky selected for a scholarship program funded by Duke Energy.  The program covers the tuition, books, and required assessments for students to earn credentials for a CPT: Certified Production Technician.  The NKY region is in great need of students trained in the manufacturing area, since it is difficult for local businesses to fill these job openings. 

During the spring semester of her senior year, Pryzm will get a jump start on college by attending classes at Gateway Community & Technical College.  Kudos to Pryzm for taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to get a jump start on her college degree and future career!

To read The Enquirer's coverage on this program, click HERE.


Congratulations, Class of 2014!

We are proud of the LHS Class of 2014!  We hope your dreams come true!  As your Commencement Speaker, Mr. Garren Colvin, advised you:
Do what you love, and love what you do!


Click HERE to check out our Senior Celebrations Photo Gallery, covering Senior Night, Senior Honors Night, and Graduation.


Parents of Graduates, click HERE to preview the Commencement Portraits taken by Lifetouch.  They will be available to preview and purchase by June 9th.


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


Like Us on Facebook!

Help us reach our goal of 400 FB Likes!  Spread the word!

Click HERE to go to our new Facebook page and let us hear from you!  Here's our latest post:  Whether you are a student, a parent, a faculty member, or a graduate of Ludlow Independent Schools, tell us what you love about our schools!  Maybe it's a special memory, a favorite teacher, a particular dance, a favorite lunch, a classmate, a fun event, or a really cool activity.  Share your positive thoughts with us!

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!



Kick Off the Season with Holiday Music!
There's no better way to get yourself into the holiday season than listening to wonderful music! Join us in the Faragher Fine Arts Center on Sunday, December 9th at 3:00 PM for the Band's Holiday Concert.

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!



Juniors Take the ACT Tuesday!

All 11th graders around the commonwealth of Kentucky will be doing one thing Tuesday morning:  Taking the ACT.  As part of the state's assessment system, it is mandated that juniors take this test to measure their college and career readiness.  Scores can be used by the students for their own college admissions and scholarship purposes, even though the test is given during the school day.  Each student's goal is to at least reach the state's benchmark in three areas:  English (18), Math (19), and Reading (20). 


We ask that ALL 11th GRADERS be at school ON TIME on Tuesday, March 4th.  We know our juniors will show their Panther Pride and work their hardest on the ACT. 


Click HERE to see a list of the Top 10 Reasons They Want to Shine on The ACT on Tuesday!



LHS Green Team Wins Jefferson Award

Congratulations to Ms. Tammy Roberts and her Green Team!  The students in her class run the recycling program in the district.  Children, Inc. recently awarded them the Jefferson Award for running this outstanding service learning program.  The students were recognized at the High School Awards Program on May 23rd.

Click the icon to the right to check out the video!



Pittman Selected for TAP MD Class of 2015

Congratulations to junior Pete Pittman for being selected to the TAP MD Class of 2015!  Currently in its fifth year, TAP MD is a program designed to help exceptionally talented high school students “tap” into their potential to fulfill careers in medicine. Over 100 students have graduated from the annual program, each attending monthly observation events with physicians in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. To enter this career exploring program, students must be strong academically, motivated, mature, dependable and have a positive attitude.  Pete was selected for this prestigious honor along with 40 other area high schoolers.  Way to go, Pete!

Find out more about this program HERE.


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.


Trimpe Wins Writing Contest

Congratulations to sophomore Kyle Trimpe for winning the annual Poetry Writing Contest at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College!  He submitted two poems and won both 1st and 3rd Place!

"Where I'm From" placed 1st and "Inner Demons" placed 3rd in the contest.

Kyle was recognized at UC's Poetry Cafe on March 23rd.  His winning poems will also be published in the next issue of the Blue Ash Review, UC's college literary magazine.

Congratulations to our own talented writer, Kyle Trimpe!


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.


Congratulations to Katie Warndorf! Congratulations Katie Warndorf

Congratulations to junior Katie Warndorf!  She graduated from the Regional Youth Leadership Program in March.  Run by the NKY Chamber of Commerce, RYL accepts incoming juniors each spring from high schools around the NKY and Greater Cincinnati region.  This past year, Katie has participated with these students and various business and education leaders to focus on topics including, Law & Justice, Government & Politics, Economic Development, Diversity, and Arts & Culture.  She even became a Kentucky Colonel too!  We are so proud that Katie represented the Panthers this year at RYL!  Click HERE to learn more about RYL.


Seniors Should File FAFSA Starting Oct 1 FAFSA

Seniors and their parents should begin working on the FAFSA now!  Filing started on October 1st, a change from past years.  It is important for financial aid eligibility to file as soon as possible. 


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!



A Call To Action! A Call To Action!

High School Students: We need your help!  We are looking for more of you to serve as morning mentors in our Breakfast Buddies Program.

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.

Ludlow Celebrates Homecoming! Ludlow Celebrates Homecoming!

No one does Homecoming like Ludlow! View the District Photo Gallery for lots of Homecoming photos. Click below to read more about the various Homecoming activities that took place.

Stay Connected with Our Mobile App! Stay Connected with Our Mobile App!

Download our new mobile app!  It's a FREE app for any iphone or android device.  Connecting to our schools will be right at your fingertips!  Either scan the QR Code to the right or go to your app store, download "schConnect", and follow the directions from there.


Subscribe to the main district and school notices to receive general news, reminders of events, emergency information, and weather alerts related to school closings or delays.


Search the menu for any courses, groups, clubs, or athletic teams you’d like to “follow”.  Turn ON the notification button for the groups of your choice so you can begin receiving notices from them.


For detailed instructions on downloading this app, click HERE.



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.


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.

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!


Dual Credit Options for Students Dual Credit Options for Students

Taking dual credit courses is a great way to save money on a college education. Dual credit courses are taken during high school, but they count as both high school and college credit.  The classes are actual college courses, and can be taken on the college campus, online, and now a few of them right here at Ludlow's campus!  Superintendent Borchers and the Board of Education are offering funding for the tuition and textbook costs for these courses for the 2014-15 school year!


You can learn more about what dual credit opportunities are open to YOU by talking to Mrs. Currin or Mrs. McMillen.  You can also check out our new dual credit link HERE for details about each college's program.



Volley for the Cure Volley for the Cure
Two teams. One cause.  Ludlow High School joined with Dayton High School again this year to sponsor a Volley for the Cure event. 
Freshman Places 1st! Freshman Places 1st!


Freshman Byni Dugan finished 1st in the Varsity Girls Meet at the Ryle Invitational!  Click below to read the full Cincinnati Enquirer article.


Breeann Bailey Signs with College of Mount St. Joseph Breeann Bailey Signs with College of Mount St. Joseph

Congratulations to Breeann Bailey!  Bree recently signed to play soccer at the College of Mount St. Joseph!


The Ludlow Soccer Team will miss Breeann’s athletic talent.  She was the leading scorer in all of northern Kentucky’s schools, with 40 goals this season.  She had an outstanding 104 career varsity goals!  Bree was selected as 1st Team All Region, 1st Team in the District and MVP of the Conference. 


We wish Bree lots of luck as she transitions from an LHS Panther to an MSJ Lion!


Click Read More to See More Photos of the Event.


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.

Ludlow is Our Home! Check Out Our Video! Ludlow is Our Home!  Check Out Our Video!

Ludlow is a special place.  We are so thankful for our students, staff, families, and community! 


Watch the video to see why we are proud to call Ludlow OUR HOME!





Join Us for Pantherfest! Join Us for Pantherfest!

The beginning of the school year is right around the corner.  Join us for Pantherfest on August 13th to help kick off the 2012-2013 year!

Panther graduate, New York Times best selling author, David Mack's work comes home to NKU. Kabuki: The Alchemy, illustratred by David Mack
Ludlow Receives Physical Education & Nutrition Grant Ludlow Receives Physical Education & Nutrition Grant

Ludlow Independent Schools, along with Silver Grove, Beechwood, and Erlanger-Elsmere Schools, will share $2,164,892.00 over the next three years to implement physical education and nutrition initiatives.  The four districts worked in collaboration with the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Education Services to complete the grant application and receive these federal funds through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program.



Funds will be shared to implement new physical education curriculum, purchase new equipment, and create activities promoting phyical fitness and nutrition.  The goal of the program is to educate students and families about making healthier lifestyle choices.


For a more detailed story about this grant, click HERE.



Great Job on Spring Test Scores!
Ludlow Independent Schools is proud to announce that the district has earned a PROFICIENT classification on the spring state test scores.  As a district, our scores ranked us in the 79th percentile, which means we outperformed 79% of the other school districts in Kentucky!  Our schools made great improvements!  

We are extremely proud of the hard work that our students and staff put into every moment of the school day.  Our efforts at school couldn’t be possible without the collaboration of our Board of Education, our SBDM Councils, our parent organizations, and the support of parents, families, and community members.   These partnerships allow Ludlow Independent Schools to continue its rich tradition of excellence and rigor. 

To view school report cards for our schools and district, click HERE
To view The Enquirer's coverage of local school results, click HERE.

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!

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!

Ludlow Receives STEM Grant Ludlow Receives STEM Grant

Ludlow Independent Schools received a $40,000 grant to be used for a STEM initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) from PIE.  PIE (Partnership for Innovation in Education) received the funds from the Duke Energy Foundation and decided to utilize the grant to sponsor a STEM program at Ludlow.

PIE Chief Executive Officer, Mary Welsh Schlueter, said, "We are extremely pleased this grant will be used for Kentucky children in Ludlow Independent Schools.  The grant will be used to implement  the PIE KydPreneur Program that teaches the application of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts in a real world curriculum.  Kids have a chance to apply what they are learning, from both a regional and global perspective.  Our 21st century curriculum prepares children by teaching skills a future career might demand."  Funds will be used to purchase technology items and curriculum materials for this project.

Click HERE for the full press release that details the award.

Thank you Duke Energy Foundation and PIE! 




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!



Primary Parent Night for Grades 1, 2, 3 Primary Parent Night for Grades 1, 2, 3

We're inviting all parents of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Graders to our Primary Parent Night on Thursday, September 12th at 6:00pm

Dinner will be served at 6:00pm in the cafeteria, then parents will report to their child's classroom to see what their typical day is like, learn more about report cards, MAP testing, and Reading Counts, and even leave with a bag of great resources to help support our little panthers to be proficient! 

All of the children attending will participate in some fun crafts, and will get to leave with a free book of their choice!

Vote for Our Schools to Receive Donation! Vote for Our Schools to Receive Donation!

Target is gving $5 million dollars back to schools across the country.  It just takes your vote, telling them what school you want to see helped.  Click below to help generate funds for our schools.  Hurry!  Voting ends September 21st.

Click HERE to vote for Mary A. Goetz Elementary!

Click HERE to vote for Ludlow High School!

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!


Welcome Home, Students! Ludlow is Home Final

Welcome Home, Students!  We missed you over the summer!  We are looking forward to another exciting school year!


Click the photo to see our latest video about how much we want to make our school like a second home to each and every one of you.  Can't wait to see you Thursday!


Your Ludlow Faculty & Staff



Join Us for Pantherfest! Join Us for Pantherfest!

Start the School Year off right!  Come to Pantherfest to learn more about the 2013-2014 school year!  Pantherfest is Monday, August 12th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Start in the cafeteria, where lots of information will be.  Then head to the hallways and classrooms!  Click the panther to read about everything that is going on that night...




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.